The War Between Israel and Hamas

The ongoing conflict within the Gaza Strip, West Bank and Israel-Lebanon border being fought between the country of Israel and Palestine’s militant group, Hamas, has shown no signs of stopping anytime soon.  The conflict between the two countries originally began on Oct. 7, 2023, when the Hamas-led Palestinian militant movement launched an attack targeting Southern […]

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SGA Hosts Guest Speakers Scott Pohlson and Susan Hackemer

On Nov. 14, SGA held their 13th meeting of the year. SGA members heard from Scott Pohlson, the universities vice president for Enrollment and Marketing & Relations, along with Susan Hackemer, the assistant vice president for Career Services & Student Success, in regards to on-campus student career and success services.  At this meeting, SGA members […]

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Vermillion High School Hosts Veterans Day Service

On Saturday Nov. 11, members of the Vermillion community came together to honor and celebrate the sacrifices made by veterans and their families at the annual Vermillion High School (VHS) Veterans Day Service. The planning for this honorary event begins taking place in August and has been taking place annually for well over a decade. […]

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SGA Host USD President Sheila Gestring 

On Nov. 7, SGA held their 12th meeting of the year. SGA members heard from USD President Sheila Gestring in regard to the university’s future goals and possible upcoming projects, as well as unanimously passed three senate bills (SB) and two senate resolutions (SR) for further review. Gestring shared information regarding the possibilities of future […]

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SGA Hosts USD Title IX and EEO Coordinator Jean Merkle

On Oct. 31, SGA held their 11th meeting of the year. SGA members heard from guest speaker Jean Merkle, who works as both USD’s Title IX and EEO Coordinator. Merkle gave information regarding her position on campus as well as the resolution process that occurs after a case of sexual assault takes place on campus.  […]

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USD Fine Arts Hosts Halloween Ensemble

On Oct. 29 at 7:00 pm, the USD College of Fine Arts presented “Oktubafest in the Boneyard.” A one night only recital featuring the USD Low Brass Studio and alumni located in The Colton Recital Hall. In previous years, the Halloween special performance was filled with costumes, witty humor, spooky yet melodic music and a […]

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Vermillion Businesses and USD Organizations hosts a Community “Trick or Treat” Event 

On Friday Oct. 27, multiple downtown Vermillion businesses and USD student organizations celebrated Halloween by hosting a community wide “trick or treat” event in downtown Vermillion. This event was mainly catered to children and families, but was open to participants of all ages at no cost for attendance.  Some of the businesses that volunteered at […]

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SGA Hosts Sodexo Representatives in account for On-Campus Sustainability and Nutrition

On Oct. 24, SGA held their 10th meeting of the year. SGA members heard from Sodexo representatives, Anna Moore and Johanna Parker, regarding on-campus dining, nutrition and sustainability.  At the meeting, association members unanimously approved three Senate Bills (SB) and one Senate Resolution (SR) for further revision.  Moore and Parker explained to SGA senators what […]

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