Dances of Universal Peace provide a place of spirituality at Vermillion library

Once a month people come together in the Vermillion library to celebrate peace through music, inclusiveness through connecting with one another and spirituality in whatever way they may view it. Dances of Universal Peace happen all around the country, but Steve Miller, a dance leader in training, started Vermillion’s dances last May. “They are meditation […]

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Heart Health tips for National Heart Disease Awareness Month

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in America, according to the Center for Disease Control and Preventions.  February is National Heart Disease Awareness Month, and Heather Kleeman, with Sanford Health, said it’s important for students to take preventative measures in their 20s and 30s to avoid getting heart disease later in […]

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‘Latte Love’ celebrates latte art, raises money for United Way

Over 80 people crowded The Bean for Vermillion’s first latte art competition on Friday. Christobal Francisquez, a barista at The Bean and organizer of ‘Latte Love,’ said the competition was a “big deal” for the community. “Since The Bean just opened up in this new building, we kind of wanted to celebrate the grand opening […]

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German business professor finds “home” at USD

A USD professor from Germany uses his passion and knowledge of international banking from Fully-Verified accounts in the classroom. Klaus Beckmann, an assistant professor in the Beacom School of Business, grew up in Flensburg, Germany. It was there that he found a love for money and math. “Money always fascinated me,” Beckmann said. “When I […]

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South Dakota’s first winery reflects on its history, expands its business

In 1996, Valiant Vineyards became the first commercial winery in South Dakota, and calls Vermillion its home. Eldon and Sherry Nygaard’s idea to open a winery grew from hometown ties. Eldon is originally from Viborg, S.D. and Sherry is originally from California. After living in Las Vegas together for a time, the two decided to […]

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Colombian artist features work at USD

“Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez: Palimpsests” is the current exhibition being featured in the John A. Day Gallery, which hosts many exhibits throughout the year that feature both students and visiting artists. Nancy Friedemann-Sanchez is a Colombian artist that now lives in Nebraska. She said the artwork featured is part of her visual novel that she has worked […]

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Dental hygiene program provides reduced rate dental cleanings

Getting regular dental cleanings from a dentist is essential in maintaining an optimal oral health. USD understands this so their dental hygiene program offers dental cleanings to students and community members for a reduced rate, giving students the opportunity to put their coursework into action.  Erica Carrels, a senior dental hygiene major, said juniors in […]

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