SB 45 Repeals the Annual Intellectual Diversity Repor

Senate Bill (SB) 45, which would repeal the annual intellectual diversity report for South Dakota colleges passed the Senate Education Committee. The requirement for an intellectual diversity report was originally introduced in 2019.  Shane Nordyke, a USD political science professor, said the bill was created in order to assess whether or not the intellectual activities […]

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USD Professor and Piano Students Visit Festival in Italy

Three USD students accompanied associate professor of music Alessandra Feris to the InterHarmony International Music Festival in Acqui Terme, Italy this past summer. The students involved were second years Hannah Koruschak, working on a masters degree in piano performance, as well as Rebecca Kelley and Ian Kocher, majoring in piano performance. Not only do the […]

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Special exhibition open at National Music Museum

The National Music Museum (NMM) is featuring a new special exhibition called, “Gamelan: A Way of Life.” The exhibition opened March 25 and will be up until October of this year.  Deborah Reeves is the curator of woodwinds and education at the NMM and curated this exhibition. Reeves said the instruments included in the Gamelan […]

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USD professor’s art featured in Ipso Exhibition

USD associate professor Chris Meyer has an exhibition of sculptures featured in the Ipso Gallery at the Fresh Produce weighing in close to a ton. The exhibition is titled “Spectra: Excessive Landscapes.” The exhibition is on display until March 10.  “It’s an exhibition of cast iron sculptures that I’ve made over the years since 2014. […]

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It’s a Trip! exhibition features student artists

USD’s Student Art Alliance (SAA), composed of fine arts majors and USD artists, curated the “It’s a Trip!” exhibition in the Coyote Gallery located next to the Coyote Twin movie theater. Senior Dakota Wilson the SAA president, helped organize and curate the show. The exhibition featured 17 pieces from 10 artists. Wilson said the SAA […]

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USD students welcome Year of the Tiger

USD’s Asian American Student Association (AASA) celebrated the Lunar New Year, the year of the tiger. Emily Chov, the vice president of AASA, said the year of the tiger represents strength and resilience. Through events such as this one, students have the opportunity to learn more about different cultures. “At USD, there should be events […]

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USD art students awarded in the Stilwell Art Exhibition

The College of Fine Arts is hosting the 36th annual Stilwell Art Exhibition containing works of art from USD students.  The Stilwell exhibition is named after former chair and art professor Wilber Stilwell, his wife, Gladys and the Stilwell family. Stilwell was a faculty member for 32 years and the Stilwell family still provides support […]

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