Sigma Delta Pi Hosts Spanish Tutoring Sessions for Students 

Sigma Delta Pi, the National Collegiate Hispanic Honor Society at USD, began hosting free Spanish tutoring for students learning Spanish.  Lilian Shari, president of Sigma Delta Pi, said she wanted to make the organization more known on campus. Her first thought was getting a group together so they can speak Spanish and talk about what […]

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USD’s Wellness Center Building New Pool

USD’s Wellness Center is currently under renovations for an expansion of a new aquatics center. This project will cost around 31.25 million dollars and will be an estimated 45,800 gross square feet.  Digital Communications Specialist for USD’s Marketing Abby Kaup said the reason why they are building the expansion is because the DakotaDome’s pool has […]

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SGA holds second meeting of the semester

SGA held the second meeting of the semester at 6:30 p.m. on Sept. 12. After roll was taken, approving the agenda and the minutes from last week’s meeting, they kicked off the meeting with Vice President Elizabeth Brust approving the proxies.  The meeting started with guest speaker, April Lee, assistant director of service learning and […]

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University Housing Changing Plans for Upcoming Semester

University housing has changed their housing portal to bar students who’ve been living on campus for their first two years from living on campus a third year. This has been caused by the housing crisis on campus. Cody Burggraff, director of housing, said USD is required to house anyone for two years from their high […]

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Health students run Vermillion Community Clinic

The Vermillion Community Clinic (VCC) opened its doors in Jan. 2022 and is a student run clinic from the health affair programs at USD. They recently hosted a clinic on April 11.  Assistant professor Matt Dewald said in an interview through email, the VCC is hosted at the Sanford Vermillion Clinic as a collaboration between […]

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Are Verm Cats Minimizing their Appearance on Campus?

Members of the USD community have taken a Keen interest in cats around campus. In consequence, they have named them Verm Cats. But with the weather, Verm Cats have altered their appearance throughout the community.  Judy Zwolak, a concerned community member and a volunteer associated with The Heartland Humane Society in Yankton. She has spent […]

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USD Music Department Host Third Annual Music is Alive Festival

USD’s Music Department hosted its third annual Music is Alive festival and partnered with Vermillion High School, which provided a variety of musical performances from eight ensembles. The event kicked off with Vermillion High School’s Pride of Vermillion, then followed in the order of USD Jazz Band, USD Symphony Orchestra, Vermillion High School’s Rhythm in […]

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Students Help Tackle Mental Health With Green Bandana Project

Students, faculty and staff around campus have been wearing green bandanas on their backpacks as part of a mental health initiative. The Green Bandana Project is an organization to help spread awareness for mental health. The organization strives to end the stigma placed on individuals struggling with mental health battles. They show support for one […]

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President Hosts Annual All-Campus Picnic

President Sheila Gestring and her husband Keith Gestring held their annual all-campus picnic on Sept. 15. It was originally going to be held on the MUC’s west lawn but due to weather conditions the event was moved inside.  The event kicked off with The SOUND of USD performing alongside the spirit squad in front of […]

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