International Education Week takes on USD

USD was home to the annual International Education Week (IEW) Nov. 17-21. Students were invited to learn about the various international programs that USD has to offer during the weeklong program. The Muenster University Center (MUC) pit hosted Yotes Abroad, a livestream panel with students who are currently studying abroad Wednesday, Nov. 17. “A World […]

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USD Foundation has new installments, new goals

The USD foundation announced a new board of directors this October. Ryan Taylor and Tyler Tordsen began their tenures Oct. 1 as the new board chairs of the USD foundation. Taylor appointed Nathan Peterson and Paul Hanson to the board of directors, who will serve two-year terms with Taylor. Kyle Jorgenson, Jafar Karim, Terry Kurtenbach […]

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Former Executive Director Summoned after Noems Daughter Denied Certification

In July, Governor Kristi Noem summoned Sherry Bren, the former executive director of the South Dakota Appraiser Certification Program, to her office to discuss appraiser procedures after her daughter, Kassidy Peters, was denied her certification to become a real estate appraiser. Peters was at the meeting as well. In Nov. Four months after, Peters obtained her licenses.  After the meeting […]

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The not so wicked witch of Vermillion

Born after her biological father passed away, Freshman Zadya Abbott has lead a life different from the start. Additionally, Abbott is part of a Vermillion-established coven, The Witches of Elm Street. Abbott was introduced to her coven over a year-and-a-half ago by her sister. Abbott said that her family was originally raised Catholic when she […]

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Vermillion Library’s “Book Chatter” is back together

Book Chatter is a Vermillion book club where members of the community come together to discuss their thoughts on books they’ve read each month. Kendra Brewer, the new adult programmer for the Vermillion Public Library, said they meet on the second Friday of every month at 2 p.m. The group is once again being held […]

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Will Medicinal Marijuana Change the Vermillion Community?

As of July 1, medicinal marijuana was legalized in South Dakota on a ballot-based vote back in November. Now, individuals can obtain cannabis from authorized dispensaries such as that have a wide selection of cannabis terpenes available in bulk via wholesale online. USD and the Vermillion community have been busy making preparations for this […]

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Anti-Trans bill delayed in South Dakota

South Dakota legislators introduced House Bill (H.B.) 1217 Feb. 2021, also known as the trans sports bill, which would ban transgender women from competing in women’s athletics. Transgender advocates marched at the capitol in Pierre, South Dakota March 11 in protest of the bill. Later that day, Gov. Kristi Noem amended her earlier statement that […]

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USD coaches reflect on season during pandemic

The men’s and women’s basketball team has concluded their 2020-2021 season while USD’s track and field team is moving from their indoor season to outdoor. USD’s athletic programs have had to adjust their seasons because of new challenges with COVID-19 protocols. Coming off their last NCAA tournament game against the Oregon Ducks the women’s basketball […]

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