Scientists approved for $2.9 million grant to train STEM graduate students

The fourth time was the charm for Brian Burrell and Ranjit Koodali, two USD scientists who have been approved for a grant to train science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate students, and will be receiving $2.9 million from the National Science Foundation over the next five years. Brian Burrell, an associate professor in the […]

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SGA senators discuss Chicago conference, funding bills at weekly meeting

USD’s Student Government Association was looked up to at as a good example at the American Student Government Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois this last weekend, according to senators. At Tuesday night’s SGA meeting Senate Bills No. 53 and 54 and the Senate’s trip to the conference were discussed. Maria Brady, an at-large senator said […]

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Art of Sustainability speakers aim to help people understand sustainability

Energy was high at the fifth annual art of sustainability on Saturday at the Washington Street Arts Center. Several speakers were there, including Rebecca Terk, Jess Johnson, Jennifer White and Chas Jewett, who came to talk about topics important to them regarding art and sustainability. Morgan Carnes, the executive director of Greening Vermillion, has been organizing this event […]

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GAF funding, ‘Tapingo’ app main topics at SGA meeting

Students might soon be able to order on-campus food online thanks to a new smart device application that Student Government Association Senators voted on Tuesday evening. Associate dean of student services, John Howe, explained how “Tapingo,” which would allow students to preorder on-campus food online before picking it up, would work. Howe said the application […]

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Associate professor looks to create USD sustainability graduate program

To further an effort to become a “green” university, USD is pursuing a graduate program in sustainability. Meghann Jarchow, the sustainability coordinator and associate professor is going through the motions in order to get the graduate program approved and running. Jarchow said that the process started with the grant money that was received. With that, […]

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Oktoberfest brings larger turnout than last year

More beer-drinking and schnitzel-eating Octoberfest goers made their way to Vermillion over the weekend than last year, according to city officials. “We’ve had about 300 people, but it’s hard to tell because they come and go,” said Tim Bellis, the tourism and marketing coordinator for clomid online no prescription The event consisted of food, […]

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USD sees slight increase in minority students as administrators seek diverse campus

With a virtually unchanged gender ratio from last year and slightly improved enrollment rates for minority students this year, USD administrators are seeking new ways to appeal to students of all walks of life. According to data released by South Dakota Board of Regents last week, the gender ratio at USD is 62 percent females […]

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