Tuition Freeze Still in Question as the South Dakota Legislative Session Ends

Tuition increases might be another year away for South Dakota university students. On Wednesday, February 14, the Joint Committee on Appropriations announced the state’s revenue estimates, and it looks like 2025 could bring yet another tuition freeze for students attending SDBOR universities.  The possibility of extra revenue allows the House and Senate to consider ongoing […]

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AI Policy Left for Faculty to Decide

Last year, one of the biggest worries of educators on USD’s main campus was the use of AI programs by students. This year, AI regulations were added to the syllabi of many classes all across campus.  Now that more faculty have begun familiarizing themselves with the capabilities made available by AI, some professors are beginning […]

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Student Athlete Mental Health Awareness Week

Sept. 30 through Oct.7 is nationally recognized as National Student Athlete Mental Health Week.  By acknowledging the challenges student athletes face in juggling academics and athletics, we aim to foster mental toughness while also promoting a culture where seeking support is seen as a strength. Tanner Peterson, USD’s coordinator of student athlete mental health, said […]

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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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Luye Qin shares her passion for studying autism with USD

Luye Qin, assistant professor of basic biomedical sciences, who joined the USD faculty in November, hosted a Brown Bag Lunch titled “Autism Spectrum Disorder: What do we know about it?” yesterday.   Qin’s studies over the years have been focused on the neuro-development disorder that maintains autism and has recently expanded into research regarding how children […]

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USD law school discusses historic moment for African American community

Supreme Court Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed by the Senate on April 7 and will assume office on June 17, becoming the first Black woman to serve in the U.S. Supreme Court. On April 5, USD’s law school held a panel to discuss Judge Jackson featuring Julia Hellwege, Sandy McKeown, Tamara P. Nash and […]

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Annual IdeaFest, back in person for 34th year

USD’s annual IdeaFest was held from April 6-7. IdeaFest is USD’s annual symposium for research, scholarly works, creative scholarship and keynote events.   IdeaFest coordinator Lindsay Hayes said it helps give students a chance to showcase their work.  “The main purpose of IdeaFest is really that sharing of ideas,” Hayes said.  IdeaFest shows students and faculty […]

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Harrington Lecturer reflects on Indian Adoption Project

USD’s 69th Harrington Lecture was led by Beth Boyd, director and professor in the USD clinical psychology program, presenting “Mitákuye Oyás ‘iŋ (We Are All Related): Reflections to Learning to Become a Relative.”  The Harrington Lecture is an annual event featuring a USD professor established on campus within the College of Arts and Sciences. Featured […]

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USD accounting students recieve 7 out of 9 CPA scholarships

Several USD accounting students received seven out of nine of the South Dakota Certified Public Accountants (CPA) Society scholarships. The process began early this year and students found out in June and August.  USD student Haley Duffield, who received the Accounting Excellence scholarship, said that she had gotten an email from Beacom for the scholarship […]

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Office of Research’s New Faculty Reception breaks the ice

USD’s Office of Research hosted its annual New Faculty Reception in the Muenster University Center Ballroom last Wednesday, Nov. 3. The event, which was able to be held again after a hiatus last year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, allows new faculty members to connect with faculty in the Office of Research in order to […]

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