Update on Parking Construction at Julian Hall

Samantha Hartje and Charles Streeter  Following the demolition of Julian and Brookman Halls, construction of a new parking lot and renovations of the South Dakota Union remain on schedule amid winter weather.  The Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management, Brian Limoges gave updates on the construction process.             “We are currently finishing the demolition/removal of the […]

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USD Professor Helene Hegge Recognized for SDNA Award

Each year, the South Dakota Nurses Association (SDNA) recognizes nurses for different awards. Awards include District Nurse of the Year Award, Rookie of the Year Award, Distinguished Service Award, Nursing Practice Award, Joy of Nursing Award, Pioneer in Nursing Award, the Nurse Educator Award and the SDNA Hall of Fame Award.  SDNA is the official […]

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LaCognata reassigned to National Music Museum

Starting Jan. 1, the National Music Museum (NMM) will have a new person assisting with collections. John LaCognata, director of bands for the Fine Arts Department at USD, is moving to the NMM to assist with transitioning collections from Julian Hall and the South Dakota Union back to the museum. LaCognata conducted the symphonic and […]

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Nursing School professor receives award, department earns grant

A USD department of nursing site director was recently recognized during the 2021 South Dakota Nurses Association (SDNA) Annual Convention. Helene Hegge, a site director, was given an award for exceptional service, dedication, leadership and contributions. She works as an instructor for clinical, lab and classroom population health nursing. SDNA is a professional organization for […]

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Med school students give praise to school

The USD Sanford School of Medicine has been rated highly across multiple measures in recent surveys.  The medical school recently received a record number of applications for the class of 2025 with 1,004. In total, 71 students were admitted and 59 are South Dakota residents.  Students satisfaction with their quality of education is rated highly. […]

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Harrington Lecture speaker announced

A USD director and professor with the clinical psychology department will be speaking at the 69th annual Harrington Lecture later this month. Beth Boyd is presenting “Mitákuye Oyás ‘iŋ (We Are All Related): Reflections to Learning to Become a Relative” at the lecture Wednesday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. The Harrington Lecture is named in […]

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USD Professor to present to Doctors Without Borders chapter

Richard Ekstrom, a professor of physical therapy at USD, is giving a presentation to the USD chapter of Doctors without Borders Nov. 1. Ekstrom is presenting on his experiences in Dominican Republic and Haiti, where he traveled for Medical Mission Trips. The presentation is scheduled for 8 p.m. in Room 133 of the Beacom School […]

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Cases stay low, on-campus COVID-19 testing remains available

There are currently six active cases of COVID-19 at USD as of Oct. 19, but COVID-19 testing is still available daily as the virus remains on campus. USD had a peak of 25 cases in early September, but hasn’t seen the case total climb above 15 since Sept. 8. There are currently nine individuals in […]

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Founders Park construction underway next to Inman House

At the 2021 State of the University Address, University President Sheila Gestring announced the construction of one of USD’s newest projects, the Founder’s Park. Assistant Vice President of Facilities Management Brian Limoges is managing the project for the university. In an email interview with The Volante, he said this park will be located next to […]

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