SGA Approves First Reading of Three Bills and Resolution

SGA opened their meeting at 6:30 p.m. and listened to five student organization reports for their yearly quota. Some organizations included the Sculpture Culture Club, AWOL and Student Academy of Audiology.  SGA moved on to the new business section of the meeting. They opened with modifying two senate bills, one resolution and two organization budgets.  […]

2 mins read

Muslim Students Struggle to Find Dining Options During Ramadan

With dietary restrictions during the month of Ramadan, USD’s Muslim students are struggling to adhere to their religious obligations with the current dining options on campus. Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar, is a time of fasting and prayer for Muslims worldwide. Muslims are not permitted to eat or drink from sunrise […]

2 mins read

Museum Class Takes Students Out of the Classroom

The anthropology department at USD has reintroduced the Museum Techniques course after a five-year hiatus. Dr. Tony Krus teaches the introductory museology course, which is a mixture of both traditional lecture style and internships at local museums.   The course returned due to the high demand from students. Dr. Krus explained that out of all the […]

3 mins read

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 […]

2 mins read

President Awardees Speak at Brown Bag Lunch

Three USD faculty were selected to present for USD’s third annual Brown Bag Lunch Research Presentations. The Brown Bag Lunch Presentations is to showcase research done by the USD faculty on campus.  The three presenters at the event were Dr. Elizabeth Hanson (associate professor of communication sciences & disorders), Dr. Meghann Jarchow (chair and associate […]

2 mins read

IdeaFest Celebrates 35 Years of Success

USD hosted its annual Ideafest from April 5-6. For these two days, the university was filled with educational presentations and speakers at the research symposium.  IdeaFest is an opportunity for students to showcase their academic achievements to other students, faculty and community members. Lindsay Hayes, the IdeaFest coordinator, said IdeaFest is a valuable event.  “It […]

2 mins read

All Applicants Pass Water Safety Course

Three students have passed the annual Red Cross instructor course this weekend that was hosted at the Wellness Center.  The Water Safety Instructor Course is a weekend long course where students or community members can demonstrate their skills in the water to, later, become a Red Cross instructor.  Applicants who pass the water course will […]

2 mins read

Senate Resolution Voted Unanimously as an Emergency Resolution

The weekly SGA meeting began with student organization reports where club representatives reported their progress within the semester. Some of these clubs include the College Republicans, Pre-PA Club and the Medical Laboratory Science Club.  The first reading for the Senate Resolution #01 commenced shortly after. This resolution would encourage Sodexo to increase the dining hours […]

1 min read

PanLingua Returns for 10-Year Anniversary

For their 10-year anniversary, PanLingua is coming to USD on April 3. This is the fourth time that USD has hosted this event. PanLingua is an undergraduate research conference where students present their research papers or cultural experiences in a target language.  USD professor in Modern Languages & Linguistics, Angela Helmer, said there will be […]

3 mins read

36 Ukrainian Students Receive ‘Unissued Diplomas’

On Feb. 24, 2022, Russian soldiers officially invaded Ukraine, causing many people to lose their lives. One year later, USD student Oleksandra Lukina and many others, put an exhibit on the second floor of the MUC to honor Ukrainian students who lost their lives during the war. The exhibit honors 36 Ukrainian students from around […]

3 mins read