USD Student First Thanksgiving in Vermillion

With Thanksgiving Break just around the corner for USD students many students aren’t able to travel for the holiday.   USD has a large percentage of students who live near home, but for international students, returning home for break can present a challenge. Many international students do not have the ability to go home over the […]

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Continued Rise in International Students

Samantha Hartje and Charles Streeter The University of South Dakota has seen new faces from around the world. In recent semesters, the growth of international students continues to increase.  According to Patrick Morrison, the Director of the Gallagher Center, the international student population increased 59% from the Spring 2022 semester to Spring 2023. Currently, there […]

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Dispatches from the CDC: A place of comfort and understanding

This is the eighth installment of a series recording the experiences of students and faculty involved with the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC). The series seeks to highlight why this organization was so impactful on the USD community and why the CDC was more than the sum of its parts. “It was a place […]

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International Club hosts Festival of Nations 

The Festival of Nations was held by USD’s International Club on Sunday evening in the Muenster University Center (MUC) ballroom and welcomed students and Vermillion residents. The event included food, music, games and the opportunity to experience new cultures from around the world.  Over 30 countries were represented by individuals who prepared dishes from their […]

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Weekly prayer led by USD Muslim Student Association

The Muslim Student association was founded by a group of undergraduate and graduate students with the help of Jesus Trevino and Lamont Sellers in 2014. Trevino and Sellers designed the organization to be solely student-driven that resembles Islamic views of community and service for college students.  Currently, the USD Muslim Student Association has roughly 70 […]

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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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International Night Gala held in MUC Ballroom

The Center for Diversity and Community (CDC) and the USD International Club held the annual International Night Gala. The event ran from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21 in the Muenster University Center Ballroom. The event included a “Parade of Nations” where students walked through the ballroom and represented their countries. The parade […]

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International Club brings Latin America to USD

The International Club hosted its first Around the World Wednesday last week. The event focused on Latin America and had student presenters speak about Mexico, the Dominican Republic and Nicaragua. Osamakon Osemwenkhae is on the executive staff of the International Club. Osemwenkhae said this was one of the first major events the International Club has […]

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ASA hosts celebration of African cultures at USD

The African Student Association (ASAA) hosted the annual African Night celebration Sunday in the Muenster University Center (MUC) Ballroom. The event included a fashion show featuring traditional clothes from different African countries, two dance performances from the East African dance team and Afrobeat dance team, a short skit, poetry, singing, traditional African food, a Parade […]

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Festival of Nations creates togetherness during pandemic

The International Club hosted its biggest annual event, the Festival of Nations, March 21. The event typically has about 350 attendees, however, due to COVID-19, the MUC ballroom had limited seating of 100 people.  Senior medical biology and psychology major and International Club Vice President, Sara Lane, said Festival of Nations serves to embody what […]

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