Athletics Organizes Block Party to Kickoff New Season 

To kick off the 2023-2024 season, South Dakota athletics organized their fourth annual Coyote Block Party on Friday, Sept. 8. The free event was held on the tennis courts and contained food, music and games. The Coyote Block Party started with a big rummage sale organized by the South Dakota athletic department. Prices varied from […]

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Oscar Howe Exhibition Opens

One of South Dakota’s greatest artists, Oscar Howe, is having his legacy remembered in USD’s fine arts building with “The Howe Legacy Across Four Generations” Exhibition. Howe was a Yanktonai Dakota artist and a professor at USD from 1957 until 1983.The exhibition features art from 16 different artists that were inspired by Howe from across […]

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Hidden Gem of Vermillion: Civic Council

In the heart of downtown Vermillion lies the Civic Council. While people may only know it as a thrift store, the Council is more than just that. It is a nonprofit organization whose money goes right back into the community. The Civic Council was founded back in 1920 and was originally called the Civic Improvement […]

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The 19th Annual Ribs, Rods, Rock & Roll Event Gathers Vermillion Community Members in a Weekend Full of Fun 

The 19th annual Ribs, Rods & Rock N’ Roll event took place on Main Street in downtown Vermillion on Friday Sept. 8 through Saturday Sept. 9. This exciting community event included various activities for attendees of all ages, such as live music, BBQ and wing taste testing/competitions, a classic car/cycle show, a family fun area […]

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USD Native American Organization Hosts Bestselling Author

USD hosted New York Times best selling author Stephen Graham Jones on Sept. 6 in Farber Hall. Jones is known for writing horror, crime fiction and science fiction. He is widely known for his books “The Only Good Indians” and “My Heart is a Chainsaw.”  The Native American Services, English department and College of Arts […]

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Fleurish Flower Farm Hosts You-Pick Events

A gravel driveway off of South Dakota Highway 50 leads to Fleurish Flower Farm. The farm started in the spring of 2021 and is now in its third season. Christy Heckathorn, who is the founder, farmer and florist behind Fleurish Flower Farm, started the farm as her creative outlet.   “I have a lot of actual […]

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Vermillion Public Library Hosts One Book South Dakota Discussion

The Vermillion Public Library is hosting an in-depth discussion led by historian Dr. Brad Tennant about Diane Wilson’s Book, “The Seed Keeper.” Wilson’s book was selected as the One Book South Dakota, a program from the South Dakota Humanities Council. “The South Dakota Humanities Council is just a resource that really anybody can use to […]

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Myofascial Release Classes Offers Relief to the USD Community 

Students and community members come to the USD Wellness Center for a wide range of purposes.   Maybe they just want a quick jaunt on the treadmills, maybe they’re student athletes, training for a variety of games and competitions, or maybe they’re even taking part in specialized classes taught by instructors.   One of these classes, the […]

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Hidden Gem: The Vermillion Public Library

Many USD students are familiar with the on-campus library, but few are aware of the vast resources that the Vermillion Public Library has. The Edith B. Siegrist Vermillion Public Library was established in 1902 with funds from Andrew Carnegie.  Edith B. Siegrist, whom the building is named after, worked at the University of South Dakota […]

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