United Church of Christ welcomes community through outreach

The words “all are welcome” are displayed in front of the United Church of Christ, encouraging all who pass to come into their space, but this message spans further than the physical bounds of the church.  The United Church of Christ (UCC) believes in welcoming all individuals to their congregation, no matter creed, class, color […]

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AASA, CDC ring in Asian Lunar New Year

The Asian American Student Association (AASA) and the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC) held its largest event of the semester Tuesday evening, celebrating the start of the Asian Lunar New Year. The event included food, performances by the Sioux Falls Chinese Association and a presentation about the Asian Lunar New Year. Naivetya Patle, president […]

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New album by USD student expresses internal challenges

For junior Marcus Destin, being his most authentic self is key to his studies and activities at USD, as well as his music. As a communications major, multicultural studies minor, president of the Coyote Crazies and Union of African American Students, Destin has a lot on his plate and his mind. Even with all those […]

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Black History Month Kickoff teaches with virtual technology

The word museum often evokes the thought of stone buildings, expensive artwork and “no touching” signs.  The Union of African American Students (UAAS) decided to modernize this concept by using QR codes to teach people around campus about famous African Americans from the past, present and future. The student organization unveiled the Past, Present & […]

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Union of African American Students to celebrate Black History Month

The month of February isn’t just candy hearts and bouquets of roses, it’s also a time to celebrate history and culture. The Union of African American Students will be kicking off Black History Month next week. Black History Month is a time for UAAS and other USD students on campus to come together to honor […]

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MLK Day: Nonviolence is not inaction

The Reverend Doctor Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy annually inspires acts of service, education and unity across the nation when we are encouraged to take a, “day on, not a day off,” in his honor. The positivity that now surrounds King and his life’s work is a stark difference to the disapproval rating of almost […]

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International Piano Students chat about musical backgrounds, performing at USD

Farber Hall is flooded with the melodious sounds of Schubert and Bach, performed by some of USD’s most worldly students every Monday night. Five international graduate students are following their dreams of becoming professional pianists with the help of the masters’ piano program and Dr. Alessandra Feris. These students are learning how to better themselves […]

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Roundtable event discusses civil rights issues in South Dakota

As part of an annual discussion series, the Women, Gender and Sexuality studies department presented a Civil Rights Roundtable last Thursday. With representatives from advocacy organizations and scholarly experts in attendance, the department designed the event for people to ask questions on civil rights issues. Sara Lampert, program coordinator for Women, Gender and Sexuality studies, […]

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