USD Greek Life adapts to restrictions on social gatherings

USD’s Greek Life organizations have seen a reduction in the number and types of official social events since the start of the pandemic last March. Laura Anderton, director of sorority and fraternity life at USD, said the university’s normal policy for approving social events for fraternities and sororities involves registration 10 business days prior to […]

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Board of Regents announces intentions for “normal” fall semester

College life at USD saw many changes during the 2020-21 school year after a surge in the pandemic. Life on campus was full of mask-wearing students who were told to stay six feet apart at all times. For many of the students, a schedule full of Zoom classes became a new normal, but that is soon […]

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USD encourages COVID-19 tests before break

With only two days left until the campus is vacated and students return home for spring break, the university is preparing for the COVID-19 repercussions that could be seen after the Coyotes reconvene after the break. USD is continually stressing the importance of getting tested and is offering students “Know Before You Go” PCR testing […]

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Professors celebrate their published books despite COVID-19

In 2020, three books were published by professors in the College of Arts and Sciences. Ben Hagen, Marcella Remund and Sara Lampert all discussed their new books with professor Zoli Filotas during an author panel. The panel was held online to celebrate the teacher’s publications.   All three teachers said they participated in the author panel to increase awareness for their […]

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Vermillion Walmart to administer COVID-19 vaccines

Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines through the U.S. Federal Retail Pharmacy Program on Feb. 12. One of the more than 1,000 Walmart and Sam’s Club pharmacies in 22 states participating in this program will be the Walmart on Princeton St. in Vermillion, South Dakota. The company worked with the Centers […]

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Brief: USD to offer free rapid testing for COVID-19 on campus

USD will be offering free rapid COVID-19 testing in room 212 of the Muenster University Center 5 days a week from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. starting Feb. 8. The BinaxNOW antigen test, paid for by the South Dakota Department of Health (DOH), provides results in 15 minutes. Those tested will self-collect nasal swab samples […]

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Clay County’s first pandemic: The 1918 Spanish Flu

Over a century ago, in 1918, the United States and Clay County faced the world’s first global pandemic with the 1918 Spanish Flu. However, this was not the only first the U.S. and Clay County were facing. The world was also in the middle of its first World War, which America entered on April 7, […]

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Third round of stimulus checks could benefit college students

President Joe Biden has been adamant about passing another COVID-19 relief package, even before he was elected. This proposed third stimulus bill of $1400 would include college students when many were left out of the first two. This new stimulus bill could arrive as early as next week or could get pushed back until the […]

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Habitat for Humanity embraces COVID-19 regulations while continuing to help community

COVID-19 has altered the manner in which people now interact and socialize. While learning to alter their ways, USD’s Habitat for Humanity has found new opportunities to embrace these changes. USD’s Habitat for Humanity was formed in the early 90’s and partners with their parent chapter, Yankton’s Habitat for Humanity. USD’s Habitat for Humanity chapter […]

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Gallagher Center honors MLK Day of Service with much-needed food drive

The USD Gallagher Center participated in Martin Luther King’s (MLK) Day of Service on Jan. 18 by partnering with the Vermillion Food Pantry and Feeding South Dakota to host a week-long food drive leading up to MLK day. This was the first year the Gallagher Center put on the MLK Day of Service Food Drive, […]

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