Marketing and Sports Information staying connected from home

With no games to market and few developing stories in Coyote athletics, USD’s marketing and sport information departments are finding new ways to promote to fans. Both marketing and sports information have been working from home and in order to keep up communication with their coworkers, have held many zoom meetings and phones calls, Jarren […]

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Vermillion t-shirts represent and support local community

When USD students left for spring break, they thought they were leaving for a week. Now, four weeks later, students like Skye Hannasch are wishing they were back in Vermillion.  Hannasch, a senior criminal justice major, has worked for the company University Tees for the last year. Through this company, she designed a T-shirt representing […]

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USD classes remain online through the summer term

On Monday in a press release, USD announced summer classes will remain online for all South Dakota public institutions. USD’s announcement came after the South Dakota Board of Regents decision was announced the same day.   This decision, according to the press release, is in response to South Dakota’s continued effort to reduce the spread of […]

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Local organizations provide homemade hand sanitizer

Hand sanitizer and other cleaning products are normally easy to find, but since the COVID-19 pandemic, they have been hard to come by. Many stores have limited quantities of these items, or are completely sold out.  In response to the shortage of hand sanitizer, a team from USD’s chemistry department has created a small bulk […]

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Wellness Center yoga classes move online

During this time of social distancing, the classrooms aren’t the only thing going online. The USD Wellness Center is now offering online yoga classes through Zoom for students and community members. Lauren Lavin, senior psychology major and registered yoga instructor, has been teaching yoga for three years at the Wellness Center. She said the recent […]

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South Dakota reaches 320 cases of COVID-19; Noem issues limited stay-at-home order

The number of COVID-19 cases in South Dakota has risen to 320 as of April 7, including 98 recovered cases and six deaths, according to the South Dakota Department of Health website. Minnehaha county continues to lead in number of cases, which rose from 31 last Tuesday to 165 by April 7. Lincoln county, which […]

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‘A mixture of sadness and gratitude’: College of Fine Arts adjusts to online learning

Singing for a large audience, showcasing artwork in a packed gallery and acting in a crowded auditorium are just a handful of things that won’t be happening in the College of Fine Arts this spring. Since classes are now strictly online and all university-sanctioned events are canceled, USD’s musicians, artists, singers and actors are getting […]

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Club quarantine: Celebrating birthdays while social distancing

Twenty-first birthdays — and birthdays in general — are counted down and anticipated for most people. The right of passage of going to the bar with friends has been taken away from people celebrating their birthday during self-quarantine. USD students are still finding a way to make this year’s birthdays special, despite not being able […]

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SGA waives Campus Leaders Mixers requirements for remainder of semester

The Student Government organization discussed the waiving of student organization leaders’ responsibility to attend Campus Leaders Mixers (CLM) for the remainder of the semester. Student organization leaders are required by SGA to attend at least one CLM per semester in order to retain funding eligibility. SGA President Abuk Jiel said due to the COVID-19 pandemic, […]

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Nursing majors transition from eight hours of clinicals to four hours online

This is the second part of an ongoing story on the transition to online learning. Nursing majors are required to complete over 200 clinical hours before they graduate. Due to COVID-19, the program transitioned from hands-on learning to at-home Zoom classes with the rest of USD.  Under normal circumstances, nursing majors complete eight hours of […]

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