SGA Gives Awards to Student Organizations on Campus

SGA hosted a special guest for their last SGA meeting of the year, Rebecca Kaiser, the Director of iCARE. She took the stage to speak about relationships, domestic violence and sexual assault. She expressed her interest in more student involvement and invited SGA to an event that iCARE is hosting in the MUC tomorrow at […]

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USD’s AWOL does a health and wellness clinic with SDSU’s SCAPP

USD’s Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning (AWOL) partnered up with SDSU’s Student Collaboration for the Advancement and Promotion of Pharmacy (SCAPP) for a wellness clinic held in downtown Vermillion on March 26. The health and wellness clinic similar to holistic medical centre welcomed all members of the community to provide screenings for a person’s blood […]

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AWOL offers day of service for students

Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) hosted a Martin Luther King Jr. day of service Monday, Jan. 17 at local organizations who needed assistance. The event was much smaller than previous events due to COVID-19 and organizations wanting to protect themselves and others. In total there were 15 or so students who split into two […]

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AWOL plans conservation and rural resilience trips for summer

To get students involved in local service projects while still adhering to pandemic safety protocols, USD Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning (AWOL) is offering two summer trips that are a bit closer to home than usual. The trips are themed around conservation and rural resilience. The former will see students traveling to Rapid City and […]

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AWOL and Lost and Found team up to volunteer

USD’s Alternative Weekend of off-campus Learning (AWOL) and Lost and Found organizations collaborated to volunteer at Sioux Falls’ Foster Closet.  Michaela Ahrenholtz, the president of the Lost and Found organization at USD, said the Lost and Found organization aims to bring awareness to mental health and suicide prevention among college students. “Foster Closet is the […]

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AWOL offers alternative spring break to students

Over spring break this year, the Alternative Week of Off-Campus Learning (AWOL) is offering an alternative break that combines the social issues of domestic abuse and the environment. Site leader Brianna Zimmer said the newly combined trip will be partnering with local organizations and community partners in the Sioux Falls, Yankton and Vermillion areas.  “I’d […]

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AWOL encourages diversity in local community outreach

Over Winter Break USD’s Alternative Week of Learning (AWOL) got a chance to embrace local outreach. AWOL brought the alternative break to their students as they stayed in Vermillion to help with community needs.  Usually AWOL is out and about in the country where they traveled to different communities who were in need, but with […]

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TRiO continues to serve USD students

USD’s branch of TRiO, the federal service for students from disadvantaged backgrounds, is continuing to serve and support students. Because of new grant funds, TRiO will officially continue for five more years. Through the U.S. Department of Education, TRiO received the Student Support Services grant in August of this year. This grant is given every […]

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AWOL Serve and Learn engages freshmen in community service

The Alternative Week of Off-campus learning (AWOL) hosted its annual Serve and Learn event on Aug. 28 and 29 to introduce new freshmen to the community that surrounds USD. Traditionally, Serve and Learn takes place on move-in week, allowing new participants to move in early. However, this year they moved the date back due to […]

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AWOL students represent USD in Houston through community service

With a population of two million people, Houston, TX is the fourth largest city in the United States and is just one to the thousands of communities in need. Over winter break, a group of 12 USD students traveled to Houston to volunteer and give what they could to a brand new community. These students […]

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