Dr. Peterson lectures on performance related injuries in the arts

Dr. Judith Peterson is a clinical professor at USD who also practices medicine at the Yankton Medical Clinic. Peterson gave a lecture over performance related injuries for the performing arts on Feb. 3.   The lecture Peterson gave took place over Zoom and was generally accessible to students in the recital lab within the College of […]

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Make Your Voice Heard: Open Mic Night hosted by the Fine Arts department

The Fine Arts department hosted the Make Your Voice Heard: Open Mic Night in the MUC pit March 26. The goal was to promote works of fine arts students, but it wasn’t just for fine arts students to enjoy.  Third-year MFA directing candidate in the department of theater, Oliver Mayes, said the event was an opportunity […]

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Photography professor receives Governor’s Awards in the Arts

The grandson of Polish and Ukrainian immigrants and the son of a blue-collar family, Professor John Banasiak has used his upbringing as a driving force in his love for the arts. This love led him to be a recipient of the Governor’s Awards in the Arts in regard to his “Outstanding Service in Art Education.” […]

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Interim dean of fine arts named full-time dean

Bruce Kelley has been named dean of Fine Arts after serving as interim dean of the college since February. Kelley arrived at USD in 2007 as an Associate Professor of Music. He was promoted to full Professor in 2013, then was appointed Assistant Provost in March of 2019 before being named interim dean of Fine […]

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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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