International Club Creates New Food Show

According to enrollment statistics, USD has had a high influx of international students this year.  Many students can feel disconnected and lonely, especially being so far from home. The International Club is meant to create a community where international students can connect. President of the International Club Sushant Mukhai said they are trying to form […]

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Coach has Extra Responsibilities During Offseason

Softball head coach Robert Wagner huddled his team around him after practice on Monday evening. With sounds of cleats stomping and softballs smacking the inside of the gloves, his voice peaked above everything giving directions to his players right before their first fall camp. During the Coyotes’ offseason, Wagner and the team decided to host […]

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Climate change’s impact on South Dakota

According to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, September was the third warmest September on record for North America. The climate of South Dakota is changing and will continue to change in the coming years. The Earth is beginning to see the effects of pumping fossil fuels into the air, and with that, the entire […]

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USD and VCDC host GatheRED at Thursdays on the platz

The University of South Dakota partnered with the Vermillion Area Chamber & Development Company (VCDC) as well as Vermillion NEXT—a young professionals network—to host an event titled “GatheRED” located at the Vermillion City Hall parking lot August 26 from 5:30 till 7:30pm.  GatheRED seeks to connect USD with the Vermillion community for an evening of […]

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New degree program at USD aims to grow health care workforce

The Community College of Sioux Falls (CCSF) will begin offering a Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice (DNAP) degree program by summer 2023 in order to boost South Dakota’s health care infrastructure. The DNAP prepares nurses to become Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists (CRNAs). Duties of CRNAs include administering anesthesia and providing care to patients throughout the […]

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USD plans to continue monitoring COVID-19 levels

USD is still monitoring COVID-19 cases among students, faculty and the community as a whole.  Kevin O’Kelley, USD Assistant Vice President for Research Compliance and Director of Environmental Health and Safety, is the university’s point of contact for the South Dakota Department of Health. He will know about every COVID-19 case on campus and within […]

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USD freshman parents help on move in day

Editor’s Note: This article was written by The Volante’s news editor Maddilynn Kallsen and The Volante’s photo editor Sydney Johnson. With new students beginning new chapters of their lives at USD, families of the incoming students will also start a new chapter by having one less constant in their own home.  “My parents have mixed […]

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Flamez tobacco shop sells art by local artists

Flamez is a tobacco shop in Vermillion that is also selling art from local artists.   Manager Donald Flamez said this service isn’t only in their Vermillion store, but it’s special because it allows Vermillion artists to present their works to the community.  “There’s a whole bunch of people that do great work but have no platform to put it,” Flamez said.  […]

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The Nutrition DEN provides the Vermillion community with healthy alternatives

On Jan. 4, a new smoothie and juice bar, The Nutrition DEN, opened up in the Vermillion community. The Nutrition DEN is a sister Nutrition Club to River City Nutrition in Yankton.  The Nutrition DENs’ one-stop healthy smoothie shop is located on 914 E. Cherry St. and it is open from 9 a.m. to 3 […]

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