IdeaFest Celebrates 35 Years of Success

USD hosted its annual Ideafest from April 5-6. For these two days, the university was filled with educational presentations and speakers at the research symposium.  IdeaFest is an opportunity for students to showcase their academic achievements to other students, faculty and community members. Lindsay Hayes, the IdeaFest coordinator, said IdeaFest is a valuable event.  “It […]

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Annual IdeaFest, back in person for 34th year

USD’s annual IdeaFest was held from April 6-7. IdeaFest is USD’s annual symposium for research, scholarly works, creative scholarship and keynote events.   IdeaFest coordinator Lindsay Hayes said it helps give students a chance to showcase their work.  “The main purpose of IdeaFest is really that sharing of ideas,” Hayes said.  IdeaFest shows students and faculty […]

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Three Minute Thesis Competition moves forward in person

USD’s graduate school is sponsoring the fourth annual Three Minute Thesis competition this month. The preliminary rounds were held Thursday, Feb. 11 and the final rounds will be held Wednesday, Feb. 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. The winner of the competition will be awarded $350 and will go on to the Midwestern Association […]

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Vermillion area Toastmasters adapts to remote events

The USD-Area Yappin’ Yotes, a local chapter of the nearly 100-year-old public speaking club Toastmasters, has had to find ways to combat COVID-19 regulations and technical challenges. Officers in Toastmasters chapters serve one year terms. Steven Thum, the current sergeant at arms for the Yappin’ Yotes, said his job, which normally involves setting up physical […]

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