USD professors prepare for fall semester

Just like students, USD professors have adapted to the changing year, involving hybrid and distanced instruction as the pandemic has played out, and are preparing to come back to campus normally next fall.  Lori Costello, USD assistant professor, said this past year has been tough. These past two and a half semesters, more students have […]

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School of health sciences organizes new public health department

This semester, the USD School of Health Sciences organized the new Department of Public Health and Health Sciences, and while it doesn’t offer any new majors, it does combine several programs to allow for new educational opportunities. DenYelle Kenyon, Associate Dean of Health Sciences, said the new department is the result of Dean of Health […]

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USD professors evaluate fall semester, look ahead to spring

This semester, the entire USD community implemented and adapted to the changes in place due to COVID-19. From wearing masks across campus to getting used to hybrid and online learning, the fall semester was much different than years past. While students had to adjust to new schedules and campus operations, USD professors had to alter […]

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Co-teachers help motivate students through virtual, in-person learning

For most USD students, their last year of college is spent on campus making final memories on campus and in Vermillion before they prepare for life after graduation. Education majors, however, spend their last year off-campus in a year-long teaching residency.  The USD School of Education partners with surrounding school districts to provide students the […]

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COVID-19 task force re-evaluates pandemic policy

Five and a half months after students and staff were sent home, classes are back in full swing. However, after 235 confirmed COVID-19 cases in the USD community and 637 students and staff quarantined in the first two weeks of classes, USD is making adjustments in COVID-19 policy to avoid sending students home once again. […]

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USD students receive CARES Act relief

The Coronavirus Aid Relief and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) offered financial relief to families, states and organizations. Though USD students can’t receive help from the act unless they qualified in the past, the federal government may soon reevaluate future financial aid. Scott Pohlson, Vice President of Enrollment, Marketing and University Relations, said USD used $1,817,383 […]

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SGA swears in senators, amends first senate bill

The USD Student Government Association swore in 10 new senators over Zoom conferencing on Tuesday night. The body also discussed the updating of the first Senate bill of the new session and the impact it would have on the current administration. The new senators are Ashley Charlie, Tallon Everson, Logan Johnson, Jennifer Kennedy, Reagan Kolberg, […]

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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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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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