Mock trial team holds court online

USD’s mock trial team has continued to try cases in spite of the ongoing pandemic. To avoid spreading disease, the team has begun holding rounds over Zoom. When the COVID-19 pandemic began during the spring semester of 2020, mock trial’s season was cut short. Melody Beaulieu, co-captain of USD’s mock trial team, said the American […]

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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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Students attend Virtual Job Fair for work-study opportunities​

Students had the oppurtunity to attend a remote job fair this past week. This event provided information for on campus jobs and work-study positions. USD’s annual job fair took place online on Aug. 25. The fair was organized by the Academic Career Planning Center and got a range of employers to participate. Heather Johnson, the […]

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SGA passes appeals, approves Senate Bill 01

As the budget season continues, the Student Government Association saw two financial appeals from large student organizations. The body also discussed and passed Senate Bill 1, which has seen multiple amendments since its introduction. Dakotathon, which was denied large organization status at last week’s meeting, appealed to SGA to regain its past large organization status. […]

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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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COVID-19 causes 2020 Census to be moved online

With the Census Day just around the corner, the COVID-19 pandemic has made taking the count of populations a little more difficult. Census Day is April 1. Normally, residents must fill out a form online or send one in the mail. Then starting in May through July, census takers begin visiting homes across the country […]

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PAVE continues promoting remote resources for victims

Since the cancellation of all USD-hosted events until April 30, all student groups are coming to a close sooner than expected. For some clubs, they are creating new ways to help USD students remotely.  April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month and USD’s Promoting Awareness Victim Empowerment (PAVE) canceled over ten events on campus this spring. […]

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‘I have not been coping with this very well’: Students prepare for online learning in hands-on majors

USD President Sheila Gestring announced on Tuesday that USD and all South Dakota public institutions will finish the spring semester online.  While universities across South Dakota and the nation make the switch to online learning, students in a variety of majors find themselves questioning how their studies would fit an online format.  “We know it […]

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Online MBA program ranked 17th in prestigious review

Rigorous, competitive and committed are just three words to describe the Beacom School of Business’s Online Masters of Business Administration program (MBA), Dean Venky Venkatachalam said. The online MBA program has ranked within the top 20 of The Princeton Review’s Top 25 Online MBA programs in the world for the last five consecutive years. The […]

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