Winter Break brought sweeping changes to the communication policy for all public university’s faculty and staff. Under the new South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) policy titled, “Communications and Branding,” the SDBOR limited official communication standards to name, location, and institution.  The policy includes that any further information, graphics, or links not previously listed are […]

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SGA Hosts USD Student Guest Speaker

On Sept. 5, the Student Government Association (SGA) held their third meeting of the year. This meeting included a guest speech, conversations on funding for the Spanish Honors Society as well as the induction of a new SGA member. SGA heard from guest speaker Brock Brown, a current USD law student and a Student Regent […]

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President Gestring Delivers Semesterly Report at SGA Meeting

Enrollment records, budget priorities and housing concerns, were just some of the topics brought up by USD President Sheila Gestring during Tuesday’s SGA meeting.  Gestring was the guest speaker at SGA’s meeting, sharing her semesterly report and asking for feedback from the association.  Gestring announced the university’s fall enrollment numbers increased by 4% and broke […]

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Aramark contract with USD set to expire in spring

At the start of the 2022 fall semester, the Muenster University Center (MUC) may look very different in regards to food service.  USD has a contract with Aramark, but it is set to expire at the end of the spring semester. Before it expires, USD administrators have to decide whether or not to renew the […]

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SDBOR Representatives meet with student organization leaders

Before the Senate Bill 55 task force meeting on Oct. 14, at 4:30 p.m., a meeting was held between members of the South Dakota Board of Regents (SDBOR) and several student organization presidents to discuss how the soon-to-be-established Opportunity Center would impact USD. General Counsel Nathan Lukkes explained the Opportunity Center and answered a majority of the […]

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SB 55 Task Force meets, gets questioned on Opportunity Center initiative

The South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SDBOR) Senate Bill 55 (SB 55) Task Force came to USD Oct. 14 to present the BOR’s strategies for addressing the bill’s charges to students and faculty.  SB 55 is “An Act to require the Board of Regents to assemble a task force to study the operations and functions […]

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USD students, faculty voice CDC concerns at “Opportunity for All” listening session

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Volante’s Verve Editor Bennett Clary and Managing Editor Miles Amende contributed to this story. The USD committee working on the South Dakota Board of Regents’ (SDBOR) “Opportunity for All” action plan held a listening session Sept. 28 to report on the committee’s progress and receive feedback from USD students and faculty. The […]

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