New FAR appointed amid pandemic

Tucked away in Noteboom Hall, room 317, Jessica Messersmith — the newly appointed Faculty Athletics Representative (FAR) — is deciding what the best course of action is to help all student-athletes during the COVID-19 pandemic. In a normal year, Messersmith’s job would include keeping student-athletes on track while they balance their academics and athletics. She […]

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USD ranks highest public university in the Dakotas

In the latest U.S. News and World Report’s “Best National Universities” list, USD ranks 249 in the country in the “Best Colleges 2021” list, higher than any other public university in South and North Dakota. USD also sits higher in the “Top Public Schools” list, coming in at 121. USD jumped up 14 spots in […]

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Local businesses aim to hire amid COVID-19

With COVID-19 limiting restaurants to carry out orders and deliveries, the hours for current employees at some establishments have been shorted. For Pizza Ranch in Vermillion, assistant manager Cody Jennings said they’re open to adding new employees. “A lot of people obviously aren’t working the hours that they usually would be, so we’re going to […]

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Art, interrupted

A plethora of DIY pages and positivity accounts have posted about being creative during the shock of coronavirus. New crafts, dances and entertainment opportunities are provided with every refresh of a social media page and through this pandemic, the world has been reminded of the necessity of artists. Art is in the music we listen […]

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CDC hosts first Professionals of Color Panel

Students and faculty from all backgrounds gathered in the Center for Diversity and Community (CDC) for the first Professionals of Color Panel on Thursday evening. Professionals from USD, as well as other areas of South Dakota, came to speak about their experiences and success in the professional world. The panel included five professionals: Anshuman Chandra, […]

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The Ruby Ball dresses up fundraising

Over 300 people enjoyed a lively evening filled with dancing, performances and companionships. The Union of African American Students (UAAS) hosted their Second Annual Ruby Ball in the Muenster University Center Ballroom on Saturday. Ashley Charlie, one of the emcees and event coordinator, said the Ruby Ball gives students an opportunity to dress up and […]

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Black History Month Kickoff teaches with virtual technology

The word museum often evokes the thought of stone buildings, expensive artwork and “no touching” signs.  The Union of African American Students (UAAS) decided to modernize this concept by using QR codes to teach people around campus about famous African Americans from the past, present and future. The student organization unveiled the Past, Present & […]

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Finding the right key; non-music majors fill up piano classes

No wonder people click for more info regarding music classes for non-music majors. Piano classes for non-music majors have been filling up fast, and the number of students enrolling in piano lessons are continuing to climb.  A large amount of non-music majors’ interest in piano lessons is increasing the talk of personal growth for the […]

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