Wellness Center Begins Youth Basketball Program

The Wellness Center is starting a youth basketball program for the fall and spring this school year. The program has different opportunities for grades first through sixth.  Steve Mayer, the wellness center director, said the program meets six Saturdays in the fall and in the spring at 8 a.m.  Other programs running at the Wellness […]

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USD’s Wellness Center Building New Pool

USD’s Wellness Center is currently under renovations for an expansion of a new aquatics center. This project will cost around 31.25 million dollars and will be an estimated 45,800 gross square feet.  Digital Communications Specialist for USD’s Marketing Abby Kaup said the reason why they are building the expansion is because the DakotaDome’s pool has […]

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Gainz 4 Girlz Provides Support in the Gym

One of the newest groups on campus is Gainz 4 Girlz, an all-female workout group created to help girls feel comfortable and safe when going to the gym. To further enhance this supportive space, gym equipment upholstery repairs are essential to pay attention to the maintenance of the equipment that facilitates these workouts. The purpose […]

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Wellness Center Offers Irish Dance Class

Irish dance classes at the Wellness Center have allowed students to better connect with their roots.  Aiden Fenenga started teaching the class last year during the fall semester. Fenenga was recommended for the position by her sister-in-law, who teaches zumba classes. “I kind of got volunteered to do it in like the most wonderful way […]

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Eighth Annual Big Pink Volleyball Fundraiser

The Big Pink Volleyball Fundraiser returned to USD for its eighth year on Oct. 4 at the Wellness Center. The event, organized by Connor Singhisen, assistant director of intramurals and clubs, called upon participants to deck themselves out in as much pink attire as possible. Singhisen said students, faculty, staff and community members participated. The […]

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New opportunities coming at USD Wellness Center

Over 45,000 square feet will be added to the USD Wellness Center over the next two and a half years as the USD swim and dive teams and the Vermillion community will have a new pool by the summer of 2024. “President (Shelia) Gestring has laid out the summer of 2022 (to start construction) to […]

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USD encourages COVID-19 tests before break

With only two days left until the campus is vacated and students return home for spring break, the university is preparing for the COVID-19 repercussions that could be seen after the Coyotes reconvene after the break. USD is continually stressing the importance of getting tested and is offering students “Know Before You Go” PCR testing […]

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Proposed draft plan presented to SGA promoting sustainability

The University Sustainability Committee proposed a plan to raise USD’s Atlas score, a score evaluating how sustainable the USD campus is, at Tuesday’s SGA meeting. Anna Moore, Campus Recycling Coordinator and sustainability grad major, said the most important thing to get the program going is involvement and consistency.  USD’s current Atlas score is 36%. The […]

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USD asks students to move to remote learning

In an email sent to USD staff and faculty, the university is following CDC recommendations and asking students who feel comfortable with remote learning to quarantine and learn remotely for the remainder of the semester. A similar email was sent to students. The email said that they feel confident that the classrooms are safe for […]

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Wellness Center launches new fitness app to provide easy access to services

For students looking to stay informed and in shape on campus, the Wellness Center is offering a new resource. The USD Fit App launched on Aug. 12, and is a way for students, faculty and local community members to be aware of the daily events and activities going on at the Wellness Center. Steve Mayer, […]

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