‘Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution’ focus of Constitution Day program at USD

The University of South Dakota will observe Constitution Day on Tuesday, Sept. 17 with a 2 p.m. lecture in the School of Law courtroom by nationally-recognized Indian law expert Professor Frank Pommersheim. The presentation, entitled “Broken Landscape: Indians, Indian Tribes, and the Constitution,” is free and open to the public, … Read Article

Forum focuses on women’s issues

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net True gender equality will never be reached unless people maintain an awareness of the issues it encompasses, several USD professors said Monday. “In the U.S., we’ve moved into this post-feminist era where people feel, ‘Feminism was important, but it did what it was supposed to do, … Read Article

Governor seeking interns for spring term

Gov. Dennis Daugaard is currently seeking applications for two spring 2014 Governor’s Office Internships in Pierre. The positions will be paid and run from early January through May 2014. Governor’s office interns have the opportunity to work at the highest level of state government, learning about and preparing legislation to … Read Article

Nygren’s True Value celebrates 25 years

Nygren’s True Value (formerly Coast to Coast Hardware) has been in business since 1988. Nick and Judy Nygren have been owners for the past 25 years. Together with third generation owner Marty Nygren, they recently celebrated their 25-year grand reopening. In preparation for this celebration, Nygren’s True Value recently completed … Read Article

Red Road Gathering ‘Walk in Balance’ is Sept. 19-20 in Vermillion

The University of South Dakota Department of Addiction Studies announced today that the 24th annual Red Road Gathering, “Walk in Balance,” is Thursday, Sept. 19 and Friday, Sept. 20 at the National Guard Armory in Vermillion. The event provides participants with a compassionate healing environment through culturally-based information and support … Read Article

Sanford Health to implement mandatory employee influenza vaccination policy

Sanford Health announced today it plans to implement mandatory influenza vaccinations for all Sanford employees and physicians effective with the 2013-2014 influenza season. The organization made the decision in order to maximize patient safety and protect its employees against influenza. “This decision will protect our patients and also protect our … Read Article

School of Education’s Mark Baron recipient of Excellence in Education Award by AdvancED

Mark Baron, Ph.D., chair of the Division of Educational Administration within the School of Education at USD, has been awarded the Excellence in Education Award by AdvancED for his contribution to PK-12 schools and higher education in South Dakota. AdvancED is the world’s largest education community, serving more than 30,000 … Read Article

U.S. News college guide says USD ‘one of America’s best’ for 23rd straight year

The University of South Dakota is one of the best “National Universities,” according to rankings released today by U.S. News and World Report. This is the 23rd consecutive year that USD has been featured in the magazine’s annual college guidebook, “America’s Best Colleges 2014.” USD is among the top 190 … Read Article