USD removes interim tag on AD Herbster

David Herbster speaks to a gathering in 2012. Herbster, who has been serving as the interim athletic director since December, was named athletic director on Thursday.

BY JEREMY HOECK jeremy.hoeck@yankton.net VERMILLION — David Herbster had the interim athletic director tag removed from his title at the University of South Dakota on Thursday during an athletic department meeting with president Jim Abbott. Herbster, in his sixth year with the department, was named interim A.D. last December after … Read Article

Researchers study effect of wind on Missouri River sandbars

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Aeolian processes – the ability of the wind to change the surface of the earth – have a potentially large effect on the formation of and changes to sandbars. This is why USD undergrad Karen Herrig and Dr. Mark Sweeney, associate professor of earth sciences, are … Read Article

Pearson’s poetic performance punches his ticket to nationals

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net When people think of school-related competitions, poetry may not be the first thing that springs to mind. However, it is poetry that has landed Vermillion High School senior Samuel Pearson a chance to compete in a national contest on April 28-30. That’s because Pearson won the … Read Article

Cochran plays role in battling child poverty

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Growing up in poverty is one of the greatest threats to healthy child development. “Poverty and financial stress can impede children’s cognitive development and their ability to learn, and those risks posed by economic hardship are greatest in children who experience poverty when they are very … Read Article