Quad State competition held in DakotaDome Saturday

The SOUND of USD wrapped up a day-filled with marching bands with an exhibition at the conclusion of the 32nd Annual Quad State Marching Competition held in the DakotaDome Saturday, Oct. 19. The exhibition included a new halftime show that will be unveiled at the next Coyote home football game. (Photo by David Lias)

The 32nd annual Quad State Marching Band Competition was held Saturday, Oct. 19, in the DakotaDome on the University of South Dakota campus in Vermillion. Quad State attracts bands from Nebraska, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming and Minnesota. The majority of competitive field bands from the region attend, and the lineup … Read Article

Beacom School of Business earns Princeton Review praise as one of nation’s best

The University of South Dakota Beacom School of Business is one of the nation’s most outstanding business schools, according to the education services company, The Princeton Review, which features USD’s business school in the new 2014 edition of its book, “The Best 295 Business Schools.” Available now, the “Best 295 … Read Article

Coyoteopoly Food Drive planned next week

Coyoteopoly,  a University of South Dakota student-run activity, will be holding its annual food drive for the Clay County Food Pantry next week. The organization’s planned activities include: Saturday, Oct. 19     Distribute bags in community Tuesday, Oct. 22      Hunger Awareness Education at Elementary Schools                                     Activities for 3rd-5th grades; … Read Article

Noted education researcher, specialist to present programs at USD

VERMILLION – The University of South Dakota will present two programs from esteemed education professor Sylvia Hurtado, Ph.D., on Thursday, Oct. 17 and Friday, Oct. 18. Hurtado, director of the Higher Education Research Institute at UCLA, has published several articles and books related to educational outcomes, campus climates and college … Read Article

State budget cuts for higher education boomerang, as feds cut off grant that aids low-income students

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau U.S. Department of Education officials declared South Dakota ineligible to receive federal aid this year for College Access, a program that helps high school students from low-income households consider and pursue higher education. The annual $1.5 million grant was halted, effective the Oct. 1 … Read Article