James named interim head men’s basketball coach

University of South Dakota Athletics Director David Herbster has named Joey James interim head men’s basketball coach effective immediately. James replaces Dave Boots, who retired Tuesday following 25 seasons at USD. “David Boots’ resignation this close to the beginning of the season makes an extensive national search an impossibility,” said … Read Article

‘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

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

USD Opera’s production of ‘Dido and Aeneas’ captures national recognition via The American Prize

University of South Dakota Opera’s triumphant performance of “Dido and Aeneas” was awarded second place in The American Prize in Opera Performance competition earlier this month. The American Prize is a series of new, non-profit, national competitions designed to recognize and reward the very best in the performing arts in … Read Article