Speaker shares three ‘important things’ with USD grads

By David Lias david.lias@plaintalk.net Saturday’s speaker at the 126th spring commencement of the University of South Dakota told graduates he would like them to remember three important things from his speech. “Important thing number one: You are not special,” said Michael M. Vekich shortly before 1,400 candidates for graduation received … Read Article

Local students among graduates at University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln granted degrees to more than 2,750 students at commencement exercises May 3 and 4. The graduates included: Gayville: April Joy Sun, College of Fine and Performing Arts, bachelor of arts with distinction. Vermillion: Taylor Nicholas Clark, College of Arts and Sciences, bachelor of science; Philip Dean … Read Article

Emily Irr helps university present Internship Quest sessions

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Every Thursday, students at the University of South Dakota have the opportunity to search for internships, learn about networking or just brush up on their cover letter-writing skills. The informal session is called Internship Quest and is held in the Academic Commons at I.D. Weeks Library. … Read Article

Math instructor named Outstanding Instructor by College of Arts & Sciences at USD

VERMILLION – Clare Wagner, instructor for the Department of Mathematical Sciences at the University of South Dakota, is the 2013 recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award presented by the College of Arts & Sciences. Wagner, who received her M.A. in mathematics and B.A. in mathematics education from USD, was selected … Read Article