State universities face enrollment challenges as online classes soar and student-mix shifts

By Bob Mercer State Capitol Bureau Enrollments at South Dakota’s public universities rose in recent years because more people took off-campus courses, while the numbers of students physically attending classes declined system-wide in 2011 and again in 2012, according to a new report prepared for the state Board of Regents. … Read Article

Coyoteopoly nets grant to support Shakespeare Festival

The National Endowment for the Arts and the South Dakota Tourism Board has awarded the University of South Dakota’s Coyoteopoly a $3,500 grant in support of the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival. Launched in 2012 by members of the USD Department of Theatre faculty Chaya Gordon-Bland and Scott Mollman and Beacom … Read Article

USD Sanford School of Medicine pediatrics chair publishes book on ‘vaccinophobia’

Archana Chatterjee, M.D., Ph.D., chair of the Department of Pediatrics and senior associate dean for faculty development at the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine, has edited a new book on vaccinophobia—the fear of the adverse effects of vaccines and preventive medicine. Published by Springer, “Vaccinophobia and Vaccine … Read Article

USD Master of Public Administration program receives NASPAA reaccreditation through 2020

The University of South Dakota Master of Public Administration program was awarded full accreditation through August 2020 by the Commission on Peer Review and Accreditation of the Network of Schools of Public Policy, Affairs and Administration (NASPAA). The accreditation followed a review of the USD program’s self-study report, submitted in … Read Article

USD’s Rawlins Piano Trio releases fifth CD ‘Attracting Opposites’

“Attracting Opposites: New Music for Piano Trio” is the latest CD released by the internationally-acclaimed University of South Dakota Rawlins Piano Trio. Featuring five works commissioned by the Trio, the CD was recorded in June 2012 for the Azica label and is distributed by Naxos (www.amazon.com/Attracting-Opposites-Music-Piano-Trio/dp/B00DI67YHU). The fifth CD recorded … Read Article

Physician Assistant studies program granted continued accreditation

The Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant (ARC-PA) has granted Accreditation-Continued to the University of South Dakota Physician Assistant Program sponsored by the University of South Dakota. Accreditation-Continued is an accreditation status granted when a currently accredited program is in compliance with the ARC-PA Standards. Accreditation remains … Read Article