Speaker: Same-sex marriage is conservative idea

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net “Same-sex marriage” and “conservative” are not terms most people would associate with one another. Nonetheless, one recent visitor to the University of South Dakota said that, at its base, same-sex marriage a conservative idea. “Profoundly conservative,” in fact. “It’s occurred to me that gay people are … Read Article

USD Accounting professor’s Madoff case study published

Srini Ragothaman, Ph.D., accounting professor at the University of South Dakota, recently published a case study on the Madoff fraud in Issues in Accounting Education, a leading national journal published by the American Accounting Association (AAA). Ragothaman examined the fraudulent activities that occurred in Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities (BMIS) … Read Article

Shakespeare Festival receives support Monday

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net The play’s the thing. Or at least it will be June 13-15 when the South Dakota Shakespeare Festival (SDSF) takes place at Prentis Park with a production of “The Taming of the Shrew.” Now with the festival nearly two months away, the Vermillion City Council has … Read Article

Proton-coupled electron transfer in energy conversion topic of 2014 Haines Lecture at USD

Sharon Hammes-Schiffer, Ph.D., the Swanlund Chair and professor of chemistry at the University of Illinois-Champaign-Urbana, is the keynote speaker for the 2014 Haines Lecture, “Proton-Coupled Electron Transfer in Energy Conversion Processes,” at the University of South Dakota at 7 p.m. on Monday, April 7, at Churchill-Haines 118. Hammes-Schiffer, who received … Read Article

USD AWOL students spend Spring Break in service

Fifteen University of South Dakota students spent spring break in three different locations learning about social issues and serving in communities.  The trips were planned and coordinated by student site leaders in the Alternative Week of Off-campus Learning (AWOL) student organization. AWOL encourages active citizenship through immersing students in educational … Read Article