Becvar leaving USD to become president, COO of Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation

The University of South Dakota announces that Laurie Becvar, Ed.D, Senior Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, will become president and chief operating officer of the Crazy Horse Memorial Foundation in July. Becvar, who joined USD in 2004 as Dean of Statewide Educational Services, served in a variety … Read Article

Nine South Dakota towns to welcome health professions students

This summer, 18 university students will learn first-hand about providing healthcare in rural South Dakota. This is thanks to nine communities’ collaborations with a grant program designed to raise awareness for the healthcare services needs in underserved areas of the state. The nine communities were selected as “Best Practice Model” … Read Article

Physics major to study engineering in Germany through UAS7 Grant

University of South Dakota student Mitchell Wagner, a junior majoring in physics, is the recipient of a UAS7 Study and Internship Scholarship from German Universities of Applied Sciences. Wagner, part of USD’s Honors Program, credits Susan Hackemer, associate director of the Honors Program, as well as language professor Istvan Gombocz, … Read Article

Wagner loves to assist USD students as they tackle math problems

By Travis Gulbrandson travis.gulbrandson@plaintalk.net Clare Wagner, instructor for the Department of Mathematical Sciences as USD, is this year’s recipient of the Outstanding Instructor Award, which is presented by the College of Arts & Sciences. “It feels wonderful,” Wagner said of receiving the award. “It’s a hard job sometimes to teach … 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