USD Women Face Stanford

Mar 18, 2014

After winning the Summit League Tournament Championship last week, the University of South Dakota women's basketball team has qualified for the NCAA Division 1 Women's Tournament.  USD faces Stanford in Ames, Iowa this Saturday afternoon.  Second-year head coach Amy Williams talked about the team's season and trip to the national tournament.

"Rivers, Wings and Sky"

Jan 23, 2014
University of South Dakota

"Rivers, Wings and Sky," an exhibition by poet Norma Wilson and artist Nancy Losacker, is on display through the spring semester at the I.D.

Fraser Speaks At USD

Jan 21, 2014

Dawn J. Fraser presents "The Art of Storytelling in Leadership" at the ballroom of the Muenster University Center at the University of South Dakota Tuesday night at 7:00 p.m.  Fraser is the host and producer of "Barbershop Stories" out of New York City.  She is also an instructor for The Moth, which can be heard Sunday nights at 11:00 p.m.

Strings Of Disasters Cumulate Stress

May 21, 2013

If you’re tired dealing with disasters–-you may not be alone.  

The Oklahoma tornadoes come on top of a string of major tragedies including national and local disasters.

South Dakota saw an ice storm and blizzard in 2013, a severe drought and wildfires in 2012, the 2011 floods, and seven federally recognized major disasters in 2010.

Weather related disasters are on an increasing trend, and they can take a toll on the mental health of those affected and those who respond.

Biomaterials Day

May 3, 2013

University of South Dakota student AnneMarie Gallo discussed Biomaterials Day (May 8).  The USD Chapter of the Society for Biomaterials was awarded a $5,000 grant from the national Society for Biomaterials to host the event.  The day-long conference includes speakers from academia, research and industry.

USD Farber Series Speaker

Apr 24, 2013

Thomas E. Gouttierre, Dean of International Studies and Programs, the Senior Officer for Global Engagement, and Director of the Center for Afghanistan Studies at the University of Nebraska at Omaha, is this year's Farber Speaker Series at the University of South Dakota Wednesday.  Gouttierre has extensive knowledge of Afghanistan and Pakistan and has worked for the U.N. Special Mission to Afghanistan in 1996-97 among other notable accomplishments.

Remembering Al Neuharth

Apr 22, 2013

Newspaper executive and South Dakotan Al Neuharth is being remembered as a great media innovator.  Neuharth died Friday at his home in Florida at the age of 89.  Jack Marsh, president of the Al Neuharth Media Center at the University of South Dakota and former executive editor at the Sioux Falls Argus Leader talked about his friend on Monday's Dakota Midday.

Herbster Named USD Athletic Director

Apr 19, 2013

David Herbster says he always knew he’d be an athletic director again after holding the position at the University of Nebraska-Omaha, but he never thought he’d hold it at USD. Herbster is USD’s official athletic director after holding the interim position since December. He joined USD as an associate athletic director in 2007 and his goal then was to get the university through its transition to Division I. Now, Herbster has new goals as he takes over the athletic director position.

National Poetry Month

Apr 19, 2013

April is National Poetry Month.  Lee Ann Roripaugh, professor of English at the University of South Dakota, joined Dakota Midday to share a few of her poems.  She is the author of "Beyond Heart Mountain," "Year of the Snake," and "On the Cusp of a Dangerous Year."

Fulbright Award Winner To Teach In Botswana

Apr 16, 2013

Mejai Bola Mike Avoseh, Ph.D., associate professor of education at the University of South Dakota, has won a Fulbright Award to conduct research and lecture in Botswana.  Avoseh will begin his journey to Botswana, in southern Africa, in July.

Syria Behind The Lines

Apr 10, 2013

In the rural heartland of Syria's countryside, the bloody uprising against President Bashar Al Assad has taken a turn.  In the FRONTLINE documentary "Syria Behind the Lines," which aired Tuesday night on SDPB-TV, award-winning filmmaker Olly Lambert lives on both sides of Syria's sectarian frontline, witnessing the devastating effects of a religious feud that is shaping Syria's future.

March Madness

Mar 21, 2013

SDPB Radio news intern Nate Wek joined Dakota Midday from Auburn Hills, Michigan, where the South Dakota State University men's basketball team will face the University of Michigan in the first round of the NCAA Division One Men's Basketball Tournament.  Tonight's game begins at 6:15 p.m. Central.

Summit League Championship Games

Mar 12, 2013

Sioux Falls hosts the Summit League Basketball championship games Tuesday.  The women's game has the University of South Dakota facing South Dakota State University at 2:30 p.m.  At 7:00 p.m., the SDSU men play North Dakota State University.  Winners advance to the NCAA National Tournaments.  Sioux Falls Argus Leader sports reporter Terry Vandrovec provided a summary of the tournament and a preview of Tuesday's games.

Janklow Exhibit At The University Of South Dakota

Mar 1, 2013
Chris Laughery

It’s pretty unusual for a University to display artifacts and papers of a student who had to talk his way into staying enrolled, once officials found out he was a high school dropout.  But, it’s not so unusual when you find out that student was Bill Janklow.  He remained at the University of South Dakota to receive undergraduate and law degrees—and spent his life as one of the most colorful figures in state history.  Now, the school that tried to expel him is displaying some of his artifacts on campus.  South Dakota Public Broadcasting's Gary Ellenbolt tells us more on today’s Dakota Digest

USD Night At Washington Pavilion

Jan 31, 2013

The University of South Dakota College of Fine Arts is celebrating the creative talent of its students and faculty at the Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday.  College of Fine Arts Dean Larry Schou talked about the program that will showcase USD students in 10 musicals and theatrical ensembles at the Washington Pavilion's Husby Performing Arts Center.  The event also features USD Department of Art student art and graphic design work along with printmaking and ceramic demonstrations.

USD MLK Speaker

Jan 22, 2013
Association of American Colleges & Universities

Dr. Alma Clayton-Pedersen, Chief Executive Officer of Emeritus Consulting Group in Chicago, is the guest of the Center for Academic Engagement at the University of South Dakota Tuesday night.  She'll deliver the keynote address, "Innovation in Higher Education: The Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.," in the MUC Ballroom at 7 p.m.  Clayton-Pederson is also an Association of American Colleges & Universities Senior Scholar directing the work of a three-year project, "Preparing Critical Faculty For the Future." 

Founded in 1939 in Palo Alto, California, Hewlett-Packard is an international information technology corporation with more than three hundred thousand employees. While HP’s computers and printers first come to the mind of many, the company has another side that specializes in developing technologies for sustainability. 1993 University of South Dakota graduate Paul Ellingstad is a partner and program development director for H-P’s Sustainability and Social Innovation team.

New National Music Museum Director

Nov 27, 2012

Cleveland Johnson became the new director of the National Music Museum in Vermillion on November 1.  He says one of his goals is to emphasize the "National" in National Music Museum.  He discusses the museum's growth and projects as well as his career in music.

"Counterinsurgency In Afghanistan"

Nov 27, 2012

Captain Christopher Mercado, a 2004 distinguished military graduate of the University of South Dakota, presents, "Counterinsurgency in Afghanistan: A Rifle Company in Imam Sahib," Wednesday at 4 p.m.

Jackrabbits vs Coyotes

Nov 16, 2012

College football’s regular season ends for The University of South Dakota and South Dakota State University on Saturday.  The Jackrabbits and Coyotes meet in Brookings Saturday afternoon.  S-D-S-U has won seven of its ten games this year—and could earn a playoff spot with a win over U-S-D.  But Jackrabbit Offensive Coordinator Eric Eidsness (EYEDS-ness) says his team needs to finish the job at hand.

South Dakota College Football Rivalry

Nov 16, 2012

The first time the University of South Dakota met South Dakota State in football—Benjamin Harrison was President of the United States.  With breaks for world wars and movement to other classifications, the rivalry has grown to one of the most intense in the Midwest.  Saturday, for the first time in nearly a decade, the Jackrabbits and Coyotes meet for a football game.  As South Dakota Public Broadcasting’s Gary Ellenbolt reports on today’s Dakota Digest, Coughlin-Alumni Stadium in Brookings will invoke many memories.