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USD Day at the Capitol Set for Feb. 10

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USD Day at the Capitol graphic. The South Dakota State Capitol Building is outline in red. USD will travel to Pierre, South Dakota, for the annual USD Day at the Capitol event on Feb. 10. During the Event, USD representatives will interact with lawmakers and discuss the impact the university is making to South Dakota and the region.
VERMILLION, S.D. – The University of South Dakota will travel to Pierre, South Dakota, for the annual USD Day at the Capitol event on Feb. 10.
USD Day at the Capitol provides the university the opportunity to interact with lawmakers and discuss the impact USD is making to South Dakota and the region.
Representatives from the School of Health Sciences will be on site to highlight USD’s position as leaders in health care education. With nine health education-focused departments, 22 programs, two dental hygiene clinics and two significant public service centers, the School of Health Sciences is the largest and most comprehensive source of teaching and clinical preparation of health care in South Dakota. Many of USD’s health care programs are unique to South Dakota and are only offered at USD. Over the last decade, 4,400 people have earned degrees from the USD School of Health Sciences, with 63% living and/or working in South Dakota. Students graduate practice-ready and are prepared to provide confident and compassionate care.
Additional guests will include USD President Sheila K. Gestring and members of the President’s Executive Leadership Institute.
Dome Dogs will be served in the Capitol Rotunda beginning at 11 a.m.
All alumni and supporters of USD are welcome to participate in this annual event.
Founded in 1862 and the first university in the Dakotas, the University of South Dakota is the only public liberal arts university in the state, with 202 undergraduate and 84 graduate programs in the College of Arts & Sciences, School of Education, Knudson School of Law, Sanford School of Medicine, School of Health Sciences, Beacom School of Business and College of Fine Arts. With an enrollment of nearly 10,000 students and more than 400 faculty, USD has a 16:1 student/faculty ratio, and it ranks among the best in academics and affordability. USD’s 18 athletic programs compete at the NCAA Division I level.

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