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BOR requests $6 million in tuition freeze Emily Niebrugge and Trent Opstedahl The Volante

The South Dakota Board of Regents is setting a freeze in tuition and fees its number one priority for the 2015 fiscal year. In an overall request for $11.6 million made this month, the BOR has asked for the state to consider designating more than half of the fund-


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ing request on freezing tuition, with the rest of the funding to benefit the state's six public universities. Janelle SMITH To m a n , director of communications for the BOR, said although the request calls

for a variety of aid, about $6 million is specifically being set aside for tuition, and is their biggest priority. If granted, the $6 million would offset the cost to raise salaries for faculty, staff and administration, which has been funded through increases in tuition in the past. Because the state only covers 41 percent of the staff and faculty salary packages, the rest comes from tuition charg-

es, Toman said. "That's the biggest driver of our tuition increases," she said. The S.D. BOR has sent the request to S.D. Gov. Dennis Daugaard, and is now waiting for an informal budget hearing next month. Daugaard will then work on his proposal, which could offer a different level of funding than originally requested. The BOR will know by December

whether the request has made it onto his proposal list, which would then go to the S.D. Legislature for final approval. Dennis Smith, executive director for the BOR Student Federation, is pleased with the state surplus the Gov. has helped to generate since taking office in 2011, and said he does not foresee any key issues that would hinder the passing of a tuition and fees freeze. "The Gov. has done a real-

ly good job of cutting things as necessary and saving up money," Smith said, a senior at the University of South Dakota. "This is probably the most important piece of legislation to come to education in quite awhile." Elected by the Student Federation governments at each of the six regental schools, part Please see MONEY, Page A4


A squeeze and a shuffle New students and USD officials handle arrival, overflow Creighton Hoefer The Volante

A new tailgating experience will be tested Aug. 31 at the first football game against UC Davis. After making the change to DivisionI athletics last year, USD officials hoped to change tailgating procedures to create a more traditional setting for a MUCKEY pregame activity for students. Student cars, games and grills will be moved south and placed in the overflow parking lot of Coyote Village. The new layout will have vehicles facing each other in the tailgating area and drivers will have the option to pick their vehicle up the next day. Wristbands will be available for students 21 and over for alcohol consumption. A committee will review how the experience goes, and, Please see CHANGE, Page A4


IT center opening in spring Michael Geheren The Volante

Augie Jimenez was not supposed to move into North Complex Aug. 23. He was supposed to be at basic training for the Iowa National Guard. Instead, Jimenez moved into USD housing facilities with more than 1,000 other first-year students as part of the campus’ official move-in day. The total was similar to the number of first-year students who moved in last year, according to a previous Volante article. Jimenez, of Ireton, Iowa, was set to depart in July for a five-month stint in National Guard basic training. After its duration, he planned to enroll at USD for second-semester classes. However, a car accident in June drastically changed his plans. “I had a dislocated hip and a fractured jaw,” he said. “Since I couldn’t go to basic training (July 17) with injuries, that means I’m going to school for the first semester until January.” Volunteers were on hand both days to help new and returning students carry their belongings to their assigned room for students like Jimenez, who arrived on campus by himself. Jimenez said move-in was made easy by the dozens of volunteers available to help. “It was great,” he said. “I didn’t even have to carry any-


The class of 2017 enters the USD DakotaDome for the convocation ceremony Aug. 23. Student Government Association President Erik Muckey, Dean of Students Kim Grieve, Provost Chuck Staben and President James Abbott each spoke at the ceremony.

thing in. They took most of my stuff away, and then all I had to do was move my car after.” While the move-in system received a range of student and parental feedback, parent Julia Comer expressed concern

“I know this happened last year because I have another son who is a junior, and he stayed in Richardson,” Julia Comer said. “I guess I’m a little concerned if you get to know the roommates and all that, and then you’re

all split up. I’m not sure if they leave you in the same room or on the same floor.” Associate Dean of Students Phil Covington said overflow Please see HOUSING, Page A4

Crazies capture 'organized chaos' Joey Sevin

The Vermillion Technology Center expects to hire 200 IT workers after the Eagle Creek Software Services opens in May 2014. The facility will be located west of the University of South Dakota campus near Walmart. Some of the employees will be USD students participating in the Information Technology Consultant Academy. Eagle Creek’s Vermillion Technology Center broke ground Aug. 13, and the $10 million facility will be moving offshore technology resources to the Midwest. “This is a good example of a global company acting locally,” said Simon Boardman, vice president of Marketing at Eagle Creek Software Please see TECHNOLOGY, Page A4

for her son Nathan in regard to the housing situation in North Complex. Nathan Comer, a first-year student, moved into one of the overflow lounges necessary to accommodate the overcapacity enrollment.

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Rooted in school spirit and athletic vitality, the Coyote Crazies are bringing a sense of ‘organized chaos’ to the University of South Dakota to strengthen school pride and develop a solid fan base. What started as a basic concept in the late ‘80s has flourished into a long-term project carried by the Coyote Crazies, a student-led movement looking to better engage students into a Division-I atmosphere. Erik Muckey, president of the Student Government Association and a member of the Crazies, is backing the organization to create a more receptive student body at athletic events and around campus. “It’s nothing new,” Muckey


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said. “It’s been around, and by the time it really took force was around the time USD transitioned to Division I.” Muckey said that a college campus thrives when it is fostered by a dedicated fan base. He hopes to diminish the possibility of students leaving the sporting events at half time, and supporting the Coyotes 100 percent, to avoid similar situations like the Dakota Days football game against Western Illinois last fall. “If we can get it across to students that their support makes a huge impact, that will make a huge difference,” he said. Morgan Alderman, a first year, also said that a Division I school needs a Division I crowd. “I grew up around the Twin Cities and my family would always go to Gopher games at the University of Minnesota,” Alderman said. “I want to have


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that kind of atmosphere at USD. I think it’s really awkward when the crowd just isn’t revved about the game.” Sophomore, Rachael Sterne, said she believes that school pride should not be left in the DakotaDome but rather seen all over campus. “It’s definitely important to show your spirit at the games but I think it’s equally important to tell everyone you’re a Coyote even around campus,” Sterne said. Building a fan base and developing a sense of pride around USD won’t happen overnight, for any good tradition takes time to get established and find its place, Muckey said. The Coyote Crazies have already planned a variety of Please see SPIRIT, Page A4





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1993 A USD student, Christina Barrett, died after she was struck by lightning running toward the Julian-Brookman Residential Complex. She and five friends were returning from an orientation session at the DakotaDome. USD security officer Chad Gillen said several students tried to perform CPR, but vital signs were not established. An ambulance took Barnett to Dakota Hospital where staff determined she was killed on impact.

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Aug. 25 1) After receiving a report of domestic violence, police investigated an on-going family dispute on East Main in which the front door of a resident's house was damaged. No arrests were made.

Aug. 25 2) Male and female cohabitants were accounted for domestic violence on East Duke street. One adult


female was arrested for physical assault, however no medical treatment was given to the victim.

Aug. 25 3) A burglary report was filed on Center Street under forcible entry. Numerous household items were stolen including several electronics and a handful of cash. Police say no suspects have been identified.

Aug. 26 4) Police filed two animal complaints dealing with bats in the resident's houses. One complaint was received from Franklin Street and the other from Kidder Street.

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Phi Beta Kappa Scholar to speak on campus VOLANTE STAFF REPORTS Timothy Bromage, professor of biomaterials and biomimetics at New York University, will speak in the Freedom Forum Conference Room in the Al Neuharth Media Center 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 to discuss “What Cells Will Do For Global Climate Change.” Bromage has been hon-

Inferno burns through Yosemite National Park California’s monstrous Rim Fire continues to swallow a majority of Yosemite National Park, casting difficult obstacles into the Bay Area and surrounding communities. The fire has torn through around 184,000 acres and officials report that only 20 percent of the fire has been contained. Firefighters and wildlife officials fear the flames could affect San Francisco’s water supply, however the only problems that have surfaced are obvious accounts of ash falling from the sky.


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Director of Athletics Carl Miller announced plans for major athletic and recreational facilities. The plans included an outdoor park for baseball, golf, skiing, football and soccer among other outdoor sports. He also announced plans for a multi-purpose facility to be used for athletic, academic and recreational purposes. Miller intended to combine a basketball arena, football stadium and performing arts hall under one roof. The minidome was estimated to cost about $3.5 million.

The fire could potentially destroy the area’s hydroelectric generators, a major source for San Francisco’s electricity supply. Officials have shut down the generators that are in close proximity to the approaching flames while San Francisco continues to receive energy from nearby locations. Close to 20 helicopters and DC-10 and C-130 air tankers accompanied 3,800 firefighters in the efforts to diminish any likelihood of the flames spreading past Yosemite National Park. Surprisingly, Yosemite Valley, a popular tourist destination during the summer

ored for his research by the National Science Foundation and the National Geographic Society. He is the recipient of the Max Planck Prize and is director of the Hard Tissue Research Unit. Bromage’s research is centered on human evolution, growth and development with emphasis on the biology of bones and teeth as "windows into

life history." He conducts his fieldwork primarily in Malawi. Sponsored by the Phi Beta Kappa Society at the University of South Dakota, the lecture will be free and open to the public. The Phi Beta Kappa Society Visiting Scholar Program offers undergraduates the opportunity to meet well-known scholars and

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months, has had little to no damage from the fire, while at least 12,000 acres have been consumed in the northwest area of the park. Evacuations were issued immediately and state officials remain concerned for the park’s tourism economy, which brings in around 15,000 visitors on any given summer day. 4,500 homes northwest of the fire remain threatened in addition to several historic landmarks in the area. The Rim Fire is recorded as the seventhlargest fire in state history and has cost around $27 million in damage.

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NEWSBRIEFLY Professor awarded 2013 Encore Award VOLANTE STAFF REPORTS USD Director of Choral Activites, David Holdhusen, was awarded the 2013 Encore Award in recognition of excellence and achievement in choral music. Presented during the South Dakota Honor Choir concert in Sioux Falls, SD earlier this month, Holdhusen has remained a part of the music faculty since 2008. Serving as conductor for USD's three choral ensembles, chamber singers, concert choir and men's and women's choir, Holdhusen also teaches courses in choral literature and techniques, conducting, and applied


voice. Holdhusen is also the director of USD's annual Choral Director's Institute as well as the USD Summer Music Camp. Holdhusen earned his B.A. in music and education certification from Gustavus Adolphus College, later obtaining his M.M. in choral conducting from Northwestern University and his Ph.D. in music education from Florida State University. The Encore Award was presented by the South Dakota Chapter of the American Choral Directors Association, a non-profit music-education organization rooted in promoting excellence in choral music. CRISTINA DREY/THE VOLANTE

Lambda Chi Alpha honored at conference VOLANTE STAFF REPORTS The Alpha-Gamma chapter of USD's Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity was recognized as one of the top chapters at the fraternity's annual three day conference at the University of Memphis in July. The awards were presented during the Stead Leadership Conference, an event that aims to teach leadership skills and chapter programming to fraternity members. The men of AlphaGamma Zeta were pre-

sented with both the North American Food Drive award and the Phoenix Award. The NAFD award recognizes Alpha-Gamma's contributions to Lambda Chi Alpha's annual food drive, raising a total 22,950 pounds of nonperishable food items. The Phoenix Award recognizes Alpha-Gamma's outstanding imporvements in chapter operations, membership growth and scholastic achievement.

Sigma Alpha Epsilon welcome potential recruits during welcome rush week Aug. 27 at the old ice rink. The four sororities and eight fraternities spent the entire week recruiting possible canidates.





Art Galleries host annual show

Water park plans set to change

Fish problem persists in Lake Yankton

Obama urges two-year law school reform

University Art Galleries will host the annual UAG Loan Exhibition show from Aug. 26 through Sept. 13 in the Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts. The UAG's loan program continues to offer USD faculty, staff and administration the chance to display art from the UAG's permanent collection from their on-campus location. Participants may select up to three pieces of art from the show between the hours of 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The pieces will be delivered to campus work spaces on Sept. 16-17.

The City of Vermillion's plan to replace the pool in Prentis Park with a $6 million dollar water park have reached a buffering point. Jim Goblirsch, director of Parks and Recreation, expressed concern for cost, lack of planning and community support at the city council's meeting on Monday afternoon. The facility could include a lazy river, water slides, springboard diving and several kiddy areas. Goblirsch is scheduled to meet with the city council again Sept. 3 for further discussion.

Game fish numbers in Lake Yankton are threatened by an alarming amount of undesirable species that were washed over from the Missouri River flood two years ago. Since that time the populations of fish such as carp, smallmouth and largemouth buffalo have rapidly increased and wildlife officials fear these numbers could greatly affect the game fish population. Officials are planning to chemically wipe out the fish population in Lake Yankton within the next two years and give game fish a fresh start.

President Obama spoke to students and faculty at Binghampton University in New York Aug. 23 over the possibility of cutting law school from three years to two years. Obama said that most students spend their first two years of law school learning in the classroom while the final year is spent gaining outside experience. Obama said that turning the final year into a practicum or spent clerking in a firm would reduce tuition costs. Obama's remarks were tied in with his speech regarding more affordable education.

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The Volante asked students how they feel about the proposed tuition freeze.

Jenna D’Ottavio Senior

Schad Wilson Sophomore

Brian Saakvitne Sophomore

“I think it’s very beneficial to students.”

“It’s just disappointing that (tuition) can’t go down either.”

“The cost of living goes up every year, so it’s nice tuition won’t.”

Kallan Groseth First-Year

“Maybe it’s a good thing."

Becca Buechler First-Year

“It’s good. It’ll make education more accessible for incoming students.”




Change: Events in place for bigger game-day feeling CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 if needed, changes will be made in time for Dakota Days. “The changes will make it more of a traditional tailgating experience,” Student Government Association President Erik Muckey said. Muckey said the changes should allow tailgating to be more of a group experience. “Talking with the upperclassmen, and with Coyote Crazies, they are very excited to hear about this,” Muckey said. “I’ve heard lots of favorable reviews.” Sophomore Amanda Kellen has not tailgated before a game, but said tailgating could bring a D-I atmosphere to the university. “At the University of Iowa, that’s the big thing you think of,” Kellen said. A new reservation process will allow students to rent a tailgating space, at no cost, by emailing Lindsay Sparks, assis-

tant director of Student Life. If an individual or group does not show up for their space, then other students will have the opportunity to tailgate in that area, Muckey said. UPD will be on scene to handle situations if they arise, Sparks said. One individual will be responsible for a group of tailgaters and serve as a captain, accepting liability for the other tailgaters in the space. Rules for the tailgating area will be sent to students who reserve a tailgating space, Sparks said. Muckey said the changes should create an engaging atmosphere for students, and the changes were made to reflect the tailgating experiences of other Division-I universities. “This is a really great step for us in bringing the Division-I experience,” Muckey said. Tailgating will begin at 10 a.m. on the day of home football games.

Spirit: Fan-based club encourages USD pride CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 tasks to promote the organization and to better engage the USD community into a Division I atmosphere. “We’re switching the location to the parking lot,” Muckey said. “We feel this will give people a better chance to park their cars and really live out the tailgating experience.” The Coyote Crazies will utilize marketing techniques to promote the organization and engage students in athletic events, one method being the purchasing of spirit shirts. These t-shirts are on sale for ten dollars with a pair of sunglasses, and Muckey hopes to eventually open a space in the stadium exclusively for students who wear their t-shirts to sporting events. Funding for the Coyote Crazies is temporarily supported by the university, however no financial support is taken from GAF funds or student fees. Muckey hopes to transition into a student-led movement free from the univer-

sity, completely self-reliant, in the future. “Right now the money for the Crazies is something of a gift,” Muckey said. “Eventually we want to be totally self-reliant.” The Coyote Crazies is open to anyone on campus and any USD student can be apart of it. “We want this to be spontaneous enough to be fresh, but organized enough to see improvements,” Muckey said. “We see it as ‘organized chaos’ where students can get excited for sporting events and turn it into a huge deal.”

On-campus construction The Muenster University Center’s expansion project to add 30,000 square feet and three new dining options is currently on track according to Jeffrey Baylor, Vice President of Marketing, Enrollment and Student Services.

What happened over the summer? -Structure of the expansion put in place -Footprint of the building can now be seen -Einstein Bros. Bagel opened a temporary restaurant in the faculty lounge across from the Marketplace

What is planned for the year? -The opening of the permanent Einstein Bros. Bagel in the fall semester. -Chick-fil-a and Qdoba Mexican Grill are expected to open in the

Einstein Bros. Bagel facility Baylor said USD wanted the temporary restaurant to open as another on-campus dining option for such a large entering freshmen class. -Hours: Monday-Friday; 8 .a.m - 1:30 p.m. -Products will be a limited grab and go selection including: an assortment bagels and cream cheese, salads, drinks and various sides.

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assignments is completely registration based. When regular spaces become available, the overflow students with the earliest registration will be given first priority. “Students are assigned by the order in which they apply,” he said. “As we have openings, rather than have the next person on the list, we’re going to go to the people in the overflow who have the oldest contract and see if it fits their needs.” As openings for traditional rooms become available, Covington said these students have the option to leave overflow housing or stay in the lounges until all other overflow spaces are emptied. “If they want us to pass them by, we have done that in the past,” Covington said. “Some of them really like that space, especially those that live in the lounges, which come with a 42-inch television and couch.” Nathan said he wasn’t concerned about the overflow situation and thought the living arrangement was suitable. “I don’t care too much,” he said. “It might be kind of fun living with three other people.” Covington said North Complex is the only housing unit at overcapacity. On Aug. 24, MEGAN CARD/THE VOLANTE volunteers helped about 189 Student volunteers assist a first-year student moving into the Olson Residence Hall Aug. 23 in the upperclassmen move into uni- North Complex parking lot. versity facilities.

Money: Student Federation to meet with BOR CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 of Smith's job as executive director is to organize student federation meetings and propose lobbying plans that will benefit students in the state. Toman said the BOR will work hard to get the request granted because "higher education should never price anyone out of the market." With affordability as one of the BOR's main stances on higher education, Toman said aside from the $6 million apportioned for a tuition freeze, the BOR has also requested part of the aid assist needs-based scholar-

" makes it kind of fun; it's like a giant puzzle." — Dennis Smith, Student Federation executive director

ship programs in the state. "One of the things we are going to be working on is the needs-based scholarship policy," Smith said. According to Toman, last year the state initially funded a grant-type program for South Dakota college students, but now the fund is running low. "What we're encouraging is to try to improve on that amount of money that's in the trust fund and add some additional dollars to it so the

grant payments can be larger as time goes on," she said. While the student federation does not usually begin lobbying in Pierre until late January or early February, Smith said he plans to organize a SHED event — students for Higher Education days — soon in order to lobby for the proposed tuition and fees freeze. "The Board is in favor, the students are in favor, so it becomes hard to figure out who we need to lobby to and

why," he said. "But it makes it kind of fun; it's like a giant puzzle." According to Smith, the Student Federation and the BOR will meet Sept. 13 to discuss the tuition freeze and other higher education issues, such as the Good Samaritan Alcohol Policy.

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Technology: Partnership with software company aids 'Yotes CONTINUED FROM PAGE A1 Services. The Minneapolis-based company specializes in developing and implementing software services for clients such as IBM, AT&T Corporation, Department of Homeland Security and Visa. Eagle Creek is also working in a growing industry by developing mobile applications for its clients. Eagle Creek is bringing IT services from countries such as India back to the United States and specifically is relocating them in the Midwest. They have offices in Minnesota, North Dakota and South Dakota. “The IT Consultant Academy furthers our mission to prepare students for the workforce of tomorrow,” USD President James Abbott said in a statement. The academy is a threepart program with a fourcourse certificate to train the next generation of IT workers, and issues free tuition for qualifying students. Students also have the opportunity for a paid internship with Eagle Creek in Vermillion and successfully completing the internship will qualify for a job interview. “I encourage (students) to get involved with the academy,” Boardman said. “We provide an opportunity to begin and learn how to work in the IT world.”


Employees at Eagle Creek Technology Center in Vermillion check over their work. The academic partnership with the University of South Dakota provide students with benefits.

Luke Houlihan, development consultant at Eagle Creek and 2011 graduate of University of South Dakota, majored in computer science and software engineering. He said he chose Eagle Creek because there aren’t jobs like it in the region, because they are mostly on the west coast. “It would have been nice if they had something like (the IT Consultant Academy) for me,” Houlihan said. Eagle Creek is operating

out of a temporary facility in the Beacom School of Business as they train employees and allow them to take on minor projects for clients. “We are creating opportunities for people getting a career in IT, a career with a low unemployment rate and a career that has longevity,” Boardman said.

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Eagle Creek The academy is still accepting applications for the fall semester online or by emailing The fall courses offered will be Software Engineering for IT Consulting and Advanced Software Engineering for IT Consulting. “This is really an interesting opportunity for students at USD,” first-year Allie Verry said.






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First-year students are herded to the DakotaDome Aug. 23 for a convocation ceremony formally starting their collegiate career as oyotes.

Class of 2017, Youtube hit Kid President can deliver a better pep talk than most with Robert Frost’s “Two roads diverged in a wood and I - I took the one less traveled by…,” but these words are always appropriate at pivotal moments in one’s life – a moment such as going to college and living independently for the first time. Many of you come from an exclusive generation that has never experienced life without Internet access. A generation where wristwatches have become obsolete with the use of cell phones. It is necessary to understand what sets this procession of first-year USD students apart from those entering the campus 50 years ago, because these qualities – like rabid usage of technology and social media – shape and filter the opportunities available to the newest generation of college students. But these singular attributes should not be the foundation of your collegiate career. The lessons to live by the next four – or five or six – years are

rudimentary, advice given to you years ago and here are a few to remember this first week of classes in Vermillion. Maintain an open mind It might be in a class or in a dorm, but there are always people you will not agree with. Every student comes with their own experiences and formed conclusions. The goal is not to let these preconceived notions completely immobile growth. Don’t blink The first week of school may seem to be moving in slow motion, but by midterm exams, the pace of college hits high speed. Those 120+ hours seem like they will never end, but with classes, intramurals, clubs, and friends, college will fly by. Take a note from the Cowardly Lion What makes a king out of a slave? Courage! What makes the flag on the mast to wave? Courage! What will make the next fours years at USD incredible? Courage! That is one of the most important aspects

to capitalizing on the opportunities available on campus. College is not the time to play it safe. So when a professor asks for assistants to help with a research project, volunteer. Go to networking luncheons. Meet people who will be there after graduation. Don’t be reserved in your capabilities, embrace and develop them. Pursue the road less traveled Being a new student on campus can feel much like being attached to a herd of fellow sheep. Many first-years are taking the same classes, living in the same residence halls and eating together in the Commons. There is nothing wrong with following the herd, at first. But come sophomore year, make it a point to do something that sets you apart from other students. Maybe this will mean putting everything you have into one club to make it better. Or maybe it means composing your own rap album. Whatever it is, be passionate, have conviction and like Robert Frost, make a difference.

The blistering heat of August, the Vermillion squirrels scampering around campus and the nervous first-years wandering through the Muenster University Center. Once again, it’s the start of a new school year. That means new classes, new professors and a new football team. As most everyone is aware, Coyote football had a rather rough run last fall. With only one win under their belt by the end of the season, morale faced an all-time low among players, coaches and fans. Now, I am certainly no expert when it comes to sports and I am not qualified to analyze the ability of the defense, or the weaknesses of the offense. What I do know is, the first game of the season is coming up on Saturday, and this year, the Coyote fans really need to step up their game. Speaking as a member of the crowd, last year’s student attendance at home football games was sparse, and to be honest, rather embarrassing. The “Coyote Crazies” section of the bleachers may have been packed for the first quarter of the game, but as soon as things started to turn south on the field, students turned for the exits. As far as sports are concerned, it’s the responsibility of the fans to stick by their team through the wins, and yes, even the losses. If this

weren’t the case, the Minnesota Vikings would have essentially zero supporters. Let’s face it, no one likes a “band-wagoner,” if you are a true fan, you love your team no matter what. For instance, take a look at the institution of marriage. The vows of most weddings clearly state “in sickness and in health, through good times and through bad.” When the going gets tough, one cannot simply walk out of a marriage, just as we as fans cannot just walk out of the game. Although comparing football to marriage is a far stretch, the concept is the same. Loyalty is key, and regardless of what’s happening on the field, the louder the cheers, the more the players know that we support them. Although we spend the majority of the game standing in the bleachers stuffing our faces with hotdogs and pretzels, the fans are absolutely crucial to the confidence of the men out on the field. This fan-to-player relationship is the first step towards a successful football season. As far as the actual team goes, the men of the Coyote football team have been practicing day in and day out to bring home some wins. Now, it’s up to the fans to attend the games— the whole game—cheer loud and support our team. The losses from last year are in the past. It’s a new year, a new season and as author Mary Wollstonecraft once said, “The beginning is always today.” So let’s cheer our men on to a victory this weekend. Go Yotes! Reach columnist Kathleen Serie at

First-year impressions of campus life HOLLY IWAN

“Compared to my small town, I like it. Everyone seems friendly.”



“It’s big, very welcoming. Everyone is nice and helpful.”


“It’s smaller than I’m used to, but it’s really nice.”



“The teachers are really laid back and not as grating as I thought.”

“It’s really nice. The campus is really updated. It’s full of helpful people.”



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“It was just one of those days where you’re just laying in bed marinating in your nastiness.” “Marinating? I’m not a teriyaki steak.” — Al Neuharth Media Center

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IN THE KNOW: USD sent out an email urging students to reduce energy costs by reducing the use of electricity, such as air conditioners. IN THE DARK: The Midwest is suffering from a heat wave for the next few days. IN THE KNOW: A new and improved salad bar is now available in the MUC. IN THE DARK: The Neuharth Cafe in the Al Neuharth Media Center is closed for business. IN THE KNOW: Miley Cyrus likes to twerk. IN THE DARK: Miley Cyrus is not afraid to twerk on stage at the Video Music Awards while holding a foam finger. SUBMIT OVERHEARDS AND IN-THE-KNOWS AND INTHE-DARKS ON TWITTER @VolanteOpinion

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Vermillion Vermnacular A&S - Arts and Sciences Building B-School - Beacom School of Business Bump - The Beede Bump convenience store inside North Complex. More than likely, this place will save you from late night starvation on more than one occasion. Char - hort for Char Bar, a.k.a. Charcoal Lounge C-Store - “The Convenience Store” inside the MUC The Link or Link Lab - Area connecting the MUC to the I.D. Weeks Library MUC - Muenster University Center, our student union. If you haven’t caught on to this one yet, you will soon enough.

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The Pit - Pit Lounge, located in the MUC Verm Cats - Vermillion has a large population of stray cats that plague the local community.

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I made the long 320-mile drive Aug. 23 from Eagan, Minn. — Yes, the same Twin Cities town that Jackrabbit star running back Zach Zenner is from — back down to Vermillion. As a junior, I guess I’m now considered an upperclassman. This got me thinking, with all these incoming firstyears, how many actually know what to expect from their new universities athletics? I, for one, can’t say I had any idea what to expect. But as I started attending a variety of events, I quickly picked up a few things. USD is currently in a transition phase. The football team’s prestige was elevated when they became a part of the Missouri Valley Football Conference. All other sports are now firmly positioned in the Summit League. We’ve seen our ups and downs with the new level of competition. The football team’s inaugural season in the MVC didn’t quite go as planned, as the Coyotes stumbled to a 1-10 season. We’ve seen men’s basketball have two straight bumpy seasons, but then we’ve been able to see our women’s basketball team almost win the conference championship, before blowing a late lead to SDSU. We also were able to see our softball team increase their win percentage from .29 percent in 2012 to .59 percent in 2013. Like I said, USD knows how to go through its ups and downs. Luckily for all of us, the 2013-14 school calendar also represents a brand new season for all of our athletics.

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Now lets focus on football. Undoubtedly, the big story on campus this fall will be how head football coach Joe Glenn responds to a tough first year at his alma mater. Glenn was given the almost impossible task of leading the very young Coyotes against the tough competition of the MVC. It was an ugly season, we all get it. When looking past the win column, you will notice five of the 10 losses were by seven points or less. Given the extra year to learn Glenn’s system, I feel confident in saying improvement will be shown. It’s going to be put to test Aug. 31, when the Coyotes take on the UC Davis Aggies. The Aggies weren’t thrown onto our schedule as some gimme out-of-conference game. In fact, they played respectable football out of the Big Sky conference and will be a very solid test for the Yotes week one. One facet of the game that won’t directly be shown on the stat sheet is how well they defend the dome. The Coyotes need help from their fans and need to generate some noise. You can’t really blame the fans for lacking in the noise department last year. The Coyotes offense often seemed complacent and at times down right dull. They failed to scare off teams and didn’t have many explosive plays. But like coach Glenn loves to say, the team was young, and “just needed some birthdays.” I know Glenn is very excited with this year’s core group of guys and believes they will show much improvement. The fan base wants to believe so. Regardless, it’s a new year for every sport on campus, with new hopes and aspirations. Fans should jump on the train because it should be an entertaining year. Reach reporter Grant Bosiacki at

‘Band of brothers’ Coyotes open season at home vs. UC Davis Aug. 31 Nick Robinson The Volante

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Junior quarterback Josh Vander Maten attempts a pass during practice on Aug. 27. During his first year as a full time starter, Vander Maten threw for 1,662 yards and seven touchdowns.

The University of South Dakota football team is a year removed from their first season of being a Division-I post-season eligible program. The Coyotes finished the 2012 campaign with a 1-10 record, picking up their lone victory against Colgate in their home opener Sept. 8, 2012. While their 2012 season was not full of successes, junior quarterback Josh Vander Maten feels this year’s team is a closer tied unit than a year ago. “We really took a ‘band of brothers’ saying to heart,” he said. “We are all very close and the team camaraderie is amazing.” With one season of D-I football under their belts, the Coyotes will continue to see a new level of competition with games against teams like Kansas Sept. 7 and back-to-back FCS champions North Dakota State Nov. 23. Despite several big matchups this season, head coach Joe Glenn said the team has improved in the past year. “We are bigger, faster, stronger and tougher from last year,” Glenn said. “These kids have paid a price like no team I have been around, something good has got to happen. They need to be rewarded on the scoreboard.” The Coyotes have gone 44 practices without a game, with 15 in the spring and 29 in the fall. “We need a game, bring out the crowd, the band, all the cheerleaders, and have an actual game,” Glenn said. “We need a measuring stick to see where we are at right now.” With fall camp ending, the Coyotes are gearing their focus on its first opponent and former Great West Conference foe, the UC Davis Aggies. “It finally feels good to be in some sort of flow,” Vander Maten said. “Fall camp can be kind of a grind, we’re all really excited (for the game).” The Aggies finished their 2012 season with a 4-7 record in their first season in the Big Sky Conference. UC Davis enters this season

with a new coach. Ron Gould, who was an associate head coach/running backs coach at California will run the sidelines for the Aggies. Gould was also a defensive back at the University of Oregon in the late 1980s. “(UC Davis) has a bunch of athletes on both sides of the ball,” Vander Maten said. “They also have a lot of guys coming back this year.” UC Davis returns 18 starters from a season ago and is led by senior quarterback Randy Wright, who passed for 2,410 yards and threw 13 touchdowns in 2012. The Coyotes have experienced the injury bug at the running back position as fall camp has winded down. The Coyotes potential starting running back senior Jasper Sanders went down with an arm injury at the beginning of fall camp. “We have lost some good backs so far,” Glenn said. “But we have great depth. Trevor Boumma and Jordan Roberts or ‘The Bruise Brothers’ as I like to call them will take most of the load at the back position. They both play with a lot of heart.” Vander Maten, who has spent a lot of time during the offseason on improving his game, feels that their first home game will be very close. “I’m expecting a very close game,” he said. “They’re very good and we know it will go down to the wire.” Glenn said his team needs to own the line of scrimmage and avoid coughing the ball up to the opponent in order to be victorious. “Turnovers are going to be huge,” Glenn said. “Whoever is cleaner in special teams and whoever runs the ball better will probably win this game.” The Coyotes will kick off their season at 2 p.m. Aug. 31 at the DakotaDome. “Getting a victory Saturday will mean we will finally get to see a smile on our guys’ faces for 24 hours,” said Glenn.

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Soccer looks to rebound after two-win season Grant Bosiacki The Volante

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First-year forward Jamie Karch dribbles the ball up the field vs. Iowa State University Aug. 25. The Coyotes lost 3-1.

As students at the University of South Dakota arrived on campus over the weekend of Aug. 23, the Coyote’s women soccer team was already a week into their season. The 2013 schedule represents a new season with a fresh start. The Coyotes struggled out of the gate last year, finishing last in the Summit League with a record of 2-133. They are returning with much more experience than last season. The roster this season has 12 upperclassmen along with seven returning sophomores. Head coach Mandy Green enters the new season for her third year as coach. The team’s record a week into the season

Volleyball gearing up for 2013 season Grant Bosiacki The Volante

Aug. 30 marks the start of a new season for the University of South Dakota Coyote volleyball team. Last year’s team was the definition of playing .500, as they went 8-8 in the Summit League and 14-14 overall. It was the final stretch of the season that gained the attention of others. The Coyotes finished with a Sum-

mit League best, five match win streak, taking out Kansas City, South Dakota State, North Dakota State and Omaha twice, once at home, once away. The Coyotes will be traveling to Missouri Aug. 30 and compete in a two-day tournament as part of their outof-conference schedule. The Coyotes should get a good feel for the direction of their team after the two days. Over the 48 hours they’ll be tak-

ing on Idaho St., Missouri, Arkansas St. and Pittsburgh. The bulk of the Coyotes leadership will be on the shoulders of the team’s three returning seniors: Natalie Walseth, Tori Kroll and Amber Aschoff. The spotlight will be on junior Kendall Kritenbrink. Through two years Kritenbrink’s honors include Summit All-Freshman team, All-Summit second team, All-Summit first team and

Summit League Offensive Player of the Week three times. Sophomore Sydney Dimke is also coming off a Summit League All-Freshman season. The out of conference matches will continue all the way until Sept. 27 when USD will host IPFW.

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is 0-1-1. They kicked off the year with a 3-0 victory in an exhibition match against Viterbo, an NAIA team from La Crosse, Wisc. The team looked sharp and got two goals from first-year Corey Strang. The Coyotes first game was at home against Loyola, where the game ended in a 1-1 tie after two overtime periods. Two days later they hosted a match vs. Iowa State (2-0) Last season the Cyclones beat the Coyotes 7-0. The Coyotes proved to be much better competition this year. The Coyotes didn’t let the humid 90 degree temperature stop them from out shooting the Cyclones 19-16. They tied it at 1-1 late in the game until the lead unraveled, eventually falling 3-1 The Coyotes will now hit

the road, not having another home game until Sept. 15 against College of St. Mary. Their next game will be Aug. 30 as they travel west to take on Wyoming. Reach reporter Grant Bosiacki at

Schedule 8/30 at Wyoming 9/01 at Colorado Springs 9/06 vs. Northern Illinois 9/08 vs. Nevada 9/13 at Creighton 9/15 vs. College of St. Mary 9/20 at North Dakota 9/22 vs. Northern Iowa 9/26 vs. Drake University


The Coyote Crazies are a student athletic booster group open to all USD students. The intent of Coyote Crazies leadership is to improve student engagement in Coyote athletics and school pride by building a committed student fan base and a game day atmosphere that is made for the students, by the students. -Erik Muckey, Student Government Association president

Every week The Volante will be featuring tidbits from the Coyote Crazies about cheers, events and opponent information. Check out next week for a submitted column from Muckey on the rebirth of the Crazies.



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COYOTEDigest Cyclones take down coyotes 3-1


Recap- The Coyotes made some big headlines heading into the 2012 season. The first big move was moving in to the Missouri Valley Conference. The second was the hire of USD alum Joe Glenn. It ended up being a very long season resulting in a 1-10 record. The hire of Glenn was not a one-year project. It’s going to take time for him to recruit his own players and let them learn his system. The offensive and defensive lines were overmatched last year, but return as a bigger, more experienced group. Another thing to keep an eye on is who will step up and replace last years starting running back Marcus Sims and starting wide receiver Will Powell. Fans should be excited to host South Dakota State on Nov. 16. Upcoming: 8/31 vs. UC Davis Key Player: Junior quarterback Josh Vander Maten

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Recap - The women’s soccer team’s 2012 season was also not very memorable. The team lacked experience, and it showed. The 2-13-3 record was not anything to admire, but through the bumps and bruises came much needed experience. Head Coach Mandy Green will return for her third season as the Coyotes coach. One area the team will look to improve is their goal scoring. The Yotes only managed to score more than two goals three times all last season. Forward Jenny Teslow returns for her senior season after leading the team with five goals in 2012. Sophomore Danielle Anderson looks to improve on her impressive first-year in which she had four goals and two assists. Upcoming: 8/30 at Wyoming Key Player: Senior forward Jenny Teslow

Volleyball Recap - After a 3-8 start to their conference schedule, a five game win streak to end the season gave the USD volleyball team the boost they needed to earn an even record of 14-14 during their 2012 season. Junior Kendall Kritenbrink led the team in kills with 404 on the season. Senior Tori Kroll was the team’s leader in assists with 1,036 on the season, giving her an average of 9.42 assists per set. Upcoming: 8/30 vs. Idaho State (at Missouri Tournament in Columbia, Mo.) Key Player: Senior setter Tori Kroll

Cross Country The men and women cross country teams made headlines early into this season by both being ranked second in the Summit League Coaches poll, released Aug. 21. The most notable men returning are senior Jeff Mettler and sophomore Mubarik Musa. The women have three all-league runners returning in senior Megan Hilson and sophomores Katie Wetzstein and Amber Eickhom. Upcoming: 8/30 at the Bison Open Key Player: Jeff Mettler

Senior forward Jenny Teslow volleys a ball during the Coyotes 3-1 loss to Iowa State University Aug. 25. Teslow was named second-team All-Summit League last year after starting all 18 games and leading the Coyotes with five goals scored.

Athlete Profile Nathan Ellenbecker The Volante

EDITOR’S NOTE: This week The Volante interviewed a firstyear member of the women’s soccer team to see how the transition from high school to college has gone, get input on the offseason, how the team’s preparation has developed, among other topics. Every summer hundreds of freshmen begin their lives away from home by moving down to Vermillion. But only a small number of students actually move in early. S t u d e n t athletes often have to move in weeks before most to kick off their seasons with practices, workouts and other team-related activities. The Volante sat down with first-year soccer player Meghan Mannix from Crystal Lake, Ill. to talk to her about her transition to college, both as a student and as an athlete. Mannix plays outside midfielder for the Coyotes. Nathan Ellenbecker: How did it feel to kick off the season last weekend?

Meghan Mannix: It felt really good. There’s a lot of things for us to build on, and I think we are all really positive and really excited for the season. We didn’t get the results we wanted, but there’s a lot of room to grow. We are excited to start playing conference and get into our season. NE: Coach (Mandy) Green has a few goals for the team to work and improve on as the season goes along. Could you tell us about those? MM: I know as a team that we are being pushed all the time. We want to finish in the top four in the Summit League and score more goals than any other team in USD history. We all have personal goals that we’ll be working towards, but we have a number of other things we hope to accomplish. And going to the conference tournament would be a pretty big deal for us. NE: You talked about individual goals. What are the ones you have for yourself? MM: Well, we are a big defensive team, and we work a lot to improve on that end. So, I think for me it’s an individual goal to improve on that end. NE: What has surprised you the most about the season so far, from practices to games? MM: I think the work ethic

and the energy from practice and to games is the same, which is something you don’t find a lot of places. That just shows how the team and the coaches are. We practice like it’s a game, and that will take us a long way. As far as the game, the environment was amazing. We had awesome fans. The whole softball team was out to support us, and a lot of students and family came out. It was a great environment to be in. NE: How has the team’s chemistry looked? MM: The chemistry is awesome. The upperclassmen have reached out to the freshmen, and we do a lot of team bonding off the field. We are a group of girls who have become best friends, and it’s really special to be a part of that. NE: You live over eight hours away from your family. How has their support been and what has it meant? MM: My family is great. I talk to my mom everyday. Everyone ­— aunts, uncles, grandparents — have all reached out to me often. My dad came down last weekend. Really everyone’s really excited and supportive, so it has made it easy. NE: Most athletes had to move in early. How was the transition for you to college life and onto the team?

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MM: I think moving in early is a good thing for athletes. We avoid the chaos of move-in day with everyone else. It’s enough time to transition to playing a Division-I sport because when school starts you have to balance both. The only thing about moving in early is there’s a lot of downtime. There’s not a lot of people here, so it’s pretty boring. Campus has kind of come to life this last week with everyone moving in and a lot more people around. But I definitely feel like moving in early was beneficial to me.

NE: What else have you liked about campus life at USD?

MM: Campus is beautiful. I like the size, and I like being able to get around easily. Downtown is a cute little area and a lot different to what I’m used to. It has been very nice.

NE: I’m sure in high school you were looking for that chance to play soccer. What has it meant for that to be a reality?

MM: It’s special. My dad reminds me all the time what a privilege this is and not to take it for granted. You have to take it one step at a time to realize how amazing it is. Not many people get to do something like this, so I’m very thankful. Reach reporter Nathan Ellenbecker at



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Sculptures shape campus hot spots Josie Flatgard The Volante

At first glance, the six sculptures across the University of South Dakota campus may be seen as merely objects. To Dean of the College of Fine Arts Larry Schou, these pieces of art are about defining new hot spots for students to gather. A brochure is in production so students and visitors can navigate from statue to statue while reading each artist’s biogSCHOU raphy and statement. Information about “Legacy” the coyote statue and the Doc Farber statue will be included. Brochures will be available in mid to late-September at offices like Admissions, media relations and downtown Vermillion. President James Abbott approached Schou to chair a committee in charge of selecting the sculptures to be brought to the university. Schou turned to Jim Clark, the director of Sioux Falls’ SculptureWalk, who he had known previously. Clark offered artists the chance to submit their work through an international call, and after about 30 sculptures were entered, the committee met to narrow it down to the top six artists’ work. “We really got a great variety of admissions and really selected a great variety of artists,” Schou said. Each college at USD took part in funding the leases of the sculptures. It cost $1,500 to lease the works individually, adding up to a total of $9,000 over two years. Schou said new art will come in to replace the existing pieces after the lease of two years is up. Clark said USD will start out with six sculptures, and could get up to 10 over the coming years. The sculptures were brought onto campus following a detailed plan. Five-foot deep holes had to be dug, followed by the installation of cement slabs and stone pedestals put in place by Jasper Stone Company. Schou said the

process went smoothly overall. Schou said he wanted the sculptures spread around the campus, not clumped together, as an opportunity for people to experience the different visuals available on the USD campus for each locations. He said while trees surround one, another is out in the open with a sky backdrop. Junior Amelia Heiden said she sees the addition of the new sculptures as an interesting attraction. “The pieces add more positive energy to campus, It gives students something to look at other than the old buildings around campus,” Heiden said.

Stream Chit Chat Located North of Old Main near I.D. Weeks Library

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LOCATIONS AND ARTISTS OF SCULPTURES GENERATION SLAPS by Matt Miller • Between the Beacom School of Business and the USD Law School

COMMA by Lee Badger •Near the Belbas Center



by Won Choi

Located near the Arts and Sciences Building

•North of Old Main, east of I.D. Weeks Library

Comma Located near the Belbas Center

Generation Slaps

MANLY SPRINGS by Dana Parlier •Near the Wellness Center

Located Between the Beacom School of Business and the USD Law School

RELATIONSHIP SERIES XV by Joseph Castle •In front of the USD Sanford School of Medicine on Clark Street

METEOR by David Skora •Near the Arts and Science building Manly Springs

Source: USD Dean of the College of Fine Arts

Located near the Wellness Center Relationship Series XV Located in front of the USD Sanford School of Medicine.



Fall fashion brightens KAYLA PRASEK is a senior majoring in Contemporary Media & Journalism and Political Science As fall classes start up, now is the time to put your best foot forward and not wear sweatpants to class. Instead, throw on a nice pair of jeans and a cute top and impress your professors. One of the summer’s top trends was colored shorts, and this trend will carry over into these first few weeks of





fall, while the weather is still warm. Colored shorts can easily be paired with a neutral colored top or a shirt that is a complementary color. Tucking the shirt into the shorts and pairing it with a cute metallic belt is also a hot trend. Once summer cools down, one of the fall’s main trends will be bright-colored blazers. A bold blazer can easily be coupled with a pair of dark wash or black skinny jeans and a light colored top for a clean and polished, yet easy, look for classes. Also hot this fall are flowy blouses. These tops come in a wide variety of colors and styles, and are essentially the fall version of the sleeveless, sheer button-downs we wore all summer with leggings.

This season, these tops can easily be paired with leggings or skinny jeans or tucked into a cute, printed skirt. This fall, it’s also trendy to break the no-white-afterLabor-Day rule. This means that white pants will be a must-have item throughout the fall months. Paired with a bright-colored shirt and cute Sperrys or TOMS, you’ll be looking sharp all season. Finally, the last major trend for the fall is electric jungle print. Leopard, cheetah and zebra print in neon colors are must-have items this fall. Whether it be a pair of crazy pants or something as simple as a bright purple cheetahprint scarf, be sure to pick up at least one item to stay on-trend.

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