Winter 2012/13
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THE SOUTH DAKOTAN MAGAZINE
Vol. 7 No. 2, Winter 2012/13
For alumni and friends of
the University of South Dakota
EDITORIAL STAFF
Kim Lee – Editor, Writer
Jarett C. Bies ’94 – Associate Editor, Writer
Terry Dyvig ’81 – Graphic Design
Sharla Krell – Foundation Writer
Phil Carter – Contributing Writer
Doug Murano ’04, ’08 – Contributing Writer
ADMINISTRATION
James W. Abbott ’70, ’74 – University President
Kersten Johnson ’87 – Executive Director,
Alumni Association
Tena Haraldson – Director of Marketing
The South Dakotan
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the University of South Dakota Alumni Association
in cooperation with the University of South Dakota.
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Copyright 2012
USD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Jeanette “Jen” (Gebhart) Porter ’93, ’03, Chair,
Sioux Falls, S.D.
Paul Van Buren ’60, Vice Chair, Los Altos, Calif.
Staci (Kesling) Stern ’92, Treasurer, Chandler, Ariz.
Alissa VanMeeteren, Student Representative, Yankton, S.D.
Bryan Benson ’04, Phoenix, Ariz.
Maren Colon ’09, Washington, D.C.
Tom Froning ’73, Fargo, N.D.
Craig Goth ’94, ’04, Spirit Lake, Iowa
Lorelei Heisinger ’89, Cedar Falls, Iowa
Rick Heller ’93, Olathe, Kan.
Jafar Karim ’93, Rapid City, S.D.
Chelsey Krull ’06, Chicago, Ill.
Patricia (Crowley) Nash ’04, Omaha, Neb.
Carla (Taplett) Thomsen ’82, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Representatives to the Athletic Board of Control:
Chase Andersen ’99, Minneapolis, Minn.
Thomas W. Holland ’71, Dakota Dunes, S.D.
Photography:
Aaron Packard
Archives and Special Collections, University Libraries
Jarett C. Bies
Kersten Johnson
John Stennes,
Grand Forks Herald
THE MAGAZINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION
DEPARTMENTS
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Around Campus
6
Features
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Foundation
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Athletics
31
Yote Notes
COVER STORY
Forging a ‘Legacy’
Alumnus Cameron Stalheim’s
artistic journey
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ATHLETICS
Sanford Health’s
$20 Million Bequest
Transformational gift brings
new facilities into clear view
Where Leaders Are Born
USD serves as leadership laboratory and
training ground
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FEATURES
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FOUNDATION
Onward South Dakota
Capital campaign targets four priority categories
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