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Winter 2015/16

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THE MAGAZINE OF THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH DAKOTA ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

DEPARTMENTS

3

Around Campus

6

Features

22

Foundation

26

Athletics

31

Yote Notes

ATHLETICS

Head Football Coach

Joe Glenn Retires

FEATURES

26

Keeping Seniors

in the Game

PT professor is geriatric

fitness expert

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THE SOUTH DAKOTAN MAGAZINE

Vol. 10 No. 2, Winter 2015/16

For alumni and friends of

the University of South Dakota

EDITORIAL STAFF

Kim Lee – Editor, Writer

Bryan Boettcher – Contributing Writer

Peter Carrels – Contributing Writer

Betsy Rice – Contributing Writer

Emily VanGerpen ’15 – Contributing Writer

Terry Dyvig ’81 – Graphic Designer

ADMINISTRATION

James W. Abbott ’70, ’74 – University President

Kersten Johnson ’87 – Executive Director,

Alumni Association

Tena Haraldson – Director of Marketing

The South Dakotan

magazine is published by

the University of South Dakota Alumni Association

in cooperation with the University of South Dakota.

Requests for permission to reprint materials and

readers’ comments are welcome.

Send mail to:

EDITOR

USD Alumni Association

414 E. Clark Street

Vermillion, SD 57069

Phone: 605-677-6734

Fax: 605-677-6717

alumni@usdalumni.org www.usdalumni.com

Views expressed in

The South Dakotan

magazine

do not necessarily reflect the official position of

the University of South Dakota or the University

of South Dakota Alumni Association.

Copyright 2016

USD ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Staci (Kesling) Stern ’92, Chair, Chandler, Arizona

Maren Colon ‘09, Vice Chair, Washington, D.C.

James Stapleton ’04, ’08, Treasurer, Omaha, Nebraska

Kersten Johnson ’87, Secretary, Alcester, South Dakota

Bradley Fowler ’81, Alumni Representative to

Athletic Board of Control, Elk Point, South Dakota

Michelle Maloney ’92, Alumni Representative

to Athletic Board of Control, Vermillion, South Dakota

Chase Andersen ’99, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Kimberly (Feddersen) Burma ’88, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Thomas Froning ’73, Fargo, North Dakota

Jenifer Hatle ’12, Littleton, Colorado

Jafar Karim ’93, Rapid City, South Dakota

Chelsey Krull ’06, Chicago, Illinois

Jennifer (Kluck) Olson ’92, Wentworth, South Dakota

Cindi (Marek) Pochop ’87, ’91, Pierre, South Dakota

Torrey Sundall ’00, ’03, Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Rory Triplett ’00, Iowa City, Iowa

Charles Fullerton ’77, Ex Officio –

USDF Trustee representative, Huron, South Dakota

Samantha Zoss, Ex Officio –

Student Representative, Vermillion, South Dakota

Photography:

Aaron Packard Photography

Eric Dalseide

Thomas Hatzenbuhler

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COVER STORY

Advancing Native

Health Outcomes

Pickner finds biomedical and

social research pathway at USD

Art of Conversation

Josh Watts uses art as a language

all can understand