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Heritage Club

Lifelong Engagement

The Heritage Club is an organization for retired faculty and friends of the University of South Dakota. Formerly known as the USD Emeritus Club, the Heritage Club was reintroduced to the USD community in 2018 as a partnership between the Office of the Provost and the USD Alumni Association and Foundation.

The Heritage Club meets the last Thursday of every month for networking, lunch and discussion with a guest speaker. The topics of discussion range from updates on individual colleges or departments to presentations on interesting subjects or research projects. Previous Heritage Club topics have included:

  • Music of the Civil War - Presented by Bruce Kelley, Ph.D.
  • Summer Research Poster Presentations - Presented by U. Discover Research Scholars
  • Forecasting the Future of Higher Education - Presented by David Earnest, Ph.D.
  • Online Education at USD - Presented by Kathryn Birkeland, Ph.D.
  • A Glimpse into the Future of the National Music Museum - Presented by Matt Collinsworth

Recently, the Heritage Club has gone virtual due to the COVID-19 pandemic. View the meeting recordings below to catch up on what was discussed!

March 2021 Meeting feat. Dr. David Holdhusen, Chair of the Department of Music and Director of Choral Activities

February 2021 Meeting feat. Dr. Elise Boxer, Director of the Institute of American Indian Studies

January 2021 Meeting feat. Beth Lambeth, Technology Transfer Officer and Ryan Oines, Director of Strategic Projects

October 2020 Meeting feat. Kurt Hackemer, USD Provost

September 2020 Meeting feat. David Herbster, USD Athletic Director

June 2020 Meeting feat. Dr. Kurt Hackemer, USD Provost

May 2020 Meeting feat. Neil Fulton, Dean of USD Knudson School of Law

For additional event details and registration information, please visit the event calendar.

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