Monday, August 25, 2014

Janklow portrait to be dedicated at USD on Wednesday, Aug. 27

The portrait of former South Dakota Gov. William J. “Bill” Janklow will join the portraits of nine former South Dakota governors who attended the University of South Dakota during a dedication ceremony at 5 p.m. on Aug. 27 at Farber Hall inside of Old Main.

Joe Delarosa, 3rd year Law and M.A. in History candidate and University Libraries graduate assistant, will make remarks on behalf of the Janklow Archives Project.  Dan Daily, Dean of Libraries, will be making remarks on behalf of the University Libraries.

Janklow’s portrait will be added to the “Governor’s Gallery,” a galleria of governor portraits of the former governors who attended USD before being elected to the state’s highest office. The dedication ceremony, which is open to the public, will feature remarks by Janklow’s granddaughter Lindsey Janklow, a USD senior from Sioux Falls, S.D.; Student Government Association President Tyler Tordsen, a senior from Rapid City, S.D.; and William J. Janklow Public Service Scholarship recipient Samantha Zoss, a junior from Beresford, S.D. Artist Joshua Spies of Watertown, S.D., who painted the portrait of Janklow, will also be recognized. A reception will follow in room 211 of the Muenster University Center.

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