Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Exhibition Concept
This exhibition will pair University of South Dakota visual arts and poetry majors in order to create new collaborative work and to both broaden acceptance and appreciation of alternative art disciplines. Up to sixteen pairs will be selected by Dakota Writing Project instructor, Audrey Larsen, and Interim Director of the University Art Galleries, Michelle St. Vrain. There will be no set theme to this exhibition, however, all work created as a result of these collaborations must be new and original. Selected pairs are free to choose how they approach the collaborative process.

University Libraries, 2nd Floor Exhibition Cases

Exhibition Dates
January 26 – April 28, 2016

Thursday, April 21, 2016, 4:30 – 6 pm
A reading of each poem will be given during the reception.

The exhibition is open to University of South Dakota undergraduate and graduate students majoring in art and undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students majoring in poetry. Acceptable visual media include ceramics, illustration, graphic design, painting, photography, printmaking, sculpture, and mixed media. Electronic media will not be accepted.

Entry Information
Visual artists will submit three-five digital images (jpg format, high resolution – 300 dpi) of their artwork on disk. Images must be of artwork that has been completed in the last two years. Visual artists should also include a short, one paragraph artist statement. Poets will submit three poems on disk. Poems must have been completed in the last two years. Entrants must include their name, address, phone number, email address, and year in school. Disks of artwork and poetry should be sent to:

Michelle St. Vrain, Interim Director of University Art Galleries
University of South Dakota
Warren M. Lee Center for Fine Arts, Room 103E
414 East Clark Street
Vermillion, SD 57069

Entry Deadline:
November 6, 2015

Pairings Announced:
November 13, 2015

Collaborations Due:
January 15, 2016 (Bring to Libraries, Rm 131C)

Artwork Pickup:
May 2 – May 6, 2016 (Rm 131C)

Audrey Larsen, Dakota Writing Project
Michelle St. Vrain, Interim Director of University Art Galleries

Monday, September 21, 2015

Database Trial - Kanopy

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End Date: 31 October 2015
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Kanopy is a video streaming solution for colleges offering over 26,000 films including feature films, documentaries, and training videos and with many new releases launched daily. You can explore all films by looking under Browse Subjects.

With films relevant to all departments and faculty, some of the featured producers in Kanopy's collection include Criterion Collection, PBS, HBO, The Great Courses, California Newsreel, Kino Lorber, Media Education Foundation, First Run Features, BBC, New Day Films, etc. Films can be watched from anywhere, anytime by all staff and students.

Friday, September 18, 2015

Art Exhibit - The Sacred

Kara Dumke's Senior printmaking exhibit is now being displayed in the first floor University Libraries Gallery.

The exhibit will be up during the fall semester.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

Database Trial - Met Opera on Demand

Trial: Sept. 9- Oct. 8, 2015


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Tuesday, September 8, 2015

EBL Downtime - Sept 15

EBL eBooks will be down for maintenance on Tuesday, Sept. 15 from 2 -5pm.  

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Library Hours - Labor Day

Sunday (9/06) - 10 am - 11pm
Monday (9/07) - 10 am - 2 am