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President Robert G. Duffett

Newspaper columns and editorial comments
Bob Duffett has been a frequent contributor to newspapers throughout South Dakota. Most of these pieces appeared in multiple daily and weekly papers. The “Faith of our Founding Fathers” series ran in Mitchell, Pierre, Rapid City, Sioux Falls and Watertown.

October 2012

George McGovern: It All Began Here

October 2012

A Tribute to George McGovern, Dakota Wesleyan University?s Favorite Son

September 2012

The Constitution
Published throughout South Dakota to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, Sept. 17, 1787

August 2012
Penn State, Paterno and the Hazards of Leadership
December 2011
Christmas: The Possibility of a New Start
December 2011
The Revolution Around Us and What DWU Is Doing About It
September 2011
The Constitution
Published throughout South Dakota to celebrate the anniversary of the signing of the Constitution, Sept. 17, 1787
July 2011
What Would Alexander Hamilton Do?
October 2010
Student Financial Aid: The Time is Now
September 2009
Faith of our Founding Fathers - George Washington
September 2009
Faith of our Founding Fathers - Benjamin Franklin
September 2009
Faith of our Founding Fathers - John Adams
September 2009
Faith of our Founding Fathers - James Madison
September 2009
Faith of our Founding Fathers - Thomas Jefferson
September 2009
Faith of our Founding Fathers - What Would Our Founders Do?
April 2008
The War in Iraq and the G.I. Bill: Lessons from History
February 2008
The need for need-based schoarships - guest column
November 2005
Darwin and Dakota Wesleyan University
October 2005
Good news from DWU
September 2005
Why DWU is good for our region
February 2005
DWU/Technical School Partnerships Lead the Way
June 2004
Is it time for a new GI Bill?
June 2004
Happy Anniversary to the GI Bill of Rights - guest editorial
February 2004
Anti-Semitism and “The Passion of the Christ”
September 2001
Responding to Evil: September 11, 2001 Attacks
February 2001
Congratulations on the Regents Scholarship
December 2000
In support of the Regents Scholarship
   

Scholarly work
In “Leadership and Service,” a textbook edited by George S. McGovern, Bob Duffett co-wrote Chapter 3, “A Brief History of Leadership and Service as an Academic Field of Study,” with Raymond D. Screws and Donald C. Simmons, Jr.

December 2009
Intellectual Foundation of the Center for Talent Development
July 2005
GI Bill - Institutions and Individuals
     Published in the quarterly journal of the
     South Dakota Historical Society in spring 2006
June 2004
GI Bill and the American Legion
June 2004
GI Bill - Argus Leader editorial
June 2004
GI Bill - Daily Republic editorial
June 2004
GI Bill - Harold Hall
June 2004
GI Bill - George McGovern
June 2004
GI Bill - Al Neuharth
June 2004
GI Bill - Dwight Opperman
   

Speeches
The following is a small sampling of speeches presented by Bob Duffett, including his address from his inauguration as the 19th president of Dakota Wesleyan University

September 2011
Opening Convocation 2011
September 2004
Sherman Center Dedication
September 2003
Convocation Remarks
May 2003
Plankinton Tribute
May 2001
Inauguration Address
   
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