USD Student Art Alliance The University of South Dakota's Student Art Alliance designed this ornament utilizing a ceramic South Dakota and collaged imagery. Current President Epiphany Knedler created the design with Sophia Wermers and Marci Smith. Their inspiration was the two sides of South Dakota, East River and West River. The front of the ornament represents West River's landmarks including Mount Rushmore and the Badlands. The back's imagery includes East River's Plains. The geography of the state continues to be an inspiration.