Black Hills State University

CAMPUS  EVENTS

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Sept-Oct

Swarm Days
Black Hills State University's annual Swarm Days will kick off Monday, September 26 and run through Saturday, October 1. Events will be held throughout the week, so come on down and show off your school spirit!

30

Sept

Alumni Awards Luncheon
Joy Center - 12pm
It's gonna be tight, the Alumni Awards Luncheon is for all our OG Yellow Jacket graduates.

30

Sept

Float Prep
Young Center Field House - 6-10pm
Float prep starts at 6, if you're not there, you can talk to the hand.

30

Sept

Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame Banquet
Jacket Legacy Room - 6pm
Are you trippin'? There's no way you can miss this! Come support all your homies at the Hall of Fame Banquet!

30

Sept

Sustainability Conference
Rapid City at the Dahl Arts Center: 7am - 6pm

1

Oct

Parade
Jackson Blvd. and Main Street - 10am
Be there or be square, whether you're in the parade or watching it go by, it's gonna be phat!

1

Oct

Tailgate Social
Joy Center Patio - 11:15am
Don't be a Buzz Kill, come tailgate with us and get HYPED.

1

Oct

Football vs. New Mexico Highlands
Lyle Hare Stadium - 1pm
We don't want no scrubs! Join us at the Lyle Hare Stadium for a football game vs. New Mexico Highlands, we're gonna throw down! Word to your mother.

1

Oct

Glo Run
Spearfish City Park - 6pm
5K Run/Walk at the Spearfish City Park Bike Path. All entries receive a free glow stick. This event is to promote a "positive, healthy, and drug free youth!"

2

Oct

Biking Through History on the Mickelson Trail
Kirk Trailhead - 9am-2pm
If you enjoy bicycling the Mickelson Trail and have an interest in Black Hills history, Sunday, October 2 is your chance to combine the two into one adventure!

4

Oct

Tour Jared Capp’s Straw Bale House
Meet in front of Facility Services - 1:30 pm
“Cappie” has become well known around the Black Hills and beyond. His innovative, environmentally responsible designs are something we should all take notes on!

3-5

Oct

World Tourism Days
World Tourism Day is the biggest international event in tourism to raise awareness among the global community of the importance of tourism and its social, cultural, political and economic value.

5

Oct

Faculty Focus Exhibition Closing Reception
Ruddell Gallery SU - 4pm
Attend the closing reception and see the featured work of both senior and new faculty members!

5

Oct

Madeline Young Speaker - Michael Chabon
Meier Recital Hall - 7pm
Join us for a presentation by Pulitzer Prize-winning Novelist, Essayist & Screenwriter, Michael Chabon.

6

Oct

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: LGBTQ+: Fleshing Out the Acronym. An open discussion with Dr. William Cockrell, Dr. Lesleigh Owen, and Terri Bruce

6

Oct

Chamber Singers, NH Chamber Chorale, Dakota Choral Union Kantorei
Clare and Josef Meier Hall - 7:30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians.

6-8

Oct

"Moonchildren"
Woodburn Black Box Theatre - 7:30-9:30pm
Bring your friends because tickets are FREE FOR ALL BHSU STUDENTS! Faculty tickets are $5, General Admission tickets are $10.

7

Oct

See the Canyon in Color!
Meet in front of the Studetn Union - 5 PM
Meet in Student Union a 5 PM to carpool together and hike up 76’ Trail.

7

Oct

Volleyball vs. Regis (Colo.)
Donald E. Young Center - 7pm
Join us at the Donald E. Young Center for a volleyball game vs. Regis (Colo.)!

8

Oct

Football vs. Colorado Mesa
Lyle Hare Stadium - 12pm
Join us at the Lyle Hare Stadium for a football game vs. Colorado Mesa!

8

Oct

Volleyball vs. Chadron St.
Donald E. Young Center - 5:30pm
Join us at the Donald E. Young Center for a volleyball game vs. Chadron St.!

8

Oct

Chamber Singers, NH Chamber Chorale, Dakota Choral Union Kantorei
BHSU-Rapid City - 7:30pm
For more information contact Christopher.Hahn@BHSU.edu or call 605-642-6888.

10

Oct

Native American Day - No Classes
There will be no classes and offices will be closed Monday, October 10th in observance of Native American Day.

10

Oct

All State Chorus Prep Day
For more information contact Christopher.Hahn@BHSU.edu or call 605-642-6888.

11

Oct

Student/Life Awesomeness
Club Buzz - 3:30pm
Engage with the Counseling Department on how to create a meaningful and productive life. The focus will be on physical well-being and academic skills. Free snacks!!

11

Oct

Volleyball vs. South Dakota Mines
Donald E. Young Center - 7pm
Join us at the Donald E. Young Center for a volleyball game vs. South Dakota Mines!

13

Oct

Half Priced Coffee
Student Union - 8-11 AM
Bring your own mug and get half priced coffee at A'viands

13

Oct

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: I’m Like, Who Needs This Grammar Stuff? by Dr. Andrey Reznikov

14

Oct

Volleyball vs Westminster (Utah)
Donald E. Young Center - 7pm
Join us at the Donald E. Young Center for a volleyball game vs. Westminster (Utah)!

14

Oct

Soccer vs. Regis University (Colo.)
Ronnie Theisz Field - 1pm
Go out and support the BHSU soccer team!

15

Oct

Farmer's Market Ride
Meet @ Student Union - 9 AM
Meet at Student Union at 9AM to join us on a cruise down to the Farmers Market.

15

Oct

BH Bands Concert
Clare and Josef Meier Hall - 7:30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians.

16

Oct

Soccer vs. MSU Denver
Ronnie Theisz Field - 1pm
Come cheer on the BHSU soccer team!

20

Oct

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: 999 Mona Lisas in the Age of Digital Reproduction: A Tribute to the Life & Work of Walter Benjamin by Dr. Tim Steckline

20

Oct

Movie Night
Jacket Zone Store, Downtown Spearfish - 7-9 PM
How do we waste billions of dollars in food alone in North America?! Join ESSO for movie night. Just Eat It - A Food Waste Story is a must see documentary.

21

Oct

7th Annual Women's Business Conference
The Lodge at Deadwood - 9:00am - 4:00pm
International Speaker Maria Higgins will be presenting on two topics: "The Transitional Train" and "Managing Generational Differences in the Workplace". Exhibitor booths will be set up throughout the day.

21

Oct

Volleyball vs Colorado Mesa
Donald E. Young Center - 7pm
Join us at the Donald E. Young Center for a volleyball game vs. Colorado Mesa!

22

Oct

RMAC Championship
Spearfish Canyon Country Club - 9am
Come support your BHSU cross country runners at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club!

22

Oct

Football vs. Colorado St.-Pueblo
Lyle Hare Stadium - 1pm
Join us at the Lyle Hare Stadium for a football game vs. Colorado St.-Pueblo!

22

Oct

Volleyball vs Western State Colorado
Donald E. Young Center - 5:30pm
Join us at the Donald E. Young Center for a volleyball game vs. Western State Colorado!

22

Oct

Mt. Rushmore 75th Celebration: BH Symphony with BH Choir.
BHSU-Rapid City - 7:30pm
For more information contact Christopher.Hahn@BHSU.edu or call 605-642-6888.

24

Oct

Garden Clean Up
Campus Community Garden - 3-5 PM
Join us at the Campus Community Garden 3-5PM. Come plant garlic and get the last of the harvests at our garden clean-up for Food Day.

27

Oct

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Lawyers, Home Runs, and Money: The Long and Ongoing Corruption of Professional Baseball, America’s Past-its-Time by Dr. David Cremean

28

Oct

Best in Bowling
Student Union - 6PM
Meet at 6PM in front of the Student Union to Join ESSO for Friday night bowling! We are riding our bikes together from campus to Lucky Lanes bowling alley. Make sure you bring cash! Best bowler wins a prize!

29

Oct

Football vs. Dickinson St.
Lyle Hare Stadium - 4pm
Join us at the Lyle Hare Stadium for a football game vs. Dickinson St.!

29

Oct

Open House
Student Union - 9am
Visit the beautiful Black Hills State University campus to learn about everything that BHSU has to offer!

29

Oct

Edsell Concert Series: Neave Trio
Clare and Josef Meier Hall - 7.30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians.

1

Nov

Sustainability Talk
Jonas 307 - 5:30 PM
Our very own expert on Sustainability, Professor Sandra Marker, Coordinator of the Master of Science in Sustainability Program is giving a talk on sustainability. Come check it out!

3

Nov

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Are We All Related? : Race and the Embrace of The Other by Professor Jace DeCory and Dr. Tim Steckline

6

Nov

Dakota Chamber Orchestra
Clare and Josef Meier hall - 2:30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians.

10

Nov

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Violence Against Native Women Occurring at Epidemic Rates. What is Being Done? by Dr. Nikki Dragone

10

Nov

BH Jazz Ensemble
Clare and Josef Meier Hall - 7:30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians.

11

Nov

Veteran's Day - No Classes
There will be no classes and offices will be closed Friday, November 11th in observance of Veteran's Day.

11

Nov

Volleyball vs University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Donald E. Young Center - 7pm
Join us at the Donald E. Young Center for a volleyball game vs. University of Colorado - Colorado Springs!

12

Nov

Football vs. Colorado Mines
Lyle Hare Stadium - 12pm
Join us at the Lyle Hare Stadium for a football game vs. Colorado Mines!

12

Nov

Kendra Barrett, Senior Voice Recital
Clare and Josef Meier Hall - 7:30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians.

17

Nov

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Supersymmetry, Superstrings and the quest for the Theory Of Everything by Dr. Parthasarathi Nag

19

Nov

Open House
Student Union - 9am
Visit the beautiful Black Hills State University campus to learn about everything that BHSU has to offer!

19

Nov

Men's Basketball vs. Northern State
Young Center - 6:00PM
Come support your Yellow Jacket Men's Basketball Team against Northern State at 6:00PM in the Young Center!

20

Nov

BH Band and Choir Concert
Clare and Josef Meier Hall - 2:30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians.

22

Nov

24th Annual Northern Hills Honor Bands Festival
Spearfish HS Auditorium - 6:30pm
Concerts are free. The Friends of Music collects donations at the door for funds to benefit scholarships for BHSU student musicians. For more information contact Christopher.Hahn@BHSU.edu or call 605-642-6888.

23

Nov

Men's Basketball vs. Yellowstone Christian College
Young Center - 7:00PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jacket Men's Basketball team against Yellowstone Christian College at 7:00PM in the Young Center!

23-25

Nov

Thanksgiving Break - No Classes
There will be no classes November 23-25 for Thanksgiving break. Offices will be closed Thursday, November 24.

25

Nov

Men's Basketball vs. Presentation College
Young Center - 7:00PM
Come support your Yellow Jacket Men's Basketball Team against Presentation at 7:00PM in the Young Center!

27

Nov

Men's Basketball vs. Johnson and Wales
Young Center - 3:00PM
Come support your Yellow Jacket Men's Basketball Team against Johnson and Wales at 3:00PM in the Young Center!

7

Dec

No Classes
There will be no classes Wednesday, December 7th.

8

Dec

Exit Exams
Exit Exams will take place the morning of Thursday, December 8th.

8-14

Dec

Final Exams
Final Exams will take place December 8-14.

9

Dec

Basketball vs. Colorado Mines
Young Center - 5:30 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on Colorado Mines starting at 5:30 PM in the Young Center!

10

Dec

Commencement
Fall 2016 Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, December 10th at the Young Center.

10

Dec

Basketball vs. Colorado Christian
Young Center - 4:00 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on Colorado Christian starting at 4:00 PM in the Young Center!

16

Dec

Basketball vs. Regis University
Young Center - 5:30 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on Regis University starting at 5:30 PM in the Young Center!

17

Dec

Basketball vs. Chadron State
Young Center - 4:00 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on Chadron State starting at 4:00 PM in the Young Center!

6

Jan

Basketball vs. New Mexico Highlands
Young Center - 5:30 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on New Mexico Highlands starting at 5:30 PM in the Young Center!

7

Jan

Basketball vs. Colorado State - Pueblo
Young Center - 4:00 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on Colorado State starting at 4:00 PM in the Young Center!

9

Jan

First Day of Classes
Classes for the Spring 2016 semester will begin on Monday, January 9th.

12

Jan

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Mammas Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Oscar Wilde: The Dialectical Cowboy by Dr. Tim Steckline

16

Jan

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day - No Classes
There will be no classes and offices will be closed Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

19

Jan

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Tech Company Logo Changes by Dr. Avi Jain

26

Jan

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Panic! At the Meat Department. Food Scares as Moral Panics by Dr. Trenton Ellis

27

Jan

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. In recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Day, the topic will be Stunde Null: The Holocaust and Memory after 1945 by Dr. Adam Blackler

27

Jan

Basketball vs. Colorado Mesa
Young Center - 5:30 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on Colorado Mesa starting at 5:30 PM in the Young Center!

28

Jan

Basketball vs. Western State Colorado
Young Center - 4:00 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on Western State Colorado starting at 4:00 PM in the Young Center!

3

Feb

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Prejudice, Privilege, & Perseverance Through the Lens of Disney’s Zootopia by Erica Whitiker

3

Feb

Basketball vs. MSU Denver
Young Center - 5:30 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on MSU Denver starting at 5:30 PM in the Young Center!

4

Feb

Basketball vs. University of Colorado - Colorado Springs
Young Center - 4:00 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on University of Colorado, Colorado Springs starting at 4:00 PM in the Young Center!

9

Feb

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Be My (Bloody) Valentine: Werewolves, Mobsters, Corporate America, and the History of the Holiday by Professor Kelly Kirk and Dr. Courtney Huse Wika

11

Feb

Basketball vs. South Dakota Mines
Young Center - 4:00 PM
Join us in supporting our Yellow Jackets Men and Women's Basketball teams as they take on South Dakota Mines and Technology starting at 4:00 PM in the Young Center!

16

Feb

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Who is The Reluctant Celebrity? - Crazy Horse, Korczak Ziolkowski, Chief Henry Standing Bear, or a University and Medical Training Center by Dr. Jeffrey Wehrung

17

Feb

Open House
Visit the beautiful Black Hills State University campus to learn about everything that BHSU has to offer!

20

Feb

President's Day - No Classes
There will be no classes and offices will be closed Monday, February 20th in observance of President's Day.

23

Feb

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Truly Revolution? The Haitian Revolution and its Legacy by Dr. Jason Daniels

2

Mar

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: “One is not born, but rather becomes, a woman;” Seminal Voices in Feminist Theory by Dr. Laura Colmenero-Chilberg, Dr. Trenton Ellis, and Dr. Courtney Huse Wika

6-10

Mar

Spring Break
No classes March 6-10 for Spring Break.

16

Mar

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: 21st Century Pop Culture Blurring the Lines: Heroes or Villains? by Dr. Nikki Dragone

23

Mar

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Learn Abstract Mathematics By DOING Something by Dr. Dan May

30

Mar

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Bad Bureaucrats? The Future of Whistleblowing in a Post-Snowden World by PhD student Cody Drolc

1

Apr

Open House
Visit the beautiful Black Hills State University campus to learn about everything that BHSU has to offer! .

6

Apr

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: From Blake to the Beatles and Beyond: The Legacy of Romanticism by Dr. Martin Fashbaugh

14

Apr

Easter Break
There will be no classes Friday, April 14th.

20

Apr

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Metapatterns by Dr. Liz Fayer

27

Apr

Geek Speak
Jonas Hall - 4pm
Join us in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak; these events are free and open to the public. This weeks topic: Madness in Popular Culture: The “Insanity” of Women by Dr. Laura Colmenero-Chilberg

1

May

Exit Exams
Exit Exams will take place the morning of Monday, May 1st.

1-5

May

Final Exams
Final Exams will take place May 1-5.

6

May

Commencement
Spring 2017 Commencement will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May 6th at the Young Center.




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