Wyoming educator’s impact inspires scholarship legacy at BHSU

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The Guthmiller and Burgess families donated $10,000 to the Black Hills State University Foundation to create the Betty Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Endowment at BHSU. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior at BHSU majoring in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to students from Casper, Wyo. The first award will be given the fall of 2018. 

Yellow Jacket Athletics continues upward trend in RMAC

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The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets have made tremendous progress in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) since moving to Division II athletics five years ago. This year the Yellow Jackets moved up to the top 10 for the conference All-Sports Competition Cup after finishing in last place in 2014-15 and in 13th place last year.

 

Farley named Dean of the BHSU College of Business and Natural Sciences

18 July 2018

Farley named Dean of the BHSU College of Business and Natural Sciences

Black Hills State University welcomed Dr. Greg Hunt Farley as Dean of the College of Business and Natural Sciences at BHSU, effective June 22. Farley brings to BHSU three years of experience as inaugural Dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. 

Wyoming educator’s impact inspires scholarship legacy at BHSU

12 July 2018

Wyoming educator’s impact inspires scholarship legacy at BHSU

The Guthmiller and Burgess families donated $10,000 to the Black Hills State University Foundation to create the Betty Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Endowment at BHSU. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior at BHSU majoring in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to students from Casper, Wyo. The first award will be given the fall of 2018. 

$20 in your pocket: BHSU waiving application fee at Downtown Friday Nights

12 July 2018

$20 in your pocket: BHSU waiving application fee at Downtown Friday Nights

Black Hills State University will waive the application fee for all new students who apply for admission to the University during Downtown Friday Nights in Spearfish. “If you stop by our booth and apply that night, we’ll waive your $20 application fee,” said Beth Oaks, director of admissions.

Yellow Jacket Athletics continues upward trend in RMAC

11 July 2018

Yellow Jacket Athletics continues upward trend in RMAC

The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets have made tremendous progress in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) since moving to Division II athletics five years ago. This year the Yellow Jackets moved up to the top 10 for the conference All-Sports Competition Cup after finishing in last place in 2014-15 and in 13th place last year.

 

Scholarships for veterans to be the highlight of the BHSU Jacket Ride during Rally Week

6 July 2018

Scholarships for veterans to be the highlight of the BHSU Jacket Ride during Rally Week

A patriotic motorcycle ride with a purpose. Black Hills State University will host the Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride for veteran scholarships Tuesday, Aug. 7 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Jacket Ride is an American Legion-escorted motorcycle ride through two premier canyons in the Northern Black Hills: Vanocker Canyon and Spearfish Canyon.

Rapid City-based ophthalmologist comments on summer eye safety

2 July 2018

Rapid City-based ophthalmologist comments on summer eye safety

July is recognized as UV Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Black Hills State University alum and Rapid City-based ophthalmologist, Dr. Rebecca Linquist, shares tips to keep your eyes safe this summer.

“This is my calling”: Student returns to BHSU in Rapid City to finish degree

2 July 2018

“This is my calling”: Student returns to BHSU in Rapid City to finish degree

Alyssa Florey always knew she wanted to go back to school. At age 31, Alyssa will graduate from Black Hills State University-Rapid City next year with a degree in elementary education. This summer Alyssa is already putting her knowledge to good use as a kindergarten summer school teacher with the Rapid City Area School District.
 

Soccer fans inspired to “Go for their goals” at Black Hills State University

29 June 2018

Soccer fans inspired to “Go for their goals” at Black Hills State University

Soccer has the eye of the world this summer as athletes compete in the FIFA World Cup. Locally, the sport continues to grow with the addition of Women’s Soccer at Black Hills State University. Drive along I-90 into Spearfish and you’ll notice a soccer billboard “Go for your goals” featuring Mikayla Hernandez. Hernandez, exercise science major from Centennial, Colo., just completed her freshman campaign, playing and starting in 13 games.

10 things you did not know about BHSU-Rapid City

27 June 2018

10 things you did not know about BHSU-Rapid City

It’s an educational gem off I-90 in the state’s second largest city. Here’s the top 10 things you may not know about Black Hills State University-Rapid City.
 

BHSU student entrepreneurs and innovators compete in national competition

21 June 2018

BHSU student entrepreneurs and innovators compete in national competition

The Black Hills State University Enactus Team competed in the business student organization’s national competition in May, following their winning performance at the regional competition. Enactus is a worldwide student organization that seeks to create a better, more sustainable world through projects that develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators.

Summer Solstice June 21: A topic of study for education students at BHSU-Rapid City

18 June 2018

Summer Solstice June 21: A topic of study for education students at BHSU-Rapid City

June 21 marks the longest day of the year and elementary education students at Black Hills State University-Rapid City study this phenomenon each year. Dr. Janet Briggs, instructor of science education at BHSU-RC, says June 21 is longer than other days because of the way the Earth is tilted in June.

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center one of 79 organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Big Read Grant

18 June 2018

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center one of 79 organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Big Read Grant

Black Hills State University School of Arts and Humanities and Grace Balloch Memorial Library are project partners

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is a recipient of a grant of $13,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Spearfish. Along with The Matthews, the Black Hills State University School of Arts and Humanities and Grace Balloch Memorial Library are project partners offering many Big Read events from January through March 2019.
 

Help rev up your online business presence by attending SD CEO’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp at BHSU-Rapid City

18 June 2018

Help rev up your online business presence by attending SD CEO’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp at BHSU-Rapid City

South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) will provide local business owners, non-profits and other professionals social media marketing tips, tools and expert guidance to take their business social media presence to the next level. Led by local experts, the SD CEO Social Media Marketing Boot Camp is an in-person, full day workshop on Friday, July 13 at BHSU-Rapid City from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

BHSU and GenPro Install Rooftop Solar Panels

14 June 2018

BHSU and GenPro Install Rooftop Solar Panels

Black Hills State University is working with GenPro Energy Solutions on a rooftop solar installation for the newest residence hall on campus, Bordeaux Hall. Installation of the solar system, which consists of approximately 200, 315 Watt Solar Panels, is taking place this week.

BHSU students raise over $2K for childcare center in South Africa

11 June 2018

BHSU students raise over $2K for childcare center in South Africa

BHSU students enrolled in the International Service Learning Program (ISLP) course this spring raised $2,340 for a childcare center in Soweto, South Africa. In March, the BHSU students personally presented the childcare center with the money during their service learning experience in Botswana, Africa.