BHSU panel to showcase and discuss religious diversity at first Geek Speak of 2018

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The Black Hills State University Honors Program will kick off the first three weeks of the 2018 Geek Speak lecture series with an ongoing panel discussion about religious diversity. A panel of BHSU faculty, staff, and alumni will represent the various minorities represented in the Spearfish community and will be facilitated by Carrie Gray-Wood, adjunct professor for the School of Math and Social Sciences.

This three-part series “Religious Diversity in the West,” will begin Thursday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. in Jonas 110. The following two panels will take place on Jan. 18 and 25 at the same place and time.

Faculty and students represent BHSU with research during international conference in Botswana

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Black Hills State University faculty and students attended the Botho University International Research Conference, (BUIRC), in the capitol city Gaborone, Botswana in November. The theme of the 2017 conference was “Setting the Gear for Sustainable Development: Innovative Research Towards Diversity and Socio-Economic Independence.” According to Botho University, the countries of Sweden, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and the U.S. were represented at the conference.

Presenters submitted papers prior to the conference and only those considered high quality were selected, according to the BUIRC. The group impressed those who attended with their presentations and were able to experience the local culture.

BHSU student gives back to Shriners Hospital after over 15 years of support

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After over 15 years of support from the Shriners Hospital, Black Hills State University sophomore Wyatt Bills, communications major from New Underwood, decided to give back to the organization that helped him overcome the limitations of his Cerebral Palsy (CP). His fundraiser seeks to raise $500 for his Shriners Hospital medical team.

Wyatt’s fundraiser page also doubles as a resource for other young people learning to cope with their CP. “I share stories about what it’s like to live with CP. It’s information that is not available from a Google search,” says Wyatt. “The emotional side of dealing with something like this, the feelings of being an outsider—it’s all to be expected, but you can learn from them.” Wyatt’s page has already begun to make a difference in the lives of those reading it. “I have been contacted by families who’ve thanked me and said that this was a helpful resource for their child,” says Wyatt.

BHSU takes second place in business plan competition

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Trevor Plett, Black Hills State University MBA alumni, and John Herrera, current BHSU MBA student, placed second in the SD Mines Competitive Entrepreneurial Opportunity Student Business Plan Competition. This annual competition introduces South Dakota college students to entrepreneurship by providing training, mentors, and the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a cash prize.

This year, Plett and Herrera presented a business plan for Rushmore Drones, a company they co-founded in Jan. 2017. Entering the competition allowed this team to recreate and refocus their company’s business plan.

 

More than 200 BHSU students earn degrees during 2017 fall commencement ceremony

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Black Hills State University candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees during the University’s 174th commencement ceremony this December. More than 200 students received their degrees.

All graduates are listed below by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following: MBA, master of business administration; MED, master of education; MS, master of science; BA, bachelor of arts; BGS, bachelor of general studies; BS, bachelor of science; BSED, bachelor of science in education; AA, associate of arts; and AS, associate of science.

Bachelor degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: Cum Laude, grade point average (GPA) 3.5 to 3.699; Magna Cum Laude, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and Summa Cum Laude, GPA of 3.9 or higher. Associate degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: With Honor, GPA of 3.5 to 3.699; With High Honor, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and With Highest Honor, GPA of 3.9 or higher.

BHSU Honors student earns prestigious BNY Mellon Enactus Student fellowship

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Black Hills State University Enactus member and Honors Program student Katelyn Woten has been accepted into the 2017-18 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program. She is 1 of 150 students in the U.S. that will become certified BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows upon completion of the program in April 2018. According to Enactus, graduates of the program will be certified in project management and have enhanced entrepreneurial and financial skills.

Magical 2017 Holiday Video from BHSU captures spirit of Black Hills

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Magical winter views and iconic wildlife of the Black Hills are showcased in the 2017 holiday video produced by Black Hills State University. The university is proud to share the majesty of the Black Hills in its annual holiday video and offers a welcome break from the sometimes hectic holiday season.
“Whether you live here now, have visited before, or dream of a visit to the Black Hills, our holiday video highlights the peace, serenity and spirit of the Black Hills for everyone who experiences it,” said Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., BHSU President.

BHSU students present on forthcoming innovations at Pecha Kucha event

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Black Hills State University and BHSU-Rapid City students delivered fast-paced, high-energy presentations at the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Pecha Kucha Night Nov. 16 at the Journey Museum.

All 11 presenters are students in Dr. Barbara Looney’s managerial communications class. Looney, assistant professor of management at BHSU, explains that Pecha Kucha (pronounced roughly: pe-cha ku-cha OR pe-chak-cha) is the Japanese phrase for chit-chat. The platform has become a way to share powerful ideas in a tightly-drafted manner.

BHSU education majors complete student teaching in New Zealand

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Black Hills State University prepares its education majors for diversity and multiculturalism in the classroom through its partnership with Global Gateway for Teachers (GGT), an organization that partners United States universities with schools worldwide in a student teaching exchange program.

This semester, BHSU seniors Haley Juhnke, an elementary education major from Vivian, SD, and Katie Lensegrav, an elementary education major from Interior, SD, set off for the southern hemisphere.

BHSU announces $32 million Capital Campaign for student scholarships and campus advancement

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Black Hills State University has announced its record-breaking goal to raise $32 million through a Capital Campaign for student scholarships and campus advancement.

On Nov. 28, community members, alumni, and donors gathered at the BHSU Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center (Joy Center) to celebrate the announcement of the university’s most ambitious campaign ever. At the announcement, Steve Meeker, vice president for University Advancement, thanked donors for their generosity.

BHSU panel to showcase and discuss religious diversity at first Geek Speak of 2018

9 January 2018

BHSU panel to showcase and discuss religious diversity at first Geek Speak of 2018

The Black Hills State University Honors Program will kick off the first three weeks of the 2018 Geek Speak lecture series with an ongoing panel discussion about religious diversity. A panel of BHSU faculty, staff, and alumni will represent the various minorities represented in the Spearfish community and will be facilitated by Carrie Gray-Wood, adjunct professor for the School of Math and Social Sciences.

This three-part series “Religious Diversity in the West,” will begin Thursday, Jan. 11 at 4 p.m. in Jonas 110. The following two panels will take place on Jan. 18 and 25 at the same place and time.

Faculty and students represent BHSU with research during international conference in Botswana

9 January 2018

Faculty and students represent BHSU with research during international conference in Botswana

Black Hills State University faculty and students attended the Botho University International Research Conference, (BUIRC), in the capitol city Gaborone, Botswana in November. The theme of the 2017 conference was “Setting the Gear for Sustainable Development: Innovative Research Towards Diversity and Socio-Economic Independence.” According to Botho University, the countries of Sweden, South Africa, Namibia, Lesotho and the U.S. were represented at the conference.

Presenters submitted papers prior to the conference and only those considered high quality were selected, according to the BUIRC. The group impressed those who attended with their presentations and were able to experience the local culture.

BHSU student gives back to Shriners Hospital after over 15 years of support

9 January 2018

BHSU student gives back to Shriners Hospital after over 15 years of support

After over 15 years of support from the Shriners Hospital, Black Hills State University sophomore Wyatt Bills, communications major from New Underwood, decided to give back to the organization that helped him overcome the limitations of his Cerebral Palsy (CP). His fundraiser seeks to raise $500 for his Shriners Hospital medical team.

Wyatt’s fundraiser page also doubles as a resource for other young people learning to cope with their CP. “I share stories about what it’s like to live with CP. It’s information that is not available from a Google search,” says Wyatt. “The emotional side of dealing with something like this, the feelings of being an outsider—it’s all to be expected, but you can learn from them.” Wyatt’s page has already begun to make a difference in the lives of those reading it. “I have been contacted by families who’ve thanked me and said that this was a helpful resource for their child,” says Wyatt.

BHSU takes second place in business plan competition

9 January 2018

BHSU takes second place in business plan competition

Trevor Plett, Black Hills State University MBA alumni, and John Herrera, current BHSU MBA student, placed second in the SD Mines Competitive Entrepreneurial Opportunity Student Business Plan Competition. This annual competition introduces South Dakota college students to entrepreneurship by providing training, mentors, and the opportunity to pitch their ideas for a cash prize.

This year, Plett and Herrera presented a business plan for Rushmore Drones, a company they co-founded in Jan. 2017. Entering the competition allowed this team to recreate and refocus their company’s business plan.

 

More than 200 BHSU students earn degrees during 2017 fall commencement ceremony

15 December 2017

More than 200 BHSU students earn degrees during 2017 fall commencement ceremony

Black Hills State University candidates for graduation were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees during the University’s 174th commencement ceremony this December. More than 200 students received their degrees.

All graduates are listed below by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following: MBA, master of business administration; MED, master of education; MS, master of science; BA, bachelor of arts; BGS, bachelor of general studies; BS, bachelor of science; BSED, bachelor of science in education; AA, associate of arts; and AS, associate of science.

Bachelor degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: Cum Laude, grade point average (GPA) 3.5 to 3.699; Magna Cum Laude, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and Summa Cum Laude, GPA of 3.9 or higher. Associate degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: With Honor, GPA of 3.5 to 3.699; With High Honor, GPA of 3.7 to 3.899; and With Highest Honor, GPA of 3.9 or higher.

BHSU Honors student earns prestigious BNY Mellon Enactus Student fellowship

14 December 2017

BHSU Honors student earns prestigious BNY Mellon Enactus Student fellowship

Black Hills State University Enactus member and Honors Program student Katelyn Woten has been accepted into the 2017-18 BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows Program. She is 1 of 150 students in the U.S. that will become certified BNY Mellon Enactus Student Fellows upon completion of the program in April 2018. According to Enactus, graduates of the program will be certified in project management and have enhanced entrepreneurial and financial skills.

Magical 2017 Holiday Video from BHSU captures spirit of Black Hills

8 December 2017

Magical 2017 Holiday Video from BHSU captures spirit of Black Hills

Magical winter views and iconic wildlife of the Black Hills are showcased in the 2017 holiday video produced by Black Hills State University. The university is proud to share the majesty of the Black Hills in its annual holiday video and offers a welcome break from the sometimes hectic holiday season.
“Whether you live here now, have visited before, or dream of a visit to the Black Hills, our holiday video highlights the peace, serenity and spirit of the Black Hills for everyone who experiences it,” said Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., BHSU President.

BHSU students present on forthcoming innovations at Pecha Kucha event

8 December 2017

BHSU students present on forthcoming innovations at Pecha Kucha event

Black Hills State University and BHSU-Rapid City students delivered fast-paced, high-energy presentations at the Rapid City Chamber of Commerce Pecha Kucha Night Nov. 16 at the Journey Museum.

All 11 presenters are students in Dr. Barbara Looney’s managerial communications class. Looney, assistant professor of management at BHSU, explains that Pecha Kucha (pronounced roughly: pe-cha ku-cha OR pe-chak-cha) is the Japanese phrase for chit-chat. The platform has become a way to share powerful ideas in a tightly-drafted manner.

BHSU education majors complete student teaching in New Zealand

8 December 2017

BHSU education majors complete student teaching in New Zealand

Black Hills State University prepares its education majors for diversity and multiculturalism in the classroom through its partnership with Global Gateway for Teachers (GGT), an organization that partners United States universities with schools worldwide in a student teaching exchange program.

This semester, BHSU seniors Haley Juhnke, an elementary education major from Vivian, SD, and Katie Lensegrav, an elementary education major from Interior, SD, set off for the southern hemisphere.

BHSU announces $32 million Capital Campaign for student scholarships and campus advancement

6 December 2017

BHSU announces $32 million Capital Campaign for student scholarships and campus advancement

Black Hills State University has announced its record-breaking goal to raise $32 million through a Capital Campaign for student scholarships and campus advancement.

On Nov. 28, community members, alumni, and donors gathered at the BHSU Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center (Joy Center) to celebrate the announcement of the university’s most ambitious campaign ever. At the announcement, Steve Meeker, vice president for University Advancement, thanked donors for their generosity.