The SD GEAR UP Summer Honors Program ended on a high note with a closing ceremony last week at Black Hills State University. But for Mike Erz, GEAR UP regional coordinator at BHSU, the work has only just begun.
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2016 semester. A total of 690 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.
High school students participating in the SD GEAR UP at Black Hills State University Summer Honors Program will celebrate the conclusion of the three-week, residential, precollege enrichment program with a ceremony at BHSU.
The GEAR UP Closing Ceremony will be held Friday, July 1 at 11 a.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room on the second floor of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on the BHSU campus in Spearfish.
Damon Leader Charge knows firsthand the importance of college preparation programs like SD GEAR UP at Black Hills State University.
Growing up in Parmelee on the Rosebud Reservation, Leader Charge attended summer institutes like GEAR UP that he says were crucial in strengthening his abilities in math, science, and networking.
The 46th Annual North American Indian Women’s Association Conference will be held in the He Sapa (Black Hills) of South Dakota June 12-15, 2016. This year’s conference theme is, “Winyan T’a Woop’e: Winyan Wicao hap’e (Law of Women: Virtues of our Lakota Women).
Black Hills State University professor of American Indian Studies, Dr. John Glover, and Native Educational Endeavors, Inc. have been awarded a grant for $39,744 by the Indian Land Tenure Foundation to offer a Black Hills State University comprehensive online Indian Lands course.
Black Hills State University will award an Honorary Doctorate to Jodi Archambault Gillette, former special assistant to President Barack Obama for Native American Affairs, during the 171st Commencement Ceremony Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m.
Plans are in place for GEAR UP South Dakota at Black Hills State University. The South Dakota Board of Regents selected BHSU to administer and provide leadership for GEAR UP in partnership with other universities and schools serving American Indians throughout the state.
A display of traditional Lakota art will be held on the second floor lobby of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish April 26-27.
The Black Hills State University Lakota Omniciye student organization will host American Indian Awareness Week April 4-9, culminating with the 33rd Annual Wacipi (Pow Wow) April 8-9 in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the BHSU campus.
Jerome Greene credits Black Hills State University for cultivating his passion for history into an accomplished lifelong career. The successes Greene achieved over the years were recognized during during the BHSU 170thcommencement ceremony Dec. 12.
Greene, a 1968 graduate, received an honorary Doctor of Letters and Literature for his career as a National Park Service employee and an award-winning author.
When Black Hills State University alum Jerome A. Greene was a young boy in New York State he would search for arrowheads, pottery fragments and other American Indian relics along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Greene’s keen interest in American Indian history only grew and he has created a lifelong career studying, writing and educating others on the lives and culture of American Indians across the United States.
Now a retired curator, historian and award-winning author, Greene will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters and Literature Degree during the 170th BHSU Commencement Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center. Greene also will address graduates during the commencement ceremony.
The 15th Annual Red Shirt Cultural Holiday Exchange at Black Hills State University is currently underway. Angel tree gifts are available on trees located in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union and the E.Y. Berry Library on the BHSU campus.
BHSU and Spearfish community members are encouraged to take an angel and place the unwrapped gift near the tree.
Black Hills State University alums and father, son, Donovin Sprague and Rylan Sprague recently published their book “Standing Rock: Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation.”
“Standing Rock: Lakota, Dakota, Nakota Nation” is a contemporary book that showcases the most recent history of the Standing Rock Reservation through photographs. The oldest photos in the book date from the 1930s.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016