A new generation will learn the history of The Matthews Opera House thanks to a children’s book written by an alum and a former faculty member of Black Hills State University.
Black Hills State University alumni, supporters and former Yellow Jacket cross country and track and field athletes are invited to the 24th annual Alumni Mile.
The event is slated for Saturday, Jan. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center Field House. An evening social will be held Friday, Jan. 22 at the Stadium Sports Grill in downtown Spearfish.
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.
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.
Black Hills State University just opened a new and original exhibition “Herding Cats,” featuring an array of colorful cows by BHSU alum Jessie Palczewski-Longbrake, who now teaches pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade art at Dupree School in Dupree, S.D.
The works will be displayed in the Ruddell Gallery in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union until Nov. 13. The Ruddell Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Black Hills State University announces the selection of five exceptional alumni to be honored during the annual Swarm Week homecoming celebration Oct. 5-10.
A highly successful program at Black Hills State University which more than doubles the graduation rate of qualifying students just earned a grant for nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
Black Hills State University alum Major Scott Petz will return to the Black Hills region this weekend as part of the United States Air Force Thunderbirds Show Aug. 15-16 at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
The teaching continues outside the classroom this summer for three area educators, all Black Hills State University alumni, working as interpreters at the Vore Buffalo Jump located between Spearfish and Sundance, Wyo.
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Thursday, July 28, 2016