It was spurs and chaps and cowboy hats during the 2015 Black Hills State University Swarm Week celebration.
Throughout the week, campus and community activities showcased the Yellow Jacket spirit under the theme Boot Scootin’ Victory.
Black Hills State University opened its 19th annual Alumni Art Show this week. Thirty-four individual artists’ work includes combinations from sculpture and painting to unique, forged metal pieces.
The annual alumni art show includes submissions from BHSU alumni from the art and art education programs. The work will be displayed in the Ruddell Gallery in David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union until Oct. 16. The Ruddell Gallery is open Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., Fridays from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. and Saturdays, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. The exhibit is free and open to the public.
Black Hills State University recently selected Carol Lundberg to serve as the 2015 Swarm Days Parade Marshal, an honor acknowledging Lundberg’s support of the university and the Spearfish community she now calls home. The annual BHSU Swarm Days Parade begins at 10 a.m. Oct. 10 and will travel down Jackson Blvd. and Main Street in Spearfish.
A Black Hills State University instructor will address the topic of climate change in the next Geek Speak lecture, discussing how the phenomenon relates to extinction, capitalism and human evolution.
Matthew Bauman, instructor of creative writing at BHSU, will give this week’s Geek Speak lecture “Now That It’s Too Late?: Climate Change and the Anthropocene.” The lecture will discuss climate change and human impact on the environment Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. in room 110 of Jonas Hall on the BHSU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Black Hills State University is ready to kick off its fall musical season. A variety of concerts with various genres of music are scheduled, and BHSU music directors say there is something for everyone.
This year’s BHSU community band has grown, according to Dr. David Berberick, assistant professor of music at BHSU. The group, comprised of both BHSU students and community members will perform exciting and challenging pieces during their fall concert, he said.
Black Hills State University is Boot Scootin’ to Victory with a variety of Swarm Days activities.
The 2015 BHSU homecoming week is Monday, Oct. 5 through Saturday, Oct. 10. This year’s theme is “Boot Scootin’ Victory” and highlights include pep rallies, Swarm Days Coronation, a parade and football and volleyball games.
Black Hills State University is located in the Northern Black Hills - an astounding place. The Black Hills has an astonishing nature with various types of plants and species of animals. American Indians believe that it is a sacred place and plants used properly can cure a lot of diseases.
BHSU professors Jace DeCory, assistant professor of history and American Indian studies, Dr. John Dixson, professor of chemistry, Dr. Justin Ramsey, assistant professor to plant biology, and Dr. Tara Ramsey, research assistant in biology, will discuss ethnobotany during Geek Speak, Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 110.
“Fat Pig” will be performed Thursday, Oct. 8, Friday, Oct. 9 and Saturday, Oct. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in Pangburn Theatre on the BHSU campus. Tickets are $10 for general admission; $8 for senior citizens and children 17 and younger; $5 for BHSU faculty and staff; and free for BHSU students with a Buzz Card. The show includes strong adult themes and adult language.
Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto, assistant professor of tourism and hospitality at Black Hills State University, will give an interactive lecture about a new trend, dark tourism – visiting destinations that are identified with death and suffering. Cahyanto will explain why people are attracted to them, and offer advice how to ethically manage the tourist sites.
Dr. Timothy Martinez, professor of political science at Black Hills State University, is addressing the new relationship with Cuba as well as the nation’s revolution and political change in the next Geek Speak lecture. Martinez will share the story of Cuban revolutionist Che Guevara and his ideas on society that not only sparked a Cuban revolution, but transformed him into a pop culture icon.
“Always Contested: The Confederate Flag in the Public Imagination” will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. in room 110 of Jonas Hall on the BHSU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, July 27, 2016