Following his graduation from Black Hills State University in May, Collin Powers of Big Horn, Wyo., wanted an opportunity where he could “bet all the cards on himself” and prove his ability. After a record-breaking internship experience, he is now a fulltime employee expecting to make six figures this summer and will be visiting the BHSU campus to recruit student interns for his company.
Historian Dr. Eric Zimmer will return to his alma mater Black Hills State University this week to discuss the decisions and land swaps which led to the consolidation of Rapid City’s Native American population into specific neighborhoods following the closure of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School. His talk with attorney Heather Dawn Thompson will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 1-3 p.m. in the Joy Center on the BHSU campus in Spearfish. The event is free and open to the public.
The Black Hills State University School of Business continues its Business Buzz speaker series this month with Jeremy Hoven, Spearfish Market President for Black Hills Community Bank. Hoven, a BHSU alum, will share his business journey with students Thursday, Oct. 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Jonas Hall, Room 306. The event is free and open to the public. The BHSU Enactus business competition team launched the speaker series last month.
Dr. Cheryl Anagnopoulos, professor of psychology at Black Hills State University, was recently appointed by Gov. Kristi Noem to serve on the South Dakota Advisory Council on Aging. A well-respected educator and researcher, Anagnopoulos is an expert in cognition, memory, and the psychology of aging.
When Gene Schlekeway was named head football coach at Black Hills State in 1968, he had no idea how impactful the university would be in his life. Gene and his wife, Norma, will lead the 2019 Swarm Day Homecoming Parade Saturday, Sept. 28 as Parade Marshals, in honor of their contributions and support of the university.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Jackson Blvd. and Main Street.