Ashley Davis, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe, from Belcourt, N.D., plays the wing position for the Black Hills State University basketball team and majors in exercise science. This summer, Davis had an incredible opportunity to conduct research measuring radioactivity at underground research facilities in the Black Hills and in Italy.
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.
For the past three years, a new tradition “Not Here, Not Anywhere” has been associated with the historic Battle for the Homestake Trophy. Teal-colored awareness ribbons signifying a unified stance against sexual violence and support for victims will adorn fans, players and coaches at the Oct. 12 Black Hills State University football (vs. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology) and volleyball (vs. Chadron State) games. The Oct. 12 “Not Here, Not Anywhere”
Premier Event also includes a special half-time presidential presentation.
Black Hills State University will induct two teams and six alumni into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during the 2019 Swarm Week homecoming celebration Sept. 22-28. The recipients will be honored during the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union, BHSU Campus, in Spearfish.
Before the fall semester officially begins Aug. 26 at Black Hills State University, faculty and staff gathered this week with Interim President Laurie Nichols as she shared her plans and goals for the university this academic year.