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.
Black Hills State University held the 5th Annual BHSU Sutton Bay Golf and Fish Outing August 12-14 to raise money for athletic scholarships. Thirty-three people participated raising a record $143,556. Dana and LaDawn Dykhouse contributed an additional $150,000 and an anonymous donor contributed $125,000 to raise the total to $418,556 for the scholarship coffers.
Black Hills State University was recently certified as a Bee Campus USA in commitment to creating sustainable habitats for pollinators. BHSU joins more than 150 Bee Cities and Bee Campuses across the country.
A scholarship at Black Hills State University has been established in honor of beloved educator Charlotte Labor Boner. A recurring $500 scholarship will be awarded each semester to a student from Wyoming majoring in elementary education at BHSU. The scholarship honors Charlotte’s compassion, love of teaching, and families she impacted throughout her career.
A new, online master’s program at Black Hills State University will help respond to the national shortage of certified teachers to deliver special education services. The BHSU Master of Arts in Teaching (MAT) in K-12 Special Education officially launches this fall. Dr. Louise Yoho, assistant professor of special education at BHSU, said the MAT is a new program in South Dakota leading to full certification of new K-12 special education teachers. The MAT program offers job advancement opportunities and meets a growing need for more special education teachers across the nation.