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Haakon County students to benefit from BHSU scholarship in memory of Marjorie Briggs

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The children of Marjorie (Pickles) Briggs of Midland are carrying on the value their parents placed on higher education by establishing a scholarship at Black Hills State University. Haakon County students are eligible for the scholarship beginning this fall. Marjorie, who passed away in August at the age of 91, attended Black Hills State (formerly Black Hills Teacher’s College) in the early 1950s. She earned her teacher’s certification and taught in country schools near Robbs Flat and Midland.

Lakota language internship to aid BHSU student’s career goals

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Her Lakota name, Ožáŋžaŋ Taíŋ Wíŋ, means “Appearing Light Woman.” It’s easy to see why Black Hills State University student Koty Janis was given this name. She has a special light and it’s something she aims to use to inspire others in her future profession. Koty is studying psychology and American Indian studies at BHSU in Spearfish. She plans to become a school counselor back home on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.

Comic book to debut at BHSU Geek Speak on Chinese partnership

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The first Black Hills State University Geek Speak lecture of 2019 will include the debut of a comic book created by BHSU student artists based on their experience studying abroad in China. Desy Schoenewies, associate professor of art, will present “Drawings from China: Experiences from the BHSU/Baoding University Partnership” Thursday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall 110.

Top BHSU photos of 2018

Photos are among the hundreds taken this year by the Marketing and Communications staff and student workers.

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With the new year fast approaching, here (at www.BHSU.edu/2018inphotos) are the top photographs from 2018 at Black Hills State University. These photographs are among the hundreds taken this year by the Marketing and Communications staff and student workers.

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