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Spring commencement ceremony to honor nearly 400 graduates; honorary doctorate to alum Lt. Col. Brett Theeler, MD

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Nearly 400 graduates will be recognized during the 177th Black Hills State University Commencement Ceremony. View the list of graduates. The spring commencement ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 4 at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the BHSU campus. An honorary doctorate will be bestowed upon Lt. Col. Brett Theeler, MD, a 2001 graduate of BHSU, who serves as deputy chief of the Department of Neurology at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.  

BHSU welcomes Pakistani and Tunisian students through U.S. Department of State-sponsored programs

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Black Hills State University welcomed students from Pakistan and Tunisia this academic year thanks to a new collaboration with two scholarship programs – the Global Undergraduate Exchange Program in Pakistan (Global UGRAD-Pakistan) and the Tunisia Undergraduate Scholarship Program (Tunisia UGRAD). Both programs are sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with funding provided by the U.S. Government and supported in their implementation by IREX.

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.

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