Dr. Sandra Marker, associate professor of sociology
at Black Hills State University, recently returned from a sabbatical where she researched 300 violent intergroup conflicts. Areas of study included civil wars, political uprisings, ethnic and religious riots, and political insurrections.
Visiting the country of New Zealand was at the top of Cole Hemmah’s bucket list. Just months after graduating from Black Hills State University, Cole was offered a rare opportunity to live and work in the country known for its diverse natural beauty. Originally from Sturgis, Cole graduated from BHSU in 2018 with a degree in outdoor education. He was working in Grand Junction, Colo., as a tutor when a fellow backpacking guide reached out to him with a job offer.
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 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 new electric car at Black Hills State University is saving 60 percent on transportation costs, according to Eva Chase, BHSU coordinator of sustainability.