Linda Daugaard, State’s First Lady, will speak at Black Hills State University

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, March 12, 2018/Categories: Events, Students, Community, Events, Faculty, President

Black Hills State University is pleased to announce the next Presidential Lecture Series: An Evening with Mrs. Linda Daugaard: Personal Thoughts on South Dakota’s Children and Life as First Lady.
 
In addition to meeting with students and faculty members, BHSU will host Mrs. Daugaard for a public presentation Thursday, April 5th. The reception begins at 7 p.m. followed by the presentation at 7:30 p.m. in Meier Recital Hall on the BHSU campus in Spearfish. A limited number of free tickets are available by emailing Tickets@BHSU.edu

“We are honored and humbled to have the First Lady of South Dakota, Mrs. Linda Daugaard, speak on campus,” BHSU Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., says. “Mrs. Daugaard is a strong advocate for children and families. Her work is inspiring. We are pleased to have this opportunity to hear more about her work and learn from her experiences.”

Since becoming South Dakota’s First Lady in January 2011, Mrs. Daugaard has been committed to promoting reading and keeping South Dakota children safe.

Mrs. Daugaard’s areas of focus are promoting literacy, reducing infant mortality, reducing early elective deliveries, and promoting FosterOne, the state’s foster care program. She also showcases the South Dakota Governor’s Mansion.

Linda (Schmidt) Daugaard grew up in Dell Rapids, S.D. She is the third of twelve children. After graduating from high school, Linda attended South Dakota State University and obtained her degree in physical education and a teaching certificate. She then returned to Dell Rapids where she taught and coached the school’s first girls basketball team. Linda also worked several years at the university level at the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minn., and the University of California-Davis in Davis, Calif.

The Presidential Lecture Series, established by Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., BHSU President, features presentations by prestigious public speakers from across the nation focusing on thought-provoking topics. Previous speakers include Dr. Kevin Rome, President of Lincoln University, and Craig Johnson, author of the Longmire series. For more information see: www.BHSU.edu/pls
 
Print

Number of views (1017)/Comments (0)

x

Wyoming educator’s impact inspires scholarship legacy at BHSU

BHSU Communications 0 738
The Guthmiller and Burgess families donated $10,000 to the Black Hills State University Foundation to create the Betty Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Endowment at BHSU. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior at BHSU majoring in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to students from Casper, Wyo. The first award will be given the fall of 2018. 

Yellow Jacket Athletics continues upward trend in RMAC

BHSU Communications 0 117
The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets have made tremendous progress in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) since moving to Division II athletics five years ago. This year the Yellow Jackets moved up to the top 10 for the conference All-Sports Competition Cup after finishing in last place in 2014-15 and in 13th place last year.

 

Farley named Dean of the BHSU College of Business and Natural Sciences

18 July 2018

Farley named Dean of the BHSU College of Business and Natural Sciences

Black Hills State University welcomed Dr. Greg Hunt Farley as Dean of the College of Business and Natural Sciences at BHSU, effective June 22. Farley brings to BHSU three years of experience as inaugural Dean of the College of Science, Technology and Mathematics at Fort Hays State University in Kansas. 

Wyoming educator’s impact inspires scholarship legacy at BHSU

12 July 2018

Wyoming educator’s impact inspires scholarship legacy at BHSU

The Guthmiller and Burgess families donated $10,000 to the Black Hills State University Foundation to create the Betty Lloyd Memorial Scholarship Endowment at BHSU. An annual scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior at BHSU majoring in Elementary Education. Preference will be given to students from Casper, Wyo. The first award will be given the fall of 2018. 

$20 in your pocket: BHSU waiving application fee at Downtown Friday Nights

12 July 2018

$20 in your pocket: BHSU waiving application fee at Downtown Friday Nights

Black Hills State University will waive the application fee for all new students who apply for admission to the University during Downtown Friday Nights in Spearfish. “If you stop by our booth and apply that night, we’ll waive your $20 application fee,” said Beth Oaks, director of admissions.

Yellow Jacket Athletics continues upward trend in RMAC

11 July 2018

Yellow Jacket Athletics continues upward trend in RMAC

The Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets have made tremendous progress in the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) since moving to Division II athletics five years ago. This year the Yellow Jackets moved up to the top 10 for the conference All-Sports Competition Cup after finishing in last place in 2014-15 and in 13th place last year.

 

Scholarships for veterans to be the highlight of the BHSU Jacket Ride during Rally Week

6 July 2018

Scholarships for veterans to be the highlight of the BHSU Jacket Ride during Rally Week

A patriotic motorcycle ride with a purpose. Black Hills State University will host the Dennis Kirk Jacket Ride for veteran scholarships Tuesday, Aug. 7 during the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally. The Jacket Ride is an American Legion-escorted motorcycle ride through two premier canyons in the Northern Black Hills: Vanocker Canyon and Spearfish Canyon.

Rapid City-based ophthalmologist comments on summer eye safety

2 July 2018

Rapid City-based ophthalmologist comments on summer eye safety

July is recognized as UV Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Black Hills State University alum and Rapid City-based ophthalmologist, Dr. Rebecca Linquist, shares tips to keep your eyes safe this summer.

“This is my calling”: Student returns to BHSU in Rapid City to finish degree

2 July 2018

“This is my calling”: Student returns to BHSU in Rapid City to finish degree

Alyssa Florey always knew she wanted to go back to school. At age 31, Alyssa will graduate from Black Hills State University-Rapid City next year with a degree in elementary education. This summer Alyssa is already putting her knowledge to good use as a kindergarten summer school teacher with the Rapid City Area School District.
 

Soccer fans inspired to “Go for their goals” at Black Hills State University

29 June 2018

Soccer fans inspired to “Go for their goals” at Black Hills State University

Soccer has the eye of the world this summer as athletes compete in the FIFA World Cup. Locally, the sport continues to grow with the addition of Women’s Soccer at Black Hills State University. Drive along I-90 into Spearfish and you’ll notice a soccer billboard “Go for your goals” featuring Mikayla Hernandez. Hernandez, exercise science major from Centennial, Colo., just completed her freshman campaign, playing and starting in 13 games.

10 things you did not know about BHSU-Rapid City

27 June 2018

10 things you did not know about BHSU-Rapid City

It’s an educational gem off I-90 in the state’s second largest city. Here’s the top 10 things you may not know about Black Hills State University-Rapid City.
 

BHSU student entrepreneurs and innovators compete in national competition

21 June 2018

BHSU student entrepreneurs and innovators compete in national competition

The Black Hills State University Enactus Team competed in the business student organization’s national competition in May, following their winning performance at the regional competition. Enactus is a worldwide student organization that seeks to create a better, more sustainable world through projects that develop the next generation of entrepreneurial leaders and social innovators.

Summer Solstice June 21: A topic of study for education students at BHSU-Rapid City

18 June 2018

Summer Solstice June 21: A topic of study for education students at BHSU-Rapid City

June 21 marks the longest day of the year and elementary education students at Black Hills State University-Rapid City study this phenomenon each year. Dr. Janet Briggs, instructor of science education at BHSU-RC, says June 21 is longer than other days because of the way the Earth is tilted in June.

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center one of 79 organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Big Read Grant

18 June 2018

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center one of 79 organizations nationwide to receive an NEA Big Read Grant

Black Hills State University School of Arts and Humanities and Grace Balloch Memorial Library are project partners

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center is a recipient of a grant of $13,000 to host the NEA Big Read in Spearfish. Along with The Matthews, the Black Hills State University School of Arts and Humanities and Grace Balloch Memorial Library are project partners offering many Big Read events from January through March 2019.
 

Help rev up your online business presence by attending SD CEO’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp at BHSU-Rapid City

18 June 2018

Help rev up your online business presence by attending SD CEO’s Social Media Marketing Boot Camp at BHSU-Rapid City

South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) will provide local business owners, non-profits and other professionals social media marketing tips, tools and expert guidance to take their business social media presence to the next level. Led by local experts, the SD CEO Social Media Marketing Boot Camp is an in-person, full day workshop on Friday, July 13 at BHSU-Rapid City from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m.

BHSU and GenPro Install Rooftop Solar Panels

14 June 2018

BHSU and GenPro Install Rooftop Solar Panels

Black Hills State University is working with GenPro Energy Solutions on a rooftop solar installation for the newest residence hall on campus, Bordeaux Hall. Installation of the solar system, which consists of approximately 200, 315 Watt Solar Panels, is taking place this week.

BHSU students raise over $2K for childcare center in South Africa

11 June 2018

BHSU students raise over $2K for childcare center in South Africa

BHSU students enrolled in the International Service Learning Program (ISLP) course this spring raised $2,340 for a childcare center in Soweto, South Africa. In March, the BHSU students personally presented the childcare center with the money during their service learning experience in Botswana, Africa.