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

16 August 2018

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

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 Wednesday, Sept. 19. A limited number of free tickets are available by emailing Tickets@BHSU.edu.

Knocked down, getting back up: BHSU-Rapid City student works towards new career

16 August 2018

Knocked down, getting back up: BHSU-Rapid City student works towards new career

A local, classically-trained chef whose vocation was interrupted with health problems is preparing for a new career in human services at Black Hills State University-Rapid City.

Business owner gains confidence with degree from BHSU-Rapid City

16 August 2018

Business owner gains confidence with degree from BHSU-Rapid City

Carolyn Johnson was a successful business owner, but says it was a lifetime goal to earn her bachelor’s degree. At the age of 47, she did just that at Black Hills State University-Rapid City.
 

Community invited to celebrate BHSU Night downtown Aug. 17

14 August 2018

Community invited to celebrate BHSU Night downtown Aug. 17

The Jacket Pack is back! Black Hills State University invites the community to celebrate the return of students to campus Aug. 17 during BHSU Night at Downtown Friday Nights on Main Street in Spearfish.

Cave explorer prepares for grad program with classes at BHSU-Rapid City

13 August 2018

Cave explorer prepares for grad program with classes at BHSU-Rapid City

Can you escape for four days? Black Hills State University-Rapid City student Chris Pelczarski can. Chris is a Jewel Cave explorer. When he’s not mapping new cave passages in Jewel Cave near Custer, you can find him taking classes at Black Hills State University-Rapid City.

Same degree: 4 faculty members share their experiences teaching at BHSU-Rapid City

9 August 2018

Same degree: 4 faculty members share their experiences teaching at BHSU-Rapid City

Four esteemed faculty members at Black Hills State University share their perspectives on teaching at Black Hills State University-Rapid City: Steve Babbitt, Dr. Trenton Ellis, Dr. Bobbi Looney, and Dr. Wei Song.

Associate degree in business now offered at BHSU and BHSU-Rapid City

9 August 2018

Associate degree in business now offered at BHSU and BHSU-Rapid City

Black Hills State University received approval from the South Dakota Board of Regents today to offer a new associate of science degree in business administration. Students may begin enrolling in the program immediately.

Degree from BHSU-Rapid City leads to promotion for Regional Health employee

6 August 2018

Degree from BHSU-Rapid City leads to promotion for Regional Health employee

Alyson Wiedrich was going to college at Black Hills State University in Spearfish when she moved to Rapid City for a job opportunity with Regional Health. Rather than quit school because of distance, Alyson finished her business degree at BHSU-Rapid City and earned a promotion along the way.
 

BHSU students the first Americans to study at Chinese university in Hebei

2 August 2018

BHSU students the first Americans to study at Chinese university in Hebei

Black Hills State University students made history last month as the first Americans to study at Baoding University in Hebei, China. The students visited China for three weeks as the capstone to their “Drawing in China” course offered by BHSU.
 

Nepal and South Dakota: The path to a nursing degree begins with BHSU-Rapid City

1 August 2018

Nepal and South Dakota: The path to a nursing degree begins with BHSU-Rapid City

Their stories are vastly different; their goal is the same: To become a nurse. Two emerging healthcare professionals share their path to the nursing profession with Black Hills State University-Rapid City. 
 

Sturgis Rally shuttle driver pursues degree at Black Hills State in Rapid City

30 July 2018

Sturgis Rally shuttle driver pursues degree at Black Hills State in Rapid City

Many locals have a “Rally Job.” Here’s one local resident Sturgis Rally participants might meet amongst the motorcycles and fanfare: Dennis Morton, secondary education major at Black Hills State University-Rapid City.

Online master’s in education programs at BHSU recognized for quality and affordability

26 July 2018

Online master’s in education programs at BHSU recognized for quality and affordability

Black Hills State University is ranked sixth among the top 20 affordable master's in curriculum and instruction online programs for 2018 by Best Value Schools. In a separate ranking, the online master’s in education in reading at BHSU was also ranked 19th among the top 25 programs of its kind. BHSU was the only South Dakota university listed in the rankings.

Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament adds to scholarship at Black Hills State University

25 July 2018

Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament adds to scholarship at Black Hills State University

The 18th Annual Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament was held recently at Spearfish Canyon Golf Club. The proceeds from this year’s Memorial Golf Tournament, silent auction and donations totaled $6,300. This brings the amount in the Mark Larscheid Memorial Scholarship to $74,900 at BHSU. This year’s scholarship recipient was Whitney Scott, a graphic design major and pole vaulter from Watertown. 

Find your voice: Presenting Ideas with Competence Workshop Series

23 July 2018

Find your voice: Presenting Ideas with Competence Workshop Series

The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) is proud to announce the upcoming workshop series: Find Your Voice: Presenting Ideas with Competence. The two full-day events are August 16 and August 23 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Black Hills State University-Rapid City.

Black Hills State ranked in top 10 among 50 best online business degrees

19 July 2018

Black Hills State ranked in top 10 among 50 best online business degrees

Black Hills State University was ranked ninth in the nation on a list of 50 of the best online Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degree programs for 2018 by Best Value Schools. BHSU is the only South Dakota school included in the ranking.

Sociology professor at BHSU surprised with Distinguished Faculty Award

Author: BHSU Communications/Wednesday, March 21, 2018/Categories: Academic Affairs, Awards, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, Community, Faculty, President

Known as “the heart and soul” of the sociology program at Black Hills State University, Dr. Laura Colmenero-Chilberg was recently awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award, the highest honor a faculty member can receive.

BHSU President Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., surprised Colmenero-Chilberg with a classroom visit to deliver the good news in front of her students.

“The Distinguished Faculty Award at BHSU is a statement of how faculty view Dr. Colmenero-Chilberg’s ability to teach inside the classroom,” Jackson told the students gathered in a new course, Child Neglect and Abuse, that Colmenero-Chilberg created this year.

Faculty members at BHSU nominate their colleagues for the annual award. The Distinguished Faculty Award is based on three areas: high quality teaching, high quality research, and high quality service.

Colmenero-Chilberg has taught at BHSU for 13 years. Dr. James Hess, chair of the School of Behavioral Sciences, said she always earns the highest ratings in her teaching evaluations from students year after year.

“She is viewed by her students as a kind, caring professional who is highly dedicated to their success. Her personal touch helps students develop a commitment to the discipline of sociology,” said Hess.

Dr. Cheryl Anagnopoulos, professor of psychology at BHSU, said Colmenero-Chilberg brings humor, expertise, energy, commitment, leadership and kindness to the University.

“I have witnessed Dr. Colmenero-Chilberg spending limitless hours advising students on their coursework, their schedules, and helping develop their career trajectories,” said Anagnopoulos.

Students of sociology, the scientific study of society including patterns of social relationships, social interaction, and culture, can pursue a variety of careers including roles in criminal justice, human services, healthcare, research, government and business.

Colmenero-Chilberg said a new world was opened up to her when a professor introduced her to the idea of looking at the world from the perspective of a group rather than from our own personal biography.

“Not only does sociology identify the challenges we face in society, but it also investigates how we can meet these challenges and create a better, more equal world,” said Colmenero-Chilberg. “That’s powerful both for me and for my students.”

Colmenero-Chilberg has contributed to the field of sociology through her publications and research on mental illness, gender and the intersections of work, gender, and class. She recently became the sole Editor for the Great Plains Sociologist, the official Journal of the Great Plains Sociological Association. Colmenero-Chilberg has also served on the Board of Directors for the Artemis House/Victims of Violence Intervention Program in Spearfish.

In addition to her service to students and the field of sociology, Colmenero-Chilberg has been a leader in service to the University where she has twice served as President of the Faculty Senate.

“Receiving this award from my peers is especially rewarding. I deeply appreciate the honor they have bestowed on me,” said Colmenero-Chilberg.

Colmenero-Chilberg earned both her bachelor’s and doctoral degrees from South Dakota State University and her master’s from Pittsburg State University.

The BHSU Distinguished Faculty Award is presented each spring to encourage and reward outstanding teaching and professional dedication by faculty members at BHSU. The recipient is formally recognized during the spring commencement ceremony and is invited to deliver a keynote address at the following year’s commencement ceremony. In addition, the recipient receives a monetary award for personal and professional growth.
 
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Linda Daugaard, State’s First Lady, will speak at Black Hills State University

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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 Wednesday, Sept. 19. A limited number of free tickets are available by emailing Tickets@BHSU.edu.
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