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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.

Woten awarded 2018 Spirit of BH award

Author: BHSU Communications/Tuesday, May 29, 2018/Categories: Students, Alumni, College of Business and Natural Sciences

From the campus in Spearfish to the rural reaches of Africa, Black Hills State University student Kate Woten is known for making significant contributions to her community. Woten received the prestigious “Spirit of BH” award at the Student Volunteer Awards Celebration held recently.

Each year, one Black Hills State University student is recognized with the Spirit of BH, an award honoring a member of the student body who continually goes beyond the required and finds time in their busy schedule to give unselfishly of themselves.

Woten, a public accountancy major from Potter, Neb., graduated in May. She is currently working with Xanterra at Crater Lake National Park as a cash auditor for the hospitality company.

While at BHSU, Woten maintained a 3.8 GPA and graduated as an International University Scholar. Woten completed the rigorous University Honors Program along with a significant international learning experience to earn this distinction.

She says BHSU offered her many inspiring learning opportunities. But when asked to pick her most meaningful experience in college, Woten points to her final project for the Honors Program – a financial literacy project for Zambian farmers.

“I was able to marry my education with a project close to my heart in creating a financial literacy curriculum for BeeSweet honey farmers,” said Woten.
BeeSweet is a premiere producer and supplier of 100 percent pure honey in Zambia, Africa. The organization partners with over 12,000 families in Zambia who maintain the hives – creating economic opportunities while taking care of the environment by instituting processes that save trees and bees.

For the past two years, Woten has served as President of Enactus, a student group that inspires entrepreneurial action to benefit the global world. Woten was the BeeSweet project manager.

She was selected to present her research at the Botho University International Conference (BUIC) last November in Botswana, Africa. Following the conference she stayed for a 10-day service learning program at a local high school, working with secondary students on social issues affecting them such as bullying and peer pressure.

“At BHSU, ‘anything is possible’ because through the programs available, I had the opportunity to travel to many fascinating places for academic reasons. During my four years in college, I saw most of 12 different states in the U.S. and travelled abroad for the first time,” said Woten.

Closer to home, Woten also assisted Refuse Solutions Inc., a recycling business in Belle Fourche, to help expand their customer base through Enactus.
Woten wears many hats for the University Honors Program, serving as a social and academic mentor for incoming students, a tutor in many subject areas, and a recruiter.

As President of the Honors Club she helped create a student organization that hosts blood drives, produces a masquerade fundraiser each fall for the West River Spay/Neuter Coalition, offers “Shelter Saturdays” every other weekend at the no-kill animal shelter, and runs the BH Student Pantry for students and students’ families in need.

Working with a variety of departments on campus including The Writing Center and Athletics taught Woten many valuable lessons.

“I had the chance to work with so many amazing people at BHSU,” said Woten. “The impact these students, professors, and community members had on my life was tremendous and I will be forever grateful to them for the education and values I gained.”

The Spirit of BH Award is sponsored by the BHSU Alumni Association.
 
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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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