BHSU News & Events

Entries for December 2012

BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp at the Empire Mall in Sioux FallsBlack Hills State University is giving away a $1,000 scholarship to one lucky incoming freshman during a post-holiday scholarship contest. To enter the contest students must submit a photo of themselves posing with the BHSU displays at the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City or the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls.

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AcV2 architecture, a collaborative design practice in Rapid City, is one of two businesses selected from South Dakota to receive a $1000 Sam’s C...

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Spearfish resident Lorrie Keim is not a registered student of Black Hills State University; however, she is often on campus sitting in a classroom dis...

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Black Hills State University students spent the semester creating geographic information systems (GIS) maps that will be used by the University and other Spearfish organizations.

The mapping was part of Dr. Abigail Domagall’s final project for a GIS/GPS course. This is the second year Domagall, BHSU assistant professor of geology, has incorporated outside clients in the mapping assignment.

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Nebraska native Dan Contonis’ passion for photography began at a young age when his parents first bought him a Kodak Duo-flex viewfinder camera.

While he worked as a property and casualty insurance agent for many years, his love for photography never waned, and he now has several photographs on exhibit in the President’s Gallery, located on the second floor of Woodburn Hall at Black Hills State University. Contonis’ show runs through Feb. 22.

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The Board of Regents recently approved a new graduate degree in sustainability at Black Hills State University, a move that will prepare students for cutting-edge careers in a variety of industries in South Dakota.

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The South Dakota Board of Regents recently approved a master’s degree in secondary education at Black Hills State University.

The new graduate program provides the opportunity for a student who has a bachelor’s degree in a content teaching field to certify as a high school and middle school teacher while completing a master’s degree, according to Dr. Pat Simpson, dean of the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at BHSU.

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When the 36th annual Lakota Nation Invitational tips off Wednesday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Black Hills State University alumni Bryan Brewer and Dave Archambault will have front row seats, just as they did at the first tournament they organized in 1977.

The two helped found the LNI, at first named the All IndianTournament, as a way to provide play time for their basketball players. Neitheranticipated the legacy they were beginning.

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At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime; however, less than 50 percent of these crimes are reported. Black Hills State University has joined in the campaign to raise awareness of this abuse and provide an open dialogue about it.

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The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO), the women’s business center at Black Hills State University, will host the monthly Women in Networking (WIN) lunch at the Spearfish Holiday Inn Swarm Room Tuesday, Jan. 8 from noon to 1 p.m.

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The Black Hills State University Jazz Band and Chamber Singers performed in the Capitol Rotunda Dec. 8 from 1-2 p.m. for Christmas at the Capitol 2012 in Pierre.

 

 

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Three Black Hills State University student organizations were recently honored by the South Dakota Board of Regents for their outstanding academic, community, and leadership service.

Swarm Advertising Solutions, Yellow Jackets Vets Club and ShutterBuzz were recognized during the BOR meeting this week.

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Hans Nelson needed the final project for his Early Childhood Development course to “make a difference” – a plan that would affect the lives of children.

Nelson, along with fellow classmates, felt a Hunger Banquet would not only bring awareness to the global hunger problem, but also shed light on the problem locally.

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Grace Hoffman, elementary and special education major from Gary, and Brittan Porterfield, English education major from Sturgis, will be honored as the highest ranking students during the Black Hills University Fall 2012 commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.

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A semester’s worth of research, interviews, site visits and planning culminated this week as four teams of Black Hill State University tourism students presented their vision for the future of the City of Redfield.

The student teams, who are in Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto’s Tourism Planning and Development class, each created a five-year sustainable tourism plan for the city, located in the north east part of South Dakota.

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