BHSU News & Events

Entries for May 2007

luther_boorn_thumb.jpgThe BHSU Alumni Association recently presented the Young Alumni Achievement Award to Luther Boorn, a 1997 graduate of the university who works as a senior project manager in software development for the world leader in aircraft navigational maps and charts.

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lillian_bruckner_thumb.jpgThe BHSU Alumni Association presented the Spirit of BH Award to Lillian Bruckner, senior elementary education major from Rapid City, at the 15th annual Student Volunteer Awards Celebration. Each year, the Alumni Association presents the Spirit of BH Award to a BHSU student who has made significant contributions that reflect favorably on the university and the local community.

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This summer BHSU will offer American Red Cross youth swimming lessons at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center. Half-hour lessons will be held Monday through Friday for two weeks. Four two-week sessions will be held throughout the summer: June 4-15, June 18-29, July 9-20, and July 23-Aug. 3.

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stoltenberg_scott.jpgDr. Scott Stoltenberg, assistant professor of psychology at Black Hills State University, will present a poster at the 19th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington, D.C., May 25. The poster reports the findings of a recent study comparing the results of a computer simulation of the function of the serotonin neurotransmitter system with data that Stoltenberg’s research team collected regarding impulsivity and neurotransmitter genotypes.

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The Career Service Act (CSA) Advisory Council at Black Hills State University recently held the 22nd annual recognition luncheon to honor CSA employees for their years of service at BHSU. The CSA outstanding employees for the fall and spring semesters were also honored, and the annual CSA scholarship recipient was announced.

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bukralia_rajeev.jpgRajeev Bukralia, director of libraries and assistant professor with the College of Education at Black Hills State University, recently received an e-learning award from the South Dakota Board of Regents. He was honored for delivering quality instruction by distance in his course Library Media & Technology (ED 431/531).

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monty_robinson_thumb.jpgBlack Hills State University, which offers the only industrial technology program in the state and region, is moving the program to Rapid City this fall and has plans to expand into the Sioux Falls region in the future.

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thumb_0591_belle-fourche.jpgApproximately 25 middle school students from Belle Fourche participated recently in a Technology Challenge on the Black Hills State University campus. The Technology Challenge, hosted by the Industrial Technology program at BHSU, promoted the use of problem-solving skills and the development of hands-on skills. The students were required to build a hot air balloon and a collision proof box.

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thumb_0584_queen-city.jpgBlack Hills State University sophomore Polly Hall, business administration major from Sheridan, Wyo., was presented recently with a $250 Student Leadership Scholarship. Hall was selected by her peers to receive the scholarship at the annual Student Volunteer Awards banquet.

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Black Hills State University, in collaboration with the University of South Dakota, is presenting an intensive week-long economics and personal finance teacher training workshop June 18-22 at the Howard Johnson Express Inn & Suites in Rapid City. The workshop, titled “Economics and Financial Responsibility,” is open at no cost to South Dakota high school teachers of economics, personal finance, business and social science.

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Six Black Hills State University students, who also serve as writing consultants for the BHSU Writing Center, recently have had papers accepted for the October 2007 conference of the Midwest Writing Center Association (MWCA) in Kansas City.

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thumb_0501_rsvp.jpgBlack Hills State University recently received several grants from the Spearfish Area Community Foundation.

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thumb_0505_take-5.jpgThe Black Hills State University Center for Academic Success recently started a “Take 5 and Win 25” campaign to encourage students to register early. Students who registered by April 30 were entered in a drawing to win one of four $25 gift certificates from the BHSU Bookstore.

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Faculty and staff from Black Hills State University’s Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources (CCBR) recently presented research at the International Summit of Evolutionary Change in Human Altered Environments at UCLA.

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thumb_0498_writing-project.jpgThe Spearfish Area Community Foundation recently awarded the Black Hills National Writing Project at Black Hills State University a $5,000 grant. The grant will help support the first summer institute for the Black Hills National Writing Project.

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