BHSU News & Events

Entries for June 2008

Aubrey Baxter competes in shot put at the 2008 BHSU Frostbite InvitationalAubrey Baxter, BHSU junior from Redfield, has qualified for the Olympic Trials in the shot put with a put of 54-00.50. Baxter, a psychology major, is the first BHSU athlete to reach this Olympic milestone.

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The Bruce Page Hultgren Music Scholarship fund was recently established at Black Hills State University through a trust that was originally established by Loyd and Elnora Hultgren.

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“Serving Great Faces in Great Places” is the theme of the online training created by the Office of Tourism along with the College of Business and Technology at Black Hills State University.

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Sandra Klarenbeek, health educator and Joanna Jones, reading specialist in the College of Education at Black Hills State University, presented “Health and Reading” at the Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP) in Madison, Wis., this summer.

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Codes and ciphers, GPS-geocaching, a visit to the fish hatchery, geometry- art connection, geometry of vision, modeling mathematics, dye sensitized solar cells, gold prospecting, a trip to the Mining Museum and Homestake Lab, light and color, puzzler discussion are among the scheduled activities that eight high school juniors from across the state will get to take part in during the “Rising Scholars in Math and Science” session at Black Hills State University.

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A highly successful teacher certification program at Black Hills State University, known as Project SELECT, was recognized at the national Day on the Hill, as one of five innovative educational partnerships that are making a positive impact on student learning.

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The 18th Annual Yellow Jacket/Gold Dust Benefit Auction will be held Friday, June 27, 2008 in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Student Union on the BHSU campus.

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Black Hills State University will host the 10th Anniversary Gala: Celebration of the Arts in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m.  The gala is a delightful assortment of short selections from areas of the arts including: music, dance, and literature.

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Dakota Roots, a web-based program to assist individuals who are interested in career opportunities in South Dakota, has helped over 400 people from 43 states find those opportunities and relocate to the state. Over 2,000 people from all 50 states, including many BHSU alumni, have shown interest in moving to South Dakota if given the right career opportunity. Nearly 40 businesses have also expressed interest in starting up or expanding into the state.

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The Black Hills State Players will present a children’s theatre performance of Assignment: Earth, What Kids Can Do To Save the Planet. The show, which will be performed by a group of children from the Spearfish community, will premiere in the Woodburn Hall Theatre Friday, June 13 at 2 p.m. Additional performances will be held Saturday, June 14 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, June 15 at 2:30 p.m.

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Chris McCart, instructor and coordinator of the outdoor education program at BHSU, was recently selected for a Bush Leadership Fellowship which will have a transformational effect on her career and her sphere of influence in the outdoor education field.

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Construction and renovation of 11 science facilities and laboratories on all six public university campuses is ready to move forward after July 1, the South Dakota Board of Regents was told today. Building committees have been set up, and campuses are selecting architects for their projects.

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Sen. John Thune recently presented Black Hills State University with a plaque noting the information he read into the Congressional Record in honor of the University’s Quasquicentennial celebration.

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The South Dakota Board of Regents will award seven mini-grants to faculty members across the state who have developed research projects to support science, engineering, and education efforts associated with the new Sanford Underground Laboratory at Homestake.

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Dr. Priscilla Romkema, dean of the College of Business and Technology, who is a member of the Zonta Club of Spearfish, has been elected to serve as the District 12 Governor for Zonta International for the 2008-2010 biennium. District 12 includes western South Dakota, Wyoming, eastern Montana, and Colorado.

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