BHSU News & Events

Entries for September 2012

Black Hills State University will host its sixth annual Art Fair Wednesday, Oct. 10 and Thursday, Oct. 11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the David B. Miller...

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Dr. Symeon Waseen, Black Hills State University music professor, will perform one of his personal compositions with American pianist Stephen Swedish during a recital Saturday in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall. The program, which begins at 7:30 p.m., will include Schubert’s “Trout Quintet” with string players from the Black Hills region, along with selections including Debussy’s L’isle joyeuse and Dialogues written by Waseen.

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BHSU alum Jerome Greene presents to an audience of more than 50More than 50 people attended a presentation on the 1890 Wounded Knee Massacre by Jerome Greene, a 1968 BHSU graduate. Greene read excerpts from his manuscript including first-hand survivor accounts obtained from his research. The presentation, part of the Swarm Week festivities, was sponsored by the BHSU Alumni Office and the Case Library for Western Historical Studies. Greene is one of several alumni honored this homecoming.

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BHSU student photographer in the Black HillsPhotographers from all over the country will soon converge on the Black Hills State University campus to hone their skills and showcase the beauty of the Black Hills as their subject. The third annual Black Hills Photo Shootout will be held from Sept. 28-30 at BHSU and throughout the region. The event showcases the natural beauty of South Dakota along with the photography expertise of highly respected professional photographers.

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The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO) at Black Hills State University has partnered with Consumer Credit Counseling Service of the Black Hills (CCCS/BH) to bring the Start Right: Build Your Own Business class to the University Center-Rapid City Wednesday, Oct. 17 from 5:45 to 9 p.m. MST in room 218. The class is also available via DDN at the following locations: Black Hills State University, Dakota State University, Northern State University, South Dakota State University, University of South Dakota, and the University Center-Sioux Falls.

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BHSU students studying on campus greenBHSU enrollment this fall is 4,407 students. Enrollment at the state’s third-largest University includes students from each of the 66 counties in South Dakota, 43 states and 16 countries. Enrollment at BHSU, which is nine percent more than five years ago, was expected to remain stable this year.

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Black Hills State University will host the sixth annual American Indian College Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 13 in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. The event kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m.

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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, Oct. 9 from 12 noon to 1 p.m.

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Black Hills State University will welcome American pianist Stephen Swedish to campus Saturday, Sept. 29 at 7 p.m.. Swedish, along with Symeon Waseen, BHSU assistant professor of music, and area string players, will present a recital in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall.

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The Music Program at Black Hills State University will present a brass recital by Christopher Hahn, BHSU instructor of music, Sunday, Sept. 30 at 2:30 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall. Hahn will be joined by Dr. Jonathan Nero, assistant professor of music, and the Black Hills Brass.

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Yellow ribbons in honor of military
Black Hills State University has been named to the 2013 list of Military Friendly Schools by G.I. Jobs. This list recognizes the top 15 percent of higher educational institutions that are most dedicated to supporting America’s service members and veterans as students. This is the third consecutive year BHSU has been recognized with this honor.

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 Taylor Mali
 Mali
Well-known poet Taylor Mali will speak at Black Hills State University Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Meier Recital Hall as part of the Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Seth Courtney, a communication major from Belle Fourche, and Hannah Kloiber, a business administration major from Spearfish, were crowned the 2012 Swarm Week king and queen at Black Hills State University last night.

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The name Cliff Papik has long been synonymous with athletics at Black Hills State University. The former BHSU coach and athletic director’s tenure spanned 30 years. This year he and his wife Jeanne will take on a new title – that of Swarm Day Parade Grand Marshals.

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Black Hills State University will honor several outstanding alumni during the annual Alumni Awards Luncheon as a part of Swarm Days 2012. William "Bill" Weyer will be honored with the Distinguished Alumnus Award; the Excellence in Education Award will be presented to Keith Stover; Jerome A. Greene will be recognized with the Special Achievement Award; and Johanna Meier and Guido Della Vecchia will be honored with the Special Service Award.

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