The conference room in the Black Hills State University Life Sciences Laboratory was turned into Santa’s workshop last week as a handful of graduate students and professors filled 77 stockings of donated items from pencils and calculators to socks, hats and games which were delivered to the Red Shirt community this week.
The stuffed stockings, however, are just a part of the donations that were brought to the community as part of an ongoing tradition started by two BHSU students 12 years ago.
The garden located at the southwest corner of Black Hills State University’s Life Sciences Laboratory is different from others in the area. BHSU professors Dr. Ben VanEe and Dr. Dan Asunskis hope that will change. The two science professors worked throughout the summer developing a native plant ethnobotanical garden on campus. Native plant landscaping, including Buffalo grass, is a part of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for the University’s new Life Sciences Laboratory which opened in February. The David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union is also a LEED certified building. Both buildings are part of BHSU’s commitment to sustainability.
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.
More than 30 Black Hills State University students and several student organizations were honored during the 20th Annual Student Volunteer Awards Celebration.
Black Hills State University senior, Lila Mehlhaff, was recently named to the prestigious list of Udall Scholars by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. Mehlhaff was the only South Dakota student to receive the award in 2012 and is the second BHSU student to ever receive the Udall scholarship.
Black Hills State University sophomore Lindee Lawrence, biology major from Spearfish, is the recipient of the 2012 Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship. Each year during the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk, a $500 scholarship is presented to an American Indian sophomore who demonstrates outstanding academic ability and leadership skills. The overall winners for this year’s race were Wes Broeder, Spearfish, and Marci Holben, Spearfish, in the 5K run; and Philip Schwartz, Spearfish, and Keena Byrd-Moro, Spearfish, in the 10K run.
Black Hills State University will kick of the celebration of American Indian Awareness Week Tuesday, April 10. The culmination of the celebration, the 29th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi (powwow), will be held April 13-15 at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Field House.
Sixty Black Hills State University students enrolled in Human Relations and South Dakota Indian Studies courses will have their area Spearfish area history projects on display at the High Plains Western Heritage Center Saturday, April 14 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.
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Wednesday, March 29, 2017