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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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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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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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The fall session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game(SDSMG), sponsored in part by Black Hills State University, concluded with more than 580 students from 21 schools participating.

During the 10-week trading period, students formed 215 teams of stock market investors and researched various companies and industries before purchasing online shares with $100,000 in cyber funds.

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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.

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Award-winning art from local MasterWorks artists will be on display at the Black Hills State University Ruddell Art Gallery through the beginning of January.

The works of art displayed are from winners of the 16thAnnual South Dakota Health Care Association (SDHCA) Dakota MasterWorks Art Show held earlier this fall. Sponsored by SDHCA, Home Federal Bank, and KELOLAND television, the competition showcases the art talents and creativity of older South Dakotans. This year’s competitors range in age from 60 to 96.

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Black Hills State University has been ranked on two national blogs as one of the safest and most affordable universities.


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For artistic director and choreographer Jodi Lomask, it is the mysteries of the world that inspire her work, and the creative minds of scientists and artists that collaborate to unravel those mysteries.

Lomask brought her unique perspective on art and science to the Black Hills State University campus earlier this week.


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