Dr. James Hess, professor of psychology and chair of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Black Hills State University, recently pledged a $1 million gift to BHSU to establish the School of Behavioral Sciences Make a Difference Initiative.
Oretta Jastorff, the wife of the late Marvin (Marv) Jastorff, Class of ’59, donated $10,000 to establish the Marvin Jastorff Scholarship Fund to provide assistance to future generations of Black Hills State University Yellow Jackets.
The Black Hills State University Office of Admissions will hold two open houses this fall, offering opportunities for new and potential students to tour campus, visit with professors and get a glimpse of college life. The open houses are set for Saturday, Oct. 18 and Saturday, Nov. 15.
The Black Hills State University campus and community celebrate the annual Swarm Days this week with events influenced by the “Sting lightning” theme. Events include carnivals, pep rally, a hike, alumni awards, homecoming football game and parade.
As a child, Connie Hubbard, adjunct German and piano instructor at Black Hills State University, aspired to be a rock star or a famous actress.
Though she didn’t make it onto the big screen, Hubbard has made a name for herself in local theater, performing in, directing and accompanying numerous productions in Spearfish since her debut in “Oklahoma!” in 2002. She joins several other BHSU faculty, staff, students and alumni on the stage for this year’s Matthews Opera House Theater on the Run, Saturday, Sept. 6.
Black Hills State University’s Green and Gold Days begins Aug. 21 and the annual Campus and Community Kickoff is Aug. 24.
Black Hills State University music professor Dr. Symeon Waseen has spent much of his summer preparing for his fall performance of one of the 20th century’s premier piano masterpieces – including trips to the local hardware store.In the unique performance next month, Waseen will perform Sonatas and Interludes, with what is referred to as a “prepared piano piece” by the late composer John Cage.
Heidi Kegler checked one more thing off her bucket list. She rode a motorcycle.
Kegler was a passenger during the 2014 Jacket Ride Tuesday. The annual Jacket Ride takes motorcycle riders through the scenic Northern Black Hills during the famed Sturgis Motorcycle Rally.
If Black Hills State University students, alumni, or community members want to keep up with BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr., they may want to check his Twitter updates.
Jackson, who assumed the presidency at BHSU this month, was named the top “Rising Accounts of Higher Education Presidents to Follow on Twitter” in a national blog by Josie Ahlquist (www.josieahlquist.com).
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Friday, September 30, 2016