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Black Hills State University is encouraging students to spend their weekends on campus by offering many enjoyable activities and opportunities. Along with the usual variety of campus happenings, once a month during the spring semester, BHSU will provide students with a unique weekend filled with entertainment, giving them more reasons to stay on campus and take full advantage of their university experience.

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 Check out what Dr. Emilia Boeschen, assistant professor of psychology and Lauren Lund, one of her student research assistants, are saying about their study of competitive anxiety in athletes with intellectual disabilities, and how they are taking the study across the world to the South Korea Special Olympics World Games.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tX6dB9OnuJw&feature=youtu.be

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Black Hills State University alumni, including former track & field and cross country athletes, are encouraged to participate in the 21st annual Alumni Mile weekend Jan. 25 and 26.

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BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp at the Empire Mall in Sioux FallsBlack Hills State University is giving away a $1,000 scholarship to one lucky incoming freshman during a post-holiday scholarship contest. To enter the contest students must submit a photo of themselves posing with the BHSU displays at the Rushmore Mall in Rapid City or the Empire Mall in Sioux Falls.

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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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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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The South Dakota Board of Regents recently approved a master’s degree in secondary education at Black Hills State University.

The new graduate program provides the opportunity for a student who has a bachelor’s degree in a content teaching field to certify as a high school and middle school teacher while completing a master’s degree, according to Dr. Pat Simpson, dean of the College of Education & Behavioral Sciences at BHSU.

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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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Grace Hoffman, elementary and special education major from Gary, and Brittan Porterfield, English education major from Sturgis, will be honored as the highest ranking students during the Black Hills University Fall 2012 commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.

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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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Black Hills State University will recognize 208 candidates for graduation during the University’s 164th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 15 at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.

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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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Americans annually use and dispose of 100 billion plastic shopping bags; however, only 1-2 percent of these shopping bags are recycled. Some of these plastic bags are now hanging from the ceiling of Black Hills State University’s David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union attached to photographs of the plastic bags in nature and facts on the effect these bags have on the environment.

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