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


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The culmination of a semester’s work from some of Black Hills State University’s most creative and talented photography students is currently on display in the University’s Photographers Gallery.

The exhibit “All In” is a collection of more than 100 photographs taken by students enrolled in the Contemporary Issues in Photography course this fall. The exhibition will be on display in the lower level Jonas Hall gallery through Jan. 29. An opening reception was held last night for the exhibit.

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While earning their degrees at Black Hills State University, Kalani Corpuz, a mass communication major from Rapid City, and Markus Heinrich,a business administration entrepreneurship major from Whitewood, saw an opportunity to increase recycling. Their focus on being environmentally friendly ultimately led to the creation of a business, Cans 2 Cans Recycling LLC.


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National Geographic wildlife journalist and biologist Joe Riis will share his documented journey of wildlife conservation at a talk Thursday, Dec. 6, at 7 p.m. in Jonas Hall 305 on the Black Hills State University campus.

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Black Hills State University marketing students recently received first-hand experience in putting their classroom theory learning to the test. Three of Dr. Wei Song’s marketing classes partnered with local businesses helping them develop marketing plans and strategies.

The BHSU associate professor of marketing said the project was a great experiential learning opportunity giving students the chance to be engaged in learning while blending theory and coursework with practical, applied experience.


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Literature’s favorite quirky inquisitor takes on a new mystery – his own – in Black Hills State University’s holiday production Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Carol.  The show runs from Thursday, Nov. 39 through Saturday, Dec. 1 at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodburn Theatre on the BHSU campus.


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For some college students, no cell phone service, limited internet and a high of 68 degrees would not be an ideal way to spend the summer. However, Black Hills State University student Sarah Zimmerman had the opportunity to conduct salmon research at a remote Alaskan fish hatchery and says she enjoyed the three-month learning experience.

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Limited tickets are still available for the holiday event presented by the University’s Chamber Singers Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at 6:30 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Hall.  Saturday evening is sold out; however, seating is available for the Thursday and Sunday performances. Tickets cost $40. Reservations are required. Call 642-6133 or email Terri.Bjorum@BHSU.edu for reservations. Please specify any dietary needs such as vegetarian meals or nut allergies when making reservations.

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Acclaimed artistic director and choreographer Jodi Lomask will bring her multi-disciplinary approach in drawing attention to scientific, biological and ecological issues to the Black Hills State University campus.

Lomask, who has trained at several prestigious dance schools including the Royal Ballet Academy, Merce Cunningham Studio, and London Contemporary Dance School, will speak in the Pangburn Theatre Monday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. She will also give a talk at the Dahl Arts Center in Rapid City Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7:30 p.m.  During her talk, Lomask will take a deeper look at the creative processes that scientists and artists share.  She will also show video of her troupe’s performances.


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Two Black Hills State University students now have items in their portfolio that few students, or even accomplished photographers, can tout. Becca Gage and Daniel Merchen, who both work in the marketing office at Black Hills State University, took photographs that are featured on new billboards and displays promoting the University.


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