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Fourteen Black Hills State University photography students were chosen as finalists in the 33rd Annual College Photographers Competition by Photographer’s Forum Magazine. Joe Geyer, mass communication major from Rapid City, was awarded an Honorable Mention for his image “Windswept in the digital photo category.

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For Kjaersti (Bushilla) Roberts teaching is not simply helping students succeed in class, but providing them the tools to be successful throughout their lives.Roberts, who earned both her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from BHSU, was recently honored with a Crystal Apple Award for her work as a junior high language arts teacher in the Klamath County School District in Klamath Falls, Ore.

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The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket mascot “Sting” spent the last several weeks touring the Black Hills making stops at local schools to surprise University alumni who were recognized as outstanding educators.

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Nine former Black Hills State University students returned to campus earlier this month for their 50-year class reunion and to celebrate induction into the University’s 50-Year Club.

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Recent Black Hills State University graduate Mike Miller used his class projects in his final semester to raise awareness of the mountain pine beetles plaguing the Black Hills area.

Less than a year ago, Miller had no idea that mountain pine beetles existed.  After learning of the devastating problem while working last summer as a security guard for Spearfish Forest Products, Inc., Miller dedicated his last semester at BHSU doing everything he could to get the word out on the pine beetle problem.

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More than 200 people were thanked for their support of Black Hills State University during the recent 1883 Recognition Dinner.

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Although a native New Yorker, Guido Della Vecchia spent nearly 30 years in Spearfish creating a life with his wife Johanna Meier and becoming an integral part of Black Hills State University and the local arts community. Guido died Wednesday at the age of 82 from complications from pneumonia.

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Black Hills State University recently honored the descendants of Elmer E. and Martha V.  Johnson as the 2013 Legacy Family. The award was presented by BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp and Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement, during halftime at a recent BHSU basketball game.

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Black Hills State University students and recent graduates competed in their own Academy Awards this past weekend, dominating the student division of the recent Black Hills ADDY Awards and bringing home nine awards including Best in Show.

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The newest exhibit in the Black Hills State University Ruddell Gallery offers a glimpse into the influence living and working in  South Dakota had on a group of local artists. The exhibit, “History of Things to Come,” will be at the second floor gallery of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union through March 8.

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A prospective Black Hills State University student recently earned a scholarship by using her social media skills.  

BHSU recently announced that Sonja Pederson of Sioux Falls won a $1,000 scholarship in the Smile, Send, and Win social media contest.

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When the 85th Academy Awards airs this Sunday, David Velte will not be concerned with which movie wins Best Picture or the best and worst dressed of the red carpet, he will be behind the scenes making sure what’s heard at the most prestigious motion picture awards ceremony is top quality.

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Black Hills State University music and theatre graduate Tyler Raad will perform a concert Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall on the BHSU campus. A reception will follow the performers. Admission is by donation which will benefit scholarships for students of the Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Institute.

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More than 40 former Black Hills State University track and field and cross country runners returned to campus recently to participate in the 21st annual Stadium Sports Grill BHSU Alumni Mile. The weekend-long event, held in conjunction with the Dave Little Invitational, included a Friday night social at the Stadium Sports Grill in downtown Spearfish, and an after-race luncheon in the BHSU Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame room.

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Black Hills State University will usher in its 130th anniversary with a Founder’s Day celebration Wednesday, Feb. 27, with a chili cook-off and a trip down memory lane with a style show featuring clothing and accessories from BHSU's past and present.

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