When Black Hills State University alum Jerome A. Greene was a young boy in New York State he would search for arrowheads, pottery fragments and other American Indian relics along the shores of Lake Ontario.
Greene’s keen interest in American Indian history only grew and he has created a lifelong career studying, writing and educating others on the lives and culture of American Indians across the United States.
Now a retired curator, historian and award-winning author, Greene will be awarded an Honorary Doctor of Letters and Literature Degree during the 170th BHSU Commencement Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 12, at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center. Greene also will address graduates during the commencement ceremony.
More than 200 candidates for graduation will be recognized during the 170th Black Hills State University commencement ceremony.
The fall commencement ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 12 at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the BHSU campus.
Education and plans about what to learn can be tough for any student of any level. Black Hills State University Honors Program students came up with the idea of how to learn faster and easier.
Megan Hohn, elementary education and early childhood special education major from Parkston, will present her Honors capstone defense “So Much More Than Just A Game: A Complete Summer Program Curriculum For School-Age Children Aligned to Education Standards.” Hohn will present during the final Geek Speak lecture of the fall semester, Thursday, Dec. 3 at 4 p.m. in room 110 of Jonas Hall on the BHSU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
The struggles of hunger and poverty are problems faced by people around the world each day. Two Black Hills State University professors will address the topics of hunger in the next Geek Speak.
Dr. Trenton Ellis, assistant professor of human services, and Dr. John Alsup, professor of math education, will present “Perspectives of Hunger” Thursday, Nov. 19 at 4 p.m. in room 110 of Jonas Hall on the BHSU campus. The presentation, the final Geek Speak this semester, is free and open to the public.
Black Hills State University student Stephen Farghali, mass communication and psychology major from Belle Fourche, presented his psychology research about free will at Stanford University in California and now is preparing a publication for one of the largest psychology magazines Journal of Psychological Science.
Farghali’s extensive research and successful presentation are something that BHSU students achieve throughout their undergraduate career at the University, with the dedicated help of faculty.
A Black Hills State University instructor will address the topic of climate change in the next Geek Speak lecture, discussing how the phenomenon relates to extinction, capitalism and human evolution.
Matthew Bauman, instructor of creative writing at BHSU, will give this week’s Geek Speak lecture “Now That It’s Too Late?: Climate Change and the Anthropocene.” The lecture will discuss climate change and human impact on the environment Thursday, Oct. 8 at 4 p.m. in room 110 of Jonas Hall on the BHSU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Nine Black Hills State University faculty were recognized for their academic excellence during faculty welcome week recently.
Faculty from each of the University’s three colleges were honored for their outstanding commitment to students, to BHSU and the community. Awards were given for teaching, research, scholarship and creative activity and service.
Black Hills State University President Tom Jackson, Jr., welcomed new and returning faculty and staff and challenged them to keep finding ways to inspire students during his annual State of the University Address last week.
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Tuesday, January 24, 2017