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Longtime Black Hills State University coach and athlete Dale Hardy, 88, died on Sunday, Jan. 13, 2013, at the South Dakota Veteran’s Home in Hot Springs, leaving behind a successful career in athletics which spanned nearly six decades.

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Once viewed as “spin doctors,” public relations specialists sometimes had a history of less-than-stellar practices. PR professionals, however, are shedding that stereotype and a group of Black Hills State University communication students are demonstrating what public relations can do for a company or organization.

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When Black Hills State University alumnus John Johnson received the call that he would be one of the 2012 honorees for the Starkey Hearing Foundation,he wondered how a small town boy from South Dakota could receive a honor shared by former President Bill Clinton, Muhammad Ali, Sir Elton John, Willie Mays and Billie Jean King.

But Johnson soon realized that while he joined a long listof high profile celebrities they all had the same goal: making the world abetter place. 

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Black Hills State University instructor Erica Merchant is sharing layers of her life through a new mixed media exhibit at the Ruddell Gallery located in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.

The exhibit, which began last week and runs through Feb. 6, features several wall pieces exposing concepts of geological time and fossilized moments that are discard or overlooked.

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Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.

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Registration is now open for the spring session of the South Dakota Stock Market (SDSMG) game. The educational activity, which is coordinated by Black Hills State University, included more than 1,000 students from 46 schools throughout the state last year.

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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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Spearfish resident Lorrie Keim is not a registered student of Black Hills State University; however, she is often on campus sitting in a classroom dis...

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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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Nebraska native Dan Contonis’ passion for photography began at a young age when his parents first bought him a Kodak Duo-flex viewfinder camera.

While he worked as a property and casualty insurance agent for many years, his love for photography never waned, and he now has several photographs on exhibit in the President’s Gallery, located on the second floor of Woodburn Hall at Black Hills State University. Contonis’ show runs through Feb. 22.

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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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When the 36th annual Lakota Nation Invitational tips off Wednesday at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center, Black Hills State University alumni Bryan Brewer and Dave Archambault will have front row seats, just as they did at the first tournament they organized in 1977.

The two helped found the LNI, at first named the All IndianTournament, as a way to provide play time for their basketball players. Neitheranticipated the legacy they were beginning.

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At least one out of every three women worldwide has been beaten or sexually abused in her lifetime; however, less than 50 percent of these crimes are reported. Black Hills State University has joined in the campaign to raise awareness of this abuse and provide an open dialogue about it.

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