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Vinny Guadagnino, one of eight housemates in MTV’s hit reality show “Jersey Shore,” brought his message of being a healthier person by living in the present moment to a packed house at Black Hills State University’s Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.

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A productive conversation of race and prejudice in South Dakota cannot take place without addressing the history of the Black Hills, according to Jeffrey Viken, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota. Viken spoke on race and prejudice during a recent presentation at Black Hills State University.

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Jeffrey Viken, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, will talk about prejudice in the Black Hills and its roots in lack of information and education during a talk at Black Hills State University Thursday, Sept. 26 at 7 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.

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In the first lecture on his new book “Brilliant Blunders,” Dr. Mario Livio discussed how making mistakes and taking risks leads to major discoveries in science and other disciplines. 

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Dr. Mario Livio, an internationally known astrophysicist, bestselling author and lecturer, will talk about the major mistakes made by five scientific giants during a presentation at Black Hills State University Thursday, April 25 at 7 p.m. in the Clare & Josef Meier Recital Hall.

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Jeffrey Viken, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota, will talk about prejudice in the Black Hills and its roots in lack of information and education during a talk at Black Hills State University Tuesday, April 9 at 7 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.

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Well-known poet and former classroom teacher Taylor Mali used humorous, and sometimes dramatic,verse to tell the story of his life and appreciation of educators to more than 200 people at the Black Hills State University Meier Recital Hall.


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Taylor Mali’s mastery with words inspired many to go into the teaching profession. Now, for the first time in the state the former teacher and well-known poet will bring his message to Black Hills State University. Mali will speak Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Meier Recital Hall as part of the Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Well-known poet Taylor Mali will speak at Black Hills State University Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 7 p.m. in the Meier Recital Hall as part of the Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Holocaust survivor Eva Mozes Kor will speak at Black Hills State University Thursday, March 15 at 3:30 p.m. in the Meier Recital Hall, as part of the Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series.

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Eric Schlosser, award-winning author of Fast Food Nation, will be at Black Hills State University Monday, Oct. 17 at 7 p.m. in Clare and Josef Meier Hall to discuss, what he defines as “the dark side of the all-American meal,” as part of the Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series.

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More than 200 people attended renowned author Alexandra Fuller’s presentation and book signing at Black Hills State University. Fuller, who grew up in Africa and currently lives in Wyoming, discussed topics in her recent book The Legend of Colton H. Bryant, as part of the Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series.
 

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Black Hills State University recently presented Alexandra Fuller books to high school libraries in Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Sundance, Gillette, Sturgis, Lead, Deadwood and Rapid City in anticipation of Fuller’s presentation at BHSU this month.

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Alexandra Fuller, an author who grew up in Africa and now lives in Wyoming, will visit Black Hills State University March 23 at 7 p.m. in the Clare & Josef Meier Recital Hall.

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If you have made a resolution to read more during the upcoming year, consider reading one or more of Alexander Fuller’s books in preparation for Fuller’s presentation at BHSU as the Madeline Young Distinguished Speaker.

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