BHSU News & Events

thumb_0462_$100cert.jpgA survey of freshmen at BHSU revealed some interesting and useful information according to Dr. Kristi Pearce, dean of enrollment services. To encourage participation and express the faculty and administration’s appreciation for students’ participation, respondents were given BHSU souvenir pens and a chance to win a $100 gift certificate to the BHSU Bookstore. The winner of the drawing was Jennifer Trouton, freshman history major from Lead.

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The Black Hills State University employee recognition reception will be held Wednesday, May 2 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. BHSU retirees and annual employee award winners will be honored at the reception.

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thumb_0006_grueb&ahmad.jpgClayton Grueb, a Black Hills State University pre-law student, is one of eight students from South Dakota higher education institutions who has been chosen for an internship in the nation’s capital under a pilot program established in 2006 by Gov. Mike Rounds. Grueb was the only BHSU student chosen for the internship.

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thumb_0131_whirlwindhorse.jpgThe recipient of the 2007 Kevin Whirlwind Horse memorial scholarship was, Elias Fast Horse, sophomore education major from Rapid City. Each year at the annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk, one $500 scholarship is presented to an American Indian sophomore who demonstrates outstanding ability and leadership skills.

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Six TRIO staff from Black Hills State University recently traveled to the South Dakota ASPIRE Conference held in Chamberlain recently. This annual conference is an opportunity for personnel from the 14 TRIO programs in South Dakota to collaborate regarding college access issues and success strategies for low-income and first-generation students. 

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thumb_0208_car-wars.jpgArea schools recently participated in CAR WARS, an electronics competition held annually in the Black Hills area, which requires the participants to first build a remote-controlled model car, and then race it.

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thumb_powwow.jpgNearly 2,800 participants and spectators attended the 25th annual Wacipi (powwow) last weekend as part of the activities scheduled at Black Hills State University for Indian Awareness Week.

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thumb_0427_p&t-tour.jpgApproximately 20 faculty and staff from Black Hills State University toured the Pope & Talbot sawmill, which is located just west of the university.

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thumb_john-glover.jpgDr. John Glover, interim director of the Black Hills State University Center for American Indian Studies, has been named to a new associate dean position for the University of South Dakota’s School of Law. In addition to his new responsibilities as associate dean of American Indian Law Programs, Glover will continue to serve as center director at BHSU.

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The Black Hills State University forensics squad dominated at the Eleanor McGovern Invitational tournament held in Mitchell recently. The triangular meet ended with a sweep of the top three places for the BHSU team.

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thumb_0223_house-blessing.jpgApproximately 45 people attended the recent renaming ceremony for the building that houses the American Indian Health Research Program (AIHRP) at Black Hills State University. The former St. Joe House was renamed Wicozani Tipi which means Health House in Lakota.

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thumb_0002_ahrar.jpgDr. Ahrar Ahmad, professor of political science at Black Hills State University who was recently named the 2007 Distinguished Faculty recipient, donated his monetary award to support BHSU scholarships.

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thumb_cameronsfork.jpgBlack Hills State University presents an exhibition of photographs by students in the advanced studio lighting course, taught by local photographer Jerry Rawlings. The subject matter is diverse and covers a large variety of photographic techniques.

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BHSU students campus-wide have many reasons to be proud of their student newspaper, which has recently gained national attention by winning two prestigious awards in the American Scholastic Press Association’s annual newspaper competition.

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Black Hills State University is moving forward with a planned Student Union expansion project that was approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents Friday. The expansion project will include a new dining services area, an expanded bookstore, increased student program space, and additional lounge space throughout the building. The university is also planning to relocate student health services to this area.

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