Black Hills State University is celebrating the vital role tourism plays in South Dakota and throughout the world during a special World Tourism Days celebration next week.
World Tourism Days at BHSU are Tuesday, Sept. 22 through Sunday, Sept. 27. A variety of activities are scheduled that educate and showcase tourism in Spearfish and South Dakota, including a special luncheon Wednesday, Sept. 23 featuring keynote speaker Jim Hagen, secretary of the South Dakota Department of Tourism.
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.
The World Tourism Days Photo Contest was open for all high school and college students in South Dakota.
Dr. Timothy Martinez, professor of political science at Black Hills State University, is addressing the new relationship with Cuba as well as the nation’s revolution and political change in the next Geek Speak lecture. Martinez will share the story of Cuban revolutionist Che Guevara and his ideas on society that not only sparked a Cuban revolution, but transformed him into a pop culture icon.
When Jeff and Helen Torrence moved their daughter across the state to start classes at Black Hills State University this fall, the family found a warm welcome awaiting them.
From the street signs welcoming them to Spearfish to the comradery and kindness at local restaurants and at Downtown Friday Nights and the campus/community fair, Jeff and Helen felt like they were being greeted by old friends.
New international relationships and collaborations over the past year are providing increased study abroad options for Black Hills State University students. Dr. Katherine Wildman, the newly-appointed director of international relations and global engagement at BHSU, says the University is connected with more than 30 countries where students can travel, learn, and complete their BHSU degree.
“Always Contested: The Confederate Flag in the Public Imagination” will be held Thursday, Sept. 10 at 4 p.m. in room 110 of Jonas Hall on the BHSU campus. The lecture is free and open to the public.
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Wednesday, June 29, 2016