BHSU announces Student Support Services Students of the Month
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Four Black Hills State University students are being recognized for their accomplishments by Student Support Services (SSS).
Enrollments increase for spring semester at Black Hills State University
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Enrollment at Black Hills State University increased
this semester. Areas with the strongest increases are transfer students (up 40
percent) and high school students taking Dual Credit courses (up 70 percent).
Hundreds of students to participate in 20th Annual Spearfish Middle School Science Fair at BHSU
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
More than 450 middle school students will exhibit their science knowledge at Black Hills State University Thursday, Feb. 11 during the 20th Annual Spearfish Middle School Science Fair held at the Donald E. Young Center.
BHSU professor explores narcissism through the backdrop of Dr. Who in Geek Speak lecture
Monday, February 8, 2016
Donald Trump’s quote, “Show me someone without an ego, and I’ll show you a loser,” sets a good example of what narcissism is, however the topic itself holds more complexity, which will be discussed at the next Black Hills State University Geek Speak lecture.
Dr. Jeffrey Wehrung, assistant professor of management at BHSU, will examine how narcissism can affect an individual's leadership and ethical behavior, taking the character of Dr. Who, a British science fiction character produced by BBC, as an example. Wehrung’s presentation, “The Narcissistic Doctor? Leadership, Ethics, and Dr. Who” is Thursday, Feb. 11 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 110. The event is free and open to the public.
BHSU underground campus featured in online physics magazine
Thursday, February 4, 2016
The Black Hills State University Underground Campus at Sanford Underground Research Facility was featured recently in Symmetry Magazine, an online publication about particle physics.
BHSU students study wolves, wildlife during two-week course in Minnesota
Monday, February 1, 2016
Five Black Hills State University students and one alum spent two weeks in northern Minnesota this month, completing what they say was a “life-changing” experience through studying wildlife in their natural habitats.
The students enrolled in the Wolves and North Woods Carnivores: Predatory Ecology course at the Audubon Center of the Northern Hills in Sandstone, Minn., where they studied the ecology of grey wolves and other mammals in Northern Minnesota. In addition, students learned essential wildlife survival skills and physical and technological skills to track the wildlife.
BHSU begins service learning program in Philippines
Thursday, January 21, 2016
When Gina Gibson returns to the Philippines in March with students from Black Hills State University, she’ll be ready to mentor her students in a learning experience that will change them forever.
BHSU-Rapid City to host academic lecture series
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Black Hills State University-Rapid City will begin hosting a series of academic lectures to promote community learning and collaboration.
The series begins Feb. 1 and features 10 lectures by BHSU professors and other regional educators. All presentations are scheduled for Mondays at 6:30 p.m. at BHSU-RC, room 113, with the exception of one lecture set for Friday, March 18. The presentations are free and open to the public.
BHSU to host Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics
Monday, January 11, 2016
Black Hills State University will welcome 80 undergraduate physics majors from throughout the Midwest to campus Jan. 15-17 for the American Physical Society’s Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics (CUWiP).
BHSU Enactus group to host fundraiser with documentary screening
Thursday, January 7, 2016
The Black Hills State University Enactus group will hold a documentary film to raise funds for an international project in Zambia.
The film, “Bruce & Tass Bicycle China,” will be shown at Tuesday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 305 on the BHSU campus. The film is open to the public. Admission is $10 for adults and $5 for students.
BHSU names students to fall 2015 Dean's List
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester. A total of 687 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.
BHSU names students to fall 2015 part time Dean's List
Wednesday, January 6, 2016 The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the part time student Dean’s List for the fall 2015 semester.
BHSU counts down Top 10 moments of 2015
Thursday, December 31, 2015 Black Hills State University is closing out 2015, and with the end of the year, the University is celebrating its accomplishments.
BHSU business students create start-up companies, donate profits to local charities
Tuesday, December 29, 2015 Black Hills State University students completing small business management courses put their classroom knowledge to use to help local charities in the Black Hills. And with the help of a new donation from BHSU alum Jim Moravec, students will be able to continue the hands-on project at a larger scale.
BHSU students research and present tourism plan to City of Hot Springs
Monday, December 28, 2015
Black Hills State University students worked with the City of Hot Springs this semester to design a five-year strategic plan to improve tourism.
Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto’s tourism planning and development students presented their plans and research results to representatives from Hot Springs including Cindy Donnel, mayor of Hot Springs, Nolan Schroeder, Hot Springs city administrator, members from the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Priscilla Romkema, dean of the College of Business and Natural Science, Dr. Barbara Looney assistant professor of management, and others.
SDSMG announces top teams for spring trading session
Thursday, December 17, 2015 The fall session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game (SDSMG) concluded its 10-week trading session on Dec. 4. Black Hills State University professor Don Altmyer overseas the SDSMG program each session.
BHSU marketing students conduct community research
Thursday, December 17, 2015 Black Hills State University students presented research to a group of BHSU faculty, staff and business professionals, recently, providing a hands-on approach to the marketing industry.
I got a job: BHSU graduate to immediately begin work at local hospital
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Black Hills State University graduate Sarah Aid will graduate with a degree in exercise science and begin her career with the Spearfish Regional Health as an exercise therapist.
Aid, who greatly credits the opportunities at BHSU for her immediate success, is thrilled to be graduating knowing that she has a great position in her field of study.
Business graduate thanks faculty, staff for collegiate success
Thursday, December 10, 2015
Ekenna Anya Gafu was part of the Yellow Jacket football team where he learned discipline on and off the field from head coach John Reiners.
Anya Gafu plans to use the lessons he learned on the field to pursue his career in business or perhaps coaching at the collegiate level after earning his degree at Black Hills State University Dec. 12.
Anya Gafu will graduate with a degree in business administration with an emphasis in economics and finance. He plans to pursue his master in business administration while serving as a graduate assistant coach for a football team.
BHSU student Chase Vogel reflects on vast opportunities as graduation day nears
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 As Chase Vogel prepares to earn his degree on Dec. 12, he reflects on his time at Black Hills State University and the everlasting impressions the University faculty, staff and students have left him with. Vogel will use his experiences and vast relationships as he applies to become a U.S. Ambassador in Germany.
More than 200 students will graduate at BHSU fall commencement ceremony
Tuesday, December 1, 2015
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.
BHSU students, faculty present research at international conference in Africa
Tuesday, November 24, 2015 Black Hills State University students and faculty found a high level of international attention for research on malaria and underground research that was presented at an international research conference in Africa recently.
BHSU students travel to Botswana for International Research Conference
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Several Black Hills State University students and faculty are at Botho University in Botswana, Africa this week presenting research.
Three BHSU science students and one recent alum will attend the Botho University International Research Conference (BUIRC), Nov. 5-6.
BHSU representatives travel to Botswana, make plans for service learning trip
Tuesday, November 3, 2015 A group of Black Hills State University students, faculty and staff are at Botho University in Botswana this week, finalizing plans for a service learning trip that will provide experimental education opportunities for BHSU students to address human and community needs, globally.
Black Hills State University and Black Hills Knowledge Network announce plan to enhance local economic expertise, hire project director economist
Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Black Hills Knowledge Network and Black Hills State University unveiled plans recently to recruit and hire a professional economist to serve as the project director of the Black Hills Knowledge Network and as a member of the faculty at Black Hills State University.
Kudos to Black Hills State University faculty, alumni on recent accomplishments
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
BHSU hosts World Tourism Days, explores new trends in state, international travel
Thursday, October 1, 2015 Black Hills State University celebrated World Tourism Days recently, hosting a variety of tourism-related events including a luncheon for tourism business leaders and a presentation by South Dakota Secretary of Tourism Jim Hagen.
BHSU Geek Speak to highlight history, use of native plants in the Black Hills
Thursday, October 1, 2015
Black Hills State University is located in the Northern Black Hills - an astounding place. The Black Hills has an astonishing nature with various types of plants and species of animals. American Indians believe that it is a sacred place and plants used properly can cure a lot of diseases.
BHSU professors Jace DeCory, assistant professor of history and American Indian studies, Dr. John Dixson, professor of chemistry, Dr. Justin Ramsey, assistant professor to plant biology, and Dr. Tara Ramsey, research assistant in biology, will discuss ethnobotany during Geek Speak, Thursday, Oct. 1 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall, room 110.
BHSU professor explores new tourism trend in Geek Speak lecture
Wednesday, September 9, 2015 A warm breeze, lying on the beach, drinking champagne with a book in the hand – that’s how many imagine their vacation. However, in recent years, visiting cemeteries, haunted houses and disastrous locations have become a phenomenon among world travelers.
Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto, assistant professor of tourism and hospitality at Black Hills State University, will give an interactive lecture about a new trend, dark tourism – visiting destinations that are identified with death and suffering. Cahyanto will explain why people are attracted to them, and offer advice how to ethically manage the tourist sites.
BHSU to host World Tourism Days expo
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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.
BHSU School of Business continues to receive recognition for prestigious AACSB accreditation
Monday, September 14, 2015 The School of Business at Black Hills State University continues to receive international and national recognition of its elite Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) International accreditation.
BHSU invites community and students to fifth annual Accounting Career Fair
Monday, September 14, 2015 Black Hills State University will host the fifth annual Accounting Career Fair in Spearfish and at BHSU-Rapid City this month. The fair will take place Sept. 29 in the Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center from 1-2:30 p.m. in Spearfish and at BHSU-RC, 4300 Cheyenne Blvd, from 5:30-7 p.m.
BHSU honors outstanding faculty
Friday, September 11, 2015
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.
BHSU photography students capture top spots in World Tourism Days Photo Contest
Thursday, September 10, 2015 Black Hills State University students earned top placings in the World Tourism Days Photo Contest, an exhibition highlighting the role tourism plays in South Dakota.
The World Tourism Days Photo Contest was open for all high school and college students in South Dakota.
Kudos to BHSU faculty, staff and students on recent accomplishments
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 Black Hills State University recognizes faculty and staff for their recent accomplishments.
Student veteran donates American flag flown over U.S. Capitol to BHSU-RC
Tuesday, September 1, 2015 An American flag flown over the U.S. Capitol honoring veterans in the state of South Dakota will find a new home at Black Hills State University-Rapid City, thanks to the Student Veteran’s Club at BHSU-RC.
BHSU President inspires campus; sets optimistic outlook with State of the University Address
Thursday, August 27, 2015
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.
South Dakota Stock Market Game program begins fall trading session Sept. 29
Thursday, August 27, 2015
Teachers now can register for the fall 2015 session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game program (SDSMG), which is hosted by Black Hills State University.
The fall session begins on Monday, Sept. 29 and ends its 10- week trading period on Friday, Dec. 4.
BHSU receives nearly $1.5 million grant for student support services program
Monday, August 17, 2015
A highly successful program at Black Hills State University which more than doubles the graduation rate of qualifying students just earned a grant for nearly $1.5 million from the U.S. Department of Education.
BHSU-RC called a ‘front door to higher education’ during Open House
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 There was standing room only at Black Hills State University-Rapid City (BHSU-RC) as the community gathered to hear about the new programs and degrees offered at the BHSU Rapid City location during an open house recently.
BHSU students receive biomedical research fellowships
Tuesday, July 28, 2015 Black Hills State University students and faculty are participating in a statewide effort to develop biomedical research as part of a $14.4 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded to the University of South Dakota Sanford School of Medicine.
New programs announced at BHSU-RC to expand higher education opportunities in Rapid City
Tuesday, July 21, 2015 Black Hills State University-Rapid City (BHSU-RC) held an open house July 21 to announce new academic programs that are now being offered in Rapid City.
BHSU-Rapid City to announce new programs at Open House
Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Black Hills State University-Rapid City (BHSU-RC) will hold an Open House Tuesday, July 21 to announce new academic programs for the Rapid City-based public higher education center formally known as the University Center – Rapid City.
Astrophysicist to speak at BHSU Wednesday
Tuesday, July 14, 2015 Black Hills State University will host a guest lecture from astrophysicist Dr. Rebecca Surman, associate professor at the University of Notre Dame this week.
BHSU students earn Chiesman Scholarships
Thursday, July 9, 2015
Two Black Hills State University students were the recipients of the Chiesman Scholarships for the 2015-2016 academic year.
Nick Gale, history and political science major from Spearfish, and Elizabeth Sorensen, business administration-marketing and Spanish major from Britton, each received a $750 scholarship award.
BHSU students, faculty learn innovative business trends during Germany visit
Tuesday, July 7, 2015 Black Hills State University alum Rachel Weaver recently returned from a trip to Germany where she was able to gain invaluable business experience from top world manufacturers and faculty at BHSU partner school, Aalen University.
MBA students from BHSU work with alum to launch Spearfish Canyon Tours
Tuesday, July 7, 2015
Visitors to Spearfish and area history buffs can experience the region in a whole new way this summer via Spearfish Canyon Tours, a venture started by Black Hills State University alumni offering a personal look at the unique features of Spearfish.
Award-winning BHSU musician finds inspiration at Sanford Lab; will premier original composition July 10
Thursday, July 2, 2015 The inspiration for Black Hills State University student Jesse Dunaway’s most recent composition came from a unique and unusual source – the Sanford lab, an underground science research facility in Lead. His composition, “Homestake Mine” links music, history and science in a one-of-a-kind performance.
BHSU students earn degrees during 2015 spring commencement ceremony
Tuesday, June 30, 2015 Black Hills State University graduates were awarded master, bachelor, associate degrees and certificates during the University’s 169th commencement ceremony in May
South Dakota teachers attend Life Science Workshop at BHSU
Monday, June 29, 2015
Twenty-two teachers from across the state of South Dakota attended aLife Science Concepts for Teachers workshop last week at Black Hills State University facilitated by BHSU faculty Dr. Justin Ramsey, assistant professor of plant biology, Dr. Tara Ramsey, research associate, and Dr. Janet Briggs, science education specialist at the Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education (CAMSE) at BHSU.