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.
BHSU requests funds to improve educational experiences and spur economic development
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Spearfish, the west river region, and the entire state would benefit greatly if Black Hills State University initiatives recently presented to the South Dakota Board of Regents (BOR) are funded.
BHSU nearly doubles the number of international partnerships with latest addition of nine partnerships in Asia
Thursday, June 25, 2015
Black Hills State University nearly doubled the number of partnerships with international universities which could lead to increased numbers of international students at BHSU. The most recent partnerships are in China and South Korea.
BHSU faculty receive state research grants in the sciences
Thursday, June 18, 2015
Faculty at Black Hills State University received two of the eight competitive state research grants recently announced by the South Dakota Board of Regents.
BHSU faculty welcome Sinte Gleska students to Spearfish for hands-on biotechnology training
Thursday, June 11, 2015
Students from Sinte Gleska Tribal College on the Rosebud Reservation visited Black Hills State University recently for a week-long biotechnology boot camp as part of a NASA EPSCoR grant.
Part time BHSU students named to 2015 spring semester Dean's List
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the part time student Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. A total of 206 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or above while taking less than 12 credit hours to be named to the list this semester.
BHSU students named to 2015 spring semester Dean's List
Wednesday, June 10, 2015 The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University has released the Dean’s List for the spring 2015 semester. A total of 662 students maintained a grade point average (GPA) of 3.5 or higher while taking at least 12 credit hours.
BHSU-RC student earns $1,000 tourism scholarship
Tuesday, June 9, 2015
Black Hills State University-Rapid City student Kathy Martinson was awarded a $1,000 scholarship from TourismCares, recently.
Martinson, a business administration-tourism and hospitality management major from Rapid City, received the TourismCares 2015 International Airlines Travel Agent Network (IATAN) Ronald A. Santana Scholarship.
BHSU offers new scholarship for freshmen who take Dual Credit classes
Wednesday, June 3, 2015 Black Hills State University is offering a new scholarship incentive to students who complete dual credit courses.
BHSU scholar-athletes record impressive grade point averages
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Scholar-athletes at Black Hills State University have impressive grade point averages (GPAs). Jhett Albers, director of athletics, said BHSU scholar-athlete GPA statistics are impressive every year but even more impressive this year because BHSU has increased the number of scholar-athletes participating in the University’s athletic programs.
BHSU student honored by White House, 'Champions of Change' program
Tuesday, May 26, 2015 Black Hills State University student Eriq Swiftwater was one of 12 students across the United States honored during The White House’s “Champion of Change” program this week.
BHSU students present research at American Chemical Society conference
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Black Hills State University students presented research to an international audience during a meeting of the American Chemical Society in Denver, recently.
BHSU to host summer academic camps for area youth
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Black Hills State University will offer students in the Black Hills opportunities to expand their knowledge and engage in learning over the summer through several academic camps.
BHSU student lands summer traineeship funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Monday, May 18, 2015
Shaina Johnson, biology major at BHSU and member of the Oglala Lakota Sioux Tribe from Porcupine, will spend this summer at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta (CDC), and Sanford Medical Center in Sioux Falls as part of a prestigious public health initiative.
Spearfish High School chemistry students visit BHSU Life Sciences Lab
Monday, May 18, 2015 Spearfish High School chemistry students got a chance to experiment in the college classroom during a visit to the Black Hills State University Life Sciences Lab recently.
BHSU tourism students create marketing plans for winery’s first anniversary
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
The Sturgis Rally is 12 weeks away, but students at Black Hills State University have been gearing up for it all semester creating marketing and event proposals for a local company.
BHSU employees earn awards
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Black Hills State University honored outstanding faculty and staff during the annual Employee Awards Reception recently.
Award recipients were nominated by their peers for their excellence in the classroom, community and throughout the University.
BHSU honors 2015 retirees at Employee Recognition Celebration
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Black Hills State University honored its retirees during the annual Employee Recognition Celebration recently.
Seven faculty and two staff members are retiring from BHSU this year, after, a combined 165 years of service and dedication and to the University.
BHSU graduate prepares for job in fisheries science
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Tayler Ripley, biology and chemistry double major originally from Gettysburg, turned his enjoyment of fishing Lake Oahe into a career with the help of faculty mentors at Black Hills State University.
BHSU graduate and student athlete to begin work at regional accounting firm
Friday, May 8, 2015 At Becca Ellis’ last track meet of her career at Black Hills State University, she shattered her record in the 1500-meter run.
BHSU allowed Becca to accomplish a number of her goals over the years, and as she receives her degrees in professional accountancy and business administration-management on Saturday, she has reached one of her largest goals, earning a professional position in her area of study.
BHSU grad pushes herself to excel, earn outdoor education degree
Thursday, May 7, 2015
Paige Smith understands the importance of a post it note.
The BHSU graduate earned her outdoor education degree while working two part time jobs, and admits that her schedule at times left her a little frazzled.
BHSU honors student leaders during 2015 Student Volunteer Awards
Thursday, April 30, 2015 Black Hills State University celebrated and honored student volunteers and campus organizations during the 2015 Student Volunteer Awards ceremony recently.
BHSU Honors students to discuss Common Core and atomic bomb during Geek Speak lectures
Monday, April 27, 2015
Students from the Black Hills State University Honors Program will defend their capstone projects May 4 and May 7 at 3 p.m. in the Joy Alumni Center in this semester’s final installment of the Geek Speak lecture series.
Employees will be recognized for service and dedication to BHSU
Friday, April 24, 2015 Black Hills State University will recognize employees for their years of service and dedication during the annual Employee Awards Reception Wednesday, April 29 from 1-3 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
BHSU Enactus team competes in national competition
Thursday, April 23, 2015 The Black Hills State University Enactus team earned national recognition for a community project that demonstrated how well they use entrepreneurial action to help others.
BHSU furthers sustainability efforts with Climate Action Plan
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Black Hills State University released its Climate Action Plan today celebrating Earth Day and providing an opportunity for the community to comment before the university formally accepts its environmental goals for 2020.