BHSU College of Education and Behavioral Sciences News

In the News:

BHSU leadership team pledges support to charities during Christmas gathering
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas is the season of giving. In addition to good company, great food, and holiday wishes, the Black Hills State University Administrative Team used their holiday get-together as an opportunity to give back to their community in a multitude of ways.

Public universities create new principal preparation degree
Thursday, December 4, 2014 Collaboration among four public universities in South Dakota will create a new master of education degree in principal preparation. Approved Thursday by the South Dakota Board of Regents, the new degree program incorporates nationally recognized best practices for training future principals and administrators in South Dakota K-12 schools.
Dean at BHSU elected to Renaissance Group Board of Governors
Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Dr. Patricia Simpson, dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at Black Hills State University, was elected to the board of governors of The Renaissance Group, a national consortium to prepare American education professionals.  Simpson’s tenure begins immediately.

BHSU education professor publishes third book on applying the theories of student learning
Monday, November 17, 2014

Dr. Leonard Austin, professor in the Black Hills State University School of Education, recently published his third book titled “Essentials of Educational Psychology: Theories and Ideas About How Students Learn.”

BHSU professor to share experience of recent visit to the Russian Federation
Thursday, November 6, 2014

Black Hills State University professor of math education, Dr. John Alsup, will share insights from his recent trip to Russia in a public lecture titled “Inside Russia Today” on Tuesday, Nov. 18 at 7 p.m. in Meier Hall Concert Hall. 

Psychology professor at BHSU gives equivalent of 19 years’ salary for scholarship initiative
Monday, October 27, 2014

Dr. James Hess, professor of psychology and chair of the School of Behavioral Sciences at Black Hills State University, recently pledged a $1 million gift to BHSU to establish the School of Behavioral Sciences Make a Difference Initiative.

BHSU professor to speak on outdoor research project at October Celebrating Accomplishments
Thursday, October 2, 2014 Dr. Chris McCart, assistant professor of outdoor education at Black Hills State University, will be featured at the Celebrating Accomplishment series, from noon to 1 p.m., Oct. 29 in the Clare and Josef Meier Hall, room 202.
BHSU student spends summer at NASA
Monday, September 29, 2014 When Black Hills State University student Clair Cecil graduates in December she will have quite the reference on her resume. Cecil, a psychology major from Rapid City, spent the summer working as an intern for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) in Greenbelt, Md.
BHSU art student shares autism experience in national exhibition
Thursday, September 25, 2014

Ethan Engel has a story to tell.

His selection as an emerging young artist gives him the opportunity to tell his story nationwide.  

Engel, an art and graphic design communications major from Winner, was one of 15 young artists whose work was selected for the VSA Emerging Young Artists Program.

BHSU-led Partnership is awarded National Science Foundation grant of nearly $500,000 to enhance K-12 computer science education
Thursday, September 18, 2014

Black Hills State University received a grant of $469,628 from the National Science Foundation to increase and enhance computer science learning opportunities for Kindergarten-12th grade students in the Black Hills region.

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