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BHSU students take home awards, including two firsts, in state singing competition
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Two Black Hills State University music students placed in the recent South Dakota National Association of Teachers of Singing Competition (SD NATS) including Kirk Hauck, music and psychology major from Spearfish, who earned first in two categories.



BHSU holds 29th Annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Black Hills State University track and cross country program is organizing the 29th Annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk Sunday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Lyle Hare Stadium. The race is one of the final events of the week-long American Indian Awareness celebration. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with categories for all ages.



Spearfish High School student awarded full ride Nelson Scholarship
Monday, April 7, 2014 Spearfish High School senior Sam Hintgen, who plans to major in biology with a goal of going into the medical field, joins the elite ranks of Nelson Scholars at Black Hills State University. He was selected based on his outstanding academic and extracurricular achievements at Spearfish High School as well as his leadership abilities, integrity and responsibility.

BHSU mascot Sting surprises Belle Fourche national award winning educator
Monday, March 31, 2014 BHSU mascot Sting and Tom Wheaton, director of Alumni Relations, showed up in Ann Anderson’s  Belle Fourche classroom to congratulate the educator and 2010 BHSU graduate on receiving the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

BHSU alum producer of the Olympic Closing Ceremony
Friday, March 14, 2014 The Sochi Olympic Games Closing Ceremony, one of the largest single shows ever produced, put a spotlight on Russian culture and heritage. It featured dancers from the Bolshoi and the Mariinsky, music by Rachmaninoff, Rubinstein, and Vladimir Horowitz, and references to some of the country’s greatest authors, Tolstoy, Gogol, and Dostoyevsky.  It was an epic celebration – exactly the result Black Hills State University alum Michael Shann was looking for. 

BHSU graduate students talk with local airmen about leadership in the 21st century
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Nathan Pulscher, a graduate of BHSU’s master degree in strategic leadership program (MSSL), and David Dodson, BHSU veterans’ resource coordinator and current student in the program, recently spoke to EAFB airmen about leadership qualities in the 21st century.

BHSU makes Best for Vets: Business Schools for second year
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 For the second year in a row, Black Hills State University has made the list for the Best Business Schools for Veterans, according to an announcement yesterday by Military Times. BHSU was ranked in the top 50 universities nationwide

BHSU celebrates 131st anniversary of its founding
Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Black Hills State University faculty, staff and students recently gathered to commemorate the day the University was founded 131 years ago.

BHSU exhibit features 20 years of student photographs
Friday, March 7, 2014

For two decades, the imagination and creativity of Black Hills State University student photographers have produced hundreds of amazing images. Annually, BHSU exhibits these images during a Spring Student Photography Exhibition. In celebration of the 20th anniversary of this exhibition, the BHSU photography program will display photos from its Permanent Photography Collection from March 18 – April 4 in the University’s Ruddell Gallery.



Marsh receives surprise congratulations from BHSU President for presidential teaching honor
Thursday, March 6, 2014 Black Hills State University President Kay Schallenkamp made a surprise visit to BHSU alum Erin Marsh’s classroom to congratulate the teacher on her Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

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