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Della Vecchia leaves legacy on BHSU and Spearfish community
Monday, March 18, 2013 Although a native New Yorker, Guido Della Vecchia spent nearly 30 years in Spearfish creating a life with his wife Johanna Meier and becoming an integral part of Black Hills State University and the local arts community. Guido died Wednesday at the age of 82 from complications from pneumonia.

BHSU receives scholarship funds from brand sale
Monday, March 18, 2013 Proceeds from a recent brand sale will be donated to Black Hills State University for scholarships for South Dakota students.

Vucurevich Foundation donation funds scholarships for BHSU academic summer camps
Friday, March 15, 2013

The John T. Vucurevich Foundation recently approved $2,500 in grants to fund scholarships for Black Hills State University summer academic camps.

The scholarships will be offered for the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) camps which include: the Science Scholars Summer Institute, the Engineering Technology Camp – 3D Drafting: Designing a Home, and Taking Care of Business Accounting Style.


Johnson Family descendants honored as the 2013 BHSU Legacy Family
Thursday, March 7, 2013 Black Hills State University recently honored the descendants of Elmer E. and Martha V.  Johnson as the 2013 Legacy Family. The award was presented by BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp and Steve Meeker, vice president of University Advancement, during halftime at a recent BHSU basketball game.

BHSU students and alumni take home numerous awards including Best in Show during recent ADDYs
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 Black Hills State University students and recent graduates competed in their own Academy Awards this past weekend, dominating the student division of the recent Black Hills ADDY Awards and bringing home nine awards including Best in Show.

BHSU Ruddell Gallery exhibit reflects artists’ connections to South Dakota
Wednesday, February 27, 2013 The newest exhibit in the Black Hills State University Ruddell Gallery offers a glimpse into the influence living and working in  South Dakota had on a group of local artists. The exhibit, “History of Things to Come,” will be at the second floor gallery of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union through March 8.

Students use social media to earn scholarship at BHSU
Tuesday, February 26, 2013

A prospective Black Hills State University student recently earned a scholarship by using her social media skills.  

BHSU recently announced that Sonja Pederson of Sioux Falls won a $1,000 scholarship in the Smile, Send, and Win social media contest.


BHSU alumnus provides sound for upcoming Oscars
Friday, February 22, 2013 When the 85th Academy Awards airs this Sunday, David Velte will not be concerned with which movie wins Best Picture or the best and worst dressed of the red carpet, he will be behind the scenes making sure what’s heard at the most prestigious motion picture awards ceremony is top quality.

Tenor Tyler Raad returns to perform at BHSU
Monday, February 11, 2013

Black Hills State University music and theatre graduate Tyler Raad will perform a concert Friday, Feb. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall on the BHSU campus. A reception will follow the performers. Admission is by donation which will benefit scholarships for students of the Johanna Meier Opera Theatre Institute.


Alumni gather to run the 21st annual Stadium Sports Grill Alumni Mile
Friday, February 8, 2013 More than 40 former Black Hills State University track and field and cross country runners returned to campus recently to participate in the 21st annual Stadium Sports Grill BHSU Alumni Mile. The weekend-long event, held in conjunction with the Dave Little Invitational, included a Friday night social at the Stadium Sports Grill in downtown Spearfish, and an after-race luncheon in the BHSU Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame room.

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