Black Hills State University
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BHSU mascot surprises local educators of the year
Thursday, May 30, 2013 The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket mascot “Sting” spent the last several weeks touring the Black Hills making stops at local schools to surprise University alumni who were recognized as outstanding educators.

Class of 1963 honored during BHSU commencement ceremony
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 Nine former Black Hills State University students returned to campus earlier this month for their 50-year class reunion and to celebrate induction into the University’s 50-Year Club.

BHSU entities work together to raise funds for rodeo scholarships
Wednesday, May 22, 2013 The combined efforts of three Black Hills State University groups helped raise $5,000 for rodeo scholarships.

Brookings High School senior earns prestigious Nelson Scholarship at BHSU
Monday, May 13, 2013

The Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Scholarship at Black Hills State University has been awarded to Morgan Mahanke, a Brookings High School senior who will graduate this May and attend BHSU in the fall. She plans to major in chemistry with a goal of working in forensics.


BHSU graduate dedicates class projects to raising awareness of mountain pine beetles
Thursday, April 11, 2013

Recent Black Hills State University graduate Mike Miller used his class projects in his final semester to raise awareness of the mountain pine beetles plaguing the Black Hills area.

Less than a year ago, Miller had no idea that mountain pine beetles existed.  After learning of the devastating problem while working last summer as a security guard for Spearfish Forest Products, Inc., Miller dedicated his last semester at BHSU doing everything he could to get the word out on the pine beetle problem.


BHSU supporters honored during annual dinner
Thursday, March 28, 2013 More than 200 people were thanked for their support of Black Hills State University during the recent 1883 Recognition Dinner.

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.

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