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Viken discusses need to look at history in understanding cultural differences
Friday, October 18, 2013 A productive conversation of race and prejudice in South Dakota cannot take place without addressing the history of the Black Hills, according to Jeffrey Viken, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of South Dakota. Viken spoke on race and prejudice during a recent presentation at Black Hills State University.

Alumni art show currently on display at BHSU
Wednesday, October 16, 2013 The Black Hills State University annual alumni art show is currently on display through Friday, Oct. 25 in the Ruddell Gallery, located in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. The event which features the artistic talents of University graduates is the longest ongoing exhibit at BHSU.

BHSU student veteran awarded first annual Jacket Ride Scholarship
Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Black Hills State University recently awarded Robert Smith, elementary education major from Beulah, the $500 Jacket Ride Scholarship.Funds for the scholarship came from the first-ever Jacket Ride held during this summer’s Sturgis Rally.


BHSU celebrates the great outdoors
Tuesday, October 15, 2013 Black Hills State University is celebrating the beauty of the Black Hills with a week filled with activities ranging from rock climbing and archery to photography and outdoor art. BHSU’s annual Outdoor Week starts Wednesday, Oct. 16.

BHSU congratulates mathematics students
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Six Black Hills State University students and four professors were inducted into the Kappa Mu Epsilon math honor society marking their place in BHSU history. The recent ceremony was the inaugural induction ceremony of Kappa Mu Epsilon at the University.

BHSU theatre starts season with ‘Mauritius’
Tuesday, October 8, 2013 Black Hills State University theatre will kick off its 2013-2014 season with the comic drama “Mauritius” Oct. 10, 11, and 12 at 7:30 p.m. in the Woodburn Hall Theatre.

BHSU to launch first-ever comprehensive capital campaign
Thursday, September 26, 2013 Black Hills State University will kick off its million capital campaign with a celebration Friday, Oct. 4 from 4-5:30 p.m. outside Clare and Josef Meier Hall.

Longtime Spearfish resident Nadine Fidler will lead Swarm Day parade
Friday, September 20, 2013 When Nadine Fidler moved to Spearfish with her husband Ray in 1955, the two immediately immersed themselves in the happenings of the Northern Hills including those at Black Hills State University. Nadine will continue her contributions to BHSU as the Swarm Day Parade Grand Marshal.

Stadium upgrades include state-of-the-art artificial field and state’s largest outdoor scoreboard/video board
Friday, September 20, 2013 Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket fans attending the Swarm day football match-up next week with Western State will get much more than a great game; they will also get the first view of the University’s new scoreboard/video board – the largest outdoor one in the state.

BHSU psychology professor and student present research at APA conference in Hawaii
Monday, September 16, 2013 Dr. Aris Karagiorgakis, Black Hills State University assistant professor of psychology, and Autumn Sanderson, a recent BHSU graduate from Conde, presented their research on the effectiveness of a local afterschool program at the American Psychological Association (APA) Convention in

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