Black Hills State University is offering a class this fall semester covering its own history.

The one-credit course, History 292—A History of BHSU, with Dr. Robert Campbell and Paul Higbee as instructors, will meet Friday mornings at 9 a.m.

“We hope to draw participants from the community in addition to our traditional students, which would be a fun mix,” said Campbell.  “Paul Higbee has so many good stories in his head, and we’ll bring in some guest speakers and have students do a little historical investigation of their own.”

BHSU is currently celebrating its 125th anniversary and Higbee wrote the university’s book commemorating that milestone earlier this year.

“The timing is really right for this course,” Higbee said, “because not only is the University’s distant past fascinating, but developments over the past decade have taken the school in some entirely fresh directions.  Black Hills State University has always drawn big, innovative personalities, and we’ll have a good time getting to know those people.”

Current students interested in the class should register via WebAdvisor. New students should call 642-6343.

Community members who are interested in the class may want to consider registering through the University sponsored Visitor Pass. A Visitor Pass, issued for $100 per class, allows someone who is not registered at BHSU to observe a class on an available space basis. For details contact Dawn at 642-6044.

The fall 2008 semester at BHSU begins Tuesday, Sept. 2 for classes that meet after 4 p.m. and Wednesday, Sept. 3 for daytime classes.