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Nearly 300 students, faculty, alumni and staff members at Black Hills State University gathered on campus recently for this historic photograph celebrating 125 years since the University was founded. (See Larger Image)
Thanks to all the students, faculty, staff, and alumni who gathered for the Black Hills State University historic photograph celebrating 125 years since the University was founded.

BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp notes that it is important to reflect on the successes that have made and continue to make Black Hills State University a leader in higher education regionally, as well as nationally.

“We take pride in the fact that Black Hills State has been transforming lives for 125 years,” Schallenkamp says. “We pay tribute to the many ways in which BHSU has positively influenced the lives of our students. As we proceed in this, our 125th anniversary year, we celebrate where we have been and we very much look forward to the future.”

BHSU is commemorating its Quasquicentennial with a number of events. This week (Friday, Sept. 19) BHSU will honor 125 Accomplished Alumni at a recognition luncheon in conjunction with Swarm Week.

Other Quasquicentennial events planned during Swarm Week include special performances by several musical groups who first began performing when they were students at BHSU: Kory and Fireflies will perform during the tailgate Saturday, Sept. 20 at 11 a.m. in the Young Center parking lot; and Williams and Ree along with Brock Finn will be back on campus Saturday, Sept. 20 at 7 p.m. in the Young Center gymnasium.

This fall the BHSU theatre department will present an original drama about the history of the University Oct. 16-19, Letters from the Past – a Celebration of 125 years at BHSU” will be performed in Woodburn Hall Theatre.

For more information on any of these events call 642-6385.