Black Hills State University faculty, staff, and students are transforming lives and making headlines with their achievements.

 Dr. David Creamen Dr. David Cremean, associate professor of humanities, presented his essay "The Bipolar Jesse James: The Film Version of The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford” on a Film and Fiction panel at the 2009 Southwest Popular Culture Conference in Albuquerque, N.M.
 Pat Mackin Dr. Pat Mackin, associate professor of business, had his article “An Interactive Search Method Based on User Preferences” published in the December 2008 issue of Decision Analysis.
 Annette Ryerson Dr. Annette Ryerson, assistant professor of business, had her article titled "Lake Area Tourism: Making the most of your day and overnight visitor" selected to be published in The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge.
 Andy Johnson Dr. Andy Johnson, assistant professor of mathematics, presented "Energy Trends and their Implication for the U.S. and the World At Large" to the South Dakota State University economics department. Johnson’s presentation focused on petroleum prices, and supply and demand.
 Holly Stillson Holly Stillson, instructor of mathematics, and Dr. Parthasarathi Nag, assistant professor of mathematics, presented at the Twenty-First International Conference on Technology in Collegiate Mathematics.
 Ann Porter Ann Porter, assistant professor of art, had several pieces of her stained and painted glass art work featured in the March/April 2009 issue of Glass Art.
 Erin Writer Erin Writer, researcher for the Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources (CCBR), will present her research poster “Predictive GIS Modeling of Rare Plant Occurrence” at the 2009 Geological Society of America Rocky Mountain Section Meeting in May at Orem, Utah.
 Lee Pearce Dr. Lee Pearce, associate professor of education, published his article in the Rural Educator entitled, “Helping Children with Emotional Difficulties: A Response to Intervention Investigation.” His article was a program evaluation that reviews the impact of a response to intervention (RtI) process on nine elementary children experiencing significant emotional and behavioral challenges within the school setting.
 Kara Keeter Dr. Kara Keeter, instructor of science at BHSU and chair of the Northwest Section of the American Physical Society (APS), represented BHSU at the APS Unit Convocation and Congressional Visit in Washington, D.C.