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

Dr. John Alsup, professor of education, will present at the 2009 World Civic Forum (WCF), a joint initiative of Kyung Hee University and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs May 5-8 at the COEX in Seoul, Korea, under the main theme of “Building Our Humanitarian Planet.” The WCF 2009 emerges from the leading collaboration between the UN and institutions of higher learning, and aims to develop into an ongoing global institution with the partnership of like-minded actors such as NGOs, international organizations, governments, private enterprise, and the media.
Nancy Grassel, human resources director, will present about the successful move from a transactional processing department to a strategic and transformational human resources department at the College and University Professional Association for Human Resources (CUPA-HR) National Conference and Expo in Las Vegas. Grassel will present with representatives from the South Dakota Board of Regents and other state universities.
The Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources / Westcore (CCBR/Westcore) at BHSU recently signed the Wildlife Forensic Proficiency Testing Program Charter. CCBR is one of nine United States based laboratories to sign the charter and to consistently pass the proficiency exam twice a year. The mission of the charter is to provide a reliable method by which participating Wildlife Forensic Laboratories can verify their technical procedures are valid and the quality of their examiners’ work is being maintained.


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