Black Hills State University faculty are transforming lives and making headlines.

Faye LaDuke-Pelster, instructor of education, presented “What if We Work Together?: Collaboration Between a University and Reservation School” at the 55th Annual Meeting of the International Reading Association-Chicago, Ill. Sue McGrath, instruction of education and mentor of the Teacher Learning Center, also presented her presentation "I Never Thought That Would Work," Learning from Master Teachers at the annual meeting.

Erin Writer, researcher for Center for the Conservation of Biological Resources, presented “Age Constraints on the Duration of Resurgence and Post-Collapse Rhyolites at Valles Caldera, Jemez Mountains, New Mexico,” at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Geological Society of America in Denver, Colo. The presentation discusses the volcanic and landscape evolution of the Jemez Mountain volcanic field.

Dr. Roger Miller, associate professor of history and social science, recently presented at the National Council for Geographic Education (NCGE) 95th Annual Meeting in Savannah, Ga. Miller’s presentation, “Shanghai’s World Expo: a Study in Iconography,” discussed how various country pavilions in Shanghai, China are able to represent their own cultures, often in a grandiose way.

Dr. Sunhwi Kim, assistant professor of education was invited to present two lectures at Ewha Woman’s University in Seoul, Korea. The first lecture was on Different Forms of Feedback and the second on Reflective Teaching & Four-Step Planning Process.