BHSU holds grand opening of its native plant garden
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
Black Hills State University recently celebrated the grand opening of its native plant ethnobotanical garden, one of several events held during the University’s Outdoor Week. The ethnobotanical garden, located on the west side of the Life Sciences Laboratory, was merely an idea a little over a year ago, and is now home to a variety of native species including buffalo grass, yucca, prickly pear, blue stem grass, evergreen, pine trees, sage, and purple coneflower.
BHSU helps Native American students transition into the collegiate environment
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 More than 30 new students spent a week touring the Black Hills State University campus and Northern Hills community through a program aimed at helping Native American students make a smooth transition into university life.
A Microsoft Outlook Training to be held at the University Center-Rapid City
Thursday, August 15, 2013 A workshop, Microsoft Outlook Training, will be held at the University Center Rapid City Monday, Sept. 9 from 5 to 8 p.m. in the computer lab, room 106.
Summer science program promotes Native American interest in STEM fields
Wednesday, June 5, 2013 Four Black Hills State University students spent a week last month collecting and analyzing the DNA of a rare plant as part of a summer science program designed to engage students and create interest in field and lab sciences.
BHSU graduate hopes to bring positive light to Pine Ridge Reservation as future tribal lawyer
Wednesday, May 8, 2013 Rilda Means has known what she has wanted to do since she was a junior at Red Cloud Indian School – help change the stigma of the Pine Ridge Reservation. Means was one of more than 400 graduates earning degrees Saturday during the 165th Black Hills State University Commencement Ceremony. Means, who received her bachelor of science in political science and American Indian Studies, was also one of the 34 Native American students graduating – the highest in the University’s history.
BHSU celebrates Native culture during American Indian Awareness Week
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 Black Hills State University will kick off its week-long celebration of Native American culture Monday, April 8. This year’s theme for American Indian Awareness week is “STRONG: Solid Tribal Roots Offer New Growth” and includes the 30th Annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi taking place April 12-14 at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Field House.
BHSU helps make holidays special for Red Shirt community
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
The conference room in the Black Hills State University Life Sciences Laboratory was turned into Santa’s workshop last week as a handful of graduate students and professors filled 77 stockings of donated items from pencils and calculators to socks, hats and games which were delivered to the Red Shirt community this week.
The stuffed stockings, however, are just a part of the donations that were brought to the community as part of an ongoing tradition started by two BHSU students 12 years ago.
Colorado woman donates funds to establish scholarship for BHSU Native American students
Tuesday, October 23, 2012 Black Hills State University’s high percentage of Native American students prompted Boulder, Colo., resident Joscelyn Blumenthal to donate $10,000 to establish an endowment fund that will be used for scholarships for Native American students.
BHSU professors have big plans for new ethnobotanical garden
Friday, October 19, 2012
The garden located at the southwest corner of Black Hills State University’s Life Sciences Laboratory is different from others in the area. BHSU professors Dr. Ben VanEe and Dr. Dan Asunskis hope that will change. The two science professors worked throughout the summer developing a native plant ethnobotanical garden on campus. Native plant landscaping, including Buffalo grass, is a part of the Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) for the University’s new Life Sciences Laboratory which opened in February. The David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union is also a LEED certified building. Both buildings are part of BHSU’s commitment to sustainability.
BHSU to host American Indian College Scholarship Gala
Monday, September 24, 2012
Black Hills State University will host the sixth annual American Indian College Scholarship Gala Saturday, Oct. 13 in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. The event kicks off with a reception at 6 p.m. and a dinner at 7 p.m.