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American Indian Studies in the news:

BHSU leadership team pledges support to charities during Christmas gathering
Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Christmas is the season of giving. In addition to good company, great food, and holiday wishes, the Black Hills State University Administrative Team used their holiday get-together as an opportunity to give back to their community in a multitude of ways.


BHSU professor leads development of website which records American Indian history related to birds and oral tradition
Tuesday, October 7, 2014 John Glover’s affinity for peregrine falcons began in fifth grade during the years when this raptor was an endangered species due to widespread use of pesticides.  More than 40 years later, Glover’s fondness for peregrines inspired a Black Hills State University video project capturing personal histories of some of the Great Plains’ most respected American Indians. 

Passion, involvement key to one BHSU senior’s success
Thursday, September 11, 2014 Black Hills State University student Mary Mitchell replays her day spent with fifth-graders at Creekside Elementary School in Spearfish. As she shares her stories from the classroom one can’t help but notice her passion, excitement and energy.

BHSU Bridge Program registration deadline is Friday
Tuesday, July 29, 2014

The deadline for registration in the Black Hills State University Summer Bridge Program is quickly approaching.

Incoming freshmen that wish to register for the Bridge Program must do so by Friday, Aug. 1. 


Two longtime BHSU professors honored with the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award
Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Two longtime Black Hills State University professors, Jace DeCory, assistant professor of history and American Indian Studies, and Dr. Robert Schurrer, professor of exercise science, were recognized with the 2014 Distinguished Faculty Award, a prestigious honor which is bestowed upon them by their colleagues.



Traditional Lakota arts will be displayed at BHSU
Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Black Hills State University students will display art projects created during their spring Traditional Lakota Arts course. The exhibit will be on the second floor of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Tuesday, April 29 and Wednesday, April 30 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.



BHSU holds 29th Annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk
Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Black Hills State University track and cross country program is organizing the 29th Annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk Sunday, April 13 at 10:30 a.m. at Lyle Hare Stadium. The race is one of the final events of the week-long American Indian Awareness celebration. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. with categories for all ages.



BHSU faculty and staff transform lives
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.

BHSU celebrates Native culture during American Indian Awareness Week
Friday, March 14, 2014 Black Hills State University’s week-long celebration of Native culture kicks off Monday, April 7 with this year’s theme “Earth is Sacred; Honor our Mother” focusing on environmental concerns.

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.