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American Indian Studies in the news:

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.


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.