BHSU graduate hopes to bring positive light to Pine Ridge Reservation as future tribal lawyer
Wednesday, May 08, 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.
Historian and BHSU Alumnus Jerome A. Green to speak during Swarm Week about Wounded Knee, 1890
Tuesday, August 28, 2012 Jerome A. Greene, noted researcher and writer of American Indian, American West, and Western Military history, will give a presentation on Wounded Knee, 1890 Thursday, Sept. 20 at 2 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room on the Black Hills State University campus.
Visitor Pass allows community members acccess to BHSU classes
Thursday, August 09, 2012 Black Hills State University offers community members an exclusive opportunity to expand their knowledge while learning from expert faculty with a Visitor Pass that allows them to attend University classes.
BHSU Student Volunteer Award winners announced
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
More than 30 Black Hills State University students and several student organizations were honored during the 20th Annual Student Volunteer Awards Celebration.
BHSU Project SELECT interns present financial program at Red Cloud Indian School
Monday, June 11, 2012 The South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity (SD CEO), located on the campus of Black Hills State University, in collaboration with the School of Business and the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences at BHSU, presented a financial program at the Red Cloud Indian School. The program, held in April, emphasized personal finance and money management and was presented to students in Tim Sullivan's high school classroom.