Welcome to Black Hills State
University - top
- Rachel Copas, cook, Dining Services
- Catherine Bauer, purchasing assistant, University Support
- David Sowell, Facilities Services
- Melora Torp, library associate, Library Learning Center
CSA positions open -
The following Career Service positions are open:
- Librarian, Library Learning Center
The following Career Service position is open and is limited to
status Career Service employees in the Financial Aid Office:
- Program assistant I, Financial Aid
The following Career Service position is open and is limited to
status Career Service employees in Project EXPORT, American Indian
Health, and Grants Office:
For additional information or to apply, visit
Rounds speaks at New Teacher Academy - top
Dr. Kay Schallenkamp welcomes Gov. Michael Rounds to the Black Hills
State University campus during a New Teacher Academy held recently on
campus. Rounds was the keynote speaker for the Teacher Academy, a
program designed to enhance the retention rate of beginning teachers.
Rounds praised the teachers for their dedication to education and noted
teachers have a significant positive influence on the future of the
state’s youth. The New Teacher Academy gives beginning teachers the
opportunity to celebrate the accomplishments of their initial years of
teaching and reflect on their progress and their future as teachers.
N2TEC students prepare for
final projects - top
Students enrolled in the N2TEC Summer
Institute hosted by Black Hills State University take a break at the
Presidents Park, located three miles southwest of Lead. The students
were in the area working on a community service project to identify
technology industry opportunities for the City of Lead. The students
also worked on similar projects in Spearfish and Hot Springs.
The 20 students enrolled in the National Network for Technology
Entrepreneurship and Commercialization (N2TEC) Summer Institute hosted by
Black Hills State University have been working for the past nine weeks
to determine if it is feasible to create their own businesses based on
eight newly patented technologies.
These students will present their business ideas Thursday, July 27 at 1
p.m. in Jonas Hall Room 305 on the BHSU campus. The general public is
welcome to attend.
Targeted technologies included areas such as unmanned aerial vehicles
(UAVs), hydroelectric farms, light activated materials that kill viruses
and bacteria, alternative energies for the Black Hills region, virus
detection for hog farmers, and airships.
"South Dakota has made great strides in research development,"
Secretary of Tourism and State Development Richard Benda said. "Starting
with students who are just beginning their careers and giving them the
tools to become successful entrepreneurs just makes sense. Programs like
this utilize the great talent and resources we have in the people of
To determine commercial feasibility for their businesses, students
recently completed an industry analysis of the technology they are
preparing to commercialize. Items investigated in this analysis included
industry growth, opportunities, new technologies, currents research and
development, major competitors, and other trends, threats, and patterns
of change in the industry.
According to Ed Caner, director of the N2TEC Summer Institute,
institute organizers have been extremely pleased with the quality and
diversity of the students and their business ideas.
“The Black Hills region can expect two or three businesses to be
launched by students by the end of 2006,” Caner said.
N2TEC students will tour several research facilities at private
corporations over the next week and are currently completing a
community service project in Hot Springs that is designed to address
various issues of economic development related to emerging technologies.
They also completed community projects in Spearfish and Lead which,
according to N2TEC coordinators, were met with great enthusiasm by
Other highlights of the summer institute have included Launch
Invention Workshop meetings with economic development organizations in
Spearfish and Lead; tours of research facilities in the Black Hills,
including BHSU, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and
private corporations; and classes in technology feasibility analysis,
investing in new ventures, entrepreneurial finance, market research,
small business innovation research, business planning, economic
development, and building entrepreneurship into an academic curriculum.
The purpose of the N2TEC Summer Institute is to engage attendees in
the art, mindset and process of entrepreneurship from opportunity
identification and vetting to building and growing a new venture.
Attendees are taught by both visiting and local experts and
Sponsors for the institute include the National Science Foundation
(NSF) Experimental Program to stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCOR),
S.D. Governor's Office for Economic Development (GOED), BHSU, South
Dakota School of Mines and Technology, Black Hills Vision, and local and
regional economic development organizations in the Black Hills and South
For more information, see www.n2tec.org or call the BHSU Center for
Business and Entrepreneurship at 642-6091.
Higher Education Center to host
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Black Hills State University will host an information session
Thursday, July 27 from 4-6:30 p.m. at the Higher Education Center - West
River, 515 West Boulevard in Rapid City.
High school students and their parents as well as workers seeking
additional training or desiring a career change are encouraged to meet
with higher education representatives. Information about admissions
procedures, financial aid, academic programs and distance learning
options will be available.
Black Hills State University, the third largest university in the
state, offers more than 80 majors and minors leading to bachelor’s
degrees in addition to paraprofessional programs, associate’s degrees,
and master’s degrees. Classes are offered at the main campus in
Spearfish, Ellsworth Air Force Base, and several locations throughout
Rapid City. Select classes are also available over the Internet or by
Reservations are not necessary. For more information, contact Kathy
Jones at 605-394-5257 or visit
Schallenkamps welcomed to Black Hills State University
Kay Schallenkamp and her husband, Ken, visit with Linda Earley during a
welcome reception held on campus recently. Dr. Kay Schallenkamp began
serving as president of Black Hills State University in July. Dr. Ken
Schallenkamp is a member of the BHSU College of Business and Technology