Army ROTC student to represent BHSU in Army All American Bowl

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Cadet Tate Jackson, a sociology major at Black Hills State University from Parmelee, has been selected for the U.S. Army All American Bowl and Combine as a Cadet Marshall in San Antonio, Texas, in January.

Jackson was chosen out of more than 6,000 applicants because of his leadership abilities, dedication to community service and maintaining a 3.9 GPA as a sociology major.

The U.S. Army All American Bowl gathers the nation’s top football athletes and provides an opportunity for them to demonstrate their abilities to a crowd that includes high-profile college and NFL scouts. Jackson will assist in the events as a Cadet Marshall and will attend the bowl game at the Alamodome on Jan. 6.

BHSU named a Bicycle Friendly University by the League of American Bicyclists

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Today, the League of American Bicyclists recognized Black Hills State University with a Bronze Bicycle Friendly UniversitySM (BFUSM) award. BHSU is the only university in South Dakota with this designation.

With the announcement of 46 new and renewing BFUs today, BHSU is part of a cutting-edge group of colleges and universities across the U.S. that are transforming their campuses and the communities around them. There are now 182 Bicycle Friendly Universities in 45 states and Washington, D.C.

Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., President, BHSU, said the award is an example of the campus commitment to promote and maintain campus sustainability.

BHSU-Rapid City to offer block scheduling option in spring 2018; students complete class in 18 day blocks

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Next semester, Black Hills State University – Rapid City will offer seven courses in an innovative 18-day block schedule to provide a course option to meet the needs of students.

BHSU-RC is known for offering flexible daytime and evening classes for its diverse student population; this block schedule extends that flexibility. BHSU is the first South Dakota university to offer this type of block scheduling.

Black Hills State University to welcome Canon Explorer of Light Simon Bruty

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Black Hills State University is pleased to announce that Canon Explorer of Light Simon Bruty will give a presentation in Meier Hall on the BHSU campus November 8 at 7 p.m. The public is invited to attend this free lecture.

Bruty was named one of Canon’s, a leading provider of digital imaging solutions, prestigious Explorers of Light. The honor denotes the most influential photographers and cinematographers in the world.

BHSU professor presents Veterans Legacy Project in next Geek Speak

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In 2017, BHSU faculty and students undertook a unique project to honor and develop South Dakota’s national cemeteries as sites of public history through the National Cemetery Administration Veterans Legacy Program. Now, the group from BHSU is ready to share the results of this historic undertaking.

Kelly Kirk, instructor of history at BHSU and primary investigator for the Veterans Legacy Program at BHSU, will present “Veterans Legacies in the Black Hills” Nov. 2 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall 110. Kirk’s presentation is part of the Geek Speak lecture series at BHSU. All Geek Speaks are free and open to the public.