Join us for BHSU night at Downtown Friday Nights

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, July 30, 2015/Categories: 2015








            Veena Chintaginjala, left, student intern with the University and Community Relations office at Black Hills State University, handed out specially designed BHSU T-Shirts to the staff at Visit Spearfish. Brian Gebhart, a BHSU graduate, and Mistie Caldwell will be some of the many BHSU  students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends highlighting BHSU&rsquos presence with these bright T-shirts.



July 31 is Black Hills State University night at Downtown Friday Nights in Spearfish. BHSU invites all students, faculty, staff, alumni, donors and friends of the University to highlight the BHSU presence at the event.

Downtown Friday Nights begins at 6 p.m. on Main Street of Spearfish and will feature the music of Brule with special guest Tom Pavlowich. Brule is an award-winning Native American music group that merges cultural rock and theatrical instrumentation.  

"Black Hills State University is lucky to be located in such a great community. Our students and employees often comment that they love living in Spearfish," said BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr. "It&rsquos our honor to sponsor the Downtown Friday Night event this week. I hope to see you there."

Specially designed BHSU T-shirts can be picked up at the BHSU tent in front of the Jacket Zone at 617 Main Street, beginning at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. BHSU will be collecting food and donations for the Spearfish Food Pantry in exchange for a T-shirt. There is a suggested donation of $5 or food for the pantry.

BHSU students and faculty will be at the tent to provide details about the American Indian Studies program and ceremonial regalia. BHSU has the largest percent of American Indian students in South Dakota, with more than five percent. Dr. Urla Marcus, Rosie Sprague and Jace DeCory, all BHSU American Indian Studies faculty members, and a group of students will be participating.

BHSU staff will also be taking registrations for the Jacket Ride on Tuesday, Aug. 4. The BHSU Jacket Ride is a fundraiser for the BHSU Jacket Ride Scholarship, which awards scholarships to student veterans. Registration is $50 for a single rider and $75 for a rider and a passenger. The Jacket Ride is an 88-mile trip that takes riders through the scenic Northern Black Hills.

Dr. Jane Klug and BHSU students will be in the kids&rsquo area with activities for children including bubble making. That area is in front of Heisler&rsquos Hardware, 535 N. Main St.

BHSU is seeking alumni, students, and faculty/staff to participant in a group photo around 7:15 p.m. Friday evening. Participants should meet in front of the BHSU tent.

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