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Geek Speak: David Berberick - "School music vs. Our music. Why is this a thing and what can we do to change it?"

Geek Speak: David Berberick - "School music vs. Our music. Why is this a thing and what can we do to change it?"

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Where: Jonas 110 
When: 4:00PM
Description: School music programs are facing a dilemma in our state as fewer and fewer people are pursuing teaching the subject in our state as well as existing teachers are constantly working to keep students in their programs. However, music in society continues to be everywhere in our society. Why then with such a high demand for music do we continue to fight to have people teaching and learning it in our schools? Perhaps it has to do with the content taught in music programs differing from what people seek in society. In this Geek Speak, we will explore the problem of school music content, examine potential changes that need to take place in schools, and discuss how people choose to engage with music.

Geek Speak: Du-Lu Hsiao - "Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé: The story behind Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games."

Geek Speak: Du-Lu Hsiao - "Freddie Mercury & Montserrat Caballé: The story behind Barcelona 1992 Olympic Games."

Courtney Anderson 0 5
Where: Jonas 110
When: 4:00PM
Description: Freddy Mercury began to feel a huge admiration of Monserrat Caballé since he saw her performing for the first time in Verdi’s Un ballo in Maschera at the London Royal Opera House in 1983. That admiration continued for several years, and during Mercury’s tour A Kind of Magic (1986), he stated in an interview that his favorite opera singer was “Montsy” and that she “has the best voice of all living human beings". Thus, after many attempts from Mercury to meet with the opera star asking if they could meet and perform together, in 1987, without a warning, he sat down at the piano at the former Hotel Ritz in Barcelona and began to improvise Exercises in Free Love. It was the first time Queen front man Freddie Mercury met Spanish soprano Montserrat Caballé. This meeting led to a legendary musical partnership, and friendship, between the best of classical and contemporary music to create the iconic anthem of the 1992 Barcelona Olympic Games. Join us in this Geek Speak to understand how the chemistry between Mercury and Caballé generated an amazing friendship story behind the 1992 Olympic Games.

Geek Speak: Kelly Kirk and Hayley Bowen: "Veterans' Legacies, Veterans' Impact: the 93rd CTD in the Black Hills"

Geek Speak: Kelly Kirk and Hayley Bowen: "Veterans' Legacies, Veterans' Impact: the 93rd CTD in the Black Hills"

Courtney Anderson 0 4
Where: Jonas 110
When: 4:00PM
Description: Between 1943 and 1944, Black Hills Teachers College (BHTC) hosted the cadets of the 93rd College Training Detachment (CTD). While the presence of these cadets had a significant impact on the University and its history, the Black Hills region left its own mark on the lives of those stationed here.

Geek Speak- Aaron Bauerly - "Grey Gaming: The Rise of the Antihero"

Geek Speak- Aaron Bauerly - "Grey Gaming: The Rise of the Antihero"

Courtney Anderson 0 4
Where: Jonas 110 
When: 4:00PM
Description: Beginning after World War I, and continuing after World War II, antihero protagonists have become an increasingly popular trope in modern media. Video games are no exception. Advances in computer and gaming technology have allowed for highly dynamic narratives that let the player participate in the swirling of light and dark, allowing the same protagonist to become a flawed hero, an antihero, an agent of retribution, or even a sympathetic villain. Join me in an examination of games in which player action and complex programming structures impact story and character development, often revolving around moral choice and ambiguity.

Alum reflects on “Keep New Zealand Beautiful” research experience

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Visiting the country of New Zealand was at the top of Cole Hemmah’s bucket list. Just months after graduating from Black Hills State University, Cole was offered a rare opportunity to live and work in the country known for its diverse natural beauty. Originally from Sturgis, Cole graduated from BHSU in 2018 with a degree in outdoor education. He was working in Grand Junction, Colo., as a tutor when a fellow backpacking guide reached out to him with a job offer.

Black Hills State University Swarm Committee plans for a wicked homecoming

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“Lions and tigers and Sting?” The Black Hills State University 2019 Swarm Week will be held Sept. 22-28 with the theme, “There’s No Place Like Homecoming,” inspired by the Wizard of Oz. Each year, BHSU students and the community come together to celebrate tradition and school spirit over a week of activities including the parade and homecoming football game.

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