News & Events

The Legacy of Leland Case

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Event Location: High Plains Western Heritage Center, 825 Heritage Drive, Spearfish
Local writer and historian Paul Higbee will present a talk on Leland D. Case, benefactor of BHSU Library’s Special Collections and Archives. Case was a journalist and magazine editor with an interest in Black Hills history from having spent much of his childhood here. Admission is free to BH students with their Buzz Card. For all others, there is a suggested donation of $5, which includes admission to the museum. The talk will be followed by refreshments and a book signing.

10th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon & Awards

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The 10th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon is Friday, May 17 at the Holiday Inn Spearfish-Convention Center. Doors open and the exhibitor showcase begins at 10:00 a.m. The luncheon will conclude at 1:00 p.m.

To celebrate SD CEO’s 10th year anniversary, this year we have TWO phenomenal keynote speakers – both a successful entrepreneur and a successful intrapreneur! Think of an “intrapreneur” as someone who works for a company or organization and brings entrepreneurial qualities like innovation, resilience, determination and grit to her job every day.

Fee: $30 ($40 after May 5th)
Includes lunch, gift bag, door prize drawings, and networking opportunities.

To register, visit

Nerd Night

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Event Location: Crow Peak Brewery
Nerd Night is a community activity which encourages people to test their knowledge. This game night hosted by HSSO allows for college students and members of the community to intermingle while competing in a friendly game of trivia. During this night of fun, food is offered during the game and prizes are given away. Teams of four combine their brain power in order to win rounds. Winners of each round receive a small prize, and the overall winners of all three rounds receive a grand prize.

Adulting Seminar

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Event Location: Joy Center
Come and learn how to prepare for life after college. Local alumni will share tips on insurance, credit, mortgage, financial planning, and more! Register today at

Pride Social

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Event Location: Club Buzz
Pride will be hosting a social on April 3rd in Club Buzz at 4pm. With food, a variety of games, and a support group starting at 5pm, Pride has invited Spearfish's PFLAG and the high school's GSA to build a stronger community. Everyone is invited, so come by for some pizza and a round of pool or Cards Against Humanity!

Main Street mural taking shape with community painting day March 23

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The Black Hills State University ­­­Fine Arts Program invites the community to the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center Saturday, March 23 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. to participate in a public mural painting project to be placed adjacent to the green space in front of old City Hall. The BHSU Fine Arts program is collaborating with local schools and organizations to complete this new art project this summer. 

BHSU students assist with LUX-ZEPLIN experiment at Sanford Lab

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Two Black Hills State University physical science majors are working with scientists and engineers from around the world on the LUX-ZEPLIN (LZ) experiment at Sanford Underground Research Facility. Nolan Maher, a freshman from Bismark, N.D., and Erika Redinger, a junior from Spearfish, are visiting Sanford Lab two times per week this semester where they work on projects contributing to LZ. LZ is a next-generation dark matter detector.