In coordination with Gov. Kristi Noem’s Executive Order, the South Dakota Board of Regents with input from the six state universities has announced that all South Dakota public universities will continue online teaching through the end of spring semester. Originally online classes were scheduled for two weeks; however, given the increasing number of coronavirus cases, online classes will continue through the end of the spring semester. In addition, May commencement will be postponed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.
As American families approach another week of closed schools and social distancing recommendations, Black Hills State University psychology professor Emilia Flint, Ph.D., LP, and her colleague at Black Hills Psychology, Tara Ginter, LPC-MH, provide age-specific guidance for talking with your kids about COVID-19.
Leah (Termes) Oxner, ’13, math teacher at West Middle School in Rapid City, and James Stith, ’10, science teacher at Newcastle High School in Newcastle, Wyo., received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). They received a citation signed by President Trump and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation.
Black Hills State University alumni share their success stories with us every day – and in keeping with the theme of International Women’s Day, here are a few recent favorites. These four are recent BHSU alums from the last three commencements. Because of their experiences and educational opportunities on campus during their time at BHSU, they all had a job lined up following graduation.
State and community leaders joined Black Hills State University in February to celebrate the appointment of Dr. Laurie S. Nichols as the University’s 11th President. Since her arrival on campus in July in an interim capacity, Nichols has actively built relationships with surrounding communities and area leaders, learned about needs of employers, and worked with faculty and staff to improve academic offerings and university services.