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BHSU Center for American Indian Studies to host “A History of Urban Segregation in Rapid City” talk Oct. 18; Alum Dr. Eric Zimmer to present

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Historian Dr. Eric Zimmer will return to his alma mater Black Hills State University this week to discuss the decisions and land swaps which led to the consolidation of Rapid City’s Native American population into specific neighborhoods following the closure of the Rapid City Indian Boarding School. His talk with attorney Heather Dawn Thompson will be held Friday, Oct. 18, from 1-3 p.m. in the Joy Center on the BHSU campus in Spearfish. The event is free and open to the public.

New BHSU “Business Buzz” presenters share career stories with students

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The Black Hills State University School of Business continues its Business Buzz speaker series this month with Jeremy Hoven, Spearfish Market President for Black Hills Community Bank. Hoven, a BHSU alum, will share his business journey with students Thursday, Oct. 17 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Jonas Hall, Room 306. The event is free and open to the public. The BHSU Enactus business competition team launched the speaker series last month.

Swarm Day Parade to honor parade marshals Gene and Norma Schlekeway, former royalty, and veterans

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When Gene Schlekeway was named head football coach at Black Hills State in 1968, he had no idea how impactful the university would be in his life. Gene and his wife, Norma, will lead the 2019 Swarm Day Homecoming Parade Saturday, Sept. 28 as Parade Marshals, in honor of their contributions and support of the university.
The parade begins at 10 a.m. at Jackson Blvd. and Main Street.

Premier Event for “Not Here, Not Anywhere” sexual violence elimination campaign to be held Oct. 12 during BHSU vs. Mines Battle for the Homestake Trophy

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For the past three years, a new tradition “Not Here, Not Anywhere” has been associated with the historic Battle for the Homestake Trophy. Teal-colored awareness ribbons signifying a unified stance against sexual violence and support for victims will adorn fans, players and coaches at the Oct. 12 Black Hills State University football (vs. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology) and volleyball (vs. Chadron State) games. The Oct. 12 “Not Here, Not Anywhere” Premier Event also includes a special half-time presidential presentation.

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