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.
Dr. Sandra Marker, associate professor of sociology
at Black Hills State University, recently returned from a sabbatical where she researched 300 violent intergroup conflicts. Areas of study included civil wars, political uprisings, ethnic and religious riots, and political insurrections.
Dr. Cheryl Anagnopoulos, professor of psychology at Black Hills State University, was recently appointed by Gov. Kristi Noem to serve on the South Dakota Advisory Council on Aging. A well-respected educator and researcher, Anagnopoulos is an expert in cognition, memory, and the psychology of aging.
Josh Vaith of Scotland, S.D., and Rachael Hopperdietzel of Rapid City were named Homecoming King and Queen Sept. 26 during the Swarm Week festivities at Black Hills State University.
Vaith is majoring in professional accountancy and business administration – economics and finance. Hopperdietzel is a psychology and communication students major.
Enrollment at Black Hills State University is down 4 percent this year, which aligns with decreasing enrollment trends across the state and region. This fall 3,858 students are enrolled at BHSU.