Dr. Jonathon Nero, professor of music, accompanied 45 students and chaperones from the Black Hills State University Choir across Europe this summer where they performed music, gained appreciation of their craft, and connected with significant music history.
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.
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.
Black Hills State University spearheaded the creation of the new public art mural on Jackson and 5th Streets in Spearfish. The vibrant mural, which was a true community project, was completed last week. BHSU students and assistant professor of art, Desy Schoenewies, collaborated with K-12 schools and community organizations to create mural pieces for installation.