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.
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.
Each spring, Black Hills State University hosts the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) Clinic for individuals needing assistance with their tax returns. BHSU offers an Advanced Income Tax course which allows students to become certified by the IRS to work as tax preparers in the clinic. The clinic opened earlier this month and continues until Saturday, April 4.
The Black Hills State University Music and Theatre Departments have a variety of entertaining performances set for the spring semester. Performances will include several senior recitals, plays, workshops, and more. All events are located in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall and are free to community and students, unless noted.
Black Hills State University is rallying 18,000 alumni and supporters around the first-ever Giving Day in school history. Thursday, Feb. 27, marks the 137th anniversary of the university’s founding and officials say there is no better way to celebrate than contributing to scholarships for future Yellow Jackets.