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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.

BHSU student athlete participates in groundbreaking research

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Ashley Davis, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa tribe, from Belcourt, N.D., plays the wing position for the Black Hills State University basketball team and majors in exercise science. This summer, Davis had an incredible opportunity to conduct research measuring radioactivity at underground research facilities in the Black Hills and in Italy.

Faculty and staff lead initiative to place mural in downtown Spearfish

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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.

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.

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