Faculty and students at Black Hills State University are beginning their second week of online classes today, following the announcement that all South Dakota public universities will continue online teaching through the end of the spring semester due to COVID-19. The adjustment has been challenging, but the connections among the BHSU community are helping students find a way forward.
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.
As American families approach another week of closed schools and social distancing recommendations, Black Hills State University psychology professor Emilia Flint, Ph.D., LP, and her colleague at Black Hills Psychology, Tara Ginter, LPC-MH, provide age-specific guidance for talking with your kids about COVID-19.
Black Hills State University, along with the five other South Dakota Board of Regents schools, extended spring break through this week, and for the next two weeks classes will be taught online.
Leah (Termes) Oxner, ’13, math teacher at West Middle School in Rapid City, and James Stith, ’10, science teacher at Newcastle High School in Newcastle, Wyo., received the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST). They received a citation signed by President Trump and $10,000 from the National Science Foundation.