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.
Black Hills State University was named a Top 10 Military Friendly® School by VIQTORY media company. The university earned the Top 10 ranking in the small public university category. BHSU earned high rankings in the “Culture & Commitment” and “Military Student Support & Retention” categories of the Military Friendly® benchmarks.
Black Hills State University President Laurie S. Nichols, along with students, staff, and the BHSU mascot Sting, attended the Board of Regents’ Legislative Welcome Reception in January. During the event, representatives from all Board of Regents universities spoke with state legislators about the value of higher education in South Dakota.
Black Hills State University will hold a public celebration Monday, Feb. 3, to celebrate the 11th President of BHSU, Dr. Laurie S. Nichols, who has been serving in an interim capacity since July 1. The Feb. 3 celebration will be held in the Jacket Legacy Room on the second floor of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. The gathering begins at 3:30 p.m. with the program at 4 p.m. Music for the event will be provided by the Roughlock Brass Quartet.
The online master’s in education at Black Hills State University was included on a list of the Best Online Programs for 2020 by U.S. News & World Report. BHSU offers an online master’s of education in reading. Four master’s of science degrees are also offered online through BHSU: strategic leadership, curriculum & instruction, secondary education, and sustainability.