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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.

Premier Event for “Not Here, Not Anywhere” sexual violence elimination campaign to be held Oct. 12 during BHSU vs. Mines Battle for the Homestake Trophy

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For the past three years, a new tradition “Not Here, Not Anywhere” has been associated with the historic Battle for the Homestake Trophy. Teal-colored awareness ribbons signifying a unified stance against sexual violence and support for victims will adorn fans, players and coaches at the Oct. 12 Black Hills State University football (vs. South Dakota School of Mines & Technology) and volleyball (vs. Chadron State) games. The Oct. 12 “Not Here, Not Anywhere” Premier Event also includes a special half-time presidential presentation.

Alum reflects on “Keep New Zealand Beautiful” research experience

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Visiting the country of New Zealand was at the top of Cole Hemmah’s bucket list. Just months after graduating from Black Hills State University, Cole was offered a rare opportunity to live and work in the country known for its diverse natural beauty. Originally from Sturgis, Cole graduated from BHSU in 2018 with a degree in outdoor education. He was working in Grand Junction, Colo., as a tutor when a fellow backpacking guide reached out to him with a job offer.

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