History of the University Uncovered Through Findings

Katie Hartnell, Contributing Writer
April 21, 2014
Filed under News

Black Hills State University was founded as The Dakota Territorial Normal School in 1983. By the end of its first year there were 40 students that focused primarily on learning how to properly teach and how to hold a teaching position in the region. Today, BHSU has over 4,000 students in attendance for... Read more »

Enactus Members Impact Local and International Environments

Enactus Members Impact Local and International Environments

Julieanne Morse, Staff Writer
April 16, 2014
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From giving college advice to Spearfish high school students to creating jobs for women in Zambia, one small group of ten students at BHSU involved in Enactus had a multigenerational and international impact. Enactus is an international nonprofit organization of students who use entrepreneurial action... Read more »

Deadwood May Introduce Craps and Roulette

Dustie M. Clements, Contributing Writer
April 15, 2014
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Craps and roulette have not been allowed in Deadwood before but voters will get the chance to decide if these games will be allowed into casinos this November. Gambling is one of the main attractions in Deadwood. There are positives and negatives aspects of gambling that these voters will have to... Read more »

Program to Promote Women in Leadership

Desiree Willar, Staff Writer
April 15, 2014
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South Dakota Center for Enterprise Opportunity is presenting the Women in Leadership Series “Focusing on the Future” program on June 11 at the University Center in Rapid City. According to the BHSU.edu website, the “Women in Leadership Series: Focusing on the Future” program is a unique opportunity... Read more »

Giving Credit Where Credit is Due: Newspaper Procedures

Ashley True and Jaron Jenkins
April 15, 2014
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Imagine working at a job where employee turnaround averages 60 percent every four months, but the staff is always able to pull together to produce a professional product. This is what Dr. Mary Caton-Rosser faces every semester as the faculty advisor of the Jacket Journal. Melissa Revilla currently... Read more »

Newspaper has seen several changes in its years on campus

Ashley Grable, Visual Editor
April 15, 2014
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The Jacket Journal has not always been named so. The school paper started out as the Anemone and was eventually changed to Today newspaper. The change from The Today to The Jacket Journal came about in the fall of 2007 when a committee was put together to decide on a new name and look for the school... Read more »

BHSU Students Photograph A Day In The Life Of Spearfish

BHSU Students Photograph A Day In The Life Of Spearfish

Amy Varland, Proofreader
April 15, 2014
Filed under Art & Entertainment, Audio, News, Photography, Showcase

On March 21st students in Black Hills State University’s photojournalism classes took to the streets of Spearfish to document the daily lives of the people that live in their community for the Day In The Life project. Students could choose whatever they wanted to photograph – the only parameters... Read more »

Budgets, Money and More

Jodi Mathis and Jenna Carda
April 15, 2014
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Running a small business, being a full time student, working a part time job and still having a social life might not sound do-able to some, but this is what being on staff at the Jacket Journal is like year after year. A small budget, a small space for producing the newspaper and a steep learning... Read more »

Website brings College Media Together

Jeff Smith, Proofreader
April 14, 2014
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In the new age of convergence The Jacket Journal has had to adjust to the times and started a new website, bhsumedia.com. Bhsumedia.com is where all the different types of media on campus come together in one place. This past year the Jacket Journal has changed how information is spread in a continuation... Read more »

The Jacket Journal is born

The Jacket Journal is born

Amy Varland, Proofreader
April 14, 2014
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The Black Hills State University newspaper has gone through many changes since it was first printed in November of 1902. The newspaper was originally called The Normal and, according to the first edition, was created to “sustain the bond of fellowship and interest between graduates and those still... Read more »