Board of Regents approves flat rate for BHSU tuition, extends alcohol discussion

Stephen Farghali
February 3, 2016 • 28 views
Filed under Campus, Jacket Journal

Last December, the South Dakota Board of Regents visited Black Hills State University for their December meeting. The agenda included a proposal to implement the sale of alcohol at South Dakota university events, a program productivity review of graduate rates by major and a pilot test for a flat tuition... Read more »

Matthews Opera House art gallery holds annual Winter Art Show in Spearfish

Becky Kindvall
February 3, 2016 • 39 views
Filed under Community, Jacket Journal

    The Matthews Opera House art gallery held its annual Winter Art Show Jan. 20-28 at their location on Main Street in Spearfish. The event draws a large crowd every year. The show was open to professional and amateur artists who wished to participate and was open to the public. The... Read more »

Board of Regents to Address Key Issues at BHSU This Week

Stephen Farghali, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2015 • 194 views
Filed under Jacket Journal

The South Dakota Board of Regents will meet at Black Hills State University this week, where they will address their December agenda. Among other items, the agenda includes a proposal to allow for the sale of alcohol at specific university events, a program productivity review of graduate rates by major,... Read more »

Student Brings Comic Convention to South Dakota

Student Brings Comic Convention to South Dakota

Chynna Lockett, Contributing Writer
November 30, 2015 • 536 views
Filed under Community, Jacket Journal, Showcase

The second floor of the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center buzzed with excitement as a crowd of nearly 100 lined up outside the doors. Participants were dressed in floor length gowns, decorated suits and elaborate detailed masks. A table filled with collector’s items for a silent auction stood on display... Read more »

Smartphones Can Be a Pain in the Neck

Smartphones Can Be a Pain in the Neck

Misty Bunnell, Mutimedia Manager/Distribution
November 30, 2015 • 372 views
Filed under Health & Wellness, Jacket Journal

Our smartphones could be making us sick. We spend so much time looking down at our phones that “text neck” has become an issue worldwide. “It is an epidemic or, at least, it’s very common,” Dr. Kenneth Hansraj, chief of spine surgery at New York Spine Surgery and Rehabilitation Medicine,... Read more »

Spearfish Local Receives $100,000 Grant to Create Local Food Hub

Spearfish Local Receives $100,000 Grant to Create Local Food Hub

Robyn Hyne, Science Editor
November 29, 2015 • 181 views
Filed under Community, Jacket Journal

Spearfish Local – a student-run program that works to unify local food-lovers and provide Spearfish residents with food that is produced in the region – recently received a $100,000 grant from the Department of Agriculture to expand their program. The program was previously known for linking local... Read more »

Trails To Tales A Multimedia Community-Building Event in Lead

Trails To Tales A Multimedia Community-Building Event in Lead

November 29, 2015 • 132 views
Filed under Community, Jacket Journal, Uncategorized

By Lanna Rois Black Hills State University multimedia students hosted the Trail to Tales a multimedia community-building event series in Lead, S.D. The event was sponsored by the Jacket Journal, Lead Boys and Girls Club, Shepard of the Hills Lutheran Church, Lotus Up Espresso and Deli, and the Hearst... Read more »

Mark Serreze Brings “A Breath of Fresh Air” to Global Warming Debate

Mark Serreze Brings “A Breath of Fresh Air” to Global Warming Debate

Robyn Hynes, Science Editor
November 15, 2015 • 417 views
Filed under Jacket Journal, Science

On Wednesday, October 28, Dr. Mark Serreze, a research scientist at the University of Colorado National Snow and Ice Data Center – part of the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences – visited the Black Hills State University campus to give a lecture on global warming and melting... Read more »

Suicide Awareness Needed All Year Long

Suicide Awareness Needed All Year Long

Anne Orban, Managing Editor
October 17, 2015 • 203 views
Filed under Health & Wellness, Jacket Journal

The month of September was suicide awareness month. During the month, Facebook and other forms of social media were flooded with all kinds of positive posts about suicide awareness. For one month, the world spread awareness about a social issue that can be devastating to both the victims of suicide and... Read more »

Humane Society Celebrates 50+ Adoptions

Humane Society Celebrates 50+ Adoptions

Dani Litaba, Media Sales Representative
October 15, 2015 • 322 views
Filed under Community, Community, Showcase

On April 25, 32 Chihuahuas and six cats were found in the back of a vehicle in the local Spearfish Wal-Mart parking lot. The couple who owned the vehicle were trying to start a puppy mill, and were attempting to transport the animals from Washington to Wisconsin. By April 26, the Western Hills Humane... Read more »