Black Hills State University

In The Moment ... September 13, 2018 Show 421 Hour 2

Creative writing is a gift but it can also be taken as a class.

Dr. Courtney Huse-Wika is associate professor of English at Black Hills State Universtity and Duncan Barlow is a lecturer of English at the Univeristy of South Dakota. 

They deliver creative readings today as part of Black Hills State University's Geek Speak Series.

In The Moment ... September 5, 2018 Show 415 Hour 2

The next STEM career professionals might be the kids who some people think don't have a chance.

Dr. Dan May is an assistant professor at Black Hills State University. He works to teach math skills to under-served kids. His Geek Speak Lecture at Black Hills State is Thursday, September 6 at 4 p.m. MDT in Jonas Hall room 110. The talk is called "Bridging the Gap: Diversity in the STEM Pipeline."

Dr. Dan May joined In The Moment with a preview of the upcoming event.

In The Moment ... September 5, 2018 Show 415 Hour 1

Can an artist find inspiration along a stretch of South Dakota highway?

Altman Studeny spent five days living on the median at Exit 107, west of Wall. His latest exhibition in collaboration with Skott Chandler is now showing at the Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University. It's called "Road Work."

Altman Studeny joined In The Moment from the Sue W. White studio at Black Hills State University.

In The Moment ... July 17, 2018 Show 380 Hour 1

Americans create monuments to commemorate, to mourn, and sometimes, simply to draw a crowd.

Watch 10 MONUMENTS THAT CHANGED AMERICA tonight at 7 p.m. CDT / 6 p.m. MDT on SDPB-TV. It is part of 10 THAT CHANGED AMERICA, a series that explores the nation's built environment.

Geoffre Baer, host of Monuments That Changed America and David Wolff, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts at Black Hills State Univeristy, joined In The Moment with a preview on tonight's show. 

In The Moment ... June 18, 2018 Show 360 Hour 1

The Capitol Hill Challenge brings nearly 3,400 teams of students from all 50 states into competition. The challenge? Invest a hypothetical $100,000 for a 14 week time period in listed stocks, bonds, and mutual funds and maximize the return of your team portfolio.

Philip High School is the first South Dakota school to place in the top ten nationally.

In The Moment ... April 25, 2018 Show 323 Hour 1

If Bach were alive today, what kind of music would he be into? Would he follow the best contemporary classical composers? Would he seek out the sacred by downloading some Christian rock?

David Berberick, assistant professor of music at Black Hills State University, presents the Geek Speak lecture "From Bach to Brain Drill: Exploring the Similarities Between Metal and Classical Music and Fandom."

The presentation is at 4:00 p.m. tomorrow (4/26/18) at BHSU. All Geek Speaks are free and open to the public.

In The Moment ... April 3, 2018 Show 307 Hour 1

Believe it or not in 1943 the U.S. military realized that it didn't have the facilities or the personnel to train pilots, navigators & bombardiers. Given that time, one would be led to believe that would be a problem. Today we talk about the CTD program. Terry Neil King and Paul Higbee are In The Moment ...

In The Moment ... March 26, 2018 Show 304 Hour 1

Join acclaimed pianist Javor Bračić for a fresh experience of classical music. It's called "The Art of Listening" and it invites audiences to do more than simply sit in the seats. The "Art of Listening" is an interactive tour through the essential works, concepts, and characters of classical music

The performance is March 26 at 6 p.m. MT in Meier Hall on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish.

In the Moment ... March 22, 2018 Show 302 Hour 2

Dan Swenson is associate professor of mathematics at Black Hills State University. He gives the Geek Speak "The Geometry of Redistricting" today at 4 p.m. Mountain Time in 110 Jonas Hall.

In the Moment ... February 28, 2018 Show 286 Hour 2

Black Hills State University offers the latest Geek Speak lecture, this one by Jami Stone, professor of mathematics education.

Her talk is called "Trash Has Two Parents: The Person Who Threw It and the Person Who Walked By," and it focuses on the work of acclaimed author Thomas Friedman.

In The Moment ... February 7, 2018 Show 272 Hour 2

Jeremiah Watt is an adventure sport and climbing photographer.

Watt is a 2005 BHSU photography program alum. In 2012, he earned a master of fine arts in photography from the University of Utah. Recent photographic projects have taken him to France, Spain, Costa Rica, Mexico, Argentina, and Belize. He is currently based in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Sanford Donates $30 Million to Scholarship Endowment

Jan 29, 2018
Horatio Alger Association

Denny Sanford is establishing a 30 million dollar scholarship endowment with the Horatio Alger Association. Seven universities in South Dakota are among twelve in the nation receiving an allotment from the new scholarship program. 

Spearfish Piano Duets

Nov 29, 2017

In The Moment ... November 29, 2017 Show 229 Hour 1 

Now celebrating its 13th year, the Spearfish Piano Duets have become a South Dakota holiday staple. We're joined by Dr. Janeen Larsen, professor emeritus, Black Hills State University.

In The Moment ... October 25, 2017 Show 206 Hour 2

David Wolff is Professor Emeritus from Black Hills State University where he specialized in South Dakota and Black Hills history. He's giving a lecture as part of the Turtle Soup Lecture Series, this Friday, October 27 at noon. It's called “Seth Bullock in Black Hills and Reality.”

In the Moment ... October 12, 2017 Show 197 Hour 2

In a world thrumming with joy and agony, sometimes the only thing you can do is pick up a pen. Fortunately, sometimes that's also the best thing you can do. Denice Turner offers a Geek Speak Lecture at Black Hills State University this afternoon. She's the author of the memoir "Worthy." She joins us now for a preview of "Tasting Life Twice: On Life-Writing and Wellbeing"

In The Moment ... October 5, 2017 Show 192 Hour 2

This year marks the 160th anniversary of The Oxford English Dictionary. Andrey Reznikov is Professor of English at Black Hills State University. He's lecturing on the surprising history of gathering meaning as part of Black Hills State University's Geek Speak Lecture Series. He joins us for a look at the surprising history of a very famous book.

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In The Moment ... September 26, 2017 Show 185 Hour 1

Dr. Holly Downing is a professor of biology at Black Hills Sate University. She studies social insects. She joins us today to expand on what she does.

In The Moment ... September 14, 2017 Show 177 Hour 1

Arthur C. Jones is a professor in the department of musicology, ethnomusicology, and theory at the Lamont School of Music at the University of Denver. He is the founder of the Spirituals Project—a nonprofit organization working to preserve and revitalize the music and social justice teachings of African American spirituals. In January of 2017, Jones spoke with SDPB’s Lori Walsh about the importance of preserving this specific piece of musical history. They begin with the origin of his research.


In The Moment ... June 13, 2017 Show 113 Hour 1

Today we learn about the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund. This program honors Vietnam veterans whose lives were cut short as a result of their service in Vietnam, however, they are not eligible for inscription on the wall under Department of Defense guidelines. Tim Tetz is the Director of Outreach for the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund and joins us with more.

Kealey Bultena

In The Moment ... March 29, 2017 Show 060 Hour 1

We begin the hour by talking about the future of altruistic whistleblowers. We talk with Cody Drolc about the legacy and complexities of Edward Snowden and what advancements in insider threat detection might mean for democracy and transparency in government.

Victoria Wicks

The legal status of birth control and abortion has evolved over the years, resulting in an established right to privacy that continues to play out in the courts.

A Black Hills State professor led a panel discussion on that topic on March 28 in Rapid City.

About two dozen people came together inside the Dahl Arts Center meeting room, as about the same number of protesters stood outside the window.

SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.

Lori Walsh

In  The Moment ... March 24, 2017 Show 057 Hour 1

N.W. Engbers is a musician from Sioux Falls. His new EP is called "The Inner World." The songs wrestle with the mysteries of life and death while blending musical styles with honesty and humility. For this week's Moment in Sound, we welcome N.W. Engbers to the SDPB studios in Sioux Falls.

Lori Walsh

In The Moment ... March 16, 2017 Show 051 Hour 1

Chynna Lockett

In The Moment... February 24, 2017 Show 037 Hour 1

This weekend marks the 89th Academy Awards. Before we break out the snacks, we take deeper look at language in the movies and how it is used to identify people and, sometimes, to discriminate. On Monday, Lindsey Clouse presents "Dialect Discrimination from Disney to Django: How Hollywood Uses Language to Reinforce Racial Stereotypes" as part of the Black Hills State University speaker series. We talk with Lindsey about dialect, directors, and discrimination.

In The Moment... February 22, 2017 Show 035 Hour 2

This week’s Dakota Political Junkies are Madison Daily Leader publisher Jon Hunter and Rapid City Journal enterprise reporter Seth Tupper. 

Cara Hetland

In The Moment ... February 10, 2017 Show 028 Hour 1

Deadwood History, Inc.

In The Moment ... February 6, 2017 Show 024 Hour 2

In The Moment ... January 26 2017 Show 017 Hour 2

Guests: Dr. Trenton Ellis, assistant professor of human services at Black Hills State University's School of Behavioral Sciences, Panic at the Meat Department Geek Speak; Mike Huether, Mayor of Sioux Falls; Deirdre Dalpiaz Bishop, U.S. Census Bureau Chief of Geography

In The Moment ... January 26 2017 Show 017 Hour 1

Guests: Ayelet Waldman, author of "A Really Good Day"; Dr. Adam Blackler, assistant professor of history at Black Hills State University; SDPB's Nate Wek, talks spring high school sports; Kevin Woster, blogger, On The Other Hand

BHSU Professor Speaks On Pop Culture Cowboys

Jan 18, 2017
Chynna Lockett

The stock show is coming to the Black Hills and that means the cowboys are too. A local professor took a look at what makes working cowboys different from the ones in movies, songs and advertisements.

Rapid City Mayor Steve Allender takes the stage at the ribbon cutting for the 2017 Black Hills Stock Show. 

Horses stand behind fences and the smell of manure fills an event center at the Central States Fair Grounds. Much of the crowd is dressed in cowboy or trucker hats and tall boots. People laugh as they gather on stage for the ribbon cutting.