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BHSU-RC Announces Scholarship Opportunities

Friday, April 17, 2015
Black Hills State University - Rapid City is proud to announce two scholarship opportunities for students in Rapid City: The John T. Vucurevich Foundation Scholarship and the Rapid City Campus Book Scholarship.

BHSU-RC acquired grant funding in the amount of $125,000 from the John T. Vucurevuch Foundation to provide scholarships to undergraduate students (regardless of home institution) attending classes at the Rapid City Campus. Recipients will receive $2500 for the academic year if they are full time students. Part-time students will be pro-rated based on enrollment. The scholarship is renewable if the student meets the academic requirements.

The Rapid City Campus Book Scholarship is open to any BHSU-RC student (including graduate students), regardless of home institution. Recipients will receive $500 per year if they are full-time students and $250 per year if they are taking less than 12 credits. 

To apply for either scholarship, please fill out the application: BHSU-RC Scholarships. By filling out this application, you are submitting your information for both scholarship opportunities. 
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BHSU-RC will create additional higher education options for Rapid City residents

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Black Hills State University is making plans to significantly increase higher education opportunities in Rapid City following action by the South Dakota Board of Regents today. 

“Students from the Rapid City region have expressed their desire for more options and we are committed to meeting those needs and expanding our offerings in Rapid City,” BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr., said. “As the state’s only comprehensive university in western South Dakota, BHSU has a unique role in the Rapid City region.” 

Black Hills State University - Rapid City (BHSU-RC), will be the new name for the University Center - Rapid City located at 4300 Cheyenne Boulevard. BHSU-RC will maintain current course offerings (from BHSU and other state universities) and plans are being developed for BHSU to offer additional programming including more certificates and associate degrees, additional daytime classes, more dual credit classes and options for weekend classes to meet the needs of students in Rapid City and the entire West River area of the state. BHSU-RC is also making plans for learning options for senior citizens.

Jackson noted that even as BHSU increases its offerings, BHSU-RC will also maintain and enhance collaborative partnerships with other state universities. The Regental universities will continue to be encouraged to offer courses and programs in Rapid City through collaborative efforts with BHSU.

BHSU first began offering classes in the Rapid City area more than 60 years ago when classes were taught on Ellsworth Air Force Base. When facility changes prompted a move from the base in 2011, a site was developed at 4300 Cheyenne Blvd. that is convenient for Rapid City area residents and military personnel and their families. Classes have been offered at the Rapid City location by all six state universities but BHSU has consistently delivered nearly 90 percent of the total courses offered. Now BHSU will also assume responsibility for the administration of the facility and develop additional learning options for residents in the Rapid City region. 

Gene Bilodeau, executive director of BHSU-RC, noted that having a BHSU location in Rapid City will provide cost savings for students who prefer to stay in their hometown. 

“More students are looking for state university opportunities close to home,” Bilodeau said. “People who are employed in Rapid City are seeking additional higher education options right here so they can continue their employment and not have to commute to work or their classes.”  

Bilodeau noted that more students are employed as they earn their degrees. He added that some students may choose to begin taking classes at the BHSU-RC to attain significant cost savings by continuing to live at home and maintain their current employment. 

BHSU-RC will also place an emphasis on creating opportunities for Native Americans students. Currently, nine percent of the students taking BHSU classes in Rapid City are Native American and BHSU expects that percentage to continue to grow. 

“Providing additional opportunities for students to achieve their dream of earning a university degree right here in Rapid City is gratifying for all of us at BHSU,” Jackson said. “The BHSU-RC location in the state’s second largest city will create opportunities for more people to earn their university degree.” 

For more information contact Corinne Hansen, director of university and community relations, at 605-642-6215 or Corinne.Hansen@BHSU.edu

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BHSU @ UC-RC New Student Registration

Monday, January 26, 2015
If you have received your acceptance letter from Black Hills State University as a new freshman for the Fall 2015 semester taking classes at the University Center- Rapid City, you will want to plan on attending New Student Registration (NSR) during the spring or summer of 2015.

New Student Registration (NSR) is a required program intended to provide you with the best opportunities in your first year at the University Center- Rapid City.  At NSR students register for classes, meet faculty & staff, establish relationships with other new students, and begin the transformation to college!

NSR session will take place on the following dates from 1:00 - 5:00 pm:
  • April 24
  • May 29
  • June 26
  • July 24
  • August 14
You can sign up for a session by completing an online form found HERE.

UC-RC Closed in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Monday, January 12, 2015
There will be no classes held and administrative offices will be closed on Monday, January 19, 2015 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
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Resume Review Sessions

Sunday, January 11, 2015

Do you need help getting started or need an extra pair of eyes looking over your cover letter and resume?  No appointment necessary, drop in anytime between 3:00 and 5:00 pm in room 114 on the following days for guidance, help and suggestions.

•Wednesday, January 21st

•Tuesday, February 10th

•Tuesday, March 17th

•Wednesday, April 8th

SD CEO Presents "Project Management"

Saturday, January 10, 2015
Project Management flyer

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Spring 2015 New Student Orientation

Friday, January 2, 2015
Welcome to the University Center- Rapid City (UC-RC)! We are excited that you chose the UC-RC to continue your education. To ensure the process of becoming a new student is smooth for you, we invite you to attend New Student Orientation on Wednesday, January 7. It is our goal that you feel comfortable and are prepared for your first semester at the UC-RC.

Find out more information and sign up to attend New Student Orientation on Wednesday, January 7, 2015! 

Wells Fargo Scholarship Available to a Current or Incoming UC-RC Student

Monday, December 8, 2014
Wells Fargo has recently committed $250 to help pay tuition expenses for one student for the Spring 2015 semester. Any current or incoming University Center- Rapid City student is eligible for this scholarship if they are planning on attending the Spring 2015 semester.

The scholarship deadline is December 31, 2014. Please complete the scholarship form found here and return it to Susie Leahy in room 114 (UC-RC Administrative Offices) by the deadline. Questions? Please contact Susie at 605-718-4142.
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Holiday Hours at the UC-RC

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

The University Center- Rapid City will be open limited hours December 18, 2014- January 2, 2015. The changes in hours will include:

December 18 - 19: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 21 - 24: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

December 25: CLOSED

December 26: CLOSED

December 29-31: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

January 1: CLOSED

January 2 : 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

January 5: Return to normal business hours

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Reduced Tuition for Active Military

Friday, November 14, 2014
The University Center-Rapid City has been approved to offer a pilot program with reduced tuition rates for all current and active military men and women enrolled in courses at the University Center-Rapid City (UC-RC).  The reduced tuition program, proposed by BHSU, was approved by the South Dakota Board of Regents today. The reduced tuition rate will begin in January 2015.

The reduced rate is $246.35 per credit hour. The federal government currently provides federal tuition assistance up to a maximum of $250 per credit hour to military students, so this reduced rate will cover the full cost of a military student’s education.

This tuition rate is applicable to all undergraduate classes offered face to face at the University Center-Rapid City, regardless of which institution offers them, for active military personnel.

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