SPEARFISH | Black Hills State University welcomed South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard to campus today as part of the state’s Capital for a Day in Spearfish.
Daugaard visited the Sanford Science Education Center at BHSU, a partnership linking educators, scientists, and students of BHSU and Sanford Underground Research Facility. Faculty and students described the Sanford Science Education Center’s outreach to the state and building design elements offering unique learning and research opportunities.
BHSU entered into a formal partnership with Sanford Lab in 2007 for BHSU to lead the Lab’s education and outreach efforts. The Sanford Science Education Center will link with the BHSU Underground Campus at Sanford Lab, offer diverse opportunities for BHSU students, provide unique learning opportunities to South Dakota school districts, and share science with the public.
Faculty and students from the BHSU exercise science program, one of the fastest growing programs at the university, also shared with Daugaard how they are responding to the growing demand for fitness and wellness professionals.
In addition, Daugaard toured the campus and met with students during the campus organization fair held on the campus green. Daugaard visited with University, business and community leaders at the Joy (Proctor) Krautschun Alumni/Foundation Welcome Center before continuing his day in Spearfish with a Main Street Walk and Community Coffee.
The Governor hosts Capital for a Day four times each year, meeting community members and hosting a roundtable in select cities throughout South Dakota.