BHSU student organizations recognized during SD BOR meeting

Author: BHSU Communications/Monday, April 4, 2016/Categories: 2016

The BHSU English Club received the Award for Academic Excellence during the March South Dakota Board of Regents meeting. Left to right: BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr. Dr. Michael Rush, executive director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents Denim Lind, English education major from Spearfish BHSU Student Senate President Lucas Fralick, senior political science and history major from Gillette, Wyo., Caitlin Hill, senior English major from Veblen Dr. Rickie Legleitner, instructor of English, director of BHSU Writing Center, and English Club advisor, Regent Randy Schaefer

BHSU Talking Hands received the Community Service Award during the March South Dakota Board of Regents meeting. Left to right: Karrah Dawson, business administration-entrepreneurship major from Hill City BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr. Jessica Zanton, assistant professor of special education and advisor of BHSU Talking Hands Dr. Michael Rush, executive director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents Samantha Burleson, elementary and special education major from Deadwood BHSU Student Senate President Lucas Fralick, senior political science and history major from Gillette, Wyo. Julia Gibson, business administration-tourism major from Spearfish Regent Randy Schaefer, Hailey Letellier, applied health sciences major from Hulett, Wyo.

The Health Science Student Organization at BHSU received the Award for Organizational Leadership during the March South Dakota Board of Regents meeting. Left to right: BHSU President Tom Jackson, Jr. Dr. Michael Rush, executive director and chief executive officer of the South Dakota Board of Regents BHSU Student Senate President Lucas Fralick, senior political science and history major from Gillette, Wyo. Dr. Charlie Lamb, chair of natural sciences, professor of biology, and HSSO advisor Alicia Benz, biology major from Killdeer, N.D. Joseph Rath, biology and exercise science major from Canton Cheyloh Bluemel, chemistry major from Sheridan, Wyo. Bailey Kusser, biology major from Highmore Regent Randy Schaefer, Shenae LaCroix, exercise science major from Newcastle, Wyo.  

Three Black Hills State University student organizations were recognized during the March South Dakota Board of Regents meeting held at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology recently.

The following student organizations were recognized for their outstanding academic, community and organizational work.

Award for Academic Excellence-BHSU English Club

The BHSU English Club is an educational and social organization which promotes the study of literature, writing of prose and poetry, the Film Series, the Annual Short Story Writing contest and publication of the Green Bowl Review. After having won the campus award for Most Improved Student Organization in April 2015, the Club continued its momentum of becoming a large artistic and community presence on the BHSU campus. Major activities sponsored by the English Club include poetry slams and creative writing readings.

Award for Community Service-BHSU Talking Hands

BHSU Talking Hands strives to educate others about sign language (American Sign Language, Signing Exact English, along with other forms of sign language). Its purpose is to help students, faculty, staff, and community members learn sign language while developing lasting relationships. BHSU Talking Hands aims to have both community and university involvement by volunteering and participating in university activities such as homecoming, a dodgeball tournament, and the Lip Synch Battle for student organizations. In the community, members have participated in activities such as teaching sign language to children at area Boys and Girls Clubs as well as performing for community groups to introduce them to the power of sign language.

Award for Organizational Leadership-Health Sciences Student Organization

Dedicated to students interested in pursuing careers in medicine and healthcare, the Health Sciences Student Organization provides educational information, internship opportunities, social programs, community service projects, and guest speakers to benefit all students who would like to continue their education in the various medical fields. In addition to being an active student organization on campus through participation in monthly meetings, recruitment fairs, and campus activities, HSSO has focused its energy and leadership in three areas: Nerd Night, Professional Development Speakers Series, and the BHSU Science Fair.
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