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BHSU student organizations recognized by SDBOR

Black Hills State University student organization the Jacket Investment Club (JIC) was recently presented with the Award for Academic Excellence by the South Dakota Board of Regents. Pictured left to right, Terry Baloun, SDBOR president; Libby Nisley, professional accountancy major from Broadus, Mont. and JIC secretary; Dr. Sheng Yang, BHSU associate professor of business and JIC advisor; and Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU President.
The Black Hills State University Theatre Society was recently recognized by the South Dakota Board of Regents for their outstanding community service.  Pictured left to right are Terry Baloun, SDBOR president; Jesse Hamer, education major from Ellsworth and Theatre Society member; and Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU President.
One of the oldest student organizations at Black Hills State University, Lakota Omniciye, was recently awarded by the South Dakota Board of Regents the Award for Organizational Leadership. Pictured left to right, Terry Baloun, SDBOR president; Melissa Fire Cloud, renewable natural resources management major from Spearfish and Lakota Omniciye member; Urla Marcus, assistant director of the BHSU Center for Indian Studies and Lakota Omniciye advisor; and Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU President.

Three Black Hills State University student organizations were recently recognized by the South Dakota Board of Regents for their outstanding academic, community and organizational work.

The Award for Academic Excellence was given to the Jacket Investment Club (JIC), which enhances student learning and engagement in the stock market and personal finance management. The group sponsors guest speakers and field trips to increase students’ professionalism and knowledge in the investment field. The JIC is a legal partnership entity giving students a vehicle to invest money and learn how to analyze securities. The club divides its organization into small groups to focus and work on specific stocks. In addition to the club’s bi-weekly meetings, the smaller groups meet regularly to review their stocks.

The Theatre Society was presented with the Community Service Award. The Theatre Society encourages participation in the theatrical activities on campus and provides social and educational benefits for the members. In conjunction with the BHSU theatre department, the group has assisted with nineteen theatre productions. Additionally, the Theatre Society encourages members to be active in community service projects. Last year they sponsored the Paws & Claws Dance Concert, a benefit for the Western Hills Humane Society. They also put on the Woodburn House of Horrors, a two-day haunted house that benefitted the local food pantry and provided a Halloween activity for community members.

The Award for Organizational Leadership was give to Lakota Omniciye, one of the oldest student organizations on the BHSU campus. The group’s name means “a gathering of allies” and that is their focus. The group was founded to assist American Indian students in making the adjustment from home life to college life. In recent years, the organization has grown to include any person who wants to bring cultural awareness to the area. Serving as an extended family to students, Lakota Omniciye helps students make adjustments and share their Lakota heritage with classmates, instructors, and the community.
 

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