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Swarm Day Royalty announced at BHSU

Newley Kartak, senior communication art and business administration major from Colome, and Crystal Savage, senior mass communication and history major from Stillman Valley, Ill., were named the 2010 Swarm Day king and queen at Black Hills State University last night. The theme for this year’s homecoming celebration was Buzzin’ on the Beach. Sting (BHSU’s mascot) was in a tropical paradise role and the week’s festivities were beach themed.

Newley Kartak, senior communication art and business administration major from Colome, and Crystal Savage, senior mass communication and history major from Stillman Valley, Ill., were named the 2010 Swarm Day king and queen at Black Hills State University last night.

Also honored were homecoming king candidates Will Malde, senior physical education major from Hot Springs; Will John Johnson, senior biology major from Whitewood; Ryan Shippy, senior mass communication and history major from Colome; Owen Welch, senior business administration major from Irene; and Jake Davis, senior human services major from Belle Fourche.

The royal court also included queen candidates Crystal (Chris) Burnett, senior political science major from Chicago, Ill.; Amanda Reed, senior elementary education major from Powell, Wyo.; Sarah O’Donnell, senior art education major from Lemmon; Wendy Kummer, senior mathematics education major from Parkston; and Ashley Klinkhammer, senior elementary education major from Mitchell.

Susie Hadrick, student engagement program coordinator at BHSU, was chosen as the Swarm Day mom and Dr. Ken Schallenkamp, associate professor of business at BHSU, was chosen as the Swarm Day dad.

All alumni are invited back to campus to celebrate “Buzzin’ on the Beach” - the theme for this year’s Swarm Week festivities. The Class of 1970 will gather for a reunion to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their graduation from the University. Swarm Week will continue through Saturday, Oct 2.

The Annual Yellow Jacket 5K & 10K Run/Walk that was scheduled for Sunday, Oct. 3 has been postponed to a later date. For updates visit www.BHSU.edu/Athletics.

For more information on Swarm Week call the BHSU Student Union Information Center at 642-6062 or visit www.BHSU.edu/SwarmDays.

Friday, Oct. 1

  • Disc Golf Tournament - 3 p.m. start for BHSU students;
    5 p.m. start for the community (meet at hole one on campus course)
     
  • Alumni Awards Luncheon - 12 noon, Jacket Legacy Room/Student Union
     
  • Hall of Fame Banquet - 5:30 p.m., Jacket Legacy Room/Student Union
     
  • Class of 1970 Reunion Social - 5 p.m., Club Buzz/Student Union
     
  • Class of 1970 Reunion Banquet - 5:30 p.m., Club Buzz/Student Union
     
  • Spirit Night at the Volleyball Game - 7 p.m., Gymnasium/Young Center

Saturday, Oct. 2

  • Parade - 10 a.m., Jackson Blvd. and Main Street (begins at Young Center Parking Lot)
     
  • Tailgate Social featuring Kory & the Fireflies - 11:15 a.m., Parking Lot/Young Center
     
  • BHSU Football Game - 1 p.m., Lyle Hare Stadium
     
  • Class of 1970 Reunion Reception - 5:30 p.m., Hall of Fame Room/Young Center
     
  • BHSU Volleyball Game - 7 p.m., Gymnasium/Young Center
     
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