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BHSU student organizations recognized by SD BOR

The Black Hills State University Theatre Society was honored with the Award for Academic Excellence by the S.D. Board of Regents recently. Pictured are, left to right, Dr. Jack Warner, S.D. BOR executive director; Terry Baloun, S.D. BOR president; Jesse Hamer, Theatre Society member and education major from Rapid City; Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU president; and Brittney Seitz, BHSU student senate president and psychology and political science major from Black Hawk.
The Black Hills State University Jacket Volunteers was honored with the Community Service Award by the S.D. Board of Regents recently. Pictured are, left to right, Dr. Jack Warner, S.D. BOR executive director; Terry Baloun, S.D. BOR president; Richard Raridon, BHSU community service coordinator, Kami Wagner, Jacket Volunteers member and elementary education major from Rapid City; Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU president; and Brittney Seitz, BHSU student senate president and psychology and political science major from Black Hawk.
The Black Hills State University Residence Hall Association was honored with the Award for Organizational Leadership by the S.D. Board of Regents recently. Pictured are, left to right, Dr. Jack Warner, S.D. BOR executive director; Terry Baloun, S.D. BOR president; Lara Goodteacher, Residence Hall Association member and history major from Yankton; John Geske, residence hall complex director; Dr. Kay Schallenkamp, BHSU president; and Brittney Seitz, BHSU student senate president and psychology and political science major from Black Hawk.

Student organizations from Black Hills State University were recognized for their outstanding academic, community, and organizational work by the South Dakota Board of Regents this week.

Student organizations honored at BHSU were:

  • Award for Academic Excellence – The Theatre Society encourages participation in theatrical activities on campus, while providing social and educational benefits to its members. The society holds open auditions for on-campus productions, and is always looking for new participants with an interest in theatre. Students do not have to be a theatre major in order to participate, and backstage work is readily available to those who choose not to perform on stage.
  • Community Service Award – The Jacket Volunteers offer Black Hills State students a variety of community service and service learning opportunities, while also working to strengthen the university’s ongoing relationship with local communities. The volunteers meet weekly to decide what projects to pursue, with the goal to complete at least one community-based project per month. The Jacket Volunteers group is open to all students, faculty, and staff who want to make a difference in their community.
  • Award for Organizational Leadership – The Residence Hall Association serves as a liaison between the university’s Department of Residence Life and the students who live in the residence hall system on campus. Stressing communication and cooperation, the association develops student leaders who are positively involved in their community. Anyone living on the BHSU campus may become a member of the Residence Hall Association.
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