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Announcements
Summer Internship Opportunity
The Spearfish Sasquatch baseball team are looking for students interested in a paid summer internship for its inaugural season.  Current positions available are concessions manager, concessions associates and stadium associates.  If interested in a summer of watching baseball at Black Hills Enegery Stadium with the new team please see www.spearfishsasquatch.com or contact heidi@spearfishsasquatch.com for further details.
--Submitted by Jordyn Ballard on 2018-04-18

Crunch Time @ the Library!
It's nearing "crunch time" of the spring semester and the E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center wants to help!  Librarians will be front and center to greet and assist students with any last minute questions or issues that may arise the last week of classes: Monday, April 23 through Friday, April 27 8am to 5pm.  
Just look for the "Ask Me" shirts!
--Submitted by Sara Freng on 2018-04-18

4-week Online Humanities Class for Summer
Are you in need of a Humanities general education course? Join the online 4-week ENGL 210: Intro to Literature class, beginning May 7.  This course will be founded on the theme of American Dream/American Nightmare, and will texts such as Joss Whedon's film Dr. Horrible's Sing Along Blog, the graphic novel version of The Walking Dead and the award-winning novel from Don DeLillo, White Noise. Questions?  Contact Dr. Courtney Huse Wika @ Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu
--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika on 2018-04-16

YOUR VOICE HAS POWER

The words of your enemies do not hurt as much as the silence of your friends.” Daisy Coleman.

Daisy Coleman and Audrie Pott are young teens who were sexual assaulted and re-victimized by sexting (sending, receiving, or forwarding sexually explicit messages, photographs or images, primarily between mobile phones). Their stories are told in the powerful documentary, Audrie & Daisy, which examines the ripple effects of sexual assault on families, friends, schools, and communities.

Audrie and Daisy’ stories are not unique...they currently exist in our community. Whether or not we realize it, we have friends who have experienced sexual violence. Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) calls us to action: to acknowledge the prevalence of sexual assault; to understand its impact on individuals and communities; to commit to supporting survivors; to speak out against harmful attitudes and actions; and to take steps to prevent sexual violence.

Sexual Assault Awareness Month (SAAM) provides an opportunity for everyone to learn more about preventing and responding to sexual violence, supporting survivors, and speaking out against harmful attitudes and actions. To prevent this “silent, violent epidemic,” we must educate ourselves and speak out. This SAAM month, prevention advocates invite you to take part in awareness. Watch the Audrie & Daisy documentary, streaming on Netflix; and talk about it with family and friends.

YOUR VOICE HAS POWER

--Submitted by Mike Isaacson, BHSU Title IX Coordinator on 2018-04-17

Events
Beyond the Degree
HSSA & BHSU Psychology Club would like to invite you to go Behind the Degree with guest speaker Hollie Strand MFS. Hollie currently works full time as Computer Forensic Examiner for the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office. She is assigned to Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC).

Hollie received her BS degree in Interdisciplinary Studies in Psychology from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, her MS in Agency Counseling from South Dakota State University and her MS in Forensic Science from Nebraska Wesleyan University. 

Prior to this position she had spent nearly 8 years working as an Education and Public Awareness Specialist/Forensic Interviewer for the Child Advocacy Center of the Black Hills in Rapid City, South Dakota serving local, state, federal, and tribal jurisdictions.

Come explore careers within Behavioral Sciences through Hollie's experiences, learn in-depth about the field of Computer Forensics, how Hollie's team works to protect our community from internet predators, and much more!
When: April 24th 
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Jonas Rm 305
Refreshments and Snacks Provided
 
--Submitted by Nichole Walters on 2018-04-19

Denim Day Challenge
 HSSA would like to challenge all student orgs and departments to wear denim for "Denim Day" Wednesday April 25th and to take a group selfie, posting it using the hashtags #SAAMat/BHSU and, #BHSUHSSA on Social Media.

For contest it must say:
saying ________ org/dept STANDS with HSSA on Denim Day!  

Most Creative/Best Photo Will win a $30 Cash Prize!!
Photos need to be emailed as to hssa.org@bhsu.edu by 2 pm with Winner announced Friday!
--Submitted by Nichole Walters on 2018-04-18

Interested in Nursing?
The end of the semester is in sight! 

Do you have a plan for next year?  Have you picked out your classes?

If you are pursuing the Applied Health Sciences degree, with the intention of moving on to nursing school, come to Jonas Science 169 on Monday, April 23rd, 10am - 2pm!  Cassi Severson, SDSU Advisor for the College of Nursing, will be here to answer your questions and help you coordinate classes.

Enjoy summer with the peace of mind that everything is taken care of! 
--Submitted by Dana Weber on 2018-04-18

University Honors Capstone Defenses

Please join us at the Joy Center on these dates at 3:00 p.m. as our Honors Scholars defend their capstone work to graduate as International University Scholars, University Scholars, and Research Scholars. Refreshments will be served.

Tuesday, April 24th:

  1. Carissa Hauck- “Why Black Hills State University Domestic Students Choose Not to Study Abroad”
  2. Madison Jilek- “Utilizing Cavity Ring-Down Spectroscopy to Detect Trace Impurities for Rare Event Search Detectors”

Wednesday, April 25th:

  1. Kayti Parish- “Purposeful Movement, its Relationship to Kinesthetic Learning, Ways in which it has Already Been Incorporated into the Classroom, and the Full Body Science Project”
  2. Khazayma Khan- “A Revival of Justice: An End to Life Without Parole Sentences for Nonviolent Drug Crimes”
  3. Alexandra Hancock- “Let Them Play: Increasing Time Children Spend Outdoors in Midwest Towns of Fewer Than 15,000 People”
--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika on 2018-04-18

HSSO BLOOD DRIVE
HSSO BLOOD DRIVE
Come DONATE BLOOD on next Monday, April 23rd in the Jacket Legacy Room! HSSO is hosting another blood drive from 9:30-4:00, so smash one of the links below to sign up and YOU can save a life by donating blood!
All donors will receive a FREE shirt and beanie!

Either link will work to sign up for an appointment!

Click here for the google doc sign up sheet
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/13ddHIE4qhXCDo8eCrPnwaaZVK_xK8AptkNQQ_ymWxhg/edit#gid=0

eDonor sign up
www.bloodhero.com
click Donate, and enter the Code BHSU

Remember you can donate blood 3 time a year!
--Submitted by Joe Rath on 2018-04-18

Renaming of the Life Sciences Building
The Life Sciences building on the campus of Black Hills State University will be renamed in honor of Dr. Kathryn Johnson, a BHSU graduate who is owner and principal of Johnson Environmental Concepts in Rapid City. A gathering to celebrate the renaming will be held Tuesday, April 24 at 9 a.m. on the northeast side of the building.  Please make plans to join us.
--Submitted by Steve Meeker on 2018-04-17

Important Information: Spring 2018

Get ready for Spring 2018 classes. Here's some information about registration, attendance confirmation, financial payment and more. View more information

Starfish Student Success System

Starfish Student Success System

Starfish is a student success system that allows the University to connect you with the tools and resources that you might need in order to be successful.

  • Identify and help at-risk students
  • Easily schedule appointments
  • Remind you of non-classroom related tasks to complete
  • Commend you for a job well done