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January President's Report

Read the January 2017 BHSU President's Report Here

--Submitted by Judy Bauer on 2017-01-19

BHSU Student Pantry

Are you in need of food or personal/household care items?  Visit the BHSU Pantry. Located at the ROTC entrance of Humbert Hall, the pantry is open M-F, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. There are various food options, as well as household and personal care items. Please take what you need.  If something you need isn't available, or if you have questions, send a quick note to Dr.

--Submitted by Dr. Courtney Huse-Wika on 2017-01-17


Submit your work for peer review and publication by February 1 to JUR(Y), a high-quality, interactive, interdisciplinary journal catering to undergraduate research and creative activity. Published submissions undergo double-blind review by a faculty review board; texts are finalized by the University Honors student editorial board. The review board is interested in seeing traditional research and scholarly papers, creative writing, art work and photographs, podcasts, performances, debates, musical compositions, graphic design, animation and digital shorts, debates, and comics/cartoons. For submission instructions, visit or contact Dr.

--Submitted by Dr. Courtney Huse-Wika on 2017-01-17

19th Annual Black Hills Research Symposium

Black Hills State University announces the 19th Annual Black Hills Research Symposium to be held on March 21-23, 2017. The Symposium is an interdisciplinary conference designed to showcase the scholarly work of undergraduate and graduate students in the Black Hills region. 

We are currently accepting submissions from students to present posters or to give oral presentations describing completed research projects or creative activities. Student work must be done in collaboration with a faculty research mentor. An interdisciplinary faculty committee will review submissions for acceptance. Students, please consider submitting a poster and/or oral presentation. 

To submit an abstract, please visit

Please note that the last date for submission of abstract is Friday, February 24th at 5:00 P.M. 

Thank you,

Nikki Dragone and Dan May

--Submitted by Dan May on 2017-01-17

Lucky's 13 Fundraiser

Come join JacketPack on Wednesday the 25th starting at 5pm and help us raise money to help support the Athletics, Theater and art department as well as Sting in the Spring!

--Submitted by Joshua LaFountain on 2017-01-19

Upcoming Cracker Barrels Jan. 28 & Feb. 25

Join your South Dakota state legislators for an open discussion during the two upcoming Cracker Barrels held in our area: Saturday, Jan. 28 at High Plains Heritage Center and Saturday, Feb. 25 at the Joy Center. Cracker Barrels are held monthly during the South Dakota State Legislative session and serve as an open forum for discussions with elected officials about issues that affect businesses and communities. 

--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott on 2017-01-19

Geek Speak Iconography of Desire (And Confusion) Dr. Avi Jain

From company logos, to app icons, to user interface buttons, tech companies grapple with the challenge of compressing complex meaning into simple symbols. Logos and icons are often a sign of the times, and tech companies have a colorful history of logo and icon changes. Meanwhile, we're stuck with an anachronistic symbol for the 'save' button. This talk will connect current trends in symbolic design with the widespread information overload and confusion experienced in some aspects of modern life.

(Encore Geek Speak! Dr. Avi Jain will also present at the Jacket Zone at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, January 20 at 617 Main Street. Contact the Jacket Zone at 717-5801 with questions.)

--Submitted by Dr. Courtney Huse-Wika on 2017-01-17

Sustainability Movie Night

Join the BHSU Environmental Sustainability Student Organization and Hills Horizon for a featured sustainability movie at the Jacket Zone in Downtown Spearfish January 23 at 7pm! The featured film is 'The True Cost.' The True Cost is about the clothes we wear, the people who make them, and the impact the industry is having on our world.

Snacks & refreshments are provided! 

--Submitted by Robyn A Hynes on 2017-01-17

Important Information for Spring 2017

Get ready for Spring 2017 classes. Here's some information about registration, attendance confirmation, financial payment and more. View more information.


Students in the News:

International exchange students choosing to stay and obtain degrees from BHSU
Thursday, January 12, 2017
Seven international students graduated with bachelor’s degrees from Black Hills State University in December, a notable achievement for the University as it aims to incr...
BHSU students named to Fall 2016 Dean’s List
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
The Office of Academic Affairs at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, S.D. has released the Dean’s List for the fall 2016 semester. A total of 742 students mainta...
South Dakota Stock Market Game Program spring trading session begins Feb. 13
Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Teachers may now register for the Spring session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game Program (SDSMG) operated by the Black Hills State University Center for Economic Ed...

Mandatory Advising:


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


Black Hills State University
Student Success Center
1200 University St. Unit 9518
Spearfish, SD 57799-9518
(605) 642-6951

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