Black Hills State University


Fall Sports Opportunities for Women

The BHSU athletic department is excited to announce that we are adding two new varsity sports for women this fall: soccer and triathlon. Women’s triathlon will begin competing immediately in the fall of 2015; triathlon consists of a 750-meter open water swim, a 20-k bike, and a 5k run. Soccer will begin to field a team but will not begin an RMAC conference schedule until fall of 2016. If you might be interested in joining one of these programs, or would like more information, please contact either: Jhett Albers (soccer) – 605-642-6885 or Colleen Mischke (triathlon) – 605-642-6259 or

--Submitted by Colleen Mischke

Interested in running an organization?

Jacket Volunteers is looking for president, vice resident, treasure, secretary and publicist for 2015-2016. The club mission to get students involved in the community as a way to transform personally for the better. We do this through volunteering and organizing events such as trash cleanup, coffee with elders or humane society. If you are interested email with a paragraph about which position you would like and why you make a good candidate.

--Submitted by Ross Edison

Paid Leadership Opportunity

Student Support Services is currently looking for Peer Assistants for the upcoming school year. Peer Assistants are upper level students who have been successful in adjusting to university life and who desire to share their enthusiasm and wisdom with new students. Peer Assistants serve as extensions of the SSS staff, helping to welcome first-semester students to the program and facilitate their adjustments to college by providing information, encouragement, and support. This may include providing a campus tour or walking a student to an office or resource, connecting students with organizations and events on campus, providing assistance with filling out forms and explaining procedures, and listening and providing support and encouragement. Benefits of becoming an SSS Peer Assistant include development of highly marketable mentoring and leadership skills for your resume, reward of positively influencing the lives of others, and the opportunity to earn up to $500 per semester with flexible hours. If you are interested in this opportunity please contact Susan Hupp at, 642-6824, or stop by Student Support Services in the student life suite in Woodburn Hall. Preference is given to students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits with a 3.0 gpa.

--Submitted by Nora Leinen

Interested in Tutoring?

Student Support Services is currently looking for students interested in tutoring for the 2015-16 year. We hire tutors for all academic subjects and disciplines including general education classes and upper level classes. Currently we are looking to compile a list of interested and qualified students to be on a call list for next year as our tutoring needs arise. We usually hire 15-20 tutors a semester depending on student need. If hired off the call list, tutors are paid $10/hour and are offered flexible hours that work with their schedule. If you are a 3.0 or higher student and are interested in learning more please contact Nora Leinen at with your name, the subjects you are interested in tutoring, and the name of a faculty reference we can contact for each subject.

--Submitted by Nora Leinen

English Teaching Opportunities

June 1, 2015
Looking for a part-time job? Become an English as a Second Language Teaching Assistant for the Academic English Preparation Program, International Studies. We are looking for instructors at BHSU in Spearfish and in BHSU-Rapid City. Flexible work schedule.

Job duties: Assist with student registration, as needed. Participates in student retention activities, including contacting students through email, phone calls and student email. Participates in scheduled profession development and staff meetings. Learns and implements instructional technology to enhance language teaching. Performs routine administrative functions of the classroom including enforcing student attendance policy, ensuring accurate attendance documentation, obtaining goal documentation. Creates and executes daily lesson plans based on ESL curriculum, current ESL methodologies and student needs to provide interactive, contextualized instruction. Completes a needs assessment with students.

Minimum Qualifications: A Master’s Degree in TESOL and Applied linguistics preferred. Bachelor’s degree in TESOL (Teach English to the Speakers of Other Languages), applied linguistics, or other closely related degree from a regionally accredited institution or a Bachelor’s degree with a TESOL certificate or Equivalent. Experience incorporating technology (Power point, LCD projectors, Smart board, Promethean board, or internet based activities) into the classroom.
Please submit your resume and cover letter to
Learn more at

--Submitted by Izabelle Choi

Register for Fall and Spring Classes

Registration for Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 is now open, by pre-assigned registration priority. Get the classes you want by registering on time. Check My Registration Time and print your Program Evaluation. Make an appointment with your faculty advisor today. Address any registration holds before your registration date.

--Submitted by Johanna Best

Student Org Regular Meetings

Students in the News:

BHSU scholar-athletes record impressive grade point averages
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Scholar-athletes at Black Hills State University have impressive grade point averages (GPAs). Jhett Albers, director of athletics, said BHSU scholar-athlete GPA statistic...
BHSU student honored by White House, 'Champions of Change' program
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Black Hills State University student Eriq Swiftwater was one of 12 students across the United States honored during The White House’s “Champion of Change” pr...
BHSU student spends semester overseas as mobile journalist
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Black Hills State University student Erin Kinsey documented her semester abroad in a unique way. Erin, a mass communication major from Sheridan, Wyo., spent a semester s...

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

Important Information for Spring 2015

Registration for Spring & Summer 2015 classes is now open. View more information.


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

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