Last year, BHSU student Bryce Boser’s winning “Where Anything Is Possible” advertisement reached nearly 47,000 people during the Super Bowl. This year’s game is expected to have an even larger viewership! Get your piece of the action by entering this year’s “Where Anything Is Possible Contest,” where we’re asking you to show us the endless opportunities at BHSU through a marketing campaign. Learn more at www.BHSU.edu/Contest. Questions? Email Adam.Roosa@BHSU.edu. At BHSU, we believe that anything is possible!
-- Submitted by Adam Roosa - 12-1
Presidential Toast to the Graduates
Dec. 11 | Joy Center
December Graduates: Please make plans to join President Jackson in the Joy Center (south of the football stadium) right after commencement rehearsal on Friday, December 11 for champagne and hors d'oeuvres. This event sponsored by the BHSU Alumni Association.
---Submitted by Steve Meeker - 11-30
Children's Hospital Christmas Donations
Dec. 10 | Woodburn Hall
TRIO Student Org. and Kaitlyn Schumacher are collecting donations of crayons, colored pencils, coloring books etc. for the Children's Hospital in Omaha. You can drop off your donations in Student Support Services in the first floor in Woodburn Hall. The deadline for donating is December 10!
---Submitted by Madison Houston - 11-25
40's Boarding Schools on the Reservation - CANCELLED
Dec. 1 | 7pm | Jonas 305
Patricia Catches the Enemy will be here Dec. 1st at 7 in Jonas 305 to speak about life on the reservation during the 40's when there was boarding schools.
---Submitted by Mikenzie Mikkelson - 11-25
TRIO Student Org. Coloring Contest
TRIO Student Org. has their 9th annual coloring contest going right now and we would like to invite BHSU students and children of faculty, and staff to submit an entry. First, Second and Third place prizes will be awarded in each age group. The age groups are 0-3, 4-6, 7-9, 10-12, 13-18 and BHSU students! Please turn in your entry to Student Support Services in Woodburn Room 136 or mail it to Unit 9510. Ages 0-18 include name, age category, phone number and parent’s name. BHSU students include name and phone number on BACK of entry.
---Submitted by Madison Houston - 11-25
Color the Season with Joy!
Dec. 10 | Woodburn Hall
TRIO Student org. and Kaitlyn Schumacher are collecting donations of crayons, colored pencils, coloring books etc. for the Children's Hospital in Omaha. You can drop off your donations in Student Support Services in the first floor in Woodburn Hall. The deadline for donating is December 10! Happy Holidays!
---Submitted by Nora Leinen - 11-25
Honorary doctorate will present at BHSU
Dec. 11 | 1:30pm | Meier Recital Hall
Jerome Greene, noted historian and author, will receive an honorary degree from BHSU during this fall’s commencement. Mr. Greene will be doing a presentation on Friday, Dec 11 at 1:30 p.m. in Meier Recital Hall. His presentation is titled - “Lakota Memories of Wounded Knee, 1890: Perspectives of a People."
Mr. Greene is a retired historian, curator, and manager with the National Park Service and the author of 17 books, four of which deal with South Dakota history, besides numerous articles, reviews, and government history reports, including National Historic Register and National Historic Landmark nominations. A native of northern New York State, he is a U.S. Army veteran, a graduate of Black Hills State University (1968) and the University of South Dakota (1969), and has completed postgraduate work at the University of Oklahoma. You are invited to attend his presentation.
---Submitted by Rod Custer - 11-24
SD BOR will meet at BHSU
The South Dakota Board of Regents will be meeting on the BHSU campus Dec. 1-3. Please help us welcome the Regents and administration from the other state universities. The Regents will host an open campus forum session Dec. 2 from 5-5:30 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room.
--Submitted by Judy Bauer - 11-24
Food War with South Dakota Mines
The Student-Athlete Advisory Committee's from Black Hills State University and South Dakota School of Mines have announced a Food War that will take place between each school's home games against each other. The Yellow Jacket SAAC is asking for help in collecting non-perishable food items and canned goods to help beat tech. Black Hills State hosts South Dakota Mines in basketball on Thursday, December 3, with a doubleheader beginning at 5:30 p.m. The overall winner will be the school that collects the most canned goods and non-perishable food items by weight.
--Submitted by BHSU Athletics - 11-24
Shop Amazon and support the BHSU Foundation!
If you are going to purchase items on Amazon for the holidays or just for regular purchases, would you please use the Amazon Smile link below. It is the same site as amazon but is their organization that supports non-profits. For every purchase you make, Amazon will donate 5% of the purchase price to the BHSU Foundation. http://smile.amazon.com/ch/23-7428348 Please pass this along to people that you know use Amazon for their shopping. Every $ counts! Thanks!
--Submitted by Steve Meeker - 11-24
Travel and Get Credit - Spring 2016 (Philippines)
Travel to the Philippines and Get Credit! The International Service Learning Program provides experiential education opportunities for students to address human and community needs.
This new BHSU program presents a unique opportunity for students to experience structured international opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. The program provides an engaging classroom environment with a cohort of interdisciplinary students and key faculty member. Students will take a 3 credit course in the Spring 2016 semester. Throughout the semester the group will work on a project, culture and preparation before traveling abroad with their faculty-led group over Spring Break.
This program provides an integrated opportunity for students to engage with various cultures which prepare them as global citizens. Open to all students! For more information visit our website or call the International office at 642-6943
--Submitted by Katherine Wildman - 11-24
Open Mic Night
Dec. 2 | 6:30pm | Club Buzz
Bring your poetry, music, comedy, and whatever other talents you have to Club Buzz on December 2nd at 6:30 pm for Open Mic Night! Also, bring your sweet tooth and wallet because we will be having a bake sale! The bake sale is cash only, and all proceeds go to The Spirit of the Hills Wildlife Sanctuary. Co-sponsored by the English Club and WAC. Email Caitlin.Hill@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu with any questions.
--Submitted by Caitlin Hill - 11-19
BHSU Advertising Contest
Last year, BHSU student Bryce Boser’s winning “Where Anything Is Possible” advertisement reached nearly 47,000 people during the Super Bowl. This year’s game is expected to have an even larger viewership! Get your piece of the action by entering this year’s “Where Anything Is Possible Contest,” where we’re asking you to show us the endless opportunities at BHSU through a marketing campaign. Learn more at www.BHSU.edu/Contest. Questions? Email Adam.Roosa@bhsu.edu. At BHSU, we believe that anything is possible!
--Submitted by Adam Roosa - 11-24
We've added more items to choose from at our book sale on the main floor of the library by Jacket Java. Wide selection if you're looking for a Christmas gift, only $1!
--Submitted by Rhiannon Patterson - 11-24
Advanced Studio Lighting Photography Reception
Dec. 12 | 4-6 pm | Jonas Academic Upper Photographers Gallery
The BHSU Advanced Studio Lighting class will be hosting their annual exhibit in the Upper Photographers Gallery. The work demonstrates a year long commitment, by students, to master creative lighting techniques within the photographic medium.
Also opening Dec.12 from 4-6 p.m. in the Upper Photographers Gallery in Jonas Hall is Secrets of Childhood, by Joe Geyer and the Annual Contemporary Issues Exhibition, Bare Originality, in the Lower Photographers Gallery. Both exhibits will be on display through February. The exhibition is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. Work by the following photographers will be included in the exhibition: Joni Burgess, Chase Dahl, Victoria Dodge, Dotti Dodson, Abbi Klyaic, Kasha Nankivel, Taylor Stone, Miranda Swick, Kailey Tennessen, James Alexzander Vande Hey, and Riley Winter.
For more information about the exhibit contact Jerry Rawlings at (605) 642-6391
--Submitted by Jerry Rawlings - 11-23
Campus Energy Tour Rescheduled
Due to a conflicting event, we will reschedule our Campus Energy Tour (originally planned Dec. 2) for January. Date to be determined. In the meantime, if you have any campus energy related question, please feel free to reach out to me. firstname.lastname@example.org
--Submitted by Katie Greer - 11-23
Geek Speak - Capstone Defense
Dec. 3 | 4:30 pm | Jonas 110
Please join us for the final Geek Speak of the semester as Megan Hohn defends her University Honors capstone and prepares to graduate as a Black Hills State University Scholar. 4:30 p.m. in Jonas 110. (Please note the time change from regular lectures.)
--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 11-23
In need of food or personal/household care items?
The BH Student Pantry is located in the ROTC entrance of Humbert Hall and is open from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. M-F, excluding holidays. Please take what you need. If you have any questions--or would like an introduction to the pantry and its services--please contact me at Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu or 642-6918 or Meier Hall 311.
--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika - 11-22
Time to search for outside scholarships for next year so you can complete by deadlines! BHSU has an Outside Scholarship Database available to search for donors’ scholarships submitted for BHSU students, www.bhsu.edu/scholarships. Scroll down to database, choose location as “Outside Scholarships”. Donors submit these on a daily basis, make sure to check often if one will match your criteria! Also other sites where students can search for free are listed on Financial Aid’s webpage, Outside Resources. If questions, please contact Student Financial Services, 605-642-6145.
--Submitted by Deb Henriksen - 11-19
Pet Rock Adopt-A-Thon
Dec. 2 | 4-6pm | Jacket Zone
Pet Rocks make the Perfect Pet! The gift that keep on giving! Come and adopt a pet rock- many styles to choose from, all with 'Rocking and Rolling' stories! Donations are suggested and all proceeds go to benefit the BHSU Art Club!
---Submitted by Desy Schoenewies - 11-18
Children's Hospital Christmas Donations
TRIO Student org. and Kaitlyn Schumacher are collecting donations of crayons, colored pencils, coloring books etc. for the Children's Hospital in Omaha. You can drop off your donations in Student Support Services in the first floor in Woodburn Hall. The deadline for donating is December 10th!
--Submitted by Madison Houston - 11-17
Dean Simpson Announces Impending Retirement
Dr. Pat Simpson, dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, will retire in June 2016. Simpson came to BHSU as a faculty member in August 2005. She will have completed 11 years at BHSU, including five years as Dean of the College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, when she retires in June. When Simpson began at BHSU, she taught undergraduate and graduate education courses, primarily in the Reading Specialist program. She also directed the Paraprofessional Education grant that enabled employed paraprofessionals to complete associate degrees and move toward teacher certification. She became Graduate Coordinator for education programs in 2007 and added responsibilities as college Assessment Coordinator in 2008. Simpson served on the steering committee for the NCATE accreditation visit in 2011. She was selected to serve as Dean in June 2011. “I sincerely thank Dr. Pat Simpson for her dedication and commitment to BHSU students and faculty,” Dr. Rod Custer, provost and vice president of Academic Affairs, said. “Her extensive knowledge, visionary outlook, and constant professionalism have made a huge impact on the continued success of the College of Education and Behavioral Science. She will be missed and I wish her well in retirement.” A national search will be conducted to select a new dean.
--Submitted by Corinne Hansen - 11-17
Submit for Publication: JUR(Y)
JUR(Y) is a high-quality, interactive, interdisciplinary journal catering to undergraduate research and creative activity. Published submissions undergo double-blind review. The open reading period closes February 1, 2016, with an anticipated publication date of April 2016. Accepted manuscripts and projects will undergo review and revision before publication. The journal is currently accepting the following submissions: Traditional research and academic papers Podcasts Creative writing Photography Art Graphic Design Performances Monologues Original musical compositions Cartoons/comics Animations and digital shorts Debates Students must have a faculty sponsor to submit. For more information and for submission requirements, visit www.BHSU.edu/JURY. Questions? Contact Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu.
--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 11-16
Dining Service Survey
Dining Services wants to hear from you. Enter for your chance to win an iPad Mini. We are focused on getting better every day. Your honest feedback is crucial to our ability to craft the campus dining experience. We invite you to participate in a brief (5-10 minute) survey about your campus food experiences. Simply complete the survey and enter your information at the end and you will be entered to win. Click on this link to begin the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/bhsu_fall2015
--Submitted by Bob Dooley - 11-16
Do you have what it takes to be STING!! We want to know. The BHSU athletic department is now hiring persons to be Sting! Must be energetic. $15/hour. Please contact Colleen Mischke if interested.
--Submitted by Colleen Mischke - 11-11
Request for Red Shirt Donations
Dear Colleagues, Students, Relatives & Friends -- We are once again asking for your generous support to help bring holiday joy to the Red Shirt students on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. This year marks the 15th Annual Red Shirt Cultural Holiday Exchange!
The holiday angel trees are to be set up in the Library and the Student Union by Thursday, Nov. 5 – please take an angel and bring the unwrapped gift/s with the angel taped to it. Also, any unwrapped clothes, toys and school supplies are always appreciated. If you want to support our efforts with a monetary donation, please see Jace in J 126, Urla in J 103 or Rosie in J 101. Tuesday, Dec.1 is the final deadline for any donations and unwrapped toys/gifts. We will have our wrapping party on Thursday, Dec. 3 from 4:00-7:00 pm. The trip to Red Shirt will be on Friday, Dec. 4, leaving the BHSU campus at 8:00 am. Please see Jace (J 126) or e-mail for more information on the trip.
We sincerely appreciate your generosity each year and thank you for your cooperation in this annual event of sharing and experiential-learning. Happy Holidays! Mitakuye Oyasin (We are all related) Best Regards, The Red Shirt Elves
--Submitted by Jace DeCory - 11-10
In need of food or household/personal care items?
The BHSU Pantry is open to students in need from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m., M-F, excluding holidays, and is located in Humbert Hall at the ROTC entrance. You'll find the pantry in the hallway to the left. Please, come as often as you need. If you have any questions or would like company during your first visit, please contact me at Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu or 642-6918.
-- Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 10-23
Campus Alert Authorization Codes & Login Info
Authorization codes for the emergency alert system are sent out to non-registered users after the census date. The codes are sent to your official BHSU email address and provide additional information to login and setup contact information and priorities. If you have already registered in the system and need to login to verify or modify your contact information, please visit: https://www.everbridge.net and login with your Everbridge Member ID and password. This username and password is unique to the Everbridge system. If you have forgotten your Everbridge Member ID and Password, please use the "Forgot yoru Member ID?" and "Forgot your password?" links provided on the Everbridge login page.
--Submitted by Garrett Stevens
Student Org Regular Meetings
Women's Chorus Openings
Tues./Thurs. | 11:00am | Meier Choir Room
We are looking for women with any prior music experience to join our Women's Chorus. We meet on Tuesdays/Thursdays from 11 - 11:50. Stop by, check us out, and SING with us this Thursday in the Choir Room in Meier!
Join German Speakers
Tuesdays | 4:00 pm | Killian's
Stammtisch is a group of BHSU and community members who want to use or improve their German language. The group meets weekly at Killian's. You are "herzlich Willkommen!" Contact Connie Hubbard for information: email@example.com
Dakota Chamber Orchestra and other music groups
Tuesdays | 7-9pm | Meier Hall
The Dakota Chamber Orchestra is a string orchestra in residence at BHSU. It is open to all students, faculty, and community members who play an orchestral string instrument. Rehearsals are Tuesday nights from 7-9 pm. The music department has a number of performing groups open to students (and faculty) including bands, jazz band, and choirs. Contact Christopher Hahn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 642-6888 or stop by the music department in Meier Hall for more information about our ensembles.
- Student Senate 3pm SELC
- KBHU-TV 4pm Station (Basement Library)
- Campus Activities Board 5pm SELC
- Lutheran Campus Ministry 5pm 810 N. Yale (The Living Room)
- Early Childhood 12pm and 5:15pm SELC
- KBHU Radio 3:15pm Studio Office (Near Club Buzz)
- Talking Hands 5:00pm - Student Union - Swarts Conference Room #213
- Campus Ventures 7pm Club Buzz
- Enactus 2pm Schwartz Conference Room
- Art Club 4pm Woodburn 305
- COLP 4pm YC Field House by Rock Wall (first and third Wed of month)
- Swarm Days 4pm (SELC)
- Gay-Straight Alliance 6pm JLR Lobby
- Jacket Pack 3:30pm SELC
- Talking Hands 5:00pm - Student Union - Swarts Conference Room #213
- Connection Groups 6:30pm Club Buzz
- Jacket Volunteer 7pm Trump Conference Room
- BHSU Nights of Country Swing 7pm Young Center Dance Floor
- Anime Collective 7pm Jonas 110
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