Black Hills State University


Week of April 25-29

Register now for fall classes

If you have not yet registered for classes for the next year (or know someone who has not), it is very important that you do so right away. You need to make certain that you are able to get the classes you need and we need to be able to plan for faculty staffing, numbers of courses and sections and rooms. Spread the word. Register today!

--Submitted by Rod Custer - 4-27

Band Concert

Come enjoy the exciting sounds of the Student and Concert Bands as they perform their final program of the year entitled "Sweet Suites and More." Saturday April 30th at 7:30pm in Clare and Josef Meier Hall.

--Submitted by David Berberick - 4-27

Open Mic Night

We are hosting Open Mic Night at the Jacket Zone, 617 Main, Thursday, May 5th from 5-7 pm. Come & Enjoy the music provided by our local students and community musicians!!

--Submitted by Donnelle Culver - 4-27

Early Bird Registration Ends Monday

$25 Early Bird registration ends May 2 for the 7th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon, Friday, May 13. Doors open at 10 am, luncheon is 11:30 am-1 pm. Featured speaker is self-titled 'entrepreneur and passionate wordsmith' Melissa Johnson, owner of Oh My Cupcakes! and partner in Oh My Word! luxury paperie in Sioux Falls and author of the book, Fingers in the Frosting. Registration is $35 after May 2 and can be done at or by calling 642-6435.

-- Submitted by Megan Lipp - 4-27

Adobe Photoshop Basics Workshop

SDCEO presents Adobe Photoshop Basics Monday, May 16, 9a.m.- 4p.m. BHSU-RC Room 103 (4300 Cheyenne Blvd, Mac Lab) Register at or call 605-642-6435 Registration deadline: Thursday, May 12 Cost: $149 seating is limited Review the fundamentals of design and layout and learn the basics in Adobe Photoshop, the premier tool used to edit graphics for print and digital media.

--Submitted by Megan Lipp - 4-27

International Mail Service Notice

As another great year comes to pass next month please keep this in mind International mail cannot be forwarded outside of the United States due to Custom’s regulations and the cost of international postage. Please insure you have arrangements made for your international mailing needs at least 3 weeks prior to your departure from BHSU. Mail Services will continue to contact the office of International Studies of any Packages/Mail that arrive for International Students. P.S. Please insure that you notify all of your mail correspondents of your new address.

--Submitted by Raymond Evans - 4-27

SD Magazine Highlights Library Collections

There is a feature article in the latest South Dakota Magazine, May/June 2016 titled "West River Treasure Troves". The Babylonian Tablets on display in the E.Y. Berry Library Learning Center are included in correspondent, Paul Higbee's picks of West River museum exhibits to see. These tablets, examples of the earliest form of writing, are on display in the library coffee shop. Further information about the collection can be found online at

--Submitted by Bobbi Sago - 4-27

BH Faculty & Staff Perform at Matthews Opera House

Dr. Pam Wegner, theater professor and Librarian Bobbi Sago are participating the Matthews Opera House production of "A Funny Little Thing Called Love" this weekend. Both women perform multiple roles in this hilarious new comedy by Jones Hope Wooten. Shows are Thursday, Friday, and Saturday nights (April 28th-30th) at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee on Sunday May 1st at 2:00. See more show information.

--Submitted by Bobbi Sago - 4-27

Severe Weather Awareness Week

April 25–29, 2016 has been designated Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota. With the approach of warmer weather, it is important to remind BHSU Faculty, Staff and Students to take a moment to review our emergency procedures for severe weather.

In the event of developing weather conditions that could potentially spawn severe weather, the National Weather Service will issue either a Severe Thunderstorm Watch or a Tornado Watch. A Watch means that atmospheric conditions exist for severe weather to develop. If the National Weather Service upgrades a Watch to a Warning, it means that severe storm conditions exist and that you should take shelter immediately.

Read more about severe weather information.

State-wide Tornado Drills will be conducted on Wednesday April 27, 2016

Campus Emergency Shelter locations:
Meier Hall – 1st floor away from the doors and any windows.
Woodburn Hall - 1st floor away from the doors or the Library 1st floor.
Library – 1st floor.
Wenona Cook - 1st floor south side corridor, interior doors closed.
Facilities Services – 1st floor of the Library.
Jonas - basement.
Student Union - 1st floor corridor, or the Jonas basement.
Young Center - Administration Office Area, athletic shower rooms 1st floor, corridor between the shower area and gym.
Crow Peak, Heidepriem & Thomas Residence Halls - 1st floors, interior doors closed.
Humbert Residence Hall - 1st floor south, interior doors closed.
Apartments - first floor bathroom tub with mattress over the top of you or the Young Center.
Life Sciences Laboratory – Loading dock area northwest corner of the building.
Joy Center – basement

--Submitted by Philip Pesheck - 4-27

Get Registered before You Leave for Summer!

Students - now is the time to meet with your advisor to get registered for classes. Registering before summer gives you peace of mind for summer, ensures you get into the classes you need and makes sure that the classes you need do not get cancelled!!!!! Use WebAdvisor to find your advisor and search classes. Contact for questions.

--Submitted by Melissa Haught - 4-27

Student Juried Art Exhibition

The annual Student Juried Art Exhibition is coming soon! Prizes for first, second and third place will be awarded! Our juror this year is Spearfish local artist Becky Grismer, who has won national acclaim for her sculptures.
Rules for Entry:

  • Open to current BHSU students- graduates of Dec. 2015 or later ONLY.
  • All original artwork, created while attending BHSU.
  • Art work exhibited in previous BHSU student competitions are not accepted.
  • All accepted artwork must remain in the Ruddell Gallery for the duration of the exhibition (May 2nd through August 25)
  • All flat work such as drawings and prints must be matted and framed. Works on paper should include glass or plexiglass. Sawtooth hangers will NOT be accepted. Only hanging wire will be accepted for 2D work.
  • 2D and free-standing 3D work will be accepted. Sorry, no video, installation, or performance work can be accepted at this time.

To Enter: Dropoff of artwork is in Woodburn Hall room 318. Works must include TWO IDENTICAL entry tags for EACH PIECE and tape them BOTH on the back of your entry. Entry tags are located in room 318 near the paper cutter.

  • No entry fee!
  • No limit of entries per person!
  • There will be a designated location in mat/frame room (WH318) to leave your artwork for the juror to review.

Entries MUST be Received by: Monday, May 2nd at 5:00PM. No late work will be accepted- no exceptions. Notifications will be sent to your yellow jackets email address. Unaccepted works must be picked up by Friday, May 6th.

--Submitted by Desy Schoenewies- 4-27

Leadercast 2016

Join us on May 6th, 2016 as we explore the the future! Visionary leaders have the ability to see a preferred future, operate in the present, and utilize the resources around them to architect a clear path to a new destination. They work tirelessly to empower those around them to bring a vision to life. Today is better because of the visionary leaders of yesterday, and the future will be brighter because of the Architects of Tomorrow.

--Submitted by Mitch Hopewell - 4-27

Bike 'n Pong @ Killian's Tavern

Take a ping pong break during Finals Week and enjoy some tournament play. MAY 3, Tuesday at 6:00 p.m. $5 entrance fee will help BHSU Enactus Team with travel expenses to Zambia. Tournament prizes include t-shirts and Killian's gift certificate. Please bike to this event or park along N. Ames St along Iris Ct.

--Submitted by Bobbi Looney - 4-26

Part-time Job Board added in the Student Union

Looking for a summer job or internship??? A job board has been added to the entry level of the Student Union just below the Bookstore. It includes summer jobs and internships! Check in out today!

--Submitted by Melissa Haught - 4-26

Pay It Forward

Student Support Services is accepting any book donations from students. If you have textbooks that are not being bought back during the Book Buyback at the end of the semester, or if they are only offering you pennies compared to the dollars you paid, consider donating your college textbooks to the SSS book loan library at the end of the spring semester. By “Paying it Forward”, you are helping other SSS students out of the kindness of your heart and not asking for anything in return. When you are finished using them, please drop them off in the SSS Math Lab in Woodburn 107 office #140 with Debbie Liddick.

--Submitted by Debbie Liddick - 4-26

WC Art Studio Tour

As part of the Art Crawl Week next week, the Art Studios in Wenona Cook will be featuring their open house from 4:00-7:00PM on Thursday, April 28. We invite everyone to view the students' studio space to see what our art students are working on as well as having artwork for sale throughout the studios. The Art Crawl is a week of art, theater, photo, music, creative writing events, and more taking place throughout the week of April 25-29. More information for all Art Crawl events are posted throughout campus.

View flyer of full events.

--Submitted by Desy Schoenewies - 4-20

Late Night Breakfast

It’s that time again! Finals are just around the corner and we will again be serving late night breakfast to all BHSU students on May 2nd from 10 – 11:30 pm in The Hive.

--Submitted by Stephanie Harmon - 4-26

Student Technology Fellow Positions

If you are interested in becoming a Student Technology Fellow (STF) for the Fall 2016 semester, please go to and submit an online application. To be eligible for a position you must be a South Dakota resident,be an undergraduate full-time student, and have a minimum GPA of 3.0. STFs work on campus an average of 11 hours per week, which does not affect eligibility for workstudy. There are only 5 openings available. Review of applications will begin in late July with phone interviews subsequently conducted. Please see the website for more information -

--Submitted by Terry Hupp - 4-26

Paid Leadership Opportunity with SSS

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. 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 Woodburn Hall. Preference is given to students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits with a 3.0 GPA.

--Submitted by Nora Leinen - 4-25

Interested in Tutoring?

Student Support Services is currently looking for students interested in tutoring for the 2016-17 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 - 4-25


CLEP has returned to BHSU/Spearfish Campus Testing Center. The College-Level Examination Program® (CLEP) helps you receive college credit for what you already know, for a fraction of the cost of a college course. DSST is a second option available to receive credit-by-examination. Spearfish Testing Center also offers the DSST. Contact the Testing Center at (605) 642-6099 for more information.

--Submitted by Jennifer Lucero - 4-25

Summer Life Guards NEEDED

The Young Center has 2 lifeguard positions open for the summer. All applicants must have Red Cross Certification to be considered. Qualified applicants can start as soon as April. Please, send a resume to if interested.

--Submitted by Brock Anundson - 4-25

VOTE NOW: KraftHockey Contest

Support local hockey! The Thunderdome in Rapid City has made the finals for a $150k grant and the chance to host a pre-season NHL game, but they need your help! Please, visit to vote for the Thunderdome up to 50- times. Then, text "Rushmore" to 35350 up to 50 times. Voting starts today!

--Submitted by Brock Anundson - 4-25

Art Crawl Poetry Slam

The BHSU English Club and Writing Center are cohosting their final poetry slam of the year on Wednesday, April 27 at 6:30 pm in the new Woodburn Black Box Theatre. Come share your writing, or just checkout some of BHSU's fine student talent. Prizes will be awarded to the top two slammers, judged by a panel of BHSU English faculty members. Either sign up when you get there, or email

--Submitted by Caitlin Hill - 4-25

International Relations Farewell Pinning Ceremony

Please join us on Thursday, May 5th in the Office of International Relations & Global Engagement, Woodburn 115 at 3:00pm as we recognize and bid farewell to our students who will be returning home or graduating this semester! Certificates and pins will be presented to international students and U.S. students who have contributed to increasing global engagement on our campus! All are welcome to attend!

--Submitted by Kaitlin Schneider - 4-23

International Literary Salon Reading

Students of the BHSU Academic English Preparation Program will be hosting an International Literary Salon Reading at the Grace Balloch Memorial Library on Wednesday, April 27th 4 p.m. They will read their original works of creative non-fiction, fiction and poetry. Free food, refreshments and live multicultural music.

--Submitted by Carrie Bartsch - 4-22

Black Hills Heart Walk

Cardiovascular disease is America’s No. 1 killer. The fact is 1 in 3 American adults suffer from cardiovascular disease. The Black Hills Heart Walk educates South Dakotans about the risk factors of cardiovascular diseases & stroke, as well as what we can do to prevent them. There is no cost to participate, but walkers can raise money to support research and medical funding needed to save lives. This year’s Heart Walk is September 17 in Main Street Square, Rapid City. Student organizations, students, faculty, and staff interested in joining the BHSU team to advocate for the health of our campus and community, please contact Bre at

--Submitted by Bre Derby - 4-22

Week of April 18 - 22


I’d like to extend a warm welcome to the GEAR UP South Dakota program at Black Hills State University. GEAR UP, an acronym for Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs, is a federal program that the SD BOR selected BHSU to administer and provide leadership for in partnership with other universities and schools throughout the state. This program is very closely aligned with BHSU’s strong support of our American Indian students and programs, which includes the Center for American Indian Studies, the Jump Start Program, the summer bridge program, and others. GEAR UP is specifically designed to prepare and attract talented Native Students into post-secondary education. We are pleased to be a part of the effort. Click here for more details.

--Submitted by Rod Custer - 4-21

Bridging Generations Workshop

Northern Hills Training Center will be holding a workshop, Bridging Generations, Tuesday, May 10 from 9-10:30 (registration 8:30-9) at the Fred Romkema Center. This workshop will help you gain perspectives of different generations, discover tips for communicating, and more. Contact Chris Davis for more information; 642-2785 x232 or The workshop will be presented by Leah Braun, Harney Business Group.

--Submitted by Megan Lipp- 4-21

Celebrating Women in Business

Registration is open for the 7th Annual Celebrating Women in Business Luncheon, Friday, May 13. Doors open at 10 am, luncheon is 11:30 am-1 pm. Featured speaker is self-titled 'entrepreneur and passionate wordsmith' Melissa Johnson, owner of Oh My Cupcakes! and partner in Oh My Word! luxury paperie in Sioux Falls and author of the book, Fingers in the Frosting. Registration is $25 until May 2 and can be done at or by calling 642-6435.

--Submitted by Megan Lipp- 4-21

The University Honors Capstone Defense

Please join us on Thursday, April 28 at the Joy Center at 4:00 p.m. for the last Geek Speak of the year: The University Honors Capstone Defense. Ashley Ruegg and Alicia Benz will present their Honors capstone work, "The Islamic Moorish Influence on the Architecture in the South of Spain," and "In vitro Nanoparticle Cytotoxicity on Buffalo Rat Liver Cells," respectively. Please join us as they complete the final requirement for the program and prepare to graduate as International University Scholars. This lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika - 4-21

Young Adult Literature Course

We have recently added an (online) summer Young Adult Literature course (ENGL 406: Adolescent Literature) that will run from May 16-June 30. This class will NOT be offered on campus again until spring 2018, so ENGL ED majors Non-ENGL majors graduating before or student teaching that semester need this course. ENGL majors and minors, this serves as a 400-level elective. ALL YA literature fans welcome (!); depending on your program, it may serve as a free elective. Questions? Contact Dr. Courtney Huse Wika at

--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika - 4-21

Mail Forwarding for Students

Please remember to check your mailboxes before you leave. If you are a student who receives mail here on campus and plan on leaving for any reason please go to the BHSU web site and provide your change of address for mail services.

Fill out all of the appropriate information including departure and return dates if applicable then select the ‘Submit’ button so you can continue to receive your mail.

Note: There is no mail forwarding for ‘International Mail’, P.S. Please insure that you notify your mail correspondents of your new address. Mail services will maintain mail forwarding records for Students for one year.

--Submitted by Raymond Evans - 4-20

Student Display Traditional Lakota Art

Everyone is cordially invited to celebrate Lakota ways through Lakota arts! A display of traditional Lakota art will beheld on the second floor lobby of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 26 and April 27, 2016. Students from the ART/AIS 143 class will display their art projects each day, from 9:00 am to2:00 pm. Please stop by!

--Submitted by Jace DeCroy - 4-20

Activating Summer D2L Courses

If you will be teaching a summer course which begins on May 9, please consider activating your course(s) so that students can see them on their D2L accounts. Thank you!!

--Submitted by Terry Hupp - 4-20

BHSU Scholarships and Credit Hours

Just a reminder that your BHSU renewable scholarships require 30 completed BHSU credit hours per academic year. Please contact me with any of your scholarship questions or concerns.

--Submitted by Kanda Guthmiller - 4-19

Need assistance applying for jobs?

If you are applying for full-time, part-time, or summer employment, Kevin Klunder from the SD Dept. of Labor-Spearfish will be in the Vet Center (located in the Student Union by the game room) on Thursday, April 21st from 1:00-3:00 pm. He is an expert on applying for SD state jobs, jobs through, plus other resources. He is also available to help with resumes and cover letters. ALL are welcome to stop in with your job search questions.

--Submitted by Eileen Thomas - 4-19

Renting Ida Henton Park/The Joy Center

If you are interested in renting the Joy Centeror Ida Henton Park for an upcoming event please contact Kanda Guthmiller at 642-6335.

--Submitted by Kanda Guthmiller - 4-19

Don't Get Hooked

You may not realize it, but you are a phishing target at school, at work, and at home. Ultimately, you are the most effective way to detect and stop phishing scams. When viewing e-mail messages, texts, or social media posts, look for the following indicators to prevent stolen passwords, personal data, or private information.
• Beware sketchy messages. Phishy messages may include a formal salutation, overly-friendly tone, grammatical errors, urgent requests, or gimmicks.
• Avoid opening links and attachments. Even if you know the sender, don't click on links that could direct you to a bad website. And do not open attachments unless you are expecting a file from someone.
• Verify the source. Check the sender's e-mail address to make sure it's legitimate. If in doubt, just delete the message.
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--Submitted by Garrett Stevens - 4-18

Scholastic Book Fair!

The week of April 25th-29th 9am-2pm, Reading Council will be hosting a Scholastic Book Fair in the Jonas Skywalk. All fair rewards will be used to purchase books for the BHSU Reading Council members to use in their future classrooms. Books for preschool aged children to 8th grade. Come browse the hundreds of books and support BHSU Reading Council!

--Submitted by Karley LaFountain - 4-18

Campus Activities Board Openings

Are you interested in getting involved? Help program and bring fun to the BHSU campus by applying to the Campus Activities Board. There is a wide variety of committees to be on. Submit an application.

--Submitted by Mikenzie Mikkelson - 4-18

Week of April 11 - 15

Master of Science in Sustainability

The Master of Science in Sustainability Program at Black Hills State University is now accepting applications for the fall semester. The two year fully online program prepares students to be proficient problem solvers and competent change agents - capabilities that are highly sought after by employers in today’s complex and fast changing world. Graduates of BHSU’s sustainability program are working and making a difference in the National Forest Service, the National Park Service, the advertising business, and in construction, to name a few. For more information go to the BHSU Sustainability Web page or contact a Sustainability Coordinator at Become a part of a sustainable future and Apply Today!

--Submitted by Sandra Marker - 4-13

Summer Lifeguards Needed

The Young Center has 2 lifeguard positions open for the summer. All applicants must have Red Cross Certification to be considered. Qualified applicants can start as soon as April. Please, send a resume to if interested.

--Submitted by Brock Anundson - 4-13

$1,000 Scholarships for Emerging Leaders

The Uttke Student Leader Award is a competitive scholarship opportunity for BHSU students. This award is intended to support and promote student leadership development and will be awarded to the most promising leader in each category (see website). On May 6th, leaders from the Black Hills region will gather for Leadercast BHSU, a one day, simulcast from Atlanta, GA including internationally recognized leaders from across a wide spectrum of organizations and industry. This one day event will offer leadership development and networking opportunities. Students submitting essays must be in attendance in order to receive the award, which will be announced during lunch.

--Submitted by Thomas Hopewell - 4-13

Part-time Job Board added in the Student Union

Students: A job board for part-time jobs, summer jobs and internships has been added to the entry level of the Student Union just below the Help Desk and Bookstore. This is your one-stop-shop for part-time jobs and internship opportunities. Please stop by and check it out today!!! Jacket Job Link will be used for professional careers and internships only. Contact with any questions.

--Submitted by Melissa Haught - 4-12

Week of April 4 - 8

New Rock Class Offered Fall 2016

Ever wondered what its like to play in a Rock Band? The BHSU music department is offering a select section of MUS-100 that focuses on learning how to perform in a rock band using guitars, bass guitars,drums, and vocals. Space is limited so register soon if you want to get your inner rock star on! Contact Dr. Berberick with questions at Meier 103 or email

--Submitted by David Berberick - 4-6

IMPORTANT General Education Changes

**Faculty and Students, please note** At last week's Board of Regents meetings, BHSU's IGR's were officially eliminated. For students in the 2016 academic catalog, the general education requirements have been reduced by 11 credits. Total credits needed for graduation remain the same so additional elective credit may be necessary. This change does not apply to students in earlier catalogs.
The changes are:
· Students no longer need WEL100 and WEL 100L
· Students need two social science courses instead of three*
· Students need two arts and humanities courses instead of four* *Courses must be from different disciplines.

Students who have not completed their general education requirements may find it advantageous to move forward to the 2016 catalog. Their major and minor requirements would also move forward.

Contact the Registrar’s Office (Woodburn 103) for more information or to change catalog year.

--Submitted by Rod Custer - 4-6

Course number change

Students and Faculty Please note the following course number change - SPED 300 will now be renumbered as SPED 100 – it is the same course. This change is due to common course numbering policy across all State Universities. If students have taken SPED 300 or SPED 405, they do not have to take SPED 100. This change will take effect Fall 2016. SPED 300 will still be offered during this summer.

--Submitted by Melissa Woodall - 4-6

World Music for Gen Ed Globalization

MUS 240 Music of Other Cultures (3 credits, TTh 2:00-3:15). While not on some BHSU gen ed lists, this class DOES COUNT as an A&H gen ed course and fulfills the globalization requirement. Explore World Music and how other societies use music in their daily lives for entertainment, work, and religion.

--Submitted by Christopher Hahn - 4-6

Week of March 28 - April 1

Visit Germany this summer

This summer BHSU is offering a special class on Global Innovation in Manufacturing and Management. The BHSU-Faculty Led Experience (approximately June 3-16, 2016) provides a unique opportunity for students to learn about international business with a focus on innovation in manufacturing and management. Prior to departure the faculty-led group will study international business and entrepreneurial development, as well as learning about German culture. While in Germany we will tour manufacturing and distribution facilities throughout the region. Students will also have free time to explore the town of Aalan and the surrounding area.

This course may substitute for BADM407 (International Business), BADM336 (Entrepreneurship I), MGMT640 (Entrepreneurship), or as an upper level business elective.

Due to limited space on the tours, enrollment in the class is capped at 10 students. Please apply here if you would like to attend this trip.

We will be accepting applications through the end of March after which faculty will begin selecting students they feel will benefit most from participating. Selected students will be notified during the first week of April. Fees related to travel and expenses may be eligible for consideration in financial aid. Please let me know if you have any questions or contact the international studies office to learn about more opportunities to broaden your education by studying abroad. - Dr. Jeff Wehrung

--Submitted by Jeffrey Wehrung - 3-28

Camp Invention

Coming June 6-10 2016 @ BHSU Main Campus Students entering grades 1-6 CampInvention is a STEM focused youth program that encourages 21st century skill development by presenting students with curriculum that focuses on real-world challenges, encourages problem solving and critical thinking skills through science themed and engaging hands-on investigation. Students will work with robotics, physics, and design related materials that promote real world skills and encourage practical, job related knowledge, boosting them to seek further interest in these areas. Take apart machines Invent Prototypes to change the world Explore Robots Design Inventions Engineer Buildings Make new friends while solving challenges and more! Registration Information

--Submitted by Cody Lawson - 3-25

Important Information for Spring 2016

Get ready for Spring 2016 classes. Here's some information about registration, attendance confirmation, financial payment and more. View more information.


Students in the News:

BHSU spring commencement ceremony to honor more than 390 graduates
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The spring commencement ceremony is at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 7 at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the BHSU campus. 
South Dakota Stock Market Game announces top teams for the spring trading session
Thursday, April 28, 2016
The spring session of the South Dakota Stock Market Game (SDSMG) concluded its 10-week trading session April 22. The SDSMG is operated by the Black Hills State University...
BHSU to award honorary doctorate to former Presidential advisor during spring commencement ceremony
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Black Hills State University will award an Honorary Doctorate to Jodi Archambault Gillette, former special assistant to President Barack Obama for Native American Affairs, dur...

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