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Lucretia Marchbanks; Joyce Jefferson Interprets

Feb. 3 - 3pm
This will be a lecture taking place in Meier Hall on February 3rd at 3:30 PM. It is being sponsored by UP Team.

--Submitted by Madison Foster

Coffee & Culture Share: Madagascar

Jan. 30 - 4pm
Come travel around the world with us; join us at getting to know new cultures, new countries, new people, broadening horizons. International Student Organisation is organizing its first Coffee & Culture Share. This time, the spotlight is on Madagascar - "an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa". That's what Wikipedia has to say about this country. We're looking forward to hearing more from a student who originally comes from there. WHEN: Friday, 30th of January, 4-5PM lower floor of the Hive, Student Union. Join us!

--Submitted by Karin Humar

Geek Speak: Disability in South Park

Jan. 29 - 4pm
On Jan. 29, Dr. Rickie Legleitner will present the Geek Speak, "Disruptive Depictions of Disability in South Park." The lecture will examine the representation of disability in popular media through the lens of disability studies. After a brief overview of the field, Dr. Legleitner will look in-depth at South Park’s deconstruction of disability as taboo and consider if the series’ sometimes tactless techniques effectively disrupt tropes of pity, fear, and rejection often seen in popular portrayals of disability. Join us at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika

BHSU Reading Council Book Fair

The BHSU Reading Council Book Fair will be held from Monday, January 26th to Friday, January 30th in second floor Jonas right off the Skywalk. Stop by and get some amazing books for your classroom, children, or yourself!

--Submitted by Katherine Carmichael

Rec Sports

Rec Sport's sign up deadlines for

  • Men's and Women's basketball will be Wednesday, January 28, at midnight
  • Dodgeball will be Monday February 2, at midnight

Sign up's are located at Please follow us on instagram and twitter @bhsurecsports, or like us, for all the most up to date information. Contact for any questions or concerns you may have.

--Submitted by Tina Andreana

Job Opportunity for Students Living on Campus!

BHSU is forming our first Eco-Rep program! Eco-Reps are student representatives who will be trained through team meetings to become environmental change agents. These students will educate other residents in their community about environmental issues and encourage them to live in a more ecofriendly way. Hours/Wage: $9/hour for 2-3 hours per week. Learn more and apply here:

--Submitted by Katie Greer

Important 1098T Information

1098T Educational Tax Credit Information If you or your parents are doing your taxes and have not yet received a copy of your 1098T Tax Credit Information you can obtain a copy of that by going to and clicking on the student tab. The first box you will need the school code which is GZ. The next box you will insert your social security number and the last box if you click on help logging in, ECSI will provide you with the pin number for this box. When you have all boxes filled you will be able to view and copy your 1098T. If you have any problem you can call ECSI at 1-866-428-1098. Black Hills State University does not give personal tax advice. Parents and students are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the tax benefits and consult, if necessary, with their personal financial advisors or the Internal Revenue Service for assistance in determining their eligibility for the education credits

--Submitted by Donna VadenHoek

Murder Mystery

Jan. 28th - 9pm
This is like a real life game of Clue. Our theme this year is a Mad Hatter Tea Party. It will be held on January 28th starting at 9 p.m. in Club Buzz. We request that anyone who comes to the event wear a nice shirt and nice jeans. If they want to dress nicer that is okay. There will be free food and drinks.

--Submitted by Krista Steinbeisser - Newman Club

Day at Deer Mountain

Jan. 31st - 9am
Day at Deer Mountain will be on January 31st at Mystic Miner Mountain Resort. There will be 40 slots for students that want to sign up to ski, snowboard, or tube. The passes are paid for so the only thing the students have to worry about is rentals, food, and transportation. The sign ups are open to just on campus students from January 26th to January 29th. Sign ups will then be open to off campus students on the 30th. We will only give passes to the first 40 BUT people should still sign up after the 40 mark. If someone doesn't show up we will be calling the people that signed up after 40 to come and take the pass. The mountain will open up at 9 a.m. For more information or questions contact Krista Steinbeisser.

--Submitted by Krista Steinbeisser - RHA

Student Org Regular Meetings

Gay/Straight Alliance

Every Wednesday
Gay/Straight Alliance meets every Wednesday from 6-7PM outside of the JLR in the Student Union.

Art Club

Every Wednesday
Art Club meets every Wednesday from 3-5PM in Woodburn 305



Students in the News:

BHSU art student to feature work at Matthews Opera House
Thursday, January 29, 2015
Black Hills State University student Ethan Engel will take others through his journey with autism in an upcoming art exhibit at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish.
BHSU student athlete showcases leadership on and off the field
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Eriq Swiftwater is only a freshman at Black Hills State University, but already, he is taking the right steps to ensure a bright future. Swiftwater, who is a business adminis...
BHSU Enactus Team receives $1,500 grant
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The Black Hills State University Enactus Team was recently selected to receive a $1,500 grant from the Sam’s Club Giving Program.

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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