Black Hills State University


June 27 - July 1

Wanted: BHSU Enthusiasts!

The BHSU Office of Admissions is hosting an Open House on July 8th, 2016. We are looking for BHSU enthusiasts to volunteer at this Open House, for prospective students and their families, who are interested in sharing their knowledge and love of BHSU. If you would be interested in visiting with our guests and giving them a tour of campus, please contact the Admissions Office or email Lorrin Anderson at

--Submitted by Lorrin Anderson - 6-28

June 20-24

Recent Alumni Success

Becca Ellis, 2015 BHSU graduate with a degree in professional accountancy, recently passed all four sections of the Uniform CPA exam on her first try. Becca is employed as an accountant at Ketel Thorstensonin Rapid City, SD. While at BHSU, Becca competed in both cross country and track and was actively involved in Enactus, a student organization in the School of Business. Congratulations Becca on your accomplishment!

--Submitted by Laura Prosser - 6-20

Summer Stage Presents "Playing Doctor"

The 10th anniversary season of Summer Stage at BHSU has been fantastic so far! After opening and closing our first two shows it's now time for our last comedy "Playing Doctor" written by Billy Van Zandt and Jane Milmore. The show opens Thursday, June 23, and ALL FACULY AND STAFF ENTER FOR ONLY $7 (special offer only on opening night). Don't miss this hilarious mix up of twisted stories, costumes, and crazy fun accents. The show performs June 23-26. More info at

--Submitted by Kyle Graves - 6-20

June 13-17

Saturday AM Children's Story Time

The Jacket Zone is hosting Children's Story Time EVERY Saturday morning from 10-11 AM. This has been so much fun for our staff to interact with the little ones with reading, singing, making crafts & eating snacks! Please come & join us whenever you can!

--Submitted by Donnelle Culver - 6-14

Multicultural Mosaics on Philippines on Buzz FM

Listen in to the BuzzFM 89.1 radio or live streaming at for a one-hour session of Multicultural Mosaics with students and professors that went to the Philippines last April. The pre-recorded, one-hour show will be broadcast 6 p.m. Wednesdays (June 22) and 10 a.m. on Sundays (June 26). Multicultural Mosaics is supported through the University Multicultural Committee and the Mass Communication program at BHSU.

--Submitted by Mary Caton-Rosser - 6-14

Free Sales & Use Tax Seminar

Free Sales & Use Tax seminar, Wednesday, June 22, 9-11 am at BHSU-RC room 202. Registration is required by June 20. Presented by S.D. Dept. of Revenue. Register at or call Andrea at 642-6435.

--Submitted by Megan Lipp - 6-13

June 6-10

Downtown Friday Nights are here!

Summer is here! Join us each week at Downtown Friday Nights on Main Street in Spearfish. BHSU will have a booth located in front of the Jacket Zone, sponsored by a university group every week. Come join the activities and get your Passport to Summer, a fun way to earn prizes. On Friday, June 10 Brianna Mount will highlight our amazing science programs.

--Submitted by Diane Houdek - 6-6

Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates!!

Chubby Chipmunk Chocolates have arrived!! Enjoy these creamy, mouth-watering, hand-dipped chocolates made in Deadwood, SD and now available in Spearfish at the Jacket Zone!!

--Submitted by Donnelle Culver - 6-6

BHSU On-Campus Recycling Guide

Recycle plastics 1-7 and glass in all buildings. White Paper in all buildings. Aluminum in all buildings. Cardboard in all buildings. News-Papers and magazines in Library, Life Sciences Lab, and Student Union. Motor oils, electronics, computer equipment, CD'S, and cell phones in facility services building.

--Submitted by Nicholas Pappas - 6-6

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 - 5-15

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 - 5-2

Important Information for Fall 2016

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


Students in the News:

Spearfish chemistry connections bring opportunities for high school students at BHSU
Thursday, June 23, 2016
For the past several years, Dr. Katrina Jensen, assistant professor of chemistry at Black Hills State University, has worked with her former teacher, Jessica Zwaschka, chemist...
Case Library at BHSU serves as a treasure trove of history for visitors
Monday, June 20, 2016
Visitors to the Black Hills and local residents who visit the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies and the University Archives at Black Hills State University...
BHSU receives National Science Foundation grant for undergraduate research at Sanford Lab
Monday, June 13, 2016
Black Hills State University received a grant of more than $250,000 from the National Science Foundation to support students participating in undergraduate science research at...

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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