Black Hills State University

CURRENT STUDENT ANNOUNCEMENTS

Week of Feb. 15-19

American Film Noir Series

BHSU continues The Big Read celebration of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon by hosting their American film noir series, Feb. 4, 11, and 25, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The film series is free and open to the public. They will be held at BHSU in the Jonas 305.

The films are classics from the 1940s and 50s film noir movement. The movies scheduled are:

  • Feb. 25, “The Stranger” (1946)

The Big Read in Spearfish is presented in partnership with The Matthews, Grace Balloch Memorial Library, Black Hills State University, Spearfish Zonta Club, South Dakota Arts Council, and Spearfish Foundation of Public Education. “The film noir movement of the 1940s & 50s has had a huge influence on modern art, even beyond filmmaking. We are excited to share this piece of history with the people of our community and we are grateful to Black Hills State for helping make this event possible. The Big Read in Spearfish is really a “big” collaboration and we are pleased to be working with so many outstanding groups.” says Ava Sauter, Community Outreach Manager for The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book.

Spearfish is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016. From Jan. 2016-Mar. 2016, our community will celebrate Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon with a full calendar of events. View a full calendar of events for The Big Read in Spearfish.

--Submitted by Amy Fuqua - 2-8


American Film Noir Series

BHSU continues The Big Read celebration of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon by hosting their American film noir series, Feb. 25, at 6:30 p.m. The film is free and open to the public. It will be held at BHSU in the Jonas 305.

The films are classics from the 1940s and 50s film noir movement. The movies scheduled are:

  • Feb. 25, “The Stranger” (1946)

The Big Read in Spearfish is presented in partnership with The Matthews, Grace Balloch Memorial Library, Black Hills State University, Spearfish Zonta Club, South Dakota Arts Council, and Spearfish Foundation of Public Education. “The film noir movement of the 1940s & 50s has had a huge influence on modern art, even beyond filmmaking. We are excited to share this piece of history with the people of our community and we are grateful to Black Hills State for helping make this event possible. The Big Read in Spearfish is really a “big” collaboration and we are pleased to be working with so many outstanding groups.” says Ava Sauter, Community Outreach Manager for The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book.

Spearfish is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016. From Jan. 2016-Mar. 2016, our community will celebrate Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon with a full calendar of events. View a full calendar of events for The Big Read in Spearfish.

--Submitted by Amy Fuqua - 2-13


Student Leadership Event

Students are invited to attend this special one-day workshop, Saturday, Feb. 20, 9 am-3 pm at the Spearfish Holiday Inn. Juniors and Seniors will learn skills to develop their leadership style and increase confidence. Scholarships are available for the $10 registration fee.

Register by Feb. 18 at www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO or email andrea.bakeberg@bhsu.edu.

--Submitted by Megan Lipp - 2-13

Week of Feb. 8-12

Bagels, Bridges, and Buildings

Please join us on Tuesday, February 16, at 9:00a.m. for the grand opening and ribbon cutting for Crow Peak Hall, the Bridge, and Einstein's Bagels.

We will start with the ribbon cutting at Crow Peak Hall.
Please contact Stephanie Harmon at 642-6599 or Stephanie.Harmon@bhsu.edu with questions.

--Submitted by Stephanie Harmon - 2-11


Volunteer at an Open House!

The BHSU Office of Admissions is hosting an Open House on February 20, 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.

--Submitted by Lorrin Anderson - 2-11


Make it a BHSU Week!

Join BHSU Friday, February 19 for BHSU Night at the Rapid City Rush! Sting will drop the puck at 7:05 p.m. Get your BHSU discount by calling Jenna at 716-7825 and mention you are a BHSU faculty, staff, student, or alum!

After the weekend of fun come cheer on the Yellow Jacket basketball teams as they take on rival South Dakota School of Mines & Technology Wednesday, Feb. 24 at the Rapid City Civic Center. Women’s game tips off at 5:30 p.m. with the men’s game to follow at 7:30 p.m. Go Jackets!

--Submitted by Kristen Kilmer - 2-11


Wear your Purple and Gold Friday

Instead of the usual green and gold this Friday, dig out your favorite Purple and Gold BHSU apparel and join us in celebration of Saturday’s Throwback Night when BHSU takes on Westminster (Utah).

To commemorate the event, the BHSU teams will be wearing purple and gold uniforms and will honor the following three teams from the past: The 1975-76 men’s basketball team (who wore purple and gold uniforms) are celebrating their 40th Anniversary, and the 1995-96 men’s and women’s basketball teams who are celebrating their 20th Anniversary. Let’s show the basketball reunion alums our Purple and Gold spirit Friday and wish the BHSU teams well on their final home season game Saturday.

--Submitted by Sheryl Holman - 2-11


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 www.ecsi.net/1098t 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.

BHSU 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 Vanden Hoek Wiles - 2-11


Free! Detective Cosplay Night at The Matthews Opera House

Feb. 12 | 6:30-8:30pm | Matthews Opera House
Sherlock Holmes, Nancy Drew, and Veronica Mars fans unite! The Matthews Opera House and Art Center is hosting a FREE Detective Cosplay Game Night. This evening includes detective themed board games, a fashion show, and refreshments. Detective themed costumes are recommended because prizes for the best male and female detective costumes will be awarded. The fashion show will start at 7:30 pm, with judging and awards to follow. Read more.

--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott - 2-11


International Writing Jam

In celebration of International Writing Centers week, the Writing Center, English Club, and ISO will be hosting a creative writing event focused on capturing places around the world. Whether it's Korea, Germany, or your South Dakota backyard that grips your heart, come to Club Buzz on Wednesday, February 17 at 6:30 pm to paint us a picture with words.

--Submitted by Caitlin Hill - 2-10


BHSU Cheerleading in need of a new advisor

As a student organization, the Black Hills State Cheerleaders are looking for a new advisor. If you are a full-time employee of the university and have a background in cheerleading (or are new to the sport and curious to learn more), please contact: Katie Dolney, katherine.dolney@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu, or Sarah Graham, Sarah.Graham@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu

--Submitted by Katherine Dolney - 2-10


Smooch a Rama!

Don't forget to enter in our Smooch a Rama to win a $50 Roma's Restaurant gift card or a $20 Dough Trader gift card.

--Submitted by Monet Vermette - 2-10


Bake Sale

TRIO Student Org. Is putting on a bake sale this Friday 12th in the Student Union. All proceeds are going to students involved in Student Support Services. Come and stop by with your extra change to get some goodies and support TRIO Student Org.!

--Submitted by Madison Houston - 2-10


Caramel Apples for Sale

Spearfish Veteran's Monument personnel will be at the basketball game on Friday, Feb 12th, selling caramel apples, dipped in chocolate, decorated with various candies, and finally festively packaged. Please help support this amazing group of Spearfish Veteran's in their Monument Project, while treating yourself, or a friend, to a delicious snack.

If you miss them on the 12th, you can still get apples by calling Penney Wiliams at 605-641-1725 or e-mailing p.williams@bhsu.edu. Sponsored by the BHSU Vets Club, Fred Nelson, Advisor.

--Submitted by Penney Williams - 2-10


Meet & Greet A Success!

Thanks to all who participated and helped organize the Meet & Greet with the men's and women's basketball players during last Saturday's games. The fans loved meeting the players and getting items autographed! Marcia West from Phillip, SD was thrilled to hear she won the $20 Jacket Zone gift card! Great job Jackets!!

--Submitted by Donnelle Culver - 2-10


What is National TRIO Day #2

National TRIO Day celebrates the lives that have been transformed by college access and success. Student Support Services at BHSU is a TRIO program.

In a recent essay, Amanda, sophomore SSS student wrote, "I have fought every step for a better education. TRIO has helped on the journey of not only finding the perfect place to earn my degree but to help find myself in the process. I have never been happier than I am right now. I'm working toward what I love and having a great time in the meantime. TRIO has helped with school (and) with social problems--they are like a family away from home. I feel comfortable going to anyone in the TRIO office about any problem I may have. The people in TRIO are caring people and (it) does not matter . . . who a person may be or what has happened. It is a close group of amazing people that will stand together to help each other succeed. Anyone who has been part of TRIO is truly blessed. TRIO is much more than just anther program on campus."

--Submitted by Susan Hupp - 2-10


2016 Spring Swimming Lessons

Swimming Lesson Registration Now Open!
Tuesdays & Thursdays, March 1 – March 31 (Lessons will be held on Wednesday, 3/23 in place of 3/24, due to the Easter Holiday)
6:00 p.m. Parent & Child
6:00 p.m. Pre-Level
6:00 p.m. Level 1
6:45 p.m. Pre-Level
6:45 p.m. Level 1
6:45 p.m. Level 2
7:30 p.m. Level 3
7:30 p.m. Levels 4, 5, & 6
7:30 p.m. Adult
Tuesdays & Thursdays, April 5 – May 5
6:00 p.m. Parent & Child
6:00 p.m. Pre-Level
6:00 p.m. Level 1
6:45 p.m. Pre-Level
6:45 p.m. Level 1
6:45 p.m. Level 2
7:30 p.m. Level 3
7:30 p.m. Levels 4, 5, & 6
7:30 p.m. Adult

Private Lessons: Available at request
Payment Information:

  • Swimming Lessons: $50 each session
  • Private Lessons: $25 each lesson

All registration and brochures are available at the Young Center front desk. Please, inquire and sign-up here. Level descriptions can be found here.

--Submitted by Brock Anundson - 2-10


Student Leadership Event

Juniors & Seniors: attend this special one-day skill building workshop to develop your leadership style, boost your resume, and network with incredible women! Saturday, Feb. 20, 2016 at the Spearfish Holiday Inn; Registration is $10 (Scholarships available); email andrea.bakeberg@bhsu.edu or visit www.BHSU.edu/SDCEO.

--Submitted by Megan Lipp - 2-10


Spearfish Home Show

March 5 & 6 | 9am - 5pm & 10am - 3pm | Young Center Field House
The Spearfish Optimist Club is hosting the Home Show. Vendors will include businesses and non-profits supplying goods and services for home, health, outdoor activities, and more! A small cash or canned good donation is requested for entrance. Proceeds go directly to grants for organizations supporting social, academic, and athletic youth groups in Spearfish.

--Submitted by Katie Greer - 2-9


Geek Speak! The Narcissistic Doctor

Please join us on Thursday for this week's Geek Speak: Dr. Jeffrey Wehrung will present, "The Narcissistic Doctor? Leadership, Ethics, and Dr. Who." This Geek Speak lecture discusses the concept of narcissism through the backdrop of Dr. Who.

We will specifically examine how narcissism can be defined in terms of characteristics such as overconfidence and entitlement, and how these characteristics independently affect an individual's leadership and ethical behavior. After examining the Doctor’s behavior we will determine whether his narcissistic tendencies are a benefit or hindrance to himself, his companions, the earth, and even time itself.

4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110. Free and open to the public.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 2-9


Testing Sustainability on Campus

A team of middle schoolers from Spearfish's Lego team, the Spearfish BlockBusters, recently placed the top award for robot design in a state competition. The competition's theme this year was recycling. The team studied our campus water refill station usage and interviewed Facilities Services about their use, success, and cost in preparation for a presentation to encourage refillable water bottle use over one-time use plastic bottles. As an experiment, they placed informative signs for one week at select campus water refill fountains. After 1 week of testing, they found that the signs did increase usage. Way to go Spearfish BlockBusters!

--Submitted by Katie Greer - 2-9


What is National TRIO Day:

The TRIO SSS (Student Support Services) program at BHSU will celebrate the 30th anniversary of "National TRIO Day" on Monday, February 29, 2016. Enacted by a United States Congressional Resolution in 1986, TRIO Day is a national call to citizens from all walks of life to come together to promote education access and success in communities where TRIO Programs continue to create change.

Watch for more information, along with student testimonials, in each of the campus newsletters this month!

--Submitted by Susan Hupp - 2-8


Troops to Teachers

Troops to Teacher Representative, Bill O'Dea, will be in the Vet Center (located by the mail boxes in the Student Union) Wednesday, February 10th from 1:00-3:00. If you are interested in learning more about this program, please stop down and visit with Bill.

--Submitted by Eileen Thomas - 2-8


Lakota Omniciye/AISES Valentine's Day Bake Sale

Lakota Omniciye and AISES will be selling Valentine's Day inspired baked goods in the Student Union lobby Wednesday, February 10th from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Funds raised will be used to support the 33rd annual Lakota Omniciye wacipi and the AISES Earth Day clean up.

--Submitted by Rosie Sprague - 2-8


American Film Noir Series

BHSU continues The Big Read celebration of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon by hosting their American film noir series, Feb. 4, 11, and 25, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The film series is free and open to the public. They will be held at BHSU in the Jonas 305.

The films are classics from the 1940s and 50s film noir movement. The movies scheduled are:

  • Feb. 4, “D.0.A.” (1950)
  • Feb. 11, “Kansas City Confidential” (1952)
  • Feb. 25, “The Stranger” (1946)

The Big Read in Spearfish is presented in partnership with The Matthews, Grace Balloch Memorial Library, Black Hills State University, Spearfish Zonta Club, South Dakota Arts Council, and Spearfish Foundation of Public Education. “The film noir movement of the 1940s & 50s has had a huge influence on modern art, even beyond filmmaking. We are excited to share this piece of history with the people of our community and we are grateful to Black Hills State for helping make this event possible. The Big Read in Spearfish is really a “big” collaboration and we are pleased to be working with so many outstanding groups.” says Ava Sauter, Community Outreach Manager for The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book.

Spearfish is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016. From Jan. 2016-Mar. 2016, our community will celebrate Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon with a full calendar of events. View a full calendar of events for The Big Read in Spearfish.

--Submitted by Amy Fuqua - 1-25


Graduate as 1 of the 2%

Less than 2% of BH students enjoy the Honors Advantage. Join now and graduate as a Research Scholar and set yourself apart from other graduates in your field. The program requires two Honors colloquia and the capstone and defense.

For more information, visit www.BHSU.edu/Honors under "Apply" or contact me at Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu or Meier Hall 311.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika - 2-8


Lip Sync Battle

Come one, come all to the Lip Sync Battle Feb 18 in the Jacket Legacy Room at 7pm. Admission is $2 for students and $5 for non-BHSU with all proceeds going to the Kenadi Jen Weis Foundation. Pre-registration can be sent kayla.jochim@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu Best performances get a prize!

--Submitted by Mikenzie Mikkelson - 2-8


Girl Scout Cookies for Sale

Girl Scouts will be on campus and at the basketball game on Friday, February 12 selling Girl Scout Cookies. Please help support this amazing program while treating yourself to a yummy snack. If you miss them on the 12th, you can still get cookies by calling Johanna Best at (605) 892-5856 or by emailing bellefourchegirlscouts@gmail.com. Sponsored by BHSU Athletics.

--Submitted by Johanna Best 2-8


Coffee House Music: Open Mic Night

Open Mic Coffee House performance Feb. 11 from 7-8:30 in Club Buzz. Anyone can perform and there is a cash prize for top performers. Coffee and snacks provided.

--Submitted by Mikenzie Mikkelson - 2-8


Personal Success Group

Join us Thursdays at noon February 11th - March 31st in the Counseling Center Group Room located at the back of Club Buzz. Live fully with passion and purpose. Change outcomes by changing your response, heal from the past to move forward, increase your confidence, tackle daily challenges and emotional blocks!

--Submitted by Tracy Hunt - 2-8


Jacket Volunteers and Jacket Journal Blood Drive

Jacket Volunteers and Jacket Journal will be hosting a blood drive on Feb. 16th, 2016 at 9am to 3:30pm in the Jacket Legacy Room in the Student Union. If you would like to make an appointment please go to www.bloodhero.com and the sponsor code is BHSU. We also accept walk-ins. Remember every donation can save up to 3 lives!

--Submitted by Elijah Bush - 2-8


LOCATION CHANGE: Disability Services & Testing Center

Disability Services & Testing Center has returned to their permanent location as of Monday, February 1st: Lower Level of the EY Library and Learning Center, Office #003. Use stairway or Elevator available, see Library Information Desk for key.

--Submitted by Jennifer Lucero - 2-6


Week of Feb. 1-5

Personal Branding

The Yellow Jackets Society for Human Resources Management invites you to join us on Thursday, February 11th for an interactive session to learn how to better represent your “brand” presented by Marla Barnard.

This event is taking place at the Joy Center on the BHSU Main Campus in Spearfish. A social will be at 6 PM and the presentation will begin at 7 PM.

Marla Barnard brings over 20 years of Human Resources experience and has worked in that capacity at the senior executive level for 4 Fortune 100 companies. Her background includes working for energy and trading (Panhandle Eastern/Duke Energy and Enron), telecommunications (Time Warner/Comcast), financial services and manufacturing (Fiserv) companies. Marla also spent 7 years as Manager, Community Relations for Panhandle Eastern. Barnard most recently had her own HR consulting business, worked for Right Management Services as a career management coach and is currently providing executive and career coaching services to managers of all levels.

--Submitted by Ammie Michaels - 2-3


LOCATION CHANGE: Disability Services & Testing Center

Disability Services & Testing Center has returned to their permanent location as of Monday, February 1st: Lower Level of the EY Library and Learning Center, Office #003. Use stairway or Elevator available, see Library Information Desk for key.

--Submitted by Jennifer Lucero - 2-3


Multicultural Mosaics Radio Germany at 89.1 FM

Listen in to the BuzzFM 89.1 radio or live streaming at BHSUmedia.com for a one-hour Multicultural Mosaics show on Germany featuring a conversation with BHSU student Bianca Hutzler. The pre-recorded, one-hour show will be broadcast 10 a.m. on Sundays (Feb. 7, 14, 21) and 6 p.m. Wednesdays (Feb. 10, 17, 24). Multicultural Mosaics is supported through the University Multicultural Committee and the Mass Communication program at BHSU.

--Submitted by Mary Caton-Rosser - 2-3


Movie Night and Pizza

Feb. 9 | 5:30-7:30pm | Jonas 305
BHSU ESSO (Environmental Sustainability Student Organization) is hosting a movie night featuring Wall-E. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Contact Megan Brink at megan.brink@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu with any questions.

--Submitted by Megan Brink - 2-1


Valentine's Singing Grams!

Do you want to serenade your Valentine? The BHSU Concert Choir is giving you the opportunity to share a special song with your Valentine! A small group will perform a very short love song to anyone of your choosing and give them a flower. (You do not get to choose the song.)

This will only take place on campus, so plan accordingly. We will sing these on Friday, Feb 12. A Singing Gram costs $10. Shoot us an email at bhsusinginggrams@gmail.com to discuss details. Include your name, your Valentine's name and class schedule, with professor's names, and we'll go from there. Don't miss out on this chance to make your Valentine's special!!

--Submitted by Katie Zerbst - 2-1


BHSU Cookbook is Now Available for Purchase

The BHSU Cookbook, Buzzin in the Kitchen with Sting, is now available for purchase! There are over 120 recipes submitted by Alumni, Faculty/Staff, and Friends of BHSU. Each cookbook is sold for $15.00.

All proceeds go to Leadership Opportunities for the Presidential Student Ambassadors. Please contact myself at Kaitlin.Spargur@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu or (605) 641-2738 to purchase!

--Kaitlin Spargur - 2-1


Week of Jan. 25 - 29

Campus Garage Sale

Feb. 24 | 8-11am | Field House
The next BHSU Garage Sale will be Wednesday, February 24th at the Donald E. Young Sports & Fitness Center from 8:00-11:00 AM in the field house. Remember, state employees cannot purchase items, but your friends and family are eligible. Spread the word!! If your department has items that are no longer needed, please submit your Inventory Deletion forms no later than February 12th. Thank you!!

--Submitted by Cami Dohman - 1-28


Movie Night and Pizza

Feb. 9 | 5:30-7:30pm | Jonas 305
BHSU ESSO (Environmental Sustainability Student Organization) is hosting a movie night featuring Wall-E. Pizza and drinks will be provided! Contact Megan Brink at megan.brink@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu with any questions.

--Submitted by Megan Brink - 1-28


Scholarship Deadline Approaching

The scholarship application priority deadline is February 1st. Applications are submitted on-line at www.bhsu.edu/scholarships Good luck!

--Submitted by Kanda Guthmiller - 1-26


Legislative update on Saturday

District 31 Legislative Cracker Barrels will be held Saturday, Feb. 20, at 9 a.m. at the Joy Center on the BHSU campus. The District 31 Lawrence County Cracker Barrels are organized by the Spearfish and Deadwood Chambers to give the community an opportunity to hear from and meet with our Legislators. Representative Fred Romkema, Representative Tim Johns and Senator Bob Ewing will give updates on the current legislative session and be available to answer questions from the audience. Please join us for the discussion.

--Submitted by Corinne Hansen - 1-26


BHSU professors, students part of MOH Big Read

BHSU art professors and students will showcase graphic novel artwork during at the Matthews Opera House & Arts Center. The show opens Friday, Feb. 5 with a reception from 5 to 7 p.m. at the MOH. The show runs through Feb. 26. BHSU artists featured include: Desy Schoenewies, Chanel Wiggan and Devin Stephens. The exhibit is part of the MOH's Big Read celebration. For more information, click here.

--Submitted by Corinne Hansen - 1-26


American Film Noir Series

BHSU continues The Big Read celebration of Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon by hosting their American film noir series, Feb. 11, and 25, Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. each evening. The film series is free and open to the public. They will be held at BHSU in the Jonas 305.

The films are classics from the 1940s and 50s film noir movement. The movies scheduled are:

  • Feb. 11, “Kansas City Confidential” (1952)
  • Feb. 25, “The Stranger” (1946)

The Big Read in Spearfish is presented in partnership with The Matthews, Grace Balloch Memorial Library, Black Hills State University, Spearfish Zonta Club, South Dakota Arts Council, and Spearfish Foundation of Public Education. “The film noir movement of the 1940s & 50s has had a huge influence on modern art. We are excited to share this piece of history with the people of our community and we are grateful to Black Hills State for helping make this event possible. The Big Read in Spearfish is really a “big” collaboration and we are pleased to be working with so many outstanding groups.” says Ava Sauter, Community Outreach Manager for The Matthews Opera House and Arts Center. A program of the National Endowment for the Arts, The Big Read broadens our understanding of our world, our communities, and ourselves through the joy of sharing a good book. Managed by Arts Midwest, this initiative offers grants to support innovative community reading programs designed around a single book.

Spearfish is one of 75 communities nationwide participating in The Big Read from September 2015-June 2016. From Jan. 2016-Mar. 2016, our community will celebrate Dashiell Hammett’s The Maltese Falcon with a full calendar of events. View a full calendar of events for The Big Read in Spearfish.

--Submitted by Amy Fuqua - 1-25


Lip Sync Battle! Help us Raise Money for Charity!

Feb. 18 | 7pm | Jacket Legacy Room
On behalf of the Campus Activities Board and Honors Club, we would like to invite you to participate in our Lip Sync Battle raising money for charity as part of our commitment to serving our community. There will be different categories such as best faculty and staff performance, best club and organization performance, best athletic performance, and best overall performance.

It will cost $2 for students (buzz bucks accepted) to attend and $5 for non students. All of the proceeds will be going to the Kenadi Jean Weis Foundation to help build parks for handicap children here in Spearfish. Currently there are no handicap accessible parks here in town that have swings, slides, etc. where children with mobile handicaps can play.

If you would like to sign up to participate in the Lip Sync Battle email, Kalya.Jochim@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu back and include the name of the song that you will be performing by Friday February 12th. This is a great opportunity for us to come together and make a difference here in Spearfish, SD. Thank you. CAB and Honors Club.

--Submitted by Kayla Jochim - 1-25


New University Honors Track: Get Your Geek On

The University Honors Program invites applications for its new competitive track emphasizing undergraduate research and creative activity. Students will complete two Honors colloquia, an Honors capstone project, and the capstone defense to graduate as a BHSU RESEARCH SCHOLAR.

Spots are competitive and limited. Apply by March 1 with an application portfolio consisting of an application essay, an unofficial transcript, a writing sample from your major/minor, and the name of a faculty sponsor. The essay should address why you wish to join the program and detail your current research/creative interests.

Deliver to Meier Hall 311 or Dr. Huse Wika's mailbox in Jonas 108. Questions? Contact Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu or stop by Meier 311.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 1-25


BH Pantry for Students and Student Families

The BHSU Pantry is stocked with food and personal care and household items for BH students and student families in need. It is located in the Humbert Hall hallway, through the ROTC entrance, and is open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., M-F, excluding holidays.

Please stop in and take what you need, as often as you need. If you have any questions or would like an introduction to the pantry's services, please contact me at Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 1-25


The WAC is Back!

The Writing Assistance Center is officially open for the spring semester! We are happy to help students at all levels in all disciplines via online and face-to-face appointments. We provide assistance at all stages of the writing process, from brainstorming, thesis development, and organization, to research, documentation, revising, and editing. Find more information about our wide range of services at www.bhsu.edu/WritingCenter or go to bhsu.mywconline.com to schedule an appointment.

We are located on the first floor of the library- walk-ins are welcome- stop by today!

--Submitted by Ricki-Ann Legleitner - 1-25


Journal of Undergrad Research/Creative Scholarship

JUR(Y): The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Scholarship is now accepting submissions from BHSU students. JUR(Y) is a high-quality, interactive, interdisciplinary journal catering to undergraduate research and creative activity.

Published submissions undergo double-blind review. Students are required to have a faculty sponsor to verify work is ready to submit. The open reading period closes February 1, 2016, with an anticipated publication date of April 2016.

The journal is currently accepting the following submissions: Traditional research and academic papers, Podcasts, Debates, Creative writing, Photography, Art, Graphic Design, Performances, Monologues,. Original musical compositions, Cartoons/comics, Animations, and digital shorts.

For more information and submission requirements, visit www.BHSU.edu/JURY or contact me: Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 1-25


Week of Jan. 18 - 22

Immunizations Deadline

If you have not turned in your Immunizations Records to Student Health Services, you need to do it immediately. We are located in the Lower Level of the Student Union. Get your records to us, the deadline is fast approaching. The documentation needs to show that you have had 2 MMR Shots (Measles, Mumps & Rubella). Please, take this seriously, your classes could be dropped if you are not in compliance.

If you have questions, please call Student Health at 605-642-6520.

--Submitted by Penney Williams - 1-20


Mascot Wanted

Show your school spirit by becoming the face (and body) of the Yellow Jacket. The Athletics department is looking for an energetic individual or two to become STING on game days. Pay is $15/hour; must be able to work weekends of home events. If interested contact Colleen Mischke at colleen.mischke@bhsu.edu or 642-6259

--Submitted by Colleen Mischke - 1-20


Tax Season Phishing and Phone Scams

It’s tax season!! You know what that means… Yes, more phishing emails and phone scams are making the rounds attempting to lure you or even scare you into divulging your personal, financial, and confidential information. We block thousands of phishing emails daily, but there are a few that occasionally make it through the filters, so it is important to always stay alert!

  • If you receive a phishing message, please do not respond to the message, do not click on any links, and delete it from your mailbox.
  • If you receive a phone call from a threatening or even a “nice” person or automated message identifying themselves as the IRS or other tax agency demanding immediate payment, credit/debit card information or other suspicious information, you have the power to hang up the phone. Upon hanging up you may contact the IRS directly using their official phone numbers found on their site, or file a complaint with the FTC or Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration. https://www.irs.gov/uac/Dont-Take-the-Bait-Avoid-Phishing-and-Malware-to-Protect-Your-Personal-Data https://www.irs.gov/uac/Tips-to-Protect-Your-Personal-Information-While-Online Stay safe online and have a great semester!

--Garrett Stevens - 1-19


Try out hockey at NHAHA event

Mark Kazmer of the Northern Hills Amateur Hockey Association invites youth ages 4 to 9 to Try Hockey for Free Day! Registration is now open for the free event; the session is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Northern Hills Ice Rink. Questions? Email northernhillsaha@gmail.com.

--Submitted by Corinne Hansen - 1-19


Spearfish Beginning&Experienced Motorcycle Classes

The South Dakota Safety Council is offering Beginning Motorcycle Classes (BRC) and Experienced Motorcycles Classes (ERC) at Black Hills State University in May, 2016. The courses use the Motorcycle Safety Foundation curriculum. There will be three BRC classes and two ERC classes. The BRC Classes are one evening/night, one weekend, and one day. Two ERC classes will be offered at the beginning and end of May. The cost is $75.00 plus tax for the Beginning Rider Classes and $60.00 plus tax for the Experienced Rider Classes. Upon successful completion of the course the student is eligible to have the motorcycle endorsement added to their drivers license. The South Dakota Safety Council provides motorcycles for the BRC classes. The students are responsible for their personnel protective equipment. Additional classes are offered in Rapid City during the spring, summer and fall. Classes are offered in Sturgis during June and July. For more information and registration go to: www.southdakotasafetycouncil.org.

--Submitted by Brock Anundson - 1-15


Week of Jan. 11 - 15

Veterans-Black Hills VA Health

Alisa Birkholt, VA Black Hills Transition Patient Advocate assigned to the OEF/OIF/OND Care Management Team will be on campus the last Monday of each month starting January 25th from 10:30am to 1:30pm in the Student Vet Center. Her services are available to all veteran students and faculty. She can assist you with:

  • Providing information on veteran health care benefits and eligibility
  • Provide information on VA and community services and resources
  • Assist in coordinating your appointments
  • Provide coaching regarding vocational, housing and economic assistance
  • Resolve complaints and concerns
  • Assist with resource referral applications
  • Information and guidance on veteran benefits.

Alisa can also be reached during business hours at 605-891-8846.

--Submitted by Eileen Thomas - 1-13


Triathletes Wanted

The BHSU athletic department is one of only 12 in the country with a collegiate varsity triathlon program for women. If you have experience in running, biking, or swimming and are interested in learning more about our team...contact Colleen Mischke at colleen.mischke@bhsu.edu Go Yellow Jackets

--Submitted by Colleen Mischke - 1-13


Calling All Accomplishments!

Deadlines, tasks, projects…sound familiar? Take a moment to celebrate a job well done and tell us about your accomplishments. We want to hear from you! The BHSU Marketing & Communications Office is looking for stories of success, overcoming obstacles, and accomplishments to feature in news releases, publications and on our website. Your successes will encourage current and future BHSU students. Tell us about your accomplishments by emailing Kimberly.Talcott@BHSU.edu

--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott - 1-12


Free Leadership Development Class: Sign Up Today

Trump Conference Room
The Leadership Development Series was created as an opportunity for students to gain valuable training and skill development in a variety of leadership areas. Each workshop will focus on different aspects of leadership and personal development.

The series sessions will take place on Wednesdays and Thursdays at 3:40pm in the Trump Conference Room. The same information will be taught at both classes. Wednesday Dates: March 2nd. Thursday Dates: March 3rd. For more information or to sign up email Erica.Whitiker@bhsu.edu. There are 10 spaces available in each class. This opportunity is 100% free for students.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika - 1-11




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.

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Students in the News:

BHSU announces Student Support Services Students of the Month
Thursday, February 11, 2016
Four Black Hills State University students are being recognized for their accomplishments by Student Support Services (SSS).
BHSU to host ribbon-cutting for Crow Peak Hall, the bridge and Einstein’s Bros. Bagels on campus
Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Black Hills State University invites the campus and community to a ribbon-cutting Tuesday, Feb. 16 celebrating the grand opening of Crow Peak Hall, the bridge, and Einstein&rs...
BHSU Ruddell Gallery introducing a new exhibition of moon and landscape paintings
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
The Black Hills State University Ruddell Gallery opened an exhibition of paintings capturing moonscapes and various different landscapes. The guest artist and author of the pa...

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

CONTACT INFORMATION

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

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