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Rec Sports

Referee's wanted for work study! Please send an email to for more information Monday- 7-9 PM Yoga with Hayli Barnthouse Tuesday-6-9 PM Indoor Co-ed Soccer in the field house Wednesday-6-9 PM Co-ed and Women's Volleyball Thursday- 6-9 PM Indoor co-ed soccer, women's and co-ed volleyball.
Sign-ups are available now on or contact us at

--Submitted by Tina Andreana

Jacket Volunteers Meeting

March 5 | 11am | Library
Come to the Library at 11am on Thursday 3/5/15 for the next Jacket Volunteers meeting. We will be planning the next volunteer event for March 2014 we need ideas and people. Meet in the coffee shop area.

--Submitted by Ross Edison

Summer Positions Available in Residence Life

Residence Life (the Summer Conference division) is currently seeking applicants for summer host and rally host positions. Summer host positions are hired for the entire summer; rally host positions are hired for BHSU's rally dates (coinciding with the 75th Sturgis Motorcycle Rally). Descriptions of both positions and a link to application forms are available on Jacket Joblink or can be picked up in the Humbert Hall Testing Center. Please considering spending all or part of your summer at BHSU as a summer host or a rally host! For more information contact Nancy Shuck at

--Submitted by Nancy Shuck

Jackettes Dance Team Tryouts

Spring tryouts for the 2015-2016 season will take place March 30th and 31st at 4:00 pm on the Young Center Dance Floor, located above the basketball court. You will be learning a short routine to perform in front of our judges, as well as a few technical skills. If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Megan Block at or Kayleigh Murphy at

--Submitted by Megan Block

Geek Speak! The Funkification of the Nation

March 5 | 4pm | Jonas 110
Dr. Chris Hahn and Professor Kelly Kirk: "All That Is Good Is STILL Nasty: The Continuing Funkification of the Nation Part I: Funk and Urban Culture in the 1970s," will discuss the rise of urban influence in American pop culture and the role of Funk in social commentary, protest, and escapism. 4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110.

--Submitted by Courtney Huse-Wika

Stewart Bellman Writing Awards

2015 Stuart Bellman Awards Information
• A student may submit up to two total essays, and those must each be to different categories.
• The three categories again this year are as follow, and the essays must have been submitted for a class from between March 1, 2014, and March 1, 2015: 1. Composition I and II Essays (of any type for those classes); 2. Literature (Literary Analysis); 3. General Academic Writing (any discipline and type of essay). Uploaded essays must include a title, but all other identifying information (names, courses, running headers) must be removed.
• Students will make their submissions via the Bellman Awards website, easily reached via the BHSU main webpage, no later than March 4, 2015, by 5:00 p.m.
• Cash rewards and certificates are provided for the winners.
• Winners will be announced the week of March 23.
• The awards and reception will be on Tuesday, April 7, from 4:00-6:00 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room. If you have any questions, please contact Professor David Cremean at

--Submitted by David Cremean

Rec Sports

Monday- Yoga with Hayli Barnthouse
Tuesday- Indoor Co-ed Soccer in the field house
Wednesday- Co-ed and Women's Volleyball
Thursday- Indoor co-ed soccer, women's and co-ed volleyball
Sign-ups are available now on or contact us at

--Submitted by Tina Andreana

Bridging Generations Training

SD CEO and the CSA Council will be offering a training from 9am - 11am on Wednesday, March 11 in the Jacket Legacy room. The training will cover how to bridge generational gaps. This is free to BHSU faculty and staff and $30 for the general public. Register online by March 9:

--Submitted by Andrea Bakeberg

Tax Season is upon us!

The Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program offers free tax help to people who generally make $53,000 or less, persons with disabilities, the elderly and limited English speaking taxpayers who need assistance in preparing their own tax returns. IRS-certified volunteers provide free basic income tax return preparation with electronic filing to qualified individuals. This program, offered by the School of Business, will be providing free tax assistance to eligible individuals at the Grace Balloch Memorial Library on Saturday's in February, by appointment only. To make an appointment, please call (605)642-1330. On-campus VITA times will be held in the Joy Alumni Center on February 20th, March 20th, and March 27th. For more information, please call Hannah Burtt (605)642-6912.

--Submitted by Hannah Burtt

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

Student Org Regular Meetings

University Programming Team

Every Monday
UP Team meets every Monday (unless classes do not occur) from 4-5PM in the Trump Conference Room of the Student Union.

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

German Speakers

Every Tuesday
The weekly Stammtisch, or German table, is now taking place on Tuesdays at 4:30 at Killian's. Everyone who knows a little or a lot of German is welcome for informal conversation.

Students in the News:

Campbell County high school seniors see their names in lights
Thursday, February 26, 2015
A new ad campaign from Black Hills State University is putting the spotlight on Campbell County High School Senior Honor Roll students. 
BHSU announces new scholarships for local and regional students
Thursday, February 26, 2015
BHSU recently announced several new scholarship programs created specifically for local and regional high school students. 
BHSU president presents nationally and internationally
Thursday, February 26, 2015
President of Black Hills State University, Dr. Tom Jackson, Jr., has been asked to be a featured speaker at two education conferences in March: the Botswana Tertiary Education...

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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