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BHSU President Kay Schallenkamp welcomes participants to the 2008 South Dakota College Art Association (SDCAA) Convention which BHSU recently hosted. This year’s theme was “Art in Public Places.”  Kristin Donnan Standard, editor and co-publisher of Art of the Hills and co-owner of Black Hills Bronze, was the keynote speaker. According to Dave Wilson, assistant professor of art, the mission of the SDCAA convention was to provide the ideal meeting place to discuss teaching, scholarship, and professional standards issues that are affecting the arts within South Dakota. The convention also provided the opportunity for participants to meet colleagues from other institutions, creating connections with other teaching professionals.