Black Hills State University will showcase service learning projects from General Studies 100 classes Monday, Oct. 18 from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m., in the David B. Miller Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.

Service-learning is a form of experiential education that involves identifying and researching a community need, conducting service to address that need, and reflection on the process and outcome of the project. These projects focused on serving the BHSU student body. GS100 students were asked to find a no-cost way to improve student life on campus that related to the theme of their class. This project served as “practice” for similar projects students will encounter in other courses. Students had the opportunity to use or develop skills based on their intended major or an area of interest.

Projects include:

  • Young Center pool improvements related to wellness for all staff, faculty, and community members
  • random acts of mattering, where students recognize various faculty/staff/students
  • ways to better inform new freshmen about campus events and happenings right away from day one
  • becoming a leader and proposing a plan for developing student leaders
  • encouraging students to get registered to vote;
  • recycling options on campus
  • designing a new residence hall to better accommodate our modern students and their needs
  • identifying the strengths and weaknesses of our wireless network and online student resources.
  • compiling a list of affordable (mostly FREE) recreational activities accessible to students and their friends
  • adopting-a-Crag at Devil's Tower, where students did trail work to remove social trails and improve climbing access trails to the monument.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information contact Mike Isaacson, director of Residence Life, at 642-6590