Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.

Dr. Hee-Kwon Jung, assistant professor of marketing, had his paper titled “The Impact of Recall Blame Attributions on Product Judgment and Purchase Intention” accepted for presentation at the Academy of Business Research Conference that will be held in New Orleans in March.


Dr. Liqiang Chen, assistant professor of management information systems, had his paper titled "Integrating Cloud Computing Services Using Enterprise Service Bus (ESB)" accepted for publication in Business and Management Research (BMR).  BMR is a double peer-reviewed journal, published by Sciedu Press quarterly.

Dr. Wei Song, associate professor of marketing, had her study titled “A Preliminary Consumer Study on the Beef Market in Canada” published in the International Journal of Strategic Change Management . As the lead author, Song prepared this study with C.H. Lien and A. Gill.   In addition, a second article titled “Possible Causes Inhibiting the Purchase of Chinese Grocery Own Brands: A Preliminary Study” will be published in the Journal of Business Economics of Management.

Nancy Wietgrefe, director of the BHSU Retired Senior Volunteer Program, was recently appointed by Governor Dennis Daugaard to the South Dakota Commission for National and Community Service.  The major role of the Commission in the first year will be to conduct a statewide assessment of service needs.  Once this assessment is completed, the Commission will oversee prioritizing funding requests for such federally-supported volunteer programs such as AmeriCorps and Senior Corps.  The assessment will result in a three-year strategic plan to be implemented in the beginning of 2013.