Art Jones
 John Rombough
 Dr. David Crawford
 Dr. Priscilla Romkema
 Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto
Black Hills State University faculty and staff are transforming lives and making headlines.

Art Jones, director of facility services, recently received the President’s Award at the annual Central Association of Physical Plant Administrators (CAPPA) meeting. The award recognizes exceptional achievement in facilities management and outstanding contributions to CAPPA.

John Rombough, assistant director of facility services, was awarded a scholarship by CAPPA to attend the Association of Physical Plant Institute for Facility Management.

A paper by Dr. David Crawford, associate professor of accounting, titled “Exploring a Study Abroad Option for the Accounting Curriculum” was accepted for inclusion in the American Accounting Association Midwestern Region’s meeting held recently.

Dr. Priscilla Romkema, dean of the College of Business and Natural Sciences, had her chapter, “Business Education at the College Level” published by the National Business Education Association (NBEA.) The chapter is part of the NBEA Yearbook 2012. The NBEA is the nation's leading professional organization devoted exclusively to serving individuals and groups engaged in instruction, administration, research, and dissemination of information for and about business. NBEA is the leading association devoted to the recognition that business education competencies are essential for all individuals in today's fast-changing society.

Dr. Ignatius Cahyanto, tourism and hospitality management assistant professor, had his article titled “Wildfires and Tourist Behaviors in Florida” accepted for publication in Tourism Management. Tourism Management is the leading international journal for all those concerned with the planning and management of travel and tourism.   The electronic version of the article will appear in late January and the printed version will be available in the end of 2013/early 2014.