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Black Hills State University is encouraging students to spend their weekends on campus by offering many enjoyable activities and opportunities. Along with the usual variety of campus happenings, once a month during the spring semester, BHSU will provide students with a unique weekend filled with entertainment, giving them more reasons to stay on campus and take full advantage of their university experience.

Weekends spent on campus provide exciting activities and opportunities for students to connect with their communities in a positive manner, according to Jane Klug, director of Student Services.

This weekend BHSU students, faculty, staff and the Spearfish community can partake in a number of events. On Friday, the BHSU basketball players will be serving a tailgating lunch from 11 to 1 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Hive. Along with all the other daily features, there will be brats, hot wings, and pizza available. There is a “green out” theme for that day and any student wearing the color green will be eligible to win door prizes during that time.  The Yellow Jacket basketball games begin at 5:30 at the Donald E. Young Sport and Fitness Center. A free show with special guest Craig Karges, known as “the Mentalist,” follows the games in the gymnasium at 9:30 p.m.

“I am looking forward to Friday night. I can’t wait to see the look on the students’ faces as Craig freaks them out by reading their minds,” said Klug.

On Saturday, Yellow Jacket women’s basketball kicks off the night at 5:30 p.m. followed by the men’s game at 7:30. A student tailgate gathering will be held from 6 to 7:15 p.m. in the Young Center Hall of Fame Room.

Next month’s weekend filled with entertainment for students will be held Feb. 22, 23, and 24 with more information to follow. For more information on upcoming January events, visit the campus calendar at www.bhsu.edu/events.