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Jared Noem, Black Hills State University junior, had a chance to write words of encouragement and spread Christmas cheer to U.S. troops this holiday season as one of the events scheduled for Holiday Week at BHSU. A table was set up with all things necessary for students, faculty, and staff to show their appreciation to the troops.
Jared Noem, Black Hills State University junior, had a chance to write words of encouragement and spread Christmas cheer to U.S. troops this holiday season as one of the events scheduled for Holiday Week at BHSU. A table was set up with all things necessary for students, faculty, and staff to show their appreciation to the troops.

“Both of my parents are veterans, so the military will always have a special place in my heart,” said Sarah Hanify, AmeriCorps*VISTA/Volunteer Coordinator at BHSU. “At the holidays, troops feel the distance between them and their loved ones even more keenly than the rest of the year, and these cards are simply to remind them they are appreciated and they do have people thinking about them.”

Several other activities such as origami ornament making, tree decorating, and a candlelight service have also been held to celebrate the holiday season. Events for the rest of the week are:

Dec. 6: Tidings Thursday
•Christmas Story Time, 10 – 11 a.m. – BHSU Daycare Center
•“What the Bible Really Says about Christmas”, 4 p.m. – Student Union Room222
•Sleigh Rides, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m. – Begins at E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center
•Holiday Kid Carnival, 6 – 8 p.m. – Student Union Market Place
•BHSU Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”, 7:30 p.m. – Woodburn Hall Auditorium

Dec. 7: Frosty Friday
•Cookie Decorating, 9 – 10 a.m. – BHSU Daycare Center
•BHSU Theatre presents “It’s a Wonderful Life”, 7:30 p.m. – Woodburn Hall Auditorium

For more information, contact Shelley Stoltenberg, student engagement and programming coordinator, at 642-6378 or ShelleyStoltenberg@BHSU.edu.