Spring Updates Events Announcements


Ruffalo Noel Levitz Strategic Enrollment Plan development process and working groups
BHSU is taking a number of steps to improve recruitment and retention with a goal of reversing a declining enrollment trend. A first initiative was to immediately address low retention rates that have fluctuated in recent years but have remained lower than our peers.  A Retention Task Force was identified and this group has been working diligently to make a set of recommendations on improvements and changes that should be made to enhance retention of first year students (freshman to sophomore).
BHSU has also retained the services of Ruffalo Noel Levitz (RNL), a well-known higher education consulting firm, to create a long-term Strategic Enrollment Plan that will improve enrollment and retention.
There will be four phases to the Strategic Enrollment Plan:
  1. Preparations and Data Analysis
  2. Strategy Development
  3. Goal Development
  4. Implementation and Continuation
The framework has been established which includes a steering committee, a data team, and five working groups to consider areas of concern and explore possible opportunities.
Our RNL consultant will be back on campus Jan. 22 and 23 with a goal of working with each of the five working groups.
For more details on the RNL process and recommendations, a web page has been established and will be updated as progress continues. Please review the details here. If you have questions or suggestions, please reach out to the Steering Committee or Working Group leaders. This is a campus wide effort. I’m confident that these initiatives will make a measurable improvement in both recruitment and retention for BHSU.
--Submitted by Dr. Laurie S. Nichols on 2019-12-05

Open Advising Session
There will be an open Advising Session Wednesday, December 11 from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in Club Buzz at the Student Union. Students are encouraged to attend and register for spring and summer 2020 classes. Faculty and staff will be available to answer questions and assist students select and register for classes.
--Submitted by Chris Crawford on 2019-12-05

Writing Assistance Center Hiring for 2020
The Writing Assistance Center is looking to hire BHSU students with excellent written and verbal communication skills and a friendly, outgoing disposition. We're looking for applicants from all disciplines to serve the diverse needs of BH students. We'll work around your class schedule and provide training to get you acquainted with our process. Plus, working here is a great addition to your resume! If you would like to apply or have any questions, please contact Matthew.Bauman@bhsu.edu or call the Writing Center at 642-6922. Deadline for applications is December 13th.
--Submitted by Matthew Bauman on 2019-12-05

Tired of waiting for your tax documents to be mailed?

The South Dakota Board of Regents implemented a new electronic process for receiving tax documents. This process provides a secure and efficient method of delivery eliminating delays and errors from the traditional postal system, earlier access to W-2 and 1095-C information, and access to print additional copies at your convenience.
Signing Up is Easy

  1. Log-in to your SNAP account.
  2. Complete the Electronic Statement of Consent located in SNAP under the Employee tab> Employee Self Service> Electronic W2 Consent.
  3. Read the Electronic Regulatory Consent information and click the box under My Choice>Consent to receive W-2 electronically and Consent to receive 1095-C electronically.
  4. Click the Submit button.
Upon successful completion, a green check mark and the statement "Electronic Statement consent was submitted successfully" indicate you’re finished. View an example here
--Submitted by Kasey on 2019-12-04

Its Time to Update Your Emergency Contact Information!
Event Description: With Holidays, travel season, and inclement weather on the way, it’s time to update your emergency contacts through SNAP!
Below are instructions for updating the information:

1) Log into SNAP
2) Under the 'Employment Details' channel of the Employee Tab click 'Update Emergency Contacts'
3) Click 'New Contact'
4) Enter information and click submit changes

Please note the emergency contact information will be kept confidential and accessed only if you encounter a personal emergency or there is a general emergency on campus. Contact HR with any questions at 605.642.6497.

In Gratitude,
--Submitted by Kasey Salazar on 2019-12-04

BHSU Faculty/Staff Holiday Reception

Interim President Laurie S. Nichols invites you to the

BHSU Faculty/Staff Holiday Reception

Monday, Dec. 9 from 3-5 p.m., at The Joy Center

We welcome you to bring a nonperishable food donation to the local food pantry.

--Submitted by Adam Roosa on 2019-12-04


Capital Campaign Celebration
Black Hills State University will celebrate our largest fundraising campaign in history on Tuesday, December 17 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Joy Center.  Please make plans to join us in for food, conversation and the completion of this historic campaign.
--Submitted by Steve Meeker on 2019-12-04

Open Studio Art Tour in Wenona Cook
You are invited to attend the end of semester Open Studio Art Tour in the Wenona Cook Art Studios, located in the lower level of Wenona Cook!  BHSU studio art and art education majors will showcase their studios, have artwork for sale, light refreshments, talk about their artwork progress, and more!  The event is 4-7Pm on Tuesday, December 10.  Use the Wenona Cook entrance closest to Woodburn Hall.  You may also bring a non-perishable food item for the BHSU food pantry to the event!
--Submitted by Desy Schoenewies on 2019-12-04

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