United Way pledge form collections are underway
Thanks to all employees who have completed and returned their United Way pledge forms. If you have not yet, please take a minute to consider your contribution level for the United Way.
You have the option of paying directly, being invoiced, using a credit card, or selecting payroll deduction. Payroll deductions will not begin until the January, 2019, payroll. You may designate where you would like your donation to be applied and for $30 you can provide a child with a book every month for a year by including the Imagination Library. EmailCorinne.Hansen@bhsu.edu or Terry.Hupp@bhsu.edu to pick up the form or bring them to Woodburn 106.
BHSU employees have a tradition of supporting the Northern Hills United Way organization and we are well on our way of reaching our goal for this year. Thank you for your generous contributions! It is making a difference throughout our community.
--Submitted by Terry Hupp & Corinne Hansen on 2018-11-15

Suitcase Drive
Do you want your college to be recognzied for being the most kind hearted faculty and staff on campus? Well, CAB has the opportunity for you. Help CAB help local children in the foster care system by donating monetary donations so we can purchase bags. Donation hubs are located at your college's R&R. There will be a prize for the college that earns the most money. If you have bags to donate, please bring them by the SELC! We will be collecting until November 30th. Thank you!
--Submitted by Rachel Kremer on 2018-11-14

Thanksgiving Food Baskets
For twenty years now, we've quietly created and delivered food baskets to help others in our BH community have an enjoyable Thanksgiving dinner. This BHSU tradition was originally inspired by the notion that no child within the BHSU family should feel hunger nor disadvantaged…especially during the bountiful Thanksgiving holiday.
The tradition continues this year and has expanded a bit as we've received word that 4 employee families, 6 individual students, and 4 Little Jacket families are in need. Time to spread some love. As such, we're collecting food items to prepare/deliver the Thanksgiving food baskets for each family. Because the need has increased we are now expanding our reach asking other BHSU folks to help too.
NEW THIS YEAR…if a giver would rather donate money vs actual food items…we now have a convenient way to handle that…simply stop by the cashier’s office and ask Deb to designate the donation to the Thanksgiving Food Basket Program. Deb will keep track of all donations and can provide a receipt.
Here is a list of the food items still needed:Dinner Rolls (ready to bake), Canned Olives (black), Canned Olives (green), Fresh Baby Carrots, Butter, half-gallon containers of Milk (1%), and gently used children books.
If you wish to donate, please email your pledge to Michael.Isaacson@BHSU.edu.
--Submitted by Mike Isaacson on 2018-11-15

Four BHSU students honored for their BHSU Campus Beauty photos
BHSU was recently awarded the Business Beautification Award by the Spearfish Area Chamber of Commerce. To commemorate the award, we asked students to show us their version of campus beauty by submitting a photo to the BHSU Campus Beauty Photo Contest.

Students submitted some fantastic images and were judged by several criteria including relation to theme, creativity/aesthetic appeal, quality of image, and marketability.

We would like to congratulate the winners of the contest –

1st Place: Brittany Schoenfelder

2nd Place: Cody Cline

3rd Place: Morgan Seymour

People’s Choice: Keegan Baatz

We want to thank all the students who participated, the judges, and the local businesses who sponsored the prizes including Health Source Chiropractic, Red Water Kitchen, Killian’s, Ventana, The Junk Drawer, The Hot Room, Vast Adventure, BHSU Bookstore, and Live Wild Media.

Read the full story here: http://www.bhsu.edu/…/four-bhsu-students-honored-for-their-…
--Submitted by Allison Geier on 2018-11-15

Innovation Collaboration
Do you have any innovative ideas to support the continued success of BHSU?
Has there been something on your mind that you feel would increase enrollment at BHSU?
Do you have an idea so BIG it will change how BHSU is seen by the world?
The Innovation Incubator, a group of dedicated faculty and staff, have formed to gather ideas and find ways to implement and support new innovative ideas for BHSU.
An online form has been created for anyone to submit their big ideas.  
Any idea supporting the growth of student enrollment or improving the culture of the university is appreciated.
Please follow this link and submit your innovative idea for BHSU. www.bhsu.edu/innovate
Thank you for supporting this initiative.
-The BHSU Innovation Circle
--Submitted by Jeff Wehrung on 2018-11-14

Second Chance Outlook Add-in
Phishing, CEO scams, ransomware, and other cyber-attacks are on the rise. As part of our Security Awareness Training program, over the next six weeks, Network and Computer Services will be installing a tool called "Second Chance" in your email.

This tool will prompt you to think twice before following links in your work email. After you click a link, a message will appear displaying the link you're about to navigate to and will require that you confirm or abort your action. Analyze the link and email carefully for any red flags and, when you're ready, decide whether you should proceed or take your "second chance" to abort your action. Note that Second Chance may not prompt you on all links you click--certain links may be designated by Network and Computer Services as "safe" and will not trigger a prompt message to appear.

For more information about Second Chance, as well as a short, informational video, perform a Google search for “End User Guide: What is Second Chance?” Or for those daring, click the link below:

How Second Chance Works (Article)

Second Chance will help us to keep our organization safe and defend against cyber-attacks. Remember to analyze all the email you receive for red flags and always think before you click.
Thank you for your participation.
--Submitted by Garrett Stevens on 2018-11-14

You can Make a Difference
The “I make a difference coin” is still making its way around the campus. If you receive it, please display it proudly because someone thinks you are making a difference at BHSU. This award is to recognize people on campus who are making a positive impact. Awards were delivered Tuesday morning to the next round of recipients. Those recipients will choose the next round of recipients by the date listed below. You never know when you will be recognized. Please continue to “Pay it forward”!

Jim Hess
Jean Osborn
Mindy Cain
Colleen Mischke

Recipients, please have the next recipient's name ready by November 26th.
--Submitted by Melissa Woodall on 2018-11-14

Photoshop Battle
You are invited!!

Tuesday November 27, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Jacket Legacy Room
Open to anyone and everyone!!

Come watch BHSU students battle it out in Photoshop UFC style to produce the most appealing photos and work their way to the top of the bracket. The “fight of the night’ will be a BHSU photography student taking on photography professor, Skott Chandler. All images will be evaluated by a selected panel of five judges on overall outcome, efficiency, and creativity. All in attendance will enjoy a free nacho bar.

The grand prize for the captain of the champion team is a GoPro. All other team members and teams who place 1st, 2nd, or 3rd will receive a small prize as well. We will also have door prize drawings for all of those in attendance for our event.

If you have any questions please contact us at:
Angie McDonnell - Angie.McDonnell@YellowJackets.BHSU.edu
Sierra LaCroix - Sierra.LaCroix@YellowJackets.BHSU.edu

Sponsored by: BHSU Shutterbuzz Club
--Submitted by Angie McDonnell on 2018-11-14

Open Mic Literary Event Featuring Brandyn Johnson
Tonight at Common Grounds, downtown Spearfish!! Three Peaks Review is hosting an open mic literary reading from 5:30 - 7:00. The event is free and open to the public. Students, faculty, staff, and community members are encouraged to share their poetry or short fiction and nonfiction. The featured poet will be BHSU faculty English instructor Brandyn Johnson, who earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Eastern Kentucky University. Come on down to share your work or simply to take in and celebrate local creative writing!
--Submitted by Matthew Bauman on 2018-11-14

"Take Back the Night"
Tuesday November 27, 2018
6:00 – 8:30pm
Jonas 305
Open to students, faculty, and the community!

Please mark your calendars and plan to attend an interesting, honest, and informative “Take Back the Night” event, hosted by the BH Psychology Club! During this event, we will listen to a panel consisting of experts and members of the community involved with the legal, medical, and psychological aspects of sexual violence. The content focus of this event will be on increasing awareness about sexual assault and violence, recognizing resources on campus and in the greater community, and the steps involved in the reporting process. Questions and discussion are encouraged. Snacks and drinks will be provided.
We hope to see you there!
--Submitted by Alissa Anderson Call on 2018-11-14

Geek Speak: How to Be Spanish
Please join us this Thursday (November 15) at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110 for Geek Speak!

Hosted by Dr. Du-Lu Hsiao: “How to be Spanish”
Not since Jamie Oliver shared his “paella with chorizo” recipe has an article in the British media sparked such anger among Spanish readers. This time, Chris Haslam, the chief travel writer at British daily The Times, who, with an article entitled “How to be Spanish,” has scored a (probably unwanted) viral hit on social networks and prompted thousands of irate comments. This article, full of Spanish clichés, such as the need to “swear like a trooper (coño, me cago en…, mierda, etc…), “drink your red wine cold,”( Kalimotxo), “always be late - unless a bull’s charging at you,” and many more, has raised the ire of many Spanish reader after a failed attempt to combine between the humor and the irony. Thus, in this Geek Speak we are going to give some answers of those cliché’s mentioned in the article and some suggestions on “How to be Spanish”.
--Submitted by Dr. Courtney Huse Wika on 2018-11-13


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