Updates and Events Announcement at BHSU

Student Announcements

Three Peaks Review Release Reception
Come celebrate the inaugural issue of Black Hills State University's student-run literary magazine! 
When: Tuesday, April 23 from 3:00-5:00 pm
Where: Jacket Legacy Room
Pick up your free copy of the magazine and listen to students read their work. Food and beverages will be provided.
--Submitted by Matthew Bauman on 2019-04-18

Severe Weather Awareness Week
Severe Weather Awareness Week - 2019
April 22–26, 2019 has been designated Severe Weather Awareness Week in South Dakota.  With the approach of warmer weather, it is important to remind BHSU Faculty, Staff and Students to take a moment to review our emergency procedures for severe weather. 
In the event of developing weather conditions that could potentially spawn severe weather, the National Weather Service will issue either a Severe Thunderstorm Watch or a Tornado Watch.  A Watch means that atmospheric conditions exist for severe weather to develop. 
If the National Weather Service upgrades a Watch to a Warning, it means that severe storm conditions exist and that you should take shelter immediately.  
Severe weather advisories will be broadcast on local radio and television stations.  If you hear that a Severe Weather Watch has been issued for your general area, you should stay alert to weather conditions and be ready to seek shelter.  If a Tornado Warning is issued civil defense sirens will be sounded in a non-broken continuous tone that will last up to 3-minutes in duration. 
At the sounding of a Severe Weather Warning, take cover in a basement or interior room of your home.  If you live in a mobile home, leave at once and seek another shelter. If you are located in a public building go to a lower interior area of the building.  Use stairways and avoid the use of elevators.   If you are outdoors, seek shelter in a ditch or low area on the ground.  Avoid positioning yourself near trees, power lines and telephone poles.  If you are in a motor vehicle do not attempt to outrun the tornado, stop, exit the vehicle immediately and seek shelter away from your vehicle.  For campus emergency shelter locations, see the information below. 
Tornadoes are rare in this area but can and do happen here.  We all need to be alert to the weather conditions, act quickly when a tornado is detected, and remain calm.  You and your family should know in advance what to do if the civil defense warnings are issued. 
State-wide Tornado Drills will be conducted on Wednesday April 24, 2019 sometime between 9 a.m. & 9:15 a.m.
Campus Emergency Shelter locations: 
Meier Hall – 1st floor away from the doors and any windows.
Woodburn Hall - 1st floor away from the doors or the Library 1st floor.
Library – basement.
Wenona Cook - 1st floor south side corridor, interior doors closed.
Facilities Services – Lower level of building, near an interior wall.
Jonas - basement.
Student Union - 1st floor corridor, or the Jonas basement.
Young Center - Administration Office Area, athletic shower rooms 1st floor, corridor between the shower area and gym – away from exterior doors/glass.
Bordeaux, Heidepriem & Thomas Residence Halls - 1st floors, interior doors closed.
Humbert Residence Hall - 1st floor south, interior doors closed.
Apartments - first floor bathroom tub with mattress over the top of you or the Young Center.
Life Sciences Laboratory – For severe storms, use the main floor restrooms/showers.  In the event of an active shooter situation, use the loading dock area northwest corner of the building.
Joy Center – basement.
President’s Residence – basement.
--Submitted by Phil Pesheck on 2019-04-18

Int'l Relations & Global Engagement Student Employee Positions
The International Relations & Global Engagement office is currently hiring student employees for the 2019-2020 Academic Year! Qualities include positive, outgoing personality, curiosity for cultures and people different from yourself,  interest in areas of multiculturalism and diversity, leadership, trustworthiness, honesty, reliablity and eligibility for federal work-study. For more information on how to apply, please email Alysha.Weiler@bhsu.edu.
--Submitted by Alysha Weiler on 2019-04-17

BHSU Graphic Novel Academy
Dear colleagues, do you know a middle or high school student who might be interested in this FREE academy? The Historical Graphic Novel Academy: Tell the True Stories of America’s Superheroes!

Presented by Black Hills State University and The Veterans Legacy Program, this summer academy will combine history, creative writing, and art and design to produce graphic novel panels that tell the life stories those interred in our veteran cemeteries of the Black Hills. The program will also include a field trip to Black Hills National Cemetery and a formal reception and exhibit of the students’ work on Wednesday, June 5.

May 28-June 4, 2019: 8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.: BHSU Woodburn Hall #306. Limited to 18 students, with waitlist. Tuition, Supplies, and Books: Free

Registration due by May 4, 2019, to Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu, including the name(s), and age(s) of the student(s), and parent contact information.
--Submitted by Courtney Wika on 2019-04-09

Job Openings in Disability Services & Testing Center
Accepting applications for student employment.  Must be eligible for Federal Work-Study.  Experience in the below job duties is preferred.  Specific Fall 2019 hours needed are listed below.  Position begins August 26th, 2019
or later.
Duties include:  Receptionist; answering phones, setting appointments, corresponding with professors, greeting students, test monitoring and some proctoring, computer work, misc. projects, etc.
You can obtain an application in the office located on the Lower Level of the E.Y. Berry Library, Office #003,
by calling (605) 642-6099 Or
emailing: Jennifer.Lucero@bhsu.edu
Fall Hours Needed:
Monday—Friday:  8am—5pm
--Submitted by Jennifer Lucero on 2019-03-22

RESILIENCE the movie TODAY AT 2p J304
RESILIENCE chronicles the birth of a new movement among pediatricians, therapists, educators, and communities who are using cutting-edge brain scienc to disrupt cycles of violence, addiction, and disease.

In conjunction with SAAM, this program is presented by the Children's Home Society, the Center for the Prevention of Child Maltreatment, and the BHSU Title IX-EO Office. Join us for a FREE screening and discussion of the movie RESILENCE.

Thursday, April 18th, 2p-4p, BHSU Jonas Hall Room 304
--Submitted by Mike Isaacson, BHSU Title IX Coordinator on 2019-04-18

Geek Speak: Noise-Makers: Fascists and Music

Please join us for the final faculty-led Geek Speak with Dr. Alex Lang: “Noise-Makers: Fascists and Music”  Thursday, April 25 at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110.

The German philosopher Walter Benjamin remarked that fascism turned politics into art. And music was no exception. While the association of Nazism and Hitler with Wagner is famous, the history of fascists and music goes far beyond German opera. Even today, fascism is explicitly present in various sub-genres of European metal and punk music. This talk will examine how various musicians representing high, experimental, and pop art all found ways to either embrace or accommodate themselves to fascist regimes and ideologies. We will listen to excerpts from a variety of compositions and songs and explore how music could communicate fascism.

--Submitted by Courtney Wika on 2019-04-17

Earth Week
Join us for Earth Week hosted by BHSU Sustainability!
Activities for the week include:
Monday: Earth Day! We will not be hosting any events on Earth Day because we want you to celebrate Earth in your own way. Hike, bike, hammock, frisbee golf- whatever it may be, just get outside!
Tuesday: 4/23 Informational Garden Open House - 3:30 - 5:00pm,  Anita Haeder Campus Garden (check bhsu.edu/garden for location details)
Wednesday: 4/24 Bike Swap and Bike Maintenance Demo - check in at 4pm, swap 5-7pm, demo 6pm Campus Green
Thursday: 4/25 Happening Documentary - 6pm, Jonas 305
Monday- Friday: E-Waste Drive -12:30-2 at Facilities Services
          -accepting laptops, computers, tablets, and LCD monitors
--Submitted by Eva Chase on 2019-04-16

Tri the Pie

The BHSU Tri the Pie is divided into three slices (disciplines) – SWIM, BIKE and RUN held over three concurrent days.

This format allows athletes to focus in on each leg of the triathlon race, creating an opportunity for a truly dialed in performance.

Held early in the racing season, it is a great way to see how your training is progressing.

For athletes new to triathlons, it is a chance to experience each discipline in a lower pressure environment- no need to worry about those pesky transitions!

This format also allows single sport athletes to get in on the fun, ensuring plenty of competition on each day of racing. 

Sign up for one race, two races, or the WHOLE PIE TRI today!

750m Strawberry Swim Friday, April 26 5:30 PM

20K Banana Crème Bike Saturday, April 27 9:00 AM 
Spearfish Canyon

5K Rhubarb Run Sunday, April 28 9:00 AM
BHSU Young Center

Pre-register online or by mail by 4/20/19. Onsite registration will be available at each race starting 1 hour prior to race time for an additional fee. $20 per event or $50 for all three with pre-registration.

Visit http://www.BHSU.edu/Athletics/Tri-the-Pie for more information.

--Submitted by Raquel Kopeck on 2019-04-16

Love, Simon
Pride will be showing the movie "Love, Simon" on April 18th at 7pm in JA 305, as part of our Awareness Week.
--Submitted by Autumn Swedin on 2019-04-16

Wenona Cook Art Studio Tour
The Wenona Cook Art Studio Tour will once again take place on Thursday, April 25th from 4:00PM-6:00PM.  The Wenona Cook Art Studios are located in the Lowest Level of WC. At Wenona Cook, take the staircase closest to Woodburn down to the studios!  BHSU art students will open their studios to allow public viewing of works in progress, completed artwork, works for sale and more!  BHSU Artists will be on hand to talk about their process and answer questions about being an artist! Everyone is welcome!
--Submitted by Desy Schoenewies on 2019-04-16

HSSO Blood Drive
Spring is finally here! HSSO will be having a Blood Drive Wednesday April 24th from 9:30AM-3:30PM in the Jacket Legacy Room. We would like as many donors as possible! Did you know that donor blood, is the only blood that can be transfused to patients in need? You can contact an HSSO member to sign up or go to bloodhero.com and enter the keyword BHSU to find our drive! Hope to see you there!
--Submitted by Zeb Rosencranz on 2019-04-16

Rescheduled: Mental Health First Aid for Higher Education
We had to reschedule due to weather. The new date will be May 7th 8-4


MHFA is a training just like CPR or regular first aid designed to give people the skills to help someone who is developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis. Designed with colleges and universities in mind. This training is appropriate for staff, faculty, and students. The training is free and you can attend the entire day or attend for any portion (full day attendance necessary for certification). To register email or call the Counseling Center:

See you there!

CounselingCenter@BHSU.edu or 605-642-6520.
--Submitted by TRACY HUNT on 2019-04-15

Will Lantis Yellow Jacket Stampede
The BHSU Will Lantis Yellow Jacket Stampede will be held at Seven Down Arena on Friday, April 19th at 7:00 pm and Saturday, April 20th at 1:00 & 7:00 pm.
--Submitted by Glen Lammers on 2019-04-12

Celebrate Arbor Day 2019
Please join us in celebrating Arbor Day at BHSU on April 17th from 3-5 at the Food Forest in Ida Henton Park, which was the site of an old apple orchard when BHSU was founded in 1883, for hands on learning of proper tree planting and care techniques! Activities include: a presentation of the Food Forest explaining it’s past, current, and future use, planting of two fruit trees in the Food Forest, a demonstration of proper planting techniques, and a demonstration of proper pruning and maintenance techniques. We are looking forward to hosting students, faculty, staff and community members. Please contact Debbie Liddick or Eric Hanson if you have any questions at 605-642-6244.
--Submitted by Debbie Liddick on 2019-04-11

Students in the News

Paid fellowship offers BHSU students the opportunity to conduct research with faculty members

18 April 2019

Paid fellowship offers BHSU students the opportunity to conduct research with faculty members

Emily Weatherill of Madison is one of 14 students at Black Hills State University who received a $4,000 fellowship to conduct scientific research with a faculty mentor at BHSU this year. Emily will graduate in May with a double major in biology and psychology. She is currently completing a year of biology research alongside biology professor Dr. Dave Bergmann.

BHSU celebrates extension of AACSB business program accreditation

15 April 2019

BHSU celebrates extension of AACSB business program accreditation

Black Hills State University students, faculty, staff, and community members celebrated the extension of the University’s business program accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

BHSU welcomes Pakistani and Tunisian students through IREX, Department of State partnership

15 April 2019

BHSU welcomes Pakistani and Tunisian students through IREX, Department of State partnership

BHSU welcomed students from Pakistan and Tunisia this academic year thanks to a new collaboration with the International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX) and the U.S. Department of State. The program promotes a better understanding of the U.S. abroad, particularly among future world leaders, by facilitating study at a U.S. college or university for talented, highly motivated undergraduate students.

University recognizes staff and faculty success and years of service

15 April 2019

University recognizes staff and faculty success and years of service

Black Hills State University honored faculty and staff members during the Employee Recognition Reception held recently. Awards were given to outstanding faculty, outstanding staff, and for milestone years of service. More than 60 recipients were honored for 675 total years of service to BHSU.

Canon Explorer of Light Joel Grimes to visit BHSU April 18

12 April 2019

Canon Explorer of Light Joel Grimes to visit BHSU April 18

Internationally known photographer, Canon Explorer of Light and author, Joel Grimes will give a free public lecture in the Meier Recital Hall on the Black Hills State University campus Thursday, April 18 at 7 p.m. This event is sponsored by Canon USA and the BHSU Photography Department.

Geek Speak Lecture examines fascist themes in music

10 April 2019

Geek Speak Lecture examines fascist themes in music

Join Black Hills State University assistant professor of history Dr. Alex Lang Thursday, April 25 at 4 p.m. for the final faculty-led Geek Speak lecture of the semester titled, “Noise-Makers: Fascists and Music.” During the lecture Lang will discuss how fascist themes are conveyed in modern and historic music. All Geek Speak lectures are held in Jonas 110 and are open to the public.

BHSU student travels to Slovenia as part of exchange program

10 April 2019

BHSU student travels to Slovenia as part of exchange program

Black Hills State University student Justin Logue of Volin participated in an exchange program in Slovenia, a country in central Europe, last fall. Justin studied at the University of Ljubljana, one of 20 BHSU partner institutions around the world.