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BHSU Photo Contest
BHSU is hosting a photo contest! The subject is "Campus Beauty" with the intention of showcasing our campus from the perspective of students.

Beauty is defined in many ways - from the picturesque landscaping to the beauty found in campus life and academics.

This contest is open to all current BHSU students and all photos must be taken on campus. We have some amazing prizes sponsored by local businesses throughout Spearfish.

The deadline to submit is October 26th. Please go to www.bhsu.edu/campusbeauty for information on how to submit your image!
--Submitted by Allison Geier on 2018-10-15

Think you might be interested in creative writing?
Do you think you might be interested in creaive writing? Try it out in one of our spring offerings!
  • ENGL 283: Intro to Creative Writing will introduce students to elements of the craft and the main genres of creative nonfiction, fiction, and poetry. We will produce at least one text within each genre.
  • ENGL 478: Poetry will provide a focused study of contemporary poets and poetics; we will produce a portfolio of poetry during the course of the semester.
  • Interested in learning about literature in general? Take ENGL 210: Introduction to Literature, where we'll study contemporary fiction, poetry, film, and graphic novels. This class also applies as a Humanities general education credit and toward the literature requirement for the creative writing minor.
Contact Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu for more information.
--Submitted by Dr. Courtney Huse Wika on 2018-10-16

National Financial Aid Day
Tomorrow, Wednesday, October 17, is National Financial Aid Day.  The third Wednesday of October is set aside to recognize and celebrate the role financial aid professionals play in assisting students to achieve their dream of attaining a college education. The staff in the BHSU Financial Aid Office is here to help - please contact us if you have any questions.
--Submitted by Kim Nida on 2018-10-16

Logo Contest
Three Peaks Review, BHSU's new literary journal and student organization, is hosting a contest to design our new logo. One hint, though not required, is to creatively represent the three peaks surrounding Spearfish. The contest is open to all BHSU students: artists, graphic designers, and creative dabblers. We have wonderful prizes from the bookstore and A'viands for the top two designs; plus, it'll look great on your resume! Send your best design(s) to ThreePeaksReview@gmail.com or drop off a physical copy at the Writing Assistance Center. Submissions are due by Friday, October 19th.
--Submitted by Johanna Mitchell on 2018-10-15

Fun Health Tips!
Ditch antibacterial soap! There's no long-term benefit for humans, but recent studies have shown that they may infact be helping bacteria resistance. There is also a chance of hormonal changes for us humans, because of an ingedient called triclosan in most antibacterial soaps- it's actually been banned in a few states.
--Submitted by Baylee Schultz on 2018-10-15

A'viands Survey
Student Senate is seeking student input about A'viands. Please assist us by filling out this short survey. https://goo.gl/forms/dRgCjCRmNIs0tI6A3
--Submitted by Josh Vaith on 2018-10-15

Speak Up: A Suicide Prevention Initiative
Residence Hall Association is preparing for a suicide prevention display and event titled Speak Up. RHA is currently looking for input on if/how suicide has personally affected our community.
If you could take two minutes to submit the attached form, all information will be added to our display in the student union in a couple weeks. All entries are anonymous. Thank you for sharing your stories and experiences with us. We want to demonstrate that BHSU Cares, and that we ALL matter.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSelPQmnarOG5wFsn9I3TvEf5fi_q-e0Mb4M_5wHqRfZRdvr2w/viewform?c=0&w=1
--Submitted by Whitney Bischoff on 2018-10-12

2019-20 FAFSA now available - don't delay!
The 2019-20 FAFSA is now availabale.  Go to www.fafsa.gov to complete your FAFSA using 2017 tax information.  Submit it before December 1 to receive as much financial aid as you can!
--Submitted by Kim Nida on 2018-10-12

Tips to Manage Stress - The Healthy Way!
-Understand you can’t do everything. While you might want to go to class, work, play a sport, and
participate in clubs and social activities, the reality is that sooner or later you’re going to get run
down by trying to do so much. Focus on doing the things you truly love and forget about the rest.

-Take advantage of campus resources! The Student Health Services & Counseling Center has staff available to
assist you with illnesses, injuries, counseling, and much more. We offer free, unlimited, confidential counseling to all
currently enrolled BHSU students. Our counselors can help you deal with stress, anxiety, and other
problems that college students experience.   

Call us to set up an appointment:
605-642-6520.

(Tips cited from Rutgers University)

-Kaitlyn Johnson
--Submitted by Penney Williams on 2018-10-11

Events
Halloween Horror Workshop
In celebration of Halloween, Three Peaks Review, BHSU’s literary journal, is hosting a horror-based writing workshop. All students are welcome to join us as we discuss the elements of the horror genre and generate some darker, written pieces (poetry, prose, creative essay) which can be read in a follow up horror reading later this month. The workshop will be this Thursday, October 18th, at 5 pm in Jonas 204. For any questions, please email us at threepeaksreview@gmail.com.
--Submitted by Johanna Mitchell on 2018-10-15

“How To Cuss in Western” Tonight!: Nationally Known Humorist Reading on Campus
“How To Cuss in Western” Tonight!: Nationally Known Humorist Reading on Campus
 
Humorist Michael Branch will be reading on the BHSU campus from his work on Tuesday, October 16, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. in the Black Box Theatre in Woodburn Hall. Mike is a raconteur and extremely engaging as a performer of his work as well. He has increasingly become known for his humor via his several books and his long-term “Rants” columns for High Country News.Last month, his latest book came out: How To Cuss in Western (one of the essays is by the same title, but it and the book actually including very little of what we think of as cussing). A limited number of copies will be on sale at the event.
 
Mike has long been a major leader in Ecocriticism and the Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment (ASLE). Both his humorous and scholarly work connect strongly to “the natural world,” offering further appeal to a Black Hills audience. He teaches at The University of Nevada, Reno, and lives outside of Reno and off the grid in the high desert country there with his spouse and their two daughters, all characters to some degree in his work (and in real life).
 
The Spearfish and surrounding Community, as always, is welcome. Mike also realizes, like most good humorists, that important truths reside in humor indirectly.
 
This event is generously sponsored by the College of Liberal Arts (COLA).
--Submitted by David Cremean on 2018-10-15

Geek Speak: BHSU Art Faculty Beyond the Classroom
Please join us this Thursday at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110 for this week's Geek Speak, hosted by the BHSU art faculty:BHSU Art Faculty: “Beyond the Classroom”

The fine arts faculty (photo, studio, and graphic design) will present an evening of their current work in rapid-fire succession as part of the amazing Geek Speak Series! Each faculty member in the fine arts will showcase their work in 5-10 minute increments using images and fast talking. The impetus for this idea stems from BHSU students wanting to know more about the faculty’s own personal work outside of the classroom. This geek speak will give the BHSU campus and community a small taste of the work that is created beyond the classroom.
--Submitted by Dr. Courtney Huse Wika on 2018-10-14

5th Annual Women Entrepreneurship Week Panel Plus Q & A
5th Annual Women Entrepreneurship Week Panel Plus Q & A
Wed, Oct 17, 6:30 pm, Club Buzz BHSU will participate in the 5th Annual Women Entrepreneurship Week with a panel discussion plus Q & A with alumnae business owners Kelsie Darling, QuikSigns; Callie Wagner, Heather Schmidt and Caryn Eisenbraun of Trilogy Boutique (an online store); and Hannah Leone, Rebecca Leone Williams, and John Leone Williams of Leones' Creamery. Event sponsors are Enactus, SDCEO, the SELC, and the School of Business Student Engagement Committee. Join us in Club Buzz to hear experienced insights on business creation.

NOTE:  submitted last week but would like to run one more time in following week before the event
--Submitted by Barbara Looney on 2018-10-11

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