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BHRS 2019: Last Call For Abstracts
BHRS 21st Abstract Guidelines: [Certain Important dates, instructions and links has been highlighted for your convenience]
All abstract must be submitted using the following URL:
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 22, 2019 by 5:00 pm
Abstract submission guidelines:
  1. Name of presenter​
  2. Name of Faculty Research Mentor
  3. 200-450 word max. abstract that includes:
    1. Title
    2. Complete list of presenters and authors
    3. Email address of presenters and authors(s)
    4. Discipline
    5. For empirical data-driven or theoretical research: A brief description of the research to be presented including:
      1. Background
      2. Methods
      3. Results
      4. Conclusion
For research in an area of creative activity: A brief description of the body of work including:
  1. Media
  2. Technique and process
  3. Purpose of the work: narrative, influence, and/or design qualities
  4. All creative works must be presented through oral presentation. Fine art must provide visual representations.
  5. Indication of preference for poster or oral presentation
  6. Indication of IRB approval and IRB approval number where appropriate. Please refer to BHSU research policies and/or contact Cynthia.Anderson@bhsu.edu for details or clarifications
  7. Indication of undergraduate or graduate status
  8. Acceptance or Applied to NCUR (Yes or No)
Participants will be notified of acceptance by email by March 1st, 2019.
--Submitted by Parthasarathi Nag on 2019-02-20

BHSU-Rapid City Speaker on S.D. Public Broadcasting
Hollie Strand, computer forensic examiner with the Pennington County Sheriff's Office, will be on S.D. Public Broadcasting radio Thursday, Feb. 21 at 10:05 a.m. to preview her Feb. 25 BHSU-Rapid City Speaker Series lecture "Current Trends in the Online Exploitation of Children." Listen live at https://listen.sdpb.org/listen-now.
--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott on 2019-02-19

BHSU Career Fair

BHSU Career Fair
BHSU Career Fair
Tuesday, February 26th
Jacket Legacy Room

Full-time, Part-time, Seasonal work opportunities will be available
Internship opportunities
Graduate Schools

Come ready to network, bring a current resume, dress to impress and be sure to talk to everyone about the opportunities they have! 

A list of all current registered employers can be found here:

--Submitted by Clarissa Thompson on 2019-02-19

High Plains Western Heritage Center Speaker Series
Students, staff, and faculty are encouraged to come hear photographer Paul Horsted as he takes us through the journey of his book: Treasures of the National Parks Yesterday & Today.  The talk will be followed by a coffee and cookie reception and book signing. Admission is free to BH students with their Buzz Card. For all others, there is a suggested donation is $5 which includes admission to the museum.
               When: Saturday, February 23rd at 1:30 p.m. 
               Where: High Plains Western Heritage Center, Bruce Miller Theater (825 Heritage Drive, Spearfish, SD)
Future Speaker Series Events:
"Railroading on the High Plains" with Rick Mills, Saturday, March 2nd at 1:30 p.m.
"The German Russians" with Bill Bosch, Saturday, March 9th at 1:30 p.m.
"Fort Meade" with Les Stroschine, Saturday, March 16th at 1:30 p.m.
"Women's Suffrage in South Dakota" with Dr. Molly Rozum, Saturday, March 23rd at 1:30 p.m.
"Legacy of Leland Case" with Paul Higbee, Saturday, March 30th at 1:30 p.m. (co-sponsored by Friends of Case Library)

Contact the High Plains Western Heritage Center if you have questions: 605-642-9378
--Submitted by Lori Terrill on 2019-02-20

“A Long Way to Go: Examining Why Sexual Assault Convictions Are So Rare”
Interested in how the legal system operates? More interested in the flaws and blind-spots prevalent throughout our criminal justice system? Even more interested in how psychology plays a role in the criminal justice system? Join the Psychology Department in a riveting lecture and discussion addressing the current issues and barriers to seeking justice for victims and the prosecution of sexual assault crimes across our country.

Who: Dr. Twila A. Wingrove, JD, PhD
When: February 21, 2019 from 4pm to 5pm
Where: Jonas Academic 305

Dr. Twila A. Wingrove, JD, PhD, will present a lecture on the prosecution of sexual assault crimes and will discuss the potential reasons for why sexual assault convictions are difficult to secure. Dr. Wingrove's work investigates the manner to which psychological principles can be used to understand and improve our criminal justice system.

Dr. Wingrove is an Associate Professor of Psychology at Appalachian State University. She also serves as the Experimental Psychology Graduate Program Director and Director of Research Data Analysis at Appalachian State University.
--Submitted by Alissa A Call on 2019-02-20

Geek Speak: Why Our Mascot is Not a Bee—"The Frustrations of a BHSU Entomologist”
Please join us on Thursday, February 21 at 4:00 p.m. for this week's Geek Speak hosted by Dr. Holly Downing: “Why Our Mascot is Not a Bee—The Frustrations of a BHSU Entomologist”

To the untrained eye, bees and wasps (and some flies) can look very similar.  There are, however, major differences between these two groups that include body structures, social behavior, and ecology.  This talk will describe some of those differences, while also describing fascinating aspects of behavior and the ecological and economic importance of these groups.  An extra perk to attending this talk: you will learn the difference between males and females.  Armed with this geekish knowledge you’ll be able to wow friends and family by holding and petting these insects without fear of being stung.  

--Submitted by Courtney Wika on 2019-02-20

Women In Networking: Celebrating Women In History

Join us for our March Women In Networking meeting on Tuesday, March 12 from 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. This month's luncheon will be held at the Spearfish Holiday Inn, '76 Room.

Kelly Kirk, Instructor of History at Black Hills State University, will be our Spotlight Speaker for a special presentation as we celebrate Women's History Month

Women In Networking is an organization for women in business that provides an opportunity to widen their professional networks and promote your business and network with other women. WIN connects women, familiarizes participants with other businesses and/or upcoming events, and supports the SD CEO Women's Business Center.

Early Bird Fee: $15 (expires on March 7)

Fee: $20


--Submitted by Mela Cosme on 2019-02-20

All Aboard the Intern...Ship
Greetings Fellow Students!

Have you ever wondered what it takes to find an internship? Or once you find one, how to register and or apply? 

Join us Monday, Feb. 25th at the Joy Center from 6:30pm - 7:30pm to learn how to find an internship, the processes in place to register for an internship and hear it straight from Daktronics on how to apply for an internship within a company/business. 

We will also chat about how to prepare for the Career Fair on Tuesday, February 26! There will be FREE food and GREAT conversations. 

Hope to see you there!
Mr. Ryan Beck
Wenona Cook RA
--Submitted by Ryan Beck on 2019-02-19

Volunteers Needed - May 8th Women in Science

We are expecting hundreds of 7th graders at the 2nd annual Women in Science Conference, held Wednesday May 8th on the BHSU campus. For any students, staff, faculty or community members interested in volunteering at the event, please contact Raeann.Mettler@BHSU.edu. All volunteers get a free lunch!

Event info: http://www.bhsu.edu/wis/ 
--Submitted by Raeann Mettler on 2019-02-19

AAUW Work Smart Workshop for Women

Join accomplished facilitators and receive instruction and coaching on how to develop your value statement and use it to interview and negotiate your salary and benefits. The American Association of University Women (AAUW), BHSU, SD CEO and SDSMT present a FREE “Work Smart” workshop for working women of any age and career level on Thursday, February 21, 8:30am – 11:30am at the BHSU Rapid City campus. 

Whether you see a job interview and salary negotiation in your near future, or you want to build confidence in your value and contribution to your existing employee, this workshop will provide you the necessary skills through class instruction and facilitator-led role-playing.

Fee: FREE, please RSVP


--Submitted by Mela Cosme on 2019-02-14

Students in the News

STEM-focused summer camp to be hosted at BHSU for third year

22 February 2019

STEM-focused summer camp to be hosted at BHSU for third year

Camp Invention, a week-long summer academic program will be hosted on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish June 10-14. Children entering grades K-6 are encouraged to participate and registration is now open.

Employers seek BHSU students and recent graduates at upcoming Career and Teacher Fairs on campus

15 February 2019

Employers seek BHSU students and recent graduates at upcoming Career and Teacher Fairs on campus

Career connections and networking opportunities will be provided for Black Hills State University students and recent graduates Feb. 26 and 27 at the Career Fair and the Teacher Fair which are held on campus each spring.

BHSU Music kicks off full program of events for the spring semester

15 February 2019

BHSU Music kicks off full program of events for the spring semester

The BHSU Music Department continues their schedule of events for the 2019 spring semester with performances from each vocal and band ensemble as well as senior recitals and a special choir performance in Sioux Falls. Performances are located in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall on the Black Hills State University campus and are free to community and students, unless noted.

Photographer Linda Connor to visit BHSU Feb. 14

13 February 2019

Photographer Linda Connor to visit BHSU Feb. 14

The Black Hills State University Photography Department invites you to join us for a lecture with photographer Linda Connor Thursday, Feb. 14 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas Hall Room 305. Connor is an American photographer who photographs spiritual and exotic locations including India, Mexico, Thailand, Ireland, Peru, and Nepal. 

Black Hills State University-Rapid City hosting Speaker Series for community

11 February 2019

Black Hills State University-Rapid City hosting Speaker Series for community

Providing an opportunity for Rapid City-area students and community members to learn about important social topics, Black Hills State University-Rapid City is hosting a Speaker Series with presentations on alternating Mondays from 6-7:30 p.m. in Room 112.

BHSU receives highest standard in business program accreditation through AACSB

6 February 2019

BHSU receives highest standard in business program accreditation through AACSB

Black Hills State University received an extension of accreditation by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, AACSB International. This accreditation is earned by only five percent of the world’s business schools offering degrees at the bachelor level or higher.

BHSU earns national education accreditation; first in the state to receive CAEP accreditation for education

29 January 2019

BHSU earns national education accreditation; first in the state to receive CAEP accreditation for education

Black Hills State University is the first institution in South Dakota to receive accreditation by the Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP). This means BHSU has met rigorous, internationally-recognized standards to ensure excellence in the University’s teacher preparation programs.