Updates and Events Announcement at BHSU

Student Announcements


BHSU Day in regional communities
We are hosting BHSU days in several nearby communities.  The first was in eastern Wyoming and one is set for Monday in Lead/Deadwood.  Thanks to the BHSU faculty and staff who are helping organize these.
October dates and locations are:
Oct. 15 – Sturgis (Mike Isaacson)
Oct. 16 – Belle Fourche (Faye LaDuke Pelster)
If you know alumni or community members in these communities, please invite them to attend the friends gatherings. For Lead/Deadwood we will be meeting at the Sanford Lab Homestake Visitor Center from 4:30 to 6:00 p.m. 
--Submitted by Corinne Hansen on 2019-09-17

Timesheets Due Friday Morning!

Please note, missed timesheet submissions or approvals will cause a delay in pay so be mindful of the deadline!

Hourly employees and student workers should always record all actual hours worked. There are 176 total hours in this current pay period; including 8 hours of Holiday pay for 9/2/19.

CURRENT PAY PERIOD: 8/22/2019 THROUGH 9/21/2019

Supervisors – all timesheets must be approved BY 2 PM Friday as processes start that afternoon. Prior to approving any timesheets please check the leave request systems for outstanding leave requests. Once the leave is approved the timesheet should be updated with the appropriate leave and approved for processing. Please note, if the timesheet approval deadline is missed, your employee(s) will experience a delay in receiving a paycheck.

EMPLOYEES, please make sure your timesheet has been submitted and approved by your supervisor prior to 2:00 PM on Friday.

If you are not an employee who is required to submit a timesheet or exception time on SNAP, please disregard this message.
--Submitted by Melissa Christensen on 2019-09-16


"Psychology’s Role in Addressing Health Disparities”
What: “Psychology’s Role in Addressing Health Disparities”
Where: Jonas Academic Room 305
When: Friday September 20th from 2pm to 3:15pm
Who: Dr. Jennifer Callahan and Dr. Camilo Ruggero

BIO: Dr. Ruggero is an Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Northern Texas. He received his B.A. from the Plan II Honors Program at the University of Texas-Austin and his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Miami. He completed an internship and NIMH-sponsored research fellowship at Brown University. His research explores the phenomenology and risk factors associated with mood and related disorders. Dr. Ruggero teaches the graduate level sequence in quantitative methods and directs the Mood and Psychopathology (MAP) research lab. The MAP Lab, is devoted to exploring the phenomenology of mental disorders using advanced analytic and assessment approaches. His lab is using better maps to explore links between disorders and their underlying psychological and biological vulnerabilities. Work from the lab focuses primarily on the mood spectrum (bipolar disorder and depression), but also addresses the psychophysiology of related disorders, such as PTSD. Finally, his lab is applying lessons from our assessment research to understanding the expression of psychopathology in other cultures.
Dr. Ruggero’s faculty page: https://psychology.unt.edu/node/faculty/camilo-ruggero
BIO: Dr. Callahan is a Professor of Psychology and the Director of Clinical Training for the doctoral program in Clinical Psychology. She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2003 and completed both her internship and post-doc training at Yale University School of Medicine. She is also the Director of the Evidence-based Training and Competencies Research Lab. Dr. Callahan conceptualizes training to be a systems level intervention with lasting effects across the career lifespan. Those effects may be particularly impactful in underserved areas where few providers exist. As such, her team's work primarily centers on improving psychological services and client outcomes among under-served and disadvantaged populations via careful inquiry elucidating client and therapist variables, as well as the contributions of training and supervisors. She was a recipient of the NIH Loan Repayment Program for Individuals from Disadvantaged Backgrounds and is a Liaison to the APA Presidential Deep Poverty Initiative. In addition to multiple awards for mentorship, she has also been awarded multiple external grants. These include grants from the American Psychological Foundation (Division 17; Counseling Psychology) as well as the Association of Psychology Postdoctoral and Internship Centers (APPIC) to facilitate her work on assessment of competencies. Dr. Callahan was co-PI on a Norine Johnson Psychotherapy Research Grant (Division 29; Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy) for work on improving psychotherapist effectiveness. She has also been awarded grants from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) and US Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to support her work in the training of psychologists. Dr. Callahan has authored more than 120 publications and her work has been recognized with the Distinguished Publication of Psychotherapy Research (2012) and Outstanding Publication in Training and Education in Professional Psychology (2014; 2018). She is the is the current Editor-in-Chief for the Journal of Psychotherapy Integration. She is also an Associate Editor for the journal Training and Education in Professional Psychology and a Consulting Editor for the journals American PsychologistPsychotherapy and Practice Innovations. She is board certified in Clinical Psychology, a Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA Division 29; Society for the Advancement of Psychotherapy), and President-elect of APA Division 29.
Dr. Callahan’s faculty page: https://psychology.unt.edu/node/faculty/jennifer-callahan

This event is sponsored by the Psychology Department and Psych Club
--Submitted by Alissa Call on 2019-09-16

Meet Up and Eat Up
Wanting to meet new people on campus but not sure where to start? Join us Wednesday at 12:00 pm for stimulating conversation and a place to socialize with new faces over lunch in the Hive! Look for the table with the Meet Up and Eat Up sign. See you there!
--Submitted by Alyssa Lockhart on 2019-09-17

Rose Hill Cemetery Walk in Spearfish
Join us for the Rose Hill Cemetery Walk in Spearfish this Saturday, where costumed actors will portray people who put Spearfish on the map in the '30s and '40s. This event is free to the public!

Saturday, Sept. 21 at 2 p.m. and again at 4 p.m.
Park at the cemetery at 255 Ash St., Spearfish.

--Submitted by Linda Wiley on 2019-09-17

Accounting Career Fair

The BHSU Accounting faculty and School of Business will be sponsoring the annual Accounting Career Fair at both Spearfish and Rapid City this month.

When and Where:  Wednesday, September 25
from 9:00-11:00 a.m. in the Joy Center at Spearfish campus
from 6:00-7:30 p.m. in the Atrium at Rapid City campus

The fair starts with the "Accounting Jam" where employers tell about their business and the types of jobs available.  The career fair then provides students one-on-one access to speak to the employers. 

This is highly recommended for all potential accounting majors but particularly for Junior and Senior students.
We ask that faculty excuse those students from class to attend this University sponsored event.       
--Submitted by David Crawford on 2019-09-16

Geek Speak: “Manufacturing (Real)ity”
Join us for this week's Geek Speak in Jonas 110 at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday.  These lectures are free and open to the public:

Dr. Jarrett Moore - “Manufacturing (Real)ity”

This lecture will explore the Foucauldian concept of power and how our discourse(s) serve to create the reality in which we live. Using critical discourse analysis, Foucault’s ideas will be outlined and applied to several modern examples of how media and political narratives serve certain groups of people and lead to hegemony of ideas by setting the context of the discourse.


--Submitted by Dr. Courtney Huse Wika on 2019-09-16

Went to Prison for Accounting Fraud

We have a rare opportunity to have Weston Smith visiting our Rapid City location on Thursday 9/19. He will be presenting in room #112 from 4-5pm. 

Weston smith was once CFO of the Fortune 500 company, HealthSouth Corporation. The company became a Wall Street darling, as it quickly grew from one location to over two thousand in all fifty states and five countries. However, underneath the glimmering corporate office, the fleet of corporate jets, and “consistent” earnings reports, laid a multi-year multi-billion dollar financial statement fraud. Ultimately, Weston came forward and exposed the fraud, and accepted responsibility for his former actions serving 27 months in prison for his actions. 


I strongly encourage you to attend this extraordinary event. You are also welcome to invite anyone else who you feel would enjoy learning from this story. 

- Dr. Jeff


--Submitted by Jeff Wehrung on 2019-09-13

Business Buzz Speaker Series
Business Buzz Speaker Series opens Thursday, September 19, 12:30-1:30 p.m., Jonas 306 with Julie Olson, the dynamic owner of Turner Lee Consulting & Design. Julie currently teaches Personal Selling at BHSU and is a branding and packaging expert.  She will share her entrepreneurship insights and her company's story as key designers for the HP product line, among others.
--Submitted by Barbara Looney on 2019-09-12

Students in the News

Black Hills State University Swarm Committee plans for a wicked homecoming

13 September 2019

Black Hills State University Swarm Committee plans for a wicked homecoming

“Lions and tigers and Sting?” The Black Hills State University 2019 Swarm Week will be held Sept. 22-28 with the theme, “There’s No Place Like Homecoming,” inspired by the Wizard of Oz. Each year, BHSU students and the community come together to celebrate tradition and school spirit over a week of activities including the parade and homecoming football game.

Top-notch performances at BHSU involve students, visitors, and community

10 September 2019

Top-notch performances at BHSU involve students, visitors, and community

The Black Hills State University Music Department has a variety of vocal and instrumental performances scheduled for the 2019-2020 academic school year. All events are located in the Clare and Josef Meier Recital Hall and are free to community and students, unless noted.

Alumni, athletic teams to be inducted into Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame

9 September 2019

Alumni, athletic teams to be inducted into Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame

Black Hills State University will induct two teams and six alumni into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during the 2019 Swarm Week homecoming celebration Sept. 22-28. The recipients will be honored during the Hall of Fame Banquet Friday, Sept. 27 at 6 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy Room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union, BHSU Campus, in Spearfish.

BHSU Honors Program kicks off phenomenal year of Geek Speak lectures

4 September 2019

BHSU Honors Program kicks off phenomenal year of Geek Speak lectures

The Black Hills State University Honors Program begins its series of Geek Speak lectures with Dr. Tim Steckline, professor of speech, presenting “Conspiracy Theory Minus the Smirk: The Structural Analysis of Hustles and Hoodwinks” Thursday, Sept. 5 at 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall 110.

Rep. Dusty Johnson to meet with BHSU students on campus Sept. 6

26 August 2019

Rep. Dusty Johnson to meet with BHSU students on campus Sept. 6

South Dakota Rep. Dusty Johnson will visit Black Hills State University Friday, Sept. 6, where he will meet with BHSU Interim President Laurie Nichols and speak to students.

BHSU Interim President Nichols shares priorities during State of the University address

23 August 2019

BHSU Interim President Nichols shares priorities during State of the University address

President Laurie Nichols giving the 2019 State of the University AddressBefore the fall semester officially begins Aug. 26 at Black Hills State University, faculty and staff gathered this week with Interim President Laurie Nichols as she shared her plans and goals for the university this academic year.

Transfer student shares how he finances college, found his stride at Black Hills State

20 August 2019

Transfer student shares how he finances college, found his stride at Black Hills State

Adan Munoz says transferring to Black Hills State University his sophomore year of college helped him find his career path. A mass communication major with emphasis in photography, Adan is already applying his education through work-study positions in BHSU Athletics and Marketing & Communications.