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Student Announcements


A'viands is Partnering with Stuff the Pantry

A’viands is partnering with BHSU CAB and Honor’s Club to provide $5 meals on November 19th and 20th for anyone who donates two canned food items to the Student Food Pantry. If you have questions about the drive, please contact Justin Logue at 605-642-6608 or Justin.Logue@BHSU.edu.

--Submitted by Justin Logue on 2019-11-12

Stuff the Pantry

Stuff the Pantry!

The Still Hungry and Homeless in College study found that 36% of university students experienced food insecurity in the past 30 days, including situations where students cut the size of their portions or skipped meals due to lack of funds. To help combat this insecurity, the Campus Activities Board (CAB) is hosting a food drive through the month of November. If you have something to give this holiday season, you can drop off food or monetary donations at the CAB desk in the Student Engagement and Leadership Center (SU 210). All donations will be given to the On-Campus food pantry which is run by the BHSU Honor’s Club and located in Humbert Hall on the ROTC side. If you have questions about the drive, please contact Justin Logue at 605-642-6608 or Justin.Logue@BHSU.edu.

--Submitted by Justin Logue on 2019-11-11

Dr. Nag on SD Public Broadcasting Radio
Dr. Parthasarathi Nag, professor of math, will be live on S.D. Public Broadcasting Thursday, Nov. 14 at around 11:42 a.m. to preview his Geek Speak a "Brief History of Black Holes." Listen live at sdpb.org/radio/
--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott on 2019-11-11

Student Teacher Orientation Meeting
Students who will be student teaching during the SPRING 2020 semester need to attend one of these meetings:

Monday, December 2 at 2:30 pm in room 112 of the Rapid City campus building
Thursday, December 5 at 4pm in Jonas 305 on the Black Hills State University campus

--Submitted by Sharla Dowding on 2019-11-07

BHSU Food Pantry Second Location!
The BHSU food pantry has opened a second location! The pantry is here to support all students, faculty, staff, and their families. Our first location is located in the ROTC building next to Humbert Hall. Our brand new location is located in the Student Support Service's office in Woodburn. Both locations are open 8 a.m-5 p.m. Monday-Friday. 
--Submitted by Samantha Ray on 2019-11-07

Student Satisfaction Survey
BHSU Students,
This week you will receive an official invitation to complete a Student Satisfaction Inventory. 
Your feedback is so very important to BHSU as we strive to offer a positive living and learning environment for you on campus and in the community.  Student feedback from this survey has led to campus improvements in the past including:
  • Upgrading classrooms
  • Expanding the Student Union
  • Enhancing technology
Your voice is important; your participation in the survey can help build a better BHSU.
Every student who completes the Student Satisfaction Inventory will be eligible for a drawing for an Apple Surface or $50 gift certificates from the BHSU Bookstore or A’viands Dining Services.
Thanks in advance for your feedback. Your input really does help to make positive changes at Black Hills State University.
Laurie Stenberg Nichols
Interim President 
For questions or feedback related to the Inventory, please contact
Lois Flagstad, PhD
Vice President for Enrollment and Student Affairs
Woodburn Hall 214
Black Hills State University
--Submitted by Lois Flagstad on 2019-11-05


Free ACEs Training TODAY

Join us this afternoon for the Resilience film follow-up ACEs training session put on by Dan Wardle, Education and Referral Development Specialist of the Children's Home Society of South Dakota. The training will address health issues related to Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and is a great opportunity for all members of the community to learn what ACEs are, as well as recognize the signs, learn the consequences, and talk about the steps one can take to prevent these experiences in children. Free to all, everyone is welcome! We can be the change. Located in Jonas 307 from 1:30 to 4:30 pm.


--Submitted by Alyssa Lockhart on 2019-11-12

Make and Take Fundraiser for makeSPACE
Join makeSPACE on Saturday, Nov. 16th from 7-10 PM at Spearfish Brewing Company downtown Spearfish for an evening of beer tasting, live music and crafty exploration with “Make & Take" gifts crafted from upcycled bicycle parts. We invite everyone to come, socialize and enjoy the music.

Make & Take tickets entitle you to Spearfish Brewing Craft beer samples, light dessert, and "make & take" craft items. We’ll help you use our upcycled materials to create various styles of earrings, ornaments/key chains, and custom greeting cards. All items are made from locally-sourced upcycled materials and make great gifts!

A portion of additional beer sales will be donated to makeSPACE made possible by the generous support of Spearfish Brewing Company located at 741 N. Main St. Spearfish, SD.

Doors open to all.

Live music performed by WJazz, Joel Adams, and Rodney Garnett from 8:30-10 PM

makeSPACE provides space in our community for all people to enjoy a just, healthy, and creative life.

Buy tickets online and save $5: http://bit.ly/MakeTakeTickets
--Submitted by Niklas Peters on 2019-11-11

National Science Teaching Association Meeting
The BHSU Chapter of the National Sciecne Teaching Association will be meeting Tuesday, November 12th at 6:00pm in Jonas 202.  Come and get involved!  Anyone is welcome!
--Submitted by Michaela French on 2019-11-11

Paw Prints in the Snow
Paw Prints in the Snow is a fundraising event for Western Hills Humane Society. Some activities that will be offered are a prize raffle, a 50/50 raffle, arts and crafts, pet and kid pictures with Santa and even food and drink. T-shirts and sweatshirts from Western Hills Humane Society will also be on sale. Paw Prints in the Snow will take place at Crow Peak Brewery on December 5th from 4pm to 8pm. Bring the whole family and your furry friends!
--Submitted by Samantha Rider on 2019-11-08

Business Buzz Speaker Series
Keryn Rowland, BHSU alum and VP of Human Resources at Synchrony will guide an interactive presentation that addresses the value of diversity in the workplace.  With 19+ yrs of experience in H.R. management, Keryn has expertise in talent acquisition, employee relations, performance management, organizational development, and leadership development. Sponsored by the School of Business and BHSU Enactus team.  Join us Thursday, Nov 21, 2019 in Jonas Hall, Room 306 from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.  
--Submitted by Barbara Looney on 2019-11-07

Geek Speak: "A Brief History of Black Holes"
Please join us for this week's Geek Speak: Nov. 14 at 4:00 p.m. in Jonas 110:

Dr. Parthasarathi Nag - "A Brief History of Black Holes"

With the recent [April, 10th, 2019] observation of a Black Hole in the center of the supergiant elliptical galaxy Messier 87 using an global array of radio X-ray telescopes known by Event Horizon Telescope it might be an appropriate time for briefly reviewing certain aspects of this object in general. Our story will start from the 18th century with mathematician Pierre-Simon Laplace who postulated using Newton’s theory of gravity the first idea of a Black Hole. During the early 20th century mathematician David Hilbert and physicist Albert Einstein formulated the General Theory of Relativity. In a few months after the announcement of the result [1915], Karl Schwarzschild obtained a solution [in the middle of a trench during WW-I around 1916] to the Hilbert-Einstein equation which had an interesting aspect to it called “singularity”. One of the consequence of this is an extremely warped space-time, so much so that even light cannot escape and we have a Black Hole. However, it was found by Arthur Eddington and Finkelstein that this is an “apparent singularity” and a Black Hole can be characterized along with the idea of a White Hole which could be the nature of Big Bang. These effects are still classical without any quantum effects till physicist Stephen Hawking and Jacob Bekenstein theorized that Black Holes should radiate which ultimately leads to a Black Hole evaporating. Along with this presentation on Black Hole we will also point out how this has influenced certain interesting paradoxes one of which is called the Information Paradox that has resulted into the “Black Hole War” between Stephen Hawking on one side and Gerard ‘t Hooft/Leonard Susskind on the other side.

--Submitted by Courtney Wika on 2019-11-07

Southern Hills Program Preview ROAD TRIP
Looking for a unique Summer Intern Experience? 
Join us for a one-day ROAD TRIP to Hot Springs, SD to engage with three unique employers!

Friday, November 15th 
9:00am - 5:30pm
Collaboration between SD Veterans Home, Fall River Hospital, Veterans Hospital, and BHSU!

1 Day
1 Van
11 Students
3 Site Visits

Open to all majors. (Pre-Nursing HIGHLY ENCOURAGED!)
Email Hans Nelson to reserve your spot today!
--Submitted by Hans Nelson on 2019-11-06

Resume Building Session
The BHSU Career Development Program has partnered with the Department of Labor to provide free resume building support for BHSU students/graduates. 
The Department of Labor has agreed to come to campus every 1st and 3rd Tuesday of the month to support BHSU students with improving/prepping their resumes. 
Upcoming Sessions:
Tuesday, November 5 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Tuesday, November19 from 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Reserve your 30-minute session today by emailing Hans Nelson, Director of Corporate & Career Development
Career Questions? #goseeHans
--Submitted by Hans Nelson on 2019-11-06