Kudos to Black Hills State University faculty, staff and students on recent accomplishments

Author: BHSU Communications/Thursday, April 2, 2015/Categories: 2015

Garrett Stevens, BHSU systems software specialist, recently co-authored another Microsoft Official Academic Course (MOAC) textbook: Designing and Implementing a Server Infrastructure &ndash Exam 70-413.  This is the third MOAC textbook Stevens has co-authored, the first two were: Configuring Advanced Windows Server 2012 Services &ndash Exam 70-412 (June 2013) Configuring Windows 8 &ndash Exam 70-687 (August 2013).

Dr. Barbara Looney, professor of management, delivered a poster presentation about her social media research entitled "Guiding Student Use of Tumblr as a Career Building Strategy" at the 11th International Conference on Technology, Knowledge, and Society at the University of California-Berkeley February 24.

Dr. Andrey Reznikov, professor of English, presented his paper at the 23rd annual conference of the Society for the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, which took place in Colorado Spring, Colo., in March. The title of Reznikov&rsquos presentation was "Ukrainian Rebellion (Euromaidan) through the Lens of the Russian Mass Media: A Case Study in the Modern Propaganda War." The paper will be published in the Proceedings of the conference later this year.

Dr. Kara Keeter, assistant professor of physics, presented a poster at the International Low Radioactivity Techniques (LRT2015) workshop in Seattle in March.  Keeter&rsquos poster discussed the acid-etching of the Majorana shielding lead lead shielding is the limiting factor for many detectors and Keeter&rsquos research exceeded the requirements for the Majorana Demonstrator, on time and under budget.

Dr. Brianna Mount, assistant professor of physics research, also presented a poster at the International Low Radioactivity Techniques (LRT2015) workshop in Seattle in March. This was the first LRT conference held in the United States.  Mount&rsquos poster focused on the BHSU Underground Campus at Sanford Underground Research Facility.

Dr. Barbara Looney, professor of management Dr. Mary Caton-Rosser, associate professor of mass communications and Annie Woodle, BHSU alum announce the digital publication of their first BHSU faculty-generated e-book of instructional ideas and strategies using digital media.  Read the book at http://www.mobilizingfacultyonlinetechforteaching.com/

Dr. Justin Ramsey, assistant professor of plant biology, received an additional award of support from the National Science Foundation for the project "Career:  Polyploid speciation in the Achilllea millefolium aggregate."  The additional funds will support research experiences for undergraduate students.  

The student members of BHSU chapter of Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education teamed with Pizza Ranch to raise money for a local family in need. KDP students cleared tables from 5-8 pm on Tuesday, March 31st. Pizza Ranch donated 10% of the night's profits to KDP. The money is being used to support Clayton's Crew, a group of local individuals raising funds for Give Kids the World Village (GKTWV) in Kissimmee, Florida. GKTWV is a nonprofit resort for children between the ages of 3 and 18 who have been diagnosed with a life-threatening illness and their families. The BHSU KDP students are proud to give $253 to Clayton's Crew!


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