Snow Removal

A special thank-you to Facilities Services staff for working on a holiday to make sure the campus was cleaned and ready for us to come back to class and work on Tuesday! With constant melting and refreezing, there will be icy patches despite efforts to sand and salt. Please wear smart shoes and walk carefully!

--Submitted by Kathy Johnson on 2018-02-21

Lakota Omniciye Indian Taco Sale

Lakota Omniciye will be hosting an Indian Taco sale, Wednesday, January 31st, from 11:00am to 1:00pm. Please stop by the Student Union and pick up a taco or two. All funds received go directly to help fund the 35th annual Lakota Omniciye Wacipi.

**Now accepting Credit Cards**

--Submitted by Katie Haigh on 2018-02-21

20th Black Hills Research Symposium: Last Call for Abstracts
Kindly submit your abstracts for the 20th Black Hills Research Symposium 2018 using the following URL:
ABSTRACT SUBMISSION DEADLINE: February 23, 2018 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. ConclusionFor research in an area of creative activity: A brief description of the body of work including:
      5. Media
      6. Technique and process
      7. Purpose of the work: narrative, influence, and/or design qualities
      8. All creative works must be presented through oral presentation. Fine art must provide visual representations.
    6. Indication of preference for poster or oral presentation
    7. 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
    8. Indication of undergraduate or graduate status
    9. Acceptance or Applied to NCUR (Yes or No)Participants will be notified of acceptance by email by March 2nd, 2018.
--Submitted by Parthasarathi Nag on 2018-02-21

Do you like to write? Add a creative writing course this fall.

Exciting news! A new creative writing course has been added to fall 2018. ENGL 483: Advanced Creative Writing. In this course, we will focus on the elements of craft and major genre conventions in the first half of the semester. In the last half of the semester, you will work on a project of your choice, such as a collection of poetry, a novella, a graphic novel, or a collection of short stories, etc.

The course is being offered MWF from 10-10:50am. Sign up on WebAdvisor or contact Dr. Huse Wika for more information: Courtney.HuseWika@BHSU.edu

--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika on 2018-02-21

Internship Opportunity - Sales with DishONE
A representative from Dish One, who is a BHSU Alumn, will be visiting campus on Wednesday, February 28th. They are doing a short presentation to promote their one of a kind summer Sales Internship program. Dr. Bobbi Looney has invited him to attend her class. We are looking for other opportunties for him to speak with students and faculty. 
If you are a student and would like to schedule a one on one chat with Dish One to learn about this amazing opportunity OR if you are a faculty member and see the benefit in having Dish One speak to your class, please reach out to Hans Nelson, Director of Corporate Relations. 
--Submitted by Hans Nelson on 2018-02-20

Resume Writing Workshop
The Veterans Club is sponsoring a resume writing workshop on Feb 28th from 11am to 1pm in the Swarts conference room. This workshop is open to all students and staff. We will be offering pizza and sodas for lunch. Feel free to bring your own resume if you would like to update or we will help you start a resume if you have never created one. 
--Submitted by Jessica Rene Paul on 2018-02-20

Annual Photo Exhibition | The Philippines, Through the Lens of Service Learning

Reception Thursday, February 22, 5-7PM

The Fine Arts Department invites you to join us in celebrating the Annual Photo Exhibition on display at the Ruddell Gallery. This exhibition features some of the stunning photographs of BHSU students and Photo Professor Jerry Rawlings documenting the recent service trip to the Philippines. The International Service Learning Program provides experiential education opportunities for students to address human and community needs. This innovative BHSU program presents a unique opportunity for students to experience structured international opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. The exhibition will run from February 14 - March 16, 2018.

--Submitted by Michael Baum on 2018-02-20

Nerd Night
Nerd Night on Monday, February 26th at Crow Peak Brewery! Join the Health Sciences Student Organization for a night of trivia! Teams of up to four compete in three rounds of trivia for prizes from the BHSU Bookstore! Snacks provided, all ages welcome! Snacks and drinks start at 6:45pm and trivia starts at 7!
--Submitted by Joseph Rath on 2018-02-21

Geek Speak:  “A little more than kin and less than kind.”
Please join us for this week's Geek Speak on Thursday, February 22 at 4:00 in Jonas 305:  Dr. Amy Fuqua will present, “A little more than kin and less than kind.”

The Bantu people of Nigeria say, “Umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu,” a human being is human because of other human beings. The Lakota people of High Plains of North American say, “Mitakuye Oyasin,” we are all related. This project will examine the idea of relation across religious and cultural traditions. 

(BONUS!  Dr. Fuqua will host an encore Geek Speak at the Jacket Zone at 617 Main St. on Friday, February 23, at 4:00 p.m.  Join us at either location on either day.)

--Submitted by Courtney Huse Wika on 2018-02-21

Ice Fishing at Deerfield Lake: The 4 C's (Catch, Clean, Cook, Consume)
The Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program (COLP) and SD Game, Fish, and Parks are partnering on an ice fishing program on Sunday, February 25th. Two vans have been reserved. Meet at the Young Center cul-de-sac at 8:00 am. One van will return by 2:00; the other by 5:30.

WHAT TO BRING: Each participant needs to purchase a fishing license ahead of time to participate (either a day pass or yearly). Those can be purchased online at https://gfp.sd.gov/hunt-fish-license/. If you are not a SD resident, you can get in-state rates if you go to Walmart and show your BHSU ID. You also need to bring warm clothes, at least 1 liter of water, and a sack lunch (hopefully, we will eat fish, but you never know). 

All gear will be provided. At the program, Keith Wintersteen, program specialist with SD Game, Fish, and Parks, will give tips on Catching, Cleaning, Cooking, & Consuming, and participants will get to do all four things (that is, if the fish cooperate!). 

For more information, contact Rachel Dather, COLP host, at rachel.dather@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu or 402-640-5196.

--Submitted by Christine McCart on 2018-02-19

Hunting 101 Program with SD GFP

The Collegiate Outdoor Leadership Program (COLP) and SD Game, Fish, and Parks are partnering on a 4 session "Hunting 101" class to be held Wednesday nights Feb. 21, 28 & March 7 & 14 from 5:30 - 7:30 pm in Young Center 206. Lots of hands-on!

Many folks are realizing the ethic of hunting your own protein from your local area. Gain skills, make contacts with SD GFP, and have fun too. Taught by Keith Wintersteen, program specialist with SD Game, Fish, and Parks.

For more information, contact Rachel Dather, COLP host, at rachel.dather@yellowjackets.bhsu.edu or 402-640-5196.

--Submitted by Christine McCart on 2018-02-19

Important Information: Spring 2018

Get ready for Spring 2018 classes. Here's some information about registration, attendance confirmation, financial payment and more. View more information

Starfish Student Success System

Starfish Student Success System

Starfish is a student success system that allows the University to connect you with the tools and resources that you might need in order to be successful.

  • Identify and help at-risk students
  • Easily schedule appointments
  • Remind you of non-classroom related tasks to complete
  • Commend you for a job well done