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Thursday, March 26, 2020

During this period of transition to an online learning environment, we will be sending daily Campus e-Updates to students for more frequent and up-to-date communication. To be sure your announcement runs on time, please submit your announcement by 3:30 p.m. on the day before you want it to run.

DAILY FEATURES

Staying connected: Community

Sometimes it can feel like we don’t know what’s ahead of us, but staying connected to each other can help guide us in the right direction.

Click here to watch the video.

--Submitted by Jane Klug on 2020-03-26


Online Learning Tips of the Day

Communicate, communicate, communicate – Don’t hesitate

Ask any course related questions without any delay - contact your classmates or your instructors as soon as you can.

You can find the contact information of your classmates in your course online in D2L.

Enter your course, click on the ‘Resources’ tab > Classlist >  Click on the specific name of your classmate to send an email.

Be respectful online

Online communication is non-verbal. Your body language and tone will not be communicated.

There is every possibility for misinterpretation so make sure that any online communication is professional and clear.

Remember to be respectful of others.

Avoid all forms of emoticons, abbreviations, slang and online jargon.

--Submitted by Prasanthi Pallapu, Instructional Designer

ANNOUNCEMENTS

The city of Spearfish moving forward with steps to reduce the spread of virus

The Spearfish City Council proposed emergency ordinance will limit business activity. This is part of a nationwide effort to reduce the spread of the COVID-19. See details.

The city has also established a website to provide resources and connect people with volunteer needs. See website.

--Submitted by Corinne Hansen on 2020-03-26


Young Center Updates

Students, Staff, and Young Center Members,

Just a quick update to your memberships and Young Center access. Following COVID 19 guidelines, along with the State of South Dakota recommendations, the Young Center will continue to be closed through May 3rd due to COVID-19. I will continue to monitor and provide updates as I receive them.

In the meantime, please stay safe, stay warm, and find some good workouts online to keep up your spirits and workout routines. We appreciate your patience during this time. Please, let me know if you have any questions, thanks.

Brock Anundson

Assistant Director of Athletics – Internal Operations/Events
Black Hills State University
1200 University St Unit 9409
Spearfish, SD  57799-9409
(605) 642-6882

--Submitted by Brock Anundson on 2020-03-26


Department of Health Handout

The Department of Health has provided an updated info-graphic detailing actions to take if you feel sick or think you may have been in contact with someone who is sick. Click here to view the handout.

--Submitted by Melissa Christensen on 2020-03-26


Email Tips

Are you overwhelmed by your emails? We completely understand! Here are some quick tips.

Utilize folders. Perhaps one for each class. Outlook will even organize them automatically as they come in if you want.

Set aside blocks of time to read and respond to emails rather than trying to read them as they come in.

Delete unnecessary emails. When an email is not important to class or school, get rid of it. Empty your trash and spam folders regularly.

Mark the email as unread. If an email contains information or instruction you need later, mark it as unread. You don't want to forget you have it.

Use "bridge" emails. A project may take some time to finish up, let the sender know you are working on it and when you anticipate completion.

Never hesitate to contact the help desk if you have questions.

--Submitted by Tai Duncan on 2020-03-26


REGISTER EARLY AND DON’T MISS OUT ON THE CLASSES YOU WANT AND NEED!

SUMMER 2020, FALL 2020 & SPRING 2021 REGISTRATION
Stressed over registration? Going stir crazy practicing social distancing? Connect with us and follow these four easy steps for a little peace of mind:

1. Register for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 using MyBHSU/SNAP from the menu on www.BHSU.edu

a. Plan Ahead- This feature will show you any holds that you may have preventing your registration along with your assigned registration time.

b. Open your DegreeWorks Dashboard from your MyBHSU/SNAP main student screen to find your remaining degree requirements

2. Browse Classes for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

a. Look for courses that fit into your schedule (don’t forget to look at Spearfish, Rapid City, and Online course availability)

3. Ensure you have chosen the correct courses for next year!

a. Schedule a virtual appointment with your advisor (required for all students with less than 60 credit hours completed).

b. Send your course selections to your advisor to verify the correct courses are selected (keeping you on time to graduate!

c. To find your advisor, selectStudent Main MenufromMy Academic Information. Then, selectStudent Profile.

4. Register for classes!

a. Once you have completed all of the above, remember to come back during your assigned registration date and time and register for your courses!

b. Complete the Financial Responsibilities Agreement.

c. Select Register for Classes (using your existing plan, or course search)

Video Tutorial is here: Watch this video (https://www.BHSU.edu/Register) for a “how to” on using Banner Registration.

--Submitted by Whitney Bischoff on 2020-03-25


Online Learning Tip

BHSU geography instructor Carrie Gray-Wood shares these online learning tips on BHSU social media today:

Update your D2L account to reflect your current time zone

Use your smartphone to set reminders about upcoming assignments and deadlines

Create a checklist of assignments and readings for the week to follow for each class.

--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott on 2020-03-26

BHSU IN THE MEDIA

Colleges continue with online classes to avoid COVID-19

Read the KOTA, Rapid City Journal, Yankton Daily Press, KTIV, Capital Journal, Vermillion Plain Talk articles

Spearfish continues to update response plan during ever-changing COVID-19 conditions: President Laurie Nichols

Read the Black Hills Pioneer article

Psychology professor gives mental health tips due to COVID-19 concerns: Dr. Emilia Flint

Listen to the S.D. Public Broadcasting interview, Read the KOTA, KEVN, BHSU Media, Capital Journal articles

Vast offering free internet to BHSU students

Read the Rapid City Journal article

Spearfish mayor urges public ‘to be proactive’ during coronavirus pandemic

Read the Rapid City Journal article

Residence Life amid COVID-19

Read the BHSU Media article

What to do during the Coronavirus

Read the BHSU Media article

Spearfish Economic Development Corp. names new marketing and administrative coordinator: Student Cayley Schmitt

Read the Rapid City Journal-Our Northern Hills article

Brookings High School announces head football coach: Alum Brady Clark

Read the Brookings Register article

SUBMIT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

During this period of transition to an online learning environment, we will be sending daily Campus e-Updates to students for more frequent and up-to-date communication. To be sure your announcement runs on time, please submit your announcement by 3:30 p.m. on the day before you want it to run.

Add E-Update Announcement

The Current Student Announcement Page is updated daily. To read the latest BHSU News Stories, please visit BHSU.edu/news.


During this period of transition to an online learning environment, we will be sending daily Campus e-Updates to students for more frequent and up-to-date communication. To be sure your announcement runs on time, please submit your announcement by 3:30 p.m. on the day before you want it to run.

DAILY FEATURES

Here’s to you, Yellow Jackets!

Need something to lift your spirits today? You’ll definitely want to watch this!

Click here to watch the video.

--Submitted by Jane Klug on 2020-03-25


Online Learning Tips of the Day

Login to D2L regularly

oUse your BHSU email address and email password to log in.

oEven though the classes are held online, you will still complete the required assignments and course work - so plan your day accordingly.

§Do not wait until the last minute to complete assignments instead be proactive.

§This will provide enough time for you to ask any questions.

oJust because the course material is offered online, that does not mean that you will spend less time working on the course work.

§You just have flexibility to schedule how you get the course work done.

Time Zone

oUpdate your time zone in D2L to avoid confusion with due dates online.

Technical difficulties

oVisit the HelpDesk web page if you are having any technical difficulties.

oEmail the HelpDesk at BHSUHelpDesk@BHSU.edu.

--Submitted by Prasanthi Pallapu, Instructional Designer

ANNOUNCEMENTS

IT’S TIME TO REGISTER FOR SUMMER 2020, FALL 2020 & SPRING 2021!

Registration is now open and will continue through April 8th.

Contact your advisor TODAY to set up a Zoom or phone remote advising appointment.

Why contact an advisor?

They are experts on course rotations and class descriptions

Help ensure you graduate on time

Talk about important things like internships, course substitutions, and study abroad options

Click here for instructions about and resources for registering for Summer 2020, Fall 2020 and Spring 2021.  You can find your individualized registration date by selecting PREPARE FOR REGISTRATION from SNAP.  Advisors can help you make a plan even if your registration date has not yet arrived.

--Submitted by Janette Hettick on 2020-03-25


Online Learning Tip from a BHSU Professor

Online learning tip on BHSU social media: Don't be afraid to ask questions.
"The chances are very good that other students have the same question but are afraid to ask. So, please ask! The professor needs the feedback to improve the course for everyone." - Dr. Scott Clarke, associate professor of integrated media.

--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott on 2020-03-25


Mail Forwarding

When a student moves off campus if they will go to https://www.bhsu.edu/Student-Life/Student-Services/Mail-Services there is a tab there that says Student Forwarding.

Fill out the information on that page and hit submit at the bottom of the page and your mail will be forwarded to the address you indicated for 6 months.

FedEx and UPS packages do not have forwarding capabilities and will be returned to the sender.

All packages mailed through the United States Post Office will be forwarded to your new address.

If you have any more questions please email me at.

jimmy.roberts@bhsu.edu

--Submitted by Jim Roberts on 2020-03-25

SUBMIT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

During this period of transition to an online learning environment, we will be sending daily Campus e-Updates to students for more frequent and up-to-date communication. To be sure your announcement runs on time, please submit your announcement by 3:30 p.m. on the day before you want it to run.

Add E-Update Announcement

The Current Student Announcement Page is updated daily. To read the latest BHSU News Stories, please visit BHSU.edu/news.

During this period of transition to an online learning environment, we will be sending daily Campus e-Updates to students for more frequent and up-to-date communication. To be sure your announcement runs on time, please submit your announcement by 3:30 p.m. on the day before you want it to run.

DAILY FEATURES

COVID-19 Updates

In coordination with Gov. Kristi Noem’s Executive Order, the South Dakota Board of Regents with input from the six state universities has announced that all South Dakota public universities will continue online teaching through the end of spring semester.  Originally online classes were scheduled for two weeks; however, given the increasing number of coronavirus cases, online classes will continue through the end of the spring semester. 

In addition, May commencement will be postponed in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic.

“This was a difficult decision for all of us, and I know it creates numerous difficulties for our graduating students and their families,” Black Hills State University President Laurie S. Nichols said. “But this step is necessary to minimize the further spread of this virus for the health and safety of BHSU students and the surrounding community.”

She noted that the May commencement will be combined with the Fall commencement set for Dec. 14, 2020.  Those who were planning to participate in the May commencement ceremonies will be invited to participate in the December ceremony.

Over the next two weeks, BHSU will work with students in residence halls to facilitate a move-out process that allows for appropriate social distancing, as recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Students may set up appointments to move out seven days a week, with hours ranging from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. See details of move-out.  For those students who need to stay in the residence hall through the end of the semester, they will be allowed to do so.

Procedures for partial refunds for select students have been posted. The refunds cover partial reimbursement for housing, meal plans and parking.  BHSU will issue the refunds according to the guidelines. If you have questions, call 642-6562. 

Nichols added that BHSU is urging all students and community members to continue to practice social distancing and stay home as much as possible.

“As the virus continues it grow, it’s vital that we all stay home and reduce our coronavirus footprint,” Nichols said. “Your actions today will impact our whole community. I know you are tired of hearing it, but we must double down on our social distancing knowing that this is a temporary situation. We all look forward to the future when we regain some normalcy.  Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.”

To learn more about changes at BHSU, see www.BHSU.edu/covid

--Submitted by Laurie Nichols on 2020-03-24


Online Learning Tips of the Day

--Submitted by Prasanthi Pallapu, Instructional Designer

You are not alone in this.

oWe are all navigating this challenging time together.

Practice good time management

oBalance between school work and other responsibilities.

oWhen you feel overwhelmed, talk to someone.

Check your email

oCheck your student ‘YellowJackets’ email frequently for information from your professors. (password recovery)


Campus view for the day

Click here to watch the video.

--Submitted by Jane Klug on 2020-03-23

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Insights into Online Learning from BHSU Professors

On the BHSU Instagram and Facebook pages this week we'll share insights into online learning from your favorite professors at BHSU.

Here’s one from Carrie Gray-Wood and Dr. Courtney Huse-Wika: Stay on top of your assignments by creating email or text reminders through D2L about upcoming deadlines.

To do so:

1.Click on your name at the top right hand side of the page.

2.Choose Notifications

3.Scroll down, and look under Contact Methods

4.Select “Register your Mobile”

5.Fill in the relevant info in the pop up window

6.Enter the confirmation # sent to your cell phone

7.Adjust the # of text messages sent to you daily

8.Scroll down in the Instant Notifications area and select the kind and date of notifications

9.Save

--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott on 2020-03-24


SUMMER 2020, FALL 2020 & SPRING 2021 REGISTRATION

Stressed over registration? Going stir crazy practicing social distancing? Connect with us and follow these four easy steps for a little peace of mind:

1.Register for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 usingMyBHSU/SNAPfrom the menu onwww.BHSU.edu

Plan Ahead- This feature will show you any holds that you may have preventing your registration along with your assigned registration time.

Open your DegreeWorks Dashboard from your MyBHSU/SNAP main student screen to find your remaining degree requirements

2.Browse Classes for both Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Look for courses that fit into your schedule (don’t forget to look at Spearfish, Rapid City, and Online course availability)

3.Ensure you have chosen the correct courses for next year!

Schedule a virtual appointment with your advisor (required for all students with less than 60 credit hours completed).

Send your course selections to your advisor to verify the correct courses are selected (keeping you on time to graduate!

To find your advisor, selectStudent Main MenufromMy Academic Information. Then, selectStudent Profile.

4.Register for classes!

Once you have completed all of the above, remember to come back during your assigned registration date and time and register for your courses!

Complete the Financial Responsibilities Agreement.

Select Register for Classes (using your existing plan, or course search)

Video Tutorial is here: Watch this video for a “how to” on using Banner Registration.

--Submitted by Whitney Bischoff on 2020-03-24


Letter from the RHA President

Dear Students,

We face many challenges in the coming days, weeks, and months as this pandemic continues to hold society in place. I know many people are afraid and nervous about the direction we are heading in. But I also know that we are a resilient people, we are a people who never back down from a challenge, we are a people who care and want to protect each other and a people who will come out on the other side of this situation in a stronger position. Society is changing and no matter how much darkness may rise, the light will always shine through to show us the true path forward.

As student leaders, we will continue to advocate and fight on your behalf. And we will always be here as resources if you need us. I want you all to remember you are not alone and that this fight isn't one persons, it is all of ours. 

Keep up on the schoolwork, make it through the rest of this school year, check in on your friends, family, other students, faculty, and staff members and make sure you are doing your part to protect not only yourself, but also vulnerable populations and your fellow human beings by following the guidelines provided by the CDC and/or other governmental institutions. 

I believe we will make it through these difficult times and I believe in our united strength and persistence. 

"Never lose hope. Storms make people stronger and never last forever." ~Roy T. Bennet

Sincerely, 

Elijah Bush
President of the Residence Hall Association

--Submitted by Elijah Bush on 2020-03-24


Math Tutoring Now ONLINE!!!

The Math Assistance Center has officially moved all of our tutoring services online.  Find out more about our tutoring services on our website: www.BHSUMath.com or email us at Mac@BHSU.edu or the director Jeffrey.Winter@BHSU.edu.

--Submitted by Jeffrey Winter on 2020-03-23


Adobe Creative Cloud is available for students and faculty

Due to COVID-19 and the move to more online classes, student access to Adobe Creative Cloud in labs and classrooms is not available. Adobe has provided temporary at-home access for impacted students and faculty so that they can continue their work remotely. Please follow the instructions below to enable access to Creative Cloud Desktop Apps on your personal device until May 31st, 2020.

  1. Visit https://creativecloud.adobe.com and use your school credentials to sign in.
  2. If prompted, select Company or School Account and then enter your password. Or provide your credentials in your school’s login screen.
  3. From the Creative Cloud website, browse for and download your desired app. Click Apps on the top of the page to view all apps.

--Submitted by Karson Klein 2020-03-23


Exploiting the Coronavirus: Watch out for These Scams!

Look out! The bad guys are preying on your fear and sending all sorts of scams related to the Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak.

Below are some examples of the types of scams you should be on the lookout for:

1.Emails that appear to be from organizations such as the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), HHS (U.S. Department of Health & Human Services), or the WHO (World Health Organization). The scammers have crafted emails that appear to come from these sources, but they actually contain malicious phishing links or dangerous attachments.

2.Emails that ask for charity donations for studies, doctors, or victims that have been affected by the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Scammers often create fake charity emails after global phenomenons occur, like natural disasters, or health scares like the COVID-19.

3.Emails that claim to have a "new" or "updated" list of cases of Coronavirus in your area. These emails could contain dangerous links and information designed to scare you into clicking on the link.

Keep in mind, these are only a few examples and these scam artists are constantly coming up with new ways to fool you.

What Can I Do?

Remain cautious! And always remember the following to protect yourself from scams like this:

Never click on links or download attachments from an email that you weren’t expecting.

If you receive a suspicious email that appears to come from an official organization such as the WHO or CDC, report the email to the official organization through their website.

If you want to make a charity donation, go to the real charity website of your choice to submit your payment. Type the charity’s web address in your browser instead of clicking on any links in emails, or other messages.

--Submitted by Garrett Stevens on 2020-03-23


Update: APRIL FOOLS: FAKE NEWS now Zooms

The APRIL FOOLS: FAKE NEWS discussion scheduled for Wednesday, April 1, 1-2:15 p.m. MT, will now be conducted via Zoom, instead of meeting in the JLR. The date and time remain the same.  The session will also be recorded for sharing later. Anita Kumar, associate editor for Politico, and six regional media professionals will participate as panelists. The event is organized by BHSU’s Mass Communication program, student campus media and College Democrats, as well as all the news outlets that are participating. Send an email to mary.catonrosser@bhsu.edu for questions. Here are the details to join the Zoom meeting “live”:  

Join Zoom Meeting
https://bhsu.zoom.us/j/914797755?pwd=RmNxZVV6V1d4Y3J6VFd1TGZjQ2F3Zz09
Meeting ID: 914 797 755
Password: 013807
One tap mobile
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Dial by your location
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
        +1 929 436 2866 US (New York)
Meeting ID: 914 797 755
Find your local number: https://bhsu.zoom.us/u/acNDZk9eMy
 

--Submitted by Mary Caton-Rosser on 2020-03-19


Dr. Emilia Flint on S.D. Public Broadcasting.

Dr. Emilia Flint, associate professor of psychology, will be live on S.D. Public Broadcasting Radio around 11:40 a.m. MT on Wednesday, March 25, to give her tips as a licensed psychologist on how to deal with the anxiety caused by COVID-19. Listen live at https://www.sdpb.org/radio/

--Submitted by Kimberly Talcott on 2020-03-20


NEWS RELEASES

Talking to your kids about COVID-19: Mental health professionals weigh in

As American families approach another week of closed schools and social distancing recommendations, Black Hills State University psychology professor Emilia Flint, Ph.D., LP, and her colleague at Black Hills Psychology, Tara Ginter, LPC-MH, provide age-specific guidance for talking with your kids about COVID-19.

Business to provide free internet to BHSU students in need

A local internet company is offering broadband services to students at Black Hills State University who do not currently have internet access at home. BHSU announced earlier this week that classes will be taught online for the next two weeks due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In a statement from Vast Broadband, company representatives said they value being a part of each of the communities they serve and they want to do all they can to assist those in need during this critical time.

BHSU psychology professor offers mental health tips in response to COVID-19 concerns

If you are feeling more anxiety than normal due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you are not alone. Dr. Emilia Flint, associate professor of psychology at Black Hills State University, has several tips to help us cultivate calm in our lives.

CAMPUS CALENDAR


Many events have been cancelled, postponed or changed to a virtual format. Check the Campus Calendar for updates. |  Submit event to Calendar

SUBMIT YOUR ANNOUNCEMENTS

During this period of transition to an online learning environment, we will be sending daily Campus e-Updates to students for more frequent and up-to-date communication. To be sure your announcement runs on time, please submit your announcement by 3:30 p.m. on the day before you want it to run.

Add E-Update Announcement

The Current Student Announcement Page is updated daily. To read the latest BHSU News Stories, please visit BHSU.edu/news.