Registration for Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021 is officially open!
Click here to watch the video announcement!
Visit www.BHSU.edu/Register to set up a virtual advising session, prepare your schedule, and register for your classes! See you in the fall!
--Submitted by Adam Roosa on 2020-03-27
Microsoft Teams Free Download
Do you find yourself feeling isolated as you practice social distancing?
Lucky for you, your yellowjackets/bhsu e-mail address gives you access to a free download of Office365 which includes a program called Microsoft Teams.
Microsoft Teams acts as an instant messaging, file sharing, connection tool all rolled into one! You can contact anyone in the BHSU directory (faculty, staff, students) just by searching their name!
Feeling like you need to connect to the people you used to walk past on a daily basis?- Microsoft Teams
Wishing you could set up study tables virtually like you used to in the library?- Microsoft Teams
Need some encouragement (whether related to academics or not) and would like to "drop by" and see your advisor?- Microsoft Teams
We could all use feeling the connection that we love at Black Hills State University. Just because we have gone virtual, doesn't mean we have to go silent.
If you have questions specifically related to downloading Microsoft Teams, please contact BHSUHelpDesk@bhsu.edu.
If you just need a tidbit of encouragement this week, your student success advisor is here for you! Contact me via Teams today (Whitney Bischoff).
To download Teams today, follow this link: https://teams.microsoft.com/downloads?navfrom=edustart
--Submitted by Whitney Bischoff on 2020-03-27
BHSU Psych Club Mental Health Coping with COVID-19 Tips
The BHSU Psychology Club has put together a list of tips on taking care of mental health and managing anxiety during the COVID-19 virus crisis:
-Washing your hands frequently
- When looking for information on COVID-19, it’s best to stick to reliable sources to ensure you’re getting the most accurate information. The CDC, World Health Organization, and local public health authorities are your best bet.
- Limit your time on social media and news platforms. While it’s important to stay updated on the issue, misinformation and overexposure can lead to increased and unnecessary anxiety.
- Focus on the things you CAN control, and don’t dwell on the things you can’t. Those things include:
-Avoid touching your face
-Practice social distancing, and stay at home as much as possible
-Get plenty of rest
-Ensure good hygiene, and make sure to keep living spaces sanitized and clean
For more information, visit the following links:
- Take care of yourself.
- Focus on the positives.
- Appreciate the extra time spent with family.
- Maintain your normal routine as much as possible.
- Practice gratitude-write down things that you’re thankful for and meditate on those things.
- Stay as connected as you can with friends and family. Skype, Zoom, Facetiming, etc.
*Special thanks to Jennifer Bloomberg, BHSU Psych Club Public Relations Officer, for putting these tips together.
*Special thanks to Dr. Emilia Flint for her unwavering commitment to the BHSU student and Spearfish community’s mental health during this global pandemic.
*Special thanks to the BHSU Psychology Club members who continue to advocate for the BHSU student community’s mental health and support for psychological science during this time.
--Submitted by Alissa Call on 2020-03-26
The Help Desk is Here to Help
With the move to online classes for the rest of the spring semester, we want to remind students, faculty, and staff that the help desk is still open and offering help! Please contact the help desk by emailing BHSUHelpDesk@BHSU.edu or by starting a LiveChat. Either of these options will ensure that your request is completed in the most timely and efficient manner. You are also able to reach the help desk via telephone at (605) 642-6580 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM through 4:30 PM.
• Request Help
• Start a LiveChat
For self-help, please see our knowledge base.
--Submitted by Karson.Klein on 2020-03-26