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For Immediate Release 15 August 2000

Board of Regents Recognize BHSU Student Groups

SPREAFISH-The South Dakota Board of Regents, meeting Saturday August 12th on the campus of Black Hills State University, presented awards to two student organizations from Black Hills State University. President Harvey C. Jewett IV, presented the awards on the Board's behalf. "These organizations provide valued services to the campus and community. Participation in these organizations not only gives students experience, it shows the importance of serving your community," said Jewett.

The award for academic excellence was presented to KBHU-FM. KBHU, Black Hills State University's radio station, operates like a commercial station. Operated by BHSU students, the organization of the radio station includes a general manager, station manager, and a full staff of trained students. A professor in the mass communications department serves as the faculty advisor for the station. The purpose of KBHU is learning. KBHU welcomes all BHSU students to join and offers a mentorship program for high school students who want to learn about the station.

The award for organizational leadership was presented to the United Ministries at BHSU for its leadership and participation in service and fellowship projects on campus and in the community throughout the year. The organization emphasizes the development of both Christian leadership and an interior spiritual life. United Ministries' activities include an annual New Student Day Ice Cream Social, assistance with Relay for Life, collection of donations for senior citizens who are residents of Belle Fourche Long Term Care Center, assistance during the annual Thanksgiving dinner at the Senior Citizen Center, and providing mentorship under a Global Awareness Grant from the United Methodist Church. They also have organized and maintained a food and clothing pantry on campus to assist students/staff members and their families in times of need. Members of the United Ministries include BHSU students, staff, and faculty.

Accepting the award on behalf of KBHU - FM was Dr. Holly Downing, Dean of Arts and Sciences at Black Hills State University. Beata Ferris accepted the award for the United Ministries.



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