Volume XXIII • Jan. 8, 1999

CSA position open - Top

The following Career Service Position is open:
mail processor, university mail service

For further information, please check the announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.

Resignation - Top

Sally Kulhavy, mail processor university mail service

Legislative interns selected at Black Hills State - Top

Four Black Hills State University students have been selected as legislative interns for the 1999 session of the South Dakota Legislature.

BHSU students working with the 74th Legislature are: Edward Hacker, a junior, political-science major from Allen; Katie Malinski, a sophomore, elementary-education major from New Prague, Minn.; Nicole Nachtigal, a senior, political-science major from Kimball; and, Jason Smiley, a senior, political-science major from Rapid City. The session begins January 12th and runs through the first week in March.

Twenty-three university students are chosen from throughout the state. The internships are divided among Republican and Democratic office holders based on proportional numbers.

Dr. Tom Hills, professor of political science who directs the university's internship program, said a total of 96 BHSU students have served as interns since 1978. Also, the university has placed 13 interns with lobbyist groups, and one with the governor's office.

Benefit basketball game for Joe Divis raises $3,000 - Top

A benefit basketball game for Joe Divis last weekend raised nearly $3,000 for the former Black Hills State NAIA All-American center.

Eleven former Yellow Jacket teammates returned to the hardcourt to help raise money for Divis who recently underwent two liver transplants at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. The the Stadium Sports Grill in cooperation with the BHSU Green and Gold Club hosted a pre-game fundraiser to help promote the event.

Divis fought ulcerative colitis throughout his collegiate career, but that didn't stop him from totaling 1,590 points, 745 rebounds and 361 blocked shots, an NAIA record for blocks. He graduated from BHSU in 1995 with a degree in business administration and currently works for Green Tree Financial in Rapid City.

Players and coaches for the game were, front left, Coach Wayne Mundt, Barry VanDyke, A. J. Ecker, Mark Nore, Matt Burgess, Jesse Dana, and Coach Charles Schad. Backrow, left, Coach John Heck, Eldon Marshall, Eric Thompson, Wade Wilkinson, Joe Divis, Brian Sudrala, Tory Swartz, Tom Weaver, and Coach John Gritts.

Matthews Opera House will hold director's workshop - Top

Anyone interested in theater arts and especially those interested in directing productions, may attend a full-day directors' workshop Saturday, Jan. 16 at Matthews Opera House in Spearfish.

There is no fee for this workshop. Participants must be high school age or older. The workshop runs from 9:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. with a break for lunch.

Leaders will discuss rehearsals and scheduling, blocking, technical support, learning lines, helping inexperienced actors and more. For more information contact David Whitlock at 642-7973.

Entries sought for Spearfish Winter Art Show - Top

Cash awards will go to top-rated artists exhibiting work at Spearfish's Winter Art Show, Feb. 20 and 21 at the Spearfish Center for the Arts and Humanities.

Entry forms, available from the center, must be returned by Feb. 11. Information about submissions is available by phoning the Center at 642-7973 or Jenny Braig at 642-8078.

Last year's show drew 280 entries.

There is no jury process for entering the show. Entry fees are $8 per piece for adult professionals and amateurs, or $20 for three pieces. Teenagers may enter up to two pieces at $2 per piece and children may enter one piece at $1.

Works will be accepted in the mediums of oil and acrylic, mixed media, watercolor, drawing, printmaking, sculpture and ceramics, photography, calligraphy, and heritage (painted hide, quillwork, bead, quilts, etc.).

All works should have been completed since January 1994 and not exhibited at a previous Spearfish show.

Merit ribbons with an award of $50 will go to one work in each of four categories -- professional, amateur, teen and child. The judge will chose a "Best of Show" and the visiting public will vote for a "People's Choice," and those two winning artists will be awarded $100 each. Ribbons will go to other outstanding works, as well.

This year's judge will be David Whitlock, a painter whose work is exhibited in galleries in South Dakota, Wyoming and California and in private collections in 29 states, Canada, Europe and Japan. Whitlock was the 1998 Winter Art Show's "Best of Show" winner.

Hours for the show will be selected for display in the Spearfish Center for the Arts and Humanities/Matthews Opera House gallery Feb. 22-March 20.

1999 Special exhibits and events announced at Adams Museum - Top

Begninning April 1, the Adams Museum, in conjunction with the Wet Edge Gallery in Lead, will host a number of art shows every six weeks displaying the work of Black Hills and South Dakota artists. The new gallery will be located in the northeastern mezzanine area of the Adams Museum.

In addition to the current exhibits describing the history of Deadwood and the Black Hills, there are three new exhibits opening this year. "Fred Borsch's Tootsie: South Dakota's Coyote" opens April 15. The exhibit will focus on how Deadwood pioneer businessman Fred Borsch's coyote became the state animal and will include audio from Tootsie's record album, photos and her collar. "Deadwood's Jewish Community" opens May 1, telling the story of the Jewish pioneers who helped settle Deadwood. A recreated Sabbath scene of pioneer businessman Harris Franklin's home, artifacts belonging to many of Deadwood's Jewish citizens, hands-on activites, a gallery guide, and audio will be included. "Estelline Bennett's Deadwood" opens June. 1. The pages of EstellineBennett's Old Deadwood Days come to life in the museum's Pioneer Room. The exhibit will feature 1880s scenes from the Gem Theater, Judge Bennett's Courtroom and Deadwood Main Street.

Also slated for 1999 are several special events and programs:

  • "I Remember When..." - Long time Deadwod residents will gather to discuss in a public forum such topics as Deadwood's brothels, Deadwood You Bet!, Growing Up in Deadwood, and Deadwood characters. Four forums are scheduled: Jan. 28, Feb. 18, March 18 and Aprill 22. The forums will be held at the Deadwood City Hall from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
  • "Caring for Your Furniture, Feathers, and Leathers Workshop" - Conservator Helen Alten will present a daylong workshop that focuses on the care, storage and display of antique furniture, feathers and leather. Deadwood City Hall, May 15 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • "A Walk Through Deadwood's Jewish Community" - Synagogue of the Hills historian Ann Stanton will bring to life the history of Deadwood's Jewish Community by giving a walking tour of Main Street Deadwood and Mt. Moriah Cemetery. Date to be announced.
  • "An American Couple in Stalin's Russia: A Lecture" - Black Hills State University European history professor Dr. George Earley will discuss life in the Soviet Union during the 1930s when Black Hills residents Maurice and Opal Haas acquired the Russian Collectin now displayed at the Adams Museum. Deadwood City Hall, June 10 at 7 p.m.
  • "Wild Bill and Calamity Jane Days" - The month of activities will include weekly riddle contests and special exhbits on "Wild Bill" and "Calamity Jane" Aug. 1-31 at the Adams Museum.
  • "Tall Tales and Other Stories" - Black Hills State University professor Dr. Timothy Steckline will spin yarns and weave tales for the young and the young-at-heart. Sept. 25 from 1 - 2:30 p.m. at the Adams Museum.
  • "An Adams Family Halloween" - Morticia and Gomez meet W.E. Adams and Alice? Victorian Halloween traditions as they were celebrated in the Black Hills during the late 19th century will be featured. Oct. 30 from 1-2:30 p.m. at the Adams Museum.
  • "The Adams Family Victorian Christmas and Franklin Family Chanukah Open House" - Victorian Christmas and Chanukah traditions, decorations, and music will be highlighted. Dec. 4 from 1-3 p.m. at the Adams Museum.

All exhibits and events are free and open to the public.

This week at BHSU - Top

Sunday, Jan. 10
Alumni Board of Directors Meeting, Spearfish Canyon Resort Latchstring Restaurant, 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 12
College of Business and Technology meeting, Jonas 301, 3:20 p.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 13
Assessment Council meeting, Woodburn Conference room 1, 3 p.m.

Thursday, Jan. 14
Green and Gold meeting, Holiday Inn, noon

West River Art Educators art exhibit opens at Ruddell Gallery

Friday, Jan. 15
Women's basketball vs. Dakota State, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 6 p.m.

Men's basketball vs. Dakota State, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 8 p.m.

Saturday, Jan. 16
Pre-game Tip Off Social, Stadium Sports Grill, 4-5:30 p.m.

Women's basketball vs. Huron, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 6 p.m.

Men's basketball vs. Huron, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 8 p.m.