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Volume XXIII No. 3 - Jan. 22, 1999

Faculty News

BHSU Update

Faculty

CSA

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Altmyer will conduct stock market game workshops

The spring version of the South Dakota stock market simulation game will begin Feb. 22 and end April 30. In preparation for the spring game a free two-hour workshop on "How to Play the Game," will be held at two locations in South Dakota.

The workshops will be presented by Don Altmyer, assistant professor and interim director for the Center for Business and Tourism at Black Hills State.

The first workshop will be conducted on Feb. 5 in Vermilion from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the University of South Dakota's Coyote Student Center, Frankenfeld Room A.

The second workshop will be conducted the following day, Feb. 6 in Spearfish from 10 a.m. to noon in the lower level of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union at Black Hills State University.

The cost to play the game is $10 per team. Teachers or advisors sponsoring more than one team will receive a free 15-week subscription to the Wall Street Journal, a $30 value.

If you are interested in playing the game, being a team advisor or sponsoring a team, call 605-642-6091.

Obtain approval before beginning research projects with humans or animals

Any faculty member or student utilizing human subjects in research projects or animals in research or teaching activities must obtain approval from the animal care and human subjects committee before beginning the project or activity.

For information and application forms, contact the committee chair, Doug Wessel, at USB 9032, phone 6514, or in SW210.

Minutes of the graduate council meeting

Minutes of the graduate council for Tuesday Jan 19, 1999, at 3:15 p.m. in Woodburn conference room 1

Present: Earley, Erickson, Follette, Swartz, Montross, Steckline, Silva. Absent: Zeiger, Schurrer, Bluearm. Visitor: Molseed

The director reported that the Board of Regents wanted a statement about graduate residence. The statement had been written over a telephone conference with the various graduate deans and directors. The high points were that a minimum of 60 percent of courses could be taken on a campus and a maximum of 75 percent could be taken on a campus. To require a course be taken on its campus, the institution must designate that requirement in the catalog.

The director announced that BHSU has recently been awarded an NSF grant which provided funding for graduate assistants. If things go as planned, next year BHSU would have one graduate assistant in tourism and 4-5 in education. There was some discussion about compensation for the ga's and assignments.

Dr. Erickson announced the library is doing an experiment for the month of February. A new search machine called First Search will be used which allows students to look up items such as dissertations. The library will track usage during that month to determine if a subscription is worth the cost.

The next meeting is Feb. 16 at 3:15 p.m. in Woodburn conference room 1.

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