Volume XXIII No. 32 • Aug. 20, 1999

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top

Joan Jackson, secretary, College of Business and Technology

Tickets available for faculty and staff picnic - Top

The BHSU faculty and staff picnic will be Tuesday, Aug. 24 at 5 p.m. at the Spearfish City Park.

Tickets are available at a cost of $6 at the business office cashier's window. Menu includes rainbow trout, baked potato, cole slaw, dinner rolls, dessert, coffee and lemonade. For additional information contact the institutional advancement office at 642-6446.

Faculty photos scheduled - Top

Faculty members are reminded that the media relations office will be taking individual faculty photos during faculty inservice. Faculty who haven't had a photo taken recently should plan to have their photograph taken to update their photo file.

Individual photos will be taken Thursday, Aug. 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Jonas 307. Faculty inservice is Aug. 23-27. See the inservice schedule.

Make plans for Summer Craze new student days - Top

August is here and offices across campus are gearing up for a new school year. New students will be arriving on campus Friday, Aug. 27 for the start of the 1999 New Student Days program. The theme for this year's program is New Student Days: Summer Craze '99.

Faculty and staff members are being asked to join the orientation committee in welcoming new students to Black Hills State University. Decorating your office in a summer theme (beach balls, umbrellas, suns, flamingos, etc) is one way to participate. New students and their parents will be invited to stop in offices across campus to get last minute information and questions answered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

If you see an event you would like to participate in, please call the Student Assistance Center at 6259 for more information. Thanks for helping to make Summer Craze '99 a success!

Summer Craze schedule

Grants opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received Aug. 12-18 in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • Stanford Humanities Center. Announcement of External Faculty Fellowships: 2000-2001. The Stanford Humanities Center will award six to eight external faculty fellowships for the academic year 2000-2001. External fellowships fall into two categories: (a) senior fellowships for well-established scholars; (b) junior fellowships for scholars who at the beginning of their fellowship year will be at least three years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. and normally no more than ten (i.e., who received their Ph.D by September 30, 1997). Deadline: November 15, 1999.
  • General Motors Foundation. GM's targeted areas of focus are: education, health, community relations, public policy, arts and culture, and environment and energy, with a strong commitment to diversity in all areas. Deadline: year-round.
  • Bush Artist Fellow Program-2000. The Bush Artist Fellows Program provides artists with significant financial support that enables them to further their work and their contribution to their communities. The program supports artists whose work reflects any of the region's diverse geographic, racial, and aesthetic communities. Among the qualities sought in a fellow are strong vision, creative energy, and perseverance. Applicants must be at least 25 years old and residents of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, or the Ninth Federal Reserve District of western Wisconsin. Students are not eligible. In 2000 the BAF will support up to 15 artists with fellowships of $40,000 each. Bush Artist Fellows Program 2000 categories and deadlines: (1) Visual Arts - Two Dimensional: Oct. 29, 1999; (2) Visual Arts - Three Dimensional: Oct. 22, 1999; and (3) Choreography/ Multimedia/Performance Art: Oct. 22, 1999.
  • American Philosophical Society. Purpose: To support scholarly research in all areas of knowledge. The American Philosophical Society makes grants toward the cost of scholarly research in all areas of knowledge except those in which support by government or corporate enterprise is more appropriate. "Scholarly research," as the term is used here, covers most kinds of scholarly inquiry by individuals leading to publication. It does not include journalistic or other writing for general readership. Deadline: Oct. 1 for a January decision; Dec. 1 for a March decision; and March 1 for a June decision.

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