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Volume XXIII No. 4 - Jan. 29, 1999
BHSU Update

BHSU Update





Upward Bound students will travel to Washington, D.C.

Irini Iron Hawk, Eagle Butte, Paige Miller, Ft. Pierre, and Monique Runnels, Mobridge, all participants of the BHSU Upward Bound Program, will travel to our nation's capital to participate in the presidential classroom scholars program, America's premier civic education program. The program is Feb. 20-27. Denny Gayton, Selfridge, N.D., another Upward Bound participant at BHSU, will attend presidential classroom the following week.

Joining hundreds of high school students from across the country and abroad, these Upward Bound Students will take part in seminars presented by leaders representing each branch of government, the military, media and lobbying organizations. Students are also scheduled for a private tour of the White House, appointments with their senators' and representatives' offices and a visit to a foreign embassy.

Small-group workshops will focus on issues such as media, immigration and juvenile justice. Discussion and debate will be balanced with visits to Washington's monuments and Smithsonian museums, and an evening of political satire with "The Capital Steps" and a commencement celebration.

Since 1969, Presidential Classroom has provided more than 78,000 of America's finest students with unprecedented access to Washington's halls of power and the people shaping public policy. Alumni have gone on to be leaders in their own communities and many, like U.S. Representative Chet Edwards, Texas, and U.S. Senator Robert Torricelli, New Jersey, have returned to Washington as public servants.

Presidential Classroom also offers the business, labor and public policy program, the science, technology and public policy program and, for international students, the Future World Leaders Summit.

To participate, students must be juniors or seniors in high school, hold a “B” average or higher or rank in the top 25 percent of their class, and show commitment to community or school involvement through participation in co-curricular activities.

FDIC representative will interview on campus

A representative of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC) will be on the Black Hills State University campus March 26 to interview candidates for bank examiner openings.

The representative will also be available to discuss this opportunity at the job fair in Rapid City March 25.

Business, finance, accounting, economics and marketing majors are invited to explore this career option. For more information and to schedule interviews, contact BHSU career services at 642-6277 or stop by Student Union room 124.

Summer and fall student teachers must attend orientation meeting - Top

The office of field experience in the College of Education reminds students who are planning to student teach during the summer and fall of 1999 must attend one of the following registration/orientation meetings:

  • Monday, Feb. 8 at 7 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union conference rooms 2 and 3.
  • Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 3:30 p.m. in south end of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union multi-purpose room
  • Wednesday, Feb. 10 at 7 a.m. in south end of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union multi-purpose room

Applicants should bring a copy of their current BHSU transcript, updated status sheet and pens and pencils. Potential student teachers should check their BHSU catalog to make sure they meet all requirements.

For additional information contact the office of field experience at 642-6642.

Juggler will perform at Black Hills State

Mark Nizer, a juggler, will perform Tuesday, Feb. 9 at 7 p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union multipurpose room.

Nizer, described as the juggler your mother warned you about, has appeared on has several television shows including the Arsenio Hall show, Caroline's Comedy Hour, MTV, Comic Strip Live. He was named the 1998 Comedy Entertainer of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities and was the winner of the 1998 International Juggling Championships.

Mark's 20 years on stage has taken his one-man show to thousands of venues around the world, including three times at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. His invention of the Laser Diablo merges juggling, light and technology. Imagine four lasers being juggled at 1,000 rpm, with the spinning laser beams dancing just above the audience and you'll see why Performance Magazine called his show "nothing less than brilliant."

Combining original comedy, world class juggling, movement, music and technology has made Nizer's performance unique. Whether it's five ping-pong balls being thrown 20 feet in the air using only his mouth; or juggling a burning propane tank, a running electric carving knife and a 16-pound bowling ball, you'll never know what is possible until you see for yourself.

This performance is sponsored by the University Programming Team and is open to the public at no charge.

This week at Black Hills State

  • Tuesday, Feb. 2
    Poetry reading sponsored by Up Team Fine Arts Committee, David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Market Place, 7 p.m. to 9 p.m
  • Thursday, Feb. 4
    Green and Gold meeting, Cedar House Restaurant, noon
  • Friday, Feb. 5
    Women's Basketball vs. University of Sioux Falls, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 6 p.m.
    Men's Basketball vs. University of Sioux Falls, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 8 p.m.
  • Saturday, Feb. 6
    Pre-game tip off social, Stadium Sports Grill, 4-5:30 p.m.
    Women's basketball vs. Dordt, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 6 p.m.
    Men's basketball vs. Dordt, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 8 p.m.

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