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Welcome to Black Hills State University
Nancy Shuck, secretary education/physical education
Retirement banquet set for Ellen Koan -
You are cordially invited to a
retirement dinner for Ellen Koan at the Donald E. Young Center in
the Hall of Fame room Oct. 29. The meal will be served promptly
at 6 p.m. with a social hour afterwards.
The choice of meals on the menu will be chicken-fried steak or
roast beef. The dinner is at your own expense and the cost is
$11.50 per person. Call 642-6560 (facilities services) for more
information on the banquet.
We would also like everyone to say farewell to Ellen by
sharing with us a story, memory or remembrance during her 25
There will also be a coffee for Ellen on October 29 from 9:30
a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the Pangburn Little Dining Room. So please
stop by and wish her farewell. Hosted by facilities services
BHSU and northern hills business
organizations will host a tourism and hospitality career fair
Black Hills State University in collaboration with Northern
Hills Job Service and the Deadwood Gaming Association will
sponsor a Tourism and Hospitality Career Fair Thursday, Nov. 4
from noon to 4 p.m. at the David E. Miller Yellow Jacket Student
Union multipurpose room.
The career fair is open to the public but focuses on students
and alumni with majors related to business and tourism. Those
pursuing career interests with the airlines, cruise companies,
hotels and resorts, travel agencies, food service, attractions,
casinos, festivals and events, recreation agencies, convention
and visitors bureaus are invited to attend.
Judy Larson, career services director at BHSU, says there will
be 25 to 30 vendors from which to choose. There will also be a
panel discussion by the experts on career opportunities and
The event will provide an opportunity for Black Hills
State students to hear professionals in the various fields and to
make personal contacts during the afternoon with businesses and
entities which employ such majors, said Larson.
Businesses will also distribute materials and some will
accept resumes for employment.
Career fair information is available by the contacting the
BHSU Career Services office at (605) 642-6277.
Governor's Technology award winners will
present their projects - Top
The 1999 recipients of the Governor's Technology Awards will
present their projects to BHSU faculty, students and staff
Friday, Nov. 5 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., in the multipurpose room
of the Student Union.
This year there are 11 recipients:
- Thomas Cox, College of Arts & Sciences
- Pat Fallbeck, College of Education
- Amy Fuqua, College of Arts & Sciences
- Carol Hess, College of Education
- James Hess, College of Arts & Sciences
- James Knutson, College of Arts & Sciences
- Roger Miller, College of Arts & Sciences
- Roger Ochse, College of Arts & Sciences
- Sandee Schamber, College of Education
- Betsy Silva, College of Education
- Larry Tentinger, College of Education
BHSU library received $10,000 grant to
support electronic journals - Top
A $10,000 grant funded by the Bush Foundation of Minneapolis
and the Andrew Mellon Foundation of New York will support World
Wide Web access to scholarly journals at Black Hills State's E.Y.
Berry Library Learning Center.
Participation is made possible through Project JSTOR (Journal
Storage), a three-year grants initiative of the Bush and Mellon
foundations. The Minnesota Private College Research Foundation of
St. Paul, Minn., serves as sponsor and fiscal agent for the
Comedy team will perform at Black
Hills State University - Top
The BHSU University Programming Team presents Harvest Moon
Productions featuring Bob Wyant and Tom Roberts performing in the
popular fast-paced comedy "Greater Tuna" Nov. 4 at
Woodburn Auditorium at 7 p.m. The performance is open to the
public at no charge.
Wyant and Roberts are Sioux Falls actors who together portray
19 different small-town characters from the fictitious community
of Tuna, Texas. With amazing quick costume changes and hilarious
characterizations they provide their audience with a delightful
evening of entertainment filled with gales of laughter.
This performance is sponsored in part by the South Dakota Arts
Council whose support is provided with funds from the state of
South Dakota and the National Endowment for the Arts.
For more information contact Jen Chrans at 642-6418.
BOR honors BHSU student
organizations - Top
The South Dakota Board of Regents recently recognized two
Black Hills State University student organizations.
The "Today" newspaper received the academic
excellence award for its contribution to student academic
The American Association on Mental Retardation/Student Council
for Exceptional Children won the organizational leadership award
for its activities to promote the university's mission of service
to the community.
Burger King scholarship check presented
to BHSU athlete - Top
Burger King Corporation recently donated $10,000
to Black Hills State University in the name of athlete Ryan
The presentation was made during halftime ceremonies of the
BHSU vs. University of Sioux Falls football game last weekend.
The money will be deposited in the university's general athletic
Minutes of the Oct. 6 faculty
senate meeting - Top
The faculty senate met Oct. 6, 1999, in Jonas 110 at 3:15 p.m.
through instructional improvement committee - Top
The instructional improvement committee (IIC) encourages,
through monetary grants, the application of existing knowledge to
specific teaching situations to improve the quality of
instruction at BHSU.
Any full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct faculty or
other full-time staff member engaged in student instruction may
apply for grant funds administered by the committee. Grant
funding will normally be available up to a maximum of $1,000 per
project. Priority will be given to projects that will have a
broad-based, visible, continuing impact on instruction across
faculty members and/or disciplines. Funds are available for
development of materials and methods to improve teaching and
learning, equipment to enhance teaching and learning, travel to
conferences or workshops which enhance teaching and learning, and
bringing consulting lecturers and teaching specialists to campus
to offer presentations to and/or with faculty and
teaching-support staff at BHSU. Faculty members who apply for
grants to support travel to a conference or workshop are limited
to receiving no more than one grant every three years.
Proposals for grant funding will be reviewed by the IIC on a
monthly basis. The deadline for submission will be the last
Friday of each month; a decision will be made as soon as
practical on each proposal. Ten copies of the proposals should be
submitted to the Grants and Special Projects Office, W220, or to
the chair of the committee, Sharon Strand. Proposals will consist
of proposal and budget outlines following the specified format
available at the grants and special projects web page.
Faculty-research committee has funds
available - Top
The faculty-research committee has funds available for the
current fiscal year. Write a short (about three-page) proposal.
Proposal forms are available at the academic affairs office.
Proposals are due Nov. 12.
It is anticipated that successful applicants will request
support for faculty release time, research equipment, travel to
research sites, research support for the production of creative
work. Preference is given to new applicants particularly in the
areas of education, business, social sciences and humanities.Two
three-hour release times are available for fall 2000 and spring
Funds for two three-hour release times are available for the
spring and fall 1999 semesters. You can apply now. The research
committee will not provide salary. The committee may approve
payment to student or non-student research assistants. Mail ten
copies of your proposal to unit 9550.
Grants opportunities announced -
Below are the program materials received Oct. 21-27 in the
grants office, Woodburn 220. For copies of the information,
contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union
bulletin board near the information desk.
- American Political Science Association (APSA). Purpose:
To support research in all fields of political science.
Deadline: Dec. 1, 1999-Feb. 1, 2000. Applicants must be
APSA members at the time of application. http://www.apsanet.org/PS/grants/
- Challenge America Small Grants (NEA). The National
Endowment for the Arts is inviting proposals to
communicate information to targeted areas of the country,
as well as communities that have historically been
underrepresented as grantees, about a new small grants
program. (Sept. 30 Federal Register). Deadline: Nov. 29,
1999. Funding will be outlined in the solicitation, due
for release Oct. 25.
- Rural Telemedicine (HRSA). The Health Resources
and Services Administration is inviting applications next
year for grants to demonstrate how telemedicine can help
develop integrated systems of care for rural residents.
(HRSA Preview, Aug. 18 Federal Register). Deadline: Jan.
31, 2000, for letters of intent; March 1, 2000, for
applications. Funds: $8 million for 25 awards. The
project period is three years. http://www.hrsa.gov/
- Major Instrumentation (NSF). The National Science
Foundation is inviting proposals to help higher education
institutions pursue research advances by providing funds
to purchase, develop or upgrade research instrumentation
that generally is too costly for NSF research grant
programs to support and to defray related maintenance and
technical support. Deadline: Jan. 18, 2000. The proposal
success rate was 34 percent in fiscal 1999 http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/1999/nsf99168/nsf99168.txt