Volume XXIII No.
45 Nov. 19, 1999
The Campus Currents is distributed every Friday. If
you would like to include an item in the newsletter send
it to Campus Currents, Unit 9512 or by e-mail to Campus Currents.
Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
More than 250 students
participate in tourism job fair - Top
Tyler Johnson, from the Belle Fourche Area Community
Center, was one of more than 20 area business
representatives at the Tourism and Hospitality Career
Fair held at BHSU recently. Representatives were
available to discuss job opportunities for BHSU students.
Approximately 250 students took part in the fair. The
fair was hosted by Black Hills State University in
collaboration with Northern Hills Job Service and the
Deadwood Gaming Association.
Theisz article accepted for
publication - Top
Dr. R. D. Theisz, chair and professor of the
department of humanities, has been notified that his most
recent article has been accepted for publication by the Great
Plains Quarterly for its next issue in 2000.
Professors present at SDAHPERD
conference - Top
Several professors made presentations at the
annual convention of The South Dakota Association of
Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance held in
BHSU students selected as
Legislative interns - Top
Five Black Hills State University students have been
selected to participate in government internships during
the upcoming 2000 Legislative session in Pierre.
Cross-country team heads to
nationals - Top
A season of hard work
and dedication is paying off for the Black Hills State
women's cross country team as they leave this week for
Kenosha, Wisc., host site for the NAIA national
Students to perform The
Diviners - Top
The Black Hills State University theater department
will present James Leonard Jr's The Diviners,
which will be performed Dec. 2, 3, and 4 at 8 p.m. in
Leonard's startling and imaginative work was an
American College Theatre Festival Award winner in its
original production. The play takes place in a simpler
time and place rural Zion, Ind., during the
depression of the 1930s. It brings together a disturbed
young man and an itinerant preacher disenchanted with the
hollowness of pious religiosity. Both men struggle with
events from their past, until the inner turmoil of one
life is fused with the childhood trauma of the other in
the play's climax.
Friday after Thanksgiving
is a holiday for employees - Top
The day after Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 26 - has
been designated as administrative leave for employees of
Black Hills State University.
available through instructional improvement committee
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
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. 26.
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 of
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
This week at BHSU - Top
Friday, Nov. 19
- Last day to drop a class without receiving an
- Travelogue, Steve Anderson, Hot Lava in
Cool Places, noon
Saturday, Nov. 20
- Preview Day: high school students on campus
- Kent Meyers, short story reading at Common
Grounds (book signing to follow), 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 23
- Women's basketball vs. Dickinson State, 6 p.m.
- Men's basketball vs. Dickinson State, 8 p.m.
Thursday Friday, Nov. 25-26
- Thanksgiving holiday , No classes
Friday Saturday, Nov. 26-27
- Thanksgiving Classic women's basketball, Donald
E. Young Sports and Fitness Center