Volume XXIV No. 10
March 10, 2000
position open - Top
The following Career Service position is open:
secretary with keyboarding in the residence life
For more information, check the announcement
bulletin or contact the personnel office.
co-authors marine biology paper - Top
|Working with two other
scientists, Dr. Shane Sarver, assistant professor
of biology at Black Hills State University, had a
paper recently accepted for publication in the
international journal Marine Biology.
title of the paper is Phylogeny of Opsanus
(Batrachoididae) inferred from multiple
mitochondrial DNA sequences. Assisting
Sarver with the research and publication were D.
Wilson Freshwater, Center for
Research, University of North Carolina,
Wilmington, and Patrick J. Walsh, Rosenstiel
School of Marine and Atmospheric Science,
University of Miami.
Sarver has been a member
of the BHSU science faculty since 1996. He
teaches classes in biology, genetics and
evolution. His research interest is in
evolutionary genetics. He earned his Ph.D. in
zoology from Louisiana State University.
scientist to visit BH biology classes - Top
|Dr. Sadao Kiyohara,
professor of biology, at Kagoshima University,
Kagoshima, Japan, will be spending some time in
the science department at Black Hills State
University studying the United States' higher
Kiyohara's visit is an
international exchange program funded by a grant
from Kagoshima University to promote research and
education. He will be investigating biological
education at BHSU and at the University of
Colorado for the purpose of making improvements
in his school's department of chemistry and
At BHSU Kiyohara will be working with Dr.
Charles Lamb, associate professor of biology.
Lamb became acquainted with Kiyohara when he
spent six months (1987) in Japan at Kagoshima
University as a research associate. The two
collaborated on a published paper involving the
brainstem and taste in sea catfish.
|Working with Lamb, he
will observe lectures, lab classes, student
evaluations and undergraduate research in
biology. He wants to get a close up look at
everything from the classroom environment to
The Japanese professor
teaches undergraduate courses in biology and
animal physiology. At the graduate level he
teaches neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, sensory
physiology, and neuroethology. In 1990 he was the
recipient of the Achievement Award for Young
Scientists from the Japanese Society of Fisheries
sought for employee award program - Top
Please forward your nominations for the annual
employee award program to BHSU, Unit 9568, by
March 15. Forms are available from the personnel
interviews scheduled through career services -
from Riverton, Wyo., Bennett County, and White
River will be at the Black Hills State University
Career Services office this month to visit with
Jim Matson, Riverton
elementary principal, will be at BHSU Thursday,
March 16 to interview elementary and special
education teachers. Contact Career Services to
schedule an interview.
Chris Anderson, Bennett County superintendent
of schools, will be available Wednesday, March 22
from 4 to 5 p.m. to visit with candidates
interested in elementary, instrumental music,
special education, high school science, and
social science with coaching positions.
|Mike Stroup, White
River superintendent, will also be available
Wednesday, March 22 from 4 to 5 p.m. to visit
with candidates interested in middle-school
special education, reading recovery, elementary,
counselor, high school business/math,
middle-school math and pre-school special
Anderson and Stroup will
be available for informational meetings with
interested candidates in the university's Student
Union Marketplace Wednesday afternoon.
Contact BHSU Career Services at (605) 642-6277
or stop by the office in the student union, room
124, for information and to schedule an
revue will be held at Black Hills State
University - Top
|A comedy revue
similar to the hit television show "Who's
Line is it Anyway" will be performed at
Black Hills State University.
University Programming team (UP) and the theater
department will present "Brave New
|Monday, March 13 at
7 p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium. The public is
welcome to attend at no charge.
information call the UP team at 642-6418.
BHSU is seeking vendors
for Festival on the Green - Top
|The Black Hills State University
Programming (UP) team is seeking vendors for the
annual Festival on the Green which will be held
The festival, held on the campus
green, features live music, art shows and
demonstrations, as well as novelty vendors. There
will be door prizes and other contests.
|There is no
In case of inclement weather
the event will be held at the Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center.
For more information call the UP team at
Hills Summer Institute of the Arts offers
educational and entertaining arts events -
The annual Black Hills Summer Institute of the
Arts (formerly known as the Black Hills Arts
Festival) will offer participants unique
experiences with several educational and
entertaining arts events this summer with events
scheduled throughout the month of June.
The change in name reflects a fresh emphasis
on the mission of the three-year old event
according to Laura Hovey Neubert, director.
of the Feb. 16 faculty senate meeting - Top
Minutes of the faculty senate meeting Feb. 16,
2000, at 3:15 p.m. in Jonas 110.
improvement committee taking applications for
course releases - Top
improvement committee is ready to receive
applications for course releases for the
2000-2001 school year.
Course releases are
available to any full-time faculty member with
the approval of his/her dean and department
chair. Course releases will be for one semester
during the regular academic year. Consideration
will be given for summer stipends for faculty
unable to apply for a course release for the
regular academic year because of documented
departmental staffing problems.
Course releases may be granted to:
- design a new course which will be infused
with technology or offered through the
- redesign an existing course so that it is
infused with technology or offered for
- design a new course or redesign an
existing course to be presented
collaboratively with other BHSU faculty;
- significantly redesign an existing
- design a new course.
Proposals for course releases will be reviewed
by the instructional improvement committee in
March so that the recommendations may be made and
approved by April. Proposals should be submitted
to the grants and special projects office,
Woodburn 220, by the last Friday in March, and
will consist of a proposal following the
specified format. A copy of the guidelines and
proposal format are available from the grants
office web page or by contacting your dean or
department chair for a hard copy. Ten copies of
the proposal are needed so that each member of
the IIC can review it. Proposal writers may be
requested to make an oral presentation to the
committee in support of a proposal.
available through instructional improvement
committee - Top
improvement committee (IIC) encourages, through
monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to
improve the quality of instruction at BHSU.
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 of 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
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.
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 practicable 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.
committee has funds available - Top
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. Deadline is March 25.
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 spring of 2001.
You can apply now.
|The applicants are
encouraged to contact the committee members for
advice prior to completing their proposals. The
members are John Alsup, Steve Anderson, Lyle
Cook, Tom Cox, Daniel Farrington, Abdollah
Farrokhi, chair; Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane
Sarver and Rob Schurrer.
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.
announced - Top
Below are the program materials received March
2-8 in the grants office, Woodburn 220. For
copies of the information, contact our office at
642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at
information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
- Department of Education. OERI.
Eisenhower Regional Mathematics and
Science Education Consortia Program. Due
- NSF. Course, curriculum, and
Laboratory Improvement Program (CCLI).
This program seeks to improve the quality
of science, math, engineering and
technological (SEMT) education for all
students and targets activities affecting
learning environments, course content,
and educational practices. The program
has three tracks: Educational Materials
Development (EMD) due June 6; Adaption
and Implementation (A&I) due June 5;
National Dissemination (ND) preliminary
description due April 24 with proposals
due June 6. NSF 00-63.
- Department of Education. Regional
technology in education consortia. Due
BHSU events are shown in gold, Spearfish
Chamber events are in gray.
items or send to media relations, Unit 9512,
month, student panel, 3:30 p.m.
and performance, workshop, Student
Union, 3 p.m., comedy revue, Woodburn Auditorium,
|2000 Summer Job
Fair, Student Union, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
& Gold Luncheon, Cedar House, noon
Women's history month presentation, Dr.
Sharon Strand, 12:30 p.m., Jonas 307.
Volunteer meeting for the
Summer Institute of the Arts, 7 p.m., Student
Union Marketplace, David B. Miller yellow Jacket
BHSU Spring Film Festival -
"Orlando," Jonas 305, 7 p.m.
|Preview day -
High school students will visit campus
month presentation, Dr. Kristi Pearce,
Spring Science Seminar Series, Dr.
Audrey Gabel, 4 p.m., Jonas 101
Rising junior exam, 8 a.m. to
|Rising junior exam,
noon to 4 p.m
Student Union multipurpose room, 8 a.m. -5 p.m.
services hosts Martin and Assoc.,
Student Union Conference room 221, 4:30 p.m.,
|Green and Gold
Luncheon, Cedar House, noon
history month presentation, Dr. Holly
Downing and Dr. Rena Faye Norby, 3 p.m.
Spring Film Festival -
"Grand Illusion," Jonas 305, 7 p.m.
|Track and field
BHSU Frostbite Invitational
re-treat for faculty, Woodburn 3rd floor
conference room, 11:30 a.m.
Science Seminar Series, Dr. Richard
Gayle, 4 p.m., Jonas 101
hosts Waddell and Reed, 10 a.m. to 1
p.m., Student Union lobby
recital, Cook 303, 3:30 p.m.
Jazz Band/Black Hills Gold Concert, Student
Union, 7:30 p.m.
Festival, "Buena Vista Social
Club," Jonas 305, 7 p.m.