Volume XXIV No. 12
March 24, 2000
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work to be published - Top
Kathleen Parrow, associate professor of history,
has written a chapter for a book that will be
Regents executive director
to meet with BHSU personnel - Top
|Robert T. `Tad'
Perry, executive director of the South Dakota
Board of Regents, will visit Black Hills State
University April 5.
The purpose of executive
director's visit is to meet with faculty, staff
and students to listen to concerns regarding the
state's higher education system and explain
policy issues. It is basically an information
disseminating session designed to bring higher
education officials, faculty and students
up-to-date on current issues.
Perry will hold
meetings in the David B. Miller Student Union
multipurpose room. He will meet with university
students from 1 to 2 p.m.; faculty and staff from
2 to 3 p.m. and student teachers from 3 to 4 p.m.
|The computer center
reluctantly says goodbye to Paulette Palladino.
began in November of 1996 as a part-time employee
who would develop and offer a training program to
faculty and staff. After she graduated from BHSU
in May of 1997, her position became fulltime.
Over the four years of her employment, she has
continued to offer expert faculty and staff
training in many areas, assumed the web
responsibilities, developed web pages for
administrative offices and academic areas,
researched new and better ways to serve the
institution web process, developed a web design
for BHSU and brought customization to our web
site, developed customized web-based course
offerings, was instrumental in testing the
Colleague AR module interfacing, and provided
assistance in many other areas.
data processing supervisor, says "Paulette
has been a strong asset to the organization and
institution and will definitely be missed by the
many people she worked with. Her dedication,
positive attitude and skill set has made her a
Palladino leaves BHSU to continue her career
in a web-based field at the Higher Plains Center
for Technology at the School of Mines and
Technology, in Rapid City. Her last day at BHSU
will be Friday, March 31. Please join in wishing
her farewell and best wishes Thursday, March 30
from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Pangburn little
dining for cake and coffee.
highlights research at Black Hills State
Mike Zehfus, assistant professor of chemistry,
and Dr. Tim Martinez, associate professor of
political science, discuss the research
implications of thiamine levels in salmon after
reviewing a poster display at the Black Hills
The symposium featured faculty and
student research that builds on the past by
integrating new technology and theories that move
across the curriculum from the natural and social
sciences to the arts and humanities to business
The BH Symposium included ten
30-minute presentations as well as a variety of
coordinator Bob Majeski named football coach -
Majeski, who came to Black Hills State University
four years ago as defensive coordinator for Coach
Russ Martin, will be taking over his mentor's job
as the Yellow Jacket's head football coach.
Hills State jazz band to perform - Top
Black Hills State jazz band will present a
concert Tuesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m. in the
David B. Miller Student Union multipurpose room.
Students to perform
Come Blow Your Horn - Top
|The Black Hills State University
theater department will present Come Blow
Your Horn by Neil Simon in Woodburn
Auditorium April 13-15 at 8 p.m.
scholarship winners named - Top
Hills State University students Cyndi Tschetter
and Stella Broom submitted winning essays that
earned them TRIO scholarship awards for next
and Ree will return to BHSU - Top
Williams and Ree, the comedy team that met
while attending Black Hills State, will return to
their alma mater for a show Thursday, April 27 at
7 p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket
Student Union multi-purpose room.
of the university assessment committee - Top
|Minutes of university assessment
committee meeting of March 15, 2000.
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 27.
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
16-22 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
- Richard Florsheim Art Fund. The
Richard Florsheim Art Fund supports
American visual artists with established
reputations who are over 60 years old.
Funding supports exhibitions, catalogs
and the acquisition/purchase of art works
by museums, universities and other arts
institutions. Grants up to $20,000 are
available. Deadline: Oct. 1. Contact:
August Freundlich, President, Richard
Florsheim Art Fund, 4202 E Fowler Ave.,
USF 30637, Tampa, FL 33620-0637,
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|Preview day -
High school students will visit campus
Exit Exhibit reception, Ruddell Art
Gallery, 1-3 p.m.
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.