Volume XXIV No. 14
April 7, 2000
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executive director meets with BHSU personnel
| Robert T. `Tad'
Perry, executive director of the South Dakota
Board of Regents, met this week with Black Hills
State University faculty, staff and students. His
purpose was to listen to concerns regarding the
state's higher education system and explain
policy issues. It was basically an information
gathering and information disseminating session
designed to bring higher education officials,
faculty and students up-to-date on current
Perry meet with a
group of practice teachers to discuss the role of
technology in the classroom. He sought their
views on technology preparation for teachers and
how it's implemented in the classroom.
The executive director took time
following his student teacher session to field
additional questions from Vince Hafner, who is
practice teaching in a third-grade classroom in
participates in national business education
|Dr. Howard Perry,
professor of business at Black Hills State
University, will be attending the National
Business Education Association (NBEA) convention
in Anaheim, Calif., later this month.
theme of the convention and trade show is
Real Time, Real World: Accepting the
Challenges of 2000 and Beyond. He will
serve as an assistant coordinator for the
National Association of Business Teacher
Education (NABTE) research session at the
|Perry is also a
member of the NABTE nominating committee seeking
candidates for the position of associate program
director/associate research coordinator on the
executive committee. Nominees for the position
must come from the eastern region and after one
year on the committee that person will become
According to the BH business
professor the association is trying to put
together a list of colleges and universities that
offer business-education courses, particularly in
the western region. He noted that there are no
business-teacher education courses available in
Nevada and Oregon. When completed, the survey
list should include distance education offerings
available by correspondence, Internet, and
satellite, at institutions in the west region.
They expect to catalog the courses for students
wanting to enter the business teaching
Perry has been a member of the BHSU business
faculty since 1965. He has a Ph.D. in
business-teacher education from the University of
releases recording of original folk songs
Simpson, assistant professor of education, has
released new CD of original folk songs. Most of
the songs are stories collected from his family.
||Simpson is currently
performing at various venues around the Northern
Hills and on South Dakota Public Radio. He is
also working on forthcoming CDs, another of
original songs and the other is instrumental
CD, Ozzie's Guitar, is available at the BH
bookstore, at http://www.cdbaby.com/simpson
(real audio clips available), at Borders, Common
Grounds, Moyes Music, and Whispering Pines in
students earn excellence in writing awards -
|Five Black Hills
State students were recently recognized for their
outstanding writing skills in a university
sponsored undergraduate writing competition.
Black Hills State hosts 8th
annual student volunteer awards banquet - Top
|Students and campus organizations
were recognized recently at the 8th
annual Student Volunteer Awards Banquet at Black
Hills State University.
The theme for the
banquet was An Evening of Stars. The
annual awards ceremony recognizes volunteerism
and leadership among individuals and student
organizations at BHSU. Student award winners were
nominated by fellow students, faculty, staff
members, organization advisors and administrators
who identified their contribution to the
wins Spirit of BH award - Top
Students and alumni were honored recently at
the 8th annual Student Volunteer
Awards Banquet at Black Hills State University.
The coveted Spirit of BH Award was presented to
Lisa Bomengen, a senior business-education major
from Sundance, Wyo., who in addition to being an
honor student is also a gifted athlete.
Shawn Rost named outstanding
BH alumnus - Top
Shawn Rost was honored as the Black Hills
State University Alumni Association young alumnus
of the year at the university's 8th
annual Student Volunteer Awards Banquet.
will give a public reading at BH - Top
poet Tony Crunk will give a public reading at
Black Hills State University Monday, April 17 at
7 p.m. in the multi-purpose room of the Student
Crunk is a native of western Kentucky
and is currently a professor of English at the
University of Alabama-Birmingham. Drawing on his
own rural background, Living in the
Resurrection is a series of tightly connected
poems that chronicle the attempt of the volume's
narrator to reconnect himself to his cultural and
familial past. Faced with the devastation of the
rural landscape, the erosion of traditional
religious values, and the fragmentation of the
modern family, the speaker seeks to infuse lost
folkways with new meaning.
Crunk's interest in reclaiming a lost agrarian
past is also evident in his second volume, New
Covenant Bound. Between 1936 and 1968, nearly
7,000 families from western Kentucky and
Tennessee were removed from their homes by the
Tennessee Valley Authority and the Army Corps of
Engineers. Once the families were displaced, the
land was flooded to
lakes. These lakes, which buried thousands of
homesteads, and on occasion, entire towns, were
designed to meet the electrical and recreational
needs of the region. New Covenant Bound
juxtaposes prose sections, which document the
evacuation of a small Kentucky town in the 1930s,
with poems that explore the ramifications of this
removal in the present.
Crunk's first volume, Living
in the Resurrection, was selected by James
Dickey as the 1994 winner of the Yale Series of
Younger Poets competition. Previous winners of
this prestigious award include Adrienne Rich,
W.S. Merwin, James Tate, John Ashberry, and
Crunk's visit is sponsored by the Black Hills
State University English department and is part
of a coordinated effort to introduce students to
contemporary poetry. Crunk will visit BHSU
English classes April 17th and 18th.
To augment these classroom visits, nearly 200
students will study Living in the Resurrection
as part of a common reading program. The Bush
Foundation and the BHSU instructional committee
provided funds for Crunk's visit.
For more information contact Dr. Vincent King
at 642-6502 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org .
intervention seminar will be held in Heidepriem
Hall - Top
|Robert Hansen from
Behavior Management Systems will present a
one-hour Crisis Intervention Seminar Tuesday,
April 11 at 7 p.m. in the second floor lobby of
||The seminar is
primarily for residence hall staff, but is open
to all interested students and faculty/staff.
sponsor blood drive - Top
|PBL, the business
club on campus, is sponsoring a blood drive
Wednesday, April 19 from 9 a.m. to noon and from
1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Hall of Fame Room of the
||Although walkins are
welcome, appointments are appreciated. Call 6193
or email email@example.com
to schedule a time.
Perry encourages BHSU
faculty and staff to take this opportunity to
celebrate life by donating blood.
Dakota political science and public affairs
conference to be held at BHSU - Top
|The third annual conference of
the South Dakota Political Science and Public
Affairs Association will be held at the
multipurpose room in the Student Union Building
at Black Hills State University on Saturday,
April 8, 2000.
American political activist to speak to BHSU
students - Top
|Jean Day, a Native
American political activist, will speak at Black
Hills State University Thursday, April 13 at 6:30
p.m in Jonas 305.
Day will present Reign
of Terror, a discussion of the ongoing,
nationwide campaign to gain freedom for Leonard
Peltier, a Native American leader who has been
declared a political prisoner by Amnesty
|This event is
sponsored by the University Programming Team and
the Center for Indian Studies. It is open to the
public at no charge. For more information contact
Allen Godsell at 642-6291.
will perform at Black Hills State - Top
Carmean will perform at Black Hills State
University Wednesday, April 12 at 7 p.m. in the
David B. Miller Student Union multipurpose room.
comedian entertains audiences with hilarious new
lyrics to popular songs. The performance is open
to the public at no charge.
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.
club sponsoring a mini-march on Lookout Mountain -
|The PEARL (Physical
Education And Recreation Leadership) Club is
sponsoring a mini-march on Lookout Mountain
Saturday, April 8.
Horse Memorial Run and Walk is April 15 - Top
|The 16th annual
Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run & Walk
will be held at Black Hills State University on
Saturday, April 15 at 10 a.m. Categories include
kids' races (eight and under - 1/4 mile and 9-12
- 1/2 mile), a one-mile walk, a 5K run, and a 10K
run. A $10 entry fee includes a t-shirt. Proceeds
support the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial
||For more information
or to obtain registration forms call Deatta
Chapel at 642-6259 or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
. Registration forms will also be available at a
booth at the Northern Hills Wellness Fair April 5
from noon to 7 p.m. in the Young Center Field
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 Tuesday, April 25 at
7 p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket
Student Union multi-purpose room.
and staff invited to join in disc golf tournament
|Recreation sports is
hosting a disc golf tournament on Saturday, April
29 on the campus disc golf course.
faculty, staff and student get a great deal. If
|you sign up at the
recreation sports desk by April 7, your entry fee
is only $5. This fee includes an official golfing
disc (a $10 value) and a post tournament
of the university assessment committee - Top
|The university assessment
committee met Wednesday, March 30 at 3 p.m. in
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.
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 April 14.
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.
This week at BHSU
BHSU events are shown in gold, Spearfish
Chamber events are in gray.
items or send to media relations, Unit 9512,
|Conference of South
Dakota Political Science Association, Student
Union multipurpose room, 7 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Mt. Mini-March sponsored by PEARL Club
Seminar Series, Paul Johnson, SDSU,
Jonas 101, 4 p.m.
Big 100 Week begins,
Scavenger hunt, Student Union
marketplace, 4 p.m.
Tuesday, April 11
|Big 100 week
activities, mud volleyball, parking lot
on St. Joe, noon
Bar-B-Q, campus green, 11 a.m. -
Crisis Intervention Seminar, Robert
Hansen, Heideprim Hall, 7 p.m
Wednesday, April 12
recognition, Student Union lower lobby,
Comedian Craig Carmean, Student
Union multipurpose room, 7 p.m.
|Big 100 week
Olympics, Jonas field, 3 p.m.
production "Come Blow Your
Horn," Woodburn Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Jean Day, "Reign of Terror,"
Jonas 305, 6:30 p.m.
|Preview Day: high
school students on campus
Annual Lakota Omniciye Pow Wow, Young
Center, grand entry, 7 p.m.
Theatre production "Come
Blow Your Horn," Woodburn Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Mock Prom, Student Union
multipurpose room, 9 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Annual Lakota Omniciye Pow Wow, Young
Center, grand entries, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship Run/Walk
Theatre production "Come
Blow Your Horn," Woodburn Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Piano festival, Cook Hall