Volume XXIV No. 15
April 14, 2000
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leave time announced for Good Friday - Top
|Governor Janklow has
declared Good Friday a half day of administrative
leave for all employees under the control of the
governor. Dr. Tad Perry has opted to follow the
governor's lead for higher education.
will not be required to use annual leave or
|leave without pay
for the afternoon of Friday, April 21.
those employees completing time sheets, please
indicate the administrative leave in the column
titled "Other time taken."
will honor retirees and employee award recipients
|A reception will be
held Thursday, April 27 from 2 - 4 p.m. at the
David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union
multi-purpose room to honor retiring employees,
employee awards and longevity awards. The program
will begin at 2:30 p.m.
Perry is BHSU distinguished faculty recipient
business-education teacher Howard Perry is this
year's recipient of the Black Hills State
University distinguished faculty award.
Monroe rotary calculators to keypunch card
extractors to computerized classrooms, Perry has
seen business education evolve through more than
four decades of changes.
A survivor of new curriculums and advances in
technology, he believes in teaching you
have to be flexible and willing to change. It's
been a fun 43 years. It has really been
genetics lab established at BHSU with NFS grant
money - Top
state-of-the-art molecular genetics laboratory
has been established at Black Hills State
University with funds from two national science
Woodburn display features
theatre performances - Top
|The Black Hills
State University theatre is the focus of the new
display on the second floor of Woodburn.
time to look at plays BHSU has put on in the past
and see how many people you recognize. If you
recognize more than three you can consider
|old timer, according
to Colleen Kirby, special collections librarian.
in the display are on loan from the theatre
department, athletics, university archives,
Brenda Standiford, and most members of the Kirby
of science in education degree revised at BHSU
College of Education at Black Hills State
University has announced the introduction of the
revised master of science in curriculum and
instruction (MSCI) degree.
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 create immense lakes. These
lakes, which buried thousands of homesteads, and
on occasion, entire towns, were designed to meet
the electrical and recreational needs of the
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.
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 Carolyn Forché.
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 .
to perform Come Blow Your Horn -
|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.
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.
Please note the date of this show is Tuesday.
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 email@example.com
. 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
students will offer stress management seminar
|A stress management
seminar presented by Black Hills State University
students will offer techniques to deal with
stress just as students are heading into their
fast-paced end of semester finals week.
seminar will be presented by BHSU students in
Larry Tentinger's stress-management class on May
1, 2 and 3 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the David B.
Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. All students
are welcome to attend and reduce their anxiety
level before finals week begins.
|A variety of
techniques to relieve stress will be featured
including art therapy, music therapy, time
management, and progressive relaxation
It would be in the best
interest for mind, body and soul to participate
in these activities, according to the
For more information on this seminar contact
Tentinger at 642-6042.
sponsor blood drive - Top
|The PBL Business
club is sponsoring a blood drive Wednesday, April
19 from 9 a.m. to noon and 1-4 p.m. Anyone who
would like to donate can call Dr. Perry at 605
642-6193 or e-mail him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
unit of donated blood is tested and processed for
the 35 area hospitals served by United Blood
Services. Laboratory technicians separate the
whole blood into components (including red blood
cells, plasma and platelets), so that one
donation has the potential to help several
|Red blood cells are
used for surgery patients. Plasma is needed to
treat trauma and burn patients. Platelets are
required for cancer and leukemia patients
undergoing chemotherapy. Cryopreciapitate is a
special blood clotting factor used by those with
The goal of PBL and United Blood
Services is to have at least 60 to 70 donors.
Donors are asked to bring a complete list of
all medications taken in the past month. ID is
required to donate. Refreshments will be served
Museum Art Gallery will display BHSU student
photography - Top
in Black Hills State University Professor Steve
Babbitt's classes will display their artwork in
the Adams Museum Art Gallery April 14 - May 12.
work, from a variety of classes, will include
beginning and advanced students of both black and
white as well as color photography. Utilization
of alternative processes will also be exhibited.
The Adams Museum opens its new yearlong
exhibition, A Snapshot in Time: Photography
as Historic Preservation, May 1. The
exhibition will run through Dec. 31. The student
art show and three other photography art shows
throughout the year will complement the
|Babbitt will give a
lecture entitled Photography: Yesterday,
Today and Tomorrow June 1.
Babbitt has been teaching photography at the
college level for 12 years. He received his BFA
and MFA in photography from The San Francisco Art
Institute. His photographs can be found in the
collections of The Bibliotheque Nationale, Paris,
France; The Getty Museum Library, Malibu, Calif.;
the Sioux Falls Civic Fine Arts Center, and the
San Francisco Art Institute.
The Adams Museum Art Gallery, co-sponsored by
the Wet Edge Gallery of Lead, is located on the
mezzanine level of the Adams Museum at 54 Sherman
Street. The museum is open Monday through
Saturday 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and closed Sunday. For
more information contact Mary Kopco at
Library at BHSU receives anonymous gift - Top
|The Leland D. Case
Library for Western Historical at Black Hills
State University has received an anonymous
donation of Case family material.
anonymous donation was made in memory of Denise
Hill Markve. Markve loved teaching and taught at
the Middle School in Deadwood until the time of
her death. She was an ardent South Dakota history
buff. She also enjoyed politics, and while a
student at Huron College she interviewed and
wrote an article on Gladys Pyle.
The Herbert L. Case collection given to the
|consists of the
personal papers of Reverend Herbert L. Case,
father of Leland and Francis Case. Materials in
the collection included photographs of the Case
and Grannis families, Rev. Case's sermons, a WAC
uniform, and correspondence dating from 1892
until 1955. The correspondence includes personal
letters from Rev. Case's children and other
relatives and friends. There are letters
regarding Rev. Case's business as an insurance
salesman and the "Out-O-Sight" liniment
made by his father, Dr. F. L. Case. The
collection also includes scrapbooks which contain
newspaper clippings of Francis Case's political
Junek will speak at Kiwanis breakfast - Top
Junek, author and world traveler, will be the
featured speaker at the annual Kiwanis Good
Friday prayer breakfast April 21 at 6:30 a.m. at
the United Methodist Church in Spearfish
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
Foundation presents scientist James Watson - Top
John T. Vucurevich Foundation will host An
Evening with James Watson, Ph.D., at the
Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theatre Tuesday, May
23 at 7:30 p.m. One of the great scientists of
the 20th century, Watson discovered
the secrets of DNA and won a Nobel prize for his
of the March 15 faculty senate meeting - Top
|The faculty senate met March 15
in Jonas 110 at 3:15 p.m.
of the March 14 CSA meeting - Top
|The CSA council met March 14 at 9
a.m. at the Pangburn Dining Room.
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.
opportunities announced - Top
|Below are the
program materials received March 30-April 12 in
the grants office in Woodburn 220. For copies of
the information, contact our office at 642-6627
or e-mail requests to us at email@example.com
. Fellowship information will also be posted on
the Student Union bulletin board near the
- Weeden Foundation. Biodiversity is
its main priority. Organizations funded
so far range from those that protect
ecosystems and wildlife to those that
raise the status of women and increase
awareness about family planning.
- National Fish and Wildlife Foundation.
Various RFP topics available. Due
- NSF. FY 2000 Guide to Programs.
- NSF. Geosciences Beyond 2000.
Understanding and predicting Earth's
environment and habitability. NSF 00-28.
- Fannie Mae Foundation. Research
grants on community development issues.
- HHS. NIH. CDC. FDA. Small Business
Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small
Business Technology Transfer (STTR). NIH
and FDA grants due Aug. 1; CDC due Dec.
By Dawn Taggart, media
relations student intern
The standard of technology
available here (in South Dakota) is far beyond
anywhere else I've ever taught, said
Penelope De Jong of the College of Business at
Black Hills State University.
To have computers in the
classroom where you can go to the internet while
you're in class and the entire class can see
thatno other school that I've been to has
that technology; it just amazes me, said
the business instructor. She commented that it is
easier to give visual support to lectures with
the improvements in technology. It gives
your communication more power, she said.
De Jong always knew she wanted to
be a teacher and said she's always loved working
with kids. Before I became a teacher I
taught at Bible school; I taught crafts; I taught
in 4-H. I've always loved working with young
people. Both my grandparents were teachers and
there's a great deal of respect in my family for
education, so it just was a natural. Two of my
sisters have teaching degrees as well. I think
education is extraordinarily important not just
to individuals but to us as a nation; we have to
make sure we maintain our place in the world by
maintaining our education of our young people and
excelling in that.
De Jong feels that teaching is a
lot tougher than she thought it would be.
I'd say the ups are higher and the downs
are lower than I expected. When you feel like
you've really done a good job, you are really
connected, you really feel like you benefited the
people in the class and you know that they are
going to be able to use what you've taught them,
that's a real high. Then there are days that
you've spent 12 hours grading papers and you just
sort of want to go find a hole and crawl into it.
It's more varied than I thought, she added.
The business instructor finds
that one of her most rewarding classes is
principles of marketing because, she said,
these are people who've never really
studied business before, really don't have a clue
what marketing is, and I get to tell them just
exactly how fascinating it is as a subject. [I
get to] watch them grow in their realization of
how marketing has touched their lives and changed
As De Jong described her teaching
style she said she likes to tell stories. I
lecture and I also include cases so they can
apply what they've learned, but when I lecture I
try to relate the subject matter in a way that's
more personal so it's easier for the student to
remember, she explained.
De Jong feels that methods of
teaching have improved over the years. She said,
It hasn't been that long ago that students
weren't encouraged at all to talk in
classno questions, no participation; they
were supposed to sit there and listen and learn.
We incorporate more teamwork in our assignments
because that's what will be expected later on; we
definitely encourage, strongly encourage, the use
of technology in their research and in their
presentations. We also strongly encourage
presentation skills and all kinds of
De Jong was educated in her
hometown of Maryville, Mo. She received two
bachelor of science degrees and her master of
business administration degree from Northwest
Missouri State in Maryville, and is currently
working on her doctorate through Oklahoma State
University in Stillwater, Okla.; she expects to
finish her dissertation next year.
She earned several honors,
including: an education scholarship at Oklahoma
State, a research grant from Northwest Missouri
State, a Pi Omega Pi Scholarship, as well as many
other honors. Her publications include
Influencers of Purchase Intentions for
Ecologically Friendly Products in the
Proceedings of the 1994 American Marketing
Association's Winter Educators' Conference.
She began her teaching career at
her alma mater in Maryville. From there she
taught at Oklahoma State from 1991 to 1993 before
returning to Northwest Missouri State for the
years 1993-1996. She then became an assistant
professor at Alvernia College in Reading, Penn.,
in 1996 before joining the teaching staff at
Black Hills State.
De Jong's future plans include
staying in Spearfish and becoming more involved
in the community as well as doing some research.
She feels really fortunate to have had the
opportunity to be at Black Hills State and taste
the western way of life.
She said, I feel very
privileged to have the opportunity to work with
the people that I'm working with, the technology
that's available, and getting to know the
students out here has been a real joy; I really
hope to continue.
In her spare time she is an avid
reader and enjoys sewing and watching new movie
releases, but her favorite thing to do is
spending time with her five children who are all
grown except her youngest son, Matthew, who De
Jong says is her new beginning.
This week at BHSU
items or send to media relations, Unit 9512,
|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
Annual Lakota Omniciye Pow Wow, Young
Center, grand entry, 1 p.m.
|Poetry reading by
Tony Crunk, Student Union multipurpose
room, 7 p.m.
Spring Science Seminar
Series, Jim Buell, Jonas 101, 4 p.m.
Maniac Monday Retreat for faculty, Woodburn
third floor, 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
meeting, Jonas 306, 3:15 p.m.
recital, Cook 303, 3:30 p.m.
Food service spring banquet, Pangburn,
|Blood drive, 9
a.m. to noon and from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Hall of Fame Room of the Young Center
senate meeting, Jonas 103, 3:15 p.m.
Administrative leave for