Volume XXIV No. 16
April 21, 2000
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to Black Hills State University - Top
- Lynn Langer, baker,
- Barbara Standiford,
librarian, library learning center
- Dennie Dykeman,
equipment service worker, facilities
- Jane Mattson,
senior cook, food service
will honor retirees and employee award recipients
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, and to present special
employee awards and longevity awards. The program
will begin at 2:30 p.m.
recognizes student employee of the year - Top
|Tennille Nelson, a junior
business-administration major from Hazen, N.D.,
was recently recognized as student employee of
the year at Black Hills State University.
McMichael, student employment coordinator,
introduced the six nominees and announced the
winner at a university sponsored reception. Each
nominee was given a certificate of appreciation
and a guide book for resume writing.
than 100 take part in annual Kevin Whirlwind
Horse Race despite cold and snowy weather
conditions - Top
|Snow and cold
temperatures didn't dampen enthusiasm at the 16th
annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run/Walk
held at Black Hills State University April 15th.
More than 100 runners and walkers turned out for
Each year the proceeds from this
run/walk support the Kevin Whirlwind Horse
Memorial Scholarship, honoring this former Black
Hills State University student who was killed in
a car accident in 1984. Whitney Rencountre was
selected as this year's scholarship recipient.
Rencountre graduated from Crow Creek High School
in 1998 and is currently a sophomore majoring in
biology at Black Hills State University. Mae
Whirlwind Horse (Kevin's mother) and Kevin Whirlwind
Horse Jr. (Kevin's son) presented the scholarship
Lance Adrian (19.48) and Mary Kate Guilfoyle
(23.12) were the overall winners in the 5K run.
Dennis Newell (36.12) and Molly Mason (44.11)
took overall honors in the 10K division. Jared
Jacobson and Korral Whirlwind Horse won the 1/4
mile run, and Leah Sperry and Nathan Jacobson
took first in the 1/2 mile run. Medals were
awarded to 1st-3rd place
finishers in each division.
Former medical school dean
offers helping hand to BHSU science students -
was the quality of the science program and a
chance to get involved once again in a vocation
that he loved, that brought George Rinker back to
the classroom after 16 years of retirement.
78, a former associate dean of the University of
South Dakota medical school in Vermillion, is
volunteering his expertise and experience as a
lab assistant. He attends class lectures taught
by BHSU professors and then helps students with
their laboratory work. He is in the lab twice a
week and is also available evenings before finals
Gold Club athletic fund drive begins Tuesday -
41th annual BHSU athletic fund drive sponsored by
the Green and Gold Club begins Tuesday, April 25
and continues through Thursday, May 11.
Green and Gold Club spring fund raiser is the
driving force for athletic scholarship funds at
Black Hills State University. Last year they
raised approximately $168,000. The club's goal
this year is to up the ante to $211,000.
celebrate Week of the Young Child - Top
students celebrated the Week of the Young Child
recently at Black Hills State University.
Thursday the children from the BHSU child-care
center walked from the child care center to Jonas
to view the art display of their work.
The guidance class worked with the children to
do the artwork and escorted the children across
campus. BHAEYC students had place mats printed
and displayed them to at various early childhood
settings. They will also be distributed to area
restaurants for use as placemats.
assistance center schedules two student sessions -
|Student assistance center and
student support services are offering two
sessions for students.
"Picking Up Esteem"
session an end-of-semester boost will be held
Tuesday, April 18 at 11 a.m. to noon in Jonas
|An information meeting for new
student days group leaders will be held
Wednesday, April 19 at 4:30 p.m. in the student
sessions are free to all BHSU students. For more
information call Joe Valades at 642-6746.
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.
students will offer stress-management seminar
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.
association sponsors theatre gathering - Top
Sandau, (right) BHSU theatre director, visits
with Janet and Paul Higbee at the alumni theatre
gathering. Approximately 45 people attended the
gathering prior to the BHSU theatre performance
of "Come Blow Your Horn."
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 May 5.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
. Fellowship information will also be posted on
the Student Union bulletin board near the
- A.T. Anderson Memorial Scholarship
AISES. American Indian Science
& Engineering Society (AISES). To
award to members of AISES who are
American Indian/Alaskan Native college
students pursuing academic programs in
the sciences, engineering, medicine,
business, natural resources, and math and
science secondary education. Deadline:
June 15, 2000.
- Pathways to Nature Conservation Fund. The
Pathways to Nature Conservation Fund
makes grants to enhance environmental
education activities and bird and
wildlife viewing opportunities at
significant nature tourism destinations
in the United States and Canada. The fund
is a partnership between the more than
270 Wild Birds Unlimited Inc. franchises
and the National Fish and Wildlife
Foundation. Deadline: May 13 and Dec. 1.
Electronic submissions are encouraged.
Maximum grant is $50,000.
- Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants
Program DoED. Department of
GrantsPartnerships comprised, at a
minimum, of an institution of higher
education with an eligible teacher
preparation program, a school of arts and
sciences, and a high-need local
educational agency (LEA). Applications
available: April 11, 2000. Partnership
GrantsPre-applications: May 26,
2000; Final Applications: Aug. 15, 2000.
- Canadian Embassy. Canadian Studies
Grant Programs. Includes research
grants, graduate student fellowships,
faculty enrichment and senior fellowship
programs and also institutional grants.
- NSF. Middle Grades Science
Instructional Materials Initiative. Preliminary
proposals due July 14; full proposal due
Oct. 20. NSF 00-80.
- William T. Grant Foundation. Faculty
Scholars Program. Research on adolescents
and young adults. Due July 1.
- NSF. Chemistry Research
Instrumentation and Facilities.
Departmental multi-user instrumentation:
third Monday of July; Second Monday of
July, annually thereafter;
Instrumentation development: Second
Monday of January; Chemistry research
facilities; preproposals due first Monday
of December; full proposals due first
Monday of June 2001.
- American Institute of Indian Studies. Fellowship
competition. Due July 1.
This week at BHSU
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Administrative leave for
employees (4 hours)
|No classes - Easter
|Williams and Ree
show, Student Union multipurpose room, 7
|Reception to honor
distinguished faculty member, employee award
recipients, longevity awards and retirees,
Student Union Multipurpose room, 2-4 p.m.,
program at 2:30 p.m.
|CSA luncheon, 11:30
- 1 p.m., Young Center Hall of Fame room
performance of the Dakota Chamber Orchestra, Matthews
Opera House, 7:30 p.m.