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State will host PREP days for new students - Top
who have applied and who have been accepted to Black Hills
State University are encouraged to attend one of the
PreRegister Early Program (PREP) 2000 sessions this summer.
Parents are also encouraged to attend
to receive valuable orientation
information. PREP for new freshmen students will be held June
2 and 9, July 7 and 11, and Aug. 18.
Transfer and returning (those
students who have been attending other schools or out of
school more than a semester) students accepted to BHSU are
encouraged to attend a PREP session July 6 and 10, and Aug.
orientation is extremely valuable to all students and parents/spouses
in order to help with the transition to college life.
One of the big advantages in the attending PREP is early
registration for classes. Student who take advantage of the
total PREP experience tend to do better academically and
socially than students who do not participate in the program.
Registration for classes will be held
on these days, as well. See the BHSU web page at www.bhsu.edu
for details or call 605-642- 6829.
Gala opening will kick off the BHSU
Summer Institute of the Arts - Top
|An evening of
song, theater, dance, visual arts and more is planned for the
opening of the Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts. “A
Gala Celebration of the Arts” is the title of the event June
12 at 7 p.m. at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish.
This kickoff to the month-long arts
festival will feature aspects of the arts in a performance
setting. Brian Manternach, professional Rapid City tenor, will
perform a repertoire focusing on the art of song. South Dakota
writers Wendy Mendoza, Paul Higbee and Dan O'Brien will
present readings in praise of the arts. Dance will be featured
with Melanie Palm. Theatrical arts will be showcased by Ray
Michel and Edward Harding in scenes from “Man of LaMancha.”
The winners of the “Young Performer Competition” are
scheduled for the evenings entertainment as well.
$5. Hors d'oevres and refreshments will be served. Gala dress
The annual Black Hills Summer
Institute of the Arts (formerly known as the Black Hills Arts
Festival) will offer participants unique experiences with many
educational and entertaining arts events scheduled throughout
the month of June. The institute is sponsored by Black Hills
Volunteers are welcome. For more
information contact the College of Arts and Science at Black
Hills State University at (605) 642-6420 or Laura Neubert at
605-341-5714 or visit the website at www.bhsu.edu/arts
Passion Play seeks backstage
extras - Top
|Thursday, June 1 will mark the
opening of the Black Hills Passion Play's 61st season in the
Spearfish amphitheater. The Passion Play is held every
Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday evening.
Volunteers are needed to act as supers (extras) in the
Passion Play. Costumes are provided and extras need not have
prior stage experience. To participate, you do not need to be
available for every performance all season long, only those
which fit your summer schedule. The supers' churches are
reimbursed at season's end for their participation. New people
who have not participated before are encouraged to attend a
special rehearsal Sunday, May 28 at 7 p.m. to familiarize
themselves with the production procedure. All scenes involving
supers will be rehearsed.
|Again this summer four special
performances of "The Beginning," the Passion Play's
production dramatizing the birth of Christ, will be presented.
These performances are July 5, 12 19 and 26 at 8 p.m. This
production was created for the Christmas season in Florida and
depicts the Annunciation, the Betrothal of Mary and Joseph,
the Wisemen visiting King Herod, the Angels' appearance to the
Shepherds and the birth of Jesus. It is a fully realized
drama, with narration and spoken dialogue, utilizing the
entire stage dna large cast of characters. As an added event
each Wednesday performance will be preceded by a Biblical
Bazaar with costumed merchants selling goods such as pottery,
brass, leather goods, ethnic foods, jewelry, and clothing.
Grant opportunities announced
|Below are the program
materials received May 18-25 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 information desk.
- NASA. Discovery Program 2000. NOI due June 16. Proposals
due Sept. 18.
- Head Start - Higher education faculty initiative - DHHS.
The cooperative agreement will be funded to provide
opportunities for faculty in higher education to enhance
their skills, knowledge and effectiveness as they teach
teachers in Head Start and Early Head Start programs in
order to ensure better outcomes for children. Closing date
is July 11, 2000. http://www2.acf.dhhs.gov/programs/hsb/announce/index.htm
- National Science Foundation (NSF) The NSF is seeking
applications under a revised program announcement for all
elementary, secondary and informal science education
projects, including informal science education projects
that foster stimulating lifelong learning opportunities
outside of school to promote appreciation, interest and
understanding of science, mathematics and technology for
youths and adults. Funds: $24 million for 40 to 60 awards.
Required cost-sharing is 10 percent of requested amounts
for all projects except ASCEND projects. Deadlines: Aug. 2
for required preliminary proposals; Nov. 15 for full
proposals; Aug. 14 for preliminary proposals; Nov. 15 for
full proposals. http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2000/nsf0099.txt