XXIV No. 25 • June 23, 2000
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office announces year-end deadlines - Top
following deadlines affect all accounts in the
accounting system. You should be aware of
these dates when planning any expenditures that need
to be processed before year end.
following are the deadlines for processing documents
for the current fiscal year:
Billings must be submitted to the business
office by June 22.
other funds accounts -
Invoices/Vouchers must be submitted to the
business office by June 27.
Festival offers culturally diverse performers - Top
fourth annual Black Hills Folk Festival will present
an all-day folk-art sampler June 24 from noon to 10
p.m. at the Deadwood Pavilion. This event will
provide folk music with a culturally diverse flavor.
(Aaron Willis) and the Detroit Rhythm Group"
will perform. Little Sonny's live performances with
the other four members of his group take on an
incredible intensity that has earned Sonny the title
"King of the Blues."
The Turtle Mountain
Mitchif Performers will provide lively fiddle music
and jigs which combine the heritage of French,
Irish, and Scottish fur traders with Chippewa and
Cree Native American tribes. This energetic and
humorous trio of fiddle, guitar and dance features
songs in English and French.
during the folk-art sampler will be the Vatra:
Croatian Tamburitza Ensemble. Vatra is one of the
finest tamburitza ensembles in the U.S. (Tamburitzas
are fretted stringed instruments in a variety of
young Croatian-American musicians perform the dance
tunes and folk songs of their ethnic heritage but
also experiment with new sounds and compositions.
Cost for the folk
festival is $5 per person or $10 per family.
An open mic session
is scheduled from 3-5:30 p.m. PA will be provided
and all are welcome.
workshops will be held that morning in Deadwood. The
workshops begin at 9 a.m. at Callahan’s, at the
Franklin Hotel. The first workshop is "Vatra,
What is a Tamburitza?" at 9 a.m. The next
workshop is titled "Who are the Turtle Mountain
Mitchif" at 10 a.m. The final workshop will be
presented by Little Sonny and the Detroit Rhythm
Kings, "Blues Harmonica."
This event is
sponsored in part by Black Hills State University,
the South Dakota Arts Council, Arts Midwest, Global
Sounds and the National Endowment for the Arts.
freshmen and transfer students should attend PREP
|If you are a
recent high school graduate, if you have been out of
school for some time or if you are a transfer
student, Black Hills State enrollment officials
encourage you to attend one of several registration
and orientation programs being offered on campus
The PreRegistration Early Program (PREP 2000) is
designed to help new students and transfer students
make a smooth transition to college life. PREP 2000
includes information about course requirements,
understanding the catalog, visiting with advisors,
learning about campus resources, and planning class
One of the big advantages in attending the PREP
2000 is early registration for classes. Students who
take advantage of the total PREP 2000 experience
tend to do better academically and socially than
students who do not participate in the program.
The PREP 2000 days for new freshmen will be July
7, 11 and Aug. 18. Transfer and returning students
can attend the PREP 2000 days July 6, 10, and Aug.
17. Check-in time is 8 a.m. at the Miller Student
spouses are welcome to attend PREP 2000 days. The
cost to attend PREP 2000 is $35 per student and $5
per accompanying spouse or parent (payable at
Transfer students should make arrangements to
have transcripts (high school and college) sent to
the BHSU Records Office so that credits toward a
major can be evaluated and a status sheet prepared.
All applied and accepted students are receiving
orientation this summer as the first of a series of
college orientation sessions which will include New
Student Days, Sept. 2-4, 2000, and Career Connection
sessions throughout the 2000-2001 school year.
For information or to reserve a place in PREP
2000 call the BHSU enrollment center at
1-800-ALL-BHSU (255-2478) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online enrollment for PREP 2000 is available at www.bhsu.edu/orientation
Jacket golf classic and sports auction raises
$14,800 in scholarship dollars - Top
Yellow Jacket Foundation at Black Hills State
University was able to add more than $14,800 to
its athletic scholarship fund recently at the tenth
annual Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Golf Classic and
Sports and Leisure Auction.
The annual fund
raiser, which is open to the public, featured an
18-hole Texas best-shot golf tournament and a sports
and leisure auction. Both events are designed to
raise money to support Yellow Jacket athletics.
Upward Bound students
attend national leadership Congress
from Lower Brule and Tara Wahcahunka from Wagner
were selected to represent Black Hills State
University Upward Bound at the Council For
Opportunity In Education Tenth Annual National
Student Leadership Congress in Washington, D.C.,
from June 10-15, 2000.
Student representatives are participants in the
Talent Search and Upward Bound projects; part of the
federally funded TRIO programs, which provide
counseling and instructional services enabling
students to enroll in and graduate from college.
Their project directors nominated the student
delegates who were then selected by the Council for
Opportunity in Education, which sponsors the
The theme for this year is community service,
diversity awareness, and political awareness. The
Council for Opportunity in Education National
Student Leadership Congress has four components: (1)
workshops on conflict resolutions and negotiations;
(2) exercises in policy-making—the mock Congress;
(3) discussions of and hands-on experience with
community service; and (4) a component on youth
affecting policy--dialogues with elected
from leaders in the field of youth and community
service, groups of five to ten students spend four
hours in a community service project in Washington,
D.C. Students serve in a variety of capacities
depending on the social service agency with which
they are working. Students deliver food to elderly
shut-ins, hold babies and play with toddlers in a
Pediatric AIDS Clinic, or help homeless women living
in a transitional shelter to prepare their
belongings to move out. Still others do repair work
in local churches and community centers. The
students take this experience home with them making
plans to get involved in a community service project
when they return to their communities.
During the youth affecting policy component,
Representatives from Congress as well as other
community leaders meet with the student delegates.
An important follow-up activity to the mock
Congress, is that students actually meet with the
members of Congress from their home state to discuss
the mock Congress. Students spend the day on Capitol
Hill meeting with their senators and representative
and other students to discuss the process they went
through and to ask members of Congress about their
opportunities announced - Top
|Below are the program
materials received June 15- 21 in the grants office,
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 information
- NSF. Chemistry Research Instrumentation and
Facilities. Departmental Multi-User
Instrumentation: Third Monday of July, 2000;
Instrumentation Development: Second Monday of
January; Chemistry Research Facilities:
Preproposals due first Monday in December; Full
proposals due first Monday of June, 2001. NSF
established in each disciplinary program. Refer to
the NSF Bulletin for a list of deadlines and
target dates or contact the appropriate
disciplinary program. NSF 98-142.
- NSF. Grant Opportunities for Academic Liaison
with Industry (GOALI).
multidisciplinary competition. Due July 15 and
Jan. 15. NSF 99-42.
- NSF. Child Learning and Development.
The National Science Foundation continues to
invite applications under the Research Experiences
for Undergraduates program, which funds projects
that provide meaningful research experience in the
scientific areas the agency supports. Deadline:
Sept. 15 annually. http://www.nsf.gov/home/crssprgm/reu/poc.htm
- Research Experiences for Undergraduates (NSF).
Agriculture Department is inviting grant
applications for short-term pilot projects under
the three-phase Small Business Innovation Research
(SBIR) program, which is designed to stimulate
technological innovation and engage small
businesses in federal research and development.
(June 7 Federal Register). Deadline: Aug. 31.
Topics include plant and animal production; air,
water and soils; and food science and nutrition. http://www.reeusda.gov/sbir\\
- Agriculture Small Business Research (USDA).
LIFPP is a
matching grants program designed to establish
partnerships between The Robert Wood Johnson
Foundation (RWJF) and local grantmakers in support
of innovative, community-based projects that focus
on underserved and at-risk populations. The
program also helps bring to national attention new
ideas and approaches developed locally. Deadline:
Aug. 1, 2000.
- Local Initiative Funding Partners Program (LIFPP).
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.
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Hills Folk Festival, Deadwood
Pavilion, noon-10 p.m.
- Midwest Sampler, Callahan's
Franklin Hotel, 9 a.m. - noon
Hills Folk Festival, Songwriters Workshop
Institute of the Arts Lecture Series - Dr.
Scott Simpson, Mathews Opera House, noon
Hills Folk Festival, Songwriters Show, Belle
Fourche Park, 6:30 p.m.
Institute of the Arts - Opera Scenes,
Woodburn, 7 p.m.