Volume XXIV No. 27 • July 7, 2000

Submit items to Campus Currents - Top

The Campus Currents is distributed every Friday. If you would like to include an item in the newsletter send it to Campus Currents, Unit 9512 or by e-mail to Campus Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.

CSA position open - Top

The following career service position is open:

purchasing assistant, university support service

For additional information, check the announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.

Salomon’s essays accepted - Top

David A. Salomon, assistant professor of English, has had two essays accepted for publication in two separate collections.

"Hast Thou Found My Daughter?: Shylock and the Death of Jessica" offers a new reading of Shylock in Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, a reading in which Shylock is not especially cast as the villain but might be perceived as a sympathetic character very close to his Jewish heritage and traditions; the essay is to be published in Representations of the Jew on the Medieval and Early-Modern Stage (ed. M. Addison Amos).

A second essay, "Corpus Mysticum: Text as Body/Body as Text," deals with issues of the body and the text in Catholic mystical theology, focusing on the work of Henri de Lubac; it is to published in The Intersection of Sexuality and the Divine in the Middle Ages: The Word Made Flesh (ed. Susannah Chewning).

The Shakespeare essay was first presented at the Sixteenth-Century Studies Conference in St. Louis last year; attendance at the conference was partially funded by an Instructional Improvement Grant.

Student research at BHSU receives $112,935 NSF grant - Top

Undergraduate students at Black Hills State University will benefit from a $112,935 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) that will introduce them to pure research.

Dr. Mike Zehfus, assistant professor of chemistry at BHSU, wrote the grant to research the importance of the hydrogen bond in protein structure. Over the next three years, six undergraduate students will study hydrogen bonds by making model proteins with hydrogen bonds, then chemically remove specific hydrogen bonds to see how much the structure changes.


Grants opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received June 29-July 5 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 grants@mystic.bhsu.edu. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.
  • Coca-Cola Foundation. Deadline: Sept. 1 and Dec. 1, 2000. The Coca-Cola Foundation devotes much of its efforts to partnership in three main areas:

    -Pipeline programs connecting various levels of education that encourage students to stay in school and to proceed with confidence to college and graduate school.

    -Scholarship programs in support of graduate and undergraduate students.

    -Minority advancement in the form of scholarships, urban programs and cultural diversity programs.


    -Teacher development programs.


-Global exchange programs that encourage international studies, global understanding or student/faculty exchange.

-Programs outside the United States promoting education.

This week at BHSU - Top

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 Friday, July 7

Preregister Early Program (PREP) day for transfer students

Second summer session ends

July 8


Sunday, July9 Monday, July10
Preregister Early Program (PREP) day for transfer students

Third summer session begins, continues through Aug. 4

Tuesday, July11
Preregister Early Program (PREP) day for transfer students
Wednesday, July 12 Thursday, July13 Friday, July14 Saturday, July15