Volume XXIV No. 3 Jan.
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.
take part in a panel discussion - Top
|The global awareness
committee at Black Hills State University will
present a panel discussion Monday, Jan. 31 titled
"The Changing Face of America."
panel discussion will be presented at 11 a.m. and
7 p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket
Student Union multipurpose room. Each session
will include a question-and-answer session.
Professors participating in the panel
discussion are Dr. Larry Landis, Dr. Dan
Peterson, Ms. Jace DeCory, Dr. John Glover, Dr.
Ahrar Ahmad, Dr. Joe Valades, and Dr. Nicholas
Topics to be discussed at each session
- The 2000 census - possible findings and
- Prejudice and racism in South Dakota
- Religious diversity in the United States
- The impact of the Latino culture on the
cultural/ethnic landscape of America
- Martin Luther King, Jr. and the rhetoric
of race in America.
In preparing for the panel discussion the
global awareness committee points out this quote
from Farai Chideya, from Time, Feb. 1,
1999, "One thing bears remembering: every
day America's heartland looks more and more like
New York and Los Angeles, not the other way
The public is invited to attend either session
at no charge. Refreshments will be served at the
evening session.For more information contact
Legia Spicer, BHSU global awareness committee
chair, at 642-6556.
Submit names of all
volunteers - Top
|Please submit to the president's
office the names and addresses of any volunteers
who will be working in your area.
will be forwarded to the South Dakota Board of
|In case a volunteer
would be injured in the performance of volunteer
work, they will be covered by Workmen's
Compensation similar to any employee of the
university. In addition, the university can
justify expenditures which are made in connection
with their contributions if they are identified
with volunteer status.
council to host chili feed for employees - Top
|The BHSU CSA council
will host a CSA winter social Jan. 21 at the
Donald E. Young Center Hall of Fame room from
4:30 to 5:30 p.m. The CSA council will serve
chili in a bread bowl with all the fixings.
social, CSA employees are invited to support the
BHSU Yellow Jackets men's and women's basketball
teams as they play against Dakota Wesleyan
University. Admission is free for you and your
guest with your Ace card.
of commerce will sponsor crackerbarrel - Top
|The Spearfish Area
Chamber of Commerce's government affairs
committee will host a Legislative Crackerbarrel
Saturday, Jan. 22 at the Spearfish Chamber (106
W. Kansas) starting at 10 a.m.
legislators Sen. James Dunn, Rep. Mark Young, and
Rep. Jerry Apa, have been invited to participate
in the crackerbarrel. Crackerbarrels are held to
afford the public the opportunity to visit with
local legislators and become more informed on
|facing the state.
the opening remarks by featured legislators, the
public will have the opportunity to ask questions
and make comments on legislative issues.
The crackerbarrel is free of charge and open
to the public. For information, call the
Spearfish Chamber office at 642-2626.
Museum announces 2000 schedule - Top
|The Adams Museum
& House have announced the exhibitions,
events and special programs planned for 2000.
Nearly each month a special event, program or a
new exhibition opening will be featured. The
schedule includes presentations and exhibits by
- Jan. 27 I Remember
When... Deadwood Businesses.
Local residents gather in a public forum
to discuss past and present commerce in
Deadwood at Deadwood City Hall at 7 p.m.
- Feb. 24 I Remember
When... The Days of '76
Parade and Rodeo. Deadwood City Hall at 7
p.m. in memory of Marion Keehn and Fred
- May 1 A Snapshot in Time:
Photography as Historic
Preservation. The year-long exhibit
explores how the relatively
new technology of photography
of the 1800s has helped preserve the
history of Deadwood.
- May 15 - Photography Art Show
Spearfish photographer Steve Babbitt and
Rapid City photographer Bob H. Miller's
work will be featured.
- June 1 Photography: Yesterday,
Today and Tomorrow: A lecture by Steve
Babbitt. Professor Babbitt discusses the
beginning of photography and where the
technology is headed.
- July 1 Photography Art Show
Custer photographer Paul Horsted's
photographs will be displayed.
- July 1 A Victorian 4th
of July at the Adams House Museum. The
grand opening of a Deadwood treasure as a
house museum. An old-fashioned
Independence Day celebration is planned.
- Aug. 15 Photography Art Show
Wildlife photographer Ray Tysdal's
work will be exhibited.
- Aug. 1-31 Wild Bill and Calamity
Jane Days. A month-long celebration of
Deadwood's most notorious characters.
- Sept. 23 Caring for your family
photographs by Helen Alten and Paul Kopco
Conservator Helen Alten will teach
techniques of how to care for family
photographs while BHSU instructor Paul
Kopco will show participants how to
restore photographs using digital
- Nov. 4 Victorian photography
studio fund-raiser. Participants will
dress in replicated Victorian clothing
and have their photographs taken in at
the Adams House.
- Nov. 15 The Haas Plesiosaur
Returns. A permanent exhibition on the
new genus and species of a plesiosaur
excavated in western South Dakota will be
displayed in a 15-foot life-sized case.
- Dec. 2 A Victorian Christmas at
the Adams Museum and House. Victorian
Christmas traditions, decorations, and
music will be highlighted at both the
Adams Museum and the Adams House Museum.
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 on 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
bringing consulting lecturers and 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
Proposals 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
practical on each proposal. Ten copies of the
proposals should be submitted to the Grants and
Special Projects Office, Woodburn 220, 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 Jan. 31.
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
particularly in the areas of education, business,
social sciences and humanities.Two three-hour
release times are available for fall 2000 and
spring of 2001.
Funds for two three-hour
release times are available for the spring and
fall 2000 semesters. You can apply now. The
research 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.
Calendar - Top
Friday, Jan. 21
- CSA Winter Social chili feed, Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center Hall of Fame Room, 4:30
to 5:30 p.m.
- Men's and women's basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan,
Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 6 p.m.
and 7:30 p.m
Saturday, Jan. 22
- Track and field winter invitational, Donald E.
Young Sports and Fitness Center
- Pre-game tip-off party, Stadium Sports Grill, 4
p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- 1965 men's basketball reunion, 4 p.m.
- Men's and women's basketball vs. Mount Marty
College, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 27
- Green and Gold luncheon, Margie's Dinner club,
- Last day to drop/add a class and receive a refund
- Men's and women's basketball vs. S.D. School of
Mines, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center,
6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Jan. 28
- Preview day: high school students on campus