Volume XXIV No. 43 Oct.
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Welcome to Black Hills State
- Lynn Fox, senior building maintenance worker, facilities
Position open -
The following Career Service position is open:
- custodial worker, facilities services
For further information, check the announcement bulletin or
contact the personnel office.
Flu shots will be given -
the flu. Flu
shots will be given at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center Wednesday, Nov. 1 and Thursday, Nov. 2 from 9:30 to 3:30
p.m. Appointments are necessary. Call 642-6520 to schedule an
Flu shots are available for faculty, staff, spouse and/or
dependents who are on the state health plan. It will take about
ten minutes for the paperwork. It is essential to bring your
DakotaCare card. Remember to call early and reserve a time slot
that is convenient for you.
Concert band, chamber winds and
community band will perform -
The Black Hills State University concert band, chamber winds and
community band will present a concert Monday, Oct. 30 at 7:30
p.m. in the Student Union Jacket Legacy room.
The event is free to the public. The concert will include
works by George Gershwin, Richard Wagner, David Holsinge, Clare
Grundman, Edwin Franko Goldman and others.
In addition to the two full bands, there are some smaller
groups performing including a brass quartet, a flute choir and a
"We are spanning about 600 years in this concert. There
will be a couple of marches and a Broadway medley, as well as
some lesser known pieces and a Renaissance dance," said
Christopher Hahn, conductor of the bands. "In addition to
the two full bands, there are some smaller groups performing
including a brass quartet, a flute choir, and a woodwind
choir." Playing in smaller groups gives the university
students additional opportunities to develop their musicianship.
Hahn recently joined the music faculty as
director of concert bands. He is a professional trumpet
player as well as a teacher, has music degrees from the
University of Wyoming and the University of Miami.
Social analyst will speak at BHSU
Stephanie Coontz, social analyst, will deliver a lecture at
Black Hills State University Thursday, Nov. 2 at 7 p.m. in the
Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
The subject of this presentation is, "The Way We Never
Were: American Families." Coontz will be speaking about the
myths that dominate our thinking about the family structure. She
combines historical research and contemporary case studies to
tell a story about parenting, privacy, gender relations and
Coontz has published articles in several publications
including Vogue, The New York Times, and The
Wall Street Journal. She
has also appeared on many television programs including The Oprah
Winfrey Show and CNN’s Crossfire, as well as
documentaries hosted by Barbara Walters and Walter Cronkite.
This event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by
the university programming team, the sociology club and the
human services club of Black Hills State University.
Contact Allen Godsell, 642-6418, Michele Waltman, 642-0339,
or Corey Aker, 642-1686 for more information. Persons with
disabilities needing special accommodations should notify one of
the contacts at least 48 hours before the event.
Leading motivational speaker Joe
Martin will present at BHSU -
Joe Martin, recognized nationally as one of America’s top
motivational speakers, will be on the Black Hills State
University campus Oct. 27 and 28.
Martin, a professor at West Florida University, will make two
presentations and also conduct interactive leadership sessions
"Get a Pulse: Finding your Purpose" is the title of
his presentation Friday, Oct. 27 from 3-5 p.m. in the David B.
Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy room. This
presentation is designed to help people find, accept and live
their life’s purpose. Martin will show students how to
identify, accept and maximize their unique talents, skills, and
abilities, how to get and stay self-motivated, how to stop
themselves and others from sabotaging their success; how to
become 100 percent committed to their problems and how to turn
their passion into profits.
The presentation is free to BHSU students with an ID, $5 for
other students and $7 for the public.
Martin will speak to student leaders, faculty and staff
Saturday, Oct. 28 from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. This leadership
retreat "Give and Grow Rich: Effective Service
Leadership," will challenge participants to serve others
better, unlock the secret of staying self-motivated, lead others
by being an example, not an excuse, accept responsibility for
personal and professional development and overcome obstacles.
According to Jane Klug, director of student services, this
speaker is a once in a lifetime opportunity. "I have
personally heard Professor Martin speak and I guarantee you will
not be disappointed."
For more information contact the student union information
center at 642-6062.
Global awareness committee sponsors
presentation on consumerism and culture -
The Global Awareness Committee at Black Hills State University
is sponsoring a presentation titled "Consumerism and
Culture" on Monday, Nov. 6, in the Student Union Jacket
"Affluenza," a video about the ethics of
consumerism and its consequences on the planet, will be shown
from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., and also from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m.
A panel of committee members will present arguments on
consumerism after the videos from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. The panel
Patty Jo Bellamy, presenting "Consumerism: A Long-Range
Perspective;" Dr. Brian Smith presenting "Lifestyle
and the Environment;" Dr. Ahrar Ahmad presenting "The
Culture of Gobalism and the Globalization of Culture;" and
Legia Spicer will present "Human Needs: A Spiritual
Perspective." Dr. Dan Peterson will serve as the moderator
for this panel.
There will be an audience-panel interaction from 3 p.m. to
For more information, contact Legia Spicer at 642-6556.
Career center offers fall job
search workshops -
The Black Hills State University career center is offering two
job search seminars this fall. All workshops are held in the
career center in the lower level of the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union from 3-4 p.m. For more information call Bob
Stanelle at 642-6277.
BHSU students, recent graduates or alumni who need help
finding the right career are
encouraged to check out the following workshops.
"Organizing the ‘Systematic’ Job Search" will
be presented Monday, Oct. 30, Tuesday, Nov. 28 and again Monday,
"Writing Your Winning Resume" will be offered
Wednesday, Nov. 1, Thursday, Nov. 30, and Wednesday, Dec. 6.
Football-basketball doubleheader will
be held at BHSU -
For a full day of sports excitement take in the
football-basketball double header at Black Hills State
University Oct. 28.
The day begins at noon with a tailgater social at Salem Park
in Spearfish. Then the BHSU Yellow Jacket football team will
host Jamestown University for their final home game at 1:30 p.m.
at Lyle Hare Stadium.
At 5 p.m. the BHSU Lady Yellow Jacket
basketball team will
scrimmage with Casper College in their first action of the
At 7 p.m. former Yellow Jacket basketball stars will go up
against this year’s varsity team. All proceeds from this event
will go to the Green and Gold Athletic Scholarship Fund.
For more information on any of these events call 642-6385 or
Health screening offered for
The bureau of personnel will sponsor a state employee health
check Nov. 1 from 1-4:30 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union at Black Hills State University.
Screenings include: cholesterol check, blood-sugar level
(three-hour fast recommended), blood pressure, body mass index (bmi),
and carbon monoxide. The health screening is available at no
charge to benefited state employees and their spouses who are on
the state’s health plan.
The health check will also be held at the Surbeck Center at the
South Dakota School of Mines Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Special arrangements have been made with Avera McKennan to
offer these health check tests at no cost to health plan
participants. The primary care physician (PCP) does not offer
these tests as routine procedures. Employees should not expect
local clinics to provide these tests.
The envelopes, please -
Please return interoffice envelopes to the printing center so
that they can be re-used.
Minutes of the Oct. 4 faculty senate
The faculty senate met Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2000, in Jonas 110 at
Members present: Curtis Card, John Glover, Dan Durben, Rob
Schurrer, Rena Faye Norby, Margaret Lewis, Fred Heidrich, Steve
Babbitt, Vincent King, student: Crystal Muglia. (Absent: Don
Chastain, Colleen Kirby – Barb Chrisman replaced Colleen
Meeting opened. President Card opened the meeting. The agenda
was approved. The minutes of the September 20, 2000, meeting
Old Issues: The establishment of an honors program was
discussed, including input and concerns from each college. It
was agreed that the concept was good but that there were still
many concerns about the details of the implementation of the
program. Action: A findings of the senate listing the input
concerns about the honors program will be compiled for the Oct.
18, 2000, meeting.
New Issues: George Earley discussed the CAAP exam and
assessment at BHSU. The South Dakota Board of Regents strongly
supports testing. The next CAAP exam will be Nov. 6-7 and will
include tests in writing, math, science reasoning, and reading.
Pass/fail levels are determined by the BOR. A help session for
students will be scheduled in October. About $100,000 of BOR
funding for BHSU is based on the improvement of students from
their ACT entrance exams to their CAAP rising junior exams. The
BOR is leaning toward adopting a nationally standardized exit
exam, but they have not found an appropriate exam yet.
Meeting closed. The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
Faculty research funds
The faculty-research committee has funds available for the
current fiscal year. Write a short (about three-page) proposal.
Proposal forms are available at the grants office or can be
printed out from their webpage.
It is anticipated that successful applicants will request
support for faculty release time, research equipment, travel to
research sites or 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. A three-hour release time is available
for fall 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.
The research committee will not provide salary. The committee
may approve payment to student or non-student research
assistants. Deliver the original plus ten copies of your
proposal to the grants office in Woodburn 218 or Dr. Farrokhi’s
office in Woodburn 314 by Nov. 10.
Instructional improvement funds
Grants of up to $1000 are available to full-time faculty,
adjunct faculty, or other full-time staff members for projects
which will improve the quality of instruction at BHSU. Grants
are available for bringing in consultants, for training support,
for equipment that will improve instruction, and for travel to
Proposals are reviewed monthly. Ten copies of the grant proposal
should be submitted to the grants and special projects office or
the committee chair, Sharon Strand, by the last Friday of the
month. For more detailed information, go to the grants and
special projects page or contact Sharon Strand.
opportunities announced -
Below are the program materials received Oct. 12- 25 in the
grants office, 218 Woodburn. 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.
- NEA. Resources for Change: Technology. A planned
series of initiatives designed to address the organizational
development needs of arts organizations. The first is
technology. It responds to the intense interest on the part of
arts organizations in exploring how recent advancements in
telecommunications and computer technology can help them
function more effectively, involve individuals in new and more
active ways with the arts, and integrate the arts more fully
into their communities. Due Dec. 1.
grants. Due October 2001. Daland Fellowship in Clinical
Investigation. Due September 2001.
- American Philosophical Society.
This week at BHSU
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|Preview Day, high school
students visit campus
Joe Martin presentation, SU
multipurpose room, 3-5 p.m.
|Joe Martin Leadership
workshop, 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Halloween Ghost Hunting
Tour, Adventure Center, 10 a.m.
Tailgate Party, Salem
Football game vs. Jamestown College, Lyle Hare
Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
scrimmage with Casper College, 5 p.m.
varsity-alumni game, Young Center, 7 p.m.
Junior Exam Prep Sessions, Student Assistance Center
"Organizing the ‘Systematic’ Job
Search," Career Services Center, 3-4 p.m.
Concert Band and Chamber Winds/ Community
Band, Jacket Legacy Room, 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 31
Plus for Rising Junior Exam, Student Assistance Center
Fall Film Festival
"The General," Jonas 305, 7 p.m.
Wednesday, Nov. 1
Identity, Cook 119
Your Winning Resume," Career Services Center, 3-4
Flu shots will be
given, 9:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
check, SU Jacket Legacy room, 1-4:40 p.m.
Coontz, "The Way We Never Were" Student Union
Jacket Legacy room, 7 p.m.
Men’s 3on3basketball, captains’
meeting, contact The Adventure Center
Green & Gold luncheon, Cedar
Shuck, Marso & Bennett interviews,
contact the career center
Flu shots will be given
Chamber Orchestra, Matthews Opera House, 7:30 p.m.