Volume XXIV No. 6
Feb. 11, 2000
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.
The following career service position is open:
secretary, College of Education (PAL Grant).
For additional information, check the
announcement bulletin or contact the personnel
Evonne Welsh, secretary, Young Center
Resignation - Top
After 17 years, Shirley Brost is leaving BHSU. Come
join us for cake and coffee in the Pangburn little dining
room, Friday, Feb. 18 from 2-3:30 p.m.. Please stop by and
wish her good luck and appreciation for her many dedicated
co-authors paper at conference in England -
Dr. Steve Anderson, associate professor of
geology at Black Hills State University,
co-authored a paper that was recently presented
at a conference in England.
Fuqua will speak - Top
English department brownbag series continues with
Amy Fuqua Tuesday, Feb. 15 from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
in Jonas 307.
Dr. Fuqua will speak on "Art and
Muckracking: Willa Cather's Early Novels."
All are invited to attend; bring your lunch.
Ruddell Gallery features
watercolors by Shoemaker - Top
|The Ruddell Gallery in the BHSU
Student Union currently is showing an exhibit by
Shoemaker, from Sioux Falls,
is showing her abstract watercolor landscapes
through March 3.
Shoemaker has a degree in medical illustration
from Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. She
chose the medical illustration field because of
her equal interest at the time in art and
my paintings are inspired by forms and colors I
encounter in the central plains region,"
said Shoemaker. "My current work explores
visually-obvious linear elements and subtle,
unseen elements undulations of land,
grass, clouds, wind and silence. I combine
these elements to depict the tensions and the
counterbalance of nature."
Local historian gives
material to BHSU Case Library - Top
The history of the Black Hills is unique
because it is so recent says local history buff
Bob Lee as he talks about his love of the past
and some of the historical documents he is
donating to the Case Library at Black Hills State
choir will tour Italy this spring - Top
Black Hills State University choir and band
students will enjoy touring and performing in
Italian cathedrals this spring.
Spring film festival
announced - Top
The schedule for the spring film festival at
Black Hills State University has been announced.
The films will be shown at 7 p.m. in Jonas 305 on
five Thursdays - Feb. 17, Feb. 24, March 16,
March 23 and March 30.
presents at class - Top
Local attorney and former
South Dakota attorney general Roger Tellinghuisen
was a guest lecturer in Dr. Tom Hills
constitutional law class this week.
fair scheduled at BHSU - Top
|Along with spring
cleaning it's time to get a clean bill of health
for summertime activities. A good place to start,
if you haven't had a recent physical by your
family physician, is at the second annual
Northern Hills Wellness Fair on the Black Hills
State University campus Wednesday, April 5.
wellness fair will be held from noon to 7 p.m. at
the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center and
is open to the public. The fair, composed mainly
of health-care providers, will provide free or
at-cost wellness screenings which include, but
are not limited to: glucose, blood pressure, body
fat, cholesterol, flexibility and balance,
vision, and hematocrit tests. It's important to
know the numbers from these kinds of tests for
good health and wellness.
providers will be available to discuss and answer
questions, discuss job opportunities in health
care, and answer question on a variety of
Other booths will offer
educational information and demonstrations. Many
will offer freebies and door prizes.
Entertainment will also be provided.
For health-fair information contact BHSU
Student Health Services at (605) 642-6520.
computing - Top
Spearfish senior citizens were in class recently
learning fundamental computer applications. The
class, sponsored by Black Hills State's Center of
Business and Entrepreneurship, is designed to
acquaint seniors with computer concepts such as
the desktop, files, folders, basic word
processing, printing and saving documents.
Another session is scheduled to introduce them to
the internet. Dr. T. H. Proctor receives
assistance from Sarena Nuttall, a freshman from
Onida. She was one of five B. H. students helping
the older students learn the basics. The workshop
is being taught by Laura Turner, computer
Obtain approval before doing
research - Top
|Any faculty member
or student utilizing human subjects in research
projects or animals in research or teaching
activities must obtain approval from the
animal-care and human-subjects committee before
beginning the project or activity.
includes survey research, analysis of data
previously collected from human subjects, and
student research projects involving animal or
human subjects. Although
|many of the projects
involving human subjects may be determined to be
exempt from full committee review, the
application process must be completed to extend
University legal protection for the project..
information and application forms, please contact
the committee chair, Doug Wessel, at unit 9032,
phone 6514, by e-mail, or in SW 210.
teacher meetings scheduled - Top
|Students planning to student
teach in the summer or fall 2000 should attend
one of three student teacher meetings. The
meetings are Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday,
Feb. 17 at 7 a.m. in the David B. Miller Student
Union Multipurpose room.
||For more information
contact Colleen Gustafson, Office of Field
Experience, 1200 University Street, Unit 9038,
Spearfish, S.D. 57799-9038 (605) 642-6642.
Green and Gold Club to host chamber appreciation
night - Top
Green and Gold Booster Club and Spearfish chamber
relations committee at Black Hills State
University will host an appreciation night
Saturday, Feb. 12 for members of the Spearfish
Chamber of Commerce during the BHSU basketball
games against Dakota State University.
will present a musical fairytale - Top
|The Black Hills
State University theater department will present
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
and James Lapine in Woodburn Auditorium Feb.
24-26 at 8 p.m., and a Feb. 27 matinee at 2:30
Chamber of commerce hosts
hot chocolate days art walk - Top
|This year marks the
fourth annual hot chocolate days art walk
sponsored by the Spearfish Area Chamber of
Commerce city wide retail trade committee.
Feb. 17 and running through Feb. 20 participants
can view local art on display in participating
businesses throughout the city of Spearfish. A
brochure listing these "temporary
galleries" and featured artists will be
available at the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce
and at all participating businesses. Participants
who visit the businesses and receive a special
stamp at each will be entered in a drawing for
Spearfish bucks donated by First
Norwest Bank, Pioneer Bank and Trust and Rushmore
Bank and Trust.
Gold winners (who visit 30 or
more) will be put in a drawing for $100, silver
winners who visit 20 or more will be put in a
drawing for $50, and bronze winners who visit 10
more will be put in a drawing for $25.
For additional information contact the chamber
of commerce at 642-2626.
Minutes of the January
CSA meeting - Top
The CSA council met Jan. 18, 2000, at the
Pangburn Dining Room.
improvement committee taking applications for
course releases - Top
improvement committee is ready to receive
applications for course releases for the
2000-2001 school year.
Course releases are
available to any full-time faculty member with
the approval of his/her dean and department
chair. Course releases will be for one semester
during the regular academic year. Consideration
will be given for summer stipends for faculty
unable to apply for a course release for the
regular academic year because of documented
departmental staffing problems.
Course releases may be granted to:
- design a new course which will be infused
with technology or offered through the
- redesign an existing course so that it is
infused with technology or offered for
- design a new course or redesign an
existing course to be presented
collaboratively with other BHSU faculty;
- significantly redesign an existing
- design a new course.
Proposals for course releases will be reviewed
by the instructional improvement committee in
March so that the recommendations may be made and
approved by April. Proposals should be submitted
to the grants and special projects office,
Woodburn 220, by the last Friday in February, and
will consist of a proposal following the
specified format. A copy of the guidelines and
proposal format are available from the grants
office web page or by contacting your dean or
department chair for a hard copy. Ten copies of
the proposal are needed so that each member of
the IIC can review it. Proposal writers may be
requested to make an oral presentation to the
committee in support of a proposal.
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 of 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 learning,
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 three years.
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 practicable on each proposal.
Ten copies of the proposals should be submitted
to the grants and special projects office, W220,
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 Feb. 25.
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.
opportunities announced - Top
are the program materials received Feb. 3-Feb. 9
in the grants office, 220 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
BHSU events are shown in
gold, Spearfish Chamber events are in
items or send to media
relations, Unit 9512, BHSU.
science seminar series "Source
and sink dynamics of redwing
black birds" by Dr. Kerri
Vierling, Jonas 164, 4 p.m.
Dakota State, Young Center, 6
p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
tailgate party, Stadium
Sports Grill, 5:30-7 p.m.
with Amy Fuqua, 12:30-1:30 p.m.,
teacher meeting, Student
Union multipurpose room, 7 p.m.
teacher meeting, Student
Union multipurpose room, 3:30
teacher meeting, Student
Union multipurpose room, 7 a.m.
and Gold luncheon, Perkins,
Spring Film Festival "Run
Lola Run", Jonas 305, 7 p.m.
Track and field,
day: high school
students on campus
& field reunion,
1975 men's cross country and
Mile reunion, Young
Walk Winter Art Show, Matthews