Volume XXV No. 1 Jan. 6, 2001
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following career service position is open
service supervisor, dining service
additional information, review the announcement bulletin or contact
the personnel office.
grant recipients will be honored - Top
Bush Grant is hosting a day for faculty to reflect on and share
their experiences with learning and teaching on Jan. 9 in the Donald
E. Young Center Hall of Fame room. Recipients of minigrants and
travel awards during the past year will be highlighted.
collaborative minigrant projects include:
in American Economic History designed
by Dr. Ron DeBeaumont from Economics and Dr. David Wolff
Collaboration of Advertising Strategy with Advertising Graphics developed by Patty Jo Bellamy from the
College of Business and Dr. Abdollah Farrokhi from the
College of Arts and Sciences;
Culture, and Technology - Digital Diversity for Educators was
developed by Dr. Larry Tentinger from the health and
physical education department at BHSU and Dr. Marilyn Wells from
Hampton University's Health Education Department; and,
Course Development in Ethnobotany designed
by Dr. Mark Gabel and Dr. Charles Lamb from
the science department, together with Jace DeCory from
American Indian Studies and Nora Danforth, an undergraduate
American Indian Studies major.
grants awarded in 2000 included:
Jane Shimon to attend the World Congress and
Exposition on Disabilities in Atlanta, Ga.;
Hickenbotham and four elementary education students, Leslie
Schweitzer, Alan Demaret, Amber Volner, and Lori Peterson to
present at the South Dakota Reading Annual Spring Conference in
Priscilla Romkema to present at the International
Society for Business Education in Helsinki, Finland;
Pamela Wegner to attend Creating Partnerships,
Creating Scholarships: Strengthening Research, Teaching, and
Learning with Effective Use of Electronic Resources in
Minneapolis, Minn.; and
Kristi Pearce to attend The Collaboration Conference
for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning in
Farrokhi receives service recognition - Top
Abdollah Farrokhi received recognition for outstanding service to
the College Media Association.
The College Media Advisers, Inc. (CMA) honored Farrokhi by
recognizing his outstanding service to student media across the
nation. He received a
CMA presidential citation signed by President, Chris Carroll, for
his service as chair of research committee.
The citation reads “College Media Advisers, Inc. recognizes
with this Presidential Citation Abdollah Farrokhi, chair of research
committee for outstanding service to College Media Advisers and the
student media across the nation.”
1999, Farrokhi has been serving as chair of the CMA research
committee and also served as past chair and associate chair of
diversity committee for two terms, from 1993 to 1997.
The chairs are responsible for
compiling, organizing and
presenting educational sessions, workshops, lectures,
meetings and special events at the national conventions. During
the fall national convention in Washington, D.C., in early November
2000, the research committee scheduled 12 research presentations
related to the college media.
Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) co-sponsored this year’s College
Media Convention. The
ACP is the nation’s largest and oldest membership association for
college student media. The College Media Advisers represent faculty and staff
advisers who advise the American collegiate newspapers,
yearbooks, magazines, broadcast and online media.
More than 2,100 college media staff members, editors,
managers, faculty and advisers attended the fall national convention
in Washington, D.C.
Farrokhi has been a member of the College Media Advisers
Royer to direct band in inaugural parade - Top
Randall Royer, assistant professor of music at Black Hills State
University, will march with the Wyoming High School All-State
Marching Band in the presidential inaugural parade.
parade for President-elect George W. Bush will be held in
Washington, D.C., on Jan. 20, 2001. The Wyoming marching band
received the invitation to the inaugural parade just before
Christmas. The band is comprised of students from high schools from
the entire state of Wyoming, and was last formed to march in the
Tournament of Roses Parade, Jan. 1, 2000. The inauguration parade
band will be formed with 250 students from the Tournament of Roses
Parade band still in high school.
is the head woodwind director for the Wyoming marching band and
worked with the group the last two times it was formed.
was the woodwind director for the band when they marched in the St.
Patrick’s Day Parade in Dublin, Ireland, in 1998, and last year
when they marched in the 2000 Tournament of Roses Parade.
Bellis from Worland High School is the executive director of the
Wyoming High School All-State Marching Band. The band has been
formed two other times, in addition to the 2000 Tournament of Roses
Parade, and the 1998 St. Patrick’s Day Parade. The band performed in the Tournament of Roses Parade in 1991,
and the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City in 1994.
has been a member of the Black Hills State University music faculty
since 1997, and presently directs the BHSU Jazz Ensemble and the
Dakota Chamber Orchestra. He earned a Ph. D. in music education from
the University of Utah in 1996.
BH students win tuition in Rushmore Bank
Two Black Hills
State University students demonstrated their composure and skill
recently by scoring baskets to win a semester’s tuition during a
half-time shoot-out contest sponsored by Rushmore State Bank and
Blitz Shootout, sponsored by the Spearfish bank, challenges a BH
student to shoot for a semester’s worth of in-state tuition by
making four shots: a
lay-up, a free throw, a three-point goal and a half-court shot all
within 25 seconds. Students are given tickets as they enter the game
and ticket numbers are randomly drawn to select the participant.
The pressure of
the crowd, a time limit, and making all the shots didn’t faze Levi
Ellsbury, a freshman from Sundance,
Wyo., as he
went four-for-four Friday night during the Perkins Classic. He will
receive 12-semester hours of paid in-state tuition for the spring
Not to be outdone
Saturday night, Blakelee Binning, a sophomore from Torrington, Wyo.,
and Yellow Jacket volleyball star, hit four out of five attempts in
the allotted time limit to cash in. Not only is she paying her way
through college on a volleyball scholarship, but now she’s helping
pay her way by utilizing her basketball talents, too.
half a basketball season to go, hot shooting BH students will
continue to have the opportunity to lighten their college expenses
by shooting buckets for bucks.
receives a $5,000 anonymous gift to Mikkelsen scholarship - Top
E. C. Mikkelsen Scholarship at Black Hills State University recently
received an anonymous $5,000 gift to bring the endowment to $35,000.
scholarship endowment was established in 1999 by Fred Alleman of
Boise, Idaho, as a way of honoring his former high school math
teacher and Spearfish High School principal E. C. Mikkelsen. Alleman
credited Mikkelsen with giving him the encouragement and confidence
to succeed in life. Alleman is an aeronautical engineer and retired
Lt. Colonel. He initiated the endowment with a $5,000 gift.
Meeker, institutional advancement
at BHSU, said this is the third check his office has received over
the past couple of years for the Mikkelsen Scholarship endowment
with the request for anonymity.
scholarship criteria Alleman set for the E. C. Mikkelsen Scholarship
is for a BHSU student majoring in either math, business, education
or computers, who maintains a minimum 2.0 grade-point average, and
is a resident of western South Dakota.
C. Mikkelsen is presently retired and living in Pierre.
gift establishes art scholarship at BHSU - Top
Evelyn Sage of
Cheney, Wash, established a $5,000 scholarship for art majors at
Black Hills State University.
the Bill and Stirling Sage Scholarship fund at BHSU named for her
husband and son. Her husband, Bill, also attended BHSU.
She is a 1950
graduate of BHSU with a degree in physical education.
is to be awarded to a student pursuing a major in art with a minimum
grade-point average of 2.5.
scholarship award will be made during the 2001-2002 academic year.
research funds available
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
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
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, 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
Grants opportunities announced -
are the program materials received Dec. 21, 2000-Jan. 3, 2001, in the
grants office, 218 Woodburn. 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 desk.
Science Foundation. Research on learning and education.
Awards range from $100,000 to $1,800,000.
Preliminary proposals due March 1 and Sept. 1; full proposals
due June 1 and Dec. 1.
Protection Agency. Environmental
Justice Small Grants Program. Approximately
$1,500,000 available in funding.
Deadline is March 9.
American Chemical Society, Petroleum Research
Fund. Offering type AC grants and type G “Starter”
grants. Applicants must
request forms online. Applications
for research grants may be submitted throughout the year with no
deadlines. The PRF
Advisory Board normally meets to review proposals three times a
year, in February, May and October.
This week at BHSU
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Relations or send to Unit 9512, BHSU.
Pre-game tip off social, 4-5:15 p.m.,
Stadium Sports Grill
Women's basketball vs. S.D. Tech, 6 p.m. Men’s
basketball, 8 p.m., Young Center
Students move into residence
New registration, 8
a.m.- noon, Student Union Market Place
Plains Watercolor art show begins, Ruddell Gallery
& Gold luncheon, Perkins, noon
Women's basketball vs. Dakota State, 6 p.m. Men’s
basketball, 8 p.m., Young Center
basketball vs. Huron University, 6 p.m.
Men’s basketball, 8 p.m., Young Center