Volume XXV No. 17 April 28, 2001
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reception planned - Top
and staff will be honored at a reception Thursday, May 3 from 2-4
p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket
Legacy room. A program will be held at 2:30 p.m.
BHSU retirees being
honored are Marvin Bunch, College of Business and Technology
assistant professor; Moe Eisenbraun, building maintenance
specialist; Larry Hines, College of Education instructor; Thomas
Lefler, Ellsworth brach director; Pat Chastain, academic affairs
administrative assistant; Eddie Harris, senior building maintenance
worker; Judy Larson, career services director; and Ruth Ylitalo,
A special committee
award will be presented to Margaret Lewis, College of Arts and
Sciences assistant professor.
Kent Meyers, College of
Arts and Sciences assistant professor, will be recognized for being
named Distinguished Faculty Member.
University Service Awards will be presented to Cheryl Leahy,
enrollment center senior secretary and the BHSU dining
Student Service Awards
will be presented to Jade Harney, director of the university
apartments and Chris Schultes, Humbert Hall director.
The University Printing
Center will receive the University Area Award.
A number of faculty and
staff will receive longevity recognition. Honored for 35 years of
service is Max Durgin, College of Arts and Sciences professor.
awards will be presented to Deatta Chapel, student support services
and student assistant center office supervisor;
College of Arts and Sciences professor; and George Earley, graduate
studies/assessment director and College of Arts and Sciences
Recognized for 25 years of
service will be Kay Kerney, College of Arts and Sciences senior
secretary; Donna Kloppel, comptroller; and Jerry Miller, chair of
the department of technology and College of Business and Technology
Twenty-year awards will
be presented to Chris Johnston, Upward Bound academic coordinator;
Tim Johnston, food service director; Norma Wisdom, food service
cook; and Vera Litschewski, enrollment center senior secretary.
Fifteen year awards will
be given to Beverly Evenson, facilities services custodial worker;
Susan Hemmingson, business office senior accountant; Doug Wessel,
chair of the department of psychology and College of Arts and
Sciences professor; and Audrey Gabel, College of Arts and Sciences
professor; Peggy Madrid, College of Business and Technology senior
secretary; and Marvin Bunch, College of Business and Technology
Ten- year awards will be
presented to Sherry Albert, child-care center worker; Sandra
Dickinson, food services cook; Randalei Ellis, College of Business
and Technology associate professor; Dale Hanna, senior building
maintenance worker; Shawn Haug, University Bookstore inventory
clerk; James Hesson, College of Education professor; Sandra Nauman,
child-care center worker; Robin Roberts, food service worker; Robert
Schurrer, College of Education associate professor; Richard Walker,
food service storekeeper; and Diane Watson, business office
to Black Hills State University - Top
library associate, library
Richard Kieffer, senior building maintenance
worker, facilities services
Richard Van Lingen, senior computer support
specialist, computer center
Resignation - Top
Meyers named distinguished faculty award
recognized author and now a recognized teacher, Kent Meyers has been
able to merge his talents into a successful discipline that has
earned the respect of his colleagues by naming him distinguished
faculty member at Black Hills State University.
45, who teaches writing and literature classes at BHSU, was recently
cited by the New York Times for authorship in the notable
book section (hardback and paperback) for his latest book Light
in the Crossing. His 1999 book The River Warren was named
a notable paperback of the year by the Times.
distinguished faculty award ranks right up there with many of his
other honors but represents a slightly different focus in that it
reflects upon his abilities to share his knowledge and talents with
his students in a meaningful way.
actually found it very surprising; I knew I was nominated but it was
something I really didn’t expect to get,” Meyers said. “I
think there are really a lot of awfully good teachers here … and
when I send a story out and get an acceptance, that’s something
that I set myself up to get. I don’t know that I set myself up to
get this award, not even intellectually or mentally … so I was
really surprised. It’s really an honor.”
enthusiasm for teaching is based upon his experience as a writer and
his desire to bring students into the subject they are studying. He
has them do a lot of writing in his classes and then share and
discuss that writing as a building block for more writing.
really want students involved and at the same time I just don’t
give my class to the students. I see myself as an authority figure
in that room who is bringing an important direction and knowledge.
… I’m more interested in guiding them to information than just
telling it to them,” he said.
be a successful teacher, Meyers believes you have to have a passion
for your subject matter. It is also important that the teacher have
a genuine interest in the student and how he or she learns. He also
says good assignments leading to productive work are significant to
student learning. Getting them involved and not letting them fade
into the background is important.
does he do well as a teacher?
listen; I have to because of the way I teach. In a literature class
I’ll depend upon student responses. … If I’m not listening
real real hard to those student responses, I can’t put the class
together … it becomes chaotic.”
says it’s important to listen to student responses to develop a
pattern and draw it to a productive end. Literature classes help
students define who they are because it connects them to the human
to Meyers explain his love of writing and teaching it is apparent in
that much of his success is due to perseverance and discipline. In
fact, he says that he rises early nearly every day to write for a
few hours. He is fortunate to be in a university environment that
lets him use his time with limited restriction. He believes that is
a resource that faculty should value.
is linked to discipline in my mind,” said Meyers. “It allows me
to discipline my time in very productive ways. And I really do
discipline my time.”
emeritus professor Stewart Bellman and former distinguished
faculty award winner
with Meyers as he wrote in a nomination letter; “I liken him to a
good farmer—he gets up early each day, tends to his chores and
doesn’t allow himself to be diverted from his mission of bringing
forth a good crop. Kent is both a dedicated writer and teacher.”
Amy Fuqua, assistant professor of English, said of Meyers, he “is
the perfect craftsman. His writing, teaching and service all bear
evidence of careful thought and unshakable work ethic.”
is work ethic and experience that Meyers brings to his classes that
makes it real to his students. No matter how difficult the
assignment or how frustrating the writing can be, he’s been there
and experienced the hindrances many times over. He can relate to
their challenges and offer solutions.
example, writer’s block; he doesn’t believe in it.
my own view it’s a product of work, not the mind; it’s a point
where you can really become productive … it’s where everything
is happening; you work to break through it.”
is a pay back to listening to what students say; it feeds writing
and gives the writer ideas. In fact, the novel he is currently
working on germinated with a concept presented to him by a student.
Now in its third draft “The Forty Horses” is a much different
story from that conceptual idea as first expressed, but it was an
idea born of listening that gave it literary life.
it small town gossip, conversations with friends, a reflection on
the past, or the university environment, they all provide a
background upon which a story can be developed or enhanced.
don’t think life is left behind at the university door, it comes
in to the university,” said Meyers, “So that notion we are
living in an ivory tower totally separate from life as it’s lived,
I think is a false notion. It can be a pretty rich place.”
Meyers believes you don’t have to be a writer to teach, but it is
important in his situation and does help him be a better teacher.
Being a writer teaching writing or literature is a significant part
of his teaching style.
a writer, it’s a basic part of my identity,” he said.
“Students know I write. I teach literature from the inside
out. I’m looking at it by asking, what is the writer shaping
so it is with Meyers, not only is he asking the students where the
author is going; he is guiding them to find direction from within by
studying the reflective word streams of others whose phrases cascade
joined the university faculty in 1980 and teaches written
communications, imaginative and advanced writing classes and several
literature courses. He has also taught speech and basic English
courses. Meyers has served as an artist in the schools, 1986-1996,
and has received numerous writing awards including the Society of
Midlands Author’s Literary Award (1999) and the South Dakota
Writer of the Year award (1998). He earned a bachelor’s degree
from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and a master’s degree
from Washington State University in English and American Literature.
forum discussing U.S.-China relations - Top
A forum to discuss U.S. - China relations will
be held Monday, April 30 from 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center on the Black Hills State University
This forum, “China - U.S. Relations: What
Direction Should We Pursue?” is
opportunity to discuss the future of U.S.
foreign policy and other related issues.
This event is sponsored by South Dakota Issues
Forum and the Chiesman Foundation. Forums are held to promote public
deliberation on various topics.
BHSU to host conference on Early British Literature - Top
Ninth Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
will be held at Black Hills State University April 27 and 28 at the
of English from colleges and universities from east river South
Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, and Colorado will
be delivering papers on various topics in the field of early British
Literature. The keynote speaker is R.L. Widmann, professor at the
University of Colorado, Boulder, Colo.
address “Calculating and Computing Shakespeare: From Virtú
to Virtual,” will be presented Friday, April 27 at noon in the
Hall of Fame room of the Young Center.
of the conference are Dr. Roger Ochse, associate professor in the
College of Arts and Sciences, and Dr. Nicholas Wallerstein,
assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences.
Details of the conference are available at on this web
Traditional Lakota arts
displayed at Student Union - Top
Students of Black Hills State University’s
traditional Lakota arts course will be displaying their art projects
in the lobby of the Student Union May 2-3 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
According to Jace DeCory, instructor for the
class, the projects range from dream catchers to horse dance sticks.
The instructor said, “The class is only
offered every other spring. The works are displayed each time the
class is offered, so this is about the fifth [display].”
For further information regarding the Lakota
arts display, contact DeCory at 642-6295.
Students have access to 30 library laptop computers
Not so long ago,
college students entered the library with a supply of pencils, pens
and notebook paper, to copy information from card catalogs, source
books, and magazines. Now they just check out a laptop computer,
find a comfortable location and do all their research on-line.
This week the E.
Y. Berry Library Learning Center at Black Hills State University
made available 30 wireless laptop computers for student, faculty and
staff use within the library. The laptop computers can be checked
out at the main desk provided the student or faculty member has an
All Card Exchange (ACE) card for identification.
computer center director, said, “These computers will have the
same software and ability to connect to the Internet as the existing
32 wired desktop computers, but will allow the students to take the
computer throughout the main floor of the library.”
technology has been used for the past two years at BHSU for fee
payment and registration. This latest technology provides for more
connections to the
Internet than may
have been physically possible using traditional methods of
connecting to a desktop computer. Connection ports, cable, and
electrical outlets are no longer needed.
|Mike Morrell, Rachel Eggebo, and Toby Tooke
work together on a laptop computer using the wireless
technology now available at E. Y. Berry Library Learning
Center. Thirty laptops are now available for student, faculty
and staff use in the library.
A laptop battery
lasts approximately three hours, so students and faculty have the
freedom to move about with the computer in hand to reference sites,
study tables, lounge chairs or to specific locations for
collaborative study with others.
continual updating of the library web page and the availability of
laptop computers, the library is successfully bridging the
traditional library resources with the new technology and Internet
Erica Littlewolf is recipient of the Whirlwind Scholarship - Top
a Black Hills State sophomore psychology major from Busby, Mont., is
this year’s recipient of the $500 Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial
received the scholarship award at the 17th annual Kevin
Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run on the Black Hills State University
campus. Each year proceeds from the run support the scholarship.
Kevin, who was a BHSU student, was killed in an automobile accident
award to Littlewolf were Mae Whirlwind Horse, Kevin’s mother, and Kevin Whirlwind Horse Jr., Kevin’s son.
Spirit of Work Award for Excellence - Top
The Spirit of Work Award
is given to Evan Peterson, instructional technology support
specialist, for his persistence in providing quality
instructional technology support across campus.
showcase held at Black Hills State - Top
The Partners in Action Learning (PAL) and
Learning Organizations for Technology Instruction (LOFTI) Showcase
for 2001 hosted a technology showcase recently.
The showcase included 27 public schools, the
PAL grant liaisons, the College of Education, the BHSU LOFTI, and
Spearfish LOFTI groups together to share technology activities that
they have developed through the year.
These groups have worked diligently throughout the
year to integrate technology into the education of their pupils and students and
will come together to demonstrate some of the exciting projects that
illustrate that integration.
For more information contact: Pat Fallbeck at
642-6329 or Kathy Hood at 642-1201.
Lefler receives CSA scholarship - Top
BHSU President Thomas Flickema, presents the CSA scholarship
to Ellen Lefler at the annual awards luncheon.
a non-traditional student who has returned to school in pursuit of
an accounting degree.
Lefler, a full-time student, is a junior at BHSU. She also works part-time in
the BHSU institutional advancement office. She plans to graduate in
the spring of 2003.
scholarship, in the amount of $400, is awarded annually to a
non-traditional student by the BHSU employee group.
BHSU students present at undergraduate research conference - Top
Five students from Black Hills State University
presented papers at an undergraduate research conference
“Celebrating Excellence Across Campus,” held recently at
Northern State University in Aberdeen.
The conference, which included approximately 60
presenters from seven area universities, highlighted research being
conducted in undergraduate courses.
Black Hills State University students who presented
Robyn Finnicum, a sophomore English major from
Colstrip, Mont., "Hypertext in Education: Is It Worth the
Francisca Michels, a senior English major from
Billings, Mont., "E-Democracy: The Revival and Reform of
the Political Process"
Nathan Milos, a senior English major from Lead,
"Ammon and Dickey: The Snake Oil Dealers of Southern
Jessie Polenz, a junior art major from Hill City,
"The Ethics of Communication on the Internet"
Destinee Swanson, a sophomore history major from
Clearfield, "Exercises in Style: An Experiment in the
Philosophy of Language."
Milos' paper was originally written for Dr. Vincent
King's 20th Century American Poetry seminar; the other papers were
written for Dr. David A. Salomon's Hamlet in Hyperspace seminar.
Salomon, College of Arts and Sciences assistant professor,
accompanied the students to the conference.
Five Black Hills State
University students presented at an undergraduate research
conference recently. Students making the trip to Aberdeen for the
conference were seated (l-r): Robyn Finnicum, Destinee Swanson,
Francie Michels. Standing (l-r): Nathan Milos, Jessie Polenz .
‘Ace’ card expands to local businesses as Ace
Buck$ - Top
Black Hills State
University’s All-Card Exchange (ACE) system just expanded as
several local businesses signed on to accept the card for payment at
as the new program is called, allows BHSU students, faculty and
staff to use the plastic debit-type card to purchase items from
downtown Spearfish merchants. Previously, student ACE cards were
used only on campus. It’s the only college-based program of its
kind in the west river area.
The first four
merchants to sign on to accept the ACE Buck$ card system are
Perkins, Taco Johns, Stadium Grill and Pizza Ranch. Several other
merchants are in the process of making the service available to
university support service director, says the university system has
the capacity to handle about 20 downtown merchants. He is currently
negotiating with several additional merchants regarding the service
and expects more to be on-line soon.
of off-campus merchants adds convenience and value to the holders of
the ACE card allowing them to participate in a cashless environment
without cost to the user,” said Swarts.
The new card can be used on campus at food service outlets, copy
machines, pop and candy machines, concessions at sporting events,
washers and dryers, transcript fees, printing of resumes, purchasing
parking permits, faxing,
books and supplies, copy machines, and pay for tuition for extension
classes. By using the ACE card, a student or faculty member can pay
for just about any university charge.
|Jerry Swarts, university support service
director at BHSU, explains the functionality of the ACE Buck$
card reader to, left, Stacie Roddis, support service
administrative assistant, and businessmen Pat Doyle, Perkins
manager, and Gary Andersen, Taco Johns owner. The new card
system allows university students, faculty and staff to
purchase items both on the campus and downtown using the new
The card is also
used for admission to the Young Center, athletic events, student
voting, electronic door access, attendance verification in the
classroom, library card, registration check-in, etc.
“By early fall 2001 users will have the ability to deposit funds
by electronic payment, credit card or electronic check via the
internet and to check balances, view transactions, and check meal
and board plans.
frequented by university students, faculty or staff can contact
Swarts or Stacie Roddis at 642-6513 for additional information about
the ACE Buck$ program.
BHSU senior wins
Perry Titze, a senior at Black Hills State
University, was recently selected the winner of the 2001 Northern
Plains Collegiate Entrepreneur Award.
The award, a check for $2,000 for the winner
and $500 for the nominator, is intended to recognize business owners
for their exceptional entrepreneurial skill and creativity among
undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and universities or
He is the owner of Quality Shuttle & Tours
In order to compete for the award, the student
must be nominated and must also fill out an application including
two letters of recommendation. Verona Beguin, assistant professor of
business, and Priscilla Romkema, assistant professor and director of
the Center for Business and Entrepreneurial Studies, nominated Titze
for the regional competition.
The awards were begun in 1988 by Saint Louis
University’s Entrepreneurship Center.
When Titze received notice of the award, he
said, “I initially thought it was going to be an ‘I’m sorry,
you lost’ letter.” But he read on to find he won the contest.
“I feel ecstatic; I didn’t even fathom that I could win,” said
the winning businessman.
The states included in the competition are
Nebraska, Iowa, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wyoming. Even though
the five state area is a big area, the race isn’t over yet.
The senior will now go on to the North American Collegiate
Entrepreneur Awards where the prize is much larger. This competition
includes applicants from all over the United States, Canada, and
Mexico. The first-place award for this contest is $10,000 and a
$1,000 award to the nominator.
Titze, as the winner of the regional
competition, is required to be present at the North American
Collegiate Entrepreneur Awards conference, which will
be held the first week in November at Chicago. All of his
expenses for the trip will be paid for him.
The BH student said, “I’m pleased that they
[Beguin and Romkema] chose me to represent BHSU.” He continued,
“A win for me is also a win for the area; I think it’s great.”
Titze will be graduating in May with a
bachelor’s degree in business. He said, “I started out wanting
an education degree, but as I was nearing student teaching I had an
opportunity to start a transportation business to and from Rapid
City. I couldn’t do student teaching and run a business…now
I’m getting a business degree.”
The businessman is originally from Mt. Vernon,
attending elementary and high school at Stickney near Mitchell.
Volunteers honored an annual banquet - Top
campus organizations were recognized recently at the 9th
annual Student Volunteer Awards Banquet at Black Hills State
The theme for
the banquet was “Going the Distance.” The annual awards ceremony
recognizes volunteerism and leadership among individuals and student
organizations at BHSU. Students were nominated by fellow students,
faculty, staff members, and organization advisors who identified the
nominees’ contributions to the university and community.
guests were welcomed by Jane Klug, student services director. Mike
Friedel, a 1992 BHSU alumnus and head basketball coach of the
Sturgis girls basketball team, gave the keynote address.
honored as the recipient of the university’s young alumni
achievement award. His Scooper basketball teams have often battled
for the top spot in state rankings. He has taken his teams to the
past four consecutive state tournaments finishing in the runners-up
spot twice and finishing third and fourth. In 1998 he was named
Greater Dakota Conference coach of the year. He has taught and
coached in the Meade County School District since 1992.
were as follows:
Community Service Project: Residence
American Association for Mental Retardation/Student
Organization for Disability Awareness (AAMR/SODA), Association of
Business Clubs (ABC) and Sigma Tau Gamma
New Student Organization:
Community Relations Club
Sigma Tau Gamma
Reading Council—Academic Excellence Award and Student
Members of Student Organizations:
Today Newspaper, Mark Norby, Sturgis; Sigma Tau
Gamma, Todd Nelson, Newcastle, Wyo.; Math Club, Vincent Schmaltz,
Custer; ITRN (Computer Club), Nicole Smith, Ekalaka, Mont.;
Sociology and Human Services Club, Natasha Chapman, Box Elder; Student
Organization for Disability
Awareness (SODA), Cyndi
Tschetter, Spearfish; Residence Hall Advisory (RHA), Amanda Caster,
Custer; Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA), Alexia Steffes,
Bristol; Student Senate, Alan Godsell, Vale; International Student
Organization, Maria King, Belle Fourche; Black Hills Association for
the Education of the Young Child (BHAEYC), Amber Volner, Lead; American
Association for Mental Retardation/Student Council for Exceptional
Children, (AAMR/SCEC), Missy
Urbaniak, Sturgis; Reading Council, Leslie Schweitzer, Glencross;
English Club, Carol Armbrust, Spearfish; Pangburn Hall Government,
Sarah Whaley, Boulder, Mont.; Phi Beta Lambda (PBL) Mike Gavle,
Belle Fourche; Latter-Day Saints Student Organization (LDSSO),
Rebecca Pemble, Colstrip, Mont.; La Masa, Brent Dill, Estes Park,
Colo.; Heidepriem Hall, Andre Wald, Rapid City; Kolakiciyapi,
Cassandra Mecca, Dubois, Wyo.; Health Sciences Student
BH award winner Ryan Remington was selected for his
contributions to the university and the community. He is an
enthusiastic student and advocate of Black Hills State. He is
a member of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, four-year
letterman on the football team, volunteer at local elementary
schools, nursing homes and crisis pregnancy center. He was
vice president of the student senate, homecoming king,
excellence in leadership award winner, a two-time All-American
Scholar Athlete, and winner of the Burger King College Scholar
Athlete Award. Remington is a senior education major from
Groton and a two-time recipient of the College of Education
(HSSO), Kelly Stock, Piedmont; University Program (UP) Team, Allen
Godsell, Vale; Community Relations, Megan Christopher, Rapid City;
Campus Ventures, Lacy Woodle, Deadwood; College Republicans, Paul
Gourley, Sioux Falls; Wenona Cook Hall, Ryan Remington, Groton;
Students for Popular Democracy (SPD), Angelia Johnston, Spearfish;
KBHU TV, Trevor Bryan, Rapid City; Theatre Society, Nicholas Hansen,
Spearfish; Props and Liners, Leann Olsen, Spearfish; Humbert Hall
Government, Meredith Huber, Lead; Student for Free Enterprise (SIFE),
Amber Aker, Deadwood; Travel and Tourism, Stacy Huber, Herreid;
Student Ambassadors, Kylie Thomas, Kimball; Psychology Club,
Patricia Dillard, Belle Fourche; Alpha Epsilon Xi, Morgan Miles,
Rapid City; Thomas Hall, Carrie Albright, Rapid City; and
Association of Business Clubs (ABC), Stacy Huber, Herreid.
Residence Life Award: Lindsay Whitley, University Place, Wash.
Freshman Award: Shawn Travis, Platte
Advisor: Micheline Hickenbotham, education instructor, advisor to BHSU Reading
Volunteer Award: Mandi Jo Duthie, Pavillion, Wyo.
Life Rising Star Award: Morgan Miles, Rapid City
Student Leader: Justin Varland, Gregory, and Allen Godsell, Sturgis,
of BH Award: Ryan
Legia Spicer, campus minister for United Ministries
Tokina Rossow, Wahpeton, N.D.;
Nathan Steinle, Sturgis;
Jill Sutter, Wall; and Andre Wald, Rapid City
Alumni office seeks nominations for awards
The alumni office at Black Hills State
University is seeking nominations for alumni awards. Outstanding
alumni are honored each year during Swarm Week which is scheduled
for Sept. 17-22, 2001.
Nominations for alumni awards for the fall of 2001 will be accepted
through June 1, 2001.
Award categories include Distinguished Alumni
Award, Special Achievement Award, Special Service Award, and
Excellence in Education Award.
To nominate someone for one of these awards, please contact
the BHSU Alumni Association, 1200 University, Unit 9506, Spearfish,
SD 57799-9506, phone 642-6446. More information and nomination forms
are available at their web
The Distinguished Alumni Award
is based on outstanding professional achievements and service or
contributions to the university. The nominee does not need to be a
graduate of Black Hills State University, but must have attended for
at least one year. Nominees must have graduated or be out of school
for at least 10 years.
The Special Achievement Award
is given to recognize achievements or contributions to
or the community. Nominees do not need to be a graduate of Black
Hills State University, but must have attended for at least one
year. There are no particular time restrictions for this
The Special Service Award is
given to honor those alumni or other persons who have contributed
long-term service or volunteerism to Black Hills State University.
Nominees do not need to be a graduate of BHSU, but must have
attended for at least one year. Employees or former employees of
BHSU are also eligible.
The Excellence in Education
alumni who have made outstanding contributions in the field of
education. Nominees must have received a teaching certificate or
degree from Spearfish Normal School, Black Hills Teachers College,
Black Hills State College or Black Hills State University. There are
no particular time restrictions surrounding nominees in order to be
running for a public office is not eligible for these awards.
Green and Gold Club
athletic fund drive is off to a good start
annual BHSU athletic fund drive sponsored by the Green and Gold Club
begins this week Thursday, April 26 and continues through Thursday,
The Green and
Gold Club spring fundraiser is the driving force for athletic
scholarship funds at Black Hills State University. Last year they
raised approximately $211,000.
The club's goal this year is to up the ante to $238,000.
Funds from the
drive will be awarded to athletes participating in the 2001-02
athletic season. Steve Meeker, institutional advancement director at
BHSU, and his staff are organizing the drive with support help from
the Green and Gold Club.
this year, Green and Gold Club members are drafting business and
individuals to call on. Team members will be meeting this week to
select their contacts.
The success of
the fund drive is the result of the dedication and hard work of many
volunteers, says Meeker. The club is expecting another successful
campaign and appreciates any contribution regardless of the amount.
Green and Gold
volunteers will be contacting businesses and individuals for
scholarship contributions. Volunteers will also be competing for
cash and prizes totaling $3,000.
be categorized by gift amount received. The gift categories are as
Club, $3,500 plus; Yellow Jacket Club, $3,000 to $3,499; President's
Club, $1,000 to $2,999; Executive's Club, $750 to $999; Captain's
Club, $500 to $749; Green Beret's Club, $300 to $499; Gold Beret's
Club $150 to $299; Jacket Backer's Club, $100 to $149 and Stinger's
Club, $99 or less.
Contributions to the
scholarship fund may be made by check, cash or by credit card.
Contributions can be paid in full or by monthly or quarterly
installments. University faculty and staff may contribute through
the payroll- deduction plan.
|Steve Meeker, BHSU institutional advancement
director, left, and Myles Kennedy, Green and Gold Club
president, call out names of businesses and individuals as
they were being drafted by fund-raising team captains for
their pool of contacts. More than 50 team captains attended
the draft session earlier this week. Volunteer members will be
making contacts through May 10 to support the Green and Gold
Club athletic scholarship fund-raising effort.
athletic program depends upon annual contributions to fund its
athletic scholarship program. NAIA rules permit BHSU to offer a
maximum of 78 grants-in-aid
scholarships for men's and women's sports. Based on current
fund-raising efforts, BHSU will provide nearly 34 full scholarships.
These scholarship dollars are distributed among all varsity sports
at the university.
interested in game or corporate sponsorships should contact Meeker
sponsorship program is not only an opportunity for businesses or
corporations to support the university's athletic program, but it
offers them something in return in the form of advertising."
Information on the
Green and Gold fund drive is available by contacting Steve Meeker at
of BHSU NCA Self-Study Committee meeting
BHSU NCA Self-Study Committee met Tuesday, April 24 at 3:30 p.m. in
Woodburn Conference Room one.
Earley, Card, D. Wessel, Downing, Haislett, Lin, Cook, A. Hemmingson,
K. Johnson, J. Johnson. Absent:
Keller, B. Silva, F. Heidrich, Schamber, Lefler, Godsell.
was the last meeting of this committee for this semester.
presented the findings for Criterion 5 - the report was discussed.
After reviewing it, any committee members are to send their comments
to Haislett or Earley.
hopes to work on the overall document this summer.
Heidrich, Earley, Flickema, and K. Johnson will work on
Criterion 4 during the summer.
thanked the committee and taskforce members for their work during
the 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 spring of 2002. Apply now. The next deadline for
proposals is April 30 at 3 p.m.
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
Minutes of the University Assessment
Minutes of the University Assessment Committee
Meeting Wednesday, April 25 at 3 p.m. in Woodburn Conference Room 1.
were Earley, Schamber, Calhoon, Haislett, S. Hemmingson.
were Termes, Myers, J.
Miller, Altmyer, Buchholz.
Chair reported on the results of the rising junior exam- 258
students took the test this spring
for the first time - all but 31 passed -
of the 31 -
failed the writing, 9 the math, 14 the reading, and one the science
reported on the overall academic environment. Every year BH has
surveyed students, faculty, and staff about the institution.
She shared the results with the committee and indicated that
anyone can come to her office and review the findings.
There was some discussion about advising, academics, and
recruitment and retention.
the last meeting for this academic year.
Grants opportunities announced
Below are the program materials received April
12-25 in the grants office, Woodburn 218. For copies of the
information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
- U.S. Department of Agriculture.
Inviting pre-applications for Rural Cooperative
Development Grants to improve the economic condition of rural
areas through cooperative development.
Deadline May 24, 2001.
- Pew Charitable Trusts.
Support for projects on culture, education,
environment, health & human services, public policy, and
should submit a letter of inquiry.
Complete guidelines available at http://www.pewtrusts.com/
- Canadian Embassy.
Canadian Studies Grant
Program to increase knowledge and appreciation of Canada and the
United States through the support of teaching, research, and the
program activities in a wide range of disciplines.
Priority topics include bilateral trade & economics,
Canada-U.S. border issues, cultural policy and values,
environmental, natural resources, and energy issues, and
security cooperation. Deadlines
This week at BHSU
Submit items to Media
Relations or send to Unit 9512, BHSU.
on the Green, 3-8 p.m.
Ninth Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature,
GRE Subject Test, call Student Assistance Center for
Ninth Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature,
Choir Spring Concert, Student Union, 2:30 p.m.
registration, Enrollment Center
one-act plays, Woodburn Auditorium, 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Forum - U.S. - China
relations, Young Center, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Performance Materials interviews, Career Center, sign up at
Student Union lower level for a time slot
concert, Woodburn Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
recital, Cook 303, 3:30 p.m.
Lakota art project display, Student Union
lobby, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Lakota art project display, Student Union
lobby, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
to honor faculty
and staff, Student Union Jacket Legacy room, 2-4
p.m., program at 2:30 p.m.
and Gold meeting, Perkins, noon
“2001: A Space Odyssey,” film series,
directed by Stanley Kubrick – film series, Jonas 305, 6 p.m.
College of Education scholarship reception, Student Union
Jacket Legacy room