No. 2 • Jan. 12, 2001
items to Campus Currents - Top
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Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
CSA position open- Top
following career service position is open:
maker, food service
additional information, review the announcement bulletin or
contact the personnel office.
names of all volunteers- Top
submit to the president's office the names and addresses of any
volunteers who will be working in your area.
The names will be forwarded to the South Dakota Board of Regents.
|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
Career Services hosts human services
Services at Black Hills State University will be hosting a Human
Services Non-profit Organizations Opportunity Job Fair, Thursday,
Jan. 18 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Student Union Legacy Room.
According to Bob Stanelle, student development director, “The fair
offers BHSU students an opportunity to meet with human
services/non-profit employers about positions with their
“Our overview is to create positive relationships with the
community,” he said. “We want to make them aware of what we have
The student development director believes this type of fair is
unique in that it focuses on people who essentially work in the
social science areas. Employers from this genre are looking for
people interested in full-time work, part-time work, internships and
volunteering. This represents a wide variety of opportunities for
job seekers and at the same time lets employers gage interest in
their particular organization.
fair is open to the public. Registration at the door will be for
attendance door prizes to be awarded at the end of the day.
must attend the fair to win a prize, but do not have to be present
at the drawing.
present include: Americorps, Banner Health, Black Hills Arthritis
Association, Black Hills Workshops, Boy Scouts (Black Hills Area),
Chamberlain Academy, Children's Home Society, City-County Alcohol
& Drug Programs, Diocese of Rapid City (Office of Vocations),
Ellsworth Air Force Base, Girl Scouts (Black Hills), Innovative Home
Health and Staffing, Lawrence County Housing, Northern Hills Alcohol
& Drug Services, Northern Hills CASA Program, Northern Hills
Training Center, Pennington Co. Sheriff's Office, Queen City
Literacy Council, SDSU Cooperative Extension Service, Sioux YMCA,
St. Joseph's Children's Home, NAMI-SD (National Alliance for
Mentally Ill), Wellspring, Inc., Youth and
Family Services, and Northern Hills Pregnancy Care Center
Information about the job fair or about career
services at BHSU is available by phone at (605) 642-6277 or visit
their web site at: www.bhsu.edu/careers.
presents at international lobster conference - Top
Sarver, associate professor of biology at Black Hills State
University, recently co-authored a paper presented at the
International Lobster Conference and Workshop at Key West, Fl.
The title of the paper was "Molecular Phylogeny of
the Spiny Lobster Genus Panulirus (Decapoda:
Palinuriadae)." Co-authors on the research paper were Dr.
Margaret Ptacek and Michael Childress of Idaho State University.
lobsters in the genus Panulirus include 19 described species
that are found in all tropical and subtropical oceans. Thus, the
biggest challenge for the researchers was to obtain samples.
Researchers from all over the world assisted Sarver, Ptacek and
Childress by sending samples for use in their project.
of the more challenging samples to obtain include P. pascuensis,
found only in the waters near Easter Island, P. regius, found
in waters near the west coast of Africa, P. marginatus only
found in the waters near Hawaii and P. stimpsoni found only
in the South China Sea.
project used DNA sequence analysis of two mitochondrial genes to
examine the evolutionary relationships of the 19 species of spiny
lobsters. Sarver provided data from the 16S gene, which resolved old
evolutionary branches, and Childress and Ptacek provided data from
the cytochrome oxidase gene, which resolved more recent evolutionary
Sarver joined the Black Hills State University
science faculty in 1996. He earned his Ph.D. in zoology at Louisiana
State University in 1993.
receives another $5,000 for Mikkelsen scholarship endowment
fund - Top
The E. C. Mikkelsen Scholarship
at Black Hills State University recently received a second
$5,000 gift bringing the endowment to $40,000.
first $5,000 gift, received in December, was from an anonymous
donor. The second gift contribution, received in January, was
given by Fred Alleman of Boise, Idaho, who established the
scholarship fund in 1999 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.
is an aeronautical engineer and retired Lt. Colonel. He initiated
the endowment with a $5,000 gift.
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.
E.C. Mikkelsen is retired and living in Pierre.
American Business Women
support BHSU scholarships- Top
Northern Black Hills Chapter of the American Business Women’s
Association is taking applications for scholarships.
scholarships are for female students at Black Hills State University
and Spearfish High School seniors who are planning to attend BHSU
during the fall 2001-2002 spring semesters. A total of four $600
scholarships are available with distribution of $300 for each
Applications may be obtained at the BHSU Enrollment Center and the
Spearfish High School guidance office.
deadline is Feb. 28, 2001.
scholarships are made available each year through the ABWA annual
STRUT fundraiser. This relay race is sponsored each fall by area
businesses that contribute money, teams, and prizes to raise dollars
for scholarships. For more information you may contact Liz Young at
642-8468 or Deb Niemi at 642-1885.
CSA council minutes for the Dec. 12 meeting- Top
CSA council met Dec. 12, 2000, at the Pangburn Dining Room.
were Corinne Hansen, Lynette Long, Cheri Leahy, Ellen Melaragno,
Sherry Albert, Linda Allbee, Krista Schroeder, Ginny Sunding,
Rebecca Dovre, Eileen Thomas, Marilyn Luscombe, Gloria Spitler,
Nancy Schuck, Becky Haak, Carolyn Skallerud and Gerry Pabst.
present Myron Sullivan,
Margaret Kleinsasser and Deatta Chapel.
President Hansen called the meeting to order.
Minutes of the meeting were read and approved, motion by
Eileen, second by Ellen.
report was presented by Marilyn Luscombe.
to accept made by Gloria, seconded by Ginny.
Safety & Facilities: No
report from the meeting. Per
last month’s discussion, equipment needing repair has been
scheduled for service. A
rubber mat has been placed at the south entrance to Woodburn.
Safety strips will be installed in milder weather.
Planning: Ginny Sunding
gave a lengthy report on the meetings held Nov. 9, 16 and Dec. 7.
Minutes are attached and available for review.
United Ministries Food Drive:
Corinne will prepare a flyer to be posted in offices.
Food and cash will be collected in each building for six
weeks, through January. CSA
members from each building will be responsible for collection and
delivery to Legia Spicer.
winter social is set for January 26 prior to the women’s and
men’s basketball games. Ginny
will check with Dr. Flickema to see if he will donate the main dish,
which will likely be chili prepared by dining services.
At the January meeting, a committee will be assigned
to organize the food and prizes.
will be elected and committee assignments will be made at the
January meeting which is scheduled for Jan. 16, 2001, 9 a.m.,
Pangburn Dining Room.
by Jeanne Hanson, second by Rebecca Dovre to adjourn.
Recorded by Jeanne Hanson, secretary.
IIC committee grants available
The Instructional Improvement Committee (IIC)
encourages, through monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to improve the quality of
instruction at BHSU.
Any 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,
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 three years.
In the other categories, priority will be given to those who
have not received an IIC grant in the last academic year.
Proposals for grant funding will be reviewed by
the IIC on a monthly basis. The deadline for submission will be the
third Monday 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 in Woodburn 220, or to the chair of
the committee, Sharon Strand. Proposals will consist of the proposal
and budget outlines following the specified format available at the
grants and special projects web page.
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 - Top
are the program materials received January 4-January 10, 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 September 1; full
proposals due June 1 and December 1.
- National Science Foundation.
MPS Internships in Public Science Education (MPS-IPSE).
IPSE is intended to bring recent science research results
from MPS disciplines to the public by promoting partnerships between
the MPS research community and specialists in public science
$1 million in funding available.
Deadline April 2, 2001.
National Council for the Social Studies.
Grant for the Enhancement of Geographic Literacy.
PURPOSE: To promote geography education in the schools; to enhance the
geographic literacy of students at the classroom, district or
statewide level; and to encourage the integration of geography into
the social studies curriculum/classroom.
This week at BHSU- Top
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basketball vs. Dakota State, 6 p.m.
Men’s basketball, 8 p.m., Young Center
Pre-game tip off social, Stadium Sports
Grill, 4-5:15 p.m.
basketball vs. Huron University, 6 p.m.
Men’s basketball, 8 p.m., Young Center
Luther King, Jr. Day, No classes
LASSI (Language & Study Skills Inventory) Interpreted,
Council meeting, Jonas 309, 3:30-5:30 p.m.
meeting, Jonas 110, 3:15-5 p.m.
Services Non-profit Organizations Fair, Jacket Legacy Room, 10
a.m. to 3 p.m.
Green & Gold luncheon,
Reading council business
meeting, 4-5 p.m.
Last day to add a
class without permission of the dean
Six Mile Road Concert,
Woodburn Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
workshop, multi-purpose room, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Track & Field
Winter Invitational, Field House, noon
Alumni Mile Run,