Volume XXV No. 23 June 8, 2001
items to Campus Currents - Top
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Salomon speaks at Shakespeare Club - Top
David A. Salomon, College of Arts and Sciences assistant professor,
was invited to speak to the Aberdeen Shakespeare Club on the
occasion of its 100th anniversary recently.
His talk, "From Macbeth to Macs: Shakespeare Past, Present
was an overview of Shakespeare scholarship during the past 100 years. Beginning with A.C. Bradley's
Tragedy and concluding with Stephen Greenblatt's Hamlet in
Purgatory, Salomon explained how study of Shakespeare has
changed with the introduction of technology, particularly CD-ROMs
and the internet.
session begins at Black Hills State - Top
Nearly 1,600 K-12 teachers
from across South Dakota will converge on university campuses and,
for the first time, in local school district classrooms to learn how
to incorporate technology into their teaching.
A TTL session began
Monday and runs through June 29 at Black Hills State University.
Sessions will be held during that same time at South Dakota School
of Mines and Technology (SDSMT), and Southeast Technical Institute,
and from July 8 through August 3 at Northern State University.
participants in Gov. Bill Janklow’s Technology for Teaching and
Learning (TTL) academies join a growing network of South Dakota
educators who have been trained to use technology more effectively
to improve educational experience for their students.
"We started in 1997 training 135 teachers at Dakota State, and
we've now reached more
than 30 percent of the
teaching force in South Dakota," Janklow said. " This
year, for the first time, the sessions will expand to 32 local
school district sites as well."
So far, nearly 2,500
teachers have taken part in the TTL experience, which represents
more than 30 percent of the teaching force in South Dakota. The TTL
academies are staffed by K-12 teachers who serve as instructors,
with leadership provided by the Department of Education and Cultural
Affairs, the Governor’s Office, and Technology and Innovations in
Education (TIE). Teachers are paid a $1,000 stipend to participate
in the 20-day intensive training; in addition, their school district
receives $1,000 per participant to support the implementation of
technology in the local school.
For more information,
visit the South Dakota TTL web site at http://www.sdttl.com.
BHSU alumna completes doctorate in exercise
physiology - Top
Like father like
daughter, Sharon Perry, a Spearfish native and 1995 graduate of
Black Hills State University, has a new prefix before her name since
graduating from the University of Nebraska this spring with a
doctorate in exercise physiology.
Perry, 29, will
be spending the summer with her parents, Howard and Elaine, before
heading to Athens, Ohio, where she will be an assistant professor at
Ohio University. She will be teaching classes in exercise
prescription and statistics as well as doing research.
through six job interviews, most of them on the east coast, she
decided the Athens campus was right for her.
“They are doing
a lot of muscle research and there are a lot of people to
collaborate with on research,” said Perry, “I liked the look and
size of the community. I felt safe there and they have hills.”
had an article published in the May issue of the Journal of
Strength, Conditioning and Research. The four-page article was
titled “Heart Rate and Perceived Exertion at the Physical Working
Capacity at the Heart Rate Threshold.”
She said her
article featured research, “from a test to determine the rate or
level of work where you are not fatigued over an eight-hour period
|Dr. Sharon Perry was an All-American Scholar
Athlete when she attended BHSU.
native says she has three more articles that are to be published in
the near future. She has also presented at American College of
Sports Medicine convention on several occasions.
goal was to complete a master’s degree in exercise physiology,
which she did at UN, but it was the lure of more and better job
opportunities that drove her to complete her doctorate.
At BHSU she was
an outstanding distance runner and was an NAIA All-American Scholar
Athlete in both track and cross-country. She completed her degree in
friends and BH students who happen to meet father and daughter and
seek their attention, it’s best not to say “Dr. Perry,” as
both will likely turn around; just say Sharon or Howard to avoid
confusion, at least that should be okay for home-town protocol.
will bring artist in residence during arts institute at BHSU - Top
Laura Hovey Neubert,
director of the Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts, has
received a $400 grant from the South Dakota Arts Council.
The grant will be used
for the artist residency of Melanie Lein Palm during the Black
Hills Summer Institute of the Arts this month. Palm will offer
instruction and demonstration on the importance of body movement,
alignment, and control to students of the vocal arts-opera theatre.
According to Neubert, this is an important but sometimes overlooked
facet of instruction for vocalists. The idea of a vocalist as an
athlete is relevant in this instructional workshop. Students will be
given the opportunity to learn important information on the care of
their bodies and performance.
The Black Hills
Summer Institute of the Arts began with a lecture series on June 6
continues through June 30 at
BHSU. Programs include
an art education institute June 11-15, a vocal arts and opera
theatre school June 16-30, a dance workshop June 24-29, and a
lecture series every Wednesday in June at noon at the Matthews Opera
during the summer arts institute include a Young Performer
Competition June 15 at 7 p.m. at the Matthews Opera House, a Gala
for the Arts June 16 at 7 p.m. at the Matthews Opera House, a vocal
recital June 27 at 7 p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium, and an evening of
Opera Theatre June 29 at 7 p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium.
For more information on
any of these events call 642-6420 or see the web site at www.bhsu.edu/arts/.
Thanks for the memories - Top
In the words of an old song, “THANKS FOR
Thanks for years of friendship, for caring and
sharing. Thanks for the
smiles and encouragement which I encountered daily at BHSU.
Together we helped a lot of students carve out a future for
As you know, and not all appreciated, I avoided
a retirement party. Saying
goodbye to all of you was simply too great a task for me.
Besides, I don’t believe in “goodbyes”.
You have all become a part of me and have a
special place in my heart. Thank
you for your wonderful gifts, but thank you even more for the
Always remember that the measure and strength
of any institution is its people.
Grant opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received May
31-June 6 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.