items to Campus Currents - Top
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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.
Faculty inservice begins - Top
Faculty in-service begins Monday,
Aug. 27 for new faculty members.
Tuesday, Aug. 28 Dr. Flickema will
present the “The State of the University” at 8:30 a.m. That will
be followed by presentations by Dr. Mary Huba (see more information
below). The university picnic will be held at the city park at 5
Inservice continues Wednesday
Faculty individual photographs will be taken
Thursday, Aug. 30 in Jonas 307 from 1:30-3 p.m. These photographs
are maintained by the media relations office for use throughout the
year. All faculty members are encouraged to update their file photo
at this time.
will present during inservice - Top
Dr. Kristi Pearce, faculty
development coordinator for BHSU, reminds faculty that once again a
speaker will be presented during faculty inservice.
The current Bush Foundation grant
created a Collaboratory for Life-long Learning by designing
interdisciplinary curriculum projects, integrating educational
technology, and applying action research to enrich learning and
teaching. Previous fall
in-service presentations during this Bush grant have emphasized
collaboration with Earl Hipp, integrating technology with Gil Dyrli,
and making the shift from teaching to learning with Bob Barr.
The focus of the final year of
this Bush grant is on assessment of learning and teaching.
Dr. Mary Huba, assessment coordinator for Iowa State
University and an evaluator for North Central Accreditation, will
present an overall perspective from her book "Learner-Centered
Assessment on College Campuses" in the morning of Aug. 28th for
BHSU administrators, faculty, and student services personnel.
Following lunch, Dr. Huba will
facilitate a two-hour workshop for faculty that will highlight
"using assessment to promote learning."
Then from 3-4 p.m., she will
work with the university
assessment committee, the deans, and department chairs to examine
leadership roles and responsibilities in the organizational
implications of assessment in preparing for continued accreditation.
Huba's book was presented to all
faculty and administrators along with a calendar outlining the
faculty development activities for the fall semester.
They are invited to participate in a study group during the
2001-02 academic year to discuss learner-centered assessment.
An additional opportunity for
faculty during this final Bush grant year to address the focus on
evaluation of teaching and learning will be a study group to discuss
"Scholarship Revisited" for faculty to examine how the
roles and reward system in higher education is changing.
And finally, faculty are encouraged to apply for
collaborative minigrants to develop and implement interdisciplinary
projects to improve student learning.
Application seminars are offered to assist faculty in
designing classroom research plans to demonstrate impact on student
additional information, please contact Pearce.
unveiled in honor of Ruddell - Top
friends gathered recently at the Ruddell Gallery in the Black Hills
State University Student Union to recognize Jo Marie Ruddell and
witness the unveiling of a plaque in her honor at the gallery entry.
President Flickema and Student
Union Director Jane Klug welcomed the Ruddell family and guests. Ruddell
daughters M’Annette, Franna and Jane spoke of their mother’s
love of people and the arts. They noted “her loves and passions
live on in the gallery; it is an example of what mom is all about;
she had the ability to create something from each heart she touched,”
the daughters said.
M’Annette read a poem she had
written, “for people like mom, a to-do list for all of us.”
Franna presented a small-framed quilt and a framed quote from Jo
Marie: “I was always
grateful for the ‘organization quilt’ around my shoulders for
the exciting pilgrimage—great journey.” Jane spoke of the
meaning of the gallery to her mother and her family.
Also contributing to the program
was grandson Jacob Hirsch who read a poem by Spearfish native and
New York playwright Bill Russell regarding the author’s
impressions of Jo Marie. Jim Thompson read from the 1967 college
yearbook, portions of a 25-page work written by Ruddell titled “Concentric
Are the Circles.”
Ruddell, left, and President Flickema unveil a plaque during a
ceremony honoring Jo Marie Ruddell and her contributions to
the Black Hills State University and to the gallery in the
Student Union at that bears her name.
Dick Ruddell and
President Flickema unveiled the plaque, with a saying from Jo Marie,
“Concentric are the circles unbroken is the line:
teachers—students learning until the end of time.”
Ruddell began her
career at BHSU in 1954 as interim dean of women, then publicity
director, and director of off-campus housing. She was appointed
director of the Student Union in 1967, a position she held until
retirement in 1980. She was responsible for establishing the art
gallery in the Student Union that bears her name. She died July 25,
2000, at the age of 83.
and Gold Booster Club announces luncheon schedule - Top
In anticipation of the 2001-2001 season the
Green and Gold Booster Club at Black Hills State University has
announced their luncheon schedule.
The first luncheon is Aug. 30 at the Cedar
House in Spearfish. Luncheons are held Thursdays at noon. The public
is welcome to attend.
University coaches will be available to discuss the upcoming
season. The BHSU football
team kicks off their season Sept. 1 at home against
Dakota Wesleyan. The volleyball team begins competition begins
competition Aug. 24-25 at a Dickinson State Tournament. The
cross-country season begins Sept. 8 at the S.D. Tech Invitational.
The public is welcome to attend the luncheons.
For more information call 642-6385.
See schedule of Green and Gold luncheons for
BHSU Golden Age Activity tickets
available - Top
Age Activity tickets for senior citizens are once again available
for Black Hills State
University activities for $10.
Golden Age Activity pass admits senior citizens to all regular
athletic, theatre, music and other
eventsat the university. Community concert performances held at the
university are not included
nor are special athletic events such as tournaments or playoff
are available to anyone 65 years old or older from the president's
office in Woodburn Hall
opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received Aug.
16-22 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.
of Education. Undergraduate
International Studies and Foreign Language Program.
The Undergraduate International Studies and Foreign
Language Program provides grants to strengthen and improve
undergraduate instruction in international studies and foreign
is Nov. 5, 2001.