Volume XXV No. 34 Aug.
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Twelve new faculty join the
BHSU academic team - Top
New full-time faculty at Black Hills State this
fall are, front left, Jason Nicholas, associate director for math
education, Center for the Advancement of Math and Science Education;
Linn Nelson, mass communications, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr.
Siriporn Sujithamrak, tourism and hospitality management, College of
Business and Technology; Dr. Shawndra Holderby, history, College of
Arts and Sciences; Sandy Klarenbeek, health education, College of
Education; and Steve Andersen, health service administration,
College of Business and Technology. Back row, left, Dr. Cristopher
Hollingsworth, English, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Patrick
Stark, psychology, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. David Bergmann,
biology, College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. Gary Hagerty,
mathematics, College of Arts and Sciences; and Dr. Aaron Banks,
physical education, College of Education. Not pictured is Steven
Wynia, electronics, College of Business and Technology.
to Black Hills State University - Top
Resignations - Top
- Dale Hanna, senior building maintenance worker, facilities
- Evan Peterson, instructional technology support specialist
Dr. Nicholas Wallerstein, assistant professor
of English, has published an article entitled "Accusation and
Argument in Eugene O'Neill's Long Day's Journey into Night."
The article appears in The Eugene O'Neill
Review (Vol. 23, Nos. 1 & 2 [Spring & Fall]:
Using the rhetorical theories of the classical
rhetoricians Aristotle, Cicero, and Quintilian, and the modern
rhetorician George A. Kennedy, the article argues that O’Neill’s
famous play Long Day's Journey into Night contains varying
types of rhetoric. A proper understanding of the Aristotelian
"species" of rhetoric (judicial, deliberative, and
epideictic) used by O'Neill's characters leads
to a heightened awareness of the discursive
dynamics of the play, the fundamental problem being the
family's inability to embrace any expedient future action that might help
the family recover from its deep divisions, angers, and addictions.
At issue is the imbalance between an angry, highly-developed
judicial rhetoric (one colored by vituperative epideictic), and
an ineffective, under-developed deliberative rhetoric.
Wallerstein has been a professor at BHSU since
1997. He holds a Ph.D. in English from the University of Oregon, and
a master of theological studies degree from Harvard. He has
published articles on other playwrights, including Shakespeare and
article published in book - Top
Dr. Kathleen A. Parrow, professor of history at
Black Hills State University, has published an article “Prudence
or Jurisprudence? Etienne
Pasquier and the Responsa Prudentium as a Source of Law” as
a chapter in the book Historians and Ideologues: Essays in Honor
of Donald R. Kelley (University of Rochester Press, 2001).
The chapter uses writings by the French Renaissance lawyer
and humanist Etienne Pasquier to explore questions surrounding the
role of jurists in the law-making process in both ancient Rome and
Parrow has also had another article
“Provincial Estates and the Revision of Customary Law in Medieval
and Early Modern France: Evidence from the Procès-Verbal
Narratives” accepted for publication in the November 2001 issue of
Parliaments, Estates and Representation/Parlements, Etats
et Représentation, the annual journal of
the International Commission for the History of
Representative and Parliamentary Institutions.
This article discusses how the French monarchy’s judicial
officials consulted with local representatives during the
sixteenth-century revisions of the provincial customary law, and the
documents used show clearly the bargaining and legal maneuvering
used by all the participants. These
findings join a growing body of literature which is eroding the old
view that the French monarchy was absolutist during this period.
Both of these publications benefited from the
time and funding provided by a sabbatical from BHSU and an NEH
long-term fellowship from the Folger Shakespeare Library for
1998-1999, as well as funding from the BHSU Faculty Research
Parrow joined the BHSU history department in
1991. She earned a Ph.D. in history from the University of Rochester
Hesson reviews anatomy and physiology
textbook - Top
Dr. James Hesson, professor of physical
education and health at Black Hills State University, served as a
reviewer for a recently published textbook, Essentials of Anatomy
and Physiology (fourth edition), by Rod R. Seeley, Trent D.
Stephens, and Philip Tate.
The textbook, used by universities nationwide,
is published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education, a division of The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.,
New York, NY.
Hesson earned his doctor of education degree at
Brigham Young University in 1980.
He has been a professor of biokinetics in the division of
physical education and health at Black Hills State University since
1990. Since 1993 he has
worked each summer at the U.S. Olympic Training Center with U.S.
Olympic athletes and coaches. He
frequently serves as a textbook reviewer for McGraw-Hill and other
Wermers joins staff as disability services
advisor - Top
Student support services at BHSU is pleased to
welcome Joan Wermers to the staff as the new disability services
Wermers brings a wealth of experience to the
position. In addition
to a master’s degree in education from the University of Colorado
and 30 years of teaching experience, she holds a transition specialist
certificate from Colorado State University which she earned while
serving as the transition program coordinator for a large school
district in Colorado Springs. Since
moving to Spearfish in 1998 she served as a special education
teacher for Spearfish High School, working extensively with students
who have learning disabilities.
Her focus as the disability services advisor at
BHSU will be to ensure that students with disabilities learn and
practice essential self-advocacy skills so that they can access
appropriate accommodations and services to make a successful
transition to postsecondary and work environments.
Joan’s extensive training and experience in this area make
her uniquely qualified to advise students as they move through this
process. In addition,
her leadership skills, community involvement, experience with
adaptive software, and established network of professionals in the
area will be of trememdous benefit to Black Hills State University
Students, faculty, and
staff can find Wermers in the disability services office in the
Student Union, Room 223.
Glover and Anagnopoulos win again at
faculty/staff picnic - Top
John Glover and Cheryl Anagnopoulos were once again lucky
winners of door prizes at the annual faculty/staff picnic. The
couple has beat the odds to win something nearly every year.
The faculty/ staff picnic was held Tuesday evening at Spearfish
City Park to welcome new and returning faculty and staff to
the new academic year.
Registration and fee payment for fall
semester - Top
Registration for the
fall classes at Black Hills State University is Sept. 4. Students
who have not registered for classes will have an opportunity to sign up
for classes from 8 a.m. until noon in the Market Place of the David
B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.
“It’s not too late to register for classes,” Steve
Ochsner, dean of the BHSU enrollment center said. “This time is
set aside for students who have not pre-registered for classes.”
Students who have
preregistered may make changes to their class schedule during the
drop and add time-span which begins Sept. 4 and continues through
Sept. 13 from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the Student Union. The last day
to drop a non-block course with a refund is Sept. 13.
With the use of the
Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) system, which is new this year, the
payment and financial aid disbursement time frame has been changed
to include only three days. Students who completed paperwork for
admissions and financial aid completed by Aug. 20 will receive
refunds at fee payment.
“The most noticeable
difference to students with the use of Electronics Funds Transfer
system is that they won’t have to wait for their refund checks,”
said Ochsner. “Fee payment is a fairly simple process. It will not
be time consuming for the students who have completed their
Students who have
confirmed enrollment (with the enrollment verification card) and
taken care of their bill in advance won’t need to check in. All
other students should go through the payment and financial aid
disbursement process according to a schedule based on their last
name. To keep payment lines as short as possible students are
advised to follow the
schedule. If the schedule conflicts with a class, students should go
through fee payment during an open time slot. You must pay or make
financial arrangements before 4 p.m. Sept. 6 or a late fee will be
assessed. Classes will be released for students who have not checked
in or returned the enrollment verification card by Sept. 6 at 4 p.m
New students can move
into the residence halls Monday, Sept. 3 at 8 a.m.
Students must check-in
outside the Student Union before going to a residence hall for
move-in. At check-in, new students will receive their student ID and
room assignment card and other information. Residence hall move-in
continues until 2 p.m. New students will then have a variety of
welcoming events on Monday including an ice cream social from 2-3
p.m.; hall meetings from 3-4 p.m.; and an Hawaiian Luau at 6 p.m.
That evening, Troy Stende, BHSU alumnus, will be the keynote speaker
in a motivational program. A dance will be held Monday evening
following a full day of activities for new students. Tuesday, Sept.
4 new students will have the chance to get the business side of
things taken care of beginning at 9 a.m. with the deans’ address,
round-robin sessions and a luncheon with faculty advisers.
Students can make
final arrangements for meal plans, parking permits and email and
internet accounts Sept. 4-6 in the Student Union Market Place.
Student IDs from last semester will be activated when students
enroll. Replacement IDs are available in Woodburn Hall room 214 for
a $10 charge.
For more information
about fee payment or registration contact the enrollment office at
opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received Aug.
23-29 in the Grants Office, 218 Woodburn. 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.
Association of University Women Educational Foundation (AAUW).
AAUW Career Development Grants, 2002-2003 Academic
Development Grants support women who hold a bachelor’s degree
and are preparing to advance their careers, change careers, or
re-enter the work force. Special
consideration is given to AAUW members, women of color, and
women pursuing their first advanced degree or credentials in
nontraditional fields. Deadline
Dec. 15, 2001.
Astronomical Society. American
Astronomican Society Small Research Grants. To cover costs associated with any type of astronomical
Dec. 17, 2001.
Department of Agriculture.
National Research Initiative Competitive Grants
Program. The program supports fundamental mission-linked research
conducted by individual investigators and teams. Deadlines Nov. 15, Dec. 15, Jan. 15 and Feb. 15,
depending on the subject area.