Volume XXV No. 35 Sept.
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Relay for Life will be held at Lyle Hare Stadium
Relay for Life will be held Friday Sept. 14 through
Saturday Sept. 15 at Lyle Hare Stadium on the campus of Black Hills
An important fundraiser for cancer, Relay For Life
is a unique, challenging, and fun way to raise money for the American
Cancer Society and to raise awareness of cancer and the work of the
American Cancer Society. This is the fourth year Relay For Life is being
held at Black Hills State University. Faculty, staff and students are
encouraged to participate in this unique community event that allows
individuals from all walks of life to join in the fight against cancer.
The event is a celebration of life for survivors, a memorial for loved
ones lost, and a rally for the community to fight cancer.
Jack Caudill, news anchor for KEVN, will serve as
master of ceremonies throughout the event. Music will start at
The official opening ceremony will be at 6 p.m. with a welcome by BHSU
President Thomas O. Flickema and the mayor of Spearfish, Jerry Krambeck.
Joyce Hazeltine, South Dakota Secretary of State, will also be a
The survivor’s lap will be introduced by Judy
Neighbours, Relay for Life chairperson. The survivors will then be joined by relay teams of walkers and runners who
will continue circling the track through the night. Evening activities will be on-going including tethered hot-air balloon
rides, cancer smart shop, Kids Games, a silent auction and Quilt for a
Cure Raffle. Following is a schedule of events for the all-night event.
Come out and walk or just sit back & enjoy the entertainment. For
additional information contact Cherie at 642-6145 or 722-2952.
Relay for Life schedule
5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. - Music by Straight No Chaser
7 p.m. - Carol Armbrust
7:30 p.m - Spaghetti dinner served in the cafeteria (free for
team participants. Others welcome at $4 for adults; $2 for children)
7:30 p.m. - Music by Pam & Leon from Camp Crook
8 p.m. -
Music by Lyle, Doug and Paul
9:30 p.m. - Luminaria Ceremony, Music by
“Women with Melody”
10 p.m.-3 a.m. - Bonfire and campfire songs
10:30 p.m. - Ben Latham, formerly of Camp Crook &
11:30 p.m. -
Music by Brock Finn from BHSU
12:30 a.m.-7 a.m. - Scavenger hunt, bingo, open
mic, disc golf, prizes,
7 a.m.- Northern Hills Blue Grass Band
7:30 a.m. - Community pancake breakfast (Relay donations
will be accepted.)
9 a.m. - Pianist/Composer Max Meyer
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. - Closing Ceremonies with Mayor Jerry Krambeck
Cup golf tournament results
Hills State faculty and staff took a break from university
in-service work Friday afternoon to head for the links to join
community members in the BH President’s Cup Best Shot Tournament.
teams, drove, chipped and putted their way through the 18-hole
Spearfish Canyon Golf Course. The winning three-man team with a
score of 65 included Jack Lynass, Bill Hughes, and Harlan Schmidt.
The mixed competition winners ended in a tie with the foursome of
Jim and Mickee Rarick and Vic and Ethelyn Uttke besting the
Cliff and Jeanne Papik
and Alan Finke in a 65-scorecard playoff. The winning teams won BHSU
hole prizes were John Alsup, shortest drive in fairway; Randy Harms
tee shot closest to the pin (twice); Lyle Cook, longest putt; Nick
Wallerstein, tee shot closest to the pin; Ken Engelhardt, longest
drive (men); Bill Jordan, tee shot closest to the pin; Julian Wolff,
tee shot closest to the pin; Randy Harms, longest putt; and Jane
Dunbar, longest drive (women).
names of all volunteers to the president’s office - Top
submit to the president's office the names and addresses of any
volunteers who will be working in your area.
names will be forwarded to the South Dakota Board of Regents.
case a volunteer would be injured in
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 volunteer
to win workshop scheduled at BHSU - Top
The Nonprofit Management Institute at Dakota State
University will sponsor a “Writing to Win” grant writing
workshop Oct. 8 and 9 in Jonas 205 on the campus of Black Hills
The first day agenda, which runs from 8:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m., includes topics on program and project planning, proposal
format and actual time writing proposals. The second day
participants will complete their proposals, discuss funding
decisions and review proposals.
This session ends at 3 p.m.
The workshop is designed for beginning and
advanced grant writers and provides an opportunity for participants
to work on a three- to five-page proposal that is currently
in process. Bringing a proposal is not a requirement. Groups
will also adopt proposals to work on together.
Registration deadline is Sept. 17. Workshop fee
is $139. Call 605-367-5382 for more information.
Alumni Association recognizes supporters for service and achievement
at swarm day gathering - Top
The Black Hills
State University Alumni Association will recognize five individuals
for their service and achievements during an awards breakfast Swarm
Day, Sept. 22, at 8:30 a.m., in the Student Union Jacket Legacy
recognized are Langford Palmer, Kellogg, Idaho, Distinguished
Alumnus Award; Thomas Finn, Spearfish, Special Achievement Award;
Wayne Snoozy, Klamath Falls, Ore., Excellence in Education Award;
and Wanda and Stewart Bellman, Spearfish, Special Service Award.
distinguished alumnus and a 1973 graduate with a degree in English,
became a certified registered nurse anesthetist in 1973. He was
administrator of the Shoshone Medical Center in Kellogg, Idaho, in
1982. It was during that time Palmer offered to serve as acting
administrator of the 52-bed acute-care hospital for a $1 annual
salary because the Bunker Hill Mine closed, and 2,200 people lost
their jobs and ultimately their medical benefits. He was later
justly compensated, and in 1987 he implemented and administered a
15-bed skilled nursing facility within the medical center. After
making the nursing facility a viable operation, Palmer relinquished
his leadership role in 1992 but continued to serve as a full-time
CRNA. He continues to support SMC by providing quality CRNA services
on a regular basis. It was his dedication and loyalty that kept the
hospital organization viable. He and his wife, Gloria, have raised a
family of three boys, and are now enjoying grandchildren.
achievement award winner Thomas Finn is a 1966 graduate of BHSU with
a degree in physical education. He earned a master’s degree in
education from BHSU in 1970. He began his education career in South
Dakota as a teacher in Geddes, moved to Las Vegas, Nev., to teach,
returned to Lead as public relations manager for Homestake (1969),
and then did counseling work for Lead/Deadwood Public Schools
(1970-1976). From 1976 to 1979 he served as dean of student affairs
at Archbishop Shaw High School, Marrero, La. For the next 20 years
(1979-1999) Finn worked for McDermott International, Inc., a
multi-national offshore oil construction company, in the areas of
employee relations and human resources. His responsibilities dealt
with company domestic and international relations in numerous
countries from South America to the Far East. He lived, traveled and
worked in Europe, Emirate countries, Africa, Indonesia, China, and
Australia, to name a few. This provided him with the opportunity to
study different languages and experience many different ethnic
backgrounds and cultures. His job with McDermott provided him with
unusual and exciting opportunities; it also provided stressful
situations involving evacuating company employees when revolutions
broke out, such as in Indonesia in 1998. He received recognition
from the American Embassy in Jakarta, Indonesia, and a special
citation of excellence from McDermott International for his efforts
in that evacuation. He also had the difficult task of notifying
families of fatalities resulting from transportation accidents
(helicopter and boat transportation) or work related injuries.
management opportunities have provided me with a wealth of life
experience. The most important value of these experiences has been
the ability to live, work, and absorb the culture of not only the
United States, but also numerous other foreign countries and
cultures,“ said Finn.
Wayne Snoozy, a
1963 BHSU science major, is recipient of the excellence in education
award for his work as a teacher, coach, administrator, and
volunteer. Born in Rapid City and after
attending high school in Belle Fourche, he left South Dakota
to serve in the U.S. Marine Corps but returned to the Black Hills to
complete his college education. After marrying his college
sweetheart, he moved west to begin his teaching career at Klamath
County, Ore., where he taught and coached at Bly High School. Thus
began a 33-year career in education, all in Klamath County. He
taught and coached at Chiloquin High School; he was a teacher at
Altamont Junior High School and a principal of Fairhaven and
Altamont elementary schools. In 1990 he was named outstanding
elementary school principal in Oregon and later was named as a
national distinguished principal. He was recognized for his
educational reform and raising thousands of dollars for special
education and the trainable mentally handicapped and his work with
the American Cancer Society. He received honors as Southern Oregon
principal of the year and as Klamath County volunteer of the year
(1990). He was winner of the Klamath County Western Heritage Award
(1986) and was named Jaycette boss of the year (1978). He has served
on numerous civic and educational boards over the years. The four
achievements of which he is most proud are:
1) organization and development of trainable mentally
handicapped children’s program, 2) early childhood preventive
curriculum programs, 3) Sagebrush Rendezvous Art Show and Sale, and
4) implementation of an enrichment program in band and orchestra for
a low income school. Snoozy and his wife, Shari, are the parents of
five grown children.
Drs. Wanda and
Stewart Bellman are well known professors of English at BHSU and
throughout the Black Hills community. Their dedication and
commitment to teaching and helping others garner them recognition as
recipients of the BHSU special service award. Each was a gifted
instructor and specialist in his/her own right; however, they were
and are still referred to in tandem, as if they were the entire
English department, as the Bellmans.
Active in the
community as well as at the university for many years, the Bellmans
retired from higher education in the mid nineties after inspiring
and mentoring hundreds of students. Stewart was actively involved in
writing programs and worked with the Bush Foundation during his
teaching years. Wanda was enthusiastically involved in speech, drama
and women’s issues as an educator. Both began their higher
education careers at BHSU in 1966 and earned their doctorates of
education from the University of South Dakota in 1974. Today, both
are active as volunteer readers at West Elementary. Stewart is
coordinator for the Matthews Opera House Brown Bag Lecture Series,
editor for the Spearfish Center of the Arts and Humanities
newsletter, and a member of the board of directors for the Spearfish
Center for the Art and Humanities. Wanda is a discussion facilitator
for the South Dakota Humanities Council Adult Reading Series and a
reader for the Macular Degeneration group. Their interests include
theater and musical performances, mountain bicycling on the
Mickelson trail, traveling, and spending time with each other and
their canine companions Duncan and Pogo.
wins fourth disc golf championship - Top
Altmyer, Black Hills State University College of Business and
Technology assistant professor, won his fourth consecutive South
Dakota Amateur Disc Golf Championship shooting an eleven under par
(97) for the 36-hole tournament held at the new Jackson Park Disc
Golf Course in Rapid City.
for the 36-hole tournament was 108.
Rapid City native and course designer Scott Caesar was
runner-up at nine under par. Kayne Lariner of Sioux Falls finished
in third place at three under par (105). Caesar won the state
amateur disc-golf championship in 1997 but has been runner-up to
Altmyer the past four years. Twenty-eight disc golfers participated
in the event.
Hills State University is hosting back-to-back disc-golf tournaments
this month. The first
tournament, Friday, Sept. 21, is the 5th Annual Swarm Days Disc golf
tournament will begin with Black Hills State University students
competing at 3:30 p.m. The community division follows at 5 p.m.
One round of golf will be played
Spearfish Optimist Club's first annual Fall Fling tournament will be
held Saturday, Sept. 22. All proceeds donated to the Spearfish Relay
for Life charity. Walk-up
registration will be at
with the tournament starting at 9 a.m. Two rounds of golf will be played. Round 1 will be
played to the short basket positions (A) and round 2 will be played
to the long basket positions (B).
Disc golf is
like traditional ball golf in that each player attempts to complete
each hole or "basket" in the fewest number of strokes or
player throws a "drive" from a concrete tee pad, and an up
shot and putt into the basket.
The basket is a five-foot metal pole with a hanging array of
chain which serve to catch the disc and drop it into a circular
bottom basket. Completing
the course takes about an hour and covers about one mile through the
nooks and crannies of the campus. A meandering creek and tall pine
trees make the course challenging.
The sport is low-impact cardiovascular exercise and is fun
for people of all ages and skill levels. The BHSU campus course was
the first official course in the state of South Dakota.
Nationwide, there are over 550 courses.
Golfing discs are available for check out at
recreational sports and are for sale at the BHSU bookstore.
more information on either of these tournaments contact Altmyer at
Chamber Orchestra to begin rehearsals
The Dakota Chamber Orchestra, in residence on
the campus of Black Hills State University, will start rehearsals
for the 2001-2002 season Tuesday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m.
Rehearsals will be held in the band room located on the
second floor of Cook Hall on the BHSU campus.
The orchestra provides an outlet for area
string players to come together, play music and improve their
skills, and also entertain the
Northern Black Hills with string orchestra
music from many different musical style periods. The orchestra
currently has two concerts scheduled for this, their third season,
with the first being Nov. 4.
All string players in
the Spearfish area are encouraged to attend the first rehearsal on
Sept. 11. For additional information, please call Dr. Randall Royer,
conductor, at 642-6255.
band rehearsals begin Sept. 17 - Top
for the Black Hills State University community band will begin Sept.
17. Rehearsals are
Monday nights from 7-9:30 p.m. in the BHSU band room (Cook 204).
All interested musicians are invited to join the
BHSU community band. There is no audition or age limit and the group
is open to anyone who
plays a wind or percussion instrument.
Two concerts are
scheduled for the fall including the BHSU Christmas concert. For
further information contact Christopher Hahn, BHSU band director, at
642-6888 (days) or 642-0327 (evenings).
This week at Black Hills State University
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|Green & Gold Tailgate
Social, noon - 1:15 p.m., Salem Park
Burger King Tailgate Social,
noon - 1:15 p.m., Lyle Hare Stadium
Football game vs. Mary
University, 1:30 p.m., Lyle Hare Stadium
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Relay for Life, Lyle Hare Stadium
Relay for Life, Lyle Hare Stadium