Volume XXV No. 38 Sept.
items to Campus Currents - Top
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festival gives students an opportunity to meet potential employers
The Black Hills State University Career Center
will host Bill & Jane’s Annual Buffalo Roundup & Fall
Career Fair Festival, Tuesday, Oct. 2 in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The career fair will offer students the
opportunity to meet with potential employers early in the recruiting
season. Bob Stanelle,
director of the Student Development and Career Center, urges
students to be looking for jobs and internships early, “With
jobs than ever available, it is absolutely
critical that you get started now.”
Representation from a variety of companies
throughout business and industry will be present.
For more information about the fair, or to see a list of the
companies registered, see www.bhsu.edu/careers,
inquire at the career center in the lower level of the David B.
Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union or call the career center at
class will be offered for faculty and staff - Top
Faculty and staff will be able to enhance their web
skills by enrolling in an eight-week class: CIS 287-1 Special Topics:
Web Page Design and Maintenance.
The class will be held Oct. 31 through Dec.19 and
be offered at no cost as a training opportunity for current faculty and
staff members. The course carries one semester hour of academic credit and will meet Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in
209. Instructors are Dr. Dorothy Fuller and Chantana Taweesup.
The class is limited to 35 students. Interested faculty and staff
members will be accepted on a first-come basis. Applications are
available in the College of Business and Technology office, Jonas
Response for this class has been positive. There are still
openings for faculty and staff who wish to learn web-page skills.
Open forum will discuss social science
perspectives of the Sept. 11 attack
The Sociology and Human Services Club invites you to an open
forum titled "Sept. 11, 2001 and its Aftermath: Some Social Science
Perspectives." The forum is Wednesday, Oct. 3 from 3-4 p.m. in
Three faculty members will do panel presentations followed by an open
question and answer session.
Members of the panel are Dr. Dan Peterson who will present The Sociological
Perspective; Dr. Richard Carter, The
Anthropological Perspective and Dr. Tim
Martinez, The Political Science Perspective.
Business ethics presentation will be held - Top
Professor Marianne Jennings, Arizona State University College of
Business legal studies, will present "Ethics: The Inexpensive Way
to Control Risk" Thursday, Oct. 4 from 9:30 at the Holiday Inn and
Convention Center in Spearfish.
The cost for this presentation is $10 for BHSU administrators,
faculty staff and students with a BHSU identification card.
Jennings teaches graduate courses in the MBA program in business ethics and the
legal environment of business at ASU. She was formerly the director of the Joan
and David Lincoln Center for Applied Ethics and now serves as a consultant to
law firms and business and professional groups. She has had 130 articles
published in academic, professional and trade journals, writes a weekly
syndicated column and is the author of several books.
golfers donate to Relay for Life - Top
Fifty-one disc golfers participated in the Fifth
Annual Swarm Days Disc Golf Tournament and first Optimist’s Fall Fling
Disc Golf Tournament.
On Sept. 21, 38 disc golfers participated in the
Fifth Annual Swarm Days Disc Golf Tournament.
The top players receiving prizes in the BHSU student division (26
players) are as follows: (Note that par for the 19 hole course is a
score of 57) first place - Ryan Remmington, Spearfish, Sr., 48; second
place - Jeff Williamson, Hill City, Sr., 50; third place - Travis
Rubbelke, Watertown, So., 51; fourth place - Lee Terveen, Spearfish,
Sr., 51; fifth place - Chris Swiden, Sioux Falls, Jr., 53; sixth place -
Dave Urban, Watertown, So., 54; seventh place - Dan Miller, Parker, So.,
55; eighth place - Matt Banton, Spearfish, Sr., 55; ninth place - Shane
Hollingsworth, Pierre, Fr., 55; tenth place - Jared Willson, Rapid City,
Jr., 55; Clint Miller, Gillette, Wyo., Sr., 55.
Community division winners were as follows: Lee
Terveen, Spearfish, 47; Josh Krueger, Spearfish, 47; Don Altmyer,
Spearfish, 48; David Suzuki, Spearfish, 49; Jack Hall, Spearfish, 50.
There were 12 competitors in this division.
On Sept. 22, 13 disc golfers participated in the
first Spearfish Optimist Club Fall Fling.
Over $700 was raised and donated to the Spearfish Relay for Life. The top players in each of the two divisions are as
follows: (Note: Par for the 2 rounds
played was a score of 114. Round
1 was played to the short A baskets and round 2 was played to the more
difficult B basket positions):
Relay for Life
picked up more than $720 recently from the Spearfish Optimist Club
and the Black Hills State Disc Golf organization. Don Altmyer
presented the check to Cheryl Leahy, entertainment chairperson for
the Spearfish Relay for Life charity. The Optimist Club matched
proceeds from the club’s Fall Fling Disc Golf Tournament and the
fifth annual Swarm Days Disc Golf Tournament.
Advanced Division: Scott Ceasar, Rapid City, 104;
Don Altmyer, Spearfish, 108; Brad Bentson, Rapid City, 118; Lane Prang,
Rapid City, 118.
Novice Division: David Suzuki, Spearfish, 116; Lyn
Waldie, Rapid City, 122; Coda Hatfield, Rapid City, 125.
Mike Birch won the “long drive” prize by
driving all the way from Alliance, Neb., to play in the tournament.
Prizes for the tournaments were provided by the
Swarm Days Committee, the BHSU Bookstore, Discraft Pro Golf Discs and
the Disc Golf World News.
Encourage students to use
Savoy email accounts - Top
administrators have designated Savoy the official email account for
staff are encouraged to use this account to distribute BHSU information,
including announcements, cancellations, campus news, and any other
should check Savoy accounts daily.
Faculty should encourage
students to begin using the Savoy accounts for classroom purposes as
well. If students have
another email account that they would prefer to use, then they should
have their Savoy mail forwarded to that account.
All BHSU Savoy account addresses consist of email@example.com.
Increasing the use of these accounts will enhance communications across campus.
Theatre schedule at Black Hills State
announced - Top
Hills State University theater department will open the season Oct. 25,
26 and 27 with “The Last Night of Ballyhoo.”
The play will be presented at 8 p.m. in Woodburn Hall Auditorium
on the BHSU campus. Tickets
will be available the week of the play by calling the box office at
scheduled for the season include: “Sylvia,” Dec. 6, 7 and 8,
“Camelot,” Feb. 28, March 1, 2 and 3, and “The Taming of the
Shrew,” April 25, 26 and 27.
play, “The Last Night of Ballyhoo,” takes place in Atlanta, Ga., in
December of 1939. Gone
with the Wind is having its world premiere and Hitler is invading
Poland, but Atlanta’s elitist German Jews are much more concerned with
who is going to Ballyhoo, the social event of the season.
In this play, the Freitag family gets pulled apart and then
mended together with plenty of comedy, romance and revelations to go
along the way. Events take
several unexpected turns as the characters face where they come from and
are forced to deal with who they really are.
is about a couple that adopts a dog that Greg, the husband, found in the
park. Sylvia soon becomes a
bone of contention between Greg and his wife, Kate.
The marriage is put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of
hilarious and touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise,
and Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
is the musical adaptation of King Arthur and the round table; his Queen,
Guinevere and Lancelot, the knight who stole the Queen’s heart. Lancelot and Guinevere escape to France to avoid the wrath
of the King, but are ultimately forgiven by the King. Arthur’s dreams of love and the new principles of the round
table have been shattered, leaving the King sad and disillusioned.
“The Taming of the
Shrew,” is one of Shakespeare’s earliest comedies.
This play describes the volatile courtship between the shrewish
Katharina and the canny Petruchio, who is determined to subdue
Katharina’s legendary temper and win her dowry.
Student teachers should attend
Black Hills State University students who are
planning to student teach during the spring 2002 semester must
attend a registration and orientation meeting next week.
The meetings will be held Monday, Oct. 1 at 7
p.m. in Jonas 202, Tuesday Oct. 2 at
3:30 p.m. Jonas 304 and Wednesday, Oct. 3 at 7
a.m. in the Student Union room 221.
Potential student teachers should check the
BHSU catalog to be sure they meet all requirements. For more
information call 642-6642.
to show color photograph at Ruddell Gallery - Top
show of 20 large color photographs depicting coastal rock formations
opens Oct. 3 at Black Hills State University’s Ruddell gallery.
show is titled ”The Souls of Sea Wrought Stones,” and represents
the distillation of five years of work by photographer Harold
are extremely pleased at the return of Mr. Storsve to the Ruddell
Gallery,” said BHSU Professor James Knutson, gallery coordinator.
“He was last shown here in the 1976 BHSU Photography
who is an alumnus of BHSU and a native of Lead, will be present for
an opening reception at the gallery Friday, Oct. 5 from 5 p.m. to 8
p.m. He currently
resides in Oakland, Calif.
to Storsve, the subjects of his photography are rocks that show
mineralogical effects called “tafoni.”
Tafoni, which means “cave-like” in Italian, is the result
of a process in which sea-spray
coastal sandstone and leaches heavy metals to the surface where they
erosion of the softer sandstone leaves these hard metallic ridges
from the surface, sometimes in intricate filigreed patterns with
the photographs I isolate the patterns formed by the eroded rock and
the residual heavy metal so they become almost completely
self-referent, much like abstract paintings,” says Storsve.
“They emphasize the stunning carving and coloring action of
the sea that seems to reveal a soulful interior life unexpected in
naked stone. Thus, the show’s title.”
is both a painter and a photographer and has been represented in ten
shows in various parts of the western United States, most recently
in Santa Fe, N.M., and Oakland, Calif.
the show at the Ruddell Gallery, the Salt Point photographs will
travel to San Francisco where, in early December, they can be viewed
at the Freedom Archives.
Faculty research funds available
The 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
It is 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 2002. Apply now. The next deadline for proposals is Oct.
The 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.
Check now for skin cancer - Top
Melanoma Education Foundation, a non-profit organization with the
mission of saving lives from this common and tragic disease, is
emphasizing the importance of monthly self-examination of the skin
to detect melanoma while it is thin and curable. This is especially
import for teens and young adults, who are often unaware of melanoma
and their vulnerability to it.
Foundation is attempting educate parents who, by acting now, can
prevent the tragedy of melanoma from affecting their children as
adults. The Foundation was established by the family of Daniel N.
Fine of Peabody, Mass., who lost his life to melanoma in October,
1998 at the age of 26.
site - http://www.skincheck.org
- focuses on early detection of melanoma by self-examination of the
skin to detect the disease while it is thin and curable.
is a fatal gap in melanoma education. In a 1996 survey, the Centers
for Disease Control found that 74 percent of individuals in the
18-24 year age group had little or no knowledge of melanoma.
the 25-29 year age group, melanoma is the most prevalent cancer. The
incidence is increasing by nearly 4% every year, faster than any
other cancer. Over 51,000 new cases are expected in the U.S. this
year. An average of one of every 71 Americans will develop melanoma
during their lives and it will strike a serious number while they
are young. It occurs regardless of physical condition, health,
complexion, and family history.
is the easiest of all cancers to spot at the earliest stages by
simple self-examination, when it is almost guaranteed curable by
painless removal in a dermatologist's office. Waiting allows it to
invade internally, transforming it to one of the most malignant and
incurable of all cancers.
son would likely be alive today if he had received this kind of
information about a
disease which is much more common and serious than most
said Stephen and Gail Fine.
Minutes of the University Assessment Committee
of University Assessment Committee meeting Wednesday Sept. 19 at 3
p.m. in Woodburn Conference Room 1.
Earley, Myers, Altmyer.
Cook, Haislett, J. Miller, K. Meyers, Calhoon, Schamber,
Sharon Hemmingson. Visitor: Pearce.
and amended the operational guidelines for the year.
Added the position of faculty development coordinator to the
said he would send a list of annual reports to the committee with
the following deadlines:
15 - 1/2 of arts and sciences
15 - 1/2 of arts and sciences
15 - business and technology
15 - education
reported that this was the last year of the Bush grant.
This year would be dedicated to learning how to evaluate
teaching and learning. The
Faculty Development group would be using Huba's book and Scholarship
Revisited as the backbone of their efforts.
Faculty Development had $180,000 available for faculty and
administration to attend mini-grants and workshops related to the
teaching and learning theme. The
Collaboration Conference brochure had been handed out to faculty and
conference is to be held on Nov 16th and 17th.
If possible, faculty can fly on the 15th and return on the
17th. Anyone interested should contact Pearce by Oct 1.
meeting is scheduled for Wednesday Oct. 10 at 3pm in Woodburn
Conference room 1.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are the program materials received Sept.13-26
in the grants office, Woodburn 218. 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. Collaborative
Research in Chemistry. Letters
of intent due November 16; proposals due Dec.17.
S. Department of Education.
Business and International Education Program provides
grants to institutions of higher education to enhance
international business education programs and to expand the
capacity of the business community to engage in international
economic activities. Nov.
- U. S. Department of Education.
Research and Studies Program provides grants to conduct research
and studies to improve and strengthen instruction in modern
foreign languages, area studies, and other international fields.
Nov. 5, 2001.
This week at Black Hills State University
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personality & learning styles session, Cook
119, 12-1:30 p.m.
teacher meeting, Jonas 202, 7 p.m .
personality & learning styles session, Cook 119,
Festival, Student Union Jacket Legacy Room, 10
vs. S.D. Tech, Young Center, 7 p.m.
teacher meeting, Jonas 304, 3:30 p.m.
personality & careers session, Student Union,
vs. S.D. Tech, Young Center, 7 p.m.
Student teacher meeting, Student
Union room 221, 7 a.m .
Inexpensive Way to Control Risk"
Holiday Inn and Convention Center in Spearfish, 9:30
and Gold luncheon, Cedar House Restaurant, noon
Steve Storsve art show, 5 p.m. to 8
vs. Mayville State, Young Center, 7 p.m.
School Admissions Testing, Jonas, 3rd floor, 8
a.m.- 1 p.m.
Volleyball vs. Valley City State, 11 a.m., Young
game vs. Dickinson State, Parents Day, 1:30 p.m., Lyle