Volume XXV No. 41 Oct.
items to Campus Currents - Top
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Resignation - Top
- Deb Wessler, staff assistant EAFB
Hesson attends physical education conference -
Dr. James Hesson, professor of physical education
at Black Hills State University, recently attended the Western College
Physical Education Society (WCPES) 46th Annual Conference in
Hesson was invited
to serve as a co-discussion leader for a focus group discussion of the
topic, “Should we be offering students a background in Health,
Physical Education, Recreation and Dance?”
He was also invited to serve on the Future Directions Committee
of WCPES, which decides the future direction of the organization.
The theme for the 46th Annual Conference
was “Integrated Scholarship and Collaboration:
WCPES in the 21st Century.”
WCPES, originally called the Western College Men’s Physical
Society (WCMPES), met for the first time in the fall of 1956 at the University of Utah to
discuss concerns with meeting locations of the College Physical
Education Association. Questionnaires
distributed after that meeting led the group to decide to meet
independently of the College Physical Education Association, to deal
only with the topic of physical education, to use a round-table
discussion format without presenters or panels, and to limit each
program to discussion of two or three issues.
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 BHSU since 1990.
Since 1993 he has worked each summer at the U.S. Olympic Training
Center with athletes and coaches. He
frequently serves as an author and textbook reviewer for several
Dakota Chamber Orchestra will perform at Matthews Opera House
Nov. 4 - Top
Dr. Randy Royer, director of instrumental music at
Black Hills State University, works with co-concert mistresses,
center, Karena Huckins, a senior threatre major and music minor, and
Mary Pochop, an adjunct music faculty member, in preparation for the
Dakota Chamber Orchestra Fall Music Concert to be held Nov. 4 at 4
p.m. at the Matthew’s Opera House. The fall concert is open to the
public at no cost. Concert information is available by contacting
Royer at 642-6255.
authors will present slideshows - Top
nationally-known environmental speakers will make slide-show
presentations at Black Hills State University Nov. 1 and 2.
Vileisis will present “Discovering the Unknown Landscape,” Nov.
1. Tim Palmer will present “The Heart of America: our landscape,
our future,” Nov. 2. Both presentations are at 7 p.m. at the
Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center room 214.
The husband and wife team is being sponsored by the Center
for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education (CAMSE) at
Black Hills State University.
The sessions are open to the public at no charge.
will present an informative slide show based on her award winning
book, “Discovering the Unknown Landscape.” She uses beautiful
and jarring images to bring the story of wetland history alive as
she explains how Americans have used wetlands in the past and sought
to conserve them in recent years. Her slide show reveals the history
of America’s wetlands and reflects on some key lessons the past
can teach us about protecting these important ecosystems today.
author of 12 books and numerous magazine articles about the
environment, will speak the following evening, Nov. 2. Palmer has
been active in river conservation since 1971. He will show photos
and talk about ecosystems in all regions of the country. While
showing vivid photographs of the varied land of our nation, he will
discuss the issues affecting each type of landscape and the
activities of citizens who are engaged in working for better
administers a scholars program in mathematics and science education
that is designed for exceptional students interested in mathematics
and science who want to expand their intellectual horizons and be
recognized for their abilities and efforts. The focus of this
program is to promote excellence in math and science, and
particularly in math and science education. Students selected as
Center Scholars enter into contracts with faculty members to do
additional learning activities such as working in a scientific
laboratory, studying special topics, gaining field experience in a
school classrooms, or studying special problems in teaching and
learning math or science.
interested in the CAMSE scholars program should contact Dr. Ben
Sayler, director of CAMSE, at 642-6874.
center to host career day - Top
Due to the recent tragic events in our country, and their
effect on our economy, it is becoming increasingly difficult for
individuals to find jobs. The staff at the career center at Black
Hills State University is encouraging students to get a head start
on their job search by attending a career education day workshop
Saturday, Nov. 3 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the BHSU Career Center
on the lower level of the Student Union.
This workshop, which is also open to the
general public, will address job search strategies, resume-writing
techniques, and internet sites and library resources that will aid
in the job search. The
workshop will conclude with a choice of a panel discussion on life
after graduation or internship experiences.
BHSU career counselors advise that new hiring
by employers may be cut even more drastically here than in other
regions of the country. Companies
that typically hire up to 20 new graduates each year stated they
will likely be hiring only two to five this year. This situation
will have a strong negative effect on all BHSU students.
All positions, whether they be full-time, part-time, or
internships, will become fewer.
The remaining positions will go to those who start early and
get to the employers first. Now
is the ideal time for students to begin the job search and to start
networking with employers.
For further information on the workshop, contact the
career center at 642-6277 or stop by on the lower level of the
Student Union. They
will also find workshop information on the internet at www.bhsu.edu/careers.
BHSU student is finalist for
national entrepreneur award - Top
Titze, a BHSU student and owner of Quality Shuttle and Tours in
Spearfish, will be attending the North American Collegiate
Entrepreneur Awards conference in Chicago in early November.
was named the 2001 Northern Plains Collegiate Entrepreneur award
is one of 14 finalists for the national award which also includes
winners from Canada and Mexico. Titze was nominated for the award by Verona Beguin,
assistant professor of business, and Priscilla Romkema, assistant
professor and director of the Center for Business and
Entrepreneurial Studies. The awards are intended to recognize
business owners for their exceptional entrepreneurial skill and
creativity among undergraduate students enrolled in colleges and
universities or technical schools.
coffee shop is open - Top
library coffee shop is now open from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Monday
espresso, cappuccino, latte`, mocha, house coffee, hot tea, hot
chocolate, Italian soda, and assorted juices.
of the NCA self-study committee meeting - Top
of North Central self-study committee Monday Oct. 15 at 3 p.m. in
Schurrer, Earley, Cook, A. Hemmingson, D. Wessel, Schamber,
Fuqua, J. Johnson. Absent: Heidrich, Dar, K. Johnson, Babbitt.
discussion took place about the visit of Dr. Breslin.
Chair explained that she will not be a part of the visiting
team but is our liaison with the NCA and will help us with our
self-study. In the
spring we will be sent
a list of potential visiting team members and
will have input into their selection.
criterion 2- organization- looked at administration, faculty, and
suggestions were made as to corrections or changes in the document.
Also discussed the organizational chart.
Agreed that next time we will look at criterion 2 involving
physical plant - animal care and safety.
The next meeting will be in Jonas 110 on Oct. 29
at 3 p.m.
of the graduate council meeting Oct. 16 - Top
of Graduate Council Meeting of Tuesday, Oct. 16, at 3:30 p.m. in
Steckline, Sujithamrack, Thares, Alsup, Molseed, C. Johnston,
R. Chrisman, Earley. Absent: Cook,
Erickson, Silva, Austin.
Dr. A. Gabel had proposed the following changes in curriculum
PHSI 791: Special
Problems in Physical Science 1-3 hours should be changed to PHSI 791: Independent
Study in Physical Science 1-3 hours
2.CHEM 791: Special
Problems in Chemistry 1-3 hours should be changed to CHEM 791: Independent
Study in Chemistry 1-3 hours
BIOL 692: Special
Problems in Biology 1-3 hours should be changed to
BIOL 792: Special
Topics in Biology 1-3 hours.
made and seconded to approve. Discussion of
a) PHSI 791 is listed as 1-7 is the
intent to drop from 1-7
to 1-3 credit hours; and b) why SCI 79: Special Problems was not
changed. Chair said he
would talk to Dr. Gabel. Changes
reported that the College of Education was still working on how to
handle the large number of graduate students in the current program.
Currently there were three options: thesis, collaborative
research/publication project, and portfolio.
The last was inactive at this point.
The college was proposing a fourth option: comprehensive
exams. He distributed
the latest proposal to the council.
Discussion followed. Moved
and seconded to authorize further development.
reported that he was traveling to Pierre and Eagle Butte in the near
future to help establish online cohorts for the spring semester.
stated that the graduate students in business were discussing
forming a student club.
The next meeting will be on Tuesday Nov. 20th at
3:30 p.m. in Jonas 309.
grants available - Top
The Instructional Improvement Committee (IIC)
encourages, through monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to improve the quality of
instruction at BHSU.
full- time faculty member, full- time adjunct faculty, or other full-
time staff member engaged in student instruction may apply for grant
funds administered by the committee.
Grant funding will normally be available up to a maximum of
$1,000 per project. Priority will be given to projects that will
have a broad-based, visible, continuing impact of instruction across
faculty members and/or disciplines. Funds are available for
development of materials and methods to improve teaching and
learning, equipment to enhance teaching and learning, travel to
conferences or workshops which enhance teaching and learning, and
bringing consulting lecturers and teaching specialists to campus to
offer presentations to and/or with faculty and teaching-support
staff at BHSU.
members who apply for grants to support travel to a conference or
workshop are limited to receiving no more than one grant every three
years. In the other
categories, priority will be given to those who have not received an
IIC grant in the last academic year.
Proposals for grant funding
will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis. The deadline for
submission will be the last Friday of each month; a decision will be
made as soon as practicable on each proposal.
Eleven copies of the proposals should be submitted to the
grants and special projects office in Woodburn 218, or to the chair
of the committee, Sharon Strand. Proposals will consist of the
proposal and budget outlines following the specified format
available at the grants and special projects web
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 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.
opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received Oct.
11-17 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.
National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance.
E-team course and program development grants.
The goal of the course and program grants is to generate
and institutionalize high-quality E-team programs and support
existing efforts to teach invention, innovation, and
entrepreneurship at schools across the country.
Deadline is Dec. 15.
This week at Black Hills State University
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Junior Exam preview, Cook 119, 8 a.m. & 3
Lyle Hare Stadium and Salem Park, noon
vs. South Dakota Tech, Lyle Hare Stadium, 1:30 p.m.
band and community band concert,
Student Union Multipurpose room, 7:30 p.m.
dealing with stress, Student Union, 2 p.m.
vs. Minot State, Young Center, 7 p.m.
dealing with stress, Student Union, noon
and Gold luncheon, Cedar House Restaurant, noon
Film Series, “Synthetic Pleasures,” Jonas 305,
– The Last Night at Ballyhoo, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Sense Workshop/ seminar series, “Collection
Blues…How to get Paid,” Spearfish Area Chamber
office, 8 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
– The Last Night at Ballyhoo, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
College Testing, Jonas, 3rd floor, 8 a.m. to 1
– The Last Night at Ballyhoo, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.