Volume XXV No. 47 Dec. 7, 2001
items to Campus Currents - Top
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Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top
Hunt, purchasing assistant, University Support Service
Retirement - Top
CSA position open - Top
following career service position is open
- security officer, facilities services
additional information, review the announcement bulletin or contact
the personnel office.
BHSU powerlifting student sets a new state record - Top
Angie Engel, a Black Hills State University
student from Beresford, set a new state bench-press record in her
weight class at the Northwest/Dakota Powerlifting Championships in
Rapid City recently. She earned first place in the open women’s
Engel, a senior with the dual majors of
wellness management and psychology, qualified for the USAPL
Women’s National Powerlifting Championships in Chicago, Ill, in
lift of 170 pounds set a new state bench-press record in the
123-pound weight class. Her total weight lifted in three lifts
(squat, bench press, and deadlift) was 654 pounds.
Last February, Engel competed at the South
Dakota Powerlifting Championships where she also earned first in
the open women’s event. She
lifted a total of
687 pounds in her three lifts (squat, bench
press, and deadlift). At
that event, she also set a new state bench-press record in the
132-pound weight class of 170 pounds. Engel began training for
competition only one year ago.
Before that, lifting had been simply a form of exercise.
Engel was instrumental in the formation of the
BHSU dance team and has served as the BHSU cheerleader supervisor.
Last year she was the cheerleader supervisor for the INFL Red
Dog team in Rapid City. She
also competed in pole vaulting last year with the BHSU track and
The Northwest/Dakota Powerlifting Championships
are sponsored by USA Powerlifting, a drug-free powerlifting
for state summer internship available at BHSU Career Center - Top
student summer internships with the state of South Dakota are
available at the Black Hills State Career Center.
The state of
South Dakota's executive intern program was created to provide
opportunities for students to gain first-hand knowledge and
understanding of governmental processes through pre-professional
work experiences in various occupational fields. The executive
intern program offers internships for students in many areas.
internships are available with the Bureau of Personnel, Governor’s
Office of Economic Development, Bureau of Administration, Bureau of
Information and Telecommunications, Department of Revenue,
Department of Agriculture, Department of Tourism and Economic
Development, Game Fish and Parks, Department of Social Services,
Health and Human Services, Department of Transportation,
Department of Education and Cultural Affairs, Department Of
Corrections, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, and
the Attorney General’s Office.
Any student who
is currently enrolled at an institution of higher education is
eligible to apply to the intern program. This includes
vocational-technical programs as well as undergraduate and graduate
programs. Students must be classified as a sophomore or above by the
time the internship starts. The application deadline is Feb. 5,
For a complete
listing of internships and application contact Sarah Chase at the
BHSU Career Center at (605) 642-6219. Information is also available
on the web at www.bhsu.edu/careers
or at www.state.sd.us/jobs
presents ‘Sylvia’ - Top
The BHSU theatre department presents “Sylvia,”
by A.R. Gurney Dec. 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. in Woodburn Hall
“Sylvia,” 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.
concerts scheduled - Top
department at Black Hills State University will perform its annual
Christmas Concert Saturday, Dec. 8 at 3:30 p.m. at the Belle Fourche
Community Center and Sunday, Dec. 9 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church in Spearfish.
Concert” will feature the Dakota Chamber Orchestra, directed by
Dr. Randall Royer;
Community Band, directed by Christopher Hahn; and the BHSU Concert
Choir, directed by Stephen Parker.
The two concerts are open to the public free of charge.
United Ministries is collecting gifts
for annual Christmas shoebox project - Top
fourth annual United Ministries and Black Hills State University
Shoebox Project has begun. Each year Black Hills State University
makes Christmas a reality for residents of the Belle Fourche Long
Term Care Center. Gifts may be left at the table in the Student
Center or may be placed in the box in Pangburn Hall.
needed are white socks, small mirrors, stationery, postage stamps,
books of puzzles,
small stuffed animals, sugarless and regular candy, greeting cards,
Black Hills State University help the residents at the Belle Fourche
Long Term Care Center have a great Christmas by contributing to the
Shoebox Project in the Student Union.
Gifts will be wrapped on Dec. 10 beginning at 3:30
p.m. in room 221 of the Student Union.
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. The next application deadline is Dec.
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 Nov.
29-Dec. 5 in the grants office in Woodburn 218. For copies of the
information, call the grants office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
Northeast Asia Council. The
Northeast Asia Council (NEAC) of the Association for Asian
Studies, in conjunction with the Japan-U.S. Friendship
Commission, supports a variety of grant programs in Japanese
studies designed to facilitate the research of individual
scholars, to improve the quality of teaching about Japan on both
the college and precollege levels, and to integrate the study of
Japan into the major academic disciplines. Applications for all programs must arrive (not be
postmarked) by Feb. 1, 2002, for the spring awards.
Travel to Japan for professional purposes. Grants of a maximum of 200,000 yen (approximately
$1,735.00) are available to cover expenses in Japan while
conducting a specific project explicitly related to Japan,
which can be accomplished in the period of time requested.
on Teaching about Japan.
Grants normally will not exceed $5,000.
Projects should be designed to promote public and
scholarly knowledge about Japan, including seminars and
workshops designed to improve Japanese language teaching and
This week at Black Hills State
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|Christmas on Campus
Theatre - Sylvia, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
College Testing, Jonas 3rd floor, 8 a.m. to 1
Record Exam, Jonas 3rd floor, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Band/Choir Concert, Belle
Fourche Community Center, 3:30 p.m.
Theatre - Sylvia, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
|Band/Choir Concert, St.
Josephs Catholic Church, 2:30 p.m.
New student registration,
Student Union Legacy Room
Student recital, Cook 303, 3:30
CSA meeting, 9:30 a.m.
& Gold luncheon, Millstone Family Restaurant,
Sense Workshop/ seminar series, “Improving your
Image at Work,” Spearfish Area Chamber Office, 8 a.m.
to 9:45 p.m.
Commencement practice, Young
Center, 2:45 p.m.
Basketball games vs. Valley City,
women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m., Young Center
Commencement ceremonies, Young
Center, 10 a.m.
Basketball games vs. Mayville
State, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m., Young