Volume XXV No. 6 Feb. 9, 2001
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- Deborah Hopkins, library associate, E.Y. Berry
Library Learning Center
- Lois Evers, salad maker, dining services
Schmidt, from senior cook to food service supervisor, dining
- Rusty Luebchow, storekeeper, University
- David Jenner, computing
to present at Black Hills State University
maiz, nationally known poet, will present his original poetry
Wednesday, Feb. 14 at 7 p.m. at the Student Union Jacket Legacy
room on the campus of Black Hills State University.
presentation, “Voice of the Poet,”
features maiz reciting from
memory which gives him the opportunity to infuse
nuance and meaning that each poem deserves.
reception for maiz will be held at 6:30 p.m. This event, which is
open to the public at no charge, is sponsored by the Black Hills
State University UP Team Fine Arts Committee.
Lamb to attend conference
Charles Lamb, College of Arts and Science associate professor, has
been chosen to attend a regional convention of neuron scientists.
conference, "New Strategies for Functional Visualization of
Peripheral and Central Chemosensory Cells," was organized to
initiate interaction and collaboration between chemosensory
scientists in the Rocky Mountain area.
conference objectives are to share experimental techniques,
indentify new directions for chemosensory studies and establish
for this three-day conference are being invited from universities
throughout the Intermountain Region. Organizers hope the focused
discussion session will generate a cross-fertilization of ideas from
The conference is sponsored by National Institutes of Health.
detection is fundamental to organisms ranging from bacteria to man.
The chemosensory system that mediate chemical detection include the
gustatory, olfactory, vomeronasal and trigeminal senses.
the number of scientists interested in various aspects of
chemosensory processing in the Intermountain region of Colorado,
Utah and Idaho has reached a critical mass.
This conference is designed to initiate interaction and
collaboration between chemosensory scientists in this geographically
joined the BHSU science faculty in 1995. He earned a Ph.D. in
physiology from Louisiana State University in 1991.
Now live on the web
Dawn Taggart, student intern at BHSU Media Relations
Hills State University’s student-run radio station, KBHU 89.1 FM,
went online late this fall.
Dave Diamond, KBHU advisor, had been
encouraging BHSU students to get audio on the Internet for some,
is the only college radio station that’s broadcasting on the web
in South Dakota,” said Andy Erickson, a BHSU student from
Beresford who serves as the station’s program and production
director. “We’ve received a lot of good feedback from other
colleges around the country, one from a program director of a
station in Dayton, Ohio. We received an email from a student at
Dakota State and his only complaint was that it [KBHU] wasn’t on
broadband [for better sound quality].”
said that a student came up with the idea of getting KBHU on the web
last year, but that student graduated without taking any action on
the project. Erickson decided that it was a good idea and got the
ball rolling. “I talked to John Shafto at Altaire Enterprises. He
helped us out a lot. Basically, we were a guinea pig in a project of
his,” said Erickson.
online broadcasting began in December of 2000, and Altaire
Enterprises gave KBHU web hosting in exchange for mention on the
web page was designed by Erickson, who had never designed a website
said, “I learned as I went along. It’s a very user-friendly
Williamson, a sophomore from Hill City who serves as the station’s
online director, maintains the page including a link to a brief
history of the 100-watt FM station with pictures of disc jockeys
from the 70s and 80s.
this year, definitely next year, we will archive all the games on
the web,” said Erickson.
archive will contain all of the college athletic activities, play by
play, for the academic year.
which first aired in 1974, is the only station in the area that
plays solely alternative rock. The website can be found at http://www.kbhuthebuzz.com.
Institute of the Arts presents Valentines show
Hills Summer Institute of the Arts presents “From Vienna With
Love” on Saturday, Feb. 10, at 7:30 p.m.
The evening of love songs and dancing will be held at the
Matthews Opera House in Spearfish.
Reservations, with a $25 donation, include fondue, aperitif
and desserts. The
event features table prizes and gala attire.
Tickets are available by calling 642-6420 or 341-5714; a
limited number of tickets will be available at the door.
Valentine’s festivity features Guido Della Vecchia, operatic
tenor, with Janeen Larsen, accompanist.
Other top performing artists include:
Brahms Liebeslieder Singers with accompanists James MacInnes
and Albin Spreizer, the Rushmore Orchestra and the Black Hills Dance
proceeds benefit BHSIA’s student scholarship fund. The festivity
is sponsored by BHSU’s College of Arts and Sciences.
schedules annual art walk
7th Annual Hot Chocolate Days Art Walk is scheduled for
Feb 15-18 in Spearfish. This year more than 60 artists will be
showing their artwork in Spearfish businesses. The Art Walk features
a variety of art, including bronze sculptures, photography,
paintings, pencil drawings, paper tole and fiber art. The public is
invited to stroll through businesses to view the various artwork and
sip hot chocolate as they are shopping.
temporary studio will be set up in the Old City Hall building at 722
Main Street, Spearfish, Tuesday, Feb. 12 through Saturday, Feb. 17.
Stop by and view artists creating masterpieces from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
through Friday and 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday.
This annual event is held in
conjunction with the Winter Art Show at the Matthews Opera House.
For more information call the Spearfish Chamber at 642-2626.
BH residence hall association
recognizes students and staff
residence hall association at Black Hills State University
recognized a residence hall and students and staff for the month of
Hall, a women’s dormitory, was recognized as the hall of the month
and cited for initiating a program known as “Stress-Less Week.”
Residents created a stress-reducing week during finals week by
setting aside a night for massages, one for gingerbread house
making, and one night for singing carols and drinking cider.
Harney, university apartments director, said, “The residence hall
association recognition is a means to award individuals in the
residence halls for their contributions to the residence hall
communities. The individuals awarded are nominated by the residents
of each residence hall. After all the ballots are collected, the
hall government for each hall meets and chooses the best nomination.
… The residence hall association also votes on the overall hall of
the month, floor-wing community of the month and program of the
the month of December Humbert Hall was recognized and was also
selected as having the program of the month with its “Stress-Less
Hall second floor of the south wing was honored for its decorating
themes, Christmas party and friendly atmosphere.
students of the month are Pat Moriarity, a sophomore from Philp; Ben
Bryce, a sophomore from Worland, Wyo.; Max Masters, a freshman from
Parker; Gretchen and Stephanie Stubberud, freshmen from Rapid City;
and Tacy Boldt, a freshman from Arlington.
government members of the month for December are Paul Gourly, a
freshman from Sioux Falls; Lindsay Whitley, University Place, Wash.;
Max Masters; Ian Laber, a freshman from Winner; and Amber
Fitzpatrick, a freshman from Sturgis.
members of the month for December are Ralph Hoover and Connie
Nicolas of the university custodial staff, and student workers Max
Masters, Sarah Griswold, a sophomore from Gillette, Wyo.; and Teresa
Addington, a junior from Lead.
of the University Assessment Committee meeting
of University Assessment Committee Wednesday, Jan. 31 at 3 p.m. in
Woodburn Conference Room 1.
Earley, Schamber, Calhoon, Sharon Hemmingson, Derrick Buchholz.
Absent: Cook, Haislett, Kent Meyers, Dean Myers, Altmyer, Termes,
and J. Miller.
committee decided to go ahead and consider the annual reports. Derrick Buchholz introduced himself as the new student
accountancy and accounting
b. Business administration
e. Human resource
Report returned for revision
a. American Indian
Reports accepted but no recommendation
a. Composite physical science
committee discussed the reports and concluded that there was an
overall problem in regard to the reports from the Colleges of
Business and Education. The
chair agreed to send a letter to the respective deans explaining the
concerns of the committee.
next meeting will be on Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in Woodburn Conference
of the Feb. 6 NCA Self-Study Committee meeting
of NCA Self-Study Committee Meeting Tuesday Feb. 6 - Woodburn
Conference Room 1-3:30 p.m.
Earley, J. Johnson, Cook, Keller, Kloppel, B. Silva, Schamber,
Downing, D. Wessel, A. Hemmingson, Heidrich
Haislett, Lin, Lefler, Card, Godsell, K. Johnson
committee discussed the report on Response to the Concerns of the
1992 Visiting Team- various editorial changes were suggested and
will be submitted to the chair.
1 - Regional University- The committee wanted to see a description
of the regional role of the institution and the coverage of that
issue in the strategic plan. Heidrich agreed to draft a statement covering those points
which would cover the points.
2 - Hiring of Minorities and Females - committee discussed this and
a suggestion was made that the pool of applicants should be
considered as an example of efforts to hire.
Chair agreed to ask Ms. Haeder if the data was available.
3 - Committee was concerned that the numbers appearing in various
charts were different for the same category and wanted someone to
make sure that the data was consistent throughout.
The chair agreed to serve as that person.
4 - Additional support staff - Hemmingson questioned the statement
the computer center. Chair
asked him to provide a statement that reflected the issue.
5 - No major suggestions
6 - Heidrich reported that in a recent faculty senate meeting the
senate went on record as supporting a faculty senate representing
faculty, not a university senate.
7 - No major suggestions
Concern 8 - Suggestion that the chair straighten out the chart-
9 - No major suggestions
the concerns were addressed, the committee reviewed the next item to
Wessel reported that the taskforce on Criterion 2 would be ready to
discuss Criterion 2 at the next meeting on Feb. 13.
He hoped to send the report out to committee members before
reported that the taskforce on Criterion 3 would be ready to discuss
Criterion 3 by the end of the month.
Wessel also asked about storage space for the material he had
responded that he thought it would be stored in Jonas and agreed to
talk to Schamber about the issue.
Improvement Committee funds available - Top
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.
Any 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
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.
for grant funding will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis.
The deadline for submission will be the third Tuesday of each month;
a decision will be made as soon as practicable on each proposal.
The original plus 10 copies of the proposals should be
submitted to the grants and special projects office, 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
research funds available
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
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 spring of 2002. Apply now. The deadline is March 2, 2001.
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.
The research committee will not provide salary.
The committee may approve payment to student or non-student research
assistants. Deliver the original plus ten copies of your proposal to
the grants office in Woodburn 218 or Dr. Farrokhi’s office in
Grants opportunities announced - Top
are the program materials received Jan.
25-31 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.
This week at BHSU
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Gallery, Tim Rickers art exhibit begins
Type Indicator (learning style workshop), Student Union room
221, 2-2:50 p.m.
Book Fair, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Briggs Type Indicator (learning style workshop), Student
Union room 221, 2-2:50 p.m.
student teachers meeting, Student Union, 7 p.m.
student teachers meeting, Student Union, 3 p.m.
maiz, poetry presentation, Student Union Jacket Legacy
room, 7 p.m.
reception at 6:30 p.m.
Briggs Type Indicator (career workshop), Career Center, 5-6:30
and Gold luncheon, Millstone, noon
Briggs Type Indicator (career workshop), Career Center, 3:30-5
student teachers meeting, Student Union, 7 p.m.
Day: high school students on campus
and women’s basketball vs. Jamestown College, Young
Center, 6 p.m. and 8 p.m.
LSAT (Law School Admission
women’s basketball vs. University of Mary, Young Center, 6