Volume XXV No. 8 Feb. 23, 2001
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Tentinger, Shimon and Silva present at convention - Top
James Hesson, professor of physical education and health, Dr. Larry
Tentinger, assistant professor of physical education and health, and
Dr. Jane Shimon, assistant professor of physical education and
health, attended and presented at the Central District Convention of
the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation,
and Dance, (AAHPERD) held in Des Moines, Iowa, Feb. 8 – 10.
The Central District of AAHPERD consists of nine states in
the upper central United States.
presented, "Making A Difference - Service Learning In
Action," assisted by Hesson and Shimon. This presentation
focused on how to create an advocacy effort that will get students
involved in health-related community - service projects that draw
positive media attention and result in favorable response from
legislators and others.
Shimon, Tentinger, and Dr. Betsy Silva, department of Health and
Education chairperson, presented "The Total Ab
presentation involved the growing problem of abdominal
comprehensive plan was presented to help AAHPERD professionals teach
people how to achieve victory in the battle of the bulge. Since
Silva was unable to travel this year, and her abdominal
circumference was rather large (due to her pregnancy), she planned
her portion of the presentation in advance and recorded it on
videotape to be presented in absentia.
organized the visually impressive presentation, including all of the
main points in text, illustrations from transparences, clip art and
photographs in PowerPoint and recorded it on a CD. In addition to
preparing the technology part of the presentation in advance, Shimon
operated the computer, VCR, and LCD projector at the hotel
convention center with only 10 minutes between sessions.
donates mailboxes to child care center - Top
at the Black Hills State University child-care center present David
Calhoon, assistant professor of education at BHSU, with a special
thank-you Valentine in honor of the mailboxes he built and donated
to the center. Calhoon,
who serves on the child-care center advisory board, volunteered to
build the mailboxes donating his time, labor and materials to make
mailboxes. The mailboxes are already in use at the center, according
to director Diane Mabey. She indicated that the center has had a
need for mailboxes for several years but found them to be cost
prohibitive. Presenting the thank-you card to Calhoon are front, Courtney Babb, Ambrielle Belter, Kennedy VanOurkerk, back row,
Blake Pruden, Calhoon, Devin Schumacher, Matthew Rosencranz.
and Hahn will perform - Top
Hills State University music faculty members Dr. Janeen Larsen and
Christopher Hahn will present a recital Thursday, March 1 at 7:30
p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium on the BHSU campus.
recital, titled (Mostly) 20th Century (Mostly) American
Music for Trumpet and Piano, will feature Hahn on trumpet and Larsen
on piano. Admission to the recital is free.
is well known throughout the area as a classical and jazz pianist.
She is the chair of the division of fine and performing arts at
BHSU. Larson earned a master’s degree in piano music from the
University of Wisconsin
and a Ph.D. in curriculum and instruction
from the University of Florida. She joined the BHSU music faculty in
joined the BHSU music faculty this fall.
He managed a music store and played professionally in area
bands and orchestras in Cheyenne, Wyo. He is a California native and
received his bachelor’s degree in music history and literature
from the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Fla. While there he
studied with Gilbert Johnson, former principal trumpet with the
earned a master’s degree in music history from the University of
Wyoming. At U.W. his principal teachers included Janet Griffith,
William Stacy, and Ted Lapina.
The concert will feature a cross section of music
ranging from the 1890s through the 1990s. Composers on the program
include Leonard Bernstein, J. B. Arban, Kent Kennan, Mike Garson,
and Peter Schickele, better known to music fans as P.D.Q. Bach.
win bowling competition - Top
Black Hills State University students found you don’t have to be a
varsity athlete to find success in sports.
Oelke, Dusty Evenson and Tyler Steinle took their love of sport to
the next level by participating in the Association of College
Unions-International (ACUI) Region 10 tournament at Iowa State
University in Ames, Iowa, earlier this month.
Oelke, a junior from Belle Fourche, captured first place in bowling,
and Evenson a sophomore from Gillette, Wyo., followed up in second
place. Not to be left behind,
Steinle, a freshman from Sturgis, finished third in table tennis.
They were among eight competitors sent to the tournament from BHSU.
Belle Fourche bowler captured the championship in the collegiate
all-events division, a first for a bowler moving up from the
bowlers are now eligible to compete in the ACUI tournament held in
Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., in May. Steinle will compete in a table-tennis
tournament in Baltimore, Md., in April.
BHSU theatre to present musical
BHSU theatre department will present “Tintypes” by Mary Kyte
with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle Feb. 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m., and at
2:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Woodburn Auditorium.
setting for this play is pre-World War I America. Like Ragtime,
this nostalgic but thrillingly subversive revue takes us back to
turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of
ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world
of automobiles, electricity and
telephone; where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders
like J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time
of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change
the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.
desiring to purchase tickets for this play may do so by calling
642-6171 beginning Monday the week of the play.
and Gold Club Booster of the Year recognized - Top
King of Spearfish was recognized recently as the Green and Gold Club
booster of the year for 2000 at half time during a men’s
basketball game at Black Hills State University. Presenting the
award to LaChel McCollar, left, store manager, Crystal Stansbury,
assistant manager, and store employee Dennis Suiter, were Myles
Kennedy, left, Green and Gold Club president and Dr. Thomas Flickema,
university president. Burger King donated $12,500 in cash and over
$4,000 in products and labor in support of university athletics last
clubs support CASA benefit concert - Top
time to tap your toes and snap your fingers as a hard-driving blue
grass group known as Six Mile Road will be performing at a CASA
(Court Appointed Special Advocate) benefit concert, March 16 at 7
p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium on the Black Hills State University
university’s Human Services and Sociology Clubs are sponsoring the
benefit concert. Admission is $5 at the door. The concert is open to
Northern Hills Area CASA program is a community-based agency
committed to ending child abuse by serving the needs of children.
The advocacy group seeks to promote and protect the best interests
neglected children involved in court proceedings through the
advocacy efforts of trained volunteers.
volunteers spend about 10 to 15 hours a month with the children,
foster parents, and social workers. Volunteers submit reports, based
on observation, research, and the child’s wishes, to the court as
to what course of action would be best for the child. There are
currently 35 active volunteers serving approximately 90 children in
the Northern Hills area.
Information on the CASA program or the benefit
concert is available by contacting the CASA office at (605) 578-1161.
hosts economic education workshop for teachers
Hills State University in cooperation with several support
organizations will be presenting an Entrepreneurship in the 21st
Century conference, Thursday, March 1, beginning at 8:15 a.m. in the
Student Union Jacket Legacy room.
entrepreneurship conference is open to the public at no charge and
is sponsored by the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, the
Center for Economic Education, the Association of Business Clubs and
conference opens with registration and refreshments at 8:15 a.m.
Participants will be welcomed at 8:45 a.m. by Dr. Priscilla Romkema,
director of the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship and by Dr.
Gary Meek, dean of the College of business and Technology.
Presentations begin at 9 a.m. and include Verona Beguin, assistant
professor of business, presenting “Location, Location,
Location,” at 10 a.m. Lisa Little Chief Bryan, entrepreneur and
teacher, will speak about “ Entrepreneurship:
What it Takes to be and Entrepreneur,” at 11 a.m.
Chapman, founder of the Chapman Group, will address the group with
“The Five Powers of an Organization.”
noon a luncheon for high school teachers will be held and Dr. Ron DeBeaumont,
co-director of the Center for Economic Education, will speak.
conference will convene at 1:15 p.m. with a presentation by Anna
Seaton Huntington talking about “A Comparison of Sports and
Business.” She was a bronze medalist in women’s pair rowing at
the 1992 Olympics. Mark Young, entrepreneur, will present
“Experience of an Entrepreneur” at 2 p.m.
conference will conclude following final remarks at 2:50 p.m.
information is available by contacting Priscilla Romkema, Center for
Business and Entrepreneurship director, 1200 University, Unit 9006,
Spearfish, S.D. 57799-9006, phone (605) 642-6091 or email email@example.com
BHSU to offer course on starting your
you have ever thought about starting your own business but were
unsure of how to go about it, a course is now available at Black
Hills State University to help you get started.
for Business Start-Ups will help participants develop their skills
and help them analyze their business concepts as they prepare to
become an entrepreneur.
to course organizers, “It is proven that the entrepreneur who
plans is the entrepreneur who succeeds. For this reason,
participants will develop a start-up plan during the course to test
the feasibility of their business idea and to act as the blueprint
for start-up venture.”
ten-session 30-hour course begins March 13 and is taught by Randalei
associate professor of business at BHSU. She is a certified
coordinator for NxLevel Entrepreneurship and NxLevel Business
Start-up programs. The course, sponsored by the Center for Business
and Entrepreneurship, will meet on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 p.m. and
continue through June 5. The participants will use three weeks
during the specified time span for additional research.
Course registration is $300 and must be submitted
with an application by March 2. Registration and course information
is available by contacting Priscilla Romkema, Center for Business
and Entrepreneurship director, 1200 University, Unit 9006,
Spearfish, S.D. 57799-9006, phone (605) 642-6091 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Minutes of the faculty senate meeting
faculty senate minutes for Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2001, in Jonas
110 at 3:15 p.m.
present: Curtis Card, Dan Durben, Margaret Lewis, Fred Heidrich,
Steve Babbitt, Vincent King, Rob Schurrer, Rena Faye Norby, Barb
Chrisman for Colleen Kirby, Crystal Muglia (Absent: Don Chastain,
Card opened the meeting. Minutes
of the previous meeting were approved. The agenda was approved.
senate reviewed and approved curriculum proposals.
The senate discussed some of the faculty concerns with the
current administration of the student opinion surveys.
There were reports of students looking through and discussing
completed surveys, surveys done as group projects, and students not
taking the surveys seriously. The
Senate agreed that much more care must be taken with the student
opinion surveys and that the dignity and integrity of the
administration of the surveys must be improved.
- The issue was tabled until the feasibility of this grading system
meeting was adjourned at 4 p.m.
of the graduate council meeting
of graduate council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, at 3:30 p.m. in
Steckline, Sujithamrack, Austin, R. Chrisman, Alsup, Molseed.
Absent: Thares, Cook, Erickson. Visitor: Farrokhi
reported that the College of Education had experienced a dramatic
increase in enrollment. He
presented the following data:
In response to this growth the College of
Education is considering various changes to the structure of the
program which will be presented to the graduate council for
Austin report- the council discussed and approved
composition: Graduate students are responsible for
asking graduate faculty members to serve as chairperson and members
of his or her graduate committee. Each committee will consist of at
least three graduate faculty members. The chairperson must be from
the student’s college, and one member must be from outside the
student’s college. The outside member can be from BHSU or, with
the approval of the student’s dean and the director of graduate
studies, from another accredited college or university.
The graduate committee, under the direction of the committee
chairperson, is responsible for monitoring the student’s progress.
The chairperson convenes committee meetings, ensures deadlines are
met, processes paperwork, acts as chief communicator of information
to the student, meets with the student in an attempt to resolve
committee members’ concerns, and facilitates/schedules the oral
examination at the end of the student’s program of study.
responsibility: The student will first select a
committee chairperson and other members of his or her committee.
The student will submit to the
chairperson and other members of his or her committee, a plan of
study (an outline of courses to be taken) by completion of the 10th
hour of credit, and submit a project proposal (thesis, professional
portfolio, or collaborative article) by completion of the 17th
hour of credit. The student’s primary contact person throughout
the process (to whom he or she will ask questions, seek guidance,
attempt to resolve conflicts) is the committee chairperson. If
irreconcilable differences arise between the student and
chairperson, the student may appeal directly to his or her dean.
The student is
required to submit final copies of his or her project to committee
members at least three weeks prior to an oral examination. Also, the
student is to be knowledgeable of, and satisfy, any additional
graduate requirements and/or graduate deadlines required by the
university and his or her college.
At an initial committee meeting members approve, amend, or reject a
student’s project and initial plan of study. If a committee cannot
reach consensus about the initial plan of study or proposal, the
committee member(s) may resign or appeal to the graduate council. If
a faculty member or committee member resigns, the chairperson will
report this to the student’s dean and director of graduate
studies. Any new appointment(s) will be made with the approval of
the student’s dean and director of graduate studies. If the
committee cannot reach an agreement and there is no resignation, the
committee will refer the matter to the graduate council. The
graduate council will then hear the concerns and issue a binding
In cases where
disputes arise concerning the final disposition of a student’s
oral examination and/or final project, a student needs the
signatures of all committee members attesting to successful approval
of the final project and/or oral examination in order for him or her
to receive a passing score.
The next meeting will be March 13 at 3:30 p.m. in
Minutes of the university assessment
Minutes of university assessment committee meeting of Wednesday,
Feb. 21 at 3 p.m. in Woodburn Conference Room 1
Present: Sharon Hemmingson, Termes, Earley, Schamber, Altmyer,
Calhoon, Meyers. Absent: Cook, Haislett, Myers, J. Miller, Buchholz.
Chair reported that he had talked to Deans Myers and Meek about
whether the assessment reports coming from the colleges of education
and business and education should have a separate report for each
major or one for each college. The deans had indicated to the chair
that each dean had expressed a desire to do one report. The
committee discussed this issue- the question is do different majors
have different goals? if they do- then there should be separate
reports. If they do not, then why have separate majors? The
committee agreed there should be an individual report for each major
regardless of the college. The chair agreed to talk to the deans
Assessment reports approved
- Early childhood/special ed (comments added)
- Special ed. (comments added)
- Elementary ed. (comments added)
- Technology (comments added)
- Speech (comments added)
Assessment report- no recommendation
Reports to be reviewed at next meeting Feb. 28 at 3 p.m. in
Woodburn conference room
- Outdoor ed.
- Physical ed.
- Composite Social Science/Social Science
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 Thursday 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 next deadline for
proposals 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 Feb. 15-21 in the grants office in
Woodburn 218. For copies of the information, contact our office at
642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at email@example.com. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
Telecommunications and Information Administration (TOP Program).
supports projects that improve the quality of – and the public
access to – education, health care, government services, and
economic development, especially in underserved areas.
Applications are due by March 22, 2001. http://www.ntia.doc.gov/otiahome/top/
Science Foundation. Informal science-education programs supports
projects designed to increase public understanding of science,
mathematics, and technology. Maximum
grant is $50,000. Preliminary
proposals due March 5 and August 2; full proposals due May 31 and
Nov. 15. ASCEND
Projects preliminary proposals due Aug.14; full proposals due Nov.
Science Foundation. The course, curriculum, and laboratory
improvement program seeks to improve the quality of science,
mathematics, engineering, and technological education for all
students and targets activities affecting learning environments,
course content, curricula, and educational practices.
The program has three tracks:
1) educational materials development (EMD); 2) adaptation and
implementation (A&I); 3) national dissemination (ND).
Awards vary. Letters
of intent due April 23; proposals due June 5 for A&I track and
June 6 for EMD and ND tracks.
Science Foundation. Instructional materials development projects
create comprehensive curricula and supplemental instruction
materials, as well as student assessments that enhance classroom
instruction preK-12. Maximum
award is $6 million for up to five years.
Preliminary proposals due May 9; full proposals due Aug. 23.
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and field DAC-10 indoor championships, Young Center
8 p.m., Woodburn Auditorium
and field DAC-10 indoor championships, Young Center
"Tintypes," 8 p.m., Woodburn Auditorium
"Tintypes," 2:30 p.m., Woodburn Auditorium
Rising Junior Exam prep
session, Cook 119
recital, Cook 303, 3:30 p.m.
Exam prep session, Cook 119
Support Services Scholarship deadline is today
& Gold luncheon, Millstone, noon
trumpet concert, Woodburn Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.
Annual Undergraduate Writing Awards deadline, 5 p.m.
Plus for PPST & CAAP workshop, Cook 119
Day: high school students on campus