Volume XXVI No. 21 May
items to Campus Currents - Top
The Campus Currents is distributed every Friday.
To submit an item send it to Campus Currents, Unit 9512 or by
e-mail to Campus
Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
Resignations - Top
Tina Hunt, purchasing assistant, University
Wavey Wells, purchasing assistant,
University Support Service
Stahlecker, purchasing assistant, University Support Service
Roger Two Crow, custodial worker,
open - Top
following Career Service positions are open
For additional information, review the
announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.
student in a class of her own appears on Letterman show - Top
April Kleinschmidt, who will be attending Black
Hills State University this fall, appeared on the Late Show with
David Letterman on CBS this week.
Kleinschmidt had the distinction of being the
one and only student to graduate from Harrold High School this
spring putting her “in a class of her own.” She certainly displayed that class and poise when she
traveled to New York City to appear on the nationally broadcast talk
show with David Letterman. Kleinschmidt also made an appearance on the CBS
Early Show May 23.
Kleinschmidt, who received several
scholarships, will be an elementary/special education major at BHSU
where she will have an opportunity to actually have classmates as she
begins her college career.
She is one of five children of Lee and Dawn
A video clip of her appearance can be seen under "video clips" on the
BHSU multimedia page.
is featured on Coke cans - Top
Hills State University, through the generosity of Coca-Cola
Bottling Company, is currently being featured on Coke
The special-issue cans feature a silver rim on
the top with the words “Black Hills State University. An
investment that works. 1-800-255-BHSU.” The message is also
printed on the side of the can along with the university’s Web
“We certainly know that a college education
is an investment that pays huge dividends in a number of ways,”
said Steve Meeker, vice president for institutional advancement.
“We thought this would be a unique way to get that message out.”
Studies in South Dakota have shown that college
graduates earn considerably more in their lifetime. Four years of
tuition and fees at a South Dakota University averages about
$15,500. A college graduate will earn an average of $700,000 to one
million dollars over a lifetime. Compared to earnings of someone
without a college degree, this produces a return of more than $50
for every dollar invested.
These cans, which had a three-week production
span, are currently being distributed in western South Dakota and
central and western Wyoming in singles, six packs, 12-packs and
18-packs. A total of 255,000 specially packaged BHSU cans will be
distributed in the northern hills area and several Wyoming
communities including Casper, Rawlins, Rock Springs, Jackson Hole
and the surrounding areas.
will provide workshops for technology teachers - Top
Dr. Jerry Miller, chairman of the department of technology at Black
Hills State University, has received a $8,551 grant from the state
department of education and cultural affairs to conduct
workshops to train technology teachers.
Currently there is a shortage of technology teachers in South
Dakota and across the nation. Miller will use the grant to deliver
workshops to increase the number of teachers who are technology
Coursework is now required in four cluster areas –
construction, manufacturing, communications and energy power and
transportation. Two additional cluster areas – methods of teaching
technology and laboratory safety will also be offered.
During the summer workshops, participants will be able to
complete at least six of the 18 credits required for the technology
The workshop course will be delivered in a variety of ways including
lecture, reading assignments, video, Internet assignments and
curriculum development. The participants will be encouraged to
develop materials to meet their individual needs and will also have
the opportunity to develop and test activities they will take to
their classrooms. Students will be given a take-home project to be
completed through the Internet during the summer.
joined the faculty at Black Hills State University in 1975. He has a
Ph.D. from Colorado State University in technology education and a
master’s degree from BHSU. He earned his undergraduate degree at
the University of South Dakota at Springfield.
SDSEO will meet - Top
There will be a South Dakota State Employee (SDSEO) meeting
May 28 at 4:30 p.m. in the Hall of Fame room in the Donald E. Young
Discussion will include information from the House of delegates
meeting. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend.
Walkinshaw will host running camp - Top
Black Hills State
University will be the site of the second annual Yellow Jacket
Distance Running Camp directed by Coach Scott Walkinshaw July 14-18.
The running camp is open
to high school boys and girls, of all abilities, from beginning
eighth graders to those entering their senior year in high school.
The camp offers runners the opportunity to get a fast start on the
upcoming cross-country season with training at altitude. The camp
features technical analysis of running form, strength training,
proper nutrition, goal setting, review of current training theories,
fitness assessment, practice and training guidelines and hydro
The university is
located in Spearfish, at an elevation of 3,600 feet. The Northern
Black Hills and its mild climate offers miles of running trails and
mountain roads, a terrific location for distance runners.
Camp staff members
include current and former members of the BHSU cross-country teams
as well as coaches and guest speakers from the university and Black
Hills area. This summer’s special guest coach is Scott Underwood
who coached at South Dakota State University from 1977 to 1995. He
was named national cross-country coach of the year four times and
coached four NCAA Division II National Championship teams.
Camp costs are $185 for day
campers, $245 for full-time campers, and $160 for coaches. There is
a discount of $25 per camper for five or more athletes from the same
school. Meals will be provided at the university-dining hall. A
nonrefundable deposit of $50 must accompany the registration form.
Full payment is due Friday, June 21. Check-in is Sunday, July 14
from 3 to 4 p.m. at the university residence halls. Checkout is
Thursday, July 18.
In his four years at
BHSU, Coach Walkinshaw has earned recognition as 2001 DAC-10 Men and
Women’s and NAIA Region III Cross Country Coach of the year. He
was also named 2000 NAIA men’s national coach of the year and was
selected as the college coach of the year by the South Dakota
Sportswriters Association in 2001. Coach
Walkinshaw has been named conference coach of the year five times in
cross-country—three women’s team coaching honors and two men’s
team coaching honors. He was also named South Dakota Cross
Country/Track and Field Coaches Association Cross Country Coach of
the Year for 1999 and 2000.
Distance running camp information is available by
contacting Coach Scott Walkinshaw at (605) 642-6486 or by visiting