Volume XXVI  No. 23 • June 7, 2002

Submit 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.

Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top

  • Amanda Finn, purchasing assistant, University Support Service

CSA position open - Top

The following Career Service position is open
  • purchasing assistant (1/2 time), University Support Service.

For additional information, review the announcement bulletin, view the ad at www.bhsu.edu (employment opportunities) or contact the personnel office.

Golf tournament and auction scheduled - Top

The 12th annual Gold Dust-Yellow Jacket Golf Classic and Sports and Leisure Auction is set for Friday, June 21.

The golf tournament will be held at the Spearfish Canyon Golf Course beginning with registration and a putting contest at 11 a.m. The sports and leisure auction will include a social hour and dinner at the Spearfish Tretheway Pavillion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Golfers and non-golfers alike are invited to take part in the sports and leisure auction that begins at 7:45 p.m. More than 200 items ranging from autographed sports memorabilia to art items will be auctioned. Proceeds from the auction benefit student athletic scholarship programs at Black Hills State University.

The dayís golf tournament activities begin with a 1 p.m. shotgun start featuring an 18-hole Texas best-shot tournament (rain or shine).  

To register for the golf tournament call the BHSU institutional advancement office at 642-6385. The entry fee is $100 and includes golf cart, two dinner tickets and a classic souvenir. Golf fee for Spouse is $80. Dinner tickets only are $13 each.

The sports and leisure scholarship auction includes a variety of items.  Some of the items available at the auction include:

  • autographed Tiger Woods PGA pin flag

  • new Callaway golf bag

  • Dale Earnhardt gold pocket watch

  • autographed baseball from Barry Bonds

  • New White Hot Odyssey putter

  • Anthony Thomas autographed Chicago Bears helmet  

Some of the auction items available at the Tretheway Pavillion June 21 .
  • Rudy Giuliani autographed NY PD FD hat

  • autographed Magic Johnson MSU jersey

  • $100 gasoline from Mini Mart

  • Michael Jordanís 23 Sportscafe large polo shirt  

  • four seats to Twins vs. Mariners Aug. 27-29

  • new Nancy Lopez golf bag

  • autographed photo from Arnold Palmer

  • art prints of golden retriever pups and tractors

  • and much more Ö

      For golf or auction information contact Steve Meeker at  (605) 642-6385 or email <stevemeeker@bhsu.edu>.

Grant opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received May 9-June 5 in the grants office, Woodburn 218. For copies of the information, contact the Grants office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to grants@bhsu.edu.  Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • American Scandinavian Foundation.  American-Scandinavian Foundation visiting lectureships 2003-2004.  The ASF invites U.S. colleges and universities to apply for funding to host a visiting lecturer from Norway or Sweden.  The $20,000 awards are for appointments of one semester.  Lectureships should be in the areas of public policy, conflict resolution, health care, environmental studies or multiculturalism.  Deadlines:  Oct. 15, 2002; Jan. 25, 2003.

  • Spencer Foundation. Spencer Foundation Small Research Grants.  The Foundationís Small Research Grants Program supports short-term research projects (one year or less) that require no more than $35,000 to complete.  It offers a unique opportunity for scholars and practitioners in a broad range of institutions who are interested in educational research to obtain support for their work. The program is appropriate for modest-sized research projects, exploratory studies, specific phases of larger investigations, and projects that arise in response to unusual opportunities. The Small Research Grants Program encourages researchers with diverse perspectives to develop ideas and approaches that extend the conventional boundaries of a research question, area, or method.  The program supports individual efforts as well as collaborations.  Researchers must also have an earned doctorate in an academic discipline or professional field and/or experience in the teaching profession.