Volume XXVI  No. 26 • June 28, 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

  • Debbie Balding, cashier, Business Office

Career Service positions open - Top

The following Career Service positions are open

  • senior secretary with keyboarding, Field Experience
  • senior computer support specialist, Computing Services
  • building maintenance specialist (electrician), Facilities Services 
For additional information, review the announcement bulletin, the BHSU employment opportunities web site or contact the personnel office.

Transfer - Top

  • Ellen Lefler, secretary in Institutional Advancement to South Dakota School of Mines and Technology

Faculty and staff invited to presentation by MathPath instructor - Top

John H. Conway, the John von Neumann professor of mathematics at Princeton University, will deliver the inaugural address for MathPath Monday, July 1 at 10:30 a.m. in Jonas 305.  Faculty and staff are invited to attend this presentation. 

MathPath is offering a month-long camp on the BHSU campus this summer. MathPath describes Conway as 

"one of the creative thinkers of our time and his work  spans the gamut of mathematical disciplines including knot theory, many-dimensional geometry, transfinite numbers, and surreal numbers.  Conway is a master of mathematics communication with mathematical audiences at all levels." 

For more information contact Holly Downing at 6420.

Golf tourney and auction raises record amount for scholarship fund - Top

The Yellow Jacket Foundation at Black Hills State will have an additional $16,800 in its scholarship fund, a new all-time high, thanks to the 12th annual Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Golf Classic and Sports and Leisure Auction.

The annual fundraiser, which is open to the public, featured an 18-hole Texas best-shot golf tournament and a sports and leisure auction. Both events are designed to raise money to support Yellow Jacket athletics.

Steve Meeker, institutional advancement director at BHSU and coordinator of the fundraiser, said, "This year’s event was a big success considering we are comparing funds raised against last year’s event that included an all-school reunion. We were able to keep expenses down this year that helped us push over the top. We also want to thank the Gold Dust for their continued support; without them it would be difficult to set the fund-raising records we do.”

This year there was a tie for team honors with both foursomes shooting 10 under par 61. Members of the tournament's winning foursomes were Ron Junek, Jim Rarick, Ryan Junek and Tom Odom and Mark Brockley, Gord Meeker, Ron Meeker and Steve Meeker. Each received $50 in auction money, a BHSU t-shirt and a $25 gift certificate at the Spearfish Canyon Pro Shop. Financial Benefits/Harvey Krautschun, the Yellow Jacket Foundation and the BH Alumni Association donated prizes.

The winning men’s foursome in this year’s Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Golf Classic resulted in a tie with scores of 10 under par 61. Team members of the first foursome (above) were, left, Ron Meeker, Steve Meeker, Mark Brockley, and Gordon Meeker. The second winning foursome (right) was, left, Tom Odom, Ryan Junek, Jim Rarick, and Ron Junek.

The mixed gender team of Scott Graslie, Doug Graslie, Craig Cooper and Mary Cooper, shot a 63. Team members received $50 in auction money, a BHSU t-shirt and a $25 gift certificate at the Spearfish Canyon Pro Shop. Gift sponsors were Wolff's Plumbing and Heating in Spearfish, the Yellow Jacket Foundation and the BH Alumni Association.

There were no teams entered in the women’s team competition this year.

The winning senior’s team of Bill Jordan, Bill Jones, Bill Hughes, and Doug Stanford shot a 66 to take top honors. Each received $50 in auction money, a BHSU t-shirt and a $25 gift certificate at the Spearfish Canyon Pro Shop. Gift sponsors were Wolff's Plumbing and Heating in Spearfish, the Yellow Jacket Foundation and the BH Alumni Association.

Last but not least were the golfers at the other end of the winner's column. This year’s team shot a 82 and consisted of golfers Tom Flickema, Cliff Papik, Clifton Feist and Bob Singer. They received BHSU caps from the university bookstore.       

Women’s putting champion was Mary Cooper. She received a putter. Dr. Scott Graslie, donated the prize. Men’s putting champion was Jhett Albers. He received a putter donated by Dr. Scott Graslie. The runner-up was Dick Dubois. He received $50 in auction money donated by Wells Fargo Bank. Third place was Lee Voyles. He received $50 in auction money donated by Wells Fargo Bank.

The prize for the longest distance traveled to attend the golf tournament and auction was given to Tim Penton who lives in Venezuela. He received a BHSU jacket from Perkin’s Family Restaurant in Spearfish.

Individual hole prizes were awarded in 18 categories. Hole, contest event, winner, prize and sponsors were were:

Little's last look - Top

After 34 years on the job at Black Hills State, Athletic Director Dave Little decided to let his hair down and come to work in casual attire on his final day. He will spend the day packing personal items and attending one last meeting.

Grant opportunity announced - Top

 Below are the program materials received June 6-26 in the Grants Office, 218 Woodburn. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at grants@bhsu.edu.  Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • Department of Education.  Teacher Quality Enhancement Grants Program – Teacher Recruitment Competition.  This program provides grants to States and to partnerships to promote improvements in the quality of new teachers with the ultimate goal of increasing student achievement in pre-K-12 classrooms.  Partnerships comprised, at a minimum, of an institution of higher education with an eligible teacher preparation program, a school of arts and sciences, and a high-need local educational agency (LEA).  Deadline July 25, 2002.