Altmyer presents at regional
economic education conference - top
Don Altmyer, associate
professor in the College of Business and Technology and director for the
Center for Economic Education at BHSU, presents a financial
responsibility session to teachers and administrators from the Standing
Rock Reservation and Cheyenne River Reservation school districts. The
session was a part of the "Economics, Entrepreneurship and Economic
Development Regional Teacher Education Conference" held recently at
Sitting Bull College in Fort Yates, N.D.
Don Altmyer, associate professor in the College of Business and
Technology and director for the Center for Economic Education at Black
Hills State University, recently presented a financial responsibility
session at the “Economics, Entrepreneurship and Economic Development
Regional Teacher Education Conference” at Sitting Bull College in Fort
Over 30 teachers and administrators from the Standing Rock
Reservation and Cheyenne River Reservation school districts attended the
conference to learn how to integrate basic economic, entrepreneurship
and economic development material into a variety of grade levels and
Altmyer’s workshop, “Learning, Earning and Investing,” emphasized
investing and accumulating wealth over the long term. The presentation
included investment terminology, risk, investment alternatives,
liquidity, return on investment and diversification. Altmyer also
demonstrated several online interactive classroom activities and lesson
plans for grades four through twelve. The lesson plans conform to
national standards in economics, mathematics and personal finance.
Keynote speaker Ron His Horse is Thunder, a direct descendant of
Sitting Bull and a 1985 graduate of BHSU who is now president of Sitting
Bull College, highlighted the need for creating new businesses on the
reservations. “The reservations need more businesses started by the
residents to keep sales dollars on the reservations and use the dollar
multiplier to lift quality of life of the community members. The best
way to accomplish this goal is to educate our elementary, middle school
and high school reservation students in the areas of entrepreneurship,
economics and personal finance.”
The workshop program also included “Economic Reasoning and
Entrepreneurship,” presented by economics professor Dr. Robert Reinke
and entrepreneurship professor Dr. Robert Tosterud, both from the
University of South Dakota, and “Economic Development,” presented by
Clinton Jumping Eagle Waara, vice president of Wells Fargo Bank in Sioux
The conference was co-sponsored by the Centers for Economic Education
at Black Hills State University and the University of South Dakota, the
South Dakota Council on Economic Education and Wells Fargo Bank.
The Center for Economic Education (CEE) at BHSU, affiliated with the
National Council on Economic Education, provides economic education
programs and training workshops for South Dakota’s K-12 teachers. The
center’s main program is the South Dakota Stock Market Game, an online
stock market simulation held during the fall and spring school terms.
The 10-week spring 2005 stock market game will begin Feb. 14. For more
information, visit the CEE web page at
The CEE will host a free “Learning, Earning and Investing” workshop
for middle school and high school teachers Saturday, March 19 on the
campus of BHSU. For more information, contact Don Altmyer at 642-6266 or
BHSU celebrates 50 years with
national accreditation agency - top
As one of the founding members of the National Council for
Accreditation of Teacher Education (NCATE), the College of Education at
Black Hills State University takes pride in celebrating NCATE’s 50th
BHSU is one of three universities in South Dakota that have had
continuous accreditation since NCATE’s inception. BHSU was among 283
institutions nationwide that joined NCATE when it was founded in 1954 by
the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education, the National
Education Association, and three other organizations.
The College of Education at BHSU was most recently reviewed in March
2003, at which time the College of Education met all of NCATE’s
standards and was fully approved for national accreditation for the next
NCATE is a national accrediting agency that holds institutions with
teacher education preparation programs to a high level of
accountability. Through the process of professional accreditation of
schools, colleges and departments of education, NCATE works to make a
difference in the quality of teaching and teacher preparation today,
tomorrow, and for the next century.
NCATE’s performance-based system of accreditation fosters the
development of competent classroom teachers and other educators who work
to improve the education of all preschool through 12th grade students.
According to Dr. David Calhoon, dean of the College of Education at
BHSU, NCATE believes every student deserves a caring, competent, and
highly qualified teacher.
Today, NCATE is sustained by 35 member organizations representing the
entire education profession and millions of Americans who have come
together to strengthen quality in teacher preparation. For more
information about BHSU visit www.bhsu.edu.
Spring semester begins Jan. 11 - top
The spring semester at Black Hills State University
will begin Tuesday, Jan. 11. New students may register for classes
Monday, Jan. 10 from 8 a.m. until noon in the Market Place of the David
B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.
Students may make changes to their class schedule
through WebAdvisor, located on the BHSU website
www.bhsu.edu. Changes may also be made
at the Student Union Market Place where assistance will be available
Jan. 10-11 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After Jan. 11 students may drop or add
courses in the Registrar’s Office in Woodburn Hall Room 202 from 7 a.m.
to 4 p.m. The last day to drop a non-block course with a refund is Jan.
Students who confirmed enrollment (with the express
check-in card) and paid their bill before Dec. 28, 2004, will not need
to check in. All other students should go through the payment and
financial aid disbursement process. To keep payment lines as short as
possible students are advised to follow the schedule, which is divided
by last name. If the schedule conflicts with a class, students should go
through fee payment during an open time slot. All payments or financial
arrangements must be made before 4 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 11. Classes will
be released for students who have not checked in or returned the express
check-in card by Jan. 11 at 4 p.m.
Residence halls will open Monday, Jan. 10 at 8 a.m.
for student move-in. Residential Internet connections for dorm rooms may
be purchased Jan. 10-11 in the Student Union Market Place. After Jan. 11
connections may be purchased at the Residence Life Office in Woodburn
Hall Room 101.
All students who have pre-registered for classes are
assigned an email/Internet account on the university system. To activate
this account, new students must complete the authorization process at
https://iis.bhsu.edu/studentlogin/. Returning student accounts will
automatically be activated at the beginning of the semester.
Meal plans and parking permits may be purchased in the
Student Union Market Place Jan. 10-11. Beginning Jan. 12, parking
permits may be obtained at the Traffic Control Office in the Facilities
Services Building and meal plans can be purchased at Dining Services in
Pangburn Hall. No meal plan changes will be allowed after Jan. 21.
Student IDs from last semester will be activated when
students enroll. Replacement IDs are available in Woodburn Hall room 214
for a $10 charge.
For more information about registration contact the
Registrar’s Office at 642-6044.
Payment and Financial Aid
(according to last name)
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BHSU students featured in
South Dakota Magazine -
Several Black Hills State University students are
profiled in the most recent issue of South Dakota Magazine.
BHSU students Tricia Beringer, a junior biology major
from Spearfish, and Gus Karinen, a senior mass communications major from
Spearfish, as well as Justin Koehler, a recent mass communications
graduate from Midland, are included in a special higher education
section of the January/February 2005 issue of the magazine.
Beringer, who plans to go on to medical school when
she graduates from BHSU, recently interrupted her university plans to
serve with the 842nd National Guard Unit in Iraq. She says the military
interruption actually increased her academic focus, her dedication to
her class work and her goal of helping people as a medical doctor or
Karinen and Koehler are in the final stages of
producing a full-length feature film that emerged from a short story
written for an English class when the two were undergraduates living in
a BHSU residence hall. The duo are co-directors for the original
independent film “10:15 Salem Park” which was filmed primarily in
Spearfish and includes several scenes on the BHSU campus.
The student profiles were among several submitted by
the University Communications office at BHSU. South Dakota Magazine,
which has been published for 20 years, has approximately 35,000 paid
subscribers and an estimated 150,000 readers. According to the
publisher, the magazine features the towns, people, stories and images
that define South Dakota.
See the student profiles of
Tricia Beringer and
Gus Karinen and Justin Koehler.
Black Hills State to host
Alumni Mile - top
The Black Hills State University Alumni Association
will host the 13th annual Alumni Mile Saturday, Jan. 29 at the Donald E.
Young Sports and Fitness Center.
The Alumni Mile will be held in conjunction with the
Dave Little Invitational track and field meet and the Gillette High
School Camel indoor invitational.
The Alumni Mile will begin at 11 a.m. in the field
house of the Young Center. Other events for alumni attendees include a
social hour Friday evening and also on Saturday after the meet at the
Stadium Sports Grill in Spearfish.
According to Jodi Neiffer, director of alumni at BHSU,
last year approximately 30 runners completed the annual Alumni Mile. She
encourages all former BHSU runners to consider participating or
attending the annual gathering.
The Alumni Mile is a fundraising event for the Alumni
Mile scholarship endowment which was started in 1998 to support the
men's and women's track and cross country teams at BHSU. Each year
participants of the Alumni Mile race and reunion contribute to the fund.
For more information, contact Jim Glazer at
Yellow Jacket athletic
calendars are available - top
Yellow Jacket athletic calendars are now available.
The calendars, which are offered as one overall athletic calendar or by
specific sport, feature action and team photographs of Yellow Jacket
athletes and include notations for athletic competition dates in 2005.
For more information or to purchase a calendar email
RSVP and Americorps*VISTA
sponsor chili and soup supper -
The Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP) and Americorps*Volunteers
in Service to America, in conjunction with the Spearfish Senior Center
and the Spearfish Ministerial Association, are hosting the sixth annual
Martin Luther King, Jr., Day chili and soup supper Monday, Jan. 17 from
5 to 7 p.m. at the United Church of Christ, 920 Main Street in
Entertainment will be provided The Lounge Lizards, a band which
specializes in music from the 50s and 60s.
The cost to attend is a cash donation or a donation of a
non-perishable food item. All proceeds from the supper will be donated
to the Spearfish Food Pantry.
announced - top
Below are the program materials received in the Grants Office,
Woodburn 309, through Dec. 30, 2004. For copies of the information,
contact the office at 642-6204 or e-mail requests to
information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near
the information desk.
FY 2005 General FFO Notice for the Economic Development
The Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration’s
mission is to lead the Federal economic development agenda by promoting
innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth
and success in the worldwide economy. EDA fulfills its mission by
investing in the following: public works infrastructure and development
facilities; the crafting and implementation of comprehensive economic
development strategies; local, national and University Center-based
technical assistance and research projects; and revolving loan funds.
Under separate statutory authority, EDA also provides technical
assistance to firms adversely affected by directly competitive imported
EDA encourages only those investment proposals that will
significantly benefit areas experiencing or threatened with substantial
economic distress. Distress may exist in a variety of forms, including,
but not limited to the following: high levels of unemployment, low
income levels, large concentrations of low-income families, significant
declines in per capita income, substantial loss of population because of
the lack of employment opportunities, large numbers (or high rates) of
business failures, sudden major layoffs or plant closures, trade
impacts, military base closures, natural or other major disasters,
depletion of natural resources, or reduced tax bases. EDA evaluates and
funds investment proposals according to the Investment Policy Guidelines
and Funding Priorities (see Section V of the Full FFO).
Deadline: Unless otherwise stated in the notice, proposals are
accepted on an on-going basis. To view the complete announcement go to
FY 2005 Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) -
The Department of Commerce, National Institute of Standards and
Technology, Grants and Agreements Management Division announces the
summer undergraduate research Fellowship (SURF) Gaithersburg Program.
The SURF program will provide an opportunity for the NIST laboratories
and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to join in a partnership to
encourage outstanding undergraduate students to pursue careers in
science and engineering. The program will provide research opportunities
for students to work with internationally known NIST scientists, to
expose them to cutting-edge research and promote the pursuit of graduate
degrees in science and engineering. The SURF program is seeking
applications in the areas of Electronics and Electrical Engineering,
Manufacturing Engineering, Chemical Science and Technology, Physics,
Materials Science and Engineering, Building and Fire Research, and
Information Technology. SURF Gaithersburg programs are anticipated to
run from May 23, 2005, through Aug. 12, 2005; adjustments may be made to
accommodate specific academic schedules (e.g., a limited number of
nine-week cooperative agreements).
Deadline: Feb. 15, 2005. Details are available at
Early Reading First Program (ED)
The U.S. Department of Education announces the Early Reading First
Program. This program supports local efforts to enhance the oral
language, cognitive, and early reading skills of preschool-age children
especially those from low-income families, through strategies,
materials, and professional development that are grounded in
scientifically based reading research.
Deadlines: The deadline for Transmittal of Pre-Applications is
Feb. 7, 2005. The deadline for Transmittal of Full Applications is May
2, 2005 (for applicants invited to submit full applications only). The
full listing is available at
Deadlines approach for
instructional improvement and faculty research grants -
Proposals for funding are being accepted through Wednesday, Jan. 19
for review at the February Instructional Improvement Committee meeting.
Twelve copies of the proposal should be submitted to the Grants and
Special Projects Office in Woodburn 309 – Unit 9504. For more
information contact committee members Curtis Card, Carol Hess, Priscilla
Romkema, Ann Porter, David Cremean, Ron DeBeaumont, Joanna Jones, David
Wolff, Sheng Yang, or Rob Schurrer, chair.
Applications to be considered at the next meeting of the Faculty
Research Committee need to be submitted to the Grants Office by Friday,
Jan. 21. The committee will also accept proposals for release time for
fall 2005. Applicants are encouraged to review submission requirements,
and to contact the committee members for advice prior to completing
their proposals. Submit 12 copies of the proposal for consideration.
Committee members are John Alsup, Dan Bergey, Earl Chrysler, Dorothy
Fuller, Vincent King, Raju Ramaswamy, Shane Sarver, Schurrer, and
Kathleen Parrow, chair.
Complete guidelines are available on the BHSU Grants & Special
Projects web page at