Volume XXIX, No. 30 • Aug. 5, 2005

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - top

  • Kristy Engle, secretary, Ellsworth Branch Campus

CSA position open - top

The following Career Service position is open:

  • Purchasing assistant, University Support Services

For more information, review the announcement bulletin or view it on-line on the Human Resources web site.

Larscheid family contributes to scholarship fund following annual golf tournament - top

Mary Larscheid-Christensen presents Steve Meeker, vice president for institutional advancement and athletic director, with a check for the Mark Larscheid Memorial Scholarship. The money which was raised at the annual memorial golf tournament increases the amount of the scholarship fund to over $15,000.

Mary Larscheid-Christensen presents check to Steve Meeker

Following a golf tournament held in his memory, the family and friends of Mark Larscheid donated an additional $3,100 to a scholarship through the Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Foundation. The fund total is now $15,671.

To celebrate Larscheid’s life and preserve his memory, his family sponsors an annual memorial golf tournament which includes a silent auction, dinner and dance. The proceeds are contributed to a track athlete scholarship fund at BHSU in Larscheid’s name.

Larscheid, a former teacher and coach at Williams Middle School in Sturgis for 27 years, died in an automobile accident in 2000. He also taught and coached in Spearfish and Wall.

He was an outgoing, caring, and kind person who loved his family and athletics. He was an outstanding high school and collegiate athlete who still holds the South Dakota State High School record for the 110-yard high hurdles at 14.1, a record he set in 1969. Larscheid graduated from BHSU with a degree in physical education in 1973. He competed in football and track for the Yellow Jackets.

A Mark Larscheid Golf Tournament is being planned for next summer.

The gifted endowment scholarship is presented to a South Dakota male or female track athlete who maintains a 2.0 grade-point average.

Contributions to the Larscheid Scholarship fund may be sent to Steve Meeker, Black Hills State University, Unit 9673, 1200 University, Spearfish, S.D. 57783.

BHSU hosts piano camp for elementary and high school students - top

Kelcey Brunner demonstrates the correct actions for recital performers during a piano camp held on the Black Hills State University campus last week. The Black Hills Area Music Teachers Association sponsored the day camp which was held in Clare and Josef Meier Hall. Nearly 20 piano students in grades kindergarten through high school took part in a variety of fun learning activities to refresh their music theory, sight reading and musicianship skills and also had the option of participating in a piano recital in the recital hall. Instructors for the camp were Jenny Braig, Nola Culver, LaNaya Elliott and Dr. Janeen Larsen.  Advanced students Kelcey and Krystal Brunner assisted with camp activities. The focus of this year’s camp composer J.S. Bach. Bach’s work and life were examined through a video, art activities and composition activities that focused on polyphonic music. According to Larsen, next year’s camp, which is scheduled for July 20, 2006, will focus on the composer Mozart.


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