Volume XXIX, No. 47 • Dec. 9, 2005


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Library extends hours for finals week - top

During finals week, the BHSU library will be open for extended hours. Beginning Sunday, Dec. 11, and continuing through Thursday, Dec. 15, the library will remain open until 1 a.m. Free coffee and cookies will be available after 8 p.m.

For more information contact Rajeev Bukralia, director of the library, at 642-6360.


Black Hills State University will hold 150th commencement - top

Black Hills State University will hold its 150th commencement ceremony Saturday, Dec. 17 at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.

Degrees will be awarded to 172 students including 17 master’s degrees, one bachelor of arts degree, 94 bachelor of science degrees, 46 bachelor of science in education degrees, and 13 associate degrees.

Randall Morris, vice president of the South Dakota Board of Regents, will give a greeting from the Regents. Dr. Thomas Flickema, BHSU president, will present diplomas, assisted by April Meeker, registrar, and Dr. Dean Myers, vice president of academic affairs.

Musical selections will be performed by the Black Hills Singers and Dr. Janeen Larsen.

Following the commencement ceremony a reception will be held in the Young Center Field House for all graduates and their families.

An honors breakfast will be held prior to commencement at 8:15 a.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. Resa Fincher will be honored as the highest ranking female graduate, and Larry Dempsey will be honored as the highest ranking male graduate. Also recognized at the breakfast will be the Student Senate outstanding male and female students, Martin Lemke and Emily Varland, and the summa, magna and cum laude graduates.

Candidates for fall 2005 graduation are listed below by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following – MS, master of science; BA, bachelor of arts; BS, bachelor of science; BSED, bachelor of science in education; AA, associate of arts; or AS, associate of science.

Students who will graduate with baccalaureate honors are noted by the honor designations: cum laude, grade-point average of 3.5 or higher; magna cum laude, gpa of 3.7 or higher, and summa cum laude, gpa of 3.9 or higher.

  • Anderson, Anne; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Ashland, Mont.
  • Scott, Jason; BS; Mass Communications; Ashton
  • Butler, Kristina; BSED; Elementary Education; Belle Fourche
  • Carr, Michelle; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Belle Fourche
  • Duffy, Miranda; BSED; Elementary Education; Belle Fourche
  • Duvall, Carol; AS; Administrative Assistant; Belle Fourche
  • Hill, Tara; BS; Business Admin.-Mgmt., Psychology; Belle Fourche
  • Jacobsen, Jennifer; Cum Laude; BSED; English; Belle Fourche
  • Kitzler, Vanessa; BS; Mass Communications, Speech Comm.; Belle Fourche
  • Manning, Shenandoa; BS; Business Administration; Belle Fourche
  • Moore, Joseph; BS; History; Belle Fourche
  • Morris, Karen; AS; Web Administration, Network Admin.; Belle Fourche
  • Olson, Scott; BS; Industrial Technology; Belle Fourche
  • Turbiville, Jessica; Magna; BS; History; Belle Fourche
  • Hyronimus, Maria; Cum Laude; BSED; Middle School; Beresford
  • Hawn, Crystal; Cum Laude; BS; Human Services, Sociology; Black Hawk
  • Kujawa, Chelsea; BSED; Elementary Education; Black Hawk
  • Vogel, Mick; AA; General Studies; Black Hawk
  • Schochenmaier, Travis; BS; Business Administration-Accounting; Bonesteel
  • Dieball, Mildred; BS; Business Administration-Management; Box Elder
  • Fountain, Jason; BS; Business Administration-Marketing; Box Elder
  • Mehlhaff, Anna; BS; Outdoor Education; Buffalo, Wyo.
  • Fincher, Resa; Summa; BSED; Elementary Education; Chancellor
  • Hellbaum, Aftann; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education; Chugwater, Wyo.
  • Albertson, Chandra; BSED; Elementary Education; Clark
  • Wermers, Terri; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education; Deadwood
  • Borho, Adree; Cum Laude; BS; Human Services; Dickinson, N.D.
  • Harrell, Josie; BSED; Elementary Education, Spanish; Dubois, Wyo.
  • Baxter, Christine; BSED; Art, Special Education; Durango, Colo.
  • Johnson, Madonna; BS; Human Services, Sociology; Ellsworth AFB
  • Flanagan, Misty; BS; Human Services; Ellsworth AFB
  • Krausen, Jessica; Summa; BS; Sociology; Ellsworth AFB
  • Morrison, Benjamin; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Fort Pierre
  • Schanzenbach, Sarah; BSED; Elementary Education; Fort Pierre
  • Steele, Andrea; BS; Business Administration-Entrepreneurial, Business Administration-Management; Geddes
  • Makita, Yuko; AS; Tourism and Hospitality; Gifu City, Japan
  • Daly, Erin; BSED; Elementary Education; Gillette, Wyo.
  • Gambrel, Brenda; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Gillette, Wyo.
  • Lyon, Rochell; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Glad Valley
  • Edoff, Rachael; BSED; Elem. Ed., Early Childhood/Special Ed.; Hermosa
  • Rueb, Mindi; BS; Business Administration-Accounting; Herreid
  • Wondercheck, Lacey; BS; Mass Communications; Howes
  • Stulken, Judy; MS; Business Services Management; Ipswich
  • Peterson, Leah; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Kadoka
  • Bogenhagen, Leslie; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education; Kimball
  • Glodt, Jessie; AA; General Studies; Lander, Wyo.
  • Alley, Brianne; BS; Human Services; Lead
  • Holen, Cheryl; AS; Web Administration, Network Admin.; Lead
  • Schamber, Wendy; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Lead
  • Varland, Emily; BS; Mass Communications; Lee's Summit, Mo.
  • Anderson, Sheri; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Lemmon
  • Kohn, Jeanna; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Lemmon
  • Daly, Stephanie; BSED; Physical Education; Leola
  • Lynch, Jonas; BS; Industrial Technology; Lily
  • Martin, Megan; BS; Business Administration-Management, Business Admin.-Human Resource Mgt.; Madison
  • Buhler, Elise; BSED; Special Education; Moorcroft, Wyo.
  • Fillingham, Tyler; BS; Business Administration-Marketing; Morrill, Neb.
  • Culver, Valarie; Summa; BSED; Elementary Education; Newell
  • Cantrell, Rachel; AA; General Studies; Philip
  • Slovek, Marie; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Philip
  • Wheeler, Jessica; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Philip
  • Flottmeyer, Joanie; BS; Business Administration-Accounting; Pierre
  • Lakner, Katie; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Pierre
  • Ness, Amber; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Pierre
  • Montgomery, Teresa; BS; Business Administration-Marketing; Prescott, Ariz.
  • Baker, Maconnell; BS; Psychology, Sociology; Rapid City
  • Baran, Rachel; BSED; Elementary Education; Rapid City
  • Blackler, Polly; BS; Psychology; Rapid City
  • Brandt, Michelle; BS; Psychology; Rapid City
  • Chalberg, Ryan; BS; Business Administration-Marketing; Rapid City
  • Christopher, Kelsa; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Rapid City
  • Dempsey, Larry; Magna; BS; Business Administration; Rapid City
  • Dirk, Kathleen; BS; Sociology; Rapid City
  • Dummermuth, Katie; BS; Human Services; Rapid City
  • Eben, Marci; BS; Human Services, Sociology; Rapid City
  • Frein, Dallas; BS; Human Services; Rapid City
  • Geck, Brandon; BS; English; Rapid City
  • Hinzman, Stacey; BS; Psychology; Rapid City
  • Hook, Kari; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Rapid City
  • Hoover, Todd; BS; Entrepreneurial Studies; Rapid City
  • Huether, Matthew; BS; Business Administration-Marketing; Rapid City
  • Keller, Kortney; BS; Communication Arts; Rapid City
  • Kroeger, Kristin; BS; Health Services Administration; Rapid City
  • McIntosh, Robert; BS; Biology; Rapid City
  • Mettler, Raeann; BS; Biology; Rapid City
  • Minney, Joseph; BS; Sociology; Rapid City
  • Minney, Summer; Cum Laude; BS; Sociology; Rapid City
  • Newland, Heidi; BS; Communication Arts, Mass Comm.; Rapid City
  • Olive, Shannon; BSED; English; Rapid City
  • Randolph, Katie; BSED; English; Rapid City
  • Reid, Laureen; BSED; Early Childhood/Special Education; Rapid City
  • Rick, Patricia; BS; Business Administration; Rapid City
  • Roselles, Diane; Cum Laude; BS; Human Services; Rapid City
  • Sartorius, Serena; BS; Business Administration-Management; Rapid City
  • Schmit, Thadius; BS; History; Rapid City
  • Siers, Melissa; BS; Chemistry; Rapid City
  • Sohm, Charlene; BS; Professional Accountancy; Rapid City
  • Steffy, Theresa; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Rapid City
  • Torres, Sarah; BS; Business Admin.-Human Resource Mgt.; Rapid City
  • Verhey, Elizabeth; Magna; BS; Communication Arts; Rapid City
  • Wills, Jennifer; BS; Sociology; Rapid City
  • Woodworth, Lisa; Cum Laude; BS; English; Rapid City
  • Gesinger, Patricia; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Ridgeview
  • Warren, Christina; BS; Psychology; Rock Springs, Wyo.
  • Hettick, Janette; BS; Mass Communications; Roscoe
  • DeHaan, Heather; BS; Business Administration-Management, Business Admin.-Entrepreneurial; Sioux Falls
  • Johnson, Aaron; BS; Environmental Physical Science; Sioux Falls
  • Kayl, Karen; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Sioux Falls
  • Klooster, John; BS; Biology; Sioux Falls
  • Kroon, Jeremy; BS; Chemistry; Sioux Falls
  • Peters-Walters, Stacy; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Sioux Falls
  • Goff, Leah; BSED; Special Education, Elementary Ed.; Sitka, Alaska
  • Adams, Julia; BS; Sociology; Spearfish
  • Allred, Amanda; AA; General Studies; Spearfish
  • Angove, Rebecca; BS; Sociology, Human Services; Spearfish
  • Antrobus, Andrea; BS; Art; Spearfish
  • Arnio, Matthew; BS; Biology; Spearfish
  • Barrera, Maria; BS; American Indian Studies; Spearfish
  • Bryan, Heidi; BSED; Elementary Education; Spearfish
  • Cook, Bethany; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Spearfish
  • Crandell, Brenda; AS; Paraprofessional Education; Spearfish
  • Dvorak, Crystal; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education, Speech Comm.; Spearfish
  • Elias, Sara; BS; English, Psychology; Spearfish
  • Findley, Preston; BS; Business Administration-Marketing; Spearfish
  • Fisher, Dale; BS; Industrial Technology; Spearfish
  • Grau, Brandi; BS; Wellness Management; Spearfish
  • Hanzlik, Kimberly; BS; English; Spearfish
  • Hodson, Travis; BS; Mass Communications; Spearfish
  • Holzer, Monica; AS in Web Administration and BS in Business Administration-Management; Spearfish
  • Howard, Holly; BS; Mass Communications; Spearfish
  • Jones Jr., Richard; AA; General Studies; Spearfish
  • Karn, Jesse; AA; General Studies; Spearfish
  • Kolden, Mindy; BS; History; Spearfish
  • Leahy, Lesley; BSED; Elementary Education; Spearfish
  • Leahy, Lindsey; BSED; Business Education, Special Education; Spearfish
  • McConnell, Christopher; BS; Business Administration-Management; Spearfish
  • Meredith, Kadie; BSED; Elementary Education; Spearfish
  • Mort, Jessica; BS; Wellness Management; Spearfish
  • Murphy, Amy; BS; Wellness Management; Spearfish
  • Paulson, April; BS; Mass Communications, Speech Comm.; Spearfish
  • Pitlick, Wendy; BS; Mass Communications; Spearfish
  • Roth, Lesley; BS; Biology; Spearfish
  • Schmidt, Eric; BS; Business Administration-Management; Spearfish
  • Stange, Laurie; BS; Business Administration-Management; Spearfish
  • Stromer, Michael; BS; Business Administration-Management, Business Admin.-Tourism & Hosp. Mgt.; Spearfish
  • Sutton, Jody; BS; History; Spearfish
  • Umberger, MacKenzie; BS; History; Spearfish
  • Underhill, Tate; BSED; Social Science; Spearfish
  • Verenski, James; BSED; History; Spearfish
  • Weber, Todd; BSED; Special Education; Spearfish
  • Wiblemo, Michela; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Spearfish
  • DeHaven, Carlton; BSED; Elementary Education; Springboro, Ohio
  • Christoffersen, Scott; BS; Psychology; Sturgis
  • Fitzpatrick, Adam; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education, Special Ed.; Sturgis
  • Lemke, Martin; Cum Laude; BS; Industrial Technology; Sturgis
  • Nelson, Kimberlay; BS; Sociology, Human Services; Sturgis
  • Owens, Alicia; BSED; Elementary Education; Sturgis
  • Plant, Carol; BSED; Special Education; Sturgis
  • Skinner, Shaun; BS; Social Science; Sturgis
  • Spomer, Andria; BSED; Elementary Education; Sturgis
  • Adema, Deb; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Sundance, Wyo.
  • Moline, Rachael; BS; Sociology, Human Services; Sundance, Wyo.
  • Sperry, Amber; MS; Curriculum and Instruction; Washington, Mo.
  • Olson, David; BSED; History; Watertown
  • Raver, Michael; BA; English; Whitewood
  • Reierson, Kimberly; BS; Environmental Physical Science; Williston, N.D.
  • Curtis, Byron; AS; Drafting Technology; Winner
  • Curtis, Byron; BS; Industrial Technology; Winner
  • Gardner, Blake; BSED; Social Science; Winner
  • Hyronimus, Erin; Cum Laude; BSED; Elementary Education; Worland, Wyo.
     

Grant opportunities announced - top

Below are program materials received in the Grants Office, Woodburn 212, through Wednesday, Dec. 7. For copies of the information, contact the office at 642-6204 or email requests to grants@bhsu.edu. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

The National Endowment for the Humanities Announces Grant Opportunities

  • Summer Stipends support individuals pursuing advanced research that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Summer stipends support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of two months. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges, universities, or primary or secondary schools, or they may be independent scholars or writers.

Deadline: Oct. 2, 2006. See http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/NEH/OPUB/OPO/FT/Grant.html for details.

  • Scholarly Editions Grants support the preparation by a team of at least two editors and staff of texts and documents that are currently inaccessible or available in inadequate editions. Projects involving significant literary, philosophical, and historical materials are typical in this grant program, but other types of work, such as musical notation, are also eligible. Applicants should demonstrate familiarity with the best practices recommended by the Association for Documentary Editing or the Modern Language Association Committee on Scholarly Editions. Editions produced with NEH support contain scholarly and critical apparatus appropriate to the subject matter and format of the edition. This usually means introductions and annotations that provide essential information about the form, transmission, and historical and intellectual context of the texts and documents involved.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2006. The link to the full announcement is available at http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/NEH/OPUB/OPO/RQ/Grant.html.

  • Fellowships for University Teachers support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Fellowships support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of six to twelve months. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges, universities, or primary or secondary schools, or they may be independent scholars or writers.

Deadline: May 1, 2006. See http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/NEH/OPUB/OPO/FA/Grant.html for details.

  • Fellowships for College Teachers and Independent Scholars support individuals pursuing advanced research in the humanities that contributes to scholarly knowledge or to the general public's understanding of the humanities. Recipients usually produce scholarly articles, monographs on specialized subjects, books on broad topics, archaeological site reports, translations, editions, or other scholarly tools. Fellowships support full-time work on a humanities project for a period of six to twelve months. Applicants may be faculty or staff members of colleges, universities, or primary or secondary schools, or they may be independent scholars or writers.

Deadline: May 1, 2006. Details are available at http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/NEH/OPUB/OPO/FB/Grant.html.

  • Grants for Fellowship Programs at Independent Research Institutions (FPIRI) support fellowships at institutions devoted to advanced study and research in the humanities. NEH fellowships provide scholars with access to resources that might not be available at their home institutions. Fellowship programs may be administered by independent centers for advanced study, libraries, and museums in the United States, or American overseas research centers or other organizations that have expertise in promoting research on foreign cultures.

Deadline: Sept. 1, 2006. See http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/NEH/OPUB/OPO/RA/Grant.html for more information.

  • Collaborative Research Grants support original research undertaken by a team of two or more scholars; or research coordinated by an individual scholar that, because of its scope or complexity, requires additional staff and resources beyond the individual's salary.

Eligible projects include:

  • research that significantly adds to knowledge and understanding in the humanities;
  • conferences on topics of major importance in the humanities that will benefit ongoing research;
  • archaeology projects that interpret and communicate the results of archaeological fieldwork. Projects may encompass excavation, materials analysis, laboratory work, field reports, and preparation of interpretive monographs;
  • translations into English of works that provide insight into the history, literature, philosophy, and artistic achievements of other cultures; and
  • research that uses the knowledge, methods, and perspectives of the humanities to enhance understanding of science, technology, and medicine.

These grants support full-time or part-time activities for periods of one to three years. Support is available for various combinations of scholars, consultants, and research assistants; project-related travel; field work; applications of information technology; and technical support and services. All grantees are expected to communicate the results of their work to the appropriate scholarly and public audiences.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2006. For more information see http://fedgrants.gov/Applicants/NEH/OPUB/OPO/RZ/Grant.html.


Teaching American History Grant Program (ED)

Teaching American History grants, funded by the Department of Education, support projects to raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history. Grant awards assist local educational agencies (LEAs), in partnership with entities that have extensive content expertise, to develop, document, evaluate, and disseminate innovative, cohesive models of professional development. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and appreciation of traditional American history as a separate subject within the core curriculum, these programs improve instruction and raise student achievement.

Deadlines: Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply is Jan. 6, 2006. Deadline for Transmittal of Applications is Feb. 3, 2006. See www.access.gpo.gov/nara/index.html for details.


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