Black Hills State University faculty are transforming lives and making headlines.

Sandy Klarenbeek, instructor of education, and co-presenters from across the country presented “Healthy Students, Successful Learners: Strategies for Gaining Top School Administrator Support” at the American School Health Association, Kansas City, Mo. She also presented a roundtable discussion entitled, “Congratulations! You Scored the Highest on the Clapping Hands Performance Task: Using Formative Assessment FOR Learning and Student Academic Success.” Klarenbeek currently serves as the Chair of the Health Coordinators Section for the American School Health Association.

Dr. Jami Stone, assistant professor of education, was selected for the Service, Teaching and Research (STAR) program, a National Science Foundation (NSF)-funded program for new doctorates in mathematics education in the U.S. Stone was one of 43 new doctorates in mathematics education selected for this program. The goals of the STAR Institute are: to establish a support structure to help advance the scholarship of recent mathematics education doctoral graduates; expand the networking of the recent mathematics education doctoral graduates; and showcase research priorities for the field and facilitate the establishment and development of research groups involving mathematics education scholars from different institutions.

Dr. Ahrar Ahmad, professor of political science, joined Jim Leach, chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities, to participate in a forum on America and the Muslim World in Sioux Falls. Ahmad gave a brief summary of a Muslim world view toward the U.S. and Western nations.

Dr. Adam Bailey, assistant professor of business, had his paper entitled "Confucianism-Based Rights Skepticism and Rights in the Workplace" accepted for publication in Business Ethics Quarterly.