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

Dr. William Joyce, assistant professor of accounting, had his paper titled “Politics and Short-Run International Oil Prices” published in the Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly, September 2011 issue. Oil, Gas & Energy Quarterly is listed in Cabell’s Directories of Publishing Opportunities and the articles focus on oil and gas taxation, accounting, finance, and economics.

Sandy Klarenbeek, assistant professor of education, has been appointed to the American School Health Association National Advocacy Committee. As a member of the committee, her responsibility will include active input and feedback on resolutions for school health which can influence policy at the national level. Klarenbeek attended conferences for the Health Education Assessment Project (HEAP) and the American School Health Association (ASHA) in Louisville, Ky. At the HEAP she lead a professional development activity creating cognitive complexity sets for the book The House That Crack Built. Klarenbeek also co-presented a breakout session at the ASHA conference titled Creating and Utilizing Web-based Templates from Children and Young Adult Literature and Informational Text to Teach Health Lessons Which Align to the Health Education Standards and Support 21st Century Skills, engaging participants in developing templates using children literature to teach health.