Volume XXIII No.11 • March 19, 1999

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top

Lynette Long, custodial worker facilities services

Teaching with Technology winners announced - Top

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Eight Black Hills State University professors are among the Teaching with Technology award winners announced this week by Gov. Bill Janklow.

The governor will provide $1,182,141 to 57 faculty members at South Dakota's six state universities for computer-based projects this summer as part of this program.

The eight Black Hills State University professors who received the awards and their projects are listed below:

  • Dr. Pat Fallbeck, Inclusion of Technology in Special Education
  • Dr. Amy Fuqua, Author, Student, and Machine: Teaching Students to Use the Internet to Build Context for Literature
  • Dr. Roger Ochse, Shakespeare: Collaboration through Technology
  • Dr. Sandee Schamber, Virtual Field Experience for Future Middle School Teachers
  • Dr. Betsy Silva, Assessing Effective Teaching for Future and Practicing Teachers
  • Dr. Larry Tentinger, Technology: Bringing Health Education to Life
  • Dr. Carol Hess, Beyond Simulation: Creating Authentic Multimedia Curriculum in Integrated Methods Courses
  • James Knutson, Teaching a Technology Component as Part of Art for the Elementary Teacher

Dr. Thomas Flickema, BHSU president, praised the award winners saying, “Once again Gov. Janklow's Teaching with Technology awards show his commitment to providing the students of South Dakota with the most up-to-date classroom technologies in the areas of teaching and learning. Now with a new corps of dedicated faculty being recognized, we are further enhancing our commitment to teaching with technology. Our students and the citizens of South Dakota will be the true benefactors of this dedication to technological change as we move into the new millennium. I am very proud of the Black Hills State award winners and I am looking forward to learning more about their advances and applications using the latest in technological resources.”

The 57 award winners were selected from 119 proposals. Grading the proposals was a team of four professors with expertise in instructional technology from Oklahoma State University, Indiana University, Florida Gulf Coast University and Troy State University (Alabama).

The award winners included: eight from Black Hills State University at Spearfish; one from Dakota State University at Madison; 10 from Northern State University at Aberdeen; 10 from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology at Rapid City; 12 from South Dakota State University at Brookings; and 16 from the University of South Dakota at Vermillion.

The program's purpose is to encourage state university faculty to develop skills and methods to better use computer technology in their daily courses.

The ultimate goal of the governor's program, now in its second year, is producing university students who are trained in modern technology, especially students in the education field who plan to become K-12 teachers.

"Given what we did last year, and the continuation of the program this year, this guarantees that our public universities will have faculty on the leading edge in the world in utilizing technology for educating students," Janklow said.

The award pays for three months of salary for a faculty member to work on a project during the summer, plus up to $5,000 for project expenses. Because most faculty members are paid on nine-month contracts, the three additional months of salary provide a one-year pay increase of 33 percent.

"The 1998 recipients have made an outstanding contribution to the education of our students and I have every reason to believe that the 1999 recipients will also do so," said Robert T. "Tad" Perry, executive director for the state Board of Regents.

Anderson recognized for her service to the BHSU Case Library for Historical Studies - Top

Betty Anderson was recognized recently by committee members of the Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies at Black Hills State University.

The Leland D. Case Library for Western Historical Studies presented an award to Betty Anderson in appreciation of her work for the committee. Members of the committee are Ed Erickson, Colleen Kirby, David Wolff, Betty Anderson, Riley Chrisman and John Glover.

Anderson will retire this month as special collection specialist in the Case Western Historical Studies library. Members of the Case historical committee presented her with a plaque out of gratitude and appreciation for her dedicated service to the library.

Anderson's association with BHSU dates back to her childhood and later as a undergraduate and graduate student and finally as an employee. Her mother, two brothers and her six children all attended BHSU at one time or another.

After receiving her bachelor's degree in 1966 in speech and English, she taught in public schools in South Dakota, Wyoming, and Arizona. While in the cowboy state she began graduate work with the help of a Coe Fellowship at the University of Wyoming. Later after spending time in Arizona, she and her family moved to Australia in 1973 where she taught at the junior and senior high school level.

Returning to the states in 1976, she enrolled at BHSU to complete her master's degree. After serving as a teaching graduate assistant and working in the academic skills center, she became the center's director in 1978.

“Working with students and bringing them together with teachers and tutors we could work out many academic problems,” said Anderson. “That was very fulfilling to me to work with all of them.”

Following a year's leave of absence to teach at a university in Lithuania, Anderson returned to BHSU in 1993 and was assigned to her current position in the Case Library.

As a result of her library work, Anderson says she would like to continue to do historical research and write during her retirement years.

“I loved working with old pictures and learning their story,” she said

Special collections librarian Colleen Kirby said of Anderson, “I'm losing a foundation of information. She is my resource foundation and local historian. Besides she's a hoot to work with. You know why she is so good? She's a snoop, a necessary ingredient for a library assistant.”

Regarding retirement, Anderson said, “I think it is time. I have so many interests, I not really worried about being bored. It will also give me more time to spend with family and friends.”

Recalling her many years associated with the university, she spoke of the college's athletic follies in which her brothers reluctantly participated, the basketball tournaments in the old gymnasium, President E. C. Woodburn buying lemonade from her lemonade stand, and a friendship with President Russell Jonas and his son who was her age.

“Black Hills State goes back to my earliest recollections,” she said. “It's been a influence for the good in my life.”

Meyers' book honored with literary prize - Top

The Friends of American Writers, based in Chicago, has awarded Kent Meyers' book of essays, The Witness of Combines, first place in a literary awards contest for the greater Midwest region.

Meyers' book was nominated by his publisher, the University of Minnesota Press. To be nominated for the award, a book must be from an emerging writer—three or fewer published books—living in the area between Ohio and the Dakotas, and south as far as Kansas.

Meyers will participate in an awards ceremony in Chicago April 14.


Larsen and Schickel will present chamber music program - Top

A program of chamber music will be performed by violinist Gabriele Schickel and pianist Janeen Larsen, Sunday, March 21 at 2:30 p.m. at the Matthews Opera House. There is no admission charge.

The program will feature the "Spring" Sonata by Beethoven and the Romantic Sonata in A major by Cesar Franck.

Schickel is a German citizen who is attending BHSU music and education classes in order to learn about American approaches to music education. She has a music diploma from the Music Conservatory of Wuerzburg in Germany and is presently in a doctoral program at Catholic University in Eichstaett.

Larsen is a professor of music at BHSU, where she has taught since 1978. She has a master of music degree in piano performance from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a Ph.D. in music education from the university of Florida. She is active in the South Dakota Music Teachers Association and performs frequently as a solo and collaborative pianist throughout the midwest.

Smith and Silva present at high school wellness day - Top

Smith Silva

Dr. Carol Smith and Dr. Betsy Silva presented four sessions of country western line dances at the 8th annual Spearfish High School wellness day recently.

Smith joined the BHSU division of physical education and health in 1997. She earned her Ph.D. in Kinesiology at Texas A&M University.

Silva, College of Education associate professor, joined the BHSU faculty in 1992. She is chair of the Department of Health and Physical Education at BHSU.

Black Hills State grad finds career as motivational speaker - Top

Finding a job you truly love is a goal toward which most college graduates strive, yet many fall short. For Troy Stende, a 1997 Black Hills State University graduate, his dream job as a motivational speaker exceeded even his expectations.

Featured in the career section of USA Today recently, Stende talked about his association with Patrick Combs and his book Major in Success.

In fact it was a presentation at BHSU by Combs that got Stende interested in the author's recommendations for succeeding in the job market.

After visiting with Combs and attending a conference on college activities that the author recommended, Stende was asked by Combs if he would be willing to be presenter for his book. The BHSU graduate knew this was the chance for which he had been looking and accepted his offer.

Stende, 29, now works out of San Diego and speaks to college students and education groups at presentations worldwide. He thoroughly loves his job of traveling, speaking, and meeting people. He told USA Today his whole body responds when telling students what they can do achieve success.

Finding a mentor such as Combs, reading about successes, attending camps and seminars, following your passion and taking action are all part of finding the perfect job, says Stende.

The BH graduate does motivational speaking for others besides Combs including companies sponsoring learning programs and alternative education options.

His education background includes a degree in psychology from San Jose State University and a degree in outdoor education from BHSU.

Students should check immunizations before registering - Top

Students should check to see if immunizations are up-to-date before registering. Holds have been put on and this could delay your registration attempts, if you are not up to date. Call Student Health Services at 642-6520 or stop in room 222 of the Donald E. Young Center to check immunization status.

Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run set for April 17 - Top

The 15th annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run will be Saturday, April 17 on the campus of Black Hills State University. The run is held in conjunction with the Lakota Omniciye Powwow.

Registration will begin at 10 a.m. at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center. The races begin at 10:30 a.m. starting with quarter-mile and half-mile runs. The one-mile, 5-K and 10-K runs will follow.

For the non runner a one-mile walk representing all age groups will be held. The quarter-mile run is for ages 8 and under. The half-mile run is for ages 9-12. The 5-K and 10-K races will be run in age groups: under 13, 13-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, and 50 and over.

The annual run is a scholarship fund-raiser in memory of Kevin Whirlwind Horse, a BHSU student who was killed in an automobile accident. The Whirlwind Horse family established the scholarship in 1984, and the proceeds from each year's event help support the scholarship fund.

There is a $5 registration fee for all participants. Participants wanting to receive a T-shirt should add another $5 with their entry fee and send a $10 check to John Mills or Deatta Chapel, BHSU-SSS, 1200 University, USB 9510, Spearfish, S.D. 57799-9510.

All proceeds go the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship Fund. Scholarships will be awarded following the race.

Stella Broome and Sara Comeau, BHSU juniors, were the recipients of last year's scholarship awards.

For entry forms or more information contact: Deatta Chapel, Black Hills State University, Student Support Services, 1200 University, USB 9510, Spearfish, S.D. 57799-9510 or call 642-6294/6622.

Black Hills Job Fair scheduled - Top

The Black Hills Regional Job Fair will be held March 25 from noon until 8 p.m. at the Howard Johnsons Convention Center in Rapid City.

Approximately 66 businesses from South Dakota and surrounding states will be represented. Full time, part time and seasonal positions are available.

The job fair will be open to the general public, students and military personnel. There is no cost to attend, however sponsors are asking for a donation of one can of food or $1 for the Care and Share Food Drive.

Sponsors of the Black Hills Regional Job Fair are Western Dakota Technical Institute, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, National American University, Black Hills State University, Ellsworth AFB, Family Support Center, Career Learning Center of the Black Hills, Custer State Park Resort, Manpower Kelly Temporary Services and Job Services of South Dakota.

For more information call Bruce Lail at 394-4034, Judy Larson at 642-6277 or Bonnie Zachman at 394-2321 or visit our web site <www.jobfair.rapidnet.com>.

Emporia School district will interview potential teachers - Top

The Emporia Unified School District from Emporia, Kan., will be at Black Hills State University conducting interviews with teacher candidates the evening of March 25 and the morning of March 26.

Representatives will be interviewing for current vacancies for positions in elementary, art, physical education, special education, secondary - mathematics, social studies, language arts and debate, district - technology coordinator, computer technician and substitute teachers. Emporia is a city of 26,000, has 4,700 students, seven K-4 elementary, two intermediate, one middle school, one high school and an alternative high school.

For additional information on the Emporia District and to schedule an interview appointment contact BHSU Career Services at 642-6277 or Student Union 124.

Nash Finch will interview at BHSU - Top

Nash Finch Company will be on the Black Hills State University campus March 23 to interview for retail grocery store management positions.

These are regional opportunities for those interested in retail management. Call BHSU Career Services at 605-642-6277 to schedule an appointment.

Faculty-research committee has funds available - Top

The faculty-research committee has funds available for the current fiscal year. Write a short (about three-page) proposal. Proposal forms are available at the academic affairs office. The faculty research committee will review applications March 25.

Proposals are due March 19. It is anticipated that successful applicants will request support for faculty release time, research equipment, travel to research sites, research support for the production of creative work. Education, social science and humanities proposals are encouraged. Funds for two three-hour release times are available for the spring and fall 1999 semesters. You can apply now. The research committee will not provide salary. The committee may approve payment to student or non-student research assistants. Mail ten copies of your proposal to USB 9550.

Grants opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received March 13 - 19 in the grants office, Woodburn 220. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • NASA. Small business technology transfer program solicitation. Due May 14.
  • NEH. Challenge grants program. Due May 1.
  • Department of Education. Special education--research and innovation to improve services and results for children with disabilities; and special education -- technical assistance and dissemination to improve services and results for children with disabilities. Federal reg. Deadlines vary.
  • Whitehall Foundation. Faculty research grants in neurobiology. LOI due April 15.

This week at Black Hills State - Top

Friday, March 19

Travelogue "Peru: the Amazon and the Andes" by Audrey Gabel, noon, Jonas 305

Sunday, March 21

Chamber Music Program by violinist Gabriele Schickel and pianist Janeen Larsen, 2:30 p.m. at the Matthews Opera House.

Monday, March 22

Rising junior exam, Jonas 305, noon-4 p.m.

Spring Science Series: "Interdisciplinary Research Opportunities in the Prairie Pothole Region of South Dakota," by Patrick Zimmerman, SDSM&T, Jonas 164, 4 p.m.

Tuesday, March 23

Rising junior exam, Jonas 305, 8 a.m.-noon

Senior recital, Cook 303, 3:30 p.m.

Nash Finch interviews, career services

Wednesday, March 24

Mr. Cinderfella, Woodburn Auditorium, 7 p.m.

Assessment council, Woodburn conference room 1, 3 p.m.

Friday, March 26

FDIC representative will interview at Career Services

Black Hills Gold and Jazz Band Supershow, Woodburn Auditorium, 7:30 p.m.

High school visitation day