Volume XXIII No. 26 • July 2, 1999

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top

Stacie Roddis, administrative assistant I, university support service

Sharon Hemmingson appointed director of Student Assistance Center - Top

Sharon Hemmingson, director of Black Hills State's Student Support Service (SSS) office, will assume additional duties Aug. 15 as director of the university's Student Assistance Center (SAC).

Hemmingson replaces former SAC director Sandy Cargill who resigned this summer to move to Kentucky with her husband, Jim, former chairman of the fine arts department at BHSU.

“While still retaining her role as director of Student Support Services, Sharon will expand the application of her skills to all students at the university by accepting this assignment,” said Dr. Judith Haislett, vice president for student life. “Management of the Student Assistance Center, program development for the academic review program, tutorial, testing, and all academic support programs currently in place in the Student Assistance Center will be her responsibility.”

Hemmingson will move from her current location in Wenona Cook Hall to the SAC office in Cook Gym. She will join Linda Torgerson, SAC secretary, in directing the center.

Other changes in staffing and location include moving Patty Cain, disabilities coordinator, from Wenona Cook Hall to another, yet to be determined, location.

Christa Fye, retention counselor, will move from SAC to the Student Union to focus on career planning counseling with students.

As a result of the changes in location, SSS staff will be found at several different sites. Although not an ideal solution for location, the moves will allow university personnel to begin a new operation for SAC.

“More important than where offices are located are the services we can offer students,” said Haislett, “We have asked these competent and experienced staff members to expand their scope and share their expertise with everyone. Without adding staff, we are expanding services to all students.”

To ease the transition, SAC and SSS personnel, will be publicizing, planning open house socials, and making signs to help with the temporary location changes.

Meyers to present at Opera House - Top

Kent Meyers, BHSU English assistant professor, will be the presenter July 8 at the Matthew's Opera House Brown Bag lecture series.

Meyers will present a reading from his fiction and essays.

The Matthew's Brown Bag a lecture series is held the second Thursday of each month at Matthews Opera House. Bring a lunch or order one from the Bay Leaf Café (642-5462). Drinks will be provided.


Grant opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received June 24-30 in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at grants@mystic.bhsu.edu. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • The Kellwood Foundation. The focus areas of the foundation are: cultural and performing arts, education, health services, social welfare, civic and community programs. Deadlines: Aug. 31, Dec. 31, April 30.

This week at Black Hills State - Top

Thursday, July 8
PREP test, 1 p.m. Jonas 305

Friday, July 9
PREP day for first year students

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