Volume XXIII No. 30 • Aug. 6, 1999

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Altmyer will present at teacher workshop

Don Altmyer, assistant professor in the College of Business and Technology at Black Hills State University, will be a presenter at the New York Stock Exchange's 12th Annual Teacher Workshop program.

The workshop will be Aug. 16-20 at the New York Stock Exchange in the heart of Wall Street. The program is designed to give teachers a thorough understanding of the capital raising process, the auction market system, regulation and surveillance. Thirty-five teachers from across the country have been accepted for the workshop. The teachers are accepted on the basis of integrating the stock market's operation into their classroom curricula.

The title of Altmyer's presentation is "Using an online stock-market simulation to teach business concepts." The presentation shows how teachers can utilize a stock-market simulation game as a cross-discipline teaching tool. Subjects such as accounting, economics, business, social science and history can be enhanced by having students play an online stock market simulation in the classroom. By introducing these students to various financial Internet sites, the Value Line Investment Survey, Investors Business Daily, the Wall Street Journal and a company's annual audited financial statement, business concepts studied in the textbook are given a real-world perspective.

Altmyer is the state coordinator for the South Dakota Stock Market Game.

Last spring, over 800 students from schools across the state participated in the 10-week simulation game. These teams competed in divisions ranging from elementary school through college.

Anagnopoulos speaks at summer psychology institute

Cheryl Anagnopoulos, associate professor of psychology at Black Hills State University, was recently invited to present at the Minority Aging Network in Psychology (MANiP) Summer Institute at Pennsylvania State University in State College, Penn.

This is a summer institute sponsored and funded by the American Psychological Association. The institute invites undergraduate and graduate students interested in aging research from around the nation. The participants are either minority students or interested in issues of minority aging. This year's theme was families.

Anagnopoulos was invited to present on Lakota families. The title of her presentation was "Lakota Families and the Role of Elders." This is part of a larger developing project.

The BHSU psychology professor has been invited to deliver a shorter version of that talk at the national convention of the American Psychological Association to be held in Boston in late August.

Faculty photos scheduled

Faculty members are reminded that the media relations office will be taking individual faculty photos during faculty inservice. Faculty who haven't had a photo taken recently should plan to have their photograph taken to update their photo file.

Individual photos will be taken Thursday, Aug. 26 from 1:30-3 p.m. in Jonas 307. Faculty inservice is Aug. 23-27. See the schedule.

Grants opportunities announced

Below are the program materials received July 22-Aug. 5 in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at . Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • Eddie Bauer Corporate Grants. The projects Eddie Bauer supports through funding and employee volunteerism reflect the company's tradition of caring for the environment, providing educational and job training opportunities, empowering women to succeed, and promoting diversity.
  • USDA. Small business innovation research program. Due Sept. 2.
  • North American Wetlands Conservation Act. Small grants program. Due Dec. 3.
  • American Council of Learned Societies. Various fellowships and grants for various levels in the humanities and social sciences.
  • American Council of Learned Societies. Frederick Burkhardt residential fellowships for recently tenured scholars for projects in the humanities and social sciences.
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues. Grants-in-aid program.

This week at BHSU - Top

Monday, Aug. 9

  • Presentation by Dr. Donna Erickson, National Institute of Multimedia Education (NIME), Chiba, Japan on "Syllable Counting and Mora Units in Speech Perception", 1:30 p.m., Conference Room 220 at the Student Union.

Thursday, Aug. 12

  • PREP for transfer and returning students
  • Board of Regents meet on campus

Friday, Aug. 13

  • PREP for freshmen students
  • Board of Regents meet on campus

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