Volume XXIII No. 31 • Aug. 13, 1999

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Faculty photos scheduled - Top

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.

Make plans for Summer Craze new student days - Top

August is here and offices across campus are gearing up for a new school year. New students will be arriving on campus Friday, Aug. 27 for the start of the 1999 New Student Days program. The theme for this year's program is New Student Days: Summer Craze '99.

Faculty and staff members are being asked to join the orientation committee in welcoming new students to Black Hills State University. Decorating your office in a summer theme (beach balls, umbrellas, suns, flamingos, etc) is one way to participate. New students and their parents will be invited to stop in offices across campus to get last minute information and questions answered from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday.

The agenda for this year's program is listed below. If you see an event you would like to participate in, please call the Student Assistance Center at 6259 for more information. Thanks for helping to make Summer Craze '99 a success!

Friday, August 27

  • 10 a.m.–2 p.m. - Check-in/Move-in, Student Union cul de sac
    Office Open House All offices
  • 3–4 p.m. - Ice Cream Social, Market Place
  • 4–5:30 - Major in Success, Woodburn Auditorium
  • 5:30–8 p.m. - Dinner/Parent Farewell, On your own
  • 8:30–10 p.m. - Scavenger Hunt, Student Union

Saturday, August 28

  • 8-9 a.m. - Breakfast, Pangburn Dining Hall
  • 9-10:30 a.m. - Get Fired Up!, YC Field House
  • 10:30–11:30 - College 101, Jonas 305
  • 11:30–noon - Money Craze, Jonas 305
  • noon–1 p.m. - Summer Picnic, Campus Green
  • 1-2:30 p.m. - Let's Party!, Jonas 305
  • 2:30–3 p.m. - Watermelon Feed, Campus Green
  • 3–4:30 p.m. - Good Vibrations, Market Place
  • 5–7:30 p.m. - Cruizin' Spearfish, Depart Student Union
  • 8 p.m. – Midnight Sizzling Summer Nights Dance, Young Center Pool

Sunday, August 29

  • 10–11:30 a.m.- Brunch Pangburn, Dining Hall
  • 11:30 – 12:30 - Email Surfin', Jonas 305
    Optional Activities
  • 1 p.m. - Hike to Devil's Bathtub, depart Student Union
  • 2 p.m. - Intro to Disc Golf, Student Union
  • 1–5 p.m. - Rappelling, Rappelling Tower

English Club announces fall film festival - Top

The Black Hills State University English Club proudly presents four films by the Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski in the 1999 BHSU Fall Film Festival.

The film schedule is:

Thursday, Sept. 9
The Double Life
of Veronique

7 p.m. in Jonas 305

Thursday, Sept. 23
Blue
7 p.m. in Jonas 305

Thursday, Oct. 7
White
at 7 p.m. in Jonas 305

Thursday, Oct. 21
Red
7 p.m. in Jonas 305

"The brilliant Polish director Krzysztof Kieslowski, who died of heart failure in March 1996 at the age of just 54, was far and away the most important filmmaker of the post-Iron Curtain era. As Eastern Europe swung to a radically different beat in the late '80s, he was there to represent the promises and insecurities of the new world order. . . . And his most recent works, "The Double Life of Veronique" and the "Blue," "White" and "Red" trilogy, which won Kieslowski his reputation in the United States, subtly contemplated the fate of Europe after the fall of the Berlin Wall.

"Kieslowski's movies boasted stunning photography, exquisite music and the world's most gorgeous women. Amazingly, he utilized these most beautiful elements of filmmaking to explore postmodern malaise. Somehow, as contradictory as that sounds, he pulled it off,” according to Michael Fox, Movie Magazine International.

The film festival is co-sponsored by the University Programming Team and partially funded by the student activity fee. Admission is free. For additional information about the film festival contact Vincent King at 6502.

Grants opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received Aug. 5-11 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.

  • Local and regional satellite data (NOAA). The Commerce Department's National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is inviting applications to expand the use of satellite data for the study of scientific phenomena in local and regional areas. The program provides free real-time satellite data to academic institutions for their use in studying local and regional phenomena. The emphasis of the program is to expand the use of satellite data within the academic community. Deadline is Nov. 15. <http://www.rdc.noaa.gov/-grants/index/html>
  • The Charles A. Frueauff Foundation. The mission of the Charles A. Frueauff Foundation is to improve the lives of those in need by making grants to non-profit organizations in the areas of higher education, social services, health agencies and hospitals throughout the United States. The trustees believe that organizations know their needs and where funding would be most effective, therefore, the foundation does not restrict funding to any one area. Grants are evaluated on the merits of the organization's financial need and potential impact. Deadline: Sept. 15.
  • NASA. University Earth System Science Project announcement of opportunity.
  • Life Sciences Research Foundation. Grants program. Due Oct. 1.
  • Department of Education. Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Program. The academic areas that are eligible are biology, chemistry, computer and information sciences, engineering, geological and related sciences, mathematics, and physics. Due Oct. 4.
  • John and Catherine MacArthur Foundation. General grants program. Media projects that increase the diversity of voices and viewpoints in film, tv, and radio.
  • NASA. Earth System Science Education Program. Amendment 2. Due Sept. 8.
  • USIA. International Education and Cultural Activities - open grant program. Due Oct. 15.
  • George Gund Foundation. Grants in the areas of education, economic development and community revitalization, human services, arts, environment and civic affairs. Deadlines are March 30, June 30, Sept. 30 and Dec. 30.

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