Volume XXIII No. 34 • Sept. 3, 1999

Submit items to Campus Currents

The Campus Currents is distributed every Friday. If you would like to include an item in the newsletter send it to: Campus Currents, Unit 9512 or by e-mail to Campus Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.

Norby presents paper at physics teachers meeting - Top

Rena Fay Norby, College of Education assistant professor, presented a paper at the summer meeting of the American Association of Physics Teachers, in San Antonio, Texas, this summer.

The title of her paper was "What do Women Want: 33 Tips for Teaching Physics to Women Students." The paper can be viewed at the following web address: http://www.bhsu.edu/rnorby/what_do_women_want.html

Terri Wells hired as assistant director of institutional advancement - Top

Terri Wells was hired recently as assistant director of institutional advancement at Black Hills State University.

She will work with director Steve Meeker and his staff overseeing alumni activities and raising scholarship and endowment funds supporting university academic programs.

“We're pleased to have Terri on our staff,” said Meeker. “She has previous development experience that will help us with our fund raising activities. She is very personable and a joy to have in our office.”

Wells worked as an account representative for Seaton Publishing in Spearfish the past two years.

From 1990-1994 she served as community relations and development director at St. Francis Hospital in Maryville, Mo. She promoted the hospital foundation's annual giving program, planned seminars and workshops, developed press releases and publications and coordinated a celebrity golf tournament as part of her duties.

After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Wyoming in 1985, Wells worked in newspaper and radio sales in Wyoming, Kansas and Iowa.

Terri and her husband, Paul, have three young children. She and her husband are owners of Pizza Ranch in Spearfish.

Submit names of volunteers - Top

Please submit the names and addresses of any volunteers who will be working in your area to the president's office.

The names will be forwarded to the South Dakota Board of Regents. In case a volunteer would be injured in the performance of volunteer work, they will be covered by Workmen's Compensation similar to any employee of the university. In addition, the university can justify expenditures which are made in connection with their contributions if they are identified with volunteer status.

Bureau of personnel offers training courses - Top

The bureau of personnel is offering a variety of training courses as outlined below. There is no cost for these courses.

If you are interested in attending, please contact Becky Bruce (6549) or Anita Haeder (6545) as soon as possible but not later than 10 working days prior to the course start date. Any related travel, meals, etc. will be charged to the requesting department.

Schedule of courses

Faculty should obtain research approval - Top

Any faculty member or student utilizing human subjects in research projects or animals in research or teaching activities must obtain approval from the Animal Care and Human Subjects Committee before beginning the project or activity. This includes survey research, analysis of data previously gathered from human subjects, and student research projects involving animal or human subjects.

Although many of the projects involving human subjects may be determined to be exempt from full committee review, the application process must be completed to extend University legal protection for the project. For information and application forms, please contact the committee chair, Doug Wessel, at Unit 9032, phone 6514, or in SW 210.

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 Oct. 21.

Proposals are due Oct. 15. 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 unit 9550.

BH to celebrate 100 years of football - Top

Black Hills State University is inviting all former football players, coaches, trainers, cheerleaders and fans to celebrate 100 years of football Sept. 3 and 4.

The festivities will begin Sept. 3 and culminate Sept. 4 when the 1999 Yellow Jackets host the Dickinson State University Blue Hawks in their season opener. This celebration of a century of football is an opportunity for former Yellow Jackets to reunite with college friends and to once again enjoy the excitement of Yellow Jacket football.

The public is invited to attend the alumni Burger King tailgate party prior to the game Saturday, Sept. 4 from 2-4 p.m. at the north end of Lyle Hare Stadium. Free whoppers, chips and soda will be served at the tailgate. Burger King will be sponsoring free tailgate parties prior to all home football games this season.

At 4 p.m. a special recognition will be held in honor of 100 years of football at Black Hills State. The Yellow Jackets kick off their 1999 football season with the game at 5 p.m.

A steak fry Sept. 3 at the City Park will introduce all former players, coaches, trainers and cheerleaders to the current 1999 Yellow Jacket squad. Participants may also take part in a golf tournament or take a campus walking tour Saturday morning followed by a team meeting at 1 p.m. at the Young Center.

For more information on the 100-year celebration or to register contact the BHSU institutional advancement office at 642-6385 or see the web site at <http://www.bhsu.edu/alumni/archive/football100years/index.html>.

Grants opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received Aug. 26-Sept. 1 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.

  • NASA. University Earth System Science (UnESS) project announcement of opportunity. Notice of intent due Oct. 20; Proposal due Dec. 1.
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation. Awards for Scandinavians and awards for study in Scandinavia - graduate level.

This week at BHSU - Top

Friday, Sept. 3

  • Payment deadline 3 p.m. for all classes

Saturday, Sept. 4

  • 100 years of football celebration, Lyle Hare Stadium, tailgate party 2-4 p.m., recognition 4 p.m.
  • Football game vs. Dickinson State, Lyle Hare Stadium, 5 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 6

  • Labor Day, no classes, CSA holiday

Tuesday, Sept. 7

  • Parking permits required starting today

Wednesday, Sept. 8

  • Adventure Center Expo and Organization Fair, outside Student Union, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 9

  • Fall Film Festival - "The Double Life of Veronique", Jonas 305, 7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 10

  • College of Education scholarship reception, Student Union multipurpose room
  • Volleyball, BHSU Invitational

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