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Lech Walesa will speak at BHSU - Top
Lech Walesa, 1983 Nobel Peace Prize winner and leader who helped end Communist rule in Poland, will speak at Black Hills State University Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center gymnasium. His address is open to the public at no charge.
Walesa burst into the world spotlight in 1980 during the well-known Lenin shipyard strike in Gdansk, Poland. Workers, incensed by an increase in prices set by the Communist government, were demanding the right to organize free and independent trade unions.
BH students perform Shakespeare in digital theater format - Top
The Black Hills State University campus is quiet most summer evenings, with local residents playing tennis, walking their dogs, or just strolling in the long cool dusk. Inside the theater in Woodburn Hall it's a different story. Under the hot lights, student volunteers practice roles from famous Shakespearean playsA Midsummer Night's Dream, The Taming of the Shrew, Romeo and Juliet, and Hamlet.
All this effort is not for a stage performance, but for the filming of digital scenes that will appear on the Internet. Some movie clips will be stored as DVD video or CD-ROM. All scenes will be made available to college and high school students who will participate in an ongoing project, Shakespeare: Collaborating Through Technology.
Swarm Day parade winners announced - Top
The Swarm Day Committee announced the parade winners in the marching band and float competition held during last weekend's homecoming celebration at Black Hills State University.
Winners in the marching band competition were as follows: Class AAfirst place to Spearfish High School, and second place to Sturgis Brown High School; Class Afirst place to Belle Fourche High School; Class Bfirst place to Sundance High School; and best overall bandSpearfish High School.
Winners in the float competition were recognized by category. Winners in the community business category were Spearfish Rainbow pre-school, first place; and the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce, second place.
Community organization winners in the Swarm Day parade were the Northern Hills Training Center, first place; and the Northern Hills Barber Shop chorus, second.
Campus organizations and residence hall winners by category were SpiritSigma Tau Gamma, Use of the ThemeProps and Liners, OriginalityBHSU Student Ambassadors, and Effort-Heidepriem Hall.
Career development workshop series begins - Top
A different stage of career development will be explored each week. The same workshop will be repeated several times during the designated week to accommodate students' schedules. Workshops are presented by staff of the student assistance center, student support services, and career services. For additional information on these workshops contact Christa Fye at 642-6320.
"A Place to Start: Assessing Values, Interests, and Abilities" presented by Christa Fye
"Develop Your Major/Career: Advising, Mentoring, and Networking" presented by Deb Brauneller
"Creating a Competitive Resume" presented by Judy Larson
Student-teacher meetings set - Top
Black Hills State University students who are planning to student teach in the spring 2000 semester should plan to attend a student-teacher meeting.
To prepare for the student-teaching experience students are asked to attend one of the following meetings:
For additional information contact the field experience office at 642-6642.
The third annual visual arts alumni show is currently on display at the Ruddell Gallery at the Black Hills State University Miller Student Union. The art exhibit continues through Oct. 14.
A reception honoring the artists was held during Swarm Week.
BHSU alumni who have artwork in the show include: Angela (Immel) Alanson, Jay Bedsaul, Grete Bodogaard, Steve Bridge, Micherlyn Brown, Alice Burgess, T.R. Chytka, Paul Cody, Gerald Collogan, Betty Coon, Lonie Daly-Teachout, Melissa DeVries, Bill Feterl, Dave Horan, Melanie Kelley, Sandra (Satterlee) Newman, Lisa J. Swallow, Laura Tarnoff, Jim Knutson, Kay Mateer-Dubois and Dick Termes.
Results announced for the Swarm Day disc-golf tournament - Top
Twenty-nine players participated in the third annual Swarm Days disc-golf tournament held on the BHSU campus course last week.
Ryan Heinis, a sophomore from Rapid City, earned the first-place honor in the men's division after winning a three-hole sudden death playoff. His score was 54. Matt Mueller, a sophomore from Miller, took second place with a 54 and Jim Gerdes, a junior from Pierre, finished a close third with 55.
In the women's division Sara DeGroot, a freshman from Black Hawk, finished first with a 64.
Par for the 19-hole course is a score of 57.
The next disc-golf tournament on campus will be the fourth annual Octoberfling which is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 2. This will be a 38-hole event with a meal provided between rounds. The entry fee includes an official golfing disc from the BHSU bookstore. Walk-up registration is from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m, at hole 1 located to the west of Jonas Science Hall. A shot-gun start is scheduled for 9:15. a.m.
For additional information contact Don Altmyer at 642-6091.
Flu shots offered for state employees - Top
Flu shots are available free of charge to all health-plan participants. This includes benefited employees and their participating dependents. It also includes participating retirees and those who have continued their health coverage through COBRA.
Shots will be given at Black Hills State University: Oct. 27 and 28 at 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., room 222 of the Donald E. Young Center. Call student health services at 642-6520 for an appointment.
Flu shots are also available Oct. 20 from 1-6 p.m., at the Health Fair at Black Hills Medical Center, (walk-in clinic) or call for an appointment at the Lawrence County CHS Office (578-2660).
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.
This week at BHSU - Top
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