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.
Transfer - Top
Ramona Collins from senior claims clerk in the business office to senior secretary in
Positions open - Top
The following career service positions are open:
- senior claims clerk, business office
- child-care worker, child-care center
For more information, check the announcement
bulletin or contact the personnel office.
Retirement banquet set for Ellen Koan - Top
cordially invited to a retirement dinner for Ellen Koan being held at the Donald E. Young
Center in the Hall of Fame room Oct. 29. The meal will be served promptly at 6 p.m. with a
social hour afterwards.
The choice of meals on the menu will be chicken-fried steak or roast beef. The dinner
is at your own expense and the cost is $11.50 per person. Please RSVP by telephone before
Oct. 21, 1999, with the number in your party and your choice of meal. This is imperative
so that we may have a correct count for the banquet. The phone number to call is 642-6560
We would also like everyone to say farewell to Ellen by sharing with us a story, memory
or remembrance during her twenty-five years here. So, be thinking of something special.
There will also be a coffee for Ellen on October 29 from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the
Pangburn Little Dining Room. So please stop by and wish her farewell. Hosted by facilities
BHSU and northern hills business organizations will host
a tourism and hospitality career fair - Top
Black Hills State University in collaboration with Northern Hills Job Service and the
Deadwood Gaming Association will sponsor a Tourism and Hospitality Career Fair Thursday,
Nov. 4 from noon to 4 p.m. at the David E. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union multipurpose
The career fair is open to the public but focuses on students and alumni with majors
related to business and tourism. Those pursuing career interests with the airlines, cruise
companies, hotels and resorts, travel agencies, food service, attractions, casinos,
festivals and events, recreation agencies, convention and visitors bureaus are invited to
Judy Larson, career services director at BHSU, says there will be 25 to 30 vendors from
which to choose. There will also be a panel discussion by the experts on career
opportunities and entrepreneurship.
The event will provide an opportunity for Black Hills State students to hear
professionals in the various fields and to make personal contacts during the afternoon
with businesses and entities which employ such majors, said Larson. Businesses
will also distribute materials and some will accept resumes for employment.
Career fair information is available by the contacting the BHSU Career Services office
at (605) 642-6277.
Center for Excellence announces new scholars program -
The Center for Excellence is pleased to announce a new scholars program in mathematics
and science education.
According to Andy Johnson, Center of Excellence associate director, the center is
seeking exceptional students who are interested in math and/or science and who want to
expand their intellectual horizons and be recognized for their abilities and efforts. The
focus of this program is to promote excellence in math and science, particularly in math
and science education.
Center scholars will enter into contracts with faculty members to do additional work in
conjunction with some courses. Duties could include working in a scientific laboratory,
studying a topic the student finds particularly interesting, gaining field experience in a
school classroom, or studying special problems in teaching and learning math or science.
Also, center scholars will enroll in courses designated for the scholars program. Two are
planned for this spring semester: a scholars technical writing course and an orientation
course to the scholars program.
This program is open to any student who meets admission qualifications for the program,
has an abiding interest in mathematics and/or science, and is ready for additional
challenges. We hope that, after a wide variety of special experiences, scholars will be
interested in pursuing mathematics or science education. However, this is not a
requirement of the program.
Any faculty member can nominate a student for consideration in this program. To
nominate a talented freshman or sophomore who is interested in science or math, send a
letter to Johnson at the Center for Excellence (email@example.com). Students are
welcome to ask faculty members to nominate them for this program.
To be admitted to the program, a student must be nominated by a faculty member, and
demonstrate appropriate qualifications in an admissions interview. Because spaces are
limited in this program, student nominations should be made as soon as possible.
For additional information contact Johnson or the Center of Excellence.
Burger King to donate $10,000 in student's name to BHSU
Ryan Remington, a senior free safety from Groton, has been selected as a Burger King
College Football Scholar Athlete. The award recognizes athletes for academics, community
service and athletics.
an elementary-education major, was singled out for his achievements on the field and in
the classroom and his commitment to mentoring the community's youth. He has maintained a
3.8 grade-point average at BHSU.
The $10,000 scholarship in Remington's name will placed in the university's general
athletic scholarship fund.
Burger King Corporation has a long history of supporting academics and believes that by
honoring scholar athletes it highlights the value of education.
The company will present the $10,000 check to Remington and the university during
halftime ceremonies at this Saturday's game at Lyle Hare Stadium against the University of
Retired chemistry teacher establishes $30,000 scholarship
endowment at BHSU - Top
James Martin, a retired high school chemistry teacher from Brookings, gifted Black
Hills State University $30,000 to establish a scholarship endowment.
The endowment will provide three scholarship awards named after James Memory Martin,
Shirley Leone Martin, and George Edward Martin. James' scholarship will be awarded to a
science major in education. Shirley's scholarship will be presented to an elementary
education major and George's scholarship will go to a business major.
Scholarship recipients must be United States citizens, Christian, a senior and married
with at least a 2.0 grade-point average.
The scholarship amount will be divided equally among the three scholarships. The
principal of the fund will be permanently preserved, with the earnings from the principal
to be used for the management, growth and distribution of scholarships at BHSU.
The scholarship recipients will not receive cash but will receive credit for tuition,
books and fees at BHSU during the year of the award.
The BHSU Foundation will manage the endowment fund.
Ruddell Gallery features environmental photographs of Mark
Shekore - Top
The environmental photographs of Mark Shekore, professor of art at Northern State
University are currently on display at the Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University
The exhibit "Images of South Dakota" features Shekore's black and white
photographs that were taken during field trips with environmental photography students to
the Black Hills, Badlands, Sand Lake Wildlife Refuge, Ordway Prairie and other locations
The artist says, "Primarily the images depict my views on how the landscape has
been changed by our presence. As a visual artist, the things that interest me the most are
composition, contrasts in values, textures, shapes and light rather than the environmental
issues associated with each site. Often mundane subject matter yielded my most successful
photographs. I experienced an increased awareness of details."
Shekore, currently chairman of the NSU art department, has been on the faculty there
since 1968. He received bachelor's and master's of science degrees and a master of fine
arts degree from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. In 1995 Shekore received the
Terence Brown Memorial Faculty Development Award to study and photograph contemporary
ceramics at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, England. In addition to landscape
photography, Shekore has developed techniques of holography and is an accomplished potter.
The exhibit continues through Nov. 11. The Ruddell Gallery in the Miller Student Union
is open to the public at no charge weekdays from 7 a.m to 4 p.m. and weekends from noon to
Spearfish Lion's Club award scholarship to two
special-education majors - Top
Two Spearfish Lions Club Scholarships were awarded this year to Black Hills State
students Brooke Kelly, a senior from Wall, and Jeanna Kohn, a senior from Lemmon. Both
women have double majors in elementary education/special education.
The Lions Club Scholarship is given annually to a BHSU junior or senior majoring in
special education. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of scholastic
excellence, need, and potential for contribution to special education.
The Spearfish Lions Club established a $15,000 endowment to support their annual
scholarship program. Eighty percent of the interest from the endowment supports the annual
scholarship award. Twenty percent of the interest is returned to the endowed fund to help
|Jeanna Kohn, center left, and Brooke Kelly, this year's winners of Spearfish
Lions Club Scholarships, receive a scholarship award check from Marlin Konstant, left,
Spearfish Lions Club president. Gary Thorman, Lions Club project chairman, was on hand for
the presentation. Both women will graduate from BHSU next May and plan to teach in western
Funds available through instructional improvement committee
The instructional improvement committee (IIC) encourages, through monetary grants, the
application of existing knowledge to specific teaching situations to improve the quality
of instruction at BHSU.
Any full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct faculty or other full-time staff member
engaged in student instruction may apply for grant funds administered by the committee.
Grant funding will normally be available up to a maximum of $1,000 per project. Priority
will be given to projects that will have a broad-based, visible, continuing impact on
instruction across faculty members and/or disciplines. Funds are available for development
of materials and methods to improve teaching and learning, equipment to enhance teaching
and learning, travel to conferences or workshops which enhance teaching and learning, and
bringing consulting lecturers and teaching specialists to campus to offer presentations to
and/or with faculty and teaching-support staff at BHSU. Faculty members who apply for
grants to support travel to a conference or workshop are limited to receiving no more than
one grant every three years.
Proposals for grant funding will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis. The
deadline for submission will be the last Friday of each month; a decision will be made as
soon as practical on each proposal. Ten copies of the proposals should be submitted to the
Grants and Special Projects Office, W220, or to the chair of the committee, Sharon Strand.
Proposals will consist of proposal and budget outlines following the specified format
available at the grants and special projects web page.
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.
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.
Grants opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received Oct. 7-20 in the grants office, Woodburn 220.
For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at
information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information
- American Library Association. Purpose is to provide support for continuing
education through scholarships, grants for future projects, and awards for distinguished
service. Deadlines is Dec. 1 and Dec. 15.
Minutes of the Oct. 19 graduate council meeting - Top
Minutes of graduate council for Oct. 19 at 3:15 p.m. in Jonas 306. Present: Erickson,
Molseed, Silva, Steckline, Alsup, R. Chrisman, and Schwartz. Absent: Cook, Lee, Sander,
Montross. Visitor: Momanyi.
New Faculty Profile
by Dawn Taggart, media relations student intern
Patty-Jo Bellamy chose Black Hills State University
because of it's small classes, it's emphasis in teaching, and because of the Black Hills.
The small classes were the greatest influence on her decision to join the
BHSU team. She said, Students are afraid to speak up in bigger classes, and
she feels large classes are not good for the students.
Bellamy's employment at Black Hills State began on August 15 in the area
of advertising and marketing. She was previously employed as a visiting assistant
professor at North Dakota State in Fargo, N.D. Prior to employment at NDSU she was a
research assistant and sessional instructor for the University of Manitoba at Winnipeg as
well as assistant professor at the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. She also
held editorial and managerial positions at The Casper Star Tribune in her hometown
of Casper, Wyo., Ke Alaka'I Newspaper at Brigham Young University in Hawaii, and the
Wyoming Horizons Magazine.
Bellamy's teaching areas include marketing and mass communication with an
emphasis in advertising. She admits that she is both an advocate and a critic of
advertising saying, It's dynamic, it's fun, and it's complex. Bellamy finds
advertising to be the most rewarding subject she teaches, and would like to see an
interdisciplinary collaboration between her advertising classes and some of the mass
communication computer classes. She feels the experience of seeing a project through to
the end product would be very beneficial to her advertising students.
Bellamy earned several degrees: associate of arts in business, 1985,
Casper College, Casper, Wyo.; bachelor of science in business information management,
1987, Brigham Young University, Laie, Hawaii; master's of business administration, 1990,
University of Montana, Missoula, Mont.; and she is currently a candidate for a Ph.D. in
marketing through the University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
Her awards include: National Deans Honor List, 1987; University of North
Dakota Professional Development grant, 1994; University of North Dakota Equipment Grant,
1994; Centre for International Business Studies Research Grant, 1996-97.
For the future, Bellamy would like to see her students participate in
national competitions in advertising and do collaborative class work.
The activities Bellamy enjoys include traveling, cooking, and meeting
people of different cultures. She is also an advocate for animals; she rescues and places
animals that have been abandoned or injured, such as birds that have become covered in
oil. These birds, once they have been cleaned and treated, are released back into the
wild. She also rescues abandoned/injured domestic pets.
Bellamy has done a great deal of charity work for orphanages in Russia and
the Republic of Georgia, where there are currently one million orphans. She gathers
clothing, medicine and toys for these children and coordinated a drive for stuffed animals
for 300 orphans in Russia.
Bellamy says of her legacy, I would hope to have been as dynamic as
Steven Covey, as compassionate as Mother Theresa, as knowledgeable as Peter Drucker, and
as successful in teaching as Bill Gates is in computers.
This week at BHSU - Top
Friday, Oct. 22
- Volleyball, University of Sioux Falls, 7:30 p.m., Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Saturday, Oct. 23
- Volleyball, Mount Marty College, noon, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center
- Football, University of Sioux Falls, 1:30 p.m., Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center. Tailgate socials prior to game - Burger King Tailgate social at north end of Lyle
Hare Stadium, noon to 1:15 p.m. and Black Hills Power and Light Tailgate social at Salem
Park from noon to 1:15 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 25
- Manic Monday - retreat for faculty, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Woodburn third floor
- Open house, United Ministries, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Student Union 18
Tuesday, Oct. 26
- Norwest Financial, scheduled interviews, contact Career Services at 642-6277
- Volleyball, National American University, 7 p.m., Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Wednesday, Oct. 27
- Rocky Horror picture show, 7 p.m., Cook Gym
Wednesday-Thursday, Oct. 27-8
- Flu shots for state employees, call 642-6520 for an appointment
Thursday, Oct. 28
- Green & Gold Luncheon, noon, Holiday Inn
Friday, Oct. 29
- Preview Day: high school students on campus today
- Travelogue Series: Brian Smith on Antigua, noon, bring your lunch