Volume XXIII No. 45 • Nov. 19, 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.

More than 250 students participate in tourism job fair - Top

Tyler Johnson, from the Belle Fourche Area Community Center, was one of more than 20 area business representatives at the Tourism and Hospitality Career Fair held at BHSU recently. Representatives were available to discuss job opportunities for BHSU students. Approximately 250 students took part in the fair. The fair was hosted by Black Hills State University in collaboration with Northern Hills Job Service and the Deadwood Gaming Association.


Theisz article accepted for publication - Top

Dr. R. D. Theisz, chair and professor of the department of humanities, has been notified that his most recent article has been accepted for publication by the Great Plains Quarterly for its next issue in 2000.


Professors present at SDAHPERD conference - Top

Several professors made presentations at the annual convention of The South Dakota Association of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance held in Spearfish recently.


BHSU students selected as Legislative interns - Top

Five Black Hills State University students have been selected to participate in government internships during the upcoming 2000 Legislative session in Pierre.


Cross-country team heads to nationals - Top

A season of hard work and dedication is paying off for the Black Hills State women's cross country team as they leave this week for Kenosha, Wisc., host site for the NAIA national cross-country meet.


Students to perform The Diviners - Top

The Black Hills State University theater department will present James Leonard Jr's “The Diviners,” which will be performed Dec. 2, 3, and 4 at 8 p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium.

Leonard's startling and imaginative work was an American College Theatre Festival Award winner in its original production. The play takes place in a simpler time and place – rural Zion, Ind., during the depression of the 1930s. It brings together a disturbed young man and an itinerant preacher disenchanted with the hollowness of pious religiosity. Both men struggle with events from their past, until the inner turmoil of one life is fused with the childhood trauma of the other in the play's climax.

Friday after Thanksgiving is a holiday for employees - Top

The day after Thanksgiving - Friday, Nov. 26 - has been designated as administrative leave for employees of Black Hills State University.

Funds available through instructional improvement committee - Top

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. Proposals are due Nov. 26.

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. Preference is given to new applicants particularly in the areas of education, business, social sciences and humanities. Two three-hour release times are available for fall 2000 and spring of 2001.

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

Friday, Nov. 19

  • Last day to drop a class without receiving an “F”
  • Travelogue, Steve Anderson, “Hot Lava in Cool Places”, noon

Saturday, Nov. 20

  • Preview Day: high school students on campus
  • Kent Meyers, short story reading at Common Grounds (book signing to follow), 6 p.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 23

  • Women's basketball vs. Dickinson State, 6 p.m.
  • Men's basketball vs. Dickinson State, 8 p.m.

Thursday – Friday, Nov. 25-26

  • Thanksgiving holiday , No classes

Friday – Saturday, Nov. 26-27

  • Thanksgiving Classic women's basketball, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center

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