Volume XXIII No.
49 Dec. 23, 1999
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.
CSA position open
The following career service position is open:
- secretary with keyboarding, College of Arts and
- senior building maintenance worker, facilities
For more information, please check the announcement
bulletin or contact the personnel office.
Lifelong Learning to sponsor workshop - Top
BHSU faculty are invited to mark their new year's
calendar for a day of fellowship and collaboration
sponsored by the Collaboratory for Lifelong Learning
faculty development program on Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. - 3
Faculty who have received Bush Foundation minigrants
and travel support during the past summer and this fall
term will SHOWCASE their projects in J306! Paul Kopco and
Roger Ochse will present The Digital Difference:
through Performance Technology; Jim Hesson, Rob Schurrer,
Betsy Silva, and Larry Tentinger will present Personality
Types: Collaboration' s Friend or Foe; Sharon Strand,
Dorothy Fuller, RenaFaye Norby and Kristi Pearce will
present Internet Teaching by Style: Profiling the On-line
Professor; and Lidan Lin will share her experiences at
the International Ezra Pound Conference in Beijing,
China. Lunch will be provided.
For additional information contact Kristi Pearce.
Lebrun speaks to fall graduates -
Regent Pat Lebrun of Rapid City gave the commencement
address to the last graduating class of the twentieth
century at Black Hills State. Addressing the 189
candidates for degree status, the faculty, students'
families and friends of the university attending the 138th
graduation ceremony, she spoke of the new
revolutionthe information age. Lebrun told the
graduates the information age is driven by technology
which in turn is driven by education. Today's economy
requires more educated people. Lebrun said, Let us
resolve to meet the demands of this revolution, to make
education the foundation of our future. ... That through
education we can build a better, more prosperous South
Dakota for us all.
What goes around, comes
around - Top
From one generation to the next time flies, or so it
seemed to Dr. Darlene Swartz, professor of education at
Black Hills State University. This summer in an education
class the name Edwards and the face of a student seemed
familiar to Swartz. As it turned out she taught his
father, Guy, 44 years ago in a kindergarten class at
Porcupine. Today, Guy is a successful Sturgis businessman
and his son is an aspiring new teacher. Guy also
graduated from BHSU in 1972 with a degree in business.
honors student scholars - Top
Senior Max Wetz received his gold cord as a summa cum
laude graduate from Vice President of Academic Affairs
Lyle Cook during the 15th annual honors
breakfast hosted recently by the university. Wetz was
among the 20 summa cum laude graduates recognized at the
breakfast prior to the fall semester commencement. The
senior from Newell is a mass communications major and was
editor in chief of the BHSU student newspaper Today.
A former Legislative intern, he will soon move to Pierre
to begin his new job as Republican Legislative Campaign
$40,000 ROTC Award -Top
Captain Harold Stewart, professor of military science
at Black Hills State, awarded Amanda Hatch a $40,000 ROTC
scholarship during Black Hills State's 15th
annual honors breakfast prior to the December
commencement ceremony. Hatch is a sophomore American
Indian Studies major. The scholarship potentially will
cover college costs up to $16,000 a year. Hatch is a 1994
graduate of Edgemont High School
plans now for spring 2000 registration - Top
Classes begin Jan. 13 for the spring 2000 semester at
Black Hills State University.
Anyone not already registered will be able to sign up
for classes the morning of Tuesday, Jan. 11, from 8 a.m.
until noon in the Student Union Market Place. Late
registration will be Jan. 12-14 in the Student Market
Place during posted hours. Students who have registered
for classes will not need to re-register.
All students must check in according to the financial
aid disbursement and fee payment schedule, which begins Tuesday, January 11 at 8 a.m. in the multipurpose room. To keep
payment lines as short as possible, students are asked to
pay their tuition and fees during scheduled times.
Disbursement will continue through Friday, January 14 at 4 p.m.
according to the schedule which can be
obtained by calling the enrollment center at 642-6343.
Students who are unable to meet their scheduled time may
check in Tuesday from 3 to 4 p.m., Wednesday & Thursday from 8
to 9 a.m., or Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Dropping and adding of classes will begin Jan. 11 in
the Student Union Market Place. Students must drop a
non-block class by Jan. 27 to receive a refund. Block
classes must be dropped within the first 13 percent
(first or second day) of the class to receive a refund.
Refunds will be mailed to the student's current address
on Feb. 25.
Students may register for evening classes in the
Student Union Market Place Jan. 11-14 anytime during
Market Place hours. After Jan. 14, registration will move
to Woodburn Hall Room 106 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The ACT test will be given Jan. 10 at 9 a.m. in Jonas
301. This is the final opportunity to complete the ACT
prior to the spring semester.
Students may move into the residence halls Jan. 10
from noon until 10 p.m.
First-time borrowers and transfer students must attend
a loan/debt information session before picking up a
student loan check. The sessions will be held in the
first floor conference room of Woodburn Hall as follows:
Jan. 11 at 9:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., Jan. 12 at 9 a.m. and 3
p.m., Jan. 13 at 9:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m., and Jan. 14 at
For more information, call the enrollment center at
CSA minutes Nov. 9, 1999
The CSA council met Nov. 9 at the Pangburn dining
room. Present were Deatta Chapel, Susan Hemmingson,
Paulette Palladino, Gloria Spitler, Becky Dovre, Fred
Nelson, Candy Huddleston, Marilyn Luscombe and Corinne
Hansen. Not present were Ellen Boyd, Colleen Gustafson,
Margaret Kleinsasser and Jim Holter.
Vice president Deatta Chapel called the meeting to
order. Minutes of the October meeting were read. Candy
Huddleston motioned to approve the minutes, Paulette
Palladino seconded the motion.
Candy Huddleston reported that she attended the safety
Corinne Hansen gave a report on the recent CSA
election. Newly elected CSA council members who will
begin their terms in January are: Linda Torgerson for
Jonas/Cook/Central, Jeanne Hanson and Myron Sullivan for
facilities services, and Ginny Sunding for Woodburn. All
four have agreed to serve on the council.
Thank you notes were presented from Steve Meeker for
the addition of money to the CSA scholarship and Dorothy
Keller for the door prize.
Welcome baskets were discussed. Susan Hemmingson
suggested that each CSA area be visited by the council
representative in their area. Deatta Chapel will discuss
the progress of basket distribution with Margaret
A Christmas/fall social was discussed. Paulette
Palladino, Becky Dovre, Gloria Spitler and Candy
Huddleston volunteered to serve on this committee.
Several ideas were discussed.
Fred Nelson, state CSA council member, gave the
official minutes from the state CSA meeting. He also
discussed the salary resolution.
A second reading was held on the by-law changes.
Paulette Palladino made a motion to approve changes as
noted. Becky Dovre seconded the motion. Motion passed.
It was noted that new CSA council members should be
invited to the next meeting. A suggestion was made to
designate all committee members at the first meeting of
The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 14 at 8 a.m. in
the Little Dining Room. Meeting adjourned.
Recorded by Corinne Hansen, CSA secretary
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
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, Woodburn 220, 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
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 Dec. 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. 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
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
Grants opportunities -
Below are the program materials received Dec. 16-Dec.
22 in the grants office, Woodburn 220. For copies of the
information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail
requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be
posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the
- Research Program for Humanities Scholars. This
program provides grant support for humanities
faculty in South Dakota colleges/universities and
others working in the humanities to devote time
to conduct research on subjects of particular
relevance to South Dakota culture and heritage,
as well as on universal humanities themes of
interest to the public. One of the goals of the
program is to develop and strengthen humanities
resources in the state. A maximum of $2,500 in
outright funds is necessary because of limited
funds available. The deadline for research
proposals is Feb. 4, 2000, for projects proposed
after April 15. The preliminary deadline (one
copy for staff review) is Jan. 21.
- The Education Department is inviting
required preapplications for cooperative
agreements under the fund for the Improvement of
postsecondary education's comprehensive program
for projects focusing on better use of resources
to increase learning productivity and supporting
and disseminating information about reforms.
Deadline: Feb. 11. http://www.ed.gov/FIPSE/
- Higher Education Challenge Grants (USDA). The
agriculture department is inviting applications
to improve postsecondary education in specific
areas to strengthen the nation's food and
agricultural scientific and professional
workforce. Deadline: Jan. 17 for letters of
intent to apply; Feb. 14 for applications.
Projects should have the potential for high
impact, innovation, multidisciplinary effort, and
generating products and results. Projects must
address one or more of the following: curricula
design and materials development; faculty
preparation and teacher enhancement; instruction
delivery systems; and student experiential
- Racial Disparities in Diabetes (NIDDK). The
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and
Kidney Diseases is inviting applications to
address differences among ethnic populations in
risk factors for diabetes complications.
Deadline: Feb. 1, June 1 and Oct. 1. NDDK asks
researchers to look at the extent to which
factors, including inherent metabolic and genetic
variations, medical care, socioeconomic status
and behavioral factors, account for racial/ethnic
Tuesday, Dec. 28
- Final grades due in records office by 4 p.m.
Wednesday Thursday, Dec. 29-30
- Men's Basketball, Perkins Classic Tournament
Friday, Dec. 31
- Orders for letterhead and envelopes to be printed
during January are due in duplicating today
Friday, Jan. 7
- Men's and women's basketball vs. Dordt College, 6
and 7:30 p.m., Young Center
Saturday, Jan. 8
- Men's and women's basketball vs. University of
Sioux Falls, 6 and 7:30 p.m., Young Center
Monday, Jan. 10
- Day of fellowship and collaboration sponsored by
the Collaboratory for Lifelong Learning faculty
development program Jan. 10 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 11
- Women's basketball vs. Montana State
Wednesday, Jan. 12
- Register for spring classes
Thursday, Jan. 13