Volume XXIV No. 18
May 5, 2000
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position open - Top
The following Career
Service position is open and is limited to status Career Service
employees of Black Hills State University:
information, please check the announcement
bulletin or contact the
Tom Anderson accepts
position at Wayne State University - Top
|Tom Anderson, vice
president for finance and administration at Black
Hills State University, has accepted a position
at Wayne State University in Detroit, Mich., as
associate dean for administrative affairs.
BHSU chief financial officer will be leaving June
9. He came to BHSU in April of 1996 from Chatham
College, Pittsburgh, Pa., where he served as a
vice president of finance at the all-women's
college since 1993.
Employees recognized -
Hills State University recognized employees at
the Annual Employee Award Program held April 27
in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student
The recognition tea was in honor of
employees nominated by a member of the university
community for outstanding service in a particular
category. The categories are: economic savings,
community service, student service, outstanding
university service, university area, and special
Retiring faculty honored -
|Three Black Hills State
University faculty were honored recently at a
university sponsored recognition reception.
retiring this spring are Howard Perry, professor
of business, and Ella Stotz, assistant professor
of education. Lorella Donlin, associate professor
of business, who retired late in the spring a
year ago, was also recognized.
Five staff members retire
|Five Black Hills State
University staff members who are retiring this
year were honored at an annual spring recognition
reception for faculty and staff.
retiring are Verla Fish, administrative assistant
I in charge of the continuing education office
and a 23-year employee; Ellen Koan, custodial
supervisor I, a 26-year employee; Jane Mattson,
senior cook, a 22-year employee; Dee Moodie,
library associate, a seven-year employee; and
Evonne Welsh, secretary at the Young Center, a
employees receive longevity pins from state -
|Faculty and staff at Black Hills
State University were recently honored for their
longevity as state employees and were awarded
pins representing years of service.
will hold 139th commencement May 13 - Top
|The 139th Black
Hills State University commencement is scheduled
for Saturday, May 13 at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium
of the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.
A total of 330 students are candidates for
degree confirmation. Among the graduates are 25
master's of science, one bachelor's of arts, 209
bachelor's of science, 89 bachelor's of science
in education and six associate-degree candidates.
Dr. Howard Perry, College of Business
professor, will be honored as the 2000 recipient
of the distinguished faculty award, and will also
retire this year. Last year's recipient, Jan
Golliher, assistant professor of physical
education, will speak to the graduates and
BHSU President Thomas Flickema will host a
reception for the graduates and their families
and friends, and BHSU faculty and staff members
immediately following the commencement ceremony.
The reception will be held in the Young Center
convocation breakfast will be held prior to
graduation at 7:45 a.m. in the Student Union
multi-purpose room. The cum laude, magna cum
laude, and summa cum laude graduates will be
honored. Also, the highest ranking male and
female graduates, John Broome, England, and Lisa
VanLanduyt, Spearfish, will be recognized.
BHSU student senate has selected the following
award recipients who will also be honored at the
breakfast: outstanding female student, Christina
Schultes, Spearfish; outstanding male student,
Ryan Maher, Spearfish; outstanding staff member,
Rusty Leubchow, Spearfish, and outstanding
faculty member, Al Sandau, Spearfish.
The Fayette L. Cook Scholarship will be
awarded to Ellery Grey, Spearfish, and the Wenona
Cook Scholarship will be presented to Karie
Price, Rapid City.
offer stress relieving activities - Top
400 students, faculty and staff took advantage of
a chance to learn stress management techniques
offered at no charge as part of a stress
management class at BHSU.
to Dr. Larry Tentinger, instructor of the class,
35 students participated in the class activity.
The students indicated they learned a lot by
being a part of this stress less finals activity.
The massage therapy proved to be the favorite
among visitors. The students also provided art
therapy, music therapy, time management, and
progressive relaxation techniques.
Tentinger said the project was a
success and will definitely continue in the
future. He thanked campus organizations including
the UP team for their help with the project.
improvement committee taking applications for
course releases - Top
improvement committee is ready to receive
applications for course releases for the
2000-2001 school year.
Course releases are
available to any full-time faculty member with
the approval of his/her dean and department
chair. Course releases will be for one semester
during the regular academic year. Consideration
will be given for summer stipends for faculty
unable to apply for a course release for the
regular academic year because of documented
departmental staffing problems.
|Course releases may
be granted to:
- design a new course which will be infused
with technology or offered through the
- redesign an existing course so that it is
infused with technology or offered for
- design a new course or redesign an
existing course to be presented
collaboratively with other BHSU faculty;
- significantly redesign an existing
- design a new course.
available through instructional improvement
committee - Top
improvement committee (IIC) encourages, through
monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to
improve the quality of instruction at BHSU.
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 of 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
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.
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 practicable 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.
committee has funds available - Top
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.
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 spring of 2001. You can apply now.
|The applicants are
encouraged to contact the committee members for
advice prior to completing their proposals. The
members are John Alsup, Steve Anderson, Lyle
Cook, Tom Cox, Daniel Farrington, Abdollah
Farrokhi, chair; Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane
Sarver and Rob Schurrer.
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.
opportunities announced - Top
|Below are the
program materials received April 20-26 in the
grants office in 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
- NSF. Faculty early career
development (CAREER) program, including
the description of the NSF component of
the Presidential Early Career Awards for
Scientists and Engineers (PECASE).
Deadlines range from July 25-27,
depending upon directorate. NSF 00-89.
- Department of Education. Comprehensive
school reform educational research grant.
Due June 22. CFDA 84.306S.
- Ford Foundation. Foundation's
interests are education, knowledge and
religion; media, arts and culture.
- Middle-Grades Science Instructional
Materials (NSF). The National Science
Foundation is inviting proposals under a
two-phased initiative to develop a new
generation of comprehensive science
instruction materials to use in the
middle grades and the transition to high
school. Deadline: July 14 for preliminary
proposals; Oct. 20 for full proposals.
By Dawn Taggart,
Media Relations student intern
Quality of life and nice, friendly
people are what brought Dr. Charles C.
Lee to Black Hills State University.
Before joining BHSU's tourism and
hospitality department, Lee had been both
research assistant and reaching assistant
for Clemson University in Clemson, S.C.,
since 1996. Prior to that position, he
was an English lecturer for Seoul Tourism
and Translation Institute in Seoul,
Korea, from 1991 to 1998.
Lee earned his bachelor's degree in
electrical engineering from Hang Yang
University in Seoul, Korea, in 1987. He
earned a master's degree in hospitality
and tourism management from Virginia
Polytechnic Institute and State
University in Blacksburg, Va., in 1995
and his doctorate in parks, recreation,
and tourism management from Clemson
University in 1999.
He has published several journal
articles include: Understanding
Cross-Cultural Training Practices in the
Restaurant Industry: Training
Effectiveness and Deterrence
Factors and An Investigation
of Tourist Attachment to a Destination:
An Application of Place Attachment Based
on Place Identity and Dependence,
Lee said he chose teaching because,
In my family we have a lot of
people teaching at the university level,
high school and senior high school
(levels) for me, it is a natural
thing to do. I like teaching and talking
to young people.
Tourism management is Lee's favorite
class to teach. He said, The
students are very receptive and
open-mindedthey really want to
participate in the class discussion. They
are intelligent and I am pretty sure they
will have fun in my class.
Lee's hands-on style of teaching
includes emphasizing an interactive
environment. I usually give them
questions and let them respond; let them
come up with their own ideas. I use
multi-media; video tape, my professional
experience, and case analysis. I have
them read business magazines and
journalsthey like it, said
He does not believe that they have
been any fundamental changes in teaching
tourism over the years, but the method of
delivery is more technology based, he
said. His students will sometimes be
asked to go to a web page relevant to a
tourism and hospitality organization and
have them critique the design and utility
of the page, and its content. He tries to
incorporate technology into his classroom
as much as possible.
Lee said he hopes to be a good
teacher, researcher, and a good community
service provider. Since we are at
the heart of tourism industry, I believe
it is part of my obligation to serve
local tourism and hospitality in the
community as a faculty member of Black
Hills State University. It will make our
program more visible; it will benefit
Black Hills State and the local tourism
community both, he said.
In the future, Lee hopes to do more
research in his field and publish as much
as possible. There are two tourism
conferences that Lee will be presenting
papers at this summer, both at the
international level; Lee hopes these will
make the program more visible.
Lee enjoys listening to classical
musicians such as Beethoven, Bach and
Mozart in his free time. He also enjoys
spending time with his two young children
who are five and seven years old.
This week at BHSU
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