Volume XXIV No. 19 • May 12, 2000


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CSA positions open - Top

The following career service positions are open:
  • grounds keeper, facilities services
  • senior claims clerk, business office

For additional information, check the announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.

Professors publish article profiling on-line instructors - Top

An article "Internet Teaching By Style: Profiling the On-line Professor," written by Dorothy Fuller, Rena Faye Norby, and Kristi Pearce of the College of Education and Sharon Strand of the College of Arts and Sciences, has been recently published in Educational Technology & Society.
Fuller Norby Pearce Strand


Business professor presents at New York Stock Exchange workshop - Top

Donald Altmyer, assistant professor in the College of Business &Technology at Black Hills State University, will be presenting at the New York Stock Exchange's 13th annual Graduate Teachers Workshop July 24-27. The workshop will be held at the Exchange's headquarters at 11 Wall Street in the heart of the financial district area.

The Graduate Teachers workshop is for teachers who have

completed the five day undergraduate teachers workshop. These workshops provide educators with a thorough understanding of the capital-raising process, the NYSE agency auction market, regulation and technology. The workshops are by invitation only, with preference given to teachers who integrate the stock-market information into their classroom curricula.

At the graduate workshop, teachers spend time on the NYSE trading floor during actual business hours and have the opportunity to observe and interact with market professionals in action. According to Murray Teitelbaum, director of Educational Services at the NYSE, 45 teachers from across the country will attend the graduate workshop.

The title of Altmyer's presentation is: "Using an online stock-market simulation as a cross-discipline learning tool." This presentation will feature the South Dakota Stock Market Simulation (SDSMS) program. This spring, over 300 teams of South Dakota students from elementary school through college participated in the SDSMS. These teams invested $100,000 in "play" money into a portfolio of stock investments. All research and trading is performed on-line. The homepage is located at www.sdakotasms.com.

Eisenhower grant funds science workshop for science teachers - Top

A $36,000 Eisenhower Grant will fund a summer workshop at Black Hills State University designed to improve science teaching in grades 7-12, particularly as it relates to physics.

The 18-day summer workshop is titled “Physics Modeling Workshop for School Technology Infusion.” The principal investigator and grant author is Dr. Rena Faye Norby, assistant professor of education at BHSU.


Chiesman Foundation funds grants at BHSU - Top

The Academy For Future Teachers and the E.Y. Berry Library at Black Hills State University were recent recipients of grants from the Chiesman Foundation.

The future teacher academy received $6,800 from the Chiesman Foundation to help support its annual summer program. The academy, in its fifth year, will be held July 16-19 at BHSU.

Dr. Carol Hess, project coordinator and author of the grant, said, “The academy is designed to promote

teaching and provide the participants with a variety of opportunities to explore many of the critical issues facing tomorrow's teachers.”

Thirty high school juniors and seniors from across the state will participate in the four-day academy: The Teaching Profession: Preparing Citizens for the 21st Century.

A second grant for more than $3,000 was received from the Chiesman Foundation to purchase curriculum materials for teaching civic education for teachers and for use by the library. More than 55 history and civics related documents were acquired with funding from the grant.

Employees honored at CSA reception - Top


Employees were honored at the annual CSA luncheon recently. Several employees were recognized for their years of CSA service.


CSA scholarship awarded - Top

Jackie Longbrake, a junior with a major in accounting and a computer applications minor, was awarded the annual CSA scholarship. BHSU President Thomas Flickema presented the scholarship to Longbrake (center) at the annual CSA luncheon. Also pictured is CSA chairperson Corinne Hansen (right).

Longbrake, who is originally from Howes, returned to school after a ten-year absence. She has one son, Kolby, who is seven years old.

Grant opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received May 4-10 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 grants@bhsu.edu . Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.
  • NSF Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships – NSF. Letter of Intent deadline: June 16, 2000. (Optional). Proposal Deadline: Aug. 3, 2000. This program supports scholarships for low-income students, enabling them to pursue associate, baccalaureate, or graduate level degrees in computer science, computer technology, engineering, engineering
technology, or mathematics. Academic institutions apply for awards to support scholarship activities, and are responsible for selecting scholarship recipients.
  • Assistive Technology in Special Education – DoED. This notice supports the National Education Goals by helping to improve results for children with disabilities. Deadline: June 23, 2000.

This week at BHSU

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Class of '50 reunion


Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, 10 a.m.
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