Volume XXIV No. 2 • Jan. 14,
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.
BHSU photography professor featured at
Isaac Lincoln Gallery on Northern State's campus - Top
|“Working on the Last Ten Percent” is the
title of Stephen Babbitt's one-man art show featured at the Isaac
Lincoln Gallery on Northern State University's campus Jan. 18 to
Babbitt, an assistant professor of photography at Black
Hills State, is showing 40 recent photographs on a variety of topics
from landscapes to South Dakota small towns. His photos are
displayed on a computer imaging format as well as the conventional
silver gelatin process format. The majority of his photos are done
in black and white.
In recent years, he has been working on images from
|rural South Dakota. Six photos from his
small town series will be shown for the first time.
In addition to the gallery show, Babbitt will be presenting a
photography seminar to a class at NSU. He plans to cover the
changing nature of traditional photography as it relates to the new
The BHSU photography teacher has two photographs currently
featured at the 56th annual juried exhibition at the
Sioux City Arts Center, Sioux City, Iowa. One of his photos was
selected as a cash award winner.
Babbitt has been teaching classes in journalism and photography
at BHSU since 1994. He holds a master's of fine arts degree in
photography from San Francisco Art Institute.
BHSU professor James Hesson and his
author wife, Margie, will participate in a book signing at Border's
bookstore - Top
|“Weight Training for Life,” by Dr. James
Hesson and “Stress Less” by Margie Hesson will be featured books at
Borders Book Store in Rapid City with the authors available to sign
copies Saturday, Jan. 15 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Hesson's “Weight Training for Life” is in its fifth edition this
year and was just released by Morton Publishing. He is the author of
books on weight training and walking for fitness and has produced
many articles and professional papers related to health and proper
He has spent summers in recent years at the Olympic Training
Center in Colorado Springs working as an exercise physiologist
studying and researching training procedures for world-class
athletes. During the academic year, he teaches in the division of
physical education and health at Black Hills State University.
Hesson earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from the
University of Nebraska and his doctorate in physical education from
Brigham Young University.
Margie, a certified Health Ministries Consultant, was recognized
in 1998 as South Dakota State University
College of Nursing Award For Excellence winner. She teaches at
the SDSU College of Nursing West River Program, a position she has
held since 1991. She has presented many papers on public health and
wellness topics at the local, state and national levels. Other books
she authored include “Health Yourself” and “Body and Soul.” Her
recent book was released by Abingdon Press.
Hesson earned her bachelor's degree in nursing from Delta State
University and she has a master's degree in nursing from the
University of Southern Mississippi.
CSA to host chili feed - Top
The BHSU CSA council will host a CSA winter social Jan. 21 at the
Donald E. Young Center Hall of Fame room from 4:30 to 5:30. The CSA
council will serve chili in a bread bowl with all the fixings.
Following the social CSA employees are invited to support the
BHSU Yellow Jackets men and women basketball teams as they play
against Dakota Wesleyan University. Admission is free for you and
your guest with your Ace card.
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
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 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
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 2000 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
|Below are the program materials received
Jan. 6-Jan. 12 in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. For copies of the
information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us
at . Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union
bulletin board near the information desk.
- NASA. Research opportunities in space life sciences:
Advanced human support technology.
- DOC. Technology opportunities program. (Formerly
telecommunications and information infrastructure assistance
program). Due March 16.
- USDA. Rural development. Rural utilities service -
distance learning and telemedicine loan and grant program.
- W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Funding interests include
health, philanthropy and volunteerism, food systems and rural
development, youth and education/higher education, cross-cutting
themes, devolution. Preproposal letters are accepted at any time
via the web.
Campus Calendar - Top
Thursday, Jan. 13
- Green and Gold luncheon, Margie's Dinner club, noon
- Classes begin
Monday, Jan. 17
- No classes – Martin Luther King Jr. Day
- CSA holiday - no classes, CSA holiday
Tuesday, Jan. 18
- Graduate council meeting, Jonas 306, 3:15 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 19
- Faculty senate meeting, Jonas 103, 3:15 p.m.
Thursday, Jan. 20
- Green and Gold luncheon, Margie's Dinner Club, noon
Friday, Jan. 21
- CSA Winter Social chili feed, Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center Hall of Fame Room, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
- Men's and women's basketball vs. Dakota Wesleyan, Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m
Saturday, Jan. 22
- Track and field winter invitational, Donald E. Young Sports and
- Pre-game tip-off party, Stadium Sports Grill, 4 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- 1965 men's basketball reunion, 4 p.m.
- Men's and women's basketball vs. Mount Marty College, Donald E.
Young Sports and Fitness Center, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.