Volume XXIV No. 20 • May 19, 2000


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BH botanist receives funding to continue research on Black Hills mushrooms - Top

Continuing a study that began two years ago, Dr. Audrey Gabel, professor of botany at Black Hills State University, will visit sites in the Black Hills this summer studying mushrooms and other fleshy fungi.

The summer's research work is funded by a $3,800 grant from the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and Parks. She and research associate Elaine Ebbert have goals this summer of adding to the list of fungi collected, making statistical data comparisons between sites and years, photograph fungi, and prepare specimens for entry in the university's fungal collection.


 Weather station project grant for middle schools funded for a third year - Top

A $6,000 NASA grant award to continue a middle-school weather station project at five western South Dakota schools was funded for a third year.

The sub-grant, written by Larry Hines, math/science instructor at Black Hills State, and awarded through the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, will provide continuation of a project started two years ago at schools in Sturgis, Kadoka, Rockyford, Buffalo, and Ridgeview.


Investment counselor will visit campus - Top

Greg Baker, investment counselor with Piper Jaffray, will be in the Pangburn cafeteria on Friday, May 19, from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. He will answer any questions you may have regarding free investment opportunities with his company. His visit is sponsored by SDSEO.

BHSU to hold surplus auction - Top

If you like rummage sales check out our surplus auction.

Dorm furniture, computer equipment, desks, tables, lamps, typewriters, tents, chairs and much much more will be sold by sealed bid at the auction.

Inspection will be Wednesday, May 24 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Cook Gym. Sealed bids will be accepted until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24. Bids will be opened and posted by 7 a.m. on Thursday, May 25. All merchandise

must be paid for and removed by 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25. All merchandise is sold as is and Black Hills State University reserves the right to reject any or all bids.

If you have any questions regarding this sale please contact University

Support Services, stop in Woodburn Room 216; call 6513; or write us at UniversitySupport@bhsu.edu

Students eat their way through final exam - Top

It wasn't exactly a final exam, but students in Verona Beguin's professional development class at Black Hills State finished the semester by testing their etiquette skills when they dined at Jake's in Deadwood.

Sixteen senior business students spent the spring semester studying topics such as interviewing skills, dressing for the interview, office politics and attitudes, and meal manners and etiquette.


Remembering 50 years ago - Top

Bruce Crosswait, Rapid City, Audrey (Reed) Webster, Palmer, Alaska, and Edward McLaughlin, Rapid City, (left to right) members of the Black Hills State Class of 1950, returned to BH for a 50-year class reunion recently. They are pictured at the 139th Black Hills State University commencement ceremony.

Minutes of the May CSA meeting - Top

 Unofficial minutes of the CSA meeting.

The CSA council met May 9 at 9 a.m. at the Pangburn Dining Room.


Sears representative presents women's cross country award - Top

Scott Walkinshaw, (center) track and field coach at Black Hills State University, and Dave Little (left) athletic director, were presented a trophy from Sears for the Yellow Jacket women's cross country track and field championship. Kent Baker (right) Sears store manager from Rapid City, presented the trophy to BHSU. Walkinshaw guided the women's team to the conference title.

Grant opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received May 11-17 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.
  • NEA. Grants to organizations. Access, education and heritage/preservation. All three programs due Aug. 14.
  • Andrew Mellon Foundation. Conservation and the environment program and Initiative on the cost effective uses of technology in teaching.
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation. Program interests are health, philanthropy and volunteerism, food systems and rural development; youth and education/higher education; cross-cutting themes and devolution.
  • Department of Education. Gaining early awareness and readiness for undergraduate programs. Due June 26.

This week at BHSU

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Sunday, May21 Monday,
Tuesday, May23 Wednesday,
Surplus auction,
7 a.m. - 4 p.m., Cook Gym