Volume XXIV No. 22 • June 2, 2000

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top

  • David Nickel, custodial worker facilities services
  • Jennifer Butler, secretary, residence life
  • James Stout, senior building maintenance worker, facilities services

Resignations - Top

 
  • Suz-ette Lewis, custodial worker, facilities services

Business office announces year-end deadlines - Top

The following deadlines affect all accounts in the accounting system. You should be aware of these dates when planning any expenditures that need to be processed before year end.

The following are the deadlines for processing documents for the current fiscal year:

  • General funds accounts – Invoices and vouchers must be submitted to the business office by June 15.
  • Interdepartmental billings - Billings must be submitted to the business office by June 22.
  • All other funds accounts - Invoices/Vouchers must be submitted to the business office by June 27.

Youth Business Adventure (YBA) will hold conference at Black Hills State University - Top

The Center for Business and Entrepreneurship at Black Hills State University will host a one-week conference for 125 high school seniors and ten teachers and counselors from across the state June 11-16. The program, sponsored and designed by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry, exposes students to the state's business community.

YBA is structured to help students learn through a variety of speakers and interactive activities. The purpose of the program is to stimulate curiosity and provide answers to questions about how the free enterprise system works in our country.

Students are assigned to groups to form competitive companies. Each company has a business executive

who acts as a mentor and sounding board for the students. The main focus of each company is to make management decisions through a competitive management simulation activity. The program also includes panel discussion, assembly speakers and tours of area businesses to keep the students interested while absorbing the message about business in South Dakota.

During the conference YBA students also have an opportunity to compete for one of the five $500 matching scholarships offered through the YBA program. The scholarships are matched by colleges, vocational and tech schools and universities in the state.

A second week-long program will be held at the University of South Dakota in Vermillion during the week of June 25-30.

Many events scheduled for the Summer Institute of the Arts - Top

The annual Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts (formerly known as the Black Hills Arts Festival) has a number of events planned for the month of June. The following events are open to the public.
  • June 7 – Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Lecture Series “Exhibits of Fine Art in Spearfish,” James Knutson, Ruddell Gallery, BHSU campus, Spearfish. Free.
  • June 10 – Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Young Performer Competition, 7 p.m., Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. Donations welcome.
  • June 12 – Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Opening Gala “A Gala Celebration of the Arts,” 7 p.m., Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. Gala dress appreciated, $5 at the door
  • June 14 – Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Lecture Series “A Brief History of Opera,” Dr. Janeen Larsen, noon, Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. Free.
  • June 21 – Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Digital Shakespeare show, 7 p.m., Jonas 305, Black Hills State University campus, Spearfish. Free
  • June 21 – Lecture Series – “The Plays the Same,” Dr. Pamela Wegner, noon, Matthews Opera House, Spearfish, Free
  • June 24 - Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Black Hills Folk Festival featuring Little Sonny and the Detroit Rhythm Kings, Vatra, Turtle Mountain Mitchif, and an open mic session, noon – 10 p.m., Deadwood Pavilion, Deadwood, $5 per person/$10 family; Free public workshops – 9 a.m. to noon at Callahan's Franklin Hotel in Deadwood
  • June 28 - Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Vocal Recital, 7 p.m., Woodburn Theater, Black Hills State University campus, Spearfish, $5 at the door
  • June 28 – Lecture series – “Poems, Songs and Family,” Dr. Scott Simpson, noon, Matthews Opera House, Spearfish. Free
  • July 1 – Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts Opera Scenes show, 7 p.m., Woodburn Theater, Black Hills State University campus, Spearfish, $5 at the door.

For more information on any of these events contact the College of Arts and Science at Black Hills State University at (605) 642-6420 or Laura Neubert at (605) 341-5714 or visit our website at: www.bhsu.edu/arts .

Grants opportunities announced - Top

Below are the program materials received May 18-May 31 in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at grants@mystic.bhus.edu . Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.
  • NASA. Discovery Program 2000. NOI due June 16. Proposals due Sept. 18.
  • Head Start – Higher education faculty initiative – DHHS. The cooperative agreement will be funded to provide opportunities for faculty in higher education to enhance their skills, knowledge and effectiveness as they teach teachers in Head Start and Early Head Start programs in order to ensure better outcomes for children. Closing date is July 11.
  • Informal Science Education (NSF). The NSF is seeking applications under a revised program announcement for all elementary, secondary and informal science education projects, including informal science education projects that foster stimulating lifelong learning opportunities outside of school to promote appreciation, interest and understanding of science, mathematics and technology for youths and adults. Funds: $24 million for 40 to 60 awards. Required cost-sharing is 10 percent of requested amounts for all projects except ASCEND projects. Deadlines: Aug. 2 for required preliminary proposals; Nov. 15 for full proposals; Aug.14 for preliminary proposals; Nov. 15 for full proposals.

This week at BHSU

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  Friday, June 2
PREP Day, 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Saturday,
June3

Sunday, June4

Monday,
June 5

TTL in-service

Black Hills Dance Theatre School begins

Tuesday, June 6

TTL in-service

Wednesday, June7

First TTL session begins

Summer Institute of the Arts Lecture Series - James Knutson, Ruddell Gallery, noon

Thursday, June 8

Friday, June9

PREP Day, 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m.

Saturday,
June10

Summer Institute of the Arts Young Performers Competition, Matthews Opera House, 7 p.m.