Volume XXIV No.
24 • June 16, 2000
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positions open - Top
following Career Service positions is open and is limited to
status Career Service employees of
Black Hills State University:
- financial aid assistant,
University Support Service
The following Career Service
position is open:
For additional information,
check the announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.
to Black Hills State University
- Jean Schoenfelder, senior
claims clerk, business office
- Larry Schuman, grounds
keeper, facilities services
- Richard Wheeler, custodial worker dining services
will chair women in physics symposium - Top
Faye Norby, College of Education assistant professor, will be
chairing an invited symposium at the American Association of
Physics Teachers summer meeting in Guelph, Ontario, Canada on
Aug. 1. The topic is "Women in Physics Careers - Retention
- What are the Issues?"
Faculty research grants announced
formation of volcanic lava flows, earth homes, Deadwood tourism
industry training needs, and the phenomenology of republicanism
are a few of the topics Black Hills State University faculty
members will be studying as a result of the recent grant awards.
The faculty research committee announced the grant awards for
ten BHSU faculty members. Faculty will use their awards, in
amounts ranging from $900 to $2,390, to conduct research in
their respective area of interest. Two faculty members were also
awarded release time to pursue research.
Faculty research award winners, research
title and amount of grant are listed below:
Salomon, College of Arts and Science assistant
professor, "The Glossa ordinaria for Examinations of
Conscience," in the amount of $900.
Smith, College of Arts and Science assistant professor,
"Re-introduction of the Antiguan Racer (Alsophis
antiguae) to Off-shore Islands in the Caribbean Nation of
Antigua and Barbuda," in the amount of $3,000.
Lee, College of Business and Technology assistant
professor, "Assessing Training Needs in Deadwood
Tourism Industry," in the amount of $1,173.
Martinez, College of Arts and Sciences associate
professor, "A Phenomenology of Republicanism," in
the amount of $2,390.
College of Arts and Sciences associate professor, "An
Examination of the Democratic Thought of Walt Whitman,"
in the amount of $1,708.
- Rena Faye
Norby, College of Education assistant professor,
"Does Positive Role Modeling increase Native American
High School Students’ Choices of Science and
Technology-Related Jobs?" in the amount of $1,500.
Carter, College of Arts and Sciences professor and BHSU
Indian Studies director, "Santiam Kalapuya
Grammar," in the amount of $1,332.
Lin, College of Arts and Sciences assistant professor,
"Jacques Lacan and the East" in the amount of
Anderson, College of Arts and Sciences associate
professor, "The Formation of Tumuli on Basaltic Lava
Flows," in the amount of $1,600.
Robinson, College of Business and Technology assistant
professor, "Earth Homes," in the amount of $2,815.
Gabel, College of Arts and Sciences professor, will use
release time in the fall 2000 for work on newly discovered
fossils from Argentina.
King, College of Arts and Sciences assistant professor,
will use release time in the spring 2001 semester for his
research "Postmodern Palimpsest: Recovering Ezra
Pound’s Diptych Rome-London"
office announces year-end deadlines
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.
are the deadlines for processing documents for the current
billings - Billings
must be submitted to the business office by June 22.
other funds accounts -
Invoices/Vouchers must be submitted to the business office
by June 27.
Jacket Sports and Leisure Auction is June 17
The 2000 Gold Dust Yellow Jacket
Sports and Leisure Auction is Saturday, June 17 at 7:45 p.m. at
the Holiday Inn of the Northern Black Hills. The auction is open
to the public at no charge.
The day's events include a golf
tournament at the Spearfish Canyon Golf Course followed by the
sports and leisure auction will be held at the Holiday Inn of
the Northern Black Hills beginning at 7:45 p.m. This annual
event raises money for athletic scholarships at BHSU.
The 18-Hole Texas Best Shot
Tournament (rain or shine) will begin at 1 p.m. A social hour
and dinner will be held following the tournament. Golf awards
will be presented at 7:30 p.m. Followed by the auction at 7:45
p.m. To register for the golf tournament call the BHSU
institutional advancement office at 642-6385.
The sports and leisure
scholarship auction features more than 350 items during the live
and silent auctions. Auction items include a wide variety of
items such as autographed sports memorabilia, passes to area
recreational sites, artwork as well as clothing, food, lodging
and gift items.
of auction items.
offers culturally diverse performers
fourth annual Black Hills Folk Festival will present an all-day
folk-art sampler June 24 from noon to 10 p.m. at the Deadwood
Pavilion. This event will provide folk music with a culturally
"Little Sonny (Aaron
Willis) and the Detroit Rhythm Group" will perform. Little
Sonny's live performances with the other four members of his
group take on an incredible intensity that has earned Sonny the
title "King of the Blues."
The Turtle Mountain Mitchif Performers will provide lively
fiddle music and jigs which combine the heritage of French,
Irish, and Scottish fur traders with Chippewa and Cree Native
American tribes. This energetic and humorous trio of fiddle,
guitar and dance features songs in English and French.
Also performing during the folk-art sampler will be the Vatra:
Croatian Tamburitza Ensemble. Vatra is one of the finest
tamburitza ensembles in the U.S. (Tamburitzas are fretted
stringed instruments in a variety of sizes.) These
young Croatian-American musicians perform the dance tunes and
folk songs of their ethnic heritage but also experiment with new
sounds and compositions.
Cost for the folk festival is $5 per person or $10 per
An open mic session is scheduled from 3-5:30 p.m. PA will be
provided and all are welcome.
Free public workshops will be held that morning in Deadwood.
The workshops begin at 9 a.m. at Callahan’s, at the Franklin
Hotel. The first workshop is "Vatra, What is a Tamburitza?"
at 9 a.m. The next workshop is titled "Who are the Turtle
Mountain Mitchif" at 10 a.m. The final workshop will be
presented by Little Sonny and the Detroit Rhythm Kings,
This event is sponsored in part by Black Hills State
University, the South Dakota Arts Council, Arts Midwest, Global
Sounds and the National Endowment for the Arts.
of the April 5 faculty senate minutes - Top
faculty senate met April 5 in Jonas 110 at 3:15 p.m.
Members present: Tim Steckline,
Barb Chrisman, Steve Babbitt, Curtis Card, Don Chastain,
Randalei Ellis, Margaret Lewis, Larry Tentinger (for Norby), Rob
Schurrer. Student: Scott Biggin
Motion to approve agenda with
additions related to alcohol and plagiarism policies– Rob
Schurrer, Steve Babbitt.
Minutes with spelling correction
approved by motion from Margaret Lewis, Don Chastain.
Meeting was opened with
discussion on the plus-minus straw poll. The returns on the poll
and discussions with faculty seemed to be almost evenly split.
Motion to table the issue at this time with the proviso that we
will watch what happens with the efforts by South Dakota School
of Mines & Technology to implement this in Datatel at their
campus. It can be revisited by the senate in the future.
Chastain and Lewis.
Dr. Wallerstein was present to
give the report of the distinquished faculty committee. Motion
to approve the selection by the committee was made by Schurrer
and Babbitt. Dr. Howard Perry will receive the award this year.
Steckline presented the guidelines for the Honors Program as
proposed by the committee. Senate members will review and it
will be discussed in the future. Concern was expressed about the
failure to include non-traditional students in this program.
Discussion was held on payment for faculty who teach in this
program. It was discussed that there is money for adjunct
faculty, why not for faculty in this program. Faculty should be
allowed to teach honor’s course as part of their load.
An issue related to revision of
the academic integrity and plagiarism policy was again
discussed. The members were referred for consideration to a
policy in place at Wichita State University. This will be
considered in the future.
The policy of disciplinary
response to students who come to class while intoxicated was
discussed. Who is the entity responsible for action when this
occurs? There does not seem to be a clear line of command on
this. Senate will pursue.
Meeting adjourned at 4:50 p.m.
Respecfully submitted, Barbara
Chrisman, recording secretary.
opportunities announced -
are the program materials received June 8-June 14 in the
grants office, 220 Woodburn. For copies of the information,
contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at email@example.com.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union
bulletin board near the information desk.
- Canadian Embassy. Research
grant program promotes research in the social sciences and
humanities with a view to contributing to a better knowledge
and understanding of Canada and its relationship with the U.S.
and/or other countries. Due Sept. 30.
Across the Atlantic. A program supporting transatlantic
research, cooperation among German, U.S., and/or Canadian
scholars in the humanities, social sciences, economics, and
law. Due Oct. 10.
- German-American Academic
program solicitation will be posted at http://www.reeusda.gov/sbir/.
Deadline is Aug. 31.
Research Instrumentation and Facilities. Departmental
Multi-User Instrumentation: Third Monday of July, 2000;
Instrumentation Development: second Monday of January;
Chemistry Research Facilities: Preproposals due first Monday
in December; Full proposals due first Monday of June, 2001.
Opportunities for Academic Liaison with Industry (GOALI).
Deadlines are established in each disciplinary program. Refer
to the NSF Bulletin for a list of deadlines and target dates
or contact the appropriate disciplinary program. NSF 98-142.
Learning and Development. A multidisciplinary competition. Due
July 15 and Jan. 15. NSF 99-42.
Experiences for Undergraduates. Supplements and sites.
Proposals for sites are Sept. 15; Supplement deadlines vary
with the research program. NSF 00-107.
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Dust Yellow Jacket Golf Classic
Golf, Spearfish Canyon Golf Course
Auction, 7:45 p.m. Holiday Inn of
the Northern Hills
Institute of the Arts recital, Woodburn, 7
Education Institute begins
Folk Festival begins
Institute of the Arts Dale Lamphere Studio Tour,
Shakespeare, Jonas 305, 7 p.m.
Institute of the Arts Lecture Series - Dr.
Pamela Wegner, Matthews Opera House, noon
Institute of the Arts picnic, Spearfish
Park, 5:30 p.m.
Hills Folk Festival, Deadwood Pavilion,
Midwest Sampler, Callahan's Franklin Hotel,
9 a.m. - noon