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Hills State University - Top
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West, librarian, library learning center
Mary Maltaverne, office supervisor, Student
for B and E receives Coleman Grant - Top
business owners in the Northern Black Hills will
benefit from a cooperative venture with Black
Hills State University’s Center for Business
and Entrepreneurship as a result of a $24,500
grant from the Coleman Foundation.
business owners will team with advanced business
students in BHSU’s small business management
class to review business start-ups and
expansions. Topics include forms of business
organization, family owned business, managing
growth, feasibility of new product development,
expansion, financing sources, business valuation
negotiation, financial planning and risk
Enhancing the Entrepreneur Experience (EEE), the
program includes hands-on experience for
students by extending entrepreneurial education
to local business owners.
director, Dr. Priscilla Romkema, assistant
professor of business and director of Center for
Business and Entrepreneurship, said,
"Business owners will participate in class
with real-life examples and problems of the
will benefit from performing in-depth analysis
of the small businesses in the context of their
entrepreneurial experience will also familiarize
students and business owners with the West River
Business Service Center in Rapid City."
outcomes for business owners and students
include: improved profitability for business
owners; increased numbers of local entrepreneurs
(especially among women and minorities); and
ultimately a positive influence on local
The EEE program
will be supported by the Coleman grant during
the 2000-2001 academic year and thereafter
become self-sustaining within the Center for
Business and Entrepreneurship. Assisting Romkema
will be Verona Beguin, assistant professor and
regarding Enhancing the Entrepreneur Experience
(EEE) is available by contacting Dr. Priscilla
Romkema at (605) 642-6091 or email <email@example.com>.
fundraising picnic set -Top
CSA annual scholarship fundraising picnic is
Aug. 3 on the campus green. Make plans now to
attend this "Hats off to CSA
This is a
potluck picnic. CSA employees are encouraged to
bring their favorite hot dish, salad or desert
to share. Supervisors and administrators are
also invited to attend.
A special hat
auction is planned to raise money for the
scholarship fund. CSA employees are encouraged
to decorate a hat either individually or as an
office to be auctioned. The creator of the hat
which sells for the highest amount will receive
contact a CSA council
Stars Toastmasters seeking members - Top
Stars Toastmasters, a learn-by-doing
organization devoted to improving communications
skills, is seeking members in the Spearfish
Toastmasters can help you lose the fear of
public speaking and learn skills that will help
you be more successful in whatever path you've
chosen. You'll be a better listener. For better
listening, thinking, and speaking consider
Stars Toastmasters meets the first and third
Wednesday at the Cedar House Restaurant in
Spearfish. You are invited to attend as a guest
and listen to members give speeches on a wide
range of topics. For more information contact
Corinne Hansen at 6445.
of the June CSA meeting - Top
The CSA Council
met at 9 a.m. July11th in the Pangburn Dining
Ginny Sunding, Ellen Melaragno, Becky Dovre,
Corinne Hansen, Jeanne Hanson and Marilyn
Not present were
Myron Sullivan, Gloria Spitler, Deatta Chapel,
Margaret Kleinsasser and Eileen Thomas.
Corinne Hansen called the meeting to order.
Minutes of the meeting were read and approved,
motion by Marilyn Luscombe, second by Becky
report was presented by Marilyn Luscombe.
There were no
has talked to Rebecca Haak about filling the
member at large council vacancy. Corinne Hansen
will contact her again.
will be prepared for 5 to 6 new employees. There
will be several CSA positions vacant in the near
future. Additional supplies are needed for the
baskets. Ginny will see that the baskets are
prepared and delivered. General discussion was
held on the high turnover on campus this summer
and the new hiring policies that went into
effect July 1.
The CSA summer
fundraiser/potluck picnic, "Hats off to
CSA", is scheduled for Thursday, August 3,
from 11:30-1, on the green. Corinne Hansen will
have color flyers printed at a cost of $0.35
department will furnish the labels for CSA
employees. Flyers will also be sent to the
administration and supervisors. CSA members are
encouraged to invite family members to attend.
and Gloria Spitler will arrange for the table
setup. Dr. Flickema will be furnishing the paper
goods and beverages. Jeanne Hanson will check
with the Pepsi distributor about furnishing a
large banner for the event.
departments will be encouraged to decorate a hat
for the auction. A prize will be awarded to the
hat bringing the highest price at auction.
committee meeting is set for July 26 at 9 a.m.
in the Pangburn Dining room.
There was no new
The next CSA
meeting is set for Aug. 8, at 9 a.m. in the
Pangburn Dining Room.
Jeanne Hanson, CSA secretary
opportunities announced - Top
are the program materials received July 5-12 in
the grants office, Woodburn 220. For copies of
the information, contact our office at 642-6627
or e-mail requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on
the Student Union bulletin board near the
Foundation of America makes cash grants to
nonprofit organizations and programs with
national reach and impact in science and
technology education, principally at the
secondary level, and/or the application of
technology to assist people with disabilities.
Deadline: Sept. 1, 2000. http://www.nec.com/about/index.html
Foundation of America.
of Space Science. Cooperative Agreement
Notice (CAN). NOI
due Aug. 4; proposals due Sept. 22.
Supplemental Information for PIs and
Applicants to NSF’s Course, Curriculum, and
Laboratory Improvement Program.
Honda Foundation Grants. The
program’s stated mission is to encourage
"innovative curriculum development for
K-12 youth." Deadlines: Aug. 1, Nov. 1,
Feb. 1 and May 1. http://www.honda.com/
supports K-12 programs in the areas of math
and science, teacher training, and parental
involvement. Deadline: Sept. 30. http://www.dow.com/about/corp/social/social.htm
- Dow Chemical
Company Foundation Grants.
American Foundation Grants. The
Toshiba America Foundation awards grants for
programs and activities that improve classroom
teaching and learning of science, mathematics,
and technology for middle and high school
students. The large grants program awards
grants of more than $5,000 in March and
September (with deadlines of Feb. 1 and Aug.
1, respectively). http://www.toshiba.com/about