Volume XXIV No. 33 Aug.
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CSA position open -
The following Career Service position is open:
- librarian, Library Learning Center
For additional information, check the
announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.
Faculty and staff picnic set -
The annual Black Hills State University faculty and staff picnic
will be Tuesday, Aug. 29 at 5 p.m. at the Spearfish City
The menu this year includes boned rainbow trout, new
corn on the cob, pasta salad, dinner rolls, dessert,
coffee and lemonade.
Please purchase tickets, at $7 per person, at the business office cashier's
window by Friday, Aug. 25.
Contact the institutional advancement office at 6385 for special menu
business professor publishes paper on stock-market simulation
Donald Altmyer, assistant
professor of business at Black Hills State University, recently
returned from a New York Stock Exchange graduate teacher’s
workshop where he spoke about the stock-market simulation game
based on a paper he wrote that will be published in the
International Journal on Grey Literature (IJGL).
The BHSU business professor
presented "Using an online stock-market simulation as a
cross-discipline learning tool," at a session during the 13th
annual Graduate Teachers Workshop at exchange headquarters on
Wall Street. His presentation was based on his manuscript sent
to IJGL titled "Using an Online Stock-Market Simulation as
a Cross-Disciplinary Learning Enhancer: Simulation as an Example
of Grey Literature." The article published by MCB
University Press in Bradford, UK, is due out late this summer.
Grey literature is information
or the published production in either print or electronic
formats where the publishing is not the primary business
activity of authoring bodies. Simulation suggests a new
methodology in electronic interactive format.
Julia Gelfand, IJGL editor, wrote
to Altmyer saying, "The example of simulation will be
increasingly important in developments of grey literature and
you demonstrated how new instructional software and teaching
pedagogy will join to create ways to make information available
to more diverse constituencies."
Instead of just relying on
textbooks to teach about the stock market, Altmyer takes a more
proactive learning style in which students are more active
learners by integrating the computer into the curriculum.
"Passive and independent
reading are enhanced by computer applications in which students
are active learners, practicing what they learn," he said.
"An online stock-market simulation emphasizes the
integration of the computer into academic curricula and can be
used with different audiences to begin teaching about how the
stock market functions with students as young as elementary
school, effectively with secondary school students, and
definitely with undergraduate business students."
The stock-market simulation game
Don Altmyer, left, visited with Roger Johnson, president of the
New York Stock Exchange, at the Exchange’s headquarters on
Wall Street. The BHSU business professor recently presented at a
session during the Stock Exchange’s graduate teacher’s
workshop. Altmyer spoke about the stock-market simulation game
as practiced in South Dakota. Johnson attended Altmyer’s
teams of students investing $100,000 in
"play" money into portfolio stocks that the students
research, track, and make discretionary buy and sell decisions.
The process involves team-building, research methods, critical
thinking and deductive reasoning skills.
South Dakota has its own
making participation in the Stock Market Game user-friendly.
Navigation buttons allow teachers to pre-register their teams.
There are buttons for rules of the game, workshops, teacher’s
guide, stock trades, quote and research, accounts and details,
and rankings offer students a real time/real place
activity. Teachers are even provided a free 15-week subscription
to the Wall Street Journal during the simulation period.
This past spring, over 300 teams
of South Dakota students from elementary school to college
participated in the stock-market simulation program.
Current sponsors for the South
Dakota program are the Securities Industry Association Central
States District, the South Dakota Economic Education Council,
Black Hills State University, the University of South Dakota,
and the Black Hills Pioneer.
is part of a team that received a patent for an agent to treat
respiratory infections in livestock -
Writing grants for
university research projects or filing patents on antimicrobial
agents is all in a day’s work for Dr. Dan Farrington, director
of grants and special projects at Black Hills State.
Farrington recently learned that
a patent on 8A-Azalides as Veterinary Antimicrobial Agents was
approved April 25, 2000, by the U.S. Patent Office. Farrington
was the lead veterinary biologist and Helmut Kropp the head
chemist in developing the antimicrobial agents.
The BHSU grants director was
senior director for animal science research with Merck Research
Laboratories before joining the university’s administrative
team in 1997. The patent was filed by Merck & Company Inc.,
The agents developed by
Farrington and Kropp, et al., provides methods for the treatment
of bacterial respiratory or enteric infections in livestock
animals, particularly in cattle and swine. The agents can be
administered oral, topical, or parenteral (subcutaneous,
intramuscular and intravenous).
Being named as principal scientist
for patents is not new to Farrington as he is listed as a
veterinary biologist on two other patents in 1977 and 1980 for
immunizations for the prevention of Bordetella bronchiseptica
Iowa State University named
Farrington as the inaugural recipient of the William P. Switzer
Award in 1998. Switzer and Farrington spawned two immunizations
crucial to animal health, vaccines to help control both kennel
cough in dogs and atrophic rhinitis in swine. Switzer was
Farrington’s major professor, during his veterinary studies.
Patents from these vaccines have provided the longest-running
royalties in ISU technology resulting in over $3 million for the
university’s research foundation.
Farrington earned his
baccalaureate degree in zoology from the University of Nebraska
in 1960, his doctorate of veterinary medicine from Colorado
State University in 1968 and his Ph.D. in veterinary
microbiology and preventive medicine from Iowa State University
high school teacher to visit BHSU to study North American Plains
Comparing the effects of
settlement on the Aboriginal people of Australia to settlement
of the Native American Indians of the Great Plains is the focus
of a visit to Black Hills State University by high school
teacher Kerry Essex of New South Wales, Australia.
Essex, the winner of a
$10,000 American history scholarship funded by a Fulbright
Distinguished Fellow Award, will spend five weeks at BHSU this
fall auditing courses and visiting the Pine Ridge Reservation.
He will work with Dr. Richard Carter, director of the BHSU
Center of Indian Studies, who helped arrange his visit.
"I would like to continue to study
the traditional way of life of the North American Indians and the effects of
colonization, and the impact of white civilization on these people," said
Essex. "My study would have particular reference to Lakota (Sioux), and
look at how what has happened to them compares with the effects of European
colonization on the Aboriginal people of Australia."
He has been teaching in New South
Wales since 1978 at the junior and senior level. His North American Plains
Indians course is one
of Kyogle High School’s most popular courses. After
taking the course, many of his students have asked to continue the same study
of United States history. He has taught a case-study course on the
assassination of John F. Kennedy in addition to a 19th century U.S.
history course. He also has an interest in the history of the American Civil
War and hopes to spend an extra week visiting historic sites with a colleague.
This will not be Essex’s first visit
to the U.S. as he visited here in 1997 as part of a reciprocal visit after
hosting American teachers through the "Hands Across the Water"
program. However, he didn’t have an opportunity to visit South Dakota or an
Indian reservation at that time.
By visiting BHSU, he will spend time
with Indian studies faculty, interview Indian students, collect source
information, compile references, visit the historical sites, and photograph
places of interest. The Australian history teacher is also interested in
organizing a study opportunity through the university for his students. He
visualizes using the BHSU web site to accomplish some sort of online experience
for his students. It could result in a reciprocal study of Australia’s
indigenous people for BHSU students.
Minutes of the CSA meeting -
The CSA council met Aug. 8, 9 a.m. at the Pangburn Dining Room.
Present were council members Corinne Hansen, Deatta Chapel,
Ginny Sunding, Jeanne Hanson, Ellen Mellaragno, Marilyn Luscombe
and Gloria Spitler. Gerry Pabst was also present.
Not present were Eileen Thomas, Becky Dovre and Myron
President Corinne Hansen called the meeting to order. Minutes
of the meeting were read and approved, motion by Marilyn, second
Treasurer’s report was presented by Marilyn.
Gerry Pabst from Instructional Media in the Library will fill
the remainder of this year’s term left vacant by Paulette
The CSA Scholarship Fundraiser Picnic was attended by about
40 people. Donations totaled $153.00, the auction took in $119
for a total proceeds of $272. Corinne will get a tally of the
payroll deductions. A thank you will be sent to Dr. Flickema,
Dining Service, Carolyn Skallerud and Facilities Services.
for next year’s picnic included the possibility of
grilling, and inviting CSA members to attend even if they don’t
bring food. More effort will be made to secure prizes for the
Discussion was held on how to replenish our local account. This account is
used to purchase items for the welcome baskets as well as supplies for other
activities held throughout the year. Suggestions included a raffle during the
rally or 50/50 at ball games. Council members are to bring ideas to the next
Ginny asked about information concerning the October elections. Jeanne will
provide here with the information in the CSA binder, so everything will be in
place by September.
Jeanne Hanson reminded members that the Regents CSA council meets in October
and issues of concern to all CSA members are addressed at that time.
The next CSA meeting is set for Sept. 19, at 9:00 AM in the Pangburn Dining
Recorded by Jeanne Hanson, CSA Secretary
opportunities announced -
Below are the program materials received Aug. 10-16 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 information desk.
- NSF. Undergraduate Mentoring in Environmental Biology. NSF
00-130. Target Date is Oct. 31. An institution must have at
least two currently funded or recently expired multi-year
research awards from NSF in biological sciences
related to the environment and have a third active or
recently-expired, externally-funded multi-year research award,
from any source listed in the guidelines.
- USAID. Development Education Program. Organizations
actively engaged under the Development Education Program
(also known as Biden-Pell grants) as described in the RFA.
Due Oct. 13. Go to link for further details.