Volume XXIV No. 47 Dec. 1, 2000
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Welcome to Black Hills
State University - Top
Williamson, custodial worker, facilities services
Transfer - Top
Cook, from library associate to librarian, E.Y. Berry Library
concert is Sunday
The BHSU Choirs
and Community/Concert band will perform a Christmas Concert on
Sunday, Dec. 3 at 2:30 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in
Spearfish. There is no admission charge.
concert will be repeated at the Belle Fourche Area Community
Center, Sunday, Dec. 10 at 2:30 p.m. Please come and listen
to our students perform beautiful music.
presents at national media convention - Top
Abdollah Farrokhi, professor of mass communication, presented a
research session entitled “A Comparison of Survey & Other
Scientific Research Methods of Social Science” at the recent
National College Media Convention (CMA) in Washington, D.C.
who chairs the research committee at College Media Advisers Inc.,
also presented and moderated a research presentation forum at the
convention. A number of college professors participated and
presented research papers in this panel presentation.
Both quantitative as well as qualitative research papers on
various issues of contemporary mass media were presented.
also attended the CMA board of directors’ conference to plan and
discuss research presentations for the spring national convention.
This convention will be held in New York City in February.
committee chairs will be responsible for planning, organizing and
presenting sessions, workshops, lectures, meetings and special
events at the national convention.
Washington, D.C., convention offered over 350 educational sessions
to more than 2,700 college journalists in the areas of print,
broadcast, public relations and advertising.
The Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) co-sponsors this
convention. ACP is the largest and oldest membership association
for college-student media in the United States.
College Media Advisers represent faculty and staff advisers
from the nation’s collegiate newspapers, yearbooks, magazines,
broadcast and online media.
has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 1986. He earned his
Ph.D. in mass communications from Florida State University in
line coach finds college kids easier to teach, coach - Top
Dawn Taggart, media relations student intern
Hills State University’s offensive line coach, Darin Hahne,
finds college teaching a little easier than high school teaching.
He said, “I have a lot more time to work one-on-one [with the
offensive linemen], and it’s nicer at the college level because
they’re paying to be there. They’re more willing to listen,
[and] they’re not required to be there by the state as they are
in high school.”
said he enjoys “the fact that I get forty minutes of one-on-one
time a day versus about ten at the high school level. [It] is so
much more appealing to me.”
that the football season is over, Hahne will be trying to contact
high school coaches for tapes of potential recruits.
said, “we have some real needs as far as depth-wise at the
running-back spot and the offensive-line spot, and at the receiver
spot. Basically, offensive line-wise, we need depth across the
board. Defensive-wise we’re pretty solid; we’re a young
defense. If anything, we’re just looking for depth in positions
such as cornerback, linebacker, and
maybe defensive tackle, but
they’re not specific needs per se—we don’t have to have
them, but it’s a nice thing to have depth.”
there’s any conflict between teaching and recruiting, Hahne
doesn’t know yet.
said, “this is my first college job, so right now I haven’t
had any problems, but I haven’t been on the road yet. I’ve
just been making phone calls. It will be interesting in the next
couple of weeks when we start getting out on the road how it’s
going to work out as far as getting classes covered and making
sure the material is taught and then being there to evaluate
student learning. I’m looking forward to the challenge of
balancing [teaching and recruiting], and the excitement of
recruiting because I think we can get some good kids here.”
will be teaching weight training and also a course titled health
in the elementary school this semester, and next semester he will
teach wellness labs, first aid, tennis, and health in the
goal is to “stick around as long as they’ll have me.” He
replaced Mike Chavez on the Black Hills State football coaching
staff this fall.
professor appointed to national task force - Top
Charles Schad, retired professor emeritus at Black Hills State
University, was named to the National Task Force on Fetal Alcohol
Syndrome and Fetal Alcohol Effects. Senator Tom Daschle announced
recently that Health and Human Service Secretary Donna Shalala had
appointed Schad to the task force.
a prepared release, Daschle said, “Schad is a respected expert
in the field of Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) and Fetal Alcohol
Effect (FAE) who has conducted national presentations and
developed and taught a graduate-level courses on FAS/FAE. He will
work with 12 other board members to advise and coordinate federal,
state and local programs on FAS/SAE that help foster public
said, “Charles Schad has proven his commitment and expertise in
the field of
and will add depth to this board, which is doing important work to
prevent and treat FAS/FAE. These conditions are one hundred
percent preventable and his work will help ensure that all
children have a chance for happy and healthy life.”
has an Ed.D degree in education from the University of South
Dakota and has worked in various administrative and teaching
capacities at Black Hills State University for over 36 years. He
retired as professor emeritus from the BHSU College of Education
in 1996. He continues to remain actively involved with education
and civic issues at the local, state, and national levels.
a long-time advocate and author of legislation for individuals
suffering from FAS/FAE, recommended Schad for appointment to the
Western Research Alliance meets at BHSU
Western Research Alliance (WRA) recently held a symposium on the
Black Hills State University campus to learn about research
developments from the private and public sectors as well as from
local universities. It is the goal of the alliance to provide
administrative and financial support to encourage research projects
into viable enterprises.
Paul Gnirk, president of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
alumni association, facilitated the symposium. Welcoming the
symposium participants were Dr. Holly Downing, dean of the BHSU
College of Arts and Sciences; Bob DeMersseman, president of the
Rapid City Area Economic Development Partnership, and Dr. Dan
Farrington, BHSU grants and special projects director.
from representatives of the private sector and public entities were
made by Susan Longhofer, DVM, MS, director, product development,
Heska Corporation; Claude Piche, DVM, MSc, managing director,
Wildlife Pharmaceuticals; Mike Barnes, South Dakota Game, Fish and
Parks; and representatives from Black Hills Regional Eye Institute
and Inter Tribal Bison Cooperative.
local universities and making presentations were Dr. Kerri Vierling,
assistant professor of biology at SDSM&T; Dr. Shane Sarver,
assistant professor of biology at BHSU; and Dr. Michael Zehfus,
assistant professor of chemistry at BHSU.
DeMersseman, president of the Rapid City Area Economic Development
Partnership, addressed a recent symposium meeting of the Western
Research Alliance at Black Hills State University. The alliance
seeks to provide administrative and financial support to current
research projects with commercial potential.
the presentations the symposium broke into idea generation and
implementation sessions. The participants were to prepare a list of
potential research projects in life sciences and to develop specific
plans for future action.
Sherry Farwell, dean of graduate education and research at SDSM&T,
summarized the information and identified action items and goals for
of personnel offers training opportunities
bureau of personnel has openings in the following courses. If anyone
is interested in attending any of the below courses, please contact
Becky Bruce at 6549 or Anita Haeder at 6545 to register. Both
classes are scheduled for 9 a.m.– 4 p.m. at the Rushmore Plaza
Holiday Inn on the dates indicated.
- The Legal Arena - Nov. 29-30
- The Leadership Challenge - Dec. 13-14
of the graduate council meeting
graduate council met Tuesday, Nov. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas 309.
were Earley, Steckline, Austin, Alsup, and Silva. Absent were R.
Chrisman, Cook, Erickson, Molseed, and Meek. Visitor: Farrokhi.
was a motion and second to approve the following graduate courses:
520 - delete
502 - delete
501 - delete
report - There was considerable discussion and the council agreed
that the ideas should be presented to the graduate faculty in the
colleges of education and business and technology before a final
next meeting will be on Dec.12 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas 309.
of the NCA self-study committee
of NCA self-study committee meeting Tuesday, Nov. 28 at 3:30 p.m. in
Woodburn Conference Room 1.
were Earley, Downing, D. Wessel, Cook, Heidrich, Haislett, Koppel,
Keller, K. Johnson, Silva, Lin, Card, Schamber, A. Hemmingson,
were Godsell, Lefler and J. Johnson
chair reported that the committee should have available to it
several sources of data - the BOR website and factbook, the BHSU
databook, and in the near future the BID (Basic Institutional Data)
required by the North Central Association.
The committee discussed ways to avoid the different
taskforces requesting the same information from the same people.
The issue was also raised on how and why to find data on
qualitative, not quantitative, data and decisions.
While nothing was resolved, the committee agreed to try and
use each report and drawn on the data included in that report.
issue was raised of how to review Ellsworth.
The discussion was about whether to consider it as a separate
unit or integrate it into the whole.
The issue was not resolved but the general conclusion
appeared to be that Ellsworth should be a part of the totality, like
evening and weekend programs at other institutions. If necessary, it could be described in a stand-alone context.
chair announced that soon the NCA Self-Study would be on line and as
soon as that was done the url would be sent to the members of the
committee. The chair
warned that the url should be confidential until the report was
chair asked each of the taskforces to report on their status-
1 - Downing reported that the taskforce had written a rough draft
which had been submitted to all committee members.
She then reviewed the draft.
Committee members were to read the draft and send their comments ASAP.
2 - Wessel reported that the taskforce had added Tom Lefler from
Ellsworth to the committee and also had met weekly to collect
information and begin the draft of their report.
3 - Cook reported that the taskforce was meeting and would be ready
with a draft in the spring.
4 - Heidrich reported that the taskforce was waiting until the first
three had rough drafts into the committee so they could respond.
5 - Haislett reported that the taskforce was meeting and she would
meet with DSU NCA- the discussion would be about whether taskforce 5
should split into two groups - one to deal with integrity and the
other to deal with compliance with federal regulations.
committee agreed to review the draft of taskforce 1- send the
comments and corrections to Downing. The committee members will send
the time next semester they can meet to Earley ASAP.
next meeting is tentatively
scheduled for Jan. 16 at 3:30 in Woodburn
Conference Room 1.
research funds available
faculty-research committee has funds available for the current
fiscal year. Write a short (about three-page) proposal. Proposal
forms are available at the grants office or can be printed out from
anticipated that successful applicants will request support for
faculty release time, research equipment, travel to research sites
or research support for the production of creative work. Preference
is given to new applicants, particularly in the areas of education,
business, social sciences and humanities. A three-hour release time
is available for fall of 2001. You can apply now
applicants are encouraged to contact the committee members for
advice prior to completing their proposals. The members are John
Alsup, Steve Anderson, Lyle Cook, Tom Cox, Daniel Farrington,
Abdollah Farrokhi, chair; Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane Sarver
and Rob Schurrer.
The research committee will not provide salary.
The committee may approve payment to student or non-student research
assistants. Deliver the original plus ten copies of your proposal to
the grants office in Woodburn 218 or Dr. Farrokhi’s office in
Woodburn 314 by Dec. 8.
Grants opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received Nov. 16-29 in the
grants office in Woodburn 218. 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.
Foundation. Seeking innovative projects, without
geographical limitations, in the areas of health, education, human
services and community affairs, the foundation strives to advance
knowledge, improve society and help realize human potential at home
and abroad. There is no
application deadline for grant requests under $50,000; these
requests will be reviewed on an ongoing basis.
The RGK Foundation Grants Committee meets four times a year
to consider grants over $50,000.
In 2001 the dates are: Feb. 5, May 7, Aug. 6, and Nov. 5;
projects must be submitted six weeks prior to the deadline.
Upjohn Institute for Employment Research.
Upjohn Institute invites submission of proposals to conduct
policy-relevant research on employment issues.
Submission deadlines and notification dates: Feb. 2,
2001-deadline for three-page summaries and mini-grant proposals;
March 2, 2001-finalists invited to prepare a full 15-page proposal;
April 10, 2001-full proposals due.
Endowment for Promoting Democracy.
Black Hills State University’s Chiesman Endowment for Promoting
Democracy is seeking applications from BHSU and other university
faculty members interested in pursuing research in the areas of
democracy, civic education, law-related education, or the promotion
of democratic principles and ideals. The endowment will award three stipends of $4,000 each
to individuals who meet certain criteria.
Deadline Jan. 29, 2001; announcement of awards will be Feb.
This week at BHSU
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Relations or send to Unit 9512, BHSU.
Day, high school students visit campus
Christmas Concert, 2:30 p.m.
On Campus begins
the ‘Systematic’ Job Search,” Career Services Center,
On Campus continues
On Campus continues
& Gold Luncheon, Valley Café, noon
- “The Diary of Anne Frank” Woodburn Auditorium, 8
basketball vs. Minot State University, 6 p.m.
basketball vs. Minot State University, 8 p.m.
- “The Diary of Anne Frank” Woodburn Auditorium, 8 p.m.
basketball vs. Dickinson State University, 6 p.m.
basketball vs. Dickinson State University, 8 p.m.
- “The Diary of Anne Frank” Woodburn Auditorium, 8 p.m.