Volume XXIV No. 5 Feb.
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Professors discuss changing
diversity - Top
A common theme of acknowledging the changing
diversity of the nation's population and an
ever-increasing need to understand and accept
different ethnic groups and religions arose at a
panel discussion at Black Hills State University
Seven BHSU professors and staff members took
part in the panel each speaking on his/her
respective area of interest and then answering
questions from the audience. Throughout the
presentations there emerged a common theme of the
importance of recognizing and dealing with
continuing racism, prejudice and stereotypes in
society and especially in our state.
Entrepreneurial woman of the
year to speak - Top
|The Center for
Business and Entrepreneurship at Black Hills
State University will host speaker Terri
Bowersock, 1998 recipient of the Entrepreneurial
Woman of the Year Award from Entrepreneur
market game workshop scheduled - Top
workshop regarding the South Dakota Stock Market
simulation game will be held Feb. 11 at 1 p.m. in
Jonas Hall room 305 on the campus of Black Hills
State University. The stock-market game will
begin Monday, Feb. 14 and will run through the
close of trading Friday, April 21.
Obtain approval before doing
research - Top
|Any faculty member
or student utilizing human subjects in research
projects or animals in research or teaching
activities must obtain approval from the
animal-care and human-subjects committee before
beginning the project or activity.
includes survey research, analysis of data
previously collected from human subjects, and
student research projects involving animal or
human subjects. Although
|many of the projects
involving human subjects may be determined to be
exempt from full committee review, the
application process must be completed to extend
University legal protection for the project..
information and application forms, please contact
the committee chair, Doug Wessel, at unit 9032,
phone 6514, by e-mail, or in SW 210.
teacher meetings scheduled - Top
|Students planning to student
teach in the summer or fall 2000 should attend
one of three student teacher meetings.. The
meetings are Tuesday, Feb. 15 at 7 p.m.,
Wednesday, Feb. 16 at 3:30 p.m. and Thursday,
Feb. 17 at 7 a.m. in the David B. Miller Student
Union Multipurpose room.
||For more information
contact Colleen Gustafson, Office of Field
Experience, 1200 University Street, Unit 9038,
Spearfish, S.D. 57799-9038 (605) 642-6642.
University Women donate to
child-care center - Top
University Women, a group
formerly known as Faculty Wives, donated nearly
$200 and several toys to the Black Hills State
University child-care center.
Green and Gold Club to host chamber appreciation
night - Top
Green and Gold Booster Club and Spearfish chamber
relations committee at Black Hills State
University will host an appreciation night
Saturday, Feb. 12 for members of the Spearfish
Chamber of Commerce during the BHSU basketball
games against Dakota State University.
will present a musical fairytale - Top
|The Black Hills
State University theater department will present
Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
and James Lapine in Woodburn Auditorium Feb.
24-26 at 8 p.m., and a Feb. 27 matinee at 2:30
Jacket Booster of the Year recognized - Top
Wells Fargo Bank of Spearfish is this year's
recipient of Black Hills State's Green and Gold
Club booster of the year award.
of the December faculty senate meeting - Top
faculty senate met Wednesday, Dec. 1 in Jonas 110
at 3:15 p.m.
of the November faculty senate meeting - Top
faculty senate met Nov. 17 in Jonas 110 at 3:15
of the university assessment committee meeting -
of the university assessment committee meeting
Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. in Jonas 103.
available through instructional improvement
committee - Top
improvement committee (IIC) encourages, through
monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to
improve the quality of instruction at BHSU.
full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct
faculty or other full-time staff member engaged
in student instruction may apply for grant funds
administered by the committee. Grant funding will
normally be available up to a maximum of $1,000
per project. Priority will be given to projects
that will have a broad-based, visible, continuing
impact on instruction across faculty members
and/or disciplines. Funds are available for
development of materials and methods to improve
teaching and learning, equipment to enhance
teaching and learning, travel to conferences or
workshops which enhance teaching and
bringing consulting lecturers and teaching
specialists to campus to offer presentations to
and/or with faculty and teaching-support staff at
BHSU. Faculty members who apply for grants to
support travel to a conference or workshop are
limited to receiving no more than one grant every
Proposals for grant funding will
be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis. The
deadline for submission will be the last Friday
of each month; a decision will be made as soon as
practical on each proposal. Ten copies of the
proposals should be submitted to the Grants and
Special Projects Office, Woodburn 220, or to the
chair of the committee, Sharon Strand. Proposals
will consist of proposal and budget outlines
following the specified format available at the
grants and special projects web page.
committee has funds available - Top
committee has funds available for the current
fiscal year. Write a short (about three-page)
proposal. Proposal forms are available at the
academic affairs office. Deadline is Feb. 25.
is anticipated that successful applicants will
request support for faculty release time,
research equipment, travel to research sites,
research support for the production of creative
work. Preference is given to new
particularly in the areas of education, business,
social sciences and humanities. Two three-hour
release times are available for fall 2000 and
spring of 2001.
Funds for two three-hour
release times are available for the spring and
fall 2000 semesters. You can apply now. The
research committee will not provide salary. The
committee may approve payment to student or
non-student research assistants. Mail ten copies
of your proposal to unit 9550.
opportunities announced - Top
are the program materials received Jan. 27-Feb.
2, 2000 in the grants office, 220 Woodburn. 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
BHSU events are shown in gold,
Spearfish Chamber events are in gray.
items or send to media relations,
Unit 9512, BHSU.
& SD Cross Country Ski Championship
11 a.m. -3 p.m.
11 a.m. -3 p.m.
and Gold luncheon, Perkins, noon
Reading Council bookfair
11 a.m. -3 p.m
entrepreneurial woman of the year Terri
Bowersock, Student Union
multipurpose room, 11 a.m.
and women's basketball vs. Huron
University, Donald E. Young Sports and
Fitness Center, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
science seminar series presentation "Source
and sink dynamics of redwing black
birds" by Dr. Kerri Vierling,
assistant professor of biology,
SDSM&T, Jonas 164 at 4 p.m.
Men's & women's
basketball vs. Dakota State,
Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center, 6 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. (Chamber
tailgate party, Stadium Sports
Grill, 5:30-7 p.m.