Volume XXIV No. 50 Dec. 22, 2000
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grant recipients will be honored
Bush Grant is hosting a day for faculty to reflect on and share
their experiences with learning and teaching on Jan. 9 in the Donald
E. Young Center Hall of Fame room. Recipients of minigrants and
travel awards during the past year will be highlighted.
collaborative minigrant projects include:
in American Economic History designed
by Dr. Ron DeBeaumont from Economics and Dr. David Wolff
Collaboration of Advertising Strategy with Advertising Graphics developed by Patty Jo Bellamy from the
College of Business and Dr. Abdollah Farrokhi from the
College of Arts and Sciences;
Culture, and Technology - Digital Diversity for Educators was
developed by Dr. Larry Tentinger from the health and
physical education department at BHSU and Dr. Marilyn Wells from
Hampton University's Health Education Department; and,
Course Development in Ethnobotany designed
by Dr. Mark Gabel and Dr. Charles Lamb from
the science department, together with Jace DeCory from
American Indian Studies and Nora Danforth, an undergraduate
American Indian Studies major.
grants awarded in 2000 included:
Jane Shimon to attend the World Congress and
Exposition on Disabilities in Atlanta, Ga.;
Hickenbotham and four elementary education students, Leslie
Schweitzer, Alan Demaret, Amber Volner, and Lori Peterson to
present at the South Dakota Reading Annual Spring Conference in
Priscilla Romkema to present at the International
Society for Business Education in Helsinki, Finland;
Pamela Wegner to attend Creating Partnerships,
Creating Scholarships: Strengthening Research, Teaching, and
Learning with Effective Use of Electronic Resources in
Minneapolis, Minn.; and
Kristi Pearce to attend The Collaboration Conference
for the Advancement of College Teaching and Learning in
Time capsule opened at BHSU
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Black Hills State University campus community and alumni gathered
together on the evening of Thursday, Nov. 8, 2000, to witness an
event 32 years in the making—a time capsule embedded in the corner
stone of Jonas Hall in 1968 was opened.
contents of the capsule along with new items to be placed in another
time capsule were on display in the Student Union Legacy room.
Student senate president Allen Godsell and senate member B.J.
Jorgensen presented the contents of both capsules to a small
gathering of faculty, students and alumni.
capsule’s existence was actually discovered by accident. While
attending a meeting at the School of Mines and Technology in Rapid
City, Godsell was inspired by the idea of creating a time capsule
for the beginning of the new millennium. When he presented the idea
to the student senate, advisor Jane Klug remembered something about
a capsule already on campus, somewhere.
began a search through the library’s archives and found a picture
that revealed the capsule’s whereabouts. The photograph was of Dr.
Jonas, BH’s president from 1942 to 1967, standing with the
cornerstone of Jonas Academic Hall; the caption explained that the
time capsule was placed behind the cornerstone as part of the new
building’s formal dedication on Aug. 15, 1968. Ironically, the
time capsule was intended for the year 2000.
old capsule contained BH catalogues, decals, Swarm Day stickers,
campus newspapers, an award-winning yearbook, and several other
new capsule will include many of the same things which contrast in
several ways: the school colors have changed from purple and gold to
green and yellow, the mascot name from the Stingers to the Yellow
Jackets, and the name of the campus newspaper from the Anemone
to the Today.
Technology changed immensely
from 1968 to the year 2000; the student senate had to search the
campus for a reel-to-reel audio
player to hear a recorded
conversation between Dr. Jonas and his replacement, Dr. Freeman that
was included in the time-capsule memorabilia.
senate will include multi-media disks of pictures and letters in the
new capsule; hopefully the students of 2030 will still have the old
(2000) technology available to use the disks.
Dr. Jonas were still alive to witness all of these changes, he would
have approved. In a letter included in the time capsule, he stated,
“It is my personal belief that the only proof we have that one has
learned is that some change occurs.”
have learned a lot, according to Dr. Charles Schad, professor
emeritus, who was director of College Relations in 1968. He
remembers the 60s as being a tough era, filled with riots in protest
of the Vietnam conflict.
felt “a lot of
dissention between students and teachers” at that time. There has
been a positive change over the past three decades, and he now feels
that “today seems relatively peaceful compared to then.”
positive change he pointed out was that BH was an emerging school in
the 60s that has grown and continues to produces quality graduates,
but that 30 years ago it looked archaic considering all the changes
brought about by today’s technology.
presentation of the time capsule was an eye-opener for current BH
student William Stodden, who said “we can’t even imagine what
life was like back then,” but he still felt a sense of the 60s
atmosphere when looking at the old photographs.
can only imagine how the BH community of 2030 will feel when they
open our time capsule, which will be put in the same place as the
old one and will include a letter from President Thomas Flickema. It
is hoped the past will not be forgotten, the capsule will be
revealed in 2030, and perhaps some students witnessing the current
time capsule display will return as alumni in 30 years to reminisce
and to explain what it was like back then.
Faculty senate minutes
of the Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2000, faculty senate meeting in Jonas 110
at 3:15 p.m.
Curtis Card, John Glover, Dan Durben, Rena Faye Norby, Margaret
Lewis, Fred Heidrich, Steve Babbitt, Vincent King, Colleen Kirby,
Marvin Bunch for Don Chastain (Absent: Rob Schurrer)
Card opened the meeting. The
agenda was approved.
senate expressed their appreciation to the honors program committee
for their work. The senate unanimously approved a motion to not
pursue an honors program at this time.
design and advertising on the web
senate discussed potential advertising on the BHSU website.
The senate also discussed some of the serious web design
problems and issues including the resources committed to the web
pages. Special concern
was expressed that two quarter-time people would not be able to
adequately develop and maintain a high quality website. The senate
will continue discussions on how best to improve and manage the BHSU
The senate initiated a discussion concerning students who
dropped courses by obtaining back-dated drop slips that had not been
signed by the course instructor.
The meeting was adjourned at 4:15 p.m.
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, 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
Grants opportunities announced - Top
are the program materials received Dec. 14-20 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.
of Education. Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use
Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology program provides
grants to consortia that are helping future teachers become
proficient in the use of modern technologies.
This program addresses looming teacher shortages by
developing well-qualified, technology-proficient teachers, who are
prepared to teach in 21st century schools.
Deadline Feb. 22, 2001.
David H. Smith Conservation Research Program.
Nature Conservancy. This
post-doctoral fellowship program identifies and supports
early-career scientists who will study growth of applied
conservation biology. Deadline
Feb. 1, 2001. http://consci.tnc.org/smith.htm
Endowment for the Humanities. Collaborative
research grants support original research contributing to
scholarship in the humanities that is undertaken by a team of two or
more scholars or research coordinated by an individual scholar that
because of its scope or complexity requires additional staff or
resources beyond the individual’s salary.
Awards normally range from $10,000-$200,000.
Deadline Sept. 1, 2001.
for the Future. Gilbert F. White Postdoctoral Fellowship
Program intended for researchers who have a doctorate degree and
wish to devote a year to scholarly work in areas related to natural
resources, energy, or the environment.
Stipend based upon current salary.
Deadline Feb. 28, 2001.
Endowment for the Humanities. Fellowship
opportunities for individuals to pursue advanced work in the
may be university teachers or college teachers/independent scholars.
Award is $24,000/6-8 months or $40,000/9-12 months.
Deadline March 1, 2001.
Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
Comprehensive Program is designed to support innovative reform
projects that hold promise as models for the revolution of important
issues and problems in postsecondary education.
Awards are expected to range from $150,000 to $600,000.
Deadline Jan. 26, 2000.
Science Foundation. Information Technology Workforce (ITWF).
Supports a broad set of scientific research studies focused
on the under-representation of women and minorities in the IT
workforce. Awards range
from $75,000 to $250,000/year for up to 3 years.
Deadline March 19, 2001.
National Science Foundation.
Opportunities for Enhancing Diversity in the
Geosciences Program goal is to identify and increase participation
of underrepresented groups across the geosciences. Maximum award is $400,000/year for up to three years.
Letters of intent due Feb. 16, 2001; applications due March
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Green and Gold luncheon, Perkins, noon
Men's basketball Perkins Classic tournament,
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basketball Perkins Classic tournament, games at 6 and 8 p.m.