Volume XXV No. 19 May 11, 2001
items to Campus Currents - Top
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the newsletter send it to Campus Currents, Unit
9512 or by e-mail to Campus
Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
Resignation - Top
Holly Estes, child-care
worker, Child Care Center
BHSU will hold 141st commencement
Saturday - Top
The 141st Black Hills
State University commencement is scheduled for Saturday, May 12 at
10 a.m. in the gymnasium of the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
A total of 329
students are candidates for degree confirmation. Among the graduates
are nine master's of science, three bachelor's of arts, 200
bachelor's of science, 94 bachelor's of science in education and 23
associate degree candidates.
Kent Meyers, English assistant
professor, will be honored as the 2001 recipient of the
distinguished faculty award. Last year's recipient, Howard Perry,
retired faculty, will speak to the graduates and guests.
BHSU President Thomas Flickema will host a reception
for the graduates and their
families and friends, and BHSU
faculty and staff members immediately following the commencement
ceremony. The reception will be held in the Young Center Field
An honors convocation breakfast
will be held prior to graduation at 7:45 a.m. in the Student Union
multi-purpose room. The cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum
laude graduates will be honored. Also, the highest-ranking female
and male graduates, Angela Allred, Rapid City, and Nathan Steinle,
Sturgis, will be recognized. Vance Schauer will be honored as the
highest-ranking airman at Ellsworth Air Force Base.
The Fayette L. Cook
Scholarship will be awarded to Travis Tschacher, Newcastle, Wyo.,
and the Wenona Cook Scholarship will be presented to Kelley Dodd,
SDSEO will sponsor an open forum - Top
SDSEO will sponsor an open forum
for all state employees Friday, May 18 from noon to 4 p.m. at
Pangburn Dining room.
The forum, which is
open to all state employees both on and off campus, will focus on
understanding the benefits of
a member of SDSEO.
A representative from
Piper Jaffrey will be present to discuss investment opportunities.
Mary Foster, SDSEO member, will also be available to discuss the
benefits of SDSEO membership. For more information contact Foster at 642-6081
Postal Pete’s Tips… - Top
(courtesy of Hanna Swarts, BHSU mail services)
Currently the Post Office charges 44 cents for each returned
business reply envelope. If these envelopes are pre-approved by the
post service you could save 8 cents per return. Call the BHSU mail
service at 6396 for details.
AAUW presents Pangburn/Meldahl Award to BHSU sophomore - Top
Becky Baker, a Black Hills State University sophomore, is a
recipient of the Pangburn/Meldahl Award sponsored by the local
chapter of the American Association of University Women (AAUW).
Presenting the award to Baker is AAUW representative Barb Chrisman,
right, and award nominator Monte Robinson, left, assistant professor
of technology. Baker’s children are one-year-old Abbigail and
Torri, age 6. The award is named in honor of Dr. Jesse Pangburn,
former head of the university’s department of education, and Dr.
Leila Meldahl, former dean of women. These women were highly
respected and served as role models for other women. The $1,000
award is presented to a non-traditional student who has returned to
school on a full-time basis to complete an educational program that
has been interrupted due to personal or family situations and is
meant to be a pat on the back. Baker will complete her associate
degree in drafting next year and plans to continue in the technology
area and earn a bachelor’s degree. She is completing her schooling
after working to help her husband, Duane, complete his degree. He
works for the Rapid City Police Department.
representative will visit campus - Top
Van Patten, field representative with the South Dakota Retirement
System, will be on campus Wednesday, May 16, to meet with employees.
Patten will meet one-on-one with SDRS
members who have questions
about their retirement with SDRS or other questions about the South
Dakota Retirement System. To schedule an appointment contact Becky
Bruce at 6549.
College of Education scholarships
awarded - Top
A. Hall, Mitchell, right, received the Charlotte Mayree Roebuck
O'Neil Memorial Scholarship at the annual College of Education scholarship reception this week. Presenting the scholarship was
Ralph O'Neil, 93. The scholarship is a memorial to his former
wife. Scholarships awards were presented to incoming freshmen
and continuing students.
This week at BHSU
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Relations or send to Unit 9512, BHSU.
Honors Breakfast, Student Union multi-purpose
room, 7:45 a.m.
Commencement, Young Center, 10 a.m.
Young Center Fieldhouse, following ceremony