Volume XXV No. 25 June 22, 2001
items to Campus Currents - Top
The Campus Currents is distributed every
Friday. If you would like to include an item in
the newsletter send it to Campus Currents, Unit
9512 or by e-mail to Campus
Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
- Stacie Roddis, program assistant I, University Support
SDSEO meeting set - Top
There will be an SDSEO meeting June 27
at 7 p.m. in the Young Center Hall of Fame Room. For additional
information contact Michelle Kirk at 642-6044.
BHSU Alumni reunion is next weekend - Top
An all-school alumni reunion is
scheduled at Black Hills State University June 28-30. Many events
are planned including receptions, area tours, a disc-golf
tournament, a golf tournament and sports and leisure auction, campus
picnic, and a jam in the park. The weekend of activities will
conclude with a improv comedy show by Wayne Brady and friends of the
hit TV show “Who’s Line is is Anyway.”
The reunion begins Thursday, June 28
at 7 p.m with a reception in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket
Student Union multi-purpose room for all attendees.
Friday, June 29 a special 25-year
breakfast will be held for the Class of ’76 members. That
afternoon the 11th
Annual Gold Dust/Yellow Jacket Golf Classic and Sports & Leisure
Auction will be held in conjunction with the reunion. The golf
tournament begins at 1 p.m. Golfers and non-golfers alike are
invited to take part in the sports and leisure auction which begins
at 7:45 p.m. at the Northern Hills Holiday Inn. Nearly 300 items
ranging from autographed sports memorabilia to airline trips to art
will be auctioned. Proceeds from the auction benefit student
athletic scholarship programs. Other activities on Friday include a
disc-golf tournament on campus, and a Spearfish Canyon/Deadwood bus
A campus picnic and open mic are
scheduled for Friday beginning at 5 p.m. This event will be fun for
the entire family with a festive atmosphere on the campus green with
food, entertainment, socializing, games and activities for all ages.
events begin with a reunion run at 7:30 a.m. at the Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center. Registration and sign in begins at 6:45
p.m. Participants are encouraged to enjoy an early one-mile run/walk
a continental breakfast, Spearfish city tours will be given. The
Class of ’50 will meet for a special 50-year breakfast at 8:30
a.m. in the Student Union multi-purpose room.
There will also a guided hike up
Lookout Mountain that morning. Two seminars are planned for Saturday
morning. Harvey Krautschun, Class of ’72, will team up with
attorney, Jim Hood, Class of ’69, to provide information through a
“Leave a Legacy – Estate Planning” at 10 a.m. in the
Student Union room 221.
A “Continue the Legacy” seminar
will be held at the same time for children of alumni to learn what
BHSU offers students today. This session will provide information on
scholarships and financial aid.
The BHSU Jam in the Spearfish City
Park will begin Saturday, June 30 at 11 a.m. This event is free to
the public. Food booths will be available. Attendees are encouraged
to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the entertainment of BHSU
alumni entertainers. Performing (in this order) will be Frederick
Whiteface and the Swing Fantabulous Band, Gary Mule Deer, Abby
SomeOne, Williams and Ree, and Kory and Fireflies. Brock Finn will
appear between acts.
The final event of the reunion is
the comedy improv show by Wayne Brady and Friends. Brady stars in
the ABC comedy “Who’s Line Is it Anyway.” The show begins at 9
p.m. at the Northern Hills Holiday Inn. Tickets are available by
For more alumni reunion information
see the web page www.bhsu.edu/alumni
or call 642-6446.
Science teachers earn credits through
BLAHST program - Top
Charles Lamb, biologist, explains water site locations along
Spearfish Creek where students will test for water quality.
The students are taking part in a series of BLAHST workshops
this summer sponsored by the university with funding from an
K-8 teachers are on the Black Hills State campus this summer taking
part in the BLAHST science project.
A series of eight
BLAHST science workshops are scheduled for teachers to upgrade their
teaching skills. The one- to
workshops cover topics ranging from stars and magnetism to water and
fossils. Over 300 teachers in eight school districts in Western
South Dakota are receiving professional development in science
content and teaching strategies through the use of kit-based
workshop on environmental biology was just was completed. Dr.
Charles Lamb, associate professor of biology and Spearfish teacher
Tom Mead taught the course. Participants conducted life science
experiments in the lab and in the local environment that teachers
can replicate with their own students. They learned about water
chemistry and how it affects the organisms.
Next week, June
25-29 two workshops will be taught. Lamb will be teaching a course
about the human body, June 25-28, and Deb Jordan, McREL, and Janet
Lillehaug, BLAHST Project Manager, will be teaching a workshop about
teacher leadership, June 26-27.
or to register for a BLAHST workshop contact:
Dorothy Keller at 642-6873, or E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
BHSU host summer arts institute - Top
students participated in the third annual Art Education Institute
held this June at Black Hills State University.
workshop featured three major course components: beginning visual
art standards and curriculum development; elementary music standards
and curriculum development and advanced visual arts standards and
half-day mini workshops options from which to chose within the major
course components ranging from songwriting for children to Raku kiln
building and firing.
for the summer art institute were Jon Nelson, Brookings and Jerry
Thompson, Grand Ledge, Mich., beginning visual arts, George Prisbe,
Lead, beginning drawing; David Lee Brown, Coleman, songwriting for
children; Richard Dubois, Spearfish, advanced watercolor; Barb
Hallberg, Nemo, Raku kiln
building and firing; and Kay Mateer Dubois,
Rapid City, colored pencil and pastel drawing.
The summer art
institute was sponsored by South Dakotans for the Arts, South Dakota
Education and Cultural Affairs, and the South Dakota Arts Council.
Fired up by the Arts
Students in the
advanced visual arts course offered at BHSU this summer
weren’t the only ones excited about art, but they had to at
least learn about fire and heat in a Raku kiln building and
firing workshop. Students gathered around the kiln as heated
pottery pieces were removed and cooled. Sixty-two students
participated in this summer’s Art Education Institute that
featured course work in the visual arts, music, and curriculum
booster club formed at BHSU in hopes of reviving the Yellow Jacket
Stampede - Top
Members of the BHSU rodeo club have started a
fund drive with a goal of once again hosting the Yellow Jacket
The rodeo club has initiated a membership drive
and fund drive for the Black Hills State Bronco Booster Club. Money
raised could also be used to increase rodeo scholarships and assist
competitors with traveling expenses.
Working with Steve Meeker, director of
institutional advancement, Heidi Baltezore, rodeo club president,
and Nancy Shuck, rodeo club co-advisor, sent a letter to alumni who
had belonged to the rodeo club.
The letter outlined the establishment of the Black Hills
State Bronco Booster Club and invited alumni to join for $75 a year.
The first goal is to host the Yellow Jacket
Stampede which was once an annual event at BHSU.
Once it is established and close to being self-supporting,
additional monies raised will be used for travel and for additional
Booster Club members are given the option of designating their
donation to the new rodeo club account to support the Stampede or to
the existing rodeo scholarship account to increase the money
available for scholarships.
Currently the rodeo club offers one or two
one-time-only scholarships (of approximately $250 each) each year. Ultimately, the rodeo club hopes to be able to offer
four-year scholarships to its student-athletes. With sufficient money raised, the club also plans to send a
quarterly newsletter to Bronco Booster Club members and to host a
breakfast or barbecue for them in conjunction with the Stampede.
The members of the rodeo club have dedicated
themselves to raising money this past year. Fundraising activities
included working at the Halloween Pumpkin Patch selling caramel
apples and hot chocolate, selling candles, and working at area
rodeos. They also hosted a chili feed in the BHSU Student Union.
Fund-raising efforts by the Rodeo Club will continue next
Lindsay Hins, Huron, and Heidi Baltezore,
Beresford, competed in college rodeos for BHSU this year.
The rodeo club’s other eight members worked to raise money in
support of the rodeo club.
So far, two memberships to the Black Hills
State Bronco Booster Club have been received.
Leo Giacometto, Belle Fourche, and Joe Painter, Buffalo, are
the first two members. The rodeo club estimates that if each alumnus
of the rodeo club donates $75 enough money will be raised to host
the rodeo. The original letter and fund-raising efforts were
directed at alumni, the campaign will now be expanded to include
former supporters of the Yellow Jacket Stampede and the general
“We believe BHSU rodeo is a worthy endeavor
which encourages responsibility, hard work, and sportsmanship from
its athletes,” co-advisor Shuck said. “The members have done an
incredible job of fundraising this year; however, more help is
needed to recruit athletes, support the team and hold our own rodeo
in the future.”
For more information or for a membership form,
contact Nancy Shuck, advisor, BHSU Rodeo Club, Black Hills State
University, 1200 University Unit 9409, Spearfish, SD 57799-9409.
Call 605/642-6082 or email <NancyShuck@bhsu.edu>.
Pete's Tip... - Top
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additional information contact Hanna Swarts at university mail
Grant opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received June
14-June 20 in the grants office, Woodburn 218. For copies of the
information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
of Education. Office
of Postsecondary Education; Talent Search and Educational
Opportunity Centers Programs.
The Talent Search Program provides grants to enable
applicants to conduct projects designed to: (1) identify
qualified youths with potential for education at the
postsecondary level, and encourage such youths to complete
secondary school and to undertake a program of postsecondary
education; (2) publicize the availability of student financial
assistance available to persons who pursue a program of
postsecondary education; and (3) encourage persons who have not
completed programs of education at the secondary or
postsecondary level, but who have the ability to complete such
programs, to reenter such programs.
Science Foundation. Assessment
of student achievement in undergraduate education.
Optional letters of intent due Oct. 16; applications due
Science Foundation. Biological
information technology and systems.
Optional letters of intent due June 8; applications due
Science Foundation. Focused
research groups in the mathematical sciences. Letters of intent due Aug. 21; applications due Sept.
Science Foundation. Research
experiences for undergraduates.
REU sites due Sept. 15; REU supplement deadlines vary
with the research program.
Center for Research Resources.
instrumentation program. Letters
of intent due Aug. 14; applications due Sept. 14.