Volume XXV No. 30 • Aug. 3, 2001

Submit 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.

Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top

  • Shawn Covell, cook, dining services

Resignations - Top

  • Dana Borowski, financial aid assistant, loan collections

  • Murray Mollette, grounds keeper, facilities services

  • Julie Haak, child care worker, child care center

  • Donald Keil, custodial worker, facilities services

CSA positions open - Top

The following career service positions are open:

  • two custodial workers, facilities services
  • grounds keeper, facilities services

For more information, review the announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.

Regents to host open forum - Top

The South Dakota Board of Regents invites members of the Black Hills State University community to an open forum between 4-5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 in the Donald E. Young Center room 214.

The regents have set aside an hour during their August meeting that is begin held on campus to give interested persons an opportunity to meet and ask questions of the Regents.  The forum will be held in room 214 at the Donald E. Young Center. 

Spirit of Excellence at Work award - Top

Cheryl Leahy is being recognized with the Spirit of Excellence at Work award for her professional and courteous manner of dealing with students, parents, faculty and staff

Area teachers participate in DNA workshop - Top

Brothers Jeremy Loos, right, Spearfish, and Greg Loos, Rapid City, were among ten area teachers taking advantage of a National Science Foundation funded DNA workshop at BHSU this summer. The one-week workshop “Considering Biodiversity from Genes to Ecosystems” was open to pre-service through in-service K-12 teachers. The program was designed to provide training and support for teachers to integrate molecular methods into their curricula. Teaching the workshop was Dr. Shane Sarver with assistance from adjunct faculty member Dr. Cynthia Anderson.

Larscheid scholarship established at Black Hills State  - Top

Members of the Larscheid family recently established the Mark Larscheid Memorial Scholarship through the Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket Foundation.

The $5,388 gifted endowment scholarship will be available to a South Dakota male or female track athlete who maintains a 2.0 grade-point average. Scholarship funding came from memorial gifts and from the Mark Larscheid Memorial Golf Tournament held this past July at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club. The second annual Mark Larscheid golf tournament will be held next July 6 at the Spearfish course.

Larscheid, a teacher and coach at Williams Middle School in Sturgis for 27 years, died in an automobile accident Aug. 4, 2000. He also taught and coached at Spearfish and Wall. He was an outgoing, caring, and kind person who loved his family and athletics.

He was an outstanding high school and collegiate athlete who still holds the South Dakota State High School record for the 110-yard high hurdles at 14.1. He set the record in 1969.

Larscheid graduated from BHSU with a

Mary Larscheid, center, presented Steve Meeker with a $3,538 check in support of the Mark Larscheid Memorial Scholarship. Children present were, left, Shane, Summer, and Slade. The money was raised at a recent golf tournament in Mark’s name. An initial scholarship fund of more than $5,000 will be available to BHSU track athletes.

degree in physical education in 1973. He competed in football and track for the Yellow Jackets.

Contributions to the Larscheid scholarship fund may be sent to Steve Meeker, Institutional Advancement Director, Black Hills State University, Unit 9506, 1200 University, Spearfish, S.D. 57799.

Area high school students participate in industrial technology academy - Top

Twelve area high school students recently completed a six-week course in industrial technology at Black Hills State University.

The Industrial Technology Academy provided students with an opportunity to study computer-aided drafting, manufacturing, construction and electricity/electronics. The participants were able to earn academic credit in math and English as well as completing a life skills and employability curriculum related to the study areas. They also received a stipend for participating and successfully completing the course work.

Dr. Jerry Miller, chairman of the technology department at BHSU, said, “The program is designed to acquaint the students with the materials, tools, and processes involved in technology as an exposure to help them make career choices.”

The academy was funded with a grant from the Department of Labor and students were required to qualify through the Workforce Investment Act. Students applied through their high school guidance counselor or at the One Stop Career Center in Spearfish. Julie Cudmore with Black Hills Special Services served as program coordinator.

Dr. Jerry Miller, chairman of the technology department at BHSU, left, assisted Industrial Technology Academy participants, Charles Lanning, Whitewood, Tom Shannon, Lead/Deadwood, and Jim Tagart and Mike Henderson, Belle Fourche, with a building truss the students were working on as part of the academy’s construction curriculum. They were building a small storage building as part of their construction component.

Industrial Technology Academy participants are Tom Addington, Thomas Shannon, Justin Porter and Janice Chyba from Lead/Deadwood; Tim Cudmore and Adam Nickels from Spearfish; Seth and Zach Burggraff from Sturgis; Charles Lanning, Whitewood; and Mike Hendrickson, Jim Tagart and Deaver Davis from Belle Fourche.

Grant opportunities announced - Top  

Below are the program materials received July 12-Aug. 1 in the grants office Woodburn 218. For copies of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at grants@bhsu.edu.  Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.
  • The Getty Grant Program.  Various Getty Research Grants and awards.  All applications are due Nov. 1.
  • American-Scandinavian Foundation Fellowships.  American-Scandinavian Foundation.  The American-Scandinavian Foundation offers fellowships (up to $18,000) and grants (normally $3,000) to individuals to pursue research or study in one or more Scandinavian countries for up to one year.  Awards are made in all fields.  Online application for the 2002-2003 competition will be available after July 1.  Eligibility: Applicants must have a well-defined research or study project that makes a stay in Scandinavia essential.
  • U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program Award.  Council for International Exchange of Scholars.  Participants in the U.S.-Germany International Education Administrators Program Award #2258 gain a firsthand look into German academic infrastructure and culture.  Deadline November 1, 2001.  For more information, contact Richard Pettit at 202-686-6240 or rpettit@cies.iie.org.