Volume XXV No. 36 Sept.
items to Campus Currents - Top
The Campus Currents is distributed every
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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.
BHSU student groups
sponsor blood drive
Black Hills State University student groups are
hosting an emergency response blood drive for United Blood Services
today, Friday, Sept. 14 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 5 p.m. at
the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
The blood drive is being organized and sponsored by
the BHSU Student Senate, Community Relations Club and HSSO (Health
Sciences Student Organization) in response to the urgent need for blood
due to massive injuries after the attack on the World Trade Center in
New York City. According to organizers of the drive, the
Washington, D.C., and New York areas have requested
blood from this area and all donations will be sent there.
All blood donors must bring a photo identification
card and a list of all medications taken in the last 30 days. Donors
should eat and drink before donating blood. This blood drive is open to
BHSU and Spearfish residents as well as residents of other Black Hills
To schedule a time to
donate blood contact Angelia Johnston at 642-6281 or 642-6986.
Professors are bullish on mathematics - Top
Black Hills State
professors John Alsup and Don Altmyer are bullish on mathematics
according to an article the two wrote that will appear in the
upcoming issue of a national teaching magazine.
The two teaching
colleagues collaborated on an article that will appear in a
publication by the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and
will appear in an upcoming edition of Mathematics Teaching in the
The NCTM is the
largest mathematics education organization in the United States and
Canada with more than 100,000 members.
Their article is titled "Bullish on Mathematics: Using Stock Market
Simulations to Motivate Learning" and was originally submitted
over one year ago. Through the process of being reviewed by a panel
of referees, the authors made a total of seven revisions before a
final draft was accepted.
describes how an online stock market simulation can be an excellent
tool for motivating students to learn real-world mathematics in a
middle school classroom and details four activities that can
accompany the simulation. These
activities support the NCTM's Principles and Standards for
School Mathematics and the National Educational Technology
Standards for Middle School Students.
By participating in stock-market simulations, students use ratios,
fractions, decimals and percents in meaningful situations. They
examine line graphs of stock-price performance and bar graphs of
company earnings estimates. The students apply current technology
such as using the Internet to do company research, spreadsheets for
middle-school students check out stock-market quotes, as BH
professors John Alsup and Don Altmyer review their progress.
The two university professors collaborated on an article that
will appear in “Mathematics
Teaching in the Middle School.” The article is titled "Bullish on Mathematics: Using Stock Market Simulations to
calculations and multimedia presentations for class discussion. The
stock market simulation connects important mathematics topics to one
another and applies classroom math concepts to a real-life,
real-time context. Teachers have discovered that the simulation can
be an excellent classroom tool and increases student motivation and
Alsup, an assistant
professor of education, has been at BHSU since 1997 and is
interested in student-centered instructional strategies for teaching
mathematics to preservice elementary and middle school teachers.
Altmyer, an associate professor of business, has been at BHSU since
1995 and has been the South Dakota Stock Market Simulation
coordinator since 1997.
will deliver a paper at national English teachers’ conference - Top
Nicholas Wallerstein, assistant professor of English, will travel to
Chicago in March 2002, to deliver a paper at the 53rd annual convention
of the Conference on College Composition and Communication, which is
sponsored by the National Council of Teachers of English.
The paper entitled "Form as Content: Using Aristotle's Rhetorical
Species for Literary Interpretation" will be delivered at a session
called "Classical Avenues for Inquiry: Textual Occasions and
Aristotle's Rhetorical 'Species'."
Wallerstein has been an English professor at BHSU since 1997.
Lamb receives $10,000 research award - Top
Dr. Charles Lamb,
biology professor at Black Hills State University, recently received
a $10,000 pilot research award on Neural Mechanisms of Adaptive
Behavior from the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE)
at the University of South Dakota.
Lamb will be
studying and identifying species differences in fish brain vagal
lobe construction by characterizing
the organization of
specific cell types and fiber connections within the lobe. Results
will be compared across several species of local catostomids
(suckers) that represents different phylogenetic relationships and
ecological niches. The vagal lobe is an enlargement of the dorsal
surface of the hindbrain of fishes that have a well-developed sense
Lamb joined the
BHSU science faculty in 1995. He earned a Ph.D. in physiology from
Louisiana State University in 1991.
Hesson publishes fourth edition of
fitness-walking book - Top
Dr. James Hesson, professor of physical education
at Black Hills State University, recently published the fourth edition
of Walking for Fitness with
Dr. Lon Seiger of Texas A& M University.
A resource for both beginners and seasoned walkers,
this book highlights the basics of good-walking techniques.
Intended for walkers of any age, gender, background, and skill
level, the book focuses on cardiovascular fitness and body composition
and was developed to assist in acquiring the knowledge, attitude, and
skills to participate in a lifelong fitness walking program, according
to Hesson. The book was
designed to educate and motivate readers to adopt fitness-walking and
positive behaviors as part of an active, healthy
lifestyle. The challenge it
its readers is to choose fitness walking and healthy behaviors
as a way to achieve optimal fitness and wellness throughout their
Walking for Fitness is copyrighted 2002 and
is published by McGraw-Hill Higher Education.
Hesson earned his doctor of education degree at
Brigham Young University in 1980. He
has been a professor of biokinetics in the division of physical
education and health at Black Hills State University since 1990.
Since 1993 he has worked each summer at the U.S. Olympic Training
Center with U.S. Olympic athletes and coaches.
He frequently serves as an author and textbook reviewer for
McGraw-Hill and other educational publishers.
Roger Miller presents at national
geographic conference - Top
Dr. Roger Miller,
associate professor of geography at Black Hills State University,
presented recently at the 86th annual meeting of the National
Council for Geographic Education, Vancouver, Canada.
presentation at the conference was titled “Geography’s Place in
Military History: Location, Location, Location.” Miller discussed
geography’s significant role in the teaching of military history. In
addition, he highlighted the use of audio-visual material and student
The BH professor also
attended the fifth annual International Geographic Olympiad in
Vancouver. The multi-nation event was moderated by television
personality Alex Trebek. National winners from Argentina, Australia,
Canada, Costa Rica, France, Germany, Hungary, New Zealand, Romania,
Russia, Singapore, the United Kingdom and the United States competed.
Miller joined the
BHSU social science faculty in 1991. In addition to teaching he served
this past year as chairman of the history and social science department.
He earned a doctorate in education from Brigham Young University.
Relay for Life moved inside the Young Center - Top
for Life in Spearfish Friday and Saturday will be held in the fieldhouse
of the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the campus of Black
Hills State University due to inclement weather forecasts.
The schedule for the cancer fundraiser will remain
the same, according to LaVerne Cook, Relay for Life chairperson. The
official opening ceremony will begin at 6 p.m., Friday, Sept. 14.
Activities and a full schedule of performers and speakers
continue through the night. The luminaria ceremony will be held at
9:30 p.m. The event will conclude Saturday at 10 a.m.
Relay for Life is a celebration of life for
survivors, a memorial for loved ones lost, and a rally for the community
to fight cancer. Special recognition for the victims of the World Trade
Center will be incorporated during the event.
Relay For Life motto is 'it's about being a community that takes up the
fight...' The motto becomes
more poignant than ever since it addresses not
only our fight against
cancer but also encompasses the tragedy of the World
Trade Center attack.
This is an opportunity for our community to come
together and help the
healing process," Cook
Relay for Life schedule
5:30 p.m - Music by Straight No Chaser
6 p.m. - Opening ceremony with BHSU President Thomas Flickema and
Spearfish Mayor Jerry Krambeck. Survivors lap will be introduced by
Judith Neighbours. The featured speaker will be Joyce Hazeltine, South
Dakota Secretary of State.
6:30 - Music by Straigh No Chaser
7 p.m. - Carol Armbrust
7:30 p.m - Spaghetti dinner served in the cafeteria (free for
team participants. Others welcome at $4 for adults; $2 for children)
7:30 p.m. - Music by Pam & Leon from Camp Crook
8 p.m. -
Music by Lyle, Doug and Paul
9:30 p.m. - Luminaria ceremony, music by
“Women with Melody”
10 p.m.-3 a.m. - Bonfire and campfire songs
10:30 p.m. - Ben Latham, formerly of Camp Crook &
11:30 p.m. -
Music by Brock Finn from BHSU
12:30 a.m.-7 a.m. - Scavenger hunt, bingo, open
mic, disc golf, prizes,
7:30 a.m. - Community pancake breakfast (Relay donations
will be accepted.)
8 a.m.- Northern Hills Blue Grass Band
9 a.m. - Pianist/Composer Max Meyer
9:30 a.m.-10 a.m. - Closing Ceremonies with Jan Cooley, Relay for
Life national advisory team, and Mayor Jerry Krambeck
A silent auction will be held throughout the event.
A cancer smart shop will also be open.
Swarm Day candidates named at Black Hills
State University - Top
Swarm Day king and queen
candidates have been named at Black Hills State University.
Homecoming week at BHSU is Sept. 17-22.
The Swarm Day royalty will be
crowned during a coronation ceremony Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. in
the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy room.
The Swarm Day mom and dad will also be named from a group of
BHSU faculty and staff who have been nominated by students. Swarm
Day mom candidates are Sheila Aaker, coordinator of extended
services; Chery Anagnopolous, psychology associate professor; Pat
Fallbeck, education professor; Michelle Kirk, enrollment center
senior secretary; Ellen Melaragno, Student Union senior secretary;
Gerri Pabst, instructional media senior secretary; Sandee Schamber,
education associate professor; and Darlene Swartz, education
professor. Swarm Day dad candidates are Jhett Albers, volleyball
coach; John Alsup, education assistant professor; David Diamond,
communications assistant professor; John Knight, College of Arts and
Sciences adjunct faculty; Cody McMichael, financial aid assistant
professor; Fred Nelson, computer support team leader; and David Salomon, College of Arts and Science assistant
king candidates are
Allen Godsell, a senior social sciences major from Sturgis; Matt
Mueller, a senior accounting major from Miller; Jeff Williamson, a
junior mass communication major from Hill City; and Justin Varland,
a senior mass communication major from Gregory.
The queen candidates are Angelia
Johnston, a senior political sciences/sociology major from
Jacksonville, Fla., Sommerlyn Mortensen, a junior accounting major
from Wall; Anya Olverson, a senior mass communications major from
Spearfish; and Lindsay Whitley, a senior biology major from
The BHSU homecoming theme is “BH Rocks the World."
See the schedule of events below.
All Campus Picnic, 11 a.m.-1 p.m., Campus
You Don’t Know Jack, game- show
competition, 7 p.m., Jonas 305
Coronation, 7 p.m., Student Union Jacket
“Burning of the H”, 8 p.m.,
Outside of Student Union
Dance, Student Union Jacket Legacy Room
“Let’s Make a Deal” game show, 7
p.m., Student Union Jacket Legacy Room
Mud Volleyball, 2 p.m. parking lot across
from Lyle Hare Stadium
Faculty concert, noon, Market Place
Kiddie Carnival, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., Cook Gym
Parade Float Preparation, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.,
Young Center Field House
Disc Golf, 3:30 p.m. for students, 5 p.m.
for community, BHSU Disc Golf Course
Hall of Fame Banquet, 6:30 p.m., Student
Union Jacket Legacy Room
Parade Float Preparation, 7 p.m.-12 a.m.,
Young Center Field House
Alumni Awards Breakfast,
Parade, 10:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m., starting
from Young Center Parking Lot
Tailgate Party, with Lyle, Doug &
Paul, noon-1:15 p.m., Lyle Hare Stadium
Tailgate Party, alumni association,
noon-1:15 p.m., Salem Park
Football Game, 1:30 p.m., Lyle Hare
additional information on any of these events call the Swarm Day
office at 642-6418.
Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame to induct five members
Three athletes, a coach and contributor will be inducted into the
Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during Swarm Day ceremonies Friday, Sept.
21, at 6 p.m. at the Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
Athletes to be inducted are Jim
Sprung, Class of 1955, physical education, Louisville, Colo.; Jim
Glazer, Class of 1983, elementary and special education, Burnsville,
Minn.; and Dawn (Batterman) Curl, Class of 1990, business
administration, Absarokee, Mont. Sandy Michelena, Class of 1960,
physical education, Sheridan, Wyo., will be inducted as a coach and
Jim Rarick, Spearfish, Pope and Talbot, will be inducted as a
Jim Sprung was an
all-around athlete at BHSU specializing in basketball and baseball.
He played the guard position in basketball and was the catcher on
the baseball team. According
to Coach Papik, “He had a great throwing arm and was a good
left-handed hitter with a .320 four-year batting average. In
basketball he scored 662 points in 72 games.” Sprung set a single
game personal best his senior year by scoring 27 points. He played
both sports from 1951 to 1955. He was a four-year letterman in each
sport. He coached and taught in Sturgis, where he played as a prep
athlete. Sprung left the coaching ranks to enter the insurance
business before moving on to Colorado.
Glazer, a standout distance runner for the Yellow Jackets, earned
eight varsity letters in track and cross country. He was the 1981
South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference cross-country champion and
he holds the school 5,000-meter record at 14:34 set in 1982. Glazer
was a member of Jacket teams that won four conference titles and two
NAIA District 12 championships and he competed in the national
cross-country meet four times.
He has spent 16 years as a special education teacher in
Wyoming and Minnesota and is currently a library media specialist.
He earned his master’s degree at BHSU in 1995 and is currently a
doctoral student at St. Mary’s University of Minnesota.
The record book
for women’s basketball at BHSU was rewritten when Dawn (Batterman)
Curl stepped on the hard court. She held as many as 13 Yellow
Jacket basketball records and was among the top performers in 19
other categories. Her records ran from career points scored per game
at 19.8 to a career record rebound average at 9.6 boards a game. The
talented center also holds the career record for points scored at
1,727. She was selected first team all-conference (1987-89), NAIA
All-District 12 (1987-88) and an NAIA All-American selection
(1988-89). After leaving the BHSU hard court, she played one year of
professional basketball in Denmark. She is currently chief operator
of Montana Cincha, Inc., Absarokee, Mont., and serves as assistant
girls basketball coach at Absarokee High School. She and her
husband, Shannon, have two girls ages seven and four.
Hall of fame
coaching inductee Sandy Michelena has been coaching and teaching in
Wyoming since 1960. He is a charter member of the Wyoming Coaches
Hall of Fame. He coached and taught in Tensleep, Mountain View,
Woodland Park, Tongue River and Sheridan. As a football coach he was
33-7-1 with two undefeated seasons. His basketball coaching record
stands at 196-98. As track coach his teams won 19 regional titles
and six state championships. Coaching volleyball, his teams won two
state championships and his overall record was 169-25. He was
selected Wyoming coach of the year 13 times, once in basketball,
four times in volleyball and eight times in track. He was inducted
into the National High School Athletic Coaches Association Hall of
Fame in 1999. He has served as president of the Wyoming Coaches’
Association and the Wyoming Coaches’ Hall of Fame and he coached
several state all-star teams.
As a contributor
to university athletics Jim Rarick and Pope and Talbot are
synonymous. Personally, he has supported BHSU athletics for many
years both financially and through commitment. He has been
responsible for hiring athletes to work in the plant, thereby
assisting them with college and living expenses. In 1993 Pope and
Talbot was recognized as booster of the year. Rarick is the
company’s resident manager, a position he has held for the past 15
years. He has served on the Yellow Jacket Foundation board of
directors since 1991. He also serves on Spearfish Canyon Foundation,
the state of South Dakota Value Added Authority, the state
Conservation Commission, Black Hills Forest Resource Association,
state Chamber of Commerce and Industry Association, Black Hills
Multiple Use Coalition, Western Wood Products Association, and
Spearfish Lions Club. He is a 1972 graduate of the University of
Idaho with a degree in business management.
Air Force audit agency to interview
The Air Force Audit Agency will be interviewing
on the campus of Black Hills State University Wednesday, Sept. 26.
The agency is looking for August, December and
May graduates with a bachelor’s or master’s in business,
accounting majors or those with some accounting coursework.
Full-time positions are being offered upon graduation as
budget analysts, cost analysts, financial management specialists,
and operations research analysts.
These positions are offered nationwide, and include Rapid
City and Cheyenne, Wyo.
Interviews will be held in the career center in
the lower level of the student union.
Sign up for interviews will be in the career center also.
For any questions, call 624-6238 or e-mail at
center to host career fair
Black Hills State University Career Center will host Bill &
Jane's Annual Buffalo Round Up & Fall Career Festival Tuesday,
Oct. 2 in the Student Union Jacket Legacy Room from 10 a.m. to 3
The career fair will
offer students the opportunity to meet with potential employers
early in the
Representation from a variety of companies throughout business and
industry will be present. The fair is open to the public. For more
information about the fair, or to see a list of the companies
registered, see <www.bhsu.edu/careers> or inquire at the
Career Center, in the lower level of the Student Union, or call the
career center at 624-6238.
Faculty and staff are reminded that they can send
printing jobs directly from their computer to the OCE printer in the University Printing Center. To obtain directions
for printing see the web page.
Faculty research funds available
The 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
It is 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 2002. Apply now. The next deadline for proposals is Oct.
The 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.
Grant opportunity announced
Below are the program materials received August
30-September 12, 2001 in the Grants Office, 218 Woodburn. For copies
of the information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail
requests to us at email@example.com.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
of Education. Business
and International Education Program.
Provides grants to institutions of higher education to
enhance international business education programs and to expand
the capacity of the business community to engage in
international economic activities.
available Sept. 17, 2001. Deadline
for transmittal of applications Nov. 5, 2001.
This week at Black Hills State University
Submit items to Media
Relations or send to Unit 9512, BHSU.
|Blood drive, Student
Union Jacket Legacy Room, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. -
LASSI, Cook 119, 8:00 a.m.
& 3:00 p.m.
Relay for Life, Lyle Hare Stadium
|Relay for Life, Lyle Hare Stadium
Don’t Know Jack game
show competition, 7 p.m., Jonas 305
All Campus Picnic, 11
a.m.-1 p.m., Campus Green
improvement workshop, Cook 119, noon
|Swarm week Coronation,
7 p.m., Student Union Jacket Legacy Room
“Burning of the H”,
8 p.m., outside of Student Union
Dance, Student Union Jacket
improvement workshop, Cook 119, 12:30 p.m.
“Let’s Make a Deal” game show,
7 p.m., Student Union Jacket Legacy Room
Mud Volleyball, 2 p.m.
parking lot across from Lyle Hare Stadium
workshop, Cook 119, noon
Faculty concert, noon, Marketplace
Kiddie Carnival, 4 p.m.-7
p.m., Cook Gym
Parade Float Preparation, 8
p.m.-12 a.m., Young Center Field House
and Gold luncheon, Cedar House, noon
workshop, Cook 119, 3:30 p.m.
BHSU Foundation meeting, 9 a.m., Young Center
Yellow Jacket Foundation meeting, 1:30
Disc Golf, 3:30
p.m. for students, 5 p.m. for community, BHSU Disc Golf Course
Hall of Fame banquet,
6 p.m., Student Union Jacket Legacy room
Parade Float Preparation, 7 p.m.-12
a.m., Young Center Field House
Swarm Day, Parade, 10:30 a.m.
Tailgate socials at Lyle Hare Stadium and Salem Park
Football game, 1:30 p.m.