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Gilmore, custodial worker, facilities services
Gifford, grounds keeper, facilities services
Resignations - Top
Foster, cook, food service
Johnston, cook, food service
Faculty, staff and students participate
in creek clean-up - Top
and staff gathered at Salem Park in Spearfish Friday to take part in
a creek clean-up effort.. According to Cheryl Leahy, one of the
organizers for the event, plans are being made for an annual clean
"We hope to
get a little more organized so more students as well as faculty and
staff are able to take part," Leahy said. The will soon chose a
date for next year's event.
Groups were assigned to five sections along the creek from the Homestake power
plant north of the city park to the Meier property near the
Jorgensen subdivision. The city picked up brush and
debris piles at designated drop sites along the creek.
senior secretary with the university’s enrollment center,
initiated the cleanup campaign after observing conditions
surrounding the stream while taking her daily walk along the bike
path. It appeared to her that rubbish and debris had been
accumulating and had become a distraction to an otherwise beautiful
landmark. With a ready source of manpower, the university and its
student organizations would be logical choice, to take on such a
project, she reasoned.
Working with Dr.
Charles Lamb, biology professor, who teaches fly-fishing classes and
conducts research on the stream quality, they decided an annual
cleanup effort was needed to preserve stream integrity.
“We want this
to become a campus-wide effort for the university to get involved in
community service work by giving back a little to Spearfish,” said
regarding the Spearfish Creek cleanup is available by contacting
Leahy at 642-6145 (work) or 722-2952 (home).
class will be offered for faculty and staff - Top
Faculty and staff will be able to enhance their web
skills by enrolling in an eight-week class: CIS 287-1 Special Topics:
Web Page Design and Maintenance.
The class will be held Oct. 31 through Dec.19 and
be offered at no cost as a training opportunity for current faculty and
staff members. The course carries one semester
hour of academic credit and will meet Wednesdays from 3 to 5 p.m. in
Jonas 209. Instructors are Dr. Dorothy Fuller and Chantana Taweesup.
The class is limited to 35 students. Interested faculty and staff
members will be accepted on a first-come basis. Applications are
available in the College of Business and Technology office, Jonas
Sorority and fraternity donate to the
American Red Cross donation
The Alpha Epsilon Xi sorority at Black Hills State University
presented a check for $713.67 to the American Red Cross this week.
Sorority members set up a table to take donations that will assist with
relief efforts in New York following the World Trade Center attack. The
sorority also donated their time to help the American Red Cross take
donations and distribute red, white and blue ribbons to people at the
Wal Mart parking lot. Members of the Sigma Tau Gamma fraternity have now
begun a fund-raising drive of their own by setting up tents on the
campus green asking for donations to the New York City police and fire
Employee organization awards scholarships to Black Hills State
University students - Top
The South Dakota State Employees Organization (SDSEO)
has awarded scholarships to Black Hills State students Sara Goeden and
Mary Louise Foster. Both
students received $375 to be used for tuition.
Sara Goeden is a freshman at BHSU and a member of
the volleyball team. She
graduated from Pierre’s TF Riggs High School with a grade-point
average of 3.81.
Mary Louise Foster was a full-time cook at BHSU,
but has now resigned her position to work as a substitute teacher and a
student worker in the cafeteria. She
is double majoring in special education and elementary education and
complete her program in five years.
Foster encourages state employees to apply for the SDSEO
scholarship, “Both my daughter and I applied, but I got it.”
She also hopes to raise awareness about the program.
“Anyone who is a state employee can apply.”
Day king and queen named - Top
Williamson, a senior social-sciences major from Sturgis, and Anya
Olverson, a senior mass-communications major from Spearfish, were
named Swarm Day king and queen Tuesday night. Swarm week continues through Saturday at Black Hills State
The Swarm Day mom and dad, chosen
from a nominated group of faculty and staff, are Cheryl Anagnopoulos,
professor, and David Diamond,
communications assistant professor. Other members of the homecoming
royal court include Allen Godsell, a senior social-sciences major
from Sturgis; Matt Mueller, a senior accounting major from Miller;
Justin Varland, a senior mass-communication major from Gregory;
Angelia Johnston, a senior political-sciences/sociology major from
Jacksonville, Fla.; Sommerlyn Mortensen, a junior accounting major
from Wall; and Lindsay Whitley, a senior biology major from
The BHSU homecoming theme is “BH
Rocks the World.”
offered for BHSU college students
South Dakota Executive Internship
opportunities are available for college students at Black Hills
Internships are offered for a wide
variety of majors. Opportunities
are available within the following departments:
agriculture, corrections, education & cultural affairs,
environment & natural resources, game, fish & parks, human
services, S.D. Army National Guard and state training school.
To qualify, applicants must be
enrolled at a college or
university and have at least sophomore credit standing by the end of
the fall 2001 semester. A
complete internship listing and application materials are available
in the career center, located in the lower level of the David B.
Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.
The deadline to apply for spring is Nov. 1.
Listings are also on the web: www.state.sd.us/jobs/listings.intern.htm
For more information contact Sarah Chase, 605-642-6219.
grant opportunites announced for South Dakota students and faculty
South Dakota students and faculty members have used the Small
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program to start research and
technnology-based companies. These successful entrepreneurs will be
particpating in a pre-conference sponsored by the South Dkaota
EPSCoR program and the South Dakota Board of Regents Tuesday Oct. 23
at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology.
pre-conference sessions are in conjunction with the National Small
Business Innovation Research Conference that will be held in Rapid
City Oct. 23-26. This is an excellent opportunity for faculty and
students to learn how to put federal research and development
dollars to work to further their research. Nationally, the Small
Business Innovation Research (SBIR) program provides more than $1.2
billion annually in awards for innovative new technologies or
products. South Dakota has received more than 50 SBIR grants in
recent years. These grants have provided more than $10 million to
South Dakota researchers creating new products and processes.
student and faculty entrepreneurs who will participate in the
- Russ Mileham, Microvision Technologies,
Brookings, who received approximately $2 million in SBIR
funding to develop a number of new environmental sensors.
pre-conference sessions are free and begins at 8:45 a.m. Oct.
23 at the Surbeck Center on the S.D. School fo Mines and Technology
campus. A schedule of pre-conference activities is avialbale at www.sdsmt.edu/space/sbir.htm.
A complete schedule is available on line at www.sbirworld.com/sd/sd01agenda
or by contacting the SBIR office at 256-5555. A limited number of
registration waivers are available for students and faculty to
attend the national conference.
- Kaia Kloster, Photobiomed, Sioux Falls,
received two SBIR awards from the National Institutes of Health
to explore the use of patented fluorescent dyes in a number of
- Dr. Neil Chamberlain and Scott Thompson,
Rapid City, have received six SBIR awards. While a student
at SDSM&T, Thompson worked with Dr. Chamberlian to develop a
number of radar and communications technologies.
of the North Central Self-Study Committee meeting Sept. 17
North Central Self-Study Committee met Sept. 17 in Woodburn
Conference Room 1 at 3 p.m.
Earley, Fuqua, Kloppel, K. Johnson, Cook, Keller, J. Johnson,
Downing, D. Wessel, Schurrer, Dar, Babbitt, A. Hemmingson, J.
Haislett. Absent: Heidrich, Schamber, and a student representative.
introduced the new members - Fuqua replaces Lin, Dar replace Lefler,
Schurrer replaces B. Silva, and Babbitt for Card. Heidrich and
Schamber have classes on Monday at this time. The student
representative has not been selected.
handed out the outline of the criteria and talked about the work
during the summer that had been done on the documents. The chapters
would be built around the goals of the university and the board of
regents. The new approach was designed to highlight the role of
reported the Dr. Mary Breslin is scheduled to come to BH on Oct. 3
and 4. She is our liaison with the North Central Association. She
will meet with various groups and talk to them about the North
Central Self-study. More details on this will be available later.
Minutes of the Graduate Council meeting
University Graduate Council met Tuesday, Sept. 18 at 3:30
p.m. in Jonas 309. Present: Earley, R. Chrisman, Sujithamrack,
Molseed, Thares, Erickson, Steckline, Alsup, C. Johnston. Absent:
Cook, B. Silva
provided each member with a copy of the Graduate Bulletin and asked
them to read it and let him know of addition, deletions or
Guidelines- A motion was made and seconded to approve the
operational guidelines. After discussion, motion was passed. The
council recommended that the procedure of resolution of conflict on
a committee should be included in the guidelines. The chair reported that Dr. Cook would like to see a
discussion of who should be on the graduate council and hopes to
have Dr. Cook come to the next meeting to discuss his ideas.
The chair asked the council members to do a poll and see who
wants or does not want to be listed as graduate faculty and report
back to the next meeting.
- Molseed reported that there are now six cohorts: Spearfish,
Spearfish teachers, Hot Springs/Custer, online, and two in Rapid
City. The College of
Education is discussing ways to
cope with the additional students and will bring them to the council
when they are finalized. Next
spring should see a record number of MSCI graduates.
Ms. Christina Johnston is the graduate assistant in education
- Sujithamrack reported that the name of the degree has been changed
to the Master of Science in Business Services Administration (MSBSM).
The number of students has increased from 4 to 12.
The graduate assistant for this year is Mr. Paul Thares.
There are also two graduate assistants doing research with
Dr. Romkema. The dean
is working on various ideas to expand the number of students.
- Erickson reported that there are major changes going on in the
library. Hopefully they will increase the ability of faculty and
graduate students to do research. He encouraged everyone to come see
what had been done.
reported that part of this year will be spent in preparing for the
North Central visit in the fall of 2002 and the NCATE visit in the
spring of 2003.
next meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 16 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas
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
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workshop, Cook 119, 2 p.m.
vs. University of Mary, Young Center, 7 p.m.
workshop, Cook 119, noon
and Gold luncheon, Cedar House Restaurant, noon
Fall Film Festival - "The
Jonas 305, 6 p.m.
Comedian Michael Dean Ester,
Woodburn Hall Auditorium, 7 p.m.