Volume XXV No. 46 Nov. 30, 2001
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position open - Top
The following Career Service position is open
For additional information, please review the
announcement bulletin or contact the personnel office.
Resignation - Top
Hupp is new instructional designer at BHSU - Top
instructional designer at Black Hills State University, doesn’t
necessarily require experience as a banker, auctioneer, accountant,
rancher and computer center director, but it helps.
47, has held all of these positions and more before accepting the
instructional designer job at BHSU this fall. In his new position he
will provide technical support for the university’s Dakota Digital
Network, the governor’s electronic classroom and multi-media
setups in the classroom.
“I hope to be
doing some training sessions for faculty, staff, and students,” he
said explaining that he had done similar types of technology
training with student teachers before they went out to teach.
“I’m impressed with Black Hills State and the number of
technology support people available, from the technology fellows
program, to the instructional media center to the computer center.
This represents great diversity for a school this size. It shows
progressive thinking beyond the box.”
Hupp said he got
into computer work while serving as an accountant at Chadron State
College. He was involved in computerizing the ledger system and
later other systems at the college. As he learned the various
computer programs, college officials asked him to maintain the
system. So with the help of a cadre of students he went to work
supporting the college’s computer structure. He also said that
Chadron had received a Title III grant in the 80s for video
conferencing, so he was in on the ground floor with that type of
“I like to do
accounting but I also like technology. It gives you a window of
opportunity to be current,” he said.
According to Hupp
most of his experience has been in the management of people in
technology areas, and as a result he has made many contacts with
people who work in the technology industry.
The past few
years, Hupp has held several technology positions including
technology coordinator for the Billings Country School District,
Medora, N.D., 2000-2001; academic operations facilitator with the
North Dakota Interactive Video Network at
University, director of extended campus interactive video network
and management information systems, and served as a management
information specialist. The Dickinson State positions he held were
basically consultant or interim positions that began in 1997.
center director Arnie Hemmingson recommended Hupp for the technology
position at Dickinson State. Hemmingson was contacted by Dr. Larry
Landis, a former BHSU academic vice president who serving as interim
vice president for academic affairs at Dickinson State at that time,
about finding a person with a technology background.
technology experience included serving as Chadron State’s director
of computer services from 1984 to 1994.
At Chadron he managed a staff of five full-time employees and
10 to 15 part-time student employees and a budget of $1,000,000. His
experience included smart classroom development, implementing
technology plans, upgrading campus computer technology, coordinating
networking plans, library automation, accounting systems, and
From 1994 to 1997
he operated the family ranch and served as a bank loan officer in
Gordon, Neb. He also worked as a real estate agent and auctioneer, a
job he still does on a part-time basis.
BHSU position, he said, “Being exposed to other video systems, I
want to learn this system and be able to make suggestions. The first
thing I need to do is inventory or audit the equipment in the
He will be
relying on his two work-study helpers Dusty Evenson and Kate
McKillop to help learn the current system. He said they have kept
the system going during the interim.
Hupp and his
wife, Susan, have three school-age daughters. She is currently
severing as educational enhancement services project director at
Dickinson State University. She will be leaving her position to join
her husband later this month.
Hupp earned his
bachelor’s degree and MBA at Chadron State College.
is a partner school in medical research grant - Top
Black Hills State
University is one of three partner schools working with the
University of South Dakota School of Medicine on cellular growth
control with funding from a $6 million grant from the National
Institute of Health (NIH).
research project known as the Biomedical Research Infrastructure (BRIN)
combines science department personnel and resources at several
schools to enhance research capacity at a nationally competitive
level to study cellular growth control. Partner schools working with
USD are Augustana, BHSU, and Sisseton/Wahpeton.
Goodman, USD School of Medicine, and a seven-member steering
committee will direct the BRIN project. Dr. Holly Downing, dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences at BHSU, is a steering committee
member. Each partner school has representation.
said the grant was initiated last spring and has initial funding for
six months with the reminder of the funding to become available
throughout a three-year cycle. Working with the shortened version of
the funding plan, BHSU science department personnel and students
will get started during the spring 2002 semester.
“It really puts
Black Hills State on the map in terms of research as a partner
institution involved in a major grant,” said the BHSU dean. “It
opens up research to students and faculty in the biomedical field.
It’s beneficial for students majoring in the pre-professional
areas by giving them access to resources for research.”
science faculty members will be participating in BRIN research
projects: Dr. Cynthia
Anderson, biology and fungal genetics; Dr. Shane Sarver, biology and
evolutionary genetics; and Dr. Micheal Zehfus, biochemistry and
biophysics. Anderson will be paid to work half time on the project
while Sarver and Zehfus have paid quarter-time research
provides fellowship opportunities to four BHSU students who are
interested in science research. Downing says there is quite a bit of
flexibility in the proposal so more BH students may become involved
in research as the program develops.
For faculty, the
grant provides exchange opportunities between the schools so a
faculty member with a particular area of expertise could be a guest
lecture at one of the participating schools. Partner school faculty
will also be able to acquire a 10-week research fellowship during
the summer months to study and do research at USD. In addition,
there is funding for other science speakers and additional library
two students at BHSU will begin working with either Sarver or Zehfus
this spring on research projects. Anderson is currently developing a
student application for the fellowship research opportunity. The
grant also provides for research in related areas, so other BH
students and faculty could become involved.
students with the opportunity to support research with faculty at
this campus (BHSU) or at USD in a major science facility. It will
improve their overall experiences by exposing them to speakers,
exchanges and new resources,” said the BH dean.
BHSU was selected
as a partner institution because of its recent success finding
external funding for undergraduate research from entities such as
the National Institute of Health (NIH), the National Science
Foundation (NSF), National Geographic Society, the U.S. Forest
Service, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Department. The BHSU science
department recently upgraded and acquired new science equipment
necessary to conduct the required research with instrumentation such
as an electron microscope, atomic absorption spectrometer, nuclear
magnetic resonance spectrometer, Thermo Nicolet Genesis II FTIR, circular dichroism machine, and genetic analyzer.
BHSU will have an opportunity to support as many as eight student
research fellows as the program fully develops. She expects faculty
to begin the exchange phase of the program this summer.
Hills State as a strong partner is important to building our
reputation in the sciences,” she said.
presents at national convention - Top
Abdollah Farrokhi, professor of mass communication at Black Hills
State University, gave a presentation at the recent National College
Media Convention in New Orleans.
presentation entitled, "Making Sense of Polls and Surveys: A
Conceptual Overview," covered survey research methods in journalism.
Farrokhi, who chairs the College Media Advisers (CMA) Research Committee, also met with
the board of directors to discuss planning for the next national
convention to be held in New York, in March.
As part of the planning, he will review the research papers submitted to the convention and will invite the successful ones
for presentation at the next convention.
convention offered more than 300 sessions in the areas of press,
on-line media technology. CP is the nation's largest and oldest
membership association for college-student media. CMA is an
association of advisers and general managers of student media in
colleges and of other journalism educators and professional
journalists interested in the student media.
than 2,400 faculty and members of college media organizations
including advisers, editors, and staff participated in this
convention. Associated Collegiate Press (ACP) and College Media
Advisers Inc. (CMA) sponsored the convention.
Farrokhi has been a member of the BHSU faculty
since 1986. He earned his Ph.D. in mass communications from Florida
State University in 1985.
presents at national conference - Top
Len Austin, assistant professor in the College of Education at Black
Hills State University, recently presented a session at a U.S.
Department of Education conference held in Washington, D. C.
The conference was
held for universities in the United States who have received PT3
(Preparing Tomorrow’s Teachers to Use Technology) grants from the
Department of Education. The federal grant funds the College of
Education’s new P.A.L. (Partnership in Learning) program, which
aims to infuse greater technology into its teacher preparation
curriculum and better prepare future K-12 educators so that they
effectively meet the needs of 21st century learners.
Austin’s presentation was titled “Action
Research: A Process for Continuous Improvement,” which centered on
how BHSU faculty, Technologies and Innovations in Education (TIE)
staff, and several public schools within the Black Hills have formed
a triad community. This triad cooperatively used an action research
process to enhance the education of BHSU’s pre-service teachers.
Austin said, “The process helped our faculty
to make informed decisions about improvements in the field
experiences in which our College of Education students
Austin reported that the changes BHSU made as a
result of information obtained through this action research model
was impressive to those who attended the session.
According to Austin, the college’s faculty
undertook a “Herculean task” and was successful. Austin said,
“ Because of the partnership we have with local schools, and
through our faculty’s efforts to obtain working teacher’s input
into our university system, we have enjoyed exciting and effective
changes in the teacher education program at BHSU.”
Speaking of the specific changes, Austin said,
“We have been through a curriculum mapping process on campus,
identified faculty liaisons to specific schools, and held two-day
summer workshops with practicing teachers to gather information from
their perspective about our programs and processes.
In addition, he said, “We have integrated
greater levels of technology training for students in our university
classrooms, fostered greater implementation of technology
experiences for our student teachers once placed in schools,
revamped the way in which we place students in schools for their
student teaching, revised the evaluation forms we use to assess
student performance in the field, and increased our student’s
exposure to multicultural experiences.”
In his conference session, Austin, who teaches
educational psychology courses at BHSU, described the process the
triad used to reach decisions before making systemic changes. He
then enumerated the benefits that have come to BHSU as a result of
using the action research model.
“Well-prepared teachers are vital to the
growth of community. Given the role of technology in our society and
the learning benefits of technology-infused education, teachers who
know how to use technology in the classroom are invaluable, ” said
Austin. “Developing future teachers who know how to use modern
learning technologies to improve student learning is a major
challenge facing our nation's teacher preparation system.
Federal, state, and local agencies are investing billions of
dollars to equip schools with modern computers and telecommunication
networks. But these
information technology investments will not pay off unless future
teachers become technology-proficient educators who know how to use
these new learning tools to improve learning.”
class visits Rosebud and Oglala Sioux Tribes - Top
Black Hills State University students
recently visited with members of the Rosebud Sioux and Oglala Sioux
Tribes as part of a field experience.
students, who are in Dr. John Glover’s tribal law and politics
class, toured the Rosebud Tribal facilities, attended an appellate
hearing before the Rosebud Supreme Court, examined the Rosebud
Casino operation, visited the Wounded Knee Memorial and conducted
research at the Tribal Archives located at Oglala Lakota College on
the Pine Ridge Reservation.
Bryan, BHSU business professor and member of the Rosebud Sioux
Tribe, helped organize the experience.
class is assisting Glover in the creation of a tribal sovereigns of
South Dakota handbook which will describe the nine tribal
governments in South Dakota along with the Santee of Nebraska. This
resource book will include each Tribe’s Constitution and is
intended to be used by upper level high school and college students
in South Dakota.
has been a member of history and social science faculty at BHSU
since 1992. He earned a Juris Doctorate degree at Willamette
University in 1990 and a B.A. degree in political science from
Concordia College in 1987.
faculty member honored - Top
Victor Weidensee, former fine arts department
chair at BHSU, was recognized with the Rushmore Honor Award by the
Rapid City Chamber of Commerce.
The chamber’s cultural affairs committee
presents this award to recognize those who have made outstanding
contributions to the cultural development of Rapid City and for
their dedication to the arts and for having a significant impact on
the cultural vision of our area.
Some honorees are benefactors, some are artists and some are
volunteers. Other people who received this
award are Marylou Torrey, Irene Handren-Seals
and Bruce Rampelberg. The recipients were presented with a plaque
that included a matted photograph, the governor’s proclamation and
the mayor’s proclamation to display in their home.
The awards were presented at the Rapid City Area Chamber of
Weidensee retired from Black Hills State in
1986 after serving as chair of the fine arts division for 29 years.
of Excellence at Work Award
Spirit of Excellence at Work award is being presented to Dan
Durben for his courage and integrity in representing the concerns of
the faculty as president of faculty senate.
recipient is chosen by a group which meets regularly to discuss ways
to improve the campus working environment. This group feels that
when they “catch” someone doing their job well, that performance
should be recognized and encourages everyone to keep up the good
work so they can “catch” you at it.
and staff: Your gift is worth a mint - Top
A faculty/staff fundraising campaign will kick
off on campus Dec. 3 with the goal to increase faculty and staff
giving to 50 percent.
Nearly 40 percent of faculty and staff have
given to the Black Hills State University or Yellow Jacket (athletic
foundation) Foundations over the past 12 months.
"The focus of our campaign is to increase
employee participation primarily through the payroll deduction
plan," according to Steve Meeker, director of institutional
advancement. "Giving through the payroll deduction is simple
for the employee and also helps create the habit of consistent
giving. When someone has a small amount deducted from each paycheck,
it really adds up. Most employees find that they can give more when
they have a little taken out of each check rather than trying to
write one check a year."
"While 40 percent is a good percentage for
staff participation, the campaign committee felt we could do better
and set a goal of 50 percent," said Meeker. Many foundations
and corporations looking at making large gifts to a university are
interested in strong employee giving.
This past fiscal year, the BHSU and Yellow
Jacket Foundations provided $455,470 in scholarships for BHSU
students. Donations to either foundation is an investment in the
futures of many BHSU students.
The campaign will be upbeat and soft sell,
Meeker said. All employees will receive a York mint (reminding
employees that their gifts are worth a mint) and newsletter
encouraging them to consider a gift to one of the foundations
through payroll deduction. A representative in each department will
distribute the candy and campaign materials.
"We are looking forward to not only
raising additional funds for the two foundations, which ultimately
benefits students and the university, but to also increase awareness
of the foundations and how they make a difference at Black Hills
State University," Meeker said.
Employees who contribute to the foundations
will be eligible for door prizes from the University Bookstore as
well as a stay at the Spearfish Canyon Lodge.
If you have questions about the campaign
contact Steve Meeker or any of the committee members: Dick Dubois,
Sharon Hemmingson, Tom Hills, Cheryl Leahy, Steve Meeker, Steve
Parker, Priscilla Romkema, Rob Schurrer, and Terri Wells.
emerging leaders recognized
Sixteen Black Hills State University freshmen
were recognized recently for completion of an eight-week leadership
The Emerging Leader program is an innovative
program designed to identify opportunities for involvement on
campus, to explore effective leadership experiences and to provide a
peer-support system for potential student leaders.
The students studied leadership qualities, the
importance of trust and how to build trust, communication skills,
the importance of diversity in student groups, the process of
integrating personal values with ethical decisions, and how
individual and personal learning styles relate to leadership in
student organizations. Participants were required to join a student
organization, volunteer for a community service project, submit
weekly journal entries, attend campus events and participate in
“The students learn a lot about leadership
and examined some very essential components of leadership,” said
Jane Klug, director of student services at BHSU.
“They also learn many new and exciting things
about their responsibilities as leaders.”
Graduates of Black Hills State University Emerging Leaders
program were recognized at a recent reception hosted by the
university. Students honored were, front row left to right, Crystal
Espinosa, Baker, Mont., Faye Price, Hermosa, Shaun Darling, Black
Hawk; Chelsea Kujawa, Kadoka; Megan Wyett, Casper, Wyo.; Alison
Gamber, Huron; Christopher Busby, Wessington Springs. Second row,
Tammy Gallagher, Glasglow, Mont.; Sarah Baldwin, Lander, Wyo;
Julianna Tenold, Reva; Helen Rector, Dayton, Wyo.; and Carolie
Brennan, Rapid City. Back row, Shaya Eyre, Bailey, Colo.; Venessa
Adcock, Albuquerque, New Mexico; Adree Borho, Dickinson, N.D.; and
Kelsey Klingenberg, Loveland, Colo.
to present ‘Sylvia’ - Top
The cast has been announced for “Sylvia,”
the second production of the season for the theatre department at
Black Hills State University. The play, by A.R. Gurney, will be
performed Dec. 6, 7 and 8 at 8 p.m. in Woodburn Hall
“Sylvia,” is about a couple that adopts a
dog that Greg, the husband, found in the park. Sylvia soon becomes a
bone of contention between Greg and his wife, Kate. The marriage is
put in serious jeopardy until, after a series of hilarious and
touching complications, Greg and Kate learn to compromise, and
Sylvia becomes a valued part of their lives.
Al Sandau, BHSU associate professor, will
direct the play, and the costume designer is Dr. Pam Wegner, also a
BHSU associate professor.
Members of the cast include: Sylvia - Rachel
Eggebo, Spearfish; Greg – Ryan Heinis, Spearfish; Kate – Leann
Olsen, Piedmont; Tom – Nic Hansen, Spearfish; Phyllis – Crystal
Bleu Muglia, Spearfish; and Leslie – Teresa Addington, Lead.
The assistant director/stage manager is Joshua
Lund, Spearfish. Members of the crew are: scenery – Saisha
Kuykendall, Spearfish, Teresa Addington; Julie Schaller, Spearfish,
Joshua Lund, Megan Christopher, Spearfish, and Jamie Vickers,
Newcastle, Wyo.; lights – Jared McDaris, Rutledge, Ga.; Leah Kropuenske, Pierre and Nic
Hansen; sound – Sarah Cozort, Spearfish, Leann Olsen, and
Ryan Heinis; costumes –
Jamie Vickers, Katie McGuire, Spearfish, Jenni Tifft, Union Center
and Elysia Pederson, Spearfish; and publicity – Rachel
Eggebo and Crystal Bleu Muglia.
Tickets are available by calling the box office
at 642-6171 the week of the play.
concerts scheduled - Top
Black Hills State University music students will present two
The first concert is Dec. 8
at the Belle Fourche Community Center at 3:30 p.m. The following
day, Dec. 9, the concert will be presented at St. Josephs Catholic
Church, in Spearfish at 2:30 p.m.
Postal tip - Top
forget to mail your Christmas cards and packages early!
Save a trip downtown and bring your holiday packages to the
University Mail Service. Shipping or mailing internationally? No problem. We also have delivery confirmation and insurance
available as well as a great selection of Christmas and Hanukkah
Mail Servic 642-6396
United Ministries is collecting gifts
for annual Christmas shoebox project - Top
fourth Annual United Ministries and Black Hills State University
Shoebox Project has begun. Each year Black Hills State University
makes Christmas a reality for residents of the Belle Fourche Long
Term Care Center. Gifts may be left at the table in the Student
Center or may be placed in the box in Pangburn Hall.
needed are white socks, small mirrors, stationery, postage stamps,
books of puzzles,
small stuffed animals, sugarless and regular candy, greeting cards,
Black Hills State University help the residents at the Belle Fourche
Long Term Care Center have a great Christmas by contributing to the
Shoebox Project in the Student Union.
Gifts will be wrapped on Dec.10 beginning at 3:30 in Room 221 of the Student Union.
Master Works art show at the Ruddell Gallery - Top
Thirty-seven works of art from the Dakota
Master Works Art Show and Competition are on display at the Black
Hills State University Ruddell Gallery through December.
Sponsored by the South Dakota Health Care
Foundation, the Dakota Master Works was created to demonstrate the
creative art talents of older South Dakotans.
The competition is open to every citizen of the
state who is age 60 or older. Following this year’s judging of the
competition in October, the winning entries are showcased at various
locations across the state. After appearing at the Ruddell Gallery,
the Dakota Master Works will be on display in Pierre at the Capitol
Rotunda during the legislative session.
The art show features watercolor painting, oil
painting, acrylic painting, drawing/illustration, photography,
sculpture and woodcarving.
artwork shown is “Ton-Kah E Ton Chon” is a wood carving by Eugene D.
Clemetson, age 70. He started carving in 1992. He was an employee of
John Morrell Company in Sioux Falls for 43 years.
The Ruddell Gallery in the Miller Student Union
is open to the public at no charge weekdays from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
and weekends from noon to 5 p.m.
Beck Memorial Scholarship established at BHSU - Top
The family of Dorothy Beck has established a
$25,000 memorial scholarship as a posthumous tribute to the former
elementary teacher and college instructor at Black Hills State
Beck was employed at BHSU from 1946 to 1970 as
a supervising teacher at the lab school and later as an instructor
of elementary education. She and her husband, Alfred, were long-time
residents of Spearfish Valley, where they owned and operated
Her family remembered the joy she displayed in
retelling the words and deeds of the little children in her
classrooms. They recalled her love and pervasive use of children’s
literature as well as her dedication to teaching. It is their hope
that the Dorothy Beck Memorial Scholarship will help other dedicated
teachers meet her standards of education and love of children.
She was born in Ardmore, S.D., and earned a
bachelor’s degree in elementary education at the
University of South Dakota and later a
master’s degree in education from the University of Northern
Colorado. She died in 1991.
Recipients of the Beck scholarship must be a
resident of South Dakota, North Dakota, Montana, Nebraska, or
Wyoming. The recipient must be enrolled as a full-time student in
elementary education, carry a minimum 2.0 grade-point average, and
be an applicant for financial aid. Scholarship winners will be
selected by the College of Education at BHSU.
The principal of the scholarship fund will be
permanently preserved with interest earnings from the principal used
for the management and distribution of the scholarship.
For information about the Beck scholarship, contact
Steve Meeker, BHSU institutional advancement director, unit 9506,
Spearfish, S.D. 57799 or phone (605) 642-6385.
of the Nov. 20 Graduate Council meeting - Top
of Graduate Council meeting Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas
were Earley, Austin,
Steckline, Molseed, Sujithamrack, Johnston. Absent were
Erickson, R. Chrisman, Thares.
curriculum changes. Since these are all
common course numbering there was a discussion but no approval
510 to SPED 513
SPED 506 to SPED 510
SPED 550 to SPED 520
SPED 532 Methods of
teaching individuals with learning disabilities to
SPED 532 Methods and Materials for LD K-12
SPED 508 to SPED 560
ED 622 Instructional Technology Material Design to ED 622
Instructional Design and Learning Theory
Delete - SPED 508 and SPED 500
cohort. Molseed reported that a new online cohort was just about
established for next semester.
This would bring at least 15 more students into the program.
reported on the college of education proposal for the culminating
event in the msci program. This proposal does not apply to students
already in the program who have a chair and have started their
research. Students online are required to do the Collaborative
Research Proposal. The portfolio option has been shelved for the
time being for reconstruction. The three options are thesis,
collaborative research project, and comprehensive examinations.
Molseed handed out the details of the three options and discussion
followed. Motion was made and seconded to approve. Motion passed.
of the Nov. 19 North Central Self-study meeting - Top
Minutes of North Central Self-Study Meeting
Monday November 19th at 3 p.m. in Jonas 110
Present: Earley, Downing, Dar, Cook, Keller, K.
Johnson, Schurrer, J. Johnson, A. Hemmingson. Absent: Haislett,
Schamber. Visitor: Art Jones
The committee discussed the issue of physical
facilities and a safe and healthy environment.
Dar and Hemmingson agreed to rewrite the
description of the computer center, DDN, GEC, and send to the chair.
Jones agreed to supply a more complete
description of Jonas classroom building.
Numerous suggestions were made to change the
issue of office space, the issue of labs, and the new building.
Earley said he would rewrite.
Jones suggested that Earley contact Mr.
Sullivan in regard to a campus safety report. Cook suggested that
Earley needed to visit with each of the departments on campus and
discuss with them the NCA self-study. Earley said he would take this
up with the deans.
The next meeting will be on Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in Jonas 110. The
subject will be fiscal expenditures and financial management.
of the University Assessment Committee - Top
The University Assessment Committee met Tuesday
Nov 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Woodburn Conference Room 1. Present were
Earley, Olson, Siewert, Altmyer, L. Turner, Valades, D. Myers,
Calhoon, Pearce, Schamber. Absent were
J. Miller, Cook, Haislett.
Earley announced that Dr. Bruce Petrie at
Northern is working to create SD Higher Education Assessment
A meeting of interested parties may occur in
the spring of 2002. If
anyone is interested in participating they should contact Earley.
There was considerable discussion on the draft
of how to write an annual assessment report.
Pearce reported that she had attended the Bush
and gone to a presentation by the VP for
Academic Affairs at Mankato. The
report had information which could be accessed on their website and
would be of use to us. Earley agreed to look at the website and incorporate some of
it in the document. The
website is http://www.mnsu.edu/acadaf/Html/
The committee began to review the annual
reports and decided to approve the composite social science and
social science report, to send back the psychology report for more
information, and to reject the math and chemistry reports. Earley
will send notice to the faculty and deans and work with them.
The next meeting is scheduled for Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
in Woodburn Conference Room 1.
grants available - Top
The Instructional Improvement Committee (IIC)
encourages, through monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to improve the quality of
instruction at BHSU.
full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct faculty, or other full-time staff member engaged in student instruction may apply for grant
funds administered by the committee.
Grant funding will normally be available up to a maximum of
$1,000 per project. Priority will be given to projects that will
have a broad-based, visible, continuing impact of instruction across
faculty members and/or disciplines. Funds are available for
development of materials and methods to improve teaching and
learning, equipment to enhance teaching and learning, travel to
conferences or workshops which enhance teaching and learning, and
bringing consulting lecturers and teaching specialists to campus to
offer presentations to and/or with faculty and teaching-support
staff at BHSU.
members who apply for grants to support travel to a conference or
workshop are limited to receiving no more than one grant every three
years. In the other
categories, priority will be given to those who have not received an
IIC grant in the last academic year.
Proposals for grant funding
will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis. The deadline for
submission will be the last Friday of each month; a decision will be
made as soon as practicable on each proposal.
Eleven copies of the proposals should be submitted to the
grants and special projects office in Woodburn 218, or to the chair
of the committee, Sharon Strand. Proposals will consist of the
proposal and budget outlines following the specified format
available at the grants and special projects web
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 application deadline is Dec.
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.
opportunities announced - Top
Below are the program materials received Nov. 8-28, 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.
Global Learning, Observations to Benefit the
(NSF). The National
Science Foundation is inviting applications to participate in
the interagency Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the
Environment (GLOBE), which supports higher education, school
system and private sector partnerships that provide K-12
students with hands-on science experience.
NSF is seeking proposals in four areas:
scientific involvement in GLOBE and its measurements;
development of education materials; evaluation; and professional
development activities and materials for teachers.
Grantees recruit, train and mentor teachers and provide
support to schools and teachers.
Deadline March 1.
Teach America Program seeks to provide teachers with the
skills and knowledge they need to enhance student learning
through the effective use of technology.
Awards are ongoing and applications will be accepted at
Department of Interior. The
Educational Component of the National Cooperative Geologic
Mapping Program. Due
Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities.
Instrumentation Development due Jan. 8.
Major Research Instrumentation Program.
This is a limited submission grant program; please
contact Sreeparna Mitra for I.S.U. internal deadlines.
Due Jan. 24.
Department of Agriculture. Higher
Education Challenge Grants Program to stimulate and enable
colleges and universities to provide the quality of education
necessary to produce baccalaureate or higher degree level
graduates capable of strengthening the nation’s food and
agricultural scientific and professional work force.
Due Feb. 11.
This week at Black Hills State
Submit items to Media
Relations or send to Unit 9512, BHSU.
University of Mary, Young Center, women at 6
p.m., men at 8 p.m.
Pre-game tip off
social, Stadium Sports Grill, 4 p.m.
Basketball vs. Jamestown,
Young Center, women at 6 p.m., men at 8 p.m.
Christmas on Campus, Winter
Olympics cardboard box race, BHSU practice field,
3:30 p.m. Worship service, Student Union Legacy
room, 6:30 p.m.
Snowbuilding contest, campus green, 3 p.m.
Movie night - Jacket Legacy room, 7:30 p.m
Gingerbread house building contest, 3:30 p.m .
Christmas cookie bake-off, Student Union
Dance, Student Union, 8 p.m.
Theatre gathering, Woodburn, 7
Theatre - Sylvia, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Christmas on Campus,
Kids night out, 4-7 p.m.
Madden Tourney, Jonas 306-307, 7 p.m.
Theatre - Sylvia, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.
Christmas on Campus, Sleigh rides, 6
|Band/Choir Concert, Belle
Fourche Community Center, 3:30 p.m.
Theatre - Sylvia, Woodburn
Auditorium, 8 p.m.