Volume XXV No. 48 Dec. 14, 2001
items to Campus Currents - Top
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Retirement - Top
Jerri Geist, extended
Students collaborate on research
article featured in fisheries journal - Top
The effects of
supplemental thiamine hydrochloride treatments on Lake Oahe chinook
salmon eggs and subsequent embryo survival rates were subjects of
research done by Black Hills State University students under the
direction of Dr. Mike Zehfus, assistant professor of chemistry, and
Michael Barnes with the South Dakota Department of Game, Fish, and
was featured in October issue of the North American Journal of
Aquaculture. The five-page article was titled “Initial
Thiamine Hydrochloride Treatment of Eggs of
Chinook Salmon.” Students involved in the research were Jonathan
Schumacher, Rapid City, Kelly Stock, Rapid City, Faraz Farrokhi,
Spearfish, and Rebecca Nutter, Mitchell.
Barnes initiated the research involving professor
Zehfus and the BH students. The result was a cooperative study to
determine the influence of the thiaminase-containing smelt diets on
the reproductive success of Lake Oahe chinook salmon during hatchery
rearing and also the evaluation of therapeutic thiamine treatments.
breakfast planned to kick off finals week - Top
Student life staff members at BHSU are offering
a free midnight breakfast for all students to kick off finals week.
The special midnight breakfast will be served Monday, Dec. 17
beginning at 11 p.m. and continuing until 1 a.m. at the Student
“We want to let the students know that we are
here for them,” Jennifer Butler, residence life administrative
assistant, said, “That’s why we came up with this idea.”
The breakfast is just the first part of an
ongoing promotion in conjunction with the new student life new
motto, “It’s not just a job, it’s our life…Student
students are invited to join them for breakfast of pancakes,
sausages, coffee, juice and rolls.
“We have terrific students and helping them
through finals week is our privilege,” said Dr. Judith Haislett,
vice president for student life.
Other members of the committee are Joan Wermers,
disability services; Heather Johnson, career center; Ellen Melaragno,
Student Union, Joe Valades, student assistant center, Kim Schmitz, financial
aid, Michelle Kirk, enrollment center, Jane Klug,
Student Union and Cheryl Leahy, financial aid.
BHSU students will present
advertising ideas for area business - Top
Black Hills State University students will
present their advertising ideas for a local business Dec. 14 at 10
a.m. in Woodburn Hall room 310.
In a new concept this fall Black Hills State
faculty combined business and mass communication classes to work
on an advertising plan for a client. The Spearfish Canyon Country
Club worked with students to help prepare them for what they will face in the
business world. Students tested their skills by forming an
advertising plan and developing creative ads for the country club.
Last spring two BHSU faculty, Dr. Patty
Bellamy, business assistant professor, and Dr. Abdollah Farrokhi,
mass communications professor, decided to enhance the education of
the two academic majors by combining the course materials.
Bellamy’s advertising class constructed the advertising plan while
Farrokhi’s class created the actual advertisements.
Students participating in the presentation are
Chris Rutherford, a mass-communication major from San
Diego, Calif.; Beth Bingham, a
mass-communications major from Sioux Falls; Renae Summers, a
mass-communications major from Rapid City; Aaron Keller, a marketing
major from Mobridge; Sara Smeenk, a mass-communications major from
Newell; Heidi Giesler, a public-relations major from Newcastle,
Wyo.; Erica Snyder, a public-relations major from Rapid City; Matt
Banton, a commercial art major from Rapid City; Amy Heuston, a
mass-communication major from Pierre; Nicole Hollerman; a commercial
art major from Youngstown, Ohio; Scott Petz, a public-relations
major from Faith; James Williams, a mass-communications major from
Spearfish; Jayne Aden,
a English major from Deadwood; Amy Edwards, a marketing major from
Spearfish; Jason Kerner, a marketing major from Kadoka; and Ashley
Cordell, a mass-communications major from
For more information contact Chris Rutherford
Opera House will host Christmas High Tea - Top
searching for that special
Consider the Christmas High Tea at Matthews Opera House.
High Tea is Saturday, Dec. 15 at 11 a.m. or 3 p.m.
at the Matthews Opera House
in Spearfish. Cost is $12.50
per person. Reservations are required. Call Matthews Opera
House at 642-7973 to make reservations.
This will be a traditional high tea with
cucumber tea sandwiches, chicken salad tea sandwiches; scones
with lemon curd and clotted cream; and an array
of special sweets. Tables seating four will be set with
linens, fine china and silver specially set by various women in the
community. It is an elegant and quiet time out of your busy
schedule for a special treat. You can purchase your own table of
four or just call and make your reservation.
event is a fundraiser for Matthews Opera House with
proceeds going to the continuing renovations.
Minutes of the NCA Self-study committee - Top
of the NCA Self-study Committee meeting Monday, Dec. 10 at 3 p.m. in
were Earley, J. Johnson, K. Johnson, Dar, Schurrer, D. Wessel,
Downing, A. Hemmingson. Absent:
Cook, Haislett, Heidrich, Fuqua, Keller, Schamber.
of financial resources and fiscal management. Most of the discussion
was led by K. Johnson as she described the resources available from
the state and external funding. She also explained the role of
tuition, incentive funding. Finally the committee reviewed the
management of the resources. The chair told those present to send
any corrections or additions to him.
chair stated that the president wanted to have a polished draft
ready by March 1, 2002. This draft would be finished and sent to
North Central in July of 2002. The visiting team would come in
October 2002. The chair also said that he would meet with any group
that was interested in hearing about the self-study.
chair asked the committee members to send him their possible meeting
times for next semester as we may have to move the meeting time to
another day. Next semester the committee will look at the criterion
3 - are we delivering what we describe as our institution, criterion
4 - will we be able to continue our mission in the future, and
criterion 5 - integrity. The chair thanked everyone for their hard
work over the past year and a half.
Minutes of the University Assessment
Committee - Top
of the University Assessment Committee Dec. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in
Woodburn Conference Room 1.
Earley, Schamber, J. Miller, Olson, Siewert, Valades, Altmyer,
Calhoon, Pearce, L. Turner, D. Myers. Absent: Cook, Haislett.
on draft of how to write an annual report and rubric for evaluating
reports. At the end of
the meeting Schamber and Pearce agreed to use the Mankato State form
and adapt it for BHSU. The
new proposal should be ready in January.
considered the following reports:
- agreed to return to department for rewrite.
- accepted with comments to be sent to writer.
- tabled until chair can ask about comments made in the report.
- accepted with comments.
next meeting will be in January.
Minutes of the CSA council meeting -
The CSA Council met at the Student Union room
221, Nov. 13, 2001.
President Jeanne Hanson called the meeting to
order. Those present
were Deatta Chapel, Krista L. Schroeder, Linda Allbee,
Carolyn Skallerud, Cheryl Leahy, Ginny Sunding, Lynette Long,
Jeanne Hanson and Becky Haak.
Becky Haak read the minutes from the Oct. 9th
meeting. Carolyn Skallerud moved to accept and Lynnette Long
seconded, motion carried.
Lynette Long gave the treasurer's report: Becky
to accept as read, Cheri Leahy seconded, motion carried
Ginny Sunding reported she has two welcome bags to
Ginny Sunding gave an abbreviated report on a
Strategic Planning meeting (hard copy available).
Safety and Facilities: no report
Deatta Chapel reported the new CSA council members for
a two-year term are Joanne Wilkening for Woodburn Hall,
Sherri Adams and Lynn Fox for Facilities Services, and
Colleen Gustafson for Cook, Jonas and
Nauman will fulfill Sherry Albert's remaining one-year term for
A “thank-you” note from Becky Haak was
Cheri Leahy reported Relay for Life did a
participant survey and it will be held in September 2002.
Jeanne Hanson gave an abbreviated report on BOR
CSA meeting held in September in Pierre. (hard copy available)
Becky Haak made a motion to change our CSA
Council meeting time to 9:30 a.m. the 2nd Thursday of
each month to accommodate some of the new council members, Cheri
Leahy seconded, motion carried.
There has been a change in the campus food
Hanson indicated that we may need to serve only foods prepared on campus by food
service. Krista Schroeder
will follow- up on this issue.
Carolyn Skallerud made a motion to adjourn and
Deatta Chapel seconded, motion carried.
Our next meeting will be held at Pangburn Hall,
Little dining room, Thursday, Dec. 13 at 9:30 a.m.
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. 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.
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