Volume XXV No. 7 Feb. 16, 2001
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CSA position open - Top
Career Service position is open
additional information, please review the announcement bulletin or
contact the personnel office.
Resignation - Top
Evers, salad maker, Dining Services
nominated for poetry prize
Scott Simpson, was recently nominated for a Pushcart Prize in poetry
by Jana Harris, editor of Switched-on Gutenberg (published by
the University of Washington).
year, the Pushcart anthology includes the best fiction and poetry of
the small presses. Simpson was nominated for the 26th edition,
specifically for his poem Americo, which appears in Switched-on
Gutenberg, Volume 5 Number 1: Cartography-- How Far Have We Come?
Where Are We Going?
Pushcart Anthology has been described as "the single best
measure of the state of affairs in American literature today"
by the New York Times Book Review. "Those who despair of finding good writing in mass media
need look no further than the Pushcart Prize," according to Booklist.
"This book is essential," says Library Journal.
News media picks up BHSU tuition in basketball
tuition shoot out at half time of the Black Hills State men’s home
basketball games continues to make the news as FOX Radio Sports
Network, Feb. 8, USA Today, Feb. 7, and the Chronicle of
Higher Education, Feb. 2, featured stories about the event.
local media first picked up the story but it quickly spread across
the country to sports news networks and national newspapers who
began contacting the university for film footage and interviews with
the hot-shooting students.
story developed when two BHSU students demonstrated their composure
and skill in late December by scoring baskets to win a semester’s
tuition during the half-time Ballroom Blitz Shootout sponsored by
Rushmore State Bank and Trust. What was unusual about the contest
was that the one-in-a-hundred odds of successfully completing the
task happened on back-to-back nights.
shootout, sponsored by the Spearfish bank, challenges BH students to
shoot for a semester’s worth of in-state tuition (12 semester
hours at $60.40 an hour or $725) by making four shots:
a lay-up, a free throw, a three-point goal and a half-court
shot all within 25 seconds. Students are given tickets as they enter
the game and ticket numbers are randomly drawn to select the
pressure of the crowd, a time limit, and making all the shots
didn’t faze Levi Ellsbury, a 19-year-old sophomore from Sundance,
Wyo., as he went four-for-four Friday night during the Perkins
Classic basketball tournament.
told the Chronicle of Higher Education, “It all happened so
fast; it was pretty crazy. When I hit the thee-pointer, the whole
gym stood up. When I hit the half-court [shot], the place pretty
|“Anything you can do, I can do better”
… or so it seems as Levi Ellsbury, left, and Blakelee
Binning faced off in a shoot-out contest during half time at a
Black Hills State basketball game to win a semester’s
tuition. Ellsbury had a hot hand on a cold Friday evening in
December as he made four consecutive baskets to win the
tuition prize. The following evening, nearly duplicating
Ellsbury’s sensational shooting exhibition, Binning sank
three out four shots before she banked in a three pointer as
time expired to finish in the money.
to be outdone Saturday night, Blakelee Binning, a 21-year-old junior
from Torrington, Wyo., and Yellow Jacket volleyball star, hit four
out of five attempts in the allotted time limit to cash in. Not only
is she paying her way through college on a partial volleyball
scholarship, but she’s now helping pay her way by utilizing her
basketball talents, too.
told USA Today that her parents were surprised she beat the
odds, but friends accepted the accomplishment and then would ask her
when was she going to take them out?
the season winding down, hot shooting BH students continue to have
an opportunity to lighten their college expenses by shooting buckets
for bucks. Several have tried to duplicate the feat and some have
come close, but none have succeeded. Time is running out for the
rest of the student body as only two home games remain in the
BHSU theatre to present musical
BHSU theatre department will present “Tintypes” by Mary Kyte
with Mel Marvin and Gary Pearle Feb. 22, 23, 24 at 8 p.m., and at
2:30 p.m. on Feb. 25 in Woodburn Auditorium.
setting for this play is pre-World War I America. Like Ragtime,
this nostalgic but thrillingly subversive revue takes us back to
turn of the century America, when the innocent, slower-paced days of
ice cream socials and hoop skirts are giving way to a bustling world
of automobiles, electricity and
telephone; where American optimism and ingenuity run high in leaders
like J. P. Morgan, Thomas Edison and Henry Ford. It is also a time
of growing social turmoil, as increased immigration begins to change
the cultural and ethnic makeup of the nation.
desiring to purchase tickets for this play may do so by calling
642-6171 beginning Monday the week of the play.
of the Feb. 21 CSA meeting - Top
CSA Council Agenda: Feb. 13, 2001
Present: Nancy Shuck, Jeanne Hanson, Carolyn
Skallerud, Lynette Long, Cheri Leahy, Deatta Chapel, Krista
Schroeder, Myron Sullivan, Linda Allbee, Ginny Sunding and Becky
Call Meeting to Order: Jeanne Hanson
Minutes of last meeting:
or corrections: Minutes from last months meeting were not available.
Treasurer’s Report: Report was given by Treasurer
Planning: Ginny Sunding
reported on two Strategic Planning meetings (hard copy of minutes is
& Facilities: Cheri
Leahy reported that a meeting was not held.
Cheri Leahy and Jeanne Hanson reported that we served 30 to
35 and the winter social was a success.
Jeanne will send thank you notes to Tim Johnston, Dr.
Flickema and athletics.
Bags : Ginny Sunding /Deatta
Chapel reported they were running low on supplies and they had one
welcome bag to deliver.
Food Drive: Ginny Sunding reported cash gifts had been delivered to
Campus Ministries but the food drive itself had not been successful.
We decided to leave the boxes out year-round and up date the
wrapping paper and the posted signs.
for CSA Recognition Luncheon: Ginny Sunding reported the multi
purpose was not available or Dr. Flickema was not available on the
dates we prefer. We asked her to check on some Wednesdays and report
back next month.
application information: Cheri
Leahy reported that we can get our scholarship criteria to the
colleges on campus and the scholarship committees will make
recommendations. Ginny Sunding made a motion that we do so and Nancy Shuck
Cancer Society Daffodil Days - Carol Armbrust/Faraz Farrokhi: Carol
Armbrust representing the American Cancer Society gave a
presentation on “Daffodil Days.”
Cheri Leahy made a motion that we pre-sell a bundle of
Daffodils at 10 for $10 or $1 each. Orders are to be reported to Cheri
at 6145 by
Feb. 21 at 4 p.m. Lynnette
seconded the motion.
CSA Council in April: Jean reported she does believe in taking an
active role and will have more next month.
Myron reported on SDSEO and how pleased he was with the
pro-CSA legislators and he encouraged us to join SDSEO and added
that they meet the last Tuesday of each month at 7 p.m. in the
Logo Design: Jeanne asked that we consider a CSA logo design for our
stationary. If we know
of anyone creative who might want to help we are open to
Becky Haak made a motion to adjourn and Deatta Chapel
seconded it. Our next meeting is March 13, 2001.
of the NCA Self-Study Committee meeting
of NCA Self-Study Committee meeting Tuesday, Feb. 13 at 3:30 p.m. in
Woodburn Conference Room 1.
Earley, D. Wessel, Lin, Keller, Schamber, Cook, A. Hemmingson,
Card, Downing, J. Johnson, Heidrich, Kloppel, B.Silva. Absent:
Haislett, K. Johnson, Godsell, Lefler.
reported that he had rewritten part of the Criterion 1 chapter and
would send it to committee after all of the chapters were in.
asked if all had received Criterion 2 and the Strand memo- some
reported that they had not received it due to the system shut down.
Chair advised he would resend the document after revisions.
presented Criterion 2- chair asked for committee members to send in
editorial corrections to him- The committee proceeded to discuss the
report - issues
Whether Graduate Council should be included as a part of the
governance- it was pointed out that the graduate council is listed
under the VPAA - unlike the faculty senate.
Chair said he would talk to the President about this issue
Number of faculty- chair pointed out that criterion 1 mentions 136
fte faculty- criterion 2 lists 105-
Chair hopes to visit with the President and unravel this.
Student to faculty ratio-
data confirms that we have a heavier load systemwide-
discussion followed- suggestion was made that the other schools
having teaching assistants be included.
Teaching learning resources- Downing agreed to rewrite
paragraph 2 - page 16 to talk about the science lab and facilities
Library- waiting on report from Dr. Erickson
Funding and salaries- data demonstrates that our funding is
considerably lower than that of other institutions in the system
Ellsworth Campus- discussion of how to incorporate concerns of
Ellsworth into criterion 2
Strengths, concerns, recommendations
was raised that there are more concerns than strengths
was raised about concerns dealing with system wide issues as
opposed to local issues
can demonstrate we are doing something with the latter, but not
necessarily the former
Grants - does a section on grants belong in this chapter?
Wessel commented that he felt that GIR 17 - enrollment
management might need more adequate coverage in this or another
Hemmingson agreed to send a statement in regard to the computer
wishes to thank taskforces on Criteria 1 and 2 for their hard and
Cook reported that Criterion 3 was being written and the taskforce
would be ready to report on March 13.
Committee agreed that the next meeting would be March 13 in
Woodburn Conference Room 1 at 3:30 p.m.
Improvement Committee funds available - Top
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.
Any 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
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.
for grant funding will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis.
The deadline for submission will be the third Tuesday of each month;
a decision will be made as soon as practicable on each proposal.
The original plus 10 copies of the proposals should be
submitted to the grants and special projects office, 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
research funds available
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
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 spring of 2002. Apply now. The deadline is March 2, 2001.
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.
The research committee will not provide salary.
The committee may approve payment to student or non-student research
assistants. Deliver the original plus ten copies of your proposal to
the grants office in Woodburn 218 or Dr. Farrokhi’s office in
Grants opportunities announced - Top
are the program materials received Feb. 1-14 in the grants office in
Woodburn 218. For copies of the information, contact our office at
642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
Computer Science, Engineering, and Mathematics Scholarships (CSEMS).
program supports scholarships for academically talented, financially
needy students, enabling them to enter the high technology workforce
following completion of an associate, baccalaureate, or graduate- level degree in computer science, computer technology, engineering,
engineering technology, or mathematics.
Academic institutions apply for awards to support scholarship
activities, and are responsible for selecting scholarship
recipients. Letter of
intent due date(s) (optional):
March 15, 2001; full proposal deadline(s):
May 1, 2001.
U.S. Department of Agriculture. Higher
Education Challenge Grants Program is designed 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.
Approximately $4,070,000 in funding is available.
Deadline March 5, 2001.
Endowment for the Arts. Offering
Literature Fellowships in prose (fiction and creative nonfiction)
and poetry to published creative writers of exceptional talent.
Applicants must be citizens or permanent residents of the
United States. Fellowships
are $20,000. Creative
writing fellowships: nonfiction due March 12, poetry due March 11;
translation projects: prose due March 12, poetry due March 11.
Systemic Initiatives in Science, Mathematics, and Technology
Education (RSI). Leadership Development for Master Teachers.
Proposals may be submitted only by institutions of higher
education, or non-profit or governmental organizations, including
school districts, on behalf of consortia of school districts and
communities representing the educational interests of their students
in eligible regions. Full
proposal deadline(s): May 1, 2001.
Center for Environmental Research.
Research to Anticipate Future Environmental Issues.
Scope of research includes three parts: 1) exploratory
research on nonotechnology; 2) futures research in natural sciences;
3) futures research in socio-economics.
The award range for part 1 is $100,000 to $150,000/year for
up to three years; for parts 2 and 3 is $75,000 to $125,000/year for
up to two years. Part 1
due June 18; parts 2 and 3 due July 11.
Science Foundation. Advance Program:
Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in
Academic Science and Engineering Careers.
Awards vary. Letters
of intent due April 2 for Institutional Transformation Proposals,
Leadership Proposals; May 16 for Fellows Proposals.
Full proposals due May 8 for Institutional Transformation
Proposals and Leadership Proposals; Fellows Proposals due by
directorate Aug. 21-24.
This week at BHSU
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Men's and women's basketball games
vs. Jamestown College, 6 and 8 p.m., Young Center
Legislative Crackerbarrel, 10:30 a.m.,
Chamber of Commerce office
Pre-game tip off social, 4-5:15 p.m.,
Stadium Sports Grill
Men's and women's basketball games
vs. University of Mary, 6 and 8 p.m., Young Center
Graduate Council meeting, 3:30
p.m., Jonas 309
Faculty Senate meeting, 3:15 p.m.,
Your Winning Resume" workshop, 5-6 p.m., BHSU Career
Green and Gold luncheon, Millstone, noon
- "Tintypes," 8 p.m., Woodburn Auditorium
and field DAC-10 indoor championships, Young Center
8 p.m., Woodburn Auditorium
and field DAC-10 indoor championships, Young Center
"Tintypes," 8 p.m., Woodburn Auditorium