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veterinarian corps prepares to fight potential bioterrorism attack - Top
Dr. Daniel Farrington, Spearfish, organized and
conducted a recent two-day health emergency training course for 30 South
Dakota veterinarians dealing with animal diseases and the threat of
The effort was related to Gov. Janklow’s
Anti-terrorism Action Plan for South Dakota designed to provide adequate
state personnel to prepare and respond to emergency events.
The presentation was approved by the South Dakota
Animal Industry Board and the state veterinarian’s office in Pierre
headed by Dr. Sam Holland, state veterinarian. Practitioners studied
foreign animal diseases, threats of bioterrorism and emergencies
involving animal health and food safety. They also reviewed state and
federal animal health emergency and foot-and-mouth disease contingency
One of the key presenters was Dr. Richard French
from the University of Connecticut who spoke on cattle, equine, sheep
and poultry diseases as well as the West Nile Virus.
The veterinarians will form a South Dakota Reserve
Veterinary Officer Corps and will be subject to immediate call-up by the
South Dakota Animal Industry Board in the event of an animal-health
Dr. Holland said, “This training was an
first and successful step in preparing
the state to combat any threat to South
Dakota’s livestock industry or food safety or animal health crisis.”
The initial training session will be followed by a
series of training courses related to animal health emergencies plans.
Practicing veterinarians are a key component in dealing with any animal
health emergency issues that may threaten South Dakota’s animal
Funding for the project was provided by an
emergency preparedness grant from the United States Department of
Dr. Holland said, “South Dakota is the first
state to establish such a reserve corps. It seems like a logical way to
greatly expand our response capabilities without creating added state
costs and bureaucracy.”
Farrington, who currently serves as Black Hills State
University director of grants and special service, spent six weeks in
the United Kingdom this spring as a consultant in the campaign to
eradicate foot-and-mouth disease. The veterinary microbiologist is an
emergency veterinary medical officer with the United States Department
of Agriculture (USDA). He is also a member of a Black Hills State
University response team formed to react to disease and bioterrorism
threats should they arise on campus or in the immediate area.
payment and registration set at Black Hills State - Top
Hills State University is getting ready for the spring 2002
semester. Students who have not yet registered for classes
will have an opportunity to do so Jan. 9 from 8
a.m. to noon in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student
Union Market Place. Classes
begin Jan. 10 at BHSU.
Students who have already
registered for classes will not need to re-register; however,
students must either check in during the fee payment and
financial aid disbursement time or return with payment the
enrollment verification card mailed to them. This form
affirms that students will be attending classes this
semester. Students who have
not paid and returned the enrollment verification card should
check-in according to the schedule
available on the BHSU web
Students may register for evening
classes and make changes in class registration through the drop/add
process in the Student Union Market Place Jan. 9-11 between 8 a.m.
and 4 p.m. After Jan. 11, registration and drop/add will move to
Woodburn Hall room 104 from 7 a.m.- 4 p.m. The
last day to drop a non-block course with a refund is Jan. 18.
Students must pay or make financial
arrangements before 5 p.m. Jan. 11 or a late payment fee of $25 will
be assessed. Classes will be released for students who have not
returned the enrollment verification card or checked in by Friday,
Jan. 11 at 5 p.m.
Jan. 8, students may purchase books
the University Bookstore. Students are encouraged to bring their
class schedule with course section numbers to determine which books
students who have pre-registered for classes are automatically
assigned an email/Internet account. To activate the account,
students must sign a form accepting responsibility for the account.
Forms are available at the Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
Students can move in to the residence halls Monday, Jan. 7 at noon.
Students with an ID card from last semester will be
activated with enrollment. Students can replace lost ID cards at the
debit card office in Woodburn Hall room 214. Replacement IDs cost
First-time borrowers and transfer students must complete loan counseling
before receiving their student-loan check. Loan counseling is
available on the BHSU homepage at <http://www.bhsu.edu>.
Click on prospective
students then enrollment/financial aid then entrance counseling for
Stafford Loan and/or Perkins Loan.
Instructions will guide students through the
counseling session. At the end of the session, print the signature
page, complete it and take the form to financial aid in the
enrollment center, Woodburn Hall room 104.
For more information contact the
BHSU enrollment center at 642-6343.
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
business, social sciences and humanities. The next application deadline is
Jan. 18 at 2 p.m.
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 opportunities announced -
Below are the program materials received Dec.
20-Jan. 2 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.
National Endowment for the Arts.
Challenge America Fast Track Grants to foster arts
education and community-wide public outreach initiatives in
rural or underserved areas and to engage artists, arts
organizations, and American communities in partnership to make
the arts central to community life.
Positive Alternatives for Youth applications are due Feb. 1; Community
Arts Development applications are due May 1.
The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.
Offering the Humanities Program and the Research
Library Program. There
are no application deadlines for these programs; inquiries are
reviewed on an ongoing basis.
The Association for Institutional
Institutional Research in Postsecondary Educational institutions
funding support for research in the area of postsecondary
education promising an innovative contribution on a national
level. Due Jan. 15.
National Science Foundation. Research on Learning and Education. Preliminary proposals due March 1 and Sept. 1; formal
proposals due June 1 and Dec. 1.
- The Graphic Arts Education and Research Foundation.
Grants for graphic communications projects.
Due May 30.
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