Volume XXVI No. 15 April
items to Campus Currents - Top
The Campus Currents is distributed every Friday.
To submit an item send it to Campus Currents, Unit 9512 or by
e-mail to Campus
Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
Reception will honor retiring
faculty and staff and employee awards recipients - Top
A BHSU employee reception is set for Tuesday, April
30 from 2-4 p.m. in the Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. This reception is designed to recognize the distinguished
faculty member, retiring faculty and staff, longevity pin recipients, and those
employees receiving awards. The
award presentation will begin at 2:30 p.m.
BHSU student to present paper at regional conference - Top
Lee Howard, a senior English major from Rapid City,
will present an individual paper at the Great Plains Political Science
and Public Affairs Association Conference hosted by North Dakota State
University, Fargo, N.D. April 14.
His paper titled “In the Face of Genocide: The
United States and Mass Murder in Rwanda” will be part of a session
“Political Violence” chaired by Dr. Delmer
Lonowski of South Dakota State University.
Other panelists include professors from North Dakota State
University and University of Minnesota at Morris.
Howard’s paper was originally written for a BHSU course on
diplomatic history offered by Dr. Ahrar Ahmad, associate professor in
the College of Arts and Sciences.
will be recognized with writing awards - Top
BHSU students who placed in the third annual BHSU
Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Writing contest will be
recognized at an awards ceremony Monday, April 22 at 7 p.m. in the
Ruddell Gallery in the BHSU Yellow Jacket Student Union.
Guest speaker at the ceremony will be Lisa Norris,
author of Toy Guns: Stories, winner of the 1999 Willa Cather
prize for fiction. The
awards ceremony is open to the public and will include readings of
excerpts from the winning essays. Reception and book signing for Norris
The following students will be honored for their
Awards for essays written in English composition
courses - first place, Jennifer Barnhardt, a freshman political science
major from Rapid City, “Liberty
and Justice for All?” written for Dr. David Cremean, English 201;
first runner-up, Greg Bischoff, a sophomore English major from Belle
Fourche, “Extinction: The Case Against Materialistic Society”
written for Dr. Christine Shearer-Cremean, English 101; second
runner-up, Judith L. Novak, a sophomore English major from Spearfish,
“Searching for Life: A Man’s Quest for Identity, Purpose,
and Faith in Walker Percy’s The Moviegoer”
written for Dr. David Salomon, English 201.
Awards for essays written in non-English
composition courses: first place, Nathan E. Milos, a senior English
major from Lead, “Orwell’s Down and Out in Paris and London: A
Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Underworld” written for Dr. David Salomon,
humanities 494: heaven and hell seminar; first runner-up, Heather K.
Hansen, a senior English major from Rapid City, “The Impossible Dream:
Women, Freedom, and Imagination in Chopin’s ‘Story of an Hour’”
written for Dr. R.D. Theisz, English 484, literary criticism; second
runner-up, Scottie Bruch, a senior education major from Whitewood,
“Langston Hughes: African American Pride” written for Dr. Amy Fuqua,
English 342: American literature 2.
A special thanks goes to retired professors Stewart
and Wanda Bellman, professor Bill Bogard, and Applebee’s of Spearfish
for providing this year’s funding. The Undergraduate Writing Awards
Committee: Dr. David A. Salomon, Dr. Christine Shearer-Cremean, Dr. Amy
Fuqua, Dr. Timothy Martinez, and Dr. Timothy Steckline.
center COW grazes throughout states - Top
Stanelle, director of student development, has developed a program,
Careers on Wheels (COW), that has proven to be quite popular throughout
western South Dakota and eastern Wyoming. COW is a career-center initiative in taking career programs
to high schools throughout the area upon their request.
The new program, formally titled, “The Art and
Science of Building a Career” has been presented at 17 schools this
spring semester to over 1,400 students.
South Dakota presentations have been at Belle Fourche, Colome,
Lead-Deadwood, Lemmon, McLaughlin, Mission, Rapid City Central, Wakpala,
Wall and Wanblee. Wyoming
include Guernsey, Lusk, Moorcroft,
Torrington/Goshen County and Sundance.
The program features two parts. The first presents students with a picture of the personal
habits and characteristics needed to be successful in a career.
It emphasizes the common characteristics found among successful
people, no matter what field they choose to pursue as a career.
The second part of the program discusses the process
and methods students can use to help find a career direction among the
myriad of choices. This
part attempts to take the theoretical and turn it into a practical plan. Chris, a senior at Torrington, Wyo., stated afterwards, “
That’s the best program I’ve ever heard!”
concerts scheduled - Top
The Black Hills State University music department will host two concerts
The concert choir and concert band will present a spring concert
Sunday, April 21 in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union
Jacket Legacy Room at 2:30 p.m. The concert will feature several student
The Dakota Chamber Orchestra (Black Hills State University/Community
string ensemble) will present a concert Tuesday, April 23 in the Student
Union Jacket Legacy Room at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra concert will feature
Cozort recognized with Spirit of
Excellence at Work Award - Top
Spirit of Excellence at Work Award this week goes to Dr. Larry Cozort
and his accounting students in the VITA program (Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance) who have completed over 250 tax returns for community
residents this tax season. These free services are provided for senior citizens, students
and community residents who can not afford a professional tax preparer. Cozort
commended for working all
weekends since Feb. assisting these taxpayers, doing the most difficult
returns himself, supervising the students, and reviewing all returns.
This award 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
students spend spring break building houses - Top
students and staff recently participated in a Habitat for Humanity program designed to build new homes,
new hope and new lives.
students and two staff members from BHSU spent their spring break week
in Norman, Okla., building houses through Habitat for Humanity’s
Collegiate Challenge program. The students worked with the Cleveland
County Habitat for Humanity during the week of March 10th to
build and restore two homes.
signed up for the collegiate challenge trip initially, I just wanted to
get away for spring break,” said Wendy Jones, a freshman
elementary-education major from Plankinton.
“Once I got to the work site and met the family that would be
living in the home we were working on, I realized this was more than
that. This was a home for someone with an unfortunate history…and I
helped build it!”
students participating were Erica Littlewolf, a sophomore psychology and
American Indian Studies major from Busby, Mont.; Kara Anseth, a junior education major from
Mandan, N.D.; Wendy Jones, a freshman web administration major from
Olson, a freshman technology education major from Rapid City; Jessica Shaffer, a
junior psychology major from Gregory, and Sarah Veskrna, a freshman
elementary education major from Gregory.
Heather Johnson and Sarah Chase, BHSU career counselors,
accompanied the group.
In addition to donating their time and energy to help build
houses, the group spent numerous hours fundraising more than $1,000 to
defer travel costs and to donate to Habitat for Humanity to help cover
the costs of building supplies.
trip was coordinated through the BHSU Career Center.
Participants in the trip joined more than 10,000 other students
from over 450 colleges, universities, and high schools who construct
homes for eligible families in an effort to eliminate poverty housing
from the world. The
homeowners work alongside the volunteers to construct their houses.
By participating in Collegiate Challenge, the
students are helping themselves and the local community. The program
gives students the opportunity to learn new skills, assist families in
need and have the experience of a lifetime.
Contact Paul Kopco for help with web
pages - Top
Staff members who have responsibility for their department or
organization web page should contact web master Paul Kopco for
assistance updating or maintaining pages. Contact Kopco by phone at
6503 or by email at email@example.com
for an appointment. He will set a time to meet
individually to work through any web-page difficulties.
He has also placed a link to a number of FrontPage tutorials online
Kevin Whirlwind Horse
Memorial Run/Walk April 20 at BHSU - Top
The 18th annual Kevin Whirlwind
Horse Memorial Run/Walk is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at
Black Hills State University’s Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness
Center. The event is held in conjunction with the Lakota Omniciye
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. in the Young
Center. The registration fee is $10 and includes a commemorative
T-shirt. All proceeds go to the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial
Scholarship Fund. Awards and scholarships will be presented at the
end of the race.
There are events for anyone who wishes to
participate, starting with the quarter- and half-mile runs at 10:30
a.m. Other events include kid’s races and the one-mile
non-competitive walk for all ages.
The one-mile race and the 5-K and 10-K fun runs
will close out the events, after which a $500 scholarship will be
presented to an American Indian sophomore who demonstrates
outstanding academic ability and leadership skills. Great
participation in the
fundraising event may allow the scholarship
committee to present three scholarships this year.
The annual fund-raising event is held to honor
the memory of Kevin Whirlwind Horse, a BHSU student who was killed
in an automobile accident in 1984. Fellow classmate Marla Herman
organized the run and the Whirlwind Horse family established the
scholarship the spring after the accident. The event has been held
annually ever since.
Last year’s run was a success with more than
100 runners participating. The scholarship went to Erica Littlewolf,
a BHSU sophomore from Busby, Mont., majoring in psychology. Mae
Whirlwind Horse, Kevin’s mother, and Kevin Whirlwind Horse Jr.,
Kevin’s son, presented the award.
For more information or applications, entry
forms, or donations, see the website
or contact: Deatta Chapel, Black Hills State University, Student
Support Services, 1200 University, USB 9020, Spearfish, SD,
57799-9020, or call 642-6294.
BHSU celebrates Indian Awareness Week - Top
Several speakers will visit Black Hills State
University April 16-19, 2002, in recognition of Indian Awareness
Week. This year’s event, “Celebrating American Indian
Culture,” is sponsored by the Center for Indian Studies and Lakota
Omniciye with a Speakers Bureau Grant from the South Dakota
Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the
The first speaker will be Albert White Hat from
Rosebud presenting a traditional point of view based on Lakota
language and culture from an oral history perspective. He will speak
on Tuesday, April 16, at 12:30 p.m. in Jonas Academic Hall room 109
and again at 7 p.m. in room 305.
Donovan Sprague from Rapid City will speak
April 17. His presentation “Crazy Horse and
the Lakota” will be held in the Student Union
Yellow Jacket Legacy room at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m.
Claudia Iron Hawk from Wounded Knee will
present “Massacre at Wounded Knee” Thursday, April 18. The early
speech will be at 2 p.m. in the Student Union Legacy Room, and the
second speech will be at 7 p.m. in Jonas 304.
Bill O’Donnell will round out the week with
“Exploring Indian Country-Rock Art and What to Look For” on
Friday. He will speak at 11 a.m. in Student Union room 220.
Persons with disabilities requesting accommodations for
these events should contact John Mills at (605) 642-6578 at least 48
hours prior the event.
Dunn Award presented to BHSU senior - Top
Missy Urbaniak, a
Black Hills State University senior from Sturgis, received the Irene
Dunn Award from the Region VIII American Association on Mental
association accepts nominations for the award from select students
in South Dakota, North Dakota, Minnesota, Nebraska, Iowa, and
Manitoba, Canada. The award recognizes a student who shows great
promise for growth and performance in the area of mental
retardation. Urbaniak was selected for her leadership in the student
chapter of American Association on Mental Retardation/Student
Council for Exceptional Children (AAMR/SCEC) for the past three
years. The talented elementary education/special education major has
served as secretary, vice president, and president of the group. She
organized numerous community activities for consumers from the
Northern Hills Training Center. She helped coordinate conferences
and arranged for Disability Awareness Week and Life’s Changes Week
on the BHSU campus.
“She is always one of the first to volunteer for any community
project or class activity,” said Dr. Patricia Fallbeck, student
|Missy Urbaniak, Sturgis, received a plaque in
recognition of her leadership and service through the Black
Hills State University student chapter of American Association
on Mental Retardation. The Region VIII American Association on
Mental Retardation recently presented the Irene Dunn Award to
“Missy contributes positive ideas and is always
alert to the needs and feelings of people with disabilities. Her
sense of responsibility and her dedication have made her a real
leader on our campus.”
senior consults for Washington D.C. geology research group - Top
Trips to Hawaii and Peru, presenting research
papers at prestigious conferences and serving as a paid consultant
with a scientific research group are activities normally associated
with being a research scientist, but for Shawn McColley, a senior
environmental physical science major at Black Hills State, these
opportunities are just part of his undergraduate studies.
McColley, a 1989 graduate of Custer High
School, recently coauthored a paper presented at the Lunar and
Planetary Science Conference in Houston, Texas. The paper titled
“MOLA (Mars Orbiting Laser Altimeter) Constraints on Lava Flow
Rheologies” is a study of topographic variations of lava flows on
The BH senior was hired by a planetary geology
group know as Proxemy Research Inc. in the Washington, D.C., area.
His work, in collaboration with Dr. Lori Glaze and Dr. Steve Baloga,
resulted in the research paper. Their research involved the study of
the shapes and composition of lava flows on Mars using
high-resolution topographic data from the Mars Orbiter Laser
It was a physical geology class at BHSU taught
by Dr. Steve Anderson that piqued McColley’s curiosity in geology
and the volcanic process. His interest and hard work led to a
research trip to work on basalt lava flows with Anderson at Kilauea
volcano in Hawaii last year. It was there that he made contact with planetary
scientist Dr. Ellen Stofan of the Jet Propulsion Laboratory
and Baloga with Proxemy Inc. He was hired last summer by Proxemy to
analyze data from MOLA and is continuing his research during the
“I’m working with topographic data from the
Mars Global Survey Orbiter reconstructing lava flows and volcanic
features associated with the flows,” McColley said. “The main
goal is to utilize the data collected by the Mars Global
Surveyor and to determine if the flows on Mars
act as they do here on Earth and to make some comparisons, which is
a difficult thing to do.”
The BH senior could graduate next December but
has decided to stay an extra semester, carry a lighter academic
load, and continue his research work with Proxemy Research. Also,
there is more graduate scholarship money available if he waits until
the fall semester to begin work on a master’s degree.
“I always wanted to have more time to work on
these projects, but during school it’s difficult to balance this
(research) with a heavy class load and family responsibilities,”
said McColley. “I’m hoping that it works out so I can dedicate
time to this (research). My scientific writing also needs a brush
His writing, however, seems to be sharp, as he
coauthored another paper on his work that was presented last
December at the American Geophysical Union meeting in San Francisco.
With the help of a BHSU Nelson Summer Research
Scholarship, the 30-year-old BH student recently spent some time at
Arizona State University. He was conducting modeling experiments of
lava flows and will be writing a paper on his findings.
“It’s wax works (using polyethylene glycol)
in a lab modeling lava flows and attempting to determine what goes
on in the inside of a lava flow as it travels. We’ve been able to
acquire a lot of qualitative data, but we have not been able to
quantify anything at this point and that’s where we are working
But before he completes his wax modeling
research, he and Anderson will be working with researchers from the
University of Maryland for two weeks in May on the Sabancaya volcano
in Peru. They will be camping at an elevation of 15,000 feet
studying silicic lava flows on the active volcano.
If that isn’t enough to keep him busy,
McColley will spend time this June in Maryland receiving software
training to make models of data that have been collected from the
Global Survey Altimeter.
As for plans after graduation, McColley wants
to attend graduate school and continue his study of geology and
volcanoes. He plans to apply at several institutions, but his first
choice is Arizona State University.
The BH senior believes he has received many
outstanding opportunities at Black Hills State that nurtured his
growth as a student. It was Anderson’s mentorship that has had the
most significant impact.
Likewise, the geology professor has been
impressed with his student’s progress and development.
“He (McColley) is one of the most talented
students I’ve ever had, and has accomplished the most with his
short time here at BH,” Anderson said.
Even though he has been on campus only a few
years, the Custer High School graduate had time to think about and
plan for his future. His initial plan was to attend college and
become a pharmacist, however, after a year of college he decided to
try something different.
Vocational technical training was his next
choice. His parents owned a body shop and with his newly acquired
vocational skills, he returned home to become part of the family business.
He spent the next eight years working at various positions from
helper to manager of the business.
“I saw what it’s like to own a small
business and decided that’s not what I wanted to do,” he said.
“I know it didn’t make them (parents) very happy when I decided
to go back to school, but they are now very supportive. …
They’re really happy the way it’s gone. I got married last June
and Misty has been a big help. … She played an important part in
pushing me to go back.”
Knowing he wanted a four-year college degree
and thinking a major in environmental physical science would be
interesting, he enrolled at BHSU. That led to a class in physical
geology taught by professor Anderson. The BH volcanologist gave him
some scientific geological journals to read and to report back his
thoughts. From that point on, he knew that he wanted to be a
With summer approaching, there are research
projects to complete, new software programs to learn and a research
field trip to South America.
Paraphrasing professor Anderson, McColley said,
“I don’t know where I’m going, but I’m going there fast.”
All humor aside, he does know where he is headed and
with a busy schedule time will pass quickly as he moves on to
BHSU to present musical outreach by James
Hersch - Top
James Hersch, a musician dedicated to a musical
outreach program, will perform at Black Hills State
University April 12 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. in the Student Union
Market Place. BHSU welcomes everyone especially families to attend
this free musical event.
Through music, Hersch hopes to motivate others
to reach out in friendship to those around them and realize that
everybody can make a difference.
He is dedicated to his role in community service.
With eight album credits to his name, a recording and
songbook of children's music, Hersch has developed a style of his
own that crosses into many musical genres.
For more than 19 years Hersch has been writing
and singing songs for audiences nationwide.
In 1994 Hersch formed a musical outreach program known as
Reach. Since then,
Reach has become a favorite among
universities throughout the United States.
In 1997, Hersch's Reach program received the Harry Chapin
Award for Contributions to Humanity.
Hersch has shared his talent and message to
many different venues throughout his career. Whether he is touching
the lives of children in grade schools or singing to adults in
retirement facilities, Hersch enjoys spreading his message to all.
Hersch has a rare mixture of raw musical talent, sensitivity,
and humor that allows him to create songs that will touch the heart
and speak to what is common in all of society.
For more information on the event contact Cory
Kochiyama at 642-6418. Persons
with disabilities, requesting accommodations for this event should
contact him at least 48 hours prior to the start of the event.
annual BHSU teacher job fair is April 19 - Top
Approximately 60 school districts will be
represented at the 2nd Annual Black Hills State
University Teacher Job Fair April 19 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at
Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. The job fair gives beginning and
experienced teachers the opportunity to test the job market.
Designed as the premier teacher-recruiting
event for the tri-state area, the fair includes representatives from
12 states and over 1,000 positions. Students as well as veteran
teachers will have an opportunity to explore career options in the
field of education, and interview
for employment with school district
If you have questions or need information stop
by the career services office located in Student Union. Information
is available regarding interviewing techniques, common interview
questions, resume building, researching the employer, dressing for
success and career-fair tips.
For information contact the BHSU Career Services office
at (605) 642-6277 or email firstname.lastname@example.org/careers.
classes for seniors offered at BHSU - Top
The Center for Business and
Entrepreneurship and Students in Free Enterprise at Black Hills
State University will be hosting two computer workshops for area
“Creating Letters and
Documents” will be held on Friday,
April 19, from 3-6 p.m. in Jonas 205 on the BHSU campus.
The deadline to sign up is Wednesday, April 17. The class is
limited 30 participants.
“Creating a Spreadsheet”
will be held on Saturday, May 4, from 9 a.m.-12 noon.
deadline to sign up is Thursday, May 2. The class is limited to 30
The cost to attend each workshop
is $10. Checks or cash
will be accepted at the door.
Seniors who are interested in
attending either or both workshops may register by calling Lovina
Dodson at the Senior Citizens Center at 642-2827. Attendance is
Mutual Financial will interview at career center - Top
The career center announces an interview
opportunity for BHSU students with Northwestern Mutual Financial in
Rapid City. Mary Houk, company representative, will be on the BHSU
campus Wednesday, April 24.
Northwestern Mutual Financial will be
interviewing graduates and undergraduates for both full time and
summer internships in Rapid City and other Black Hills locations as
financial services Representatives.
NW Mutual, founded in 1854, is recognized for its outstanding
training programs. Interviews are open to any degree area, but
sales, marketing and communication skills are key
requirements of the position.
Applicants will also have some interest and skills in
business and entrepreneurship.
Further information is available at the BHSU Career
Center. Interviews will be in the career center in the lower level
of the Student Union. Interview
times are available on a first-come basis.
To sign up, bring a copy of your resume to the career center
and see Eileen to select an interview time. Students who have not
completed and updated their current resume, should see Heather or
Sarah in the career center as soon as possible.
events will be held in support of Matthews Opera House renovation - Top
events—a comedy workshop and playwriting workshop—are planned at
BHSU as fundraisers for the Matthews Opera House renovation project.
BHSU UP Team Fine Arts Committee present will present comedy improv
with the award-winning group, Mission Improvable, Tuesday, April 16.
This group, from Chicago, will present a workshop at 11 a.m. and a
performance at 7 p.m. in the BHSU Woodburn Auditorium. Both events
are free to students and open to the public for a $3
The workshop will work on developing skills commonly used in theatre.
second event will be a playwriting workshop by Paul Higbee. The event will be free to students and $3
to community members with the proceeds also going to the Matthew's
Opera House renovation project.
This is a two-part event so attendance at both dates is
details on either of these events call Nic Hansen at 642-6418.
Trout family establishes scholarship at BHSU - Top
The Lemoine Trout family and friends have
established a $10,000 scholarship fund at Black Hills State
Known as the Lemoine and Shirley Trout
Scholarship fund, an annual scholarship award will be presented to a
BHSU student athlete participating in track and field from the Rapid
City public school system. If a scholarship candidate is not
available from Rapid City, the second preference is to an athlete
from the Black Hills and a third preference will be given to
athletes from South Dakota and Wyoming. The athletic department at
BHSU will select the scholarship recipient.
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.
Trout, a 1966 graduate of BHSU, died Feb. 7,
2002, following a two-year battle with cancer. He coached track and
football from the time he left college. He was about to
begin his 30th year of coaching. He
coached at McCook and North Platte, Neb., and at Rapid City Central
and Rapid City Stevens high schools.
During the past 14 years his Stevens Raiders
track teams finished in the top five at the state meet 10 times,
were Region 4 champs five times and finished third in the first two
seasons of the Greater Dakota Conference. His girls’ teams at
Stevens also finished in the top five at state 10 times (including
five state titles in a row), were Region 4 champs eight times and
finished first in the GDC the past two seasons.
He was recognized in 2000 by his alma mater
when he was inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame.
Contributions to the scholarship fund can be
made by contacting Steve Meeker, office of institutional
advancement, unit 9506, Spearfish, S.D. 57799 or phone 605 642-6385.
Changes announced for health
benefits - Top
Benefit enrollment dates for FY 2003 are April
29 through May 6. Should
you wish to make changes to your benefits for next fiscal year, you
must re-enroll during those dates.
The benefit plans includes: health insurance,
dental, vision, major injury, hospital indemnity, short-term
disability, life insurance, child care reimbursement, medical
reimbursement, etc. Changes made during this enrollment period will
become effective July 1, 2002.
There will be 11 benefit enrollment meetings
via the DDN Network. BHSU employees may view the sessions at the
BHSU Library, room L020. BHSU employees located in Rapid City or at
EAFB may view the sessions at the South Dakota School of Mines and
Technology in the new classroom building, room 109.
The FY 2003 benefit enrollment meetings are
scheduled for only one-half (1/2) hour this year. This is your
change to have your benefit question answered by the SD Employee
Benefit Plan staff. Dates
and times are shown below.
take note of the following changes of the enrollment process.
Enrollment packets will not be mailed
Enrollment packets will not be automatically
mailed to employees this year as all information is available
online. Employees who
would like to receive a
printed FY 2003 annual enrollment packet need to make the request at
1-800-343-1319 by April 10. Callers
will need to use the following access code - SDBOP (73267) and
social security number when they call. All re-enrollments will be
conducted on-line or via telephone.
There will be 11 benefit enrollment meetings
via the DDN Network. BHSU
employees may view the sessions at the BHSU Library, room L 020.
Rapid City based employees may view the sessions at the South
Dakota School of Mines and Technology in the new Classroom Building
- Room 109.
The meetings are scheduled for only one-half hour this year.
This is your chance to have your benefit questions answered
by the plan staff.
10 a.m. and
10 a.m. and
10 a.m. and
10 a.m. and
10 am and
Plan changes for FY 2003 include:
Health up 5 percent
Retiree Dependent Health up 5 percent
Retiree Health up 10 percent
Vision Care up 5 percent
Incentive - An increased incentive of $50 into a medical spending
account when an employee attends a health screening and completes a
health risk assessment. This is your reward for monitoring your
health. For FY 2002,
the incentive was $25.
Name Brand (newer more expensive)
supply or less
31 - 90 day
Change from PAID Prescriptions to Advance PCS
(Prescription Card Service)
pharmacies from which to choose
order will still be available - employees will need to
service to state employees
will received a new ID card on or about July 1st
will be processed through Advance PCS - not through the health plan.
Co-payments are still to be determined.
process, PCP changes, family status changes, life beneficiary
changes, life amount changes can be made on-line at the BOP web
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 final
application deadline is April 26 -
The faculty-research committee has funds available for the current
fiscal year. The final deadline for ths semester is April 26. 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 final application deadline for this semester is Friday, April
26 at 2 p.m. Twelve copies of the
application should be submitted to the Grants & Special Projects Office,
Woodburn 218, or to Dr. Farrokhi, Chair, Woodburn 314.
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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