Volume XXVI No. 19 May
items to Campus Currents - Top
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To submit an item send it to Campus Currents, Unit 9512 or by
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Currents. Deadline is Thursday at 8 a.m.
to Black Hills State University - Top
Day, secretary, College of Business and Technology
Stahlecker, purchasing assistant, University Support Service
Wermers selected to participate in
cooperative research grant - Top
Wermers, student support services disability services advisor, has
been selected to participate in a four-year cooperative research
grant through Colorado State University.
grant, "Exceeding Expectations," is a model demonstration
grant sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, Office of
Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, to increase access
and retention of
with disabilities in post-secondary institutions.
Wermers will join other selected facilitators from Colorado,
South Dakota, Iowa, Wyoming, and Idaho in designing, testing, and
evaluating training activities for educators, students with
disabilities, and families.
joined the BHSU staff in the fall of 2001. She has a master’s
degree in education from the University of Colorado as well as a
transition specialist certificate from Colorado State
Wolff to present lecture as part of Deadwood
museum program - Top
David Wolff, assistant professor of history at Black Hills State
University, will present a lecture Thursday, May 16 at 7 p.m. in
Deadwood City Hall as a part of the Adams Museum and House program
“The Future Comes to Deadwood.”
At the turn of the last century, Deadwood was
considered ahead of its time by providing residences with amenities
that other frontier communities could only hope to have. Wolff will
present a lecture based on his extensive research discussing
advances in Deadwood and comparing them to other places such as
Leadville, Denver and Aspen, Colo. Going beyond technological
advances, he will also discuss what made a “modern” or
“progressive” city of the west.
Wolff joined the history and social science
faculty in College of Arts and Sciences in 1998. He earned his Ph.D.
in history from Arizona State University in 2000. He has bachelor’s
and master’s degrees in history as well as an undergraduate degree
in pharmacy from the University of Wyoming.
“The Future Comes to Deadwood” is a program
held in conjunction with the upcoming traveling exhibit from the
Smithsonian Institution, “Yesterday’s Tomorrows: Past Visions of
the American Future.” This exhibit will be displayed in the Adams
Museum Sept. 2 through Oct. 4 and explores 19th and 20th
century expectations of things to come, and helps us understand the
values and hopes that propelled this nation forward. For more
information about the program call 578-1928.
completes grants certificate program - Top
Watson, a senior accountant for grants in the BHSU business office,
has completed the recipient track of the grants management
certificate program offered by Management Concepts.
completed four core courses and a minimum of six days of elective
courses to earn the certificate.
successfully completing these courses,
Watson has shown a thorough knowledge of the federal grants process
and the laws and regulations which govern it,” according to Beth
Blazek, executive director of the grants and assistance training
division of Management Concepts.
Watson joined the staff at the BHSU business
commencement is tomorrow - Top
143rd Black Hills State University commencement is scheduled for
Saturday, May 11 at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium of the Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center.
There are 304 candidates
for graduation including 27 master's of science,
nine bachelor's of arts, 181 bachelor's of science, 77
bachelor's of science in education and 10 associate-degree
commencement address will be given by Dr. James Hansen, South Dakota
Board of Regents member. Kent Meyers, 2001 Distinguished Faculty member,
will give the faculty charge to the graduates. Diplomas will be
presented by Dr. Thomas Flickema, BHSU president, and April Meeker, BHSU
retiring faculty members will be formally recognized during the
ceremony. The 2002 Distinguished Faculty Award will be presented to Dr.
Patricia Fallbeck, College of Education professor.
will be provided by the BHSU Brass Ensemble under the direction of
Christopher Hahn, and the Black Hills Singers under the direction of
President Thomas Flickema will host a reception for the graduates and
their families and friends, and BHSU faculty and staff members
immediately following the commencement ceremony. The reception will be
held in the Young Center Field House.
An honors breakfast will be held prior to
graduation at 7:45 a.m. in the Student Union Jacket Legacy room. The cum
laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude graduates will be honored.
Also, the highest-ranking female and male graduates will be recognized.
Anne Baker, a Spanish major from Rapid City, will be honored at the
highest-ranking female graduate and Lennard Hopper, a biology major from
Pierre, will be recognized as the highest-ranking male graduate.
student newspaper among the top in the nation - Top
The scores are in and the results are excellent
for Black Hills State University’s Today newspaper. In two
competitions entered for the spring and fall semesters of 2001, the
college paper placed among the top eight both nationally and in the
Rocky Mountain region.
The American Scholastic Press Association and
the Rocky Mountain Collegiate Media Association sponsor separate
competitions in which the paper competes annually. Both contests
judge design, layout, writing, photography, editing, and overall
quality of the entries. Today, published 14 times a year,
normally places among the top in both contests and continually
increases its standing. The paper is judged according to entries
made from 2001 publications.
The senior staff running the paper was different
for the two semesters. For the spring, the staff was as follows:
advisor, Steve Babbitt; editor-in-chief, Justin Varland, Gregory;
assistant editor, Val Mundlein, Kennebec; photo editor, Antonia
Kucera, Rapid City; assistant photo editor, Mark Norby, Sturgis;
advertising salesman, Tim Toaves, Spearfish; advertising designer,
Justin Varland; and production editor, Allan Carroll, Spearfish. The
staff for the fall was as follows: advisor, Debbie Renner;
editor-in-chief, Antonia Kucera; assistant editor, Heather Murschel,
Spearfish; photo editor, Mark Norby; assistant photo editor, Cory
Pethick, Lead; advertising sales, Tim Toaves; advertising designer,
Charles Lehmann, Black Hawk; and production editor, Justin Varland.
was awarded first place with special merit in the ASPA’s Annual
Review and Contest Awards 2,500-plus enrollment division. It scored
945 points on a 1,000-point system, with content coverage and
creativity pulling in the highest scores. Special merit is given to
a publication that, in the opinion of the judge, is an outstanding
overall example of a scholastic publication in format, content, and
Senior Mark Norby, a veteran member of the
paper, gained individual recognition in the category of
“Outstanding News Photograph” with his picture of KBHU-TV’s
news broadcasting set, published on the front page of the 2001
summer issue. The paper’s judge for the competition commented in
his review letter to the staff that Norby’s photograph was
The judge also recommended that the staff offer
workshops to share their expertise with the community’s schools.
The judge further wrote, “I was extremely impressed with the high
professional quality of the work displayed in your newspaper. The
dedication and commitment of all those involved are evident.
A full list of schools that earned awards in
the ASPA contest is posted at
In the Rocky Mountain competition, Today
usually places high in every category. That was not the case this
year, but not due in any part to a decrease in the quality of the
publication. The paper was placed in the wrong division of
8,000-plus enrollment to compete against schools twice its size.
Even against these odds, Today still placed among the top
eight in the region.
Ad designer Charles Lehmann, sophomore, pulled
ahead of tough competition to win first place in two separate
categories for his full-page bookstore ads. His ad “The Sweet
Smell of Success” that ran in the December 6, 2001, issue won in
the single-ad category. He also won in the ad-campaign category for
the same ad along with the ads in the previous two issues, published
November 1 and 22.
which is part of the mass communications department, looks forward
to entering these and other competitions in the future. Students
interested in volunteering or working for the paper should call the
office at 642-6389.
attend SDSEO delegates meeting - Top
Four BHSU employees and one retiree, all South
Dakota State Employee Organization (SDSEO) members, attended the
House of Delegates meeting in Pierre recently.
Employees Margaret Kleinsasser, Fred Nelson,
Gloria Spitler and Myron Sullivan and retiree Ellen Koan traveled to
Pierre for the meeting. The employees listened to a
forum on state employee issues featuring the
gubernatorial candidates and took part in discussions on resolutions
that will be presented to the Legislature.
For additional information on SDSEO contact any
of these members. SDSEO meetings are held monthly in Spearfish.
College of Arts and Sciences awards scholarships - Top
College of Arts and Sciences at Black Hills State University held a
reception recently honoring scholarship winners for the 2002-2003
were awarded by department, scholarship amount, scholarship name and
the recipients are as follows:
of Fine and Applied Arts
Annette Christensen Memorial
Scholarship, $250 to Adam Lawson, Rapid City; Art Department
Scholarships, $250 to Emily Osborne, Rapid City, and $250 to Jessie
Palczewski, Spearfish; Arts and Humanities Alumni Scholarship, $170
to Adam Lawson; Communications Scholarships, $200 to Ashley Cordell,
Spearfish, $200 to Mark Muniz, Spearfish, $200 to Leah Thomas,
Spearfish, and $200 to Jessie Young, Spearfish; Dorothy Liebe Branch
Scholarship, $350 to Erin Talsma, Spearfish; Grace K. Warring
Scholarship, $500 to June Engler, St. Cloud, Minn.; Kimberly Clark
Memorial Scholarship, $150 to Emily Osborne, and $150 to Jessie
Palczewski; Marion Hicks Memorial Scholarship, $200 to Tara Conlan,
Spearfish, $200 to Lynnette Daum, Newcastle, Wyo., and $300 to Jody
Dirks, Spearfish; Music Performance Scholarship, $200 to Lynette
Daum, $400 to Mathew Dewey, Rapid City, $300 to LaNaya Durland,
Spearfish, $300 to Gregory Glodt, Powell, Wyo., $400 to Benjamin
Herman, Black Hawk, and $200 to Adam Lawson; Northern Hills
Community Band Scholarship, $300 to Ginger Irwin, Green River, Wyo.;
Ron O. Phillips Scholarship, $300 to Amber Heying, Spearfish, $500
to Amanda Mutchler, Sturgis, and $300 to William Kern, Green River,
Wyo.; Bill and Stirling Sage Scholarship, $250 to Lori Jones,
Spearfish; Williams and Ree Scholarship, $1,000 to Andrea Farr,
Spearfish; Seaton Publishing/Black Hills Pioneer Scholarship, $490
to Antonia Kucera, Rapid City; Sunnyside Scholarship, $250 to Cody
Odell, Camp Crook; and the Thomas F. Wheaton Memorial Scholarship,
$250 to Sara Goeden, Pierre.
and Social Science Department Scholarships-Case Freshman
Scholarship, $500 to Nicholas Carda, Pierre, and $500 to Rachel
Nelson, Burbank; Donald E. Young Scholarship, $500 to Michael
Hobert, Harrold; E. Keith Jewitt Scholarship, $500 to Kristin
Bradford, Gillette, Wyo.; Fayette and Wenona Cook scholarships, $500
to Sara Fitzgerald, Spearfish, $500 to Jason Eggerman, Casper, Wyo.;
Harold McCleave Memorial Scholarship, $500 to Michael Houdyshell,
Rapid City; History and Social Science Department Faculty Awards,
$500 to Leah Jester, Rapid City, $500 to Isaac Olson, Brookings, and
$500 to Jennifer Thurm, Rapid City; Lura Camery Memorial
Scholarship, $500 to Jennifer Barnhardt, Rapid City; Paul Haivala
Memorial Scholarship, $500 to Destinee Swanson, Winner; Sever Eubank
Scholarship, $500 to Amy Boke, Spearfish; and the Stephen Gazi
Memorial Scholarship, $500 to Jody Dirks, Spearfish; David B. Miller
Scholarship, $500 to Therese Hodorff, Hot Springs.
Department Scholarships-Arts and Humanities Alumni Scholarship, $170
to Samuel Bobby, Bowdle; Bryce and Clara Christensen Scholarship, $250
to Danielle Ligtenberg, Spearfish; Charlotte Forsberg Scholarship, $500
to Samuel Bobby, $500 to Julie Higbee, Spearfish, $500 to Angeline
Moraites, Sheridan, Wyo., and $500 to Sarah Turner, Spearfish;
Communications Scholarships, $400 to Vailferree Brechtel, Hot Springs,
$300 to Ashley Marske, Rapid City, and $300 to Jackie Koch, Spearfish;
Esther Kruse Scholarship, $600 to Karl Lehman, Lead; Freeda Summers
Schroeder Scholarship, $100 to Julie Higbee; Kenneth L. Jay Memorial
Award, $400 to Danielle Ligtenberg; Nikki Bogard Memorial
Scholarship, $150 to Vailferree Brechtel; Sunnyside Scholarship, $240 to
Julie Higbee; Vincent Lombardi Scholarship, $600 to Edward Bischoff,
Belle Fourche; and Douglas Bell Memorial Scholarship, $400 to Jessi
Department Scholarships-E.C. Mikkelsen Scholarship, $200 to Lynn
Haga, Rapid City; Mark G. Richmond Memorial Scholarship, $400 to Casey
Cheesbrough, Laramie, Wyo.; Math Scholarships, $230 to Alison Gamber,
Huron, $230 to Joy Ho, Baker, Mont., $335 to Katrina Jensen, Whitewood,
$180 to Theresa Nequette, Sturgis, and $180 to Lea Willard, Belle
Fourche; and the Science and Math Scholarship, $175 to Katrina Jensen
Scholarships-Biology Scholarships, $650 to Monique Dana, Spearfish,
and $650 to Elke Kuegle, Lead; Carlson-Jolley Funeral Home Science and
Health Scholarship, $300 to Jeremy Smith, Ellsworth Air Force Base;
Chemistry Scholarships, $500 to Sarah Mangelson, Rapid City, and $200 to
Christin Sjomeling, Deadwood; CRC Press Freshman Chemistry Achievement
Award, textbook presented to Robert Wright, Rapid City; Clarence and
Myrtle Kravig Memorial Scholarship, $250 to Monique Dana; Marion Hilpert
Memorial Scholarship, $550 to Elke Kuegle; Mark G. Richmond Memorial
Scholarship, $375 to Elke Kuegle; Physical Science Scholarship, $500 to
Rachel Jordan, Spearfish, and $500 to Judith Novak, Spearfish; and the
Science and Math Scholarship, $170 to Christin Sjomeling.
Department Scholarship-Lois Watts Psychology Scholarship, $195 to
Erica Littlewolf, Spearfish.
student breaks state record for powerlifting - Top
BHSU student Angie Engel broke her own year-old
state-best record in the 123-pound weight class when she bench pressed
176 pounds during the South Dakota State Powerlifting and Bench Press
Championships on April 27 in Sioux Falls.
Engel, a wellness management and psychology double
major originally from Beresford, lifted a total of 687-1/2 pounds in the
squat, bench, and deadlift combined.
By cracking the 650-pound barrier, she qualified for the USAPL
Women’s National Powerlifting Championships in Killeen, Texas, in late
January, 2003. These
championships are sponsored by USA Powerlifting, a drug-free
Engel improved her bench press record over her own
record in last year’s state championships by six pounds and her
combined total by more than 33 pounds. This
is even more remarkable considering that she has been active in the
sport for only two years. She was introduced to barbells by Taylor
Carlson, who later became her fiancée and coach.
It was Carlson who
encouraged her to compete, and she can only get better as she just
started using the high-tech garb more seasoned lifters wear when
training in the squat and deadlift.
Petite, blonde, and pigtailed, she still more
closely resembles the cheerleader supervisor who was instrumental in
forming the BHSU dance team (a role she has filled for the past two
years) than the champion weightlifter that she is, her state bests
notwithstanding. She has
also competed in pole vaulting for the BHSU track and field team and has
served as the cheerleader supervisor for the INFL Red Dogs in Rapid City
in the past.
Engel is currently seeking sponsorship and
assistance to attend the women’s national powerlifting championships.
She is very proud of setting state records and personal bests with her
qualifying scores and she is even more proud of representing BHSU in a
drug-free national powerlifting organization. Anyone willing to provide
assistance and funding in Engel’s quest to compete in the national
championships can contact her at 722-5154.
of the Faculty Senate meeting
Minutes of the Faculty Senate meeting Wednesday,
Present: Dan Durben (president), Steve Babbitt
(vice president), Monty Robinson (secretary), Fred Heidrich, Tim
Hightower, Vincent King, Barb Chrisman for Colleen Kirby, David Wolff,
and Betsy Merganthal student representative.
Dan Durben called the meeting to order.
The proposed agenda was reviewed and approved.
An approval of the minutes was entertained and
passed with changes.
Printed schedules - Printed schedules have been
distributed campus wide.
Dean’s Council Report - Steve Babbitt reported on
the topics that were covered at the Dean’s Council. Items of interest
were, summer school, promotions and tenure, work loads, WebCT and
intellectual property developed through state grants.
North Central – Dr. George Earley addressed the
senate concerning the upcoming North Central visit next fall. Earley
shared with the group several items from the previous NC visit and
talked briefly on Faculty Senate issues from ten years as compared to
He also answered several questions regarding the
promotion and tenure committee.
Officers - senate members nominated candidates for
next years officers, they included Steve Babbitt as president, Tim
Hightower as vice president and Monty Robinson as secretary.
Whereas there were no other items on the agenda, a
motion to adjourn was made and passed.
Faculty Senate Secretary Monty Robinson.
of the CSA Council - Top
The CSA Council met at Pangburn small dinning room
April 11, 2002. President Nancy Shuck called the meeting to order.
Members present were Sherri Adams, Linda Allbee, Lynn Fox, Colleen
Gustafson, Cheri Leahy, Lynette Long, Krista Schroeder, Nancy Shuck,
Carolyn Skallerud and Jeanne Hanson.
read the minutes from the March 15, 2002 committee meeting. Lynette Long moved to accept as read and Colleen Gustafson
seconded, motion carried.
gave the treasurer’s report:
informed the council that the $400 scholarship awarded to Adam Lawson
was coming up $48.84 short with the 5 percent spending rule. It was
decided to make up the difference and continue the award at $400. Linda
Allbee moved to accept the treasurer’s report as read and Krista
Schroeder seconded, motion carried.
gave an abbreviated report on the strategic planning meetings (hard
Facilities: Cheri Leahy reported no meetings.
Krista Schroeder is delivering as needed.
reported the council raised $834 for the American Cancer Society’s
Daffodil Days. This is up from the approximate $500 raised for 2001.
fund-raiser that had been discussed previously has not gone any
further. The last discussion was about holding it for Secretary’s
Day. It was tabled again.
luncheon is on track. RSVP’s should be to Nancy Shuck by May 1. We will use mirrors and oil lamps for centerpieces. Krista
will make May baskets for the table settings. Scott Simpson will not
be able to provide entertainment so Carolyn will check with Janeen
Larson and Susan Hovey-Pabst to see if they would be available. It
was also decided rather than the supervisor speak about the honorees
work history at BHSU to have the supervisor complete a form and have
the emcee read the information with the supervisor presenting the
honoree with the gift.
Work on the
CSA handbook update was tabled until a later date.
Hanson was present to report on the Regents Career Service Advisory
Council meeting she attended. (hard copy available)
is the 2002 recipient of the CSA scholarship.
Skallerud made a motion to adjourn and Colleen seconded, motion
meeting will be held at Pangburn Hall, small dining room, May 9 at
Recorded by Cheri Leahy, secretary.
opportunity announced - Top
Below are the program materials received April
25-May 8 in the grants office, 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.
Reading Association. The
International Reading Association’s Elva Knight Research Grant
program was established to provide small grants, up to a maximum of
$10,000, for promising research that addresses significant questions
for the discipline of reading/literacy research and practice. It is the intent that such grants will provide
researchers with the opportunity to develop important perspectives
on the reading/literacy field.
Deadline Jan. 15, 2003.
This week at Black Hills State
University - Top
This calendar is also available on the BHSU homepage quick links.