Volume XXVI No. 25 June
items to Campus Currents - Top
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to Black Hills State University - Top
Waterland, information specialist, University Communications
Rockey, custodial worker, Facilities Services
Resignation - Top
BHSU faculty members
receive governor’s teaching with technology awards - Top
Black Hills State University faculty members have been awarded
Teaching with Technology grants from South Dakota Governor
year’s grant applications were among the best we’ve seen,”
Janklow said. “Faculty members on our state campuses are finding
exciting and creative ways to use technology to enhance learning.”
The governor is awarding $2 million to 120 faculty members at the
state's six public universities to develop and integrate new
Since the inception of the Governor's Faculty
Awards in 1998, more than 300 university professors have received
about $7.5 million to enhance coursework through technology. The
Advanced Faculty Awards for Teaching with Technology were created
last year. Both groups of award winners will receive financial
support for equipment, software, and training.
The faculty members whose projects are chosen
receive a grant that provides support for one to three months' work.
Faculty are paid for work during the summer and are released from
teaching in the fall. Robert T. Tad Perry, executive director for
the South Dakota Board of Regents, says the governor’s awards
encourage high-tech innovations in the university classroom.
Faculty at BHSU who received a 2002 award and
the title of their award are listed below.
Dr. Siriporn Sujithamrak, “Graduate
Students’ Application of technology in the Current Issues in
Service Industries Course”
Dr. Stanley Smith and Dr. Gary Hagerty,
“Implementation of a Web-Based Objective Mastery Tutorial
System in College Algebra”
Dr. Dan Durben, “Infusing Technology into
the Astrophysics System General Education course PHYS 185/185L
for non-science and education majors”
Verona Beguin, “Updating Small Business
Jean Johnson, “Computer Applications:
Placement, Assessment and Curriculum Evaluation”
Dr. Kathleen Parrow, “Technology-Enhanced
Learning in Early Modern European History”
Dr. Priscilla Romkema, “Technology
Applications for Future Entrepreneurs and Business Education
Dr. Curtis Card, “Interactive Calculus
named for Young Performers Competition - Top
Eighteen young people participated in the Young
Performers Competition which is part of the Black Hills Summer
Institute of the Arts hosted by Black Hills State University. The
performance was held at the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish
Katie Kellogg, daughter of Stuart and Mary
Kellogg of Rapid City, won the category for older students with a
violin performance of “Tambourin Chinois” by Friz Kreisler.
Second place went to Matt Trucano, son of Michael and Cynthia
Trucano of Deadwood, who performed a vocal baritone rendition of
“I Hear An Army” by S. Barber. Third place was awarded to Melody
Waring, daughter of Bill and Diana Waring of Spearfish. Her piano
performance was “Prelude from the Suite Bergamasque” by Claude
In the younger performers category for students
age 9-14 there were seven competitors. Tori Looyena, daughter of
Paul Looyenga of Rapid City, won first place with her pianist
rendition of “Ronda from Sonata Pathetique.” The second-place
winner was Dan Bickett, son of Robert and Kelly Bickett of Rapid
City, who also played a piano piece. He performed “Sonata K.545”
First-place winners in each category performed
at the “Gala Celebration of the Arts” the following evening.
The performers were judged on their
presentation, consistency and technique, musicality, career
potential and overall performance rating. Contestants are required
to memorize their performance of a classical piece of music.
Performances ranged from vocal presentation, piano performances and
several different instrumental presentations including violin, bells
Judges for the event were Johanna Meier, Mara
Waldman and Tony Bellomy. Meier is a graduate of the Manhattan
School of Music and made her debut with the New York City Orchestra
in 1965. She is well known as the first American to sing the role of
Isolde in the Bayreuth Festival.
Waldman also graduated from the Manhattan
School of Music. She made her debut at Carnegie Recital Hall and has
since appeared many times with the New York City Opera.
Bellomy holds a master’s of music degree in
vocal accompanying and opera coaching from the University of
Wisconsin. Currently, he is pianist for the Milwaukee
|Eighteen young people participated in the young
performers competition at the Matthews Opera House recently.
This event is part of the Black Hills Summer Arts Institute
hosted by BHSU.
and is vocal coach and recitalist throughout the Midwest.
Events for the Black Hills Summer Institute of
the Arts continue Friday, June 28 with the presentation of "An
Evening of Songs and Dance" at 7 p.m. at Woodburn Auditorium on
the BHSU campus. The performance will feature vocal arts students
Saturday, June 29 Arts Opera Festival will be
the east lawn of BHSU near Woodburn Hall with a 6 p.m. picnic
dinner, followed by a show at 7:30 p.m. and a reception at 9 p.m.
This event will feature faculty and students of the opera theatre
Sunday, June 30 an opera potpourri will be held
on the east lawn of BHSU near Woodburn Hall beginning with a 10 a.m.
vocal arts opera theatre graduation. A round-table discussion on
opera will follow. A reception will be held at noon.
Faculty and staff are invited to stop by the College of Arts
and Sciences in Jonas 108 for free tickets to these performances.
For more information contact BHSU College of
Arts and Sciences at 642-6420.
High school students paint Black Hills scenes at visual arts
camp hosted by BHSU - Top
|Instructor Gary Steinley and
art student Jake Haskins, Gillette, Wyo,
discuss painting techniques, perspectives and use of color at
an outdoor painting session during the Visiting Artists Summer
Program at BHSU.
Seventeen regional high school students are
attending the Visiting Artist Summer Program at Black Hills State
University this week. The students will display their newly created
artwork at a special one-day exhibit at the Ruddell Gallery on the
BHSU campus Friday, June 21.
Participants in the program are Mary Schleich
and Constantine Dorn, Mitchell; Ashley Hoffman, Wessington Springs;
Jessica Marshall, Sturgis; Amanda Samuelson, Faith; Rachel Virgil,
Vale; Anna Hafele, Newell; Katie Smith, Martin; Amanda Scott,
Custer; Nathan Fink, Harrisburg; Andrew Vigoren, Spearfish; Ashley
Kerr, Spearfish; Bobbi Lorenz, Fulton; Tony Etzkorn, Hill City; Jake
Haskins, Gillette, Wyo.; Jackie Kriebel, Rapid City; and Nathan
Sparks, Rapid City.
Jim Knutson, BHSU art professor who organized
the camp, said these students were selected from applicants
throughout the region. Applicants for this new program were
nominated by high school art teachers and were required to submit
photographs of recent work.
The students spent the first day in the
classroom increasing their knowledge of watercolor and oil painting
and learning specifics about techniques from the instructors, Gary
Steinley and Kay Mateer-DuBois.
The remainder of the week will be spent
“on-location” in the Black Hills applying this knowledge and
enhancing skills and techniques in painting. Each morning the
students work with watercolors; in the afternoon they do oil
camp focuses on painting live outdoor scenes. The students spent
time early in the week painting on-location at
house west of Spearfish and also planned to go deeper into the Black
Hills to try different types of painting with hills, streams and
possibly some old Homestake buildings.
Students are encouraged to create several
pieces of artwork during the session.
Each painter, as well as the instructors, will be asked to
leave one artwork piece at the camp. These pieces will be auctioned
to raise money for additional visual-art camp activities.
Steinley, a 1963 graduate of Black Hills State
University with a double major in English and art, spent most of his
life pursuing the English part of his major. He went on to earn a
master’s degree from Fresno State and a doctorate from the
University of Utah. He taught English for many years, most recently
teaching linguistics and research methods to graduate students.
“That’s what I did for 25-30 years, so this
[art] is a return for me,” Steinley said. In 1993 he took a
workshop on outdoor landscape painting and says he knew that’s
what he wanted to do.
“That workshop really inspired me to get back
into painting,” he said. He now has the opportunity to inspire
other artists as he recently took early retirement from South Dakota
State University and now spends much of his time with a renewed
interest in the other part of his double major - art.
He splits his time between a studio in the Black Hills and
one in Brookings.
Kay Mateer-DuBois, watercolor instructor at
this art camp, is also a graduate of BHSU with a degree in art
education. She teaches computer classes at a Rapid City middle
school and enjoys
painting with her husband, Richard, who is an art professor at BHSU.
Mateer-DuBois was a founding
member of Northern Plains Watercolor Society, a group of local
watercolor artists dedicated to encouraging artists and providing
opportunities for local and area watercolor artists to show and
compete in exhibitions. This visual arts camp is one way that
Mateer-DuBois encourages beginning artists.
This workshop is sponsored, in part,
by the Black Hills Summer Art Institute, South Dakotans for the
Arts, the Kennedy Center for the Alliance of Arts Education and the
South Dakota Arts Council.
Postage cost to increase - Top
With the first class one ounce rate stamps going
up June 30, the BHSU Mail Service currently has $.37 stamps that
are sold in books of 20, singly, or rolls of 100.
Three-cent stamps are also available for those left over $.34
Employee organization meeting set - Top
The South Dakota State Employee Organization (SDSEO)
will meet June 25 at 4:30 p.m. in the Pangburn Hall Dining Room. All
state employees are welcome to attend.
Golf tournament and auction is today - Top
Would you pay $20 for a regular roast beef a
week for a year (52 sandwiches total). If so, consider attending the
Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Golf Classic Auction. Last year one bidder did
just that. There were many other great deals as well.
250 items will be sold at the auction which is open the
public. All proceeds benefit
the student/athlete scholarship program at BHSU. The auction will be held
tonight at 7:45 p.m.
at the Spearfish Park Tretheway Pavilion.
auction is part of an annual fundraiser event - The Gold Dust
Yellow Jacket Golf Classic and Sports and
The golf tournament will be held at the Spearfish Canyon Golf
Course beginning with registration and a putting contest at 11 a.m.
The sports and leisure auction will include a social hour and dinner
at the Spearfish Tretheway Pavillion beginning at 6:30 p.m. Golfers
and non-golfers alike are invited to take part in the sports and
leisure auction that begins at 7:45 p.m.
The day’s golf tournament activities begin with a 1 p.m.
shotgun start featuring an 18-hole Texas best-shot tournament (rain
For golf or auction information contact Steve Meeker at
(605) 642-6385 or email <email@example.com>.
|Some of the auction items available at the
Tretheway Pavillion June 21
The sports and leisure scholarship auction includes a variety
of items. Some of the
sports items available at the auction include:
Tiger Woods PGA pin flag
Earnhardt gold pocket watch
baseball from Barry Bonds
Hot Odyssey putter
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