position open - Top
The following Career Service position is open
For additional information, please review the
announcement bulletin, view the ad on-line
or contact the personnel office.
Resignations - Top
- Miles Gifford, grounds keeper, facilities services
- Nicole Mass Child Care Worker Child Care Center
and Sarver receive grants to conduct walleye research - Top
Dr. Micheal Zehfus, assistant professor of
chemistry, and Dr. Shane Sarver, associate professor of biology,
received a total of $40,300 in grants from the South Dakota department
of Game, Fish and Parks to conduct research on walleye.
Zehfus and Sarver will conduct thiamine influences
on Lake Oahe walleye reproduction and the hatchery survival of walleye
and Chinook salmon embryos obtained as eggs from Lake Oahe broodstock.
The professors will also conduct a genetic analysis of the park’s pond
population of walleye over the next year.
Both BHSU professors have worked with state
department in conducting research in the past and often involve
undergraduate students in their research projects.
“We really appreciate all the involvement with
the cooperative projects we (BHSU and McNenny State Fish Hatchery)
develop,” Mike Barnes, hatchery biologist, said. “It is a really
good partnership between the hatchery and the university.”
Zehfus joined the BHSU science faculty in 1998. He
is a graduate of Ripon College, Ripon, Wisc., and earned a master’s
degree in biochemistry at the University of Chicago, and a Ph.D. in
biochemistry-biophysics at Oregon State University.
Sarver joined the BHSU science faculty in 1996. He
earned a Ph.D. in zoology from the Louisiana State University in 1993
and a master’s degree in fisheries from Humboldt State University in
high school students attend math and science program - Top
Black Hills State University is home to 19 bright
young minds this week for the South Dakota Rising Scholars in Math and
Science program. Hosted by the Center for the Advancement of Mathematics
and Science Education (CAMSE), the event pulls together BHSU faculty and
staff and local artists and educators for an enriching experience.
The Rising Scholars in Math and Science program is
an enrichment course for South Dakota students between their junior and
senior years who demonstrate an intellectual curiosity and have a strong
interest in math and science according to Dr. Ben Sayler, director for CAMSE and associate professor in physical
science. Interested students applied for the
program by writing two essays and submitting a transcript and at least
one letter of recommendation. A committee of CAMSE staff members
selected the final participants based on academic records and review of
the essays. The selected students were then invited to participate in
the all-expenses-paid, four-day summer session.
The students arrived under the watch of Pangburn
Hall Director Duster Butler on Sunday, July 7, where they will stay
through July 11. Participants for this year’s conference are Nathan
Bishop, Pierre; Christopher Bolin, Canton; Kathryn Bremmon, Britton;
Sara Campos, Wessington Springs; Adam Grajkowske, Parkston; Sarah Hanna,
Spearfish; Rebecca Jepsen, Gayville; Kristen Klinkner, Artesian; Chris
Kulesa, Webster; Adam Roark, Rosholt; Ashley Smith, Sioux Falls; Nicole
Smith, Warner; Nathan Sparks, Rapid City; Jenna Tolton, Midland; Jessica
VanderMay, Norris; Abrea Varney, Parkston; Callie Wallenberg, Sioux
Falls; Kevin Waller, Lemmon; and Allison Wegleitner, Claremont.
The scholars will have plenty to do during their
stay at BH. They will dine with faculty and staff and immerse themselves
in mind-expanding and fun math and science challenges. They started the
week analyzing the properties of light with the help of Andy Johnson,
associate director for CAMSE and assistant professor in physics, and
then saw how to utilize this information when Steve Babbitt, associate
professor in photography, showed them how to build a pinhole camera;
later they investigated the ins and outs of magnets and motors with
Sayler before constructing their own electric motors from simple materials like
drinking straws and plastic cups.
Later in the week they will discuss fractals,
polyhedra and the geology of the Black Hills. Students will also
investigate the chemistry and biology of Spearfish Creek and commune
with nature on an evening hike in Spearfish Canyon. Local artist Dick
Termes will share his geometric view of the world through the creation
of his “Termespheres”, and John Knight, a local geologist and
graduate student, will show a different view by traversing the night sky
“Our center is afforded the opportunity to
implement and field test a variety of innovative educational activities
and strategies,” said Sayler of the benefits to the university. He
said the students would also face “fun intellectual challenges” and
gain “an opportunity to build friendships with similarly motivated and
curious high school students from across the state.”
A full agenda of social and educational activities
will keep these students busy, but will also fulfill the programs goal
of enriching the academic preparation of promising high school
mathematicians and scientists across the state. This week at BH,
students will expand their minds.
Rising scholar participants Kathryn Bremmon,
Britton, Kristen Klinker, Artesian, and Chris Kulesa, Webster, consult
with Dr. Andy Johnson (center) while conducting experiments with light
during a four-day math and science program at BHSU.
Gulch fire to be discussed at the Adams Museum - Top
What part did you play in the latest chapter of the
Black Hills’ colorful history? Maybe
you fought the fire, maybe you fed firefighters, maybe you sprayed
embers with a garden hose, maybe you helped a neighbor evacuate.
You are part of the history. The
Adams Museum asks you to share your experience in, Deadwood, The
Phoenix Rises Again: The Grizzly Gulch Fire. Bring pictures, stories
and other objects to an open forum at the Adams Museum Tuesday, July 16
at 7 p.m.
The Adams Museum invites adults and children alike
to share their experiences of the Grizzly Gulch fire by recounting
stories, or writing them down, if they prefer, in notebooks that will be
distributed throughout the museum. Children will also be able to relate
their experiences, by drawing the event in pastels under the supervision
of the Adams Museum & House education department.
The Grizzly Gulch Fire, and the impact it had, and
will have, on the residents of the northern Hills communities along with
900+ fire fighters, has the staff of the 72 year-old Adams Museum
anxious to get to work and begin collecting artifacts and documenting
the fire for the historical record. The museum is interested in
photographs, personal accounts, film-footage, and any other item, or
documents, related to the Grizzly Gulch fire. Depending upon support
from the community in collecting artifacts and archival material, an
exhibit is slated to open on the mezzanine level of the museum in
January 2002. For more information call 605-578-1928.