Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top
- Todd Schrader, building maintenance specialist (electrician),
faculty arrive at Black Hills State University for 2002 academic year - Top
State University welcomes new faculty and staff to the campus this fall.
Faculty met for in-service this week and classes begin Sept. 4.
faculty and staff are, left to right, front row, Satoko Kurita,
mathematics; Laura M. Prosser, accounting at Ellsworth Air Force
Base campus; Terry Hupp, instructional designer; Dr. Beth H. Tracton,
sociology and Lisa D. Bryan, business/Indian studies director. Middle
row, Dr. David Cremean, English; Vicki Kapust, associate director,
Center for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education; Dr.
Joanna Jones, reading/language arts; Lizabeth Diers, accounting/finance
and Dr. Patrick D. Mackin, business/tourism and hospitality management.
Back row, Dr. Earl Chrysler, management information systems/business;
Dr. Sonya K. Pagel, English/speech; Dr. David H. Siemens, biology; Jean
Helmer, director of United Ministries and Kindra Gordon, mass
BHSU English professors are editors of
published essay compilation - Top
Dr. Nicholas Wallerstein, associate professor of English, and Dr.
Roger Ochse, associate professor of English, are the editors of a
recently published volume titled Proceedings of the Ninth Annual
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature.
The 130-page volume contains essays that were presented at the
conference, which was held on the BHSU campus in April 2001.
Contributors include English professors from South Dakota, North
Dakota, Wisconsin, Texas, and Iowa. Dr. Pamela Wegner, BHSU associate
professor of theatre and speech, contributed an essay on the Renaissance
theatre figure George Jolly. Other topics include Shakespeare studies,
Chaucer studies, and other areas of Medieval and Renaissance literature.
A copy of the volume will be placed in the permanent collection at
BHSU’s E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center. Extra copies may be
obtained by contacting Wallerstein at 642-6197 or Ochse at 642-6386.
Wallerstein joined the BHSU faculty in 1997 after earning his Ph.D.
in English from the University of Oregon. Ochse became a BHSU faculty
member in 1993, the same year he received his doctorate in education
administration from the University of South Dakota.
Meyers named to Center for the Book Board
Kent Meyers, professor of English at Black Hills
State University, was granted a position on the Board of Advisors for
the South Dakota Center for the Book.
For the next three years, Meyers will join with
prominent authors, publishers, business leaders, and arts and humanities
professionals on this 16-member board to develop new opportunities for
the promotion of literary activities in South Dakota.
On May 6, 2002, South Dakota became the 47th
state to establish a Center for the Book. The new center, which is
affiliated with the Library of Congress, is housed in the South Dakota
Humanities Council (SDHC).
More information about the South Dakota Center for
the Book may be obtained by contacting 605-688-6113 or visiting the SDHC
Web site at http://web.sdstate.edu/humanities.
Meyers joined the faculty at BHSU in 1980. He has a
master’s degree from Washington State University and has published
New BHSU faculty member presents paper in
Scotland - Top
A recent addition to the Black Hills State
University faculty, Dr. Joanna Jones, presented a research paper at the
International Reading Association’s 19th Annual World
Congress on Reading in Edinburgh, Scotland, this summer.
The paper is entitled “Effects of a
Technology-Infused Curriculum on Fluency and Reading Comprehension:
A Three-year Study.” All research was completed at Bellair
Elementary School in Phoenix, Ariz. Jones’s
research paper may be viewed on the Web site http://jockheck.northern.edu/Scotland.
Jones received her doctorate in reading education
from Arizona State University in Tempe, Ariz., in 1994, and will be
entering her first semester of teaching at BHSU this fall.
BHSU is creating a new graphic
representation of the Yellow Jacket - Top
Black Hills State University is in the process of
creating a new graphic to represent the Yellow Jacket athletic mascot.
current graphic representation of the BHSU Yellow Jacket mascot, which
is used in conjunction with the school’s athletics, will no longer be
Staff members are being advised to no longer use this graphic with any
item representing the university.
BHSU was notified last year by the Georgia
Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Ga., that the Yellow
Jacket graphic used by BHSU resembles the copyrighted mascot used at
Georgia Tech. Since that time BHSU has been working with Georgia Tech to
try to resolve this issue and has decided to change the BHSU graphic
representation of the Yellow Jacket.
BHSU officials are planning to create a new graphic
that will be substantially different than the mascot used at Georgia
Tech. BHSU will strive to create a Yellow Jacket that incorporates the
traditions and symbolizes the qualities identified with BHSU athletics.
Faculty, staff and students are encouraged to no
longer use the current Yellow Jacket mascot on any item representing
BHSU including letterhead, brochures, clothing, web pages or
publications. The name “Buzz,” in reference to the mascot should
also no longer be used.
The use of the Yellow Jacket as a mascot has a long
tradition at Black Hills State, dating back to the late 1920s. An
article in the centennial edition of the BHSU Eochia gives one
explanation of the adoption of this name for the BH athletic teams.
According to the story the name was first used during an October 1927
football game one of the fans jumped to her feet and yelled, ‘Go you
yellow jackets, go!’ in reference to the yellow-colored jackets the
team wore. The crowd began to repeat the cheer throughout the game and
the Yellow Jacket name continued to be used.
Another account in the centennial yearbook relates
“the football team had been known as the Yellow Jackets, a name that
appears to have derived from the horizontally striped socks worn by team
members which gave them the appearance of wasplike yellow jackets.”
Since the 1920s the school has used a variety of
graphic representations of the Yellow Jacket which over the years. Since
1990 BHSU has used this specific logo. The new design will build on that
tradition and look forward to the next century by strengthening our
visual identity with a logo that captures the essence of Yellow Jacket
Hills State University to host Sept. 11 memorial event - Top
events of Sept. 11, 2001, are forever etched in the minds of all
Americans as well as citizens all around the world. On the one-year
anniversary of that day, the Student Ambassadors at Black Hills State
University will host an event to provide students and community members
an opportunity to come together to remember, to reflect and to consider
personal actions to develop positive character traits. The service is
open to the public and community members are encouraged to attend.
memorial service will be 9 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 11 at Lyle Hare
Stadium. BHSU professors
are being encouraged to dismiss university classes, and area school
districts have been invited to attend this half-hour program. The goal
of the program is to
honor those who lost their lives in the attacks
as well as those who worked to save them and everyone who lost friends
and loved ones.
President Thomas Flickema will preside over the program that includes a
moment of silence, the national anthem, a performance of God Bless
America, and a charge from BHSU to improve personal character traits.
The local police department, the local fire department, the American Red
Cross, the National Guard and other military personnel will be honored.
All attendees will receive a mini American flag at the gate.
Student Ambassadors is a student group that works with the alumni and
faculty to assist with special events and recruit new students. The
Student Ambassadors conduct campus tours, assist with preview days, help
with new student registration, sponsor faculty appreciation day, and
conduct the annual scholarship phon-a-thon.
information about this event call 642-6385. In case of inclement weather
the event will be held in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.
was an obvious theme at the homecoming parade last year and throughout
the year following the terrorist attacks. BHSU will host a community
service Sept. 11 to honor those who lost their lives as well as those
who worked to save them and everyone who lost friends and loved ones.
BHSU UP Team announces September events - Top
The University Programming (UP) Team at Black Hills
State University is announcing two events to start off the new semester.
The UP Team Kaleidoscope committee will be
presenting illusionist Craig Karges Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. in the Woodburn Auditorium. His act includes a
combination of magic, illusion, psychology, and intuition. Karges has
been performing for 20 years and was recently voted this year’s
Entertainer of the Year by Campus Activities Magazine.
Julie Stoffer from MTV’s Real World will be
speaking in the Woodburn Auditorium Sept. 16 at 7 p.m. courtesy of the
UP Team Lecture and Concert and Variety Entertainment committees.
Stoffer will speak about her experience on the Real World and several
other topics, including “The Truth Campaign,” an anti-tobacco group
for which she is spokesperson.
Both events are free, and the public is welcome to
attend. For additional information, contact Megan at 642-6418.
New location for faculty/staff picnic
draws 189 attendees - Top
The new location for BHSU’s faculty/staff picnic,
Ranch A near Beulah, Wyo., drew 189 people to attend the annual
gathering on Aug. 27.
Those who attended could conduct a self-tour of the
facilities, both indoor and outdoor. Many wandered in to look at the
lodge as soon as they arrived. Others chose to view the grounds first.
The meal, catered by C-Bar-J Catering, consisted of
grilled chicken, new potatoes, corn on the cob, baked beans, dessert,
lemonade, and coffee. Picnic tables were set up inside the lodge, on the
porch, and on the lawn.
Door prizes were given out at the end of the
evening. The prizes included BHSU t-shirts, sweatshirts, and a jacket.
Winners were Thomas Cox, Deb Balding, Lyle Haak, Dorothy Fuller, Forest
Johnson, and Kevin Dobbs.
Many stayed to socialize and enjoy the beautiful
surroundings after the official picnic had ended. Don Altmyer brought
one hole from the disc golf course so those who wanted to could play.
Others enjoyed playing Frisbee, taking walks, and talking to friends and
Adventure Center rounds out college life
Kucera, University Communications intern
College: it’s all about higher learning. Time to
hit the books and do nothing but study, study, study!
The college experience is not just about getting an
excellent education and preparing for the future; it’s also about
having fun and meeting people. At Black Hills State University, the
Adventure Center rounds out the college experience by providing a source
to students for socializing, entertainment and recreation. Located in
the lower level of the Student Union, the center offers equipment
rentals, recreational intramural sports, and various outdoor excursions
“[The Adventure Center] is always looking for
more people to take advantage of what we have,” said Ellen Melaragno,
senior assistant for the Student Union and the center’s supervisor.
advantage is the easy part for students. The center itself is a good
place to play pool, ping-pong, air hockey or video games at highly
affordable prices. The center is well prepared for next semester’s
pool league with new cues and repaired tables. Students can now purchase
an unlimited pool pass for $35 for the semester. Students also use the
center to play board games, watch television, or study.
A wide selection of equipment can be rented at
college-friendly prices: camping equipment such as tents, tarps,
sleeping bags, cooking equipment and utensils, lanterns and other gear;
water sports equipment such as canoes, life jackets and inner tubes;
recreational equipment such as bicycles, volleyball, badminton, croquet
or horseshoe sets, and gear for tennis, baseball or golf; balls and
other flying objects for just about any sport; and for winter sports,
cross country ski equipment, snow shoes, toboggans and ice augers.
The Adventure Center also sponsors several
recreational sporting events throughout the semester, such as flag
football, co-ed softball, basketball and volleyball. More information on
schedule games for the fall can be found at www.bhsu.edu/studentlife/recsports/fall.html.
The center’s most ambitious efforts to make
college life a blast are the outdoor excursions and events. The
following events are already planned for the fall 2002 semester:
begins new sports season - Top
Athletics are underway at BHSU, and all the teams are optimistic for
a successful 2002 season. For details...
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Center of the Nation Concert
Association reveals 2002-2003 concert series - Top
The Center of the Nation Concert Association will
present a number of concerts in the Belle Fourche Area Community Center
Auditorium over the 2002-2003 season.
The Barbary Coast Dixieland Band will appear Sept.
29, the Russian State Chorus Nov. 5, the Abaca String Band Nov. 24, Men
of Worth March 3, and Michael Cooper’s Mask Theatre March 27.
Admission is by season ticket only. Prices are $25
per adults, $12 per students, or
$60 per family. Tickets may be purchased at the Belle Fourche Chamber of
Commerce at 892-2676 or from Steve Parker at firstname.lastname@example.org.