More than 1500
people gather at BHSU for memorial event - Top
More than 1,500 people including students
from Black Hills State University, area schools and community members
gathered at Lyle Hare Stadium to commemorate the events of Sept. 11 one
year ago and also honor those who protect our community and nation.
Following a moment of silence to remember the victims of the Sept. 11
attacks, BHSU President Thomas Flickema addressed the audience.
“On the first anniversary of the September 11, I encourage you to
consider that this terrible tragedy was also a triumph - a triumph of
character shown by myriad acts of courage and compassion. The best in
human nature emerged again and again, from everywhere in the nation. We
should remember September 11th not only for the lives lost
and damaged, but for the deeds of honor and fortune we possess in the
character of our people,” Flickema said.
A three-volley salute was presented by the American Legion 164 and
VFW Post 5860. Music was provided by Christopher Hahn, BHSU music
instructor who played the national anthem and Taps on the trumpet,
and Sara Goeden, a sophomore from Pierre who sang God Bless
Other speakers were Megan Wyett, president of the BHSU Student
Ambassadors, Jerry Krambeck, mayor of Spearfish, and Dr. Charles Linander,
who encouraged everyone to also take part in the “Back to America”
parade Saturday in Spearfish.
Special recognition was given to all Ellsworth Air Force Base
military personnel, all veterans, the local
police department, the local fire department, the American Red Cross,
the South Dakota Army National Guard and all military personnel.
Student ambassador members displayed a large American flag on the
football field throughout the ceremony. The color guard was presented by
the BHSU ROTC.
This event was sponsored by the BHSU
Student Ambassadors, a student group that works with the alumni
and faculty to assist with special events and recruit new
Austin presents at U.S. Department of
Education meeting - Top
Len Austin, assistant professor in the College of Education,
recently discussed his findings on “Learning Action Research At A
Distance,” during a U.S. Department of Education meeting in
Washington, D. C.
July 2002, Austin attended a U.S. Department of Education sponsored
conference for universities that had received
federal grants for integrating technology into their education programs.
presentation discussed how the BHSU College of Education partnered with another South Dakota firm, Technology and Innovation in Education, to
create two new courses that were delivered to teachers at several sites
simultaneously over the Digital Dakota Network (DDN).
DDN is an interactive video conferencing system that every school
district in South Dakota possesses. Austin discussed the successes and
failures of using this medium to deliver courses to teachers. In
particular, the course centered around having in-service teachers learn
to use the DDN system, and use an action research process to study their
own classroom practices.
“The courses were successful. Participants not only became
familiar with operating the DDN system, but they also were able to share
the results of their own individualized research projects with peers who
offered them feedback from other remote locations,” Austin said.
“BHSU faculty are not only doing an exceptional job of training
its students, but they are also sharing information with full-time
teachers and school administrators in the region who are anxious to
learn the latest technology to improve classroom learning. We are
especially excited to see the many teachers in the field, especially
those who supervise our BHSU student teachers, improve their skills by
exploring new technology like the DDN system,” Austin added.
received his doctorate in counselor education from the University of
Wyoming in 1992 and has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 1997. He
currently teaches educational psychology courses and supervises
student teachers in their final semester of student teaching.
Salomon to speak about religion and the
Middle East - Top
David Salomon, assistant professor of English at BHSU, will present a
speech on "Religion and the Middle East" Tuesday, Sept. 17, at
7 p.m. in the Sturgis Community Center on Lazelle Street.
Admission is free, and refreshments will be served. The talk is
sponsored by the Sturgis Area Arts Council and the SD Humanities
For more information, contact David A. Salomon at email@example.com
or visit www.bhsu.edu/artssciences/asfaculty/dsalomon.
explorer will speak at BHSU - Top
Dr. Wade Davis, a worldwide
traveler, anthropologist, botanical explorer and best-selling
author, will speak at Black
Hills State University Sept. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the David B. Miller
Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room. Davis is the
current speaker in the Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series at
BHSU. His presentation is open to the public at no charge.
Davis will present “Light at the Edge of the
World,” highlighting his travels and experiences around the world.
Davis has earned a reputation as an adventurer and has been described as
a living Indiana Jones. He has lived among indigenous groups in Latin
America, conducted ethnographic fieldwork in Canada, and published
scientific and popular articles ranging from Haitian voodoo and
Amazonian myth and religion to the global biodiversity crisis. He has
also written about the traditional use of psychotropic drugs and the
ethnobotany of the South American Indians.
According to Davis, one of the most intense
pleasures of his traveling is the opportunity to live among peoples who
have not forgotten the old ways, who still feel the past in the wind,
touch it in stones polished by rain, and recognize its taste in the
bitter leaves of the plants. Davis says that encourages people “to
remember that our world does not exist in some absolute sense but rather
is just one model of reality. The Penan in the forest of Borneo, the
Vodoun acolytes in Haiti, the wandering holy men of the Sahara teach us
that there are other options, other possibilities, other ways of
thinking and interacting with the Earth.”
His presentation moves throughout the world as he
shares his experiences. For three years he traveled in the Andes and
Amazon, living among a dozen or more tribes as he searched for new
sources of medicines and studied cocoa, the most sacred plant of the
Inca and the source of cocaine. He collected some 6,000 botanical
specimens while working with traditional healers and shamans.
In 1982, his research took him to Haiti to study
zombies, the living dead of Vodoun, folklore, and investigate the first
medically documented case. Working among the secret societies, he
identified a folk preparation that contained a powerful nerve poison
capable of inducing a state of apparent death so profound that victims
could actually be misdiagnosed as dead. This study, the basis of his
dissertation research at Harvard, led to two books Passage of
Darkness and The Serpent and the Rainbow, an
international bestseller that appeared in 12 languages and was later
made into a feature film by Universal Studios.
Davis then moved to Borneo where he lived among the
Penan, a nomadic people of the rainforest whose way of life has, within
the last 20 years, been compromised by the high rate of deforestation.
Most recently, his research has taken him to East Africa, the high
Arctic, Tibet and the Orinoco delta in Venezuela. His other books
include One River, Shadows in the Sun, The Clouded Leopard,
Rainforest and Light at the End of the World, which showcases
some of his nature photography.
Davis is an explorer in residence for the National
Geographic Society and a Harvard-trained anthropologist and plant
explorer. The man who considers himself “an independent scholar,”
received his Ph.D. in ethnobotany from Harvard University.
Davis has dedicated his life to conservation based development
and protection of cultural and biological diversity and is an active
member of several organization committed to this cause.
He is known as a fascinating speaker who is able to
convey both the wonder and science of a disappearing world. Davis brings
a world of experience with him to add to BHSU’s list of renowned
Madeline Young Speakers.
The Madeline A. Young Distinguished Speaker Series
was established in 1986 by a $150,000 gift endowment from Madeline
Young, a 1924 alumna. In the past, the series has hosted free
presentations by such illustrious speakers as former president of Poland
Lech Walesa, 1995 Pulitzer Prize winner Doris Kearns Goodwin, co-anchor
of "Prime Time Live" and 27-year veteran of ABC News Sam
Donaldson, and actors Danny Glover and Felix Justice in conjunction with
Black History Month.
For more information, contact the BHSU
institutional advancement office at 642-6446.
South Dakota Stock Market Simulation begins
Oct. 7 - Top
Hills State University will once again conduct the South Dakota Stock
Market Simulation for elementary, high school and university students
South Dakota Stock Market Simulation is an on-line educational tool
designed to increase student motivation and learning. The simulation
allows hundreds of student teams to compete each semester in a statewide
competition in which they research companies and invest $100,000 in a
stock portfolio. Student divisions include elementary/junior high school
(grades 4-8), high school, and college. All trading and research is
performed on-line. The registration fee is $15 per team, which includes
all teaching materials and a bi-weekly coordinator newsletter with
information on the stock market and a variety of business and economic
events to stimulate student discussion in the classroom.
The fall 2002 session
begins Monday, Oct. 7. To register on-line, click on the registration
button at www.sdakotasms.com.
Team identification numbers and passwords will be issued. Supporting
materials will be mailed to the teachers shortly after registration.
The South Dakota Stock
Market Simulation is sponsored by the South Dakota Council on Economic
Education and the Centers for Economic Education at the University of
South Dakota and Black Hills State University.
Information requests can
be directed to Don Altmyer, associate professor in the College of
Business and Technology, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
or by phone at
EAFB plans flyover before football
game in honor of military appreciation day - Top
The first home football game of the season for
BHSU will begin with a roar as the United States Air Force and Ellsworth
Air Force Base plan a B1 bomber flyover prior to the game Saturday,
Sept. 14 at Lyle Hare Stadium.
BHSU is hosting military appreciation day to
honor veterans and active military personnel. All active military
personnel and veterans will be admitted to the game free by showing
their military identification.
Bud Synhorst, athletic director, said BHSU chose
to honor all military personnel in recognition of all that they do for
our community and nation.
“I believe that over the past year, America has
truly learned the meaning of heroes. We are honored to have those who
have defended our freedoms in the past, as well as those who defend the
United States every day, join us as we thank them for defending our
freedom on a daily basis,” Synhorst said.
The community of Spearfish is hosting a “Back
to America” parade which begins at 10 a.m. that same day. Following
this patriotic parade, participants, spectators and military personnel
are encouraged to attend the BHSU vs. Minot State football game at 1:30
p.m. after a pre-game tailgate social beginning at noon at the football
The BHSU Yellow Jackets, known for the colors
green and gold, will show their true colors, red, white and blue, during
the military appreciation day. Fans are encouraged to wear patriotic
clothing as the university recognizes and honors all military personnel.
The coaches, staff and student-athletes at BHSU
are excited about starting the new season at home with a flyover
according to Synhorst. The Jackets opened their season on the road with
a disappointing one-point loss to Dakota Wesleyan in Mitchell last week
and are hoping to improve their record with a win at home.
Tailgate socials to be held prior to Sept. 14
football game - Top
Two tailgate socials will be held Saturday, Sept. 14, from 12 p.m. to
1:15 p.m. prior to the BHSU football game against Minot State
The Green and Gold Tailgate Social will be held at Salem Park.
Burgers, brats, and beverages will be available at a cost of $4 per
At the north end of Lyle Hare Stadium, Burger King will be providing
whoppers, chips, and soda free of charge.
BHSU UP Team presents Julie Stoffer Sept. 16 - Top
University Programming (UP) Team at Black Hills State University will be
presenting Julie Stoffer, MTV’s Real World New Orleans, Sept. 16 at 7
will be speaking in the Woodburn Auditorium, courtesy of the UP Team
Lecture and Concert and Variety Entertainment committees. She will talk
about her experience on the Real World and several other topics,
including “The Truth Campaign,” an anti-tobacco group for which she
public is welcome to attend. Tickets cost $3 for the general public and
admission is free to all students with a BHSU I.D. For additional
information, contact Megan at 642-6418.
Hills State University offers community classes - Top
Hills State University will offer several non-credit community classes
beginning Sept. 21 and continuing throughout the fall semester.
course, Buying a Personal Computer, will help non-computer experts
understand just what all those numbers mean when buying a personal
computer. All information will be presented in plain language. This
class will be held on Saturday, Sept. 21, at a cost of $19.
Personal Computer will look at the basics of the Windows operating
system. This course will also cover hardware and software, saving and
copying files, and introductions to CD burning and using DVD-ROM. Basic
troubleshooting will be discussed. This course begins Saturday, Sept.
28, and continues Saturday, Oct. 5, and Saturday, Oct. 12. It is
provided at a cost of $67 which includes a QuickStudy BarChart and a
Personal Computer is a course for advanced users or those who have
completed the Basic Personal Computer course. The majority of the topics
discussed will be decided by the students in the class. The class costs
$19, including one floppy disk. It will be held Saturday, Oct. 19.
course, Basic Internet, will go over the basics of the Internet, talk
about where the Internet originated, and go through techniques for using
the search engines. Programs covered include Internet Explorer,
Netscape, and Microsoft Outlook. This course meets Oct. 26, Nov. 2, and
Nov. 9. Tuition is $67, including a QuickStudy BarChart and a floppy
class for the fall semester, Advanced Internet, will mainly review
topics chosen by the students. Internet experience and/or completion of
the Basic Internet course are recommended. This class meets Nov. 16.
Tuition is $19 which includes a floppy disk.
classes will be conducted by Dr. David Salomon from 9 to 11 a.m. in
Jonas 101 on the BHSU campus.
registration helps avoid disappointment since classes fill quickly.
Registration is now until one week before the class is scheduled to
start. Four methods for registration are provided: phone at 642-6771;
fax at 642-6031; mail at Black Hills State University, Extended
Services, 1200 University Street Unit 9508, Spearfish, SD 57799-9508; or
walk-in from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Woodburn 219 on the BHSU campus.
Tuition fees must be paid in full when registering.
information on any of these classes contact the office of Extended
Services at 642-6771.
Swarm Day activities begin Sept. 23 - Top
Black Hills State University’s
annual homecoming week is Sept. 23-28. This year’s Swarm Days theme is
“Rock Around the Clock.”
The festivities begin Sept. 23 as the BHSU royalty
are crowned during the coronation ceremony. Other community events
include a kids carnival with entertainer Phil Baker Thursday, Sept. 26,
from 4-7 p.m. at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center; an
alumni art show all week at the Ruddell Gallery; the annual parade
Saturday, Sept. 28 at 10:30 a.m.; and pre-game tailgates at 11:30 a.m.
Entries for the parade are still being taken. To register for the parade
stop by the information desk at the BHSU Student Union or call 642-6062.
Athletic competitions include a Lady Jackets
volleyball game vs. Tech, Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. at the Donald E.
Young Sports and Fitness Center, and a showdown between the BHSU and
Dakota State University football teams at 1:30 p.m. in Lyle Hare Stadium
Saturday, Sept. 28, which concludes the Swarm Week activities.
See the schedule
for all Swarm Week events.
For additional information
on any of these events, call the Swarm Day office at 642-6418.
Members of the 2002 Swarm Day Committee, who
have been making plans for the annual event, are, left to right, front
row, Terri Vandersnick, Garretson; Amy Rosacker, Rawlins, Wyo.; Morgan
Miles, Rapid City. Middle row, Jessi Stroppel, Kadoka; Leah Peterson,
Kadoka; Jill Wince, Dupree; Amy Haiter, Sturgis. back row, advisors,
Ellen Melarango, Steve Meeker and Jane Klug. Not pictured are committee
members Becky Meyers, Rapid City; Patrick Fink, Sturgis; Geno Pesicka,
Spearfish; Shawn Travis, Platte; Bridget Deuter, Ree Heights; Megan
Wyett, Casper, Wyo., and advisor Terri Wells.
BHSU to host the South Dakota amateur disc
golf championship tournament - Top
BHSU will host the South Dakota amateur disc
golf championship tournament Sept. 21 on the fifth anniversary of campus
disc golf course. This tournament will also be a fundraiser for the
Spearfish Relay for Life.
The tournament will consist of two rounds of disc
golf. The first round will be played to the shortest position of the
disc golf baskets. After round 1, the baskets will be moved to their
longest positions, making the second 18-hole round more challenging.
Walk-up registration is from 9 to 10 a.m. with a
shotgun start at 10 a.m. The tournament will begin at hole one on the
northwest side of campus behind Thomas Hall. The entry fee is $20, which
entitles each participant to a “player package” including a new
golfing disc, mini disc, disc golf sticker, disc golf magazine and
continental breakfast. The Spearfish Optimist Club will match up to $500
in entry fees. These fees will be donated to the Spearfish Relay for
Prizes will be awarded in the junior, novice, and
advanced divisions. The prizes for the tournament will be donated by the
BHSU Bookstore, Discraft Golfing Discs, Spearfish Relay for Life and
Disc Golf World News.
Disc golf is like traditional golf in that each
player attempts to complete the holes in the least amount of shots. To
complete each hole, the disc is thrown into a metal basket with a
hanging array of metal chains that serve to catch the disc and drop it
into the bottom of the basket. Disc golf is popular for players of all
ages due to the low cost of equipment and the approximate one-hour
playing time to complete an 18-hole course.
For further information, call Don Altmyer,
tournament director, at 642-6266 or email email@example.com.
Faculty research funds available - Top
The Faculty Research Committee has funds available
for the current fiscal year. Write
a short (about three-page) proposal. Proposal
forms are available at the Grants Office, Woodburn 218, or can be
printed from their website.
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 education, business, social sciences and humanities.
The next application deadline is Oct. 11 at 12:00 p.m.
The applicants are encouraged to contact the committee members
for advice prior to completing their proposals.
The members are John Alsup, Steve Anderson, Tom Cox, Abdollah
Farrokhi (chair), Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane Sarver, and Rob
Grant opportunity announced - Top
The following grant opportunity was received Sept. 5-11
in the Grants Office, Woodburn 218. For copies of the information,
contact the office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union
bulletin board near the information desk.
Endowment for Promoting Democracy. The
Black Hills State University Chiesman Endowment for Promoting
Democracy is seeking applications from BHSU faculty members
interested in pursuing research in the areas of democracy, civic
education, law-related education, or the promotion of democratic
principles and ideals. The
endowment will award up to two (2) stipends of $6,000 each.
Deadline Jan. 13, 2003.