Grant provides for physical education trainers
statewide - Top
Black Hills State University received a $19,000 grant from the South
Dakota Department of Education and Cultural Affairs to develop training
modules for teachers to implement standards to improve the quality of
physical education classes throughout the state.
The grant provided for the development of three separate training
modules – a two-hour module, a six-hour module and a 15-hour module
that teachers can take for credit. According to Betsy Silva, associate
professor and chair of the division of
physical education and health at BHSU, the first training session
was held recently in Rapid City and similar sessions will be held
throughout the state.
Silva, who was also instrumental in writing the state standards, said
these training sessions teach how to use the standards, how to implement
the standards in programs, and how the standards can be used as an
assessment tool for students, teachers and the programs.
“We realize that teachers have many
demands on their time,” Silva said,
the standards were created as a functional document written with
practicality. These training sessions will make it easy for teachers to
use the standards.”
School districts statewide can apply for the training modules. The
grant also pays for the cost of the training session so the school
districts do not have to cover those costs.
Silva joined the BHSU faculty in 1992. She has a master’s degree
and an education doctorate degree in physical education from the
University of Northern Colorado.
Diamond receives 2002 Laura Bower Van Nuys writing award - Top
Diamond, assistant professor in the mass communications department at
Black Hills State University, won the 2002 Laura Bower Van Nuys Writing
Contest for his short story “Calamity.”
Diamond read his story and was awarded a certificate and prize money
Oct.1 at the Dahl Fine Arts Center in Rapid City. The national writing
contest, sponsored by the Black Hills Writer’s Group, honored writers
from all over the country.
“This is a coming-of-age story that might be a little gamey for
some people but it is the truth and the story is based on an experience
that happened to me the night the carnival came to town during a hot
August in Howard, S.D.,” said Diamond.
Diamond has written several novels and books of short stories. One of
his most recent short stories, “Ghost Dogs,” was published by the
South Dakota Review. He also wrote a play called “The Deals are
Goin Down,” which had a nine-month run in Hollywood.
Diamond’s other honors include being invited to read part of his
novella, “The Elvis Jesus” at Michigan State University this past
spring and twice being named the winner of the Midwestern Fiction Prize
presented by The Society for the Study of Midwestern Literature at
Michigan State University.
Diamond received his master’s degree in writing from the University
of Southern California in 1982. He has been a member of the BHSU faculty
Klarenbeek attends national training and
conference - Top
Klarenbeek, health educator in the division of physical education and
health with the College of Education at Black Hills State University,
recently attended training sessions and conferences and was selected to
represent BHSU at future meetings.
Klarenbeek attended the State Collaborative on Assessment and Student
Standards (SCASS) Project meeting and training conducted by the Council
of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in Charlotte, N.C., recently. She
was selected to represented South Dakota in the Health Education
Assessment Project (HEAP) based on her involvement as the state
representative in the five-year American Cancer Society Coordinated
School Health Leadership Institute.
HEAP was formed in 1993 to develop assessment measures to health
education standards. HEAP has developed over 1,400 assessment items
based on the national K-12 health standards. The assessments include
selected response, short answer response, extended response and
performance tasks. Training in scoring using rubrics, exemplars and
anchors was conducted.
In January Klarenbeek will go to New Orleans to attend the Mega-SCASS
meeting/training which will include another scoring session.
Following the SCASS training, Klarenbeek attended the American School
Health Association’s (ASHA) 76th Annual School Health
Conference with the theme Advocacy for Student Health and School
Success. At this conference Klarenbeek was elected to ASHA’s National
Delegate Assembly as the member-at-large for the school health
coordinator section. She will attend the annual conference next fall in
El Paso, Texas.
This conference brought together more than 600 school administrators,
health educators, physical education teachers, school physicians,
nurses, dentists and other professionals committed to safeguarding the
health of school-aged children.
The keynote address was made by Dr. Alan Cross, professor of social
medicine and pediatrics and director of the Center for Health Promotion
and Disease Prevention, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. In
his presentation, “Health and Academic: The Price of High Stakes
Testing,” Cross described pressures schools face in the 21st
century. These pressures include the expectation to provide continuous,
wide-range experiences to promote the physical, emotional and social
development and academic success of today’s youth; the struggle and
controversy associated with educational reform, standardized test
accountability, and school choice; and the myriad health and behavioral
issues facing students and school personnel in today’s public school
The American School Health Association (ASHA) conference is an
opportunity to bring together advocates and professionals committed to
high-quality school health instruction, health services and a healthful
school environment on an annual basis.
“The mission of ASHA resonates throughout the advocacy theme of the
conference…to protect and promote the health of children and youth by
supporting coordinated school health programs as a foundation for school
success”, said Dr. Susan Wooley, ASHA executive director.
Hills State undergraduate enrollment increases - Top
State University has a total headcount enrollment of nearly 3,700
students registered for this semester. The fall enrollment figures
released by the South Dakota Board of Regents today solidifies Black
Hills State University’s position as the third largest state
university with a total headcount enrollment of 3,694.
enrollment of traditional students at BHSU remains strong despite a
slight decline in the total number of students enrolled for the fall
semester as compared to last fall. The number of undergraduate students
registered at BHSU is actually up 43 students.
pleased with the strong number of traditional students on campus,”
said Steve Ochsner, dean of the enrollment center. “Overall the number
of undergraduate students has increased this fall and the number of
students living on campus is also higher than last year.”
rates for the residence halls and campus apartments this fall are at 93
last fall, BHSU shows an overall decline of 142 students which can be
attributed to fluctuations in the number of graduate students who
register for one-time programs on campus.
The number of
graduate students participating in one-time programs such as Technology
in Teaching and Learning (TTL), a summer program for South Dakota
teachers, has been steadily declining as many of the teachers complete
the course. Last year 200 students participated in TTL at BHSU; this
year only 51 were enrolled, which is a decline of 149 students. BHSU
also saw a record number of students, 45, complete their master’s
degrees this year.
enrollment remains sound at BHSU,” said BHSU President Thomas Flickema.
“We are pleased to see the number of undergraduate students at BHSU
BHSU Ruddell Gallery to host variety of shows
Hills State University’s Ruddell Gallery is all about variety in the
shows scheduled for the 2002-2003 academic year. With the help of art
professor Jim Knutson, the gallery has planned several shows that
include not only art – such as paintings, drawings, photography and
sculpture - but also thematic shows involving education and baseball.
The year kicked off with an installation show, “The Clearing”, by
Connie Herring, and the sixth annual Visual Arts Alumni Show is
currently on display through Oct. 18. The alumni show includes media
such as watercolor, oil, acrylic, graphite, pottery and photography from
30 BHSU alumni.
Participants in this year’s alumni show and their graduating
classes are: Gary Steinley, 1963; Richard Dubois and Dick Termes, 1964;
Sandra Newman, 1970; Jim Knutson, 1972; Ray Tysdal, 1973; Dan Binder,
1976; Alice Burgess, Tony Chytka, Betty Jo Holwell, and Jill Tesnow,
1977; Deborah Brown, Madaline Custis, Paula Manley and Gary Ollina,
1979; Nancy Davies, 1982; Dineen Mueller, 1984; Betty Coon, 1985;
Melissa DeVries, 1987; Lynn Goetsch, 1989; Daniel Dittmer, 1992; Kay
Mateer-Dubois, Paul Peterson and Liz Richards, 1993; Sonya Harnish and
Lynne Steinley, 1996; Grete Bodogaard, 1997; Angela Alanson, Steve
Bridge and Kimberly Davis, 1998; Kevin Dorsman, 1999; and Bonnie
The next show scheduled, which opens Oct. 22 and runs through Nov.
15, is “Natural Elements” by professional sculptor Dale Lamphere.
Lamphere, who bases his work out of his home in Sturgis, is nationally
recognized for his work with architecture, sculpture and design across
the United States. His interpretations of the environment, including the
human form, landscape and abstract, are molded in stone, cast bronze,
stainless steel and other materials.
“The underlying truth of natural forms has always been my
teacher,” said Lamphere in his artist’s statement. “Life is a
cumulative experience. To speak clearly and authentically from one’s
own reservoir of observations about their environment is to mature as an
artist. It is an endeavor that requires a lifetime.”
From Nov. 19 through Dec. 13, the gallery will showcase winners from
a massive show that will seem to have no continuity between works –
but it does. All of the pieces are done by South Dakota residents over
the age of 60 who are non-professional artists. The Ruddell display is
part of the South Dakota Health Care Association’s sixth annual Dakota
MasterWorks Art Show, which travels throughout the state.
“The Dakota MasterWorks Art Show was created to demonstrate what
older adults already know… the second half of life can be full of
creative growth and fulfillment,” wrote LuAnn Severson, the event’s
The fall semester will end with a photography show by associate
professor Steve Babbitt’s students. A variety of prints from his
Contemporary Issues in Photography class will hang from Dec. 16 through
Jan. 17, 2003.
Bruce Preheim, or the “King of South Dakota” as the Red Willow
Band calls him, shows the visual side of his talent from Jan. 20 through
Feb. 7. Somewhere in between performing and writing music, Preheim
manages to find time for traditional drawing. Aside from purchasing the
Red Willow Band album that has Preheim’s work on the cover, the
Ruddell display will be the best place in the area to see his work.
Beginning Feb. 10 and ending March 7, BHSU works in conjunction with
northern hills kindergarten through high school students for a special
program show involving education. Knutson turned to BH alumni who are
now teachers in the area to fill this show; each teacher chooses pieces
from their students’ work and BHSU’s art department will matte and
frame the artwork. There are also plans to have speakers visit the
gallery and talk about issues in education.
A rather unusual show will be on display from March 17 through April
2. A collection of baseball memorabilia brings a unique aspect to the
concept of art. South Dakota resident Jim Thompson is contributing the
baseball-belia for the show, which will run in conjunction with a
baseball play - “Casey Stiegle”, written by Paul Higbee - at the
Matthews Opera House in downtown Spearfish. Also in the gallery, Higbee
and Dick Ruddell will hold an informal discussion on the history of
baseball in South Dakota.
The spring semester will end, as usual, with the anticipated student
shows. Photography from all students will be displayed first, from April
7 through April 23; a different photographer from the area is invited to
judge the show each year. BHSU’s art students get the limelight from
April 24 through May 10 for the Student Award Show. These shows both
display the best of the student work; pieces from last year’s shows
were also purchased and are on display in the Student Union.
All shows in BHSU’s Ruddell Gallery are free of charge. The
gallery, located on the second floor of the Student Union, is accessible
by stairs or elevator. For more information, contact Jim Knutson at
642-6104 or the Student Union Information Center at 642-6062.
sixth annual Visual Arts Alumni Show is currently on display in the
Ruddell Gallery at Black Hills State University. The show, including a
variety of media from 30 former BHSU students, will continue until Oct.
BHSU faculty to present “A Tribute to
Richard Rodgers” - Top
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the birth of Richard
Rodgers, Black Hills State University music faculty members and friends
will present a concert of Rodgers’ best known songs Sunday, Oct. 20 at
2:30 p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium.
Singers Stephen Parker, Dean Peterson, Dewalea Alsup, and Susan
Hove-Pabst will be joined by pianist Janeen Larsen, bassist Randall
Royer, and trumpeter Christopher Hahn for an afternoon of musical
delight. Selections from musicals by Rodgers and Hart as well as Rodgers
and Hammerstein will be presented, along with informative commentary
about Rodgers’ life and work.
contributions, in a career that spanned six decades, were extraordinary
and influenced the future of musical theatre. His hits ranged from
Hollywood to Broadway and beyond. In his lifetime Rodgers wrote more
than 900 songs and 40 musicals for Broadway and was honored with many
awards including Pulitzers, Tonys, Oscars, Grammys and Emmys.
Donations will be used for BHSU music scholarships. For more
Hills State University faculty members and friends gather outside their
temporary office building at Ruthie’s Center for Music and Spanish to
go over music for the concert to honor Richard Rodgers. These
performers, back left to right, Dean Peterson, Steve Parker, Randy
Royer, Chris Hahn, and seated, Janeen Larsen and Susan Hove-Pabst, will
present a musical tribute of Rodger’s best known songs Sunday, Oct. 20
at 2:30 p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium.
Music faculty offices are among those that have been temporarily
relocated as Cook Hall was demolished to make way for a new
music/academic building that is currently being constructed on campus.
(Not pictured but also performing at the concert is Dewalea Alsup.)
Roundball Reunion begins Oct. 25 - Top
Black Hills State University
will provide an opportunity to visit old friends and renew acquaintances
as the Roundball Reunion for all former BHSU basketball athletes begins
Oct. 25 at 6 p.m. The reunion continues through Saturday, Oct. 26,
ending at 9 p.m. with a social in the Hall of Fame Room at the Donald E.
Former BHSU basketball
players who choose to participate in the alumni basketball games will
scrimmage the Yellow Jackets men’s and women’s varsity teams. Even
those alumni basketball players who do not play will be recognized
during a special program at the games.
Money from the games will be
used for men’s and women’s basketball scholarships.
A $10,000 shoot-out will
also be held during the weekend. All the Yellow Jackets basketball fans
will be given a ticket for a chance to compete.
Registrations for the
Roundball Reunion are being accepted at the alumni office. The
registration form may be found on the BHSU website at www.bhsu.edu/alumni/alumniassociation/whatshappening/whats_happening.htm.
Forms may be mailed to BHSU Alumni Association, 1200 University Unit
9506, Spearfish, SD 57799-9506.
Faxes will also be accepted at 605-642-6845.
Questions may be directed to
605-642-6446 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
See the Roundball Reunion schedule for a
list of activities.
BHSU to sponsor benefit concert featuring
Abby SomeOne to raise money for firefighters - Top
the fire in Grizzly Gulch was burning this summer, people came to the
Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center on the campus of Black Hills
State University as evacuees. Now students at the university are
inviting firefighters, students and community members back to the Young
Center to attend a benefit concert Nov. 1 at 7:30 p.m. The concert is
also a CD release celebration for the one-time local band Abby SomeOne.
Students at BHSU are planning the benefit concert to bring the campus
and community together in support of our local heroes – the fire
fighters who helped end the Grizzly Gulch fire near Deadwood. Abby
SomeOne will perform in celebration of the release of their latest CD
“Back to Me.”
Money raised from the event, known as the Halloween Bash/Benefit
Concert, will be given directly to the many local and regional fire
departments that responded to the call for help this summer. The
firefighters are also being invited to attend the concert as guests.
Abby SomeOne, a local band that now hails from Minneapolis, brings
the music of Shawn Michael Bitz to life. Bitz, a former student at BHSU,
is the son of Spearfish entertainer Gary Muledeer. The band is
celebrating the release of their third album.
Other members of the band are Wendall Kelsey, Kevin Wright, and
There will also be a student Halloween costume concert. Students with
the best costumes will have the opportunity to win prizes.
The opening act will be a high school band from Rapid City. There
will be an admission charge of $5 for community members to attend.
new scholarships established at BHSU - Top
scholarships have recently been established at Black Hills State
University in honor of former faculty members.
Elaine Perry established a scholarship fund with a $5,000 gift and plan
to make additional contributions to maintain the fund at a minimum of
$10,000. A $500 annual scholarship will be awarded to a sophomore
business (preferably business education) major with a minimum 3.7 grade
point average. The first scholarship will be awarded for the 2003-04
former professor of business, retired in 2000 after 35 years at Black
Hills State. Howard was
honored as the recipient of the university’s distinguished faculty
award that year. Elaine also retired in 2000 after 25 years at the
faculty member Perry was cited for his involvement and commitment to
students as well as the community. Now that commitment extends into the
future as this scholarship will be awarded in perpetuity to business
students at BHSU,” said Steve Meeker, vice president of institutional
advancement at BHSU.
recently established scholarship is the Tony and Alyce Schavone Music
Scholarship that was set up with a $5,000 donation to the BHSU
Foundation. This scholarship is available to students participating in
instrumental and/or vocal music who maintain a 2.5 grade point average.
The first scholarship will be awarded in the next academic year.
Recipients may reapply for a subsequent year.
served as instructor, wrestling coach and director of college placement
at Black Hills State from 1957 to 1985. He was selected as outstanding
instructor in 1961 and was inducted into the Hall of Fame at BH in 1985.
Tony died in 1996 and is survived by his wife Alyce, who continues to
live in Spearfish. The couple previously established an athletic
scholarship at BHSU.
pleased to offer this new music scholarship in honor of the Schavones,”
Meeker said. “Their generosity will provide educational opportunities
for future students at BHSU.”
information on these or other scholarships contact the institutional
advancement office at 642-6385.
Minutes of the Faculty
Senate meeting - Top
The Faculty Senate met on Wednesday, Sept. 18. Minutes from the
meeting are as follows:
Present: Steve Babbitt (president), Tim Hightower (vice president),
Monty Robinson (secretary), Vincent King, David Wolff, Susie Dana,
Kristi Pearce, Randy Royer, Barb Chrisman and Gary Haggerty for Curtis
Steve Babbitt called the meeting to order.
The proposed agenda was reviewed and approved.
Old issues: George Earley presented the plan for the HLC for the ten-year
review Oct. 21-23. The self-study is at the printer
and will soon be available for faculty. A six-member team that
represents schools of similar size will verify the self-study and review
campus performance. On Wednesday morning, Oct. 23, the team
will present their recommendations orally with a written report in a
month or so. The only concern is with the “diversity” issue, the only
real area at risk. He suggested reading the self-study as the best
way to prepare for the visit. There is a proposed opportunity for
faculty to visit with the evaluation team in an open forum on Monday
New issues: Lee Alley is creating a computerized system for grades across all South Dakota public universities to be recorded. A concern as to
how deficient grades will be recorded was expressed, D, F, or “def”.
It was moved and seconded to use D/F. Passed.
Tim Hightower presented the senate with the new appointments for the
appointments committee. It was moved and seconded to approve. Passed.
Babbitt commented on the proposal to revisit the honors
program. Dr. Cook had previously stated there was no funding for such a
program. Babbitt will follow up on this.
Babbitt commented on the Faculty Senate committee for faculty
evaluations. It met for the first time on Tuesday, Sept. 17
and was just getting started on the issues. There was a brief discussion
regarding the committee from the College of Business and Technology and
the concerns that prompted the development of the senate committee.
David Wolff commented on the new faculty mentoring program the
Faculty Senate put into place last year. It has been favorable in general,
but there are ongoing suggestions on how to improve the program. Wolff
welcomes any and all suggestions.
Whereas there were no other items on the agenda, a motion to adjourn
was made and passed. The next meeting will be held Wednesday, Oct. 2 at
3:30 pm in Jonas 103.
Submitted by Monty Robinson, Faculty Senate secretary.