Volume XXVI No. 9 March
items to Campus Currents - Top
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Welcome to Black Hills State University - Top
Guthmiller, secretary, business office
Maki, food service worker, dining services
- Janice Huffman, secretary, Upward Bound
selected as Young Center building director - Top
assistant director of the Young Center, will take over as director
of the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center July 1, 2002,
university officials recently announced.
Royer has served
as the Young Center’s assistant director for the past two years.
She reports to the athletic director and is responsible for
membership processing, staffing, special-use contracts, budget
recommendations, equipment orders, and scheduling.
the direction of Dave Little as assistant director during the past
two years will assist me immensely as I move into the Young
Center’s director position,” said Royer. “The timeliness of
his retirement (Little retires as athletic and building director
June 28, 2002) will afford me the opportunity to continue to garner
from his experience and expertise. I look forward to the
The new building
director brings a wealth of experience to the Young Center position.
She served as administrative office manager for the Evanston, Wyo.,
Parks and Recreation District from 1981 to 1997. Overseeing a
million dollar budget, she handled accounting and office procedures,
prepared board of directors meetings, prepared annual reports,
hired, supervised and evaluated personnel, and administered policies
Moving with her
family to Spearfish in 1997, where her husband, Randy, was hired at
BHSU as director of instrumental music, she accepted a position at
the university as assistant director of institutional advancement.
Royer assisted with planning, implementation and management of the
university’s development and alumni programs.
In 1998 she was
offered the executive director’s position at the Belle Fourche
Area Community Center. There she served as chief administrator and
operational manager of the multi-purpose facility. Working under the
direction of a board of directors and in cooperation with the city
council and mayor, Royer implemented policies and procedures,
directed building maintenance as well as maintenance at 11 other
city facilities. She handled the center’s budget, schedules,
payroll, purchases, and coordinated design plans.
Royer earned a bachelor’s degree in nursing from
South Dakota State University in 1974, a bachelor’s degree in
business administration from the University Phoenix in 1988, and is
currently working a master’s degree in tourism and hospitality
management at BHSU. She is actively involved in many professional
and civic organizations.
Spirit of Excellence at
Work Award - Top
Spirit of Excellence at Work Award is awarded to Christine Shearer-Cremean,
College of Arts and Sciences assistant professor, for maintaining a
standard of excellent for teaching, encouraging the development of
critical thinking in her students, and for designing assignments
that treat difficult real world issues.
award is chosen by a group which meets regularly to discuss ways to
improve the campus working environment. This group feels that when
they “catch” someone doing their job well, that performance
should be recognized and encourages everyone to keep up the good
work so they can “catch” you at it.
Dave Little honored - Top
Little was recently honored for his 34 years of service as coach,
athletic director and Young Center director. Presenting the award
were (left) Myles Kennedy, Green and Gold Club and Yellow Jacket
Foundation president, and BHSU
President Thomas Flickema.
theatre to present ‘Camelot’ - Top
presented by the Black Hills last night. The show will also be
presented March 1 and 2 at 8 p.m. and March 3 at 2:30 p.m. in
Woodburn Hall Auditorium by the Black Hills State University theatre
by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe,
is the musical adaptation of the story of King Arthur and the round
table. After his
marriage to Guinevere, King Arthur is left on his own by his tutor
and mentor, Merlin. Arthur tries to follow the course of wisdom set out for him
by Merlin, and thus creates the Round Table, encouraging the notion
that the strong have the responsibility to defend the weak.
word of King Arthur’s Round Table, Lancelot journeys to Camelot,
where he falls in love with the queen.
Guinevere is arrested and sentenced to burn at the stake for
her love of Lancelot, but she escapes with Lancelot to France.
Arthur ultimately forgives them both, but his dreams of love
and the new principles of the round table have been shattered, and
he is left sad and disillusioned.
the memorable musical numbers in this classic are “The Simple Joys
of Maidenhood,” “C’est moi,” “If Ever I Should Leave
You,” “How to Handle a Woman,” and “I Wonder What the King
is Doing Tonight.”
are available by calling 642-6171.
bookstore contributes to Red Cross
Jastorff, (right) Black Hills State University bookstore director,
presents a check to Red Cross volunteer Shirley Povandra today. The
$372 donation is a contribution to the Red Cross Sept. 11 fund.
Money was raised by selling patriotic BHSU sweatshirts through the
veteran to speak at BHSU - Top
P. Hurley, a Vietnam war veteran, will be speaking about his first
hand experience of war and the impact Vietnam has on today’s
modern warfare on March 5, 2002 at 2 p.m. in the David B. Miller
Student Union Yellow Jacket Legacy room on the BHSU campus.
“His presentation should be significant in
light of how our nation experienced war, then and now,” said Joe
Valades, co-chairman of the Global Awareness committee.
Hurley’s presentation is part of a five-week program titled
“Rights and Riots,” sponsored by BHSU. The program began Feb. 5
and will run until March 7.
Hurley was an infantry captain with the Army
and after finishing his tour of duty, attended the University of
South Dakota School of Law. He
received his degree in 1974. Hurley
has held many prestigious positions in the legal field,
including president of the Pennington County Bar Association.
Hurley currently practices law in
Rapid City and is regularly listed in the
“Best Lawyers in America” publication.
“Hurley is a prominent lawyer in our area and
has had first hand experience as a commander in Vietnam,” said Dr.
Abdollah Farrokhi, a member of GAC.
“He is very knowledgeable and an entertaining speaker as
“I believe Mr. Hurley’s presentation will
be a nice addition to the series of presentations and exhibits that
are taking place on campus,” said Dr. Priscilla Romkema,
co-chairman of GAC. “We encourage students, faculty, staff and community
residents to attend.”
Refreshments will be served starting at 1:30
p.m., and following the presentation will be a question and answer
session. The presentation is sponsored by the GAC, in conjunction
with the International Students Organization and the Community
Realtions Club. For
more information, contact Priscilla Romkema at 642-6091.
to host winter concert - Top
The Black Hills State University Community Band
and Chamber Winds will present a winter concert Monday, March 4. The
concert starts at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in the David B. Miller
Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy room.
The concert will feature music from
Belgium, China, Brazil, France, Israel,
Germany, Russia, and the U.S.
The event is open to the public and there is no
admission charge. For more information contact Christopher Hahn at
conference to be held at BHSU - Top
The “Entrepreneurship in the 21st
Century Conference” and the “Economic Education Workshop for
High School Teachers” will be held at Black Hills State University
on Wednesday, March 6 in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student
Union Jacket Legacy room.
The conference will begin at 8:15 a.m. with
registration and refreshments, and will last throughout the day
showcasing various speakers. The
speakers include Malcom Chapman, of the Chapman group; Verona Beguin,
BHSU assistant professor; Dr. Ron DeBeaumont, co-director of the
Center for Economic Education; Alan Finkle,
entrepreneur/businessman; Tom Wheaton, BHSU
enrollment center; Stewart Sarkozy-Banoczy,
executive director of Four Bands Community Fund, Inc.; and Lisa
Bryan, BHSU instructor.
The conference is open to the public and free
of charge. The event is sponsored by the University’s Center for
Business and Entrepreneurship, the Center for Economic Education,
and students in free enterprise.
The BHSU Instructional Improvement Committee is funding the
Persons with disabilities requesting
accommodations for this event should call 624-6091 at least 48 hours
prior to the start of the event.
students and BHSU staff visit state Capital - Top
Forty-three students and staff members from
twelve TRIO programs at eight institutions in South Dakota met at
the state capital Feb. 20th in celebration of National
TRIO Day. TRIO Day
recognizes the success of educational opportunity programs such as
Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Talent Search, Educational
Opportunity Centers, and McNair in increasing postsecondary access
and achievement for students from groups which are underrepresented
in higher education.
Carol Gritts, Sharon Hemmingson, Joan Wermers,
John Mills, Juli Larson, Morgan Morrow, Brenda Crandall, and Maria
Barrera from Black Hills State University’s Student Support
Services and Upward Bound programs joined TRIO staff from Si Tanka,
University of South Dakota, Dakota Wesleyan University,
Sisseton-Wahpeton Community College, South Dakota State University,
and Sinte Gleska University for a luncheon featuring guest speaker
Mike Rounds, a long-time senator who is
presently running for governor.
Rounds explained how policy decisions are made in South
Dakota, and invited discussion surrounding current issues in
The group then toured the Capitol building and
observed the house and senate proceedings.
State representative Paul Valandra recognized BHSU student
Maria Barrera as a member of his district, and invited her onto the
house floor during the proceedings.
Mark Proctor, a BHSU and TRIO alumnus who currently works in
the House minority office, spoke to the group about the importance
of becoming involved in the political process, emphasizing how easy
it is to access state government in this age of internet and email
The TRIO group also visited the World War II
Memorial and the Cultural Heritage Center while in Pierre.
and women's basketball teams going to national tournaments - Top
There will be a gathering Saturday, March 2 at the Stadium Sports Grill
in Spearfish from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. to send off the men’s and
women’s basketball teams to the national tournaments.
teams and coaches and wish them luck at nationals.
will be a 50/50 drawing and door prizes will be auctioned. All
money raised will be given to the teams to help with expenses at
Congratulations to the men’s and women’s
basketball team on their success and good luck
at the tournament.
The Yellow Jacket men play 16th ranked Brevard,
N.C., Thursday morning at 10:45 a.m. See the men's tournament
The Lady Yellow Jacket women will take on
Ozarks, Mo., who is ranked sixth going into the tournament, Wednesday at
9:45 p.m. For details see the tournament
BHSU to host information
night - Top
Black Hills State
University will host an information session Sunday, March 3 from 2-4
p.m. at the Rapid City Civic Center room 102.
High students and their parents as well as workers seeking additional training or desiring a career
change are encouraged to meet with representatives from the
enrollment center, extended services and the Ellsworth base campus.
Information about admissions procedures, financial aid, academic
programs and distance learning will be available.
Black Hills State University, the third largest
state university, offers several new courses of study with a total of
more than 90 majors and minors.
Classes are offered at the main campus in Spearfish and
at Ellsworth Air Force Base in Rapid City. Select classes are also
available over the Internet or by correspondence which allows
students an opportunity to continue working while earning a degree.
The education master’s degree in curriculum and instruction is now
available entirely online. Many graduate and undergraduate business
classes are also offered online.
For general enrollment center information call
1-800-255-BHSU or see the university website at <www.bhsu.edu>.
For information about internet and correspondence classes call
United Ministries selects new
officers - Top
Ministries is an ecumenical organization devoted to Christian
service, fellowship and study. The UM board is the policy-making
body for the organization and is responsible for defining the
mission and goals of the campus ministry program. It also oversees
the continuing development of programs of study, service and
fellowship on campus and within the community.
members report to the sponsoring churches,” said Jean Helmer,
United Ministries director. “They are responsible for the
procurement and administration of leadership and of funds for the
organization has been involved in several community projects
including a Valentine project, a fellowship project, and a lecture
presentation titled “Traditions and Rituals of Judaism: Explaining
the Truth and Dispelling the Myths,” by Dr. David Salomon,
assistant professor of English at BHSU.
commissioned officers are as follows: co-chairmen—Angelia
Johnston, a senior sociology and international relations major from
Jacksonville, Fla., and Michael Brand, a freshman political-science
major from Fullerton, Calif.; secretary—Heather Lien, a senior art
education major from Belle Fourche; co-treasurers—Deb Henriksen,
financial aid director at BHSU, and Barb Chrisman, librarian and
associate professor of education at BHSU; student organizations
representative—Morgan Miles, a junior tourism major from Rapid
|Newly elected officers for United Ministries at Black
Hills State University are, left seated, Michael Brandt,
co-chair, Angelia Johnston, co-chair, and Heather Lien,
secretary. Back row left, Barb Chrisman, co-treasurer, Deb
Henriksen, co-treasurer, Jean Helmer, United Ministries
director, Morgan Miles, student organizations representative,
and Aaron Chittum, representative-at-large.
Chittum, a freshman criminal-justice major from Pierre; and
office intern—Sara Olson, a
hospital-administration major from Sturgis.
churches supporting United Ministries are United
Methodist Church, United Church of Christ, St. Joseph’s
Catholic Church, Our Savior’s Lutheran Church-ELCA, First
Presbyterian Church and All Angel’s Episcopal Church.
information about BHSU United Ministries contact Jean Helmer
at (605) 642-6556 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
grants available - Top
The Instructional Improvement Committee (IIC)
encourages, through monetary grants, the application of existing
knowledge to specific teaching situations to improve the quality of
instruction at BHSU.
full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct faculty, or other full-time staff member engaged in student instruction may apply for grant
funds administered by the committee.
Grant funding will normally be available up to a maximum of
$1,000 per project. Priority will be given to projects that will
have a broad-based, visible, continuing impact of instruction across
faculty members and/or disciplines. Funds are available for
development of materials and methods to improve teaching and
learning, equipment to enhance teaching and learning, travel to
conferences or workshops which enhance teaching and learning, and
bringing consulting lecturers and teaching specialists to campus to
offer presentations to
faculty and teaching-support staff at BHSU.
members who apply for grants to support travel to a conference or
workshop are limited to receiving no more than one grant every three
years. In the other
categories, priority will be given to those who have not received an
IIC grant in the last academic year.
Proposals for grant funding
will be reviewed by the IIC on a monthly basis. The deadline for
submission will be the last Friday of each month; a decision will be
made as soon as practicable on each proposal.
Eleven copies of the proposals should be submitted to the
grants and special projects office in Woodburn 218, or to the chair
of the committee, Sharon Strand. Proposals will consist of the
proposal and budget outlines following the specified format
available at the grants and special projects web
Faculty research funds available -
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 or can be printed out from
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
social sciences and humanities. The next
application deadline is Friday, March 22 at 2 p.m. Twelve copies of the
application should be submitted to the Grants & Special Projects Office,
Woodburn 218, or to Dr. Farrokhi, Chair, Woodburn 314.
The applicants are encouraged to contact the committee members
for advice prior to completing their proposals. The members are John
Alsup, Steve Anderson, Lyle Cook, Tom Cox, Abdollah Farrokhi, chair;
Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane Sarver, and Rob Schurrer.
opportunities announced -
Below are the program materials received Feb
21-27 in the grants office, Woodburn 218. For copies of the
information, contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to email@example.com.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student
Union bulletin board near the information desk.
This week at Black Hills State
University - Top
This calendar is also available on the BHSU homepage quick links.