Volume XXVII  No. 1 • Jan. 3, 2003

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - top

  • Michelle Bozarth, secretary, EAFB Branch Campus
  • Dawn Jensen, senior secretary, Enrollment Center

Registration for Black Hills State University is Jan. 8 - top

Registration for students who have not yet registered for the spring 2003 semester at Black Hills State University is Jan. 8 from 8 a.m. until noon in the Market Place of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. Classes begin Jan. 9.

Students may make changes to their class schedule through WebAdvisor, located on the BHSU website www.bhsu.edu. Changes may also be made at the Student Union where assistance will be available Jan. 8-17 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. The last day to drop a non-block course with a refund is Jan. 17.

Students who have confirmed enrollment (with the enrollment verification card) and taken care of their bill in advance will not need to check in. All other students should go through the payment and financial aid disbursement process. To keep payment lines as short as possible students are advised to follow the schedule, which is divided by last name. If the schedule conflicts with a class, students should go through fee payment during an open time slot. All payments or financial arrangements must be made before 
4 p.m. Jan. 10.  Classes will be released for students who have not checked in or returned the enrollment verification card by Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.

Students can move into the residence halls beginning Sunday, Jan. 5 at 12 noon.

Students can make arrangements for meal plans, parking permits and email and internet accounts Jan. 8-10 in the Student Union Market Place. Student IDs from last semester will be activated when students enroll. Replacement IDs are available in Woodburn Hall room 214 for a $10 charge.

For more information about fee payment or registration contact the Enrollment Center at 642-6044.

Payment and Financial Aid Disbursement Schedule

SDSEO Board meets with Governor-elect Rounds - top

Members of the South Dakota State Employees Organization (SDSEO) Board were treated to 
a lively, constructive discussion with Governor-elect Mike Rounds during the Dec. 13 meeting. 
SDSEO board members, Fred Nelson, president of SDSEO, and Myron Sullivan, are BHSU employees. Rounds met with the board and discussed a broad range of issues ranging from BHSU employees Fred Nelson and Myron Sullivan were among the group of SDSEO members who met with Governor-elect Rounds recently. Standing are, left to right, Fred Nelson, Eric Stroeder, Governor-elect Rounds, Kelli Buscher, Myron Sullivan.  Seated: Terry Varilek, Ella Timm and Nanette Dailey.
retirement to state employee health insurance. Rounds also told the board he would join SDSEO when he assumes the office of governor.


Grant opportunities announced - top

Below are the program materials received Dec. 5, 2002, through Jan. 1, 2003, in the Grants Office, Woodburn 218. For copies of the information, contact the office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to grants@bhsu.edu. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. The Upjohn Institute invites submission of proposals to conduct policy-relevant research on employment issues. The Institute offers two funding opportunities: research grants that lead to book-length manuscripts; and a mini-grant program that provides funds for innovative research papers that have special funding needs. More information can be found at http://www.upjohninstitute.org. Submission deadlines and notification dates follow:
  • Feb. 1, 2003 – Deadline for three-page summaries and Mini-Grant proposals;

  • March 1, 2003 – Research grant finalists invited to prepare full 15-page proposals;

  • April 10, 2003 – Full proposals due;

  • May 10, 2003 – Announcement of awards.

  • National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research. The National Science Foundation’s Directorate for Biological Sciences is inviting applications to support multidisciplinary research efforts involving faculty and undergraduate students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. Projects must be collaborative efforts that focus on a research problem in the biological sciences that is best approached from multiple discipline perspectives. Deadlines: March 12, 2003; Jan. 10, 2004; and Jan. 10, 2005. http://www.nsf.gov
  • US Department of Education. FIPSE: Special Focus on U.S.-Brazil Higher Education Consortia. The Education Department’s Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education is inviting applications for cooperative agreements to form educational consortia of American and Brazilian institutions to encourage cooperation in the coordination, student exchange and broadening of educational opportunities. Deadline: March 28, 2003. http://www.ed.gov/FIPSE
  • National Endowment for the Humanities. Humanities Focus Grants. The National Endowment for the Humanities seeks applications for grants to enable educators to study humanities topics and materials together or map institutional directions for teaching the humanities. Deadline: April 15, 2003.  http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/hfg.html
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