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receives Honor Award for outstanding service - top
Silva, associate professor and chair of the Division of Physical
Education and Health at Black Hills State University, was recently named
a 2003 Honor Award recipient by the Central District Association for the
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD).
The Honor Award, first
presented in 1954, recognizes AAHPERD members for outstanding service
contributions rendered through distinctive leadership through the
association or outstanding service as a teacher or administrator.
Recipients must have 10 years of experience as a teacher, supervisor, or
administrator and possess high moral character and personal integrity.
Honorees are selected by the District Recognition Committee, composed of
one member from each of the nine states in the Central District and a
Silva was lauded as “an exceptional professional who is involved in
many aspects of our profession, assuming many and various
responsibilities. In each role, Betsy models integrity and
professionalism.” The citation added, “Betsy models leadership
through participation!” She was cited for her dedication and devotion
to her students and colleagues in her roles as teacher and department
chair and for her service to AAHPERD.
She has served as an AAHPERD board member, a committee member, a
presenter, college chair for the Sport/Physical Education Division in
the Central District, and a delegate to the Central District and the
AAHPERD Representative Assemblies. She has also been a delegate to the
National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) RDA and
has acted as folio reviewer for the NASPE Professional Teacher
Preparation Program. She has worked closely with the South Dakota
Department of Education and Cultural Affairs (DECA) on several projects
to promote physical activity and raise the standard of physical
education programs throughout the state of South Dakota.
At BHSU Silva organizes her
students to provide activities for children at the annual American
Cancer Society Relay for Life and teaches, with senior students,
physical education to the BHSU daycare children. She frequently
volunteers to announce track and field competitions. She serves as
faculty advisor for the
Physical Education and Recreation Leadership (PEARL) Club. She is a
member of several committees, including the Promotion and Tenure
Committee, the Graduate Council, and the Professional Progress
Committee. She has chaired numerous master’s committees and authored
many articles covering aspects of physical education and pedagogy.
She has also promoted and assisted with Wellness Days at the
Silva has been employed by
BHSU since 1992 and has served as chair of the Division of Physical
Education and Health since 1997. She earned her bachelor of science from
the University of Michigan and her master of arts and doctorate of
education from the University of Northern Colorado. In addition to being
a member of AAHPERD and South Dakota AAHPERD, she is a member of the
National Education Association, South Dakota Education Association, and
the Council of Higher Education. Silva is currently the administrator of
a South Dakota DECA grant to train physical education teachers in the
state in the use of physical education standards. She and her husband
Tony, athletic trainer for BHSU, are the parents of a 2-year-old
resident assistants recognized for academic achievement - top
Seven resident assistants at
Black Hills State were recently treated to a home-cooked meal
and recognized for academic excellence and for a job well done.
This is the third year the
department of residence life has recognized student resident
assistants. Each spring, hall directors recognize seven resident
assistants (RAs) who excel
academically. They are known as
“The Academic Seven.” This year, all seven are within a
grade-point average of 3.5 to 3.9.
Mike Isaacson, residence life director, said, “We do this
to showcase the fact that students can
|Resident assistants were recently
honored for their academic achievements at Black Hills State
University. Pictured at the banquet are, left to right, Dr.
Judith Haislett, vice president for student life, Shawn Darling,
Carrie Albright, Casey McCoy, Erin Overcast, and Isaac Olson. Not
pictured are Shelly Dukat and Coy Sasse.
|lead a busy and responsible life and
maintain good grades, too. The RAs have very responsible campus
jobs and are role models to our residential students. The
residence life department realizes that we are an extension of
the academic community and constantly reinforce this concept
through various programs such as ‘The Academic Seven’
Resident assistants treated to a home-cooked meal by the hall
directors were Shelley Dukat, a sophomore elementary education major from Bison; Carrie
Albright, a junior elementary education major from Rapid City;
Isaac Olson, a junior history major from Brookings; Erin
Overcast, a sophomore elementary education major from Worland,
Darling, a freshman business administration/entrepreneurship
major from Black Hawk; Coy Sasse, a junior human services major
from Batesland; and Casey McCoy, a junior elementary education
major from Sisseton.
Gras event will raise funds for summer institute scholarships - top
The Black Hills Summer Institute of
the Arts (BHSIA) will hold its annual scholarship fundraiser March 22 at
the Matthews Opera House with dinner dancing and entertainment, all with
a Mardi Gras theme. Masks, which are required, will be provided at the
door. Prizes will be given for the most unusual men's masks and the most
attractive women's masks. The doors will open at 6:30 p.m.
The ticket price of $35 per person
includes food and beverages. All proceeds will go toward scholarships
for students in the Institute's Vocal Arts and Opera Theater program
held this year from June 15-29. Individual tickets or tables for groups
of four or ten people, may be reserved by contacting Kay Kerney at
642-6420 or Holly Downing at email@example.com.
Tickets will also be sold at the door depending on availability.
BHSIA is a three-week celebration of
the arts sponsored by Black Hills State University. The institute
includes an opening Gala concert June 14, a Young Performers Competition
June 13, a summer art camp for high school students June 16-20, the Art
Education Institute for teachers June 23-27, an evening of performances
by vocal arts students June 27, and a Night at the Opera June 28.
Hills State to host recital in honor of Women's History Month - top
|A trio of performers who first sang together in a
high school choir in the 60s will reunite for a special
performance in honor of the March celebration of Women’s
History Month. The Black Hills State University music department
will present the recital, “WomanSong: Sister Groups,” March
29 at 2 p.m. at Jake's in Deadwood.
Susan Hove-Pabst, BHSU associate professor of music,
member of that original trio and is the music director for this
recital. The trio, which will reunite for the WomanSong recital, consists of 1964 Tioga
High School graduates Carol Olson
|Rye, Helene Haakenson
Olson, and Susan Hove-Pabst. Rye
is now a property manager in Peoria, Ariz. Olson, active in the
music of the Lutheran church, lives in Camarillo, Calif. C. Ron Wiley, who was choral
director at THS during the women’s high school years, will also take
part in the recital. Hove-Pabst, along with
||This trio, joined by BHSU
performers, will be reunited for the WomanSong recital March 29
in Deadwood. The group, then known as the Tioga Teen Toppers,
sang together when they attended high school in Tioga, N.D.
Members of the trio from this 1964 photo are Carol Olson Rye,
Susan Hove-Pabst, and Helene Haakenson Olson. The trio also
performed last year at the Tioga reunion.
|Carol Olson Rye and Helene Haakenson Olson, first performed as
the Tioga Teen Toppers and were also part of the Tioga, N.D.,
high school choral program.
Other vocalists performing include Dewalea Alsup, an area
musician who has previously performed with BHSU groups, and
Leslie Spiers, a BHSU graduate who is now a Spearfish elementary
Stephen Parker, BHSU assistant music professor, and C. Ron
Wiley, adjunct faculty member, will join in selected numbers.
Lori Miller, BHSU adjunct faculty member, will be the
pianist and will be joined by Randall Royer, BHSU associate
music professor, on guitars and woodwinds and Christopher Hahn,
BHSU music instructor, on trumpet.
This recital is the second of a series, following last
year’s “WomanSong: Torchsingers.” The recital represents
research conducted by Dr. Susan Hove-Pabst, BHSU associate
professor of music, on the popular American singing groups of
the 1920s-60s which were comprised of singing sisters. The
recital will include harmonized songs popularized by these
“Siblings often sang together at home, gathering around a
piano, radio, or phonograph. Usually they were active in the
music of their church, school, and community.
Some were trained musicians while others were self-taught
or parent-taught. Although many sisters performed, a small
percentage of them were ‘discovered’ for a radio program or
a vaudeville show (or in later years television),” according
“For those who did become career musicians, radio,
television, stage shows, films, and recordings all played an
important role. In the 1920s and 30s the Boswell Sisters were
described by the “Popular Songs” magazine as ‘the
foremost harmony team of the world…Yowzah!’
They were followed by the Andrews Sisters, who were the
musical embodiment of the war years of the 1940s. The King
Sisters’ popularity overlapped the earlier groups and the
McGuire Sisters, who were popular in the 1950s. In the 1950s and
60s the Lennon Sisters were a part of Americana, entering our
homes by way of the Lawrence Welk Show every Saturday night,”
Jake’s at the Midnight Star in Deadwood is once again
hosting the WomanSong recital. The recital is open to the
public. There is no admission charge and reservations are not
being taken. There will be refreshments available for purchase.
For more information contact Hove-Pabst at BHSU at 642-6230.
Former prime minister
of Pakistan will speak in Rapid City - top
The John T. Vucurevich Foundation will host "An Evening with
Benazir Bhutto, Former Prime Minister of Pakistan" at the Rushmore
Plaza Civic Center theater Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 p.m.
Prime Minister Bhutto will share her story as former prime minister
of Pakistan. She will also address the need for basic democratic
freedoms for the people of Pakistan, including freedom of the press,
economic stability, and gender equality as well as fighting terrorism
Bhutto became active in politics after her father, the late Pakistani
Prime Minister Zulfikar Ali Bhutto, was ousted from office in a 1977
military coup and later executed. She overcame government persecution
and a lack of political experience to lead the Pakistan Peoples Party to
victory in the 1988 and become the first female prime minister
in the Muslim world and one of the youngest chief executive officers
ever at the age of 35. After 20 months in office, a rival political
party unconstitutionally dismissed her government. Undeterred, she was
reelected prime minister in the 1993 parliamentary
All seating will be reserved. Admission is $7. The Rushmore Plaza
Civic Center Box Office is currently taking reservations at
1-800-GOT-MINE or 394-4111. Tickets may also be purchased at Albertson's
in Rapid City or the Silverado in Deadwood.
Alumni Association presents
BHSU jacket to the governor - top
BHSU Alumni Association Board members, Myrle Hanson (left), Carol
Backens, and Donna Page (right), present Governor Mike Rounds with a
BHSU jacket. The BHSU alumni group recently traveled to the state
Capitol along with the Spearfish Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors to
attend business day at the Legislature.
Staff and students
attend 2003 TRIO Day in Pierre - top
and students from Black Hills State University’s Student Support
Services and Upward Bound programs recently joined representatives from
programs across the state at the 2003 TRIO Day in Pierre.
BHSU had the highest representation with eight students from Student
Support Services attending. Students attending were James Brown, a
freshman business administration/ entrepreneurial studies major from
Lead; Mikayla Handley, a sophomore human services major from Spearfish;
Winona Hare, a senior human services major from Spearfish; Rita Jimenez,
a freshman network administration major from Belle Fourche; Ann
McDonald, a senior human services major from Hermosa; Chanice Shanks, a
freshman business administration/management major from Spearfish; Tim
Toavs, a senior tourism and hospitality management major from Spearfish;
and Kenny Williamson, a freshman network administration major from Belle
Fourche. Staff members representing Student Support Services were Joan
Wermers, Deatta Chapel and Juli Larson. Carol Gritts and Urla Marcus
represented the Upward Bound staff.
TRIO Day was created to recognize the work of the federal TRIO
programs, Student Support Services, Upward Bound, Talent Search,
Educational Opportunity Center, Math/Science Initiative, and McNair
Post-baccalaureate Achievement, in advancing educational opportunities
for low-income, first-generation, and disabled students. These programs
increase college admission, persistence, and graduation rates for
students from underrepresented or disadvantaged backgrounds.
The day began with an information fair in the Capitol Rotunda.
Educational booths highlighted each TRIO program that serves students in
South Dakota. A luncheon followed featuring guest speaker Steve Emery,
vice president of community, business and policy development at Sinte
Gleska University. Students and staff were also given the opportunity to
meet with state legislators Rep. Tom Van Norman, Rep. Gerald Lange, Rep.
Phyllis Heineman, and Sen. Mike Lapointe. The day concluded with a tour
of the South Dakota Discovery Center and Aquarium, the World War II
Memorial and Mickelson Memorial.
Students compete in
student organization sports - top
Evenson, who plans to graduate from Black Hills State University this
spring, will be putting on bowling shoes rather than donning a
mortarboard during commencement weekend. Evenson recently won a regional
student organization bowling competition and will represent BHSU at the national
tournament while his classmates will be receiving their diplomas in the
Black Hills State University students recently traveled to Mankat,
Minn., for the Association of College Unions International recreational
sports competition. Laura Burcham,
a senior math major from Vermillion; Evenson,
a senior human
performance major from Gillette,
Wyo.; Kate McKillop, a
senior education major from Gillette, Wyo.; Bobby Cope, a senior
physical education major from Colstrip, Mont.; Chris Swiden, a senior
biology/outdoor education major from Lennox; and Sam Bobby, a senior
speech communication major from Bowdle participated.
first place overall in the bowling competition and will compete in the
national competition in Reno, Nev. Evenson bowled several exceptional
games during the tournament and was just one frame short of a 300 in one
game. He also placed first in the men’s recreational bowling division.
Other BHSU students who placed in the bowling competition include Cope,
who placed second in the recreational division, and McKillop and Burcham
who placed first and second, respectively, in the women’s recreational
division. The recreational division winners do not qualify to compete in
the national tournament.
who also works at the BHSU Adventure Center and arranged the local
competition, placed seventh in the pool tournament.
The local competition, featuring bowling, pool and ping pong was
held this fall. Winners at the local level then advanced to the regional
competition. The students raised money through raffles and a special
bowling night to attend the competition.
smallest school in the regional competition which includes universities
from South Dakota, Minnesota, Iowa and North Dakota, fared well in
several categories. Swiden feels attending the tournament was beneficial
to the students in several ways and encourages other students to
consider taking part in future competitions.
Yellow Jacket sendoff scheduled - top
Hills State University men’s basketball team is making plans for their
return trip to the national tournament under head coach Mike Kruszynski.
BHSU qualified for the NAIA Division II tournament with a second place
finish in the conference.
supporters of the Black Hills State University basketball team will meet
at the Stadium Sports Grill in Spearfish Saturday, March 8 at 3 p.m. to
send off the Yellow Jacket basketball team.
Jamestown will represent the DAC-10 conference at the national tourney
at the College of the Ozarks Keeter Gymnasium in Point
Lookout, Mo., March 12-18. The Yellow Jackets (19-11) will be in
action March 12 at 9:45 p.m. against Cascade, Ore. (24-8).
action continues with second round action Friday, March 14. The
quarterfinals will be held Saturday, March 15 with the semifinals
scheduled for Monday, March 17. The championship game is set for
Tuesday, March 18 at 8:30 p.m. The Division II championship is a
32-team, single-elimination tournament featuring the champions of the
Division II conferences, regional tournament and at-large berths.
tournament brackets see the NAIA 2003 Division II men's basketball
championship information web
Winners of band and choir
raffle announced - top
Winners have been announced for the BHSU band and choir raffle which
raised $1,500 to defray expenses for the students’ band and choir trip
to Europe this spring. Raffle winners are Lessa Baron, Rapid City, who
won the $500 drawing, and Melita Roberts, a student from Spearfish who
won the $250 drawing.
Many BHSU band and choir students have traveled
to Europe to perform and tour through the years, however, this year for
the first time BHSU and the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology are
working together to plan and execute a joint musical and cultural
experience. BHSU director of choral activities Stephen
Parker and SDSM&T director of music activities Dr.
James D. Feiszli are teaming up to prepare and lead a
choral ensemble to Austria, Germany, and Switzerland.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are the program materials received Feb. 13 through March 12 in
the Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information, contact
the office at 642-6627 or email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union
bulletin board near the information desk.
Lindbergh Foundation. Through
a wide variety of education and research projects and programs, the
Lindbergh Foundation seeks to further the balance between nature and
technology. The Lindbergh
Foundation awards 9-10 grants of up to $10,580 each for projects
addressing the philosophy of balance in various fields.
Applications are due by June 12 and forms are available at
the Grants and Special Projects Office, Woodburn 309.
Department of Education. Teacher
quality research. The
Education Department seeks applications for research to guide
effective strategies for improving preparation of classroom teachers
and the instructional approaches they employ.
Deadline is April 18.
to RFA NCER-03-07.
Science Foundation. Robert
Noyce Scholarship Program. The
National Science Foundation is inviting proposals to provide support
for college juniors and seniors who are majoring in science,
technology, engineering or mathematics and professionals in those
fields to become K-12 mathematics and science teachers.
Deadline is April 5 for letters of intent and May 16 for
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 in the Grants and
Special Projects Office, Woodburn 309, or can be printed from the 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. Applications are now being accepted for faculty release time
for Fall 2003. Release time is awarded to full-time faculty who teach on
the BHSU campus. The next application deadline is Monday, March 24 at 12
The applicants are encouraged to
contact the committee members for advice prior to completing their
proposals. The members are John Alsup, Earl Chrysler, Tom Cox, Abdollah
Farrokhi (chair), Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane Sarver, and Rob