at BHSU doubles daffodil sales
to support the American Cancer Society
yellow daffodils are a common sight on the Black Hills State
University campus this week as an employee group, the
Career Service Advisory Council (CSA), delivered daffodils sold
for an American Cancer Society fundraiser.
CSA Council doubled the number of daffodils sold on campus this
year with total sales of $1,651.
year the group’s efforts added
$834 to the fundraiser, up from
the $500 in 2001. Cheri Leahy, CSA Council member, said the
group sold 137 bunches of daffodils and 46 gift of hope
“This CSA community service
council member Cheri Leahy (right) delivers a gift of hope
bouquet to coworker Ramona Collins (left) during Daffodil Days.
The employee group sold and delivered a record number of
daffodils this year for the American Cancer Society fundraiser.
| project is a fun project
because everyone enjoys getting the daffodils and watching them
bloom in the offices,” Leahy said. She thanks faculty, staff
and everyone on campus for their generosity and praised the
dedication of the CSA Council members for the success of the
BHSU community is a major contributor to the success of this
fundraiser,” Mary Bonrud, Daffodil Days chairperson, said.
“The enthusiasm of Cheri and the entire group at BHSU was
wonderful. We delivered a ‘jeepful’ of daffodils to the
campus as our first delivery Monday morning and their enthusiasm
was contagious and inspired us for the other deliveries.” She
expressed her thanks to the CSA Council and the entire campus
for their participation.
raised make it possible for the American Cancer Society to
support research to find a cure for cancer, educate people to
prevent cancer and detect it early, advocate to affect
cancer-related issues and serve those touched by cancer. The
daffodil has been selected because it is the first flower of
spring, and to many, represents the hope of a new season…hope
for a world free of cancer.
more information contact Leahy at 642-6145, Bonrud at 644-1260
or Michelle Kruger at 722-5246.
psychology students present at national conference - top
Hills State University psychology students recently presented their
research at a national research conference for undergraduate students.
Ben Blake, a junior from Spearfish who worked with Dr. Patrick Stark,
assistant professor of psychology at BHSU, presented research on the
trailing ability of rattlesnakes by chemical cues. Tracy Grong, a senior
from Brookings who worked with Cheryl Anagnopoulos, associate professor
of psychology at BHSU, presented research on the connotations of sexist
students and Anagnopoulos attended the 17th National
Conference on Undergraduate Research held in Salt Lake City, Utah,
recently. Both students presented their research at the
presentation was titled “Rattlesnake Trailing Ability as a Function of
Availability of Chemical Cues.” Under the direction of Stark, Blake is
studying the ability of rattlesnakes to follow the trail of potential
prey. Rattlesnakes often release prey after delivering an
envenomating strike and envenomed rodents can travel some distance
before succumbing to the effects of the venom. The snake’s ability to
follow a trail made by an envenomated rodent is dependent upon chemical
cues deposited by prey on the substrate. It was found that latency to
locate envenomated prey and percentage time spent on trail were
unaffected by small gaps between chemical cue deposits, but that
increases in distance between successive deposits resulted in increased
latencies and a reduction in time spent on trail.
presentation was titled “Sexist Language and its Connotations.”
Grong used a variety of male and female descriptors (e.g., girl, boy,
chick) to determine what connotations participants had for the those
words. Her research revealed that many words describing females carry
with them childlike and immature connotations.
students did an excellent job presenting their research,” Anagnopoulos
said. “This conference is an excellent opportunity for undergraduate
students to present their research at a national level.”
were more than 300 universities represented at this conference with
approximately 2,500 students presenting.
writer awards announced at BHSU - top
the fourth Annual Stewart Bellman Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate
Writing awards will be honored at a ceremony Monday, March 31
at 7 p.m. at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union
guest speaker, will read from his work and present the award winners.
Robbins, author of Famous Persons We Have Known and director of
creative writing at the University of Minnesota-Mankato, will sign
copies of his book after the ceremony. A reception and signing will
follow. The pubic is encouraged to attend.
Winners of the
writing awards are:
category – first place, Amanda Blake, a freshman English major
from Spearfish, for "Testing the Limits of
Imagination," written for Dr. Vincent King, English 201; first
runner-up, Karl Lehman, a junior English major from Lead, for
"Zen and the Fate of a Toaster: September 11 Revisited,"
written for Kent Meyers, English 201; second runner-up: Mandi
Mutchler, a junior art major from Spearfish, for "Imagination:
The Perfect Tool for the Self-Reliant Man," written for Dr.
Vincent King, English 201.
- Non-Composition Category -
first place, Greg Bischoff, a junior composite English major from
Belle Fourche, for "Language as Social Hope: The Poetry of
Carolyn Forche," written for Dr. Amy Fuqua, English 492; first
runner-up: Robyn Rohde-Finnicum, a junior English major from
Spearfish, for "Emerson and Whitman: Can Souls Touch?"
written for Dr. Vincent King, English 241; second runner-up: Damien
Kortum, a senior English major from Spearfish, for "Memory and
Music: An Analysis of Carolyn Forche's The Angel of History,"
written for Dr. Amy Fuqua, English 492.
The awards were renamed to honor former professor Dr. Stewart Bellman
after his death this year. Bellman taught English and writing skills
during a teaching career that spanned 30 years. The giving of his
talents to his students, his colleagues, the community, and the state
marked his career. Bellman
was a great supporter of these awards in their early years.
Dr. David A. Salomon, chair of the 2003 Stewart Bellman Writing
Awards Committee and assistant professor of English, congratulates all
the entrants. “This year's entries were competitive, and the committee
was impressed with the quality of the work,” Salomon said.
Committee members include Dr. David Cremean, assistant professor of
Dr. Vincent King, assistant professor of English; Dr. Sharon Strand,
English composition director; and Dr. Ronnie Theisz, professor of
English and chair for the department of humanities.
For more information about the awards or the ceremony contact
Salomon at 642-6249.
BHSU Career Center will
hold an interviewing skills workshop - top
The Black Hills State University Career Center will sponsor an
intensive all-day interviewing skills workshop, “Ace the Interview,”
Saturday, March 22 from 9 a.m.
to 4 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Market
An experienced recruiter who has interviewed over 16,000 students
will conduct the workshop. The session will discuss why recruiters ask
the things they ask and what they are looking for in responses. Those in
attendance will experience six critiqued practice interviews to improve
self-confidence and personal interviewing skills.
A free pizza lunch will be served. All career fairs and workshops are
free of charge and open to the general public. Contact the BHSU Career
Center at 642-6277 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to register for the workshop.
Black Hills State to
sponsor entrepreneurship conference - top
An entrepreneurship conference featuring presentations and a panel
discussion by local and regional business people will be held Tuesday,
March 25 at the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union on the Black
Hills State University campus.
The conference, Entrepreneurship in the 21st Century,
begins at 9 a.m. with opening remarks by Dr. Priscilla Romkema, director
for the Center for Business and Entrepreneurship and BHSU assistant
professor, and Dr. Thomas Flickema, president of BHSU. Morning sessions
include: Evolution of an
Dr. Jim Hess, BHSU professor of psychology; Giving Entrepreneurship a Voice by Jim Thompson, Creative Broadcast Services, Inc.; and
Entrepreneurship Marketing Exercise: Trash
to Treasures by Lisa Bryan, BHSU instructor of business and director for the Center of
The afternoon session will
include a welcome by Dr. Gary Meek, dean of the College of Business and
Technology at BHSU, and Beau Peterson, president of the BHSU Chapter of
Students in Free Enterprise and a panel discussion. Members of the panel
discussion include Lisa Bryan, BHSU instructor and owner of Lisa Little
Chief, Inc.; Doug Mastel, president of Mastel Precision; Bob Meyer,
president of RAMVAC Corporation; Dr. Duane Sander, co-founder of
Daktronics; Perry Titze, owner of Quality Shuttle and Tours and a recent
BHSU entrepreneurial studies graduate; and Sian Young, marketing
consultant. The panel discussion will be moderated by Tom Wheaton,
assistant director of the BHSU enrollment center.
The conference, sponsored by the Center for Business and
Entrepreneurship and Students in Free Enterprise (SIFE), is open to the
public at no charge. For more information call 642-6091 or 642-6273.
Candlelight vigil and panel
discussion rescheduled - top
Due to weather
conditions the Voices Against Domestic Violence Candlelight Vigil and
the “Giving Voice” panel discussion scheduled for Tuesday, March 18 at Black
Hills State University have been postponed until Tuesday, March 25.
candlelight vigil will begin at 5:30 p.m. next Tuesday in Ida Henton
Park. Those attending are asked to donate food, clothing, or volunteer
time to the Artemis House. The panel discussion will be from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Hall of Fame
Room. The event will feature discussion lead by BHSU professors on
different topics and issues associated with women, including
stereotypes, American Indian women, psychology, the effects of men and
masculinity on women, and the ages of women in higher education.
activities are open to the public. Contact Leona White Hat, assistant
director of the Center for Indian Studies, at 642-6578 or Jean Helmer,
director of United Ministries, at 642-6556 for more information.
Center will conduct job fairs - top
Black Hills State University Career Center will sponsor two job fairs,
the Summer Fun Job/Internship Fair and the Black Hills Teacher Job Fair,
Summer Fun Job/Internship Fair will be Thursday, March 27 from 10 a.m. to
3 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket
Legacy Room. Over 20 employers who are looking to hire summer employees,
interns and full-time employees are planning to attend. The list of
employers who have registered for the fair can be found at www.bhsu.edu/careers
by clicking on the Career Fairs link. Door prizes will be awarded
throughout the day.
Black Hills Teacher Job Fair will be Friday, April 11 from 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Fieldhouse.
Representatives from over 11 states will attend. For a current list of
schools that have registered for the fair visit www.bhsu.edu/careers.
The list changes frequently as schools are registering daily.
fairs are free and open to the public. For more information contact
Eileen Thomas in the Career Center at 642-6277 or stop by the Career
Center in the lower level of the Student Union.
BHSU Rodeo Club will host
Yellow Jackpot - top
The Black Hills State
University Rodeo Club and Team is sponsoring “The Yellow Jackpot,” a
rough stock jackpot rodeo. The rodeo will be March 28 at 7 p.m. at Seven
Downs Arena in Spearfish and will be followed by a dance with music
provided by Brock Finn, a junior history major from Spearfish.
Rodeo events include saddle
bronc, bareback riding, bull riding, and barrel racing. The rodeo is
open to anyone wishing to enter. Jim Schmidt will donate the stock for
the rough stock events and Seven Downs Arena will provide the
All entries must be
submitted by March 24. The entry fee to participate in the rodeo is $45;
admission to the rodeo and dance is $7 per person. Those wishing to
enter should contact Seven Downs Arena at 605/578-3518 or Nichole
Wiechmann, BHSU Rodeo Team member, at 605/491-0141.
The BHSU Rodeo Team competes
in the Great Plains region of the National Intercollegiate Rodeo
Association. Currently four team members are competing for Black Hills
State, Wiechmann, a senior elementary education major from
Armour; Abby Monnens, a freshman business administration/accounting
major from Hazel; Jaima Slaney, a freshman mass communication major from
Toronto; and Shannon Kulseth, a sophomore biology major from Spearfish.
Lacey DeKnikker, a freshman mass communication major from Howes, is
president of the Rodeo Club, Nancy Shuck serves as advisor, and Jason
Grubb of Seven Downs Arena serves as team coach.
Money raised from the
jackpot rodeo and dance will support the BHSU Rodeo Club. Additionally,
the club hopes to raise enough money to host the Yellow Jacket Stampede
in the future. Anyone wishing to support the Rodeo Club can contact
Shuck at 605/642-6082.
Well That Ends Well to premiere at BHSU April 1 - top
Shakespeare Society at Black Hills State University will present a
feature length production of Shakespeare's All's Well That Ends Well
Tuesday, April 1, at
7 p.m. in Jonas 305.
production, based on a screenplay adaptation of All’s Well That
Ends Well by William Shakespeare, will star Isaac Waring, a
sophomore music major from Spearfish; Sarah Cozort, a freshman from
Murfreesboro, Tenn.; Mike Munro, a junior English major from Spearfish;
Matt Sowden, a business administration major from Spearfish; Teresa
Addington, a senior speech communication major from Lead; Jonas Lynch, a
junior drafting major from Lily; Elizabeth Verhey, a sophomore English
major from Rapid City; James Vinton, a junior environmental physical
science major from Spearfish; Lindsey Koppinger, a junior mass
communication major from Spearfish; Derek Stodden, a freshman English
major from Spearfish; Alesha Culver, a freshman human services major
from Spearfish; Isaac Olson, a junior history major from Brookings; and
Jacob (Moses) Feeley, a senior art major from Spearfish, as Wendell
Featherfifth IV. Derrick Buchholz, Tim Bissette, Joe Francis, and
Carrissa Wolf, all former BHSU students, will also be featured in the
production. William Stodden, a senior history major from Spearfish,
served as director and Roger Ochse, associate professor of English at
BHSU, acted as producer.
The public is
welcome to attend. There is no charge to attend the premiere. Contact
Ochse at 642-6386 or email@example.com
for more information.
Kevin Whirlwind Horse
Memorial Run will be April 12 - top
Black Hills State University
will host the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run Saturday, April 12.
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and
Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial Run is held each year on the Saturday
coinciding with the annual Lakota Omniciye Powwow. The run is dedicated
to the memory of Kevin Whirlwind Horse, a former BHSU student who was
killed in a car accident in 1984. Marla Herman, a fellow student and
member of the Lakota Omniciye at the time, organized the race in his
memory the following spring and it has been held every year since then.
Whirlwind Horse was an
active and respected student leader. The memorial fundraiser serves to
recognize the achievements of students, like Whirlwind Horse, who are
working to improve their campus, community and world through the active
pursuit of higher education. Each year one $500 scholarship is presented
to an American Indian sophomore who demonstrates outstanding academic
ability and leadership skills.
The memorial run will
feature race categories for all ages. The registration fee is $10 and
all participants will receive a t-shirt. Proceeds will go to the Kevin
Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship fund. For more information contact
the Student Support Services office at 642-6294 or visit the website.
Hills State to host Festival On the Green - top
Hills State University will host the annual Festival On the Green (FOG)
April 25 beginning at noon and ending at dusk with seven
hours of live music combined with an exhibition of local artists,
craftspeople and businesses.
live music, from 2-9 p.m., will be provided by three professional local
rock and alternative acts, two out-of-state rock bands, and the local
Battle of the Bands contest winner. FOG will be held at Ida Henton Park,
a grassy field in front of Woodburn Hall.
University Programming team at BHSU
is seeking both amateur and professional artists and craftspeople
to set up booths at the festival. Businesses are also encouraged to set
up booths. Tables can be provided.
audience will probably be young, so keep that in mind,” said Trevor
New, student coordinator of FOG. “Even if you are not interested in
selling anything, this is a great way to expose people to your art and
to express yourself.” He encourages all interested people to fill out
and return a registration form.
FOG event will be a lot of fun and a good opportunity to enjoy great
local art and music. It will also offer a chance for members of the
community to enjoy a beautiful spring day together,” New said.
event is sponsored by the students of BHSU and is free to the public.
Everyone in the community is invited to attend. Food and beverages will
be available. In case of inclement weather the event will be held in the
Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center, which contains adequate space
for the event. For more information call
Grant opportunities announced
Below are the program materials received March 13-19 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.
Telecommunications Facilities Program (PTFP).
Radio and Nonbroadcast Applications.
PTFP is now accepting applications for radio and nonbroadcast
projects. Applications for
all FY2003 Radio and Nonbroadcast Projects must be received by 6
p.m. Friday, April 4. www.ntia.doc.gov/ptfp
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). Humanities
Focus Grants. Funds
of $10,000 to $25,000 per grant will support schools, colleges,
universities, libraries, museums, and other cultural institutions in
improving formal humanities education for students at all learning
deadline is April 15. Contact
NEH Division of Education Programs at (202) 606-8380 or email@example.com.
Science Foundation. Science
Talent Expansion. The
National Science Foundation is inviting proposals aimed at preparing
citizens and workers for an increasingly complex technological
society by directly expanding the number of undergraduates seeking
science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM)
baccalaureate degrees and conducting research on degree
attainment in those fields. The deadline
is April 10 for letters of intent and May 22 for applications.
Contact Susan Hixson
by phone at (703) 292-4623, fax at (703) 292-9015, or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Institute on Aging. Exceptional
survival in Families (NIA). The
National Institute on Aging is inviting applications for cooperative
agreements to participate in the design and implementation of a
multi-center study on exceptional survival in families.
The initiative will support research to determine the degree
and patterns of family transmission and aggregation of exceptional
longevity and healthy survival to an advanced age as characterized
by a variety of phenotypic measures.
The deadline is May 19
for letters of intent and June 24 for applications.
Contact Winifred Rossi
at (301) 496-3836 or email@example.com.
Science Foundation. STC
Partnerships. The National Science Foundation seeks proposals under
a newly revised fiscal 2003 science and technology centers (STC)
integrative partnerships program, which supports centers that bring
together universities, industry, public and other private
organizations to undertake important long-term research.
The deadline is June 3 for required preliminary proposals and
Feb. 10, 2004, for invited full proposals.
Department of Education. Improving
Literacy Through School Libraries (ED).
The Education Department of inviting applications for
projects to improve student literacy skills and academic achievement
by providing increased access to up-to-date school library
resources. The deadline is
March 28 for recommended letters of intent and April 28 for
Refer to CFDA #84.364A.
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