Jones named director of
facilities services at BHSU - top
Art Jones, who previously served as director of facilities services
at BHSU, has been appointed to that position and will begin his duties
Monday, April 14.
“Art knows the Black Hills State University campus and community
and will be instrumental in addressing the facility management needs of
the university as we move into the future,” said Kathy Johnson, vice
president for finance and administration. “We are fortunate to have
someone with his experience, knowledge and commitment to BHSU.”
Robert Duffie, who had previously been named director following a
national search, recently declined the appointment due to a family
medical situation. Randy Culver, associate director, has been serving as
interim director of facilities services.
Jones, who served as director of facilities services for 26 years at
BHSU, was recognized with the university outstanding service award in
1997 and honored by the Central Association of Physical Plant
Administrators of Colleges and Universities (CAPPA) as the
organization’s distinguished member in 1994. Jones earned a master’s
degree in industrial arts from Northern State University and earned his
bachelor’s degree from the University of South Dakota at Springfield.
and Bryan recognized by the Regents for excellence in teaching a joint
Internet class - top
Black Hills State University
professors, Roger Ochse and Lisa Bryan, were among twelve faculty
members from South Dakota’s public university system who were
presented awards for their work in delivering high-quality instruction
via technology. The Board of Regents’ Faculty Recognition Awards for
Excellence in E-Learning were presented at the South Dakota Distance
Education Conference in Aberdeen this week.
“These awards honor
faculty for creative accomplishments on behalf of students, as well as
acknowledging the universities’ support for faculty development and
technology innovation,” said Lesta Turchen, the Regents’ chief
academic officer. “The high quality of the courses submitted for this
year’s competition attests to the talent and expertise in our public
Ocshe and Bryan were honored
for their course, Joint Venture Creation/Technical Communication (BADM
316/ENGL 379). Reviewers singled out this course for utilizing various
delivery methods, collaborating across disciplines, and using an
“This course was more
complete than courses I’d seen being offered via the Internet
alone,” one judge said. “If I’d been a student, I would have been
thrilled because these instructors have it together.”
The instructors say they
worked together to prepare a course that made the best possible use of
technology. They developed a website that is easy to navigate and
efficient. They also placed priority on making contact between class
members an essential part of the process.
To take this course, students can sign up for either class, BADM 316
or ENGL 379. The instructors respective areas of expertise, English and
writing for Ochse and business for Bryan, are combined in the
“Conceptually, it was a
great idea to teach the class this way,” Ochse said. “There is a
natural connection between communication and business. One enhances the
other. I think this class was so successful because it involved two
teachers who believed in what they were doing and worked together for
Bryan agreed that the
cooperation between the instructors was imperative to the success of the
class. “Students could see the strength of cooperation between the
instructors and it worked well. The writing and English sections of the
class blended well with the technology and business aspects.”
The class was presented to
students both in an actual classroom at BHSU and at several remote
locations, including a class at Northern State University. The students created
virtual start-up companies which included assignments in creating
websites and technical communication as a part of their coursework.
“Students commented that the course was similar to a real-life
experience in business,” Bryan said, “The students had the
opportunity to actually apply their knowledge.”
Although this was the first
time the class was offered in this way, the professors plan to
team-teach the class each fall. The two used a Bush mini-grant to plan
for the class and create the needed applications. The course was
recognized for the ease of navigation, for being user-friendly and
because the technology was seamless.
They say that teaching the
course taught both the students and the instructors to be open-minded
when problems arise and be willing to adapt to changing conditions.
“These are skills the students will need to succeed in the business
world as well,” Bryan said.
Other winners of the
Regents’ E-learning Excellence Awards were:
Overall award in the e-learning competition – Michelle Rogge
Gannon, who teaches English 101 for the University of South Dakota.
Rogge Gannon’s course also took top honors in the Internet-only
Dakota Network – Judy Vondruska, South Dakota State University,
for introduction to astronomy (PHYS 185). Reviewers said course
activities met the different learning styles of students, while
encouraging students at different sites to interact with each other.
of Large Section – Dan Tallman, Northern State University, for the
biology survey course and lab (BIOL 101/101L). Tallman was
recognized for utilizing various technologies, including the
Internet, to support a large-section course.
of the merit awards were:
Sneller of South Dakota School of Mines and Technology for
the technical communications I (ENGL 279) course. Reviewers said the
course offers students opportunities to expand their interaction and
explore content, both in and out of class.
team of University of South Dakota instructors who teach Nursing
281, caring for persons across the lifespan. Judges praised the
course for an instructionally sound interface and content. Members
of the team are Connie Evenson, Jennifer Leonard, Kathy Manning,
Kathy Jorgensen, Gary Larson, and Bob Corio.
awards demonstrate the Board of Regents’ commitment to integrating
technology to enhance quality of education, as well using technology to
better deliver distance education across this state and region,” said
Regents’ President Harvey C. Jewett.
Miller presents at Association
of American Geographers annual meeting - top
Roger Miller, associate
professor of geography at Black Hills State University, recently
presented “Geographical Education: A ‘Site’ to Behold” at the
Association of American Geographers Annual Meeting in New Orleans,
While at the meeting, Miller had the opportunity to meet with other
professional colleagues, attend various sessions in geography, and see
numerous poster sessions and many associated booths.
Miller also participated in field trips to the Chalmette Battlefield from
the War of 1812 and the Jean Lafitte National Park.
Miller received his master’s in geography and his doctorate in
curriculum and instruction from Brigham Young University. He has been a
member of the BHSU faculty since 1991.
students and lecturer from England visit BHSU campus - top
health studies university students and their professor from
Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) in Manchester, England,
visited Black Hills State University recently to learn more about
the wellness management program and discuss possibilities for
future exchange programs.
The students, Karen
Noble, Maxine Allen and Shona Greenhill, are all enrolled in the
health and social care program at MMU. They are using
experience to compare health care between U.S. and British
systems, study health care issues
for minority groups, and learn more about wellness and health
promotion programs in the United States.
Florenda Quilty, a
at MMU, indicated that the group was hoping to establish some
personal contacts and forge
stronger links with educational institutions in the area for a
|A lecturer and students
from Manchester, England, visited the BHSU campus recently to
learn more about the wellness management program. Visitors were,
front, left to right, Florenda Quilty, lecturer at Manchester
Metropolitan University; Maxine Allen, second-year student at MMU;
Karen Noble, second-year student at MMU; back row, Margie Hesson,
faculty member at South Dakota State University Rapid City campus;
Rob Schurrer, BHSU wellness management professor; Jim Hesson, BHSU
biokinetics professor; and Maxine Shona Greenhill, first-year
student at MMU.
we’ve gained in the last few days,” Quilty said. “It’s
been great for us to see what you have and what students are doing
in their classes. An exchange program would be good for both
sides. I’m sure your students could learn a lot from us and have
the opportunity to experience our culture as well.”
At BHSU students met
with professors Dr. Rob Schurrer and Dr. Jim Hesson to discuss the
wellness management program. The wellness management degree at
BHSU has been in existence since the mid 80s and currently has
approximately 65 students enrolled. According to Schurrer, the
majority of the wellness management graduates find employment with
health clubs, fitness centers or recreational centers. Other
students choose to major in wellness management and then go on to
professional school, especially those interested in occupational
therapy or physical therapy.
explained details about the beginning stages of a National
Institute of Health grant that will study health care issues for
Native Americans and health promotion.
While at BHSU the
group attended an Indian Awareness week presentation and had plans
to attend several other Indian Awareness Week activities including
Quilty said the group
chose to visit this area because they are interested in
anthropology, American Indian culture and health care systems in a
small western cities. Margie Hesson, who teaches South Dakota
State University nursing classes in Rapid City, is traveling with
the group. The group planned to tour several health care
facilities including the Sioux Sans Health Care Center and Rapid
City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, the Artemis House in
Spearfish, and the VA Hospital in Fort Meade. They also had plans
to do sightseeing in the area.
Art exhibits showcase works of BHSU seniors
the month of April senior art students at Black Hills State University
will display their works at the Historic Deadwood-Lead Arts Council
Gallery, 309 West Main Street, Lead, and the Matthews Opera House, 614½
Main Street, Spearfish.
Dirks, a history major from Spearfish; Lisa Glover, an art major from
Lead; Melody Gossard, an art major from New Underwood; and Lori Jones, a
physical science education major from Philip will have their artwork
displayed at 309 West Main Street, Lead, from April 10-30. An opening
reception is scheduled for Friday, April 10 from 5-7 p.m.
Palczewski, an art major from Reeder, N.D., and Sharon Grey, an art
major from Waco, Texas, will present their works at the Matthews Opera
House Friday, April 11 and Sunday, April 13. The opening reception will
be April 11 from 5-7 p.m. with additional viewing Sunday, April 13 from
exhibits are open to the public at no charge. For more information
contact Jim Knutson, professor in the College of Arts and Sciences
Department at BHSU, at
BHSU and Tech choirs will
perform together - top
The concert choirs at Black Hills State University and South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology will combine for joint spring concert
performances in anticipation of their joint European tour this summer.
The first concert is April 13 at 2:30 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union on the BHSU campus.
The groups are performing
together in preparation for their joint
tour to Europe this spring (May 21-June
4). This is the first time the two university choirs have
presented a joint concert according to BHSU choir director Steve Parker.
The groups have been practicing
separately with the same material and have
met for some group rehearsals.
been a fun experience for me as well as the students,” said Parker. “And
it makes for a nice big choir.”
concerts will feature the music – all American music (spiritual, folk
songs and more) – that the choirs will perform on their European trip.
The choir at BHSU generally tours and performs in Europe every four
years. This year 59 BHSU students and
45 Tech students are traveling to
Europe together to perform and sightsee. The combined choir will also
perform at the Rapid City Civic Center April 26.
For more information contact Parker at
642-6628 or Dr.
James D. Feiszli, director of music at SDSM&T, at 605-394-5101.
Research scientist receives
BHSU Young Alumni award - top
|Jennifer Mercer, research scientist,
received the Young Alumni Achievement Award from the Black Hills
State University Alumni Association at the student volunteer
awards banquet recently.
Jennifer Mercer, a 1997 BHSU graduate, recently earned a
in earth sciences with a focus in organic geochemistry from
Dartmouth and spent six weeks conducting post-doctorate research
|in Antarctica. This was the latest
of several traveling research assignments that began when Mercer
was a student at BHSU.
Mercer, who is originally from
|Scott Amundson (left),
president of the BHSU Alumni Association presents the Young Alumni
Achievement Award to Jennifer Mercer. Also pictured is Steve
Meeker, vice president of Institutional Advancement at BHSU.
|Spearfish, returned to her
alma mater last week to accept the award. She feels that her
education at BHSU has been an integral part of her success and
encourages students to explore their options and make the most of
their experiences while in college.
“Seven years ago I attended this banquet as a student,” she
said. “At that time I didn’t think I would ever be back here
getting an award but my experiences have made that possible.”
The Young Alumni Achievement Award is an annual award that
honors alumni who have attended BHSU in the past ten years, and
who have distinguished themselves with outstanding achievements,
contributions and service to society, the community and Black
Hills State University.
Previous winners include Christopher C. Houlette, a 1992 magna
cum laude graduate, who is a staff attorney at South Dakota
Advocacy; Mike Friedel, a 1992 BHSU alumnus and head basketball
coach of the Sturgis girls’ basketball team; Shawn Rost, a 1990
BHSU graduate with a degree in business administration, who is
vice president and manager of First Western Bank in Deadwood and
is active in community affairs; and Jacob Haffner, 1989 cum laude
graduate who went on to Iowa State University Veterinary School
and is now a veterinarian.
Littlewolf honored with
Spirit of BH award - top
|Erica Littlewolf, a BHSU student, was honored with
the Black Hills State University Alumni Association Spirit of BH
award at the student volunteer awards banquet recently.
Littlewolf, a senior from
Busby, Mont., was chosen to receive the esteemed Spirit of BH
award for her activities both on and off campus. Littlewolf, who
was chosen by her peers as homecoming queen this fall, was
|cited for her
ability to successfully manage academics, volunteerism,
extra-curricular activities and work. The BHSU senior with a
double major in psychology and American Indian Studies maintains a
||Scott Amundson (left), president of
the BHSU Alumni Association presents the Spirit of BH award to
Erica Littlewolf. Also pictured is Steve Meeker (right), vice
president of Institutional Advancement at BHSU.
Littlewolf is involved in several campus organizations, serves
as a member of the retention task force, serves as a university
peer educator, and has volunteered through Habitat for Humanity
the last two years to help rebuild houses during spring break. Her
community involvements include volunteering with the Artemis
House, the American Cancer Society, Relay for Life, and as a
vacation Bible school teacher.
“I have developed a deep sense of respect and admiration for
her achievements, her campus involvement, and above all, her
leadership. I cannot think of another student who represents the
spirit of Black Hills State University better than Erica
Littlewolf,” said one of the nominators for the award. The
Spirit of BH award honors a student who has made significant
contributions that reflect favorably on the university and larger
community. Nominees for the Spirit of BH award included Josh
Griffeth, Joey Lore, Jessica Hinker, Morgan Miles, John Rounds and
Scott Amundson, president of the BHSU Alumni Association, who
presented the Spirit of BH award, praised all of the nominees.
“As always, the decision is very difficult; there are so many
outstanding students who continually go beyond the ‘required’
and find time in their busy work and school schedules to give
unselfishly of their talents,” Amundson said.
Rachel Mueller named student
employee of the year - top
|Rachel Mueller, a senior human resource management major at Black
Hills State University, was recently named student employee of the year.
Mueller began working in the records office as a freshman and continues
to work there as she prepares to graduate this spring.
Originally from Platte, Mueller says she loves her campus job and
thinks the skills and knowledge she gained
| in the part-time position
will be helpful in her job search.
April Meeker, director of records, praised Rachel’s work, her
dedication, and her contributions toward improving office
|Rachel Mueller (center)
was recognized for being named the BHSU student employee of
the year award for her work in the records office. Records office
employees include April Meeker, director, Karen Sorensen, Mueller,
Nicole Ogan, and Jane Dunbar.
“Rachel is very reliable and professional. Her attention to accuracy
and willingness to take on new challenges have made her a real asset to
this office,” Meeker said.
symposium to be held at BHSU April 16 - top
students will showcase research projects at a research symposium
Wednesday, April 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Jonas 305. Posters
will be available for viewing throughout the day.
a.m., Kathleen Lockhart - Misleading Ideas in Geology Among Second
and Sixth Grade Students
a.m., Rachel Jordan - The Integration of GPS/GIS in Saving the
a.m., John Peterson - Conservation Genetics of the Black Hills Lake
a.m., Elke Kuegle - A Comparative Study of Seed Characteristics from
Selected Species of Amaranthaceae
Hans Stephenson - Microbial Inhibition in Response to Treatments of
Hydrogen Peroxide and Formalin on Landlocked Fall Chinook Salmon
Eyed Eggs as Determined by Electron Microscopy
p.m. - Audrey Gabel, Survey of Macrofungi in the Black Hills
and Bear Lodge, 1998-2002
p.m., Tessa Jones - Simultaneous Evolution of Plant Defense
Mechanisms and Competition
p.m., Karl Mechtenberg - Dynamics of Defenses and Competitiveness
Across Resource Gradients
p.m., Dave Bergmann - Insights into the Evolution of P460
p.m., Ben Blake -A Study of Trailing Behavior in the Northern
p.m., Brian Smith - A Comparative Study of the Ecology of Three
Lizards in Antigua, Lesser Antilles
p.m., Mark Gabel - An Environmental Gradient Determined by Celtis (Ulmaceae)
from the Miocene of the Great Plains of North America
James Loewen will lecture at
BHSU April 22 - top
Loewen, sociology professor, consultant for the United States Department
of Justice, and author of several books discussing history education in
America, will speak at Black Hills State University Tuesday, April 22 at
6 p.m. in Jonas 305.
Loewen will discuss the
shortcomings of history education in America and provide a look towards
the future. He argues that, “Americans show great interest in history
outside the classroom due to the freedom from collections of bland
optimism, blind patriotism, and blatant misinformation commonly
encountered in the American history textbook.”
Lies Across America,
Loewen’s most recent book, uses monuments, outdoor museums, and other
public versions of history to identify historical misinterpretations, to
tell neglected but important stories about the American past, and to
raise questions about what our nation chooses to commemorate and how.
Loewen is also author of the
book Lies My Teacher Told Me, which received the first annual
Oliver Cromwell Cox Award for Distinguished Anti-Racist Scholarship in
The Chiesman Foundation for Democracy, University Programming (UP) Team,
History Association, Sociology and Human Services Club, and Lakota
Omniciye are sponsoring the lecture. There is no charge for admission
and the public is welcome to attend. Contact the UP Team at 642-6418 for
Area author will hold
book signing in BHSU Marketplace - top
author Dan O’Brien will appear at the Black Hills State University
Marketplace Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. for a lecture, question and
answer session, and book signing appearance.
who also operates a bison ranch near Whitewood and is co-owner of Wild
Idea Buffalo, has several published works including In the Center of
the Nation, Rites of Autumn, The Contract Surgeon, and
Buffalo for the Broken Heart: Restoring Life to a Black Hills Ranch.
He will speak about his conception of truth in writing, focusing on life
in South Dakota and natural aspects of the area.
Imaginative Writing Club and Lorax Society at BHSU are sponsoring this
event. Contact David Cremean, assistant professor of humanities and
advisor for the two clubs, at 642-6713 for more information.
BHSU photography student
exhibit is on display at the Ruddell Gallery - top
Black Hills State University photography students are currently
exhibiting their work at the Ruddell Gallery on the Black Hills State
campus. The show continues through
There will be a closing reception to recognize the students will be
held April 22 from
2-4 p.m. The Ruddell Gallery is located in the David
B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union and is open Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday from noon to 5 p.m.
For more information contact Steve Babbitt, associate professor in
the College of Arts and Sciences, at 642-6769.
will host Chautauqua this summer - top
Spearfish has been
chosen as the South Dakota site for the
Chautauqua this summer. The Chautauqua tent that will be erected at the
Spearfish City Park will be the site for evening programs July 4, 5, 6,
and 7. Several other workshops, discussions and presentations are also
This event, which has been held in
different forms for more than two decades, offers the audience the
opportunity to experience the time period of 1790-1850 when our culture
changed dramatically as America expanded from “sea to shining sea.”
This year the program titled “From Sea to Shining Sea: Cultural
Changes and American Expansion, 1700-1850” will highlight the
lives and views of historical figures with presentations by different
historical re-enactors each evening.
The lives and views of William Clark, York,
and Sacagawea of the Lewis and Clark Expedition as well as Tecumseh and
John Jacob Astor will be presented on separate nights by historical
re-enactors. The character of Dolley Madison will introduce and offer
her perspective on the featured speaker each evening.
After each performance the audience will be involved in a
discussion of these historical figures and how they may have responded
to present-day life.
The performances are open to the public at
no charge. In
give lectures on a variety of topics during the days they are in
Spearfish and these are also open and free to the public. The
speakers are also available to make special presentations to interested
local organizations. A planning committee has been formed to organize
the event, contact local organizations and raise local funds. If you are
helping raise or take down the tent (50 volunteers are needed) or in
donating money to help support this
unique event, call
642-6056 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
See schedule of
BHSU student wins Haines
Scholarship - top
Hills State University student Stacey Yost has been awarded a $2,150
Haines Scholarship for the 2003-2004 academic year by the South Dakota
Board of Regents. Yost is currently a junior with a double majoring in
early childhood special education and elementary education.
Administered by the Board of Regents, the
Haines Scholarship is awarded each year to a Regental university
sophomore, junior, or senior who is pursuing studies leading to a
teaching certificate. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of their
GPA, high school and college memberships, services and activities, and
statements of personal and educational philosophy.
The Haines Scholarship was established by
Douglas Fugitt in memory of his wife, Dora Lee Haines, and her three
sisters. The four Haines sisters were all teachers in one-room rural
schools in Perkins and Corson counties of South Dakota. The fund is an
open endowment to which additional gifts may be made at any time through
the South Dakota Board of Regents.
announced for jazz festival at Black Hills State - top
winners have been announced for the annual high school jazz
festival hosted by Black Hills State University recently. A total
of 36 musical groups from 19 communities in South Dakota,
Nebraska, Wyoming, Iowa, and Montana attended this year’s
Winners in the Jazz
class A/AA: first place, Sioux City West I; second place,
|A musical group from
Kadoka warms up before performing at the annual jazz festival
hosted by Black Hills State University this week.
School; third place, Sioux City West II. In the class B division
winners were: first place, Miller I; second place, Niobrara County
High School from Lusk, Wyo.; and third place, Miller II. In the
junior high and middle school division first place went to
Sheridan, Wyo., second place to Sage Valley Junior High School
from Gillette, Wyo., and third place to Sundance Junior High
Choir winners were:
A/AA Swing Choirs, first place, Alliance, Neb. In the class A/AA
vocal jazz division first place was awarded to Rapid City Central
CHS Singers, second lace to Douglas High School, and third place
the the Rapid City Central Reflections group.
The junior high and middle school winners were, first
place, Sundance, Wyo., and second place, Sage Valley Junior High
School from Gillette, Wyo.
B swing choir winners were: first place to Sundance, Wyo.; second
place to Niobrara County High School from Lusk, Wyo.; and third
place to Bayard, Neb. Class
B vocal jazz winners were: first place, Miller; second place,
Sundance, Wyo., and third place, Ekalaka, Mont.
sends off 842nd - top
Hills State University employees were among the hundreds of people who
lined the streets to “send off” the 842nd National Guard
Unit as they left Spearfish this week. The unit is going to Colorado for
further training for their part in Operation Iraqi Freedom.
BHSU prepares events to
decrease stress in time of war - top
Black Hills State is hosting a
series of events known as “Pieces for Success” to promote academic
success, ease stress and provide assistance in this time of war. The
first event is a session that will provide information for friends of
the deployed Tuesday, April 15, at 7 p.m. in the Hall of Fame Room in
the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.
The informational session follows the activation of over 5,000 South
Dakota National Guard members, of which approximately 40 are from the
BHSU campus. Members of the National Guard, BHSU faculty and staff and
from the Ellsworth Air Force Base Family Support Center will be
available to address some key concerns related to preparing for
deployment, facing separation, maintaining peace of mind, and obtaining
social and community support.
“These soldiers and their families are our friends, neighbors,
students and co-workers. As they are being deployed to various parts of
the country and globe, we struggle to distinguish facts from rumors, to
understand ‘hurry up and wait,’ and to sort out our many thoughts
and feelings as events unfold. This series of events aims to discuss
these topics,” said Jean Helmer, director of United Ministries at
BHSU organizations sponsoring the event include United Ministries,
BHSU Bacchus and Gamma Peer Educators, BHSU Alcohol/Drug Prevention
Education Committee, BHSU Health Awareness Committee, and the BHSU
Student Assistance Center.
Childcare will be provided for the informational session. For more
information or to arrange special accommodations for this event, call
Helmer at 642-6556 at least 24 hours prior to the event.
opportunities announced - top
Below are the program materials received March 27-April 9 in the
Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information, contact the
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.
Resources and Services Administration.
Rural Health Outreach Grants (HRSA).
The Health Resources and Services Administration is seeking
applications for demonstration grants and network development
grants, designed to expand and enhance delivery of health care and
related services in rural areas. Deadline
is Sept. 12 for demonstration grants and Sept. 19 for network
development grants. www.hrsa.gov
Department. Manufacturing Extension Partnership (DoC/NIST).
The Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards
and Technology is inviting proposals for projects that provide
manufacturing extension services to small- and medium-sized
manufacturers. Deadline is
May 19. www.mep.nist.gov
Science Foundation. Course,
Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement (NSF).
The National Science Foundation is inviting fiscal 2004
proposals for projects to improve science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) education for undergraduate students by
improving course and curriculum materials development and
dissemination. Deadline is
June 18. www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03558/nsf03558.htm
Science Foundation. Human,
Social Dynamics: Special Competition (NSF).
The National Science Foundation has established a new
priority area for research on the causes and ramifications of change
and the dynamics of behavior and the human mind.
Deadline is June 11 for proposals related to enhancing human
performance, June 12 for proposals related to the empirical
implications of theoretical models, and July 15 for center proposals
related to decision-making under uncertainty.
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 spring 2004. Release time is awarded to full-time faculty who teach
on the BHSU campus. The next application deadline is Friday, April 25 at
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