photographs are featured at Washington Pavilion in Sioux Falls - top
artwork of Steve Babbitt, associate mass communication professor at
BHSU, is currently on display through March 7 at
the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science Visual Arts Center in Sioux
Falls. An opening reception is scheduled for Friday, Jan. 10 from
exhibit titled “South Dakota: Two Views” features photographs by
Babbitt and Rapid City photographer Chris Benson. According to Babbitt,
the photographs deal with the disappearing rural communities found
throughout the state of South Dakota. Babbitt’s landscapes attempt to
capture the essential nature of people and places that form the heart of
America. Babbitt invited
Chris Benson, a portrait photographer from Rapid City, to join the
exhibition with photographs of people in these communities which lend a
nice balance to the show.
photos in this show speak to the all too familiar tragedy of vanishing
small-town life west of the river in South Dakota,” Howard Spencer,
Visual Arts Center curator, said. The
photographs note the
hardships, both natural and man-made, of the land and its people as they
continue to endure adversity and fight what is often a losing struggle
to maintain a traditional way of life.
worked on this project for eight years. In 1998 he received a South
Dakota Artist Grant to continue the project and explore different
methods of printing using emerging digital and ink-jet technologies.
exhibition opened in August at the Dahl Fine Arts Center in Rapid City
and will travel to Aberdeen this summer. The photographs will probably
be on display in other states during the next two years.
Babbitt has been
teaching classes in journalism and photography at BHSU since 1994. He
holds a master’s of fine arts degree in photography from San Francisco
names of all volunteers to the president’s office -
submit to the president's office the names and addresses of any
volunteers who will be working in your area.
names will be forwarded to the South Dakota Board of Regents.
case a volunteer would be injured in the performance of volunteer
work, they will be covered by Workmen's Compensation similar to any
employee of the university. In addition, the university can justify
expenditures which are made in connection with their contributions if
they are identified with volunteer status.
Hills State places 16th in Director's Cup standings
Hills State University placed 16th in the nation for the
National Association of Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA)
Director’s Cup for the athletic teams’ performances during the fall
season in the NAIA with a total of 160 points.
are proud of our student-athletes for their hard work during the fall
season,” said Bud Synhorst, BHSU athletic director. “I am pleased to
see us continue to improve on our national ranking, which includes the
efforts of all of our athletic teams.”
year, BHSU was 23rd in the standings. These standings are
based upon the completion of women and men’s cross country, women and
men’s soccer and women’s volleyball. The National Association of
Collegiate Directors of Athletics (NACDA) Directors’ Cup was developed
as a joint effort between (NACDA) and USA Today. Points are awarded based on each institution's finish in
up to 12 sports – six women’s and six men’s.
Each national champion receives 100 points.
only regional team that earned a higher ranking was the University of
Mary, Bismarck, N.D., which was ranked third.
Participating students are
raising money for Habitat for Humanity trip - top
Ten BHSU students, who plan to spend their Spring Break building
houses for families in need in Norman, Okla., are holding a raffle for a
romantic weekend getaway to raise money for their trip.
The raffle, which is being held exclusively for Black Hills State
faculty and staff members, offers three prizes. First prize is a
one-night stay at Aunt Apple's Inn in Spearfish. The room includes a
private bath and hot tub. The package also includes a full breakfast the
morning after at Aunt Apple's and a $20 gift certificate to the
Second prize is a one-night stay in a luxury suite at Cadillac Jack's
resort in Deadwood. The package includes dinner for two at Tin Lizzie
and a free breakfast, lunch, or dinner buffet at Four Aces.
Third prize is a one-night stay at First Gold Hotel in Deadwood. The
package includes meal and gaming coupons and dinner for two at Tin
Raffle tickets are $5 each or three tickets for $10. Students Erica Littlewolf,
Andrea Farr, Maureen Blake, Amanda Blake, Erin Power, Rebecca Angove,
Mary Laudenschlager, Hope Hauber, Erika Cornella, and Frank Night Pipe will be visiting offices around campus selling
tickets. You may also purchase tickets at the Career Center. The
last day to buy tickets will be Jan. 31. All proceeds will be used to
defer travel expenses for the Habitat for Humanity group.
Winners will be announced Feb. 1. For more information, contact
Heather Johnson, career counselor at the Career Center, at 642-6278.
Stock market simulation begins
spring semester Feb. 17 - top
Black Hills State University will
once again conduct the South Dakota Stock Market Simulation (SDSMS). The
spring 2003 simulation begins Monday, Feb. 17.
The SDSMS is a real-world, on-line
educational tool that increases student motivation and learning in a
variety of subjects and grade levels. Hundreds of student teams in South
Dakota compete each semester in this statewide competition in which they
research companies and invest $100,000 in a stock portfolio.
Student divisions include elementary/junior high school (grades 4-8),
high school, and college. All trading and research is performed on-line.
The registration fee is $15 per team and includes all teacher materials,
a bi-weekly Coordinator newsletter with information on the stock market
and a variety of business and economic events to stimulate student
discussion in the classroom.
To register on-line, click on the registration button at www.sdakotasms.com.
Team identification numbers and passwords will be issued and supporting
materials will be mailed to the teachers automatically.
Contact Don Altmyer, associate professor in the College of Business
and Technology at BHSU, for more information by emailing email@example.com
or calling 605-642-6266.
The SDSMS is sponsored by the South Dakota Council on Economic
Education and the Centers for Economic Education at the University of
South Dakota and Black Hills State University.
United Ministries holds
panel discussion on prejudice Jan. 16 - top
Part 1 of the FOCUS on Issues series, a series of events United
Ministries' students have put together in honor of Prejudice Awareness
Month, will be held Jan. 16 at
7 p.m. in the Student Union Market Place and will consist of a panel
Dr. Landis, Dr. Peterson, Dr. Salomon, and Dr. Ahmad.
The series is designed to open discussion about prejudice and raise
awareness about the impact of prejudice on everyone's lives.
This discussion is sponsored by United Ministries, the Center for
Indian Studies, and the Global Awareness Committee. Student chair for
this series is Becky Meyers. Contact Jean Helmer, director of United
Ministries, at 642-6556 for more information.
Film series starts off new
semester Jan. 23 - top
Black Hills State University will host a series of films during the
spring 2003 semester. The series, which includes five films, begins
Thursday, Jan. 23. All films are shown at 6 p.m. in Jonas 305.
The first film of the series, “Tortilla Soup,” a 2000 movie
directed by Maria Ripoll, shows the life of a retired Mexican American
chef Martin Naranjo (Hector Elizondo) and his three gorgeous, but
single, adult daughters. Things take a turn for the romantic when Dad, a
widower, meets a vivacious divorcee (Raquel Welch) on the lookout for a
mate, and each of his daughters, in turn, finds someone.
“Italian for Beginners,” the next film in the series, directed by
Lone Sherfig in 2000, will be shown Thursday, Feb. 20. This heartwarming
comedy warms the usually chilly Dogme 95 world of prickly eccentrics and
damaged souls with a glowing sense of hope and passion. A belligerent
restaurant manager, a repressed hotelier, a lonely hairdresser, and a
clumsy, childlike bakery clerk are among the lonely thirty-somethings
who escape the social disasters and comic chaos of their unfulfilled
lives in an Italian-language evening course.
A bonus film screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” will be shown
during “Stay on Campus Weekend” Saturday, Feb. 22. The Fab Four’s
first movie, directed by Richard Lester in 1964, is an exaggerated
“day in the life” by screenwriter Alun Owen, who based his script on
the Beatles’ actual celebrity at the time, catching them in the
delirious early rush of Beatlemania: eluding rampaging fans, killing
time on trains and in hotels, appearing on a TV broadcast.
The fourth film in the series, “Saving Grace,” directed in 2000
by Nigel Cole, will be shown Thursday, March 27. After her husband’s
suicide, a widow (Brenda Blethyn) discovers that her husband had
mortgaged everything they own, and the banks are ready to foreclose.
Faced with impending doom and little working knowledge except her
ability to grow plants, she struggles to save her home. Her gardener
comes to the rescue: Grace will grow marijuana and sell it to a London
“What Time Is It There?” will conclude the 2003 Spring Film
Series Thursday, April 10. The film, directed by Ming-liang Tsai in
2000, portrays the life of Hsiao Kang (Lee Kang-sheng) who sells watches
in the streets of Taipei for a living. A few days after his father’s
death, he meets a young woman, Shiang-Chyi, who leaves for Paris the
next day. In an effort to bridge the miles between them, he runs around
setting all the watches and clocks in Taipei to Paris time. Meanwhile,
in Paris, Shiang-Chyi is confronted with events that mysteriously seem
to be connected with Hsiao Kang. The surprising ending finally connects
the two main characters in a poetic, unexpected way.
All films will be shown on DVD and are open to the public at no
charge. Free popcorn will also be available courtesy of the BHSU
Residence Hall Association.
Details are available at the Spring
2003 Film Series website. For more information contact David
Salomon, assistant professor in the College of Arts and Sciences at
BHSU, at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 642-6240.
BHSU golden age activity
tickets available - top
age activity tickets for senior citizens who wish to attend Black Hills
State University activities are once again available for $10.
golden age activity pass admits senior citizens to all regular athletic,
theatre, and music events at the university. Special athletic events such as tournaments or playoff
games are not included.
are available to anyone 65 years old or older from the president's
Woodburn Hall Room 201.
opportunities announced - top
Below are the program materials received Jan. 1 through Jan. 8 in the Grants Office, Woodburn 218. 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.
Foundation. Black Hills State University’s Chiesman Endowment for Promoting
Democracy, 2003 Faculty Research Grants, is seeking applications from BHSU faculty members
interested in pursuing research in the areas of democracy, civic
education, law-related education, or the promotion of democratic
principles and ideals. The
endowment will award up to two (2) stipends of $6,000 each. Deadline
is Jan. 13. For more information,
Dr. George Earley at
extension 6270 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
deadlines and notification dates follow:
Feb. 1, 2003 – Deadline for three-page summaries and
March 1, 2003 – Research grant
finalists invited to prepare full 15-page proposals;
April 10, 2003 – Full proposals
May 10, 2003 – Announcement of
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,
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
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
April 15, 2003. http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/hfg.html