Resignations - top
- Ryan Ogan, computer support analyst, Computer Center
- Robin Roberts, food service worker, Food Service
receive Governor's Awards for course redesigns - top
Three Black Hills State
University faculty members, Pat Mackin, Jean Johnson and Dan Peterson,
received grant awards for two course redesign projects.
The BHSU projects are among
nine faculty-led projects at the state’s six public universities. Gov.
Mike Rounds is awarding nearly $550,000 to redesign courses for improved
student learning. The projects, all of which involve two or more
universities working collaboratively, aim to reduce costs of course
Mackin and Johnson, along
with Sharon Paranto from Northern State University, will use the grant
award to redesign an introduction to computers course (MIS 105). The
three faculty members plan to convert the course into a self-paced
Peterson will be working
with Sid Goss, a South Dakota School of Mines and Technology professor,
to use multi-media software in a redesigned introduction to sociology
The grant awards are going
to 22 higher education faculty members. Using externally-developed
course materials, faculty teams-each representing two, three, or four
public universities-will redesign specific courses to improve students'
learning of course content and to reduce the costs of offering the
"These grants will
encourage further efficiencies and collaboration within the public
university system," said Gov. Rounds. "At the same time, the
program also supports the continuing integration of technology within
the higher education curriculum."
University faculty members
typically work on a nine-month contract. Under the Governor's program,
faculty submitted proposals to spend the summer months redesigning
courses. The faculty members whose projects were chosen will receive a
grant that provides support for two to three months' work and release
time from teaching in the fall.
Robert T. Tad Perry,
executive director for the South Dakota Board of Regents, says the
Governor's awards will encourage collaboration and innovation. "The
courses being funded for redesign all involve two or more universities
who teach similar courses," he said. "It makes a lot of sense
to take advantage of the course materials already developed by other
universities across this country to further our institutional
collaboration in South Dakota."
The other grant awards are
John Peterson, Northern
State University; Jason Zimmerman, Bill Adamson, and Joseph Santos,
South Dakota State University; and Ralph Brown, University of South
Dakota; to use interactive problem sets, tutorials, and experiments
developed by Stanford University. All faculty listed will work on
course redesign for both economics courses.
Brian Himmelman, South
Dakota School of Mines and Technology; and Madeleine Andrawis, South
Dakota State University; to use Web materials, Java applets, and
online tutorials in the redesigned course.
Wayne Krause, South
Dakota School of Mines and Technology, and Alex Moutsoglou, South
Dakota State University; to utilize problem-solving software that
better prepares students for further coursework and engineering
Fathi Halaweish, South
Dakota State University, and Grigoriy Sereda, University of South
Dakota; to use molecular modeling software that represents
appearance and behavior of molecules.
Michael Schuldes, Dakota
State University, Manuel L. Penaloza, South Dakota School of Mines
and Technology; Sung Y. Shin, South Dakota State University; and
Carol Lushbough, University of South Dakota; to convert course from
lectures to case studies and student projects.
Raj Markanda, Northern
State University, and Jose D. Flores, University of South Dakota, to
redesign a course to introduce lab sessions using computational
software and Java programs.
presents at international conference - top
Nicholas Wallerstein, an associate professor of English at Black Hills
State University, recently presented a paper at the 38th
International Congress on Medieval Studies at the Medieval Institute at
Western Michigan University.
His paper, “The Ubi Sunt Problem in Beowulf’s Lay
of the Last Survivor,” argues that, in missing 1) the
Aristotelian erotesis of traditional medieval elegies, and 2)
the accompanying Christian consolation of the afterlife, the Lay has
been mischaracterized by scholars as an Ubi Sunt piece. These
two missing elements are representative of the Last Survivor's
irredeemable paganism--unlike many of the other characters in the poem, who exhibit
Wallerstein joined the BHSU faculty in 1997. He holds a Ph.D. in
English from the University of Oregon and a master's degree in theology
Tracton will participate in
National Science Foundation Chautauqua short course - top
Tracton, assistant professor of sociology in the College of Arts and
Sciences at Black Hills State University, was recently accepted to
participate in a National Science Foundation (NSF) Chautauqua short
course June 5-7 in Austin, Texas.
Tracton will attend the course, “Life History and Documentary
Approaches to Inquiries about Race and Community,” which will explore
multiple research methodologies as they relate to race relations.
Ricardo C. Ainslie of the University of Texas at Austin will lead the
The NSF Chautauqua short courses are designed for college faculty
development. These courses are offered annually by the NSF to promote
scientific endeavors and education.
Tracton holds a Ph.D. in sociology from South Dakota State
University. She has been teaching at BHSU since 1999.
Students and staff recognized
at honors breakfast - top
Black Hills State University students and staff members were
recognized recently at the annual commencement day honors breakfast in
the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. The cum laude, magna
cum laude, and summa cum laude honor graduates were recognized and
presented with honors cords to wear at the commencement ceremony.
Jennifer Thurm, a human services and sociology major from Rapid City,
was recognized as the female graduate with the highest grade point
average and Desmon Mitchell, a psychology major from Spearfish, was
honored as the highest-ranking male graduate. Michael Houdyshell, a
social science major Rapid City, was recognized for having the highest
grade point average among Ellsworth Air Force Base students.
John Fitzgerald, Student Senate president, presented awards on behalf
of the senate. Antonia Kucera, a mass communication major from Rapid
City, and Samuel Bobby, a speech communication major from Bowdle, were
honored as the outstanding 2003 graduates.
The Student Senate also recognized Al Sandau, associate professor of
theatre, as the outstanding BHSU faculty member and Ellen Melaragno,
senior secretary in the Student Union, as the outstanding BHSU staff
||Jennifer Thurm (left) and Desmon
Mitchell were recognized at the annual commencement day honors
breakfast as the female and male graduates with the highest grade
||Antonia Kucera (left) and Samuel
Bobby were honored by the Student Senate as the Outstanding 2003
graduates at the annual commencement day honors breakfast.
and Della-Vecchia receive honorary degrees at BHSU commencement -
|Johanna T. Meier and Guido S. Della-Vecchia became
the 12th and 13th recipients in the history
of Black Hills State University to receive honorary doctorate
degrees at the May commencement ceremony.
Della-Vecchia and Meier received the special recognition on the
recommendation of the BHSU music faculty, the dean of the College
of Arts and Sciences, the university commencement/awards
faculty senate, and the vice president for academic affairs. The
South Dakota Board
of Regents of Education conferred granting the
honorary doctorate degrees.
“Mr. Guido Della-Vecchia and Ms. Johanna Meier were chosen
|Johanna Meier (center) and Guido
Della-Vecchia (right) receive a certificate noting their honorary
doctorate of humane letters degrees. Dr. Thomas Flickema (left),
president of BHSU, presented the honorary degrees during the 145th
commencement ceremony last week. This is the first time in nearly
20 years that BHSU has awarded an honorary degree.
| this honor in recognition of the achieved
distinction within their profession and the outstanding
contributions to the people of South Dakota. The couple’s
distinguished operatic careers, their contributions to the
community of Spearfish, and their dedication to the advancement of
the arts make them important and outstanding role models for the
people of South Dakota,” Thomas Flickema, BHSU president, said.
“The two have had an important positive influence on the arts in
this community as well as the entire state of South Dakota. These
honorary doctorates bestow upon Mr. Della-Vecchia and Ms. Meier
the recognition they so richly deserve.”
BHSU has awarded only 11 honorary degrees in its history, and
this is the first time in nearly 20 years that an honorary
doctorate has been awarded. Josef Meier, Johanna’s father,
received an honorary doctorate of humane letters from BHSU in
After Della-Vecchia retired from his career as a classical
singer in 1980, he and Meier made Spearfish their permanent home
in 1984. In 1991, the couple assumed ownership of the Passion
Play, where Della-Vecchia continues to sing as the official
Passion Play soloist. Della-Vecchia also performs frequently in
the community and region.
Meier assumed the role of CEO and director of the Black Hills
Passion Play in 1991. The play was brought to America from Germany
by her father, Josef in 1932 and has been in continuous production
ever since, giving performances all over the United States and
Canada. The first local performance of the Passion Play was held
in Woodburn Auditorium on the BHSU campus during the summer of
1938. The production played for five weeks that first summer.
Working with Black Hills area businessmen, an outdoor amphitheater
was constructed and the Passion Play found a permanent home in
Spearfish in 1939. For years the Passion Play had two permanent
amphitheaters, one in Spearfish and the other in Lake Wales, Fla.
At present, the Passion Play retains a permanent amphitheater in
Spearfish, where it serves as a powerful cultural experience as
well as a major tourist destination.
Meier continues to contribute to cultural education in South
Dakota and the Spearfish community through the School of Opera and
Vocal Arts, which she started in 1997. Through her dedication and
professionalism, this endeavor has become a successful part of the
Black Hills State University Summer Institute of the Arts. As the
artistic director of the Summer Institute of the Arts, Meier
brings in accomplished performing artists from across the United
States to further the musical education of aspiring opera singers.
The performance of these students attracts growing audiences and
represents a substantial step in the realization of her dream of
making Spearfish a cultural center.
Della-Vecchia has also been a fervent supporter of the arts,
particularly on a regional basis, and has been the artistic
consultant and co-founder of the Black Hills Chamber Music
Festival in South Dakota. In addition, he has assisted in the
artistic direction of the Summer Institute of the Arts.
Regents recognize student
groups - top
The South Dakota Board of Regents recently presented awards to
student organizations from Black Hills State University and South Dakota
School of Mines and Technology.
"Black Hills State University is proud of the accomplishments of
these outstanding student groups," said Dr. Judith Haislett, vice
president for student life at BHSU. "Their activities and service
enhance the campus and the entire community." Haislett thanked the
students for dedicating their time and talents to serve others through
volunteerism and student leadership.
The BHSU student groups recognized were Kappa Delta Pi with an award
for academic excellence, Sigma Tau Gamma with an award for community
service, and Lakota Omniciye with an award for organizational
Kappa Delta Pi recognizes high academic performance by teacher
education candidates in the College of Education. In 2002, the Black
Hills State chapter initiated 47 members. Kappa Delta Pi offers members
professional development, undergraduate and graduate scholarship
opportunities, and monthly journals promoting effective research and
continued learning in the education field.
organization offers an excellent experience for students pursuing
teaching careers to sample what the profession has to offer and the
rewards of being a teacher,” said Haislett.
Sigma Tau Gamma is focused on service to the community and those who
are less fortunate. The group conducts a two-mile cleanup of the highway
along Spearfish Canyon, sponsors the Books for Kids Drive, and sponsors
an annual "waterbed sleep-a-thon," with proceeds directed to
people who are in need. The group has received national honors for its
fundraising efforts; they also implemented a Study Hours program last
fall to encourage members to improve their overall grade point average.
“Whenever we need help,
Sig Tau is one of the best resources we have on campus. The members are
a cheerful reliable group who have a true dedication to this
community,” said Haislett.
The Lakota Omniciye club focuses on social and cultural activities
that contribute to an improved quality of student life on the BHSU
campus. The group is multi-cultural, with people of all backgrounds
welcomed. Starting the year with few returning members and all new
officers, the Lakota Omniciye members focused on leadership and
communication skills to solidify the club as a group. Members spent
considerable time and effort to raise more than $15,000 for a three-day
powwow celebration this spring.
“It is an honor to have
this group of students on our campus. They have a positive attitude and
work hard to make BHSU a welcoming place for students from all
cultures,” Haislett said.
The SDSMT groups who received recognition were:
Tau Beta Pi, an engineering honor society, received an academic
excellence award. Members are in the top one-eighth of the junior
engineering class or the top one-fifth of the senior engineering class.
At the society's national convention, the SDSMT chapter received awards
for outstanding projects and the Secretary's Commendation Award. Tau
Beta Pi sponsors an annual spring career fair and an Order of the
Engineer luncheon on campus. Three SDSMT students have received national
Tau Beta Pi scholarships, and one graduate student received a national
The Circle K club received a community service award for their 500
hours of community service in the past year. Members recently stayed up
for 24 continuous hours to conduct a community service marathon project
in Rapid City. SDSMT Circle K members have served as governor and
lieutenant governor for the Minnesota-Dakotas District of Circle K.
Members of Triangle Fraternity were honored for organizational
leadership. The group volunteers their services for many projects,
including highway cleanup, blood donor drives, a community haunted house
during Halloween, the Hospice Christmas party, and as servers at a local
arts festival. Fraternity members also serve as leaders in other
campus-based organizations, including Student Association, the school
entertainment club, Students Against Drunk Driving, the homecoming
committee, Student Ambassadors, Tech Geological Association, and the
||Kappa Delta Pi officers Amanda Heibult (left),
from Sturgis, and Julie Kortum (right), from Gillette, Wyo., along
with Carol Hess (center), associate education professor and group
advisor, display the plaque their organization received from the
South Dakota Board of Regents in recognition of academic
excellence. The BHSU
student group recognizes high academic performance by teacher
education candidates and offers members professional development
and scholarship opportunities.
Business and Technology announces scholarship winners - top
The College of Business and Technology at Black Hills State
University has announced the scholarship winners for the 2003-04
The following students received $1,000 scholarships: Marci Aberg, a
freshman business administration major from Sturgis, Evelyn Elliot
Scholarship; Melanie Haynes, a freshman business
administration/accounting major from Philip, Frank L. Mattern Memorial
Scholarship; Rebecca L. Baker, a junior business administration major
from Spearfish, Business Department Scholarship; Adree Borho, a
sophomore business administration/management major from Dickinson, N.D.,
Business Department Scholarship; and Nora Danforth, a business services
management graduate student from Spearfish, Roland Dolly Loyalty
Anita Simmons, a junior business administration major from Sturgis,
received a $1,000 Business Department Scholarship and the $500 First
Western Bank Scholarship.
A $1,000 Mary Givogri Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Callie
Hennessey, a sophomore tourism and hospitality management major from
Belle Fourche. Hennessey also received a $250 South Dakota Innkeepers
Molly Dibble, a junior tourism and hospitality management major from
Edgemont, was awarded three scholarships, a $1,000 Mary Givogri Memorial
Scholarship, the $500 John A. Riordan Memorial Scholarship, and the $500
Patricia Romkema Memorial Scholarship.
Max Wilen, a senior accounting major from Belle Fourche, received the
$700 E.C. Mikkelsen Scholarship and the $500 George Edward Martin
Winners of $625 scholarships were: Scott Hardesty, a freshman network
administration major from Belle Fourche, Montana-Dakota Utilities
Scholarship; Brittany Rader, an incoming freshman business
administration major from Hoven, Montana-Dakota Utilities Scholarship;
Samantha Cripps, a freshman business administration/management major
from Wright, Wyo., Business Department Scholarship; Penny Thompson, an
incoming freshman business administration major from Philip, Business
Department Scholarship; and Catrina Schlautman, a junior business
administration major from Gillette, Wyo., Business Department
Students who received $500 scholarships were: Eric Ligtenberg, a
senior from Canistota, Bohmont/Horn Scholarship; Kyle Schuler, an
incoming freshman technology major from Belle Fourche, Leonard Edwards
Scholarship; Amanda Tucker, an incoming freshman drafting major from
Madison, Gary Moser Memorial Scholarship; Rebecca Baker, a junior
drafting major from Rapid City, Walt Sheinost Memorial Scholarship;
Chris Hansen, a junior drafting major from Spearfish, Walt Sheinost
Memorial Scholarship; Martin Lemke, a freshman technology major from
Sturgis, South Dakota Technology Education Association; Steve Tanska, a
freshman technology major from Whitefish, Mont., Technology Scholarship;
Becky Guptill, a sophomore business administration/accounting major from
Interior, A. W. Nelson Memorial Scholarship; Annette Sickler, a
sophomore business administration/accounting major from Whitewood,
Accounting Faculty Scholarship; Shawn Darling, a freshman business
administration/entrepreneurial studies major from Black Hawk, Joy Termes
Scholarship; Erin Richards, a junior business administration major from
Minot, N.D., Dean’s Scholarship; Kari Kramlich, a freshman business
administration/management major from Eureka, Bryce and Clara Christensen
Scholarship; Jessica VanLaecken, an incoming freshman political science
major from Letcher, Mt. Rushmore Secretaries Scholarship; Morgan Moore,
a sophomore business administration/accounting major from Belle Fourche,
Spearfish Optimist Club Scholarship; Ryan Fremont, a freshman business
administration/management major from Spearfish, Spearfish Optimist Club
Scholarship; Cody Byrum, a junior business administration/management
major from Spearfish, Michael Schlimgen Memorial Scholarship; and Nicole
a sophomore business administration major from Upton, Wyo., Yvonne
Weyrich Business Scholarship.
Kylee Schaefer, a freshman business education major from Platte,
received the $500 Howard and Elaine Perry Scholarship and the $500
Darleen Young Scholarship.
A $250 South Dakota Innkeepers Scholarship was awarded to Teresa
Montgomery, a freshman business administration/tourism major from Hot
The Wall Street Journal Student Achievement Award went to Erin Carr,
a senior business administration major from Belle Fourche, while
Kimberly Hamilton, a senior business education major from Spearfish,
received the National Business Education Association Award of Merit.
of Education at Black Hills State University presents scholarship awards
Black Hills State University recently held a reception to honor
scholarship recipients. Each year the College of Education at BHSU
awards several thousands of dollars in scholarships to deserving
students who are seeking teaching degrees.
Dean Myers, the dean of the College of Education, said, “We are
impressed with this year’s award winners. They are pursuing
bachelor’s degrees in elementary and secondary education while staying
involved in a host of activities that help others. We are confident
these future teachers are leaving BHSU ready to meet the diversity of
needs they will find in tomorrow’s classrooms. We are very proud of
the scholarship winners.”
Sarah Bonnichsen, Spearfish; and Raegan Sugden, Rapid City, received
the Marie Giese Loveland Memorial Scholarships. These two fully-funded
scholarships are awarded to one junior and one senior, who have been
fully admitted into the teacher education program and are enrolled as
fulltime students. The recipients must achieve and maintain a 3.5 grade
point average (GPA) and submit two letters of recommendation, one from a
field experience cooperating teacher and one from a university/college
faculty member. The award covers the South Dakota resident rate cost of
tuition and fees for 32 credit hours per academic year, plus a $2,500
stipend for room and board. The junior award is renewable without
reapplying, provided the student maintains a minimum 3.5 GPA and makes
satisfactory academic progress.
Mark Braun, Gregory; Amanda DeVries, Rapid City; Sara Schafer, Rapid
City; Alicia Rath, Spearfish; and Nathan Schaunaman, Barnard, received
the Walter Higbee and Dorcile Fowler Memorial Scholarships of $1,000,
which are awarded to new freshmen majoring in elementary or special
education who have a minimum 3.0 GPA, a minimum ACT score of 22, are
enrolled fulltime, and are South Dakota residents. Special consideration
is given for handicaps and/or financial need.
Danielle Mahlen, Spearfish; and Michelle Mahlen, Spearfish, received
the Betty Richey Scholarships of $1,000, which are awarded to third or
fourth year undergraduates who are majoring in elementary education.
Students must be West River/South Dakota residents.
LaNaya Durland, Rapid City, received the Dorothy Beck Memorial
Scholarship of $1000, which is awarded to a fulltime student majoring in
elementary education with a minimum 2.0 GPA.
Jodi Albano, Rapid City; Nancy Hendricks, Wilmot; and Danette Serr,
Faith, received the Myriam Ackley Scholarships of $750, which are
awarded to secondary teaching majors with a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Timothy Bishop, Spearfish; and Janelle Skaggs, Powell, received the
Physical Education Major Scholarships of $750, which are awarded to
second, third, or fourth year students majoring in physical education
who have a minimum 2.6 GPA and who are involved in school, community, or
Skaggs also received the Louise Smock Scholarship, which is awarded
to a junior or senior student majoring in physical education.
Gretchen Brimm, Spearfish, received the E.C. Mikkelsen Scholarship of
$700, which is awarded to a student from western South Dakota who is
majoring in math, business, education, or computers and has a minimum
Surrena Davidson, Sheridan, Wyo., received the Wellness Management
Scholarship of $700, which is awarded to a second, third, or fourth year
student majoring in wellness management who has a minimum 2.6 GPA and is
involved in school, community, or professional activities. Davidson also
received the Mary Stewart Memorial Scholarship of $500, which is awarded
to a senior female student active in sports, dance or recreation.
Emily Baenen, Huron; April Beffert, Cheyenne, Wyo.; Rachel Braaten,
Thermopolis, Wyo.; Jennifer Dieltz, Sioux Falls; Resa Fincher, Parker;
Katrina Jensen, Whitewood; Michael Jones, Spearfish; and Pamela Koller,
Edgemont, received the Center for the Advancement of Mathematics &
Science Education Scholarships. One $550 award and seven $350 awards
were awarded to students who participated in the university’s
Distinguished Scholars Program in Mathematics and Science Education.
Valerie Culver, Newell; Teri Dibble, Edgemont; Dieltz; and Kristi
Tveit, Pierre, received the College of Education Alumni Scholarships of
$500, which are awarded to students who are majoring in elementary
education, middle school education, special education, or library media
and maintain a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Fincher, and Casey McCoy, Sisseton, received the Richard L., Bernice
& Gail E. Cundy/Lavon M. Colwell/Cundy Bar TL Ranches Scholarships
of $500, which are awarded to students of junior or senior status. The
recipients must be fulltime elementary education majors, be South Dakota
residents, and maintain a 3.0 GPA.
Koller received the Marguerite Vigna Memorial Scholarship of
$500, which is awarded to a junior or senior elementary education major
with a minimum 3.5 GPA.
Abby Helling, Aberdeen; Scott Pies, Vale; Elizabeth Reindl, Cherry
Creek; and Sandra L. Reindl, Cherry Creek, received the College of
Education Department/Native American Scholarships of $500. Recipients
must be majoring in elementary education, middle school education,
special education, or library media, and must have a minimum 3.0 GPA.
Rebecca Baker, Rapid City; and Nancy Hurtig, Rapid City, received the
Arthur J. Herder, Jr. Memorial Scholarships of $500, which are awarded
to fulltime upperclassmen education majors who graduated from Rapid City
Central High School. The recipients are required to write a two-page
essay about why they want to be teachers.
Sarah Larson, Hill City; and Brandy Miller, Spearfish, received the
Spearfish Lions Scholarships of $500, which are awarded to third or
fourth year undergraduates who are majoring in special education and
have a minimum 3.0 GPA. The recipients are selected on the basis of
scholastic excellence, the need, and the potential for contributing to
special education. The scholarships are presented in memory of past
Vincent Schmaltz, Custer, received the Gladys Holst McFarland
Memorial Scholarship of $500, which is awarded to a second, third, or
fourth year undergraduate who is majoring in elementary, secondary, or
special education; enrolled as a fulltime student with a minimum 3.0 GPA
and shows outstanding leadership ability.
Loree Crawford, Rapid City, received the Shirley Leone Martin
Scholarship of $500, which is awarded to a senior student enrolled
fulltime who is married, majoring in elementary education, and has a 2.0
GPA. The recipient must
also be a U.S. citizen and a Christian.
Loretta Herman, Timber Lake, received the Olga Meyers Memorial
Scholarship of $500, which is awarded to a third or fourth year
undergraduate majoring in education who is enrolled fulltime with a
minimum 2.75 GPA. Preference is given to a South Dakota resident from Midland
and/or Stanley, Jones, Jackson or Haakon Counties.
Jessica Nedved, Wagner, received the Wes and Gladys Storm Scholarship
of $500, which is awarded to a freshman majoring in education who has a
minimum 2.0 GPA and who scored 18 or better on the ACT test.
Preference is given to a Rapid City or western South Dakota
Patricia Gesinger, Spearfish, received the Freeda Summers Schroeder
Scholarship of $500, which is awarded to a junior traditional female
student with financial need who is majoring in elementary education, is
a resident of South Dakota, and has a 3.0 GPA.
Jennifer Linn, Sturgis; and D’Anne Thompson, Marcus, received the
Martha V. Johnson Memorial Book Scholarships of $350, which are awarded
to fulltime juniors or seniors who have been admitted into the College
of Education with a cumulative 3.0 GPA and are South Dakota residents.
Whitney Rencountre II, Spearfish, received the Bonnie Jewitt Memorial
Scholarship of $350, which is awarded to a fulltime elementary education
major of sophomore, junior or senior status with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Jill Avery, Rapid City, received the Fallbeck Technology Scholarship
of $300, which is awarded to a special education major of sophomore,
junior, or senior status. The recipient must write an original
composition titled “Assistive Technology Applications for Pupils with
Ashley Lamphere, Sturgis, received the Bud and Josephine Jones
Memorial Scholarship of $300, which is awarded to a fulltime junior or
senior who has been admitted into the College of Education with a
cumulative 3.0 GPA.
Lisa Woodworth, Rapid City, received the Charlotte Mayree Roebuck
O’Neil Memorial Scholarship of $300, which is awarded to a fulltime
female junior or senior student who is majoring in elementary or
secondary education with a minimum 2.5 GPA.
Terri Vandersnick, Spearfish, received the Mabel M. Spencer Memorial
Scholarship of $300, which is awarded to a fulltime student majoring
in education with a 3.0 GPA.
Shelley Dukat, Bison, received the Mary Sanders Scholarship of $250,
which is awarded to an elementary education major with a minimum 3.0
April Kleinschmidt, Harrold, received the Dr. Malvin Skarsten
Memorial Scholarship of $250, which is awarded to a South Dakota
resident pursuing a career as an elementary education teacher,
administrator, or American History teacher at the junior or senior
Shannon Wood, Faith, received the Ruby Breck and Irene Rickard Book
Scholarship of $200, which is awarded to a female elementary education
major of junior or senior status.
Stacey Yost, Ree Heights, received
the Students of Higbee Scholarship award, funded by former students of
Walter Higbee. This is an annual award for an outstanding special
education major that has demonstrated consistent commitment in class.
opportunities - top
Below are the program materials received May 8-14
in the Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information,
contact our office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union
bulletin board near the information desk.
of Education. American
History Grants (ED). The
Education Department seeks applications for partnership projects to
improve K-12 teachers’ knowledge, understanding and appreciation
of American history. Deadline
is June 6 for requested letters of intent and July 7 for
Science Foundation. Learning
Science Centers (NSF). The
National Science Foundation is seeking proposals that establish
large-scale long-term centers to create the intellectual and
organizational foundation to advance learning research.
Deadline is Aug. 5 for letters of intent required for
centers, Aug. 5 for catalyst awards for partnership building, and
Sept. 17 for center full proposals.
“Funding,” “What’s New,” “NSF 03-573”)
Microsystems Academic Equipment Grant Program.
The Sun Microsystems Academic Equipment Grant Program
donates equipment to educational organizations that have developed
creative projects that address the company’s investment priorities
and create partnerships for success.
Remaining 2003 deadlines are June 30 and Sept. 30.
Application form is available online.
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,
May 16 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