Black Hills State to host
recital in honor of Women's History Month - top
As a part of the March celebration of Women’s History Month, the
Black Hills State University music department will present the recital,
“WomanSong: Sister Groups,” March 29 at 2 p.m. in Deadwood.
This recital is the second of a series, following last year’s
“WomanSong: Torchsingers.” The recital represents research conducted
by Dr. Susan Hove-Pabst, BHSU associate professor of music, on the
popular American singing groups of the 1920s-60s which were comprised of
“Siblings often sang together at home, gathering around a piano,
radio, or phonograph. Usually they were active in the music of their
church, school, and community. Some
were trained musicians while others were self-taught or parent-taught.
Although many sisters performed, a small percentage of them were
‘discovered’ for a radio program or a vaudeville show (or in later
years television),” according to Hove-Pabst.
“For those who did become career musicians, radio, television,
stage shows, films, and recordings all played an important role. In the
1920s and 30s the Boswell Sisters were described by the “Popular
Songs” magazine as ‘the foremost harmony team of the world…Yowzah!’
They were followed by the Andrews Sisters, who were the musical
embodiment of the war years of the 1940s. The King Sisters’ popularity
overlapped the earlier groups and the McGuire Sisters, who were popular
in the 1950s. In the 1950s and 60s the Lennon Sisters were a part of
Americana, entering our homes by way of the Lawrence Welk Show every
Saturday night,” Hove-Pabst said.
The recital will include harmonized songs popularized by these
groups. Hove-Pabst will
serve as music director. Vocalists performing include Hove-Pabst,
Dewalea Alsup, an area musician who has previously performed with BHSU
groups, Leslie Spiers, a BHSU graduate who is now a Spearfish elementary
teacher; along with Carol Olson Rye and Helene Haakenson Olson. The trio
of Rye, Olson, and Hove-Pabst is a reunion for three singers who first
performed as a trio in the 1960s as the Tioga Teen Toppers and were also
part of the Tioga, N.D., high school choral program.
Stephen Parker, BHSU assistant music professor, and
Ron Wiley, adjunct faculty member, will join
in selected numbers. Lori
Miller, BHSU adjunct faculty member, will be the pianist and will be
joined by Randall Royer, BHSU associate music professor, on guitars and
woodwinds and Christopher Hahn, BHSU music instructor, on trumpet.
Jake’s at the Midnight Star in Deadwood is once again hosting the
WomanSong recital. The recital is open to the public. There is no
admission charge and reservations are not being taken. There will be
refreshments available for purchase.
For more information contact Hove-Pabst at 642-6230.
ABWA announces Black Hills State
University scholarships - top
The Northern Black Hills Chapter of the American Business Women’s
Association (ABWA) is taking applications for female students who plan
to attend Black Hills State University during the fall 2003 and spring
2004 semesters. A total of four
ABWA $600 scholarships are available with distribution of $300 each
Applications may be obtained at the BHSU Enrollment Center and the
Spearfish High School guidance office. Application
deadline is Feb. 28, 2003.
Scholarships are made available each year through the ABWA annual
STRUT fundraiser. This relay race
is sponsored each fall by area businesses that contribute money, beams,
and prizes to raise dollars for scholarships.
For more information, please contact Sharon Allen at 717-1229 or
and Information Services offers technology related workshops - top
Instructional and Information Services will once again offer
technology related workshops for faculty and staff. Most workshops will
focus on one or two topics within one of the Microsoft applications such
as Word, Excel or Access or cover topics related to using classroom
technology, the library, or Graphic and Media Services.
The first workshop, "Excel Tips," will offer two sessions,
8 to 9 a.m. and 2 to 3 p.m., Friday, Jan. 31. Both sessions will
meet in Room 004 in the basement of the library. The course will cover
formatting, functions and other editing tips. Participants should be
familiar with Microsoft Excel.
Enrollment is limited to 12 for each workshop session. Those
interested in attending the workshop should contact Arnie Hemmingson by
email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Graduate Council minutes
The Graduate Council met Jan. 21 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas 309.
Earley, Molseed, Sujithamrack, Mueller, Erickson, and Silva were
present. Absent were Alsup, Cook, Fuller, and Salomon.
Silva reported that her subcommittee had developed procedures and
guidelines for becoming a graduate faculty member.
The council agreed that the proposed rules would be distributed to
faculty, the Council of Deans, the vice president for Academic Affairs,
and the president for input prior to adoption at the February meeting.
Chair thanked Silva, Molseed, Fuller, and Erickson for their work.
A motion was made and seconded to raise the TOEFL cutoff score to 530
in line with the undergraduate cutoff. Motion passed.
Molseed reported there was a new MSCI cohort started which is totally
Molseed also mentioned that NCATE is coming in February.
Regarding the MSBSM Sujithamrack reported:
- The number of graduate students in BSM is slightly down this
- In the process of evaluating current prerequisites for all
courses and the option of some prerequisites, in terms of UG
courses for non-business UG majors.
- We have developed new recruiting brochures and posters that will be sent to schools in
South Dakota as well as the surrounding region.
- We should have at least four to five externally funded assistantships
available next fall.
Molseed reported that we have a problem in that students must
march in graduation prior to fulfilling many of the courses. This is
particularly true of those who complete their degree in the summer but
must march in May. Molseed will bring a recommendation to the
committee in February.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are the program materials received Jan. 9 through Jan. 22 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.
Department of Education. FIPSE.
The Education Department’s Fund for the Improvement of
Postsecondary Education seeks applications to address four
priorities to improve postsecondary education opportunities.
ED particularly invites projects that:
the quality of K-12 teaching through new models of teacher
preparation and new kinds of IHE/school partnerships that enhance
students’ preparation for, access to and success in college;
innovative curriculum/instruction reforms at the college
preparation, undergraduate, graduate and professional levels,
including the area of civic education, especially through
student-centered or technology-mediated strategies, and;
cost-effective ways to improve postsecondary instruction and
new ways and encourage wider adoption of proven approaches to
ensuring equal access and increased retention for students
underrepresented in postsecondary education.
Science Foundation. Centers
for Learning and Teaching. The
National Science Foundation is inviting applications for
partnerships between higher education institutions and K-12 schools
and school districts to increase the quality of teacher preparation,
classroom practice and research in elementary, secondary and
informal science and math education.
Deadline is Feb. 28 for optional letters of intent and April
24 for applications. www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03522/nsf03522.htm
Farm Companies Foundation. Priority
school grants go to colleges and universities undertaking insurance
studies, actuarial science and financial services studies. Deadline: None. Requests exceeding $100,000 are considered quarterly.
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 at the Grants Office,
Woodburn 218, 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. The next application deadline is Friday, Jan. 31 at 12 p.m.
The applicants are encouraged to
contact the committee members for advice prior to completing their
proposals. The members are John Alsup, Steve Anderson, Tom Cox, Abdollah
Farrokhi (chair), Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane Sarver, and Rob