BHSU Chiesman Endowment
2003 Faculty Research Grant recipients - top
State University faculty members, Dr. Ahrar Ahmad, professor of
political science, and Dr. Vincent King, assistant professor of English,
were recently awarded the 2003 Faculty Research Grants from the BHSU
Chiesman Endowment for the Study and Promotion of Democracy.
research topic is “Islam in South Asia: Intellectual and Historical
Forces in the Construction of Democratic Alternatives.” King will
research the topic “Integrating the Canon of Antebellum American
Faculty Research Grants are funded through an endowment to BHSU by the
late Ms. Allene Chiesman. The grants are designed to allow faculty
members to pursue research that allows a greater understanding of
democracy in America. Any BHSU faculty member may apply for the yearly
received his doctorate in political science from Southern Illinois
University. He has been teaching at BHSU since 1992. King holds a Ph.D.
in English from the University of South Carolina at Columbia and has been a member
of the BHSU faculty since 1996.
Track meet renamed to honor
former coach Dave Little - top
Dave Little, former track and field
coach, cross country coach and athletic director at Black Hills
State University, was recognized recently when the winter
invitational track meet was renamed the BHSU Dave
Little Winter Indoor Invitational to permanently honor
him for all he’s done for track and field and the university.
whose name is nearly
with winning cross country and track titles, was one
of the state’s most successful collegiate track and
cross-country coaches. During his coaching
tenure at BHSU, Little established
(left) looks on as BHSU president Thomas Flickema (center)
presents Dave Little (right) with a plaque commemorating the
renaming of the winter invitational track meet in Little's
dynasty in the SDIC by winning 17 cross-country titles and 30
track and field championships in men’s and women’s
competition. Through the 70s and early 80s his men’s teams
dominated the league by winning 12 consecutive titles in both
cross country and track and field.
His women’s track and field teams won eight consecutive
SDIC titles from 1987 to 1994.
“We are honored to name this track
meet after Dave Little. For more than 30 years, Dave has given
his heart and soul to the BHSU track and field programs. It is
only fitting that we honor him by naming our winter invitational
the BHSU Dave Little Winter Indoor Invitational,” Bud Synhorst,
BHSU athletic director, said.
Little began his collegiate coaching
career at Black Hills State 30 years ago as head cross country
coach. In 1970 he took over as track and field head coach from
Bill Jordan. In 1987 he added to his coaching responsibilities
the women’s cross country and track programs. For his coaching
accomplishments, Little was named NAIA District 12 coach of the
year 14 times, South Dakota Sports Writer’s coach of the year
once (1978), women’s SDIC coach of the year (1998), and was
recognized as an honorary referee at the 2001 Howard Wood Relays
in Sioux Falls. He also served a two-year term (1984-86) as
president of the NAIA executive committee on cross country.
The former coach once calculated that
he had driven more than 600,000 miles recruiting and attending
competitions as a BH coach and spent more than 2 ˝ years
attending track and cross-country competitions if all his
coaching days were added together.
Scott Walkinshaw, current BHSU cross
country and track and field coach, suggested honoring Little for
his long-term dedication to the sport. Walkinshaw has continued
the winning tradition in cross country and track and field at
BHSU as he now leads a very successful program.
Walkinshaw’s cross country teams won the NAIA
Combined Team National
Championships in 2000 and were NAIA
Combined Team National
Runner-Ups in 2001
and 2002. He was named coach of the year in 2000.
Imaginative Writers Group Short Story Contest held tomorrow - top
The first annual BHSU Imaginative Writers Group Short
Story Contest will be Saturday, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. in Jonas 101.
The contest is open to all BHSU students. First prize is
$100 and the first and second place stories will be published in The
New Green Bowl Review, a student published literary magazine.
For more information email email@example.com.
technology workshops offered - top
Information and Instructional Services is offering
faculty and staff two technology workshops next week.
“Excel Pivot Tables” is scheduled for Wednesday,
Feb. 12 from 8-9 a.m. in Library Room 004. The instructor will be Arnie
Hemmingson, chief information officer at BHSU. Participants should have
a good working knowledge of Excel.
Two sessions of “Saving Data to a Read-Write CD Drive”
are scheduled for Friday, Feb. 14. The first will be from 8-9 a.m. and
the second will run from 2-3 p.m. Both sessions will be held in Library
Room 004. Cal Crooks, director of Graphics and Media, will serve as
Registrations are now being taken via the website.
Contact Arnie Hemmingson at firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
Markie Scholz presents at BHSU - top
Hills State University Reading Council is sponsoring the Dragons Are Too
Seldom Puppet Productions annual winter puppet show Thursday, Feb. 13 at
5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Market Place.
Local artist Markie Scholz will present her new play “Alpha Saves
the Beticals” at BHSU. In the play, Planet X is in trouble. Queen ICU
and ICU2, commonly known as Queen 2-Face, and King Fish, king of the
H20's and C’s are at war. Each thinks he or she should rule the whole
planet and each wants to destroy the Beticals, a peaceful race.
Confusion abounds as Alpha and Zed work to bring peace to Planet X and
save the Beticals in the bargain.
The one hour
program includes Scholz and her cast of puppets
who began productions in 1971.
Since that time, she and her puppets have performed in 39 states
and six countries. Scholz travels 30,000 to 70,000 miles a year in her
pursuit to bring puppets to the masses.
a wonderful profession,” says Scholz.
“It allows you to share a magical time with wonderful people.
I hope I will still be a puppeteer when I am 95.”
is free and the public is welcome to attend. For more information about
the performance visit www.dragonsaretooseldom.com
or call the BHSU Reading Council at 642-6405.
BHSU Theatre presents Two
by Two Feb. 20-23 - top
The Black Hills State University Theatre
will present Two by Two Feb. 20-22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2:30
p.m. in Woodburn Auditorium.
A musical by Richard Rodgers, Two by Two, based on the play The
Flowering Peach by Clifford Odets and the book by Peter Stone, is a
refreshing retelling of the biblical story of Noah.
Rodgers entered his seventh decade of writing for the theatre
while collaborating with Martin Charnin to write this portrayal.
The play depicts Noah facing many challenges as he fulfills a command
from God. It seems that the
building of the ark was only the first of Noah’s many daunting
challenges in a journey that wasn’t always smooth sailing. By turns
inspirational and hilarious, we discover that being chosen by God for
great things does not necessarily simplify the daily demands made of a
father and husband. It’s good
fun from The Good Book and when the land has dried, man and beast alike
are invited to go forth and prosper in a bright new world.
Two by Two will be performed by a cast of eight including
Isaac Waring, a freshman music major from Spearfish, as Noah; Kristine
Anne Schaffer, a junior vocal music major from Custer, as Esther; Nic
Hansen, a junior speech communications major from Spearfish, as Japheth;
Mike Waring, a freshman from Spearfish, as Shem; Jonas Lynch, a
sophomore drafting major from Lily, as Ham; Teresa Addington, a senior
speech communications major from Lead, as Leah; Andrea Farr, a senior
instrumental music major from Colstrip, Mont., as Rachel; and Sara
Goeden, a freshman mass communications major from Pierre, as Goldie.
Scenery crew chief Addington; John Fitzgerald, a freshman political
science major from Belle Fourche; Melita Roberts, a sophomore mass
communications major from Spearfish; Elizabeth Verhey, a freshman
English major from Rapid City; Kimm Lischefska, a graduate student from
Sturgis; Amanda Olson, a sophomore elementary education major from
Hettinger, N.D.; Kristi Parquet, a freshman from Midland; and Schaffer
are responsible for scenery design.
Lighting crew chief Martie Combs, a senior speech communications
major from Deadwood; Tom Kobes, a freshman from Rapid City; Hansen; and
Mike Waring will handle the lighting.
Sound crew chief Jared Gaskill, a freshman technology major from
Colstrip, Mont.; Lynch; and Isaac Waring will provide the sound.
Costumes crew chief Jessica Hinker, a sophomore mass communications
major from Forestburg; Goeden; and Farr will provide the costumes.
Jacob (Mosas) Feeley, a junior art major from Diamondville, Wyo.,
created the programs and posters for this theatre production.
Contact Al Sandau for more information at 642-6268.
Tickets may be reserved by contacting the BHSU theatre box office
at 642-6171 the week of the play or emailing email@example.com.
Welo wins Black Hills
State University Alumni Mile - top
Rob Welo, Aurora, Colo., won the 11th annual Black Hills
State University Alumni Mile, with a time of 5:02. This was Welo’s
sixth win for the event. Twenty-two runners competed in the mile run
which was held during the BHSU Winter Invitational at the Donald E.
Young Sports and Fitness Center. Alumni
Mile competitors included, front row, left to right, Dan Crain, Class of
’89; Rob Welo, Class of ’92; Aaron Nida, Class of ‘93; Jim Glazer,
Class of ’96; John Humke, Class of ’88; Al Finch, Class of ’79;
Brian Harms; and Dave Little, former coach. Back row, left to right,
Travis Shoults; Keith Moon, Class of ’85; Dan Sorensen, Class of
’94; Marcia Moon, Steve Hayes, Class of ’02; Claude McBroom, Class
of ’94; Mary Kate Guilfoyle; Travis Thorn, Jack Kirtley, Class of
’93; Gerald Collogan, Class of ’74; Fred Romkema; Priscilla Romkema,
Class of ’79; Scott Kieper, Class of ’95; and Randy Mink, Class of
‘70. Not pictured is Scott Underwood.
Spearfish Winter Arts
events scheduled throughout February - top
The Spearfish Center for the Arts and Humanities (SCA&H)
has added an event to the annual Spearfish Winter Arts. In addition to
the Hot Chocolate Days Art Walk and the Winter Art Show, the SCA&H
will conduct the First Annual Winter Art Auction this year.
During Hot Chocolate Days, Feb. 10-17, the public
is invited to enjoy a cup of hot chocolate and view art at participating
businesses around town. Last year over 70 businesses and artists
participated in the Hot Chocolate Days Art Walk.
The Winter Art Show provides an opportunity for
Spearfish area and regional artists to display their art. Exhibits may
be viewed at the Matthews Opera House Monday, Feb. 10 from 1 p.m. to 5
p.m.; Tuesday, Feb. 11 through Friday, Feb. 14 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, Feb. 15 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Sunday, Feb. 16 from 12
p.m. until 4 p.m.
Gary Steinley will be instructing adult art
education classes the week of the Art Walk. The 16 artists involved in
the classes will donate one piece of original art work for the Winter
Art Auction. The auction will begin at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20 at
the Matthews Opera House. The Blue Ribbon Art Show Opening, including
the blue ribbon winners from the Winter Art Show, will precede the
auction Feb. 20 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
The Artists in Residence will be set up in the
Central Education Building on Jackson Boulevard to demonstrate their
talent and interact with all art lovers. The artists will be available
Monday, Feb. 10 through Friday, Feb. 14 to visit with the public.
BHSU student chosen to
portray the Yellow Doll in Chinese New Year celebration - top
During Deadwood’s Chinese New Year celebration
Feb. 15 Mary Ochse, a student a Black Hills State University, will
represent the Yellow Doll, a legendary young Chinese lady who lived in
secluded luxury before meeting a rather grim end.
The Grand Entry for the Year of the Ram celebration
will start at 1 p.m. in front of the Wild West Casino and proceed to
Miss Kitty’s Gaming Hall. The grand entry will be led by Karen Kitzan,
who will be wearing an authentic Chinese costume and leading a ram from
her family farm. It will also feature Vince and Joanne Coyle, serving as
the Emperor and Empress; Ochse as the Yellow Doll, riding in an
authentic rickshaw; other rams and sheep dogs and their trainer, Tracy
Miller; lion dancers and martial arts performers from San Francisco and
Oakland; local martial arts performers; as well as a representative from
Reptile Gardens in Rapid City.
People attending the celebration can view the
display of Chinese literature, books, periodicals, pamphlets and
calendars sent to Deadwood each year directly from the Chinese Embassy
in Washington, D.C.
Chinese New Year has been celebrated at Miss
Kitty’s Chinatown Café each year since 1990. This year’s
celebration, marking the arrival of the year 4640, will conclude when
the lion dancers, martial arts performers, and the Yellow Doll,
accompanied by drums, cymbals and fireworks parade through the Wild West
Yellow Jacket mascot unveiled - top
Hills State University is now using a redesigned Yellow Jacket mascot to
represent its athletic department.
The new look for the Yellow Jacket graphic was designed by Brian
Busch, a 1984 BHSU alumnus, now president/CEO of So Square Advertising
in Rapid City. BHSU changed the mascot after notification by Georgia
Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) in Atlanta, Ga., that the Yellow
Jacket graphic formerly used by BHSU too closely resembled the
copyrighted mascot used at Georgia Tech.
The use of a Yellow Jacket as a mascot has a long tradition at Black
Hills State, dating back to the late 1920s. Over the years, the school
has used a variety of graphic representations of the Yellow Jacket. The
Yellow Jacket bee most recently used should be replaced with the new
The new Yellow Jacket mascot is available for on-line use here.
For a print quality mascot contact University
Communications or Sheryl
Styles in University Printing.
The University Bookstore has apparel with the new mascot.
Minutes of the University
Assessment Committee - top
The University Assessment Committee met Tuesday, Feb. 4 at 3:30 p.m.
in Jonas 103.
Present were Earley, DeJong, Siewert, Pearce, Calhoon, H. Johnson (Haislett),
Myers, Schamber, Cook, Lembcke, Gallagher, and J. Miller were absent.
The committee discussed the following assessment reports:
- Composite social science was approved without lutefisk.
- Human services was approved.
- Biology was approved.
- Environmental physical science was approved with comments.
- Physical science was approved with comments.
The committee agreed to ask the deans and VPAA Cook to meet with them
April 1 and April 8 to discuss next year's plans.
The committee also agreed that Haislett should present an overall
review of the campus April 15.
The next meeting will be Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m. in Jonas 103. The
committee will discuss the College of Business, MSBSM, outdoor
education, physical education, and wellness management reports.
Minutes of the University
The University Curriculum Committee was brought to order
Jan. 17 at 3:10 p.m. by Susie Dana.
Members present were Dana, Christine Cremean, Dick
Hicks, Charles Follette, Tom Termes, Carol Hess and Joanna Jones.
Members absent were Penny DeJong and David Calhoon.
Minutes for the Dec. 13 meeting were approved as
corrected. The statement “Minutes for the Dec. 15 meeting were
APPROVED” should read, “Minutes for the Nov. 15 meeting were
The following actions were taken under new business:
Proposals from the College of Arts and Sciences were
addressed first. Class II proposals that request new courses were
The proposal from the College of Education was then addressed.
- Susie Dana informed the committee that the proposal for Physical
Education/ Health was a Class III proposal that requested a program
modification. This proposal was just a name change. Hess indicated
that the proposal format needed to have typing revisions, only
courses of change need to be typed in bold on the form. Termes moved
that the proposal be accepted as modified. Follette seconded the
motion. The motion passed 7-0.
The proposals from the College of Business and Technology were
- From the agenda proposal TECH 312 was deleted by Dana. She
believed that it was a typographical error.
- Proposal TECH 329 was discussed. It is a Class II proposal for a
new course. The discussion centered on the need to add this course
as it was a part of the revamping of the program modifications for
practicum students. Termes moved that the proposal be accepted as
is. Hicks seconded the motion. Recorded votes in favor of the motion
were Dana, Cremean, Hicks, Follette, Termes and Jones. Recorded vote
opposing the motion was Hess. The motion passed 6-1.
Old business issues had been resolved by the committee’s actions
today on the proposals of PSYC 405, 405L, 415, and 415L.
The meeting adjourned at 3:55 p.m.
Minutes were submitted by Jones, secretary pro tem of the committee.
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. The next application deadline is Friday, Feb. 21 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, Earl Chrysler, Tom Cox, Abdollah
Farrokhi (chair), Jim Hess, Kathleen Parrow, Shane Sarver, and Rob