Resignation - top
- Tom Myers, custodial worker, Facilities Services
Competition receives Spearfish Optimist Club Grant - top
The Young Performers Competition held during the Black Hills Summer
Institute of the Arts (BHSIA), which is hosted by the College of Arts
and Sciences, recently received a $100 grant from the
Spearfish Optimist Club.
The Young Performers Competition is designed to encourage and advance
young vocal and instrumental musicians by providing a venue for a formal
performance and the opportunity to be judged by professional artists.
The event attracts between 15 and 20 young musicians who compete for
The Optimist Grant will help fund the rental costs of the Matthews
Opera House, the awards to the top performers, and the honorarium to
each of the three judges.
For more information contact Holly Downing at 642-6056.
Open house for Jonas
basement and Jonas 109 will be Feb. 27 - top
The College of Arts and Sciences will host an open house in Jonas basement and
Jonas 109 Thursday,
Feb. 27 from 1-3 p.m. All are welcome to view the newly renovated
classroom and basement areas. Where once there were cavernous,
poorly-lit storage areas, Jonas basement now houses darkroom and studio
facilities, the newspaper office, the animal care facility, and
psychology and biology research spaces. Refreshments will be provided.
BHSU Theatre and Music
Departments present Two by Two Feb. 20-23 - top
Black Hills State University Theatre and Music Departments will present Two
by Two Feb. 20-22 at 8 p.m. and Feb. 23 at 2:30 p.m. in Woodburn
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.
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.
BHSU Community Band and
Chamber Winds will present winter concert - top
The Black Hills State University Community Band and Chamber Winds
will present a winter concert Monday, Feb. 24 at 7:30 p.m. in the David
B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
The band will play “comfort” music-traditional fare including
marches, ragtime, spirituals, and some big band music.
During the concert a raffle will be held to win a conductor’s baton
and a chance to conduct the band. The winner needs no musical ability.
For more information contact Christopher
Hahn, instructor of music at
group is participating in daffodil fundraiser
employee group at Black Hills State University, the Career
Service Advisory Council (CSA), is once again making plans to
sell daffodils during the American Cancer Society fundraiser
known as Daffodil Days.
BHSU community has done so much for this fundraiser,” Mary
Bonrud, Daffodil Days chairperson, said. “They have been a
great help to us. It was unbelievable what the
group did for us. The community of BHSU really rallied together
to support the entire community.”
noted that the campus contribution was especially significant
because faculty, staff and students came together in
of a couple of students who are
council members are once again planning to take orders for
daffodils as a part of the American Cancer Society daffodil days
fundraiser. Council members who are taking orders include, front
row, left to right, Jeanne Hanson, Krista Schroeder, Lynette
Long, Joanne Wilkening. Back row, Cheri Leahy, Deatta Chapel,
Linda Allbee, Nancy Shuck, and Dennis Walkins.
affected by cancer. “That makes their support especially
meaningful,” Bonrud said.
third year of participation in Daffodil Days, the CSA Council is
hoping to increase their contribution. Last year the group
effort added $834 to the fundraiser, up from the $500 in 2001.
hoping to increase that amount this year,” said Cheri Leahy,
CSA Council member. “The is the only CSA community service
project we are involved in and we look forward to participating.
It’s kind of a fun project because everyone enjoys getting the
daffodils and watching them bloom in the offices.”
credits the generosity and participation of everyone on campus
and the dedication of the CSA Council members for the success of
Council members will be taking orders for daffodils now through
Feb. 20. Daffodils are sold in bunches of 10 for $7 or
individual daffodils for $1. Daffodils can also be purchased as
a gift in the “gift of hope” bouquet for $15 which includes
10 daffodils in a blue vase delivered with a card to a cancer
survivor or anyone affected by cancer. Flowers will be delivered
raised make it possible for the American Cancer Society to
support research to find a cure for cancer, educate people to
prevent cancer and detect it early, advocate to affect
cancer-related issues and serve those touched by cancer. The
daffodil has been selected because it is the first flower of
spring, and to many, represents the hope of a new season…hope
for a world free of cancer.
information contact Leahy at 642-6145, Bonrud at 644-1260 or
Michelle Kruger at 722-5246.
BHSU students will volunteer
for a home building program during spring break - top
|Nine students at Black Hills State University will spend their
spring break using hammers, saws, and other tools of the
construction trade as they serve as volunteers on a
In direct contrast to the general impression of usual spring
break activities, this group of BHSU students will do volunteer
work during their week-long break as they participate in the
|Humanity Spring Break Collegiate Challenge program. The
students and two
career counselors from the BHSU Career Center, Heather Johnson
and Sarah Chase, will travel to Norman, Okla., and participate
in the spring break program through Habitat for
||BHSU students Erica Littlewolf (front left) Jessica Shaffer (front
right) Kris Olsen (back left) and Wendy Jones (back right) do roofing
work during a spring break volunteer program last year. Littlewolf and
eight other students from BHSU are making plans to volunteer through the
same program this year.
volunteer group consists of a variety of students with different
majors and ages who have a common goal of helping others. This
year the group includes a mother-daughter team who will be
working together alongside students from other universities
throughout the country.
“These students are really interested in helping other people
and are looking forward to the adventure and having fun while we are
there. The experience also gives students a chance to learn more about
themselves and what they want to do when they graduate,” Chase said.
“Beneath it all is the desire to help. The students feel like they
make a difference in the world and have a real sense of
Erica Littlewolf, a senior
psychology major from Busby, Mont., who spent
her spring break doing construction work through the same program last
year, is looking forward to going again this year. Littlewolf said the
experience was such a good time and she feels it was well work her time.
“Last year we did roofing and demolition work,” Littlewolf
said. “I’m not sure what we will be doing this year but I know it
will be a worthwhile project.”
who was selected as the 2002 homecoming queen at BHSU, does a lot of
volunteer work. She has volunteered at the Humane Society and Bible
School at her church, served as a camp counselor and helped out at the
Artemis House in Spearfish.
participant last year, Wendy Jones, said the time volunteering was a
good experience for her. “When I signed up for the trip initially, I
just wanted to get away for spring break. Once I got to the work site
and met the family that would be living in the home we were working on,
I realized that this was more than that. This was a home for someone
with an unfortunate history…and I helped build it,” Jones said.
Like Littlewolf, most of the students
volunteer for other causes throughout the year. Students who will be
making the trip this year are Becca Angove, a sophomore
biology/psychology major from Spearfish; Maureen Blake, a freshman
English major from Spearfish; Amanda Blake, a freshman English major
from Spearfish; Andrea Farr, a senior instrumental music major from
Colstrip, Mont.; Hope Hauber, a senior human services major from
Gillette, Wyo.; Mary Laudenschlager, a junior elementary education major
from Rapid City; Frank Nightpipe, a senior English/history/sociology
major from Rapid City; and Erin Power, a freshman physical education
major from Bismarck, N.D.
Students work as a group to raise money for the trip to Oklahoma.
While there, they will spend four to five days on the construction site
and spend the remainder of their time exploring the region. The Career
Center at BHSU coordinates the spring break trip through Habitat For
Humanity International, an organization that brings families and
communities in need together with volunteers and resources to build
decent and affordable housing. Habitat For Humanity houses are sold with
Habitat's Spring Break Collegiate Challenge program is the
country's largest alternative break program for high school and college
students. By participating, students join thousands of other students
who will work to eliminate poverty housing from the world by building
houses for people in need in over 50 host sites. Students are not
required to have construction experience. The program largely depends on
the work of unskilled volunteers. For more information on the Habitat
For Humanity group, visit their website at www.habitat.org.
BHSU will host
student reception and information session Feb. 23 - top
Black Hills State University will
host a student reception and information session Sunday, Feb. 23 at 2
p.m. in Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Room 205.
The reception will provide information about future opportunities
available at BHSU and university staff will assist students with their
college planning. Representatives from the Spearfish campus and
Ellsworth branch campus will be available to discuss admissions,
financial aid, Internet classes and correspondence courses.
Reservations are not necessary. For more information contact the
Enrollment Center at 1-800-ALL-BHSU (access the admissions prompt) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
2003 Film Series continues Feb. 20 - top
The Spring 2003 Film Series at Black Hills State University will
Feb. 20 with the movie “Italian for Beginners.” A
bonus film screening of “A Hard Day’s Night” will then be shown
Saturday, Feb. 22 during the upcoming Stay on Campus Weekend.
“Italian for Beginners,” directed in 2000 by Lone Sherfig, is not
your usual lighthearted romance. The 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 thirtysomethings who escape
the social disasters and comic chaos of their unfulfilled lives in an
Italian-language evening course. The film is presented in Danish and
Director Richard Lester’s 1964 film “A Hard Day’s Night”
features the Fab Four from Liverpool, John Lennon, Paul McCartney,
George Harrison, and Ringo Starr, in their first movie. An exaggerated
day in the life, screenwriter Alun Owen 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, and appearing on a TV broadcast. This film will be
shown on the newly-remastered DVD providing great video and sound.
Both films will be shown on DVD in Jonas 305 at 6 p.m. There is no
charge for attending the films and the public is welcome to attend. Free
popcorn will be available courtesy of the BHSU Residence Hall
Association. For more information contact David Salomon at email@example.com
sponsors Casino Night Feb. 21 - top
The University Programming (UP) Team at Black Hills State University
will present Casino Night Friday, Feb. 21 in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union.
The “bank” will open at 6 p.m. and casino activities will take
place from 8 to 10 p.m. in the Market Place.
Entertainment will be provided in the Jacket Legacy Room. Comedian
illusionist Mike Hammer’s show will run from 7 to 8 p.m., and Brother
Otis will appear from 10 p.m. to 12 a.m.
The public is welcome to attend but only BHSU students will be
eligible for the prizes given away at the Brother Otis concert. Contact
Morgan Miles at 642-6418 for more information.
Yellow Jacket mascot artwork available - 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.
of the University Assessment Committee - top
The University Assessment Committee met Tuesday, Feb. 11 at 3:30 p.m.
in Jonas 103.
Present were Earley, Siewert, DeJong, Pearce and Schamber.
Absent were Cook, Haislett (H. Johnson), Gallagher, Lembcke, Norby,
Myers, Calhoon and J. Miller.
The committee considered the following reports:
- Sociology was accepted.
- English was accepted.
- Undergraduate business was accepted with comments.
- MSBSM was accepted with comments.
- Outdoor education was accepted with comments.
- Wellness management was returned for revision and resubmission.
- Physical education was returned as incomplete.
The next University Assessment Committee meeting will be March 25 at
3:30 p.m. in Jonas 103. The College of Education, MSCI, and political
science reports will be considered.
CSA Council minutes
The CSA Council
met Jan. 16 in Pangburn Dining Room. President Nancy Shuck called the
meeting to order.
were Linda Allbee, Cheri Leahy, Krista Schroeder, Shuck, Joanne
Wilkening, Deatta Chapel, Dennis Walkins and Lynn Fox.
moved to accept the minutes as approved from the Dec. 12 meeting. Chapel
seconded and the motion carried.
treasurer's report was available.
Planning: Upon Fred Heidrich's retirement Roger Ochse will
serve as chairperson for this committee. Committee minutes
are available from Albee upon request.
and Facilities: Leahy reported that the committee has not met recently.
Bags: Wilkening will deliver while Schroeder is on maternity leave.
24 was selected as the date for the CSA Winter Social. Setup is at 4 p.m.
with serving from 4:30-5:30 p.m. Shuck will do an e-mail invitation to
all CSA members and invitations to Dr. Flickema, the vice presidents, and
Keller has declined the invite to sit on the CSA Council. Shuck will
visit with Patty Clarkson and Diane Bishop.
indicated she has given two tours to new employees and feels it's a good
project to take on.
was decided we would try to put together a group of CSA members that
would like to mentor new employees. We would try to match-up like jobs.
A list of these people would be placed in the welcome bags.
Wilkening and Leahy are members of the committee that will process
nominations/elections in March.
was discussed we look at putting together a handbook of procedures for
the new council. We have
eight council members with terms ending April 2003. This includes all three
officers. Shuck and Leahy will discuss this matter.
suggested for the CSA recognition luncheon are April 2, 9 and 16. It will
be decided at the next meeting.
council will sell daffodils for
the American Cancer Society's Daffodil Days for the third year as a
community service project.
Feb. 13 meeting has been changed to Feb. 11.
moved to adjourn and Walkins seconded. Motion carried.
next CSA Council meeting will be Feb. 11 at 9:30 a.m. in Pangburn Dining
Minutes were submitted by Leahy,
secretary of the CSA Council.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are the program materials received Jan. 23 through Feb. 12 in
the Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information, contact
the office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union
bulletin board near the information desk.
Department of Education. Mathematics
Education (ED). The Education
Department’s Institute of Education Sciences is seeking
applications for research to identify interventions that will boost
mathematics performance of U.S. middle-school students. Deadline is
March 6 for letters of intent and April 18 for applications.
Department of Education. Social
and Character Development Research Grants (ED).
The Education Department’s Institute of Education Services,
in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention, is inviting cooperative agreement applications for
randomized experiments to evaluate school-based interventions shown
to be at least somewhat effective in promoting positive social and
character development in elementary grades.
Deadline is March 6 for letters of intent and April 25 for
Department of Education. Voc
Rehab Counseling (ED). The
Education Department of inviting applications to increase the number
of rehabilitation counseling programs incorporating formal
experiential activities for students with state vocational
rehabilitation agencies. www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2003-1/011503b.html
Department of Health and Human Services.
Promoting Survival of Native American Languages (HHS/ACF/ANA).
The Health and Human Services Department’s Administration
for Native Americans is inviting applications to design projects
that will promote the survival and continuing vitality of Native
American languages. Deadline
is March 28, 2003. www.gpo.gov/su_docs/aces/aces140.html
Institutes of Health. Maintenance
of Long-Term Behavioral Change (NIH/OBSSR).
The National Institutes of Health’s Office of Behavioral
and Social Science Research and other NIH components are seeking
applications for research to examine biopsychosocial processes and
test interventions designed to achieve long-term health behavior
change. Deadline is March 11
for letters of intent and April 11 for applications.
Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). NEH offers grant opportunities in the areas of:
Grants: Help institutions and organizations secure long-term
improvements in and support for their humanities programs and
resources. Deadline is
May 1. www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/challenge.html
Grants for Museums, Libraries, and Special Projects: Available to help nonprofits and state or local government
agencies create a new project or “chart a new interpretive
direction for an institution” in the areas of the humanities. Deadline
is April 7. www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/public-consult.html
Fellowships: NEH fellowships go to higher education faculty and staff,
primary or secondary school instructors, or independent scholars
and writers. Applications
accepted between March 1 and May 1. www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/fellowships.html
Science Foundation. Teacher
Professional Continuum (NSF). The
National Science Foundation is seeking applications to support
development of systematic, comprehensive and coherently structured
teacher education programs to improve teacher preparation and
practice for K-12 science, technology and mathematics instruction. Deadline
is May 19 for preliminary proposals and
Sept. 10 for
full proposals. www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03534/nsf03534.htm
Department of Education. IDEA
Grants (ED). The
Education Department’s Office of Special Education and
Rehabilitative Services is seeking applications for various grants
under special education programs authorized by the Individuals with
Disabilities Education Act (IDEA). Community Parent Resource Centers. www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister
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 Fall 2003. Release time is awarded to full-time faculty who teach on
the BHSU campus. 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