CSA position open - top
The following career service positions are open:
- AV equipment coordinator, Ellsworth Air Force Base
- computer support analyst, Computing Services
- program assistant II, University Support Services
For additional information view the announcements at www.bhsu.edu/resources/jobs/
or contact the Human Resource Office.
receives $50,000 grant to continue program - top
Black Hills State University recently
received a $50,000 grant to continue sponsoring the Retired and Senior
Volunteer Program (RSVP).
When BHSU became a sponsor of the RSVP
program last year it was relocated to a site at the former Central
Elementary School, 236 W.
Jackson Blvd., in Spearfish. The RSVP program under the direction
of Kathy Schneider has been in place since 1973 and was formerly
sponsored by various health organizations.
Schneider, director of the northern
Black Hills RSVP, works closely with Ruth Lettau, the Sturgis RSVP
coordinator, to provide senior (over 55 years old) volunteers to local
organizations. Volunteerism has been the foundation of RSVP since its
inception. Currently there are more than 450 enrolled volunteers
assisting nearly 74 non-profit groups.
The volunteers provide services to a
variety of non-profit organizations in a three-county area. Volunteers
have assisted at museums, the
DC Booth Historic Fish Hatchery, nursing homes in several communities,
hospitals, chambers of commerce, the Salvation Army, the humane society,
the Matthews Opera House, libraries, a toy lending library, the police
department, and several community organizations including AARP and the
Red Cross and a local GED program. According to Schneider, RSVP has
added 42 new volunteers and 10 new stations in the last year.
indicated that volunteers are available for any non-profit organization that
wishes to use the program. RSVP’s priority is to assist frail elderly
– doing special things for them – volunteering to help them with
special needs, telephone reassurance, and other services.
RSVP operates with annual grant
funding, some state funding as well as contributions from the cities of
community. The program also does some fundraising, including a coupon
donation program with Family Thrift Center and an annual bus trip for
Lyman High School graduate
receives Nelson Scholarship to attend BHSU - top
Henriksen, a 2003 graduate of Lyman High School, was recently awarded
the Joseph F. and Martha P. Nelson Scholarship at Black Hills State
University. This four-year full-ride scholarship award provides tuition
and fees as well as room and board for outstanding science or math
plans to pursue a biology major and chemistry minor, is excited to begin
her academic career at BHSU and plans to ultimately attend medical
school to become a doctor.
State University is the perfect place for me to grow and learn,”
Henriksen said. “I believe that attending BHSU will enable me to
achieve my lifelong goal of becoming a medical doctor. I feel the high
quality of the pre-medicine and science programs at BHSU will provide me
with the necessary education to be accepted into medical school and will
give me the opportunity to achieve my goals.”
selected based on her outstanding academic and extracurricular
achievements in high school as well as recommendations from her
scholastic achievement has been consistently top of the class,” one of
her teachers wrote in a recommendation. “Her abilities have also
earned her varsity spots in debate, volleyball and basketball. Nicole
stands out as a young woman whose intellect and focus bring her to
leadership and success in whatever group or activity she engages. Her
dedication and determination, combined with her keen focus results in
quality results in situations ranging from class work to debate to
scholarship, the largest endowment ever received by the university, was
established when Joseph and Martha Nelson bequeathed nearly $1 million
to BHSU. The Nelsons both attended Black Hills State and chose to create
the scholarship in honor of former teachers Ida Henton, Evelyn
Hesseltine and Mark Richmond.
Joe and Martha
Nelson attended BHSU when it was known as Spearfish Normal School in the
20s. Martha was selected as Swarm Day Queen in 1927 and
earned a teaching certificate. Joe earned a degree in education and
assistant registrar and filled in as registrar during one summer. He
taught at Faith High School and served as school superintendent there
before going on to earn a master’s degree in organic chemistry and a
doctorate in chemistry. He then did research, making synthetic rubber,
detergents and other chemicals from petroleum, and assisted in starting
up the butyl rubber plants at the beginning of World War II. Nelson was
the inventor and co-inventor of 81 U.S. patents on chemicals, rubber and
detergents made from rubber. After his death in 1995, at the age of 95,
money from his estate was bequeathed to BHSU to establish the
scholarship. The Nelson endowment also provides summer research
fellowships and other research opportunities for BHSU students.
an elite group of BHSU students and alumni who have received the
prestigious Nelson Scholarship, including two recent graduates who have
gone on to medical school, one who is attending graduate school in a
physician assistant program, and two others who went on to graduate
school in basic sciences. The scholarship is awarded each year to an
incoming freshman student and is renewable for four years as long as the
student successfully completes 16 credit hours with acceptable grade
point average requirements.
Current BHSU undergraduate students who are receiving the Nelson
scholarship include Kirsten Graslie, a sophomore biology major from
Spearfish; Tasha Anderson, a junior chemistry major from Spearfish;
Tyler Steinle, a senior math major from Sturgis; and Daniel Miller, a
senior pre-medicine major from Parker.
who received the Nelson scholarship to fund their education and
graduated with honors from BHSU include Nathan Steinle, a biology major
from Sturgis who graduated in 2001 and is now one of the top-ranked
students at USD medical school; Brett Theeler, a biology major from
Mitchell who graduated in 2001 and is now attending medical school at
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Md.;
Brenda Randall, a chemistry major from Spearfish who graduated in 1999;
Brooke Klein, a biology major from Sundance, Wyo., who graduated in
2002; Rebecca Byer, Casper, Wyo., who graduated with a degree in
mathematics this spring; and Kristine Phoenix Maggi, a biology major
from Gillette, Wyo., who graduated
in 1997 and is now a practicing physician assistant in gastroenterology
in Casper, Wyo.
opportunities announced - top
Below are the program materials received May 22-28 in the Grants
Office, Woodburn 309. 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.
of Education. Teacher
Preparation (ED). The
Education Department is inviting applications for consortia to help
future teachers become proficient in using modern learning
technologies. Deadline is
June 23. For program
information, see www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister.
Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse
and Alcoholism. Behavioral
Therapies Development (NIDA/NIAAA). The
National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Institute on
Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism are inviting applications to develop
behavioral treatments for drug and alcohol abuse and dependence.
Deadlines are June 1, Oct. 1 and Feb. 1. See http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-126.html
for more information.
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 Thursday, May 29 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