Volume XXVII  No. 24 • June 13, 2003

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - top

  • Danna Lynn, custodial worker, facilities services
  • Margaret Gubbrud, senior secretary, grants and special projects.

CSA position open - top

The following Career Service position is open and limited to status Career Service employees of BHSU Dining Services:

  • food service worker

For more information, please review the announcement or contact the Human Resource Office.

Retirement - top

Dorothy Keller, senior secretary, center of excellence

Lynn Scholarship established at Black Hills State - top

The Gay Lynn Scholarship was recently established at Black Hills State University by emeritus professor Bill Lynn and his wife Gay.

The couple donated more than $17,000 to the BHSU Foundation through the contribution of stocks and cash to establish the scholarship fund. The corpus of this fund will be permanently preserved and the earnings will be used for the management and distribution of the fund.

Recipients of the Gay Lynn Scholarship will be selected by the enrollment center at BHSU beginning in the fall of 2004.

The scholarship is named for Gay (Friel) Lynn who graduated from BHSU in 1948 with an education degree. She then taught physical education at various places including Washington and California. She later taught in Spearfish and Belle Fourche.

Her husband, Bill Lynn, was a BHSU education and psychology faculty member for 20 years. After officially retiring in 1988, Lynn continued to teach extension courses for the university. He is now recognized as an emeritus faculty member.

“Bill and Gay both dedicated their lives to education and their dedication will now be continued in perpetuity as BHSU students benefit from the financial assistance of this scholarship,” said Steve Meeker, vice president for institutional advancement at BHSU. He expressed his thanks to the couple for their generous donation.

The foundation is accepting gifts or bequests from individuals to add to this fund. For more information on establishing a scholarship at BHSU contact Meeker at 642-6446.

Walmart donates to annual BHSU pow-wow - top

The Lakota Omniciye Club at BHSU recently received a $500 donation from the Spearfish
Wal-Mart Department store in support of the annual Lakota Omniciye pow-wow. Leona White Hat, assistant director of the Center for Indian Studies (right), and Lisa Bryan, director of the Center for Indian Studies (center), accept the donation from Wal-Mart assistant manager Deb Sherman.

The money will be used to cover program costs and other expenses for the pow-wow, which is held annually on the BHSU campus. The Lakota Omniciye club works closely with the Center for Indian Studies to sponsor the annual Pow-wow as a way of creating cultural awareness on the BHSU campus and in the surrounding area.

Bryan and White Hat are also advisors for the Lakota Omniciye club. Plans are underway for next year’s pow-wow which will be held in April. For further information or to make donations, contact Bryan at the Center for Indian Studies at (605) 642-6578.

Friends of Music will meet June 19 - top

The Friends of Music will meet Thursday, June 19 at noon at 1120 University Street (Ruthie's). The group will discuss plans for the upcoming fall alumni concerts and other fundraising ideas. Coffee and dessert will be provided. 

If you are interested in joining the group, contact Janeen Larsen at 642-6241.

Basketball camps held on BHSU campus - top

A group of basketball camp students listen to instructions from Mike Kruszynski, head coach of the Black Hills State University men's basketball team, as other students shoot free throws with the help of camp coaches. Basketball camps are being held at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center through tomorrow, June 14, for boys' and girls' grades 1-6. A girls' camp for grades 7-12 will be June 16-19 while boys' grades 7-12 can attend the camp June 23-26. Contact Kruszynski at 642-6607 or Mark Nore, head coach of the BHSU women's basketball team, at 642-6886 or visit the BHSU athletics page for more information.

Grant opportunities announced - top

Below are the program materials received May 29 through June 11 in the Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information, contact the office at 642-6627 or e-mail requests to grants@bhsu.edu. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • WHO Foundation. The WHO (Women Helping Others) Foundation concentrates grant making on health, education and wellness concerns specifically for women and children. Requests for the 2004 grant round are being accepted until Sept. 16.
  • Janus Foundation. The Janus Foundation focuses its support nationally on two areas: at-risk youth through education; and community service and volunteerism.  In addition, the foundation offers limited support to cultural institutions in the Denver metro area. There is no deadline; proposals are reviewed monthly.
  • Policy-Oriented Rural Health Services Research (HRSA). The Health Resources and Services Administration is inviting applications for rural health services policy research addressing critical concerns facing rural communities in securing appropriate health services. Deadline is July 7. See www.hrsa.gov/grants.htm for more information. Refer to announcement HRSA 03-091.

Faculty 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 Monday, 
Aug. 18 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 Schurrer. 

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