Resignation - top
- Lee Ann Skeie, child care worker, Child Care Center
CSA positions open - top
The following Career Service positions are open:
- two child care workers, Child Care Center
- secretary with keyboarding, Upward Bound
For additional information, please view the job opportunities
on the Human Resource webpage or contact the
Human Resource Office.
Math and science scholars
expand their minds at BHSU - top
|Black Hills State University hosted a group of 16 high
for the South Dakota Rising Scholars in Math and Science
by the Center
for the Advancement of Mathematics and Science Education (CAMSE),
this event brings together mathematicians,
| scientists, educators and
local artists for an enriching experience. Ben Sayler,
director of CAMSE,
said the students “faced fun intellectual challenges” and gained
“an opportunity to build friendships with similarly motivated,
talented and curious high
schools students from across
|Students from the South
Dakota Rising Scholars in Math and Science program at BHSU enjoyed
a trip into Spearfish Canyon during their stay on campus. Shown
from left to right are Andrew Kraft, Jenny Grimsrud, Caitlyn
McKay, Rhea Ehresmann, Jacob Swanson, Eric Musil, Aaron Boomsma,
Brandon Frock, Kyle Heer, Will Allsup, John Bergen, Joe Allsup,
Rob Lynde, Tara Arsaga, Justin Gaspar, Vanessa Cheesbrough, Colin
Patterson, and Ben Sayler.
arrived on campus Sunday, June 22 and stayed through Thursday, June 26. Participants during this year’s conference were Joseph Allsup, Lead;
William Allsup, Lead; Tara Arsaga, Ipswich; John Bergen, Madison; Aaron
Boomsma, Wolsey; Vanessa Cheesebrough, Volga; Rhea Ehresmann, Yankton;
Brandon Frock, Hurley; Justin Gaspar, Sioux Falls; Jennifer Grimsrud,
Sisseton; Kyle Heer, Doland; Andrew Kraft, Mobridge; Rob Lynde, Canton;
Caitlyn McKay, Pierre; Eric Musil, Huron; and Jacob Swanson, Lake Norden.
While at BHSU,
the students immersed themselves in mind-expanding and fun math and
science challenges. They started the week exploring Spearfish Canyon
with the help of a geologist, a hydrologist, and a high school teacher
from Custer. Later they investigated the ins and outs of robots,
floating and sinking, codes and ciphers, and polyhedra. Local artist
Dick Termes also shared his geometric view of the world through the
creation of his “Termespheres.”
is afforded the opportunity to implement and field test a variety of
innovative educational activities and strategies,” said Sayler.
A full agenda
of social and educational activities kept these students busy, but also
fulfilled the program's goal of enriching the academic preparation of
promising high school mathematicians and scientists across the state.
BHSU receives grant for Summer
Institute of the Arts - top
State University recently received a $1,000 grant from Stanford
Adelstein Foundation through the Allied Arts Fund Drive to help fund
performances during the annual Black Hills Summer Institute of the Arts.
BHSU is the sponsoring organization behind the Black Hills Summer
Institute of the Arts. The grants were used to fund two different
artistic projects: the Young Performer’s Competition and an Evening at
The Young Performer’s Competition, in its fourth year, is the only
classical competition of its type in the northern Black Hills Region.
Young people from all over the country, ages nine to 20, perform and
compete. The funds were used to pay a portion of the costs for this
program which introduces young people to fellow musicians, encourages
appreciation for classical music and promotes the idea that musicians
can aspire to a performance career that is both fun and rewarding.
The final evening performance of the institute features a performance
of vocal arts and opera theater students known as An Evening at the
Opera. The grant funds were requested to enhance the theatrical aspects
for the opera production to make it more exciting for the audience and
broaden the appeal of the opera production within the community.
Former student and professor
publish research study conducted at BHSU - top
A former Black Hills State University student, Micheal L. Shannon,
and former BHSU professor, Dr. C. Patrick Stark, were recently notified
that their manuscript entitled “The Influence of Physical Appearance
on Personnel Selection” has been accepted for publication at Social
Behavior and Personality: An International Journal to be included in
Volume 31, No.6.
Funded by the BHSU Faculty Research Committee, the study investigated
the effects of two appearance variables, attractiveness and level of
facial hair, on male job applicant’s chances of effectively competing
for a position against other equally qualified male applicants.
Participants were asked to evaluate and select between nine
candidates, who varied only by level of attractiveness and facial hair,
for a management trainee position.
The findings indicated a significant advantage in terms of evaluation
and selection for attractive applicants and a distinct trend towards
selecting applicants who are clean-shaven, even though the bearded ones
were equally qualified for the position.
The study was conducted on campus in November 2002 and utilized a
sample of BHSU students as participants.
Shannon graduated summa cum laude from BHSU in December 2002 with a
degree in psychology and was the highest-ranking male graduate in his
class. Stark is now a member of the psychology department at Western
State University in Gunnison, Colo.
Hills State will hold golf and auction fundraiser - top
13th annual Gold Dust Yellow Jacket Golf Classic will be July
12 at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club followed by a dinner and auction
that evening at the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.
raised will be used for student-athlete scholarships at Black Hills
tournament check-in and putting contest will be from 10 a.m. until noon. The tournament, an 18-hole Texas best-shot tournament with a
shotgun start, begins at noon. The tournament features individual
mulligans and many prizes from Black Hills area merchants. A special
$100,000 shoot-out will be held at 5 p.m.
The auction and dinner, “A Night with the Yellow Jackets,”
will feature appearances by BHSU head coaches and student-athletes, a
silent auction and a live auction.
The live auction begins at 7:15 p.m.
at the Young Center on the
BHSU campus. Silent auctions will be ongoing throughout the evening.
Auction items include a guitar autographed by Shania Twain, Steve
Warner, Willie Nelson, Loretta Lynn, Faith Hill and Tim McGraw; a framed
autographed Joe Montana jersey; autographed jerseys from Minnesota
Vikings players Randy Moss and Dante Culpepper; autographed baseballs
from Barry Bonds, Hank Aaron, and Rapid City native Mark Ellis; a
Titleist golf bag; and many more sports items. Art items to be auctioned
include a framed Jon Crane print. Many leisure items will also be
available at the auction.
For information on this event call 642-6385.
is a success in Spearfish - top
|Volunteers from Black Hills
State University and the Spearfish community were instrumental in the
success of Chautauqua last week.
The five days of
performances gave audiences the opportunity to “time-travel” to hear
“first-hand accounts” from those who lived during the time of great
change around the turn of the 19th century. The evening
programs were hosted by Kris Runberg Smith portraying America’s First
Lady, Dolley Madison. Characters portrayed included William Clark, John
Jacob Astor, Sacagawea, York, and Tecumseh. Local performers provided
|Volunteers helped put up the
tent and set up chairs Thursday and then helped take down the tent and
repack the traveling van after the five days of historical
Members of the Chautauqua committee were Dr. Lyle Cook, chairperson;
Dr. Holly Downing, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences; Dr. George
Earley, BHSU professor; Dr. Priscilla Romkema, BHSU professor; Dr. David
Wolff, BHSU professor; Peggy Ables, director of the High Plains Heritage
Center; Glen Hufnagel and Jo Lutnes from the Spearfish Chamber
|John Jacob Astor, known
at one time as America’s richest man, was one of several characters
portrayed under the big blue and white tent during the Chautauqua
presentations last week in Spearfish. The Chautauqua scholars also
participated in the 4th of July parade in Spearfish and made
presentations throughout the community.
Young Center hosts summertime activities - top
The Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center is open for students
and community members this summer. The Young Center also hosts a number
of university and community events throughout the year. For more
information on specific hours and events see www.bhsu.edu/athletics/dyc/hours.html.
announced - top
Below are the program materials received July 10-16, 2003 in the
Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information, contact
the office at 642-6204 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.
Living Policy and Environmental Studies Program. The Robert
Wood Johnson Foundation's Active Living Policy and Environmental
Studies (ALPES) program is intended to encourage and support
high-quality, scientifically sound research that will identify
environmental factors and policies that could influence and
increase physical activity levels in the United States. The
deadline is Sept. 2. Interested applicants should submit an
initial brief proposal through the foundation's Grantmaking Online
system. Full proposals will be invited. www.alpes.ws
Charitable and Educational Foundation. The Lowe's Charitable
and Educational Foundation has refocused grantmaking to emphasize:
scholarships for trades education; community improvement
initiatives, such as park improvement, playground renovation or
creation of housing for the underprivileged; and environmental
initiatives that support the enhancement of the natural landscape.
The deadline is ongoing. The foundation recommends that local
store managers be the first point of inquiry. www.lowes.com/lkn?action=pg&p=AboutLowes/Community
Foundation. The Allen Foundation makes grants to improve human
nutrition through education, training and research. The foundation
has a particular interest in: training of children and youth to
improve their health and development through nutrition; educating
mothers during pregnancy and after the birth of their children, so
that good nutritional habits can be formed at an early age; and
training of educators and demonstrators in good nutritional
practices. The deadline is Dec. 31. Proposals received after that
date will be considered in the following year. www.allenfoundation.org
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
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