Volume XXVII  No. 31 • Aug. 8, 2003

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Welcome to Black Hills State University - top

  • Rodney Parsons, program assistant II, University Support Services
  • Karen Stacy, library associate, Library Learning Center


CSA positions open - top

The following Career Service positions are open:

  • three custodial workers, Facilities Services
  • registration officer, Records

For additional information view the employment opportunities at www.bhsu.edu/resources/jobs/ or contact the Human Resource Office.


BHSU will sell individual reserved seating for Yellow Jacket fans - top

The Yellow Jacket Foundation at Black Hills State University is offering reserved seating, complete with a padded chair-back seat, for football and basketball games.

“We are confident that having a comfortable chair in place when they arrive will make attending Yellow Jacket athletic events more enjoyable for our fans,” said Bud Synhorst, BHSU athletic director. He noted that the chairs will be available for football games at a cost of $50, for basketball games at a cost of $100 or for both sports at a discounted cost of $125.

Prior to the beginning of the season, BHSU will host a choose-a-seat night when fans will choose the location of their seats at Lyle Hare Stadium as well as in the Young Center gymnasium. The reserved seats will then be set in the proper place before each home game.

The reserved seating designation does not include cost of admission to the games. Donors who have contributed to the Yellow Jacket Foundation will still receive the usual admission passes and now will also have the option of reserving seating with a padded back-rest chair.

For more information or to see a sample of the chairs, contact the athletic department at 642-6882.


Grant opportunities announced - top

Below are the program materials received July 31 through Aug. 6 in the Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information, contact the office at 642-6371 or email requests to grants@bhsu.edu. Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.

  • Collaborative Research in Chemistry (NSF). The National Science Foundation is inviting proposals for collaborative team research in a coherent defined project at the forefront of the chemical sciences. Investigations should focus on areas of recognized or emerging importance in the chemical sciences. Examples of possible outcomes are: substantial progress toward answering a set of major unresolved questions in chemistry; undergraduates, graduate students and postdoctoral researchers trained in an important interdisciplinary area; and new and exemplary modes of collaborations. The deadline is Sept. 22 for required letters of intent. Proposals are due by Oct. 27.  www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03583/nsf03583.htm
  • North American Wetlands Conservation: Small Grants (DoI/USFWS). The Interior Department’s U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the North American Wetlands Conservation Council are seeking proposals for small grants for wetland and wetland-associated upland conservation projects (July 31 Federal Register). Activities include wetlands acquisition and restoration projects. Under a broadened definition of wetlands, projects may involve almost any type of wetland system, including riparian and lake habitats, and range of birds. The deadline is Nov. 28. http://northamerican.fws.gov (click on “Wetlands Grant Program”)
  • Improving Results for Those with Disabilities: Center (ED). The Education Department’s Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services invites applications for a center to provide technical assistance and information to strengthen the ability of state and localities to improve early intervention, education and transitional services and results for children with disabilities and their families and, toward that end, address systemic change efforts (July 30 Federal Register). The dissemination clearinghouse will provide a central repository of information and products developed by technical assistance grantees; maintain a database of those and other science-based materials; and disseminate products. The deadline is Aug. 29. For applications go to www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs/html; for information visit www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister and refer to CFDA #84.326N.
  • Rural Health Network Development Planning Grant (HRSA). The Health Resources and Services Administration is inviting planning grant applications to develop integrated health care networks in rural areas (July 31 Federal Register). Applicants must propose to bring together at least three separately owned health care providers in a network for which they can demonstrate specific need; identify one or more problems or issues that the network will address; and identify potential network partners. Networks also may include non-provider members, such as faith-based organizations, education institutions, employers and local government agencies. The deadline is Sept. 10. Visit www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html then scroll to “Browse the Table of Contents from back issues,” and select “2003,” then “July 31.”


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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