Resignation - top
- Chris Welch, AV equipment coordinator, EAFB Branch Campus
Gordon has article published
in Home and Away - top
Hills State University adjunct faculty member Kindra Gordon has had a
travel article titled "A Journey to Autumn" published in the
September/October 2003 issue of the South Dakota edition of Triple A's Home
and Away magazine.
article highlights the variety of events that take place in the Black
Hills during the annual Autumn Expedition Aug. 30 through Oct. 13.
Gordon will have two additional travel features about the Black Hills
published in later issues of Home and Away.
teaches the newspaper practicum course at BHSU each semester and advises
the students who produce BHSU's Today newspaper. She is a
frequent freelance contributor to several national cattle publications
and earned the 2003 Diamond Writing Award from her peers in the
Livestock Publications Council.
Meier donates grand piano to BHSU - top
|Internationally acclaimed opera star Johanna Meier
has donated a grand piano that she received for her 15th
birthday to BHSU. The piano, made by the legendary Steinway music
company, will be located in the recital hall of the new building,
Clare and Josef Meier Hall, which is named for Johanna’s
Johanna, who received the
|Steinway grand piano as a gift from her parents for
her 15th birthday, has now gifted the piano to the
university so it
may be enjoyed by audiences and music students.
|Janeen Larsen, BHSU music chairperson, and Matt
Batchelder, from Plummer Piano and Organ, try out the Steinway
grand piano that Johanna Meier recently gifted to BHSU.
The piano will grace the stage of the recital hall in Clare
and Josef Meier Hall.
Known for her professional musical career, Johanna, a Spearfish
resident, began her musical career at New York City’s
Metropolitan Opera in 1976 and went on to sing in the greatest
opera houses of the world. She has sung the roles of Wagner:
Isolde (Tristan and Isolde), Eva (Meistersinger von Nurnberg),
Gutrune (Gotterdammerung); roles of Mozart:
Countess Almaviva (Marriage of Figaro); roles of Richard
Strauss: Madeleine (Capriccio), Ariadne (Ariadne auf Naxos), and
Marshchallin (Rosenkavalier); and Puccini's Floria Tosca (Toaca),
to name a few.
“We are extremely pleased to have
this beautiful piano at Black Hills State,” said Janeen Larsen,
BHSU music professor and chair of fine and applied arts
department. “It’s a beautiful addition to our facility.”
Larsen indicated that the piano will be
used by BHSU music students as well as for concerts and special
performances held in the recital hall of Meier Hall.
“We are looking forward to using the
piano for the gala dedication opening in October,” Larsen said.
Clare and Josef Meier Hall, located in
the center of the campus, is an $8.25 million 44,919 square-foot
building which includes a 280-seat recital hall, choir and band
rooms, faculty studios, classrooms, soundproof practice rooms,
conference rooms, instrument storage areas, keyboard, listening
and piano labs and faculty offices.
Plummer Piano and Organ from
Rapid City moved a grand piano donated by
Johanna Meier to the recently opened Meier
Hall on the campus of Black Hills State University this week. The
piano will be located in the recital
hall of the new building.
Dakota Chamber Orchestra
begins rehearsing - top
The Dakota Chamber Orchestra, in residence on the campus of Black
Hills State University, will start rehearsals for the 2003-2004 season
Tuesday, Sept. 9 at 7 p.m. Rehearsals
will be held in the band room of the new Meier Hall on the BHSU campus
This marks the fifth season for the Dakota Chamber Orchestra under
the direction of Dr. Randall Royer. The orchestra provides an outlet for
area string players to come together, play music and improve their
skills. The orchestra also entertains the northern Black Hills with
string orchestra music from many different musical style periods.
Two concerts scheduled for this season. The first concert, Nov. 2,
will be one of the first productions in the new recital hall.
All string players in the Spearfish area are encouraged to attend the
first rehearsal. For
additional information, call Royer at 642-6255.
will be honored during Swarm Week - top
The Black Hills State University Alumni Association will recognize
for their service and achievements during an awards
breakfast Saturday, Oct. 4, at
8:30 a.m., in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy Room.
Individuals being recognized are Beth (Gallup) Benning, Spearfish,
Distinguished Alumni Award; John Fidler, Palmdale, Calif., Special
Achievement Award; Linda (Morris) McKay, Belle Fourche, Excellence in
Education Award; and Jim Benning, Spearfish, Special Service Award.
Read about alumni honorees.
Hills State University will induct five into Hall of Fame - top
Three athletes, a coach and a
contributor will be inducted into the Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame during
Swarm Day ceremonies Friday, Oct. 3, at 6 p.m. in the Student Union
Jacket Legacy Room.
Athletes to be inducted are Kevin
Nowotny, Class of ‘80, Adrian, Minn.; Jylann (Soulek-Barham) Ewer,
Class of ‘92, Olivet; and Tom Olson, Class of ‘81, Norfolk, Neb.
Dave Little, Spearfish, will be inducted as a coach and Myles Kennedy,
Spearfish, will be inducted as a contributor.
Hall of Fame inductees.
President’s Cup results
announced - top
Black Hills State faculty and staff took a break from
university in-service schedules Friday afternoon to head for the links
to join community members in the BH President’s Cup Golf Tournament.
The men’s championship went to a fivesome of Cliff
Papik, Howard Owens, Scott Graslie, Roger Miller and Bill Bogard. The
group shot a 66 which is five under par.
The winning women’s group was Jane Dunbar, Peggy Junek, Vicky
Coyle, Jeanne Papik. This team shot an 87, which is 17 over par.
Individual hole prize winners were:
Hole 1 – tee shot closest to pin
in third shot, $25 gift certificate to Pro Shop from Pioneer Bank and
Trust, Scott Graslie; hole 2 – tee shot closest to pin, BHSU
sweatshirt, Cliff Papik; hole 3 - longest putt, $25 gift certificate to
Pro Shop, John Alsup; hole 4 - closest to the pin on tee shot, BHSU
t-shirt, Rawling Rosedahl; hole 5 - closest to the pin on second shot,
$25 gift certificate to pro shop courtesy of Pioneer Bank and Trust, Don
Altmyer; hole 6 - longest putt, BHSU jacket, Bill Jordan; hole 7 -
closest to pin on second shot, $25 gift certificate to Pro Shop, Jim
Rarick; hole 8 – tee shot closest to pin , BHSU cap, Vickie Coyle;
hole 9 – longest drive in fairway (men only), BHSU t-shirt, Don
Altmyer; hole 10- closest to pin on second shot, $25 gift certificate
to Pro Shop courtesy of Pioneer Bank and Trust, Bill Jordan; hole 11 –
closest to pin on tee shot, BHSU sweatshirt, Howard Owens; hole 12 –
longest putt, $25 gift certificate to Pro Shop, Ben Dar; hole 13 –
longest putt, BHSU cap, John Alsup; hole 14 – closest to pin on second
shot, $25 gift certificate to Pro Shop courtesy of Pioneer Bank and
Trust, Bob Kemp; hole 15 – closest to pin on third shot, $25 gift
certificate to Pro Shop; two winners – Don Altmyer and Francis Madden;
hole 16 – closest to pin on tee shot, BHSU t-shirt, Wyatt Meek; hole
17 – longest putt, BHSU sweatshirt, Tom Flickema; hole 18 – longest
drive in fairway (women only), BHSU t-shirt, Jane Dunbar.
Green and Gold Club
announces luncheon dates - top
The Green and Gold Booster Club at Black Hills State University is
planning to meet on scheduled Tuesdays at noon throughout the year.
The first luncheon will be Tuesday,
Sept. 9 at Shoot The Bull in Spearfish. The public is welcome to attend.
University coaches will be available to discuss the upcoming season.
The BHSU football team kicks off
their season Sept. 13 at Minot State University.
The Yellow Jackets can
also be seen at Lyle Hare Stadium this Saturday, Sept. 6 at 1:30 p.m. as
they prepare for the 2003 season with an intra-squad scrimmage. The
first home volleyball game will be Sept. 12 at 7 p.m. in the Donald E.
Young Sports and Fitness Center against the University of
Minnesota-Morris. The cross-country season begins Sept. 13 at the South
Dakota Tech Invitational in Rapid City.
This year’s Green and Gold luncheon schedule is shown below. For
more information call 642-6385.
BHSU golden age activity
tickets available - top
Golden age activity tickets for Black Hills State University
activities are once again available at a cost of $10 per ticket.
The golden age activity pass admits senior citizens to all regular
athletic, theatre, music and other events at the university. Special
athletic events such as tournaments or playoff games are not included.
Tickets are available to anyone 65 years of age or older through the
president's office in Woodburn Hall room 201.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are the program materials received Aug. 29 through Sept. 3 in
the Grants Office, Woodburn 309. For copies of the information, contact
the office at 642-6371 or email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fellowship information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin
board near the information desk.
Humanities Center Fellowships
The Stanford Humanities Center will award six to eight external
faculty fellowships for the academic year 2004-2005. External
fellowships fall into two categories: (a) senior fellowships for
well-established scholars at least ten years beyond receipt of the
Ph.D.; (b) junior fellowships for scholars at least three years
beyond receipt of the Ph.D. and normally no more than ten. External
fellowships are intended primarily for individuals currently
teaching or affiliated with an academic institution, but independent
scholars may apply. One goal of the fellowship selection process is
to create a diverse community of scholars in residence across the
spectrum of academic fields and academic ranks. Scholars who are
members of traditionally under-represented groups are encouraged to
apply. Awards are made from an applicant pool of approximately 200.
Deadline: Oct. 15. Application forms and further information
are available from the Stanford Humanities Center, 424 Santa Teresa
Street, Stanford University, Stanford, CA 94305-4015 or from the
center's website at http://shc.stanford.edu.
Course, Curriculum, Laboratory Improvement
The National Science Foundation is seeking proposals for
research on assessment and for the development and dissemination of
tools to measure achievement and guide improvement of science,
technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education. The
previously separate assessment activity, which was recently
incorporated into the Course, Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement
initiative (CCLI), supports projects in three or multiple
undergraduate disciplines; adaptation of effective assessment
materials and practices for use in a new setting or with a different
audience; and dissemination activities, such as workshops, to
promote the use of effective assessment practices that have been
Deadline: Oct. 29. www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03584/nsf03584.htm
Group Projects Abroad (ED)
The Education Department is soliciting applications for overseas
projects in training, research and curriculum development in modern
foreign languages and area studies for teachers, students and
faculty engaged in a group study project. ED will fund projects that
focus on: Africa, East Asia, South Asia, Southeast Asia, and the
Pacific, the Western Hemisphere (Central and South America, Mexico
and Caribbean); East Central Europe and Eurasia or the Near East. ED
encourages projects that provide opportunities for nationally
recruited undergraduate students to study in a foreign country for
either a semester or a full academic year.
Deadline: Oct. 14. www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister
and Learning Resources Grants (NEH)
The National Endowment for the Humanities is inviting
applications for projects that improve specific areas of humanities
education through the development of new or revised curricula and
instructional learning materials. Projects are intended to serve as
national models of excellence in humanities education. They must
draw upon scholarship in the humanities and use scholars and
teachers as advisers. Projects may help schools, colleges and
universities develop or revise humanities programs and courses;
support development and application of technologies to integrate
outstanding humanities scholarship into teaching and learning; and
provide materials and tools for teacher training.
Deadline: Oct. 15. www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/teachinglearning.html
Project Support (IMLS)
The Institute for Museum and Library Services is inviting
applications for matching grants to help museums identify
conservation needs and priorities and perform activities to ensure
the safety of their collections. Conservation projects support
grants to help museums develop a logical institution-wide approach
to caring for their living and nonliving collections. Applications
must demonstrate that the primary goal of the project is
conservation care and not management or maintenance. Collections may
be in one of four categories: nonliving; systematics and natural
history; living plants; and living animals. Grants are available for
five broad types of activities: surveys (general, detailed condition
or environmental); training; research; treatment and environmental
Deadline: Oct. 15. www.imls.gov/grants/museum/mus_cps.asp
Research Facilities Improvement (NCRR)
The Center for Research Resources invites applications for
matching grants to construct, upgrade, update and expand existing
facilities used for basic and clinical biomedical and behavioral
research and research training. Eligible activities include
construction of new facilities, additions to existing buildings,
completion of uninhabitable “shell” space in a new or existing
buildings, major alterations, and acquisition and installation of
fixed equipment. Applications must request $1 million to $4 million
a year each in direct costs. The matching requirement is
dollar-for-dollar. The project period is two years but may be
Deadline: Nov. 13, 2003, and Feb. 18, 2004, for applications.
in Science (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is inviting proposals for
activities to increase the participation and achievement of persons
with disabilities in science, technology, engineering, and
mathematics (STEM) education and careers. DEI projects focus on
institutionalizing products, materials and disseminating information
about model programs and proven practices to enhance participation
of students with disabilities in STEM education. Focused initiatives
encourage research and development of specific utilitarian assistive
technologies and other tools to help persons with disabilities
pursue STEM careers. Alliances provide comprehensive educational and
research experiences, quality support services and career
development. Alliance applicants are strongly encouraged to address
critical issues that hinder inclusion of persons with disabilities
in STEM education and careers.
Deadline: March 1, 2004, for letters of intent and April 16,
2004, for full proposals. www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03587/nsf03587.htm
to Prevent Suicidality (NIMH/NIDA/NIAAA/NIA/NCI)
The National Institute of Mental Health and partner institutes
are seeking investigator-initiated applications to intensify
research on prevention of suicide, promote interdisciplinary
approaches and attract new investigators to the field. Research
interests include: risk and protective factors, to school-based
programs; services research; public health, education and media
campaigns; and ethical and safety services.
Deadline: Oct. 1, 2003, Feb. 1, 2004, and June 1, 2004. http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-03-161.html
for Change Charitable Foundation
The Singing for Change (SFC) Charitable Foundation awards grants
to progressive nonprofits that are working to address the root
causes of social or environmental problems. The foundation was
created by singer Jimmy Buffet and initially funded by contributions
from his 1995 Summer Tour. Grants support a variety of areas,
including: Children and families - programs focused on the health,
education and protection of children and their families, including
projects promoting self-esteem and self-sufficiency; the environment
– programs that encourage environmental awareness and teach people
conservation, protection and the responsible use of natural
resources; and disenfranchised groups – projects to help people
overcome social and economic barriers to education or employment,
lead individuals toward self-sufficiency, demonstrate human equality
and encourage people to cross boundary lines to help others.
Deadline: None. Initial contact should be made by submitting
a one-page letter of interest describing your organization and the
project. If interested, the foundation will solicit a full proposal.
The National Science Foundation is seeking applications for
integrated investigations of environmental systems. $36 million will
be awarded for up to 50 grants on the following topics:
Interactions of Humans and Systems – Deadline: Nov. 19.
and Software Development – Deadline: Nov. 19.
Environmental Sciences and Engineering – Deadline: Dec.
Cycles – Deadline: Jan. 28, 2004.
in Materials Use: Science, Engineering and Society – Deadline:
March 4, 2004.
the announcement at www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02167/nsf02167.htm
for more information.
Technology (IT) Research (NSF)
The National Science Foundation is seeking applications under an
agency-wide initiative to advance research in information
technology. There are no explicit categories, but NSF is especially
interested in multidisciplinary approaches; innovative use of IT as
a tool in science and engineering research and education; visionary
work that could lead to major advances, new unanticipated
technologies and revolutionary applications; and areas such as the
use of IT to enhance security and reduce society’s vulnerability
to natural or man-made catastrophes. All IT topics may be addressed
in any of the three competitions.
Deadline: Deadlines vary by type of project. They are: Dec.
12 for small projects; Feb. 12, 2004, for medium projects; Nov. 18
for pre-proposals for large projects; and March 24, 2004, for
invited full proposals for large projects. Program contacts are
listed at www.nsf.gov/pubs/2002/nsf02168/nsf02168.htm.
Research Fellowships in Interdisciplinary Informatics (NSF)
The National Science Foundation’s biological sciences
directorate and the mathematical and physical sciences directorate
have joined forces to transform the existing postdoctoral
fellowships program in biological informatics to a renamed and
refocused postdoctoral research fellowships in interdisciplinary
informatics program. Applicants must propose leading-edge research
in biology, include a strong link between information/computational
science and biology; and develop or apply advanced
informatics/computational tools or approaches to the problem.
Deadline: Nov. 4. Send an email to email@example.com
or firstname.lastname@example.org for more
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration has issued a
draft solicitation for lead teams to comprise the NASA Astrobiology
Institute, which provides collaborative framework for research on
the origins and evolution of the universe and the principles that
will shape life on Earth and other planets. Awardees will conduct
collaborative interdisciplinary research to train future
astrobiology investigators, provide technical leadership for space
missions and support education and public outreach by providing K-14
education programs, teaching undergraduate classes and communicating
directly with the public.
Deadline: NASA anticipates issuing a final solicitation in
October with a December proposal deadline. The draft notice appears
(click on “NASA
Astrobiology Institute Cycle-3”).
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 at the Grants Office, Woodburn 309, or can be
printed from the committee 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.
The next application deadline is Sept. 19 at noon.
Applicants are encouraged to contact 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.