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Alaska's Fiddling Poet will
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Waldman, Alaska’s Fiddling Poet, will perform at Black Hills State
University Monday, March 14 at 6 p.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union Market Place. He will also speak at several BHSU
humanities classes throughout the day.
A former college professor, Waldman has had more than 400 poems and
stories published in national journals, and, since 1994, has worked
full-time performing at some of the nation’s leading clubs, bookstores,
universities and art festivals.
Waldman’s books include Nome Poems and To Live on this
Earth. His CDs, which feature poems read over old-time fiddle music,
a mix of traditional Appalachian tunes, and original compositions,
include A Week in Eek, Burnt Down House, and Music
Waldman is also a popular visiting artist in classrooms. Employing
both his fiddle and a repertoire of proven writing exercises, he has led
workshops in over 100 schools in 18 states nationwide, and has been a
guest writer at over 50 colleges and universities, including SUNY
Brockport, the University of Tennessee, Albion College, University of
Nebraska Omaha, Idaho State University, and San Diego State University.
The performance, which is sponsored by the University Programming
(UP) Team Fine Arts Committee, is open to the public at no charge. For
more information or to request accommodations for persons with
disabilities, contact Joshua Stanton at 642-6418 at least 48 hours prior
to the performance.
Dakota String Quartet to perform
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Dakota String Quartet will perform Tuesday, March 15 at 7:30 p.m. in the
recital hall in Clare and Josef Meier Hall on the campus of Black Hills
Quartet members Doosook Kim on violin, Magdalena
Modzelewska on violin, Fei Chen on viola, and Phoebe Dalton on cello
will perform music by Vivaldi and Bach.
Based in Sioux Falls, the Dakota String Quartet
consists of highly trained, professional musicians from the South Dakota
Symphony. The quartet tours the state and region to help students master
their instruments and broaden their appreciation for classical music.
In addition to Tuesday night’s concert, the quartet
will perform in area schools throughout the day Monday, March 16.
The concert, which is sponsored by First Premier
Bankcard Center of Spearfish, is free and open to the public. Donations
for BHSU music scholarships will be accepted at the door. For more
information, contact Mary Pochop at 722-3939.
entrepreneurship seminar will be held March 15 - top
The Black Hills State University music department, together with the
BHSU Center for Business and Entrepreneurship, will present a seminar to
help musicians expand their talents into a business.
The seminar, entitled “Starting your Own Music Business,” will be
held Tuesday, March 15 at 5 p.m. in Clare and Josef Meier Hall, room
202. Alan Curtis, from the Cavalcade of Music Foundation in Kenilworth,
Ill., will be the key speaker.
According to the organizers, this is an engaging, real-world workshop
that will help musicians expand their talents into business
applications. For additional information, call 642-6091 or 642-6255.
Individuals with disabilities who need special accommodations, should
call at least 24 hours prior to the event.
BHSU joins global effort to stop
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For the second year in a row, the Black Hills State University
National Organization for Women (N.O.W.) will host a series of events in
honor of Women’s History Month and V-Day, a global movement to stop
violence against women and girls.
An open mic/women’s history night, entitled “Women’s Stories, Women’s
Lives: Making Sense of Experience,” will be held Monday, March 14 at 7
p.m. in Jonas Hall room 305. The event will give participants the
opportunity to learn about women’s lives by examining the stories they
tell about themselves and others. Panels, readings, workshops and
performances that focus on women’s stories and lives will be presented.
An open mic will be available for anyone who wishes to express their
thoughts. The public is welcome to attend at no charge.
N.O.W. will also present two performances of “The Vagina Monologues,”
staged by a cast of BHSU students, staff and faculty members.
Performances will be held Friday, March 18 and Saturday, March 19 at 7
p.m. in the Woodburn Hall Auditorium.
Hailed by The New York Times as “funny” and “poignant” and by
the Daily News as “intelligent” and “courageous,” “The Vagina
Monologues,” which was first performed off-Broadway by Eve Ensler, dives
into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement
buried in women’s experiences.
V-Day is a global movement to stop violence against women and girls
through benefit performances of “The Vagina Monologues,” unique
documentary film projects and innovative gatherings designed to change
social attitudes. In its first seven years, the V-Day movement has
raised over $25 million. For more information, visit
The events are sponsored by BHSU N.O.W. and the University
Programming (UP) Team. Admission for “The Vagina Monologues” is $2.50
for advanced tickets, $5 for tickets at the door, and free with a BHSU
ID. Donations of clothing and toiletries will also be accepted. Advanced
tickets may be purchased March 14-18 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the David
B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union lobby. All proceeds will benefit
Cangleska Safehouse on the Pine Ridge Reservation. For more information
or to request accommodations for persons with disabilities contact
AlecSandra Bihlmaier at 722-1288 or Mary Foster at 641-6185 at least 48
hours prior to the event.
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The Black Hills State University Career Center is
making plans for its annual Interviewing Skills Workshop, which will be
held Saturday, March 19 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in Jonas Hall Room 301.
This year, participants will have the opportunity to
participate in mock interviews with distinguished community
professionals in addition to learning and practicing valuable
interviewing skills with Career Center personnel.
The workshop is free and open to the public. A pizza
lunch will be provided. Reservations are required. Call the BHSU Career
Center at 642-6277 to register.
Black Hills State students take
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Six Black Hills State University
students recently accompanied two AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteers to Denver
to take part in several community service projects during spring break.
Participants were: back row, left to right, Chelsey Mort, Mindi Harms,
VISTA volunteer Connie Kushman, and Andy Baird; and front row, left to
right, Maria Weber, Jackie Morris, Jessica Mort and VISTA volunteer
Six Black Hills State University students recently
spent a portion of their spring break helping people in the Denver area.
The students worked in conjunction with volunteer and
community agencies in the Denver area. Participants cooked, raked the
lawn, cleaned up garbage and sanitized the playground area at Brent’s
Place, an apartment complex for families with children who have cancer
who travel to Denver seeking treatment. They then served lunch to the
homeless and handed out groceries in a parking lot with Christ Body
Ministries. Other projects included cooking dinner at Urban Peak, a
youth homeless shelter; and doing laundry and assisting clients in the
clothing room at the St. Francis Center day shelter.
BHSU students who participated in the project were:
Andy Baird, a senior from New York; Mindi Harms, a sophomore elementary
education major from Gering, Neb.; Jackie Morris, a junior sociology
major from Belle Fourche; Chelsey Mort, a sophomore elementary educaton
major from Big Horn, Wyo.; Jessica Mort, a senior pre-physical therapy
major from Big Horn, Wyo.; and Maria Weber, a sophomore business
administration major from Hoven. Abbey Baird and Connie Kushman,
Americorps*Volunteers in Service to America (VISTAs) stationed on the
BHSU campus, accompanied the students on the project.
According to Abbey Baird, the spring break trip,
sponsored by the BHSU Community-University-Resource-Exchange (C-U-R-E)
and the Student Senate, offered BHSU students the opportunity to work
and have fun with other students, to increase self-knowledge and to
broaden their perspective of the world around them.
The goal of the spring break trip was to involve BHSU
students in community-based service projects and give students the
opportunity to learn about the problems faced by members of communities
with whom they otherwise may have had little or no direct contact.
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Below are the program materials received in the Grants Office,
Woodburn 309, through March 9. For copies of the information, contact
the office at 642-6204 or e-mail requests to
information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near
the information desk.
Governor’s 2010 Individual Research Seed Grant Program (BOR)
The South Dakota Board of Regents is sponsoring an individual
research seed grant program as one of several initiatives designed to
strengthen South Dakota’s research competitiveness and to generate
commercial activity derived from research. The program has been
established in response to Governor Rounds’ 2010 Initiative,
specifically Goal Three, which challenges the state to “become a
recognized leader in research and technology development by 2010.”
Recruiting researchers to staff the new 2010 Research Centers and to
work in new Ph.D. programs will be a tremendous boost to the Governor’s
effort, but increasing research expectations and opportunities for
existing faculty is also very important. Through this request for
proposals (RFP), the South Dakota Board of Regents solicits applications
for funds to provide individual research seed grants.
Deadline: March 28, 2005. The complete RFP is available online
Women's Educational Equity Act Program (WEEA)
The purpose of the WEEA program is: (a) to promote gender equity in
education in the United States; (b) to provide financial assistance to
enable educational agencies and institutions to meet the requirements of
title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; and (c) to promote
equity in education for women and girls who suffer from multiple forms
of discrimination based on sex, race, ethnic origin, limited English
proficiency, disability, or age.
Deadlines: April 1, 2005, for the notice of intent to apply
and April 18, 2005, for transmittal of applications. Review the official
application notice for pre-application and application requirements,
application submission information, performance measures, priorities and
program contact information. The complete announcement is available at
Funding Opportunities in Arts Education (NEA)
The National Endowment for the Arts is convinced that all children
and youth, not only those with specific artistic talent, benefit from an
education in the arts. The arts are in themselves a vital part of a
comprehensive education. Current research further suggests that young
people who participate in the arts acquire skills that help them in
decision-making, problem solving, creative thinking, and teamwork. The
arts also can help motivate children to learn and achieve stronger
results in core academic subjects. For some children, the arts provide
the impetus to stay in school and find their way to contribute to
The Arts Endowment achieves its support of arts education through a
focus on children, teachers, artists, arts organizations, and school
leadership that will model best practices in arts education, disseminate
those practices to the field, and build the case for quality arts
education across the country. Critical to this strategy is the rigorous
application of national, state, or local arts education standards.
Complete details on all of the following opportunities for funding are
- Learning in the Arts for Children and Youth
To advance arts education for children and youth in school-based
or community-based settings. This category supports in-depth,
curriculum-based arts education experiences that occur over an
extended period. Projects must provide participatory learning and
engagement of students with skilled artists, teachers, and excellent
art. All projects must include the following components: 1) the
opportunity for students and their teachers to experience exemplary
works of art, in live form wherever possible; 2) study of the art
experienced including the acquisition of skills for practicing the
art form where appropriate; 3) the performance/making of art within
the discipline(s) studied; and 4) student assessment according to
national, state or local arts education standards.
Deadline: June 13, 2005.
- Access to Artistic Excellence
To foster and preserve excellence in the arts and provide access
to the arts for all Americans. This category supports projects that
provide short-term arts exposure or arts appreciation for children
and youth as well as intergenerational education projects.
Applications under Access to Artistic Excellence Awards are
available under the following disciplines: dance, design, folk &
traditional arts, literature and local arts agencies. Media arts
awards in film/radio/television, museums, music, musical
theater/opera, theater, visual arts, and presenting. If you have a
project that is multidisciplinary the Arts Endowment has
consolidated its support for multidisciplinary projects and
presenting projects under the heading of presenting.
Deadline: August 15, 2005.
- Challenge America: Reaching Every Community Fast-Track Review
To support primarily small and mid-sized organizations for
projects that extend the reach of the arts to underserved
populations, those whose opportunities to experience the arts are
limited by geography, ethnicity, economics, or disability. This
category, as an essential component of the Arts Endowment's goal of
providing wide access to artistic excellence, supports local
projects that can have significant effects within communities.
Grants are available for professional arts programming and for
projects that emphasize the potential of the arts in community
Partnerships can be valuable to the success of these projects. While
not required, applicants are encouraged to consider partnerships
among organizations, both in and outside of the arts, as appropriate
to their project. Funding is not available for instruction in the
Deadline: June 1, 2005.
- Summer Schools in the Arts
To raise the quality and availability of arts education in
communities nationwide, the Arts Endowment created the Summer
Schools in the Arts program. This program supports rigorous,
challenging summer arts education programs that enable children and
youth to acquire knowledge and skills in the arts as well as gain
lifelong interests in the arts and culture.
A summer school in the arts is one that: provides summer instruction
in one or more arts disciplines; offers a comprehensive curriculum
where participants actively create and/or perform as well as respond
to the arts; culminates in public performances, exhibitions, or
other demonstrations of the participants' achievements in the arts;
measures the extent to which students gain knowledge and skills
according to national, state, or local arts education standards
through pre- and post-assessment tests; offers instruction to the
same group of students over a minimum of 90 contact hours.
Deadline: Statements of interest are being accepted through
May 23, 2005. Following review of these statements, it is
anticipated that no more than 100 organizations will be invited, by
July 18, 2005, to submit formal applications, which will be accepted
through Sept. 12, 2005.
Faculty research funds
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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 & Special Projects Office or can be printed
from their 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 committee reviews proposals on an ongoing basis. Applications to
be considered at the next meeting of the Faculty Research Committee need
to be submitted to the Grants Office, Woodburn 309, by Wednesday, March
30. Twelve copies of the proposal must be submitted for consideration.
Applicants are encouraged to review submission requirements, and to
contact the committee members for advice prior to completing their
proposals. Committee members are John Alsup, Dan Bergey, Earl Chrysler,
Dorothy Fuller, Vincent King, Raju Ramaswamy, Shane Sarver, Rob Schurrer,
and Kathleen Parrow, committee chair.