Glover to serve as instructor
at Global Youth Village - top
Dr. John Glover, American Indian Studies associate professor at Black
Hills State University, was recently selected to serve as a global
issues workshop instructor for Global Youth Village.
Global Youth Village, held annually near Washington, D.C., in the
Smokey Mountains of Virginia, is an international summer camp where
youths, ages 13-18, from around the world come together to learn about
and discuss development issues, prejudice, peace building and community
action. For more information see
“I am thrilled by this opportunity,” Glover said. “I feel like an
ambassador from the Black Hills and Northern Plains.”
Glover will serve as one of four global issues instructors at the
camp, which begins in early July. He will receive two weeks of staff
training before spending an intensive three weeks working with the
“I am looking forward to using my other college major, international
relations. I hope to include discussions on the status of American
Indians and tribes and the rights of indigenous peoples throughout the
world,” Glover said.
Global Youth Village is a project of Legacy International, a
non-governmental agency that is affiliated with the United Nations and
has partnered with the U.S. State Department on a number of
international exchange programs. Legacy International has, for the past
25 years, fostered cross-cultural understanding amongst professionals
and youth from around the world. Recent activities have involved Russia,
the Balkans, and Central Asia. For more information see
Glover received his bachelor’s in political science from Concordia
College and his juris doctorate from Willamette University. He has been
a member of the BHSU faculty since 1992.
Klarenbeek attends state
health summit - top
Sandy Klarenbeek, health instructor from Black Hills State
University, attended the Governor’s Healthy South Dakota Summit held
recently in Sioux Falls.
Health care, business, school and community leaders gathered for the
Healthy South Dakota Summit to tackle the state’s growing obesity
“Right now 60 percent of adults and 33.3 percent of students in South
Dakota are overweight and those numbers are growing,” said South Dakota
Governor Mike Rounds. “Obesity has negative consequences for individual
health and is also a major contributor to rising health care costs. This
summit is an important first step toward developing a comprehensive
nutrition and physical activity plan for South Dakota.”
Keynote speaker for the summit was Dr. Julie Gerberding, South Dakota
native and current director of the federal Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC). The summit also featured a panel discussion with
representatives from businesses and communities which have implemented
Following the summit, Klarenbeek was invited to participate in the
first of a series of meetings scheduled to develop a nutrition and
physical activity plan for the state. The South Dakota Department of
Health has received federal funding to develop and implement a state
plan to promote nutrition and physical activity, with the intent to
prevent obesity and other chronic diseases.
“It is exciting to be involved in this statewide initiative to
address obesity,” Klarenbeek said. “So many people struggle with weight
issues that affect physical health. However, being overweight or obese
also affects people’s social and emotional health. The goal is to help
people become healthier.”
According to Klarenbeek the state plan will include all people
throughout the state, from preschool children to the elderly, people
with disabilities, pregnant and nursing women and all races. She said
the state planning group consists of individuals who are committed to
building a collaborative diverse community to develop the plan and
follow through with implementation.
As the plan is developed, information will be posted on the
www.HealthySD.gov web site.
Information is also available from the department’s Office of Health
Promotion at 605-773-3737.
Black Hills State
University will hold 149th commencement May 7 -
The 149th Black Hills State University commencement is
scheduled for Saturday, May 7 at 10 a.m. in the gymnasium of the Donald
E. Young Sports and Fitness Center.
Degrees will be awarded to 365 students including 40
master’s degrees, two bachelor of arts degrees, two bachelor of applied
technical science degrees, 222 bachelor of science degrees, 70 bachelor
of science in education degrees, and 29 associate degrees.
The commencement address will be given by Dr. Kathryn
Johnson, who was recently named to the South Dakota Board of Regents. Albin Sandau, 2004
Distinguished Faculty member, will speak to the graduates. Diplomas will
be presented by Dr. Thomas Flickema, BHSU president, and Ms. April
Meeker, BHSU registrar.
Retiring faculty members will be formally
recognized during the ceremony. The 2005 Distinguished Faculty Award
will be presented to Dr. James Hesson, biokinetics professor in the
division of physical education and health.
Music will be provided by the BHSU Band, under the
direction of Mr. Christopher Hahn, instructor of music; and the Black
Hills Singers, under the direction of Mr. Stephen Parker, assistant
professor of music. Jonathan Kelly, BHSU music graduate, will accompany
the Black Hills Singers.
BHSU President Thomas Flickema will host a reception
for the graduates and their families and friends, and BHSU faculty and
staff members immediately following the commencement ceremony. The
reception will be held in the Young Center Field House.
An honors breakfast will be held prior to graduation
at 8 a.m. in the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket
Legacy Room. The cum laude, magna cum laude, and summa cum laude
graduates will be honored. Also, the female and male
graduates with the highest grade point average will be recognized. Kerry Burns, an English major from Philip,
will be honored as the highest-ranking female graduate. Scott Hobert, a
mass communications major from Harrold, will be honored as the
highest-ranking male graduate.
Also honored at the breakfast will be the 2005 outstanding faculty, staff, and students
as selected by the BHSU Student Senate. Dr. David
Wolff, associate history professor, will be honored as the Outstanding
Faculty Member; Jean Helmer, director of United Ministries, will be
honored as the Outstanding Staff Member; Ian Laber, a political science
major from Winner, will be honored as the Outstanding Male Student; and
Venessa Adcock, a senior human services major from Albuquerque, N.M.,
will be honored as the Outstanding Female Student.
Soloists take top honors at UNC/Greeley
Jazz Festival - top
Dr. Randall Royer
(right), director of the BHSU Jazz Ensemble and associate music
professor, congratulates BHSU senior Jonathan Kelly on his recent
outstanding soloist award from the UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival. Kelly and
BHSU freshman Samantha Michalson both received top soloist honors at the
The Black Hills State University Jazz Ensemble
recently performed at the 35th annual University of Northern Colorado (UNC)/Greeley
Jazz Festival, where two soloists earned top honors. The ensemble also
presented performances in several communities during their travel.
The UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival, a non-competitive
educational and cultural gathering, is the largest event of its kind in
the United States. The annual festival brings together internationally
recognized artists, jazz lovers, award-winning clinicians and over 300
college, high school and middle school bands and vocal groups. Each year
over 7,000 participants take part in the festival.
In addition to the many positive comments the jazz
ensemble received from judges and audience members, two individuals
received outstanding soloist awards. Receiving the awards were senior
pianist Jonathan Kelly, from Sioux Falls, and freshman alto saxophonist
Samantha Michalson, from Sturgis.
Other members of the ensemble who attended the
festival were: Bethany Steinhauer, Custer; Ashley Custis, Spearfish;
Katie Halter, Rapid City; Brice Johnson, Sheridan, Wyo.; Amanda Scott,
Custer; Jennifer Mahlen, Rapid City; Dennis Kennedy, Lander, Wyo.; Randy
Moschell, Howard; Jonathan Aberle, Mobridge; Jonathan Mark, Lander,
Wyo.; Jerry Pontius, Deadwood; Nathan Taylor, Troutdale, Ore.; Nick
Brandriet, Watertown; Chris Larson, Rapid City; Chris Roman, Rapid City;
and Drew Lerdal, Rapid City.
On the way to the festival, the ensemble performed
concerts at various schools and communities including Lead; Edgemont;
Wheatland, Wyo.; Casper, Wyo.; and Saratoga, Wyo.
The director of the BHSU Jazz Ensemble is Dr. Randall
Royer, associate professor of music at BHSU. Contact Royer at 642-6255
for more information about the ensemble. For more information about the
UNC/Greeley Jazz Festival see
Accounting and Investment Club
holds first meeting - top
Members of the recently established
BHSU Accounting and Investment Club (AIC) held their first meeting
Thursday, April 14. Pictured are AIC members: front row, left to right,
Clayton Bryan, White River; Jesse Julius, Watertown; and Lewis Hettinga,
Volga; middle row, left to right, Jesse Anderson, Sturgis; Nicholas
Koontz, Sturgis; and Melanie Haynes, Philip; and back row, left to
right, Kory Burr, Gillette, Wyo.; Chad Farley, Witten; Levi Harrington,
Piedmont; David Leaptrott, Ellsworth Air Force Base; Denis Birgenheir,
Rapid City; Andrew Coppersmith, Gettysburg; Sara Blakeman, Lemmon; and
Amanda Caster, Custer.
The recently established Black Hills State University
Accounting and Investment Club (AIC) held its first meeting in last
The purpose of the meeting was to gather membership
agreement, establish the constitution and by-laws, and elect officers.
Newly elected officers for the AIC are president,
Jesse Julius, a junior business administration major from Watertown;
vice president, Andrew Coppersmith, a senior business administration
major from Gettysburg; chief financial officer, Melanie Haynes, a junior
professional accountancy major from Philip; chief trading officer, Lewis
Hettinga, a junior business administration major from Volga; chief
information officer, Denis Birgenheir, a junior psychology major from
Rapid City; and secretary, Sara Blakeman, a junior business
administration major from Lemmon.
The AIC was founded to enhance student learning and
engagement in the financial market and provide information for students
who plan to take the CPA examination, in addition to sponsoring guest
speakers and field trips to increase students’ professionalism in the
fields of accounting, economics and finance.
The Jacket Investment Club, in affiliation with the
AIC, has been formed as a legal partnership entity to give students a
vehicle to invest their own money and learn how to analyze securities.
For more information contact faculty advisors Dr.
Sheng Yang at 605-642-6429 or Laura Prosser at 605-923-5893.
scholarship winner announced for annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse memorial
race - top
Susan Hupp, director of Student
Support Services at Black Hills State University, presents a plaque to
Bo Red Bow, 2005 recipient of the annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse Race
Winners have been announced for the annual Kevin Whirlwind Horse
Memorial Race held recently at Black Hills State University. More than
100 people participated in the run/walk event.
Champions in the 5K run were Steve Anderson and Chris Childers both
from Spearfish. Jake Miller and Marcie Holben finished first in the 10-K
run. The 8 & under quarter mile race was won by Savannah Childers and
Canute Bancroft. Aspen Anderson and Thomas Rowland finished first the
9-12 year-old half-mile run.
Bo Red Bow, a sophomore at BHSU, received the 2005 Kevin Whirlwind
Horse Memorial Scholarship. Red Bow competes for the BHSU track and
cross country teams, is a volunteer for Teammates, a youth mentorship
program, and also volunteers for various sporting events on campus. Red
Bow maintains a grade point average above 3.0. He is the son of Cheryl
and Buddy Red Bow of Rapid City.
Each year, an outstanding Native American sophomore, selected by
grade point average, leadership and involvement, to receive the Kevin
Whirlwind Horse Memorial Scholarship. The award is given in memory of
Kevin L. Whirlwind Horse, a former BHSU student who was killed in an
automobile accident in 1984. In the spring of 1985, friends, family and
the Black Hills State University community gathered to honor his memory
by running together. Every year since then, people have gathered on the
first morning of the Lakota Omniciye wacipi (powwow) to participate in a
memorial run. Registration fees from the annual run help support the
memorial scholarship, which was initially established by Mrs. Mae
Whirlwind Horse and the Whirlwind Horse family.
This year’s event marked the 20th annual memorial run. The family
presented plaques to Sharon Hemmingson, Deatta Chapel and staff members
of BHSU Student Support Services including Susan Hupp, Cody McMichael,
Julianna Larson, and Linda Wilson to thank them for coordinating the
event over the years. Other event organizers included Carol Gritts,
Chery Leahy, Macky Schwahn, Dawn Danko, Urla Marcus, and students
Jessica Hood, Donna Lee, and Penny Herman. Hemingson also expressed her
thanks to Perkins, the city of Spearfish, the BHSU Young Center,
Facilities Services and the University Printing Center, as well as local
news media, who all contributed to the success of the event.
Complete race results (runners are from Spearfish unless
- Eight & Under Girls ¼-mile run: 1st, Savannah Childers;
2nd, Wynter Childers; 3rd, Dani Whirlwind Horse, Manderson; 4th,
Kray King, Rapid City; 5th, Isabelle Silva; 6th, Journey Childers.
- Eight & Under Boys ¼-mile run: 1st, Canute Bancroft; 2nd,
Isiah Childers; 3rd, Zach Zwashka.
- 9-12 Girls ½-mile run: 1st, Aspen Anderson; 2nd, Geneva
- 9-12 Boys ½-mile run: 1st, Thomas Rowland, Manderson;
2nd, Clancy King (Rapid City); 3rd, Gene Kaline, Manderson; 4th,
Nile Stone, Mission; 5th, Lincoln Whirlwind Horse, Interior; 6th,
Colter King, Rapid City.
- 5K run results:
- U-13 Girls: 1st, Emily DeCook.
- U-13 Boys: 1st, William Yellow Bull, Manderson; 2nd,
- 13-19 Girls: 1st, Danielle Robins, Rapid City; 2nd,
Lauren Crowe, Lake Andes; 3rd, Kierstin Charging Hawk, Bonesteel;
4th, Marisa Joseph, Lake Andes; 5th, Jasmine Heck, Bonesteel.
- 13-19 Boys: 1st, Marc Whirlwind Soldier, St. Francis;
2nd, Vaughn Brandis, Belle Fourche; 3rd, Roger Jumping Eagle,
Manderson; 4th, Anthony Rowland, Manderson; 5th, Myron Old
- 20-29 Women: 1st, Janelle Flottmeyer; 2nd, Kerry
O’Dea, Mission; 3rd, Josie Harrell; 4th, Rena Ramsey.
- 20-29 Men: 1st, Terry Berndt, Faith; 2nd, Kevin
O’Dea, Mission; 3rd, John Rounds; 4th, Henk Klopper, Philip;
5th, Justin Stanford, Mission.
- 30-39 Women: 1st, Chris Childers; 2nd, Tonya
Whirlwind Soldier, St. Francis; 3rd, Dorsie Ramsey; 4th, Becky
- 30-39 Men: 1st, Gary Childers; 2nd, J.J. Krenzke,
Mission; 3rd, Tony Rowland, Manderson.
- 40-49 Women: 1st, Lisa Tackett.
- 40-49 Men: 1st, Steve Anderson; 2nd, Mike One Star,
Sr., Two Strike.
- 50 and Over Women: 1st, Trudie Klopper, Philip; 2nd,
Yvonne Cocchi, Belle Fourche; 3rd, Penny O’Dea; 4th, Annette
Nelson, Belle Fourche.
- 50 & Over Men: 1st, Wally Little Moon, Howes; 2nd,
Mike Besso, Deadwood; 3rd, Bernie Wells, Aberdeen; 4th, Coen
- 10K run results:
- 13-19 Boys: 1st, Jake Miller, Pierre; 2nd, Kevin
King, Rapid City.
- 20-29 Women: 1st, Cary Thrall, Lead; 2nd, Urla
- 20-29 Men: 1st, Doug Stevens, Gillette, Wyo.; 2nd,
Robert Asscherick, Rapid City.
- 30-39 Women: 1st, Marcie Holben; 2nd, Leta Klopper,
Philip; 3rd, Kim Knecht, Pierre; 4th, Jezal McNeil.
- 30-39 Men: 1st, Craig Johnson, Rapid City; 2nd,
Keegan Floquet, Philip; 3rd, Mike Clinchers.
- 40-49 Women: 1st, Betsy Silva (with Isabelle in tow)
- 40-49 Men: 1st, Tim Potts, Sturgis; 2nd, Mark
Zwaschka; 3rd, Charles Wharton.
- 50 and Over Men: 1st, Marv Linn, Sturgis.
For more information about the Kevin Whirlwind Horse Memorial
Scholarship Run/Walk, visit
BHSU sponsors 'Car Wars' for
high school students - top
The winners of the “Car Wars,” an
electronic car race competition sponsored by CATE, were Bryan Chapman
and Taylor Richards from Boxelder Job Corps. Each received a $400
scholarship to BHSU or WDTI. Also pictured are Tom Snider of the Nida
Corp., from Melbourne, Fla., and Dr. Jerry Miller, technology professor
at BHSU, who assisted with the competition. The Nida Corp., a company
that develops electronics instructional materials, sponsored the race.
The Consortium for Advanced Technological Education (CATE),
a cooperative effort between Black Hills State University and Western
Dakota Technical Institute, held its first electronic car race
competition during the TIE (Technology in Education) Conference in Rapid
More than 60 students from 12 area school districts
participated in the electronic “Car Wars” competition. A total of 30
teams competed in the preliminary round and the top 10 teams advanced to
According to Tom Termes, BHSU assistant technology
instructor who coordinates CATE activities, the students began with a
standard car which they built from scratch and were free to modify for
the race. He noted that the students worked hard on their cars and were
excited about participating in the race.
“The competition was a raving success,” Termes said.
“It was a great learning experience for the students.”
The first-place team with a remarkable time of one
minute and 12 seconds (two seconds faster than second place) consisted
of Bryan Chapman and Taylor Richards from Boxelder Job Corps. The
winners each received a $400 scholarship to BHSU or WDTI.
Other winners, who received cash prizes and gift
certificates, included: second place - Brandon Kudlock from Belle
Fourche; third place – Zack Bean and Jesse Ramer from Custer; fourth
place – James Brown and Bill Folen from Boxelder Job Corps; and fifth
place team - Nehemiah Hambey and Don Scott, from Boxelder Job Corps.
Boxelder Job Corps, which had four of their five teams advance to the
final 10, was awarded the CATE electronics competition first-place
trophy, which will be displayed at the school until the next year’s
The “Car Wars” competition is one of many projects
conducted as a result of the CATE grant. According to Termes, the
purpose of CATE is to motivate students toward technical occupations,
including future careers as technicians, technology teachers or
Adventure Center sells
rental equipment - top
Due to risk management concerns and a lack of
equipment rentals, the Student Union Adventure Center is liquidating
most of its rental equipment. Items to be sold include camping gear,
tents, sleeping bags, backpacks and a variety of other recreational
equipment. The liquidation began Friday, April 29 in the Adventure
Center and will continue until all excess equipment is sold.
The Adventure Center will continue to rent canoes,
life jackets, inner tubes and frisbee golf discs. Excursions and events
will also be offered throughout the fall and spring semesters.
For more information contact Ellen Melaragno, senior secretary for
Student Union, at
EllenMelaragno@bhsu.edu, 642-6313, or 642-6378.
Green and Gold fund drive
begins - top
The 46th annual Black Hills State University athletic fund drive,
sponsored by the Green and Gold Club, will begin Thursday, May 5 and run
through Thursday, May 19.
The Green and Gold Club spring fundraiser is the driving force for
athletic scholarship funds at Black Hills State University. Last year
the group raised approximately $312,000. The club's goal this year is to
up the campaign total of $363,000.
Funds from the drive will be awarded to athletes participating in the
2005-06 athletic season. Steve Meeker, athletic director and vice
president for institutional advancement at BHSU, and his staff are
organizing the drive with support from the Green and Gold Club.
Meeker said Green and Gold Club members will be drafting businesses
and individuals to call on again this year. The success of the fund
drive is the result of the dedication and hard work of many volunteers,
according to Meeker. The club is expecting another successful campaign
and appreciates any contribution regardless of the amount.
Green and Gold volunteers will be contacting businesses and
individuals for scholarship contributions. Volunteers will also compete
for cash and prizes totaling $2,250.
Contributions will be categorized by gift amount received. The gift
categories are as follows: Hall-of-Fame Club, $5,000 or more;
All-American Club, $3,500-$4,999; Yellow Jacket Club, $3,000 to $3,499;
President's Club, $1,000 to $2,999; Executive's Club, $750 to $999;
Captain's Club, $500 to $749; Green Beret's Club, $300 to $499; Gold
Beret's Club $150 to $299; Jacket Backer's Club, $100 to $149; and
Stinger's Club, $99 or less. Contributions to the scholarship fund may
be made by check, cash or credit card. Contributions can be paid in full
or by monthly or quarterly installments. University faculty and staff
may contribute through the payroll-deduction plan.
Businesses interested in game or corporate sponsorships should
contact Meeker for information.
"The sponsorship program is not only an opportunity for businesses or
corporations to support the university's athletic program, it also
offers advertising options for the businesses involved,” Meeker said.
Information on the Green and Gold fund drive is available by
contacting Meeker at 642-6385.
State attorney general
presents credit information - top
Larry Long, South Dakota state attorney general, recently presented
credit information for students at Black Hills State University. Long
provided information designed to assist people in dealing with credit
issues. His presentation was open to students and community members.
According to Long, college students are considered “an identity’s
thief’s dream.” He presented information to help students implement
simple measures to protect them from credit fraud and identity theft.
Students display original
Lakota Arts - top
Fawn Homestead, a freshman from Spearfish, shows a pair of moccasins
that she created for a traditional Lakota arts course at Black Hills
State University. Students in the course, which is taught by Jace DeCory,
American Indian Studies instructor, displayed original artwork at the
David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union this week as a culminating
activity for the spring semester class. According to DeCory, the
students will serve traditional Lakota food at their last class meeting.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are program materials received in the Grants Office, Woodburn
309, through Wednesday, April 27. 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.
Teaching American History Grant Program (DOE)
The Office of Innovation and Improvement, of the US Department of
Education, is inviting applications for their Teaching American History
Grant Program. Teaching American History grants support projects to
raise student achievement by improving teachers' knowledge,
understanding, and appreciation of traditional American history. Grant
awards assist local educational agencies (LEAs), in partnership with
entities that have extensive content expertise, to develop, document,
evaluate, and disseminate innovative, cohesive models of professional
development. By helping teachers to develop a deeper understanding and
appreciation of traditional American history as a separate subject
within the core curriculum, these programs improve instruction and raise
Deadlines: May 16 for notice of intent to apply and June 14
for transmittal of applications. For more information and complete
application requirements see
Increasing the Participation and Advancement of Women in Academic
Science and Engineering Careers - ADVANCE (NSF)
The pursuit of new scientific and engineering knowledge and its use
in service to society requires the talent, perspectives and insight that
can only be assured by increasing diversity in the science, engineering
and technological workforce. Despite advances made in the proportion of
women choosing to pursue science and engineering careers, women continue
to be significantly underrepresented in almost all science and
engineering fields, constituting only approximately 25 percent of the science
and engineering workforce at large, and less than 21 percent of science and
engineering faculty in 4-year colleges and universities. Women from
minority groups underrepresented in science and engineering constitute
only about 2 percent of science and engineering faculty in 4-year colleges and
The National Science Foundation (NSF) announces their goal with the
ADVANCE program is to increase the representation and advancement of
women in academic science and engineering careers, thereby contributing
to the development of a more diverse science and engineering workforce.
Creative strategies to realize this goal are sought from men and women.
Members of underrepresented minority groups and individuals with
disabilities are especially encouraged to apply. Proposals that address
the participation and advancement of women from underrepresented
minority groups are encouraged.
In 2005-2006, this program will support the following types of
Institutional Transformation Awards
Institutional Transformation Awards support academic institutional
transformation to promote the increased participation and advancement of
women scientists and engineers in academe. These awards support
innovative and comprehensive programs for institution-wide change.
Deadline: July 22, 2005.
Leadership Awards support the efforts of individuals, small groups,
or organizations in developing national and/or discipline-specific
leadership in enabling the full participation and advancement of women
in academic science and engineering careers.
Deadline: July 15, 2005.
Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination
Partnerships for Adaptation, Implementation, and Dissemination Awards
support the analysis, adaptation, dissemination and use of existing
innovative materials and practices that have been demonstrated to be
effective in increasing representation and participation of women in
academic science and engineering careers.
Deadline: Jan. 27, 2006.