Volume XXIX, No. 16 • April 29, 2005


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Glover to serve as instructor at Global Youth Village - top

John Glover
Glover

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 www.globalyouthvillage.org.

“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 youth.

“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 www.legacyintl.org.

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
Klarenbeek

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 problem.

“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 wellness programs.

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 - top

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 festival.

Dr. Randall Royer congratulates Jonathan Kelly

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 http://usonia.unco.edu/uncjazz/festival/festival.html.



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.

AIC members at first meeting

The recently established Black Hills State University Accounting and Investment Club (AIC) held its first meeting in last month.

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.



Results and 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 scholarship.

Bo Red Bow receives Kevin Whirlwind Horse scholarship

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 otherwise noted):

  • Eight & Under Girls -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 -mile run: 1st, Canute Bancroft; 2nd, Isiah Childers; 3rd, Zach Zwashka.
  • 9-12 Girls -mile run: 1st, Aspen Anderson; 2nd, Geneva Rowland, Manderson.
  • 9-12 Boys -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, Matt Pedersen.
    • 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 Lodge, Bonesteel.
    • 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 Pedersen.
    • 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 Klopper, Philip.
  • 10K run results:
    • 13-19 Boys: 1st, Jake Miller, Pierre; 2nd, Kevin King, Rapid City.
    • 20-29 Women: 1st, Cary Thrall, Lead; 2nd, Urla Marcus.
    • 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 www.bhsu.edu/studentlife/studentsupport/KWH.html.



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.

Bryan Chapman and Taylor Richards receiving first place prize

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 City recently.

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 the finals.

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 competition.

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 engineers.



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 speaks in Meier HallLarry 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 shows moccasins she created for Lakota arts courseFawn 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 - top

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 grants@bhsu.edu. Fellowship 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 student achievement.

Deadlines: May 16 for notice of intent to apply and June 14 for transmittal of applications. For more information and complete application requirements see www.ed.gov/legislation/FedRegister/announcements/2005-2/041505d.html.


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 universities.

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 ADVANCE Projects:

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

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 Awards

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.

See www.nsf.gov/funding/pgm_summ.jsp?pims_id=5383&org=NSF&from=fund for details.


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