- Deatta Chapel, office supervisor, Student Support Services
BHSU will host concert by
pianist David Anthony - top
Pianist David Anthony will perform at Black Hills State University
Saturday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. in the recital hall in Clare and Josef
Meier Hall. The ticket office will open at 6:45 p.m.
According to Janeen Larsen, BHSU music professor and chair of the
Department of Fine and Applied Arts, Anthony is known throughout the
Black Hills and the surrounding area as a pianist who plays by
imagination and creativity.
“He leads people on a musical journey through the Black Hills,
wandering down the back roads, hiking over the passes, wading in the
streams, and camping under the stars,” Larsen said. “His music is
relaxing, yet adventurous, and is enjoyed by people of all ages,
nationalities, and backgrounds.”
Anthony began to show a deep interest in playing the piano at the
early age of eight. Although he never took lessons, he was able to
create imaginative music that was pleasing to his audience.
Anthony began his music career in 1993 when he found inspiration
throughout the Black Hills of South Dakota. Everywhere he went, Anthony
says he would hear music to go with the scenery around him. He has now
produced six CDs, all having a Black Hills theme. Listeners are
entranced with his ability to capture the beauty and uniqueness of the
Black Hills through his music.
Tickets for the performance are $15 for adults and $10 for seniors
and students. Proceeds will benefit BHSU music scholarships. For more
information contact Larsen at 642-6241.
Center for Economic Education
awarded program grants - top
The Center for Economic Education at Black Hills State
University was recently awarded two program grants for the 2005-06
A $1,500 grant funded by State Farm Insurance and the
National Council on Economic Education will provide teacher training
workshops in response to the South Dakota Board of Education mandate
that personal finance be a graduation requirement beginning in fall
2006. These no-cost workshops, which will be held during the spring 2006
semester, will provide teachers with the resources and training to
implement economic and personal finance concepts into their classes. The
workshops will feature the new Virtual Economics CD-ROM, an online
library of teacher resources and lesson plans to use in a variety of
grade levels and subjects.
A $3,000 grant from the Central States District
Securities Industries Association (SIA) will provide funding for the
South Dakota Stock Market Game Program (SDSMGP), a twice-yearly online
stock market simulation for K-12 students.
During the 2004-05 academic year, nearly 1,000
students from 40 South Dakota high schools and middle schools
participated in the SDSMGP. The grant will fund teacher training
workshops, materials, prizes, and in-class Wall Street Journal
subscriptions. It will also keep the team registration fees at $10 per
team, one of the lowest team registration fees in the nation, according
to Don Altmyer, associate professor and director of the BHSU Center for
“We are encouraged by your group’s ongoing efforts and
South Dakota’s students’ participation in the Stock Market Game. By
providing this funding, the SIA sends a strong signal that communicates
our appreciation for your hard work and your focus on our shared
education mission for our future business leaders,” Bryon Stanislaw,
chairman of the SIA-Central States District Education Committee noted in
the award letter.
The 10-week SDSMGP will begin its fall 2005 semester
Monday, Oct. 3 and end Friday, Dec. 9. For more information visit the
SDSMGP web page at
For more information on the teacher workshops or the
SDSMGP, contact Altmyer at 642-6266 or
Third-year Honors Program
welcomes 45 new members - top
Black Hills State University Honors Program recently welcomed 45 new
members during its opening meeting for the 2005-06 school year.
The new members, including freshmen, transfer and
continuing students, received an official welcome from Dr. Dean Myers,
vice president for academic affairs, and several university honors
Dr. Roger Ochse, director of the BHSU Honors Program,
announced that nearly 100 students have joined the program, now in its
third year. According to Ochse, students from all three colleges - Arts
and Sciences, Business and Technology, and Education – are represented.
The first-ever Honors Program graduates will receive their diplomas this
spring during the May 2006 commencement ceremony. Six seniors are
expected to graduate with university honors.
The mission of the BHSU Honors Program is to provide
especially motivated and talented scholars an intensive educational
experience, grounded in the liberal arts, advancing achievement,
enrichment and service. Smaller classes and a distinguished faculty are
offered to provide special challenges and opportunities for excellence.
Honors scholars receive individualized academic advising and mentoring
and attend special courses and colloquia, such as this fall’s Honors
304: Genetic Engineering and the Idea of Human Perfection. Honors
scholars also commit themselves to community service, including
sponsoring a spelling bee for local grade school students and hosting a
For more information on the BHSU Honors Program, see
www.bhsu.edu/academics/honors or contact Ochse at 642-6386 or
Local singers welcome to join
BHSU Concert Choir - top
Local area singers are welcome to attend the first
rehearsal of the Black Hills State University Concert Choir Tuesday,
Sept. 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. in Clare and Josef Meier Hall room 128.
Rehearsals will continue to be held Tuesday evenings throughout the fall
The Concert Choir will perform Handel’s Messiah
Saturday, Dec. 3; Sunday, Dec. 4; and Monday, Dec. 5. They will also
hold a spring concert Thursday, April 27.
For more information contact Steve Parker, director of
choral activities at BHSU, at 642-6628 or
Community Band prepares for
2005-06 season - top
The Black Hills State University Community Band is
preparing for the 2005-06 season. Rehearsals will begin Monday, Sept. 12
and continue Monday nights throughout the season from 7 to 9 p.m. in
Clare and Josef Meier Hall room 130.
All interested wind and percussion players, high
school through adult, are invited to attend the first rehearsal. There
are no auditions, but participants should be prepared to play.
The BHSU Community Band plays a wide variety of music,
from traditional marches to new compositions. Four public performances
will be held during the 2005-06 season.
For more information contact Christopher Hahn, band
director, at 642-6888 or 642-0327.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are program materials received in the Grants Office, Woodburn
309, through Sept. 1, 2005. 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.
Bush Leadership Fellows Program Announced
The Bush Leadership Fellows Program seeks accomplished, motivated
individuals who are eager to prepare themselves for greater leadership
responsibilities within their communities and professions. Applicants
are invited to propose academic or self-designed learning experiences
that will help them attain goals that they set for themselves. The
program encourages applications that will expand fellows’ experiences
beyond the familiar to learning environments that might be inaccessible
without a fellowship. Fellowships support learning experiences that may
include academic course work, internships, self-designed study programs
or various combinations of these and other kinds of learning
Deadline: Oct. 14, 2005. For further information and program