Volume XXIX, No. 34 • Sept. 2, 2005

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Retirement - top

  • Deatta Chapel, office supervisor, Student Support Services

BHSU will host concert by pianist David Anthony - top

David Anthony

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 academic year.

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 Economic Education.

“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 www.bhsu.edu/businesstechnology/cee/stockmarketsimulation.html.

For more information on the teacher workshops or the SDSMGP, contact Altmyer at 642-6266 or DonAltmyer@bhsu.edu.

Third-year Honors Program welcomes 45 new members - top

Honors Program group photoThe 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 faculty.

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 blood drive.

For more information on the BHSU Honors Program, see www.bhsu.edu/academics/honors or contact Ochse at 642-6386 or RogerOchse@bhsu.edu.

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 semester.

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 SteveParker@bhsu.edu.

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 - top

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 grants@bhsu.edu. Fellowship 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 experiences.

Deadline: Oct. 14, 2005. For further information and program details see www.bushfoundation.org/programs/LeadershipFellowsProg.htm.

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