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Rodger Albrant, custodial worker,
Corin Humbracht, University Bookstore
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Center for Academic Success to host grand opening
The Center for Academic Success will host a grand opening event
Thursday, Nov. 2 from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m. in the lower level of the
David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union. A formal ribbon cutting by
President Schallenkamp will take place at 2 p.m.
The Center for Academic Success, formerly the Retention and Student
Assistance Centers, is a student-centered office dedicated to BHSU
For information about the center’s services or the grand opening,
contact Barbara Ridgeway, office supervisor, at 642-6106.
Woodburn Hall hosts House of Horrors
For a frightening adventure take a journey though
the haunted Woodburn Theatre's House of Horrors at Black Hills State
The theatre department’s Props and Liners, and
Theatre Society present the second annual House of Horrors Oct. 30 and
31 from 6:30 until 9 p.m. in the Woodburn Theatre.
Admission is $3 or $2 with a can of food for the
Spearfish Area Food Pantry. The haunted house is open to the public and
is not recommended for queasy people and children under the age of 13.
Center for American Indian Studies will host open house
Center for American Indian Studies will host an open house Tuesday, Oct. 31 from
9 a.m. until 3 p.m. in their new location,
All students, faculty and staff
are invited to visit the
center and to register for door prizes.
more information contact Urla Marcus,
assistant director of the Center for American Indian Studies, at 642-6578.
Ghost hunter to appear at BHSU
Peter Jordan, a parapsychologist and ghost hunter
will be coming to Black Hills State University, Jonas Hall room 305, on
Halloween, Oct. 31 at 7:30 p.m. Jordan will talk about his 30
years of experience as a parapsychologist and his chilling real-life
According to Lindsay Bruckner, chair of the University Programming
Team Hot Topics Committee and a sociology/human services major, Jordan
pierces the veil of ghostly encounters in a shocking multimedia
presentation incorporating some of the rarest and most amazing photos
and videos of the paranormal ever witnessed.
Jordan is a former field investigator for the
prestigious Psychical Research Foundation at Duke University, and
currently is research director of Vestigia, a New Jersey based
paranormal research organization. Jordan holds a master's degree in
psychology from the New School for Social Research in New York City,
where he teaches parapsychology.
Jordan’s visit to BHSU is sponsored by the
UP Team Hot Topics Committee and the BHSU Psychology Club.
Admission is free to all BHSU students, faculty and
staff with an ACE card and $2 for the public. Persons with disabilities
requesting accommodations are to call Lindsay at 642-6418 at least 48
hours prior to the event.
Spring 2007 pre-registration begins this week
Pre-registration for the 2007 spring term will take
place Monday, Oct. 30 through Friday, Nov. 17.
Students should check the ‘Registration Time Inquiry’
in Web Advisor for their assigned registration date and time. Students should
register as early as possible, scheduling an appointment with their advisor,
resolving all holds and printing their class schedule upon completion. For
assistance visit the registrar’s office in Woodburn Hall room 104.
Lost or forgotten passwords can be retrieved by
'Web Advisor' on
the BHSU homepage
'Web Advisor for Students'
'What's My Password?'
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Bo Red Bow (second from right), a senior from Rapid City, explains the
Course Spider Web element while Spearfish Middle School students prepare
to participate. The Ropes Course was planned and taught by BHSU
physical education students.
majors at Black Hills State University recently instructed Spearfish
Middle School students on the Ropes Course.
The course was
presented to eighth graders by BHSU students as part of the skills unit
within PE 263, Physical Education Outdoors, taught by outdoor education
instructor Chris McCart. According to Dr. Betsy Silva, associate
physical education professor, BHSU students apply the pedagogy and
planning behind the teaching with the middle school students as part of
the PE 363/L, Skills Concepts and Lab.
The event was
created by the students and facilitated by Silva, incorporating
progression, safety, and motivation with the purpose of developing
teamwork, leadership, and self confidence among the middle school
“Of course, it's
also great fun for all involved,” says Silva.
Black Hills State University Library enhances electronic resources in
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Students and faculty will benefit from the
addition of two new electronic databases to the collection at Black
Hills State University E. Y. Berry Library-Learning Center. With the
help from the BOR Library Initiative, the library is improving its
offerings in science and mathematics beginning with the reputable CAS
SciFinder Scholar and the JSTOR Biological Collection.
SciFinder Scholar offers references from over 9,500
currently published journals in addition to continuously updated
information on patents and scientific breakthroughs. The JSTOR
Biological Collection enhances the library’s subscription to JSTOR with
over 60 full-text journal titles in the biological sciences.
According to Rajeev Bukralia, library director,
SciFinder Scholar and JSTOR Biological Collection will greatly enhance
online library resources in science. Both databases were considered as a
part of the BOR Library Initiative and were highly recommended by
science faculty. “JSTOR Biological Collection provides access to
full-text articles and is considered especially strong in conservation
biology, ecology, and genomics areas. The addition of JSTOR Biological
Collection will support the new graduate genomics program at BHSU, while
SciFinder Scholar will be beneficial to chemists and biochemists,”
CAS SciFinder Scholar is a software based program
that requires installation on individual computers. For more information
on installation, please contact Rich Loose, senior programmer analyst at
RichLoose@bhsu.edu or 642-6355. For reference questions regarding
either database, contact Scott Ahola, reference librarian at ScottAhola@bhsu.edu
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Below are program materials received in the Grants
Office, 213 Woodburn, through October 24, 2006. For copies of the
information, contact our office at 642-6204 or e-mail requests to us at
firstname.lastname@example.org. Fellowship information will also be posted on the
Student Union bulletin board near the information desk.
Research to develop, adapt or compare technologies
to detect live viruses and other enteric pathogens in large volumes of
water. The purpose of the RFA is to stimulate the development of a new
or improved method for detecting viruses (or other enteric pathogens) by
genus from source and drinking water that is less expensive than the
current methods used by health officials.
Complete information including eligibility,
pre-application requirements, submission information, etc. is available
Development of Immunotherapeutic Products for the
Treatment of Methamphetamine Addiction (U01). The objective of this
solicitation is to support research in the design, synthesis, and
pre-clinical evaluation of vaccines developed from
methamphetamine-protein conjugates (heretofore referred to as
methamphetamine conjugate vaccines or MCVs) for the active
immunotherapeutic treatment of methamphetamine addiction. Deadline:
January 12, 2007. For additional information go to
Design, Synthesis, and Preclinical Testing of
Potential Treatment Agents for Drug Addiction (R01). This Funding
Opportunity Announcement (FOA) issued by the National Institute on Drug
Abuse (NIDA), National Institutes of Health, solicits research
applications from institutions/organizations that propose design,
synthesis, and preclinical testing of potential treatment agents for
drug addiction and/or relapse prevention. Deadline: January 27, 2007.
For additional information go to
Integrated Research, Education, and Extension
Competitive Grants Program: National Integrated Food Safety Initiative.
The National Integrated Food Safety Initiative requests integrated
research, education, and extension applications that address a broad
spectrum of food safety concerns from on-farm production, post-harvest
processing and distribution to food selection, preparation and
consumption. Complete information including eligibility, pre-application
requirements, submission information, etc. is available through
Healthy Indoor Environments (2006). EPA Region 6 is
soliciting applications from eligible entities to conduct projects in
the following areas: 1) Education of asthmatics and their parents and/or
primary care givers concerning environmental triggers through home,
daycare, community, and school interventions; 2) Training of healthcare
professionals, community workers, and other trained individuals on
environmental management of asthma so they can counsel people with
asthma; 3) Educating parents and care givers on children=s exposure to
Environmental Tobacco Smoke through home, daycare, and community
interventions 4) Outreach and training projects that result in effective
Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) management practices in schools. Deadline:
November 27, 2006. For additional information and a link to the site go