Kietzmann named director of
development - top
John Kietzmann, former multi-media coordinator at Colorado State
University, has been named director of development at Black Hills State
Kietzmann, who joined the staff in the BHSU institutional advancement
office at BHSU, will work under the direction of Steve Meeker, vice
president of institutional advancement. He will be working primarily
with athletic development and the Yellow Jacket Foundation Board of
Directors. According to Meeker, Kietzmann’s duties will be approximately
80 percent athletic fundraising and 20 percent other fundraising duties
as needed. Meeker will focus the majority of his time working on the
academic scholarship program.
“John brings significant athletic experience to the position. He's
got a lot of energy, which will be required to fulfill our needs,”
Kietzmann has a bachelor’s degree in business and is currently
pursuing an MBA from Colorado State University. As multi-media
coordinator at CSU, Kietzmann was active in fundraising and
friend-raising activities for the university. He also maintained the
athletic website and served as a primary contact for the CSU former
athletes association. He was also responsible for coordinating all
printed materials for the athletics department and handling all aspects
of media relations for women’s basketball. His previous experience
includes stints as a sports information intern, sports broadcast
producer and assistant athletics coordinator.
“I am very excited about joining the BHSU staff,” Kietzmann says. “I
am looking forward to making new connections in the community and
getting to know the people here.”
Center for Tourism Research
gathers information for Sisseton-Wahpeton Tribal Council -
The Black Hills State University Center for Tourism Research (CTR)
recently contracted with the Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe to conduct a
workshop to obtain tribal members’ views about tourism development on
three lakefront properties owned by the tribe.
The CTR used the Nominal Group Technique (NGT) to evaluate tourism
options for the land. According to Tom Dunn, CTR director, the technique
is a time-tested method designed to systematically generate ideas about
a given subject from a group of participants, rank order alternative
courses of action, and reach consensus.
Twenty-five tribal members participated in the session on the
Sisseton-Wahpeton Reservation. Dunn, along with Dr. Dan Spencer, CTR
associate director, and Chris Coolidge, CTR office manager, served as
moderators for the session.
“The ideas generated by this process were both wide and varied,” Dunn
said. “Some participants suggested leaving one property alone and not
developing it. Others suggested some very intriguing possibilities for
all three parcels.”
Ideas discussed included: cultural tourism/prairie plant restoration,
including the production of herbal medicine; an equestrian center/trail
rides; a recreation center with year-around activities; a horse
ranch/corporate retreat; bird watching or other ecotourism, and a summer
native cultural camp.
According to Dunn, participants were enthusiastic about how the NGT
process worked, the broad range of ideas it generated and the consensus
that was achieved. They seemed very interested in applying the NGT to
other situations and would like to invite the CTR back to help evaluate
other tourism and economic development issues.
Dunn and Spencer believe the NGT has tremendous potential anywhere
there is difficulty in identifying and prioritizing options for tribal
“As far as I know, this is the first time the NGT has been used to
generate tourism development alternatives on a reservation,” Spencer
said. “Its application has tremendous potential in successfully
evaluating and prioritizing options on sensitive issues in what can
often be a highly political and/or emotionally charged atmosphere.”
Chrysler to give
presentation at national marketing conference -
Dr. Earl Chrysler, professor in the College of
Business and Technology at Black Hills State University, will give a
presentation at the National Marketing Educators Association Conference
in San Francisco April 27-29.
Chrysler, along with co-authors Stuart Van Auken and
Ludmilla Wells, both of Florida Gulf Coast University, will present
their paper “MBA Program Attitudinal Orientations: A Student Population
Segmentation.” The paper will also appear in the refereed proceedings of
In the paper, Chrysler, Van Auken and Wells explored
the differences in students’ attitudes toward their MBA education among
full- and part-time MBA students in the same program. They used multiple
discriminant analysis to reveal a discrimination function comprised of
four semantic differential attitudinal pairs that could successfully
discriminate between the two student groups.
Results indicated that part-time MBA students have
more positive attitudes regarding the value of their MBA education than
do full-time students. According to Chrysler, one apparent reason for
this is that, being employed, the part-time MBA students can perceive
the workplace value of the knowledge they are acquiring from their
courses. Chrysler also stated that most employers enjoy a more immediate
return on their investment if they are subsidizing their employee’s MBA
course work since the students can identify areas in their firms for the
application of the knowledge they are acquiring in their courses.
Chrysler has a master’s degree and bachelor’s degree
in business administration from San Diego State University. He received
his doctorate in business administration from the University of Southern
Spring semester begins Jan. 18 - top
The spring semester at Black Hills State University
will begin Wednesday, Jan. 18. New students may register for classes
Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 8 a.m. until 12 noon in the Market Place of the
David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.
Students may make changes to their class schedule
which is accessible on the BHSU website
www.bhsu.edu. Changes may also be made at the Student Union Market
Place where assistance will be available
Jan. 17 from 12 noon to 4 p.m. and Jan. 18 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. After
Jan. 18 students may drop or add courses in the Registrar’s Office in
Woodburn Hall room 202 from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Students who have confirmed enrollment (with the
express check-in card) and have paid their bill before Jan. 7, 2006,
will not need to check in. All other students should go through the
payment and financial aid disbursement process. To keep payment lines as
short as possible students are advised to follow the schedule, which is
divided by last name. If the schedule conflicts with a class, students
should go through fee payment during an open time slot. All payments or
financial arrangements must be made before 4 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18.
Classes will be released for students who have not checked in or
returned the express check-in card by Jan. 18 at 4 p.m.
The Board of Regents recently instated a new eCommerce
process, called SDePay, so students can review their statement and pay
tuition and fees online via eCheck or credit card. Accepted credit cards
are MasterCard, Discover and American Express. SDePay may be accessed
through WebAdvisor. For more information see
Residence halls will open Sunday, Jan. 15 at 12 noon
for student move-in. Meal plans and parking permits may be purchased in
the Student Union Market Place Jan. 17-18. Beginning Jan. 19, parking
permits may be obtained at the Traffic Control Office in the Facilities
Services Building and meal plans can be purchased at Dining Services in
Pangburn Hall. No meal plan changes will be allowed after Friday, Jan.
All students who have pre-registered for classes are
assigned an email/ Internet account on the university system. Students
are required to check this account twice a week. To activate this
account, new students must complete the authorization process
https://iis.bhsu.edu/studentlogin/. Accounts for returning students
will automatically be activated at the beginning of the semester.
Student IDs from last semester will be activated when
students enroll. Replacement IDs are available in Woodburn Hall room 214
for a $10 charge.
For more information about registration contact the
Registrar’s Office at 642-6044.
|Payment and Financial Aid
(according to last name)
||Tuesday, Jan. 17
||Wednesday, Jan. 18
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Center for Economic Education
invites K-12 teachers to free training workshops -
The Center for Economic Education at Black Hills State
University will conduct K-12 teacher training workshops at four South
Dakota high schools during January. The free workshops will train
teachers to use the South Dakota Stock Market Game (SDSMG) in their
classes to satisfy a recent South Dakota Board of Education mandate that
an economics or personal finance course be completed by all high school
graduates beginning in the fall of 2006.
Workshops will be held Friday, Jan. 20 from 12:30 to
3:30 p.m. at Douglas High School in Rapid City; Wednesday, Jan. 25 from
12 noon to 3 p.m. at Watertown High School; Thursday, Jan. 26 from 12
noon to 3 p.m. at Brandon Valley High School in Sioux Falls; and
Tuesday, Jan. 31 from 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Custer High School.
The workshops will be conducted by Don Altmyer,
associate accounting and business professor and director of the Center
for Economic Education at BHSU. Altmyer, a licensed Certified Public
Accountant (CPA) for over 28 years, has served as the SDSMG coordinator
The SDSMG, the only stock market simulation program
endorsed by the South Dakota Council on Economic Education and the
National Council on Economic Education, provides teachers with lesson
plans by subject and grade level that correlate to national content
standards in economics and personal finance. At the workshops teachers
will receive all training materials and lesson plans and will perform
actual online research and stock trading.
The SDSMG is a real-time online stock market
simulation in which teams of students research and purchase a portfolio
of stocks over a 10-week trading period every fall and spring semester.
According to Altmyer, students learn about the American free enterprise
system and how economic events affect businesses and consumers. Cash
prizes are awarded to the teams with the highest-valued portfolios in
three divisions: middle school, high school and college. Last spring
over 500 students from 40 South Dakota middle and high schools
participated in the program. The spring 2006 SDSMG begins Monday, Feb.
Workshop seating is limited to the first 10 teachers
to reserve a spot at each location. Contact Altmyer at 642-6266 or
register. The registration deadline is Thursday, Jan. 19. For more
information about the SDSMG see
BHSU invites alumni and
community members to attend the 14th annual Alumni Mile -
The Black Hills State University Alumni Association will hold its
14th annual Alumni Mile Reunion Jan. 27-28 in Spearfish.
The reunion kicks off Friday, Jan. 27 with a social gathering at the
Stadium Sports Grill immediately following the Yellow Jacket basketball
games against the University of Mary. The women’s basketball game begins
at 5:30 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center gymnasium.
The men’s game will follow at 7:30 p.m.
The Alumni Mile will be held the next day, Saturday, Jan. 28, in
conjunction with the Dave Little Invitational. The indoor meet will
begin at 11 a.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Field
Last year over 30 runners from across the United States participated
in the alumni run. All are welcome to attend the reunion activities,
even if they do not wish to run in the Alumni Mile. For more
information, contact Jim Glazer at 651-702-3242 or Jodi Neiffer at
RSVP will sponsor chili and soup
supper - top
The seventh annual Martin Luther King Day chili and
soup supper, sponsored in part by the RSVP office at BHSU, will be held
Monday, Jan. 16 from 5-7 p.m. at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in
The cost of the meal is a non-perishable food or cash
donation for the Spearfish Food Pantry. Max Meyer will provide the
entertainment for the event.
Sponsors of the event include RSVP, the Spearfish
Ministerial Association, the Spearfish Senior Center and Ameri*Corps
Our Savior’s Lutheran Church is located at 1020 State
Street in Spearfish. For additional information contact Nancy Wietgrefe,
RSVP coordinator, at 642-6540.
Grant opportunities announced
Below are program materials received in the Grants Office, Woodburn
309, through Wednesday, Dec. 28. 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.
Informal Science Education (ISE)
The National Science Foundation, Directorate for Education and Human
Resources - Division of Elementary, Secondary and Informal Education,
announces the request for ISE proposals. The ISE program invests in
projects that develop and implement informal learning experiences
designed to increase interest, engagement, and understanding of science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) by individuals of all
ages and backgrounds, as well as projects that advance knowledge and
practice of informal science education. Projects may target either
public audiences or professionals whose work directly affects informal
STEM learning. ISE projects are expected to demonstrate strategic
impact, innovation, and collaboration.
Deadline: Required preliminary proposals for Project Grants
are due March 21, 2006. The full proposal deadline is June 22, 2006.
Detailed instructions are available at
Wellmark Foundation Announces Grant Priorities for 2006
The Wellmark Foundation has narrowed its focus of giving for 2006 to
the following: diabetes, depression, end-of-life care with an emphasis
on pain control, and health literacy.
- Diabetes - Because self management is a critical element in all
chronic care, The Wellmark Foundation’s focus in this area seeks to
support diabetes patient-centered educational programs. Likewise,
community-based programs and links to effective community resources
are recognized as important components of diabetes self-management.
Our grant funding can assist innovative community approaches to
reaching high-risk populations. While therapeutic measures can
assist in controlling diabetes, the burden of diabetic care
increasingly lies with patients and their families.
- Depression - Improving how depression is diagnosed and treated
is the focus of this priority area. Collaborative models designed to
improve coordination and follow-up by a multidisciplinary team can
be used to improve the community-based disease management of this
common condition. Depression is a serious and prevalent chronic
disease that should be conceptualized in a way that is parallel to
other chronic conditions (asthma, diabetes, etc.). Longitudinal
chronic-illness care approaches to depression treatment are
effective, but not currently implemented as often as could be
possible. Putting these approaches into place requires a combination
of clinical and economic systems strategies at multiple levels,
engaging patients/consumers, providers, practices, and community
- End-of-Life Care with an Emphasis on Pain Control - The
Foundation’s grant program seeks to advance comfort, choice, and
control in care at the end of life. We want to encourage and empower
individuals, communities, and health care providers to take active
steps in improving the quality of care that individuals (and
families/caregivers) near the end of their lives receive. This
approach also encourages individuals to think about their
preferences for end-of-life care and make clear decisions about
end-of-life care as part of an intentional planning process. Our
grant funding is a starting point for initiatives that will
potentially contribute substantively to the improvement of
end-of-life care in Iowa and South Dakota.
- Health Literacy - Health literacy is the degree in which
individuals have the capacity to obtain, process, and understand
basic health information and services needed to make appropriate
health decisions (Healthy People 2010). The American Medical
Association’s Council of Scientific America more specifically
defines functional health literacy as “the ability to read and
comprehend prescription bottles, appointment slips, and the other
essential health-related materials required to successfully function
as a patient.”
Similar to a traditional understanding of literacy, health
literacy incorporates a range of abilities to: read, comprehend, and
analyze information; decode instructions, symbols, charts, and
diagrams; weigh risks and benefits; and, ultimately, make decisions
and take action.
However, the concept of health literacy extends to the materials,
environments, and challenges specifically associated with disease
prevention and health promotion. Health literacy is “cross-cutting”
because it affects patients suffering from all types of medical
conditions — further displaying how the issue goes beyond simply
reading and writing. There is much that can be done at a community
level to assist Iowa and South Dakota populations of all kinds in
addressing and improving health literacy.
Deadline information and other requirements can be found at