Glover and Marcus lead the BHSU Center for American Indian Studies
Dr. John Glover,
professor in the College of Arts and Sciences, has been named interim
director of the BHSU Center for American Indian Studies.
“I am extremely
eager to advance the interests of the center and BHSU, especially in
Indian Country,” Glover said.
Indians to BHSU is one of several objectives Glover has in mind for the
center. BHSU currently has the highest percentage of Indian students as
compared to the other state universities; however, Glover would like to
continue to increase enrollment.
Also new to the
center but not to BHSU, Urla Marcus will serve at the center’s assistant
director. A 1999 BHSU graduate, Marcus spent the last year as the
projects coordinator for the Office of Native Educational Endeavors, a
cooperative venture between BHSU and the University of South Dakota Law
School Foundation. Prior to that, Urla was with the BHSU Upward Bound
Program. Urla is presently enrolled in the masters program in Curriculum
Development at BHSU.
come with the retirement of Lowell Amiotte due to health reasons over
the summer. “Lowell’s presence will certainly be missed at the Center,
and we thank him for his contributions,” said Glover.
An attorney by
training, Glover came to BHSU from private practice in Minnesota and
North Dakota in 1992. He received his bachelor’s degree from Concordia
College in Moorhead, and a doctor of jurisprudence from Willamette
University Salem Oregon. In the last fifteen years, he has taught
coursework in American Indian Law, politics, history, and sociology. He
has been a visiting scholar at the University of Arizona in Tucson; a
global issues instructor at the global youth village in Bedford,
Virginia; a Newberry Scholar at the D’Arcy McNickle Center for American
Indian History in Chicago; and an Indian Law Fellow at the University of
South Dakota School of Law in Vermillion. Glover’s first book, Tribal
Sovereigns of South Dakota: A Description of Contemporary Sioux
Governments, was published last year.
information, contact Marcus or Glover, at the BHSU Center for American
Indian Studies new location in Jonas 103; the phone number is
student attends prestigious psychology summer institute
Vandever, a Black Hills State University junior psychology major from
Spearfish, was one of only 32 psychology students selected from
applicants from across the nation to participate in the American
Psychological Association’s Summer Science Institute
Vandever, who is member of the BHSU Honors
Program, spent part of her summer conducting research at the prestigious
summer institute which was held at the University of Minnesota in June.
According to Dr. Doug Wessel, psychology professor, Vandever is the
first BHSU student to ever be selected for this honor and faced a very
tough selection process before being chosen to study with the group of
psychology scholars. More than 300 students from across the nation had
applied to be a part of the selective group which included applicants
from Harvard, Princeton, and other prestigious institutions.
The students spent two weeks working with
leading psychology researchers in the nation. According to Vandever,
the institute was an excellent experience that she feels has further
inspired her desire to go on to graduate school.
“I got to know other students in the field
who are interested in graduate psychology work. That was a great
opportunity for me. It was an awesome program,” Vandever says. “It was
exciting to be around other students who are so enthusiastic about
Vandever has been involved in several
research projects at BHSU and says she’s glad that her BHSU education
has provided her with the opportunity to be conduct research as an
“It’s a great way to supplement my class
work. Research is an opportunity to use the processes that we study
about in class,” Vandever says.
Dr. Scott Stoltenberg, assistant
psychology professor at BHSU, who has worked with Vandever on several
research projects, expressed his admiration for Vandever’s work and
touted the value of the research experience that the summer institute
“Being able to spend time interacting with
several world class scientists in a research intensive environment and
with other students excited about a career in science is a
tremendously informative experience. I think that Joanna was able to
see some of the opportunities available for her to pursue in terms of
future research opportunities and for graduate school in psychology,”
Stoltenberg noted that Vandever is a
valuable member of his research-team at BHSU which is conducting
research to better understand how genes influence behaviors.
“We focus on genes in neurotransmitter
systems and their influence on a person’s predisposition to engage in
health-risk behaviors such as substance use or gambling. Joanna has
helped us collect data and is now working on data management and
analysis, with the rest of the team,” Stoltenberg says.
Vandever, who is pursuing a research minor
along with her psychology major, is currently working on another
research project concerning how environmental factors, such as lighting
and noise, influence casino use patterns.
Dr. Roger Ochse, director of the BHSU
Honors Program says Vandever is an excellent example of a BSHU student
reaching a national level of academic achievement.’
“We are proud of Joanna’s accomplishments.
We are gratified to see Honors students such as Joanna show exceptional
promise in their work,” Ochse said.
Vandever is currently doing another type
of research as she investigates intensive research opportunities for
next summer and prepares to apply for graduate school.
Joanna Vandever, a Black Hills State
University junior psychology major from Spearfish, collects data for a
BHSU research project. Vandever, a BHSU Honors student, was one of only
32 psychology students selected nationwide to participate in the
American Psychological Association’s Summer Science Institute.
Display case in Woodburn Hall features
historic Swarm Day artifacts
The display case on the second floor of Woodburn Hall features a
display titled “Jacket Spirit of Swarm Days Past.” The exhibits
currently being created and will be on display throughout Swarm Day and
into October. Artifacts and photos for the display are on loan from the
archives in the E.Y. Berry Library Learning Center on the BHSU campus,
according to Bobbi Sago, special collections librarian.
Swarm Day candidates chosen
Swarm Day king and queen candidates have been selected at Black
Hills State University.
The homecoming week events kick off on Monday, Sept.18 with the
coronation of the Swarm Days royalty at 7 p.m. in the David B. Miller
Yellow Jacket Student Union Jacket Legacy room. The festivities continue
throughout the week concluding with the parade and football game against
Dickinson State Saturday, Sept. 23. Events include a free carnival for
preschool and elementary age children Tuesday, Sept. 19 from 4-7 p.m. on
the campus green. The BHSU Homecoming theme this year is “Livin’ It Up
in the Wild West.”
The homecoming king candidates are Lyonel “Shep” Coleman, a senior
human services major from Yokota Air Base, Japan; Jared Hall, a senior
theatre major from Gettysburg; Andy Steele, a senior business major from
Lake Andes; and John Williams, a senior entrepreneurial studies and
management major from Spearfish.
The queen candidates for this year are Lily (VanVlack) Bruckner, a
senior elementary education major from Rapid City; Amber Faiman, a
senior psychology major from Rapid City; Debra Kampman, a senior early
childhood and special education major from Kemmerer, Wyo.; Amber
Riggins, a senior business management and human resources major from
Wanblee; and Sara Schafer, a senior mass communication with an emphasis
in public relations and a speech communications double major from Rapid
City. Students will also chose a Swarm Day Mom and Dad from a list of
nominated faculty and staff member
For Swarm Week details see the schedule listed below. For more
information regarding Swarm Week, call 642-6418.
Monday Sept. 18
Coronation, 7 p.m., David B. Miller Yellow Jacket
Student Union, Jacket Legacy Room
- Kiddie Carnival, 4 p.m.-7 p.m., BHSU campus
- Spirit Competition, 7 p.m., BHSU campus green
- Residence Hall decoration judging
- Dance Lessons, 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., Student
Union Jacket Legacy Room
- Hoe-Down, 8 p.m.-11 p.m., Student Union Jacket
Thursday, Sept. 21
- Hike to the “H”, 3:30 p.m., BHSU campus green
- BBQ, 5 p.m.- 6:30 p.m., BHSU campus green
- Float preparation, 5:30 p.m., Student Union
Friday, Sept. 22
- Float preparation, throughout day, Student
- 10th Annual Swarm Days Disk Golf
Tournament, 3 p.m. for students, 5 p.m. for alumni and community
members, BHSU disk golf course
- Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame Banquet, 6 p.m.,
Student Union Jacket Legacy Room
- Volleyball game (Spirit Night) 7 p.m. Donald
E. Young Sports and Fitness Center
- Float preparation, 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Donald E.
Young Sports and Fitness Center
Saturday, Sept. 23
- Alumni Awards Breakfast, 8:30 a.m., Student
Union Jacket Legacy Room
- Parade, 10:30 a.m., Young Center
- Alumni tailgate social, 11:30 a.m., Salem Park
- Burger King community tailgate party, 12
p.m.-1 p.m., north end of BHSU football field
- Football game, BHSU vs. Dickinson State, 1:30
p.m., Lyle Hare Stadium
- Volleyball game, 7 p.m., Donald E. Young
Sports and Fitness Center
The Watering Hole will be open throughout the week from 11 a.m. to 1
p.m. in the Student Union lobby. They will be providing non-alcoholic
drinks and snacks between those times.
BHSU will honor alumni
during Swarm Day
Several Black Hills State University alumni will
be honored during the annual Swarm Week activities Sept. 17-23. The
alumni will be honored at the annual Swarm Day breakfast Saturday, Sept.
23 at 8:30 a.m. at the Jacket Legacy room in the David B. Miller Yellow
Jacket Student Union. The 2006 Distinguished Alumnus Award will be
presented to Tim Penton, Class of ’80. The 2006 Special Achievement
Award will be awarded to Craig Katt, Class of ‘75, Atlanta, Ga. The 2006
Excellence in Education Award will be presented to Ron His Horse is
Thunder, Class of ‘85, from Fort Yates, N.D. The 2006 Special Service
Award will be presented to Mary and Ed Furois. Tickets are available by
Tim Penton, Class of '80, country manager for
Williams International, began working in the oil fields near his
hometown of Casper, Wyo. That was the beginning of what would become a
long and successful energy career that has included assignments in the
western part of the U.S. as well as in several international locations.
Tim oversees the Venezuela, South America, operations for Williams
International, an energy business that produces, gathers, processes and
transports natural gas across the U.S. as well as in some international
locations. Tim and his family embarked on a series of assignments which
included stays in Kansas, Texas, and eventually Gabon, in west Africa,
his first overseas job, and lter in Mauritania and Congo. During this
time, Penton continued his education through graduate courses in
international finance. Tim has been actively involved in the development
and advancement of an English-speaking school in Venezuela. Tim and his
wife, Lisa, have two grown children.
Craig Katt, Class of ‘75, is owner and partner as
well as president of Solare Solutions, a visual communications company
with headquarters in Atlanta, Ga., and a manufacturing site in Wiggins,
Miss. The multi-layered coany is comprised of a multi-million dollar
signage manufacturing facility; an award-winning creative design team;
an animation/content creation media group; and a video systems
integration division for hi-tech indoor and outdoor display systems.
Prior to joining Solare, Katt was the national market manager for the
international Belgian video display manufacturer Barco after serving 10
years as one of the company market managers for Daktronics. Katt is
recognized as one of the industry experts in LED (light emitting diode)
technology and is a frequent contributor of technical articles dealing
with the technology. Katt's consultant efforts are manifested in some of
the nation's most advanced large screen video designs. Katt and his
wife, Beth, have four daughters.
Ed and Mary Furois, are longtime supporters of BHSU
and the entire community. Ed graduated from BHSU in 1959 with a degree
in business and economics. Mary earned an elementary education degree in
1960. The couple entered the local retail business world in 1962 with
the purchase of the Spearfish Bootery which they operated together until
it was sold in 1999. Ed and Mary were both active members of the
Spearfish Chamber of Commerce and the Spearfish Retail Trade
Association. Ed was also a volunteer fireman, a member of the Spearfish
School Board and a member of the local hospital board of directors and
Norwest Bank board of directors. He is currently serving on three
boards. Mary taught school for one year in Lead and served as religious
education teacher at St. Joseph's Church for many years. She was also
president of the church ladies group and served on the church council.
Mary is a charter member of Zonta and a member of the BHSU Alumni Board.
The Furois couple was honored as South Dakota Retail Couple of the Year
in 1997 and received the Spirit of Spearfish Award in 1999. They raised
Ronald (McNeil) His Horse is Thunder,
Class of ’85, a member of the Hunkpapa-Lakota Oyate, is the tribal
chairman for the Standing Rock Reservation and recently served as
president of Sitting Bull College from 1996-2005. In 1988, Ron received
his juris doctorate. Since then, Ron has served in several capacities as
an attorney, director and grants evaluator for the Rosebud and Standing
Rock Reservations. From 1989-1993, he served as president of Standing
Rock College. He then went to work for the American Indian College
Fund, based in New York, N.Y, where he served as the president from
1993-1995. In 1995, he accepted the position of president at Little Hoop
Community College in Fort Totten, N.D. Among the many other professional
positions Ron has held, in 2002, President George W. Bush appointed him
as chairman of the President's Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and
Universities. Ron has served as a commissioner for the Higher Learning
Commission for the North Central Accreditation for Schools and Colleges.
He has also served on the boards of the American Indian Higher Education
Consortium and North Dakota Tribal College Association. His Lakota name,
given to him by his grandfather, is Tasunka Wakinyan-His Horse is
Hall of Fame Inductees named
Black Hills State University will induct five individuals and two
teams into the 2006 Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame Friday, Sept. 22 during
the annual Swarm Week activities. Inductees are Terry Burgess, Jeff
Englund, Leslie Deutscher, Ernie Mecca and Jim Alcorn. The 1970 football
team and the 1928 men’s basketball team will also be honored. Tickets
for the banquet are available by call 642-6385.
Leslie Deutscher competed for the Yellow Jackets in women’s
basketball from 1992-96. Leslie’s name appears multiple times in the
Yellow Jacket record book. Her achievements include:
• 1,426 career points (fourth all-time)
• 556 career field goals made (fourth
• 837 career rebounds (first all-time)
• 7.6 career rebounds per game (fourth
• .732 career free throw percentage
• 314 career free throws made (second
• 143 career blocked shots (first all-time)
• 185 career steals (fourth all-time)
• 249 single-season rebounds (second
• 44 single-season blocked shots (first
• 39 single-season blocked shots (second
• 36 single-season blocked shots (third
• 7 single-game blocked shots (tied for
• 6 single-game blocked shots two times
• 1.000 single-game free throw percentage
(tied for first all-time)
Jeff Englund ran his way into the record books as he competed for the
Yellow Jackets football tam from 1988-1991. Three times Jeff scored 30
points in a single game. His other accomplishments include:
• 264 career points scored (first all-time)
• 39 touchdowns (first all-time)
• 2,835 career rushing yards (first
• 1,147 single-season rushing yards (first
all-time set in 1991)
• 1,037 single-season rushing yards (second
all-time set in 1990)
• 117 single-season points scored (first
all-time set in 1990)
• 115 single-season points scored (second
all-time set in 1991)
• NAIA Honorable Mention All-American in
Over the past three decades, Terry Burgess, Class of ’72, has
established himself as one of the most highly respected coaches in the
state of Wyoming. Terry was named Wyoming Wrestling Coach of the Year
five times. Terry coached a pole vault state champion while in Sheridan,
Wyo., and also coached the distance runners and was an assistant
football coach at Sheridan High School. He was a member of the football
coaching staff that led Sheridan to five state championships.
Terry was inducted into the Wyoming Coaches
Hall of Fame in 2006. He also coached football and wrestling at
Dickinson State University. At BHSU, Burgess was a multi-sport athlete,
playing football, baseball and wrestling for the Yellow Jackets.
Ernie Mecca, Class ’78, who taught and
coached at DuBois, Wyo., guided both track and field as well as
basketball in his coaching career. In 1995, the National High School
Athletic Coaches Association awarded him as the Region 7 Coach of the
Year Award for girls’ track. Mecca led the boys’ track team to five
regional championships and three state championships. The girls’ track
team won four regional championships and two state championships under
Mecca’s direction. Mecca was also an outstanding basketball coach,
guiding the boys’ basketball team to two regional titles, and he was
awarded the Class 1A Coach of the Year Award in 1990. He also coached
girls’ basketball and was an assistant football coach.
Jim Alcorn is being inducted into the Yellow
Jacket Hall of Fame for his contributions to the BHSU athletic program.
In the past he served as a president for the Yellow Jacket Foundation
and is currently a member of the Yellow Jacket Foundation Board of
Directors. Alcorn’s loyalty to the Yellow Jackets runs deep. He served
as an assistant football coach at Black Hills State in the 80s and was
president of the Yellow Jacket Foundation from 1991-1999.
The 1970 football team ended their season as
SDIC Tri-Champions with a 5-1 conference record and an 8-2 overall
record. Coach Gene Schlekeway led what is considered by many to be the
best football team ever to compete for BHSU. Team members included Bob
Langten, Dean Fudge, Jim Falter, Harvey Krautschun, V.J. Hirsch, Kent
Waugh, Lanny Swisher, Rich Schlekeway, Ed Sheridan, Pat Lavery, Galen
Dannenbring, Sonny Brooks, Dan O’Connor, Randy Langdon, Norm Anderson,
Tom Stewart, Gary Peters, Bob Worth, Terry Danielson, Bob Gibson, Chuck
Sisk, Bill Fleak, Mark Berdahl, Mike Murphy, Mike McMahon, Bill Shell,
Norb Weisbeck, Mike Stafford, Bob Templeton, Keith Schultz, Craig
Leckner, Doug Roseth, Keith Glanzer, Ron Young, Roger Risty, George
Kuhler, Jerry Pfieffer, Gary Bereiter, Jon Haberman, Mike Hughes, Ralph
Meyer, Kirk Stradinger, Terry Burgess, Eldon McNabb, Kent Mauck, Mike
Berg, Jim Holwenger, Jerome Lee, Mike Savoy, Ken Richardt, Al Kelley,
Paul Georgas, and Dennis Herndon.
Once hailed as the best college basketball
team in South Dakota, the 1928 Yellow Jacket men’s basketball team will
be honored this year at the 2006 Yellow Jacket Hall of Fame banquet. The
Yellow Jacket men provided enthusiasm and excitement during the
incredible 1928 season. Then known as the Black Hills Teachers College,
the team played in 22 games, winning 17 and dropping only five contests.
They lost only three games to collegiate opponents.
Disc golf competition to be held at BHSU during Swarm Week
The 10th Annual Swarm Days Disc Golf
Tournament will begin Friday, Sept. 22nd on the Black Hills
State University campus.
The student tournament begins at 3 p.m. followed by
the community tournament at 5 p.m. Walk-up registration at Hole 1,
located on the west side of Thomas Hall, will begin 30 minutes prior to
the 18-hole shotgun start. BHSU bookstore prizes will be awarded to the
top scoring disc golfers. There is a $5 entry fee for the community
Disc golf is played much like traditional golf, yet
instead of clubs and balls, players use a flying golfing disc, smaller
and heavier than a regular FrisbeeŽ, according to Don Altmyer, associate
business professor who is also the 2005 international disc golf champion
.The object of the sport of disk golf is that of traditional “ball
golf.” The participant must complete each hole in the fewest number of
strokes, or in this case, throws. A golf disc is thrown from a cement
pad tee-off area to a five-foot tall metal basket with a center pole
supporting a hanging array of chains that catch the disc and drop it
into the bottom of the basket.
Disc golf shares the same experiences of
traditional golf, whether it's sinking a long putt or hitting a tree
halfway down the fairway. Altmyer note that there are few differences,
though. Disc golf rarely requires a greens fee, you won't need to rent a
golf cart and instead of expensive golf clubs and balls, most golfing
discs retail for about $ 10.00 making it available to players of all
ages and economic status.
The campus course has beautiful views of Lookout
Mountain and Crow Peak as well as a diverse array of pine trees, shrubs,
a meandering seasonal creek and terrain changes located in and around
the fairways providing challenging obstacles for disc golfers. There
are 40 different basket positions on the 18-hole course that enable the
set up to be shorter and easier for beginning golfers or longer and more
challenging for advanced players.
Custom golfing discs are available at the BHSU
Bookstore located on the first floor of the Student Union. Golfing discs
(drivers and putters) are available for daily rental at the BHSU
Recreation Center located next to the bookstore.
For more information on the campus course or
upcoming tournaments, contact Don Altmyer, Associate Professor in the
College of Business & Technology at 605-642-6266 or
sponsors successful blood drive on campus
A blood drive, sponsored by the Honors
Program at Black Hills State University, resulted in the collection of
31 units of blood for United Blood Services.
According to Alexa Grant, donor
recruitment representative for United Blood Services, the blood drive
was a much busier day than expected with many walk-in donations. She
noted that each whole blood unit can be split into three components,
providing benefits for a possibility of 93 patients.
Dr. Roger Ochse, director of the Honors
Program at BHSU, praised the student group their hard work and
dedication in sponsoring the blood drive.
“You and the entire Honors student
organization deserve everyone's thanks and praise. It should give you
great satisfaction to know that up to 93 patients will directly benefit
from your hard work and dedication.
United Blood Services expressed thanks to the Honors Program and
“Special thanks to Black Hills State University for allowing students
and staff to donate not only their blood, but their valuable free time
toward this lifesaving event! We want to thank each and every donor who
has continuously given over the years! You are amazing! Each time we
come and we look forward to future blood drives with our regular
committed donors and new donors,” Grant said.
The next blood drive at BHSU is scheduled for Oct. 31 in the Jacket
Below are the program materials received in the
Grants Office, 309 Woodburn, through September 28, 2005. For copies of
the information, contact our office at 642-6204 or e-mail requests to us
information will also be posted on the Student Union bulletin board near
the information desk.
Human and Social Dynamics: Competition for FY
The Human and Social Dynamics (HSD) aims to increase our collective
ability to (1) understand the complexities of change; (2) understand the
dynamics of human and social behavior at all levels, including that of
the human mind; (3) understand the cognitive and social structures that
create, define, and result from change; and (4) manage profound or rapid
change, and make decisions in the face of changing risks and
uncertainty. Deadline: Jan.23, 2007. For further information and program
Instructional improvement proposals now being
The Instructional Improvement Committee (IIC) encourages,
through monetary grants, the application of existing knowledge to
specific teaching situations to improve the quality of instruction at
Any full-time faculty member, full-time adjunct faculty,
or other full-time staff member engaged in student instruction may apply
for grant funds administered by the committee. Grant funding will
normally be available up to a maximum of $1,500 per project.
Priority will be given to projects that will have a
broad-based, visible, continuing impact of instruction across faculty
members and/or disciplines. Funds are available for development of
materials and methods to improve teaching and learning, equipment to
enhance teaching and learning, travel to conferences or workshops which
enhance teaching and learning, and bringing consulting lecturers and
teaching specialists to campus to offer presentations to and/or with
faculty and teaching-support staff at BHSU.
Faculty members who apply for grants to support travel to
a conference or workshop are limited to receiving no more than one grant
every four years. In the other categories, priority will be given
to those who have not received an IIC grant in the last academic year.
Proposals for grant funding will be reviewed by the IIC
on a monthly basis. Proposals are being accepted
for consideration at the September
meeting through Wednesday, September 20.
Proposals must consist of the proposal and budget outlines as specified
on the IIC
Please note: Proposals are accepted electronically as an
attachment to an e-mail sent to
PeggyGubbrud@bhsu.edu. However, a
signed original must also be submitted to the Grants Office, Unit 9504,
or delivered to Woodburn Hall 213.