Volume XXX, No. 43 • Dec. 29, 2006
 


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Black Hills State University announces December graduates - top

Nearly 180 candidates for graduation participated in the recent 152nd commencement ceremony at Black Hills State University.

Graduates are listed by hometown or current residence. Degrees are indicated by the following – MS, master of science; BA, bachelor of arts; BS, bachelor of science; BSED, bachelor of science in education; AA, associate of arts; AS, associate of science.

Bachelor degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: cum laude (cum), grade point average of 3.5 to 3.699; magna cum laude (magna), gpa of 3.7 to 3.899; and summa cum laude (summa), gpa of 3.9 or higher. Associate degree candidates who graduated with honors are noted by the following designations: with honor, grade point average of 3.5 to 3.699; with high honor, gpa of 3.7 to 3.899; and with highest honor, gpa of 3.9 or higher.

University Honors Program scholars are designated with an H. Students graduating from the University Honors Program have met the highest standards of achievement, enrichment and service.

Sandve, Lisha   BS History Alexandria
Driskill, Dianna   BS Professional Accountancy Alva, Wyo.
Bunker, Kristen   BS Business Administration-Marketing Arlington
Farley, Chad   BS Business Administration-Management Belle Fourche
Glanzer, Desiree   BSED Elementary Education Belle Fourche
In't Veld, Ryan High Honor AS Web Administration Belle Fourche
Kimball, Cassie   BS Business Administration-Management, Entrepreneurial Studies Belle Fourche
Pittman, Matthew   BS Political Science Belle Fourche
Rohlf, Coral   AS Administrative Assistant Belle Fourche
Rohrbach, Amy   BS Mass Communications Belle Fourche
Ruby, Brandon   AA General Studies Belle Fourche
Dillman, Krista   BS Business Administration-Accounting Beulah, N.D.
Merchant, Tiffany   BS Human Services Billings, Mont.
Dvorak, Chelsea   BS Art, Human Services Black Hawk
Hobbs, Stephanie   BSED Elementary Education, Middle School Black Hawk
Peterson, Lucas   BS Business Administration-Management Black Hawk
Miller, Elizabeth   BS Art Bowdle
Schaaf, Heather   BSED Elementary Education Bowman, N.D.
Sprung, Jessica   BS Business Administration-Management Buffalo, Wyo.
Sinkular, Shawn   BS Mass Communications, Communication Arts Dallas
Blair, Matthew   BS Tourism and Hospitality Management Deadwood
Fenenga, Kristin Honor AA General Studies Deadwood
Trentz, Sylvia   BS Art Deadwood
Kiel, Lisa   AA General Studies Denver, Colo.
Rabun, Dustin   AA General Studies Douglas, Wyo.
Weber, Noni   BSED English Douglas, Wyo.
Harrell, Mindy   BS Mass Communications Dubois, Wyo.
Colburn, Raxsel   AA General Studies Ellsworth AFB
Cyrus, James   BS Business Administration-Management Ellsworth AFB
Keener, Rachel   BS Sociology, Human Services Ellsworth AFB
Clarke, Jean   MS Curriculum and Instruction Emery
Schnabel, Jennifer Cum BSED English Emery
Paulson, April   BS Mass Communications, Speech Communications, Art Eugene, Ore.
Neuharth, Brandi   BS Wellness Management Eureka
Steele, Andy   BS Business Administration-Management, Entrepreneurial Studies Geddes
Hartl, Angela   MS Curriculum and Instruction Gillette, Wyo.
Krugh, Lisa H, Cum BA English Gillette, Wyo.
Shirley, Megan   BSED Elementary Education Gillette, Wyo.
Moeller, Jessi Summa BSED Elementary Education Hartford
Hauff, Rebecca   BS Business Administration-Accounting Hermosa
Sandmeier, Samuel   BS Business Administration-Tourism and Hospitality Management Highmore
Eisenbeisz, Brett   BS Biology, Chemistry Hosmer
Sadowsky, Brian   BS Business Administration-Management Hot Springs
Wondercheck, Lacey   BS Mass Communications Howes
Moeding, Amber   BS Biology Huron
Hicks, Jessica   BS Sociology Kingman, Ariz.
Baldwin, Sarah   AA General Studies Lander, Wyo.
Cox, Jeremy   BS Industrial Technology Lander, Wyo.
Sauers, Aubrey   BS Psychology Larchwood, Iowa
Varland, Emily   BS Mass Communications Lee's Summit, Mo.
Oliver, Cody   BS Mass Communications Lemmon
Haga, Lynn   BS Professional Accountancy Longmont, Colo.
Punt, Damon   BS Business Administration, Entrepreneurial Studies Mitchell
Miller, Starla   BSED History Newcastle, Wyo.
DeBoer, Michelle   MS Curriculum and Instruction Newell
Langholz, Kerry   BS Social Science Oklahoma City, Okla.
Denke, Luke   BS History Pierre
Schmidt, Stephanie   AS K-12 Paraprofessional Pierre
Schaefer, KyLee Summa BSED Business Education Platte
Hildebrand, Ashley   MS Curriculum and Instruction Powell, Wyo.
Terkildsen, Deetta   BSED Elementary Education Quinn
Andersen, Kristi   BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Bruckner, Joe   BS Mass Communications Rapid City
Carter-Kisely, Sandra Summa BS Psychology Rapid City
Crump, Robert   BS History Rapid City
Czywczynski, Jacalyn   BSED Elementary Education Rapid City
Donnell, Jennifer   BSED Spanish Rapid City
Drake, Kimberli   BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Fackrell, Rae Magna BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Froelich, Tina   BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Gatzke, Aaron   BS Sociology Rapid City
Hensley, Carin   AS K-12 Paraprofessional Rapid City
Herrick, Ryan   BS Business Administration-Management Rapid City
Hirst, Kimberly High Honor AA General Studies Rapid City
Hurd, Ashley H, Summa BS English Rapid City
Husman, Jennette   BS Sociology Rapid City
James, Virginia   BS History Rapid City
Johansen, Amber   AS Tourism and Hospitality Management Rapid City
Johnson, Amanda   BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Kruse, Jannette Cum BSED Elementary Education Rapid City
Krush, Jill   BS Human Services Rapid City
Lammers, Roger   BS Business Administration-Management Rapid City
Leach, Brittany Magna BSED Elementary Education Rapid City
MacArthur, Candace   BS Human Services Rapid City
Maguire, Molly   BS Human Services Rapid City
Mason, Trista   BS Human Services Rapid City
Mustard, Barbara   BS Tourism and Hospitality Management, Marketing Rapid City
Noble, Jennifer   BSED Elementary Education Rapid City
Paige, Ean   BS Wellness Management Rapid City
Parsons, Alan   BS Mass Communications Rapid City
Quinn, Shannon Cum BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Reub, Kateri   BS Communication Arts Rapid City
Sadler, Matthew   BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Scheetz, Nichole Cum BS Business Administration, Accounting Rapid City
Simmons, Ronda   BS Business Administration-Management Rapid City
Slama, Laura   MS Curriculum and Instruction Rapid City
Soehren, Matthew High Honor AA General Studies Rapid City
Sudrala, Alyssa   BS Sociology Rapid City
Tompkins, Kristina   BS Sociology Rapid City
Toms, Jennifer   BSED Elementary Education Rapid City
Wald, Megan   BS Business Administration-Accounting Rapid City
Ward, Robert   BS Psychology, Political Science Rapid City
Yotter, Jennifer   BSED Elementary Education Rapid City
Zaug, Douglas   BS Entrepreneurial Studies Rapid City
Zens, Andrea   BS Psychology Rapid City
Zimiga, Shannon   MS Curriculum and Instruction Rapid City
Usher, Colin Magna BSED Physical Education Reno, Nev.
Legerski, Julie   AS K-12 Paraprofessional Rock Springs, Wyo.
Hoffart, Tyler   BS Mass Communications Rockville, Minn.
Mallett, Troy   AA General Studies Schertz, Texas
Shaw, Elizabeth   BS Mass Communications Sioux City, Iowa
Mosena, Elizabeth   BS Human Services Sioux Falls
Adams, Julie   AS Web Administration, Network Administration Spearfish
Austin, Sarah   BS Biology Spearfish
Baker, Karen   BS Chemistry Spearfish
Bartol, Rena Cum BSED Elementary Education, Early Childhood/Special Education Spearfish
Bergin, Rachelle   BS Business Administration-Entrepreneurial Studies, Management Spearfish
Bryan, Clayton   BS Business Administration-Management, Entrepreneurial Studies Spearfish
Canfield, Janeen   BA English Spearfish
Caster, Amanda   BSED Elementary Education Spearfish
Chase, Casey   BS Business Administration-Management, Entrepreneurial Studies Spearfish
Christianson, Janice   BS Psychology Spearfish
Christy, Andrew   BS Outdoor Education Spearfish
Comes, Cathy   AS K-12 Paraprofessional Spearfish
Dillman, Billie   BSED Early Childhood/Special Education Spearfish
Eiss, Jonathan   BS History Spearfish
Engel, Kasie   BS Communication Arts Spearfish
Feist, Alexander   BS Industrial Technology Spearfish
Furchner, Shari   BS Art, Mass Communications Spearfish
Gerik, Kyle   BS Business Administration-Management, Marketing Spearfish
Goodrich, Tyler   BS Business Administration-Management Spearfish
Gorczewski, Jason   BS Industrial Technology Spearfish
Graham, Jessica   BS Wellness Management Spearfish
Harris, Ashley   BS American Indian Studies Spearfish
Huxtable, Shawn   BS in Wellness Management, BSED in Physical Education Spearfish
Javurek, Ordahl   BS Business Administration-Management Spearfish
Jones, Lauren Cum BSED Elementary Education Spearfish
Kirk, Craig   BS Wellness Management Spearfish
Krcil, Nicole   BSED Elementary Education Spearfish
Logan, Kathleen   AS K-12 Paraprofessional Spearfish
Lueders, Jayni   BSED Spanish Spearfish
Maynard, Rory   BS Business Administration-Marketing Spearfish
Miles, Katherine   BS Sociology Spearfish
Mravlja, Andrea   BSED Elementary Education Spearfish
Nohr, Colleen   BS Sociology, Human Services Spearfish
Outtrim, Gabe   BS Business Administration-Management Spearfish
Petz, Alicia   BS Business Administration-Tourism and Hospitality Management Spearfish
Potter, Courtney   BS Psychology Spearfish
Riis, Alayna   BS Business Administration-Accounting Spearfish
Ryan, Jennifer   BSED Elementary Education, Special Education Spearfish
Scheltinga, Jeffrey   BS Human Services Spearfish
Schroeder, Erin   BS Business Administration-Management, Marketing Spearfish
Stulken, Kimberly   BS Psychology Spearfish
Verhulst, Jordan   BS Business Administration-Marketing Spearfish
Vollmer, Kristine   BS Art, Communication Arts Spearfish
Walker, Brooks   BS Industrial Technology Spearfish
Walker, Sarah   AA General Studies Spearfish
Willis, Ashley   BS Business Administration-Human Resource Management Spearfish
Wylie, Abdoulaye   BS Business Administration-Management, Entrepreneurial Studies Spearfish
Holmes, Natalie   AA General Studies Spokane, Wash.
Bierle, Billi   BS History Sturgis
Cass, Sandra   BS Health Services Administration Sturgis
Edlund, Jennifer   BS Human Services, Sociology Sturgis
Jobgen, Melanie   BS Professional Accountancy Sturgis
Kusser, Jessica   AS K-12 Paraprofessional Sturgis
Niederwerder, Seth   BS History Sturgis
Dungey, Gwen   BS Outdoor Education Sundance, Wyo.
Hoard, Rebecca   BS Political Science Sundance, Wyo.
Braaten, Rachel Cum BSED Elementary Education Thermopolis, Wyo.
Voorhees, Tyler   BS Art Tulare
Riggins, Amber   BS Business Administration-Management, Human Resource Management Wanblee
Halligan, Maggie   BS Human Resource Management Washington, D.C.
Nehl, Marie   BSED Mathematics Watauga
Goetz, Abigail Cum BA in Spanish, BS in Biology Wessington
Johnsen, Lacey   AS in Drafting Technology, BS in Industrial Technology Wessington
Foster, Tyler   AS in Drafting Technology, BS in Industrial Technology Winner
       

Alumnus leads team to South Dakota Stock Market Game win - top

A Lead-Deadwood High School team led by Black Hills State University alumnus Patrick Moriarty won the South Dakota Stock Market Game fall 2006 session with a 43.74 percent return on investment (ROI).

Moriarty’s team also took first place out of 196 teams in the high school division. Other teams in the top six were: second place, Sioux Falls Lincoln led by Joseph Johnson, 39.99 percent ROI; third place, Brookings led by Laura Quail, 33.19 percent ROI; fourth place, Brookings led by Laura Quail, 29.84 percent ROI; fifth place, Upton led by Karla Ludemann, 22.29 percent ROI; and sixth place, Upton led by Karla Ludemann, 21.98 percent ROI.

A total of 23 teams competed in the college division. Winners were BHSU students Carrie Hlavka, junior pre-physical major from Rapid City, first place with an ROI of 18.75 percent; Lacey Johnsen, senior technology major from Wessington, second place with an ROI of 17.16 percent; and Kelly Nelson, junior from Spearfish, third place with an ROI of 13.54 percent.

Finishing first out of 15 teams in the middle school division was King Elementary - Milesville, led by Carmen One Skunk, with a 7.66 percent ROI. Second place went to Patrick Henry – Sioux Falls, led by Shirley Mauss, with a 7.05 percent ROI. Beresford, led by Jonda Jensen, finished in third place with a 5.31 percent ROI.
Each team of students began with $100,000 in hypothetical “cyber dollars” and performed online research and stock trading. The teams with the highest-valued portfolios at the end of the 10-week trading period received prizes.

“Students in the state were excellent stock pickers as the top teams’ stock portfolios were much higher than comparative investments in the market indices,” said Don Altmyer, BHSU associate professor, director of the Center for Economic Education, and coordinator of the SDSMG.

The SDSMG is an innovative education tool that motivates students and supports teachers in building lifelong learning skills. It is the only stock market simulation endorsed by the South Dakota Council on Economic Education. Each year about 120,000 teams in all 50 states participate in the program. During the fall 2006 session, a record number, 616 students from 25 South Dakota schools, participated in the SDSMG.

According to Altmyer, the SDSMG is a way to integrate the fall 2006 South Dakota Board of Education mandate requiring an economics or personal finance course for high school graduation.

The SDSMG offers a vast library of learning materials correlated to national voluntary education standards in math, personal finance, business education and economics. The $5 per team registration fee includes all teacher materials, student team materials and support, including newsletters with information on the stock market and a variety of business and economic topics to stimulate student discussion in the classroom.

Free teacher training is available to assist teachers in integrating the game into their curricula. The following teacher training workshops are scheduled in Watertown, Vermillion, Spearfish, and Box Elder:

  • Watertown, Tuesday, Jan. 23 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., Lake Area Technical College Tech Education Center Room 509;
  • Vermillion, Wednesday, Jan. 24 from 12 noon to 3 p.m., University of South Dakota Enrichment Center;
  • Spearfish, Friday, Feb. 2 from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m., Black Hills State University Jonas Hall Room 209; and
  • Box Elder, Friday, Feb. 9 from 1 to 4 p.m., Douglas High School.

All training sessions include curriculum materials, refreshments and door prizes at no cost to the teachers. Space is limited, and reservations are accepted on a first-come, first-serve basis. To make a reservation, email to DonAltmyer@bhsu.edu the name of the person who will be attending, the school name and address, the subject and grade level taught, an email address, and school phone number. A confirmation email will be sent upon acceptance.

The spring 2007 SDSMG session begins Monday, Feb. 12. A free demonstration will be available Tuesday, Jan. 16 through Friday, Feb. 2. Registrations are accepted online at www.smgww.org. For more information, contact Altmyer at DonAltmyer@bhsu.edu or 642-6266.

The SDSMG is sponsored by the BHSU Center for Economic Education, the Central States Securities Industries Association and the South Dakota Council on Economic Education.


Admissions representatives to visit area schools - top

Black Hills State University admissions representatives Beth Azevedo and Erin Richards will discuss college plans with students at two area high schools in January.

Thursday, Jan. 18 the representatives will visit Spearfish High School at 9:30 a.m. and Sturgis High School at 11:30 a.m.

High school students needing information about college costs, financial aid, housing, and academic information should plan to visit with the BHSU representatives. For more information contact the BHSU Admissions Office at 642-6343 or view the BHSU website at www.bhsu.edu.


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