Volume XXX, No. 8 • Feb. 24, 2006

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CSA position open - top

The following Career Service position is open:

  • Senior secretary, Enrollment

For more information, please view the announcement on the Human Resource web page.

Resignation - top

  • Jeanette Wermers, food service worker, Jacket Java

Jane Goodall to speak at Black Hills State University - top

Michael Neugebauer
Dr. Jane Goodall with chimpanzee Galahad at Gombe National Park, Tanzania.

Dr. Jane Goodall with chimpanzee Galahad at Gombe National Park, Tanzania

Dr. Jane Goodall, internationally renowned primate expert, will speak at Black Hills State University Wednesday, April 19 at 6 p.m. offering the public a chance to hear firsthand about her work with chimpanzees, her reasons for hope and her belief in the power of the individual to affect change.

Goodall began her landmark study of chimpanzees in Tanzania in June 1960, under the mentorship of anthropologist and paleontologist Dr. Louis Leakey. Her work would become the foundation of future primatological research and would redefine the relationship between humans and animals.

According to Dr. Holly Downing, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at BHSU, Goodall’s presentation is an opportunity for students, faculty and community people to hear firsthand from one of the most influential people in the field of animal behavior who has inspired many scientists throughout her career. Goodall will discuss the threats facing chimpanzees and other environmental crises.

“Dr. Goodall has a long history of excellent research and really significant work toward conservation worldwide. To have a person like Jane Goodall speaking on our campus is a real opportunity for faculty, students and people in the community. It’s a real honor to have Jane Goodall on our campus,” Downing said. “She has inspired many people.”

Downing was inspired to study animal behavior after reading one of Goodall’s books when she was just 13 years old.

“Jane Goodall is a personal role model for me. She inspired young women to go into the sciences in the 60s and 70s. She was out working in the field and she was an adventurer to be doing that work at that time. She published her work and inspired many young women to pursue research opportunities,” Downing said.

Goodall will be in the region promoting her “Roots to Shoots” program, which fosters global connectedness among youth and schools. According to the Jane Goodall Institute, which she established in 1977, the "Roots and Shoots" program fosters global connectedness among youth and schools. By traveling around to different schools and communities, Goodall continually urges her audiences to recognize their personal responsibility and ability to effect change through consumer action, lifestyle change and activism.

Goodall’s pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior transformed scientific perceptions concerning the relationship between humans and animals. Today, the Jane Goodall Institute is a global leader in the effort to protect chimpanzees and their habitats. It also is widely recognized for establishing innovative community-centered conservation and development programs in Africa and the “Roots & Shoots” education program, which has groups in more than 90 countries.

Goodall travels an average 300 days per year, speaking about the threats facing chimpanzees, other environmental crises, and her reasons for hope that humankind will solve the problems it has imposed on the earth.

Goodall's scores of honors include the Medal of Tanzania, the National Geographic Society's Hubbard Medal, Japan's prestigious Kyoto Prize, the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research 2003, the Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science, and the Gandhi/King Award for Nonviolence. In April 2002 Secretary-General Kofi Annan named Goodall a United Nations “Messenger of Peace.” In 2004, in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace, Prince Charles invested Goodall as a Dame of the British Empire, the female equivalent of knighthood.

Goodall’s list of publications includes her latest book Harvest for Hope: A Guide to Mindful Eating, two overviews of her work at Gombe — In the Shadow of Man and Through a Window as well as two autobiographies in letters, the best-selling autobiography Reason for Hope and many children's books. The Chimpanzees of Gombe: Patterns of Behavior is the definitive scientific work on chimpanzees and is the culmination of Goodall's scientific career. She has been the subject of numerous television documentaries and is featured in the large-screen format film, Jane Goodall's Wild Chimpanzees (2002). In 2004 she was featured in two Discovery Channel Animal Planet specials—Jane Goodall’s Return to Gombe and Jane Goodall’s State of the Great Ape.

For more information about Goodall’s presentation contact the College of Arts and Sciences at BHSU at HollyDowning@bhsu.edu or call 642-6420.

Donovin Sprague donates photograph and hand-carved flute to Case Library for Western Studies - top

Donovin Sprague (left) presents an original hand-carved flute and a historical photograph to Alicia Caldanaro (center), Black Hills State University reference librarian, and Bobbi Sago, special collections librarian. Sprague donated the items to the Case Library for Western Studies at BHSU. They will be put on permanent display at the library.

Donovin Sprague presents hand-carved flute and historical photograph to librarians at the BHSU Case Library for Western Studies

Donovin Sprague recently donated a historical photograph and a hand-carved flute to the Case Library for Western Studies at the Black Hills State University E.Y. Berry Library-Learning Center. They will be put on permanent display at the library.

The photograph “Chief Hump and Two Wives” was taken in 1879 by L.A. Huffman at Fort Keogh, Montana territory, when Hump and his band surrendered from Canada. Hump died Dec. 11, 1908, at Cherry Creek.

The hand-carved flute, one of a number of original creations by Sprague, symbolizes the story of the Lakota Sioux Flute Legend that Sprague adopted from Henry Crow Dog, Lakota.

“My flutes are made with thoughts of the legends,” Sprague said.

Sprague, a member of the Minnicoujou Lakota who was born and raised on the Cheyenne River Sioux Reservation, is the great-great grandson of Chief Hump II (High Back Bone) and a descendant of the families of Chief Hump and Chief Crazy Horse.

Sprague received his bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University in 1982 and went on to get his master’s degree from the University of South Dakota. The last several years, he has been employed with Crazy Horse Memorial in the Black Hills as director of education and director of the large Native American Education and Cultural Center. He also serves as an adjunct instructor at BHSU and Oglala Lakota College, teaching American Indian Studies, Lakota Studies, Political Science, American Indian Law, Treaties and Government, and Lakota Art and History. He also travels throughout the U.S. and Canada visiting between one to two million people per year on reservations and reserves.

“The library is very appreciative and excited to have the flute and the picture on display. They are a very special and interesting addition to the collection.” Alicia Caldanaro, BHSU reference librarian, said. For more information on the donations, contact Caldanaro at 642-6358 or AliciaCaldanaro@bhsu.edu.

Student Support Services to sponsor a blood drive - top

Students from the Student Support Services (SSS) program at Black Hills State University will sponsor a benefit blood drive through United Blood Services for four-year-old Jacob Galbraith of Lead Wednesday, March 1, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Jacket Legacy room of the David B. Miller Yellow Jacket Student Union.

For every unit of O negative and O positive blood donated, United Blood Services will donate $10 to help with Galbraith’s medical expenses. Galbraith, whose grandmother Christina Nash is a BHSU student associated with SSS, is being treated for acute lymphoblastic leukemia.

The SSS students are hosting this community service project in recognition of National TRiO Day as a way to show appreciation to the community and as a thank you to the community for its support of the TRIO programs.

For millions of Americans from low-income families who have college potential but lack the wherewithal to pursue their education goals, seven federally-funded programs called TRIO are making a world of difference, according to Susan Hupp, director of SSS at BHSU. Unlike student financial aid programs which help students to overcome financial barriers to higher education, for 30 years the TRIO Programs (Talent Search, Upward Bound, Upward Bound Math/Science, Veterans Upward Bound, Student Support Services, Educational Opportunity Centers, and the Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Program) have been providing valuable support services to help students from poor and working families successfully enter college and graduate.

Black Hills State University hosts two TRiO programs—Upward Bound and Student Support Services. Upward Bound serves 70 students from 14 target high schools. The Student Support Services program serves 200 students who are first-generation college students, students from low-income households, or students who have documented disabilities. BHSU was selected to host its first TRIO program in 1968 and has been funded every year since.

Students in the TRIO program credit the programs for their success at BHSU. Laci Schmalz, a junior at BHSU, has been involved with SSS for three years now and says the program has been instrumental to her academic career.

“During my first week (with SSS), I realized that this wasn’t just a program, it was a family, and I wanted to be part of it. I applied and was immediately accepted with open arms. Everyone knows how difficult and confusing the first year of college is, and I will admit I didn’t know how to get involved, register for classes, find a tutor, or even for what purpose I had come to college. Student Support Services paved this path for me.”

Bernie Butcher, a single parent attending BHSU, agrees that SSS has helped her achieve her goals.

“I was struggling in college algebra and was able to get extra help from the math tutor. I learned new skills for writing more effectively. I was able to get through the challenging classes with the help from the (study) strategy workshops that are offered. I have used the financial aid workshops and advisor for my financial aid questions,” Butcher said. “The staff at Student Support Services are encouraging and help me strive to be the best I can be. They have been a great asset for my motivation and self-esteem and, as a result, I am successful at Black Hills State University.”

According to Dr. Arnold Mitchem, president of the Council for Opportunity in Education, an education association which represents TRIO students, colleges, graduates, counselors, and teachers nationwide, “These programs work because they are student-centered, performance-based and non-bureaucratic.”

“We want more people to know about the services of the TRIO Programs. We also want people to know that this federal program works and should be expanded to serve more students,” Hupp added.

For more information about TRiO programs or the blood drive contact Hupp at 642-6824.

Three BHSU students and professor will attend national conference - top

Three Black Hills State University students and BHSU English professor Dr. Vincent King will attend the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in Asheville, N.C., this spring.

Randi Anderson, Leonard Crosby, Theresa Law, and King will attend the conference April 6-8. BHSU faculty members were pleased that the students submitted such great work.

According to King, this will be the first time that any BHSU students have attended this conference. “I thought that students who wrote terrific papers should have the opportunity to present their papers, so I suggested that they submit them,” King said.

Randi Anderson, a senior English education major from Newell, will present her conference paper “Life as Compared to Hamlet.” Her essay was originally written for King’s Introduction to Literature course at the BHSU campus. “I think that it will be very neat to hear all of the other English students’ new ideas at the conference and I am very excited to go,” Anderson said.

Leonard Crosby, a sophomore English major from Hot Springs, will present “Anne Bradstreet: A Poet Outside of Puritan Bounds.” Originally his paper was written for King’s American Literature 1 course. After reading the paper, King told Crosby that it was well written and should be submitted for the conference. “I am very excited to read my paper in front of all of the other English students. It will be a great learning experience to hear the other students’ topics and research,” Crosby said.

Theresa Law, a sophomore English major from Buffalo Gap, will present her topic from the novel entitled “Invisible Man” by Ralph Ellison. Her paper is from Dr. Amy Fuqua’s class African American Literature.

According to www.ncur.org, The National Conference on Undergraduate Research promotes undergraduate research scholarship and creative activity done in partnership with faculty or other mentors as a vital component of higher education. For more information contact King at 642-6502 or visit www.ncur.org.

Education students present at 2006 Conference for Early Childhood - top

Fourteen Black Hills State University education majors participated in the 2006 Conference for Early Childhood held recently at the Spearfish Holiday Inn and Convention Center.

BHSU students from the College of Education took part in two presentations at the conference. Senior elementary education majors Nicole Krcil, Wagner, and Rachel Braaten, Thermopolis, Wyo., along with BHSU assistant education professor Dr. Joanna Jones presented the “Powerful Predictable Books” session. Then, senior elementary education major Barbara Schuler, Eagle Butte, and Jones presented the “Read, Write, and Fold-a-Book” session.

Students displaying book samples at the conference were: Jackie Czywczynski, a senior elementary education major from Rapid City; Billie Dillman, a senior early childhood/special education major from Spearfish; Debra Edinger, a junior elementary education major from Rapid City; Lauren Foster, a senior elementary education major from Torrington, Wyo.; Alyson Kopp, a sophomore elementary education major from Newcastle, Wyo.; Jannette Kruse, a senior elementary education major from Rapid City; Brittany Leach, a senior elementary education major from Rapid City; Jennifer Ryan, a senior elementary education major from Pierre; Danielle VanSickle, a sophomore elementary education major from Lead; Amanda Willert, a freshman elementary education major from Basin, Wyo.; and Jennifer Yotter, a senior elementary education major from Rapid City.

The Conference for Early Childhood was sponsored by the South Dakota Association for the Education of Young Children and the South Dakota Head Start Association.

Forensics Squad concludes season on winning note - top

The Black Hills State University Forensics Squad successfully concluded their regular 2005-06 tournament season when, in a rare feat, all BHSU teams qualified for elimination rounds at the Laramie County College (LCC) Invitational.

Debating in the open division at the LCC Invitational, the team of Dallas Olson, a senior speech communications major from Bowdle, and Paul Eisenbraun, a junior speech communications major from Gordon, Neb., lost in hidden quarterfinals. Cara Bandalos, a freshman psychology major from Guernsey, Wyo., and Jim Stith, a freshman history major from Newcastle, Wyo., also lost in the quarterfinals.

In the novice division, the team of Adam DeGroot, a senior speech communications major from Rapid City, and Taylor Hilton, a sophomore speech communications major from Rapid City, qualified for the semifinals. Clint Augustson, a sophomore from Hermosa, and Gabriel Carpenter, a sophomore history major from Rapid City, in their first outing, also made it to the semifinals.

BHSU Forensics coach Dr. Charles Follette remarked, “It’s not quite as nice as winning, but it’s been a long time since we had such a consistent showing as a team.”

The team will now turn its attention to public forum debate, including an upcoming trip to Dakota Wesleyan University to explore the “intellectual diversity” controversy.

AmeriCorps*VISTA will host United Blood Services blood drive - top

The AmeriCorps*VISTA office at Black Hills State University, in conjunction with United Blood Services, will host a blood drive Monday, Feb. 27 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Sports and Fitness Center Field House.

All donors must be 17 years of age or older, weigh at least 110 pounds, and present a picture ID at the time of their appointment.

To schedule an appointment, contact Michael Smith, BHSU VISTA volunteer, at 642-6471 or go to www.unitedbloodservices.org, click on “Schedule an appointment,” and enter the code: americorps.

Meyers will sign copies of his award-winning novel The Work of Wolves - top

Kent Meyers, BHSU writer-in-residence, will sign copies of his award-winning novel The Work of Wolves Saturday, Feb. 25 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Adams Museum in Deadwood.

According to a press release from the Adams Museum, The Work of Wolves presents a compelling account of life on the South Dakota plains, told through the interwoven experience of four seemingly disparate characters.

Meyers, a long-time resident of Spearfish, was the 1998 South Dakota Author of the Year as well as the recipient of an N.E.A. grant for creative writing and numerous other awards. He has authored several novels including The River Warren, Light in the Crossing, and The Witness of Combines.

Meyers received his bachelor's degree in English from the University of Minnesota-Morris and his master's degree in English from Washington State University. He has been a member of the BHSU faculty since 1986.

For more information about the book signing, contact Kate Bentham, communications director for the Adams Museum & House, Inc., at 578-1928 or marketer@adamsmuseumandhouse.org.

BHSU to present “The Vagina Monologues” March 1 & 2 - top

In association with the V-Day 2006 college campaign, Black Hills State University will present a benefit production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues” Wednesday, March 1 and Thursday, March 2 at 7 p.m. in the Woodburn Hall Auditorium.

Last year over 1,000 communities hosted V-Day benefits around the world, raising funds and awareness toward ending violence against women. These successful events raised over $4 million through the award-winning play, “The Vagina Monologues.”

For the fourth year now, BHSU will present a benefit production of “The Vagina Monologues”. This production is sponsored by the Spearfish National Organization for Women (NOW). Admission is $2 for community members and $1 or a can of food for students of all ages. Proceeds will go to Working Against Violence Incorporated (WAVI) and Justice “Comfort Women.” For more information contact Anne Coyle, Spearfish NOW President at 605- 210-2257 or at anneccoyle@st.bhsu.edu.

BHSU to offer teacher institutes about Tribal governments and Indian lands - top

Two Tribal Governments and Indian Lands Teacher Institutes will be held for k-12 teachers this summer at Black Hills State University.

The first institute will be June 19-23 and the second from July 17-21. Each program will be offered to 20 K-12 teachers, with a vast majority being high school social science educators. Although a clear majority of the participants will be educators from South Dakota schools with a large Indian student population, seats will also be reserved for educators from outside of the state. The institutes are seeking primarily instructors from Indian communities, but all K-12 instructors are encouraged to apply.

The office of Native Educational Endeavors, a cooperative venture between the University of South Dakota Law School Foundation and Black Hills State University, is sponsoring the institutes. Major funding comes from the Indian Land Tenure Foundation, a private non-profit entity with main offices in Minnesota whose mission is: "land within the original boundaries of every reservation and other areas of high significance where tribes retain aboriginal interest are in Indian ownership and management." The South Dakota Humanities Council, an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, is co-sponsoring the institutes.

The objectives of Tribal Governments and Indian Lands Teacher Institutes are three-fold, according to Dr. John Glover, director of Native Educational Endeavors at BHSU. First, the instructional program will provide elementary and secondary instructors exposure to the composition and operations of the nine federally recognized Tribal governments in South Dakota, as well as, exposing them to the nature and make up of the over 560 other such entities in the United States. Secondly, the institutes will provide needed information on the diverse and complex ways in which Indian lands are held within and outside the state. Lastly, participants will be exposed to the history and current issues of culturally significant sites, with an emphasis on Bear Butte. Throughout the institute, participants will be shown methods and materials useful in conveying this complicated material to their students.

In addition to free tuition, participants will receive over $550 in the form of curriculum materials and money to be used for travel and per diem. Participants in the teachers institute will also receive three renewal credit hours as approved by the South Dakota Department of Education (www.southdakotapd.com).

More information about the institutes is available by contacting the institute director, Urla Marcus, at 605-642-6048 or UrlaMarcus@bhsu.edu or by contacting the Native Education Endeavors director, Dr. John Glover, at 605-642-6047.

Graduate Council minutes - top

The Graduate Council met Tuesday, Feb. 21 from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in Jonas 104.

Present were: Earley, Ryerson, Dana, Bukralia, Siemens, McGrath, Fuller, A. Ahmad, Austin, Molseed, and visitors Downing, Sarver, and T. Hupp. Steckler and B. Smith were absent.

Corrections to January minutes:

  • Bukralia said his report on the library should say that the library has added a new business database called Hoovers. The library also added some donated books in conservation biology and computers. The library did not add a database in conservation biology.
  • Dana stated that the course approved should be BSM 720, not BUS 720.

Master of Science in Integrative Genomics (MSIG):

  • Siemens, Downing and Sarver talked about the proposed Master of Science in Integrative Genomics. All commented on the fact that it was not duplicating any existing program and that it was unique in South Dakota. Siemens indicated there were letters of support from USD and S.D. Tech faculty and also from the two creators of the field of integrative genomics. Downing presented the budget and talked about college and university reallocation of funds for graduate assistants. Siemens made a motion and Fuller seconded the motion to recommend approval for the program. The motion passed unanimously.


  • Hupp reported that the Regental system was in the process of transition about WebCT. Starting in June 2006, the Regental system will no longer enhance the WebCT system. By July 2007, the system will have made a decision about what platform will be used, with three systems being considered. There is a statewide committee created to review the three systems and make a recommendation. Hupp has asked local campus faculty to look at the alternatives and would appreciate anyone who is interested in reviewing the process to contact him. He will email faculty when the alternatives are ready for faculty review. At this time, he counted 276 BHSU courses using WebCT. A general discussion was held, and the Graduate Council indicated it would like to be involved prior to any decisions or recommendations being made. Hupp agreed to do that as he was able.

Master of Science in Business Services Management (MSBSM):

  • Dana reported 18 students were enrolled in the MSBSM this semester. She also reported that she would be done as graduate coordinator in June.

Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction (MSCI):

  • Molseed reported a new cohort of 19 had started in January. The College of Education was working on a math specialization at the graduate level, and they hope to have the reading specialization totally online by this fall.

Grant opportunities announced - top

Below are program materials received in the Grants Office, Woodburn 212, through Wednesday, Feb. 22. 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.

Mentoring for System Involved Youth (DOJ)

The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Mentoring Initiative for System Involved Youth was established to support the development and enhancement of mentoring programs for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, reentry, and foster care. The initiative seeks to promote collaboration among community organizations and agencies committed to supporting mentoring services for such system involved youth. Its objective is to identify effective mentoring programs and determine how to enhance and expand these approaches for system involved youth. Applicants will assess, develop, implement, and pilot mentoring strategies designed for system involved youth. Applicants are encouraged to incorporate best practices based on research and to consider a variety of mentoring approaches.

Deadline: April 17, 2006. A link to the full announcement can be found at www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=8115.

Evaluation of Mentoring Initiative for System Involved Youth (DOJ)

The Department of Justice’s Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention Evaluation of Mentoring Initiative for System Involved Youth was established to support a program evaluation that will assess the process and effect of mentoring programs for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, reentry, or foster care. Specifically, this evaluation will assess the four mentoring sites receiving awards under OJJDP’s Mentoring Initiative for System Involved Youth, which will provide funds to faith- and community-based, nonprofit, and for-profit agencies to enhance and expand existing mentoring strategies; programs to develop, implement, and pilot test mentoring strategies and programs designed for youth involved in the juvenile justice system, reentry, or foster care.

Deadline: April 17, 2006. The full announcement can be accessed at www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=8116.

Math and Science Partnership (NSF)

The Math and Science Partnership (MSP) program is a major research and development effort of the National Science Foundation that supports innovative partnerships to improve K-12 student achievement in mathematics and science. MSP projects are expected to both raise the achievement levels of all students and significantly reduce achievement gaps in the mathematics and science performance of diverse student populations. Successful projects serve as models that can be widely replicated in educational practice to improve the mathematics and science achievement of all the nation's students. In this solicitation, NSF seeks to support two types of MSP projects: Institute Partnerships – Teacher Institutes for the 21st Century, especially for the science disciplines in the secondary grades and for elementary science specialists; and a focused set of Research, Evaluation and Technical Assistance (RETA) projects that directly support the work of the Institutes or engage the national disciplinary and professional societies in MSP work.

Deadline: May 17, 2006. The optional letter of intent due date is April 14, 2006. For more information and a link to the full announcement, see www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=8054.

Broadening Participation in Computing (NSF)

The Broadening Participation in Computing (BPC) program of the National Science Foundation aims to significantly increase the number of U.S. citizens and permanent residents receiving post secondary degrees in the computing disciplines. Initially, its emphasis will be on students from communities with longstanding underrepresentation in computing: women, persons with disabilities, and minorities. Included minorities are African Americans, Hispanics, American Indians, Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders. The BPC program seeks to engage the computing community in developing and implementing innovative methods to improve recruitment and retention of these students at the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Deadline: May 17, 2006. Letters of intent are due April 12, 2006. For more information, see www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=8085.

Interdisciplinary Training for Undergraduates in Biological and Mathematical Sciences (NSF)

The goal of the Undergraduate Biology and Mathematics (UBM) activity is to enhance undergraduate education and training at the intersection of the biological and mathematical sciences and to better prepare undergraduate biology or mathematics students to pursue graduate study and careers in fields that integrate the mathematical and biological sciences. The core of the activity is long-term research experiences for interdisciplinarily balanced teams of at least four undergraduates. Projects should focus on research at the intersection of the mathematical and biological sciences. Projects should provide students exposure to contemporary mathematics and biology, addressed with modern research tools and methods. That is, projects must be genuine research experiences rather than rehearsals of research methods. Projects must involve students from both areas in collaborative research experiences and include joint mentorship by faculty in both fields. In addition, it is expected that projects will strengthen the research and education capacity, infrastructure, and culture of the participating institutions. To this end, projects should create models for education in the mathematical and biological sciences and influence the direction of academic programs for a broad range of students. UBM is a joint effort of the Education and Human Resources (EHR), Biological Sciences (BIO), and Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS) Directorates at the National Science Foundation (NSF).

Deadline: May 18, 2006. The full announcement is available at www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=8103.

Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program

The Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service (CSREES) requests applications for the Youth Farm Safety Education and Certification Program (YFSEC) for fiscal year (FY) 2006 to develop curriculum and programming based on the North American Guidelines for Children's Agricultural Tasks (NAGCAT) and implementation of farm safety education focused on underserved and/or minority youth.

Deadline: April 24, 2006. For more information, visit www.grants.gov/search/search.do?mode=VIEW&oppId=8031.

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