HSU men’s basketball team rolls into the Elite 8; two men make SDIC honors.
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BOR approves tuition increase Max Wetz Assistant Editor
The South Dakota Board of Regents approved an increased tuition and fee rate for fiscal year 2000 at their regular meeting recently in Madison. The increase of 5.7 percent in tuition and fees is an attempt to bring salaries and infrastructure up to par at the state’s six public universities. The Regents also re-evaluated the off-campus tuition rates. Tuition rates were increased by 3.92 percent from $56.15 to $58.35 for resident undergraduates and from $178.65 to $185.65 for non-residents. Graduate rates increased by 3.93 percent for residents and 3.90 percent for non-residents. The rates were increased to cover the Governor’s salary package, which includes the three percent salary policy, move to midpoint adjustment and health insurance increases.
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The rates are four-tenths of a percent over the higher education price index (HEPI). Off-campus tuition rates were increased by 5.4 percent bringing the cost from $119.00 for undergrads to $125.45 and $153.00 for graduates to $161.25. Black Hills State University increased the Ellsworth Air force Base tuition rate 7.1 percent. The 1999 rate was $102.75. The $7.25 increase per credit hour was needed to meet the salary package and salary competitiveness program. The Board of Regents approved an eight percent increase in the University Support Fee for BHSU. The increase was part of a six-year phase-in of the standardization of the fee. The USF supports the services to the university
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Sean Bradley Staff Writer
One of the most commonly overheard phrases on campus at the beginning of every semester is, “Why do I have to have a parking permit? Don’t they already get enough of my money?” “It (money collected from parking permits and fines) is used for maintenance of the lots... patching and overlays.. and when it's time to expand a lot,” said Art Jones, Physical Plant Director. “Typically, it costs
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Congressman John Thune to visit BHSU Jennie Morris Editor-in-Chief
United States Congressman, John Thune, is scheduled to visit Black Hills State University on March 30, 1999 for an open students’ forum. “College is all about expanding your horizons and exposing yourself to different ideologies,” said South Dakota College Republican Federation Public
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Kacie Marta (third from left), a graduating art student, explains her photographic work to fellow Black Hills State University students. All Black Hills students graduating from the Art Department are required to do a Senior Art Show prior to graduation. Other Black Hills State seniors with exhibits in the Ruddell Art Gallery are: Jenny Dreiske, Glenola Brownrigg, Roxanne Miller, and Maria Sullivan. The exhibit is done in leu of an exit exam for graduating art students.
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If you are ready to dance the night away in style, join us for a “A Night to Remember,” a semi-formal dance on April 17th, 1999 from 7 p.m.-12:30 a.m. This formal will be held in the Park Pavilion in Spearfish for all juniors and seniors from BHSU. Tickets will on be sale immediately in the Today Newspaper office (Mondays and Wednesdays from 1-3 p.m.), or KBHU office (Thursday from 2:45-5:00 p.m.) If you would like to attend, you may purchase tickets for $20/couple or $12.50/single. This will include beverages, or you may bring your own (in a brown bag—hint, hint.) Music will be provided by HiFi Productions, and this event is also sponsored by Amoco 14, and the Valley Cafe. The Valley will be open for breakfast immediately following the dance. Two 5x7 pictures will also be provided for an addition $10 by photographer Allen Carroll. “A Night to Remember” is not a school sponsored event. If you would like more information, or would like to help out please contact Terresah Hall at 642-9124.
Come play in the ping pong tournament Come one, come all to this year’s first ping pong tournament extravaganza. It will be held on April 14th at 7pm in the game room in the basement of the student union. To sign up, come on down. Who will triumph?
Shots needed prior to student registration Students, please make sure your immunizations are up-to-date. Holds have been put on and this could delay your registration attempts, if you are not up-todate with a proof of two MMR Shots on record at Student Health Services. You can call Student Health Services at 642-6520 or stop in our office in Room 222 of the DE Young Center to check on your immunization status.
Give blood on April 27 and save a life Blood is one of the doctor’s most valuable resources, and many people are alive today because blood was available when they needed it. United Blood Services, the area’s nonprofit community blood provided, relies entirely on volunteer donors to help maintain a constant, sufficient blood supply. Blood comes from only one source--healthy people who are willing to give of themselves. The biggest reason people don’t donate is that no one has asked them. Consider yourself asked! Mountain Ranger Student Organization will sponsor a blood drive from 912 and 1-5 on April 27, 1999 at the Student Union Multipurpose Room. Donors shall be at least 17 and may donate whole blood until the age of 79. These people are invited to give blood during the drive to help patients in this community. Those who wish to make an appointment to donate at the upcoming blood drive may call Harold Stewart at 642-6030. ID is required to donate. Please bring a complete list of medications taken in the past month. Refreshments will be served.
Two Mary Luckey scholarships available SD Assoc. of County Officials is accepting essays for two $500 Mary Luckey Scholarships. The scholarships are named for the late Mary Luckey, a former Brule County Official. Eligibility: Completed 1 year of college Student at a South Dakota College or University majoring in journalism/Mass Communications, Political Science, Business Administration, or a related field. Submit a brief resume and a 400-600 word essay on the there “Serving South Dakota: county government/s role in the new millennium.” For complete information contact: Your school financial aid office or Richard L. Sattgast, Executive Director SDACO 1-800-439-5672. The essay deadline is June 10, 1999.
Correction to photo caption, (March 4, 1999) Volume 99, No.11, page 10. The Antigua photo was a photo courtesy of Dr. Brian Smith, and was not taken by Alan Carroll (who has never been to Antigua in his life).
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Walk the Labyrinth Try walking the meditation path. Release your cares to God. The Labyrinth will be in the SU Multi-Purpose Room every Wed.
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including direct instruction, libraries, added to the $6.12 per credit hour fee to computer centers, museums, admissions, cover the mandated salary package. financial aid and adminIn total, BHSU stuistrative offices. The dents will be paying 5.9 rates for BHSU went percent more in FY00. from $23.96 to $25.87. The average of the six he students The General Activity state institutions is 5.7 are going to school to Fee was raised by 3.5 percent. While BHSU better themselves and is percent at Black Hills increasing by obtain a better future.” State University. The $343.32, it has the sec$0.50 increase was put ond lowest total cost in ~Lance Russell the state. towards the student union bond payment, stuThe Regents had a Executive Director of dent union operating SD. Student Federation difficult time accepting budget and other co-curthe increases, but said ricular activities. that the increases were The Board also approved the sec- needed to bring the salaries of the proond-year increase of the salary competi- fessors in the state up to the regional and tiveness fee. The three-year plan increas- national standards. es by about three percent each year. An “The words accessibility and affordadditional three percent or $0.09 was ability have been a concern since I start-
Parking... about $800 a space, so you figure that out at $30 a year... it takes a long time to pay for a space.” That $30 a year is supplemented by fines for parking violations. On average, ticket writers write ten tickets an hour. They are given fairly wide discretion when writing tickets. When trained, they are told that if they look in a vehicle, and they even suspect the owner is a student, the can write them a ticket. The ticket writers look for telltale signs such as bookbags or partially hidden parking permits. Ryan Heinis, freshman, is
continued from page 1 one of the ticket writers. He gets institutional work study to patrol the parking lots looking for violators. “I work about three hour shifts,” says Heinis. “Ticket writing, you can actually make your own hours. You get to work when you want to.” Heinis said he writes most of his tickets in the Jonas parking lot, at the Young Center, and visitor parking in front of the library. “We catch a lot of students taking their passes down and parking there,’ he said. The cost for parking has not increased much over the years. Jones started working for BH 25
ed on the Board of Regents,” said Regent David R. Gienapp. “I don’t like to vote for tuition and fee increases, but we can’t jeopardize quality.” “This entire process is distasteful,” said Regent Vice-President Harvey C. Jewett. “We’re playing catch-up...there’s no good answer here.” The students also spoke against the increases. “The students are going to school to better themselves and obtain a better future,” said Lance Russell, Executive Director of the South Dakota Student Federation. “If these increases continue, they will not be able to better themselves.” A call for ingenuity in budgeting was made by Regent Curt Jones. “Figure out every way to keep these costs down,” he said. “I can see drastic changes coming.”
years ago, and the cost then was only $10.00. “I know it’s at least been 25 years,” that BH has charged students for parking on campus, said Jones. People have expressed the opinion that since they pay for parking permits, they should be able to park wherever they like. Too many problems arose from this situation, and the University was forced to go to designated parking only. “People from Heidi (Heideprim Hall) and Thomas were driving to lunch and dinner and taking up spaces over there. The people that live in Pangburn
and Humbert didn't have a place to park. A lot of them worked afternoon jobs and would come back and couldn’t park.” The same problem arose for the commuter student lots. “Kids would drive to class all the time. When they do that, if they live in a residence hall, they'd drive to class, and take up space.” There may be some changes in how parking is handled on campus. “We are hiring a new parking co-ordinator,” said Jones. “That person will be looking at everything... if there's a need.”
continued from page 1 Relations Director, Max Wetz. “Thune gives students a fresh outlook on politics.” This “fresh outlook” directly relates to why Thune is coming to BH. “College students have a unique perspective on the future and on current events,” said Thune, “Their outside the box thinking and opinions help me as I look for solutions to some of the big challenges our nation is facing.” Congressman Thune is expected to speak briefly about recent Higher
Education legislation, current happenings in Washington, and the budget process. The remainder of the conference will be an open to student questions. “Hopefully Thune will actually answer our questions,” said BH student, Frannie Wagner, “Instead of skirting around the issues like some former speakers have.” Answering to the students should not be difficult for Thune as he is no stranger to BH. Thune has visited the campus twice in the last year and a half and taken time out
in both instances to address student concerns. “Since I grew up in Murdo, it’s always a pleasure to be west of the river.” stated Thune, “Returning to Black Hills State is no exception...I’m looking forward to returning to campus to hear what BHSU students have on their minds.” The conference will take place in the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room at 10 a.m., and is sponsored by BHSU college Republicans, Student Association, and the BHSU Today newspaper.
Parking Rules Following are a few of the most commonly asked questions about parking permits. Who needs a parking permit? All students, faculty, administrative and staff personnel who maintain headquarters on campus, and who park a vehicle in areas under control of the University must obtain and display a current parking permit. When are parking tickets written? Faculty/Staff (A), Commuter (B), Young Center (Y) and Visitor parking areas a patrolled 7:00AM to 4:00PM, Monday through Friday. Residence halls (C,T, and W), campus apartments (R), and handicapped are enforced at all times. How much is a parking ticket? Parking violations carry a $5.00 fine. If not paid in five working days, the fine will be increased to $10.00. Violations of fire lane parking, parking in a fire hydrant zone, or entering the wrong way in a one way parking lot carry a fine of $35.00. Parking in a handicapped zone without a proper permit carries a $50.00 fine. What if I don't pay my ticket? A vehicle may be booted (immobilized) if the owner has five or more outstanding violations. If the violations are not paid within three days of the vehicle being booted, it may be towed. All towing costs will be the responsibility of the owner. What happens if I lose my parking permit or someone steals it? If the permit has been damaged or destroyed, it will be replaced free of charge. Lost or stolen permits will be replaced at the student's cost. Why can't I park in visitor parking if I'm a student? If you are a registered student, you are not considered a visitor. What happens if I get caught with a fraudulent or lost/stolen permit in my vehicle? Any student who obtains or attempts to obtain a parking permit with intent to defraud the University shall be fined $50.00, be subject to revocation of parking privileges on all University owned or supervised properties, and subject to University disciplinary action.
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UP Team entertains the student body UP Team, said, “The programming team works hand-in-hand with the Student Union in providing opportuniWhen you wander the campus at ties for social interaction among stuBlack Hills State University, chances dents.” He adds, “We work to bring the are you’ve run into advertisements writ- whole campus together.” Choosing what programs and ten on classroom chalk boards, posted in the hallways, and even written in activities to bring to campus is an multi-colored chalk on the sidewalks, important part of being a member of the all promoting events to take place on programming team. Each committee is responsible for developing ideas for the campus. If you look closely, more than like- activities and working to bring them to the campus. ly these events are being Surveys are also sponsored by the UP handed out to the stuTeam. The UP (University he program- dents each spring to Programming) Team is ming team works determine what type of one of the more exciting hand-in-hand with the activities and entertainstudent organizations Student Union in pro- ment the student body is found on campus consist- viding opportunities interested in, as well as ing of nine board posi- for social interaction the best times to schedule the events and sugtions, six committee gestions for future proteams, and around 25 among students.” gramming. people volunteering their ~Jay Beyer Some of the board time to help make it a UP Team President members will also be successful organization. traveling to St. Paul, They are responsible for bringing lecturers, musicians, Minnesota on October 14-17, 1999 for comedians, and other entertainers to the the NACA (National Association for University, as well as planning major Campus Activities) conference where school activities including Festival on the members will attend workshops on the Green, Christmas on Campus, and time management, how to plan a program, and how to develop as a student the Mr. Cinderfella Contest. The organization has been a part of leader. It is also a chance for a variety BHSU for over 30 years and works to of entertainers to showcase their talent. UP Team members can “shop” for provide programs which promote diversity, cultural awareness, recreation, acts that students of Black Hills State education, and human interaction would enjoy, which is imperative; not only are good acts hard to find, but they among students. Jay Beyer, Junior Elementary are expensive, ranging from $100 to Education Major and President of the $4,000 for one appearance. Aaron Fredrichsen Staff Writer
The most popular event that the organization has brought to campus was FBI criminologist, Robert Ressler. Over 600 people attended this event. Upcoming activities sponsored by the UP Team include the Mr. Cinderfella Talent Show on March 24th.
Lecturer Chris Miller will present “Recognizing Your Dreams and Following Through on Them” on March 29th, and don’t forget Big 100 Week beginning on April 19th through the 23rd. The Festival on the Green will
round out Big 100 Week on April 24th. Currently three of the nine board positions are open to anyone in the student body who would be interested in becoming a team leader. Board member responsibilities include attending weekly meetings, volunteering time in the office, and heading up one of the six committees to help generate ideas, be a leader, and just generally keep the group focused. The UP Team also encourages anybody to volunteer as little or as much time to the committees or organization, and help plan activities for the campus. C a s e y Kelly, BH student and Public Relations Representative for the UP Team, said, “Volunteering time to the programming team is a new and exciting way to get involved with the school and campus community.” If you are interested in becoming a member of the UP Team, volunteering time to the organization, or just offering programming suggestions you can contact members at the UP Team office located in room 024A in the basement of the Student Union.
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MARCH 2 5 1999
All about prepaid phone cards
Jessica Boetel Staff Writer
Before buying a prepaid phone card, read the fine print. Prepaid phone cards, often called calling cards, have become an important part of people’s lives. The cards are convenient and easy to use, especially if you are on vacation, but choosing the most practical card can be tricky. Abby Kommes, a freshman at Black Hills State University said, “They come in handy when you need to call home or when you get into trouble.” AT&T and MCI have cards available for sale in stores and on the Internet. The two companies stay competitive, offering cards anywhere from $6 to $42. For example, AT&T usually sells 30-60 minute cards, where as MCI sells 40-80 minute cards. The rates are usually the same
per minute, averaging between 17 cents to 18.5 cents per minute depending on the total amount purchased on the card. However, each company has different rules and benefits. The David B. Miller/Yellow Jacket Student Union Bookstore and the Donald E. Young Center have machines selling prepaid calling cards from USA Unicall. A card with 109 minutes is offered for $10.00, and a card with 224 minutes is offered for $24.00. The cards average about 8.9 cents per minute, but after the first call is made a 99-cent monthly fee is activated. It costs extra to call from payphones and to make international calls. Jamie Olinger, a freshman at Black Hills State University admits, “They are nice when you don’t pay your phone bill and your long distance gets shut off”. So dial direct, call collect, or buy a prepaid phone card, whichever seems most beneficial at the time.
MCI There are no hidden costs or surcharges. One can recharge a minimum of 30 minutes and a maximum of 180 minutes once a week only. Operators can speak 19 different languages. One can call the US from 110 international countries. There are no calls to 700, 800, 888, 900, 950, or 976 numbers. MCI offers collector cards such as the Major League Baseball series. Cards include fraud prevention, cost control, conference calling, consecutive calls from a touch tone phone, message confirmation, airline reservation, instant information to stock quotes, world weather, and current events.
AT&T Only Units are deducted if call from a payphone. The card has a maximum recharge of 900 minutes twice within a 48-hour period and a maximum of 10 recharges per card within a 30-day period. There are no calls from a rotary phone to 500, 700, 800, 888, 877, 866, 855, or 900 numbers. AT&T includes a country code list on AT&T Worldwide Travelers Site. A TTY service is available for hearing impaired callers. Minute replacements will be made if there is a malfunction with the card.
BOTH MCI and Both have no monthly fee, but cards do expire usually 12 months after the first call is made. Operator assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If a partial minute or unit (unit = one minute) is used, then you are charged for that whole minute. Minute deductions are for US calls only, some exclude Alaska and Hawaii. One can call out to 200 international countries and can recharge or add minutes.
Olympic council faces bribe scandal in connection with Utah games Darby Warne Staff Writer
Reports of Salt Lake Olympic Committee organizers providing cash, scholarships, and gifts to International Olympic Committee members during Salt Lake City’s successful bid for the 2002 Olympics brought scandal to the United States. Payments to the IOC began in 1991 after the SLOC lost to Nagano, Japan for the 1998 Olympics. The payments were reported to have ended three months ago. The scandal ignited when a letter to
an IOC member (dated 1996) was found. Dave Johnson (SLOC) stated that Sonia Essomba, daughter of the late IOC member Rene Essomba, would be receiving one last check for $10,000 due to budget restructuring. SLOC officials say the check was never made out directly to Essomba, but there was suspicion that SLOC was paying Essomba’s tuition. Tom Welch, SLOC member, said “We never bribed anybody. We never bought a vote.” Welch also disclosed that the President of the SLOC, Frank Joklik, was aware of the cash payments and gifts, but
they were never considered a bribe. The large Mormon community of Utah has been very embarrassed by the allegations that bribes were given and readily taken. There are currently four investigations going including the SLOC, investigations by the IOC, the United States Olympics Committee, and the Justice Department. BHSU Senior Kelli Hurst said, ”I think the 2002 Olympics should stay in Utah, if bribing has been going on, why not?” The IOC is now looking to Nagano, Japan (1998 Olympics) and into Australia
(2000 Olympics) to see if there was bribing during these bids, too. “One reaction is shock because they are going to let the games go on. They should strike it,” said Nick Wallerstein, professor of ethics at BHSU. “On an ethical level it does raise issues because whenever money enters into official business you’re no longer taking account the best interest of the constituents. It also raises questions about Nagano, Japan.” It was said by SLOC that the games will most likely still be held in Salt Lake City. However, it may depend on what the investigations find.
MARCH 2 5 1999 Trevor Bryan Staff Writer
LIFESTYLES BHSU TODAY NEWSPAPER
Spring break ‘99 did not start out the best for most Hills State Black University students as poor weather, lack of funds, and cancelled travel arrangements left the majority of students to suffer in Spearfish. Nevertheless, seven BHSU students got away from the cold, and trotted off to the warm spot of vacation Mexico. Black Hills Sophomore, Sidney Magnus, was one of those lucky enough to “sunny” South leave Dakota, but beating a severe snowstorm warning was the first step of the trip. “We left at four in the morning so we were able to get to Denver before the storm got bad,” said Magnus. The group then took a plane to Mazatlan, Mexico. Upon arriving, the seven checked into The Amigo Plaza Hotel across from the Pacific Ocean. “It was pretty cool,” said Magnus. “The beach was right across the street. The only thing bad about going to beach was people were always trying to sell you things like sunglasses and the kids would try and sell you gum.” The group did their share of shopping the Mexican market, purchasing items such as pinatas, marble statues, and traditional Mexican blankets. “I spent over $500 on gifts and other things,” stated Rachel Adrian. Although sunbathing was high on the agenda of things to do, the seven participated in many other activities.
FRONT: L-R, Breawna Schwartz, Rachel Adrian BACK: L-R, Josh Erion, Heather Higbee, Derrik Linn, Sydney Maguus and Shanna Monahan
sailing as well. Adrian said, “It was pretty cool, I really can’t explain it- it was very refreshing.” The gang also discovered a variety of different activities offering interesting forms of entertainment. “We went to a club called Toro Bravo where we saw this guy riding a mechanical bull naked,” said Magnus. Not about to miss the “MTV Nightlife,” the seven went to Senor Frogs, one of the clubs featured on MTV’s Spring Break ‘98. There they partied and danced the night away. “We started flashing people and some locals even gave us money,” said Magnus. Contrary to popular belief, the food in Mexico was edible, and the group tried-out their share. “The fish was so good and they had lots of variety,” said Magnus. “One place we went served the fish with the head and the tail.” All good things must come to an end though, and at week's close the seven headed home, but not without a few minor delays. A broken bus and flight delays kept them stranded for hours. “The Airport was only 15 minutes away (from the hotel),” said Magnus, “but it took three hours for them to fix it, and it was hot sitting on the bus.” Most students got plenty of rest and relaxation during spring break, but the seven claim they finally got to sleep when they returned to Spearfish. “I would definitely do it again,” said Adrian. “I had a wild, crazy time.”
“We went to a lot of different places,” said Magnus. “We went to Stone Island. We went boogey boarding and we went on a Banana Boat ride.” Several of the “magnificent seven” went para-
Students’ forum with Congressman John Thune- March 30 at 10 AM in the Student Union Multipurpose Room Sponsored by the BHSU CRs, Student Association and the Today newspaper
Faculty Debate with Dr. Charles Follette versus Dr. Ahrar AhmadApril 1, 1999 at 3 PM For more information, contact Max Wetz at 642-5636.
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Regents out of touch with South Dakota students M ax Wetz
R e c e n t l y, the South Dakota Board of Regents, the body that oversees the higher education system in South Dakota, proved how far out of touch with South Dakota students they really are. The Board, made up of eight business people and one student, increased tuition rates above the higher education price index or HEPI. HEPI is an average of higher education expenses throughout the region. This number, while it sounds legitimate, is actually just an abstract con-
cept that has no economic basis. “These people are taking advantage of you with this,” Governor William Janklow told a group of students at Students for Higher Education Days. In no other sector of our economy is the inflation rate different. The Consumer Price Index this year was 1.8 percent while the HEPI was 3.5 percent. This is quite a difference. The total cost for an education at Black Hills State University is increasing 5.9 percent. Total cost figures in tuition, required fees, room and board, etc. This is an increase of, on average, $343 per student per year. The most difficult part of the increase to swallow is the utter disdain the Regents have for the students. The Regents justified the increases by saying that an education is an investment in greater earning potential. They said that while it pains them to do it, the increases were necessary to make the higher educa-
tion system of the highest quality. They contend that we need to boost the quality of our professors by offering the best a higher wage. While I fully support efforts to improve the quality of South Dakota universities, it really isn’t going to matter if none of the students can afford to attend them. Obtaining an education is about bettering oneself. It is an investment in greater earning potential, but are we really willing to saddle ourselves with such incredible debt for it? The Regents make light of the increases, particularly of the fee increases. There was a proposal to make only the necessary increases and cut the rest of the fat. This was laughed at by some. Regent Jack Rentschler scoffed at the proposal because, he said, it was such a nominal amount that it won’t make a difference to the students. Believe it or not, every little bit adds up. I feel seriously offended that
they had the opportunity to do something positive for the students and they blew that chance off because it “would be insignificant.” While it was the Regents final decision to make the increases, the whole thing started right here on campus. Members of the administration are the ones that are counting the beans. They are the ones that make the budget which is added into the Regent’s budget. To make our voice heard on our disapproval of these increases, we need to let our administration know what we think. We need to impose self-control and make sure that our universities make the necessary cuts in the fat. I appreciate the fact that there is a group of nine people who are looking out for what they believe is in my best interest and I am glad that they are so enthusiastic in their approach, but I frankly don’t need any more increases in my education costs.
Editor astounded by the current lack of morality in Black Hills J ennie Morris Editor-In-Chief
I generally try to refrain from writing an editorial for the newspaper (as I do not like to stir up controversy), but a few things have happened lately that have triggered this article.To put it simply, I am appalled at the
recent episodes of ignorance and immorality occurring in the Black Hills Area. In the last year, two separate instances have occurred on main street Spearfish where the mascot of a store was beaten. Twice, the Bearly Used Bear has been attacked by passersby, had his headpiece turned around, and been pummeled over and over. Another event which angered me was the racism displayed by the “Booster Bench” at the Huron vs. BHSU game. Only a few days after Yellow Jacket fans were chastised on KOTA for their poor sportsmanship, the “older” crowd proved KOTA right by yelling bigoted remarks at a predominantly AfricanAmerican basketball team, and threatening their fans.
Finally, just last Saturday, I watched two teen-age boys follow an elderly man down main street Spearfish, throwing pennies at him. They thought it was funny while one of the pennies hit the old man in the head. Is this acceptable behavior in today’s society? Am I the only person bothered by these acts? If I am, then there is definitely something wrong. I would, however, like to congratulate people like Jessica Walker who battled numerous stereotypes such as G.I. Jane, femi-nazi, and butch lesbian to support her mother’s illness. Acts like these remind us that love, kindness, and empathy still exist (even in the Black Hills).
Letter to the Editor As executive director of the South Dakota Student Federation, I have worked closely both Ryan Maher and Max Wetz over the past year. Ryan and Max have demonstrated the skill and integrity it takes to be effective leaders. As members of the Student Senate and the Student Federation, Max and Ryan represented the students’ interest. It has been their philosophy that student government should identify and address those issues that are of concern to the students. The biggest barrier to higher education is cost. Max and Ryan took a principled stand against tuition and fee increases exceeding the rate of inflation. And, even in the face of enormous pressure from the administration and Board of Regents, they have the integrity not to budge from their position. Numerous other student leaders at South Dakota’s universities were not as willing to stand up for the students they were elected to represent. Max has served as the assistant executive director of the Student Federation this past year. Every task he started was completed in a timely and professional manner. And, he has demonstrated the hard work it takes to balance extra curricular activities and academics, something he has done very well throughout his degree coursework. I encourage you to vote for Maher and Wetz.
Sincerely, Lance Russell Executive Director, South Dakota Student Federation 1998-99 Student Body President, Black Hills State University Senate 1990-91
Opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect the views of Black Hills State University or the Today newspaper.
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BHSU TODAY NEWSPAPER
Who should have won Best Picture at the Oscars? “Ben-Hur because Charleton Heston is the man.” -Senior History
Brant Bell “Something About Mary. I’ve never laughed so much before.” -Chemistry
“Shakespeare in Love. It’s a wonderful, passionate play that is breathtaking.” -Freshman Mass.Comm Trav./Tour.
“Saving Private Ryan. It was just a good show.” -Senior Bus. Admin.
Myron Banta “The Waterboy, because you just can’t beat the Fonz!” -Senior Bus. Admin.
Making a difference: Arrive Back Alive ‘99
Amanda Rothbarth Staff Writer
Imagine what is it like to attempt to walk a straight line with a blood alcohol content of .27 percent. This is what many students at Black Hills State University experienced with fatal vision goggles at Arrive Back Alive on March 2 and 3. BHSU’s Substance Use class and volunteers from the Wellness class put on Arrive Back Alive to encourage students to make responsible choices during spring break. Events took place at the Young Center and the Student Union. “There are a lot of alcohol related accidents in South Dakota, so we wanted to get out there and tell students what’s going on,” said Cory Kochiyana, a student in the Substance Abuse class. Activities included an obstacle course in which students wore fatal vision goggles and attempted to walk a straight line, catch and bounce a ball and pick up keys. Students were also encouraged to sign a spring break pledge to not drink and drive or let others drink and drive. Students signing the pledge were eligible to win a sailboard. Arrive Back Alive program also included the display of a quilt made by a BHSU health class in remembrance of
the 59 South Dakotans who lost their lives as a result of drinking and driving in 1997. BHSU students hand-painted the names and ages of the victims on quilt blocks. An area quilting bee sewed the blocks together, and Paulie Young, owner of Dakota Quilt Co., completed the finishing touches. BHSU students raised $1,200 to pay for materials and labor. “By displaying the quilt, people will remember what alcohol can do,” said Amy Edwards, a volunteer from the Wellness class. The quilt has a red border symbolizing tragedy and suffering, black fabric symbolizing the stark reality of death, and white fabric representing the individuality of the victims. The purpose of the quilt was to draw attention to the concept that real names and faces are associated with statistics regarding drinking and driving. “Our purpose in volunteering for Arrive Back Alive is to not have BHSU students become another person on the quilt,” said Jennifer Grabber, a volunteer from the Wellness class. Campuses throughout the state also participated in Arrive Back Alive 1999.
photo by Mark Norby
The Specter of Death gazes over a quilt painted with the names of South Dakotans who lost their lives as a result of drinking and driving in 1997. The quilt was part of a Substance Abuse Class project and Arrive Back Alive ’99.
Semi-formal dance planned for April Frannie Wagner Buzz Editor
Saturday, April 17 will be “A Night to Remember” in Spearfish as a semi-formal dance will be held at the Spearfish Park Pavilion that night. Juniors, Seniors, faculty, staff, and their guests are all invited to the event to celebrate the near end of school and take a break before the ever-stressful final’s week. The dance will start at 7p.m. and last until 12:30a.m. Music will be provided by Hi-Fi Productions, a local mobile DJ service that has been seen many places around the Black Hills including the Backporch in
Spearfish. Beer will be provided, but feel free to bring your own refreshments. Two Black Hills State University students, Jenn Pope and Terresah Hall have done all the planning for the big night. “School dances never turned out for us, so we decided to have one of our own,” said Pope. “I never realized how much work was involved in putting on something like this, and I hope everyone enjoys themselves,” said Hall. “There’s no need to rent a tux,” said Pope. The dance is just semi-formal. It’s a great time to put on the prom dress that you might not ever get into again. But be sure to get your tickets soon. Pope said, “there are
only 200 tickets available and they’re going fast.” The Valley Cafe will run a special immediately following the dance. They will have the breakfast buffet open for $4.99 including coffee. Security will be provided by the Spearfish Police Department. So if you are drinking, make sure you have a ride and are 21. Ticket prices are $20 per couple or $12.50 per single. An extra $10 will get you two 5x7” pictures taken by an award winning photographer. To get tickets, call or stop by the KBHU office Thursdays from 3-5pm or the Today Newspaper office Monday and Wednesday from 1-3p.m., or call 642-9087 or 642-9124.
MIND & BODY
BHSU TODAY NEWSPAPER
Multiple Personality Disorder
Dawn Taggart Staff Writer
Multiple Personality Disorder is a rare condition that usually develops before the age of five, and is caused by serve trauma(s). The disorder, which was also known as split personality disorder by some has recently been renamed Dissociative Identity Disorder. Dr. James Hess, a psychology professor at Black Hills State University says that people with this disorder have suffered emotional, sexual, and physical abuse. “Children around the age of five are trying to form their personalities and when such abuse occurs, their personalities split off; one personality deals with anger, another with fear and so on,” said Hess. “ There can be dozens of personalities, each dealing with different aspects of the one body’s life.” Ray Aldridge-Morris, in his book Multiple Personality, An Exercise in Deception, writes that “in a study of eight multiple personality patients, Stern (1984) found that all were the victims of child abuse. All had been physically abused, amounting to torture in five cases. Six had been sexually abused, five by family members. Saltman and Soloman (1982) also present a series of patients exhibiting multiple personalities where all six had suffered violent incest in family settings characterized by unstable and impoverished interpersonal relationships and family role confusion.” In another example titled Multiple Personality, Allied Disorders, and Hypnosis Eugene L. Bliss, M.D. writes this about a young woman under his care, “Several personalities have been structured to be intellectual specialists. These personalities had considerable utility since they could think without experiencing emotions.” “ When the patient was emotionally disabled
MARCH 2 5 1999
Ask the Dr.
R a pi d C i t y Re g i o n al H o s pi t a l
What is Question: hypothermia? Does every case need to be treated?
photo and illustration by Alan Carroll
- unable to think because of panic, depression, or rage - these personalities could assume control and think quietly and rationally.” Often, the patient is unaware, or amnesic of these other personalities, but according to Dr. Hess other people are aware, or can be aware of the switch to another personality. Hess stated they “see radical mood swings, and the handwriting is different.” Dr. Hess went on to say that many times people who suffer Dissociative Identity Disorder are also suffering from other disorders such as bipolar depression or anxiety disorders. He said that the disorder is rare, and himself has only seen one case in over 20 years of practice.
Hypothermia is a core body temperature less than 95 . F All hypothermia needs treatThose are the ment. Emergency Room answers. In the field, most of us don’t carry low-reading rectal thermometers; fewer are willing to use one on a still conscious companion. How do you recognize hypothermia in the field? Here is an illustration. In June of 1990, I arrived at the summit of Mt. Shuksan at dusk carrying nothing but a rope, a jacket, and a backpack. I lay down on the rope and fell asleep, only to waken 1/2 hour later, shiver for 10 minutes, then fell back to sleep, a process which repeated itself all night. At first light, I jumped up, tied my boots and stumbled down the mountain. The year before, I spent a similarly unplanned night on a ledge in the uncontrollably most of the night. In the morning, it took me 20 minutes and 3 false starts to tie a knot in the rope. My tongue felt thick; I couldn’t even curse properly. In the first case, I was probably not hypothermic. My shivering was controllable and
Dr. Keith Noback intermittent. I was functional. In the second case, I was hypothermic. I was shivering uncontrollably, I was clumsy, disoriented and my speech was slurred. If my environment had remained cold, I would have needed treatment. Treatment should start as soon as signs and symptoms occur. Place the patient in a dry sleeping bag or blanket and provide high-sugar, room temperature fluids. People who have had the signs and symptoms of hypothermia for more than a couple of hours, are “out of it” cold or have consumed any drugs or alcohol and become hypothermic need to go to the Emergency Room or similar
MARCH 2 5 1999
BHSU TODAY NEWSPAPER
BH student loves “a long epic ride”
Alisha Swanson Staff Writer
Judy Larson Learning where to find "neededright-now" information on campus can lessen springtime frustrations. Here are some thoughts that hopefully can help you in deciding on a major, a career or job strategies. Demand for Teachers The U.S. Department of Education predicts that more than a million new teachers will be needed over the next 10 years to keep pace with rising enrollments and to replace the large number of teachers retiring. (Spotlight 21-six). The expected shortfall is 50,000 teachers each year for the anticipated 200,000 openings each year. Incentives planned are competitive salaries, loan forgiveness programs, quicker certification avenues, and reduction in class sizes. Foremost, the priority is to maintain high standards for the profession. Get Your Machine Ready Preparing to be hired for a new job, whether it be full time or seasonal, means care in projecting your image. The message an employer receives when calling you is critical in creating that positive image. A friendly and thoughtfully worded message sends a positive impression. Offensive words, loud background music and a loose promise to return calls can result in being over-looked in the hiring process. Recruiters Coming Check Career Service Bulletin Boards in east Jonas and north foyer of Student Union for notices of visiting recruiters. Visits with an employer requires simple preparation as some research on the company, an up-to-date resume, interview attire, and questions to ask of the interviewer. Appointments for interviews are made with the Career Services Office, SU 124. Seniors: Are You Registered? Taking just a few minutes to register with Career Services may result in a job referral call or notification of an employer coming to campus. Registered students are first priority when making job referrals. Registration is free and effective up to six months after graduation if employment has not been secured. Do You Know… Picking up career materials from the information pocket (next to Market Place) can assist with the career decisioning. Networking with individuals already in your chosen field are excellent resources for career directions, trends and future job possibilities. How one addresses illegal questions in the interview is pertinent. Some employers now use these questions to catch an interviewee's immediate reaction. A copy of such questions is available. Telephone interviewing is becoming a popular way to screen candidates. A handout is available on this topic. Career Services located in the Student Union 124, Phone 642-6277.
Imagine traveling through rough terrain, atop a narrow path that takes you across breathtaking country. With the wind rushing across your face, and the sweat dripping off you brow, there is no place you would rather be. For Black Hills State University junior, Brant Miller, the scenario is more than simple imagination. Miller, seated high on his fiery orange Kona, travels the local mountain bike trails nearly every opportunity he gets. Most people recognize Miller best in his Black Hills State basketball jersey, but many do not know that he excels on a bike as well as clinching a basket. Mountain biking is a sport that grabbed Miller’s attention five years ago when he and a high school buddy decided to test out a trail near Higgin’s Gulch located west of Spearfish.
Since his first ride, Miller has steadily increased his riding ability, and this past summer competed in a few local competitions. Miller’s bike of choice is a Kona Fire Mountain. Since he first purchased his black and fiery orange racer he has made several upgrades including v-brakes, a Manitou fork, clipless pedals, new seatpost and saddle, handlebars, and derailers. When it comes to bike maintenance Miller gets high marks from friends and fellow riders. “Brant is more articulate about his bike than pretty much anything else he owns,” commented friend Matt Desarro. Todd Andrews, Butch Knight, and BH student Perry Jewett are the area racers, which Miller regards as local role models. In fact, it was these competitors that inspired Miller to enter the racing scene this summer. Miller competed well in both the Mt. Roosevelt and Victoria Lake races,
gaining second and fifth place medals respectively in the Sport Senior Class Division. He plans to continue racing this summer, starting with the Alkali Creek Race held annually each May near Sturgis. Although competing is a definite bonus for Miller, he says that his favorite part about riding is “the feeling of the finish after a long epic ride.” For Miller the best part of each ride is the climb uphill where he obviously excels. “He, (Miller) is probably one of the greatest climbers I have ever ridden with or seen,” said roommate Mead Dominick. Miller recommends riding for anyone and everyone that is willing to give it a try. “Everyone should give it a try. Just go out and do it! The more you do it, the more you’ll love it!” said Miller. For those willing to stick it out, it’s well worth it,” said Miller, “The people you meet and places you see when riding can’t be beat.”
University graduate named Miss Rapid City 1999 Mande Robinson Staff Writer
Lisa Albers, a 1998 Black Hills State University graduate, was named Miss Rapid City 1999 on Feb. 21, during the Miss Rapid City Scholarship Pageant at Rushmore Mall. The pageant was separated into four categories of judging; interview, talent, swimsuit and evening gown competitions. Albers won the talent and swimsuit portions of the pageant. Lisa said that the talent competition was her favorite part. Albers sang, “One Moment in Time.” Albers said, “I got involved in the pageant because of the scholarship money.” She received a $1500 scholarship as Miss Rapid City. Albers platform for the pageant was “Pride USA.” It stands for patriotism, respect, integrity, devotion, and enthusiasm. “I feel that these are the five quality things that we as citizens
should feel to make us good citizens,” said Albers. Lisa will go on to compete in the Miss South Dakota pageant in June. She has been involved in the Miss S.D./R.C. system for two years. This will be her second time going to the Miss South Dakota pageant. Last year she went as Miss State Fair. Lisa graduated from BH in the spring with a double major in Mass Communications and Vocal Music Performance. She is currently going to graduate school through the University of South Dakota’s West River Extension program at South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. She is going to receive her masters degree in Administrative Studies/Human Resources. Albers said, “If you are really determined, the benefits are great, it is a great stage in which to perform a talent, you have the opportunity to make a lot of friends. Through the interview and meeting people it is good preparation for life skills.”
BHSU TODAY NEWSPAPER
MARCH 2 5 1999
In the Sportlight
photo by Jeff Easton
BH point guard Josh McNames. Janet Dienn Staff Writer photo contributed by Mike Besso, Lawrence County Centennial
Members of the BHSU Girl’s Track Team pose for a shot following their SDIC Championship win. Top from left: Mary Kate Guilfoyle, Heather Mundt, Monica Headlee, Jamie Hepper, and Rachel Travis. Bottom from left: Charlene Charger, Lisa reynolds, and Natashia cushman. Not pictured: Blakelee Binning and Renee Quaschnick.
Tracksters plan successful season Justin Wickersham Staff Writer
Hard working, over achieving, and the willingness to be good athletes is how this year’s Black Hills State track team can be described as the prepare for another season. Coming off a successful track season last year, the Jackets have many returning members who should provide plenty of leadership for the newcomers. Even with all the new faces, first year coach Scott Walkinshaw is optimistic about this year’s squad. The big key for us is good, solid training,” said Walkinshaw. “Our athletes are consistent and work hard, which makes me believe we'll have a very successful season.” The Lady Jackets won the SDIC title last year and are looking to repeat. Leading the way is senior standout sprinter Heather Mundt, and junior Mary Kate Guilfoyle, who placed 13th at the NAIA Indoor Nationals. Others include Micki Odell and Melinda Oster in field events, All-American Lisa Reynolds and Monica Headlee in
distance events, and sprinters Natashia Cushman and Renee Quaschnick. New faces on the team include Blakelee Binning, Charlene Charger, Jamie Hepper, Kristi Kirschman, and Rachel Travis. These freshmen fared well during the indoor season and will be looked upon to contribute in the outdoor season. The BH men’s track team will be without long jumper and hurdler Will Nelson. Nelson plans to take a position as assistant track coach at a local high school. This leaves a few spots for Walkinshaw to fill. The men’s team does have plenty of returning members. Burke Binning will lead the way in hurdles and middle distance events, along with Brent Herboldt in the triple jump, and distance runners Brian Oliver and Stephen Hayes. Walkinshaw also said that Leif Nordenstan, Chad Brooks, Dan Loftus, and Coy McLaughlin should provide the team with fine performances in the outdoor season. New to this year’s squad include Nick Collins, Kirk McLaughlin, Eric Robinson, Keith
Sadowsky, Steve Shahan, and Jeff Williamson. The man to beat in the pole vault and javelin will be senior Darrin Kellum, while Rowdy Anderson will dominate the 400 meter dash. Relays, distance, and middle distance events are strong areas for BH. However, Walkinshaw places a strong emphasis on all areas of the track team. “We want to have a total tack team here at Black Hills State,” states Walkinshaw. “We want to be as good in the field as we are on the track.” Overall, Walkinshaw feels both the women and men have a good chance at winning the conference titles. “The Sioux Falls men’s track team will be strong because they have the numbers. Sioux Falls, Dordt, and Dakota State will be favorites in the women’s,” said Walkinshaw. “But I feel our teams are just as strong.” The Jackets open the outdoor track season on March 27th here in Spearfish. The Conference Championships will be held on May 8 at Dakota State University in Madison.
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Josh McNames stood out in a long line of Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket heroes at the NAIA Division II National Mens Basketball Championships beginning Thursday, Mar. 11 in Nampa, Idaho. Finishing the tournament with a 26-7 mark, a school record, senior point guard McNames contributed greatly to the cause. That would be one reason why Dave Little, athletic director at BHSU, named Josh athlete of the week. A knee injury suffered in the conference tournament less than two weeks ago did not stop McNames from playing 34 minutes, more than any other Jacket, in Thursdays game against Holy Family, and 40 minutes in Fridays game against EmbryRiddle. “This weekend was a real tribute to Josh's courage and character” said BH Head Coach Mike Olson. “He was able to not only play with a torn ACL, but played well. He has had a tremendous career.” “My knee was sore,” commented McNames. “But all in all it went pretty well. I got to play a lot more than I expected, so that was good.” Taking advantage of every situation, like this past weekend for example, Josh listed in his advice for younger athletes. “You never know when you can go down with something, be it injury or your season cut short.” When asked what his most memorable experience during his college career was, Josh added going to three national tournaments and having four 21 seasons was something he was proud of. Coach Olson was especially proud of this year's team. “This has been a special year. These types of seasons don't come along very often. I feel fortunate to have the type of chemistry and unity we had.” Josh added, “I'm happy with this being my last season. You've got to be done sometime and we had a great team this year...a great bunch of guys to play with. If you're ever going to go out, this is the team I'd go out with.” Josh will be going out with another team this summer when he gets married, and will graduate in December with an accounting degree he says, “Hopefully, as long as I can pass my classes.”
SPORTS BLACK HILLS STATE UNIVERSITY
Men hit Elite 8 at Nationals Yellow Jackets Fennema and McNames named to SDIC first team All-Conference
Justin Varland Sports Editor
The Black Hills State Yellow Jackets men’s basketball team ended their most successful season in school history on March 14th when two-time defending national champions Bethel, Indiana, edged out the Jackets 89-72. “It’s hard to beat a team as good as Bethel with Fennema on the bench in foul trouble,” said Black Hills State University head coach Mike Olsen. “You do have to give Bethel credit, They’re the best defensive team we’ve played all year.” Only fifteen minutes into the game, Fennema was joined on the bench by starting center Brad Massman, who had four fouls. The Jackets lost to Bethel his was a speafter defeating both Embrycial team that gave Riddle, FL, 78-72, and Holy their all to Black Hills Family, PA, 100-76 State and their fans. In their opening contest, Back Hills dismantled the Teams like this don’t Tigers of Holy Family due come around every largely to huge offensive conyear.” tributions. Brian Fennema --Mike Olson topped the list with 25, followed closely by Trent Traphagan and Brant Miller with 17 points a piece. Travis Traphagan scored 13, and Nathan Vogel dumped in a career high 12, while Mike Smith had 9 points. Because of the death of his father, questions were raised as to whether Olson would be present for the game. But with less than 45 minutes until tip off, confidence exploded as the BH head coach strolled into the arena. “With Coach (Olsen) gone,” said BH Assistant Coach Mark Swayze, “the guys stayed focused (and) well prepared, and that says a lot for our team.” The second BH hurdle came when they played against Embry-Riddle FL. Though E-R was more prepared than the Tigers were from the night before, BH downed them as they’ve downed so many teams this year, 78-72. “It was a really gutty performance,” said Olson “down 13 with 10 minutes remaining they were out-playing us and I didn’t think we had the answer.” Senior Josh McNames proved once again why he deserves All-American status throwing in numerous big shots that ended runs by Embry-Riddle. “McNames has got to be an All-American. Everybody in Idaho knows it.” Said Olson. “He controls the whole game. He hits the three to ice the game and hits two free-throws.” Of the 179 NAIA men’s basketball teams, the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets were the 174th team to end their
photo by Jeff Easton
BHSU senior Brian Fennema shoots for two under pressure from the Tiger defenders while teammate Travis Traphagen looks on. BH went on to beat the Holy Family Tigers 100-76, only to lose to Bethel 89-72. BH ended up finishing 5th at the NAIA Nationals. season. Going into their Elite 8 match-up against the Bethel Pilots, the Jackets had already achieved their most successful season in school history. Black Hills States loss to the Bethel Pilots ends the career of seniors Josh McNames, Trent and Travis Traphagan, Brian Fennema, and Brad Massman. Josh McNames ended the season with two major awards. He was named to the second team
All-American squad, and also received first team All-Conference recognition. Brian Fennema also was honored with two awards. He received honorable mention for the All-American team and he, like McNames, was named to the All-Conference team. “This was a special team that gave their all to Black Hills State and their fans,” said Olson. “Teams like this do not come around every year. I will miss them.”
Black Hills State University men’s and women’s track & field teams are going for SDIC Conference wins in May. Make sure to cheer them on in upcoming meets!