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September 16, 1999

Regents, faculty deal links pay with performance Three-year contract to determine salary increases on performance, market, priority mix Max Wetz Editor-in-Chief

The South Dakota Board of Regents and the state’s higher education faculty union came to an agreement on faculty pay after months of deadlock on the issue. The Regents and the Council on Higher Education (COHE) agreed to a three-year contract in July. According to Board of Regents Executive Director Dr. Robert T. “Tad” Perry, there will be no across the board pay raises. Rather increases in salary will be determined by student, colleague, and

department leader evaluations; institutional priorities; and market conditions. The ratification of the deal by COHE, which negotiates on behalf of professors in state supported institutions, came only after leaders of the union refused to accept a merit-based salary structure. “The Regents moved considerably in their position,” Dr. Kathleen Parrow, President of the state COHE organization, said. “This was the first time that the Regents negotiated.” Perry said that the deal that was passed “reflected the position the

Regents held all along.” “When COHE’s negotiators came to the table, they understood the background of the legislation that was passed and they went to work and made adjustments,” said Perry. “Because of their efforts, we found a happy medium.” The idea to have a performance based system was begun in 1997 in an attempt to move South Dakota professors closer to the regional average. The State Legislature passed legislation to allow the Regents to pay faculty members on a performance basis. The Regents then approved and assessed a fee to be used

Senate mulls drinking on campus Kim Schubert Staff Writer

Drinking on the Black Hills State University campus could become legal if the Student Senate has their way. The Senate, which acts as the governing body on campus, is pushing for students who are 21 years of age or older could possess and consumes alcohol on school grounds in designated areas. The proposal came to light during the Student Senate election campaign last spring and is still in the early stages of development. The proposal needs to pass in the senate then be introduced to the Federation and pass there. The final steps involve a presentation to the Board of Regents, then on to State Legislature. A student petition will be needed for the idea to be incorporated into BHSU’s policies. Student Association President Dave Steele states, “The current policy hampers a 21-year-

specifically for this purpose. The students at the six state institutions have been paying a “salary competitiveness fee” during that time, but the professors were not receiving the money because of a lawsuit and negotiations between the Regents and COHE. “COHE was not against a meritbased pay system,” said Parrow. “We objected to having all of it based on merit.” According to Parrow, COHE was able to work with the Regents to include

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Tonic on tap in Deadwood

olds right to drink. There would also be safer driving; rather than driving drunk from the B&B to home, students could just stay at home and drink.” Students and faculty have differing opinions on the subject. A few students like the idea of being able to consume alcohol in the resident halls, and feel they would live on campus longer if the policy was in effect. Sophomore Meredith Hoff said, “I would support the Student Associations choice to legalize drinking on campus “ The idea of alcohol in the resident halls does not entice all students into staying on campus any longer. Luke Ronnenberg states, “ He would not live on campus any longer just because of alcohol.” Director of Student Housing Mike Isaacson said, “I don’t think [a wet campus]

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Campus wiring project underway Erin Nelsen Staff Writer

With the fall semester just getting underway there will be a flock of new faces walking around campus and its not just the new freshman. Due to the Governor’s Wiring the Schools Program, members of the South Dakota Department of Corrections will be on campus for approximately the next six to eight weeks rewiring and updating the internet connections in some of the buildings around campus. A long with rewiring the buildings on the main campus the inmates have also provided the campus apartments with the opportunity to be connected to the campus network. Whether you see them measuring the side walk outside of Woodburn or laying wires in Cook Hall they are here for one main purpose says Art Jones, director of facility services, to help “promote technology by providing the infrastructure necessary for use of that technology.” With the prison inmates working so close to

the student population you would think that safety would be major issue. Jones said, “ the inmates are closely screened before they are admitted to the program”, and that the crimes that they committed were “of a non-violent nature.” Judith Haislett, Vice-president of Student Life, said that the prison inmates are “very well guarded” and that “the prisoners involved in this program are usually convicted of things like substance abuse problems.” They are on a 24-hour security watch, so the inmates are always in constant supervision. The Student Life office made a pamphlet pertaining to the do’s and don’ts when it comes to the inmates. Students are reminded to be courteous toward the inmates, but be cautious in their dealings with them. The inmates will be working mostly in the evenings and the Student Life office would like to stress that the inmates will NOT be working in the resident halls. All the wiring of apartments and resident halls were done before the fall semester started.

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Tonic closed out Friday’s performance at the 9th Annual Deadwood Jam “MTV style.” See more photos on A&E page 8.

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Legislative internships available Any BHSU student interested in an internship with the South Dakota Legislature during the 2000 legislative session this coming spring semester should contact Dr. Tom Hills before Oct. 8. Twenty-two students from South Dakota colleges and universities will be selected for this program. All students, regardless of major, are welcome to apply. This internship runs the length of the legislative session, Jan. 10 through early March, a total of 7 weeks. Interns will receive $60 per day, a total of $2,100 for the session. This is not taxable income, since it is considered living expense, not salary. In addition, BHSU students may earn seven semester hours of credit in social science. Credit in other academic areas such as mass communication and business may be arranged with permission of the appropriate college dean and/or division chair. For further information and application forms, contact Dr. Hills in Jonas 131 before Oct. 8. This internship program is an opportunity for you to learn more about government, politics, and lawmaking. It is also an excellent opportunity to make contacts for future employment opportunities. According to numerous previous participants, their legislative internship was the most valuable and enjoyable learning experience they had in college.

’99 BHSU Fall Film Festival continues The BHSU English Club proudly presents the second film of the Fall Film Festival sponsored by the English club and the University Programming Team. Blue, part one of Polish director Krysztof Kieslowski’s acclaimed trilogy, Three Colors, will show Thursday, Sept. 23 at 7:00 p.m. in Jonas 305. Admission is free. For more information, contact Dr. Vincent King at 642-6502.

T’ai Chi Chih in the park

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Students of T’ai Chi Chih are invited to gather at Spearfish City Park Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m. to enjoy a group practice. T’ai Chi Chih in the Park will meet each Saturday (weather permitting) beginning Sept. 11 near the creek. The public is welcome to come watch this gentle exercise form. This is not a class. For more information, contact T’ai Chi Chih of the Hills at 642-0677.

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Black Hills Community Theatre will sponsor Graham Thatcher, in a solo performance, Impeach Justice Douglas!, Sept. 16-18 at 7:30 p.m. and Sept. 19 at 2 p.m. at the Dahl Arts Center Theatre in Rapid City. Tickets for general seating are on sale at the Dahl Arts Center (no phone reservations please). Ticket prices are $12 for adults and $7 for students. BHCT subscribers will receive a $3 discount with proof of purchase of a 1999-2000 season ticket. As an added bonus there will be an Opening Night Reception following the performance on Thursday night. On Friday night, a panel presentation and audience discussion will follow the show titled “The Wilderness Mind: Can We Balance Environmental Concerns and Growth Needs?” On Sunday, a panel presentation and audience discussion will conclude the afternoon titled “Free Speech for Me But Not for Thee: Do We Still Believe in the Bill of Rights?” All of these events are at no additional cost.

Relay for Life fundraiser to be held Sept. 17 on BH campus The 2nd Annual Relay for Life fundraiser for the American Cancer Society will be held Sept. 17, 1999 at 6 p.m. and continue to noon Sept. 18 at the Lyle Hare Stadium on the Black Hills State University campus in Spearfish. Relay for Life involves relay teams who take turns walking, running or strolling around the track. Teams are made up of 10 to 12 participants and each person is encouraged to raise $100. Last year, more than $47,000 was raised by 33 teams. Relay for Life begins with opening ceremonies and a survivor’s lap, the first lap of the event, for cancer survivors. A luminary ceremony will also be featured on the first day. Luminarias can be purchased for $5 in honor of family or friends who have battled cancer. These bags can be decorated with personalized messages, and will be placed around the track to help light the relay path. Luminarias can be purchased at Black Hills Travel, Century 21 in Spearfish and The Rare Find in Belle Fourche. Entertainment at this year’s event will include music, magic and dancing. There will be a spaghetti dinner Friday night and a breakfast Saturday. The meals are free to team participants, but the public is invited to the dinner. Tickets are $4 for adults and $2 for children. All proceeds from the event will benefit the American Cancer Society’s patient services and early detection programs and research. Donations may be sent to the event co-chair, LaVerne Cook at 401 Aspen Dr., Spearfish, SD 57783.

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Beauty, security of campus in good hands Amanda Olson Staff Writer

Jeff Jennings, Ground Service Manager, and Myron J Sullivan II, Environmental Health, Safety and Traffic Control, are two of the many working at the facilities services to improve Black Hills State University. Jennings has held the position of the Grounds Service Manager for about a year and Sullivan started the position of the Environmental Health, Safety and Traffic Control in March 1999. Both men filled positions that already existed but gained more duties to perform. The Grounds Service Manager is not a new position but does include more duties now. Upgrading and maintaining the campus grounds are Jennings’ main duties. Jennings, with the help of others, must maintain the football field, trees around campus, snow removal, and start new landscaping projects. Jennings’ headed several new and major improvement projects over the summer. The summer crew helped improve the hillside adjacent the tennis courts. New landscape around the Student Union, fixing fallen apart curbs, and trim-

ming back excess vegetation are also projects they are working on. Jennings said, “The work study crew that helped this summer was awesome.” The Director of the Facilities Service, Art Jones explained the need for such improvements. “It is like buying a new car and never changing the oil,” said Jones. “Once the new grounds projects are done they must always be maintained.” Dr. Judith Haislett, Vice President of Resident Life, agrees with Jones. “We are a large and residential campus,” said Haislett “and we need the landscaper to maintain safety and protect the investment already made in the appearance of the campus. The campus grounds is what people see right away coming on campus.” Sullivan’s job duties involves campus health, safety and parking. More in-depth details with the safety includes checking fire extinguishers and fire alarm systems in all buildings to make sure they are up to code in operating condition. Recently all First Aid kits were updated in Resident Halls to provide more and better First Aid on campus. Dealing with the health part of his job, Sullivan watches for things that

could injure staff and students. Once recognition and identification of an environmental problem, he works with staff to solve it. Sullivan said, “The staff and students have been very easy to work with and cooperative.” Traffic Control takes a great deal of his time. The basic duties under this heading are to evaluate parking areas for ways to improve parking, handling permit sales, and enforcement of parking regulations. All parking rules were given out with the purchase of a parking permit and asked to be followed. Fines for parking in a handicap spot have recently been raised from $50 to $100 by the Safety and Facilities Committee to follow State fines. A close watch is on the fire lanes with people parking in them for too long which endangers people in the building. Sullivan said, “We have been very lenient on time allotted for parking in the fire lanes.” Sullivan advises people to lock up vehicles and dorm rooms. Also not to leave valuables or cash laying around in view in the dorms or vehicles. It is a good idea to mark stereos with serial number and remember it to report if stolen to make

finding it easier. Theft is not a big issue here at BH, but it is important to report ne right away. “The key to safety on campus,” said Sullivan “is faculty and students keeping their eyes open for safety and security problems or ways to improve helps him do his job.” Sullivan does invite people to come in with a good attitude to talk about a problem with safety, security, and parking. He is open to suggestions. Both positions have to do with public safety. The need for the day security and landscape engineer is necessary to keep BH a hazard-free campus. “As enrollment increases and the community grows,” explains Haislett “we will continue to increase and upgrade safety.” A student assessment has indicated that safety is a high priority and has been handled well so far. “We don’t want to stop there though,” said Haislett “we must always upgrade and improve. Students should have something decent to live on that is trimmed, clean, and safe. We have a Sullivan and Jennings, very knowledgeable in their fields, to help BH a safe place.”

BH students receive Army ROTC scholarships Rachel Adams Photo Editor

The United States Army sees something special in the students at Black Hills State University. All six types of scholarships that the Army can award were received at BH. During a small ceremony on Sept. 2, six Reserve Officers Training Core students received the following awards: Michael W. Gibson, (FR) 4-year Green to Gold active duty scholarship; Wade R. Cunningham, (JR) 2-year active duty scholarship; Tacy L. Lundin, (JR) 2-year Basic Camp, active duty scholarship; Noah L. Franklin, (JR) 2-year Guaranteed Reserve Forces Duty; Brian L. Oliver, (JR) 2nd year of a 3-year active duty scholar-

ship; and Thomas Paulsen, (SR) last year of a 2-year Dedicated Reserve Forces Duty scholarship. Lundin and Oliver have had no prior military experience. Each scholarship will pay up to $16,000 per year including all fees and tuition, $150 pocket money per month, and $250 per semester for books. Two and Three year ROTC scholarship boards are held in February each year for the following year. Students who have not had any prior military experience and those who have receive an equal chance of being awarded a scholarship. If anyone has any questions regarding ROTC or military scholarships, please contact LTC. Murrell in the ROTC department in Cook room 103 or call (605) 642-6122.

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BH ROTC students receive all the scholarships the Army has to offer.

Rising junior exam results in Initial response seems favorable Jennifer Parsons Staff Writer

The results are in. We are learning. Last Spring, sophomores enrolled at Black Hills State University, as well as those at all other major South Dakota colleges, took a Regent-mandated proficiency examination. The exam, which tested students from South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, South Dakota State University, the University of South Dakota, Northern State University, Dakota State University and BH, tested the students in the areas of reading, writing, math and science. In order to continue their education at a South Dakota school the students were required to pass every area of the exam. Ninety-six point three percent of the students passed, with only 16 failing for a second time and thus being required to continue their education at a university outside of the regental system. The South Dakota State Board of Regents instituted this exam three years ago in response to what Dr. Lyle Cook, vice-president of Academic Affairs, calls “a nation-wide move for assessment.” “People all over the US. are looking for ways to validate spending thousands of dollars on education. This test is one way for people to see that they really are learning,” said Cook. Cook says that this exam helps people in South Dakota to realize that they are getting just as valid an education as those people who are going to Harvard and Yale - especially when

the results are as good as they are this year. The South Dakota students that tested last spring scored well above the national average in all areas. As usual, South Dakota students received their highest marks in the areas of math and science. Harvey C. Jewett, IV, the president of the Board of Regents said “The results of the proficiency exam have once again shown us that students in South Dakota are receiving a superior education.” Cook agrees with Jewett saying, “Since we are at the absolute bottom, nationally, in terms of funding, we should celebrate this student accomplishment.” But not everyone is celebrating. Many students don’t like the idea of being required to take the test which is better known to most of us as the Rising Junior Exam. They just don’t understand the reasoning behind it. Derrick Buchholz, a BHSU sophomore, believes - as most students do - that “our opportunity to be in college and take the classes that we want to should be based on the grades that we receive in our classes, not on a single test.” Of those students who have taken the test most say, that there was a lot of hype about how hard the test was going to be, but that, in reality, it was just really long. One senior said that “it was far easier than the ACT.” The comment heard the most regarding the exam is that it is just simply “a big waste of time.”

ACT scores up among high school graduates April Lutheran Staff Writer

Over the past three years ACT scores for college-bound students have increased slightly. The average ACT scores for Black Hills State students have kept consistent. In 1996, South Dakota students averaged a cumulative score of 20.2; in 1997, 20.7, and 1998, 20.31. The South Dakota Board of Regents has said that students who finish the required high school college prepatory curriculum have an average score of 22. Those that did not complete the prep curriculum received an average score of 19.4. South Dakota prep curriculum includes: four years of English, three years of advanced math (algebra or higher), three years of social science, and three years of laboratory science. The curriculum also includes 1/2 year of fine arts and demonstrated computer skills. By completing the prep curriculum requirements, students are better prepared for study at the

collegiate level. “Basic knowledge is what you need,” said Jodi Boese, freshman. “You can not really prepare for the test. You prepare throughout your high school years.” Admissions offices at most colleges and universities look at cumulative GPA, activities you are involved in during high school, and cumulative ACT scores. If ACT levels are low, it is an indicator of what what areas you will need help in, and special classes you should take to help you in college. The average score of BH students is comparable to that of other colleges throughout the state. Dr. Lyle Cook, Vice President for Academic Affairs, stated, “Our students are right in the middle of the pack; doing as well as the School Of Mines students.” Although ACT scores do not determine aptitude, they give you a good idea on where your interests lie, what skills and aptitudes you may have, and where your future may lead.


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The net may not be your best bet Buying books on the internet not always that great a deal Sydney Magnus Staff Writer

If you have ever pondered the idea of purchasing your textbooks on the internet, think twice before you pay the price. You may be tempted by the thought of saving a few dollars when you first check the leading online textbook dealers such as bigwords.com, varsity.com, and efollett.com, but when you start to figure in the drawbacks, their great deals soon become transparent. A major inconvenience of purchasing books on the internet is the cost of shipping and handling, which can range from $3.95 to $5. Not to mention the question of returning the book if

for some reason you change your mind on what classes you are taking, which is a common occurrence. Mark Norby, a senior at Black Hills State University, was curious at the thought of saving some extra money and conducted some research of his own. “The site I found had some books I needed and were just as expensive, or else the savings were not enough after including shipping to make a difference,” said Norby. “I also figured that it would be easier to return the books if I bought them here.” Another disadvantage is the three to five day mailing period. It normally takes between three to five days to receive your books after your order is placed. This time frame could be

extended up to two to three weeks if the book is not available for some reason. The Black Hills State bookstore allows many of these unneeded hassles found on the web to be easily avoided. The bookstore carries an excellent supply of used books. “It was very helpful for me to have the option to buy second-hand books still in great condition, said Freshman Jaime Buitrago, who bought the majority of his books used. “I bought most of my books used,” said sophomore Justin Varland. “ I would say I easily saved 50%.” After consulting Mike Jastorff, BH bookstore manager, on the topic, he said, “We have a tremendous used

book program that has saved BHSU students over $1.2 million since 1990. We sell 76 used books for every 100 new books sold.” Another plus to buying books at the BH bookstore is the book buyback program. At the end of the semester, most books are bought back at a portion of the original purchase price. Most online companies have not established this feature. Also, Jastorff explained how money spent at the bookstore helps cover operating costs of the student union, fund scholarships, and are used for various campus projects. To make buying books somewhat easier, the BH bookstore will be available on the internet in the a few weeks.

Students get scammed finding money for college Devonn Reardon Staff Writer

As summer came to an end and school threatened to start, students began to find answers to the question on every college students mind, where am I going to get the money I need to attend school? While a lot of students turned toward the school to get financial aid, many others turned toward the internet. Though it may be faster and easier to get financial aid over the internet, it may not always be safe. Many students nationwide found out the hard way that financial aid over the internet may simply be a scam. Not only did students from universities

across the nation get pulled into this financial aid fraud, but even students right here at BHSU learned their lesson when dealing with the internet. “You can’t trust anything over the internet,” BHSU senior. Many students know that you can not count on internet companies when trying to find financial aid. There still are some students though, who fell into the promises and guarantees of scamming companies. The fraudulent internet companies guarantee scholarships, grants, or financial aid packages requiring that you pay a fee in advance immediately in order to decrease the chance of missing out on receiving the money. Students then are asked to give their credit card, or bank account numbers to the

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companies so they can debit the account with or without the students consent. Other companies may claim to charge small fees here and there, but after they receive the account numbers they debit large amounts all at once or do not limit the length of time they will debit your account. Most of these companies offer a money back guarantee and then attach certain conditions making it impossible for the student to get the refund promised. BHSU financial aid office has not had any reports of this fraud. When applying for financial aid through the school they deal with the Federal Student Aid Program which is ultimately through the government.

The Federal Trade Commission said “many legitimate companies advertise that they can get students access to lists of scholarships in exchange for an advance fee.” This fee is usually not refundable. Being legitimate companies students do get what they paid for and pay only the amount advertised. “Other legitimate services charge an advance fee to compare a student’s profile with a database of scholarship opportunities and provide a list of awards for which a student may qualify,” the FTC said. Companies responsible for these financial aid scams usually guarantee or promise scholarships and grants, legitimate compa-

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John’s, and Wendy’s that offer students a discount on selected items. “I think it is a privilege that we get a Trying to budget money at college is discount, and it definitely helps with definitely a challenge. Most students live saving money,” said Heidi Baltezore, from check to check, and try to maintain BHSU junior. There are other local a tight budget. Here is a deal to give stu- business beside restaurants that give students tight budget a break: besides need- dents a discount. LeSalon, Hairworks ing an ACE card for everything on cam- Plus, Hair Panache, T-shirt and Moccasin Shop, The pus, it is just as useful off Knothole, and Lucky campus. Strike Lanes also offer Has it ever crossed students a discount. t’s nice to your mind that your ACE Northern Hills card does have advan- have a discount on Cinema gives students a tages? ACE cards have a things we really do discount on movies wide-range of uses off not need, but are every Tuesday night. “It campus. Many local busi- fun to do anyway. is to have a discount nesses offer students a dis~Kylie Thomas onnice things we really do count when showing your not need, but that are fun ID when purchasing an item. An employee of Arby’s, Nick to do,” says Kylie Thomas, BHSU junior. Spearfish is not the only place were Stadler said, “College students make up a big part of our business. So giving your Ace card is useful. Regis Hairstyle them a discount not only helps them, but in the Rushmore Mall, and Pier 1 Imports in Rapid City also offer students a disalso increases our business.” According to the Black Hills State count when showing current student ID. Every student enrolled at Black Hills University Student Union Information Desk there is no list that tells you exact- State University should receive an ACE ly what places give students a discount. card. They are available through the The Chamber of Commerce helped Student Union information desk. If you compile a list of several local restaurants happen to lose it, it can be replaced for a like Arby’s, Pizza Ranch, Subway, Taco $10 charge.

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COHE deal... contributions to research or other work into the salary system. With this agreement, said Parrow, “people rated as achieving a high level would get what they needed.” Perry feels that the agreement will be beneficial to attracting and keeping highly skilled professors. “”It [the agreement] will heed the institutions to com-

continued from page 1 municate to the exceptional faculty members that they are valuable and are needed,” said Perry. “This will be used for rewarding the higher performers.” The South Dakota Student Federation, which represents the students at public universities to the Regents, agrees. “The salary competitiveness fee is beneficial to improving the professors in

Wet campus... would benefit students. There would be a problem with noise, alcohol abuse, and other behaviors”. As far as the affect on campus housing Isaacson states “[housing] would be less desirable, we would have a trash problem, and it would be difficult to enforce the drinking age.” If BH were to become a “wet campus,” the university would essentially become the bartender. The possibility to open a campus pub would also be available. Alcohol would be permissi-

the university system,” said Kevin Maxwell, Executive Director of the Student Federation. “The Federation supports an increase in tuition to give a raise to those professors that deserve them.” The three-year contract applies to salary increases for the fiscal year that started July 1st. The contract will govern raises for the next two years.

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ble at games and social functions. However, with this freedom would come some more responsibility for students and staff alike. Judith Haislett, vice president of Student Life, said “RAs would need more training; a type of age check would need to be enforced, one possibility is having a stripe on the ace card. Which would determine if a student could be drinking or purchasing alcohol?” Security would also have to be more aware of problems that arise.

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As far as an effect on enrollment, Haislett and Isaacson both agree that a wet campus will neither increase or decrease the number of students that attend BHSU. Isaacson said, “the serious student doesn’t come to school to drink.” Drinking on campus could have positive and negative effects alike, Haislett said, “I don’t think the issue really matters,” said Haislett, “if it is something the students want and achieve as a group it will be beneficial.”

Career Chatter J udy Larson Career Services WELCOME to Career Chatter: a column bringing you news and notes on topics to aid you in career planning and decisions. Watch for workshop announcements, job fairs, web sites, trends, recruiter visit dates and subjects related to improving your skills to become a competitive candidate in today’s employment market. Postings will soon invite you to a workshop series on career exploration, strengthening skills through internships, networking, volunteering and fine tuning the individual job search. These will be presented by Christa Fye, Deb Brauneller and Judy Larson. Advertising for the series will be through campus radio, on bulletin boards and special flyers. Also coming soon will be a newsletter called “Career Ticket” to be edited by Wendy Skovo. It will introduce career-related activities to the campus population and highlight upcoming events and resources. It should be an exciting and meaningful semester! Do make a habit of perusing the career-related bulletin boards located in the student union north foyer and Jonas, first floor east. Relevant articles will be posted to alert career planners of happenings beyond the campus in the field of work. Upcoming events will be posted regularly on these boards. Check Out: What Can I Do With This Major/Degree, a 43-title collection new to the Career Services website (BHSU homepage, click Student Life, click Career Services). Each title can be viewed and printed and contains several pages outlining common career areas, typical employers, and strategies designed to maximize career opportunities upon completion of a four-year degree. Some of the career areas will aid in designing a minor or additional interest area even though not offered on our campus. Handouts of the information are also available through the Career Services office, Student Union 124.

On These Pa ge s 25 years ago Do-it-yourself painting offered to hall residents Students who live in the dorms are being offered the opportunity of do-ityourself room painting. If you use the same pastel color as the color currently on your walls: it will take one gallon of paint that will be provided at the physical plant at no cost. The colors available are pastel blue, turquoise, rose, lavender, green, and yellow. Equipment is also available.

20 years ago Gov. orders 15% gas cut BH and other state institutions have been ordered by the governor to cut gas consumption by 15 percent this year. The mandate is because of concerns over the energy situation and limited fuel allocations in the state. Unnecessary travel and long distance trips will be restricted. Staff is encouraged to reevaluate their travel plans. Efforts have already been made to conduct business matters at more accessible times and locations.

15 years ago Dorms reach the limit According to resident assistants Heidipriem Hall is filled beyond capacity. Though the total will not be tabulated for two or three more weeks, there are an estimated 684 students living in on campus residence halls. The total maximum occupancy for all five dorms is 650. The reason for overbooking the dorms is that approximately ten to fifteen percent of the dorm residents leave in the first two or three weeks.

10 years ago Mickelson speaks at BH South Dakota Governor George Mickelson made a brief stop in the Upper Lounge of the Black Hills State University Student Center to give a short talk about improving the state’s educational system. After admitting that South Dakota had made many mistakes in the past by decreasing the amount of money spent on higher education, Mickelson went on to highlight some of the positive developments emerging in education today.

5 years ago Faculty and staff parking will be added in Jonas The BHSU Parking Commitee meeting was held in order to determine parking for the upcoming school year. Charles Schad opened the meeting by stating he had received several letters from the faculty members saying there was a parking problem in Jonas parking lot. He said there was no parking problem, but after much discussion, it was decided that an additional ten spaces would be shifted from student to faculty parking.


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What’s been buzzin’ on the Buzz? Jared Eben Staff Writer

This past Tuesday Black Hills State University’s very own radio station, KBHU, went back on the air for another year. In August the station, recognized as one of the best college stations in the country, celebrated it’s twenty-fifth year. If anyone is unfamiliar with the station it is an FM station found at 89.1 and plays alternative top 40 music. According to Ryan Heinis, the station manager, the station’s purpose is “to create an environment in which Mass Communication

students can learn and excel in radio”. use a new computer to help run the sys“We just want to have fun, entertain tem. and learn,” said KBHU’s general managThe station is hoping to have a fun er Katrin Kania. New this and exciting year with year the station expects to around 70 different DJ’s receive a new “Smart syskeeping us informed on e just tem” to make things a little news and weather as well easier on the DJ’s and to want to have fun, as playing today’s most keep up with some of entertain, and popular alternative music. today’s latest technology learn.” The station follows a in radio broadcasting. regular format from 7:00 They hope to have the sysam to 2:00 am. Some of tem within another month. the specialty shows from The system will contain a smart system last year will be returning such as the and telephone program that allows Punk Show; as well as Doobie Scoobie, callers to be put on the air. It will also an eighties rock show; David’s Lyre, a

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100 years of football at BHSU Participators fight the cold and wet weather The weather seemed to put no damper on the spirits of those who attended. “Despite the rain I had a It was cold and wet, but that didn’t good time and the student turn out was stop students and alumni from coming real good,” said Terra Paul, a BHSU out and celebrating a 100 years of junior. Black Hills State University football. At the pre-game celebration twelve The celebration included a team and conference flags were presented to the alumni steak feed, alumni golf tourna- school. Each flag was brought in by a ment, tailgate social, flag presentation, player or relative of a player of each and introduction of the alumni and the championship team. The flags will be All-Americans that attended the game. hung at the stadium for each home The celebration for game for the crowd to the alumni and the 1999 see. Yellow Jackets football “It shows tradition, hundred team started Friday, Sept. pride, and success that we 3rd with a steak fry to years in football is a didn’t have a way of disunited the two together. remarkable mileplaying it until this point,” “It was great to see each stone for a school our said Meeker. After the others reactions with size.” flags were presented, each other former players,” All-American and alumni said Dave Little, Director were introduced and of Athletics. He was very pleased came down in front of the crowd for with the way the dinner turned out. proper recognition. It was a great way There was only one cancellation for people to see how far we’ve come in of the celebration on Saturday. The football at BHSU. alumni golf tournament was canceled. “A hundred years in football is a “I didn’t want the alumni to feel that remarkable milestone for a school our they had to play with the size” said Little. weather conditions not being Dave Scheidt ended the so great,” said Steve celebration by going out for Meeker, Director of the official coin toss of the Institutional game. Scheidt asked the Advancement. They biggest player he could find, still had 18 out of “Are you gonna do anything 40 registered go today?” The player replied out and play for hole “your darn right I am.” prizes in the rain. Scheidt drove all the way Saturday afterfrom Georgia to take place noon the rain in the weekend celebraturned to mist just tion. He was joined by in time for the tailseven All-Americans and gate social, which 90 alumni and their families, was held at Lyle who also came to celebrate a Hare Stadium. 100 years in football The first 200 studespite the weather condidents were given free t-shirts when tions. they went thorough the gates for the “It’s great to see people you haven’t tailgate party. Burger King served up seen ina along time and to hear about four hundred students, faculty, and people you haven’t seen or talked to in alumni free Whoppers, chips, and years,” said Leroy Cliff, an alumni that sodas. played from 1954 to 1959. “The weath“We had fun talking to friends and er wasn’t enough to keep us from comwe loved the whoppers,” said Andi ing,” said Cliff. “The weather is just Traupel, a Black Hills State University something that comes along with the junior. game of football.” Jamie Olson Staff Writer

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Organization fair held activities and “ is an excellent way to be involved on campus” according to Scott Kohlenberg, fraternity member. They participate in community If you are new on campus, or just activities, such as cleaning a one mile not familiar with what activities are stretch of Spearfish Canyon, as well as offered, the Organizational Fair is a quick and easy way to familiarize providing campus activities. They have yourself with numerous activities. fundraisers such as a Waterbed SleepEach year the Student Union and the a-thon, Mud Volleyball, and Co-ed Strip Basketball. For more informaCampus Activities tion, contact Fraternity Committee sponsors the President Rod Cowling fair in front of the Student at the Information Union. Approximately 25 t’s the best Center. organizations come way to be involved S t u d e n t together to introduce with the entire cam- Ambassadors provides themselves to the public. much needed services The Adventure Center pus.” for new students and was selling hamburgers or their parents, such as hotdogs, bag of chips, and campus tours. Jill a can of pop for just $2.00 so you could have lunch and get Sutton, Vice President of Alumni, “ It’s informed all in one stop. They are the best way to be involved with the located downstairs in the Student entire campus”. For students who are far away Union and “provide positive activities from home, Mom and Dad can send a to help occupy students spare time” birthday cake, flowers, or balloons said Jane Klug, Adventure Center repthrough Student Ambassadors. resentative. Activities such as hiking, canoe- Retreats twice a year, one regional and ing, and camping are just a few of the one national, help ambassadors from exciting things offered. If you don’t campuses nationwide exchange ideas. This is only a small sample of have equipment, they have just about what BHSU campus has to offer. For a everything. Sigma Tau Gamma, the only cam- complete list of campus organizations pus fraternity, also provides many fun is available at the Student Union Information Desk. If you missed the Kate Bradley Staff Writer

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Today ready to get wet Making a major change University needs more adeUSTIN ARLAND quate housing. By opening an on campus bar, that probAssistant Editor lem could be solved in a matter of years. Wyoming University makes over $80,000 a year in revenue The from their campus alcohol sales. True, legalization of on cam- Wyoming University has many more pus drinking students on campus, but we would is a recent also make money. By selling alcohol issue that at Yellow Jacket sporting events, there has the student body buzzing. We here would not only be an increase in revat the Today Newspaper agree with enue, but also an increase in attenthe Student Senate and wish to com- dance. And after all isn’t it quite evimend them for bringing such a contro- dent that students are showing up to versial issue to the attention of the stu- games drunk anyway, why not cater to them as well as the universidents. BH SU ty? It seems a little odd that Drinking on campus is twenty one year old students something that all students are forced to sneak out to over the age of 21 should be allowed to do. If they are E d i t o r i a l their car to drink a beer during the game. responsible enough to be in BHSU is not the only school in college at the age of twenty-one, they are responsible enough to make deci- South Dakota that is thinking about sions on whether or not to get drunk legalizing on campus alcohol. After this year South Dakota Universities the night before a test. Regardless of how responsible will receive state money dependent students are, some never know when upon student enrollment. If we don’t to say when. They find themselves at decide to allow on campus drinking, the Stadium Sports Grill, or the B&B and other schools do, enrollment will Back Porch at two A.M. on a suffer. If that is the case, not only will Thursday morning trying to find a USD be making money from their way home. When they are not able to alcohol sales, but they will be getting catch a ride, they decide to drive more money from the state because themselves home. That is when prob- they have more students. In closing, many college students lems arise. With legalized drinking on cam- drink. Whether the university allows pus students wouldn’t be driving so them to do it on campus and make DUI’s would no longer be an issue. money from it, or students do it off Students wouldn’t have to struggle to campus and give the money to everystay between those blurred yellow and one else is ultimately dependent upon white lines on the road. The biggest us. Serious students do like an occafear the student would have is whether sional beer and having it within walkhe or she would be going home alone. ing distance of home is much more Mike Isaacson is opposed to on appealing than having to drive for one. campus drinking because “the serious Finally, Black Hills State needs student doesn’t come to school to money for new housing and every bit drink!” The staff of the Today news- of revenue helps. Every single South paper does not agree with his state- Dakota University is begging the ment in anyway. College is extremely state government for money. How stressful. After a big test many stu- many bars are asking the state for dents want to, sit down pop open a money? I haven’t heard of any. The Today newspaper staff underbeer and watch the big game on television. By selling alcohol in a bar on stands the reasoning behind the Board campus, we can keep revenues from of Regents ruling on making all unileaving the university, and going to versities in South Dakota alcohol free. every gas station in town that has a We respect their ruling and know that the decision they made was correct at beer license. We already have a housing prob- that time. However, times are changlem on campus. Because of over ing, and we need to change right along booking, the past few years All-Star with them.If we don’t act now we may Traveler’s Inn has been filled with be left behind.The student’s voices otherwise homeless students. Anyone need to be heard. Let us, or the can see that Black Hills State Student Senate know what you think.

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“No, I believe one or the other would be just fine. It’s not like BH is a maximum security prison. If I wanted to be watched around the clock, I would rob a bank..”

I was nuts and I should have known what I wanted to do even R ACHEL A DAMS before I graduated from High School. I tell those people straight Photo Editor to their face, “I did know.” I just didn’t know at the time I was wrong. I knew, as a senior in High During this last summer I School, that I was going to be the greatest my surgeon the world had ever seen. I would watched younger sister save lives all day and then come home to do something my wonderful husband (the gourmet chef) thought and my wonderful children (all geniuses) she would turn her world on end. No, she didn’t and we would have a wonderful night playget married, she didn’t move to another ing board games and talking about our day. state; she did the unthinkable of any college But, then I realized that you had to pass Biology, and found out I was not cut out to Sophomore, she changed her major. After countless hours of debate on be a doctor. This happened numerous times. The whether this huge step should be taken, she took many things into consideration. Would physical education episode lasted a month, she be able to support herself with her new I think. I changed majors after my mother calling? Would she have to move away? had casually mentioned that when she was And of course the big one, how many cred- pregnant with me she told people I would be the first female professional football its do you have to take for that major? Being her older sister, and a Senior, she coach. After many majors came and went, I looked to me for advice. I told her what any other student who has gone as far as me found my calling in a class nobody thinks is would have, “This is the least of your wor- neccessary, an elective. I thought I was just ries.” I don’t believe that I have ever met filling a space in my schedule and it truly anyone who has been through more than turned my world on end. So when you underclassmen are out three years of school without at least seriously considering changing their major. I there desperately searching for a title, other myself have changed it six times at three than Undecided, stop, take a breath, and different schools. From Pre-Med to remember that you have all the time in the English, Theater to Physical Education, and world to decide. Besides, with all this expefinally Art to Mass Communications, I def- rience behind me, I can almost always beat initely had the insight she was looking for. my friends at trivia down at the bar on I suppose that most people would think Wednesday nights.

Don’t forget the big rocks add to your life, are impossible for you to take up. This reminds AX ETZ me of a story I once heard. A wise man one day, while Editor-in-Chief teaching his students, brought out a jar and filled it with rocks and asked his pupils if the jar was full. They, of course, Life on the Black Hills responded yes. He quickly told them they State University were wrong and poured in a handful of campus is pebbles which filtered through the larger loaded with rocks. He asked his students if the jar was opportunities for full. They again said yes and he again told the student who chooses to seize them. The them they were wrong and poured in a opportunities that are offered here can handful of sand. When he asked if the jar shape your college career and your future. was full, the students caught on and said For me, the opportunities I have seized probably not, at which point the teacher filled the jar with water. When he finished have been phenomenal. The connections I have made through filling the jar, he asked what the point of the the organizations I am associated with and lesson was. One student said that no matter the opportunities I have taken advantage of, how busy your schedule is there is always like the legislative internship, have served room for more. The teacher proceeded to me well. With nearly every waking hour the student that he was wrong. The real lesdedicated to something, I have had to learn son was that if you don’t make room for the very quickly how to manage my time and big rocks first, they will never fit. So what are the big rocks in your life? deal with all of the junk that comes with Maybe it is spending time with your family involvement. The junk, like all night work sessions and friends or that big algebra test next and sitting at recruitment tables in 50 mile Tuesday. Life on campus may be full of opporper hour winds, can make being a campus leader a real pain in the butt, but the sacri- tunity, but remember there is plenty of fice offers many rewards. Remember, you time to taste all the flavors BHSU has to are a student leader, but you also have a life offer. Take your time, get involved at your and you need to prioritize things. There will pace, and don’t let the junk in life weight be opportunities, that while they too would you down.

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Something magical is coming to BHSU M a n y through them they have received the NACA’s entertainers Campus Entertainment Award in the Performing have trav- Arts category for the fifth consecutive year. To be eled the college circuit without leaving a lasting given such an award, each year impression on their audience. One act that is sure to NACA’s school member’s vote for leave everyone with a lasting impression and pure their favorite entertainer under 12 amazement are Kevin and Cindy Spencer. different categories and the winThis husband and wife duo is coming our way for a ners are then announced at the night of cutting edge illusions that are sure to leave annual National Convention in you mystified. February. Readers of Campus They will be at the Woodburn auditorium Activities also named Kevin and September 16 at 7pm and it’s free to everyone. Cindy Entertainers of the Year, Jane Klug, Director of the Student Union, said, Best Performing Arts Event, Best “I have seen the Spencer’s before and I got goose- Major Performance, Best Touring bumps.” This will certainly be a treat for everyone Event, Best Variety Artists, and since this is the first time they have toured the mid- Best Contemporary Artists. west region. In the past they have avoided this area The UP Team (University due to the snow. Programing team) is bringing this The Spencer’s drive everywhere they go via event to Black Hills State their eighteen wheel tour bus and a semi that holds University. This organization is all of their necessary equipment, making it impossi- committed to providing the univerble for them to fly. The entire town of Spearfish will sity and the public with a variety of know when they arrive! programs that is sure to spark interKevin Spencer was born and raised in Indiana est. The UP Team is divided into and became interested in magic in several committees. his early childhood. It wasn’t Rachel Adams, who until he saw his first magic show chairs the Kaleidoscope committee, have seen the with Harry Blackstone, Jr. that he helped explain her committee, which is Spencer’s before and I decided to pursue magic and illuresponsible for bringing in the got goosebumps .” sion as a possible career. Spencer’s: “The Kaleidoscope commitCindy Spencer is a native of tee is in charge of comedians and magiVirginia and has a background in ~Jane Klug cians. The Spencer’s will be the first music and live production. To Kaleidoscope event and we’re hoping for those who have seen her she is a big turn out.” Rachel also feels that more than an assistant, she is a “the first event of the semester usually partner of one of the most sought after entertain- helps set the flow for the year.” With incoming talment acts around. ent like the Spemcers, the year looks very promisThe Spencer’s belong to the National ing. Association for Campus Adventures (NACA) and One student that is looking forward to this event Nikki Cloud Staff Writer

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is freshman Bobbi Jo Olson. “I think it’s a good idea because it’s entertaining and gives students something to do since Spearfish shuts down at 10

o’clock p.m.,” said Olson. Get ready for a night full of magic and illusion that will leave you with goosebumps. Watch the Spencer’s as they propel the ancient art of magic into the 21st Century. Oh, and don’t expect to just sit and watch the show. The Spencer’s are well known for including their audience in their performance, so be ready. Kevin and Cindy prove that there is never a dull moment when it comes to magic and illusions. Watch for the UP Team’s next Kaleidoscope event coming to you on October 27. Prepare for your Halloween night by watching The Rocky

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Campus events planners looking for volunteers, ideas Rachel Adams Staff Writer

The University Programming Team needs new members. During the last year the UP Team, as it is known to most, lost a number of volunteers to graduation and schedule changes. For most organizations membership numbers would be a concern, not a desperate situation. The UP Team is an exception to that rule, when they lose members the whole campus suffers. The UP Team is the organization that provides Black Hills State with its professional entertainment for the year. Working with a main board of nine people (four executive members and five committee chairmen) the UP Team locates, books, and presents performers and artists to the campus. “The UP Team is students programming for students,” according to Jane Klug, the organization’s advisor. “It’s a way for them to utilize a portion of the Activity Fees and it’s a great opportunity to make a difference and get involved on campus.” The different committees include Kaleidoscope: comedians, magicians, and Mr. Cinderfella; Special Events: Christmas on Campus and Big 100 Week; Concert and Variety Entertainment or C.A.V.E.: musicians, dancers, and the music for Festival on the Green; Fine Arts: theatre, exhibits, and Festival on the Green; and Lectures: speakers and workshops. Some of the events planned for this fall are “Greater Tuna”, “The Rocky Horror Picture Show”, and Christmas on Campus.

Each committee chairperson is mainly responsible for the outcome of the events, but cannot possibly do the whole project on their own. Their committee members decide who to bring to campus, when to have them perform, and get the bulk of the

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work done. Without their help, the programs would never happen. “Although our numbers are not high this year,” UP Team President Casey Kelly states, “the quality of our programs are. We are always looking for new members and ideas.” As of right now the UP Team, which usually consists of 50 to 100 members, is now down to about 20. Without the students help the UP Team may dwindle out completely. The University Programming Team is an excellent way to get involved on campus and obtain great job experience dealing with professionals. If anyone wants to see quality programs like Big 100 Week, Mr. Cinderfella, and Festival on the Green continue, please volunteer. The UP Team office is located in the basement of the Student Union room 24A or call them at 642-6418.

Blues rock and modern swing combined to entertain Saturday’s crowd as Jeff Healey (left) and his band followed Alien Fashion Show during the second night of the Deadwood Jam.


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Science professors practice what they teach Mark E. Norby Staff Writer

The common perception of school out for the summer does not hold true in the case of a modern university. Even when many instructors in the science department do not have summer class sessions the time is often filled with research in their respective fields. Black Hills State University is no exception. In fact, according to Dr. Bryan Smith, assistant professor of Biology, “ The science department here is really busy [with research] for the number of people involved. We do the work of departments twice the size.” An incomplete polling of science department professors proves him right. Smith and his assistant Ryan Baum, a senior biology major, spent 57 days out of the country this summer doing field research in Antigua. Smith is working with an international group of scientists who are hoping to reintroduce the Antiguan Racer snake to a number Antigua’s outlying islets. Funding for the research is provided by an ongoing grant from the Columbus Zoo, Columbus, Ohio. Smith first visited Antigua in the summer of 1998 alone, but hopes to be able to fund a student or two on summer field trips for the near future. Another professor in the biology field, Dr. Audrey Gabel, continued her research, a survey of the fleshly fungi of the Black Hills, this summer. Assisting Gable for her second summer in a row was BH senior, Elaine Ebbert, a biology major. Until now,

no survey of fungi had ever been done in the Black Hills. According to Ebbert, their field work has identified 136 different species of fungi so far with more to come once cataloging of this summer’s samples is completed. One specimen found this summer, Lactarius Hibbardae, which grows only in the presence of sphagnum moss is currently listed as being found only in the north eastern United States. “We’ve doubled our [collection] sites from five last year to ten this year,” said Gabel. Sites span the entire range of the hills, from south of Hot Springs, north to Spearfish. Each site has to be visited a number of times during the season because different species grow at different times. For the first time in the survey the photographing of fungi in the field was conducted. Funding to make that and a small salary for Ebbert possible came in the form of a grant by the South Dakota Game, Fish, and Parks Department. This grant must be applied for annually and Gable doubts that she will be awarded one three years in a row. Also working with the GF&P department this year is Assistant Professor of Chemistry , Dr. Michael Zehfus and his assistant, sophomore Jennifer Pawlowski. Recent studies conducted in the Great Lakes have shown that eggs from salmon which do not migrate to the oceans are low in levels of thiamine, a b-1 vitamin. This could translate into lower hatch numbers. GF&P officials are preparing to study fish from Lake Oahe to see if there is a problem in our state’s fisheries. Zehfus has

New faculty members at work Jaime Buitrago Staff Writer

Several new professors on campus are part of the increasing number of new faces, bringing teaching and managerial skills to a greater level. Gary E. Meek, dean of Business and Technology Department, commented, “We have the privilege to re-evaluate the differences and advantages Black Hills State University provides, considering this is a family community with growing student diversity, despite the small population.” “I want the students to know I am very pleased with the atmosphere of class during the last two weeks,” Ernest Samuel Berney III, assistant professor of Computer Programming said. A local resident of 10 years, Berney has 33 years of experience being a university teacher . Larry Cozort assistant professor of business administration added, “Accounting is one of those things, once it gets in your mind, it won’t let you down. This is an exciting and promising

career, applicable to all of us in immediate real life situation.” “I am trying to think about one single line not reflecting the power of education because it is so intense and rewarding, to the point of confession my teaching of marketing is a constant exchange of discoveries,” Patty-Jo Bellany, assistant professor of Marketing, said. Bellany has nine years working in the field. Other new members joining this fall are: Penelope De Jong, assistant professor of Business Administration; Charles Gnizac, assistant professor of Accounting; Charles Lee, assistant professor of Tourism and Hospitality; Beth Traction, Sociology; Dr. Jane Shimon, Physical Education; Kelly O’Connor Salomon, English; Dr. James Buell, Physics; Dr. Richard Carter, Indian Studies; Dr. Andrew Johnson, assistant director of Center for Excellence; Dr. Gregory Cooch, Special Education; Dr. Khalique Ahmed, Chemistry; Michael Kruszynsky, Physical Education; and Dr. Ben Sayler, Director of Center for Excellence.

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been testing trout eggs from the McNenny fish hatchery to see if the levels of thiamine could be successfully measured here. Dr. Mark Gable, biology and historical geology professor, traveled to Argentina for five weeks this summer to continue research at a site in the northwest Andes were he had earlier found a rare grass fossil. This species of fossilized grass has been found only once before and that was in the central United States. Gable is waiting for the results of dating tests, but it is believed that the

grass is between six to eight million years old. Scientists often use fossils of vegetation to learn what a region’s climate may have been at one time. A grant from National Geographic funded the trip. Gable agrees with Smith’s assessment of the science department, “We’ve got a top notch group of scientists. They’re good teachers and also goods researchers.” And now, more than ever there, are opportunities for students to do important field work.

Science seminar series starts with geneticist Mark E. Norby Staff Writer

Black Hills State University’s Science Department welcomed its first seminar speaker of the semester last Monday to a standing room only audience. Dr. John Avise, professor of genetics at the University of Georgia gave a presentation on the role of mitochondrial DNA as a genetic marker in species and speciation. Considered to be a leader in his field, Avise, has taught and researched at the U. of GA. since 1975. When asked about Avise, Assistant Professor of Biology Dr. Bryan Smith stated, “ We are really lucky to have someone of his stature speaking at BH. In the field off molecular genetics he is the equivalent of an international rock and roll star.” Avise has authored or co-authored over 200 papers and written three books, the most recent, The Genetic Gods: Evolution and Belief in Human Affairs addresses possible connections between science, religion, and mythology in human

nature. The book was written for a much broader audience than just the scientific community. His main area of research is the study of evolution using genetic markers. Avise said, “I consider myself a natural historian of the 21st Century. Last century’s naturalists observed what they could see. Today we observe what can’t be seen with the naked eye.” Some of the questions his research attempts to answer are as basic as: Are species real or just a result of man’s penchant for naming and labeling things? Avise says questions like these date as far back as Aristotle. Dr. Shane Sarver, assistant professor of biology and genetics, invited Avise to visit BH when the two met last fall at a marine genetics conference in Brazil. Now that he has visited here, Avise has lectured at schools in 47 states. Asked how he liked the Black Hills he said, “ The beauty and openness of the area is fantastic. I feel refreshed, like I’ve taken a shower, after leaving the masses back East.”

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Health BHSU Today

Page 10 Ask t he Dr. Rapid Cit y Regional Hospi tal

September 16, 1999

Question: “What are the different types of birth control options available?”

Answer: There are many methods of contraception considered reliable, as well as numerous other methods of dubious or no value usually arising from superstition or ignorance. Each method has it’s own advantages and disadvantages. Couples need to evaluate their needs and decide which method best fits them. Following is an overview of the various forms of birth control to compare with the effectiveness appropriate to each. Keep in mind that the effectiveness rate is stated as percent each year and with each method Patricia J. Stephenson, MD. being used carefully each time. Abstinence: 100% effective against pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases (STD’s) and the cost is free! Birth Control Pills: Pros: 1. Continuous contraceptive protection when taken correctly. 2. Reversible. 3. Some non-contraceptive health benefits such as reduced cramping and reduced number of days bleeding; reduce symptoms of PMS; help prevent diseases of the breast and fallopian tubes and cancer of the ovaries and the lining of the uterus. Cons: 1. The pill must be taken every day. 2. Increases the risk of blood clots, heart attack, stroke, especially in smokers over 35. 3. Common side effects may include nausea, vomiting, and weight gain. 4. Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases Effectiveness: 99% or greater when used correctly. Cost: Average $22-25 per month (Significant discounts can be obtained thru the West River Department of Health based on income). Requires a yearly gap and pelvic examination by a physician. DMPA (Depo-Provera) shot Pros: 1. Continuous contraceptive protection for 3 months. 2. No need to remember daily. 3. Only Progestin is used therefore no risk of blood clots, heart attack, or stroke as in birth control pills. 4. Reversible. Cons: 1. Physician visit for quarterly injection. 2. Delayed return to fertility (4-5 months). 3. Side effects such as weight gain, menstrual bleeding irregularities. 4. Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Effectiveness: 99% when shots are obtained exactly every 3 months. Cost: Average $60/shot ($20 per month). Inquire about discounts similar to those listed above for birth control pills. Norplant-a set of six small tubes filled with progestin placed under the skin of the upper arm. Pros: 1. Continuous contraceptive protection for 5 years. 2. Reversible. 3. No need to remember daily. 4. No estrogen therefore no risk of blood clots, heart attack or stroke. Cons: 1. In-office minor surgical procedure requiring local anesthetic. 2. Side effects, such as menstrual bleeding irregularities; nervousness, nausea, dizziness, and removal difficulties. 3. Some have irritation at the site of the implants. 4. Does not protect against sexually transmitted disease. Effectiveness: 99%. Cost: (Approximate) Insertion $185, Removal $185 Diaphragm with spermicide Pros: 1. May insert up to 6 hours before intercourse. Cons: 1. Reapplication of spermicide necessary for repeated intercourse. 2. Increased risk of urinary tract, bladder infections. 3. Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Effectiveness: 82-92% (Approximate) $30 for diaphragm, $45 for fitting. Intrauterine Device (IUD) Pros: 1. Continuous contraceptive protection or up to 10 years. 2. No need to remember daily. Cons: 1. May be expelled or perforate uterus. 2. May increase cramps and bleeding during menstruation. 3. May increase uterine infections if an STD is acquired. 4. Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases. Effectiveness: 99%. Cost: (Approx) IUD--$235, Insertion--$160, Removal--$66 Condom Pros: 1. Easily obtained. 2. Best method for STD protection. 3. Good results when used with spermicide Cons: 1. may reduce sensation. 2. Less sexual spontaneity. 3. Breakage possible. Effectiveness: 88-99%. Cost: 20-25 cents in a vending machine Rhythm method Pros: 1. Requires no other intervention Cons: 1. Requires careful planning and motivation. 2. Prohibits intercourse for up to half the menstrual cycle. 3. Not for women with irregular cycles. 4. Does not protect against sexually transmitted diseases Effectiveness: 75-85% Cost: the price of a thermometer.

One of the world’s best diet aids-water? (NAPS)-By drinking in some facts about the benefits of water, you may learn more about successfully losing weight and staying fit. Research indicates that drinking at least eight, eight-ounce glasses of water a day can help with weight loss. Water can also contribute to the success of any exercise program, since dehydration cause fatigue-and many people who are too tired to exercise, don’t realize they are dehydrated. According to the National Center for Nutrition and Dietetics, water speeds weight loss by suppressing the appetite naturally and helping the body metabolize stored fat. Drinking more water also helps eliminate water retention. “A common complaint of women trying to lose weight is water retention, so they don’t drink water. Yet, when your body senses it is dehydrated, it holds onto every

drop. The result is greater water retention,” said Christine Palumbo, RD, and member of the Crystal Springs Good Health Advisory Board. “When you drink enough water, the body releases excess water and helps prevent the bloating that is the primary symptom of water retention.” Drinking more water also fits into getting fit. According to the textbook, Exercise Physiology, when athletes are dehydrated by just 4 percent, performance drops by 22 percent. The solution is to drink plenty of water, but don’t wait till you’re thirsty. “Thirst is an imprecise indicator of dehydration. By the time you are thirsty, you are already dehydrated,” said Lawrence Ross, M.D. It’s recommended that active adults drink two-thirds of an ounce of water daily for each pound of body weight. Other water and health information is available through the Crystal Springs web site at www.water.com.


Sports BHSU Today

September 16, 1999

Netters fall short in Yellow Jacket invitational Tech. That was cool,” Rousseau said excitedly. Once again, their triumph was short-lived. By 3p.m., they had fallen to Dakota State. Their Invitational recorded The Black Hills State University Yellow Jacket volleyball was now at 2-2. But, despite the mixed outcome of this team had home court advantage during weekend’s Yellow Jacket Invitational, this weekend’s invitational, but that just Albers hasn’t given up. wasn’t enough to secure solid wins across “This tournament was an opening to the board. our conference. The games didn’t count “We progressed well during the pretoward our overall conference record, vious week,” Head Coach Jhett Albers but the next games will. The top six said. The Yellow Jackets practiced hard teams in the tournament will go on to and prepared well for their home tournathe playoffs; this was just a preview,” ment, the Yellow Jacket Invitational at the Albers said. Donald E. Young Center. However, their He added, “I’m pleased with the careful preparation didn’t stop them from progress we’ve been making. Basically, falling to Mayville State Friday night in a it’s just a process of being patient and of 7-15, 15-13, 15-12, 15-5 decision. knowing where we’re going by the end As difficult as this loss was, Albers of the year.” saw Mayville as their biggest competiThe fans seem to agree with Albers. tors. “Mayville State was the most con“They’re working really hard and they sistent and also the strongest opponent,” looked good out there this weekend. So Albers said. Student Kaycee Rousseau they had a rough couple games? I have a agreed. “It was sad to see them fall to lot of faith in this team,” Rousseau, a Mayville. They looked so strong during freshman here at BH, commented. the first match. I was sure they had the On Tuesday, Sept. 14, the Yellow game in the bag,” she said. Jackets travel to Rapid City to take on The Yellow Jackets went on to play National American University. Their Dakota Wesleyan Saturday at 10a.m. This next home game will be on Sept. 30 photo by Antonia Kucera against Dakota Wesleyan. That game time, they were triumphant and soon faced South Dakota Tech. Once again, Sophomore Richelle Cisneros will take place at 7p.m. at the Young they were victorious. “They did a good fields a Dakota Wesleyan serve Center. The only question left is what job against Tech. My favorite part of the during Saturday’s match-up at tricks will Albers and his team have up whole tournament was when we beat the Yellow Jacket Invitational. their sleeves this time around?

Jodi Hill Staff Writer

Black Hills rocks at Red Raider Classic Cindy Knecht Staff Writer

The Black Hills State University volleyball team opened their season with a 1 and 3 record at the Red Raider Classic in Orange City, Iowa, Sept. 3 and 4. BH first squared off against the College of St. Mary’s from Omaha, NE, who are currently ranked 5th in the NAIA conference. “They were good,” said Jacket Head Coach Jhett Albers. “We were with them in two out of the three games,” but the ladies couldn’t pull through. College of St. Mary won 11-15, 4-15, 8-15. Next the Lady Jackets played Jamestown, ND. After narrowly losing the first game 15-12, BH was ahead 14-13 in the second but lost 14-16. They won the next game 15-11, but dropped the last 5-15. “We were ahead several times but couldn’t quite finish them off,” said Blakelee Benning, a sophomore outside hitter. According to Coach Albers the Jackets “played their most consistent game of the tournament” against Northwestern University out of Minnesota. They beat the Red Raiders 11-15, 15-6, 15-13, 15-10. “Shana Moffett and Blakelee Binning

made good decisions on the court, Heather Usera played well out of the middle, and we moved Brandy Patterson to the right side to hit and block,” said Albers. BH dropped their last game to Newman University from Wichita KS, 14-16, 9-15, 15-12, 9-15. Student Coach Debbie Cano felt the team needed to work on consistency in digging and passing. “After losing 5 seniors and gaining a new coach, the team has had to make some adjustments,” said Cano. We just had some first tournament jitters.” Even with loss of some seniors, the team has a strong number of ladies that have seen some playing in the past. Returning letter winners are: SeniorsHeather Mundt, Natalie Memmer, and Bandy Patterson; Juniors- Erica Williams, Heather Usera, and Courtney Berry; Sophomores- Richelle Cisneros, and Blakelee Benning; Freshman- Leigh Roose, Shana Moffett, and Katrina Foley. The team also has four redshirtsLuisa Pleasant, Kari Reid, Alysha Schwarting, and Robin Finnicum. Coach Albers is positive the Lady Jackets “will continue to improve.”

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BHSU cross-country provides good results April Lutheran Staff Writer

Black Hills State cross country took on Augusta college, School of Mines and Montana State University September 11, at Robbinsdale park in Rapid City. The girls ran a 4,900-meter course over lots of hills and rough terrain. It was a great day for a cross country run. Yellow Jackets head coach Scott Walkinshaw said. “Good weather to run, excellent day.” Augustana College Leah Gifford came in first and completed the course in 18.58. Closely behind a challenge formed between a BH runner and a Augie runner. Lisa Bomengen of BH and Kara Fueher of Augie ran neck and neck until the last half mile when Fueher broke away and came in eleven seconds before Bomengen. Monica Headlee, BHSU, came in fourth at 19.59. Augie has a division one title. MaryKate Guilfoyle BH came in at eleven place for the Yellow Jackets said “It was fun to run with a division one school and see how we measure up.” Coach Walkinshaw will be working on a new training method with his team. To help them prepare for their next meet September 17 at Dickinson. According to Walkinshaw, time really doesn’t mean that much to cross country runners. “Throw times out the window they are not as important as place at a cross country meet.” Walkinshaw said. The men’s 8,000-meter course it was tight run. Twelve runners stayed in the lead up to the two-mile mark. Five from Augie four BH, two University Nebraska Ainsworth and one Tech. Then they broke away from each other and ran on their own. Mark Schanberg from Augie beat out teammate Todd Trapp by a half a second, taking away his defending title. BH runner Mike McDaniel came in fifth at 28.54 and Brian Oliver came in eighth at 29.19.

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Jhett Albers

Jeff Williamson Staff Writer

Black Hills State University alumnus and Spearfish high school coach has most recently taken over as head volleyball coach at BHSU. Jhett Albers will command the Lady Yellow Jackets Volleyball squad to a successful season, bringing new ideas and experiences to the veteran and rookie BHSU volleyball players. Familiar to this area of the northern Black Hills, Albers grew up in Spearfish competing in football, basketball and track and field, as a Spearfish Spartan. Albers continued to follow athletics after high school as a football player at Black Hills State University from 1982 until 1987. During Albers years as a student at BHSU he became interested in volleyball. During his junior year he helped the volleyball team during spring ball as a coaches assistant. At that time Albers became seriously interested in coaching volleyball. Here at BHSU, Albers applies his knowledge and understanding of the game to his coaching philosophy. Albers expects a lot from his players on the court and also off the court. As a student athlete things can get strenuous at times, which makes it important to keep your composure. “The athletes are not here for a degree in Volleyball, theyíre here for an education,” Albers stated. When asked what he wants from his players Albers said, “I want to earn the respect from my players and have them give out one hundred percent effort to improve their potential.”, “The new coach brings excitement with quicker offenses and more discipline, which I think we needed. I am looking forward to the season,” said senior player Heather Mundt. This new Yellow Jackets volleyball team will make mistakes and errors at times as any team does, but shall improve and become a faster, stronger and more powerful team than before with the will and dedication of the players and coaches. It is a building season with a new coach, new team and new game plan. Individual rolls will soon start to fall into place, forming the new Yellow Jackets volleyball team. Albers and the players are looking forward to a great first season and hope you will be there to enjoy. You can catch the women Yellow Jackets in action at their next home match-up against Dakota Wesleyan University on September 30th at 7:00.


Sports BH edged out in home opener the ball around. Although there has been an emphasis on passing this year the runThe Black Hills State University ning backs aren’t taking a break either. Yellow Jackets Football team kicked Portlock through a 23 yard pass to his off their 100th year with a game teammate Doug Hayden for the Yellow against the Dickinson State Blue Jacket’s first touchdown of the game. Hawks, Friday Sept. 3 at Lyle Hare Their second touchdown came late in the fourth quarter with a 10 yard pass Stadium. Although the Jackets couldn’t pull from Rutherford to Matt Desarro. off a victory, the coaching staff had Michael Carl, the running back coach, very positive comments about the team said, “The rushing has improved from and where they were heading this sea- last year,” although some work is needed in our blocking and footwork. son. “I think we have a chance to be Casey Hershberg rushed for a net total outstanding,” said Defensive of 64 yards. The Yellow Jackets also Coordinator Bob Majeski after the received big performances from Ryan Speed and Burke game. The Yellow Jacket Binning. Defensive squad held the Head Coach Russ Blue Hawks scoreless in think we have Martin attributed the 14the second half of the 28 loss to “little misgame. “That was the a chance to be outtakes.” hardest I’ve ever seen a standing” “They (Dickinson) defense play,” said ~Coach Majeski capitalized on our misMajeski. takes and the end results With a core of over were big consequences,” 30 returning players said Martin. from last year’s squad, Coach Majeski had including seven offensive starters and eight defensive similar comments about the loss, starters, the team has the potential to “Little mental errors are huge,” said. improve immensely. With only one Majeski major injury this year, the Yellow The players were “trying to do too Jackets are looking forward to the rest much instead of playing within themselves.” of the season. The intensity of Friday’s game was Black Hills State is ready to step up their passing game with returning at a higher level than most of last senior Lance Portlock throwing for year’s games. A new year means the 153 yards and one touch down, and Jackets can keep on improving. Yellow Jacket fans can catch the junior Chris Rutherford tossing for 69 yards and one touchdown as quarter- next BHSU football game at backs. Portlock is recovering from a Jamestown College on September 18. injury last year, and Rutherford is Next hometown action takes place alternating into the game to help move September 25 against Mayville State at Cindy Knecht Staff Writer

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Receiver Doug Hayden turns upfield for a BH gain at the season opener against the Dickinson Blue Hawks September 4th.

Big Horns host happy campers Shane Semmler Staff Writer

The confusion and pandemonium directly proceeding a large camping trip is palpable. The buzz and electric excitement lies just below the surface of gear lists, menus, travel arrangements, permits, and the countless other details necessary for successful backcountry camping. As the right hand of our intrepid leader, Chris Schultes, I am pleased to report that the Adventure Center’s Labor Day weekend outing to the Big Horn Mountains was a splendid success. Our merry band of 12 campers was as motley as the gorp that indulged our insatiable appetite for trail calories. Adam Liefsen was a literal fountain of information related to wilderness survival. Chris Schultes, our material and spiritual beacon, led us through travail and adversity. Aaron Baffuto reminded us that a life lived well is both calm and laconic. Always quick with a jock or some raw observation, Rachel Adrain reminded us that a life lived well is also lots of fun. Jeremy Bunkers’ easy means of expression was a living testament to the fact that humility is an essential component of being cool. Jenna Kuiper, with her hippie roots, added that legacy to our great adventure. Jay Beyer never let us forget that the wheels on the bus go

round and round and that the people on the bus go up and down. Sydney Magnus showed us that spending quality time alone is one of the greatest gifts we can give ourselves. Sonja Olsen, in the tradition of the Little Engine that Could, proved that, when you think you can, indeed, you can! Although Tracy Kuhns and Luke Ronneberg (soon to be Tracy and Luke Ronneburg), due to physical illness, could not complete the trip, their memory lived on in Luke’s immortal recitation of that famous line from Oliver Twist: “ Could I have some more please?” (please add British accent). As for me, I was never afraid to foment fun conflict between the coffee and the cocoa drinkers. In competition for the oftentimes-limited supply of hot water resources, the two factions provided fertile soil for mock division and great hilarity. While the trail mix fueled the internal engines of our body, the human mix fueled the furnace of our souls. On Friday, September 3rd and in the pouring rain, we arrived at our first night’s campsite- Crazy Woman Campground. The gang set up their tents and Adam and I prepared a rain free zone complete with a fire pit and clothesline. Trepidation was the hallmark of the first night. Huddled under the tarp and jockeying for a position closer to the fire, we all wondered: Would it rain all weekend?

Was there snow at higher elevations? In short, what had we gotten ourselves into? With heavy but hopeful hearts, that first night, we all uneventfully retired to our various shelters. The next morning greeted us with the mixed blessing of breakfast burritos under a spitting sky. Before the most important meal of the day was completed, it was again raining hard. Chris, however, was undeterred. Saturday, September 4th, would be marked by a day hike and a general morale recuperation before we would pack in to a less ambitious destination on Sunday. The day hike accomplished its goal! Before we returned to Crazy Woman Campground, the clouds had left the sky as well as our hearts. Spontaneous choruses of joy rang up from the mass of us. On Sunday, September 5th, we implemented our contingency plan. Instead of packing to Misty Moon, we proceeded to Lilly Lake (more than five miles closer to our chosen trailhead) where we set up a widely dispersed camp and anticipated a beautiful night next to crystal clear and placid mountain lake. The warm sun, in the meantime, was all the excuse most of us needed to, like Garfield the cat, lounge away the balance of the day. Some slept, some read, and other in defiance of the lethargy, hiked an additional 1500 feet to the top of Elk

Mountain. All, however, drank heartily from the well that brings true wealth and nobility--the well of being. The evening hours brought good food, festivities, and the warmth that a good fire and good company can always provide. With cheesecake chilled in a snowfield and great cheer, we celebrated the birthday of Jay Beyer. Around the campfire, we told inspirational, fun, and even ghost stories, but alas, drunk on the company of each other, we stumbled back our various tents and said goodbye to the trips climax. The remainder was both literally and figuratively downhill. Our final day, Labor Day, was anything but laborious. The fair weather provided us with a pleasant canopy under which we strolled back to our van to load up our gear and begin the long journey back to Spearfish. When the van finally rolled into the Student Union’s culdesac, the time for showers, television, and all other comforts of mass civilization were at hand. This motley group of happy campers who had shared so much travail and triumph quietly slipped back into their everyday identities and routines. I know that for years to come, I will look back on our adventure with a nostalgic heart. Like the campfires that warmed our bodies, this trip, during the worst thunderstorms of life’s becoming, will warm my soul.

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