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Walesa to be Madeline Young Speaker Former Polish President to tell of fight against communism behind the Iron Curtain Nikki Cloud Forum Editor
The Madeline A. Young Speaker Series, which brings big name speakers to the Black Hills State University campus, has captured a large northern hills audience since its inception in 1987. This year, the tenth speaker of the series, Lech Walesa, will be here Oct. 4 in the Donald E. Young Center at 7:30 p.m. The event is open to the public at no charge. Walesa first caught the world’s attention during the famous Lenin shipyard strike in Gdansk, Poland. On August 14, 1980 Walesa addressed the workers who were on strike and ready to give up. After giving them an inspirational speech, the
strike spread to factories across the made Poland an example for Eastern n a t i o n . Europe to follow in the area of economic The strike became the social revolution and political reform. and was named Solidarity. He later signed Today Walesa is retired from politics the Gdansk Agreement on August 31. In and heads the Lech Walesa Institute. The the same year, Walesa was named man of institute’s main focus is to advance the the year by Time magazine, The Financial ideals of democracy and free market Times, The London Observer, Die Welt, reform, not only throughout Eastern Die Zeit, L’Express, and LeSoir. Walesa Europe, but also to the rest of the world. also received the Nobel Peace Prize in Walesa joins the many recognizable 1983 for symbolizing hope for freedom names that have come to BH through the during a chaotic time. Young Series including: Danny Glover, On December 9, 1990, Walesa decid- Sam Donaldson from ABC News, and fored to pursue a new challenge, to help mer United Nations Ambassador Jeane serve Poland. Walesa became the first Kirkpatrick who gave an address for the democratically elected president of Poland, receiving more than 74 percent of continued on page 5 the vote. During his presidency, Walesa Walesa...
Tuition increase seems inevitable
BOR Projected Student Cost Increases- FY00-05 FY01 FY02 FY03 FY04 FY05 FY00 Total Costs $6,173.05 $6,472 $6,683 $6,901 $7,126 $7,339 Percentage Increase 4.85% 3.26% 3.26% 3.26% 3.00% In Total Costs
Nikki Cloud and Jodi Hill Forum Editor and Staff Writer
The winds of change have recently been sweeping across campus at Black Hills State University. With them, they carry the threat of yet another tuition increase that will eventually affect all BH students. However there does not seem to be a
clear answer as to whether there will be an increase or not. Thomas C. Anderson, vice-president of finance and administration, stated, “If there was a tuition increase, it would take affect during the next fiscal year.” This means the increase will affect those stu-
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Survey finds BH students satisfied Jen Parson Staff Writer
In the spring of 1997, Student Life of Black Hills State University committed to conducting annual assessments to help determine BH students’ needs and wants. They wanted to know what the students considered the university’s strengths and weaknesses to be. From this decision came the Student Needs Assessment, sometimes referred to as the Student Satisfaction Survey. Last year’s survey contained 100 questions divided into 10 different categories like Academic Advising, Registration Effectiveness and Campus Climate. The questions were developed in a variety of different ways. Some were written by peo-
ple at BH - students, professors and administrators - and some were taken from a survey that is used nation-wide to assess college students’ satisfaction levels. According to Judith Haislett, vice president of Student Life, this allows the survey to include questions that assess every aspect of the university experience. After students complete the survey it doesn’t just sit on the shelf. Each fall Haislett presents the results to many different groups involved at different levels at BH - the Student Senate Executive Board, the Council of Deans, the Student Planning Committee and many others. By doing so Haislett hopes these groups will be able to better suit their clubs and organizations to
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Ben Tomack entertains at a small outdoor concert on Sept. 21, sponsored by the local Praise Fellowship Church.
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September 30, 1999
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 and University Programming Team proudly present the third film of the Fall Film Festival. White, part two of Polish director Krysztof Kieslowski’s acclaimed trilogy, Three Colors, will show Thursday, Oct. 7 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 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.
United Ministries gearing up for October Combined Christian Worship will be happening in the Student Union Multipurpose Room on Wednesday, Oct. 27, 7:30 p.m. Worship with live music, and share with others as we witness to our Christian faith. Members of Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Campus Ventures, Newman Club, and United Ministries will share in the service. All are welcome to attend. A sign on campus says “Do you know Rocky?” advertising the Rocky Horror Picture Show to be held on Oct. 27. United Ministries is gathering to witness to the question, “Do we know Christ?” United Ministries is also sponsoring a Noon Forum Series entitled, “The Power of the Holy Spirit,” Wednesday, Oct. 13. A discussion of “Prophecy” will take place in the Little Dining Room of Pangburn. Come and share from your own tradition. October 13, 6 p.m. Dinner and a Movie will take place. Meet in the upstairs kitchen of Pangburn. Good discussion follows.
Organizational meeting for student teachers to be held Students, are you planning to student teach in the Spring 2000 semester? Please attend one of these three meetings to prepare for this experience. All are located in the Student Union Multi-Purpose Room: Monday, Oct. 4 at 7 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m., or Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 7 a.m. For more information, contact the College of Education at 6550.
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September 30, 1999
Around the Nation Washington- Taxpayers will produce the biggest surplus in history this year- $115 billion- and President Clinton is urging Republicans to help him decide what to do with the money. Washington- Alleging that the Defense Department and the White House used private records to defame her after the Monica Lewinsky ordeal, Linda Tripp filed a lawsuit against both, seeking punitive damages. Phoenix- J. Danforth Quayle ended his Presidential bid Monday, citing lack of funds. He has been operating in debt since starting his campaign. Manhattan- While posing for last minute photographs just hours before her wedding, a woman was allegedly shot to death by a jealous ex-boyfriend. She was pronounced dead at the scene. Northern California- Fires still burn out of control in Northern California while the temperatures continued to rise. The fires have gutted 37 homes and forced the evacuation of almost 700 people. Hawaii- A sightseeing plane crashed into the side of the Mauna Loa volcano, killing all 10 aboard. Beijing, ChinaChinese President Jiang Zemin renewed threats to take Taiwan by force while at the same time defending China’s human rights record. Dili, East Timor- Just a week after landing in the small Indonesian protectorate, United Nations Peacekeepers took full control, bidding farewell to Indonesian troops. Chile- An extradition hearing for former Chilean dictator Augsto Pinochet has begun, almost a year after his arrest in England. Pinochet is accused of human rights violations during his bloody reign. Amsterdam- Critics fear that the loose attitude towards drug use in Amsterdam is giving organized crime free reign, even extending into America’s Heartland. news briefs MSNBC.com
Anderson returns after year sabbatical Mark Norby Staff Writer
Dr. Steve Anderson, professor of geology, is once again teaching at Black Hills State University after a year long sabbatical with the University of Arizona in Tucson. BH professors are allowed up to a year of sabbatical leave after every seven years of employment here. Anderson’s journey to Tucson actually began in 1996 when he spoke at a UofA conference concerning science education at the undergraduate level. After the conference he was invited, by Dr. Victor Baker, chair of the UofA’s hydrology department, to be the keynote speaker at a 1997 hydrology conference in Tucson. It was Baker who later asked Anderson if he would come to the UofA and help them improve their undergraduate science program. According to Anderson, U.S. World News & Report ranks the UofA graduate program for the study of hydrology as the best in the United States. The problem is that so
much of their time and “Those were my only two resources go to graduate stud- courses during the winter, but ies that the the majority of undergraduate my time was system has sufdoing spent fered neglect. It lots of advising was the chance and recruiting,” to help build said Anderson. UofA’s underDuring the graduate prohe summer gram and also conducted a be in an acadehydrology field mic environfor camp ment where he senior undercould interact graduates and with other scigraduate stuentists in his dents along the which field Verde River lead Anderson n e a r accept to Cottonwood, Baker’s offer. Ariz. It was a Dr. Steve Anderson While at “camp” in the the UofA one of the courses true sense of the word. Anderson taught was Global “Everyone stayed in tents for Change. It concerned the study two weeks,” said Anderson. At of large scale changes in the the camp the students had an Earth’s atmosphere, geosphere, opportunity to put the many and hydrosphere over time. formulas and testing techWhile that may sound like an niques they had studied in advanced course, Anderson classes to work in the physical says it was actually a natural world. “There was also some science 101 course at the time for some great hiking and Another course biking,” said Anderson. UofA. Anderson taught was an upper For Anderson, the highlevel hydrology class. light of his sabbatical came
during a summer session he participated in for the University of Pittsburgh Honors College. He was one of the instructors for a field ecology course at Yellowstone National Park. Students and staff, along with their families, stayed at a ranch just outside of the park and participated in sessions covering geology, ecology, and policy. “It was the best teaching experience I’ve ever had, hands down,” said Anderson. Anderson said he has already been asked to teach at both the UofA’s and the UofP’s summer field classes next year. Upon returning to BH Anderson said the overall quality of the science department had improved noticeably in the last year. “The facilities and the scientists both,” said Anderson. Now that he is back at BH, along with his classroom load, Anderson will conduct the duties of chairperson for the science department for the next two years. Anderson said, “My main goal as chair is to do what I can to continue to enhance our facility, mainly our computing facility.”
Community joins hands in Relay for Life Jamie Olson and Nikki Cloud Staff Writers
Hundreds of people gathered at Lyle Hare Stadium Friday, September 17th and Saturday, September 18th to take part in the Relay for Life. This event was put on by the American Cancer Society in order to help raise money for cancer awareness. These two days were filled with emotional and inspiring speeches. On Friday, the evening started with opening ceremonies with a welcoming speech given by Black Hills State University President Thomas O. Flickema. A wrenching true story of a cancer survivor was given by Helene Duhamel. Not only did she focus on how cancer has affect her life, but the lives of others. Duhamel thought she had the battle with cancer won, her mother was diagnosed with
cancer and died a couple months later. When approached by the Relay for Life committee to be the opening speaker she felt no desire. “I no longer wanted to speak about cancer,” she said. However she found it within herself to tell her story. The relay itself began with the first lap dedicated to cancer survivors who wore construction paper rings on their bodies to represent the number of years they have survived cancer. One participant proudly displayed 51 rings while taking their lap. For the second lap, families of the survivors were asked to take a lap with their loved ones. Everyone was invited to walk around the track on the third lap. During such an event many volunteers are needed to help things go smoothly. BHSU students were found helping with the Cancer Smart
Shop, a tent set up at the end of the track for those interested in learning more about cancer. Various kinds of information were available. To end the evening, Mrs. South Dakota gave a speech to start the Luminary Ceremony. Luminaries, given by the Zonta Club, encircled the track each representing a person in the Spearfish area affected by cancer. “Cancer can really strike anyone,” said Dr. Larry Tentinger, education chairman. His wife was diagnosed with cancer this past New Year’s Eve day. Jeannie Davis, a participate in the relay, wrote a poem telling what the walk meant to her: I walked around a track today, I walked to help a disease to go away, I walked because there is a need, I walked that bodies could
be freed, I walked to give a small child hope, I walked to help someone cope, I walked for a husband and wife, I walked to help prolong life, I walk with my head held high, I walk for that one about to die, I walk excitingly not demure, I walk to help find a cure, I walk for everyone to see, I walk for you, I walk for me. The relay for life was a time of mixed emotion and raised awareness of cancer. Overall this benefit raised over $58,000 this year to help prevent cancer. A big thanks goes out to everyone who participated or donated to the cause. Without their help none of it would have been possible.
September 30, 1999
Improved security keeps campus crime down tions or homicides on campus in the past three years. One reason for this is that BH has a student conduct and ethics code set by the administration, Each year students are asked if they feel safe on which has a zero tolerance policy for misconduct or Black Hills State University campus. Each year the crime on campus. First time violators are subject to disciplinary action, up to and including survey result always concluded expulsion. that, “BH ranks above the nationOne thing that has not changed is the al average,” according to Dr. hen students statistics on assault. In 1997, there were Judith Haislett, vice-president of two assaults reported on campus. The Student Life. “The crime that we keep their eyes and same number was reported in 1998. do have is low even when com- ears open, it makes Unfortunately, drug-related offenses pared to the other state universi- our jobs much easier.” are on the rise. There were eight drugties.” In 1997, 23 students were ~Myron Sullivan II related offenses committed last year. Sullivan feels that the students arrested for alcohol violations. deserve credit for keeping the crime rate With the help of Security Officer on campus down. “If a crime happens the Myron Sullivan II and Officer Smith, alcohol violations have dropped approxi- best thing is to report it,” said Sullivan, “When students keep there eyes and ears open that makes our mately 36 percent to 19. BH has not had a problem with weapons viola- jobs much easier.” Kimberly Schubert Staff Writer
Student Senate tackles tough campus issues The Senate is currently working on several issues that confront the students of Black Hills State University. As most of you know, we are currently evaluating the prospect of allowing alcohol to be consumed on campus in designated areas. This issue is very complex and by means easily achievable. no We are currently gathering student opinions on this issue in an effort to determine whether or not to proceed with this agenda. It is my hope that students will approach the Senate in an effort to inform us of their stance regarding this issue. The Senate has passed a resolution asking for an upgrade and continuous maintenance of the stairs on St. Joe St leading into our campus. This resolution also requested lighting be erected along
New Student Senators Jon Judge, Muglia, and Andy Miller the stairs in an effort to provide safety on the walkway. This resolution has been given to President Flickema and he will
present it to the city of Spearfish; the walkway is city property, o t n University property. We as a body, along with the UP Team and several other photo by Nikki Cloud o r g a n i z a Jesse Martin, Crystal tions, are also examining the prospect of bringing a renowned band to our campus. Names such as the Red Hot Chili Peppers,
Smash Mouth, and Kid Rock have been brought to the foreground. It is my hope that we will succeed in organizing this activity. Finally, we are looking at upgrading the materials in the Academic Assistance Center. It has been brought to our attention that the current materials are out dated. With any luck, we will be able to provide more current materials that correspond with classes currently being taught. I hope you are settling into the routine of yet another year. Special thanks to the Today for their support of the Senate and wishes for continued success to our football and volleyball teams. Sincerely, David Steele BHSU Student Assn President
September 30, 1999
Walesa... speaker series in April1987. The speaker series was started when Madeline A. Young, a 1924 graduate of Spearfish Normal School, provided an endowment of $300,000. Since the school has received this endowment, the original amount has never been touched. The full $300,000 was invested and the money that is earned from the interest is what is used to pay for the speakers. She felt by providing this endowment, many more individuals would be able to reap the benefits versus a scholar-
continued from page 1 ship. Young’s intent was to bring in speakers that will challenge and enhance the many interests of the community. Steve Meeker, Director of Institutional Advancement said, “Speakers do not come every year because of the cost. At times we have to wait for more interest to accrue before someone can come.” Walesa is being brought to Black Hills State University for $30,000. In order to select a speaker that will appeal to a
Survey... the wants and needs of the students. The results of the survey taken in the spring of 1998 showed that students considered the strengths of BH to include faculty preparation, the approachability of the staff, the security of the campus and the tutoring programs. Even with all these great results, to Haislett the most important result of the survey was that it “opened communication among students, faculty, and administration.” She is referring to the fact that after the results
wide range of interests, a committee is set up and together they decide who should be brought in. The committee consists of Meeker, Jane Klug, Director of the Student Union, Ted Hunt, President of the Alumni Association, and Dr. George Earley, Professor of History, College of Arts and Science.Madeline Young set no specific standards as to what kind of speaker should be selected, but as Jane Klug said, “They should be educational as well as give an inspirational speech.”
Other considerations are that the speaker should bring students, faculty, and the community together for a night of interaction with discussion and learning. The speaker should also be prestigious and well known or that the topic would be of interest to the majority of the people. Mark Norby, a BHSU senior, said, “He (Walesa) was the man at the forefront during the beginning of the end of communism in Eastern Europe. I’m looking forward to the opportunity to hear him speak.”
continued from page 1 were compiled the administration put together 10 student focus groups. The Director of Student Services, Jane Klug, helped put these focus groups together by getting recommendations from professors and putting a sign-up sheet in the student union for any BH students to sign-up to take part in a focus group. “We tried to get a good cross section of the student body” to be in the groups,Klug said. These groups then met with President Thomas Flickema to discuss the results of the survey in
more detail. Flickema President believes that many good things came out of his discussions with the student focus groups. He said, “Sometimes in the discussions things would emerge that we (the administration) hadn’t thought about. Students have ideas to solve problems that we hadn’t thought about before.” In fact, the Cyberspots that can now be found in the Student Union, the E.Y. Berry Library and all around campus are a direct result of students’ answers on the 1998 survey saying
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they wanted more available computers on campus. The results of the 1999 survey have already been announced to some groups and organizations around campus and they will be printed in an upcoming Today edition. The administration will begin putting new student focus groups together soon. Once again this year these groups will be meeting with President Flickema to discuss the results. Keep your eyes open for these results and for the effects these results will have.
Tuition... continued from page 1 dents attending school starting the Fall of 2000. “There’s one thing you’ve got to get clear here and that is that I’m not saying there won’t be an increase. I just don’t know,” Anderson emphasized. The Board of Regents unveiled their projected budget and total cost increases over the next five years to the Student Federation earlier in the month in Pierre. The budget and increases will continue to be discussed until the legislature appropriates the money to the Regents early next year and the Regents set tuition costs in March. David Steel, Student Association president, after reviewing the projected budget, said, “I think the projections are to low. The Board of Regents have acted on an unrealistic budget. I think it will be higher and the board will try to sell students on the idea that the increase is needed.” Although the tuition increase remains a mystery and no direct answer can be given, students are already forming their opinions. Sommerlyn Mortensen, a freshman at BH, said, “I think that tuition fees are high enough now.” Her concerns about a tuition increase showed when she said, “I hate to see the fees change for the ones who have ... college all planned out. They’ll have to change their plans.” Part of going to college is facing the fact that tuition will be increased throughout some part of college life. Although no straight answers were given as to the possibility, students should start preparing themselves now.
On These Pa ge s 20 years ago Private funds may solve dorm dilemma BH could have new privatelyfinanced resident housing by the fall of 1980, according to college relations director Dr. Charles Schad. Schad said BH president J Gilbert Hause originally proposed that private sources fund new housing on campus. Schad said, “The proposal is that we utilize the land owned by the college for a long term lease. they would establish a fair return on their investment for that period of years. Schad indicated that such plans had been implemented in other states but was not sure if South Dakota had ever tried such a plan.
15 years ago Student Senate reviews free activity ticket policy. The Student Senate has been granting free activity tickets to BH faculty and staff for several years in an effort to attract more attendance at campus events. Now the Student Senate is questioning this practice and is requiring faculty and staff to have their activity tickets punched at the Senate office. The policy may not continue next year if little interest is shown.
10 years ago BHSU offers a new English course A new no-cost, no-credit general english course is available this year at Black Hills State University. The course is designed to help students who aren’t ready for English I or are unable to obtain a C or above average without extra help, or for students who just want help improving their writing skills. Instructor Kent Myers describes his course as “half way class in writing and a half way course where tutors help students with specific problems that they need to get through the course.” The course was started when Student Support Services discovered that a basic English class wasn’t being offered. The Instructional Improvement Committee provided federal grant and Student Support Services covered the rest of the cost.
5 years ago Jackets set school record with 69. Black Hills State University produced a school record 69 points in their 69-40 romp of Huron University Saturday at windy, rainy, Lyle Hare Stadium. In a game billed as a match-up of the number one and two ranked quarterbacks in NAIA Division II football, the offenses of both teams showed up ready to play. While BHSU grounded out a school-record 696 yards of total offense, Huron quarterback Don Fellows padded his top ranking with a 534 yard passing performance, completing 46 passes in 75 attempts. BH will be competing against Tech next Saturday.
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September 30, 1999
Students paddle their way to fun grabbing stories from the talented Brooke England, a junior at BH. Jamie Buitrago, a freshman The Black Hills State University Adventure Center once again provided at BH and a native to Columbia, BH students with a memorable canoe expressed his feelings on the outing on the Niobrara River in trip, “For a Hispanic guy like me, trying to explore new ways Nebraska, Sept. 10-12. Nine diverse students took advan- of interacting through a collectage of this great opportunity to flow tive activity that takes me away leisurely through steep sandstone from the stress of living in a highly developed canyons and lush green country, this trip valleys. The trip was was a reencounter funded by the Adventure o injuries, no with mother Center, excluding the nature.” small camp site fee. submersions, beautiB u i t r a g o A senior at BH, ful waterfalls, and added, “Above all, Shawn Callanan said, wonderful people. this was my time to “The Niobrara was a Complete success.” think deeply about wonderful adventure on the meaning of ‘God’s Playground,’ but most of all I enjoyed the colorful life, friendship, and belonging.” Shane Semmler, who group that I went with.” The weather was very cooperative canoed over a 1,000 miles for the group. It allowed them to bask across Canada and was coin the sun on giant inner tubes which leader along with the capricious begged to be relaxed upon. Another Chris Schultes, felt similar, “I pleasant highlight was getting a free would put this canoe trip to the massage from an exhilarating 40 foot Pepsi Challenge against anything I’ve done in Canada.” waterfall. The Adventure Center, which is The canoers spent their evenings listening to the imaginative, mind located in the lower level of the stu-
Sydney Magnus Staff Writer
dent union, plans these fun trips throughout the year. Valerie Preston, a freshman at BH, summed up the journey by stating,
“No injuries, no submersions, beautiful waterfalls, and wonderful people. Complete success.”
KBHU making new changes was approved and the money granted to KBHU, but another part is needed in order for the whole system to work. With school going at full speed, Another proposal was then made on students are beginning to spend more September 16 to GAFC explaining the time in their cars and in class than at need for more money. Now KBHU is home in front of the TV. This means just waiting for GAFC to make their that the local radio stations are being decision. “We went to the student center and made our proposal, now we are listened to a lot more. For local radio stations this is an waiting for it to go through the lengthy said Dr. Diamond. advantage. The only problem is that process,” The decision should be made by our school radio KBHU the Buzz is September 24. If the having minor problems proposal is approved, getting the new equipthen KBHU will be off ment that was supposed the air for about four hey need to to be installed at the beginning of September. put more into the radio days while the equipment is installed and the The new equipment station because Mass is needed at KBHU so Communications is one staff is being trained. KBHU will then be on that students entering of the most popular the air twenty-four the radio-broadcasting majors in our school.” hours a day instead of workforce can be up to just from 7 a.m. to 1 date. The equipment a.m. being used now is very “They need to put more into the outdated. With some of it dating back to the eighties, it is a disadvantage for radio station because mass communistudents who are planning to become cations is one of the most popular disk jockeys for local or even major majors in our school.,”DJ Cody Odell radio stations across the nation who said. With the new equipment being use current equipment. “Students should be trained on equipment used in installed the University will be saving the work world now,” said Katrin money in the near future. Instead of having the actual compact disks in the Kania. In order for KBHU to get the funds studio, the songs will be pre-recorded needed for the new equipment, Katrin and put on the hard drive, eliminating Kania, General Manager of KBHU, the risk of the disks being stolen. The and Dr. David Diamond, the Faculty hard drive will be able to store up to Advisor, must make a presentation to 3,600 songs. The system will also the General Activity Fund Committee allow KBHU to have better quality or GAFC stating what they need the with no dead air time and listeners will money for and why. The first proposal be put on the air adding to the commu-
Devonn Reardon Staff Writer
photo by Mark Norby
Kristine Martin, senior biology major, hopes to be working with the South Dakota Game Fish and Parks for her electron microspy project.
Science department gains high-powered microscope Mark Norby Staff Writer
If you’re the kind of person who enjoys making a mountain out of a mole hill, then Black Hills State University’s new electron microscope should interest you. The BH science department purchased a $164,000 electron microscope through a grant written by Dr. Mark Gable, professor of biology, for the Major Research Instrama Grant Program. The grant paid for two thirds
of the cost, with BH paying the remainder. Students enrolling in Biol 317/318 (electron microscopy) will be capable of producing images magnified over 100,000 times while still maintaining good resolution. Students in electron microsopy class pick their own projects to study and photograph, gaining valuable hands on experience with state of the art equipment. According to Gable, past subjects have been diverse, running the gamut from mouse sperm to rocks.
Forum BHSU Today
September 30, 1999
Increases just a part of life From the dawning of the age of the modern university world, there has the Max Wetz been the struggle over the Editor-in-Chief price of tuition. Those responsible for making sure the university is able to pay the light bill want as much money as possible so that pet projects can be done without hassle. But those that wind up paying the bills for the administration want to fork over as little as they can and this is not an unreasonable wish. But the fact that prices will rise may be an inevitable one. For the past three years, I have been involved with the Student Senate and the Student Federation. I have seen the debates over tuition first hand. In fact, I was part of the battle, testifying in front of the Appropriations Committee of the State Legislature. Despite our best efforts to halt the oncoming increases, they still came. Over the four and a half years I have been a student in the South Dakota higher education system, I have seen an increase come every March. This year, the Regents unveiled the projected increases for the next five years, so I get to whine about it even earlier. Every year, they explain that “this” or “that” needs improving or we need to be able to compete at a national level, so to fix the problem, they throw more tuition money at it. Don’t get me wrong, I fully support the student fee that we pay to increase facBH SU pay; it is the tuition increases that they say need to oday ulty be increased by an amount two to three times greater E d i t o r i a l than the inflation rate that I don’t appreciate. Tuition money is used to pay faculty, staff and administration for the cost of providing education. There are important things that are paid with tuition, but I just don’t understand how they justify an over-inflated increase because it keeps up with the increases at both private and public colleges across the country. So does this seemingly never-ending procession of increases mean we should give up the fight? No way. We should always question those in authority and hold them to the fire to ensure that we are not paying for more than we need. But remember, costs will increase in every area of life and there is not a whole lot you can do about it, so don’t spend your life stressing about how you are going to pay for next year’s tuition bill. The debate over the projected increases will continue for the next several months, so your time to help in the fight against increases is now. To make a difference, let those in power know how you feel about increases.
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nice enough on the surface but underneath all the ponies and teddy bears strewn about Photo Editor the room, lied a true weirdo. I was sure she was some sort of cartoon-loving vampire. She slept all day with blankets Many stutaped over the windows and would dents living on watch recorded episodes of Disney’s campus right Gummi Bear Adventures all night. now will soon She had five air fresheners plugged in be going home the room and insisted on putting the to tell their parents and old friends they are sure TV on her nightstand facing in they have the weirdest, meanest, towards her bed. Much to my disbedrunkest, dumbest, most selfish per- lief, after two days her exact words were, “ You are too hard to live with. son on the earth as their I’m moving out.” roommate. My final roommate To start this story out that semester, Tami*, correctly I should say that veryone was the closest to nornobody, I don’t care how hates their roommal. Strangely enough, much they protest, gets after about five hours mate. But it’s a good along with their roomof living with her I disway to learn tolermate. They may be best covered we were disfriends outside of that ance and practice tantly related. (That room, but once they get letting your voice be must have explained inside those cinderblock heard.” the normalness.) I waswalls and try to decide n’t with her for very who gets the bottom bunk, long, once I finally found someone all hell breaks loose. sane, I decided to transfer. The first semester I lived in a To sum up, everyone hates their dorm I was so excited and nervous I roommate. Everyone. But it’s a good threw up. (What a great impression way to learn tolerance and practice that made on my roommate.) Her letting your voice be heard. name was Angel* and she only lasted Personally I was a coward and gave two months. She was a freshman with up the fight by moving in with my a thing for love beads, peace signs, younger sister. She is pretty easy to and she had just discovered drinking. get along with, but whenever we have She would come home around 4:00 a fight I can sit on her and tap on her am every morning, turn on all the forehead until I get my way. Actually lights and the TV, then pass out. After her fifth minor consumption in a that works well with most freshman month, she decided she needed to find too. a new, more fun-loving, roommate *All names have been changed to like herself. She moved out. protect the guilty. Then came April*. She seemed
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Yes, because then BH would have more to offer and maybe a little more student support in athletics.
The more the better. It would be so fun to play woman’s soccer for BH. Sydney Magnus
Yes, I think wrestling and baseball programs should be added at BH. It would up recognition and enrollment at the university.
September 30, 1999
The Spencers’ magical performance unteered to go on stage and help with very quietly, holding their breaths until brought to campus. “It really was an one of the tricks. She said, “So many roughly two minutes later he came out. excellent show, especially since it was people have come up to me and asked Justin Gamber, a freshman at BH, free. The UP Team did a good job bringhow he got the dollar in the lemon, but I said “It was better than I thought it ing them here,” said Alan Carroll, a have no idea how he did it since I was would be. His tricks were exceptional senior at BHSU. holding the lemon the entire time.” compared to other magicians I have Not only did their tricks impress me Kevin’s wife and assistant, Cindy, seen.” but so did their genuine personalities. It was more in the shadows but her talent The Spencer’s were brought to cam- was obvious they wanted to be here and Nikki Cloud showed through as well. She added her pus by the UP Team. I feel they did an performing magic for them is a dream Forum Editor own finesse while assisting Kevin. She excellent job and the numbers prove it. A come true. Before ending the evening, also was the one that directed the helpers total of 470 people from Spearfish Kevin left everyone with a thought. Even On September 16, I went to see the on the stage by telling them what to do. turned out to see the Spencer’s perform though dreams may seem far off and no extraordinary performance of the Cindy also participated in the tricks her- their cutting edge magic. one is around to support you, you still Spencer’s. With their special lighting self and when that happened your mind Several days later I heard people talk need to go after your dreams. You will be and their puzzling magical tricks, they whirled even more when you stopped to about the performance and the general much happier doing something you love had their audiences attention from the think of how Kevin and Cindy switched response was that the Spencer’s have than doing something just for the money. start. places. It was especially amazing been one of the best performances During the performance I glanced because Kevin started the trick tied around the auditorium and noticed in ropes and Cindy was the one tied everyone’s attention was focused on in ropes by the end of the trick stage. Since Kevin, who actually does which took a short 10 seconds. the magic tricks, did the Another aspect tricks so fast you did that I really enjoyed not want to miss a thing. about the show was You could actually see o many people the Spencer’s not only people’s mind whirling have come up to me did their own original while trying to figure and asked how he got tricks, but they copied out how the tricks were the dollar in the lemon, a trick from the done. I found myself but I have no idea how famous Houdini. The several days later thinkone he did was the ing about how he did it. he did it since I was can trick. milk Unfortunately I have holding the lemon the Kevin’s hands were entire time .” not figured it out. wrapped in chains and Something that I he got into the milk ~Susie Adams can filled to the top really enjoyed about the Spencer’s performance with water. Before he was that they selected got inside he informed everyone he people from the audience to help with was to be given three minutes to the different tricks. Those on stage even get out and if he was not out by added to the magic because they were then to get him out. Kevin was very really trying to figure out how the tricks up front and told everyone even were done. Despite the birds eye view, though he has practiced this many photo by Antonia Kucera they were not able to give any insight on times, there have been incidents the magic either. Junior Casey Kelly (left), Freshman Troy Russel, and other BH students surwhen he has not been able to get Susie Adams was one of those vol- out. Everyone in the audience sat round the hidden trunk from which Kevin Spencer miraculously escaped.
It’s no Act; Theater is back in school Jared Eben Staff Writer
The thespians at Black Hills State University are back and hard at work on Oscar Wilde’s play, “The Importance of Being Earnest,” to be preformed Oct. 14, 15 and 16 at 8 p.m. Auditions for the show were held in late August with 30 to 40 people doing cold reading style auditions. “Earnest” is being directed by Dr. Pam Wegner who is also in charge of costumes for the show. Al Sandau, head of the theater department, is designing the set for “Earnest.” Nine actors make up the cast of the play, with many techies working on the set and other technical aspects. Interestingly
Nov 9 - Northern Hills Honors Band, 6:30 p.m.,Cook Gym Nov 18 - BHSU Jazz Ensemble, 7:30 p.m., SU Multipurpose Room Dec 5 - BHSU Choir and Wind Ensemble Concert, 2:30 p.m., St. Joseph’s Catholic Church
the actors are required to speak throughout the entire show with English dialects. The show is a comedy about two women who are looking to fall in love with two men that are named Earnest who made up false names for their social lives. Dr. Weaner said that the show is a “classic comedy and one of the great plays of English literature.” The playwrite Oscar Wilde said that “Earnest” is a “serious play for silly people.” The rest of the theater year looks exciting with the following shows coming: “Diviners” by James Leonard, Jr. in December, “Into the Woods” by Stephen Sondheim in February, and “Come Blow Your Horn” by Neil Simon in April. Sophomore Gene Pesicka who has
been involved with the “Prelude to a Kiss” and “A Christmas Carol” productions said that, “...the atmosphere is laid back and easy going, you are expected to be professional and are treated that way.” Oakley Rathbun, freshman, has been involved with theater at his high school and community theater troupe and plans on auditioning for one or more of the plays. Rathbun said, “I think it will be interesting and exciting to see how the program here compares with the other programs that I have worked with.” Whether you work on the tech crew, perform on stage, or just participate in the audience, the BH Theater is a great place to have fun and get involved on campus.
Focus BHSU Today
September 30, 1999
Generations keep swarming campus Families continue to like the quality of education, opportunities, chance to be together College in Rapid City. While there, he managed to juggle one job as a security guard for the college, and a job working in Imagine walking through Jonas with Spearfish at a group home for the juveniles. your friends by your side, talking casually He also lived on campus, which was an about homework you should of done, pro- experience he really liked. Toavs commented, “It was a really neat fessors that you’ve moved onto your hit-list, or the latest party you attended. As you experience. I was afraid the kids wouldn’t round the corner here comes your mom accept me. As time went on, I became really straight for you. Most people would panic, close to some of them. We would sit in my but not a few of the students here at Black room and talk about all sorts of issues. They Hills State University. Some students actu- respected the fact that I was not only their ally attend school with members of their security guard and an adult, but also a student just like them.” families. He attended NAU for one year. After BHSU Senior Tim Toavs, who is studyone year of ing in the traveling tourism back and department, is forth from the father of Rapid City one of those to Spearfish students. he decided Although he he that made the first w o u l d to move enroll at BH attend BH, his for convedaughter nience sake. quickly folfor Here lowed in his work, he steps. After an sells adverauto accident tising for the in Boulder T o d a y Canyon, he newspaper. couldn’t conIn his spare tinue his time he also lifestyle. He courtesy photo does small decided to fol- Austine and Tim Toavs. c l a i m s low a dream court, bankof returning to school. He became a part of the vocational ruptcy claims, collections, and probate rehabilitation program in South Dakota. searches for a local doctor. He also works in There he chose tourism as his main focus the Student Assistant Center mentoring new for his degree. Toavs started at National students. He answers any questions that arise while new students trudge through their first few weeks at college. Toavs also mentored his daughter, Austine Toavs, into attending BH. Austine, a junior, is studying Political Science. With a little persuasion, she started school shortly after her dad. “I came down to visit him and I was only planning to stay a month and I hadn’t decided where to attend school, but I knew I Amber L. Lingen Focus Editor
wanted to go. My dad had a lot to do with the decisions I made. As much as I didn’t want him to influence me, he still did,” said Austine. Tim said, “BH is a good school, and I talked to her about that. We missed 16 years of our life together and I think she, along with me, wanted to see what kind of life we could have together.” “We had four classes together in the first semester. For her it was probably a burden, but for me it was really neat. In a way, it was a way to spend some time together,” Tim went on to say. During that time together, the two of them even did a skit together in theatre orientation class. The skit was about a mother and a son, so the roles were reversed between the two of them. They enjoyed that experience most of all. “That skit was an irreplaceable moment, I wish I had a camera for that occasion,” said Austine. They agreed that the biggest benefit of having another member of their family on campus, would be the instant support team. Another family on campus, the Schambers, would also agree to that statement. Dr. Sandy Schambers, a professor in the Education department here at BH, followed her two daughters here. Being the parent she didn’t pave the way for Kristen and Wendy, she followed their footsteps. She was a teacher at Douglas High School in Rapid City for many years, but finished her doctorate, and applied at BH. “When I first heard about the opening position here I asked for the girl’s permission to apply. Kristen and Wendy were already students here. I did that because this was their space and place to be. I didn’t know how they would react. So they hashed it over, and said go for it, but they also joked that I wouldn’t get the position,” quoted Dr. Schambers. Kristen Schambers graduated in the spring of 1999. She is currently a biology teacher in Sturgis. Wendy Schambers and her sister, Kimberly Schambers both currently are studying at BH. Last year all three girls attended BH with their mom teaching here. Wendy is a senior and will be graduat-
ing in the spring with a degree in Secondary Education with a math emphasis, and a minor in Business Education. Kimberly is studying in the Tourism and Hospitality Management field. She is currently a sophomore. Both Wendy and Kimberly chose this college due to it’s location, tuition rates, and the scenic area. They also carry jobs here on campus. Wendy is a tutor at the Student Support Center, while Kimberly works at the Student Union information desk. Wendy is involved in activities such as, Math Club, Student Ambassadors, Campus Ventures, Kappa Delta Phi, and the Hacky Sack Club. Kimberly is also involved in the Math Club and Campus Ventures. “My younger sister, Kimberly, joined the Math Club with some influence from me, but I think she just wanted the free pizza,” joked Wendy. Dr. Schambers, when asked about her influence on her daughters college experience, had this to say, “When it came to the girls deciding what they wanted to study, I don’t think I had any influence, other than letting them know how important a degree is to have. I do believe that BH is a big enough campus where the girls can go their own ways and do their own things.” As all of these people would agree, there are more benefits than negative aspects to having your family on campus with you, it gives you a commonality. “One negative aspect, although a small one, is sometimes you feel like you don’t have your own life. You always seem to be keeping track of the other members of your family. I worked at Wall Drug this summer and I soon realized how much I missed my family. It gave me time to realize how much I liked and appreciated their support, and company,” said Kimberly. Family time for these families is actually less than one may believe. Since none of them live in their parents homes, they have to schedule in quality time just like any other family. A special bond has been made between all of these family’s that many people may never experience. So instead of panicking when they see a family member rounding the corner, they all smile.
Higher ed a family affair Kate Bradley Staff Writer
Returning to school was a subject I had pondered and discussed so much I think no one ever thought I would actually do it. College was a “someday “ subject. So when I asked my son Sean, a junior at Black Hills State University, how he would feel if I was on the same campus, all I got was the deer-in-theheadlights stare. After a few moments to collect himself, there was a resounding “Cool. Just so we’re not in the same class.” When I came to register, I was both excited and scared. After all, I’ve been in nursing since I was 15. That’s a long time! It’s part of my blood. Being a 40something grandma on campus was going to be a very harsh change. Sean led me into registration and stayed until I was busy with paperwork. Then, with a “See you later!” he turned his back and headed down the hall. Visions of kindergarten not so many years ago danced through my head. Now the roles have reversed. He’s proven to be an invaluable resource to me numerous times. And he’s full of encouragement when I’m feeling very middle aged and out of touch. This year we even have a class together and so
far we’re surviving. almost as much as I did when she lived The best part of being on the same two blocks away from me! I make it a campus is I get to see him more than I point to stop in after classes just to keep in would otherwise. We can arrange to have touch. Heather told me she never could lunch or just sit and talk for a few min- have made the move to a different school utes. He can still build his own life away without knowing she had the support of from home both Sean and and I can I at hand. It’s still be part different of it withwhen you out interhave the fering. responsibility This year of two small is an added children. It’s b o n u s hard to do because everything my daughalone. ter and Just as grandchilwith Sean, dren are she can create also now some indeon campendence and p u s . I can still photo by Rachel Adams remain Heather an transferred Heather Geidel, Kate Bradley, Sean Bradley. active part of as a sophoher life. more from National American University As far as I’m concerned, there are no in Rapid City because of the availability negatives to having all three of us on camof on campus housing and daycare. As a pus. It allows us to keep in touch while single parent, both are of primary con- each is pursuing his or her own goals. We cern. Having her on the same campus get to watch each other grow in a very with Sean and I is wonderful. I see her unique situation.
Health BHSU Today
“New alternatives” in medical treatment can help bring good health
throws Qi out of balance and the Yin and Yang parts go with it. This causes illness in the body and acupuncAlternative medicines have ture is said to restore the balance. One of the methods of acupuncbeen practiced for centuries, but it hasn’t been until of late that they ture being used today are Electrohave been accepted. Herbal reme- Acupuncture, which is the use of dies have been used as an alternative small electrical impulses through medicine for centuries. Acupuncture the needle. This method is used for has also been a practiced medical pain relief or prevention. A method of acupuncture used treatment for over 5,000 years by the Chinese. Aromatheraphy is con- more commonly in the U.S. is ear sidered a simple home remedy, yet it acupuncture. The ear has a rich is, in fact, both a specific science nerve and blood supply, so the theoand a deeply complex art as a “new ry is it would have connections to alternative,” they are helping people the whole body. This method has been successful in treating problems with illness and overall well being. Herbal remedies are an impor- ranging from obesity to drug addiction. These are tant way to heal the body only a few ways or to keep it healthy. that acupuncture Plants are packed with has been used as nutrition and healing edical docjuices. Used in the right tors are not allowed to an “new alternative” medicine. amount they can be used prescribe herbs to The most comto cleanse the body of all patients as a medical mon ailments bad things that cause currently being infection or disease. One treatment.” treated are lower type of herb is Tonic ~Kay Huhnrekoch b a c k a c h e , which prevents disease. headaches, allerIt usually comes in the reaction, gic form of strong herbal tea. Herbal tonic is nature’s way of feed- anxiety disorders and depression. Acupuncture and herbal remeing the body back to good health. Today only a quarter of pre- dies are not available to all because scription drugs in the United States most insurance companies will not actually contain a compound pick up the bill. They are not considderived from plants. Synthetic ered a valid form of treatment. Aromatheraphy is to seek good chemicals created in laboratories are easier and cheaper to manufacture, physical, emotional, mental, and but chemical synthetics cause side spiritual health, and balance. effects, while many plants, used Aromatheraphy uses essential oils from plants, which have not been whole, do not. While herbal remedies may adulterated with added natural or have some benefits, medical doctors synthetic substances. When inhaled they trigger an do not even bring up alternative emotional response in the limbic medicines to patients. “Medical doctor’s are not system, which is the seat of memoallowed to prescribe herbs to ry, learning and emotion. Essential patients as a medical treatment,” oils can produce a relaxed, stimulatsaid Kay Huhnrekoch, physician ed, or soothed state. Rui Suket a junior at BH said, “I assistant at the Black Hills State use candles to help relax me at the University health department. In most Western cultures, end of the day.” Throughout the world many acupuncture has been considered a “new alternative” medicine. In reali- types of remedies are being looked ty acupuncture has been a practiced at with a new zeal. By going back medical treatment for over 5,000 several centuries, we are discoveryears. Acupuncture is the insertion ing there are many other different of fine needles into the body’s sur- ways to cure an illness other than face, in order to influence physio- buying over-the-counter medicine. Whether using acupuncture, logical functioning of the body. Shen Nung, the father of Chinese aromatheraphy, or herbal remedies, medicine stated that Qi consists of these “new” alternatives are taking all essential life activities, which our society by storm, helping coninclude the spiritual, emotional, trol illness and overall well being. mental and physical aspects of life. If Qi pathways are obstructed, it
April Lutheran Staff Writer
September 30, 1999
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Question: “Why does my knee hurt when I run?”
Approximately 25% of all sports injuries involve the knee. The “runner’s knee,” due primarily to overuse, is the most common. It is characterized by a dull, aching pain, either around or under the Dr. Deborah Fromm knee cap. Initial treatment is usually conservative. A mainstay of therapy includes a short-term course of NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs), such as ibuprofen or naprosyn. Additionally, rest or a reduction in activity is strongly advised. Occasional ice to the affected knee, as well as physical therapy, can also be beneficial. If conservative treatment fails, further evaluation is indicated. Your physician will likely obtain a careful history, asking such questions as: onset of injury, location and type of pain, and conditions that aggravate or improve the discomfort. Furthermore, your physician will perform a careful physical examination. X-Rays may also assist in the diagnosis. Additional treatment may incorporate corticosteroid injections to alleviate pain and inflammation. If injuries suggest more serious damage, surgery may be contemplated. Finally, it is important to discuss preventative measures. Purchase good-fitting shoes that offer support, and facilitate absorption of the impact. Utilize exercises that strengthen the quadriceps and hamstrings. Instead of abruptly lengthening or intensifying your workout, make gradual changes to your running regimen. Most importantly, when pain develops, do not compound the injury by continuing to run. Rather, follow the points outlined above so that your running plans will extend on
Counseling offered on campus Becky Jorgensen Staff Writer
We all know that being a college student is not easy. There are many choices that have to be made and many tests to pass. Sometimes the stress of being a student can be a challenge and it can be difficult to handle day to day situations. Fortunately, Black Hills State University understands that life as a student can be difficult at times, and in order to help students cope with the challenges of college life they offer counseling services on campus. Christa Fye, Black Hills State University Retention Counselor, says students can call and set up an appointment with one of the three counselors on campus. The campus also works with Behavior Management Systems in Spearfish where students may go for addi-
tional counseling. When counseling is needed at night or on the weekends students living on campus can speak with their Resident Advisors or Hall Director. Behavior Management Systems also offers a 24 hour 800 number. “It doesn’t have to be someone in a crisis situation, just somebody facing life decisions,” answered Christa Fye when she was asked who should take advantage of the counseling services. Fye also explained that her and her colleagues speak with a lot of students about careers and relationships. This is an excellent opportunity to get advice or talk with someone about things in your life that you sometimes can not handle by yourself. For further information or to set up an appointment with a counselor please call 642-6259 or stop by the Student Assistance Center in Cook Hall.
Sports BHSU Today
September 30, 1999
Runners show strength in Dickinson, BH Invitationals Jeff Williamson Staff Writer
The Black Hills State University cross-country team ran away with a first and second place win at the Dickinson Invitational on Friday Sept. 17, in Dickinson North Dakota. The course, located southwest of Dickinson at Patterson Lake, was rough and the BH runners found it hard to get their footing in places. The men competed at a distance of 8 kilometers and the women at 5 kilometers. At one point during the race the runners had to jump a ditch and cross the uneven surface of the lake’s sandy shore, but this didn’t slow down the runners. “The men’s team ran well,” Mike McDaniel said. “We
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Freshman Jesse Palczeqski cools off after the race in Spearfish. She finished 8th overall with a time of 22:33.
preformed a lot better here than at our first meet in Rapid City.” The BH men scored a second place behind the nationally ranked Jamestown, but not without a fight. Brian Oliver came in first with a time of 27:41 and Mike McDaniel came in second with a time of 27:54. Jamestown was not far behind bringing in the third, fourth, fifth and sixth places. Overall BH put three runners in the top ten compared to Jamestown with six. “We just have to stay focused,” McDaniel said. “The competition is salty between Sioux Falls, Dordt, Tech and ourselves. It’s going to take a lot of hard work from everyone on the team.” The Yellow Jacket women also showed strength taking first in the team division over MSU-Billings and bringing in first and second place finishes. Lisa Bomenge crossed the finish line in first place with a time of 20:54 and Monica Headlee came in second, with a time of 21:47. Not far behind was the rest of the Lady Jackets command, all crossing the finish in the top twelve. “The Jamestown meet was not as climactic as last week for the team,” Lisa Bomengen said. “With only seven other girls running against us the competition was not as great.” The women are also running well and are looking at a great season. “It’s going to take the whole team, everyone has to run tough. We are relying on every single girl to come out on top.” Bomengen said. BHSU head Coach Scott Walkinshaw believes that things are looking good for the team and says that they should be tough competition the time of conference.“If the hard work and dedication that these athletes have shown putt in these past weeks is kept up, we shall be definite competition come conference time,” Walkinshaw said. Black Hills State cross-country brought things closer to home on Friday Sept. 24th, at the Yellow Jacket Invitational located at the Spearfish Canyon Country Club. Participating teams included Colorado State-Colorado Springs, Tech and Black Hills State University. Both of the Black HIlls women and the men ran well placing five runners in the top ten. Lisa Bomengen of BH came in third overall and first for the yellow jackets with a time of 20:47. Mike McDaniel crossed the finish line in second place and first for BH with a time of 29:11. Colorado State-Colorado Springs had two meets before that were 6,000 feet and 7,500 feet and dropping down to Spearfish was not a problem for them. Black Hills
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Senior Brian Oliver battles it out with a Colorado State runner at the Spearfish Invite. gave way to a competitive race that ended up in a close second to the Nationally ranked women of CUCS and a first place team victory for the BH men over CUCS. “You can tell the dedication of the cross-country team, when we run a race and the same afternoon run a practice. I think that it will pay off for us in the end.” Scooter Hayes said. The Yellow Jacket men and women can be caught at home on November 5th in the SDIC Conference Championship.
University looks at possible sports expansion Cindy Knecht Staff Writer
Throughout the years, Black Hills State University has had several different sports programs. Currently BHSU sponsors football, volleyball, men’s and women’s basketball, men’s and women’s track and field. In the past there has been wrestling, men’s baseball, women’s softball, and golf and tennis for men. Recently there has been a push by area sports-fans to bring back wrestling, baseball, and the rapidly growing sport of soccer. Can and will the University add another sport
on request? There are three major contributors to that answer. First and most importantly, the University must find money to support scholarships, equipment, coaching staff and travel funds. “Cost is a factor,” said BHSU President Thomas Flickema. “We are having trouble funding the sports we have now.” Many of the student athletes are participating with little to no help from the university. Most of the money for athletics, according to Athletic Director Dave Little, comes from state money, the gate receipts of sports that charge spectators, and the biggest contribu-
tion is pad by the students under the General Activities fee. Additional money is donated to the Green and Gold Scholarship fund which has raised nearly $90,000 this year, noted President Flickema. The second factor to adding another sport is competition. With the South Dakota - Iowa conference dismantling itself, BHSU will be entering the DAK 10, a North and South Dakota conference. I f the university added a sport, it would need to be a sport that was played by other colleges in the area. According to Howard Perry, the faculty athletic representative, one of the major reasons baseball has been dropped is because of the number of classes the team missed due to travel and tournament schedules. Therefore BHSU is not likely to add a sport that requires excess travel. The third factor has to do with gender equity. The university, by law, cannot have more men’s sports that women’s. Right now the numbers are even with four for each. However, President Flickema pointed out, the football team tips the scales with over 70 players and 10 coaches. “If there were to be an expansion tea,” said Flickema, “it would need to be a woman’s sport.” Considering finance, competition, and gender equity, the university does not foresee adding another sport in the near future. But as our school continues to grow, new sports programs are not out of the question.
Yellow Jackets spring back with win in Jamestown Jeff Williamson Staff Writer
Black Hills State University battled back from a devastating loss with an outstanding 57-35 win at Jamestown University on Saturday September 18. The first quarter ended in a 14-14 battle between the two schools. The second quarter was similar with BH scoring 16 points and J a m e s t ow n scoring 15 points to end the half at 30-29. The third quarter was a different story. The Yellow Jackets blasted away with two unanswered touchdowns and racked up a total of 21 points to add to the third quarter score of 51-35. The Yellow Jacket’s defense showed strength shutting down Jamestown in the fourth quarter allowing them no touchdowns. This gave the offense another chance to put points on the board, adding six to end the game. We just pulled our selves together and played football. It was a fun win, players commented.
Local riders wrap up mountain biking season Amanda Olson Staff Writer
The Black Hills Mountain Bike Association(BHMBA) finished their State series Sunday, Sept. 19 at Deer Mountain Ski Resort in Lead. The series included seven races throughout the Black Hills region and Pierre. The local, non-profit organization promotes cycling and has been coordinating races approximately 15 years in the Black Hills. “Black Hills is a very good place for racing because of the high quality terrain and altitude,” explains John Walker, six-year cyclist and race coordinator. Classes and categories were established at closing of registration at the first race and carried throughout the race
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Sophomore Sarah Bowen takes a breather after taking second place in the sports division.
series. Riders were classified by their age as of December 31 of the current year and categorization was based on ability. Points were allotted on finishing position in each race with the lowest race being allowed to be thrown out of the average. Points were tallied at the end of the Series to determine awards. Riders started registration at 8:00 a.m. Sunday morning and geared up for the sport race to begin at 10:00. A few competing in the Pre-Junior class, ages 13-15, were, David Fualk and Justin Steber. Both Fulk and Steber have been racing for three years and belong to the BHMBA. These Newcastle residents train with cross-country running and have participated in all seven races. The boys finished the year with a first place for Steber and third for Fulk. Black Hills State University student Sarah Bowen does running also and trail rides with a friend to keep fit for the races. With her new bike Bowen raced only in the Pierre and Deer Mountain races. Bowen placed second in the Women’s Sport class. Bowen, a Wellness Management major, said, “If I would have pre-rode the course, it would have been better. The race was fun and I still have lots of energy left. I am only out there for fun, this year!” Jeff Williamson, another BH student competed in the Deer Mountain race Sunday. Running road races and a few bike races prepared Williamson for a finish of 48:45 time on the course. The Mass Communication major found excitement in the mountainous terrain. “I liked not knowing what was ahead of me, because it was my first time at this race,” explains Williamson. “It’s a rush flying down those steep hills, knowing you could flip at anytime!” Third year members, Kurt Thoemke and Chris Brauer from Rapid City enjoy being part of the BHMBA. The association sets up picnics, pre-rides before a race, and “fun” rides on local trails. They also set up trial runs at Storm Mountain to race against the clock. “The organization also helps new people in the area looking of good trails.” explains Brauer.
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The advanced and expert division shown here were the first to take off from the starting line at this year’s season finale.
Mavericks tie-up BH in three straight sets Team hosts Dakota Wesleyan University tonight The Yellow Jackets came away from the game with an idea of what they needed to work on. “Playing a team of such caliber always has some posiThe Black Hills State volleyball team traveled to Rapid tive and negatives,” said Albers. On the positive side, Student Assistant City Tuesday, September 14 to play National Coach Debbie Cano complimented the team American University in a best of five match. on playing with enthusiasm and intensity In the last four seasons the NAU even thought they were behind. Mavericks have recruited players from it’s sisOn the negative side, Coach Cano said ter college in Brazil to play in the United review of the taped match showed blocking States. This year seven Brazilian’s are on the weaknesses, leaving holes for NAU to hit roster with five of them starting. through. The Brazilian’s level of play posed probSimilarly, Albers commented that the lems for Black Hills State as they lost 3-15, 8team needed to react more quickly on 15, and 4-15. Head Coach Jhett Albers noted defense, noting that they got many touches the head-set going in to a game with NAU is on the ball but the team couldn’t control their important. digs. “If you go in with the attitude that you’re Even after the loss, the team felt optigoing to outplay them physically and fundamistic about playing more top level teams. mentally you will be disappointed,” said “Wins aren’t going to come overnight,” Albers. said junior right side hitter Courtney Berry. “If you go in looking to improve your “Hopefully the next time we play them, we’ll game level the outcome will be more positive,” commented Albers. Courtney Berry, Junior be even better.” Black Hills State will next be hosting After the game Albers stated, “We could be just as effective offensively (as NAU) when our passes Dakota Wesleyan University tonight at 7:30 p.m. in the Donald E. Young Center. and sets are on.”
Cindy Knecht Staff Writer
Football October 2 Dakota State 9 SD Tech 16 Minot State 23 Univ. of Sioux Falls Volleyball October 1-2 Tech Invitational 15 Dordt College 16 Briar Cliff College 22 Univ. of Sioux Falls 23 Mt. Marty College Cross Country October 2 DSU Invitational 9 Greeley, CO. Invite 16 Dakota Conf.
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