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September 2008


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Academic and Enrollment Services (AES) Room 201, O’Harra Building, (605) 394-2400

The Academic and Enrollment Services Office (AES) provides assistance with course enrollment and other academic services such as student records, registration, veterans’ benefits, student computer information systems, institutional research, and placement and proficiency testing. AES is comprised of four different areas, including Located in the O’Harra Building, room 201, the AES office x Registration and Records, provides “one stop shopping” for all of these services. x Retention and Testing, Stop in or phone the office at 394-2400. x Academic and Student Success Services, and x Student Information Systems/Institutional Research.

Barbara Dolan Director of (AES)

Kathy Amiotte Program Assistant I

Richard Brich Agency Integration Specialist

Dr. Pat Beu Director of Retention and Testing

Kathy Crawford Registration Officer

Linn Miller Tamara Moore Assistant Coordinator Secretary of Academic Support

Deb Renkin Sr. Programmer Analyst

Toni Schauer Registration Officer/ Veteran Affairs

NOTICE OF STUDENT RIGHTS UNDER THE FAMILY EDUCATIONAL RIGHTS & PRIVACY ACT (FERPA) The purpose of FERPA is to protect the privacy rights of students from the indiscriminate collection, maintenance, disclosure and release of personally identifiable student information, including information regarding student status or performance. As a student at SDSM&T, you have the following rights:

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The right to review and inspect your education records. The right to request the amendment of your education records that you believe are inaccurate or misleading, and the right to a hearing if your request for amendment is not granted. The right to consent to disclosures of personally identifiable information contained in your education records, except to the extent that FERPA authorizes disclosure without consent. The right to file a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education concerning alleged failures by SDSM&T to comply with the requirements of FERPA.

What are the potential Problems for students at the School of Mines?

There are no restrictions on the release of directory information, also known as public information, unless you make a request to prevent such disclosure.

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This would prevent release without specific authorization by you on a case-by-case basis. Directory information includes your name, local and permanent mailing addresses, telephone number, e-mail address, photograph (e.g., yearbook photos), date and place of birth, major field of study, dates of attendance, grade level, enrollment status (e.g., undergraduate or graduate; full-time or part-time), participation in officially recognized activities and sports, weight and height of members of athletic teams, degrees, honors and awards received, and the most recent educational agency or institution attended. Some directory information appears in the Student/Faculty/Staff Directory, which is available online and may be accessed by faculty, staff and students. To prevent publication of your directory information, you must complete the Request to Prevent Disclosure of Directory Information form available in the Office of Academic and Enrollment Services (AES), located in O’Harra 201 (394-2400). A printable request form is also available on the South Dakota School of Mines home page. AES staff can provide additional information regarding FERPA and the restriction of disclosure of directory information.

GI Bill

Homesickness Academic (classroom) challenges Not being academically prepared Personal adjustment problems Lack of career focus or undecided goals Immaturity Changes in career interest Alcohol and substance abuse Interpersonal conflicts Test anxiety and stress Feeling overwhelmed Procrastination and time management Problems

Learn more about it! Talk with Dr. Pat Beu, Director of Retention and Testing at 394-2400.

Results of Last Spring's Pre-Registration Incentives Last May, in an effort to better serve students, SDSM&T administration provided incentives for students to pre-register for fall 2008 and/or spring 2009 in advance. Early registration is important because it insures that students have a wide choice of classes and helps the administration plan for future terms. The results of the "incentives" are:

If you are currently in the National Guard or recently out of the service please contact Toni Schauer in the AES office to get your benefits started. Toni can help you get the paperwork completed in order to get your benefits for the Fall 2008 semester. If you are a student at one of the other state schools and are taking SDSMT classes, please see Toni to make sure she has the authorization from your home school to certify you for the Fall 2008 semester.

One - $1,000 tuition incentive: Christopher Hammrich Twelve - $100 Mines Bookstore credits incentives: Stephen Perez

Kyle Hanson

Jeremy Clocksin

John Ostheimer

Tyler Cowing

Todd Sherman

Scott Quiett

Benjamin Mollman

Lindsay Walters

Tiffany Strohschein

Shaylyn Krebs

Naraj Vavilala

Congratulations to you all and thanks for registering in advance!

Todd Sherman

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With a degree in Atmospheric Science, you can become a: You can work for such agencies as the National Weather Service, NASA, the EPA, the military, US Forest Service, and other government environmental departments. Private companies hire professional meteorologists to aid in decision-making (for example, companies involved in all aspects of travel need to know where the best – or worst -weather will be for certain kinds of travel. Energy suppliers also rely on estimates of weather conditions for both heating and cooling demands.) You have opportunities to be a part of cutting-edge science conducting research for the National Science Foundation, NASA, USGS, EROS Data Center, or in a university setting, such as at IAS here as SDSM&T. Private companies also have their own Research & Development departments to study the latest in environmental issues.

Some of our graduates have chosen careers as professors at universities across the country – universities such as Colorado State, University of Alabama-Huntsville, SUNY-Oneonta, New Mexico Tech, and even here at SDSM&T! Be a part of the elite group of professors who train the next group of scientists and meteorologists.

You can work for a number of agencies as a weathercaster. Perhaps you like to be “on camera”, presenting the weather forecast to your local community or nationwide, or “on the web”. Television, radio, and the internet are all available sources of employment as a media weathercaster. Several of our students have worked for local television stations, gaining valuable experience for future work in the media.

For more information on the opportunities that await you, please contact Dr. Bill Capehart or Dr. Mark Hjelmfelt in Atmospheric Sciences or any of the research staff of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences. They would gladly speak with you about where you can go from here! Please contact the secretary, Pam Cox, at 394-2291, to schedule an appointment to meet with someone in the Department of Atmospheric Sciences.

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BAJA SAE Do you enjoy cars, off-roading, shooting sports, or working in the shop? Would you rather “learn by doing” than by being shown? If so, come visit us Thursdays @ 4 in CB204E to see what a Top 10 Baja team is all about!!

Meetings: Thursdays at 4:00 in CB204E Contact:

*Roadies generally organize a separate ride on a different day.

*No experience required; just no whiners!

*Bikes are available

*Free food will be provided on the first and the last ride of the season.

Meet outside in the Surbeck Parking lot every Sunday at 1:00pm for a 2 to 4 hour trip into the hills for a mountain biking experience.

Sunday Ride!

The South Dakota School of mines Cycling Club is dedicated to offering students the opportunity to meet other cyclists and get into the hills and experiences them at full capacity.

“Biking offers a different perspective of the Black Hills and an outlet for stress.” –Karl Nelson

Why Bike:

Projects The Eastern bike path in Rapid is known to be littered with trash. Once a semester the cycling club will go out and clean the east end of it.

Mickelson Trail In October members of the cycling club will ride some or all of the old railroad bed that cuts through the heart of the Black Hills. The trail is 109 miles long.

Journey to Moab, UT In March of 2008 the bike club traveled to Moab for spring break, what is sometimes known as the Mountain Biking Mecca. Maybe we can do it again?

Winter In the winter, to stay active as a group, the cycling club hosts dinner and movie nights on campus. The cycling club provides the food and a cycling orientated movie. Some winter rides are organized, but not many.

No bike = No problem The bike club has its own stock of mountain bikes available to borrow.

The Bad Lands A unique land feature in this area known as the Bad Lands should be explored by anyone visiting or living in the area. The cycling club will make a brief camping trip out there this fall.

Discount Acme Bikes has agreed to give cycling club members 10% off of parts when they show their school ID.

Advice Comes Cheap There are plenty of us to offer help in maintaining your machine. There are also plenty of maps available for riding pleasure. There are even books on how to become a better rider.

Saturday Rides We will regularly have a weekend ride, keep a look out for more information.

Membership to the Cycling Club has benefits. Benefits including the use of club tools, books, and maps, free advice, free rides into the hills, motivation, and a small discount on parts at Acme bike shop.



Big Hills Bring

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School of Mines Department of

Chemistry The Vision

The Department of Chemistry would like to be recognized as a quality ACSapproved program that produces exceptional BS chemists. Our graduates should be able to exceed in their pursuits in any area including becoming a practicing chemist or graduate studies in chemistry, medicine, dentistry – even as far-reaching as finance.

The Education

Upon graduation with a bachelor’s degree in chemistry, students have knowledge of chemical and physical phenomena at the molecular level. They are expected to possess the skills of critical thinking in chemical problem-solving, such as instrumental data interpretation for molecular structure characterization. Students are expected to have a command of the four major subdisciplines of chemistry, namely, analytical, inorganic, organic, and physical chemistry, as well as to be familiar with the chemical literature.

Chemistry graduates of the department distinguish themselves in that the chemistry curriculum gives them ample opportunity to supplement their chemical knowledge with a breadth of other courses, which may be elected from diverse offerings on campus including the humanities, social sciences, biological and physical sciences, mathematics, engineering, and others. This unique latitude inherent within the chemistry curriculum allows students to develop as well-rounded individuals who are able to face and meet the challenges they may anticipate in their chosen careers.

The Medical Dream A large percentage of the BS chemists that graduate from the program have been accepted into medical school in South Dakota, North Dakota and surrounding states.

The Industrial Dream

In the past few years, the number of chemistry internships has increased. These internships are useful for the student who wishes to pursue a job immediately upon graduation. One such internship resulted in two separate $60,000 job offers.

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Civil Engineering < Solve Problems

Our world is experiencing immense changes. Computers, communications and data management have provided new resources that are widely used by the professional civil engineer in providing safe, economical and functional facilities to serve our society.

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What will you do?

Civil Engineering is a people serving profession. It’s all about the planning, construction, operation and maintenance of large, complex systems that make up our infrastructure. Civil envineering deals with roads, railways, structures, water supply, flood control and traffic.

SDSM&T Civil Engineering students may choose one of six areas of specialization: Environmental Engineering Geotechnical Engineering Structural Engineering Water Resource Engineering Transportation Engineering General Civil Engineering So if you’re looking for a career rich in personal fulfillment and lasting service to society that will also be financially rewarding, consider Civil Engineering. In the next two decades, as the world’s population increases, environmental concerns mount, and the technological revolution expands, the demand for Civil engineers will be unprecedented. The opportunities for a career suited to your individual talents and interests are probably greater in Civil Engineering than in any other field of engineering.

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Engineers + Scientests Abroad Comunity Enhancement Through Practical Application

The Big Picture You may not realize it now, but our world is becoming smaller and smaller. With an increase in technology over the past ten years, people have been able to communicate and build up new opportunities all over the globe. Engineers and Scientists Abroad is a dedicated student organization at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology that is helping bridge the gap between international people and organizations that are in need of practical engineering and science. Since the fall of 2006, the students of Engineers and Scientists Abroad have been keeping up with the world’s pace. ESA currently has partnerships and projects based in the South American countries of Chile and Suriname. With these two projects, ESA is giving students the opportunity to use their engineering and science knowledge on the global scale. Through humanitarian effort, ESA is developing engineering and science professionals with international experience.

Connecting with Suriname

In the spring of 2007, Lt. Col. Tracy Settle of the South Dakota National Guard came to ESA with ideas about a new program in Suriname. Since finding out about this demanding project, ESA has started taking steps toward creating bonds with the embassy, university, and other organizations in Suriname. In November 2007, ESA members met with Surinamese delegates in both Rapid City, South Dakota and Paramaribo, Suriname in order to build trust and find potential engineering and science projects in their communities. After traveling to Suriname, ESA is currently addressing new possibilities. Several organizations (including the Amazon Conservation Team) and the University of Suriname are very interested in working with ESA and establishing partnerships. It is also possible that ESA could provide a partnership with the University of Suriname and SDSM&T that would allow exchange of students and faculty.

Working in the Andes Mountains

In the first year of passing a constitution to become a student organization at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, ESA traveled to Vicuña, Chile to work at a new campus for a vocational school. This project began with the non-profit organization, Vocation for Orphans (VFO), who operates out of the Black Hills area. VFO is currently establishing a school for vocational students and approached ESA with project ideas. The individual projects which have come about from this partnership include site design, concrete strength, water conservation, and a senior design team addressing power storage.

ESA Students

One of the many unique attributes of Engineers and Scientists Abroad is the diversity of disciplines. ESA students come from a range of backgrounds and consist of many fields of study. From mechanical engineering to chemistry to metallurgy, ESA is suited with strong individuals from each department at SDSM&T. When ESA students are at SDSM&T and back from working abroad, they are busy sharing with the community about their experiences traveling, working internationally, and embracing new cultures. ESA students truly appreciate their supporters and those who share the same passion to make a difference in our ever changing world.

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Facilities Services

Dean Walleen, Facilities Mitch Miller, Operations Monte Hartl, SRC Tammy Kursave, HRA/Safety Jerry Chaney, Office Lowell Myers, Fleet/Buyer Toni Rhoades, Mailroom Beth Hendricks, Fixed Asset Rick Gilson, Custodial Larry Walker, Maintenance Tim Kursave, Maintenance Jason Preble, Grounds

Scope of Services Facilities Services is committed in meeting the growing needs of South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Facilities Services provides a full range of building trades to include Special Projects. Maintenance Plumbing/Electrical/HVAC Systems/Controls Grounds Preventive Maintenance Estimating Project Management Janitorial Construction/Renovation Keys & Access Control Environmental Efficiencies Building Commissioning

Campus Safety (24 hr/7 day) 605-394-6100 Facilities Office 605-394-2251

Energy/Infrastructure Assessment

Service Response Center (SRC) 605-394-5252

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Formula SAE

Formula SAE is a team of high performance individuals who design, manufacture, and race open wheel Autocross cars. Last year’s car, FHR08, performs 0 to 60 mph under 4 seconds and out handles Mclaren, Ferrari, and Porsche at 1.93 lateral Gs. FSAE cars are less than 500 lbs, typically run on motorcycle engines, and are manufactured with the latest techniques in composite materials and titanium laser deposition. The Hardrocker team must design a new car every year, and is currently looking for creative and passionate students who want to enhance their ed-

ucation. Student members have the opportunity to learn advanced teaming concepts, develop models in Solidworks , learn standard and CNC machining manufacturing, participate in composites manufacturing at the CAPE lab, and race! The team primarily focuses on personal development and team thinking. This team philosophy is why all the members express an unmatched amount of satisfaction. The team also believes this philosophy has consistently brought them success. Formula Hardrocker Racing is similar to a professional race team. The team must design,

manufacture and test a new car every year. They develop high level sponsor relationships, complete numerous public relations events every year, have a mentoring program, and a driver training program. In the last three years the team has annually competed at events in California, Texas, Kansas, and locally. For 12 years, Formula Hardrocker Racing has competed with hundreds of the world’s elite universities. In the last two years, Formula Hardrocker Racing has placed 6th overall in a field of 80 teams. They have also finished 3rd place in the international

Autocross race event, 4th in Design, 3rd in Sales, and 5th in Skidpad in a field of 90 teams. CAMP is the umbrella organization that Formula SAE functions under. It is the Center of excellence for Advanced Manufacturing and Production. CAMP has started many student project teams, and helps student project teams secure organizational help. SAE is the Society of Automotive Engineers, and a professional organization that members can belong to. SAE also oversees the international collegiate competitions. You can find pictures and more information at Formula Hardrocker

Racing’s Website: fsae. You can also find SAE’s information and a forum for FSAE at students.sae. org and This year’s team has high expectations. They hope to develop the best team and an internationally competitive race car. We hope to meet you at one of our weekly meetings on Wednesdays at 4:00pm in CB204. We also invite you to tour the CAT lab and student projects on the 2nd floor of the CM building. Aaron Guliuzza hardrockerracing@ 2008-09 Project Manager

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Music at SDSM&T A Tradition of Excellence

Three First Place Trophies in International competition – Ireland 2006 First Place Award in National competition – Jackson Hole, WY, 1988 State/National music conventions – California 1986, Nebraska 2000, South Dakota 1987, 1990, 1995, 2001, 2004 International acclaim – Austria 1990, Germany 1993, 2003, Italy 1996, 2001, Ireland 2006

Fall 2008 music Opportunities Symphonic Band, Mondays 7:00pm - King Center 124 Meets Monday evenings to and plays music ranging from traditional marches to modern band compositions. Presents at least one concert per semester and is non-auditioned. MUEN-122-M021 (02153) Concert Band (1 Physical Education credit) MUEN-260-M0F3 (02157) Non-Credit Music Ensemble MUS-217-M021 (02161) Music in Performance I (3 Humanities credits) MUS-317-M021 (02167) Music in Performance II (3 Humanities credits)

Concert Choir, MWF 8:00am or 12:00noon - King Center 124 Non-auditioned vocal ensemble. Performing Handel’s Messiah this fall with orchestra. Choose one of two sections offered. MUEN-101-M051 (02151) / MUEN-101-M052 (02152) Choral Ensembles (1 Physical Education credit) MUEN-260-M0F1 (02154) / MUEN-260-M0F2 (02155) Non-Credit Music Ensemble MUS-217-M001 (02159) / MUS-217-M002 (02160) Music in Performance I (3 Humanities credits) MUS-317-M001 (02165) / MUS-317-M002 (02166) Music in Performance II (3 Humanities credits)

Master Chorale, TTh 4:15pm - King Center 124 Auditioned vocal group of 8-12 performs accapella pop to Gregorian chant. Members must be in Concert Choir. Contact Dr. Feiszli, 605.394.5101 MUEN-260-M0F3 (02156) Non-Credit Music Ensemble

Tech Jazz Band, MW 5:30pm - King Center 203 Play everything from big band to modern fusion and rock jazz. Contact Mr. Mitchell, 605.394.2433

Other Ensembles Contact Dr. Feiszli or Mr. Mitchell for String Ensemble, Pep Band, Brass Choir, and others.

Visit the Music website for more information:

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Paintball Club

Looking forward to starting our second year of activity, the SDSM&T Paintball club has a few events up its sleeve to make this year a good one. Before we get to that, let me tell you what makes our paintball club such a good organization. Started just last October by a group of paintballers who just wanted to help make the sport more affordable and accessable for more people, the SDSM&T Paintball club receives several discounts from businesses around town as well as online. We are officially registered with the National Collegiate Paintball Ascociation (NCPA) and hopefully with another year or so under their pod packs, they could compete in some national events. If we could see this happen it would gain our members great recognition as well as give the school another organization it could be proud of. Still just a young organization, the paintball club was only able to accomplish a few things this past year: Ordering a team jersey and t-shirt, helping the ASME/SAE with their annual paintball outing, and playing in a tournament at Splat-Zone. Things could look bright as all the events went well and the teams placed 1st, 2nd, and 3rd at the tournament. We are looking forward to showing more people how to play and how it can be a fun team-building and problem solving game and be fun at the same time. We are going to try and get some of our guys certified to do some reffing and be certified airsmiths to make our club that much more versatile. This year we are going to try and talk with Flags and Wheels here in town to see if they would give us a discount and let us use our own markers to play on through the winter. That would allow us to have an inside area to play rather than suiting up to play in the woods. That would also give us another option for an event where we could show people the ropes at a lower feet per second and on a shorter course. With any luck, within the next year or so we will be asked to help with the FIRST program and will be able to show people

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RESEARCHAFFAIRS Welcome Back Students! OFFICEOFSPONSOREDPROGRAMS Lookingforajobwithflexiblehours?Wearelookingfora studenttohelpcreateandmaintainourwebsite.Weare lookingforawebdesigner/mastertobuildandmaintain ourpageswithnewsletter,fundingopportunityandother filesandreports. 

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OFFICEOFTECHNOLOGYTRANSFER TechTransferTreasures Workingonastudentprojectthatyouthinkmightdevelop intoamarketableidea?Areyouoneofthosepeoplewho generatesfantasticideasanddesignsbutthenfaltersattakͲ ingthenextstep?OrdoyoujustneedaspacetogiveamultiͲ mediapresentation?StopbytheOfficeofTechTransferinthe lowerleveloftheEPBuilding—wehavetheexperienceand knowledgeneededtohelpyoutakethenextstepwithyour ideaorcreation. 

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Workhardandplayhard!  Lifeisnotjustbooksandwork—takeafewhoursnowand thentorelaxandenjoysomecreativeendeavorslikeaHALO Tournament,anoldstyleDnDcampaign(Whatcouldbemore relaxingthenatripalongSuicideTrailtotheDeadlyMinesin searchofThatReallyValuableLostThing?),MagictournaͲ ments,StarWarsSagaEdition,Munchkinsorothertypesof games.  Keepalookoutforaflyerwithourfirstmeetingdateand timeandcomejointhefun! 

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Climbing Club


Learn how to climb and boulder with our workshops and climbing days!

No previous experience needed we have gear you can borrow. Watch for posters advertising meetings.

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Ski & Snowboard Club

The purpose of the SDSMT Ski&Snowboard Club is to provide a means for students to get out skiing or snowboarding and to meet others who do the same. Every year we take a trip out west for a few days at very reasonable cost. We host ski nights that are free for club members. Local shops offer discounts to members of the club, and we have a prize giveaway at the beginning of the year which usually includes a pair of skis, or snowboard, or something else substantial.

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