December 28, 2000
Nostalgia Night stars still burn brightly
Cary Grant, Humphrey Bogart, Marilyn Monroe, Steve McQueen and John Wayne are among the stars that will appear in films during this year’s Nostalgia Night 2001, the annual film series sponsored by the Friends of the Devereaux Library.
This year’s theme is “ Gone But Not Forgotten.” All the movies star actors who are watching the Big Silver Screen in the Sky.
The Elk Theatre in downtown Rapid City will show the films. The movies start at 6 p. m. each Sunday beginning Jan. 14. Ticket books are now on sale for $ 35 each. Buy them at the Devereaux Library on the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology campus, and at the Elks Theatre, Prince & Pauper and Flowers by LeRoy. You can buy individual tickets for each movie, but only if there is room. Those tickets cost $ 4.50 each.
Nostalgia Night 2001 begins with “ North By Northwest,” a movie that many say is Alfred Hitchcock’s best. The film stars Cary Grant and features Mount Rushmore in an important scene.
“ We try to come up with a broad variety of movies,” Janet Taylor, Devereaux Library coordinator of operations, said. “ There are lots of great movies out there with performances by actors and actresses who are no longer with us.”
The Friends of the Devereaux Library uses all the money raised to benefit the campus library. Past projects include the library’s downtime area where students can sit in comfortable furniture and read or study, as wells as the library’s video and compact disc collection.
“ The money allows us to purchase things outside normal funding,” Taylor said. “ Without the money from the series, these things wouldn’t exist at all.”
Nostalgia Night 2001: “ Gone But Not Forgotten”
Jan. 14 North by Northwest
Jan. 21 The Ghost and Mrs. Muir
Jan. 28 Guys and Dolls
Feb. 5 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Feb. 12 The Night of the Iguana
Feb. 19 Some Like It Hot
Feb. 26 Snows of Kilimanjaro
March 5 The Thin Man
March 12 Bullitt
March 18 Key Largo
Tech Reduces Tuition for Iowa and Nebraska Residents
Iowa and Nebraska residents can pursue top- notch engineering, science and computer science degrees for reduced rates at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology in Rapid City, S. D. The university, listed as one of America’s 100 Best College Buys, has lowered tuition by 25 percent to $ 4,619 per academic year. The new rate saves Nebraska and Iowa students more than $ 1,500 per year. Per- credit cost has decreased from $ 192 to $ 144.
Tech has prepared. The university offers 10 engineering programs -- chemical, civil, computer, electrical, environmental, geological, industrial, mechanical, metallurgical and mining. Majors in chemistry, computer science, geology, mathematics, physics and interdisciplinary science complete the undergraduate program.
Tech’s graduate school offers 10 Master’s of Science degree programs -- atmospheric sciences, chemical engineering, civil engineering, computer science, electrical engineering, geology and geological engineering, materials engineering and science, mechanical engineering, paleontology and technology management.
Doctoral degrees are offered in atmospheric, environmental and water resources, geology and geological engineering and materials engineering and science.
More than 100 companies visit Tech’s campus each year to interview and hire its graduates, and to offer cooperatives and internships to juniors and seniors. Approximately 76 percent of each year's senior class participates in one of those programs. Last fall, the annual career fair attracted 1,000 students who visited with representatives from 60 companies.
More than 90 percent of Tech students receive job offers within three months of graduation. Starting annual salaries average more than $ 43,000. Tech’s graduates work at companies such as Dow Chemical, Phillips Petroleum, Caterpillar, IBM, Hughes Aircraft, Microsoft, Intel and many other well- respected firms.
Tech is located in Rapid City, a growing city that serves as the gateway to the beautiful Black Hills. Mount Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument are close by.
With 56,000 residents, Rapid City offers diverse and interesting attractions for college students. The city lies in the “ Banana Belt” that produces unexpectedly mild winters and rapidly changing weather. A 60- degree day may immediately follow a five- inch January snowfall. The Black Hills offer Tech students hiking, biking, skiing, snowboarding, camping, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling and mountain climbing.
To learn more about reduced tuition rates at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology, or for other information about the university, contact the Office of Academic and Enrollment Services at ( 605) 394- 2414 or ( 800) 544- 8162 ext. 2414. Visit Tech on the Internet at http:// www. sdsmt. edu.
Tech seeks families to host international students for Thanksgiving
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology is seeking families who would like to invite an international student to Thanksgiving dinner. “ This is such a traditional American holiday, it’s good for these students to experience that,” Suzi Aadland, director of Tech’s Ivanhoe International Center, said.
Tech faculty and staff have invited international students to Thanksgiving for years. This is the first time the university is inviting the public to take part.
Tech hosts 175 students from 25 countries.
Call Aadland at 394- 6884 or Heather Fannin at 348- 7696 before Nov. 20 to invite a student to your home.
The Art of Lunch
Tech students will learn the art of business dining during a Business Lunch Etiquette program scheduled for noon Thursday, Nov. 16, in the Surbeck Student Center Bump Lounge.
Dave Menzel, the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s director of dining services, will give students pointers about how to make a good impression in a social setting. Staff will serve the students a three- or four- course business lunch and Menzel will go over the basics about eating soup, which fork to use first, how to pass food and other proper dining practices. Students will dress in interview or business casual attire.
Career Planning and the Student Leadership Development Team are co- sponsoring the event.
Miller exhibit at Apex Gallery
The Bob H. Miller exhibit “ Sleeping Sickness” is on display at the Apex Gallery on the campus of the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology until Dec. 22. Miller will give a public lecture at noon Friday, Dec. 1, in Classroom Building Room 204 West. An artist��s reception will be held the same day from 5 p. m. to 7 p. m. in the gallery.
Miller’s collaged images try to explain a dream that is inexplicable. He prefers not to lead his audience into the meaning of the work but instead encourages personal interpretation. For him, collage is a very spontaneous art form, totally driven by the images that he finds. Since much of his material is derived from contemporary images used in advertising he reflects pop culture.
United Campus Ministry to host Hunger Banquet
The United Campus Ministry at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology will host a Hunger Banquet at 6 p. m. Tuesday, Nov. 21, in the Surbeck Student Center Ballroom. Tech invites you to come and eat the way the world eats and learn more about world hunger and local hunger issues.
“ What we hope to accomplish is to make citizens more aware of the hungry in our midst and then to do something about it,” the Rev. Donna Hughes- Hargraves, United Campus Ministry director, said. A small percentage of those attending will dine on a feast. Another much larger percentage will eat rice and beans. The largest percentage will eat handfuls of rice.
The event is free and open to the public. United Campus Ministry asks you to pre- register, but that isn’t required. Call 394- 2811 or email ucm@ silver. sdsmt. edu to register. Donations will be accepted for local hunger agencies.
Tech students Bowl for Food
South Dakota School of Mines and Technology students will bowl for food next week in Grubby’s Gameroom in the Surbeck Student Center.
Students who bring in a can of food will bowl one game free. The food will be donated to the local food pantry. The offer is open 1 p. m. to 4 p. m. from Monday, Dec. 4, to Friday, Dec. 8.
Merry Christmas! Partial solar eclipse visible Dec. 25
The sun and moon will give skywatchers an extra Christmas gift Dec. 25 when the moon glides across the low December sun and creates a partial solar eclipse.
The maximum eclipse occurs in Rapid City at 9: 49 a. m. Christmas Day when the moon will block 50 percent of the sun’s diameter.
The partial solar eclipse will be visible to all North Americans except those in Alaska and the Yukon. At mid- eclipse, about 50% of the sun's diameter here in Rapid City will be covered by the Moon.
“ A reduction in light may not be very noticeable,” said Tom Durkin, deputy director of the South Dakota Space Grant Consortium at the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology. “ However, because it is the last eclipse of the millennium, it's worth noting.”
The event is close replay of an eclipse that occurred Nov. 23, 1946.
You can view the eclipse, but safety should be your paramount concern. Never look at an eclipse with the naked eye.
“ Extreme care must be taken when watching the eclipse,” Fred Espenak of the Goddard Space Flight Center said. “ Never look at the sun with the naked eye or through any optical device such as unfiltered telescopes or binoculars.
“ Human curiosity impels some people to stare directly at the sun during an eclipse and this can cause permanent damage to your eyesight.”
Fortunately, you can safely view an eclipse. You can build an inexpensive viewer from two paper plates or with a pair of binoculars. ( See diagrams.)
Tech to honor five distinguished alumni
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will present five Distinguished Alumni Awards during the university’s 142nd Commencement scheduled for 10 a. m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center.
The awards will go to:
- William E. Tucker, who earned a bachelor’s degree in geology in 1956. After graduating from Pierre High School and Tech, Tucker served as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Army Corps of Engineers. He earned a degree at the Oklahoma University Law School and became Assistant Attorney General for the State of Colorado. In 1974, he argued and won a precedent- setting air pollution case before the U. S. Supreme Court. He was a member of White House Counsel’s Office and is Chairman of Tucker and Associates, a consulting and strategic planning firm in Washington, DC. Tucker has also distinguished himself in numerous political arenas both in the United States and abroad. His outstanding service includes membership on the Observation Team from the United States to elections in West Germany ( 1969), Philippines ( 1986), Korea ( 1987), Taiwan ( 1988); and co- chairing a delegation to observe the presidential election in Azerbaijan in October 1998. He was an official participant at the invitation of Slovak President Kovac to the 50th anniversary celebration of the Slovak uprising against the Nazis in the Slovak Republic.
In August 2000, Tucker was honored with the Hungarian Presidential Gold Medal and Presidential Citation for various contributions to the Republic of Hungary during its transition from communism and a centrally planned economy to a democracy and a market economy.
Bill served as Co- Chairman of the Transatlantic Forum Conference on NATO Enlargement in Budapest ( 1997).
Tucker currently is the co- chairman of the International Relations Committee of the U. S. Olympic Committee and Chairman of the Board of the International Liaison Committee of People to People International, an organization founded by President Dwight Eisenhower.
- Dean M. Peterson, who earned a bachelor’s degree in general engineering in 1954. Originally from Aberdeen, Dean’s career has taken him from coast to coast and beyond. After graduating from Tech, Dean was drafted into the Army and served during the Korean War. Following his discharge, Peterson focused his sights on engineering and went on to earn more than 75 patents in the mechanical, optical, electronic and process fields.
His diverse employment history includes companies such as Eastman Kodak, Honeywell, Fisher Price Toys, Nimslo Corporation, American Optical Company, Signet Armorlite, Pacific Innovations and currently HPS Medical Incorporated where he is a partner and Vice President of Engineering. Dean’s patents include the first camera employing a fully automatic exposure system, the original Instamatic camera, the first successful automatic focus camera and the Fast Frame video system for motion analysis.
- Aelred J. Kurtenbach, who earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1961. Kurtenbach, from Parkston, taught electrical engineering at South Dakota State University from 1962 until 1965 and again from 1968 to 1973. In 1968, he co- founded Daktronics, Inc. and has served as director, chairman and CEO of the company since then.
Kurtenbach holds numerous patents including one for three- sided wrestling scoreboards.
- Nancy Ward Dunham, who earned a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering in 1957. Originally from Wessington Springs, Dunham, along with her husband George, co- founded Dunham Associates, Inc. in Rapid City in 1960. During her association with Dunham Associates, in addition to being “ Mother Dunham” to hundreds of employees, she has been Director of Electrical Engineering and served on the Board of Directors and as Board Secretary. She is also a co- founder of SymCom, Inc. and Rapidata, Inc. - George F. Dunham, who earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1956.
Dunham, of Sioux Falls, taught mechanical engineering at Tech until 1957. In 1960, George and his wife Nancy founded Dunham Associates, Inc. in Rapid City. Subsequently, he co- founded SymCom, Rapidata and Meditrol. He has been President and Chairman of the Board of all of these companies.
Dunham has designed mechanical systems for more than 2,000 building projects throughout the United States. His major projects in the local area include the Rapid City Regional Hospital, state and federal buildings, numerous schools and community centers. Dunham introduced thermal displacement ventilation systems in Washington, D. C., Chicago, Rockville, Md., JFK International Airport and the Rush Limbaugh Media Center and Library.
Tech’s 142nd Commencement Saturday, Dec. 16
A well- known builder will deliver the commencement address during the South Dakota School of Mines and Technology’s 142nd Commencement, scheduled for 10 a. m. Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Rushmore Plaza Civic Center Theater. Approximately 134 students are candidates for degrees.
Glenn Barber of Rapid City has built homes and commercial buildings in South Dakota for nearly 40 years. Barber earned a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Tech in 1960 after he built bridges as part of the U. S. Army’s 70th Engineer Combat Construction Battalion.
After graduating from Tech, Barber joined Private Homes, a firm that planned and developed subdivisions. In 1964, Barber, along with William Baumgartner, formed R& S Construction Company. The firm specialized in building homes on American Indian reservations as well as constructing schools and hospitals.
Barber eventually began Glenn C. Barber & Associates, a company that specialized in building homes on the Pine Ridge, Rosebud and Cheyenne River Indian reservations. The company also built Westhills Village, Greentree and the Dakota Ridge military housing project.
Barber also is a hunter and a gourmet chef. He is a member of the Rapid City Gourmet Cooking Club and many other organizations. He serves on many boards, including the board of directors of the Mount Rushmore Society.
Tech student Beau Obrigewitch will be the ceremony’s student speaker. The 23- year- old Civil Engineering major is from Wibaux, Mont. Obrigewitch plans to join the U. S. Navy after graduation as a nuclear officer.
“ Beau has been very active in student organizations, most notably the American Society of Civil Engineers and the National Engineering Honor Society Tau Beta Pi,” Tech professor Dr. Larry Simonson said. “ He is enthusiastic and he represents the student body very well.”
South Dakota Board of Regents member Shane Penfield will represent the Regents. Penfield is a student at the University of South Dakota Law School.
More than 90 percent of Tech grads receive job offers within 30 days of graduation. Starting annual salaries average more than $ 43,000. Tech Christmas Concert this weekend
The South Dakota School of Mines and Technology will host its 18th Annual Concert Choir and Master Chorale Christmas Concert at 8 p. m. Saturday, Dec. 9, and Sunday, Dec. 10, at Our Lady of Perpetual Help Cathedral in Rapid City. A reception follows. The events are free and open to the public.
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