Traditions of Excellence Award
The Career Service Council at SDSM&T announced that Pam Cox, our Program Assistant in AES, was awarded the TEA award for March 2014. This award is given to an employee who has performed their duties at a high level or above and beyond expectations, who has taken the initiative to promote the concept of successful job completion, and has promoted a positive working relationship with students, faculty and staff. Congratulations, Pam!
SPECIAL SEMINAR THURSDAY, MAY 1, 2014
Dr. Jeff Bauer, one of the country's leading writers and speakers on the future of health care, especially well-known over the past 40 years for his insights into the evolution of the medical marketplace, will give a special seminar at 3:00 p.m. in MI 320 on May 1. Although he has a Ph.D. in economics, his approach to futurism is based primarily on his original training in meteorology--including work as a research assistant in the atmospheric sciences department at SDSMT during Operation Hailswath back in the 1960s!
He is the author of Upgrading Leadership's Crystal Ball: Five Reasons Why Forecasting Must Replace Predicting and How to Make the Strategic Change in Business and Public Policy;his presentation in Rapid City on May 1 will cover key points in the book and relate them to his work at SDSMT. He will also identify opportunities for meteorologists to apply their forecasting skills as strategists for business and government.
There will be a book-signing following his presentation.
|SDSM&T Weather Club Elects New
With graduation looming not so far into the future for current weather club officers, the Weather Club held an election for new officers to fill the soon-to-be vacated offices. New officers will be Cody Moldan, president; Jorel Torres, vice-president; Connor Nelson, treasurer; and Jacey Wipf, secretary.
October 2013 Blizzard Panel
On April 8, the SDSM&T Weather Club and the Black Hills Chapter of the American Meteorological Society hosted a panel discussion about the epic snowstorm of October 4, 2013. Participating as panel members were Dustin Willet, of Pennington County Emergency Management; Katie Pojorlie and Dave Barber, of the National Weather Service; Glynda Rahn, from Black Hills Power; Justin Fanfarilli, meteorologist at KOTA TV; Silvia Christen, of the S.D. Stockgrowers Association, and Dr. Adam Wiechmann, S.D. staff veterinarian. A silent auction was held to benefit the Rancher Relief Fund, with $300 raised for the fund. Students collected items for the auction from WaTiki Water Park, Eileen's Colossal Cookies, Reptile Gardens, Runnings, SDSMT Bookstore, Scheel's, Starbucks, Great Harvest Bread Company, Rushmore Honda, Tractor Supply, Chili's, Family Thrift Center, and Carmike Cinemas.
|Several members of the media were present, and discussion continued with the panel members after the program concluded.|
Group of Students
In addition to organizing the panel discussion about the historic October 2013 blizzard held on campus April 8, 2014, the SDSM&T Weather Association members have also volunteered at Central High School and North Middle School.