Scholastic Contest

Test Information

This schedule of tests is an official publication of Chadron State College and is intended to provide general information. Although the information was believed to be accurate at the time of publication, the College reserves the right to make changes at any time. The information, therefore, is subject to change.

Accounting
Jerry Haugland
jhaugland@csc.edu or 3084326352
08:30 - Room 100 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test requires a comprehensive knowledge of first year accounting. First and second year accounting students may take this test. The test is limited to two (2) students from each school.

Standard four function calculators are permitted.

Advanced Mathematics
Mike Vogl
mvogl@csc.edu or 3084326480
08:30 - Room 8 Math and Science Building

Students eligible to participate in this test are those who have completed two years of algebra, one year of geometry, and one semester of trigonometry. These students may or may not be presently enrolled in a mathematics class. In addition to subject matter included in the above courses, this test also has items in the elementary subject matter of analytic geometry, calculus, probability and statistics, discrete math, set theory, and axiomatic structures. Generally, traditional courses are examined, to some extent, from the modern viewpoint.

Scientific calculators are permitted and suggested.

Agronomy and Rangeland Management
Anthony Perlinski
aperlinski@csc.edu or 3084326274
09:30 - Room 160 A&B Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will focus on the aspects of sustainable land management. Topics will cover soil and water management, ecology, best management practices, agricultural and range plant identification, grazing management, plant sciences, rangeland management practices, habitat evaluation and multiple uses. Calculations for some answers may be required.

Calculators (any type) are permitted.

Algebra I
Robert Stack
rstack@csc.edu or 3084326056
11:30 - Room 8 Math and Science Building

Those eligible to participate in this exam are students who are now enrolled in a first-year algebra class. This exam is a written objective exam covering the fundamental operations, fractions, factoring, formulas, linear equations, systems of linear equations, and verbal problems.

Calculators are NOT permitted.

Algebra II
Philip Cary
pcary@csc.edu or 3084326295
11:30 - Room 6 Math and Science Building

Students eligible to participate in this exam are those who are presently enrolled in a second year algebra course. The exam contains a comprehensive review of the topics generally covered in a second year algebra course and treated, to some extent, from the modern mathematics viewpoint.

Calculators permitted: Non-CAS (Computer Algebra Systems) – such as TI 83 or TI 84 without applications packages. Calculators NOT permitted: TI 89, TI 92, TI-Nspire, and TI Voyage 2000.

American Government
Robert Knight
rknight@csc.edu or 3084326284
11:30 - Room 227 and 242 Old Admin

This is an objective test in American Government that will include questions on the Constitution, the founding era, the political process, and national government.


American History
David Nesheim
dnesheim@csc.edu or 3084326257
08:30 - Room 227 and 242 Old Admin

This is an objective test in American History from the early exploration of America to the present.


Animal Science
Ron Bolze
rbolze@csc.edu or 3084326237
11:30 - Room 160 A&B Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will cover the principles of Animal Science as it pertains to animal products, nutrition, reproduction; genetics, herd health and management practices for poultry, sheep, swine, dairy, goats, beef, horses, and companion animals.


Art Drawing
Laura Bentz
lbentz@csc.edu or 3084326324
09:30 - Room 147 Memorial Hall

Maximum enrollment for this test is 40 students (the first 40 registered) and is limited to one junior or senior student per school. This is a performance test to determine ability in drawing still life with an emphasis on perceptual accuracy, overall compositional development, and completeness. Students will be provided with black drawing pencils, white paper and erasers. Fifty minutes will be required to complete the drawing problem.


Business Communications and Vocabulary
Barbara Limbach
blimbach@csc.edu or 3084326350
09:30 - Room 100 Burkhiser Technology Complex

A communications test consisting of two parts: (1) an objective test covering correct business letter composition, and (2) a practical application of skills. This test is limited to junior or senior level students, two (2) per school.


Business Information Systems
Wendy Waugh
wwaugh@csc.edu or 3084326277
09:30 - Room 201 Burkhiser Technology Complex

Business Information Systems is an area of study which integrates information, technology, people, and business. This test will focus on the theory, skills, and values associated with a business environment that increasingly depends on technology for communication, collaboration, and efficient processing. Some knowledge of technology and general business is expected. This test is limited to two students per school.


Business Law
Nathaniel Gallegos
ngallegos@csc.edu or 3084326288
10:30 - Room 100 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test is based on a study of business law and various problems in the area of law. The test will consist of true/false and multiple choice questions. This test is limited to two (2) students per school.


Business Management Decision Making
Richard Koza
rkoza@csc.edu or 3084326420
08:30 - Room 160 A and B Burkhiser Technology Complex

This is an objective test and will combine principles and terms used in general business and current events that affect businesses. Students will be required to use their knowledge of business management and problem solving to make decisions. A time limit will be followed. This test is limited to two (2) students per school.


Business Mathematics
Hem Basnet
hbasnet@csc.edu or 3084326476
11:30 - Room 201 Burkhiser Technology Complex

Students taking this test must currently be enrolled in a business or consumer math class. This is an objective test based on a study of business math and practical applications. This test is NOT for advanced math students. This test is limited to two (2) students per school.

Calculators (TI 83, TI 84, or equivalent) are permitted.

Chemistry
Tim Keith
tkeith@csc.edu or 3084326481
10:30 - Room 144/231/246 Math and Science Building

This is an objective test that covers topics in contemporary chemistry which may include but are not limited to: stoichiometry, structure, the periodic law, bonding, the gas laws, solutions, chemical reactions, organic and biochemistry, and laboratory methods. This test is limited to sophomore through senior level students who have not previously completed the test.

Calculators (any type) are permitted.

Consumer Issues
Yvonne Moody
ymoody@csc.edu or 3084326368
10:30 - Room 202 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will emphasize problem solving abilities with regard to individual and family economics, and family environmental resources. Resources contributing to quality of life will be explored. Specific concepts will include housing and its economic and aesthetic elements; apparel design, selection and care; and management of personal and family economic investments.


Eagle Cook-Off
Teri Albertazzi
talbertazzi@csc.edu or 3084326285
11:30 - Room 208 A and B Burkhiser Technology Complex

Take a break from the pencil and paper exams and join us for a cooking adventure. The cook-off will consist of no more than six teams with three or fewer members on each team. Teams will have twenty minutes to prepare a healthy meal that the typical college student would eat. The food must meet certain dietary guidelines (fiber and fat content) along with a low cost per serving that must be submitted in a report via email by 3:00 PM Friday, March 28, 2014 (send to talbertazzi@csc.edu). Teams will also be limited to the number of appliances that may be used (dorm style appliances). In addition, teams will be challenged by the task of incorporating a surprise ingredient on the day of competition. Teams will be judged by a panel of "foodies" from CSC. Friends are encouraged to come and cheer on their team! Please contact Teri Albertazzi or Loretta Belknap at 3084326285 or 3084327014 for specific requirements.

Teams will be responsible for providing their own food and appliances. (Even though there can be up to three members per team, only one member can/needs to register per school. However all team members of the winning team will be recognized and awarded.)

Earth Science
Michael Leite
mleite@csc.edu or 3084326377
08:30 - Room 132 and 144 Math and Science Building

This test is open to any high school student who has not previously competed in this test. It is an objective test covering areas of physical and historical geology, meteorology, oceanography, and astronomy.


English Usage
Elisabeth Ellington
eellington@csc.edu or 3084326465
10:30 - Room 227 Old Admin

This test reflects students’ understanding of English usage and syntax. It is open to sophomore, junior, and senior level students.


Equine Management
Dustin Luper
dluper@csc.edu or 3084326286
10:30 - Room 145 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will cover basic principles of the horse industry including vital signs, common diseases, breeds, and conformation.


Flash Fiction
Matthew Evertson
mevertson@csc.edu or 3084326462
08:30 - Room 332 Old Admin

This exercise challenges aspiring writers to think on their feet and quickly create a short story that engages readers and shows off their imaginative, descriptive and compositional skills. At the beginning of the contest students will be presented with a writing prompt outlining a set of parameters (setting, characters, conflict, etc…) for the composition of a single short story within the exam period. The stories will then be read and ranked by a team of judges from the Department of English and Humanities and members of Sigma Tau Delta, the English Honor Society. The criteria for judgment will be outlined in a rubric attached to the writing prompt at the beginning of the contest.

Limited to 17 contestants (1 student per school). All entries must be composed and submitted in word processing form during this session. Contestants may use their own laptops if desired.

General Anatomy and Physiology
Lara Madison
lmadison@csc.edu or 3084326217
09:30 - Room 6 Math and Science Building

This test is a general overview of all human anatomy and physiology systems.


General Biology
Mathew Brust
mbrust@csc.edu or 3084326446
10:30 - Room 8 Math and Science Building

This test is open to students who have been or are enrolled in a biological science course. This is an objective test with questions based on topics commonly included in recent general biology texts.


General Science
Ann Buchmann
abuchmann@csc.edu or 3084326055
08:30 - Room 6 Math and Science Building

Those eligible to participate in this test are high school students who are now enrolled in a first year general science, physical science, or earth science course. The test will cover the concepts in all of the above areas. Students who have taken this test in a previous Scholastic Contest are NOT eligible. This test in NOT open to any student who has completed one full year of biology, chemistry, or physics.


Health
Scott Ritzen
sritzen@csc.edu or 3084326343
11:30 - Room 201 and 202 Nelson Physical Activity Center

This objective test is designed to determine the student’s basic knowledge in the area of health. The test is open to high school freshman through senior level students.


Human Development and Family Life
Kim Madsen
kmadsen@csc.edu or 3084326372
08:30 - Room 202 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will cover developmental ages and stages throughout the life span from prenatal through old age, family structures and lifestyles, human relations, dynamics of parental roles, and environmental conditions which impact and affect the overall developmental process of humans.


Information Literacy
Christine Fullerton
cfullerton@csc.edu or 3084326149
10:30 - Room 106 Reta E. King Library

This test is designed to measure a student’s ability to identify a need for information, efficiently search for that information, evaluate the information, and use the information effectively.


Literature
George Griffith
ggriffith@csc.edu or 3084326306
09:30 - Room 227 Old Admin

This test is for students interested in English and American Literature. It is open to students at the junior and senior levels.


Music
James Margetts
jmargetts@csc.edu or 3084326319
09:30 - Room 126 Memorial Hall

This contest is open to students currently participating in choir, band, or orchestra, or to those who are studying privately on an instrument or voice. The test will include elementary theory, music history, and literature. It is open to students at the junior and senior levels.


Nebraska History
David Nesheim
dnesheim@csc.edu or 3084326257
10:30 - Room 320 Old Admin

This objective test covers the history of Nebraska from the ancient past to the present day, with special emphasis on Native tribes, overland migration, statehood, and agriculture.


Nutrition and Family Health
Teri Albertazzi
talbertazzi@csc.edu or 3084326285
09:30 - Room 202 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will include the topics of nutrition, food selection and preparation, food safety, management of family meals, individual and family health, and nutrition for athletes.


Personal Finance
Richard Koza
rkoza@csc.edu or 3084326420
10:30 - Room 160 A and B Burkhiser Technology Complex

This exam is designed for junior and senior students. The topics will focus on wise use of credit cards and identity theft, balancing a checkbook, buying a home and car, getting insurance, and budgeting.


Photojournalism
Michael Kennedy
mkennedy@csc.edu or 3084326047
08:30 - Room 237 Old Admin

Submit photos 8:30-10:30 a.m. This exercise is to gauge a student's skill at making pictures for publication in student newspapers, yearbooks, or other recurring, student-produced publications such as campus and/or club newsletters, alumni publications, school-sanctioned Web sites, etc. Eligible pictures must have been published in one of the aforementioned publications between March 16, 2013 and March 15, 2014. Students must be able to prove the publication is student-produced and recurring (A note form the adviser or other school administrator or official will suffice). Students will be judged on the basic technical quality of their images (focus, lighting, exposure), and the journalistic quality of content, composition, and caption writing. Pictures should be brought to 2nd floor of Old Admin (room 237) either as prints (no larger than 8x10 inches) or on a USB flash drive or a CD as digital images in .jpeg or .tiff format. All submissions must be accompanied by a tear sheet from the medium in which they were published (if it is a yearbook page not yet published, then the galley or page dummy will suffice) or the URL of the website. The photos will be graded by a team of judges created by CSC's Communication and Social Sciences department. Please contact Mr. Michael D. Kennedy for more information.

One entry is a single photo. Maximum of four entries per student. No more than three students from any one school.

Physical Education Sports Knowledge
William Hoffman
whoffman@csc.edu or 3084326073
10:30 - Room 201 and 202 Nelson Physical Activity Center

This test measures the knowledge about and understanding of the area of sports and sports skills. This test is open to freshman through senior level students.


Physics
Roger Kendrick
rkendrick@csc.edu or 3084326236
10:30 - Room 6 Math and Science Building

This multiple choice test consists of physics problems covering the follow topics: mechanics, optics, electricity, modern physics, heat, hydrostatics, momentum and energy.

All TI calculators are permitted.

Plane Geometry
Beth Wentworth
bwentworth@csc.edu or 3084326406
09:30 - Room 144 and 246 Math and Science Building

Those eligible to participate in this test are high school students enrolled in a plane geometry or higher course. This test is a written objective test on lines, angles, triangles, parallel lines, polygons, circles, similar figures, congruent figures, loci, and construction. A few basic non-Euclidean geometry topics found in high school geometry texts may be included as well.

Calculators are NOT permitted.

Psychology
Laura Gaudet
lgaudet@csc.edu or 3084326332
08:30 - Room 201 and 202 Miller Hall

This 100 item multiple choice test will sample general knowledge in human psychology. Represented on the test is content related to behavioral neuroscience and genetics, cognition (problem solving, human learning, thinking memory, language, perception, information processing, artificial intelligence, performance), motivation, social psychology, experimental methods, psychology’s history, statistics, development, and personality systems. However, it is NOT necessary to have taken a high school psychology course. Anyone interested in human psychology is urged to participate.


Simulated News Reporting
Michael Kennedy
mkennedy@csc.edu or 3084326047
09:30 - Room 106 Reta E. King Library

This exercise is to gauge a student's news judgment and news writing skills under a deadline. Competitors will be given a fact sheet with all the information they will need to write a short news story. Students will be judged on their abilities to use sound news judgment; to answer the basic questions - who, what, when, where, why and how; to employ the inverted pyramid writing method; to write an informative lead paragraph and organized supporting paragraphs; to use appropriate quotes; and their abilities to use proper grammar, spelling and punctuation. The stories will be graded by a team of judges created by the CSC Communication and Social Sciences department.

Limited to 25 contestants. No more than two students from any one school.

Teaching Presentation
Jesse Sealey
jsealey@csc.edu or 3084326336
09:30 - Room 102 Old Admin

This authentic assessment process is aimed at, but not limited to, juniors and seniors who are interested in pursuing a career in elementary, middle school, or high school teaching. The presenter will prepare a teaching presentation based on three to four curriculum vocabulary words from an academic area of interest to the student (math, science, social studies, FCS, ITE, etc.) and appropriate to the level they eventually wish to teach. The teaching presentation will be a maximum of 10 minutes in length and include a combination of multiple learning styles as well as multimedia to teach their concept. Consider including current appropriate popular technology to help teach or reinforce your lesson. Presenters will use the Chadron State College lesson plan format (available on this site) to plan their lesson. They will bring 4 copies (one for them and three for the judges). Presenters will actively engage their audience in their lesson. Personal Computers running Windows, Microsoft Word, and PowerPoint are available as well as having internet access and a SmartBoard in the room. The project may be brought in on a flash (thumb) drive, internet address, or ftp from a server. The presentation will be judged on the presenter’s animation, interaction with audience, use of multiple styles, creativity, use of multimedia, and reinforcement of the concept. Presenters should dress professionally and use professional language (omit slang such as “you guys,” etc.). HINT: Practice with a teacher ahead of time. A committee of Education Department faculty will view the presentations and rank them using the criteria listed above. For more information, please contact Dr. Ann Petersen at (308) 432-6337.


Trigonometry
Robert Stack
rstack@csc.edu or 3084326056
09:30 - Room 8 Math and Science Building

Those eligible to participate in this test are high school students who are now enrolled in or who have been enrolled in a course in trigonometry. This is a written test covering plane trigonometry, consisting of problems involving the trigonometric functions of right triangles, radian measure, trigonometric equations and identities, and inverse functions.

Calculators (any type) are permitted.

Veterinary Sciences
Ron Bolze
rbolze@csc.edu or 3084326237
08:30 - Room 231 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will cover veterinary medical concepts and principles related to anatomy, physiology, herd health, metabolism, and genetic disorders.


Vocabulary
Katherine Bahr
kbahr@csc.edu or 3084326276
11:30 - Room 320 and 331 Old Admin

This objective test is designed to evaluate the student's vocabulary. The words, some of which are presented in the context of a phrase or sentence, are typical of those recognized by an educated adult. The test is open to high school juniors and seniors.


Wildlife Ecology and Management
Teresa Frink
tfrink@csc.edu or 3084326373
10:30 - Room 231 Burkhiser Technology Complex

This test will focus on the aspects of ecology and management of wildlife species common to the Great Plains region, especially those found in a rangeland habitat. Students will be tested on their knowledge base of wildlife species, habitat requirements, and interactions with humans and domestic livestock. Other topics will include: animal identification, habitat manipulation, diseases, population ecology, behavior, predator/prey relationships, threatened and endangered species, and harvest management. This test is open to any student with an interest in this area.

Calculators (any type) are permitted.

World History
Thomas Smith
tsmith@csc.edu or 3084326250
09:30 - Room 219 Old Admin

This is an objective test in World History from ancient times to the present.