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ISSUE: Volume 45, Number 29: March 12, 2008

Top Stories
Dennis Elbert to speak at Faculty Lecture Series March 12
Salman Rushdie to help UND celebrate 125th Anniversary
Clay Jenkinson to appear as Thomas Jefferson for special UND 125th Anniversary presentation
Events to Note
Medical School for the Public begins in April
Speaker addresses struggle for women's equality in Muslim world
Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn meets March 12
Note upcoming administrative parking committee meetings
University Senate meets March 13; lists agenda
Doctoral examination set for Ann Marguerite Coyle
Higher education faculty candidate visits UND March 13
Nepal Night is Thursday
Documentary film about Norway to be shown March 13
Richard Saykally to present 2008 Abbott Lectures
Two athletic director candidates visit campus next week
Check out classes at Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen.
Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is March 14
Geography forum set for March 14
LEEPS lectures discuss dinosaurs, mammals
Six alumni will be honored at education banquet
U2 lists workshops
Teaching with technology applications now being accepted
Maxine Maxwell presents "Echoes of the Past" March 17
UND spring graduation expo is March 18
Astronomy public talk, telescope observing session is March 18
Next Chautauqua workshop is March 18
Spring yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center
People's Law School program offered
Extended summer writing workshop offered
Doctoral examination set for David L. Crawford
Exploring Second Life web conference is March 20
Graduate School information retreat is March 24
Farewell reception will honor Don Kojich
Scouts launch annual food drive
Annual Science Day for children set for March 29
Second annual UCC silent auction is March 29
Author of "Generation Me" to visit campus April 2
University Senate meets April 3; agenda items due
Transfer Getting Started Program is April 5
"Beatlemania Now," "Gypsy" to play Chester Fritz Auditorium
Pancakes for awareness set for April 5
R&D Showcase set for April 16, 17
Community-university forum proposals sought; deadline extended to March 12
Win in so many ways with Work Well!
Submissions sought for Merrifield competition
EERC materials set to go into space
President Kupchella on national higher ed panel
College of Business and Public Administration adds new graduate program
Proposals sought for arts, humanities, social sciences awards
Faculty can receive feedback on teaching
Grants and contracts administration office lists closing dates for PeopleSoft testing
Instructional Development announces call for summer mini-project grants
Assessment retreat grant funding is available
Fulbright visiting specialist program open
TIAA-CREF consultant is on campus next week
Rural Health Research features new listserv
Student Account Services closed Monday morning
Flex balances from last year must be claimed by March 15
Good Friday is holiday
Chester Fritz Library lists hours for Easter weekend
Law library announces Easter weekend hours
Barnes & Noble urges faculty to submit fall, summer textbook requests
Donated annual leave requested for Jane Grega
Studio One features overcoming a disability, wind energy
University Children's Center has summer openings
UND 24/7 photography contest a big success
Museum Cafe lists soups, specials
Ray Richards golf course season passes now available
Internal job openings listed
In Remembrance
Remembering Louis D. Bogan
Dennis Elbert to speak at Faculty Lecture Series March 12

"Advisory Councils! Are They Really Needed?" is the next talk in the Faculty Lecture Series. Dennis Elbert, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, will give the talk Wednesday, March 12, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. A reception starts at 4 p.m., followed by the lecture at 4:30 p.m.

In honor of the 125th anniversary of the founding of the University and the 10th anniversary of the re-establishment of the lecture series at UND, the committee of Chester Fritz Professors coordinating the University Faculty Lecture Series invited the deans of colleges to speak on their research. This occasion allows the deans to reflect on the important role that their scholarly work plays not only in their career path but in their work on campus today. And, again to break precedent a little, the committee commemorated President Charles Kupchella's tenure at UND by inviting him to give the opening lecture ("Chickens") Oct. 18. The lecture series is sponsored by the UND Office of the President.

Other upcoming lectures: Thursday, April 10, Martha Potvin, dean of the UND College of Arts and Sciences; and Thursday, Sept. 11, Bruce Smith, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.

A native of Grafton, N.D., Dennis J. Elbert currently serves as dean of the College of Business and Public Administration, where he originally studied business and marketing as a student. Elbert earned both a bachelor’s (BSBA, 1968) and master’s degree (MS, 1972) at UND before continuing his education and earning a doctorate from the University of Missouri, Columbia, in 1976. Elbert is also a decorated Vietnam combat veteran with an extensive military career spanning 28 years of commissioned service in the U.S. Army Reserve. Elbert, who was wounded during his service in Cambodia, was awarded a purple heart and later retired as a lieutenant colonel in 1996. His last assignment was as assistant commandant for 5043rd U.S. Army Reserve Forces Training School in North and South Dakota.

Since returning to UND in 1980 as a faculty member in the department of marketing, Elbert has established himself as a leader, both within the university, local community and state of North Dakota. Earning rank of full professor in 1986, Elbert has served the University in a variety of capacities to include: associate dean and MBA director for the College of Business and Public Administration, as well as serving as director of the Small Business Institute where he worked with more than 25 small business clients on a yearly basis.

Elbert was named dean of the college in 1997. During his tenure Elbert has led the College of Business and Public Administration through the completion of a $20 million capital campaign and curriculum improvements that have been nationally recognized. Most notably the college’s efforts in entrepreneurship education, a program created and implemented under his leadership. Elbert has been active in the national higher education community through AACSB International, the accrediting body for schools of business, working as a lead reviewer of schools applying for accreditation status. Elbert was also instrumental in the Government Rural Outreach project, a multi-million dollar grant which brought together various UND units, tribal communities and federal agencies to deliver government services to rural areas in North and South Dakota. In 2005, Elbert was one of a few selected to participate in an elite, international conclave on ethics in Oxford, England.

Throughout his career Elbert has served on numerous business and community boards, offering his time and assistance to such corporations and non-profit agencies as: Altru Health System, Cirrus Design, Blue Cross Blue Shield of ND (Noridian), Gate City Bank, Boy Scouts of America Northern Lights Executive Council, Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Bank, and ROTARY. Elbert is married to Dora Lea (Riopelle) and they have three children, Jason, Christina, and Danielle, all of whom are graduates of UND.

Salman Rushdie to help UND celebrate 125th Anniversary

Salman Rushdie, one of the most successful, controversial, and celebrated authors of our time, will help the University of North Dakota celebrate its 125th birthday when he takes part in UND's 39th annual Writers Conference March 25-29. Rushdie's talk, part of the 125th celebration "Great Conversations" series, is at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 25, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Like all UND Writers Conference activities, it is free and open to the public. Except where noted in the schedule below, most other activities take place at the Memorial Union.

Rushdie is the author of such international best sellers as "Midnight's Children" and "The Satanic Verses." The latter was deemed sacrilegious by Iran's Ayatollah Khomeini, who issued a fatwa against Rushdie in 1989. Despite this proclamation, and the international controversy that followed, Rushdie went on to produce some of his most compelling work, including "The Moor's Last Sigh" and "The Ground Beneath Her Feet," while living under the constant threat of death. His most recent novel, "Shalimar the Clown," was an international bestseller and a nominee for both the Man Booker Prize and the Commonwealth Writer's Prize. Rushdie is also a prolific essayist. "Step Across This Line: Collected Non-Fiction, 1992-2002" contains many of Rushdie's most provocative articles, some of which explore his own reaction to the fatwa, as well as reactions of the media and various governments.

Rushdie is the winner of numerous literary prizes and awards, including the prestigious Man Booker Prize, and the "Booker of Bookers" Award, which was awarded to the best Booker-winning novel of the prize's first 25 years, "Midnight’s Children." Rushdie is also a recipient of the Whitbread Prize for Best Novel, the French Prix du Meilleur Livre Étranger, and other top international honors from Budapest, Italy, and Austria. In 2007, Rushdie was officially knighted by the Queen for services to literature.

Others taking part in the UND Writers Conference include Russell Banks, Junot Díaz, Alexandra Fuller, Alice Fulton, Peter Kuper.

Writers Conference schedule and the speaker bios:

Tuesday, March 25
3:30 p.m. — World poetry reading, River Valley Room, Memorial Union
4 to 6 p.m. — Slide lecture and reception: Siah Armajani, North Dakota Museum of Art
7 p.m. — A conversation with Salman Rushdie, Chester Fritz Auditorium, sponsored by the Great Conversations Committee in cooperation with UND's 125th Anniversary. Reception to follow at the North Dakota Museum of Art, sponsored by the North Dakota Museum of Art and the President's office.

Wednesday, March 26
10 a.m. — Public readings, River Valley Room, Memorial Union
Noon — Panel: "Revolutions," Salman Rushdie, Peter Kuper, Alexandra Fuller; Moderator: Eric Wolfe
2 p.m. — Film
4 p.m. — Reading: Peter Kuper
6 p.m. — Film
8 p.m. — Reading: Alexandra Fuller

Thursday, March 27
10 a.m. — Public readings, River Valley Room, Memorial Union
Noon — Panel: "Revolutions in Writing," Junot Díaz, Alice Fulton, Peter Kuper; Moderator: Olaf Berwald
2 p.m. — Film
4 p.m. — Reading: Junot Díaz
6 p.m. — Film
8 p.m. — Reading: Alice Fulton

Friday, March 28
10 a.m. — Public readings, River Valley Room, Memorial Union
Noon Panel: "Revolutions in Time," Russell Banks, Junot Díaz, Alice Fulton; Moderator: Laurel Reuter
2 p.m. — Film
4 p.m. — Regional writers reading
6 p.m. — Film
8 p.m. — Presidential lecture: Russell Banks

Saturday, March 29
Noon — Community workshops

Russell Banks has made a life’s work of charting the causes and effects of the terrible things “normal” men can and will do. A prolific writer of fiction, his titles include "The Darling," "The Sweet Hereafter," "Cloudsplitter," "Rule of the Bone," "Affliction," "Success Stories," "Continental Drift," "Searching for Survivors," "Trailerpark," "The Book of Jamaica," "The New World," "Hamilton Stark," and "The Angel on the Roof," a collection of 30 years of Banks’ short fiction. His novels, "Affliction and The Sweet Hereafter," were adapted into feature films which received widespread critical acclaim; currently, "Cloudsplitter," "The Darling," and "Continental Drift" are also in film production. Included among the numerous honors and awards Russell Banks has received are the Ingram Merrill Award, the John Dos Passos Award, and the Literature Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters; he has twice been a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the PEN/Faulkner Award.

Junot Díaz, born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, immigrated at age seven with his family to the United States. After the publication of "Drown," his first book, Newsweek named Díaz as one of the “New Faces of 1996.” His fiction has appeared in The New Yorker, African Voices, Best American Short Stories (1996, 1997, 1999, 2000), and in Pushcart Prize XXII. Díaz’s much awaited second book, the novel "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," has just been published to critical acclaim. He has received a Eugene McDermott Award, a Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, a Lila Acheson Wallace Readers Digest Award, the 2002 Pen/Malamud Award, the 2003 US-Japan Creative Artist Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, a fellowship at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University, and the Rome Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

Alexandra Fuller’s debut book "Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight: An African Childhood" was a New York Times Notable Book, the Booksense Best Non-fiction book, a finalist for the Guardian’s First Book Award and the winner of the Winifred Holtby Memorial Prize in 2002. Her 2004 "Scribbling the Cat: Travels with an African Soldier" won the Ulysses Prize for Art of Reportage. Fuller has also written for such magazines as The New Yorker and National Geographic. Fuller’s experience of growing up in Africa during the Rhodesian war for independence (the Fullers farmed close enough to Mozambique that they could hear the border landmines going off, and both her parents joined up to fight against the liberation army –– her father as a soldier and her mother as a police seservist) has informed all three of her books which are, at heart, anti-war stories. But they are also love stories: “People think the book is a love letter to Africa,” Fuller has said of her debut memoir, “but really it is a love letter to my mother –– a fiercely glamorous, hard-drinking woman capable of terrifying and sometimes racist madness and equally terrifying compassion.”

Alice Fulton's "Felt" was awarded the 2002 Rebekah Johnson Bobbitt National Prize for Poetry from the Library of Congress and selected by the Los Angeles Times as one of the Best Books of 2001 and as a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Award. Her other books include "Cascade Experiment: Selected Poems," "Sensual Math," "Powers of Congress," "Palladium" (winner of The National Poetry Series Prize), "Dance Script With Electric Ballerina" (winner of the Associated Writing Programs Award), and a collection of essays, "Feeling as a Foreign Language: The Good Strangeness of Poetry." She has received fellowships from the MacArthur Foundation, The National Endowment for the Arts, The Ingram Merrill Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Michigan Society of Fellows, and the Fine Arts Work Center.

In 1979, Peter Kuper co-founded the political ‘zine World War 3 Illustrated and remains on its editorial board to this day. His illustrations and comics appear regularly in Time, The New York Times, and MAD Magazine, where he has illustrated SPY vs. SPY since 1997. He has written and illustrated over 20 books, including "Comic Trips," "Mind's Eye," and "The System," as well as the graphic novels "Sticks and Stones," which won the Society of Illustrators gold medal, and "Stop Forgetting To Remember," the autobiography of his alter ego Walter Kurtz. His work is collected in 2000, Speechless. Kuper has also adapted many literary works into comics, including Upton Sinclair's "The Jungle" and an award-winning version of Franz Kafka’s "The Metamorphosis."

Clay Jenkinson to appear as Thomas Jefferson for special UND 125th Anniversary presentation

Clay Jenkinson, a cultural commentator, humanities scholar and author, will be on campus celebrating UND’s 125th Anniversary as Thomas Jefferson, his alter ego. Jefferson will speak about the founding of his own University of Virginia, Friday, March 14. Later in the day, Jenkinson will take part in a panel discussion on the future of education in North Dakota. Both events are sponsored by the UND College of Education and Human Development and are free and open to the public.
* Friday, March 14, 10 to 11 a.m. — Thomas Jefferson and the Founding of the University of Virginia, River Valley Room in the Memorial Union.
* Friday, March 14, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. — Panel discussion on the future of education in North Dakota, featuring Clay Jenkinson. Panel members to be announced later. A reception will follow at 2:30 with refreshments.

Clay S. Jenkinson adopts the persona of Jefferson each week on National Public Radio's The Thomas Jefferson Hour to comment on current events and answer questions people may have about Jefferson's thoughts on any and all topics. Clay has portrayed Thomas Jefferson for more than two decades. He is the recipient of the National Endowment for the Humanities highest award, then called the Charles Frankel Award, for his humanities-based first person interpretation methodology.

For more information, please contact Jena Pierce, director of Alumni Relations and Development, College of Education and Human Development at (701) 777-0844 or

Medical School for the Public begins in April

"Drugs and Bugs: Medical Education from Lab to Community" is the theme for this year's Medical School for the Public, presented by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Free and open to everyone, the classes are set for 6:30 to 8 p.m. Tuesdays, April 1, 8, 15 and 22. People may participate in person at the UND medical school's facilities in Grand Forks, Fargo, Bismarck and Minot or online. The sites will be connected via video-conferencing; presentations will originate from the different locations depending on the faculty presenter.

For more information, and to pre-register, visit: . Pre-registration is requested by Tuesday, March 25.

Sessions are:
* April 1, Informed Decision-Making about Substance Abuse
* April 8, Women and Alcohol Abuse and Tobacco Abuse and Cessation – A Community Approach
* April 15, Influenza: A Virus of Many Coats and Common Flu, Avian Flu and Pandemic Flu: What's the Difference?
* April 22, Community Response to Pandemic Influenza, North Dakota's Readiness Plan

Participants will learn about what's happening in the body that leads to drug addiction and contracting viruses, as well as public health approaches to tobacco cessation and responding to the threat of a pandemic influenza outbreak.

In the session on pandemic flu, "I hope participants will come away with an awareness that North Dakota has a good plan in place," said Linda Olson, director of special projects in the Office of Medical Education at the UND medical school. "We'll lead them to other informational resources on how to prepare" for such an event.

Participants will also gain insight into web-based resources for health information and public health initiatives. They will have the opportunity to take an online learning module, similar to the case-based medical education.

UND medical school faculty presenters are recognized, many of them nationally, as leading teachers, physicians, allied health professionals and researchers in their respective fields. Elizabeth Burns, professor of family and community medicine, is coordinating this year's program.

Medical School for the Public is "an excellent way to give people the most current information concerning their health and to learn from our outstanding faculty members," said H. David Wilson, dean of the UND medical school. "Participants are in for a real treat!"

For additional information, participants may also check with the School of Medicine and Health Sciences in:

* Bismarck, Lonna Augustadt, 751-9579
* Fargo, Kristi Hofer, 293-4108
* Grand Forks, Faye Aker, 777-3800
* Minot, Jodee Nielsen, 858-6774
-- Shelley Pohlman, Admin Secretary, Public Affairs,, 701-777-4305

Speaker addresses struggle for women's equality in Muslim world

Zainab Al-Suaij will discuss "The Struggle for Women's Equality in the Muslim World" at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Zainab is a leader of interfaith and tolerance programs for mosques, churches, colleges, and high schools. She is also a well-known advocate and speaker of women's rights in Muslim countries. -- Zainab Al-Suwaij, MAC standing committee of student government,, (701)740-7740; and Chelsea Stone, MAC publicity coordinator,, (701)789-1415.

Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn meets March 12

Celebrate National Women's History Month by attending the Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, at the International Centre. Madina Ismail is a refugee from the war-torn country of Uganda. Please join us to hear Madina share her experience on the impact of war and her journey that brought her to the United States. Everyone is welcome, and lunch is provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Womens Center,, 777-4300

Note upcoming administrative parking committee meetings

Dates for upcoming University administrative parking committee
meetings from 9 to 10 a.m. follow:
* March 12, Room 17, Swanson Hall
-- Agenda
-- Welcome and introduction of guests
-- Reading and approval of past minutes
-- Old business
-- Update on status of VPFO Parking Task Force (Jason Uhlir)
-- New business
-- Concerns from ADA facilities sub-committee on protocols for
placement of handicapped parking across campus (Judy Sannes of DSS)
-- Parking ticket appeals
-- Matters arising
-- Adjournment

* March 26, Room 17, Swanson Hall
* April 9, Room 17, Swanson Hall
* April 23, Memorial Room, second floor, Memorial Union
* May 7, Room 17, Swanson Hall.
-- Douglas Munski, geography.

University Senate meets March 13; lists agenda

The University Senate will meet Thursday, March 13, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.


1. Announcements:
a. Parking update – Bob Gallager, vice president for finance and operations
b. Essential Studies update – Tom Steen, Essential Studies Steering
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes
3. Question period


4. Annual report of the Student Academic Standards Committee, Suzanne Anderson, chair
5. Annual report of the Administrative Procedures Committee, Suzanne Anderson, chair
6. Annual report of the Academic Policies and Admissions Committee, Katherine Campbell, chair
7. Annual report of the General Education Requirements Committee, Matthew Cavalli, past chair


8. Proposed revision to the Council of College Faculties constitution, Jon Jackson
9. Proposed revision to the Faculty Handbook, Dan Rice
10. Report from the Curriculum Committee, Matthew Cavalli, chair
11. Discussion, demonstration and request for support on clicker standard, Lynn Kubeck, chief information officer
12. Report from the Committee on Committees on the slate of candidates for election to Senate committees, Michele Iiams, chair
13. Preferred Parking Resolution, James Haskins and several co-sponsors, College of Business and Public Administration
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office,, 777-3892

Doctoral examination set for Ann Marguerite Coyle

The final examination for Ann Marguerite Coyle, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biology, is set for Thursday, March 13, at 12:15 p.m. seminar (Lecture Hall); 1:30 p.m. defense (Conference Room). The dissertation title is "An Investigation of the Ecology of Nesting Golden Eagles in North Dakota." Brett Goodwin (biology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School,, 777-4005

Higher education faculty candidate visits UND March 13

Please join the Department of Educational Leadership in welcoming our candidate to the UND campus Thursday, March 13. Deborah Worley is an applicant for the faculty position in the program of higher education. There will be two opportunities to meet Deborah, and we encourage you to participate and provide feedback based on observations from one or both venues.

* Research presentation from 11 a.m. to noon in 210 Education Building, “Exploring the Use of Statistical Software in Student Affairs”

* Teaching presentation from 6:15 to 7 p.m. in 201 Education Building, “The Spellings Commission Report: A Review of Federal Intervention in Higher Education.”
-- Jeffrey C. Sun, Assistant Professor, Educational Leadership,, 7-3452

Nepal Night is Thursday

Thursday, March 13, is Nepal Night at the Loading Dock, Memorial Union. Come learn about the culture and customs of Nepal and stay to try some Napelese food. The program is free and begins at 7 p.m. Food is $1 to sample.
-- Shannon Jolly, International Student Advisor, International Programs,, 7-4118

Documentary film about Norway to be shown March 13

"The George Marshall Plan and Its Effect on Norway" will be shown at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center. The Marshall Plan, an initiative to rebuild war-torn Europe, was first presented by George C. Marshall at a speech at Harvard University in 1947. The plan was approved in 1948. Marshall, U.S. Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945 and secretary of state from 1947 to 1949, won the Nobel Prize in 1953 for the Marshall Plan. This is a new documentary fim produced by the Norwegian American Foundation to commemorate the 60th anniversary since the Marshall Plan was proposed.

After the 45-minute movie, there will be a discussion and a question-and-answer session with history professor Al Berger.

The cost will be $5; students will be admitted free. Refreshments will be served. If you plan to attend, please RSVP (701) 777-3132 or

The aid that Norway and Europe received through the Marshall Plan was not without political controversy. Russia's decision not to participate in the Marshall Plan ultimately led to Europe splitting into two major blocks, the East and the West, and the development of NATO. These differences resulted in the Cold War, which lasted from 1948 to the early 1990s, and was marked by the first major conflict, the "Berlin Crisis" when Russia built a wall that separated Germany from East and West. By the time the Marshall Plan had come to completion in 1952, the economy of every participating nation, with the exception of Germany, had grown well past prewar levels.

The documentary film includes material from the National Film Archives in Washington, D.C., Norwegian Film Archives, and the National Archives from Germany. Producer is Steinar Hybertson and the project was funded by donors to the Norwegian American Foundation who felt this history needed to be preserved.

The special screening of the new documentary is co-sponsored by the Norwegian-affiliated organizations in Greater Grand Forks: Nordic Initiative, Norseman Federation, Gyda Varden Lodge of the Sons of Norway and the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA). -- Bruce Gjovig, chair of Nordic Initiative.

Richard Saykally to present 2008 Abbott Lectures

This year’s chemistry department Abbott Lectures will be given Thursday and Friday, March 13 and 14, by Richard J. Saykally, professor of chemistry at the University of California-Berkeley.

Professor Saykally will give two lectures: the first presentation, “Water Music: The Latest Word on the Most Important Substance in the Universe," will be given at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 13, in 101 Abbott Hall, and is intended for a scientifically interested general audience. A reception will follow in 232 Abbott Hall. He will also present a scientific talk, “pH of the Liquid Water Surface: Selective Surface Adsorption of Hydroxide and Hydronium," at noon Friday, March 14, in 138 Abbott Hall. All are welcome to both lectures.
-- Kim Myrum, Information Processing Specialist, Chemistry,, 777-6789

Two athletic director candidates visit campus next week

The first two candidates for the University’s athletic director position will visit Grand Forks and the University community this week and next week, and the public is invited to attend an open meet and greet session for each.

Brian Faison, special assistant to the president and major gifts officer at New Mexico State University, will be in Grand Forks March 12-14. The University community as a whole will have two opportunities to interact with Faison:

Thursday, March 13:
* 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. -- meet with intercollegiate athletic committee/faculty/staff, Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Open to faculty and staff.
* 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. -- community meet and greet with the public, Alerus Center Oriole Room (use doors No. 5 or No. 6).

Tom Sadler, president of Encore Facility Management and Global Entertainment Marketing Systems (GEMS), will be in Grand Forks March 16-18. The University community as a whole will have two opportunities to interact with Sadler:

Monday, March 17:
* 4:30 to 5:15 p.m. -- meet with intercollegiate athletic committee/faculty/staff, Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Open to faculty and staff.
* 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. -- community meet and greet with the public, Alerus Center Oriole Room (use doors No. 5 or No. 6).

Faison and Sadler are among five candidates for the athletic director position. On-campus visits for the remaining three candidates will be announced at a later date.

Check out classes at Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen.

Check out these classes at the Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen.

Eating for Life! - Session 1
Thursday, March 13, 6 to 7 p.m. *Session 2, Thursday, March 20. Cost is $12 for both classes.
Are you looking to make over your families eating habits in the new year? Or maybe just learning to cook before venturing out into career and home life? Join us for Eating for Life. This two-session class features two to three entrees along with side dishes and healthy snacks. Participants will cook beside the instructor and enjoy each healthy creation. Recipes are selected with heart health and carbohydrate control in mind, and they are great for singles, couples, and families.

Snack Time
Saturday, March 15, 3:30 to 4 p.m. Cost is FREE!
Do you ever find yourself snacking on potato chips or candy because it’s easy and available? Or do you ever have problems coming up with ideas for quick and healthy snacks for you or your family? Come join us at Burnt Toast and we will show you how eating healthy snacks can be fun, easy, fast, and tasty.

Dakota Harvest Bakers present Healthy Whole Grain Bread
Tuesday, March 18, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $8.
Breads are good for you. Whole grains are even better! Learn how to make breads using whole grain soakers that will add depth and complexity to your bread baking. You’ll assist in baking bread in the class and leave with your own loaf ready to bake at home. As a bonus, samples of other delicious breads from Dakota Harvest will be on hand!

Wednesday, March 19, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Cost is $10.
Did you know sushi doesn’t mean raw fish? Come to “Sushi!” and learn the basics of the Japanese delicacy. With just a little information and practice, you can learn to make really delicious and beautiful sushi at home. Each participant will get to make their own roll. This session of Sushi! will also feature a delicious Japanese dessert known as sweet rice.

Classes are located in the Wellness Center Burnt Toast Demo Kitchen. Sign up for classes 24 hours in advance at the Wellness Center welcome desk.
-- Leah Wagner, Coordinator of Wellness Programs, Wellness Center,, 777-0842.

Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar is March 14

Jeremy Gawryluk, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, will present a seminar titled "Effects of the Ketogenic Diet on Epilepsy" at 4 p.m. Friday, March 14, in the Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360, School of Medicine. This seminar is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Administrative Officer, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics,, 7-6221

Geography forum set for March 14

The Department of Geography invites you to the March Geography Forum noon to 1 p.m. Friday, March 14, in 157 O'Kelly Hall. Janet Moen, professor of sociology/peace studies, will address "Photos of Place and the Politics of Human Ecology." Everyone is welcome.
-- Enru Wang, Assistant Professor, Geography,, 7-4590

LEEPS lectures discuss dinosaurs, mammals

Greg Wilson of the University of Washington, Seattle, will present two LEEPS lectures Friday, March 14, in Leonard Hall. At noon in Room 100, Dr. Wilson will speak on “Dying Dinosaurs and Exploding Mammals: Hell Creek’s Window on the Cretaceous-Tertiary Extinction.” At 3 p.m. in Room 109, he will discuss “Endemics, Relicts, and Dispersalists: Cretaceous Mammals from the Drifting Indian Subcontinent.”

The LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) lecture series brings speakers to the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering throughout the year and, as always, all our welcome to attend.

Dr. Wilson is a graduate of University of California-Berkeley and a postdoctoral fellow of the University of Helsinki Institute of Biotechnology. He served as the curator of vertebrate paleontology at the Denver Museum of Science and Nature before assuming his current position.
-- Joseph Hartman, Associate Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering,, 777-5055

Six alumni will be honored at education banquet

The College of Education and Human Development is honored to celebrate the success of six outstanding alumni during the Alumni Achievement Awards Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday, March 14, at the Hilton Garden Inn. Those honored include: Mavis Kelley (posthumously), ’81, ’87, ’92; Jerry Wenzel; Leander Russ McDonald, ‘98, ‘00, ‘03; Debbie Thompson, ’87; Gary Forrest, ’70, and Karen Gayton Comeau, ’81. Tickets are $12; to register, call Jena Pierce at 777-0844 by noon Wednesday, March 12.

Mavis Kelley felt that her calling as an educator could best be accomplished as a middle school math teacher. She taught at Valley Middle School in Grand Forks for five years where she devised curriculum such as interdisciplinary units, promoted differentiated instruction through workshops, and established the "No Name Calling Week." Dr. Kelley received three degrees from UND, including a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 1981 and a master’s degree in elementary education in 1987. She received her doctorate in education in 1992. Sadly she passed away in March 2005. Her husband, Scott, will accept the award on her behalf.

Jerry Wenzel was an award winning science educator at Central Middle School in East Grand Forks for over 35 years. He retired in June 2007. His authentic science lessons with students have been recognized numerous times with stories in the Grand Forks Herald. Wenzel received a master’s degree in education from UND in 1991. He received the 1998 Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year award from the National Association of Biology Teachers, the 2000 Middle School Science Teacher of the Year award from the Minnesota Science Teachers Association, and the 2001 Wal-Mart/Sam’s Club Regional Teacher of the Year award.

Leander "Russ" McDonald is an assistant professor at the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. McDonald is the director for the National Resource Center on Native American Aging and for the Spirit Lake Tribe Planning Department. He received a bachelor’s degree in sociology in 1998 and a master’s degree in sociology in 2000 from UND. He earned a Ph.D. in teaching and learning from UND in 2003. At UND, he continues to work with colleagues to refine a national needs assessment process that has assisted more than 330 tribes in gathering local Native elder data.

Debbie Thompson is the president/CEO of the Grand Forks YMCA, a position she took in 2000, after spending 13 years as the YMCA's child care director. Under her leadership the YMCA provides comprehensive child care services, and a variety of other services, to an average of 4,500 members. She oversees the recruitment and development of 450 volunteers annually who help in the implementation of "Y" programs. As part of her professional commitment she is involved as a volunteer in many community services including: Mayor’s Youth Cabinet; board co-chair for the Coalition for a Healthy Greater Grand Forks; and a corporate member of Altru Health System, just to name a few.

Gary Forrest, executive director for the Psychotherapy Associates P.C., is a licensed clinical psychologist, author, educator and national consultant in Colorado Springs, Colo. He received a Ph.D. from UND in 1970 in counseling and guidance. Dr. Forrest is a national expert in drug and alcohol addiction. He has published numerous books in the area of chemical dependency and personality disorders, and has made appearances on national television talking about addictions. He is a member of the American Psychological Association, American Counseling Association, and the National Registry of Health Providers in Psychotherapy, Inc.

Karen Gayton Comeau (formerly Swisher) is a member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe. She has devoted her career to improving educational opportunities for American Indian/Alaska Native students. Trained as an elementary teacher and educational administrator at Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D., she earned a doctorate in educational administration from UND in 1981. In addition to serving as the chair of teacher education, chief academic officer, and president of Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, Dr. Comeau has experience at Huron College in South Dakota, the University of Utah, and Arizona State University. She is now retired.

U2 lists workshops

University within the University (U2) lists the following workshops:

Facilities Discoverer Reports Training
March 14, 11 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II
The billing charges from facilities will be posted to PeopleSoft in a summarized format. To access the detailed information each department will need to have access to Discoverer reports and be trained on how to access the detail and summary information for their departments. These reports will break down the charges by individual work orders and/or projects. Presenter: Laura Thoreson.

Responsible Conduct of Research
March 19, 2 to 3 p.m., School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Reed Keller Auditorium.
This training focuses on the definition of research misconduct, how to assure that ethical conduct in research is followed by all employees, how to assure the validity of all data and information developed and communicated by your research group, some honest errors or differences of opinion, and how to deal with allegations of research misconduct. This session is part of the Grant and Contract Training Series sponsored by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Safe Online Practices - Protecting Your Identity and Securing Your Computer
March 19, 1 to 3 p.m.
The Internet can provide a wealth of information and give access to valuable financial, business, educational, and entertainment services. However, when connected to the Internet, you and your computer become vulnerable to scammers, identity thieves, viruses, spyware and more. This workshop will provide the information needed to help you protect your identity and computer while online. Presenter: Brad Miller.

Defensive Driving
March 19, 8:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Tim Lee.

Radiation Safety
March 19, 10 a.m. to noon, Room 5520, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
This course will cover basic principles of radiation protection. Course attendance is required for all individuals working with radioactive materials at the University of North Dakota. Topics discussed will include, but are not limited to: types of radiation, methods of protection, exposure monitoring, handling techniques, decontamination, security, and waste disposal. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone, 777-2128, e-mail, or online Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) stop number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Kathy Williams, U2 coordinator, University within the University,,777-4266.

Teaching with technology applications now being accepted

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will hold a teaching with technologies seminar/workshop for faculty interested in using technology to enhance traditional classroom teaching. This six day seminar will be held from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, May 16, and Monday through Friday, May 19-23. Registration is limited to 10 faculty. A $600 stipend is offered through funding from the Office of Instructional Development. The deadline for applications is April 1. For application instructions or more information, please see our web site at
-- Diane Lundeen, Workshop Coordinator, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies/ITSS,, 777-2129

Maxine Maxwell presents "Echoes of the Past" March 17

Performer Maxine Maxwell, whose work often incorporates African American cultural themes, will present the play "Echoes of the Past" at 7:30 p.m. Monday, March 17, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The play focuses on the vital turning points in the lives of remarkable and courageous black women throughout the past 150 years, such as Sojourner Truth and Ida B. Wells. -- Chelsea Stone, MAC publicity coordinator,, (701)789-1415; and Maxine Maxwell, MAC standing committee of student government,, (701)740-7740.

UND spring graduation expo is March 18

A Spring Grad Expo will be held Tuesday, March 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Loading Dock, first floor, Memorial Union. A visit to the Expo will be a one-stop information source for students graduating May 10. The Registrar's Office will be on-hand with a list of students eligible to graduate. The UND Bookstore and Herff Jones will have regalia, diploma covers, frames, and class rings for purchase and viewing. Financial aid can answer questions about student loan payments. Career Services will assist with any job search. The Alumni Association will explain services to new graduates. Plus additional information about UND's Graduate School, photographers, and catering will also be available. Faculty are invited to attend and check out custom regalia that can be ordered through the Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore. If you have any questions about the Expo, contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events at 777-6393 or e-mail For more information about May's commencement, visit this web page at
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events,, 701-777-6393

Astronomy public talk, telescope observing session is March 18

The physics department will hold an astronomy public talk and telescope observing session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, "Bursts, Flashes, and Other Things That Go BOOM in the Night: The History of Gamma-Ray Bursts," will be presented by doctoral student Dean Smith (physics). Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope (weather permitting). For further information, please visit
-- Wayne Barkhouse, Assistant Professor, Physics,, 777-3520

Next Chautauqua workshop is March 18

Please mark your calendars for March 18 for the next Chautauqua workshop, which will focus on “Creative Scholarship Within the Arts,” specifically targeting music, theatre arts and visual arts. Join us at 11:30 a.m. in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union, for refreshments. The workshop will run from noon to 1 p.m.
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations, The Graduate School,, 777-2524

Spring yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center

Spring yoga classes will begin Tuesday, March 18, at the Lotus Meditation Center. The beginner's class meets on Tuesdays from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. The class for experienced students meets on Thursday at the same time. The eight-week session costs $65, while single classes are $10. Contact Dyan Rey for information or to register, 772-8840 or
-- Dyan Rey, Instructor, Visual Arts,, 772-8840

People's Law School program offered

The People’s Law School will be held Tuesday, March 18, and Tuesday, March 25, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. at the Grand Forks Public Library.

The People’s Law School is a program designed by the UND law school Public Interest Law Students Association (PILSA) to educate citizens about common legal issues and how the legal system affects individuals. Each evening features two, one-hour sessions where members of the legal community will address one of the following topics: family law, wills and estates, employee rights, and landlord tenant relationships.

The classes are free, but space is limited, so to register or find out more information call 701-757-1003. The session will be valuable to anyone interested in the law and learning more about how it affects individuals.

PILSA is a student organization of the UND School of Law. The organization is committed to using the law to create social change and increasing access to justice for segments of the population that are underrepresented in the community.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni & Public Relations, Law School,, 777-2856

Extended summer writing workshop offered

The extended (summer) Writing Across the Curriculum faculty workshop will be offered Friday, May 16, and Monday through Friday, May 19-23, from 8:30 a.m. to noon daily; six total sessions. In this workshop, we’ll be using the text "Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom" by John Bean. Participation in this workshop provides an opportunity for faculty at all levels of experience and from all disciplines to consider and reconsider the writing that students do (or could be doing) in their courses. This workshop might be of special interest to faculty who are considering changes to their courses to meet the new Essential Studies Advanced Communication designation.

Participating faculty will receive stipends of $600 (subject to standard deductions). To apply: In no more than a single page, describe the course (e.g., who takes it and why, how many students are expected to enroll, if it’s required for students in particular majors, etc.) and the role writing will play in the new or redeveloped course. If this is an existing course, you might also say something about how and why this is changing. Please apply early; there is space for 10 participants, and qualified applicants will be accepted as applications are received. For more information about this workshop, please contact Kimberly Crowley (777-6381 or as soon as possible.
-- Kimberly Crowley, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum,, 777-6381

Doctoral examination set for David L. Crawford

The final examination for David L. Crawford, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning, is set for 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "A Comparative Analysis of Practitioner and Educator Preferences Regarding Accounting Curriculum Meeting the 150-Hour Requirement." David Yearwood (technology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph.Benot, Dean, Graduate School,, 777-4005

Exploring Second Life web conference is March 20

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will host a web conference on Exploring Second Life from noon to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 20, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This web conference is presented by Academic Impressions and features Ken Hudson from Loyalist College and Christopher Keesey from Ohio University. The agenda is:
* What is a multi-user virtual environment (MUVE)?
* Why would/should I use a MUVE for learning?
* Getting started in Second Life
* Second Life activities
* Learning experience possibilities with Second Life as platform
* We want to deliver learning in Second Life, where do we start?
* Case studies of successes
* Recommendations and take-aways

To register for this web conference, please call 777-2129 or send an e-mail to
-- Diane Lundeen, Workshop Coordinator, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies/ITSS,, 777-2129

Graduate School information retreat is March 24

The Graduate School will host an information retreat for all interested faculty from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday, March 24, at the Idea Lab, Ina Mae Rude Center. The purpose of this day is to present new information related to current graduate school activities, as well as to guide you through our processes, explain forms, answer questions and get feedback. Graduate program directors are encouraged to attend.

Lunch will be provided, so we would like your RSVP to assist with providing adequate catering. Visit and click on the RSVP link.

Please note the graduate school office will not be open March 24, as all staff will be at the information retreat. For more information contact the graduate school.
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations, The Graduate School,, 777-2524

Farewell reception will honor Don Kojich

A farewell reception will honor Don Kojich, executive associate vice president for University Relations, from 10 to 11 a.m. Monday, March 24, in the Twamley Hall Snack Bar, fourth floor. He has been with UND since 2005, and is leaving to take a position as associate vice president for marketing and communications at the University of Illinois Foundation. Please join us as we wish him well. -- University Relations.

Scouts launch annual food drive

Grand Forks area Boy and Girl Scouts are going green this year, distributing paper door-hangers instead of plastic bags in advance of the annual Scouting for Food drive scheduled for Thursday, March 27, through Saturday, March 29. This year’s theme is ‘Good Turn for America’ and Scouts will be distributing door hangers Thursday, March 27, explaining the Scouting for Food project and reminding residents to leave their own bags or boxes of non-perishable food items outside their front door for pickup Saturday, March 29.

Scouting for Food is the Scouting's community stewardship project aimed at addressing the problem of hunger in the community in which we live and work. Scouting for Food is a project rooted in the very foundation of the Scouting movement. Through initiative and hard work, the Scouts have developed a framework that can help. The Salvation Army, the St. Vincent de Paul food pantries, and the East Grand Forks Food Cupboard feed needy local residents with emergency aid.

It is up to the people of our community to make Scouting for Food a success. Last year Scouts in the Grand Forks area collected 13,000 pounds of food; the goal this year is 16,000 pounds.

Food donations needed include canned items such as vegetables, meats, chili, soups or juices, and baby formula. Boxed or bagged meals and pastas are also welcome. The ideal food donation bag would include one of each. Please, nothing perishable, frozen, or in glass. Monetary donations cannot be accepted.

For more information on Scouting for Food, contact Myron Barnes at 701-775-3189. -- Laura Munski,, 701-772-8207, Dakota Science Center.

Annual Science Day for children set for March 29

Fifth- and sixth-grade students are invited to attend the annual Science Day Saturday, March 29, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The free event is designed to stimulate children's interest in science and features a hands-on approach to learning. It is hosted by the UND chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA). A pre-registration form, available online,, can be downloaded, printed, completed and returned as noted on the form. Pre-registration is requested by Friday, March 14.

Participants may choose to attend either the morning session (9 a.m. to noon), with on-site registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., or afternoon session, 1 to 4 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Supervised by medical students, activities will focus on human health and anatomy, the heart and the importance of exercise, awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, "grossology," medical instruments and how they’re used, and various projects that demonstrate scientific principles.

Space is limited. The event, offered on a first-come, first-served basis, is held at the UND medical school, 501 N. Columbia Road. Participants should enter through the school's south entrance.

For more information or to request a registration form, please contact Shelley in the Office of Public Affairs, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-4305 or .
-- Shelley Pohlman, Admin Secretary, Public Affairs,, 701-777-4305

Second annual UCC silent auction is March 29

The University Children’s Center (UCC) will host their second annual silent auction Saturday, March 29, at University Place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. The event’s theme, "Imagination at Hand – Art and Literacy," showcases four books written by UCC children. "Tell Me What You Did Today," a book written by regional author Rick Kupchella, was used as the inspiration for the UCC childrens’ books. Adele Kupchella, UND’s first lady, serves at the honorary chair for the event.

Children ages 2-5 attending UCC have been illustrating and writing their books which will be published and auctioned in the silent auction. A total of four books will be completed by the UCC children. Also included in the event is a silent auction featuring works from local artists. All proceeds benefit programs at the Children’s Center.

Tickets are $15 and may be purchased at the University Children’s Center at 525 Stanford Road; call 777-3947 for more information. The event is open to the public.
-- JoAnne Yearwood, Director, University Childrens Center,, 777-3947

Author of "Generation Me" to visit campus April 2

The Graduate School is excited to host Jean Twenge, author of “Generation Me.” Dr. Twenge’s lecture, “Generation Me: How When You Were Born Influences Your Personality and Outlook on Life,” will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 2, in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about Jean Twenge and her research, visit her web site
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations, The Graduate School,, 777-2524

University Senate meets April 3; agenda items due

The University Senate will meet Thursday, April 3, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Thursday, March 20. They may be submitted electronically to: It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted. -– Suzanne Anderson (registrar), secretary, University Senate.
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office,, 777-3892

Transfer Getting Started Program is April 5

The UND Student Success Center will hold the Transfer Getting Started program Saturday, April 5, to which new transfer students, admitted for the summer and fall 2008 semesters, are invited to campus for advisement and registration. Program activities include a welcome to the University, presentations from various student service areas, and advisement and registration. If you have any questions or would like additional information, please contact the Student Success Center at 777-2117.
-- Angie Carpenter, Assistant Director of Programs, Student Success Center,, 777-3910

"Beatlemania Now," "Gypsy" to play Chester Fritz Auditorium

"Beatlemania Now" will perform at the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 4. Touring for more than a decade, "Beatlemania Now" has become the premier multi-media Beatles show in America today, incorporating seven costume changes in this two-hour extravaganza. Featuring a big screen video presentation and performing over 35 songs, "Beatlemania Now" chronologically traces the Beatles career from their 1964 U.S. debut explosion on the The Ed Sullivan Show, to the finale of "Let it Be" in 1970.

"Beatlemania Now" successfully recaptures the mood and frantic intensity of that by-gone era. The performers skillfully and effectively recreate the sights and sounds that were and still are the Beatles! Additional information on "Beatlemania Now" can be found at their web site:

"Gypsy" will be performed at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 17, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Based on the memoirs of entertainer Gypsy Rose Lee, "Gypsy" tells the story of Rose, an overbearing stage mother who is determined to make her girls the stars of vaudeville. Rose overwhelmingly favors her younger daughter, June, who headlines the act, while Louise is relegated to the chorus. Rose’s attention eventually turns to her older daughter, but it is Louise herself who discovers her own talent, and becomes a bigger star than Rose ever dreamed possible. Set against the freewheeling days of vaudeville and burlesque, "Gypsy" explores ambition, jealousy, family relationships, and the bittersweet loss of innocence.

Tickets for both shows are on sale now at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., by phone 772-5151, or online at Ticket prices and additional information are available at
-- Betty Allan, Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium,, 7-2170

Pancakes for awareness set for April 5

Pancakes for Awareness about Violence against Students: In Memory of Dru Sjodin, Mindy Morgenstern and Anita Knutson will be held Saturday, April 5, from 8 to 10 a.m. at Applebee's in the two Greater Grand Forks locations and three Fargo locations. Students from around North Dakota will serve pancakes.

Grand Forks/East Grand Forks:
1. 415 Second St. NW, East Grand Forks, Minn.
2. 2851 S. Columbia Road, Grand Forks

Tickets are $5 pre-sale or at the door.

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. All proceeds go to Dru's Dive: Awareness about Violence against Students and will be submitted to our scholarship fund with North Dakota Council on Abused Women Services for North Dakota residents to attend a North Dakota institution.

Volunteers are needed to sell tickets and work the event. If you cannot volunteer, please come and eat.

Dru's Dive is a campaign with the mission to increase Awareness about Violence against Students. The objective is to unite people across the state of North Dakota in the cause, increase Awareness about Violence against Students, and to create multiple scholarships to be distributed through the North Dakota Council on Abused Women's Services (NDCAWS) in the names of the three students in North Dakota who have been murdered, Dru Sjodin (UND), Mindy Morgenstern (VCSU), and Anita Knutson (MSU).

For more information, please contact Shelle Michaels, state advocate, or (218) 779-7271, ( )

R&D Showcase set for April 16, 17

Save the Date! The 2008 R&D Showcase event, which is alternately hosted by UND and NDSU, is scheduled for April 16 and 17 at the Fargodome. Please view the preliminary agenda for the meeting at .

It's a small world in a global economy. Join North Dakota's universities and technology partners to learn how the state's economy is being shaped by research and technology developments. Learn how our research universities are working with the state, federal and private sectors to spur technology-led economic development.

Keynote speakers include:
Yongmaan Park, chair of Doosan Infracore Co., Ltd. (Bobcat); Dan Berglund, CEO of State Science znd Technology Institute; Jeffrey Black, chair and CEO of Teleflex, Inc.; and Roger Brown, technology and innovation manager at Akzo Nobel Aerospace Coatings. State and local economic development officials, as well as university researchers, will cover developments in technology, successful partnerships and programs and their statewide impacts.

Hear more about technology developments in
-advanced electronics
-life sciences
-manufacturing and information technology

What you'll discover:
-Find out how you can partner in these technology initiatives
-Learn more about R&D tax credits
-Identify global opportunities
-Hear about North Dakota's technology businesses
-Learn how federal, state, local and university research partnerships
fuel economic development

Attend if you are a:
-business leader
-individual interested in advancing North Dakota's position in a
competitive global economy

Go to ( )
to view a complete program and register!

For more information, contact Jan Sobolik,
701-499-3602, NDSU Research and Technology Park, 1854 NDSU Research Circle North, Fargo, ND 58102.

Community-university forum proposals sought; deadline extended to March 12

Are you doing scholarship on community issues, with community partners? Would you like to discuss this with community and campus members? Do you want to help plan innovative approaches to community issues?

If you do, send your proposals for “Generating Ideas Through Partnerships: A Community-University Forum.” Forum sessions will be held Friday and Saturday, April 18-19, at University Place, 3601 University Ave., and in a community location, The Link, 300 Cherry St.

The deadline for applications has been extended to Wednesday, March 12.

Types of proposals:
• Community and University members can submit discussion topics and presentations.
• Ideas for community-University collaborative proposals are highly encouraged.
• Descriptions of community-based research needs and research results are highly encouraged.

Submitting your proposal:
• Include in your proposals: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, submission title, submission type (idea, panel or individual presentation), abstract (maximum 300 words); submission form available at
• Send your proposals by mail to Community-University Forum, attn. Diana Nastasia, project assistant, Stop 8254, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8254; or by e-mail to

This event is a step toward the publication of a community-University journal.

Scholarships in the amount of $100 are available for 15 community participants from the state and region coming to the forum from more than 75 miles away.

This event is sponsored by the UND Forum Planning Committee: Gregory Gagnon and Janet Moen, co-chairs, and the following community partners: Grand Forks Housing Authority, Community Foundation, United Way, North Valley Arts Council. Funding was provided by the Public Scholarship Program, UND Center for Community Engagement.

For more information, see, or call 777-2706.

Win in so many ways with Work Well!

Here’s what people are saying about Work Well and Know Your Numbers:

• Kudos! This is really well thought out. It is easy to follow.
• Just wanted to say, I love the new "community" feel of the Work Well web site
• Thank you for this opportunity to better ourselves.
• Thank you so much for taking care of us.
• Great to have such support for the life changing adventure
• It is always good to have these reminders and support. Too easy to start something and not finish with our busy routines.

Congratulations to our latest big winners:
Becky Cournia, $1,000
Lisa Burger, $500
Angie Carpenter, $500
Peter Meberg, $500

Benefited employees -- wish you could have been a part of the drawings? It’s not too late. Sign up now and you could be in the May drawing for $500 or even $1,000!

Go to to register and find out more about Know Your Numbers!
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Assistant Director for Work Well, Wellness Center,, 701.777.0210

Submissions sought for Merrifield competition

The Chester Fritz Library and the Alumni Association and Foundation will sponsor the annual Merrifield Competition for the most outstanding scholarly research paper submitted by a UND undergraduate or graduate student. A grant from the Alumni Association and Foundation enables the library to recognize outstanding scholarly research that utilizes primary source materials held in the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. This recognition is provided through a UND scholarship of $1,500.

Papers will be juried by Curt Hanson, head of Special Collections, and the following faculty members: Cindy Anderson, nursing; Hans Broedel, history; Sherryl Houdek, educational leadership; and Gregory Vandeberg, geography. Deadline for submission of papers is Friday, April 25. Brochures that outline the competition guidelines are available at the Chester Fritz Library reference desk, administrative office, or Special Collections.
-- Curt Hanson, Department Head, Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library,, 777-4626

EERC materials set to go into space

A suite of materials developed at the Energy & Environmental Research Center were loaded and ready to lift off on the space shuttle Endeavor March 11.

The material, made up primarily of silicon carbide, an extremely hard ceramic, will be tested on the International Space Station as part of the Materials International Space Station Experiment 6 (MISSE-6) mission. The goal of MISSE-6 is to characterize the performance of materials and systems exposed to the space environment.

“We’ve worked in 50 countries and all 50 states and now in an area that doesn’t have a zip code,” said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold.

The material was originally developed by the EERC for use in the power industry with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy and was delivered to NASA in the fall of 2006.

“While the material has a variety of uses, I see two possible applications in space technology,” said EERC Senior Research Advisor John Hurley. “One of those is as spacecraft protection from impact by meteoroids or space debris. The other is as a heat shield.”

For meteorite protection, the best shields would be harder than the objects hitting them to ensure that those objects are being vaporized upon impact. Most currently available ceramic materials are prone to shattering, but the EERC materials are porous, which allows them to be combined with other materials, such as metals or polymers, making them shatter-resistant.

When used as heat shield protection, the EERC silicon carbide structures can withstand temperatures of 1450°C or more, which is much higher than other similarly made silicon carbide structures. Because of its makeup, the EERC material actually carries away heat rather than just passively radiating it like the space shuttle tiles. The ability to withstand these higher temperatures is critical during reentry into the earth’s atmosphere or in the process of aerobraking, in which the atmosphere of a planet is used to slow down an approaching spacecraft for orbit.

The four EERC samples are three inches long by one inch wide and were placed, along with other test items, into large cases that were loaded onto Endeavor. The cases will be attached to the International Space Station during a spacewalk scheduled for the eighth day of the mission, which will be the third extravehicular activity. The materials are scheduled for one year of exposure and will make approximately 6,000 orbits and 150 million miles around the Earth.

“This is a wonderful example of the immeasurable opportunities for spin-offs of EERC-derived technology that have evolved from energy and environmental programs that relate to other key technological frontiers,” Groenewold said.

For information about the shuttle launch, visit

President Kupchella on national higher ed panel

President Charles Kupchella was part of a national education panel of college presidents who spoke March 11 to senior communication professionals about the state of public higher education in the United States. The panel discussion was part of the annual conference of the American Association of State Colleges and Universities in Washington, D.C.

“The State of Public Higher Education: A Presidential Perspective” will provide a presidential take on higher education-related issues such as accountability, college costs, accessibility, institutional rankings, dealing with controversy and the future of public higher education.

Kupchella was on the panel with Donald Betz, chancellor of the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Joe Garcia, president of Colorado State University-Pueblo, and Kay Schallenkamp, president of Black Hills State University. Scott Jaschik, editor of Inside Higher Education, moderated the panel.

As part of the same conference, Don Kojich, UND executive associate vice president for University Relations, co-led a session on “New Tools, New Strategies, New Metrics: Communicating with our Audiences 2.0.” Teaming with Kojich was Claire Jones, associate vice president for College Relations, State University of New York College at Buffalo.

College of Business and Public Administration adds new graduate program

The College of Business and Public Administration is pleased to announce a new program offering in the field of accounting. A Master of Accountancy degree program is now accepting applications for fall semester 2008, when courses in the program will begin and be offered on campus. The new master’s program, which has been approved by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and UND’s Graduate School, builds upon the College of Business and Public Administration’s long history and reputation of producing business leaders in the field of accountancy. It is also the only master of accountancy program available in North Dakota, western Minnesota, northern South Dakota and Manitoba. The rigorous program involves 32 credit hours of advanced courses and also assists recent accounting graduates in meeting the 150 hour requirement to sit for the CPA exam.

The College of Business and Public Administration and Graduate School will formally announce and celebrate the new program at 3 p.m. Wednesday, March 12, in 225 Gamble Hall. The event is open to the University community and the Greater Grand Forks area.

“This is another great addition for the College of Business and Public Administration, as we believe it positions us as a key leader in the field of accounting throughout the Midwest region,” says Dennis Elbert, dean of the College of Business and Public Administration. Development of the new program was a result of strategic planning for curriculum growth and enhancement, as well as requests put forth by national and regional accounting firms who recruit current UND business students.

“Our new Master of Accountancy program will allow our students to take the next step in pursuing a professional accounting career, while also increasing their job placement opportunities once they complete the program,” explains Robert Dosch, who will serve as the graduate director of the new program. “Our students are already highly sought after in the marketplace and we anticipate that this additional preparation will make them even more desirable prospects in the accounting industry.”

Admission requirements for the Master of Accountancy program require a command of core accounting concepts and theories or a bachelor’s degree in accounting, completion of the GMAT test (or equivalent graduate placement test), and a minimum 3.0 GPA. Undergraduate students currently completing an accounting degree at UND can pursue placement in this program in their junior year, with a GPA of 3.25 and completion of a specific set of courses. For more information on the Master of Accountancy degree program or to inquire about an application, please contact Robert Dosch in the Department of Accountancy at (701) 777-4686 or via e-mail at
-- CK Schultz, Director, External Relations, College of Business & Public Administration,, 777-6937

Proposals sought for arts, humanities, social sciences awards

Arts, humanities and social sciences funding application procedures and criteria for award selection follow.


1. Faculty members in the following departments may apply for funding from this program: Anthropology, Art, Criminal Justice, English, History, Indian Studies, Interdisciplinary Studies, Languages, Music, Philosophy and Religion, School of Communication, Theatre Arts (i.e., those that are not eligible for National Science Foundation funding); and the following programs: Humanities and Integrated Studies; Honors, Interdisciplinary Studies.

2. Faculty who have previously received funding from this program are not eligible for another award until they have submitted a request for funding to an external funding agency.

3. Faculty who have previously received funding from this program are not eligible for another award until they have submitted a final report for the previously funded project.

4. The following are unallowable budget items: travel to attend conferences, infrastructure, public relations activities, salary of the principal investigator, studies already completed

5. Preference will be given to proposals requesting $5,000 or less.

6. Although these awards are primarily intended for tenured and tenure-track faculty, temporary faculty may apply as long as creative activity is required in their contract and they are able to complete their proposed activity while employed at the University of North Dakota.


I. One-page academic résumé: The résumé should include education, employment history, and relevant citations (e.g., publications, presentations, performances, juried exhibitions)

II. Project narrative
The narrative text should not exceed three single-spaced pages (approximately 1,785 words).

The narrative should clearly convey the ideas, objectives, and methods of the project. It should also communicate the project's substance, potential contribution to the field, overall significance, the intended audience where appropriate, the likely outcome, and your ability to carry out the project successfully. A simple statement of need or intent is insufficient. Because reviewers may not possess specialized knowledge of the proposed field of study, the project description should be free of jargon.

There is no formula for writing a successful application. However, applicants may find it helpful to address the following questions where appropriate in their narratives:

A. What are the basic ideas, problems, or questions examined by the study? Explain the planned approach or line of thought. If the area is a new area of research, explain the reasons for working in it, if the area is not a new area describe the significance of the area. If the project is creative activity in one of the arts, describe what you intend to create and/or perform.

B. For what part or stage of your project are you seeking support? Provide an overview of the project and describe what part of the study/creative activity you will undertake during the award period. If you will be working with someone else describe your contributions to the project. If working on a book, provide a tentative chapter outline.

C. What work will be accomplished during the award period? Supply a brief work plan.

D. Will this project be supported by other resources? If so what is the source and amount, and what portion of the project will the other resources cover?

E. How will the project complement, challenge, or expand relevant work in the field? Explain what makes the project distinctive.

F. What contribution will the project make to the field?

G. What is the project’s overall significance in terms of its potential social, cultural, and/or educational benefits?

H. Where will you conduct the study/create and/or perform the work? What materials will you use? Describe access to archives, collections, performance/studio venues, or institutions with the necessary resources.

I. What is the intended audience for the results of the project?

J. What are the intended results of the project? Indicate plans for articles, conference papers, books, recordings, exhibit, or other forms of outcomes.

III. One-Page Budget and Justification: The budget must be broken down into individual items with each item justified. The following are unallowable budget items: travel to attend conferences, infrastructure, public relations activities, salary of the principal investigator, studies already completed.

IV. Project bibliography (if appropriate to the proposed work)

The bibliography should not exceed one single-spaced page (4,000 characters, approximately 570 words).

The bibliography should consist of primary and secondary sources that relate directly to the project. It is usually advisable to include works that pertain to both the project's substance and its theoretical or methodological approaches. Titles cited in the application narrative do not have to be included in the bibliography. Reviewers often use the bibliography to evaluate your preparation in the subject area and your approach to the topic.


Reviewers are asked to evaluate an application according to the following criteria:

1. The significance of the contribution that the project will make to knowledge in the specific field and to the humanities or social sciences generally, OR in the case of projects in the arts, the potential: (a) to impact the artistic and/or cultural heritage of the nation, region, or field, and/or (b) to broaden and/or deepen public understanding and appreciation of and access to the arts, and/or (c) to have a positive effect on the development of arts learning for children and youth.

2. The quality or promise of quality of the applicant's work;

3. The quality of the conception, definition, organization, and description of the project;

4. The likelihood that the applicant will complete the project including the appropriateness of the budget, the quality and clarity of the project goals and design, the resources involved, and the qualifications of the applicant;

5. The likelihood that the successful completion of the project will bring some return to the University.

6. Evidence that previous awardees have fulfilled all requirements for their previous award(s).


The application, with original signatures of the principal investigator, department chair, and dean, and nine (9) copies must be submitted to Research Development and Compliance (105 Twamley Hall) on or before 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 31, 2008.


Applications will be reviewed and ranked by a committee of arts, humanities, and social sciences faculty, chosen and chaired by the Associate Vice President for Research. Applications from faculty teams/groups are encouraged.

Award Requirements

1. All recipients of arts, humanities and social sciences grants are required to submit a final report to Research Development and Compliance within one month of the project’s end date or depletion of awarded funds, if that occurs before the project ends. The report should include a brief summary of results of the study, how funds were expended and whether or not the project resulted in publications, external grant proposals/awards, presentations, etc.

2. All recipients of arts, humanities and social sciences grants are required to submit a proposal to an external funding agency within one year of the award’s end date.

3. If an award results in a tangible product such as a book, article, or a video or audio recording, a copy must be provided to the Division of Research.

Faculty can receive feedback on teaching

It's not too late to make plans to use the SGID (Small Group Instructional Diagnosis) method for receiving midterm feedback from students in your classes. The SGID process, facilitated by a trained faculty colleague, is a method of soliciting student perceptions about the progress of their learning. Since it is conducted by an outsider to your class, students are free to be direct, but since it is normally done around mid-semester, you receive the feedback at a time when there is still ample opportunity for you to consider any changes that might improve student learning. The SGID process is flexible enough to be used with both large and small classes, and yields information likely to be useful to both beginning and experienced faculty.

For more information about the SGID processor, or if you would like to request an SGID, contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or .
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development,, 777-4233

Grants and contracts administration office lists closing dates for PeopleSoft testing

The finance upgrade to PeopleSoft 9.0 is moving along quickly. The go live date for the 9.0 version is Monday, April 21. The Grants and Contracts Administration office will be taking part in an overview of the system on March 25 and 26. The office will participate in user acceptance testing April 1-4.

These dates will be the only opportunity for the Grants and Contracts staff to review the system and get hands-on assistance from the consultants and North Dakota University System staff prior to the go live date of April 21.

Please plan accordingly if you have proposals due or other items that need our attention, as the grants and contract officers will be in Fargo on March 25 and 26 and April 1 through 4.

-- David Schmidt, Manager, Grants & Contracts Administration,, 7-2505

Instructional Development announces call for summer mini-project grants

Will you or your department be working on a teaching or assessment-related project this summer? If so, you may be interested in the summer mini-project program offered by the Office of Instructional Development.

Mini-project grants are designed to support faculty working on teaching/assessment projects that can be completed in one to two weeks during the summer. Projects may relate to individual classes or to department/program needs. For example:

• designing a major class project
• assembling web-based resources for a class or program
• analyzing data collected in conjunction with the department's assessment plan

Grants will range from $750 to $1,500, depending on the size of the project, and are paid as salary stipends. Applicants are expected to meet University guidelines regarding payment for faculty overload.

Note: Because of funding restrictions, work on 2008 mini-projects must be done before the end of the fiscal year, June 30. Proposals for 2008 Mini-Project Grants are due March 14.

More information which includes eligibility, criteria and proposal format is available on the OID website at To discuss ideas and draft proposals before submitting a final proposal, e-mail [] or call 7-4233.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Instructional Development,, 777-3325

Assessment retreat grant funding is available

“Closing the Assessment Loop” funding will again be made available to academic departments conducting assessment retreats. The best and most useful assessment occurs when there’s a mechanism for yearly conversations about data collected. These retreats are intended to serve that purpose by providing opportunities to bring faculty together to review, discuss, and use findings from assessment efforts.

More information on the retreat grant program and details on the application process are available through Joan Hawthorne at <>.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, VPAA/Provost,, 777-4684

Fulbright visiting specialist program open

The institutional competition for the Fulbright Visiting Specialists Program: Direct Access to the Muslim World is now open for the 2009 calendar year. The deadline is April 1.

This program provides opportunities for U.S. higher educational institutions to host scholars from countries with sizable Muslim populations for a short-term (three to six weeks) intensive lecturing, community outreach, and consultation program. Specialists come from communities in the Middle East, North Africa, South and Central Asia, Southeast Asia, Sub-Saharan Africa and a few countries in Europe.

Please visit the program web site at: or contact program staff at
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, VPAA/Provost Office,, 7-4684

TIAA-CREF consultant is on campus next week

Schedule an individual appointment with a TIAA-CREF consultant to discuss your personal financial situation on a confidential basis. They will be available to discuss how to help meet your financial goals with products, such as mutual funds and annuities, or other financial matters you may have. A consultant will be on campus March 17-20.

To schedule an appointment visit the web site at or call 800 842-2005 ext. 5633. -- Payroll.

Rural Health Research features new listserv

Rural health research findings from eight national research centers, supported by the federal Office of Rural Health Policy (ORHP), are now featured at one convenient location, the Rural Health Research Gateway Listserv. This initiative is designed to help move the most up-to-date findings of the Rural Health Research Centers to policy makers, health care providers and others as quickly and efficiently as possible.

New information is launched on the listserv and its corresponding web site to provide easy and timely access to projects, research, and findings of these national research centers. The web site has abstracts of both current and completed research projects addressing issues such as rural health quality and behavioral health, related publications, and information about the researchers and research centers.

The Center for Rural Health at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences is a partner in the Rural Health Research Gateway project. The Center is also a member of the Upper Midwest Rural Health Research Center, one of eight national research centers that provide valuable findings on a variety of rural health-related topics.

Sign up now to start receiving rural health research news!
-- Wendy Opsahl, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health,, 777-0871

Student Account Services closed Monday morning

Student Account Services will be closed Monday, March 17, from 8 a.m. to noon for staff training. The reception desk will be open all day to receive payments and offer assistance if needed. We apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. -- Student Account Services.

Flex balances from last year must be claimed by March 15

If you have a balance remaining in your medical and/or dependent care flex accounts from Plan Year 2007, Saturday, March 15, is the last day to incur expenses and still be reimbursed from last year's account. All vouchers for Plan Year 2007 must be submitted to the Payroll Office no later than 4:30 p.m. March 31. No exceptions will be made for not meeting that deadline. Contact Cheryl Arntz, Flex Comp Specialist, at 777-4423 with any questions.

Good Friday is holiday

Friday, March 21, Good Friday, will be observed as a holiday by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. -- Greg Weisenstein, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources.

Chester Fritz Library lists hours for Easter weekend

The Chester Fritz Library will observe the following hours of operation for Easter weekend: Thursday, March 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, March 21 (Good Friday), closed; Saturday, March 22, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 23 (Easter Sunday), closed.
-- Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library,, 7-2618

Law library announces Easter weekend hours

Easter weekend hours for the law library follow: Friday, March 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 23, closed. Regular hours resume Monday, March 24.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library,, 7-3482

Barnes & Noble urges faculty to submit fall, summer textbook requests

Fall and summer textbook requests were due Feb. 28 to Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore. Faculty are urged to submit your adoptions online at: - click on the faculty service tab. We can also take these requests through intercampus mail, fax, or by phone, 777-2106. Having your course and book information to us early allows us to pay students who choose to sell their books up to 50 percent of the book price at buyback.

Recycle and reuse - the more books we buy at the end of this spring term, the more students save next term. Used books are 25 percent off the new book price.

With early information, we can notify you of publisher stock situation, edition changes, and out-of-print titles.

We would like to thank you in advance for turning in your textbook requests. Because of your concern and support in the past we are winning the battle of maintaining and reducing the costs of textbooks. Our used textbook inventory this past semester was once again over a million dollars! The savings to UND students based on this inventory was over $350,000.

-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND,, 777-2103

Donated annual leave requested for Jane Grega

Donations of annual leave are sought for Jane Grega, serials manager at the law library, due to a family medical condition. She and her family thank you for your generosity. Donated leave forms are available at, then click on forms. Please send completed form for annual leave to Sherry Zeman, 2968 2nd Ave. N. Stop 9004, Grand Forks, ND 58202. -- Kaaren Pupino, head of technical services, UND Thormodsgard Law Library.

Studio One features overcoming a disability, wind energy

Learn how one college student is overcoming daily challenges on the next edition of Studio One. Ben Maxa, a student at the University of North Dakota, must develop alternative ways to do everyday tasks. Maxa was born without an arm. Some people say this is a disadvantage, but Maxa isn’t letting his disability hinder him. Learn how he has been able to bring his athletic talents to the court.

Also on the show this week, wind may be irritating for some, but for others it’s a valuable resource. According to the American Wind Energy Association, North Dakota is the number one producer of wind energy. Many believe wind is the best form of alternative energy because it is a clean, renewable resource; however, wind only produces a small percentage of the country’s power. Find out why this percentage may soon increase.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center,, 777-3818

University Children's Center has summer openings

There are summer program openings at University Children’s Center.
* Fun, educational care continues at UCC for children 2-5 during the summer months.
* UCC also offers a summer program for children 5-12. Children of students, faculty, staff, and Grand Forks community members are all welcome.
* The summer program for 5-12 year olds includes many outdoor and indoor activities: there are lots of opportunities to explore the UND campus and to take off-campus field trips. This year the program will focus on arts and crafts, cooking, and creative kid presentations.
* Full-time summer enrollment or short-term enrollment is available.

Please contact UCC at 777-3947 for information and registration materials.

UND 24/7 photography contest a big success

More than 100 photographs were submitted to the fifth annual UND 24/7 Photography Contest sponsored by the Graphics and Photography Society (GaPS) and Student Health Promotions Office.

The winners are: grand prize, Sorin Nastasia; first place, black and white film, Justine Houtman; second place, black and white film, Candi Hansen; third place, black and white film, Tyler Bonnett; first place, color film, Lorraine Lindquist (there were no second or third place color film winners); first place, digital, Sorin Nastasia; second place, digital, Sorin Nastasia; and, third place, digital, Mike Wuitschick. To view the winning photographs, go to

The photographs that were submitted reflected the diversity of UND "life" and were shot on campus during 2007. Prizes were awarded in three categories: digital, black and white film, and color film, plus an overall grand prize. The images were judged based on content expression, composition elements, and technical quality. In addition to awarding prizes, the winning photographs were displayed at the Memorial Union. They are now being framed to be displayed permanently at Student Health Services in McCannel Hall.

The contest is open to everyone and will be held again next year, so start taking those great shots of UND 24/7!
-- Lynda Kenney, Assistant Professor, Technology,, 777-2197

Museum Cafe lists soups, specials

The North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists their soup and specials.

Through March 14
Soups for the week: Cream of Wild Mushroom / Pasta Fagioli
Wednesday: Stuffed Chicken Dinner
Thursday: Vegetable Ravioli with Lemongrass sauce
Friday: Lemon Mahi Mahi Salad

March 17-21
Soups for the week: Lobster Bisque / Squash and Blue Cheese Risotto
Monday: Asparagus and Prosciutto Sandwich
Tuesday:Reuben Sandwich
Wednesday: Dagwood Panini
Thursday: Hot Meatloaf Sandwich
Friday: Closed

The Museum Café is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 pm.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 777-4195

Ray Richards golf course season passes now available

The 2008 golf season passes for faculty and staff are now available for $240. With your purchase, you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($140 value).

UND faculty and staff family season passes are $500; they are not eligible for the free driving range pass, but for an extra $150 the family can have season driving range passes.

Stop at the Chester Fritz box office or call 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember that passes may be paid through payroll deduction over six pay periods.
-- Tom Swangler, Asst Director, Ray Richards Golf Course,, 777-4094

Internal job openings listed

The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS retirement benefits. Current UND faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.

TO APPLY: Please complete UND Application/Control Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications MUST be received by the deadline date.


POSITION: Research Engineer, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #08-255
DEADLINE: (I) 3/18/2008
SALARY: $50,000+/year

POSITION: Associate Director of Housing, Housing Office, #08-254
DEADLINE: (I) 3/17/2008
SALARY: $43,000+/year

POSITION: Accountant, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #08-252
DEADLINE: (I) 3/17/2008
SALARY: $38,000+/year

POSITION: Business Manager (located at the Center for Family Medicine-Bismarck), #08-251
DEADLINE: (I) 3/13/2008
SALARY: $50,000+/year


POSITION: Clinic Nurse, Family Medicine - Minot, #08-250
DEADLINE: (I) 3/12/2008
SALARY: $27,000+/year

OFFICE SUPPORT: No vacancies.


POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, Saturday - Wednesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities, #08-253
DEADLINE: (I) 3/14/2008
SALARY: $17,680+/year


PeopleSoft Tech Security Specialist
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

Remembering Louis D. Bogan

Louis D. Bogan, retired head basketball coach, died March 7 at home. He was 86.

Bogan, the son of Mary (Treacy) and James Bogan, was born May 6, 1921 in Ardoch, N.D. He was the 12th of 13 children. He lived on a farm near there until 1926 when the farmhouse was deestroyed by fire. The family moved to Grand Forks, where Bogan had lived ever since. He was educated at St. Mary's Elementary and Junior High School and graduated from Central High School in 1941. He loved all sports and was an exceptional basketball player and played on the Central state championship team. He also worked as a caddy at this time at the old Grand Forks Country Club.

In 1939 he joined the Army National Guard and upon graduation from high school he began his active military service. He served within the European Theater of Operations during World War II as a staff sergeant with the 957 Field Artillery Battalion. He received an honorable discharge on Sept. 26, 1945.

At the completion of the war, he returned to Grand forks to further his education at the University of North Dakota. There he met the love of his life, Helen Marie Stephens. Their first date was eventful. He said he would drive over to pick her up. She thought by car but he came on a bike. She rode on the handlebars to the downtown Paramount Theatre to watch the latest western movie. They were married Nov. 24, 1948 in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Grand Forks.

Bogan graduated from the University of North Dakota in 1949 with a bachelor's degree in education and a minor in history. He also received a master's degree from UND in 1952. He was the captain of the basketball team.

Upon graduating, he began his coaching career at UDN in football, basketball and teaching. He became the head basketball coach at UND in 1951, the inaugural year of the Hyslop Field House. He was the head coach for 11 years and won two conference titles.

Bogan was a Sioux Award honoree as well. He was inducted into the Central High School, UND and North Dakota Golf Hall of Fame. He retired from UND in 1983 after 35 years of service. He was a member of the Veteran's of Foreign Wars Post 3817, the American Legion Post 157 of East Grand Forks, Minn., and a charter member of Holy Family Catholic Church.

He is survived by his wife, Helen; their seven children, Chris (Steve) Rood and Mary (Jim Lien of Grand Forks; Dan (Joan) of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Jane (Alex) Cooley of Scottsdale, Ariz.; Kathleen (Jon) Wavra of Dallas, Texas; Susan (Jeff) Kenser of Ashland, Ky.; and Stephanie (Todd) Johnston of Champlin, Minn.; brothers Ernie of San Jose, Calif., Gene of Antioch, Calif., and Mike (Beryl) of Austin, Texas; 22 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren.

Rood was preceded by his parents, brothers, Tim, Pat, Treacy, Ralph, Edward; sisters, Mary Bogan, Delphine Ford, Annie Bogan, Sister Marie Patrick Bogan, and Eileen Duval.

In lieu of flowers, family requests that memorials be given to the Louie Bogan Scholarship Fund at Holy Family Catholic School, 1001 17th Ave. S., Grand Forks, ND 58201.

His services were held March 11 at Holy Family Catholic Church with burial in Memorial Park Cemetery South, Grand Forks.