|UND celebrates 125th anniversary with birthday cake Wednesday|
The "Q" is almost here! The University of North Dakota will celebrate its Quasquicentennial -- the 125th anniversary of founding of the University -- with back-to-back events Feb. 27-28.
The first event is a public birthday bash Wednesday, Feb. 27, featuring a huge cake, ice cream, and live entertainment at the UND Memorial Union Ballroom, 12:30 to 3:30 p.m. This event happens 125 years from the date the UND Charter was signed. At 1:25 p.m., the assembled will sing Happy Birthday to UND (wear your Photo on the Green T-shirt, or just UND green) and at 2 p.m., a brief program will be held with introductions of special guests and authors of departmental histories. A special historic moment will occur at 2:30 p.m. when the film produced for UND's centennial, "The New Century," will be shown.
Grab UND 125 memorabilia; and UND Staff Senate cookbooks will be on sale. Stay a while, or all afternoon. Join in the celebration, "From Tradition to Tomorrow!"
On Thursday, Feb. 28, UND will hold its annual Founders Day celebration, always the last Thursday in February. The 2008 Founders Day banquet will be held in the Alerus Center. The social begins at 5:45 p.m., with the banquet at 6:30 p.m. This year, UND has expanded the display area to represent the theme "From Tradition to Tomorrow." Artifacts, interactive displays, photographs and the stage area will pay a tribute to the growth of the University and to the dreams for tomorrow. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased by contacting Terri Machart at 777-2724 or e-mail her at email@example.com.
At the banquet, the University will present $18,500 in faculty and department awards, made possible by the UND Foundation, Fellows of the University, and the University of North Dakota. UND will also recognize retiring and recently retired faculty and staff, as well as those who are in their 25th year of serving the University.
The faculty and three departments honored for excellence in teaching, research and service with cash awards and plaque include:
* Donald Sens, professor of pathology, UND Foundation /McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity, and Service, $2,500;
* Ryan Zerr, assistant professor of mathematics, UND Foundation /McDermott Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000;
* Mark Guy, associate professor of teaching and learning, UND Foundation Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000;
* Jeffrey Sun, assistant professor of educational leadership, UND Foundation /Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence, $2,000;
* Janice Goodwin, associate professor of nutrition and dietetics, UND Foundation /Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Development and Service, $2,000;.
* Manohar Kulkarni, professor of mechanical engineering, UND Foundation /Karleen Rosaaen Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising, $2,000;
* The Honors Program, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Service, $2,000;
* The Department of Psychology, Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, $2,000;
* The Department of Sociology, UND Foundation /Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching, $2,000.
Other upcoming 125h Anniversary events:
* Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. at the Empire Theatre: Salman Rushdie Book Discussion of Satanic Verses, facilitated by Brian Schill, UND Honors Program.
* Tuesday, March 25, 7 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium: Great Conversations with author Salman Rushdie. This event is held in conjunction with the 2008 Writers Conference. Rushdie will read from one of his novels and engage in a discussion and answer questions from the audience throughout the evening. This event is free of charge.
|AgCam ready for launch to International Space Station|
North Dakota is poised to send its first scientific instrument into space. An Earth-observing sensor built by students and faculty at the University of North Dakota departs Feb. 26 from campus to NASA’s Kennedy Space Center, where it will be prepared for launch to the International Space Station.
The soon-to-be-orbiting instrument called AgCam will monitor the health of crops and other plants. The public and media will have a final opportunity to see AgCam and learn more about its uses before it leaves the University.
At Kennedy Space Center, NASA engineers will safeguard AgCam until it is ready to package onto the space shuttle. AgCam is tentatively scheduled for a late-October 2008 launch to the International Space Station. There it will be installed by astronauts and begin sending data during the 2009 growing season.
A student-run Scientific Operations Center at the University of North Dakota will send commands to AgCam for a daily schedule of Earth observations, and process and deliver images returned from AgCam each day. The Scientific Operations Center will connect North Dakotans and others in neighboring states with unique information they are receiving from space.
Farmers, ranchers, tribal officials, land-use managers and educators will have an opportunity to request assessments of the vegetation on their fields. The combination of fine detail, multiple color bands, frequent observations and speed of delivery to users has not previously been met with other Earth observing satellites.
AgCam was a response to needs expressed by a large community of land and natural resource managers who are served by the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (UMAC), which is headquartered at UND’s Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment. “The consortium exists to bring benefits from the space program to residents of the region,” said Center Director George Seielstad. “At long last we have a system tailored to helping them economically, while maintaining a healthy environment.”
Over a period of seven years, 44 students and numerous faculty have helped bring AgCam to completion. Fourteen graduate student thesis projects have been based on research for AgCam, and eight departments at UND were involved in the development of the sophisticated camera.
Doug Olsen directed the project throughout. His work with the students convinced him that the type of hands-on project-oriented education is an excellent way to prepare students. “My greatest reward has been to see the careers they have been able to jumpstart because of their experience with AgCam,” said Olsen.
Will Semke of mechanical engineering calls the collaborative project a major accomplishment for the University. “The direct interactions with NASA have provided tremendous opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students in the School of Engineering and Mines and beyond,” Semke said.
For more information contact Karen Katrinak at the Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment, 777-2482, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Norwegian Judge Knut Petterson presents public lecture Tuesday|
Norwegian Judge Knut Petterson will present a public lecture titled “Reflections From the Bench: What Does the World Look Like Through the Judge's Spectacles?” at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Baker Courtroom, School of Law. The lecture is free and open to the public. A reception will follow.
Judge Petterson graduated from the University of Oslo, Faculty of Law in 1977; postgraduate studies in Scots law, University of Edinburgh 1981. He worked three years as a deputy judge and seven years as an attorney in private practice. He was appointed judge in 1990, and has been a district judge in the Oslo district court since then, increasingly focused on alternatives to the traditional legal processes in civil and criminal matters. Since 2006, he has worked part of the year as a judge in a district court in central area of the Saami (indigenous) people in the very north of Norway.
Judge Petterson was trained in Alternative Dispute Resolution by the Harvard Project on Negotiation in Norway in 1998 and 1999. He is a member of the board of Nordic Forum for Mediation and Conflict Management 2002-2006, and a co-organizer of two conferences on mediation in Helsinki, Finland and Skövde, Sweden. He participated in the project “Court Dispute Resolution International,” a video conferencing mediation program for commercial disputes run by Subordinate Courts of Singapore and is a member of a commission reorganizing the Norwegian Mediation service. He has trained judges in mediation in Norway, Iceland and Albania, as well as law students and attorneys in Norway since 2000. Judge Petterson enjoyed a sabbatical in 2006, studying restorative justice with the main focus on Peacemaking Circles.
In addition to the lecture, Judge Petterson will participate in a panel discussion on restorative justice, lecture in a variety of UND courses and will make additional visits around North Dakota. -- Law.
|Broadway bound theatre group hosts free preview performance Tuesday evening|
The Department of Theatre Arts is Broadway Bound! A free preview is set for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in Burtness Theatre.
The Broadway Bound Group in the theatre arts department is busy putting finishing touches on their New York Showcase Performance that is scheduled to hit Tinsel Town Monday, March 3.
“Everyone is getting very excited.” says Gaye Burgess, one of the co-directors along with Job Christenson. “There’s a buzz of electricity in the air and the countdown is on as we push to bring it all together for our departure Friday, Feb. 29. It’s a wonderful opportunity for everyone involved. Plans have kept growing for the event throughout the year. We’ve had amazing support from the College of Arts and Sciences, from the Dean of Arts and Sciences Martha Potvin, advancement officer Michael Meyer, and assistant Tanya Butler. They have worked so hard to make this happen. They have arranged, along with the help of our UND alumni in the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, for us to do a Minneapolis performance, enroute to New York. We will take over the Ritz Theatre in Minneapolis Friday, Feb. 29, with an afternoon rehearsal and performance at 7:30 p.m. Receptions have been planned around the event, thanks to the College. The next day we fly to New York where similar arrangements have been made. After working for so long on this project, it’s hard to believe that this is now really happening!“
The group includes: Debra Berger, Ellery Tofte, Jesi Mullins, Joe Bussey, Louise Pinkerton, Margaret McDonald, Sam Ivory, Anne Christopherson, Misti Koop, Chris Harder and Daniel Dutot.
-- Gaye Burgess , New York Showcase Performance , Theatre Arts , email@example.com , 777-2888
|Paul LeBel presents faculty lecture Wednesday|
"Of Wrongs and Rights and Writers: A Wistful Memory of When I Had a Life" is the next talk in the University of North Dakota Faculty Lecture Series. Paul LeBel, dean of the UND School of Law, will give the talk Wednesday, Feb. 27, 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: TBA, Denny Elbert, dean of the UND College of Business and Public Administration; Thursday, April 10, Martha Potvin, dean of the UND College of Arts and Sciences; and Thursday, Sept. 11, Bruce Smith, dean of the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
Paul LeBel came to the University as dean of the School of Law in May 2004. He has a B.A. in American literature (1971) from George Washington University. After serving in the United States Air Force from 1971 to 1975, he attended law school at the University of Florida, earning his J.D. degree in 1977. Prior to North Dakota, he had served as dean and then on the faculty of the Florida State University College of Law. He was on the faculty of the Marshall-Wythe School of Law at the College of William and Mary from 1982 to 1997, and was the James Goold Cutler Professor of Law during the last seven years of his tenure at William and Mary. LeBel's academic appointments have included the University of Alabama School of Law (1978-1982), as well as the University of Illinois and the University of Richmond as a visiting professor.
LeBel’s primary scholarly interest is in the field of tort and personal injury law, including products liability, mass tort litigation, workers’ compensation, and the relationship between tort law and the First Amendment. He has also taught and written about law and American literature.
LeBel and his wife, Lucinda, will celebrate their 35th anniversary in May. They have one daughter, Lisa, and a 20-month-old granddaughter, Sydney Allison, in Reston, Va.
|Glenn Olsen speaks at Memorial Union spring leadership series|
Glenn Olsen, professor and chair of teaching and learning, will present "Leadership: Finding the Strengths of People" at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, in the Badlands Room, second level, Memorial Union, as the last session in the spring leadership series. The series is sponsored by the Memorial Union, and is free and open to the University community. Faculty, please announce this to your students.
-- Kaleigh Lindholm, Project Coordinator for Leadership Development, Memorial Union Center for Student Involvement & Leadership, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3665
|Author-adventurer Shelley Gill visits Grand Forks middle school|
Famous author-adventurer Shelley Gill visits Schroeder Middle School Commons from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27. There will be a community event for parents and kids. She will inspire students to be excited about reading and writing by emphasizing nature, animals and adventure through her personal stories. Gill has over 20 children's books about nature, animals and adventure stories, such as running the 1,130 mile Iditarod Sled Dog Race, swimming with Blue Whales in Baja, climbing in ancient temperate rain forests, and sailing in Antarctica. Please visit her web site at http://www.shelleygill.com/ for a description of the books; books will be available for purchase and signing. Funding is provided by John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, the Myra Foundation, and the Red River Valley Writing Project.
For questions, please contact Lynette Krenelka at 218-791-1537 or Karen Cisek at 218-779-8893.
-- Lynette Krenelka, Director, DDP, Continuing Education, email@example.com, 7-4883
|Check out Burnt Toast Demo Kitchen classes|
The Burnt Toast Demo Kitchen offers the following classes:
Back to Basics Session 2
Wednesday, Feb. 27, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.; cost is $12 for both classes.
Thursday, Feb. 28, 6 to 7:30 p.m., cost is $7.
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. For more information please contact Leah Wagner.
-- Leah Wagner, Coordinator of Wellness Programming , Wellness Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0842
|Feb. 28 is France night|
The Thursday night cultural series continues with France Night at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Loading Dock. The program is free and food will be available to try for $1.
-- Shannon Jolly, International Student Advisor, International Programs, email@example.com, 7-4118
|Exhibition by Gretchen Kottke opens Feb. 28|
“The Silence of Good People,” an exhibition by North Dakota painter Gretchen Kottke, will open at the Third Street Gallery on Kittson, 310 Kittson Ave. Thursday, Feb. 28. The exhibition will kick off with a free, public artist reception from 7 to 9 p.m. and run until March 26.
Kottke, born in Bemidji, Minn., grew up in Cooperstown, N.D., where she resides today. She acted as executive director of the GK Art gallery from 1996 to 2003, and is currently still involved in curation at the Post Office Restaurant in Cooperstown, where she installs exhibitions. In addition to helping others promote their work, Kottke has had a very successful exhibition record herself. She has exhibited at the Rouke Art Museum Midwestern Exhibitions, North Dakota Museum of Art Winter Art Auctions, and the Urban Stampede in Grand Forks and other galleries and venues thoughout the area.
Kottke uses her work as a way to communicate with the many people who view her paintings and drawings. In Kottke’s artist statement she says, ”For me, painting is a language that I have used for as long as I can remember. Oftentimes I think that it is my first language, which I believe is true for most people since the beginning of time. Using this language, I attempt to go beyond everyday experience while capturing the simplest unnoticed essence of life. The moments that I want to capture in my figurative work are moments that are worth pondering and remembering for me and I think that many of those moments are shared by all of us.....joy, sorrow, loneliness, etc.”
Come by the Third Street Gallery on Kittson to view this exhibition on display until March 26. View or purchase the work of local and regional artists, such as Kim Fink, A. Kemp, or Janice Tingum, in the Third Street Gallery on Kittson Consignment Gallery and Boutique Gift Shop. Check out the new artwork and gift items on display. The web site, www.thethirdstreetgallery.com is currently featuring the work by sculptor Josh Johnson of Lincoln, Neb. His work is meant to shock the senses and get the viewer to challenge their perceptions of the society in which we live.
Third Street Gallery on Kittson is curated by Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem and Amy Lyste. The Gallery is open Tuesday through Friday from noon to 4 p.m., or contact the gallery to schedule an appointment. Those wishing group tours, including schools, should contact the Third Street Gallery at 701-757-3333. There is no admission charge, but donations are suggested.
Third Street Gallery on Kittson is a non-profit arts organization created by artists for artists to provide exhibits and opportunities for regional and local artists and to revitalize the Greater Grand Forks community through the arts. The gallery will provide a space for local artists to exhibit, in addition to providing the citizens of this community the opportunity to view emerging artists from the Upper Midwest.
For more information call 701-757-3333 or contact www.thethirdstreetgallery.com.
|NDSU professor gives biology seminar Friday|
Shahryar Kianian, associate professor, Department of Plant Sciences at North Dakota State University, will present a biology seminar at noon Friday, Feb. 29, in 141 Starcher Hall. His title is "High-Resolution Radiation Hybrid Mapping In Wheat: An Essential Tool For The Construction of The Wheat Physical Map." The public is invited. -- Biology.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Second annual SUNRISE lecture is Friday|
The UND community is invited to attend the second annual SUNRISE lecture at noon Friday, Feb. 29, in 138 Abbott Hall. The Sustainable Energy Research Initiative is pleased to sponsor Jennifer Wilcox from the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. Her presentation is titled "Minimizing Environmental Impacts of Coal-Based Energy Generation."
Dr. Wilcox received a bachelor’s degree in mathematics from Wellesley College in 1998, a master’s degree in physical chemistry and a Ph.D. in chemical engineering from the University of Arizona in 2004. She joined Worcester Polytechnic Institute as an assistant professor in 2004 and has recently relocated to the Department of Energy Resources Engineering at Stanford University. She has received the NSF Career award for her work in trace element speciation in combustion flue gases and has received the Army Young Investigator award for her work in hydrogen separation with Pd-based membranes.
-- Wayne Seames, Director, SUNRISE, email@example.com, 7-2958
|Dance International is Friday|
Tired of the lack of music diversity in Grand Forks? The Multicultural Awareness Committee has an event for you! Join us at the “Dance International” event and experience music from around the world Friday, Feb. 29, from 9:30 p.m. to 12:30 a.m. at the Loading Dock.
All UND students and faculty are welcome to attend; bring your friends who like to dance.
The information on this event is also on Facebook, search for “Dance International.” Upcoming Dance International nights are March 28 and April 25.
-- Yuliya Kartoshkina, Masters Student, Communication, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-2804
|Community theatre youth present "School House Rock, Jr."|
Join the Greater Grand Forks theatre's spotlight players as they present "School House Rock, Jr." The Emmy award-winning Saturday morning educational cartoon series is making a comeback in this fun, and energetic musical presented by 50 area youth. The production runs Friday, Feb. 29, through Sunday, March 2, and Friday, March 7, through Sunday, March 9, at the Fire Hall Theatre. Friday and Saturday performances are at 7:30 p.m.; Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.
Tom, a school teacher nervous about his first day of teaching, tries to relax by watching TV. Suddenly, the Schoolhouse Rock bunch appear in his rec room and proceed to show him how to win his students over with imagination and music, through beloved Schoolhouse Rock songs that cover a variety of subjects: math, science, history and grammar.
Like the classic television series, Schoolhouse Rock Live! Junior is a hip, entertaining and educational treat that shows young people that learning can be as fun as you choose to make it.
It features songs such as "I'm Just a Bill," "Conjuntion Junction," "A Noun Is a Person, Place, or Thing," "Interjections!," and "Three is a Magic Number."
Bring your family to experience the wonder of the music and take a trip down memory lane. Tickets are $15 for adults, students/seniors are $12. Reserve your tickets today by calling the Chester Fritz box office at 777-4090.
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, email@example.com, 701-746-0857
|Spring Break mediation seminar offered|
The Conflict Resolution Center is offering a family mediation seminar over Spring Break, March 3-7. The class runs from 8 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. each day and lunch is included. UND students and staff can take this seminar for $300. You can also receive two graduate credits through Continuing Education. Contact the CRC at 777-3664 to register. Seating is limited.
|U2 lists workshops|
University within the University (U2) lists the following workshops:
Excel XP: Beginning**
March 3, 5, and 6, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.* (six hours total), 361 Upson II
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse and file saving/retrieving skills. Introduces Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Hiring Procedures and the Termination Process
March 4, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Learn what constitutes a legal hire as well as a legal termination of an employee. Presenter: Desi Sporbert and Joy Johnson.
Employee Travel Policies and Procedures
March 6, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Reed Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Brush up on the procedures to follow for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline tickets and employee travel expense vouchers. Presenter: Bonnie Nerby.
March 6, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
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: Jason Uhlir.
Asset Management and Insurance
March 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union
Hear instructions and discussion on how to perform annual inventories using PeopleSoft. This session will also cover basic information that departments should know about asset management and insurance issues.
Presenters: Hazel Lehman and Corrinne Kjelstrom.
Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) Training (NEW)
March 11, 18, 25, and April 1, 5 to 9 p.m.* (16 hours total), Room 10-12, Swanson Hall
The Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) program prepares community volunteers to respond in the event of a disaster or other large scale emergency. CERT training provides basic disaster response skills, such as fire suppression, light search and rescue, team organization, and disaster medical operations. Using the training learned in the classroom and during exercises, CERT members can assist others in their neighborhood or workplace following an event when professional responders are not immediately available to help. At the end of the training, each volunteer will put their skills to the test during a disaster simulation. Those completing the training receive a free CERT T-shirt and backpack filled with disaster supplies.
Registration deadline is Feb. 29. Presenters: Certified CERT trainers provided by FirstLink Volunteer Center, Grand Forks. Sponsored by Office of Civic Leadership, Memorial Union, and FirstLink Volunteer Center, Grand Forks.
* Please attend all sessions in the series
**Limited seating – register early
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: phone, 777-2128, e-mail U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or online www.conted.und.edu/U2/. 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, firstname.lastname@example.org,777-4266.
|CERT training open to spouses/partners of UND employees|
The UND Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training, sponsored by the Office of Civic Leadership, FirstLink Volunteer Services, Grand Forks, and the U2 Program has opened up a number of UND CERT training slots for spouses/partners of UND employees. This training is scheduled from 5 to 9 p.m. March 11, 18, 25 and April 1.
CERT prepares you to help yourself, your family, your co-workers, and your neighbors in the event of a disaster at your home or workplace. Training sessions cover disaster preparedness, fire suppression, basic disaster medical operations, light search and rescue, disaster psychology and team organization. CERT training takes approximately 16 hours to complete. Upon completion of your training, you'll receive a free CERT backpack containing disaster preparedness supplies and a CERT volunteer Tt-shirt.
CERT training can also be delivered to your department if there are at least 15 people interested in the training. For more information call Linda Rains, Office of Civic Leadership at 777-7406 or Kathy Williams, U2 Program at 777-4266. Registration deadline is Friday, Feb. 29. To register: http://www.conted.und.edu/U2/ or U2@mail.und.edu or 777-2128.
|Doctoral examination set for Allen Aloys Burgad|
The final examination for Allen Aloys Burgad, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in educational leadership, is set for 10 a.m. Wednesday, March 12, in Room 208, Education Building. The dissertation title is "The Effects That a One-to-One Laptop Initiative Has on Student Academic Performance and Achievement." Larry Klundt (educational leadership) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, email@example.com, 777-4005
|Box lunch session focuses on advising as teaching|
Faculty typically think of academic advising as helping students choose classes or making sure they meet general education requirements or the requirements for their major. Advising is often treated as separate from our teaching and more appropriately placed in the “service” category of academic work. However, most of us have recognized in our advising many teachable moments and a unique -- and potentially very powerful -- opportunity to connect to students and encourage their learning. And in fact research confirms that a positive advisor/advisee relationship advances students’ intellectual growth. Good guiding principles for sound teaching apply equally well to advising.
This On Teaching session will explore the notion of “Advising as Teaching.” Lisa Burger, director of the Student Success Center (which provides academic advising for all UND students who are in the process of deciding on a major) will discuss how to approach your advising in a way that best serves student learning. The role of the faculty advisor in the classroom and how that can affect advising responsibilities will be considered, as will the developmental nature of advising and how faculty awareness of students’ intellectual growth can facilitate a constructive advisor/advisee relationship. Examples of an advising syllabus will be shared as part of this discussion of practical insights into the positive impact of academic advising that is well done. This lunch is Thursday, March 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Tuesday, March 11. Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4233
|Clay Jenkinson appears as Thomas Jefferson March 14 |
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, from 10 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 14, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. From 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., Clay will take part in a panel discussion on the future of education in North Dakota. Both events are sponsored by the College of Education and Human Development and are free and open to the public. 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 777-0844 or email@example.com.
|Professional Dress and Etiquette Luncheon is March 15|
Please share this information with your students!
Looking for a way to polish your professional skills? Career Services is proud to bring you the Professional Dress and Etiquette Luncheon Saturday, March 15. Attend an etiquette presentation by Bruce Gjovig in the Lecture Bowl from 11 a.m. to noon, followed by a four-course luncheon in the Ballroom and a style presentation by Marshall Field’s from noon to 2 p.m. Cost is only $5 per student. Students must register and pre-pay at 280 McCannel Hall by Tuesday, March 11.
-- Amanda Schmaltz, Career Services Events Coordinator, Career Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4100
|Children in grades 5-6 invited to participate in Science Day|
All students in grades five and six are invited to Science Day Saturday, March 29, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The free event features active, “hands-on” learning experiences organized by medical students. The event is designed to stimulate children’s interest in science. Children will conduct science projects, and learn about human anatomy and various health issues such as the dangers of tobacco use, among other topics.
Two sessions, morning (9 a.m. to noon) and afternoon (1 to 4 p.m.) will be offered.
The event is free and parents may attend, but are not required to, since medical students supervise all events. For more information, visit www.med.und.nodak.edu/publicaffairs/scienceday or call (701) 777-4305.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Admin Secretary, Public Affairs, email@example.com, 701-777-4305
|Starbucks kicks off University Children's Center fundraiser with book drive|
Running until the UCC annual fundraiser event on March 29, Starbucks on 32nd Ave. S. will give away a free tall coffee to anyone who brings in a new or gently used book.
Literacy is the theme of this year’s UCC event, with the children creating books inspired by Rick Kupchella’s “Tell Me What We Did Today,” a celebration of a child’s day through literature and art. Honorary chairperson Adele Kupchella liked the idea of the fundraiser following the close of the Writer’s Conference. UCC director JoAnne Yearwood appreciates Starbuck’s recognition of quality childcare and literacy specifically.
-- Jo-Anne Yearwood, Program Director/Instructor, University Childrens Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3947
|Evidence-based research workshop offered April 4.|
The College of Nursing, with support from the Office of Instructional Development, is offering a day-long workshop on including evidence-based research in curriculum at all levels of preparation. Dr. Stevens, director of the Academic Center of Evidence-Based Practice, The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, is the workshop facilitator. She is a nationally known educator, researcher and author in incorporating evidence based research into the education of interdisciplinary health professions.
This workshop is designed to introduce faculty to evidence-based research especially as applied in the educational setting. Skills necessary to conduct such research will be of interest to faculty considering conducting such research. Teaching faculty will find the workshop useful as Dr. Stevens will discuss how to integrate such research into the curriculum and in the professional practice setting. Workshop participants will be able to: 1. describe the importance of evidence-based practice to professional education and clinical practice; 2. integrate evidence-based practice research into all levels of curricula;3. guide students in transforming the state of professional practice into clinical recommendations; 4. conduct a systematic critical appraisal of evidence-based-research including beginning to evaluate the strength of the research; 5. understand the mandate for incorporating evidence-based-research especially relating to quality and safety issues of professional practice; 6. indentify unique resources necessary for conducting and evaluating evidence-based research; 7. apply the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation.
For more information and registering, contact Jan Goodwin at 777-3753 or Janice_goodwin@und.edu). Registration deadline is March 28.
| 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 http://www.ndsuresearchpark.com/pdf/RDShowcase2008.pdf .
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
-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:
-individual interested in advancing North Dakota's position in a
competitive global economy
Go to http://www.ndsuresearchpark.com ( http://www.ndsuresearchpark.com/ )
to view a complete program and register!
For more information, contact Jan Sobolik, email@example.com
701-499-3602, NDSU Research and Technology Park, 1854 NDSU Research Circle North, Fargo, ND 58102.
|Museum seeks jewelry donations |
Sunday, May 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. marks the North Dakota Museum of Art's third annual Antique to Chic costume jewelry sale. We are seeking donations of costume, as well as old and new and jewelry of all types. Look through your jewelry boxes and ask your friends to donate and attend the fun event. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Museum's children's art programs such as Summer Arts Day Camps, weekend and family art workshops and outreaches. Donations can be brought to the Museum on campus or you can call to arrange them to be picked up.
-- Sue Fink, Director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195
|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 email@example.com) as soon as possible.
-- Kimberly Crowley, Coordinator, Writing Across the Curriculum, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6381
|Note spring midterm grade information|
Midterm grade rosters for spring 2008 will be available for entry of midterm deficiency grades by faculty beginning Thursday, Feb. 21.
Midterm deficiency grades for spring 2008 must be recorded in PeopleSoft by noon Friday, Feb. 29. At that point, the Registrar's Office will run a process to generate letters to all students for whom deficient grades are recorded (grades of D, F, or U). Any deficiency grades entered after that point will not be included in these notifications to students, and contacting those students becomes the responsibility of the course instructor.
Faculty should review every roster for midterm deficiencies, enter and save deficient grades, if any, and then change the roster status to "Ready For Review" and save it when they are finished with each roster. This status change signifies that the roster is "official" for midterm purposes.
The roster status should be changed to “Ready for Review” even when there are no deficiency grades to be recorded the class. After the midterm grade entry deadline, a report is sent to the Council of Deans that tabulates how many courses in each department were reviewed and how many had deficiencies recorded.
If faculty members can log in to PeopleSoft but cannot access a roster they are expecting to be able to update, they should contact Marge in the Registrar's Office at 777-2150. The cause usually has something to do with how instructor data is recorded in the PeopleSoft Schedule of Classes.
The instructions for midterm grading can also be accessed on the web at http://www.und.edu/dept/registrar/FacultyStaff/FacultyStaff.htm .
-- Ray Pospisil, Associate Registrar, Office of the Registrar, email@example.com, 7-2711
|Book request forms coming soon from Barnes & Noble|
It's that time of the year already. The Barnes & Noble Bookstore has delivered book request forms to faculty. If we can answer any questions or help you in any way with your book order request please let us know. We look forward to seeing you. If you want to make a special appointment with us, please contact Tina Monette, textbook manager, or Michelle Abernathey, general manager.
We need your book requests early - used books save students money! Students in your class this term win if you are using the same book. We can buy them from your students and pay them up to 50 percent of their current text.
Students in your class next term win because we not only buy books from our current students, but we can also get an early start on sourcing books nationally to get the most used text inventory possible.
Are you ready to give us your book request? Give us a call or visit us at http://und.bncollege.com click on the Faculty Service Tab to submit your order.
Thank you for your continued support.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2103
|Faculty sought for Osher Lifelong Learning Institute|
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) and the Division of Continuing Education are seeking faculty to teach various courses for individuals ages 50 and older. These courses are to be academic in nature but fun and informal. Classes may be held on the UND campus or perhaps other venues, depending upon the subject matter. The summer 2008 semester will run two hours per session, twice a week for three weeks, from June 2-20.
OLLI is a membership-based community of mature adults who love learning and enjoy spending time with like-minded individuals. Teach a variety of courses ranging from arts and humanities, literature, computers, and wellness. OLLI is not about grades, tests or credits. OLLI is about exploring new topics, indulging in and sharing personal interests, and making new friends. The University of North Dakota launched OLLI in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota to extend lifelong learning opportunities to our mature community members.
OLLI is funded in part by the Bernard Osher Foundation, which was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected community leader in San Francisco. The philanthropic organization improves the quality of life for mature residents through post-secondary student scholarships, as well as art, cultural, and educational grants. At present, the Foundation is supporting 119 Osher Institutes on university and college campuses in 48 states. UND is the only campus in the state of North Dakota awarded an OLLI grant. Just this past January we learned the grant has been renewed for another year! We went from 76 members in June 2007 to 264 members Jan. 30, 2008.
You will be compensated for your teaching time. If you would like to become involved or are interested in teaching a course, proposals are due March 7. Please contact Connie Hodgson at 777-4840 or email@example.com.
-- Connie Hodgson, OLLI Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4840
|Departments encouraged to give events 125th feel in 2008|
Members of the University community are encouraged to give events a 125th feel. During 2008, the University will celebrate its 125th anniversary, and UND departments are encouraged to give their events a 125th feel to help celebrate this important milestone.
There are several ways in which departments can give their events the 125th look:
* Utilize the 125th logo on merchandise, promotional materials and marketing. The 125th logo can be downloaded from the UND 125th web site at 125.und.edu or by going to the UND web site and clicking the 125th logo. Trademark usage rules and regulations apply.
* Submit new and annual events to the UND calendar and associate them with the 125th anniversary.
* Utilize 125th cups and napkins when working with Campus Catering (777-2256).
* 125th placemats are available for events and may be requested from the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events (777-6393).
* 125th balloons are available for events in the Memorial Union from Sign and Design at no cost to departments. For details, call Becca at Sign and Design (777-3938).
* There are limited 125th items available for give-away, including T-shirts, pens, pins and window clings, from the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events (777-6393).
For other questions about the UND 125th anniversary, contact Dawn Botsford (777-6393) or Benjamin Klipfel (777-0857).
For a complete list of UND 125th events and information, visit us online at 125.und.edu
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Marketing Coordinator, UND 125th Anniversary, email@example.com, 7-0857
|Testing Services can proctor exams|
Testing Services is conveniently located in 200 McCannel Hall. I am able to proctor exams and make up exams for up to six students at a time. Professors and departments, please keep this in mind as it may assist in your work load with exams. I am happy to visit with you regarding this. Please call me at 777-4157, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information regarding Testing Services. -- Beverly Hilliard, testing coordinator, Counseling Center.
|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: www.cies.org/Visiting_Specialists or contact program staff at email@example.com.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, VPAA/Provost Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4684
|Faculty Instructional Development Committee lists awards|
The following faculty members were awarded Faculty Instructional Development Committee (FIDC) grants in December, January and February.
* Monika Pawlowska (communication and science disorders), “Instructional Materials for CSD,” $815
* Brad Rundquist (geography), “Five Alta II Reflectance Spectrometers for geography 374,” $624
* Mark Guy (teaching and learning), “Videos for Differentiated Instruction,” $346
* Wesley Smith (art), “NCECA 2008, 42nd annual conference,” $750
* Patrick Schultz (management), “Texas Computer Education Association (TCEA) Educational Technology Research Symposium,” $750
* Mary Askim-Lovseth (marketing), “China: An Emerged Economic Powerhouse in the Global Economy,” $1,250
* Steven Dennis (finance), “Redefining Investment Strategy Education (RISE) VIII Conference,” $750
* Donna Pearson (teaching and learning), “Society for Information Technology and Teacher Education (SITE) 19th International Conference,” $750
* Louise Pinkerton (music), “Broadway Bound: New York Showcase, New York, New York,” $750
* Katherine Scheurer (political science and public administration), “Political Documentaries,” $613.93
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or other projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional Development (OID) for guidelines and materials or find the necessary information on the OID web site.
Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Faculty Instructional Development Committee. The next deadline is noon March 3.
Instructional or professional development projects that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID’s flexible grant program. For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal, contact me.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-3325
|Community-university forum proposals sought|
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 April 18-19, at University Place, 3601 University Ave., and in a community location, The Link, 300 Cherry St., Grand Forks.
Deadline for applications is Monday, March 10. Results will be announced by Monday, March 17.
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:
• Your proposals should include: name, address, telephone number, e-mail address, submission title, submission type (idea, panel or individual presentation), abstract (maximum 300 words); submission form available at www.communityengagement.und.edu
• Your proposal should be sent 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
This event is a step toward the publication of a community-university journal.
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, visit www.communityengagement.und.edu, or contact Diana Nastasia or Kevin Kainulainen at 777-2706 or email@example.com
-- Diana Nastasia, Graduate Research Assistant, Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2706
|UND law students provide free tax prep program|
University law students will prepare and electronically file income tax returns, free of charge, for individuals who qualify through the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program.
VITA is a free service that provides free e-file for participants filing federal and state tax returns. Assistants are certified by the IRS to complete tax returns for individuals and families who made less than $40,000 in 2007. The School of Law’s Public Interest Law Student Association (PILSA) is sponsoring the effort that will run through April 12.
Law students will prepare tax returns Tuesday, Thursday, and select Saturdays in both Grand Forks and for the first time at Spirit Lake. The session schedule and locations follow.
Grand Forks sessions:
* Feb. 19-28 and March 11 to April 10, each Tuesday and Thursday, 6 to 8 p.m. at the University Apartment Community Center, 525 Stanford Rd.
* Saturday, March 22, 29, and April 12, noon to 4 p.m. at the Grand Forks Public Library
Spirit Lake sessions:
* Saturday, Feb. 23, March 8, April 5 and 12, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
* Saturday, April 5, The Blue Building
* Saturday, Feb. 23, and March 8, CCCC Student Lounge
Individuals interested in participating must bring:
* Social Security Card
* Proof of Identity
* All W-2, 1098, 1099 Forms
* Banking information for refund deposits
* Estimated Tax Payments made
* Amounts of other income
* 2006 tax return if available
* For married couples filing jointly, both people must be present
Limitations do apply, so for complicated tax returns PILSA advises people to consult a paid tax professional. For additional information or questions, contact PILSA via e-mail at email@example.com.
PILSA is a student organization at the University of North Dakota 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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2856
|Chester Fritz Library lists spring break hours|
The Chester Fritz Library will observe the following hours of operation for spring break week: Saturday and Sunday, March 1-2, closed; Monday through Friday, March 3-7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, closed; Sunday, March 9, 1 p.m. to midnight.
-- Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library, email@example.com, 7-2618
|Library of the Health Sciences lists extended hours|
The Library of the Health Sciences will be open extended hours Friday, Feb. 29, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Saturday, March 1, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3893
|Law library posts spring break hours|
Spring break hours for the law library follow: Saturday, March 1, and Sunday, March 2, closed; Monday through Friday, March 3-7, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 8, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 9, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, email@example.com, 7-3482
|Check out latest UND home page design|
Check out the latest proposed UND home page design and let us know what you think at http://www2.und.edu/our/redesign_blog/ . We've responded to your previous comments and developed a third design. -- University Relations.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Dakota Foundation, Center for Innovation announce support for youth entrepreneurship|
Young entrepreneurs in Grand Forks and three other North Dakota communities will experience what it’s like to run their own town and start their own businesses by attending one of four Mini-Society® Young Entrepreneur Summer Camps during May, June and July.
The Dakota Foundation and the UND Center for Innovation Foundation announce a $50,000 grant to support the expansion of entrepreneurship education programs for elementary and middle school students to help grow the next generation of entrepreneurs and civic leaders, while helping North Dakota youth realize their potential to start up ventures in the marketplace. Barry Striegel, a doctoral student in teacher education at UND, is director of this Youth Entrepreneurship Education Project.
Mini-Society is known to be an effective and popular entrepreneurship education program that increases the level of academic performance, entrepreneurial thinking, career aspirations, civic participation and personal resilience of elementary and middle school students. The grant will enable expansion of the Young Entrepreneurs Summer Camps as well as support entrepreneurship education programs in the classroom during the regular school year. It is hoped this support will help secure longer-term public and private funding commitments for youth entrepreneurship education.
The UND Center for Innovation hosted the first summer camp in 2006. During the summer of 2007, Striegel directed two additional camps at the Ojibwa Indian School in Belcourt and the Strom Center for Entrepreneurship at Dickinson State University.
The Mini-Society Summer Camps will expand from a one-week to a two-week program and grow from three sites to four with the addition of a new summer camp at Ft. Berthold Community College in New Town to better serve youth who are educated in predominately Native American communities. The grant also will support entrepreneurship education programs in classrooms during the regular school year and enable the training of new Mini-Society facilitators.
Striegel will coordinate and evaluate two, eight-week entrepreneurship education classroom pilot projects through May 2008 in cooperating elementary and middle schools. The first classroom project is already under way at Valley Middle School and the second will begin in March in a cooperating elementary classroom in a nearby community. Striegel will recruit new facilitators from the ranks of UND’s undergraduate entrepreneurship and teacher education programs.
The 2008 goal is to reach more than 200 youngsters as well as parents, teachers and youth group leaders so they can experience the personal and social benefits of entrepreneurship and learn more about entrepreneurial thinking in a hands-on, experienced-based setting. Striegel is a nationally-certified entrepreneurship educator and a classroom teacher with more than 25 years experience. He has facilitated classroom Mini-Society Entrepreneurship Education Programs for 12 years and trained hundreds of Mini-Society facilitators as a consultant with the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation.
The Dakota Foundation is a non-profit organization founded in 1997 by Bart and Lynn Holaday to focus their philanthropic efforts on initiatives that foster social entrepreneurship in the states of North Dakota and New Mexico.
UND’s Center for Innovation helps entrepreneurs, innovators, researchers and students launch new technologies, products and ventures, develop business and marketing plans, access talent of universities and secure venture financing. The Center has won five national awards for excellence in innovation and technology entrepreneurship, and the entrepreneur program was ranked in the top 10 programs in the nation as No. 9 out of 900 entrepreneur programs (top 1 percent).
For more information about the Mini-Society Summer Camps and the classroom entrepreneurship education pilot projects, contact Barry Striegel at 701-741-6985 or via e-mail at email@example.com. To contact the Center For Innovation’s Program liaison, call Tom Kenville at 777-3132 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Barry Striegel, GTA, Teaching & Learning, email@example.com, 701-741-6985
|Donated leave sought for Karlene Clark|
Leave donations are sought for for Karlene Clark, circulation student supervisor at the Chester Fritz Library. She and her family thank you for your generosity. Please send a donated sick or vacation leave form to Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library, Stop 9000. Donated leave forms are available at www.und.edu/dept/payroll, then click on "forms."
|Studio One features Ukrainian dance ensemble, organic farming|
Learn why a Ukrainian dance ensemble has gained international recognition on the next edition of Studio One. For 40 years, the Ukrainian dance ensemble, Rusalka, has grabbed the attention of audiences around the world. Recently, they performed in Grand Forks at the Feast of Nations, an event celebrating different cultures. Learn how this group has grown closer through dance.
Also on the show this week, organic farming is becoming more popular and, as a result, growers say the market for all-natural products has increased 20 percent in the past four years. Watch as organic farmer Paul Wilder shares what it takes to transform a conventional farm to organic.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3818
|Paper boxes available for pickup |
Duplicating services has a large number of empty paper boxes available for pickup for both office and personal use. They are located in the central receiving building by the railroad tracks. Please call 777-5088 to reserve boxes. Sorry, pickup only; delivery is not available. -- Duplicating services.
|Eating Disorders Awareness Week continues|
Dating Disorders Awareness Week is Feb. 25-29. Eating disorders are illnesses, not choices. There is help available. To take a self assessment, go to http://www.ucc.und.edu or call the Counseling Center at 777-2127 to make an appointment to talk to someone. For more information on eating disorders, stop by the informational table located on the first floor of Memorial Union throughout the week.
The theme for Eating Disorders Awareness Week is:
* Be comfortable in your own genes.
* Your genes play a role in determining your body size and shape.
* Embrace your genes.
* Stop trying to turn your body into something it’s not.
* Wear jeans that fit the TRUE you.
Jeans Drive: Take that first step to embracing your genes. Jeans that don’t fit the true you can be dropped off at the Student Health Promotion Office (Memorial Union), Medical School, University Counseling Center, and Wellness Center all week long. All jeans collected in the drive will be donated to Arc. For each pair of jeans donated, be sure to sign up for a prize drawing!
Eating Disorders Awareness Week is sponsored by University Counseling Center, Student Health Services, Wellness Center, Women’s Center, and the National Eating Disorder Association.
-- Darcie Sell, Graduate Service Assistant, Student Health Promotions, email@example.com, 777-2097
|Dakota Deli Express now open|
Craving a made-to-order sandwich or hot soup on the west end of campus? Stop by the new Dakota Deli Express located in Stomping Grounds University Place. Just west of the Chester Fritz Auditorium, Stomping Grounds University Place is open to the public. Use the easy entrance off Stanford Road with short term parking available or use the drive-thru. Your favorite sandwich is made fresh when you order. Also find great specialty coffee drinks, Big Trains, fresh fruit smoothies, Seattle’s Best coffee and a wide variety of pastries and snacks.
Stomping Grounds University Place is open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday – Thursday; 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday; 10 a.m. to 11 p.m., Saturday; and 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday.
-- Jeffrey St.Michel, Assistant Director of Retail, Dining Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3823
|Museum Cafe lists soups, specials|
The North Dakota Museum Cafe lists the following soups and specials:
Soups for the week: Italian Sausage / Roasted Garlic Squash
Wednesday: Eggplant Parmesan
Thursday: Lamb kabobs with curried vegetables
Friday: Moroccan Chicken Dinner
Soups for the week: Leek and Potato / Chicken Tortilla
Monday: Vegetable Lasagna
Tuesday: Prosciutto and Spinach pasta
Wednesday: Mahi Mahi with Vermacelli and Tomato Lemon Sauce
Thursday: Pork and Squash Ravioli
Friday: Salmon Caesar Salad
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 777-4195
|Ray Richards lists winter golf specials |
Ray Richards is offering a winter golf special. Buy a punch card for five rounds of golf for $45 ($50-$63 value) or 10 rounds of golf for $90 ($100-$126 value). Added bonus: The buyer will receive a free round of golf for buying the 10-round punch card.
Also this year, you may buy a cart seat for each punch card. Five rounds of golf with a cart seat will cost $70 ($85-$98 value) or 10 rounds of golf with a cart seat for $140 ($170-$196 value). A free round is included with 10-round purchase.
Winter golf special punch cards may be bought by stopping at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office or by calling 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Payroll deductions are accepted.
-- Tom Swangler, Asst Director, Ray Richards Golf Course, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4090
|Ray Richards golf course 2008 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, email@example.com, 777-4094
|Staff Senate seeks scholarship applicants|
If you are a benefited staff member and have not already received a 2008-2009 application form with scholarship criteria for dependents, please visit our web site at www.und.nodak.edu/org/undss/
All applications must be returned to the Student Financial Aid office by Friday, March 14, in order to be considered. We encourage you to have your dependent children apply for this scholarship.
-- Dianne Stam, Fundraising Chair, UND Staff Senate, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4406
|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: Director of Compliance, Athletics, #08-238
DEADLINE: (I) 2/29/2008
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
POSITION: Associate Athletic Director/Chief Financial Officer, Athletics, #08-237
DEADLINE: (I) 2/29/2008
SALARY: Commensurate with experience.
POSITION: Account Technician (30 hours/week, Monday-Friday), Aerospace Sciences, #08-240
DEADLINE: (I) 2/29/2008
POSITION: Electronics Technician, Facilities #08-235
DEADLINE: (I) 2/27/2008
OFFICE SUPPORT: No vacancies.
POSITION: Assistant Cook (variable schedule), Dining Services, #08-241
DEADLINE: (I) 3/4/2008
POSITION: Maintenance Specialist, Facilities, #08-236
DEADLINE: (I) 2/27/2008
POSITION: Building Services Technician (Revised, Custodial, Friday-Tuesday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities, #08-234
DEADLINE: (I) 2/28/2008
NORTH DAKOTA UNIVERSITY SYSTEM POSITION OPENINGS:
PeopleSoft Tech Security Specialist
|UND mediator participates in founding Mediators Beyond Borders |
Conflict Resolution Center director Kristine Paranica recently helped to launch Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) at the group’s first conference in Estes Park, Colo. MBB is a nonprofit, humanitarian organization established to partner with communities worldwide to build their conflict resolution capacity for preventing, resolving, and healing from conflict.
MBB’s mission is to bring together experienced mediators to collaborate and participate in mitigating violent conflict and organizing alternative approaches to expressing, negotiating, and resolving political, economic, social, ethnic, and religious differences. MBB supports collaborative initiatives in partnership to assist building and sustaining local capacity and provide services that encourage forgiveness and reconciliation, and integrate peace and justice.
In support of similar ideals, the UND Conflict Resolution Center is developing the first U.S.-based Civilian Peacekeeper Training Institute (CPTI) in collaboration with other statewide agencies, including the North Dakota National Guard and the UND Center for Innovation, notes Paranica.
Once up and running, CPTI will train civilians who want to work in various capacities for people who have suffered conflict, war, natural disasters, and other forms of devastation in various parts of the world. CPTI envisions operating on campus and utilizing military training grounds and other resources and expertise available in North Dakota.
Fundraising efforts are under way to support the development and launch of the program within the next 12 months and announced as part of the Conflict Resolution Center’s 20th Anniversary Conference June 21.
For more information, contact Kristine Paranica, director, UND Conflict Resolution Center, 777-3664, Kristine_Paranica@und.nodak.edu .
|Brown-Borg receives Glenn Foundation award|
Holly Brown-Borg, a faculty member and researcher at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has received an unprecedented award from the Glenn Foundation, based in California, to support her research on aging.
An unsolicited award, this is believed to be the first such gift the UND medical school has received, according to Corey Graves, the school's grants and contracts officer. Usually support for research is attracted through grant proposals prepared and submitted by faculty-investigators to federal agencies, associations and other organizations.
Brown-Borg, associate professor of pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, received the Glenn Award for Research in biological mechanisms in aging, totaling $60,000, to support her laboratory technician, a colony of Ames dwarf mice, supplies and other materials. She has one of only five such Ames mice colonies in the United States.
Her research is focused on identifying mechanisms of stress resistance that are associated with health and longevity. For her studies, she has also received grant funding from the National Institutes of Health and the American Federation for Aging Research.
Internationally recognized in her field, Brown-Borg co-chaired the Gordon Conference on the Biology of Aging last fall in Switzerland. She has written numerous papers and articles for publication in scientific journals and was selected for the rare honor of being named a fellow of the Gerontological Society of America (GSA) in 2006. GSA Fellows represent the highest class of membership and are recognized by their peers for outstanding contributions to the field of gerontology, the branch of science that deals with aging and the special problems of aged persons.
The Glenn Foundation, based in Carpinteria, Calif., supports an array of research but has a strong emphasis on aging, Brown-Borg said. The foundation was founded by Paul Glenn, a noted researcher in the area of aging and "one of the founding fathers of the aging research field."
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|Stofferahn to chair Rural Sociological Society anniversary committee|
Curtis Stofferahn, professor of sociology, was elected to the Rural Sociological Society Council and co-chair of the RSS 75th Anniversary Committee. He recently published an article in Agriculture and Human Values, "The Community Effects of Industrialized Farming: Social Science Research and Challenges to Corporate Farming Laws" which was based on his expert testimony for the North Dakota Attorney General's office in the case of North Dakota vs. Crosslands.
-- Kathleen Tiemann, Professor and Chair, Sociology, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2188
|Two student deaths noted|
It is with regret that the University reports that Isaiah Anderson, Fergus Falls, Minn., died Saturday, Feb. 16. He attended UND in the fall semester of 2002 through the spring semester of 2003, and again from the fall semester of 2004 through the fall semester of 2007.
It is with regret that the University reports that James E. Crayne, Grand Forks, died Feb. 17. He attended UND in the summer semester of 1992 through the spring semester of 1993, and again from the spring semester of 2004 through the fall semester of 2007, receiving a Bachelor of General Studies degree with a minor in geography. In the fall semester of 2007 he attended graduate school majoring in geography.