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ISSUE: Volume 45, Number 24: February 06, 2008

Top Stories
Robert Kelley offered UND's presidency
President Kupchella signs climate commitment
Events to Note
Student Health Services hosts director candidate forums
Study Abroad Fair is Feb. 6
Chautauqua workshop features "Tips & Tricks for Publishing Your Manuscript"
Free cholesterol screenings offered
University Senate meets Feb. 7; lists agenda
French faculty candidate gives talk Thursday
Celebrate the culture of the Philippines
Burnt Toast classes offered at Wellness Center
Pinnaduwa Kulatilake presents next LEEPS lectures
PPT seminar is Feb. 8
Physics colloquium is Feb. 8
Founders Day help requested to build sets, big birthday cake
Opening reception, formal presentations kick off Museum exhibition
College Goal Sunday comes to North Dakota
U2 lists workshops
Mark your calendars for 2008 Scholarly Forum
Global Visions series features Turkish film
Are you ready to quit tobacco?
Career Fair is Feb. 13
Annual key meeting is Feb. 13
Note course design considerations for online delivery
Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn meets Feb. 13
Dan Rice to speak at Faculty Lecture Series Feb. 14
Clinton Global Initiative expands
"Trees" will support local breast cancer programs
Order tickets now for Feast of Nations
Astronomy talk, telescope observing session is Feb. 19
17th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture is Feb. 20
Founders Day banquet tickets should be purchased by Feb. 19
Spring Break mediation seminar offered
Registration open for 2008 NIH regional seminars
Hammami named acting director of information resources
Nominations due March 1 for Kupchella Award
Proposals sought for arts, humanities, social sciences awards
Note Senate Scholarly Activities Committee deadlines
Note external grant proposal guidelines
ATHENA award nominations sought
Nominations sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors
Women studies seeks essay contest entries
Changes sought for Code of Student Life
Funding available for assessment retreats
Faculty awarded public scholarship funds
Motorpool rate changes effective Feb. 1
2007 CIRP survey now available online
Institutional research briefs now available online
Note personal long-distance telephone call policy
Dakota Science Center seeks items for recycling
Note international call information
Friday, Feb. 15, is a special Denim Day
International Programs newsletter available online
Drive-thru coffee available at Stomping Grounds University Place
February is American Heart Month
Element Spa offers Valentine's Day special
Wellness Center invites alumni to join
Expectant Family Program seeks volunteers
Fundraiser recipient issues thanks
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Wayne Swisher elected CAA chair
Jeffrey Stamp wins national academic award
Medical students learn about rural health care
In Remembrance
Remembering Frederick Oldroyd Sr.
Robert Kelley offered UND's presidency

Robert Kelley, dean of the College of Health Sciences and professor of medical education and public health at the University of Wyoming since 1999, has been offered the presidency of the University of North Dakota at Grand Forks. He will announce whether he will accept the position within two days. Dr. Kelley and his wife, Marcia, spent Tuesday visiting campus.

The North Dakota State Board of Higher Education unanimously selected Kelley after interviewing him Monday, Feb. 4, at the UND Memorial Union River Valley Room. If he accepts the position, Kelley will succeed Charles Kupchella, who was named UND's 10th president on April 20, 1999 and who announced his retirement in January 2007. Kelley was recommended by the UND Presidential Search Committee.

President Kupchella signs climate commitment

The University of North Dakota has pledged to do its part to curb global warming. President Charles Kupchella has signed the “American College and University Presidents Climate Commitment,” which commits UND to finding ways to dramatically reduce its own contributions to greenhouse gases. An additional benefit to UND will be reduced energy costs.

"Recognizing that on a day like this the last thing on anyone’s mind is global warming, it has nevertheless been clear for some time now that the Earth's climate is getting appreciably warmer. While there are some positive aspects to this, especially in colder climates such as our own, the general consequence of this warming is negative for Earth as a whole,” said Kupchella. “It has also become clear that human activity, while it may or may not be the only cause of warming cycles -- cycles have occurred repeatedly over geologic time -- our generation of greenhouse gases certainly contributes to global warming. It is prudent that the nations of the world and, indeed, institutions like UND begin to take steps to reduce the generation of greenhouse gases."

A secondary, but also important, consequence of any such steps taken: a reduction in energy costs and, thus, operating costs. By signing the President's Climate Commitment, Kupchella set in motion the process for developing a plan over the next several years to achieve climate neutrality by a future date to be set by UND.

"Because of the acute importance of the global warming issue and the immediate benefits that would come from optimal utilization of energy, I felt it was important to take the step now to set into motion a process by which the University might model positive corporate behavior. I believe we have a moral and social responsibility to lead when it comes to issues such as these. What we would be doing here parallels our emphasis on wellness as a University and, indeed, environmental wellness is one of the seven dimensions of wellness identified by our wellness group more than two years ago,” said Kupchella.

Kupchella committed UND to the following steps:

* Within two months, appoint an institutional standing “Council on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability.” Kupchella has already appointed a core group, and is seeking expression of interest in serving on this council.

* Charging the committee to develop, within two years, an institutional plan to achieve optimal energy efficiency and to achieve climate neutrality by some yet-to-be-identified time in the future.

* Within one year, complete a campus climate impact inventory of all of the University's greenhouse gas emissions, including emissions from electricity, heating, commuting, and air travel, and update the inventory every other year thereafter. The process for conducting this inventory has already been discussed and may take the form of a research/thesis project.

* Within one year, identify all curricular and academic programs being offered by the University and assess the degree to which each of these courses and programs address the issue of sustainability.

* Within one year, prepare an inventory of all current, directly environmentally relevant UND research projects. The list will then be kept up-to-date on an ongoing basis.

* Over the next several years, carry out at least two of the following:

-- Establish a policy by which all new campus construction will be built at least to the U.S. Green Building Council's LEEDs silver standard or its equivalent (Note: this is already under way);

-- Adopt an energy efficient appliance purchasing policy for the University (Note: this is already taking place);

-- Find ways to offset the greenhouse gas emissions as a result of the University's use of air travel;

-- Encourage the use of public transportation (Note: this is already being done);

-- Take steps to eventually achieve the status of having at least 15 percent of the energy used by the University coming from renewable sources;

-- Establish a policy or committee that supports climate and Sustainability shareholder proposals at companies where UND’s endowment is invested.

"One primary reason for signing this climate commitment is that much is already being done by the University, and, in effect, by signing this we are celebrating steps already taken," said Kupchella.

Among those strategies already in place:

* The University has embarked on a comprehensive energy efficiency improvement program using state bond funding. This currently generates a savings of about $500,000 a year, which is being used to pay off the bonds. The lighting efficiency program, alone, has eliminated the use of the equivalent of 164,610 100-watt bulbs.

* The University already has a number of environmental programs, including a wide variety of programs at the Energy & Environmental Research Center. UND also has programs in such areas as environmental engineering, environmental geoscience, environmental management, and environmental studies, and is home to such units as the Environmental Training Institute and the Tribal Environmental Law Project.

* UND has a well-established recycling program which keeps nearly 500 tons of waste material annually out of area landfills. The ongoing quest to find a suitable replacement for the current landfill is a major regional issue.

* The Energy & Environmental Research Center’s Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership is currently embarking on the third phase of a major effort to demonstrate the technical and economic feasibility of carbon sequestration, a major emerging strategy in greenhouse gas mitigation. The Phase III effort, to be constructed over the next 10 years and with an estimated value of more than $300 million, is the culmination of the PCOR Partnership’s actions over the last five years. The PCOR Partnership has more than 70 public and private sector partners in a nine-U.S.-state, four-Canadian-province area.

* The University has long supported a shuttle program and the City of Grand Forks has established bus transportation to and from campus.

* UND recently completed and opened a parking ramp, which will help alleviate on-campus automobile travel.

* Research is being carried out in the Department of Chemical Engineering and in the Energy & Environmental Research Center on the use of bio-fuels and other recognizable projects.

* The University has already completed buildings according to LEEDs standards, including the new "University Place" as well as in other buildings currently under construction.

Kupchella noted that “the work of the new council and the Climate Commitment dovetails nicely with Grand Forks Mayor Brown’s ‘Green Grand Forks’ initiative announced recently.”

-- UND Council on Environmental Stewardship and Sustainability.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

Student Health Services hosts director candidate forums

Save the dates: UND students, faculty, administration, and staff are invited to attend one of two presentations/open forums by the Student Health Services director candidates to be held as follows:

Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2 to 2:45 p.m. – first session
2:45 to 3:30 p.m. - second session
Memorial Union, River Valley Room – Dan Jensen, education administration, currently an assistant professor, College of Professional Studies, University of Mary, Bismarck, and who lives in West Fargo, N.D.

Monday, Feb. 25, 2 to 2:45 p.m. – first session
2:45 to 3:30 p.m. - second Session
Memorial Union, Lecture Bowl–Michelle Eslinger, M.B.A, business administration, currently business manager for the Center for Family Medicine, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Bismarck, who lives in Mandan.

Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2 to 2:45 p.m. – first session
2:45 to 3:30 p.m. - second session
Memorial Union, River Valley Room – Molly Soeby, M.P.A., currently at Altru Health Systems, manager of Diabetes Center, Bariatric / Weight Management Center, Grand Forks.

Additional information about the candidates will be available at the forum, or you may request this information by contacting:
-- Phyllis Norgren, Administrative Secretary, Student Health Services,, 777-2097

Study Abroad Fair is Feb. 6

The Spring Study Abroad Fair is set for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.

Each semester the Office of International Programs sponsors a Study Abroad Fair. This event showcases the study abroad programs available for our students, both UND programs and those by affiliated providers. Students can explore their study abroad options and talk with program representatives, past students, and Education Abroad staff.

Please encourage students to take advantage of this opportunity to explore their options by attending the Study Abroad Fair at the International Centre, across from the Memorial Union. Your support and encouragement is extremely important.

In addition, any faculty members who are directing programs abroad are encouraged to advertise by reserving a table at the fair. Please RSVP to Neva ( 7-3301 or James ( 777-4756 to reserve a space if you haven’t done so already. Experienced student representatives from your program are welcome and tables can be left unattended.
-- Neva Hendrickson, Education Abroad Advisor, Office of Interantional Programs,, 7-3301

Chautauqua workshop features "Tips & Tricks for Publishing Your Manuscript"

The next workshop in the Graduate School's Chautauqua Series is “Tips & Tricks for Publishing Your Manuscript.” The spring workshops focus on publishing, writing and communicating your scholarship. This workshop will discuss how to get published, publishing a journal article and the process.

Please join us Wednesday, Feb. 6, in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union. A light lunch will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and the workshop will get under way at noon. Graduate students and faculty are encouraged to attend.

To view a complete list of workshops, visit us at
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations, The Graduate School,, 777-2524

Free cholesterol screenings offered

Free cholesterol screenings will be offered Wednesday, Feb. 6, at EERC Hayden Room from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Remember to fast prior to the screening and plan for about 20-25 minutes.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Assistant Director for Work Well, Wellness Center,, 701.777.0210

University Senate meets Feb. 7; lists agenda

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

1. Announcements:
a. Parking Ramp update and overall parking plans, Jason
Uhlir and Tim Lee
b. Change in March Senate meeting date, Tom Petros
c. Branding, Don Kojich
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes
3. Question period

4. Annual report of the Senate Summer Sessions Committee, Diane Hadden, chair

5. Honorary degree nominations, Gary Towne, chair
6. Maternity Benefit Task Force, Chandice Covington
7. Discussion, demonstration and request for support on clicker standard, Lynn Kubeck, chief information officer
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office,, 777-3892

French faculty candidate gives talk Thursday

"Violent Bodily Politics and Representations of the Postcolonial Subject" is the title of a talk which will examine constructions of the body within Postcolonial literatures and films. Gladys M. Francis, Purdue University, a candidate for a position in French, will discuss how, through the lenses of violence, the artist invites us to observe the difficult position of the body trapped in-between liberalism and colonialism, affiliation and alienation, patriarchy and imperialism. Through concepts of gender, class and race issues, the speaker will explore how the suffering body negotiates its own identity and creates heterogeneous dialogues, which constitute the revolutionary empowering of the female subject. The talk will be Thursday, Feb. 7, from 3 to 4 p.m. in 215 Merrifield Hall. -- Languages.

Celebrate the culture of the Philippines

The Thursday night cultural series will feature the culture of the Philippines Thursday, Feb. 7. Join us at 7 p.m. at the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. The program is presented free of charge. Food will be available to try for $1.
-- Shannon Jolly, International Student Advisor, International Programs,, 7-4118

Burnt Toast classes offered at Wellness Center

Check out the upcoming Burnt Toast classes at the Wellness Center.

Indian Cooking
Thursday, Feb. 7, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost is $14.
This course will help you learn about spices and herbs used for genuine Indian dishes. All class participants will enjoy a serving of the savory dish and take a copy of the recipe home.

Thai Kitchen
Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6 to 7:30 p.m. Cost: is $14
Come to learn and enjoy cooking and tasting Thai food. This class is designed to educate you on what to ask for in Thai restaurants, the secrets of Thai cooking and the philosophy of Thai food. This session of Thai Kitchen will feature stir fried vegetables and tofu in dark soy and oyster sauce with rice.

Sign up for classes at the welcome desk in the Wellness Center 24 hours prior to class. For more information contact me.
-- Leah Wagner, Coordinator of Wellness Programs, Wellness Center,, 777-0842

Pinnaduwa Kulatilake presents next LEEPS lectures

Pinnaduwa Kulatilake from the University of Arizona, Tucson, will present the next LEEPS lectures Friday, Feb. 8.

At noon, Kulatilake will address “Rock Slope Stability Analyses -- A Case Study,” in 100 Leonard Hall. At 3 p.m., in 109 Leonard Hall, he will discuss “Three Dimensional Rock Mass Fracture Geometry and Fluid Flow Modeling for a Tunnel Site in California.”

The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS) brings nationally and internationally known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

For more information, contact Zhengwen Zeng at 777-3027.
-- Connie Larson, Administrative Secretary, Geology & Gelogical Engineering,, 7-2248

PPT seminar is Feb. 8

Susan Austin, a graduate student in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics, will present a seminar titled "APP as a Proinflammatory Receptor on Vascular Endothelium Contributes to the Vascular Dysfunction Seen in Both Atherosclerosis and Alzheimer's Disease" at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, 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,, 701-777-6221

Physics colloquium is Feb. 8

A physics colloquium is set for 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 8, in 211 Witmer Hall. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall. It will focus on galaxy clusters.
-- Connie Cicha, Secretary, Physics,, 701-777-2911

Founders Day help requested to build sets, big birthday cake

Be part of the big celebration of the 125th anniversary of UND. We’re getting ready for the Happy Birthday UND party and Founders Day so we need help with the set, props and displays. If you can hold a paint brush, we’d appreciate your assistance. Loren Liepold (Burtness Theatre) will supervise the painting and construction from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9. You don’t have to be there the entire time, but any time will help. Ten to 15 volunteers are needed to finish the sets and cake. We’ll be working on the Burtness Theatre stage so you can use the northwest door.

If you’re able and willing to help, call Dawn Botsford at 777-6393 or e-mail her to sign up for a time and date. All help is welcome.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies & Events,, 777-6393

Opening reception, formal presentations kick off Museum exhibition

The North Dakota Museum of Art announces the opening of Artists and War, a multi-media group exhibition of six artists from around the world creating art about war or conflict. The opening reception will be held at 6 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 9, with formal presentations by Daniel Heyman, David Opdyke and Adrienne Noelle Werge. This event is free and open to the public. Beverages and light fare will be provided. This exhibition is the first in a series of exhibitions about the subject, which will result in a touring exhibition and book.

Daniel Heyman (Philadelphia) dry-points and watercolors. For the past four years, he has concentrated his art on making images about the war in Iraq, specifically the abuse and torture of innocent Iraqis at Abu Ghraib and other prisons.

The winter issue of the Virginia Quarterly Review reproduced a series of Heyman images with an introduction by Laurel Reuter, director of the North Dakota Museum of Art and curator of Artists and War. The February issue of Esquire will feature Heyman's work as well.

David Opdyke (Brooklyn) is installing Mixed Messages, an airborne installation of thousands of paper airplanes made from pages of an Arabic-English dictionary, specially commissioned for the Corcoran in Washington, D.C.

Opdyke was born in 1969 and received his BFA in painting and sculpture at the University of Cincinnati in 1992. He showed for years at the Roebing Hall Gallery in New York but has just joined the Ronald Feldman Gallery. In 2005 Opdyke received the Aldrich Emerging Artist Award from the Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield, Conn.

Adrienne Noelle Werge was born in Vietnam of a Vietnamese mother and American father, an American serviceman. As an infant at the end of the Vietnam War, she was adopted from an orphanage outside Saigon and grew up near the University of Notre Dame in Indiana where her father was a professor of English. She graduated with an MFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. Her work, Such a Time As This: Remembering Vietnam is about loss, identity and parents.

Siah Armajani’s Fallujah, a monumental sculpture, echoes the themes and images of Picasso’s Guernica. Armajani (b. 1939) is an Iranian-born American sculptor who moved to Minneapolis in 1960, where he continues to reside. Armajani has devoted his 30-year career to investigating the connection between architecture and society, and to designing spaces that serve human needs on both an imaginative and a practical level.

Hanna Hannah (Santa Cruz) exhibits paintings—casein and mixed media on mulberry or rice paper. The artist was born in El Salvador, where her parents lived after they emigrated from Germany with the rise of National Socialism in 1939. She moved to the United States in 1958 at age 11. She earned her master's degrees in French literature and painting. Currently she teaches in the art department at the University of California Santa Cruz.

Miguel Angel Rojas is one of a handful of Colombian artists who use the medium of photography to expose unexpected layers of reality. His photo installation that echoes Michelangelo’s David will be in the exhibition. Born in Bogota in 1946, Rojas has been living and working in Colombia his entire life. He has taught art at the Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, the Los Andes University, and the National University, his alma mater. He has had numerous solo exhibitions in his native country and has formed part of ground-breaking group exhibitions in the United States, most notably "The American Effect" at the Whitney Museum, N.Y. (2003), FotoFest (1992) Houston, Texas, and the traveling exhibitions "Images of Silence" (1989-1990) organized by the Museum of Modern Art of Latin America, WH, and "Re-Aligning Vision" (1997-1999) organized by Museo del Barrio, N.Y.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks. Hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. The Museum Shop is open during these hours as well. The Museum Café is open weekdays 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Although the Museum does not charge an admission fee, the suggested donation is $5 for adults and change from children.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 777-4195

College Goal Sunday comes to North Dakota

The first annual North Dakota College Goal Sunday will take place Feb. 10. This is a free event for students interested in furthering their education after high school. Financial aid experts from colleges, universities and other organizations will be on hand at eight locations across the state to help students and their families complete and submit college aid applications.

In recognition of this event, Gov. John Hoeven has proclaimed Feb. 10 as College Goal Sunday in the state of North Dakota. A postsecondary education remains one of the most beneficial investments individuals can make in themselves. “Financial aid is available to help those who wish to further their education,” states Gov. Hoeven in the proclamation he recently signed.

Many students and their families are unfamiliar with the financial aid application process. For those who have not had prior college experience, it can seem overwhelming and they are often unaware of the types of funding available. College Goal Sunday is designed to get students on the right track toward applying for aid to pay for college.

As an added bonus for participants, all students who complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at North Dakota College Goal Sunday will receive a flash drive. Each location will also give four $250 scholarships sponsored by Student Loans of North Dakota, one laptop computer and one iPod.

College Goal Sunday was created by the Indiana Student Financial Aid Association with funding from Lilly Endowment Inc. and supplemental support from Lumina Foundation for Education. The North Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NDASFAA) received a grant from Lumina Foundation to carry out a program in our state. Over 120 local volunteers will be assisting students throughout North Dakota.

Locations include: Belcourt, Bismarck, Dickinson, Fort Totten, Fort Yates, Grand Forks, Minot and New Town.

Students and families may come between 1 and 3 p.m. in the lower level of Swanson Hall to receive assistance with the financial aid application or to ask questions. A presentation of financial aid information will begin at 1 p.m.
-- Robin Holden, Director, Student Financial Aid,, 777-3121

U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for Feb. 11-19. Visit our web site for more.

Employee Travel Policies and Procedures
Feb. 13, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Memorial Union, Memorial Room
Brush up on the procedures to follow for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline tickets and employee travel expense vouchers. Presenter: Bonnie Nerby.

Facilities Discoverer Reports Training**
Feb. 12, 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.

Interview Techniques/Guidelines (NEW)
Feb. 12, 9 to 10 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Learn the legal issues associated with interviewing and avoid the pitfalls and traps associated with the process. Presenter: Desi Sporbert.

Basic Word**
Feb. 12, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II
Introduces very basic Word features, create a document, edit and format text, format paragraphs, save file, retrieve file, format text, cut and copy, add tables, proof a document, set display and print options. Presenter: Heidi Strande.

Responsibilities of Supervisors and Employees with Work-Related Injuries (NEW)
Feb. 13, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
The process of workers compensation claims can sometimes be confusing and even frustrating for supervisors and those they supervise. This class is designed to review the entire process, present the forms to use, where they can be located, the designated medical provider policy and responsibilities of supervisors and employees alike during the entire process. The relationship with the risk management division in Bismarck will also be covered. The session will close with a review of the most frequent injuries at the University of North Dakota as well as across the country. Presenter: Claire Moen.

Cash Management (NEW)
Feb. 11, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
Learn how to survive without a checking account, using a cash only system. Develop awareness of the potential problems that may arise with a cash only system and find solutions. Also learn how to recognize and curb impulse spending. Presenter: Marybeth Vigeland, Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, The Village Family Service Center.

Keep Them Alive Until the Ambulance Arrives
Feb. 19, noon to 1 p.m. and 5 to 6 p.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union
Once you’ve called 9-1-1 and the dispatcher has help on the way, what can you do to help the patient? This session will describe some basic lifesaving techniques you can provide until professional help arrives and will cover such topics as emergency resuscitation, including CPR and automatic defibrillation, allergic reactions, burns, bleeding injuries, seizures, fainting, dislocation, sprains and strains and other medical emergencies. Presenter: Tim Shea, NREMT-P.

* Please attend all session in this series.
**Limited seating.

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.
-- Kathy Williams, Coordinator, U2 Program,, 777-2128

Mark your calendars for 2008 Scholarly Forum

The Graduate School 2008 Scholarly Forum will be held in the Memorial Union Feb. 11-12. The Scholarly Forum features the outstanding research and creative activities of our graduate students and faculty from all corners of campus.

Graduate School Dean Joseph Benoit said, “I am particularly excited about the addition of the Dean’s Hour Lectures. These lectures highlight junior members of the UND faculty whose contributions are already shaping the future of research and graduate education on our campus.”

Rebecca Weaver-Hightower (English) will present the first of these lectures at noon Monday, Feb. 11, in the Lecture Bowl. Her topic, “Before God This Was Their Country” builds upon her research which investigates the psychology of colonizers through examining literary narratives of conquest.

The second of the Dean’s Hour lectures is offered by Diane Darland (biology) at noon Tuesday, Feb. 12. She will discuss the ongoing collaborative research project conducted in her laboratory, “Neurovascular Factors Regulating Early Brain Development in Mice.” Dr. Darland is a recipient of the Graduate School’s 2007 Summer Professorship grant.

This year’s event will feature 40 oral presentations from physics, the SUNRISE initiative, nursing, education, aerospace and more. More than 80 research posters and exhibits will be on display in the Ballroom from Monday afternoon and throughout Tuesday. All are welcome to visit the displays. The authors of these projects will be available between 2 and 4 p.m. Tuesday to discuss their works. We’d like to encourage peers, colleagues and interested viewers to join us for all sessions.

For complete session details and topics, please see the schedules on the Graduate School web site at
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations, The Graduate School,, 777-2524

Global Visions series features Turkish film

The Department of Anthropology’s popular Global Visions film series will bring an exciting array of films to the community of Grand Forks for the fifth consecutive year. The series presents two films per month in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is currently the only venue in Grand Forks to view award-winning, nationally recognized independent films from a wide variety of contemporary film makers around the world.

This spring, the series will bring seven foreign films to UND. All films will be at 7 p.m. on various Tuesday evenings between now until the end of April at the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series, free and open to the public, is partially funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee. Filmgoers are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat.

Upcoming movies will are:
• Feb. 12, "Distant" (Turkey)
• Feb. 25, "Duck Season" (Mexico)
• March 11, "The Fast Runner" (Canadian/Inuit)
• March 18, "The Weeping Meadow" (Greece)
• April 8, "The Clay Bird" (Bangladesh)
• April 22, "The Wind Will Carry Us" (Iran)

Film Review - "Distant," London Times, May 27, 2004, 110 mins
The chills are infinitely sweeter in Nuri Bilge Ceylan’s hypnotic Turkish film, Uzak (Distant). The story is slight, but it’s stuffed with unspoken thoughts and unspeakable feelings. It charts the subtle unease between two men from different sides of the track, and it justifiably won the Grand Prix award at Cannes last year.

Mahmut, an aspiring photographer in Istanbul, is unexpectedly obliged to put up a country cousin, Yusuf, who comes to town in search of work in the frozen shipyards. Mahmut is a self-made loner. He has dusted off his peasant stock. He has refined his smoking habits, and he mixes with a modest sprinkling of local literati. He spends a couple of days failing to point his burly cousin in the right direction, and obligation rapidly turns into inconvenience.

Yusuf is quietly desperate, and clumsily grateful. But as his chances of picking up a job shrivel to nothing, the atmosphere between the two men in the flat cools to a lonely comedy of wills, and chess-like games for space and air.

Muzaffer Özdemir and Emin Toprak are quite brilliant in these edgy battles for the remote control, the late-night sofa.
-- Marcia Mikulak, Assistant Professor, Anthropology,, 777-4718

Are you ready to quit tobacco?

If you are considering quitting tobacco, come to a 20-minute presentation at noon Tuesday, Feb. 26, to help you determine if you are ready to quit and how you will be supported in your effort. The presentation wil be in the Alumni Room, Memorial Union. Sessions are open to students, faculty, and staff. Contact the Student Health Promotion Office at 777-2097 for more information.
-- Jodi Ramberg, GSA, Student Health Promotion Office,, 777-2097

Career Fair is Feb. 13

Career Services/Cooperative Education would like to remind faculty and staff that the annual University of North Dakota Spring Career Fair is Wednesday, Feb. 13, from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Hyslop Sports Center Multipurpose Gym.

The Career Fair offers students of all majors and academic levels the opportunity to network with potential employers. This spring, many different companies and professions will be at the Career Fair ready to interview students for employment, internships, and cooperative education opportunities at both graduate and undergraduate levels.

We feel that the Career Fair will be a great benefit to the students in your department and we ask that you mention the career fair during your classes. Please help us spread the word!

If you have any questions, feel free to contact the UND Career Services office at 777-3904 or visit our website at ( ) to see a list of participating companies.

** Students attending the fair should dress professionally and bring copies of their resumes.** -- Career Services staff.

Annual key meeting is Feb. 13

The campus-wide key meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The key inventory packets will be ready for pick-up prior to the meeting, starting at 8:30 a.m. The informational meeting will start at 9 a.m. All departmental personnel responsible for issuing keys should attend to pick up their packet and receive information on completing the inventory.
-- Larry Zitzow, Chair, Building/Facility Access Administrative Committee, Facilities,, 777-2591

Note course design considerations for online delivery

Distance learning is clearly an important growth area in higher education. At UND, many on-campus courses utilize online delivery for some aspects of the curriculum while Continuing Education offers students both semester and independent study formats for completing courses completely online. Many teachers are concerned about the implications of distance delivery for their classes and student learning, and are working hard to measure and assess how students learn in these online delivery formats, employing a variety of techniques for engaging and motivating students and assessing their learning.

Jane Sims (Continuing Education), Katherine Anderson (Teaching and Learning), Victoria Beard (associate provost), and Joshua Reidy (dean, Outreach Programs) will present this On Teaching session titled "Course Design Considerations for Online Delivery." The lunch is Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union. We will share some of these techniques for enhancing student learning in distance delivery formats. We will also discuss how Continuing Education courses are evolving to mainstream into the UND campus community.

To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, Feb. 11. Please indicate if you require a vegetarian meal.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development,, 777-4233

Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn meets Feb. 13

The Women's Center Meet,Eat and Learn will meet from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Center Wednesday, Feb. 13, from noon to 1 p.m.

"Women With Wrinkles," a one-act play by Kathy Coudle King, brings together two elderly women in a nursing home in Louisiana. As the play unfolds, years of racism are peeled away. It's never too late for an "old dog to learn new tricks" -- or make a new friend. Aging, racism, and friendship are all themes that will be expressed in this humorous and poignant staged-reading. This script-in-hand reading will be performed by Jennifer Payne, UND senior, English; Pat Jordheim, UND graduate student, communications, and reprising her role of "Robyn," Kay Mendick, Women's Center director.

Lunch will be served, everyone is welcome.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Womens Center,, 777-4302

Dan Rice to speak at Faculty Lecture Series Feb. 14

"Higher Education: Where We've Gone Wrong!" is the next talk in the University Faculty Lecture Series. Dan Rice, dean of the UND College of Education and Human Development, will give the talk Thursday, Feb. 14, 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 will allow 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 next lecture in the series is Wednesday, Feb. 27, by Paul LeBel, dean of the UND School of Law. Other upcoming lectures: Thursday, March 13, 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.

Dr. Rice, dean of the College of Education and Human Development and professor of educational leadership, holds a bachelor's degree in sociology from Dakota Wesleyan University, the M. Div. from Yale Divinity School, and an M.S. and Ph.D. in educational administration from UND. He received a certificate from the Management Development Program at the Harvard Institutes for Higher Education. Rice has been with the Department of Educational Leadership since 1986, serving as chair and associate professor until being named interim dean. From 1989 until 1998 he was the director of UND’s Office of Instructional Development (OID). Prior to his work at OID, Rice served as the director of the UND Graduate Center in Bismarck.

Rice has been active in many campus activities, including University Senate (chair, 1999-2000) and he served as a faculty representative on the previous presidential search committee and is a full member of the graduate faculty. Beyond the UND campus he has served as the chair for the South Dakota Committee on the Humanities, affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the chair for the steering committee of the Bush Regional Collaboration in Faculty Development. Rice has also been a member of the American Association for Higher Education (AAHE), and the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), and recently served a term as Chair of the North Dakota Deans and Directors of Teacher Education (NDAACTE). He received the President’s advisory Council on Women Award for the Advancement of Women (1996) and the Educational Service Award from the North Dakota Indian Education Association (2005). Rice is the author of several publications including his book, “The Clifford Years: The University of North Dakota 1971-1991.”

Clinton Global Initiative expands

Former President Bill Clinton has announced that the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) will expand its work to college and university campuses through CGI U, a youth-focused meeting that will bring together students, academics, and social, political, and cultural leaders to discuss pressing issues and ways to bring about global action to solve them. The inaugural meeting of CGI U will take place March 14-16 at Tulane University in New Orleans, La. Students who wish to attend the meeting can apply online through There is no cost to attend CGI U and some travel assistance is available.
Similar to the Clinton Global Initiative annual meetings held each year in New York City, CGI U will inform and motivate a new generation of young people to act on urgent challenges focusing on the following areas: energy and climate change, global health, poverty alleviation, and peace and human rights. At this meeting, CGI U will: identify, cultivate, and engage college students to make tangible commitments to tackle global issues; challenge universities to organize research and service-oriented commitments in targeted areas; introduce and promote CGI’s work and mission to a new, younger audience; and connect students, organizations, and university administrators around the world with others working on similar issues.

CGI U will consist of plenary sessions and panel and group discussions that will give students the opportunity to ask questions of panelists, develop ideas and form commitments. Before the event’s closing, students will be asked to make a commitment to do something – big or small – to improve the world. Students will also have the chance to participate in a day-long service project sponsored by CGI U. Students who are unable to attend CGI U will have the opportunity to view all of the sessions through a live webcast via The web site will also act as a portal for students to submit their commitments. This section of site will launch concurrently with the CGI U meeting in New Orleans.

The Clinton Global Initiative is a project of the William J. Clinton Foundation that brings together a community of global leaders to devise and implement innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing challenges. CGI has approximately 1,000 members, diverse and influential leaders from all over the world, who make tangible commitments to create or support projects within CGI’s areas of focus. During the three-day annual meeting, attendees participate in workshops and meetings focused on four main topics: global health, education, poverty alleviation, and energy and climate change. Attendees are required to make specific commitments to address one of the topics and report back to President Clinton on the progress made throughout the course of the year. Attendees who do not make or keep their commitment will not be invited to attend future meetings. For more information, please visit: or www.clintonglobalinitiative

-- Terry Erickson, Career Services and Cooperative Education Coordinator, Career Services.

"Trees" will support local breast cancer programs

"Trees" is a new play being performed at the Fire Hall Theatre in Grand Forks Feb. 14-17 and Feb. 21-23. All profits will benefit two local breast cancer support programs: Filling the Gap and the North Dakota Breast Cancer Coalition.

If you enjoyed "Beaches" and "Step-Mom," we believe you will be equally moved by "Trees."

Tickets are $15, and $10 with a student I.D. (Not appropriate for people under 18.) However, consider booking a row of 10 seats for the performance. This would make a wonderful community building event for you and your department. The coffee shop, Porpoura, is giving a coupon for a free cup of coffee after the show so that you can also take in the Oncology on Canvas exhibit. If you would like to reserve tickets for a group of 10 or more, we are able to give you a $2 discount per ticket. Group reservations are a necessity and can be made by calling 701-795-9113.

"Trees" is directed by communications Ph.D. candidate Adonica Schultz Aune; stage-managed by Naomi Bender, grad student in communications; written by Kathy Coudle-King, senior lecturer, English and women studies; and includes Pat Jordheim, graduate student in communications; Deb Todhunter, R.N.; Miriam Clapp Erin and Audra Hendrickson, and David Henry.
-- Kathleen Coudle-King, Sr. Lecturer , English & Women Studies,, 777-2787

Order tickets now for Feast of Nations

The University of North Dakota student-led International Organization is proud to announce the 46th annual “Feast of Nations” celebration. From humble beginnings, the annual event is now a semi-formal banquet and world entertainment showcase. Every year the International Student Organization coordinates the Feast of Nations, which is an event that works to promote cultural awareness on our campus and in our community. It is the largest event of its type in our area, seeing an average attendance of 950 people. This year’s affair will be held Saturday Feb. 16, and will feature the Rusalka Ukrainian Dance Ensemble — a vibrant 40-person dance spectacle. Enjoy a five-course ethnic meal of Latin American, Iraqi, Russian, Senegalese, and Mediterranean cuisine. The program will also exhibit various international student performances including a special presentation from the Hmong students on campus. Be sure to stick around for a night of dancing to live Latin-jazz music from the Clave del Sol band. The program starts at 6:15 p.m. with doors opening at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students and children. Tickets are on sale through Feb. 15, at the Alerus Center, and Ticketmaster (, Hugo's), as well as Feb. 11-15 at the International Centre. Reserved seating is available in groups of 10 for $180.

If you have any questions of concerns, please contact Alicia Miller, International Organization president at

Astronomy talk, telescope observing session is Feb. 19

The physics department will hold a public astronomy talk and telescope observing session at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 19, in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, "From the Ground to Space: Rocketry Through the Years" will be presented by the Frozen Fury Rocketry Team (Physics/UND). Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope (weather permitting).
-- Wayne Barkhouse, Assistant Professor, Physics,, 777-3520

17th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture is Feb. 20

The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library invite all members of the UND community to attend the 17th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor). Wayne Seames will speak on "Energy and Modern Human Civilization.” A reception will follow his presentation.

Dr. Seames received his bachelor's degree in chemical engineering at the University of Arizona in 1979. After a 16-year industrial career as a process engineer, engineering supervisor, and project manager, he returned to Arizona and earned his doctorate in chemical engineering in July 2000. Dr. Seames joined the chemical engineering department in 2000 where he currently serves as an associate professor.

Among his academic awards are the 2007 University of North Dakota Award of Individual Excellence for Research, the University of North Dakota School of Engineering and Mines 2006 Professor of the Year and 2004 Olson Professor for outstanding research, and the University of Arizona School of Engineering and Mines 1998 Faculty Award of Excellence at the Student Interface recognizing his teaching and advising contributions to the chemical engineering department.

Dr. Seames is the director of the Sustainable Energy Research Initiative and Supporting Education (SUNRISE) group and is the state’s Department of Energy EPSCoR program director. He is named on six submitted UND patent applications, including the principal inventor of UND’s biojet fuel technology, one of the University’s first commercially licensed technologies. He has authored over 20 peer-reviewed journal articles plus over 120 public and private reports and other publications. Dr. Seames currently manages a research portfolio of over $4 million.

The Robinson Lecture series began in 1991 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Professor Elwyn B. Robinson's publication, "A History of North Dakota." Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the History faculty. The Lecture, together with the Library’s compilation of a bibliography of faculty and staff publications, is designed to recognize the scholarly and creative accomplishments of the UND community. -- Chester Fritz Library.

Founders Day banquet tickets should be purchased by Feb. 19

Tickets for the 2008 UND Founders Day banquet are now on sale. This year's event will be held Thursday, Feb. 28, in the Alerus Center Ballroom. The pre-banquet social with musical entertainment will begin at 5:45 p.m. with dinner starting at 6:30 p.m.

The annual Founders Day banquet commemorates the founding of UND in 1883, and this year's theme, “From Tradition to Tomorrow,” will focus on the 125th Anniversary of the university. Displays, historic artifacts, and posters will provide an interesting walk through UND’s history. Faculty and staff with 25 years of service to UND will be honored along with retired and retiring faculty and staff with 15 or more years of service to the University. Awards for outstanding teaching, research, service, and advising will be presented to faculty members and departments.

Tickets for the banquet can be purchased through the campus mail until Feb. 19. UND employees have received a flyer describing the Founders Day celebration and the ticket purchase procedure. This information is also available under the Founders Day link at Please use the order form from that flyer to purchase your tickets. Departments may reserve tables by using the order form or by calling the number listed on the flyer. Tables seat 10 guests. Tickets are $20 each, and should be purchased by Tuesday, Feb. 19.

Please call Terri Machart in the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office at 777-2724 if you have questions.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events,, 777-6393

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.

Registration open for 2008 NIH regional seminars

Registration is now open for two NIH regional seminars planned for 2008. Due to the popularity of these seminars, early registration is highly recommended; space is limited.

NIH regional seminars encompass two full days, providing information about the NIH funding process, from opportunity identification and application preparation, through post award administration. Presentations are targeted towards research administrators, new and experienced investigators, post docs and trainees. Opportunities for informal interactions between seminar participants and NIH grants management, program, policy, and review staff are incorporated into the program and such interactions are highly encouraged.

NIH electronic research administration (eRA) computer labs are offered on a day adjacent to the two-day seminar. For 2008, the following eRA lab sessions are offered: administration basics, eRA commons status, financial status report status, X-Train, and eRA commons for PIs and delegates.

The 2008 seminars will be held:

March 25-26 in San Antonio, Texas. This two-day seminar will be hosted by the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. NIH eRA computer labs will be offered Thursday, March 27. For questions regarding registration or logistics, please contact Jane Youngers at (210)567-2340 or via e-mail at Online registration is available on the UTHSCSA - NIH regional seminar web page.

June 19-20 in Chicago, Ill. This two-day seminar will be hosted by the University of Illinois at Chicago. NIH eRA computer labs will be offered Tuesday, June 18. For questions regarding registration or logistics, please contact Jacqueline Berger at (312)413-0075 or via Online registration is available on the UIC - NIH regional seminar web page.

Links to program information and logistics from previous NIH regional seminars are available from the NIH Office of Extramural Research Regional Seminar web site at: ttp://

Questions on program content may be directed to Cynthia Dwyer, 2008 NIH regional seminar coordinator, at (301)594-4493 or
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance,, 701/777-4278

Hammami named acting director of information resources

Nasser Hammami has been named acting director of information resources at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He assumes a portion of the position held by Judith Bruce, who retired in December.

His responsibilities include the overall administration and management of information resources and supervising personnel within the IR units: computer services, medical media, classroom support and information management.

A UND graduate, Hammami earned a bachelor’s degree in biological and chemical sciences in 1994, a master’s degree in biochemistry in 1998, a master’s degree in clinical laboratory science in 2000, and a master’s degree in industrial technology in 2006. An assistant professor, Hammami joined the UND medical school in 1999 as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Pathology. He and his wife, Renae, are the parents of two daughters, Bailey, 9, and Sara, 7. The family resides in Grand Forks.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Admin Secretary, Public Affairs,, 701-777-4305

Nominations due March 1 for Kupchella Award

Nominations for the Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Award are due no later than March 1, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Letters of nomination and supporting materials are due by 5 p.m. Saturday, March 1, in the Office of Public Affairs, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 N. Columbia Road Stop 9037, Grand Forks, ND 58202-9037.

The award recognizes the achievements of individuals and organizations who have worked to improve health and wellness through lowered rates of disease and disability by developing and delivering effective health promotion and prevention initiatives.

Named for the current president of UND, the Kupchella Wellness Award will be presented this spring. This will be the third time the award has been given. Last year's recipients were James Mitchell, chair and Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Clinical Neuroscience at the UND medical school and president of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, and Donald Hensrud, chair of the Division of Preventive, Occupational and Aerospace Medicine and associate professor of preventive medicine and nutrition at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., and an alumnus of the UND medical school.

UND is seeking nominations of individuals and organizations in North Dakota and surrounding states who have contributed significantly to disease prevention and healthful living. Consideration will be given to those who have: made significant contributions in the field of health promotion and disease prevention including the clinical, education and research areas; demonstrated excellence in a function or on a project related to prevention or health promotion; taken initiative, shown innovativeness, persistence, has an impact and/or made a difference in prevention/health promotion to rural Americans.

Projects may address one or more of the goals and focus areas outlined in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services "Healthy People 2010: Understanding and Improving Health" and "Steps to a Healthier US". See or call 800-367-4725 for more information. Areas of special interest are: Promotion of physical activity, reduction of overweight or obesity, reduction or elimination of tobacco use, reduction or elimination of substance abuse, promotion of responsible sexual behavior, reduction or elimination of injury and violence.

The nomination should briefly address the following: Why should this individual (or organization) be considered for this award? What are the key outcomes and achievements of the program, policy, contribution or initiative? Describe the nominee's accomplishments; attach CV (up to three letters of support may be included).

Emphasis will be given to programs that demonstrate creativity and innovation, leadership, sustainability, replicability and effectiveness.

The award recipient will receive a $1,000 cash award and a commemorative plate. A picture of the recipient will be displayed on a plaque in the Student Wellness Center.

The award has been made possible by a gift to the UND Foundation from Manuchair Ebadi, former senior advisor to the president and associate vice president for health affairs and medical research at UND and associate dean for research and program development at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. He retired this past summer.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-4305.

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.

Note Senate Scholarly Activities Committee deadlines

The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) is Friday, Feb. 15. Research/Creative Activity and Publication grant applications, as well as applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered during the fourth (Feb. 15) awards cycle.

The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, May 1. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 2 and Sept. 15, 2008. No other applications will be considered during the fifth (May 1) awards cycle.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500.

Application forms are available at RD&C, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on RD&C’s home page (on UND’s home page under “Research”). A properly signed original and 11 copies of the application must be submitted to RD&C on or prior to the published deadline. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on RD&C’s home page or by calling RD&C at 777-4278.
-- Patrick A. Carr, Ph.D., Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anatomy and Cell Biology,, 701/777-4278

Note external grant proposal guidelines

In order to expedite processing of grant proposals, Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) requests that the following guidelines be followed:

1. The transmittal form, which can be found on the RD&C web page at, should be used for all proposals to external funding agencies.

2. Federal and UND regulations require that Conflict of Interest forms be on file for principal investigators (PI) of proposals submitted to external funding agencies. UND has recently approved a new policy on conflict of interest. The policy and forms can be found at PIs must also submit a “Certification of Filing of Financial Interests Disclosure Statement” to the Division of Research annually, or more frequently if their status changes during the year.

3. In order to ensure that correspondence from granting agencies is received by the Division of Research in a timely manner, regardless of changes in personnel, please use the following e-mail address for Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research, on all external grant proposals:

4. As part of its commitment to research development at UND, the Division of Research frequently provides matching funds for proposals to external funding agencies. In order to properly monitor the amounts and sources of matching funds provided for these proposals, principal investigators requesting matching funds must complete a “Division of Research Matching Funds Request Form,” which can be found on the Division of Research web page at:

This form is to be used when requesting matching funds from the vice president for research or Research Development and Compliance. Please note that matching funds will be provided by only one of these offices. All requests for matching funds should be submitted to Research Development and Compliance.

5. Lead time of no less than three working days prior to the proposal deadline is required for internal processing in Grants and Contracts Administration (GCA) and RD&C. This lead time is especially important at this time due to a significant increase in the number of proposals submitted and awards received, an increase in workload since implementation of ConnectND, an increase in oversight responsibilities concerning federal and state regulations on a variety of issues, and the time required to successfully submit proposals electronically (especially those submitted via

We understand that occasionally this policy cannot be honored, and we will continue to process all proposals as efficiently as possible with the intent of meeting deadlines.

6. Two copies of the proposal in final form must be presented to GCA for processing. One of those copies will be retained in RD&C, the other will be returned to the principal investigator (PI) for submission to the funding agency (i.e., the PI will then not be required to send a copy to RD&C after the proposal is processed). The proposal must not be modified after it is processed through G&C and RD&C.

Following these policies will help UND maintain compliance with state and federal regulations concerning sponsored programs, and allow the Division of Research staff to better assist principal investigators with applications, particularly with electronic submission of proposals. If you have any questions, contact RD&C at 777-2890 or
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance,, 701/777-4278

ATHENA award nominations sought

The ATHENA Award actively supports and celebrates the ATHENA mission of supporting, developing and honoring women leaders, inspiring women to achieve their full potential creating balance in leadership worldwide. The ATHENA Award honors individuals who strive toward the highest levels of personal and professional accomplishment, who excel in their chosen field, devote time and energy to their community in a meaningful way, and forge paths of leadership for other women to follow.

The recipients must meet each of the following three criteria:
* Demonstrate excellence, creativity and initiative in their business or profession
* Provide valuable service to improve the quality of life for others in their community
* Assist women in reaching their full leadership potential

Nominations for the award must be submitted using a nomination form. To access the electronic version, please visit for the local award information or the national information at . You may include two additional pages of supporting documents, i.e. resume, cv, etc. The information submitted should support the award criteria of achievement, leadership and service. Deadline for submission is Sunday, March 16. Please return forms to:
The Chamber
Attn: Regional ATHENA Committee
202 N. Third St.
Grand Forks, ND 58203

A selection committee, consisting of a diverse group of community leaders, will review all nomination forms and select the recipient.

The award will be announced Thursday, April 3 at the Rydell GM Auto Center. Social begins at 5:30 p.m., with the program at 6:30 p.m. Lillian Elsinga, 2007 award recipient, will emcee the program.

Nominations sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors

Nominations are sought for individuals to be considered for recognition as a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor. Included below are the criteria and procedures for the nomination and selection of those to be recognized. Nomination packets are due in the respective dean’s office by Friday, Feb. 29. Nominators must be a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, full professor, or department chair.

1. Demonstrated achievement across research, teaching, and service with significant national or regional recognition in any one of these missions.
2. Significant professional contributions throughout his/her career. However, the basis for selection of Chester Fritz Professors will be heavily weighted toward one’s accomplishments at UND.
3. Recognition by University of North Dakota colleagues as a faculty member who has made a valuable contribution to the quality of UND’s academic programs.
4. Full-time member of the faculty which includes all ranked teaching and research personnel. Department chairs are eligible if he/she is a full-time member of the faculty. (Full-time administrators, e.g., vice-presidents and deans, are not eligible).

Nomination Process
The nomination packet should contain sufficient information for the committee to evaluate the nominee.
1. The nominator(s) must submit a nomination letter by Friday, Feb. 29. Nominator(s) must be a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor, full professor, or department dhair.
2. College deans must second all nominations in writing.
3. Letters of support from other faculty are encouraged.
4. A current curriculum vitae of the nominee must accompany the nomination.
-- Connie Gagelin, Administrative Officer, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost,, 777-2165

Women studies seeks essay contest entries

The women studies program sponsors a contest for the best essays that wholly or in significant part address issues of particular concern to women. Three prizes may be awarded, one for undergraduate research paper, one for creative project, and one for graduate research paper; each prize is up to $100. Essays and projects may be of any length and may come from any discipline. They may be submitted by faculty or directly by the student. Essays or projects should have been created in 2007 (spring, summer, or fall semesters).

Mark entries with class title, date and instructor and include the author’s phone number and address. Please send essays by Friday, Feb. 15, to Wendelin Hume, Women Studies, Box 7113 or bring entries to 133a O’Kelly Hall or 305 O’Kelly Hall. Winners will be announced during spring semester 2008. If you have any questions please call me at 777-4115.
-- Wendelin M. Hume, Director, Women Studies,, 701-777-4115

Changes sought for Code of Student Life

The Code of Student Life includes information and protocols from various departments on campus. If your department has recommendations for changes to the Code of Student Life, please submit these changes before Friday, Feb. 8, to Thank you.
-- Jeffrey Powell, Student Services Officer, Dean of Student Office,, 777-2664

Funding available for assessment retreats

“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.

Funds have been set aside by the VPAA/Provost’s office (funds expiring June 30, 2008) to support departmental retreats; a department may request a maximum of $500. Funding will be available on a first-come, first-served basis for qualifying departments until the available funds are exhausted. However, if requested funding exceeds the dollars available, preference may be given to departments which did not receive retreat grants in 2007. Funds awarded may be used for food (consistent with University guidelines), duplicating, and/or faculty stipends for pre-retreat organization, retreat facilitation, or data analysis.

To apply for retreat funding, please submit a one- or two-page memo that includes a proposed retreat agenda and budget, as well as a narrative description of both. Also include a letter of support from the chair (unless the chair is submitting the proposal). Inquiries or applications should be directed to Joan Hawthorne <> or 777-4684. Proposals will be acted on within two weeks of receipt as long as funding remains available.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, VPAA/Provost,, 7-4684

Faculty awarded public scholarship funds

The Center for Community Engagement has announced funding awards to support four faculty and community research collaborations that will benefit Grand Forks and the region.

The newly funded projects will explore tourism resources in the Red River Valley, develop community-university research opportunities through a forum to be held in April, create an economic impact model for farmers’ markets in rural North Dakota, and study the possible role of radon and other factors in the development of multiple sclerosis, according to center director Lana Rakow.

This is the fourth year the Center has provided funding for research partnerships through its public scholarship program, made possible with support from the UND Office of the Vice President for Research. This year’s proposals were reviewed by a committee made up of Carenlee Barkdull (social work), Matsimela Diop (multicultural student services), Douglas Marshall (aviation), Sandi Marshall (Development Homes, Inc.), Marcia Mikulak (anthropology), and Kimberly Powell (honors).

Proposed projects must involve a community partner in the design and produce results of benefit to the public. The funded projects are as follows:

• “Rural Tourism Resource Inventory for the Red River RC&D,” is a project with the Red River Resource Conservation and Development Council, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and UND faculty members Tim Schroeder (recreation and leisure services and counseling psychology and community services) and Brad Rundquist (geography). The project was awarded $3,165 and will inventory tourism resources in the counties served by the Council.

• “Expanding the ‘Public’ Dimension of Public Scholarship: A Community-University Forum and On-Going Dialogue,” is the second stage of a three-stage initiative with the Grand Forks Housing Authority and Grand Forks Homes, Inc.; Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region; United Way of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Area; the North Valley Arts Council; and UND faculty Greg Gagnon (Indian studies), Rodney Hanley (Earth systems science and policy), and communication doctoral candidate Diana Nastasia. The project was awarded $4,620 and will generate collaborative knowledge through a campus-community forum.

• “Town Square Farmers’ Market: A Demonstration Project in Assessing Economic Impact,” is a project with the Grand Forks Town Square Farmer’s Market, the North Dakota Farmers’ Market Growers Association, and UND faculty Steven LeMire (educational foundations and research) and Curtis Stofferahn (sociology). The project received $4,715 and will create a model of the economic impact of the Grand Forks Farmers’ Market with the potential for assessing other markets in North Dakota.

• “Environmental Radon Exposure and Multiple Sclerosis,” is the second stage of a project with the Grand Forks Red River Valley Multiple Sclerosis Education and Support Group and UND faculty members Glenn Lykken (physics), David Marshall (English), and Berislav Momcilovic (physics). The project received $7,500 in funding and will collect and analyze information from area individuals with multiple sclerosis.
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement,, 7-2287

Motorpool rate changes effective Feb. 1

The following rental rates were effective Feb. 1 per the North Dakota State Fleet.

VEHICLE TYPE - UND rate per mile/hour
Sedan - $0.293
Minivan - seven passenger - $0.413
Van, 12 and 15 passenger - $0.573
Compact 4x4 SUV - $0.493
Suburban, five passenger - $0.473
Suburban, nine passenger - $0.573
Compact 4x4 pickup - $0.473
Cargo van-full size - $0.573
Mini cargo van - $0.473
Handicapped van-six seats - $38.230 - one wheelchair
-- Mary L. Metcalf, Manager, Transportation,, 777-4123

2007 CIRP survey now available online

New entering freshmen were invited to participate in the 2007 Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) survey. While attending Getting Started during the summer of 2007, 1,125 students (61 percent of the total entering freshman class) completed the 42-item survey along with 18 UND-supplied questions. The results of the survey are now posted to the web at .
The CIRP survey has been conducted at UND nearly 40 times. The last survey was administered in the summer of 2005.

The CIRP survey is designed to assess the demographic characteristics, past experiences, current opinions, as well as the aspirations of new incoming freshmen. UND responses can be compared to freshmen responses from national public institutions. Some of the findings from the survey are:

 The top five reasons noted as very important in deciding to attend UND were
o this college has a very good academic reputation (UND 64.8 percent; national 66.8 percent),
o this college’s graduates get good jobs (UND 53.5 percent; national 53.7 percent),
o this college has a good reputation for its social activities (UND 38.9 percent; national 41.6 percent),
o the cost of attending this college (UND 31.7 percent; national 36.2 percent),
o I wanted to go to a school about the size of this college (UND 29.4 percent; national 29.0 percent).

 A larger percentage (57.3 percent) of UND freshmen report having some concerns about their ability to finance their college education, than the national group (51.2 percent).

 About two-thirds (67.1 percent) of UND’s new freshmen respondents stated that their permanent home was over 100 miles away from the University, in contrast to a smaller percentage (48.3 percent) of national freshmen. A large majority (85.8 percent) of UND freshmen respondents plan to live in the college dormitory, compared to 83.3 percent of national group.

 UND freshmen report that their parental involvement was at the right amount; the UND freshmen’ rates were higher than freshmen at the national level.

 Nearly half (48.4 percent) of the respondents report that their average high school grades were A-, A, or A+; nationally, 55.4 percent of the freshmen report “A” grades. When asked if any special tutoring/remedial work was needed, UND freshmen responded at the following rates: mathematics 25.9 percent, science 13.8 percent, and writing 10.6 percent.

 46.3 percent of UND freshmen report spending between one to five hours per week on online social networks such as MySpace and FaceBook, compared to 50.6 percent nationally.

For questions about this survey, please contact Carmen Williams (Institutional Research) at 777-2456.
-- Carmen Williams, Director, Institutional Research,, 7-4358

Institutional research briefs now available online

The latest issue of the Institutional Research office newsletter is available online at

Two items highlighted in this issue:
 The UND student experience from the 2007 National Survey of Student Engagement (NSSE). The three areas highlighted are 1) what students are saying about their UND experience, 2) how UND student responses compare to peer data in high-impact educational practices, and 3) how UND compares on the NSSE-developed benchmarks. To view the complete NSSE survey report online, see

 The UND Fact Book has a new look. To view the fact book directly, go to

-- Carmen Williams, Director, Institutional Research,, 7-4358

Note personal long-distance telephone call policy

I would like to remind the faculty and staff that the UND long distance telephone and cellular telephone services are to be used only for conducting University business. The policy states that use of the University of North Dakota long distance networks for personal calls or non-university business may result in disciplinary action, termination of employment and/or personal liability. State and federal regulations also do not permit this type of activity even if the employee reimburses the University.

Use of the incoming toll-free 1-800 CALLUND line is for the recruiting, advising and assisting students. The toll-free line should not be used for long distance calls to the campus by anyone for any other purpose.

On the UND campus, long-distance calling cards for personal use can be purchased either at Wilkerson, the Memorial Union or the University Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Many retail establishments located off-campus also sell long-distance calling cards.

-- Robert Gallager, vice president for finance and operations.

Dakota Science Center seeks items for recycling

Dakota Science Center is recycling ink cartridges, laser cartridges, cellular phones, pdaʼs, iPodʼs, dvd movies, video systems and games, and digital cameras for two reasons. We are trying to preserve our environment by keeping these harmful items out of landfills, and secondly, to raise money for our non-profit organization. You can help by dropping your cartridges and electronics in our drop box at 1701 Cherry St. -- Laura Munski, - 701-772-8207, executive director, Dakota Science Center.

Note international call information

International calls placed with UND authorization codes that terminate on international cellular telephones are now charged at a higher rate than standard internationl calls. This is due to foreign telephone providers who charge surcharges to terminate these calls on cellular phones. As of Jan. 26, 2008, the surcharge for international calls made to international cellular telephones will be passed along to the caller on a journal entry at least one month later. A detailed memo with examples has been sent to the telephone counselors.
-- Jan Laventure, Telecommunications Analyst, Telecommunications / ITSS,, 701-777-4720

Friday, Feb. 15, is a special Denim Day

A special Denim Day Friday, Feb. 15, will support the Grand Forks Breast Cancer Coalition. Founded in 1995, the coalition provides mammograms for women between the ages of 40-50 who have no health insurance or cannot afford to pay for a mammogram. Women who meet certain financial criteria pay only $5 for their mammogram.

Pay your dollars to your Denim Day coordinator, enjoy going casual, and know your funds are going to a good cause.

Need more buttons? Call me and I'll send them out to you.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services,, 777-3791

International Programs newsletter available online

The latest issue of the International Programs newsletter, "Building Bridges," is available online at
Featured this month:
* Feast of Nations
* Study Abroad Fair
* Faculty-led programs
* New Spanish language summer program
* Cultural nights
* Advising notes
-- Ray Lagasse, Director, International Programs,, 777-2938

Drive-thru coffee available at Stomping Grounds University Place

Did you know Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop has a second location on the first floor of University Place? Get your morning coffee by using the easily accessible drive-thru off Stanford Road. Find the same great specialty coffee drinks, Big Trains, gourmet hot chocolate, cider, and Seattle’s Best coffee. Muffins, cookies, bagels and a wide variety of snacks, including take-and bake-cookie dough and pizza, are also available.

The drive-thru opens at 7 a.m. Monday through Friday, and 10 a.m. on weekends. Short-term parking is available on Stanford Road.
-- Jeff St. Michel, Assistant Director of Retail Dining, Dining Services,, 777-3823

February is American Heart Month

The No. 1 killer of women and men in North Dakota, heart disease, is largely preventable. No matter what you age or where you feel you are in your life, the best time to take action and get heart healthy is always right now.

Take Action
• Know your numbers. Track your blood pressure, cholesterol, glucose, and weight and keep them in a healthy range.
• Know your risk! Take the Go Red For Women Heart checkup at to find out your 10-year risk for heart disease. It is not enough to be aware of the risk factors associated with heart disease. Take action to prevent it. Visit your healthcare provider to discuss your findings. This online tool is free.
• Attend a local Go Red Event. Learn more about heart health by attending a free local Go Red For Women event. For more information on events in your area, visit and click on events.
• Lower your numbers.
-- Learn about cholesterol and how to manage it at
-- Learn more about controlling your blood pressure at
• Cook heart-healthy. A healthy lifestyle should be delicious, check out recipes at

Love your heart with the choices you make everyday! The choices you make do make a difference.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Assistant Director for Work Well, Wellness Center,, 701.777.0210

Element Spa offers Valentine's Day special

Save $20 when you purchase two one-hour massage or reflexology gift certificates, Feb. 4-14 (not valid with any other discount or coupon).

Your body is the most important thing you will ever possess. Make the time to take care of it. To purchase gift certificates or schedule massage or reflexology appointments, contact Bridget Hoffman at the Wellness Center, 701-789-1203 or e-mail Bridget Hoffman is a graduate of the University of North Dakota and the Sister Rosalind Gefre School of Professional Massage. She has been a licensed massage therapist and licensed reflexologist since 2003.
-- Bridet Hoffman, licensed massage therapist and licensed reflexologist , Wellness Center,, 701-789-1203

Wellness Center invites alumni to join

The Student Wellness Center is extending a membership invitation to members of the UND Alumni Foundation. The opportunity affords UND alumni and friends another way to stay connected to the University family.

The alumni membership will directly support Team Wellness, the Wellness Center’s student employee development program, through professional development and certifications for students. With the support of Team Wellness, students gain invaluable on-the-job experience and on-going training with direct application to lessons and concepts learned in the classroom. Alumni members will discover a healthy and cohesive environment and connect with various students, faculty, staff, and other alumni, all of whom are devoted to “…enhancing the campus climate and enriching the quality of life…by embracing all dimensions of wellness.”

“We truly value our alumni – we can learn a lot from them. To be able to rub shoulders with our alumni is definitely a wealth of untapped opportunity,” said Vanessa Langlie, a Wellness Center employee .

Laurie Betting, associate vice president for wellness, said “The students will benefit the most from this. We define wellness as an ongoing process to reach our full potential as human beings, personally and in relation to our families, our community, and the world around us. It’s the perfect way, and the perfect place, to build bridges and make connections.”

Up to 200 current UND Alumni Foundation members who give an annual gift of $100 or more to the UND Student Wellness Center are eligible to purchase this membership for $55 per month. This new membership category begins March 1. For details or questions regarding this opportunity, please contact the Wellness Membership Services office at 777-0217. Membership hours are 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday.

The UND Student Wellness Center is a cutting edge operation that seeks to enhance lifestyles for a lifetime through a seven dimensional approach to wellness. This multimillion-dollar facility offers unique opportunities for student to embrace all dimensions of wellness and enrich their quality of life. To learn more about the Student Wellness Center, contact Amanda Bentow, associate director of strategic development at 777-0486.

Expectant Family Program seeks volunteers

The Expectant Family Program in the Nursing Center has been in existence for 40 years, providing service to approximately 100 families per year. The purpose of the program is to provide pregnancy educational support to expectant families through nursing student visits. Students may make home visits and provide services or education such as: listening to the baby’s heartbeat, addressing concerns related to labor and delivery, help in preparing a sibling for a new family member, etc.

Call 777-4540 today for a brochure and/or to participate in this informative program.
-- Patty Vari, Clinical Associate Professor, Nursing,, 701-777-4540

Fundraiser recipient issues thanks

Thank you to all UND faculty, staff, and students who supported the Indian Taco fundraiser held for me Wednesday, Jan. 23, at the American Indian Student Services building. The fund raiser was an amazing success despite the cold; we sold out by 1:30 p.m. Your generosity to help me with medical expenses is greatly appreciated by myself and my family. I thank the team who organized and carried the event through from all the cooking, prepping, making the fry bread, taking orders, and making deliveries. Thank you, thank you. -- Colleen Clauthier, administrative secretary, INMED program.

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: PeopleSoft Technical Security Specialist, HECN-Application Systems Development, #08-216
DEADLINE: (I) 2/11/2008
SALARY: $32,000+/year

POSITION: Research Scientist, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #08-215
DEADLINE: (I) 2/11/2008
SALARY: $50,000+/year

POSITION: Research Specialist, Pharmacology Physiology & Therapeutics, #08-214
DEADLINE: (I) 2/08/2008
SALARY: $30,000+/year

POSITION: Research Specialist, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #08-213
DEADLINE: (I) 2/08/2008
SALARY: $45,000+/year

POSITION: Instructional Designer, Continuing Education, #08-210
DEADLINE: (I) 2/07/2008
SALARY: $35,000+/year


POSITION: Research Information Associate/PCOR, Energy and Environmental Research Center, #08-211
DEADLINE: (I) 2/07/2008
SALARY: $12.98+/hour

OFFICE SUPPORT: No openings.


POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, Wednesday - Sunday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities, #08-221
DEADLINE: (I) 2/12/2008
SALARY: $17,680+/year

POSITION: Building Services Technician/ROVER (Custodial, Sunday - Friday, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), Facilities, #08-220
DEADLINE: (I) 2/12/2008
SALARY: $17,680+/year

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, Sunday - Friday, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), Facilities, #08-219
DEADLINE: (I) 2/12/2008
SALARY: $17,680+/year

POSITION: Facilities Maintenance Coordinator, Energy & Environmental Research Center #08-197
DEADLINE: (I) 2/07/2008
SALARY: $36,000+/year


PeopleSoft Tech Security Specialist

Wayne Swisher elected CAA chair

Swisher named accreditation chair for national association

Wayne Swisher, associate dean of the graduate school and associate professor of communication sciences and disorders, has been elected chair for the Council on Academic Accreditation of the American Speech Language and Hearing Association. The CAA is the only accrediting agency for audiology and speech-language pathology education programs recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation to accredit and pre-accredit master’s and entry level doctoral education programs in audiology and speech-language pathology throughout the United States.

Swisher was elected to the CAA in 2004 for a four-year term. In November 2006, he was voted chair-elect for 2007 and chair in 2008. There are 252 institutions of higher education in the nation that sponsor CAA-accredited or candidate programs.

Jeffrey Stamp wins national academic award

The SUNRISE research group congratulates SUNRISE faculty member Jeffrey Stamp, assistant professor and endowed chair of entrepreneurship for his selection by the Acton Foundation for their highest national honor, the "Excellence in Entrepreneurship Education Award." Dr. Stamp studies the entrepreneurial aspects of renewable energy technology commercialization.
-- Wayne Seames, Director, SUNRISE,, 7-2958

Medical students learn about rural health care

For the first time, medical students from the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will study and train with practicing physicians in Dickinson through the Rural Opportunities in Medical Education (ROME) program beginning next month.

The ROME program is an interdisciplinary experience in a rural primary care setting that allows students to live and train under the supervision of physician-instructors in communities throughout North Dakota. Generally, the ROME program places two students in each community. Other communities involved in the ROME program are Devils Lake, Hettinger, Jamestown and Williston.

Third-year medical students Shaina Dockter and Mark Longmuir will be taking their training in Dickinson under the supervision of Dr. Kamille Sherman at the Dickinson Clinic and Dr. Heather Hughes at the Great Plains Clinic. Sherman and Hughes are clinical assistant professors of family and community medicine at the UND medical school and graduates of the school.

The students, whose experience begins Feb. 4 and continues through June 18, will learn about problems commonly encountered in primary care, from routine health maintenance to medical emergencies and rare or unusual diagnoses, according to Dr. Roger Schauer, ROME program director and associate professor of family and community medicine at the UND medical school. Teaching physicians are board-certified in family medicine, surgery, internal medicine, pediatrics and obstetrics-gynecology, as well as subspecialists who serve that community.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Admin Secretary, Public Affairs,, 701-777-4305

Remembering Frederick Oldroyd Sr.

Frederick R. Oldroyd Sr., retired toolroom manager, Aerospace, died Feb. 1 in Altru Hospital. He was 66.

Oldroyd, son of Frederick and Fredda M. (Price) Oldroyd, was born Oct. 1, 1941 in Bethayres, Pa. He was raised and educated in Southampton, Pa. Upon the completion of his education, he entered the United States Air Force on Nov. 4, 1960 at Philadelphia, a. He was stationed in Korea and Ben Hou Air Force Base in Viet Nam. Transferring to the Grand Forks Air Force Base in September 1976, he worked as a base vehicle mechanic and technician supervisor with the 321 Transportation Squadron (SAC).

Oldroyd married Linda Thelma Neal May 8, 1965 in Atlantic Methodist Church in North Quincy, Mass. He retired from the Air Force with the rank of technical sergeant and was honorably discharged from military service on June 30, 1982 at Grand Forks. Following his retirement, Frederick and Linda continued to reside in Grand Forks. He was employed with Allied Van Lines and Hoffert Motor Service, and the maintenance department at UND. Later he was employed as the manager of the toolroom in Aerospace Sciences, retiring in 2007.

Oldroyd was a member of the American Legion, Post 157 of East Grand Forks. He enjoyed wood working and gardening.

He is survived by his wife Linda; a son, Frederick Oldroyd Jr., Fargo, N.D.; a daughter, Stephanie (Michael) Wright, Chocktaw, Okla.; a sister, Janet (Jim) Price, East Stroudsberg, Pa.; a sister-in-law, Jennifer (Bruce) Rich, Wakefield, N.H.; and three grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Edwin and John.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to the USO, the Salvation Army or the American Red Cross.

A memorial service was held Monday.