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ISSUE: Volume 45, Number 1: August 22, 2007

Top Stories
Photo on the Green now online
University Place opens Thursday
Events to Note
Akyuz presents atmospheric sciences seminar
OLLI at UND to hold fall open house
Tobacco cessation classes begin Aug. 28
Aerospace book launch champagne reception is Sept. 5
Bureau of Business & Economic Research releases forecast report
President's Leadership Program accepting applications
International scholar named chair of PXW
SSAC announces application deadline dates
Note external grant proposal guidelines
General education courses now listed electronically
Research Development and Compliance returns to 105/106 Twamley Hall
Note Social Security, birth date masking
Purchasing lists policies, procedures
Labor Day hours listed for Law Library
Note parking information
U2 lists workshops
Fall yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center
How do you live? What you wear makes a difference!
25 percent off the coolest sweats you can't live without!
Subway in Johnstone/Fulton Hall will stay closed
Ray Richards Golf Course lists fall specials
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Nursing receives two grants
Mohr appointed to physical therapy accreditation commission
Fargo physicians assume new roles
In Remembrance
Remembering Dorothy Mitchell
Photo on the Green now online

Thank you for participating in the Photo on the Green! It was a great success due to your willingness to be part of such a wonderful event. We looked great! It is online at, or you can click directly on

1. We do not know when it will air on Good Morning America, but as soon as we do, we'll send out an announcement. It will be part of the show's "Back to School" theme.

2. Free, downloadable high resolution copies of the photo will be available online within the next couple of days.

3. If you would like large posters of the Photo on the Green, they will be available for purchase later this week at Sign & Design in the Memorial Union.

4. Smaller (approximately 11" x 14") posters of the photo with a schedule of the 125th Anniversary events on the back will be created and distributed for free later in the semester. The posters will be distributed to all faculty, staff, and students living in the residence halls. Limited quantities of the posters will also be available for pickup in the Memorial Union and at Barnes & Noble.

5. The video spots are being worked on, and they will be shared with everyone in the next month or so.

Again, thank you for participating. It was a great day!

University Place opens Thursday

University Place, a premier apartment-style student housing facility, is now open. Located on University Avenue between Stanford Road and State Street, this unique housing facility marks the next chapter in UND’s commitment to providing quality living and learning experiences for students.

Designed by JLG Architects of Grand Forks and SCB Architects of Chicago, the four-story, 108,657 square foot replacement housing complex responds to the growing trend for amenities and more personal space in student housing. The apartment-style residence is home to 270 students and offers furnished living rooms, bedrooms and a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Each unit houses four students with either single or double occupancy bedrooms. The first floor emporium features a coffee shop for the campus community with drive-thru access and meeting rooms.

UND recognizes the benefits of designing an environmentally sound residential building and continued a commitment throughout construction to build an earth-friendly, LEEDS® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified building. UND has taken steps to recycle demolished material and will strive to achieve national standards in energy efficiencies and promote pedestrian use with walkways. If achieved, this student housing building will be the first LEEDS® certified building in North Dakota.

University Place is the first new housing facility since the completion of Swanson Hall in 1985.
-- Judy Sargent, Director, Residence Services,, 777-4251

Akyuz presents atmospheric sciences seminar

Adnan Akyuz, North Dakota state climatologist and director of NDSCO, will present a seminar at 3 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 23, in 264 Clifford Hall. Akyuz will present an overview of the activities and functions of the North Dakota State Climate Office (NDSCO) and the North Dakota Agricultural Weather Network Center. The seminar is free and open to faculty, staff and students.

The North Dakota State Climate Office (NDSCO) is located within the department of Soil Science, College of Agriculture, Food Systems and Natural Resources of North Dakota State University. NDSCO provides public access to climate and weather data, conducts research and data analysis, and provides public education to increase awareness of climate and weather events.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

OLLI at UND to hold fall open house

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI @ UND) and the Division of Continuing Education will hold their fall open house Tuesday, Aug. 28, from 4 to 6 p.m., for individuals 55 years young and better who are interested in educational, noncredit classes that will be offered on the UND campus. The open house will take place at 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator, with a short presentation beginning at 5 p.m.

Attendees will learn about the new courses designed for mature, lifelong learners as well as meet and greet the instructors. They can also sign up to become an OLLI member, register for the fall classes, door prizes and enjoy complimentary refreshments.

If you or someone you know loves learning, growing, and making new friends, please stop by and visit with us. Call 777-4840 for more information.
-- Connie Hodgson, Program Specialist, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute,, 701-777-4840

Tobacco cessation classes begin Aug. 28

It’s time to save your life!

After your last cigarette…
In 20 minutes, your heart rate drops.
In 12 hours, carbon monoxide levels return to normal.
In 2 to 3 weeks, lung function improves.
In 2 weeks to 3 months, heart attack risk drops.
In 1 to 9 months, coughing and shortness of breath decrease.
In 1 year, heart disease risk is reduced.
In 5 years, stroke risk is reduced.
In 10 years, cancer risk is reduced.
In 15 years, heart disease risk is similar to a nonsmoker’s.

Your time to quit is today! To help, the UND Work Well program is offering a free eight-week tobacco cessation class. Classes start Tuesday, Aug. 28, at 11:30 a.m. in the Wellness Center classroom.

To attend please contact Theresa Knox, Grand Forks Public Health, at (701) 787-8140 or

For more information on tobacco cessation, visit UND Student Health Promotions at or call 777-2097.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center,, 777-0210

Aerospace book launch champagne reception is Sept. 5

A UND Aerospace champagne reception celebrating the publication of "Flight of the Odegard" by Patrick A. McGuire is set for Wednesday, Sept. 5, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., with a program at 7 p.m. at the Alerus Center Ballroom. Featured Speakers will be Sen. Byron Dorgan (recorded video) and Dean Bruce Smith. Please RSVP to Chris Naas at 777-3715 or e-mail by Friday, Aug. 31. Book signing will be available. Dress is business attire. -- Odegard School.

Bureau of Business & Economic Research releases forecast report

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research (BBER) has released the inaugural quarterly forecast report, making available predictions about economic growth and other measures for the United States, North Dakota, and Grand Forks and Fargo local areas.

“It is BBER’s hope that our forecast will be used as a guide by policy authorities at the local and state level,” said David Flynn, BBER director. “The report details good or strong growth in Fargo and Grand Forks for the current year and the next two, as well as good regional growth over the same time period.”

Among other highlights in the report:

The local area forecast predicts large gains for Fargo and Grand Forks nonfarm personal income that moderate significantly after 2008. Unemployment rates in Grand Forks and Fargo will be slightly higher than in 2006 over the next three years, but still well below the U.S. unemployment rate. A copy of the quarterly forecast report is available at .

The Bureau of Business and Economic Research conducts forecasts of business and economic conditions and studies other issues of importance to the businesses and economy of North Dakota and the region. The Bureau is located in the Department of Economics, College of Business and Public Administration.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

President's Leadership Program accepting applications

Applications are now being accepted for the 2007-08 Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar. Sponsored by the president and PAC-W, this program is designed for full-time faculty and staff interested in gaining a broader view of leadership in higher education. Six individuals will be selected to participate. The program is open to both men and women, though special emphasis is placed on the importance of developing women for professional leadership roles within the University. The program runs from October 2007 to May 2008 and includes participation in a monthly seminar, attendance at one national higher education conference, and one meeting of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Participants will also be expected to organize a campus forum on a higher education topic of their choosing. Each participant will receive a $250 stipend plus travel and conference expenses. Applications are available from and are due back by Friday, Sept. 14.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs,, 7-4824

International scholar named chair of PXW

New leadership and a new vision will direct the Department of Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness (PXW). Dennis Caine is the new chair and professor of the department within the College of Education and Human Development.

“I am very pleased that Dr. Caine has joined our faculty and will be the chair of the Department of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Wellness,” said Dan Rice, dean of the College of Education and Human Development. “He is a very strong scholar with an international reputation, an excellent record of accomplishments, and is a solid teacher and advisor. He is exactly the kind of leader we need at this important time in our history as a university.”

Before coming to UND, Caine was a professor in the Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation at Western Washington University in Bellingham, Wash. His research and writing, much of it on pediatric sports injuries and the effects of training on growth, resulted from his collaboration in several longitudinal growth and injury epidemiology studies. In addition to serving on the Editorial Review Board for the British Journal of Sports Medicine, Dennis has also served on Editorial Review Boards for the Clinical Journal of Sport Medicine and The Physician and Sportsmedicine.

“I feel that this is an extremely exciting time for the department,” said Caine, “because now, more than ever, there is a growing public awareness of the importance of our discipline to population health (e.g., osteoporosis, obesity prevention).”

Caine has earned an international reputation for his scholarly work. In March of 2007 he accepted an invitation from the International Olympic Committee to become senior co-editor of a volume in the series Encyclopaedia of Sports Medicine, on the topic of epidemiology of injury in Olympic sports. In October, Caine will be a keynote speaker at “be active ‘07” as part of the Fifth National Sports Injury Prevention Conference for the 2007 Australian Conference of Science and Medicine in Sport in Adelaide, Australia. “be active ‘07” is a unique event, combining four conferences focusing on the promotion of injury prevention, sports medicine and science and physical activity. The event is interdisciplinary, and its purpose is to promote knowledge and practice in sports science, sports medicine and other disciplines by providing an interactive and interdisciplinary educational forum of the highest standard to enhance the participation, performance and well-being of Australians engaged in sport and physical activity.

“The campus is rich with opportunities for new interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborative research initiatives, such as PXW with Medicine and Health Sciences, Aerospace Sciences, Nursing, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, Psychology, Wellness Center, etc.,” said Caine.

Caine was born in Winnipeg, Canada, and received his undergraduate degrees in physical education and education from the University of Manitoba. He also holds a master’s degree in education from the University of British Columbia and a Ph.D. in human growth and development and a graduate certificate in gerontology from the University of Oregon.

Caine and his wife, Caroline, will reside in Grand Forks and are looking forward to becoming part of the local community. Caroline will be teaching ballet and jazz dance classes in the Department of Theatre Arts at UND. -- College of Education and Human Development.

SSAC announces application deadline dates

Monday, Sept. 17, is the first deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC). The committee will consider requests from faculty members to support travel associated with the presentation of scholarly papers. Travel requests will be considered only for travel to be completed between Sept. 18, 2007, and Jan. 15, 2008. The committee will not provide funds for travel already completed. However, awards can be made contingent on receipt of a letter of acceptance from the meeting at which a paper is to be presented or a program listing the applicant among the presenters. Therefore, if you will be traveling during the specified dates, but do not yet have a letter of acceptance, please do submit your application at this time. If an award is made, it will be set up for you after you submit proper evidence of acceptance for presentation. No other applications will be considered.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to limited funding available for Senate Scholarly Activities Committee awards at this time, the committee may make awards based on the following criteria: official notice of presentation, number of SSAC awards previously received by the applicant, and years at UND (new faculty and first-time applicants are given priority).

The second deadline for submission of applications is Monday, Oct. 15. Only research/creative activity or publication applications will be considered.

The third deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2008. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan. 16 and May 1, 2008. No other applications will be considered.

The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Friday, Feb. 15, 2008. Research/creative activity and publication grant applications as well as applications for new faculty scholar awards will be considered. No travel applications will be considered.

Wednesday, May 1, 2008, is the final deadline for submission of travel grant applications. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 2 and Sept. 15, 2008. No other applications will be considered.

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 awards 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. The committee receives requests for funding that far exceed funds available for awards; therefore, please prepare your application carefully.

Application forms are available at Research Development and Compliance (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 prior to or on 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.
-- B. P. Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee,, 701/777-3844

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 webpage 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 & 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, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance,, 701/777-4278

General education courses now listed electronically

As was announced at the April 5 meeting of the University Senate, the current list of approved general education courses is no longer listed in the academic catalog. The list of courses approved for the current year can be found at:

This link currently contains courses approved for the 2007-2008 academic year, as well as courses from the 1997-2007 academic years. An archive of courses approved for at least the six previous academic years will be maintained on the site for reference by instructors, advisors, and students.

The list of approved courses for the upcoming academic year is finalized by the General Education Requirements (GER) Committee at the end of the preceding spring semester. The list is updated on a yearly basis based on the validation and revalidation requests processed by the GER committee.

The move to an electronic format allows an accurate, up-to-date, publicly available list of general education courses to be maintained without the constraints of the two-plus-year catalog cycle. It also facilitates the implementation of any changes in the general education program by the GER committee itself, or affiliated groups such as the General Education Task Force.
-- Matthew Cavalli, Assistant Professor, Mechanical Engineering,, 777-4389

Research Development and Compliance returns to 105/106 Twamley Hall

Barry Milavetz, Shirley Griffin, and Jennifer Lessard are now located in 105 Twamley Hall. Questions/documents pertaining to external grants, as well as those pertaining to faculty research seed money, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC), or research development and compliance proposals/awards should be brought to Room 105.

Renee Carlson, IRB coordinator, and the IRB administrative secretary are now located in Room 106. Questions/proposals for the Institutional Review Board (IRB)/Institutional Biosafety Committee (IBC) should be brought to Room 106.
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance,, 701/777-4278

Note Social Security, birth date masking

We have implemented Social Security number and birth date masking within the Campus Connection system. Depending on your access, you may no longer see the Social Security number. Similarly, depending on your access, you may no longer see the birth date, or you may only see partial Social Security number and birth date.

This change was implemented in response to a state audit and as part of an initiative to further insure confidentiality of personal information. The change was effective Aug. 10, at 5 p.m. As always, if you have questions or encounter problems, please contact your Campus Access Control Officer Kayla Hotvedt at .

Purchasing lists policies, procedures

A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the Purchasing Office. A copy may be requested from Purchasing at 7-2681 or by using the web address:

When obtaining quotes for Gateway, please go to the ITSS (Information Technology Systems & Services) web site.

The UND Conflict of Interest policy requires all employees who currently have a business interest in a business entity, or whose spouse, child, sibling, parent, or relative-in-law has a business interest in a business entity that currently does business with the University, or could potentially do business with the University, must complete the “Notification of Business Interest” form and submit it to the Purchasing Office.

Departments should disregard/destroy any credit card offers from vendors (Example: Target, MilesOne Business Platinum Visa, Sears, and Lowes Home Improvement Stores). Department personnel are not authorized to enter into any credit card agreements that are not administered by UND. UND only supports the MasterCard purchasing card and the Visa travel card.

To obtain a purchasing card:
▪ Contact Janelle McGarry, Purchasing 7-3881
▪ Submit the Purchasing Card Application Form (located at select “Forms”) to Purchasing
▪ Attend a required training session prior to receiving your purchasing cCard

Any concerns or questions can be directed to me.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing,, 777-2681

Labor Day hours listed for Law Library

Labor Day hours for the Law Library follow: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 1-2, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 3, 1 to 5 p.m. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 4.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library,, 7-3482

Note parking information

As of Tuesday, Aug. 21, bags were removed from meters throughout campus and the meters returned to pay as you park. The Twamley meters are the one exception, as they will remain covered through Friday, Aug. 24.

Currently vehicles parked in no parking zones, vehicles which take more than one space, vehicles parking in service vehicle, reserved parking spaces or accessible spaces without appropriate permits, and vehicles violating time zone limitations will be ticketed.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 27, enforcement will begin in A zone parking lots. For additional information, please call the UND Parking Office at 777-3551. — Parking.

U2 lists workshops

Below are the U2 workshops for Aug. 23 through Sept. 5. Visit our web site for more.

Data Protection and Privacy
Aug. 23, 2 to 4 p.m.
This workshop will introduce secure practices for handling and storing sensitive University and personal data. Topics will include:
• Practices and configurations for securing your operating system, web browser, e-mail, and other software applications.
• Protecting your personal information online.
• Must have security software for your computer.
• Encrypting sensitive data.
Presenter: Brad Miller, IT security officer.

Duplicating Procedures
Aug. 29, 9 to 10 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
Come and learn more about what is offered at Duplicating Services, and also about the process of online job submission and how to create PDF’s. Presenters: Shawn Leake and Sherry Metzger.

Access XP: Beginning
Sept. 4, 5, and 6, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. (nine hours total)
Prerequisite: basic understanding of computers, mouse and file saving/retrieval skills. Introduces Access and relational databases. Learn to create a database, work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish relationships.

Employee Privacy and the Law
Sept. 4, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
How far can an employer go in making decisions on issues related to privacy in the workplace? Presenter: Desi Sporbert.

Records Retention and e-Mail
Sept. 4, 9 to 10 a.m., Medora Room, Memorial Union

Learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, UND policy and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Adobe Photoshop (Beginning)
Sept. 4 and 5, noon to 3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
Attendees will learn all the basics about Photoshop, as well as many intermediate and advanced tips. Attendees will receive hands-on instruction in the different aspects of Photoshop. Tutorials will cover editing digital images, creating collages of images, experimenting with filters and effects, and using Photoshop to create projects for print. Attendees are asked to bring a digital camera with a memory card if they have one. If not, one will be available to use. Presenter: Brian Barclay.
-- Sara Satter, U2 Program Assistant, Continuing Education,, 777-2128

Fall yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center

Yoga classes begin on Tuesday and Thursday, Sept. 4, and 6, at the Lotus Meditation Center. Both classes meet from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and will continue for a eight-week session. Fees are $65 for one class per week or $95 for two. Drop-in fees are $10. Contact Dyan Rey at 772-8840 for more information.
-- Dyan Rey, Lecturer, Visual Arts,, 701 7728840

How do you live? What you wear makes a difference!

Stop in and see our new clothing line at Barnes & Noble at UND that promotes sustainable development in Africa. EDUN is a socially-conscious clothing company launched in apring 2005 by Ali Hewson and Bono with New York clothing designer Rogan Gregory.

EDUN's primary goals are to create beautiful clothes using ethical conditions and to help create long-term sustainable employment in the developing world, particularly sub-Saharan Africa. Stop at Barnes & Noble at UND and ask a bookseller to show you our new line.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND,, 777-2103

25 percent off the coolest sweats you can't live without!

All Jansport men's and women's fleece styles are 25 percent off for bookrush at the University Bookstore, Barnes & Noble. Also on sale are the Red Shirt authentic vintage style for retro hipsters. Stop in early for best selection. Sale dates run through Monday, Aug. 27.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND,, 777-2103

Subway in Johnstone/Fulton Hall will stay closed

Throughout the summer UND officials conducted negotiations to purchase the Subway franchise located on campus. At this time, an agreement has not been reached and the Subway operation located in the Johnstone/Fulton residence hall will not re-open. UND officials had hoped to come to a mutual agreement to keep Subway on campus. If an agreement can be reached in the future, Subway may open at a later date.
-- Orlynn Rosaasen, Director, Dining Services, orlynnrosaasen, 777-3823

Ray Richards Golf Course lists fall specials

The Ray Richards Golf Course lists faculty, staff and students fall golf specials until the close of the course.
* Membership pass - unlimited play, $110
* Membership pass and cart rental - unlimited play, $220
* Membership pass, cart rental and driving range - unlimited play, $250
* Regular green fees, $10 for nine holes, $20 for 18 holes
* Cart rental for one seat, $7 for nine holes, $12 for 18 holes.
-- Dustin Hetletved, Manager, Ray Richards Golf Course,, 777-4340

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: Education Abroad Advisor, International Programs, #08-057
DEADLINE: (I) 8/24/2007
SALARY: $25,000+/year

POSITION: Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, #08-056
DEADLINE: (I) 8/23/2007
SALARY: $31,000+/year

POSITION: Marketing Coordinator - 125th Anniversary, Student and Outreach Services, #08-053
DEADLINE: (I) 8/22/2007
SALARY: $24,000+/year

POSITION: Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Chester Fritz Library, #08-016
DEADLINE: September 1, 2007 or until filled. (Applications received by Sept 1 will receive first consideration)
SALARY: $37,000+/year

POSITION: Head, Special Collections, #07-326
DEADLINE: 7/16/2007 or until filled. (Applications received by July 16 will be given first consideration.)
SALARY: $58,000 - $60,000


POSITION: Publication Assistant, School of Aerospace Sciences, #08-058
DEADLINE: (I) 8/23/2007
SALARY: $19,500+/year


POSITION: Administrative Secretary, Student Success Center, #08-059
DEADLINE: (I) 8/23/2007
SALARY: $22,000+/year


POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, Sunday - Friday, 11 p.m. to 7 a.m.), Facilities, #08-061
DEADLINE: (I) 8/23/2007
SALARY: $17,680+/year

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Nursing receives two grants

The College of Nursing is the recipient of two grants to support new master’s degree tracks specializing in gerontology and public/community health nursing. The grants are funded through the Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Enrollment for both degree options will begin in the fall of 2007 with options to earn an R.N. to M.S. degree, M.S. degree, or post-nursing master's certificate.

With the addition of these two programs, the College of Nursing now has three federally funded master’s degree grants; the psychology/mental health master’s degree grant was renewed in 2006.

“We at the College are thrilled with this news,” said Chandice Covington, dean of nursing. “Education in the areas of gerontology and public/community health is in high demand in North Dakota and the nation. The faculty directing these programs are dedicated to success and seeing an impact on health in our region. We at the College applaud their hard work and commitment.”

The Gerontological Nurse Practitioner (NP)/Clinical Nurse Specialist (CNS) program is a an online, five-semester track of 51 credits for the NP and 54 credits for the CNS which will allow graduates to earn their gerontological NP or gerontological CSN certifications through the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC).

Of today’s 2.7 million registered nurses, fewer than one percent are certified in gerontological nursing, and only three percent of advanced practice RNs have specialized training in this area. Nearly two-thirds of North Dakota’s 39 rural counties have 20 percent or more of their population base 65 years of age or older, and that proportion is expected to jump by at least 10 percent by 2020.

“Without enough gerontologically educated advanced practice nurses, our state and our nation’s health care industry remains under-prepared to address the complex health care needs of older adults,” said Marcia Gragert, project director.

The Public/Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist (P/CHN CNS) program will prepare nurses for advanced practice nursing care of populations in a distance-delivery format. The master’s track will focus on population-based care of vulnerable populations in rural areas and will provide education in the public health sciences.

“In many rural areas, nurses provide the majority of public health services and are often one of the only health professionals in the community,” said Tracy Evanson, project director. “This demands that these nurses fill many diverse roles and have a high level of competence in the areas of health promotion and disease prevention at the individual, family, community, and systems levels in order to keep rural populations healthy. The new track will prepare nurses for this advance practice role and will enable them to develop effective interventions to meet the needs of vulnerable rural populations.”

This program is greatly needed in North Dakota and region, as it is the only one of its kind between Minneapolis, Boise, Idaho, and Omaha, Neb. The program will serve to improve the public health infrastructure, one of the major focus areas of Healthy People 2010.

Both project directors are faculty within the UND College of Nursing.

Dr. Gragert has a great deal of experience in adult health and gerontology nursing. She has worked in critical care, medical-surgical and long-term care areas and her research has focused on chronic health problems and sleep disturbances in the adult and older adult population.

Dr. Evanson has a strong background in public and community health in both practice and research. Her research focuses on developing the role of public health nursing in domestic violence prevention and intervention. Victims of domestic violence are a vulnerable population that is often hidden, unrecognized by health care providers, and difficult to access. Public health nurses, who often work in home settings, may be in the best position to provide effective care to this vulnerable population.

The College of Nursing offers undergraduate and graduate programs, from a baccalaureate nursing program that is fully accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, to master's education with six specializations and a doctoral program that prepares nurses for roles as nurse scientists and faculty. The Department of Nutrition and Dietetics prepares students for roles in community nutrition or dietetics and is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Dietetics Education of the American Dietetic Association.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

Mohr appointed to physical therapy accreditation commission

Tom Mohr, professor and chair of physical therapy at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been appointed as a commissioner on the panel that accredits physical therapy programs nationwide.

Mohr will serve a four-year term on the Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE) Central Panel. He was appointed to the six-member group by the board of directors of the American Physical Therapy Association.

As a member of the panel, Mohr will be involved in various phases of physical therapist and physical therapist assistant program accreditation, including the ongoing assessment of the overall accreditation process as well as formulation and revision of the accreditation evaluative criteria rules and procedures.

CAPTE Central panel members, who represent physical therapy programs throughout the country, also participate in processing complaints and reconsideration hearings, serve as a liaison to other accrediting agencies, and review CAPTE's effectiveness.

The mission of CAPTE is to serve the public by establishing and applying standards that assure quality and continuous improvement in the entry-level preparation of physical therapists and physical therapist assistants and that reflect the evolving nature of education, research and practice.

The UND physical therapy program recently received 10-year reaccreditation from CAPTE with four commendations and no areas of non-compliance, affirming the quality of the physical therapy program, faculty and staff at UND.

Mohr, who has taught physical therapy at UND since 1978, has served as department chair since 1993. -- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Fargo physicians assume new roles

Two Fargo physicians will assume the duties of Bruce Pitts, who has announced his resignation as associate dean and director of graduate medical education at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences' Southeast Campus, based in Fargo.

Pitts is leaving his part-time position with the school to take on the full-time role of executive vice president for clinical services at MeritCare Health System, where he has served as a senior executive since 1997.

Julie Blehm, an internist and geriatrics specialist, has been appointed associate dean for the Southeast Campus of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. She will continue her practice with MeritCare Health System in Fargo.

David Theige, a hospitalist with MeritCare Medical Group, will assume the role of assistant dean for graduate medical education at the UND medical school, overseeing residency programs in family medicine, internal medicine, psychiatry and general surgery and a one-year transitional program. He will continue to practice at MeritCare Health System in Fargo.

Blehm, a 1981 graduate of the UND medical school, is board-certified in internal medicine and geriatrics. An associate professor of internal medicine, she directs the school's internal medicine residency outpatient clinic in Fargo.

Originally from Hatton, N.D., Blehm holds a bachelor's degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. After earning the M.D. degree at UND, she completed residency training in internal medicine at Iowa Methodist Medical Center, in a program affiliated with the University of Iowa.

Theige, a 1985 graduate of the UND medical school, is board-certified in internal medicine and directs the school's internal medicine residency and transitional programs in Fargo. He is an associate professor of internal medicine at the school.

Theige holds an undergraduate degree from UND and, after earning his medical degree, took internal medicine residency training through the UND program based in Fargo. He has been recognized several times for outstanding teaching of medical students and residents. -- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Remembering Dorothy Mitchell

Dorothy Mitchell, retired food service worker, dining services, died Aug. 16 at Valley 4000, Woodside Village, Grand forks. She was 76.

Mitchell, the daughter of Axel and Louise Anderson, was born Oct. 8, 1930 in Grafton, N.D. She grew up and attended school in Grafton. She worked at Woolworth's and Van Camp's Farms until 1946. She married Fred Mitchell Dec. 20, 1947 at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Grand Forks.

Mitchell worked in housekeeping at UND for one year and then worked in dining services at Wilkerson and Squires Cafeterias at UND for 18 years. She retired in 1990. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary and American Legion Auxiliary.

She is survived by her husband, Fred, of East Grand Forks, sons Bob (Kathy) Mitchell, San Diego, Calif.; James (Lisa) Mitchell, Seattle, Wash.; Mark (Charlotte) Mitchell, Grand Forks; daughters Diane (Doug) Foy, Grand Forks, and Debbie Mitchell, of Grand Forks. She is also survived by a sister, Patricia Stellon, Libby, Mont.; 11 grandchildren, and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters and three brothers.