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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 85: August 08, 2007

Top Stories
Online payments coming this fall
UND launches Internet-based telescope network
Events to Note
Crimson Creek presents Candide Aug. 8-11
Poster session features undergrad research
Bush leadership grants available
PPT faculty candidate seminar is Aug. 10
Doctoral examination set for David Georgina
Doctoral examination set for Valicia Boudry
"Design Retreat" workshop provides integrated approach to creating professional designs
Aug. 14 staff info session covers student-help topics
University Children's Center hosts open house
Grant writing workshop offered Sept. 18
NIH proposes to revise definition of principal investigator
Blackboard upgrade, community system is Aug. 8-14
University Senate lists agenda item due dates
Research Development and Compliance returns to 105/106 Twamley Hall
Note state contract information
Logo requirements clarified for printing
Library of the Health Sciences resumes regular hours
Fall interim hours listed for law library
International Centre lists fall hours
University Relations office requests phone directory updates
Ergonomic update
Donated leave requested for Beth Larson-Steckler
Freshmen medical students begin studies
Technology departments seeks 35mm film cameras
Volunteers sought for Welcome Weekend information tables, tents
Wanted: Back to school supplies
Internal job openings listed
In the News
Ferraro receives three honors
Online payments coming this fall

UND is pleased to announce that effective fall semester 2007 all NDUS institutions will offer e-payment services. Students will have the convenience of paying their bills online seven days a week from anywhere in the world. Payments may be made online through Campus Connection using e-Check or specific credit cards. The e-Check option is a fast, free, and convenient method to pay the bill directly by debiting your bank account.

In addition to online payment capability, the NDUS is also in the process of implementing functionality that includes online e-bill presentment, e-mail notification, and payment plans with online enrollment. This functionality will also enable students to set up authorized user access to parents/others to view their UND account information and make payments on their behalf.

Credit Card Processing Changes
In conjunction with implementation of online payment, UND will be outsourcing credit card processing for student payments to a third party (TouchNet PayPath). This will ensure compliance with online credit card processing security requirements as well as eliminate credit card merchant fees on online credit card payments on student accounts.

In FY 2006, UND incurred almost $800,000 in credit card processing fees, $660,339 of which was for payments on student accounts. Credit card utilization and the resulting processing fees had increased to the point that the viability of continuing to accept credit cards was seriously questioned. Due in part to these escalating costs, many colleges and universities have discontinued accepting credit cards instead of covering these costs with student fee increases. Eliminating the credit card merchant fee will better enable UND to hold down the cost of education for its students while still maintaining the high level of quality and customer service that our campus has come to expect.

UND recognizes that many students and their families appreciate the convenience and awards programs associated with using a credit card. To avoid credit card merchant fees that cannot be controlled while still offering the option of payment by credit card, UND has outsourced credit card processing for payments on student accounts to a third party provider. Individuals who choose to pay using a credit card will be assessed a non-refundable fee by TouchNet of 2.75% ($3 minimum) of the balance paid. Credit cards accepted are MasterCard, Discover, and American Express. As a result, the direct cost of the convenience of using a credit card for payment will be passed along to those who choose that convenience rather than forcing students who do not make that choice to share in the cost. Credit card payment options will only be available online through Campus Connection. To maintain compliance with credit card processing security requirements, credit cards will not be accepted at the business office teller windows.

A simple, no-cost online alternative to a credit card will be e-Check (electronic check). Students using e-Check will have a secure, 24/7 electronic payment method and will not be assessed additional fees.

Other fee-free payment options are payment via check by mail or in person at the business office, or payment by cash in person at the business office.

Unfortunately, Visa is not a payment option through the third party provider because Visa’s requirements will not permit a company/vendor to charge a percentage service charge. Visa requires utilization of a flat fee and also requires a fee be assessed for acceptance of payments via e-Check.

This move is not unprecedented. Many colleges and universities nationally have chosen to discontinue the acceptance of credit cards for student payments because of the major expense and the need to direct scarce resources to preserve academic programming and services. The University of Minnesota, University of Wisconsin, and University of South Dakota have recently implemented online payment systems with service fees similar to that of UND. Other universities not accepting VISA include Indiana University, University of Illinois, Syracuse University, University of Nebraska and University of Texas. A number of colleges and universities are not accepting credit cards at all.

We are very excited about providing this new online service to students. Additional information regarding the e-payment system is available on the business office web site.

-- Peggy Lucke, associate vice president for finance and operations.

UND launches Internet-based telescope network

A new Internet-based network of astronomical observatories was launched this week by the Department of Space Studies. The network presents a major advancement in sky-watching power for UND and other space grant researchers. The newly established Space Grant Internet Telescope Network (SGITN) was designed as a national network of telescopes that aims to enhance research capabilities for astronomers and other space scientists, says Paul Hardersen, a geologist and assistant professor of space studies in the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. “Operations will begin with observatories in North and South Dakota,” says Hardersen, who coordinated the SGITN effort. Hardersen also is director of the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium. SGITN aims to encourage student and faculty research and education via an interconnected network of observatories that are accessible to all eligible participants, says Hardersen, who teaches observational astronomy among other courses. For more information, check out and Hardersen’s web site at NASA’s Space Grant web site is at -- Space studies.

Crimson Creek presents Candide Aug. 8-11

Crimson Creek's final production of 2007 features a legendary score by Leonard Bernstein. “Candide” is perhaps the most often revived of the classic cult musicals. Part sophisticated operetta, part wacky screwball comedy with shades of Monty Python, this funny, irreverent satire is the perfect musical expression of Voltaire’s tongue-in-cheek send-up of optimistic philosophies.

“The Crimson Creek Players were created to provide professional opportunities to regional performers and to highlight challenging and exciting musical theatre,” said Benjamin Klipfel, the production’s producer. “Candide, with it’s challenging score and fantastic music, fits directly into our mission.”

In two lightning-paced acts, the hapless bastard cousin Candide is expelled from home, drafted into the Bulgarian army, brought before the Spanish Inquisition, swindled out of a fortune, shipwrecked on a desert isle, and separated time and again from his true love Cunegonde, who bears with remarkable dignity a variety of carnal besmirchments by almost everybody. Through it all, Candide remembers the lesson of his dear master Dr. Pangloss: that “everything is for the best in this best of all possible worlds.”

“Candide’s humor is found in the satire of optimism,” said Job Christenson, director. “Though it takes place over a century ago, the show’s take on topics such as religion and politics are as relevant today as when the show was written.”

With its wicked sense of humor and challenging musical score, “Candide” is home to the famous aria "Glitter and be Gay." The tune of the up-tempo section is well-known from its prominence in the show's overture as well as from its use for years as the theme music of Dick Cavett's talk show. This aria poses considerable difficulties. In sheer vocal/technical terms, it is among the most fiendishly challenging coloratura soprano arias.

"Candide" is most known for its colorful and varied score, and is considered by many the wittiest – indeed, funniest – operetta (whose plot encompasses rape, murder, executions, religious persecution and bodily mutilation) ever penned.

The show runs Wednesday through Saturday, Aug. 8-11, at Burtness Theatre on the UND campus (parking will be marked with signs). A special closing night performance and backstage with the arts is Aug. 11. Backstage begins at 6:30 p.m., production begins at 7:30.p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults and $18 for seniors/students. Tickets can be purchased for all performances from the Chester Fritz Box Office at 777-4090, or at the door (subject to availability). For more information and cast list, visit

-- Ben Klipfel, Crimson Creek Players.

Poster session features undergrad research

Undergraduates in the NSF Summer Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) programs from the Departments of Biology/PPT; Chemical Engineering/Chemistry and Physics will present their research in a poster session Thursday, Aug. 9, from 10 a.m. to noon in the Vennes Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. It is open to everyone.
-- Sally Pyle, Associate Professor, Biology,, 777-3302

Bush leadership grants available

The Bush Foundation, based in St. Paul, Minn., is holding information sessions for potential applicants to the Bush Leadership Fellows program. The program funds professionals who are interested in preparing themselves for greater responsibility and contributions within their field of choice. This can be done through participation in academic programs or self-designed programs. Fellows awards are not granted to support research activities.

To learn more about the program, visit the Bush Foundation web site, The nearest information session is scheduled to be held in Fargo Thursday, Aug. 16, at 7 p.m. (in the Loft Room of the Radisson Hotel). Fellowship applications are due by Oct. 12.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office,, 7-4684

PPT faculty candidate seminar is Aug. 10

Subhas C. Biswas, assistant professor of research in the Department of
Pathology at Columbia University in N.Y., will present “Neuronal Apoptosis in Development and Disease: Role and Regulation of Death-Associated Genes,” at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, in the United Hospital Lecture Hall (Room 1370), School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Biswas is a candidate for a faculty position in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. Dr. Biswas is the second of five very strong applicants for the vacant position who we have invited to interview at UND. All are welcome to attend the seminar. -- PPT.

Doctoral examination set for David Georgina

The final examination for David Georgina, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning, is set for 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Integration of Technology in Higher Education Pedagogy." Myrna Olson (teaching and learning) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School,, 777-4005

Doctoral examination set for Valicia Boudry

The final examination for Valicia Boudry, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Communication and Public Discourse, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, in 200 O'Kelly Hall. The dissertation title is "Ethnojournalism: A Hybrid Model of Ethnography and Journalism to Create Culturally Diverse News Content. Lana Rakow (communication) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School,, 777-4005

"Design Retreat" workshop provides integrated approach to creating professional designs

If you're looking for a fun-filled, hands-on experience learning to create professional designs, this is the workshop for you. "Design Retreat" is a unique workshop that applies a wholistic approach by integrating photography, illustration, and text into various print documents — and even includes how to publish those documents to the web. Participants will be involved in the entire design process, from conception to completion, guided by talented, enthusiastic graphics and photography professionals whose goal is to help you become a better designer.

"Design Retreat" will be offered from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in the Department of Technology's Graphic Communication area, 235 Starcher Hall. Lunch, snacks, and refreshments are included in the $125 workshop fee.

To register for the workshop, e-mail Lynda Kenney at The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 10, at noon. Seating is limited to 20 participants.

The workshop is sponsored by the UND Graphics and Photography Society, and the Department of Technology.
-- Lynda Kenney, Assistant Professor, Technology,, 777-2197

Aug. 14 staff info session covers student-help topics

The annual staff information session (motto: get the latest information and make sure you're prepared to help students) will be from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 14, in Room 1, Gamble Hall. Distribution of materials is from 9:30 to 10 a.m. and speaker presentations will begin at 10 a.m. sharp.

Designed to provide updates on beginning-of-the-year programs and procedures, the session helps serve our students in the best and most knowledgeable ways possible.

Short briefings will cover academic advising, adult re-entry program, financial aid, fee payment and business office, housing and dining services, parking and traffic, continuing education, new student orientation, withdrawal and crisis procedures, registration, help table, Learning Center, Writing Center, U Card and IDs, Greek life, Memorial Union, Student Health, UND Police, and Volunteer Services.

Everyone is welcome. Come at 9:30 a.m. to be sure you have collected all the handouts and are ready for the presentations at 10 a.m.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services,, 777-3791

University Children's Center hosts open house

The University Children's Center, located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, will host a fall open house from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 17. This is the time to finalize your registration for fall childcare. Children already registered will be introduced to their teachers and classrooms. If you have never seen our center, please take the time to explore the culturally diverse learning environment we have for all children, including students with special needs.

The Children’s Center offers care and education to children ages 2 to 5 and those children needing care before and after Head Start. The Children’s Center is open to everyone in the Grand Forks community. Children do not need to be toilet trained to attend the Center. The University Children’s Center is licensed by the North Dakota Department of Human Services. Hours are 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., year-round.

Children are cared for in small groups by a teacher with a degree in early childhood education or a related field. A day at the center includes a USDA-approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of rest or nap time, group activity, outdoor play and center time. Parents are always welcome to be a part of this day.

Call 777-3947 or visit our web site at for more information on the University Children's Center.
-- JoAnne Yearwood, Director, University Childrens Center,, 777-3947

Grant writing workshop offered Sept. 18

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is sponsoring a grant writing workshop, “The Fundamentals of Grant Proposal Writing: Writing Winning Proposals,” Tuesday, Sept. 18, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in Swanson Hall, Room 16/18.

This workshop is being presented by Bob Bradley, manager of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Louisiana State University. He has designed a full-day workshop to assist experienced and inexperienced proposal writers in writing more effective proposals.

During this workshop, Mr. Bradley will provide participants with a new understanding of proposal writing, address the 12 steps to writing a winning proposal, and discuss how to locate funding sources via the internet.

This training session is free and open to all UND employees.

Registration is required and space is limited to the first 35 people. To register for this workshop, please contact Corey Graves by phone at 777-2808 or by e-mail at Corey Graves, Grant & Contract Officer, Finance & Administration - UNDSMHS,, 701-777-2808

NIH proposes to revise definition of principal investigator

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) proposes to amend existing regulations governing grants for research projects by revising the definition of principal investigator to mean one or more individuals designated by the grantee in the grant application and approved by the secretary, who is or are responsible for the scientific and technical direction of the project, rather than limiting the role of principal investigator to one single individual, and the conditions for multiple or concurrent awards permitting the secretary to evaluate, approve and make one or more awards pursuant to one or more applications.

Comments regarding the proposed amendment must be received on or before Friday, Aug. 24, in order to assure that NIH will be able to consider the comments in preparing the final rule.

Persons and organizations interested in submitting comments, identified by RIN 0925–AA42, may do so by any of the following methods:
• Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.
• E-mail: Include RIN number 0925–AA42 in the subject line of the message.
• Fax: 301–402–0169.
• Mail: Jerry Moore, NIH Regulations Officer, Office of Management
Assessment, National Institutes of Health, 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 601, MSC 7669, Rockville, MD 20892.
• Hand Delivery/Courier: 6011 Executive Boulevard, Suite 601,
Rockville, MD 20892.

For further information contact Jerry Moore at the address above, or telephone (301)496–4607 (not a toll-free number).

The computer federal register notice can be found at the following URL:
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance,, 701/777-4278

Blackboard upgrade, community system is Aug. 8-14

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies/ITSS has scheduled an upgrade for the main campus Blackboard Learning System to 7.2 and the Community System. The upgrade process and end of semester maintenance will begin Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 8 a.m. and will be completed Tuesday, Aug. 14. During this upgrade, Blackboard will be unavailable for faculty and students. We are excited about the new features this upgrade will make available to our community of learners; faculty, students and staff. To learn more about the new features, sign up for our workshops. A listing of workshops for instructors is available at

Please contact us if you have any questions about the upgrade. Our goal is to make this upgrade work best for all faculty, students and staff. Thank you for your help in making this upgrade successful. -- Blackboard Services, Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies/ITSS, 777-2129, Bb Support: 701.777.6305.

University Senate lists agenda item due dates

The 2007-08 University Senate due dates for agenda items follows:

Meeting date/agenda deadline date:
Sept. 6, 2007/Aug. 23, 2007
Oct. 4, 2007/Sept. 20, 2007
Nov. 1, 2007/Oct. 18, 2007
Dec. 6, 2007/Nov. 22, 2007
Jan. 10, 2008*/Dec. 27, 2007
Feb. 7, 2008/Jan. 24, 2008
March 6, 2008/Feb. 21, 2008
Apr. 3, 2008/March 20, 2008
May 1, 2008/Apr. 17, 2008

*A January meeting is usually not held unless it's an emergency.

-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Office of the Registrar,, 777-3892

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 state contract information

Department heads and finance contacts: Please forward this to all individuals within your department that are authorized to make purchases and approve purchases.

The State Procurement Office has many contracts for various commodities and services. UND is only required to use the state cell phone contract #915, and is not required to use any other state contracts. State contracts are intended to be a source for UND during the bid process, and the University may purchase using these contracts when it is advantageous to do so.

For example: UND is not required to use the state paper contract #002 with Cole Paper. The contract is not a perfect fit for all departments. Departments should compare other suppliers' pricing before placing an order with Cole Paper.

This is a link to all of the state contracts: Contact our office with questions at 777-2681.
-- Scott Schreiner, Director of Purchasing, Purchasing Office,, 7-2681

Logo requirements clarified for printing

Orders for printing performed off campus do not need to go through the logo approval process. It is the departments' responsibility to ensure the University's logos and trademarks are used in accordance to the guidelines listed on the University Relations web site.

All off campus printing is required to be formally quoted or bid out by the Purchasing Department.
-- Lani Caraway, Logo Coordinator, Purchasing,, 7-2132

Library of the Health Sciences resumes regular hours

The Library of the Health Sciences will resume regular hours Monday, Aug. 13. Hours are Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences,, 777-3893

Fall interim hours listed for law library

Fall interim hours for the law library follow:
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 11-12, 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Aug. 13-16, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 18-19, 1 to 5 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Aug. 20-23, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 24, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday, Aug. 25, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Sunday, Aug. 26, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, Aug. 27-30, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Friday, Aug. 31, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library,, 7-3482

International Centre lists fall hours

Starting Wednesday, Aug. 15, the International Centre will be open from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m., Monday through Friday, and noon to 10 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.
-- Tatjyana Richards, Office Manager, Office of International Programs,, 777-6438

University Relations office requests phone directory updates

The Office of University Relations has mailed forms to UND offices/departments to update the front pages of the UND fall telephone directory. Please check them over carefully and return to the University Relations office, 411 Twamley Hall, Stop 7144. Thank you!
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

Ergonomic update

Plans for the UND ergonomics program will include continuing to offer the Train the Trainer classes for supervisors and those who will have supervisory responsibilities as new employees. This class will be offered twice per calendar year with the next session being in September 2007. An intermediate ergonomics class will be started in November of this year. Check the U2 newsletter for details. In addition, we plan to have a display in the Union in October 2007 for observation of National Ergonomics Month. This will be a collaborative project with the UND occupational therapy students. Safety and security will also continue to offer ergonomic work station assessments free of charge. Call the safety office at 777-3341 if interested. Thank you for your support and interest. -- UND Safety and Security.

Donated leave requested for Beth Larson-Steckler

Leave donations are sought for Beth Larson-Steckler, North Dakota Higher Education Consortium for Substance Abuse Prevention. She and her family thank you for your generosity. Please send a donated leave form to Karin Walton, Stop 8260 to donate leave. For a form, go to, then click on forms. -- NDHECSAP.

Freshmen medical students begin studies

Sixty-two new freshman medical students, members of the Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) Class of 2011, began their medical education Monday, Aug. 6, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The students, 38 men and 24 women, range in age from 21 to 31 years, with the average age of 24. They come to medical school with degrees in various fields including biology, zoology, chemistry, clinical laboratory science, psychology, engineering, and even business administration and foreign languages.

Medical students' first week is dedicated to orientation, including introduction to the four-year medical education curriculum. Special emphasis is placed on the students' new roles as health care professionals and expectations of them as professionals.

On Monday, Aug. 6, under the curriculum which emphasizes "patient-centered learning," they begin to study their first patient, on paper. At the end of each week, typically, they meet with the physician-faculty member and the patient, in person, to discuss the physician's path of thinking concerning diagnosis and treatment and to better understand the patient's perspective and needs. This learning pattern will continue throughout their medical education.

Students' orientation concludes with the White Coat Ceremony at 4 p.m. Friday, Aug. 10 in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium at the UND medical school. They will be "cloaked" in white coats, the traditional garment of the physician, which have been donated by the North Dakota Medical Association. They also recite a modern version of the Oath of Hippocrates, an ancient vow to uphold basic professional principles, in the presence of family, friends and the faculty and staff of the school.

Each student also receives a book, "On Doctoring," edited by Richard Reynolds and John Stone, donated by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and a lapel pin engraved with the words, "Humanism in Medicine," donated by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation.

During the White Coat Ceremony, Robert Sticca, chair and professor of surgery at the UND medical school, will present the keynote address to students, their family and friends, and faculty and staff of the medical school. His talk is titled, "The Price of Greatness is Responsibility." -- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Technology departments seeks 35mm film cameras

The Department of Technology needs 35mm SLR film cameras in good operating condition for student use. If you or your department has an older model camera that you no longer use, please consider donating it to the technology department. Cameras may be delivered to our main office in 135 Starcher Hall, or to Stop 7118.
-- Lynda Kenney, Assistant Professor, Technology,, 777-2197

Volunteers sought for Welcome Weekend information tables, tents

Welcome Weekend for incoming first-year students is just weeks away. Plans are being made to host information tables and tents for Move-In Day Friday, Aug. 17. Would you be willing to help? The information table is located in Wilkerson Hall and open Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Memorial Union and Wilkerson Service Desk will also serve as information tables and will be the only site available on Saturday. Materials about orientation schedules, maps, bus schedules, etc. will be ready and waiting for you.

Information tents are located near the Chester Fritz Auditorium and the University Avenue side of the Walsh quad. Both tents are open on Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tents, signs, materials, and water for give away will be on-site.

We invite you to wear your department apparel to help promote your organization. Information to help answer questions, give directions, and provide telephone numbers will be there for you. The most fun part of this day is giving families and students your 'we're glad you're here' smile and welcome them to campus.

This is a great opportunity to greet and meet new students. To volunteer, contact Dawn Botsford at 777-6393 or e-mail,
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, VPSOS,, 777-6393

Wanted: Back to school supplies

As school approaches the Salvation Army is collecting school supplies for low income families. Volunteer Bridge is a drop-off location for these items. Items that are needed include backpacks, notebooks, folders, crayons (large and small) rulers, markers, calculators, loos paper, scissors, 3-ring binders, Kleenex and pencil boxes. Backpacks are especially needed this year. If you prefer to donate money for new backpacks, you can send a check to the Salvation Army, 1600 University Ave. Please leave donated items at the Volunteer Bridge office, room 113A, Memorial Union. Items will be taken to the Salvation Army on Aug. 10.
-- Linda Rains, Coordinator of Civic Leadership, Memorial Union,, 701-777-4076

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: Technical Support Specialist, Facilities, #08-049
DEADLINE: (I) 8/14/2007
SALARY: $25,000+/year

POSITION: Mechanical Designer, Facilities, #08-044
DEADLINE: (I) 8/13/2007
SALARY: $40,000+/year

POSITION: Accounting Specialist, Accounting Services, #08-042
DEADLINE: (I) 8/13/2007
SALARY: $32,000+/year

POSITION: Program Coordinator/Recruiter, American Indian Student Services, #08-040
DEADLINE: (I) 8/08/2007
SALARY: $26,500+/year

POSITION: Residence Life Coordinator, Housing, #08-039
DEADLINE: (I) 8/8/2007
SALARY: $23,800+/year

POSITION: Reference Librarian/Bibliographer, Chester Fritz Library, #08-016
DEADLINE: Sept. 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: Administrative Secretary (50 percent position), Children and Family Services Training Center, #08-050
DEADLINE: (I) 08/14/2007
SALARY: $9.62+/hour

POSITION: Administrative Assistant, School of Medicine, SW Campus-Bismarck, #08-041
DEADLINE: (I) 8/9/2007
SALARY: $24,000-$28,000


POSITION: Dining Room Attendant, (Variable hours, Flexible Weekends) Dining Services, #08-045
DEADLINE: (I) 8/13/2007
SALARY: $8.44+/hour

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Custodial, M-F, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities, #08-043
DEADLINE: (I) 8/13/2007
SALARY: $17,680+/year


Junior Applications Analyst
Office Accountant
Junior Programmer
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

Ferraro receives three honors

F. Richard Ferraro, professor of psychology, has been named to the 11th edition of "Who's Who Among American Teachers and Educators." The honor is reserved for educators who personify the values and mission of the teaching profession -- educators who not only teach but inspire their students to greater achievement.

Ferraro's biography has been selected for inclusion in the 2007-2008 edition of "Who's Who in American Education." This publication is a valuable reference tool for networking, fact checking, and recruiting.

His biographical profile has also been included in the special 10th anniversary edition of "Who's Who in Science and Engineering." This compilation chronicles the lives and careers of the world's most accomplished scientists and engineers.