|38th annual Writers Conference focuses on "Writing the Body"|
“Writing the Body” is the theme of the 38th Annual University of North Dakota Writers Conference, March 27-31. Most of the events take place in the Memorial Union.
Miller Williams, only the fourth person selected as an inaugural poet by a United States president (Bill Clinton in 1996), will be the UND Presidential Lecturer. Other featured artists attending the conference include: Stuart Dybek, Mary Gaitskill, Anne Harris, Li-Young Lee, Timothy Liu, Leslie Adrienne Miller, and Michelle Richmond.
Heidi Czerwiec (English) and Liz Harris-Behling (English) are the new co-directors of what has been called North Dakota’s premier cultural event.
“(The body) is something that I’ve been writing a lot about and I’ve been noticing in other people’s writing,” said Czerwiec. “We’re looking at the body as subject, whether it is gender, sex, etc., but also a lot of writers use the body as part of the subjective experience.”
Their fundraiser letter makes the case:
“The UND Writers Conference has become increasingly successful over the past decade and now stands as one of the best literary events in the United States. Writers from around the world are honored to be invited to participate because they have heard of our conference and know its stellar reputation. Because of the conference’s success, between 600 and 1,000 people attend conference events everyday for four days. Hundreds of these people travel to Grand Forks exclusively to attend the conference, making use of the town’s amenities and contributing to its economic growth.
“Of course, we are unique because we are free and open to the public. Most conferences of our stature require heavy registration fees and are thus limited to those who can afford such a luxury. We are quite proud of the fact that we have never allowed that to happen with our conference – that we remain completely available to anyone who wants to come.”
Although UND provides more than 50 percent of the budget, Harris-Behling and Czerwiec still need to come up with another $25,000-$35,000 annually to supplement university funding and to add to the UND Writers Conference endowment, which also helps fund the conference.
To find out more about how to make a donation, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All Writers Conference events are free and open to the public. Here’s a look at the schedule (which can be found at http://www.und.edu/org/writers/index.html ):
Tuesday, March 27:
4 p.m. -- Reading Panel, Minnesota State University-Moorhead (MFA);
7 p.m.-- Presidential Lecture: Miller Williams, UND Memorial Union Ballroom Reception and opening of exhibit "Beyond Likeness" to follow at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
The art exhibit “Beyond Likeness,” is at the North Dakota Museum of Art March 27 and showcases the figurative work of Lalla Essaydi, Anne Harris, Elizabeth King, and Jennifer Onofrio. The opening of the exhibition, curated by Laurel Reuter, coincides with the University of North Dakota Writers Conference, “Writing the Body”.
Wednesday, March 28:
10-11:30 a.m. -- Public Readings
Noon -- Panel: "The Metaphorical Body" Miller Williams, Li-Young Lee, Michelle Richmond, Anne Harris, moderated by Darin Kerr
2 p.m.-- Film: They Might Be Giants, Directed by Anthony Harvey, 98 minutes
4 p.m.-- Reading: Timothy Liu
5:45 p.m.-- Film: Mysterious Skin, Directed by Gregg Araki, 99 minutes
8 p.m.-- Reading: Stuart Dybek
Thursday, March 29:
10 a.m.-- Public Readings
Noon -- Panel: "The Body Politic" Miller Williams, Timothy Liu, Stuart Dybek, moderated by Adam Kitzes
2 p.m.-- Film: La Jetée, Directed by Chris Marker, 28 minutes
4 p.m.-- Reading: Michelle Richmond
5:45 p.m.-- Film: The Pillow Book, Directed by Peter Greenaway, 126 minutes
8 p.m.-- Reading/Conversation: Li-Young Lee (held in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall at the Hughes Fine Arts Center)
Friday, March 30:
10 a.m.-- Public Readings
Noon -- Panel: "The Sexual Body" Timothy Liu, Mary Gaitskill, Stuart Dybek, Leslie Adrienne Miller, moderated by Yvette Koepke
2 p.m.-- Film: Love Serenade, Directed by Shirley Barrett, 101 minutes
4 p.m.-- Reading/Slide Show Presentation: Historical Medical Images, Leslie Adrienne Miller
5:45 p.m.-- Film: Little Otik, Directed by Jan Svankmajer, 132 minutes
8 p.m.-- Reading: Mary Gaitskill
Saturday, March 30
10 a.m.-- Community Writers Workshop
Noon -- Emerging writers reading
Miller Williams (Presidential speaker) is a distinguished American contemporary poet, as well as an essayist, fiction writer, translator, and editor. He has authored more than 25 books of poetry, criticism, fiction, and literature in translation, including "Living on the Surface" (1990), "Patterns of Poetry: An Encyclopedia of Forms" (1996), "The Ways We Touch" (1997), "Some Jazz a While" (1999), and "Making a Poem: Some Thoughts About Poetry and the People Who Write It" (2006). In 1997, he was President Clinton's inaugural poet.
Stuart Dybek's short-story collections include "Childhood and Other Neighborhoods" (1980), "The Coast of Chicago" (1990), and most recently, "I Sailed with Magellan" (2004), which was named a New York Times Notable Book. He also has two collections of poems: "Brass Knuckles" (1979) and "Streets in Their Own Ink" (2004). He has received the 1994 Academy Institute Award in Fiction, the 1995 PEN/Bernard Malamud Prize, the 1998 Lannan Award, a Guggenheim Fellowship, two grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Whiting Writers' Award, four O. Henry Awards, and his work has appeared in Best American Short Stories and Best American Poetry.
Mary Gaitskill is the author of the novels "Two Girls, Fat and Thin" and "Veronica," as well as the story collections "Bad Behavior" and "Because They Wanted To," which was nominated for the PEN/Faulkner in 1998. Her story "Secretary" was the basis for the feature film of the same name. Her stories and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, Harper’s, Esquire, Best American Short Stories and The O. Henry Prize Stories.
A figurative painter and drawer who often does self portraits, Anne Harris uses the form, as she puts it, “to show and hide” herself: “I want my paintings and drawings to function as my skin does, shifting from tense to loose, dry to wet, lovely to ugly.” She views drawing as a way to investigate and discover; the pencil, for her, touches and moves across what she draws. “That touch,” she says, “can be soft and slow or aggressive, depending on my mood, but as I touch form, form appears.”
Li-Young Lee has written several poetry collections including "Rose" (1986, New York University's Delmore Schwartz Memorial Poetry Award), "The City in Which I Love You" (1990, Lamont Poetry Selection of the Academy of American Poets), and "Book of My Nights" (2001). His memoir, "The Winged Seed: A Remembrance" (1995), received an American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation, and a collection of interviews with Lee, "Breaking the Alabaster Jar," was released in 2006. Lee's father was personal physician to Mao Zedong while in China; in 1959, after spending 19 months as a political prisoner in President Sukarno's jails, Lee's father fled Indonesia with his family to escape anti-Chinese sentiment. Between 1959 and 1964 the Lee family traveled through Hong Kong and Japan before settling in the United States.
Poet Timothy Liu’s first book of poems, "Vox Angelica" (1992), received the Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. His other books are "Burnt Offerings" (1995), "Say Goodnight" (1998), "Hard Evidence" (2001), "Of Thee I Sing" (2004), selected as a 2004 Book of the Year by Publishers Weekly, and "For Dust Thou Art" (2005).
"The Resurrection Trade," Leslie Adrienne Miller's fifth full-length collection of poems, was published by Graywolf Press in February 2007. Her previous collections include "Eat Quite Everything You See" (2002), "Yesterday Had a Man In It" (1998), "Ungodliness" (1994), and "Staying Up For Love" (1990), as well as several chapbooks of poems, "No River," chosen by William Stafford as the winner of the Stanley Hanks Chapbook Award from St. Louis Poetry Center, and "Hanging on the Sunburned Arm of Some Homeboy" (Domino Impressions Press, 1982). Her poems have also appeared in many magazines and anthologies including American Poetry Review, Kenyon Review, Georgia Review, and Ploughshares.
Michelle Richmond is the author of the story collection "The Girl in the Fall-Away Dress" (2001), which won the Associated Writing Programs Award, and the novel "Dream of the Blue Room" (2003). Her new novel, "The Year of Fog," will be released in spring 2007. Her stories and essays have appeared in Glimmer Train, Playboy, the Mid-American Review, Salon.com, and 7x7, among other journals.
The Community Writers Workshop is the fiction workshop that will examine different writing styles in an attempt to identify the best strategy for specific literary needs. Participants will get a chance to introduce their work, ideas, goals, aspirations, plans, and artistic concerns.
Sponsors for the conference include: Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore, The Charlotte B. Lewis Trust, Fine Print of Grand Forks, Inc., Grand Forks Convention and Visitors Bureau, The Grand Forks Herald, High Plains Reader, Hilton Garden Inn, North Dakota Council on the Arts, North Dakota Humanities Council, North Dakota Museum of Art, North Valley Arts Council, Red River Valley Writing Project, Rite Spot Liquor, Conlin's Furniture, The Ten Percent Society, College of Arts and Sciences, Department of English, University of North Dakota Foundation, President’s Office, School of Medicine, Women’s Center, Richard A. Brandt, Dr. Joanne Gaul, Daniel J. Howell, Dr. and Mrs. John T. Martsolf, Mike Meyer, Lynn D. Middleton-Koller, Karen T. Miller, Dr. Patrick and RoxAnne Moore, SuEllen A. Okeson, Rhonda-Lee and Michael Poellot, Elizabeth Rankin and Tom Steen, Jennifer Tarlin, Cecilia Volden, Margaret M. Zidon. -- English.
|UND Center for Rural Service Delivery receives $100,000|
The Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community has made a donation of $100,000 to the University's Center for Rural Service Delivery for a project to provide telemedicine services and links to local Community Health Representatives (CHRs) on Indian reservations. The grant will fund a project on the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe reservation, which is situated in North and South Dakota.
Glenn Miller, director of Center for Rural Service Delivery, described the project as a collaboration of health with technology. The project will combine efforts of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the College of Business and Public Administration.
A complete and enhanced electronic patient record system will allow CHRs to have reliable, up to date information. A prototype at Fort Yates put the system into a laptop and then data can be transferred into a supervisor's laptop.
It can generate sample reports, track visits and needed follow-up care, and keep track of medications and doctor instructions.
“This will expand and solidify the information Community Health Representatives acquire. Previously this was all done on paper. We’ve gotten good results so far,” Miller said. “We remain committed to improving Indian health. The health of a tribe is impacted by the quality of its tribal health program. The quality of the tribal health program is determined in part by the effectiveness of its CHRs, who require the tools and resources to be effective.”
The model communities project links government, health care, and information services electronically to rural communities to increase rural community vitality, improve community health practices, make broader use of government benefits, and provide social services.
There is a four-part collaboration between the Government Rural Outreach Initiative, Social Security Administration (Denver region), Health Information Technology Center, the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, and the Indian Health Service. The Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation, Trenton Indian Service Area, and Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa are also currently involved in this project, with future expansion planned for other tribes.
-- Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, 2330 Sioux Trail NW, Prior Lake, Minn. Tribal office: 952-445-8900, Fax: 952-233-4225. For more information contact Tessa Lehto at 952-496-6160.
|Campus invited to public talk by CIO candidate Carl Powell Thursday|
Carl Powell, a candidate for the chief information officer position, will visit campus Thursday and Friday, March 29 and 30. He will give a public presentation at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in 305 Twamley Hall. Everyone is welcome.
Dr. Powell is currently a senior consultant with Cynergies Solutions, an IT consulting company. He served as vice president and chief information officer at Cuyahoga Community College in Cleveland, Ohio, from 2000 to 2006, where he supported technology for 55,000 students at six locations. He served as an adjunct professor at Cleveland State University from 2005-2005. He has also served as IT manager for a variety of corporations, including The Progressive Corp., Medical Mutual of Ohio, KeyBank, and IBM.
He holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of California at Santa Barbara, a master’s degree in computer science from Kent State University, and a doctorate in education from Cleveland State University. His resume is available online at http://und.edu/ciosearch/ .
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Vice President for Academic Affairs, email@example.com, 777-2167
|"This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home" is focus of lecture and film series|
A series of lectures on "This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home," will be held at St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 319 S. 5th St., Grand Forks, 775-7955.
* "Global Warming: Global Problem and Personal Actions," is at 6 p.m., Tuesday, March 27, with Dexter Perkins, professor of geology, 2006 Sierra Club national honoree and environmental advocate.
* "An Inconvenient Truth, A Global Warning," 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 3.
* "Kilowatt Ours, A Plan to Re-Energize America," 7 p.m., Tuesday, April 10.
All events are free and open to the public.
-- Linda Gunderson, Development, NDMOA, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-5377
|"Beyond Likeness" exhibit opens at North Dakota Museum of Art|
On Tuesday, March 27, from 8 to 10 p.m., the North Dakota Museum of Art will host an opening reception for the new exhibition, "Beyond Likeness." The opening of the exhibition, curated by Laurel Reuter, coincides with the Writer’s Conference, "Writing the Body." Visiting writers include Miller Williams, Stuart Dybek, Mary Gaitskill, Li-Young Lee, Timothy Liu, Leslie Adrienne Miller, and Michelle Richmond. The reception Tuesday, which is free and open to the public, immediately follows the Presidential Lecture by Miller Williams. Wine and hors d’oeuvres will be served.
"Beyond Likeness" will be on display through May 13. It brings together the figurative work of Lalla Essaydi, Anne Harris, Elizabeth King, and Jennifer Onofrio. While all but Lalla Essaydi use their own bodies as the impetus for their art, the work in the exhibition has nothing to do with portraiture in the conventional sense. Moroccan Lalla Essaydi covers whole rooms and the women who inhabit them with calligraphy written in henna as she explores diverging concepts of Arab women. Anne Harris draws and paints her own body as a study of gravity and inner space. In "Beyond Likeness," she couples images of her mirrored self with small, exquisite paintings of her son Max, confirming, years later, his presence in forming both her interior and exterior self. Elizabeth King, now living in Richmond, Va., builds porcelain mannequins based in her own likeness, which she turns into remarkable mechanical wonders, glass eyes and all. They, in turn, are transformed into still photographs and shifting, moving images — odd, dreamlike, other worldly — all of which intermesh in the exhibition. Jennifer Onofrio photographs her own body, only to pare her images to shapes and forms that invoke inhabitants of the animal kingdom. Always elegant, Onofrio’s abstract form of a shoulder blade bring to mind a breast of chicken — stripped of its skin, — or an arm bearing an uncanny likeness to a wing or a fin, posed for movement.
Earlier this year the Museum has organized a related exhibition, "Introductions: Artists-Self Portraits," that brings the work of artists from the region together to exhibit in distant North Dakota communities. Through the Museum’s Rural School Initiative, schools as far as 400 miles from the Museum in Grand Forks are able to participate in Museum programming.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. Gallery hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 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 pocket change for children.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 701 777-4195
|Guys invited to take "time out" for health|
A men’s health week event for students will be held at the Wellness Center through Thursday, March 29, from 7 to 10 p.m. If you are involved in RecSports, stop by prior to your team event. If not, you can just drop by anytime.
Student Health Services will check your blood pressure, height and weight, and calculate your body mass index. The Wellness Center staff will conduct free fitness assessments. Guys will also have an opportunity to use the computers at the Wellness Center to take online mental health assessments and the E-Chug online alcohol assessment.
Participants will receive a free Passport to Health T-shirt (while supplies last). Free men’s health booklets will also be provided.
Men who participate can register to win a paid team sport entry fee for next year or entry fee at a reduced price, football, basketball, signed poster of the 2006-2007 UND men’s hockey team, a pair of movie passes, or food court gift certificates.
This event is sponsored by Student Health Services, Wellness Center, University Counseling Center, and ADAPT. Door prizes were provided by Scheel’s Sports, UND Athletics, Student Health Services and Wellness Center/RecSports. For more information, contact the Student Health Promotion office at 777-2097.
-- Mike Livingston, Student Health Promotion GSA, Student Health Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-2097
|Medical School Dean's Hour features poetry|
Poetry on early corpse trafficking will be featured at the next Dean’s Hour at noon Thursday, March 29, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Poet Leslie Adrienne Miller will do readings from and discuss her latest book, “The Resurrection Trade” during the presentation, which is free and open to the public. The talk will be held in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the medical school’s Wold Center, 501 North Columbia Road. Lunch will be provided for all attendees.
“The Resurrection Trade,” Miller's fifth full-length collection of poems, deals with the trafficking in corpses that enabled early anatomical studies and illustration. Inspired by the mysteries of early anatomical studies and medical illustrations, Miller did meticulous research in the U.S. and in Europe to craft the poems. The volume includes listings of more than 30 works cited and consulted, from studies of the female body in ancient Greece to midwifery in 18th century England to images of gender in science. In this volume, Miller muses that a “strange collusion of imaginary science and real art” yields truths about the objectification and misunderstanding of women’s bodies throughout history.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following video conference sites: Southwest Campus conference room A, Southeast Campus room 225 and Northwest Campus office. It can also be viewed on the medical school’s web page at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/mit/webcast/dean.html and through Internet video-conferencing on desktop computers through the medical school’s CRISTAL Recorder (call 777-2329 for details).
Miller is in Grand Forks this week to participate in the 38th annual Writers Conference March 27-31. The theme of the conferece is “Writing the Body.” For more information visit http://www.und.edu/org/writers/index.html
The Dean’s Hour Lecture Series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 777-2514.
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS, email@example.com, 701-777-0871
|Microsoft director to speak March 29|
Sherri Bellefeuille, director of Worldwide Field Readiness in the Microsoft Business Solutions (MBS) group, a part of the Microsoft Business Division, where she is responsible for the strategy to improve the skills and training for 1,700 MBS employees around the world, will speak on campus Thursday, March 29, in Swanson 16-18 at 9:30 and 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
A native of East Grand Forks, Bellefeuille graduated from East Grand Forks Senior High in 1980. She earned a BA in both business administration and organizational communications from Concordia College, Moorhead, in 1984.
After college, Bellefeuille worked for Kraft Foods, Inc. as a key account sales manager for nearly three years before joining Great Plains Software, Inc., a mid-market software company based in Fargo, in 1987. At Great Plains, she held a variety of sales and marketing positions, including alliance management, partner program strategy, and director of European marketing. She has traveled extensively in Europe, living and working in London for two and a half years. While in London, Microsoft acquired Great Plains (April 2001) and upon returning to the U.S. in August 2003, Bellefeuille relocated to Redmond, Wash., the worldwide headquarters for Microsoft Corporation.
The event is sponsored by University Learning Center.
|Libby Rankin SoTL Lecture Series concludes March 29|
The Office of Instructional Development launched the Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series this spring. Libby envisioned this series as a campus-wide conversation on the process of inquiry into better teaching. While other speaker series focus on the results of research or scholarly activity, the series will also focus on what questions prompt scholars to look into their teaching and their students learning more deeply, what methods of inquiry they used, what they learned from the experience, and how their teaching has changed as a result.
Patti Alleva, the Rodney and Betty Webb Professor of Law and a Bush Teaching Scholar, will give our last presentation of the series Thursday, March 29, in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library. Alleva will present “Learning for Life: The Imperative of Self-Awareness in Teaching and Practicing,” from 4 to 5:30 p.m. A reception will precede her talk at 3:30 p.m.
Please join us for food, an interesting talk and lively discussion on topics of interest to faculty from all disciplines.
-- Anne Kelsch, Assistant Professor, History, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-6489
|North Dakota Law Review to host meth symposium March 30|
The North Dakota Law Review (NDLR) at UND will host a one-day symposium titled "Methamphetamine: Casting a Shadow Across Disciplines and Jurisdictions" Friday, March 30, at the School of Law. All lectures are free and open to the public and will be held in the Baker Court Room, third floor, law school. The symposium will feature two panelists and keynote speakers from North Dakota and around the country in two sessions.
Session I at 8 a.m will focus on the methamphetamine problem across disciplines. This session is highlighted by the keynote address of Avi Brisman from Emory University in Atlanta, Ga. Session II at 1 p.m. will address the methamphetamine problems across jurisdictions. The keynote speaker is Elizabeth Kronk from the University of Montana School of Law. Her lecture will have a special emphasis on Indian Country. Throughout the day, panelists and keynote speakers will survey various disciplines and professions in an effort to identify the most significant problems associated with methamphetamine. They will explain the current efforts existing within various professions and jurisdictions, and they will highlight strategies and proposals for reducing the negative effects of meth across disciplines and jurisdictions.
A complete schedule of presentations follows:
7:30 a.m. -- Registration and continental breakfast
8 a.m -- Welcome by School of Law Dean Paul LeBel and Kara Gansmann, NDLR editor-in-chief
8:15 a.m. -- "Identifying the Issue: The Meth Epidemic," Jane Maxwell and Mary Holley
9:30 a.m. -- "Assessing Current Responses to Individual and Societal Needs," Hon. John Irby, Larry Robinson, Leann Bertsch and Andi Johnson
11 a.m. -- "Addressing the Problems of Meth Across Disciplines," Avi Brisman
1 p.m. -- "Prosecution nd Jurisdiction," Christopher Chaney, Christopher Myers, Wayne Stenehjem, and Peter Welte
2:45 p.m. -- "Developing Lasting Legal Solutions Across Jurisdiction," Rob Bovett, Joseph Fink III and Jean O’Connor
4 p.m. -- "Addressing the Problems of Meth Across Jurisdictions (Special Emphasis on Indian Country)," Elizabeth Kronk
The list of distinguished panelists includes:
* Leann Bertsch, J.D., Director of North Dakota Corrections and Rehabilitation
* Rob Bovett, J.D., Legal Counsel, Oregon Narcotics Enforcement Association
* Christopher Chaney, J.D., Deputy Director for the United States Bureau of Indian Affairs Office of Justice Services
* Joseph Fink III, J.D./Ph.D., professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Senior Associate Vice President for Research & Economic Development
* Mary Holley, M.D., member of Alabama Attorney General’s Task Force on Methamphetamine; founder of Mothers Against Methamphetamine
* The Honorable John Irby, East Central Judicial District
* Andi Johnson, LAC, Director of Operations for ShareHouse Treatment Center
* Jane Maxwell, Ph.D., director of the Center for Excellence in Epidemiology in the Gulf Coast Addiction Technology Transfer Center
* Christopher Myers, J.D., Assistant United States Attorney
* Jean O’Connor, J.D./M.P.H., Senior Legislative Analyst and Deputy Manager of the Center for Health Policy: Legislative Analysis at the MayaTech Corporation
* Larry Robinson, North Dakota Senator
* Wayne Stenehjem, J.D., North Dakota Attorney General
* Peter Welte, J.D., Grand Forks County State’s Attorney
For more information, contact Rob Carolin, director of alumni and public relations, email@example.com, 777-2856.
|Wellness Center offers adult CPR, AED class|
A great opportunity to become certified in CPR and AED is happening right here on campus. On Monday, April 2, the UND Wellness Center will offer a single course covering the basics in Adult CPR and AED skills.
The class meets from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, in the Wellness Center classroom. Cost is $18 for the general public.
Learn the basics in CPR and AED. It is never a bad idea to be prepared and it may even save a life.
-- Andrew Laventure, CPR & AED Advisor, Wellness, AndrewLaventure@mail.und.edu, 777-well
|UPC presents political lecture April 2|
The University Program Council (UPC) will sponsor a political lecture by Obrey Hendricks Monday, April 2, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Dr. Hendricks will examine the current political scene through the lens of religion by discussing his book, "The Politics of Jesus: Rediscovering the True Revolutionary Nature of Jesus’ Teaching and How They Have Been Corrupted." In "The Politics of Jesus," Dr. Hendricks examines the inherent contradictions that exist at the intersection of politics and religion in our society, and asserts that Jesus’ politics were not those of the religious leaders and politicians who claim to espouse them today.
Crucial questions that Dr. Hendricks addresses include:
* Why Jesus couldn’t get elected in today’s political climate.
* Are politics and religion compatible?
* Do large corporations love their neighbors as themselves?
* Why do “politicians of faith” abuse the “faith” they preach?
* Does religion have a role in public policy?
* Are gay marriage, abortion and stem cell research political or religious issues?
A former Wall Street investment executive and past president of Payne Theological Seminary, the oldest African American theological seminary in the United States, Hendricks is currently professor of Biblical interpretation at New York Theological Seminary. He holds the Master of Divinity with academic honors from Princeton Theological Seminary, and both the M.A. and Ph.D. in Religions of Late Antiquity from Princeton University. He is a principal commentator in The Oxford Annotated Bible, one of the most widely-used academic study Bibles in the English-speaking world, and a contributing editor to The Encyclopedia of Politics and Religion. Hendricks is a widely sought after speaker, lecturer and media commentator.
The event is free and everyone is invited to attend. Please call me for more information.
-- Linda Rains, Coordinator of Civic Leadership, Memorial Union, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-4076
|Family and Community Nursing celebrate National Public Health Week|
Despite growing health risks and a host of awareness campaigns, studies show Americans remain largely unprepared for public health emergencies. The Department of Family and Community Nursing at the College of Nursing is hoping to help change that locally with a number of projects. The projects are prompted by “Take the First Step! Preparedness and Public Health Threats: Addressing the Unique Needs of the Nation’s Vulnerable Populations,” the theme for the National Public Health Week, April 2-8.
In Grand Forks, community health students, led by instructor Amy Knutson, are working with the Public Health Department to organize outreach events during National Public Health Week. The students will help elderly individuals evaluate their level of preparedness for a disaster, and will provide education as to how to become better prepared in case of such an event. The outreach events are scheduled to take place at the local Senior Citizens Center as well as an assisted living facility.
In addition to education, attendees will have the opportunity to register for door prizes. Students have gathered supplies donated by community businesses to put together a "Disaster Preparedness Kit." “All nursing students have the opportunity to assess a community, or special population within a community, for their assets and needs related to various health issues,” said Liz Tyree, chair of the Family & Community Nursing Department.
Public health efforts also extend to the rural communities. Senior community health students, working with Tyree, have studied the response of the Northwood community in assisting evacuees from Grand Forks during the 1997 flood. In addition, these students have assessed the Northwood community's capacity to handle a similar "surge" of individuals needing assistance during a disaster today. In the coming weeks the students will drill a bomb threat and a decontamination at the Northwood Deaconess Health Center, a combined hospital and nursing home facility with an adjoining Community Health Center. In 1995, former President William Jefferson Clinton proclaimed the first full week of April as National Public Health Week (NPHW). Each year since then, the public health community has focused on issues that are important to improving the public’s health.
Every year, the American Public Health Association (APHA) serves as the organizer of NPHW and develops a national campaign to educate the public, policy makers and practitioners about issues related to the theme. For additional information, please visit their web site at www.nphw.com.
|"Understanding White Privilege" discussion is April 3|
The UND diversity sub-committee and the Higher Education Learning Program (HELP) to Promote Diversity invite you to attend a discussion between UND and the University of New Mexico (Albuquerque) about diversity issues. Participation from all faculty, staff, and students is encouraged and will help foster understanding and learning of the forms of diversity that exist within society.
"Understanding White Privilege" will be discussed from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 3, at the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Facilitators are Clifford Staples, professor of sociology, and Steven Verney, assistant professor of psychology, University of New Mexico.
• Learn about the persistence of white privilege
• Discuss the need to strive for racial justice
• Discover and discuss different perspectives on white privilege.
-- Kerry Kerber, Associate Dean, Outreach Programs, Division of Continuing Education, email@example.com, 777-4264
|Center for Community Engagement invites campus community to open house|
The Center for Community Engagement announces a Spring Open House 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, to welcome the campus community to our new location at 317 Cambridge Street. The Center, launched in September of 2004, relocated between semesters from O’Kelly Hall to the former home of the Native American Center. Its mission is to link campus resources with community needs through experiential and service learning as well as public scholarship. Stop for a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and find out about the resources we have available. Please see our web site for additional information about the Center at www.communityengagement.und.edu
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2287
|Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn is April 4|
Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn presents "The Yellow Dress," a dramatic one-woman play about dating violence at noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, April 4, at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.
"The Yellow Dress" follows the story of a young woman who warmly tells us of her relationship with her boyfriend. It is a relationship that begins full of passion and promise, but ends in sheer tragedy.
A free lunch is provided. The event is sponsored by the Women's Center.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Womens Center, email@example.com, 777-4302
|Doctoral examination set for Linda Davis|
The final examination for Linda Davis, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 9:30 a.m. Thursday, April 5, in room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Professional Development and Participation in the Tri-City Middle Level Institute." Angela Koppang (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4005
|Box lunch session focuses on service learning|
The President’s Strategic Plan encourages us to engage students in service learning, but how can we best incorporate this component into our classes?
The April 5 On Teaching session, "Service Learning: Methods, Mishaps, and Miracles" will discuss ways service is like an extra “text” to study along with the more traditional class material. It can allow students to see first-hand the concepts they’re learning about in class, or it can complicate those concepts in interesting ways. But for being so educationally valuable, service is also a highly unpredictable text. How are the logistics arranged? What happens when plans fall through? What if a service experience does not produce the expected opportunities? How do you help students make the connection between what they’re studying in class and what they’re observing through their service?
Students from Hon 292: Coming to America have been working with the local refugee population all semester as they’ve been studying the immigration experience. We’ll use our experiences to explore ways to effectively work service into the curriculum to create meaningful educational opportunities.
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Tuesday, April 3.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost of Assessment, Academic Affairs, email@example.com, 777-6381
|Student ambassadors host talent search|
UND student ambassadors are hosting a talent search for any UND students or organizations. All talent variations from ventriloquists to garage bands are welcome, so please encourage students to audition.
Auditions start at 7 p.m. on both Tuesday, April 10, and Wednesday, April 11, at the Loading Dock, Memorial Union. Auditions are open to the public.
The top three acts from the auditions will have a short video shot and produced, free of charge. The videos will be placed online and all incoming new students will vote for the act they want to see perform for the Welcome Weekend opening sessions, Aug. 18. The winner will perform and win $500.
Applications can be printed from www.sa.und.edu. Applications are due Monday, April 2. Contact Heather at 777-6468 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
-- Heather Kasowski, Special Projects Coordinator, Enrollment Services, email@example.com, 777.6468
|Faculty-directed study abroad workshop is April 13|
The Office of International Programs is presenting a faculty-directed study abroad workshop on Friday, April 13, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.
This workshop is for you if you:
- Have considered offering a course in an international context.
- Have a topic in mind that you think students will enjoy.
- Know just the location in which it could be best taught.
- Don’t know what to do next.
- Want to know what procedures and regulations to follow.
- Want to find out who can help you make it happen.
Topics to be discussed:
- Logistics: when, where, who, what, and how
- Advertising and recruiting
- University regulations (insurance, registration, credit)
- The role/support of the Office of International Programs
A registration form is available at: http://www.und.edu/dept/oip/documents/Facultyinvitation4-07_001.pdf
-- Ray Lagasse, Director, International Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701.777.2938
|Time-Out Week and Wacipi set for April 16-22|
The University Indian Association (UNDIA) celebrates its 38th annual Time-Out Week and Wacipi, April 16-22. Each year Time-Out Week is planned, promoted, and hosted by UNDIA, one of the most enduring Native student organizations on campus. Most events are free and open to the public.
"Time-Out Week means taking the time out from your busy lives to take in some cultural education," said UNDIA President B.J. Rainbow, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and descendant of the Spirit Lake Nation and the Standing Rock Hunkpapa Nation. "This year's theme for the Wacipi is "Honoring our Veterans: Past, Present, and Future" and will recognize veterans of all nations and thank them for their service to the country."
The theme of this year's Time-Out Week celebration is "Empowering all Nations: Unity Through Wellness."
"Our theme is health focused, about wellness in all dimensions," said Twyla Baker-Demaray, UNDIA Time-Out Week co-coordinator.
"We have the new Wellness Center on campus and we wanted to highlight that and what it means to Native Americans," said Baker-Demaray. Julie Two Eagle is the other Time-Out Week co-coordinator.
The concluding event, the Time-Out Wacipi (Wa-chee-pee), is the first major spring contest powwow in the state. Thousands of spectators and hundreds of dancers from throughout the region attend this annual event.
As in years past, well-known dancers and drums from throughout the region are expected to attend. Each year new and returning Wacipi participants come together to celebrate the unique and rich Native American culture.
"Time-Out Week and the Wacipi are not just for Native people; they are events for all people," Baker-Demaray adds.
For more information about Time-Out Week and the Wacipi, or if you are interested in volunteering, please contact the University of North Dakota Indian Association at 777-4291 or send an e-mail to: MACROBUTTON HtmlResAnchor email@example.com.
Time-Out Week and Wacipi information is available on the UNDIA web site at: www.und.nodak.edu/org/undia.
The full Time-Out Week and Wacipi schedule follows:
Monday, April 16
* An opening ceremony will be held outside the Memorial Union at 11 a.m.
* "Honor the Earth" will be presented by Winona LaDuke in the Memorial Union's Lecture Bowl from noon to 1:30 p.m. The Earth is our source of existence and we must preserve it to ensure that a good way of life is passed on to our descendants. Listen to LaDuke speak to the environmental issues facing all cultures and how we can honor the Earth by keeping it and its occupants well. LaDuke has worked on land issues of the White Earth Reservation for nearly 30 years. As a writer, speaker, organizer, activist and leader, LaDuke offers a unique perspective to native environmental issues. Center for People and the Environment, AISES, Women's Center, and the School of Law are sponsoring LaDuke's presentations.
* Community book discussion of "The Grass Dancer" by Susan Power will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. at the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. Power, enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and a native Chicagoan, wrote this story set on a Sioux reservation in North Dakota. "The Grass Dancer" weaves a myriad of American Indian folk motifs into the fabric of reality, creating a vibrant tale about the connections among generations, about how the actions of our ancestors can affect our contemporary lives. Birgit Hans, chair and professor of Indian Studies department and approved facilitator of the North Dakota Humanities Council ND Reads Program, will facilitate discussion.
* "A Conversation with Writer, Speaker, Organizer, Activist and Leader, Winona LaDuke," will be held in the School of Law Baker Moot Court Room from 4:15 to 5:05 p.m. Listen to LaDuke speak about Federal government policy and tribal law. Ask her questions, hear her responses, and discuss views on Indian country issues. Sponsored by the School of Law.
* "An Evening with John Trudell" will be held from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Come view the acclaimed documentary on the life of John Trudell and stay for a discussion with the recording artist, poet, Vietnam veteran, and former chair of the American Indian movement. Trudell says, about himself, "Some people call me a poet, others say I am an activist. Some say my poetry and music is political . . . I don't buy into any of those labels. I may be a little bit of all those things, but I'm more than any of them. We all are. That's what makes us human." Co-sponsored by the Indian Studies Association.
Tuesday, April 17
* "The Earth as Healer" will be held in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Facilitator Alma Hogan Snell is an elder from the Crow Tribe of Montana. This session will discuss Hogan Snell's experiences as an ethno-botanist. She has become passionate about preserving her culture and the traditional uses for native plants. Learn how the Earth can heal through the use of herbs and roots. Hogan Snell is an author, teacher, historian and cultural presenter living in Fort Smith, Mont. Co-sponsored by AISES and The Center for People and the Environment.
* "Oral Traditions: Lessons of Life" will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Loading Dock. Facilitator Chris Nelson, assistant professor in the Department of English will lead students and faculty in reading and sharing traditional stories. Learn about the lessons taught through stories and the importance of oral traditions in the American Indian culture. Co-sponsored with the Department of English and the Indian Studies Association.
* "Sacred Sites and the Mt. Rushmore Experience" will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union's River Valley Room. Alisha Hall, a UND graduate and facilities administrative assistant for Mt. Rushmore Memorial in Keystone, S.D., will help participants discover the significance of sacred sites in the American Indian culture. Learn about the Indian peoples who call the He Sapa (Black Hills) their home and "church."
* "AISES Family Science Night" will be held from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Family Science Night welcomes families with children of any age and promises science adventures for all. Hands-on science experiments will be available with directions on how to conduct these at home. Door prizes and refreshments will be available. Co-sponsored by AISES and the Dakota Science Center.
* "Exploring the American Indian Experience" will be held from 7:15-8:30 p.m. at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Learn the basic facts concerning American Indians in the twenty-first century. Topics will include demographic information, issues facing tribal governments, issues facing Indian people and U.S. policy. Also being discussed are the stereotypes about Indians along with factual information. Members of the audience will be encouraged to ask questions and discover the truths about American Indian culture. Greg Gagnon is an assistant professor in the Department of Indian Studies, and a citizen of the Bad River Band of the Lake Superior Chippewa. Co-sponsored by the Department of Indian Studies.
Wednesday, April 18
* "American Indian Music" will be held from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Robert "B.J." Rainbow is an experienced drummer, singer and grass dancer in regional and national contest powwows. Prairie Rose is a poet and activist who lives, works and writes in Fargo. She is a member of the Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation in North Dakota, and is a traditional dancer. Rainbow and Prairie Rose will explore the powwow experience through music and dance. Learn the differences between powwow songs, the etiquette around the drums, and appropriate songs for each dance category. Audience participation will be part of this experience.
* "American Indian Cooking" will be held at the Student Wellness Center's Burnt Toast Kitchen from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Join Twyla Baker-Demaray (Mandan, Hidatsa, and Arikara Nation) and Hillary Kempenich (Turtle Mountain Chippewa, Ojibway, Cree and French Canadian) as they help participants discover how food can be an important part of cultural transmission, religious observance, and family life for cultures around the world. Baker-Demaray and Kempenich team up again this year to demonstrate traditional Native American comfort foods. Bring an eagerness to learn about Native cooking and an empty stomach! Call Dawn at 777-6393 if you plan to attend this event.
* "Tipi Construction Class" will be held in the Merrifield Greenspace on the quad side of campus from 3 to 5 p.m. Instructors Chris Eells and B.J. Rainbow invite participants to join this class, taught through the Department of Indian Studies, to help students and builders construct a tipi. Ask questions about the tipi and understand the traditions connected to tipi construction. Co-sponsored by the Department of Indian Studies.
* "Visual Storytelling by Scott McCloud" will be held from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Join leading cartoonist and comic theorist Scott McCloud in his presentation and visual lecture on comics and technology. McCloud has written "Understanding Comics," "Reinventing Comics," and "Making Comics," all in graphic novel form. He is also the creator of the comic series Zot! and web comics. Come hear and see McCloud discuss comics, storytelling, online comics and Japanese comics.
* "Snaring the Sun and Other Short Stories" will be held from 7 to 8:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Listen to the stories passed on from generation to generation by Cecilia Myerion's family. Myerion, an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa and Ojibwe language instructor, will demonstrate the importance of oral traditions and how they are used for enjoyment, entertainment and teaching lessons for all generations.
Thursday, April 19
* The "Fifth Annual American Indian Research Forum" will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Current research activities will be shared concerning health risks and health promotion among American Indian communities. Exhibits, discussion and poster sessions are planned. Keynote speaker is Darryl Tonhemah, director of health promotion programs at the University of Oklahoma. For more information on this session, visit http://med.und.nodak.edu/depts/rural/airf/. Sponsored by the Center for Rural health at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
* "Beading as a Tradition and Stories of Life" will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. Denise Lajimodiere has been beading since receiving her first loom at age eight. Dr. Lajimodiere is a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Tribe and is currently an assistant professor in NDSU's Department of Educational Leadership. Participants will have the opportunity to try the "lazy" stitch used in moccasins, leggings and beaded capes along with the appliqué stitch used for floral design and barrettes. Limited to 30 people, so please call Dawn at 777-6393 to reserve a spot.
* "Native American Spirituality and Wellness" will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the International Centre. Joe McGillis is an enrolled member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, and director of the Native American Resource Center in Trenton, N.D., where he runs the alcohol and drug treatment program, mental health program and youth program. McGillis will share aspects of spirituality present in the American Indian culture and explain the significance of traditional ceremonies.
Friday, April 20
* "McNair Research Forum" will be held from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m. at the Memorial Union Loading Dock. For more information and a schedule of McNair student research papers being presented, contact Patrice Giese, McNair Program, 777-4931 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
* "Your Journey to Health and Wellness" will be held from 11 to 11:50 a.m. at the Student Wellness Center. Join Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills and discover the spirit of an Olympian through a journey of perseverance and hard work. Learn how this man of meager means grew to become an athlete of global fame through an unexpected win in the 10,000 meter run in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics. Mills was born on the Pine Ridge reservation in South Dakota. The discipline and focus he learned in the Marines changed the course of his life. Mills qualified for two events in the 1964 Olympic Games: the 10,000 meters and the marathon. He overcame odds when he won his Gold Medal and set the American and Olympic record in the 10,000 meter run.
* "Walk or Run with Olympian Billy Mills" will be held from noon to 1 p.m. and will begin at the Student Wellness Center. In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Hyslop Sport Center. Get physical and participate in a 3K walk/run with the 1964 Olympic Gold Medalist Billy Mills. Anyone walking or running in this event will receive a prize at the finish line. Co-sponsored with UND cross country and track teams, and Student Wellness Center.
* "Wacipi" grand entry begins at 7 p.m. at the Hyslop Sports Center Arena. Join UNDIA and the UND community in welcoming world champion powwow dancers and drums to celebrate this year's event, which will honor American Indian veterans. Dancer and drum registration begins at 5 p.m.
Powwow fee: $5 per day; $8 weekend pass; free for children 5 and under, adults 55 and older, and UND students with a current UND student ID.
Saturday, April 21
Wacipi will continue at the Hyslop Sports Center, with grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m. Dancer and drum registration closes at 2 p.m. A community feast featuring a traditional meal will be served at 5:30 p.m. This is the first major spring contest powwow in the state. The public is invited to join in the annual celebration as singers and dancers compete for prizes. Volunteers will be available for assistance and to answer questions. Copies of "The Guide to Understanding the Powwow as a Celebration of Life" will be available.
The UNDIA Time-Out Week "5-on-5 Men's Basketball Tournament" will be held at the Hyslop Multi-purpose Room Saturday, April 21, and Sunday, April 22. There are eight team slots and the entry fee is $300 for each team. For more information, contact Joseph LaFountain at (701)477-4045 or e-mail email@example.com.
Sunday, April 22
This is the third and final day of the Wacipi at the Hyslop Sports Center. A grand entry is scheduled for 1 p.m.
The "5-on-5 Basketball Tournament" will conclude today.
|April IRB meeting canceled; next meeting is May 4|
The Institutional Review Board meeting scheduled for Friday, March 30, (which was a rescheduled date for April's meeting) has been canceled. The next scheduled meeting is Friday, May 4, at 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.
Proposals that require subcommittee and full board review should be submitted to the IRB by Tuesday, April 17.
Proposals that require full board review should be submitted to the IRB by Tuesday, April 24.
-- Renee Carlson, Coordinator, Institutional Review Board, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4079
|Submit award nominations by April 13|
Again this spring, the University will present 10 awards for merit of $1,000 each to staff employees. In addition, the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award of $1,000 will be presented.
The Meritorious Service Awards will be given to employees in each of five major groups. These groups and the number of awards presented are: executive, administrative, and professional (3); technical/ paraprofessional (1); office support (3); crafts/trades (1); and services employees (2). The Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award may be given to an employee from any of the groups.
Eligible employees are UND employees employed on a regular basis who are not in a probationary period. Those not eligible for consideration include the president, vice presidents, deans, associate and assistant deans, teaching and research faculty, and the human resources director. Also ineligible are award winners from the previous seven years. All members of the University community are encouraged to nominate eligible employees for the awards. Submit nomination forms to Human Resources, Stop 8010, by Friday, April 13. Nomination forms are available from the Office of Human Resources, Room 313, Twamley Hall or electronically at www.humanresources.und.edu.
The awards will be presented during the annual Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel, Tuesday, May 8.
Please direct any questions concerning this program to the Office of Human Resources at 777-4361 or email@example.com. -- Diane Nelson, director, Office of Human Resources.
|Instructional development director sought|
The University is seeking applications for the director of the Office of Instructional Development (OID). The primary responsibility is to advance the mission of OID, which is to enhance the quality of teaching and learning at the University of North Dakota. Duties include administering personnel and operating budgets of OID offices and programs and coordinating all faculty development programs such as the Alice T. Clark Mentoring Program, the Outstanding Faculty Awards Committee, and the Faculty Instructional Development Committee, etc. The director has the opportunity to develop new instructional development programming at UND. The OID director may teach as an overload and maintain scholarly activity in fields aligned with the position, as time permits. The appointment is a 10-month (Aug. 15 to June 15) faculty directorship position reporting to the vice president of academic affairs. Qualifications include an earned doctorate or terminal professional degree, excellence in university teaching, demonstrated knowledge of pedagogy issues, and an ability to work with diverse faculty, staff, students, and administrators. Desirable attributes include a strong commitment to faculty development, demonstrated expertise in written and oral communication, and demonstrated team leadership and organizational skills. Experience with the tenure and promotion process is a plus. More details can be found at the OID web site <http://www.und.edu/dept/oid/index.htm>. Submit a letter of application, a curriculum vitae, a one- to two-page vision statement for Instructional Development at UND, a reflective teaching statement, and the names of three references to: OID Search Committee, c/o Vice President for Academic Affairs, 264 Centennial Dr Stop 8176, UND. Review of applications will begin April 5, and continue until the position is filled. UND is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
-- Harmon Abrahamson, OID Search Committee chair, Chemistry, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4427
|Up to 20 "retreat grants" available|
Departments have a this-year-only opportunity to apply for “closing the assessment loop” retreat grants, for retreats to be held this spring, summer, or early fall. Departments may apply to receive Bush-funded grants of up to $500, which can be used for food (consistent with University guidelines), duplicating, and/or faculty stipends for pre-retreat organization, retreat facilitation, or data analysis.
The best assessment work is usually done in departments where there’s a mechanism for yearly conversations about data collected, in conjunction with planning for the next academic year. Receiving a retreat grant will enable faculty in your department to have this kind of retrospective/prospective discussion. Several purposes can be served by a retreat: (1) sharing of data makes productive faculty discussion possible – results become part of the departmental conversation about teaching, learning, and curriculum; (2) discussing findings prior to a departmental planning session means that responses, as needed, can be identified and built in to the next year’s plans; (3) faculty have a built-in opportunity to reach consensus about program, curriculum, and assessment work to be done in the next year; (4) by the end of the retreat, all relevant assessment work for the year, including any loop-closing plans, will be recorded in minutes and/or in handouts, so the work of collecting and organizing assessment data for the annual report is complete.
To apply for a retreat grant: Please submit a one to two page proposal 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). Send to Joan Hawthorne, Box 8176 or email@example.com. Retreat proposals should be received by April 10, and departments will receive responses within one week so there’s time to plan for end-of-term retreats.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4684
|AURA 2007 gives students opportunities in research|
Available for the summer and the fall semester of 2007, the North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR), Advanced Undergraduate Research Award (AURA) program is an important and successful means for increasing the number of undergraduate students participating in faculty mentored research. AURA activities give undergraduate students an opportunity to directly experience academic research under the direction of a faculty mentor and to learn about graduate school at a point during their studies when they need to be making critical decisions about their future careers.
It is expected that AURA students will become contributing members of their research groups and be mentored into research careers. It is also expected that AURA students will apply for at least one nationally competitive undergraduate scholarship, such as the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
A complete list of UND research opportunities and application forms are available from ND EPSCoR’s web page at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu
Faculty are encouraged to call this opportunity to the attention of their students. Student applications must be received by noon Wednesday, April 11, in the ND EPSCoR Office, Stop 7093, Twamley Hall Room 415.
For more information, please contact me.
-- Gary E Johnson, Interim Vice President for Research and Co-Project Director for ND EPSCoR, ND EPSCoR, email@example.com, 701-777-2492
|English language instructor in China sought for fall semester|
UND's sister university in Shanghai is seeking an oral English language instructor for fall 2007. The students are college freshmen enrolled in our joint business management program in China.
PREFERRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
* Experience teaching English language
* Master's degree in hand, or in progress
DATES OF INSTRUCTION:
* Last week in September to the first week in January
* 12 contact hours per week plus office hours
* Round-trip air to China
* On-campus housing in Foreign Experts Guest House (bedroom, sitting room, private bath)
* RMB 5,000 per month* (enough to live comfortably in China, approximately U.S. $600)
* Additional pay for teaching additional classes
HOW TO APPLY:
* E-mail cover letter and CV/resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
For questions or additional information, contact me.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs, email@example.com, 777-4824
|Study Abroad fall deadline is April 1|
The Study Abroad Fall deadline is fast approaching! Please encourage all students to hand in all application materials by April 1. If students are still interested in studying abroad, have them stop by the International Centre, 2908 University Ave., today.
-- Melinda McCannell-Unger, Education Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4756
|Beyond Boundaries Conference seeks proposals|
The University of North Dakota and the Conference Planning Committee invite you to present at the sixth annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning Conference Oct. 4 and 5, at the Memorial Union.
The Conference Planning Committee is currently accepting proposals for:
* 60-minute concurrent sessions, as well as
* technology tidbits, seven-minute oral poster session featuring the latest technology being used in classrooms. We encourage you to share your knowledge, research and experience with other faculty, administrators and students in the region by submitting a proposal.
We are introducing a new format for proposals. “Birds of a Feather” discussions will take place during lunch, and this will be your opportunity to visit with a small group of people about your ideas.
The Beyond Boundaries Conference seeks to:
* promote and encourage discussion about innovative practices using technology in teaching and learning
* offer networking opportunities for higher education professionals in the region
* discuss current successes and challenges involved in integrating technology for effective teaching and learning in higher education
* Share current research and gain skills that are helpful in integrating technology in teaching and learning
Participants may be:
* Higher education faculty from all disciplines
* Higher education administrators
* Curriculum designers and online course developers
* Distance education professionals
* Instructional and information technology support specialists
* Student service representatives
* Undergraduate and graduate level students
* Individuals interested in integrating technology into teaching and learning
For more information on how to submit a proposal, please visit www.beyondboundaries.info.
You may also contact the Office of Conference Services at 777-2663 or toll free at 866-579-2663, or e-mail email@example.com [subject: Beyond Boundaries].
All proposals must be submitted online and are due Monday, April 9. We look forward to reviewing your proposals. The event is planned and sponsored by the University of North Dakota.
-- Robyn von Ruden, Conference Coordinator, Division of Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4274
|U.S. Bancorp Foundation offers nonprofit grants|
The U.S. Bancorp Foundation giving program partners with local nonprofits to meet specific needs within each community with a U.S. Bank office. Within their funding guidelines, they consider grant requests without regard to race, gender, disability, religion, ethnicity, age or sexual orientation. Through the Foundation charitable contributions program, they seek to build strong partnerships and lasting value in their communities by supporting organizations that: improve educational and economic opportunities of low- and moderate-income individuals and families; and enhance the cultural and artistic life of their communities.
The U.S. Bancorp Foundation supports organizations and programs that advance the funding priorities described below and that are located in a community with a U.S. Bank office. They consider the following requests:
Unrestricted general operating support: Unrestricted general operating support requests from organizations that: 1) deliver effective programs with measurable outcomes in response to community needs; 2) are financially stable; 3) receive and provide strong leadership; 4) collaborate to maximize effectiveness; 5) involve constituents in planning.
Program support: Support for programs that are highly effective or innovative and do not duplicate other programs or services.
Capital support: A small number of requests for capital support are considered from organizations that meet all other funding criteria and with which they have a pre-existing relationship. They do not make lead gifts, and grants generally do not exceed one percent of the campaign contribution goal.
Contributions of equipment and property: U.S. Bancorp provides occasional in-kind contributions of miscellaneous office equipment and property when available. For information about available items, contact the charitable contributions contact in your local area.
Funding priorities are:
* Economic opportunity: Creation of economic opportunity through grants to organizations that provide affordable housing, encourage self-sufficiency, and assist economic development.
* Affordable housing: Support for: 1) organizations that support preservation, rehabilitation and construction of quality affordable housing that assists low- and moderate-income populations; and 2) programs that provide home buyer counseling and related economic education to individuals and families with low and moderate incomes.
* Self-sufficiency. Support for: 1) programs that assist low- and moderate-income individuals in development of work and life skills essential to self-sufficiency, with a focus on work-entry programs, specific skills training, employment retention, and personal financial management training; and 2) broad child-care and transportation initiatives designed to help people transition from welfare to work (no funding is provided for direct service providers or individual child-care providers).
* Economic development. Support for programs in low- and moderate-income areas that support small business development and expansion, commercial revitalization, and job creation.
* Education. Support for: 1) innovative programs that help low-income and at-risk students succeed in school and prepare for post-secondary education; 2) financial literacy training; 3) effective mentoring programs, with priority given to programs that reach a broad number of students, bring together community resources, support curriculum innovation, and can, if successful, be replicated.
* Cultural and artistic enrichment. Funding for organizations and programs that: 1) build audiences for the arts, especially among underserved populations; 2) bring select and limited civic amenities to underserved, rural communities; and 3) promote the arts in education.
Because U.S. Bancorp supports the United Way as an effective means of meeting human service needs, organizations receiving primary funding support from a United Way organization are not eligible for a direct grant from the U.S. Bancorp Foundation.
U.S. Bancorp considers employee involvement in evaluating contribution requests, and supports volunteer involvement programs for employees in their communities. The U.S. Bancorp Foundation Matching Gifts Program matches qualifying contributions of cash and stock made by U.S. Bancorp employees to nonprofit organizations or higher education institutions on a dollar-for-dollar basis from a minimum of $50 up to an annual maximum of $1,000.
Funding restrictions: The U.S. Bancorp Foundation charitable contributions program will not provide funding for: 1) organizations that are not tax-exempt under Internal Revenue Code section 501(c)(3); 2) fraternal organizations, merchant associations, chamber memberships or programs, or 501(c)(4) or (6) organizations; 3) fundraising events or sponsorships; 4) "pass through" organizations or private foundations; 5) organizations outside U.S. Bancorp communities; 6) programs operated by religious organizations for religious purposes; 7) political organizations or organizations designed primarily to lobby; 8) individuals; 9) travel and related expenses; 10) endowment campaigns; 11) deficit reduction; 12) organizations receiving primary funding from United Way; 13) organizations whose practices are not in keeping with the company's equal opportunity policy
For complete information and an application, see the U.S. Bank web site at: http://www.usbank.com/cgi_w/cfm/about/community_relations/grant_guidelines.cfm.
-- Barry I. Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, email@example.com, 701/777-4278
|Studio One features creative counseling, energy efficiency|
Learn how one high school is making students' lives a little happier on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. For the past six years, a Minnesota high school has been using a unique counseling method. One special guest has been offering warmth and comfort through something other than words. Learn how a four-legged friend is spreading happiness to students.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, 16 million tons of carbon dioxide is emitted into the atmosphere every 24 hours. Some countries are proposing plans to change this. Learn what is being done to utilize energy more efficiently on Studio One.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-3818
|cScibot Lego robotic camp announces dates|
The Department of Computer Science will sponsor a Lego robotics camp for students 10 to 14 years old. The first session will run July 23-27 from 1 to 4 p.m. The second camp will run July 30 to Aug. 3, also from 1 to 4 p.m. Campers will use the Lego Mindstorm Robotics kit to build several computer-controlled robots. They will learn how to control the robot to avoid obstacles, pick up and carry objects, and even compete in a Sumo-style robot competition. The cost is $60 and can be paid by credit card or check (made payable to UND). Space is limited. Go to www.cs.und.edu/cscibot for the registration form or call us at 777-4107 and we will mail it out.
-- Annette Glennon, Administrative Secretary, Computer Science, email@example.com, 7-4107
|Campus invited to place events in online calendar|
Members of the campus community are invited to place their events in the online UND calendar. Just click on "calendar" from the UND home page at www.und.edu to see a list of events, or click on "submit event" to place your information online.
Students are also welcome to place club meetings, talks, and other events on the University calendar. If you have questions or need more information, please contact me.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Promote your UND summer events for free|
Is your department or program area planning a non-credit event at UND this summer between May 1 and Aug. 31? Do you want more publicity about your summer events? Take this opportunity to submit your event information to the UND summer events Calendar by going to the online form found at www.summer.und.edu.
By submitting your summer event to the calendar, you can:
• Get free publicity
• Reach a larger audience
• Post your event brochure
• Link your event web site
The summer events calendar will be strategically marketed throughout the spring and into the summer through newspaper, radio, and web advertisements. There will also be flyers, posters, and brochures distributed across campus and in the community as part of this Summer at UND marketing campaign!
Types of events you should submit include, but are not limited to:
• Arts and cultural
• Ceremonies and specialized programs
• Health and sciences
• Professional development and training
• Sporting events
• Youth camps
The Summer at UND marketing campaign begins April 2. To ensure your event is posted during the prime marketing time, please submit your event information now:
Online Form: www.summer.und.edu
E-mail: email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit www.summer.und.edu or call the Summer Events Office at 777.0841.
The Summer at UND marketing campaign is sponsored by the UND Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC).
-- Julie Bean, Summer Events Program Specialist, Division of Continuing Education, email@example.com, 701-777-0441
|Wednesday, March 28, is Denim Day|
March's Denim Day is Wednesday, March 28, the last Wednesday of the month. March in North Dakota is always unpredictable, so enjoy the opportunity to go casual, wear your denim, and support charity -- no matter what the weather will be! Pay your dollar to your building coordinator and savor the moment. Need buttons or posters? Give me a call.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3791
|North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists specials|
Specials at the Music of Art Cafe follow:
* March 28, Entrée: Jambalaya; Soup: Tomato Basil
* March 29, Entrée: Thai Stir Fry; Soup: New England Chowder
* March 30, Entrée: Walleye Dinner; Soup: New England Chowder
The Museum Café and Coffee Shop, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Take-out is available, UND billing is accepted, and the conference room is available for luncheons. We also cater weekend and evening events, 777-4195.
Visit the Museum Cafe online at http://www.ndmoa.com/cafe.html
-- Connie Hulst, Office Manager, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 777-4195
|Old Main Marketplace announces lunch giveaway winner|
This week's winner in the Old Main Marketplace Food Court lunch giveaway is Heather Kasowski, special projects coordinator from Enrollment Services. Congratulations, Heather! If you are interested in a chance at free lunch, stop by the food court and drop your business card at the cashier. Drawings take place weekly.
-- Larry Cronin, General Manager, Old Main Marketplace, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-0438
|Get your health in tune and win an iPod!|
This is the final week of the promotion. Take a few minutes out of your day to learn more about your health and automatically be entered for your chance to win an iPod! We are excited to announce the NDPERS has a promotion to encourage you, a NDPERS group health plan covered member age 18 or older, to complete the health survey available on the myHealthConnection website at www.thedialogcenter.com/bcbsnd. If you are a first-time user to this web site, please use the steps outlined below and access this web site through the NDPERS web site.
If you electronically complete the health survey during the month of March 2007, you will automatically be enrolled in the pool for the iPod give-away. Thanks to Blue Cross, Blue Shield ND for donating the iPod. If you have already completed the survey, but want to be eligible for the drawing, then you must re-complete the survey during the month of March 2007. Please allow at least 15-20 minutes to complete the survey.
To begin, please visit the NDPERS web site at www.nd.gov/ndpers and select the iPod icon on the home page. You will be provided details about the survey and how to get started. The actual results of the survey are confidential. NDPERS will only receive verification of what members completed the survey. The winner will be notified by NDPERS no sooner than May 1. The winner will also be announced and published in our active employee newsletter.
Please note that if you were not enrolled on the NDPERS health insurance as of Jan. 1, 2007, you may not be set-up on the Health Dialog database and therefore, will not be eligible to enter. If you do not want to be entered in the pool for the drawing, please do not complete the health survey online during the month of March as it is automatic enrollment upon completion. If you would like to complete the survey but not be entered, you can request and complete a paper survey available through Health Dialog.
This information is provided by NDPERS.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, email@example.com, 777-0210
|Nominate students for Memorial Union Leadership Awards|
Nominations for the Memorial Union Outstanding Student Leader Award, Outstanding Student Organization Advisor Award, and Outstanding Student Organization Award are now available online at www.union.und.edu. You are strongly encouraged to nominate student leaders, organization advisors, or student organizations who have demonstrated outstanding leadership and service.
The Outstanding Student Leader award recognizes students who have exhibited exemplary leadership skills through their campus involvement, volunteer efforts, on-campus employment, or other life experiences. These nominees do not need to hold an elected office in a student organization.
The Outstanding Student Advisor Award recognizes student organization advisors for their commitment and dedication to students and their campus involvement.
The Outstanding Student Organization Awards recognize student organizations that have contributed in a significant way to the University and Grand Forks community over the past year. Nominations for this award should come from members of the organization.
Recipients of the awards will be honored at the Memorial Union Leadership Awards reception Friday, April 27.
Nominations need to be submitted online at www.union.und.edu and are due Wednesday, April 4, by 4:30 p.m. Leadership award policies are available on the Memorial Union web site at www.union.und.edu.
For more information, contact Cassie Gerhardt at firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-3667.
-- Cassie Gerhardt, Coordinator of Greek Life, Memorial Union, email@example.com, 777-3667
|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 Cardform. 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: Nurse Practitioner/Physician Assistant, Family Medicine-Minot, #07-253
DEADLINE: (I) 4/02/2007
SALARY: $65,000 - $80,000
POSITION: Project Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, #07-252
DEADLINE: (I) 3/28/2007
SALARY: $28,000 - $34,000
POSITION: DC-8 Avionics/Electrical Modifications Specialist, Aircraft Maintenance, #07-251
DEADLINE: (I) 3/28/2007
SALARY: $65,000 - $70,000
POSITION: DC-8 Maintenance Manager, Aircraft Maintenance, #07-250
DEADLINE: (I) 3/28/2007
SALARY: $60,000 - $65,000
OFFICE SUPPORT: No position vacancies.
CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE: No position vacancies.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|Medical School faculty members receive awards|
Two faculty members at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences have been selected to receive awards for outstanding teaching and research.
Roger Melvold, chair and professor of microbiology and immunology, has been selected to receive the Hippocratic Dignity Award for 2007. The award is given to a senior member of the faculty or administration who has exhibited a sustained and unwavering record of supporting all students and their educational programs in a dignified fashion.
Melvold teaches immunology and genetics to medical, graduate and undergraduate students. He has co-authored two textbooks, "Concise Medical Immunology," published in 2005, and "Lippincott Illustrated Reviews," which is scheduled to be released in August 2007. Department chairman since 1997, he was selected by medical students to receive the Golden Apple for teaching excellence in 1999 and the Reverend Elmer and Min West Memorial Faculty Award in 2002. In 2004, his department received the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research.
His research, which relates to multiple sclerosis, has focused on the effects of genetics on the immune system by examining genetic mutations in mice. He is a member of the American Association of Immunologists and the International Society of Neuroimmunology, and serves on the editorial board of the journal, Transplantation.
Holly Brown-Borg, associate professor of physiology, has been selected to receive the Dean H. David Wilson, M.D., Academic Award in Neurosciences for 2007. The award recognizes distinguished members of the medical school's faculty who have established a sustained record of achievement in the neurosciences.
Brown-Borg is a highly respected teacher and researcher who, with funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), conducts investigations into the relationship of the growth hormone to the aging process in the Ames dwarf mouse.
Her research has been published widely, including the journal, Nature, and has had a "great impact on the field of experimental gerontology," said Manuchair Ebadi, associate dean for research and program development at the UND medical school and associate vice president for medical research and special advisor to the president at UND.
In recognition of her research, she has received the NIH National Service Award and the rare honor of being named a Fellow of the Gerontological Society of America.
The awards will be presented during the UND medical school's May 13 commencement awards luncheon for the Doctor of Medicine Class of 2007.
Under the auspices of the UND Foundation, Ebadi established the endowments which fund these awards. He also created the Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness Award which recognizes an individual or organization for outstanding efforts in the area of health promotion. -- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
|NDWRRI proposal funded by national competitive program|
A proposal submitted through the North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute (NDWRRI) for the National Institutes for Water Resources and U.S. Geological Survey National Competitive Grants 104 (G) Program has been funded.
The proposal “Collaborative Research on in Situ Denitrification and Glyphosate Transformation in Ground Water: NAWQA Eastern Iowa Basins Study Unit” by Scott Korom, geology and geological engineering, in collaboration with Paul Capel, USGS Minnesota Water Science Center, is one of the three proposals submitted through NDWRRI. The study received $91,988 for three years. Out of 61 proposals submitted nationwide, eight are funded in this round. This is the second consecutive year that a proposal submitted through NDWRRI was successful in the highly competitive program.
Contamination of ground water by nitrate and pesticides is widespread in some areas of the country and can threaten drinking water supplies. It is well known that the most important removal mechanism of nitrate and most pesticides from ground water is biodegradation, but the in situ transformation rates are largely unknown. The results of the study will provide site-specific transformation rates for nitrate and glyphosate and extend the aquifer nitrate vulnerability index that was developed in earlier studies. The information is important for the development of tools and quantitative methods to characterize the transport and fate of agricultural chemicals in the Eastern Iowa Basins Study Unit, the Upper Midwest and elsewhere.
Under the 104(G) program, awards are available only to Water Research Institutes or Centers established pursuant to the provisions of section 104 of the Water Resources Research Act. NDWRRI is one of the 54 institutes throughout the nation, one per each state and territory organized under the umbrella organization, the National Institute for Water Resources. Objectives of the 104 (G) program include promoting collaboration between the USGS and university scientists in research on significant national and regional water resources issues; promoting the dissemination and application of the results of the research funded under this program; and assisting in the training of scientists in relevant water resource fields.
For additional information, contact G. Padmanabhan, NDWRRI director, at 701-231-7043 or email@example.com.
-- Steve Bergeson, Senior Writer, NDSU University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701 231-6101
|Remembering Oswald Hager|
Oswald Marven Hager, retired associate professor of business, died March 19 at Valley Memorial Homes Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. He was 98.
Hager, son of Martin and Nekolina (Tofsrud) Hager, was born March 31, 1908. He attended school in the Northgate and Flaxton, N.D., communities before attending St. Olaf College in Norfield, Minn., where he graduated in 1930. He was a high school teacher in Wasta and Huron, S.D., and later an associate professor at UND for several decades in the School of Business. He was known as the "Father of Distributive Education," an area of education he passionately believed in and advocated.
Hager and Helen Morrison, a teacher and homemaker, were married June 8, 1936. She died Oct. 18, 1994.
Hager was a member of numerous civic and University organizations, including SCORE, the Grand Forks Chamber of Commerce, and the Grand Forks Lions Downtown Club. He enjoyed traveling, camping and gardening.
He is survived by a son, Marvin M. Hager, Mandan, N.D., a daughter Carol (Dr. Larry) Larsen, Towson, Md., two grandchildren, four great grandchildren, brother Dr. Jerome Hager, Coon Valley, Wis., and sister, Evelyn Hill, Grand Forks.
Funeral services were held March 24 in Grand Forks. Memorials are preferred to the Oswald M. Hager Scholarship Fund, University of North Dakota.
|Remembering Woodrow (Woody) McBride|
Woodrow (Woody) McBride, retired mathematics faculty, died March 22 at Woodside Village, Valley Square, Grand Forks. He was 88.
McBride, the son of Isabelle Laing McBride and William George McBride, was born May 23, 1918 in Milton, N.D. He attended school in Milton and enjoyed many summers in his younger years berry picking in the beautiful wooded coulees in the surrounding area.
After graduating from high school, he attended Jamestown College (N.D.), graduating in 1940. He taught high school and coached basketball for six years in Lankin, Nekoma, and Wahpeton, N.D., as well as Carlton, Minn. He joined the mathematics department at UND in 1946 and completed his graduate work at UND, the University of Oregon in Eugene, the University of Wisconsin in Madison, and the University of New Mexico in Las Cruses. He was a caring and devoted teacher to his students at UND, always searching for new ways to help them better understand mathematics. He retired from UND in 1981.
He married Anna (Ann) Reidesel from Cathay, N.D., in 1944, and they were loving partners for 62 years. They spent many wonderful years together and loved to have afternoon coffee and pie, take short road trips, and winter in Arizona with their dear friends after Woody retired.
In his younger years, he loved to take on minor construction projects, have barbeques, and make the world's best malts. He enjoyed reading about current events, talking politics, listening to classical music (Mozart especially), watching westerns and Gunsmoke re-runs, and solving world problems over a good cup of coffee.
He was devoted to his family and was always a great listener. He was a trusted friend and confidant to many including his family, speaking well of and always finding the goodness in others.
McBride is survived by his son Scott McBride and Sandy Formo, Brooklyn Park, Minn.; Pat Anderson (McBride), St. Paul, Minn.; daughter, Rosanne McBride and son-in-law Tom Petros (Grand Forks); three grandsons, one granddaughter, two great grandsons, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, parents, brothers Robert (Bob), Lang, George, and Gordon; sisters Marjorie Kelly, Eleanor Robbins and Grace Johnson.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. today, March 27, at Amundson Funeral Home, Grand Forks. Cards and memorials may be made c/o Amundson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 12012, Grand Forks, ND 58201.
|Remembering Elizabeth (Betty) Schwanz|
Elizabeth J. (Betty) Schwanz, retired employee at Student Health Services, died March 24, in Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. She was 84.
Schwanz, daughter of Charles and Agnes (Hogan) Blackmore, was born Jly 7, 1922 in Grand Forks. She attended St. Michael's Catholic School and graduated from St. James Academy in Grand Forks. Upon the completion of her education, she began working at the Dakota Hotel where she met Willard Schwanz. They were married on May 11, 1956 in St. Michael's Church.
Schwanz worked at the Ryan Hotel, the Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and other veteran's establishments. AFter earning her Certified Addiction Counselor certificate from UND, she was employed at Northeast Human Services for several years. Later she was employed at Student Health Services at UND until her retirement.
Schwanz was an avid bowler and golfer. Her joys were her grandchildren. She was known to "Bubba" to them and loved to have them over for swimming and pizza on weekends. She loved following her grandchildren's sporting events at Grand Forks Central as well as being a Fighting Sioux fan.
She is survived by son Timothy (Pam) Schwanz; daughters, Tammy (Tim) Anderson and Jodi (Todd) Mischler, all of Grand Forks; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sister Colleen (William) Grassel, and several nieces and nephews.
Schwanz was preceded in death by her husband Willard, infant daughter, Holly; her parents; brother, Duane "Spud" Blackmore; sisters, Ethel "Junior" Pariseau, Patricia Silvey and infant sister Loretta Blackmore.
Services are at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel, South Washington St., Grand Forks. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Funeral Chapel.
|Remembering Rita Brown|
Rita Rosalie Brown, retired teacher of language arts in the Teacher Corps Division, formerly in the Department of Education at UND, died March 22 in Lakewood Care Center, Baudette, Minn. She was 99.
Brown, daughter of Francis and Marie (Daniels) Schaefer, was born Jan. 19, 1908 in Overly, N.D. She attended school in Bisbee, N.D., and was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith. She graduated from high school at the age of 16 and attended Valley City State College, where she earned her two-year teacher's certificate leading her to teaching jobs in Hansboro, Streeter, Picton, Great Walker and Rolla, N.D.
She was united in marriage to Charles Brown on Jan. 2, 1932, in Cando, N.D. They made their home on a farm in Hansboro before moving to Rolla, N.D. Charles died in 1963 and she continued to make her home in Rolla.
She received her B.A. from Minot State in 1964, and then while teaching in Belcourt, N.D., received her master's degree from UND in 1970. She moved to Grand Forks and was employed at UND in the Teacher Corps Division of the Department of Education, teaching language arts for a number of years until her retirement.
Brown continued to make her home in Grand Forks until she entered the Karlstad Health Care Center in 1998, where she resided for two years, then moved to the Lakewood Care Center in Baudette, Minn.
She was very active in sports and music throughout her entire life and was a member of the Silver Haired Legislature for three terms in Grand Forks, and a member of Grand Forks Woman's Club, Grand Forks Scotties, and the Retired Teachers Association.
Brown is survived by her son Charles (Gloria) Brown of Williams, Minn., one grandson, Michael (Tammy) Brown, two step granddaughters, one sister, Edith Peterson of Salem, Ore., along with other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers, Rhinard, Everett, Charles and Burnett; two sisters, Mildred and Lydia.
Memorial services are pending at the Lakewood care Center in Baudette. Internment will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Cemetery in Rolla, N.D. Arrangements are with Collins Funeral Home of Greenbush, Minn.