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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 59: March 22, 2007

Top Stories
Focused visit for HLC reaccreditation scheduled
Events to Note
UND employees invited to live Studio One telecast
Social work lecture on complexity theory is March 23
Frank Casey of NDSU will present next LEEPS Lecture
Science Day for Kids set for March 24
Classical guitarist performs at Museum
Roundtable dialogue on diversity is March 26
"Beyond Likeness" exhibit opens at North Dakota Museum of Art
Guys invited to take "time out" for health
Freedom from smoking class begins March 27
"This Fragile Earth, Our Island Home" is focus of lecture and film series
UN expert to speak at Space Studies colloquium
Medical School Dean's Hour features poetry
Libby Rankin Lecture Series continues
UPC presents political lecture April 2
Student ambassadors host talent search
Time-Out Week and Wacipi set for April 16-22
Nominate students for Memorial Union Leadership Awards
English language instructor in China sought for fall semester
ELS Language Centers seeks part-time registrar
North Dakota Quarterly features Louise Erdrich story
Information Technology creates new draft policy
Studio One features creative counseling, energy efficiency
U2 lists workshops
Promote your UND summer events for free
Wednesday, March 28, is Denim Day
Museum of Art seeks jewelry donations
Internal job openings listed
Focused visit for HLC reaccreditation scheduled

UND will be receiving a reaccreditation “focused visit” from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the NCA on April 7-8, 2008. This focused visit will occur because UND was found deficient in its assessment of student learning at the last comprehensive reaccreditation site visit. At that time, the accreditation team reported that too few departments were doing direct assessment of student learning, as documented in annual reports (in fact, site visitors reviewed departmental annual reports and singled out several as negative examples).

Specific areas of improvement to be achieved prior to the 2008 focused visit were described as follows: “all programs should have identified measurable learning goals, established more than one direct measure of student learning as well as indirect measures, reviewed outcomes of such measures, and taken actions indicated by the outcomes.” More generally, the HLC directed that the university should provide “evidence that UND is moving toward maturing levels of continuous improvement and that all faculty, students, and administrators across the University are involved in the assessment process.”

A steering committee has been formed in preparation for the spring 2008 focused visit. Steering committee members include Renee Mabey (Medicine), Robert Newman (Arts and Sciences), Margaret Healy (College of Education and Human Development), Kirsten Dauphinais (Law), Richard Schultz (Engineering), Duane Helleloid (Business and Public Administration), Kim Kenville (Aerospace), Helen Melland (Nursing and co-chair), Wayne Swisher (Graduate School), Lillian Elsinga (Student Services), Jane Sims (Continuing Education), and Joan Hawthorne (Provost’s Office and co-chair).

During the next year, steering committee members will continue to work with faculty to upgrade UND assessment processes and activities, but they will also be actively collecting information for inclusion in our report to the HLC (due in Fall 2007). Please be helpful if you are called by someone from the committee – this work is integral to the functioning of the entire institution, and it can be successful only with the efforts of everyone at the university.
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office,, 7-4684

UND employees invited to live Studio One telecast

All UND employees are invited to attend a live telecast of UND's award-winning television show, Studio One. Please consider joining us Thursday, March 22, at the UND Television Center in the Skalicky Tech Incubator. The technology tour begins promptly at 4:30 p.m. Visitors will also have the opportunity to view a live show as a member of the studio audience. Your visit will end at approximately 6 p.m.

For more information, please call 777-3818 or visit Hope to see you soon!
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center,, 701-777-3818

Social work lecture on complexity theory is March 23

Please join the Department of Social Work for a special lecture on Complexity Theory and Organizations, presented by Ralph Woehle from 9 to 11 a.m. Friday, March 23, in Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. In January, Dr. Woehle attended a two-week workshop at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, studying various types of theories. He has been studying complexity theory for the past six years. We hope to see you there! -- Jena Pierce, director of alumni relations and development, College of Education and Human Development.

Frank Casey of NDSU will present next LEEPS Lecture

Frank Casey of the North Dakota State University Department of Soil Science will present the next LEEPS lectures Friday, March 23. Dr. Casey will give his talk, "Hormones and Their Fate in the Environment," at noon Friday, March 23, in 100 Leonard Hall.

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

For more information, contact Scott Korom at 777-6156.
-- Connie Larson, Administrative Secretary, Geology & Geological Engineering,, 7-2248

Science Day for Kids set for March 24

Fifth- and sixth-grade students are invited to attend the annual Science Day Saturday, March 24, at the UND medical school. The free event is designed to stimulate children's interest in science and features a hands-on approach to learning. It is organized and hosted by the UND chapter of the American Medical Student Association (AMSA).

Participating students may choose to attend either the morning session (9 a.m. to noon), with registration beginning at 8:30 a.m., or afternoon session (1 to 4 p.m.), with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.

Supervised by medical students, activities will focus on human health and anatomy, the heart and the importance of exercise, awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, "grossology," medical instruments and how they're used, and various projects that demonstrate scientific principles.

For more information, contact the Office of Public Affairs at the medical school, 777-4305, or
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assitant to the Director, Public Affairs,, 701-777-4305

Classical guitarist performs at Museum

Classical guitarist Stephen Marchionda will perform in the Museum Concert Series at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, March 25, at 2 p.m. The Museum is located on Centennial Drive, UND campus.

Marchionda is emerging on the international concert scene as a performer who combines the expressive, colorist playing of the past with a modern technique, flair, imagination and scholarship. “...He turns in vibrant performances...energetic and vital, with a great sense of momentum and flow... cohesive and highly charged,” according to the American Record Guide. In highly acclaimed performances he has recently been featured at London's Wigmore Hall and at Carnegie Hall’s Weill Recital Hall (Aranjuez Series), where Soundboard Magazine wrote that “Imbued with depth and passion, Marchionda played engagingly and with a sense of drama...deftly played.” Elsewhere in the United States and Europe he has been invited to perform at the Kennedy Centre, Frick Collection, Aspen, Cheltenham and Les Soirees Des Junies Music Festivals; Lincoln Center, Trinity and St. Paul Churches (New York) BBC Radio 3, National Radio of Spain, U.S. National Public Radio, the Royal Opera House, Oxford, Columbia, Yale, MIT and George Washington Universities and the inaugural concert at the David Josefowitz Recital Hall, (Royal Academy of Music - London), as well as in Rome, Madrid, Granada, Athens, and Copenhagen.

Being strongly committed to promoting contemporary music, Stephen has premiered many works, including those written for him by renowned composers such as Nicholas Maw's "Music of Memory" and Tango from "Sophie’s Choice," and Sir Harrison Birtwistle’s "Today Too" (premiered with tenor Philip Langridge and flutist Sebastian Bell, written for the trio) Recently he premiered his arrangement for guitar and tenor of Henry Purcell's incidental music to Thomas d’Urfey’s play "A Fool’s Preferment."

He is a graduate of Yale University's School of Music and the Cleveland Institute of Music, and was a protégé of famed pedagogue Ricardo Iznaola. He was affiliated with the Royal Academy of Music in London in 1991, where he received classes with the celebrated guitarist Julian Bream. He has won many international prizes, including the Guitar Foundation of America's International Solo, the Segovia International, and the Manuel de Falla.

This presentation is underwritten by Bremer Bank and is supported by the Performing Arts Fund, a program by Arts Midwest funded by the National Endowment for the Arts with additional contributions from General Mills Foundation, Land O’Lakes Foundation, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts.

Tickets for the concert series can be purchased at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Tickets at the door per concert are non-members, $15; members, $13; and student and military, $5. Free admittance for children, middle school and under. Order your tickets today by calling 777-4195.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 701 777-4195

Roundtable dialogue on diversity is March 26

An open roundtable conversation on "Dialogue on Diversity" is set for 4 p.m. Monday, March 26, at the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Olaf Berwald (Modern and Classical Languages and Literatures) will host the discussion.

For more information, contact Berwald at 777-6435 or

"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,, 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,, 701-777-2097

Freedom from smoking class begins March 27

Are you a smoker seeking to give up the habit? Think you may need some extra help and support? A free quitting program is offered here at the UND campus. This eight-week cessation program meets on a weekly basis and lasts approximately 90 minutes. It takes you through the process of quitting, even dedicating one whole class to your “Quit Day.” The classes meet from noon to 2 p.m. at the Wellness Center.

To register contact either Theresa Knox at (701) 787-8140, or Amanda Eickhoff at 777-0210,

Your last chance to sign up is March 26. The first class is at noon Tuesday, March 27.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center,, 777-0210

"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.

Films are:
* "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,, 777-5377

UN expert to speak at Space Studies colloquium

Ashbindu Singh, regional coordinator, Division of Early Warning and Assessment - North America, United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), will deliver the next Space Studies colloquium talk at 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 28, in 210 Clifford Hall.

Dr. Singh has a Ph.D. in environmental science and has more than 30 years of experience in the area. After working for 13 years with India's Forest Service in various capacities at local, provincial, and national levels, he joined the UNEP in 1989. He has contributed to over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles and UNEP reports. He recently led a team that brought out UNEP's best seller, "One Planet Many People: Atlas of our Changing World."

The topic of his presentation is "Remote Sensing in Decision Making - an International Perspective." He will speak about his involvement with analyzing environmental sustainability around the world. His talk will focus on how to bridge the gap between science and policy and applications and communication of Earth observations technologies for environmental assessment and warning.

The colloquium is open to the public. All are welcome. -- Space Studies.

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 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

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,, 701-777-0871

Libby Rankin Lecture Series continues

This spring the Office of Instructional Development launched the Libby Rankin Scholarship of Teaching and Learning Lecture Series. 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 SoTL 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.

Our last presentation of the series will be given by Patti Alleva, Rodney and Betty Webb Professor of Law and a UND Bush Teaching Scholar, 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 mark your calendar and plan on coming for food, interesting talk and a lively discussion on topics of interest to faculty from all disciplines.
-- Anne Kelsch, Assistant Professor, History,, 7-6489

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,, 701-777-4076

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 Applications are due Monday, April 2. Contact Heather at 777-6468 or for more information.
-- Heather Kasowski, Special Projects Coordinator, Enrollment Services,, 777.6468

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

Time-Out Week and Wacipi information is available on the UNDIA web site at:

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 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

* "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

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.

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 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 and are due Wednesday, April 4, by 4:30 p.m. Leadership award policies are available on the Memorial Union web site at

For more information, contact Cassie Gerhardt at or 777-3667.
-- Cassie Gerhardt, Coordinator of Greek Life, Memorial Union,, 777-3667

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.

* Experience teaching English language
* Master's degree in hand, or in progress

* 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

* E-mail cover letter and CV/resume to

For questions or additional information, contact me.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs,, 777-4824

ELS Language Centers seeks part-time registrar

ELS Language Centers, an intensive English Language program housed on UND campus, is seeking a part-time registrar. The position is a 20-hour/week benefited position.

* associate degree or equivalent coursework in accounting/bookkeeping
* PC computer proficiency
* Good organizational and people skills
* Cross-cultural experience or interest

Please fax resume to: or inquire at 777-6755.

-- Jill Shafer, Center Director, ELS Language Centers Grand Forks,, 777-6755

North Dakota Quarterly features Louise Erdrich story

“Town Fever” by Louise Erdrich is the lead story in the latest issue of North Dakota Quarterly (Fall 2006). Set in Minnesota in 1857 it describes the arduous trek of a group of men intent on becoming the first settlers in the Red River Valley. Their winter journey is a tragicomic story of human hope and defeat.

Louise Erdrich is a North Dakota native, author of a dozen books set in North Dakota and Minnesota, and announced recipient of a forthcoming honorary doctorate from UND this May.

Copies of that issue of North Dakota Quarterly are available in the North Dakota Museum of Art gift shop, Barnes and Noble Bookstore, and the North Dakota Quarterly office, Room 15, Merrifield Hall, Stop 7209, 777-3322. -- Robert Lewis, editor.

Information Technology creates new draft policy

A new draft policy has been created by a campus-wide group of subject matter experts concerning reporting and responding to information technology incidents. The entire campus community is invited to review this draft policy and provide comments at . The comment period is through April 25. Please visit for additional details. If you have questions, please contact Brad Miller, the information technology security officer, at 777-3587 or e-mail .
-- Brad Miller, IT security officer, Information Technology Systems and Services.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

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,, 701-777-3818

U2 lists workshops

Below are the U2 workshops for March 20 to April 2. Visit our web site for more.

Records Retention and E-Mail
March 20, 9 to 10 a.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union
During this workshop you will learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, UND policy and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Defensive Driving
March 21, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator
This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Tim Lee.

Employee Rights and the Law
March 22, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Learn about your rights as an employee by discussing the following: “At Will” employment, due process, the grievance and appeal process. Understand the best way to approach an issue or condition with your supervisor. Learn what your options are as an employee.
Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Facilities Discoverer Reports Training
March 22, 9 to 10 a.m.
The billing charges from Facilities will be posted to PeopleSoft in a summarized format. To access the detailed information, each department will need to have access to Discoverer reports and be trained on how to access the detail and summary information for their departments. These reports will break down the charges by individual work orders and/or projects. Presenter: Laura Thoreson.

PeopleSoft Student Records Tips and Tricks
March 23, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II, Room 361
This workshop is intended for department secretaries and administrative assistants and other academic support staff. We will review procedures for student-specific permission processing, and go over a number of tips and shortcuts for navigating in PeopleSoft. The second hour will be devoted to answering any questions you might have about navigation or procedures. Presenters: Registrar’s Office.

Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials
March 27, 10 a.m. to noon, Auxiliary Services Conference Room
Find out what your responsibilities are if you ship or receive hazardous material. If you fill out paperwork for a package, put material in a package, hand a package to a delivery person, receive a package from a delivery person, or open a package containing hazardous material, then you must have this training. Presenter: Greg Krause.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: phone, 777-2128; e-mail,, or online Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) how you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Sara Satter, U2 Program Assistant, University Within the University,, 701-777-2128

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

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:
Phone: 777.0841
E-mail: or

Visit 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,, 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,, 777-3791

Museum of Art seeks jewelry donations

The North Dakota Museum of Art is seeking jewelry donations for its second annual costume jewelry sale. Any items, from costume to finer collectible pieces, are welcome. All proceeds will benefit children's programs at the Museum. Please bring your donations to the Museum or call 777-4195 to arrange for your jewelry to be picked up. Stories or anecdotes to go along with the jewelry are especially welcome.

The jewelry sale, Antique to Chic, will be held Sunday, May 6, from 3 to 5 p.m. and is open to the public.
-- Sue Fink, Director of Education, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 777-4195

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 iInsurance 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: Assistant Director Housing, Housing, #07-247
DEADLINE: (I) 3/23/2007
SALARY: $35,000 - $38,500

POSITION: Associate Vice President for Outreach Services & Dean of Outreach Programs, #07-091
DEADLINE: Internal applicants will be considered with the external. Open Until Filled (Review of applications will begin November 15, 2006.)
SALARY: Commensurate with experience


POSITION: Aircraft Dispatcher (variable schedule), Aerospace Sciences, #07-249
DEADLINE: (I) 3/23/2007
SALARY: $20,000 - $22,000


POSITION: Account Assistant, Student Financial Aid, #07-248
DEADLINE: (I) 3/23/2007
SALARY: $24,000 - $26,000


POSITION: Journeyman Systems Mechanic (re-advertised), Facilities, #07-198
DEADLINE: (I) 3/26/2007
SALARY: $30,000 - $40,000
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621