|Helen Hamilton Day addresses immigration|
UND Law Women’s Caucus presents Helen Hamilton Day, March 1-2. This year’s conference is titled, “Coming to America: Legal Perspectives on Immigration.” Events will take place in the Baker Courtroom, School of Law, beginning at 11:05 a.m. Thursday, March 1. This two-day seminar is free to the public and has been approved for five continuing legal education credits and applied for Minnesota continuing legal education credits.
Four guest speakers will present as follows:
Thursday, March 1:
* Arabella Demeterio, Migrant Legal Services, “Unique Legal Issues with Migrant Workers,” 1 p.m. Baker Courtroom.
* Hatidza Asovic, North Dakota Legal Services, “Domestic Violence in the Context of Newly Arrived Americans,” 2:05 p.m., Baker Courtroom.
Friday, March 2:
* Sam Myers, Myers Thompson P.A., “Employment-Based Immigration,” 9:05 a.m., Baker Courtroom.
* Dan Kesselbrenner, National Immigration Project, “Crimes and Immigration,” 10:10 a.m., Baker Courtroom.
This two-day event is hosted by the UND Law Women’s Caucus student organization and is co-sponsored by the State Bar Association of North Dakota.
Helen Hamilton was the first woman graduate of the School of Law, graduating in 1905. The annual day honors the accomplishments of Hamilton and other women graduates of the law school.
-- Rob Carolin, Director of Alumni and Public Relations, Law School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-2856
|Theatre department presents "True West"|
The theatre department presents the play "True West" by Sam Shepard downstairs at the Burtness Lab Theatre through Saturday, March 3, beginning at 7:30 p.m. each evening.
"True West" is a study in sibling rivalry. In some families, brotherhood only means familiar genetics and any brush with family is accidental. In this case, Lee and Austin's relationshiip is the basis for a hilarious combination of fits and fights, leading them both to changes that are crazy enough to be real.
The theatre box office opens at 2 p.m. each day. Call 777-2587 to reserve your tickets. The Lab Theatre does not have reserved seating, so you 'll want to come early for the best parking and the best seats.
|Spring history conference is March 2|
The Department of History and the Beta Upsilon chapter of Phi Alpha Theta are hosting the second annual spring history conference this Friday, March 2, on the second floor of the Memorial Union. Undergraduate and graduate student presentations revolve around three historical themes: “Race and Slavery,” the “Upper Plains and the American West,” and “Military History in the Ancient Mediterranean.” The Race and Slavery panel begins at 10:30 a.m. in room 217. In the afternoon, the Upper Plains and the American West (room 211), and the Military History in the Ancient Mediterranean (room 217) panels both begin at 1 p.m. The scholarly event is open to the public, and free of charge. -- History.
|March IRB meeting cancelled, April meeting changed|
The IRB meeting scheduled for March 2, has been canceled. The April IRB meeting will be held Friday, March 30, at 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.
The deadline for clinical proposals that require subcommitte and full board review is changed to Tuesday, March 13.
The deadline for proposals requiring full board review is changed to Tuesday, March 20.
-- Renee Carlson, Coordinator, Institutional Review Board, Research Development and Compliance, email@example.com, 777-4079
|PPT/COBRE cancels seminar|
Avindra Nath's seminar, "Neuropathogenesis of HIV-1 Infection," scheduled for Friday, March 2, at 4 p.m., in Clifford Haugen Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, has been cancelled and will be rescheduled at a later time. If you have any questions, please contact Thad Rosenberger, assistant professor, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, at 777-0591. Thank you!
-- Dawn Halvorson, Administrative Clerk, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4293
|NATURE informational meeting is March 2|
Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research and Education (NATURE) is seeking additional UND faculty participation in its 2007 – 2008 programs.
NATURE is an outreach project sponsored by ND EPSCoR aimed at improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics education among North Dakota tribal college and high school students. Major programs include a summer camp for tribal college students and faculty held at NDSU, summer camps for high school students at four tribal colleges, Sunday Academies at the tribal colleges during the academic year, and mentoring tribal college faculty and students in research projects.
You are invited to attend an informational meeting of the NATURE program in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union Friday, March 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. For the coming year, the project will develop activities focusing on the environment, renewable energy and emerging technologies. However, NATURE is open to suggestions of other science and engineering topics.
Presentations at the informational meeting will include:
* Overview of the project, its impact and benefits
* Summer camps at NDSU and tribal colleges
* Sunday Academy
* Research initiative opportunities
Wei Lin, NATURE project coordinator from NDSU, and Julia Zhao, UND chemistry and NATURE program participant, will be present to discuss the program and answer questions.
If you have interest in the NATURE program, please attend this informational meeting.
-- Gary E. Johnson, Associate Vice President for Research and Co-Project Director, ND EPSCoR, email@example.com, 701-777-2492
|Squires Dining Center renovation reception is Friday, March 2|
The campus community is invited to a reception to "kick-off" the renovations for Squires Dining Center Friday, March 2, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the dining center.
Join us in celebrating the past and looking forward to the fantastic transformation beginning March 5. Renovations will result in a completely renewed dining environment with market-style dining, restaurant seating, contemporary decor and display cooking. Students will have the option to choose ingredients and watch their meal being prepared in front of them. The renovated dining center features stations including: Home Cooking, Pizza & Pasta, Salad Bar, Specialty Bar, Deli and Grab n’ Go.
During the renovation, students will have the option to use a temporary dining facility in the Smith Hall basement, where breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served, Monday – Friday. A “To-Go” breakfast will also be available for students to pick up at the Walsh Hall convenience store. To accommodate busy schedules, Wilkerson Dining Center lunch hours will be extended until 4 p.m. The open dining policy allows students to eat at any dining center, so Terrace and Wilkerson Dining Centers can easily accommodate extra student traffic.
Construction will continue through the summer with a grand re-opening planned for mid-October.
-- Judy Sargent, Director, Residence Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-4251
|Total lunar eclipse will be webcast from Rome March 3|
A team from UND will travel to Rome, Italy, to provide the world with a live webcast of the March 3 total lunar eclipse. Only those located in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East will be able to witness the eclipse. The team consists of associate professor of physics Timothy Young, associate professor of computer science Ronald Marsh, and physics graduate student Tricia Johnson. UND’s eclipse webcasts regularly attract viewers from around the world. Many viewers participate in the event by posting questions and conversing with other viewers on the UND webcast chatroom. The UND team also uses live audio to answer viewer’s questions and to provide viewers with updates regarding the progress of the eclipse. The live webcast can be viewed at http://www.sems.und.edu.
-- Annette Glennon, Administrative Assistant, Computer Science, email@example.com, 7-4107
|Cirque Symphonique performs with Grand Forks Symphony|
Tesseract, a unique acrobatic duo from Vancouver, will join the Greater Grand Forks Symphony this Saturday, March 3, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium for the Symphony’s annual Myra Concert for Young Audiences. The concert also features performances by 17-year-old pianist Renate Rossol, this year’s winner of the Symphony’s Young Artist Competition, and a side-by-side performance with over 45 musicians of the Greater Grand Forks Youth Symphony.
Acrobats Peter Boulanger and Ninon Parent have performed together for the last 12 years. They began with the Cirque du Soleil, and left to develop a unique apparatus of their own that looks like a giant jumping jack and is assembled on stage as part of their act. They named it the Tesseract. After two years at Montreal's National Circus School, they moved to Vancouver, where they sharpened their comedy skills, developed their show and performed at festivals, corporate events, and at the Epcot Center. For the next 10 years they toured Canada, the United States, Japan, France, England, China, and Singapore. Peter and Ninon also founded British Columbia's only full-time professional circus, Cirque Phoenix.
Cirque Symphonique features classic circus, ballet music, and marches including such popular favorites as Johann Strauss’ "Voices of Spring," John Philip Sousa’s "Semper Fidelis" and "The Thunderer," Mussorgsky’s "Dance of the Persian Slaves," Khatchaturian’s "Saber Dance," and Stravinsky’s "Firebird." Music, comedy and extraordinary acrobatic feats share the stage as Ninon hangs on suspended silk scarves high above the orchestra, Peter balances on stacked chairs, and both fling themselves across the stage catapulted on a teeterboard. This act –- not for the faint of heart –- includes audience participation!
This season, the Greater Grand Forks Symphony includes 17 UND students, faculty and staff, including concertmaster Eric Lawson, and UND student violinists Amy Boese, Karen Due, Charles Kreidelcamp, and Jenna Loeppke. Tickets are available from the Chester Fritz Box Office at 777-4090. Additional information about the concert may be found at the Symphony web site: www.ggfso.org.
The concert is supported by the Myra Foundation, Department of Music, The North Valley Arts Council through a grant from the City of Grand Forks, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts which received funding from the North Dakota State Legislature.
-- Jennifer Tarlin, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony, firstname.lastname@example.org, 7-3359
|Master Chorale, Children's Choir concert commemorates Flood of 1997|
The Grand Forks Master Chorale and the Grand Cities Children's Choir Primo Voce choir will commemorate the Flood of 1997 Sunday, March 4, with "Wade in the Water: A Folk on the Red Concert," featuring spiritual and folk music. The concert starts at 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary's Catholic Church. Advance tickets of $25 for a family, $12 for general audience, $8 for senior citizens and $5 for students are available at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets at the door are $35 for a family, $15 for general audience, $10 for senior citizens and $7 for students. Now in its 24th year, the Grand Forks Master Chorale is directed by Jon Nero with accompanist Sara Bloom. The Grand Cities Children's Choir Primo Voce choir is directed by Melanie Popejoy with accompanist Lynn Liepold. The Grand Forks Master Chorale will hold a silent auction fundraiser as part of the concert. Next year, the Master Chorale celebrates its 25th season.
|Doctoral examination set for Kimberlee Zetocha|
The final examination for Kimberlee Zetocha, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set for 1 p.m. March 5, in 203 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Applied Behavioral Self-Control Intervention for Impulsive Preschoolers." Tom Petros (psychology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School, email@example.com, 777-4005
|Fulbright workshop offered March 5|
A workshop for faculty interested in the Fulbright program is scheduled for Monday, March 5, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Karen Watts, from the Council for International Exchange of Scholars, will provide information about the various Fulbright programs for faculty who may want to participate as a Fulbright Scholar or a Fulbright host. Sign up for this workshop by contacting Joan Hawthorne (firstname.lastname@example.org).
-- Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost, Provost Office, email@example.com, 7-4684
|Wellness Center lists campus events|
Stop in at the Wellness Center Monday, March 5, between 5:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. to register and pick up your official Start! materials for our fifth annual walk-a-thon. Wellness Center memberships are not required to participate and you can register as teams of four or individually.
When you sign up, you will receive a Start! walking log to track your progress in the walk-a-thon all the way through the end of June. There will be both team and individual competition for walking the most miles. Manage stress, boost energy levels, and improve self-image while having a chance every four weeks to win a $20 gift card for a massage at the Wellness Center.
Blue Cross, Blue Shield Walking Works:
Walking Works goes into the details on the benefits of walking and where to begin. Call the Wellness Center or visit the Work Well web site at www.workwell.und.edu to get registration information and class dates and times. Everyone in attendance will receive a free pedometer.
Tennis Shoe Tuesdays:
Starting March 6 through June 26, we encourage everyone to wear tennis shoes to work. That’s right ... Tennis Shoe Tuesdays! Each Tuesday, we are going to be out on one of the many UND walking routes awarding a lucky walker with a $50 gift certificate from Scheels. It might just be your lucky day!
Wellness Wednesday, March 7:
Wellness Wednesday is designed to enhance your knowledge of the seven dimensions of wellness. This upcoming session will focus on emotional wellness. The University Counseling Center will provide a 30-minute presentation on Stress Management. The session begins at 12:15 p.m. in the Wellness Center.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, AmandaEickhoff@mail.und.edu, 777-WELL
|Sign up for Wellness Center Start! program|
Walking is the easiest, most convenient form of activity--and it's free. You don't need special skills, the training of a marathon runner, or a membership at an expensive gym to benefit.
How to sign up for Start!:
On Monday, March 5, come by the Wellness Center anytime to sign up, get all of your Start! materials, and take a few laps on the track. You can sign up either as a team of 4 or individually and Wellness Center membership is not required.
There will be four separate challenges throughout the program. The team or individual to log the most miles at the end of every four weeks will each win a $20 gift card for a massage at the Wellness Center. A new challenge will begin every four weeks, which means four chances to win. Don't want to participate in the challenge? You don't have to! Just keep track of your miles for your own personal benefit! Full details of the program and challenges will be given to you when you get signed up.
And don't forget about Tennis Shoe Tuesdays, starting on March 6. Go out walking on the campus trails, wear your Start! lanyard that you get when you sign up, and you could win a $50 gift card to Scheels!
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0210
|Candidate open forum set for March 6|
Josh Riedy will visit campus March 5 and 6 to interview for the associate vice president for outreach services and dean of outreach programs position in the Division of Continuing Education. He is currently director of the South Dakota Board of Regents' Electronic University Consortium, and has K-12 and post-secondary teaching experience, as well as a background in the design, delivery, and evaluation of higher education continuing and distance education programs.
Prior to his current position, Riedy worked in a variety of capacities at South Dakota State University. He has formal training in the field of education with degrees in agricultural education, career and technical education and is pending graduation from the University of South Dakota with a doctoral degree in adult and higher education administration. He is active in a number of professional organizations, currently serving on the WCET steering committee, and as the South Dakota MERLOT project director.
Born in Hettinger, N.D., he was raised in northwestern South Dakota near the town of Thunder Hawk. His curriculum vitae is available for review online at http://www.conted.und.edu/search/riedy/files/vita.pdf.
Campus faculty, staff, and students are invited to attend an open forum Tuesday, March 6, at 9 a.m. in Room 16/18, Swanson Hall.
-- John Watson, Chair, Search Committee, email@example.com, 777-3412
|First-aid, CPR classes offered|
Get certified in first-aid and CPR at the Wellness Center. On March 5 and 6, the UND Wellness Center will offer two separate courses covering the basics of first-aid and adult CPR and AED skills. Classes meet both days in the Wellness Center classroom with CPR and AED from 6 to 8 p.m. and first-aid from 8 to 9:30 p.m. Courses will cost $18 per class. Stop by the Wellness Center welcome desk or call 777-WELL to sign up today. Never a bad idea to be prepared!
-- Andrew Laventure, CPR/AED & First Aid Instructor, Wellness Center, www.wellness.und.edu, 777-WELL
|NIH regional seminars planned in program funding and grants administration|
The following regional seminars covering topics related to NIH extramural program funding and grants administration have been planned for 2007. The regional seminars provide information about the entire funding process, from opportunity identification and application preparation through post-award administration.
* March 5-7, Salt Lake City, Utah, hosted by University of Utah.
* April 24-26, Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, co-hosted by University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), North Carolina State University (NCSU), North Carolina Central University (NCCU), Duke University Medical Center (DUMC), RTI International (RTI), North Carolina Biotechnology Center (NCBC).
Space for these seminars is limited. Programmatic and logistical information will be posted as it becomes available at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/seminars.htm.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-777-4278
|U2 lists workshops|
Below are U2 workshops for Feb. 28 to March 9. Visit our web site for additional workshops in March.
Compassionate Listening: Listen for Understanding
March 8, 9 a.m. to noon, 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
This presentation will enhance communication skills using material from the compassionate listening project and non-violent
communication. Participants will enhance their communication skills with practice exercises. Presenter: Linda Hendrikson.
Excel XP: Beginning
March 5,7,9, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers; mouse and file saving/retrieving skills.
Introduces Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options.
Journal Entries, Journal Imports and Journal Vouchers
March 7, 9 to 10:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Learn how and when to use them. Presenters: Kathie Howes and Lisa Heher.
March 8, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Room 17, Swanson Hall.
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.
Advisement and Registration for New Students: Everything you need to know
Feb. 28, 3 to 4 p.m., Room 16/18, Swanson Hall.
Have you ever wondered what the advisement and registration process is when new freshman and transfer students begin at UND? We will discuss the Getting Started programs and who assists them during and after those programs. This will assist you in helping new students make a smooth transition to our University. Presenter: Student Academic Services.
What’s New in Academic Advising?
Tuesday, March 6, 1 p.m., Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
Wednesday, March 7, 10 a.m., Memorial Union Lecture Bowl
Information covered in each session:
* Athletics/Division I – Betty Ralston, Associate Athletic Director;
* Summer Sessions – Diane Hadden, Director of Summer Sessions;
* Policy Changes – Tom Rand, Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences;
* Registrar’s Office Updates – Suzanne Anderson, Registrar;
* Study Abroad/International Students – Ray Lagasse, Director, Office of International Programs.
For more information, call Lisa Burger at Student Academic Services, 777-4706. Sessions provided on behalf of the UND Academic Advising Committee.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone 777-2128, Email U2@mail.und.nodak.edu, or Online www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please Include: (1) Workshop title/date, (2) Name, (3) Department, (4) Position, (5) Box #, (6) Phone #, (7) Email, & (8) How you first learned about this workshop? Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Mark Wilkerson, U2 Coordinator, University within the University, email@example.com, 701-777-4266
|Athena award ceremony is March 6|
The ATHENA Award is presented to a man or woman who is recognized for professional contributions, community service, and for actively assisting women in their attainment of professional excellence and leadership skills. This will be the third ATHENA Award presented in our community.
The award ceremony is Tuesday, March 6, at the Rydell GM Auto Center Showroom. The social is at 5:30 p.m., with the program at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $15 and available at the Chamber of Commerce, 772-7271.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Womens Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 74302
|Spring graduation expo is March 6|
Are you graduating in May? Join us at the UND Grad Expo, Tuesday, March 6, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Loading Dock, Memorial Union. The UND Bookstore & Herff Jones will be available with information about regalia, class rings, diploma covers, frames and invitations. Other vendors include the registrar’s office, financial aid, graduate school, career services, housing, campus catering, the alumni association and the office of ceremonies and special events. This is an opportunity to ask questions and gather information about the May 12 UND general spring commencement ceremony for graduate and undergraduate students. Stop in for all your graduation needs and register for door prizes. For more information about graduation, go to http://commencement.und.edu
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, VPSOS, email@example.com, 777-6393
|Meet, Eat and Learn focuses on women's history|
International Women's History Month, "Meet, Eat, and Learn," is Wednesday, March 7, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. WOMANSPEAK is a play about the lost history of American women. A contemporary woman is in search of her roots. Out of the past, Abigail Adams, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Margaret Sanger, Eleanor Roosevelt and others show her that she is part of a great tradition of women who contributed to our history. This will be performed by UND students. Winners of the Women Studies' Essay Contest graduate and undergraduate divisions will be awarded. Also, the second annual Louise Ebberwein Memorial Scholarship will be awarded to Brandy Gervais and Robin Boe. This scholarship has been given to students who have successfully completed Intro to the Study of Women, are single-mothers, and contribute to their communities. Louise Ebberwein was a Grand Forks woman who was a mother, wife who volunteered for a number of causes related to both health and the arts. Shortly after passing away, friends of Louise established this scholarship in her name. Lunch will be provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Womens Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 74302
|Box lunch session focuses on students, Internet sources|
“I got it off the Internet” is a familiar refrain to many faculty members. Despite admonitions about the importance of screening Internet sources, many students are willing to accept online sources without really scrutinizing them. Especially when the assignment has been put off until the last minute, the Internet can be an attractive place for students to find sources because it’s easily accessible. In order to write quality research projects, students need to make every research move count; that doesn’t always happen when they don’t use effective search techniques and screen the sources they do find.
The March 7 On Teaching session, "Research Projects: Helping Students Navigate Internet Sources," will discuss ways faculty can help students use the Internet more productively for research. We’ll also talk about specific tips and search engines faculty can tell students about to help them use their favorite research tool in a more scholarly manner.
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, March 5.
-- Kimberly Crowley, Coordinator, University Writing Program, email@example.com, 777-6381
|Student chamber ensembles present concert March 8|
The student chamber ensembles will perform a free concert Thursday, March 8, at 7:30 p.m. at the Hughes Fine Arts Josephine Campbell Recital Hall. Participating ensembles include the trumpet ensemble and brass choir, the student brass quintet, a clarinet trio and a saxophone duo, and will feature such chamber works as Richard Rodney Bennett’s "Conversations for Saxophone Duo," Franz Krommer’s "Variations en Fa sur un Theme de I.J. Pleyel for Clarinet Trio," Pavel Tchesnokoff’s "Russian Litany for Brass Choir," Michael Kamien’s "Quintet for Brass," and Ronald Lo Presti’s "Suite for Trumpet Ensemble." --Music.
|Transfer Student Getting Started is March 24|
On Saturday, March 24, the Office of Student Academic Services will hold the Transfer Getting Started Program in the Memorial Union. Transfer Getting Started is a program to which new transfer students, admitted for the summer and fall 2007 semesters, are invited to campus for advisement and registration. Program activities include a welcome to the University, presentations from financial aid and dean of students, and advisement and registration. If you have questions or would like additional information, please call Michelle Bowles at 777-2117 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Michelle Bowles, First Year Student Programs Coordinator, Student Academic Services, email@example.com, 777-2117
|"Podcasting 101" workshop demonstrates podcast uses|
Because of numerous requests, we've invited trainers from Apple to return to campus and conduct a demonstration podcast workshop, which is set for 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 27.
This workshop will be delivered into two sections: overview and hands-on.
Part I: 9:30-10:30 a.m.
During this hour, we will focus on what podcasting is, how it appeals to today's active student, and how education and industry are increasingly using it as a communication tool. Peer examples from K20 educators will be showcased. There are 22 seats for this demonstration. You do not have to be proficient on Macintosh computers, and this information is translatable to PC users.
Part II: 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Hands-on podcasting! Participants will learn the fundamentals of podcasting and create their own podcast using a standard Powerpoint/Keynote slideshow. All materials will be provided.
You can choose to attend Part I only. The part II hands-on session is limited to 15 workshop participants, all of whom must have attended Podcasting 101's overview session.
If you're interested, please call me at 777-3621 to register.
-- Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3621
|27th annual Frank Low Research Day is April 19|
Frank Low Research Day has been selected for Thursday, April 19, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. A call for abstracts and a schedule of events will be annouced at a later date.
-- Dr. Holly Brown-Borg, Associate Professor, School of Medicine & Health Sciences, email@example.com, 701-777-6269
|Death announced of Jacob Wambsganss|
It is with regret that we announce the death of Jacob Wambsganss, professor of accountancy, Tuesday night, Feb. 27. A full obituary will appear soon.
|Library of the Health Sciences lists extended hours|
The Library of the Health Sciences will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Friday, March 2, and 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday, March 3.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3893
|Celebrate diversity every day|
Every day is Celebrate Diversity Day! And you can show your support for diversity by uploading one or more unique diversity posters to your web site, free.
“I am pleased to announce the availability of digital posters designed by the Department of Technology graphics students and faculty to increase cultural awareness and diversity on our campus,” said President Kupchella. “By uploading any of the posters to your web site, you support our common goal to celebrate differences in a positive and refreshing way.”
The digital diversity posters were designed specifically for placement on the web. They fit nicely into UND’s web templates in either the large or small columns. To view a large poster that has been placed on a departmental web site, go to the Department of Technology’s web site at www.business.und.edu/technology. To view a small poster that has been placed, go to the Graphics and Photography Society’s web site at www.business.und.edu/gaps.
To view all of the diversity posters available for your use on the web, go to the Graphics and Photography Society’s web site at www.business.und.edu/gaps/diversity.html and click on the image links. Once you decide which size poster(s) will best fit your web site, follow the instructions to save the image(s).
President Kupchella, the Cultural Awareness Committee, the Department of Technology, and the Graphics and Photography Society, a student organization founded in 2003, support the digital diversity poster project.
|Benefited employees urged to get health in tune, register to win iPod!|
During the entire month of March, if you go to www.workwell.und.edu to register for the Game of Life, and take 10 minutes to complete the How's Your Health survey (Health Risk Assessment), your name will be entered into the drawing for an iPod. Thanks to Blue Cross, Blue Shield 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. The link is provided on the WorkWell home page. If you do take the survey again, you will not get another 30 points for the Game of Life.
The winner will be notified no sooner than May 1. The winner will also be announced and published in NDPERS' 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. This promotion is provided to you by NDPERS!
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, email@example.com, 777-0210
|Living with heart disease: what you need to know|
The Wellness Center will continue to provide cholesterol and blood pressure screenings on Wednesdays throughout the semester. For more information and complete schedule, visit www.workwell.und.edu. And continue reading for more information on the importance of knowing your numbers.
Do you know that two of the most important numbers for a person with heart disease are blood pressure and cholesterol levels? If you have heart disease, also called coronary artery disease (CAD), the most important things you can do to reduce the risk of heart attacks and other problems are keeping your cholesterol and blood pressure under control. Cholesterol is a type of fat (lipid) that is essential to the body. There are two types: HDL and LDL. LDL is the “bad” cholesterol. It contributes to the plaque (cholesterol, calcium, and other substances) that can build up in blood vessels, including those supplying the heart, brain, and legs. Typically, the LDL goal for people with heart disease is less than 100.
High blood pressure can damage your blood vessels, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. You may feel well even when your blood pressure is high, so it is important to get it checked regularly. Blood pressure above 140/90 is considered high. If you have diabetes, getting your blood pressure below 130/80 significantly reduces your risk of heart-related complications.
What can you do to avoid problems if you have heart disease? Talk with your doctor about your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers and determine your target goals. If your numbers are higher than your target goals, you may need treatment. For example, your doctor may prescribe statins to lower your cholesterol or beta blockers for your blood pressure. Ask your doctor if you should take aspirin daily, which can reduce the risk of a heart attack. If you miss doses, experience side effects, or have problems taking your medication, contact your doctor immediately. Your doctor may be able to change your medication or adjust your dose. Making lifestyle choices can help reduce your risk of complications from heart disease. If you smoke, quitting will reduce your risk of heart attack and stroke. Eating a proper diet and getting regular exercise can lower cholesterol and blood pressure and reduce the risk of serious complications. Learning how to handle stress can also help.
After talking with his doctor about the need to control his blood pressure and cholesterol, David called MyHealthConnection to get help focusing on achieving his goals. Beth, a health coach, helped David understand what he could do to lower his cholesterol and blood pressure. “My doctor and I decided I should try medication,” he said. “Beth helped me understand how the medication, along with diet and exercise, could help me prevent a heart attack. She was just such a great help. I have actually achieved one goal already — I walk two miles a day with my wife.”
How to learn more?
If you have questions about cholesterol and blood pressure and want to learn more about how diet, exercise, and medications may help, call MyHealthConnection at 1-800-658-2750, 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Health coaches are specially trained health care professionals such as nurses, dietitians, and respiratory therapists available to help you:
• Learn what each of your medications does and why each is important.
• Talk to a dietitian about how to follow a heart-healthy diet, even when dining out.
• Get tips for adding activity into your daily routine.
• Find out if our complimentary video about coronary artery disease is right for you.
Visit the MyHealthConnection online Dialog CenterSM at www.thedialogcenter.com/bcbsnd. Select “Health Information,” then “Health CrossroadsSM.” By selecting “Coronary Heart Disease,” you can learn more, and hear real-life stories of other people living with heart disease. Also, choose Healthwise® Knowledgebase and search for “Coronary Artery Disease.”
MyHealthConnection can help you understand heart disease and support you in taking an active role in your health. Call a Health coach today to learn more.
This information was provided to you by NDPERS.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0210
|Spring yoga classes begin at Lotus Meditation Center|
A beginner's yoga class begins Tuesday, March 6, at the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave. The class is suitable for those who are new to yoga and those who want a gentle class. The intermediate class begins Thursday, March 8. Both classes meet from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. and will continue for a nine-week session, ending May 10. No classes will be held during spring break, however. Fees are $72 for the entire session or $10 for a single class drop-in. Anyone who wants to try out a class may attend their first class free of charge. There is also a special price break for students and senior citizens. Contact Dyan Rey at 772-8840 or email@example.com for information or to register.
-- Dyan Rey, Lecturer, Visual Arts, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701 7728840
|North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe lists specials|
The North Dakota Museum of art Cafe lists the following specials.
* March 1, Entrée: Enchiladas; Soup: New England Clam Chowder
* March 2, Entrée: Salmon Caesar Salad; Soup: New England Clam Chowder
* March 5, Entrée: Jamaican Jerk Chicken; Soup: Pozole Rojo
* March 6, Entrée: Coconut Fried Prawns; Soup: Pozole Rojo
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 Michelle Bowles, first year student programs coordinator from Student Academic Services. Congratulations, Michelle! 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, 7-0438
|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: DC-8 Network Administrator, #07-225
DEADLINE: (I) 3/6/2007
SALARY: $70,000 - $80,000
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: Inventory Technician (variable schedule), JDOSAS Flight Support Inventory Control Department, #07-227
DEADLINE: (I) 3/06/2007
SALARY: $21,000 - $22,400
POSITION: Program Specialist - ND Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, Continuing Education, #07-224
DEADLINE: (I) 3/01/2007
SALARY: $21,000 - $26,000
POSITION: Transcript Clerk, Office of the Registrar, #07-226
DEADLINE: (I) 3/01/2007
SALARY: $19,760 - $20,800
CRAFTS/TRADES/SERVICE: No current vacancies.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations, email@example.com, 777-3621