|Honorees sought for 2010 Founders Day recognition|
The 2010 Founders Day banquet and recognition ceremony will be held on Thursday, Feb. 25. The celebration in 2010 will mark the 127th anniversary of the founding of UND.
Employees with 25 years of service and retiring faculty and staff employees will be honored at the banquet as guests of the university. We request the assistance of all administrators, vice presidents, deans, department chairs, directors, and other supervisors in identifying eligible employees.
To prepare for Founders Day 2010, we request the following information:
1. Names of faculty and staff members who have completed 25 years of service to UND. To be honored, individuals must have completed 25 years of service since July 1 or will complete it by June 30, 2010. (In most cases, these people would have begun their employment at UND between July 1, 1984, and June 30, 1985.)
Please note that individuals eligible for 25-year recognition whose service at UND has not been continuous may have begun their employment prior to July 1, 1984. In those cases, documentation of cumulative years of service is requested.
Recognition for 25 years of service is given to all benefited employees, even though they may not be employed on a full-time basis. Please include names of benefited, part-time employees who will complete 25 years of service between July 1 and June 30, 2010.
2. Names of retired and retiring faculty and staff. To be honored, individuals must:
a. have retired since July 1 or will retire by June 30, 2010;
b. have a minimum of fifteen (15) years of service to the university;
c. be (or have been) full-time employees or in a benefited, part-time position at the time of retirement (or be completing an approved "phased" retirement); and
d. be making application for or receiving benefits through a UND-related retirement plan.
It is important that your list of eligible employees includes the following information:
- name of the employee
- position/faculty rank currently held
- department or unit
- initial appointment date
- mailing address, telephone number, and e-mail address for the employee
- dates of any breaks in service (please identify whether these breaks in service were compensated such as a developmental leave or a leave of absence without compensation)
- date of retirement (if applicable)
Please submit the names of eligible individuals and supporting information to Jan Flatin in the Office of the Vice President, Student and Outreach Services, 264 Centennial Dr., Stop 7140, (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday, Nov. 13. Please call 777-2724 with any questions about employee eligibility or about the Founders Day banquet.
-- Fred Wittmann, Director, Ceremonies and Special Events, email@example.com, 777-2724
|PPT seminar is Nov. 6|
Xianlin Han, associate professor in the department of Internal Medicine at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, will present a seminar titled “Lipid metabolism, lipidomics, and neurodegenerative disease” at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6, in the School of Medicine, room 3933.
This seminar series is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Admin Ofcr, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6221
|Yoga classes will meet at Lotus Meditation Center|
The next session of Yoga classes at the Lotus Meditation Center begins Nov. 2 and continues through Dec. 17. Classes meet on Tuesday and/or Thursday from 5:30 to 6:45 p.m. Contact Dyan Rey for more information at 772-8840 or email@example.com .
-- Dyan Rey, Lecturer, Visual Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-772-8840
|Keep Going program will be held the last week of October|
On Monday, Oct. 26, through Friday, Oct. 30, the Student Success Center will be holding the Keep Going program. Keep Going is an information session on the advisement and registration process for freshman, current and transfer students who need assistance in preparing for their spring semester registration.
Topics covered during each session will include: understanding Essential Studies requirements, exploring the UND Catalog, and navigating Campus Connection. This event will be held at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
Same session held each day at:
9 to 9:50 a.m.
10:30 to 11:20 a.m.
noon to 12:50 p.m.
1:30 to 2:20 p.m.
3 to 3:50 p.m.
Please encourage students to attend one session of their choice. If you have any questions please contact the Student Success Center at 777-2117.
-- Angie Carpenter, Asst. Dir. of Programs/Academic Advisor, Student Success Center, email@example.com, 777-3910
|Indian Studies open house is Oct. 28|
Please Join Us for the Official Indian Studies and Native Media Center office warming open house on Wednesday, Oct. 28, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in 202 O'Kelly Hall. Experience our new space, meet our new faculty and students, and share in the refreshments. All are welcome to attend.
-- Birgit Hans, Professor and Chair, Indian Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4649
|North Dakota Supreme Court to hear cases at law school|
The North Dakota Supreme Court will hear three oral arguments at the UND School of Law on Oct. 28 and 29.
The Supreme Court visit to the law school provides a unique opportunity for the members of the law school community, UND campus and surrounding area to see the state’s highest court in session. In addition to hearing cases, the UND Law students have the distinct privilege of having the Supreme Court judge the final argument of the Fall Moot Court competition. The court justices will also be lecturing in classes and connecting with law students and faculty through special sessions.
The public is invited to attend all of the oral arguments and the Moot Court finals. A full schedule of public events is listed below. All events listed will be held in the Baker Courtroom on the third floor of the UND School of Law.
Wednesday, Oct. 28:
9:10 to 10:10 a.m. - Argument Case # 20090149 - Interest of H.K. – (regarding protected speech by a Juvenile)
2 to 3 p.m. - UND Law Moot Court final argument
Thursday, Oct. 29:
9:10 to 10:10 a.m. - Argument # 20090167 - Schoch v. WSI – (regarding Workers Compensation)
10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Argument # 20090076 - State v. Grant – (regarding Gross Sexual Imposition)
For detailed descriptions of the oral arguments please refer to the UND School of Law website at www.law.und.edu/News/f09/NDSupCt.php .
-- Rob Carolin, Director, Alumni & Public Relations, Law School, email@example.com, 777-2856
|Denim Day is Oct. 28|
Since it's the last Wednesday of the month, Oct. 28 is Denim Day. Pay your coordinator your $1, wear your denim and your button, and enjoy knowing all proceeds go to charity. Need more buttons? Contact Patsy Nies at 777-3791.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3791
|Work Well activities listed|
Free health screening:
Wednesday, Oct. 28, Wilkerson Hall (across from the Chester Fritz). Get your cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure and body mass index checked by the College of Nursing Students. Make an appointment ASAP: Kim Ruliffson 777-0210. You will need to fast (no food) for 12 hours. Three Wellness buckets will be given away.
Next health screening:
Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences - Vennes Atrium, 7 to 10 a.m. Make an appointment soon: Kim Ruliffson 777-0210. You will need to fast (no food) for 12 hours. Three Wellness buckets will be given away.
UND Work Well Fruit and Vegetable Challenge:
Nov. 10 through Dec. 7. Register to participate at the Work Well website: www.workwell.und.edu (starting on Weds., Oct. 21). Big prizes: $50 gift cards to Hugos and Super One and weekly prizes.
Mark Your Calendars:
Tuesday, Nov. 3: Wellness Walk with the Kelleys. Join the Kelleys for a mile walk around the Centennial Loop. This starts outside of Twamley (by the eternal flame) at 12:15 p.m. and ends inside Twamley at 12:45 p.m. with hot chocolate and coffee - maybe more.
Saturday, Nov. 7: Family and Friends Rock the Wall: rock climbing at the UND Wellness Center from noon 3 p.m. Kids free (up to age 17), adults only $1. Call Kim to hold 1/2 hour time for your family/friends. Kids would love this.
Weight-Watchers At Work Update: Meetings are every Tuesday. (The Wednesday group merged with Tuesday). Weigh-in starts at 4:15 p.m. at 312 Merrifield Hall and the meeting runs from 4:45 to 5:15 p.m. It is not too late to join, but join soon to get e-tools. Contact Kim at: 777-0210 to learn more or visit: workwell.und.edu and click weight management.
As always, Tennis Shoe Tuesdays - every Tuesday. Get out for at least 10 minutes to clear your head, take a breath, warm up, or stretch. There are many advantages to walking.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, email@example.com, 777-0210
|IPPL will show "Let the Right One In" Oct. 28|
The UND-based Institute for Philosophy in Public Life will be showing Swedish horror film "Let the Right One in" at the Empire Arts Center on at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 28, as a part of their Art and Democracy Film Series. This event is free and open to the public. A discussion on the philosophical themes present in the film will follow.
-- Chelsea Stone, Student Intern, Institute for Philosophy in Public Life, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-789-1415
|Co-owner of Rhombus Guys will give a public talk about entrepreneurship|
Matt Winjum is the Entrepreneur in Residence in the Entrepreneurship Department at UND for the fall semester of 2009. As the Entrepreneur in Residence, Winjum teaches a class called “Imagination, Creativity & Entrepreneurial Thinking” in the College of Business and Public Administration. Winjum is also co-owner of Rhombus Guys in Grand Forks and was named 2009 SBA Young Entrepreneur of the Year, along with fellow Rhombus co-owner. Using his experience as a local entrepreneur, he is able to engage students in the classroom and provide hands-on examples of what it is like to own your own business.
Winjum will be giving a talk titled “Best Talk Ever...Do Not Miss This One” on Thursday, Oct. 29, at 3:30 p.m. in 225 Gamble Hall. The talk is open to the public and Winjum will share about the journey he has taken and advice he has for entrepreneurs.
The UND Entrepreneurship Program and its courses are uniquely designed to provide students from across campus the chance to learn more about how to identify and pursue entrepreneurial opportunities and put creativity and innovation to work. In 2008, the College of Business and Public Administration was distinguished as having one of the top 50 entrepreneurship programs out of over 2,300 schools surveyed by Entrepreneur magazine and The Princeton Review. The program was ranked number 13 in the undergraduate category of the survey.
For more information on Matt Winjum or the UND Entrepreneurship program, contact Larry Pate, professor and chair, UND Entrepreneurship department at 777-3116 or email: email@example.com .
-- Angie Winders, Graduate Assistant , Entrepreneurship, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4916
|Atmospheric Sciences seminar is Oct 29|
Greg M. McFarquhar, professor with the department of Atmospheric Sciences at the University of Illinois in Urbana, Ill. will present a seminar on “The microphysical and radiative properties of tropical cirrus observed during the Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE): implications for climate studies” at 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, in 210 Clifford Hall.
Abstract: To represent cloud feedbacks in global climate models and to improve predictions of future climate change, the effects of cirrus on longwave and shortwave radiation must be quantified. At a microphysical level, the distributions of crystal sizes and shapes are most important for determining how cirrus impact radiative heating. The Tropical Warm Pool International Cloud Experiment (TWP-ICE), based out of Darwin Australia between Jan. 21 and Feb. 14 2006, was held to study the interaction of convection with its environment, with an emphasis on the microphysical and radiative properties of anvils generated by convection.
During TWP-ICE, the Scaled Composites Proteus aircraft made intensive airborne measurements of aged cirrus, fresh anvils, and cirrus of unknown origin. The collected data have been used to quantify the contributions of small ice crystals with maximum dimensions less than 50m to the mass and single-scattering properties of cirrus, a controversial topic in cloud microphysics. The data show that the shattering of large ice crystals on the protruding tips of a probe used to measure small crystals artificially inflated the small crystal concentration during TWP-ICE with significant implications for cirrus radiative effects. The data have also been used to characterize differences in crystal shapes, size distributions and cirrus bulk properties (total number concentrations, mass contents, and median mass diameters) between fresh anvils, aged cirrus and cirrus of unknown origin, the differences being radiatively significant. Implications of these findings for climate studies and remote sensing of cloud properties are discussed.
-- Wanda Seyler, Administrative Secretary, Atmospheric Sciences, email@example.com, 777-3884
|Germany Night is Thursday|
Come experience the culture of Germany at this week's Thursday night cultural event. The night will kick off at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 29, at the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. A sampling of food for $1 will follow the program.
-- Matt Hiller, International Student Advisor, International Programs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2033
|Forensic Science Club creates thrills in the Haunted Lab|
The Forensic Science Club is again hosting the annual Haunted Lab on the 4th floor of O'Kelly Hall. The floor has been transformed into a confusing maze of spookiness, macabre spectacles, and surprises. Enjoy the creepiness on Oct. 29 from 4 to 8 p.m.; Oct. 30 from 4 to 7:30 p.m., and on the ghoulish day itself, Oct. 31, from 4 to 8 p.m. Adults, young adults, and older children are welcome, but those under 10 may find it a challenge. The cost is $4 per person.
-- Phoebe Stubblefield, Director Forensic Science Program, Anthropology, email@example.com, 777-4870
|NDSU's Otte to give LEEPS lecture |
Marinus L. Otte will give the next LEEPS lecture at noon Friday, Oct. 30, in 100 Leonard Hall. His talk is titled "Multi-element analysis in environmental research." Otte is professor in the NDSU department of Biological Sciences and leader of the Wet Ecosystems Research Group. The department of Geology & Geological Engineering's 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, applied engineerinig, and environmental issues of current significance. All are welcome to attend.
-- Carissa Green, Administrative Secretary, Geology & Geological Engineering, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2248
|Physics & Astrophysics colloquium is Oct. 30|
The department of Physics & Astrophysics will host a colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, in 211 Witmer Hall. The subject of the colloquium will be Monte Carlo Simulation of the Degradation of Composite Films with Brian Hinderliter, NDSU Coatings and Polymeric Materials department.
Abstract: Coatings cover most metal and wood surfaces exposed to environmental weathering, both to protect the underlying material, from corrosion for example, and offer aesthetic improvements. Insights into degradation have been achieved first through Monte Carlo simulations, then through the recognition that many of the property changes are due to the statistical accumulation of vast numbers of small random events. Simulation of coatings and other composite material degradation continues to be productive, not only in generating functional quantitative relationships of measurable properties with time, but also in helping to direct research to improve the technology. The modeling process payoffs include practical benefits such as the ability to interpolate measurements and smooth noisy data based on physically based fitting functions and extrapolate measured data for lifetime prediction or service/maintenance scheduling. Modeling is vital in more fundamental improvements of composite systems such as understanding the physical processes and composite constituents that are impacting measurement leads to better design of coatings (Occam’s razor-know what is important for the property of interest), separating various degradation processes (chemistry from topography), and detecting changes in the dominant cause of measurement (for example detecting coating crack initiation). Success in understanding and predicting coating’s properties has been achieved with surface degradation in homogenized materials, both using statistical equations and Monte Carlo simulations. Multiphase statistical models, along with the results of Monte Carlo simulations, were developed to predict gloss changes due to environmental weathering.
-- Connie Cicha, Secretary, Physics & Astrophysics, email@example.com, 777-2911
|Guest Speaker will present a seminar for the Biology department|
Steve Whitham, associate professor in the department of Plant Pathology at Iowa State University, will present a seminar titled "Identification and functional characterization of resistance gene networks in soybean" at noon Friday, Oct. 30, in 141 Starcher Hall.
Whitham received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley, in 1995. His research areas include functional genomic analysis of plant-pathogen interactions, plant-virus interactions, and soybean-soybean interactions. All are welcome to attend.
-- Steven Ralph, Assistant Professor, Biology Department, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4673
|Letterwinners Hall of Fame brunch will take place Oct. 31|
UND Athletics will host its letterwinners Hall of Fame brunch at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at the Alerus Center.
Shannon Burnell (Football 1990-93), Mikki Cochrane (Softball 1993-95), Janine Etchepare (Swimming 1987-91) and Dixon Ward (Hockey 1988-92) are the individual inductees. The 1993 football team will also be honored along with Tony Couture, receiving the Tom Clifford Award, and Pete and Eunice Kuhn who are the honorary letterwinners.
Tickets are $20. Reservations and payment can be made by contacting Alex Burbach at 777-2794 or email@example.com.
-- Alex Burbach, Sales & Marketing Specialist, Athletics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2794
|Nontraditional Student Recognition Week is Nov 1-7|
In recognition of nontraditional student success on our campus, Nontraditional Student Recognition Week will be celebrated Nov 1-7. Department celebrations and student nominations are encouraged to highlight campus support and to recognize nontraditional student success. Campus departments are encouraged to hold an event or activity for the nontraditional/adult students during the week. Also, nominate a nontraditional student for a recognition award to be presented by First Lady Marcia Kelley at a Nontraditional Student Recognition Award celebration. Submit completed nominations form by Wednesday, Oct. 28 to the Adult Re-entry, Stop 7143, or email to email@example.com Download the nomination form and view events happening during the week at www.ssc.und.edu/reentry .
National Nontraditional Student Recognition Week is an annual event celebrated and encouraged during the first week of November by the Association of Nontraditional Students in Higher Education (ANTSHE) to hightlight campus support. Show your campus support and join in the celebration of nontraditional student success in your department.
-- Sandy Monette, Adult Re-entry Coordinator, Student Success Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3228
|Researcher to speak at Anatomy and Cell Biology fall seminar series|
Othman Ghribi, assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, UND School of Medicine & Health Sciences, will present a seminar at noon Monday, Nov. 2, in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, room 5510. The seminar is entitled “Common pathological hallmarks for Alzheimer’s disease and age-related macular degeneration in the cholesterol-fed rabbit model.” All are welcome to attend.
-- Bonnie Kee, Administrative Assistant, Anatomy and Cell Biology, email@example.com, 777-2102
|PPT will host faculty candidate seminar Nov. 2|
Lucia Carvelli, a research assistant professor in the department of Pharmacology at Vanderbilt University Medical School in Nashville, will present a seminar titled "The split personality of the dopamine transporter. How and why are channels in transporters?" at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 2, in the School of Medicine, room 3933. Carvelli is a faculty candidate in the department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Admin Ofcr, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6221
|Geography hosting North Dakota GIS Users Conference|
The department of Geography is hosting the North Dakota Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Users Conference, Nov. 2-4, at the Alerus Center in Grand Forks. The conference brings together GIS users from federal, state, local, and tribal government agencies, as well as from academia and the private sector. This year's meeting is being held in conjunction with RGIS: The National Consortium for Rural Geospatial Innovations in America. The RGIS-Great Plains site is the Regional Weather Information Center (RWIC) at UND. The GIS conference, which has never before been held outside of Bismarck, includes presentations, workshops, and exhibits about GIS, Global Positioning Systems (GPS), and remote sensing. This year will set records in number of exhibitors (25 or more), presentations (50), and sponsors (21). For more information and to register, see http://www.und.nodak.edu/org/urg/ .
-- Brad Rundquist, Associate Professor and Chair, Geography, email@example.com, 777-4589
|Olafson Ethics Symposium will feature Bill George|
A seemingly unending series of corporate scandals has precipitated the most serious crisis of confidence in American business since the Great Depression. The sudden and spectacular collapse of several Fortune 500 companies like Lehman Brothers, AIG, Enron, Arthur Andersen, and Tyco have shocked the nation and left many asking, "What went wrong? And, can confidence in American business be restored?"
Naturally, corporate wrongdoing is not the product of a few bad people. It is the systematic result of markets that were once well-regulated but are now trapped in a destructive cycle; where short-term financial pressures are combined with the greed of corrupt, corporate insiders whose manipulation and conflicts of interest in the accounting and financial services industries result in the destruction of companies, industries, and lives. Now, more than ever, a discussion of corporate and personal ethics needs to take place. This is why the College of Business and Public Administration is proud to announce its fifth annual Olafson Ethics Symposium with featured keynote speaker, Bill George. George will tackle the tough questions about how personal and professional ethics impact a company’s success, which leadership strategies to employ in a crisis, and whether or not confidence in American business can be restored. Bill George is the former CEO of Medtronic Corporation and best selling author of the books, True North, Authentic Leadership, and the most recent, 7 Lessons for Leading in a Crisis.
The Olafson Ethics Symposium will take place at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Memorial Ballroom. All members of the university and Greater Grand Forks Communities are welcome to attend.
The featured keynote speaker, Bill George, currently serves as professor of Management Practice at Harvard Business School, where he teaches leadership. He was CEO of Medtronic from 1991 until 2001 and Chairman from 1996 to 2002. Under his leadership, Medtronic's market capitalization grew from $1.1 billion to $60 billion, averaging a 35% increase per year. Bill George has been named one of the “Top 25 Business Leaders of the Past 25 Years” by PBS; “Executive of the Year – 2001” by the Academy of Management; and “Director of the Year – 2001-02” by the National Association of Corporate Directors. He serves on the Board of Directors of ExxonMobil and Goldman Sachs and previously, served in a similar capacity with Novartis and Target Corporation.
George’s most recent book, 7 Lessons for Leading in a Crisis, will be available to purchase ($15 per copy) at the event. A dessert social, sponsored by the Northeast Dakota Area Human Resource Association, and a book signing will follow Bill George's keynote address.
The purpose of the Olafson Ethics Symposium is to provide a platform for students and the business community, to explore the importance of both personal and professional ethics. This event is named in honor of Robert Olafson, an alumnus of the College of Business and Public Administration who has led successful career in the insurance industry, serving as Senior Vice President of Group Insurance at Minnesota Life Insurance Company in Saint Paul, Minn. Olafson, a native of Edinberg, N.D., established a gift in 2005 to support ethics education in the College of Business and Public Administration. This is the fifth annual Olafson Ethics Symposium and the College of Business and Public Administration is grateful for his generosity and support of UND students and this event. Additional support for this event was made possible by Jane Fercho Ludlow.
Join the College of Business and Public Administration for a thought provoking and intriguing conversation about business and personal ethics, and how to restore accountability to America's corporations and integrity to our capital markets on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at 7:30 p.m. in UND's Memorial Union Ballroom. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information regarding the Olafson Ethics Symposium, please contact CK Braun-Schultz at 777-6937 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director, External Relations, College of Business & Public Administration, email@example.com, 777-6937
|Global Visions Films series continues with "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas"|
The department of Anthropology's Global Visions Film Series will play "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
"The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" follows a budding friendship between two young boys. One is the son of a high-ranking Nazi officer and the other is a prisoner in a Nazi concentration camp. As their friendship builds, both boys find themselves in a tragic situation that separates them in the end.
"Moviegoers can be forgiven for feeling a little Holocaust fatigue. There have been so many films about the subject, or using it as a backdrop, that there's no shame in feeling a bit numb to it all. And then, 'The Boy in the Striped Pajamas' comes along and brings us fresh eyes and the wounds reopen anew. This is the most heartbreaking film about the Holocaust since Schindler's List. How Mark Herman's film of John Boyne's novel manages such poignancy in 90 compact minutes is nothing short of miraculous." - Roger Moore, Orlando Sentinel Movie Critic
The department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.
Upcoming films, all at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, are:
"Sangre De Mi Sangre" - Tuesday, Nov. 17
"Days of Glory" - Tuesday, Dec. 1
|Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn is Nov. 4|
The Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 4, at the International Centre (2908 University Ave).
Vicki Morrissette, Counseling Center, will take about "Anxiety and Depression, How Thoughts Impact Your Mood." Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Women's Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4300
|University Senate meeting is Nov. 5|
The November meeting of the University Senate will be held on at 4:05 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in Gamble Hall, room 7.
a. Higher One update, Alice Brekke, Vice President for Finance and Operations
2) Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes
3) Question period
4) Annual Report of the Senate Faculty Instructional Development Committee, Kimberly Kenville, Chair, Senate Faculty Instructional Development Committee
5) Annual Report of the Senate Honors Committee, Tami Carmichael, Chair, Senate Honors Committee
6) Annual Report of the Senate University Assessment Committee, Darla Adams, Chair, Senate University Assessment Committee
7) Annual Report of the Senate Essential Studies Committee, Adam Kitzes, Past Chair, Senate Essential Studies Committee
8) Curriculum Committee report, Liz Tyree, Chair, Senate Curriculum Committee
9) Faculty Salary Administration Policy, Paul LeBel, Provost
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office, email@example.com, 777-3892
|Communication colloquium series will begin Nov. 5|
The Communication colloquium series of speakers will kick off with Donald Shaw, professor at the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communication. The will be held between 3:30 and 5 p.m. Nov. 5, in 319 O'Kelly.
Shaw is best known as one of the co-authors (with Max McCombs of the University of Texas) of the 1972 Journal of Public Opinion article, "The Agenda-Setting Function of Mass Media," which is one of the most widely cited and replicated studies in media scholarship. In 2006, the Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication awarded him the received the Paul J. Deutschmann Award for career achievements.
The notion that the media doesn't tell us what to think, but that they are effective at telling us what to think about, has been deeply influential in media scholarship. Agenda-setting research has branched into every medium and spread around the globe, as well as extended into other theoretical areas such as: Inter-media agenda-setting, or which media lead and which follow?; Agenda-building, or how certain agenda items get into the news.; Second-level agenda-setting, which speculates that the media do, indeed, tell us not only what to think about, but what to think.
-- Sheila Peuchaud, Assistant Professor, Communication Science & Disorders, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3232
|Contemporary Music Ensemble presents Nov. 5 concert|
The department of Music is pleased to announce the upcoming performance of the UND Contemporary Music Ensemble at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall.
The Contemporary Music Ensemble is made up of artist/faculty from UND, the Grand Forks Public Schools and the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra. The mission of the CME is to perform a variety of chamber music from the 20th and 21st centuries. Consequently, the instrumentation and personnel are constantly changing, according to the needs of the repertoire.
This concert’s performers are: Sharon Boschee, flute; David Christianson, trumpet; Alejandro Drago, violin; Ronnie Ingle, trumpet; Michelle Lucia-Ingle, bass clarinet; Philip McKenzie, oboe; James Popejoy, conductor; Joel Pugh, trombone; Elizabeth Rheude, clarinet; Peter Schiefelbein, horn; Brian Opdahl, tuba; Naomi Welch, cello; and Michael Wittgraf, bassoon, with guest soloist Mathew Patnode, saxophone professor at North Dakota State University.
Repertoire will include the Paul Hindemith Septet, Alfredo Casella Serenata and Fisher Tull Concerto for Alto Saxophone and Brass Quintet. Admission is $6 for adults, $3 for students and seniors, and $12 for a family pass (two adults, two students).
-- Elizabeth Rheude, Associate Professor, Music, email@example.com, 777-2823
|Fire Hall Theatre presents "The Bad Seed"|
What do you do when you know your child is, well, just wrong? Meet Little Rhoda Penmark, the well-behaved daughter of Colonel and Christine Penmark. On the surface she is sweet, charming, full of old-fashioned graces, loved by her parents, admired by all her elders. But Rhoda’s mother has an uneasy feeling about her. When one of Rhoda’s schoolmates is mysteriously drowned at a picnic, Mrs. Penmark is alarmed. For the boy who was drowned was the one who had won the penmanship medal that Rhoda felt she deserved.
"The Bad Seed" was a successful and long-running (334 performances) Broadway play by UND alum Maxwell Anderson adapted from the novel of that name by William March, and was in turn adapted by John Lee Mahin into an Academy Award-nominated film of the same name directed by Mervyn Leroy.
Staged by Reginald Denham, it opened Dec. 8, 1954, and starred Nancy Kelly (who won the 1955 Tony Award for Best Actress in the role as the mother), Patty McCormack, Eileen Heckart and Henry Jones, all of whom reprised their roles in the 1956 film and the first three of whom received Oscar nominations for their performances.
Interest in the play was strong enough that Life magazine ran an extensive story on the production a week before it opened. The play was shortlisted for the 1955 Pulitzer Prize for Drama, but Joseph Pulitzer, Jr. pressured the prize jury into presenting it to Cat on a Hot Tin Roof instead.
Directed by Benjamin Klipfel and starring Claire Thompson, Jenny Morris, Jeff Weatherly, Santos Casarez, Mare Thompson, Ralph Swendseid, Joe Bussy, Nicole Quam and Megan Lonski.
Production runs Nov. 5-7, 12-14, 19-21 at 7:30 p.m., with Sunday Matinees Nov. 8 and 15 at 2 p.m. Productions are at the Fire Hall Theatre. Tickets: $15/12 | 777-4090
-- Benjamin Klipfel, Executive Director, Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4090
|Special Denim Day donations will support the Mortar Board Turkey Basket Drive|
Friday, Nov. 6, will be this year's Special Denim Day for the 30 annual Mortar Board Turkey Basket Drive. Baskets will be distributed to families in the Greater Grand Forks area. Mortar Board is working to meet the needs of approximately 1,000 families who will have signed up ahead of time (Last year's count was 900). Dress casually on Friday, Nov. 6, and pay what you feel you can afford to help those in need. Need more buttons? Contact Patsy Nies.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services, email@example.com, 777-3791
|Faculty invited to online and distance education event|
All UND faculty are invited and encouraged to attend this event to learn about the models and visions of online and distance education in the various colleges:
*What Currently Exists
*Lessons Learned Over the Past Year
*Visions for the Future
Join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 9, at the Memorial Union, River Valley Room. To reserve a complimentary box lunch, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Nov. 5. The event is sponsored by Senate Continuing Education Committee Discovery Series Event.
-- Janet Rex, Chair, Senate Continuing Education Committee, email@example.com, 777-4641
|Clinical Laboratory Science Management Certificate program meeting is Nov. 12|
The University Curriculum Committee will meet at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, in 305 Twamley Hall to review the request from Clinical Laboratory Science to terminate the Clinical Laboratory Science Management Certificate program. Anyone interested in this proposal is invited to attend.
-- Connie Borboa, Admissions and Records Officer, Registrar's Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4852
|Panel discussion will focus on community philanthropy|
All are invited to “Giving Back with Purpose,” a panel discussion featuring three local women. The event will be held at the Ina Mae Rude Center at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 12, with a reception following. The panelists are Sarah Heitkamp, co-owner of Porpoura Coffee House and co-founder of Filling the Gap, a program which helps low income Altru Cancer Center patients; Mary Gail Homstad, whose career has focused on making a difference in the lives of special needs children in the East Grand Forks school system; and Kathy Fick, campus minister at Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Ministry.
The event is sponsored by the Women's Fund, a member of the Community Foundation of Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and Region, committed to empowering girls and women from the community to achieve economic, social and political equality. For more information, please contact the Community Foundation office at 701-746-0668.
-- Kathy Sukalski, Associate Professor and Interim Chair, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, email@example.com, 777-4049
|Students to host health care reform panel|
A panel addressing the timely topic of health care reform will be hosted Nov. 16 by two UND student honor societies—Pi Sigma Alpha (political science and public administration) and Omicron Delta Epsilon (economics). The panelists are four local professionals involved in health care delivery, education, insurance, and law. They will share their perspectives and answer audience questions regarding the current national health care debate with a special focus on regional concerns.
The event takes place from 7 to 8 p.m Monday, Nov. 16, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The event is free and open to the public.
“We want to give people a chance to gather, discuss, and learn more about the current health care system, what needs to be fixed, and how any policy actions will affect people right here in Grand Forks,” said Jessica Brennan, a UND senior and a member of the two honor societies that are hosting the panel. “We encourage audience members to voice their personal questions to these experienced leaders.”
Here in alphabetical order is a list of the panelists:
*Al Boucher, a medical malpractice and health care attorney with Robert Vogel Law in Grand Forks.
*Tim Sayler, chief operating officer, Altru Health System and former manager of Altru HMO (Health Maintenance Organization).
*Dwight Thompson, chief financial officer, Altru Health System.
*Joshua Wynne, M.D., M.B.A., M.P.H., interim dean of the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, interim UND vice president for health affairs, and a practicing cardiologist.
David Flynn, assistant professor of economics in the UND College of Business and Public Administration and director of the N.D. Bureau of Business and Economic Research, will moderate the panel.
-- Juan Miguel Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6571
|Fischer to hired to work with community colleges in North Dakota, Minnesota|
UND has hired Kyle Fischer as the university’s interim assistant director of Online Enrollment Management, Outreach and Recruitment. Fischer’s position is the result of UND’s long-term goal of providing more educational opportunities to communities without a four-year public university by partnering with two-year community colleges in North Dakota and Minnesota.
Fischer will oversee a team of outreach coordinators who will augment UND’s current recruitment efforts across the region. Fischer and three other outreach coordinators will focus on recruiting traditional transfer and distance students in specific territories in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota. Currently, UND has an outreach coordinator located on the Bismarck State College campus for south central and western North Dakota as well as an outreach coordinator for northern North Dakota located on the Lake Region State College campus in Devils Lake. A fourth outreach coordinator will be hired to round out the team.
“We are very pleased to have Kyle lead our team,” said Philip Parnell, director of Online Enrollment Management and Community College Relations. “With Kyle’s leadership, UND is assembling an outstanding team of outreach coordinators who will work closely with community colleges to better serve the needs of students and communities across the region. We already are seeing great results with the number of community colleges interested in partnering with UND exceeding our expectations."
In his role, Fischer is also responsible for providing outreach services to all communities in northwestern Minnesota and northeastern North Dakota, including the Grand Forks Air Force Base. Specifically, Fischer will recruit, advise and provide outreach services for students interested in UND’s bachelor’s and graduate programs, including online and on-campus options. He will assist transfer students from community colleges, such as Northland Community & Technical College, Itasca Community College and Hibbing Community College, who want to complete their bachelor’s degrees on the UND campus in Grand Forks. He will also provide assistance to UND’s online students living in the region.
Prior to his position as interim assistant director, Fischer served for three years as the transfer specialist for the UND Office of Enrollment Services. In 2006, he graduated from UND with his bachelor’s degree in psychology and minors in professional flight and aviation management. He will complete his master’s degree in aviation from UND in May 2011.
Fischer’s office is located at the Skalicky Tech Incubator on the UND campus in Grand Forks. For more information, contact Fischer toll free at 1-800-342-8230 extension 0484, e-mail him at email@example.com or visit www.distance.und.edu.
-- Jennifer Swangler, Assistant Director of Enrollment Management & Marketing, Continuing Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6374
|Insurance open enrollment forms due Nov. 6|
The annual open enrollment for health, state life, dental and vision insurance will continue through Nov.6. This is the time for employees to enroll in insurance plans they are not currently participating in, add dependents to their current coverage or increase coverage levels. Life insurance increases must be medically approved. Employees should have received a postcard from NDPERS containing open enrollment information prior to Oct. 19. You may obtain coverage information, premiums, enrollment information and forms from the NDPERS website at www.nd.gov/ndpers . Click on the “Annual Enrollment” icon or contact the Payroll Office, 312 Twamley Hall. Enrollment forms must be returned to the Payroll Office by 4:30 p.m., Nov. 6. Late forms will not be accepted.
-- Vicki Robertson, Insurance Specialist, Payroll, email@example.com, 777-2158
|Federal regulation requires last date of attendance for failing students|
Federal regulations require the University to determine a last date of attendance for financial aid recipients who receive failing grades in all coursework for a semester. This process is required to be completed and all adjustments to the student's financial aid finalized within 45 days of the end of the semester.
To comply with this federal regulation, the Student Financial Aid Office will send requests to document the last date a student with failing grades attended class. These requests will be sent to departments after final grades have been posted for the fall semester.
It is requested that departments complete the forms to the best of their ability and return them to the Student Financial Aid office promptly. Failure to do so may result in the student being required to repay all or part of financial aid received for the semester.
-- Robin Holden, Director, Student Financial Aid, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3121
|Schedule a SGID in your classroom for mid semester feedback|
Small Group Instructional Diagnosis (SGID) is a voluntary, confidential feedback process that enables instructors to get frank, useful comments from students on a course that is still in progress. Designed to increase communication between the students and the instructor, with the aim of improving learning in the class, the process uses small group student interviews to identify strengths of the course, areas of student concern, and possible ways to address those concerns. If you request a SGID, a trained faculty facilitator will collect information from your students (taking about 20 minutes of class time), write it up into a report for you, and discuss with you student perceptions regarding their learning in the class.
To schedule an SGID, please contact Jana Hollands at email@example.com or 777-4998. For more information on the process call Anne Kelsch at 777-4233.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development, OID, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4233
|Online courses offered for spring|
Faculty and advisors, as you help your students plan their schedules for spring registration, we ask for your support with informing students about online course options.
With online courses, students can take the classes they need with the flexibility they want. UND offers both semester-based, online courses and open enrollment, independent study courses.
Semester-Based Online Courses:
• Students register in Campus Connection (search location field by “online” or “onlinegrad”).
• Tuition is charged at the North Dakota resident tuition rate per credit. Additional course and/or program fees may apply.
• Online course tuition is not covered under UND’s tuition cap for full-time students.
• Financial aid may be used with semester-based courses.
• Online courses are not eligible for any tuition waiver programs at UND.
Open enrollment, independent study courses:
• Students may register at anytime through: http://onlinecourses.und.edu
• Tuition is charged at the North Dakota resident tuition rate per credit. No additional fees apply.
• Financial aid and tuition waivers may not be used with open enrollment courses.
• Students may enroll at anytime and have 9 months to complete their course.
Online courses at UND offer the same high-quality education as traditional, on-campus courses and are written and taught by UND faculty members. UND’s online courses mirror those offered on-campus and a student’s transcript will look no different than another student’s who completed a traditional, on-campus course.
For more information check out: http://onlinecourses.und.edu
-- Brianna Burggraf, Marketing Intern, Continuing Education, email@example.com, 777-3227
|ND WRRI invites applications for 2010 graduate research fellowships|
The North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute (ND WRRI) has announced its 2010 Graduate Research Fellowship program. UND and North Dakota State University graduate students who are conducting or planning research in water resources areas may apply for fellowships varying from three summer months to a full year in duration. Typically in the past fellowship awards for master’s degree students have been in the range $800-$1,000 and for doctoral students it has been $1,000-$1,400 per month. The fellowship funds must be applied between March 1, 2010, and Feb. 28, 2011.
Projects proposed for fellowship support should relate to water resources research issues in the state or region. Regional, state or local collaborations or co-funding will strengthen an application. Fellowships have a matching requirement of two non-federal dollars to one federal dollar. At the time of applying, applicants should have a plan of study filed and should have a thesis research topic selected. Applications need to be prepared in consultation with advisers. Advisers of the applicant should co-sign the applications. Applications from students and advisers who have not met the reporting requirements of their previous fellowship projects will not be considered for funding.
The general criteria used for proposal evaluation include scientific merit, originality of research, research related to state or region, and extent of regional, state or local collaboration and/or co-funding.
Applications are due in the office of the ND WRRI director by 5 p.m., Nov. 13. The proposals will be reviewed by a panel of faculty members and state water resources research professionals. Announcement of awards will be made by early January.
Consult the ND WRRI Web site, www.ndsu.edu/wrri, for background on the program, and guidelines for preparation of applications. Applicants and advisers who are new to the program are urged to contact ND WRRI director, G. Padmanabhan, at 1-7043, or G.Padmanabhan@ndsu.edu.
Send applications to Dr. G. Padmanabhan, Director of North Dakota Water Resources Research Institute, Civil Engineering, CIE 201E, NDSU Department 2470, P.O. Box 6050, Fargo, ND 58108-6050.
|University Within the University (U2) lists new classes|
Coffee, Cookies & Catered Events, Oh My! (UND Catering—Not Just Doughnuts!)
Nov. 3, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Come join us for refreshments while we assist you with the steps to plan your next event. You will learn how to plan an event from start to finish, discover what’s new in catered events, learn how to successfully complete the forms to request catering services, learn menu planning from the catering experts, and find out how to take your catered event to the next level. Presenters: Diane Brenno and Millie Strang.
*Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Level 1(Beginning)
Nov. 3, 4, and 5, 1:30 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse, and file saving and retrieving skills.
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to explore the Microsoft Office Excel 2007 environment and create a basic worksheet; perform calculations; modify a worksheet; format a worksheet; print workbook contents; and manage large workbooks. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Visa Issues and the Hiring of International Faculty and Staff
Nov. 4, 2 to 4 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Are you hiring international faculty/staff or sponsoring visiting scholars? This workshop will provide guidance concerning the acquisition of the correct visa for international faculty, visiting scholars, medical residents, and professional staff. It will discuss the difference between J-1, H-1B, and TN visas along with application procedures through the Office of International Programs, U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Service, and U.S. Department of State. Presenter: Dr William Young
Nov. 5, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., Swanson Hall, room 10-12
This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a State Fleet 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: Eric Pearson
Purchasing Policies and Procedures
Nov. 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Discuss current and new policies and procedures. Presenter: Scott Schreiner
GroupWise 7.0: Beginning
Nov. 12, 9 to 12 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Students will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages; reply to and forward messages; use the Address Book, create a personal address book, create a mail group; work with the calendar; schedule posted appointments and recurring events; and work with the Junk Mail folder and other mail-handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Non-Employee/Student Travel, Payments to Non-Resident Aliens and Moving Expenses
Nov. 12, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Review of required travel procedures for non-employees, students and nonresident aliens and a review of moving expense procedures. Presenter: Bonnie Nerby
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-0720
|Studio One features healthy sunflower oils and seamstress|
Learn about the rising popularity of sunflower products and a woman with an eye for creativity on the next edition of Studio One.
John Sandbakken is the international marketing director for the National Sunflower Association and is working to promote sunflower products. A new type of sunflower oil has been developed, called NuSun, by combining two types of sunflowers. This oil is now being used in Frito Lay and Old Dutch products. Find out why Sandbakken says sunflower oil is healthier than other natural oils.
Nancy Evans is an elementary school teacher and a seamstress. She has sewn bridesmaids’ dresses, wedding gowns and even a full Star Wars costume. Her newest sewing project is focused on safety rather than appearance. Find out how her next creation will help keep motorcyclists safe on the road.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the UND 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.
-- Suzanne Irwin, Director of Marketing, UND Television Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3818
|Facilities Management gives tips for waste prevention|
Even small changes can make a big difference in the amount of solid waste you generate. Check out all the ways to help reduce the waste on campus.
In the Office
• Print and copy only what you need
• Make double-sided copies
• Post or route internal memos
• Use e-mail or voice mail
• Use scrap paper for internal memos
• Reuse file folders: fold them in reverse or put on new adhesive labels
• Reuse envelopes, boxes, and packaging materials
• Donate old magazines to hospitals or nursing homes
• Shred old newspapers and reuse for packaging
• Route and share newspapers and magazines
• Mail items in the smallest envelopes or boxes they will fit in
• Reuse paper clips, rubber bands, and clamps
In the Cafeteria
• Bring your own mug or cup for beverages
• Bring your lunch in reusable containers or bags
• Be sure not to throw away any reusables (e.g., silverware, trays)
• Take only as many napkins and plastic utensils as you need
• Donate unused prepared food to local food recovery programs
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle. If you have any questions, please contact Debbie Merrill at 777-4878.
-- Debbie Merrill, Recycling Coordinator, Facilities Management, email@example.com, 777-4878
|The Salvation Army seeks local involvement|
Many of you are aware that every Christmas season, "the bells are ringing." People stand outside or in the entryways of stores wearing red and ringing bells for donations to The Salvation Army. This Christmas season, The Salvation Army returns, but it needs your help.
We are once again looking for dedicated people eager to bell-ring and serve this Christmas. If you would like to get involved and bell-ring please sign up at www.registertoring.com/grandforks or contact Mike Peterson, Administrative Assistant at 701-775-2597 or firstname.lastname@example.org and I will get you set up and ready to ring this winter. Your effort and time mean a tremendous amount and is highly appreciated.
-- Carrie Herrig, Assistant Director of Membership and Team Wellness, Wellness Center, email@example.com, 777-4864
|Honors Program rakes for Central Asia Institute|
Each year, the UND Honors Program chooses a service theme on which to focus its service, educational, and fundraising efforts. This year our theme is Human Rights, and students chose Central Asia Institute for their charity.
The founding of Central Asia Institute by Greg Mortenson was profiled in the New York Times bestseller Three Cups of Tea. The organization builds schools and promotes education for children, and especially girls, in Pakistan and Afghanistan.
To raise money for CAI, Honors students will rake lawns on Oct. 25 and Nov. 8. The charge is a freewill donation to Central Asia Institute. If you want a group of students to take care of your raking, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule workers.
-- Robin David, Associate Director, Honors Program, email@example.com, 777-6185
|Founder's Day nominations sought for Departmental Research award |
Nominations for the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, recognizing research, scholarly, and creative productivity, are due at Research Development and Compliance (RD&C), Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. The winning department will receive a $1,500 award and a plaque at the Founders Day Banquet Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Nominations should include information that will allow the selection committee to judge the quantity and quality of the research, scholarly, and creative activities of the department. At a minimum, such nominations should include:
• A listing of published research or other creative or scholarly activities during the period 2004-2009.
• Additional information for those years, such as a brief synopsis of ongoing research activities, the number and type of active sponsored projects, dissertations or other research papers presented by students, performances or scholarly presentations by faculty, etc., should be included if they contribute to the overall picture of a department’s research, scholarly, and creative activities.
• A statement of support from the dean is required.
• To expedite the review process, nine copies of the nomination and supporting documentation should be submitted to RD&C.
The awardee will be selected by the Outstanding Research Awards Committee which includes the Associate Vice President for Research (Chair), the Chair of the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, one faculty member from the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, three members of the Associate Deans for Research Committee, the Chair of the Faculty Research Seed Money Committee, and one member of the Faculty Research Seed Money Committee. Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, the Departments of Chemistry (2009), Psychology (2008), and Chemical Engineering (2005), may not be nominated this year. Departmental awards were not given in 2006 and 2007.
If further information is desired, please call Research Development and Compliance at 777-4278.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development, Research Development & Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4278
|Founder's Day nominations/applications sought for Faculty Research award |
Nominations/applications are invited for the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research. The winner of this award will receive a plaque and a check for $2,000 at the Founders Day Banquet Thursday, Feb. 25, 2010. Tenured faculty who have been at UND at least five years are eligible to receive this award. The following information should be provided:
(1) A listing of publications of significant, original and high-quality research, scholarly, and creative contributions in nationally recognized professional journals that are refereed by peer reviewers and/or a listing of juried competitions and invited performances/exhibitions.
(2) Overall scholarly activities, such as service as a reviewer of research proposals for federal agencies or other funding sources, service as a referee or editor for professional journals, and contributions to training students in research, scholarly, and creative endeavors;
(3) Potential for significant contributions to enhancing the effectiveness of the subject matter taught in the classroom.
(4) A letter of support from the department chair, if the nominee is a faculty member, or from the dean, if the nominee is the chair of the department.
Faculty, staff and students may make nominations, and faculty are invited to nominate themselves. Since the committee will not engage in the gathering of documentation, each nomination or application must be accompanied by thorough evidence of the nominee’s qualifications for the award. Nine copies of each nomination and supporting documentation should be received at Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) no later than Wednesday, Jan. 6, 2010. The awardee will be selected by the same committee that selects the Fellows of the University Award for Departmental Excellence in Research recipient. This committee includes the Associate Vice President for Research (Chair), the Chair of the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, one faculty member from the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, three members of the Associate Deans for Research Committee, the Chair of the Faculty Research Seed Money Committee, and one member of the Faculty Research Seed Money Committee. Since previous awardees are ineligible for nomination until five years have passed, Eric J. Murphy (2009), Michael J. Gaffey and Wayne S. Seames (2007), Michael D. Mann (2006), and F. Richard Ferraro (2005), may not be nominated this year. A faculty award was not made in 2008. For more information, please call Research Development and Compliance at 777-4278.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President of Research and Economic Development, Research Development & Compliance, email@example.com, 777-4278
|Nominations sought for U-Shine award|
The U-Shine award was developed by Staff Senate to recognize and award outstanding staff employees who make a difference on our campus. All benefited staff employees are eligible for nomination. UND faculty, staff and students are encouraged to nominate and recognize that special someone who, they believe, did something extraordinary, or have gone above and beyond the call of duty in one or more of the following categories:
- excellent team player
- positive attitude
- outstanding customer service, innovation and creativity
- going the extra mile; magnificent motivator
- loyalty and commitment to UND
- a category of the nominator's choosing.
Nomination forms are available on the Staff Senate Website at www.und.edu/org/undss/ or printed forms are also available at Dining Services, Facilities and the Memorial Union Post Office. The deadline for submission is the 15th of each month. All nominations received after the 15th will be considered the following month. Each month, Staff Senate Executive Committee will select one award winner from the nominations received and present the award winner with a check for $50.
-- Shari Nelson, Asst. Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2117
|Internal job openings listed|
The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS retirement benefits. Current UND faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.
To apply: Please complete UND Application/Control Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications must be received by the deadline date.
Position: Web Writer, Continuing Education, #10-121
Application deadline: 10/29/2009
Compensation: $38,000 plus/year
Position: Lead Web Writer, Continuing Education, #10-120
Application deadline: 10/29/2009
Compensation: $47,000 plus/year
Position: Web Services Librarian, Chester Fritz Library, #10-118
Application deadline: 10/29/2009
Compensation: $45,000 plus/year
Position: Prenatal Screening Project Coordinator, SMHS Pediatrics, # 10-110
Application deadline: 10/28/2009
Compensation: $38,000 plus/year
Position: Clinical Nurse (located at Family Medicine – Minot), #10-119
Application deadline: 10/30/2009
Compensation: $28,500 plus/year
Position: Administrative Secretary (8 am – 3:30 pm, M-F), Air Force ROTC, #10-116
Application deadline: 10/29/2009
Compensation: $22,000 plus/year
Position: Baker (Midnight to 8:30 a.m. flexible weekends), Dining Services, #10-122
Application deadline: 11/02/2009
Compensation: $10.55 plus/hour
Position: Assistant Cook (various schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services #10-117
Application deadline: 10/29/2009
Compensation: $9.25 plus/hour
|Lacher and Hostetter attend statewide diabetes summit at United Tribes|
The Dakota Diabetes Coalition’s annual Diabetes Summit was held Oct. 16, on the campus of Bismarck’s United Tribes Technical College, which cosponsored the event.
Participating in the conference were Brenda Lacher, RN, diabetes education coordinator at the UND Center for Family Medicine–Bismarck, UND Southwest Campus, and Nancy Hostetter, UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, continuing medical education and outreach coordinator in Bismarck. The Coalition has more than 100 members across North Dakota. The daylong gathering brought together people with a variety of backgrounds from around the state. The theme of this year’s Summit was “What Works in Diabetes.” Conference participants worked on the North Dakota Department of Health’s state plan for diabetes and discussed important issues and the best ways to reduce North Dakota’s diabetes epidemic.
For more information on the coalition, see: http://www.ndhealth.gov/diabetescoalition/ .
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, email@example.com, 777-3300
|Women's Health Magazine highlights UND faculty member's work|
Sandra Short, Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness professor, is the lead author on a study that was highlighted in this month's Women's Health magazine.
-- Physical Education, Exercise Science and Wellness