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ISSUE: Volume 44, Number 28: November 28, 2006

Top Stories
Honorary degree nominations due Dec. 1
Faculty and administrative staff invited to participate in winter commencement
Events to Note
Reception to honor Doug Munski today
Blue Cross offers presentations, gift, flu shots
"Extravabandza" features University Band, Marching Band
Doctoral examination set for Linda Houts-Smith
Reception to honor Glenda Lindseth
Doctoral examination set for Wanda Rose
Matthias Rudolf presents paper on Irish literature Thursday
Studio One holds Military Appreciation Day
Holiday Art & Craft Fair is Dec. 1
Join us for our annual Holiday Open House
ND INBRE sponsors guest proteomics lecturer
Psychology colloquium set for Dec. 1
Alexander to present on northern Minnesota geology, microbiology, planetology
Art professor to deliver faculty lecture Dec. 5
U2 lists workshops
UND seeks designer for 125th annniversary celebration logo
FlexComp open enrollment deadline is Thursday
Faculty sought for entrepreneur projects
Administrative internship opportunity on universal access is available
Leadership class open to non-honors students
Nominations sought for 2007 outstanding rural health awards
UND to host Rural Surgery Symposium
Law Library extends exam hours
Knit for the Mandala project, Part II, will be at Museum
New UND Directory available at bookstores, campus C-stores
Donated annual leave requested for Phyllis Trelfa
Note holiday safety tips
Denim Day is Nov. 29
Volunteer opportunities listed
Reduce the price of textbooks today
State inspection garners UND top marks in food service
"31 Days of Glory" Staff Senate raffle tickets still available
Barnes & Noble at UND seeking part-time booksellers
Volunteers sought for male motivation research
Holiday challenge can keep you on track
Taco in a Bag now available at Old Main Marketplace Food Court
North Dakota Museum of Art cafe lists specials
Internal job openings listed
In the News
UND administrators get leadership batteries recharged at Harvard
Tracy Evanson receives American Nurses Foundation funding
English Department senior lecturer receives fellowship
Honorary degree nominations due Dec. 1

Members of the University Council are invited to nominate outstanding individuals for an honorary degree. The deadline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 1. Qualifications include, but are not limited to, the following State Board of Higher Education criteria (see SBHE, Policy 430.1):
1. The candidate should have had an association with the State of North Dakota. This association may be by virtue of birth, of residence, of education, of service to the state, the Board, or one of the institutions governed by the Board.
2. The candidate must have achieved a level of distinction which would merit comparable recognition in his or her profession or area of excellence.
3. The renown of the candidate should reflect favorably on the Board, the institutions it governs, and the State of North Dakota.

In order to avoid any embarrassment, no suggestion shall be made to any person to be so honored until the State Board of Higher Education has acted on the nomination.

Institutional criteria and standards for the awarding of honorary degrees at the University of North Dakota have been established by the University Senate. It is recommended that the following criteria be used in considering persons for an honorary degree:
1. Achievement of distinction in scholarship, or in comparable professional or creative achievement.
2. Recognized and outstanding service to the nation, to the state, or to the University of North Dakota.
3. Attendance at or graduation from the University of North Dakota, except as the individual is outstanding with reference to the preceding criteria 1 and 2.
4. Non-membership on the faculty of the University of North Dakota.
5. Scholarship specialization in an area in which the University normally grants an earned degree.

1. Nominations may be made by any member of the University Council.
2. Nominations must be accompanied by a factual dossier providing evidence that the nominee meets the criteria and standards established by the University Senate (Nos. 1-5 above). Factual compilation should include the following, in the order listed:
a. A brief biography
b. A list of scholarly writings, research and publications
c. Description of public service and achievements
d. List of offices and positions held
e. Other factual justifications for consideration
3. The nominee's scholarship will be evaluated by the departmental faculty in the area of the nominee's specialization, such evaluation to be a part of the dossier presented to the Honorary Degrees Committee.
4. A nominee will not be informed that he/she is being considered until the nomination has been approved at the SBHE level.
5. The titles of honorary degrees shall be distinct from those of earned degrees at UND.
6. No honorary bachelor's or master's degrees will be awarded.

On behalf of the Honorary Degrees Committee, nominations and all supporting materials may be sent to the Office of the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, 302 Twamley Hall. The dateline for submitting nominations is Friday, Dec. 1. -- Greg Weisenstein, Provost.

Faculty and administrative staff invited to participate in winter commencement

UND faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to march in academic regalia in the winter commencement ceremonies Friday, Dec. 15. Two ceremonies will be held this year, and faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to participate in one or both events. The ceremony for all graduate degrees will begin at 10 a.m., and all undergraduate degrees will be awarded at the ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Both events will be held in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Faculty and administrators should assemble in the lower level of the Auditorium at least 30 minutes prior to the ceremony. University marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their places in the procession.

Please contact the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events in the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services Office at 777-2724 by Monday, Dec. 11, or send an e-mail message to if you plan to participate so that the appropriate number of seats can be reserved. When responding, please make sure to indicate if you’ll be participating in one or both ceremonies.

I encourage participation by faculty and administrative staff to help make commencement a memorable occasion for our graduates and their guests.
-- Charles E. Kupchella, President, Presidents Office,, 7-2121

Reception to honor Doug Munski today

Douglas Munski, professor of geography, has been selected as the winner of the 2006 UCEA (University Continuing Education Association) Great Plains Excellence in Teaching Award. This award is a great honor and indicates the exemplary contributions that Dr. Munski has made to the field of education and to the University. He received this award in Kansas City at the Annual UCEA Joint Great Plains Mid-America conference on Oct. 20. Nominations were submitted from eight states in this region.

Please join us at a reception in his honor from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 28, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. A short program will begin at 1:15 p.m.

The Excellence in Teaching Award is presented to individuals who have provided outstanding teaching, course development, mentoring of students, and service to continuing education. The award recognizes those who have made significant contributions to credit or non-credit programs and who have provided inspirational teaching to continuing education students.

Blue Cross offers presentations, gift, flu shots

Blue Cross, Blue Shield is proud to offer a brand new Healthy Choices presentation, "Beat the Bug." A member services representative will be on campus over the next two weeks to present this information. These free 30-minute presentations are open to all members of the campus community, and all those in attendance will receive a free cough and cold kit, which is a Blue Cross, Blue Shield travel mug stuffed with many useful items. The schedule follows:

* Thursday, Nov. 30, Memorial Union, Memorial Room:
11:30 a.m. to noon; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.; 4 to 4:30 p.m.; 4:45 to 5:15 p.m.
Flu shoots will be available at this time in the Medora Room.

* Wednesday, Dec. 6, Facilities dining area:
9:30 to 10 a.m.; 10:15 to 10:45 a.m.; 2:30 to 3 p.m.; 3:15 to 3:45 p.m.

* Thursday, Dec. 7, Wellness Center classroom:
8 to 8:30 a.m.; 8:45 to 9:15 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. to noon; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m.
Flu shots will be available at this time at the Wellness Center.

Flu shots are provided by Student Health Services for $20.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center,, 777-0210

"Extravabandza" features University Band, Marching Band

This year’s annual UND ExtravaBANDza will showcase the University Band, as well as the “Pride of the North” Marching Band, Tuesday, Nov. 28, at 7:30 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets, available at the door, are $6 for adults, $3 for students and senior citizens, or $12 per family.

The University Band, under the direction of James Popejoy with guest conductor Robert Brooks, will present an eclectic program of concert music, including such band classics as Percy Grainger’s Themes from “Green Bushes” and Chorale and Shaker Dance by John Zdechlik. UND guitar instructor Jeff Anvinson will be the featured soloist on James Bonney’s Chaos Theory, a concerto for electric guitar and wind orchestra. The “Pride of the North” Marching Band, directed by Robert Brooks and Tammy Mulske, will present a showcase concert of their fall season, including performances of the traditional school songs and cheers as well as music from their field shows, such as Chameleon and Birdland. The UND Color Guard and Drum Line units will also be featured during the event.

For additional information concerning this performance, please contact the UND Band Department at (701) 777-2815.
-- Tammy Mulske, Technology and Marketing Supervisor, Music,, 777-2644

Doctoral examination set for Linda Houts-Smith

The final examination for Linda Houts-Smith, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 29, in 109 Merrifield Hall. The dissertation title is "Funny Ha-Ha or Funny Strange: The Structure and Meaning of Laughter in Conversation." David Marshall (English) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School,, 777-4005

Reception to honor Glenda Lindseth

The College of Nursing invites the campus to a celebration honoring Glenda Lindseth on her induction as a Fellow in the American Academy of Nursing (FAAN). The reception will take place Wednesday, Nov. 29, at 4 p.m. in the College of Nursing, third floor lounge. Selection for the Academy is considered the most prestigious honor bestowed upon a nurse. Dr. Lindseth is currently professor and associate dean for research in the College of Nursing.
-- Roxanne Hurley, Clinical Associate Professor, Nursing,, 777-4525

Doctoral examination set for Wanda Rose

The final examination for Wanda Rose, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching and Learning, is set for 3 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is "HB1245: A Case Study of the Process that Rescinded North Dakota's Nursing Education Requirements." Kathleen Gershman (Teaching and Learning) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School,, 777-4005

Matthias Rudolf presents paper on Irish literature Thursday

As part of the English Department Speaker Series, Matthias Rudolf, University of Wisconsin-Madison, will present "Who Is It We’re Crying For?’: Allegory, Union, and the Loss of Identity in 'Castle Rackrent'" at 4 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 30, in 116 Merrifield Hall.

Hastily written in so it might be published on the eve of Ireland's legislative union with England, "Castle Rackrent"' opens with a paradoxical promise: that Ireland would arrive at a poetic self-recognition through the loss of the very identity it is to recognize. This paper takes up the extraordinary claim of a new poetics to enable an impossible self-discovery as an occasion to rethink the politics of writing in light of the common law tradition of legal discovery. This paper explores the intricate entanglements of the poetic and political implications of the writing of “Union” in "Castle Rackrent," situating this writing in the context of a romanticism that emerges from the nexus of the cultural impact of the French Revolution and the uneasy confrontation of French and Scottish Enlightenment thought with the common law tradition espoused by Edmund Burke. The writing of “Union” crisscrosses the terrain between the idea of culture and national identity as an “entailed inheritance” over time and their rational derivation on the basis of normative natural right. In "Castle Rackrent," this conflict reappears as a crisis of literary transmission, emblematized as the difference between writing as transcription and as translation.
-- Rebecca Weaver-Hightower, Assistant Professor, English,, 777-6391

Studio One holds Military Appreciation Day

Studio One will host a Military Appreciation Day Thursday, Nov. 30. Capt. Cory Melland of the North Dakota National Guard was stationed for nearly a year at Camp Speicher, 20 miles north of Tikrit, Iraq. On Studio One he will discuss the difficulties of adjusting to everyday life after returning from overseas.

A special invitiation is extended to all military personnel and their families to become a part of the studio audience. Studio One airs live on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Tours begin at 4:25 p.m. To reserve a seat in the audience or for more information please call 777-3818.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Meghan Flaagan, Director of Marketing, Television Center,, 701-777-3818

Holiday Art & Craft Fair is Dec. 1

The 28th annual Holiday Art & Craft Fair is Friday, Dec. 1, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. This traditional event includes artists and crafters from UND and the surrounding community. Items include wood crafts, soy candles, pottery, holiday decorations, glass art, jewelry, fleece blankets, and more.

Admission is free and door prizes will be awarded. Come join us and find that one-of-a-kind gift for that special someone, or take something special home for yourself.

A shuttle van will run between the Memorial Union and Barnes & Noble Bookstore parking lot throughout the day. The Holiday Art & Craft Fair is sponsored by the Memorial Union. For more information contact Bonnie Solberg, 777-2898 or visit

Join us for our annual Holiday Open House

Barnes & Noble at UND invites you to our our annual Holiday Open House, Friday, Dec. 1, from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Local authors will be at the store for a signing from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. In-store specials include 25 percent off all our Jansport and Champion imprinted sweatshirts and sweatspants, 25 percent off all board games, holiday boxed cards, and much more. Register for a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. We look forward to seeing you.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND,, 777-2103

ND INBRE sponsors guest proteomics lecturer

On Friday, Dec. 1, Yetrib Hathout, of the Children's National Medical Center, Center for Genetic Medicine, Washington, D.C., will be a guest lecturer on proteomics at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His presentation, "Proteomic Approach to Study Age-Related Macular Degeneration," will be held from 2 to 3 p.m. in United Hospital Lecture Hall, Room 1370.

Dr. Hathout is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the George Washington University School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and molecular cell biology from the University of Burgundy in Dijon, France, and was a post-doc and research scientist at the University of Maryland from 1994 to 2003. The subject of the lecture he'll present was recently published in the Journal of Proteome Research.

Dr. Hathout will be available for meetings with faculty and students from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Dec. 1. To schedule a meeting, please contact Kimberly Hansen, North Dakota INBRE administrative officer, at 777-6376 or

Dr. Hathout's visit is sponsored by the North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE).

Psychology colloquium set for Dec. 1

A psychology colloquium is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 1, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall. Michael Himle, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, will present "Understanding Tic Suppression: Implications for Conceptualizing and Treating Tourette Syndrome and Related Conditions." The public is invited to attend.

Alexander to present on northern Minnesota geology, microbiology, planetology

E. Calvin Alexander Jr., of the University of Minnesota Department of Geology and Geophysics, Minneapolis, will present a Department of Geology and Geological Engineering (GGE) LEEPS lecture at noon Monday, Dec. 4, in 109 Leonard Hall. The title of Dr. Alexander’s talk is “Soudan Mine Seeps: Hydrogeology, Geochemistry, Planetology, and Microbiology.” Dr. Alexander comes to Grand Forks with extensive experience in both lunar samples and meteorites and non-point source pollution, especially in karst studies. He has also received significant recognition at Minnesota for his teaching abilities.

LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science) lectures are sponsored by GGE alumni for the educational development of our students, faculty, and others wishing to attend. All are welcome.
-- Joseph Hartman, Associate Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering,, 777-5055

Art professor to deliver faculty lecture Dec. 5

Art professor Patrick Luber will discuss his recent artistic research when he presents “The 3Ds of Sculpture: Disinterested, Decorative, or Devotional Object” Tuesday, Dec. 5, in the North Dakota Museum of Art. Luber’s lecture is the latest segment of the UND Faculty Lecture Series. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the lecture, which is free and open to the public.

“Not every image or object is fine art.” said Luber, “but like fine art, other objects and images we encounter in daily life have the potential to transmit important cultural information.”

Luber’s lecture will provide insight into some common artistic frameworks by reviewing his past and present artistic/sculptural research. “Historically and academically, the categories of disinterested, decorative, and devotional objects have largely been studied as distinct and separate areas of study.” said Luber. “Over the past 10 years, scholars have been examining the important contributions objects from popular culture make to the culture at large and have argued that in fact some objects can simultaneously be disinterested, decorative, and devotional.”

Luber’s most recent art series - the “Milagros Series” - are sculptural versions of the ex-votos, or “Milagros”, that are used in prayer among Roman Catholics of the Southwest United States and Latin America. Luber’s Milagros are wired for electricity, and feature a variety of lights and scents that blend, appropriate, and redirect the meaning of commercial objects for use in the worlds of disinterested, decorative, and devotional objects.

“Popular culture references, devotional, decorative, or commercial, have become a mainstay visual strategy in the post-modern art world.” Luber said. “The link between popular culture and devotional objects, especially religious kitsch, is not confined to a single culture, but is found in numerous religious and cultural traditions within the Americas.”

Luber’s work is included in the permanent collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art as well as numerous private collections. He has performed over 20 solo art exhibitions and numerous group shows on the local, regional, national, and international levels. His work received the Best of Show Award in the 1992 North American Sculpture Competition in Golden, Colo.; Best of Show in the 58th Annual Exhibition (2002) at the Sioux City Art Center, Sioux City, Iowa. Most recently, Luber was awarded a 2006 North Dakota Humanities Council Larry Remele Memorial Fellowship.

When asked where he finds the inspiration for his art Luber responded, “Often, my artworks start with a problem or something that I do not fully understand. Sometimes I work on solving artistic problems, other times I draw from cultural issues that affect our daily lives. I like to think my own artwork as the residue of organized, creative and productive thought.”

Aside from sculpture, Luber has presented several papers on popular American visual culture ranging from folk art and 19th-century American painting to popular commercial art. Currently, Luber has been studying the history of religion and religious material culture in America.

Raised on a farm near Pocahontas, Ill., Luber received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Greenville College in Greenville, Ill. He then earned his Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees in sculpture from the University of New Mexico and has taught sculpture at the University of North Dakota since 1990.

U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for Dec. 15-22.

Records Disposal Procedures
Dec. 19, 9-10 a.m.
Memorial Union, Memorial Room
During this workshop you will learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the system used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and you will take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think, and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris Austin, Records Manager.

Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials
Dec. 19, 10 a.m. to noon
Memorial Union, Memorial Room
Find out what your responsibilities are if you ship or receive hazardous material. If you fill out paperwork for a package, put material in a package, hand a package to a delivery person, receive a package from a delivery person, or open a package containing hazardous material, then you must have this training. Presenter: Greg Krause, Safety and Environmental Health.

Visit our Web site for additional workshops.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone, 777-2128, Email, or online Please include: (1) workshop title/date, (2) name, (3) department, (4) position, (5) box number, (6) phone number, (7) e-mail, and (8) How you first learned about this workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Mark Wilkerson, U2 Coordinator, University within the University,, 701-777-4260

UND seeks designer for 125th annniversary celebration logo

The University is seeking a designer to create a logo for UND's 125th anniversary celebration, set for 2008. Those interested should contact the purchasing office to obtain a copy of the request for proposals (RFP). All proposals are due by 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 15.

Responders may be individuals or representatives of a group, such as an advertising firm, communication department on or off campus, commercial printing company. Responders should provide samples of their creative graphic design work (including, but not limited to, examples of logos) and, if possible, letters of reference.

The successful bidder should be capable of doing professional quality work and should have good knowledge of commercial printing practices and requirements —- some understanding of creating a logo for printing purposes.

The successful bidder will also develop a usage manual for the logo and will provide the University with high-quality digital images of the logo.

For the complete RFP, contact:
Scott Schreiner - Purchasing, Stop 8381, University of North Dakota,
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8381, 777-2681; Fax: 701-777-2125.

Faculty sought for entrepreneur projects

RFP: Faculty Projects with Entrepreneurs
Funded by: Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe Entrepreneur Endowments, UND Foundation

Funds available: $14,000 for spring, summer and fall 2007
Deadline for proposals: Jan. 12, 2007, at 4:30 p.m.

The families of Melroe Manufacturing entrepreneurs Eugene Dahl and Roger Melroe established endowments within the UND Foundation in 2004 to foster innovative and entrepreneur activities among UND faculty. Gene Dahl was the first chairman of the Center for Innovation Advisory Board (1984-89). He was instrumental in bring two North Dakota ventures to Fortune 500 status: Melroe Bobcat and Steiger Tractor. Roger Melroe was his brother-in-law and vice president of marketing for Melroe Bobcat. The Boardroom in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center is named for Gene Dahl and Roger Melroe.

Eligible projects for this RFP will support faculty to work directly with one or more emerging entrepreneurs on the issues of innovation (product, technology, services, etc.), venture development, venture growth, or financing. Optimally, the ventures will be spin-off ventures or with entrepreneurs hosted in the two campus incubators, and the project initiates an ongoing relationship where the faculty member is closely involved with the launch and growth of a venture. Preference may be given to faculty projects where a long-term faculty/venture relationship is highly probable. The entrepreneur(s) should provide a letter of support for the project indicating how the project will be beneficial to their venture and the entrepreneur community. Utilizing undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in entrepreneur programs is encouraged, but not mandatory, to create hands-on learning for entrepreneur students.

The selection committee is chaired by the director of the UND Center for Innovation. The committee is encouraged to approach faculty to submit proposals. Preference may be given to projects from business faculty teaching entrepreneurship courses, but if no quality or eligible projects are available, faculty projects relating to entrepreneurship from the CBPA or other colleges are eligible for the grant support. The committee may select one or more entrepreneur projects or initiatives utilizing faculty expertise which will foster North Dakota Entrepreneurship. In 2006, three faculty projects were selected for support.

Submit proposals to: Bruce Gjovig, Center for Innovation, Stop 8372,
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8372.

FlexComp open enrollment deadline is Thursday

The open enrollment period for the FlexComp program for the Plan Year of Jan. 1, 2007, through Dec. 31, 2007, is quickly coming to an end (open enrollment period is Nov. 1-30, 2006). Enrollment agreements MUST be returned to the Payroll Office by Nov. 30; no enrollment agreements will be accepted after 4:30 p.m.

NO exceptions will be made for mail delays; it is advised you hand-deliver your form directly to the Payroll Office to assure meeting the Nov. 30 deadline. This deadline is required to ensure that all forms received can be processed prior to Jan. 1.

All benefitted employees have the opportunity to enroll or re-enroll in this fringe benefit opportunity. This program helps employees pay for medical and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars instead of after-tax dollars.

If you have any questions or need any additional information, call Cheryl Arntz, Payroll Office FlexComp specialist at 777-4423. — Payroll.

Administrative internship opportunity on universal access is available

The administrative internship component of the Presidential Leadership Programs is designed for faculty and staff interested in additional administrative work. Each year, up to eight participants are matched with approved internship projects and mentors across campus. On average, interns will work six hours per week on their projects and attend monthly meetings to network with other interns. The intern will receive a stipend of $500 per semester. To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail for an application. This new internship opportunity is open until filled:

#2006-09, Universal Access at UND: Unlocking the Mysteries of Access
MENTOR: Judy Sannes, assistant director, Disabled Student Services, and Kathy Smart, assistant professor of teaching and learning
TIME: One semester (to begin as soon as possible)

The UND ADA facilities subcommittee is seeking an intern to work on a pilot project aimed at increasing the awareness and understanding of universal design in making buildings physically accessible. The end product of this project will be a one-day summit or conference in late spring 2007. In addition, there is the possibility that this conference could become an annual event at UND. The intern will learn about state and federal accessibility standards, the differences between the two when complying with state standards and federal laws, the genesis of accessibility in America, as well as the plans for the future and upcoming changes to federal and state standards.

The intern should have an interest in administration and project work. An interest in accessibility and facilities is desirable. Effective written and verbal skills are necessary. Strong computer skills are important and webpage experience a plus. This internship will offer an opportunity to gain experience in committee work, develop additional skills in program planning, organizing, communication, budget development, development of promotional materials and project evaluation. The unique blend of the two mentors’ interests and experience is well suited for an intern interested in developing the skills needed to organize this pilot project and work with diverse groups in the areas of education and disability access.

Nominations sought for 2007 outstanding rural health awards

Nominations are being sought for the 2007 Outstanding Rural Health Awards, which acknowledge the contributions of North Dakota people and organizations who improve rural health care.

The awards are given in four categories annually by the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health.

• The Outstanding Rural Health Provider/Practitioner award is presented to a health care clinician whose practice is in rural North Dakota and has unselfishly made an important contribution to his or her community and area.
• The Outstanding Rural Health Volunteer award recognizes the contributions made by community people who have contributed their energy, time and skill on a volunteer basis toward the betterment of rural health care.
• The Outstanding Rural Health Professional award is presented to a health care professional located in rural North Dakota who had demonstrated leadership in the delivery of rural health services.
• The Outstanding Rural Health Program/Organization is presented to programs that deliver services in innovative ways, highlight coordination among providers, or improve the quality of care to rural residents.

For more information please visit or contact Lynette Dickson at the Center for Rural Health at 777-6049 or

Nominations are due Tuesday, Jan. 2.

The Outstanding Rural Health Awards are part of the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health facilitated by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences’ Center for Rural Health, coordinated by the Bismarck State College and sponsored by Altru Health System, North Dakota Public Health Association, College of Nursing, and the Center for Rural Health and Department of Family and Community Medicine.

For more information on the Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, being held March 20-22 in Mandan, visit:
-- Amanda Scurry, public information specialist, UND SMHS,, 701-777-0871

Leadership class open to non-honors students

The honors program invites non-honors students to enroll for a new spring 2007 class, HON 292-Colloquium in Social Sciences: Leaders as Scholars. According to the 2005-2007 Undergraduate Catalog, this class will also count as a general education requirement in the social science category.

This three-credit class, meeting Thursdays from 3 to 5:15 p.m., has limited seating, and will require permission from the instructor to register. For more information, please call instructor Kay Powell.
-- K. M. Powell, Student Life Coordinator, Honors Program,, 701-777-6218

UND to host Rural Surgery Symposium

The Department of Surgery will host the third annual Rural Surgery Symposium, a national meeting for surgeons who practice in rural areas, next year in Grand Forks.

The event is dedicated to addressing and resolving problems encountered by rural surgeons in the United States, as well as providing an educational forum for these surgeons, according to Robert Sticca, surgery department chair and residency program director.

David Antonenko, professor of surgery and director of surgical education, is coordinating the educational component of the meeting, set for September 2007 at the Alerus Center and Canad Inn.

“This meeting gives us national exposure from the standpoint of rural surgery,” he said. For many years, UND has been widely known as a leader in rural medicine, so it is “natural for this meeting to be held in North Dakota.”

The surgery residency program also has earned an exemplary reputation for its training of surgeons for rural areas, Sticca said, noting that more than 45 percent of its graduates practice in rural communities in North Dakota and around the country.

The Rural Surgery Symposium is expected to draw up to 200 rural surgeons from throughout the United States, especially those who practice in the Midwest and West.

The UND Surgery Department will be conducting the meeting in conjunction with the Mithoefer Center for Rural Surgery, a division of Bassett Health Care System of Cooperstown, N.Y., which has hosted the event for past two years.

For more information, contact Geralyn at 701-777-2589 or email, . -30-

Contact: Pamela D. Knudson, director of public affairs, 701-777-4305, or Amanda Scurry, Office of Public Affairs, 701-777-0871, 11-17-06
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assistant to the Director, Public Affairs,, 701-746-1898

Law Library extends exam hours

The Law Library's extended exam hours follow: Friday, Dec. 1, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday and Sunday, Dec. 2-3, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, Dec. 4, through Saturday, Dec. 9, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, Dec. 10, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, Dec. 11, through Thursday, Dec. 14, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, Dec. 15, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation manager, Law Library,, 7-3482

Knit for the Mandala project, Part II, will be at Museum

Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand, an exhibition curated by Barbara Hatfield and Hanne Tierney will be at the North Dakota Museum of Art from Dec. 10 to Feb. 11.

Knitters, from novice to expert, are invited to contribute to this volunteer effort to create, from plain strips of knitting, a work for the upcoming exhibition "Moment by Moment: Meditations of the Hand."

Knit scarves will be laid out on the floor of the museum to form a mandala, a representation of the cosmos and an image for meditation. Each scarf to be approximately seven feet long, eight to nine inches wide, knit only, with no fringe and using various color. Colors may be repeated within the strip; use large needles so that strips will be flexible enough to be laid out in curves.

The mandala project is an opportunity to participate in a collaborative community work to enhance awareness of the roles of art in daily life and in our well-being.

The first mandala was produced by the Horvik Knitting Commune of Norway in honor of Lauren Tierney Mumford and exhibited at Long Island University in Brooklyn, N.Y. in 2003. Lauren, known to family and friends as Yoa, died in 2004 after a long struggle with breast cancer. She was a talented physician, much loved by family and friends. Her three children are now 6, 11, and 13. Each stitch was made with love for Yoa and her family. Following the initial exhibition, the scarves were given away to Yoa’s friends. She was the daughter of Hanne Tierney, one of the curators of this exhibit.

The scarves you knit for the Mandala 2 exhibit will be given as gifts in the community where they are produced. Local knitters may choose a single individual or a general group to honor.

We will begin with whatever scarves are available on Dec. 10. You may contribute pieces to be added as the exhibition continues.

For more information contact Sue Fink, education director, North Dakota Museum of Art, 777.4195, or Barbara Hatfield at
-- Sue Fink, Education Director, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 777-3599

New UND Directory available at bookstores, campus C-stores

The all-new, completely revised edition of the UND student/faculty/staff directory is now available at Barnes & Noble University Bookstore, Dakota Textbook Co., and Wilkerson, Walsh, and Memorial Union convenience stores. It is not, however, available at the Memorial Union Service Desk as stated in the posters and other advertising. Cost is the same as last year, $1.25.

Along with student, faculty, and staff information, this new directory contains a new section that puts department information at your fingertips. Department addresses, phone numbers, e-mails, web sites, and employees are now in one location, which should make information much easier to find. Students and employees are also listed alphabetically as they have been in the past.

This marks the first year that we have used PeopleSoft data feeds for both students and employees. In some cases, that data may not have been updated by the student or employee. Students who wish to update information may do so through the PeopleSoft portal. In the case of employees, at least one person in each office has HRMS privileges and can update most information.

If you have any comments or suggestions to improve next year's edition, please contact me.

-- Jan Orvik, Coordinator of Internal Communications, University Relations,, 777-3621

Donated annual leave requested for Phyllis Trelfa

Donations of annual leave are sought for Phyllis Trelfa, administrative secretary in the law school. Only annual leave can be donated. She and her family thank you for your generosity. Please send a donated leave form to Julie Simon, Law School, Stop 9003. For a form, go to, then click on forms.

Note holiday safety tips

Everyone enjoys the dazzling beauty of holiday decorations. The beauty need not be spoiled by an accident that could have been prevented. Before you begin decorating inside and out this season, keep in mind these safety tips:
* Do not use strings of lights that have damaged or frayed wires. Throw away these lights so no one else will plug them in.
* Lights on campus must bear the Underwriters Laboratory (UL) seal of approval and must be of miniature size. Do not run wiring through doorways, under carpeting, or through holes in a wall. The use of extension cords should be avoided; rather, a multiple-outlet powerstrip (UL-rated) with an internal circuit breaker is recommended. Always turn the holiday lights off when you leave the building.
* Candles, incense, or other devices with open flames are prohibited in dormitories and in campus buildings with the exception of apartment/family housing and for supervised special events.
* Decorations should not disguise, cover, or interfere with any safety device, including fire safety equipment such as fire extinguishers, exit signs, sprinkler heads and piping, and fire alarm pull stations.
* Live cut trees on campus must have prior permission from Campus Safety and Security and have a tag showing that they have been flame-retardant treated. The tag must include the name and registration number of the chemical used, the name of the applicator, and the date of treatment. Keep natural trees in water at all times to slow the natural drying process.
* Live trees are not permitted in the residence halls. Artificial trees are allowed when placement, lighting, decorations, and monitoring rules are adhered to. They must be kept out of corridors and away from doorways and heat sources.
* Not all artificial trees are flame-retardant. Check for the tag that notes they have been flocked or treated. Do not risk using a cheaper tree that is not fire resistant.
* Do not place the tree so that it blocks a doorway, corridor, or exit.
* After the holidays, the sooner you get rid of your Christmas tree and decorations the better. The longer they stay up, the more of a problem they become.

Decorating guidelines for apartment housing can be referenced in the UND Apartment Policy Handbook. If you would like further information on holiday safety, please contact the UND Campus Safety and Security Office at 777-3341. Happy Holidays!
-- Jason Uhlir, Director of Campus Safety and Security/Risk Management, Campus Safety and Security,, 777-3341

Denim Day is Nov. 29

The last Wednesday of this month is Nov. 29, which makes it Denim Day. Pay your building coordinator your dollar, enjoy your casual wear, and know that your money goes to charity. If you need more buttons or want a poster, just let me know.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services,, 777-3791

Volunteer opportunities listed

Several volunteer opportunities are on the horizon for the remainder of the fall semester in which faculty, staff and students can participate. The Salvation Army urgently needs bell ringers. Experience the spirit of Christmas this season by ringing the bell for the Salvation Army. Bell ringing occurs through Dec. 23, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., at 16 indoor and outdoor locations. Sign up as a family or individual, or have your group or business take a kettle location for a day. Give the gift of time (it will make you feel good and help serve local needs year-round). Call the Christmas Help hotline today to volunteer at 701-772-0028.

The National Society of Collegiate Scholars will have a giving tree again this year, located in the Memorial Union. It will run from Thanksgiving week through finals. Interested people can select a gift tag and leave the wrapped package at the Volunteer Bridge office, Room 113A, Memorial Union.
-- Linda Rains, Coordinator of Civic Leadership, Memorial Union,, 701-777-4076

Reduce the price of textbooks today

Spring textbook requests were due Oct. 2. Submit your adoptions online at: then select the faculty services tab or call 777-2106.
Here's why:
* Having your course book information by the start of buyback allows us to pay students who choose to sell their books 50 percent of the book price at buyback.
* Recycle and reuse - the more books we buy at the end of this fall term, the more students save next term. Used books are 25 percent off the new book price.
* If you adopt the text alone, (instead of a textbook package or bundle), more students actually buy it. Recent studies conducted by Student Monitor indicate that 77 percent of students would choose to purchase the text alone if given the option.
* With early information, we can notify you of publisher stock situations, edition changes, and out-of-print titles.

We already have some proven success here at Barnes & Noble at UND. Our used textbook inventory for this current fall semester was over $1 million. The savings to UND students based on this inventory was over $337,000. We couldn't have done it without you!
Thank you for your continued support.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND,, 777-2103

State inspection garners UND top marks in food service

The University's food service facilities again scored top marks, among the very best of the 155 commercial kitchens inspected in Grand Forks, for food safety, cleanliness, and quality control, according to the most recent Grand Forks Health Department inspection.

City inspectors note that smaller facilities tend to have an easier time earning higher marks; for larger kitchens, such as those operated by UND, the high-score challenge is much greater because their operations are much more complex.

"It's a challenge, for sure," says Orlynn Rosaasen, director of UND food services. "We serve about 7,000 meals per day, day in, day out, close to the one million mark every year."

According to Rosaasen, who majored in restaurant management, the UND facilities rated as of Nov. 13 and their scores (100 is the perfect score) are as follows: airport, 98; medical sciences, 100; Old Main Market (Memorial Union food court), 99; Squires. 97; Stomping Grounds (Memorial Union coffee bar), 94; Terrace dining hall, 96; Twamley cafe, 100.

Barnes & Noble at UND seeking part-time booksellers

We are currently hiring permanent and part-time booksellers to work at Barnes & Noble. The hours would be late afternoon, early evening, and weekends.

We offer flexible hours to fit your busy schedule and competitive wages. You receive a 20 percent discount on your textbooks and up to a 35 percent discount on other store merchandise. We also have career opportunities for juniors and seniors through our bestseller management training program. To find out more about our job opportunitites, call today or pick up an application in the store.
-- Michelle Abernathey, General Manager, Barnes & Noble at UND,, 777-2103

"31 Days of Glory" Staff Senate raffle tickets still available

Staff Senate still has a limited number of raffle tickets available. The tickets are $20 and you will be eligible for a chance to win $100 each Monday-Saturday in December and $500 each Sunday in December. All proceeds are used for scholarships. To purchase a remaining ticket, please contact Suzanne Gandrud at 777-4516 or stop by Room 362, College of Nursing. Tickets must be purchased by 3 p.m. Friday, November 17.
-- Suzanne Gandrud, Business Officer, College of Nursing, For UND Staff Senate,, 777-4516

Volunteers sought for male motivation research

For my doctoral dissertation, I am currently seeking men who have sought therapy to participate in an online research study regarding men’s motivation to seek therapy. I am a doctoral student in the Department of Counseling. The survey will take approximately one-half hour to complete and can be completed on any computer with internet access.

Please e-mail me ( to obtain a link for the survey. By participating in this survey, you have the opportunity to enter a drawing for one of four $50 cash awards. If you have any questions regarding this survey or wish to participate in this survey please contact me via e-mail ( or telephone (701-739-1335) or my advisor, David Whitcomb via e-mail ( or call 777-3738.

Thank you in advance for participating in my study. Also, please remember that this study will have no effect on your relationship with the University of North Dakota or any department of the University.
-- Robert L. Reis II, Doctoral Student, Counseling,, 701-739-1335

Holiday challenge can keep you on track

We all know that fruits and vegetables provide the wide range of vitamins, minerals, and phytochemicals your body needs to maintain good health and energy levels. And we also know that during this time of year, cookies, cakes, and pies are plentiful. What's the solution? Keep you and your department on track with the five-a-day holiday challenge. For more information and all the materials you will need, contact Amanda Eickhoff at the Wellness Center.
-- Amanda Eickhoff, Coordinator of Wellness, Wellness Center,, 777-0210

Taco in a Bag now available at Old Main Marketplace Food Court

Check out the new items now available at the Food Court in the Memorial Union, including Taco in a Bag for $2.49 (after 2 p.m. only $1.75). Other specials include Taco Burgers on Thursdays, three Sbarro breadsticks for $.99 with purchase of beverage on Tuesdays, a dozen donut holes served warm for $1.25, and new homemade breads in the Dakota Deli.
-- Larry Cronin, General Manager, Old Main Marketplace,, 777-0438

North Dakota Museum of Art cafe lists specials

Specials at the North Dakota Museum of Art cafe follow:
* Nov. 28 – Entrée: Lemon Herbed Chicken, Soup: Knefla
* Nov. 29 – Entrée: Chicken Pot Pie, Soup: Roasted Veggie
* Nov. 30 – Entrée: Gyros, Soup: Cream of Asparagus

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
-- Connie Hulst, Office Manager, North Dakota Museum Art,, 777-4195

Internal job openings listed

The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health 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: Licensing Associate/Licensing Assistant, Technology Transfer and Commercialization, #07-153
DEADLINE: (I) 12/04/2006
SALARY: $50,000 - $70,000

POSITION: Research Specialist, Biochemistry, #07-148
DEADLINE: (I) 11/29/2006
SALARY: $35,000 - $40,000

POSITION: Lead Instructor/Flight Manager, #07-146
DEADLINE: (I) 11/28/2006
SALARY: $24,732 - $30,000

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: Flight Line Services Operator (variable schedule), #07-145
DEADLINE: (I) 11/28/2006
SALARY: $18,000 - $19,537


POSITION: Administrative Secretary, Honors Program, #07-152
DEADLINE: (I) 12/04/2006
SALARY: $20,400 - $24,400

POSITION: Administrative Secretary, (28 hours a week) Recreation and Leisure Services, #07-150
DEADLINE: (I) 11/30/2006
SALARY: $10.99 - $11.47

POSITION: University Within The University Program Assistant, Continuing Education, #07-147
DEADLINE: (I) 11/29/2006
SALARY: $18,000 - $20,000


POSITION: Delivery Coordinator (7 a.m.- 3:30 p.m., variable schedule), Dining Services, #07-152
DEADLINE: (I) 12/04/2006
SALARY: $9.56- $9.90

UND administrators get leadership batteries recharged at Harvard

Alice Hoffert, associate vice president for enrollment management, and Donna Brown, assistant director of UND’s American Indian Student Services, got a hefty dose of practical leadership wisdom at Harvard University earlier this year in a bid to boost their level of understanding, commitment, and managerial know-how. Hoffert attended the Institute for Management and Leadership in Education (MLE) and Brown completed the Management Development Program (MDP).

MLE is designed for experienced administrators — deans, directors, provosts, vice presidents — who will help their institutions adapt to a changing future.

MDP provides innovative and practical ideas about critical management challenges facing mid-level administrators in the early years of their professional careers; it prepares participants to become better leaders of their unit, department, or school.

There’s a close UND-Harvard connection with these leadership training programs: Vito Perrone, a strong proponent of the telling-is-not-teaching philosophy and the former dean of the UND Center for Teaching and Learning (since incorporated into the College of Education and Human Development), was director of teacher education in Harvard’s Graduate School of Education.

Perrone’s philosophy of learning, quoted in a recent issue of the Harvard University Gazette, is that there needs to be a connection between what people learn and what they see in the world. That means that teachers must know not only the subjects they teach but also the students they're teaching.

“This philosophy permeates the training that we received at Harvard,” said Hoffert. It’s also part of a longstanding tradition at UND, founded in 1883 in part to promote teacher education and educational leadership.

MDP provides ideas that enable you to spend less time “putting out fires” and more time providing forward-thinking leadership, Brown notes.

“In addition,” Brown said, “by providing a more sophisticated understanding of how different institutional units function, MDP enables you to incorporate broader strategic considerations into management decisions.”

“I have and will continue to use some of the things I learned at Harvard in my daily work such as human relations skills, hiring practices, fundraising strategies, and strategic planning,” Brown said. “This institute helped me to see the university as a whole rather than just the perspective I had from my office and my position.”

Hoffert says she took several valuable lessons away from the MLE program. For example, she says, “Don’t look for perfect solutions in human resource management; there aren’t any. Look for ideas that work in practice and don’t generate much negative noise in the system.”

And, she notes, “Don’t allow social science to overwhelm common sense.”

Among the “less official” lessons learned, Hoffert noted, was this quote from Albert Einstein: Not everything that can be counted, counts; and not everything that counts can be counted.

Tracy Evanson receives American Nurses Foundation funding

Tracy Evanson (College of Nursing)has been designated the “2006 Virginia Kelly Award Scholar” for her outstanding research on domestic violence. The award mechanism was established by former President Bill Clinton in honor of his late mother, Virginia Kelly.

Dr. Evanson received the one-year “Virginia Kelly Award” for her current research on domestic violence. She is trying to recruit 8 to 10 participants and expects to complete the study in the summer or fall of 2007. The study will focus on women who are in abusive relationships and have public nurse visits, and finding out what kind of relationship exists between two groups. Recommendations will then be made to help nurses work with women in abusive relationships.

“This is a wonderful honor and also a very competitive award to receive,” shares Dr. Glenda Lindseth, associate dean of research at the College of Nursing. “We extend hearty congratulations to Tracy for her efforts.”

Dr. Evanson’s clinical background is in public health nursing, and she is a clinical nurse specialist in community health nursing. She has worked with multiple vulnerable populations, including children with special health care needs, the homeless, immigrants and refugees, substance abusing pregnant and parenting women, battered women, prisoners, and youth at risk for gang involvement.

She is a qualitative researcher with expertise in descriptive phenomenology. The focus of Dr. Evanson's research is in the area of domestic violence, specifically looking at the role of public health nurses in prevention and intervention. In addition, she is also studying the impact of international experiences on baccalaureate nursing students.

Evanson is an assistant professor at the College of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Nursing. She received her doctorate in nursing from the University of Minnesota, a master's degree in community health nursing with a concentration in vulnerable populations from Seattle University, and a bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of North Dakota.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Coordinator, College of Nursing,, 777-4526

English Department senior lecturer receives fellowship

Senior lecturer Ron Vossler (English) has been awarded the 2006-2007 Larry Remele Fellowship from the North Dakota Humanities Council, for his project titled "Blood Washes Blood?: Genocide and Ethnic Revenge in Ukraine, 1915-1945."

This project draws upon a decade of Vossler's research, including numerous trips to Ukraine and Moldova, filmed interviews with survivors of Soviet-era collectivization, conversations with ethnic Germans who once served in SS Divisions, as well as translations of articles and personal letters derived from German language newspapers in the Dakotas.

Besides examining genocides against ethnic Germans and Jews in Ukraine, this study also reveals surprising connections between the Holocaust and the Soviet-era collectivization period that preceded it.

Funded by the North Dakota Humanities Council, Vossler will present a series of free public presentations on this project around North Dakota.
-- Ronald Vossler, Senior Lecturer, English,, 1-218-779-68