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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 47: June 20, 2006

Top Stories
UND will offer nation's only online M.A. in forensic psychology
Events to Note
Doctoral examination set for Loren Scheer
U2 workshops listed
Visiting Indian geologist to speak on fossil life of the Deccan Plateau, India
Faculty sought for New Student Welcome Weekend
Movie premiere, Ronnie Awards set
Buzz on Biz camp offered in July
Wellness Center power outage scheduled
Doctoral examination set for Hilary Kaisershot
Twamley's lunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Fire Hall Community Theatre lists 2006-2007 schedule
Gustafson parking lot closes for construction
Study indicates Grand Forks businesses must boost disaster planning
EERC displays fuel cell-powered forklift truck
Nursing dean recalls work with AIDS
Faculty sought to teach short course in India
Web sites should point to new search engine
Payroll office web site updated
Conversation partners requested
Volunteers sought for community events
In Remembrance
Remembering Adelaura O'Connell
UND will offer nation's only online M.A. in forensic psychology

The University has received approval from the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education to offer an online Master of Arts in Forensic Psychology degree program. The degree program is the only M.A. in Forensic Psychology to be offered online by a nationally recognized, fully accredited university. The SBHE approved the new distance program during the June 15 board meeting.

Beginning in Fall 2006, UND will offer the online program to help feed the rapidly growing specialty area of psychology. Forensic psychology broadly refers to the application of psychological theory, knowledge, skills and competencies to the civil and criminal justice systems. The Department of Psychology in the UND College of Arts and Sciences worked with the UND Division of Continuing Education to design and deliver the graduate program targeted for working professionals. Graduates of the program will be trained to apply psychology to issues relating to law and to legal systems.

"Thanks in part to the popularity of shows like CSI, Profiler and Criminal Minds, our society's interest in forensic psychology is on the rise. Unfortunately, so is the need. Students will learn how to provide the psychological expertise and knowledge greatly needed by the legal community and agencies having a strong forensic focus," said Douglas Peters, professor of psychology and online program director.

"I anticipate students in the program will be in-service professionals, such as law enforcement personnel, who want to further their career as well as those with a behavioral or social science background, such as counselors or social workers, who are interested in applying psychology to their work involving forensic issues," said Peters.

Applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a minimum GPA of 3.20. New applications are accepted every fall. The application deadline for the Fall 2006 semester is Aug. 1. If students prefer to start the program in Fall 2007 or later, the application should be made prior to Jan. 15 of that calendar year. Space is limited. For more information, contact Continuing Education toll-free at 877-450-1842 or visit .

-- Jennifer Swangler, Marketing Coordinator,
Division of Continuing Education.

Doctoral examination set for Loren Scheer

The final examination for Loren Scheer, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 28, in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is: "Academic Achievement and Socialization Skill Development of North Dakota Home Schooled Children." Sherryl Houdek (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Visiting Indian geologist to speak on fossil life of the Deccan Plateau, India

Dhananjay Mohabey of the Geological Survey of India, Nagpur, will present a LEEPS lecture on "The Biota and Depositional Environments Associated with the Latest Cretaceous Deccan Volcanics of Central India," Wednesday, June 28, at noon in 100 Leonard Hall (Geology).

Dr. Mohabey is a senior GSI geologist who has worked on the fossils of the Deccan volcanic sequence across central and western India for more than 20 years. He has published extensively on dinosaur eggs and paleoenvironments inhabited by ancient life near the end of the Cretaceous.

The LEEPS (Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Sciences) lecture series brings in speakers to the Department of Geology and Geological Engineering throughout the year. All our welcome. For further details, please contact me.
-- Joseph Hartman, Associate Professor, Geology and Geological Engineering,, 777-5055

Buzz on Biz camp offered in July

Attention parents with children entering grades 6-8: Does your child have an interest in owning and operating a business someday? Or want to get a “jump start” on learning what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur? Consider the seventh annual Buzz on Biz Camp.

It is presented by Business and Public Administration July 24-28. Dates and times are Monday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Tuesday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to noon; Thursday sale, 6 to 7:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. (graduation, noon to 1:30 p.m.)

The featured project will be determined soon. The cost is $50, which includes access to the Buzz on Biz guide, snacks, graduation ceremony/luncheon, and a Buzz on Biz T-shirt. Registration deadline is June 30; space is limited so register early.

For more information, visit or call Kathy at 777-2517. To register, print the registration form on the web site, or call Sara at 777-0569.

-- Kathy Klemisch, Administrative secretary, College of Business and Public Administration,, 777-2517

Movie premiere, Ronnie Awards set

The world premiere of movies written, shot, directed, and edited by regional youth will take place at 7 p.m. Friday, June 23, at the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. Emily Spitsberg, Josh Greer, Lewis Bachmeier, Nathin Voeller, Mason Finstad, Zach Finney, and Sarah Palm all had their screenplays selected for production. They, along with Samantha Criswell, Kajsa Schirle, Jordan Theiry, Jamie Hilts, and Keira Kalenze have shot, edited, and acted in six short movies. Following the premiere, there will be an award ceremony honoring the Best Movie, Best Direction, Best Actors with the first annual "Ronnies" (named for Ron Howard). The screening and awards ceremony are free and open to the public. The movies are a product of the first UND Summer Moviemaking Camp for Teens, sponsored jointly by the English and Art Departments. See them here before they go to Sundance!

For more information, call 777-6395.
-- Kathy King, Senior Lecturer, English,, 777-6395

U2 workshops listed

Below are U2 workshops for July 5-12. Visit our web site for more.

Basic Excel: July 5, 9 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers: mouse and file saving/retrieving skills. Introduces very basic Excel functions, basics of a spreadsheet (column, row, cell), entering data, edit data, formulas (formula wizard), copying Excel formulas (autofill), absolute reference, selecting cells, formatting numbers and text in spreadsheets, autofit, inserting column and rows, create and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter: Heidi Strande.

Creative Desktop Publishing (eight hours total): July 11 and 12, 8 a.m. to noon, 235 Starcher Hall, Graphic Communication Lab. Fee is $85. Learn to create visually appealing posters, flyers, newsletters and more. This is a hands-on workshop that includes using computers and printers to produce your design. Participants are encouraged to bring project ideas to complete. Presenter: Lynda Kenney, Technology.

Employee Privacy and the Law: July 11, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. How far can an employer go in making decisions on issues related to privacy in the workplace? Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Defensive Driving: July 11, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Mike Holmes.

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 #, (6) Phone #, (7) Email, & (8) How you first learn about this workshop? Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
-- Julie Sturges, Program Assistant, U2,, 777-2128

Faculty sought for New Student Welcome Weekend

Faculty are asked to volunteer for small group discussions to serve incoming students during Fall 2006 Welcome Weekend. This is a great opportunity (alongside a well-trained Student Ambassador) to facilitate a small group discussion with incoming new students on the Saturday before fall classes begin. Together, you'll answer questions regarding academics, UND and college life in general. This is an opportunity for faculty to impact the academic experiences of new students -- providing general academic direction by setting helpful expectations that will guide students through the first steps of their UND education. All faculty participants will also receive a free UND T-shirt.

We ask faculty to participate in a brief training Thursday, Aug. 17, from 1 to 1:30 p.m. (optional free lunch provided at noon). The event is held Saturday, Aug. 19, and we're asking participants to volunteer for one of two sessions, either 12:45 to 3 p.m. or 2:45 to 5 p.m. Faculty who participate tell us it's a highlight! Please consider joining this important activity and contact Heather Kasowski at or 777-6468.
-- Kenton Pauls, Director of Enrollment Services, Enrollment Services,, 777-3885

Wellness Center power outage scheduled

Due to a scheduled power outage Friday, June 23, the Student Wellness Center will be closed from 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thank you for your cooperation and patience.
-- Yvette Halverson, Associate Director of Wellness Facilities, Wellness Center,, 777-0729

Doctoral examination set for Hilary Kaisershot

The final examination for Hilary Kaisershot, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Teaching & Learning, is set for 8:30 a.m. Friday, June 23, in Room ED206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "Academic Motivation, Coping Indicators, Receptivity to Student Support Services, and the First-Year University Experience.” Richard Landry (Teaching & Learning) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend. -- Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Twamley's lunch menu is served from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

June 23: BLT Wrap, Macaroni Salad, Fruit mix; Sloppy joe with chips; Grilled Patty melt with Soup; Soup of the day is Cheese with Ham and Bacon.

June 26: Pepper Jack Chicken Sandwich, Mixed Vegetables and Fruit Cup; Grilled Cheese with Soup; Sloppy joe with Chips; Soup of the Day is Cream of Potato.

Twamley does take credit cards.

-- Tammy Kaiser, TwamleySnack Bar Supervisor, Food Service,, 777-3934

Gustafson parking lot closes for construction

The construction of the Spiritual Center and other landscaping projects by the English Coulee will require that a temporary bridge be constructed over the Coulee for equipment and material deliveries. The bridge will be placed by the Gustafson parking lot, requiring all or a portion of this parking lot to be closed for approximately one week. Throughout the project(s), the north portion of the Gustafson parking lot will be used for construction staging.

The projects planned for the area include construction of a student memorial and a 2,500 sq.ft. building, the Spiritual Center. The Adelphi Fountain has been removed for repairs and restoration, and an artist will restore and reproduce the missing pieces in an effort to bring it back to its original design. Although the fountain will be missed during its restoration, we can look forward to its return in the spring.

-- Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.

Fire Hall Community Theatre lists 2006-2007 schedule

The Fire Hall Community Theatre, also known as the Greater Grand Forks Community Theatre, is a nonprofit organization established in 1947 to provide entertainment, education and recreation for the Greater Grand Forks area through the opportunity to experience and participate in theatrical productions of the highest artistic merit. Fire Hall Theatre is listed as one of the nation’s oldest community theatres.

The 2006-2007 Season
"Dinner With Friends," drama; show dates: Sept. 14-17, 21-24 and 28-30; cast: two women, two men; audition dates: Aug. 1-2, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. This engaging drama received the 2002 Tony Award and is the story of two married couples that have been best friends for years. One of the couples, Tom and Beth, decide to end their marriage and find new love and happiness. Gabe and Karen cling to their own marriage and struggle to come to terms with their friends’ breakup.

"On Golden Pond," comedy/drama; show dates: Nov. 9-12 and 16-18; performance at the Empire Arts Center; cast: three men, two women, one boy; audition dates: Sept. 18-19, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. Presented to great critical and popular acclaim first off, then on Broadway, this is a touching, funny and warmly perceptive study of a spirited and loveable elderly couple facing their twilight years.

"I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change," musical; show dates: Feb. 22-25 and March 1-3; performance at the Empire Arts Center; cast: two men, two women; audition dates: Jan. 2-3, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. A humorous collection of musical vignettes exploring human relationships of courtship, dating, marriage, divorce and even geriatric dating.

"Beauty and the Beast," children's theatre; show dates: March 15-18, 22-25; cast: children ages 5 to 15; audition dates: Jan. 22-23, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. A classic children’s story of love, loyalty and friendship. Director Lee Barnum does a marvelous job finding the inner actor in each child.

"Five Women Wearing the Same Dress," comedy; show dates: May 3-6, 10-13, and 17-19; cast: one man, five women; audition dates: March 13-14, 7 p.m. at Fire Hall Theatre. During an ostentatious wedding reception, five reluctant, identically clad bridesmaids hide out in an upstairs bedroom, each with her own reason to avoid the proceedings below. As the afternoon wears on, these five very different women joyously discover a common bond in this wickedly funny, irreverent and touching celebration of the women’s spirit.

Act - Direct - Build - Design - Create your local community theatre, celebrating its 59th season of producing engaging shows with local talent, invites you to be a part of the experience. Whether you enjoy being behind the scenes, on stage, or just in the audience, the Fire Hall Community Theatre is pleased to have you as a part of our family. It takes a variety of skills to produce a show. From acting and directing to set design and painting, our technical crews are filled with talent from all walks of life. Whatever your specialty is, the Fire Hall Theatre can use your talents. Get involved in your theatrical community and experience the thrill of community theatre!

For more information, contact Fire Hall Theatre at 746-0847 (message) or Jeff Kinney, 701-696-2289. Watch for our season brochures and new web site. -- Jan Orvik, editor, for Fire Hall Theatre.

Study indicates Grand Forks businesses must boost disaster planning

Despite the savage financial impact of the 1997 flood, many Grand Forks business owners have not significantly increased their disaster planning efforts, according to a new study by UND economist David Flynn.

"I find only marginal evidence of an increase in disaster planning by the Grand Forks business community," says Flynn, a College of Business and Public Administration faculty member and associate director of the North Dakota Small Business Development Center (NDSBDC). Flynn's report, "Disaster's Impact on Small Business Disaster Planning," has been approved for publication in "Disasters," a peer-reviewed disaster management journal, both in its paper and online version. The work also is available online at the NDSBDC web site at .

The study, based in part on a survey of area business owners, shows that while improved disaster planning can help businesses recover after a large-magnitude event such as the 1997 flood, there's a need for more widespread efforts to improve disaster recovery planning on the part of smaller businesses.

However, Flynn discovered, businesses launched after the flood of 1997 are more likely to have a disaster recovery plan in place than businesses that went through the flood.

This result is unexpected and warrants further study, Flynn says. But more importantly, he says, his study points to a big potential problem for the Grand Forks small business community in the event of another disaster of a magnitude similar to that of the 1997 flood.

A lack of significant increase in planning by businesses in an area that experienced a disaster only nine years ago raises concerns about the preparedness of this area for other disasters, says Flynn. Additionally there should possibly be greater concerns in areas which have not experienced an type of disaster recently.

Flynn's work suggests that agencies such as Small Business Development Centers should develop more effective methods for addressing small business needs before, during, and after disasters.

-- David Flynn, College of Business and Public Administration, 777-3356;

EERC displays fuel cell-powered forklift truck

The Energy & Environmental Research Center and ePower Synergies, Inc., announce the arrival of their second fuel cell-powered vehicle: a new Hyster forklift truck. The forklift is currently on display at the EERC. This new vehicle is the result of a partnership between the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Construction Engineering Research Laboratory, ePower Synergies, the U.S. Air Force, and the EERC to develop fuel cell vehicles and a portable hydrogen production and refueling system for military applications. The truck offers high performance quiet operation with no carbon monoxide or other harmful emissions.

“Hydrogen fuel cell technology is now, not tomorrow,” stated EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. “The key is to demonstrate that hydrogen vehicles are commercially and technologically viable and safe. Off-road applications are just the first wave —- the EERC and its corporate partners are involved in the development of a variety of off-road hydrogen fuel cell vehicles, which are providing a cornerstone for deployment of hydrogen fuel cell-powered highway vehicles.”

Because the fuel cell forklift will be operating both inside and outside, and on a variety of surfaces, a European-produced pneumatic-tired, high-power, 80-volt drive system Hyster was selected for the transformation. “Because it’s a European-based vehicle, this application will provide us with very useful feedback and experience for our subsequent growth outside North America,” said Frank Trotter, president and COE of General Hydrogen, manufacturer of the fuel cell used in the Hyster forklift (based in Richmond, British Colu mbia, near Vancouver).

“One objective of this project is to evaluate the performance of a hydrogen fuel cell-powered forklift against a forklift powered with an internal combustion engine fueled with propane,” said Bruce Wood, president of ePower Synergies. “Customers typically prefer propane-powered units as they deliver higher performance than battery electric units, but when noise and engine emissions are a problem, they use the battery-powered units. This fuel cell-powered forklift offers the best of both, and unlike the hours it takes to properly charge lift truck batteries, the fuel cell can be refueled in less than 5 minutes.”

ePower Synergies is a developer of clean vehicles and personal mobility systems based in Cordova, Illinois, with an office in Portland, Oregon. This is the second fuel cell-powered vehicle unveiled within the past year at the EERC. The world’s first hydrogen fuel cell-powered ice resurfacer, the eP-ICEBEAR, was introduced in November 2005.

The forklift is expected to go into service for at least one year at the North Dakota Army National Guard Base in Grand Forks, and will be officially unveiled in early July. Both the eP-Ice Bear and the Hyster Forklift will be on display at the North Dakota State Fair, July 21–29, 2006, in Minot, N.D.

For more information contact Derek Walters, EERC Communications Manager, at 777-5113 or .

Nursing dean recalls work with AIDS

Twenty-five years ago this month, the Centers for Disease Control published its widely watched weekly Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) with a nine-paragraph item about Pneumocystis carinii pneumonia in five previously healthy young men in Los Angeles.

And Americans were introduced to AIDS (acquired immune deficiency syndrome), a frightening new disease, said Chandice Covington, dean of the College of Nursing and a long-time researcher in AIDS-related family health issues in Africa and elsewhere. At first, she notes, it seemed to solely affect gay men. But slowly it also affected heterosexual couples, and more became known about IV drug abuse and transmission.

We soon learned that anyone could be affected, she says. AIDS is a truly global pandemic, and it affects men, women, children, people of all ages. It knows no boundaries.

When that first official report of the disease was published, no one knew it was the opening salvo on what the United Nations now calls the worlds most devastating epidemic, which so far has killed more than 25 million people.

Today, AIDS affects at least 40 million worldwide, and the disease has been reported in every region of the globe, says Covington, whose AIDS-related research has taken her several times to Africa, where the epidemic is particularly severe. Cases rapidly began multiplying among poor, heterosexual women, a challenge Covington is well aware of in her work among young mothers in Kenya, a east African country of 32 million people She notes that of the more than 10 million AIDS orphans living worldwide, more than 90 percent live in sub-Saharan Africa.

In the United States alone, about 1 million people are living with HIV and 40,000 new infections occur each year, says Covington. In the last 25 years, more than half a million people in the United States have been killed by HIV/AIDS.

And, she points out, even with extensive public information campaigns and public health education initiatives, infection rates continue to climb among women, racial and ethnic minorities, young homosexual men, individuals with certain addictive disorders and people over 50 years of age.

AIDS viruses are tiny but ugly critters, says Covington. You can fit about 10,000 of these virions on the tip of a pen where only 600 bacteria will fit.

The underlying fact about AIDS is it is caused by something that is not really alive. A virus is really not a living thing, it is a piece of information, says Covington. And they're odd and sneaky, in that, like a Trojan horse, the virion hides out in the white blood cells of the body, and uses the cell's resources to replicate, until the cell bursts to release thousands of new virus particles that continue to infect.

A major challenge in diagnosing and preventing AIDS is cultural, Covington observes.

Though other news events, such as Hurricane Katrina and its aftermath and the war in Iraq have superseded recent AIDS coverage, AIDS hasn't gone away, Covington says. The problem is still there.

There's a glimmer of hope, she points out. There are at least 26 million people worldwide who are HIV-positive, but they dont have AIDS; you see people living productive lives into their 60s and 70s with the virus because they have access to antiretroviral drugs.

We know more now about HIV, as many of our loved ones, neighbors or acquaintances are affected by AIDS.

Faculty sought to teach short course in India

Travel and salary support is available for two UND faculty to teach four to six weeks or a full semester graduate level course at Amrita University, Coimbatore, India.

Under an Indo-U.S. collaborative initiative in higher education, UND and 20 other leading U.S. universities signed a memorandum of understanding with Amrita University and private partners such as Microsoft. Participating U.S. universities will send faculty to teach and explore joint research opportunities in India. With the help of India’s EDUSAT satellite and Amrita University’s satellite-based e-learning studio, these visiting faculty can reach a broad cross section of students at affiliated Indian universities. The initial target is to reach about 50 Indian university campuses, which collectively represent thousands of graduate students.

The initial educational offerings will focus on graduate-level courses in the following general areas: engineering and computer science; information and communication technologies; material science and nano-technology; biotechnology and bio-informatics; and medical sciences. Other areas such as management sciences, earth and space sciences, mathematical and natural sciences, humanities, arts and media studies will be added. UND, in consultation with Amrita University will ascertain what they would like to receive, and will match capabilities and needs.

Amrita University is a multi-campus university (spread over three neighboring states) with schools of engineering, medicine, business, journalism, arts and sciences. The university headquarters is located on a 400-acre hillside of the western mountain ranges, about 20km from the city of Coimbatore. The campus is surrounded by palm trees and green fields, and enjoys very pleasant weather all year round. The city of Coimbatore is well-connected by road, rail, and air, and is in easy reach of many sight-seeing attractions.

For further details on the program and application process, please contact Santhosh Seelan, professor of Space Studies, at 777-2355 or

Web sites should point to new search engine

A new Google search engine has been installed on the UND web site. Unfortunately, it is impossible to configure the new engine in the same way as the old one. As a result, all web sites will need to be updated to point to the new engine by July 15. To update your web site, visit . If you have any difficulties, please call 777-2474, or e-mail . — Jan Orvik, Web Manager, with ITSS.

Payroll office web site updated

The Payroll office has redesigned our web site. Redesigned with end-users in mind, we have made our web site more user friendly, and updated pertinent information. Access updated forms, useful links, and find answers to the most frequently asked payroll related questions. Please visit our web site by accessing UND's A to Z Index, section P.
-- Donna Hadley, Accountant, Payroll Office,, 777-6973

Conversation partners requested

Conversation partners are needed to talk with international students still learning English. Time commitment is one hour per week. If you are able to help, please contact Jill at
-- Linda Rains, Coordinator of Volunteer Services and Programming, Memorial Union,, 701-777-4076

Volunteers sought for community events

Volunteers needed!

Sertoma Club is seeking volunteers to help with Games-to-Go on Tuesday, July 4, from noon to 5 p.m. Shifts can last from one to four hours. Volunteers help direct families to the activities that will be taking place in the Greenway. If you have time and can help, please contact Scott at 738-2734.

Girl Scout Day Camp - the Girl Scouts are seeking volunteers to help with day camp on Friday, July 21. Contact Amanda at 795-4926 if you can help with the different day camp activities.

Volunteer Recruitment Day will take place Thursday, Aug. 31, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union. Agencies will be on campus recruiting volunteers for the 2006-07 academic year. Students, faculty and staff are invited to the Loading Dock to meet with representatives about volunteer possibilities. Please feel free to share this date and time with those interested in volunteering.

-- Linda Rains, Coordinator of Volunteer Services and Programming, 777-4076.

Remembering Adelaura O'Connell

Adelaura T. O'Connell, retired librarian at the interlibrary loan department, Chester Fritz Library, died June 16 at Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. She was 93.

Adelaura Theresa Lizakowski was born June 23, 1912 in rural Minto, N.D., to Vincent and Annie (Rudnik) Lizakowski. She attended school in Minto and Grafton and graduated from Central High School in Grafton. She attended UND and graduated with a degree in education from Mayville State College.

She taught school at several rural Walsh County schools, including Minto and the Grand Forks Air Force Base. She was employed at the Chester Fritz Library until her retirement in 1979.

She married Thomas B. O'Connell July 3, 1939, at St. John's Church in Grafton. They lived in Walhalla, N.D., Bemidji, Minn., and Grafton, before moving to Grand Forks in 1957. She moved to Valley Eldercare October 2004.

She enjoyed gardening, sewing, traveling and fishing. She was a member of St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center at UND.

She is survived by three children: Thomas J. (Jack) (Peggy) O'Connell, Patricia (Don) Berntsen and William (Bill) (Anne) O'Connell, all of Grand Forks; seven grandchildren, six great grandchildren, one sister, Annabella Clinton, Bella Vista, Calif., and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1993, and brother, Julian Lizakowski.