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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 44: June 08, 2006

Top Stories
Student housing groundbreaking ceremony set for June 13
Medical Library receives national health information award for North Dakota
Events to Note
Open forums set for associate dean of student life/director of judicial affairs and crisis programs candidates
Open forums set for assistant director of housing candidates
Electrical shutdown Saturday for several buildings
Affirmative Action sponsors audio conference on workplace bullying
Summer movie camp accepts 12-18 year olds
Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology workshop set for June 13-15
U2 workshops listed
Argonne National Laboratory scientist presents public lecture on nanoscience
Doctoral examination set for Robyn Drach
Discounted tickets for Crimson Creek production
Doctoral dissertation defense set for John Salwei
Krohn named director of Center for Family Medicine-Minot
June motor pool billing will be processed in FY07
Road closes for parking ramp
Donated leave requested for Gary LePinnet
UND Denim Day applications now available
Internal job openings listed
Student housing groundbreaking ceremony set for June 13

UND students, staff, and faculty are invited to the groundbreaking ceremony for new student housing Tuesday, June 13, at 1 p.m.

Located on University Avenue, between Stanford Road and State Street, this unique housing facility marks the next chapter in UND’s commitment to providing quality living and learning experiences for students.

Designed by JLG Architects of Grand Forks and SCB Architects of Chicago, the four-story, 108,657 square foot replacement housing complex responds to the growing trend for amenities and more personal space in student housing. The apartment-style residence will be home to 270 students and will offer furnished living rooms, bedrooms and a full kitchen with refrigerator, stove, microwave and dishwasher. Each unit will house four students with either single or double occupancy bedrooms. The first floor emporium features a coffee shop for the campus community with drive up access and meeting rooms.

This new building will be the first construction of housing facilities since the completion of Swanson Hall in 1985. The residence is slated for opening in August 2007.
-- Judy Sargent, Director of Residence Services, Residence Services,, 701-777-4251

Medical Library receives national health information award for North Dakota

The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has received the 2006 National Health Information Award for North Dakota. This is the first time a library in North Dakota has received the award.

The award recognizes the medical library’s program, “Linking Native Americans to Health Information,” under the leadership of Judy Rieke, assistant director of the library. The program is designed to improve health information literacy among the Native American communities in the state through collaboration with five tribal college libraries.

“This program is an extension of UND’s mission of outreach,” Rieke said. “The tribal college library serves as the public library on the reservation and is the natural point of entry to reach the Native American people and build their awareness of the free health information resources available through the National Library of Medicine.”

The National Health Information Award for Libraries is given annually by the National Commission on Libraries and Information Science, an independent agency of the federal government that advises the President and Congress on national and international library and information policies. The agency also appraises and assesses the adequacies and deficiencies of library and information resources and services, and develops overall plans for meeting national library and information needs. The award is presented to a library in each state that encourages lifestyle improvement for a targeted population, Rieke said. “In our case, we were assisting Native Americans to learn about health problems and treatments by raising their health information literacy skills.”

In addition to working with tribal college librarians, Rieke has used other approaches to reach out to the Native American community, including exhibiting at powwows, providing training sessions to health providers and community health representatives on the reservations, and demonstrating health information resources at various conferences. She also is working with several North Dakota Native Americans who serve as a user group for the National Library of Medicine’s American Indian Health web site, which may be viewed at .

All of the projects are funded by the National Library of Medicine, which developed and maintains the MedlinePlus web site at, specifically designed for consumers.

Open forums set for associate dean of student life/director of judicial affairs and crisis programs candidates

The campus community is invited to attend the presentations and open forums of the candidates for the position of Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs. Candidates will facilitate a short presentation followed by an open forum during which members of the campus community will be able to ask the candidates questions.

Interview schedules are as follows:

William (Bill) Burns – Thursday, June 8, 1:45 to 3 p.m., Memorial Union, North Ballroom. Dr. Burns is currently the director of counseling services at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Jim Bove – Friday, June 9, 1:45 to 3 p.m., Memorial Union, North Ballroom. Jim Bove is currently the assistant dean of students at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia.

Christina Kaberline – Monday, June 12, 1:45 to 3 p.m., Memorial Union, North Ballroom. Christina Kaberline is currently the interim assistant to the Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs at the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska.

-- Cassie Gerhardt, Coordinator of Greek Life/Search Committee Chair, Memorial Union,, 7-3667

Open forums set for assistant director of housing candidates

The Housing Office is bringing two candidates to interview for the Assistant Director of Housing position. Both will be giving brief presentations on the topic, "Current Needs of Students Living on Campus and How Are Those Needs Being Met." They will be prepared to answer questions. We hope to see you there. The candidates are:

Nancy Gjertson, visiting from Michigan Tech University, Friday, June 9, 9 to 10 a.m., Swanson 17

Teresa Hash, visiting from UND, Wednesday, June 14, 9 to 10 a.m., Swanson 16-18

-- Troy Noeldner, Associate Director, Housing,, 777-6366

Electrical shutdown Saturday for several buildings

Please make plans to prepare for an electrical power shutdown planned for Saturday, June 10, from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. The shutdown will include the following buildings:

Swanson Hall
Memorial Union
Law School
Law Library

The shutdown will permit installation of a new switch for the new parking ramp (weather permitting).

Please be sure all staff are aware of the electrical power shutdown and make preparations for any refrigerated items, computers, file servers, etc.

If you need additional information or have questions, please contact Facilities at 777-2591.

Affirmative Action sponsors audio conference on workplace bullying

The Affirmative Action office is sponsoring an audio conference, "Workplace Bullying Issues," Monday, June 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.

To register, contact University Within the University (U2) at 777-2128, or There is no cost to attend.
-- Phyllis Vold, Affirmative Action Specialist, Affirmative Action,, 777-2077

Summer movie camp accepts 12-18 year olds

Due to requests, the first summer Moviemaking Camp will accept participants ages 12 - 18 years of age. The camp runs June 12-23, from 1 to 5 p.m. Campers will write, direct, shoot, and edit a short digital move in small groups. Instructors are Christopher Jacobs and Kathy King (English). The cost of $180 includes manual, equipment, instruction, and a really cool cap. Call 777-0841 to register.
-- Kathy King, Sr. Lecturer, English,, 777-6395

Introduction to Nanoscience & Nanotechnology workshop set for June 13-15

A three-day continuing education workshop this summer will offer professional development for science teachers in middle and high schools. By 2015, the U.S. government estimates, there will be a need for 2 million nanotech workers. Yet, no nanoscience curriculum exists in the middle or high schools of North Dakota. PHYS 900, Our Nanoworld: Introduction to Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, will provide an overview of the new field of nanoscience for science teachers in all disciplines who want to introduce this field into their classes.

During this introductory workshop, traditional lectures will be combined with case-studies discussions and interactive exploratory activities on a variety of topics. Teachers need not have any background in nanoscience. The workshop is designed for teachers with a wide range of experiences in different science fields. This is a great opportunity to learn about this new field of science that the U.S. Government has identified as the third-highest national funding priority.

This two-credit workshop, June 13-15 at UND, is offered through the Professional Development for Educators Program of the Division of Continuing Education. Tuition is $100, which includes a nanoscience experiment kit that will go with teachers back to their schools.

To register, contact the Department of Continuing Education at 701-777-4814 or toll-free at 1-866-261-3677. More information is also available at or contact the instructors: Kanishka Marasinghe (, Juana Moreno ( and Richard Van Eck (

-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics,, 7-3517

U2 workshops listed

Below are U2 workshops for June 13-22. Visit our web site for additional workshops.

Facilities Discoverer Reports Training
June 13, 11 a.m. to noon, 130 Ryan Hall. The billing charges from facilities will be posted to PeopleSoft in a summarized format. To access the detailed information each department will need to have access to Discoverer reports and be trained to access the detail and summary information for their departments. These reports will break down the charges by individual work orders and/or projects. Presenter: Laura Thoreson.

Records Retention and E-Mail: June 14, 9 to 10 a.m., Swanson Hall, Room 17. Learn what role e-mail plays in an organization, UND Policy, and best practices for retaining e-mail messages. Presenter: Chris Austin, Records Manager.

Home Sweet Home: June 20, 3 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Buying a home is probably the most expensive purchase you will make in your lifetime, so you don’t want to make a mistake. Learn how to determine whether to buy or not, the cost of home ownership and what you can realistically afford. Presenter: Marybeth Vigeland, Certified Consumer Credit Counselor, The Village Family Service Center.

Pandemic Flu…It’s for the Birds: June 21, 10 a.m. to noon, Swanson Hall, Room 17. This course will cover information about the possibility of an outbreak of avian flu, or similar pandemic outbreak. Course participants will be taught what types of things they can do to minimize their risk of exposure. Preparation actions of federal, state, and local government will be discussed, and participants will also learn what steps they should follow if a global pandemic develops. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

Defensive Driving: June 22, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Mike Holmes.

The Basics of IRB Review: June 22, 1 to 4 p.m., Swanson Hall, Room 17. All researchers planning to conduct human subject research are required to complete training. The workshop covers research ethics, federal regulations, and UND policies regarding human subject research. It will also review the Institutional Review Board forms and procedures. The workshop will include two case studies, a quiz, with time for questions. Presenter: Renee Carlson.

Safe Online Practices - Protecting Your Identity and Securing Your Computer: June 22, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II. The Internet can provide a wealth of information and give access to valuable financial, business, educational, and entertainment services. However, when connected to the Internet, you and your computer become vulnerable to scammers, identity thieves, viruses, spyware and more. This workshop will provide the information needed to help protect your identity and computer while online. Presenter: Brad Miller, IT Security Officer.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by: Phone, 777-2128; E-mail,; or online at 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.

-- Julie Sturges, Program Assistant, U2,, 777-2128

Argonne National Laboratory scientist presents public lecture on nanoscience

Dr. Kristen Buchanan, a lead scientist in the new Center for Nanoscale Materials at Argonne National Laboratory, will give a public lecture on nanoscience Wednesday, June 14, at 8 p.m., 101 Abbott Hall.

When you reduce the dimensions of everyday materials down to nanometer sizes (a nanometer is roughly a hundred thousand times smaller than the width of a human hair), ordinary materials often take on extraordinary properties. Nanoscience explores the unusual properties of nanoscale materials, leading to insights that are both scientifically fascinating and potentially useful. Nanotechnology promises advanced information processing and storage, new medical treatments, and much more. While some technologies exist only in movies and novels, there are already a surprising number of products on the market that exploit nanoparticles, for example, computer hard drives, sports equipment, clothing. This talk will provide an overview, directed toward the non-expert, of some of the interesting phenomena that are observed at the nanoscale and the tools that allow us to "see" into the nano-world.

-- Juana Moreno, Assistant Professor, Physics,, 7-3517

Doctoral examination set for Robyn Drach

The final examination for Robyn Drach, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday, June 14, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is "Pain Recall in Primary Dysmenorrhea." Jeff Holm (psychology) is the committee chair.

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

Discounted tickets for Crimson Creek production

Stephen Sondheim’s thriller, "Sweeney Todd, the Demon Barber of Fleet Street", will be presented by the Crimson Creek Collegiate Players and assisted by the Master Chorale at the Empire Arts Center next week, June 14, 15 and 16, at 7:30 p.m. University employees and their families are offered a special discount rate of $15 if tickets are purchased by 4 p.m. Friday, June 9. Stop by or call the Chester Fritz Box Office at 777-4090 for your discounted tickets.
-- Diane Nelson, Director, Human Resources,, 7-4364

Doctoral dissertation defense set for John Salwei

The final examination for the Doctor of Philosophy Degree with a major in Educational Leadership will be conducted for John Martin Salwei by the candidate’s Faculty Advisory Committee on June 16, at 10 a.m., 206 Education Building. Sherryl Houdek (Educational Leadership) i s the committee chair. The dissertation title is "Implications of Bismarck Public Schools Secondary Course Sequencing on Student Academic Achievement and Postsecondary Readiness."

Members of the Graduate Faculty are invited to attend.

-- Joseph N. Benoit, Dean, Graduate School,, 7-2786

Krohn named director of Center for Family Medicine-Minot

Kim Krohn has been named director of the family medicine residency program at the UND Center for Family Medicine-Minot.

A board-certified family physician, Dr. Krohn has been associated with the Center for 10 years, first as a UND medical student, later as a resident-in-training and, since 1999, as a member of the faculty. She has been serving as interim program director of the center since July 2005. As director, she replaces C. Milton Smith who served from 1992 to 2005 and is retiring.

"Dr. Krohn has excellent leadership skills," said Robert Beattie, chair of family medicine at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. "She is active in the North Dakota Academy of Family Physicians and the North Dakota Medical Association. As a former student of Dr. Smith, she will continue the Center for Family Medicine faculty's and staff's dedication to serving the health care needs of the Minot area."

An associate professor of family medicine at the UND medical school, Krohn has special interests in medical education, maternity care, care of the elderly, preventive health and adolescent health. She is also a registered dietitian.

She has received awards for excellence as a student, resident, faculty member and practicing physician.

Open to the public, the UND Center for Family Medicine-Minot is a comprehensive family medicine clinic. It is located at 1201 11th Avenue SW, just south of Magic City Campus. For appointments call 858-6700.

Krohn earned a bachelor's degree in dietetics from Michigan State University and a master's degree in public health from the University of Minnesota. A 1996 Doctor of Medicine (M.D.) graduate of the UND medical school, she is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society in medicine. In 1999, she completed residency training at the UND Center for Family Medicine-Minot.

She and her husband, John Fishpaw, a Minot dentist, have three sons.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assistant to the Director, Public Affairs,, 777-4305

June motor pool billing will be processed in FY07

Historically, the Transportation Department has processed the June motor pool billings in the middle of July and back dated to June 30th. Effective immediately, this process will no longer occur. The June motor pool billings will be processed in July and NOT backdated to June. Please review your anticipated transportation expenses for June. A reallocation of funds may be required if you were planning on using them for the June billing. In summary, this fiscal year will consist of only 11 months of motor pool billings rather than the normal 12. Beginning in July, fiscal year 2007 will include 12 months of billings.

The above change in University policy for billing of state fleet vehicles will also affect sponsored projects, especially those funded by a North Dakota state agency. Typically, N.D. state agencies require a final billing by July 15 at the latest. Grants and Contracts has tried to convince the state to extend that date, but has not been successful. Therefore, University departments may need to cover June state fleet expenditures with department funds for sponsored projects funded by North Dakota state agencies that require a final bill prior to the end of July. If there is a new state award effective July 1 for the same program, Grants and Contracts will work with UND departments and state agencies to see if the new project can be billed for June state fleet expenditures.

-- Mary L. Metcalf, Manager, Transportation,, 701-777-4123

Road closes for parking ramp

The contractors are ready to begin the work on Second Ave. The road will be closed as soon as they are ready and will remain closed for approximately four weeks. In that time, they will finish the work along the South side of the site including the removal of the trees and part of the sidewalk on the North side of Hyslop Sports Center. Signage will be placed so North-bound traffic down Cornell St. will be eliminated. Traffic will have to detour South around Starcher Hall. Deliveries to the Memorial Union will still be able to go South on Cornell from Second Ave. -- Craig Swenson, Facilities.

Donated leave requested for Gary LePinnet

Leave donations are sought for Gary LePinnet, maintenance specialist, facilities. He and his family thank you for your generosity.

Please send a donated leave form to Patti Schmidt, Box 9032, to donate leave. For a form, go to, then click on forms. -- Facilities

UND Denim Day applications now available

Application forms for charities seeking Denim Day funding are now available by calling Karen Cloud at 777-2618. The deadline for applying is Aug. 31. Following the deadline, applications will be reviewed and charity selections will be made. Since the UND community represents a wide variety of beliefs and convictions, we cannot entertain requests from political, religious or pro-life/reproductive rights organizations. Help support your favorite charity by picking up an application now!

-- Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library,, 7-2618

Internal job openings listed

For more information, see


POSITION: Conference Services Coordinator, Continuing Education, #06-294
DEADLINE: (I) 6/14/06
SALARY: $30,000 - $35,000

POSITION: Web Designer, University Relations, #06-292
DEADLINE: (I) 6/15/06
SALARY: $24,000 - $26,000

POSITION: 3110, Lead Research Information Associate, EERC, #06-291
DEADLINE: (I) 6/09/2006
SALARY:$33,000 - $40,000

POSITION: Assistant Registrar, Office of the Registrar, #06-290
DEADLINE: (I) 6/12/2006
SALARY: $35,000 - $39,500

POSITION: Online Education Media Developer, Continuing Education, #06-283
DEADLINE: (I) 6/08/2006
SALARY: $30,000 - $35,000

POSITION: Research Information Associate/Records Management Associate, EERC, #06-287
DEADLINE: (I) 6/08/2006
SALARY:$25,000 - $35,000

POSITION: ITSS Technical Services Specialist, (part time, benefitted, 12:30-4:30) #06-286
DEADLINE: (I) 06/08/2006
SALARY: $16.35 - $18.27

POSITION: Web Application Developer, ITSS, #06-285
DEADLINE: (I) 06/08/2006
SALARY: $35,000 - $40,000

POSITION: Partnership Coordinator, Continuing Education, #06-284
DEADLINE: (I) 6/08/2006
SALARY: $30,000 - $35,000

POSITION: Associate Dean of Student Life/Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs, Dean of Students, #06-185
DEADLINE: (I) Current UND employee (Internal) applicants will be considered with the External applicants. Open until filled (Review of applicants will begin April 15, 2006)
SALARY: Commensurate with experience

POSITION: Associate Vice President for Outreach Services and Dean of Outreach Programs, #06-114
DEADLINE: (I) Current UND employee (Internal) applicants will be considered with the External applicants. Review of candidates will begin December 1, 2005 and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY: Commensurate with experience


POSITION: Government Documents Library Associate, Chester Fritz Library, #06-289
DEADLINE: (I) 6/08/2006
SALARY: $16,000 - $16,500


POSITION: Assistant Cold Food Preparer (variable schedule, flexible weekends), Dining Services, #06-295
DEADLINE: (I) 6/14/06
SALARY: $7.74 - $8.25

POSITION: Building Services Technician - LEAD (Re-advertised, Custodial, Hours and days may vary / 40 hr/week), Facilities/Wellness Center, #06-278
DEADLINE: (I) 06/09/06
SALARY: $18,000 - $25,000

POSITION: Building Services Technician (Re-advertised, Custodial, Hours and days may vary / 40 hr/week), Facilities/Wellness Center, #06-277
DEADLINE: (I) 06/09/2006
SALARY: $16,640 - $23,000