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ISSUE: Volume 47, Number 5: September 23, 2009

Top Stories
UND fourth week enrollment is at 13,172
President announces Core Technology Services open forums
A Great Conversation with astronaut and alumna Karen Nyberg is Oct. 1
Events to Note
"Wake Up To UND" will be broadcast on Channel 3
UND hosts open houses for online training program in medical transcription and medical coding and billing
Atmospheric Sciences Department to host infrasound seminar Tuesday
Work Well lists Sept. activities
Learn to make sushi at the Wellness Center
UND to host national symposium on climate change impacts
AISES holds Indian Taco sale Thursday
Doctoral examination set for Desiree Jagow-France
Physics Department colloquium is Sept. 25
Wecome reception to be held for international educators
Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics seminars will take place in the School of Medicine
Essential Studies Revalidation workshop is Sept. 25
Culinary Corner will be at Grand Forks Women's Show
Researcher to speak at Anatomy and Cell Biology fall seminar series
7th Annual Global Visions Film Series to start Sept. 28
Veterans Upward Bound announces presentation and open house
Award reception for Gwen Klawon is Sept. 29
Doctoral examination set for Vishnu Kanupuru
Music department presents lecture series by faculty
Astronomy public talk is Sept. 29
SPEC Mini-Grant workshop is Oct. 6
Reflecting on Teaching seminars begin Sept. 30
UND presents aviation safety seminar
Staying on Track program is Oct. 6-7
Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn is on Sept 30
Artist forum and reception at the Museum of Art is Sept. 30
Homecoming Cook Off is Sept. 30
Denim Day is Sept. 30
Symposium on corporate branding begins Sept. 30
Doctoral examination set for Lynne Kovash
Registration deadline for Reflecting on Teaching is Oct. 1
NEON Chief of Science will speak at NDSU; UND community invited
University Senate agenda for Oct. 1
Michigan State professor to speak at geography forum
Counseling Center anniversary open house is Oct. 2
Women's Center sponsors 15th annual Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night rally
Using Tolerance to Promote Tolerance: An open discussion for faculty
Theology for Lunch series begins Oct. 7
Staff Senate will host program on how to avoid the flu
Apply now for administrative internships
Nursing celebrates milestone anniversary, announces award recipients
Kathleen Dixon named director of Women Studies
UND, NDSU faculty complete several successful renewable energy-related projects
Annual faculty writing seminars begin this fall
Fall Faculty Study Seminars (FSS) announced
U2 is conducting an assessment of its programming and services
Faculty representative sought for BOSP
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Four UND students tested positive for H1N1 Flu
Be a Flu Fighter: Take the shot, knock out the flu
Applications sought for 2010-11 developmental leaves
Nominations are due Oct. 5 for civic engagement awards
Mini-grants available for summer programs/events
New employees must have EmplID before receiving a U Card
Renew service vehicle parking placards now
Sites 2C @ UND brochure is now available
NWA annouces baggage handling surcharge fees
Museum Cafe announces menu
Internal job openings listed
Institutional Research Briefs now available online
Honors Program calls on faculty to encourage students
In Remembrance
Jean Peterson remembered
UND fourth week enrollment is at 13,172

UND posted its second-highest-ever enrollment of 13,172 in its final fourth-week enrollment tally, according to Suzanne Anderson, UND Registrar. That total is up 424 students (3.3 percent) from last year's final count of 12,748. UND reached its all-time high in 2004 with 13,187.

Anderson said the University will actually serve quite a few more students during the course of the year: "The 13,172 number is the 'official enrollment,' but it is a snapshot only of the students registered on the first day of the fourth week of school. It doesn't include many of the students that we serve." Anderson said UND typically enrolls an additional 2,000 or so degree-seeking students throughout the remainder of the year.

UND saw growth in the Graduate School, with 2,248 students (an increase of 5 percent from last year) compared to 2,135 in 2008 and 1,985 in 2007. President Robert Kelley says that's good news for the University, since a strong research enterprise is predicated in part on a strong graduate school. The Graduate School has shown positive increases (up 756 students from the 2000-01 academic year) when the enrollment was 1,492. That is consistent with UND's Strategic Plan, which states that graduate students will represent 20 percent of UND's student body. The increase in graduate students, particularly at the doctoral level, also has a significant impact as UND works to increase its research enterprise. UND has recorded about $100 million in sponsored programs and research each of the past three years.

UND attracted 1,992 new freshmen (up 3 percent) and 811 transfer students (up 7 percent). UND's professional schools (law and medicine) are typically stable with a combined enrollment of 484. UND also recorded a record 14,673 in total credit hours for part-time students.

Particularly seeing growth, in addition to The Graduate School, were the School of Engineering & Mines, College of Arts & Sciences, and School of Medicine and Health Sciences undergraduate programs.

Kelley said UND will directly serve more than 2,400 people this year through distance education, including online courses, particularly in the areas of engineering (civil, electrical, chemical and Mechanical), nursing, forensic psychology, special education, social work, and autistic spectrum disorders. UND, which already offers 40 degree and certificate programs off campus, continues to make great strides in expanding its distance education opportunities. UND offers 400 for-credit online sessions and 362 non-credit online career and personal training courses. He said UND would serve thousands more in non-credit workshops, conferences, and similar learning opportunities.

Robert Boyd, UND Vice President for Student and Outreach Services, said he is pleased with the enrollment, which showed growth across the board.

Kelley said UND continues to be an excellent institution with an excellent reputation, pointing to the recent rankings in U.S. News and World Report, The Princeton Review, and Washington Monthly, and Entrepreneur Magazine.

NOTE: This is the second year North Dakota University System have taken the final enrollment snapshot in the fourth week. In previous years, that snapshot has been taken in the third week.
-- Peter Johnson, Executive Associate Vice President for University Relations, 777-4317,

President announces Core Technology Services open forums

In Fall 2008, CIO Joshua Riedy led an extensive strategic planning process for information technology that resulted in the identification of critical Core Technology Services, such as unified communications (e-mail, voice mail, IM), learning management systems, smart and technology-enhanced classrooms and computer labs.

This fall, the Office of the CIO will again host a series of open forums to help develop a shared vision for these critical core technology services, including solutions and implementation. These forums will be broadcast live and recorded for later viewing, and online surveys will again be available for feedback. As before, this process will be guided by the desire for strategic alignment and partnered decision-making, as well as accountability and transparency across campus.

As valuable stakeholders in our university, I urge all members of the campus community to participate and voice your opinions. Please see the UND CIO website for more information.
-- Robert O. Kelley, President, President's Office,, 777-2122

A Great Conversation with astronaut and alumna Karen Nyberg is Oct. 1

You’re invited to A Great Conversation with NASA Astronaut and UND Alumna, Karen Nyberg on Thursday, Oct. 1, from noon to 1 p.m. in 210 Clifford Hall.

At a young age, Karen Nyberg knew her goal was to become an astronaut. A native of Vining, Minn., she enrolled in UND’s School of Engineering and Mines and earned a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1994. She went on to receive a master’s degree in mechanical engineering in 1996 and a Ph.D. in 1998 from the University of Texas-Austin. Beginning her career with NASA in 1998, she accepted a position as an Environmental Control Engineer and was soon re-assigned as a Mission Specialist in 2000. Her first spaceflight was in 2008 when she logged more than 13 days in space on the shuttle Discovery. Nyberg currently works at the Johnson Space Center and plans to once again travel into space.

The Great Conversation format allows questions to be asked from anyone in the audience. A live video stream of this session can be accessed by clicking on the Great Conversation icon on UND’s home page. Individuals watching from other locations can e-mail questions to

Be one of the first 100 people attending and receive a coupon for a free box lunch to be made available as you leave the program. The event is sponsored by the Office of the President.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events,, 777-6393

"Wake Up To UND" will be broadcast on Channel 3

The "Wake Up to UND" Chamber of Commerce program will be broadcast on Channel 3, Sept. 22 and 23 (Tuesday and Wednesday) at noon, 7 p.m., and 10 p.m.
-- Television Center

UND hosts open houses for online training program in medical transcription and medical coding and billing

UND will host two open houses Sept. 22 for individuals interested in the Medical Transcription and Medical Coding and Billing online career training programs. In a new partnership with Career Step, UND is offering two online non-credit training courses that allow students to enroll at any time and study at their own pace, as they train for a career in the healthcare industry.

Job growth in Medical Transcription and Medical Coding and Billing is expected to increase rapidly in the upcoming years. These jobs can allow you to work from home with a flexible schedule.

The UND Medical Transcription and Medical Coding and Billing programs usually take six to nine months to complete, but students can finish sooner depending on how much time they put into their studies. Even though students progress through the online course independently, UND provides a staff of experienced medical transcriptionists and coding and billing specialists to support students if they encounter any difficulties.

The open houses will be held Sept. 22, 10 a.m. to noon, or 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. in the Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211. Each session will include a presentation followed by Q&A. Anyone in Grand Forks or the surrounding area who is interested in Medical Transcription or Medical Coding and Billing is welcome to attend. At the open house you can visit with Career Step representatives, review the program, learn how the online courses work, and register for the courses.

For more information, contact UND Online & Distance Education at, or phone 1-800-342-8230.
-- Nora Hubbard, 777-0440,

Atmospheric Sciences Department to host infrasound seminar Tuesday

The UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Department of Atmospheric Sciences will host Thomas Gabrielson, professor of acoustics at Penn State University, for a seminar titled “Natural Infrasound: Sources, Transmission Through the Atmosphere, and Detection.” The seminar will take place at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 22, in 210 Clifford Hall. The seminar is free and open to the public.

Abstract: Some of the most interesting and provocative acoustical phenomena are associated with frequencies well below those of human perception. Severe storms, ocean waves, meteors, aurora, volcanoes, and earthquakes produce acoustic waves that can be detected thousands of miles away.

The associated pressure oscillations may take between one tenth of a second and one hundred seconds per cycle. Furthermore, these pressure waves can be “trapped” in a persistent, low-loss acoustic “duct” that extends from the ground to an altitude of 100 km (62 miles).

Gabrielson is currently doing field research in Manitoba, and, in addition to presenting the seminar, he will be visiting with various faculty at UND.

Infrasound is sound that is lower in frequency than 20 cycles per second, the normal limit of human hearing. The study of such sound waves is sometimes referred to as infrasonics, covering sounds beneath 20 Hz down to 0.001 Hz. This frequency range is utilized for monitoring earthquakes, charting rock and petroleum formations below the earth, and in atmospheric sciences.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-6571

Work Well lists Sept. activities

"Be Well": Wednesday, Sept. 16, 2 to 3 p.m. at the Wellness Center - Room 121. BCBS session about the two new wellness programs: MyHealthCenter and the Health Club Credit. Register through U2.

"Lunch with a Dietitian: An Apple a Day is Not Enough": Monday, Sept. 21, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Badlands Room - Memorial Union. You will learn about the proper daily recommendations for fruits and vegetables, why they are good for you and easy ways to incorporate them in your everyday lives. Register through U2. Seats are limited.

Tennis Shoe Tuesday: Sept. 22 - Please feel free to wear/bring your tennis shoes and go for a walk (during a break or your lunch) to promote healthy UND employees.

"An Apple a Day is Not Enough": Tuesday, Sept. 22, 5 to 6 p.m., Badlands Room - Memorial Union. You will learn about the proper daily recommendations for fruits and vegetables, why they are good for you and easy ways to incorporate them in your everyday lives. Register through U2.

"Weight Watchers at Work Information Session": Wednesday, Sept. 23, 10 to 11 a.m., Lecture Bowl at the Memorial Union. Anyone is welcome to attend: staff, students, faculty and spouses. Learn how to gain peer support and weigh-in easily at the job. Can't make the session, but still interested? Contact Kim (777-0210) to get on a list serv for more information.

Tennis Shoe Tuesday: Sept. 28 - Please feel free to wear/bring your tennis shoes and go for a walk (during a break or your lunch) to promote healthy UND employees.

"Exercise with Mandy: Abs and Back": Tuesday, Sept. 29, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m., Wellness Center - rooms 272-274. You will learn some fun and effective exercises to build a strong midsection. We will discuss proper technique, number of repetitions and how often to complete your abs and back workout for best results. Register to hold a spot by calling Kim at 777-0210. Forty spots available

"Health Screening": Wednesday, Sept. 30, 7 to 10 a.m., Clifford Hall, room 220. Open to all UND benefited and non-benefited staff and faculty. Register for a 15-minute appointment at 777-0210 (Kim) by Sept. 29. You will need to fast 12 hours prior to the test. We will measure: Body mass index, cholesterol, blood sugar, and blood pressure.

Attend any four Work Well activities between Sept. and Dec. 31 and earn a chance for a $100 gift card and MyHealthCenter points. You will receive a wallet size card at each session.

Want to view a calendar of Work Well September events, click on the following link:
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center,, 777-0210

Learn to make sushi at the Wellness Center

Have you seen sushi but never really ventured to try it? Maybe you love it and want to know how to make it yourself. Either way, come join us as we teach you how to make your own sushi. On Wednesday, Sept. 23, in the Culinary Corner between 5:30 and 6:30 p.m., there will be a demonstration on making some basic rolls. Then, ingredients will be provided for you to create your own. Cost: $12/person

Register online by visiting Click on the Nutrition tab and then the Culinary Corner link. Registration is also available at the front desk of the UND Wellness Center. For more information please contact Karina Wittmann.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition, UND Wellness Center,, 777-0769

UND to host national symposium on climate change impacts

UND will host two nationally recognized experts on emerging threats to national security this week, leading off what organizers hope will become an annual national security symposium at UND.

Retired Vice-Admiral Dennis McGinn, former Deputy Chief of Naval Operations, will discuss “Climate Change, Energy Independence, and Nuclear Proliferation: 21st Century Challenges to American National Security” at 10 a.m., Thursday, Sept. 24, in the Memorial Union. McGinn’s presentation is free and open to the public.

McGinn and Matthew Rojansky, a former fellow at the Stanford University Center of International Security and Cooperation and executive director of the Partnership for a Secure America, will also lead a public symposium that includes a panel of UND faculty providing commentary and questions. That event will take place at 2 p.m. in the James Ray Idea Lab at UND’s Center for Innovation.

The UND panel will include the following UND faculty members:
*Gregory Gordon, assistant professor of law and director of the UND Center for Human Rights and Genocide Studies.
*Andrei Kirilenko, associate professor in the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences Department of Earth System Science and Policy and a co-author of a report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change that shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former Vice President Al Gore.
*Bret Weber, an assistant professor in the UND College of Education and Human Development Department of Social Work and an advisor to the Grand Forks Energy Alliance and to the PLUS Program.
*David Whalen, associate professor and chair, UND Aerospace Department of Space Studies.

Both sessions are part of a national program aimed at maintaining a nonpartisan national dialogue on the science of climate change, the impacts of prospective energy reform, and the possible effects of nuclear weapons proliferation. The local sponsor of both sessions is the UND chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the national history honorary society.

“We’ve been talking for awhile about holding a national security conference at UND,” said Albert Berger, an associate professor of history at UND who is organizing the event. “We hope that this will jumpstart a conference for nonpartisan discussion on important issues. We want to focus on the future and look beyond the Cold War model.”

Berger said that McGinn doesn’t approach the global warming issue from the perspective of a “stereotypical environmentalist.” The retired admiral served 35 years as a naval aviator, test pilot, aircraft carrier commander, and national security strategist. He also commanded the U.S. Third Fleet and, at the Pentagon, served as Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for warfare requirements and programs.

Rojansky served as a judicial clerk on the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, the highest court for the U.S. military. At Stanford’s Center for International Security and Cooperation, he conducted research on international criminal law and served as a section instructor in political science. He’s also organized UN Security Council simulations dealing with the Iranian nuclear crisis at US and Russian universities.

“The goal is to have conversations on national security that emphasize the concerns people have today,” said Berger, who teaches 20th century U.S. history with wide-ranging interests in nuclear weapons and business history.

Berger mentions that global warming could create changes in different parts of the world that lead to tensions and conflict, and America’s dependence on imported oil makes it vulnerable to a variety of threats.

“Nuclear proliferation is an important issue because, unlike the Cold War era, nuclear weapons might be used with no obvious connection to a particular country or government,” Berger said. “How do we prevent someone from attacking the U.S. by smuggling in a nuclear weapon? And, if it happens, how do we respond if we don’t know specifically where the weapon came from?”
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-6571

AISES holds Indian Taco sale Thursday

The UND AISES Chapter will be having their first Indian Taco sale of the year Thursday, Sept. 24, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at American Indian Student Services on Princeton Street. Price is $5 per taco again and they will deliver for orders of three or more. For more information, contact
-- Tyler Parisien, AISES Vice President.

Doctoral examination set for Desiree Jagow-France

The final examination for Desiree Jagow-France, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 1 p.m., Sept. 24, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Domestic Violence Survivors Experience of a Psycho-Educational Career Group: A Qualitative Study." Kara Wettersten (Counseling Psychology & Community Services) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School,, 777-4005

Physics Department colloquium is Sept. 25

The physics department will host a colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 25, titled "The Galaxy Population of Low-Redshift Abell Clusters." It will be preceded by Coffee and Cookies at 3:30 p.m. in Witmer Hall Room 215

We present a study of the luminosity and color properties of galaxies selected from a sample of 57 low-redshift Abell clusters. We utilize the non-parametric dwarf-to-giant ratio (DGR) and the blue galaxy fraction (fb) to investigate the clustercentric radial-dependent changes in the cluster galaxy population. Composite cluster samples are combined by scaling the counting radius by r200 to minimize radius selection bias. The separation of galaxies into a red and blue population was achieved by selecting galaxies relative to the cluster color-magnitude relation. The DGR of the red and blue galaxies is found to be independent of cluster richness (Bgc), although the DGR is larger for the blue population at all measured radii. A decrease in the DGR for the red and red+blue galaxies is detected in the cluster core region, while the blue galaxy DGR is nearly independent of radius. The fb is found not to correlate with Bgc; however, a steady decline toward the inner-cluster region is observed for the giant galaxies. The dwarf galaxy fb is approximately constant with clustercentric radius except for the inner cluster core region where fb decreases. The clustercentric radial dependence of the DGR and the galaxy blue fraction indicates that it is unlikely that a simple scenario based on either pure disruption or pure fading/reddening can describe the evolution of infalling dwarf galaxies; both outcomes are produced by the cluster environment.
-- Wayne Barkhouse, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astrophysics,, 777-3520

Wecome reception to be held for international educators

The UND College of Education and Human Development will host 27 international educators for six weeks. The teachers will be studying with the College’s Department of Teaching and Learning under a U.S. Department of State Teaching Excellence and Achievement Program (TEA) grant.

The selected educators arrive on campus Thursday, Sept. 24. There will be a reception for the group from 5 to 7 p.m., Friday, Sept. 25, at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

The purpose of the grant is to provide the educators opportunities of collaborating with U.S. educators at UND, and the Grand Forks School District, and developing expertise planning and teaching skills. The experience will also allow the educators to increase their knowledge about the United States and its educational systems as well as develop productive relationships among the international group and with their American counterparts.

The educators include two social studies teachers and 25 English-as-a-Foreign-Language and English teachers from 12 countries around the world. The group includes nationally recognized educators from Argentina, Bangladesh, Cambodia, Colombia, Guatemala, Honduras, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Senegal, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan.

UND’s TEA coordinators are Donna Pearson, assistant professor of social studies education, and Anne Walker, associate professor of literacy and English language learning education. Pearson and Walker conducted a similar program in 2006 with Russian educators.

“The competition for this State Department grant was extensive (16 other universities submitted proposals) and I simply did not anticipate UND being selected,” said Pearson. “This is such a humbling experience. I am both honored and excited that we with the collegial support of the Grand Forks School District will be able to share in learning more about the rich cultures of our international educators as they learn more about our culture and educational system.”

The grant ($168,559) assists in sustaining the professional development program: academic sessions, and English language course, a technology course, and a Mentor-internship in the Grand Forks Public Schools.

“The College of Education and Human Development has earned a national reputation for providing outstanding professional development experience for international teachers,” said Dan Rice, dean of the UND College of Education and Human Development.

“This is our third award from the U.S. Department of State for this purpose. Thanks for our faculty and the Grand Forks School District for competing at a national level to bring international teachers to UND and Grand Forks,” he continued.

Additionally, the TEA educators will participate in other cultural activities that include a football and hockey game, a local school board meeting, International Night at the University, a production at the Chester Fritz, a trip to Minneapolis, Minnesota, and a capitol tour in Bismarck with other historical sites.

“Having teachers here from 12 different countries is a fantastic opportunity to learn about cross-cultural communication and how education varies around the world,” said Walker. “The many UND professors, Grand Forks teachers, students and others involved will hopefully develop lasting relationships with their international colleagues."

UND was selected for the TEA grant this year along with three other U.S. universities: George Mason University, Purdue University, and the University of Nebraska–Lincoln.

TEA is sponsored by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs of the U.S. Department of State.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-6571

Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics seminars will take place in the School of Medicine

Daniel Johnston, Ph.D., and Karl S. Folkers, Chair in Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research and Professor, Department of Neurobiology at the University of Texas at Austin, will present a seminar titled "Plasticity of dentritic excitability" on Friday, Sept. 25 at 2 p.m. in room 3933 in the School of Medicine.

Kevin Foskett, professor, Department of Physiology and Chair, Cell Biology and Physiology Program, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, will present a seminar titled "InsP3 receptor Ca2+ signaling at the nexus of cell survival and neurodegeneration" on Friday, Oct. 2 at 2 p.m. in room 3933 in the School of Medicine.

This seminar series is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Administrative Officer, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics,, 777-6221

Essential Studies Revalidation workshop is Sept. 25

The annual Essential Studies Revalidation workshop will be held from 2 to 3:30 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 25, at the River Valley Room in the Memorial Union. This workshop is hosted by the Essential Studies Committee for the departments who are on the revalidation timetable for 2009-10. Members from these departments, including chairs and faculty who routinely offer courses up for revalidation, are strongly encouraged to attend. Other departments, who may want to prepare for their revalidations in future years or simply want to learn more about the revalidation process, are also invited. All faculty members with interest in Essential Studies, and especially those who teach courses included within the ES program, are also invited to attend.
-- Mary Coleman, Assistant Professor, Pathology,, 777-2652

Culinary Corner will be at Grand Forks Women's Show

Join us at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 26, for the Top Chef Team Challenge. Three teams from around the area will be competing to see who will be the Top Chef winners on the center stage. Come and show your support for the teams and for the Culinary Corner.

The Grand Forks Women's Show will have over 200 exhibitors, entertainment, demonstrations, presentations, wine tasting, music, and more. We are continually adding more to the show, so keep your eye on the web site for updates.

$10/person; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Alerus Center

For information on the show: http://www.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition, Wellness Center,, 777-0769

Researcher to speak at Anatomy and Cell Biology fall seminar series

Luciane R. Cavalli, assistant professor of Oncology at the Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, Georgetown University Medical Center, will present a seminar on Monday, Sept. 28, at noon in the School of Medicine & Health Sciences, Room 5510. The seminar is titled “Genomic instability in breast cancer.” All are welcome to attend.
-- Bonnie Kee, Administrative Assistant, Anatomy and Cell Biology,, 777-2102

7th Annual Global Visions Film Series to start Sept. 28

The Department of Anthropology’s popular Global Visions Film Series will bring an exciting array of films to the community of Grand Forks for the 7th consecutive year. The Global Visions Film Series presents two films per month in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is currently the only venue in Grand Forks to view award-winning, nationally recognized independent films from a wide variety of contemporary film makers around the world.

This fall, the series will bring six films to UND. All films begin at 7 p.m. The first film, the 2008 Academy Award winning film for Best Documentary, Taxi to the Dark Side, will be on Monday, Sept. 28. Directed by Alex Gibney, the film presents an in-depth look at the torture practices of the United States in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay, focusing on a taxi driver in Afghanistan who was tortured and killed in 2002. A controversial yet surprisingly inquisitive film, it is a must see for all who struggle to find the balance between retribution and sanity.

All films begin at 7 p.m. on various Tuesday evenings, with the exception of the first film. The series will continue from now until December at the UND Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The series is free and open to the public. Suggested donations of $1 are encouraged. Film-goers are encouraged to come early to ensure a seat.

Other movies will be:
Let the Right One In – 2008 (Sweden) - Tuesday, Oct. 6
The Chorus - 2004 (France) - Tuesday, Oct. 20
The Boy in the Stripped Pajamas – 2008 (UK–USA) - Tuesday, Nov. 3
Sangre de Mi Sangre - 2008 (Mexico) - Tuesday, Nov.17
Days of Glory - 2006 (France) - Tuesday, Dec. 1

Global Visions Film Series is sponsored by the Anthropology Club Student Organization and is partially funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee at UND.
-- Marcia Mikulak, Associate Professor, Anthropology,, 777-4718

Veterans Upward Bound announces presentation and open house

Veterans Upward Bound (VUB) at UND presents "Homecoming: After 'Boots on the Ground' - Life with Combat Stress" on Tuesday, Sept. 29 in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. There will be a social at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation by Earl Beal will start at 7 p.m. The event is free and Open to the public.

UND Veterans Upward Bound will also host an open house on Thursday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at 316 Memorial Union. For more information about VUB or VUB events, please contact Shelle Michaels at or 777-6465, or call toll free at 1-800-570-5719.

Earl R. Beal is an assistant professor of Counseling Psychology and Community Service at UND. He has also worked as a research analyst for DefenseWeb Technologies, a company exclusively focused on developing DoD health and family programs. As a research analyst, he consulted with local, area, and national military and civilian leaders regarding contemporary work/life issues. Prior to this, Beal was the director of the Family Support Center at Grand Forks Air Force Base.

In his capacity as Family Support Center director, he was responsible for providing a full range of individual and family human service programs for all active duty personnel, their families, federal employees, and military retirees residing in a three state area. He has been active in family education and counseling in a variety of settings for more than 30 years. This has included positions as a youth advisor, juvenile court consultant, veteran service counselor, victim/witness advocate and court appointed domestic abuse counselor. He also held faculty positions teaching a range of undergraduate courses for Northland Community and Technical College, and Park University as well as graduate level psychology and management coursework for Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University.

With more than 20 years of continuous military service and 16 years of federal employment, he retired from the Department of the Air Force in 2005. Beal continues to serve on several local and regional health and human service boards and committees. He has earned a B.S. in Criminal Justice from Michigan State University, an M.S. in Human Development Counseling from Vanderbilt University, and a Ph.D. in Counseling from UND. He has been married for 46 years and has two sons, three grandsons, and a granddaughter.
-- Shelle Michaels,, 777-6465

Award reception for Gwen Klawon is Sept. 29

Please join us in congratulating Gwen Klawon, publications manager, at a reception on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 3 p.m. on the 5th floor of the Flight Operations Administration building at the airport. Gwen was nominated by her employee, Dan Boese, for the "My Boss Is A Patriot" (MBIAP) award for her support of him through his National Guard duties. Dan has been sent to do a tour of duty in Kosovo for 18 months. A "Statement of Support" award is also being given to the Publications Department by Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR). UND professor and dean emeritus, George Schubert, will be presenting the awards.
-- Lesli Riskey, Administrative Secretary, Flight Operations Administration,, 777-7815

Doctoral examination set for Vishnu Kanupuru

The final examination for Vishnu Kanupuru, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Earth System Science and Policy, is set for 3:30 p.m., Sept. 29, in 134 Ryan Hall. The dissertation title is: Mineralogical Survey of Near-Earth Asteroid Population: Implications for Impact Hazard Assessment and Sustainability of Life on Earth. Michael Hill and Michael Gaffey (ESSP and Space Studies) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School,, 777-4005

Music department presents lecture series by faculty

The UND Music department presents a weekly lecture series. The presentations will be held in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall of the Hughes Fine Arts Center on Tuesday nights from 7 to 8 p.m. These lectures are free and open to the public.

The schedule follows:
Sept. 29 - Musical Structures in Film - Dorothy Keyser
Oct. 6- From a Dark Millennium comes the Music of Amber: A Comparative Study of Two Works by Joseph Schwantner - James Popejoy
Oct. 13 - Music Therapy and Speech Disorders: From Brahm’s to Broca’s Area - Andrew Knight
Oct. 20 - The Words and Music of Sting - Christopher Gable
October 27 - An Analysis and Performance Guide for Six Marimba Works by Eric Sammut - Brian Pfeifer
Nov. 3 - A Speech Therapy Approach to Lyric Diction - Louise Pinkerton
Nov. 17 - “Women in Music” at the Atlanta Cotton States and International Exposition of 1895 - Katherine Norman Dearden— *ROOM 164*

For further information, contact the Music department at 777-2644.
-- Tammy Mulske, Technology and Marketing Supervisor, Music,, 777-3271

Astronomy public talk is Sept. 29

The UND department of Physics and Astrophysics will be celebrating the International Year of Astronomy 2009 by holding an astronomy and astrophysics public talk, along with a telescope observing session on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at 7 p.m. in 116 Witmer Hall. The talk, "Dark Side of the Universe", will be presented by Wayne Barkhouse (Physics and Astrophysics). Following the talk, attendees will be given the opportunity to observe the night sky through a telescope (weather permitting).
-- Wayne Barkhouse, Assistant Professor, Physics & Astrophysics,, 777-3520

SPEC Mini-Grant workshop is Oct. 6

Do you have an idea for a summer course, program or camp? Are you interested in learning how to turn your idea into a reality? The Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC) will hold a workshop on Tuesday, Oct. 6, for faculty and staff who are interested in applying for a mini-grant for summer 2010.

The workshop will be conducted by Diane Hadden, director of Summer Session and chair of SPEC, and Brenda Dufault, SPEC Coordinator. It will be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 6, in the Alumni Room, Memorial Union.

SPEC mini-grants can help cover the start-up costs of summer programs and camps for up to three years. Attendees are asked to bring their ideas for summer programming and be prepared to participate in a discussion of how to move the idea forward with assistance from SPEC. Additionally, the application process for the mini-grant will be covered.

Please visit the summer Web site, for more information on SPEC and the Mini-Grant Program.

Please register by Sept. 30 by contacting Brenda Dufault, Summer Programs and Events coordinator at 777-0841 or e-mail
-- Brenda Dufault, Summer Programs and Events Coordinator, Summer Programs and Events,, 777-0841

Reflecting on Teaching seminars begin Sept. 30

The first Reflecting on Teaching seminar of the semester, “Reaching Beyond My Classroom: the Shift to a Learner Centered Institution?” will take place Wednesday, Sept. 30, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Red River Valley Room of the Memorial Union.

Although the question, “What is college for?” seems to have an obvious answer to us as teachers, it often feels like student learning is not an institutional priority. Do you ever wish you felt a stronger sense that a university is a place where learning matters most? By typical standards successful colleges are ones that fill classes, and increase enrollments. But what if we evaluated our success as a university in terms of learning outcomes, rather than quantity of instruction? In today’s world of research driven rankings, is it even feasible to place learning at the center of the academic enterprise?

John Tagg, featured keynote speaker for the Oct. 16 Reflecting on Teaching colloquium and author of an article we will be looking at in this session, argues it is not only feasible, but necessary. Tagg introduced the concept of the “learning paradigm college” in 2003. He defined such institutions as “producing learning” rather than “providing instruction,” and argued that “this shift changes everything.” Anne Kelsch (OID) and Joan Hawthorne (Assistant Provost) will start off this conversation with a look at what learning paradigm colleges look like, how well they accomplish their goals, and what challenges they face. After that, we will open the discussion to consider how changing the focus from instruction to learning might change both our classrooms and our university. We hope you’ll join the conversation as we think about our collective efforts to educate.

Please register by Monday, Sept. 28 at noon to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit the Office of Instructional Development online ( to register. For information call Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or email
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development,, 777-4233

Staying on Track program is Oct. 6-7

The Student Success Center will be hosting the Staying on Track program on Tuesday, Oct. 6, and Wednesday, Oct. 7, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Staying on Track is a series of sessions designed to help students “Stay on Track” through their college career by using a holistic approach. Please encourage students to attend. Students can attend one or as many as they’d like and are asked to bring their student ID card with them.

The schedule is as follows:

Tuesday, Oct. 6
9 to 9:50 a.m. - “Exercise: Why You Should Take the Time”
10 to 10:50 a.m. - “Taking Notes: In and Out of the Classroom”
11 to 11:50 a.m. - “Things You Now Need to Do On Your Own: Your Family Has Helped You Get Here—Now What?”
noon to 12:50 p.m. - “Student Organizations: Getting Involved on Campus”
1 to 1:50 p.m. - “Professional Positions: What Employers Look for When Recruiting College Students”
2 to 2:50 p.m. - “Studying for a Test: How to Pull it All Together”
3 to 3:50 p.m. - “Navigating the Library: Not as Scary as You Might Think”

Wednesday, Oct. 7
9 to 9:50 a.m. - “Reading a College Textbook: How to Manage It All”
10 to 10:50 a.m. - “Learning Styles: You May Learn Differently than Your Classmate”
11 to 11:50 a.m. - “All Those Things You Wish You’d Known Before You Were a Freshman: Advice From Those Who Have Been There”
noon to 12:50 p.m. - “Time Management: Take Time to Smell the Roses”
1 to 1:50 p.m. - “Nutrition: The Ins and Outs of Eating Out”
2 to 2:50 p.m. - “Taking a Test: What to do Once You’re There”
3 to 3:50 p.m. - “College, Credit, and Cash: What You Need to Know”

If you have any questions please contact the Student Success Center at 777-2117.
-- Angie Carpenter, Asst. Director of Programs/Academic Advisor, Student Success Center,, 777-3910

UND presents aviation safety seminar

UND Aerospace and the North Dakota FAA Safety Team (FAAST) will sponsor a aviation safety seminar on Wednesday evening, Sept. 30, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium starting at 7 p.m. J.J. Greenway, Chief Flight Instructor for the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA) Air Safety Foundation is the guest speaker. The evening seminar is open to the public.

-- Dana Siewert, director of safety, UND Aerospace Flight Operations,, 777-7869

Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn is on Sept 30

The Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will take place from noon to 1 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the International Centre (2908 University Ave). October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Staci, a survivor, will share her personal story of how dating violence has affected her life. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Women's Center,, 777-4300

Artist forum and reception at the Museum of Art is Sept. 30

The North Dakota Museum of Art will hold a forum on painting with the artists of the current exhibition, Paint Local on Sept. 30 at 7 p.m. The exhibit features the work of local painters Pirjo Berg, Zhimin Guan, Lori Esposito, Dyan Rey, Adam Kemp, and Mike Marth. The exhibition continues through Oct. 11.

Pirjo Berg was born in Helsinki in 1964. She studied Regional Planning at the University of Tampere, Finland, before moving to the United States in 1991. In Seattle she concentrated on art, mainly on drawing and painting, but also studied art philosophy and art history.

According to Berg, “In my work, I combine painting and collage to create compositions that are built on repetition. I enjoy exploring the contrasts between the collage and painted surfaces, and how the space becomes the surface and how the surface becomes a space. I transform the shapes of the materials by cutting them into stripes and lines, and then rearrange and organize them on the canvas. I let the layers of collage blend together with the paint.”

Born in 1976 in Thousand Oaks California, Lori Esposito has lived and studied in a variety of regions of the U.S. Through the invention of her own unique drawing and painting practice Esposito has created "senses of place" infused with plants, geologic forms and atmospheric realms.

Dyan Rey has exhibited her artwork both locally and nationally for over 25 years. Her work has been seen in 17 solo shows and in over 50 group exhibitions. Her works are in many private and public collections, including Microsoft Corporation, SAFECO Insurance Company, Tacoma Art Museum, City of Seattle, and the Washington State Arts Collection. Gallery affiliation has included the Greg Kucera Gallery in Seattle and the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown.

Adam Kemp is a most prolific and talented artist whose work is found in homes and businesses throughout the region. He has shown at the North Dakota Museum of Art, the Plains Museum, and at various galleries. Kemp was born in 1962 and grew up forty miles northeast of London in the Essex countryside. He graduated from Newcastle upon Tyne with a B.F.A. and earned an M.F.A. degree from UND. Kemp continues to teach popular sessions in the Museum’s Summer Art Camp and to run the You Are Here gallery in downtown Grand Forks, with co-owner Mary Weaver. But most importantly, Kemp has made art a living presence in everyday life in Grand Forks. He was awarded Grand Fork’s First Annual Artist of the Year award in 2006.

Mike Marth was born in 1962 in St. Paul, Minn.. He received an MFA in painting from Southern Illinois State University in 1991. Marth currently lives in Moorhead, MN where he maintains his studio. Over the years he has taught in the design department of North Dakota State University. He also worked as curator at the Donaldson Hotel in Fargo during the first years of its reincarnation in the 21st century.

Zhimin Guan was born in China in 1962. He started to paint when he was nine years old, influenced by his father, a traditional Chinese calligrapher and ink painter. Zhimin received rigorous training in calligraphy and ink painting before he was fifteen years old. During his B.F.A. studies at Fuyang Teachers College in China, he concentrated on oil painting and again received rigorous training in drawing and painting in the Western classical style. From 1985 to 1994, he taught painting, drawing, and design at Dalian Institute of Industrial Design in Dalian, China. Besides teaching, Guan devoted himself to his art practice. Since 1998, he has been a professor of art and design at Minnesota State University, Moorhead.

The Museum hours are weekdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends, 1 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum Shop is open during these hours. There is no general admission for viewing exhibitions, visiting the Museum Shop or the Museum Café.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 777-4195

Homecoming Cook Off is Sept. 30

Come see whose cuisine will reign supreme from two of UND’s top culinary masters. Join us for the 1st annual Culinary Corner Challenge, where the first UND Homecoming Culinary King will be crowned. Executive Chef Greg Gefroh of UND Dining Services will face chef, author, and UND alumnus John Michael Lerma, in a head-to-head battle for the Culinary King crown and title. This is an event every foodie will love.

Our chefs will battle it out to see who can create unique and healthy meals while using Dakota-made products and the mystery ingredient. The chefs will be exhibiting their culinary talents, techniques, and food styles in hopes to impress the judges. Judges for this event will be determined upon arrival.

Join the excitement on Wednesday, Sept. 30
5:30 p.m.: Pre-Battle Mock-Tails
6 p.m.: The Battle Begins
$15 Reserved seating (limited to 15 spots)
$10 general admission/day of event (limited to 75 participants)

To reserve your place call the Wellness Center at 777-0769. Payment is due at the time of the reservation.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition, Wellness Center,, 777-0769

Denim Day is Sept. 30

Since the last Wednesday of September is the 30th, that's the date of September's "regular" Denim Day. Pay your $1, wear your denim, and know all proceeds go to charity. Need more buttons or posters? Just let me know.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services,, 777-3791

Symposium on corporate branding begins Sept. 30

The College of Business and Public Administration is proud to announce its fourth annual Mellem Business Symposium, with a full itinerary of national business and government leaders scheduled to speak on the topic of corporate branding in an interactive world. The event begins on the UND campus Wednesday, Sept. 30, at 7 p.m. in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center and continues on Thursday, Oct. 1, with keynote addresses scheduled throughout the day in Gamble Hall, room 7, from 8:15 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The event is made possible by State Farm Insurance’s Good Neighbor Grant Program and private gifts. The College of Business and Public Administration invites all members of the university and greater Grand Forks business community to attend this exciting and timely event.

This year’s Mellem Business Symposium tackles the subject of branding, with a specific focus on how corporations must brand themselves in an interactive world. The symposium offers a diverse array of top-level executives and local business leaders who will provide various industry perspectives on how to build, manage, and expand a corporate brand. The event will kick-off on the evening of Wednesday, Sept. 30 at 7 p.m., with featured keynote speaker, Karen Suzukamo, manager of Brand Advertising at 3M Corporation in Minneapolis, Minn. A dessert reception will follow her presentation.

The rest of the event activities will take place at 8:15 a.m. on Thursday, Oct. 1, in Gamble Hall, Room 7. The speakers include: Jessica Staeher, public affairs specialist, and Rod Gibson, marketing analyst for State Farm Insurance, Lincoln, Neb.; Matt Majka, chief operating officer for the Minnesota Wild of the National Hockey League, Minneapolis, Minn.; Traie Dockter, director of marketing, Ralph Engelstad Arena, Grand Forks, N.D.; and Carrie Philpot, vice president and director at digitas, an advertising and brand management partner of Delta/Northwest Airlines, Atlanta, Ga. For a full listing of speaker topics, biographies, and session times, please visit

The Mellem Business Symposium is named in honor of College of Business and Public Administration alumni, Ken and JoAnn Mellem. The event is supported by private gifts from JR Kirkland and a Good Neighbor Grant provided by State Farm Insurance. The Mellem Business Symposium supports the College of Business and Public Administration’s mission, which is to teach students the necessary skills to excel in business, government and society, while providing a forum to discuss timely topics with members of the regional community. For more details regarding the event, check out or call 701-777-2135.
-- CK Braun-Schultz, Director of External Relations , College of Business & Public Administration,, 777-2135

Doctoral examination set for Lynne Kovash

The final examination for Lynne Kovash, a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in Educational Leadership, is set for 9 a.m., Sept. 30, in room 206, Education Building. The dissertation title is "School District Leadership: Systems, Strategies, and Structures." Sherryl Houdek (Educational Leadership) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School,, 777-4005

Registration deadline for Reflecting on Teaching is Oct. 1

The Office of Instructional Development and the Vice President for Academic Affairs are pleased to sponsor UND’s third biennial Reflecting on Teaching Colloquium to be held Friday, Oct. 16, and Saturday, Oct. 17, at the Memorial Union. The colloquium is a cross campus event, designed for the sharing of ideas about teaching and teaching related research with colleagues from UND and the region. Colloquium attendees can expect to hear individual presentations and panels, discuss posters and teaching strategies, and take part in open forums. Over 50 UND faculty members, representing all colleges, will be sharing their expertise on a wide range of topics related to teaching and learning. Saturday morning will feature a hands-on workshop for those interested in engaging in or expanding teaching-related research.

The Reflecting on Teaching Colloquium also features nationally recognized scholar, John Tagg. Over the past decade, Tagg has made presentations and conducted workshops for dozens of campuses and organizations. Recently, he worked with the Pew Forum on Undergraduate Learning and the American Association of State Colleges and Universities. Tagg is as a provocative forward looking thinker who asks us to consider the most basic questions. For example, what is college for? Tagg applies the wealth of research on teaching and learning to finding answers. Further information on Professor Tagg, and his keynote and Saturday workshop, as well as the poster and concurrent sessions is found at the OID website.

In additional to a full schedule of events the Colloquium also offers many opportunities for informal discussion and conversation over breakfast, lunch, and a concluding reception at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Since we will need a headcount for these food-related events, we are asking you to register through the on-line form on the OID web site by Oct. 1, letting us know which ones you plan to attend. Or, if you won’t be joining us for the meals or reception, just register on-site. We hope to see you there.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development, OID,, 777-4233

NEON Chief of Science will speak at NDSU; UND community invited

Michael Keller, Chief of Science for the National Ecological Observatory Network (NEON) headquartered in Boulder, Colo., will visit North Dakota State University. Keller's presentation will take place Thursday, Oct. 1, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., in the Arikara Room at the NDSU Memorial Union. It will describe future plans for NEON - an observatory network that will be the first of its kind to collect ecological data at continental scales over multiple decades. NDSU is the host institution for NEON Domain #9, the Northern Plains, and North Dakota will be the site of Domain #9 observatory towers. NEON data will be made readily available to scientists, educators, students, decision makers and the public in order to understand and address large ecological questions and issues.

NDSU campus map available at
Pay Parking available in the NDSU Memorial Union south lot or the Visitor Lot E.
-- Carol Renner, Communications Manager, Office of the Vice President for Research, NDSU,, 701-231-5174

University Senate agenda for Oct. 1

The October meeting of the University Senate will be held on Thursday, Oct. 1, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 1, Gamble Hall.

1) Announcements
2) Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes
3) Question period
4) Annual report of the Senate Honorary Degrees Committee, Judy DeMers, Chair, Honorary Degrees Committee
5) Curriculum Committee report, Liz Tyree, Chair, Curriculum Committee
6) Proposed changes to the Conflict of Interest Policy, Bradley Myers,
Chair, Conflict of Interest/Scientific Misconduct Committee
7) Proposed change to the Essential Studies Committee membership, Adam Kitzes, Chair, Essential Studies Committee
-- Lori Hofland, Administrative Assistant, Registrars Office,, 777-3892

Michigan State professor to speak at geography forum

The Department of Geography invites you to the October Geography Forum and Homecoming 2009 Lecture, on Friday, Oct. 2, from noon to 1 p.m., in Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Julie A. Winkler, a noted professor from the Department of Geography, Michigan State University, will present "Climate Change Impact Assessments: from Local to Global.” All are welcome. For more information, please contact Enru Wang, Geography Department at 777-4590 or
-- Enru Wang, Assistant Professor, Geography,, 777-4590

Counseling Center anniversary open house is Oct. 2

The University Counseling Center will host an open house on Oct. 2, from 1 to 5 p.m. in McCannel, room 200, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Counseling Center. Dick Grosz, former UCC director, will be here at 2 p.m., when he will be honored for his years of service and many contributions to UND and the center. All current and former employees as well as friends of the Counseling Center are invited to this celebration.
-- Sandi Luck, Counseling Center,, 777-4188

Women's Center sponsors 15th annual Clothesline Project and Take Back the Night rally

The Women's Center is sponsoring the 15th annual Clothesline Project Oct. 5-9 in the Memorial Union Ballroom, second floor. Hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 8 a.m. to noon on Friday. "Take Back the Night Rally" is Oct.8, at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Two survivors will share their personal stories of how they have been affected by violence. Allison and Jayme explain how sexual assault has impacted their lives.

The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts that demonstrate the effects of domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. Each shirt represents a particular adult’s, young adult’s, or child’s experience and is decorated by the survivor or by a family member or friend. Help us take a stand against domestic violence and sexual assault in our community. This issue affects everyone, not just women.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Women's Center,, 777-4300

Using Tolerance to Promote Tolerance: An open discussion for faculty

Have you wondered how to talk to students about difficult issues that may not be directly related to your course, but still effect the climate of your campus and classroom? Or have you struggled with trying to promote tolerance in the face of voices that feel intolerant to you? There are a lot of divisive issues in our world and on our campus. And this reality is made more difficult by the fact that we live in an era in which extreme opponents are often pitted against one another in vitriolic sound bite dialogues. Most of us agree there is a lamentable lack of opportunity for genuine and open disagreement and debate within our culture.

What can we as faculty members do to establish a campus environment that allows intelligent, compassionate and authentic dialogue around controversial or threatening issues? Ideally a university should be a safe space for the courteous exchange of thoughts and ideas. How do we encourage and sustain such an environment for our students and ourselves? OID has organized this open forum for discussion and we hope that you will come and bring your concerns, ideas, aspirations and hopes for fostering greater open-mindedness, respect, forbearance, charity, kindness, in short, greater humanity, both in and outside our classroom space.

Come join this open discussion Monday, Sept. 28, from 3 to 4 p.m. in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union. We apologize that this meeting was set up in conflict with Yom Kippur. We invite everyone to join an ongoing discussion (and hopefully, the start of many on-going discussions) on Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 4 to 5 p.m. in Badlands Room.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director of Instructional Development, OID,, 777-4233

Theology for Lunch series begins Oct. 7

Join Campus Ministry Association, representing Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, United Campus Ministry, and Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel for the fall Theology for Lunch series. The topic and presenters for the fall series will be:

Talking About Sex – What the Churches Say
Oct. 7 – Rev. Mark Buchhop, Campus Pastor, Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel, LCMS
Oct. 14 – Kathy Fick and Rev. Chad Brucklacher, Campus Minister and Campus Pastor, Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, ELCA
Oct. 21 – Fr. Jason Lefor, Campus Pastor, St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center, Catholic Church
Oct. 28 – Rev. Gretchen Graf, First Presbyterian Church, Grand Forks

Each presentation will take place at noon, at Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel. A light lunch will be served, so bring your appetite, a friend, and an interest in sharing your thoughts.
-- Lisa Burger, Director, Student Success Center,, 777-4706

Staff Senate will host program on how to avoid the flu

Staff Senate will present a Staff Development session "TAKE 3." Find out more about three action steps to protect against the Novel H1N1 (Swine) and seasonal flu, learn about vaccination recommendations and everyday actions that can prevent 73 percent of the flu, get tips on what to do if you get sick, learn how to care for a sick person in your home, and identify what can be done to prepare for the challenges of a pandemic at work and at home.

Please join us Thursday Oct. 22, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Memorial Union River Valley Room. Presenters are Student Health Promotions Office and Campus Safety and Security. Please Register at:
-- Joshua Rahn, Staff Senate Vice President, UND,, 777-6809

Apply now for administrative internships

Applications are now being accepted for the administrative internship component of the President’s Leadership Programs. Administrative internships are designed for full-time faculty and staff interested in additional administrative experience. On average, interns will work six hours per week on their projects under their mentor’s guidance. Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to $1,000 depending on the length of the internship project. Please email to request an application. The application deadline is Monday, Oct. 5.

Title: Strategic Planning—Translating Engineering Vision into Strategies and Action Items
Mentor: Hesham El-Rewini, Dean of Engineering and Mines
Skills required: Good facilitation and coordination skills.
Project description: We are looking for someone with good organization and coordination skills to work with the Engineering Dean and the Planning Team to facilitate the translation of the school's vision building blocks and goals into concrete action plans and strategies.

Title: Bridging Partnerships for Master’s Education
Mentors: Joseph N. Benoit, Dean of the Graduate School, and Joshua Riedy, Dean of Outreach Programs
Skills Required: Knowledgeable on matters of curriculum development at both the undergraduate and graduate (master’s) level; knowledgeable or willing to become knowledgeable of programs in STEM areas; knowledgeable or willing to become knowledgeable of distance degree programming.
Project Description: The Deans of the Graduate School and Outreach Programs seek to employ an administrative intern to assist with the development of a project to expand master’s programming in the Bismarck area. The project will involve the development of a curriculum plan that will allow students with associate degrees in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) fields to bridge into a master’s program offered through UND. The successful applicant will work with the mentors and program faculty to develop a model curriculum plan that provides a framework for associate to non-thesis master’s degree programs between Bismarck State College and the University of North Dakota. In addition to logistical planning (e.g., program budget, needs assessment, delivery modes, etc.), the intern will also be expected to develop rubrics that will be used to assess student progress and program success. The goal is to have at least one successful partnership launched with Bismarck State College by May 2010.

Title: Supporting Students with Scholarship/Fellowship Preparation
Mentor: Joan Hawthorne, Assistant Provost for Assessment and Student Learning
Skills required: An individual engaged in this work will need some degree of technological competence in order to help with maintenance of the program website and database, plus the development of recruitment materials. The person should also be a comfortable writer and skilled at developing productive working relationships with undergraduate students.
Project Description: The broad aim of this project is to improve UND's success in identifying and supporting potential candidates for national and international scholarships or other honors. This aim can be achieved through strong efforts to identify interested students early, provide them with information that will allow them to make good choices consistent with their aspirations, create a community of like-minded and achievement-oriented undergraduate students, inform these students (and others who may also be interested) about scholarship opportunities which may be appropriate for their strengths and goals, and support them through the application process. The person selected to work on this project will assist with various aspects of this project, depending on his/her specific skills and interests. At the least, the individual will help with outreach and publicity efforts, including website and database maintenance and the development of promotional and recruitment materials and strategies. Ideally, the selected individual will also work directly with undergraduates in any of several possible ways, e.g., individual student recruitment, one-on-one research to identify scholarship opportunities matched with individual student background, working with interested undergrads and others on campus to develop a "mentorship community," etc. Details will be negotiated with the selected candidate.
-- Victoria Beard, Associate Provost, Academic Affairs,, 777-4824

Nursing celebrates milestone anniversary, announces award recipients

On Oct. 2 the UND College of Nursing is celebrating 100 years of service and will recognize the tremendous impact the College and its graduates have had in the world of healthcare. A Centennial Nursing Gala will be held at the Alerus Center with a 5:30 p.m. social and 6:30 p.m. dinner, awards banquet and dance.

Nursing courses began at UND in 1909. Baccalaureate degrees were awarded beginning in 1951 and the College of Nursing was established in 1959. The College has graduated over 4,500 nurses, each of whom, over the course of a 40 year career, will have touched the lives of more than 50,000 patients; when you figure in all alumni the total would reach nearly 9 million patients. The impact of the UND nursing program is far-reaching and truly priceless.

In addition, the Nurse Anesthesia Master’s specialization and the Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing (RAIN) Program are celebrating 20 years and the Eta Upsilon chapter of Sigma Theta Tau nursing honor society is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

The Grand Forks community has been an important part of the College’s history. Many local and regional agencies have and continue to contribute to the education of nursing students. These partnerships are essential in providing the high quality of education for which the UND College of Nursing is known.

During the Gala celebration, four distinguished alumni will be recognized for their accomplishments.

Pauline Sherry, ’59 BSN - Dream Award. Recipients have made a major contribution to nursing through leadership, innovative teaching, creative approaches to improve healthcare and/or demonstrated an entrepreneurial spirit. Polly taught nursing in diploma, associate degree, and practical nursing for 16 years. She served as the Coordinator of Continuing Education/Nursing Research at the Fox Chase Cancer Center (FCCC) in Philadelphia, PA. Within a year, she revised the basic Chemotherapy Administration Course and wrote a new, more extensive curriculum involving both didactic and clinical components. This course is now designated as the National Certificate Program in Chemotherapy Administration. Polly wrote the FCCC’s first hospice grant to provide education for nurses and utilized the funds to implement the Hospice Course, Radiation Oncology Course, a Comprehensive Cancer Course, and a review course for the Oncology Nursing Society Certification Exam. Between 1984-1994 6,550 students attended her programs.

Marion Kershner, ’94 MS - Discover Award. Recipients have made a major contribution to nursing research and scholarship; or have used sound and scientific research findings in practice leading to significant changes in the clinical nursing practice at the unit, service, institutional, regional, or professional levels. Following completion of her Master’s Degree, Marion designed a groundbreaking research study on issues affecting victims of domestic violence in rural communities. She has been recognized locally and nationally for her research, presentations and publications regarding the prevalence of physical, emotional, and sexual abuse in women. Marion has worked for Otter Tail County Public Health in Fergus Falls, MN since 1991 and has led the planning and implementation of Otter Tail County’s program to gather data and education on the dangers of second hand smoke. She later helped shape the “Borders United for Smoke-free Air” initiative which ultimately led to legislation banning smoking in public places in the state of Minnesota. Marion developed and hosts a weekly public health radio show called “Health Matters”, now in its seventh season.

Deborah Soholt, ’78 BSN - Deliver Award. Recipients have consistently demonstrated excellence in practice and have made unique contributions to nursing practice and patient care. Deb is currently the Director of Women’s Health at Avera McKennan Hospital and leads the Avera Midlife Care for Women Clinic in Sioux Falls, S.D. She directs development of primary care models for women’s health and is responsible for community-based women’s health programming. Deb is a public speaker for women’s health, leadership, professional role development and change within health care, and in January hosted an educational talk for women that resulted in 400 new patients to her organization. For five years, she has co-hosted a weekly public radio show, “House Calls”, speaking on a broad range of health topics. She has introduced hormone rebalance care and established compounding pharmacy for bio-identical hormone therapy to providers in her organization.

Jacqueline Strinden, ’99 - Young Alumni Award. Recipients have graduated within the past 10 years and are recognized for significant contributions to nursing practice, scholarship, teaching, research or leadership beyond what is expected of young alumni. Since January, Jaci has been working at Triumph Hospital in Bismarck, N.D. as the Chief Clinical Officer. In her short time on staff, she has implemented a general and clinical nursing orientation program, a skills validation program, a rapid response team approach, and has revamped policies and procedures to reflect exemplary patient care standards. Previously, Jaci was employed by Altru Hospital, during which time she fulfilled many leadership roles. She accepted a position in the intensive care unit in 2001, and was recognized by Altru as an outstanding educator for setting expectations for best practice and patient safety initiatives and presenting lectures and in-service programs for the ICU.
-- Becky Cournia, Alumni & Development Officer, College of Nursing,, 777-4526

Kathleen Dixon named director of Women Studies

Kathleen Dixon, professor of English and long-standing member of the Women Studies Program, has taken the reins from previous director, Wendelin Hume, associate professor and chair of the Department of Criminal Justice.

Professor Dixon has taught a number of courses in women and gender studies since her arrival at UND in 1991 and has published scholarly books and essays in these fields, including Making Relationships: Gender in the Forming of Academic Community (Peter Lang, 1997) and, with UND graduate student Daniela Koleva, “Baudrillard and History: the Hyperreal on Television, Or Some Women of the Global Village” (International Journal of Baudrillard Studies 4.2 (July 2007). Rowman, Littlefield has just published professor Dixon’s third book, "The Global Village Re-visited: Art, Politics, and Television Talk Shows," which features case studies of three television talk shows from three countries. Gender differences are central to Dixon’s study of The Oprah Winfrey Show and of Jan Publiek, a Flemish public TV talk show.

The new Women Studies Director wishes to invite all faculty with expertise in women or gender studies to become women studies affiliates. Affiliates may contribute in many ways to the program, but chiefly supply it with courses that students may take for WS credit. Affiliates inform the program of courses they teach that offer topics in feminism or gender studies.

For more information on becoming a women studies affiliate and for help with the process, please email inquires to

UND, NDSU faculty complete several successful renewable energy-related projects

Five energy-related seed grant projects were recently completed by faculty at UND and North Dakota State University as part of the Department of Energy’s North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) infrastructure improvement program.

The purpose of this seed grant program was to assist in developing UND and NDSU research capabilities related to sustainable energy. Proposals received for this competitive seed grant program were reviewed by a panel of sustainable energy experts from inside and outside the university system.

The grants, which ran from May of 2007 through December 2008 were awarded as follows:
* Soizik Laguette, assistant professor, UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, Department of Earth System Science and Policy, “Spectral Characterization of Switchgrass for Biomass Energy and Biofuel Quality,” $32,295.
* Hossein Salehfar, professor, UND School of Engineering and Mines, Department of Electrical Engineering, “Modeling of Proton Exchange Membrane Fuel Cell and Electrolyzer Using Electrochemical Impedance Spectroscopy Technique,” $18,000.
* Julia Zhao, associate professor, UND College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Chemistry, “Development of TiO2 Nanocatalysts for Sustainable Energy,” $50,000.
* Sivaguru Jayaraman, assistant professor, NDSU Department of Chemistry, “Imprinting Molecular Chirality During Light-Induced Transformations in Solution,” $22,000.
* Chad Ulven, assistant professor, NDSU Department of Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics, “Ultra-lightweight Polymer Composites for Wind Energy System – Turbine Blade Structures,” $49,770.

Based on the productivity documented by the participants, the seed grant program was an overwhelming success. The grants resulted in 15 refereed publications and 12 technical presentations. Seed grant awardees also submitted 16 proposals for further research valued at $3,352,000 and were awarded seven grants totaling $1,704,000 based on work performed under their seed grants. The ND DOE EPSCoR seed grant program was administered by the North Dakota Sustainable Energy Research Initiative (ND SUNRISE) in coordination with the North Dakota EPSCoR program.

The Department of Energy's Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DOE EPSCoR) is a federal-state partnership program designed to help the Department lead the world in meeting today's and tomorrow's energy needs through increased competition in energy-related research and development across the entire nation. The program supports DOE's overarching mission of advancing the national, economic, and energy security of the United States, by supporting research activities in EPSCoR states that span a broad range of science and technology programs within DOE.

SUNRISE is a student-centered, faculty-organized supercluster comprising 31 faculty in 14 academic departments at UND, NDSU, Mayville State University, and the North Dakota State College of Science. SUNRISE research is focused in three areas: the technologies to enable the environmentally sustainable use of coal, the production of fuels, chemicals, polymers, and composites from renewable sources, and the harvesting of energy from diffuse sources (wind/solar/hydrogen). More than 170 undergraduate and graduate students have worked on SUNRISE research projects.
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-6571

Annual faculty writing seminars begin this fall

Faculty are invited to participate in a new session of the Faculty Writing Seminar (FWS) to be offered this fall. The FWS meets once a week and functions as a writing group for up to 10 interested faculty. Members of the group participate in two ways:
1) At least once during the semester, each member signs up to receive detailed feedback from other group members on his or her writing.
2) During the weeks when other group members submit work, each member functions as a reader to provide feedback to other writers.

Although the primary motivation for group participation is usually the chance to receive thoughtful, in-depth comments that can be used to prepare an article for publication, members also benefit from the cross-campus, academically focused interactions. In other words, people get to have fun and stretch their minds by reading and discussing the interesting work being done by colleagues across campus.

We will meet at a time that works best for the participants, to be agreed upon later. Scott J. Baxter (University Writing Program) will lead the group, and free copies of Elizabeth Rankin's (2001) book The Work of Writing: Insights and Strategies for Academics and Professionals, will be provided to participants. If you are interested in being part of the FWS, please contact Scott at 777-6381 or by Sept. 25. When you contact Scott please let him know what times you are available and also, what times you are not available.
-- Scott J. Baxter, Coordinator, University Writing Program,, 777-6381

Fall Faculty Study Seminars (FSS) announced

Two Faculty Study Seminars will be offered this fall. The seminars provide a means for faculty with common interests to learn more about a teaching-related topic. Each group meets four times a semester, at times mutually agreed to by participants, to read and discuss a teaching-related book (books provided by the Office of Instructional Development). The participant’s only obligation is to read and to show up for discussion.

To sign up for a FSS, e-mail the facilitator noted below with your contact information (e-mail and phone) and a copy of your fall semester schedule (noting the times you cannot meet). You will be contacted once an initial meeting date is set. For more information about FSS groups, contact Anne Kelsch at or 777-4233.

John Tagg, The Learning Paradigm College (Jossey-Bass, 2003). Tagg’s book begins with a simple but profound question: “What are colleges for?” Noting that typically “the successful the one that fills classes with students and thus grows in enrollment,” Tagg advocates for a paradigm shift towards a learning centered environment that attends to students rather than classes and he documents how this is happening at some institutions. Tagg argues that to change our paradigm from teaching to learning is to view education through a new lens, “seeing” our work in a different light and having diverse experiences as we and our students interact to learn. Reviewers refer to The Learning Paradigm College as “one of the most important, provocative, and accessible works to have entered the higher education literature in many years, is broadly applicable to every postsecondary institution.” If you are interested in reading this book as part of a Faculty Study Seminar, contact or 777-4233.

Casanave, C.P. & Sosa, M. (2007). Respite for Teachers: Reflection and renewal in the teaching life. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press. Casanave and Sosa's book is not designed to teach something new; instead, the purpose of the book is to inspire faculty to spend time reflecting on the joys and challenges of teaching and of connecting with students and colleagues. The authors cover a wide variety of diverse topics, including a comparison of teaching and musical groups, difficult students, fear and curiosity, grading, mentoring, solitude, as well as a chapter about students who "just don't seem to belong where they are." Most of these chapters are designed to both raise an important issue and inspire at the same time. One reviewer noted that while the book is accessible and avoids jargon and terminology it "is very much grounded in theory and does an excellent job encouraging ... teachers and researchers to think about how to reduce the gap between theory and research and classroom practice." If you are interested in reading this book as part of a Faculty Study Seminar, contact or 777-6381.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development,, 777-4233

U2 is conducting an assessment of its programming and services

The University Within the University (U2) office is conducting an assessment of its programming and services. As a staff member eligible to participate in the professional development sessions offered through U2, I encourage you to take a few minutes to complete this anonymous survey.

Please go to the following link to complete the assessment by Oct. 6: .

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback to the U2 office. Your valuable input will allow us to evaluate and improve our services.
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, University within the University (U2) ,, 777-0720

Faculty representative sought for BOSP

The Board of Student Publications (BOSP), a standing committee within Student Government, is currently accepting applications for a faculty representative.

BOSP is the publisher for student publications on campus, including the Dakota Student. It is responsible for maintaining student publications integrity for the purpose as vehicles for free and responsible inquiry and expression in an academic community.

More information about BOSP can be found in the constitution at:

The faculty member for BOSP is not a voting member, but holds an advisory-like role. Meetings take place Thursdays at 5:00 p.m..

Any interested faculty members should contact the BOSP chair at
-- Jackie DeMolee, Board of Student Publication Chair, Student Government,, 218-230-1982

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

PeopleSoft Account Numbers
Sept. 29, 9 to 10 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
This class will show how to use PeopleSoft Account Number listings and provide clarification on how items should be coded. Presenter: Allison Peyton.

Defensive Driving
Sept. 30, 6 to 10 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
This workshop is required by State Fleet for all UND employees who drive State Fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a State Fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Dan Lund

Running, Reading, and Reconciling Key Finance Reports in PeopleSoft
Oct. 1, 8 to 9:30 a.m., Gamble Hall, Lanterman Center, Room 9
Prerequisite: Must have previously attended either a “Budgets Overview Inquiry” or “Budget vs. Cash Inquiry” U2 session and must have a PeopleSoft user ID and password for Finance Module. This training provides the tools necessary to navigate through PeopleSoft in order to run, read, and understand PeopleSoft financial reports. Important tips will be provided to help you recognize why, when, and how to reconcile revenue and expense transactions posted to your funds. Troubleshooting tips and tools to help you resolve budgeting errors will also be provided. This session includes hands-on practice activities. Presenter: Tom Swangler.

Employee Travel Policies and Procedures
Oct. 1, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Brush up on the procedures to follow for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline tickets, and employee travel expense vouchers. Presenter: Bonnie Nerby.

Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Level 2 (Intermediate)
Oct. 5, 7, and 8, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Microsoft Office Excel 2007 Level 1
Upon successful completion of this course, participants will be able to, Calculate advanced formulas; organize worksheet and table data using various techniques; create and modify charts; analyze data using PivotTables and PivotCharts; insert objects; and customize and enhance workbooks and the Microsoft Excel environment. Presenter: Heidi Strande

Asset Management, Insurance, and Surplus Property
Oct. 6 9 to 10:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Swanson 17
Instructions, and discussion on how to perform annual inventories using PeopleSoft. This session will also cover basic information that departments should know about Asset Management, Insurance issues and Surplus Property. Presenters: Hazel Lehman. Corrinne Kjelstrom, and Jacque Brockling

ADA Updates
Oct. 6, 9 to 10 a.m., Twamley Hall, Room 305
Learn new policies and procedures for the American with Disabilities Act. Presenters: Desi Sporbert, Joy Johnson

Vital Records
Oct.7, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.,Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
Vital records are needed in the event of a disaster. The most common events can result in damage to your records if you are not properly prepared. Come and learn what is being done, and what needs to be done, to prepare for a disaster. Presenter: Christopher Flynn

Involvement in UND’s Ergonomic Program: How it can make a difference.
Oct. 7, 10 to 11 a.m., Campus Safety and Security Conference Room
Presenting the benefits of incorporating Ergonomics in work stations is the primary purpose of this class. Ergonomic design and ideas to increase productivity in the workplace will be discussed. Also outlined, will be the process to follow in order to arrange a customized ergonomic consult for your office. Presenter: Claire Moen
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education,, 777-0720

Four UND students tested positive for H1N1 Flu

Four UND students who were treated at Student Health Services have tested positive for H1N1 flu. Community providers have also identified confirmed cases of H1N1 flu. Since the Centers for Disease Control estimates that there are over one million cases of H1N1 flu, it is not surprising that we would have confirmed cases in our community and at UND. The students are being treated according to protocols established in consultation with Grand Forks Public Health, the North Dakota Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control. Most people with H1N1 (swine) or seasonal flu can recover at home with little or no medical attention.

UND reminds students, faculty and staff to monitor their health. If you become ill, avoid contact with others for at least 24 hours after fever subsides (without the help of fever reducing medicine). UND students with flu-like symptoms are asked to call Student Health Services first as they may not require an office visit which could potentially expose others to the flu virus. The number to call is 777-4500. UND faculty and staff may contact their own health care providers.

What should I do if I get the flu? Should I seek health care services if I am sick with the flu?

Most people with H1N1 (swine) or seasonal flu can recover at home with little or no medical attention. However, those who are at higher risk of serious complications should consult a health care provider if they develop flu-like symptoms or if they have had recent close contact with someone who has the flu.

High risk groups include people of any age with certain chronic medical conditions, including:
- Asthma
- Diabetes
- Immune-suppression
- Heart, lung, liver or kidney disease
- Persons younger than 19 years of age who are receiving long term aspirin therapy
- Pregnant women
- Adults 65 years of age and older
- Children younger than 5 years of age

Symptoms of the flu can include:
- Fever of > 100°
- Cough and/or sore throat
- Runny or stuffy nose
- Headache and/or body aches
- Chills
- Fatigue
- With H1N1 (swine) flu, you may also have vomiting and diarrhea

Get medical attention right away if you:
- Have difficulty breathing or chest pain
- Have purple or blue discoloration of your lips
- Are vomiting and unable to keep liquids down
- Show signs of dehydration, such as feeling dizzy when standing or being unable to urinate.
- Have seizures
- Are less responsive than normal or become confused

If you become ill, avoid contact with others for at least 24 hours after fever subsides (without the help of fever reducing medicine). Wear a mask during periods where contact with others is unavoidable.

Those who need to seek care are asked to call first. UND students may call Student Health Services at 701.777.4500. UND faculty and staff may contact their own health care providers.

Immunization is the best protection against the flu. For UND seasonal flu vaccination clinic schedule go to This will protect you against the most common types of seasonal flu and help keep you healthy all winter. A seasonal flu vaccination will not protect you against Novel N1N1 (swine) flu. Novel H1N1 vaccine is expected in early November. Please watch for more information.

Studies show 73% of flu can be prevented by practicing these 5 key habits:
1. Cover Your Cough
2. Clean Your Hands Frequently
3. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth
4. Keep Your Distance (3-6 Feet) From Sick People
5. Stay Home When You’re Sick

For more information, go to

Be a Flu Fighter: Take the shot, knock out the flu

A yearly seasonal flu vaccination is the best way to prevent the flu. Each year in the United States, on average, more than 200,000 people are hospitalized and 36,000 people die from seasonal flu complications. The flu will slow you down and force you to miss work, class, and your favorite daily activities, and no one has time for that. UND Student Health Services will be offering flu shot clinics across campus for your convenience.

Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinic Schedule

UND Students Only

Monday, Sept. 21: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - College of Nursing, 1st floor hallway
Tuesday, Sept. 22: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - SMHS (Med School), Room 5006
Wednesday, Sept. 23: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Wilkerson, Room 55
Thursday, Sept. 24: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. - Memorial Union, Student Health Promotion Office

UND Students, Faculty and Staff (While Supplies Last)

Tuesday, Sept. 29: 9:30 to 11 a.m. - SMHS (Med School), Room 5006
Tuesday, Sept. 29: 12:30 to 2 p.m. - Odegaard, Room 251A
Wednesday, Sept. 30: 9 to 11:30 a.m. - Twamley, Room 305
Wednesday, Sept. 30: 1 to 3:30 p.m. - Memorial Union, Student Health Promotion Office
Thursday, Oct. 1: 6:30 to 9a.m. - Facilities, Lunch Room
Thursday, Oct. 1: 10:30 a.m. to noon - EERC, Hayden Conference Room

Flu shots and nasal mist will be available. All participants will be asked to show their UND ID’s. Insurance may be filed on site for those with ND BC/BS coverage who present their insurance cards. The cost will be $30 for those who pay by check or cash. Students may also charge to their UND accounts. Please remember to wear short sleeves.

Yearly seasonal flu vaccination will not protect you against Novel H1N1(Swine) flu. The Novel H1N1(Swine) flu vaccine expected in November. Watch for details.

Studies show 73% of flu can be prevented by practicing these 5 key habits:
1. Cover Your Cough
2. Clean Your Hands Frequently
3. Avoid Touching Your Eyes, Nose and Mouth
4. Keep Your Distance (3-6 Feet) From Sick People
5. Stay Home When You’re Sick

If you have questions, call Student Health Services at 777-4500.
-- Abraham Bilyeu, Health Promotion GSA, Student Health Promotions,, 777-2097

Applications sought for 2010-11 developmental leaves

Eligible faculty and staff who wish to apply for developmental leave projects for the 2010-11 academic year may submit proposals to the faculty member’s chair and dean or the staff member’s administrative supervisor. Faculty and staff who expect to submit an application should discuss their plans with the appropriate supervisor(s) prior to formally submitting a proposal. Developmental leaves are funded from existing resources in the departments and colleges.

Developmental leave applications and copies of the State Board of Higher Education Policy 701.2 governing developmental leaves are available on the Office of Academic Affairs website,

Please consider the following before applying for a developmental leave:
• At least six years of regular service should have elapsed since one’s initial appointment or since the last developmental leave.
• A final report addressing the outcomes of the previous leave must have been filed. These reports indicate the likelihood the candidate can successfully accomplish the proposed plan of work.
• A substantive tangible product is the ultimate expected outcome.
• The proposed project should not be the subject of an earlier developmental leave.
• The proposed project should benefit significantly from, or would not be possible without, the developmental leave.
• Developmental leaves to take place locally must clearly address the reasons why the proposed work could not be done elsewhere.

Preference will be given to proposals that:
• Involve significant travel elsewhere;
• Have some support (financial or otherwise) from another source (or institution).

Other guidelines:
• Normally, a maximum of two faculty per academic department may take leaves concurrently.
• Requests for one year of support should normally involve two consecutive semesters.
• Faculty who are on developmental leave should refrain from participating in departmental governance and on committees.
• Faculty planning to apply for a developmental leave should consult with the departmental chairperson and the dean of the college before submitting a proposal.

Applications will be reviewed at the college and/or administrative supervisory level. All proposals are due in the Office of the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs on or before Nov. 12. The applications will also be reviewed by deans, the provost, and the President.
-- Connie Gagelin, Administrative Officer, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs,, 777-2165

Nominations are due Oct. 5 for civic engagement awards

Nominations are being accepted until Oct. 5 for the UND Center for Community Engagement Civic Engagement awards.

A simple nomination process makes it possible for all deserving community partners, faculty, students, and departments to be considered. A description of the awards and a one page nomination form is available on the Center for Community Engagement website at Tell us why your nominee is deserving of one of the awards, and we will do the rest. The names of previous award winners can be found on the website as well.

The awards to be given are the Community Partner Award, Public Scholarship Award, Faculty Service-Learning Award, Engaged Department Award, Graduate Civic Engagement Award, and Undergraduate Civic Engagement Award. They will be presented at our annual Stone Soup Awards Program and Luncheon, Friday, Nov. 6. Luncheon reservations can be made by contacting the Center at 777-0675 or e-mailing Tickets are $20; $8.50 for students. Proceeds support the awards luncheon and program.
-- Lana Rakow, Director, Center for Community Engagement,, 777-2287

Mini-grants available for summer programs/events

Are you planning an event at UND next summer but lack funding? Do you plan to develop a new summer course but need financial resources? Consider applying for a mini-grant through the Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC).

SPEC’s Start-Up mini-grant program will fund up to $5000 in the first year for deserving proposals that fall into these categories:
1) The development of new 2010 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.
2) The expansion or redesign of existing 2009 credit or non-credit summer courses/programs.

Through the mini-grant program, the council wants to create positive learning experiences for the citizens of the Red River Valley Region and beyond by extending the resources of the University. The mini-grant funds will help cover the development, marketing and start-up costs for courses and programs held at UND during the summer months for up to three years. Examples include camps for kids, academic classes that can be completed in the summer months, or any special event designed for the community. Quality, creativity and “out of the box” ideas are encouraged when developing new programs.

All interested UND faculty and staff are encouraged to submit proposals. Information can be found at The application deadline is 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 23. Recipients will be announced Dec. 21.

For more information on the mini-grant program, contact Diane Hadden, director of Summer Sessions at 777-6284. For operational questions, contact the Summer Programs and Events Office at 777-0841.
-- Brenda Dufault, Summer Programs and Events Coordinator, Summer Programs and Events,, 777-0841

New employees must have EmplID before receiving a U Card

New full-time and part-time employees must have their new hire paperwork completed, an EmplID assigned, and have an "active employee" status in PeopleSoft HRMS before receiving a U Card. If an employee needs a U Card before activation in PeopleSoft, their supervisor can fill out an exception request located on our website at An EmplID must be available before a U Card can be printed. Once this application is completed, the new employee can visit the U Card Office (Lower Level Memorial Union, Room 3) to receive their U Card. A government-issued photo ID is also required at the time of U Card issuance. If you have any questions, please call our office at 777-2071.
-- Teresa Blilie, Systems Manager, Access | U Card | EM Notification,, 777-3490

Renew service vehicle parking placards now

It is now time to renew all service vehicle placards. Please bring your placard in to the Parking Office during normal business hours, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and we will revalidate the permit. We ask to have all revalidated no later than Friday, Sept. 25. Normal enforcement will start Monday, Sept. 28. If you have any questions, please call the office at 777-3551. Thank you.
-- Parking Office

Sites 2C @ UND brochure is now available

Have you seen all the sites on UND’s campus? Do you know the stories behind our historic buildings? How many places around campus have you been curious about? Through the work of the Historic Preservation Committee from the 125th Anniversary Celebration and volunteers from many departments, a Sites 2C @ UND brochure was created to use for a walking or driving tour of campus. The publication describes the art and architecture, highlights the history and identifies some of the landmarks of our University. Limited supplies of printed brochures are available from the Office of Ceremonies and Special Events. However, the entire brochure is available on the web at If you have a story or site to add to this publication, please send an e-mail with the information and it will be considered for the on-line addendum to this brochure. We hope you enjoy your trip around UND.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events,, 777-6393

NWA annouces baggage handling surcharge fees

Customers who have purchased NWA tickets on or after July 16, for travel on or after Aug. 4, or customers traveling domestically who pre-pay baggage fees on will be charged $15 for the first checked bag and $25 for the second checked bag. Customers traveling domestically who check in and pay bag fees at an airport kiosk or with an agent will incur $5 surcharge for the first and second checked bags.

Reminder: UND will pay for the first checked piece of luggage and any surcharge with proof of payment. UND will not reimburse for the second or any additional baggage without proper justification.

Any questions, please contact Bonnie at 777-2966
-- Carl Iseminger, Accounting Services Assistant, Accounting Services,, 777-4131

Museum Cafe announces menu

Served with fruit and chips

This delightful meal is a combination of chicken and rice, with the main ingredients being chicken, curry, rice, mango, and leafy greens.

Tuna Salad with chopped fresh dill, fresh tarragon leaves, chopped parsley, capers, mixed in mayonnaise. Tuna salad is served on a bagel, with a cream cheese spread.

Flavorful roast beef, assorted bell peppers, and horseradish coleslaw in a tortilla.

Seasoned beef on a white poppy seed bun with dill pickles and chips


Black Beans with chopped red bell pepper, jalapeno peppers, Serrano pepper, cilantro, and garlic mixed in a zesty lime juice sauce.

Fresh green Roman lettuce mixed with a light dressing, made with a combination of mayonnaise, lemon juice, pepper, garlic, anchovy paste, mustard, and Worcestershire sauce. Then, topped with Parmesan cheese, and a side of baked toast.


A twist on a the original tortilla soup, with a whole tomatoes, chopped onion, garlic, beef and chicken broth, with a dash of picante sauce, and Worcesterhire sauce.
It’s topped with Cheddar cheese, and sided with a slice of corn tortillas.

Ask server about dessert.

Museum Café hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11 to 2 p.m. Take-out available • UND billing accepted • 777-4195
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of 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 Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010 Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications must be received by the deadline date.


Position: Server Administrator, ITSS, #10-088
Application deadline: 9/24/2009
Compensation: $40,000 plus/year

Position: Air Traffic Control Associate, Aerospace Science, #10-085
Application deadline: 9/24//2009
Compensation: $18,000 plus/year


Position: Aircraft Technician, Aerospace Sciences, #10-084
Application deadline: 9/23/2009
Compensation: $16.35 plus/hour

Office Support:

Position: Administrative Secretary, Physician Assistant Program, #10-089
Application deadline: 9/25/2009
Compensation: $ 24,000 plus/year


Position: Kitchen Manager (flexible schedule including weekends) Dining Services, #10-091
Application deadline: 9/25/2009
Compensation: $13.30 plus/hour

Position: Dishwasher (variable schedule), Dining Services, #10-090
Application deadline: 9/25/2009
Compensation: $8.70 plus/hour

Position: Building Services Technician, (Monday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.), Facilities/Housing, #10-087
Application deadline: 9/24/2009
Compensation: $20,000 plus/year

Postion: Building Services Technician, (Monday-Saturday, 10 p.m. to 6 a.m.), Facilities/Wellness Center, #10-086
Application deadline: 9/24/2009
Compensation: $20,000 plus/year

Institutional Research Briefs now available online

The latest issue of the Institutional Research Office newsletter is available online at

Highlighted in the September 2009 issue:

• The Collegiate Learning Assessment (CLA) as means to measure student learning outcomes
• Highlights from the Campus Quality Survey (CQS)
• Information pertaining to USAT forms
• Announcement of Institutional Research Clips
• Projects in progress, including recently released survey results
-- Carmen Williams, Director, Institutional Research,, 777-4358

Honors Program calls on faculty to encourage students

In an effort to expand undergraduate research efforts at UND, the Honors Program would like to invite all faculty who have upper-class undergraduates involved in research (or exceptional undergrads engaged in independent study) to encourage students to write a senior Honors thesis. Please have students interested in completing an Honors thesis and presenting at our annual Undergraduate Research Conference this spring. Please contact Brian Schill (777-4402) or Sally Pyle (777-3302) by Oct. 15. More information about the Honors thesis process is available online at: Thank you.
-- Brian Schill, Undergraduate Research Coordinator, Honors Program,, 777-4402

Jean Peterson remembered

Jean A. Peterson, 83, Grand Forks, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at Valley Memorial Homes Eldercare Center, Grand Forks.

Jean Alice Mitz was born to Karl and Eva (Hart) Mitz on March 14, 1926 at Drayton, North Dakota. She was raised and educated at Drayton, graduating as Valedictorian of the Drayton High School Class of 1944. Jean and Mentor Peterson were married on Nov. 16, 1952 at Drayton. They moved to Grand Forks in 1957. Jean was employed in Grand Forks as an interior house painter, by Altru Hospital, and later by UND.

Jean loved her grandchildren and following their activities. She also loved Calvary Lutheran Church, and was active in many committees and activities there. She enjoyed decorative painting, flower gardens, birds, and dogs.

Jean is survived by her daughters; Cindy (Gary) Purpur, Grand Forks, Lori (Michael) Brooks, Thief River Falls, MN; her grandchildren, Laura (Eric) Kendall, Grand Forks, Brandon Jorgenson, Fargo, ND, Gina Purpur, Fargo, ND, Justin Brooks, Bemidji, MN, Brady Brooks, Thief River Falls, MN; and great grandchildren, Brody, and McCain Kendall.

She is preceded in death by her husband Mentor who died Feb. 28, 1987, her parents, and brothers, Herb and Donald.