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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 40: May 25, 2006

Top Stories
UND Foundation receives $10 million gift
Celebrate diversity with digital posters
U community, public invited to news conference, 2 p.m. today
Events to Note
Meeting will focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems
Short course will discuss teaching geospatial technology
Summer swim instructors, lifeguards sought
Memorial Day is holiday
Chester Fritz Library lists hours
Law library lists hours
ITSS lists Memorial Day hours
Memorial Union lists holiday hours
Volunteers sought for banner signing
Twamley Snack bar lists menu, hours
Note billing info for department charges at Union
Museum Cafe lists specials
Celebrate diversity with digital posters

Celebrate Diversity!

Every day is Celebrate Diversity Day! And you can show your support by uploading one or more unique diversity posters to your web site—FREE.

"I am pleased to announce the availability of digital posters designed by UND's Department of Technology graphics students and faculty to increase cultural awareness and diversity on our campus," said President Kupchella. "By uploading any of the posters to your website, you support our common goal to celebrate differences in a positive and refreshing way."

The digital diversity posters were designed specifically for placement online. They fit nicely into UND’s web templates in either the large or small columns. To see a large poster that has already been placed on a departmental Web site, go to the technology department site at To see a small poster that has been placed go to the Graphics and Photography Society’s Web site at

To view all of the diversity posters, go to the Graphics and Photography Society’s site at and click on the image links. Once you decide which size poster(s) will best fit your site, follow the instructions to save the image(s).

The digital diversity poster project was supported by UND's Multicultural Awareness Committee, the Department of Technology, and the Graphics and Photography Society, a student organization founded in 2003. If you have any questions, please contact me.
-- Lynda Kenney, Department of Technology,, 777-2197.

UND Foundation receives $10 million gift

The UND Foundation is honored by the kindness and generosity of the late Roy and Elnora (Hopper) Danley, ’37. Roy died in 1994 and in January of this year, Elnora, a Brinsmade, N.D., native, passed away peacefully in Santa Barbara , Calif. , at the age of 91. Prior to death, the Danleys bequeathed the majority of their estate to the UND Foundation. Their $10 million gift is the second largest gift ever facilitated through the UND Foundation.

Elnora and Roy cherished their North Dakota roots. They felt privileged to have received an excellent education at all levels, and carried a special fondness for the University with them throughout their lives. The Danleys were resolved to give back to the people of the state and especially UND. Their thoughtfulness and dedication will have a significant impact on the University.

While attending UND, Elnora developed a great love for the beauty of the English Coulee. She asked that a portion of the bequest be used to build and furnish a spiritual center in a serene setting near the Coulee. The Hopper-Danley Memorial Spiritual Center will be built east of Hughes Fine Arts Center. Elnora wished for the building to be used for meditation, prayer, small worship groups, and weddings.

The Danleys’ legacy will also live on through the beautification of the environment near the spiritual center. This includes restoration of the 100-year-old Adelphi Fountain and construction of a memorial wall, which will honor UND students, faculty and staff. The memorial wall will be a central place on campus to remember and celebrate those who passed away while part of UND.

In a fitting tribute, a quiet lounge and memorial garden in the new Wellness Center will also be located near the English Coulee. Spirituality was extremely important to Roy and Elnora, and the Hopper-Danley Quiet Lounge will be a place for individuals to meditate and reflect. The same holds true for the Hopper-Danley Memorial Garden , which will be located in front of the building.

UND President Charles Kupchella said, “We are obviously very grateful to the Danleys. Theirs is a classic, heartwarming story about a couple whose lives were enriched and shaped by a UND education, and who are now giving something very substantial back ‘leaving the woodpile much higher’ to the benefit of many others to come after.”

All five projects will total about $1 million and are anticipated to be complete by Homecoming, Oct. 4-7, 2006 . The balance of the Danleys’ bequest will be endowed in their names, and used for priority needs within the University and toward student scholarships.

“This historic gift from Roy and Elnora Danley will impact generations of UND students and faculty. The UND Foundation, due to the Danleys’ generosity, is able to partner with the UND Student Senate and beautiful new student Wellness Center to complete projects in the Hopper-Danley name that would have otherwise been unfulfilled. It’s a great day for all associated with UND,” adds Tim O’Keefe, executive vice president and CEO of the UND Foundation.

Elnora graduated from UND in 1937 with a bachelor’s degree in education. She was an English teacher in Milton and Stanley , N.D. , for two years each before moving to California where she worked for the state employment development department for 31 years.

Roy is a Cando, N.D. high school graduate who majored in mechanical engineering at UND for two years. He, too, moved to California where he worked as a chief engineer for 31 years before taking early retirement in 1970. Roy and Elnora met and married later in life.
The UND Foundation is forever grateful for the Danley’s gift. Their generosity and thoughtfulness will be remembered.

U community, public invited to news conference, 2 p.m. today

The campus community and general public are invited to attend today's (Thursday, May 25) news conference introducing Brian Jones as UND's new head men's basketball coach. The news conference will begin at 2 p.m. in the lobby of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.

Participants are Brian Jones; Athletic Director Tom Buning; President Charles Kupchella; Faculty Athletic Representative Phil Harmeson

Meeting will focus on Unmanned Aerial Systems

There will be an Unmanned Aerial Systems Informational meeting Friday, May 26, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. in 103 Odegard Hall. This informational meeting is open to all persons interested in the UAS project.

If you have any questions please contact me.
-- Leon Osborne, Director, Regional Weather Information Center,, 777-2479

Short course will discuss teaching geospatial technology

If you are hungry for a just a taste of the various geospatial techniques available for your classroom, come to a special academic smorgasbord being held Wednesdays, June 14 and 21, at Mayville State University. During these two Wednesdays in early summer, this workshop is planned to be offered there: GEOG 900: Geospatial Technologies for Implementing National Geography Standards. These two days will be used to introduce in-service educators from all grade levels about the basics of map reading and interpretation, global positioning systems (GPS), remote sensing, and geographic information systems (GIS) in the context of the National Geography Standards. Space is limited to only 20 in-service educators because the credit fee, tuition, and textbook costs (a copy of the latest edition of Mapping Our World) are being absorbed by NDView. There is, however, a non-refundable $25 reservation fee due May 31, 2006.

This workshop is being sponsored by NDView, a federally-funded program for promoting the use of geospatial technologies in pre-college, college, and post-college settings. Housed at the University under the direction of Bradley Rundquist, this program has awarded a grant to the Dakota Science Center (DSC) to work in collaboration with the North Dakota education group of the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (ND EdPARC) and academic professional geographers from MaSU and UND to provide this two-day program. It is spread over two Wednesdays deliberately on the premise that a person needs some time to absorb being introduced to certain aspects of GPS and GIS in order to avoid "brain freeze" from the amount of necessary instructional details while starting to learn these geospatial techniques. Then, too, having the week between sessions allows the learner a chance to identify problems and to develop questions that can be handled and answered on the second meeting date regarding the exercises from Mapping Our World.

Dr. Vandeberg (geography), is the lead instructor and is noted already by his undergraduate and graduate students as a dynamic, learner-centered individual. He is looking forward to the opportunity to be working with K-12 teachers and administrators in this particular NDView workshop. Ms. Munski will be one of the on-site coordinators with Dr. Meartz, and she is hoping that teachers will consider follow-up activities with DSC during Geography Awareness Week 2006. The off-site coordination will be handled by UND Extension with the assistance of Dr. Munski (701-777-4591). To register please send your name, address, phone# and email address to me.

-- Doug Munski, Professor, Geography,, 777-4591

Summer swim instructors, lifeguards sought

Swimming instructors and lifeguards are needed this summer at the UND pool. Morning and afternoon hours are available, Monday through Friday. Wages are dependent on experience, training is available.

Call Brian Strom at 777-4451.

-- Brian Strom, Aquatics Director, Athletics,, 777-4451

Memorial Day is holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, May 29, will be observed as Memorial Day by faculty and staff. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

-- Greg Weisenstein, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director of human resources.

Chester Fritz Library lists hours

Memorial Day weekend hours for the Chester Fritz Library follow.
Saturday and Sunday, May 27 and 28, closed; Monday, May 29 (Memorial Day), 5 to 9 p.m. -- Chester Fritz Library.

Law library lists hours

Memorial Day weekend hours for the law library are Saturday, May 27 Closed, Sunday, May 28 Closed, Monday, May 29 Closed.
-- Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Law Library, oakland@law.und.ed, 7-3482

ITSS lists Memorial Day hours

ITSS will close for the Memorial Day holiday at midnight on Sunday, May 28, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 30.
-- Craig Cerkowniak, Associate Director, ITSS,, 777-2222

Memorial Union lists holiday hours

The Memorial Union operating hours for the Memorial Day weekend are:
Friday, May 26: Administrative office, parking office, student academic services, student health promotions, U-Card office, learning center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; athletic ticket office, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; barber shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m; computer labs, 9 am. to 4:30 p.m.; craft center, noon to 4 p.m.; Credit Union, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Great Clips, closed for summer; Internet Cafe and Loading Dock, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; sports center, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Stomping Grounds, 7 am. to 2 p.m.; C-store, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Building hours are 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, May 27-29.

-- Memorial Union.

Volunteers sought for banner signing

Volunteers are needed to assist with a "Banner Signing" table at the Columbia Mall on the following dates:

Saturday, May 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 28, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, May 29, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The mall is having an appreciation for the members of the North Dakota Army National Guard and the Grand Forks Air Force Base. There will be several banners for the public to sign, which will be given to the military, including one to be shipped to the NDARNG 188th ADA in Afghanistan.

We need volunteers who are willing to sit at the tables and encourage folks to sign in support of our service members.

Contact Shelle Michaels, ,
218-779-7271 or or John Hanson at the GFAFB, , Family Support Center, (701) 747-6434.

-- Shelle Michaels, communication and women studies.

Twamley Snack bar lists menu, hours

Twamley Snack Bar hours are 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Friday, May 26: BLT Wrap, Macaroni Salad, Fruit Cup.
Grilled Patty Melt w/ Soup, Sloppy Joe, Cheese with Ham and Bacon Soup.

-- Tammy Kaiser, Snack Bar Supervosor, Food Service,, 777-3934

Note billing info for department charges at Union

Department charges made after Thursday, June 15, for any services offered by the Memorial Union will be billed after July 1, except by special arrangement. This would include Sign & Design, Union Services, Lifetime Sports etc.
-- Joyce Ketchum, Account Technician, Memorial Union,, 777-6154

Museum Cafe lists specials

Specials at the North Dakota Museum of Art Cafe follow.

Friday, May 26: Entree - Museum Hero Sandwich, Soup - Indian Lamb
Monday, May 29: Cafe closed
Tuesday, May 30: Entree - Chef Salad, Soup - Moroccan Harira
Wednesday, May 31: Entree - Shrimp Alfredo, Soup - Bouillabaisse

The Museum Café and Coffee Shop, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Coffee is available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Take-out available, UND billing accepted, conference room available for luncheons. Wel also cater weekend and evening events, 777-4195

Visit the Museum Cafe online at