|Founders Day tickets on sale until Feb. 16|
The 2010 Founders Day banquet will be held Thursday, Feb. 25, at the Memorial Union Ballroom. A reception will begin at 5:45 p.m. and banquet at 6:30 p.m. Musical entertainment will be provided during the reception by the UND String Quartet.
In the UND Founders Day tradition, retirees, 25-year honorees, department and faculty award winners will be recognized during the banquet. A celebration of the 100th anniversary of UND ceramics will add to the theme of the evening.
Tickets for Founders Day are $20 per person and must be purchased by Tuesday, Feb. 16. If you require table reservations for your department, contact Jan Flatin in the Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 or by e-mail at email@example.com. If you need a ticket order form, you can print one from http://sos.und.edu/foundersday/founderflyer3.pdf and mail it to Jan at Stop 7140.
-- Dawn Botsford, Events Coordinator, Office of Ceremonies and Special Events, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6393
|Farewell reception for Mary Ann Laxen is Feb. 2|
A farewell reception will honor Mary Ann Laxen, associate professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine, on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Vennes Atrium of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Mary Ann has been director of the Physician Assistant Program for over 10 years. After her retirement, she will be traveling to Jeremie, Haiti, to work with the Haitian Health Foundation. Please join us as we wish her well in her new adventure.
-- Avis Reynolds, Administrative Sec., Department of Family & Community Medicine, email@example.com, 777-2344
|Work Well lists upcoming events|
Ski UND - Feb. 1 through Feb. 28:
Take some time to learn or go cross country skiing on campus. You can borrow skis, poles and boots at the Wellness Center for free. Just bring your UND ID. Ski Clinics are offered on Feb. 4, 8 and 11 at 4 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. at the Wellness Center. If skis run out, go to the Ski and Bike Shop for a discount for the month of February with your UND ID.
Family Night - 5 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3:
Have you wanted to try the Wellness Center Rock Wall? Maybe your kids have wanted to try it. Here is your chance. Bring your family to enjoy some snacks in the Culinary Corner (5 to 6:30 p.m.), play some games in the classroom and try climbing the Rock Wall (children must be with a parent/guardian and have to be at least six years old to use the Rock Wall). The cost is $5/per family. Two door prizes will be given away as well ($20 for Target/$20 for Hugos).
Heart Healthy Recipes - 6 to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5:
In celebration of Healthy Hearts, join Marcia Kelley at the Culinary Corner (Wellness Center) making heart healthy recipes that will keep you strong. Register on-line at www.wellness.und.edu click Nutrition, click Class Calendar and click on Feb. 5’s class. The Cost is $7.
National Wear Red Day - Friday, Feb. 5:
The American Heart Association and Work Well are promoting healthy hearts. In your office, whether it is two of you or 20-plus people, plan to wear red on Friday, Feb. 5, and take a staff photo. Submit photos to Kim Ruliffson at firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 9. What if we have to wear a uniform? Well, be creative and maybe everyone can wear something red, at least for the photo (a red scarf, red socks, red sign, red bow tie, etc.). Fruit and Yogurt Parfait parties (for up to 20 people) will be given for the funniest photo, most creative photo and the best dressed group.
Don't miss Greenway Ski Days this weekend. More information can be found at http://www.gfparks.org/greenwayskidays.htm.
Exercise with Mandy: Upper Body - 12:10 to 12:50 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, Wellness Center, Room 272-274:
Tired of those flabby upper arms? Join in the fun while we tone up our upper body. RSVP for a spot in the class by Monday, Feb. 8. Call Kim Ruliffson at 777-0210.
Weight Watchers at UND open house - 4:45 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, 303 Merrifield Hall:
A new 17-week sessions begins. Visit the open house in Merrifield to learn from the current 28 members. This group has lost over 350 pounds in 15 weeks.
Ski with the Kelleys on the UND campus – 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10:
Join President and First Lady Kelley to ski the trails and enjoy some hot chocolate. Skis available on a first come, first serve basis. Feel free to bring your own skis and join in the fun.
“Freedom from Smoking” course - 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Feb. 9, 16, 23, 25, March 2, 9 and 23, Swanson Hall, Rooms 10-12:
Last chance to sign up for the “Freedom from Smoking” course. This course has helped many people quit, and it is free for benefited employees and their spouses. Up to at least five non-benefited employees can gain scholarship money to attend. The class normally costs $200. Contact Kim Ruliffson at 777-0210 to learn about scholarship money. Register through U2 or directly with instructor Theresa Knox at 701-787-8140.
Health Screenings Dates Set:
Wednesday, Feb. 10, 7 to 10 a.m. (Facilities Building – 2nd floor lunchroom). Appointments still available from 8:45 to 10 a.m.
Wednesday, March 3, 7 to 10 a.m. (EERC – Stevens Room- by lobby)
Wednesday, March 3, 7 to 10 a.m. (Memorial Union – 2nd Floor)
Wednesday, April 21, 7 to 10 a.m. (Airport)
Contact Kim Ruliffson to make an appointment at 777-0210 or email@example.com. You will get your cholesterol numbers, weight, height, blood glucose and blood pressure taken by the College of Nursing students. There are door prizes worth up to $50.
-- Kim Ruliffson, Coordinator of Work Well, Wellness Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-0210
|Global Visions Film Series Opens Feb. 2|
The Department of Anthropology's Global Visions Film Series will play "The Secrets" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 2 in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
"The Secrets" looks at the rights of women in Orthodox Judaism culture. Presented through the eyes of the daughter of a strict rabbi, Naomi, multiple questions are raised about the role of women in the Jewish society. Naomi, a well-studied scholar and the main character, is sent to an all-girl seminary where she is forced to room with a girl with much different viewpoints than her own. When the two girls are tasked with delivering food to an elderly dying woman, their hostilities transition to friendship. Initially unknown to the girls, the dying woman spent 15 years in prison for murdering her lover. When the dying woman seeks religious cleansing through the girls, something no other priests were able to provide, the plot transitions to that of a spiritual mission with a deadline.
The Department of Anthropology's popular Global Visions Film Series seeks to bring an array of international films to the Grand Forks Community. Two films are presented each month in the Lecture Bowl of the Memorial Union at the University of North Dakota. Attendance is free, but a small donation of $1 is requested.
Upcoming films, all at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, are:
"Caramel" - Tuesday, Feb. 16
"A Thousand Years of Good Prayers" - Tuesday, Mar. 9
"War Dance" - Tuesday, Mar. 30
"The Stoning of Soraya" - Tuesday, April 6
"Local Color" - Tuesday, April 20
"American Violet" - Tuesday, May 4
|Indian taco sale is Wednesday|
UNDIA will hold an Indian taco sale from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at American Indian Student Services, 315 Princeton Street. Cost is $5 per taco, $2 per frybread. We will deliver with order of three or more. We will begin taking orders Monday, Feb. 1. Place your order by calling 777-4291. Thank you for supporting UNDIA
-- University of North Dakota Indian Association.
|Study Abroad Fair set for Feb. 3|
The Study Abroad Fair is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at The Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. Drop by and find out about Study Abroad at UND.
New Study Abroad student blogs:
Megan Riederer studying in Bilbao Spain
Kelli Bren studying in Caen Basse-Normandie
-- Jane Sykes Wilson, Education Abroad Advisor, Office of International Programs, email@example.com, 777-4756
|Essential Studies hosts " Capstone Coffee" workshop|
Essential Studies is hosting a "Capstone Coffee" event from 3 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in the Memorial Room of the Union. The workshop purpose is to help faculty and their departments develop courses that will carry the "C" designation. UND undergraduate students will soon need to have ES Capstone courses in place so that they can meet the new requirement (a culminating course that connects their general education work with their work in their major fields).
The "Capstone Coffee" is designed to support the course development process. It will include a review of the "C" criteria, an explanation of the validation process, and suggestions for different ways to structure capstone courses. Individual help will be available for faculty who have questions to discuss. For more information, contact the Essential Studies Office at 777-4434.
-- Tom Steen, Director, Essential Studies, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4434
|On Teaching repeats session on writing letters of recommendation|
OID's On Teaching Seminar on writing letters of recommendation was full with a waitlist this week. So we are re-running the session, and hope if you didn't make it the first time, you'll be able to join us from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, in Swanson Hall, Room 10-12. Call 777-3600 or email email@example.com to reserve a spot.
-- Office of Instructional Development
|Culinary Corner lists upcoming classes|
Hello Culinary Corner fans. Here is the schedule of the upcoming Culinary Corner classes for the first week of February. Hope to see you there.
Family Night - 5 to 6:30 p.m., Feb. 3
Join us in the Culinary Corner during Family Night, the first Wednesday of each month. From 5 to 6:30 p.m. we will be serving "kid approved" snacks.
* The Rock Wall will be open for open climbing and activities in the classrooms.
** Price: $5 per family
Heart Healthy Recipes - 6 to 7 p.m., Feb. 5
Join us on National Wear Red Day by supporting Go Red for Women and the American Heart Association for a heart healthy cooking class. First Lady Marcia Kelley will assist as we create a great recipe for your heart that will keep it strong for long.
* Price: $7/person
** Pre-registration is required
All classes are held on the first floor of the Wellness Center in Culinary Corner. Sign up online at http://wellness.und.edu/, click on the Nutrition tab, then click on the “Class Calendar” tab. From here, click on the class of your choice and there will be a link that reads "register now." Click on the link to get registered. Please pay prior to the class time at the Welcome Desk.
For more information, contact Karina Wittmann at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 777-0769. Check out our Facebook page at Culinary Corner—UND Wellness to get more tips and info from Culinary Corner.
-- Karina Wittmann, Culinary Coordinator, Wellness Center, email@example.com, 777-0769
|Department of Art and Design presents visiting paper artist Wang Hongchuan|
Free Public Events:
-Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop for Children (ages 8-11). Registration required*: 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3, at the Hughes Fine Arts Center, Room 111
- Chinese Paper Cutting Workshop for Adults. Registration required*
4 to 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Hughes Fine Arts Center, Room 111
- Wang Hongchuan Paper Cutting Exhibition Reception: 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, Colonel Eugene E. Myers Art Gallery
- Chinese New Year Celebration: 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb 6, in the Ballroom, Memorial Union.
*Workshop registration required: for more information, contact Crystal Yang at 777-2902 or firstname.lastname@example.org
About the Artists:
Hongchuan Wang is an associate professor in the Art Department, Baotou Teachers College at the Inner Mongolia University of Science and Technology. Crystal Yang received a UND Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Grant in 2009 to do research on Chinese paper cutting and on Wang's work in Inner Mongolia. She also invited Wang to travel to UND as a visiting artist this year.
Wang was born in an artistic family, in the city of Baotou, Inner Mongolia, China. Her father (a school teacher, principal and traditional Chinese brush painter) and her mother (a medical doctor and calligrapher) are known for their cooperative art called Wang-Yang painting and calligraphy. Although Wang was raised by two fine-artist parents, she was interested in paper cutting, which is one of the most widely spread forms of Chinese folk art traditionally practiced by uneducated women. With her parents' encouragement in developing her artistic career in paper cutting and design, Wang received her bachelor's degree from the Department of Arts and Crafts at the Inner Mongolia Normal University and her masters degree from the Cultural Heritage Department at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing.
Paper cutting has become one of the intangible cultural heritages China intends to safeguard in the 21st century. As a paper-cutting artist, Wang has won numerous regional and national awards in China and exhibited her works nationally and internationally since 1991. She was designated a Folk Crafts and Arts Master by the Inner Mongolian Cultural Federation in 2005. Her work has been featured in various newspapers and periodicals, included in books, and used as images on stamps and postcards by the Post Office in China. In 2008, she was one of the Chinese gold medal winning paper-cutting artists invited by the Ernst-Hohl Culture Foundation to participate in a China-Switzerland cultural exchange program. In the trip to Switzerland, she visited the Appenzellerland and the Toggenburg experiencing their daily life and folk festivals and meeting Swiss paper-cutting artists. Twenty of Wang's paper-cuts produced subsequent to this trip were included (along with other Chinese and Swiss paper-cutting artists works) in the exhibition The Art of Paper-CuttingEast Meets West, which took place in the Hans Appenzell (Zurich) from Oct. 2, 2009 to Jan. 30, 2010. In conjunction with the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Switzerland, the exhibition is now being held in Beijing and will travel to other cities in China.
As an educator, Wang has devoted herself to integrating traditional folk art with contemporary arts and crafts in her graphic design curricula. She has also published extensively on the art and the education of paper cutting in China, as well as on the intangible cultural heritages of Inner Mongolia. Presently, Wang is the primary researcher of the Inner Mongolia Region in a 2010-2013 national research project, Chinese Minority Paper Cutting Research, conducted by the Intangible Cultural Heritage Research Center at the Central Academy of Fine Arts.
Hongchuan Wang's visit to UND is sponsored by the Department of Art & Design, the UND Chinese Students and Scholars Association, the Chinese Studies Program, the Myers Foundations, and the Multicultural Awareness Committee. For more information please call 777-2902 or email email@example.com.
-- Art Jones, Art & Design
|Annual campus key inventory meeting is Feb. 4|
The annual campus key inventory meeting will be held from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Packets can be picked up beginning at 9 a.m. Please call Facilities Lockshop at 777-2591 if you have any questions. Thank you.
-- Facilities Management
|Alejandro Drago presents violin selections Feb. 4|
Alejandro Drago, UND assistant professor of music and director of Chamber Orchestra/Strings/Violin, will present violin selections at the Thursday Music Club meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at Trinity Free Lutheran Church, 3426 Chestnut St. The public is invited to attend.
-- Mavis Ness, President, Thursday Music Club, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-775-9147
|First Culture Night of the semester features Sri Lanka|
The Office of International Programs would like to invite you to the first night of the Spring 2010 Culture Series at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4, at The Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. The country that will be presented is Sri Lanka. The event will begin with a presentation, and a sampling of Sri Lankan food will follow (food costs $1). Culture Nights are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Matt Hiller, International Student Advisor, Office of International Programs, email@example.com, 777-2033
|Hultberg Lectureship features prominent women alumnae|
The Hultberg Lectureship Series was established 23 years ago with a gift through the UND Foundation by Clara E. Hultberg. Hultberg was a 1928 UND graduate, and her interests were in stimulating challenges and opportunities for students in business. Each year, successful women alumnae from UND bring their professional experiences to the University community through this unique event.
The 2010 Hultberg Lectureship Series will be held Thursday, Feb. 4. The event includes classroom visits during the day and a panel discussion, "Managing your Career in Challenging Times," at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union. A reception will follow.
Guest speakers include:
· Karn Jilek, 1989 graduate in marketing, president and co-owner of JK Lube, Inc.
· Betsy Olson Cipriano, 1970 graduate with a BSBA and MBA in management in 1980 from St. Thomas, VP global correspondent, Western Division, Wells Fargo Bank.
· Darcy Diederich, CPA, 2003 graduate with a BBA in accounting and information systems, financial reporting consultant, Xcel Energy Inc.
· Jana Rewey, 2005 graduate in marketing and MBA, new business development director, Shopper Events.
All of the women play a vital role in the business world as well as leading philanthropic lifestyles through volunteer work and commitment to bettering their communities and society.
UND associate professor of accountancy Mary Loyland has been involved with the Hultberg series since the conception of the event 23 years ago, "This $10,000 gift has been well used for the past 23 years. The Lectureship brings back successful UND women graduates who share their life experiences and professional successes. These women are like our students - they came from the upper Midwest and have our well-known work ethic. I hope that students look at them and think 'Wow, look what they have done with their UND degree. I can do the same thing!'"
The Hultberg Lecture Series has hosted more than 75 successful UND female alumni. This event highlights the Universities commitment to diversity and the promotion of women in the workplace.
-- Laura Dvorak-Berry, Assistant to the Dean, External Relations, College of Business and Public Administration, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6937
|Graduate School announces Feb. 5 First Fridays Training Session|
The next First Fridays Training Session is Feb. 5 in the Carnegie Training Room (downstairs). The topic for the sessions is: Finding and Accessing Graduate Student Records - Taking a look at GradStats Reporting, Hobsons Apply and Hobsons Connect.
There will be two sessions on the first Friday of each month, and each month will focus on a different training topic. Morning sessions are from 9 to 11 a.m., and afternoon sessions are from 1 to 3 p.m. in the training room downstairs in Carnegie.
For more information, email email@example.com. There is no need to register for the training.
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations Specialist, The Graduate School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2524
|Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics seminar set for Friday|
Joyce Ellen Ohm, assistant professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, will present a seminar titled "Normal and Malignant Stem Cell Epigenetics" at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in the School of Medicine, Room 3933. This seminar is sponsored by the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiological Signaling in Neurodegenerative Disorders and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. All are welcome to attend.
-- Deb Kroese, Administrative Officer, Pharmacology, Physiology & Therapeutics, email@example.com, 777-6221
|On Teaching seminar will concentrate on helping students do research|
The next On Teaching lunchtime seminar will focus on “The Challenge of Good Student Library Research: What Instructors Can Do to Help” from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16, in the Badlands Room of the Memorial Union.
In the digital age, when we are inundated with information –- seemingly both ubiquitous and flawed -- we face particular challenges helping students think about sources, bibliographies and research. Most teachers fight the urge to roll their eyes at “googling” and the reflexive query to Wikipedia, but the reality of the situation is that many of our students need basic instruction, as well as assistance and practice, in conducting scholarly research and writing about it effectively. How do we best give them that help on top of teaching them all of the other information necessary to undertake our assignments?
In this session of On Teaching we’ll talk about ways to help your students do sound library research, be it for a content paper (in the humanities, sciences, engineering, or any other discipline), a literature review, or a capstone project. We’ve gathered a few colleagues from across campus who have thought about student research at length and are willing to share their experience with what works well and what doesn’t. If you have ever found yourself frustrated at the end of the semester, faced with a pile of student research papers that are not meeting your expectations, you will want to join us.
Please register by noon Friday, Feb. 12, to attend and reserve a lunch. Visit the Office of Instructional Development online http://www.oid.und.edu/ to register. For information contact Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Anne Kelsch, Director, Office of Instructional Development, email@example.com, 777-4233
|Doctoral examination set for Denise Thew |
The final examination for Denise Thew, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in Counseling Psychology, is set for 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is "Deaf Therapists' Ethical Decision-Making Regarding Nonsexual Multiple Relationships in the Deaf Community." Michael Loewy (Counseling Psychology) is the committee chair. The public is invited to attend.
-- Joseph Benoit, Dean, The Graduate School, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4005
|Physics colloquium is Feb. 5|
Physics will host a colloquium at 4 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5, in 211 Witmer Hall. Speaker Luis Dias da Silva, Oak Ridge National Laboratory, University of Tennessee, will discuss Strong correlations, electronic transport and many-body physics in nanostructures. Coffee and cookies will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall.
Abstract: Nanoscale devices offer unique opportunities for probing the rich physics emerging from the interplay of electronic correlations, spatial confinement and many-body phenomena. One of the paradigms of strong correlations effects in nanosystems is the Kondo effect, the many-body screening of a local spin by a continuum of electrons, observed in a variety of nanodevices, ranging from semiconductor quantum dots and carbon nanotubes to molecular bridge junctions and magnetic adatoms on metallic surfaces.
In this colloquium, the speaker will review the main aspects of such "nanoscale Kondo physics" and discuss the related many-body effects that can be probed using nanostructures. Examples are quantum phase transitions in semiconductor quantum dots (arising from the interplay of electronic orbital and spin degrees of freedom) and non-Fermi liquid behavior in molecular junctions (due to collective bosonic effects, such as phonon-assisted tunneling). He will also summarize our theoretical efforts to pinpoint the manifestation of these effects in measurable transport quantities (such as the linear conductance) and describe recent studies of nonequilibrium regimes in these systems.
-- Connie Cicha, Administrative Secretary, Physics & Astrophysics, email@example.com, 777-2911
|2010 Scholarly Forum abstract deadline is Feb. 5|
The Graduate School's 2010 Scholarly Forum will be March 9-10, and we are now calling for abstracts. The Scholarly Forum will host oral presentations, poster session/exhibition, and panel sessions. The guidelines and submission forms can be found at www.graduateschool.und.edu. If you would like to arrange a panel session, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations Specialist, The Graduate School, email@example.com, 777-2524
|Wednesday is your last day to purchase tickets for the Emerald and Ice Gala|
All benefited UND and related foundation employees and a guest are invited to the Emerald and Ice Gala from 7 p.m. to midnight Saturday, Feb. 6, in the Alerus Center Ballroom. Tickets will be sold until Wednesday, Feb. 3
There will be a social hour from 7 to 8 p.m. featuring free appetizers and a cash bar. Downtown Horns will play live music from 8 p.m. to midnight, and guests may participate in a Mock Casino night provided by the Grand Forks Jaycees. Participants can use their casino winnings to bid on prizes at the end of the evening! The event will also feature a silent auction, with auction proceeds used to fund scholarships given by the Staff Senate.
Admission is $20 per person. Tickets may be purchased from any UND Staff Senator or at the following locations:
Aerospace Human Resources, Sheri Sponsler; Ralph Englestad Arena, Main Office; Twamley Hall, Human Resources Office; Alumni Center, Stone House 2nd floor, Sigrid Letcher; Memorial Union Information Desk; EERC Human Resources Office; and the School of Medicine and Health Affairs, Office of Public Affairs.
For more information, contact any UND Staff Senator, Gala Chairperson Janice Hoffarth at 777-2646, Janice.firstname.lastname@example.org or Staff Senate President Loren Liepold 777-2865 email@example.com . This event is sponsored by the UND Staff Senate.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assistant to the Director of Communications, Public Affairs, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4305
|Writers Conference 101 continues Feb. 21|
Please join us for Writers Conference 101. The idea is to become familiar with some of the 41st Annual UND Writers Conference authors before they arrive on campus. Events are free and open to the public.
2 to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21 - Affrilachian poet Frank X. Walker discussion facilitated by Heidi Czerwiec at Porpoura Coffee House, downtown Grand Forks. Focus will be on his most recent collection of poetry, "When Winter Come."
Please go to www.undwritersconference.org for more information.
-- Kathy Coudle-King, Co-director, UND Writers Conference, English, email@example.com, 777-2787
|Faculty are invited to discuss their roles in workforce development|
All UND faculty are invited and encouraged to attend this event to learn and discuss with colleagues from the Division of Continuing Education and Doug Munski (Geography), who will report from the Chancellor's Adult Learners Council. Attend this event to learn about the potential roles of faculty in professional, workforce and personal development.
* What are campuses being asked to do & how might this affect UND?
* What noncredit courses & services are currently offered by UND?
* How can faculty develop or facilitate noncredit courses?
* What campus process might align credit and noncredit curricular offerings with quality?
Join us from noon to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 9, at the Memorial Union, River Valley Room. To reserve a complimentary box lunch, email firstname.lastname@example.org by Feb. 4, or call 777-3231. The event is sponsored by the Senate Continuing Education Committee Discovery Series.
-- Janet Rex, Chair, Senate Continuing Education Committee, email@example.com, 777-4641
|Student Success Center offers Study Skills Help Sessions|
The Student Success Center will be holding Study Skills Help Sessions to answer many of the questions students have about studying. The sessions are informal and participants are invited to bring their lunch, relax and join in the conversation. All sessions will take place in Swanson Hall, Room 16/18 from noon to 12:50 p.m. and are open to the entire campus community, with no reservation required. Sessions include:
Time Management - March 24
Note Taking - Feb. 10 and 11, April 1
Reading a Textbook - Feb. 24 and 25, April 14
Studying for and taking tests - March 3 and 4, April 29
-- Shari Nelson, Assistant Director of Learning Services, Student Success Center, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2117
|Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn is Feb. 10|
In celebration of Black history month, The Women's Center Meet, Eat and Learn will take place from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Feb 10, at the International Centre (2908 University Ave). Chanae Jones, a Physical Therapy student, will share how her cultural experiences of the past influence her determination for the future. Everyone is welcome, and lunch will be provided.
-- Patty McIntyre, Program Associate, Women's Center, email@example.com, 777-4302
|Help celebrate 10th anniversary of 2000 NCAA championship team|
The UND athletics department and men's hockey program invite fans to celebrate the 10th anniversary of UND's 2000 NCAA championship season during the Feb. 19-20 series against Minnesota Duluth.
Members of the 2000 UND men's hockey team will be on hand for a pre-game autograph session prior to the Saturday, Feb. 20 game. The autograph session will begin at 5:30 p.m. on the northeast concourse of Ralph Engelstad Arena and free autograph cards will be provided.* They will be introduced on the ice during the second intermission of Saturday's game.
The weekend will also include a series of video board messages from players and staff from that championship team. A commemorative game program will also be available, featuring a team photo of the 2000 national championship team on the insert poster and special 10th anniversary images.
UND's opponent that weekend, Minnesota Duluth, is coached by former UND defenseman Scott Sandelin, who served as associate head coach on the 2000 NCAA championship team.
UND, coached by Dean Blais and captained by Peter Armbrust, went 31-8-5 in 1999-00 en route to the program's seventh national championship. That same season, they also won the MacNaughton Cup as WCHA regular season champions and the Broadmoor Trophy as WCHA Final Five playoff champions.
Junior forward Jeff Panzer was named a Hobey Baker Finalist and was a first team All-American. Senior goalie Karl Goehring was also a first team All-American, while senior forward Lee Goren was named a second team All-American after leading the NCAA in goals. Goren was also named the MVP of the NCAA tournament and the WCHA Final Five.
Five players from the 2000 championship team went on to play in the National Hockey League: Ryan Bayda, Mike Commodore, Brad DeFauw, Goren and Travis Roche.
*Outside items will not be allowed in the building. A limit of one autograph card per person.
-- Jayson Hajdu, Director of Athletic Media Relations, Athletic Total, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2985
|Philippine Culture Night will be Feb. 11|
The Office of International Programs would like to invite you to Philippine Night at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 11, at the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union. The event will begin with a presentation about the Philippines, and a sampling of Filipino food will follow (food costs $1). Culture Nights are free, and everyone is welcome to attend.
-- Matt Hiller, International Student Advisor, Office of International Programs, email@example.com, 777-2033
|North Dakota IVN will present innovative uses of technology|
The North Dakota Interactive Video Network (IVN) is offering a showcase of innovative uses of videoconferencing from 11:55 a.m. to 12:50 p.m. Friday, Feb. 12, via IVN in Gamble Hall, Room 120.
When it began 20 years ago, IVN was a rigid technology that was used primarily for classes and meetings amongst the state’s 11 campuses. Today, videoconference technology is much more flexible and pervasive across the country and around the world. As a result, some within the North Dakota University System have found unique ways to use the technology to their advantage.
This showcase presentation will highlight those uses:
• How a student group at NDSU shared knowledge of a new service by connecting with a student group in Wisconsin.
• How North Dakota Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators uses IVN to provide college financial aid information for parents and prospective students to local K-12 schools.
• How UND goes international with class connections.
• How NDSU Extension reaches the rural family with a farm management course known as Annie’s Project.
Bring your lunch and come gain new insights on how you might use this technology. Learn how other departments can use the technology to better serve your campus and cut travel costs. Faculty, staff, student group leaders and department heads are encouraged to attend. IVN is part of the Advanced Learning Technologies of the North Dakota University System.
-- Heidi Flaten, Assistant Director - Academic Planning, Online & Distance Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3308
|Fischer Integrative Medicine Lecture series continues Feb. 18|
Neena E. Thomas-Eapen will give the second Integrative Medicine Lecture at noon Thursday, Feb. 18, in Reed Keller Lecture Hall, room 1350 at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Thomas-Eapen, interim co-director of integrative medicine for The School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is associate director of The UND Center for Family Medicine in Minot. She is a senior graduate fellow of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Her presentation will explore the philosophy of integrative medicine, its relevance, patient practices, resources and more in relation to current medical practices.
The series is made possible by a grant from John R. Fischer, a 1965 B.S. Medicine graduate of The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The goal of the series is to bring awareness and education of integrative medicine to students, faculty and others at The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, as well as the medical community. The public is invited to attend; lunch will be provided.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine,nodak.edu, 777-3300
|Life Sciences Action Summit is in Fargo Feb. 19|
Life Sciences Action Summit: Building the Life Science Industry in the Research Corridor & Addressing Our Nation's Need for Readiness and Response is set for Feb. 19 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Fargo, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
U.S Sen. Byron Dorgan and the Red River Valley Research Corridor are co-hosting the Research Corridor's third life sciences action summit. The summit will highlight the region's significant advancements in the life science sector and work to create strategies for capturing high-potential opportunities related to our nation's need for readiness and response to a growing number of bio-threats.
"Growing life science activities here in North Dakota has been one of my top priorities for the Research Corridor," Dorgan said. "This emerging industry has enormous potential to make North Dakota a leader in vaccine research and development in light of the increased threat from flu outbreaks and pandemics, creating many new jobs along the way."
Since the Red River Valley Research Corridor initiative was started in 2002, Sen. Dorgan has directed over $31.5 million in federal funding toward life science activities in the state. These federal investments have helped high-tech companies like Aldevron, Avianax and NovaDigm to develop critical vaccines and antibodies to combat serious diseases like Ebola, HIV, influenza and West Nile Virus.
At the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences, deep brain research is helping with treatments and cures for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's, Alzheimer's, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and many more devastating illnesses. NDSU is leading the way in research on asthma, cancer, protein and peptide chemistry, plant biosciences, enzymology and bioinformatics.
Hear from prominent, nationally-recognized experts about the nation's most pressing challenges related to biodefense and leading-edge initiatives and ventures to address these challenges:
- Gregory A. Poland, director of Mayo Clinic's Vaccine Research Group
Poland directs the cutting-edge Mayo Clinic Vaccine Research Group which researches vaccine responses and other public health vaccine matters. He also leads the Immunization Clinic and the program in translational immunovirology and biodefense at Mayo Clinic. Poland is the current American editor of the prestigious medical publication "Vaccine." He has previously written articles for the New England Journal of Medicine.
- G. Steven Burrill, chief executive officer, Burrill and Company (a San Francisco-based life sciences merchant bank)
Burrill is a renowned life science venture capitalist that has spent his career helping life science companies achieve success. He currently serves as chief executive officer of the San Francisco-based firm Burrill and Co. Before launching Burrill and Co. in 1994, he worked for Ernst and Young for 28 years, helping to direct and coordinate the firm's services to the high-tech industry.
- Michael Kurilla, director, Office of BioDefense Research Affairs, US Department of Health and Human Services
Kurilla directs the Office of Biodefense Research Affairs and is associate director for biodefense product development for the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, where his focus is helping to protect the nation against bioterrorism. Kurilla worked previously for Bristol-Myers Squibb, Dupont Pharmaceuticals and Wyeth in drug research and development.
The summit will feature two panel sessions on building life sciences companies and building the life sciences industry here in the Red River region. Confirmed participants include:
Tim Cooke, CEO, Novadigm; Michael Chambers, CEO, Aldevron; Dennis Anderson, associate vice president, Business Development and Industrial Relations, North Dakota State University; Robert Bargatze, chief scientific officer and founder of Ligocyte Pharmaceuticals; John Langstaff, President and CEO, Cangene Corporation; James Carlson, Pharm. D., JDC Management; Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for Research, UND; Kermit Nash, principal, Gray Plant Mooty, Entrepreneurial Services group
Registration is available online at http://www.researchcorridorsummit.com/ . Registration for the summit is $75, which includes meals, materials and the networking social. Student registration is free.
|Bookstore Book Club meeting is Feb. 22|
The University Bookstore invites the campus community and the greater Grand Forks area to join the staff of the bookstore for reading and discussion. Thanks to everyone who attended the January meeting. It was a wonderful experience as we explored fresh avenues presented by author Elizabeth Strout. This month's meeting has been scheduled for Feb. 22 (please note this has changed), and the novel is Haruki Murakami's "Norwegian Wood."
As a special offer to book club participants, we are offering a double punch on your Book Club card (available at the cash register) for each book purchased for our book discussions at The University Bookstore. All meetings begin at 6:30 p.m. at the University Bookstore meeting room.
*Feb. 22 - "Norwegian Wood" - Haruki Murakami
*March 15 - "Certain Girls" - Jennifer Weiner
*April 19 - "Cutting For Stone" - Abraham Verghese
*May 17 - "Cutting For Stone" - Abraham Verghese
-- Maria Northington, Sheri Johnson, Associates, UND Bookstore, email@example.com, 777-4980
|Tickets available for UND Feast of Nations|
The UND International Organization (IO), a student group, will present its 48th annual Feast of Nations on Saturday, Feb. 27, at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks. Doors open at 5 p.m. Attire is semi-formal/formal. Arrive early to explore cultural displays from around the world. The main performers will be Polish Folk Dance Ensemble SPK Iskry and Evans Coffie, based in Winnipeg, Manitoba.
*Iskry—which means "spark" in Polish—was founded in 1967 and has thrilled and captivated audiences across North America and Europe with a rich repertoire of fiery performances in vibrantly colored, hand-crafted costumes.
*Evans Coffie, also known as Coffieman, performs music and dance of West Africa, particularly from Ghana, where he performed with the National Dance Company for a number of years. He has led various ensembles and troupes and has been a member of the Ghana Dance Ensemble for 11 years, touring Africa, Canada, the Caribbean, Europe, the former Soviet Union, and the United States.
This year’s Feast of Nations will include cultural performances by UND students. A delicious full course ethnic meal will complete the experience. La Clave Del Sol, a band with a talented and creative stage presence, will keep the audience captivated and dancing to traditional and contemporary Latin rhythms.
Tickets are available at the UND Memorial Union Info desk through Feb. 26; and at the Alerus Center and TicketMaster through the day of the event. Ticket prices are $10 for students/children; $15, non-students (including faculty and staff); $200 table reservation (10 seats). For table reservations, call 777-3622 Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and 701-330-8189 during other hours. Vegetarian meals will be available. For more information, complete menu and directions, please visits the Feast of Nations home page at http://www.feastofnations.und.edu/ .
-- Ekaterina Bryleva, Feast of Nations coordinator, UND International Organization, firstname.lastname@example.org, 701-330-8189
|EERC announces dates for Biomass '10 Workshop|
The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) at UND announced that the Biomass '10: Renewable Power, Fuels, and Chemicals Workshop will be held at the Alerus Center July 20-21. Event organizers are currently seeking abstracts from presenters wanting to be included in the technical program. Abstracts are due to the EERC no later than March 1.
"Renewable energy in the United States has doubled in the last 5 years. Renewable fuels and power from biomass will continue to take center stage," said Chris Zygarlicke, EERC deputy associate director for Research and workshop technical director. "Our workshop has a reputation of addressing the critical issues surrounding the economical and environmentally balanced commercial use of biomass," he said.
In its eighth year, the EERC's Biomass Workshop offers a cutting-edge 2-day technical program and exhibit show with national experts who focus on biomass production (i.e., plant matter such as straw, corn and wood residue) and biomass conversion to power, transportation fuels and chemicals.
The workshop is geared toward industry, research entities, government, community and economic development corporations, financial institutions and landowners. Topics include trends and opportunities in utilizing biomass, renewable policies and incentives, renewable fuels, financing biomass-related projects, biorefinery chemicals and products, biomass for heat and electricity, biomass feedstocks and algae.
"The workshop has the perfect stage here in Grand Forks. Renewable fuel utilization has been strongly tied to the use of petroleum fuels. This year, North Dakota became the fourth largest petroleum-producing state. During this same time frame, the EERC perfected a 100 percent renewable jet fuel made from northern Great Plains biomass that won an award from Popular Science as one of the top 100 innovations of 2009. Part of our workshop will show how biobased liquid fuels can complement and coexist with their fossil-based counterparts," Zygarlicke said.
Biomass '10 is sponsored by the EERC's Centers for Renewable Energy and Biomass Utilization through the U.S. Department of Energy; the Signature Sponsor is the North Dakota Department of Commerce Division of Community Services State Energy Program; and the Collaborating Sponsor is Wells Fargo. Biomass '09, held in July 2009, attracted over 326 people from 24 states, the District of Columbia, and three Canadian provinces. Attendees represented 182 organizations and a wide range of affiliations.
Workshop fees are $275 a person and include access to all of the technical sessions, the exhibit show floor, and meals/refreshments. For more information on registering, submitting an abstract, or becoming a sponsor or an exhibitor, visit http://www.undeerc.org/biomass10/.
-- Derek Walters, Communications Manager, EERC, email@example.com, 777-5113
|Rural Health partners with the National Institute of Mental Health|
The Center for Rural Health at UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been selected as the National Institute of Mental Health's (NIMH) outreach partner for the state of North Dakota. The Center joins a nationwide network of organizations that educates the public about mental and substance use disorders, and scientific progress in these areas to promote the prevention, early detection and treatment of these disorders and reduce the stigma and discrimination associated with them.
Through the Outreach Partnership Program, NIMH strives to increase public awareness about the importance of basic, translational and clinical research to the understanding, prevention and treatment of mental illnesses and addiction disorders, paving the way for recovery and cures. NIMH also seeks the input of its partners from national and state organizations to strengthen the public health impact of the research it conducts and funds through better understanding of community needs. In addition to 55 partners from every state, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico, over 80 national organizations participate in the program, representing the patient, professional, advocacy and service-related communities primarily concerned with mental health, alcoholism and drug use disorders.
The NIMH provides the Partners with research updates, opportunities to network with state and national organizations through an annual meeting and other regional meetings, access to NIMH publications for statewide distribution and an annual stipend.
The Center for Rural Health was founded in 1980 by The UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The Center is one of the nation’s most experienced organizations committed to providing leadership in rural health. The Center serves as a resource to researchers, educators, policymakers and health care providers across the state of North Dakota and the nation. Activities are targeted toward identifying and researching rural health issues, analyzing health policy, strengthening local capabilities, developing community-based alternatives, and advocating for rural concerns. The Center’s mission is to connect resources and knowledge to strengthen the health of people in rural communities.
Outreach Partners are chosen through a competitive process in which applications are reviewed by a panel of experts and NIMH staff. The Program is an initiative of the NIMH with support from the National Institute of Drug Abuse and in collaboration with the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.
The National Institute of Mental Health is one of 27 components of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Federal government's principal biomedical and behavioral research agency. NIH is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
-- Denis F. MacLeod, Communications Coordinator, Center for Rural Health, dmacleod@medicine,nodak.edu, 777-3300
|UND Aerobatic Team wins national championship|
For the second year in a row, the UND Aerobatic Team won first place in the 2009 National Collegiate Aerobatic Championship, according to results released by the International Aerobatics Club. This isn't just any win -- it's the top spot in one of the world's most difficult and challenging sports.
Aerobatic flight, which is taught at the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, is a highly specialized and rigorously demanding area of general aviation that requires highly focused attention, discipline, physical conditioning and a wide array of flying skills. The technical definition for it is “precise maneuvering in three-dimensional space.”
In the 2009 aerobatic championship competition, UND pilot Jordan Weis, a commercial aviation major, flew in the Sportsman Category and earned second place in the Collegiate Individual Competition. UND pilots Nathan Bush, Tyler Graybill, Jonathan Sepulveda, James Gardner and Thomas Reichert -— all aviation students -— competed in the Primary Category and all flew very well, according to team head coach Ryan Carlson. He’s also assistant chief and course manager at the UND John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Science flight operations department.
Several other Aerobatic Team members volunteered their time, assisted with team preparation, and attended competitions that are held throughout the Midwest, Carlson said.
The UND Aerobatic Team is especially grateful to UND Aerospace and UND Flight Operations for the tremendous support for this competition, Carlson said. The team also sends thank-yous to Joe Vacek, the team’s faculty advisor and safety pilot; Mike Lents, coach and safety pilot; Greg Gilmer, coach and safety pilot; and Neil Acomb, coach and safety pilot.
The results of the national aerobatics competition can be viewed through the following link:
2009 Collegiate Team Results:
2009 Collegiate Individual Results:
-- Juan Pedraza, Writer/Editor, University Relations, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-6571
|TIAA-CREF financial counseling sessions available on campus|
TIAA-CREF representatives will be on campus Feb. 2-4 and March 23-25 to give individual financial counseling sessions. These sessions can help simplify your retirement by:
- Providing objective advice and asset allocation based on your individual needs
- Showing you how you can obtain a personalized actionable plan
- Recommending fund selections to keep you on track to and through retirement
- Reviewing your retirement income options
To schedule an appointment, please call the Service and Scheduling Group at 1-800-732-8353 or Anjali at 1-800-877-6602, extension 453118.
|Clinical trials aim to detect and prevent breast cancer|
Women who would like to be part of the UND clinical trials aimed at determining the most effective means of prevention and early detection of breast cancer are invited to contact the medical school’s Department of Surgery by contacting Julie Dahlman at 777-4862 or email@example.com or Rebecca Lessard, RN, BSN at 701-777-6368 or firstname.lastname@example.org. All studies are free of charge and vary in length, with some requiring as little as one visit and others requiring either a four- or twelve-week time commitment. Volunteers who live in or near Grand Forks and Fargo are especially encouraged to participate.
"The breast is the leading site of cancer development in North Dakota and Minnesota women," said Edward Sauter, associate dean for research and program development. He and his team of clinical researchers are seeking volunteers for several breast cancer prevention studies using herbal/botanical interventions to prevent the disease, and noninvasive approaches for early breast cancer detection. "Volunteers who take part in this project can make a difference for women of all ages," Sauter said.
-- Shelley Pohlman, Assistant to the Director of Communications, Public Affairs, email@example.com, 777-4305
|Refresh your math skills with new online course|
Do you know of a student or someone else who may be looking to refresh their math skills? If so, there is an online class designed just for them. They can enroll today in the Remedial Math 100: Refresher Course to sharpen their basic math skills, or to prepare for college algebra or a math placement exam. This non-credit online course offered through UND Online and Distance Education allows them to enroll at anytime and learn at their own pace. Plus, they can take up to 4 months to complete the lessons on a schedule that works for them. To register, visit http://distance.und.edu/noncreditcourse/?id=m100rc or call 777-3000 for more details.
-- Nora Hubbard, Coordinator, Personal and Professional Development, UND Online and Distance Education, firstname.lastname@example.org , 777-0440
|Core Technology Services final recommendations available online|
Final recommendations resulting from the Core Technology Services forums and CIO Box Lunch sessions during the Fall 2009 and Spring 2010 semesters are now becoming available and posted on the CIO web site at http://cio.und.edu . Additional recommendations will be posted as they become available, so please check the web site frequently. Please review the recommendations and provide feedback to your directors and deans or use the convenient online survey form. Final recommendations will impact faculty and staff e-mail, learning management system, smart classrooms, computer labs, technology support, data storage and research technology. These recommendations will be reviewed by the CIO, deans and president’s cabinet before being submitted to President Kelley for review and approval. If you have any questions, please contact Mike Lefever at email@example.com or 777-2030.
-- Mike Lefever, Project Manager, AVP/Dean of Outreach/CIO Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-2030
|2009 CIRP College Senior Survey available online|
The results are in for the 2009 CIRP College Senior Survey (CSS). The CSS asks senior students about their behaviors, both inside and out of the classroom, their values and educational goals, and their attitudes regarding their collegiate experiences.
Overall, UND scored fairly well on this survey, scoring significantly better than other public universities on four of nine areas summarized by the survey, including student-faculty interaction, satisfaction with coursework, sense of belonging and negative cross-racial interactions. UND scored significantly worse than public universities on just one of the nine areas: positive cross-racial interactions. UND did not score significantly different on the remaining four areas of academic disengagement, overall satisfaction, social agency and civic awareness.
Additional information can be found on the Office of Institutional Research web site (www.und.edu/dept/datacol). For questions regarding the survey, contact Sue Erickson at 777-2265.
-- Sue Erickson, Research Analyst, Institutional Research, email@example.com, 777-2265
|Residence Life newsletter available online|
You can now read the residence life newsletter online at http://www.housing.und.edu/reshalls/RLU-Fall2009.pdf. The Fall newsletter focuses on residence hall staff training efforts, a staff member spotlight and the Residence Life House Calls Program.
-- Cindy Spencer, Director, Residence Life and Education, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4251
|SPEC awards mini-grants to seven programs|
The UND Summer Programs and Events Council (SPEC) recently awarded $19,715 in mini-grants to six individuals to aid in the expansion, redesign and creation of their summer courses and programs. The Start-Up Mini-Grant Program funding is used to support UND faculty and staff in the development, marketing and start-up costs of summer on-campus programming.
The Summer 2010 awarded projects are:
• UND Movie Making Camp for Adults, English Department – 3rd year funding - Kathy Coudle-King, senior lecturer, English
• Intro to cScibot Robotics Camp, Computer Science Department - 2nd year funding - Tom Stokke, instructor, Computer Science
• Summer Foreign Language Day Camps, Language Department – 2nd year funding - Amanda Boyd, assistant professor, Languages
• Photography for Educators, Department of Teaching and Learning – 2nd year funding - Lars Helgeson, professor, Teaching and Learning
• Summer Art Camp for Youth, Art Department – 2nd year funding - Sue Fink, Education, North Dakota Museum of Art
• MATLAB, Mathematics, and Engineering Camp, Engineering Department – 1st year funding - Reza Fazel-Rezai and Sima Noghanian, assistant professors, Electrical Engineering
• Alice Computer Animation & Storytelling Camp – 1st year funding - Tom Stokke, instructor, Computer Science
The Summer Programs and Events Council’s mission is to promote all summer events, programs and courses to the greater Grand Forks community and beyond while providing leadership and logistical support for summer programming on the UND campus. For more information about the Summer Programs and Events Council, visit www.summer.und.edu.
-- Brenda Dufault, Coordinator, Summer Programs & Events, email@example.com, 777-0841
|Health Promotion Office announces flu vaccination opportunities|
If you haven’t had a chance to receive your seasonal or H1N1 flu vaccination, you still have several options available to protect yourself. Students, faculty and staff can also take advantage of seasonal and H1N1 flu vaccinations being offered by Grand Forks Public Health.
Anyone (6 months of age or older) interested in getting vaccinated may do so from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday–Friday, at the Grand Forks Public Health City County Building (151 S 4th St. Suite N 301). You can just walk in; no appointments are necessary. Those with BC/BS coverage are asked to present their insurance cards to cover the cost of the seasonal flu vaccination. The cost is $32 for those without coverage. If you have any questions, call Grand Forks Public Health at 787-8100.
Students can receive their H1N1 flu vaccination at Student Health Services. Call 777–4500, or go to www.undstudenthealth.com to make an appointment. Those with BC/BS insurance are asked to present their insurance cards to cover the cost of administration. Student Government will cover the cost of vaccine administration for students who are uninsured or underinsured. Student Health Services supply of seasonal flu vaccine has been exhausted. Other community options for H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccinations can be found on the ND Flu Clinic Locator at www.ndflu.com.
-- Abraham Bilyeu, GSA , Health Promotion Office, firstname.lastname@example.org, 515-720-1576
|University Within the University (U2) lists new classes|
Facilities Discoverer Reports Training
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to noon, Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Access to the Discoverer Reports program.
Learn how to access the detailed information your department needs to have access to Facilities Discoverer reports. This training includes information on how to access the detail and summary information that breaks down the Facilities charges by individual work orders and/or projects. Presenter: Karen Myerchin
Navigating Through the Process of Injury Management
Feb. 9, 11 a.m. to noon., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Injuries can happen when we least expect them. When an injury takes place, what guidelines need to be followed to insure benefits are properly received? The overall process of applying for work-related injury benefits needs to be followed by all University employees, including student workers. Don’t wait until the incident takes place. This session will cover the importance of following Designated Medical Provider (DMP) guidelines, supervisory responsibilities, and time loss caused by serious injuries. Presenter: Claire Moen
Freedom from Smoking/Chewing Course at UND
Feb. 9, 16, 23, 25 (Quit Night), Mar. 3 and 10, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. (Need to attend all sessions in the 6 week series), Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
Is it your time? Meet conveniently at the UND campus to develop the skills and abilities to quit smoking or chewing tobacco. You will learn how to quit, set a quit date, learn from others who have quit and work on techniques to prevent you from starting again. Presenter: Theresa Knox
Records Coordinator Orientation
Feb. 10, 9:30 to 11:30 a.m., Swanson Hall, Room 16-18
This is a comprehensive session will cover the full spectrum of Records Coordinator responsibilities. All Coordinators are encouraged to attend. If you have attended a session like this within the last two years, it is recommended you attend this session as a refresher. If you have never attended, it is strongly recommended you do so. Presenter: Christopher Flynn
Feb. 10, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Upson II, Room 361
This session will offer hands on training in PaymentNet. Learn how to sign in to PaymentNet and review and reallocate purchasing card transactions. Presenter: Janelle McGarry
Employee Travel Policies & Procedures
Feb. 10, 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
Turning Conflict into Conversation: Demo and Discussion
Feb. 10, 12:30 to 2 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
The presenters will demonstrate how to, and how not to, have an effective conversation when the stakes and emotions are high. They will also involve the audience in a conversation about how and when to successfully engage in difficult conversations at work and at home. Presenters: Kristine Paranica and Joe Vacek
Feb. 11, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Memorial Union, River Valley Room
This session provides the information you will need to complete employee payroll forms. Learn how to hire, terminate, make changes to forms, assign funding and much more. Presenter: Joanne Goldade
GroupWise 8.0: Beginning
Feb. 11, 1 to 4 p.m., Upson II, Room 361
You will navigate through the GroupWise environment, create and send messages; reply to and forward messages; use the Address Book, create a personal address book, create a mail group; work with the calendar; schedule posted appointments and recurring events; and work with the Junk Mail folder and other mail-handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande
Budgets Overview Inquiry
Feb. 16, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Lanterman Center, Room 9
Prerequisite: PeopleSoft user ID and password for Finance Module, a local fund number, and/or an appropriated fund number.
This training: provides the tools necessary to navigate through PeopleSoft to find your department’s budget and cash balance; utilizes PeopleSoft to track your department’s budget, cash, revenue, and expenditures; shows you how to complete a budget journal. The session also includes hands-on practice activities. Presenter: Shannon Smidt
Purchasing Policies & Procedures
Feb. 16, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Memorial Union, Badlands Room
Discuss current and new policies and procedures. Presenter: Scott Schreiner
Microsoft Office Access 2007: Level 1
Feb. 16, 17 and 18, 1 to 4 p.m.(9 hours total)
Upson II, Room 361
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse, and file saving and retrieving skills.
Upon successful completion of this session, you will be able to examine the basic database concepts and explore the Microsoft Office Access 2007 environment; design a simple database; build a new database with related tables; manage data in a table; query a database using different methods; design forms; and generate reports. Presenter: Heidi Strande
Student Employment and Staff Development: A Winning Combination
Feb. 17, 8 to 10 a.m., Swanson Hall, Room 10-12
What kind of work experience are you providing student employees? How are the actions of your supervisors affecting morale, productivity and retention? Each school year, students have access to hundreds of employment opportunities on our campuses. Yet as departments struggle to recruit and retain student workers, are we also overlooking opportunities to develop much needed supervisory skills for our full-time staff? This workshop will show how a work environment can become an integrated part of the education and preparation of the whole student as it relates to their total collegiate experience. It will also identify skill sets that supervisors need to help today’s students develop beyond the practical aspects of their jobs. Learn how to: gain a better understanding of what a learning-outcomes based work environment is and how students and departments can benefit from this type of setting; identify learning outcomes for student employees that meet the requirements of the job description as well as the expectations of the University and future employers; how positive and constructive feedback techniques are essential in helping student employees make connections between job tasks and learning outcomes;an how mentoring and coaching skills help students learn and develop beyond the practical aspects of their jobs.Presenter: Tony Trimarco
Feb. 17, 2 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Learn new policies and procedures for the American with Disabilities Act. Presenters: Desi Sporbert and Joy Johnson
Feb. 17, 6 to 10 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator, Room 211
This session 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 or dependents). This session may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Dan Lund
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education, U2@mail.und.edu, 777-0720
|Monday, Feb. 15, is Presidents Day|
Monday, Feb. 15, Presidents Day, will be observed as a holiday by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.
|Chester Fritz Library Presidents Day hours listed|
The Chester Fritz Library will observe the following hours of operation during Presidents Day weekend: Saturday, Feb. 13 - 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 14 - Library closed; Monday, Feb. 15 (Presidents Day) - 1 p.m. to midnight
-- Karen Cloud, Administrative Assistant, Chester Fritz Library, email@example.com, 777-2618
|Library of the Health Sciences Presidents Day hours listed|
The Library of the Health Sciences will observe the following hours of operation during Presidents Day weekend: Friday, Feb. 12 - 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 13 - 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 14 - 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 15 (Presidents Day) - 10 a.m. to midnight.
-- April Byars, Administrative Assistant, Library of the Health Sciences, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3893
|2009 Writers Conference books on sale now|
The 2009 Writers Confrence books are currently 50 percent off at the UND Bookstore.
-- Griffin Gillespie, General Books Manager, UND Bookstore, email@example.com, 777-6260
|Report icy conditions to Facilities Management|
The weather has caused icy conditions on our parking lots, roads and sidewalks. We will continue to salt and sand to reduce the slipperiness as much as possible. Please report any hazardous conditions to Facilities, 777-2591. There are some things that you can do to help reduce the risk of falling on ice. Here are some helpful hints.
1. Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles. Slick leather or rubber soles on dress shoes are unsafe on ice.
2. Don't walk with your hands in your pockets. This reduces your balance if you slip on the ice.
3. Take short to medium steps, or shuffle your feet in very icy areas.
4. Don't carry or swing heavy loads, such as large boxes or cases, which could cause you to lose your balance when walking.
5. When walking, curl your toes under and walk as flat-footed as possible.
6. Don't step on uneven surfaces. Step well over or avoid curbs with ice on them.
7. Place your full attention on walking. Don't allow your attention to be divided by getting your keys out of your pocket, digging in your pocketbook for items, etc., while walking on ice.
-- Paul Clark, Associate Director, Facilities, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-3005
|Donate used jewelry for children's benefit|
The North Dakota Museum of Art is preparing for their fifth annual Children's Program Benefit, titled "Antique to Chic." The event will take place from 3 to 5 p.m. Sunday, May 9 (Mother's Day). This costume and vintage jewelry sale and raffle benefits the summer arts day camps and children's program at the Museum.
Donations are needed. Costumes or more valuable jewelry, scarves, hats, hand bags and other accessories will be appreciated. Donations can be brought to the Museum or call Sue Fink for pick-up at 777-4195. Donations are tax deductible.
-- Brittney Blake, Donate Old Jewlery, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 777-4195
|Museum is offering art classes|
The North Dakota Museum of Art is offering art classes for adults and children, starting in February. These classes, taught by Museum artists, are held every Tuesday and Saturday of each month in the Museum Galleries.
In an effort to expand their education program, the Museum is offering ten different art classes. The classes range from sculpture, painting, drawing and book arts, and consist of four sessions each. Within the four sessions, students will gain an in depth understanding of the art form, meet artists in the area, and create their own piece of art. All skill levels are welcome and the materials will be provided by the Museum.
Sculpture - artist: Guillermo “Memo” Guardia
- Clay, Snow, and 3-D Fun – $40 members/$48 non-members/4 sessions, Saturdays – March 6, 13, 20, 27 - 9 to 11 a.m. - ages 6-13
- 3-D Delights – $65 members/$75 non-members/4 sessions Tuesdays – April 6, 13, 20, 27 - 6 to 8 p.m. - ages 12 and older
- Retablos – $40 members/$48 non-members/4 sessions, Saturdays - May 8, 15, 22, 29 - 9 to 11 a.m. - ages 6-13
Book Arts - artist: Stephanie Clark
- Zines – $40 members/$48 non-members/4 sessions, Saturdays – March 6, 13, 20, 27 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - ages 6-13
- Artist Books Sculpture – $65 members/$75 non-members/4 sessions, Saturdays – May 8, 15, 22, 29 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - ages 10 and older
Painting - artist: Jessica Mongeon
- Watercolor Landscapes – $85 member/ $100 non mem/4 sessions, Tuesdays - Feb. 2, 9, 16, 23, - 6 to 8 p.m. - ages 15 and older
- Colorful Collages – $40 members/$48 non-members/4 sessions, Saturdays - April 10, 17, 24, May 1 - 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. - ages 6-13
- Animals in Acrylics – $85 members/$100 non-members/4 sessions Tuesdays – May 4, 11, 18, 25 - 6 to 8 p.m. - ages 15 and older
Drawing - artist: Sue Fink
- Drawing Inside and Outside the Box - $65 members/$75 non-members/4 sessions, Tuesdays - March 2, 9, 16, 23 - 6 to 8 p.m. - ages 15 and older
- Pastel Power – $40 members/$48 non-members/4 sessions, Saturdays – April 10, 17, 24, May 1 - 9 to 11 a.m. - ages 6-13
About the Artists:
Guillermo “Memo” Guardia is a ceramic artist born in Lima, Peru. He came to UND in the fall of 2002 to study ceramics, and earned his MFA in 2005. The classes he teaches at the Museum focus on different three-dimensional mediums, mainly in clay and if the weather permits, sculpture in the snow.
Jessica Mongeon is a Grand Forks artist who specializes in acrylic painting. She graduated from UND with a bachelor of Fine Arts in Visual Art and is now employed as event coordinator at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Her abstract landscapes are meant to highlight the qualities of nature and how others relate to it.
Sue Fink is an artist who is currently the director of Education at the North Dakota Museum of Art. She earned her degree at the Museum Art School (Pacific North West College of Art). Her classes focus on pastel drawing and drawing with a variety of materials using a variety of inspirations.
Stephanie Clark will graduate this May, earning her BFA with an emphasis in painting. She has been with North Dakota Museum of Art for four years, has interned at SITE Santa Fe and has also attended the University of Alaska in Fairbanks. In addition to working for the North Dakota Museum of Art, Stephanie works as an assistant in the children’s department at the Grand Forks Public Library.
For additional information on the news that is subject of this release, contact the North Dakota Museum of Art or visit www.ndmoa.com.
About the North Dakota Museum of Art: Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 1 to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours, and the café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free, although donations are always appreciated.
-- Brittney Blake, North Dakota Museum of Art Offering Art Classes, North Dakota Museum of Art, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4195
|Museum Cafe weekly menu listed|
Tuna White Bean Salad:
Albacore tuna, cannellini beans, sweet onions, diced tomatoes, and fresh basil tossed in Italian vinaigrette on a bed of crisp romaine lettuce.
A scoop of creamy low-fat cottage cheese on a bed of leafy greens and seasonal fruit.
Sandwiches - Served with Fruit and Chips
Bagel and Lox:
Smoked salmon on a toasted bagel with a cream cheese dill spread and sprouts.
A triple-decker sandwich with layers of thinly sliced smoked turkey and bacon, crisp lettuce and tomatoes on toasted whole-wheat bread.
A colorful whole-wheat wrap stuffed with shredded crisp lettuce, carrots, chopped scallions, bell peppers, tomatoes and cucumbers with a sweet potato hummus spread.
Savory Sausage and Bow Tie Pasta:
A colorful bow tie pasta and sausage dish with bell peppers, sweet onion, marinated artichoke hearts, seasoned with a light garlic oil. Served with a side of warm vegetables in a balsamic oil vinaigrette and topped with crumbled goat cheese.
Warm Winter Pumpkin and Sweet Potato:
A beautiful, flavorful blend of pumpkin, coconut milk and sweet potatoes, seasoned with onion and leeks.
Pull-Apart Pork Sandwiches:
Savory pulled pork on an onion roll, topped with horseradish coleslaw.
Museum Cafe hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays, with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. UND billing accepted.
-- Jessica Mongeon, Events Coordinator, North Dakota Museum of Art, email@example.com, 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.
UAS Project Coordinator
Posting Number: #10-191
Closing Date: 2/2/2010
Minimum Salary: $25,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Line Service Operator
Posting Number: #10-194
Closing Date: 2/2/2010
Minimum Salary: $12.02 plus/hour
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Flight Support Services
Building Services Technician
Posting Number: #10-196
Closing Date: 2/2/2010
Minimum Salary: $20,000 plus/year
Position Status: Full-Time
Hours per week: 40
Benefits Eligibility: Benefitted
Department: Facilities Total
|Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces deadline|
The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) is Tuesday, Feb. 16. Research/Creative Activity and Publication grant applications as well as applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered during the fourth (Feb. 16) awards cycle. Late applications will not be accepted.
The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Friday, April 30. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 1, and Sept. 15. No other applications will be considered during the fifth (April 30) awards cycle. Late applications will not be accepted.
The Committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the Committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500.
Application forms are available at RD&C, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on RD&C’s Homepage (on UND’s Homepage under “Research”). A properly signed original and eleven copies of the application must be submitted to RD&C on or prior to the published deadline. Late applications will not be accepted. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the Committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on RD&C’s Homepage or by calling RD&C at 777-4278.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate VP for Research and Economic Development, Research Development and Compliance, firstname.lastname@example.org, 777-4278
|NSF announces major research instrumentation program solicitation|
The National Science Foundation has issued the following program announcement, which allows UND to submit only a limited number of submissions. Thus, if you are interested in submitting a proposal to NSF for any of the programs, please let us know as soon as possible (email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org) or phone 777-4278.
Major Research Instrumentation Program (MSP), Program Solicitation #10-529 - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
HTML: - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.htm?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
PDF: - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.pdf?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
TXT: - http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2010/nsf10529/nsf10529.txt?WT.mc_id=USNSF_25&WT.mc_ev=click
Document Number: nsf10529
A letter of intent is due in Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 16. As a result of the limited number of proposals that can be submitted, UND will conduct an internal review of preproposals. Preproposals should consist of the following sections:
- Cover page listing the project name, collaborators, contact person, total budget amount
- Instrument(s) to be purchased or developed and its (their) function(s)
- Impact on the research program of the collaborators, department(s), and college(s)
- Impact on the university’s mission as a whole
- Detailed budget
Preproposals should be no more than five pages in length using a reasonable format (one inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals are due in Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by 4:30 p.m. Monday, March 1. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals will include appropriateness to the goal of the program; probability for funding by NSF; reasonableness of budgetary requests; and impact of the request on the university and the academic units involved. Investigators will be notified of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for submission.
-- Barry Milavetz, Associate Vice President for Research, Research Development and Compliance, email@example.com, 777-4278