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ISSUE: Volume 46, Number 30: March 18, 2009

Top Stories
UND to conduct telephone interviews for VPFO
Building funds may be available through NIH; letters of intent due March 20
UND awarded $100,000 grant for OLLI
Events to Note
NDPERS presents pre-retirement education program
Updates offered for developing online semester courses
Vocal ensemble, Tapestry, to perform at Museum Sunday
Anatomy and Cell Biology seminar is March 23
Enrollment Services spring open house is Saturday, April 25
UND Concert Choir tours North Dakota
Wellness offers walking challenge
University Within the University (U2) lists new classes
Free Mini Mobile Health Fair offered
Culinary Corner lists March 23-27 events
Put Out the Flames of Hate Program is March 25
Technology Trends Forum is March 25
Wednesday, March 25, is Denim Day
Dean's Lecture presents research of Julia Xiaojun Zhao
Transfer Getting Started sign-up ends Friday, March 20
Culinary Corner offers cheesecake class
Myra Museum to host talk on Indians of Northern Red River Valley
Global Visions film series continues
Weird Tricks in Culinary Corner
Institutional Review Board meets April 3
Upcoming events hosted by Chef John Michael Lerma
Applications now accepted for Teaching with Technology faculty seminar/workshop
Proposals sought for fall technology fee dollars
2008 flexible benefits deadline is March 31
Legislative information available
Memorial Union lists spring break building hours
Memorial Union business services lists spring break hours
Wellness Center lists spring break hours
Arizona Aerospace Foundation Flight Training Center expands
Studio One features crime prevention, snowmobiling
Ray Richards golf course 2009 season passes now available
Internal job openings listed
Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces New Faculty Scholar Awards
Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces awards
In the News
Center for Innovation named finalist for International Award
UND places 11 student-athletes on men's All-WCHA Academic Team
Broadway named UND Student Employee of the Year
In Remembrance
Remembering Jess Carl
UND to conduct telephone interviews for VPFO

The University of North Dakota search committee charged with helping find a new vice president for finance and operations will conduct telephone interviews with five candidates March 23-24.

The candidates include:
* Laura J. Block, chief financial officer, University of North Dakota Foundation, Grand Forks;
* Alice C. Brekke, interim vice president for finance and operations, University of North Dakota, Grand Forks;
* V. Scott Cole, (former) deputy executive vice president for business and finance, Arizona State University, Tempe. Cole took early retirement from ASU in September 2008;
* Gregory J. Garber, assistant professor of finance and financial accounting, Concordia College, Moorhead, Minn.
* Ashok Roy, assistant vice president for finance/CFO, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, Ga.

Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services and chair of the search committee, said the committee will determine who among those interviewed will be invited to participate in campus visits.

Building funds may be available through NIH; letters of intent due March 20

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) through its NCRR division has available funds to be used for new buildings, building remodeling, and building supplements through the 2009 Recovery Act recently signed into law. The Division of Research is requesting Letters of Intent from any interested parties who would like to apply to the NCRR for any of these building-related funds. Because it is anticipated that proposals will need to be submitted relatively quickly, the deadline for receipt of these Letters of Intent will be Friday, March 20. If you have any questions, please contact Barry Milavetz, vice president for research, at 777-6736.

UND awarded $100,000 grant for OLLI

The University of North Dakota has been awarded $100,000 by the Bernard Osher Foundation to continue funding for the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The Institute was established by UND in 2007 to create an open, accessible and innovative learning community for mature individuals in North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.

The Benard Osher Foundation was founded in 1977 by Bernard Osher, a respected community leader in San Francisco. The philanthropic organization improves the quality of life for mature residents through post-secondary student scholarships, as well as art, cultural and educational grants. At present, the Foundation is supporting 123 Osher Institutes on university and college campuses in 49 states.

“This is really great news and ensures another year of this great program,” said Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services.

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute is the only OLLI in North Dakota. OLLI fosters accessible lifelong learning and personal growth for learners aged 50 and better by creating intellectually stimulating learning opportunities that will enrich their lives. Members are encouraged to participate in non-credit courses that are offered face-to-face at regular intervals during the year. Classes are taught by active or retired professors and professionals from UND or experts from the local community. Since the launch of the Institute in April 2007, OLLI@UND has a membership exceeding 300.

“I made new friends, learned things that really stretched my mind, and created a hunger for more,” said Penny Olson, an OLLI member in Grand Forks. “OLLI is something that is making my life fun and exciting!"

For more information about OLLI@UND, visit the Web at: or contact Connie Hodgson, OLLI program coordinator, at 777-4840.

NDPERS presents pre-retirement education program

NDPERS will present an all day Pre-Retirement Education Program Thursday, May 7, in Fargo for those employees who have NDPERS as their retirement. The cost for the day is $20, registration must be received at NDPERS by April 1. Please contatct the Payroll Office for a registration form.

The Payroll Office will also sponsor a series of pre-retirement seminars later in April, which will include presenters from TIAA-CREF, NDPERS and Social Security.
-- Katie Douthit, Retirement Specialist, Payroll,, 777-2157

Updates offered for developing online semester courses

Please plan to attend one of these sessions to learn more about the process of authoring your online course for delivery in summer or fall semester. This session is an overview of course expectations and the support you will receive by Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies (CILT) and the Division of Continuing Education (DCE) staff.

* March 19 from 9 to 10:30 a.m., Presidents Room, Memorial Union
* March 24 from 8:30 to 10 a.m., Prairie Room, Memorial Union
* March 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union

* Requesting your Blackboard course site
* New Blackboard features coming in summer 2009
* Online Toolbox resource
* Student Orientation Site
* Student community and social interactions/assessments using blogs/wikis/discussions, etc.
* Using Adobe Connect and/or Wimba for live sessions, office hours, or recorded content
* Narrating PowerPoints using Adobe Presenter (faculty and student applications)
* Creating tests and student study exercises using Respondus and Studymate
* Exam proctoring process and how you can view the proctor information
* Online Faculty Certification
* Quality Assurance Review
* What can we do to help you?
* Next steps and contacts for support

We plan to record a session and make it available for faculty who are off campus this semester. When it is available, we will direct you to it.

The course is hosted by Continuing Education (DCE) and CILT.

For more information contact:
* Jane Sims, instructional designer, Online and Distance Education, 225 Harrington Hall, 777-0843

Vocal ensemble, Tapestry, to perform at Museum Sunday

Tapestry, a vocal ensemble, will perform in the Museum Concert Series at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 22, in the Museum galleries. Tapestry, founded in 1995, has established an international reputation for its bold conceptual programming yhat combines medieval and traditional repertory with contemporary compositions. The Museum Concert Series, founded in 1990, is a celebration of classical music that brings performers of international repute to the Museum. It is the oldest chamber concert series in the region and draws a mixed audience of all ages. Mayville State University shares the series with the Museum, hosting their performance on Monday evenings.

Tapestry has won numerous awards, including WQXR and Chamber Music America’s Recording of the Year and, most recently, the prestigious Echo Klassik Prize for their recording, "Sapphire Night."

Based in Boston, the ensemble made its concert debut in its hometown with performances of Steve Reich’s "Tehillim" at Jordan Hall; additional Boston appearances include the Celebrity Series, Harvard, Radcliffe, and Sanders Theater.

Other Tapestry engagements include the festivals at Utrecht, Maastricht, Flanders, Regensburg, the Hannover A Capella Woche, Le Donne in Musica Rome, Festival de Musique Sacree of Quebec, Le Domaine Forget, the Sacred Music Festival and the International Medieval Congress of Kalamazoo, as well as the Hildegard von Bingen Symposium at the University of Oregon, Da Camera of Houston series, Tucson Early Music Society, Cleveland’s Museum Concerts, New York City's Frick Collection, Metropolitan Museum of Art and Rockefeller University, Stanford University, and many others.

The Museum Concert Series is underwritten by a grant from the Myra Foundation, with support from the Performing Arts Fund, a program of Arts Midwest funded in part by the National Endowment for the Arts, which believes a great nation deserves great art, with additional contributions from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, General Mills Foundation, and Land O’Lakes Foundation. Committed classical music lovers also contribute an additional $50 on top of their season ticket to become sponsors who share in the cost of bringing great music to the community.

Tickets for the Concert Series are available at the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Non-member tickets are $15 per concert at the door. Member’s tickets are $13 per concert at the door. Student and military tickets are $5 per concert at the door. Children middle school and under are admitted free. For more information call (701) 777-4195.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the University of North Dakota campus in Grand Forks. Museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during Museum hours. The Museum Café is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
-- Brian Lofthus, Assistant to the Director, North Dakota Museum of Art,, 701-777-4195

Anatomy and Cell Biology seminar is March 23

Eric J. Murphy, associate professor in the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Therapeutics, will present a seminar titled, “So Why is Alpha-Synuclein’s Impact on Lipid Metabolism Important Anyway?” at noon Monday, March 23, in Clifford Haugen, Room 1360, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. All are welcome to attend.
-- Bonnie Kee, Administrative Assistant, Anatomy and Cell Biology,, 7-2102

UND Concert Choir tours North Dakota

The University of North Dakota Concert Choir, under the direction of Joshua Bronfman, is touring churches and high schools in North Dakota this month, culminating with a performance at the state Music Educators Association convention in Bismarck. Along the way the choir will provide educational outreach to local high schools as well as combining for some evening performances.

Tour dates and locations:
* March 18, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian Church, Minot; admission is free. They will perform with Minot High School Symphonic Choir under the direction of Dawn Freeman.
* March 19, 7 p.m., Dickinson High School, Dickinson; admission is free. They will perform with the Dickinson High School Concert Choir under the direction of Michael Stevenson.
* March 20, 8 p.m., St. James Basilica, Jamestown; admission is free.
* March 21, 7:30 p.m., McCabe United Methodist Church, Bismarck; admission is free. They will perform with the Bismarck High School Concert Choir under the direction of Michael Seil and the Century High School Concert Choir under the direction of Mary Pat Archuletta.
* March 22, 7:30 p.m., Bismarck Civic Center, Bismarck; admission is free.
• As part of the North Dakota Music Educators Association (ND-MEA) annual convention. -- Joshua Bronfman, director of choral activities and conductor of the UND Concert Choir, or

Enrollment Services spring open house is Saturday, April 25

The Office of Enrollment Services will host an open house for prospective UND students Saturday, April 25. Departments have been invited to participate, and we're anticipating a good group of incoming students and their families. We appreciate the involvement of all those who partner with us in these events. Check-in begins for families and students at 8:45 a.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium, and events conclude at 2:30 p.m. If you have any questions about this event, please contact Sue Sholes at or 777-4463.
-- Kenton Pauls, Director, Enrollment Services,, 701.777.4463

Wellness offers walking challenge

Start Your Engines! Take part in the six-week/10,000-Steps-A-Day Challenge!

The challenge will begin Monday, March 23, so sign up as a team or sign up as an individual to Start! increasing your walking. All those that register will receive a free pedometer (while supplies last). Sign up and Start! walking your way to healthier you!

The team or individual with most steps at the end of the six-week walking challenge will be our grand prize winner.

Don't forget to attend the BCBSND presentation on Walking Works to receive your free pedometer Monday, March 23, at 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., or Tuesday, March 24, at 12:30 to 1 p.m. in Swanson Hall, Room 10-12.

To sign up, go to

For more information contact or 777-0210.

University Within the University (U2) lists new classes

University Within the University (U2) lists the following new classes.

Microsoft Office Access 2007 Level 1 (Beginning)
March 23, 1 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers, mouse, and file saving and retrieving skills. Upon successful completion of this course, participants 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.

Facts, Figures, and Beyond
March 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Union Badlands Room
If you are looking for UND facts and figures (institutional or departmental) then take a few minutes with us to explore what information we have available for you. Our office provides a varied collection of statistical and narrative information describing the University, past and present. In our session we'll highlight key areas from our Web site, from annual reporting data to Fact Book information to Student Assessment of Teaching reports, and more. Join us and get the facts. Presenters: Carmen Williams and Carol Drechsel.

Non-Employee/Student Travel, Payments to Non-resident Aliens and Moving Expenses
March 25, 1 to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Union Prairie Room
Review of required travel procedures for non-employees, students and nonresident aliens and a review of moving expense procedures. Presenter: Bonnie Nerby.

Effective Management
March 26, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall
Learn how to become an effective manager through the use of encouragement, recognition, and motivation. Explore strategies to replace “command and control” with more effective communication. Presenters: Desi Sporbert and Joy Johnson.

* Required training for all Finance and Operations supervisors, (future supervisors encouraged to sign up).

Responsible Conduct of Research
March 26, 3 to 5 p.m., Memorial Union Badlands Room
This course is designed to introduce all present National Science Foundation awardees, or anyone considering a federal grant proposal, to the basic ethical issues associated with the responsible conduct of research. Using recent cases from the literature, the course will explore various issues related to financial compliance, conflict of interest, research integrity, and human and animal subject compliance. In addition, the course will cover the University policies concerning these areas and actions in the event of allegations of misconduct. Presenters: Barry Milavetz, interim vice president for research; Jon Jackson, assistant professor, anatomy and cell biology; Katherine Sukalski, associate professor, biochemistry and molecular biology; and David Schmidt, manager, grants and contracts.

Calorie Salary: How To Budget Your Calories
March 26, 6 to 8:30 p.m. Wellness Center Classroom 120
Want to learn tricks on how to get the most for your calories? With this class you will get helpful information on easy ways to cut back on calories and where it’s OK to spend them. You will also be supplied with helpful nutritional information for a healthy lifestyle. Presenter: Karina Wittman.
-- Patricia Young, U2 Coordinator, Continuing Education,, 777-0720

Culinary Corner lists March 23-27 events

Here is what’s happening in Culinary Corner March 23-28!

Here is another weekly dose of nutrition trivia! See if you can answer any without peeking! (answers are at the bottom)

1. What is America’s favorite cold cut?
2. What best-selling sports drink was created for the University of Florida football team?
3. Which common nut is technically not a nut?

Cheap, Fast and Healthy
Monday, March 23, 5:30 p.m.
Are you on a hectic schedule and tight budget? Are you sick of going through the drive-thru and ordering unhealthy food just because it’s convenient? Come join us Monday nights for Cheap, Fast, and Healthy!

Each 30-minute session will feature tips on shopping for fresh and healthy ingredients, easy-to-prepare recipes, and cost comparisons. Class participants will see the recipe being prepared, enjoy a sample, and leave with a recipe card and nutrition information to make the meal themselves! The class is free and no need to pre-register, just show up!

Start Right Breakfast
Tuesday, March 24, and Wednesday, March 25, 7:15 a.m.
Who said Wheaties is the only breakfast of champions? Come join us bright and early in the Culinary Corner and start your day off right! Learn healthy breakfast options that are easy, delicious, and made for champions. Breakfast will be offered every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 7:15 a.m. The cost is $5 per person.

Craft Night
Tuesday, March 24, 6 to 9 p.m.
Are you a crafty person searching for a time and place to channel your creative energy? Look no longer! The Wellness Center is proud to announce "Craft Night." Each participant will be given table space to work on projects of their own choosing while surrounded by other crafters from a variety of creative genres. As a bonus, a healthy snack will also be demonstrated by a Culinary Corner instructor. Craft Nights in March and April will include a mini-demonstration as well. The cost is $10 and please bring your own crafting supplies.

Sports Nutrition Series
Fit Food - Wednesday, March 25, 6 p.m.
Whether you are eating before an athletic competition or a basic training workout, what you eat can make a difference in both your performance and recovery. If you are interested in how fat, carbohydrates, protein, and hydration influence an athlete, then this class is for you. Come join us in the kitchen for a breakdown of sports nutrition into phases, and get the basic knowledge for peak performance. Learn a great recipe for pre-competition, enjoy the food, and take home the recipe and tips. The cost is $5; space is limited to the first seven people registered. To register visit, click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner.

Sweet Treats
Saturday, March 28, 2 p.m.
Sweet Treats, developed by recent UND graduate and avid baker Laura Vein, is a hands-on class dedicated to primarily baking and desserts. Each class features a different theme such as cupcakes, crepes, brownies, comfort food, cheesecake, etc. Classes are designed to show that not all desserts are unhealthy. Some baking experience is preferred, but the class can appeal to most levels of expertise. The cost is $15. The class is limited to the first seven people registered.

To register:, click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner.

**Please pre-register by noon the day before each class. Class cancellations must be made at least 24 hours in advance for full refund option. **

For questions, please contact Karina Wittmann, coordinator of Nutrition Services at

Trivia Answers:
1. Bologna
2. Gatorade
3. Peanut (it’s a legume)
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center,, 701-777-0769

Free Mini Mobile Health Fair offered

Getting regular check ups, preventive screening tests and immunizations are among the most important things you can do for yourself. They can help ensure that common, serious diseases and conditions are detected and treated. At the health fair we offer a lipid panel reading, along with a one-on-one consultation with a nursing student from the College of Nursing. They will be able to give you general health tips and educational materials.*

The Health Fair includes:
. Height and weight
. Blood pressure
. Total cholesterol, HDL cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, triglycerides and glucose
. Consultation

Fasting is required for the lab work to be accurate (at least eight hours); this also includes alcohol. There will be free breakfast after your screening is completed. Do not stop taking your medication.

Spring Mini Mobile Health Fair Dates are:
* March 26, 7 a.m., Wilkerson Hall - JW Wilkerson Room
* April 2, 7 a.m., Aviation - Clifford Hall
* April 9, 7 a.m., EERC Stevens Conference Room (sign up is required at
* April 16, 7 a.m., Airport Administration five-story building, third floor, instructor lounge

For more information, visit or 777-0210.

*The information provided by Work Well and the nursing students does not take into account your own individual circumstances. We hope that you will find the information helpful, but it does not replace your primary health care provider. If you have concerns or worries, you should refer to your primary health care provider.

Put Out the Flames of Hate Program is March 25

The Association of Residence Halls (ARH) Programming Board is sponsoring a program, “Put Out the Flames of Hate - The Holocaust: Its Relevance Today,” presented by Tim Scott at 7 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in 210 Clifford Hall. Students, faculty and staff are invited to attend.

Scott, a practicing attorney in Wisconsin, has spoken to thousands of students and adults about this tragic period in history. Much more than a mere historical study of the Holocaust, however, Scott's presentation makes this history relevant for Americans today by relating it to current developments in our nation, communities and schools. Through the dramatic use of story, video, and slides, he uses the Holocaust history to challenge the listener to identify the "flames" of prejudice, racism, bias or misunderstanding in his or her own heart. In so doing, the Holocaust becomes a catalyst for positive personal growth and change for individuals, communities and schools. Scott has law degrees from Eberhard-Karls University in Tuebingen, Germany, and from the University of Minnesota.

Faculty are encouraged to announce this event to students.
-- Karina Stander, Assistant Director, Housing,, 777-2779

Technology Trends Forum is March 25

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will host a Technology Trends Forum from 2:30 to 4 p.m. Wednesday, March 25, in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Brenda Kallio, associate professor, educational leadership, will present information on Second Life. Staff from the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies will also provide information.

This forum will cover:
* Holding class in a virtual world
* Using the virtual world to promote group discussions
* Sending students on a virtual scavanger hunt
* Touring the virtual UND campus

This forum is open to faculty, staff and students. To register, please call Diane Lundeen at 777-2129 or send an e-mail to .
-- Diane Lundeen, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies,, 777-2129

Wednesday, March 25, is Denim Day

It's the last Wednesday of the month, so March 25 is Denim Day. Wear your denim, pay your dollar to your building coordinator, and enjoy! If you need a poster or more Denim Day buttons, just let me know.
-- Patsy Nies, Special Project Assistant, Enrollment Services,, 777-3791

Dean's Lecture presents research of Julia Xiaojun Zhao

The Graduate School is pleased to present the research of Julia Xiaojun Zhao, assistant professor of chemistry, at noon Thursday, March 26, in the East Asian Room, Chester Fritz Library, as part of the 2009 Dean's Lecture Series. Her topic is “Fabrication of Nanoparticles for Biomedical Applications and Energy Conversion.” Dr. Zhao will discuss her ongoing research on the synthesis and characterization of silica-based nanoparticles and their potential for biomedical applications. For more information, please see the Graduate School's Web site. The lectures are free and open to the public.
-- Susan Caraher, Marketing & External Relations Specialist, The Graduate School,, 7-2524

Transfer Getting Started sign-up ends Friday, March 20

Transfer Getting Started 2009, an advisement and registration program for new transfer students, will take place Saturday, March 28. Transfer students admitted to UND for the summer or fall 2009 semester will be invited to attend the program for individual advisement and registration. Students also have the opportunity to tour campus, obtain their parking permit and student ID, take the math placement exam, and learn about many campus resources to ensure a successful transition to UND. Students can make a reservation online by March 20 to attend the Transfer Getting Started program or find more information at

For any questions regarding the program, please contact the Student Success Center at 777-2117.

-- Sandy Monette, Adult Re-Entry Coordinator/Academic Advisor, Student Success Center,, 777-3228

Culinary Corner offers cheesecake class

The Culinary Corner will offer a cheesecake class at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 28. The cost is $15 per person.

The decadence of cheesecake! Cheesecake doesn’t have to be all difficult or unhealthy! Learn some easy and delicious cheesecake recipes sure to please while still staying somewhat health conscious. In this hands-on class, participants will assist in cheesecake creation, enjoy sampling in class, and take home some of their creations! Recipes will include both no-bake and baked cheesecakes of various types and flavors!

To register: click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner.
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center,, 701-777-0769

Myra Museum to host talk on Indians of Northern Red River Valley

The Indians of the northern Red River Valley will be the subject of free lecture Sunday, March 29, sponsored by the Grand Forks County Historical Society.

The speaker will be David Vorland, secretary of the Society. He retired in 2005 after more than 30 years at UND, including stints as an instructor of journalism, director of University Relations, and executive assistant to the President. The illustrated talk begins at 2 p.m. in the Myra Museum on Belmont Road.

Vorland said the Society seeks partners to create a new major exhibit on Indian heritage.

“As with most county museums, we have focused mostly on the period of agricultural and urban settlement,” he said. “We also need to tell the story of the earlier history of the junction of the Red and Red Lake Rivers. For thousands of years, this place has been an important landmark and trading center.”

A prehistoric Indian presence has even been discovered on the Myra Museum grounds, he said. A recent archeological dig recovered 294 artifacts documenting a hunting camp that existed in 500 A.D.

Vorland’s talk will cover the Indian presence from prehistoric times to the beginning of homesteading. Current research, he said, is altering some long-held assumptions.

For example, the evidence no longer supports previous notions about the ferocity of the fighting in northern Minnesota between the Chippewa and the Sioux. Skirmishes occurred, but the tribes also were trading partners. It was not until the adoption of the horse in the mid-1700s that the conflict became deadly in what is now North Dakota.

Eventually the Chippewa dominated the northern part of the Valley, the Sioux the southern part. At first, the Chippewa enjoyed relative prosperity by collaborating with the Pembina traders. But the end of the fur business in the late 1840s, followed by the disappearance of the buffalo, was disastrous for them.

In 1863, the Pembina and Red Lake bands signed a treaty transferring seven million acres of land to the federal government. When the flood of white settlers arrived a few years later, the Chippewa were gone from the Valley.

Global Visions film series continues

The Global Visions Film Series continues its sixth year at UND this spring, further exploring the themes of human rights, human dignity, and cultural variation. The Global Vision Film Series (GVFS) is a forum that promotes diversity in North Dakota through screening award-winning national and international films. The GVFS is sponsored by the students of the Anthropology Club in the Department of Anthropology, and is partially funded by the Multicultural Awareness Committee. Their goal is to provide the University and the Grand Forks community with the opportunity to experience films of exceptional quality from around the world, providing a broader understanding of and appreciation for the breadth, variety, and commonality of the human family. Many faculty across disciplines assign GV films as extra credit assignments for students.

Seven foreign films will be screened this spring. All films begin at 7 p.m. on alternating Tuesdays until May 5. The following films are upcoming:

• "City of Men" 2007 (Brazil), March 31
• "The Kite Runner" 2007 (Afghanistan), April 14
• "Times of Harvey Milk" 2008 (USA), April 21
• "Matt Sienkiewicz – Live From Bethlehem" 2008 (Israel documentary), May 5

Film Synopsis/Review By Stephen Holden
The most disquieting moment in “City of Men,” a rootin’-tootin’ gangster movie shot in the notoriously lawless shantytowns overlooking the beaches of Rio de Janeiro, is also the most subdued. Acerola, aka Ace (Douglas Silva), an 18-year-old still carrying baby fat, admits that he is frightened and unprepared to care for his infant son as his wife, Cris (Camila Monteiro), leaves to find work in São Paulo. Although Ace loves his little boy, he is only a child in a man’s body himself, and he begs her not to go. For him to assume full parental responsibility is almost unimaginable.

In “City of Men,” directed by Paulo Morelli, Ace’s reluctance is more the rule than the exception. In the strutting, drug- and gun-infested culture of the favelas, young men who sire children aren’t expected to acknowledge them, and their tough, sullen wives and girlfriends have little choice but to tolerate the situation or leave. That’s just the way it is in a hyper-macho environment with virulent homophobia.
Underneath their swagger, these teenage gangsters brood about the absence of their own fathers. Ace’s best friend, Laranjinha, aka Wallace (Darlan Cunha), who is days short of turning 18, is especially obsessed with his own paternity. As he approaches the numerical demarcation between child and adult, when he will need an identification card stating his last name, he embarks on a concerted search for his father based on neighborhood rumor.

Mr. Morelli’s film is a companion piece (not strictly a sequel) to “City of God,” the 2002 global hit directed by his longtime collaborator Fernando Meirelles that featured some of the same actors, including Mr. Silva and Mr. Cunha playing 11-year-olds. The new movie, written by Elena Soárez, is spun off from a successful Brazilian television series of the same title that was shown on the Sundance Channel and is available on DVD. (Mr. Meirelles was a creator of the television series and is a producer of the new film.)

That the sins of the fathers are passed on to the sons is the somewhat thudding message of a movie that hammers home its point by having Ace and Wallace reach an impasse in their friendship that parallels the relationship of their fathers two decades earlier. In a society of fatherless boys craving role models, glamorous outlaws fill the void.
“City of Men” is rated R (under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian). It has strong language and scenes of violence, but is not gory.
-- Marcia Mikulak, Assistant Professor, Anthropology,, 777-4718

Weird Tricks in Culinary Corner

Culinary Corner offers a class on weird tricks at 6 p.m. Wednesday, April 1. The cost is $15 per person. You can bake with that?!?
Looking for some interesting ways to cut corners on recipes and keep them healthy? Come to this edition of Sweet Treats to learn some crazy tricks that sound impossible, but aren’t! This hands-on class allows participants to assist in baking, sample some of these seemingly crazy dessert ideas, and take some home to enjoy later! Recipes to be included in this class won’t be revealed until class begins!

To register: click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center,, 701-777-0769

Institutional Review Board meets April 3

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, April 3, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the IRB Office before Tuesday, March 24.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the Clinical Medical Subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in the Institutional Review Board office before Tuesday, March 17.

Minutes from the meeting will be available in the IRB Office approximately one week after the meeting.
-- Kathy Smart, Ed.D., Chair, Institutional Review Board,, 701-777-4279

Upcoming events hosted by Chef John Michael Lerma

Upcoming events hosted by Chef John Michael Lerma follow. The demonstration is open to the public at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4.

Fresh Pasta and Italian Sauces!
Our favorite Food Network Chef is back! John Michael Lerma, UND alum, chef and author lives in Italy part-time hosting his culinary vacations in Tuscany. If you can’t join John Michael in Italy, why not join him at the Culinary Corner where he will teach you to prepare the most popular dressings for pasta? You’ll even learn to prepare the fresh pasta!

Demonstration cost: $5 or bring a non-perishable food item for free admission to be donated to a local family in need.

Featured recipes include: Sugo di Pomodoro alla Napoletana (basic tomato sauce), Spaghetti alla Carbonara (pasta with egg and bacon), Spaghetti con Pesto (spaghetti with pesto sauce), and Pasta all’Uovo (homemade pasta).

Exclusive Cooking Class: reservations are required. Saturday, April 4, 6 p.m. The cost is $50 per person. Reservations are required.

A Tuscan Gathering
Author, chef, and Food Network personality John Michael Lerma takes groups of hungry travelers on a culinary vacation of a lifetime to Tuscany. Join him as he demonstrates some of his famous recipes that he orchestrates in the hills outside of Cortona, Italy. You get to taste his figs and Smoked Mozzarella Wrapped in Prosciutto, Vegetable Salad with Lemon-Tomato Vinaigrette, Grilled Veal Bundles with Fontina, Sage, and Prosciutto, and for dessert a wonderful Dessert Cannoli. You will also learn which Italian wines are best paired with this type of meal and why. Maggia!

To make a reservation, register online at – click on Nutrition and Culinary Corner, or contact Karina Wittmann at 777-0769 or
-- Karina Wittmann, Coordinator of Nutrition Services, Wellness Center,, 701-777-0769

Applications now accepted for Teaching with Technology faculty seminar/workshop

The Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies, in collaboration with the Office of Instructional Development will host the fourth annual Teaching with Technology seminar/workshop. This six-day event is designed for faculty interested in using technology to enhance traditional classroom teaching. The seminar will be held May 18, 19, 20, 21, 26, and 27 from 8:30 a.m. to noon. Registration is limited to 10 faculty and a $500 stipend is offered. The deadline to submit applications is Wednesday, April 1. For more details and application information, please visit our Web site at .
-- Diane Lundeen, Instructional Technology Coordinator, Center for Instructional & Learning Technologies,, 777-2129

Proposals sought for fall technology fee dollars

The Student Technology Fee Committee is calling for proposals for fall 2009 (AY101) technology fee dollars.

The committee will make recommendations for proposals based on the following:

Descriptive Criteria
* Dean’s ranking
* How does this project address your unit’s strategic plan?
* Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
* Innovation
* Student benefit
Demographic Criteria
* Number of disciplines served
* Number of students served
Unit Support
* Access to equipment
* Matching funds from the department/unit
* Technical support
* Technology available for redeployment

Note: Above criteria listed alphabetically, not in priority order.

PLEASE NOTE: All proposals must be submitted using the Fall 2009 (AY101) STF Request Form. Forms may be accessed at: or you may request one via e-mail from Carol Hjelmstad at Departments/units should submit the proposals to their deans or directors for review and prioritization. Units which answer directly to vice presidents should submit proposals to them for review and prioritization. Vice presidents, deans and directors may have earlier deadlines.

The DEADLINE to submit proposals to the Student Technology Committee at Stop 9041 is Friday, March 27.

Proposal writers must consult with the various support offices on campus for costs associated with installation of equipment, accessibility issues, security concerns and adaptive technology. Unless departments are prepared to pay for these out of their own budgets, proposal writers should obtain estimates and include them as a part of the budget for the proposal. In addition, proposal writers must consult with Disability Support Services regarding adaptive technology needed for the proposal and with the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies regarding the equipment requested for compatibility, installation issues, and ensuing issues.

The STF Committee will hold an open meeting to address questions for those writing proposals for Fall 2009 (AY101) funding. This open meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, March 11, from 11 a.m. to noon in the Memorial Union, Medora Room. Please feel free to drop by as your schedule allows. If the above date and time does not work for you, please give us a call and we will schedule a private appointment.

If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposal process, please contact Carol at 777-3171.
-- Carol Hjelmstad, Administrative Assistant, ITSS,, 777-3171

2008 flexible benefits deadline is March 31

All 2008 flexcomp reimbursement vouchers must be submitted to the Payroll Office by 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 31. Any balances remaining as of Dec. 31, 2008, may still be reimbursed to you if services occur prior to March 15, 2009. The "use it or lose it" rule will be applied if the March 31 deadline is not met. If the deadline is approaching, please hand deliver your voucher to the Payroll Office. No exceptions will be made for late submissions. Call Cheryl at 777-4423 if you have any questions. -- Payroll.

Legislative information available

You can access the ninth issue of the 2009 Legislative Review - A Look at Higher Education in Week 10: March 9-13, 2009, by opening the attached file or clicking on the following Web link

Bill status summaries included in this newsletter reflect the most current information available at the time of publication.

Memorial Union lists spring break building hours

The Memorial Union building hours for spring break follow: through Friday, March 20, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Individual services may vary. Check each area for break hours. The building will be closed weekends before and after spring break.
-- Rebecca Slade, Marketing Manager, Memorial Union,, 7-3938

Memorial Union business services lists spring break hours

The Memorial Union business services list spring break hours:
* Info Center: through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed weekends.
* Union Services: through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed weekends.
* Sign & Design Studio: closed entire break.
* Lifetime Sports Center: closed entire break.
-- Rebecca Slade, Marketing Manager, Memorial Union,, 7-3938

Wellness Center lists spring break hours

The Wellness Center will have shortened hours of operation during the University spring break. The hours of operation through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Regular operating hours will resume Saturday, March 21.
-- Monica Nilson, Coordinator of Guest Experience, Wellness Center,, 777-0232

Arizona Aerospace Foundation Flight Training Center expands

The University of North Dakota Aerospace Foundation (UNDAF) and Chandler-Gilbert Community College (CGCC) Flight Training Center in Mesa, Ariz., recently celebrated the grand opening of a new $4.2 million, 22,000-square-foot facility in Mesa.

The facility is on the flight line at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, and includes a 15,000-square-foot hangar, and 7,000 square feet of office space that includes a state-of-the-art flight simulator.

“This facility shows the commitment of UND Aerospace and Chandler-Gilbert Community College to be leaders in aviation education,” said Don Dubuque, director for the UND Aerospace Extension Programs. Dubuque added that the collaboration among the two schools is a key ingredient in the healthy relationships needed for a successful program.

UNDAF partnered with CGCC in 1994 to provide a collegiate flight training program to meet the growing demands in the world-wide aviation industry in career fields such as professional flight, air traffic control, airport management, and aviation management. The CGCC/UND Flight Training Center, at the Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, intends to continue to use the new facility to educate those who would like to start a career in one of the many aviation fields available. Students can obtain an A.A.S. degree from Chandler-Gilbert Community College and through an articulation agreement can transfer, at any time, into the four-year degree programs offered at UND.

Studio One features crime prevention, snowmobiling

Learn about crime prevention and the United States Cross Country Snowmobile Racing Series on the next edition of Studio One. This week on Studio One, see how some neighborhoods are taking a new look at crime prevention. Officer Brian Robbins from the Grand Forks Police Department will share tips to make homes less appealing to burglars. Homeowners can prevent a break-in by using environmental features to protect their homes. Robbins explains that many robbers avoid houses with natural surveillance. An open yard with minimal trees allows neighbors or people in the area to easily detect any unusual activity. Also, well-maintained properties can deter potential burglaries. Learn how to implement these crime prevention tips on the next edition of Studio One.

Also on the show, the United States Cross Country Snowmobile Racing Series was held in an unlikely area. The frozen Red River served as a race track for this year’s racing series. The open river allowed plenty of space for racers to hammer the throttle.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Suzanne Schmidt, Marketing Director, Studio One,, 701-777-3818

Ray Richards golf course 2009 season passes now available

The 2009 golf season passes for faculty and staff are now available for $250. With your purchase, you will receive a free season pass for the driving range ($150 value).

UND faculty and staff family season passes are $500; they are not eligible for the free driving range pass, but for an extra $150 the family can have season driving range passes.

Stop at the Chester Fritz box office or call 777-4090. Box office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. Remember that passes may be paid through payroll deduction over six pay periods.

-- Tom Swangler, Asst Director, Chester Fritz Auditorium,, 777-4094

Internal job openings listed

The following position vacancies are available only to regular UND staff employees who have successfully completed their six-month probation period, earn annual and sick leave, receive BC/BS health insurance and TIAA-CREF or ND PERS retirement benefits. Current UND faculty, please contact Human Resources for eligibility.

TO APPLY: Please complete UND Application/Control Card form. Send letter of application and resume, referencing position name and number, to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall, Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Applications MUST be received by the deadline date.


POSITION: Research Specialist, Energy & Environmental Research Center, #09-233
COMPENSATION: $ 50,000 plus/year

POSITION: Research Specialist-Project Manager, EERC, #09-230
COMPENSATION: $ 50,000 plus/year


OFFICE SUPPORT: No vacancies.


POSITION: Lead Dining Room Attendant (variable schedule), Dining Services, #09-232
COMPENSATION: $ 9.25 plus/hour

Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces New Faculty Scholar Awards

The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee (SSAC) announces that the following New Faculty Scholar Awards have been made. Thirteen applications were received for this award; the total amount requested was $64,600. New Faculty Scholar Awards provide support for research and creative activity of assistant professors who have completed less than three years at UND. Criteria used to review applications included excellence of the application, potential national prominence of the applicant, and potential for future external funding, if applicable.

* Wayne Barkhouse (physics), "Uncovering the Optical/Near-IR Counterparts to X-Ray Cluster Candidates," $4,000
* Jerome Delhommelle (chemistry), “Understanding and Predicting Polymorphism in Molecular Crystals,” $5,000
* Travis Heggie (counseling psychology and community services), “Search and Rescue and the Emergency Medical Service Workload on Mount Kilimanjaro, Africa,” $5,000
* Sarah Mosher (modern and classical languages and literatures), “Shooting the Autobiographical Canon: An Interview With Yamina Benguigui,” $3.611.11
* Jeremiah Neubert (mechanical engineering), “Opening Doors for Robots,” $5,000
* Joelle Ruthig (psychology), "Cardiovascular and Functional Health Risks, Physical Activity, and Health Outcomes in Older Adults," $5,000.
-- Patrick A. Carr, Ph.D., Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anatomy and Cell Biology,, 701/777-2587

Senate Scholarly Activities Committee announces awards

The Senate Scholarly Activities Committee received eight research/creative activity grant applications requesting a total of $19,396, and four publication applications, requesting a total of $2,496, in response to the February call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting of March 2:

Research/Creative Activity Awards
* Matthew Cavalli (mechanical engineering), "Strength, Corrosion, and Fatigue Behavior of Diffusion Bonded Joints," $2,177.11
* Xuesong Chen (pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics), "Effects of LDL-Cholesterol on BACE-1 Enzyme Activity in Skeletal Muscle Cells," $2,203.53
* Diane Darland (biology), "Impact of Environmental Toxins, Cadmium and Cocaine, on Neural Development in Zebrafish," $2,203.53
* Bryon Grove (anatomy and cell biology, "Subcellular Targeting of Phosphodiesterase by the Scaffolding Protein AKAP12," $2,203.53
* Elizabeth Harris-Behling (English), "Translation of II diario dei sogni (Dream Diary), a Novel by Marco Candida (La Vegas Edizioni, 2008)," $2,203.53
* Clifford Staples (sociology), "The Transnational Corporate Elite: Beyond the Boardroom," $2,203.53.
-- Patrick A. Carr, Ph.D., Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee, Anatomy and Cell Biology,, 701/777-2576

Center for Innovation named finalist for International Award

The Center for Innovation has been named a finalist for the National Business Incubation Association's 2009 Incubator Innovation Award for its Angel Fund Network Development program. The winner of the prestigious award will be announced April 21 at NBIA's 23rd International Conference on Business Incubation in Kansas City, Mo.

The Angel Fund Network Development program provides entrepreneurs across the state with access to capital through a statewide network of angel investment funds. Their Dakota Venture Fund is the only venture capital investment fund in the nation where students manage each step of the investment process.

Business incubation programs like the Center for Innovation catalyze the process of starting and growing companies by providing entrepreneurs with the expertise, networks and tools they need to make their ventures successful. NBIA estimates that in 2005 alone, North American incubators assisted more than 27,000 start-up companies that provided full-time employment for more than 100,000 workers and generated annual revenue of more than $17 billion. Approximately 5,000 business incubators operate worldwide.

The National Business Incubation Association is the world's leading organization advancing business incubation and entrepreneurship. Each year, the NBIA Incubation Awards honor the business incubation programs, graduates and client companies that exemplify the best of the industry.

UND places 11 student-athletes on men's All-WCHA Academic Team

The University of North Dakota placed 11 student-athletes on the men's 2008-09 All-Western Collegiate Hockey Association (WCHA) Academic Team as announced by the conference office.

To earn recognition as a member of the All-WCHA Academic Team, member team student-athletes must meet the following criteria: (1) have completed one year of residency at present institution, prior to the current academic year; and (2) have a grade point average of at least 3.00 (on a 4.00 scale) for the previous two semesters or three quarters, or may qualify if his overall GPA is at least 3.00 for all terms at his present institution.

Highlighting UND's 11 selections are a league-high five three-time honorees: seniors Ryan Duncan (Calgary, Alberta), Joe Finley (Edina, Minn.), Ryan Martens (Selkirk, Manitoba), Aaron Walski (Fargo, N.D.) and Matt Watkins (Aylesbury, Saskatchewan).

Juniors Chay Genoway (Morden, Manitoba) and Darcy Zajac (Winnipeg, Manitoba) each earned their second selection to the All-WCHA Academic Team, while sophomores Brent Davidson (Morden, Manitoba), Matt Frattin (Edmonton, Alberta), Derrick LaPoint (Eau Claire, Wis.) and Jake Marto (Grand Forks) were each honored for the first time.

UND's 11 selections are among a record total of 107 student-athletes representing all 10 WCHA member institutions named to this year's all-academic team. The previous record total was 93 in 2005-06.

The Fighting Sioux have now earned 47 selections to the All-WCHA Academic Team in Dave Hakstol's five seasons as UND head coach.

The WCHA has honored an all-academic team annually since the honor was first approved by the membership for the 1984-85 season. -- Jayson Hajdu, media relations director, athletics.
-- Jan Orvik, Writer/Editor, University Relations,, 777-3621

Broadway named UND Student Employee of the Year

Kevin Broadway, a senior from New Sharon, Iowa, has been named the University of North Dakota Student Employee of the Year. He will be recognized April 24 during the Memorial Union Leadership Awards.

Broadway has worked three years as a line service operator for Flight Support Services for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences. He is currently seeking a Bachelor of Science degree in air traffic control.

Danny Holwerda, flight line manager, as Kevin’s supervisor, nominated him for his outstanding safety record and great attention to detail. “Kevin’s record of accomplishing the line support operation task at the highest levels is unmatched; he not only achieved an unblemished record of safety excellence for 2008, but accomplished similar results from 2007 and 2006.”

The University of North Dakota Student Employee of the Year recipient receives a $500 award, and his name will be listed on the Student Employee of the Year plaque. Broadway's nomination form has been submitted to the Midwest Association of Student Employment Administrators (MASEA) Regional Student Employee of the Year Committee. The selection committee will review his nomination against the following states: Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, West Virginia, and Wisconsin. The Regional Student Employee of the Year will be named in March and submitted to the National Student Employee of the Year Committee.

There were a total of 19 nominations submitted by UND department supervisors.

The Student Employee of the Year is a program sponsored by the National Student Employment Association (NSEA), which the University of North Dakota implemented this year.
-- Janelle Kilgore, Financial Aid Administrator, Student Financial Aid,, 7-4794

Remembering Jess Carl

Jess A. Carl, retired building services technician in facilities, died March 10 in Altru Hospital, Grand Forks. He was 78.

Carl, the son of Jess and Carrie (Frye) Carl, was born Oct. 24, 1930, in Grand Forks. He grew up and attended school in Grand Forks and graduated from St. James Academy. He served his country as a member of the Army Reserves.

He married Virginia Roberts Jan. 7, 1951, in Grand Forks. They made their home in Grand Forks and he operated Furniture City. He then worked for UND and in retirement drove the Cities Area Transit bus.

Carl loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was very active at University Lutheran Church and served on the board at Valley Memorial Homes.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia, son Mike Carl; daughters, Marla (Jerry) Paulson, Bismarck, N.D., Kathy (Tom) Fetsch, Grand Forks; brothers: Loran (Anita) Carl, East Grand Forks, Wayne (Susan) Carl, Grand Forks; sisters: Marilyn (Keith) Barry, Grand Forks, Rita (Herman) Zahradka, Grand Forks, Lorna (Lyle) Lange, Stacy, Minn.; 10 grandchildren and six great grandchildren; several step sisters and brothers.

Carl was preceded in death by a brother, Ralph; sister, Linda Jeffrey; and several step sisters and brothers.

Funeral services were held March 14 in University Lutheran Church, Grand Forks, with interment in the spring at Memorial Park Cemetery.