42, Number 20: January 21, 2005
invited to interview for provost
|EVENTS TO NOTE
day set for Jan. 20
Housing consultant will give presentation
ADA advisory committee meets Jan. 20
“Picking Up the Pieces” will
play Jan. 20
University celebrates 100 years of basketball
University hosts honor band, choir and
Program will focus on Cassini spacecraft
LEEPS lecture set for Jan. 24
Treatment of blood cholesterol focus of
next medical school dean’s hour lecture
Graduate committee meets Monday
All departments invited to attend the
UND Bismarck Showcase Jan. 24
Music offers private piano, guitar lessons
Celebrate Love Your Body Week
Anthropology Club hosts film series
“On Teaching” program will
discuss respect between students, faculty
Open house will honor Mike Powers
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
Pro Musica will present children’s
choirs in concert
PPT holds Friday seminar series
Enrollment Services plans Jan. 29 open
Museum Gala Benefit Dinner and Art Auction
set for Jan. 29
Greenway offers winter activities
18th annual Hultberg Lectureship set for
The Ralph will host USHL Prospects/All-Star
U2 workshop will focus on web templates
U2 workshops listed
Explore the American Indian experience
General education study team will make
report and recommendations
Plan to attend Manitoba French Festival
Graduate school sponsors scholarly forum
Tickets for Founders Day banquet now
Center for Rural Health receives CDC grant
Provost’s office seeks input regarding
Copy from UND academic catalog going to
faculty, staff for biennial updating
Join a faculty study seminar this spring
Health sciences library lists hours
Memorial Union lists regular hours
Toddler language circle available
Yoga classes offered
Volunteers sought for memory study
Denim Day is last Wednesday of the month
|GRANTS AND RESEARCH
|End of month is
deadline for OID summer program applications
Applicants sought for shared instrumentation
SSAC applications due Feb. 15
candidates invited to interview for provost
Four candidates have been invited
to interview for the position of vice president
for academic affairs and provost. They are Martha
Potvin, interim vice president for academic affairs
and provost, UND; Robert Sheehan, senior vice
provost for academic affairs, University of Toledo;
Kathleen Long, University of Florida; and Greg
Weisenstein, Montana State University.
Potvin’s interviews are set for Thursday
and Friday, Jan. 20 and 21. Following
are events to which members of the University
community and public are invited. Though all events
are open to anyone, most events are tailored to
particular audiences as noted below.
10 a.m. Thursday, 303 Twamley
Hall, staff members and Staff Senate.
11 a.m. Thursday, 303 Twamley Hall,
students and Student Senate.
4 p.m. Thursday, North Dakota Museum of Art, candidate’s
talk, followed by questions from the campus community
and general public.
Friday, 305 Twamley Hall, faculty and University
Martha Potvin holds a bachelor’s degree
in biology from the University of Connecticut;
a master’s in botany and plant ecology from
Michigan State University, and a doctorate in
ecology and evolutionary biology from the University
of Nebraska-Lincoln. She served as a lecturer
at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, before
joining the biology department at West Chester
University in 1994. She advanced to full professor
and chair of her department, and also directed
a project to coordinate development of a model
green campus before being named interim dean of
graduate studies and extended education. In 2001,
she came to UND as dean of the College of Arts
She was named interim provost in 2004.
Sheehan’s interviews are set for Tuesday
and Wednesday, Jan. 25 and 26. Following are events
to which members of the University community and
public are invited. Though all events are open
to anyone, most events are tailored to particular
audiences as noted below.
10 a.m. Tuesday, 303 Twamley Hall, staff members
and Staff Senate.
Tuesday, North Dakota Museum of Art, candidate’s
talk, followed by questions from the campus community
and general public.
10 a.m. Wednesday, 303 Twamley Hall, faculty and
Wednesday, 303 Twamley Hall, students and Student
Robert Sheehan holds a bachelor’s degree
in early childhood education and psychology from
the University of Massachusetts and a doctorate
in education with a specialization in program
evaluation, research methodology and applied statistics
from Georgia State University. His postdoctorate
was at the UCLA graduate school of education.
He has taught in education at Georgia State University,
the University of Virginia, and UCLA. He joined
Purdue University in 1980, where he was an assistant
professor of child development and family studies.
In 1984, he moved to Cleveland State University,
where he coordinated the Ohio educational policy
fellowship program, directed the Greater Cleveland
Educational Development Center, directed the Center
for Applied Research in Education, and moved through
the faculty ranks to become a full professor of
curriculum and foundations. In 1996 he was named
director of student assessment and program review
in the office of the vice provost for strategic
planning, and concurrently served as director
of institutional research, assessment and analysis
in the provost’s office. He was named interim
associate provost for strategic planning and assessment
in 1998. Named to the Ohio Board of Regents in
1998, he served as director of higher education
information systems from 1998 to 2000, and also
as director of operations systems from 1999 to
2000. From 2000 to 2002 he served as associate
vice chancellor for performance reporting and
analysis. He currently serves as senior vice provost
for academic affairs at the University of Toledo.
The provost search committee is chaired
by Bruce Smith, dean, Odegard School of Aerospace
recruitment day set for Jan. 20
Volunteer Bridge will host a
volunteer recuitment day Thursday, Jan.
20, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the second
floor of the Memorial Union. Agency representatives
from the Greater Grand Forks nonprofit community
will be seeking volunteers to help with their
projects this semester. Everyone is invited
- Linda Rains, coordinator for volunteer services
and programming, 777-4076
consultant will give presentation Thursday
Faculty, staff and students are
welcome to attend a presentation from housing
master plan consultants Solomon, Cordwell, Buenz
& Associates, Inc., at 4 p.m. Thursday,
Jan. 20, in the Smith residence hall
basement. Please use the west door by the Subway
restaurant and Johnstone/Fulton Hall.
The consultants will present their master plan,
which will include a physical review of current
facilities and concept development for new or
advisory committee meets Jan. 20
The ADA advisory committee will
meet at 3 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 20, in 305 Twamley
Hall. Discussion will follow the video, “Accommodations
for Students With Psychiatric Disabilities in
Higher Education,” complying with Section
504 and the ADA. The video presenter is Jeanne
Kincaid, who has consulted with UND on various
student-related disability concerns and procedures. The
meeting is open to all interested persons. A
person who needs an accommodation to
participate should contact the Affirmative Action
Office at 777-4171.
– Sally Page, affirmative action.
Up the Pieces” will play Jan. 20
The women’s center and the
Community Violence Center will present “Picking
Up the Pieces” Thursday, Jan. 20, 7 p.m.,
in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The program
is a dramatic collection of monologues and short
performances addressing sexual assault and domestic
violence. This is a one-time performance. Please
encourage students, faculty, and members of your
organization to attend this free presentation.
– Janet Sundquist, Community
Violence Intervention Center
celebrates 100 years of basketball
The UND Alumni Association,
together with UND athletics, is hosting the
100 Years of UND Basketball celebration. The
weekend will include men’s and women’s
basketball games, facility tours, a basketball
alumni shoot-around, and banquet, all of which
are open to the public.
The banquet will be held Friday, Jan. 21, in
the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The social
will begin at 6 p.m. with a dinner to follow
at 7 p.m. The banquet will honor 77 UND alumni
who have been named to All-Decade teams and
26 named to the All-Century/Pioneer team. For
a complete list of those being honored, please
go to .
For more information or to register for events,
visit www.undalumni.org or contact Barb at 777-4078
Schedule of events:
Thursday, Jan. 20
8 p.m., UND vs. Minnesota State-Mankato, Ralph
Friday, Jan. 21
Noon, Sioux Booster luncheon (open to the public),
6 p.m., 100 Years of Basketball Celebration
social, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
7 p.m., 100 Years of Basketball Celebration
dinner, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center.
Saturday, Jan. 22
8 p.m., UND vs. St. Cloud State University,
Ralph Engelstad Arena.
— Alumni Association and Foundation
hosts honor band, choir and orchestra festival
The music department will host
the 20th Annual Honor Band, Choir & Orchestra
Festival Friday through Sunday, Jan. 21-23.
This festival will feature 275 high school students
from throughout North Dakota and Minnesota.
Musicians were selected from more than 750 students
who auditioned in the fall. While on campus,
they will participate in rehearsals and master
classes, and present a concert.
As part of the festival, two concerts are open
to the public. The first, Friday, Jan.
21, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium,
will be a showcase concert of many of the ensembles
from the UND music department. The 12:00
Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Mike Blake,
will perform in the lobby at 7:30 p.m. prior
to the concert, which will begin at 8 p.m. Featured
will be the Concert Choir and the Varsity Bards,
both conducted by Anthony Reeves; the Women’s
Choir, conducted by Allison Brooks; the Chamber
Orchestra, led by Eric Lawson; and the Wind
Ensemble with James Popejoy, conductor. The
Steel Band, also directed by Mike Blake, will
perform in the lobby for a reception immediately
following the concert. There is no admission
charge for this Friday concert; however a free-will
offering will be collected for those affected
by the earthquake and tidal waves in Asia.
On Sunday, Jan. 23, the UND
Honor Band, Choir, and Orchestra will present
their concert at 2:30 p.m. in the Chester Fritz
Auditorium. The ensembles will be conducted
by UND music professors Lawson, Reeves, and
Popejoy. Tickets for this event are $5 for general
admission, $2 for students/senior citizens,
or $10 per family, and are available at the
door. In addition to performing a wide
variety of outstanding literature, including
works by Felix Mendelssohn, Ralph Vaughan Williams,
and Ron Nelson, the three ensembles will combine
to present the world premiere of a new piece
composed especially for them. The House was
written for the 20th annual festival by UND
Professor of Composition Michael Wittgraf.
For additional information concerning these
performances, please contact the music department
— James Popejoy, music
will focus on Cassini spacecraft
The Dakota Space Society will sponsor
“Cassini, Lord of the Rings!” from 1 to
4 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 22, in the
Atmospherium, 115 Odegard Hall. Cassini is a spacecraft
now at Saturn, sending back stunning images and other
data of that planet and its moons. The program will
feature speakers for adults and activities for children.
Craig McLaughlin will present “Cassini’s
Journey to Saturn,” Michael Gaffey will present
“The Saturn System,” and Paul Hardersen
will consider “Titan, Saturn’s Largest
There is no charge for admission, but snacks will
be available for a minimal charge. For more information,
contact Dustin Kaiser, Dakota Space Society, at 795-7924,
, or http://dss.space.edu
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Dakota Space Society
lecture set for Jan. 24
Mark Leckie, University of Massachusetts, will present
two LEEPS lectures Monday, Jan. 24. At noon in 100
Leonard Hall, he will discuss “Linking Tectonics,
Climate Change, and Biotic Evolution: The Oceanic
Anoxic Events of the Mid-Cretaceous (~120-90 Ma).”
At 4 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall, he will consider “Sea
Level Change During the Greenhouse World of the Cretaceous.”
The geology and geological engineering Leading Edge
of Earth and Planetary Science (LEEPS) lecture program
brings nationally and internationally known scientists
and others to UND to give talks on the cutting edge
of science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide
range of topics, including academic science, applied
engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.
– Will Gosnold, geology and geological
of blood cholesterol focus of next medical school
dean’s hour lecture
A cardiologist, Grand Forks native
and UND alumnus will discuss the treatment of blood
cholesterol at the next dean’s hour lecture
beginning at noon Monday, Jan. 24,
at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
James O’Keefe Jr. will present “Treatment
of Blood Cholesterol — Total Prevention of Heart
Disease,” which is free and open to the public,
in the Keller Auditorium at the medical school’s
Wold Center, 501 N. Columbia Road.
O’Keefe, staff cardiologist and director of
the preventive cardiology program at the Mid America
Heart Institute in Kansas City, Mo., was born in Grand
Forks. He received a bachelor’s degree from
UND in 1978 and attended medical school at UND for
two years before going on to Baylor College of Medicine
in Houston to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree
in 1982. He is a practicing cardiologist and also
does research and teaches cardiovascular medicine
and preventive cardiology. He has written several
books, including two last year, on diabetes and heart
disease and cholesterol and lipids for preventing
heart disease and stroke. He is currently working
on a book for the general public that will be released
later this year.
The dean’s hour lecture series is a forum for
the discussion of health care, medicine, research,
education and related issues of the day. For more
information, please contact the office of the dean,
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday,
Jan. 24, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The
agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Dec. 6.
2. Request for change in program requirements for nursing
(psychiatric and mental health nursing), taking into
account changes in Nursing 540,
541, 542 and 561 and a change in admission process.
a. Request for changes
in Nursing 540 (title change).
Request for changes in Nursing 541 (title and credit
Request for changes in Nursing 542 (title change).
d. Request for new
course: Nursing 561: APMH Practice Overview.
3. Request for new course in nursing (family and community
nursing) – Nursing 572: Diverse Vulnerable Populations.
4. Application for graduate credit for an undergraduate
course — Computer Science 457.
5. Request for change in IDT program requirements.
a. Request for new
course: IDT 500: Survey of Instructional Design.
b. IDT 510: deletion
IDT 520: change in title, prerequisites and course description.
d. Request for new
course: IDT 525: Development, Implementation and Evaluation
of Instructional Methods.
IDT 530: change in prerequisites.
Request for new course: IDT 535: Advanced Computer-Based
Request for new course: IDT 540: Digital Media and Internet
Request for new course: IDT 545: Instructional Simulations
Request for new course: IDT 550: Theories and Models
of Instructional Design.
Request for new course: IDT 560: Instructional Design
Request for new course: IDT 570: Human Performance Technology.
l. Request for new
course: IDT 580: Intro to Web Based Instruction
6. Consent agenda items:
Change of title: Masters in Physician Assistant Studies
to Master of Physician Assistant Studies.
Request for change in program requirements for the master
of music in composition and request for new courses
for music: Music 537, 538, 539.
Request for new courses: English 515, 516, and 524.
d. Request for new
course: ME 532: Advanced Dynamics.
Request for change in program requirements for anatomy
and cell biology (admission requirement change).
7. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit,
dean, graduate school
departments invited to attend the UND Bismarck Showcase
The President’s Office and the Alumni Association
and Foundation will host the UND Bismarck Showcase
Monday, Jan. 24. All departments are invited to participate
by attending or hosting a display booth. This will
be a great networking opportunity to show the Bismarck/Mandan
area and our legislative contingent what is happening
on our campus, how we are growing, and what our needs
may be. The event will take place at the Best Western
Doublewood Inn from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Booth space
is free. Please contact Nancy, 777-3678, for a showcase
booth form or for further information.
Plan to attend today.
– UND Alumni Association and Foundation
offers private piano, guitar lessons
The music department offers private
lessons in piano and guitar. These are arranged
at the students’ and instructors’ convenience.
Two pre-school music classes are also available for
children and are taught at the Hughes Fine Arts Center
on campus. There are 10 sessions and the cost
is $60 per child for the semester. For information
on lessons and classes, call Karen at 777-2830. Classes
start Jan. 24.
— Barbara Lewis, music
Love Your Body Week
Celebrate the diversity of every body
during Love Your Body Week, Monday through Friday,
Jan. 24-28. Free T-shirts will be given to the first
50 people at each event. Bring an ad that portrays
a positive or negative body image to any event and
receive a Love Your Body prize. The schedule follows.
Monday, Jan. 24: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., sweet indulgence
party, Loading Dock, Memorial Union. Enjoy free decadent
chocolate treats, IMPACT self-defense demonstration,
and media/body image exhibit.
Tuesday, Jan. 25: 7:30 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom,
international fashion show, presented by the International
Student Organization; 8 p.m., Memorial Union Ballroom,
“The History of the Seductress,” presented
by Betsy Prioleau, scholar-in-residence at New York
University, professor at Manhattan College, author
of Seductress: Women Who Ravished the World and Their
Lost Art of Love and Circle of Eros: Sexuality in
the Works of William Dean Howells.
Wednesday, Jan. 26: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Main Gym,
Hyslop Sports Center, Denim Day walk with the presidents,
free fruit and water; 7 p.m., International Centre,
Thursday, Jan. 27: noon, International Centre, meet
and eat program with free lunch, “Self-Help
Techniques to Nurture Your Psyche and Your Physique,”
presented by Donna Morris.
Friday, Jan. 28: 6:30 a.m., Wellness Center, Fitness
Friday group exercise, with free fruit and water.
Free group exercise classes will be offered all week
at the Wellness Center. Call 777-2097 for more information.
Sponsors include the University program council, women’s
center, student health services, and the wellness
– Jane Croeker, student health services
Club hosts film series
The Anthropology Club will host
a film series at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl. All films are free to the public
and the University community.
Films and dates for the club Global Visions
film series follow:
Tuesday, Jan. 25, Bend It Like
Beckham;Monday, Feb. 7, Maria
Full of Grace; Tuesday, Feb. 22,
Children of Heaven; Tuesday, March 8,
Quest for Fire; Tuesday, March
22, Lila; Tuesday, April 5,
What the Bleep Do We Know?; Tuesday,
April 19, Carandiru; Tuesday,
May 3, The Story of the Weeping Camel.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
Teaching” program will discuss respect
between students, faculty
Our Relationships With Students” is the
topic of the next “On Teaching”
lunch. Recent articles in the Chronicle
of Higher Education argue that disrespect (and
worse) has become an increasing problem in the
classroom–and not just on the part of
students. Unpleasant faculty-student interactions,
whether precipitated by disrespectful behaviors
by students (e.g., cell phone use during class)
or faculty (e.g., cutting sarcasm directed
toward a student) can have powerful effects
on the teaching and learning that take place.
In this session, we’ll look at two of
these articles and consider faculty-student
dynamics at UND. What’s wrong, what’s
right, and what should change?
The session will be held on Wednesday,
Jan. 26, from noon to 1 p.m. in the
Memorial Room of the Union. To register
for lunch (provided by OID), call 777-4998 or
Lunch reservations must be received by noon
Monday, Jan. 24.
— Joan Hawthorne, University writing
house will honor Mike Powers
Safety and environmental health
will host a retirement open house for Mike Powers,
fire safety coordinator, Thursday, Jan.
27, from 2 to 4 p.m. in the second
level lobby of the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Everyone is invited. Mike has 33 years of service
to UND and has worked in various areas, including
housing, facilities, and safety. Please
join us in celebrating Mike’s service
to UND and wishing him the best of luck in retirement.
— Corrinne Kjelstrom, insurance specialist
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908
University Ave., hosts International Nights
on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The Jan. 27 program will
feature Nepal. Please join us.
– International programs, 777-6438
Musica will present children’s choirs
Grand Forks Pro Musica will
present the Grand Cities Children’s Choirs
Thursday, Jan. 27, with Ruth
Ann Tuseth, guest organist. The choirs, Accordo
Voce and Canto Voce with director Allison Brooks
and pianists/organists Lynn Liepold and Jennifer
Moore, will sing at 7:30 p.m. at First Presbyterian
Church, 5555 South Washington, Grand Forks.
The choirs, founded by Melanie Popejoy, will
appear in a concert of various styles of music,
including songs with North Dakota’s Aeolian-Skinner
organ, in the Pro Musica series. This is the
fourth evening in a series of six events this
season with upcoming concerts will feature Pulitzer
Prize in Music winner and composer/pianist William
Bolcom and Joan Morris, artist residents at
the University of California-Berkeley, March
3 and organist Andrew Unsworth of Salt Lake
City on May 5. The series brings together local,
national and international performers to benefit
the Aeolian-Skinner organ at First Presbyterian.
— Christopher Anderson, music
holds Friday seminar series
The pharmacology, physiology,
and therapeutics department will hold a Friday
afternoon seminar series at 3 p.m. in Room 3933,
Medical Science. The schedule follows.
Jan. 28, Gerald F. Combs Jr.,
director, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center, “Considerations from Selenium Metabolism:
Towards Informed Assessment of Selenium Status.”
Feb. 4, Holly Brown-Borg,
UND, “Stress Resistance and Aging: Lessons
from the Ames Dwarf Mouse.”
Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
Services plans Jan. 29 open house
The Office of Enrollment Services
will hold an open house for prospective UND
students (transfer students and local high school
juniors) on Saturday, Jan. 29.
Students will arrive at 8:30 a.m. in the Memorial
Union. Staff and faculty are encouraged to inform
their family and friends of this opportunity
to participate in this campus visitation opportunity.
– Kenton Pauls, director, Enrollment
Gala Benefit Dinner and Art Auction set for
The 14th annual North Dakota
Museum of Art Gala Benefit Dinner and Silent
Art Auction has been scheduled for Saturday,
Jan. 29, beginning at 5:30 p.m. The benefit
dinner, which has been both a successful social
event and major fundraiser, will be held in
the galleries of the North Dakota Museum of
Art. Kim Holmes of Sanders 1907 is the master
chef for the seven-course meal. Dress is black
tie optional, and valet service is provided.
Reservations are $85 per person. The tables
seat eight with a maximum of 256 guests.
Dennis and Juli Reisnour, along with Charlie
and Julie Jeske, co-chair the planning committee.
Along with a dedicated volunteer committee,
numerous sponsors make this evening possible.
Over 50 private and corporate sponsors are committed
to supporting the benefit dinner this year.
As with each of the previous benefits, a silent
art auction will be held throughout the evening.
Gretchen Kottke, an artist from Cooperstown,
N.D., curated this year’s silent art auction.
About 65 pieces from regional and national artists
are for sale. The works include paintings, prints,
ceramics, glass, photographs, woodcraft, metal
sculpture and mixed media, all with starting
bids of $100 or less. The artists’ reserve
bid is the beginning bid for their art. The
Museum and artist both benefit from the sales.
Several artists have donated their work to the
auction as they have in the past. The artwork
will be on the mezzanine and ready for preview
by Sunday, Jan. 23.
This fundraiser will also raffle an art piece,
which is a set of 10 unframed prints by 10 different
artists who have exhibited at the Museum. The
raffle item is valued at $1,000, and 100 chances
will be sold at $25 each prior to and during
the dinner. The raffle drawing will be held
at the end of the evening.
The meal is a seven-course feast supervised
by Master Chef Kim Holmes of Sanders 1907 and
prepared and served in cooperation with dining
services. The menu this year features tomato
basil soup, vegetable tureen, an entrée
of sliced filet with a portobello demi-glaze,
five-cheese potatoes with baby carrots, topped
off with banana split cheesecake. Vegetarian
meals are provided with prior request. Fine
wines chosen by wine connoisseur Mike McCullough
accompany the meal. Jan Heitmann of All Seasons
and artist Adam Kemp are the designers for the
centerpieces at each of the 32 tables and the
special gallery decorations. A drawing for each
centerpiece takes place at the end of the evening.
Proceeds from dinner reservations and art and
raffle sales are used for programming and exhibitions
at the Museum. Exhibitions would not be possible
without funds collected at this and other fundraisers,
and generous contributions from sponsors –
both corporate and individual.
For information about making a reservation or
volunteering, call 777-4195.
The Museum is located on Centennial Drive in
Grand Forks. The Museum is open Monday through
Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Saturday and
Sunday from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
offers winter activities
The Greenway offers the following
Saturday, Jan. 29, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Frosty
Bobber, downtown East Grand Forks on the banks
of the Red and Red Lake Rivers. Enjoy a 5K fun
run, frozen fish toss, cardboard sled races,
food tent, ice fishing competition, and more.
For more information, call (218) 773-9565.
Saturday, Jan. 29, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., River’s
Edge Candlelight Ski. Ski a half-mile cross
country trail beginning at the South Point fire
station. In case of bad weather, the event will
be cancelled. For more information, call (218)
Friday, Feb. 4, Candlelight Ski, Lincoln Drive
Park, 6 to 8 p.m. Free ski rentals are available
on a first-come, first-served basis.
Saturday, Feb. 5, Lincoln Drive Park, 10 a.m.,
recreation fun ski with free ski rentals; 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m., free chili feed, sponsored by
Southgate; 1 to 3 p.m., free instructional clinics,
snow shoe romp, cycleski (winterize your mountain
bike), waxing demo, and enjoy the new recreation
area with ice skating and sledding.
The Greenway offers opportunities to enjoy cross
country skiing and snow shoeing. Two ski trails
have been groomed in Lincoln Drive: the classical
trail winds five kilometers, the skate ski trail
runs two kilometers. For trail maps and ski
and snow shoe rental, call (701)746-2750 or
– Jane Croeker (student health),
for Kim Greendahl, Greenway Specialist
annual Hultberg Lectureship set for Feb. 3
The College of Business and
Public Administration will hold the 18th annual
Hultberg Lectureship Thursday, Feb. 3, 7:30
to 9 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl,
with a reception following in the Fireside Lounge.
The theme is “Leadership Challenges in
a Changing World.”
The following individuals have been invited
to participate in this year’s events:
Shirley Dykshoorn, director, Fannie
Mae Partnership Office, Bismarck.
Mary Fischer, apparel manager,
Polaris Industries, Inc., Medina, Minn.
Sara Lord, assurance manager, Deloitte
& Touche, Minneapolis, Minn.
Laure E. Park, vice president,
investor relations, Quest Diagnostics, Inc.,
The Hans and Susanna Hultberg Lectureship was
established by their daughter, Clara E. Anderson,
through the University of North Dakota Foundation.
Anderson graduated from the College of Business
and Public Administration in 1928. Her hometown
was Washburn, N.D.
Each year prominent women alumni from the UND
bring their leadership and experiences to the
University community through this event.
The lectures are free and open to the public.
For further information, contact Lisa Spencer
at 701-777-2224 or email@example.com.
Ralph will host USHL Prospects/All-Star Game
The world’s best hockey just keeps coming
to town as Ralph Engelstad Arena hosts the USHL
Prospects/All-Star Game Tuesday, Feb.
8, at 7 p.m. See the world’s
top junior hockey talent competing in America’s
only tier one league. Tickets are on sale now
at $15.50 for general admission and $7 for UND
students with ID, high school students and below.
Stop by the REA box office, call 772-5151, or
go online to theralph.com. Plus, you can be
a part of the USHL All-Star banquet
Monday, Feb. 7, at 6:30 p.m. in the
Alerus Center. Join the All-Stars for an evening
featuring a silent auction, dinner and guest
speaker Lou Lamoriello, president and general
manager of the New Jersey Devils. Silent auction
items will include a Colorado Avalanche autographed
jersey by Peter Forsberg, a Jason Blake NY Islanders
jersey, Mario Lemieux jersey, and much more.
Call 777-3050 to make your reservations.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena
workshop will focus on web templates
The following U2 workshop is
being offered: Getting Started With the UND
Web Templates Using Dreamweaver (limited seating),
Tuesday, Feb. 8, 8:30 to 10 a.m., 361 Upson
II Hall. All University departments are required
to use the UND template for their web sites.
This session will cover downloading and customizing
the template, as well as creating web pages
based on it. Attendees should be familiar with
Dreamweaver. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Please register by contacting the University
Within the University (U2) office at 777-2128,
777-2140 (fax), www.conted.und.edu/U2
, or www.conted.und.edu/U2
. Please include name, title, department, box
number, phone number, e-mail address, and how
you first learned about this workshop.
– Julie Sturges, U2 program
Below are U2 workshops for Feb.
7-10. Visit our web site for additional
workshops in January and February. Please reserve
your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name,
department, position, box number, phone number,
e-mail address, and how you first learned of
the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance;
it helps us plan for materials and number of
PowerPoint XP, Intermediate: Feb. 7,
9, and 11, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson
II (nine hours total). Prerequisite: PowerPoint
Beginning. Create custom design templates, create
presentation special effects, interface PowerPoint
with Excel and Word, publish to the Web, review
and broadcast presentations. Presenter: Maria
Getting Started with the UND Web Templates
using Dreamweaver (limited seating), Feb. 8,
8:30 to 10 a.m., 361 Upson II. All University
department are required to use the UND template
for their web sites. This 1.5-hour session will
cover downloading, customizing the UND web template
plus creating web pages based on the template.
Attendees should be familiar with Dreamweaver.
Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Generational Diversity - Truth or Hype?
Feb. 8, 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley
Room, Memorial Union. Fee is $20. Baby Boomers,
Generation X, Millennials… We hear much
about the different generations that are present
in today’s workplace… Is it really
an issue? This session provides an overview
of generational diversity, discusses the characteristics
of the different generations, and talks about
some of the conflicts, challenges and opportunities
that can result when different age groups collide
in today’s workplace. Understanding more
about generational diversity will better prepare
us as leaders, managers and supervisors, as
we strive to build organizational cultures that
result in high morale, high productivity and
high retention. Presenter: Tony Trimarco, director,
Transforming Relationships by Listening:
Feb. 8, 1:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky
Tech Incubator. Fee: $20 (includes materials
and refreshments). The most basic and powerful
way to connect to another person is to listen.
Perhaps the most basic thing we ever give to
each other is our attention. When people are
talking, there’s no need to do anything
but receive them. Just take them in, listen
to what they’re saying, care about it.
Most times caring about it is even more important
than understanding it. This workshop will help
you to slow down long enough to consider the
importance of this age-old art and will give
you a chance to practice new ways to listen
and experience the impact of listening. Presenter:
Records Disposal Procedures: Feb. 9,
1:30 to 3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
During this workshop you will learn more about
the process for destroying or transferring records
that have passed their retention time limits.
We’ll review the forms used and discuss
why it’s necessary to document. You will
take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire
process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s
easier to do than you think, and now’s
the time to do it! Presenter: Chris Austin,
Defensive Driving: Feb. 10,
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., River Valley Room,
Memorial Union. This workshop is required by
state fleet for all UND employees who drive
state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis,
received a traffic violation, or had an accident
while operating a state vehicle. Employees are
encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop
may also reduce your North Dakota insurance
premiums and could possibly remove points from
your driving record. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
Hiring International Employees, How to Acquire
H-1B and J-1 Visas: Feb. 10, 10 to
11:30 a.m., International Centre, 2908 University
Ave. In this workshop, officials responsible
for hiring and supervising international faculty,
researchers, medical residents, and professional
staff will become familiar with U.S. non-immigration
requirements concerning employment at UND. The
workshop will discuss H-1B Employment and J-1
Exchange Visitor visas, the required steps to
obtain such visas from the U.S. Government,
and available UND Office of International Programs
Presenter: Will Young, associate director, international
The Basics of IRB Review: Feb. 10,
1 to 4 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
All researchers planning to conduct human subject
research are required to complete training.
The workshop covers research ethics, federal
regulations, and UND policies regarding human
subject research. It will also review the Institutional
Review Board (IRB) forms and procedures. The
workshop will include two case studies and a
quiz, with time for questions. Presenter: Renee
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
the American Indian experience this spring
The University community is
invited to Exploring the American Indian Experience,
a series of activities designed to build community
awareness and understanding of American Indians.
You’ll have the opportunity to learn more
about the many aspects of contemporary Indian
issues and cultures. Through a series of community
forums and book discussions, you are encouraged
to discuss topics and freely ask questions of
each facilitator. All events are free and open
to the public.
The featured book is Essie’s Story:
The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher,
by Esther Burnett Horne and Sally McBeth.
Books will be available at Barnes & Noble,
B. Dalton, Waldenbooks, and local libraries.
Book discussion dates will be Thursday, Feb.
10, 7 to 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, led by
co-author Sally McBeth; and Tuesday, March 8,
7 to 9 p.m. at Barnes & Noble, led by Birgit
Hans, Indian studies.
We encourage faculty, staff and students to
read the book and participate in the discussions.
Faculty are encouraged to use the book in their
classrooms and promote the community book discussions
to their students.
Last year, more than 100 people attended each
of the book discussions, which are designed
to encourage the Greater Grand Forks community
to learn more about the American Indian cultures
and experiences. Everyone is welcome to attend
free of charge.
Other events in the series include community
Monday, Feb. 28, 7 to 9 p.m.,
Grand Forks Herald Community Room, 375 Second
Ave. N. (use alley entrance). The forum topic
is “Going to School: Aspects of the Indian
Experience,” with discussion leader Sebastian
Braun, visiting assistant professor, Indian
Tuesday, April 5, 7 to 9 p.m.,
Grand Forks Herald Community Room, 375 Second
Ave. N. (use alley entrance). The forum topic
is “From Dream to Nightmare: American
Indian Boarding Schools 1880-1920,” with
discussion leader Wilbert H. Ahern, Morse-alumni
distinguished teaching professor of history,
University of Minnesota-Morris.
Thursday, April 7, 7 to 9 p.m.,
Chester Fritz Auditorium. The forum topic is
“A Celebration of Life: Understanding
the Powwow Experience,” with discussion
leader Leander Russell McDonald, assistant professor,
National Resource Center on Native American
Aging, Center of Rural Health, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
American Indian dancers and singers from the
surrounding area will share their culture through
dance and song. Dr. McDonald will provide insight
into these annual community celebrations of
life by explaining the interaction between the
master of ceremonies, arena director, veterans,
dancers, singers, honorings and the community.
An informational presentation opens the forum
and a question and answer session will follow
the powwow demonstration.
Sponsors are the office of the president, office
of vice president for academic affairs, office
of the vice president for student and outreach
services, office of University relations, College
of Education and Human Development in cooperation
with the American Indian Programs Council, American
Indian Student Services, Barnes & Noble
Bookstore, Indian studies, continuing education,
Grand Forks Herald, and the University of North
Dakota Indian Association (UNDIA).
For more information and updates about the AIE
series of events, contact continuing education
777-2663, 1-866-579-2663, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Continuing education
education study team will make report and recommendations
All members of the University
community are invited to a special lunch meeting
from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 11,
to hear the report and recommendations of the
general education longitudinal study team.
An important part of UND’s general education
assessment plan, the longitudinal study is an
interview-based study in which students talk
with faculty study team members about their
perspectives on the goals of general education.
Although the study is still in progress and
will continue until the last student being interviewed
graduates, the team has gathered a large amount
of data and is ready to make some specific recommendations
regarding general education at UND.
The session will begin at noon with a report
on the study and its findings and move from
there into recommendations. Discussion
will follow. If you cannot be present for the
entire session, you are welcome to come for
the part that fits your schedule.
To register and reserve a free box lunch for
this event, please call Jana Hollands at 777-4998
by noon Friday, Jan. 28.
— Libby Rankin, Director, Office
of Instructional Development
to attend Manitoba French Festival
Cultural diversity in the winter
is possible. Want to attend le Festival du voyageur
Saturday, Feb. 12, with UND
in French Manitoba? Just visit
www.ifmidwest.org for details on how to
make the best of it.
- Virgil Benoit, languages
school sponsors scholarly forum
The graduate school is sponsoring
its campus-wide scholarly forum, which will
be held Tuesday through Thursday, Feb.
22-24. This year’s event will
feature open communications and research presentations
by microbiology and immunology department. The
keynote speaker, hosted by microbiology and
immunology, is Stanley Maloy, professor at San
Diego State University (http://www.bio.sdsu.edu/faculty/maloy.html).
The theatre arts department will present Metamorphoses,
a play by Mary Zimmerman during this event.
Presentations, exhibits and/or performances
from the campus community are encouraged. For
submission forms and guidelines go to www.graduateschool.und.edu
and look under “In the Spotlight.”
Please contact the graduate school at 777-2786
if you have any questions regarding the forum.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
for Founders Day banquet now on sale
Tickets for the annual Founders
Day banquet are now on sale. This year’s
event will be held Thursday, Feb. 24,
in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The pre-banquet
social with musical entertainment will begin
at 5:45 p.m. The banquet will begin at 6:30
The annual Founders Day banquet commemorates
the founding of UND in 1883. The banquet will
feature recognition of faculty and staff with
25 years of service to UND. Retired and retiring
faculty and staff with 15 or more years of service
to the University will also be honored. Awards
for outstanding teaching, research, service,
and advising will be presented to faculty members
and departments. The theme of the banquet this
year will focus on the 100th anniversary of
the founding of the UND School of Medicine and
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased through
the campus mail. UND employees recently received
a flyer describing the Founders Day celebration
and the ticket purchase procedure. Please use
the order form from that flyer to purchase your
tickets. Departments may reserve tables by using
the order form or by calling the number listed
on the flyer. Tickets are $12.50 each. Seating
is limited, so reserve early.
Please call Terri Machart in the vice president
for student and outreach services office at
777-2724 if you have questions or if you would
like an additional copy of the ticket order
— Fred Wittmann, vice president for
student and outreach services office
Government launches UNDerground
Student government has launched
an online community developed by a group of
computer science students.
UNDerground echoes the concept of an online
auction, and is a platform for anyone with a
valid UND U-Mail account to post items such
as textbooks, furniture, and open apartments,
giving other students and faculty the opportunity
to browse the site for merchandise.
For more information, contact Jessie Thorson,
public relations coordinator, student government,
– Student government
for Rural Health receives CDC grant
The Center for Health Promotion
at the school of medicine recently received
a grant from the national Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention (CDC) aimed at improving
health care for families and Native Americans
in North Dakota.
The grant, administered through the Association
of American Medical Colleges, will bring nearly
$240,000 to the Center for Health Promotion
over the next two years to support two projects,
according to Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm, project director
and associate professor of neuroscience.
“This program continues the rise of UND’s
Center for Health Promotion as a leading public
health research facility and a vibrant part
of the Red River Valley Research Corridor,”
said U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), who personally
lobbied CDC Director Julie Gerberding about
the grant and the absence of disease prevention
funding in rural states such as North Dakota.
“With this grant, UND will be able to
continue and expand its work toward better health
in rural communities. That’s important
research, and I’m pleased that it’s
being done in North Dakota.”
For the first project, the Center for Health
Promotion will collaborate with faculty at UND’s
Center for Family Medicine-Minot to provide
enhanced prenatal care to Native American patients.
The enhanced care will include the services
of a “health coach” to increase
communication between patients and their health
care providers, and to serve as a motivating
and supportive partner to women during their
Support services will also be available to help
expectant mothers cope with various physical
and mental health problems. The Center for Health
Promotion will then compare women receiving
this enhanced prenatal care compare with women
receiving the usual treatment.
The second project supported by the CDC grant
will examine the effectiveness of television
and radio messages promoting physical activity.
This study coincides with another Center for
Health Promotion project, the Coordinated Approach
to Child Health (CATCH), a comprehensive program
designed to improve the fitness and overall
health of children in several schools throughout
Half of the communities that currently conduct
the CATCH program in their school systems will
see television and radio mass media messages
promoting physical activity messages. The other
half of the communities will not. The Center
for Health Promotion will then document any
differences in levels of physical activity reported
by children in the two communities.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
office seeks input regarding environmental science
The Office of the Provost seeks
your input regarding environmental science at
UND. If you teach a course, offer a program,
or conduct research related to the environment,
we hope to hear from you. Our goal is to develop
a brochure/website that highlights all of the
current environmental options for current and
prospective students. Please forward information
to the Office of the VPAA and Provost at P.O.
Box 8176 or e-mail to email@example.com
by Monday, Feb. 7.
– Provost’s office
from UND academic catalog going to faculty,
staff for biennial updating
Academic departments are reminded
that they will soon receive copy from the current
UND academic catalog (undergraduate and graduate)
for biennial updating. The new version of the
catalog is scheduled for completion in June.
The graduate sections are being sent to the
graduate school; the undergraduate and other
sections are being sent by the registrar’s
office. The deadline for returning this copy
is Friday, Feb. 11. The index
of the catalog is also being sent to deans and
department chairs for their input.
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar
a faculty study seminar this spring
Faculty study seminars (FSS)
offer an opportunity for faculty to meet with
a small group of colleagues sharing an interest
in teaching and learning. Groups typically meet
four times during a semester, first for a planning
session and then to discuss readings at a pace
and on a schedule determined by group members.
In addition to the previously announced study
seminars for spring 2005, one new group has
been added. The three groups are:
UND Bush Longitudinal Study of Students’
Perspectives on their General Education Learning
Early in the spring semester, a report will
be issued that reviews four years of data from
UND’s longitudinal study of general education.
The report includes a year-by-year analysis
of interviews that follow about 100 UND
students, beginning with their first semester
on campus and continuing through their time
at the University. The report also includes
summaries of findings related to specific goals
for general education and recommendations regarding
the future of general education at UND. If you
are interested in general education, you will
want to take advantage of this opportunity to
learn more about findings from a study of UND
students’ perspectives on their learning.
The group will be facilitated by Anne Kelsch,
who served as co-coordinator of the gen ed study
and one of the 10-member faculty research team.
The Family Track: Keeping Your Faculties While
You Mentor, Nurture, Teach, and Serve, edited
by Constance Coiner and Diana Hume George
In a collection of essays that breaks the “polite
code of silence” often maintained especially
by “junior faculty who fear jeopardizing
tenure,” Coiner and George seek both to
document the experiences of faculty caught in
the crush of competing responsibilities and
to offer “practical, implementable suggestions”
for policy refinements. These authors
speak to a broad faculty audience.
Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary
Classroom by Marilla D. Svinicki
Svinicki describes this book as designed to
“bring the findings and theories of educational
psychology to the rest of the higher education
community.” In a book that’s
a readable balance of examples and scholarship,
she presents what’s known about increasing
students’ motivation to learn and improving
the quality and durability of the learning itself.
To sign up for one of these Faculty Study Seminars,
contact Joan Hawthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org
or 777-6381. Mention the group you’d like
to join and include a copy of your spring semester
schedule. Your group will begin meeting in late
January or early February.
– Joan Hawthorne, University writing
sciences library lists hours
The health sciences library
regular hours follow.
Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday – Thursday,
7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to
6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
– April Byars, Library of the Health
Union lists regular hours
Regular operating hours for
the Memorial Union through May 12 follow.
Administrative office, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday;
barber shop, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday–Friday;
closed Saturday and Sunday; computer labs,
7:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m. Monday-Thursday, 7:30
a.m. to 10:45 p.m. Friday, 10 a.m. to 10:45
p.m. Saturday, noon to 1:45 a.m. Sunday; craft
center, noon to 5 p.m. Monday and Friday,
noon to 9 p.m. Tuesday-Thursday, closed Saturday
and Sunday; credit union, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday;
dining center, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday-Friday,
closed Saturday and Sunday; food court, 10 a.m.
to 9 p.m. Monday-Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday,
Great Clips, to be announced; Internet
Café and public area, 7:30
a.m. to midnight Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to midnight
Saturday, 11 a.m. to midnight; lifetime
sports center, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. Monday-Saturday,
noon to 11 p.m. Sunday; parking office,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday
and Sunday; post office, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday; Stomping
Grounds, 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Monday-Friday,
8 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, noon to 10 p.m.
Sunday; student academic services,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday
and Sunday; U card office, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and
Sunday; C-store, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday; Union
services, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday-Friday,
10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, noon to 9 p.m. Sunday;
learning center, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday;
building hours, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m. Monday-Thursday,
7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday (lower level
open until 2 a.m. Sunday-Thursday, first
floor open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday,
second and third floors open until 11 p.m.).
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
language circle available
The Speech-Language and Hearing
Clinic continues to offer a new program for toddlers
22-36 months in age. The toddler language circle
is a small group, language-based program for both
typically developing young children and those
who are at risk or who are delayed in their language
development. Speech, language and pre-literacy
skills will be encouraged with parents being an
integral part of the program. The curriculum will
provide opportunities for language learning that
are embedded within typical routines and contexts
experienced by young children in natural environments.
Individual goals and attention are given to each
toddler. The sessions will be 1-1/2 hours in length
(9:30 to 11 a.m.), Mondays and Wednesdays following
the academic calendar, and will be located at
the University Children’s Center, 525 Stanford
Road. The cost for the semester is $175 for campus
faculty/staff/student families, or $225 for other
families (includes a snack and materials fee).
Arrangements may be made for fee adjustment. This
program is staffed with graduate speech-language
pathology students under the supervision of a
certified speech-language pathologist. Please
call Polly Alfonso at 777-4808 or Mary Jo Schill
at 777-3727) for more information.
Yoga classes are offered at the
Lotus Meditation Center at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for
beginners and mixed levels and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday
for intermediate levels. The classes will
continue through March 3, and a new session will
begin March 22. The cost for a single class is
$10, and the full eight-week session costs $65.
For more information or to register, call Dyan
Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or e-mail email@example.com.
sought for memory study
We are seeking younger adults, ages
21 to 35, and older adults, ages 60 to 80, to take
part in a study of the effects of nutritional status
on age differences in memory performance. The study
takes about three hours to complete. The testing will
take place at the Human Nutrition Laboratory near
campus. Participants will be paid $25. Scores will
be completely confidential and will not be associated
with names; participants will be given a subject number
and names will not be used. Participation is limited
to those without any previous history of a stroke,
multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease.
The study will be conducted by Tom Petros (psychology),
in collaboration with James Penland (Grand Forks USDA
Human Nutrition Laboratory), and Patricia Moulton
(Center for Rural Health).
If you are interested in scheduling a time to participate
or in finding out more about the study, please call
Jason Douglas at 777-4779.
– Tom Petros, psychology
Day is last Wednesday of the month
Wednesday, Jan. 26, is the last Wednesday
of the month and thus Denim Day. So, pay your dollar,
wear your button, and enjoy wearing your casual duds.
As always, all proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching
other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call
me and I'll set you up with buttons and posters for
- Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791,
for the Denim Day committee
of month is deadline for OID summer program
Faculty are reminded that the
deadline for two instructional development-sponsored
summer programs is coming up soon.
Summer instructional development professorship
applications are due Monday, Jan. 31.
Applications for the new faculty teaching seminar,
scheduled for June 15-17 and 20-22,
are due Feb. 1.
See the OID web page for further information
and application guidelines. Or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
if you have questions.
— Libby Rankin, director, Office
of Instructional Development.
sought for shared instrumentation
The National Center for Research
Resources (NCRR) shared instrumentation grant
(SIG) program solicits applications from groups
of NIH-supported investigators to purchase or
upgrade commercially available instruments that
cost at least $100,000. The maximum award is
$500,000. Types of instruments supported include
confocal and electron microscopes, biomedical
imagers, mass spectrometers, DNA sequencers,
biosensors, cell sorters and NMR spectrometers,
Awards are for one year for direct costs only.
Cost sharing is not required. Since the cost
of the various instruments will vary, it is
anticipated that the size of the award also
will vary. The total amount awarded and the
number of awards will depend on the funds available
for the SIG program.
To be eligible to apply, three or more NIH funded
investigators (principal investigators of active
P01, R01, U01, R35 or R37 research grants) who
will be users of the requested instruments must
be identified. Eligible principal investigators
include any technically qualified research scientists.
Applicants are encouraged to contact program
staff listed in the PA prior to submitting an
application, which can be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-05-028.html.
The application receipt date is March
— Barry Milavetz, interim director,
research development and compliance
applications due Feb. 15
The fourth deadline for submission
of applications to the Senate Scholarly Activities
Committee (SSAC) is Tuesday, Feb. 15.
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 at that time.
The fifth deadline for submission of applications
is Monday, May 2. Travel applications
will be considered at that time only for travel
that will occur between May 3, 2005, and Sept. 15,
2005. No other applications will be considered
at that time.
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 (or
FRCAC) 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 research development
and compliance, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4279, or on
RD&C’s home page (on UND’s home page
under “Research”). A properly signed original
and 11 copies of the application must be
submitted to RD&C on or prior to the published
deadline. 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 committee members for information
or guidance when preparing your application. Their
names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are
available on RD&C’s home page or by calling
RD&C at 777-4279.
— Fred Remer, chair, Senate scholarly activities