41, NUMBER 20: January 23, 2004
Campuses changing payroll system in July
Forums will focus on “The American Indian Experience”
• Biology candidates will present seminars
• Adult re-entry coordinator candidates will
• Physician assistant
students graduate Friday
• Graduate committee
• Session outlines new earth
system science master’s program
Love Your Body Week
• Photography on
exhibit at Myers Gallery
addresses forensic science and the media
scholar to present music lecture
Center lists classes, events
Lectureship set for Feb. 5
• Feast of Nations
tickets on sale
• PRSSA presents benefit
• “Broadway in Your
Own Backyard” continues at UND theatre
Six finalists named for NDUS chancellor post
• Business Office moves to Union for fee payment
Jan. 22, 23
• Rural Assistance Center produces national
resultsin first year
• Hippocratic dignity award established at
• Speakers sought for science seminars
• Submissions sought for Merrifield competition
• Graduate School requests participation in
• Join a spring faculty study seminar!
• Summer professorship applications due
• U2 workshops listed for Jan. 27 to Feb.
• Founders Day banquet tickets now on sale
• ConnectND corner
• UND ConnectND newsletter available online
• Donations of annual leave sought
• Parking passes available at visitor lot
• Denim Day is last Wednesday of month
• Memorial Union lists spring semester hours
• Remembering Walter Ellis
• Remembering John Noll
• Remembering Doris Carlson
Research, grant opportunities listed
changing payroll system in July
The North Dakota University System is moving to a twice-a-month
payroll with a 15-day lag effective July 1, 2004. With the change,
pay day will be the last day of the month for the period from
the first day of the month to the 15th day of the month, and the
15th day of the following month for the period from the 16th day
of the month to the end of the month. That policy amendment was
approved by the State Board of Higher Education on Jan. 15.
All NDUS employees will be paid twice a month and no one will
lose money as a result of this change. The adjustment to a lag
is considered a “best practice,” which will provide
for a more accurate payroll, paycheck and pay stub, and increased
payroll processing efficiency using the new PeopleSoft database.
To offset any temporary hardship when the change takes place,
employees are eligible for a half-month salary advance, to be
repaid within the following year. Banks and credit unions are
being notified so they can accommodate adjustments in payment
The SBHE payroll policy action follows the recommendation of
the NDUS Human Resource Council, Administrative Affairs Council,
ConnectND Steering Committee, ConnectND Project Team, NDUS Chancellor’s
Cabinet and the board’s Budget and Finance Committee. Mayville
State University and Valley City State University, the two ConnectND
pilot campuses, have been operating with a payroll lag for the
past nine months.
For more information, see the following. Background and facts
are also available from the Payroll FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
section on the ConnectND Web site http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/.
UND-specific information is available on the payroll web site
NDUS Pay Cycle Change
Semi-Monthly with 15-day Lag
Effective July 1, 2004
Questions and Answers
Updated January 15, 2004
In October of 2002, the ConnectND Steering Committee considered
a decision from the ConnectND Payroll Module and the ConnectND
HRMS Project team to unify the Higher Education pay cycles to
a semi-monthly pay cycle with a 15-day lag for all NDUS employees,
(both hourly and salaried) with pay dates of the 15th and last
day of each month. This change would provide a more accurate payroll,
paycheck, and pay stub, and provide payroll processing efficiency
using the new PeopleSoft database shared with State Government.
The Executive Steering Committee voted to support this decision,
but asked that the lag be reduced to the shortest amount possible.
In addressing this request, the Payroll Module client and consultant
leads determined that eight days was the shortest time possible
which would still provide for an accurate payroll, with paydays
on the eighth and 23rd of each month.
There is now nine months of experience with PeopleSoft payroll
processing on the pilot sites Mayville State University, Valley
City State University and the Chancellor’s Office. Based
on that experience, looking forward to the impact this change
will have once all schools are live on the system, and a request
from the Bank of North Dakota that one more day be added for Direct
Deposit clearing, the Executive Steering Committee has voted to
support using a 15-day lag starting July 1, 2004.
1. Has there been any input to this decision?
For this particular decision, there has been significant input
and comment. Every campus has had input through their human resource
representative, administrative affairs vice president and president.
The Executive Steering Committee includes representatives from
each of the major University System Councils (Academic Affairs,
Administrative Affairs and Student Affairs) as well as a faculty
2. How was this decision reached?
This fall, the Human Resource Council of the North Dakota University
System conducted a thorough study of the issue and recommended
a change to a 15-day lag. This study was then reviewed by the
Administrative Affairs Council of the NDUS, and also approved.
The Executive Steering Committee referred the issue back to the
HRMS Project Team. The Team agreed with the study, and the Executive
Steering Committee voted to move the payroll cycle to semi-monthly
with a 15-day lag. The Chancellor’s Cabinet reviewed and
supported that decision on Dec. 17, 2003. The State Board of Higher
Education approved a policy changing payroll dates at its January
3. When will this take effect? Will I lose money?
This change will take effect July 1, 2004. Employees will receive
the same salary; the timing of it will shift to two weeks later.
4. When will paydays be?
For time worked the 1st through 15 of the month: last working
day of the month;
For time worked the 16-last working day: 15th of the following
5. Why is 15 days considered the lowest lag time?
Based on the experience of the pilot sites, it takes this long
to process absence reports (annual leave, sick leave, other paid
or unpaid leaves), pay changes, time slips, and overtime slips,
run the payroll, get the information to the Bank of North Dakota,
allow time for the Bank of North Dakota to get the information
to employee banks, have the banks process the deposit, and allow
for a holidays and weekends that fall into the schedule.
6. What tools or resources will be made available to
employees to help with the transition?
Because some employees may need to adjust bill payment (e.g. car
payments, child support) dates, the same salary advance program
used for the pilot sites in Phase I will be available for this
Phase II change as well. A salary advance would be available to
salaried employees (benefited and GTA’s, GRA’s and
GSA’s) impacted by the lag. The salary advance provides
funds up to one-half of one month’s salary to be repaid
over a maximum of a 12-month period. Employees will be sent information
regarding this advance and how they can request one. If employees
do not request an advance, they would not receive a check on July
7. How will my bank know my campus is changing its pay
Chancellor Hillman will send out a letter to North Dakota banks
and credit unions, and campus HR/payroll staff will also have
a copy of that letter they can make available to you for other
8. If I take the advance, will taxes be taken from the
Based on conversations with the IRS, taxes will be withheld on
the advance. They have advised this be treated as income, but
not wages. The advance repayments will be a pre-tax deduction.
This is being done so the taxes end up being withheld in the correct
9. If I take the advance, what other deductions will
be taken from the check?
Since premiums are due on a monthly basis, insurance premiums
for people taking the advance will be deducted from the advance.
Since credit union deductions are usually loan payments, they
will also be deducted from the advance. If you do not request
an advance, and your credit union deduction is for a loan payment,
you must call the credit union and request an extension on your
loan, or a different method of payment.
10. If I don’t take the advance, how will be insurance
deductions be paid?
An entire month’s premium will be deducted from the July
30 paycheck. After that, your normal premium will be deducted
from every semi-monthly paycheck.
11. Why aren’t salary-based deductions, such as
the TIAA-CREF contribution, taken on the advance?
The TIAA-CREF plan document specifies that contributions are paid
based on compensation. The advance is not compensation. Employees
will get their full TIAA-CREF contribution as their wages are
paid (and prior to the advance repayment being deducted).
12. How will this change affect me if I’m on payroll
Paydays will remain the same, but with a 15-day lag. If you do
not request an advance, you will not receive a check on July 15
and will only receive your regular semi-monthly salary on July
30. This means that you will receive 23 paychecks in 2004, instead
of 24. If you request an advance, the advance would be paid July
15, instead of your regular July 15 paycheck. An advance will
be available July 15 and repayment would begin August 13.
13. If I’m a nine-month employee and not on payroll
July 1, can I still request an advance?
Yes, in 2004 you could:
Sign up for an advance by August 1;
Receive the advance August 30;
Have a regular payday September 15;
Start an advance repayment schedule September 30.
14. What about nine-month faculty members with a specified-amount
contract? Won’t the 15-day lag mean they won’t get
their full salary?
Employees will get their full salary. The timing of the payments
will be 15 days later.
15. The Governor has mandated a payroll with no lag.
How can Higher Ed do something differently?
Higher Ed is governed by the State Board of Higher Education.
16. Why would Higher Ed choose to do something different
from State agencies?
Higher education differs from state government in some structural
ways, such as the type of retirement plans, contributions and
calculations. Higher education payroll also differs in some functional
ways, including the large number of part-time (often student)
employees and complex time and effort reporting related to multiple
fund sources and appointments which are much more common in higher
17. Sometimes my department is treated like a state agency.
Other times my department is treated as if it reports to Higher
Ed. Which pay system applies to me?
If your paycheck currently comes from an institution of higher
education, you will be paid semi-monthly with a 15-day lag effective
July 1, 2004.
18. Can the decision implementing the 15-day payroll
lag be reversed?
We understand that this may cause a hardship for many employees.
We will do whatever we can to soften the impact, but employees
must understand that the State Board of Higher Education has made
their decision. We encourage all employees to start planning for
the payroll lag immediately.
19. How can I get more information about the payroll
lag and advance?
Additional information, regarding the process for requesting the
advance, will be coming out in the next few weeks.
This Q & A document will be placed on the payroll web site
and the ConnectND @ UND website (www.und.edu/cnd)
for your review as the project moves forward. If you still have
questions, after reading this document, or in the future, please
email those questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org. I will
respond to any new questions and post the answers on the Payroll
website. Please do not call the Payroll Office, since this contains
the latest available information and is updated regularly.
If you do not agree with a response to your question, or have
additional concerns that are not addressed in the response, you
may contact Bob Gallager at the Vice President for Finance Office
or e-mail him at email@example.com.
Implementation questions may also be asked by clicking on the
FAQ link of the ConnectND Web Site (http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/)
or by contacting Bob Jansen, NDUS Information Systems communications
coordinator, at 701-231-5805 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
will focus on “The American Indian Experience”
Beginning this month and leading up to the 35th annual University
of North Dakota Indian Association powwow in April, UND has scheduled
a series of book discussions and forums on the topic of “Exploring
the American Indian Experience.”
The events, sponsored by UND’s American Indian Programs
Council and a number of campus and community entities, are free
of charge and open to the public. The schedule:
- Jan. 22 and Feb. 23: Discussion of The Dull Knifes of Pine
Ridge: A Lakota Odyssey by Joe Starita, 7 to 9 p.m. in UND’s
Barnes & Noble University Bookstore. Birgit Hans, associate
professor of Indian studies, will discuss this account of four
generations of an American Indian family from South Dakota that,
according to critics, offers a unique glimpse into Lakota culture
from the 1870s to the 1990s.
- Jan. 29: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks
Herald community room. Greg Gagnon, associate professor of Indian
studies, will discuss “The Setting of the American Indian
Experience,” exploring the history and common beliefs
of and about American Indian culture.
- March 1: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks
Herald community room. Jim Grijalva, associate professor of
law, will discuss “Current Issue in Indian Country,”
which range from state-tribal jurisdictions and demographics
to treaties and gambling casinos.
- April 1: Community forum, 7 to 9 p.m. in the Chester Fritz
Auditorium. Brian Gilley, assistant professor of Indian studies,
- Russ McDonald, associate research director of the National
Resource Center on Native American Aging at UND, both of whom
will be involved in the UNDIA powwow on April 2-4 at the Hyslop
Sports Center, will explain the role of tradition in modern
powwows. Dancers and musicians will perform and explain the
significance of various aspects of the powwow and of American
More information about the events and the availability of the
Starita book is available at www.conted.und.edu/AIE.
candidates will present seminars
Two candidates will present biology seminars Friday, Jan. 23,
in 141 Starcher Hall. Maria Clauss of the Max Planck Institute
of Chemical Ecology in Germany will consider “Evolution
of Plant Defense: From Candidate Genes to Herbivore Choice”
at noon. Dr. Clauss is a candidate for the evolutionary biologist
At 3 p.m., Jennifer Curtiss of the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
will present “Exploring the Interplay of Selector Genes
and Signaling Molecules During Head Development in Drosophila
Melanogaster.” Dr. Curtiss is a candidate for the developmental
Everyone is welcome to attend.
– Biology department.
re-entry coordinator candidates will present forums
Open forum interview sessions will be held with two internal
candidates for the position of adult re-entry student services
coordinator. A presentation and open forum interview with Judy
Streifel Reller (U2 program) is set for Friday, Jan. 23, 1:30
to 2:30 p.m. A presentation and open forum interview with Elizabeth
Fletcher Lamb (disability support services) is scheduled for Friday,
Jan. 30, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Both sessions will be in the River
Valley Room, Memorial Union.
This new position is designed to support adult re-entry students,
defined as individuals over age 25 who are returning to school
after a break in their education. The coordinator will collaborate
with other units of the University to create an awareness of the
needs of re-entry students, to help re-entry students benefit
from the University’s total educational process, to assist
in the University’s effort to attract and retain qualified
re-entry students, to advise and mentor re-entry students on the
processes involved in becoming a student at UND, and to refer
students for counseling and other services as needed.
Since this position will interact with many other areas of the
campus, we seek your participation and input. The candidates will
give a brief presentation on their vision for this new position
and ways they would approach the development and introduction
of this new program, followed by a question-and-answer session.
For more information, please contact me.
– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union, 777-2898.
assistant students graduate Friday
Fifty-four students in the physician assistant (PA) program of
the School of Medicine and Health Sciences will receive certificates
marking completion of their studies on Friday, Jan. 23, at 4 p.m.,
Chester Fritz Auditorium.
The students, who represent 24 states and the U.S. Virgin Islands,
will hear a keynote address by Mary Wakefield, director of the
Center for Rural Health.
Thomas Rand, associate dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
and associate professor of humanities, will receive the outstanding
contributor to PA education award for his contributions to the
program. He has been instrumental in helping many students and
past grads receive bachelor’s degrees from UND.
This is the last class to complete a certificate through the
PA program. Last August, the program admitted its first class
of students for a master’s degree in physician assistant
studies. These students are expected to graduate in May 2005.
Physician assistants are health care professionals who practice
medicine with physicians’ supervision and guidance. Mary
Ann Laxen is director and Elizabeth Burns is medical director
of the program.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
committee meets Monday
The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, Jan. 26, from 3:05 to
5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
- Approval of minutes from Dec. 8.
- Probation/discussion policy under discussion by the undergraduate
academic policy and admissions committee. Eleanor Yurkovich,
3:05 to 3:30 p.m.
- Program review of geography. Tom Gilsdorf and Mark Askelson
will present, 3:30 to 4 p.m.
- New program: Master of Science in Applied Economics, 4 to
- Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
outlines new earth system science master’s program
An information session on the new graduate program in earth system
science and policy is planned for Monday, Jan. 26, 4 to 5:30 p.m.
in 220 Clifford Hall. Meet the faculty, learn about the program,
and tour the facilities. This interdisciplinary, student-centered
program begins in fall 2004, and applications for master’s
degrees are now being accepted. Graduate assistantships are available.
For information call 777-2482.
– Karen Katrinak, Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.
Love Your Body Week
Come and celebrate the diversity of every body during the fourth
annual Love Your Body Week Monday, Jan. 26, through Friday, Jan.
30. Everyone is invited to take part in the events listed below.
They are all free of charge, and it is our hope that they will
encourage you to think about your body image as well as influence
you in taking care of your body in the future.
Monday, Jan. 26:
- Sweet Indulgence Party, Loading Dock, Memorial Union, 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Stop by for decadent chocolate and multimedia messages
on body image.
- Beginning yoga, wellness center, 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
- Beginning meditation, Theravada Buddhist tradition, Laura
Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center, 6 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 27:
- Walk with the Presidents, Hyslop Sports Center Track, 11:30
a.m. to 1 p.m. Enjoy free T-shirts and refreshments.
- Belly dancing with Betsi, wellness center, 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Jan. 28:
- Energy Chi with Nick, wellness center, 7:30 p.m. Enjoy a
form of self-defense training that enhances body awareness while
developing mental, physical, and spiritual discipline.
Thursday, Jan. 29:
- Transforming Body Image: Accepting and Respecting the Body
You Have, Kelly Bishop-Diaz, licensed psychologist, counseling
center, Women’s Center Meet & Eat, noon, International
Centre. Free luncheon.
Friday, Jan. 30:
- Body work group exercise, wellness center, 6:30 a.m. with
free T-shirts and refreshments.
Door prize drawings will be held at all events.
Look for positive body image messages displayed on mirrors throughout
campus and paper cutouts of varying body sizes to demonstrate
how every body is special and unique. Love Your Body Week is sponsored
by the women’s center, wellness center, and student health
services. For more information, contact the student health promotion
office at 777-2097.
– Jane Croeker, student health promotion.
on exhibit at Myers Gallery
The Col. Myers Gallery in Hughes Fine Arts Center features an
exhibition of 49 photographs by Les Skoropat of Fargo. His black-and-white
photos are made using conventional cameras and film but printed
and scanned with computer technology. Skorpat will give a gallery
talk Thursday, Jan. 29, at 2 p.m. The exhibit runs through Thursday,
– Brian Paulsen, art department.
addresses forensic science and the media
“Forensic Science and the Media: Information or Entertainment?”
will be presented Thursday, Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in 116 Merrifield
Hall. Phoebe Stubblefield will give the English department colloquium.
Dr. Stubblefield is a graduate of the University of Florida,
where she reviewed and consulted in hundreds of cases as a forensic
anthropologist at the C.A. Pound Human Identification Laboratory.
She is an assistant professor in the anthropology department here,
and director of the forensic science program, where she manages
the human identification laboratory.
Dr. Stubblefield will discuss the recent boom in forensic-science
programming on prime-time television, which has prompted a similar
boom in academic interest in the field. Although cable TV has
a longer history of such programming, network television has had
a greater role in portraying forensic science to the public. How
well does the media, in either its fact- or fiction-based programs,
inform the public about forensic science? She will review popular
forensic programming and discuss how television shapes our understanding
of what forensic science is.
– Joyce Coleman, English.
scholar to present music lecture
On Friday, Jan. 30, at 3:15 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, Michael Noone will deliver a public
lecture titled “From Renaissance Manuscript to 21st Century
CD: A Journey in Time and Sound.”
Noone, an Australian scholar who is spending a year as a research
fellow at Cornell, will talk about the entire process of resurrecting
ancient music, which he has done.
Noone is a graduate of Sydney University and King’s College,
Cambridge. His research has been on music in 16th-century Spain,
where he has studied music in Toledo, Seville, and at the Royal
Monastery of the Escorial. His research and discoveries have led
to his conducting over 20 major professional choral performances
in Australia, England, and Spain, and to his recording of five
CDs, with three more on the way. He has published a book and a
book-length edition, with two more editions in press; 18 journal
articles, and entries in three international musical encyclopedias.
Including smaller works, his output totals over 100 publications.
He has held numerous research fellowships, and has taught at the
University of Sydney, the University of Hong Kong, Canberra School
of Music, and the University of New England (Australia).
We are very privileged to have such an eminent scholar here,
and his talk, about bringing lost music to light, will be of great
interest. Noone lectured here once before, in 1993, when he was
a Fulbright Scholar at Cornell.
– Gary Towne, professor and chair, Music Department.,
Center lists classes, events
A five-week beginner course in insight meditation begins Monday,
Feb. 2, at 6 p.m. The class will be taught by Lora Sloan, director
of the Lotus Meditation Center, and Patrick Anderson, a former
Buddhist monk in the Theravada Thai Forest Tradition. For those
who have experience with meditation, we offer a sitting followed
by talks on spiritual issues and discussion every Monday at 7
A five-week beginner class is offered Mondays at 6 p.m. Feb.
2 to March 8; experienced meditators, Mondays at 7 p.m. for an
Sunday special events include: Feb. 15: Valentine’s Day-inspired
Dhamma talk with Patrick Anderson, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; Feb. 22: extended
practice session: walking and sitting meditation, 1:30 to 4 p.m.;
April 18: Dhamma talk with Patrick Anderson, 3 to 4:30 p.m.; April
25: extended practice session: walking and sitting meditation,
1:30 to 4 p.m.; and May 2: Mother’s Day-inspired Dhamma
talk with Patrick Anderson, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
A Sunday video series will be held at 1:30 p.m.: Feb. 1, Fierce
Grace, a documentary on Ram Dass’ stroke and spiritual journey;
Feb. 29, From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, part one
of a two-part PBS documentary on early Christianity; and April
4, From Jesus to Christ: The First Christians, part two of a two-part
PBS documentary on early Christianity.
Learn how to observe and work with your mind to access a more
peaceful, healthy, enjoyable way of living. No belief system necessary.
Come see for yourself.
All classes and events are free of charge and open to all. For
more information, contact me at 787-8839.
– Lora Sloan, director, Lotus Meditation Center.
Lectureship set for Feb. 5
The 17th annual Hultberg Lectureship series, “Integrating
Diversity into the Workplace,” will be held from 7:30 to
9 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 5, Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. It is presented
by the College of Business and Public Administration.
The Hans and Susanna Hultberg Lectureship was established by
their daughter, Clara E. Anderson, through the University of North
Dakota Foundation. Clara, a Washburn native, graduated from the
College of Business and Public Administration in 1928. This endowed
lectureship was established because of the love and encouragement
Clara received from her parents and her interest in stimulating
both challenges and opportunities for women in business.
Each year prominent women alumni from the College of Business
and Public Administration bring their leadership and experiences
to the University community through this event. This year’s
topic, “Integrating Diversity into the Workplace,”
includes diversity issues that encompass more than just people
of color; but include diverse ideas, beliefs, religions, sexuality,
age, gender, those challenged physically or mentally, and others.
Linda Butts, director of economic development and finance for
the State of North Dakota, Bismarck. She is the first woman to
hold the title of director of economic development and finance
in North Dakota. Before entering state government, Butts was a
small business owner in Carrington; her company was twice named
Outstanding Woman-Owned Business. A certified public accountant,
she worked as an auditor for Eide Helmeke and Charles Bailly in
Fargo. In 1994 she served as co-chair for the state’s delegation
to the White House Conference on Small Business. She has served
on several boards and commissions, including the Greater North
Dakota Association. She and her husband, Alan, have two grown
children and reside in Bismarck.
Sara Garland, president of the Greystone Group, Washington, D.C.
She is a government relations and public affairs consultant with
expertise in the federal appropriations process. A 27-year veteran
of Capitol Hill, Garland’s experience includes senior positions
with Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND), the late Sen. Quentin Burdick (D-ND),
and former Congresswoman Margaret Heckler (R-Mass.).
Garland received bachelor’s and master’s degrees
from UND. She has served as a member of the advisory neighborhood
commission of the District of Columbia and serves on the boards
of the Council for a Livable World-PeacePAC, the Agency for Instructional
Technology, and chairs the Energy and Environmental Research Center
Foundation. A former television reporter and college instructor,
Garland is a recipient of the American Society of Association
Executives’ Government Relations Award as part of a team
representing America’s public television stations, and is
listed in Who’s Who in American Politics. Married to Kim
E. Uhl, she has three children.
Kim Lattu, vice president and director of corporate audit at
Cargill, Minneapolis. Kim (Vossler) Lattu joined Cargill Inc.
as an accounting trainee when she graduated from the University
in 1978 with an accounting major. She has worked in numerous business
and functional areas during her career at Cargill including corporate
audit; corporate financial reporting; Cargill Steel and Wire –
Brookville, Ohio; Cargill Ferrous International; Caprock Industries
– Amarillo, Texas; human resources – compensation;
travel services; and the controller’s department. She was
named the vice president and director of corporate audit in November
2002. Lattu is on the board of governors for the Twin Cities Chapter
of the Institute of Internal Auditors. She is a CPA and CMA. She
and her family reside in Chanhassen, Minn. Her husband, Steve,
is also a Cargill employee and is the vice president and controller
for Horizon Milling. They have two daughters. She grew up in Wishek,
Kay Walter, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PwC), Minneapolis. She
attended the University from 1994 to 1998, earning a bachelor’s
degree in accountancy. She was hired by Coopers & Lybrand
in October of 1997 and commenced her career with PricewaterhouseCoopers
LLP (PwC) in September 1998, after the merger of Price Waterhouse
and Coopers & Lybrand in July 1998. Since joining PwC, Kay
has served numerous clients throughout the country in both audit
and consulting capacities. She is a member of PwC’s national
consumer finance practice and specializes in serving lending organizations
that originate mortgage, home equity and other consumer finance
products. She also teaches various courses, including PwC’s
new hire training as well as industry specific classes. She graduated
from Libertyville High School, Libertyville, Ill., in 1994 and
resides in Minneapolis.
— College of Business and Public Administration.
The University of Manitoba is sponsoring its third annual Teaching
and Learning Symposium Friday, Feb. 6.
The symposium will feature a keynote address by Don McCabe, professor
of organization management, Rutgers University. He will discuss
academic integrity. Over the last 12 years he has done extensive
research on college cheating and has surveyed over 50,000 students
at more than 100 colleges and universities in Canada and the United
States, as well as a nationwide survey of high school students
in the United States. He is founding president of the Center for
Academic Integrity, a consortium of over 300 colleges and universities
who are joined in a united effort to promote academic integrity
among college and university students.
The symposium will focus on academic integrity and students.
Research that has been conducted at the University of Manitoba,
as well as ongoing research, indicates that academic integrity
relies on a complex set of personal, academic, organizational,
and social values. This symposium will outline the findings of
national and campus research and discuss ‘cyber cheating,’
digital copyright, and reference management tools. The concurrent
presentations will also review the cultural aspects of academic
integrity, the management of a suspected case of academic dishonesty,
and practical strategies to help students avoid plagiarism.
This symposium will expand your teaching repertoires by acquiring
sound classroom instructional, motivational, and managerial ideas
and practices. It provides an arena to meet colleagues, share
personal teaching concerns, and discuss teaching and learning
Sessions will include interactive presentations on technology
and plagiarism, academic integrity across cultures, e-tools, information
literacy, and student success, profile of the Internet generation,
promoting academic integrity in the Internet age, avoiding digital
copyright violations, responding to breaches in academic integrity:
penalties, introduction to reference management tools, preventing
plagiarism, cheating and plagiarism using the Internet.
For more information or to register, visit www.umanitoba.ca/uts/
— Laura Driscoll, continuing education.
of Nations tickets on sale
The 42nd annual Feast of Nations will be held Saturday, Feb.
21, at the Alerus Center. Doors open at 5 p.m.; dinner is at 6
p.m. This year’s celebration will feature Rockalypso, a
Carribean band, and Hispanic Dance Theater, both from the Folk
Arts Council of Winnipeg. We will also have a variety of entertainment
by the international students and a performance by the Red River
Valley Gymnastics Acro Team. Don’t miss our special international
Tickets for the event are on sale now at the International Centre,
2908 University Ave., across from the Memorial Union. The cost
is $15 for non-students and $10 for students and children; reserve
your tickets by calling 777-4231. Credit card payment is needed
to reserve tickets by phone; we accept Visa, Discover, MasterCard
and American Express. You can also reserve a table of eight by
paying for 10. The additional two tickets will be given to student
performers and other volunteers.
For more information, call the Centre at 777-4231 or visit our
web page at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oip/feast.htm.
— Fr. Ty, coordinator, Feast of Nations, international
presents benefit performance
The Public Relations Student Society of America will give a benefit
production of Eve Ensler’s “The Vagina Monologues”
as part of the V-Day 2004 college campaign at 8 p.m. Saturday,
Feb. 28, Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks. V-Day is a
worldwide movement to stop sexual violence against women and girls,
and to proclaim Valentine’s Day as the day to celebrate
women and demand the end of abuse.
For more information on this event, please contact Tiffiny Dunn
at email@example.com or Shelle Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for PRSSA.
in Your Own Backyard” continues at UND theatre
The department of theatre arts continues their “A Little
Bit of Broadway in Your Own Backyard” season with Proof
by David Auburn and Private Lives by Noel Coward.
Proof, winner of the 2001 Pulitzer Prize for drama and Tony Award
for the best play, will open in the Burtness Lab Theatre Tuesday,
March 2, with performances through Saturday, March 6. This drama
is about the daughter of a renowned mathematician, whose credibility
and state of mind are put to the test when a groundbreaking mathematical
proof is found in her father’s papers. Proof will be directed
by Jim Williams (theatre arts).
Private Lives, a play of sophisticated comedy and wit, will be
directed by Mary Cutler (theatre arts). The play revolves around
Amanda and Elyot, a recently divorced couple who are on their
honeymoon with new spouses. When they accidentally meet at the
same hotel, they realize that they are still in love with each
other. Written in 1931, Private Lives has had four successful
Broadway revivals. It will run Tuesday, April 20, through Saturday,
April 24, at the Burtness Theatre.
All performances for both Proof and Private Lives start at 7:30
p.m. Tickets are $12, or $6 with a student I.D. Free reserved
parking is available on campus. For more information and reservations,
please call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587.
– Theatre arts.
finalists named for NDUS chancellor post
The North Dakota University System chancellor search committee
met and selected six finalists Jan. 20. A subcommittee will decide
how to structure the finalist interview process. The interviews
will take place between Feb. 23 and March 10. The subcommittee
members are Richard Kunkel (chair), Bev Clayburgh and Ann Burnett,
members of the State Board of Higher Education; Sharon Etemad,
president of Lake Region State College; and Lee Vickers, president
of Dickinson State University.
The six finalists are: Kendall Blanchard, former president, Fort
Lewis College, Durango, Colo.; Barry Dorsey, president, University
of Rio Grande in Ohio; Daniel Layzell, deputy director for planning
and budgeting, Illinois Board of Higher Education; Charles Lyons,
president, University of Maine, Augusta, and vice chancellor,
University of Maine System; Brian Pitcher, provost, University
of Idaho; and Robert Potts, president, University of North Alabama.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, with information
from Debra Anderson, public affairs director, North Dakota University
Office moves to Union for fee payment Jan. 22, 23
Spring 2004 fee payment will be conducted Thursday and Friday,
Jan. 22-23. If you are consulting with an individual who needs
one-on-one assistance from the Business Office staff, please refer
that individual to the Memorial Union Ballroom business manager’s
table on Jan. 22 and 23. The Business Office in Twamley Hall will
be closed these two days. Your assistance is appreciated.
– Wanda Sporbert, business office.
Assistance Center produces national results in first year
The Rural Assistance Center (RAC) at the Center for Rural Health
(CRH) has provided national access to a full range of available
programs, funding, and research on rural health and human services
during its first year of operation.
Since it was launched on Dec. 11, 2002, RAC has provided assistance
through their web site and e-mail, phone, fax and in-person requests
to people in 49 states, Washington, D.C., and five countries.
“Through RAC, the nation’s ‘information highway’
for rural health and rural human services starts in North Dakota
— at UND’s doorstep,” said Mary Wakefield, director
of the Center for Rural Health. “This initiative positions
UND as a national resource for rural health.
RAC makes virtually all its information web-accessible. Web-based
services at www.raconline.org attracted more than 54,000 visitors
to the site.
Information available on the web site includes:
- Searchable document database that includes documents such
as rural health research center findings, State Office of Rural
Health newsletters, and a variety of human services documents;
- Information guides on topics such as dental health, domestic
violence, tribal health, and grantwriting including frequently
asked questions on the topic, links to publications and online
tools, organizations and contacts for more information.
- Recent news from the rural health care community including
the Federal Register news and funding announcements;
- A funding search by topic, sponsoring organization, health
only or human services only, or rural-specific; and
- A calendar of events listing conferences, workshops, and
other events of interest to those concerned with rural health
and human services.
RAC also distributes up-to-date information through electronic
mailing lists. The Rural Health Listserv updates almost 2,000
subscribers twice a month on recent announcements, funding opportunities,
research findings, and late-breaking news. RAC also distributes
a monthly human services listserv. The Rural Monitor, RAC’s
quarterly electronic newsletter, provides up-to-date and in-depth
coverage on issues concerning the well-being of rural America.
RAC also provides free customized assistance on topics related
to rural health or human services.
In late 2002, the Center for Rural Health received $600,000 from
the federal Health Resources and Services Administration, a division
of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, to establish
and house RAC, to provide a new national resource for rural residents
and others seeking information on health and human services for
rural communities. The center acts as the lead partner on RAC,
collaborating with Welfare Information Network in Washington,
D.C., and the Rural Policy Research Institute at the University
of Missouri-Columbia and the University of Nebraska Medical Center.
To reach the Rural Assistance Center, call 1-800-270-1898, fax
1-800-270-1913, e-mail information requests to email@example.com
or visit the web site, www.raconline.org.
— Mary Wakefield, director, Center for Rural Health, 777-3848,
dignity award established at medical school
The Hippocratic dignity award has been established at the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences to honor the profession of medicine
and those who practice, teach, or support it.
The award will be presented for the first time this spring to
a medical school faculty member or administrator during the May
8 medical school commencement.
An annual award will be endowed and funded by a gift from Manuchair
(Mike) Ebadi, associate vice president for health affairs at UND
and associate dean for research and program development. Dr. Ebadi
has established similar awards at institutions where he has served
in the past in Nebraska and Missouri. In 2001 he also established
the H. David Wilson, M.D., Academic Award in Neuroscience to recognize
faculty who have established a sustained record of achievement
in the neurosciences.
“Physicians seek to exemplify the best ideals of Hippocrates,
considered by many as the father of medicine,” Ebadi said.
“This award recognizes individuals whose lives of service
are a testament to those ideals.” The Oath of Hippocrates,
or a variation of it, is an expression of basic tenets of practice
and is commonly pledged by medical graduates.
The award will be presented to a current or former senior member
of the faculty or administration at the UND medical school who
has exhibited a sustained record of supporting all students and
their educational programs in a dignified fashion, Ebadi said.
Nominations, including a complete curriculum vitae plus three
letters of recommendation from persons outside UND, should be
sent to the Office of the Dean, UND School of Medicine and Health
Sciences, by April 15.
— H. David Wilson, dean, School of Medicine and Health
sought for science seminars
Speakers are sought for a series of student science seminars
broadcast statewide over the Interactive Video Network (IVN) beginning
Jan. 26. Sponsored by the North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure
Network (BRIN), a new seminar is held every other Monday at 3
p.m. (Central Time). Preferred speakers are students who are doing
or have done research, graduates with interesting careers in science,
presenters knowledgeable about internship opportunities or graduate
programs, and science department or division heads at UND and
NDSU. The presentations can be from 20 to 35 minutes in length.
Those interested should contact Hilde van Gijssel, assistant professor
of science at Valley City State University, (701) 845-7337 or
— Patrick Miller, North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure
sought for Merrifield competition
The Chester Fritz Library and the Alumni Association and Foundation
will sponsor the 12th annual Merrifield competition for the most
outstanding scholarly research paper submitted by a UND undergraduate
or graduate student. A grant from the Alumni Association and Foundation
enables the library to recognize outstanding scholarly research
that utilizes primary source materials held in the Elwyn B. Robinson
Department of Special Collections. This recognition is provided
through a UND scholarship of $1,500.
Papers will be juried by Sandy Slater (head, special collections),
Kim Donehower (English), Birgit Hans (Indian studies), Anne Kelsch
(history), and Patrick O’Neill (economics). The deadline
for submission of papers is Friday, April 30. Brochures that outline
the competition guidelines are available at the Chester Fritz
Library reference desk, administrative office, or special collections.
— Sandy Slater, head, Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special
Collections, Chester Fritz Library.
School requests participation in Scholarly Forum
Graduate students and faculty are encouraged to participate in
the Scholarly Forum Tuesday through Thursday, March 2-4. The purpose
of this forum is to allow the University to highlight scholarly
activities and provide a venue to share creative activities and
research with the campus community. Presentations, exhibits and/or
performances from faculty and students are encouraged. There is
an opportunity for students to present their research in poster
presentations. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Monday,
Feb. 16. For submission forms and guidelines, go to www.und.edu/dept/grad
and look under “In the Spotlight.”
There will be two keynote addresses this year. Mary Burgan, general
secretary of the American Association of University Professors
and former professor of Victorian literature and chair of English
at Indiana University, will give a keynote address on Tuesday,
March 2, at 3:30 p.m. A second keynote address by Kerry Emanuel,
professor of meteorology in the program of atmospheres, oceans,
and climate at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, will be
held Wednesday, March 3, at 3:30 p.m. Both speakers will present
in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.
If you have a questions, please contact the graduate school at
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
a spring faculty study seminar!
Faculty study seminars provide an opportunity for faculty with
common interests to meet a limited number of times (usually four)
in a focused book discussion group. Each FSS is organized around
a teaching-related text that we provide for interested faculty.
Group members decide together whether to read the entire book,
how much to read at a time, when to meet, and whether supplemental
materials are needed. Three FSS options will be offered this spring,
organized around the following books:
The Power of Problem-Based Learning: A Practical ‘How-To’
for Teaching Courses in Any Discipline, by Barbara Duch, Susan
Groh, and Deborah Allen (Stylus, 2001). Problem-based learning
is a [pedagogical approach] which uses real-world problems to
motivate students to identify and apply research concepts and
information, work collaboratively and communicate effectively.
. . . This “how to” book for college and university
faculty focuses on the practical questions which anyone wishing
to embark on PBL will want to know: Where do I start? How do you
find problems? What do I need to know about managing groups? How
do you grade in a PBL course?
Student-Assisted Teaching: A Guide to Faculty-Student Teamwork,
by Judith E. Miller, James E. Groccia, and Marilyn S. Miller (Anker,
2001). This book provides a range of models for undergraduate
student-assisted teaching partnerships to help faculty make learning
more student-centered, more effective, and more productive. The
chapters present a range of approaches, applications, disciplines,
institutions, and contexts, and demonstrate that student-faculty
partnerships can be adapted to meet diverse needs in a variety
Revitalizing General Education in a Time of Scarcity, by Sandra
L. Kanter, Zelda F. Gamson, and Howard B. London (Allyn and Bacon,
1997). This book examines how higher education institutions have
designed and carried out reforms in general education, paying
special attention to the implementation of curricular changes.
The book provides a conceptual framework for looking at curriculum
change through organizational, economic, political, and cultural
lenses, and includes 15 detailed case studies of institutional
For further information or to sign up for a group, contact Joan
Hawthorne at 7-6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Libby Rankin, professor of English and director, office
of instructional development.
professorship applications due
The faculty instructional development committee invites applications
for 2004 summer instructional development professorships. The
deadline for proposals is Monday, Feb. 2.
Up to 10 professorships, paying stipends of $3,000 each, will
be Awarded; alternates will be selected in case additional funds
Summer professorships are designed to support faculty of all
ranks who are developing or redesigning innovative courses or
curricula to be offered in the 2004-2005 academic year. Recipients
must commit to spend four weeks of full-time summer work on the
project. Applicants who have held instructional development professorships
in the past may apply again, but priority will be given to those
who have not had recent support.
Further information on the SIDP program is available on the instructional
development web site (www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid).
To discuss ideas and draft proposals before submitting a final
proposal, call Libby Rankin, OID director, 777-4233, or e-mail
her at Libby.email@example.com. Completed proposals should
be sent to the Office of Instructional Development, Box 7104.
— Julie Zikmund (nutrition and dietetics), chair, faculty
instructional development committee.
workshops listed for Jan. 27 to Feb. 3
Below are U2 workshops for Jan. 27 – Feb. 3. Visit our
web site for additional workshops in February.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; 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 seats.
Excel Worksheet Basics (LIVE WebEx): Jan. 27,
2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. If you’re
new to Excel, or if you’re like many long-time Excel users,
you’ve probably learned how to use it the hard way —
through trial and error. While this approach may have worked so
far, it’s probably also made your tasks harder than they
need to be! In this session we’ll quickly cover a lot of
the basics of creating and maintaining your worksheets, along
with some easier ways of doing things you’ve been doing
the hard way!
Here’s what we’ll cover:
s What are spreadsheets and why might you need them with PeopleSoft?
s Workbooks versus worksheets
s Creating new workbooks
s Adding, deleting, renaming, copying, and moving worksheets
s In Excel XP, color-coding worksheet tabs for better readability
s The Worksheet structure (i.e. columns, rows, cell addressing,
s Worksheet navigation
s Differences between the Ready, Enter, and Edit modes
s Selecting cells and cell ranges to affect them
s Building formulas to produce calculations
s Using Excel’s built-in functions to build formulas
s Importing data extracted from PeopleSoft into Excel so you can
Presenter: Lorna Olsen
Defensive Driving: Jan. 27, 6 to 10 p.m., 211
Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet
for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular
(monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident
while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged
to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North
Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from
your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.
Mainframe Computer Usage and Monthly Reports: Jan. 28, 9 to 11:30
a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. Find out how to use the mainframe uniform
accounting system, various screens, and computer printouts. Presenters:
accounting services, grants and contracts office.
Using Excel As a Database (LIVE WebEx): Jan.
29, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Do you need
to sort, filter, or query and analyze Excel data to see specific
results without all of the hassles involved in using a complex
database application like Access? Learn how to structure your
worksheets as Excel lists that can be easily transformed into
powerful Excel databases.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
s How and why to structure worksheet data as an Excel list
s Sorting lists using Excel’s Quick Sort feature
s Performing more complex sorts with the Data, Sort command
s Locating and managing data that meets specific criteria using
the AutoFilter and Advanced Filter features
s Using the Data, Form feature to make data entry more efficient
and quickly find existing data
Presenter: Lorna Olsen.
Day banquet tickets now on sale
Tickets for the 2004 UND Founders Day banquet are now on sale.
This year’s event will be held Thursday, Feb. 26, in the
Memorial Union Ballroom, with a theme that commemorates the visits
of U.S. presidents to UND. The pre-banquet social and music by
the Faculty Brass Quintet will begin at 5:45 p.m., with the banquet
at 6:30 p.m.
The Founders Day program features the 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,
advising, and service will be presented to faculty members and
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased via campus mail. Every
benefited UND employee recently received a flyer describing the
Founders Day celebration and ticket purchase procedure; please
use the order form from that flyer to purchase tickets. Departments
may reserve tables by using the order form or by calling the number
listed on the flyer. Tickets are $12.50 each. A limited number
of seats are available, so reserve tables and order tickets soon.
Please call Tanya Northagen in the Office of the Vice President
for Student and Outreach Services at 777-2724 if you have questions
or if you would like an additional copy of the ticket order form.
The order form can also be accessed at www.und.edu/dept/divsos/foundersday/.
— Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student
and Outreach Services.
Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will
replace the current administrative system. For more information,
visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd. For information on ConnectND at
UND, visit www.und.edu/cnd.
January ConnectND IVN schedule revised
All ConnectND general and topical updates are recorded by the
Interactive Video Network through Web streaming. The video archive
is now on the IVN site at http://streaming.ndivn.nodak.edu/ndivn/.
Click “recorded calls” to locate archived video streams.
Although the schedule has been juggled this month, the general
updates of the overall ConnectND project are usually held the
second Thursday of each month over IVN, at 9 a.m. The monthly
NDUS system (financial, human resources management, and student
administration) sessions are held on a rotating basis. Please
note the changes for the remainder of January as reflected in
the following schedule:
- Thursday, Jan. 22, 9 to 9:50 a.m., combined ConnectND general
update and NDUS human resources management system.
- Thursday, Jan. 29, 9 to 9:50 a.m., cancelled.
- Thursday, Feb. 5, 9 to 9:50 a.m., NDUS financial system.
- Thursday, Feb. 12, 9 to 9:50 a.m., ConnectND project update.
- Thursday, Feb. 19, 9 to 9:50 a.m., NDUS human resources management
- Thursday, Feb. 26, 9 to 9:50 a.m., NDUS student system.
Everyone is invited to attend the IVN update sessions. Specific
locations are indicated on the calendar.
Campus trainers coordinating
North Dakota University System campuses have identified
ConnectND training representatives and PC support technicians
to help coordinate and communicate information about general training
that will help provide faculty, staff and students with basic
microcomputer skills prior to PeopleSoft systems going into production.
Separate, specific functional training on use of the PeopleSoft
applications will take place in the spring.
The UND campus training personnel are: Judy Streifel Reller and
— Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.
ConnectND newsletter available online
The ConnectND UND newsletter is available at www.und.nodak.edu/cnd.
It will familiarize you with the ConnectND project at UND, and
provides information and resources.
of annual leave sought
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is seeking annual
leave donations for Dannette Stramer, an employee in the Office
of Research and Program Development. The donations are being sought
for a serious medical condition of family members. If you have
annual leave that you are able to donate to this employee, please
complete the UND Donation of Leave form (available on the Payroll
Office web site) and send it to Human Resources at the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences, Box 9037, or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
-- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
passes available at visitor lot
If you forgot your parking hang tag, obtain a temporary pass
at the visitor pay lot from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. You may also get
a pass from the main office in the Memorial Union from 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. If you have any questions, call us at 777-3551.
– Sherry Kapella, parking and traffic office.
Day is last Wednesday of month
Wednesday, Jan. 28, is the last Wednesday of the month and thus
Denim Day. So, pay your dollar, wear your button, and enjoy wearing
your casual clothes. 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 your
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791, for the Denim
Union lists spring semester hours
Memorial Union spring semester hours through May 13 are:
Administrative office: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Barber shop: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, closed.
Computer labs: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.;
Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.;
Sunday, noon to 1:45 a.m.*
Craft center: Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday,
11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.
Credit union: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, closed.
Dining center: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, closed.
Food court: Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday,
9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, noon to
Internet café and pub area: Monday through Friday, 7:30
a.m. to midnight; Saturday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Sunday, 11 a.m.
Lifetime sports: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.;
Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.
Parking office: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, closed.
Passport I.D.s: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, closed.
Post office: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, closed.
Stomping Grounds: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday,
8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Student academic services: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
U C-store: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday,
10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Union services: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday,
10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
University learning center: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Building hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.*; Friday,
7 a.m. to 11 p.m.*; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.*; Sunday, 11 a.m.
to 2 a.m.*
* Lower level open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday; first
floors open until midnight Friday and Saturday; second and third
floors open until 11 p.m.
— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
Walter Ellis, professor of history, died of complications from
cancer Jan. 12 in Birmingham, Ala. He was 60.
Walter Mims Ellis was born Nov. 2, 1943, in Birmingham. He earned
his bachelor’s degree in English at Birmingham Southern
College in 1965, and his M.A.T. in history at Memphis State University
in 1969. He moved to the University of California, Los Angeles,
where he earned his master’s in ancient history in 1982
and his doctorate in the same subject in 1987.
He taught history for the National Teacher Corps from 1967 to
1969, and served as an instructor at the Altamont School, Birmingham,
from 1971 to 1979. From 1981 to 1983, he served as a teaching
associate at UCLA, and in 1989 was a visiting lecturer at UCLA.
He also served as a visiting lecturer at Pepperdine University
in 1989, and as a visiting professor at Loyola from 1988 to 1992.
His interests were fifth century Athens, Hellenistic Egypt, and
ancient biography and political theory.
He joined the UND faculty in 1992. He published two scholarly
biographies, Alcibiade, which was translated into Italian, and
Ptolemy I of Egypt, which was acclaimed on the front page of the
London Times Book Review. He also wrote six novels, one of which
won the Darrell Award for best Mid-South novel of 2002.
Following is the eulogy written by Jim Mochoruk, associate professor
and chair of history.
“It is difficult to know where to begin in telling all
of you just how much Walter meant to his ‘adopted home’
— the History Department of the University of North Dakota.
He was, without a doubt, the most beloved teacher in our department.
Students flocked to his classes — and it did not matter
if it was Western Civilization, his highly specialized classes
in the ancient and medieval periods, or his ‘mini-courses’
on the history of jazz and the blues, Russian opera, and the screwball
comedies of the 1930s and 1940s. No matter the offering, if Walter’s
name was on the class list, you could rest assured that the students
would take every seat in the house and would be literally hanging
from the rafters.
“Why? Well, although it is a sad fact of modern life that
not all of those students might have been drawn to study the ancient
world — or Russian opera — in the ordinary course
of events, it is also true that students know good teachers when
they see them — and that is exactly what Walter was, a superlative
teacher. It was universally understood that ‘Dr. Ellis’
was someone who cared deeply about his students, could convey
complicated ideas with wit and brevity, and yes, even make students
laugh about Herodotus, Thucydides, and Ptolemy — no small
feat, I can assure you.
“As he faced and fought cancer over the past year and a
half, he never wanted to quit teaching. In fact, he begged me
(as his chair) to let him go back into the classroom just weeks
after completing his massive course of chemotherapy and radiation.
And I never once regretted the decision to let him do this. He
was so alive, so happy, so fulfilled when he was teaching. He
would come back from another grueling round of treatment, or one
of the many seizures that he began to experience this past year,
and jump right into the classroom — seemingly drawing on
the energy and the enthusiasm of his students. Indeed, even as
disease was sapping his strength, his students thought so highly
of him as an instructor that they nominated him for a ‘teacher
of the year award.’ Even more telling than this though,
was the ongoing relationship he maintained with students once
they were ‘finished’ at UND. Former students were
forever dropping in to his office, writing him e-mails and cards,
inviting him out to movie nights, asking him for advice and calling
him on the phone — but not because he was ill. In fact,
he tried to keep his illness from them whenever he could; rather,
these former students stayed in contact with Walter because they
quite simply adored him as a teacher — and a human being.
“Walter was so much more than a teacher. He was an exceptionally
fine scholar - the author of two very well-received biographies
within the field of Hellenistic studies. He was a linguist, capable
of not only reading Greek and Latin but teaching it as well —
and his French and German, while far from perfect, were good enough
for him to read in those languages too. Still, perhaps of greatest
importance to Walter was this: after years of indulging in his
secret passion of writing novels, in 1998 he finally found a publisher
for his works of fiction. Beginning with the Prince of Darkness
in 1998, he published six novels — one of which - Me and
The Devil Blues — won the Darrell Prize of the Memphis Science
Fiction Association. Teacher, scholar, linguist, and novelist
— to say that Walter was an asset to our Department - and
an adornment to this University - would be an understatement of
”On a personal note, though, I must confess that it was
none of these things which I prized most about Walter. To me,
he was quite simply the best friend anyone could hope to have.
Arriving at UND one year after him, but considerably younger and
far less experienced, Walter immediately took me under his wing.
But not in the patronizing way that some senior colleagues might
do. Walter simply and quietly offered me unqualified friendship
and support from our very first meeting - gifts that he never
stopped giving. And although he never really knew it, he
became my teacher as well. Sharing his passion for music, for
literature, for travel and for history, he very gently tried to
bring me up to his level — failing sadly when it came to
opera I must admit, but then again I doubt that Pavarotti was
his equal when it came to an appreciation of this art form! And
it was Walter who introduced me to some of America’s great
cities. Everyone should make their first visits to New York and
Chicago with Walter Ellis, for then they too could see the wonders
of the Met, marvel at the local blues and jazz scene, eat at the
best ‘dives’— or the Rainbow Room — and
see it all through the eyes of an expert who still retained the
wide-eyed enthusiasm of a child. This was what was so wonderful
about Walter, all culture — be it highbrow, middle brow,
or the lowest forms of popular culture (including Buffy, The Vampire
Slayer) — intrigued him. His lust for life and his curiosity
knew no bounds.
“Walter will be sadly missed. As one colleague said upon
learning of Walter’s passing, ‘It will never be as
enjoyable to work here as it used to be.’ Never were truer
words spoken. In the 12 short years that Walter was at UND he
made us all better: the University, the department, the students,
and especially those of us lucky enough to call him our friend,
are so much richer for having had him in our lives. He will stay
in our hearts forever.”
He was preceded in death by his parents, C. Hoyt and Alice Mims
Ellis. He is survived by Sue Harris Ellis and his brother Charles
H. Ellis (Jane).
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a scholarship fund
in his name at the Department of History Endowment, UND, Box 8086,
Grand Forks, ND 58202.
A memorial service will be held later on campus.
John Noll, professor emeritus of psychology and former director
of the clinical psychology program, died Jan. 15 in California.
He was 82.
John O. Noll was born in San Francisco July 28, 1921 to Edward
and Gertrude Noll. He served in the United States Naval Reserve
from 1942 to 1945, and spent two years stationed in the Southwest
Pacific. He attended San Francisco City College from 1947 to 1949
and earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from the
University of California, Berkeley, in 1950.
He married Esther Gould on Feb. 19, 1952. They had two children,
Tom, born in 1958, and Julie, born in 1961.
He earned his master’s degree in clinical psychology in
1952 from the University of Illinois in Urbana, and his doctorate
in the same field in 1955 from the University of Pittsburgh. From
1955 to 1961, he served as chief psychologist at the Adult Psychiatric
Clinic in Dayton, Ohio. He taught at Washington State University
from 1961 to 1965, and served as director of assessment programs
at the Peace Corps Training Center at the University of Wisconsin
He joined the UND faculty in 1967 and was instrumental in the
development of the Psychological Services Center as a training,
service and research center, which began in 1968. His research
centered around attitude change and behavior modification. He
was especially interested in patient-client rights, confidentiality,
and informed consent. Active in professional organizations, he
was a past president of the North Dakota Psychological Association.
He took a developmental leave in 1983-1984 to study the interface
between psychiatry and the law in Western Europe. He retired in
Upon the occasion of his retirement, then Vice President for
Academic Affairs Alice Clark wrote to him, “Through our
fine students we can look forward to our professional values and
commitments continuing to live on. That is the miracle of your
contribution, John. You leave a living heritage. You have not
grown wealthy as a college professor. You have not left a marble
statue or a stained glass window. But you have touched the lives
of hundreds of students and friends, and the ongoing waves of
influence will vibrate through generations of time.”
“Professor Noll was largely responsible for guiding the
early development of the University’s nationally accredited
doctoral program in clinical psychology,” said John Tyler,
professor of psychology. “In addition, he influenced a generation
of students and professional colleagues through his staunch advocacy
for patients’ rights. Long before such issues became a focus
of national attention he argued tirelessly and persuasively for
such matters as insuring that involuntarily hospitalized mental
patients retain their constitutional rights and the importance
of zealously protecting the confidentiality of patient records.
“On a personal level, John was a warm and supportive colleague
who possessed a keen sense of humor. He was not afraid to take
a stand, and did so frequently about matters pertaining to patients’
rights and similar issues, which he viewed from a civil libertarian
perspective. He argued for his causes in the dignified and affirming
fashion that characterized all of his communications. Even those
who disagreed with him on some matters respected John as a man
of integrity and conviction.”
“John was a gentle and caring man who was passionate in
his commitment to patients’ rights,” said James Antes,
professor of psychology and peace studies. “Students in
our doctoral clinical program looked up to him as a professional
role model with a strong commitment to clinical ethics. He was
deeply committed to high-quality clinical training.”
He was preceded in death by his wife, Esther, in 1976.
– Jan Orvik, editor, with information from Chester Fritz
Library Special Collections.
Doris Carlson, retired dining services worker, died Jan. 13 in
East Grand Forks. She was 87.
Doris Dahl was born Oct. 30, 1916, to Nels and Ingebella (Strem)
Dahl. She graduated from Fertile High School in 1933. She married
Fridolf Carlson in Red Lake Falls, Minn., on Feb. 23, 1940. They
owned and operated a restaurant in Warren, Minn. She joined the
University in 1967, where she worked in Dining Services. She retired
She enjoyed quilting, baking and crocheting.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and a granddaughter.
She is survived by her three sons, Lyle, East Grand Forks, Lowell,
Grand Forks, Larry (Joyce, Lakewood, Colo.; six grandchildren,
five great grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Susie) Dahl, Deer
Lodge, Mont.; and a sister, Donna Spencer, Inglis, Fla.
– Jan Orvik, editor, with information from the Grand Forks
grant opportunities listed
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
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AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR UROLOGIC DISEASE, INC.
Summer Medical Student Awards allow medical students to work in
urology research laboratories during the summer. Deadline: 2/1/04.
Contact: Kym Liddick, 410-468-1812; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.afud.org/research/res_application.html
AMERICAN PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY
Phillips Fund Grants for Native American Research–Support
for younger scholars who have received the doctorate and graduate
students to conduct research in Native American linguistics, ethnohistory,
and the history of studies of Native Americans in the continental
U.S. and Canada. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact: Eleanor Roach, 215-440-3429;
BUSH FOUNDATION, ARCHIBALD
Areas of interest for grants are: Arts and Humanities; Ecological
Health; Education; Human Services and Health; Grants in Other
Areas. Fellowships are provided in the following areas: Artists
Fellows Program; Leadership Fellows Program; and Medical Fellows
Program. Contact: Bush Foundation, 651-227-0891; email@example.com;
Vary (Required Letter of Inquiry); 3/1/04, 7/1/04, 11/1/04 (Full
CANCER RESEARCH INSTITUTE (CRI)
Investigator Award in General and Cancer Immunology–Support
for research to further development of immunological approaches
to diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer. Deadline: 3/1/04.
Contact: Lynne Harmer, 212-688-7515; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Predoctoral Emphasis Pathways in Tumor Immunology–Training
grants support predoctoral students pursuing research on tumor
immunology-related projects. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact: Lynne
Harmer, 212-688-7515; email@example.com; http://www.cancerresearch.org/download.html.
COOLEY’S ANEMIA FOUNDATION
Research Fellowships–Support for postdoctoral fellow and
junior faculty members to conduct clinical or basic research related
to thalassemia. Applications on topics such as cardiac and endocrine
complications of iron overload, hepatitis C, osteoporosis, bone
marrow transplantation, iron chelation, and gene therapy are encouraged.
Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact: National Executive Director, 718- 321-2873;
EYE BANK ASSOCIATION OF AMERICA
Scientific Research Grants support proposals specifically concerned
with issues directly related to eye banking or corneal transplantation
with preference given to pilot projects, well-defined short-term
protocols, and initial studies directed toward new research initiatives.
Deadline: 3/5/04. Contact: Education Coordinator, 202-775-4999;
FEDERAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY (FEMA)
Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) Disaster Resistant University (DRU)
Grants–Funds to implement a sustained pre-disaster natural
hazard mitigation program to reduce overall risk to facilities,
research assets, students and faculty. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact:
Labrina Jones, 202-646-4331; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-32020.htm.
FOGARTY INTERNATIONAL CENTER (FIC)
International Studies in Health and Economic Development (ISHED)–Support
for projects to examine effects of health on microeconomic agents
(individuals, households and enterprises) and aggregate growth
(cross-country growth analysis), as well as explore how health
finance and delivery systems are a source of variation in health
outcomes. Deadline: 2/11/04. Contact: Rachel A. Nugent, 301-496-8733;
HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA)
Maternal and Child Health Research Program–Funding for applied
research relating to maternal and child health services and a
pediatric applied research network to promote coordinated multi-centered
research activities focused on translating research to practice.
Deadlines: 3/1/04, 8/15/04. Contact: Rita Haggerty, 301-443-2207;
JACKSON FOUNDATION, HENRY M.
Environment and Natural Resources Management–Support for
national land use planning, metropolitan growth management programs,
and development of public policy in this field. Deadlines: 3/1/04,
6/1/04, 9/1/04, 12/1/04. Contact: Lara Iglitzin, 206-682-8565;
Public Service–Support for initiatives that encourage college-
and post-college-aged young adults to consider public service
careers, and to develop skills of professionals currently engaged
in governmental or public service careers. Deadlines and Contact:
LADIES AUXILIARY TO THE VETERANS OF FOREIGN WARS
Postdoctoral Cancer Research Fellowships provide support for cancer
research on a full-time basis for one year. Deadline: 3/1/04.
Contact: Judy Millick, 816-561-8655; http://www.ladiesauxvfw.com/cancer.html.
LEUKEMIA AND LYMPHOMA SOCIETY
Translational Research Program–Support for early-stage clinical
research in leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease, and myeloma,
in order to develop innovative approaches to treatment, diagnosis,
or prevention. Contact: Director of Research Administration, 914-821-8843;
Deadlines: 3/1/04 (Preliminary Application); 3/15/04 (Full Application).
NATIONAL ALLIANCE FOR RESEARCH ON SCHIZOPHRENIA AND DEPRESSION
Independent Investigator Awards support basic or clinical researchers
in the critical period between initiation of research and receipt
of sustained funding. Research must be relevant to schizophrenia,
major affective disorders, or other serious mental illnesses.
Deadline: 3/5/04. Contact: Audra Moran, 516-829-5576; email@example.com;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Activities to Promote Research Collaborations–Supplemental
funding to existing DCB-supported research projects support collaborations
to bring together ideas and approaches from disparate scientific
disciplines, including those not currently supported by DCB. Deadline:
3/1/04. Contact: John Sogn, 301-496-8636; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-035.html.
Application of Emerging Technologies for Cancer Research (SBIR/STTR)–Support
for research to evaluate usefulness of emerging technologies that
are ready for initial application to clinical or biological questions
in cancer research. Contact: Gregory J. Downing, 301-496-1550;
Deadlines: 2/10/04, 5/17/04, 9/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/10/04,
6/17/04, 10/18/04 (Application).
Competing Continuation SBIR/STTR Phase II Grants for Cancer Diagnosis,
Prevention and Treatment–Support for previously funded Phase
II SBIR/STTR grants that propose to continue developing products
for commercialization that ultimately require: approval of a Federal
regulatory agency and clinical evaluation up to “proof of
principle” demonstration, generally only through a Phase
II clinical trial. Deadlines: 3/1/04, 7/1/04, 11/1/04 (Letter
of Intent); 4/1/04, 8/1/04, 12/1/04 (Application). Contact: Rosemary
S. L. Wong, 301-496-9360; email@example.com; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-047.html.
Innovative Technologies for Molecular Analysis of Cancer (SBIR/STTR)–Support
for research to develop highly innovative cancer-relevant technologies.
Technology encompasses methods and tools that enable research,
including, but not limited to, instrumentation, techniques, and
devices. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-006.html.
Innovations in Cancer Sample Preparation (SBIR/STTR)—Support
for research to develop and enhance or adapt sample preparation
methodologies and technologies, assays to assess sample quality,
and or elucidate criteria by which to judge sample quality. Contact:
Gregory J. Downing, 301-496-1550; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA-05-008.html.
Deadlines: 2/10/04, 5/17/04, 9/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/10/04,
6/17/04, 10/18/04 (Application).
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)
Summer Seminars and Institutes–Support for residential summer
institutes and seminars to provide teachers from across the U.S.
with intensive summer study of important texts and topics in the
humanities. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact: Summer Seminars and Institutes
Program, 202-606-8463; email@example.com; http://www.neh.fed.us/grants/guidelines/seminars.html.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Technologies to Find Functional Elements in Genomic DNA–Support
to develop new technologies for efficient, comprehensive, high-throughput
identification and verification of all types of sequence-based
functional elements, particularly those other than coding sequences
for which adequate methods do not currently exist. Deadlines:
2/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 3/23/04 (Application). Contact: Elise
Feingold, 301-496-7531; Elise_Feingold@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-04-001.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Development of Immune Monitoring Reagents and MHC Typing Technologies
for Nonhuman Primates–Support for advancing preclinical,
nonhuman primate research in infectious disease vaccine development,
transplantation, and autoimmune diseases. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact:
Carl Newman, 301-496-8371; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-AI-04-007.html.
In Vitro and Animal Models for Emerging Infectious Diseases and
Biodefense–Support for targeted research essential to develop
therapeutics, diagnostics, and preventive measures for emerging
infectious diseases, including bioterrorism agents. Deadline:
3/1/04. Contact: Paquetta Myrick-Hancock, 301-451-3692; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT (NICHD)
Reproductive Genetics and Epigenetics–Support for new studies
on the genes, and genetic and epigenetic mechanisms influencing
sex determination, fertility, reproductive health and reproductive
aging, etc. Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04, 2/1/05. Contact: Susan
Taymans, 301-496-6517; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-04-049.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)
Regenerative Dental Medicine–Support for studies on: understanding
the properties of embryonic and post-natal stem cells in orofacial
tissues; development of methods to induce appropriate stem cell
expansion, differentiation and in vitro assembly of a functional
tissue prototype unit; and design and development for new bio-inspired
materials for cell transplantation. Contact: Eleni Kousvelari,
301-594-2427; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-05-005.html.
Deadlines: 3/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/23/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Support for studies of the Consequences of Marijuana Use on the
Developing Brain. Deadlines: 3/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/16/04
(Application). Contact: Vincent L. Smeriglio, 301-443-1801; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research–Support
for high school, college, or graduate school students to gain
research experience in the Bethesda laboratories and selected
off-campus locations. Deadline: 3/1/04. Contact: Belinda Davis,
301-451-6763; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.training.nih.gov/applications/apppages/sipapply.asp?AppType=SIP.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Assembling the Tree of Life (NSF 04-526)–Support for multidisciplinary
teams to conduct creative and innovative research that will resolve
phylogenetic relationships for large groups of organisms on the
Tree of Life. Activities supported include data acquisition, analysis,
algorithm development, and dissemination in computational phylogenetics
and phyloinformatics. Contact: Gerald F. Guala, 703-292-8470;
Bioterrorism Training and Curriculum Development Program (BTCDP)–Support
to provide Continuing Education for Practicing Providers (CE)
and/or Curricular Development in Health Professions Schools (CR)
in order to create a health care workforce with knowledge, skills,
and ability required to respond to a terrorist event. Contact:
Lynn Rothberg Wegman, 301-443-1648; email@example.com; http://www.cfda.gov/public/viewprog.asp?progid=1768.
Digital Government (Dig Gov) (NSF 04-521)–Support for computer
and information science research on application of information/computer
technologies to government missions, in partnership with government
agencies; and multidisciplinary research on the design and use
of information technologies in democratic processes, the impact
of information technologies on government institutions, and interaction
between citizens and government. Deadlines: 3/1/04, 11/3/04. Contact:
Lawrence E. Brandt, 703-292-8912; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04521.
Formal and Mathematical Foundations (FMF) (NSF 04-520)–Support
for research into problems of information processing that fall
within the extremes of purely theoretical studies and applications
within disciplines. Research and education projects bring advanced
capabilities from computer science, scientific computing, communication
theory, signal processing theory, mathematics, and application
areas to bear on fundamental problems throughout science and engineering.
Deadline: 3/4/04. Contact: John H. Cozzens, 703-292-8910; email@example.com;
Foundations of Computing Processes and Artifacts (CPA) (NSF 04-519)–Support
for research and education projects to advance formalisms and
methodologies pertaining to artifacts and processes for building
computing and communication systems. Deadline: 3/2/04. Contact:
Sankar Basu, 703-292-8910; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04519.
Human and Social Dynamics: Competition for FY 2004 (HSD) (NSF
04-537)– Support to increase the ability to anticipate complex
consequences of change; better understand dynamics of human and
social behavior at all levels, including that of the human mind;
better understand cognitive and social structures that create
and define change; and help people and organizations better manage
profound or rapid change. Accomplishing these goals requires a
comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach across the sciences,
engineering, and education, including development of infrastructure
to support such efforts. Deadlines: 3/3/04 (Letter of Intent);
3/30/04 (Full Proposal). Contact: Maria Zemankova, 703-292-8918;
Improvements in Facilities, Communications, and Equipment at
Biological Field Stations and Marine Laboratories (FSML) (NSF-02-040–Support
for preserving access to study areas and organisms; providing
facilities and equipment in close proximity to those study areas;
and fostering an atmosphere of mutual scientific interest and
collaboration in research and education. UND may submit only one
nomination for this opportunity; therefore, please contact ORPD
(7-4278 or email@example.com) if you are interested
in applying. Contact: Gerald Selzer, 703-292-8470; firstname.lastname@example.org;
http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf02040. Deadline: 3/5/04.
NSF Middleware Initiative (NSF 03-513)–Support to design,
develop, deploy, and support a set of reusable, expandable middleware
functions and services that benefit many applications in a networked
environment, and which will facilitate scientific productivity;
and to increase research collaboration through shared data, digital
libraries, computing, code, facilities, and applications. Deadline:
3/5/04. Contact: Alan Blatecky, 703-292-8948; email@example.com;
Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics, and
Engineering Mentoring (NSF 04-525)–Support to identify outstanding
mentoring efforts that enhance participation of groups (i.e.,
women, minorities, and persons with disabilities) underrepresented
in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. UND may
submit only one nomination for this opportunity; therefore, please
contact ORPD (firstname.lastname@example.org or 7-4278) if
you are interested in nominating someone. Deadline: 3/2/04. Contact:
Marilyn J. Suiter, 703- 292-5121; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04525.
Science and Engineering Information Integration and Informatics
(SEIII) (NSF 04-528)–Support for a group of projects to
advance understanding of technology to enable scientific discovery,
and to creatively integrate research and education for the benefit
of technical specialists and the general population. Deadlines:
3/4/04, 12/15/04. Contact: James C. French, 703-292-8936; firstname.lastname@example.org;
OAK RIDGE ASSOCIATED UNIVERSITIES (ORAU)
Department of Commerce Internships for Postsecondary Students–Support
for recruiting undergraduate and graduate students (with majors
in computer sciences, engineering, life sciences, physical sciences,
or related business disciplines) for Department of Commerce (DOC)
internships in the Washington, DC, and in field sites throughout
the country. Deadlines: 2/28/04, 7/30/04. Contact: Harold Rider,
865-576-8158; email@example.com; http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/DOC/gi-gugIPS.htm.
Industrial Materials for the Future–Fellowships support
completion of a master’s level degree, including an off-campus
research appointment at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. Relevant
disciplines are materials science, materials engineering, metallurgical
engineering, and ceramic engineering. Contact: Oak Ridge Associated
Universities, 865-576-3426, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.orau.gov/orise/edu/ornl/gi-gugIMF.htm.
RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE (RFF)
Joseph L. Fisher Doctoral Dissertation Fellowships support research
on issues related to the environment, natural resources, or energy.
Primary research disciplines are economics and other social sciences.
Deadline: 2/27/04. Contact: Coordinator for Academic Programs,
UNITED STATES INSTITUTE OF PEACE (USIP)
Solicitation A: The Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction–Support
for research, training or educational (including curriculum development)
projects that explore political and other non-military approaches
to preventing proliferation of weapons of mass destruction. Deadline:
3/1/04. Contact: United States Institute of Peace, 202-429-3842;
Solicitation B: Bridging the Divides: Improving Relations With
and Within the Muslim World–Support for projects to improve
understanding, enhance mutual respect, and prevent, manage, and
resolve major conflicts between Muslim and non-Muslim states,
or for projects focused on societies where Muslims and non-Muslims
are divided along religious lines or where there is conflict among
adherents of different Islamic faith traditions. Deadline and
Contact: See above.
UNIVERSITY OF ROCHESTER MEDICAL CENTER
Summer Undergraduate Research Program–Summer research opportunities
for students interested in biomedical research. Deadline: 3/1/04.
Contact: Linda Lipani, 585-275-4522; Linda_Lipani@urmc.rochester.edu;
WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
Thomas R. Pickering Graduate Foreign Affairs Fellowship Program–Support
to recruit students in academic programs relevant to international
affairs, political and economic analysis, administration, management,
and science policy. Contact: Richard O. Hope, email@example.com;
http://www.woodrow.org/public-policy/. Deadline: 2/27/04.
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and program
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