University Letter
Volume 40, Number 22: February 7, 2003


  • Graduate School Hosts Scholarly Activities Forum
  • All Invited To Sioux Boosters Meetings
  • Psychology Plans Colloquium
  • Faculty Candidate Will Give Presentation
  • Graduate Committee Meets Monday
  • Leadership Workshop To Be Held
  • Employees Invited To Trek Lewis & Clark Trail
  • Roger Melvold Gives Faculty Lecture Feb. 11
  • Series Spotlights Spirituality In The Workplace
  • Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture Set For Feb. 12
  • Agenda Listed For Feb. 12 Staff Senate Meeting
  • Thursday International Night Features France
  • Dreamweaver Users Invited To Meet
  • Museum Offers Fresh Fish For Sale
  • Banquet Honors Entrepreneurs, Innovators
  • Research Council Meets Feb. 14
  • LEEPS Lecturer Presents Talk Feb. 14
  • Doctoral Examination Set For Ingo Schranz
  • CVIC Hosts Chocolate Fund Raiser
  • Campus Ministry Hosts �A Conversation On War And Peace�
  • Research, Creative Activity And Publication Applications Due Feb. 18 To SSAC
  • TRIO Day Feb. 20 Showcases �Generation Why,� Alumni Reunion
  • Meditation Center Presents Sunday Video Series
  • Speaker Discusses Hispanics And Health Care
  • Museum Invites Poets To Open Mic Night
  • Spring Career Fair Is Feb. 26
  • �In Franco�s Wake� Is Next In English Lecture Series Feb. 27
  • Tickets For Founders Day Banquet Now On Sale
  • GRE Review Course Offered March 1


  • Military Members Called To Active Duty Should Provide Copies Of Orders
  • Students Sought To Work For Getting Started Program
  • Midterm Student Feedback Process (SGID) Available To Faculty
  • Follow Purchasing Procedures For Furniture
  • Nominate Faculty For Program Assessment Resource Team
  • Please Update Personnel Database
  • Free Nutrition Clinic Opens Feb. 11
  • Donated Leave Sought For Terry Stratton
  • Holiday Hours Listed For Presidents Day
  • Practice Your Spanish At The �Spanish Table�
  • ITSS Newsletter Available Online
  • Legislative Update
  • ConnectND Corner
  • Children Needed As Research Participants
  • Volunteers Sought For Quality Of Life Survey
  • Women�s Supplementation Trial Offers Free Bone Scans
  • U2 Workshops Listed For February
  • PERC Lists Classes



  • Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

    Graduate School Hosts Scholarly Activities Forum

    The graduate school will host its second annual scholarly activities forum Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 11-13, at the Memorial Union. The forum provides a rare opportunity for the entire academic side of UND � faculty and students � to share and to celebrate with each other their work and accomplishments.

    The theme this year is �Graduate Studies: All Things to All People?� In a series of presentations and panel discussions, speakers will examine the frequently competing interests that characterize academic life. Members of the University community are encouraged to join in this candid, thought-provoking, and enjoyable examination of the pressures that are reshaping our profession, if not the nature of intellectual enquiry itself. Here are some of the questions that will be addressed:

  • What is the place of �training� in a graduate �education?� What does it mean to be �educated?�
  • What is the University�s role in fostering the arts? Should the University function as a censor? Should the �rules� be different for artists than for scholars?
  • Can the University accommodate in hiring and admissions all the calls for �diversity� � in politics, religion, differing abilities, cultural background, gender, and race?
  • Does it matter if graduate students in the sciences remain largely ignorant of the arts or politics?
  • What are the challenges faced by couples when both partners teach or are in graduate school? Has UND addressed the issues?
  • Does the American university have a responsibility to the world? To third-world countries?

    Speakers include Michael Beard, English; Victoria Beard, accounting; Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school; Virgil Benoit, languages; Glinda Crawford, sociology; Richard Crawford, biology; John Ettling, provost, history; Kathleen Gershman, educational foundations; Thomasine Heitkamp, social work; Charles Kupchella, president, biology; David Lambeth, biochemistry; Robert Lewis, English; Kathleen McLennan, theatre arts; Martha Meek, English; Thomas Mohr, physical therapy; Sherry O�Donnell, English; and Louise Pinkerton, music.

    The keynote speaker for the forum is Nina Fedoroff, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology at Pennsylvania State University. She will speak on the unstable gene mutations known as transposons at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the Lecture Bowl. She will also take part in the luncheon-panel discussion on problems encountered by couples in academe, scheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 12, from noon to 1:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room.

    Schedule of Events

    Tuesday, Feb. 11
    8:30 a.m., morning panel and discussion, Lecture Bowl. Moderator: John Ettling (provost); speakers: Charles Kupchella, president; Kathleen Gershman, educational foundations and research; David Lambeth, biochemistry; and Robert Lewis, English.
    10:10 to 10:40 a.m., discussion period.
    11 a.m. to noon, graduate student panel, Lecture Bowl. Moderator, Louise Pinkerton (music).
    1 p.m., afternoon panel and discussion, Lecture Bowl. Moderator, Joseph Benoit, graduate school dean. Speakers: Victoria Beard, accounting and business law; Thomasine Heitkamp, social work; Kathleen McLennan, theatre arts; and Thomas Mohr, physical therapy.
    3:10 to 3:40 p.m., discussion period.
    4 to 6 p.m., faculty lecture series, Lecture Bowl. Roger Melvold, �Of Mice and Men.�

    Wednesday, Feb. 12:
    9 a.m. to noon, oral presentations, Lecture Bowl. Faculty and graduate student presentations on various topics; see for details.
    Noon to 1:30 p.m., lunch and panel discussion, �The Challenges for Couples in Academe,� River Valley Room. Moderators, Virgil Benoit, languages, and Sherry O�Donnell, English. Panelists: Nina Fedoroff, Penn State University; Michael Beard, English; Victoria Beard, accounting and business law; Glinda Crawford, sociology; and Richard Crawford, biology.
    2 p.m.., keynote address, �Transposons,� Lecture Bowl, by Nina Fedoroff, Evan Pugh Professor of Biology, Pennsylvania State University.

    Thursday, Feb. 13:
    9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., oral presentations, Lecture Bowl; see for details.
    1:30 to 3 p.m., poster session, Ballroom.

    Additional events: art exhibit by Kelly Swentseth, Meyers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center.

    All Invited To Sioux Boosters Meetings

    Area Sioux boosters meet each Friday for lunch before home football, basketball, and hockey games. You do not need to be a Fighting Sioux Club member to attend; all Sioux fans are invited. Luncheon tickets are $8 per person, which includes meal and beverage, and can be purchased at the door. Meetings begin at noon and are held at the Alerus Center (park in north lot). You will enjoy lunch with other Sioux fans and hear coaches and players talk about the upcoming contests.

    Upcoming meetings are Friday, Feb. 7, and Friday, Feb. 28. March luncheons may be scheduled pending tournament schedules. Mark these dates on your calendar and we�ll see you at a Sioux Boosters luncheon soon! � UND Alumni Association.

    Psychology Plans Colloquium

    The psychology department will hold a colloquium in which Brett Mathew Gibson, University of Iowa, will present �Places and Faces: Spatial Learning and Visual Categorization,� at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 7, in 302 Corwin/Larimore Hall. Everyone is welcome. � Psychology Department.

    Faculty Candidate Will Give Presentation

    Turk Rhen will present �Glucocorticoid Antagonism of Estrogen Action in the Uterus,� at noon Monday, Feb. 10, in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Rhen, from the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, is a candidate for the genetics position in the biology department. � Biology Department.

    Graduate Committee Meets Monday

    The graduate committee will meet Monday, Feb. 10, to consider the following:

    1. Approval of minutes from Feb. 3.
    2. Consent agenda:
      Request from criminal justice for the following course changes (please note that for all of these courses only the numbers are changing to reconcile duplicate course numbers as part of the joint UND/MISU Ph.D. program).
      CJ 501, Historical Perspectives in Criminology to CJ 510.
      CJ 502, Contemporary Perspectives in Criminology to CJ 511.
      CJ 503, Human Nature and Crime to CJ 515.
      CJ 521, Advanced Quantitative Methods/Analysis to CJ 525
      CJ 530, Seminar in Tribal Justice Systems to CJ 555.
      CJ 550, Theories of Punishment to CJ 516.
      CJ 561, Victimology to CJ 565.
      Change in admission and degree requirements from the original proposal for criminal justice. This proposal changes two sections of the original proposal admission requirements and the wording under degree requirements. The proposal eliminates the option for admission to the Ph.D. in criminal justice with a B.A. or B.S. degree. The change requires eligibility for admission to be evaluated by the completion of an M.A. or M.S. degree only.
    3. Request for new course: Atmospheric Sciences 528: Atmospheric Data Analysis.
    4. Request for new course: Space Studies 552: History of Astronomy and Cosmology.
    5. Continued review of graduate faculty nominations.
    6. Matters arising.

    � Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

    Leadership Workshop To Be Held

    Steve Edwards will present �Thinking Outside the Box,� Monday, Feb. 10, at 3 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union, as part of the leadership workshop series to be held each Monday through March 24. The leadership workshop series is sponsored by the Memorial Union. Faculty, please announce this event to students. The workshop is free and open to the entire university community.

    Future presentations include: �The Art of Caring Leadership,� by Gordon Henry; �Ethics and Values: Are They Still Important?� by Kris Compton; and �Personal Mission and Vision Statement,� by Craig Knudsvig.

    For more information, call 777-3928 or e-mail � Hursha Ramaiya, Project Coordinator for Leadership Development, Memorial Union.

    Employees Invited To Trek Lewis & Clark Trail

    There is still time to sign up for �Trekking the Trail With Lewis & Clark,� the wellness department�s employee activity incentive program. Find two co-workers and form a team to improve your health in all seven dimensions of wellness: physical, spiritual, psychological/emotional, intellectual, social, occupational/vocational, and environmental. Your minutes of activity are converted to �miles� that follow the trail of Lewis and Clark across North Dakota. Prizes are awarded for reaching mileposts along the way, and four meetings feature outstanding speakers on various aspects of Lewis and Clark�s journey through our region. The kickoff is Monday, Feb. 10, at noon in the River Valley Room of the Memorial Union. The program is free if you took part in the employee health screenings, or $10 for those who did not. Register by calling University Within the University (U2) at 777-2128 or go to their web site at www.conted.und.eduU2. More information can also be seen at the wellness web site, or call 777-2360. � Nikki Seabloom, Wellness Department.

    Roger Melvold Gives Faculty Lecture Feb. 11

    Roger Melvold, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology, will present �Of Mice and Men,� part of the Faculty Lecture Series, Tuesday, Feb., 11, at 4:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A 4 p.m. reception will precede the lecture.

    Melvold�s research focuses on the effects of genetics on the immune system by examining genetic mutations in mice. This type of research serves as an excellent model for human multiple sclerosis. His other interests include methods for altering cells from graft donors in order to improve the survival of tissue grafts exchanged between genetically different individuals.

    Melvold received his undergraduate degree in biology from Moorhead State University and his doctorate in biology/genetics at the University of Kansas. He became professor and chair of the department of microbiology and immunology in 1997 and received the Golden Apple award for teaching from the School of Medicine in 1999.

    Series Spotlights Spirituality In The Workplace

    �The �Hole� in Holistic: Spirituality in the Workplace,� panel conversations on resolving issues of spirituality in the workplace, will be held Tuesdays in February from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Christus Rex Lutheran Campus Center, 3012 University Ave. Topics are: Feb. 11, aerospace and engineering; Feb. 18, human services; Feb. 25, education.

    The evening includes a soup supper and is free to all. Bring a friend! � Kathy Fick, Christus Rex.

    Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture Set For Feb. 12

    The librarians and staff of the Chester Fritz Library invite the University community to attend the 12th annual Elwyn B. Robinson Lecture Wednesday, Feb. 12, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m., in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library (fourth floor). Peter Alfonso, vice president for research, will discuss �Interpreting Cortical Control of Human Speech Production.� A reception will follow.

    Dr. Alfonso became vice president for research at the University in October 2002. He holds a doctorate in speech science and experimental phonetics from Purdue University and has received over $14 million in research grants. He has published over 130 book chapters, articles and abstracts in speech acoustics, perception and speech physiology, particularly in the areas of speech motor control in normal and speech disordered populations. Alfonso is a 1990 Fulbright scholar to the Netherlands, a fellow of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, and a fellow of the American Council on Education.

    The Robinson Lecture series began in 1991 on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of Professor Elwyn B. Robinson�s publication, �A History of North Dakota.� Professor Robinson, whose career spanned 35 years at UND, was a distinguished member of the history faculty. The lecture, together with the library�s compilation of faculty and staff publications and presentations, is designed to recognize the scholarly accomplishments of the UND community. � Wilbur Stolt, Director of Libraries.

    Agenda Listed For Feb. 12 Staff Senate Meeting

    The Staff Senate will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, in the rehearsal room, lower level of the Chester Fritz Auditorium.


    1. Call to order.
    2. Approval of Jan. 8 minutes.
    3. Program.
    4. Treasurer�s report.
    5. Staff Senate committee reports.
      a. Bylaws/election - Mike Powers.
      b. Executive board - Tracy Uhlir.
      c. Fundraising/scholarship - Beth Kasprick.
      d. Legislative - Gerry Nies.
      e. Public relations - Cory Hilliard..
      f. Staff development program - Ray Tozer.
      g. Staff recognition week - Dave Senne.
    6. Old business.
      a. Goals and objectives, review.
    7. New business.
    8. Other committee reports.
      a. Bookstore advisory board - Donna Ellertson.
      b. Budget and planning committee - Tracy Uhlir and Ray Tozer.
      c. Chester Fritz Auditorium advisory board - Jeannie Lewis.
      d. Communications survey task force - Tanya Northagen, Tracy Uhlir, and Ray Tozer.
      e. COSE - Dave Senne.
      f. Key committee - Cathy Jones.
      g. Memorial Union food advisory committee - Susan Schostag and Val Becker.
      h. Traffic committee - Ray Tozer and Roxanne Korynta.
      i. U2 advisory committee - Tammy Anderson and Dave Senne.
    9. Open discussion and/or announcements.
      a. Donated sick leave needed.
    10. Adjournment.

    � Tanya Northagen (Housing), Secretary, Staff Senate.

    Thursday International Night Features France

    The international programs office holds international nights each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The Feb. 13 program features France. � International Programs.

    Dreamweaver Users Invited To Meet

    There will be an organizational meeting for a Dreamweaver user�s group, Thursday, Feb. 13, noon to 1 p.m., 371 Upson II Hall. This group will provide a chance to get together with your peers to share tips and tricks on using Dreamweaver. Feel free to bring a brown bag lunch if you wish.

    If you are interested but unable to attend, please contact Doris Bornhoeft (ITSS) 777-3706 or Jan Orvik (University Relations), 777-3621.

    Museum Offers Fresh Fish For Sale

    The North Dakota Museum of Art galleries are filled with colorful floating fish. The popular fish installation in the Museum sculpture garden was continued indoors for the gala benefit dinner art auction, and the newly created fish will be for sale through Thursday, Feb. 13. The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on weekends. Call 777-4195 for more information. � North Dakota Museum of Art.

    Banquet Honors Entrepreneurs, Innovators

    Please join us in honoring our 2003 inductees to the North Dakota entrepreneur hall of fame and business innovators of the year, Thursday, Feb. 13. A reception will be held at the Rural Technology Center, 4300 Dartmouth Drive, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Dinner will follow at the Hilton Garden Inn, 7 p.m.

    Please RSVP by Monday, Feb. 10, telephone, 777-3132; fax, 777-2339; or e-mail,

    North Dakota Business Innovators of the Year

    Darold Rath, managing partner/chief executive officer with Eide Bailly LLP, a Fargo consulting and accounting firm. The 16th largest accounting firm, with nine offices in six states, Eide Bailly dominates the Midwest market between Minneapolis and Seattle. The firm, owned by 70 partners and principals, generated $62 million in revenue for 2002. Rath was born, raised and educated in Pettibone, N.D.

    Richard S. Strong, founder, chair, and chief investment officer of Strong Financial Corporation, a financial services firm with offices in four states. Raised in Wahpeton, N.D., Strong was orphaned at age 17 and moved to Minnesota to live with relatives. He went to college and graduate school and began his investment career in 1966. In 1974, he started R.S. Strong Capital Management, and Strong Financial has grown into one of the country�s largest independent financial services firms, employing over 1,500 associates.

    Thomas E. Kenville, president and CEO of Mid-America Aviation of West Fargo, a company that specializes in overhaul and repair of accessory drive and dynamic drive components for military and civilian aircraft. Mid-America was formed in 1992 when Kenville and a group of investors purchased the assets of SMS Instruments of New York. Sales were projected to be $5 million in 2002. In 1999 they were selected as the SBA Region VIII prime contractor of the year and named small business exporter of the year in 2000.

    North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame

    Norm Skalicky, president and CEO Stearns Bank. Skalicky purchased Stearns County Bank in Albany, Minn. in 1965. Since then, he has added rural banks in Minnesota and one in Arizona. Skalicky is also president of Stearns Financial, a nationwide leasing company, Stearns Agency, National Dispatch Insurance, S & D, Inc., and Skal-Kin, Inc., all located in the St. Cloud area. Skalicky was born on a farm near Brocket, N.D., attended high school in Lankin, N.D., and graduated from UND in 1955.

    Lowell Swenson, founder, Arctic Enterprises. Born and raised in Lancaster, Minn., Swenson attended UND before enlisting in the Army in 1941. Upon his return from WW II, Swenson completed his degree and worked as an accountant for several companies before purchasing Arctic Enterprises, Thief River Falls, in 1965. Arctic Enterprises is now a publicly traded company with market capitalization of $350 million and over 1,500 employees. Swenson has also been involved in ownership of two Minnesota banks, and helped two of his sons establish Mesaba Airlines.

    � Bruce Gjovig, Director, Center for Innovation.

    Research Council Meets Feb. 14

    The University Research Council will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in 16-18 Swanson Hall. � Peter Alfonso, Vice President for Research, and Chair, Research Council.

    LEEPS Lecturer Presents Talk Feb. 14

    Dennis Beliveau from Epic Consulting Services, Calgary, an AAPG-SPE distinguished lecturer, is presenting the next LEEPS lecture Friday, Feb. 14 at noon in 100 Leonard Hall. The title of his talk is �Reservoir Heterogeneity, Geostatistics, Horizontal Wells, and Black Jack Poker.� The department of geology and geological engineering Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program brings nationally and internationally known scientists and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

    For more information, contact Richard LeFever, 777-3014. � Department of Geology and Geological Engineering.

    Doctoral Examination Set For Ingo Schranz

    The final examination for Ingo Schranz, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is set for 3:10 p.m. Friday, Feb. 14, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is �Syntheses and Characterizations of Amino(imino)- and Amino(chalcogeno) Phosphoranes Containing Diazasilaphosphetidines and Some of Their Metal Complexes.� Lothar Stahl (chemistry) is the committee chair.

    Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend. � Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

    CVIC Hosts Chocolate Fund Raiser

    The Community Violence Intervention Center will hold its annual fund raiser, �For the Love of Chocolate.� Join the CVIC for a chocolate buffet, and sample delectable desserts from area businesses, 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, Sanders Restaurant, 22 South Third St., downtown Grand Forks. Tickets are $5, and are available at CVIC or at the door. Children 6 and under are admitted free. Entertainment is by Fallcreek Quartet. � Laura Driscoll (Continuing Education) for Community Violence Intervention Center.

    Campus Ministry Hosts �A Conversation On War And Peace�

    Instead of the traditional four sessions of Theology for Lunch on Tuesdays in February, the Campus Ministry Association will host two sessions this year. On Feb. 18, CMA will host �A Conversation on War and Peace.� On Feb. 25, there will be �A Time for Prayer and Reflection.� As has become customary, a meal of soup and breads will be provided without charge. Serving will begin shortly before noon and will continue through the noon hour. Both events will be held in the basement fellowship hall of the Newman Center, 410 Cambridge St. All members of the UND campus community and the community-at-large are invited to participate. � Jerry Bass, United Campus Ministry.

    Research, Creative Activity And Publication Applications Due Feb. 18 To SSAC

    The fourth deadline for submission of applications to the senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC) is Tuesday, Feb. 18. 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.

    The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, May 1. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 2, 2003, and Sept. 15, 2003. No other applications will be considered.

    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. The committee has approximately $55,000 available to award during the 2000-2001 academic year.

    Application forms are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4279, or on ORPD�s home page ( under �Research�). A properly signed original and seven copies of the application must be submitted to ORPD 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 ORPD�s home page or by calling ORPD at 777-4279.

    � Glenda Lindseth (Nursing), Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.

    TRIO Day Feb. 20 Showcases �Generation Why,� Alumni Reunion

    Since 1965, over 10.5 million Americans (67 percent from poor and working families) have benefited from nationwide services of the TRIO pre-college and college programs. To honor the students who have succeeded in college with the support of national TRIO programs, we will celebrate National TRIO Day Thursday, Feb. 20.

    The celebration will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl with a presentation designed for adults, managers, and administrators. Join America�s foremost expert on �Generation Why� (Americans born 1980-1994) for a portrayal of the new breed of students. In this highly entertaining presentation, Eric Chester profiles a generation whose attitudes, values, and beliefs are radially different from even those of Generation X. Chester will present proven strategies for connecting with �Generation Why.� After visiting more than 1,500 schools and working with the brightest students and teachers, Chester offers cutting-edge ideas that lead to increased student attendance, participation, and performance.

    The celebration will continue at 10:30 a.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium with a presentation for students, �How to Win the School Game,� �Finding New Solutions to Your Problems,� �Unleash Positive Peer Pressure,� �Learn How to Make Great Choices,� and �Turn Your Dreams into Realities.�

    Chester earned a master�s degree in education from Northern Arizona University and holds the certified speaking professional credential awarded by the National Speakers Association, its highest earned designation. Chester, the premier expert on �Generation Why,� coined the term. Since 1986, he has been speaking to, and working with, �Generation Why� youth. He has addressed more than two million teenagers and is �dialed-in� to the mindset of this burgeoning generation. He frequently appears on national media (Good Morning America, MSNBC, Fox News, CNN, Canada Air, and more) to provide insight and perspective.

    An alumni reunion will also be held in conjunction with TRIO Day activities. Invitations are extended to UND TRIO alumni, TRIO staff, community members, UND supporters, and other TRIO programs who care to join the celebration. The reunion will be held Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1:30 to 3 p.m. on the third floor of McCannel Hall.

    � Neil Reuter, Director, TRIO Programs.

    Meditation Center Presents Sunday Video Series

    �Searching for Our True Nature,� a video series, is set for Sundays. The schedule is: Feb. 9, �Door of Compassion,� Buddhist teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh on mindfulness, compassion, and peace; Feb. 23, �Abide As the Self: Essential Teachings of Ramana Maharshi�; March 9, �Requiem for a Faith,� narrated by Huston Smith about the Tibetan way of life, �Who Am I?� teachings of Eckhart Tolle; March 30, �Freeing Yourself from Identification with Your Mind,� teachings of Eckhart Tolle; April 13, �Doing Time, Doing Vipassana,� prison documentary about inmates in New Delhi, India, who underwent profound change through the practice of meditation.

    Videos of Eckhart Tolle shown on request; call Tamar at 772-2161 for more information. � Lotus Meditation Center.

    Speaker Discusses Hispanics And Health Care

    A dean�s hour lecture, �Bridging Cultural Gaps: Hispanics and the U.S. Health Care System,� will be presented by Debra Maury (languages), at noon Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This presentation will be broadcast at the following sites: SW Campus-Conference Room A, SE Campus-Room 225, NW Campus-Resource Center.

    CME credit is available. For additional information contact: Office of the Dean, 777-2514. � School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

    Museum Invites Poets To Open Mic Night

    Poets of any age are invited to read their work at the North Dakota Museum of Art on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 7:30 p.m. This event is designed to encourage poets of all ages by giving them the opportunity to read in front of an audience.

    Poets may call the Museum at 777-4195 to sign up, but anyone wishing to read their work may attend. It is suggested that the readings be no longer than five minutes, but if time allows there may another opportunity to share work.

    This event is part of the Museum readers series, which began in 1991 and gives writers, storytellers, and actors a venue for their talents. In the past the series has included published fiction writers, playwrights, poets, Native American and Norwegian storytellers and Fire Hall Theater actors.

    The open-mic event is free of charge and open to the public. For more information call 777-4195. � North Dakota Museum of Art.

    Spring Career Fair Is Feb. 26

    Please mark your calendars: Career Services has set the spring career fair for Wednesday, Feb. 26, in the multipurpose gym in Hyslop Sports Center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Please assist Career Services by sharing this information with students. For further information contact us at 777-4178. � Mark Thompson, Director, Career Services/Cooperative Education.

    �In Franco�s Wake� Is Next In English Lecture Series Feb. 27

    Claudia Routon (languages), will present the next talk in the English lecture series at 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 27, in 116 Merrifield Hall. The title is �In Fanco�s Wake: Murderers, Monsters, and Mothers in Contemporary Spanish Literature by Women.� � Kathy Dixon, English.

    Tickets 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. 27, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The pre-banquet social and musical entertainment will begin at 5:45 p.m.; the banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m.

    The Founders Day program will recognize 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, and service will be presented to faculty members and departments.

    Tickets for the banquet can be purchased through campus mail. Every employee 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 $10 each; a limited number of seats are available.

    Please call Tammy Anderson 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

    � Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.

    GRE Review Course Offered March 1

    A GRE writing assessment review course will be offered Saturday, March 1, in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Class times are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; cost is $50. Steve Rand is the instructor. Call 777-4269 to register, or e-mail for information. � Becky Rude, Program Coordinator, Continuing Education.


    Military Members Called To Active Duty Should Provide Copies Of Orders

    Faculty and staff who are members of the National Guard or the United States armed forces reserve and are called to active duty should provide their supervisors/chairs with a copy of their orders. Questions regarding their status during such mobilization should be directed to Desi Sporbert in human resources, 777-4361. The military member should coordinate changes in benefits with the payroll office, 777-4226. � John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost and Diane Nelson, Director, Human Resources.

    Students Sought To Work For Getting Started Program

    Please consider encouraging qualified students to apply for student academic services student assistant positions for �Getting Started 2003.� We are seeking to hire current undergraduate students who will have been enrolled at UND for at least one academic year by May 2003. These positions require good interpersonal and organizational skills. Qualified individuals must be dependable, cooperative and willing to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic attitude about UND. Applications available at student academic services, 201 Memorial Union, 777-2117. Deadline is Friday, Feb. 21. � Bridget Drummer, Academic Advisor.

    Midterm Student Feedback Process (SGID) Available To Faculty

    The SGID process for obtaining midterm student feedback is available to all faculty through the Office of Instructional Development. Faculty who are working on teaching for any reason � because they�re developing new courses, thinking about changes to existing courses or curricula, or simply interested in the teaching and learning process � may find this particularly useful. The midterm student feedback process is appropriate for class sizes that range from quite small to very large and to levels from first year through graduate. It can be adapted for unusual teaching situations (e.g., distance education, team teaching, etc.).

    To schedule an SGID for spring semester, call Jana Hollands at 777-4998. For questions about the process (how it works, how long it takes, appropriateness in a specific situation, etc.), contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or � Joan Hawthorne, Writing Across the Curriculum Coordinator.

    Follow Purchasing Procedures For Furniture

    A copy of purchasing procedures for furniture (modular office systems and case goods and accessories) is available from the purchasing office and will be available on the purchasing web page. For more information, call 777-2681. � Vicki VonHarz, Purchasing.

    Nominate Faculty For Program Assessment Resource Team

    Nominations are now being solicited for UND�s new, Bush-funded Program Assessment Resource Team.

    Purpose of the Team: To recognize and reward those who have been particularly proactive regarding program assessment within their own departments/programs, and to provide faculty who can serve as resource people regarding program assessment for other departments.

    Qualifications: We�re not looking for �experts� in assessment -- though we would welcome any who are out there! Rather, we�re looking for faculty who have some experience with program assessment, a genuine interest and positive attitude, and a willingness to serve as a resource for others.

    Time Commitment: We don�t anticipate a major time commitment. There would be an initial �training session� in which team members would share with each other what they have learned about and through program assessment. After that, members would be asked occasionally to meet with other department assessment teams, individually or in pairs, to help further their work. We would ask for a one-year commitment, with the opportunity to extend that commitment if we are able to find additional Bush funds to continue the program.

    Compensation: There is a $1,000 stipend available for team members.

    Nominations and Selection: At this point we are seeking individuals who have taken leadership in this area and would be good advocates for program assessment across the University community. Once we have a list of names, we�ll contact nominees with further information, solicit applications, and put together a team, based on the strengths that different individuals can offer.

    To nominate one or more faculty members for this team, contact Sara Hanhan,, 777-4824, or Libby Rankin, 777-4233. We need to have your nominations by Friday, Feb. 14. (And yes, you may nominate yourself!)

    � Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.

    Please Update Personnel Database

    The payroll office has mailed each department a list of their current personnel and asked them to update telephone, e-mail and other work information. This will ensure information in the database is correct. Thank you for your cooperation. � Pat Hanson, Director of Payroll, and Diane Nelson, Director of Human Resources.

    Free Nutrition Clinic Opens Feb. 11

    The department of nutrition and dietetics will open a nutrition clinic again this spring as a complimentary service to UND students, faculty and staff with certain nutrition issues. The nutrition clinic will be open Tuesdays and Thursdays from Tuesday, Feb. 11, through Tuesday, May 6, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

    Juniors majoring in dietetics will provide nutrition counseling to students, faculty and staff. Topics that may be addressed in this service include: healthy eating, sensible weight management, nutrition and physical fitness, healthy meals for children, and cardiovascular risk reduction. These students are not prepared to counsel on complex issues such as diabetes, eating disorders, gastrointestinal diseases, cardiovascular disease, etc. These problems will be referred to Altru Health Systems or another health care facility in the vicinity. In addition, department faculty will supervise all clinic operations. All information and records will be kept confidential and will be destroyed at the end of the semester.

    If you are interested in participating in nutrition counseling, call Sandy at the nutrition clinic, 777-2539, or stop by 20 O�Kelly Hall. � Julie Gothman, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics.

    Donated Leave Sought For Terry Stratton

    Terry Stratton, systems programmer from Information Technology Systems and Services, is in need of donated leave. If you wish to donate any of your sick leave or annual leave to him, please complete the donation of leave form and send it to Carol Hjelmstad, ITSS, Box 9041, or call 777-3171. These forms are available at human resources, 313 Twamley Hall, 777-74361. Keep in mind that you may donate up to five percent of your accrued sick leave hours and that all donations must be in full hour increments. The donating employee must retain a balance of 40 hours vacation leave. � Information Technology Systems and Services.

    Holiday Hours Listed For Presidents Day

    Feb. 17, Presidents Day, Is Holiday

    In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Feb. 17, will be observed as Presidents Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday. � John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Human Resources.

    Chester Fritz Library:

    Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library during Presidents Day weekend are: Saturday, Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 17 (Presidents Day), 1 p.m. to midnight. � Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

    Health Sciences Library:

    Presidents Day hours for the Library of the Health Sciences are: Saturday, Feb. 15, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 16, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 17 (Presidents Day), 10 a.m. to midnight. � April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.

    Memorial Union:

    All offices in the Memorial Union will be closed for the Presidents Day holiday weekend, Saturday through Monday, Feb. 15-17, except Lifetime Sports Center and the computer lab. Hours for Friday, Feb. 14, are: Lifetime Sports Center: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 17, 3 to 11 p.m.; Info/Service Center: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Copy Stop: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; U-Turn C-Store, closed; Subway/TCBY/Juiceworks: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Little Caesars: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; administrative office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Craft Center/Sign & Design: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Student Academic Services: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Dining Center: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Barber Shop: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; University Learning Center: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Credit Union: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Traffic Division: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Passport I.D.s: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; computer lab: 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m. to 2:45 a.m.; building hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. and Monday, Feb. 17, 3 p.m. to 3 p.m.

    Normal operating hours resume Tuesday, Feb. 19. Late night access resumes Monday, Feb. 18. � Marsha Nelson, Facilities Coordinator, Memorial Union.

    Practice Your Spanish At The �Spanish Table�

    The Spanish Table invites you (students, faculty, staff, community members) to practice your Spanish in an informal atmosphere on Tuesday nights at 8 p.m. at the Blue Moose. We will meet there through February and March, except March 18. For further information please contact me. � Claudia Routon, 777-4660 or

    ITSS Newsletter Available Online

    NewsBytes, the UND ITSS newsletter, January 2003 issue, is now available. Please check the ITSS home page,, click on the black documentation button, scroll down to ITSS and select the NewsBytes - ITSS newsletter, then select the January 2003 issue for the latest news, or go directly to the URL:

    The January articles include:

  • Action Request System to Heat
  • Anti-Virus and Anti-SPAM Features added to U-mail
  • CLL and CFL Spring 2003 Operating Hours
  • Compatibility Issues 101
  • ConnectND
  • Email at UND
  • Happy New Year from ITSS!
  • UnipriNT
  • Upgrade Your Computer Skills
  • U-Web: Student Web Server
  • Announcing New Help Center Leader: David Levenseller
  • Announcing New Help Center Specialist: Ron Lauinger
  • Trekking the Trail with Lewis and Clark

    If you or someone in your office are interested in receiving an electronic notice when a new edition of NewsBytes is published, please subscribe to the list by sending e-mail to with the command in the body of the mail on just one line stating: SUBSCRIBE UND-NewsBytes yourfirstname yourlastname. You may also e-mail and request your name be added to the list.

    If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions please feel free to drop a note to the above e-mail address. The UND-NewsBytes list is not intended for conversations or exchanges of ideas, it was created specifically for the purpose of notifying interested parties when a new issue of News Bytes is available. It may also be used to notify you of an urgent late breaking news announcement from ITSS. Hope you join the list and enjoy the articles in NewsBytes.

    � Rose Keeley, Support Services, ITSS.

    Legislative Update

    Following are some highlights of the Jan.27-31 legislative proceedings regarding higher education, courtesy of the North Dakota University System.

    Senate Defeats Bill Requiring IVN Access to SBHE Meetings

    The senate education committee heard SB2265, a bill that would require IVN access to State Board of Higher Education meetings, and sent it back to the senate with a �do not pass� recommendation. It was defeated in the senate on a vote of 28-19.

    SBHE member Bruce Christianson testified in opposition to the bill and said it would not increase public access to board meetings because IVN facilities are not designed to accommodate large groups. Space limitations would prohibit the board practice of interacting with local community leaders at each regularly scheduled meeting. Also, regularly scheduled classes could not meet during SBHE meetings.

    Higher Ed Board Votes to Support, Oppose Bills

    At its Jan. 30 meeting, the SBHE voted to support six newly introduced bills and to oppose two others.

    Bills the board voted to support include:

    HB1405: NDUS institutions may request low-mileage vehicles from state motor pool.

    SB2261: Permits long-term lease/leaseback for state facilities.

    SB2276: Permits collegiate license plates.

    SB2347: Relates to term of guarantee for energy savings projects.

    SB2350: Exempts Engelstad Arena from local property tax.

    SCR4006: Dollars for Scholars recognition.

    The board voted to oppose:

    HB1377: Permits state employee collective bargaining.

    Ralph Engelstad Arena Bill Heard

    HB1393, a bill requiring the new UND hockey facility to be named Ralph Engelstad Arena, was heard by the house government and veterans� committee and sent back to the House with a �do pass� recommendation. In testimony, bill sponsors said they see this action as placing in state statute official recognition of Engelstad�s contributions to the state.

    Committee Votes �Do Pass� on HB1378

    The house natural resources committee heard HB1378, a bill that would require the UND Energy and Environmental Research Center to conduct a study of wind energy as a source of electricity. The bill sponsor offered an amendment to place responsibility for the study upon the SBHE and an institution selected by the board. The committee voted �do pass� as amended, 10-0.

    Bill Introduction Deadlines Pass

    Additional bills will not be introduced during the 2003 legislative session. The house bill introduction deadline was Jan. 20, and the senate deadline was Jan. 27. There are, however, two exceptions to this rule: additional bills can be introduced upon a majority vote of the delayed bills committee or a two-thirds vote of the House or Senate.

    The deadline for introduction of resolutions was Jan. 30.

    For more information, visit and click on �Reports and Info.� � Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the North Dakota University System.

    Connect ND Corner

    Each week, we will feature information about the ConnectND project, which will replace our current administrative systems. For more information, visit

    In April 2003, as part of the implementation of the ConnectND software system, the North Dakota University System will begin a staggered implementation of a major payroll schedule change for its approximately 6,500 employees. This change has the following components:

    1. Moving from a monthly pay cycle with a month-end pay date to a semi-monthly pay cycle with pay dates of the 8th and the 23rd of the month at Bismarck State College, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, Mayville State University, Minot State University, Minot State University-Bottineau, North Dakota State College of Science, North Dakota State University, and Valley City State University.
    2. Moving from a semi-monthly pay cycle with 15th and month-end pay dates to a semi-monthly pay cycle with pay dates of the 8th and 23rd of the month at the University of North Dakota and Williston State College.
    3. Moving from a monthly pay cycle with a first day of the month pay date to a semi-monthly pay cycle with pay dates of the 8th and the 23rd of the month for the North Dakota University System office.
    4. Moving from a pay cycle without a lag-period to a pay cycle with an 8-day lag period.

    Currently known implementation dates for the payroll schedule change are as follows:

  • Mayville State University - April 2003.
  • Valley City State University - April 2003.
  • North Dakota University System office - April 2003.

    Implementation dates for the remaining campuses are currently anticipated between October 2003 and July 1, 2004:

  • Bismarck State College.
  • Dickinson State University.
  • Lake Region State College.
  • Minot State University.
  • Minot State University - Bottineau.
  • North Dakota State College of Science.
  • North Dakota State University.
  • University of North Dakota.
  • Williston State College.

    For more information, go to� This information provided by Jean Blonigen, ConnectND project.

    Children Needed As Research Participants

    Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between 7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and sustained attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The testing will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on weekends or after school, or on school holidays. Your child will be asked to take a short vocabulary test, and be asked to solve problems and participate in a test of sustained attention on a personal computer. You as the parent will be asked to complete several short questionnaires about your child�s typical behavior, eating patterns and sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid $10 for their participation in the study. The scores from your child�s testing will be completely confidential and will not be associated with your child�s name. Children who participate must not be taking any medication, except that for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you and your child are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in finding out more about the study, please call me. � Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.

    Volunteers Sought For Quality Of Life Survey

    I am seeking primary caregivers of children (ages birth to 18 years) to complete a quality of life survey. If you are interested or have any questions, please contact me at 777-4130 or 775-2476 or via e-mail at � Cindy Flom Meland, Instructor, Physical Therapy and doctoral student, Teaching and Learning.

    Women�s Supplementation Trial Offers Free Bone Scans

    A two-year calcium supplementation trial with postmenopausal women offers participants a chance to have a bone scan done using the state-of-the-art technology called dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA). This randomized, double-blind, placebo controlled study, which aims to recruit 220 women locally, is designed to test whether adding copper and zinc to calcium supplements is superior to calcium alone in preventing osteoporosis. The participants will receive a two-year supply of daily vitamin and mineral supplements and $715. Healthy women, ages 51-75, not on hormone replacement therapy, can call 795-8181 for more information. � Fariba Roughead, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.

    U2 Workshops Listed For February

    Please register for U2 workshops that are coming up in February. Contact the University Within the University via phone, 777-2128; e-mail, or online, When registering, please include workshop title and date, your name and position, your department and box number, your phone number and e-mail address, and let us know how you first learned of the workshop (e-mail, flyer, person, newsletter).

    Trekking the Trail with Lewis and Clark Program: starts Monday, Feb. 10. Sponsors: wellness department and University Within the University. Call 777-2128 for more information.

    Records Management 101: Feb. 11, 9 to 11 a.m., 10-12 Swanson Hall. Do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of records around you? Can you find the information you need to do your job effectively? Do you have records that are from the prehistoric ages, and do you want to get rid of them (legally)? If you answered yes to any of these questions, come to this hands-on workshop to learn practical tips that you can start using today. Presenter: Sara Bolken, office of general legal counsel.

    Defensive Driving: Feb. 12, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center, OR Feb. 26, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Note: Bring your driver�s license to this workshop. 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 take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Mark Johnson, safety and environmental health.

    You as a Supervisor: Feb. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., 303 Twamley Hall. This session is a presentation on supervisory responsibilities. What is management and how does it apply to you as a supervisor, and how do you apply it in your job as supervisor? Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.

    Office Ergonomics: Feb. 13, 1 to 2 p.m., 17 Swanson Hall. Ergonomic principles while working at the computer and other occupational work stations will be reviewed. Components of industrial ergonomics will be included. Information regarding design, ergonomic products, and stretching exercises are discussed in this class. Presenter: Claire Moen, affirmative action.

    Windows XP: Feb. 18, 19, and 20, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (Seven and one-half hours total), 361 Upson II Hall. Windows orientation, work with programs and documents, organize files, work with windows, create an efficient work environment, use control panel features, use Windows applets, optimize system resources, find information. Presenter: Jim Malins, ITSS.

    Electricity, What You Don�t Know Might Shock You: Feb. 19, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Many people are injured and even killed by electricity every year. This workshop provides basic information for those �non-electricians� who work around electrical equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health.

    Accounting Services Policies and Procedures: Feb. 19, 9 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Review of accounting policies and procedures and any recent changes or updates. Presenter: accounting services.

    *NEW* Supplemental Retirement Annuities (SRAs): Feb. 19, 4 to 6 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union, OR Feb. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Rural Technology Center. This program explains how a supplemental retirement annuity offers you an easy, affordable, and tax-deferred way to build the additional assets you may need to adequately support a longer life-span. Significant other/partner welcome (please register guest). Presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF, sponsored by payroll office.

    PageMaker: Feb. 21 and 28, 9 a.m. to noon (two Fridays), Starcher Hall, Presenter: Lynda Kenney. Contact the U2 Office for additional details.

    Creating a Web Page Using HTML: Feb. 24 and 26, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (five hours total), 361 Upson II Hall. Learn how to create a Web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS.

    *NEW* Connecting with Advisees: Feb. 25, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Sioux Room, Memorial Union. The relationship between the student and advisor is a key component in the overall success and satisfaction the student experiences while on a college campus. Tips and techniques will be shared on how to stay connected to your advisees throughout their experience at UND. Sponsored by student academic services.

    Dealing With Difficult People: Feb. 26, 1 to 3 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn how to work with and not against difficult people. Find out what assertiveness is and how to apply it in day-to-day interaction with people. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.

    � Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University Within the University.

    PERC Lists Classes

    The Parent Education Resource Center (PERC), 500 Stanford Road, offers the following programs. Call 795-2765 to register or for more information. Child care offered for all daytime programs; all classes are held at PERC unless otherwise noted.

    Parent Study Group, �Successful Parenting,� Wednesdays, Feb. 5 and 12, 7 p.m.

    Lunch Box Special, �Identifying Eating Disorders,� presented by Kim LaHaise, Thursday, Feb. 6, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

    Seminar, �Dealing with Difficult People,� Monday, Feb. 10, 1 p.m.

    Parent Study Group, �Discipline for Life! Getting It Right with Kids,� Mondays, Feb. 10, 17, 24, March 3, 7 p.m.

    Family Story Hour, �Special Friends Warm My Heart,� featuring Diane Cox, Tuesday, Feb. 11, 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

    Video Presentation, �Humor Your Stress,� featuring Loretta LaRoche, Thursday, Feb. 11, 7:30 p.m.

    Five-Week Book Study, �Loving Each One Best,� a caring and practical approach to raising siblings, by Nancy Samalin, Tuesdays, Feb. 11, 18, 25, March 4 and 11, 1 to 2:30 p.m.

    Parent Study Group, �Understanding the Family Life Cycle,� Tuesdays, Feb. 11 and 18, 9:30 to 11 a.m.

    Seminar, �So What�s Self Esteem Got to Do With Peanut Butter?� Wednesday, Feb. 12, 9:30 a.m.

    Seminar, �Traits of a Healthy Family,� Thursday, Feb. 13, 7 p.m.

    Lunch Box Special, �Grandparenting by Gosh and By Golly,� presented by Marilyn Hagerty, Thursday, Feb. 13, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

    Seminar, �Teaching Values,� Wednesday, Feb. 19, 9:30 a.m.

    Seminar, �Be Your Child�s Moral Compass: Building Character,� Wednesday, Feb. 19, 1 p.m.

    Lunch Box Special, �Kids and Competition,� presented by Carol Helland, Thursday, Feb. 20, 12:10 to 12:50 p.m.

    Workshop for parents of students who have Individual Educational Programs (IEPs), Thursday, Feb. 20 (information about evaluation for eligibility for special education services, activity to create an organizational system for records), Thursday, March 6 (information about the development of the IEP, decisions about services), Grand Forks Education Center, 2400 47th Ave. S., Grand Forks; call 746-2205 #109 for more information.

    Seminar, �Stress and the Healthy Family,� Thursday, Feb. 20, 7 p.m.

    Seminar, �Resilient Kids . . . Resilient Parents,� Friday, Feb. 21, 9:30 a.m.

    Parent Study Group, �BE the Parent . . . the Power of Parenting,� Mondays, Feb. 24, March 3, 10 and 17, 1 p.m.

    Video Presentation, �All About Attention Deficit Disorder - Part II, Diagnosis and Treatment,� featuring Thomas Phelan, Tuesday, Feb. 25, 6:30 p.m.

    Seminar, �Paddling Upstream in Troubled Waters . . . Raising Kids in Today�s World,� Wednesday, Feb. 26, 9:30 a.m.

    Parent Study Group, �Skills for Single Parents,� Thursdays, Feb. 27 and March 6, 7 p.m.

    Conference, �Teach Your Children Well,� presented by Madelyn Swift, one of the nation�s leading authorities on discipline, and president of Childright and author, Saturday, March 8, Townhouse Best Western, 710 First Ave. N., Grand Forks; conference fee, $25 per person.

    Individual Education Programs (IEPs) Conference, �Accessing Systems,� Tuesday, March 11, Adult Learning Center, 500 Stanford Road, Grand Forks, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.; workshop focuses on systems available in North Dakota for children with special needs; call The Arc at 772-6191 for more information.

    � Jan Orvik, Editor, for the Parent Education Resource Center.

    In the News

    John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

    Glenda Lindseth (nursing), principal investigator, and Paul Lindseth (aviation), co-principal investigator, were awarded a $521,360 grant by the Department of the Army to conduct research on the effects of an aviator�s dietary intake on cognition and flight performance. Tom Petros (psychology) and Warren Jensen (aviation) are collaborating on the project. . . . George Seielstad has been named chair of the NASA Deep Space Network (DSN) working group, the communications link for all space probes. The task of the working group is to recommend how the existing system can be improved, as well as how it can make best use of its $250 million budget. . . . A sensor being built by the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium and UND engineering students has passed the first of several tests and inspections before it is sent into orbit on the International Space Station. . . . A team of UND students from the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM), a student group from the computer science department, won the DigiKey regional programming contest held in Thief River Falls, Minn., competing against five other schools.

    College of Arts and Sciences

    Ray Fischer (emeritus, communication), had an article, �What�s Holding Up High - Definition Television?� published in the January 2003 issue of USA Today Magazine. . . . Curtis Stofferahn (sociology) was elected to the board of directors of the Northern Plains Sustainable Agriculture Society (NPSAS) at the society�s annual meeting held in Aberdeen, S.D. Stofferahn has supported and advocated for sustainable agriculture, participated in the development of the society�s local food systems project, done research on local food systems, and is co-director of the Center for Rural Studies at UND and NDSU. . . . The Southwest Regional Arts Council of Minnesota has provided $3,000 for publication of a book by Dale Jacobson (English), a long poem titled �A Walk By the River.� The book is being published by Red Dragonfly Press, the press-in-residence at the Anderson Center in Red Wing, in a limited hand-produced hardcover edition illustrated by the nationally known artist Gaylord Shanilec.

    College of Business and Public Administration

    Sandy Braathen and Lila Prigge (both information systems and business education) presented a paper, �Innovative Activities for Business Communications,� at the Delta Pi Epsilon National Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

    College of Education and Human Development

    Glenn Olsen (teaching and learning) and Mary Lou Fuller (emeritus, teaching and learning) co-authored the book, Home School Relations: Working Successfully with Parents and Families. Allyn & Bacon published this second edition of the book. Local contributors included Tara Muhlhauser (law), Sara Hanhan (associate provost), Margaret Shaeffer (teacher education), and Marci Glassier (teaching and learning).

    College of Nursing

    Diane Langemo (emeritus, nursing) was elected president of the National Pressure Ulcer Advisory Panel, a 15-member, elected, multidisciplinary panel from across the country whose purpose is to improve the quality of care for pressure ulcers through education, research and public policy. In January, Langemo represented the United States NPUAP at the World Wound Healing Congress in Paris. . . . Cindy Anderson (nursing) and Jun Ren (physiology) co-authored �Leptin, Leptin Resistance and Endothelial Dysfunction in Pre-Eclampsia,� published by Cellular and Molecular Biology Online in 2002. . . . Evelyn Labun (nursing) published �The Red River College Model: Enhancing Success for Native Canadian and Other Nursing Students From Disenfranchised Groups� in the Journal of Transcultural Nursing, Vol. 13, No. 4, October 2002.

    School of Medicine and Health Sciences

    Mary Wakefield (Center for Rural Health), was a speaker at the National Advisory Council on Nurses Education and Practice Meeting in Washington, D.C. Her topic was �Funding Allocation Methodology.� A keynote speaker at the Valley Rural Health Cooperative, Board of Trustees Workshop in Grand Forks, she spoke on �Emerging Issues in Healthcare Delivery: Focus on Cost, Access, and Quality.� Wakefield addressed the new leaders forum at the University of Mary in Bismarck, and was the keynote speaker at the third International Congress of Rural Nurses in Bingham, N.Y., where she addressed �Charting a Course Using Rural Research and Health Policy.� Wakefield was the keynote speaker at the American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation Conference in Charlotte, N.C., presenting �The Quality Chasm - One Year After the Institute of Medicine Report.� . . . Mary Amundson (rural health) attended the National Health Service Corps Training Conference in Rockville, Md. In Denver, Colo., Amundson presented a workshop, �Recruitment 101" at the annual membership meeting of the National Rural Recruitment and Retention Network. She has been appointed as the campus ambassador for the National Health Service Corps., where she will be a resource for students to learn more about the NHSC scholarship and loan repayment programs as well as helping to develop the next generation of primary care clinicians committed to serving the underserved. . . . Brad Gibbens (rural health) attended the Upper Great Plains Technology Conference in Fargo, hosted by Sen. Byron Dorgan. He also attended a five-state meeting of the State Rural Hospital Flexibility Programs in Watertown, S.D. Gibbens gave two community presentations, one on rural health to the Ashley Medical Center�s annual stakeholder meeting and a second on federal rural health programs and rural health issues for the Nelson County Health System in McVille, N.D. He met with hospital staff at the Cavalier County Memorial Hospital in Langdon, N.D., to discuss the FLEX program, rural health programs and grant development. . . . Leander McDonald (rural health) was awarded the 2002 annual TRIO achievement award during the annual Association of Special Programs in Region Eight Conference in Fargo. The award is given to high achievers who have overcome disability, minority, or socioecononmic status barriers. He also presented a paper titled, �Chronic Disease and Functional Limitations of Native American and Alaskan Native Elders� at the Native Researchers� Cancer Control Training Program Research Conference in Portland, Ore. McDonald presented a paper titled, �The Effect of Geographic Region, Age, and Chronic Disease on the Functional Status of Native American and Alaskan Native Elders� at the Partnerships for Aging Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. . . . Alan Allery, Richard Ludtke, Leander McDonald, Francine McDonald, and Julie Arnold (all with the National Resource Center on Native American Aging, Center for Rural Health), facilitated an information gathering session from which a long-term care (LTC) tool kit will be built. A national panel of experts on various aspects of LTC in Indian Country was assembled in Denver, Colo., for the focus group. Topics discussed in the session included: informal and formal caregivers, home and community based services, assisted living, and skilled nursing facilities. . . . Patricia Moulton and Mary Wakefield (both rural health) presented a paper, �North Dakota Hospital and Long-Term Care Facility Director of Nursing Survey Preliminary Results: Focus on Demand� to North Dakota healthcare stakeholders in Bismarck. . . . Richard Ludtke (rural health) completed a report, �Needs Assessment of Long Term Care, North Dakota: 2002" in collaboration with Richard Rathge and the North Dakota Data Center at NDSU.

    Student and Outreach Services

    Robert Boyd (vice president) was inducted into the Studio One Hall of Fame in October.

    Grants and Research

    Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

    Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or


    Jeanne Spurlock Research Fellowship in Drug Abuse and Addiction for Minority Medical Students�Funding to work with a child and adolescent psychiatrist researcher-mentor on the topic of drug abuse and addiction. Contact: Tom Enright, 202-966-7300 x105;; Deadline: 3/15/03.


    Public Interest Policy Graduate Student Internship Program�Support to spend one year working on public interest policy issues at the Public Policy Office of the APA. Policy areas pertain to: children, youth, and families; aging; women; lesbian/gay/bisexual concerns; ethnic minorities; AIDS; disabilities; media; and crime and violence. Contact: Office of Public Policy, 202-336-6062;; Deadline : 3/7/03.


    Outcome Studies Grants�Support to perform pilot outcome studies. Proposals of particular interest are prospective randomized studies and studies addressing outcomes instrument development or use. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: Outcome Studies Committee, 847-384-8300;;


    Support for projects in refinement and developmental toxicology in relation to alternatives to animal testing. Deadline: 3/15/03 (Preproposals). Contact: CAAT Grants Coordinator. 410-223-1693;;


    Steven H. Sandell Grant Program for Junior Scholars in Retirement Research�Funding for junior scholars, or senior scholars entering a new area, from a wide variety of disciplines, to conduct research on retirement issues. Contact: Amy Chasse, 617-552-1762;; Deadline: 3/14/03.


    Doctoral Dissertation Summer Research Fellowships and Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowships support work on a topic on the Deep South in fields such as literature, history, languages, music, cultural anthropology, folklife, women�s studies, or other humanities disciplines. Deadline: 3/1/03. Contact: Fellowship Committee for Doctoral Dissertation Research,; 20FELLOWSHIPS.doc or


    The goal of the Natural and Accelerated Bioremediation Research (NABIR) Program (OBER) is to provide fundamental science that will serve as the basis for development of cost-effective bioremediation and long-term stewardship of radionuclides and metals in the subsurface at DOE sites. The focus is on strategies leading to long-term immobilization in place of contaminants to reduce the risk to humans and the environment. Contact: Anna Palmisano, 301-903-9963;; Deadlines: None (Preapplication); 3/11/03 (Full Proposal).


    U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command � Support for research on medical problems of importance to American warfighters at home and abroad. Areas of interest are infectious diseases, HIV, combat casualty care, telemedicine and advanced technology, military operational medicine, medical biological defense, and medical chemical defense. Deadline: None. Contact: Commander, 301-619-7631; Q&A.BAA@DET.AMEDD.ARMY.MIL;;


    AIDS International Training and Research Program�Support for innovative, collaborative training programs that would contribute to the long-term goal of building sustainable research capacity in HIV/AIDS and HIV-related conditions at developing country institutions. Contact: Jeanne McDermott, 301-496-1492;; Deadlines: 2/11/03 (Letter of Intent); 3/12/03 (Application).


    Support for researchers at the entry faculty level (Instructor or Assistant Professor) who will focus a research career on studying unique aspects of stroke in women. Research may be basic or clinical in orientation. Contact: Lawrence M. Brass,; Deadlines: 3/16/03 (Electronic Letter of Intent); 4/14/03 (Full Proposal).


    Graduate Fellowships in Alternatives in Scientific Research support students whose programs of study seem likely to have an impact on development and implementation of scientifically valid alternatives to use of animals in research, product testing, and education, and/or increasing public awareness of such alternatives. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: Peter O�Donovan, 312-427-6025;;


    21st Century Research Awards--Brain Cancer Research�Support for novel, innovative research to generate new knowledge leading to increased rates of survival and improved functional recovery for individuals with brain cancer. Preference is given to investigations applying information from neurobiology, genetics, molecular biology, immunology and neuropathology to development of new brain cancer therapies; studies that apply advances and information from research on non-nervous system cancers to tumors arising in the brain; and research improving diagnosis and treatment of brain tumors through better understanding of cellular and molecular characterization of brain cancers. Support is available for researchers, for study panels, and for research networks. Deadline and Contact: 314-721-1532;, or

    21st Century Research Awards--Bridging Mind, Brain, and Behavior�Support for interdisciplinary research spanning at least two of the three different levels of analysis (neural, cognitive, behavioral) required in answering questions linking brain function, cognition, and behavior. Deadline and Contact: See above or

    21st Century Research Awards--Studying Complex Systems�Support for scholarship and research directed toward development of theories and models that can be applied to study of complex, nonlinear systems. Funded proposals will address issues in fields such as biology, biodiversity, energy, climate, demography, epidemiology, technological change, economic development, governance, or computation. Deadline: 3/14/03. Contact: See above or;


    Funding for Developmental Centers for Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine (DCRC) (PAR-03-04-6)�The purpose of these awards is to: increase the level and quality of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) research by assisting extramural CAM researchers and practitioners to develop and participate in high-quality research; promote CAM research expertise and infrastructure development; and support enhanced communication and partnership-building between CAM and conventional institutions. Deadlines: 3/15/03, 1/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/15/03, 2/17/04, 2/15/05 (Application). Contact: Christine Goertz, 301-402-1030;;


    Shared Instrumentation Grant (RFA-RR-03-002)�Support to make available to institutions expensive research instruments that can only be justified on a shared-use basis and for which meritorious research projects are described. Types of instrumentation supported include, but are not limited to, nuclear magnetic resonance systems, electron and confocal microscopes, mass spectrometers, protein and DNA sequencers, biosensors, x-ray diffracto-meters and cell sorters. Although there is no restriction on the number of applications UND can submit to the program each year, applications submitted must request different types of equipment. Thus, please notify ORPD (7-4278 if you are interested in submitting a proposal for this grant. Deadline: 3/21/03. Contact: Marjorie A. Tingle, 301-435-0772;;


    Leiomyomata Uteri: Basic Science and Translational Research (RFA-HD-03-005)�Support for research in basic science, environmental health science, and translational research with the goal of translating advances in under-standing of the molecular basis of leiomyomata uteri (uterine fibroids) into new therapies for prevention, treatment, and cure of this common benign gynecologic disorder. Contact: Estella Parrott, 301-496-6515;; Deadlines: 3/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/14/03 (Application).


    Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers RFA-ES-03-001�Support to create a network of research centers in which multidisciplinary teams of scientists, clinicians, and breast cancer advocates work collaboratively on a unique set of scientific questions that focus on how chemical, physical, biological, and social factors in the environment work together with genetic factors to cause breast cancer. Deadlines: 3/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/14/03 (Application). Contact: Gwen W. Collman, 919-541-4980;;


    General Forensic Research and Development�Support for research and development of methods, techniques, and technologies to enhance or increase discriminatory power, applicability, and/or reliability of forensic analyses used in crime laboratories. Proposals that build or improve upon existing techologies, methods or approaches as well as proposals based on new or novel technologies, methods, or approaches are encouraged. Deadline: 2/27/03. Contact: 800-851-3420;;

    Investigator-Initiated Research�Support to explore topics relevant to state or local criminal justice policy or practice. Priority topic areas are: law enforcement/policing justice systems (sentencing, courts, prosecution, defense); corrections; crime prevention/causes of crime; violence and victimization, including violent crimes; and drugs, alcohol and crime. Deadline: 3/11/03. Contact: Office of Research and Evaluation, 800-851-3420;;;


    Pilot Research Grant Program�Support for small grant applications in specific areas to: stimulate and facilitate entry of new investigators into aging research, and encourage established investigators to enter new targeted, high priority areas in this field. Deadlines: 3/17/03, 7/15/03, 11/17/03. Contact: David B. Finkelstein, 301-496-6402;;


    Research Partnership Awards for Rapid Response to College Drinking Problems (RFA-AA-03-008)�Support for developing and conducting research which requires rapid funding in order to address unexpected and time-sensitive research opportunities to address drinking on college campuses. An over-arching goal is to establish ongoing partnerships between college administrators and established alcohol research scientists in order to exchange information, and designing interventions to prevent or reduce alcohol-related problems among college students. Deadlines: 3/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/14/03 (Proposal). Contact: Peggy Murray, 301-443-2594;;


    Disability Rehabilitation Research Projects Program�Support for projects to improve quality and utility of research related to individuals with disabilities from traditionally underserved racial and ethnic populations and enhance knowledge and awareness of issues related to these populations. Deadline: 3/17/03. Contact: 877-433-7827;;;


    Drug Abuse and HIV Prevention in Youth (RFA-DA-03-012)�Support for research on prevention of HIV and maintenance of effects of prior prevention interventions on youth. Contact: Eve�E. Reider, 301-402-1719;; Deadlines: 3/14/03 (Letter of Intent), 4/14/03.

    Enhancing HIV Vaccine Efficacy in High-Risk Drug Users (RFA-DA-03-002)�Support for clinical research to develop strategies for implementing promising HIV vaccine candidates in cohorts of individuals at high risk for HIV infection and who abuse drugs or who are at high risk to abuse drugs, in order to determine HIV vaccine efficacy in high-risk drug-using populations. Contact: Thomas F. Kresina, 301-402-1913;; Deadlines: 3/14/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/14/03 (Application).


    Maintenance of Long Term Behavioral Change (RFA-OB-03-003)�Support for research to examine biopsychoso-cial processes and test interventions designed to achieve long-term health behavior change and a Resource Center to provide coordination for this set of research projects. Contact: Linda Nebeling, 301-451-9530;; Deadlines: 3/11/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/11/03 (Application).


    Collaborative Research at Undergraduate Institutions (C-RUI)�Support for multidisciplinary research efforts which involve faculty and students at predominantly undergraduate institutions. Deadline: 3/12/03. Contact: Sally O�Conner, 701-292-8470;;

    Interagency Announcement of Opportunities in Metabolic Engineering�Support for research in metabolic engineering. This a collaborative effort with the Departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, and Energy; the Environmental Protection Agency; National Aeronautics and Space Administration; and the National Institutes of Health. Areas of particular interest are: instrumentation; quantitative and conceptual models integrated with experimental studies that better characterize regulation and integration of complex, interacting metabolic pathways; and use of bioinformatics to deduce structure, function, and regulation of major metabolic pathways. Contact: Fred Heineken, 703-292-7944;; Deadline: 3/19/03.

    National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics Education Digital Library (EHR--DUE)�Funding to establish a national digital library that will constitute an online network of learning environments and resources for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education at all levels. Contact: Lee Zia, 703-292-8671;; Deadlines: 3/12/03 (Letter of Intent; 4/21/03 (Application).

    Quantitative Systems Biotechnology (QSB)�Support for innovative, high risk/return proposals, which combine in-depth analysis of large-scale cellular biological systems, or their representations, with creative software tools for development of computer models as well as complementary quantitative experimental approaches. Contact: Fred Heineken, 703-292-7944;; Deadline: 3/18/03.


    International HDL Research Awards Program�Support for basic and clinical research into the metabolism and biological activities of HDL particles including their role in the atherothrombotic process. Deadline: 3/14/03. Contact:;


    Digital Vision Fellowship�Support for technology professionals to spend up to 9 months at Stanford University conducting a project that explores utility of information and communications technologies (ICTs) in addressing developing world problems. Deadline: 3/14/03. Contact: Reuters Foundation at CSLI, 650-724-4069;;;

    -- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development



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