University Letter
Volume 40, Number 23: February 14, 2003

 

UND Posts Record Spring Enrollment

EVENTS TO NOTE

LEEPS Lecturer Presents Talk Feb. 14
Counseling Center Offers Thesis/Dissertation Support Group
Dance, Concert Features Celtic Tunes
Student Exhibit Opening At Museum
Graduate Committee Will Not Meet Feb. 17
Campus Ministry Hosts “A Conversation On War And Peace”
Weight Watchers On-Site Program Offered
Dakota Conference Focuses On ‘Successful Strategies For Health Communities’
Series Spotlights Spirituality In The Workplace
“On Teaching” Discussion Centers On Research, Practice
Delta Upsilon Hosts Faculty Appreciation Event
TRIO Day Feb. 20 Showcases “Generation Why,” Alumni Reunion
Counseling Center Offers Support Groups
Thursday International Night Features Romania
Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter To Lecture On Careers In Sports
Dickinson State University Hosts State Diversity Conference
Doctoral Examination Set For Corinne Carey
Master Chorale, CHS To Present “A ‘Chor’ Of Discovery”
Nearly 200 Employees Are “Trekking The Trail”
“Tunnel Of Oppression” Presented Feb. 24, 26
“Freedom From Smoking” Classes Begin Feb. 25
Theatre Arts Presents “An Evening Of Tennessee Williams”
Spring Career Fair Is Feb. 26
Lecture Considers “How Many Planets?”
Speaker Discusses Hispanics And Health Care
Museum Invites Poets To Open Mic Night 7
Tickets For Founders Day Banquet Now On Sale
“In Franco’s Wake” Is Next In English Lecture Series Feb. 27
Proposals Due For March 7 IRB Meeting
Golf Seminar Scheduled For March 7, 8
Campus Climate And Complexion Conference Is March 11
Returning Student Scholarship Applications Due
“Art & Science” Is Theme Of 34th Annual Writers Conference March 24-29
Singers Sought For Easter Cantata
National Institutes Of Health Offers Regional Seminar

Announcements

Presidents Day Holiday Hours Listed
$12,000 Graduate Science Teaching Internships Available
Practice Your Spanish At The “Spanish Table”
David Madzo Exhibits At Museum Of Art
Crisis Program Receives Award
American Express Credit Card Contract Cancelled
Annual Staff Employee Evaluations Due Feb. 28
Division I Funding Bill Heard In House Education Committee
ConnectND Corner
Children Needed As Research Participants
Financial Consultants Available To All Employees
Credit Union Lists Officers
Free Nutrition Clinic Opens
U2 Workshops For Feb. 12-14
Items Offered For Sale To Public On Bids

GRANTS AND RESEARCH

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed


UND Posts Record Spring Enrollment
The University has posted the largest spring semester enrollment in its history with 11,921 students. The record number is up 697 (6.2 percent) from the 2002 final spring count of 11,224*. UND’s largest ever enrollment was this fall with 12,423 students, an increase of 659 students (5.6 percent) over the 2001 fall semester enrollment. Spring semester enrollment is always lower than the fall enrollment, in part because of winter commencement.

“We continue to be pleased by our steady enrollment growth and by the fact so many students continue to be attracted to the myriad educational opportunities and the high-quality of the faculty at the University of North Dakota,” said President Charles Kupchella. “It is the result of a lot of effort by our faculty and staff who are working hard to help meet the University’s goals in our strategic plan.” Kupchella said enrollments were up in just about every category, but cited increases in graduate students (1,741, up 111) in particular.

UND’s total undergraduate enrollment is up 561 from last year (9,739 compared to 9,178). Virtually all eight colleges within the University grew, led by the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences (up 145 to 1,616), the College of Business and Public Administration (up 129 to 1,629), the Graduate School (up 111 to 1,741), the College of Nursing (up 107 to 647), and the College of Arts and Sciences (up 87 to 2,651).
UND’s students come from just about every state and from some 50 other countries. The growth came from just about everywhere, but particularly in the number students from North Dakota (up 239) and Minnesota (up 308).

* UND’s second-highest spring enrollment was last year with 11,224, and the University’s third-highest spring enrollment was in 1990 with 11,145. Other recent spring enrollments include 10,438 in 2002, 10,061 in 2000 and 9,686 in 1999.

 

Events to Note


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 (LEEPS) 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.


Counseling Center Offers Thesis/ Dissertation Support Group
The counseling center is offering a support group designed especially for graduate students working on their thesis or dissertation.
The thesis/dissertation support group will provide a supportive environment where graduate students can talk about their stresses and successes in working on their manuscript. They will connect with others who are going through the same process to find encouragement, motivation, and structure.
If you know a student who could use support completing their thesis or dissertation, please inform them about this group, held Fridays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the counseling center, beginning Friday, Feb. 14. Interested individuals can contact Arnie at 777-2127. – Counseling Center.


Dance, Concert Feature Celtic Tunes
North Country Fiddle and Dance will present Celtic, American, and French-Canadian tunes and dances Saturday, Feb. 15, at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. The 7:30 p.m. concert will feature tunes and step dance demonstrations, and will be followed by an 8:30 p.m. dance. You are invited to join in, learn reels, hoe-downs, contra dances, and circle mixers. Donations will be taken at the door.

For more information, call Jeanne at (218) 773-3850. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Jeanne O’Neill, North Country Fiddle and Dance.


Student Exhibit Opening At Museum
The North Dakota Museum of Art will hold an opening reception and awards ceremony at 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 16, for its juried regional student exhibition. This exhibition was judged by Brian Szott, Minnesota State Historical Society in Minneapolis, and includes work by students from UND, NDSU, Minnesota State University at Moorhead, and Concordia College. The event is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.

For more information, please contact Rachel Lukaski, the Art Students’ Collective president, at RachelLukaski@yahoo.com or call the Museum at 777- 4195. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Graduate Committee Will Not Meet Feb. 17
The graduate committee will not meet Monday, Feb. 17, because of the Presidents Day holiday. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Campus Ministry Hosts “A Conversation On War And Peace”
Please join the Campus Ministry Association Tuesday, Feb. 18, for “A Conversation on War and Peace.” A free meal of soup and breads will be served during the noon hour in the basement fellowship hall of the Newman Center, 410 Cambridge Street. The conversation will be led by Paul Sum (political science and public administration), Tom Petros (psychology), and Jim Antes (psychology and peace studies). All members of the campus community and the community at large are invited to participate. – Jerry Bass, United Campus Ministry.


Weight Watchers On-Site Program Offered
In response to requests for an on-site weight management program, the wellness department and the University Within the University (U2) program are pleased to announce the on-site program from Weight Watchers. This is the same program as weekly Weight Watchers meetings except UND employees gather in a meeting room in the workplace. The essentials of healthy weight loss, good nutrition, and behavior modification are discussed.

Meetings are scheduled during the lunch hour, and there are private, confidential weigh-ins. Leaders are successful Weight Watchers members who understand the weight loss process and can empathize with members.

The cost of the 13-week program is $155.35. Participants are asked to bring three checks to the first meeting for $53.80 each. (This includes a $2 per check handling fee.) Checks will be deposited during weeks 1, 3, and 9.

On-campus meetings begin Tuesday, Feb. 18, at noon. The meetings last an hour and are held in the lower level of Swanson Hall. Weigh-in occurs during the first 15-20 minutes. The remainder of the meeting is spent on discussion and motivational group support. If a participant is unable to attend the on-site meeting, they are welcome to attend a meeting at the local Weight Watchers location at no charge, during the current dates of the series. For more information contact Mary Lou Liddy, Weight Watchers consultant, at 772-8674. Please note: no pre-registration is required. – Laurie Betting, Wellness Department and Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Program.

Dakota Conference Focuses On ‘Successful Strategies For Health Communities’
The 19th annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health, set for Tuesday through Thursday, Feb. 18-20, in Bismarck, will bring together people with a common interest in the quality and availability of health care services in the Dakotas and Minnesota.

The event, sponsored in part by the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, is an interdisciplinary forum which promotes communication and exchange of ideas and information important to private and public providers of health care. It will take place at the Best Western Ramkota Hotel (formerly the Radisson Inn).
Following the theme “Successful Strategies for Healthy Communities,” the conference includes presentations, discussions, workshops as well as informal gatherings to promote the exchange of information and ideas.

Keynote speakers are Terry Dwelle, North Dakota state health officer, Bismarck; Federico Curz-Uribe, director of the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Tacoma, Wash.; Tillman Farley, medical services director of Salud Family Health Centers, Fort Lupton, Colo.; and Stephen Wilhide, executive director of the National Rural Health Association, Washington, D.C.

The purpose of the conference “is not only to instill newfound skills and knowledge, but also to challenge and motivate people to think about our health care system,” said Brad Gibbens, associate director of the Center for Rural Health. “It is the only statewide, multidisciplinary conference in North Dakota.

“We want to look at questions such as what contributes to developing healthy communities? What strategies, tools, processes and programs can health care providers use to address local health issues? How can different provider groups in the same town, or in neighboring towns, work together to enhance access to care and improve the quality of care?” he said.

Congressional update and state health policy update sessions, to present information about current legislation on rural and public health matters, begin 4:45 p.m. Feb. 18. A special question-and-answer coffee break is scheduled with Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 20. He plans to attend in person.
The conference attracts health care professionals from various disciplines including nursing and public health; hospital, clinic and long-term care administration and associated board members; nutrition; environmental health care; social work; human services; education; community development; those devoted to the well-being of the elderly, and members of the consumer public.

Evening workshops, “Diabetes Update” and “How Do You Know? Risk Assessment in the Spectrum of HIV Infection,” will be offered Feb. 19.
A foundation resource area will be featured for those seeking information on foundations and advice on grant-writing.
Conference sponsors include: School of Medicine and Health Sciences – department of family medicine, Center for Rural Health, AIDS Education and Training Center and department of community medicine; College of Nursing; North Dakota Public Health Association; Altru Health System; North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants; and Community Healthcare Association in North Dakota.

Continuing education units are available from some health profession organizations. Conference registration fee is $175, with reduced rates for groups and students. Day rates are also available. For more information, contact the division of continuing education, (701) 777-2663 or 1-800-342-8230, or visit www.conted.und.edu/ruralhealth. – School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


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. 18, human services; Feb. 25, education. The evening includes a soup supper and is free to all. Bring a friend! – Kathy Fick, Christus Rex.

 

“On Teaching” Discussion Centers On Research, Practice
Students are interested in learning about practice, but faculty know that research is supposed to inform practice. How do we help students learn to value the parts of a discipline that are less concrete and immediately applicable? How do we interest them in the scholarly work of a field, and help them see the connection between research and practice? These are the questions that will be discussed at the next “On Teaching” meeting. The topic will be “Informing Practice: Getting Students to Value Research,” and the session will begin with comments from Deb Byram (occupational therapy) and Mary Cutler (theatre arts) before moving to more general discussion. The meeting will be held Wednesday, Feb. 19, from noon to 1 p.m. in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union. Lunch will be provided, but sign-ups must be received by 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 18. To register for lunch, call 777-4998 or e-mail joan_hawthorne@und.nodak.edu. – Joan Hawthorne, WAC Coordinator.


Delta Upsilon Hosts Faculty Appreciation Event
The men of Delta Upsilon Fraternity would like to show their appreciation for faculty with a complimentary breakfast Wednesday, Feb. 19, in the Sioux Room, Memorial Union, 7 to 10:30 a.m. There will be coffee, juice, cookies, and doughnuts. Please feel free to stop by anytime during that period for breakfast and meet the men of Delta Upsilon. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Delta Upsilon Fraternity.


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 radically 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 personally 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. 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.

 

Counseling Center Offers Support Groups
The counseling center is sponsoring two support groups: one for adult and family and friends of those in the military, and one for women dealing with past abusive relationships.

The support group for adult family and friends of those in the military is designed to assist students dealing with loved ones’ deployment. Topics such as loneliness, finding supportive networks, juggling school and family obligations, and others will be discussed in a caring, confidential setting. The group begins Thursday, Feb. 20, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 200 McCannel Hall. Those seeking information can contact Rhandi Clow or Kathy Gallagher at 777-2127.
The purpose of the group for women dealing with past abusive relationships is to help women deal with the aftermath of relationships that are unhealthy or abusive and help women in healing/recovering process. Topics such as loneliness, setting boundaries, feelings, and others will be discussed in a caring, confidential setting.

The group begins Tuesday, Feb. 18, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Counseling Center, 200 McCannel Hall. Those seeking information can contact Shu-Fen Shih or Kathy Gallagher at 777-2127. – Kathy Gallagher, Ph.D. Fieldwork Intern, University Counseling Center.


Thursday International Night Features Romania
The international programs office holds international nights each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave. The Feb. 20 program features Romania. – International Programs.


Minnesota Twins President Dave St. Peter To Lecture On Careers In Sports
Dave St. Peter, a School of Communication graduate and new president of the Minnesota Twins major league baseball team, will present a lecture about careers in sports during a visit here Thursday and Friday, Feb. 20-21. St. Peter will speak at 3:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 20, in 334 O’Kelly Hall. The lecture is free and open to the public.

In addition to his lecture, St. Peter will visit with UND administrators, Grand Forks city leaders, and students, and will attend the UND basketball games.
St. Peter was named the fourth president in Minnesota Twins history on Nov. 26, 2002. He oversees the club’s business departments, including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, community affairs, communications, broadcast, stadium operations, human resources and finance. St. Peter is also involved in business-related baseball decisions as well as the team’s ongoing effort to ensure the long-term viability of the franchise in the Upper Midwest.

At age 36, he is Major League Baseball’s second-youngest team president. He joined the Twins organization in 1990 and held a variety of positions, including vice president of corporate communications. He was named senior vice president of business affairs in February of 1999 and assembled a sales and marketing staff credited with developing the popular “Get to Know ‘Em” advertising campaign and helping create the “bobblehead doll” craze across the country. Under St. Peter’s direction, Twins annual attendance increased by 82 percent over a three-year period from 2000 to 2002.

St. Peter was born in Bismarck, N.D., and graduated from the UND School of Communication in 1989 with a degree in public relations. Dave, wife Joanie, and their three sons make their home in Eden Prairie, Minn.

Sponsors include the School of Communication, UND’s chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America, the Alumni Association, and the President’s office. For more information, please contact Mike Nitz at 777-3053. – School of Communication.


Dickinson State University Hosts State Diversity Conference
For the second consecutive spring, Dickinson State University will host a statewide diversity conference Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 20-22. Titled “Diversity on the Great Plains and Its Role in Developing Quality of Place,” the conference is sponsored by the North Dakota University System diversity council and Dickinson State University.

The event will bring together nationally recognized speakers and regional experts on diversity. Two special tracks have been established in education and leadership.
Registration for the three-day event begins at 6 p.m. Thursday in Beck Auditorium, the lower level of Klinefelter Hall, on the DSU campus. The opening night will feature a student panel of University System students discussing the role of diversity in higher education. The panel will be moderated by Mary Jo Gonzales, director of educational enhancement services at DSU.

Josh Askvig, student member of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education and DSU student, will deliver the welcome and introductions Friday. Following the opening remarks, Tex Hall, chair of the National Congress of American Indians and chair of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara Nation, will speak on the role of diversity in North Dakota’s future. Roger Reierson, chair of the New Economy Initiative, has also been invited to speak.

The conference also will provide participants the opportunity to interact with a number of national scholars on the topic of diversity. Among the speakers scheduled to appear are Evelyn Hu-DeHart, Caryn McTighe Musil, and Thomas Mortenson.

Dr. Hu-Dehart serves as the director of the Center for the Study of Race and Ethnicity in America at Brown University. She received her bachelor’s degree with honors from Stanford University and earned a doctoral degree in Latin American history from the University of Texas at Austin. She has received numerous research awards, including two Fulbrights and the three-year Kellogg national leadership award.

Dr. Musil earned a bachelor’s degree at Duke University and a master’s and doctoral degrees in English from Northwestern. She served as a faculty member for 18 years and has served as an educational consultant and outside evaluator at numerous colleges and universities. Presently, she serves as vice president of the Office of Diversity, Equity and Global Initiatives at the Association of American Colleges and Universities.

Mortenson serves as a senior scholar at The Pell Center for the Study of Opportunity in Higher Education in Washington, D.C., and also acts as an independent higher education policy analyst. His studies explore academic and financial preparation for college, access, choice, persistence, attainment and labor force entry of college graduates. He holds a master’s degree in public affairs from the University of Minnesota.

Friday afternoon’s programming will include breakout interactive workshops designed around the education and leadership tracks. Friday evening’s keynote address will be delivered by Victor Villanueva, chair of the Department of English at Washington State University. Multicultural entertainment by Cetys Universidad, Tijuana, Mexico, will end the evening.

The conference concludes Saturday, Feb. 22, with discussions on educational opportunity, gender, race and ethnicity. The closing luncheon will feature remarks on diversity’s influence on future leadership.

Additional speakers include:
• Katie Beck, actor and teacher for the Creative Arts Team, New York University;
• Victor Villanueva, chair of the Department of English at Washington State University, speaking on “Why Do You Sound So Angry?”; and
• Jessie Myles, Nebraska Department of Education, speaking on “Diversity: The Demographic Realities – Who Will Provide the Leadership?”

Speakers will address participants in a series of interactive breakout workshops divided into leadership and education tracks. Workshops include: “Enhancing Intercultural Communication” by WenShu Lee, professor of communication at San Jose State University”; “Developing Intercultural Leadership Skills” by Wanda Costen, assistant professor, hotel management, University of Nevada-Las Vegas; “Defining One’s Own Identity,” a panel discussion moderated by Phillip Wander, professor of communication, San Jose State University; “Diversity Issues Related to No Child Left Behind,” by Nilda Simms, lead consultant for the Mid-Continental Research for Education and Learning; “Multicultural Awareness in the Classroom,” by Teresa Delorme, principal, Riverside Elementary School; “Internationalizing the Classroom,” by Jay Harris, consultant for Worldview and former co-chair of global education for the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development; and “Globalization from International and American Students’ Perspectives,” a student panel moderated by Peter Froelich, assistant for special projects at DSU, and Leila Mangru, director of the Center for Multicultural Affairs at DSU.

Seminar fees, with meals included, are $50 for those with no affiliation to the North Dakota University System, $40 for faculty and staff members of the NDSU or tribal colleges, and free for students of University System institutions or tribal colleges. College credit is also available for participating in the event at a cost of $50 for graduate continuing education credit or $40 for undergraduate credit.

To register for the state diversity conference or for more details on the program, call Dickinson State University’s office of extended campus at 1-800-279-4296, ext. 2166 or (701) 483-2166. – Jan Orvik, Editor, for Dickinson State University.


Doctoral Examination Set For Corinne Carey
The final examination for Corinne A. Carey, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in biology, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 21, in 103 Starcher Hall. The dissertation title is “Status of Migratory Shorebirds at an Inland Stopover Site in the Northern Plains Prairie Pothole Region.” Richard Crawford (biology) is the committee chair. Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Master Chorale, CHS To Present “A ‘Chor’ of Discovery”
The Grand Forks Master Chorale and Grand Forks Central High School Centralian Chorus will present “A ‘Chor’ of Discovery: The Lewis & Clark Celebration,” Sunday, Feb. 23, 4 p.m. at United Lutheran Church. Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Senior citizens pay $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and students pay $6 in advance, $8 at the door. You can order tickets at 777-3376 or by visiting or calling the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office at 777-4090.

Written by American composers, the music was chosen to help celebrate the 200th anniversary of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Most of the music is from the 20th century and reflects life in early America in some fashion. The most recent work is Daniel Pederson’s Some Little Snow (with Jeff Anvinson on guitar and Seth Custer on saxophone), commissioned by the Grand Forks Master Chorale in honor of the Lewis and Clark Expedition. Pederson is the music director at United Lutheran Church.

In addition, the chorale will perform several other pieces under the direction of UND director of choirs Nolan Long and accompanied by Lacey Oar: Modern Music and Chester by William Billings; Sweet Harmony by John Alexander (with Seth Custer on saxophone); No Mark by Cecil Effinger (with Seth Custer on saxophone); A Procession Winding Around Me (movements 1-4) by Jeffery Van (with Jeff Anvinson on guitar).

The Grand Forks Central High School Centralian Chorus, under the direction of Charles McCauley and accompanied by Marlys Murphy, will perform All Sky by Stephan Paulus and The Settling Years: Three Pioneer Texts by Libby Larsen. The groups will combine for Aaron Copland’s Stomp Your Foot.

A reception sponsored by the United Lutheran Church follows the concert. – Grand Forks Master Chorale.


Nearly 200 Employees Are “Trekking The Trail”
Nearly 200 employees are taking advantage of a wellness activity program based on the seven dimensions of wellness and follows the journey of Lewis and Clark through North Dakota. This program is co-sponsored by the wellness department and the University Within the University (U2) office. The kick-off meeting was held Feb. 10. Employees were asked to form teams of three.

Sixty-five teams have been formed, they are: Alumni Explorers, Beauty & the Beasts, Biological Machines, The Borg, Break Girls, Budgeteers, Butt Busters, COSE Team, CRH Team, DJS Team, Dream Team, EERC CO’s, Energizers, Engineering Gophers, Experiment, F & P Kidz, Fabulous 50’s, Footsteps to Fitness, Free Nature Team, Get Up & Go, Gillette Girls, Grizwalds, Health Nutz, Highlighters, Hot Flash Honeys, It Could Be Worse, Jim’s Angels, Krispy Kremes, La Trek a Trois, L & C Followers, Lean, Mean, & Green, Lost in the Wilderness, MTI, Mighty Aphrodities, Nut Goodies, Old Farts, PA’s, PT BUMS, Pacesetters, Phantom Walkers, Powerpuff Girls, Psych Girls, Reality Check, Roadrunners, Sakakawea Trekkers, Spirit Walkers, Sprat Pack, Team Consanesco, Teamo Supremo, Three Queens of UND, The Tokens, Trail Blazers, Trail Mix, Tree Huggers, Trekking Trail Buddies, Turtle Ladies, Undaunted Courage, WOBO, WWW’s, Waboose, Walkin’ Wonders, Walking Feet, We Three, Wellness Walkers, Wolfpack. (Some participants from the ITSS department have even issued an intradepartmental challenge!)

These 65 teams of motivated employees will come together again Monday, Feb. 24, to listen to Amy Mossett speak on Sakakawea. Monday, March 24, Barbara Handy-Marchello and Marty Marchello will present “Dinner with Lewis and Clark.” Employees will be able to redeem their activity miles for prizes.
In conjunction with this program, the wellness center has launched a 10-week group exercise program. Enrollment was limited to the first 50 employees to register during the “Healthier Me in 2003" employee health screenings. Our campus is moving and improving. – Laurie Betting, Wellness Department, and Judy Streifel Reller, U2 Program.


“Tunnel Of Oppression” Presented Feb. 24, 26
The “Tunnel of Oppression,” a program devoted to the promotion of diversity and issues of oppression in our society, will be presented in the basement of Johnstone and Smith Halls Monday and Wednesday, Feb. 24 and 26, from 8 to 10 p.m.

The “Tunnel of Oppression” is a multi-sensory exhibition of some of the most difficult and complex issues that we face today. It will demonstrate the reality of hate crimes, and covert and open acts of oppression as our community experiences them.

Participants will be guided through a “tunnel” to view 16 rooms. Each room will explore a particular form of oppression and how it occurs in our world. Some of the topics included are racism, sexism, homophobia, body image, classism, ablism, and STDs. The tour will be followed by a discussion facilitated by professional staff from the counseling center.

Students and staff across campus are working collaboratively to make the tunnel an experience that impacts our community’s thinking about oppression in our society. The goal is to bring acts of oppression and hate into the open to explore the prejudices that motivate such acts.

Tours will start both nights at 8 p.m., and will run at 10-minute intervals, with the last tour beginning at 9:50 p.m. The entire experience will be approximately 45 minutes to an hour long. Due to limited space, an appointment is highly recommended. However, walk-ins are more than welcome. For more information or to schedule a tour time, e-mail tunnel@housing.und.edu.

This project is possible in partnership with the housing office, dining services, counseling center, Student Senate, Society for Energy Alternatives, Association of Residence Halls, women’s center, Student Organizations Center, Alpha Lambda Delta, and Native American programs. – Association of Residence Halls Programming Board and UND Student Government.


“Freedom From Smoking” Classes Begin Feb. 25
The Grand Forks Tobacco-Free Coalition invites you to attend the American Lung Association’s “Freedom From Smoking” program. Classes begin Tuesday, Feb. 25, at 7 p.m. and will be held each Tuesday through April 1. There also will be class on Thursday, March 13. The group will meet on the third floor, Grand Forks County office building, 151 S. Fourth St., Suite N301. The cost is $40 per person. Scholarships are available for UND students and staff who have a financial need. Contact Jane Croeker, student health services, at 777-4817 or jane_croeker@und.nodak.edu for more information. Free quit kits are also available at the student health services pharmacy. – Jane Croeker, Student Health Services.


Theatre Arts Presents “An Evening Of Tennessee Williams”
The department of theatre arts presents the lab theatre production, “An Evening of Tennessee Williams.” The evening will consist of “This Property is Condemned” and “Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry,” two one-acts by one of the most prominent American playwrights. Tennessee Williams’ plays often share the theme of survival in a world that seems bent on crushing the human spirit, and these two one-acts are no exception. “This Property is Condemned” is the portrait of a young girl who lives alone along a railroad embankment in Mississippi, forced to create an imaginary world to survive. “Moony’s Kid Don’t Cry,” is the story of a couple living in an industrial area in a large city. Moony rebels against the added burdens of a new baby and a nagging wife.

Performances are Tuesday, Feb. 25, through Friday, Feb. 27, in the Burtness Lab Theatre. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission and $2 for students with I.D. All tickets are available at the box office the evening of the performance. The box office opens at 6 p.m.; there are no reservations. – Theatre Arts.

 

Spring Career Fair Is Feb. 26
Please mark your calendars: Career Services has set the date for 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.


Lecture Considers “How Many Planets?”
George Seielstad, associate dean of the Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, will give a Benediktson Lecture titled, “How Many Planets?” on Wednesday, Feb. 26, at 4 p.m. in Clifford Hall Auditorium. A reception will precede the talk at 3:30 p.m. The lecture is free and intended for a general audience.

Dr. Seielstad will describe how our rapidly growing human population and associated economic growth have dramatically changed Earth’s environment. During the century just ended, human numbers were four times larger at its end than at its beginning. The world economy multiplied even faster, fueled by cheap energy. As a result, lead and carbon dioxide emissions to the atmosphere rose dramatically. The latter emissions contributed to a warming of the entire planet that was larger and faster than the world has seen for at least a half million years. Use of water by humans multiplied by nine times during the past century, but no more fresh water was added to the planet.

The benefits derived from use of Earth’s life-sustaining resources, however, have not been shared equitably across the planet. If everyone on Earth maintained the same standard of living as the 265 million people who live in the United States, we would need five more planets to meet society’s needs.
Fortunately, we have the scientific tools to inform societies worldwide about the status of Earth’s environment and the trends it is undergoing. The same capabilities that allowed humans to achieve planetary domination now allow us to be Earth’s responsible stewards.

The Benediktson lecture series is named for Oliver Benediktson, a UND alumnus and native of Mountain, N.D., who generously endowed a chair of astrophysics. Dr. Seielstad is the first recipient of the Benediktson chair. In appreciation, he presents lectures on the wonders of science for general audiences. – Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.


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 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 be 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.


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 www.und.edu/dept/divsos/foundersday/. – Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student and Outreach Services.


“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.


Proposals Due For March 7 IRB Meeting
The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, March 7, in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Tuesday, Feb. 25. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in ORPD Tuesday, Feb. 18.

Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting. – John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.


Golf Seminar Scheduled For March 7, 8
The Dakota chapter of the P.G.A. will hold the 2003 Dakota P.G.A. golf seminar Friday, March 7, from 1 to 5 p.m., and Saturday, March 8, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Hyslop Sports Center. The seminar is presented in cooperation with UND and benefits the golf team.

The Dakota chapter golf professionals have designed this seminar to accommodate players of all skill levels, including beginners. All golfers will benefit from the emphasis on sound swing fundamentals, golf coaches will improve their teaching skills, and young players will learn the rules of golf as well as course management skills.

Seminar coordinators are Leo Marchel, P.G.A. professional, and Rob Stiles, men’s golf coach. The seminar will include basic swing fundamentals, short game techniques, iron game, individual video tape session, “Rules of Golf” class, equipment and course management class, and an individual club fitting session. In addition, there will be a specific curriculum designed especially for golf coaches. This program will help coaches deal with common problems experienced by their team members. We will “teach the coaches to teach.”

For questions or further information, call Leo Marchel at 772-3912 or Rob Stiles at 777-2155. The registration fee is $30 for students, $40 for adults. – Rob Stiles, Men’s Golf Coach.


Campus Climate And Complexion Conference Is March 11
The president’s office and the President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) are sponsoring a conference designed to examine and discuss the campus climate for various populations at UND. The conference, “Campus Climate and Complexion: A Conversation for Change,” is Tuesday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Memorial Union.

This conference is free and includes lunch. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. To request a registration form, please contact Wendelin Hume, 777-4115, wendelin.hume@und.edu. Registration forms are due Friday, Feb. 21.

Keynote speakers include: Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo, vice president of minority affairs at the University of Washington and Bernice Sandler, senior scholar at the Women’s Research and Education Institute in Washington, D.C.

The conference will also serve as the kickoff to the 2003 higher education leadership and administrative internship programs as well as an introduction to the UND safe zone project. The complete conference schedule follows:

8:30 to 9 a.m., check-in; 9 to 9:15 a.m., PAC-W (2003 leadership program); 9:15 to 9:30 a.m., presidential welcome; 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., keynote: Rusty Barcelo (campus complexion); 10:30 to 10:45 a.m., break; 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., campus complexion panel (safe zone project); 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch and keynote: Bernice Sandler (campus climate for women); 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., campus climate panel; 2:15 to 2:30 p.m., break; 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., wrap-up panel; 5:30 p.m., dinner and discussion (dinner on your own at the Blue Moose). – Susan Johnson, Memorial Union.


Returning Student Scholarship Applications Due
Please remind students that 2003-2004 returning student scholarship applications are due in the student financial aid office by Saturday, March 15, for priority consideration. The application is available at the student financial aid office or on the SFAO home page, www.und.edu/dept/finaid. – Robin Holden, Director, Student Financial Aid.


“Art & Science” Is Theme Of 34th Annual Writers Conference March 24-29
“Art & Science” is the theme of the 34th annual Writers Conference March 24-29. Speakers at this year’s conference include an O’Henry award winner, a Lambda literary award winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner. All events are free and open to the public.

This year’s guest speakers:
• Presidential Lecturer Oliver Sacks is a world-renowned neurologist, humanist and author. His works have been adapted into several formats: his best-selling “The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” has been adapted into both a play and an opera, and the Penny Marshall film “Awakenings” is based on his work with the drug L-DOPA on postencephalitic patients in 1969. “Uncle Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood,” his latest book, looks back at wartime London and his early passion for chemistry.
• Thomas Disch, an art critic for the Weekly Standard, has won both Hugo and Locus awards for his 1998 book “The Dreams Our Stuff is Made of: How Science Fiction Conquered the World” and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism for “The Castle of Indolence: American Poetry Today.” Disch has published major fiction, short stories, poetry, criticism, children’s book, libretti, plays and interactive software.
• Pattiann Rogers is making her second appearance at the UND Writers Conference. Rogers has been widely praised as one of the best poets in America. Nobel Laureate for Chemistry Ronald Hoffman has said, “I’ve never seen nature observed as closely, nor transfigured by human language, as in Pattiann Rogers’ poetry.” Rogers lives in Colorado with her husband, a retired geophysicist.
• Julia Whitty is active both as a writer and a documentarian. Her fiction and nonfiction works have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Story, Ploughshares and Zoetrope and have won several awards, including an O’Henry Award and Bernice Slote award for fiction. Whitty’s documentary work for PBS, National Geographic, the Discovery Channel, BBC and A&E has also won many honors, including Emmy and Cable Ace awards. Her collection of short stories, “A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga,” is Whitty’s first book.
• Rafael Campo, an assistant professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has appeared on National Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk of the Nation.” His poetry, “The Other Man Was Me,” and memoir, “The Poetry of Healing: A Doctor’s Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire,” have both received Lambda literary awards. Campo’s latest collection of poetry, “Landscape with Human Figure,” has recently been published by Duke University Press.
• Devra Davis is an internationally known epidemiologist now serving as visiting professor of public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz School and is also senior advisor to the World Health Organization. Davis’ book, “When Smoke Ran Like Water,” was a finalist for a 2002 national book award. She has also held the position of scholar in residence at the National Academy of Sciences.
• Alison Hawthorne Deming received the American Academy of Poets’ Walt Whitman award for “Science and Other Poems.” Other awards include creative nonfiction’s Bayer award for science writing for her essay “Poetry and Science: A View from the Divide.” Deming is currently director of the University of Arizona Poetry Center.
• Natalie Angier is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of such works as “Woman: An Intimate Geography” and more recently, “The Beauty of the Beatly and Natural Obsessions,” both of which were named New York Times notable books. Angier’s “The Canon: What Scientists Wish that Everybody Knew About Science,” will soon be published by Houghton Mifflin.
• Ted Mooney has received grants from both the Ingram-Merrill Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim Foundation. Mooney has published three novels, “Easy Travel to Other Planets,” “Traffic and Laughter,” and “Singing into the Piano,” and has had fiction published in Esquire, Granta and The New American Review. He is currently senior editor of Art in America.

Schedule of Events: Unless otherwise noted, all events will take place in the Memorial Union.

Monday, March 24: 5 p.m., new work by Grand Forks writers, Barnes & Noble Bookstore.

Tuesday, March 25: 8 p.m., Oliver Sacks, “Uncle Tungsten: Reflections on a Chemical Boyhood,” Presidential Lecture, Chester Fritz Auditorium.

Wednesday, March 26: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Art & Science,” Natalie Angier, Ted Mooney, Oliver Sacks, Julia Whitty, with Jeanne Anderegg, moderator; 4 p.m., Julia Whitty; 8 p.m., Natalie Angier.

Thursday, March 27: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Science Fact/Science Fiction,” Natalie Angier, Devra Davis, Thomas Disch, Ted Mooney, Julia Whitty, with Al Fivizzani, moderator; 4 p.m., Ted Mooney; 8 p.m., Thomas Disch.

Friday, March 28: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Science as Cosmology,” Alison Hawthorne Deming, Thomas Disch, Pattiann Rogers, with Martha Potvin, moderator; 2 p.m., alumni panel: “Is there live after my English major?”; 4 p.m., Alison Hawthorne Deming; 8 p.m., Pattiann Rogers.

Saturday, March 29: 10 a.m., student and public readings; noon panel, “Science & Poetry,” Rafael Campo, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Pattiann Rogers, with Tami Carmichael, moderator; 2 p.m., Devra Davis; 8 p.m., Rafael Campo.


Singers Sought For Easter Cantata
The University Lutheran Church Choir will perform an Easter Cantata titled, “How Great Thou Art,” arranged by David T. Clydesdale, on Palm Sunday, April 13, at 10 a.m. Singers of all voices are needed, particularly soloists. Open rehearsals are Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m. from now until the performance. University Lutheran is at 2122 University Avenue. Contact me at 777-6739 or 746-8169 for more information. -- Wayde Anderson, Grants and Contracts.


National Institutes Of Health Offers Regional Seminar
NIH offers two regional seminars in program funding and grants administration each year. The two-day seminars provide information about the NIH funding process, from opportunity identification and application preparation through post award administration. Presentations are targeted towards researchers new to NIH, research administrators, postdoctoral students and trainees.

The first seminar will be hosted by Stanford University on April 24-25, in Palo Alto, Calif. The seminar program, online registration, cost and logistical information are available at: http://www.stanford.edu/dept/ORA/training/nihconf03/index.html. The deadline for registering at the $225 rate is April 1.

Questions regarding registration or logistics for the California seminar may be directed to Lisa Forgatsch at (650) 725-9830. Questions on the program content may be directed to Megan Columbus, NIH regional seminar coordinator, at (301) 435-0937 or megan.columbus@nih.gov.

The second NIH regional seminar will be hosted by the University of Maryland in Baltimore, Md., on June 11-12. Registration and logistical information is available at http://www.ord.umaryland.edu/nih/.

The office of research and program development will partially support travel to attend a seminar. If you are interested in attending one of the seminars and require additional funding, please contact me at 777-4280 or will_gosnold@mail.und.nodak.edu. – William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


Announcements

Presidents Day Holiday Hours Listed

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.

Law Library:
The hours for Thormodsgard law library on Presidents Day, Feb. 17, are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Circulation Manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.

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.


$12,000 Graduate Science Teaching Internships Available
The North Dakota Biomedical Research Infrastructure Network (BRIN) supports a graduate teaching internship program to provide intensive teaching experiences for advanced graduate students enrolled in the sciences at UND and NDSU.

Graduate students will receive $12,000 for one semester to develop their teaching skills and enhance their resumes. An intern will teach in the sciences for one semester at a participating North Dakota baccalaureate institution or tribal college.

Interns assigned to teach at a tribal college will also be eligible for a $2,000 room and board supplement. Approximately 20 hours/week of teaching service (including laboratories, course preparation, teaching, and other academic service) is expected.

Up to nine positions are available for the 2003-2004 academic year, primarily in the subject areas of biology (including microbiology), chemistry, and physics. Most of the assignments will be for the spring 2004 semester.

Interns are being recruited from the graduate programs at both NDSU and UND. Preference will be given to applicants who are nearing completion of their doctoral degrees, although applications will be considered from all graduate students in the sciences. Graduate credit is being arranged from NDSU or UND for this service.
Application deadline (all materials) is Monday, March 3, or until all positions are filled.

For further information and application materials, visit http://medicine.nodak.edu/brin/, or contact Donald Schwert, NDSU, at 231-7496 or donald.schwert@ndsu.nodak.edu. – North Dakota BRIN.


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, Languages, 777-4660 or claudia_routon@und.nodak.edu.

 

David Madzo Exhibits At Museum Of Art
David Madzo’s paintings are currently on display at the North Dakota Museum of Art until March 16. The Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. Admission is free. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Crisis Program Receives Award
The National Association of Student Personnel Administrators Midwest region recently met in Kansas City and recognized the UND crisis coordination program as the innovative program of the year. This award is presented to the campus which has developed and implemented a program that results in improved educational activities, services or management for an individual campus community of group or group of campus communities. This crisis program has been used as a model for several campuses across the country. – Jerry Bulisco, Director, Crisis Coordination Team.


American Express Credit Card Contract Cancelled
The University is terminating its contract with American Express. American Express corporate cards should not be used after Friday, Feb. 14. All corporate card holders should cut their corporate cards in half and return them to accounting services (Box 8356) by Tuesday, Feb. 18.

American Express wants to make revisions to the University’s corporate card contract, which would include assessing an annual fee of $35 per card. This would require UND to pay approximately $35,000 annually. The University has not been able to reach a resolution with American Express regarding the fees; therefore, the University is terminating its contract with American Express. As part of this termination, the University is required to return the destroyed cards to American Express.

The University has put temporary mechanisms in place for employee business-related travel, but will research other options. The following options are currently available for business-related travel expenses:

Airline tickets:
1. Submit an employee ticket authorization form to accounting services prior to travel. Make arrangements with local travel agency. The charge will be direct billed to UND and charged to departmental funds via an ID billing; or
2. Purchase the airline ticket personally and request reimbursement on a travel expense voucher.

Registration fees:
1. In advance, a request for payment, made payable to the conference, along with supporting documentation; or
2. Employee may pay personally and request reimbursement on a travel expense voucher.

Lodging:
1. Employee may pay personally and request reimbursement on a travel expense voucher; or
2. Direct billing of lodging may be available. Please contact Bonnie in accounting services to discuss, as these will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

Other expenses:
1. For all other business-related travel, employees should pay personally (cash or personal credit card) and request reimbursement on a travel expense voucher.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call Bonnie at 777-2966 or bonnie_nerby@mail.und.nodak.edu. – Lisa Heher, Cash and Investments Manager, Accounting Services.


Annual Staff Employee Evaluations Due Feb. 28
Annual staff employee performance evaluations should be completed for all staff employees by Friday, Feb. 28. The “performance management plan” form is available electronically as either a WordPerfect or Word document. To receive your copy via e-mail, contact us at human.resources@mail.und.nodak.edu. The Word document version may also be found on our web page at www.humanresources.und.edu/Forms/forms.html. If hard copies are preferred or if you have questions, please call us at 777-4361. Please review and discuss the evaluation with the employee and return the signed forms to human resources, Box 8010, no later than Feb. 28. – Diane Nelson, Director, Office of Human Resources.


Division I Funding Bill Heard In House Education Committee
Following are some highlights of the Feb. 3-7 legislative proceedings regarding higher education, courtesy of the North Dakota University System.
HB1356, a bill related to funding of Division I athletics, was heard in the house education committee. As introduced, the bill would prohibit direct or indirect spending of general fund or student fee revenues for Division I athletic programs.

At the Monday hearing, bill sponsor Rep. Froelich introduced an amendment to limit the financial constraints of the bill to the spending of no additional funds from these sources on Division I athletics and to exclude any program now in existence, thus eliminating an impact on UND’s Division I hockey program. Those who spoke in opposition to the bill included Rep. Clark, Rep. Iverson, Rep. Thoreson, NDSU athletic director Gene Taylor, NDSU student body president James Burgum and NDUS Chancellor Larry Isaak. The committee recommended “do not pass” on the bill.

Food Service Bill
HB1241, a bill that would prohibit University System campuses from providing meals, snacks or other food services to people or programs not affiliated with the institution, was heard in the house education committee.

Bill sponsor Rep. Eckre said the intent of the bill is to prevent unfair competition with local businesses. It is not intended to hamper the ability of campuses to serve their campus communities or guests.

Speaking in opposition to the bill were Rep. Grosz, a UND dining services accountant; the NDSU and UND food service directors; John Richman, interim NDSCS vice president; and representatives of the North Dakota School Board Association and the Department of Public Instruction. HB1241 also would apply to school districts.

Those opposing the bill on behalf of system institutions explained that food service operations are self-sufficient and are supported by food service revenues, not general fund or other tax dollars. Also, NDUS food service operations generally do not advertise or actively solicit business in competition with local caterers.

Collegiate License Plates
SB2276, a bill that would allow institutions to offer collegiate license plates and direct revenues to the institutions or their foundations for use as scholarships, was heard by the senate transportation committee.

Kevin Thompson, DSU director of the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and Josh Askvig, student SBHE member, testified in support of the bill, along with bill sponsor Sen. Wardner. The bill permits distinctive license plates that display a college’s colors and insignia. A one-time $10 fee and an annual $20 surcharge will be charged, provided there are at least 400 orders per college. The committee took no action.

North Dakotan Hiring Preference
HB1240, a bill that would require state agencies to give hiring preference to qualified North Dakota residents, was defeated in the house.

Road Surfacing
HB1494, a bill that would direct the SBHE to order an NDUS institution to conduct a study of road surfacing materials, was heard in the house education committee. Bill sponsor Rep. Monson provided testimony in support of the legislation. No action was taken by the committee.

Motor Pool Vehicle Exemption
HB1405, a bill that would allow NDUS institutions to own and operate low-mileage vehicles separate from those maintained by the state motor pool, was heard in the house transportation committee.

On Feb. 5, the NDUS administrative affairs council met via conference call to discuss HB1405 with representatives of state fleet services. Several campuses raised concerns about the bill. As a result, the NDUS did not testify at the hearing. The chancellor’s cabinet and board will be asked to revisit this bill at their next meeting.
Bill sponsor Rep. Eckre provided testimony in support of the bill. Paul Feyereisen, director of state fleet services, provided information about HB1405’s potential impact on fleet operations and the associated rental rates.

UND Dentistry, Veterinary Resolutions
Feb. 5, the house education committee heard HCR3023 and HCR3024, resolutions directing the study of establishment of schools of dentistry and veterinary science at UND.

Although separate resolutions, HCR3023 and HCR3024 were presented and discussed jointly. The cost of new professional schools in the state would be very expensive, but proponents are concerned about the retirement of existing professionals and the anticipated growing shortage of dentists and veterinarians, particularly large-animal veterinarians.

A subcommittee will review the resolutions and propose changes. Joint efforts or partnerships with other states may address these needs without establishing new schools. For example, North Dakota and South Dakota have been exploring the extension of a University of Minnesota dental education presence in both states.
For more information, visit www.ndus.edu and click on “Reports and Info.” – Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the North Dakota University System.


ConnectND Corner
Each week, we will feature information about the ConnectND project, which will replace our current administrative systems. For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.

Legislative update
The 2003-05 governor’s budget recommends $20 million in bonding authority for the ConnectND project. On Jan. 16, both state government and the University System testified in favor of this legislation, currently contained in House Bill No. 1022. The university system testimony included a request that the appropriations committee also consider appropriating $3.2 million in state general funds for the project, which would cover the University System’s share of the projected 2003-05 costs. This would allow the State Board of Higher Education to discontinue the student fee currently in place to cover these costs.

How many people are working on the project?
State government, higher education and MAXIMUS, the implementation partner, all have personnel working full time and others part time. State government has about 14 people assigned full time and higher education about 24 full time. Including part-time contributors and subject matter experts, the total number of personnel representing general state government tallies about 135 and higher education about 110. This equates to 25 FTE for state government, 50 FTE in higher education, and 25 MAXIMUS FTE. In addition are efforts by members of the executive steering committee and other leaders within state government and the University System.

Rollout planning
State government and the University System project teams continue to work on rollout planning. April 2003 has been set as the target month for implementing statewide (centralized) payroll for state government and many of the financial, human resource, and student administration system modules for MaSU and VCSU, the NDUS pilot campuses. The date for UND payroll changes has not been finalized.

For more information go to www.nodak.edu/connectnd. – 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 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.


Financial Consultants Available To All Employees
Financial consultants are available to all UND employees at no cost.

Whether your main retirement is with NDPERS or TIAA-CREF, any employee can meet with a TIAA-CREF financial consultant. There is no fee to schedule a one-on-one meeting to discuss various ways to save money for your retirement, review your current tax-shelter, and learn more about basic types of investments.
You can schedule a meeting online by going to https://ifs2.tiaa-cref.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/ARS. This will connect you to TIAA-CREF’s meeting schedule. Select North Dakota, and choose UND to see dates available. Click on the date you want and choose a time. The system will go through a series of questions so TIAA-CREF can be prepared with information that will be helpful to you.

Or, you may phone Sue Rundquist, payroll, 777-2157 to set up a meeting. Meeting dates are: Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 19 and 20; Wednesday and Thursday, March 19 and 20; Tuesday and Wednesday, March 25 and 26; Tuesday and Wednesday, April 15 and 16; and Tuesday and Wednesday, April 29 and 30. – Payroll Office.


Credit Union Lists Officers
University Federal Credit Union’s 65th annual meeting was held Jan. 30. Roxanne Korynta was elected for a three-year term to serve on the board of directors. The officers for the year are: Leo Saucedo, president; Tom Wiggen, vice president; Marsha Nelson, secretary; Roxanne Korynta, treasurer; and Margaret Myers, member. Loretta Prather was re-elected to a three-year term to serve on the credit committee.

Thanks to all who visited our new branch office at 1575 17th Ave. S. during our open house Jan. 15. The winner of the drawing for a color TV was Scott Riley. – Marney Kresel, Manager, University Federal Credit Union.


Free Nutrition Clinic Opens
The department of nutrition and dietetics nutrition clinic will open 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 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.


U2 Workshops For Feb. 12-14
U2 workshops are coming up. Please reserve your seat by registering with the University Within the University via phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2. When registering, please include workshop title and date, your name and position, your department and box number, your phone number and e-mail, and let us know how you first learned of the workshop (e-mail, flyer, person, newsletter).

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” forced to 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.

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. Sponsor: student academic services.

Power Point XP, Beginning: March 4, 5, and 6, 1 to 4 p.m. (nine hours total). Create presentations, add graphics and objects to slides, add tables and charts to slides, format text slides, prepare a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions, animate text, prepare notes and handouts. Presenter: Jim Malins, ITSS.

Legal Issues for Supervisors: March 6, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Participants will identify the federal and state statutes that impact your role, discuss UND policies and procedures in relation to federal and state law, and look at situations that may require legal consultation. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
– Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University Within the University.


Items Offered For Sale To Public On Bids
The University is offering for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer equipment, cabinets, and other miscellaneous items. These may be seen at the central receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken between the hours of 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Tuesday through Friday, Feb. 18-21. – Evelyn Albrecht, Central Receiving.


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 shirley_griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

AARP ANDRUS FOUNDATION
Andrus Fellowships in Gerontological Studies–Support for Latino, African American, and Native American graduate students to engage in research and study on minority aging issues. Deadline: None. Contact: Marta Sotomayor, 202-265-1288 ; nhcoa@worldnet.att.net; http://www.andrus.org/Future_generations/Grads/national_education/index.shtml.

AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Small Grant Program for Conference Support–Support for conferences related to health services research. Types of conferences supported include: Research Development:, Design and Methodology, and Dissemination. Contact: Sandra Issacson, 301-594-6668; sissacso@ahrq.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-00-141.html. Deadline: None.

Small Research Grant Program–Support for new investigators or researchers new to health care services issues and for preliminary, exploratory, or innovative research in new or previously unexamined areas. The explicit focus is on priority populations, which include low-income groups, minority groups, women, children, the elderly and those with special needs, and health care delivery in inner-city and rural areas. Contact: Kelly Morgan, 301-594-1782; kmorgan@ahrq.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-01-040.html. Deadlines: 3/24/03, 7/24/03, 11/24/03.

AIR FORCE OFFICE OF SCIENTIFIC RESEARCH
Centers For Biomedical Research With Free Electron (SOL AFOSR-BAA-2003-4)—Support for research aimed at exploiting free electron laser (FEL) technology to develop new applications in medicine, photobiology, surgery, and in associated materials sciences. Contact: Harry Haraldsen, 703-696-5994, harry.haraldsen@afosr.af.mil; http://www2.eps.gov/EPSData/USAF/Synopses/1542/AFOSR-BAA-2003-4/BAA2003-4.pdf; http://www2.eps.gov/EPSData/USAF/Synopses/1542/AFOSR-BAA-2003-3/BAAs2003-3.pdf. Deadline: 3/28/03.

ALASKA CONSERVATION FOUNDATION
Rapid Response Grants–Support for projects that require timely response to fast breaking environmental issues and needs, often with a national flavor (e.g., fighting off unexpected riders in Congress) and address issues of statewide or national importance. Areas of interest include ecosystem and lands protection, marine conservation, conservation advocacy, expanding conservation constituencies, linking conservation with the economy, and organizational effectiveness. Deadline: None. Contact: Grantmaking Committee, 907-276-1917; acinfo@akcf.org; http://www.akcf.org/grants/rapid_grant.htm.

ANDERSEN (HUGH J.) FOUNDATION
Support for efforts that foster inclusivity, promote equality, and lead to increased human independence, self-sufficiency, and dignity. Deadlines: Letters of Inquiry reviewed in February, May, September, and November; 3/15/03, 6/15/03, 9/15/03 (Full Application). Contact: Kathi Wood, 651-439-1557; kathiwood@scenicriver.org; http://www.scenicriver.org/forms/HJA_2002AR.PDF.

ASPEN INSTITUTE
William Randolph Hearst Endowed Scholarship for Minority Students–Support for minority undergraduate or graduate students for research in areas related to nonprofit issues. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: Jill Blackford, 202-736-5838; jill.blackford@aspeninstitute.org; http://www.nonprofitresearch.org/newsletter1530/newsletter_show.htm?doc_id=16318.

BEIM FOUNDATION
Support for a variety of purposes in the arts education, environment and human services with priority given to: capital drives and equipment purchases; innovative start-up programs; inter-generational projects involving community service; cooperative projects; on-going programs that have proven themselves unique and essential; and matching funds. Contact: 952-470-1236; BBEIM@msn.com; http://www.beimfoundation.org/guide.html. Deadlines: 3/15/03, 9/10/03.

BEINECKE RARE BOOK AND MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
Short-term, in-residence Visiting Fellowships support scholars pursuing postdoctoral or equivalent research at the Library. Library collections offer opportunities for interdisciplinary research in such fields as medieval, Renais-sance, and 18th century studies, art history, photography, American studies, the history of printing, music, and modernism in art and literature. Contact: Director, 203-432-2956; beinecke.fellowships@yale.edu; http://www.library.yale.edu/beinecke/blgrdfll.htm. Deadline: 3/15/03.

CONSORTIUM FOR PLASMA SCIENCE
Support for development of a universal approach to eradicate pathogens in human blood source plasma and plasma derivatives. Deadline: None. Contact: Fred Dombrose; 704-571-4070; fdcps@aol.com; http://www.plasmaconsortium.com/faq.htm.

DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY (DARPA)
Defense Sciences Research and Technology–Funding for advanced research and development in a variety of enabling technical areas described in the BAA, available at the web site listed below. Research may be basic or applied, but must be aimed at high-risk/high-payoff technologies with potential for making revolutionary rather than incremental improvements to national security, including emerging threats and operational challenges. Deadline: 11/07/03. Contact: Steven Wax, 703-696-2281; BAA03-02@darpa.mil; http://www.eps.gov/spg/ODA/DARPA/CMO/BAA03-02/listing.html.

DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Ocean Carbon Sequestration Research Program (OBER)—Support for basic research projects on purposeful enhancement of carbon sequestration in the oceans. Deadline: 3/20/03. Contact: Anna Palmisano; 301-903-9963; anna.palmisano@science.doe.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2002/02-30919.htm.

EARLY AMERICAN INDUSTRIES ASSOCIATION
Research Grants Program–Support for research projects for study of early American industries in homes, shops, farms or at sea. Contact: Justine J. Mataleno, eaiainfo@worldnet.att.net; http://www.eaiainfo.org/Grants.htm. Deadline: 3/15/03.

INSTITUTE FOR HUMANE STUDIES
Young Communicators Fellowships–Funding for advanced undergraduate students, graduate students, or recent graduates to obtain strategic short-term opportunities and enhance their abilities and credentials to pursue careers in communication of ideas. Deadlines: 3/15/03 (Summer Positions); 10 Days in Advance (All Other Positions). Contact: George Mason University, 703-993-4880; ihs@gmu.edu; http://www.theihs.org/subcategory.php/25.html.

INTERNATIONAL RESEARCH AND EXCHANGES BOARD (IREX)
The John J. and Nancy Lee Roberts Fellowship Program supports cutting-edge research, in the field of education , in Europe, Eurasia, the Near East, and Asia. Collaborative research programs involving international colleagues are strongly encouraged. Contact: 202-628-8188; irex@irex.org; http://www.irex.org/programs/roberts/. Deadline: 3/15/03.

INTERSTITIAL CYSTITIS ASSOCIATION
Fishbein Family Interstitial Cystitis Research Foundation Grant Program–Support for research in: genetics of interstitial cystitis; immunology of interstitial cystitis; novel therapies for interstitial cystitis; and treatment of interstitial cystitis pain. Contact: Fishbein Family IC Research Foundation, 301-610-5300; icamail@ichelp.org; http://www.ichelp.com/research/TheFishbeinFamilyICResearchFoundationGrantApplication.html. Deadline: 3/15/03.

KENNEDY (JOHN F.) LIBRARY FOUNDATION
Marjorie Kovler Research Fellowships support scholars of any nationality in production of a substantial work in the area of foreign intelligence and the presidency or a related topic using collections of the Library. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: Grant and Fellowship Coordinator, 617-929-453-3; kennedy.foundation@nara.gov; http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/kovler.htm.

Theodore C. Sorensen Research Fellowships support scholars of any nationality in production of a substantial work in the areas of domestic policy, political journalism, polling, press relations, or a related topic using collections of the Library. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.cs.umb.edu/jfklibrary/sorensen.htm.

LEMMERMANN FOUNDATION
Scholarship Awards 2003 support students who need to study in Rome to carry out research and prepare theses concerning Rome and Roman culture from the Pre-Roman period to the present day in the areas of literature, history, archaeology or history of art. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: Studio Associato Romanelli, Telephone 39 06 324 30 23; lemmermann@mail.nexus.it; http://lemmermann.nexus.it/lemmermann/index.html.

LIFELINE FOUNDATION
Student Fellowships support undergraduate college student and medical school student laboratory and clinical research specific to vascular disease. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: 978-526-8330; lifeline@prri.com; http://www.vascsurg.org/doc/ll_student_fellow.html.

MILHEIM FOUNDATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH
Cancer Research Grants–Funding for research for prevention, treatment, and cure of cancer. Sociological studies or studies of cancer survivors will be supported. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: Barbara S. Cole, 303-316-5945; http://www.texascancercouncil.org/cancerfunding/national/11.html.

NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Interdisciplinary Science in the NASA Earth Science Enterprise (SOL NRA-03-OES-03)—Support for interdisci-plinary research in response to the following questions taken from the NASA Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) Research Strategy: How are global ecosystems changing? What trends in atmospheric constituents and solar radiation are driving global climate? How is global sea level affected by climate change? How are variations in local weather, precipitation and water resources related to global climate variation? What are the consequences of climate and sea level changes and increased human activities on coastal regions? How well can long-term climate trends be assessed or predicted? How well can cycling of carbon through the Earth system be modeled, and how reliable are predictions of future atmospheric concentrations of carbon dioxide and methane by these models? The complete NRA will be available electronically on 2/14/03 at http://research.hq.nasa.gov under “Office of Earth Science (Code Y).” Deadline: 3/14/03 (Notice of Intent). Contact: Woody Turner, 202-358-1662; wturner@hq.nasa.gov; http://prod.nais.nasa.gov/cgi-bin/eps/bizops.cgi?gr=D&pin=04#104295.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF BIOMEDICAL IMAGING AND BIOENGINEERING (NIBIB)
Development of Advanced Biomaterials (RFA: EB-03-009)—Funding for development of novel biomaterials that can be used for a broad spectrum of biological and medical applications such as implantable medical devices, tissue engineering, drug and gene delivery, imaging agents, materials for minimally invasive surgery, and biosensors. Deadline: 3/27/03. Contact: Christine A. Kelley, 301-451-4778; kelleyc@mail.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EB-03-009.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)
Funding to establish an International Patient Registry and Repository for Temporomandibular Muscle and Joint Disorders’ (TMJDS) Natural History (NOT-DE-03-003; BAA-DR-04-06). Contact: Kristiane E. Cooper, 301-402-6462; kc116y@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-DE-03-003.html. Deadlines: 3/25/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/25/03 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON ALCOHOL ABUSE AND ALCOHOLISM (NIAAA)
Alcohol Abuse and HIV/AIDS in Resource-Poor Societies (RFA-AA-03-009)–Support for cross-disciplinary international research on HIV/AIDS, other blood-borne infections [i.e., hepatitis B virus (HBV), and hepatitis C virus (HCV)], tuberculosis (TB), and comorbid conditions and consequences in alcohol abusing and dependent individuals, their sexual partners, and their children. Contact: Michael Hilton, 301-402-9402; mhilton@niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-03-009.html. Deadlines: 3/25/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/25/03.

Support for the Collaborative Initiative on Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) (RFA-AA-03-002), to inform and develop effective interventions and treatment approaches for FASD through a highly integrated multidisciplin-ary research approach involving basic, behavioral, and clinical investigators and projects. Contact: Deidra Roach, 301-443-5820; droach@willco.niaaa.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AA-03-002.html. Deadlines: 3/25/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/25/03 (Application).

NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Immunotherapy for Addiction Treatment: SBIR/STTR Initiative (RFA-DA-03-015)–Support for small businesses, or small businesses in collaboration with research institutions, to develop effective methods for large-scale production and clinical testing of monoclonal antibodies or vaccines as therapeutic agents for drug or nicotine addiction and/or overdose. Deadlines: 3/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/23/03 (Application). Contact: Jamie Biswas, 301-443-8096; jb168r@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-03-015.html.

Translating Tobacco Addiction Research to Treatment (RFA-DA-03-010)–Support for research designed to translate existing knowledge about targets, mechanisms and processes of nicotine addiction into treatments immediately applicable or demonstrably exportable to treatment of tobacco addiction in humans. Deadlines: 3/24/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/23/03 (Application). Contact: William A. Corrigall, 301-435-1324; wcorriga@nida.nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DA-03-010.html.

NATIONAL ORGANIZATION FOR RARE DISORDERS (NORD)
Roscoe Brady Lysosomal Storage Diseases Fellowships assist physicians who desire to establish careers in lysomal storage diseases clinical medicine. Research must be collaborative, involve multidisciplinary teams, and focus on genetics, new treatments and diagnostics, and/or epidemiology of LSDs in general, or for a specific lysosomal storage disease. Contact: 203-744-0100; lcataldo@rarediseases.org; http://www.rarediseases.org; http://rarediseases.org/research/LSD2003_Web_Posting1.pdf. Deadline: 3/25/03.

NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Geoscience Education–Funding for initiation or piloting of highly innovative educational activities that involve leading geoscience researchers and educators when support may not otherwise be available. Contact: Jewel C. Prendeville, 703-292-4712; jprendev@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03515/nsf03515.htm. Deadline: 3/17/03.

Louis Stokes Alliances for Minority Participation Program (LSAMP)—Support for alliances of academic institutions to increase quality and quantity of students successfully completing science, mathematics, engineering, and technology (SMET) baccalaureate degree programs, and increasing the number of students interested in, academi-cally qualified for and matriculated into programs of graduate study. UND can submit/participate in only one proposal to the program; therefore, please call ORPD if you are interested in applying. Contact: A. James Hicks, 703-292-4668; ahicks@nsf.gov; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03520/nsf03520.htm. Deadlines : 3/23/03, 10/15/03.

Special Projects (IIS)—Support for research exploring new relationships between computing, communication and digital content from human centered perspectives in order to support communities of users in scholarly, social and work contexts. Deadlines: 3/15/03, 6/3/03. Contact: Stephen M. Griffin, 703-292-8930; sgriffin@nsf.gov; http://www.cise.nsf.gov/fndg/pubs/display.cfm?pgm_pims_id=5146&pgm_supp_id=&loc=fndg_ops&pub_id=5358.

RESOURCES FOR THE FUTURE, INC.
The Summer Internship Program allows undergraduate and graduate students from the social and natural sciences to work with RFF researchers on a variety of ongoing projects, or assist in development of entirely new areas of research and policy analysis. Research divisions are: Energy and Natural Resources (ENR), Quality of the Environment (QE), and Risk, Resource, and Environmental Management (RREM). Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: John Mankin, 202-328-5060; mankin@rff.org; http://www.rff.org/about_rff/internships.htm.

SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION
National Museum of the American Indian--Andrew W. Mellon Advanced Training Fellowships in Ethnographic Object and Textile Conservation are intended to cultivate practical skills and foster a solid understanding of the contexts of material culture, philosophies of conservation at the Museum, and ethics of the conservation profession. Deadline: 3/15/03. Contact: Marian A. Kaminitz, kaminitzm@nmaicrc.si.edu.

U.S. FISH AND WILDLIFE SERVICE
North American Wetlands Conservation Council Standard Grants—Support for acquisition, restoration, and enhancement of North American wetland ecosystems and wetlands-dependent fish and wildlife. Contact: Bettina Sparrowe, 703-358-1784; bettina_sparrowe@fws.gov; http://birdhabitat.fws.gov/NAWCA/grants.htm. Deadlines: 3/7/03, 7/25/03.
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.