43, Number 24: February 17, 2006
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Learn to lead a “forever young”
Juried high school art show opens Feb.
Tax prep workshop held for international
Theology series focuses on end-of-life
President Kupchella presents at leadership
Faculty member publishes counseling
and psychotherapy book
Doctoral examination set for Barbara
Founders Day banquet tickets available
LEEPS lecturer gives presentation Feb.
Buy tickets soon for Feb. 25 Feast
Nonprofit Leadership Student Association
stages softball tourney
Fiddlers will play at barn dance
Farewell reception honors Jerry Bulisco
Career fair set for Feb. 28
Scholarly Forum is Feb. 28-March 2
U2 workshops listed
Service women will discuss overseas
UND Bookstore carries Garrison Keillor
Jane Curry will give women’s
Public meeting will discuss storm water
Conflict Resolution Center offers mediation
Beginner grantwriting workshop held
Aerospace offers summer camp
Day honorees named
Presidents Day holiday hours listed
New weather system benefits students,
Student technology fee proposals sought
Proposals sought for computer repurposing
Women studies holds essay contest
Class will edit faculty manuscripts
Students can design brochures, web sites,
Needed: Tom Clifford stories
Committee awards travel funds
Bookstore will soon return unsold texts
Bookstore catalog offers departments
Studio One lists features
Denim Day is last Wednesday of the month
will discuss lemurs
Frank Cuozzo (anthropology), will speak Friday,
Feb. 17, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. He will
present “Out of the Mouths of Lemurs:
Conservation Implications of Dental Pathology
in Madagascar’s Endangered Primates.”
Dr. Cuozzo earned his doctorate from the University
of Colorado, Boulder, in 2000, his bachelor’s
degree in 1994 and his master’s in 1996
from San Diego State University.
His research expertise is in dental anthropology,
with a research program focusing on dental morphology
and development in fossil and wild primates
and other mammals. He investigates the ways
that primate teeth record individual life histories,
as a tool to study diverse issues including
microevolution, socioecology, and human impacts.
to lead a “forever young” lifestyle
With thousands of diets and books available,
many people still don’t know what to believe,
how to eat, or what is right for their family.
UND alumnus and Grand Forks native James H.
O’Keefe Jr., and his wife have developed
a program they say allows families to live active
lives, eat nutritious and delicious foods, and
get back to the natural way of living.
O’Keefe, a nationally recognized cardiologist,
will discuss his program at a free public talk
Saturday, Feb. 18, from 11 a.m. to noon in the
United Hospital Lecture Hall at the UND School
of Medicine and Health Sciences, 501 N. Columbia
Following the program, O’Keefe will sign
copies of his book, The Forever Young Diet and
Lifestyle, at Barnes and Noble bookstore, 775
Hamline Street, from noon to 1 p.m.
“Becoming the healthiest, happiest, and
best you can be takes more than just a fad diet;
it is a lifestyle,” said O’Keefe.
“It happens with following the eating
patterns for which we are designed, and incorporating
the right lifestyle and attitude.”
According to O’Keefe, this program is
advice for the whole family and can improve
vitality and longevity for anyone. The Forever
Young Diet and Lifestyle contains practical,
down-to-earth scientifically proven advice on
how to become lean and youthful through exercise,
optimism, volunteerism, spirituality, and the
ideal diet. It also emphasizes the importance
of friends and family, as well as animal companions
and even gardens.
O’Keefe, staff cardiologist and director
of the preventive cardiology program at the
Mid America Heart Institute in Kansas City,
Mo., was born in Grand Forks. He earned a bachelor’s
degree from UND in 1978 and attended medical
school here for two years before going on to
Baylor College of Medicine in Houston to receive
his M.D. in 1982. A practicing cardiologist,
he researches and teaches cardiovascular medicine
and preventive cardiology.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
high school art show opens Feb. 21
The next exhibit in the Col. Myers Gallery,
Hughes Fine Arts Center, features a high school
art show juried by Sue Fink, painter and director
of education at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
The exhibit, consisting of art by regional high
school seniors, runs from Tuesday, Feb. 21,
to Thursday, March 9. Hours are 11 a.m. to 4
p.m. Monday through Friday.
– Brian Paulsen, art
prep workshop held for international scholars
A tax preparation workshop for international
students and scholars will be held Tuesday,
Feb. 21, from 5 to 7 p.m. in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union. Representatives from the
IRS and from the North Dakota Office of the
State Tax Commissioner will explain the process
of completing the tax paperwork required of
international students. All international students
who were in the U.S. during 2005 must file tax
paperwork, even if they did not work.
This workshop is a great opportunity to find
answers about the international student tax
forms. All international students and scholars
are strongly encouraged to attend. Contact the
Office of International Programs at 777-4231
for more information or visit http://www.und.edu/dept/oip.
— Shannon Jolly, international student
series focuses on end-of-life
Please join the Campus Ministry Association
for free lunch and conversation as they host
the spring semester Theology for Lunch series,
“Preparing the Next Generation for End-of-Life
Issues,” Wednesdays, Feb. 1-22, from noon
to 1 p.m. at the Newman Center. The following
individuals will share their reflections based
on their vocation: Feb. 22, Campus Ministry
Bring a friend and enjoy the Theology for Lunch
– Lisa Burger (student academic services),
on behalf of Campus Ministry Association
Kupchella presents at leadership series
President Charles Kupchella will present “I
Think I See the Solution! Leadership as a Habit,”
Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 3 p.m. in the River Valley
Room, second floor, Memorial Union, as part
of the Leadership Series sponsored by the Memorial
Union. Faculty, please announce this event to
students; it is free and open to all.
– Memorial Union
member publishes counseling and psychotherapy book
Developing Your Theoretical Orientation in Counseling
and Psychotherapy has been co-authored by Duane Halbur
(counseling), and his wife, Kimberly Vess Halbur,
assistant dean for student affairs in the College
of Pharmacy at NDSU. The College of Education and
Human Development and the counseling department will
host a reception for Halbur Wednesday, Feb. 22, from
3 to 4 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Everyone
Halbur, new to UND in 2004, is an assistant professor
of counseling and leader of the school counseling
track. He earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology
and philosophy from Iowa State University and a master’s
degree in counseling, marriage and family therapy
from Minnesota State University. His doctorate in
counselor education is from the University of South
Dakota. He is a nationally certified and licensed
mental health counselor.
The book provides therapists-in-training with tools,
strategies, and activities to formulate their response
to the age-old question, “What’s your
theoretical orientation?” The book includes
specific strategies and activities that allow students
to process their own thoughts, feelings, and beliefs
about various theories.
– Counseling department
examination set for Barbara Morrison
The final examination for Barbara Morrison, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in English, is set
for 4 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23, in 116 Merrifield Hall.
The dissertation title is “Telling Secrets of
Terute and Christiana: Figuring Desire and the Divine
in Two 17th-Century Pilgrimage Narratives.”
Michael Beard (English) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
Day banquet tickets available
Tickets for the annual Founders Day banquet are now
on sale. This year's event will be held Thursday,
Feb. 23, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The pre-banquet
social with musical entertainment will begin at 5:45
p.m. The banquet will begin at 6:30 p.m.
The annual Founders Day banquet commemorates the founding
of UND in 1883, and recognizes faculty and staff with
25 years of service to UND. Retired and retiring faculty
and staff with 15 or more years of service to the
University will also be honored. Awards for outstanding
teaching, research, service, and advising will be
presented to faculty members and departments. The
theme of the banquet this year will be “Building
Toward UND’s 125th Anniversary.”
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased through the
campus mail. UND employees received a flyer describing
the Founders Day celebration and the ticket purchase
procedure. This information is also available under
the Founders Day link at http://sos.und.edu/ceremony.html.
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 $15 each; a limited number
of seats are available.
Please call Terri Machart in the vice president for
student and outreach services office at 777-2724 if
you have questions.
— Fred Wittmann, ceremonies and special events
lecturer gives presentation Feb. 24
Tim Denok from the University of Minnesota, Duluth,
will present the next LEEPS lectures Friday, Feb.
24. At noon in 100 Leonard Hall he will consider “Ground
Penetrating Radar Imaging of Fluvial Architecture
and Assyrian Archaeological Sites, Upper Tigris River
Valley, SE Turkey,” and at 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard
Hall he will discuss “The Record of Landscape
Evolution in the Upper Triassic Chinle and Upper Jurassic
Morrison Formations, Colorado Plateau, USA: Control
of Climate on Stratal Architecture in Continental
The 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 Dexter Perkins at 777-2991.
– Geology and geological engineering
tickets soon for Feb. 25 Feast of Nations
The International Organization will host the fourth
annual Feast of Nations Saturday, Feb. 25, at the
Alerus Center. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are
$5 for students/children and $15 for non-students.
Call 777-4231 for reservations. We will feature the
Sher Foundation Bhangra Team.
– Barbara Royce, international programs
Leadership Student Association stages softball tourney
The Nonprofit Leadership Student Association is staging
Snowball 2006 Saturday, Feb. 25, at Apollo Field in
Grand Forks. Proceeds from this winter softball tournament
will benefit the student group and Healthy Families,
a Grand Forks-based nonprofit organization modeling
its work on Healthy Families America.
“Our primary goal is to get students to interact
with a local nonprofit,” says Emily Wright,
a senior in English and communication and executive
chair of the group. “We saw the winter softball
tournament as an opportunity to do this with an activity
that would appeal to both students and the community.”
Snowball 2006 is sponsored in part with a cash donation
from Bremer Bank. Scheel’s is donating the softballs,
Tabula is donating coffee, and Ink Inc. is doing screen
printing for the event at a discount.
The nonprofit leadership certificate program prepares
students for management and leadership in nonprofit
organizations. The NLC is compatible with, and parallel
to, any major and can be integrated into any course
Information about, and registration forms for, Snowball
2006 can be found at www.und.edu/dept/nlcp/Snowball.htm.
— Nonprofit leadership.
will play at barn dance
North Country Fiddle and Dance will hold a barn dance
with Tickwood String Band from Fergus Falls, Minn.,
7:30 to 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, Grand Forks
Senior Center, 620 Fourth Ave. S. Learn and dance
to reels, circles, squares, and contras. Donations
at the door, please.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Jeanne O’Neil,
reception honors Jerry Bulisco
The dean of students office staff invite you to join
us in wishing farewell to Jerry Bulisco, associate
dean of student life/director of judicial affairs
and crisis programs. He is resigning from his position
after serving over 15 years at the University to join
his family in Michigan. A reception will be held Monday,
Feb. 27, at the Memorial Union Fireside Lounge, from
2 to 4 p.m.
— Lillian Elsinga, associate vice president
for student services.
fair set for Feb. 28
Career Services will host the annual spring career
fair Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
Hyslop Multipurpose Gym.
– Beth Blessum, event coordinator, career
Forum is Feb. 28-March 2
The graduate school will hold the campus-wide scholarly
forum Feb. 28 to March 2. Richard Flagen, professor
of chemical engineering and environmental engineering
at California Institute of Technology, will give the
keynote address Wednesday, March 1, at 3:30 p.m. in
the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. He will be hosted
by the chemical engineering department.
Presentations, exhibits and/or performances from the
campus community are encouraged. For submission forms
and guidelines go to www.graduateschool.und.edu
and look under “Upcoming Events.”
Please contact the graduate school at 777-2786 if
you have any questions regarding the forum.
– Graduate school
Below are U2 workshops for March 1-10. Visit our
web site for more.
- GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: March 1, 1 to 4 p.m.,
361 Upson II. Participants will navigate through
the GroupWise environment, create and send messages,
reply to and forward messages, use the address book,
create a personal address book, create a mail group,
work with calendar, schedule posted appointments
and recurring events, and work with the junk mail
folder and other features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- Excel XP, Beginning: March 6, 8, and 10, 10 a.m.
to noon, 361 Upson II (six hours total). Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of computers, mouse and file
saving/retrieving skills. Learn Excel basics, edit
worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets,
work with multiple worksheets, create and modify
charts, set display and print options. Presenter:
- Records Disposal Procedures: March 7, 9 to 10:30
a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Learn more
about the process for destroying or transferring
records that have passed their retention time limits.
We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s
necessary to document, and take part in a hands-on
run-through of the entire process. It’s fun
to clean out, it’s easier than you think,
and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris
Austin, records manager.
- Hiring and Termination of Employees: March 7,
9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn what constitutes
a legal hire as well as a legal termination of an
employee. Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
Asset Management and Insurance: March 8, 10 to 11:30
a.m., Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. Instructions and
discussion on how to perform annual inventories
using PeopleSoft. This session will also cover basic
information that departments should know about asset
management and insurance issues. Presenters: Corrinne
Kjelstrom and Hazel Lehman.
- Building Teams in the Workplace: March 8, 15,
22, and 29, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
Fee is $56. Teams are an essential part of an effective
workforce in today’s competitive marketplace.
In order to have goal oriented, focused teams, you
must have strong leadership. A leader is the core
of the team. Without direction, your team and purpose
will suffer. As a part of the new Workplace Leadership
Series, this workshop will address qualities needed
by a team leader and guidelines for team members
who are dealing with organizational politics, methods
to use when trying to reach a team decision, how
to deal with team members who violate team confidentiality,
and methods to use to encourage non-participating
members to contribute to the team. There will be
a self-assessment to help you identify your team’s
current level of effectiveness, time for group discussion,
teamwork case analysis and questions. Presenter:
Gretchen Schatz, Workforce development trainer.
- Defensive Driving: March 8, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is required
by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state
vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received
a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring
a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This
workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance
premiums and could possibly remove points from your
driving record. Presenter: Mike Holmes.
- Non-Employee/Student Travel and Moving Expenses:
March 9, 9 to 10:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. Review of travel procedures to follow for
non-employees, students and nonresident aliens.
Presenter: Allison Peyton.
Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you
for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials
and number of seats
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant
women will discuss overseas experiences
Service women from the North Dakota Army National
Guard and the Grand Forks Air Force Base will share
their experiences in a panel discussion about their
roles in the current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan,
Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m., Memorial Union River
Valley Room. Panelists from the Army National Guard
are officer candidate Amy Dobler, SSG Kristen Pagel,
and Sgt. Jessica Fisher. Panelists from the Air Force
are Lt. Col. Jennifer Rider, GFAFB staff judge advocate,
and Chief Master Sgt. Lynette Cox, GFAFB chief enlisted
manager for the 319th Air Refueling Wing.
Special panel guest will be 1 Lt. Lorraine E. Froehler,
a nurse in WWII, who was assigned to Women’s
Officer Corp. It was completely separate since women
were not allowed in the regular branches of service.
The event is open to the public. It is sponsored by
the Association for Women in Communication, the DIVAs,
and the UND Women’s Center.
For more information, contact email@example.com.
– Shelle Michaels, communication
Bookstore carries Garrison Keillor books
Garrison Keillor, the host of “A Prairie Home
Companion” and the author of books for adults,
including Lake Wobegon Days and Love Me, as well as
picture books such as Cat, and You Better Come Home,
will host his radio program live at the Chester Fritz
Auditorium Saturday, March 4, at 5 p.m. This performance
is sponsored by North Dakota Public Radio and the
University of North Dakota.
Pick up your favorite title at Barnes and Noble Bookstore
– UND Bookstore
Curry will give women’s history presentation
The University will host Jane Curry for Women’s
History Month. She earned a doctorate in American
culture from the University of Michigan, and has received
major grants and stipends from entities such as the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the American
Council of Learned Societies.
Since the early 1980s Curry has been performing history
in the guise of various characters. She has toured
the U.S. and internationally with her one-woman shows
that explain the story of women as they have navigated
cultural norms and expectations. While Curry is true
to the history of the women whose story she tells,
often using direct quotations from published materials
in her shows, she places the story in a humorous light.
Audiences will laugh in surprise and recognition while
learning about conditions women experienced in the
Curry will perform her one-woman show “Just
Say Know: Educating Females for the 21st Century”
Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl
of the Memorial Union. Admission is free and all are
The program is sponsored by the President’s
Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, women’s
center, history department, College of Arts and Sciences,
English department, cultural awareness committee,
and the Phi Alpha Theta history honorary.
– Barbara Handy-Marchello, history
meeting will discuss storm water requirements
The Federal Clean Water Act established storm water
requirements to control the direct discharge of pollutants
into waters of the state.
Under delegation from EPA and the North Dakota state
health department, the City of Grand Forks, UND and
Grand Forks County have responsibility to regulate
the discharge of storm water from their jurisdictions
to the Red River and the English Coulee, which flow
through Grand Forks.
This notice has been issued to inform the public about
an upcoming meeting so that they may provide comments
on the storm water pollution prevention plans. Specific
questions on any aspect of the city, the county or
the University storm water pollution prevention plan
may be directed to the contacts listed below. The
public meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
March 7, at the City Council Chambers, Grand Forks
City Hall, 255 N. Fourth St.
For further information about the city plan, contact
Wayne Lembke at 746-2644; for the county plan, contact
Carole McMahon at 780-8412; and for the University
plan, contact Paul Clark at 777-3005.
Resolution Center offers mediation refreshers
The Conflict Resolution Center offers the following
training. To register, call 777-3664 or register online
at http://conflictresolution.und.edu. Mediation refresher
classes will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and
cost $125 per person or $200 both days. Continuing
education credit is available.
Wednesday, March 15, “Bringing Peace Into the
Room.” Examine how presence, attitude, and intention
affect our work as mediators and helping professionals.
- Define the values inherent to bringing peace
and comfort to those we serve
- Recognize the effects of our own presence on
the climate of the room
- Consider methods for bringing “peace”
through our presence
In the morning, James Antes, psychologist, and Kristine
Paranica, lawyer/mediator, will moderate a panel including
Twyla Baker Demaray, Center for Rural Health, traditional
native practices; Lora Sloan, therapist and teacher/practitioner
of mediation, director of Lotus Meditation Center;
Brenda Jo Gillund, Altru nurse working with cancer
patients; and Gretchen Graf, a Presbyterian pastor.
The panel will talk about how they think about peace
and presence and the impact they have on clients in
various fields. The afternoon will focus on role-play
scenarios around this topic for mediators and those
who wish to observe.
Thursday, March 16, “Elder Issues and Mediation.”
Come and learn from regional experts about legal,
social and psychological issues facing the elderly
and their families as they make decisions about their
future. Expand your knowledge of resources and options.
Morning speakers include Collette Iseminger, Greater
Grand Forks Senior Citizens Center; Susan Johnson-Drenth,
certified elder law attorney; and Alana Knudson, assistant
director of the Center for Rural Health. Spend the
afternoon focused on skill building by role-playing
elder care mediations as mediators or observers.
Other courses offered by the Conflict Resolution Center
in 2006 include:
- Civil mediation seminars: 32-hour workplace conflict
mediation seminar, Fargo, March 2-3 and 6-7; 40-hour
civil mediation seminar, Grand Forks, May 15-19;
and 40-hour civil mediation seminar, Grand Forks,
Oct. 18-20 and Oct. 23-25.
- Family mediation seminar: 40-hour Family Mediation
Seminar, Grand Forks, July 27-28 and July 31-Aug.
- Mediation refresher: Dynamics of Domestic Violence
for Family Mediators, Grand Forks, April 6.
- Conflict management seminar: The Lost Art of Listening,
Grand Forks, Sept. 21.
We are happy to meet your specific needs in your
community by providing customized training, group
facilitation, and mediation. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
All training is based on transformative mediation
– Conflict Resolution Center
grantwriting workshop held at Union
A beginner grantwriting workshop will be held Thursday,
March 30, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union. The workshop will provide information
on effective planning, identifying the best funding
sources, developing and submitting a grant proposal,
and follow-up activities.
Attendees will network with peers, gain a competitive
edge in grant development, and learn grant proposal
writing techniques from Lynette Krenelka, a veteran
grant writer. Dr. Krenelka has extensive experience
in administration, teaching, consulting and participating
in the grantmanship process. The cost for the workshop
is $215, and the deadline for registration is Friday,
March 24. For more information or to register, call
777-2663 or visit www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting.
- Trish McGuire, continuing education
offers summer camp
The Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is sponsoring
the 23rd International Aerospace Camp, with sessions
June 18-24 and July 9-16. Students from across the
U.S. will visit campus to experience real-life situations
in aviation in conjunction with a taste of college.
The camp is open to teenagers (ages 16-17) and offers
aviation enthusiasts a chance to attend ground school,
log flight time, and learn about careers within the
aviation industry. The amount of actual flight training
makes this summer adventure unique. The sky becomes
a college classroom where students fly and log time
with flight instructors with six different launches
– simulator session, Visual Flight Rules (VFR)
flight, Instrument Flight Rules (IFR) flight, cross-country
flight, night flight, and an aerobatic flight. They
also study flight planning in accordance to a structured
college curriculum. They reside in UND residence halls
and eat with current students at Wilkerson Hall. “This
gives the students a realistic taste of the aviation
industry and a university,” said Ken Polovitz,
assistant dean at the Odegard School. “While
flying and classroom activities will remain the focus
of the curriculum, the campers will be able to experience
what our aviation students experience on a daily basis.
The campers will be getting a true taste of college.”
For more information about the 23rd annual UND International
Aerospace Camps, contact Ken Polovitz at 777-3561
– Odegard School
Day honorees named
The 2006 Founders Day banquet will be held
Thursday, Feb. 23, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
Retired and retiring faculty and staff will
be honored. They are:
Janet Ahler, professor of educational foundations
and research; Jeanne Anderegg, director, honors
program; Jerome Bakken, assistant professor
of languages; Gerald Clancy, buyer, purchasing;
Glinda Crawford, professor of sociology; Derrald
Dewald, associate director, housing; Lily
Dubuque, building service technician; Einar
Einarson, associate professor of music; William
Ekren, building service technician; Colleen
Endersbe, nurse, Family Practice Center; Albert
Fivizzani, professor of biology; Audrey Glick,
assistant professor of communication sciences
and disorders; Bonny Grosz, account technician,
finance and operations; Linda Haldeman, cook,
dining services; Barbara Handy-Marchello,
associate professor of history; Barbara Hobart,
account technician, accounting services; Mary
Dawn Howard, food service worker, dining services;
LaVonne Johnson, administrative officer, office
of the dean, School of Medicine and Health
Sciences (SMHS); James Larson, professor of
sociology; Richard Ludtke, professor of sociology;
Lois MacGregor, office manager, telecommunications;
Katie McCleery, professor of art; John Meagher,
systems mechanic, facilities; Dan Nerby, athletic
ticket manager, athletics; Lee Ness, assistant
professor of accountancy; Jim Penwarden, associate
director, University relations; Maureen Ramsett,
education program coordinator, medical education,
SMHS; Susie Shaft, clerk, registrar’s
office; Carol Schiller, dining room attendant,
dining services; Faythe Thureen, Norwegian
instructor, languages; Denise Twohey, associate
professor of counseling; John Tyler, professor
of psychology; Cecilia Volden, professor of
nursing practice and role development; Dave
Vorland, director, University relations.
Those to be honored for 25 years of service
Susan Bartlette, lead building services technician;
Lloyd Blackwell, professor of economics; Patricia
Bohnet, executive secretary/assistant to the
president, president’s office; Diane
Brenno, catering manager, dining support services;
Barry Brode, director of television, Television
Center; Larry Burd, associate professor of
pediatrics; Stephen Carpenter, maintenance
manager, flight support services; Donald Dubuque,
director of extension programs, flight operations;
Lily Dubuque, building services technician,
facilities; Dennis Elbert, dean, College of
Business and Public Administration; Colleen
Endersbe, nurse, Family Practice Center; Edna
Mae Erickson, nurse, Center for Family Medicine-Minot;
Marlys Escobar, director of student and alumni
affairs, College of Nursing; Anne Fiala, administrative
manager, Energy and Environmental Research
Center (EERC); John Foster, lecturer, law;
Patrice Giese, assistant director/advisor,
TRIO programs; Gerald Groenewold, director,
EERC; Marci Hecht, administrative secretary,
information resources, SMHS; Julie Horn, administrative
officer, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics;
Jerry Humble, systems mechanic, facilities;
Judy Jahnke, admissions and records officer,
College of Business and Public Administration;
Dorothy Jerik, administrative secretary, criminal
justice studies; Joan Jorde, assistant director/adviser,
TRIO programs; Kap Lee, professor and director,
Center for Biomedical Research; Pamela Knudson,
director, public affairs, SMHS; Charlene Kuntz,
dietary clerk, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center (HNRC); John La Duke, professor
of biology; Janice Laventure, account technician,
telecommunications; Deb Lazur, administrative
assistant, Regional Weather Information Center;
Richard LeFever, associate professor of geology
and geological engineering; Joseph Litzinger,
lieutenant, supervisor of police, University
police; Kent Lovelace, professor and chair,
aviation; Jerry Lundby, systems mechanic,
facilities; David Marshall, professor of English;
Sheila Massie, laboratory technician, pathology;
Robert Meuwissen, technician, telecommunications;
Charlotte Minier, administrative assistant,
counseling center; Anita Monsebroten, associate
professor of art; Theresa Mutcher, dining
room attendant, dining support services; William
Newman, professor and chair of internal medicine,
Medical Education Center; Alan Palmer, director
of flight operations; Rick Palmiscno, plumber,
facilities; Randy Pederson, head, Chester
Fritz Library systems and services; Jerry
Petersburg, research specialist, EERC; Tom
Petros, professor, psychology; Donavon Rasmuson,
lieutenant, University police; Tim Rerick,
director, internal auditing; Lettie Reynolds,
administrative secretary, administration and
finance, SMHS; Arthur Rice, building services
technician; Michael Safratowich, head of bibliographic
control, Library of Health Sciences, SMHS;
Lori Sannes, administrative officer, office
of the dean, SMHS; Judy Sargent, director,
residence services; William Schwalm, professor
of physics; Susan Sherette, metabolic technician,
HNRC; Sharon Steinke, food service worker,
dining support services; Lee Sundby, storekeeper,
facilities; Linda Ziegelmann, administrative
assistant, languages; Sharelle Zittleman,
receptionist/scheduler, Center for Family
Day holiday hours listed
Presidents Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education
directives, Monday, Feb. 20, 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.
– Greg Weisenstein, vice president for
academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson,
director, human resources
- Chester Fritz library:
Chester Fritz library hours of operation for
Presidents Day are: Saturday, Feb. 18, 10
a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 19, closed; Monday,
Feb. 20 (Presidents Day), 1 p.m. to midnight.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
- Health sciences library:
Health sciences library Presidents Day holiday
hours are: Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 18, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday,
Feb. 19, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 20, 1 p.m.
– Health sciences
Information technology systems and services
will close for the Presidents Day holiday
at midnight Sunday, Feb. 19, and will reopen
at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21.
– Craig Cerkowniak, associate director,
- Memorial Union:
Memorial Union operating hours for Presidents
Day holiday weekend are:
- Administrative office: Friday, Feb.
17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Barber shop: Friday, Feb. 17, 8:30 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Computer labs: Friday, Feb. 17, 7:45
a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 18-19, 11:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Monday,
Feb. 20, 11:45 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.*
- Craft center: Friday, Feb. 17, noon
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Credit union: Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb.
- Dining center – Terrace: Friday,
Feb. 17, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Food court – Old Main Marketplace:
Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday,
Feb. 18, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb.
19, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 20, 11
a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Great Clips: Friday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Saturday through Monday, Feb.
- Info center: Friday, Feb. 17, 7:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 18-19,
noon to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 20, noon
to 9 p.m.
- Health promotion office: Friday, Feb.
17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Internet lounge and pub area: Friday,
Feb. 17, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 18-19, 11 a.m. to 6 p .m.;
Monday, Feb. 20, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Lifetime sports center: Friday, Feb.
17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday,
Feb. 18-19, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb.
20, noon to 11 p.m.
- Parking office: Friday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Post office: Friday, Feb. 17, 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Services – Union: Friday, Feb.
17, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 18-19, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday,
Feb. 20, noon to 9 p.m.
- Sign and design: Friday, Feb. 17, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Stomping Grounds: Friday, Feb. 17, 7
a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Student academic services: Friday, Feb.
17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 18-20, closed.
- U Card office: Friday, Feb. 17, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- U Snack C-Store: Friday, Feb. 17, 7
a.m. to 3 p.m.; Saturday through Monday,
Feb. 18-20, closed.
- University learning center: Friday,
Feb. 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
through Monday, Feb. 18-20, closed.
- Building hours: Friday, Feb. 17, 7 a.m.
to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Feb.
18-19, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday, Feb.
20, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.*
*Normal operating hours resume Tuesday,
Feb. 21. Late night access resumes Monday,
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
weather system benefits students, University,
Studio One, a news and information program
produced at the University of North Dakota,
is the first media organization in the area
to implement the latest version of the WSI weather
system. The weather forecasting and graphics
software is widely used by leaders in the news
industry such as Fox Network News, The Weather
Channel and Dateline NBC.
The system gives Studio One interns access to
a constant stream of weather data which can
be used to create animated weather graphics.
UND is one of only a handful of universities
in the country to have the latest WSI system.
“WSI will really give our interns an advantage
when they go out into the job market,”
Studio One Executive Director Monte Koshel says.
“They will have experience with professional
weather software. They will already know the
system used at most stations.”
The system will be shared by three UND units
– atmospheric sciences, the Television
Center and aerospace network.
The groups received a $20,000 grant from the
student technology fee committee to purchase
the WSI system.
Atmospheric sciences plans to use the WSI system
to launch a television weather show produced
in Grand Forks. Studio One senior weather producer
Fred Remer, who is also an atmospheric science
professor, says that means benefits for both
the city and the University. “It will
really have a big impact on the community, and
it gives students an opportunity that they really
can’t get anywhere else,” Remer
– Studio One
technology fee proposals sought
The student technology fee committee is calling
for proposals for Fall 2006 technology fee dollars.
The committee will make recommendations on proposals
based on the following:
- Dean’s ranking
- Student benefit
- Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
- How does this project address your unit’s
Demographic Criterias Number of students
- Number of disciplines served
- Access to equipment
- Technical support
- Matching funds from the department/unit
- Technology available for redeployment
PLEASE NOTE: All proposals must be submitted
using the Fall 2006 (071) STF request form.
Forms may be accessed at: www.und.edu/org/stf/forms.html
or you may request one via e-mail from Kim Pastir
Departments/units should submit the proposals
to their deans or directors for review and prioritization.
Units which answer directly to vice presidents
should submit proposals to them for review and
prioritization. Vice presidents, deans and directors
may have earlier deadlines.
The deadline to submit proposals to the student
technology committee at Box 9021 is Friday,
Proposal writers must consult with the various
support offices on campus for costs associated
with installation of equipment, accessibility
issues, security concerns and adaptive technology.
Unless departments are prepared to pay for these
out of their own budgets, proposal writers should
obtain estimates and include them as a part
of the budget for the proposal. In addition,
proposal writers must consult with disability
support services regarding adaptive technology
needed for the proposal and with the Center
for Instructional and Learning Technologies
regarding the equipment requested for compatibility,
installation issues, and ensuing issues.
The STF committee will hold a public meeting
to address questions for those writing proposals
for fall 2006 funding. This public meeting is
scheduled for Friday, Feb. 17, from 11 a.m.
to 1 p.m. in the Memorial Union River Valley
Room. Presentations will begin at 11 a.m. and
again at noon, please feel free to drop by anytime
during the two hours as your schedule allows.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding
the proposal process, please contact Kim at
– Student technology fee committee
sought for computer repurposing program
The student technology fee (STF) committee
awarded funds to a number of departments and
other units in the last academic year. As part
of the award process, each department and unit
is asked how many computers can be repurposed
and used by another department or unit.
The committee is requesting proposals for those
computers that are now available for repurposing.
Please indicate as part of your proposal which
computers on the repurposing list will meet
your needs. We will strive to accommodate your
request. To access the proposal form, go to
The completed request can be submitted via e-mail
or by campus mail to Kim Pastir, Box 9021.
The deadline for submitting proposals is Friday,
Feb. 24. Proposals will be reviewed and computers
distributed shortly after this review process.
studies holds essay contest
The women studies program sponsors a contest
for the best essays that wholly or in significant
part address issues of particular concern to
women. Three prizes may be awarded, one for
undergraduate research paper, one for creative
project, and one for graduate research paper;
each prize is $100. Essays and projects may
be of any length and may come from any discipline.
They may be submitted by faculty or directly
by the student. Essays or projects should have
been created in 2005 (spring or fall semesters).
Mark entries with class title and instructor
and include the author’s phone number
and address. Please send essays by Wednesday,
Feb. 22, to Wendelin Hume, women studies, Box
7113. Winners will be announced during spring
semester 2006. If you have any questions please
call me at 777-4115.
– Wendelin Hume, director of women studies
will edit faculty manuscripts
The English 419 Professional Writing and Editing
class welcomes professors campus wide to partner
with us in editing scholarly submissions to
journals, book chapters, notes, grant proposals,
etc. The class, primarily senior and graduate
students in English, communication, and other
majors, most with prior writing and academic
editing experience, will work on your project(s)
in teams. Because of its value as practical
experience, the service will be free; professional
relationships can be built while students gain
more “hands-on” experience. Turn-round
deadlines, usually short-term, will depend upon
the size of manuscripts, but may be flexible
to suit your schedule. If interested, send your
current hard copy, clearly identified, to: David
Marshall, Professor Writing and Editing, English
Department, Box 7209, on campus, or send electronic
copy to: email@example.com,
with your comments, suggestions and proposed
deadline(s). For more information contact me
– David Marshall, English
can design brochures, web sites, more
Do you need a brochure, poster, or other print
document designed but don’t have the time
or ability to do it yourself? Maybe you want
photographs taken, a web site developed or improved,
or Power Point slides created. If so, please
consider hiring student members of UND’s
Graphics and Photography Society (GaPS).
GaPS is a student organization established in
2003 to provide students with opportunities
for professional growth and to encourage visual
communication. One way we accomplish these objectives
is by creating designs (both print and electronic)
and photographs for clients. All services are
For more information, please contact me.
– Lynda Kenney (technology), adviser
to the Graphics and Photography Society student
Tom Clifford stories
As you look back on your days at UND, chances
are you have a lot of great stories, many of
which may involve President Emeritus Tom Clifford.
In honor of Tom and in coordination with Alumni
Days 2006, we invite you to send us your personal
stories about Tom. Long or short, funny or inspirational,
we want them all. A selected few may be read
during various Alumni Days events and some may
be printed in a booklet for alumni and friends
to enjoy during Alumni Days. You may include
your name when you submit a story or remain
Whether you send us your story or not, make
sure to save the date for Alumni Days 2006,
May 24-26, and join us for “The Clifford
Years.” This year, we will feature 1966,
1961, 1956, 1951, 1946 and prior. We will also
honor five outstanding alumni with The Sioux
Award: Lyle Kasprick, ’59; Diane Langemo,
’69; Dr. Don McIntyre, ’57; Darald
Rath, ’67; and Peter Simonson, ’53.
It’s a great time to take a walk down
memory lane, otherwise known as University Avenue!
Send your stories about Tom to firstname.lastname@example.org,
or fax them to 777-4859, attention Stacey.
Watch for Alumni Days - The Clifford Years event
registration information coming soon online
and by mail. Go to www.undalumni.org
or call (800) 543-8764.
— Stacey Majkrzak, external and media
relations coordinator, Alumni Association and
awards travel funds
The Senate scholarly activities committee received
46 requests for funds to travel to domestic
or Canadian destinations (a total of $36,524.50);
and six requests for funds to travel to Alaska,
Hawaii, or foreign destinations (a total of
$10,222.86), in response to the January call
for proposals. The following awards were Jan.
Alaska, Hawaii and foreign travel awards
Janet Ahler, (educational foundations and
research), $450.02; Emanuel Grant (computer
science), $660.16; Susan Offutt (Center for
Rural Health), $652.70; Elizabeth Scharf (anthropology),
$612.11; Cheryl Terrance (psychology), $457.11;
Timothy Young (physics), $682.52.
Domestic and Canadian travel awards
Abdallah Badahdah (sociology), $220.92; Mary
Baker (teaching and learning), $363.62; Randall
Bowden (teaching and learning), $455.57; Sandra
Braathen (information systems and business
education), $377.12; April Bradley (psychology),
$330.66; David Bruno (social work), $343.93;
Frank Cuozzo (anthropology), $291.48; Jane
Dunlevy (anatomy and cell biology), $352.44;
Brett Goodwin (biology), $510.23; Bonni Gourneau
(teaching and learning), $465.50; Marcia Gragert
(practice and role development), $299.84;
Devon Hansen (geography), $272.26; Xiaozhao
Huang (English), $392.61; Bette Ide (family
and community nursing), $299.84; Susan Jeno
(physical therapy), $374.71; Sukhvarsh Jerath
(civil engineering), $193.49; Shari Jerde
(information systems and business education),
$377.12; Arthur Jones (art), $272.26; Yvette
Koepke (English), $307.96; Scott Korom (geology
and geological engineering), $298.19; Jeong
Wan Lee (finance), $271.68; Steven Light (political
science and public administration), $299.84;
Glenda Lindseth (nursing), $249.32; Iraj Mamaghani
(civil engineering), $391.12; G. Kanishka
Marasinghe (physics), $308.13; Jennifer Muehlenkamp
(psychology), $325.52; Kyle Muus (Center for
Rural Health), $352.86; Glenn Olsen (teaching
and learning), $190; Grace Onchwari (teaching
and learning), $342.09; Donna Kay Pearson
(teaching and learning), $306.31; David Pierce
(chemistry), $389.30; Michael Poellot (atmospheric
sciences), $468.82; Ty Reese (history), $331.32;
Hassan Reza (computer science), $332.98; Glenda
Rotvold (information systems and business
education), $377.12; Bradley Rundquist (geography),
$275.82; Richard Schultz (electrical engineering),
$329; William Schwalm (physics), $320.55;
William Semke (mechanical engineering), $286.93;
Craig Silvernagel (College of Business and
Public Administration), $329; Allan Skramstad
(aviation), $427.40; Clifford Staples (sociology),
$355.34; Kathryn Thomasson (chemistry), $293.22;
Paul Todhunter (geography), $275.82; Rebecca
Weaver-Hightower (English), $362.80; Julia
Xiaojun Zhao (chemistry), $538.40.
— Sandra Short (physical education and
exercise science), chair, Senate scholarly activities
will soon return unsold texts
As part of our preparations for ordering course
books for next term, we will return unsold textbooks
to the publishers after mid-term exams.
We recognize there may be certain titles that
will be used later in the term. In such instances,
we will keep your course books in stock on our
Please let us know as soon as possible if there
are any titles you would like held until later
into the semester or that you will be using
in the summer. Please convey your request directly
to Tina Monette, textbook manager, at 777-2106,
or Bridget Patullo, textbook supervisor, at
– Michelle Abernathey, general manager,
Barnes & Noble at UND, 777-2103
catalog offers departments discounts
Departments will soon receive the 2006 office
catalog from Barnes and Noble at UND. Our catalog
makes shopping convenient and adds thousands
of items to our inventory. Most items can be
received in one to three business days. Barnes
and Noble does provide charge sales for supplies
at a 20 percent discount for University departments
and offices, along with free delivery. You can
use your bookstore department charge card or
department Visa charge card. If you need a bookstore
department charge card or additional catalogs
please contact us at 777-4980.
– Barnes and Noble at UND
One lists features
Learn why some kidney failure patients are
going off dialysis on the next edition of Studio
Bobbi La Voi, who has struggled with kidney
failure for 10 years, receives dialysis treatment
three times a week. La Voi says many patients
are tempted to give up dialysis because of its
physical burdens. Learn how she found a purpose
in life and the will to live on Studio One.
Also on the show this week, a public health
specialist will talk about the probability of
a new global pandemic. Hear facts about the
avian flu and precautions people can take to
prepare for a possible outbreak.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North
Dakota Television Center. The program airs live
on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts
can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public
Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6
a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers
in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis,
Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One
Day is last Wednesday of the month
It’s the last Wednesday of the month
– that means Feb. 22 is Denim Day. Pay
your dollar, wear your button, and “go
casual.” All proceeds go to charity. Tired
of watching other offices and buildings have
all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you
up with buttons and posters for your area.
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791,
for the Denim Day committee
Chorale, UND Concert Choir team up for Feb.
The UND Concert Choir and Grand Forks Master
Chorale will team up for “Abendlied: An
Evening of Song,” Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:30
p.m. at United Lutheran Church.
The concert, the first of three this semester
for the UND Concert Choir, features music by
Mendelssohn, Brahms and Reinberger, among others.
The UND Concert Choir is under the direction
of Ken Sherwood, and the Grand Forks Master
Chorale is under the direction of Jon Nero.
The concert is funded in part through a grant
from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, North
Valley Arts Council, and the Myra Foundation.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door
for general audience; $8 in advance, $10 at
the door for senior citizens; and $5 in advance,
$7 at the door for students. Call 777-4090 or
visit the Chester Fritz Auditorium for advance