energy conference will be in Grand Forks
The Renewable Energy in the
Upper Midwest Conference, set for Wednesday
and Thursday, Feb. 23-24, at the Alerus Center,
is setting records with the largest exhibit
in the conference’s history. Forty-five
booth spaces will showcase more than 35 organizations
from six states around the nation.
The exhibits will be open throughout the conference.
Organizing sponsors of the conference include
U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, the Energy & Environmental
Research Center (EERC), and the North Dakota
Department of Commerce Division of Community
The Renewable Energy Conference has evolved
from five successful wind energy conferences,
which began in 1999. This year’s event
will explore the potential of wind, hydrogen,
ethanol, and other renewable fuels. More than
150 organizations from 17 states, the District
of Columbia, and five countries will be represented
at this year’s conference.
The general session Feb. 23 from 8:30 a.m. to
noon is free and open to the public. It will
include keynote speeches from Sen. Dorgan and
Marilyn Brown, director of the Energy Efficiency
and Renewable Energy Program at the U.S. Department
of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory,
Oak Ridge, Tenn. Those who attend the general
session also will have full access to the exhibit
hall during that session.
Throughout the rest of the conference, registered
attendees can choose from a number of workshop
sessions divided into two conference tracks:
wind energy and biomass.
Exhibit space is still available. To become
an exhibitor, to get more information about
the conference, or to register, visit our web
site at www.undeerc.org/re
or contact LaRae Foerster at 777-5246.
– Energy and Environmental Research
candidate will interview for provost position
Four candidates have been invited
to interview for the position of vice president
for academic affairs and provost. They are Greg
Weisenstein, dean of education, health and human
development, Montana State University at Bozeman;
Martha Potvin, interim vice president for academic
affairs and provost, UND; Kathleen Long, dean
and professor of nursing, University of Florida
at Gainesville; and Robert Sheehan, senior vice
provost for academic affairs, University of
Weisenstein is the final candidate to visit
campus. His interviews are set for Tuesday
and Wednesday, Feb. 22 and 23. Following
are events to which members of the University
community and public are invited. Though all
events are open to anyone, most events are tailored
to particular audiences as noted below.
10 a.m. Tuesday, 305 Twamley
Hall, staff members and Staff Senate.
4 p.m. Tuesday, North Dakota
Museum of Art, candidate’s talk, followed
by questions from the campus community and general
9 a.m. Wednesday, 305 Twamley
Hall, faculty and University Senate.
10 a.m. Wednesday, 305 Twamley
Hall, students and Student Senate.
Greg Weisenstein earned his bachelor’s
degree in U.S. history and geology from the
University of Washington in 1969, management
certification from the University of San Francisco
in 1970, his master’s in special education
from the University of Washington in 1972, and
his doctorate in administration and special
education from the University of Kansas in 1975.
He has worked as a land surveyor, high school
teacher, for the U.S. Office of Education, taught
at Peninsula College, University of Kansas,
University of Oregon, and served as visiting
faculty at Oregon State University, University
of Puget Sound, and University of Hawaii. He
served as coordinator of secondary special education
and vocational education at the University of
Washington Seattle, where he moved through the
professorial ranks, associate dean for research
at Clemson University, dean of education at
the University of Colorado Colorado Springs,
and was named dean of education, health and
human development at Montana State University
The provost search committee is chaired by Bruce
Smith, dean, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
candidate Long discusses vision for UND
Provost candidate Kathleen Long,
dean and professor of nursing, University of
Florida at Gainesville, discussed her vision
for and possible fit with the University at
her public talk Feb. 14. Long, who spent 14
years at Montana State University before moving
to the University of Florida, said UND and Montana
are similar in size, scope, and aspirations.
While at Montana, she worked with the Indian
Health Service and with American Indian issues,
developing, among other things, cooperative
learning programs with tribal colleges and nursing.
She was permitted to do research on the reservations,
and said she developed a healthy respect for
issues faced by tribes there. Though there are
differences, she hopes to do similar work here.
She also worked across the state of Montana
on health care issues and with legislators on
higher education and funding issues. Long said
that although she grew up in an urban area,
she fell in love with rural living in Montana.
She moved to the University of Florida, where
she has spent the last 10 years, to take advantage
of professional opportunities not available
in Montana. Long said that she likes the university
but is seeking new challenges. At Florida, she
said, she’s taken advantage of opportunities
for interdisciplinary research and learned a
great deal about fundraising. She feels those
skills would be helpful to deans and chairs
who work with the provost.
By working with five provosts and an interim
provost in her 15 years as dean, Long said she
has learned by watching, knows what inspires
and discourages deans and faculty, and feels
ready for the challenge of becoming a provost
herself. She said her working style is informed
by knowing the institution, the faculty, and
students. A believer in strategic planning and
the collaborative development of ideas, she
says top-down management doesn’t work
because of the lack of buy-in.
Long said she values leadership roles. Good
faculty inspire students. Good deans inspire
faculty. Good provosts inspire departments and
colleges through deans, chairs and faculty leaders.
The role of administrators, she says, is to
attract and retain the best faculty possible,
and then provide the environment and resources
to support them. Her vision, she said, is to
develop ideas collaboratively, sell them, and
then lead. Every part of UND should contribute
to the overall excellence of the University.
She believes in interdisciplinary synergy and
cooperation, and fostered that spirit at the
College of Nursing at Florida, where a faculty
morale survey ranked her college very high and
reaffirmed her work in shared governance. A
provost, she said, convinces individual parts
that they can be better together, and ensures
that all those parts are supported in meaningful
ways. The provost’s job is not to micromanage,
but to support deans and faculty in moving the
academic mission forward, and to effectively
link faculty, deans, and the president in addressing
At UND her goal would be to increase the links
across teaching, research and service, strengthen
ties to the community and state, and help people
see the benefits of higher education. She would
also increase involvement of all units in research
and scholarly work. Not all units can garner
equivalent extramural research monies, she said,
but she’d develop benchmarks of excellence
to ensure each department is the best possible
and help them find a creative niche that allows
them to stand out nationally. Regarding student
retention, she sees dean and faculty roles as
connecting students with faculty heroes. She
would work to broaden ties with state legislators
and support academic units and deans in fundraising.
Long said she likes rural living, and hopes
to live in a college town, not a city. She enjoys
the outdoors, hiking, and skiing, and said she
doesn’t mind cold and snow. She enjoys
gardening. Her aspiration is to be part of an
excellent institution that wants to improve
and grow. She is seeking professional challenges
that allow her to grow and learn while still
balancing work and personal life.
She then took questions from the audience, answers
to which are summarized below.
- Regarding an earlier comment about making
each department the best it could be, she
was asked for suggestions on how to do that.
Long said her approach would be to explore
national benchmarks, then find ways for departments
to get there and help them find resources
to do it.
- When it comes to integrating teaching,
research and service, institutions face hard
choices, Long said. One of them is determining
how large you want to be at the undergraduate
level, which is more labor intensive. In a
state in which the number of high school graduates
is declining, it will be hard to grow undergraduate
enrollment. There is an opportunity, however,
to link teaching and research, such as in
honors. Connecting research with undergraduate
education can energize and excite both faculty
and students. UND may be approaching the point,
she said, of deciding how to focus efforts
and faculty. Some faculty may focus more on
research and teach just one or two courses
a year — but those courses should be
excellent. Individuals can’t do everything
well, Long said, but the institution can,
as long as we’re careful how we reward
- It sounds good when people say that universities
should stop being all things to all people,
Long said, and that has been said at the University
of Florida. But once you’ve created
a department or college, it’s difficult
and painful to remove it later. Even when
phasing it out gradually, you pay a high price.
An alternative, Long said, is to look at where
the institution is now, and to ask each unit
how it can continue to move the university
closer to its goal. This may mean internal
reallocation that won’t kill the department
but might change its mission and focus. Money
won’t come from the state, Long said,
and the institution must look at how to continue
- One of many challenges in fundraising is
to translate what universities do into packages
that appeal to donors, Long said. In the case
of seeking endowed professorships and chairs,
making a case for the effect on students and
the potential of that endowment to retain
and attract excellent faculty can make a difference,
especially when students tell donors how such
faculty impacted them. She also suggested
creating endowments to support certain research,
for example, a new field or small existing
program. In that case, she said, the university
could help donors see how their funds would
impact the work done by faculty and students.
The public relations office also has a role,
she said, in taking a complex topic and developing
information on research implications and benefits.
The goal, she said, is to engage donors and
- If Long had the provost job and a student
were “job shadowing” her over
a week, a faculty member asked, what would
that “shadow” see her doing? Long
responded that although donors don’t
know what provosts do, she hopes that provosts
know what they’re doing. Faculty do
know what good provosts do, she said. In a
typical week, Long said she would meet with
deans to discuss new and cross-disciplinary
projects in regard to developing and funding
them, meet with the honors program to develop
a better understanding of it, become more
familiar with the Staff Senate and its structure,
have at least one meeting with the president
to discuss his priorities and academic issues,
and move that agenda forward while bringing
up concerns of faculty and deans. The week
would also include “mundane” items
such as paperwork, budgeting, and resource
distribution, though Long said she hopes to
decentralize and empower decision making.
She believes in delegation and minimizing
micromanagement. She would also plan to visit
each academic unit to meet with faculty and
- When asked the secret of developing and
maintaining good morale in nursing at Florida,
Long said she started with a good faculty
core and realized that you can never make
everyone happy when you have to make hard
decisions. At Florida, she built a shared
governance structure with her faculty, something
she learned at Montana State. She seeks faculty
organization, clarity about responsibilities,
and interaction to determine priorities; faculty
make decisions that the dean implements. Some
of those decisions are made by consensus,
some by the dean after seeking input. To make
shared governance work, Long said, you need
time to create trust, and you need clear policies
that are followed. She believes in efficiency
in making decisions, and said faculty shouldn’t
have to wait too long for a decision. She
also doesn’t put “trivia”
through the shared governance process, and
rewards people for taking part.
- Regarding the University’s mission
of both research and outreach, one faculty
member asked how the two can co-exist. Long
asked if the continuing education makes money,
and, upon being assured that it does, suggested
rewarding those faculty who teach continuing
education courses and investing profits back
into the enterprise. The University needs
to determine who does what, Long said, to
move the enterprise forward. We need to reward
everyone for their work and obtain balance
- Long said she supports a liberal arts education,
and that all students, including nurses, need
that general education. She said she supports
figuring out what knowledge students lack
and then honing in on required courses for
all students while adding variety.
Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter
prepares for 125th anniversary celebration
The University will celebrate
the 125th anniversary of its 1883 founding during
the 2007-2008 academic year. Initial planning
for the celebration is currently under way.
A small advisory committee has been appointed
by President Kupchella to determine the general
direction and time lines for programming during
the 125th anniversary year. A larger, more comprehensive
planning structure is being developed during
the 2005 spring semester.
The 125th anniversary advisory committee is
seeking individuals from the campus and Greater
Grand Forks community interested in serving
on sub-committees for special event planning,
historic preservation, communication/marketing,
or finance. Contact the office of ceremonies
and special events in the vice president for
student and outreach services office at 777-2724
to offer your assistance or for additional information.
– Robert Boyd, vice president for
student and outreach services and chair, UND
125th anniversary advisory committee
to all United Way contributors
I would like to personally thank
each and every one who participated in pledging
to the 2004 United Way Campaign and your support
of our community. United Way has notified the
University that we have surpassed last year’s
total pledges and this an all-time high for
United Way at UND.
Thank you for your contributions and making
this campaign successful.
– Robert Gallager, vice president
for finance and operations and UND chairperson
for United Way 2004 campaign
and the Integrity of the Self” will be
presented by Lydia Moland, Department of Philosophy,
Babson College, Thursday, Feb. 17,
at 4 p.m. in 300 Merrifield Hall.
Kant’s moral theory seems to suggest that
ethical autonomy is only possible if the agent
abstracts from the commitments that make up
her life and the narrative structure of that
life. Recent Kant scholarship attempts to qualify
the harshness of this claim, suggesting instead
that our commitments and narratives do contribute
to the evaluation of ethical action. The presentation
suggests, however, that these attempts also
fail if they begin by imagining a self who is
autonomous first and undertakes commitments
later. She refers to John Updike’s depiction
of religious crisis in his novel In the Beauty
of the Lilies to illustrate the centrality of
narrative even in the face of changing commitments
and suggest that such narratives reflect a unity
of the self that cannot be accounted for by
a sweater party with Elizabeth Hampsten at museum
The North Dakota Museum of Art
will host a sweater party Thursday, Feb. 17,
at 6 p.m. in the museum gallery. The event has
been coordinated through Elizabeth Hampsten
(English, emerita), who has been working with
the Sarandi Knitters, a group named after the
Sarandi River in southern Uruguay where they
live. By selling their knitting the women of
this group are able to subsidize their families’
incomes. Some have been knitting since age 6,
using wool that was sheared in Uruguay and often
spun by hand. The clothing designs are their
own, so each sweater, scarf, cap or mitten is
unique. Hampsten will share her experiences
with the knitters. Following will be a small
presentation of the clothing with models and
refreshments. “Elizabeth has always worked
in women’s rights, giving voice to the
voiceless and human rights in general,”
said Laurel Reuter, museum director. “This
may appear to be about sweaters, but it is about
much more.” Anyone interested in the culture
and craft of this part of South America, or
having experienced life in a developing country,
please come and bring friends! Everyone is welcome.
The Museum is located south of Twamley Hall.
Call the Museum at 777-4195 for more information.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
Video, New Europe now on display at museum
New Video, New Europe is on
display at the North Dakota Museum of Art. The
exhibition will run through March 20.
At 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17,
in conjunction with the exhibit, Hamza Walker
will discuss the curation of the exhibit and
Paul Sum (political science and public administration),
will address notions of social trust and cultural
identity in the context of transition.
New Video, New Europe, curated by Hamza Walker
of the Renaissance Society in Chicago, brings
to the foreground the issues Eastern Europeans
are facing in this time of transition. As countries
of the former Soviet Bloc move from Communist
rule into the broader European community, issues
such as national identity, human rights and
globalization are being debated. Consisting
of 52 works of art by 39 video artists from
16 Eastern European countries, New Video, New
Europe addresses these concerns.
This exhibition spotlights the work of countries
steeped in video history — Hungary, Croatia
and Poland — along with countries with
nascent video backgrounds such as Romania, Estonia
and Latvia. The exhibition is divided into four
unique programs of various themes ranging from
several minutes to an hour and a half. The subject
of lingering trauma of civil war and violent
regime change makes up program one. In Survived
Another Day, by Alma Becirovic (Bosnia),
the viewer follows a single mother and one of
the few females in the Bosnian de-miners corps
as she risks her life to rid her homeland of
thousands of leftover mines from the Bosnian
In program two, the explosion of experimental
video, pre- and post-MTV, is the running theme.
Tiia Johannson (Estonia) demonstrates how big
this explosion really has become in her video,
Black Sun, which she shot just after
being diagnosed with Hodgkins disease. Video
footage from her 1990 vacation makes up the
background, while a superimposed black circle
continuously expands and contracts in the foreground
but never disappears — a metaphor for
In program three Sislej Xhafa’s (Kosovo)
Stock Exchange confronts the anxieties
of a changing economic system by revealing the
complexities of globalization. In the middle
of the Ljubljana train station, Xhafa poses
as a stock trader from Wall Street and announces
train destinations and arrivals as commodities
while shouting arrival times as if they were
Lastly, program four brings the viewer into
the heart of Eastern European issues through
documentary, diary and ethnography. Pavel Braila’s
(Moldova) Shoes for Europe documents
the adaptations rail cars undergo as they enter
the last leg of their trip from east to west.
Leaving Moldova, all trains entering Romania
must be outfitted with wheels of a shorter axle
dimension. This leftover of the cold war era
will remain until new rails can be laid.
The museum, located on Centennial Drive, is
open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends
from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free, with
a suggested donation of $5 for adults, and change
– North Dakota Museum of Art
candidate presents seminar
Diane Darland will present a
seminar, “Neurovascular Interactions in
Development,” Friday, Feb. 18, at noon
in 141 Starcher Hall. Dr. Darland is a candidate
for the developmental biology position in biology.
She received her Ph.D. in 1998 from Oregon Health
Sciences University in Portland, and is currently
an investigator at the Schepens Eye Research
Institute in Boston and an instructor in ophthalmology
at Harvard Medical School. Host is Al Fivizzani,
search committee chair, 777-4671.
Curtis B. Storlie of Colorado State University
will present a mathematics colloquium, “Tracking
of Objects with Application to Storm Data”
Friday, Feb. 18, at 3:30 p.m.
in 309 Witmer Hall. Refreshments will be served
from 3 to 3:30 p.m. in 325 Witmer Hall. Everyone
– Thomas Gilsdorf, mathematics, 777-4603
sought for jury focus group
You can earn $50 for taking part in a jury focus
group Friday, Feb. 18, on campus,
from noon to 2:30 p.m. You will hear prosecution/plaintiff
and defense evidence regarding legal disputes
and give your opinions during the discussion
period that follows.
We are seeking fair-minded individuals who can
consider all sides of an issue before reaching
a conclusion. If that describes you and you
are interested in participating, please call
777-3648 and leave your name and telephone number.
Someone will return your call within 24 hours.
– Psychology department
Union will host ACUI College Bowl, Recreation
The Memorial Union will host
the Association of College Unions International
(ACUI) Region 10 College Bowl and Recreation
Tournaments Friday and Saturday, Feb.
18 and 19. More than 60 college students
from 10 universities will compete in College
Bowl, a question and answer game of academic
knowledge and quick recall.
UND’s five-member team includes students
from aviation, electrical engineering, geography,
and elementary education. This is the first
time UND has participated in the regional tournament
since the early 1960s. The regional tournament
is the qualifier for the national championship
tournament scheduled for April 22-24 at the
University of Washington, which features ACUI’s
15 regional champions and a 16th wild-card team.
The University of Minnesota won last year’s
regional and national tournaments.
Recreation Tournament events will include billiards,
table tennis, and poker (Texas Hold’em)
as an exhibition event. More than 30 students
will compete against each other for spots at
the ACUI 9-Ball Billiards Championships at the
University of Michigan the weekend of June 17,
and the ACUI Table Tennis Championships to be
held March 31-April 3, at Texas Wesleyan University.
UND will have students competing in both the
women’s and men’s divisions for
9-ball and the men’s division for table
tennis. The qualifying tournaments were held
in late January at the Memorial Union as part
of the wellness center intramural program.
ACUI Region 10 consists of colleges and universities
from North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota,
Iowa, Manitoba, and Western Ontario. Both tournaments
will begin around 6 p.m. Friday and conclude
by 3 p.m. Saturday. College Bowl will take place
in various rooms on the second floor of the
Memorial Union and the recreation tournament
will be in the Lifetime Sports Center, located
in the Union’s lower level. All events
are free and open to the campus and public for
– Memorial Union
will raise awareness of violence
A V-Day worldwide campaign to
stop violence against women and girls will be
supported by a production of Eve Ensler’s
“The Vagina Monologues”
Friday through Sunday, Feb. 18-20,
at 7 p.m. with a 2 p.m. Sunday matinee only,
Empire Arts Center. Tickets are available at
the Chester Fritz box office, 777-4090.
Additional entertainment Friday will be Jessica
Veeder, UND student, pre-show and intermission;
Saturday will be UND belly dancers and salsa
dancers pre-show and Noelle Pederson, UND student,
at the intermission; and Sunday, the North Dakota
Ballet Company, with Jessica Veeder at intermission.
Natasha Yearwood, UND student, will do a pre-show
at all shows. Dyan Rey art work will be exhibited
in the art gallery, and there will be a silent
Proceeds benefit the Community Violence and
Intervention Center. V-Day Grand Forks is sponsored
locally by graduate student Shelle Michaels,
777-6540, and the Association of Women in Communication.
Further information about V-Day can be found
Join us as we celebrate women, raise awareness
and envision a world without violence.
– Shelle Michaels, communication
will benefit Turtle Mountain Chippewa Band
The National Society for American
Indian Elderly and Turtle Mountain Chippewa
Elders, through grants from the National Endowment
for the Arts and the North Dakota Council on
the Arts, are sponsoring concerts to promote
music and educate and raise money for native
elder poverty and nutrition issues. Two concert
pianists will play. They are Philip Thomson,
a graduate of Juilliard and winner of Juilliard’s
Franz Liszt Piano Concerto Competition, and
Sergio Gallo (UND music), who studied at the
Conservatoire Europeen de Musique in Paris (Diplome
d’ Excellence), and the Franz Liszt Academy
of Budapest, Hungary.
This event will take place at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, Feb. 18, at Josephine Campbell
Recital Hall. It is free to the public thanks
to the NEA and NDCA grants. Three more concerts
will take place: Feb. 20, at
3 p.m., Turtle Mountain Community College; Feb.
21, at 7:30 p.m., Valley City State
University at Froemke Auditorium; and Feb.
22, 7:30 p.m. at Bismarck State College.
Information tables will be set up and a small
introduction given regarding the native elder
Donations are encouraged but not necessary at
the UND and Turtle Mountain concerts. The concerts
at VCSU and BSU will have an admission charge
of $8 for general admission and a special low
student discount. All proceeds will be donated
to the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Elder
Nutrition and Supportive Services to compensate
for federal funding shortfalls this year and
— Peter Klein, graduate teaching
Center offers music for meditation
The Lotus Meditation Center,
2908 University Ave., will present music for
meditation Sunday, Feb. 20,
from 3 to 4 p.m., and tea at 4 p.m. Enjoy original
and classical compositions performed by Greater
Grand Forks Symphony Concertmaster Eric Lawson
on violin with Joao Paulo Casarotti on clavinova
and Jeff Anvinson on guitar.
The program is free of charge and open to all.
– Lotus Meditation Center
Theology for Lunch Tuesdays
Join the Campus Ministry Association
at the spring Theology for Lunch series titled
“Why We Do What We Do!” The series
is scheduled for Tuesdays at noon at Christus
Rex, 3012 University Ave. The weekly topics
Feb. 22, “Why We
Do What We Do: A Sociological Perspective,”
Cheryl Terrance, psychology.
March 1, “Why We
Do What We Do: A Pastoral Perspective,”
Father Ray Courtright, Newman Center.
March 8, “Why We
Do What We Do: A Pastoral Perspective,”
Rev. Tim Megorden, Christus Rex, and Rev. Gretchen
Graf, First Presbyterian Church.
Bring a friend and enjoy lunch and conversation.
– Lisa Burger (student academic services),
on behalf of Campus Ministry Association
Club hosts film series
The Anthropology Club will host a film series
at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
All films are free to the public and the University
Films and dates for the club Global Visions
Film Series follow:
Tuesday, Feb. 22, Children
of Heaven; Tuesday, March 8,
Quest for Fire; Tuesday, March
22, Lila; Tuesday,
April 5, What the Bleep Do We Know?;
Tuesday, April 19, Carandiru;
Tuesday, May 3, The Story
of the Weeping Camel.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
celebrates Black History Month
The following are events for Black History Month,
celebrating the culture and history of a beautiful
diaspora. All events are free and open to the
Tuesday, Feb. 22,
3 p.m., “Life in the Negro Leagues,”
presented by former Negro Leagues baseball player
Dennis Biddle, 150 Gamble Hall.
Feb. 22, 7 p.m., spoken word poetry night
with performance by spoken word artist Queen,
Tabula Coffeehouse, 3012 University Ave.
Monday, Feb. 28, 3 p.m., Malcolm
X Day, showing of Malcolm X: The Movie,
Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University
Monday, Feb. 28,
7 p.m., “Malcolm X: The Man, The Legend,”
discussion on Malcolm X, Memorial Union River
Sponsors are the Black Student Association, multicultural
student services, women’s center, multicultural
awareness committee, University program council,
international programs, ARH programming board.
For more information, contact Farouk
forum features microbial scientist
The graduate school is sponsoring its campus-wide
scholarly forum Feb. 22-24.
The purpose of this forum is to highlight the
scholarly and creative activities and to provide
a venue for research with the University community.
The keynote speaker will be Stanley Maloy from
The Center for Microbial Sciences at San Diego
State University. Dr. Maloy is the director
of the recently established Center for Microbial
Sciences and director of the SDSU Center for
Applied and Experimental Genomics. In addition,
he is the president-elect for the American Society
for Microbiology. Dr. Maloy will give a keynote
address Wednesday, Feb. 23,
at 3:30 p.m. titled “The Microbial
Imperative,” in the Lecture Bowl,
Memorial Union. He is sponsored by the Department
of Microbiology and Immunology.
The Department of Theatre Arts will also present
Metamorphoses, a play by Mary Zimmerman, during
Please contact the graduate school at 777-2786
for more information regarding the forum.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
will play at Burtness Theatre
Theatre Arts will present Metamorphoses
by Mary Zimmerman Feb. 22-26
at Burtness Lab Theatre, 7:30 p.m., with a Saturday,
Feb. 26, matinee at 2 p.m.
A boy takes his father’s car keys and
sets the earth on fire; in a moment of uncertainty
a young husband forever loses his beautiful
wife in the underworld. These are just some
of the modern translations of ancient myths
collected by Roman poet Ovid and revived in
the critically acclaimed play, Metamorphoses.
With the entire set consisting of an actual
pool of water which the actors use as their
stage – both in and around the water –
this mesmerizing production will be produced
in Burtness Lab Theatre Feb. 22-26.
Nominated for three 2002 Tony Awards,
Metamorphoses is a collection of 10 different
myths, centered around the power of love. Some
of Ovid’s myths, reinterpreted by Zimmerman,
are funny, and some are serious and full of
The department of theatre at UND built a specially
designed pool measuring 10 feet by 20 feet for
the production in their ground-level theatre.
In many aspects the pool is the member of the
acting ensemble. The pool, the center of action,
represents everything from the roaring ocean
that crushes the ships of Ceyx, separating him
from his beloved Alcyone, to the still waters
reflecting self-obsessed Narcissus who turns
into a blooming flower.
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. There will
be some nudity. Tickets are $12 or $6 with a
student ID. Free reserved parking is available
on campus. For more information and reservations
please call the Burtness Theatre box office
– Burtness Theatre
announce Feb. 23 career fair to students
Faculty and staff are asked to remind students
that the annual Spring Career Fair is Wednesday,
Feb. 23, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the
Hyslop Sports Center Multipurpose Gym.
The career fair offers students of all majors
and academic levels the opportunity to network
with potential employers. This spring, many
different companies and professions will be
ready to interview students for employment,
internships, and cooperative education opportunities
at both graduate and undergraduate levels.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact
the career services office at 777-3904 or visit
our web site at www.career.und.edu
to see a list of participating companies.
Students attending the fair should dress professionally
and bring copies of their resumes.
– Career services
engineer to speak at Engineers Week
The Engineers Council at the School of Engineering
and Mines will celebrate National Engineers
Week with a series of events including an address
by Randii Wessen, navigator program engineer
for the California Institute of Technology’s
jet propulsion laboratory. The address will
be Wednesday, Feb. 23, at 8
p.m. at the Grand Forks Holiday Inn.
Dr. Wessen has been an employee of the jet propulsion
laboratory for 20 years, and is currently the
navigator program engineer. Previously, he was
the telecommunications and mission systems manager
for the Mars Program, the supervisor for the
science system engineering group, manager of
the Cassini science planning and operations
element, the Galileo deputy sequence team chief
and the Voyager science sequence coordinator
for the Uranus and Neptune encounters. Wessen
will discuss the United States robotic planetary
exploration program which has been divided into
the following themes: Earth, Mars, Outer Planets,
and the Universe. This presentation will describe
each of these areas, the major missions currently
in operations, and those being planned. It will
also have a special emphasis on the quest for
extra-solar planets and the search for life
in the cosmos.
Wessen will give his address at the Engineers
Week banquet, at which outstanding professor
and top academic student awards will also be
– Cheryl Osowski, School of Engineering
panel discussion focuses on higher education’s
Is college good for a job or something else?
A UND program Wednesday, Feb. 23,
will explore the role of a university education
in preparing students for the work of citizenship
and careers. A satellite teleconference program,
“Get a Job? Get a Life? (or both), A National
Discussion on Higher Education’s Civic
Mission” will be held at 4 p.m. in the
Medical School Lecture Bowl, Room 1370.
One of the featured teleconference panelists
will be Julie Chavez Rodriguez, community programs
officer, Cesar Chavez Foundation and granddaughter
of Cesar Chavez. This second annual teleconference
is hosted by Campus Compact, North Carolina
Campus Compact, and the University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill. The panelists will
address the following questions:
- What should higher education be preparing
students for – their profession or civic
- What role, if any, should institutions
provide in promoting civic engagement?
- How do institutions empower civically engaged
students to mobilize the student body?
- How prepared are students to work and live
in a diverse democracy?
The satellite teleconference will be followed
by a local panel discussion with students and
faculty, including Jeanne Anderegg (honors),
Jordan Schuetzle (student body president), Christina
Sambor (student body vice president), Kelly
Aho (public administration and English major,
completing nonprofit leadership certificate),
Brittany Hanstad (sociology and honors major,
completing the nonprofit leadership certificate).
The panel will be moderated by Lana Rakow, director,
Center for Community Engagement.
The program is sponsored by the Center for Community
Engagement, Memorial Union’s Volunteer
Bridge, Nonprofit Leadership Student Organization,
and the Office of Instructional Development.
– Lana Rakow, director, Center for
offers free hearing screenings
The UND Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
is sponsoring free hearing screenings for employees
on the following dates: Wednesday, Feb.
23, from 3 to 5 p.m.; Friday,
Feb. 25, from 8:30 to 10 a.m.; and
Monday, Feb. 28, from noon
to 2 p.m. The Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
is located in 101 Montgomery Hall. No
appointment is necessary.
– Speech, Language and Hearing Clinic
workshop series will be held Wednesdays
The spring leadership workshop series will be
held Wednesdays at 3 p.m. through March 2. The
workshops will be presented in the River Valley
Room at the Memorial Union. The schedule follows.
Feb. 23: “Making it Happen:
Turning Ideas into Action,” Christina
Sambor, student government vice president.
March 2: “Crossing the
Bridge of Cultural Fear: Public Speaking for
Communicators,” Shelle Michaels, graduate
teaching assistant, communication.
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome
to attend any part of the series, and we ask
that faculty and staff inform their students
of the upcoming presentations. The series is
offered free of charge and pre-registration
is not necessary.
The series is sponsored by the Memorial Union
Center for Student Involvement and Leadership.
Call 777-2898 for further information.
– Jenni Glick, project coordinator
for leadership development
LaDuke will speak at law school
The Honorable Winona LaDuke will speak at the
School of Law, beginning at 4:15 p.m. Thursday,
Feb. 24, in the law school’s
Baker Moot Courtroom, as part of the School
of Law speakers series. Her talk is titled “Biopiracy:
Patents and Lifeforms; Wild Rice as a Modern
Conflict.” The public is invited; a reception
LaDuke is an Anishinaabeg (Ojibwe) enrolled
member of the Mississippi Band of Anishinaabeg
and is the mother of three children. She is
the program director of Honor the Earth and
the founding director of White Earth Land Recovery
Project. As director of Honor the Earth, she
provides vision and leadership for the organization’s
regranting program and its strategic initiatives.
LaDuke has worked for two decades on land issues
of the White Earth Reservation, including litigation
over land rights in the 1980s. In 1989, she
received the Reebok Human Rights Award, the
proceeds of which she used to begin the White
Earth Land Recovery Project. In 1994, she was
nominated by Time Magazine as one of
America’s 50 most promising leaders under
age 40, and she has also been awarded the Thomas
Merton Award, the Ann Bancroft Award, the Ms.
Woman of the Year Award, the Global Green Award,
and other honors. LaDuke and the White Earth
Land Recovery Project recently received the
prestigious international Slow Food Award for
their work with protecting wild rice and local
In both 1996 and 2000 Ms. LaDuke ran for vice
president on the Green Party ticket with Ralph
Nader. A graduate of Harvard University and
Antioch University, she has written extensively
on Native American and environmental issues.
Her books include: Last Standing Woman
(fiction), All Our Relations (non-fiction),
In the Sugarbush (children’s
non-fiction), and The Winona LaDuke Reader.
Her forthcoming book, Recovering the
Sacred, will be released by South End Press
– Law school
celebrates National TRIO Day Feb. 24
“TRIO: Alive in 2005!”
is the theme for this year’s celebration
of National TRIO Day at UND Thursday,
Feb. 24. The event will feature an
awards luncheon from 11:45 to 1:15 p.m. at the
Energy and Environmental Research Center’s
Discovery Room to honor current TRIO students
and TRIO alumni, as well as University and community
members supportive of TRIO’s mission,
which is to provide equal educational access
to disadvantaged populations.
TRIO Day honors students who have succeeded
in college with the support of TRIO Programs.
Since 1965, more than 10 million Americans have
benefited from TRIO pre-college and college
– Elaine Metcalfe, TRIO Programs
for Founders Day banquet now on sale
Tickets for the annual Founders Day banquet
are now on sale. This year’s event will
be held Thursday, Feb. 24,
in the Memorial Union Ballroom. The pre-banquet
social with musical entertainment will begin
at 5:45 p.m. The banquet will begin at 6:30
The annual Founders Day banquet commemorates
the founding of UND in 1883. The banquet will
feature recognition of faculty and staff with
25 years of service to UND. Retired and retiring
faculty and staff with 15 or more years of service
to the University will also be honored. Awards
for outstanding teaching, research, service,
and advising will be presented to faculty members
and departments. The theme of the banquet this
year will focus on the 100th anniversary of
the founding of the UND School of Medicine and
Tickets for the banquet can be purchased through
the campus mail. UND employees recently received
a flyer describing the Founders Day celebration
and the ticket purchase procedure. Please use
the order form from that flyer to purchase your
tickets. Departments may reserve tables by using
the order form or by calling the number listed
on the flyer. Tickets are $12.50 each. Seating
is limited, so reserve early.
Please call Terri Machart in the vice president
for student and outreach services office at
777-2724 if you have questions or if you would
like an additional copy of the ticket order
– Fred Wittmann, vice president for
student and outreach services office
painter will lecture at Museum
Still-life artist Marley Kaul, Bemidji, Minn.,
will give the Elaine McKenzie Memorial Lecture
at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday,
Feb. 24, at 7 p.m.
In his lecture, “An Artist’s Faith
That Objects Have Meaning,” Kaul will
speak about his own work within the history
of still life painting. This presentation is
open to the general public without charge.
The Elaine McKenzie Memorial Lecture is an annual
Museum event which honors Elaine McKenzie, a
founding staff member of the Museum, and, in
the words of the Museum Director, Laurel Reuter,
“ . . . one of the world’s loveliest
women, a person with an educated heart.”
Elaine Kai McKenzie, a Cantonese from Hawaii,
held a degree in literature from the University
of Hawaii. Family and friends have established
an Elaine McKenzie Memorial Endowment within
the North Dakota Museum of Art Foundation to
fund the lecture.
Marley Kaul is one of the region’s most
senior artists. Now retired, he was a long-time
chairman of the art department at Bemidji State
University. Upon retiring he received the BSU
Award for Distinguished Teaching in 1997. He
exhibits throughout the region including the
North Dakota Museum of Art in 1989. His work
is in many distinguished collections. Among
them are the Wiesman Art Museum, Minneapolis;
Luther College, Decorah, Iowa; the 3M Collection,
St. Paul, Minnesota; and the North Dakota Museum
of Art. He was also one of the artists chosen
to fill a room at the Hotel Donaldson in Fargo.
For the past decade Marley Kaul has explored
the egg tempera process. This links him to many
early painters and their ability to discipline
their working habits. Egg tempera is closely
related to drawing as it requires a prepared
line and under-drawing to be laid onto the panel
in India ink. This drawing continues to show
through the initial layers of pigment until
the paint finally takes over. Since the pigment
is translucent, a great deal of overpainting
Reuter tells about visiting Kaul’s studio
a couple of years ago. “He had just completed
an egg tempera painting. We went out to lunch
and when we returned the canvas was leaning
against the wall but the painting was gone.
The cat had eaten it, licked it clean. Egg tempera,
once dried, is difficult to damage. You could
take a hose to it and it would be fine. For
this reason many ancient paintings are still
He continues to paint daily in his studio near
Lake Bemidji and he remains a teacher, leading
the public into an understanding of painting.
For more information on the Elaine McKenzie
Memorial Lecture please call 777-4195.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on
Centennial Drive. Hours are from 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. weekdays and from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
The Museum Café is open from 9:30-4:30
weekdays with lunch from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces to hear
arguments at law school
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
is scheduled to hear an oral argument at 11:15
a.m. Friday, Feb. 25, during
the court’s project outreach visit in
the Baker Courtroom of the University of North
Dakota School of Law. The public is invited
The case before the court is U.S. v. Rhodes.
Sergeant Rhodes was tried before a general court-martial
at Yokota Air Base, Japan, and was found guilty
of the use and possession of psilocin and the
distribution of ecstasy. The U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Armed Forces granted review of the petition
of Sgt. Rhodes to hear constitutional and evidentiary
The chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals
for the Armed Forces is H.F. “Sparky”
Gierke, a 1966 graduate of the UND School of
Law. He assumed the duties of chief judge on
Oct. 1, 2004, and has served as a judge on the
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces since
being appointed by President George Bush in
1991. Judges of the Court are appointed to serve
terms of 15 years.
Born in Williston, N.D., Chief Judge Gierke
earned a bachelor’s degree in 1964 from
UND. Following law school, he attended the Army’s
Judge Advocate General’s School at the
University of Virginia. From 1967 to 1971 he
served as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s
Corps of the Army. From December 1969 to December
1970, he served as a full-time trial judge in
the Republic of Vietnam where he was awarded
the Bronze Star and Air Medal for Meritorious
Service. Chief Judge Gierke served as a North
Dakota Supreme Court Justice from 1984 to 1991.
Chief Judge Gierke presently
serves as an adjunct professor of law at George
Washington University Law School and Columbus
Law School of Law of the Catholic University
of America in Washington, D.C., and Barry University
School of Law in Orlando, FL. He also serves
on the Appellate Judges Conference’s Committee
on Continuing Education.
The other four judges of the five-judge U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces are the
Judge Susan J. Crawford, appointed
to the Court in 1991 by President George Bush,
served as chief judge from 1999 to 2004. She
graduated from Bucknell University in Lewisburg,
Pa., and from the New England School of Law
Judge Andrew S. Effron, appointed
to the Court in 1996 by President Clinton, is
a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard Law
School, and the Army’s Judge Advocate
Judge James E. Baker, appointed
to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
by President Clinton in 2000, graduated from
Yale University in 1982 and Yale Law School
Judge Charles E. Erdmann, appointed
to the Court by President George W. Bush in
2002. He graduated from Montana State University
and from the University of Montana Law School.
— School of Law
Kupchella, Miss North Dakota will appear at
Prairie Rose, a local father-daughter trio of
Mark Diers (Information Technology
Systems and Services) and daughters Katy
and Hannah, in conjunction with the Empire
Arts Center and the Grand Forks Lions Clubs,
will host Prairie Music, a concert to raise
funds to benefit the Southeast Asia tsunami
relief effort. Prairiegrass, a local bluegrass
group, as well as special guests President
Charles Kupchella and Miss
North Dakota Ashley Ford will lend
their talents and support for this event.
The concert will be at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 25,
at the Empire Arts Center. Ticket prices are
$10 and can be purchased in advance at the Chester
Fritz Auditorium Box Office, 777-4090. Tickets
will also be available at the Empire the day
of the show.
All performers are donating their talents, and
except for a nominal cost for the venue, all
proceeds will be donated to the Grand Forks
Lions Clubs and forwarded to the Lions Club
International relief operations in Southeast
Asia. The Southeast Asian tsunami is considered
to be the largest natural disaster in modern
history. The devastation has affected people
around the world, and the outpouring of help
is a testament to human kindness.
For more information, go to: http://prairiemusic.dyndns.org.
— Mark Diers, Unix administrator,
Information Technology Systems and Services
holds Friday seminar series
The pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics
department will hold a Friday afternoon seminar
series at 3 p.m. in Room 3933, Medical Science.
The schedule follows.
Feb. 25, Carl Bates, Children’s
Hospital, “Role of FGF-Receptor in
March 11, Alan R. Brash, Vanderbilt
University, “LOX and Skin Disease.”
— Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
of Nations set for Feb. 26
A unique Irish dance performance, a showcase
of international students’ talent, and
a fine dinner are in the program for the 43rd
annual Feast of Nations Saturday, Feb.
26, 5:30 p.m., Alerus Center.
This year’s guest performers are from
the McDonnell School of Irish Dance from Winnipeg.
Members of the school participate annually in
Folklorama at the Irish pavilion and have performed
at both the opening and closing ceremonies.
Dancers perform locally at many different venues
including conventions, hospitals and charity
The school has won a number of awards and championships.
The UND international student performance will
feature traditional songs and dances from various
nations. Part of the celebration will be the
international fashion show, a demonstration
of traditional and contemporary outfits from
different nationalities. Colorful displays with
art and crafts, representing many countries
of the world, will decorate the banquet hall.
A three-course meal, served in the intermissions,
will consist of gourmet dishes from different
countries. The menu will offer dinner options
The Feast of Nations is a celebration of culture
and diversity which has become a popular tradition
in the community and an excellent opportunity
for families and friends to enjoy an evening
of live entertainment together.
Tickets for children and students are $10, $15
for adults. Tickets will be on sale through
Monday, Feb. 21. For more information on the
event and tickets, please contact the International
Centre at 777-4231 or stop at 2908 University
Ave., across from the Memorial Union.
– International Centre
committee will meet Feb. 28
The graduate committee will not meet Monday,
Feb. 21, in recognition of Presidents
Day. The next meeting will be held Monday,
Feb. 28, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley
– Joseph Benoit, graduate dean
will focus on transfer student experience
The University of South Carolina will satellite
broadcast a nationwide teleconference on the
transfer student experience Thursday,
March 3, from noon to 2 p.m. The teleconference
will be available at the Memorial Union Lecture
Bowl. It will be free of charge; please forward
this information to all who might be interested.
The conference will feature nationally-known
transfer researcher Frankie Santos Laanan, who
will lead a panel discussion that will explore
the challenges associated with the transfer
experience for both transfer students and for
the institutions that serve them. The panel
will provide best practice information that
will help untangle the complicated transfer
process, and the panel participants will offer
strategies to assist students and their institutions
in overcoming what is commonly called transfer
— Brian Steenerson, registrar’s
office, and Heidi Kippenhan, admissions
Users Group meets March 3
The spring semester meeting of the DreamWeaver
Users Group is scheduled for Thursday,
March 3, from noon to 1 p.m. in 371
Upson II Hall. Everyone is welcome.
- Meet and greet.
- Demonstration on using the synchronize
feature of DreamWeaver.
- Demonstration on password protecting
directories on www.und.edu.
Feel free to bring your lunch. –
Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS, 777-3706
Team” concert duo visit Grand Forks
Composer/pianist William Bolcom and mezzo-soprano
Joan Morris will appear in concert Thursday,
March 3, at 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian
Church, 5555 S. Washington St., Grand Forks,
as the fifth in a series of six Grand Forks
Pro Musica concerts this year. The duo, cited
as the “Dream Team of American popular
song” by the Chicago Sun Times, is known
worldwide for their cabaret, vaudeville, ragtime
and American popular song styles. Their “Lime
Jello Marshmellow Cottage Cheese Surprise,”
spoofing church basement suppers, is a popular
selection from his cabaret songs, which were
created for Morris.
Bolcom earned the Pulitzer Prize in music, and
is a major composer in the concert stage, film
and theater. Actress Joan Morris appeared as
Polly in the Guthrie Theater’s production
of Boilcom/Milhaud’s The Beggar’s
Opera. Together, they have recorded 22
albums to date, the first of which is their
best-selling “After the Ball – A
Treasury of Turn-of-the-Century Popular Songs,”
for which Morris received a Grammy nomination.
All generations will enjoy this evening of music.
Since a sell-out crowd is expected, you are
encouraged either to purchase or to reserve
general seating tickets ahead of time, $15 for
general admission, $5 for students. Call 777-5545.
The duo will present a free lecture at 1 p.m.
Friday, March 4, at the Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center.
– Christopher Anderson, music
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave.,
hosts International nights on Thursdays at 7
p.m. The March 3 program will
feature Bangladesh. Please join us.
– International programs, 777-6438
Jr. awards luncheon is March 4
The multicultural student services eighth annual
Martin Luther King Jr. Awards Luncheon will
be held at the Memorial Union Ballroom Friday,
March 4, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Tickets for the luncheon are $5 and available
at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center or
the Memorial Union info desk. Lasagna or a veggie
wrap will be served, followed by the presentation
of the MLK awards. Everyone is welcome.
– Multicultural Student Services.
examination set for Erin Curran
The final examination for Erin Curran, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching
and learning: research methodologies, is set
for 2 p.m. Monday, March 7,
in 104 Education building. The dissertation
title is “The Relationship of Social Capital
to Engagement in High-Risk Behaviors by High
School Students.” Richard Landry (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
Below are U2 workshops for March 7-18. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in March,
April and May. 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
Word XP, Beginning: March 7, 9, and
11, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall
(nine hours total). Learn basic features of
the program, create a document, edit and format
text, format paragraphs, add tables, use templates
and wizards, proof a document, set display and
print options. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Records Disposal Procedures: March 8,
10 to 1:30 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 to do than you think,
and now’s the time to do it! Presenter:
Chris Austin, records manager.
Defensive Driving: March 9, 12:30
to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
This workshop is required by state fleet for
all employees who drive state vehicles on a
regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic
violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to
bring a family member. This workshop may also
reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums
and could possibly remove points from your driving
record. Presenter: Greg Krause.
Asset Management and Insurance: March 10,
9 to10:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. Instructions and discussion on how to
perform annual inventories using PeopleSoft.
Session will also cover basic information departments
should know about asset management and insurance
issues. Presenters: Christine Cavanaugh and
Power Point XP, Beginning: March 14, 16, and
18, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall
(nine hours total). Create presentations, add
graphics and objects to slides, add tables and
charts to slides, prepare a presentation, sort
slides, add slide transitions, and animate text.
Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Excel XP, Beginning: March 15 and 17,
9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall (six hours
total). Learn Excel basics, edit worksheets,
perform calculations, format worksheets, work
with multiple worksheets, create and modify
charts, set display and print options. Presenter:
Laboratory Safety: March 15,
10 a.m. to noon, Memorial Room, Memorial Union.
Learn general lab-safety principles for the
use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop
covers potential health hazards in the laboratory,
protective measures, and response to incidents
and emergencies. This training is required for
all University employees working in a laboratory.
Presenter: Greg Krause.
Preparing for the Unthinkable, Bioterrorism,
WMDs and Disease Catastrophes: March 17, 1
to 2:30 p.m., Conference Room, Auxiliary Services.
The word emergency has transitioned greatly
since the attacks on the World Trade Center,
the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field on “9-11.”
In addition to severe weather, natural disasters,
fire, and disease, Americans are now forced
to prepare for even more risks . . . collectively
known as terrorism. Terrorism can vary from
verbal or written threats to attacks using weapons
of mass destruction (WMD’s). This seminar
will discuss terrorism, the possible consequences
of terrorist acts, and planning as a community
to prevent such problems. Presenter: Jason Uhlir
— Julie Sturges, U2 program
rock: Faculty lecture examines the North Dakota
Eight one-room schoolhouses remain in North Dakota.
They contain only a handful of students from the
first through the eighth grade.
Kathy Gershman, professor of education, will present
a view of small schools for the March
8 installment of the Faculty Lecture
Series, “Everyone Gets to Sing Solo: Twenty-First
Century Perspectives on the One Room Schoolhouse.”
The lecture will take place at 4:30 p.m. in the
Memorial Union Fred Orth Lecture Bowl, with a
4 p.m. reception beforehand.
am interested in understanding what it feels like
to get an education with one teacher and a small
group of peers of many ages, not very different
from the education in the earliest public school
in North Dakota,” explained Gershman, who
has been researching the topic all year. “Those
of us in education always want to understand what
works best to get kids to love learning.”
What she learned was a paradox. “Students
who come from very small schools are, on one hand,
confident self-starters, while on the other hand,
quite adept at working resourcefully in a small
group. These two attributes, independence and
cooperation, are ones any teacher would strive
to accomplish in her students, even-or especially-at
the college level,” said Gershman, who has
taught at the college level for 20 years.
Moreover, Gershman found that the children who
attend the one-room schoolhouses are extremely
loyal to their schools. She found that their teachers
and parents believe they are well prepared for
a move to a larger school for the next grade.
This preparation would be due to “plentiful
individualized attention of their teachers, peer
relationships that are marked by helpfulness,
full use of up-to-date computers, and access to
various after-school sports or music opportunities.”
In addition, the community and students don’t
want to see these small schools swallowed up by
a larger system. They feel that the schools are
affecting the students in the best way academically
and personally. They believe, why make a change
if things are going so well?
On the board of directors for the Kennedy Center
National Committee for the Performing Arts, Gershman
raises funds and oversees the education outreach
of the Washington, D.C. organization. She is also
a member of the Empire Arts Center fundraising
committee and on the board of directors of the
North Dakota Arts Alliance.
meeting will discuss storm water
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 NDSDH, the
City of Grand Forks, University of North Dakota
and Grand Forks County have been given responsibility
for regulating the discharge of storm water
from their jurisdictions to the Red River and
the English Coulee which flow through the City
of Grand Forks.
This notice has been issued to meet the requirement
to inform the public about the 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
The public meeting will take place from 5 to
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, 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
the American Indian Experience this spring
You’re invited to “Exploring the American
Indian Experience,” a series of activities
designed to build community awareness and understanding
of American Indians. Through a series of community
forums, books discussions and a powwow demonstration,
you will learn about the many aspects of contemporary
Indian issues and cultures. You are encouraged
to openly ask questions. All events are free and
open to the public.
Two book discussions are scheduled as part of
the series of events. This year’s featured
book is Essie’s Story: The Life and
Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher, by Esther Burnett
Horne and Sally McBeth. Copies of the book are
available at Barnes & Noble Bookstore, B.
Dalton Bookseller, Waldenbooks, and local libraries.
Tuesday, March 8, Essie’s
Story book discussion, 7 to 9 p.m., Barnes
& Noble Bookstore. Discussion leader is Birgit
Hans, Indian studies.
Story is the story of Esther Burnett Horne,
an accomplished and inspiring educator in Indian
boarding schools. Essie, the great-great granddaughter
of Sacajawea, saw her as a personal metaphor by
which Essie made sense of her own life as an American
Indian. She devoted her life to educating Indian
children, and she began teaching at Wahpeton Indian
School in Wahpeton, N.D., in 1930 and remained
active in education until her death in 1999. We
learn about daily life at Indian boarding schools
and about the challenges and rewards of teaching
for the Bureau of Indian Affairs at Wahpeton.
Above all, Horne’s life illuminates the
ongoing struggle by Native teachers and students
to retain their cultural identities within a government
educational system designed to assimilate them.
Three community forums are also scheduled to enhance
your knowledge of the unique history and culture
28, community forum, 7 to 9 p.m., Grand
Forks Herald Community Room. The topic is “Aspects
of the Indian Experience,” with discussion
leader Sebastian Braun, Indian studies.
Tuesday, April 5, community forum,
7 to 9 p.m., Grand Forks Herald Community Room.
The topic is “From Dream to Nightmare: American
Indian Boarding Schools 1880-1920,” with
discussion leader Wilbert H. Ahern, University
April 7, community forum, 7 to 9 p.m.,
Chester Fritz Auditorium. The topic is “A
Celebration of Life-Under standing the Powwow
Experience,” with discussion leader Leander
Russell McDonald, Center for Rural Health.
Exploring the American Indian Experience sponsors
include UND, president’s office, vice president
for academic affairs office, vice president for
student and outreach services office, University
relations, College of Education and Human Development,
and the UND cultural awareness committee in cooperation
with the American Indian programs council, American
Indian student services, Barnes & Noble Bookstore,
Indian studies department, continuing education,
Grand Forks Herald, and the UNDakota Indian Association
For more information and updates about the American
Indian Experience series, visit the web site at:
or contact continuing education at 777-2663 or
will focus on mindful mediation
The Conflict Resolution Center is presenting
a one-day workshop Wednesday, March
16, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in
the Red River Valley Room, Memorial Union, titled
“Mindfulness for Mediators: A Pathway
for Deeper Listening.”
The keystone to deeper listening for mediators
and others involved in service professions can
be found through the practice of mindfulness
to help you to focus openly without judgment
and continuously without distraction on what
your mind chooses, enabling a deeper and more
direct listening. Join us in the practice of
some exercises designed to improve focus and
concentration, heighten clarity of thought,
deepen the ability to listen, and evoke a more
Cost is $100 for students, faculty, and staff.
Presenters are Kristine Paranica, director,
Conflict Resolution Center, and Nan Schwappach,
director of Just Mediation, Minneapolis.
For more details see http://conflictresolution.und.nodak.edu.
— Conflict Resolution Center
labyrinth at Union March 16, 17
On Wednesday and Thursday, March 16
and 17, Gretchen Graf of the First
Presbyterian Church will have the labyrinth
set up in the North Ballroom of the Union from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is open to all
students, staff, and faculty to help de-stress
and re-energize during spring break. There
is no charge.
– Conflict Resolution Center
annual Writers Conference set for March 29 to
The 36th annual Writers Conference
is set for March 29-April 2.
All events are free and open to the public and
will be held in the Memorial Union unless otherwise
noted. The schedule follows:
- Tuesday, March 29
10 a.m., Readings from North Dakota Quarterly
Noon, Film, La Grande Illusion (1937), directed
by Jean Renoir
2:15 p.m., Film, Mulholland Drive (2001),
directed by David Lynch
5 p.m., Regional authors at Barnes & Noble,
hosted by Larry Woiwode
7 p.m., “The Disappeared” art
show opening, North Dakota Museum of Art
8 p.m., Artists’ panel, North Dakota
Museum of Art
- Wednesday, March 30
10 a.m., Student and public readings
Noon, Panel, “The Politics of Illusion,”
with Carolyn Forche, Jane Urquhart, Virginia
Martinez, Luis Camnitzer (artist) and moderator
2 p.m., Film, Por Esos Ojos (For These Eyes)
(1997), directed by Virginia Martinez
4 p.m., Virginia Martinez
6 p.m., Film, Acratas (Anarchists) (2000),
directed by Virginia Martinez
8 p.m., Carolyn Forche, Presidential Lecture
- Thursday, March 31
10 a.m., Student and public readings
Noon, Panel, “Spirituality, Culture,
and Hope” with Charles Johnson, Jane
Urquhart, Carolyn Forche, and moderator Anne
2 p.m., Film, The Barbarian Invasion (2003),
directed by Denys Arcand
4 p.m., Jane Urquhart
6 p.m., Film, Booker (1984), directed by Stan
Lathan, screenplay by Charles Johnson
8 p.m., Charles Johnson
- Friday, April 1
10 a.m., Student and public readings
Noon, Panel, “Hope and Illusion in Writing,”
with Marily Nelson, Charles Johnson, Chris
Belden, and moderator, Larry Woiwode
2 p.m., Film, Lost Horizon (1937), directed
by Frank Capra
4 p.m., Chris Belden
6 p.m., Film, Voices in Wartime (2005), directed
by Rick King, featuring Marilyn Nelson
8 p.m., Marilyn Nelson
Saturday, April 2
10 a.m., Community writers’ workshop,
hosted by Jane Varley and Larry Woiwode. Free
and open to the public.
Noon, Panel, “Landscapes/Landscapes,”
with Kathleen Norris, Jane Varley, Chris Belden,
and moderator Jim McKenzie
2 p.m., Jane Varley
4 p.m., Film, Jesus’ Son (1999), directed
by Alison MacLean
7 p.m., Kathleen Norris
presents display on Native American Education
and the U.S.
In conjunction with the Grand Forks community’s
second annual Exploring the American Indian
Experience, staff at the Chester Fritz Library
have prepared an exhibit, Native American Education
and the United States. The display explores
the history of efforts by white European settlers,
religious missionaries, and later the United
States government to force Native Americans
to learn in schools not of their choosing. Since
the first Indian school was established in 1568
in North America by Jesuit priests in Havana,
Fla., Native Americans have suffered many indignities
at the hands of priests, missionaries, government
officials, and other educators. Hundreds of
treaties signed over the course of the 19th
century incorporated some manner of funding
for Indian education and other efforts to “civilize”
and “Christianize” peoples who already
had complex societies and religious beliefs
of their own. Reports exposing the many deficiencies
of American educational policies toward Native
Americans would be written, read, praised, and
eventually forgotten. Only recently, since the
1960’s and a general awakening of civil
rights awareness, has an era of self-determination
and local control pervaded Native American education.
Part of this exhibit explores attitudes of white
educators and educational reformers toward Native
Americans during various historical eras. Other
cases cover Native American music in education,
and the colonial, federal, and self-determination
periods of Native American higher education.
The display cases are located on the second
floor of the Chester Fritz Library to the right
of the entrance gates, and additional cases
will be found by the entrance to the Reading
Room. The exhibit is available for viewing during
regular building hours. Materials for the display
were assembled by library staff Felecia Clifton,
Victor Lieberman, and Janet Rex. All materials
are from the collections of the Chester Fritz
Library and the Gordon Erickson Music Branch
– Wilbur Stolt, director, Chester
sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors
Presidents Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education
directives, Monday, Feb. 21, 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.
– Martha Potvin, interim vice president
for academic affairs and provost, and Diane
Nelson, director, human resources
- Chester Fritz Library:
Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for
the Presidents Day holiday are: Saturday,
Feb. 19, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 20,
closed; Monday, Feb. 21 (Presidents Day),
1 p.m. to midnight.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
- Law library:
President’s Day weekend hours for the
Thormodsgard Law Library are Saturday, Feb.
19, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 20, 10
a.m. to 11 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 21, 8 a.m. to
– Jane Oakland, circulation manager,
Thormodsgard Law Library
- Health sciences library:
Library of the Health Sciences Presidents
Day holiday hours are Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Feb. 19, 1 to 5
p.m.; Sunday, Feb. 20, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday,
Feb. 21, 1 p.m. to midnight.
– April Byars, Library of the Health
Information Technology Systems and Services
will close for the Presidents Day holiday
at midnight Sunday, Feb. 20, and will reopen
at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 22.
– Craig Cerkowniak, associate director,
- Memorial Union:
- Memorial Union operating
hours for the Presidents Day holiday weekend,
Feb. 18-21,are as followed:
- Administrative office:
Friday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Athletic ticket office:
Friday, Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Saturday through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Barber shop: Friday,
Feb. 18, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday
through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Computer labs: Friday,
Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, Feb. 19-20, 11:45 a.m. to
5:45 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 21, 11:45 a.m.
to 1:45 a.m.
- Craft center: Friday,
Feb. 18, noon to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Credit union: Friday,
Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Dining center: Friday,
Feb. 18, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Food court: Friday,
Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday,
Feb. 19, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Feb.
20, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 21, 11
a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Great Clips: to be
- Internet Café and pub
area: Friday, Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m.
to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 19-20,
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 21, 11
a.m. to midnight.
- Lifetime sports: Friday,
Feb. 18, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and
Sunday, Feb. 19-20, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday,
Feb. 21, noon to 11 p.m.
- Parking office: Friday,
Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Post office: Friday,
Feb. 18, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Stomping Grounds: Friday,
Feb. 18, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday through
Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Student Academic Services:
Friday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Student health promotions:
Friday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- U card office: Friday,
Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday
through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- U Snack C-Store: Friday,
Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday
through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Union services: Friday,
Feb. 18, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday,
Feb. 19, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, Feb.
20, noon to 5 p.m.; Monday, Feb. 21, noon
to 9 p.m.
- University learning center:
Friday, Feb. 18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday through Monday, Feb. 19-21, closed.
- Building hours: Friday,
Feb. 18, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Saturday
and Sunday, Feb. 19-20, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Monday, Feb. 21, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.*
- *Normal operating hours resume Tuesday,
Feb. 22. Late night resumes Monday, Feb.
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
will discuss general education study findings
A faculty study seminar (FSS)
group is currently being formed to read and
discuss the findings and recommendations of
the general education longitudinal study. Anne
Kelsch, faculty coordinator for the research
team that conducted the study and compiled the
report, will lead the group; a first meeting
is expected in the very near future. If you
would like to read the full report (50 or 60
pages) and discuss what group members learned
about UND students, along with their conclusions
regarding implications for general education
in particular and teaching and learning more
generally, you can sign up to be part of the
group by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
or calling 777-6381. Please include information
about your schedule so that meetings can be
planned at times that work for you.
— Joan Hawthorne, writing program
invited to apply for May workshop on case study
teaching in science
Applications are now being accepted for a five-day
NSF-sponsored workshop on case studies in science
to be held May 16-20 on campus. Designed for
undergraduate college science faculty interested
in teaching with case studies, the workshop
will be led by Clyde (Kipp) Herreid, director
of the National Center for Case Study Teaching
in Science at the State University of New York
Participation is by application only and is
limited to 40 people. Although faculty from
other institutions in the two-state region will
be invited to apply, UND faculty will have priority.
NSF grant funding covers all costs of the workshop,
including registration, materials, and some
meals. Anyone who teaches in a science-based
discipline is welcome to apply. Past workshops
on other campuses have included faculty from
biology, chemistry, physics, geology/earth science,
psychology, nursing, engineering, medicine,
and other science-related disciplines.
The first three days of the workshop focus on
learning the case study method, with demonstrations
and time to prepare cases of your own. On the
final two days, participants teach a class before
a student audience using a case they have developed
during the workshop or one taken from the provided
case study collections. Workshop participants
are expected to produce a case study within
six months of the workshop for a national, peer-reviewed
How to apply: Applications
are due Tuesday, March 8; use
the online application form at the instructional
development web site: www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid/
For further information, see the OID web site
or contact me.
— Libby Rankin, director, instructional
development, at 777-4233, or email@example.com.
sought for Reflecting on Teaching colloquium
Proposals are now being accepted
for the second biennial all-campus colloquium,
Reflecting on Teaching. Sponsored by the Office
of Instructional Development and the Bush Foundation,
the colloquium is designed to bring UND faculty
together to share scholarly approaches to teaching.
We particularly invite proposals on classroom
research, course and curriculum design, innovative
teaching techniques, assessment of student learning,
and philosophical issues related to teaching.
Sessions will be 50 minutes and 75 minutes in
length. We welcome proposals for entire sessions,
but you may also propose a 20-minute individual
presentation that can be combined with one or
two others. If there is enough interest, we
will also hold a poster session/resource fair
where individuals may display posters or materials
related to teaching and/or course design.
Proposals submitted by Wednesday, March
9, will receive first consideration.
They should include:
- Cover sheet: Please list
presenter name(s), position, department, campus
phone and e-mail, proposed title of presentation,
proposed session format (individual/group
presentation, poster session etc.), and time
requested (20 min, 50 min., 75 min.).
- Proposal (1-2 paragraphs): Please
describe what you would like to do in this
session. In addition to the content of the
presentation, describe what you want to accomplish
and how you intend to use your time. Priority
will be given to presentations that model
best practices in teaching by having clear
objectives and engaging the audience.
Decisions on proposals will be made in April.
If your proposal is accepted, we will be back
in touch then to ask for preferred times and
A/V equipment needs.
Questions? Contact Instructional Development
Director Libby Rankin (777-4233) or any of the
Bush staff members: Jim Antes, Joan Hawthorne,
Anne Kelsch, Ken Ruit, and Dianne Stam (administrative
available for teaching, ethics conference
Fellowships are available to
support individuals who attend the 11th Annual
Conference on Teaching Survival Skills and Ethics
to be held June 12-17 in Snowmass,
Colo. The five-day trainer-of-trainers conference,
which is funded by the National Institutes of
Health, is designed to prepare faculty and administrators
to establish or improve instruction in the responsible
conduct of research and in professional development
(e.g., writing research articles and grant applications,
making oral presentations and teaching, funding
employment, hiring, supervising, and mentoring).
Members of the conference faculty include Gary
Comstock, professor and director of the research
ethics program, North Carolina State University;
Debra Parrish, partner at Parrish Law Offices,
specializing in research integrity and intellectual
property law; David Jensen, professional career
counselor and contributor to Science Next Wave;
Jeffrey Kahn, professor and director, University
of Minnesota Center for Bioethics; Julio Ramirez,
professor, Davidson College; and Craig Wilcox,
professor of chemistry, University of Pittsburgh.
Individuals attending the conference will receive
an extensive set of lecture outlines, ethics
cases, student handouts, readings, slides, and
a comprehensive bibliography. Attendance is
limited to 50 persons and applications are considered
on a rolling basis. More information on the
conference, including the application form,
is available at www.survival.pitt.edu/events/trainer.asp.
There are a large number of conference fellowships
available which cover travel, lodging, food,
and all but $325 of the registration fee. Participants
from U.S. institutions will have the opportunity
to apply for start-up grants of up to $2,000
toward their efforts to implement instruction
in professional development and ethics.
For additional information, contact Beth A.
Fischer and Michael J. Zigmond, co-directors,
Survival Skills and Ethics Program, University
of Pittsburgh, Hieber Building, Suite 202, 3500
Fifth Ave., Pittsburgh, PA 15213; Phone: 412-578-3716;
Fax: 412-578-3790; firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director,
Research Development and Compliance
offers midterm feedback on teaching
If you are thinking that it
would be useful to receive midterm feedback
from students in one of your classes, now is
the time to arrange for an SGID (Small Group
Instructional Diagnosis). The SGID process,
facilitated by a trained faculty colleague,
is a method of generating student perceptions
about how their learning is progressing in your
course. Since it is conducted by an outsider
to your class, students are free to be direct,
but since it is normally done around midterm,
you receive the feedback at a time in the semester
when there is still ample opportunity for you
to consider any changes that might improve student
learning. The SGID process is flexible enough
to be used with both large and small classes,
and yields information likely to be useful to
both beginning and experienced faculty.
For more information about the SGID process,
contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or email@example.com.
If you would like to request an SGID, contact
Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Joan Hawthorne, University writing
sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors
Nominations are sought for Chester
Fritz Distinguished Professors. Included below
are the criteria and procedures for nomination
and selection. Nomination packets are due in
the respective dean’s office by Tuesday,
March 1. Nominators must be a Chester
Fritz Distinguished Professor, full professor,
or department chair. For a list of current and
former Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors,
- Demonstrated achievement across research,
teaching, and service with significant national
or regional recognition in any one of these
- Significant professional contributions
throughout his/her career. However, the basis
for selection of Chester Fritz Professors
will be heavily weighted toward one’s
accomplishments at UND.
- Recognition by University of North Dakota
colleagues as a faculty member who has made
a valuable contribution to the quality of
UND’s academic programs.
- Full-time member of the faculty, which
includes all ranked teaching and research
personnel. Department chairs are eligible
if they are full-time members of the faculty.
(Full-time administrators, e.g., vice-presidents
and deans, are not eligible).
The nomination packet should contain sufficient
information for the committee to evaluate the
- The nominator(s) must submit a nomination
letter. Nominator(s) must be a Chester Fritz
Distinguished Professor, full professor, or
- College deans must second all nominations
- Letters of support from other faculty are
- A current curriculum vitae of the nominee
must accompany the nomination.
— Martha Potvin, interim vice president
for academic affairs and provost
applications sought for University Relations
The University of North Dakota invites applications
and nominations from energetic, creative, and
dynamic candidates for the position of executive
associate vice president for University relations.
This position reports directly to the president
of the University. In addition to serving as
the manager of the Office of University Relations,
the person holding this position will serve
as a senior advisor to the president, providing
leadership on institutional communication, public
relations, integrated marketing, and other efforts
to improve awareness, understanding and support
of the University among the general public and
Complete information on position responsibilities,
a listing of qualifications, and contact information
can be found at www.humanresources.und.edu.
Salary commensurate with experience. Review
of applications will begin March 14, and will
continue until the position is filled. Position
will begin approximately July 1, 2005.
Interested applicants should send a letter
of application, resume and the names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of at least
three professional references to:
Office of Human Resources
P. O. Box 8010
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58202
– Bob Boyd (vice president for student
and outreach services), chair, search committee
activities committee grants travel awards
The Senate scholarly activities
committee received 41 requests for funds to
travel to domestic or Canadian destinations
(a total of $32,589.60), and one request for
funds to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, or foreign
destinations (a total of $1,250), in response
to the January call for proposals. The following
awards were made at the committee meeting Jan.
Foreign travel award: Bruce Byars
Domestic travel awards: Julie
Anderson (nursing practice and role
development), $515; Mary Askim-Lovseth
(marketing), $493; Abdallah Badahdah
(sociology), $520.39; Mary Baker
(teaching and learning), $474; Anamitro
Banerjee (chemistry), $484; Sandra
Braathen (information systems and business
education), $418.89; Mary Cutler
(theatre arts), $322; Jane Dunlevy
(anatomy and cell biology), $442; Marci
Glessner (teaching and learning), $394;
Brett Goodwin (biology), $310;
Marcia Gragert (nursing practice
and role development), $440; Devon Hansen
(geography), $331; James Haskins
(finance), $598; David Hollingworth
(management), $338; Xiaozhao
Huang (English), $413.79; Roxanne
Hurley (nursing practice and role development),
$515; Michelle Iiams (mathematics),
$497; Susan Jeno (physical
therapy), $406.30; Shari Jerde
(information systems and business education),
$503.89; Arthur Jones (art),
$450; Scott Korom (geology
and geological engineering), $528; Jeong
Lee (finance), $338; Kathleen
McLennan (theatre arts), $309; Juana
Moreno (physics), $501.80; Katherine
Norman (music), $370; Timothy
P. O’Keefe (information systems
and business education), $360.31; David
Pierce (chemistry), $300; Glenda
Rotvold (information systems and business
education), $498.89; Eligar Sadeh
(space studies), $382; Elizabeth Scharf
(anthropology), $343; Richard Schultz
(electrical engineering), $531; Michael
Simmers (mathematics), $375; Irina
Smoliakova (chemistry), $484; Clifford
Staples (sociology), $220; Phoebe
Stubblefield (anthropology), $329;
Kathryn Thomasson (chemistry),
$426; Gregory Vandeberg (geography),
$331; Anne Walker (teaching
and learning), $394; Rebecca Weaver-Hightower
(English), $502; Jim Williams (theatre arts),
$309; Julia Xiaojun Zhao (chemistry),
— Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences),
chair, Senate scholarly activities committee
joins Education and Human Development
Jena Pierce has been named the
alumni and development officer for the College
of Education and Human Development. This is
a new position created to enhance the marketing,
public relations and awareness for the college.
Prior to this position, Pierce worked at the
Alumni Association and Foundation as public
information coordinator and was co-advisor to
Telesis, the student alumni association. She
received a bachelor’s degree from UND
in 2001. Pierce lives in Grand Forks with her
— Dan Rice, dean, College of Education
and Human Development
registrar’s offices open at 9 a.m. daily
The business and registrar’s offices will
be closed from 8 to 9 a.m. through Aug. 12,
in preparation for PeopleSoft implementation.
The offices will be open for business from 9
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (tellers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.)
Monday through Friday. We appreciate your understanding
and patience as our staff prepares to go live
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar,
and Ginny Sobolik, business office
departments, units required to comply with web
As part of a continuing effort to establish
a consistent identity for the University and
increase access for people with disabilities,
all departments and units are required to comply
with mandatory web standards by July 1, 2005.
Faculty home pages and student organizations
are exempt from the requirements. The standards,
developed at the request of and approved by
the President and his Cabinet, will ensure that
UND web sites promote a sense of University
identity and reflect the quality of UND. They
also require compliance with federal and state
laws regarding accessibility for people with
disabilities. The requirements are detailed
The Internet has become a primary source of
information. In fact, it’s now the second-most
important determinant of whether a student will
choose an institution (first remains a campus
visit). We know, too, that it is an important
source of information for those who are seeking
information about UND for a variety of reasons.
Accreditation teams, prospective employees,
state and federal officials, prospective donors,
external granting agencies, and the national
news media are but a few examples. The UND home
page alone receives nearly 700,000 “hits”
each month, while the entire UND site receives
more than 28.5 million. This means that people
are finding UND sites through search engines
and external links. Web standards will ensure
that users know they’re on a UND site
and allow consistent navigation. Accessibility
is the law, and these standards will assure
To ease the transition, templates have been
developed for use by departments. The University
relations office is happy to assist departments
and units with template implementation, and
we’ll even come to your office to train
your web person. Contact me at 777-3621 or email@example.com
for more information or to set up an appointment
— Jan Orvik, web manager, University
organization offers web design service
Do you need your web site designed
to fit the required UND template but don’t
have the time or ability to do it yourself?
Maybe it’s a brochure, flyer, or print
document that you need. If so, you might consider
hiring students affiliated with UND’s
Graphics and Photography Society (GaPS).
GaPS is a student organization established in
2003. The purposes of GaPS are to provide
opportunities for professional growth, to encourage
visual communication, and to develop technical
skills. One way we accomplish this is by
creating designs (both print and electronic)
and photographs for clients. All services are
For more information, please contact me.
– Lynda Kenney (technology), advisor
to the Graphics and Photography Society student
students to apply for “Getting Started”
Faculty and staff members of
the University community, please consider encouraging
qualified students to apply for student academic
services student assistant positions for Getting
Started 2005. We will hire current undergraduate
students who will have been enrolled at UND
for at least one academic year by May 2005.
These positions require good interpersonal and
organizational skills. Qualified individuals
must be dependable, cooperative and willing
to demonstrate a positive and enthusiastic attitude
about UND. Applications are available at student
academic services, 201 Memorial Union, 777-2117,
or go to http://sas.und.edu.
Deadline to apply is March 4.
– Bridget Drummer, academic advisor
helps students with eating disorders
In recognition of Eating Disorders Awareness
Week, student health services and the counseling
center are working to enhance awareness of the
new Eating Disorders Intervention Team (EDIT).
EDIT is a new interdisciplinary, outpatient
team designed to more effectively address eating
disorders issues among UND students. This project
is a partnership between the counseling center
and student health services, funded by the division
of student and outreach services.
Members of the team include health care providers,
counselors, a registered nurse, a dietitian,
a social worker/case manager, and a health promotion
The team meets on a weekly basis to coordinate
care for students with eating disorders. Services
can be accessed through the counseling center,
777-2127 or student health services, 777-4500,
both of which are located in McCannel Hall.
A new online eating disorders self assessment
is accessible at , along with a list of online
resources and information on where to get help.
EDIT members and Healthy UND volunteers are
also available to conduct on-campus outreach
and educational programs on eating disorders
and body image issues. Written materials on
eating disorders are available upon request,
along with a complete listing of campus and
community resources to address eating disorders
issues. Stop by the student health promotion
office in the Memorial Union or call 777-2097
to request a presentation or materials.
– Jane Croeker, student health promotion
leadership award nominations due March 11
Nominations for the Memorial
Union Outstanding Student Leader Award, Outstanding
Student Organization Advisor Award, and Outstanding
Student Organization Award are now available.
You are strongly encouraged to nominate student
leaders, organization advisors, or student organizations
that have demonstrated outstanding leadership
and service. Nominations are due at the Memorial
Union Center for Student Involvement (Box 8385)
Thursday, March 11, by 4:30 p.m. Nomination
forms are available online at
www.union.und.edu. Call Bonnie Solberg at
777-2898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union
line available at Union
For the convenience of our patrons, the Memorial
Union has installed an event line for meetings/events
that are scheduled in the Memorial Union. Call
777-0369 to find out what time and what room
a meeting/event has been scheduled for that
The line is available Monday through Thursday;
Friday will also include weekend events. The
recording will be updated daily by 8 a.m.
The event line telephone number is 777-0369.
If you have questions please call the event
services office at
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
One lists features
Sri Lanka native Yasith de Silva
will share his personal experience as a lifeguard
on the next edition of Studio One on
Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Working as a volunteer
lifeguard, de Silva made a save that changed
his life and the lives of many others. His heroic
act earned him prestigious awards and meetings
with the Queen of England and the President
of Sri Lanka.
Also on the next edition of Studio One,
at the push of a button, some car owners are
helping the environment. We will explore the
costs and benefits of hybrid vehicles.
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. Rebroadcasts
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 in Fargo,
Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Beaverton,
Ore. area, the Denver, Colorado area, and Winnipeg,
– Studio One
2004 FlexComp claims by Feb. 24
If you have money remaining
in your FlexComp medical spending account and/or
dependent care spending account for the plan
year ending Dec. 31, 2004, you have until Feb.
28, 2005 (60-day SPD regulation) to
submit any claims incurred in the 2004 plan
year (January 1, 2004 to Dec. 31, 2004). After
that time, any remaining balances will be forfeited.
Vouchers should be received in the Payroll Office
no later than Thursday, Feb. 24, for adequate
If you have any questions, please feel free
to call me.
– Heidi Strande, payroll office,
Center has child care openings
The University Children’s Center has full
time openings for 3, 4 and 5 year olds and part-time
openings for 2 year olds. Please call the Center
at 777-3947 for additional information.
– Jo-Anne Yearwood, director, University
Child Care Services, University Children’s
Day is last Wednesday of the month
It’s the last Wednesday of the month –
that means Feb. 23 is Denim
Day. So, pay your dollar, wear your button,
and enjoy wearing your casual duds. As always,
all proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching
other offices and buildings have all the fun?
Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons
and posters for your area.
– Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services,
777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee
Bernard O’Kelly, dean
emeritus of the College of Arts and Sciences
and professor emeritus of English, died Wednesday,
Feb. 9, in his home in Illinois. He was 78.
He served 29 years as head of the college, and
at his retirement was the longest-serving dean
in the nation.
Bernard O’Kelly was born Aug. 10, 1926,
in Winnipeg, Manitoba, into a family that loved
books. Even during the Depression, his father
bought at least one book a week at a second-hand
store. He earned his bachelor’s degree
in Latin and philosophy at the University of
Montreal in 1950, along with the L.Ph. (License-en-Philosophie)
from College de l’Immaculee Conception.
He earned his master’s degree in 1955
and his doctorate in 1960, both in English and
from Harvard University.
He was a classics lecturer at St. Paul’s
College of the University of Manitoba and taught
French and English at Loyola College (now Concordia
University), Montreal, before joining the English
faculty of Ohio State University in 1957. He
taught there and served as a research associate
at Yale University before coming to UND in 1966
to become dean of the College of Science, Literature
and Arts. He specialized in Renaissance studies
and enjoyed teaching a wide range of courses,
from freshman English to graduate seminars on
an intellectual and aesthetic passion of his,
William Shakespeare. His urbane wit made these
classes high points in his students’ studies.
Under his guidance, the college added departments
in social work, communication disorders, anthropology,
and Indian studies. He also oversaw the establishment
of programs in women studies and integrated
Dean O’Kelly was a founding member and
the first convener of the North Dakota Committee
for the Humanities and Public Issues. He was
for many years a member and leader of national
organizations of academic deans, arts and science
colleges, and humanities groups. He retired
in 1995 after 29 years at the helm of arts and
sciences. After his retirement, the Medical
Science South building was formally rededicated
O’Kelly Hall in his honor. In 2000, he
received an honorary Doctor of Letters from
UND, where he was termed a “Renaissance
Man for the University,” and called a
“strong and yet gracious and elegant force
for sustaining the liberal arts and humanities
as the cornerstone of every UND student’s
After retirement, O’Kelly lived in Grand
Forks with his wife Marcia, a longtime UND law
professor, until the 1997 flood destroyed their
home. They moved to Arlington Heights, Ill.,
to be nearer their daughter and family.
He is survived by his wife of 48 years, Marcia,
professor emerita of law; children Liz (Tom
Kivlahan) O’Kelly of Arlington Heights,
and Peter (Kerry) O’Kelly of Andover,
Mass.; four grandchildren; a brother-in-law;
and nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death
by his parents, son Christopher, and sisters
Patricia McCormick and Audrey Peterkin.
Memorial contributions are suggested to the
University of North DakotaArts and
P.O. Box 8157
Grand Forks, ND. 58202
— Jan Orvik, editor, with information
from the Grand Forks Herald