43, Number 25: February 24, 2006
In memory of
Founders Day award winners, honorees
|EVENTS TO NOTE
focus on “Leopold’s Land Ethic”
Alum will discuss contaminated sediments
Sioux Boosters luncheon is Friday
Students will discuss Danish cartoons
LEEPS lecturer gives presentation Feb.
Physician assistants receive white coats
DIVAs will wrap “hugs” around
Master Chorale, UND Concert Choir team
up for Feb. 26 concert
Amsterdam quartet performs at Museum
Vegan supper club meets Feb. 26
LEEPS lecturer gives presentation Feb.
Farewell reception honors Jerry Bulisco
Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb.
Career fair set for Feb. 28
Farewell reception will honor Harry
Scholarly Forum is Feb. 28-March 2
Lecturer will discuss history of Byzantium
Nickname roundtable set for March 1
3M VP to speak at Engineers Week event
Agenda listed for March 2 U Senate
Service women will discuss overseas
Celebrate Bangladesh Thursday night
Wind Ensemble, University Band plan
Chemistry presents Abbott Lectures
Radio Canada journalist will visit
Honorary holds history conference
Contest pits UND vs. NDSU
Garrison Keillor comes to the Fritz
Reception honors Russian educators
Jane Curry will give women’s
Public meeting will discuss storm water
Global Visions film series continues
Doctoral examination set for Karin
Symphony holds concert for young audiences
U2 lists workshop
Aging is focus of medical school for
Youth invited to Science Day March
VeggieTales comes to the Fritz
Aerospace will conduct two aircraft
accident investigation courses
receives national nurse research award
Student technology fee proposals
Classroom assessment program offered
Russian educators to study at UND
Women studies students will help
Undergraduate research opportunities
Facilities central warehouse has
updated forms, web site
Studio One lists features
The Museum Cafe has reopened
UND Bookstore carries Garrison
memory of Paul Boswell
It is with regret that we report the Feb. 19
death of Paul Boswell, director of the Native
The Native Media Center will be closed through
Monday in respect for his memory.
A wake is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23,
and a celebration of life will take place at
11 a.m. Friday, both in St. Anne’s Church
in Naytahwaush, Minn. Friends are encouraged
to wear colorful clothing as a remembrance of
how Boswell touched people’s lives.
An on-campus service will be held at 10 a.m.
Monday, Feb. 27, at Christus Rex Lutheran Center,
3012 University Ave.
His obituary is on page further
Day award winners, honorees named
Ten faculty and three departments will be honored
with cash awards and a plaque at the Founders
Day banquet, Thursday, Feb. 23, which highlights
faculty and departments for excellence in teaching,
research and service. The ceremony celebrates
the 123rd anniversary of the founding of the
Faculty and department awards are made possible
by the UND Foundation, Fellows of the University,
Retiring and recently retired faculty and staff
will also be honored, as well as those who are
in their 25th year of serving the University.
The faculty and departments to be honored are:
- Melinda Leach, associate professor of anthropology,
and David Pierce, associate professor of chemistry,
CASE U.S. Professor of the Year nominees.
- Glenda Lindseth, professor and director
of research, College of Nursing, UND Foundation/McDermott
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research
or Creative Activity, and Service.
- Darrin Muggli, associate professor of chemical
engineering, UND Foundation/Lydia and Arthur
Saiki Prize for Individual Excellence in Teaching.
- Carl Barrentine, associate professor of
humanities, UND Foundation/Bertin C. Gamble
Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching.
- Patti Alleva, professor of law, UND Foundation/Lydia
and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or Professional
- Richard Landry, professor of educational
foundations and research, UND Award for Graduate
or Professional Teaching Excellence.
- Al Fivizzani, professor of biology, UND
Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement
Award for Outstanding Faculty Development
- Michael Mann, associate professor of chemical
engineering, UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford
Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in
- Elizabeth Bjerke, assistant professor of
aviation, UND Foundation/Bertin C. Gamble
Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising.
- Physician Assistant Program, UND Foundation/McDermott
Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching.
- Political Science and Public Administration,
UND Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching.
- Department of Anthropology, Fellows of
the University Award for Departmental Excellence
will focus on “Leopold’s Land Ethic”
The University community is invited to attend
a presentation by Julianne Newton, University
of Illinois, on “Leopold’s Land
Ethic as Public Policy,” 11 a.m. to noon
Friday, Feb. 24, in 220 Clifford Hall. All are
For more information, please contact me.
– Rodney Hanley, Earth system science
and policy, 777-3909, email@example.com
will discuss contaminated sediments
Katy Euliss-Smith, post-doctoral research fellow,
The Environmental Institute, University of Massachusetts,
Amherst, will present a biology seminar at noon
Friday, Feb. 24, in 141 Starcher Hall. The title
of her talk is “Phytoremediation of Contaminated
Euliss-Smith earned her doctorate in soil science
at Purdue University in 2005, and her bachelor’s
in biology from
UND in 2001. Her research interests are phytoremediation,
plant ecology, radial oxygen loss in plants,
bioremediation, conservation of natural resources,
and soil chemistry.
The seminar will be hosted by Jeff Carmichael.
Everyone is welcome.
Boosters luncheon is Friday
Join Fighting Sioux coaches, fans and alumni
for the next Sioux Boosters luncheon Friday,
Feb. 24, at noon, Alerus Center. The event consists
of UND coaches speaking about the season thus
far and their upcoming opponents. Tickets are
$8.50 and everyone is welcome.
Questions? Contact Chris Lee at 777-4210 or
will discuss Danish cartoons
The New Minds Society, sponsored by philosophy
and religion, will present “The Danish
Cartoons and Islam,” Friday, Feb. 24,
4 to 5:30 p.m., outside the Memorial Union Ballroom.
– Donald Poochigian, philosophy and
lecturer gives presentation Feb. 24
Tim Denok from the University of Minnesota,
Duluth, will present the next LEEPS lectures
Friday, Feb. 24. At noon in 100 Leonard Hall
he will consider “Ground Penetrating Radar
Imaging of Fluvial Architecture and Assyrian
Archaeological Sites, Upper Tigris River Valley,
SE Turkey,” and at 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard
Hall he will discuss “The Record of Landscape
Evolution in the Upper Triassic Chinle and Upper
Jurassic Morrison Formations, Colorado Plateau,
USA: Control of Climate on Stratal Architecture
in Continental Depositional Systems.”
The geology and geological engineering Leading
Edge of Earth and Planetary Science lecture
program (LEEPS) brings nationally and internationally
known scientists and others to UND to give talks
on cutting edge science and engineering. Lectures
cover a wide range of topics, including academic
science, applied engineering, and environmental
issues of current significance.
For more information, contact Dexter Perkins
– Geology and geological engineering
assistants receive white coats Friday
The fifth white coat ceremony for students
in the physician assistant program will begin
at 3:30 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, in the Keller
Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Everyone is welcome.
The class consists of 24 students, 18 women
and six men, from 12 states. These students,
members of the program’s 35th class, will
receive their white coats and School of Medicine
and Health Sciences pins. They also will receive
“Guidelines for Ethical Conduct for the
Physician Assistant Profession.”
“The presentation of the white coat is
symbolic of the new profession the students
are entering,” said Mary Ann Laxen, program
director. The students will wear these coats
throughout the clinical phase of their training.
Guest speaker for the event is Annette Larson,
associate professor of family medicine at the
medical school. Rev. Anthony McDonald of the
Spirit Lake Nation will give an American Indian
Physician assistants practice medicine with
physician guidance and supervision. The UND
physician assistant program is the only one
in the U.S. specifically geared to clinically
practicing registered nurses. These nurses,
who have at least four years of professional
experience, reside in their home communities
during the training experience, coming to UND
for four, four-week periods and a week prior
to graduation. Most of their 20-month program
of study occurs in the hometown clinical setting
under the supervision of their physician-faculty
member. Most of these students come from rural
communities, where, in many cases, they plan
to continue working. More than 70 percent of
physician assistants practicing in North Dakota
are graduates of the UND program.
For more information, please contact the program
office at 777-2344.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
will wrap “hugs” around troops
Making a Difference Initiated through Various Arts
invites you to help make neck cooler “hugs from
home” for our citizen soldiers, North Dakota
Army National Guard members from the 188th ADA SECFOR
and JLENS for their deployment in Afghanistan. The
DIVAs have adopted the 188th and are involved with
multiple projects through the family support system.
We will meet Saturday, Feb. 25, at Quilter’s
Eden in East Grand Forks, from 1 to 5 p.m. All supplies
will be provided; the goal is three neck coolers per
“Hugs from Home” is a great way to support
our troops. The handmade coolers are constructed of
fabric with gel crystals to retain cold or warm water.
They can be reused and last about two months before
the crystals lose their ability to absorb water.
Don’t sew but want to help? Sewing skills are
not necessary. Please contact us to let us know that
you are coming.
— Shelle Michaels, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Chorale, UND Concert Choir team up for Feb. 26 concert
The UND Concert Choir and Grand Forks Master Chorale
will team up for “Abendlied: An Evening of Song,”
Sunday, Feb. 26, 7:30 at United Lutheran Church.
The concert, the first of three this semester for
the Concert Choir, features music by Mendelssohn,
Brahms and Reinberger, among others. The choir is
under the direction Ken Sherwood, and the Grand Forks
Master Chorale is under the direction of Jon Nero.
The concert is funded in part through a grant from
the North Dakota Council on the Arts, North Valley
Arts Council, and the Myra Foundation.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door for general
audience; $8 in advance, $10 at the door for senior
citizens; and $5 in advance, $7 at the door for students.
Call 777-4090 or visit the Chester Fritz Auditorium
for advance tickets.
A 30-voice auditioned choir, Master Chorale will hold
its Masterworks Concert celebrating the 250 birthday
of Mozart Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family
quartet performs at Museum
The Amsterdam Loeki Stardust Quartet will perform
at the North Dakota Museum of Art Sunday, Feb. 26,
at 2 p.m., as part of the Museum Concert Series.
Founded in 1978 while its members were still students
at the Sweelinck Conservatory Amsterdam, the quartet
has continually explored the boundaries of the recorder.
In addition to performing classical music from the
Renaissance and Baroque periods, the quartet’s
repertoire includes significant 20th century works.
A number of contemporary composers have been inspired
to write for them, and the group has published a series
of new recorder music with Moeck Verlag. Their musical
diversity has helped make the recorder an important
instrumental voice of our time.
Two of their recordings have won the prestigious Edison
Award. Pictured Air, released in 1997, has been described
simply as “brilliant.” Bach’s Art
of the Fugue, which the quartet released in 1999,
has been hailed by critics as “a magnificent
document” and “Bach at his best.”
The museum concert series is underwritten by the Myra
Foundation with additional support from The Heartland
Arts Fund. The Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Arts
Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for the
Arts with additional contributions from General Mills
Foundation, Land O’ Lakes Foundation, Sprint
Corporation, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts,
enables individuals and families throughout America’s
heartland to share in and to enjoy the arts and cultures
of our region and the world. Local contributors also
support the concert series.
Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling the museum
at 777-4195 or at the door the day of the concert.
Tickets are $13 for members of the museum and $15
for non-members. Students and military members can
purchase tickets for $5. Middle school children and
younger are admitted free.
The museum concert series is a celebration of classical
music that brings performers of international repute
to the museum. It is the oldest chamber concert series
in the region and draws a mixed audience of all ages.
For an additional $50, you can become a concert series
— North Dakota Museum of Art
supper club meets Feb. 26
The vegan supper club meets Sunday, Feb. 26, at 1
p.m., Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3610 Cherry St.
The theme is anything goes (as long as it’s
Everyone is welcome. Come and learn about vegan cooking
in an informal setting. Bring your favorite dish and
recipe. If you have questions, or don’t know
what to bring, call Brenna Kerr at 777-9771 or email@example.com.
Please RSVP with the number of people planning to
– Brenna Kerr, UND dietitian
lecturer gives presentation Feb. 27
Neal Driscoll from Scripps Institute, University
of California San Diego, will present the next LEEPS
lecture Monday, Feb. 27. At noon, he will discuss
“Dispersal Systems in Actively Deforming Regions:
Papua New Guinea Has it All!” in 100 Leonard
The geology and geological engineering Leading Edge
of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS)
brings nationally and internationally known scientists
and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science
and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics,
including academic science, applied engineering, and
environmental issues of current significance.
For more information, contact Dexter Perkins at 777-2991.
– Geology and geological engineering
reception honors Jerry Bulisco
The dean of students office staff invite you to join
us in wishing farewell to Jerry Bulisco, associate
dean of student life/director of judicial affairs
and crisis programs. He is resigning from his position
after serving over 15 years at the University to join
his family in Michigan. A reception will be held Monday,
Feb. 27, at the Memorial Union Fireside Lounge, from
2 to 4 p.m.
— Lillian Elsinga, associate vice president
for student services
Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 27-March 3
Eating Disorder Awareness Week is Feb. 27 - March
3. The theme, “Be Comfortable in Your Genes,”
highlights the fact that body size and shape are strongly
influenced by biological factors such as genetics,
while also calling attention to some of the new discoveries
surrounding the role of genetics in the development
of eating disorders.
Too often individuals struggle against their natural,
genetically influenced size just to fit into that
pair of “skinny jeans” in the back of
the closet. We want everyone to start feeling comfortable
in their genes by wearing comfortable jeans.
Drop off “back of the closet” jeans at
the Wellness Center, Bek Hall, Nursing Building, O’Kelly
Hall, University Counseling Center, and student health
promotion office all week long. When you drop off
a pair of jeans your name will be entered in a drawing
for great prizes such as a gift certificate for new
jeans at Old Navy, or climbing passes to the Northern
Lights Rock Gym. All jeans will be donated to the
Tuesday, Feb. 28, will offer a chance to obtain information
about eating disorders and overexercise disorders
via movies, handouts, and discussion facilitated by
exercise and mental health staff in the Loading Dock
between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Stop by for Chex mix and
drinks, and register for door prizes.
On Thursday and Friday, look for us in the Memorial
Union and pick up information or challenge yourself
to accept your genes. On “Fearless Friday,”
challenge yourself to a day without dieting and partake
in bits of cheesecake donated by Dining Services.
Eating disorders are illnesses, not choices. To take
a self assessment, visit www.und.edu/dept/counsel/help-assessment.htm
or call the counseling center at 777-2127 for an appointment.
This event is sponsored by Student Association for
Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Nursing, University
Counseling Center, Wellness Center, Student Health
Services, and the National Eating Disorder Association.
Special thanks to Northern Lights Rock Gym, Starbucks,
Stomping Grounds, Dining Services, and the Arc.
- AnnaMarie Carlson, student health promotion office
fair set for Feb. 28
Career Services will host the annual spring career
fair Tuesday, Feb. 28, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the
Hyslop Multipurpose Gym.
– Beth Blessum, event coordinator, career services
reception will honor Harry Duchscherer
Information Technology Systems and Services staff
invite you to join us in wishing farewell to Harry
Duchscherer, programmer analyst. A reception will
be held in his honor Tuesday, Feb. 28, in the ITSS
Conference Room, 371 Upson II, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Duchscherer will move to a new position at EERC. Please
join us as we wish him well.
– Nancy Haskins, associate director, ITSS
Forum is Feb. 28-March 2
The graduate school will hold the annual campus-wide
Scholarly Forum Feb. 28 to March 2. Richard Flagen,
professor of chemical engineering and environmental
engineering at California Institute of Technology,
will give the keynote address Wednesday, March 1,
at 3:30 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.
He will be hosted by the chemical engineering department.
Presentations, exhibits and/or performances from the
campus community are encouraged. For submission forms
and guidelines go to www.graduateschool.und.edu and
look under “Upcoming Events.”
Please contact the graduate school at 777-2786 if
you have any questions regarding the forum.
– Graduate school
will discuss history of Byzantium
The history department’s sixth annual Robert
Wilkins Lecture will be delivered by Timothy Gregory
of Ohio State University Wednesday, March 1, at 7:30
p.m. in the Reed Keller Auditorium (Room 1350) of
the medical school. Please use the south entry; plenty
of parking is available.
Dr. Gregory’s lecture, “Local History
in the Pre-Modern Eastern Mediterranean: Some Thoughts
on Small Places and How Things ‘Really’
Were,” reflects upon his continuing interest
in the history of Byzantium, new methods of archaeological
investigation, the preservation and use of cultural
monuments, and the importance of “place”
in human society.
Gregory is the author of A History of Byzantium (2004),
Isthmia V.: The Hexamilion and the Fortress (1993)
and The Corinthia in the Roman Period (1993) among
numerous other works, including more than 50 articles.
This lecture series was established by the department
as a tribute to the long service, dedication to teaching,
and intellectual curiosity of Robert Poole Wilkins
(1914-1998). Everyone is welcome.
— Kimberly Porter, chair, history
roundtable set for March 1
What does research say about the use of American
Indian nicknames and logos? This will be the focus
at the fifth roundtable discussion sponsored by the
College of Education and Human Development. The session
is scheduled for Wednesday, March 1, from 3 to 4:30
p.m., at the International Centre, 2908 University
Roundtable panelists include Cindy Juntunen, associate
professor of counseling, Justin “Doug”
McDonald, associate professor of psychology, and Cliff
Staples, professor of sociology.
The University community is invited to attend and
listen to discussion, while respecting persons who
hold differing perspectives and, hopefully, learning
from each other. Jason Lane, assistant professor of
higher education, will moderate the discussion. For
more information, please contact Jena Pierce at 777-0844.
Previous roundtable participants have used a variety
of applied and theoretical perspectives, such as philosophy,
sociology, history, anthropology, psychology, and
communication, to explore issues related to athletic
symbols, native American nicknames, and sports fans.
VP to speak at Engineers Week event
The Engineers Council of the School of Engineering
and Mines will celebrate National Engineers Week with
a series of events including an address by Robert
J. Lindgren, staff vice president for engineering
at 3M, Wednesday, March 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Grand
Forks Holiday Inn. Lindgren is an electrical engineering
graduate of UND. His career at 3M has spanned over
Along with the banquet address, awards will be presented
to top students and faculty.
In celebration of Engineers Week, engineering students
will participate in several competitions including
a trivia bowl, a medallion hunt, a scavenger hunt,
and a design competition against teams of engineering
students from NDSU. They will also host the 2006 Junior
Engineering Technical Society Test of Engineering
Aptitude, Math and Science (TEAMS) Competition March
1, involving 19 teams of 9-12 graders from area schools.
Schools competing include Kittson Central, Roseau,
Stephen/Argyle, Thompson, Northern Cass, Minto, Hettinger,
and West Fargo.
– School of Engineering and Mines
listed for March 2 U Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, March 2,
at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business
arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the student academic standards
committee, Carmen Williams, chair.
5. Annual report of the administrative procedures
committee, Carmen Williams, chair.
6. Report from the committee on committees on the
slate of candidates for election to Senate committees,
Claudia Routon, chair.
7. Report from the curriculum committee, Tom Zeidlik,
8. Proposed changes to the S-U grading policy and
the double major and double degree provision, Tom
Rand, chair, Senate academic policies and admissions
9. Conflict of interest policy, Mark Askelson, chair,
Senate conflict of interest committee.
10. Discussion of the Council of College Faculties
draft resolution regarding a system-wide standing
committee on faculty rights, Tom Petros, Council
of College Faculties.
11. SBHE 605.3.1, non-renewal notices.
— Carmen Williams (interim registrar), secretary,
women will discuss overseas experiences
Service women from the North Dakota Army National
Guard and the Grand Forks Air Force Base will share
their experiences in a panel discussion about their
roles in the current conflict in Iraq and Afghanistan,
Thursday, March 2, at 7 p.m., Memorial Union River
Valley Room. Panelists from the Army National Guard
are officer candidate Amy Dobler, SSG Kristen Pagel,
and Sgt. Jessica Fisher. Panelists from the Air Force
are Lt. Col. Jennifer Rider, GFAFB staff judge advocate,
and Chief Master Sgt. Lynette Cox, GFAFB chief enlisted
manager for the 319th Air Refueling Wing director
Special panel guest will be 1 Lt. Lorraine E. Froehler,
a nurse in WWII, assigned to Women’s Officer
Corp which was completely separate in those days since
women were not allowed in the regular branches of
The event is open to the public. It is sponsored by
the Association for Women in Communication, the DIVAs,
and the UND Women’s Center.
For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
– Shelle Michaels, communication.
Bangladesh Thursday night
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts
cultural nights at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Join us March
2 to celebrate the culture of Bangladesh. Everyone
– International programs, 777-6438
Ensemble, University Band plan concert
The Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted
by James Popejoy, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 2, Chester Fritz Auditorium. Special
guest will be world-renowned euphonium soloist Brian
This concert will be a preview of the Wind Ensemble’s
program to be performed at the 2006 College Band Directors
National Association North Central Division Conference.
Selected to perform at this prestigious event through
a juried process, they will present the opening concert
of the conference at Northwestern University in Chicago
March 9-11. The Wind Ensemble consists of the most
outstanding wind and percussion students, selected
by audition, at UND. The 60-member ensemble includes
students representing multiple of areas of study from
throughout the University. They tour regularly and
have established a reputation for musical excellence
through state, regional and national appearances,
most recently performing at the 2005 North Dakota
Music Educators National Association Conference.
The Wind Ensemble will open their portion of the program
with a new work written for the 2005 North Dakota
All-State Band by Timothy Mahr, “Blue Sky Day.”
The classic “Fanfare and Allegro” by Clifton
Williams will follow, conducted by Robert Brooks,
associate director of bands. Dr. Bowman will be featured
on Jan Krzywicki’s “Pastorale,”
and “Capriccio Furioso” by Walter Ross
with the Wind Ensemble. They will also perform Timothy
Broege’s “Geography of the Dream,”
written for the U.S. Military Academy Band, and will
close the concert with a new work by Samuel Hazo,
The University Band will open the concert with Alfred
Reed’s “A Festival Prelude.” Also
on their program will be a new work from Jeff Jordan,
“And A Time.” Graduate conductor Melissa
Kary will conduct three movements of Gordan Jacob’s
classic “William Byrd Suite.” The band
will close their program with a unique arrangement
by Warren Barker of George Gershwin’s “Strike
Up The Band.”
Dr. Bowman enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist,
clinician, recording artist, educator, and administrator,
and has given guest appearances and solo performances
with the University of Michigan Symphony Band, The
U.S. Navy Band, The U.S. Armed Forces Bicentennial
Band, The U.S. Air Force Band, and the River City
Brass Band. He has performed as a soloist in all 50
states, Canada, Mexico, The Virgin Islands, Norway,
Finland, Germany, Belgium, Great Britain, France,
Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and the People’s Republic
of China. In addition to his many live performances,
Bowman has appeared with the New Sousa Band in the
Wolftrap PBS television special, and can be heard
on his four commercial solo albums and over 35 service
band recordings. Currently professor of euphonium
at the University of North Texas, Bowman has also
served on the music faculty of six other universities.
Characterized by virtuosic technique and a warm rich
velvet tone, his superb musicianship and dedication
to fine brass playing have made him the foremost euphonium
soloist in the world today. His career of “firsts”
includes presenting the first euphonium recital at
New York’s Carnegie Hall in 1976, the first
euphonium concert tour of Japan, and presenting the
first euphonium master class at the Paris Conservatory
of Music, France as well as serving as a master teacher
at the first Deutsche Tubaforum workshop in Hammelburg,
In addition to performing on the concert, Dr. Bowman
will work with University music students during a
workshop Thursday, March 2, at 2 p.m. in 128 Hughes
Fine Arts Center. This session is free and open to
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general
admission, $2 for students and senior citizens, or
$10 per family.
For additional information concerning this performance
or the workshop, please contact the band department
– James Popejoy, director of bands
presents Abbott Lectures
The chemistry department Abbott Lectures will be
given by Malcolm Chisholm, Distinguished Professor
of Mathematical and Physical Sciences at The Ohio
The first presentation, “Routes to New Generation
Polymers Employing Single-site Metal Alkoxide Catalysts.
Polyesters, Polyethers and Polycarbonates from Renewable
Resources,” will be given Thursday, March 2,
at 7 p.m. in 101 Abbott Hall, and is intended for
a scientifically interested but general audience.
A reception will follow the talk. He will also present
“Electronic Coupling Involving Carboxylate Links
and MM Quadruple Bonds, Where M-MO and W. M2 d to
Ligand P-Conjunction,” at noon Friday, March
3, in 138 Abbott Hall. All are welcome to both lectures.
Canada journalist will visit campus
Radio Canada journalist Vincent Dureault of the news
bureau’s Winnipeg office will be on campus Thursday
and Friday, March 2 and 3. On Friday, French-speaking
community members, students and instructors active
in UND’s French activities, courses and programs
are invited to participate in a taping session for
later broadcasting. The session will be held from
10:30 a.m. to noon in 303 Merrifield Hall. The session
is open to all. The working title is “Activities,
Courses, and Programs in which UND Students Participate
For more information, contact me.
— Virgil Benoit, languages, 777-4659
holds history conference
The UND chapter of Phi Alpha Theta, the international
honor society in history, will hold a history conference
Friday, March 3, starting at 10:30 a.m., second floor,
Memorial Union. History students from UND and area
colleges and university students will present research
papers in theater history, local history, ancient
history, modern history, women’s history, war
history, racial and ethnic conflict history, and frontier
The public is welcome. For more information, contact
Erienne Graten at 777-2704 or email@example.com.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Phi Alpha Theta
pits UND vs. NDSU
The University police department along with Christus
Rex student intern, Sydne Westoff, is seeking supporters
for the Special Olympics Mile of Quarters campaign.
A booth will be set up in the Memorial Union through
March 3 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. for people to purchase
a foot of quarters ($3) or a yard of quarters ($9).
Money raised will be donated through the Law Enforcement
Torch Run program for Special Olympics North Dakota.
The goal is to raise one mile of quarters which equals
63,360 quarters, and to beat NDSU in achieving this
Please inform the students in your classes and join
them in supporting this effort. Every quarter counts!
This is the first time this event is being held in
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Sydne Westoff, Christus
Keillor comes to the Fritz
The University and Prairie Public Broadcasting are
sponsoring public radio icon Garrison Keillor and
his “Prairie Home Companion” show at the
Chester Fritz Auditorium Saturday, March 4. The two-hour
show will air live from the Fritz stage at 5 p.m.
It is the second time that “A Prairie Home Companion”
airs from North Dakota; the show was featured at the
Fritz in December 2001.
Keillor, a gifted raconteur whose down-home mix of
humor, music, and theater nets his weekly show about
4 million listeners, also is noted for his energetic
support of the North Dakota Quarterly, a literary
journal with roots extending to UND’s early
days. Keillor and his friend and mentor, the late
nationally renowned poet Roland Flint — a Park
River native and UND alum who also received an honorary
UND doctorate — hosted a NDQ benefit concert
at the Chester Fritz in November 1997.
For ticket information, contact the Chester Fritz
Auditorium box office at 777-4090 or www.cfa.und.edu/garrison.html.
honors Russian educators
The University community is invited to attend a reception
for eight Russian educators who will study at UND
for five weeks beginning in March. Please join President
Kupchella and Provost Weinstein in welcoming and meeting
our Russian visitors Monday, March 6, at the North
Dakota Museum of Art, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres,
wine, and beverages will be served. The reception
is jointly sponsored by the president’s office,
provost’s office, and the dean of education
and human development.
— Anne Walker, teaching and learning, 777-3162,
Curry will give women’s history presentation
The University will host Jane Curry for Women’s
History Month. She has earned a doctorate in American
culture from the University of Michigan, and received
major grants and stipends from entities such as the
National Endowment for the Humanities and the American
Council of Learned Societies.
Since the early 1980s Curry has been performing history
in the guise of various characters. She has toured
the U.S. and internationally with her one-woman shows
that explain the story of women as they have navigated
cultural norms and expectations. While Curry is true
to the history of the women whose story she tells,
often using direct quotations from published materials
in her shows, she places the story in a humorous light.
Audiences will laugh in surprise and recognition while
learning about conditions women experienced in the
Curry will perform her one-woman show “Just
Say Know: Educating Females for the 21st Century”
Monday, March 6, at 7:30 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl
of the Memorial Union. Admission is free and all are
The program is sponsored by the President’s
Advisory Council on Women’s Issues, women’s
center, history department, College of Arts and Sciences,
English department, cultural awareness committee,
and the Phi Alpha Theta history honorary.
– Barbara Handy-Marchello, history
meeting will discuss storm water requirements
The Federal Clean Water Act established storm water
requirements to control the direct discharge of pollutants
into waters of the state.
Under delegation from EPA and the North Dakota state
health department, the City of Grand Forks, UND and
Grand Forks County have been given responsibility
to regulate 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 inform the public about
an upcoming meeting so that they may provide comments
on the storm water pollution prevention plans. Specific
questions on any aspect of the city, the county or
the University storm water pollution prevention plan
may be directed to the contacts listed below. The
public meeting will take place from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday,
March 7, at the City Council Chambers, Grand Forks
City Hall, 255 N. Fourth St.
For further information about the city plan, contact
Wayne Lembke at 746-2644; for the county plan, contact
Carole McMahon at 780-8412; and for the University
plan, contact Paul Clark at 777-3005.
Visions film series continues
The Global Visions film series continues through
May. All films are located in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial
Union, beginning at 7 p.m., and are free and open
to the public.
- The Agronomist, Tuesday, March 7. From Academy
Award winning filmmaker Jonathan Demme, The Agronomist
tells the story of Haitian national hero, journalist,
and freedom fighter Jean Dominique, whom Demme first
met and filmed in 1986. This is a powerful story
depicting Dominique, the owner and operator of Haiti’s
only free radio station. He fought tirelessly against
his country’s overwhelming injustice, oppression,
and poverty. He was assassinated in April 2000.
- Brava Gente Brasileira, Tuesday, March 28. The
story is located geographically and historically
in the area of the Pantanal Matogrossense, in 1738
middle Paraguay. Both Portugal and Spain have claimed
the territory for its potential rich natural resources,
especially silver. This is a harsh story of the
cruelty of colonialism and the unspeakable treatment
of Brazil’s indigenous peoples, who see Portuguese
and Spanish colonizers as invaders of their land.
This film demonstrates the struggles experienced
by peoples from vastly different cultural domains,
and calls us to bear witness to the fragility of
the human condition.
- A Wedding for Bella, Tuesday, April 11. By day
Dominic Pyzola is a corporate raider and by night
an Italian pastry chef. Upon learning that his upstairs
neighbor and surrogate mother, Bella, has fallen
seriously ill, he is determined to see Bella’s
longtime dream come true. When Dominic schemes to
marry Bella’s daughter, two worlds collide
in this touching, romantic tale of love, dreams,
- Primo, Tuesday, April 25. This film is a one-man
National Theater production of Primo Levi, performed
by Anthony Sher and directed by Richard Wilson.
When Primo opened in September 2004, it was instantly
recognized as a major theatrical event and every
performance sold out. A work of astounding dramatic
power, it brings to life Primo Levi’s great
testament to his year in Auschwitz. Antony Sher’s
towering performance is as controlled as Primo Levi’s
own lucid prose. This, quite simply, is masterpiece
- Talk to Her, Tuesday, May 2. Directed by Pedro
Almodovar, Talk To Her is a surprising, original,
and quietly moving story of the spoken and unspoken
bonds that unite the lives and loves of two couples.
Two men almost meet while watching a dance performance,
but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate.
They meet later at a private clinic where one is
the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student
who lies in a coma. The other arrives at the clinic
to visit his girlfriend Lydia, a famous matador
also rendered motionless. As the men stand vigil
over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback
and flash forward as the lives of the four are further
entwined and their relationships move toward a surprising
For more information, call 777-4718. – Marcia
examination set for Karin Walton
The final examination for Karin Louise Walton, a
candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in educational
leadership, is set for 3:30 p.m. Thursday, March 9,
in 104 Education Building. The dissertation title
is “Perception of Entering Freshmen About Drinking
on North Dakota Campuses.” Margaret Healy (educational
leadership) is the committee chair
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
holds concert for young audiences
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony presents “An
American Tale: A Concert for Young Audiences”
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Thursday, March 9,
at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra presents Aaron Copland’s
masterpiece “Appalachian Spring,” as well
as “Time Square 1944” from Leonard Bernstein’s
classic musical On the Town, and Edward Elgar’s
Pomp and Circumstance. The Greater Grand Forks Youth
Symphony will join the group for part of the concert
in a side-by-side performance.
The concert will be performed twice earlier in the
day for school groups throughout the Red River Valley
and northwestern Minnesota. Although the program is
designed to introduce younger audiences to orchestra
music and includes popular favorites from the classical
repertoire, many older listeners attend. In the last
few years, the symphony has also welcomed community
groups and residents of retirement communities to
the daytime performances.
Stephen Ramsey, the fourth finalist in the symphony’s
national music director search, is guest conductor
for this annual event. Ramsey is the founding music
director and conductor of the Dakota Valley Symphony
and Chorus and is in his 12th season as music director
and conductor of the Austin Symphony Orchestra in
Minnesota. He earned his master’s degree in
orchestral conducting from the University of Missouri-Kansas
City Conservatory of Music. He has studied with Leonard
Slatkin, Max Rudolph and Maurice Jones. The concert
is sponsored by the Myra Foundation and will include
a special guest performance by the winner of the Young
Artist Competition Barnum Award.
Tickets are $17 and $12 for adults and seniors, $5
for students, and free to children under 12. The symphony
partners with Operation Enduring Friendship to offer
ticket discounts to active duty officers at the Grand
Forks Air Force Base and their families. Call 777-4090
or for more information visit www.ggfso.org.
— Greater Grand Forks Symphony
Below are U2 workshops for March 1-10. Visit our
web site for more.
- GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: March 1, 1 to 4 p.m.,
361 Upson II. Participants will navigate through
the GroupWise environment, create and send messages,
reply to and forward messages, use the address book,
create a personal address book, create a mail group,
work with calendar, schedule posted appointments
and recurring events, work with junk mail folder
and other mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi
- Excel XP, Beginning: March 6, 7, and 9, 10 a.m.
to noon, 361 Upson II (six hours total). Prerequisite:
Basic understanding of computers, mouse and file
saving/retrieving skills. Introduces Excel basics,
edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets,
work with multiple worksheets, create and modify
charts, set display and print options. Presenter:
- Records Disposal Procedures: March 7, 9 to 10:30
a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Learn more
about the process for destroying or transferring
records that have passed their retention time limits.
We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s
necessary to document, and take part in a hands-on
run-through of the entire process. It’s fun
to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think,
and now’s the time to do it. Presenter: Chris
Austin, records manager.
- Hiring and Termination of Employees: March 7,
9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn what constitutes
a legal hire as well as a legal termination of an
employee. Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
Asset Management and Insurance: March 8, 10 to 11:30
a.m., Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. Instructions and
discussion on how to perform annual inventories
using PeopleSoft. This session will also cover basic
information that departments should know about asset
management and insurance issues. Presenters: Corrinne
Kjelstrom and Hazel Lehman.
- Building Teams in the Workplace: March 8, 15,
22, and 29, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
Fee is $56. Teams are an essential part of an effective
workforce in today’s competitive marketplace.
In order to have goal oriented, focused teams, you
must have strong leadership. Without direction,
your team and purpose will suffer. As a part of
the new workplace leadership series, this workshop
will address qualities needed by a team leader and
guidelines for team members who are dealing with
organizational politics, methods to use when trying
to reach a team decision, how to deal with team
members who violate team confidentiality and methods
to use to encourage non-participating members to
contribute to the team. There will be a self-assessment
to help you identify your team’s current level
of effectiveness, time for group discussion, teamwork
case analysis and questions. Presenter: Gretchen
Schatz, workforce development trainer.
- Defensive Driving: March 8, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is required
by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state
vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received
a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring
a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This
workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance
premiums and could possibly remove points from your
driving record. Presenter: Mike Holmes.
- Non-Employee/Student Travel and Moving Expenses:
March 9, 9 to 10:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. Review of travel procedures to follow for
non-employees, students and nonresident aliens.
Presenter: Allison Peyton.
Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you
for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials
and number of seats.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program
is focus of medical school for the public
Aging is the focus of a six-week course offered to
the community by faculty members of the School of
Medicine and Health Sciences through its “Medical
School for the Public” program. “Aging
from the Outside In,” will be held from 7 to
9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning March 21, at the UND Clinical
Education Center in Grand Forks.
Designed to increase participants’ knowledge
of conditions and issues related to aging, the course
is intended for adult learners who want to deepen
their understanding of the aging process and how to
enhance and maintain health as one ages.
“We will explain the various aspects of aging,
starting from the clinical setting (where the patient
receives the diagnosis) down to the basic science
setting, or what’s happening at the cellular
level,” said Holly Brown-Borg, associate professor
of pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, who
is directing this year’s program along with
Tricia Langlois, clinical assistant professor of internal
medicine and a geriatric specialist at Altru Health
System in Grand Forks.
Medical school faculty members who are recognized,
many of them nationally, as leading teachers, physicians,
allied health professionals and researchers in their
respective fields, will teach all sessions. They will
discuss “the basic biology of aging,”
said Brown-Borg, with an eye toward “how can
we help the audience understand why something is happening?”
Class sessions are:
- s March 21: Biology of Aging
Introduction to the basic biology of aging of organ
systems and examination of North Dakota’s
- s March 28: Geriatric Evaluation
What is involved in the clinical assessment of older
- s April 4: Memory
Where are my keys? Clinical indications, assessment
tools, diagnosis and treatment of memory difficulties
in aging adults.
- s April 11: Falls, Frailty and Osteoporosis
Falls, frailty and osteoporosis in aging adults
and the importance of bone health.
- s April 18: Independence
Can I still drive? I want to live in my home, is
it safe? My social network? Please help me!
- s April 25: Keys to Healthy Aging
What to take, what not to take and how to extend
my health span.
“There’s been a lot of talk about ‘anti-aging’
lately,” said H. David Wilson, dean of the medical
school and vice president for health affairs at UND.
“This is an oxymoron. We all start to age as
soon as we’re born. We want to help people learn
how to grow socially and intellectually throughout
their entire lives. We want to keep people active,
healthy and happy until life ends.”
Medical School for the Public is “an excellent
way to give people insight into the complexities of
medical school and learn from our outstanding faculty
members,” he said. “Participants are in
for a real treat!”
The course will also be sent live via videoconference
technology to medical school locations in Bismarck,
Fargo and Minot. Cost is $30 per person (for Grand
Forks only; no charge at other locations) and enrollment
For more information or to preregister, contact:
Presentations may also be viewed through the medical
school’s web site at www.med.und.edu (click
“Medical School for the Public” is the
fourth such event to be offered by the UND medical
school; the first was offered in the fall of 2002.
The program is patterned after “mini-medical
school” programs which have been conducted by
other medical schools around the country. Organizers
praise such programs as an effective means of offering
the public a view into how medical education is conducted
and conveying the newest information and knowledge
about human health.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
invited to Science Day March 25
Science Day for fifth and sixth graders will be Saturday,
March 25, at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Morning registration is 8:30 to 9 a.m., the morning
session runs from 9 a.m. to noon; afternoon registration
is 12:30 to 1 p.m.; the session runs from 1 to 4 p.m.
Demonstration topics include:
- s Human Health and Anatomy: Learn about the human
body systems through hands-on experiences with preserved
human specimens including the heart, brian, stomach,
lungs and bones.
- s Tobacco Awareness: Learn about the dangers and
long-term effects of smoking, how to say “no”
to pressures to smoke from peers and advertising.
- s Heart and Exercise: What is the heart? Why is
it so important? How can we keep our hearts healthy?
Learn how important exercise is for a healthy heart.
Each child can listen to his/her heart beat using
- s Grossology: Think fast — what’s
the grossest thing you can imagine? Vomit? Snot?
Saliva? Are you curious about boogers? What causes
B.O.? Want to know more about puke? Then this is
the session for you!
- s Science Projects: Learn how to perform experiments
that teach basic scientific principles. Show your
friends – most experiments can be conducted
- s Students Teaching AIDS to Students (STATS):
A national AMSA project to increase awareness of
the AIDS crisis in America; a brief informal, age-appropriate
presentation, titled “What is HIV/AIDS?”
will be followed by a period for answering questions
anonymously submitted by the students. We request
that any child attending STATS include parental
consent signature on the form.
Students must pre-register by Friday, March 17. Space
is limited to 150 students in each session, and will
be filled on a first-come, first-served basis. You
will be contacted only if space is not available.
Please include a non-refundable fee of $5 per child
(registrations received after March 17 must include
a $7 fee per child).
The event is sponsored by the American Medical Student
Association (AMSA), UND School of Medicine and Health
For more information, call 777-4305 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
comes to the Fritz
VeggieTales Rockin’ Tour Live will appear at
the Chester Fritz Auditorium Saturday, March 25, at
Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the rest of
the VeggieTales Rockin’ Tour Live cast is hitting
the road this spring for what is sure to be a rockin’
The show features Bob the Tomato as the stage manager
of the show. Bob has written the script and is continually
pushing all his veggie friends to keep to the song
list he has provided. Unfortunately for Bob, the veggies
have their own idea about what songs should be performed.
The mayhem that ensues will cause the audience to
laugh out loud and dance in their seats.
Save $4 per ticket with a group of 10 or more. Ticket
prices are $24.50 and $18.50. Call 777-0833 for more
information. Tickets are available at the Ralph Engelstad
Arena and Chester Fritz box offices, all Ticketmaster
locations, by calling 772-5151 (Grand Forks), 235-7171
(Fargo) or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The show is presented by the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
will conduct two aircraft accident investigation courses
The UND Aerospace Foundation and the Airline Pilots
Association will conduct two separate, 2 ½-day
aircraft accident investigation courses at the Grand
Forks International Airport June 6-8 and Oct. 17-19.
The course is designed to provide an advanced level
of instruction to individuals who may participate
in aviation accident investigations conducted by the
National Transportation Safety Board and the Federal
Over 30 airline pilots from around the U.S and Canada
are expected to participate in each course, which
will use aircraft wreckage donated by a firm in California.
The wreckage “site” will be recreated
south of the flight operations facility and used for
investigative training techniques.
This course is also offered to a select group of aviation
employees and a limited number of aviation students
who have completed aviation safety courses at UND.
Aviation aircraft manufacturers who have expressed
interest in this type of course and training will
For more information, contact me.
— Dana Siewert, director of aviation safety,
777-7895, , www.aero.und.edu/index.php
Paul Boswell, director of the Native Media
Center, died Feb. 19 at Altru Hospital of injuries
sustained in an automobile accident. He was
He was born May 2, 1959, in Mahnomen, Minn.,
to Paul A. (Bud) and Maxine (McDougall) Boswell.
A member of the Mississippi Band of the White
Earth Tribe of the Ojibwa Nation, he attended
Naytahwaush Elementary School on the White Earth
Indian Reservation and graduated from Waubun
High School in 1977 with honors. He attended
Bemidji State University and was president of
Theta Tau Epsilon, editor of the Northern Student
and graduated with a bachelor’s degree
in mass communication in 1981.
He became staff writer and later editor of the
Grant County Herald in Elbow Lake, Minn., from
1981 to 1987. He was staff writer, photographer
and managing editor of the International Falls
Daily Journal from 1987 to 1990, when he moved
to Fargo, and became a media liaison for Trice
newspaper, a joint publication of Moorhead State,
Concordia and North Dakota State Universities.
In 1997, Paul became the director of multicultural
student services at NDSU. He moved to Grand
Forks in 2004 to direct the Native Media Center
in the UND School of Communication.
Paul enjoyed the outdoors, including hunting,
trapping, leeching in the spring and harvesting
wild rice in the fall. He enjoyed music, movies,
theatre, and reading. He often wrote short fiction
stories, scripts for plays, and sketched people
in character. He was the family biographer,
keeping track of family member lives and their
flow through time. Paul was a generous man with
a giving spirit. He had a real passion for education
and worked closely with students to help them
be more successful in life. He was a humble
and caring individual who put others before
himself, he truly cherished the times spent
with friends and family.
“Paul Boswell’s death is a huge
loss for the University of North Dakota,”
said UND President Charles Kupchella. “He
was passionate about his work and the ability
to help shape the lives of his students at UND
and beyond the university.”
Paul is survived by a son, Ryan; and daughters,
Ashley and Kari, all of Fargo; his parents,
Bud and Maxine Boswell, Waubun, Minn.; a brother,
Mark, and nephew, Eli, of St. Paul; close friend,
Peg Furshong, St. Cloud; many aunts and uncles
and extended family from the White Earth Indian
Reservation; and colleagues from NDSU and UND
A wake is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 23,
and a celebration of life will take place at
11 a.m. Friday, both in St. Anne’s Church
in Naytahwaush. Friends are encouraged to wear
colorful clothing as a remembrance of how Boswell
touched people’s lives. An on-campus service
will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at
Christus Rex Lutheran Center, 3012 University
The family requests that friends send scholarship
donations for American Indian students in his
name to www.caringbridge.org/visit/paulvboswell.
– Jan Orvik, editor, with information
from the Grand Forks Herald
receives national nurse research award
Mary Wakefield, associate dean and director
of the Center for Rural Health at the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences, received the
American Organization of Nurse Executives 2006
Nurse Researcher Award.
The award recognizes a nurse researcher who
has made a significant contribution to nursing
research and is recognized by the broader nursing
community as an outstanding nurse researcher.
Wakefield has expertise in rural health care,
quality and patient safety, Medicare payment
policy, workforce issues
and the public policy process. She has presented
nationally and internationally on public policy
and strategies to influence the policymaking
and political process. She has authored many
articles and columns on health policy and is
on the editorial board of a number of professional
journals, including the Journal of Rural Health,
Nursing Economics and Annals of Family Medicine.
Prior to becoming the director of the UND Center
for Rural Health in November 2001, Wakefield
served as professor and director of the Center
for Health Policy, Research, and Ethics at George
Mason University, Fairfax, Va.
The American Organization of Nurse Executives,
which sponsors this award, is a subsidiary of
the American Hospital Association and is the
nation’s leading organization of nurses
in executive practice who design, facilitate
and manage care. For more information visit
— Center for Rural Health
technology fee proposals sought
The student technology fee committee is calling
for proposals for Fall 2006 technology fee dollars.
The committee will make recommendations on proposals
based on the following:
- Dean’s ranking
- Student benefit
- Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
- How does this project address your unit’s
- Number of students served
- Number of disciplines served
- Access to equipment
- Technical support
- Matching funds from the department/unit
- Technology available for redeployment
PLEASE NOTE: All proposals must be submitted
using the Fall 2006 (071) STF request form.
Forms may be accessed at www.und.edu/org/stf/forms.html
or you may request one via e-mail from Kim Pastir
Departments/units should submit the proposals
to their deans or directors for review and prioritization.
Units which answer directly to vice presidents
should submit proposals to them for review and
prioritization. Vice presidents, deans and directors
may have earlier deadlines.
The deadline to submit proposals to the student
technology committee at Box 9021 is Friday,
Proposal writers must consult with the various
support offices on campus for costs associated
with installation of equipment, accessibility
issues, security concerns and adaptive technology.
Unless departments are prepared to pay for these
out of their own budgets, proposal writers should
obtain estimates and include them as a part
of the budget for the proposal. In addition,
proposal writers must consult with disability
support services regarding adaptive technology
needed for the proposal and with the Center
for Instructional and Learning Technologies
regarding the equipment requested for compatibility,
installation issues, and ensuing issues.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding
the proposal process, please contact Kim at
– Student technology fee committee
assessment program offered
Want to know more about how your class is going
from the students’ perspective? SGID is
a classroom assessment process that provides
midterm feedback for a teacher’s own use.
The process is anonymous (not linked to any
individual student or students), confidential
(all records retained only by the teacher),
and conducted by a trained, experienced colleague.
It can be adapted to large and small classes,
to individually taught or team-taught situations,
to on-campus or distance environments. It gives
teachers the advantage of knowing how students
perceive learning progress before they complete
end-of-semester course evaluations — and
the opportunity to work with students to address
any concerns, if the teacher determines there
is a need.
If you would like to learn more about this midterm
assessment process, please contact Joan Hawthorne,
777-6381 or email@example.com.
If you’d like to request an SGID for your
class, contact Jana Hollands at 777-3600 or
— Joan Hawthorne, provost’s office
educators to study at UND
The teaching and learning department will host
eight Russian educators/teacher trainers March
3-April 8. Funded through a grant from the American
Councils of International Education, four social
studies teachers and four English teachers from
northern Russian cities will spend five weeks
studying the American educational system. Their
focus will primarily be learning about U.S.
pedagogy that incorporates constructivist principles
of education, technology, and assessment. In
summer 2006, the Russian educators will conduct
teacher workshops for their colleagues based
on what they learned at UND.
The Russian teachers will visit a variety of
rural and Native American schools in North Dakota
and urban high schools in Minneapolis, as well
as complete a two-week internship in the Grand
Forks schools. They will attend a variety of
cultural events at UND including a men’s
hockey game, a musical at the Chester Fritz
Auditorium, the annual Wacipi Powwow, and International
They will study with Donna Pearson, assistant
professor of social studies education, and Anne
Walker, assistant professor of literacy and
English language learner education in the teaching
and learning department, as well as several
other UND faculty. If you are interested in
knowing more about the project or how you can
be involved, please contact me.
– Anne Walker, teaching and learning,
studies students will help charities
Introduction to Women Studies students will
take part in several awareness and promotional
campaigns for a variety of charities this spring
around campus and the community. Instructor
Shelle Michaels may be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please support these students in their support
efforts to the campus and community.
Team March of Dimes will work with the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences to be the number
one team in the state. As campus and community
support for this team, you can assist them in
several ways: sponsor them in the walk; sponsor
a portion of the event under their name; buy
a beanie baby for an Easter gift when they are
set up in the UND Memorial Union with their
awareness booth; and support two good causes
at once by paying for the adoption of a “Hurry
Home” bear that the students will send
in a care package to the North Dakota Army National
Guard 188th ADA in Afghanistan. There are several
UND students in this unit. The March of Dimes
WalkAmerica is an annual fundraiser to support
the organization’s efforts to prevent
birth defects, premature birth, and infant mortality.
WalkAmerica is April 8, and more information
is available from student team leader Russ Sundby,
Team Cut It Out will compile a database of all
hair designers and massage therapists in the
area to send them domestic violence resource
information for customers who need more information
about these services. This supports the North
Dakota Council of Abused Women Services and
the Community Violence Intervention Center.
The team leader for this project is Sandi Larson,
Team Operation Clean Sweep will focus on collecting
personal hygiene products and cleaning supplies
for the Community Violence Intervention Center
Shelter during April. Please look for drop boxes
around campus and the community, and donate
supplies to assist those that have left their
personal supplies while fleeing an abusive relationship.
Team leader for this project is Michela Sustad,
Team Yellow Dress will provide support to the
DIVAs/Community Professionals/Community Violence
Center in recognition of April as Sexual Assault
Awareness Month. “The Yellow Dress”
play and workshop will be presented Monday,
April 10, in the Memorial Union Ballroom to
help audiences learn the early warning signs
of abuse, talk about drug and alcohol use and
identify campus and community resources. The
students will also organize this presentation
in Greenbush, Minn., to the high schools in
the area on April 18. Both are open to the public.
Group leader for this project is Amber Becker,
and she can be reached at email@example.com.
— Shelle Michaels, women studies
research opportunities available
Available for the summer and fall 2006, the
North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research Advanced Undergraduate
Research Award program is an important and successful
means for increasing the number of undergraduate
students interested in research. AURA activities
give undergraduate students an opportunity to
experience academic research under the direction
of a faculty mentor and to learn about graduate
school at a point during their studies when
they need to make critical decisions about their
It is expected that AURA students will become
contributing members of their research groups
and be mentored into research careers. It is
also expected that AURA students will apply
for at least one nationally competitive undergraduate
scholarship, such as the Barry M. Goldwater
Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program.
Applications must be received by noon Thursday,
March 9, in the ND EPSCoR office, Box 7093,
415 Twamley Hall.
A complete list of UND research opportunities
and application forms are available at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/programs/soar.htm.
For more information, please contact me.
— Gary Johnson, ND EPSCoR, 777-2492,
central warehouse has updated forms, web site
Facilities central warehouse has updated their
web pages. You can find policies, procedures
and forms for receiving, storage, supply and
surplus at www.facilities.und.edu/
under the central warehouse link. Please use
and follow the directions on the updated storage
and surplus property disposal forms. All fields
in section A of the surplus property disposal
form must be completed. Any incomplete forms
will be returned to the department. Thank you.
One lists features
Learn to select the right tires for safe driving
this winter on the next edition of Studio One
on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Tire expert Barry
Eaton will discuss how to choose the proper
tires. He says buying the wrong set can damage
both your vehicle and your pocketbook.
Also on the show this week, hear how universities
are dealing with the problem of poor attendance.
Many colleges are requiring students to go to
class as part of the grading criteria. See how
students and faculty are reacting to this policy.
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 by viewers
in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis,
Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
-- Studio One
Museum Café has reopened
The Museum Café has reopened with an
exciting new menu. Chef Justin Welsh invites
you to join him for lunch Monday through Friday
from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. A couple of the highlights
on the menu include the fresh salmon BLT and
Reuben sandwich. The kabocha squash soup and
soba noodle salads are quickly becoming crowd
favorites. Remember to redeem your five for
$25 club cards, which will be honored through
the end of March. You will receive $5 credit
toward any menu item.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
Bookstore carries Garrison Keillor books
Garrison Keillor, the host of “A Prairie
Home Companion” and the author of books
for adults, including Lake Wobegon Days and
Love Me, as well as picture books such as Cat,
and You Better Come Home, will host his radio
program live at the Chester Fritz Auditorium
Saturday, March 4, at 5 p.m. This performance
is sponsored by North Dakota Public Radio and
the University of North Dakota.
Pick up your favorite title at Barnes and Noble
– UND Bookstore