42, Number 25: February 25, 2005
Kupchella names Harmeson interim athletic director
Suggestions sought for display, booklet
honoring outstanding alumni
prepares for 125th anniversary celebration
Fourth provost candidate focuses on principles,
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Black History Month
Founders Day honorees named
Connect ‘U’ND info session
President Kupchella, Miss North Dakota
will appear at benefit concert
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces
to hear arguments at law school
PPT seminar set for Friday, Feb. 25
Clinic offers free hearing screenings
Feast of Nations set for Feb. 26
Graduate committee meets Monday
Community forum is part of American Indian
Explore the American Indian Experience
Speaker will discuss southern slaveholding
Enjoy Theology for Lunch Tuesdays
“On Teaching” box lunch session
focuses on undergraduate advising
Leadership workshop series will be held
One Mic will be held Wednesday nights
Lecture will focus on death, disease
Agenda announced for March 3 U Senate
Teleconference will focus on transfer
Wind ensemble, band present March 3 concert
Dreamweaver Users Group meets March 3
“Dream Team” musicians will
play in Grand Forks, present lecture
Schoolhouses rock: Faculty lecture examines
the North Dakota one-room school
Public meeting will discuss storm water
Anthropology Club hosts film series
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
U2 lists workshops
American Indian research forum will be
R&D Showcase will be April 22 at
student helps discover new binary near-Earth asteroid
Library presents display on Native American
Education and the U.S.
Unsatisfactory progress forms due March
Student technology fee proposals sought
Proposals sought for Reflecting on Teaching
Program offers midterm feedback on teaching
Business, registrar’s offices open
at 9 a.m. daily
Nominations sought for Chester Fritz Distinguished
Undergraduate summer research opportunity
Union leadership award nominations due
Encourage students to apply for “Getting
Student organization offers web design
Presidential health challenge issued
FlexComp direct deposit information detailed
Studio One lists features
Armand “Max” Souby
Kupchella names Harmeson interim athletic director
President Charles Kupchella has
named Faculty Athletic Representative Phil Harmeson
the interim director of athletics.
Current Director of Athletics Roger Thomas announced
his resignation on Jan. 19 to accept the position
of North Central Conference commissioner. A national
search for his replacement is currently under
In his position of faculty athletic representative,
Harmeson serves as UND’s institutional representative
in the NCAA, the North Central Conference and
the Western Collegiate Hockey Association. He
also serves as the senior associate to the president.
sought for display, booklet honoring outstanding
A significant number of UND graduates have
achieved recognition within a variety of professions,
education, research and development, management
and entrepreneurship areas. For many years,
we’ve been recognizing these alumni through
such programs as the Sioux Awards, the Young
Alumni Awards, the Athletic Hall of Fame and
honorary degrees. In order to give more visibility
to our distinguished alumni, we are embarking
on a project whereby a select sample of these
outstanding alumni derived mainly from the recipients
of the above-mentioned awards and others (although
not exclusively so) will be highlighted initially
in two ways. (1) We are going to have a gallery
of such distinguished alumni on the second floor
of Twamley Hall as part of a “dressing
up” the building, and (2) We are going
to publish from time to time a booklet on distinguished
alumni to be made generally available to prospective
students and others.
There will be approximately 30 alumni selected
to be displayed in Twamley Hall, and we will
feature as many as 60 alumni in an initial booklet
titled UND’s Distinguished Graduates:
Some Notable Examples. In other words, neither
this booklet nor the gallery will be a complete
This is to ask you to suggest who from your
college (we would like to have alumni from each
of our colleges and schools) should be considered
and, if possible, to provide us with their addresses
so that we can follow up where we need to do
so with requests for biographical sketches and/or
recent high-quality photographs.
We will be looking for people who have done
things in their careers that could serve to
inspire others and have in some other impactful
way distinguished themselves as UND graduates.
Ideally, they could represent a spectrum of
ages and graduation dates, as well as fields
and professions. Judy Streifel-Reller, administrative
intern, is working with me on this project,
and we, in consultation with the council of
deans, president’s cabinet, and other
groups, will select the initial round of alumni
to be recognized.
We would like to have your suggestions for inclusion
in this program by Tuesday, March 15.
Please send your nominations to: Judy
Streifel-Reller, Box 7131 or via e-mail to email@example.com.
As a third element of this project, we hope
to persuade deans and others who have buildings
that could use some sprucing up – and
who have not yet done so – to consider
recognizing alumni from their colleges in buildings
on our campus in addition to the display in
– Charles Kupchella, president.
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 timelines 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 subcommittees 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
provost candidate focuses on principles, vision
Greg Weisenstein, the fourth
and final candidate for the position of vice
president for academic affairs and provost,
discussed his principles and vision at a public
talk Tuesday. He is the dean of education, health
and human development at Montana State University,
Weisenstein said that an institutional vision
should be collective and owned by those responsible,
that he doesn’t accomplish much by himself.
“My success is embedded with co-workers,”
he said. He believes good ideas emanate from
all levels of the organization, and said he’s
a good listener. He also believes in participatory
His vision for the University follows:
- UND must continue to build an institutional
reputation as a student-centered teaching
and research university with a commitment
to student success. It’s important to
invest in students, Weisenstein said, adding
that students leave universities because they
perceive that no one cares about them. It’s
important to be there for students, he believes,
and he helped create a student success initiative
at Montana State, with people students can
“go to” to address issues, including
managing educational and lifestyle debt, that
will help them stay in school. He helped develop
giving programs and endowments that were earmarked
for scholarships, and offered academic, personal,
emotional, health, and financial support.
In order to grow resources, he said, it’s
not necessary to decrease the investment in
instruction. The two goals are compatible
and can reinforce each other. He believes
in focusing on student success.
- The institution should model an appreciation
of human diversity sensitive to needs and
backgrounds. We need to send a clear message
that people will be accepted, they will succeed,
and they will enjoy their college experience.
For example, Weisenstein said, he’s
worked with the American Indian population
at Montana State in developing orientation,
study skills, support groups, and other initiatives
that help them succeed. He believes this is
necessary both for students in general and
members of minorities.
- The University should fulfill the unique
educational, economic, health, cultural and
other quality of life needs of North Dakota
and the nation through cutting-edge instructional
and research programs. The strategic plan,
Weisenstein said, is a good opportunity to
assess the needs of the community and state,
and build fulfillment of those needs into
our programs. Education is both an enabling
factor and an economic development engine
that can have a huge impact on health and
cultural needs. “We bring value to the
state, and we must let people know that,”
he said. “We do good work backstage.
It’s important to step onstage and talk
about the returns we generate.” We can’t
expect support unless people understand the
value a University brings to the community
- We need to expand collaboration within
the institution, across colleague institutions,
and with external constituencies that result
in mutual benefit and advance the shared goals
of UND, Weisenstein said. In an environment
with declining resources, it’s important
to leverage those resources, both monetary
and intellectual, and cooperate with institutions,
business, and industry. Aerospace and the
Hilton Garden Inn are good examples of that,
he said, adding we need to continue to explore
and seek partnerships.
- UND must promote and support excellence
in teaching, research, and service, and take
a leadership role at state and national levels,
he said. The University has a good strategic
plan, Weisenstein said, and we need to ask
ourselves how to make those goals happen.
Expanding research and increasing support
for instruction will take money, recognition,
and rewards. For example, mini-leaves, research
grants, teaching assistance, overload policies,
and mini-grants will give incentives to faculty
and demonstrate that the University values
both teaching and research. We can do both,
- We must excel in the use of technology
as a teaching and learning tool to mitigate
the challenges of education and health in
rural America, he said. We should offer the
benefits of higher education to those who
are placebound or cannot come to campus because
of family or work. We can reach new student
populations through distance delivery. We
must do it, or a proprietary institution will.
- The University must achieve effective communication
within the institution and between the institution
and its constituencies and friends, Weisenstein
said. He believes in shared governance, but
for it to work, one must have good horizontal
and vertical communication. He advocates allowing
ideas to emerge from all levels, and says
it’s important that people make knowledgeable
decisions that also involve staff. Internal
communication is critical, as is external
communication. It’s important that people
understand what we’ re doing, he said.
- We must promote our accomplishments and
programs so that they’re highly visible
to those who benefit from them and those who
invest in the University. UND does good work.
We must tell our story, Weisenstein said,
so people get excited about investing in UND
and being at this institution.
- We must ensure that faculty and staff experience
quality work lives to achieve the highest
levels of professional success and satisfaction,
Weisenstein said. Shared governance, rewarding
work through technology, better offices, better
classrooms, mini-grants, mini-leaves, all
help faculty succeed and generate the time
to make things happen.
- We must expand extramural funding through
gifts, grants, contracts and entrepreneurial
activities in support of students, quality
programs, and new initiatives. Higher education
is supported by tuition, the state, contracts
(food service, bookstore, housing, etc.),
gifts, grants, and entrepreneurial activities,
Weisenstein said. And increased gifts can
help offset tuition increases. He said they’ve
increased annual research expenditures by
300 percent at his institution by providing
incentives, assistance (staff can help faculty
determine whether to bid on a request for
proposals, help outline proposals, edit proposals,
and assist with budget and administrative
matters), and rewards. Faculty must write
the proposal; they have the understanding
and passion, but the institution can provide
assistance so faculty can write competitive
proposals. Weisenstein said UND has great
faculty, which is one of the reasons he’s
interested in coming here. Rewards, such as
a good indirect cost return policy and policies
that allow faculty to earn more money for
grants, can also increase research monies.
Non-extramural research also has value, he
added. And contracts and entrepreneurial activities,
such as distance learning delivery, can earn
money to be reinvested. These activities,
he said, are becoming more important and are
worthy of investment.
He then took questions from the audience, the
answers to which are summarized below.
- At his institution, Weisenstein said, the
rewards for teaching and research are pretty
balanced, and one isn’t valued above
the other. Tenure, evaluation, and promotion
policies support both. It’s important,
he said, that people be able to demonstrate
they work equally hard in both areas to avoid
jealousy and suspicion. Trust is important.
- Weisenstein said his career path has been
a bit unusual, and he’s worked in a
lot of institutions. That’s an advantage,
because he’s been able to see how different
institutions address a lot of issues, and
that broadens his options. In some cases,
family concerns dictated moves. Universities
are fantastic places, he said, and he wants
to be part of that in a leadership position.
He’s been at Bozeman for six years and
is now interested in moving beyond Montana
to the next step in his career.
- In his job search, Weisenstein said he’s
looking for three things: a place he can help
an institution succeed, a place he can be
successful at doing that, and a place he enjoys
and can have fun.
- It’s a real conundrum when you look
at the conflict between increasing both research
and enrollment while encouraging growth in
continuing education. However, this can create
additional resources. The key is an allocation
system that returns money and growth to those
who produce. If you don’t have incentives
and rewards, there is a disincentive to produce,
and achieving those goals is more of a struggle.
Much of the success of a university depends
on how resources are allocated. If you support
and reinforce institutional goals, you can
succeed. If you don’t, you won’t
achieve those goals.
- Evaluating teaching on student evaluations
is limiting, Weisenstein said. We need multiple
measures, such as follow-up evaluations, and
evaluation of the long-term value of a course.
Peer evaluations, advocacy, and follow-up
are critical. It’s also important to
evaluate the students who come to us and the
“product” we produce. We need
to look at how much students learned. These
are important issues for higher education,
Weisenstein said, and those who can demonstrate
the success of students will step to the front.
UND has an opportunity to do this.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.
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
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 Valley Room.
Sponsors are 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 Aregbe,
Day honorees named
The 2005 Founders Day banquet
will be held Thursday, Feb. 24,
in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
Retired and retiring faculty and staff will
be honored. They are:
Michael Anderegg, Chester
Fritz Distinguished Professor of English;
Patricia Beckman, administrative
assistant, Center for Learning and Instructional
Technologies; Terry Buraas,
equipment operator, dining services; Wilfred
Cloutier, line service operator,
flight support services, Odegard School of
Aerospace Sciences; Donald Devos,
building services technician, facilities;
Kasper Erhardt, security
officer, University police; John Erjavec,
professor of chemical engineering and department
chair; Ronald Guthmiller,
carpenter, facilities; Judith Hegg,
dining room attendant, dining services; Diane
Helgeson, associate professor of
family and community nursing; Arthur
Hiltner, professor of accountancy;
Luverne Holweg, custodian,
dining services; Arnold Johnson,
assistant professor of electrical engineering
and department chair; Linda Larson,
assistant professor of pathology; G.
Paul Larson, assistant professor
of economics; Susan McIntyre,
assistant professor of occupational therapy
and department chair; Janice Miller,
food service worker, dining services; Bernice
Nokelby, painter, facilities; Mary
Nygord, short order cook, dining
services; Loraine Olson,
administrative secretary, neuroscience; Evelyn
Pede-Fox, telecommunications support
specialist, telecommunications; Nancy
Poole, clubhouse manager, Ray Richards
Golf Course; Michael Powers,
fire safety coordinator, safety and environmental
health; Connie Strand, circulation
supervisor, Harley E. French
Library of the Health Sciences; Patricia
Swangler, cook, dining services;
David Teets, aircraft mechanic,
flight support services, Odegard School of
Aerospace Sciences; James Uhlir,
director of auxiliary services and transportation;
Darlene Zimney, head nurse,
Grand Forks Center for Family Medicine.
Those to be honored for 25 years of service
to UND are:
Donald Anderson, laboratory
technician, Center for Biomedical Research;
Janice Audette, medical laboratory
technician, anatomy and cell biology; Michael
Beard, Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professor of English; Jeanne Bjerklie,
building services technician, facilities;
Dawn Botsford, events coordinator,
Office of Ceremonies and Special Events; Wanda
Cary, administrative assistant, Grand
Forks Center for Family Medicine; Mary
Chisman, senior information analyst,
Scientific Computing Center, Odegard School
of Aerospace Sciences; Louise Clayton,
building services technician, facilities;
Robert Czapiewski, maintenance
mechanic, physics; Jill Devos, administrative
secretary, division of genetics, pediatrics;
Eileen Forsberg, administrative
secretary, office of the dean, Odegard School
of Aerospace Sciences; Meralee Giese,
administrative assistant, Energy and Environmental
Research Center; Cedric Grainger,
professor of atmospheric sciences; Nanak
Grewal, professor of mechanical engineering;
Judith Grinde, accounting/budget
specialist, payroll office; Jean Hager,
administrative officer, U.S.D.A. Grand Forks
Human Nutrition Research Center; Mary
Haslerud Opp, director of public
speaking and basic interpersonal communication,
School of Communication; Susan Hunter,
associate professor of practice and role development,
College of Nursing; Connie Jones,
accounting technician, outreach programs,
Division of Continuing Education; Daniel
Kasowski, director of flight support
services, Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences;
Linda Kohoutek, admissions
and records associate, School of Law; Ralph
Koprince, associate professor of
languages; Cynthia Kordecki, associate
research archaeologist, anthropology; Debbie
Krause, research dietitian, U.S.D.A.
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center;
Mary Grisez Kweit, professor
of political science and public administration
and department chair; Terri Lang,
project coordinator, Center for Rural Health;
Wendy Mayer, medical laboratory
technician, U.S.D.A. Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center; Patricia Moe,
administrative secretary, electrical engineering;
Eileen Tronnes Nelson, certified
legal assistant, central legal research; School
of Law; Patricia O’Donnell,
pharmacist, student health services; Sheryl
O’Donnell, professor of English;
Kay Olesen, administrative
secretary, office of the dean, School of Engineering
and Mines; Loraine Olson,
administrative secretary, neuroscience; Maureen
Parkin, account technician, campus
postal services; Kenneth Polovitz,
assistant dean, student services, Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences; Morris
Pung, science professional, biology;
Dale Ricke, chief engineer;
television center; Carol Schiller,
dining room attendant, dining services; David
Senne, housing maintenance supervisor,
facilities; Gail Sullivan, senior database
administrator, information technology systems
and services; Mary Wavra,
clinical laboratory scientist, student health
services; David Westerman, technology
development operator, Energy and Environmental
Research Center; Patricia Willson,
administrative clerk, U.S.D.A. Grand Forks
Human Nutrition Research Center.
‘U’ND info session is Friday
Due to a scheduling conflict
in the Lecture Bowl, we will hold our Connect
‘U’ND info session Friday,
Feb. 25, from 9 to 10 a.m. in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl.
Agenda: leave accrual and other payroll items.
Pat Hanson will demonstrate online PeopleSoft
leave reports and cover other payroll items.
– Peggy Lucke, Connect ‘U’ND
implementation project co-manager
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.
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.
Sgt. 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 School of Law of the
Catholic University of America in Washington,
D.C., and Barry University School of Law in
Orlando, Fla. He also serves on the Appellate
Judges Conference’s Committee on Continuing
The other four judges of the five-judge U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces are:
- Susan J. Crawford, appointed
to the Court in 1991 by President George Bush.
She served as chief judge from 1999 to 2004.
She graduated from Bucknell University in
Lewisburg, Pa., and from the New England School
of Law in Boston.
- Andrew S. Effron, appointed
to the Court in 1996 by President Clinton.
He is a graduate of Harvard University, Harvard
Law School, and the Army’s Judge Advocate
- James E. Baker, appointed
to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed
Forces by President Clinton in 2000. He graduated
from Yale University in 1982 and Yale Law
School in 1990.
- 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.
seminar set for Friday, Feb. 25
A seminar, “Role of FGF-Receptor in Developing
Kidney,” will be presented by Carl M.
Bates, assistant professor of pediatrics, Division
of Nephrology, Columbus Children’s Hospital
and the Ohio State University, Friday,
Feb. 25, at 3 p.m. at 5510 School of
Medicine. Dr. Bates is invited through the Center
of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiology
of Neurodegenerative Disease and the pharmacology,
physiology and therapeutics department. Everyone
– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.
offers free hearing screenings
The UND Speech, Language and Hearing
Clinic is sponsoring free hearing screenings for employees:
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.
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 events. The school has won a number of
awards and championships.
The UND international students’ 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 for children.
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
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 meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday,
Feb. 28, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley
Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Feb. 7 and 14.
2. Industrial Technology has the following requests:
a. Request to no longer offer IT 340, 341, 403,
404, 412, and 442 for graduate credit
b. Request for change in program requirements
for the Master of Science in Industrial Technology,
i. Course deletion: IT 535 and IT 565.
ii. Request for new courses: IT 500; IT 510;
IT 555; IT 591
iii. Request to change IT 525 from a two-credit
course to a three-credit course; and a request
to change IT 545 Seminar from a one-to-three
variable credit course to a one-credit course.
3. Atmospheric sciences has the following requests:
a. Change in program requirements by implementing
a core area course requirement for all Master
of Science students in Atmospheric Sciences. The
core areas will be the following: physical, dynamics,
tools, and earth system science. The program has
identified courses which fit underneath each core
area. In addition the program requests the ability
for students to complete the program with a non-thesis
(independent study) option.
b. Course change for ATSC 500 from regular grading
c. Course change for ATSC 599 to consent of the
instructor and change course description.
d. New course for the program: ATSC 997 (independent
4. Request for change in program requirements for
the Master of Music (M.M.), Performance or Pedagogy
Specialization: This requires deleting the restrictions
to piano and voice, substituting appropriate instrumental
literature and pedagogy courses, adding ensemble
performance requirement for orchestral instrument
a. Request for new course: Music 522: Solo Instrumental
b. Request for new course: Music 555: Instrumental
5. Computer science has the following requests:
a. Request for change in program requirements
for computer science which include aligning the
thesis and applied software engineering tracks
so that the credit requirements are the same.
They also wish to limit the total number of directed
study credits (CSCI 591) on students’ programs
b. Delete CSCI 536, Computer Compiler.
6. Request for change in program requirements for
a. Change the name of SpST 501 Survey of Space
Studies to Survey of Space Studies I and change
b. Request for new course: SpSt 502, Survey of
Space Studies II .
c. Course change name for SpSt 590 from Space
Studies Seminar to Space Studies Colloquium, make
it pass/fail, make one credit of SpST 590 a requirement
for all students, and make it repeatable to two
credits instead of four.
d. Require that all students take 33 credits to
e. Create the following areas: Social areas including
business, history and policy; technical areas
including space engineering, applications, and
f. Require that all students define one area of
specialization from the six groups.
g. Require that all students take at least one
three-credit course each from two separate areas
different from their specialization area in the
social group, and at least one three-credit course
each from two separate different areas from their
specialization in the technical area.
h. Delete the elective course requirements.
i. Delete the current catalog requirements regarding
policy area and technical area courses.
j. Delete Space Studies 550.
k. Specify the residency requirement for distance
students pursuing the M.S. thesis option.
7. Space studies has the following course request
a. Request for new course: SpSt 538: Volcanism:
A Planetary Process II.
b. Request for change in course SpSt 440 Commercialization
of Space to SpSt 540 Space Economics and Commerce
and change number, description, title and add
c. Request for change in SpSt 541 to add co-requisite
d. Request for change in SpSt 545 in title, description,
e. Request to delete SpSt 550.
f. Request to change SpSt 555 in title, description,
and add co-requisite.
g. Request to change SpSt 560 (proposed change
in course description and addition of co-requisite).
h. Request for new course: SpSt 561, Public Administration
of Space Technology.
i. Request for change to SpSt 565 in title, description,
and add co-requisite or prerequisite.
j. Request for change to SpSt 590 title, change
grading from regular to pass/fail and change number
of times it may be repeated.
k. Request for SpSt 595 to be graded SP/UP (Graduate
school will confirm if this is already the case).
l. Request for change in program requirements
for the M.S. in Space Studies admission requirements.
Consent agenda items:
8. Request for change in program requirements for
the M.F.A. in Visual Arts in admission requirements.
9. Mechanical engineering request to change prerequisite
for ME 514.
10. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
forum is part of American Indian experience series
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.
Monday, Feb. 28, a community forum,
from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Grand Forks Herald Community
Room, will focus on “Aspects of the Indian Experience.”
The discussion leader is Sebastian Braun (Indian studies).
This community forum provides you with a short overview
of the historical experiences of Native Americans
with Euro-American settler societies. It aims to give
you a broader background of the voluntary and forced
cultural changes that Native communities underwent.
Although it does not discuss boarding schools per
se, it describes how boarding schools are an example
of the many ways forced assimilation occurred. The
situations of cultural contact and forced assimilation
clearly show which cultural values all parties hold
as truly important. As people learn about each other
over time, these cultural values change and evolve,
or they remain the same and become ingrained as cultural
stereotypes. You are encouraged to freely ask the
questions you have always wanted to ask but were afraid
to regarding “the Indian experience.”
For more information and updates about the “American
Indian Experience” series, visit the web site
or contact continuing education at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663.
– Continuing education.
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
Three community forums are scheduled to enhance your
knowledge of the unique history and culture of American
Monday, Feb. 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 of Minnesota-Morris.
Thursday, April 7, community forum, 7 to
9 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium. The topic is “A
Celebration of Life-Understanding 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 (UNDIA).
For more information and updates about the American
Indian Experience series, visit the web site at www.conted.und.edu/aie
or contact continuing education at 777-2663 or (866)
will discuss southern slaveholding women
Nikki Berg will offer a free public
presentation to celebrate National Women’s History
Month on Tuesday, March 1, at 7 p.m.
in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Berg’s program
is sponsored by the North Dakota Humanities Council
and the Women’s Center, history department,
and women studies department.
A resident of Grand Forks completing her doctoral
studies at the University of Minnesota, Berg will
present the illustrated talk, “Image vs. Reality
in the Old South: The Working World of Elite Slaveholding
Women.” Despite the romanticized vision of 19th-century
landed southern women as innocent, subordinate, pampered
“ladies,” Berg has found evidence that
they often served as managers of the antebellum South’s
largest plantations. Through her study of the more
than 30 years of correspondence between Ann Archer
and her husband Richard, it is clear that, as directors
of crop production and sale and the managers of both
paid and enslaved workers, such women as Ann challenged
popular notions of what being a southern white woman
Printed tabloids with interviews with Nikki Berg and
a summary of her report will be available at the presentation.
For more information, call 701-255-3360 or toll-free
at 1-800-338-6543 from outside Bismarck-Mandan, or
visit the council’s web site at www.nd-humanities.org.
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 follow:
March 1, “Why We Do What We
Do: A Pastoral Perspective, Father Ray Courtright,
Newman Center, and
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 the Campus Ministry Association.
Teaching” box lunch session focuses on
What Makes a Good Undergraduate Advisor?”
This will be the topic of the next On Teaching
box lunch discussion, scheduled for noon to
1 p.m. Wednesday, March 2,
in the Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
In this session we’ll hear from Lisa Burger,
student academic services, and several faculty
and student members of the academic advising
committee who have given a lot of thought to
this issue. There will also be plenty of time
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call
Jana Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday,
– Libby Rankin, instructional development.
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.
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 presentation. 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
Mic will be held Wednesday nights
One Mic, an open mic night sponsored
by multicultural student services and the Native
Media Center, is an opportunity for students,
faculty, and staff to share their music, poetry,
trivia, clean jokes and other performances.
One Mic is held at the Loading Dock on Wednesday
nights, March 2, 9, 30, and
April 6 and 13.
– Multicultural student services.
will focus on death, disease in opera
As part of the medical school
dean’s hour lecture series, “Death
and Disease in Opera” will be presented
by Gerald Gaul, ophthalmologist, North Dakota
Eye Clinic, and Tim Rolek, conductor, Grand
Forks Symphony, at noon Thursday, March
3, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
This presentation will be broadcast at the following
sites: SE Campus Room 225, SW Campus Conference
Room A, and the NW Campus Office.
For additional information contact the dean’s
office at 777-2514.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
announced for March 3 U Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet
Thursday, March 3, 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, Nancy Krogh, chair.
5. Annual report of the administrative procedures
committee, Nancy Krogh, chair.
6. Annual report of the intellectual poperty
committee, Brad Myers, chair.
7. Report from the curriculum committee,
Charles Moretti, chair.
8. Report from the committee on committees
on the slate of candidates for election to
Senate committees, Jan Goodwin, chair.
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary,
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 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.
ensemble, band present March 3 concert
The Wind Ensemble and University
Band, with James Popejoy, conductor; Robert
Brooks, guest conductor; and Melissa Kary, graduate
conductor, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, March 3, in the Chester
They will perform the music of Gillingham, Mahr,
Reed, Saint-Saens, Saucedo, Schuman, Smith,
Ticheli, and Tucker.
General admission tickets are $5, students and
seniors are $2, families are $10.
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
Feel free to bring your lunch.
– Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS, 777-3706.
Team” musicians will play in Grand Forks,
Grand Forks Pro Musica 2004-2005
presents composer/pianist William Bolcom and
actress/mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, Thursday,
March 3, 7:30 p.m., First Presbyterian
Church, 5555 S. Washington St., Grand Forks.
Bolcom and Morris will present a free lecture
on their collaborative works Friday,
March 4, 1 p.m. at the Josephine Campbell
Recital Hall in the Hughes Fine Arts Center.
William Bolcom and Joan Morris will appear in
concert Thursday, March 3,
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 and will be premiered in
an orchestral version soon. Bolcom earned the
1988 Pulitzer Prize in Music, and is a major
composer in the concert stage, film and theater.
Recent premieres of the composer’s works
range from the 2004 opera, “A Wedding,”
by the Chicago Lyric Opera to two choral works,
“May-Day” and “The Rhodora,”
based on Ralph Waldo Emerson’s poetry.
Among other worldwide roles, Joan Morris appeared
as Polly in the Guthrie Theater’s production
of Bolcom and Darius Milhaud’s commissioned
work, “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
their evening of music which ranges from the
sublime to the ridiculous.
You are encouraged to purchase or to reserve
tickets ahead of time and to carpool. Tickets
are $15 for general admission and $5 for students;
call 775-5545. All tickets are general seating.
The Grand Forks Pro Musica series is produced
by Christopher Anderson to raise awareness and
funding for North Dakota’s historic Aeolian-Skinner
pipe organ. Funding for the series is by ticket
sales and private donations. This concert series
is made possible by First Presbyterian Church,
the artists, and the audience. Your tax-deductible
donations to First Presbyterian are welcome
to support the Grand Forks Pro Musica series
and/or the Aeolian-Skinner project.
– Christopher Anderson, music.
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
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.
“I 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
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 community.
Films and dates for the club’s Global
Visions Film Series follow:
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.
International Nights each Thursday
The International Center hosts international
nights on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The March 10 program
will feature Liberia. Please join us. –
International programs, 777-6438.
Below are U2 workshops for March
14-24. 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
- PowerPoint XP, Beginning (tentative
offering): March 14, 16, and 18,
9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (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:
- Excel XP, Beginning: March 15 and
17, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II
(six hours total). Introduces Excel basics,
edit worksheets, perform calculations, format
worksheets, work with multiple worksheets,
create and modify charts, set display and
print options. Presenter: Maria Saucedo
- 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
(WMDs). This seminar will discuss terrorism,
the possible consequences of terrorist acts,
and planning as a community to prevent such
problems. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
- Excel XP, Intermediate: March 21
and 23, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson
II (six hours total). Prerequisite: Excel
Beginning. Work with templates, filter and
sort data, import and export data, work with
advanced formulas, analyze and share data.
Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
- HTML, Creating a Web Page Using
HTML: March 22 and 24, 1:30 to 4
p.m., 361 Upson II (five hours total). Learn
how to create a web page with Hyper-Text Markup
Language, graphics, and links. Presenter:
- Defensive Driving: March 24,
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 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. This workshop may
also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums
and could possibly remove points from your
driving record. Presenter: Officer Tom Brockling.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
Indian research forum will be April 7
The third annual American Indian
Research Forum will be held Thursday,
April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
The theme of the 2005 daylong seminar is “Enhancing
the Health of Northern Plains Indians,”
and will feature local and regional leaders
and researchers active in this area of work.
The research forum provides an opportunity for
researchers and others involved in Native American
health to network and forge new collaborations
and partnerships. Participants will discuss
research priorities, identify culturally appropriate
community-based methods, and share research
This year’s event will include poster
presentations by students and other researchers.
Posters will have a 4’x 6’ area
for display. Titles and brief (100-word) abstracts
should be submitted to Leander McDonald, Center
for Rural Health, Box 9037, Grand Forks, ND
58202 by March 25. For additional information
or inquiries about the poster presentations,
please call McDonald at 777-3720.
This event, which is free and open to the public,
is sponsored by the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human
Nutrition Research Center and co-sponsored by
the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center
for Rural Health. For additional information
about the research forum, please contact me.
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center, 795-8300.
Showcase will be April 22 at Alerus
R&D Showcase IV, “The
Next Step: Commercializing Science,” is
set for Friday, April 22, at the Alerus Center.
Hosted by UND, this is your opportunity to:
- Discover how the research conducted by
our universities can develop into business
opportunities and commercial success for North
- Learn how the Red River Valley Research
Corridor can position itself to be a world-class
technology park that will stimulate the economy
of North Dakota and the surrounding region.
- Benefit from the experience of national
experts who have helped researchers capitalize
on their intellectual property and turn it
into business opportunities.
- Enhance your knowledge of biotechnology
as well as significant research developments
in the areas of aerospace, computational science,
energy, engineering, materials science, microelectronics,
and polymers and coatings.
There is no cost to attend the R&D Showcase
IV. A complete registration brochure will be
mailed in early March. If you would like to
join the R&D mailing list, please e-mail
(subject line: R&D mailing list).
The R&D Showcase IV is a great opportunity
to promote your organization and share how your
products and services enhance research and economic
development in the Northern Great Plains. By
becoming a sponsor of the R&D Showcase,
your organization will receive valuable exposure
to over 400 leaders in education, research,
business and government. Visit www.conted.und.edu/rdshowcase
for details on how you can sponsor the R&D
The showcase is sponsored and planned by Fargo-Cass
County Economic Development Corporation, Grand
Forks Region Economic Development Corporation,
North Dakota Department of Commerce, North Dakota
EPSCoR, North Dakota State University, North
Dakota University System, Red River Valley Research
Corridor, and UND.
For more information, contact conference services
at 777-2663, e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org,
or visit www.conted.und.edu/rdshowcase
for more information.
Please forward this information to your colleagues.
We hope to see you at the Alerus Center on April
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference
student helps discover new binary near-Earth
Vishnu Reddy, a master’s student in space
studies, has determined that a recently discovered
near-Earth asteroid (NEA), 2005 AB, is a binary
object that is actually composed of two asteroids.
This is the 23rd discovery of a binary NEA out
of the 3,167 currently known NEAs.
Reddy, remotely using a 26-inch telescope and
imaging camera at the Badlands Observatory in
South Dakota, measured the reflected light from
the asteroids from Feb. 1-8, 2005, to determine
the rotation period of the primary asteroid,
which is 3.337 hours. Observations to confirm
this discovery were made by observers at the
Ondrejov Observatory in the Czech Republic.
The derived light curve also shows that the
secondary asteroid orbits the primary every
17.9 hours. Binary asteroids are relatively
recent discoveries and may provide crucial new
insights into these asteroids and their dynamical
and collisional evolution. Binary asteroids
are also important from an impact hazard point
of view: if a binary asteroid is on a collision
course with Earth, new strategies must be developed
to attempt to divert two objects instead of
one. It has been estimated that as many as ~20
percent of the NEA population may include binaries.
Reddy is also an experienced asteroid hunter
who has discovered 17 asteroids. He is currently
finishing his master’s thesis, which involves
near-infrared spectral observations and interpretations
of two olivine-rich asteroids, 246 Asporina
and 446 Aeternitas. He will present these results
at the 36th annual Lunar and Planetary Science
Conference (LPSC) in Houston during the week
of March 12.
– Atmospheric sciences.
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
1960s 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 Fritz
progress forms due March 11
Unsatisfactory progress report forms are due
in the registrar’s office at noon Friday,
March 11. Please adhere to the following
procedures to assure that accurate and adequate
information is transmitted to students.
1. The departmental office picks up forms
Wednesday morning, March 2,
and transmits them to teaching faculty through
2. Faculty complete a form for each class
NOTE: Forms for all sections
are to be completed and returned. If no students
are deficient, the blank sheet must be signed
and returned. It is considered verification
that the instructor considers no students
to be deficient at this time.
3. If the form includes names of students
who have never attended class, mark them as
failing. This information should initiate
action by the student to correct any error
in registration prior to the last day to drop
(Friday, April 1).
4. If a student is attending a class and the
name is not listed on the deficiency form,
it is an indication that the student’s
registration is in error. The student should
not be allowed to continue attending the class,
but should be directed to the Office of the
Registrar to correct the problem.
5. The unsatisfactory progress report forms
are to be completed by all faculty members
and returned to the registrar’s office
no later than noon Friday, March 11.
Adherence to this schedule is essential since
computer processing is done over the weekend.
Reports not received in our office by noon
March 11 will not be accepted, and it will
become the responsibility of the faculty member
to contact the deficient students. Unsatisfactory
progress reports will be mailed to the students
during the week beginning March 14.
6. Do not send through the mail. Please return
forms directly to the registrar’s office,
201 Twamley Hall.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have
any questions, please call our office at 777-2712.
– Ray Pospisil, assistant registrar.
technology fee proposals sought
The student technology fee committee is calling
for proposals for fall 2005 technology fee dollars.
The committee will make recommendations on proposals
based on the following: student benefit, innovation,
impact on the curriculum and/or research, how
the project addresses your unit’s strategic
plan, dean’s ranking, number of students
served, disciplines served, level of support,
access for equipment, technical support, matching
funds from the department/unit, and technology
available for redeployment.
Please note: All proposals must be submitted
using the fall 2005 (061) 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.
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:
1. 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.).
2. Proposal (one or two 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
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
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.
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
1. The nominator(s) must submit a nomination
letter. Nominator(s) must be a Chester Fritz
Distinguished Professor, full professor, or
2. College deans must second all nominations
3. Letters of support from other faculty are
4. A current curriculum vitae of the nominee
must accompany the nomination.
— Martha Potvin, interim vice president
for academic affairs and provost.
summer research oppertunnity available
The North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) Advanced Undergraduate
Research Award (AURA) program is an important
and successful means for increasing the number
of undergraduate students in research. AURA
activities give undergraduate students an opportunity
opportunity to directly experience academic
research and to learn about graduate school
at a point during their studies when they need
to make critical decisions about their future
It is expected that AURA students 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 musts be received by noon
Friday, March 11, in the ND EPSCoR
office, Box 7093, 415 Twamley Hall.
Application forms are available from ND EPSCoR’s
web page at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/soar.htm.
For more information, please contact me at 777-2492
— Richard Schultz, ND EPSCoR.
leadership award nominations due March 10
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 10, by 4:30
p.m. Nomination forms are available online at www.union.und.edu.
Call Bonnie Solberg at 777-2898 or e-mail email@example.com
– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union.
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.
The deadline to apply is March 4.
– Bridget Drummer, academic advisor.
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 faculty
For more information, please contact me.
– Lynda Kenney (technology), advisor to the
Graphics and Photography Society student organization,
health challenge issued
The wellness center is issuing a presidential health
challenge to all faculty and staff. Campus employees
are asked to form a team of five members and register
or by calling Heidi Schneider at 777-2719.
The challenge, which began Feb. 20,
ends Saturday, April 2. Each team
will select a team captain who will record each member’s
points earned for the week. Points are received for
each minute of physical activity and other wellness
The individual goal for the challenge is for each
participant to earn 1,500 points. Prizes will be given
at the conclusion of the challenge with the individual
and team winners receiving the first presidential
“Excellence in Wellness” coin. For more
information, please contact Scott Doty at 777-3256
— Wellness center.
direct deposit information detailed
With the implementation of PeopleSoft, it
is mandatory for all FlexComp participants to use
direct deposit for medical and/or dependent care spending
accounts. Your voucher payments will be deposited
into your balance account.
The balance account is the account that does not have
a percent (%) or a dollar amount ($) assigned to it.
For example: you have two accounts set up in the payroll
system: a checking account and a savings account.
You have assigned $50 per pay check to go into your
savings account and the remaining balance to your
checking account. The checking account, which receives
your remaining balance, will be your balance account
where your FlexComp would be deposited. Unfortunately,
with the PeopleSoft System there is no code in the
direct deposit program to split checks to more than
one bank account.
There are still a few bugs to work out, but that is
understandable with a new computer system. We just
need to take it in stride and have patience. I hope
this information helps you understand for now where
your FlexComp (FSA) is deposited.
If you have any questions or need any additional information,
– Heidi Strande, payroll office FlexComp specialist,
One lists features
Richard Ludtke will discuss the problems
and solutions associated with eldercare on the next
edition of Studio One on Channel
3 in Grand Forks. For 36 years, Ludtke has researched
rural and reservation eldercare, and has found that
elderly people across the nation prefer home care
over nursing homes, though a lack of medical providers
is making this difficult. He’ll explain why
this is happening and what is being done to fix the
Also on the next edition of Studio One,
Hemingway scholar Robert Lewis is working on the project
of his dreams as an editor of one of Ernest Hemingway’s
unpublished manuscripts. He’ll explain how this
opportunity came his way and how it feels to be inside
the mind of a legendary author.
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, Colo. area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One.
Armand “Max” Souby
Armand “Max” Souby, retired researcher
and adjunct professor of chemical engineering, died
Feb. 20, 2005, at the age of 88. He resided in San
Marcos, Texas. After a lengthy research career with
Exxon and Standard Oil, Souby came to UND in 1972
to head Project Lignite, a major research program
in the conversion of low-rank coals. He retired from
the University in 1982. A full obituary will be published
in next week’s issue of University Letter.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.