42, Number 26: March 4, 2005
Kupchella will lead open forums to discuss Strategic
Plan II draft
Founders Day award winners,
|EVENTS TO NOTE
meeting on biodefense lab set for March 3
MSS presents “Women in the Struggle”
Lecture will focus on death, disease in
Wind ensemble, band present March 3 concert
“Dream Team” musicians will
play in Grand Forks, present lecture
“Castaway Tales” is subject
of geography talk
Chemistry hosts seminar
Business students host conference to expand
Enjoy reader’s series event at Museum
Lotus Center offers retreat
Grand Forks Master Chorale, F-M Chamber
Choir team up for Sunday concert
Vocal ensemble Tapestry to perform in
Museum concert series
Ellen McKinnon to receive Museum’s
Brighten the Corner Award
Nutrition Research Center hosts seminar
Mathematics hosts colloquium
Enjoy Theology for Lunch Tuesdays
Schoolhouses rock: Faculty lecture examines
the North Dakota one-room school
Women’s Center hosts “meet
Invite graduating students to expo
Public meeting will discuss storm water
Explore the American Indian Experience
Anthropology Club hosts film series
Events celebrate Women’s History
One Mic will be held Wednesday nights
Museum hosts speakers in conjunction
with New Video, New Europe exhibit
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
January higher ed board actions detailed
PPT holds Friday seminar series
Workshop will focus on mindful mediation
Conflict Resolution Center offers workshops
Walk labyrinth at Union March 16, 17
Museum of Art will open human rights
exhibition March 29
36th annual Writers Conference set for
March 29 to April 2
Applications invited for faculty seed
U2 workshops listed
Actors sought for A Doll’s House
progress forms due March 11
Spring Break hours listed for libraries
EPSCoR announces graduate recruiting program
Dartmouth Drive renamed for James Ray
Chester Fritz Library offers access to
new digital image collection
Library presents display on Native American
Education and the U.S.
UND prepares for 125th anniversary celebration
UND offers adults new ways to improve careers,
start new ones
Program offers midterm feedback on teaching
Business, registrar’s offices open
at 9 a.m. daily
All departments, units required to comply
with web standards
Meeting space available at Ina Mae Rude
Disregard credit card offers
Undergraduate summer research opportunity
Student technology fee proposals sought
Proposals sought for Reflecting on Teaching
Proposals sought for Beyond Boundaries
Walk to wellness at the Ralph
Union leadership award nominations due
Studio One lists features
Food court offers Monday pizza special
Nutrition clinic opens
Report icy conditions to facilities
Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory
Women sought for menopause study
Children’s Center now offers toddler
Volunteers sought for study on beans and
Graduate committee meets
Armand “Max” Souby
Kupchella will lead open forums to discuss Strategic
Plan II draft
All members of the University
community are invited to attend open forums
led by President Kupchella to discuss the “draft”
version of Strategic Plan II . . . Building
on Excellence. Please come prepared to talk
about any changes or suggestions you may have
to clarify a thought or idea.
You are welcome to attend any or all of the
meetings that your schedule permits. The forums
are sponsored by Staff Senate, Student Senate,
University Senate, academic affairs, and the
president’s office. For more information
on the strategic planning process, visit http://www.und.edu/stratplan2/.
Open forums: Strategic Plan
II . . . Building on Excellence
Thursday, March 24, noon
to 1:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Tuesday, March 29, 4 to 5:30
p.m., Loading Dock, Memorial Union.
Wednesday, March 30, 3:30
to 5 p.m., Swanson 16-18.
— Charles Kupchella, president.
President Kupchella has approved promotions
in rank for the following individuals effective
To associate professor: David Bradley
and Matthew Nilles, both microbiology
To assistant professor: Gail Bass, occupational
President Kupchella has approved promotions
in rank for the following individuals effective
To professor: Steven Carlson, accountancy; Sharon
Carson, English; Mary Cutler, theatre arts;
Warren Jensen, aviation; Cindy Juntunen, counseling;
Ju Kim, physics; Justin McDonald, psychology;
Michael Meyer, criminal justice; James Mochoruk,
history; Hossein Salehfar, electrical engineering;
and Jeffrey Weatherly, psychology.
To associate professor: Christopher
Anderson, music; Mary Askim,
marketing; Gayle Baldwin, philosophy
and religion; Eric Burin, history;
Clayton Diez, technology;
Luke Huang, technology; Jason
Jensen, political science and public
administration; Steven Light,
political science and public administration;
Ronald Marsh, computer science;
Douglas Marshall, aviation
instruction; Seong-Hyun Nam,
management; Lori Robison, English;
Samuel Seddoh, communication
sciences and disorders; Jack Weinstein,
philosophy and religion; and Kara Wettersten,
To clinical associate professor: Colleen
Holzwarth, nursing; and Patty
To clinical assistant professor: Michelle
– Office of the President.
Day award winners, honorees named
Seven faculty and three departments
were honored with cash awards and a plaque at
the recent Founders Day banquet, which highlights
faculty and departments for excellence in teaching,
research and service. The ceremony celebrates
the 122nd anniversary of the founding of the
More than $18,000 in faculty and department
awards were made possible by the UND Foundation,
Fellows of the University, the University of
North Dakota. Retiring and recently retired
faculty and staff were also honored, as well
as those who are in their 25th year of serving
The faculty and departments honored were:
- Mark Grabe, professor
of psychology, UND Foundation / McDermott
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research
or Creative Activity, and Service.
- John Erjavec, professor
of chemical engineering and department chair,
UND Foundation / Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize
for Individual Excellence in Teaching.
- Vikki McCleary, assistant
professor of pharmacology, physiology, and
therapeutics, UND Foundation / Bertin C. Gamble
Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching.
- Kenneth Ruit, associate
professor of anatomy and cell biology, and
assistant provost for University assessment,
UND Foundation / Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize
for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence.
- Gregory Gagnon, associate
professor of Indian studies, UND Foundation
/ Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award
for Outstanding Faculty Development and Service.
- F. Richard Ferraro, professor
of psychology, UND Foundation / Thomas J.
Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence
- Douglas Munski, professor
of geography, UND Foundation / Bertin C. Gamble
Faculty Award for Excellence in Academic Advising.
- Department of Space Studies,
UND Foundation / McDermott Award for Departmental
Excellence in Teaching.
- Department of Counseling,
Fellows of the University Award for Departmental
Excellence in Service.
- Department of Chemical Engineering,
Fellows of the University Award for Departmental
Excellence in Research.
community meeting on biodefense lab set for
The second informational meeting on the proposed
biodefense lab at the University has been set
for 7 p.m. Thursday, March 3,
in 210 Clifford Hall. This is the same location
as the first meeting in early January. Everyone
Serving again as moderator will be Bob Brooks,
city councilman for Ward 1, which includes the
area near the University’s technology
park, the proposed site for the $30 million
“We understand that this is an exciting
project for the city of Grand Forks,”
Brooks said, so we want to be sure that everything
concerning this project is done in the best
interests of everyone in the community.”
“We want to keep the public informed of
all aspects of the proposed project and answer
any concerns people may have,” said H.
David Wilson, vice president for health affairs
and dean of the medical school. “That
was our intent when we recommended the first
informational meeting, and it is in this spirit
that we encourage attendance at next week’s
“We very much appreciate Mr. Brooks’
leadership and assistance in focusing our discussion.”
The meeting will be an opportunity to present
information about the role of various city departments
in this project, including responses to questions
that couldn’t be fully addressed at the
Jan. 6 meeting. Elected Grand Forks officials
and city staff, as well as UND officials, will
be at the meeting to take part in the discussion
and respond to questions and concerns.
Under a tight deadline in late December, the
UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences submitted
a grant proposal for the Biosafety Level 3 Laboratory.
If approved, 75 percent of the cost of constructing
the lab would be paid by the federal government,
with the other 25 percent paid by the state.
The school expects to learn by September if
the proposal has been accepted.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
presents “Women in the Struggle”
Derek Westbrook, director of
the higher education opportunity program academic
support center at the Sage College of Albany,
N.Y., will speak on “Women in the Sturggle:
Myth or Reality,” Thursday, March
3, in the River Valley Room, Memorial
Union, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. If you have any questions
about this event please contact us.
– MC Diop and Lee Saunders, Multicultural
Student Services, 777-4259.
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.
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, family is $10.
Team” musicians will play in Grand Forks,
Grand Forks Pro Musica
2004-2005 presents composer/pianist William
Bolcom and acress/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
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.
Tales” is subject of geography talk
The geography department invites all members
of the UND community to hear Rebecca Weaver-Hightower
(English) speak at our forum Friday,
March 4. The title of the talk, “Every
Man is an Island: Castaway Tales and the Island
as Imagined Empire” attempts to link her
research on postcolonial literature with geographic
topics like sense of place and spatial imaginations.
The forum will be held at 3 p.m. in 157 O’Kelly-Ireland
– Kevin Romig, geography.
The chemistry department will host
a seminar Friday, March 4, at noon
in 138 Abbott Hall. Kevin Schug will present “Measuring
Chiral Recognition in the Gas Phase: Qualities, Quantities
& Quandries.” Dr. Schug is a postdoctoral
fellow with the Department of Analytical Chemistry
at the University of Vienna and is a candidate for
a position in the department. His research focuses
on the investigation of biologically relevant molecular
recognition processes by mass spectrometry. All are
- Chemistry department.
students host conference to expand student horizons
Students can take part in a prime opportunity to learn
from UND alumni and business professionals who have
met their goals and exceeded their dreams. On Friday,
March 4, the College of Business and Public Administration
will host their annual business conference, Expanding
Horizons, an event at which alumni and regional business
leaders share their business savvy and first-hand
professional experiences. This year’s conference
highlights both men and women who have made a mark
in their professional fields. Speakers share their
experiences from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. at the Burtness
Theatre; everyone is welcome.
The conference kicks off at 9 a.m. with BPA graduate
Jeff Gendreau, senior manager at Deloitte Accounting
Firm in Minneapolis. Gendreau works as a certified
public accountant and financial consultant to some
of Deloitte’s largest and most prestigious clients
in the energy and health care industries in the upper
Midwest. Karn Jilek, a marketing graduate, speaks
at 10 a.m. Jilek is president and co-owner of JK Lube,
Inc. and represents one of the very few female owners
of Jiffy Lube franchises. Jeffrey Stamp, UND’s
newest addition to the entrepreneurship team, presents
at 11 a.m. and discusses how students can tap their
creativity to capture innovative solutions and business
ideas. The conference concludes with Jerry Van Eeckhout,
chairman of Evergreen Enterprises, who speaks at noon.
Van Eeckhout’s experience involves venture initiatives
and expanding horizons to the global community. He
will speak on a trip to China which he took this last
fall through UND.
— Business and public administration.
reader’s series event at Museum
Join us for an evening of poetry,
theatrical performances, and live music on Friday,
March 4, at 7:30 p.m., North Dakota Museum
of Art. This event is free and open to the public.
Performers include Poet Laureate of North Dakota Larry
Woiwode, theater students Phaidra Yunker and Patrick
O’Neal, and live music by the Cabaret Players.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
Center offers retreat
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908
University Ave., will hold a non-residential loving-kindness,
chanting, and yoga retreat Friday through
Sunday, March 4-6. This retreat combines
loving-kindness meditation, Hindu devotional chanting,
and gentle yoga with the goal of opening the heart
for a more joyful way of being, Friday evening through
Sunday afternoon. The teachers are Ginny Morgan, Melinda
Staley, and Patrick Anderson; beginners are welcome.
Call 787-8839 for more information.
A chanting and loving-kindness presentation will be
Friday, March 4, at 7 p.m. Participate
in Hindu devotional chanting and loving-kindness practices.
The teachers are Ginny Morgan and Melinda Staley;
beginners are welcome. It is open to the public and
free of charge. Call 787-8839 for more information.
– Lotus Meditation Center.
Forks Master Chorale, F-M Chamber Choir team up for
Mozart and Mendelssohn, Handel and Haydn, Gilbert
and Sullivan and more will be on tap when the Grand
Forks Master Chorale and their special guests, the
Fargo-Moorhead Chamber Choir, perform “An Evening
of Oratorio and Opera Choruses,” Sunday,
March 6, 4 p.m., United Lutheran Church.
The 30-plus voice Grand Forks Master Chorale is conducted
by Michael J. Weber, and the nearly 30-voice Fargo-Moorhead
Chamber Choir is conducted by Jo Ann Miller. Susan
Nagel is accompanist. Acclaimed vocalist Maria Williams
Kennedy wll perform several solos as part of the concert.
Weber, the associate director of
choral activities at North Dakota State University,
conducts the Madrigal Singers and University Chorus
at NDSU and teaches classes in choral conducting,
choral literature and music education. In addition,
he conducts the Cathedral Choir at Trinity Lutheran
Church in Moorhead, Minn. He is a founding faculty
member for the Summer Performing Arts Company with
the Grand Forks Public School District. He holds degrees
from UND, California State University, Fullerton,
and the University of Arizona.
Miller, director of choral activities at
NDSU since 1989, received her undergraduate education
at NDSU, and holds a master’s degree from UND
and a doctorate in choral conducting from the University
of Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music. She is
a frequent clinician/conductor and adjudicator for
festivals and workshops throughout the Midwest and
Canada and is the chorusmaster for the Fargo-Moorhead
Soprano Maria Williams Kennedy is
director of The Bel Canto Studio of Voice in Grand
Forks and had been a visiting professor of voice at
the Indiana University School of Music for seven years.
She performed numerous roles with the Indiana University
Opera Theater, was a Metropolitan Opera National Finalist
in 1993 and 1996, and received an artist’s development
award from the Metropolitan Opera in 1995. She enjoys
being back in grand Forks to see her daughter finish
high school and teaches a large number of private
students at the Bel Canto Studio as well as directs
an opera workshop for the Summer Performing Arts Program.
She will perform in recital with accompanist David
Henrickson through the state later in the year.
Tickets for the March 6 concert are available in advance
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office, 777-4090.
Ticket prices are general audience, $12 in advance,
$15 at the door; senior citizens, $8 in advance, $10
at the door; students, $5 in advance, $7 at the door.
— Grand Forks Master Chorale.
ensamble Tapestry to perform in Museum concert series
Vocal ensemble Tapestry will perform
in the Museum concert series at the North Dakota Museum
of Art Sunday, March 6, at 2 p.m.
The Museum is located on Centennial Drive, south of
Twamley Hall on campus.
Tapestry, a Boston-based ensemble of women’s
voices, was founded in 1995 by director Laurie Monahan,
mezzo-soprano, together with Cristi Catt, soprano,
and Daniela Tosic, alto (who is currently on maternity
leave). The trademark of the ensemble is combining
medieval arrangements and contemporary compositions
in bold, conceptual programs.
Tapestry tours extensively and has made four recordings
with Telarc International: “Angeli, Music of
Angels”; “Hildegard von Bingen: Celestial
Light”; “Song of Songs - Come into my
Garden”; and “The Fourth River.”
Laurie Monahan, a performer and teacher
of early music for over 20 years, is well known as
a co-founder of Ensemble Project Ars Nova (PAN). She
also collaborated in the seminal performances and
recordings of Hildegard von Bingen’s music with
Sequentia. Monahan has appeared as a soloist at the
Jerusalem Festival, The Holland Festival, The Berkeley
Early Music Festival, The Boston Early Music Festival,
Amsterdam’s Concertgebouw, and the Berlin East
meets West Festival. She is on the faculty of the
Longy School of Music and can be heard on more than
Cristi Catt has appeared in concerts
and theatrical productions throughout the United States.
Early music appearances include Ensemble PAN, Revels,
and Boston Camerata. She is a co-founder of Hourglass,
a medieval/world fusion ensemble whose debut CD features
music of Southern France, Portugal and Spain. She
also appears with French folk band, Le Bon Vent,
and Balmus, an ensemble specializing in Balkan and
Byzantine influenced musical traditions. She served
as music director for Shakespearian comedies in New
York and Boston, and recently directed a production
of Hildegard’s “Ordo Virtutem” which
Elizabeth Anker’s credits include
Handel and Haydn Society, San Francisco Symphony Orchestra,
Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Boston Camerata, and
Bach festivals in the U.S. and Europe. She is on the
faculty of the Longy School of Music and New England
Conservatory. Her recordings are on Erato (several
discs with the Boston Camerata of early American sacred
music), Titanic (Bach’s Christmas Oratorio with
Boston Bach Ensemble), and Musica Omnia (works of
Cozzolani with Magnificat Baroque of San Francisco).
She has also recorded works written specifically for
her by over a dozen composers.
Carolann Buff is a founding member
of the medieval vocal trio Liber unUsualis. She toured
for many years with the Waverly Consort and has appeared
as a soloist with Musica Sacra, the Back Bay Chorale,
and the Andover Choral Society. Performances include
concerts at the Kennedy Center, the Cloisters Museum,
and the Internationale A-Cappella-Woche Hannover.
She can be heard on MDG, Arsis Audio, Titanic, and
WAV recordings. Buff is frequently invited as a guest
teacher and lecturer for workshops on medieval music
and history throughout the United States.
Composer Patricia Van Ness has been
commissioned and presented internationally by numerous
ensembles and organizations including Tapestry, Boston
Ballet, Chanticleer, The Heidelberg New Music Festival
Ensemble and Ensemble P.A.N. She is Composer-in-Residence
both at First Church in Cambridge (Peter Sykes, Music
Director) and with Boston’s Coro Allegro (David
Hodgkins, Director). Her music appears on Tapestry’s
Telarc International recordings, Angeli and The Fourth
River: The Millennium Revealed.
Tickets for the concert series can be purchased at
the door or in advance at the North Dakota Museum
of Art. Non-member tickets are $15 per concert at
the door, member tickets are $13 per concert at the
door, student and military tickets are $5 per concert
at the door. Free admittance for children middle school
and under. Order your tickets today by sending a check
or calling 777-4195.
The Museum concert series is underwritten by the Myra
Foundation with additional support from 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. It 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
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
McKinnon to receive Museum’s Brighten the Corner
Ellen McKinnon, long-time Grand Forks
resident, will receive the North Dakota Museum of
Art’s fourth Brighten the Corner Award Sunday,
March 6, during the intermission of the Tapestry concert
in the Museum at 2 pm.
The Brighten the Corner Award, named after the 1913
American hymn, “Brighten the Corner Where You
Are,” grew out of the Museum’s desire
to recognize those who develop audiences for classical
music at the grass roots level by passing on their
love of classical music in their teaching and performing,
and through their financial support and advocacy.
The Museum will give five awards this year in conjunction
with the concert series performances.
Born in Milton, N.D. in 1915, McKinnon moved to Grand
Forks in 1920 and graduated from Central High School.
She attended UND and married George McKinnon in 1937.
They had three children: George Jr., Brenda Sondreal,
and Dr. William McKinnon. Mrs. McKinnon has eight
grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.
They were very involved with the UND Foundation, worked
with Homecoming for over 40 years, and both received
the UND Sioux Award. She has been involved with the
YWCA and the YMCA, Meals on Wheels, and was a Pink
Lady at the old St. Michael’s Hospital and United
She has been involved with the Museum since it was
founded as the University Art Galleries on the third
floor of the Memorial Union. McKinnon recently told
the Museum staff, “In my 89th year I am enjoying
the concerts and all the functions at the Museum,
which is my first love.”
According to Museum Director Laurel Reuter, “Ellen
has been a constant supporter of the Museum and of
classical music as long as I have known her. She adds
grace and kindness to every public event she attends
and she writes checks to assure the continuance of
cultural life. We in Grand Forks are blessed with
Past recipients of the Museum’s Brighten the
Corner Award have been Dolores Loberg, who has taught
piano and composition for 50 years; ophthalmologist
Gerald Gaul, an active performer and teacher of violin,
viola, and chamber music; and Einar Einarson, applied
instructor for all brass instruments at the University.
Sunday’s concert, which begins at 2 p.m., is
Tapestry, a Boston-based ensemble of women’s
voices. The trademark of the ensemble is combining
medieval arrangements and contemporary compositions
in bold, conceptual programs.
The concert series is underwritten by the Myra Foundation,
by individual supporters, and the Heartland Art Fund.
Concert tickets for museum members are $60 for the
season, $13 per concert at the door. An additional
$50 added to the season ticket price qualifies one
to become a concert series sponsor. Non-member tickets
are $70 for the season, $15 per concert at the door.
Student and military tickets are $20 for the season,
$5 per concert at the door. Children middle school
and under are admitted free.
The North Dakota Museum of Art, a private not-for-profit
museum managed by its own board of trustees, is located
on Centennial Drive. Call 777-4195 for more information.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
Research Center hosts seminar
A seminar, “Advances in the Epidemiological
Assessment of Iron Status,” will be presented
by James D. Cook, M.D., Tuesday, March
8, at 11 a.m. in the Grand Forks Human
Nutrition Research Center library.
– Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
A colloquium will be presented by Colleen Kummet,
graduate student in mathematics, titled “Bounded
Sets in Locally Convex Spaces,” Tuesday,
March 8, at 3:30 p.m. in 309 Witmer
Hall. Refreshments will be served from 3 to
3:30 p.m. in 325 Witmer Hall. Everyone is welcome.
– Thomas Gilsdorf, mathematics.
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 final topic is
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.
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.
Center hosts “meet and eat”
The Women’s Center will
host a meet and eat program Tuesday, March 8,
noon to 1 p.m., International Centre, 2908 University
Ave. International Women’s Day is March
8, a major day of global celebration
for the economic, political and social achievements
of women. Please join us for a lunch, presentations,
and fun freebies. Everyone is welcome.
– Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center.
graduating students to expo
The Office of the Vice President
for Student and Outreach Services and eight
other vendors are offering a spring graduation
expo for any student planning to graduate in
May 2005. It will be held Tuesday, March
8, from 11 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. in the
Loading Dock, Memorial Union. A visit to the
expo can help your students take care of all
the details to make their graduation from UND
one of the most memorable days of their life.
Refreshments will be served and door prizes
given away. Faculty are also invited to stop
in to check on custom regalia available through
the Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore. If you
have any questions about the expo, contact ceremonies
and special events office at 777-6393 or e-mail
For more information about spring commencement
2005, visit http://commencement.und.edu.
— Dawn Botsford, ceremonies and special
meeting will discuss storm water
The Federal Clean Water Act
established storm water requirements to control
the direct discharge of pollutants into waters
of the state.
Under delegation from EPA and the NDSDH, the
City of Grand Forks, University of North Dakota
and Grand Forks County have been given responsibility
for regulating the discharge of storm water
from their jurisdictions to the Red River and
the English Coulee, which flow through the City
of Grand Forks.
This notice has been issued to meet the requirement
to inform the public about the upcoming meeting
so that they may provide comments on the storm
water pollution prevention plans. Specific questions
on any aspect of the city, the county or the
University storm water pollution prevention
plan may be directed to the contacts listed
The public meeting will take place from 5 to
7 p.m. Tuesday, March 8, at
the City Council Chambers, Grand Forks City
Hall, 255 N. Fourth St.
For further information about the city plan,
contact Wayne Lembke at 746-2644; for the county
plan contact Carole McMahon at 780-8412; and
for the University plan contact Paul Clark at
the American Indian Experience this spring
You’re invited to “Exploring the
American Indian Experience,” a series
of activities designed to build community awareness
and understanding of American Indians. Through
a series of community forums, books discussions
and a powwow demonstration, you will learn about
the many aspects of contemporary Indian issues
and cultures. You are encouraged to openly ask
questions. All events are free and open to the
This year’s featured book is Essie’s
Story: The Life and Legacy of a Shoshone Teacher,
by Esther Burnett Horne and Sally McBeth. Copies
of the book are available at Barnes & Noble
Bookstore, B. Dalton Bookseller, Waldenbooks,
and local libraries.
Three community forums are scheduled to enhance
your knowledge of the unique history and culture
of American Indians:
Tuesday, March 8, Essie’s
Story book discussion, 7 to 9 p.m., Barnes &
Noble Bookstore. Discussion leader is Birgit
Hans, 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
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 UND Indian Association
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.
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.
celebrate Women’s History Month
Phi Alpha Theta will host two
events in celebration of Women’s History
Month. The first will be Wednesday,
March 9, at noon in 217 Merrifield
Hall. Barbara Handy-Marchello (history) will
present a brown bag lunch talk, “Chickens,
Cows, and Cash: Women on the Northern Plains.”
The second event, Thursday, March 31,
from 7 to 10 p.m. in 300 Merrifield Hall, will
show the film, Iron Jawed Angels.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Jennifer Westman,
Phi Alpha Theta.
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 9 and 30, and April 6 and 13.
– Multicultural student services.
hosts speakers in conjunction with New Video,
New Europe exhibit
Lectures will be held at the
North Dakota Museum of Art in conjunction with
the New Video, New Europe exhibit. Thursday,
March 10, at 7 p.m., graduate student
Sorin Nastasia from Romania will discuss artistic
life and culture under Communism, and Diana
Nastasia, also a graduate student from Romania,
will address communication within Eastern European
countries making the transition from Communism
to the European Union. Other speakers will follow.
The exhibition, New Video, New Europe, consisting
of 52 works of art by 39 video artists from
16 Eastern European countries, will be on display
through March 20. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
The Museum is located on Centennial Drive. Call
777-4195 for more information.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908
University Ave., hosts international nights
on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The March 10
program will feature Liberia. Please join us.
– International programs, 777-6438.
higher ed board actions detailed
The State Board of Higher Education
will meet Thursday and Friday, March
10 and 11, at Bismarck State College.
The agenda can be found online shortly before
the meeting at www.ndus.edu.
Following is a synopsis of board actions affecting
UND at their January meeting in Bismarck:
- The board approved the request of UND to
seek legislative authorization for construction
of a $19,000,000 parking ramp structure, and
bonding authority of $20,000,000 for replacement
housing and $2,100,000 for dining center renovation.
- The board approved an entrepreneurial studies
certificate for non-business majors at UND.
- The board authorized UND to change the
name of Dartmouth Drive to James Ray Drive.
- A request from Valley City State University
to change their status from an undergraduate
to a graduate-degree granting institution
and to award a Master of Education in Education
with two concentrations: technology education
and teaching and technology was approved over
For more information, visit www.ndus.edu.
holds Friday seminar series
The pharmacology, physiology,
and therapeutics department will hold a Friday
afternoon seminar series at 3 p.m. in Room 3933,
Medical Science. The schedule follows.
March 11, Alan R. Brash, Vanderbilt
University, “LOX and Skin Disease.”
March 18, Ray Dingledine, Stanford
University, “Glutamate Receptors in Epilepsy.”
— Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics.
will focus on mindful mediation
The Conflict Resolution Center is presenting
a one-day workshop Wednesday, March 16, from
8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Red River Valley
Room, Memorial Union, titled “Mindfulness
for Mediators: A Pathway for Deeper Listening.”
The keystone to deeper listening for mediators
and others involved in service professions can
be found through the practice of mindfulness
to help you to focus openly without judgment
and continuously without distraction on what
your mind chooses, enabling a deeper and more
direct listening. Join us in the practice of
some exercises designed to improve focus and
concentration, heighten clarity of thought,
deepen the ability to listen, and evoke a more
Cost is $100 for students, faculty, and staff.
Presenters are Kristine Paranica, director,
Conflict Resolution Center, and Nan Schwappach,
director of Just Mediation, Minneapolis.
For more details see http://conflictresolution.und.nodak.edu.
— Conflict Resolution Center.
Resolution Center offers workshops
Join the Conflict Resolution Center, 314 Cambridge
St., for one or two workshops to enhance your
“relational wellness,” spiritual,
and/or psychological wellness. The first is
open to anyone who considers themselves in a
“helping” profession or capacity;
the second is open to anyone who has had transformative
mediation training from the CRC. Both are offered
at a discount for staff and faculty.
The labyrinth from First Presbyterian Church
will be available both days and open to all
at UND, and specifically for workshop participants
over the noon hour each day.
Wednesday, March 16, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Coffee, tea, water and a healthy snack will
be provided. Lunch is on your own. Cost is $125
per person or $100 per person for UND faculty
and staff. Register early; seating is limited.
“Mindfulness for Mediators and Other Helping
Professionals: A Pathway to Deeper Listening.”
- Understand what “being in the moment”
or “being present” really means
from a meditative perspective.
- Improve your focus and concentration, and
heighten clarity of thought to avoid directive
impulses and remain in the here and now with
- Deepen your capacity to listen and evoke
a more authentic exchange by applying mindfulness
skills to the other professional settings
in practical ways.
Thursday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., UND campus; cost is $125 per person
or $100 per person for UND faculty and staff.
Pre-approved for Minnesota and North Dakota
continuing education. Register early; spaces
“Improve your Transformative Mediation
Skills” with video-taped mediation and
coaching and advanced training for key skills
of reflection and summary. Learn to:
- Effectively use reflections and summaries
to raise opportunities for empowerment and
- Recognize your successes and struggles
with the transformative model.
- Identify how your behaviors and interventions
support the premises and principles of transformative
mediation through video-taped role-plays:
an excellent way to improve your skills as
you prepare for transformative mediator certification.
Nan Schwappach from Minneapolis, a transformative
mediator, owner of Just Mediation, is trained
in mind/body skills practices. She is co-founder
of Transformative Practices, LLP, a Reiki Master,
and has been providing this kind of training
for corporate, non-profit, and government organizations
in the Minneapolis area.
Coaches are James Antes, Ph.D., fellow, management
team member, ISCT (he helped to create and publish
this kind of formative assessment for TM Cert.);
Kristine Paranica, fellow, management team,
ISCT, director of the UND Conflict Resolution
Center; and other members of the Conflict Resolution
Register online at conflictresolution.und.edu,
call 777-3664, or e-mail Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there.
– Kristine Paranica, director, Conflict
Resolution Center.specifically for workshop
participants over the noon hour each day.
labyrinth at Union March 16, 17
On Wednesday and Thursday, March 16
and 17, Gretchen Graf of the First
Presbyterian Church will have the labyrinth
set up in the North Ballroom of the Union from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is open to all
students, staff, and faculty to help de-stress
and re-energize during spring break. There is
– Conflict Resolution Center.
of Art will open human rights exhibition March
On Tuesday, March 29, the North
Dakota Museum of Art will open an exhibition
by contemporary artists from Latin America who
are making art about the Disappeared. These
artists have lived through the horrors of the
military dictatorships that rocked their countries
in the mid-decades of the 20th century. Some
worked in the resistance; some had parents or
siblings who were disappeared; others were forced
into exile. The Museums exhibition, called The
Disappeared, is the first of its kind to be
organized specifically about this subject.
Ten of the 12 artists in the exhibition will
attend the March 29 opening. They will be joined
by Estela Carlotto, president of the Association
of Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, and Gabriela
Alegre, the undersecretary of human rights for
the government of the city of Buenos Aires.
The word Disappeared was newly defined during
the mid-20th century by the military dictatorships
in Latin America. “Disappear” evolved
into a noun, describing those members of the
resistance who were kidnapped, tortured and
killed by the military, especially in the 1970s
in countries like Argentina, Chile, Uruguay
and Venezuela. Colombia with its 50-year civil
war and Guatemala with its 37-year civil war
further expanded the meaning of “disappear.”
In the mid-1990s Laurel Reuter, director of
the North Dakota Museum of Art, began to find
significant and moving works made by artists
personally touched by the horrors of civil war
in Latin America. Much of this memory-based
work will be included in the exhibition. Through
their art, the artists fight amnesia in their
own countries by forcing people to remember
as a stay against such atrocities happening
again. The exhibition, which continues through
June 5, includes Oscar Muñoz (Colombia),
Daniel Ontiveros and twelve fellow artists (Argentina),
Juan Manuel Echavarría (Colombia), Nicolas
Guagnini (Argentina, lives in New York), Luis
Camnitzer, (Uruguay, lives in New York), Ana
Tiscornia (Uruguay, lives in New York), Marcelo
Brodsky (Argentina), Luis Gonzáles Palma,
(Guatemala, lives in Argentina), Fernando Traverso
(Argentina), Sara Maneiro (Venezuela), Ivan
Navarro (Chile, lives in New York), and Nelson
Opening events include a human rights panel
at 5 p.m. Tuesday, March 29,
followed by a communal meal, and at 7 p.m. the
artists will speak informally about their work.
The 5 p.m. panel will include the president
of the Grandmothers of Plaza de Mayo, the undersecretary
for Human Rights in Buenos Aires, Elizabeth
Hampsten (English) who has translated important
human rights books from this era into English,
Marcelo Brodsky of Argentina who has been instrumental
in establishing the Park of Memory along the
banks of the Rio de la Plata in Buenos Aires.
The Plata River became the final resting place
for legions of Disappeared from both Argentina
and Uruguay whose bodies were dropped from small
aircraft into the river during darkness.
The Abuelas de Plaza de Mayo, the Grandmothers
of Plaza de Mayo, are a group of women with
disappeared children and grandchildren in Argentina.
Since its foundation in 1977, it has been searching
for over 200 missing children, some born in
clandestine detention centers during the captivity
of their mothers or abducted with their parents
after being taken into custody by members of
the police or security forces. Many credit the
Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo (now grandmothers)
with an instrumental role in breaking the military
dictatorship through their non-violent protest.
On exhibit for the first time in the United
States is a large installation, Identidad (Identity),
made by 13 Argentinean artists and now owned
by the Grandmothers. Daniel Ontiveros, one of
those artists, will speak about the work. Upon
seeing Identidad as it toured to provincial
capitols in Argentina, three people discovered
“who they were” before they were
adopted by military families. Their birth parents,
members of the resistance, were killed but not
before the mother gave birth to the child.
For those wishing to understand both the works
in the exhibition and the historical events
behind them, the Museum is organizing a series
of discussions based upon a reading list. People
may join any or all of the bi-weekly, Thursday
night discussions. The books include Truck of
Fools by Carlos Liscano, translated by Elizabeth
Hampsten; Imagining Argentina by Lawrence Thornton;
A Miracle, A Universe by Lawrence Weschler;
Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey
by Ariel Dorfmann; and Prisoner without a Name,
Cell without a Number by Jacobo Timmerman. Museum
staff member Matt Wallace, is organizing the
book discussions. Local book groups are invited
The exhibition, curated by Reuter and organized
by the Museum, is funded in part by the Andy
The public is welcome to all events. There is
no admission charge but a $5 donation is suggested
for adults and change from children. The Museum
is located on Centennial Drive on the UND campus.
For more information call 777-4195.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
annual Writers Conference set for March 29 to
The 36th annual Writers Conference is set for
March 29-April 2. All events are free and open
to the public and will be held in UND’s
Memorial Union unless otherwise noted. The schedule
- Tuesday, March 29
- 10 a.m., Readings from North Dakota
- Noon, Film, La Grande Illusion (1937),
directed by Jean Renoir.
- 2:15 p.m., Film, Mulholland Drive (2001),
directed by David Lynch.
- 5 p.m., Regional authors at Barnes &
Noble, hosted by Larry Woiwode.
- 7 p.m., “The Disappeared”
art show opening, North Dakota Museum
- 8 p.m., Artists’ panel, North
Dakota Museum of Art.
- Wednesday, March 30
- 10 a.m., Student and public readings.
- Noon, Panel, “The Politics of
Illusion,” with Carolyn Forche,
Jane Urquhart, Virginia Martinez, Luis
Camnitzer (artist) and moderator Laurel
- 2 p.m., Film, Por Esos Ojos (For These
Eyes) (1997), directed by Virginia Martinez.
- 4 p.m., Virginia Martinez.
- 6 p.m., Film, Acratas (Anarchists) (2000),
directed by Virginia Martinez.
- 8 p.m., Carolyn Forche, Presidential
- Thursday, March 31
- 10 a.m., Student and public readings.
- Noon, Panel, “Spirituality, Culture,
and Hope” with Charles Johnson,
Jane Urquhart, Carolyn Forche, and
moderator Anne Kelsch.
- 2 p.m., Film, The Barbarian Invasion
(2003), directed by Denys Arcand.
- 4 p.m., Jane Urquhart.
- 6 p.m., Film, Booker (1984), directed
by Stan Lathan, screenplay by Charles
- 8 p.m., Charles Johnson.
- Friday, April 1
- 10 a.m., Student and public readings.
- Noon, Panel, “Hope and Illusion
in Writing,” with Marily Nelson,
Charles Johnson, Chris Belden, and moderator,
- 2 p.m., Film, Lost Horizon (1937), directed
by Frank Capra.
- 4 p.m., Chris Belden.
- 6 p.m., Film, Voices in Wartime (2005),
directed by Rick King, featuring Marilyn
- 8 p.m., Marilyn Nelson.
- Saturday, April 2
- 10 a.m., Community writers’ workshop,
hosted by Jane Varley and Larry Woiwode.
Free and open to the public.
- Noon, Panel, “Landscapes/Landscapes,”
with Kathleen Norris, Jane Varley, Chris
Belden, and moderator Jim McKenzie.
- 2 p.m., Jane Varley.
- 4 p.m., Film, Jesus’ Son (1999),
directed by Alison MacLean.
- 7 p.m., Kathleen Norris.
invited for faculty seed money
The University Senate invites applications for
faculty research seed money awards. The deadline
for submission is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 31.
Program details follow.
Description: The faculty research seed money
council (the “council”) distributes
funds to support projects by faculty in any
department of the University. The goal of the
program is enhance the ability of the faculty
to submit successful extramural grant applications.
Eligibility: Applicants must
have a faculty appointment at UND.
Review criteria: Proposals
will be subject to competitive review and ranking
by discipline-related subcommittees whose members
are chosen by individual departments. The review
committee will prioritize requests for funding
by evaluating each request for its merit as
a scholarly project. This will include a consideration
of the originality of the project, its significance
as a contribution to the relevant discipline,
the intent of the submitting scholar to publish
in a peer-reviewed journal or otherwise professionally
share the results of the project, and the likelihood
that the project will result in a successful
request for external support of future scholarship.
Faculty seed money award recipients are expected
to submit grant applications for external funding
following their seed money project. Individuals
who have received faculty research seed money
awards in the past are eligible to re-apply,
but the status of their prior seed money projects
will be considered in the selection discussions.
Application format: The application
should be prepared to convince and be understood
by a general audience, only some of whom may
be proficient in the applicant’s area.
The following headings and page limitations
- Research or project plan: include aims,
background, significance, approach, methods.
- Format: Three pages maximum, one inch margins,
single spaced, not to exceed six lines per
linear inch. The three-page limit for the
project plan will be strictly enforced. Proposals
exceeding the limit will be returned without
review. Appendices circumventing this limit
will be discarded.
- Detailed budget (including justification).
- Biographical sketch (two pages maximum).
- Current and pending grant support (title
and short description, agency, requested amount).
- Historical grant support at UND (including
national, private and seed money awards).
- List of extramural applications submitted
but not funded (include past three years).
- Statement of intent to submit extramural
application (title, agency, time period, funds
to be requested).Where support is requested
for a project that will not serve as the basis
for an extramural application, then potential
future sources of external funding should
Budget: The budget should
be for a maximum of 12 to 18 months; award amounts
may range from $1,000 to $40,000; projected
expenditures must be reasonable, justified and
directly related to the project.
Submission deadline: All applications
must be received no later than 4 p.m. Thursday,
Please indicate the subcommittee to which the
proposal is being submitted. The subcommittee
chair has the option to forward proposals outside
the subcommittee expertise to a more appropriate
subcommittee. Also, determine the number of
copies required for that section (listed in
parentheses on accompanying page).
A note on budgeted items: The council has ruled
that seed money funds may not be used for travel
and expenses in conjunction with attendance
or presentation of materials at a conference.
Exceptions to this policy will be considered
on a case-by-case basis. If you choose to request
travel funds that are later disallowed, please
be assured this decision will have no impact
upon the selection of the remainder of your
proposal for an award.
Submit the original plus the appropriate number
of copies of your proposal to:
Faculty Research Seed Money Council
c/o Research Development and Compliance
Twamley Hall, Room 105
Campus Box 7134
Attn: Review Committee (________)
Faculty research seed money
Proposal sections (number of copies to submit)
Composition of evaluation committees
Behavioral Sciences (10):
Communication, communication sciences and disorders,
counseling, educational leadership, educational
foundations and research, psychology, physical
education and exercise science, statewide psych-mental
health, teaching and learning.
Basic medical sciences (7):
Anatomy and cell biology; biochemistry and molecular
biology; microbiology and immunology; neuroscience;
pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; pathology.
Engineering and technology (8):
Aviation and aerospace sciences, chemical engineering,
civil engineering, computer science, electrical
engineering, industrial technology, mechanical
Health sciences (11): Community
medicine, family medicine, internal medicine,
nutrition and dietetics, obstetrics-gynecology,
occupational therapy, pediatrics, physical therapy,
Humanities and fine arts (8): Art,
English, history, languages, music, philosophy
and religion, theatre arts.
Physical sciences (9): Atmospheric
sciences, biology, chemistry, geography, geology
and geological engineering, mathematics, physics,
Professional disciplines (7):
Accounting, finance, information systems and
business education, management, marketing, practice
and role development (nursing).
Social sciences (9): Anthropology,
economics, family and community nursing, Indian
studies, law, political science and public administration,
social work, sociology.
— Warren Jensen (aviation), chair, faculty
research committee seed money council.
Below are U2 workshops for March 21- 30. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in March
through 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
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: Doris Bornhoeft.
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.
Tax Smart Ways to Save and Invest:
March 29, 4 to 6 p.m., 211
Skalicky Tech Incubator, or March 30, 10 a.m.
to noon, Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. Identifying
potential areas for savings involves three important
steps: finding ways to reduce the taxes, you
pay on your earnings, reducing the amount you
spend, and making investments that are “tax
smart,” so you can keep more of what you
earn. This program will assist participants
in developing effective strategies that will
help minimize taxes and make the most of their
savings. Major topics include: your individual
tax rates, effective withholding strategies,
budgeting and debt management, tax-favored savings
products: which are best for you?, and review
of favorable tax law provisions. Presenter:
Linda Robinson, TIAA-CREF.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
sought for A Doll’s House
A Doll’s House by Henrik Ibsen will play
at the new Nordic Initiative Ibsen Fest along
with the Nordic Initiative Mid-Summer Fest Thursday
through Saturday, June 16-18, at 7 p.m. and
Sunday, June 19, at 2:30 p.m. in the Fire Hall
Theatre. It will be directed by Adonica Schultz
Aune and Shelle Michaels (both communication).
They are currently casting; contact Adonica
Schultz Aune at 777-6370 or adonica.Schultz@und.nodak.edu;
for more details call Shelle Michaels at 777-6540
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 routine procedures.
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
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.
Break hours listed
Chester Fritz Library:
Spring Break hours of operation for the Chester
Fritz Library are: Saturday and Sunday, March
12-13, closed; Monday through Friday, March
14-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March
19, closed; Sunday, March 20, 1 p.m. to midnight.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
The health sciences library hours during
spring break are: Friday, March 11, 7:30 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 12, 1 to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, March 13, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March
19, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 20, 1 p.m.
– April Byars, Library of the Health
announces graduate recruiting program
ND EPSCoR has implemented a graduate student
research assistantship program to increase opportunities
for graduating seniors from Dickinson, Mayville,
Minot, and Valley City State Universities to
obtain master’s and/or doctoral degrees
in science, engineering and mathematics at North
Dakota’s two research-intensive universities,
UND and NDSU.
The program is designed to strengthen the linkages
between the research universities and the science
and mathematics departments at the baccalaureate
universities. Departments are encouraged to
use the GSRA as a recruiting tool. Complete
description and application procedure are on
the web at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/programs/index.htm.
— Richard Schultz, director, Grand Forks
Drive renamed for James Ray
Dartmouth Drive has been renamed James Ray Drive
after State Board of Higher Education approval
earlier this year. James C. Ray has been a long-time
friend and supporter of the Center for Innovation
Foundation, UND Foundation and UND Aerospace
Foundation. Ray is the second largest private
donor to the University.
– Paul Clark, associate director, facilities.
Fritz Library offers access to new digital image
The Chester Fritz Library is
pleased to announce access to ARTstor, a digital
resource containing thousands of images of art
work, architecture and design and archaeological
objects. This digital resource will provide
the UND community with a wide range of visual
materials for teaching and research with usefulness
across many disciplines.
ARTstor has been developed from several source
collections and is a product of collaborations
among libraries, museums, photographic archives,
publishers, slide libraries, and individual
scholars. In its ongoing efforts to add to the
collection, ARTstor is working with major art
museums who have agreed to share their collections
for noncommercial scholarly use. ARTstor also
includes the electronic tools to use the images
online, while providing the necessary restricted
usage environment that balances the rights of
content providers with the needs and interests
of the content users.
The Chester Fritz Library is a charter member
of ARTstor, a non-profit organization originally
developed with funding from The Andrew W. Mellon
Foundation. It is composed of libraries and
museums dedicated to making art images and associated
data available for education and scholarship.
Funding for UND’s participation in ARTstor
was made possible by the Colonel Eugene E. Meyers
and Florence H. Meyers Trust funds.
Access to ARTstor is available through the Library’s
home page at www.library.und.edu,
and is included in the listing of “ Article
Indexes and Databases.”
— Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries.
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
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
offers adults new ways to improve careers, start
In response to overwhelming
interest in online career training certificate
programs, UND and other well-known institutions
have expanded their course offerings to accommodate
what are considered ‘hot trend’
The e-learning movement, a segment of adult
education that has only scratched the surface
of potential enrollees, has taken hold particularly
in higher, adult education. According to the
United States Distance Learning Association,
90 percent of four-year public schools and more
than half of four-year private schools offer
some form of online education.
Many adults seek to fulfill their career-related
resolutions by taking quick online training
courses. Although the economy is still sluggish
in some parts of the country, statistics now
show that many areas of North Dakota are expected
to experience job growth that will continue
into the next decade.
Labor market information released by the North
Dakota State Employment Security Agency finds
that many popular occupations are expected to
experience significant growth in the Indianapolis
area through 2012, including but not limited
to medical and dental assistants, computer support,
and pharmacy technicians.
According to the statistics mentioned above,
medical assistants are expected to experience
38 percent growth through 2012. Computer Support
positions should rise 31 percent; an addition
of 390 jobs.
Pharmacy technicians will grow by 21 percent,
with dental assistants expanding by 30 percent,
or 160 jobs.
Job seekers can be trained in these jobs by
taking online courses at UND. They also offer
certification programs in graphic design, home
inspection, medical transcription, paralegal,
webmaster, and video game programming, all hot
These courses are offered through the University
of North Dakota via Gatlin Education Services,
the largest provider of asynchronous web-based,
instructor-supported training to colleges and
universities. GES open-enrollment programs are
designed to provide the skills necessary to
acquire professional caliber positions for many
For enrollment information, contact me.
— Becky Rude, in continuing education,
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 this summer.
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar, and Ginny
Sobolik, business office.
departments, units required to comply with web standards
As part of a continuing effort to establish
a consistent identity for the University and increase
access for people with disabilities, all departments
and units are required to comply with mandatory web
standards by July 1, 2005. Faculty home pages and
student organizations are exempt from the requirements.
The standards, developed at the request of and approved
by President Kupchella and his Cabinet, will ensure
that UND web sites promote a sense of University identity
and reflect the quality of UND. They also require
compliance with federal and state laws regarding accessibility
for people with disabilities. The requirements are
detailed at: http://www.und.edu/template/standards.html.
The Internet has become a primary source of information.
In fact, it’s now the second-most important
determinant of whether a student will choose an institution
(first remains a campus visit). We know, too, that
it is an important source of information for those
who are seeking information about UND for a variety
of reasons. Accreditation teams, prospective employees,
state and federal officials, prospective donors, external
granting agencies, and the national news media are
but a few examples. The UND home page alone receives
nearly 700,000 “hits” each month, while
the entire UND site receives more than 28.5 million.
This means that people are finding UND sites through
search engines and external links. Web standards will
ensure that users know they’re on a UND site
and allow consistent navigation. Accessibility is
the law, and these standards will assure compliance.
To ease the transition, templates have been developed
for use by departments. The University relations office
is happy to assist departments and units with template
implementation, and we’ll even come to your
office to train your web person. Contact me at 777-3621
for more information or to set up an appointment for
— Jan Orvik, web manager, University relations.
space available at Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center
The newly completed Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center
has some excellent meeting rooms available for UND
groups to rent. The new center is home to the Eugene
Dahl and Roger Melroe Boardroom. With a seating capacity
of 18, the boardroom offers state-of-the-art audio/visual
capabilities in a formal executive environment.
The James C. Ray Idea Lab provides conference space
for up to 100, theater-style. The room can be configured
to meet your seminar and meeting needs. This creative
space also offers state-of-the-art audio/visual capabilities.
Rates for the boardroom are $25 per hour or $150 per
day. For the idea lab, the fee is $50 per hour or
$250 per day. These prices include access to a projector
and screen. Additional A/V is charged on a usage basis.
For information, or to schedule your next meeting
at the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center, contact Christine
Diers at 777-6505 or e-mail email@example.com.
— Center for Innovation.
credit card offers
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.
summer research opportunity 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
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
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.
technology fee proposals sought
The student technology fee committee is
calling for proposals for fall 2005 technology fee
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 request one from Kim Pastir at
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, March 18.
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 777-3231.
– 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.,
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
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 intern).
sought for Beyond Boundaries conference
Proposals are sought for the fourth annual
Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into Teaching
and Learning conference, Thursday and Friday,
Oct. 6 and 7, Memorial Union. The proposal
deadline is Friday, April 1. Submit
online at www.beyondboundaries.info.
Are you using technology to move “beyond the
boundaries” of traditional classroom instruction?
Have you evaluated how incorporating technology into
teaching has impacted students’ learning? Can
you demonstrate innovative tips and tricks for using
technology in the classroom? If so, the University
and the conference planning committee invite you to
present at the conference.
The conference planning committee is accepting proposals
for 60-minute concurrent sessions as well as technology
tidbits, a seven-minute oral poster session featuring
the latest technology used in classrooms. We encourage
you to share your knowledge, research and experience
with other faculty, administrators and students in
the region by submitting a proposal.
This year’s keynote speakers are Sally Johnstone,
executive director of WCET, and Howard Strauss, coordinator
of academic services at Princeton University.
For more information on how to submit a proposal,
please visit www.beyondboundaries.info. You may also
contact conference services at 777-2663 or toll free
at 866-579-2663. All proposals must be submitted online
and are due April 1.
Please share this information with your colleagues.
We look forward to reviewing your proposals.
– Jennifer Raymond, conference services.
to wellness at the Ralph
Are you seeking a safe and warm environment
to walk? Sign up for the Ralph Engelstad Arena walking
program for $30 per year. This walking program is
only available for faculty, staff, students and spouses.
To sign up, stop by the Ralph Engelstad Arena front
desk between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
Sign up today.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
leadership award nominations due March 11
Nominations for the Memorial Union Outstanding
Student Leader Award, Outstanding Student Organization
Advisor Award, and Outstanding Student Organization
Award are now available. You are strongly encouraged
to nominate student leaders, organization advisors,
or student organizations that have demonstrated outstanding
leadership and service. Nominations are due at the
Memorial Union Center for Student Involvement (Box
8385) Thursday, March 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union.
One lists features
Attorney Kerry Rosenquist will discuss the
importance of writing wills on the next edition of
Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Rosenquist
will discuss different kinds of wills and explain
the basic steps that can be taken to distribute personal
property after one dies, as well as discuss what happens
when a will does not exist.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, the U.S. Department
of Education has announced a new formula for determining
financial aid eligibility. According to college administrators,
this will impact students who receive Pell grants,
decreasing the allocation many college students receive.
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.
court offers Monday pizza special
Enjoy a $4.99 Sbarro pizza special Mondays
at the food court, Memorial Union. All day, every
Monday, get a whole cheese pizza at Sbarro Pizzeria
for only $4.99. Stop by the food court for lunch with
friends or call ahead to place an order and take one
home. Call 777-0438 to place your order. Old Main
Marketplace is open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday
through Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. Sundays.
– Dining services.
The nutrition and dietetics nutrition clinic
is open as a complementary service to UND students,
faculty and staff with certain nutrition issues. The
nutrition clinic will be open Tuesdays and
Thursday through April 14. The clinic hours
are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m. to
1 p.m. Thursdays.
Juniors majoring in dietetics will provide nutrition
counseling to UND students, faculty and staff. Topics
that may be addressed in this service include: healthy
eating, sensible weight management, nutrition and
physical fitness, healthy meals for children, and
cardiovascular risk reduction. These students are
not prepared to counsel on complex issues such as
diabetes, eating disorders, gastrointestinal diseases,
cardiovascular disease, etc. These problems will be
referred to Altru Health Systems or another health
care facility in the vicinity. In addition, department
faculty will supervise all clinic operations. All
information and records will be kept confidential
and will be destroyed at the end of the semester.
If you are interested in participating in nutrition
counseling call the nutrition clinic for an appointment.
Appointments can be made by calling Sandy at 777-2539
or by stopping by Room 20 in O’Kelly Hall.
– Jan Goodwin and Julie Zikmund, nutrition
icy conditions to facilities
The weather has caused icy conditions on
our parking lots, roads, and sidewalks. We will continue
to salt and sand to reduce the iciness as much as
possible. Please report any hazardous conditions to
Facilities at 777-2591. There are some things you
can do to help reduce the risk of falling on ice.
Here are some helpful hints.
1. Wear boots or overshoes with grip soles. Slick
leather or rubber soles on dress shoes are unsafe
2. Don’t walk with your hands in your pockets.
This compromises your balance if you slip.
3. Take short to medium steps or shuffle your feet
in very icy areas.
4. Don’t carry or swing heavy loads, such
as large boxes or cases, which could cause you to
lose your balance when walking.
5. When walking, curl your toes under and walk as
flat-footed as possible.
6. Don’t step on uneven surfaces. Step well
over or avoid curbs with ice on them.
7. Place your full attention on walking. Don’t
allow your attention to be distracted by getting
your keys out of your pocket, digging in your pocketbook
for items, etc., while walking on ice.
— Paul Clark, associate director of facilities.
sought for nutrition/memory study
In collaboration with James Penland of the
Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and
Patricia Moulton of the UND Center for Rural Health,
we are recruiting younger adults, age 21 to 35, and
older adults, age 60 to 80, to participate in a study
of the effects of nutritional status on age differences
in memory performance. The study takes about three
hours to complete. The testing will occur at the Human
Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks. You will
be paid $25 for your participation.
Your scores will be completely confidential and will
not be associated with your name; you will be given
a subject number and your name will not be used. Participation
will be limited to those without any previous history
of a stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s
disease. If you are interested in scheduling a time
to participate or in finding out more about the study,
please call Brian VanFossen at 777-9925.
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology.
sought for menopause study
If you are between 42 and 65 years old and
interested in contributing to the science of menopause,
helping to identify methods to reduce symptoms, and
getting free test results that include nutritional
analysis, body composition, foot reflexology treatment(s),
and blood examination (hormone profile, assessment
for insulin resistance/diabetes), you have an opportunity
to participate in a study about menopause.
Very few studies have documented the impact of menopause
on women. This study will look at nutritional intake,
physical activity patterns, and medical history in
relation to menopause.
Benefits include free nutritional analysis of your
food intake, free body composition analysis, free
foot reflexology treatment (some women will receive
multiple treatments), and free laboratory tests (about
half of the sample).
We are seeking female employees between 42 and 65
years of age who are going through or have gone through
non-surgical menopause and have not had gynecological
surgery (partial or total hysterectomy). Tubal ligations
are acceptable. You should not be treated for diabetes
or for cancer; or be treated with prescription steroids
(for example, Prednisone).
If you participate, you will complete questionnaires
about menopause, your medical history, and your dietary
intake; participate in an interview about your physical
activity; agree to have body measurements taken; agree
to receive one or more foot reflexology treatments;
and agree to have blood drawn (about half of the sample);
and spend between 3 and 6 ½ hours of your time,
spread over a six-month period.
The study will be conducted at the College of Nursing
and Student Health Service. To sign up or for more
information, call Heidi Schneider at the Wellness
Center to schedule an appointment, 777-2719.
– Donna Morris, principal investigator, nursing.
Center now offers toddler care
The University Children’s Center,
which is located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, will
offer toddler care (2-year olds) on Jan. 11. Applications
are currently being accepted for all age groups: 2-5.
Children are cared for in small groups by teachers
with degrees in early childhood education or a related
field. A day at the University Children’s Center
includes a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack,
a choice of rest or nap time, planned large and small
group activities, and opportunities to play outdoors.
Parents are always welcome to join their children
for part of the day.
Toddler rates (2-3 year olds): full day, $25;
half day, $20.
Pre-school rates (3-5): full day, $22; half day,
$16; Head Start p.m., $18; hourly rate, $3 for additional
care); academic year registration fee, $30; summer
registration fee, $20.
For additional information, please call 777-3947.
You may also visit the UCC web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University Children’s
sought for study on beans and health
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center is seeking men and women, ages 18 to 55, for
a 16-week nutrition study that will determine how
the addition of beans to a diet can affect colon health.
Earn up to $1,000.
Colon cancer is the second most common form of cancer
in the United States and is closely associated with
The study is open to smokers and non-smokers, women
who are on birth control pills, and people of all
One group of participants will be allowed to be on
medications to treat diabetes, high blood pressure
and high cholesterol. The men in this group must have
waist sizes greater than or equal to 38 inches. The
women in this group must have waist sizes greater
than or equal to 35 inches.
A second group of participants with waist sizes smaller
than 38 inches (for men) and 35 inches (for women)
must be on NO medications other than birth control
pills for women.
During the course of the study, participants will
continue to eat the meals and drink the beverages
they enjoy with minor restrictions. For 12 weeks of
the 16-week study, they will eat an additional entrée
each day, provided by the Center. The entrée
will either be a non-bean meal or contain a standard
serving of beans, half a cup.
For more information, please call 795-8396 or apply
online at www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov.
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday,
March 7, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley
Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from Feb. 28.
2. Continued review of graduate faculty nominations.
3. New academic program request: Master of Science
degree in Forensic Psychology and Master of Arts
degree in Forensic Psychology.
4. New academic program request: Doctor of Philosophy
in Atmospheric Sciences.
5. New academic program request: Geographic Information
Science Graduate Certificate.
6. Matters arising.
Please note that new courses are attached with these
- Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Armand “Max” Souby
Armand Max Souby, retired principal investigator and
adjunct professor in chemical engineering, died Feb.
20 after a lengthy battle with leukemia. He was 88.
He was born in Murfreesboro, Tenn., to Armand Max
Souby Sr. and Susan Isabel Smith Souby on Jan. 12,
Max grew up in Nashville, Tenn., where he attended
Peabody Demonstration School (now the University School
of Nashville), and Vanderbilt University, graduating
magna cum laude with a degree in chemical engineering.
He began work in the refining research and development
division of Humble Oil and Refining Company (now ExxonMobil)
at Baytown, Texas in 1939. He was successively technical
trainee, junior chemist, chemist, research chemist,
section head, and research associate. Retiring in
1971, he joined the chemical engineering faculty of
the University of North Dakota in 1972, serving variously
as program manager, principal investigator, adjunct
professor, and associate member of the graduate faculty.
His later research was largely concerned with the
conversion of natural gas or coal to clean-burning
“Max Souby joined UND as the project manager
for Project Lignite, a federally-funded research effort
directed by Professor Donald E. Severson to study
converting North Dakota lignite directly to liquids,”
said Tom Owens, professor emeritus of chemical engineering.
“Almost from the moment he arrived in Grand
Forks, Max began taking an active role in the University
and Grand Forks communities. He started taking game
films for UND’s football and basketball programs
in 1972, and he continued until he retired in 1982.
During that 10-year period, Max filmed all home and
away football games and home basketball games. Max
was also an active member of his church, political
party, the UND Faculty Club and Grand Forks Rotary.
He maintained his interest in UND, particularly Sioux
athletics, even after retiring and moving to San Marcos,
Texas. Max and his wife, Lib, have remained generous
contributors to the UND Foundation, particularly to
chemical engineering, which benefits immensely from
the Severson-Souby Endowment.”
He retired from UND in 1982 and moved to San Marcos
to be close to his daughters. Max was a Fellow of
the American Association for the Advancement of Science
and of the American Institute of Chemists. He was
also a member of the American Institute of Chemical
Engineers, the American Chemical Society, the National
Society of Professional Engineers, and Sigma Xi, the
scientific research society.
He was a long time member and active in the Episcopal
Church, serving in various parishes as vestryman,
clerk, treasurer, senior warden, lector, lay reader,
and lay eucharistic minister. In San Marcos he was
a member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and
one of the founders of the St. Mark’s Computer
School, dedicated to providing computer training for
the low income or disadvantaged community members
and later to senior citizens. For 19 years he worked
with the Tax Counseling for the Elderly Program, the
last three years responsible for e-filing the returns.
He was a member of The Rotary Club of San Marcos and
the Quail Creek Country Club where he enjoyed golf
and gourmet meals.
He was preceded in death by his parents and by his
brother Edwin Lowry Souby who died in Vietnam. Max
is survived by his wife of 57 years, Catherine Elizabeth
Walters Souby of San Marcos, four daughters: Susan
and husband Robert Burnett and Anne and husband Donald
Skrabanek of Austin; Margaret and husband Jerry Smith
of Corpus Christi, Myra Catherine and husband Chris
Peddie of Houston, and five grandchildren: Alana and
Ava Skrabanek of Austin; and Josephine, Maximillian,
and Malcolm Peddie of Houston.