from President Kupchella: Reporting to the campus community
on the successes of the current University of North Dakota
The University Planning and Budget Committee has acknowledged
the importance of documenting the successes of the current
strategic plan as we enter the early phases of development
of a new plan for UND. For each of the six primary priority
action areas of the current plan, the UPBC will report on
the major accomplishments and the major items in need of
further work. These will be made available on the strategic
planning website and conveyed to the campus community through
the forums we will be hosting this spring and through other
media or communication such as this.
To date, the first two priority action areas reviewed by
the committee were service and enrollment management. The
major accomplishments directly attributable to the plan
under Priority Action Area C,
“Serve the people of North Dakota, the
region, the nation, and the world more effectively through
applied and basic research, cultural experiences, and economic
development programs, as well as through a comprehensive
array of educational offerings.”
The following examples of major accomplishments
- Program-to-program articulation agreements have been
established with 52 community colleges involving more
than 800 separate program-to-program articulation agreements.
- The Writers Conference remains a strong feature of UND’s
- Thirteen undergraduate degree programs are now in place
available on an evening/weekend schedule. No such programs
were available prior to the year 2000.
- Two degree-completion programs and two additional degree
programs are now available predominantly on the internet.
There were no such programs before the year 2000.
- Our Workforce Development Program remains strong, serving
227 businesses and enrolling 1,859 participants in 2003
- A Vice President for Research has been appointed and
a University Research Council has been impaneled.
- Five new doctoral programs have been established.
- Funding has been secured for doubling of our Center
- The Energy & Environmental Research Center’s
portfolio has been expanded and is now supported by an
$8 million expansion of EERC’s facilities.
- Twenty-four off-campus degree programs are now available.
- The Ralph Engelstad Arena, in cooperation with UND Athletics,
offers a much expanded array of entertainment opportunities
to the entire State of North Dakota and the greater region.
This includes a greatly expanded television and radio
broadcast reach. The regional environmental impact of
REA events is estimated at over $70 million annually.
Also, these activities have greatly enhanced opportunities
for building campus community.
Among the items identified in need of further work
- We need to continue to explore ways of expanding our
experiential learning program.
- A Public Service Center remains to be developed. A directory
of faculty professional staff expertise is being completed.
- More University lectureships must be endowed to reach
the level of twelve by the year 2010.
In the priority action area having to do with the
enrollment management, some major accomplishments are noted
s Fall and spring record enrollments were recorded for
the last two years, exceeding the targets established in
the University’s strategic plan.
s Our entire scholarship program was reviewed and revised.
s A “Getting-Started” orientation and registration
program was developed for transfer students.
s Most of the goals having to do with student mix are largely
being reached. The University now has 365 American
Indian students, 343 minority students other than
American Indians, and 441 international students as of the
fall of 2003.
- New admission standards have been established and will
be implemented beginning in 2005.
- A record number of Presidential Scholars enrolled –
169 – in the Fall of 2003.
Among those things needing additional attention and work:
- We need to find additional ways of enriching our first-year
experience for students.
- We need to expand our scholarship program to bring
about even more completely the desired student mix profile
expressed in the strategic plan.
- We need to improve both our retention and graduation
Again, a complete report on each of these two areas is,
or will soon be, available on the website. Reports on the
other priority action areas will be given to the campus
as they are received by the UPBC. Your thoughts relative
to these reports are welcome. Send your comments to http://www.und.edu/stratplan2/html/survey.html.
– Charles Kupchella, president.
Reminder to complete
harassment training program
We thank those who have completed harassment training.
If you have not yet completed the training, please do so
immediately. This training is required for all faculty and
staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise
others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful
campus community for everyone. If you have any questions
regarding how to access the training program, please contact
the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your
– Charles Kupchella, president.
evaluation report available online
Members of the Higher Learning Commission, part of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, which
is responsible for accrediting UND, have issued a report
of their accreditation visit to the University. It is available
online at www.und.edu/dept/cilt/nca. The accreditation process
is not officially ended until we receive a letter from the
chief executive officer of the Higher Learning Commission
indicating the decision of the commission.
-- Charles Kupchella, president.
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video to be shown on Channel 3
The short historical video honoring this year’s UND
retirees that was shown at the Founders Day banquet Feb.
26 will be broadcast on cable Channel 3 daily through Saturday,
March 6, at 1 and 5 p.m. – Fred Wittmann, assistant
to the vice president and director of project development,
division of student and outreach services
unavailable Saturday morning
On Saturday, March 6, beginning at 5 a.m., the UND telephone
switch will be brought down to install a new processor.
The procedure is expected to take approximately two hours.
During those two hours, the telephone switch will be out
of service, and no calls to campus phone numbers with the
777 prefix can be placed or received. Any calls in progress
at 5 a.m. will be disconnected.
Please make note that during the two hours the telephone
switch will be out of service, there also will be no access
to the dial-up modems 777-0123 or 777-0125, and there will
be no access to voice mail.
We apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause.
– Lois MacGregor, Telecommunications.
Following is the schedule for the Empire Arts Center.
Sunday, March 7, Grand Forks Youth Symphony, 3 p.m.
Thursday, March 11, Leon Russell concert, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, March 13, Classic movie, Perils of Pauline, 2:30
and 7:30 p.m.
Thursday and Friday, March 18-19, Valley Middle School musical,
Saturday, March 20, Fraternal Order of Police benefit concert,
Sunday, March 21, Icelandic community association program,
Thursday, March 25, Showtime @ the Empire, local music,
Friday, March 26, UND Writers Conference movie, Struggles
in Steel, 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 27, A night of improv comedy, 9 & Numb,
Thursday and Friday, April 1-2, Schroeder Middle School
musical, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 3, Skateboard videos, 7 p.m.
Our schedule is subject to change. An exhibition of art
by Melissa McDougall is on display in the Empire Art Gallery
during the month of March. Please call 746-5500 if you have
any questions about the Empire or our events.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Mark Landa, Empire Arts
will not meet Monday
The graduate committee will not meet Monday, March 8.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
set for Maureen Kelly Jonason
The final examination for Maureen Kelly Jonason, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning,
is set for 2 p.m. Monday, March 8, in Room 104, Education
Building. The dissertation title is “An Arm Around
the Shoulder and a Kick in the Pants: Thirty Years of Assisting
Underprepared Students at Minnesota State University Moorhead’s
New Center for Multidisciplinary Studies.” Kathleen
Gershman (educational foundations and research) is the committee
The public is invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit,
dean, graduate school
will address storm water prevention plans
The Federal Clean Water Act established storm water requirements
to control the direct discharge of pollutants into waters
of the state. Under delegation from EPA and the North Dakota
Department of Health, 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 flows through
the City of Grand Forks.
A public meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, March 8,
at City Hall Council Chambers, 255 N. Fourth St., at the
regularly scheduled council meeting.
This notice has been issued 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’s, county’s, or University’s
storm water pollution prevention plan may be directed to
the contacts listed below.
For further information about the city plan, contact Mike
Shea, environmental coordinator, City of Grand Forks, P.O.
Box 5200, Grand Forks, ND 58206-5200, (701) 746-2713. For
the county plan, contact Carol McMahon at 780-8412, and
for the University plan contact Paul Clark at 777-3005.
U Band concert features famed euphonium soloist
The Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted by James
Popejoy, will present a concert at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, March
9, in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Their special guest
will be the world renowned euphonium soloist, Brian Bowman.
Tickets, available at the door, are $5 for general admission,
$2 for students and senior citizens, or $10 per family.
The Wind Ensemble will perform two exciting new works for
winds: “Ride” by Samuel Hazo, and a piece by
Steven Bryant, based on Percy Grainger’s masterwork
“Lincolnshire Posy,” titled “ImPercynations.”
Also on their program will be Gordan Jacob’s “An
Original Suite,” and a performance of the first movement
of Vittorio Giannini’s “Symphony No. 3,”
conducted by graduate conductor Steve Werpy. Brian Bowman
will be featured as a guest soloist on two works, “Vintage”
by David Gillingham, and Herbert L. Clarke’s famous
brass feature, “Carnival of Venice.”
The University Band will open the concert with “Prestissimo”
gallop by the great circus march composer Karl King. Also
on their program will be several new original works for
band, including “To A New Dawn” by Philip Sparke,
and Frank Ticheli’s “Simple Gifts: Four Shaker
Songs.” David Gillingham’s “Foster’s
America,” based on several songs written by early
American composer Stephen Foster, will be conducted by Steve
Werpy. Dr. Bowman will be featured on euphonium with the
ensemble in Lewis Buckley’s “The Yellow Rose
of Texas Variations.”
Brian Bowman enjoys a distinguished career as a soloist,
clinician, recording artist, educator, and administrator.
His many guest appearances and solo performances with the
University of Michigan Symphony Band, the United States
Navy Band, the United States Armed Forces Bicentennial Band,
the United States Air Force Band, and the River City Brass
Band have earned him a well-deserved reputation. He has
performed as a soloist in all 50 states, Canada, Mexico,
the Virgin Islands, Norway, Finland, Germany, Belgium, Great
Britain, France, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and the People’s
Republic of China. In addition to his many live performances,
Dr. Bowman has appeared with the New Sousa Band in the Wolftrap
PBS television special, and can be heard on his four commercial
solo albums and 35-plus service band recordings. Currently
professor of euphonium at the University of North Texas,
Dr. Bowman has also served on the music faculty of six other
universities. Characterized by virtuosic technique and a
warm rich velvet tone, Brian Bowman’s playing has
thrilled audiences for more than a quarter of a century.
His superb musicianship and dedication to fine brass playing
have made him the foremost euphonium soloist in the world
today. His career of “firsts” is impressive
and includes presenting the first euphonium recital at New
York’s Carnegie Hall in 1976, the first euphonium
concert tour of Japan, and presenting the first euphonium
master class at the Paris Conservatory of Music, France,
as well as serving as a master teacher at the first Deutsche
Tubaforum workshop in Hammelburg, Germany, 1991.
In addition to performing on the March 9 concert, Dr. Bowman
will present a master class and clinic on Monday, March
8, at 7 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes
Fine Arts Center. This session is free and open to the public.
University music students will be critiqued by Dr. Bowman,
along with several outstanding high school low brass performers.
For additional information concerning this performance
or the master class, please contact the UND Band Department
– James Popejoy, director of bands.
progress reports due March 12
“Unsatisfactory Progress Report” forms are
due in the registrar’s office by noon Friday, March
12. Please adhere to the following procedures to assure
that accurate and adequate information is transmitted to
1. The departmental office picks up forms, and transmits
them to teaching faculty through routine procedures.
2. Faculty complete a form for each class section.
Note: Forms for all sections are to be completed and returned.
If no students are deficient, the blank sheet must be signed
and returned. It is considered verification that the instructor
considers no students to be deficient at this time.
3. If the form includes names of students who have never
attended class, mark them as failing. This information should
initiate action by the student to correct any error in registration
prior to the last day to drop (Friday, April 2).
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
5. The “Unsatisfactory Progress Report” forms
are to be completed by all faculty members and returned
to the Office of the Registrar no later than noon Friday,
March 12. Adherence to this schedule is essential since
computer processing is done over the weekend. Reports not
received in our office by noon March 12 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 of March 15.
6. Please do not send through the mail and do not allow
students to deliver forms. Please return forms, in a secure
manner, directly to the Office of the Registrar, 201 Twamley
Thank you very much for your cooperation. If you have any
questions, please call our office at 777-2712.
– Nancy Krogh, registrar.
listed for March 17-26
Below are U2 workshops for March 17-26. Visit our web site
for additional workshops in March, April, and May.
Please 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
Employee and Non-Employee Travel Policies and Procedures,
and Food Purchase Approvals: March 17, 9 to 11 a.m., Memorial
Room, Memorial Union. Brush up on the procedures to follow
for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline
tickets and employee travel expense vouchers; as well as
on the travel procedures to follow for non-employees, students
and nonresident aliens. Presenters: accounting services
and dining services.
Excel XP, Beginning: March 22, 24, and 26, 9 a.m. to noon
(nine hours total), 361 Upson II Hall, (limited seating).
Introduces Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations,
format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create
and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter:
Prevent Harassment, Promote Respect (instructor led): March
22, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 312 Education Hall. Presenter: Gerry
Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: March 23, 2
to 4 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Find out what your
responsibilities are if you ship or receive hazardous material.
If you fill out paperwork for a package, put material in
a package, hand a package to a delivery person, receive
a package from a delivery person, or open a package containing
hazardous material, then you must have this training. Presenter:
Better Safe Than Sorry: March 25, 2 to 4 p.m., 10-12 Swanson
Hall. This awareness workshop will cover those general safety
issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless
of their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident
reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials,
personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies.
Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
within the University.
Lab dedication set for March 17
The dedication ceremony for the Positron Imaging Research
Laboratory, located in the basement of the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, is set for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March
17. Please mark your calendars and plan to attend. Sen.
Byron Dorgan (D-ND) will be an honored guest as we formally
dedicate the laboratory, which includes the PETscanner,
cyclotron and hot lab.
In addition to scientist-faculty members at the Medical
School, we would also like to invite area scientists, especially
at UND, who would be interested in this technology.
– Shelley Pohlman, Public Affairs, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
discuss rural health opportunities
A medical school Dean’s Hour lecture at noon Tuesday,
March 23, will focus on “Rural Health Opportunities
and Challenges: The National Perspective,” presented
by Marcia Brand, director, Federal Office of Rural Health
Policy Health Resources and Services Administration, Washington,
D.C. It will be held at the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, Wold
Bio-Information Learning Resources Center, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
This presentation will be broadcast at the following sites:
Southeast campus, Room 225 – IVN; Southwest campus,
Conference Room B – IP video; Northwest campus office
– IVN and IP video.
For additional information contact the office of the dean
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Writers Conference set for March 22-27
The University of North Dakota will celebrate the 35th
anniversary of the Writers Conference March 22-27. All events
will take place at the Memorial Union, unless otherwise
The schedule follows.
Tuesday, March 23: 5 p.m., Larry Woiwode introduces
Forks writers, UND Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Wednesday, March 24: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: Writing on the Northern Plains, Louise Erdrich,
Mark Turcotte, Larry Woiwode, moderator John Ettling; 4
p.m., Mark Turcotte; 8 p.m., Louise Erdrich – Presidential
Thursday, March 25: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: Country of Origin, Elmaz Abinader, Annie Dawid,
Louise Erdrich, Mark Turcottte, moderator Patti Alleva;
4 p.m., Marilynne Robinson; 8 p.m., Larry Woiwode.
Friday, March 26: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: Essay, Fiction, Film, Poem, Memoir: How to
Choose? Elmaz Abinader, Tony Buba, Albert Goldbarth, Marilynne
Robinson, Larry Woiwode, moderator Michael Beard; 4 p.m.,
Elmaz Abinader, Burtness Theatre; 8 p.m., Tony Buba, Empire
Saturday, March 27: 10 a.m., student and public readings;
noon, panel: New Directions, Tony Buba, Albert Godlbarth,
Marilynne Robinson, moderator Tami Carmichael; 2 p.m., Annie
Dawid; 8 p.m., Albert Goldbarth.
The film festival schedule follows:
Monday, March 22: 2 p.m., Northern Lights (Lecture Bowl);
6 p.m., The Right Stuff (Lecture Bowl).
Tuesday, March 23: 2 p.m., Nashville (Lecture Bowl); 6
p.m., The Circle (Lecture Bowl).
Wednesday, March 24: 2 p.m., The Business of Fancydancing
(Lecture Bowl); 6 p.m., Warriors (Lecture Bowl).
Thursday, March 25: 2 p.m., Housekeeping (Lecture Bowl);
6 p.m., Seabiscuit (Lecture Bowl).
Friday, March 26: 2 p.m., selected short films by Tony
Buba (Lecture Bowl); 8 p.m., Struggles in Steel (The Empire).
Saturday, March 27: 4 p.m., Rabbit-Proof Fence (Lecture
Bowl); 6 p.m., Beauty and the Beast (1947 version) (Lecture
Featured authors are:
- Tony Buba,whose award winning documentaries have earned
him Guggenheim, Rockefeller, and National Endowment for
the Arts fellowships, as well as the praise of internationally
renowned fellow film artist Werner Herzog, who once asked
to see “everything you’ve made.” Struggles
in Steel and Lightning Over Braddock, A Rustbowl Fantasy
have been screened at such festivals as Sundance, Toronto,
and Berlin. He has had one-person shows at The Museum
of Modern Art, the Whitney Museum, and elsewhere.
- Eelmaz Abinader, poet, playwright, performance artist,
won the Josephine Miles PEN Award for her poetry collection
of In the Country of My Dreams. Her play Country of Origin
won two Drammies from the Oregon drama critics, and she
is currently touring with two other plays, Ramadan Moon
and When Silence is Frightening. Her memoir Children of
the Roojme, a Family’s Journey from Lebanon, remains
a classic Arab-American representative of the genre.
- Tony Khalife, a well-known San Francisco area composer
and musician, composes for and accompanies Abinader. Lebanese
by birth, Khalife emigrated to the United States during
the Civil War, bringing with him a style of guitar and
tabla playing that interweaves Indian, Middle-Eastern,
Flamenco, and Rock and Roll in a blend that has captivated
Bay Area audiences and beyond. Most recently, he wrote
and performed the music for the film Livinia’s Dream,
a new release.
- Poet Mark Turcotte spent his earliest years on North
Dakota’s Turtle Mountain Chippewa Reservation and
in the migrant camps of western United States. Now living
in Sister Bay, Wis., he has published three volumes of
poetry, including Exploding Chippewas. His work, which
has appeared in such journals as Poetry, TriQuarterly,
and North Dakota Quarterly, has been nominated for the
Pushcart Prize three times. Turcotte received a Lannan
Foundation Literary Completion grant in 2001-02.
- Presidential Lecturer Louise Erdrich returns to UND
with three new books out in the past year, each in a different
genre: her latest novel, The Master Butchers Singing Club,
Original Fire: New and Selected Poems, and, in the National
Geographic Society’s Literary Travel Series, Books
and Islands in Ojibwe Country. Widely acclaimed for her
fiction, Erdrich has also hoed beets in Wahpeton, waitressed
in Boston, and taught poetry in prisons. Her novel Love
Medicine (1983) won the National Book Award for fiction.
- Annie Dawid, who taught English at UND in the late 1980s,
now directs creative writing at Lewis and Clark College.
Her short stories have won the Raymond Carver Short Story
Contest, among others, and appeared in important anthologies.
Carnegie Mellon University Press has collected them in
her latest book, Lily in the Desert. Her novel York Ferry,
in a second printing, received a word-of-mouth citation
from Library Journal. Dawid serves as Writer in Residence
at this year’s conference.
- North Dakota Poet Laureate and Rough Rider Award winner
Larry Woiwode has published fiction in The Atlantic, Esquire,
Harper’s, The New Yorker and many other publications.
His first novel, What I’m Going to Do, I Think,
received the William Faulkner Foundation Award; his second,
Beyond the Bedroom Wall was a finalist for both the National
Book Award and the National Book Critic’s Circle
Award. This semester Woiwode balances time on his farm
near Mott with teaching creative writing in UND’s
- If two-time National Book Critics Circle Award winner
for poetry Albert Goldbarth’s name seems familiar
to UND audiences, it may be because of his poem “The
Sciences Sing a Lullaby,” which appeared on last
year’s conference publicity. A prolific writer whom
David Barber called, in Poetry, “American poetry’s
consummate showman,” he has just published his first
novel, Pieces of Payne, with Graywolf Press. A Chicago
native, he serves as Distinguished Professor of the Humanities
at Wichita State University.
- Marilynne Robinson’s widely acclaimed novel Housekeeping
(1981), also a major motion film, has become a contemporary
classic. Her second book, Mother Country, was a finalist
for the National Book Award in nonfiction for 1989. The
Death of Adam: Essays on Contemporary Thought received
the PEN/Spielvogel-Diamonstein Award for the Art of the
Essay. A recipient of the 1998 Mildred and Harold Strauss
Living Award from the Academy of Arts and Letters, she
is a long-time member of the University of Iowa Writers
Workshop fiction faculty.
— Jim McKenzie, director, Writers Conference.
focuses on strengthening rural and public health
The annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public Health,
an interdisciplinary forum for sharing strategies for building
and sustaining healthy rural communities, is set for Wednesday
through Friday, March 24-26, at the Fargo Holiday Inn.
The conference will offer participants a chance to hear
from some of the most knowledgeable people in the areas
of rural and public health. Oral and poster presentations
will address four core areas: health care administration,
health promotion and disease prevention, environmental health
and occupational health, and diverse populations and health
Keynote speakers include Marcia Brand, director of the
federal Office of Rural Health policy, Health Resources
and Services Administration, Washington, D.C.; Terry Dwelle,
North Dakota state health officer, Bismarck; Monica Mayer,
family practice, Trinity Community Clinic, New Town, N.D.;
and Donna Sweet, professor of internal medicine at the University
of Kansas School of Medicine-Wichita and director of the
Kansas AIDS Education and Training Center. Miss North Dakota
2004, Sara Schelkoph, a registered nurse who holds a Bachelor
of Science in nursing from UND, will deliver a luncheon
Registration for the conference is due Monday, March 15.
For more information or to register, go to www.bismarckstate.edu/cce/ruralhealth.
Continuing education hours are available for those who qualify.
The Dakota Conference is coordinated by the Bismarck State
College and sponsored by Altru Health System, North Dakota
Public Health Association, North Dakota Academy of Physician
Assistants, the UND College of Nursing, and the UND School
of Medicine and Health Sciences/ Center for Rural Health,
Department of Community Medicine, Department of Family Medicine,
and North Dakota AIDS Education and Training Center.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
host annual science day for children
Fifth- and sixth-grade students from throughout the region
are invited to attend the annual Elementary School Science
Day Saturday, March 27, at the School of Medicine and Health
The event features a hands-on approach to learning, and
is open to any child who wishes to participate. It is hosted
by the UND chapter of the American Medical Student Association
(AMSA); organizers request a non-refundable $2 fee and preregistration
form for each child. Registration deadline is Friday, March
Participating students may choose to attend either the
morning (8 a.m. to noon) or afternoon (1 to 5 p.m.) session.
Medical student-supervised activities, designed to stimulate
children’s interest in science, will focus on human
health and anatomy, use of computers in medicine to learn
about organ function and disease, awareness of the dangers
of tobacco use, and various projects to demonstrate scientific
principles. An age-appropriate talk on AIDS is open only
to those with parental consent.
Barbara Swenson, second-year medical student, is project
coordinator. For more information or to request a registration
form, contact her, c/o Office of Public Affairs, UND School
of Medicine and Health Sciences, PO Box 9037, Grand Forks,
ND 58202-9037; call 777-4305, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
invited for research seed money
The University Senate invites applications for faculty
research seed money awards. The deadline for submission
is 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, 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 to 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
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 apply:
- 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 be listed.
- 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 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, March
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 ORPD, Twamley Hall, Room 105
Campus Box 7134
Attn: Review Committee (_______)
Faculty research seed money
Proposed 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, mechanical engineering,
Health sciences (11): Community medicine, family medicine,
internal medicine, nutrition and dietetics, obstetrics-gynecology,
occupational therapy, pediatrics, physical therapy, surgery.
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, space studies.
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.
UPC spring concert
to feature Blues Traveler, Gin Blossoms
The University Program Council and Ralph Engelstad Arena
will present the UND Spring Concert featuring Blues Traveler
with special guests Gin Blossoms Thursday, April 1, at 7:30
p.m. in the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Tickets go on sale Monday,
March 8. UND student tickets are $5 and available at Ralph
Engelstad Arena. Tickets for non-UND students are $25 and
are available at the REA box office, all Ticketmaster locations
by calling 772-5151, or online at theralph.com. All seats
are general admission.
Council on the Arts announces upcoming grant rounds
April 1 is the application deadline for several North Dakota
Council on the Arts (NCDA) grant programs. Applications
to the Artist-in-Residence, Community Arts Access, Lewis
and Clark Community, Presenter Support, and Teacher Incentive
grant programs must be postmarked by April 1. Non-profit
organizations with projects occurring on or between Jan.
1 and June 30, 2004, are eligible to apply during this spring
Applications to the Traditional Arts Apprenticeship program
must be postmarked by May 15 for projects occurring on or
between July 1, 2004, and April 30, 2005.
Brief descriptions of each grant program are given below.
Complete guidelines and downloadable application forms are
available on the NDCA Web site, www.DiscoverND.com/arts,
or by calling the NDCA office at (701) 328-7590.
- Artist-in-Residence: Sponsor: The Artist-in-Residence
program provides matching funds for schools and other
non-profit organizations to bring artists into North Dakota
schools and communities to conduct residencies of three
days or longer. This program is designed to provide students,
teachers, and community members with hands-on experiences
and personal interactions with working artists. Residencies
can give students an understanding of quality art and
appreciation for cultural traditions.
- Artist-in-Residence: New Artist: Artists who want to
participate in Artist-in-Residence grant program must
be on the NDCA’s Arts-in-Education Artists Roster.
Applications may be reviewed concurrently with Artist-in-Residence:
Sponsor applications, although artists can be reviewed
on their own. To view the entire roster, visit the new
Arts in Education Web site on the NDCA’s site.
- Community Arts Access (formerly Access): A state-funded,
community-based grant program, Community Arts Access is
designed to benefit organizations that present arts programming
in small and rural communities in North Dakota. It also
supports organizations in communities of all sizes whose
arts programming makes a deliberate and focused effort
to serve a special constituency or an underserved audience
in that community.
- Lewis and Clark Community Grant: This community grant
is designed to benefit North Dakota communities, artists,
arts organizations, educational institutions, and the
general public. The program provides communities with
financial assistance for events such as, but not limited
to, performances, exhibitions, murals, workshops, and
special events relating to the era of the Lewis and Clark
Expedition. Funds are provided through the North Dakota
- Presenter Support: Presenter Support benefits nonprofit
organizations that are not eligible for other grant programs
through the NDCA, offers financial support for arts events
and programming, and supports organizations in communities
with a population of 6,000 or more. Communities with a
population of under 6,000 should refer to the Community
Arts Access program.
- Teacher Incentive: The Teacher Incentive program is
a means of providing financial assistance to teachers
who wish to explore new and creative ways of incorporating
the arts into the non-arts curriculum of a classroom.
Projects may involve the visual arts, poetry/fiction writing,
performing arts, architecture, folk arts, or any combination
of artistic disciplines.
- Traditional Art Apprenticeship: The Traditional Arts
Apprenticeship Program is designed to honor and encourage
the preservation of North Dakota’s diverse living
traditions by providing grants that allow master traditional
artists to pass their skills and knowledge to apprentices
on a one-to-one basis over an extended period of time.
The NDCA also offers professional development and special
projects grants that have a rolling deadline of four weeks
prior to the start of an event.
The North Dakota Council on the Arts is the state agency
responsible for the support and development of the arts
throughout North Dakota, and is funded by the state legislature
and the National Endowment for the Arts. For more information,
contact Ben Nemenoff, N.D. Council of the Arts, (701) 328-7594.
discusses Omdahl, Strinden
The Bureau of Governmental Affairs announces the inaugural
Frank Wenstrom Lecture Series. The lecture will be presented
Tuesday, April 6, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union’s
Fred Orth Lecture Bowl. The evening will explore the careers
and opinions of former Lieutenant Governor Lloyd Omdahl
and former House Majority Leader Earl Strinden. All friends
and colleagues, and all others interested in the significant
contributions these two have made to North Dakota, are encouraged
– Steve Snortland, assistant director, Bureau of
offer Easter brunch
The UND Athletic Department and Ralph Engelstad Arena invite
you to Easter Sunday Brunch at Ralph Engelstad Arena on
Sunday, April 11, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The menu will include
waffle delight, breads galore, bountiful buffet, fresh fruit
cascade, everything omelets, peel and eat shrimp, and much,
much more! Beside a great meal, you can enjoy self-guided
building tours, including ice level. Open skating will be
available in the Olympic Arena from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. There
will be an Easter egg hunt for children 6 and under, and
a special prize drawing for kids 7-12 (win a new mountain
bike). Other door prizes include a pair of World Junior
ticket packages ($900 value), gas grill and two paid tuitions
to UND Hockey Camp ($420 value). Other family fun activities
include Puck Shoot and Games to Go, and the Easter Bunny
will make a special appearance. For reservations call 777-4920.
III links campus research and business communities
R&D Showcase III will be held Thursday, April 29, at
the Fargodome in Fargo. This year’s showcase seminar
will be hosted by North Dakota State University and features
the theme “Technology as a Catalyst for North Dakota’s
Growth.” Sessions will highlight ways in which campus
research and development activities can successfully interact
with the business community to spur economic growth. Area
business leaders, along with campus faculty, staff, and
students, are encouraged to attend.
Bruce McWilliams, president and CEO of Tessera Technologies,
Inc. of San Jose, Calif., will be the keynote speaker. McWilliams
has been involved in a number of high-tech companies, including
S-Vision Inc., a silicon chip-based display company; Flextronics
International Ltd., an electronic manufacturing services
company; and nCHIP Inc., a multi-chip module packaging company.
Tessera Technologies, Inc. is a developer of intellectual
property and services that help the semiconductor industry
build smaller, faster, and more reliable electronic products.
In 2002, Tessera was one of Inc. Magazine’s “The
Innovation 50,” a listing of the most inventive small
companies in entrepreneurial America. The company’s
advanced chip-scale packaging innovations have been used
in a wide range of wireless, computing, gaming, entertainment,
medical, and defense electronic products.
The dinner presentation will feature Paul Drzaic, vice
president of advanced development for Alien Technology,
who will share “The Alien Technology Story.”
For more information about the event or to register online,
go to http://www.ndsuresearchpark.com.
Scholar Program competition opens
The Fulbright Scholar Program’s annual competition
opened March 1 for lecturing, research, and lecturing/research
grants in over 140 countries. Each year 800 American scholars
go abroad as part of the Fulbright Scholar Program.
Faculty and administrators from two-year, four-year and
graduate institutions are invited to apply. Retired and
adjunct faculty frequently receive grants as well. Traditional
Fulbright awards vary from two months to an academic year
or longer. While foreign language skills are needed in some
countries, most lecturing assignments are in English.
Application deadlines for 2005-2006 grants are:
May 1, 2004 — Fulbright Distinguished Chairs awards
in Europe and Canada. A new chair in Israel has also been
Aug. 1, 2004 – Fulbright lecturing and research grants
Nov. 1, 2004 – Spring/summer seminars in Germany,
Korea and Japan for international education and academic
administrators as well as for the summer German studies
Visit www.cies.org to apply online or to download application
materials. You may also want to visit the Web site to familiarize
yourself with the new opportunities.
Your campus representative is Will Young (International
workshop set for June
A six-session workshop on Writing Across the Curriculum
will be offered for faculty on Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday
mornings (8:30 a.m. to noon), beginning June 7 and finishing
June 17. The event is designed to enable faculty to focus
intensively, and in collaboration with colleagues from across
campus, on developing or redeveloping the writing component
of a particular course or course sequence. Up to 10 faculty
can be accommodated in this workshop, and participating
faculty will receive stipends of $600 (subject to standard
This extended WAC workshop will be built around John Bean’s
book, Engaging Ideas: The Professor’s Guide to Integrating
Writing, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom.
This book is designed for an audience of “busy professors
from any academic discipline” who are interested in
helping students learn the ideas, skills, and thought processes
unique to their fields.
To learn more about the workshop structure and focus, or
for information on how to apply, please e-mail email@example.com
– Joan Hawthorne, WAC/WC coordinator.
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Be aware of automatic
Students who hope to enter UND as freshmen in the fall
of 2005 should be aware of changes to the automatic admission
standards. Students who are transferring to UND with less
than 24 transferable credits are subject to these new standards
as well. The ultimate goal of the change is to attract more
students who are likely to succeed in our rigorous academic
Automatic admission: High school graduates entering the
University of North Dakota as freshmen (and transfers with
less than 24 semester hours of transferable credit) in the
fall of 2005 will be automatically admitted when they:
- Achieve a satisfactory ACT score
- North Dakota high school graduates: 21
- Non-North Dakota high school graduates: 22
- Have a high school cumulative GPA: 2.50
- Fully meet core requirements:
- English (4 units), math (3 units of Algebra I or above),
lab science (3 units), social studies (3 units)
What follows provides guidance for students who may not
fully meet the above automatic admission standards but who
wish to join UND’s academic community.
Non-automatic admission: Students are encouraged to apply
for admission even if they don’t meet the automatic
admission standards and are deficient in only one of the
GPA or ACT standards. Students who are not automatically
admitted will be reviewed by a committee. The committee
will review all relevant information and extenuating circumstances
to make an admission decision that is in the best interest
of the student and institution.
– Kenton Pauls, Enrollment Services.
for fall 2004 tech fee funds
The student technology fee committee is calling for proposals
for fall 2004 technology fee dollars. The committee will
make recommendations on proposals based on the following:
Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
How does this project address your unit’s strategic
Number of students served
Level of support
Access for equipment
Matching funds from the department/unit
Technology available for redeployment
PLEASE NOTE: All proposals must be submitted using the
Fall 2004 (051) STF request form. Forms may be accessed
at: www.und.edu/org/stf/stfforms.html, or you may request
them via e-mail from Kim Pastir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departments/units should submit the proposals to their deans
or directors for review and prioritization. Units which
answer directly to vice presidents should submit proposals
to them for review and prioritization. Vice presidents,
deans and directors may have earlier deadlines.
The deadline to submit proposals to the Student Technology
Committee at Campus Box 9021 is Friday, March 19.
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
proposal budget. 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.
New members sought
for the Institutional Review Board
The UND Institutional Review Board (IRB) is a University-wide
committee with representation from the community as well.
The IRB is charged with the responsibility of reviewing
all research projects involving the use of human subjects
and determining compliance with applicable federal, state
and University policies. It is the intent of the University
of North Dakota, through the IRB and the Office of Research
and Program Development (ORPD), to assist investigators
engaged in human subjects research in conducting their research
along ethical guidelines reflecting professional as well
as community standards.
Members of the IRB are valued for their perspective and
insight on the human, social, ethical, scientific, and legal
aspects of the research reviewed at UND. Because of the
wide variety of research at UND, racial, ethnic, cultural,
and gender diversity on the Board is highly desirable. To
fulfill its obligation to protect human subjects participating
in research, and to meet the growing needs of the research
community, the UND IRB is in need of additional members.
If you are interested in serving on the IRB as a regular
member, an alternate member, or a member of the Clinical
Medical Subcommittee, please contact Renee Carlson, IRB
coordinator, at renee.Carlson@mail.und.nodak.edu or 777-4079.
A list of individuals interested in serving on the board
will be kept on file to use as the terms of current IRB
members expire, or as additional expertise is needed on
the board. Appointments to the IRB will be made by Peter
Alfonso, vice president for research.
– John Madden, chair, Institutional Review Board.
still time to arrange SGIDs
It’s not too late to make arrangements for an SGID
(Small Group Instructional Diagnosis), a midterm student
feedback process conducted by a trained faculty facilitator)
to be done in your class this semester. But please make
your request as soon as possible. Since the SGID generates
formative feedback, designed to be used by the teacher while
a class is still in progress, it is important to do it while
there is still some time left in the term.
To arrange for an SGID, contact Jana Hollands at 777-2998,
or email@example.com. For more information contact
— Joan Hawthorne, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Canada should carry proof of U.S. citizenship
With spring break coming up and people traveling, we thought
it worthwhile to share this advisory with American citizens
traveling to Canada. Immigration officials on the U.S. side
are becoming increasingly vigilant about requiring proof
of citizenship from Americans returning form visits to Canada.
Proof of citizenship has to be in the form of a U.S. passport
or birth certificate. A U.S. driver’s license is not
proof of citizenship.
If you have questions about traveling to Canada, please
call me at the Office of International Programs at 777-4118,
or you can call Pembina immigration directly at (701) 825-6722.
Have a happy and safe spring break.
– Joanna Hagerty, international student advisor,
Office of International Programs.
sought for UND experts directory
President Charles Kupchella is asking faculty and researchers
to help “populate” the newly redesigned online
UND experts directory. Created by the Office of University
Relations, the web site is one of several ways in which
UND will showcase its expertise and at the same time provide
access to service. It will also be a resource that will
allow colleagues, the media, and the public in general to
connect to expertise on campus. The UND Experts Directory
can be accessed at http://www.und.edu/experts. The site
currently spotlights academic units and stand-alone research
centers, but it will soon be modified to include non-academic
The retooled web site now features a searchable database.
For example, type in “gene” and the following
names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database:
David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf,
Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles,
The process for getting into the database is simple. The
online submission form is designed to allow faculty and
researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you
prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information
(name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows
you to include information under the following categories:
Education Publications Consulting
Research Grants Special
Presentations Patents Works in Progress
To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit
and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked
to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential).
This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date.
Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries
when they provide their October supplements.
from the general ledger will be purged
We are required to purge the previous fiscal year’s
general ledger detail transactions on an annual basis. This
purge will occur Friday, March 26, for the FY 2003 purge
(July 1, 2002 to June 30, 2003). After the purge is completed,
you will not be able to do online inquiries of detail transactions
on GL70 (04, 06, 08), GL7B, and GL53. Summary data will
continue to be available for the 15 previous fiscal years.
– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager, accounting
Studio One features
asbestos remover, Passion of the Christ
Asbestos remover Doug Reierson will discuss risks and precautions
associated with asbestos on the next edition of Studio One
on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. According to Reierson, asbestos
can be deadly when it gets disturbed. He will explain who
is at the greatest risk and what steps can be taken to prevent
Also on the next edition of Studio One, a new film has
attracted wide attention and comment. We will explore the
impact The Passion of the Christ is having on society.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program
produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center.
The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays.
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
Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
for Girls State position
The American Legion Auxiliary announces an opening for
the director of government position in the Girls State program.
The director of government is responsible for planning and
facilitating the substantive programming for the North Dakota
Girls State program held the first week of June every summer
Girls State: The American Legion Auxiliary believes that
training our youth about the basic ideals and principles
of our system of government will help to ensure the survival
of our republic. Through a unique citizenship training program,
Girls State teaches the youth of our nation to understand,
comprehend, and appreciate their roles as United States
citizens. Girls State began as one and two day sessions
in the late 1930s and since 1948 has been a regular part
of the Auxiliary’s Americanism curriculum. The national
program has grown from a few hundred participants to nearly
25,000 Girls State delegates annually, with about 400 right
here in North Dakota. Throughout the week, the participants
organize their own governments patterned after the city,
county, and state levels of North Dakota government. They
develop political parties and nominate candidates for office.
They discuss current events and make policy proposals. Girls
State consistently has been an effective recruiting and
public relations tool for UND.
Duties: Throughout the year, the director
of government must arrange for lecturers from the UND faculty,
work closely with UND staff to prepare the materials and
make facility arrangements for the government programming,
and contact state and local officials to visit the program.
During the week of Girls State, the director of government
meets daily with the counselors to train them in the logistics
of the program, emcees the assemblies, coordinates elections,
and provides instruction in basic elements of state and
local government and parliamentary procedure.
Requirements: Applicants must be willing
and able to attend the 2004 Girls State in Grand Forks June
5-11 and subsequent Girls States generally held the first
week in June each year. Ideal applicants will have the following
- knowledge of the Girls State program or a background
in education, government, or law
- desire to work with and mentor the high school age
girls participating in the program and the college-age
women serving as counselors
- commitment to the ideals of the Girls State program
and the importance of education in good citizenship
- ability to withstand a physically demanding program
- public speaking ability and good communication skills
- attention to detail and strong organizational skills
- connections to UND or Grand Forks are a plus
The director of government is compensated with a yearly
stipend and reimbursed for related costs, but the true payoff
comes from the interaction with the counselors and participants
in the program. Applicants need not be members of the American
Legion Auxiliary, and we encourage minorities and women
to apply. If you are interested in applying or seek additional
information, please contact Gretchen Wolf at (319) 430-7635
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape for spring? Want to become renewed and invigorated
when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obseity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
Chester Fritz Library:
Spring break hours for the Chester Fritz Library are: Saturday
and Sunday, March 13-14, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, March 20, closed;
Sunday, March 21, 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud,
Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
Spring break hours for the Library of Health Sciences are:
Friday, March 12, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 13,
1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 14, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 15-19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 20, 1 to
5 p.m.; Sunday, March 21, 1 p.m. to midnight.
– April Byars, Library of Health Sciences.
The Energy Survey, 10 multiple choice questions created
by students and faculty at UND measures your interest and
willingness to help fund projects that would make the UND
campus more environmentally friendly. Two $25 gift certificates
from Scheel’s Sporting Goods will be randomly awarded
to participants. Navigate to http://www.undeerc.org/energysurvey
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Kevin Harrison, graduate
for parenting study
Attention mothers! I am seeking married and single mothers
with children ages 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study
on parenting issues. Moms would be required to complete
seven questionnaires; it is estimated that this will take
approximately 45 minutes. If you are interested in participating
or would like more information, please call Erin Tentis,
psychology graduate student, at 777-3212, or e-mail email@example.com.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Erin Tentis, graduate student.
Center seeks volunteers for study
Minerals and bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over
$14 billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will
have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center want to know if taking minerals, such as
copper and zinc, with calcium supplements are more effective
in protecting bones compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements
free for two years. In addition, they will receive either
a copper/zinc supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can
be done in Grand Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’
choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take
part in this study. Medications that do not interfere with
calcium absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable.
Participants can earn $750.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition
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IRB must review
and approve human subjects research
The UND Institutional Review Board (IRB) must review and
approve any research carried out at the University of North
Dakota that involves human subjects or participants before
that research can begin. An IRB review is mandated by the
federal government to protect human subjects and is subject
to federal regulations and monitoring. The federal regulations
are available on the Office of Research and Program Development
(ORPD) web page at . The North Dakota Board of Higher Education
and UND policies also require completion of this review
The required documents are available on the ORPD web page.
As you prepare your proposal for submission, please be sure
to address all relevant items listed on the proposal form.
When reviewing proposals, IRB members use the checklist
to determine whether each item listed on it that applies
to your proposal is addressed properly. Also, please phrase
your proposal in “educated layman’s” terms
so that it is understandable to IRB members who may not
have a technical knowledge of your field.
You can submit your proposal to the Office of Research
and Program Development in 105 Twamley Hall, or mail it
to ORPD, Box 7134. Based on the nature of your research,
your proposal either will be reviewed by an individual board
member or by the full IRB. Should a full board review be
necessary, the IRB coordinator will contact you to explain
the process and requirements. You will be assigned a reviewer
in either case, and you should feel free to discuss your
proposal with the reviewer if you have any concerns or questions.
Should revisions be necessary, you will receive a written
request to make the changes and resubmit your proposal.
The IRB makes every effort to review proposals in a timely
manner. The review process may take several weeks, however,
and researchers therefore are urged to submit proposals
well in advance of the proposed start date.
Before you can begin your research, you must complete an
educational program on human subject protection. The UND
IRB now has three options for fulfilling the educational
requirement. The first option is an internet-based set of
modules sponsored by the Collaborative IRB Training Initiative
(CITI) and the University of Miami. The CITI course consists
of a group of modules encompassing the history of the IRB
system, the regulations governing human subjects research,
and topics specific to areas of particular importance, controversy
or complexity. Each module has a quiz associated with it.
The researcher should choose the track that best fits his
or her type of research, either Biomedical Research or Social/Behavioral
Research. The IRB determined that modules 1-12, 14-16 must
be taken by all investigators.
Registration for the modules is accessible at the URL http://jaguar.ir.miami.edu/~citireg/forms/citi.jsp.
Those registering for the course will receive a password
by email, generally within 24 hours. Specific UND requirements
are listed on the UND institutional page available on the
course site. Other educational options include attending
an IRB basics workshop, or reading the IRB researcher handbook
and taking a short answer quiz. Please contact the IRB coordinator
if you would like more information on any of these options.
In addition, principal investigators must provide a list
of the key personnel involved in the project to the ORPD,
so the office can maintain records of those individuals
that have completed training. If you any have questions
about the approval process, please contact the IRB coordinator
at 777-4079 for further information.
UNIVERSITY OF NORTH DAKOTA
INSTITUTIONAL REVIEW BOARD
MEETING AND DEADLINE DATES: MAY 2004 - MAY 2005
Meeting Date (Meetings held at 3 p.m.)
Fri., May 7, 2004
Wed., June 2, 2004
Wed., July 7, 2004
Wed., Aug. 4, 2004
Fri., Sept. 10, 2004*
Fri., Oct. 1, 2004
Fri., Nov. 5, 2004
Fri., Dec. 3, 2004
Fri., Jan. 14, 2005
Fri., March 4, 2005
Fri., Apr. 1, 2005
Fri., May 6, 2005
Deadline: Proposals Requiring Full Board Review
Tues, Apr. 27, 2004
Mon., May 24, 2004
Mon., June 28, 2004
Mon., July 26, 2004
Tues., Aug. 31, 2004
Tues., Sept. 21, 2004
Tues., Oct. 26, 2004
Tues., Nov. 23, 2004
Tues., Jan. 4, 2005
Fri., Feb. 4, 2005
Tues., Jan. 25, 2005
Tues., Feb. 22, 2005
Tues., March 22, 2005
Tues., Apr. 26, 2005
Deadline: Clinical Proposals (Require Subcommittee
& Full Board Review)
Tues, Apr. 20, 2004
Mon., May 17, 2004
Mon., June 21, 2004
Mon., July 19, 2004
Tues., Aug. 24, 2004
Tues., Sept. 14, 2004
Tues., Oct. 19, 2004
Tues., Nov. 16, 2004
Tues., Dec. 28, 2004
Tues., Jan. 18, 2005
Tues., Feb. 15, 2005
Tues., March 15, 2005
Tues., Apr. 19, 2005
NOTE: All meetings (except September) will be held at 3
p.m. in 305 Twamley. Changes in location, date, or time
will be announced in the University Letter prior to the
* The September meeting will be held at 3 p.m. in 20 Montgomery
– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders),
chair, Institutional Review Board.
will not run in University Letter
We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion
from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system
to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided
by the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education for
all campuses, offers more extensive search capabilities
than SPIN in addition to a variety of other services. The
following text from the COS home page offers a brief description
of the system:
“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading
Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings
together the world’s most prominent scientists and
researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations
and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and
services that enable these professionals to communicate,
exchange information and find the people and technologies
that are important to their work.
“These services include: COS Expertise, the database
of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000
R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities, the largest
source of grant information on the Web; COS Abstract Management
System, an online publishing solution for universities and
professional societies; and customized access to a range
of professional reference databases including U.S. patents,
MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative
samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic
areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published
them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding
opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number
we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty
seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because
they do not see something of interest in the University
Letter. Consequently, as of July 1, 2004, we will change
from listing a few samples of opportunities to encouraging
faculty to subscribe to COS to receive announcements by
e-mail or to conduct frequent searches for research opportunities
using the COS system. For faculty who would like help transitioning
to COS, ORPD will offer regularly scheduled workshops in
the use of COS beginning in March 2004. Please check the
University Letter for the time and place for the workshops.
A set of instructions for using COS can be found on the
ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/. To access
the instructions, select funding search instructions on
the web page.
— Will Gosnold, interim director, research and program
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program
Development at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is
provided for the exclusive use of the University of North
Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside
the University of North Dakota in any form except via the
COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AGENCY FOR HEALTHCARE RESEARCH AND QUALITY (AHRQ)
Practice-Based Research Networks (PBRNs) and the Translation
of Research Into Practice–Support for new or established
primary care practice-based research networks to evaluate
scientifically based strategies for translating evidence
into sustainable improvements in clinical practice and outcomes,
or develop, improve, or validate research dissemination
methods applicable to cancer control in primary care practice.
Deadlines: 4/13/04, 1/11/05. Contact: David Lanier, 301-427-1567;
AMERICAN FOUNDATION FOR SUICIDE PREVENTION (AFSP)
Pilot Grants support clinical, biological, or psychosocial
research from a variety of disciplines (including psychiatry,
medicine, psychology, genetics, epidemiology, neurobiology,
sociology, nursing, and others) on the problem of suicide.
Deadlines: 4/15/04, 8/15/04, 12/15/04. Contact: American
Foundation for Suicide Prevention, 212-363-3500; email@example.com;
AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION (ASF)
Public Project Proposals–Support for programs to enhance
public appreciation of culture, art, and thought of the
Nordic countries, with preference given to projects with
support from other sources also. Deadlines: 4/15/04, 8/15/04,
10/1/04. Contact: American-Scandinavian Foundation, 212-879-9779;
A-T CHILDREN’S PROJECT
Support for basic research related to Ataxia Telangiectasia
(A-T), a lethal genetic disease that attacks children, causing
progressive loss of muscle control, cancer, and immune system
problems. Deadline: None. Contact: Brad Margus, 954-481-6611;
BRAIN TUMOR SOCIETY
Basic Science Brain Tumor Research Grants support basic
scientific research projects with the potential to advance
brain tumor research. Deadline: 4/16/04. Contact: Carrie
Treadwell, 1-800-770-8287, ext. 10 or 480-575-8388; firstname.lastname@example.org;
CHICAGO BOARD OF TRADE EDUCATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Research Grants support scientific inquiry into the operation,
uses, and social impact of exchange-related futures and
options, especially research on development of new products.
Past grants have been given to scholars in the areas of
agricultural marketing, finance, and economics. Deadline:
None. Contact: Dorothy Ackerman, 312-435-7200; email@example.com;
CYSTIC FIBROSIS FOUNDATION (CFF)
CFF-NIH Funding Awards support Cystic Fibrosis related research
projects that have been submitted to and approved by the
National Institutes of Health (NIH), but cannot be supported
by NIH funds. Contact: Office of Grants Management, 301-951-4422;
Fellowship Research Grants support educational matters,
with emphasis on disciplines such as economics, philosophy,
international affairs, and government. Experimental proposals
in related areas are occasionally approved. Contact: Program
Officer, 313-761-8592; http://www.bu.edu/osp/FO03-404.html.
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Environmental and Resource Economics Workshops–Support
for workshops in the following categories: Dissertation
Workshops, Methods Development and Training Workshops, and
Current Issues Workshops. Deadline: 4/13/04. Contact: Brett
Snyder, 202-566-2261; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://yosemite.epa.gov/ee/epa/eed.nsf/Webpages/GrantSolicitations.htm.
Fritz E. Dreifuss International Travel Program–Support
for exchange of medical and scientific information and expertise
on epilepsy between the U.S. and other countries. Deadline:
None. Contact: Cathy Morris, 301-459-3700; email@example.com;
FANCONI ANEMIA RESEARCH FUND
Support to: identify and understand the function of the
Fanconi anemia genes and their products; facilitate clinical
trials for FA patients; determine causes of bone marrow
failure in Fanconi anemia; develop a model of clonal evolution;
and create shared resources for the international community.
Deadline: None. Contact: Mary Ellen Eiler, 541-687-4658;
FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION (FDA)
Support for Small Scientific Conference Grants–Support
for scientific meetings and conferences designed to coordinate,
exchange, and disseminate information when the objectives
are clearly within the scope of the FDA’s mission;
e.g., foods are safe, wholesome, sanitary, and properly
labeled; human veterinary drugs are safe and effective;
there is reasonable assurance of the safety and effectiveness
of devices intended for human use; cosmetics are safe and
properly labeled; and the public health and safety protected
from electronic product radiation). Deadlines: 4/15/04,
7/15/04, 10/15/04. Contact: Cynthia M. Polit, 301-827-7180;
HEREDITARY DISEASE FOUNDATION
John J. Wasmuth and Milton Wexler Postdoctoral Fellowships
support research that will contribute to identifying and
understanding the basic defect of Huntington’s disease.
Deadlines: 6/15/04, 10/15/04. Contact: Carl D. Johnson,
HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM ORGANIZATION (HFSPO)
Short-Term Fellowships provide support to spend 2 weeks
to 3 months working in a laboratory in another country to,
for example, learn new techniques or develop collaborations.
Contact: Short-Term Fellowships Coordinator, Telephone:
+33 (03) 8821-5134; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.hfsp.org/how/appl_forms_STF.htm.
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Integrative Cancer Biology Program–Support for reliably
predictive in silico or computational models of cancer initiation
and progression that can ultimately lead to development
of improved cancer interventions. Contact: Dan Gallahan,
301-435-5226; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CA.
NCI Career Development Awards for Quantitative Scientists
support scientists whose skills have not yet focused primarily
on questions of health and disease who wish to become cancer
researchers as independent investigators and/or as leaders
or co-leaders of interdisciplinary cancer research teams.
Contact: Lester S. Gorelic, 301-496-8580; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 3/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/20/04 (Application).
SBIR/STTR Initiative for Image-Guided Cancer Interventions–Support
for development and clinical validation of systems for image-guided
interventions (IGI) for cancer. Deadlines: 4/1/04, 8/1/04,
12/1/04. Contact: Keyvan Farahani, 301-496-9531; email@example.com;
NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION (NEA)
Learning and Leadership Grants support participation in
high-quality professional development experiences, such
as summer institutes or action research. Grants to groups
fund collegial study, including study groups, action research,
lesson study, or mentoring experiences for faculty or staff
new to an assignment. Deadline: None. Contact: Christine
Chirichella, firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nfie.org/programs/grantguides.htm.
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Near-Term Technology Development for Genome Sequencing–Support
to develop novel technologies to substantially reduce the
cost of genomic DNA sequencing. Contact: Jeffery A. Schloss,
301-496-7531; jeff_Schloss@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-04-002.html.
Deadlines: 3/15/04, 9/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/15/04,
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Accessible Health Promotion and Fitness for Persons With
Disabilities: SBIR/STTR–Support for innovative design
modifications of diagnostic medical devices and fitness
equipment that will be suitable for facilities or for home
in order to increase accessibility for persons with disabilities,
improve their health and wellness, and reduce the occurrence
of secondary conditions. Contact: Nancy L. Shinowara, 301-402-2242;
Deadlines: 3/17/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/16/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH
AIDS-Related Oral Malignancies and Tumors–Support
for research to improve our understanding of the biological
basis of development and progression of AIDS-related oral
cancers and tumors, and research identifying novel targets
for treatment, and biomarkers for early diagnosis and monitoring
of disease progression. Deadlines: 5/18/04 (Letter of Intent);
6/16/04 (Application). Contact: Mostafa Nokta, 301-594-7985;
Exploratory and Developmental Grants in Clinical Research
support developmental, exploratory, or pilot studies in
epidemiology, behavioral/social science research, or other
areas where research may be needed to collect preliminary
data or establish an adequate foundation for R01 level clinical
research addressing oral and craniofacial diseases and conditions.
Deadline: 4/14/04. Contact: Maria Teresa Canto, 301-594-5497;
Prospective Studies on Craniofacial Pain and Dysfunction–Support
for experienced and established investigators in the area
of epidemiology to conduct cohort studies to identify incidence
of craniofacial pain and dysfunction and its risk factors.
Deadlines: 10/15/04 (Letter of Intent); 11/16/04 (Application).
Contact: Maria Teresa Canto, 301-594-5497; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Clinical Islet Transplantation: Clinical Centers–Support
for a consortium of investigators and institutions to perform
studies of islet transplantation in patients with type 1
diabetes mellitus (T1D). Contact: Thomas L. Eggerman, 301-594-8813;
Deadlines: 3/16/04 (Letter of Intent)
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE
Clinical Trial Planning Grants support the organization
of activities critical for successful implementation of
high-risk, complex, or large-scale clinical trials. Deadlines:
4/15/04, 8/15/04, 12/15/04. Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON AGING (NIA)
Technology and Aging: SBIR/STTR Program Initiative–Support
for small business applications in specific areas to enhance
coordination and optimization of the SBIR and STTR grant
programs across and within NIA’s four programs of
research: Behavioral and Social Research, Biology of Aging,
Geriatrics and Clinical Gerontology, and Neuroscience and
Neuropsychology of Aging. Deadlines: 4/1/04, 8/1/04, 12/1/04.
Contact: Rebecca Fuldner, 301-496-6402; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DRUG ABUSE (NIDA)
Support for research on the Consequences of Marijuana Use
on the Developing Brain, at points along a continuum of
development from the prenatal period through the transition
to adulthood. Contact: Vincent L. Smeriglio, 301-443-1801;
Deadlines: 3/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/16/04 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Support for Conferences and Scientific Meetings relevant
to NIH’s scientific mission and the public health.
Deadlines: 4/15/04, 8/15/04, 12/15/04. Contact: Linda M.
Stecklein, 301-402-7989; LS41G@nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-176.html.
NATIONAL MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS SOCIETY (NMSS)
Pilot Research Grants support research in areas where preliminary
data are scant or nonexistent, particularly unique or novel
ideas with potential to open significant new areas of research
on multiple sclerosis. Contact: Patricia A. O’Looney,
212-476-0413; email@example.com; http://www.nationalmssociety.org//Research-Pilot.asp.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
National Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
Education Digital Library (NSDL)–Support to establish
a national digital library that will constitute an online
network of learning environments and resources for science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education
at all levels. Contact: Lee L. Zia, 703-292-8671; firstname.lastname@example.org;
3/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 4/14/04 (Application).
Postdoctoral Research Fellowships in Biological Informatics
support research and training in developing and using computational,
statistical, and other tools in the collection, organization,
dissemination, and use of information to solve problems
in biology. Deadline: 4/12/04. Contact: Carter Kimsey, 703-292-8470;
Research in Networking Technology and Systems (NeTS)–Support
to sustain science and technology needed to fulfill our
vision for next-generation networks as well as to address
limitations of existing networks, especially projects to
make bold assumptions about the future and develop network
architectures, protocols, and technologies to realize these
goals. Deadline: 4/14/04. Contact: Joseph B. Evans, 703-292-8950;
Technological Challenges in Organic Electronics, Photonics
and Magnetics Program–Support for interdisciplinary
research that will impact the field of organic/polymeric
electronics, photonics and magnetics, thereby resulting
in heretofore-unanticipated breakthroughs and enabling technologies.
Deadline: 5/11/04. Contact: Usha Varshney, 703-292-8339;
ROCHE RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Funding for researchers and clinicians based abroad to visit
Swiss institutions (universities, equivalent research institutes,
and hospitals) to collaborate on scientific projects, or
develop new techniques or clinical treatments. Deadlines:
4/15/04, 7/15/04, 10/15/04. Contact: Margrit Freiburghaus,
Telephone: 41 61-688-52-27; email@example.com;
SCHOOL OF AMERICAN RESEARCH
Dobkin Fellowships support female artists who desire to
realize creative goals in growth, enhancement, excellence,
and continued achievement. Broadly conceived, the fellowship
encourages distinctive, living artistic traditions of southwestern
Native people. Deadline: None. Contact: Dobkin Fellowship,
505-954-7205; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.sarweb.org/IARC/dobkin/dobkin.htm.
Dubin Fellowships encourage traditional Native American
arts by supporting artists and assisting them with study
of the school’s collections. Deadline: None. Contact:
Dubin Fellowship, 505-954-7205; email@example.com; http://www.sarweb.org/IARC/dubin/dubin.htm.
King Native Arts Fellowships advance contemporary native
arts by assisting artists in realizing creative goals in
the visual, verbal, or performing arts. Deadline: None.
Contact: King Fellowship, 505-954-7205; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Major Research Grants support research aimed at improvement
of education, broadly conceived, in the U.S. and abroad.
A variety of disciplinary and interdisciplinary approaches
are favored; with emphasis on the behavioral sciences. Deadline:
None. Contact: Major Research Grants Program, 312-274-6511;
Small Research Grants support short-term educational research
projects (2 years or less) that require no more than $35,000
to complete. Funding is provided for modest-sized research
projects, exploratory studies, specific phases of larger
investigations, and projects that arise in response to unusual
opportunities. Researchers (individual or collaborative)
with diverse perspectives are encouraged to develop ideas
and approaches that extend the conventional boundaries of
a research question, area, or method. Deadline: None. Contact:
Small Research Grants Program, 312-274-6509; email@example.com;
SPINAL CORD SOCIETY (SCS)
Support for research and development projects aimed at clinical
solutions, or a cure, for of complete chronic spinal cord
injury. Contact: Spinal Cord Society, 218-739-5252; http://members.aol.com/scsweb/private/aboutus.htm.
THRASHER RESEARCH FUND
Support for translational/clinical pediatric research with
emphasis on projects with potential findings that would
be clinically applicable in a short period of time in the
prevention, diagnosis, or treatment of pediatric medical
problems. Deadline: None. Contact: Allison F. Martinez,
801-240-4753; MartinezAF@thrasherresearch.org; http://www.thrasherresearch.org/submission_guidelines/0,7078,,00.html.
WHITEHALL FOUNDATION, INC.
Funding for research in the life sciences, particularly
areas of basic biological research that are not heavily
supported by other agencies. Emphasis is on support of young
scientists (assistant professor or higher rank) at the beginning
of their careers and senior scientists who wish to move
into new fields of interest, but consideration is given
to applicants of all ages. The current area of interest
is basic research in neurobiology; i.e., invertebrate and
vertebrate (excluding clinical) neurobiology, specifically
investigations of neural mechanisms involved in sensory,
motor, and other complex functions of the whole organism
as these relate to behavior. Grants-in-Aid support assistant
professors who have not yet become firmly established, or
senior scientists. Research Grants support established scientists
of all ages. Deadlines: 4/15/04, 10/1/04. Contact: Program
Director, 561-655-4474; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.whitehall.org/grants/.
WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION
Jackie Joyner-Kersee/Minority Internships at the Women’s
Sports Foundation in East Meadow, New York, provide women
of color with an opportunity to gain experience in a sports-related
career and interact in the sports community. Deadline: None.
Contact: Women’s Sports Foundation, 1-800-227-3988;
— William Gosnold, interim director, Research and
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