Dakota Public Radio Announce Deal
Memberships Encouraged For North Dakota Museum
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Business Conference Set For March 6
Thursday International Nights Feature Bulgaria,
Music, Theatre Arts Offer Mozart “Brooklyn-Style”
Graduate Committee Meets Monday
Campus Climate And Complexion
Conference Set For March 11
UND Hosts D-11 Swimming, Diving Championships
2003 Founders Day Video Airs On Channel 3
Campus Key Meeting Set For March 12
Presentation Considers “Designing A World
Flood Information Open House Set For March 18
“Art & Science” Is Theme Of
34th Annual Writers Conference March 24-29
Spring Yoga Classes Begin March 25
Summer Tuition Waiver Nominations For Grad Students
Are Due March 31
UND Medical Students To Host Annual “Science
Day” For Children
Theatrical Event, Production Of “Laramie
Project” Set For April 8-12
Harlem Globetrotters Bring Great Basketball, Family
Fun To Grand Forks On April 9
Spike Lee To Be Kick-Off Speaker For Multicultural
May Workshop Encourages Reflection On Teaching
Invited To Lunch With General Education Study Team
Faculty, Departments Receive Awards At Founders
Spring Break Hours Listed For Libraries, Airport
Facilities Awards Day Features Golden Hammer,
Please Note Software License Updates
New Reserved Parking Space Set In Swanson Lot
Submit 2002 FlexComp Claims By March 26
“State Of Grand Forks” Address Available
On City Website
Next Edition Of Studio One Features Weight Watchers,
Native American Health Issues
Note Corrections And New U2 Workshops Listed For
Children Needed As Research Participants
Announces January, February Awards
Research, Grant Opportunities Listed
UND, North Dakota
Public Radio Announce Deal
North Dakota Public Radio will continue to operate the University
of North Dakota’s radio stations under a new agreement
signed this week.
The action by UND President Charles Kupchella and North
Dakota Public Radio Director Bill Thomas replaces an earlier
agreement negotiated in 1998 that included KUND-FM (89.3)
and its translators in Devils Lake, Crary, Lakota and Thief
River Falls in the organization’s statewide network.
The agreement now also includes KFJM-FM (90.7) and KFJM-AM
(1370), which together were formerly known as Northern Lights
Public Radio. In July 2002 the University ended all direct
involvement in radio, citing prohibitive costs. North Dakota
Public Radio then stepped in to operate the stations, pending
the formal agreement.
Thomas said that although the name “Northern Lights
Public Radio” would no longer be used, the station would
sound much as it did before, with announcer Mike Olson back
on the air and other familiar programs returning. It is hoped,
he said, that some of the station’s unique programming
will eventually be made available to the network. Olson will
continue as station manager.
Kupchella, noting it would have cost UND as much as $200,000
a year to continue the status quo, cited the deal as an example
of the kind of partnering that is crucial if the community
and the state are to prosper and grow in difficult times.
“Although all parties immediately agreed to the new
arrangement in principle, it was not an easy process to untangle
all of the legal and regulatory complications,” Kupchella
said. “We especially thank Bill Thomas and his public
radio team and our own Jim Shaeffer, dean of outreach programs,
and Barry Brode, director of television, for all the hard
Kupchella said UND will assist in the transition with a one-time
allocation of $40,000. It will continue to provide the currently
budgeted $15,000 a year in Work Study funds to allow students
to work at the station and will absorb about $26,000 a year
toward costs attributed mostly to the operation of the studio
and transmitter. With the permission of individual donors,
UND also has transferred its radio-related fund raising records
to North Dakota Public Radio.
Besides programming, managing and operating the stations
for UND, North Dakota Public Radio will reimburse UND for
certain electrical and circuit costs, maintain the equipment,
carry appropriate insurance, and perform required inspections
Thomas said that as part of the North Dakota Public Radio
network, UND will receive seven announcements each week and
on-air recognition 12 times per day.
“We also look forward to collaborating with UND faculty
and staff, and the Grand Forks community in developing public
radio in the community and ultimately sharing programming
with the entire state,” he said.
– Charles Kupchella, President, and Bill Thomas, North
Dakota Public Radio.
For North Dakota Museum Of Art
Dear Faculty and Staff,
In the next few days many of you will be receiving a letter
urging you to support the North Dakota Museum of Art by becoming
a member. I have approved the use of payroll addresses for
this purpose because of my sincere appreciation for the work
of the North Dakota Museum of Art and for the advantages it
offers to our students, faculty and staff.
This fine facility was once an entity of the University of
North Dakota, starting as an art gallery on the third floor
of the UND Memorial Union, before moving to its present quarters
in 1989. In 1981 the Legislature made the Museum the official
art gallery of the state of North Dakota. Over the years,
the Museum has become nationally and internationally recognized
as a leader among small rural contemporary art museums. The
Museum has been independent of the University since 1996;
however, we recognize the need to help the Museum raise the
funds necessary to operate and continue to bring exceptional
programming to our campus. The North Dakota Museum of Art
is an invaluable asset to the University of North Dakota and
its students, as well as to the people of North Dakota. Please
consider membership or a contribution to ensure its ongoing
– Charles Kupchella, President.
UND Business Conference
Set For March 6
The ninth annual UND Business Conference, “Network
... for Success!”, is set for Thursday, March 6, from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Burtness Theatre. It is open to all
students, faculty, and interested community members.
T he program opens with a welcome from President Charles
Kupchella at 9 a.m. The schedule and speakers are:
9:05 a.m., Mary Fischer, director of marketing for Midwave,
a technology consulting services enterprise in Minneapolis
and one of the “50 fastest-growing private companies.”
She leads all aspects of corporate branding and development
of product and service offerings.
10 a.m., Mark Larson, chief executive officer of Digi-Key
Corp., Thief River Falls, Minn. Digi-Key has been lauded as
one of the “top 10 best companies to work for”
in the electronics industry.
11 a.m., Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of Medora Foundation.
He serves on several volunteer boards including Greater North
Dakota Association New Economy Committee and the Hugh O'Brian
Youth Leadership Foundation. Hatzenbuhler is also a CPA.
1 p.m., Rebecca Yanisch, former Minnesota commissioner of
trade and economic development. In that position, she led
the administration’s efforts to enhance Minnesota’s
global competitiveness by supporting new and expanding business,
workforce development, international trade, and tourism.
2 p.m., Steve Linehan, president and chief executive officer
of Radiologix, Inc., Dallas, Texas. Radiologix is the leading
provider of financial and technical information and management
services for radiology service networks.
This conference offers a wonderful opportunity to network
and to learn from these business professionals. Faculty are
asked to share this information with their students.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for Hursha
Ramaiya, College of Business and Public Administration Student
Nights Feature Bulgaria, Thailand
The International Programs Office holds international nights
each Thursday at 7 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908
University Ave. The March 6 program features Bulgaria and
the March 13 program highlights Thailand.
– International Programs.
Music, Theatre Arts
Offer Mozart “Brooklyn-Style”
The Departments of Music and Theatre Arts invite you to enjoy
“Cosi fan tutte,” an opera in two acts by Wolfgang
Amadeus Mozart, Friday, March 7, at 7:30 p.m., and Sunday,
March 9, at 2 p.m., in the Hughes Fine Arts Center.
You’re invited to Despina’s Italian Social Club!
Join us for Mozart Brooklyn-style as two made men try to convince
their Don that their girlfriends are faithful. Disguises,
intrigue, and madcap adventure follows. The performance is
in English with spoken dialogue.
Tickets are $5 for general admission and $3 for students.
Presented by the UND Departments of Music and Theatre Arts.
The Graduate Committee will meet Monday, March 10, from 3:05
to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from March 3.
2. Program review procedures.
3. Status of assessment on the UND campus (Ken Ruit).
4. Matters arising.
– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.
Campus Climate And
Complexion Conference Set For March 11
The President’s Office and the President’s Advisory
Council on Women (PAC-W) are sponsoring a conference designed
to examine and discuss the campus climate for women and various
populations at UND. The conference, titled “Campus Climate
and Complexion: A Conversation for Change,” is set for
Tuesday, March 11, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial
This conference is open and free to all. You may attend any
session throughout the day as your schedule permits.
Registration is required only for the free luncheon. Space
is still available for the luncheon. To register for the luncheon,
please contact Wendelin Hume, 777-4115, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Registration has been extended to Friday, March 7.
Keynote speakers include: Nancy “Rusty” Barcelo,
vice president of minority affairs, University of Washington,
and Bernice Sandler, senior scholar at the Women’s Research
and Education Institute in Washington, D.C.
The conference will also serve as the kickoff to the 2003
Higher Education Leadership and Administrative Internship
Programs as well as an introduction to the UND Safe Zone Project.
The complete conference schedule is as follows:
8:30 to 9 a.m., check in; 9 to 9:15 a.m., PAC-W (2003 Leadership
Program); 9:15 to 9:30 a.m., presidential welcome; 9:30 to
10:30 a.m., keynote speaker, Rusty Barcelo (Campus Complexion);
10:30 to 10:45 a.m., break; 10:45 to 11:45 a.m., Campus Complexion
Panel (Safe Zone Project): Kay Mendick, Women’s Center,
moderator; Rusty Barcelo, vice president of minority affairs,
University of Washington; Michael Loewy, Counseling; Kim Porter,
History; and Chris Stoner, graduate student, English. 11:45
a.m. to 1 p.m., lunch and keynote speaker Bernice Sandler,
“Warming the Chilly Climate: Strategies for Women and
Institutions”; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., Campus Climate Panel,
“Warming the Climate at UND”: Wendelin Hume, Women
Studies, moderator; Jean Chen, Office of Instructional Research;
Kathryn McCleery, Art; and Judy Haney, Experiential Learning
and Non-Profit Leadership. 2:15 to 2:30 p.m., break; 2:30
to 3:30 p.m., wrap-up panel: Heidi Kippenhan, Office of Admissions,
moderator; Charles Kupchella, president; Sally Page, Affirmative
Action; Bernice Sandler, senior scholar, Women’s Research
and Education Institute; and Martha Potvin, dean, College
of Arts and Sciences. 5:30 p.m., dinner and discussion (dinner
on your own at the Blue Moose).
– President’s Office and PAC-W.
UND Hosts D-11 Swimming,
UND is hosting the 2003 NCAA Division II National Men’s
and Women’s Swimming and Diving Championships Tuesday
through Saturday, March 11-15.
We encourage the whole University to come and watch this
great event and support the swimming and diving programs.
Tuesday, March 11: 10:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. - diving only.
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday, March 12-15: 10:30
a.m. to 12:30 p.m., swimming; 2 to 4:30 p.m., diving; 6 to
9:30 p.m., finals of swimming and diving.
Tickets are available at the door and are $9 for the morning
session and $10 for the evening session.
If you would like to volunteer for this event, that would
be great! Please e-mail Celeste Putizer and she will contact
you. Position openings are timing, hospitality and host. Her
e-mail is email@example.com.
– Mike Stromberg, Ralph Engelstad Arena.
2003 Founders Day Video
Airs On Channel 3
The video tribute shown at the 2003 Founders Day Banquet
held on Thursday, Feb. 27, will be replayed on cable Channel
3. This short video presentation focuses on the founding of
UND in 1883 and recognizes faculty and staff members retiring
from UND this year.
The video will be shown on cable 3 at 1 p.m. and again at
9 p.m. on March 11, 12, and 13.
– Fred Wittmann, Office of the Vice President for Student
and Outreach Services.
Campus Key Meeting
Set For March 12
The campus-wide key meeting will be held in the Lecture Bowl
of the Memorial Union on Wednesday, March 12. The inventory
packet pickup time will be from 9 to 10 a.m. with the actual
meeting beginning at 10 a.m. sharp and running until approximately
11:30 a.m. We have a few new things to talk about this year
and some new policy changes. Mark your calendars and please
“Designing A World That Works”
Dr. David Orr, professor and chair of the Environmental Studies
Program at Oberlin College in Ohio, will present “Designing
a World that Works” as part of the Northern Great Plains
Center for People and the Environment Distinguished Speaker
The talk will be held Thursday, March 13, at 3:30 p.m. in
the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. The public also is invited
to a reception preceding the talk at 3 p.m.
Dr. Orr is perhaps best known for his pioneering work on
environmental literacy in higher education and his recent
work in ecological design. He raised funds for and spearheaded
the effort to design and build the $7.2 million Adam Joseph
Lewis Environmental Studies Center at Oberlin College. The
building was described by the New York Times as “the
most remarkable” of a new generation of college buildings
and was selected as one of 30 “milestone buildings in
the 20th century” by the U.S. Department of Energy.
The Environmental Studies Center functions as an ecosystem
not unlike a forest of soils, trees and other living organisms.
Much of its energy is derived from sunlight. An ecologically
engineered system that combines elements of conventional wastewater
technology with the purification processes of a natural wetland
restored at the center treats and then recycles the building’s
water. The center’s design also incorporates energy-efficient
lighting, heating and appliances, and recycled or locally
produced building materials to enhance its sustainability
and minimize environmental impacts.
Dr. Orr is the author of three books and has published 120
articles in scientific journals, social science publications,
and popular magazines. He is contributing editor of Conservation
– Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium.
Flood Information Open
House Set For March 18
The city of Grand Forks will host an informational open house
on Tuesday, March 18, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at the Grand
Forks Herald Community Room (alley entrance). The engineering
department will be available to answer individual and neighborhood
questions regarding this year’s anticipated flood fight
and to update citizens on the progress of the permanent flood
protection project. Topographical maps will be available for
viewing individual properties. Early attendance is encouraged
if individual assistance is desired. If you plan to attend,
please be sure to park on the street and not in the Herald
– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for Cindy Voigt,
City of Grand Forks.
“Art & Science”
Is Theme Of 34th Annual Writers Conference March 24-29
“Art & Science” is the theme of the 34th
annual Writers Conference March 24-29. Speakers at this year’s
conference include an O’Henry award winner, a Lambda
literary award winner and a Pulitzer Prize winner. All events
are free and open to the public.
This year’s guest speakers:
• Presidential Lecturer Oliver Sacks
is a world-renowned neurologist, humanist and author. His
works have been adapted into several formats: his best-selling
“The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat” has been
adapted into both a play and an opera, and the Penny Marshall
film “Awakenings” is based on his work with the
drug L-DOPA on postencephalitic patients in 1969. “Uncle
Tungsten: Memories of a Chemical Boyhood,” his latest
book, looks back at wartime London and his early passion for
• Thomas Disch, an art critic for
the Weekly Standard, has won both Hugo and Locus awards for
his 1998 book “The Dreams Our Stuff is Made of: How
Science Fiction Conquered the World” and was a finalist
for the National Book Critics Circle Award in Criticism for
“The Castle of Indolence: American Poetry Today.”
Disch has published major fiction, short stories, poetry,
criticism, children’s book, libretti, plays and interactive
• Pattiann Rogers is making her second
appearance at the UND Writers Conference. Rogers has been
widely praised as one of the best poets in America. Nobel
Laureate for Chemistry Ronald Hoffman has said, “I’ve
never seen nature observed as closely, nor transfigured by
human language, as in Pattiann Rogers’ poetry.”
Rogers lives in Colorado with her husband, a retired geophysicist.
• Julia Whitty is active both as a
writer and a documentarian. Her fiction and nonfiction works
have appeared in Harper’s Magazine, Story, Ploughshares
and Zoetrope and have won several awards, including an O’Henry
Award and Bernice Slote award for fiction. Whitty’s
documentary work for PBS, National Geographic, the Discovery
Channel, BBC and A&E has also won many honors, including
Emmy and Cable Ace awards. Her collection of short stories,
“A Tortoise for the Queen of Tonga,” is Whitty’s
• Rafael Campo, an assistant professor
of medicine at Harvard Medical School, has appeared on National
Public Radio’s “Morning Edition” and “Talk
of the Nation.” His poetry, “The Other Man Was
Me,” and memoir, “The Poetry of Healing: A Doctor’s
Education in Empathy, Identity, and Desire,” have both
received Lambda literary awards. Campo’s latest collection
of poetry, “Landscape with Human Figure,” has
recently been published by Duke University Press.
• Devra Davis is an internationally
known epidemiologist now serving as visiting professor of
public policy at Carnegie Mellon University’s Heinz
School and is also senior advisor to the World Health Organization.
Davis’ book, “When Smoke Ran Like Water,”
was a finalist for a 2002 national book award. She has also
held the position of scholar in residence at the National
Academy of Sciences.
• Alison Hawthorne Deming received
the American Academy of Poets’ Walt Whitman award for
“Science and Other Poems.” Other awards include
creative nonfiction’s Bayer award for science writing
for her essay “Poetry and Science: A View from the Divide.”
Deming is currently director of the University of Arizona
• Natalie Angier is the Pulitzer Prize-winning
author of such works as “Woman: An Intimate Geography”
and more recently, “The Beauty of the Beatly and Natural
Obsessions,” both of which were named New York Times
notable books. Angier’s “The Canon: What Scientists
Wish that Everybody Knew About Science,” will soon be
published by Houghton Mifflin.
• Ted Mooney has received grants from
both the Ingram-Merrill Foundation and the John Simon Guggenheim
Foundation. Mooney has published three novels, “Easy
Travel to Other Planets,” “Traffic and Laughter,”
and “Singing into the Piano,” and has had fiction
published in Esquire, Granta and The New American Review.
He is currently senior editor of Art in America.
Schedule of Events: Unless otherwise noted, all events will
take place in the Memorial Union.
Monday, March 24: 5 p.m., new work by Grand
Forks writers, Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Tuesday, March 25: 8 p.m., Oliver Sacks,
“Uncle Tungsten: Reflections on a Chemical Boyhood,”
Presidential Lecture, Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Wednesday, March 26: 10 a.m., student and
public readings; noon panel, “Art & Science,”
Natalie Angier, Ted Mooney, Oliver Sacks, Julia Whitty, with
Jeanne Anderegg, moderator; 4 p.m., Julia Whitty; 8 p.m.,
Thursday, March 27: 10 a.m., student and
public readings; noon panel, “Science Fact/Science Fiction,”
Natalie Angier, Devra Davis, Thomas Disch, Ted Mooney, Julia
Whitty, with Al Fivizzani, moderator; 4 p.m., Ted Mooney;
8 p.m., Thomas Disch.
Friday, March 28: 10 a.m., student and public
readings; noon panel, “Science as Cosmology,”
Alison Hawthorne Deming, Thomas Disch, Pattiann Rogers, with
Martha Potvin, moderator; 2 p.m., alumni panel: “Is
there live after my English major?”; 4 p.m., Alison
Hawthorne Deming; 8 p.m., Pattiann Rogers.
Saturday, March 29: 10 a.m., student and
public readings; noon panel, “Science & Poetry,”
Rafael Campo, Alison Hawthorne Deming, Pattiann Rogers, with
Tami Carmichael, moderator; 2 p.m., Devra Davis; 8 p.m., Rafael
Spring Yoga Classes
Begin March 25
Spring yoga classes begin Tuesday, March 25, at the Lotus
Meditation Center. Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday evening
for beginners and mixed levels, and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday
for intermediates. The seven-week session ends May 8. A summer
session will be held from June 3 through July 24. The cost
for the seven classes is $52.50. Register early as space is
limited. Call Dyan Rey, instructor, at 772-8840 or 777-2419
to register or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summer Tuition Waiver
Nominations For Grad Students Due March 31
This is just a reminder that 2003 summer tuition waiver nomination
forms for graduate students are due March 31. The nomination
forms were sent out to departments in December, and are also
available on the Graduate School website under “Graduate
Forms.” Students who will have summer assistantships
do not need to be added to the nomination list. (They receive
waivers with their appointments.) The form is at: http://www.und.edu/dept/grad/GSForms.htm.
Some of the criteria for nominating a student include:
1. The student must have been a graduate assistant in spring
2. The student must be in good academic standing (ex.3.0
The number of available waivers is based on last summer’s
enrollment. Students receiving a waiver will be notified by
the end of April 2003.
– Jennifer Stam-Stangl, Assistantships/Fellowships
Coordinator, Graduate School.
UND Medical Students
To 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 on Saturday, April 5, at the UND School of Medicine and
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. The registration deadline is Wednesday,
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
Kinsey Shultz, second-year medical student, is the 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, P.O. Box 9037, Grand Forks,
ND 58202-9037; call (701) 777-4305, or e-mail email@example.com.
Theatrical Event, Production
Of “Laramie Project” Set For April 8-12
The University of North Dakota’s seventh theatrical
event and its production of “The Laramie Project”
are scheduled for Tuesday through Saturday, April 8-12. The
event is a series of educational fora designed to encourage
audiences to confront the issues featured in this landmark
play, written by Moises Kaufman and the members of Tectonic
Theatre Project. This year’s event is sponsored by the
Department of Theatre Arts, UND School of Law, Women Studies
Program, and a grant from the Faculty Research Seed Money
Event speakers include: Cathy Renna, news media director
for the Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation of New
York, who will hare of her experiences coordinating media
in the 1998 Matthew Shepard case in Laramie; Heather Sawyer,
senior staff attorney based in the Midwest Regional Office
of Lambda Legal in Chicago, who will discuss employment and
AIDS discrimination for gay and lesbian people; Lara Schwartz,
senior counsel for the Human Rights Campaign of Washington,
who assisted in writing the federal hate crimes bill and the
Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act. These scholars/activists
will deliver lectures, participate in symposia with UND scholars,
and lead post-show discussions of “The Laramie Project.”
Chastity Bono and former North Dakota Attorney General Heidi
Heitkamp have also expressed interest in participating in
this year’s event.
“The Laramie Project” is a “stunningly
effective piece of interconnected monologues, which shows
the people of Laramie wrestling with the aftermath of a horrific
event that made them question their beliefs that ‘it
can’t happen here’ [. . .] The savage killing
of Matthew Shepard has become a symbol of the struggle against
intolerance. This touching, poignant, and ultimately life-affirming
piece vividly brings that struggle to life.”
– Department of Theatre Arts.
Bring Great Basketball, Family Fun To Grand Forks On April
Come out and salute basketball’s newest Hall of Famers
when the Harlem Globetrotters play at the Ralph Engelstad
Arena on Wednesday, April 9, at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $16
and are available through Ticketmaster by calling (701) 772-5151.
Tickets are also available at Hugo’s and Marshall Fields
stores, or online at ticketmaster.com. The Globetrotters are
teaming up with Burger King for the 2003 Harlem Globetrotters
“Reclaiming the Game” World Tour.
“According to 2002 Q ratings, the Harlem Globetrotters
are the nation’s most popular team. With our induction
into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame this past September
and last year’s record attendance, we are turning our
attention to bring ‘the love of the game’ back
to professional sports,” said team owner and chair Mannie
Jackson. “We are reclaiming leadership by returning
to the days of championship basketball and setting standards
for others to follow.”
As generations share a new Globetrotter experience with their
children, they will experience old school fun with a new flavor,
• Introducing several new and amazing ball-handling
routines before every game.
• Introducing special Hall of Fame logo merchandise
that will be available to fans.
• At the conclusion of every game, fans are invited
to meet the players for a 30–minute “meet and
greet” session; each child has an opportunity to meet
• The team will renew its commitment as “Ambassadors
of Goodwill” by continuing to visit schools, hospitals
and youth-based organizations. In the last nine years the
organization has donated over $10 million to local and national
For the latest news and information about the Harlem Globetrotters
and to purchase team merchandise, visit the team’s official
Burger King is the title sponsor of the Globetrotters World
Tour, Fall College Tour and Summer Youth Basketball Camps.
The Globetrotters have entertained more than 120 million fans
in 117 countries in the team’s 76-year history, and
this year will play more than 300 games in the United States
and abroad. Founded in 1954, Burger King has more than 11,000
locations in all 50 states and 58 countries and territories
around the world.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Spike Lee To Be Kick-Off
Speaker For Multicultural Awareness Week
The Multicultural Awareness Committee (MAC) will sponsor
filmmaker/author Spike Lee on Monday, April 14, at 7 p.m.
in the Chester Fritz Auditorium as the kickoff speaker for
Multicultural Awareness Week, April 14-17.
This event will be initially open to only UND students. UND
student tickets can be picked up March 3-14 free of charge
with a valid UND student ID at the Chester Fritz Auditorium
between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Tickets
are general admission with one ticket per UND student ID,
one ID per person. Any remaining tickets will go on sale March
17 to UND staff, UND faculty, and the general public (ticket
prices to be determined). For more information, contact MAC
Spike Lee has recently completed the film, “Jim Brown:
All American.” He won critical acclaim for “Malcolm
X,” “Clockers,” and “Do the Right
Thing.” He has also been deeply involved with music
videos for artists such as Miles Davis, Tracy Chapman, and
Michael Jackson. Furthermore, Lee has authored six books,
including his current “Best Seat in the House.”
His career has not only been highly profitable and successful,
but also has helped launch the careers of several young African
– Multicultural Awareness Committee.
May Workshop Encourages
Reflection On Teaching
“Looking Back, Moving Forward: A Workshop for Mid-
and Late-Career Faculty” will be offered this May. Rather
than focusing on “how-to,” this workshop will
encourage deeper reflectiveness about teaching, the close
examination of accumulated experience, and a focus on how
to use that experience to energize and possibly reshape the
next phase of growth in teaching.
During six morning sessions spread through two weeks in May
(19, 21, 22, and 27, 28, 29), faculty participants will gather
to read, discuss, and reflect on issues of common interest.
Two kinds of activities will be unique to this workshop:
1. Each participant will work on a self-selected reflective
project, with projects varying according to individual needs
2. Each participant will have the opportunity (individually
or in pairs) to bring a question to the group that will focus
the work during a particular time segment, as a way of sharing
expertise and ensuring that intensive attention is given to
the issues of specific concern.
Stipends of $600 (less payroll deductions) will be paid to
participants. To apply for the workshop, please submit a brief
application (one page or less) containing the following information:
1. What would you like to gain from the group?
2. What can you bring to the group? Think in terms of knowledge,
experience, expertise, interests.
3. What kind of project might you undertake, or what question
might you explore? (You will not be tied to your original
idea at this point.)
4. How long have you been teaching? (You can decide for yourself
whether you are mid- or late-career, but balance within the
group would be helpful.)
For more information, contact Joan Hawthorne (777-6381) or
firstname.lastname@example.org). For full consideration, applications
should be received by Thursday, March 27.
– Joan Hawthorne, WAC/WC Coordinator.
Faculty Invited To
Lunch With General Education Study Team
Last March, we reported on the first year of a long-term
study of general education at UND. In conjunction with this
study, 10 specially trained faculty, funded by the Bush grant,
have been conducting regular interviews with a group of 100
UND students, whom they will follow throughout the students’
careers at UND. In the interviews, students are encouraged
to talk about what they’re learning – more specifically,
how and where they are learning the content and thinking skills
we want them to learn as part of the University’s stated
philosophy of general education.
With another year’s interviews completed and analyzed,
it’s now time to share additional data from the study.
At this luncheon discussion meeting, team members will report
on what they’ve learned since last year and invite your
questions and comments on the ongoing study.
To register, call Jana Hollands (777-4998) by noon Monday,
– Libby Rankin, Office of Instructional Development.
Receive Awards At Founders Day Banquet
The University celebrated the 120th anniversary of its founding
Thursday, Feb. 27, with a banquet and awards ceremony.
The highlight of the annual Founders Day banquet is the faculty
and department awards for excellence in teaching, research
and service. UND presented more than $23,000 in awards, made
possible by the UND Foundation, Fellows of the University,
Eight faculty and four departments were honored with awards
at Founders Day this year:
David Lambeth, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Biochemistry
and Molecular Biology and interim department chair, UND Foundation/McDermott
Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research or Creative Activity,
and Service, $2,500 and a plaque;
Patrick O’Neill, professor and chair of economics,
UND Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Individual
Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and a plaque;
Warren Jensen, associate professor of aviation, UND Foundation
Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000
and a plaque;
Ralph Koprince, associate professor of languages, UND Foundation
Faculty Award for Individual Excellence in Teaching, $2,000
and a plaque;
Margie Hansen, clinical associate professor of family and
community nursing, UND Foundation/Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize
for Graduate or Professional Teaching Excellence, $2,000 and
Joan Hawthorne, coordinator of Writing Across the Curriculum
and the Writing Center, University Writing Program, UND Foundation/Thomas
J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Outstanding Faculty
Development and Service, $2,000 and a plaque;
Jody Rada, associate professor of anatomy and cell biology,
UND Foundation/Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award
for Excellence in Research, $1,000 and a plaque;
Jay Meek, professor of English, UND Foundation/Thomas J.
Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research,
$1,000 and a plaque;
Joseph Hartman, associate professor of geology and geological
engineering and senior research advisor for the Energy &
Environmental Research Center, Sigma Xi Award, cash award
Humanities and Integrated Studies, UND Foundation/McDermott
Award for Departmental Excellence in Teaching, $2,000 and
School of Communication, Fellows of the University Award
for Departmental Excellence in Service, $2,000 and a plaque;
Department of English, Fellows of the University Award for
Departmental Excellence in Research, $1,000 and a plaque;
Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Fellows of the University
Award for Departmental Excellence in Research, $1,000 and
UND also honored 32 retiring faculty and staff, and 33 faculty
and staff members who have served the University for 25 years.
Those honored for 25 years of service to UND:
Nora Amann, administrator, Center for Rural Health; Byron
Anderson, assistant grounds foreman, Facilities; Suzanne Belyea,
assistant director, Housing Office; David Bowen, assistant
to the dean, College of Business and Public Administration;
Michael Dohman, laundry manager, Facilities; Sandra Donaldson,
professor of English; Dominga “Josie” Fernandez,
building services manager, Facilities; Charles Fjeld, business
analyst, Higher Education Computing Network – Student
Information Systems; Mark Grabe, professor of psychology and
department chair; Ronald Guthmiller, academic maintenance
specialist, Facilities; Debra Haley, associate director of
marketing, outreach and administrative resources, Energy and
Environmental Research Center; Mary Dawn Howard, salad department,
Dining Services; James Jerombeck, building services technician,
Facilities; Kathy Klemisch, administrative secretary, Department
of Information Systems and Business Education; David Knittel,
stockroom manager, Department of Chemistry; Roxanne Korynta,
administrative officer, Office of Medical Education; Julie
Lind Kosmatka, office manager, Department of Computer Science;
Nadine Kotowicz, Online Dakota Information Network (ODIN)
technical support and service, Information Technology Systems
and Services; Sandra Krom, administrative assistant, Department
of Pediatrics; DeLaine McGurran, administrative assistant,
University Children’s Center; Douglas Munski, professor
of geography; Lee Nelson, technology coordinator, College
of Nursing; George O’Neill, associate professor of neuroscience;
Sally Page, affirmative action officer and affirmative action
lecturer in management; Cathy Perry, administrative officer,
Department of Pathology; Lorna Pesek, administrative secretary,
Department of Internal Medicine; Judy Rosinski, shuttle bus
coordinator, transportation department; Mary Jane Schneider,
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Indian Studies and
department chair; Cynthia Stoller, account technician, Grand
Forks Family Practice Center; Janice Swanson, cashier/clerk,
Dining Services; Paul Tollefsrud, building services technician,
Facilities; Lee Troutman, administrative assistant, Office
of University Relations; Deborah Vonasek, library associate,
acquisitions, Chester Fritz Library.
Retired and retiring faculty and staff:
Emilia Anderson, data input operator, Accounting Services;
Virginia Ballintine, medical laboratory technician, Human
Nutrition Research Center; Doris Benson, building services
manager, Facilities; Sandra Benson, clinical associate professor
of nursing; Derril Bring, academic custodial staff manager,
Facilities; Martin Brown, programmer analyst, Department of
Atmospheric Sciences; Ronald Bruski, boiler operator, Facilities;
Robert Coulthart, carpenter, Facilities; Sharon Eckes, dining
room attendant, Dining Services; Janice Ferguson, building
services technician, Facilities; Perdean Flesche, family housing
maintenance supervisor, Facilities; Veriena Garver, admissions
and records officer/office manager, Office of the Registrar;
Alice Goschen, radiologic technologist, Student Health Services;
Sara Fritzell Hanhan, associate professor of early childhood
education and associate provost, Office of the Vice President
for Academic Affairs; Ronald Hegg, materials management supervisor,
Central Receiving; Arlene Helgeson, administrative secretary,
Student Affairs, School of Medicine and Health Sciences; Karen
Holte, academic librarian, Chester Fritz Library; Patrick
Hurley, research associate, Department of Atmospheric Sciences;
Delores Jacobson, administrative officer, Office of the Vice
President for Finance and Operations; Alfred Langer, warehouse
manager, Dining Services; Earl Mason, professor of civil engineering;
Sandra Moore, receptionist, Dining Services; Mavis Ness, information
processing specialist, Office of University Relations; Jan
Nowok, research scientist, Energy and Environmental Research
Center, and adjunct professor of Physics; B. Seshagiri Rao,
professor of Physics; Ardis Rolland, dietary research technician,
Human Nutrition Research Center; Fred Schneider, professor
of anthropology; Mary Jane Schneider, Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professor of Indian Studies and department chair; DeLoris
Smith, library associate, Energy and Environmental Research
Center; Donald Spicer, systems mechanic, Facilities; Mahlon
Thompson, equipment operator, Facilities; Vivian Thompson,
building services technician, Facilities.
Facilities Awards Day
Features Golden Hammer, Other Presentations
Honors for long and outstanding service were presented at
the recent Facilities Awards Day.
The Golden Hammer Award, recognizing outstanding leadership,
loyalty, innovation, dedication and integrity, was presented
to three individuals – two from within the Facilities
Department and one from outside. The Facilities recipients
were Wayne Carl, carpet specialist, and Laura Thoreson, business
manager. Also receiving the Golden Hammer Award was Frank
Argenziano, special projects coordinator and facilities manager
for the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
The John Meagher Ecology Award was presented to Glinda Crawford,
professor of sociology, in recognition of her leadership in
the creation and planting of the Soaring Eagle Prairie Garden
south of the Chester Fritz Library, as well as other environmental
The Outstanding Safety Award for an individual was presented
to Madelin Johnson, building services technician, whose quick
action in reporting overheating in an elevator mechanism in
Johnstone Hall prevented a fire. Departmental Safety Awards
were presented to Aerospace Maintenance, Central Warehouse,
Communications Center, Electronics, Food Service Maintenance,
Laundry, Lock Shop, Medical Maintenance, Steam Plant, Systems,
and the Tool Room.
Five individuals were recognized for 25 years of service
to the University: Byron Anderson (Grounds), Josie Fernandez
(Auxiliary Services), Mike Dohman (Laundry), Ron Guthmiller
(Academic Maintenance), and Paul Tollefsrud (Auxiliary Services).
Four retired Facilities members were on hand to receive honors:
Perdean Flesche (Family Housing Maintenance), Derril Bring
(Academic Building Services), Don Spicer (Systems), and Bob
Coulthart (Residence Hall Maintenance).
-- Larry Zitzow, Director of Facilities.
Spring Break Hours
Chester Fritz Library: Following are the
hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library over the
spring break: Saturday and Sunday, March 15-16, closed; Monday
through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
March 22, closed; Sunday, March 23, 1 p.m. to midnight. –
Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
Library of the Health Sciences: Spring break
hours for the Library of the Health Sciences are: Friday,
March 14, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 15, 1 to 5
p.m.; Sunday, March 16, closed; Monday through Friday, March
17-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 1 to 5 p.m.,
Sunday, March 23, 1 p.m. to midnight. – April Byars,
Library of the Health Sciences.
Thormodsgard Law Library: Hours for the
Thormodsgard Law Library for the next two weeks are: Saturday
and Sunday, March 15-16, closed; Monday through Friday, March
17-21, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 22, 10 a.m. to 5
p.m. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 23. – Jane Oakland,
Circulation Manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
There’s No Overnight Parking At UND Airport Lot Over
With spring break fast approaching, please remember “overnight”
parking is not available in the UND Airport parking lot. Any
vehicle parked there between the hours of 4 a.m. and 6 a.m.
will be impounded at the owner’s expense. The Grand
Forks Municipal Airport furnishes extended parking at a reasonable
rate. Thank you. Have a safe break. – Traffic Division.
Memorial Union hours for spring break, March 14-23, are:
Lifetime Sports Center: Friday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Info/Service Center: Friday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Copy Stop: Friday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 17-21, closed.
U-Turn C-Store: Friday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 17-21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Subway and TCBY/Juice Works: Friday, March 14, 8 a.m. to
5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Little Caesars: Friday, March 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 17-21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Administrative office: Friday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Craft Center/Sign & Design: Friday, March 14, 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 17-21, closed.
Student Academic Services: Friday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Dining Center: Friday, March 14, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 17-21, closed.
Barber Shop: Friday, March 14, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 17-21, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Credit Union: Friday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 17-21, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Traffic Division: Friday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Passport ID’s: Friday, March 14, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 17-21, closed.
University Learning Center: Friday, March 14, 8 a.m. to 4:30
p.m.; Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Computer labs: Friday, March 14, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 17-21, 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Building hours: Friday, March 14, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 17-21, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The Memorial Union will be closed weekends. Normal hours
resume Monday, March 24, at 7 a.m. Late night access resumes
Monday, March 24.
Following are some highlights of the Feb. 24-28 legislative
proceedings regarding higher education, courtesy of the North
Dakota University System.
Senate Appropriations Hears NDUS Overview
A University System overview was presented to the Senate
Appropriations Committee Feb. 28.
Dr. Richard Kunkel, State Board of Higher Education vice
president, recapped 2001-03 board and system accomplishments,
specifically actions aligned with 2001 legislative actions
and the Roundtable on Higher Education.
Kunkel’s comments were followed by a presentation by
private sector proponents of the University System and the
Roundtable on Higher Education, including Bruce Furness, mayor
of Fargo, N.D.; Dennis Hill, executive vice president of the
North Dakota Association of Rural Electric Cooperatives; Roger
Reierson, president of Flint Communications and chairman of
the New Economy Initiative. All are members of the Roundtable
on Higher Education. Guy Moos, president of Baker Boy Supply,
and past chairman of GNDA, also praised the system’s
contributions to revitalization of the state’s economy.
The Chancellor and NDUS office staff reviewed the system’s
2003-05 budget and legislative priorities.
Additional comments were provided by Chris Frost, president
of the North Dakota Student Association. Henry Riegler, chair
of the Council of College Faculties, presented the Faculty
and Staff Compensation Report.
An HB1003 subcommittee has been formed; members are Sen.
Holmberg, committee chair, and Sens. Robinson and Kringstad.
SBHE Voices Support, Opposition to Bills
At a Feb. 26 meeting, the SBHE reviewed its position on key
legislation at crossover. Changes to the board’s position
on bills and resolutions include:
Now Supported . . .
HB1043: While the SBHE supports change of the IT plan submission
date, the board is concerned about changes in composition
of the State Information Technology Advisory Committee.
HCR3056: The board supports a Legislative Council study of
the affordability of liability insurance for medical providers.
Now Opposed . . .
HB1405: The SBHE no longer supports the exemption of some
vehicles from the state motor pool because it may result in
increased fees for use of state fleet vehicles.
SB2042: The board opposes a provision in the amended bill
that restricts the University System’s ability to make
IVN available to other educational and nonprofit users.
SB2282: The SBHE opposes amendments to this bill which changes
the membership of the medical school advisory council.
College Internship Resolution Heard in House Education
SCR4020, a resolution encouraging state agencies to provide
college internships, was heard in the House Education Committee
Feb. 26. The committee took no action.
NDUS Racial Issues Resolution Heard, Fails
SCR4034, a resolution to direct the study of racial issues
within the NDUS, was heard in the Senate Education Committee
Sen. Linda Christenson said certain conditions on campus create
a hostile environment that should be the subject of a Legislative
Council study. The resolution failed in the Senate Feb. 27.
Senate Education Committee Votes “Do Pass”
On Feb. 26, the Senate Education Committee voted “do
pass” on HB1124, a bill to permit room and board fees
for summer programs on college campuses if high school credit
is awarded. The committee then referred the bill to the Senate
HB1124 was amended in the House to require waiver of these
fees for parents who cannot afford them.
ITD Appropriation Bill Heard in Committee
HB1022, the ITD budget bill, was heard in the Senate Appropriations
Committee Feb. 27. Engrossed HB1022 includes $16.4 million
in revenue bonding authority for the NDUS share of the ConnectND
The SBHE opposes proposed reductions to the Executive Budget
for information technology, per engrossed HB1022 legislative
intent. The board is concerned about the component of this
bill that would require audits of IT management, planning,
etc., as well as the additional cost of responding to audit
requests and reports. The board also opposes the engrossed
HB1022 limitation on providing wide-area network and telecommunications
services to the private sector, charitable organizations and
non-profit entities where it affects partnerships.
NDUS Chancellor Larry Isaak provided testimony in support
of the board’s position on HB1022. A subcommittee has
been formed; members are Sen. Holmberg, committee chair, and
Sens. Schobinger and Robinson.
Capital Bonding Bill Heard in Committee
HB1023, the capital bonding bill which includes energy improvement
projects at UND and NDSU, was heard in the Senate Appropriations
Committee Feb. 27.
Darin Scherr, state energy engineer, presented information
about energy projects at UND and NDSU. A subcommittee will
review and recommend changes to the bill; members are Sens.
Christman, Kringstad and Krauter.
Additional testimony on NDUS major capital projects were
presented in HB1003 hearings beginning Feb. 28.
Senate Education Committee Hears “Diploma Mill”
HB1068, which relates to the issuance, manufacture and use
of false academic credentials, was heard by the Senate Education
Committee Feb. 26.
The SBHE supports this bill that would make it a misdemeanor
to either issue or use false academic credentials.
The committee is concerned the bill might impact some legitimate
corporate training. Also, a representative of home schools
expressed concern the bill would prevent home schools from
A subcommittee was appointed to examine unresolved issues
and report back next week.
For more information, visit www.ndus.edu and click on “Reports
– Jan Orvik, Editor, with information from the North
Dakota University System.
Please Note Software
Once again it is time to notify users that the last day for
submitting site license software requests for this fiscal
year will be June 20, 2003.
Below are the yearly product renewal cycles:
ESRI products are from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.
Autodesk/AutoCad is Oct. 15, 2003, through Oct. 14, 2004.
PC-SAS: Please be aware of changes to the PC-SAS licenses.
The current year’s contract with PC-SAS expired on Feb.
28, 2003. Beginning March 1, 2003, you will be able to renew
your current PC-SAS licenses. Once again, the PC-SAS license
for this year’s contract has no license fees.
New and renewed licenses must still be ordered on the regular
ITSS Software Licensing Order Form. Please keep in mind that
licenses that are not renewed will cease to function by the
end of May and renewing your license is the only way to keep
When ordering/renewing, please let us know which version
you would like to install or renew by making a note in the
comment section of the order form. There are six CDs in the
8.2 installation media set. If you wish to have an older version,
contact our office and we will see if we are able to obtain
the appropriate setinit. In most cases only the current versions
If you have questions regarding software licensing, please
contact me at Carol.email@example.com or 777-3171.
Each week, we will feature information about the ConnectND
project, which will replace our current administrative systems.
For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
What is the current status of the ConnectND project?
In its Feb. 21 report, the Project Oversight team reported:
• The overall project is on time and on budget, most
open issues have been resolved;
• While there is a good probability that most of the
project deliverables will meet dates – some schedule,
resource or scope changes may be needed at this time;
• There are no scope issues at this time; and
• There are currently no risks impeding the project
at this time.
How is ConnectND being implemented?
Under the leadership of a State Executive Steering Committee
(co-chaired by Donna Thigpen, president, Bismarck State College
and Pam Sharp, interim director, Office of Management and
Budget) and with the help of our implementation partner, MAXIMUS,
the project is being implemented using a five-phased approach:
1. Initiation – complete
2. Design – 99 percent complete
3. Development – through March 15, 2003
4. Migration – October 7, 2002 to May 15, 2003
5. Post Production – October 7, 2002 to August 29, 2003
When will ConnectND be implemented?
Project team managers have finalized initial rollout schedules
for state agencies and higher education institutions. However,
these schedules are subject to change as we work through implementation
specifics within the state agency (OMB, Attorney General’s
Office, Highway Patrol, and Department of Human Services)
and higher education (Mayville State University and Valley
City State University) pilot sites. These schedules are organized
according to the three major functional areas of the project:
Student Administration, Financials, and Human Resources. In
addition, the schedule contains the current status of the
Following is the UND schedule:
Student Administration (campus community)*
Recruitment and admissions: 2003 - July - December
Financial Aid: 2004 - March - June
Student Records: 2004 - March - June
Student Financials:2004 - March - June
Accounts Payable: 2004 - January - June
General Ledger: 2004 - January - June
Purchasing: 2004 - January - June
Grants Management / Project Cost: 2004 - January - June
Accounts Receivable / Billing: 2004 - January - June
Asset Management: 2004 - January - June
Inventory: 2004 - January - June
E-Procurement: 2004 - April - September
Budgets: 2004 - April - September
Human Resource Management System*
Core Human Resources: 2004 - January - June
Benefits: 2004 - January - June
Flexible Spending Accounts: 2004 - January - June
Payroll: 2004 - January - June
Time and Labor: 2004 - January - June
Benefits Administration: 2004 - April - September
* All time frames are based on a calendar year and are subject
to change. Each implementation is preceded by 30- to 60-day
testing and training period and followed by a 90-day post
production period. During the post production period, implementation
issues are resolved and incorporated into the system; if implementation
issues cannot be resolved in that timeframe, delays in subsequent
implementation may occur.
For more information go to www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
– This information provided by Jean Blonigen, ConnectND
New Reserved Parking
Space Set In Swanson Lot
Five spaces soon will be reserved in the Swanson/Memorial
Union parking lot for patients of Student Health and UND Sports
Medicine. These five spaces are located in the southwest corner
of the lot. A special permit will be issued to you from them
to identify your need to park there. If you have any questions,
please call our office at 777-3551. Thank you.
– Traffic Division.
Submit 2002 FlexComp
Claims By March 26
You are reminded that if you have money remaining in your
FlexComp medical spending account and/or dependent care spending
account for the plan year ending Dec. 31, 2002, you have until
March 31, 2003 (90-day IRS regulation) to submit any claims
incurred in the 2002 plan year (January 1 to December 31).
After that time, any remaining balances will be forfeited.
Vouchers should be received in the Payroll Office no later
than Wednesday, March 26, for adequate processing time.
If you have any questions regarding this matter, please feel
free to call Heidi Strande, Payroll Office, at 777-4423. Thank
you in advance for your prompt attention.
– Payroll Office.
“State Of Grand
Forks” Address Available On City Website
Grand Forks Mayor Michael R. Brown’s “State of
the City” address is now available on the city’s
web site at www.grandforksgov.com.
The “State of the City” address outlined the
significant events of the past couple of years, identified
community issues, and defined a vision and a plan for the
future, including an aggressive shift in tax policy. “We
are very proud of our accomplishments and I’m excited
about the opportunities that lie ahead,” said Brown.
The mayor’s address will also be rebroadcast on Cable
Channel 3 at 1:30 and 9:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 5, and
Thursday March 6.
– Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter, for Kevin Dean,
City of Grand Forks.
Next Edition Of Studio
One Features Weight Watchers, Native American Health Issues
A leader from Weight Watchers will speak this week’s
edition of Studio One. For more than 40 years, Weight Watchers
has helped to counter the nations’ growing obesity problem.
Together with the American Cancer Society, Weight Watchers
sponsors the Great American Weigh In, created to inform the
public about what they can do to improve their health. Also
on the next edition of Studio One will be the topic of Native
American health. Compared to the general public, Native Americans
have a higher risk of serious illness and premature death.
Cynthia Lindquist-Mala will explain the overlying causes and
talk about Native American health problems.
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 Cable Channel 3 on Thursdays.
Rebroadcasts can be seen at noon, 7 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.
Note Corrections And
New U2 Workshops Listed For March
For the University Within the University Spring 2003 Newsletter,
please make note of the following CORRECTIONS:
Under the Sponsor of “Payroll Office”:
For the all-day NDPERS Pre-Retirement Education Program scheduled
for April 17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.., with a $15/employee registration
fee, allowing you to bring your significant other, please
note the corrected registration deadline: Registrations are
due Wednesday, March 12, (one week later
For the NDPERS Retirement Plan workshop scheduled for April
16, 3 to 4:30 p.m.., with no charge to attend, allowing you
to bring your significant other, please note the corrected
deadline to submit a retirement benefit estimate request:
Requests are due Wednesday, March 12, (three weeks earlier
than published). Correct room number: 235 at Rural Technology
For the NDPERS Retiree Health Insurance workshop scheduled
for April 16, 1:30 to 3 p.m., the correct room number should
be 235 at Rural Technology Center.
Under the Sponsor of “University Within the University”:
For the workshop: It is a Simple Question: Do You Want to
Survive?, scheduled for April 23 at Swanson”Hall, Room
16-18, the correct time is 9 to 10:30 a.m. (not in the afternoon
as published on the front page under “New Titles”).
Below are U2 Workshops for the Week of March 24-28. Visit
our Web site for additional workshops for Spring 2003.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online at 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 about this workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
Word XP, Intermediate: Monday, Wednesday,
Friday, March 24, 26, and 28, 9 a.m. to noon (nine hours total),
361 Upson II. Prerequisite: Word Beginning. Create and modify
a template, create styles, work with columns, sections, and
advanced tables; add graphics, create mail merge documents,
labels, and envelopes; manage documents. Presenter: James
GroupWise 5.5, E-Mail: Monday, March 24,
1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Find out how to compose e-mail, add attachments,
use the address book, customize GroupWise, and handle mail.
Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.
Creating a Web Page Using HTML: Tuesday
and Thursday, March 25 and 27, 9 to 11:30 a.m. (five hours
total, 361 Upson II. Learn how to create a Web page with hyper-text
markup language, graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft,
Defensive Driving: Tuesday, March 25, 12:30
to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Note: Bring your
driver’s license to this workshop. Also, immediate family
members are welcome to attend and also need to be pre-registered.
This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees
who drive state vehicles on a monthly basis, received a traffic
violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle.
This workshop may reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums
and may also remove points from your driving record. Presenter:
Mark Johnson, Safety and Environmental Health.
Windows XP: Tuesday and Thursday, March
25 and 27, 1 to 4:30 p.m. (seven hours total), 361 Upson II.
Windows orientation, work with programs and documents, organize
files, work with windows, create an efficient work environment,
use control panel features, use Windows applets, optimize
system resources, find information. Presenter: James Malins,
Forms, Forms, and More Forms: Tuesday, March
25, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Room 17, Swanson Hall. Do students ask
you questions such as: “Have I completed my GER’s?”
or “How many credits do I have left in my major?”
Helpful tools will be provided to aid you in the advising
process to answer questions such as these and more. Presenter:
Sommer Herring, Student Academic Services.
GroupWise 5.5, Calendar: Wednesday, March
26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Prerequisite: GroupWise 5.5: E-Mail.
Learn how to schedule appointments and recurring events, look
at someone else’s calendar, create folders, and archive
your mail. Presenter: Tracy Uhlir, ITSS.
-- Sarah Bloch, Program Assistant, University Within the
Children Needed As
Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between
7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect
of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and
sustained attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete.
The testing will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on
weekends or after school, or on school holidays. Your child
will be asked to take a short vocabulary test, and be asked
to solve problems and participate in a test of sustained attention
on a personal computer. You as the parent will be asked to
complete several short questionnaires about your child’s
typical behavior, eating patterns and sleeping patterns. Your
child will be paid $10 for their participation in the study.
The scores from your child’s testing will be completely
confidential and will not be associated with your child’s
name. Children who participate must not be taking any medication,
except that for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
If you and your child are interested in scheduling a time
to participate or in finding out more about the study, please
-- Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.
FIDC Announces January,
The following faculty members were awarded Faculty Instructional
Development Committee (FIDC) grants in January and February:
January: Gaye Burgess (Theatre Arts), “Mid-America
Theatre Conference,” $525; Nolan Long (Music), “American
Choral Directors Association National Convention,” $750;
Paul Sum (Political Science), “Instructional Materials:
Bringing Down a Dictator,” $161.95; Anne Walker (Teaching
and Learning), “40th Annual International Learning Disabilities
Association Conference,” $552.50; Marjorie Bock (Teaching
and Learning), “40th Annual International Learning Disabilities
Association Conference,” $552.50.
February: Michael Blake (Music), “Jazz Vibraphone Study,”
$600; Gail Ingwalson (Teaching and Learning), “Tomorrow’s
Teachers Today: A Symposium on Middle Level Teacher Preparation,”
$585; Angela Koppang (Educational Leadership), “Learning
and the Brain: Using Brain Research to Leave No Child Behind,”
$495; Charles Robertson (Aviation), “14th International
Conference on College Teaching and Learning,” $550.
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase instructional
materials, travel to teaching-related conferences, or other
projects related to teaching. To submit a proposal, call the
Office of Instructional Development (OID) for guidelines and
materials or find the necessary information on the OID website
(listed under “Academics” on the UNDInfo page.)
Proposals may be submitted at any time during the academic
year and are reviewed on a monthly basis by the Faculty Instructional
Development Committee. The next deadline is Friday, March
Instructional or professional development projects that fall
outside FIDC guidelines may qualify for funding through OID’s
Flexible Grant program.
For further information, or to discuss ideas and drafts before
submitting a final proposal, contact Libby Rankin, director,
Office of Instructional Development, 777-3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Research, Grant Opportunities
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development
at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE, INC.
Young Investigator Fellowship Grant Program–Support
for junior faculty at or below the level of assistant professor
to encourage careers in breast cancer research and cure. Areas
of relevant research may be, but are not limited to, etiology,
immunology, genetics, therapies, prevention, and clinical
studies. Deadline: 4/11/03. Contact: 203-861-0014; firstname.lastname@example.org;
CALIFORNIA PIZZA KITCHEN FOUNDATION
Support for national and local programs that improve the lives
of children through education, recreation, career counseling
and other social services. Contact: 310-342-5000; http://www.cpk.com/about/foundation.cfm.
Deadlines: 3/31/03, 9/30/03.
CENTER FOR ECOLITERACY
Funding for educational programs in ecology. Programs areas
are: Learning in the Real World, Grants to School Communities
and Related Organizations, Center for Ecoliteracy Activities.
Deadlines: 4/15/03, 10/15/03 (Letter of Inquiry). Contact:
Misa Koketsu, fax 510-845-1439; http://www.ecoliteracy.org/pages/letterofinquiry.html.
CHILDHOOD BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION
Funding for projects to improve understanding of the biology
of pediatric brain tumors; improve treatment of childhood
brain tumors; reduce or ameliorate tumor or treatment related
sequelae; heighten public awareness of childhood tumors; and
improve the lives of children with brain tumors. Deadline:
4/15/03. Contact: Jeanne Young, 301-515-2900; email@example.com;
CHILDREN’S BRAIN TUMOR FOUNDATION INC.
Brain Tumor Research Grants support basic science research
on pediatric brain and CNS tumors. Priority will be given
to new research which relates to: understanding signaling
systems involved in mitogenesis, survival, and cell death
for pediatric tumors; or, fully characterizing the phenotypic
and genetic alterations that are unique to benign and malignant
pediatric brain tumors. Deadlines: 4/14/03 (Preapplication);
7/1/03 (Application). Contact: 212-448-9494; firstname.lastname@example.org;
CORPORATION FOR NATIONAL AND COMMUNITY SERVICE
AmeriCorps National Program Grants support programs that meet
community needs in the areas of education, public safety,
environment, homeland security, and other human needs. Deadline:
4/15/03. Contact: AmeriCorps*National, 202-606-5000; email@example.com;
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Experimental and Innovative Training–Support for projects
designed to develop new types of training programs and new
and improved methods of training rehabilitation personnel
so there may be a more effective delivery of rehabilitation
services by State and other rehabilitation agencies. Deadline:
4/15/03. Contact: Education Publications Center (ED Pubs),
877-433-7827; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ed.gov/pubs/edpubs.html;
DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
Advanced Countermeasures for Insider Threat (SOL BAA 03-02-FH)--Funding
for research addressing innovative solutions to mitigate the
insider threat to Intelligence Community systems and networks,
with a focus on document control. Deadline: 4/15/03. Contact:
Gloria Golden, Gloria_M_Golden@= nbc.gov; http://ideasec.nbc.gov/ecprod/owa/ec$cbd.sypfirstcount?P_SERVER_ID3=3D
Breast Cancer Research Program—Historically Black Colleges
and Universities/Minority Institutions (HBCU/MI) Partnership
Training (HPT) Award–Support for collaborations between
multiple investigators at an HBCU/MI and a collaborating institution
with established investigators in breast cancer research to
create an environment that fosters breast cancer research
and in which HBCU/MI faculty investigators receive training
toward establishing successful breast cancer research careers.
Contact: Commander, 301-619-7079; email@example.com;
4/3/03 (Preproposal); 8/7/03 (Full Proposal).
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Support to conduct an Environmental Professional Intern Program
to provide-on-the-job training for graduate and undergraduate
students interested in careers in the environmental area.
Deadline: 4/17/03. Contact: Linda K. Smith, 202-564-2602;
J.-Louis Levesque Fellowships/Shire BioChem Fellowships/Armand-Frappier
Fellowship–Support for candidates interested in postdoctoral
studies in one of the IINRS-Institut Armand-FrappierÆs
fields of specialisation: immunity, infectious diseases and
cancer, environmental toxicology and biotechnology, and molecular
pharmacochemistry. Deadline: 4/17/03. Contact: Ginette Dery,
450-687-5010 x5303; http://www.fondation-afrappier.qc.ca/Concours_b_postdoctorales.html.
HILL MONASTIC MANUSCRIPT LIBRARY
The Heckman Travel Grant provides support for undergraduate,
graduate, or postdoctoral scholars to conduct research using
materials from the Library at St. John’s University.
Contact: Matthew Heintzelman, 320-363-2795; MHEINTZELMA@CSBSJU.EDU;
http://www.hmml.org/resources/stipend.html. Deadlines: 4/15/03,
HIV/AIDS BUREAU/HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
HIV Services Planning Grants support efforts to plan for provision
of high quality comprehensive HIV primary health care services
in rural or urban underserved areas and communities of color.
Deadline: 4/4/03. Contact: Sylvia Trent-Adams, 301-443-2177;
HUNTER’S HOPE FOUNDATION
Post-Doctoral Fellowships (junior investigators) and Major
Research Grants (senior investigators) support projects directly
related to Krabbe disease or other leukodystrophies. Eligible
studies may investigate new treatment approaches, or study
basic mechanisms related to these diseases. Areas of relevant
research include, among others: gene therapy; myelin development;
neurodegeneration and transplantation; developmental neurobiology
and molecular biology. Special consideration will be given
to newborn screening research. Contact: Marybeth Weltjen,
877-984-4673; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.huntershope.org/grant/call.html.
Support for completion of a graduate thesis or essay on the
history and culture of Virginia before 1700. Applicants may
be candidates in any relevant discipline; e.g., History, American
Studies, Literature, Archaeology, Anthropology, Fine Arts,
etc., as long as their research is devoted substantially to
Colonial Virginia before 1700. Deadline: 4/15/03. Contact:
Anne Tyler Netick, Chairman, Fellowship Committee, 9601 Adkins
Road, Charles City, VA 23030; http://www.jamestowne.org/Fellowship.htm.
NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
The Gustav O. Lienhard Award ($25,000) is presented annually
to recognize individuals for outstanding achievement in improving
health care services in the U.S. There are no eligibility
restrictions. Contact: Susanne Stoiber; 202-334-1506; email@example.com;
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Interdisciplinary Science in the NASA Earth Science Enterprise--Support
for participation in NASA Earth Science Enterprise (ESE) Earth
Observing System (EOS) interdisciplinary research and analysis
activities. Proposals should contain cross-cutting, interdisciplinary
research spanning and integrating across discipline areas
addressed by the Enterprise. The ESE mission is to develop
a scientific understanding of the earth system and its responses
to natural or human-induced changes in order to improve prediction
of climate, weather and natural hazards. Deadlines: 3/14/03
(Letter of Intent); 5/1/03 (Proposal). Contact: Woody Turner,
202-358-1662; Woody.Turner@hq.nasa.gov; http://research.hq.nasa.gov/code_y/nra/current/NRA-03-OES-03/index.html.
NATIONAL CENTER FOR INJURY PREVENTION AND CONTROL
Dissertation Awards for Doctoral Candidates for Violence-Related
Injury Prevention Research in Minority Communities support
research in a wide spectrum of disciplines, including epidemiology,
medicine, biostatistics, public health, law and criminal justice,
and the behavioral and social sciences, to prevent and control
injuries more effectively. Deadlines: 4/08/03 (Letter of Intent);
4/8/03 (Application). Contact: Nancy Pillar, 770-488-2721;
NATIONAL CENTER ON MINORITY HEALTH AND HEALTH DISPARITIES
Excellence in Partnerships for Community Outreach, Research
on Health Disparities and Training (Project EXPORT - Establishing
Comprehensive Centers) (RFA-MD-03-003), Establishing Exploratory
Centers (RFA: MD-03-002), and Centers of Excellence–Resource
Related Research Grants (MD-03-001)--Support to establish
comprehensive centers to focus on health disparities research,
community outreach, and training in order to strengthen research
and training infrastructure for minority health and health
disparities research and training and provide resources for
development of innovative partnership models between academic
institutions and community groups/organizations. Research
that explores a broad array of determinants of disparities
in minority health and health disparities is encouraged as
well as that which addresses a full range of health promotion
approaches with prevention or reduction of health disparities.
A comparison of characteristics of the programs can be found
at http://www.ncmhd.nih.gov. Contact: Tommy L. Broadwater,
301-402-1366; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MD-03-003.html;
Deadlines: 3/28/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/22/03 (Application).
NATIONAL ENDOWMENT FOR THE HUMANITIES (NEH)/NATIONAL
FOUNDATION ON THE ARTS AND HUMANITIES
Humanities Focus Grants support projects to improve formal
humanities education in the U.S. from kindergarten through
college and university. Grants provide educators with the
opportunity to consider significant humanities topics and
map institutional directions for teaching the humanities.
The grants are particularly appropriate for first-time applicants.
Deadline: 4/15/03. Contact: Division of Education Programs,
202-606-8380; email@example.com; http://www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/hfg.html.
NATIONAL FILM PRESERVATION FOUNDATION
Avant-Garde Masters Grants--Cash grants for laboratory work
to preserve significant examples of America’s avant-garde
film heritage. Deadlines: 3/31/03 (Initial Letter); 5/1/03
(Application). Contact: 415-392-7291; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Lung Tissue Research Consortium: Tissue Processing and Distribution
Center (HR-04-09)--Support to serve as a Tissue Processing
and Distribution Center (TC) for a 5-year multi-center research
program, the Lung Tissue Research Consortium (LTRC). The LTRC
will facilitate histopathological research of pulmonary diseases
by collecting lung tissues from donors and preparing and distributing
collections of tissue specimens to researchers within and
outside the Consortium. The RFP will be available at the website
below on approximately 3/15/03. Contact: Joanne Deshler, 301-435-0340;
NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Determination of All Functional Elements in Human DNA (RFA-HG-03-003)–Support
to participate in a Research Network that will conduct a pilot
project to test and compare methods for identifying all functional
elements in a limited (~1%) region of the human genome. Emphasis
will be on identification and verification of transcription
units, including associated cis-regulatory elements, but projects
using existing methods for identification of other sequence-based
functional elements are also encouraged. Contact: Elise Feingold,
301-496-7531; Elise_Feingold@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-03-003.html.
Deadlines: 4/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 5/13/03 (Application).
Technologies to Find Functional Elements in Genomic DNA (RFA-HG-03-004)–Support
for applications to develop new and improved technologies
for efficient, comprehensive, high-throughput identification
and verification of all types of sequence-based functional
elements, particularly those other than coding sequences,
for which adequate methods do not currently exist. Deadlines
and Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-03-004.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL
AND SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
Funding for Core Centers for Musuloskeletal Disorders (AR-03-004)
to provide resources for established, currently funded investigators,
often from different disciplines, to adopt a multidisciplinary
approach to common research problems in musculoskeletal disorders
and to ensure greater productivity than from separate projects.
Examples of research areas include, but are not limited to:
Regulation of skeletal growth and remodeling by systemic and
local factors; diagnostic markers of skeletal remodeling;
genetic basis of skeletal morphogenesis, growth, and disease;
mechanisms of bone repair and regeneration, including fracture
healing; development of techniques for growth plate repair,
reconstitution of large defects, and limb lengthening, including
use of autografts and allografts, and distraction osteogenesis;
and mechanisms of cartilage repair and regeneration, including
chondroprogenitor cell biology, genetics, and biomechanical
signaling; development of techniques for chondroprotection
and repair of the articular surface, including gene therapy
approaches. Contact: Julia B. Freeman, 301-594-5053; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 4/13/03 (Letter of Intent); 5/13/03 (Application).
Funding for Skin Diseases Research Core Centers (AR-03-003)
to provide resources for established, currently funded investigators,
often from different disciplines, to adopt a multidisciplinary
approach to common research problems in skin diseases and
ensure greater productivity than from separate projects. Examples
of research areas include, but are not limited to: stratum
corneum: biochemistry, structure, function; epidermis: differentiation,
keratinization, cellular constituents; dermal-epidermal junction:
structure, functions, diseases; skin as an immunological organ;
autoimmune skin diseases; dermis: structural components, diseases;
and molecular genetics and epidemiology of skin diseases.
Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-03-003.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH SCIENCES
Centers for Children’s Environmental Health and Disease
Prevention Research (RFA-ES-03-004)–Support for Centers
to conduct multidisciplinary, basic and applied research in
combination with community-based research projects on environmental
threats to children’s health and translate those research
findings to public policy, community needs, and information
for the health care community and the general public. Contact:
Gwen W. Collman, 919-541-4980; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-ES-03-004.html.
Deadlines: 4/16/03 (Letter of Intent); 5/16/03 (Application).
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF JUSTICE
School Safety Technology Solicitation–Support for research,
development, and evaluation of effectiveness of new or commercially
available technologies designed or used to create safer school
environments. Technology developers and researchers are encouraged
to work creatively with school law enforcement officers and
other school safety officials as they develop proposals in
response to the solicitation. Special interest areas are:
Crime Prevention Technologies; National Assessment of School
Safety Technology; and Crime Preparedness and/or Intervention
Technologies. Deadline: 3/26/03. Contact: Steve Schuetz, 202-305-8697;
Science and Technology Solicitation--Support for research,
development, and implementation proposals that will produce
innovative technologies or pertinent knowledge for the benefit
of law enforcement and corrections personnel. Applicants may
submit a proposal under any topic of their choosing. Deadline:
4/2/03. Contact: 202-616-6500; email@example.com; http://www.ncjrs.org/pdffiles1/nij/sl000607.pdf.
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND
Clinical Trial Planning Grant (PAR-03-051)--Funding for organization
of activities critical for successful implementation of high-risk,
complex, or large-scale clinical trials to evaluate treatments
for neurological disorders. Deadlines: 4/15/03, 8/15/03, 12/15/03.
Contact: John R. Marler, 301-496-9135; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-051.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Funding for Rare Diseases Clinical Research Centers (RDCRCs)
and a Data and Technology Coordinating Center
(DTCC), which will form the Rare Diseases Clinical Research
Network (RR-03-008) in order to facilitate clinical research
in rare diseases. Deadlines: 4/1/03 (Letter of Intent); 4/29/03
(Application). Contact: Giovanna M. Spinella, 301-402-4336;
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
Dean John A. Knauss Marine Policy Fellowships (OAR) provide
educational experiences to students who have an interest in
ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources and national policy
decisions affecting those resources. Graduate students are
matched with “hosts” in the legislative or executive
branch, or appropriate associations/institutions in the Washington,
D.C. area, for a one-year fellowship. Deadline: Applications
must be submitted to the local Sea Grant program by the deadline
set in the announcement (usually early to mid-April). Applicants
from states not served by a Sea Grant program should obtain
further information by contacting the Knauss Fellows Program
Manager at the NSGO. Contact: Nikola Garber, 301-713-2431
x124; Knauss email@example.com; http://www.nsgo.seagrant.org/Knauss/Application2004.htm.
NATIONAL RESEARCH COUNCIL
Collaboration in Basic Science and Engineering (COBASE)–Funding
for individual American specialists to establish new research
partnerships with colleagues in Central/Eastern Europe (CEE)
and the Newly Independent States of the former Soviet Union
(NIS). Proposals are accepted for collaborative research in
all fields of basic science supported by NSF. Project Development
and Initiation Grants support American specialists who wish
to host and/or visit their CEE or NIS colleagues in order
to initiate research projects and prepare collaborative research
proposals for submission to NSF. Special focus areas are Social
Sciences and Central Asia. Contact: 202-334-2644, firstname.lastname@example.org;
Deadlines: 4/14/03, 8/25/03.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA—Faculty at FDA and
NSF/FDA Scholar-in-Residence at FDA—Postdoctoral Fellowships–Support
for science, engineering, and mathematics faculty and fellows
to conduct research at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
The programs comprise interagency partnerships for investigation
of scientific and engineering issues concerning emerging trends
in medical device technology. Deadline: 4/14/03. Contact:
D. Helen Gill, 703-292-8910; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03525/nsf03525.htm.
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Talent Expansion
Program (STEP)\–Funding for projects to increase the
number of students pursuing and receiving associates or baccalaureate
degrees in established or emerging fields within science,
technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Two types
of awards are offered under this program: Type I: Efforts
aimed at implementing strategies to increase the number of
students pursuing and obtaining STEM degrees; and Type II:
Proposals for educational research projects. Deadlines: 4/10/03
(Letter of Intent); 5/22/03 (Application). Contact: Susan
Hixson, 703-292-4623; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubs/2003/nsf03548/nsf03548.htm.
OFFICE OF NAVAL RESEARCH (ONR)
The NRL-Wide Broad Agency Announcement (SOL BAA 03-01), available
at the website below, lists a broad range of research topics.
Deadlines: None (Initial Proposal); 12/31/04 (Closing Date).
Contact: Michelle Nicholl, 202-767-6263; email@example.com;
Future Leaders of the World Fellowship–Support for recent
college graduates to develop interpersonal, organizational,
public relations, and writing skills while learning about
current problems faced by nations around the world, including
the U.S., as a result of overpopulation. Deadline: 4/15/03.
Contact: Devinka Peiris, 202-544-3300 x121; firstname.lastname@example.org;
STRIPPER WELL CONSORTIUM
Support for programs that assist in development, demonstration,
and commercialization of technology to improve production
performance of the nation’s natural gas and petroleum
stripper wells. Focus areas are: reservoir remediation, characterization,
and operation; well-bore clean-up; and surface and collection
optimization. Contact: Joel L. Morrison, 814-865-4802; email@example.com;
http://www.energy.psu.edu/swc/proposal.shtml. Deadline: 4/18/03.
-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and