43, Number 27: March 10, 2006
to study, teach at UND
|EVENTS TO NOTE
sciences announces doctoral program
Symphony holds concert for young audiences
Scientist to discuss insect systematics
Sioux Boosters luncheon set for Friday
Aging is focus of medical school for
Writers Conference explores “Border
Crossings” March 21-25
Christus Rex holds Lenten book study
Sen. Dorgan sponsors Unmanned Aviation
Panel discussion on injury and violence
set for March 22
Register soon for rural health conference
Annual Science Day to stimulate children’s
interest in science
VeggieTales comes to the Fritz
Global Visions film series continues
Grantwriting seminar set for March
U2 workshops listed
Time-Out Week is April 3-9
Transfer student program begins April
Spring Jazz Ensembles concert set for
Sioux-per Gala & Auction is April
Extended WAC workshop offered in May
named chair of occupational therapy
Faculty development grants awarded
Women studies names winning essays
Submissions sought for Merrifield competition
Student organization holds photography
Spring Break hours listed for libraries,
Faculty manuscripts sought for editing
NATURE program seeks faculty participation
Nominations sought for Memorial Union
Nominations sought for staff awards
Bookstore thanks faculty for book orders
Large passenger van driver training available
Artists display work in Museum’s
Studio One lists features
Wellness Center offers walking program
educators to study, teach at UND
Eight distinguished Russian educators, hosted
by the College of Education and Human Development’s
Department of Teaching and Learning, have arrived
at UND for five weeks of intensive training
in the best American teaching practices.
The Russian teachers are part of the U.S.-Russia
Teachers-Training-Teachers Program, which is
funded by an American Councils of International
Education grant. UND, the University of Alabama,
and California State University-Chico are the
three institutions selected to participate in
this program. The group includes Margarita Belvaeva,
school psychologist; Vera Chernysheva, history,
social studies, and legal studies; Irina Davydova,
English; Elena Fastova, history and social studies;
Elena Klenevskaya, English; Vladimir Kozer,
history and social/civic studies; Natalia Makarova,
English and project coordinator; and Larisa
Shukaylo, English. The teachers are all from
schools in northern Russia.
Their UND hosts and collaborators are Donna
Pearson, assistant professor of social studies
education, and Anne Walker, assistant professor
of literacy and English language learner education.
The Russian teachers will focus on the best
U.S. teaching skills and methods, including
technology, assessment of student skills, and
diversity. They plan to visit several rural
and Native American schools in North Dakota
and urban high schools in Minneapolis; they
will also complete a two-week internship in
Grand Forks public schools.
UND has participated in a unique range of exchange
programs to support partnerships with scholars
from Russia, including the Junior Faculty Development
Program and other exchange programs. President
Charles Kupchella strongly supports broadening
UND’s ties to Russia and was on a team
of university presidents who visited Russian
counterparts in 2002. Kupchella also presented
at an American Councils for International Education
seminar in 2003.
sciences announces doctoral program
The atmospheric sciences department will announce
the new Doctor of Philosophy program in a ceremony
at 3 p.m. Thursday, March 9, in 210 Clifford
“The Ph.D. in atmospheric sciences is
consistent with UND’s philosophy of building
new doctoral programs on top of successful master’s
programs,” said Joseph Benoit, dean of
the graduate school. “The master’s
program in atmospheric sciences has developed
a national reputation and will continue to expand
in coming years. Given the success of our prior
initiatives in atmospheric sciences, the reputation
of our faculty and the existing infrastructure
afforded by the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace
Sciences, I am confident that our newest Ph.D.
program will be highly sought after by students
from around the world.”
– UND aerospace
holds concert for young audiences
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony presents An
American Tale: A Concert for Young Audiences
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Thursday, March
9, at 7:30 p.m. The orchestra presents Aaron
Copland’s masterpiece “Appalachian
Spring,” as well as “Time Square
1944” from Leonard Bernstein’s classic
musical On the Town, and Edward Elgar’s
Pomp and Circumstance. The Greater Grand Forks
Youth Symphony will join the group for part
of the concert in a side-by-side performance.
The concert is also performed twice earlier
in the day for school groups throughout the
Red River Valley and northwestern Minnesota.
Although the program is designed to introduce
younger audiences to orchestra music and includes
popular favorites from the classical repertoire,
many older listeners attend. In the last few
years, the symphony has also welcomed community
groups and residents of retirement communities
to the daytime performances.
Stephen Ramsey, the fourth finalist in the symphony’s
national music director search, is guest conductor
for this annual event. Ramsey is the founding
music director and conductor of the Dakota Valley
Symphony and Chorus and is in his 12th season
as music director and conductor of the Austin
Symphony Orchestra in Minnesota. He earned his
master’s degree in orchestral conducting
from the University of Missouri-Kansas City
Conservatory of Music. He has studied with Leonard
Slatkin, Max Rudolph and Maurice Jones. The
concert is sponsored by the Myra Foundation
and will include a special guest performance
by the winner of the Young Artist Competition
Tickets are $17 and $12 for adults and seniors,
$5 for students, and free to children under
12. The Symphony partners with Operation Enduring
Friendship to offer ticket discounts to active
duty officers at the Grand Forks Air Force Base
and their families. Call 777-4090 or for more
information visit www.ggfso.org.
— Greater Grand Forks Symphony
to discuss insect systematics
Paul Tinerella, a NDSU doctoral candidate in
entomology, will give a seminar at noon Friday,
March 10, in 105 Starcher Hall. He will present
“Systematics of Australasian Pygmy Water
Boatmen (Insecta: Heteroptera: Corixidae).”
Tinerella’s research interests include
insect systematics, and the evolution of communication
and other behaviors in aquatic insects. He is
also interested in analyses of molecular data
for systematic study.
The event will be hosted by Becky Simmons.
Boosters luncheon set for Friday
Join Fighting Sioux coaches, fans, student
athletes and alumni for the next Sioux Boosters
luncheon at noon Friday, March 10. Hear coaches
Roebuck, Hakstol and select student athletes
talk about their upcoming playoff scenarios!
Tickets are $8.50 and everyone is welcome to
For more information, contact me.
– Chris Lee, 777-4210, email@example.com
is focus of medical school for the public
Aging is the focus of a six-week course offered
to the community by faculty members of the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences through its
Medical School for the Public program. “Aging
from the Outside In” will be held from
7 to 9 p.m. Tuesdays, beginning March 21, at
the UND Clinical Education Center in Grand Forks.
Designed to increase participants’ knowledge
of conditions and issues related to aging, the
course is intended for adult learners who want
to deepen their understanding of the aging process
and enhance and maintain health as one ages.
“We will explain the various aspects of
aging, starting from the clinical setting (where
the patient receives the diagnosis) down to
the basic science setting, or what’s happening
at the cellular level,” said Holly Brown-Borg,
associate professor of pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics, who is directing this year’s
program along with Tricia Langlois, clinical
assistant professor of internal medicine and
a geriatric specialist at Altru Health System
in Grand Forks.
Medical school faculty members who are recognized,
many of them nationally, as leading teachers,
physicians, allied health professionals and
researchers in their respective fields, will
teach all sessions. They will discuss the basic
biology of aging, with an eye toward “how
can we help the audience understand why something
Class sessions are:
- March 21: Biology of Aging
Introduction to the basic biology of aging
of organ systems and examination of North
Dakota’s aging population
- March 28: Geriatric Evaluation
What is involved in the clinical assessment
of older adults?
- April 4: Memory
Where are my keys? Clinical indications, assessment
tools, diagnosis and treatment of memory difficulties
in aging adults.
- April 11: Falls, Frailty and Osteoporosis
Falls, frailty and osteoporosis in aging adults
and the importance of bone health.
- April 18: Independence
Can I still drive? I want to live in my home,
is it safe? My social network? Please help
- April 25: Keys to Healthy Aging
What to take, what not to take and how to
extend the health span.
The course will also be sent live via videoconference
technology to medical school locations in Bismarck,
Fargo and Minot. Cost is $30 per person (for
Grand Forks only; no charge at other locations)
and enrollment is limited.
For more information or to preregister, contact:
Bismarck - Lonna Augustadt, 328-9579, firstname.lastname@example.org
Fargo - Kristi Hofer, 293-4108, email@example.com
Grand Forks - Faye Aker, 777-3800, firstname.lastname@example.org
Minot - JoDee Nielsen, 858-6774, email@example.com
Presentations may also be viewed through the
medical school’s web site at www.med.und.edu
(click on “webcast”).
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Conference explores “Border Crossings”
The 37th Annual UND Writers Conference will
examine “Border Crossings,” literature
influenced by geographical borders as well as
political, gender, cultural, and social borders.
Authors from across the country and the world
will join together on campus March 21-25 to
read from their works, discuss writing, and
interact with students, faculty, and the community.
Sheryl O’Donnell, chair of English, says
one of the most interesting aspects of the conference
is the opportunity to see how writers start
with the theme as “a common point of reference”
and move in multiple directions, some of which
are “literal, some are cultural, some
This year’s presidential lecturer will
be Barry Lopez, essayist, short-story writer,
and international traveler. He is the author
of Arctic Dreams, winner of the National Book
Award, and Light Action in the Caribbean. The
latter collection includes stories that reference
North Dakota, Bottineau County, and the “high
plains of Central North Dakota.” Lopez’s
writing is engaging and enlightening; he often
examines the relationship between human culture
and physical landscape, which should be of interest
to residents in this part of the country.
Other writers include Carol Gilligan, Robin
Magowan, Mark Salzman, Fan Shen, Nance Van Winckel,
Branca Vilela, and Sam Pickering. For information
on each writer and a schedule of events, please
In addition to readings and panel discussions,
the film festival will focus on “Border
Crossings” with films like The Sea Inside,
Rembetiko, The Fast Runner, In America, Morning
Sun, Dead Poets Society, and Iron & Silk.
Of note, Iron & Silk is based on a book
written by Mark Salzman, and the model for the
teacher in Dead Poets Society is Writers Conference
author Sam Pickering. The complete schedule
for films is available on the web site.
The conference’s last day will be devoted
to local writers in the community and surrounding
area. The morning will engage participants in
workshops with two creative writing professors
from UND, and at noon, local writers will read
from their own works.
All events will be held at theMemorial Union
(unless otherwise noted) and are free and open
to the public. Films will be shown in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl.
For more information, visit www.und.edu/org/writers/.
Schedule of Events
- Tuesday, March 21: 10 a.m., public readings;
1:30 p.m., film, The Sea Inside; 4 p.m., reading,
“Branca Vilela”; 5:30 p.m., film,
The Fast Runner; 8 p.m., presidential lecture,
Barry Lopez, Chester Fritz Auditorium.
- Wednesday, March 22: 10 a.m., public readings;
noon panel, “Writing Sans Frontiers,”
Barry Lopez, Sam Pickering, Robin Magowan,
Branca Vilela, with moderator Robert Lewis;
2 p.m., film, Rembetiko; 4 p.m., reading,
Robin Magowan; 5:45 p.m., film, Dead Poets
Society; 8 p.m., a conversation with Sam Pickering.
- Thursday, March 23: 10 a.m., public readings;
noon panel, “Writing the Threshold,”
Carol Gilligan, Mark Salzman, Sam Pickering,
Robin Magowan, Fan Shen, with moderator Michael
Beard; 2 p.m., film, In America; 4 p.m., reading,
Carol Gilligan; 5:45 p.m., film, Morning Sun;
8 p.m., reading, Fan Shen.
- Friday, March 24: 10 a.m., public readings;
noon panel, “Writing Around Borders,”
Mark Salzman, Nance Van Winckel, Fan Shen,
Branca Vilela, with moderator Darin Kerr;
2 p.m., film, Memento; 4 p.m., reading, Nance
Van Winckel; 6 p.m., film, Iron & Silk;
8 p.m., reading, Mark Salzman.
- Saturday, March 25: 10 a.m., community writers’
workshop; noon, reading, local writers with
moderator Thomas Caraway; 2 p.m., film, Nights
Rex holds Lenten book study
Christus Ex will hold a book study of Marcus Borg’s
The Heart of Christianity, and invites you to explore
the Christian faith – past, present and future
– and welcome a new diversity at the Table of
Grace. It will be held at noon in the lounge at Christus
Rex, Tuesdays, March 21 and 28. Snacks and coffee
are provided. The book is available at the Christus
Rex office for $10. Reserve a book by calling 775-5581.
Facilitated by Jerry Bass and Tim Megorden.
– Christus Rex
Dorgan sponsors Unmanned Aviation Systems summit
An Unmanned Aviation Systems summit will be held
Wednesday, March 22, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
It is an action summit co-sponsored by U.S. Sen. Byron
Dorgan, the Odegard School, and the Red River Valley
Research Corridor coordinating center.
Grand Forks Air Force Base and the Air National Guard
in Fargo are due to become one of the Air Force’s
premier operations for unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs).
So it is fitting for the region to explore the commercial
and technological opportunities implicit in unmanned
aviation systems (UAS).
When the Air Force announced its plan to put UAS operations
in the region, it said it was doing so not just because
of the advantages provided by the Grand Forks base
itself, but also because it recognized that UND’s
School of Aerospace Sciences offers unique opportunities
to focus on UAS efforts for the Air Force and other
services. Sen. Dorgan is working with the Air Force
to establish UND as a DoD Center of Excellence for
The purpose of the summit is to start to identify
specific actions that must be taken to accelerate
the deployment of UAS to Grand Forks Air Force Base
and the Air National Guard base in Fargo and to identify
potential UAS-related economic opportunities for the
community and local businesses.
At the action summit, you will
- Receive a briefing from a member of the Department
of Defense (DoD) UAS Roadmap Planning Task Force
to outline DoD’s long-term plans for UAS.
- Learn about force structure plans for Grand Forks
Air Force Base and UAS acquisition and basing plans.
- Hear about airspace issues from representatives
of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and
the uses of UAS for homeland defense from the Department
of Homeland Security (DHS).
- Connect with leaders in business, research and
government who are forging the way in UAS development.
- Discuss ideas and strategies for public policy
and initiatives you’d like to see to help
take UAS development in our nation and state to
the next level.
Register online at www.theresearchcorridor.com.
Cost is $25 for food, beverages and materials. A continental
breakfast will be served at 7:30 a.m. Call 775-3354
for more information.
– Odegard School
discussion on injury and violence set for March 22
A panel discussion on injury and violence will be
hosted by the Healthy UND Coalition at 3 p.m. Wednesday,
March 22, in 16/18 Swanson Hall. Panelists include
Tom Erickson, UND IMPACT self defense instructor and
student educator on topics of violence; Kay Mendick,
director of the women’s center and UND IMPACT
self defense instructor; Don Rasmuson, lieutenant,
UND police department; Jason Uhlir, director of campus
safety and security/risk management; and Kari Kerr
Welsh, Community Violence Intervention Center, prevention
and education program coordinator.
The event is sponsored by the Healthy UND Coalition
as part of a series of discussions on Healthy People
2010 leading health indicators. The following questions
will be addressed for each indicator:
- What do we know about behavior regarding this
- What current programs and activities are occurring
on campus related to this indicator?
- What best practices would have a positive impact?
- What are some of the barriers?
- How does this indicator impact the seven dimensions
- What could Healthy UND partners do to help encourage
healthier choices related to this indicator?
Contact the student health promotion office at 777-2097
for additional information.
— Robyn Bueling and Jane Croeker, Healthy UND
soon for rural health conference
This is the last week to send in registration fees
for the 2006 Dakota Conference on Rural and Public
Health in Fargo.
The 21st annual Dakota Conference on Rural and Public
Health, an interdisciplinary forum for sharing strategies
for building and sustaining healthy rural communities,
is set for March 22-24.
For more information and to register, contact Bismarck
State College, conference coordinator, at 1-800-852-5685
or go to www.bismarckstate.edu/cce/ruralhealth/
. Continuing education hours are available for those
who qualify. Registrations received after March 4
will be considered on-site.
The conference theme, “Emerging Health Issues:
Preparing for Tomorrow,” 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 health care
administration, health promotion and disease prevention,
environmental health and occupational health, and
diverse populations and health disparities.
Keynote speakers include Patricia Mail, president
of the American Public Health Association; Alan Morgan,
president of the National Rural Health Association,
Capt. B. Kevin Molloy of the U.S. Public Health Service;
and Sarah Patrick, director of the Center of Excellence
in Women’s Health Demonstration Project for
Region VIII, University of South Dakota School of
Medicine and Health Sciences.
The Dakota Conference is facilitated and sponsored
by the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. Additional sponsors
are Altru Health System, Grand Forks; North Dakota
Public Health Association; UND College of Nursing,
and the Departments of Community Medicine and Family
Medicine at UND.
— School of Medicine and Health Services
Science Day to stimulate children’s interest
Fifth- and sixth-grade students are invited to attend
the annual Science Day Saturday, March 25, at the
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Offered at no charge, 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 pre-registrations by Friday, March
Participating students may choose to attend either
the morning session, 9 a.m. to noon, with registration
beginning at 8:30 a.m., or afternoon session, 1 to
4 p.m., with registration beginning at 12:30 p.m.
Medical student-supervised activities, designed to
stimulate children’s interest in science, will
focus on human health and anatomy, the heart and exercise,
awareness of the dangers of tobacco use, “grossology,”
and various projects that demonstrate scientific principles.
An age-appropriate talk on AIDS is open only to those
with parental consent.
For more information or to request a registration
form, please contact Shelley in the Office of Public
Affairs at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
777-4305 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
comes to the Fritz
VeggieTales Rockin’ Tour Live! will appear
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Saturday, March 25,
at 6 p.m.
Bob the Tomato, Larry the Cucumber and the rest of
the VeggieTales Rockin’ Tour Live! cast is hitting
the road this spring for what is sure to be a rockin’
The show features Bob the Tomato as the stage manager
of the show. Bob has written the script and is continually
pushing all his veggie friends to keep to the song
list he has provided. Unfortunately for Bob, the veggies
have their own idea about what songs should be performed.
The mayhem that ensues will cause the audience to
laugh out loud and dance in their seats.
Save $4 per ticket with a group of 10 or more. Ticket
prices are $24.50 and $18.50. Call 777-0833 for more
information. Tickets are available at the Ralph Engelstad
Arena and Chester Fritz box offices, all Ticketmaster
locations, by calling (701) 772-5151 (Grand Forks),
(701) 235-7171 (Fargo) or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
The show is presented by the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Visions film series continues
The Global Visions film series continues through
May. All films are located in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial
Union, beginning at 7 p.m., and are free and open
to the public.
Brava Gente Brasileira will be shown Tuesday, March
28. The story is located geographically and historically
in the area of the Pantanal Matogrossense, in 1738
middle Paraguay. Both Portugal and Spain have claimed
the territory for its potential rich natural resources,
especially silver. This is a harsh story of the cruelty
of colonialism and the unspeakable treatment of Brazil’s
indigenous peoples, who see Portuguese and Spanish
colonizers as invaders of their land. This film demonstrates
the struggles experienced by peoples from vastly different
cultural domains, and calls us to bear witness to
the fragility of the human condition.
For more information, call 777-4718.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
seminar set for March 30
Whether you want to create an art program for kids
or seniors, enhance your curriculum, bring in new
equipment, develop a program that adds services, or
any other ideas; there could be a grant out there
targeted for your needs.
The Grantwriting: Getting the Results You Want! seminar
will help you plan, search, develop and write your
The seminar teaches a proven model designed to make
your fund-seeking efforts more successful. This seminar
provides steps to effective planning, methods for
identifying the best funding source, tips for developing,
and submitting a grant proposal, and follow-up activities.
Lynette Krenelka, the seminar instructor, has extensive
experience in applying for and receiving millions
of dollars in grant funding for various projects.
Dr. Krenelka holds a master’s degree in research
methodologies as well as a doctorate in educational
Grantwriting: Getting the Results You Want! is designed
for the beginning grant writer, and offers a systematic
approach to grant writing. The information presented
in the seminar will benefit those from non-profit
Grantwriting: Getting the Results You Want! will be
held Thursday, March 30, in River Valley Room, Memorial
For more information and to register, please visit
contact conference services at 777-2663 or e-mail
— Conference services.
Below are U2 workshops for March 14-23. Visit our
web site for more.
- Coffee, Cookies and Catered Events, Oh My! (UND
Catering: Not Just Doughnuts!): March 14, 8:30 to
10 a.m. or April 11, 8:30 to 10 a.m., Badlands Room,
Memorial Union. Learn to plan an event from start
to finish, discover what’s new in catered
events, learn to complete the forms to request catering
services, learn menu planning from the catering
experts, and how to take your catered event to the
next level. Presenters: Diane Brenno and Cheryl
- Performance Management and Progressive Discipline:
March 14, 9 to 11 a.m., or April 26, 9 to11 a.m.,
305 Twamley Hall. Supervisors will learn the fundamentals
of conducting honest, fair, and consistent evaluations
and receive guidelines for using a progressive discipline
system. Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
The Power of Employee Feedback (One Minute Praise):
March 17 and 24, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Skalicky Tech
Incubator. Fee is $30. Learn how the use of FAST
feedback techniques can improve both the morale
and retention of employees. Participants will learn
how to practice MBWA and how to use positive feedback
to affect the performance of their employees in
the workplace. Presenter: Gretchen Schatz, workforce
- Laboratory Safety: March 21, 10 a.m. to noon,
Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Learn general lab-safety
principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories.
The workshop covers potential health hazards in
the laboratory, protective measures, and response
to incidents and emergencies. This training is required
for all University employees working in a laboratory.
Presenter: Greg Krause, safety and environmental
Employee Travel Policies and Procedures: March 22,
10 to 11:30 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Brush up on
procedures for employee ticket authorizations, direct
billing of airline tickets and employee travel expense
vouchers. Presenter: Bonnie Nerby.
- Defensive Driving: March 23, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop
is required by state fleet for all UND employees
who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly)
basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident
while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged
to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents).
This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota
insurance premiums and could possibly remove points
from your driving record. Presenter: Mike Holmes.
- Duplicating Procedures: March 23, 1:30 to 2:30
p.m., Presidents Room, Memorial Union. Learn more
about what is offered at duplicating services, and
about online job submission, and how to create PDF’s.
Presenters: Shawn Leake and Sherry Metzger.
Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you
for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials
and number of seats.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant
Week is April 3-9
The dedication of the new American Indian Center
will be among the highlights of the 2006 UNDIA Time-Out
Week celebration April 3-9.
Each year Time-Out Week is planned, promoted, and
hosted by UNDIA (University of North Dakota Indian
Association), one of the most enduring Native student
organizations on campus. Most events are free and
open to the public.
“Time-Out Week brings together people from all
walks of life to celebrate the American Indian culture,”
said UNDIA President Janie Schroeder. “Our events
appeal to people with a variety of interests, and
this year we’ll be bringing some very successful
American Indian people to our campus.”
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Strengthening
the Circle of Life Through Cultural Awareness.”
“Our theme promotes cultural awareness, expands
knowledge, and reduces ignorance,” said Courtney
Davis, UNDIA Time-Out Week coordinator.
The concluding event, Time-Out Wacipi (Wa-chee-pee),
is the first major spring contest powwow in the state.
Thousands of spectators and hundreds of dancers from
throughout the region attend this annual event.
The Wacipi also features a craft fair displaying the
work of American Indian artists. Persons interested
in selling artwork during this year’s Wacipi
can reserve display space by contacting UNDIA.
“The Time-Out Wacipi begins the powwow season,”
Amber Finley, UNDIA vice president, said. “Well
known dancers and drums from throughout the region
are expected to attend. Each year new and returning
Wacipi participants come together to celebrate the
unique and rich Native American culture. We expect
a huge attendance this year.”
For more information about Time-Out Week and the Wacipi,
contact the UND Indian Association at 777.4291 or
Time-Out Week and Wacipi information is available
To serve as a volunteer during the Time-Out Wacipi,
contact any UNDIA member or co-advisors Darlene Nelson
and Monique Vondall.
The full Time-Out Week and Wacipi schedule follows:
Monday, April 3:
- Opening ceremony outside the Memorial Union
on University Avenue, 11 a.m.
- Workshop, “Bafa Bafa: A Simulation Exercise
in Diversity,” by Donna Brown and Leigh
Jeanotte (both American Indian Student Services),
River Valley Room, Memorial Union, noon to 1:30
- “Metis Culture: Old and New Worlds Meet,”
presented by Birgit Hans (Indian studies) and
Virgil Benoit (modern and classical languages),
River Valley Room, Memorial Union, from 3 to 4:30
p.m. Sponsored by the languages and Indian studies
- A panel of experts will present “Maintaining
Traditional Languages” in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Audience
members will have the opportunity to sit in on
a discussion on maintaining native languages in
the contemporary world and learn how to speak
French using the Metis language.
- Acclaimed Native American storyteller and flute-player
Keith “Northern Lights” Bear, from
New Town, N.D., will perform in the Josephine
Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center,
from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Sponsored by UNDIA and the
student activities committee.
Tuesday, April 4:
- “Oral Traditions: Lessons of Life,”
The Loading Dock, Memorial Union, from noon to
1 p.m. This program features students and faculty
reading and sharing traditional stories and talking
about the lessons they teach. Chris Nelson (English)
- AISES (American Indian Science & Engineering
Society) will host “Family Science Night”
in the Memorial Union Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m.
The program includes fun and educational activities
for children and adults interested in science.
Everyone will participate in hands-on science
experiments and learn about natural environmental
- John Herrington, the first Native American
astronaut, will give a free community presentation
on “Space Travels” in the Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union, at 7:15 p.m. In November
2002, Herrington traveled to the International
Space Station aboard the Space Shuttle Endeavor.
He currently serves as chief test pilot of the
XP Spaceplane for Rocketplane Limited Inc. Sponsored
by UNDIA, American Indian Science and Engineering
Society (AISES), North Dakota Space Grant Consortium,
Student Activities Committee, and John D. Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences.
Wednesday, April 5:
- “Winter Counts, Rock Art, and the Interpretations
of American Indian History,” by Sebastian
Braun (Indian Studies) in the River Valley Room,
Memorial Union, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored
by UNDIA and Indian studies.
- “The Art of Making Frybread” a hands-on
demonstration presented in 40 O’Kelly Hall
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special program
will be co-presented by Twyla Baker-Demaray, Mandan,
Hidatsa, Arikara Nation, and Hillary Kempenich,
Turtle Mountain Ojibwe. Participants will learn
how to make and bake traditional frybread. Co-sponsored
by UNDIA, student activities committee, and American
Indian Student Services.
- A tipi construction class will be taught by
Birgit Hans (Indian studies) in the Merrifield
Hall greenspace from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants
will have the opportunity to ask questions, help
construct tipis, and observe the process. The
session is co-sponsored by UNDIA and Indian studies.
- An Honors Banquet will be held at the Memorial
Union Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. The cost of dinner
is $10. Sponsored by UNDIA, Indian related programs,
American Indian Student Services, student activities
committee, and the vice president for student
and outreach services office.
- Popular Native American comedian Charlie Hill
will provide entertainment in the Memorial Union
Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the
public. Sponsored by American Indian Student Services
and the student activities committee.
Thursday, April 6:
- A workshop on “Restorative Justice: A
Viable Peacemaking Alternative” will be
held in the South Ballroom, Memorial Union, from
8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Chief Justice Don Costello
will be the featured speaker on the peacemaking
alternative to courts, mediation, and conflict
resolution. It is designed for any interested
professionals, especially social workers and attorneys.
Students can attend the Costello talk free of
charge. Continuing education hours will be available
for attorneys and social workers, and a registration
fee of $50 per person is required. For more information,
call the social work department at 777-2669. Sponsored
by the School of Law, Native American Law Students
Association, social work department, and social
- An American Indian Research Forum will be held
in the Memorial Union from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Speakers will include: Dee Bigfoot, University
of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Office of
Child Abuse and Neglect; George Charles, University
of Alaska-Fairbanks; and Craig Vanderwagon, Indian
Health Services. All presentations are sponsored
by the National Resource Center on Native American
Aging and Student Health and the UND Center for
Rural Health. For more information, visit www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/rural/airf/.
- “Traditional Medicines of the Lewis &
Clark Expeditions” will be held in the River
Valley Room from noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Monica Mayer
from Trinity Community Clinic in New Town, N.D.,
has been studying the journey of Lewis & Clark
for many years. Her interest is piqued due to
the medical aspects of the adventure and her Native
heritage. The program is co-sponsored by the RAIN
(Recruitment-Retention of American Indians into
Nursing) program, INMED (Indians into Medicine)
program, and student health services.
- A panel discussion, “Multicultural Education
in North Dakota” will be held in Room 109,
Education Building, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Janet
Ahler, (educational foundations and research)
will serve as moderator. American Indian Student
Services and the College of Education and Human
Development sponsor the program.
- A community discussion of the acclaimed book
Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the
Trial that Forged a Nation will be held at Barnes
& Noble Bookstore from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Author
Paul Vandevelder will be special guest. UNDIA,
Indian studies, and the North Dakota Humanities
Council sponsor the “Exploring the American
Indian Experience” program.
- The campus premiere of the motion picture Waterbuster
will be hosted by producer J. Carlos Peinados
in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, at 7 p.m.
The screening is sponsored by the North Dakota
Friday, April 7:
- “A Celebration of Achievements: American
Indian Graduates of UND” will be held at
the Burtness Lab Theatre from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Nine individuals representing UND’s American
Indian graduates from the past 40 years will be
recognized for participating in the “More
Than Beads and Feathers” media campaign.
- UND’s new American Indian Center, 315
Princeton St., will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m.
UND faculty, staff and students, members of the
Greater Grand Forks community, and Native people
from throughout the region are invited to attend.
A traditional meal will be served at 1 p.m.
- The 37th Annual Time-Out Wacipi will open at
the Hyslop Sports Center. The first grand entry
is scheduled for 7 p.m. This year’s host
drum is Yellowface, from White Shield, N.D. Dale
Old Horn, from Crow Agency, Mont., will serve
as master of ceremonies, and Claire Fox, from
White Shield, N.D., is arena dancer. Dancer and
drum registration opens at 6 p.m. Friday, April
7, and closes at 1 p.m. Saturday, April 8. The
admission fee to the Wacipi is $5 per day or $8
for a weekend pass. UND students with a current
I.D., children under age 6, and seniors over age
55 will be admitted free. Wacipi sponsors include
the president’s office and the student activities
Saturday, April 8:
- The Time-Out Parade of Dancers will begin at
the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The
parade will head east on University Avenue and
conclude at the School of Medicine and Health
Services parking lot. Dancers and drum groups
will be awarded points for participating. All
dancers and drum group members will be encouraged
to sign up for the parade during registration.
- The Time-Out Wacipi will continue at the Hyslop
Sports Center, with grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m.
A community feast featuring a traditional meal
will be served at 5:30 p.m. This is the first
major spring contest powwow in the state. Volunteers
will be available to assist and answer questions.
Copies of “The Guide to the Powwow Experience”
will be distributed.
- The UNDIA Time-Out Week 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament
will be held at the Hyslop Multi-Purpose Room
Saturday, April 8, and Sunday, April 9. There
are 16 team slots and the entry fee is $300 for
each team. For more information, contact Joseph
LaFountain at (701) 477-4045 or Dean Dauphinais
Jr. at (701) 740-4988.
Sunday, April 9:
- This is the third and final day of the Wacipi
at the Hyslop Sports Center. A grand entry is
scheduled for 1 p.m.
- The 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament concludes.
student program begins April 8
On Saturday, April 8, the student academic services
will hold the Transfer Student Getting Started Program
in the Memorial Union. Transfer Getting Started is
a program to which new transfer students, admitted
for the Fall 2006 semester, are invited to campus
for advisement and registration. Program activities
include a welcome to the University, presentations
from financial aid and dean of students, and advisement
and registration. If you have questions or would like
additional information, please call Heather Martin
at 777-2117 or e-mail .
– Enrollment services
Jazz Ensembles concert set for April 10
The UND Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of Mike
Blake and Robert Brooks, will present their spring
concert and final concert of the academic year at
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
The two ensembles will perform a wide variety of selections
from the jazz idiom. They will also feature several
members of the groups on jazz improvisation solos,
as well as featured soloists on particular pieces.
The ticket prices are $2 for students and senior citizens,
$5 for general admission, and $10 for families.
For further information, contact the music department
at 777-2644 or email@example.com.
Gala & Auction is April 22
The Sioux-per Gala & Auction will be held Saturday,
April 22, at the Alerus Center and you have the opportunity
to be a part of it! We are currently accepting gift
items to be auctioned off during either the silent
or live auction. Large or small, any gift you can
donate would be greatly appreciated.
Proceeds from the Sioux-per Gala & Auction will
benefit UND athletic scholarships. This event was
a tremendous success in 2004 and we want you to be
a part of the excitement in 2006!
To donate an item, call Nancy at 777-2611.
– Chris Lee, director of marketing and promotions,
WAC workshop offered in May
“Our students just don’t write well.
When they come into my class, they can’t even
[fill in the blank], and it’s a major concern.”
Some version of this comment was made to members of
the gen ed task force in interviews with faculty from
several departments across campus. Student writing
remains a major concern, and it isn’t –
and won’t be – completely addressed through
the requirement that students take Comp. Attention
to writing across the curriculum remains an absolutely
essential component of the effort to help students
acquire the skills and experiences they need to be
If writing is an important element within your courses,
this would be a great year for you to consider participating
in the extended WAC workshop. The workshop, for which
participants will receive stipends of $600 (minus
standard payroll deductions), is offered across six
mornings during two weeks in May (8:30 a.m. to noon
on May 15, 17, 18 and May 23, 24, 25). Participation
provides an opportunity for faculty at all levels
of experience and from all disciplines to consider
and reconsider the writing that students do (or could
be doing) in their courses. Each participant will
focus on a specific course project during the workshop.
Possible projects include revising or developing courses
that address concerns like the following:
- Your class size is increasing, and you don’t
want to drop the writing but you do want to reduce
the grading load;
- You’ve always assigned a major paper at
the end of the semester, but the papers are worse
every year and this year you were suspicious that
a good many of them were cut-and-paste jobs from
- You spend a lot of time reading and commenting
on student papers, but it doesn’t seem like
students learn at all from your efforts to provide
- You’ve never done much with writing in
your courses, but you’re teaching a new course
next year that seems like a place where writing
should be included;
- Your course is OK, but you’ve been teaching
it for awhile now and are ready for an opportunity
to rethink it, including changing (or adding) writing
If you are interested in workshop participation,
please contact me for more information.
— Joan Hawthorne, firstname.lastname@example.org,
777-6381, or 777-4684
named chair of occupational therapy
Janet Jedlicka has been named chair of occupational
therapy at the School of Medicine and Health
Sciences. She has served as interim chair since
July 1, when Sue McIntyre retired after 38 years
with the department, the last 24 as chair.
Jedlicka joined the OT faculty at the medical
school as an associate professor in January
2003. She came to UND from the Medical College
of Georgia, in Columbus, Ga. Her special area
of interest is in teaching strategies.
“She is a proven leader,” H. David
Wilson, dean of the School of Medicine and Health
Sciences said, “and we look forward to
her leadership in this important role at the
UND medical school. I am confident the department
will reach even higher levels of excellence
under her guidance.”
Originally from Bismarck, Jedlicka graduated
from Century High school there, and earned a
bachelor’s degree in occupational therapy
and a bachelor’s degree in Spanish, both
from UND, in 1982. She holds a 1988 master’s
degree in occupational therapy, specializing
in mental health, from New York University.
She completed the doctorate in higher education
and leadership in 1995 at the University of
The OT program provides education leading to
a Master of Occupational Therapy degree. Its
faculty also offers a satellite degree program,
developed and launched in 1992, in cooperation
with Casper (Wyo.) College.
Jedlicka, who holds the academic rank of associate
professor, began her duties as chair Feb. 1.
development grants awarded
The following were awarded faculty instructional
development committee (FIDC) grants in January
- January: Terry Hagen (economics) , 17th
Annual Robert Morris University Teaching Economics:
Instructional and Classroom Based Research
Conference” $475.15; Patrick O’Neill
(economics), “17th Annual Robert Morris
University Teaching Economics: Instructional
and Classroom Based Research Conference”
- February: Susan Offutt (rural health), presentation
of poster session, “Successful Initiation
of an Interprofessional Health Care Program”
and attendance at the All Together Better
Health Conference III, $1,250; E. Janie Pinterits
and Cindy Juntunen (counseling), COUN 580
Counseling Practicum Course instructional
equipment”, $255; Daphne Pedersen Stevens
(sociology), Midwest Sociological Society
annual meeting, $348.84; Ravindra Thamma (technology),
data acquisition academic starter kits for
IT 301, IT 341 and IT 451, $695; Patty Vari
(family and community nursing), presentation
of poster session, “Successful Initiation
of an Interprofessional Health Care Program”
and attendance at the All Together Better
Health Conference III, $1,250; David Yearwood
(teaching and learning), The Teaching Professor
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase
instructional materials, travel to teaching-related
conferences, or for other projects related to
teaching. To submit a proposal, call instructional
development for guidelines and materials or
find the necessary information on the OID web
site at www.und.edu/dept/oid.
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 noon, 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,
Libby Rankin, director, instructional development,
studies names winning essays
The women studies program announces the winners
for the 2006 essay contest. Each year the program
sponsors a contest for the best essay or scholarly
papers and creative works that wholly or in
significant part address issues of particular
concern to women. The essays were written during
the spring, summer or fall semesters of 2005.
The contest is open to undergraduate and graduate
students in any discipline and may be of any
length. To submit an essay written during 2006,
please contact Wendelin Hume at 777-4115.
Many thanks for the creative and original entries.
In the undergraduate essay division, the winner
is Sara Walker for “The Imagery of Power
and The Representation of Queen Elizabeth I:
A Queen Among Men,” written for History
240, taught by Anne Kelsch. There were ties
for honorable mention in this category which
go to Megan Fetting for “The Genetics
of Science: Case of the Missing X Chromosomes,”
written for English 120, taught by Kathleen
Coudle-King, and to David Mercer for “The
Personal Virtue of A Queen,” written for
History 240, taught by Anne Kelsch, and to Sherina
Hume for “Suicide and Domestic Violence”
[among Native Americans] written for Indian
Studies 240, taught by Birgit Hans.
— Wendelin Hume, director of women studies
sought for Merrifield competition
The Chester Fritz Library and the Alumni Association
and Foundation will sponsor the 13th annual
Merrifield Competition for the most outstanding
scholarly research paper submitted by a UND
undergraduate or graduate student. A grant from
the Alumni Association and Foundation enables
the library to recognize outstanding scholarly
research that utilizes primary source materials
held in the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of
Special Collections. This recognition is provided
through a UND scholarship of $1,500.
Papers will be juried by Sandy Slater, head
of Special Collections, and the following faculty:
William Caraher (history), Adam Kitzes (English),
Steven Light (political science and public administration),
and Margaret Zidon (teaching and learning).
Deadline for submission of papers is Friday,
April 28. Brochures that outline the competition
guidelines are available at the Chester Fritz
Library reference desk, administrative office,
or Special Collections.
– Sandy Slater, Chester Fritz Library
organization holds photography contest
The Graphics and Photography Society (GaPS)
student organization is sponsoring the UND 24/7
photography contest. And this year they have
a co-sponsor, the student health services.
Photographs considered for judging must be taken
on the UND campus during the 2005-2006 school
year. “We want to see what UND life really
looks like 24 hours, seven days a week,”
said Lynda Kenney, a graphics and photography
professor in the technology department and advisor.
Prizes in three different categories: digital,
black and white film, and color film, with first
and second places plus an overall grand prize
will be awarded. Top choices will receive prizes
and be displayed on the GaPS web page (www.business.und.edu/gaps),
at a Memorial Union exhibition, and permanently
in student health services. There is no limit
on the number of photos you may submit. However,
photographs may not have been previously published.
The UND 24/7 contest is free and open to everyone.
Photographs submitted must be 8x10 prints and
may not be framed or mounted. Photographs will
be judged based on content expression, composition
elements, and technical quality. Photos should
be submitted to Dr. Kenney in the technology
department of Technology, 235B Starcher Hall,
by Monday, March 27.
For more information and a complete set of official
rules, contact me.
— Lynda Kenney, technology, 777-2197,
Break hours listed
- Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library
over Spring Break are: Saturday and Sunday,
March 11 and 12, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
March 18, closed; Sunday, March 19, 1 p.m.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
- Health sciences library:
Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
hours over Spring Break are Friday, March
10, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 11,
1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 12, closed; Monday
through Friday, March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, March 18, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March
19, 1 p.m. to midnight.
– April Byars, Health sciences library
- Law library:
Spring Break hours for the Thormodsgard Law
Library are: Saturday and Sunday, March 11-12,
closed; Monday through Friday, March 13-17,
8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 18, 10 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 19, 10 a.m. to 11
p.m. Regular hours resume Sunday, March 19.
– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library
- Memorial Union:
Memorial Union operating hours over Spring
- Administrative office: Friday, March
10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Barber shop: Friday, March 10, 8:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, closed.
- Computer labs: Friday, March 10, 7:30
a.m. to 5:15 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Craft center: Friday, March 10, noon
to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
- Credit union: Friday, March 10, 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
13-17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Dining center – Terrace: Friday,
March 10, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 13-17, closed.
- Food court – Old Main Marketplace:
Friday, March 10, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 13-17, 10 a.m. to
- Great Clips: Friday, March 10, 10 a.m.
to 6 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
- Health promotion office: Friday, March
10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Info center: Friday, March 10, 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Internet cafe and pub area: Friday,
March 10, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Lifetime sports center: Friday, March
10, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 13-17, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Parking office: Friday, March 10, 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Post office: Friday, March 10, 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
13-17, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Services – Union: Friday, March
10, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Sign and design: Friday, March 10, 9
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, closed.
- Stomping Grounds: Friday, March 10,
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- Student academic services: Friday, March
10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- U Card office: Friday, March 10, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through Friday, March
- U Snack C-Store: Friday, March 10, 7
a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- University learning center: Friday,
March 10, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 13-17, 8 a.m. to
- Building hours: Friday, March 10, 7
a.m. to 6 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 13-17, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Closed weekends. Normal hours resume Monday,
March 20, at 7 a.m. Late night access resumes
Monday, March 20.
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
manuscripts sought for editing class
Even after a good response, we still have a
very few slots left for deadlines at the end
of April. Preference is for articles, chapters,
and notes. Projects will be started at the end
The English 419 “Professional Writing
and Editing” class welcomes professors
campus wide to partner with us in editing scholarly
submissions to journals, book chapters, notes,
etc. The class, primarily senior and graduate
students in English, communication, and other
majors, most with prior academic writing and
editing experience, will work on your project(s)
in teams. Because of its value as practical
experience, the service will be cost free; professional
relationships can be built while students gain
more “hands-on” experience. Turn-round
deadlines will depend upon the size of manuscripts.
If interested, send your current hard copy,
clearly identified, to:David F. Marshall, Professional
Writing and Editing, English Department, Box
7209, campus, or send electronic copy to email@example.com
with your comments, suggestions and proposed
deadline. For more information contact me.
– David Marshall (English), 777-2783
program seeks faculty participation
Nurturing American Tribal Undergraduate Research
and Education (NATURE) is an outreach project
aimed at improving science, technology, engineering
and mathematics (STEM) education among North
Dakota tribal college and tribal high school
students. This ND EPSCoR-sponsored project is
to support collaboration between math, science
and engineering faculty from NDSU and UND and
North Dakota tribal colleges. Major programs
include a summer camp for tribal college students
and faculty held at NDSU, summer camps for high
school students at four tribal colleges, and
Sunday Academies during the academic year. For
its second year, 2006 – 2007, the project
will develop activities focusing on environment,
renewable energy, and nano-technology. The project
team is currently looking for additional faculty
participation from both UND and NDSU campuses.
Attracting Native American students to advanced
STEM courses at high school levels and nurturing
them into STEM careers through continuing education
in two-year and four-year colleges are major
education challenges facing North Dakota and
the nation. We believe that we can make a difference
by working together. Interested faculty members
please contact Wei Lin at firstname.lastname@example.org,
(701) 231-6288) at NDSU, or Gary Johnson at
777-2492 at UND.
It is anticipated that ND EPSCoR will host an
informational luncheon meeting at UND to discuss
the NATURE program and respond to questions
from interested faculty in the near future.
— Gary Johnson, ND EPSCoR
sought for Memorial Union Leadership Awards
Nominations for the Memorial Union Outstanding
Student Leader Award, Outstanding Student Organization
Advisor Award, and Outstanding Workplace Leadership
Award are now available online at www.union.und.edu.
You are strongly encouraged to nominate student
leaders, organization advisors, or student employees
who have demonstrated outstanding leadership
The Outstanding Student Leader award recognizes
students who are outstanding contributors on
campus and in organizations. These nominees
do not need to hold an elected office in a student
The Outstanding Workplace Leadership Award is
a new category to honor top student employees
campus-wide who have demonstrated outstanding
leadership in the workplace. Nominees should
possess characteristics such as passion, commitment,
initiative, enthusiasm, and dedication. UND
student employees in a workstudy or institutional
employment position are eligible.
Recipients of the awards will be honored at
the Memorial Union Leadership Awards reception
Friday, April 28.
Nominations are due to the Memorial Union Center
for Student Involvement and Leadership (Box
8385) Thursday, March 23, by 4:30 p.m. Nomination
forms and leadership award policies are available
on the Memorial Union web site at www.union.und.edu.
For more information, contact me.
— Bonnie Solberg , Memorial Union, 777-2898,
sought for staff awards
The University will present 10 Meritorious
Service Awards of $1,000 each to staff employees,
as well as the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud
Award of $1,000.
The Meritorious Service Awards will be given
to employees in each of five major groups: executive,
administrative, and professional (3); technical/paraprofessional
(1); office support (3); crafts/trades (1);
and services employees (2). The Ken and Toby
Baker UND Proud Award may be given to an employee
from any of the groups.
Eligible employees are those employed on a regular
basis who are not in a probationary period.
Those not eligible for consideration include
the president, vice presidents, deans, associate
and assistant deans, teaching and research faculty,
and the human resources director. Also ineligible
are award winners from the previous seven years.
All members of the University community are
encouraged to nominate eligible employees for
the awards. Submit nomination forms to human
resources, box 8010, by Wednesday, April 12.
Nomination forms are available from human resources,
313 Twamley Hall or electronically at www.humanresources.und.edu.
The awards will be presented during the annual
recognition ceremony for staff personnel on
Please direct any questions concerning this
program to human resources at 777-4361 or email@example.com.
— Diane Nelson, director, human resources
thanks faculty for book orders
We would like to thank the faculty who have
submitted textbook orders for the summer and
fall terms. Requests were due Feb. 21. By receiving
book orders early, we saved students over $480,000
in December and January alone. By receiving
your book order early, we are able to hand out
more money at buyback and have more used books
available for the next term. An early order
also allows us additional time to source used
textbooks form the wholesale market. Working
together, this translates into a 63 percent
saving off new text pricing for the UND student.
You can request your textbooks for the upcoming
semester at www.und.bkstore.com.
Your textbook request will be sent directly
to our location for processing. Thank you.
— Barnes and Noble at UND
passenger van driver training available
North Dakota state fleet requires all operators
of large-passenger vans, described as vans that
carry more than 10 passengers, to complete a
web-based training program prior to travel.
Those who do not have a commercial drivers license,
or without experience driving a large-passenger
van, are also required to complete a state fleet
behind-the-wheel course. Please review the large-passenger
van policy that is located on the web. Access
the UND transportation web site and enter the
North Dakota state fleet connection. Press state
fleet services icon to review the complete policy.
Contact UND transportation at 777-4122 to register
for the web-based program prior to travel.
— Mary Metcalf, transportation manager.
display work in Museum’s permanent collection
The North Dakota Museum of Art’s permanent
collection will be exhibited this spring in
three parts. Part one presents art that uses
the human figure. Thirteen artists’ work
will be on display through Sunday, April 2.
The second installment of the permanent collection
will open Sunday, April 23. The museum strives
to bring the best in regional, national and
international art to the people of the Great
Plains. The museum is dedicated to enriching
cultural life through vital and far-reaching
contemporary art. Its permanent collection includes
contemporary, international art in all media
starting with the early 1970s (the founding
of the Museum) onward. It collects the visual
history of the region and is also assembling
a survey collection of contemporary Native American
art, starting with the early 1970s when the
movement emerged. It collects other pieces,
even if they are outside this focus, if they
would enrich the visual life of the audience.
Thirteen artists are featured in the first exhibition.
They include Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons, Douglas
Kinsey, David Madzo, Duane Penske, Kiki Smith,
Frank Bigbear, Peter Dean, Shana Kaplow, Sterling
Rathsack, Magdalena Abacanovich, David Krueger,
John Snyder and Kal Asmundson.
Maria Magdalena Campos-Pons grew up in Cuba.
Since coming to the States in 1991, she has
exhibited extensively all over the U.S. and
Canada and won numerous awards and fellowships
for her art. Through her art, Campos-Pons explores
her place and identity. She explains that “Seven
Powers,” currently on display at the Museum,
emphasizes “the idea of invisibility and
anonymity that so terribly permeates the narratives
and stories of Blackness in the New World.”
Douglas Kinsey’s bold and brutal paintings
often depict people caught in disaster, attempting
to survive. “Angels at the Gate”
and “No Man’s Land,” two paintings
that are part of the Museum’s permanent
collection, are examples of this theme. Kinsey’s
work has been seen all over the world and throughout
the U.S. He has taught at UND, Berea College,
Oberlin College, and Kobe College in Japan.
Currently, Kinsey is professor emeritus at the
University of Notre Dame.
David Madzo is a Minneapolis artist who attended
UND. His pieces, including the three that are
currently on display at the Museum, are wholly
contemporary while at the same time full of
symbols and archetypes reminiscent of the Middle
Ages. Says Madzo, “Artists are chroniclers
or detailers of their times within the confines
of their studio but they also access a whole
history of paintings … I have a moral
responsibility to maintain that tradition.”
Duane Penske, who grew up on a farm near Vesta,
Minn., says his paintings “are like a
visual diary for me to go back and remember
situations.” The four three-dimensional,
cartoonish pieces now on display mix Penske’s
personal experiences with imagination, and his
color-saturated, image-oriented work is often
a favorite among children.
A New York City-based artist, Kiki Smith explores
the body’s inherent possibilities in two-
and three-dimensional media. Her work, from
printmaking to sculpture, explores how the body
functions as a vessel for knowledge, belief
Frank Bigbear Jr., who grew up on Minnesota’s
White Earth Indian Reservation, is a self-described
“urban Indian.” His large, colorful
drawings, like the one currently on display,
“Dolly’s Discotheque,” are
often about the merger — the good and
the bad — of historic Indian life into
contemporary, urban culture. Says Bigbear of
his career, “I was born to be an artist.
I can’t stop.”
Born in Germany, Peter Dean fled with his parents
to New York during WWII. Basically self-taught
as an artist, Dean painted what compelled him,
whether it be ugly or beautiful. Dean was one
of the artists to exhibit at the Museum’s
grand opening in 1989, and like then, his active
and bold-colored canvases fill the main floor
galleries during this exhibition, each telling
a story about humanity. Dean died of Lou Gehrig’s
Disease in 1993.
Painter and video artist Shana Kaplow has received
many awards for her work, and she has exhibited
across the country. She currently teaches painting
and drawing at St. Cloud State University. Her
stunning piece, “Hats,” is part
of the permanent collection.
Sterling Rathsack has maintained a studio in
Superior, Wis., for over 20 years. He works
in a variety of media, often using recycled,
salvaged or renewable materials, and feminine
figures, as evident in “Flora,”
the sculpture now on display at the Museum.
Born in Poland in 1930, Magdalena Abacanovich
witnessed years of war and political turmoil,
and her art is often a reflection of this heritage.
Although she is most famous for her large abstract
figures which have been dubbed “abakans,”
she has explored a variety of media throughout
her career, including painting, sculpting, weaving
David Krueger’s interest in art developed
at a young age when he began to draw cartoons,
copying them from newspapers then later making
up his own. A Jamestown native, his expressive
paintings are figuratively loaded with iconography
of his home state, landscapes from rolling hills
to flat plateaus, juxtaposed with figures or
objects. His work is rooted in a surrealistic
fashion, depicting the dynamics of the land
and how man is in opposition to it.
Painter and sculptor John Snyder is influenced
heavily by the past. His gigantic painting,
“The Communion,” which was recently
donated to the Museum and is currently on display,
is reminiscent of 14th century Italian art.
While it is full of biblical themes and historic
references, he has also included objects and
ideas from his personal experiences, culminating
in a magnificent, complex painting on the human
Kal Asmundson of Winnipeg, Manitoba, draws directly
from his painful past, directly from memory.
At a time when many artists were working on
subject matters others had experienced, Asmundson
tackled his dark family history. He has worked
to put memory into visual form in order to confront
larger issues such as how memory functions in
the present to unveil the realness of the past.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on
Centennial Drive on the University of North
Dakota campus in Grand Forks. Gallery hours
are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends
from 11 to 5 p.m. The Museum shop is open during
these hours as well. Although the Museum does
not charge an admission fee, the suggested donation
is $5 for adults and pocket change for children.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
One lists features
Learn how to keep your home clear of rodents
on the next edition of Studio One on Channel
3 in Grand Forks. Exterminator Robert Derrick
has been removing mice from homes and businesses
for more than two decades. Derrick says the
easiest way to keep mice out of a home is to
seal gaps where mice could enter. Hear more
tips for taking care of rodent problems on Studio
Also on the show this week, see what life is
like for women in the military. It has recently
become more common for women to join the armed
forces. Five women will share stories of serving
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North
Dakota Television Center. The program airs live
on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts
can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public
Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6
a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers
in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis,
Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- Studio One
Center offers walking program
The Wellness Center is having its fourth annual
spring walking program, “Walks of Life,”
March 24 through May 5. This six-week walking
program will explore the softer side of wellness
— emotional, social, and spiritual —
and demonstrate the physical benefits of walking.
You’ll learn about famous walkers, contemplate
inspiring stories and quotes, note your thoughts
along with progress in a walking journal, and
more. Cost is free for students, faculty, staff,
and families. With “Walks of Life,”
you’ll set your own pace for each week
and find new ways to use walking to keep balance
in your life. Challenge yourself to look beyond
putting one foot in front of the other. The
idea is to move and think, rather than just
focus on a certain number of miles. Get together
with your friends, family, co-workers, or classmates
to inspire each other to enjoy the benefits
of walking. The Wellness Center will provide
posters to those groups who would like to keep
track of progress and meaningful walks.
Your goal is to awaken your inner strength …
find balance … soothe your mind and spirit.
Register for “Walks of Life” by
March 24 at www.conted.und.edu/U2/walksoflife/index.html.
Please contact Amanda at 777-2719 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information, or visit www.wellness.und.edu.
— Wellness Center