42, Number 27: March 11, 2005
from President Kupchella: draft strategic plan is online
President Kupchella will lead open forums
to discuss Strategic Plan II draft
Four candidates still being considered
for provost search
FAA head named commencement speaker
Suggestions sought for display, booklet
honoring outstanding alumni
|EVENTS TO NOTE
hosts speakers in conjunction with New Video, New Europe
Biology seminar will discuss bighorn sheep
Seminar focuses on prostglandins in coral
Graduate committee will not meet Monday
Conflict Resolution Center offers workshops
Walk labyrinth at Union March 16, 17
Audio conference focuses on age discrimination
PPT holds Friday seminar series
Seielstad will lecture on Einstein’s
Anthropology Club hosts film series
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
36th annual Writers Conference set for
March 29 to April 2
One Mic will be held Wednesday nights
Events celebrate Women’s History
U2 lists workshops
Research proposals due for April 1 IRB
Spring nursing convocation set for April
American Indian research forum will be
Profs will webcast April 8 solar eclipse
Jeno named interim athletic faculty representative
Becky Cournia named nursing alumni and
Summer, fall class schedule online March
Student registration times available on
Business, registrar’s offices open
at 9 a.m. daily
Apply for BORDERS training by April 15
Spring Break hours listed for libraries,
Program offers midterm feedback on teaching
Faculty instructional development committee
Advisors sought for nontraditional student
All departments, units required to comply
with web standards
Television Center offers assistance with
new web standards
Note changes for licensed logo purchases
Union leadership award nominations due
Deadline extended for Reflecting on Teaching
Student technology fee proposals sought
Temporary instructor sought for Veterans
TRIO Programs honor award winners
New North Dakota Quarterly available
KFJM broadcasts eclectic mix
March is National Nutrition Month
Studio One lists features
Arena offers customized apparel
Additional Denim Day funds donated to tsunami
Spring yoga classes begin March
of Research can provide matching funds
Applications invited for faculty seed
All human subjects research must have
from President Kupchella: Draft strategic plan
To: All members of the UND campus
From: Charles E. Kupchella
A draft of the University’s new strategic
plan is being posted on the UND web site this
week. Already up is an outline of the plan and
Section I - Progress and Findings; Section II
– Goals and Action Strategies will be
added later this week. Also to be added this
week is a summary version of the draft plan
stating only some of the more important University-wide
strategies to be pursued in achieving each goal.
The draft is still in fairly rough form. It
undoubtedly has some elements that should be
more strongly emphasized. There may even be
more important things missing.
The draft is meant to serve as a basis for campus
forums to be held on March 24, March
29, and March 30,
and to elicit comments and suggestions from
any and all campus community members. The plan
will be reformed by the UPBC throughout the
remainder of the spring semester and will be
printed during the coming summer.
To find the plan on our web site, go to the
main UND page, “und.edu,” click
on “strategic plan,” then click
on strategic plan II draft.”
Kupchella will lead open forums to discuss Strategic
Plan II draft
All members of the University community are
invited to attend open forums led by President
Kupchella to discuss the “draft”
version of Strategic Plan II . . . Building
on Excellence. Please come prepared to talk
about any changes or suggestions you may have
to clarify a thought or idea.
You are welcome to attend any or all of the
meetings that your schedule permits. The forums
are sponsored by Staff Senate, Student Senate,
University Senate, academic affairs, and the
president’s office. For more information
on the strategic planning process, visit http://www.und.edu/stratplan2/.
Open forums: Strategic Plan II . . .
Building on Excellence
Thursday, March 24, noon
to 1:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Tuesday, March 29, 4 to 5:30
p.m., Loading Dock, Memorial Union.
Wednesday, March 30, 3:30
to 5 p.m., Swanson 16-18.
— Charles Kupchella, president
candidates still being considered for provost
Contrary to published reports and internally
circulated e-mails, there are still four candidates
under consideration for the position of provost
and vice president for academic affairs. Two
of the candidates — Kathleen Long, dean
of the college of nursing, University of Florida,
and Greg Weisenstein, dean of the college of
education, health and human development, Montana
State University in Bozeman — will come
back to campus for additional interviews. The
other two candidates for the position are Martha
Potvin, current interim provost and vice president
for academic affairs, and Robert Sheehan, senior
vice provost for academic affairs at the University
-- Charles Kupchella, president
head named commencement speaker
Marion C. Blakey, federal aviation administrator,
will be the featured speaker at the 2005 spring
commencement Saturday, May 14, in the Alerus
Blakey was sworn in Sept. 13, 2002, as the 15th
administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
She is responsible for regulating the safety
of the nation’s airways and operating
the world’s largest air-traffic control
Before being named administrator, Blakey was
chair of the National Transportation Safety
She was born in Gadsden, Ala., and earned her
bachelor’s degree with honors from Mary
Washington College of the University of Virginia.
sought for display, booklet honoring outstanding
A significant number of UND graduates have
achieved recognition within a variety of professions,
education, research and development, management
and entrepreneurship areas. For many years,
we’ve been recognizing these alumni through
such programs as the Sioux Awards, the Young
Alumni Awards, the Athletic Hall of Fame and
honorary degrees. In order to give more visibility
to our distinguished alumni, we are embarking
on a project whereby a select sample of these
outstanding alumni, derived mainly from the
recipients of the above-mentioned awards and
others (although not exclusively so) will be
highlighted initially in two ways. (1) We are
going to have a gallery of such distinguished
alumni on the second floor of Twamley Hall as
part of a “dressing up” the building,
and (2) We are going to publish from time to
time a booklet on distinguished alumni to be
made generally available to
prospective students and others.
There will be approximately 30 alumni selected
to be displayed in Twamley Hall, and we will
feature as many as 60 alumni in an initial booklet
titled UND’s Distinguished Graduates:
Some Notable Examples. In other words, neither
this booklet nor the gallery will be a complete
This is to ask you to suggest who from your
college (we would like to have alumni from each
of our colleges and schools) should be considered
and, if possible, to provide us with their addresses
so that we can follow up where we need to do
so with requests for biographical sketches and/or
recent high-quality photographs.
We will be looking for people who have done
things in their careers that could serve to
inspire others and have in some other impactful
way distinguished themselves as UND graduates.
Ideally, they could represent a spectrum of
ages and graduation dates, as well as fields
and professions. Judy Streifel-Reller, administrative
intern, is working with me on this project,
and we, in consultation with the council of
deans, president’s cabinet, and other
groups, will select the initial round of alumni
to be recognized.
We would like to have your suggestions for inclusion
in this program by Tuesday, March 15. Please
send your nominations to: Judy Streifel-Reller,
Box 7131 or via e-mail to .
As a third element of this project, we hope
to persuade deans and others who have buildings
that could use some sprucing up — and
who have not yet done so — to consider
recognizing alumni from their colleges in buildings
on our campus in addition to the display in
– Charles Kupchella, president
hosts speakers in conjunction with New Video,
New Europe exhibit
Lectures will be held at the North Dakota Museum
of Art in conjunction with the New Video, New
Europe exhibit. Thursday, March 10,
at 7 p.m., graduate student Sorin Nastasia
from Romania will discuss artistic life and
culture under Communism, and Diana Nastasia,
also a graduate student from Romania, will address
communication within Eastern European countries
making the transition from Communism to the
European Union. Other speakers will follow.
The exhibition, New Video, New Europe, consisting
of 52 works of art by 39 video artists from
16 Eastern European countries, will be on display
through March 20. Museum hours are 9 a.m. to
5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends.
The Museum is located on Centennial Drive. Call
777-4195 for more information.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
seminar will discuss bighorn sheep
The biology department will
host a seminar Friday, March 11,
at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. “Sexual
Segregation in Low-Elevation, Reintroduced Population
of Bighorn Sheep” will be presented by
Sue Fairbanks, associate professor of natural
resource ecology and management at Iowa State
University. Her research area is behavioral
ecology and conservation biology, focusing on
large mammals. Richard Sweitzer is the host.
focuses on prostglandins in coral
The Center of Biomedical Research
Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative
Disease and the Department of Pharmacology,
Physiology and Therapeutics will hold a seminar
Friday, March 11, at 3 p.m.
in 5510 Medical School. Alan Brash, Vanderbilt
University, will present “Prostglandins
in Coral: A Spur to Biochemical Discovery.”
All are welcome.
– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
committee will not meet Monday
The graduate committee will
not meet Monday, March 14, due to Spring Break.
The next meeting will be Monday, March
– Joseph Benoit, graduate dean
Resolution Center offers workshops
Join the Conflict Resolution
Center, 314 Cambridge St., for one or two workshops
to enhance your “relational wellness,”
spiritual, and/or psychological wellness. The
first is open to anyone who considers themselves
in a “helping” profession or capacity;
the second is open to anyone who has had transformative
mediation training from the CRC. Both are offered
at a discount for staff and faculty.
The labyrinth from First Presbyterian Church
will be available both days and open to all
at UND, and specifically for workshop participants
over the noon hour each day.
Wednesday, March 16, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Coffee, tea, water and a healthy snack will
be provided. Lunch is on your own. Cost is $125
per person or $100 per person for UND faculty
and staff. Register early; seating is limited.
“Mindfulness for Mediators and Other Helping
Professionals: A Pathway to Deeper Listening.”
- s Understand what “being in the moment”
or “being present” really means
from a meditative perspective.
- s Improve your focus and concentration and
heighten clarity of thought to avoid directive
impulses and remain in the here and now with
- s Deepen your capacity to listen and evoke
a more authentic exchange by applying mindfulness
skills to the other professional settings
in practical ways.
Thursday, March 17, 8:30 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m., UND campus; cost is $125 per person
or $100 per person for UND faculty and staff.
Pre-approved for Minnesota and North Dakota
continuing education. Register early; spaces
“Improve your Transformative Mediation
Skills” with video-taped mediation and
coaching and advanced training for key skills
of reflection and summary. Learn to:
- Effectively use reflections and summaries
to raise opportunities for empowerment and
- Recognize your successes and struggles
with the transformative model.
- Identify how your behaviors and interventions
support the premises and principles of transformative
mediation through video-taped role-plays:
an excellent way to improve your skills as
you prepare for transformative mediator certification.
Nan Schwappach from Minneapolis, a transformative
mediator, owner of Just Mediation, is trained
in mind/body skills practices. She is co-founder
of Transformative Practices, LLP, a Reiki Master,
and has been providing this kind of training
for corporate, non-profit, and government organizations
in the Minneapolis area.
Coaches are James Antes, Ph.D., fellow, management
team member, ISCT (he helped to create and publish
this kind of formative assessment for TM Cert.);
Kristine Paranica, fellow, management team,
ISCT, director of the UND Conflict Resolution
Center; and other members of the Conflict Resolution
Register online at conflictresolution.und.edu,
call 777-3664, or e-mail Gail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We hope to see you there.
– Kristine Paranica, director, Conflict
labyrinth at Union March 16, 17
On Wednesday and Thursday, March 16
and 17, Gretchen Graf of the First
Presbyterian Church will have the labyrinth
set up in the North Ballroom of the Union from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. It is open to all
students, staff, and faculty to help de-stress
and re-energize during spring break. There is
– Conflict Resolution Center
conference focuses on age discrimination
The affirmative action office will
host an audio conference, “Secrets of Avoiding
Age Discrimination Lawsuits,” Thursday,
March 17, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. in 305 Twamley
Hall. You will learn which actions invite age discrimination
claims and how to avoid them, who is in the protected
age group, and more. There is no cost, but those who
wish to participate must pre-register at 777-4171
— Phyllis Vold, affirmative action specialist
holds Friday seminar series
The pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics department
will hold a Friday afternoon seminar series at 3 p.m.
in Room 3933, Medical Science. The schedule follows:
March 11, Alan R. Brash, Vanderbilt
University, “Prostglandins in Coral: A Spur
to Biochemical Discovery.”
March 18, Ray Dingledine, Stanford
University, “Glutamate Receptors in Epilepsy.”
March 25, Samuel Seddoh (communication
sciences and disorders), “Intonation in Crossed
— Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
will lecture on Einstein’s “Miraculous
2005 marks the 100th anniversary of
Albert Einstein’s “miraculous year”
in which he published five path-breaking papers in
seven months that defined the course of physics for
the entire 20th century. So profound were Einstein’s
insights, and their consequences to humankind so major,
that Time Magazine appropriately named Einstein its
“Man of the Century.”
George Seielstad, director of Northern Great Plains
Center for People and the Environment, will talk about
Einstein’s ideas and their influence on life
in a Benediktson Lecture Tuesday, March 22,
at 4 p.m. in 210 Clifford Hall Auditorium. The public
is invited to attend the free presentation as well
as a 3:30 p.m. reception. The talk will also be webcast
live at http://www.umac.org.
One of Einstein’s most significant contributions
redefined the basic concepts of space and time. He
was particularly concerned with how people in motion
with respect to each other had different perceptions
of when and where events happened. When the relative
motions distinguishing the two observers were accelerating,
their paths resembled what happens under the influence
of gravity. The past and future of the entire universe
are based from these insights.
Join a journey with astronomer George Seielstad through
a space-time whose architect was Albert Einstein.
Celebrate the shining example of the power of the
The Benediktson Lecture Series is named for Oliver
Benediktson, a UND alumnus who generously endowed
a chair of astrophysics. Dr. Seielstad is the first
recipient of the Benediktson Chair. In appreciation,
he is presenting public lectures on the wonders of
– Northern Great Plains Center for People and
Club hosts film series
The Anthropology Club will host a
film series at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture
Bowl. All films are free to the public and the University
Films and dates for the club’s Global Visions
Film Series follow:
Tuesday, March 22, Lila; Tuesday,
April 5, What the Bleep Do We Know?; Tuesday, April
Tuesday, May 3, The Story of the
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts
international nights on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The March
24 program will feature Romania. Please join
– International programs, 777-6438
annual Writers Conference set for March 29 to April
The 36th annual Writers Conference is set for March
29-April 2. All events are free and open to the public
and will be held in UND’s Memorial Union unless
otherwise noted. The schedule follows.
Tuesday, March 29
10 a.m., Readings from North Dakota Quarterly (NDQ)
Noon, Film, La Grande Illusion (1937), directed by
2:15 p.m., Film, Mulholland Drive (2001), directed
by David Lynch
5 p.m., Regional authors at Barnes & Noble, hosted
by Larry Woiwode
7 p.m., “The Disappeared” art show opening,
North Dakota Museum of Art
8 p.m., Artists’ panel, North Dakota Museum
Wednesday, March 30
10 a.m., Student and public readings
Noon, Panel, “The Politics of Illusion,”
with Carolyn Forche, Jane Urquhart, Virginia Martinez,
Camnitzer (artist) and moderator Laurel Reuter
2 p.m., Film, Por Esos Ojos (For These Eyes) (1997),
directed by Virginia Martinez
4 p.m., Virginia Martinez
6 p.m., Film, Acratas (Anarchists) (2000), directed
by Virginia Martinez
8 p.m., Carolyn Forche, Presidential Lecture
Thursday, March 31
10 a.m., Student and public readings
Noon, Panel, “Spirituality, Culture, and Hope”
with Charles Johnson, Jane Urquhart, Carolyn Forche,
and moderator Anne Kelsch
2 p.m., Film, The Barbarian Invasion (2003), directed
by Denys Arcand
4 p.m., Jane Urquhart
6 p.m., Film, Booker (1984), directed by Stan Lathan,
screenplay by Charles Johnson
8 p.m., Charles Johnson
Friday, April 1
10 a.m., Student and public readings
Noon, Panel, “Hope and Illusion in Writing,”
with Marily Nelson, Charles Johnson, Chris Belden,
and moderator, Larry Woiwode
2 p.m., Film, Lost Horizon (1937), directed by Frank
4 p.m., Chris Belden
6 p.m., Film, Voices in Wartime (2005), directed
by Rick King, featuring Marilyn Nelson
8 p.m., Marilyn Nelson
Saturday, April 2
10 a.m., Community writers’ workshop, hosted
by Jane Varley and Larry Woiwode. Free and open
to the public.
Noon, Panel, “Landscapes/Landscapes,”
with Kathleen Norris, Jane Varley, Chris Belden,
and moderator Jim McKenzie
2 p.m., Jane Varley
4 p.m., Film, Jesus’ Son (1999), directed
by Alison MacLean
7 p.m., Kathleen Norris
Mic will be held Wednesday nights
One Mic, an open mic night sponsored
by multicultural student services and the Native Media
Center, is an opportunity for students, faculty, and
staff to share their music, poetry, trivia, clean
jokes and other performances. One Mic is held at the
Loading Dock on Wednesday nights, March 30,
and April 6 and 13.
– Multicultural student services
celebrate Women’s History Month
In celebration of Women’s History Month,
Phi Alpha Theta will show the film, “Iron
Jawed Angels,” Thursday, March
31, from 7 to 10 p.m. in 300 Merrifield
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Jennifer Westman,
Phi Alpha Theta
Below are U2 workshops for March 21-30; visit
our web site for additional workshops. Reserve
your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name,
department, position, box number, phone number,
e-mail address, and how you first learned of
the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance;
it helps us plan for materials and number of
Excel XP, Intermediate: March 21 and
23, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (six
hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Beginning.
Work with templates, filter and sort data, import
and export data, work with advanced formulas,
analyze and share data. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
HTML, Creating a Web Page Using HTML:
March 22 and 24, 1:30 to 4 p.m., 361
Upson II (five hours total). Learn how to create
a web page with Hyper-Text Markup Language,
graphics, and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Defensive Driving: March 24,
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
This workshop is required by state fleet for
all UND employees who drive state vehicles on
a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic
violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to
bring a family member. This workshop may also
reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums
and could possibly remove points from your driving
record. Presenter: Officer Tom Brockling.
Tax Smart Ways to Save and Invest: March
29, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech
Incubator, or March 30, 10
a.m. to noon, Room 16-18, Swanson Hall. Identifying
potential areas for savings involves three important
steps: finding ways to reduce the taxes you
pay on your earnings, reducing the amount you
spend, and making investments that are “tax
smart,” so you can keep more of what you
earn. This program will assist participants
in developing effective strategies that will
help minimize taxes and make the most of their
savings. Major topics include your individual
tax rates, effective withholding strategies,
budgeting and debt management, tax-favored savings
products that are best for you, and review of
favorable tax law provisions. Presenter: Linda
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
proposals due for April 1 IRB meeting
The institutional review board
will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, April 1,
in 305 Twamley Hall, to consider all research
proposals submitted to the research development
and compliance office before Tuesday,
March 22. Proposals received later
will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed
them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by
the clinical medical subcommittee before being
brought to the full board. Proposals for these
projects are due in RD&C Tuesday,
Minutes from the meeting will be available in
the RD&C office approximately one week after
– John Madden (communication sciences
and disorders), chair, institutional review
nursing convocation set for April 1
The 2005 College of Nursing
Spring Convocation and sophomore recognition
event will be held Friday, April 1,
from 9 a.m. to noon at the Grand Forks Holiday
Inn. The convocation and recognition is open
to the public.
Presenting the keynote address is Sister Rosemary
Donley, Catholic University, Washington, D.C.
Her topic is “Nursing Leadership in the
Ever-Evolving Health Care System.”
Following the keynote address will be a panel
presentation on “Developing Nursing Leadership
in North Dakota.” Panelists include Terry
Watne from Altru Health System; Bruce Davidson,
president and CEO of Prairieland Home Care;
and Constance Kalanek, executive director, North
Dakota Board of Nursing.
This nursing continuing education activity was
approved by CNE-NET, the education division
of the North Dakota Nurses Association, an accredited
approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
– Faculty development committee, College
Indian research forum will be April 7
The third annual American Indian
Research Forum will be held Thursday,
April 7, from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at
the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
The theme of the 2005 daylong seminar is “Enhancing
the Health of Northern Plains Indians,”
and will feature local and regional leaders
and researchers active in this area of work.
The research forum provides an opportunity for
researchers and others involved in Native American
health to network and forge new collaborations
and partnerships. Participants will discuss
research priorities, identify culturally appropriate
community-based methods, and share research
This year’s event will include poster
presentations by students and other researchers.
Posters will have a 4’x 6’ area
for display. Titles and brief (100-word) abstracts
should be submitted to Leander McDonald, Center
for Rural Health, Box 9037, Grand Forks, ND
58202 by March 25. For additional information
or inquiries about the poster presentations,
please call McDonald at 777-3720.
This event, which is free and open to the public,
is sponsored by the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human
Nutrition Research Center and co-sponsored by
the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center
for Rural Health. For additional information
about the research forum, please contact me.
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center, 795-8300
will webcast April 8 solar eclipse
Timothy Young (physics) and Ronald Marsh (computer
science) will travel to Panama to webcast the
Friday, April 8, hybrid solar eclipse. This
will be the third webcast this team has produced
and provided to the world via the Internet.
Their first webcast was the June 8, 2004 transit
of Venus from New Delhi, India, a very successful
webcast that received extensive media coverage
in South Asia. Their second webcast was the
Oct. 28, 2004 webcast of the lunar eclipse from
Grand Forks, resulting in a live interview on
the BBC World Service’s radio program
The upcoming eclipse is featured on NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center’s eclipse home page,
and UND’s live webcast is currently the
only link available. The April 8 hybrid solar
eclipse is somewhat rare, making up only 5 percent
of all eclipses. It is called a hybrid eclipse
because the moon’s coverage of the sun
changes from 100 percent eclipsed (total) to
99 percent eclipsed (annular). The 2005 hybrid
eclipse will start in the South Pacific Ocean
as a total solar eclipse and transition to an
annular eclipse as it makes its way toward land.
Only on a narrow path through Costa Rica, Panama,
Columbia and Venezuela will the annular portion
of the eclipse will be fully visible. In Panama,
the UND solar eclipse team will be situated
directly in the path of the annular portion.
The southern states in the United States will
be able to see a portion of the solar eclipse,
a partial solar eclipse, but experience less
than 50 percent coverage of the sun. At the
Panama location the UND eclipse team will be
transmitting the annular part of the solar eclipse
live with multicast technology. The eclipse
team will also have a chat room where anyone
can share the experience with viewers from around
the world. Schools, libraries and the public
are urged to tune-in to this unique event and
experience it live. Please visit the solar eclipse
website at http://www.und.edu/solar-eclipse
and download the free viewer and chatroom software.
While in Panama, the UND solar eclipse team
will collaborate with scientists in Panama and
coordinate re-broadcasting efforts with observatory
stations around the world.
– Ron Marsh, computer science
Jeno named interim athletic faculty representative
Susan Jeno (physical therapy) has been appointed
by President Kupchella to be UND’s interim
athletic faculty representative. She replaces
Phil Harmeson, the president’s senior
associate, who will serve as interim athletic
director until a successor is found for that
Harmeson is filling the position of former Athletic
Director Roger Thomas, who resigned recently
to become the commissioner of the North Central
Jeno also serves as vice chair of the University
Cournia named nursing alumni and development
The College of Nursing has named
Becky Cournia to the position of alumni and
development coordinator. She will be responsible
for marketing, enhancing image, and strengthening
alumni relations for the college.
Before joining UND, Cournia was employed by
RBJ’s Spreadable Fruit in Crookston, Minn.,
as the marketing coordinator. She received her
bachelor’s degree in marketing from UND
in 1999 and resides in Grand Forks.
– College of Nursing
fall class schedule online March 14
The time schedule of classes for summer and
fall 2005 will be online Monday, March 14. Students
may learn their date and time of registration
by going to web ALFI at www.und.edu/dept/registrar
or by calling phone ALFI at
The printed version of the summer and fall 2005
time schedules used by departments for advising
purposes will be available for pickup in the
reception area of the registrar’s office
beginning March 22 at 1 p.m.
The last day to drop a full term class or withdraw
from school for the spring (053) semester is
Friday, April 1. Students will
have to fill out a “registration action
card” or a “withdrawal” form
at the registrar’s office on the second
floor of Twamley Hall.
If you have questions, please call 777-2712.
– Ray Pospisil, office of the registrar
registration times available on ALFI
Student registration dates and times are now
available on phone ALFI by calling 777-3693
or by going to web ALFI at www.und.edu/dept/registrar.
Registration via ALFI for the 2005 summer term
will begin April 4 and run through May 18; registration
for the fall term will begin April 4. Students
may register and drop/add classes by calling
phone ALFI at 777-3693 or by going to web AFFI
on or after their appointed times. Students
who have proper signatures for registration
actions not permitted by ALFI may add these
courses at the registrar’s office during
normal office hours on or after their assigned
registration time, which will be available on
ALFI March 14.
– Ray Pospisil, office of the registrar.
registrar’s offices open at 9 a.m. daily
The business and registrar’s
offices will be closed from 8 to 9 a.m. through
Aug. 12 in preparation for
PeopleSoft implementation. The offices will
be open for business from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(tellers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday.
We appreciate your understanding and patience
as our staff prepares to go live this summer.
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar,
and Ginny Sobolik, business office.
for BORDERS training by April 15
The School of Medicine and
Health Sciences BORDERS Alert and Ready will
offer “Core Concepts: Chemical, Biological
and Radiological Terrorism,” multidisciplinary
training for health and human service professions
and students in the health and human services
professions. It is set for Thursday,
May 5, at the Betty Engelstad Sioux
Training highlights include threat overview,
incident command, triage principles, pulmonary
toxic inhalants, core concepts: chemical agents,
biological agents, and radiological agents.
It will feature experts in emergency and disaster
preparedness, including Jon Allen, School of
Medicine and Health Sciences; Janna Charrier,
North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck;
Paul Cline, Altru Health System; James Hargreaves,
BORDERS Alert and Ready, SMHS and Altru Health
System; Linda Olson, BORDERS Alert and Ready,
SMHS; Tim Shea, Altru Health System; Jeffrey
Verhey, Trinity Health Center, Minot; and Tracy
Worsley, BORDERS Alert and Ready, SMHS.
The target audience is physicians, physician
assistants, advanced practice nurses, RNs/LPNs,
pharmacy professionals, public health professionals,
social workers, counselors, psychologists, EMS
personnel, other health and human service professionals
and students in the health professions.
Continuing education credits are available.
To receive an application, call (701) 780-5913
or e-mail your request to email@example.com
by Friday, April 15.
– BORDERS Alert and Ready.
Break hours listed
Chester Fritz Library:
Spring Break hours for the Chester
Fritz Library are: Saturday and Sunday,
March 12-13, closed; Monday through Friday,
March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday,
March 19, closed; Sunday, March 20, 1 p.m.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
The Library of Health Sciences hours
during spring break are:Friday, March
11, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, March 12,
1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 13, closed; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, March 19, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March
20, 1 p.m. to midnight.
– April Byars, Library of the Health
Spring Break hours for the law library
are: Saturday and Sunday, March 12
and 13, closed; Monday through Friday, March
14-18, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, March 19,
10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m.
to 11 p.m.
Regular hours resume Sunday, March 20.
– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library
Memorial Union operating hours for
spring break, March 11-20, are:
- Administrative office:
Friday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30
- Athletic ticket office:
Friday, March 11, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 8:30 a.m. to
- Barber shop: Friday,
March 11, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, closed.
- Computer labs: Friday,
March 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 10 a.m. to
- Craft center: Friday,
March 11, noon to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, closed.
- Credit union: Friday,
March 11, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Dining center: Friday,
March 11, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, closed.
- Food court: Friday, March
11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through Friday,
March 14-18, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Internet Café and Pub Area:
Friday, March 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.;
Monday through Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
- Lifetime sports center:
Friday, March 11, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 11 a.m. to
- Parking office: Friday,
March 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Post office: Friday,
March 11, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Stomping Grounds: Friday,
March 11, 7 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- Student academic services:
Friday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30
- Student health promotions:
Friday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30
- U card office: Friday,
March 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, closed.
- U Snack C-Store: Friday,
March 11, 7:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Union services: Friday,
March 11, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- University learning center:
Friday, March 11, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday
through Friday, March 14-18, 8 a.m. to 4:30
- Building hours: Friday,
March 11, 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Monday through
Friday, March 14-18, 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Closed weekends. Normal hours resume Monday,
March 21, at 7 a.m. Late night access resumes
Monday, March 21.
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
offers midterm feedback on teaching
If you are thinking that it
would be useful to receive midterm feedback
from students in one of your classes, now is
the time to arrange for an SGID (Small Group
Instructional Diagnosis). The SGID process,
facilitated by a trained faculty colleague,
is a method of generating student perceptions
about how their learning is progressing in your
course. Since it is conducted by an outsider
to your class, students are free to be direct,
but since it is normally done around midterm,
you receive the feedback at a time in the semester
when there is still ample opportunity for you
to consider any changes that might improve student
learning. The SGID process is flexible enough
to be used with both large and small classes,
and yields information likely to be useful to
both beginning and experienced faculty.
For more information about the SGID process,
contact Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you would like to request an SGID, contact
Jana Hollands at 777-4998 or email@example.com.
— Joan Hawthorne, University writing
instructional development committee awards made
The following faculty members were awarded faculty
instructional development committee (FIDC) grants
in October, November, December, and January:
October: Kevin Romig (geography),
DVDs for human geography collection, $338;
Ravindra Thamma (technology), automation studio,
$1,000; Bridget Thompson (family and community
nursing), problem based learning workshop,
November: Sally Pyle (biology), brain
awareness week, $1,508.60; Marcia Mikulak
(anthropology), instructional development
materials for anthropology, $1,203.70; Crystal
Yang (art), art in the elementary classroom
instructional materials, $334.74, and art
educators of Minnesota conference 2004, $528.53.
December: Mary Baker (teaching and
learning), instructional materials for T&L
400, 443, 444 and 552, $745.58; Dorothy Keyser
(music), Hawaii International Conference on
the Arts and Humanities, $750; Steven Light
(political science and public administration),
American Political Science Association Conference
on Teaching and Learning in Political Science,
$750; Kathryn Rand (law), American Political
Science Association Conference on Teaching
and Learning in Political Science, $750; Shuzo
Takahashi (mathematics), Camtasia and Intuos3,
January: Kim Donehower (English),
Writing Research in the Making Conference,
$750; Joseph Hartman (geology and geological
engineering), materials for geology laboratory
and lecture activities and presentations,
$905.15; David Hollingworth (management),
supply chain management workshops, $400.
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
web site (listed under “Academics”
on the UND home 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 Tuesday, March
15, at noon.
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, 777-3325, firstname.lastname@example.org
sought for nontraditional student group
The nontraditional student group ALIFE (Adult Learners
in a Fun Environment) has recently been recognized
as an official student organization. They are seeking
interested faculty or staff to act as advisors. For
more information by contacting the Adult Re-Entry
Center at 777-3228 or by sending an e-mail to: email@example.com.
— Dean Dienslake, coordinator, adult re-entry
program, 777-3228, firstname.lastname@example.org.
departments, units required to comply with web standards
As part of a continuing effort to establish
a consistent identity for the University and increase
access for people with disabilities, all departments
and units are required to comply with mandatory web
standards by July 1, 2005. Faculty home pages and
student organizations are exempt from the requirements.
The standards, developed at the request of and approved
by the President and his Cabinet, will ensure that
UND web sites promote a sense of University identity
and reflect the quality of UND. They also require
compliance with federal and state laws regarding accessibility
for people with disabilities. The requirements are
detailed at http://www.und.edu/template/standards.html
The Internet has become a primary source of information.
In fact, it’s now the second-most important
determinant of whether a student will choose an institution
(first remains a campus visit). We know, too, that
it is an important source of information for those
who are seeking information about UND for a variety
of reasons. Accreditation teams, prospective employees,
state and federal officials, prospective donors, external
granting agencies, and the national news media are
but a few examples. The UND home page alone receives
nearly 700,000 “hits” each month, while
the entire UND site receives more than 28.5 million.
This means that people are finding UND sites through
search engines and external links. Web standards will
ensure that users know they’re on a UND site
and allow consistent navigation. Accessibility is
the law, and these standards will assure compliance.
To ease the transition, templates have been developed
for use by departments. The University relations office
is happy to assist departments and units with template
implementation, and we’ll even come to your
office to train your web person. Contact me at 777-3621
for more information or to set up an appointment for
— Jan Orvik, web manager, University Relations
Center offers assistance with new web standards
By July 1, UND departments are required to comply
with new web standards, requirements for which can
be found at www.und.edu/template/standards.html.
The UND Television Center offers web conversion services
for departments that need help implementing the new
standards. The Television Center charges a fee for
web development, design work and maintenance. For
more information on web services, contact Director
Barry Brode at 777-4346 or at email@example.com.
The television center also assists departments in
marketing their programs through its creative services
division. Broadcast quality commercials and promotional
video services can help your programs build enrollment.
For information or written estimates contact the Television
Center at 777-4346.
– Barry Brode, director, Television Center
changes for licensed logo purchases
In the past, items purchased from licensed logo vendors
required submission of a purchase requisition regardless
of the amount. Since Aug. 1, 2004, if the total purchase
is under $5,000 and the purchase is from a licensed
logo vendor, a voucher (formerly request for payment)
can be submitted to accounting services or the purchase
can be charged on the Visa purchasing card.
The listing of vendors approved and licensed to reproduce
verbiage and logos for UND is available on the purchasing
web site. The list is divided into two groups: the
first identifies vendors with a standard license;
the second group identifies vendors with a license
to reproduce the athletic logo (Indian head). The
University’s athletic logos are intended for
use by the athletic department only and are not to
be used by departments for general public information
and marketing purposes. Instead, the official UND
logo, logotype, or seal is to be used as appropriate
for the occasion (see the UND graphic identity manual
on the University Relations web site at www.und.edu/dept/our).
Regulations regarding the commercial use of UND trademarks
also apply to all athletic logos and visual representations.
Please visit the purchasing web site for more information
— Sharon Berning, controller
leadership award nominations due March 10
Nominations for the Memorial Union Outstanding
Student Leader Award, Outstanding Student Organization
Advisor Award, and Outstanding Student Organization
Award are now available. You are strongly encouraged
to nominate student leaders, organization advisors,
or student organizations that have demonstrated outstanding
leadership and service. Nominations are due at the
Memorial Union Center for Student Involvement (Box
8385) Thursday, March 10, by 4:30
p.m. Nomination forms are available online at www.union.und.edu.
Call Bonnie Solberg at 777-2898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
– Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union
extended for Reflecting on Teaching conference
Proposals are still being accepted for the
second biennial all-campus colloquium, Reflecting
on Teaching. Sponsored by the Office of Instructional
Development and the Bush Foundation, the colloquium
is designed to bring UND faculty together to share
scholarly approaches to teaching. We particularly
invite proposals on classroom research, course and
curriculum design, innovative teaching techniques,
assessment of student learning, and philosophical
issues related to teaching.
Sessions will be 50 minutes and 75 minutes in length.
We welcome proposals for entire sessions, but you
may also propose a 20-minute individual presentation
that can be combined with one or two others. If there
is enough interest, we will also hold a “poster
session/resource fair” where individuals may
display posters or materials related to teaching and/or
Proposals should include:
1. Cover sheet listing: presenter
name(s), position, department, campus phone and
e-mail, proposed title of presentation, proposed
session format (individual/group presentation, poster
session etc.), and time requested (20 min., 50 min.,
2. Proposal (one to two paragraphs):
Please describe what you would like to do in this
session. In addition to the content of the presentation,
describe what you want to accomplish and how you
intend to use your time. Priority will be given
to presentations that model best practices in teaching
by having clear objectives and engaging the audience.
Send proposals via e-mail to email@example.com
or via campus mail to the Office of Instructional
Development, Box 7104. Decisions will be made in April.
If your proposal is accepted, we will be back in touch
then to ask for preferred times and A/V equipment
Questions? Contact OID Director Libby Rankin at 777-4233
or any of the Bush staff members: Jim Antes, Joan
Hawthorne, Anne Kelsch, Ken Ruit, and Dianne Stam
– Libby Rankin, Professor of English and director,
technology fee proposals sough
The student technology fee committee is
calling for proposals for fall 2005 technology fee
The committee will make recommendations based on the
following: student benefit, innovation, impact on
the curriculum and/or research, how the project addresses
your unit’s strategic plan, dean’s ranking,
number of students served, disciplines served, level
of support, access for equipment, technical support,
matching funds from the department/unit, and technology
available for redeployment.
Please note: All proposals must be submitted
using the fall 2005 (061) STF request form.
Forms may be accessed at: www.und.edu/org/stf/forms.html
or you may request one from Kim Pastir at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Departments/units should submit the proposals to their
deans or directors for review and prioritization.
Units which answer directly to vice presidents should
submit proposals to them for review and prioritization.
Vice presidents, deans and directors may have earlier
The deadline to submit proposals to the student
technology committee at Box 9021 is Friday, March
Proposal writers must consult with the various support
offices on campus for costs associated with installation
of equipment, accessibility issues, security concerns
and adaptive technology. Unless departments are prepared
to pay for these out of their own budgets, proposal
writers should obtain estimates and include them as
a part of the budget for the proposal. In addition,
proposal writers must consult with disability support
services regarding adaptive technology needed for
the proposal and with the Center for Instructional
and Learning Technologies regarding the equipment
requested for compatibility, installation issues,
and ensuing issues.
If you have any questions or concerns regarding the
proposal process, please contact Kim at 777-3231.
– Student technology fee committee
instructor sought for Veterans Upward Bound
The Veterans Upward Bound program is seeking
a temporary, part-time computer skills and pre-algebra
instructor for the latter half of March and all of
April. The computer position is from 10 a.m. to noon
Mondays and Wednesdays; the math position is Monday
through Thursday throughout the day. Classes are small
and students are self-paced.
If you know of a graduate student or someone who might
be interested, please ask them to call 777-6465 for
more details. Thank you.
- Colleen Reuter, Veterans Upward Bound, 113 O’Kelly
Programs honor award winners
At the annual celebration of National TRIO
Day on campus Feb. 24, TRIO alumni, students, and
community members were recognized for their participation
and service to TRIO programs.
Deborah Melby, Robert Seidel and Steven Rand received
awards for their support of TRIO programs. Melby,
associate director of UND Housing, was awarded the
Friend of UND TRIO Award for her efforts to help TRIO
students with their housing needs. Seidel, a retired
geography faculty member, and Rand, senior lecturer
in English, received the Advocate of UND TRIO Programs
Award for their dedicated teaching in the Upward Bound
– TRIO programs
North Dakota Quarterly available
The newest issue of the North Dakota Quarterly
is an eclectic collection of essays, stories, poems,
and reviews. Among the books reviewed are Louise Erdrich’s
Books and Islands in Ojibwe Country and Jim Harrison
and Ted Kooser’s collaborative collection of
poems, Braided Creek: A Conversation in Poetry. Kooser
was recently named Poet Laureate of the United States.
Dan Shanahan’s “Prague in Decay”
mourns the Czech city’s “progressive darkening”
while acknowledging a nostalgia for its shadowy past.
Amy Fuqua’s “Muckrakers, Pioneers, Neighbors:
Progessive Politics in Willa Cather’s Fiction”
examines the development of Cather’s political
ideas and the influence of the political education
she received as a journalist and editor of McClure’s
A regular NDQ feature, “Sea Changes: Books That
Mattered” in this issue has John Wenke exploring
the pleasures of rereading in “Retro-Spectacles.”
Susan Henderson’s “Only Green Things”
is “a fine rendering of a story from a child’s
point of view,” as one reader said. It is one
of six short stories in this issue. A number of poems,
including one by Minnesota poet Barton Sutter, round
out the issue.
The Fall 2004 issue, soon to be mailed, features the
artwork of Gregory Vettel, exhibition coordinator
and registrar at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Also
included are essays on Berkeley in the 1950s, the
Verrazano Bridge, Rugby, N.D., and a number of other
essays, poems, and short stories.
This issue and other North Dakota Quarterly issues
are available in the UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore,
the North Dakota Museum of Art gift shop, and directly
from the Quarterly office. Subscriptions for four
generous issues starting with the current one are
available for $25 from North Dakota Quarterly, Box
7209, Grand Forks ND 58202-7209 (701-777-3322), or
Checks, money orders, Mastercard, and Visa are accepted.
– Kate Sweney, production manager, North Dakota
broadcasts eclectic mix
KFJM 90.7 FM in Grand Forks broadcasts music
radio that’s non-commercial, intelligent, and
adventurous. Broadcasting from the UND campus, the
format is roots, rock and jazz for grown ups—including
music from Steve Earl, Lyle Lovett, Van Morrison,
Los Lonely Boys, White Stripes, Bebel Gilberto and
many more. Listen at 90.7 FM or online. See a local
events calendar and find the latest in news and music
information at www.kfjm.org.
KFJM and North Dakota Public Radio are a service of
Prairie Public Broadcasting in partnership with the
University of North Dakota and North Dakota State
— Barry Brode, Television Center
is National Nutrition Month
Does your department have guidelines for
occasions when food will be offered? Would you like
to commit to promoting the health and well-being of
those attending your meetings? National Nutrition
Month is a perfect time to make a workplace policy
or guideline for food items to offer at group gatherings.
The Greater Grand Forks 5+5 Coalition challenges all
workplaces to offer healthy fruits and vegetables,
which are always a nutritious choice. Fruits and vegetables
are a wonderful replacement for cookies, doughnuts,
sweet rolls and cakes. When healthy fruits and vegetables
are offered as the food choice at meetings, those
attending appreciate a healthy, colorful, guilt-free
snack containing vitamins, minerals and fiber.
The Greater Grand Forks 5+5 Coalition is a group of
people who are interested in promoting a healthy lifestyle.
Our food choices, lifestyle, and environment all affect
our health, and food choices can help prevent disease
and premature deaths. The coalition challenges community
members to eat five to 13 servings of fruit and vegetables
each day, and to engage in physical activity for at
least 30 minutes five or more days per week. For more
information, call Donna Berhardt at the NDSU Extension
Office in Grand Forks at (701) 780-8229.
– Jane Croeker, health promotion advisor
One lists features
Broadway actor Job Christenson will discuss
his theatrical background on the next edition of Studio
One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Christenson’s
experience with popular Broadway shows such as “Cats”
and “Ragtime” have helped him educate
others about theatre arts. In addition to performing,
Christenson works with community theaters as a teacher,
director and choreographer.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, pharmacist
Kevin Kern will discuss the often unforeseen consequences
of herbal medicine. According to Kern, studies show
that some supplements contain hidden toxins such as
lead. He will explain how a lack of government regulation
of herbal medicine affects quality assurance.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North Dakota
Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel
3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Rebroadcasts
can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily
and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie
Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday
at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan,
Minot, Minneapolis, the Beaverton, Ore. area, the
Denver, Colo. area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One
offers customized apparel
The Ralph Engelstad Arena Sioux Shop is
proud to present U-Where?, an online apparel shop
where you can customize your product.
U-Where? has many different options to choose from.
Whether you are faculty, staff, student, fan or alumni,
U-Where? has it! You can make just one for yourself
or a lot for your entire affiliation. You also have
the choice between sweatshirts, T-shirts, baby wear,
blankets and aprons.
Log onto and click on the U-Where? logo to start personalizing
– Ralph Engelstad Arena
Denim Day funds donated to tsunami relief
A Denim Day was conducted for tsunami relief
via the Red Cross. A total of $2,612 was raised.
– Rohit Kulkarni, financial aid
yoga classes begin March 22
Spring yoga classes begin Tuesday,
March 22, at the Lotus Meditation Center.
Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday for beginners
and mixed levels and at 5:30 p.m. Thursday for intermediates.
The classes will continue through May 12. A summer
session will begin May 17. Cost for a single class
is $10 and the full eight-week session is $65. For
more information or to register, call Dyan Rey at
772-8840 or e-mail email@example.com.
— Dyan Rey, art
Randy Lee, North Dakota Bar Foundation Professor
of Law, died March 3, 2005 in Altru Hospital. He was
Randy Hale Lee was born Nov. 27, 1944, to Robert and
Artella (Mullins) Lee. He grew up and attended school
in Baltimore. He earned his bachelor’s degree
in 1966 and his law degree in 1969, both from Washington
and Lee University, Lexington, Va. He worked in private
practice in Baltimore from 1969 to 1975 and as general
counsel for the Maryland Port Authority from 1973
to 1975. He also served as assistant attorney general
of Maryland from 1972 to 1975. He married Paula Himmelheber
on Dec. 17, 1971, in Baltimore.
He joined the University in 1975 as an assistant professor
of law and rose through the ranks, becoming a full
professor in 1985. He served as acting dean of the
law school from 1979 to 1980. He taught courses in
corporate and labor law and workers compensation.
He was honored with the State Bar Association of North
Dakota Distinguished Service Award in 1999 for being
a “guiding light through the murky waters of
He was active in University committees as well as
city, state, regional, and national organizations
and committees. He hosted a Big Band radio show, “In
the Mood,” on UND Public Radio for more than
“We are deeply saddened by the death of Randy
Lee,” said President Charles Kupchella. “Randy’s
impact on the legal profession in North Dakota and
on the University of North Dakota is nothing short
of profound. He was liked and respected by countless
students, faculty, staff and members of the legal
and law enforcement professions, and more. He was
an active guardian of the legal profession in North
Dakota through his work in the classroom and through
his work with the North Dakota State Bar Association
and other legal professional organizations and committees.
On campus, he was respected as the authority on UND’s
constitution and the workings of UND’s governance
system. On a personal note, I will miss him in many
ways — from his erudite demeanor in University
Senate debates, to his Big Band show. He helped me
in so many ways as the resident expert on State Board
of Higher Education policies and UND’s constitution.
On behalf of all of the faculty, staff and students,
I extend our deepest sympathy to Paula. We, too, are
deeply saddened and we share her loss.”
“Professor Lee’s dedication and service
to the School of Law and to the legal community are
immeasurable and irreplaceable,” said Paul LeBel,
dean, School of Law. “In his 30 years as a member
of the law faculty, Professor Lee taught a significant
percentage of our alumni, for whom he remained a trusted
advisor throughout their careers. In his distinguished
professional life, Professor Lee touched the lives
of those who knew him in a way that has brought great
honor to the profession of law at all levels. He will
be greatly missed.”
He is survived by his wife, Paula; stepmother, Ruby
Lee, Woodstock, Ga.; a stepsister, Jeannie Blowers,
and a stepbrother, Michael LeBlanc. He was preceded
in death by his parents.
of Research can provide matching funds
As part of its commitment to research development,
the Division of Research frequently provides matching
funds for proposals to external funding agencies.
To properly monitor the amounts and sources of matching
funds provided for these proposals, principal investigators
requesting matching funds must now complete a Division
of Research matching funds request form which can
be found online at http://www.und.edu/dept/research/docs/MatchingFundsRequestForm.pdf.
This form is to be used when requesting matching funds
from the vice president for research or research development
and compliance. Please note that matching funds will
be provided by only one of these offices. Requests
for $5,000 or less should be submitted to research
development and compliance; requests for more than
$5,000 should be submitted to the vice president for
– Barry Milavetz, interim director, research
development and compliance.
invited for faculty seed money
The University Senate invites applications for faculty
research seed money awards. The deadline for submission
is 4 p.m. Thursday, March 31. Program
Description: The faculty research
seed money council (the “council”) distributes
funds to support projects by faculty in any department
of the University. The goal of the program is enhance
the ability of the faculty to submit successful extramural
Eligibility: Applicants must have
a faculty appointment at UND.
Review criteria: Proposals will be
subject to competitive review and ranking by discipline-related
subcommittees whose members are chosen by individual
departments. The review committee will prioritize
requests for funding by evaluating each request for
its merit as a scholarly project. This will include
a consideration of the originality of the project,
its significance as a contribution to the relevant
discipline, the intent of the submitting scholar to
publish in a peer-reviewed journal or otherwise professionally
share the results of the project, and the likelihood
that the project will result in a successful request
for external support of future scholarship. Faculty
seed money award recipients are expected to submit
grant applications for external funding following
their seed money project. Individuals who have received
faculty research seed money awards in the past are
eligible to re-apply, but the status of their prior
seed money projects will be considered in the selection
Application format: The application
should be prepared to convince and be understood by
a general audience, only some of whom may be proficient
in the applicant’s area. The following headings
and page limitations apply:
- Research or project plan: include aims, background,
significance, approach, methods.
- Format: Three pages maximum, one inch margins,
single spaced, not to exceed six lines per linear
inch. The three-page limit for the project plan
will be strictly enforced. Proposals exceeding the
limit will be returned without review. Appendices
circumventing this limit will be discarded.
- Detailed budget (including justification).
- Biographical sketch (two pages maximum).
- Current and pending grant support (title and
short description, agency, requested amount).
- Historical grant support at UND (including national,
private and seed money awards).
- List of extramural applications submitted but
not funded (include past three years).
- Statement of intent to submit extramural application
(title, agency, time period, funds to be requested).
Where support is requested for a project that will
not serve as the basis for an extramural application,
then potential future sources of external funding
should be listed.
Budget: The budget should be for
a maximum of 12 to 18 months; award amounts may range
from $1,000 to $40,000; projected expenditures must
be reasonable, justified and directly related to the
Submission deadline: All applications
must be received no later than 4 p.m. Thursday, March
Please indicate the subcommittee to which the proposal
is being submitted. The subcommittee chair has the
option to forward proposals outside the subcommittee
expertise to a more appropriate subcommittee. Also,
determine the number of copies required for that section
(listed in parentheses on accompanying page).
A note on budgeted items: The council has
ruled that seed money funds may not be used for travel
and expenses in conjunction with attendance or presentation
of materials at a conference. Exceptions to this policy
will be considered on a case-by-case basis. If you
choose to request travel funds that are later disallowed,
please be assured this decision will have no impact
upon the selection of the remainder of your proposal
for an award.
Submit the original plus the appropriate number of
copies of your proposal to:
Faculty Research Seed Money Council
c/o Research Development and Compliance
Twamley Hall, Room 105
Campus Box 7134
Attn: Review Committee (________)
Faculty research seed money
Proposal sections (number of copies to submit)
Composition of evaluation committees
Behavioral Sciences (10): Communication,
communication sciences and disorders, counseling,
educational leadership, educational foundations and
research, psychology, physical education and exercise
science, statewide psych-mental health, teaching and
Basic medical sciences (7): Anatomy and cell
biology; biochemistry and molecular biology; microbiology
and immunology; neuroscience; pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics; pathology.
Engineering and technology (8): Aviation
and aerospace sciences, chemical engineering, civil
engineering, computer science, electrical engineering,
industrial technology, mechanical engineering.
Health sciences (11): Community medicine,
family medicine, internal medicine, nutrition and
dietetics, obstetrics-gynecology, occupational therapy,
pediatrics, physical therapy, surgery.
Humanities and fine arts (8): Art,
English, history, languages, music, philosophy and
religion, theatre arts.
Physical sciences (9): Atmospheric sciences,
biology, chemistry, geography, geology and geological
engineering, mathematics, physics, space studies.
Professional disciplines (7): Accounting,
finance, information systems and business education,
management, marketing, practice and role development
Social sciences (9): Anthropology,
economics, family and community nursing, Indian studies,
law, political science and public administration,
social work, sociology.
— Warren Jensen (aviation), chair, faculty
research committee seed money council
human subjects research must have prior approval
The institutional review board (IRB) must review and
approve any research carried out at the University
of North Dakota that involves human subjects or participants
before that research can begin. An IRB review is mandated
by the federal government to protect human subjects
and is subject to federal regulations and monitoring.
The federal regulations are available on the IRB web
page at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/orpd/regucomm/IRB/ManualTOC.htm.
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education and UND
policies also require completion of this review process.
The required documents are available on the IRB web
page. As you prepare your proposal for submission,
please be sure to address all relevant items listed
on the proposal form. When reviewing proposals, IRB
members use the checklist to determine whether each
item listed on it that applies to your proposal is
addressed properly. Also, please phrase your proposal
in “educated layman’s” terms so
that it is understandable to IRB members who may not
have a technical knowledge of your field.
You can submit your proposal to the research development
and compliance office in 105 Twamley Hall, or mail
it to RD&C, Box 7134. Based on the nature of your
research, your proposal either will be reviewed by
an individual board member or by the full IRB. Should
a full board review be necessary, the IRB coordinator
will contact you to explain the process and requirements.
You will be assigned a reviewer in either case, and
you should feel free to discuss your proposal with
the reviewer if you have any concerns or questions.
Should revisions be necessary, you will receive a
written request to make the changes and resubmit your
proposal. The IRB makes every effort to review proposals
in a timely manner. The process may take several weeks,
however, and researchers therefore are urged to submit
proposals well in advance of the proposed start date.
Before you can begin your research, you must complete
an educational program on human subject protection.
The UND IRB now has three options for fulfilling the
educational requirement. The first option is an Internet-based
set of modules sponsored by the Collaborative IRB
Training Initiative (CITI) and the University of Miami.
The CITI course consists of a group of modules encompassing
the history of the IRB system, the regulations governing
human subjects research, and topics specific to areas
of particular importance, controversy or complexity.
Each module has a quiz associated with it. The researcher
should choose the track that best fits his or her
type of research, either biomedical research or social/behavioral
research. Registration for the modules is accessible
Specific UND requirements are listed on the UND institutional
page available on the course site. Other educational
options include attending an IRB basics workshop or
reading the IRB researcher handbook and taking a short
answer quiz. Please contact the IRB coordinator if
you would like more information on any of these options.
In addition, principal investigators must provide
a list of the key personnel involved in the project
to the IRB, so the office can maintain records of
those individuals that have completed training. If
you have any questions about the approval process,
please do not hesitate to contact the IRB coordinator
at 777-4079 for further information.
All meetings will be held at 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley
Hall. Changes in location, date, or time wil be announced
in the University Letter prior to the meeting.
– John Madden, chair, institutional review