43, Number 28: March 17, 2006
|EVENTS TO NOTE
meet March 20
Art students hold juried exhibit
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
is March 22
LEEPS lecturer will focus on carbon
Annual Science Day to stimulate children’s
interest in science
UND team to provide webcast of March
29 solar eclipse
Grantwriting seminar set for March
U2 lists workshops
Saint Louis Brass Quintet performs
Speaker will discuss quality of aging
in Native elders
Agenda items due for April 6 U Senate
American Indian Research Forum will
be April 6
Transfer Getting Started to be held
Spring Jazz Ensembles concert set for
Luncheon will honor Norway’s
Princess Märtha Louise
Percussion Ensemble performs concert
Opera workshop group stages The Fairy
Student government requests support
for Big Event April 22
Carol Gilligan is law school’s
first Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence
Self defense class available
Gershman named chair of educational foundations and
New faculty scholar awards named
Research, creative, publication grants
Authors sought for feature in next issue
Employees may enroll in courses at low
University Letter will become twice-weekly
Purchasing card may be used at bookstore
Judy Bruce named interim director of
information resources at medical school
Wellness Center offers walking program
Spring yoga classes begin March 21
NDPEA raised $1,000 for hurricane survivors
Suit donations sought
faculty meet March 20
There will be a general graduate faculty meeting
Monday, March 20, at 3 p.m. in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl, to introduce proposed changes
to the Graduate Faculty Constitution. The graduate
committee has revised the constitution to increase
consistency and remove detailed procedures from
the document, which will allow procedures to
be periodically reviewed and updated without
a constitutional revision. A copy of the constitution,
as revised, may be viewed at www.graduateschool.und.edu/docs/Constitution1.pdf.
The proposed changes to the constitution will
be presented and explained. Suggestions for
additional changes or modifications will be
gathered from the meeting and for one week after
the meeting for review by the graduate committee,
which will prepare a final revision for consideration
by the graduate faculty April 10. A vote to
approve the changes will be held at that meeting.
Please prepare any comments for changes to the
draft in writing or be prepared to submit them
in writing at the meeting.
We look forward to receiving your input. –
Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
students hold juried exhibit
The art department will host a reception for
the Art Students Collective undergraduate and
graduate juried exhibit. The show, juried by
Terry Jelsing of Fargo, will run from March
20-30. Please join us Tuesday, March 21, from
7 to 9 p.m. in the Myers Art Gallery, Hughes
Fine Arts Center.
– Brian Paulsen, art
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.
“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, said Brown-Borg, with an eye
toward “how can we help the audience understand
why something is happening?”
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
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
visit the web site at http://www.und.edu/org/writers.
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 the Memorial 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 our web site at
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 Rex 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
– 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
It is an action summit co-sponsored by U.S.
Sen. Byron Dorgan, the Odegard School, and the
Red River Valley Research Corridor coordinating
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).
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 UAV Education.
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
- 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
- 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 is 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
lecturer will focus on carbon dioxide
Reid B. Grigg from New Mexico Institute of Mining
and Technology will present the next LEEPS lectures
Friday, March 24. At noon in 100 Leonard Hall, he
will consider “Carbon Dioxide.” At 3 p.m.
in 109 Leonard Hall, he will discuss “CO2 Geologic
Sequestration/Storage: It is Being Done, But How Well
do We Understand the Processes?”
The geology and geological engineering Leading Edge
of Earth and Planetary Science lecture program (LEEPS)
brings nationally and internationally known scientists
and others to UND to give talks on cutting edge science
and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics,
including academic science, applied engineering, and
environmental issues of current significance.
For more information, contact Zheng-Wen Zeng, 777-3027.
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.
team to provide webcast of March 29 solar eclipse
Timothy Young (physics), Ronald Marsh (computer science),
and graduate student Tricia Johnson (physics), will
travel to Antalya, Turkey to provide a live webcast
of the March 29, total solar eclipse. A total solar
eclipse is one of the most spectacular events seen
on earth as daylight fades into a starry night in
only a few seconds. The eclipse begins in Brazil,
crosses the Atlantic Ocean, northern Africa, the Mediterranean
Ocean, Turkey, and ends in Georgia. It will not be
visible in North America.
By logging on to the UND webcast, viewers can watch
the eclipse beginning at 3:37 a.m. March 29 (the night
of March 28 in the U.S.). It will take one hour and
15 minutes for totality, the period in which the sun
stays completely covered by the moon. Totality is
only three minutes and 45 seconds long, but the rewards
are stunning. A glimpse of the sun’s corona
is visible and planets and stars appear in the middle
of the day. The corona, a halo of pearl-white light
shimmering around the dark silhouette of the moon,
has been termed “the eye in the sky.”
Totality occurs between 4:54 and 4:57 a.m. and, in
addition to the video webcast, the UND team will acquire
and post high-resolution digital photographs of the
corona. The eclipse will end at 6:12 a.m.
The webcast will broadcast streaming color video and
include a chatroom where viewers from around the world
can ask questions. Live audio will be used to answer
viewer questions and provide updates and discussions
on the progress of the eclipse. The team will also
produce and post podcasts about Turkey and the eclipse,
including Turkish children watching the eclipse. Finally,
the team will conduct a learning study to determine
the ability of preadolescents to distinguish between
solar/lunar eclipses and the phases of the moon.
The live webcast can be viewed at http://www.sems.und.edu.
– Odegard school
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 28-30. Visit our
web site for more.
- Basic Windows: March 28, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson
II. Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers:
mouse and file saving/retrieving skills. Introduces
very basic Windows features, keeping your desktop
tidy, change desktop color, create a desktop shortcut,
change or set the date/time, Windows XP Start Menu,
change themes, menu features, Windows XP taskbar
overview, organize files, work with windows, create
an efficient work environment, and find information.
Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- Cultivating Campus Cultures That Value Student
Success: March 30, noon to 2 p.m., 1370 School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. Please join the enrollment
management unit to explore how the culture of an
organization has an enormous influence on what happens
to members of that group. The teleconference examines
how the University might more effectively promote
learning and success in our first-year students,
while considering the powerful role played by campus
culture. Catherine Andersen, John Gardner, and George
Kuh will tackle questions such as What does your
institution value? What people and activities are
celebrated? Do your standard operating procedures
reflect what your mission says is desirable? The
presenters will offer strategies to begin this conversation
on our campus. The teleconference target audience
is anyone who cares about improving the learning
and success of undergraduate students.
- Basic Word: March 30, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers:
mouse and file saving/retrieving skills. Introduces
very basic Word features, create a document, edit
and format text, format paragraphs, save file, retrieve
file, format text, cut and copy, add tables, proof
a document, set display and print options. Presenter:
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
Louis Brass Quintet performs at Museum
For an afternoon of music, humor and entertainment,
enjoy the Saint Louis Brass Quintet at the North Dakota
Museum of Art Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m., part of
the Museum concert series. The Quintet will play jazz,
American pops, classical chamber and tango music.
Founded in 1964, the Saint Louis Brass Quintet is
one of America’s oldest brass quintets. The
group was originally formed by members of the Saint
Louis Symphony to play children’s concerts around
the Saint Louis area. Now, 40 years and more than
2,500 engagements later, the quintet entertains audiences
worldwide. The five members of the group — Allan
Dean, Ray Sasaki, Thomas Bacon, Melvyn Jernigan and
Daniel Perantoni — are renowned for their musical
talent. They perform three 10-day concert tours throughout
the United States each year, plus recording and international
The Museum concert series is underwritten by the Myra
Foundation with additional support from The Heartland
Arts Fund. The Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Arts
Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for the
Arts with additional contributions from General Mills
Foundation, Land O’ Lakes Foundation, Sprint
Corporation, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts,
enables individuals and families throughout America’s
heartland to share in and to enjoy the arts and cultures
of our region and the world. Local contributors also
support the concert series.
Tickets can be ordered in advance by calling the Museum
at 777-4195 or at the door the day of the concert.
Tickets are $13 for members of the Museum and $15
for non-members. Students and military members can
purchase tickets for $5. Middle school children and
younger are admitted free.
The Museum concert series is a celebration of classical
music that brings performers of international repute
to the Museum. It is the oldest chamber concert series
in the region and draws a mixed audience of all ages.
For an additional $50, you can become a concert series
Although not affiliated with the University, the North
Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive
– North Dakota Museum of Art
will discuss quality of aging in Native elders
The medical school dean’s hour lecture will
be held at noon Tuesday, April 4, in the Reed Keller
Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
“Quality of Aging of Alaska Native Elders: Linked
to Ability to Follow Cultural Customs” will
be presented by Kanaqlak (George P. Charles), director,
National Resource Center for American Indian, Alaska
Native, and Native Hawaiian Elders. Lunch will be
The presentation will be broadcast over NDIVN at the
following medical campus sites: SW Campus Conference
Room B, NW Campus Office and SE Campus Room 225. Also
available through H.323 (internet videoconferencing),
on the BT-WAN and at your desktop through the UNDSMHS
For additional information, contact the dean’s
office at 777-2312.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
items due for April 6 U Senate meeting
The University senate will meet Thursday, April 6,
at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items
for this meeting are due in the registrar’s
office by noon Thursday, March 23. They may be submitted
electronically to email@example.com.
It is recommended that some detail be included in
the agenda items submitted.
– Carmen Williams (interim registrar), secretary,
Indian Research Forum will be April 6
The American Indian Research Forum will be held Thursday,
April 6, at the Memorial Union.
The event features nationally known speakers in American
Indian research, oral and poster presentations by
American Indian students and researchers, and discussions
of new ways to develop American Indian research opportunities.
“The forum provides a venue to share current
research activities concerning health risk and health
promotion among Native American communities,”
said Jacque Gray, assistant professor at the Center
for Rural Health and chair of the planning committee.
“This will also give us an excellent opportunity
to develop possible research collaborations for future
Keynote speakers for the daylong event include:
- Candace Fleming, University of Colorado Health
Science Center School of Medicine, psychiatry department,
who will discuss violence and trauma in Indian country.
- George Charles, University of Alaska-Fairbanks,
National Resource Center for Alaska Native, American
Indian and Native Hawaiian Elders, who will discuss
the importance of local culture and community in
- W. Craig Vanderwagon, Indian Health Service,
Department of Health and Human Services, who will
discuss the importance and focus of American Indian
Registration for the forum is free and includes a
continental breakfast, lunch, snacks and the reception.
For more information and to register, please visit:
For planning purposes, please register by March 22.
The 2006 American Indian Research Forum is sponsored
by the Center for Rural Health at the UND School of
Medicine and Health Sciences in coordination with
the UND Indian Association Annual Time-Out Week.
The following UND organizations and departments have
provided additional financial contributions: American
Indian Student Services, North Dakota Women’s
Health CORE, Idea Network for Biomedical Research
Excellence (INBRE), National Resource Center on Native
American Aging, Center for Rural Health, Research
Development and Compliance, and School of Medicine
and Health Sciences Research and Program Development.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Getting Started to be held April 8
On Saturday, April 8, student academic services will
hold the Transfer Student Getting Started Program
in the Memorial Union, at which new transfer students,
admitted for the Fall 2006 semester, come 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 contact Heather Martin
at 777-2117 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Student academic 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.
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.
will honor Norway’s Princess Märtha Louise
Gyda Varden Lodge of the Sons of Norway, Nordic Initiative
and the Norseman Federation invite you to a luncheon
with Princess Mäartha Louise of Norway, Wednesday,
April 19, at 11:30 a.m., Ramada Inn, Grand Forks.
The event includes a reading and book signing by the
Tickets are $15 and limited to 300 people; register
before April 19. Make checks payable to Sons of Norway
and mail to Glenn Fontaine, 1912 Sixth Ave. N., Grand
Forks, ND 58203, 772-5119.
Also on April 19, book readings will take place at
1:30 p.m. at Century Elementary School with 300 students;
and at 2:15 p.m. at Kelly Elementary School with 400
From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium,
there will be a reading and book signing by the princess
for her book, Why Kings & Queens Don’t Wear
Crowns. It is free and open to the public, courtesy
Princess Märtha Louise will tour eight states
to promote her newly published children’s book,
Why Kings & Queens Don’t Wear Crowns ($18
Skandisk, Inc., 2005, www.skandisk.com).
The book tells the story of little Prince Olav, who
came to Norway from Denmark in 1905 with his parents
King Haakon and Queen Maud, and why the Norwegian
royalty don’t wear crowns. The book was released
in Norway just in time for the country’s centennial
celebration of its independence from Sweden in 2005.
An avid reader, the Princess studied English literature
at Oxford, England and in recent years developed her
skills as a storyteller, touring Norway doing programs
for children and special fairy tale readings on Norwegian
national television. She is a strong advocate for
Ensemble performs concert April 20
The Percussion Ensemble will present a concert Thursday,
April 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center.
The Ensemble will perform three major percussion pieces
and feature two senior percussionists, Matt Prindiville
and Adam Cowger. The Ensemble will perform Ney Rosauro’s
“Concerto #2 for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble,”
“Log Cabin Blues,” a great ragtime arranged
by the original Eastman Ragtime Ensemble, and an exciting
piece by Daniel Levitan, “Septet.”
The cost is $5 for general admission, $2 for students
and senior citizens, and $10 for families.
– Michael Blake, music, 777-2644
workshop group stages The Fairy Queen
The music department will present The Fairy Queen
by Henry Purcell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and
Sunday, April 23, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall,
Hughes Fine Arts Center.
UND’s opera workshop group will stage the “semi-opera,”
a light-hearted look at the relationships between
common persons and those we put on a pedestal. Purcell’s
music bubbles, dances, and laughs with us.
Tickets are $2 for students and senior citizens, $5
for general admission, and $10 for families.
For more information, please contact the music department
at 777-2644 at firstname.lastname@example.org.
government requests support for Big Event April 22
The Big Event, Saturday, April 22, is a single day
in which dozens of service projects are carried out
by university students throughout the community. Now
in its second year at UND, we plan to build upon the
positive response we had last year in hopes of making
this an annual event. As residents of Grand Forks
for the majority of the year, students find this project
important because it is their way of giving back to
the community. It helps to connect the city with its
students, both of which rely on each other to make
the town complete. We encourage faculty to become
involved by volunteering for service projects, becoming
a sponsor, or giving us names of businesses that would
like to get involved. If you are interested, please
contact Aaron Flynn or Lisa Persuitti at email@example.com
— Student government
Gilligan is law school’s first Distinguished
Carol Gilligan, internationally acclaimed psychologist,
teacher, and author, will be the Inaugural Distinguished
Scholar-in-Residence at the School of Law from March
As part of her visit, Gilligan will present a keynote
address, “From In a Different Voice to The Birth
of Pleasure: An Intellectual Journey,” Friday,
March 24, at 11:15 a.m. in the Baker Courtroom, School
of Law. Gilligan’s lecture is a reflection about
her intellectual journey from her path-blazing 1982
book. In A Different Voice to her latest, The Birth
of Pleasure. The lecture is free and open to the public.
Gilligan is one of the most distinguished writers
and teachers in the field of psychology in the U.S.
A professor at New York University and affiliated
faculty at NYU School of Law, she leads workshops
for faculty in the law school’s lawyering program,
an innovative curriculum designed to encourage first
year students to think critically about work in the
law. Her pioneering work with gender and relational
reasoning has had a profound impact on feminist legal
theory. She earned her doctorate from Harvard, where
she was a member of the faculty for 34 years.
In conjunction with her visit, a special symposium
issue of the North Dakota Law Review will honor Dr.
Gilligan’s influence on legal theory. The symposium
will feature, along with pieces by noted legal scholars
and jurists, a written summary of her keynote address.
Gilligan will also participate in the 37th annual
writer’s conference while on campus.
– School of Law
defense class available
The DIVAs are hosting an IMPACT self defense class
taught by the Women’s Center Sunday, April 30,
from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Hyslop Sports Center, Wellness
Center Aerobic Room, third floor.
IMPACT U: Personal Safety/Self Defense is a highly
specialized self-defense program that teaches participants
to successfully knock out an assailant of any size.
The course is based on the idea that learning is best
accomplished by doing. A specialized trained “mugger”
instructor dons state-of-the-art customized padding
so that students can practice the full-force defensive
tactics. Students learn to deliver effective strikes
and kicks to vital areas while fighting in scenarios
that are as realistic as possible.
IMPACT U understands that fighting back is an emotional
as well as a physical process and provides a supportive
environment for healing and learning. All courses
are taught in teams of female and male instructors
highly trained in dealing with emotional process.
Cost is $35. Please contact Shelle Michaels to register,
or (218) 779-7271.
– Shelle Michaels, women studies
Gershman named chair of educational foundations
Kathleen Gershman has been appointed chair
of educational foundations and research. She
has taught at UND for nearly 26 years. She joined
the faculty in 1980 as a part-time lecturer
and earned full professor status in 2000.
Gershman is widely published Most recently,
her book, They Always Test Us on Things We Haven’t
Read: Teen Laments and Lessons Learned, was
released in 2004.
Her current research focuses on the remaining
rural one-and two-room schoolhouses in North
Dakota, their likely extinction, and the experiences
of the students who attend them. Last spring,
for the UND faculty lecture series, she presented
“Everyone Gets to Sing Solo: Twenty-First
Century Perspectives on the One Room Schoolhouse.”
Originally from Massachusetts, Gershman earned
a bachelor’s degree in anthropology at
the University of Massachusetts in 1974 and
a master’s degree in education at Harvard
University in 1976. In 1984 she received a doctorate
in teaching, curriculum and learning environments
from Harvard University.
Gershman and her department have received two
McDermott Awards for Departmental Excellence
in Teaching, in 1991 and 1995. She received
the Burlington Northern Foundation Individual
Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in
Teaching, Research, Creativity and Service in
– College of Education and Human Development
faculty scholar awards named
The Senate scholarly activities committee has
made the following new faculty scholar awards.
Thirteen applications were received for this
award; the total amount requested was $65,238.50.
Unfortunately, funding for these awards was
decreased, so the minimum of three awards was
made. The awards support research and creative
activity of assistant professors who have completed
less than three years at UND. Criteria used
to review applications included excellence of
the application, potential national prominence
of the applicant, and potential for future external
funding, if applicable.
Cindy Anderson, family and community nursing,
$5,000, “Copper Deficiency as a Predictor
of Preeclampsia”’ Heidi Czerwiec,
English, $5,000, “Revision of Poetry Manuscript
‘Dead Metaphor’ at Writers Colony”;
and David Lawrence, philosophy and religion,
$5,000, “Translation of Texts of Monistic
Kashmiri Salva Philosophy.”
— Sandra Short (PEXS), chair, Senate
scholarly activities committee
creative, publication grants awarded
The Senate scholarly activities committee received
seven research/creative activity grant applications,
requesting a tota1 of $13,837.54, and five publication
grant applications requesting a total of $3,453.25,
in response to the February call for proposals.
The following awards were made Feb. 24.
Forrest Ames, mechanical engineering, $400;
Cindy Anderson, family and community nursing,
$435; Adam Kitzes, English, $343; Steven Light,
political science and public administration;
Kathryn Rand, law; $575.25; and Kathryn Thomasson,
Research and Creative Activity Awards
William Caraher, history, $2,000, “The
Pyla-Koutsopetria Archaeological Project”;
Donna Morris, family and community nursing,
$2,436.20, “Integrative Analysis of
Menopause: A Pilot Study”; Garl Rieke,
anatomy and cell biology, $2,500, “Is
the Protein Tagged in Nerve Cells of Patients
with Alzheimer’s Disease Actually Amyloid
Beta Protein, the Presumed Killer Protein
in AD, or Is It Something Else? Taking the
Protein Apart by Sequencing Will Provide the
Answer”; Rebecca Rudel, nursing practice
and role development, $672, “High School
Guidance Counselors: Perspectives on Nursing
as a Career Choice”; Sandra Short, physical
education and exercise science, $2,000, “Fan
Identification and Sport Team Nicknames and
Logos”; Mary Wright, family and community
nursing, $1,429.34, “Social Impact and
Service Utilization Associated with Attention
Deficit Hyperactive Disorder in Rural School
Age Children”; Timothy Young, physics,
$1,000, “Encouraging Higher-Order Thinking
in Preadolescents: Moon Kits and the Total
Solar Eclipse of March 29, 2006.”
— Sandra Short (PEXS), chair, Senate
scholarly activities committee.
sought for feature in next issue of Dimensions
The June 2006 issue of Dimensions will feature
faculty authors published in 2005/2006. If you
or someone in your department has written a
book, please send the author’s name and
title of the book, along with a brief description
to me. I will contact you for further information.
— Jan Orvik, editor, Dimensions, 777-3621,
may enroll in courses at low cost
For just $10.95 per credit hour, benefited
employees may enroll in University classes.
You may take up to three academic courses each
calendar year, and may be granted work release
time for one academic class per school session
after receiving approval from your supervisor
for release time during working hours. You can
continue your education, earn a degree, or improve
your skills. Staff members may work toward a
degree; faculty may take courses for credit.
Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.
New employees may also take a course while on
You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging
from management and sciences to languages and
music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid
and financial management. Here’s how to
- Pick up admission materials, registration
materials and a tuition waiver form at admissions,
205 Twamley Hall (777-3821) or at the graduate
school, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).
- Choose the course you’d like to take.
Prerequisites or other factors may affect
- Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean
sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them
to admissions (undergraduates) or the graduate
school. Return the completed waiver forms
to admissions. The deadline for filing the
waiver is May 12 for the first summer session
and 12-week session, June 23 for the second
summer session, and Aug. 18 for fall.
- Register according to instructions in the
Time Schedule of Classes.
If you are enrolling for the first time, you
need to complete and return an Application for
Admission form, available from the admissions
office or graduate school. There is a $25 matriculation
fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled.
You may need to file transcripts from schools
that you previously attended. Please note that
some courses have additional fees that cannot
Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit.
– Heidi Kippenhan,m director of admissions,
and Diane Nelson, director of human resources
Letter will become twice-weekly online publication
On May 15, the weekly University Letter and
the daily (or more) mass e-mails will be combined
into a twice-weekly e-mail and online news service
sent to every e-mail holder on campus. This
will actually increase the number of people
who receive University Letter, make access to
news more convenient and timely, and reduce
duplication. It will also eliminate confusion
between University Letter and the daily mass
mails, as well as reduce e-mail clutter.
You will receive an e-mail detailing University
Letter contents, with each story linked to the
online edition of University Letter. Just click
on the title to be taken to that story. You’ll
also have the option to print just one story
or the entire issue.
Information providers will submit their information
via an online form.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter
card may be used at bookstore
You may now use your Visa Purchasing Card at
Barnes and Noble for departmental purchases.
If you have any questions, please feel free
to contact Janelle in purchasing at 777-3881.
– Allison Peyton, accounting services
Bruce named interim director of information
resources at medical school
Robert Rubeck, chief information officer at
the School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Grand Forks, will step down from that position,
effective June 30. He plans to remain on the
faculty as associate professor of family medicine.
Beginning March 15, 2006, Judy Bruce, director
of faculty affairs, Grand Forks, will assume
day-to-day responsibilities as interim director
of operations in the Office of Information Resources.
“We wish to thank Dr. Rubeck for seven-and-a-half
years of service to the school and his leadership
in the area of information technology,”
said Executive Associate Dean Joshua Wynne.
“Through his innovative approach to telemedicine,
the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences
has played an important role in providing improved
health care services for those people who live
in the most rural, underserved communities of
Rubeck, the school’s first chief information
officer, has served more than 27 years in academic
administration for three medical schools. Returning
to his faculty roots, he will continue his work
in telemedicine and rural service delivery at
Bruce, who has served as director of faculty
affairs since Aug. 1, 1999, and will continue
in that position, joined the school in November
1989. She has served as director of distance
education and faculty in the clinical laboratory
science program in the past.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
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 all 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
yoga classes begin March 21
Spring yoga classes begin Tuesday, March 21,
at the Lotus Meditation Center. Classes are
held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for beginners and
mixed levels, and at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for
continuing students. The eight-week session
will end May 11. Cost for a single class is
$10, or $65 for the full session. For more information
or to register, contact Dyan Rey, instructor,
at 772-8840, email@example.com.
raised $1,000 for hurricane survivors
Chapter 41 of the North Dakota Public Employees
Association raised $1,000 for survivors of the
2005 Gulf Coast Hurricanes, and donated to the
American Federation of Teachers Disaster Relief
Fund. The fund provides direct cash to AFT members
affected by natural disasters. In 1997, NDPEA
members received about $40,000 following the
Grand Forks flood.
The money was raised by raffling off team-signed
hockey and basketball jerseys at the Ralph Engelstad
Arena during the recent hockey series against
the University of Minnesota-Duluth. The jerseys
were won by Art Hinrichs of East Grand Forks.
NDPEA is local 4660 of the American Federation
of Teachers and provides union representation
for faculty and staff at UND.
– Carol Hjelmstad (ITSS), president,
Chapter 41, NDPEA
Dress for Success urges women to Send One Suit
(S.O.S.) to help disadvantaged women gain employment
and self-sufficiency. Donate one new or nearly
new interview suit during the week of March
19- 25 and help a disadvantaged woman enter
the workforce. The focus on “sending one
suit” symbolizes the organization’s
need to collect only garments appropriate for
Dress for Success is a not-for-profit organization
that provides interview suits, confidence boosts
and career development for women in need. A
donation of just one suit can empower a woman
struggling in a low-income situation to start
a new life of self-sufficiency and success.
Four area businesses are providing drop off
locations for S.O.S Week donations:
For more information about Dress for Success
and S.O.S. Week, visit www.dressforsuccess.org.
Locally, you can contact us at (701) 775-3356.
– Kara Wettersten, counseling
Ann Doble, retired receptionist with accounting
services, died March 9 in Grand Forks. She was
Mabel Ann Doble was born Sept. 17, 1942, to
Lawrence and Mabel (Martinson) Christopherson
at Cando, N.D. She was raised and attended school
at Bisbee, graduating from Bisbee High School
She graduated from Aaker’s Business College
of Grand Forks. Ann married Duane Doble on July
17, 1966, at Bisbee. She was employed at Mork
Shoe Store and Robertson Lumber, both in Grand
Forks, and worked as a receptionist in accounting
services at UND from 1991 until her retirement
in 2004. She enjoyed going to the casinos, playing
bingo and fishing.
Ann is survived by her sister and brother-in-law,
Lorena and Jim Gangle of Berthold; her sisters-in-law:
Linda Christopherson of Truth Or Consequences,
N.M.; Bonnie Christopherson of Bisbee, and Alice
Christopherson of Dunseith, and several nieces
Her parents and three brothers preceded her
- Jan Orvik, editor, with information from
the Grand Forks Herald