43, Number 29: March 24, 2006
UND awarded $1.5 million to improve sustainable
Rural health receives nearly $500,000
for health research
|EVENTS TO NOTE
is law’s first Distinguished Scholar-in-Residence
Eighth Circuit Court to hear cases at
Biology seminar will discuss eye disease
LEEPS lecturer focuses on carbon dioxide
Retirement reception honors Gary Klein
Movie musical returns to Empire
Honors director candidates will visit
Handy-Marchello is women studies honoree
Global Visions film series continues
Meeting will discuss new parking structure
Christus Rex holds Lenten book study
Spaghetti dinner, silent auction benefit
UND team to provide webcast of March
29 solar eclipse
Faculty discussion will focus on “Clickers
in the Classroom”
Assessment committee seeks faculty
Outreach candidate will visit campus
Celebrate Armenia Thursday night
Alveda King visits campus for Women’s
12th annual McNair Forum will be March
Law Women’s Caucus hosts Helen
Hamilton Day March 31
Dean to give inaugural address at Nursing
LEEPS lecturer presents “Cloud
Seeding and Cloudy Science”
U2 workshops listed
Events listed for Sexual Assault Awareness
Book discussion, banquet, and program
are part of Time-Out Week
Tunnel of Oppression presented April
Time-Out Week set for April 3-9
Speaker will discuss quality of aging
in Native elders
Literary translator will present “Seize
Pre-retirement seminars set
Restorative justice seminar offered
American Indian Research Forum is April
All invited to AISS celebration and
Gala honors Michael Gaffey
Lotus Center lists events
Pioneer Linda Warfel Slaughter is faculty
Aviation safety seminar is April 11
Artist will give talk on View-Master
Fundraiser benefits children’s
programs at Museum of Art
Extended WAC workshop offered in May
Beyond Boundaries conference seeks
proposes 9 percent tuition increase
NASA embarks on international study of
Nursing selects research building architects
Students can earn credits while becoming
Faculty encouraged to inform students
about summer course
Studio One interns honored for PR efforts
SGID is still available for faculty
Bookstore needs textbook requests to
save students money
Departments should not complete credit
University Letter will become twice-weekly
Studio One lists features
Recipes sought for Staff Senate cookbook
Register for summer program at University
Denim Day is last Wednesday of the month
First Night seeks performers and artists
IN THE NEWS
from President Kupchella
Dear Campus Community,
At the University of North Dakota we seek to
create an environment characterized by equal
access for all students, faculty and staff regardless
of cultural differences, and where individuals
are not just tolerated by valued. A welcoming
and inclusive climate is grounded in respect,
nurtured by dialogue and evidenced by a pattern
of civil interaction. The first step in creating
such an environment is to assess the current
campus climate in order to identify important
issues and then to create ways for individuals,
departments and the university to identify them.
Creating and maintaining a community environment
that respects individual needs, abilities, and
potential is one of the most critical initiatives
that we support. It is very important for all
of us that a positive climate exists that encourages
attention to fairness and discourages expressions
of discrimination and harassment.
We hope that you will take a few minutes to
help us understand the current climate for diversity
at our university by completing a survey. The
online survey is designed to provide information
about both positive and challenging aspects
of our climate. The survey is open to all students,
staff, and faculty. This survey is your opportunity
to describe your own personal experiences, your
observations, and to offer suggestions for change
that might enhance the climate. The data will
be used to identify strategies for addressing
potential challenges and supporting positive
diversity initiatives. The survey was contracted
by and is supported by me, the UND Diversity
subcommittee, the Chancellor’s Cabinet,
and the NDUS Diversity Council.
All of your answers are confidential and all
of the results will be reported in group form
only. You will not be identifiable as an individual.
Your participation is voluntary.
We urge you to take the 15-20 minutes needed
to answer the questions by going to http://web.survey.psu.edu/northdakota.
The survey will be open from March 27 through
April 14. Paper copies of the survey will also
be available through the affirmative action
Thank you in advance for your contribution to
this important project.
Charles E. Kupchella
awarded $1.5 million to improve sustainable
A UND-based team of researchers organized to
study problems related to sustainable energy
has been awarded a major grant from the U.S.
Department of Energy (DOE) and the North Dakota
EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive
Research) program. The $1.5 million three-year
DOE grant and the supplemental EPSCoR funding
total close to $2.5 million.
The grant funds research that is part of UND’s
SUNRISE (Sustainable Energy Research, Infrastructure,
and Supporting Education) initiative. The interdisciplinary
research team includes eight UND faculty from
chemistry and chemical engineering and two chemistry
faculty from NDSU.
“This research addresses a major national
issue: managing energy to the benefit of the
United States and world,” said Peter Alfonso,
UND vice president for research. “It supports
sustainable and renewable energy research projects
that we have under way. What’s important
about the EPSCoR funding is that it buys necessary
infrastructure for future complicated research.”
The research team will study the fundamental
chemistry of coal combustion, including the
resulting gaseous and particulate emissions,
according to Wayne Seames, a UND associate professor
of chemical engineering and combustion systems
expert. A key objective of the project is to
develop information about how to reduce the
environmental impact of coal combustion.
“The research portion of this grant, which
starts June 1, will allow us to train students
to explore fundamental questions about complicated
combustion systems,” Seames said.
Seames noted that this grant underscores EPSCoR’s
congressionally mandated goal of leveling the
odds for states such as North Dakota in reaching
for federal research dollars against heavyweights
such as California and New York.
“I’m very happy and quite excited
about this funding,” said Mark Hoffmann,
UND chemistry chair and an expert in theoretical
physical chemistry who studies molecular-level
interactions. “What’s so interesting
about this grant is that it provides funds for
a fairly large group of people; it builds a
cohort with a lot of very positive symbiotic
relationships. I’d call it a sum-is-greater-than-the-parts
Moreover, he said, grant money can be used to
buy much-needed experimental equipment, such
as a transition electron microscope and additional
computing nodes on the UND Computational Research
Center cluster, which will enhance the ability
of the team to study the complex molecular reactions
that occur when coal is burned.
The cooperative nature of the grant is vital
to leveraging UND’s interdisciplinary
talent pool to bigger and better things, in
this case, in energy research, Alfonso said.
“This grant intensifies our collaboration
between chemistry and chemical engineering,”
Michael Mann, UND chair of chemical engineering,
said that the grant represents a major coup
for UND SUNRISE investigators because it also
includes money for a new faculty member.
The grant is part of a series of federally and
state-funded initiatives delving into coal’s
sometimes controversial combustion profile.
Relative to many other forms of energy, coal
is known to be relatively “dirty,”
“It’s got every mineral in it that
you can think of because it’s been in
the earth for millions of years” he said.
“When you burn coal, you release potentially
hazardous material that can ultimately wind
up in the air we breathe, into the water supply,
and onto agricultural land. So if we continue
to burn coal as a primary fuel, we should try
to reduce its environmental impact. The point
isn’t to drive coal companies out of business;
it’s to find reasonable solutions to very
The cross-disciplinary component of this research
team—and the grant that funds it —
is vital to both faculty members and students
alike, Seames said.
“We find that being able to focus the
work of very specialized scientists along with
a spectrum of researchers, leading all the way
to engineers can translate how fundamental advances
lead ultimately to the commercial products or
production processes, allows you to answer questions
in a more organized way,” he said. “It
leads to real-world results more efficiently
and gives students more insight that particular
disciplines don’t have all the answers.
Getting these different points of view enriches
the educational process for students.”
The program will be administered through ND
EPSCoR under codirectors Gary Johnson of UND
and David Givers of NDSU. The research cluster
is under the direction of scientific leads Seames,
who also is principal investigator, and co-PIs
Hoffmann and NDSU chemist John Herschberger.
The primary research goal is to produce “a
first-principles-based model of the behavior
of trace elements during combustion. But there
are a number of other minor related projects
and research goals included in this large, diverse
research program,” Seames said.
This is the second major EPSCoR grant in two
years related to sustainable energy research
at UND. Last year, ND EPSCoR was awarded a National
Science Foundation Infrastructure Improvement
grant that included SUNRISE as one of two research
health receives nearly $500,000 for health research
The Center for Rural Health has been awarded
a federal grant totaling nearly $500,000 to
support a new project that seeks to improve
the quality of health care in rural communities.
The funding, announced by Senators Kent Conrad
and Byron Dorgan, is part of the Building Research
Infrastructure Capacity program, and will help
bring together the Center for Rural Health with
renowned rural health researchers from across
the U.S. over the next two years. The goal of
this project is to help rural health providers
identify new ways to improve patient safety
and to achieve better health care service. Of
43 nationwide applicants for this competitive
grant, UND was one of only four recipients.
This grant was awarded by the U.S. department
of Health and Human Services with funds appropriated
– Center for Rural Health
Gilligan is law’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
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
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 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
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
Circuit Court to hear cases at law school
The United States Court of Appeals for the
Eighth Circuit will hear three oral arguments
at the UND School of Law Friday, March 24, beginning
at 2 p.m. in the Baker Courtroom. The circuit
court will hear the appeal of the State of Minnesota,
et al. v. John Hoeven, et al., regarding the
State of North Dakota enacting a series of hunting
regulations related to nonresident hunting during
the waterfowl season.
Earlier the district court granted summary judgment
in favor of North Dakota, finding that although
the restrictions on nonresidents seem unwise,
they do not violate the Constitution. On appeal,
Minnesota argues that the new regulations violate
the privileges and immunities clause and the
commerce clause. Nine states have jointly filed
an amicus brief in support of the state of North
In addition, they will hear two appealed cases
from the State of South Dakota.
The Eighth Circuit judges participating in the
arguments include Judge Kermit E. Bye, Fargo;
Senior Status Judge Myron H. Bright, Fargo;
Judge William Jay Riley, Omaha, Neb.; and Judge
Lavenski R. Smith, Little Rock, Ark. Judge Bye
is an alumnus of the law school.
All three arguments are open to the public with
each lasting 30 minutes. For more detailed summaries
of each case, please see www.law.und.edu.
— Rob Carolin, law school
seminar will discuss eye disease
Jena Steinle, assistant professor of physiology,
Southern Illinois University School of Medicine,
will present a biology seminar Friday, March
24, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Her topic
is “Neuro-Vascular Interactions in Posterior
Dr. Steinle earned her doctoral degree at the
University of Kansas Medical Center in Kansas
City in 2001. The major research interest of
her lab is to understand the mechanisms of sympathetic
nerve regulation in the retina and choroid of
the eye. She has particular interests in both
pre-proliferative and proliferative diabetic
retinopathy, as well as age-related macular
degeneration. She is currently working on the
cellular and molecular mechanisms by which dysfunctions
in sympathetic neurotransmission can alter gene
and protein expression of growth factors, apoptosis
markers, inflammation, and cellular signaling
in the retina and choroid. She is also working
on normal aging of the retina and choroid in
comparison with diseases of the aging eye.
The seminar will be hosted by Diane Darland.
lecturer focuses 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 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,
reception honors Gary Klein
After 35 years of service, Gary Klein, ITSS
programmer/analyst, will retire. Information
Technology Systems and Services staff invite
you to join us for a retirement reception in
his honor Friday, March 24, in the ITSS Conference
room, Upson II, Room 371, from 2 to 3:30 p.m.
Please join us as we wish Gary well.
– Nancy Haskins, associate director,
musical returns to Empire
Popular demand has prompted the Empire Arts
Center to schedule two return engagements of
Music to My Ears Sunday, March 26, and Sunday,
The movie musical was co-produced by and shot
largely at the Empire last summer, featuring
over a dozen popular songs and showtunes. It
showcases local actors, singers, dancers, and
musicians, as well as the historic theatre building
itself. Ticket receipts as well as sales of
the DVD movie and CD soundtrack will help raise
operating funds for the Empire.
Although set in the present day, Music to My
Ears closely follows the formula of the classic
backstage movie musicals, combining comedy,
drama, romance, songs, and dance, while introducing
a few new twists and variations. It was written
and produced by UND film lecturer Christopher
P. Jacobs, Empire manager Mark Landa, and dance
instructor Jenny Morris, who also served as
the movie’s choreographer besides playing
a leading role. Jacobs directed the movie.
The repeat showings of “Music to My Ears”
are scheduled for 1:15 p.m., 4 p.m., and 7:30
p.m. Sunday, March 26, and at 1:15 and 7:30
p.m. Sunday, April 2. Admission is $5 for the
matinees and $8 for the evening shows. More
information on the movie, along with photos,
music files, and preview trailers can be found
on the movie’s web site by doing a web
search on Music to My Ears movie.
director candidates will visit campus
The University community is invited to public presentations
next week by two candidates for honors program director.
Sally Pyle’s presentation is Monday, March 27,
from 2 to 3 p.m. in 16-18 Swanson Hall. Dr. Pyle holds
a doctorate in experimental pathology and toxicology
from Duke University and is currently assistant professor
of biology at UND. She has taught and developed an
upper level honors course, “The Brain.”
Richard Bradley’s presentation is Friday, March
31, from 2 to 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. Dr. Bradley
is currently director of the honors program at Central
Methodist University in Fayette, Mo. He holds a doctorate
in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
— Patrick O’Neill (economics), search
is women studies honoree
The women studies program is pleased to announce
that our next Spotlight on Scholars honoree is Barbara
Handy-Marchello. Please join us Monday, March 27,
from 4 to 5 p.m. in 17 Swanson Hall as we celebrate
her scholarship and many contributions to UND. She
will also share with us her presentation: “Linda
Warfel Slaughter: Founding Mother of ND History.”
We look forward to seeing you there.
– Wendelin Hume, director, women studies, 777-4115
Visions film series continues
The Global Visions film series continues through
May. All films are located in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial
Union, beginning at 7 p.m., and are free and open
to the public.
Brava Gente Brasileira will be shown Tuesday, March
28. The story is located geographically and historically
in the area of the Pantanal Matogrossense, in 1738
middle Paraguay. Both Portugal and Spain have claimed
the territory for its potential rich natural resources,
especially silver. This is a harsh story of the cruelty
of colonialism and the unspeakable treatment of Brazil’s
indigenous peoples, who see Portuguese and Spanish
colonizers as invaders of their land. This film demonstrates
the struggles experienced by peoples from vastly different
cultural domains, and calls us to bear witness to
the fragility of the human condition.
For more information, call 777-4718.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
will discuss new parking structure
An informational meeting regarding the construction
of a parking structure adjacent to Swanson Hall will
be held from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 28, in
the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Representatives
from facilities and parking will be on hand to explain
the project and how it will affect the campus. All
– Sherry Kapella, parking office
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 Tuesday, March 28. Snacks and coffee are provided.
The book is available at the Christus Rex office for
$10. Reserve a book by calling 775-5581. Facilitated
by Jerry Bass and Tim Megorden.
– Christus Rex
dinner, silent auction benefit student group
The Second Annual American Association of Airport
Executives Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction will
be held Tuesday, March 28, at 5 p.m., International
Centre, 2908 University Ave. Cost is $5 for all-you-can-eat.
– UND Aerospace
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. on 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
discussion will focus on “Clickers in the Classroom”
Can “clicker technology” help keep students
actively engaged in large lecture classes? Does it
have a place in other kinds of classes as well? These
are the questions we’ll address in the next
On Teaching box lunch discussion Wednesday, March
29, in 16-18 Swanson Hall.
We’ll begin the session with a brief explanation/demonstration
of clicker technology, presented by Lori Swinney (Center
for Instructional and Learning Technologies). Then
we’ll hear from three UND professors who have
been experimenting with clickers in their own classrooms:
Julie Anderson (nursing), Kanishka Marasinghe (physics),
and Robert Wood (political science).
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana
Hollands at 777-4998 by noon Monday, March 27.
– Libby Rankin, instructional development
committee seeks faculty comments
The University assessment committee, as charged by
the University Senate, has updated the UND assessment
plan. It is available for faculty review at http://www.und.edu/dept/datacol/assessment/univplan.pdf.
We welcome your input.
Two faculty forums will be held to address your comments
and suggestions. The first Wednesday, March 29, at
12:30 p.m., will be held at the River Valley Room.
The second, Thursday, March 30, at 4 p.m., will be
held at 16-18 Swanson Hall. Comments and suggestions
may also be submitted to Renee Mabey (777-4854; email@example.com)
or Joan Hawthorne (777-4684; firstname.lastname@example.org).
All communications should be submitted by April 3.
Thank you for sharing your insights.
– Renee Mabey, chair, University assessment
candidate will visit campus
Don Olcott will visit the campus on March 29-31 to
interview for the position created by the resignation
of James Shaeffer in November. Dr. Olcott is currently
executive director of extended programs and adjunct
associate professor in the College of Education at
Western Oregon University. He has extensive experience
in continuing education, including public and private
sector experience in the design, delivery, and evaluation
of higher education continuing and distance education
programs. Active in a number of professional societies,
he is president-elect of the United States Distance
Learning Association (USDLA). Olcott is a nationally
and internationally known speaker, and has consulted
to colleges, universities, and corporations across
the United States, Canada, Australia, and the United
Kingdom. His curriculum vitae is available for review
online at http://www.conted.und.edu/search/olcott/files/vita.pdf
, along with a shortened bio.
Campus faculty, staff and students are invited to
an open forum and presentation by Olcott Wednesday,
March 29, at 2 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial
— John Watson (engineering), chair, search
Armenia Thursday night
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts
cultural nights at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Join us March
30 to celebrate the culture of Armenia. Everyone is
– International programs, 777-6438
King visits campus for Women’s History Month
Alveda King will present “What Makes A Woman
Phenomenal,” Thursday, March 30, at 6:30 p.m.
in the Memorial Union Ballroom as part of Women’s
She will be part of a 10:30 a.m. to noon panel discussion,
“What Makes a Woman Phenomenal,” Friday,
March 31, at the International Centre, 2908 University
Ave., which will be followed by a meet and greet from
noon to 2 p.m. at the Centre. The Asian Student Association
will be selling food as a fundraiser for Asian Awareness
Month in April during the Meet and Greet.
Alveda C. King founded King for America, Inc. “to
assist people in enriching their lives spiritually,
personally, mentally and economically.” She
is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist
Rev. A. D. King and his wife Naomi Barber King and
the niece of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. She is the
mother of eight children and a grandmother. A former
college professor, she has a Master of Arts degree
in Business Management from Central Michigan University.
Her undergraduate studies in journalism and sociology
helped her to become a published author of Sons Of
Thunder: The King Family Legacy, and I Don’t
Want Your Man, I Want My Own, among others.
Co-sponsored by the Black Student Association, multicultural
awareness committee, multicultural student services,
and the vice president for student and outreach services
office. For more information, call 777-4259. —
Jared Hilde, graduate student assistant, Multicultural
annual McNair Forum will be March 30, 31
The 12th annual McNair Forum is set for Thursday
and Friday, March 30 and 31.
Thursday, March 30, oral presentations in the Memorial
Union, Badlands Room are: 10 a.m., Paige Baker, “GIS
Analysis of the Spatial and Temporal Distribution
of Cretaceous Mollusks in the Hell Creek Formation
of Montana”; 10:20 a.m., Mike Breitstein, “Evidence
of Peak Shift in Judgments of the Female Body”;
10:40 a.m., Jeri Ann Azure, “Factors that Affect
Ironic Errors in Movement”; 11 a.m., Samantha
Chase, “The Impact of Biculturalism on Human
Learned Helplessness with Northern Plains Native Americans”;
11:20 a.m., Tim Kipp, “Tribal Economic Development”;
11:40 a.m., lunch on your own; 1:20 p.m., Patty Lambert,
“History Repeating Itself: Charles A. Eastman
Full Circle”; 1:40 p.m., Liz Blazek, “
My Journey Towards My Zine”; 2 p.m., Sarah Bell,
“Incorporating the Past and Present in Writing
Native American Children’s Literature.”
Friday, March 31, poster presentations in the Memorial
Union Loading Dock from 1:15 p.m. to 2:10 p.m. are:
Almen, “Perceived Social Impact Post Gastric
Bypass Females: A Qualitative Study”; Paige
Baker, “Remote Detection of a Saltcedar Infestation
near Lake Sakakawea, North Dakota, using Airborne
Hyperspectral Imagery”; Paige Baker, “GIS
Analysis of the Spatial and Temporal Distribution
of Cretaceous Mollusks in the Hell Creek Formation
of Montana”; Liz Blazek, “My Journey Towards
My Zine”; Samantha Chase and Kenny Jimenez,
“The Impact of Biculturalism on Human Learned
Helplessness with Northern Plains Native Americans”;
Chris Eells, “A History of the Establishment
of Fort Totten and the Spirit Lake Nation”;
Tim Kipp, “Who Determines Repatriation?”;
Sarah Landsem, “The Impact of Technology in
a 3-D Computer-Aided Design and Drafting Classroom”;
Stephanie Parisien, “Evaluating Claims of Domestic
Violence: In Search of a “Legitimate”
Victim; Rich Patterson, “The Recruitment of
Males into Early Childhood Education”; and Mary
Jo Titus, “Surrealism: The Psychological Realm.”
— TRIO programs
Women’s Caucus hosts Helen Hamilton Day March
The UND Law Women’s Caucus presents Helen Hamilton
Day Friday, March 31. This year’s conference
is titled “Redefining the Family: A Modern Look
at Same-Sex Legal Issues in the United States.”
The one-day conference begins with registration at
9 a.m. at the UND School of Law Baker Courtroom. The
event is free of charge with no need to pre-register.
Four guest speakers will address questions such as
“Can same-sex couples marry or adopt children?”
“What lies in the legal future for gay rights?”
and “What does the same-sex marriage debate
look like in Indian Country?” The event will
feature the following speakers in the School of Law
- Amy Miller, ACLU Nebraska legal director, “Marriage
Equality v. The Defense of Marriage Acts,”
- Kathryn Rand, UND associate professor of law,
associate dean for academic affairs and co-director,
Institute for the Study of Tribal Gaming Law and
Policy, “From Bowers to Lawrence: Sexual Orientation
and the Constitution,” 11:15 a.m.
- Wenona Singel, UND assistant professor of law
and Fellow, Northern Plains Indian Law Center, “What’s
Unique About the Same-Sex Marriage Debate in Indian
Country,” 1:15 p.m.
- Camilla Taylor, staff counsel for Lambda Legal
in Chicago, “Protecting Lesbian and Gay Parents
and Their Children,” 2:30 p.m.
— Law school
to give inaugural address at Nursing Spring Convocation
The College of Nursing will hold its Spring Convocation
and Sophomore Recognition Friday, March 31, from 9
a.m. to noon at the Memorial Union Ballroom. It is
open to the public.
Chandice Covington, dean of nursing, will present
the keynote address, “Creating a Solid Foundation
for Practice: Finding the Evidence to Improve Nursing
Care.” This will be her inaugural address as
Dr. Covington has over 20 years of clinical experience
in community-based primary care nursing and is nationally
recognized for her expertise. Her research focuses
on health promotion and the prevention of poor health
outcomes in children, especially in vulnerable populations
in the U.S. and abroad. She is the author of over
148 publications and presentations, has conducted
studies on pediatric AIDS in Kenya, and has received
the Meritorious Research Service Award from the National
Institute of Nursing Research.
The panel presentation following the keynote address
includes Nancy Klatt, manager of Altru Cancer Services,
’74, ’91; Denise Carter, family nurse
practitioner, Altru Health System, ’94, ’99;
and Darlene Bartz, division director of the State
This continuing nursing education activity was approved
by CNE-Net, the education division of the North Dakota
Nurses Association, accredited by the American Nurses
Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
lecturer presents “Cloud Seeding and Cloudy
Daniel Pendick, a freelance science writer from Glendale,
Wis., will present the next LEEPS lecture Friday,
March 31. At noon in 100 Leonard Hall, he will present
“Cloud Seeding with Cloudy Science: Resolving
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 Dexter Perkins at 777-2991.
– Geology and geological engineering
Below are U2 workshops for March 28 through April
7. 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:
- Cultivating Campus Cultures That Valued 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 N. Gardner, and
George D. 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? and
more. 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. Learn to 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: Heidi Strande
- Legal Issues in Employment: April 4, 9 to 11 a.m.,
or May 9, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Participants
will identify the federal and state statutes that
impact their roles, discuss UND policies and procedures
in relation to federal and state law, and look at
situations that may require legal consultation.
Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
- Defensive Driving: April 4, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop is required
by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state
vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received
a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring
a family member (spouse and/or dependents). This
workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance
premiums and could possibly remove points from your
driving record. Presenter: Mark Johnson.
- Budget Journals, Journal Entries, Journal Imports
and Journal Vouchers: April 5, 9 to11 a.m., 16-18
Swanson Hall. Learn how and when to use them. Presenters:
Lisa Heher and Kathie Howes.
- The Fish Philosophy: April 5 and 7, 10 a.m. to
noon, 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Fee is $30. Fish
is a life long philosophy used by organizations
that are intentionally creating and supporting a
workplace culture of earned trust, innovation, energy
and competitive advantage. When implemented and
used correctly, this philosophy can help employees
feel inspired about the work they do and be accountable
for their contribution to the big picture. Come
and learn more about building a dynamic workplace
culture through the Fish Philosophy. Presenter:
Gretchen Schatz, workforce development trainer.
- Pre-Retirement Seminar, Social Security and Medicare
Programs: April 5, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky
Tech Incubator. This workshop will provide you information
regarding questions you may have about Social Security
and Medicare at retirement. Presenter: Howard Kossover,
public affairs specialist, Social Security Administration.
- GroupWise 6.5, Intermediate: April 6, 8:30 to
11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II. Participants will work
with advanced message options, set mail properties,
customize message headers, use web access interface,
create and use rules to automate email responses,
and set access rights. Work in depth with junk mail
folder and archive feature. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
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
listed for Sexual Assault Awareness Month
April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. The DIVAs
have joined with the women’s center and the
Community Violence Intervention Center with the following
- April 1, 10 a.m. to noon, Empire Arts Center.
The GINAs, awards given for the best performances
during the Vagina Monologues, will be presented.
A chocolate and champagne brunch is included with
the $10 admission. Call 777-4090 for more information.
- April 6, from noon to 1 p.m. at the International
Centre, 2908 University Ave, The Yellow Dress will
be presented for the Women’s Center Meet and
Eat. It is a dramatic one-woman play based on the
lives of young women who were victims of dating
violence. Audiences will be moved by the story of
a young woman whose relationship begins with passion
and promise and ends in tragedy.
- April 6, the “1 in 4” RV Tour will
be held in Room 3 Gamble Hall at 6 p.m. “The
Men’s Program” is a one hour workshop,
“How to Help a Sexual Assault Survivor: What
Men Can Do.”
- April 10 at 7 p.m., The Yellow Dress will be
presented at the Memorial Union Ballroom with a
workshop following. The workshop helps audiences
learn the early warning signs of abuse, understand
the cycle of abuse, discuss acquaintance rape, talk
about drug/alcohol use, how to get help for self
or friends, identify resources and receive dating
violence and sexual assault trainings. Sponsors
can choose an area of focus and the target audience.
- April 29, Operation Freefall will happen all
over the United States in honor of Kellie Green
who was raped seven years ago. Instead of letting
the rape control her, she decided to skydive to
“take back” and empower herself to not
have a lifelong affect from the sexual assault.
- April 30, from 1 to 5 p.m., IMPACT self defense
classes at the Hyslop Sports Center in the Wellness
Center aerobics room. The fee is $35 and there are
still a few openings.
Contact Shelle Michaels (women studies and communication)
at (218) 779-7271 or email@example.com
for more information. All events are free unless otherwise
discussion, banquet, and program are part of Time-Out
The 37th annual Time-Out Week features Native American
storyteller and flute player, Keith Bear Monday, April
3, at 7 p.m. in the Hughes Fine Arts Josephine Campbell
Recital Hall. Keith Bear shares songs and stories
of the Mandan-Hidatsa people as they were told and
sung through generations. He performed and recorded
with the Grand Forks Symphony in the production of
“Old Turtle.” It is free and open to the
American Indian student services and all Indian related
programs will honor American Indian graduates from
the 2005-06 academic year at a banquet Wednesday,
April 5. The social begins at 5:30 p.m. with dinner
at 6 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Tickets
are $10 and can be purchased through AISS, 315 Princeton,
or by calling 777-4291.
Following the banquet, Native American Chief of Comedy
Charlie Hill will perform in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
Hill was voted top Indian comedian in America and
has received the American Indian Entertainer of the
Year award. He has also appeared on the Tonight Show
and on David Letterman. He is co-sponsored by the
UND student activities committee and UNDIA through
the 37th Annual UNDIA Time-Out Week.
The UND Indian Association, Department of Indian Studies
and the North Dakota Reads Program through the ND
Humanities Council invite you to read Coyote Warrior:
One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial that Forged a
Join in a community book discussion Thursday, April
6, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. in the UND Barnes & Noble
Bookstore with author Paul VanDevelder. This story
tells how the land of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara
nations disappeared when the Garrison Dam was built
to tame the Missouri River. It’s a “people
story” about law. VanDevelder will be available
to sign copies of his book, which is available through
the Barnes & Noble Bookstore. For more information
about the book discussion, contact Indian studies
at 777-4314. This session is offered by the 37th Annual
UNDIA Time-Out Week.
For more details about this event and other Time-Out
events, visit www.und.edu/org/undia
or call 777-4291.
of Oppression presented April 3-5
The Tunnel of Oppression, a program designed to promote
diversity and raise awareness about issues of oppression
in society, will be held in the basement of Johnstone
and Smith Halls April 3-5, from 7 to 9 p.m.
The Tunnel of Oppression is a multi-sensory exhibition
of difficult and complex issues. The tunnel experience
demonstrates the reality of hate crimes and covert
and open acts of oppression as the community experiences
The goal is to bring acts oppression and hate out
in the open and explore the prejudices that motivate
Participants will be guided through a “tunnel”
of approximately 18 rooms. Each room will explore
a particular form of oppression and the way in which
it occurs in our world. Some of the topics include
racism, sexism, homophobia, body image, classism,
heterosexism, and STDs. The tour of the tunnel will
be followed by a discussion facilitated by professional
staff from the counseling center.
Tours will start each night at 7 p.m. and will run
at 10-minute intervals with the last tour beginning
at 9 p.m. The entire experience will last approximately
The tunnel is free of charge and open to the campus
and the Grand Forks community. Due to limited space,
reservations are highly recommended, but walk-ins
are welcome. For more information or reservations,
The Tunnel of Oppression is presented as a partnership
between the housing office, dining services, University
apartments programming board, Association of Residence
Halls, conflict resolution center, counseling center,
women’s center, dean of students office, student
government, Greek life, and the Center for Student
Involvement and Leadership.
– Housing office
Week set for April 3-9
The dedication of the new American Indian Center
will be among the highlights of the 2006 UNDIA Time-Out
Week celebration April 3-9.
Each year Time-Out Week is planned, promoted, and
hosted by UNDIA (University of North Dakota Indian
Association), one of the most enduring Native student
organizations on campus. Most events are free and
open to the public.
“Time-Out Week brings together people from all
walks of life to celebrate American Indian culture,”
said UNDIA President Janie Schroeder. “Our events
appeal to people with a variety of interests, and
this year we’ll be bringing some very successful
American Indian people to our campus.”
The theme of this year’s celebration is “Strengthening
the Circle of Life Through Cultural Awareness.”
“Our theme promotes cultural awareness, expands
knowledge, and reduces ignorance,” said Courtney
Davis, UNDIA Time-Out Week coordinator.
The concluding event, Time-Out Wacipi (Wa-chee-pee),
is the first major spring contest powwow in the state.
Thousands of spectators and hundreds of dancers from
throughout the region attend this annual event.
The Wacipi also features a craft fair displaying the
work of American Indian artists. Persons interested
in selling artwork during this year’s Wacipi
can reserve display space by contacting UNDIA.
“The Time-Out Wacipi begins the powwow season,”
Amber Finley, UNDIA vice president, said. “Well-known
dancers and drums from throughout the region are expected
to attend. Each year new and returning Wacipi participants
come together to celebrate the unique and rich Native
For more information about Time-Out Week and the Wacipi,
contact the UND Indian Association at 777-4291 or
or visit www.und.nodak.edu/org/undia.
To serve as a volunteer during the Time-Out Wacipi,
contact any UNDIA member or co-advisors Darlene Nelson
and Monique Vondall.
The schedule follows:
Monday, April 3:
- Opening ceremony outside the Memorial Union on
University Avenue at 11 a.m.
- Workshop, “Bafa Bafa: A Simulation Exercise
in Diversity,” by Donna Brown and Leigh Jeanotte
(both American Indian Student Services), River Valley
Room, Memorial Union, noon to 1:30 p.m.
- “Metis Culture: Old and New Worlds Meet,”
by Birgit Hans (Indian studies) and Virgil Benoit
(modern and classical languages), River Valley Room,
Memorial Union, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. Sponsored by
the languages and Indian studies departments.
- A panel of experts will present “Maintaining
Traditional Languages” in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union, from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. Audience
members will have the opportunity to sit in on a
discussion on maintaining native languages in the
contemporary world and learn how to speak French
using the Metis language.
- Acclaimed Native American storyteller and flute-player
Keith “Northern Lights” Bear, from New
Town, N.D., will perform in the Josephine Campbell
Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center, from 7 to
8:30 p.m. Sponsored by UNDIA and the student activities
Tuesday, April 4:
“Oral Traditions: Lessons of Life,”
The Loading Dock, Memorial Union, from noon to
1 p.m. This program features students and faculty
reading and sharing traditional stories and talking
about the lessons they teach. Chris Nelson (English)
AISES (American Indian Science & Engineering
Society) will host Family Science Night in the
Memorial Union Ballroom from 6 to 8 p.m. The program
includes fun and educational activities for children
and adults interested in science. Everyone will
participate in hands-on science experiments and
learn about natural environmental science.
- John Herrington, the first Native American astronaut,
will give a free community presentation on “Space
Travels” in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union,
at 7:15 p.m. In November 2002, Herrington traveled
to the International Space Station aboard the Space
Shuttle Endeavor. He currently serves as chief test
pilot of the XP Spaceplane for Rocket-plane Limited
Inc. Sponsored by UNDIA, American Indian Science
and Engineering Society (AISES), North Dakota Space
Grant Consortium, Student Activities Committee,
and John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences.
Wednesday, April 5:
“Winter Counts, Rock Art, and the Interpretations
of American Indian History,” by Sebastian
Braun (Indian Studies) in the River Valley Room,
Memorial Union, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. Sponsored
by UNDIA and Indian studies.
“The Art of Making Frybread,” a hands-on
demonstration presented in 40 O’Kelly Hall
from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. This special program
will be co-presented by Twyla Baker-Demaray, Mandan,
Hidatsa, Arikara Nation, and Hillary Kempenich,
Turtle Mountain Ojibwe. Participants will learn
how to make and bake traditional frybread. Co-sponsored
by UNDIA, student activities committee, and American
Indian Student Services.
A tipi construction class will be taught by
Birgit Hans (Indian studies) in the Merrifield
Hall greenspace from 3 to 5 p.m. Participants
will have the opportunity to ask questions, help
construct tipis, and observe the process. The
session is co-sponsored by UNDIA and Indian studies.
An Honors Banquet will be held at the Memorial
Union Ballroom at 5:30 p.m. The cost of dinner
is $10. Sponsored by UNDIA, Indian related programs,
American Indian Student Services, student activities
committee, and the vice president for student
and outreach services office.
- Popular Native American comedian Charlie Hill
will provide entertainment in the Memorial Union
Ballroom at 8:30 p.m. It is free and open to the
public. Sponsored by American Indian Student Services
and the student activities committee.
Thursday, April 6:
A workshop on “Restorative Justice: A
Viable Peacemaking Alternative” will be
held in the South Ballroom, Memorial Union, from
8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Chief Justice Don Costello
will be the featured speaker on the peacemaking
alternative to courts, mediation, and conflict
resolution. It is designed for any interested
professionals, especially social workers and attorneys.
Students can attend the Costello talk free of
charge. Continuing education hours will be available
for attorneys and social workers, and a registration
fee of $50 per person is required. For more information,
call the social work department at 777-2669. Sponsored
by the School of Law, Native American Law Students
Association, social work department, and social
An American Indian Research Forum will be held
in the Memorial Union from 8:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Speakers will include: Dee Bigfoot, University
of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Office of
Child Abuse and Neglect; George Charles, University
of Alaska-Fairbanks; and Craig Vanderwagon, Indian
Health Services. All presentations are sponsored
by the National Resource Center on Native American
Aging and Student Health and the UND Center for
Rural Health. For more information, visit www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/rural/airf/.
“Traditional Medicines of the Lewis &
Clark Expeditions” will be held in the River
Valley Room from noon to 1 p.m. Dr. Monica Mayer
from Trinity Community Clinic in New Town, N.D.,
has been studying the journey of Lewis & Clark
for many years. Her interest is piqued due to
the medical aspects of the adventure and her Native
heritage. The program is co-sponsored by the RAIN
(Recruitment-Retention of American Indians into
Nursing) program, INMED (Indians into Medicine)
program, and student health services.
A panel discussion, “Multicultural Education
in North Dakota” will be held in Room 109,
Education Building, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Janet
Ahler (educational foundations and research) will
serve as moderator. American Indian student services
and the College of Education and Human Development
sponsor the program.
- A community discussion of the acclaimed book,
Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes, and the Trial
that Forged a Nation, will be held at Barnes &
Noble Bookstore from 4 to 5:30 p.m. Author Paul
Vandevelder will be special guest. UNDIA, Indian
studies, and the North Dakota Humanities Council
sponsor the “Exploring the American Indian
The campus premiere of the motion picture Waterbuster
will be hosted by producer J. Carlos Peinados in
the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union, at 7 p.m. The
screening of this new movie is sponsored by the
North Dakota Humanities Council.
Friday, April 7:
“A Celebration of Achievements: American
Indian Graduates of UND” will be held at
the Burtness Lab Theatre from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m.
Nine individuals representing UND’s American
Indian graduates from the past 40 years will be
recognized for participating in the “More
Than Beads and Feathers” media campaign.
- UND’s new American Indian Center, 315 Princeton
St., will be dedicated at 11:30 a.m. UND faculty,
staff and students, members of the Greater Grand
Forks community, and Native people from throughout
the region are invited. A traditional meal will
be served at 1 p.m.
The 37th Annual Time-Out Wacipi will open at the
Hyslop Sports Center. The first grand entry is scheduled
for 7 p.m. This year’s host drum is Yellowface,
from White Shield, N.D. Dale Old Horn, from Crow
Agency, Mont., will serve as master of ceremonies,
and Claire Fox, from White Shield, N.D., is arena
dancer. Dancer and drum registration opens at 6
p.m. Friday, April 7, and closes at 1 p.m. Saturday,
April 8. The admission fee to the Wacipi is $5 per
day or $8 for a weekend pass. UND students with
a current I.D., children under age 6, and seniors
over age 55 will be admitted free. Wacipi sponsors
include the president’s office and the student
Saturday, April 8:
The Time-Out Parade of Dancers will begin at
the Chester Fritz Auditorium at 10:30 a.m. The
parade will head east on University Avenue and
conclude at the School of Medicine and Health
Services parking lot. Dancers and drum groups
will be awarded points for participating. All
dancers and drum group members will be encouraged
to sign up for the parade during registration.
- The Time-Out Wacipi will continue at the Hyslop
Sports Center, with grand entries at 1 and 7 p.m.
A community feast featuring a traditional meal will
be served at 5:30 p.m. This is the first major spring
contest powwow in the state. Volunteers will be
available to assist and answer questions. Copies
of “The Guide to the Powwow Experience”
will be distributed.
- The UNDIA Time-Out Week 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament
will be held at the Hyslop Multi-Purpose Room Saturday,
April 8, and Sunday, April 9. There are 16 team
slots and the entry fee is $300 for each team. For
more information, contact Joseph LaFountain at (701)
477-4045 or Dean Dauphinais Jr. at (701) 740-4988.
Sunday, April 9:
This is the third and final day of the Wacipi
at the Hyslop Sports Center. A grand entry is
scheduled for 1 p.m.
The 5-on-5 Basketball Tournament concludes.
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
translator will present “Seize the Day”
The English department is pleased to announce that
as a part of the English speaker series, John DuVal
will speak on the topic of literary translation with
“Seize the Day,” 4 p.m. Wednesday, April
5, in 116 Merrifield Hall.
Dr. DuVal is a nationally known literary translator
and the director of the graduate program in literary
translation at the University of Arkansas. He has
translated novels, poetry collections, and plays from
Italian, Spanish, and French. His most recent book
is the translation, From Adam to Adam: Seven Old French
Plays (Pegasus Press 2004). In 1992, DuVal won the
Harold Morton Landon Translation Award from the Academy
of American Poets, and he won a literary translation
fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts
in 2000. Please join us to hear this renowned artist
and scholar speak about his work.
– Elizabeth Harris Behling, assistant professor
of English and creative writing
The payroll office is sponsoring pre-retirement seminars,
geared for those who are close to retirement and have
questions regarding the topics below. You may register
for any or all of the seminars listed.
- “Social Security and Medicare Programs,”
Wednesday, April 5, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- “TIAA-CREF Income Options,” Wednesday,
April 12, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
- “Estate Planning and Life Insurance,”
Wednesday, April 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m.
For registration and location please contact the
U2 office at 777-2128, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu,
— Payroll office
justice seminar offered
A day-long seminar, “Restorative Justice: A
Peacemaking Alternative,” will be held Thursday,
April 6, in the Memorial Union.
National and local speakers will lead sessions throughout
the day, including James Botsford, director of the
Indian Law Office of Wisconsin Judicare in Wausau;
and Don Owen Costello, chief judge of the Coquille
Indian Tribal Court and chief judge of the Tribal
Court of the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua
and Siuslaw Indians.
Restorative justice engages individuals, organizations
and communities in adopting values and principles
to make peace in a court setting. Local governments
and tribal communities in North Dakota and throughout
the nation are challenging traditional western approaches
to eradicate crime using typical punishment methodologies
resulting in a high cost to individuals and society.
Restorative justice is being considered as a viable
alternative for working with families, adults and
youth versus being subjected to a typical penal court
Continuing education hours are available, including
6.25 hours for North Dakota social workers and 6.25
CLEs. Registration is $65 and includes all instructional
materials, continuing education hours, refreshments,
and a sack lunch. To register, call workforce development
at 777-2098, (800) 342-8230, or send a fax to 777-2140.
The event is co-sponsored by social work, the UND
Indian Association, law school, Public Scholarship
Program, and the North Dakota GRO Project –
AmeriCorps Vista. The seminar is offered in conjunction
with the 37th annual UNDIA Time-Out Week, April 3-9.
– Social work
Indian Research Forum is April 6
The American Indian Research Forum is set for Thursday,
April 6, from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. in the Memorial
Union, second floor. Cost is free. Please register
for planning purposes at http://medicine.nodak.edu/crh/airf/
by March 28.
Keynote speakers for the daylong event include:
- W. Craig Vanderwagon, acting chief medical officer
at the Indian Health Service, Department of Health
and Human Services, Washington, D.C., who will discuss
the importance and focus of American Indian research.
- Candace Fleming, associate professor at the University
of Colorado Health Science Center School of Medicine
in the Department of Psychiatry, who will discuss
violence and trauma in Indian country.
- George Charles, director of the National Resource
Center for Alaska Native, American Indian and Native
Hawaiian Elders at the University of Alaska-Fairbanks,
who will discuss the importance of local culture
and community in native research.
For more information, visit http://medicine.nodak.edu/crh/airf/
or call the Center for Rural Health at 777-3848.
invited to AISS celebration and grand opening
American Indian Student Services invites everyone
to the following events Friday, April 7.
A Celebration of Achievement: American Indian Graduates
of UND will be at 10:30 a.m. in the Burtness Lab Theatre.
Nine individuals representing UND American Indian
graduates from the past 40 years will be recognized.
They are Dave Azure, Twyla Baker-Demaray, El Marie
Conklin, Laurie Davis, David M. Gipp, Phillip “Skip”
Longie, Joe Luger, Steve Martin, and Patricia Walking
Join us to celebrate their accomplishments and the
achievements of every American Indian graduate of
Also plan to attend the dedication ceremony of the
American Indian Center, 11:30 a.m., 315 Princeton
– American Indian Student Services
honors Michael Gaffey
Michael Gaffey, professor of space studies, has been
honored for his contributions to meteoritics and planetary
science. This year, he will receive the prestigious
G.K. Gilbert Award from the Geological Society of
America for his outstanding contributions to the solution
of fundamental problems in planetary geology. He will
also receive the equally prestigious Leonard Medal
from the Meteoritical Society for his outstanding
contributions to the science of meteoritics and closely
allied fields. No individual has ever received both
awards in the same year.
This is the same as receiving both the Golden Globe
and the Oscar for Lifetime Achievement in the same
year except that Mike does not have to wear a tuxedo
and he won’t have to give a cheesy speech.
You are cordially invited to a “Gala for Gaffey”
to celebrate Mike’s awards and to recognize
him for his life-long study of asteroids and meteors
that has resulted in a most impressive series of peer-reviewed
publications and successful graduate students. This
will also be an opportunity to acknowledge him as
an all-around nice guy.
The gala will be held at the Hilton Garden Inn in
Grand Forks Friday, April 7. From 3 to 5 p.m. there
will be a reception followed by a dinner at 6:30 p.m.
The cost of the dinner is $25 per person. Attire is
Please RSVP by Friday, March 31.
– Suezette Rene Bieri, space studies, 777-4856
or 1-800-828-4274, firstname.lastname@example.org
Center lists events
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave.,
will host the following events.
Insight meditation retreat, April 7-9. This non-residential
retreat will be held Friday evening through Sunday
afternoon. The teacher is Gina Sharpe of New York
Insight Meditation Center. Registration is required.
Contact Lora at 787-8839 for more information.
Talk on insight meditation, Friday, April 7, 7 p.m.
Visiting teacher Gina Sharpe of New York Insight Meditation
Center will give a talk based on Buddhist teachings.
Free of charge and open to all.
On Sunday, April 2, at 2 p.m., graduate music students
Melissa Kary and Catrina Tober will perform classical
music for clarinet and flute. Faculty member Jeff
Anvinson will appear as a guest accompanist on classical
On Wednesday, April 12, at 7:30 p.m., faculty member
and Greater Grand Forks Symphony concertmaster Eric
Lawson will perform selected and original compositions
on violin with accompaniment.
– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center, 777-8839
Linda Warfel Slaughter is faculty lecture topic
Barbara Handy-Marchello (history) will present “Private
Woman, Public Life: Linda Warfel Slaughter and the
History of North Dakota,” Tuesday, April 11,
in the North Dakota Museum of Art. The last talk in
the faculty lecture series starts at 4:30 p.m. with
a reception at 4 p.m., is free and open to the public.
The lecture comes from Handy-Marchello’s continuing
study of women who have settled in North Dakota. Linda
Warfel Slaughter came to Bismarck in the early 1870s
as one of the first settlers with her husband, Benjamin
Franklin Slaughter. A published writer since her teens,
Slaughter was also known for many other roles in early
North Dakota society. Primarily a school teacher,
Slaughter also was the postmaster of Bismarck, the
first Sunday School Founder, and an organizer for
both the Knights of Labor and the National Americans
Women’s Suffrage Association.
She was a founder of the State Historical Society
and the first superintendent of Burleigh County Schools.
“She always lived a public life, even though
she valued family and home,” explained Handy-Marchello.
“She was a woman who believed in the 19th century
concept of true womanhood. She was a good wife and
called herself a ‘good soldier,’ but was
constantly being propelled into the public sphere
because of her interest in it.” Slaughter successfully
ran for public office four times, but refused to campaign
because that was not lady-like. She attended the Populist
Party convention and cast a vote for that party’s
But as Slaughter’s political interests grew,
a troubled personal life took its toll. Her husband,
an Army surgeon at Fort Rice, became an alcoholic.
The two married three times and divorced twice.
“She is a very complex woman and very hard to
unravel,” continued Marchello, “Slaughter
destroys the stereotype of women in the 1870s. Her
activism and publications suggest she had a key role
in shaping the growth of Bismarck and the territory.
[She and her husband] saw Bismarck as a city to be
shaped, as a piece of clay, to be molded.”
Handy-Marchello wrote Women of the Northern Plains:
Gender and Settlement on the Homestead Frontier, 1870-1930,
which details the contributions farm women made to
the settlement of North Dakota. “Women were
not dragged kicking and screaming to North Dakota.
Quite the contrary, many took the initiative. [The
early] farms would not have survived with out their
economic contribution,” said Handy-Marchello.
After teaching for 15 years at UND, Handy-Marchello
will retire in May. Since 1998, she has been regional
coordinator for North Dakota’s National History
Day and served as a board president for five years.
She also volunteers for the North Dakota Game and
safety seminar is April 11
“Inflight Emergencies and Flying the Weather
– How to Plan and Conduct the Mission,”
will be presented by Paul Le Hardy Tuesday, April
11, at 7 p.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Le Hardy, research pilot in atmospheric sciences,
has more than 42 years of aviation experience. He
is a licensed aviation mechanic with inspection authorization,
a multiengine airline transport pilot and a single
engine land/sea and helicopter commercial pilot. He
is also a certificated flight instructor. His flying
experience includes 14 years as an airborne instrumentation
technician with the National Center for Atmospheric
Research, flight training instructor, aircraft ferrying,
flying cargo, and airshow performer on Military Warbirds.
He has flow Part 121 operations and most recently
as an atmospheric/weather research pilot.
– UND Aerospace
will give talk on View-Master images
Patrick Luber (art), a 2005-06 North Dakota Humanities
Council Larry Remele Fellowship recipient, will present
“America in 3-D: Landscape as National Identity
and Tourist Attraction in View-Master Stereographic
Images,” Wednesday, April 12, at 7 p.m. at the
Joseph Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center.
All are invited.
– Art department
benefits children’s programs at Museum of Art
The North Dakota Museum of Art will hold a costume
jewelry sale and raffle as a fundraiser for the Museum
children’s art camps and children’s year-round
programs. This event, Antique to Chic, will be held
the Sunday before Mother’s Day, May 7, from
3 to 5 p.m. All proceeds will benefit the children.
We are seeking donated costume jewelry which can range
from very inexpensive to fine old pieces that you
no longer want. Local jewelers have offered to appraise,
clean and perform minor repairs if needed. Pieces
can be delivered to the Museum or we can arrange to
pick them up.
To kick off this first-time event, Classic Jewelers
has donated a ¼ karat, 14 gold diamond pendant,
valued at $500, as one of the main raffle items.
If you would like to be involved in helping by selling
dollar raffle tickets in advance, or collecting jewelry,
or setting up the event, please contact the North
Dakota Museum of Art at 777-4195.
And of course, we would like to invite you and your
family and friends to attend. There is no admission
and refreshments will be served.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
WAC workshop offered in May
“Our students just don’t write well.
When they come into my class, they can’t even
[fill in the blank], and it’s a major concern.”
Some version of this comment was made to members of
the gen ed task force in interviews with faculty from
several departments across campus. Student writing
remains a major concern, and it isn’t –
and won’t be – completely addressed through
the requirement that students take Comp. Attention
to writing across the curriculum remains an absolutely
essential component of the effort to help students
acquire the skills and experiences they need to be
If writing is an important element within your courses,
this would be a great year for you to consider participating
in the extended WAC workshop. The workshop, for which
participants will receive stipends of $600 (minus
standard payroll deductions), is offered across six
mornings during two weeks in May (8:30 a.m. to noon
on May 15, 17, 18 and May 23, 24, 25). Participation
provides an opportunity for faculty at all levels
of experience and from all disciplines to consider
and reconsider the writing that students do (or could
be doing) in their courses. Each participant will
focus on a specific course project during the workshop.
Possible projects include revising or developing courses
that address concerns like the following:
- Your class size is increasing, and you don’t
want to drop the writing but you do want to reduce
the grading load;
- You’ve always assigned a major paper at
the end of the semester, but the papers are worse
every year and this year you were suspicious that
a good many of them were cut-and-paste jobs from
- You spend a lot of time reading and commenting
on student papers, but it doesn’t seem like
students learn at all from your efforts to provide
- You’ve never done much with writing in
your courses, but you’re teaching a new course
next year that seems like a place where writing
should be included;
- Your course is OK, but you’ve been teaching
it for awhile now and are ready for an opportunity
to rethink it, including changing (or adding) writing
If you are interested in workshop participation,
please contact me as soon as possible for more information.
— Joan Hawthorne, email@example.com,
777-6381, or 777-4684
Boundaries conference seeks proposals
Are you using technology in the classroom to move
beyond the boundaries? If so, UND and the conference
planning committee invite you to present at the fifth
annual Beyond Boundaries: Integrating Technology into
Teaching & Learning Conference, Sept. 28 and 29
at the Memorial Union.
The conference planning committee is accepting proposals
for 60-minute concurrent sessions as well as technology
tidbits, seven-minute oral poster sessions featuring
the latest technology being used in classrooms. We
encourage you to share your knowledge, research and
experience with other faculty, administrators and
students in the region by submitting a proposal.
For more information on how to submit a proposal,
please visit www.beyondboundaries.info.
You may also contact conference services at 777-2663
or toll free at 866-579-2663. All proposals must be
submitted online and are due Monday, April 10.
Please share this information with your colleagues.
We look forward to reviewing your proposals.
– Robyn von Ruden, Beyond Boundaries coordinator,
proposes 9 percent tuition increase
The University is proposing a 9 percent tuition
increase for undergraduate students for the
2006-07 academic year. This is within the range
predicted last year as part of the University
System’s multi-year planning process.
Proposals by the universities and colleges in
the North Dakota University System will be considered
later this spring by the State Board of Higher
Education. UND’s proposal also include
tuition increases of 12 percent for the School
of Law and 8 percent for the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences. Also proposed is a 5 percent
increase in the general student fee. No increases
are proposed for individual program fees, but
an average 6.25 percent increase in the various
room and board rates has been proposed.
The increases will help offset higher energy
expenses, projected to cost an additional $1.5
embarks on international study of air pollution
In Mexico City, a team of researchers from
NASA and other institutions have kicked off
the first phase of one of the most complex field
campaigns ever undertaken in atmospheric chemistry.
Researchers will use data from research satellites,
aircraft and ground-based instruments to investigate
the transformation of air pollution as it flows
downwind from Mexico City and learn more about
impacts of air pollution on human health and
Through May 15, NASA and its partners will carry
out the Intercontinental Chemical Transport
Experiment (INTEX-B). The experiment is the
second of a broader two-phase NASA project to
study the transport and evolution of gases and
tiny particles, called aerosols, across continents
and to assess their impact on regional air quality
During INTEX-B, researchers will pursue the
origins of pollution that ultimately finds its
way to North America and affects air in the
troposphere, the lower part of the atmosphere
where we live and breathe.
As part of INTEX-B, NASA will participate in
a field study through March 29 called Megacity
Impacts of Regional and Global Environments
(MIRAGE), led by the National Center for Atmospheric
Research (NCAR), Boulder, Colo. The results
are expected to be applicable to the world’s
megacities, those with 10 million or more inhabitants.
Other participants include the National Oceanic
and Atmospheric Administration, the U.S. Department
of Energy, several U.S. universities, including
UND, and more than a dozen Mexican partners.
Last year’s first phase of INTEX explored
the makeup and transport of air from the U.S.
to Europe. The second part of NASA’s INTEX-B
project will be completed in April when Asian
pollution transport to North America is at its
selects research building architects
The College of Nursing has selected the joint
team of EAPC Architects Engineers in Grand Forks
and LSY Architects and Laboratory Planners in
Washington, D.C., to provide architectural services
for the Northern Plains Center for Behavioral
“This building will be one of the first
in the nation built with NIH funding to serve
nursing scientists and interdisciplinary colleagues
in the behavioral sciences,” said Chandice
Covington, dean of the College of Nursing.
“The plan includes state-of-the-art behavioral
research space, offices for funded researchers
and our federally-funded RAIN (Recruitment and
Retention of American Indians in Nursing) and
INSYDE (Indians into Psychology) programs. We
are anticipating exciting new research initiatives
built on our strong history of research on vulnerable
populations in the State and region, including
the rural, the elderly, American Indians, and
migrant Hispanic farm workers and their families.”
The Behavioral Research Center will be used
by nursing and psychology faculty to explore
conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease,
alcoholism, diabetes, nutritional disorders
and other conditions by helping patients alter
their behaviors. “We’ll be at the
hub of studying preventive interventions that
will benefit people right here in the Upper
Great Plains,” said Glenda Lindseth, professor
of nursing and principal investigator. Thomas
Petros, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor
of Psychology, said, “The funding will
provide state-of-the-art facilities to support
behavioral research endeavors and enhance our
competitiveness in wining future research funding.”
The Center, funded by the National Institutes
of Health – National Center for Research
Resources (NCRR), will be built adjacent to
the existing nursing building.
can earn credits while becoming health advocates
Please help spread the word to students about
a new course, Health Advocacy I, offered in
fall 2006. Any student with a personal or professional
interest in health issues is encouraged to register.
The class is offered at a sophomore level; exceptions
will be made for freshman students with advisor
approval. Health Advocacy I is a two-credit
class providing educational training in communication
and listening skills, healthy lifestyle choices,
current science-based health information, prevention
strategies, and peer mentoring. The class promotes
peer advocacy for students within the university
setting. The class, currently in the curriculum
process and listed as Nursing 400 special topics,
soon to be Health Advocacy I-N271, was developed
through a partnership between the College of
Nursing and student health services. Students
need not be nursing or health science majors.
Health Advocacy II will be offered in spring
Two sections of the course will be offered.
- Tuesday, 9 to 10:50 a.m. Call # 10040
- Wednesday, 3 to 4:50 p.m. Call # 10041
For more information, please contact Mary Adkins
at nursing, 772-9970 or 779-5501, firstname.lastname@example.org.
encouraged to inform students about summer course
Faculty are encouraged to inform students about
IDS 495, Service and Citizenship. Students will
go outside the traditional classroom to engage
in a community service partnership that will
involve gathering life history interviews, community
survey collection, and location mapping of a
local Grand Forks neighborhood. The three-credit
course, which runs during the first summer school
session, is open to students with junior or
Please contact Marcia Mikulak, 777-4718, or
Leah Johnson, 777-2706, for more information.
– The Center for Community Engagement
One interns honored for PR efforts
The Season 36 Studio One marketing team was
recently recognized by the Minnesota Chapter
of the Public Relations Society of America for
outstanding public relations work.
The team won two categories of the Minnesota
PRSA Student Classics: first place in community
relations/special events for their marketing
plan and execution, and first place in new media/technology
for their e-mail newsletter. They were also
named as a finalist in news/feature writing
for their news releases.
The Studio One marketing team is made up of
eight students responsible for raising public
awareness about the program, recruiting interns
and attracting an audience for the weekly live
Out of 217 initial entries, a total of 49 Classics
Awards were presented to public relations agencies,
corporations, non-profit organizations and students
from Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota and
– Studio One
is still available for faculty
If you are still thinking about having an SGID
(Small Group Instructional Development), a midterm
student assessment process, conducted in your
class this semester, please make arrangements
as soon as possible. This assessment process
is useful for faculty who want to gain greater
insight into student perspectives on their own
learning as it takes place. Finding out what
students are thinking now can give you the opportunity
to make mid-course changes, where appropriate,
while there’s still time for those changes
to make a difference. If you are interested
in learning more about the SGID process, contact
Joan Hawthorne at 777-6381 or email@example.com.
To schedule an SGID, contact Jana Hollands at
777-3600 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Joan Hawthorne, provost’s office
needs textbook requests to save students money
Students in your class this term win . . .
if you are using the same book, we can buy them
from your students and pay them up to 50 percent
for their current text.
Students in your class next term win . . . because
we not only buy books from our current students,
but we can also get an early start on sourcing
books nationally to get the most used text inventory
Are you ready to give us your book request?
Go to www.und.bkstore.com, call Tina Monette
at 777-2106, or Bridget Patullo at 777-2748.
– UND Barnes & Noble Bookstore
should not complete credit request forms
If a vendor requests a vendor credit application
or credit references, departments should not
complete the forms or sign the application.
University departments are not authorized to
sign credit applications or provide credit reference/banking
information to the vendor.
Departments should forward these requests to
accounting services, Box 8356, along with vendor
name, vendor address, phone number, fax number,
and contact name.
Accounting services will provide the required
information to the vendors. If you have any
questions, please call 777-4855.
– Allison Peyton, accounting services
Letter will become twice-weekly online publication
On May 15, the weekly University Letter and
the daily (or more) campus-wide 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 of an article that interests you
to be taken to that story. You’ll also
have the option to print just one story or the
Information providers will submit their information
via an online form. This will increase consistency
and allow information to appear online in a
One lists features
Learn how to keep your home clear of rodents
on the next edition of Studio One on Channel
3 in Grand Forks. Exterminator Robert Derrick
has been removing mice from homes and businesses
for more than two decades.
Derrick says the easiest way to keep mice out
of a home is to seal gaps where mice could enter.
Hear more tips for taking care of rodent problems
on Studio One.
Also on the show this week, hear about recent
problems in the trucking industry. Regulations
on driving hours, higher insurance rates and
an increased age requirement are causing a shortage
of drivers. Find out how trucking companies
plan to deal with the issue on the next Studio
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North
Dakota Television Center. The program airs live
on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts
can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m.
daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public
Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6
a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers
in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis,
Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One
sought for Staff Senate cookbook
Staff Senate is collecting recipes for the
upcoming staff cookbook. You should have received
a flyer with the information, or you may print
the recipe collection sheet at www.und.nodak.edu/org/undss
and submit to Linda Skarsten, Box 7092. Feel
free to send as many recipes as you want by
– Linda Skarsten (Multicultural Student
Services), for Staff Senate
for summer program at University Children’s
Registration is now open for the University
Children’s Center summer program. We offer:
- Fun, educational care for children 2-5
during the summer months;
- An active summer program for school-aged
children (ages 6-12). Children of students,
faculty, staff, and Grand Forks community
members are all welcome.
- The school-aged program offers lots of
outdoor play, daily art activities, and an
emphasis on exploring the UND campus. In recent
years, children have taken trips to the North
Dakota Museum of Art, UND Aerospace, Memorial
Union, Sherlock Park, and local swimming pools.
- Full-time summer enrollment or short-term
enrollment in the program is available.
Please contact UCC at 777-3947 for information
and registration materials.
– University Children’s Center
Day is last Wednesday of the month
Denim Day is coming! March 29 is the last Wednesday
of the month and that means you can wear your
Denim Day button, pay your dollar, and enjoy
wearing your casual duds in the middle of the
week. All proceeds go to charity, as always.
Tired of watching other offices and buildings
have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set
you up with buttons and posters for your area.
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791,
for the Denim Day committee
Night seeks performers and artists
First Night Greater Grand Forks is seeking
applications for performers and artists for
its Dec. 31 annual event. Applications are available
online at www.firstnightggf.org
or by calling Sheryl Holter Vogel at (218) 230-4231.
They are due May 1.
All performers and artists will be considered.
Musicians, dancers, magicians, and singers are
welcome, as well as artists interested in displaying
or demonstrating their art or medium.
The 13th annual First Night Greater Grand Forks
is a family-oriented, alcohol-free New Year’s
Eve celebration that showcases visual and performing
arts and cultural activities for people of all
ages. For more information, contact Sheryl Holter
Vogel at (218) 230-4231 or visit www.firstnightggf.org.
- John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Atmospheric sciences has received approval
from the North Dakota State Board of Higher
Education to offer the Ph.D. in atmospheric
sciences, beginning with the fall 2006 semester.
... Leon Osborne (Regional Weather Information
and atmospheric sciences) attended the Transportation
Research Board’s 85th annual meeting
in Washington, D.C. He is a member of the
board’s task force on surface transportation
weather. . . . Three teams from computer science
participated in the 2005 Association for Computing
Machinery International Collegiate Programming
Contest. Of the 181 teams competing, one UND
team finished 46th while another finished
in 111th place. . . . The UND Flying Team
retained their championship title in the Region
V National Intercollegiate Flying Association’s
Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference at
Dubuque, Iowa. . . . Xiquan Dong (atmospheric
science), principal investigator, along with
two NASA senior scientists, were awarded $565,000
from NASA to conduct research in climate modeling,
satellite remote sensing, and surface remote
sensing. . . . Pat Haertel received notification
of a three-year grant from the National Science
Foundation to continue work on his ocean model.
. . . Dana Siewert, director of safety, was
selected as a co-recipient of the first John
K. Lauber Aviation Safety Award from the University
Aviation Association. . . . Kim Kenville (aviation)
had a paper accepted for presentation at the
University Aviation Association fall conference
in Champaign, Ill. . . . John Dencker (flight
operations) and Paul Drechsel (aviation) participated
in a panel discussion at the University Aviation
Association fall conference. . . . Eunjin
Kim (computer science) presented “Collapse
of Non-Commutative Fuzzy Interval Logics into
Point Fuzzy Logics Caused by Residuation Constraint”
at the 2005 World Scientific and Engineering
Academy and Society International Conference
in Malta. . . . Dana Siewert (flight operations)
attended the International Society of Air
Safety Investigators safety conference in
Ft. Worth, Texas.
- College of Arts and Sciences
Anne Kelsch (history) has been chosen as the
winner of the 2005 Editor’s Award for
her article, “Reconstructing the Historical
Landscape through Alexander Henry’s
Journal,” which appeared in North Dakota
History, the quarterly journal of the State
Historical Society. Ric Ferraro (psychology)
will serve a two-year term on the Board of
Editors for The Psychological Record.
- College of Business and Public Administration
Lynda Kenney (technology) was named Outstanding
Professor for Region II of the National Association
of Industrial Technology at the conference
in St. Louis, Mo. This is the third such award
for the department. . . . C. Ray Diez (technology)
received the Epsilon Pi Tau Distinguished
Service Award at the NAIT conference.
- School of Engineering and Mines
George Bibel (mechanical engineering) presented
an invited speech on the Bjork Shiley mechanical
heart valve to the History of Biomedical Research
Interest Group at the National Institute of
Health in Bethesda, Md.
- TRIO Programs
Karen Grabanski received the 2005 TRIO Achievers
Award at the annual fall conference of the
Association of Special Programs in Region
Eight in Salt Lake City, Utah. . . . At this
same conference, Joan Jorde received the Art
Quinn Award, reserved for TRIO professionals
who have risen to the top in their profession.
- ATHENA Award
Melanie Popejoy, vocal music director at Valley
Middle School, was selected as the second
recipient of the ATHENA award. The award recognizes
both women and men who demonstrate professional
excellence, community service, and actively
assist women in their attainment of leadership
and professional excellence. Other UND nominees
were Gerald Combs (Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center), Wendelin Hume (criminal
justice and director of women studies); First
Lady Adele Kupchella; Cheryl Saunders (University
Learning Center); and Mary Wakefield (Center
for Rural Health).