42, Number 30: April 1, 2005
responding with help to Red Lake Nation tragedy
UND had 15,200 degree-seeking students
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Lecturer Carolyn Forché featured at Writers Conference
Speaker will focus on 100 years of Norwegian
Sr. Rosemary Donely to speak at nursing
“Whirling Disease” is focus
of biology seminar
Law programs host Indian law conference
Lotus Center lists events
Graduate committee meets Monday
CPR, AED training offered to employees
UND chosen for Discovery Channel preview
Explore the American Indian Experience
April 5 and 7
Anthropology Club hosts film series
One Mic will be held Wednesday nights
Agenda announced for April 7 University
25th annual Frank Low Research Day set
for April 7
American Indian research forum will be
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
Book discussions held in conjunction
with Museum exhibit
EPSCoR sponsors proposal and grant seminar
Faculty-directed study abroad workshop
set for April 8
Profs will webcast April 8 solar eclipse
Reception will honor Pam Hurdelbrink,
36th Time Out Wacipi set for April 8-10
Graduate faculty meeting set for April
Transfer Getting Started program is April
U2 lists workshops
Music hosts Festival of Women in the
CSD hosts colloquium
Multicultural awareness workshops held
Civic engagement luncheon presentations
set for April 15
ND EPSCoR offers April 15 seminar
PPT holds Friday seminar series
“Tunnel of Oppression” will
“Medieval” reception will
honor Joyce Coleman
Beginner grantwriting workshop held at
Teleconference will focus on engaging
Gathering will remember Bernard O’Kelly
Doctoral examination set for Mari Lynn
Forks wins bid to host 2008 Men’s World Curling
Business, registrar’s offices, graduate
school open at 9 a.m.
Enrollment services moved to Carnegie Hall
Apply for BORDERS training by April 15
Textbook policies detailed
Barnes & Noble provides textbook information
Motor pool rates have been adjusted
All departments, units required to comply
with web standards
Television Center offers assistance with
new web standards
Student Employment Week is April 10-16
Nominations sought for staff awards
April is Month of the Young Child
Studio One lists features
Eyeglasses found at Museum
Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory
Women sought for menopause study
Volunteers sought for study on beans and
Children’s Center now offers toddler
Walk to wellness at the Ralph
Tobacco cessation benefits available
Wellness offers walking challenge
Campus walking trail maps available
Nutrition clinic available
responding with help to Red Lake Nation tragedy
A UND psychology professor and a team of UND
clinical graduate students, as well as one undergraduate
student, some of them from Indians into Psychology
Doctoral Students (INPSYDE), have provided services
to the Red Lake Reservation community since
Tuesday, March 22, the day after the tragic
With the approval of the Red Lake Tribal Council,
UND’s Doug McDonald was initially asked
to co-direct the crisis mental health response
team in conduction with Indian Health Service
(HIS) officials from Bemidji and local HIS mental
At the direction of the tribal council and health-service
leaders, the crisis mental health response team
established four help stations in the health
centers in the four Red Lake communities of
Ponemah, Little Rock, Red Lake, and Redby. They
worked with Red Cross volunteers and local care-givers
and handled whatever walked through the door
or were referred there by another source. Sometimes
it meant working with family members out in
the community as well.
“Our students did incredible work. We
were the only university-based team the tribe
allowed in and the reservation was initially
pretty much locked down to many outsiders. They
gave up their Easter vacations and subjected
themselves to some extremely challenging circumstances.
Their families and advisors should be extremely
proud of them,” McDonald said.
McDonald said there are many success stories,
but declined to comment further out of respect
for confidentiality of the Red Lake community
members as well as those still providing services.
“The tribal council and health coordinators,
as well as Bemidji area HIS leaders provided
unparalleled leadership during this difficult
time. The people of the Red Lake Nation are
nothing short of incredible in their spiritual
and emotional strength, hospitality, and fierce
love of their children. I also wanted to thank
the psychology department, our chair, Jeff Weatherly,
and President Charles Kupchella for their support
President Kupchella issued the following
statement on the tragedy: “All
of us at the University of North Dakota join
the entire nation in expressing our grief and
shock over the tragic events that cost 10 lives
on the Red Lake Reservation. We grieve for certainly
the families of those killed and injured, and
we grieve with all members of the Red Lake Nation.
The shootings have irrevocably touched lives
at Red Lake High School, the reservation community,
and beyond, including here at the University
of North Dakota. Our thoughts and prayers are
with the victims and their families.”
had 15,200 degree-seeking students in 2003-2004
A North Dakota University system report titled
“Annual Degree Credit Headcount By All
Delivery Methods” shows that UND had nearly
2,200 more students seeking degrees than its
official enrollment of 13,036 students in academic
UND had an unduplicated tally of 15,192 students,
including all distance education students, the
North Dakota State University in Fargo scored
an increase, too, with an unduplicated headcount
of 12,843 students, about 1,220 more than its
recorded official fall enrollment that year.
Official enrollments, taken after the third
week of fall classes, are a snapshot of students
enrolled at a certain point in time. The system’s
recent report is a reflection of all students
who were enrolled in a degree program in the
Students taking classes at a distance through
correspondence courses and e-learning, and who
aren’t necessarily tied to the traditional
on-campus class schedules, make up the bulk
of the disparity between the official and annual
Lecturer Carolyn Forché featured at Writers
Poet Carolyn Forché will be the Presidential
Lecturer at the 36th Annual UND Writers Conference
through Saturday, April 2.
The conference theme this year is “Hope/Illusion.”
All events are free and open to the public.
In addition to participating in noon panels,
Forche will deliver the Presidential Lecture
Wednesday, March 30, at 8 p.m.
in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
This year the conference is dedicated to the
memory of Bernard O’Kelly, dean emeritus
of the College of Arts and Sciences and longtime
conference sponsor. The current Dean of Arts
and Sciences, Bruce Dearden, along with the
O’Kelly family, encourage donations to
the conference in Dean O’Kelly’s
Carolyn Forché’s first poetry collection,
Gathering The Tribes (Yale University Press,
1976), won the Yale Series of Younger Poets
Award from the Yale University Press. In 1977,
she traveled to Spain to translate the work
of Salvadoran-exiled poet Claribel Alegría,
and upon her return received a John Simon Guggenheim
Foundation Fellowship, which enabled her to
travel to El Salvador where she worked as a
human rights advocate.
Her second book, The Country Between Us (Harper
and Row, 1982), received the Poetry Society
of America’s Alice Fay di Castagnola Award,
and was also the Lamont Selection of the Academy
of American Poets. Her translation of Alegria’s
work, Flowers From The Volcano, was published
by the University Pittsburgh Press in 1983,
and that same year, Writers and Readers Cooperative
(New York and London) published El Salvador:
Work of Thirty Photographers, for which she
wrote the text. In 1991, The Ecco Press published
her translations of The Selected Poetry of Robert
Desnos (with William Kulik). Her articles and
reviews have appeared in The New York Times,
The Washington Post, The Nation, Esquire, Mother
Jones, and others. Forché has held three
fellowships from The National Endowment for
the Arts, and in 1992 received a Lannan Foundation
Her anthology, Against Forgetting: Twentieth
Century Poetry of Witness, was published by
W.W. Norton & Co. in 1993, and in 1994,
her third book of poetry, The Angel of History
(HarperCollins, Publishers), was chosen for
The Los Angeles Times Book Award. In 1998 in
Stockholm, she was given the Edita and Ira Morris
Hiroshima Foundation for Peace and Culture Award
in recognition of her work on behalf of human
rights and the preservation of memory and culture.
In April 2000, Curbstone Press published a new
book of her translations of Claribel Alegría,
Sorrow. She recently completed her fourth book
of poems, Blue Hour, which will be published
by HarperCollins, and co-translated Selected
Poetry of Mahmoud Darwish, published by the
University of California Press. A chapbook selection
of that work was published by The Lannan Foundation
Forché teaches in the master of fine
arts program in poetry at George Mason University
in Virginia, and lives in Maryland with her
husband Harry Mattison and their son, Sean-Christophe.
www.undwritersconference.org for a complete
will focus on 100 years of Norwegian independence
“A Voice of Our Own,”
Norway’s centennial anniversary, will
be celebrated both at home and abroad. In 1905,
after the dissolution of the union with Sweden,
Norway won its own voice in the international
A local first step in this celebration will
happen Thursday, March 31.
Steinar Opstad and Martin Engeset, member of
the Norwegian Parliament, will present “Norway
1905-2005: 100 Years of Independence and the
Transformation of Norway” at the School
of Communication, 334 O’Kelly Hall, at
The community is welcomed and encouraged to
attend this presentation about the Centennial
transformation. Opstad and Martin will spend
a week touring and presenting within classrooms
at UND as well as connecting with the Nordic
Opstad is an international leader in communication
and business. He is co-founder and chair of
Worldview International Foundation, founder
and first president of the American College
of Norway (1991), and founder and first president
of the New Development Foundation.
Dr. Opstad retired in May 2002 as vice president
of the Confederation of Norwegian Business and
Industry, a membership organization of 20,000
companies in Norway, a position he held from
1989 to 2002. His doctorate is in mass communication
from Columbia University. He has been a lecturer
at UND several times since 1991, most recently
in 2002 when he gave a communication graduates
studies colloquium on “Interactive Communication
for Peace and Democracy.”
Martin Engeset has been a Member of Parliament
— Shelle Michaels, communication
Rosemary Donely to speak at nursing spring convocation
The College of Nursing will hold its spring
convocation and sophomore recognition Friday,
April 1. The event will be held from 9 a.m.
to noon at the Grand Forks Holiday Inn. It is
open to the public.
Presenting the keynote address will be Sr. Rosemary
Donley, an ordinary professor of nursing, director
of two federally-funded community/public health
nursing graduate programs at The Catholic University
of America in Washington, D.C., and first councilor
of the Sisters of Charity of Seton Hall. She
is a nationally recognized speaker, has over
95 publications and has presented papers through
the United States and across the globe. Sr.
Rosemary’s specialty topic is “Nursing
Leadership in the Ever-Evolving Health Care
Following the keynote address will be a panel
presentation on “Developing Nursing Leadership
in North Dakota.” Panel presenters include
Terry Watne, Altru Health System; Bruce L. Davidson,
president and CEO of Prairieland Home Care;
and Constance Kalanek, executive director, North
Dakota Board of Nursing.
This continuing nursing education activity was
approved by CNE-Net, the education division
of the North Dakota Nurses Association, an accredited
approver by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
Disease” is focus of biology seminar
Billie Kerans will present a
biology seminar titled “Ecology of Whirling
Disease in the Intermountain West,” Friday,
April 1, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall.
Dr. Kerans earned her Ph.D. in 1989 from Ohio
State University, and is an associate professor
of ecology at Montana State University in Bozeman.
The host is Rick Sweitzer, biology.
– Biology department
programs host Indian law conference April 1-2
The North Dakota Law Review
along with the Northern Plains Indian Law Center,
both at the School of Law, will host an Indian
law conference Friday and Saturday, April 1
and 2, in Clifford Hall Auditorium. An informal
reception will be held at the North Dakota Museum
of Art the first day of the conference.
Many prominent Indian law scholars will present
papers on a variety of topics significant to
the development of Indian law. The first day’s
activities will focus on economic development
in Indian Country and will include a keynote
address from noted Indian law scholar Frank
Several panel discussions and paper presentations
will be held on the second day of the conference,
including discussions of tribal environmental
law, tribal law and tribal culture, and the
Indian Child Welfare Act.
Participants can earn 13.25 continuing legal
education credits for attending the conference.
Conference fees are $180 for CLE credit, $40
without CLE credit, and free for students.
The conference schedule follows:
Friday, April 1: North Dakota Law
Review Tribal Economic Development Symposium.
- 8 a.m., Opening smudge/continental
breakfast; welcome, Dean Paul LeBel, School
of Law; introduction of conference “reporter”
Tiffany Renner, Law Review; introductory
comments from “reporter” Stacy
Leeds, University of Kansas School of Law.
- 8 a.m., Paper presentations,
“Economic Development on Tribal Lands.”
Distinguished commentators: Henry Buffalo,
Jacobson, Buffalo, Schoessler & Magnuson,
Ltd.; Kirsten Matoy Carlson, University
of Minnesota Law School; P.S. Deloria, American
Indian Law Center, Inc.; Donald E. (“Del”)
Laverdure, Michigan State University College
of Law; Stacy Leeds, University of Kansas
School of Law; Robert Miller, Lewis &
Clark Law School; Brad Myers, School of
Law; G. William Rice, University of Tulsa
College of Law; Steven F. Olson, BlueDog,
Olson and Small, PLLP.
- 8:30 a.m., “Spreading
the Wealth: Indian Gaming and Tribal-State
Revenue Sharing Agreements,” Kathryn
R.L. Rand, School of Law; Steven A. Light,
College of Business and Public Administration;
Alan P. Meister, Analysis Group, Inc.
- 10 a.m., Mid-morning
- 11 a.m., “Labor
Relations and Tribal Self-Governance Paper
Presentation,” Wenona T. Singel, School
- 12:30 p.m., Lunch.
- 1:30 p.m., Introduction
of distinguished lecturer, Frank Pommersheim,
University of South Dakota School of Law,
“Constitutional Shadows: The Missing
Narrative in Indian Law.”
- 2:30 p.m., “In
Pursuit of Tribal Economic Development as
a Substitute for Reservation Tax Revenue,”
paper presentation, Matthew L.M. Fletcher,
School of Law.
- 4 p.m., “Economic
Development in Indian Country: Opportunities
and Challenges,” paper presentation,
Tom Disselhorst, Attorney at Law, Bismarck.
- 5:30 p.m., Concluding
remarks, “Reporter” Stacy Leeds,
University of Kansas School of Law.
- 6 to 8 p.m., Reception,
North Dakota Museum of Art.
Saturday, April 2, Northern Plains
Indian Law Center Symposium
- 7:30 a.m., Opening smudge/continental
- 8 a.m., Introductory
comments from Matthew Fletcher, School of
- 8:15 a.m., “Tribal
Environmental Law,” Jim Grijalva,
School of Law; Judith Royster, University
of Tulsa College of Law.
- 9:30 a.m., “Issues
in Tribal Control of Bison Ranges,”
Sebastian Braun, University of North Dakota,
Brian Upton, staff attorney, Confederated
Tribes of the Salish and Kootenai Reservation.
- 11 a.m., “Lewis
& Clark and the Doctrine of Discovery,”
introduction, Gregory Gagnon, Indian studies.
Presenter: Robert Miller, Lewis & Clark
- Noon lunch.
- 1 p.m., “Tribal
Law and Tribal Culture.” Moderator:
Michael Petoskey, chief judge, Pokagon Band
of Potawatomi Indians Tribal Court and Little
Traverse Bay Bands of Odawa Indians Tribal
Court; appellate judge, Saginaw Chippewa
Tribal Court of Appeals and Little River
Band of Ottawa Indians Tribal Court of Appeals.
Paper presentations: Kristen Carpenter,
University of Denver College of Law (“The
Losses of Allotment Trhough a Law and Literature
Lens”); Sarah Deer, Tribal Law and
Policy Institute (“Domestic Violence
and the Tribal Judiciary: A Victim-Centered
Analysis”); Donald E. (“Del”)
Laverdure, Michigan State University College
of Law (“Preliminary Proposals for
Tribal Government Land Trusts”).
- 2:30 p.m., “Indian
Child Welfare Act.” Moderator: Assistant
Dean Jeanne McLean, School of Law. Paper
presentations: Mary Jo Brooks Hunter, Hamline
University School of Law (“Active
Efforts, or Reasonable Efforts Merely Disguised
as Active Efforts”); B.J. Jones, University
of North Dakota School of Law (“Perspectives
on Permanency-Adoption and Safe Families
Act and the Indian Child Welfare Act”);
Jill Tompkins, University of Colorado School
of Law (“Finding ICWA in Unexpected
- 4 p.m., Ethics panel,
“Comparative Representation of Indian
Tribes.” Moderator: Tahira Hashmi,
assistant director, Northern Plains Indian
Law Center. Panel: Elizabeth Kronk, Latham
& Watkins, LLP; Michelle Rivard, Spirit
Lake Tribe and Tribal Judicial Institute,
Northern Plains Indian Law Center.
- 5 p.m., Concluding remarks,
“Reporter” Stacy Leeds, University
of Kansas School of Law.
— School of Law
Center lists events
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University
Ave., will host the following events:
- Dharma talk on human potential with Patrick
Anderson, Sunday, April 3,
3 to 4 p.m. Free of charge and open to all.
- Insight meditation retreat, Friday
through Sunday, April 8-10,
with teacher Matthew Flickstein. Contact Lora
at 787-8839 for registration information.
- Presentation on insight meditation by Matthew
Flickstein, Friday, April 8,
7 p.m. Free of charge and open to all.
— Lotus Meditation Center
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday,
April 4, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley
The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from March
2. Request for new course: Electrical
Engineering 522, Renewable Energy Systems .
3. Request for change in program
requirements for the Ph.D. in nursing including:
a. Change in Nursing 578 from
Doctoral Seminar to Research Grantsmanship. Change
from 1 credit course to 3, and change the course
description and course objectives.
b. Change in Nursing 579 from
Seminar in Nursing to Dissertation Seminar. This
was a 1 credit course, repeated up to 2 credits
and they are requesting it be 1 credit, repeatable
up to 4 credits. The course description has changed
c. Change in residency requirements
and admission start date.
4. Request by mechanical engineering
to offer an undergraduate course, Mechanical Engineering
477, Compressible Fluid Flow for graduate credit.
5. Change in program requirements
for Clinical Laboratory Science Management Certificate
a. Change CLS 514, Computer
Application in Clinical Laboratory Science from
1 credit to 2.
b. Remove POLS 551, Health Administration
and Organization as a requirement and instead
require CLS 517, Health Administration for the
Clinical Laboratory Professional.
c. Request for new course CLS
517, Health Administration for the Clinical Laboratory
6. Change in program requirements
for the Master of Science in Clinical Laboratory
a. Remove MGMT 305, Managerial
Concepts as an alternative required course. Instead
require CLS 505, Financial Management.
b. Request for new course: CLS
509, Laboratory Education Methodologies.
c. Request for new course: CLS
518, Molecular Diagnostics.
d. Request for new course: CLS
519, Molecular Diagnostics Laboratory.
e. Deletion of CLS 514, Computer
Applications in CLS.
f. Request for new course: CLS
520, Medical Microbiology Laboratory.
g. Change in pre-requisite requirements
for CLS 516, Special Topics.
7. Consent agenda items:
a. Civil Engineering 501, Mechanics
of Materials II, change program description.
b. Civil Engineering 502, Structural
Stability, change program description.
c. Civil Engineering 503, Structural
Dynamics, change program description.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
AED training offered to employees
The Environmental Training Institute will offer CPR/AED
classes for UND employees Monday, April 4,
at 8:30 a.m., Thursday, April 7,
at 1:15 p.m., Monday, April 11, at
8:30 a.m., and Thursday, April 14,
at 1:15 p.m. in the Hyslop Sports Center, third floor.
There is a $20 registration fee for the three-hour
class. To register, call 777-0384 or go to www.eti.und.edu
and click on “health care.” There is a
maximum number of 14 for each class.
– Norma Haley, Environmental Training Institute
chosen for Discovery Channel preview
The Discovery Channel has selected
UND as one of 20 campuses for an exclusive preview
screening of Discovery’s new film event, Supervolcano.
The geology and geological engineering department
will show the preview in the Leonard Hall Lecture
Bowl, 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 5. All
are welcome to attend. The lecture bowl has 202 seats.
A supervolcano 53 x 28 miles across lies under Yellowstone
National Park. Through the film, the Discovery Channel
tells the story of what would happen when this massive
underground volcano erupts. Produced in conjunction
with government agencies and based on the latest predictions
of leading scientists, the Discovery Channel dramatically
explains the science behind the supervolcanic eruption
and projects viewers into the aftermath of this cataclysmic
– Will Gosnold, professor and chair, geology
and geological engineering
the American Indian Experience April 5 and 7
You’re invited to “Exploring
the American Indian Experience,” a series of
activities designed to build community awareness and
understanding of American Indians. Through a series
of community forums, book discussions and a powwow
demonstration, you will learn about the many aspects
of contemporary Indian issues and cultures. You are
encouraged to openly ask questions. All events are
free and open to the public.
The final events are:
Tuesday, April 5, 7 to 9 p.m.,
forum “From Dream to Nightmare-American Indian
Boarding Schools 1880-1920,” Grand Forks Herald
Community Room. Wilbert Ahern will lead the discussion
on how U.S. policy makers advocated educating Indian
children so they would fit within U.S. society.
Discover how American Indians struggled to retain
their identity in schools designed to assimilate
Thursday, April 7, 7 to 9 p.m.,
“A Celebration of Life: Understanding the
Powwow Experience,” Chester Fritz Auditorium.
American Indian dancers and singers from the surrounding
area will share their culture through dance and
song. Russ McDonald will assist by providing insight
in these annual community celebrations of life by
explaining the interaction between the master of
ceremonies, arena director, veterans, dancers, singers,
honorings and the community.
For more information and updates about the American
Indian Experience series, visit the web site at www.conted.und.edu/aie
or contact the Division of Continuing Education at
777.2663 or 866.579.2663.
– Continuing education
Club hosts film series
The Anthropology Club will host a film series at 7
p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. All films
are free to the public and the University community.
Films and dates for the club’s Global Visions
Film Series follow: Tuesday, April 5,
What the Bleep Do We Know?; Tuesday, April
19, Carandiru; Tuesday, May 3,
The Story of the Weeping Camel.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
Mic will be held Wednesday nights
One Mic, an open mic night sponsored by multicultural
student services and the Native Media Center, is an
opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to share
their music, poetry, trivia, clean jokes and other
performances. One Mic is held at the Loading Dock
on Wednesday nights, April 6 and 13.
– Multicultural student services
announced for April 7 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday,
April 7, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting
and business arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the Senate
conflict of interest/scientific misconduct committee,
Mark Askelson, chair.
5. Annual report of the Senate
ROTC committee, Eric Murphy, chair.
6. Senate committee elections.
7. Report from the University curriculum
committee, Charles Moretti, chair.
8. Report from the ad hoc harassment
policy and procedure revision committee.
9. ACT writing component for freshmen
admission, academic policies and admissions committee.
10. Review of institution decisions
on faculty grievances, standing committee on faculty
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
annual Frank Low Research Day set for April
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences
is pleased to announce that the 25th annual
Frank Low Research Day will be held Thursday,
April 7. This annual event serves as
a forum for faculty and students to learn about
recent research and activities in the basic
and allied health sciences. The keynote speaker
is Ronald Pfeiffer, professor and vice chair
of neurology at the University of Tennessee
Health Science Center. He will present a seminar
at 11 a.m. in Cliff Haugen Lecture Hall titled
“Parkinson’s Disease and Nonmotor
Dysfunction.” Gene Homandberg (biochemistry
and molecular biology) and Abe Sahmoun (research
epidemiologist, internal medicine), will present
research seminars in the morning. In the afternoon,
over 80 posters from basic and allied health
sciences faculty, staff and students will be
on display in the Vennes Atrium and East Entrance
of the medical school.
For more information contact me.
– Holly Brown-Borg (pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics), chair, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences research committee, email@example.com
Indian research forum will be April 7
The third annual American Indian Research Forum
will be held Thursday, April 7,
from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union.
The theme of the daylong seminar is “Enhancing
the Health of Northern Plains Indians,”
and will feature local and regional leaders
and researchers active in this area of work.
The research forum provides an opportunity for
researchers and others involved in Native American
health to network and forge new collaborations
and partnerships. Participants will discuss
research priorities, identify culturally appropriate
community-based methods, and share research
This year’s event will include poster
presentations by students and other researchers.
Posters will have a 4’x 6’ area
for display. Titles and brief (100-word) abstracts
should be submitted to Leander McDonald, Center
for Rural Health, Box 9037, Grand Forks, ND
58202 by March 25. For additional information
or inquiries about the poster presentations,
please call McDonald at 777-3720.
This event, which is free and open to the public,
is sponsored by the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human
Nutrition Research Center and co-sponsored by
the School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center
for Rural Health. For additional information
about the research forum, please contact me.
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center, 795-8300
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908
University Ave., hosts international nights
on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The April 7
program will feature India. Please join us.
– International programs, 777-6438
discussions held in conjunction with Museum
The North Dakota Museum of Art
is organizing a series of discussions based
upon a reading list developed in conjunction
with The Disappeared exhibition. People may
join any or all of the bi-weekly discussions.
Local book groups are invited to join. Extended
reading list and books are available at the
The discussions will be held Thursday evenings
at 7 p.m. in the Museum galleries.
April 7 - Imagining Argentina
by Lawrence Thornton. Discussion led by Debra
April 21 - Truck of Fools by Carlos
Liscano, translated by Elizabeth Hampsten.
Dscussion led by Elizabeth Hampsten (English
May 5 - Heading South, Looking North:
A Bilingual Journey by Ariel Dorfmann. Discussion
led by Jeanne Anderegg (honors).
May 19 - A Miracle, A Universe by
Lawrence Weschler. Discussion leader to be
June 2 - Prisoner without a Name,
Cell without a Number by Jacobo Timerman.
Discussion leader to be announced.
Museum ours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. For information
– North Dakota Museum of Art
sponsors proposal and grant seminar
ND EPSCoR will sponsor an NSF
CAREER proposal and grant seminar Friday, April
8, from 2 to 5 p.m. at 1350 Reed Keller Auditorium,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
The faculty early career development (CAREER)
program offers the National Science Foundation’s
most prestigious awards for outstanding junior
faculty early in their independent professional
careers. For this reason, NSF EPSCoR makes the
CAREER program its top priority for co-funding.
With proposals due in July, now is the time
for junior faculty to begin strategizing and
crafting their proposal outlines.
A panel of current and previous award winners
at UND will discuss their experiences with writing
their CAREER grant proposals, managing their
laboratories, and participating in the NSF proposal
review process. Awardees from biology, chemical
engineering, electrical engineering, microbiology
and immunology, and pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics will serve on the panel. There
will be time for questions and one-on-one meetings
with the attendees. Recently hired faculty and
their department chairs are especially encouraged
Questions or suggestions for the seminar may
be forwarded to Richard Schultz at 777-2492
Please RSVP to ND EPSCoR at 777-2492.
– Richard Schultz, director, ND EPSCoR,
study abroad workshop set for April 8
Have you considered leading a faculty-directed
study abroad program? To get started, please
join us Friday, April 8, from
11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the International Centre,
2908 University Ave. (lunch provided) for a
faculty-directed study abroad workshop.
- Logistics: when, where, who, what, and
- Advertising and recruiting.
- University regulations (insurance, registration,
- The role/support of the Office of International
Workshop presenters are Jen Aasvestad, education
abroad advisor; Beth Eslinger, education abroad
advisor; and Ray Lagasse, director of international
If interested, please respond by Wednesday,
April 6. Call 777-6438 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Ray Lagasse, director of international
will webcast April 8 solar eclipse
Timothy Young (physics) and Ronald Marsh (computer
science) will travel to Panama to webcast the
Friday, April 8, hybrid solar
eclipse. This will be the third webcast that
this team has produced and provided to the world
via the Internet. Their first webcast was the
June 8, 2004 transit of Venus from New Delhi,
India, a very successful webcast that received
extensive media coverage in South Asia. Their
second webcast was the Oct. 28, 2004 webcast
of the lunar eclipse from Grand Forks, resulting
in a live interview on the BBC World Service’s
radio program “World Today.”
The upcoming eclipse is featured on NASA Goddard
Space Flight Center’s eclipse home page,
and UND’s live webcast is currently the
only link available. The April 8 hybrid solar
eclipse is somewhat rare, making up only 5 percent
of all eclipses. It is called a hybrid eclipse
because the moon’s coverage of the sun
changes from 100 percent eclipsed (total) to
99 percent eclipsed (annular). The 2005 hybrid
eclipse will start in the South Pacific Ocean
as a total solar eclipse and transition to an
annular eclipse as it makes its way toward land.
Only on a narrow path through Costa Rica, Panama,
Columbia and Venezuela will the annular portion
of the eclipse will be fully visible. In Panama,
the UND solar eclipse team will be situated
directly in the path of the annular portion.
The southern states in the United States will
be able to see a portion of the solar eclipse,
but experience less than 50 percent coverage
of the sun. At the Panama location the UND eclipse
team will transmit the annular part of the solar
eclipse live with multicast technology. The
eclipse team will also have a chat room where
anyone can share the experience with viewers
from around the world. Schools, libraries and
the public are urged to tune in to this unique
event and experience it live. Please visit the
solar eclipse website at http://www.und.edu/solar-eclipse
and download the free viewer and chatroom software.
While in Panama, the UND solar eclipse team
will collaborate with scientists in Panama,
and coordinating re-broadcasting efforts with
observatory stations around the world.
– Ron Marsh, computer science
will honor Pam Hurdelbrink, Linda Romuld
A farewell reception will be
held for Pam Hurdelbrink and Linda Romuld Friday,
April 8, from 2 to 4 p.m., 404 Twamley
Pam Hurdelbrink began her career with the University
Energy & Environmental Research Center in
July 1990 as the accounting manager and director
of financial services. In December 1998 she
was named controller of the University. On July
1, 2002 she started with the ConnectND project
as the module lead for the general ledger and
commitment control and on April 1, she took
the role of PeopleSoft coordinator for UND,
along with duties on ConnectND.
Hurdelbrink has resigned from the University
to accept a position with the Higher Education
Computer Network under the direction of the
North Dakota University System.
Linda Romuld, upon completion of her bachelor’s
degree from the University in 1974, began as
a manager for dining services at the Memorial
Union and was completing tenure as associate
director of dining in 1988 when she became a
buyer for purchasing. From 1995 through 2005
she served as director of purchasing which included
work on the ConnectND PeopleSoft implementation
as module lead for accounts payable and purchasing
from July 2002 through February 2005. She contributed
to the academic setting as a clinical instructor
for dietetics and nutrition and earned a master’s
degree during her time at the University. She
represented the University and served on committees
and executive roles in peer organizations for
dining services (NACUFS) and purchasing (NAEB).
Romuld has resigned from the University to accept
the position as finance business analyst with
the Higher Education Computer Network for the
North Dakota University System.
Please join us as we wish them well in their
— Robert Gallager, vice president for
finance and operations
Time Out Wacipi set for April 8-10
The 36th annual Time Out Wacipi
will be held at Hyslop Sports Center Friday
through Sunday, April 8-10. Host drum
is High Noon Hobbema, Alberta; master of ceremonies
is Lawrence Baker, New Town, N.D.; and arena
director is Leander “Russ” McDonald,
Admission for the weekend is $8, $5 daily (children
under 6 and 55 + free). Cost for UND students
for the weekend is $3, daily, $2.
For more information, contact 777-6427 or email@example.com.
— UND Indian Association
faculty meeting set for April 22
All graduate faculty are invited to the spring
semester graduate faculty meeting at 3 p.m.
Monday, April 11, in the Lecture
Bowl of the Memorial Union. Awards will be given
to the 2005 distinguished dissertation and thesis
recipients. Light refreshments will be served.
– Joseph Benoit, graduate dean
Getting Started program is April 9
On Saturday, April 9, the
annual Transfer Getting Started Program will
take place in the Memorial Union. Transfer Getting
Started is a program to which new transfer students,
admitted for the summer and fall 2005 semesters,
are invited to come to campus for advisement
and registration. We rely heavily on campus
support to make this program a success! Requests
have been made to academic departments who will
provide academic advising and requests have
been made to other departments who will showcase
the University to transfer students that day.
To view the Transfer Getting Started daily schedule,
please go to http://sas.und.edu/transfer.
If you have additional questions or concerns,
please contact Sommer Bjerknes at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 777-4083.
– Sommer Bjerknes, academic advisor,
student academic services
Below are U2 workshops for April
5-12. Visit our web site for additional
workshops. 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
Defensive Driving: April
5, 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. This
workshop may also reduce your North Dakota
insurance premiums and could possibly remove
points from your driving record. Presenter:
Records Disposal Procedures: April 6,
1:30 to 3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
During this workshop you will learn more about
the process for destroying or transferring
records that have passed their retention time
limits. We’ll review the forms used,
discuss why it’s necessary to document,
and you will take part in a hands-on run-through
of the entire process. It’s fun to clean
out, it’s easier than you think, and
now’s the time to do it! Presenter:
Chris Austin, records manager.
Getting Started with the UND Web Templates
using DreamWeaver: April 7, 8:30
to 10 a.m., 361 Upson II. All University departments
are required to use the UND template for their
web sites. This 1.5 hour session will cover
downloading, customizing the UND web template
plus creating web pages based on the template.
Attendees should be familiar with DreamWeaver.
Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Duplicating Procedures: April 12,
9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. Learn about services offered at duplicating
services. The process of on-line job submission
and how to create PDFs. Presenters: Shawn
Leake and Sherry Metzger.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant
hosts Festival of Women in the Arts
The Department of Music presents
the Third Festival of Women in the Arts, a five-day
festival celebrating the contribution of women
to the musical arts. The festival takes place
Tuesday through Friday and Sunday, April
12-15 and 17. Artistic co-directors
are Therese Costes and Elizabeth Rheude. Over
the course of the festival you will hear masterworks
of the 19th, 20th and 21st centuries and new
pieces especially written for this event. These
are exciting times for the arts!
The events follow:
- Vox Novus, featuring
the UND Concert Choir, Anthony Reeves conducting,
and the University Women’s Choir,
conducted by Allison Brooks. Performing
works by women composers, including the
world premiere of Canadian composer Diana
McIntosh’s “In the Beginning,”
“Mountains” (commissioned through
the Manitoba Arts Council), for choir, soprano
soloist Anne Christopherson and clarinetist
Elizabeth Rheude, and a new work by UND
composer Michael Wittgraf. Tuesday, April
12, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes
Fine Arts Center, 7:30 p.m.
- Women in Music Forum,
sponsored by the students of Sigma Alpha
Iota, a women’s honorary music fraternity,
featuring Grand Forks-area professionals
in music education, music therapy, performance
and arts management. The panel discussion
will be preceded by a musicale presented
by the women of SAI. Wednesday, April 13,
Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
- Zeitgeist and Friends,
mixed chamber music featuring the Minneapolis
new music chamber ensemble Zeitgeist and
Elizabeth Rheude, clarinet, with works by
Larsen, Jackanich, Smith and Rindfleisch,
and a world premiere by Michael Wittgraf.
Thursday, April 14, Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall, 2 p.m.
- Shape Shifting, the
Zeitgeist Ensemble performing the North
Dakota premiere of “Shape Shifting:
Shades of Transformation,” a multi-media
work by composer Scott Miller, videographer
Ron Gregg, poet Philippe Costaglioli, and
KYMA, an interactive hardware/software system
that manipulates live sound. Friday, April
15, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, 7:30
- Kaleidoscope, a mixed
chamber concert featuring UND music faculty,
students and guest artists from the region,
including Laura Loewen, piano; Eugenia Slezak,
cello; Patrick Estvold, percussion; and
UND music faculty Jeff Anvinson, Shari Boschee,
Anne Christopherson, Therese Costes, James
Popejoy, and Elizabeth Rheude. Performing
works by Hillary Tan, Katherine Hoover,
Edith Hemenway and Lucas Foss. Sunday, April
17, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, 2 p.m.
For additional information please call Elizabeth
Rheude at 777-2823 or Therese Costes at 777-2828,
at the music department. Admission is $2 for
students (with ID), seniors, $5 for general
admission, and $10 for families.Wednesday evening’s
Women in Music Forum is free.
We would like to thank the following organizations
for their generosity: The Myra Foundation, The
Manitoba Arts Council, The North Valley Arts
Council, The North Dakota Council on the Arts,
Sigma Alpha Iota and UND Student Activities
Communication sciences and disorders
will host the CSD Colloquium at 9 a.m. Thursday,
April 14, in 16-18 Swanson Hall. We
invite University-wide participation.
The guest speaker is Hanna Ulatowska, professor
of communication sciences, University of Texas,
Dallas. Dr. Ulatowska obtained her Ph.D. from
Edinburgh University in 1961. Her research interests
include neurolinguistics, specifically, investigations
of discourse in aphasia, dementia and advanced
aging, and effects of different language types
on the disruption of language in aphasia. She
is also interested in examining the processing
of metaphorical language in the form of proverbs
in a variety of neurogenic and culturally diverse
populations and studying the representation
of camp experiences in narratives told by elderly
concentration camp survivors in Poland.
She will present “Discourse Studies in
The CSD Colloquia series is supported this year
by a grant from the Office of Instructional
– Manish Rami, communication sciences
awareness workshops held April 14-16
The multicultural awareness
committee invites all faculty, staff, and students
to attend multicultural awareness workshops
Thursday through Saturday, April 14-16. All
events are free of charge and lunch will be
provided at noon each day. Many of the workshops
could be incorporated into areas of study or
interest. Each presentation is focused on issues
of diversity or multiculturalism and how these
key subjects manifest themselves in society
and ourselves. Presenters are: Jane Elliott,
designer of the blue eyes/brown eyes exercise;
Shakti Butler, founder of World Trust’s
Heart to Heart Conversations program; Harry
Brod, leader in the pro-feminist men’s
movement; Lee Mun Wah, founder of Stir Fry Seminars;
and attorney Camilla Taylor of Lambda Legal.
The workshops will start Thursday, April
14, from 9 a.m. to noon in the River
Valley Room with Lee Mun Wah’s presentation
on his latest film, Last Chance for Eden. The
film discusses the issues of racism and sexism
in the workplace, in the family, and in the
Lee Mun Wah is a Chinese American community
therapist, documentary filmmaker, educator,
performing poet, Asian folkteller and author.
He taught special education in the San Francisco
Unified School District as a resource specialist.
As a teacher he authored Satori Programs, a
comprehensive phonics, reading and math program
for at risk students with learning disabilities.
Thursday afternoon from 1 to 3 p.m., Harry Brod
will present “Working From and Against
Privilege: or, What’s a Straight White
Male Doing in the Women’s, Anti-Racist,
and Lesbian/Gay Liberation Movements?”
Brod is a teacher, writer, and activist in the
academic study of masculinities where he is
recognized as one of the founding figures of
the field and the pro-feminist men’s movement
for which he has been a leading spokesperson.
He is currently a professor of philosophy and
humanities at the University of Northern Iowa.
On Friday, April 15, from 9 a.m. to noon at
the Chester Fritz Auditorium, will be Jane Elliott,
internationally recognized lecturer, diversity
trainer, and recipient of the National Mental
Health Association Award for Excellence in Education.
Her workshop is called “The Anatomy of
Prejudice,” and utilizes her film The
Eye of the Storm to introduce and discuss the
problems of racism, sexism, ageism, homophobia,
Elliott devised the controversial and startling
“Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise
which labels participants as inferior or superior
based solely upon the color of their eyes and
exposes them to the experience of being a minority.
Everyone who is exposed to Elliott’s work,
be it through a lecture, workshop, or video,
is dramatically affected by it. This presentation
is highly recommended for faculty, staff, and
Friday, from 1 to 3 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl
will be a discussion panel of UND students who
will focus on their experiences as minority
students on campus. The event will be moderated
by mediators from the conflict resolution center.
Friday night will feature salsa lessons and
dancing in the Loading Dock, Memorial Union,
from 7 to 10 p.m. Snacks and beverages will
be provided. Salsa instructors will be on hand,
to put on the dancing shoes and dance the night
On Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. in the Lecture
Bowl, attorney Camilla Taylor will provide a
general history of same sex marriages, as well
as discuss the progression of this issue through
the legal system. This follows the last election
where North Dakota residents were faced with
the issue of same sex marriages.
Taylor is an attorney for Lambda Legal in Chicago,
Ill., a national organization committed to achieving
full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians,
gay men, bisexuals, transgenders, and people
with HIV or AIDS, through impact litigation,
education, and public policy work.
The final event will be Saturday afternoon from
1 to 4 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union
with Shaki Butler. Her presentation, “Heart
to Heart Conversations” focuses on her
videos, The Way Home and Light in the Shadows
which serve as contexts for constructive conversations
on oppression through the lens of race. These
works move conversations beyond black and white
and speaks to the interconnectedness of racism,
classism, sexism, and homophobia.
Butler, an African-American woman of West Indian
and Russian-Jewish heritage, is a creative and
visionary bridge builder who has challenged
and inspired learning for 21 years. While executive
director of World Trust, a non-profit organization,
Dr. Butler initiated Heart-to-Heart Conversations,
a national program of public dialogue that speaks
to critical social issues of race, gender, class,
and sexual orientation.
The multicultural awareness committee hopes
to see you at these exciting events. Classes
are welcome. The events are free. Preregistration
is preferred and it enters you in a drawing
for door prizes. Preregister by e-mailing email@example.com.
For more information on the events please call
Please join us and help make these workshops
– Student government
engagement luncheon, presentations set for April
Guest speakers from the chemistry
department at the University of Montana and
the English department at Kent State University
will be part of a UND session, “Connecting
to Communities: Engaging Faculty and Students,”
Friday, April 15.
Garon Smith, professor of chemistry, and Violet
Dutcher, assistant professor of English, have
both integrated civic engagement and service
learning into their classes. Their appearance
at the luncheon presentation April 15 from noon
to 2 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial
Union, is sponsored by the UND Center for Community
Engagement and the Office of Instructional Development.
Smith published an essay about civic engagement
and the sciences as a result of his experience
with his introductory chemistry course. To view
his essay visit: www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_mONKR/is_3_90/ai_n7069324.
Dutcher’s students in her senior English
seminar course participated in a semester-long
project recording the memoirs of a resident
in a senior living community. To read about
her project visit: http://einside.kent.edu/?type=art&id=2896&.
Faculty interested in learning about how to
integrate civic engagement and service learning
into their courses are encouraged to attend
the session. To reserve a box lunch for this
event please contact Jana Holland at 777-4998
by Wednesday, April 13, 4 p.m.
– The Center for Community Engagement
and Office of Instructional Development
EPSCoR offers April 15 seminar
ND EPSCoR will sponsor a training
session for directors of the EPSCoR state research
initiatives and all other interested members
of the University research community. The presenters
will be directors of nationally-competitive,
large-scale NSF research centers who will provide
their management insights for “big science”
interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary projects.
The seminar sessions are targeted to current
and aspiring research center directors, as well
as all interested academic administrators, faculty,
postdoctoral research associates, and staff
The UND seminar will take place from 9 a.m.
to noon Friday, April 15, in
211 Skalicky Tech Incubator, with lunch served
from noon to 1 p.m. The schedule follows.
8:15 to 9 a.m., registration and continental
9 a.m. to noon, general session.
Noon to 1 p.m., lunch (RSVP required).
- “Overview of FY2006 Federal Research
Budget,” Joseph Danek, senior vice president,
The Implementation Group.
- “University Research Centers: Setting
the Stage,” James Hoehn, senior associate,
The Implementation Group; Randall Haley, director,
EPSCoR Centers Development Initiative.
- “Developing NSF Research Centers,”
Dan Edie, Clemson University, Dow Chemical
Professor of Chemical Engineering and former
director, Center for Advanced Engineering
Fibers and Films (an NSF Engineering Research
- “Developing NIH Research Centers,”
Samuel Stanley, Washington University School
of Medicine professor of medicine and molecular
microbiology and director, Midwest Regional
Center of Excellence in Biodefense and Emerging
Infectious Diseases Research (an NIH/NIAID
Regional Center of Excellence).
- “Helping EPSCoR Teams Develop Research
Centers,” Edwin Abbott, Montana State
University professor of chemistry and senior
associate, EPSCoR Centers Development Initiative.
Please RSVP by Wednesday, April 6, to RichardSchultz@mail.und.nodak.edu
– Richard Schultz, ND EPSCoR, UND
holds Friday seminar series
The pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics
department will hold a Friday afternoon seminar
series at 3 p.m. in Room 3933, Medical Science.
The schedule follows.
April 15, Mary L. Michaelis,
University of Kansas, “The Neuronal Cystoskeleton
as a Drug Target in Alzheimer’s Disease”;
April 22, Jim Mandell, University
of Virginia, “Roles for ERK and p38 MAP
Kinase Pathways in Neural Development and Neuroplasticity.”
— Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
of Oppression” will be presented
The “Tunnel of Oppression,”
a program devoted to the promotion of diversity
and addressing issues of oppression in our society,
will be presented in the basement of Johnstone
and Smith Halls Tuesday through Thursday,
April 18-21, from 7 to 10 p.m.
The “Tunnel of Oppression” is a
multi-sensory exhibition of some of the most
difficult and complex issues that we face today.
The experience will demonstrate the reality
of hate crimes and covert and open acts of oppression
as our community experiences them.
Participants will be guided through a “tunnel”
in which they will view approximately 19 rooms.
Each room will explore a particular form of
oppression and the way in which it occurs in
our world. Some of the topics included in the
tunnel are racism, sexism, homophobia, body
image, classism, heterosexism, and STDs. The
tour will be followed by a discussion facilitated
by professional staff from the counseling center.
Students and staff across campus are working
collaboratively to make the tunnel an experience
that impacts our community’s thinking
about oppression in our society. The goal is
to bring acts of oppression and hate out in
the open to explore the prejudices that motivate
Tours will start both nights at 7 p.m. and will
run at 10-minute intervals with the last tour
of the night beginning at 10 p.m. The entire
experience will be approximately 45 minutes
to an hour long.
Participation in the “Tunnel of Oppression”
is free and open to the campus and Greater Grand
Forks community. Due to limited space, an appointment
is highly recommended. However, walk-ins are
more than welcome.
For more information or reservations, interested
parties can e-mail UNDTunnelofOppression@yahoo.com.
If you are interested in volunteering opportunities,
please e-mail UNDTunnelVolunteers@yahoo.com.
It is sponsored by 10 percent society, dean
of students office, interfraternity council,
Panhellenic Council, University apartment programming
board, UND women’s center, in partnership
with residence services, counseling center,
and UND Peer Mediation.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Nachel Glynn,
reception will honor Joyce Coleman
Joyce Coleman, associate professor
of English, will give a lecture, “The
Flower, The Leaf, and Philippa of Lancaster”
at 4 p.m. Tuesday, April 19,
in 116 Merrifield Hall. A reception will follow
in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni House, featuring
refreshments and entertainment, medieval style.
Coleman received a Founders Day Individual Research
Award in 2002. She has accepted an endowed chair
in medieval studies at the University of Oklahoma
in Norman, beginning fall 2005.
– Kathy Dixon, English
grantwriting workshop held at Union
A beginner grantwriting workshop
will be held Wednesday, April 20,
from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the River Valley
Room, Memorial Union. The workshop will provide
information on effective planning, identifying
the best funding sources, developing and submitting
a grant proposal, and follow-up activities.
Attendees will network with peers, gain a competitive
edge in grant development, and learn grant proposal
writing techniques from Lynette Krenelka, a
veteran grant writer. She has extensive experience
in administration, teaching, consulting and
participating in the grantmanship process. The
cost for the workshop is $215, and the deadline
for registration is Friday, April 8. For more
information or to register, call 777-2663, or
— Continuing education
will focus on engaging new students
“First Encounters: Creating
Purposeful Strategies to Engage New Students,”
will be teleconferenced Thursday, April
21, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union.
This teleconference is offered through the National
Resource Center for the First-Year experience
and Students in Transition, University of South
Even before students are accepted for enrollment,
institutions communicate directly and indirectly
their values, culture, and rules of procedure.
This teleconference focuses on the formal and
informal vehicles of communication such as official
letters, summer reading programs, student blogs,
and convocations and other rituals that convey
information to entering students about academics
and student life, from those initial exchanges
through the first weeks following matriculation.
Join our panelists as they discuss the significance
of these first encounters, propose a range of
purposeful strategies that address specific
challenges and describe exemplary programs on
today’s college campuses.
Teleconference panelists are: Peter Magolda,
associate professor, educational leadership,
Miami University, Ohio; Gail Mellow, president,
La Guardia Community College, New York; Richard
Mullendore, professor, College Student Affairs
Administration, University of Georgia and former
president National Orientation Directors Association.
Please register by contacting the University
Within the University (U2) office by any of
the following ways: Phone: 777-2128 or Fax:
777-2140, E-mail: U2@mail.und.nodak.edu
or online: www.conted.und.edu/U2.
Please include the following information to
complete your registration: name, title and
department, box number, phone number E-mail
address, and how you first learned about this
– Julie Sturges, U2 program
will remember Bernard O’Kelly
The University community is
invited to remember the late Bernard O’Kelly,
dean emeritus of arts and sciences, at a gathering
at the North Dakota Museum of Art Friday,
April 22, at 2 p.m. A reception will
follow the event. Dean O’Kelly served
as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
and professor of English from 1966 to 1995.
He died Feb. 9 in Arlington Heights, Ill. A
full obituary appeared in the Feb. 18 issue
of the University Letter and is available at
Anecdotes and remembrances are being collected
for inclusion in a book to be given to the family.
They may be sent to the College of Arts and
Sciences at Box 8038 or by e-mail to Brenda_schill@und.nodak.edu.
— Bruce Dearden, interim dean, College
of Arts and Sciences
examination set for Mari Lynn Borr
The final examination for Mari
Lynn Borr, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree
with a major in teaching and learning, is set
for 8 a.m. Monday, April 25,
in Room 206, Education building. The dissertation
title is “A Weekend with an Infant Simulator:
The Experience of Students at a Midwest High
School.” Kathleen Gershman (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Ben oit, dean, graduate school
Forks wins bid to host 2008 Men’s World
Grand Forks beat out bids by Korea and Italy
to host the 2008 Men’s World Curling Championship.
The 12-team championship will be held in early
April 2008 at the Ralph Engelstad
The Grand Forks Curling Club and the World Curling
Federation will be net profit sharing partners
in the venture along with Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Other backers include the Grand Forks Chamber
of Commerce, the Grand Forks Convention and
Visitors Bureau, the City Council and Mayor’s
Office, and local businesses.
The World Curling Championships were last held
in the United States in 2002 in Bismarck. At
that time, the men’s and women’s
worlds were still held jointly. The two championships
were split this year for the first time since
1989. The 2005 Men’s World Championship
will take place April 2-10 in Victoria, B.C.,
– Ralph Engelstad Arena
registrar’s offices, graduate school open
at 9 a.m.
The business and registrar’s offices,
as well as the graduate school, will be closed
from 8 to 9 a.m. through Aug. 12 in preparation
for PeopleSoft implementation. The offices will
be open for business from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(tellers 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Monday through Friday.
We appreciate your understanding and patience
as our staff prepares to go live this summer.
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar,
Ginny Sobolik, business office, and Joseph Benoit,
dean, graduate school
services moved to Carnegie Hall
Enrollment Services has moved to Carnegie Hall
(between Twamley and Babcock, adjacent to the
visitor parking lot). Please help guide students
and staff to our new location. Our phone numbers
and other contact information remain the same.
We look forward to serving prospective students
in this newly renovated space.
– Kenton Pauls, director, enrollment
for BORDERS training by April 15
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences BORDERS
Alert and Ready will offer “Core Concepts:
Chemical, Biological and Radiological Terrorism,”
a multidisciplinary training for health and
human service professions and students in the
health and human services professions. It is
set for Thursday, May 5, at the Betty Engelstad
Training highlights include threat overview,
incident command, triage principles, pulmonary
toxic inhalants, core concepts: chemical agents,
core concepts: biological agents, and core concepts:
It will feature experts in emergency and disaster
preparedness, including Jon Allen, School of
Medicine and Health Sciences; Janna Charrier,
North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck;
Paul Cline, Altru Health System; James Hargreaves,
BORDERS Alert and Ready, SMHS and Altru Health
System; Linda Olson, BORDERS Alert and Ready,
SMHS; Tim Shea, Altru Health System; Jeffrey
Verhey, Trinity Health Center, Minot; and Tracy
Alert and Ready, SMHS.
The target audience is physicians, physician
assistants, advanced practice nurses, RNs/LPNs,
pharmacy professionals, public health professionals,
social workers, counselors, psychologists, EMS
personnel, other health and human service professionals
and students in the health professions.
Continuing education credits are available.
To receive an application, call (701) 780-5913
or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, April 15.
– BORDERS Alert and Ready
- All textbook orders must be sent to the
University’s Barnes & Noble Bookstore.
Contractually, Barnes & Noble is the exclusive
on-campus provider of textbooks for the University.
- Prior to the distribution of financial
aid checks, enrolled students eligible for
financial aid may charge their textbooks at
the University’s bookstore. This is
a significant service that is not available
at off-campus locations.
- Potentially, the sale of used books to
off-campus vendors could reduce the number
of used books available at the University
- Under the North Dakota open records law,
if a University department is asked for textbook
information, it must provide that information
if it has a record of the information sought.
If the department is providing a record under
an open records request, it must charge for
the copies. If the department doesn’t
have a record of the information sought, it
is not required to make or
All open records requests are handled in the
same way. The charge is 50 cents for copying
of the first page and 10 cents for each additional
page. Payment must be received before the records
can be released. A charge for postage is required
if the requested information will be mailed.
If you have questions, please contact Margaret
Myers at 777-2015.
– Martha Potvin, interim provost
& Noble provides textbook information
With your help, Barnes &
Noble University Bookstore saved our students
$3,000,000 this year.
By having the majority of the book orders in
early, we were able to give UND students over
$1.5 million dollars for their used textbooks.
This was a 30 percent increase over last year.
Because of these efforts our used book business
is once again up almost 30 percent from last
year, and with your assistance, we have been
able to provide more used books to students
than ever before. By getting your book order
in on time, we were able to give students more
buyback money and allow them to save 25 percent
off the new textbook price. Early orders also
allow us additional time to obtain used textbooks
from our wholesale companies. Working together,
this translates into a 63 percent savings off
new text pricing for the UND student.
As we now look forward to the fall semester,
we again ask your help in achieving the same
results. Book orders were due Feb. 15. We want
to say thank you to the 40 percent plus that
have already turned them in, and ask those that
haven’t to do so as soon as possible.
We are also seeking your assistance in getting
this buyback message out to students.
What students can do to increase
the value of their books:
- Keep all components such as CDs with
- Bring all your textbooks to the Barnes
and Noble at UND at the end of the semester.
We will let you know their value and you
can decide which books to sell or keep.
- Selling your textbooks at the Barnes and
Noble at UND saves students money and keeps
more used books on campus.
Buyback is officially open! Every day of the
year, the Bookstore buys used books from students.
This is the best way to reduce the cost of textbooks
and to stock the store with money-saving used
We will pay students 50 percent of the selling
price when the same title is ordered by the
professor for the next semester, or when the
bookstore is not overstocked.
We pay students national market value when we
haven’t received the same book order from
your professor for the next semester, when the
bookstore is overstocked, or when there is national
demand for your book.
We are not able to pay when books go into a
new edition, when books are water damaged, have
a broken binding or torn pages, or four course
Again, thank you very much for all your help.
We are looking forward to a great fall semester.
For more information, contact Michelle Abernathey,
general manager, 777-2103; Diane Hadden, textbook
manager, 777-2106; or Sarah Attia, textbook
– Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore
pool rates have been adjusted
As of April 1, the North Dakota state fleet
has adjusted motor pool rates as follows. Please
use these when calculating a trip using a motor
pool vehicle. Users of state fleet vehicles
are required to utilize state refueling sites
in North Dakota when they are in a city with
those facilities. If there are any questions
about where these are located, please contact
our office prior to travel.
Effective April 1, 2005
rate per mile/hr
Minivan, 7 passenger $0.511
Van, 8 passenger $0.671
Van, 15 passenger $0.671
Compact 4x4/Jeep $0.521
Suburban, 6 passenger $0.591
Chevy S-10 pickup $0.551
Cargo van-full size $0.611
Mini cargo van $0.551
Handicapped van – 6 seats –
1 wheelchair $25.250
— Mary Metcalf, transportation manager
departments, units required to comply with web
As part of a continuing effort
to establish a consistent identity for the University
and increase access for people with disabilities,
all departments and units are required to comply
with mandatory web standards by July 1, 2005.
Faculty home pages and student organizations
are exempt from the requirements. The standards,
developed at the request of and approved by
the President and his Cabinet, will ensure that
UND web sites promote a sense of University
identity and reflect the quality of UND. They
also require compliance with federal and state
laws regarding accessibility for people with
disabilities. The requirements are detailed
The Internet has become a primary source of
information. In fact, it’s now the second-most
important determinant of whether a student will
choose an institution (first remains a campus
visit). We know, too, that it is an important
source of information for those who are seeking
information about UND for a variety of reasons.
Accreditation teams, prospective employees,
state and federal officials, prospective donors,
external granting agencies, and the national
news media are but a few examples. The UND home
page alone receives nearly 700,000 “hits”
each month, while the entire UND site receives
more than 28.5 million. This means that people
are finding UND sites through search engines
and external links. Web standards will ensure
that users know they’re on a UND site
and allow consistent navigation. Accessibility
is the law, and these standards will assure
To ease the transition, templates have been
developed for use by departments. The University
relations office is happy to assist departments
and units with template implementation, and
we’ll even come to your office to train
your web person. Contact me at 777-3621 or email@example.com
for more information or to set up an appointment
— Jan Orvik, web manager, University
Center offers assistance with new web standards
By July 1, UND departments are required to comply
with new web standards, requirements for which
can be found at www.und.edu/template/standards.html.
The UND Television Center offers web conversion
services for departments that need help implementing
the new standards. The Television Center charges
a fee for web development, design work and maintenance.
For more information on web services, contact
Director Barry Brode at 777-4346 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The television center also assists departments
in marketing their programs through its creative
services division. Broadcast quality commercials
and promotional video services can help your
programs build enrollment. For information or
written estimates contact the Television Center
– Barry Brode, director, Television Center
Employment Week is April 10-16
The week of April 10-16 has been
designated as Student Employment Week. The observance
of this week provides an opportunity for employers,
as educators, to recognize the many valuable contributions
student employees make to our campus, and to emphasize
the benefits of the student employment program to
our students. Please say “thank you” to
your student employees (a special treat or lunch is
– Cathy Jelinek, federal work-study clerk
sought for staff awards
The University will present 10 Meritorious
Service Awards of $1,000 each to staff employees,
as well as the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award
The Meritorious Service Awards will be given to employees
in each of five major groups: executive, administrative,
and professional (3); technical/paraprofessional
(1); office support (3);
crafts/trades (1); and services employees
(2). The Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud
Award may be given to an employee from any of the
Eligible employees are those employed on a regular
basis who are not in a probationary
period. Those not eligible for consideration include
the president, vice presidents, deans, associate and
assistant deans, teaching and research faculty, and
the human resources director. Also ineligible are
award winners from the previous seven years. All members
of the University community are encouraged to nominate
eligible employees for the awards. Submit nomination
forms to human resources, box 8010, by Wednesday,
April 13. Forms are available from human
resources, 313 Twamley Hall or electronically at www.humanresources.und.edu.
The awards will be presented during the annual recognition
ceremony for staff personnel on May 10.
Please direct any questions concerning this program
to human resources at 777-4361 or email@example.com
is Month of the Young Child
April is Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse
Prevention Month, with April 3-9
designated as Week of the Young Child. The University
Children’s Center (UCC), along with hundreds
of local organizations in the area and around the
country, will celebrate Week of the Young Child in
honor of the more than 35 million children from birth
through age eight in America, as well as families,
teachers and other adults who help children make the
most of the opportunities of their early years.
Research and experience clearly show that children’s
earliest years are crucial learning years. The Week
of the Young Child is a chance to celebrate the learning
opportunities of young children, and to recognize
the responsibilities that all early childhood educators
share for helping children make the most of the early
years. We believe that children’s opportunities
are our responsibilities and if we value our children,
our families, our schools, and our community, we must
make accessible, affordable, high-quality early childhood
education a priority.
All celebrations of the Month of the Young Child are
designed to build broader support for early childhood
programs that nurture young children’s early
learning and growth. The Children’s Center is
extending an invitation to the UND campus community
to stop by and visit during the month of April. If
you have the time, call and make arrangements to read
a story or share a special talent with the children
and staff at UCC.
The North Dakota Association for the Education of
Young Children (NDAEYC) advocates a comprehensive
effort to improve the quality of early childhood education,
- Providing professional development opportunities
and adequate compensation for teachers and staff;
- Improving the health and safety of programs;
- Using developmentally appropriate practices to
encourage literacy and learning from birth; and
- Supporting the family’s crucial role in
NDAEYC has over 350 early childhood professionals
(including the UCC director and staff), working together
to improve professional practice and working conditions
in early childhood education, and to build public
support for high-quality early childhood education
— Jo-Anne Yearwood, director, University Children’s
One lists features
Anthropology professor Lisa Paciulli will discuss
the wildlife conservation work that brought her international
acclaim on the next edition of Studio One
on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. Paciulli’s passion
for ape language studies has taken her around the
world. On the island of Sumatra, Paciulli became the
first person to study the Simakobu monkey, which is
now considered her monkey. Her experience living in
the jungle and working with officials to save endangered
animals led to appearances on the Discovery Channel,
in a National Geographic movie and more.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, senior
citizens are staying active in their communities by
joining musical bands. We’ll explore how learning
to play a new instrument and performing as a group
keeps seniors young at heart.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North Dakota
Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel
3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen
at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on
Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs
Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program
can also be seen in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot,
Minneapolis, the Beaverton, Ore., area, the Denver,
Colo., area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
found at Museum
A pair of gold-rimmed eye glasses were found
at the North Dakota Museum of Art the week of March
21-25. They are oval shaped with tortoise
colored bows and have a magnification of + 1.25 printed
on the inside bow. If they are yours, they can be
picked up at the lower level of the Museum.
– Jill Erickson, North Dakota Museum of Art
sought for nutrition/memory study
In collaboration with James Penland of the
Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and
Patricia Moulton of the UND Center for Rural Health,
we are recruiting younger adults, age 21 to 35, and
older adults, age 60 to 80, to participate in a study
of the effects of nutritional status on age differences
in memory performance. The study takes about three
hours to complete. The testing will occur at the Human
Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks. You will
be paid $25 for your participation.
Your scores will be completely confidential and will
not be associated with your name; you will be given
a subject number and your name will not be used. Participation
will be limited to those without any previous history
of a stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s
disease. If you are interested in scheduling a time
to participate or in finding out more about the study,
please call Brian VanFossen at 777-9925.
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology
sought for menopause study
If you are between 42 and 65 years old and
interested in contributing to the science of menopause,
helping to identify methods to reduce symptoms, and
getting free test results that include nutritional
analysis, body composition, foot reflexology treatment(s),
and blood examination (hormone profile, assessment
for insulin resistance/diabetes), you have an opportunity
to participate in a study about menopause.
Very few studies have documented the impact of menopause
on women. This study will look at nutritional intake,
physical activity patterns, and medical history in
relation to menopause.
Benefits include free nutritional analysis of your
food intake, free body composition analysis, free
foot reflexology treatment (some women will receive
multiple treatments), and free laboratory tests (about
half of the sample).
We are seeking female employees between 42 and 65
years of age who are going through or have gone through
non-surgical menopause and have not had gynecological
surgery (partial or total hysterectomy). Tubal ligations
are acceptable. You should not be treated for diabetes
or for cancer; or be treated with prescription steroids
(for example, Prednisone).
If you participate, you will complete questionnaires
about menopause, your medical history, and your dietary
intake; participate in an interview about your physical
activity; agree to have body measurements taken; agree
to receive one or more foot reflexology treatments;
and agree to have blood drawn (about half of the sample);
and spend between 3 and 6 ½ hours of your time,
spread over a six-month period.
The study will be conducted at the College of Nursing
and Student Health Service. To sign up or for more
information, call Heidi Schneider at the Wellness
Center to schedule an appointment, 777-2719.
– Donna Morris, principal investigator, nursing
sought for study on beans and health
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
Center is seeking men and women, ages 18 to 55, for
a 16-week nutrition study that will determine how
the addition of beans to a diet can affect colon health.
Earn up to $1,000.
Colon cancer is the second most common form of cancer
in the United States and is closely associated with
The study is open to smokers and non-smokers, women
who are on birth control pills, and people of all
One group of participants will be allowed to be on
medications to treat diabetes, high blood pressure
and high cholesterol. The men in this group must have
waist sizes greater than or equal to 38 inches. The
women in this group must have waist sizes greater
than or equal to 35 inches.
A second group of participants with waist sizes smaller
than 38 inches (for men) and 35 inches (for women)
must be on NO medications other than birth control
pills for women.
During the course of the study, participants will
continue to eat the meals and drink the beverages
they enjoy with minor restrictions. For 12 weeks of
the 16-week study, they will eat an additional entrée
each day, provided by the Center. The entrée
will either be a non-bean meal or contain a standard
serving of beans, half a cup.
For more information, please call 795-8396 or apply
online at www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov.
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Center now offers toddler care
The University Children’s Center, which is
located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, now offers
toddler care, (2-year olds). Applications are currently
being accepted for all age groups: 2-5. Children are
cared for in small groups by teachers with degrees
in early childhood education or a related field. A
day at the University Children’s Center includes
a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice
of rest or nap time, planned large and small group
activities, and opportunities to play outdoors. Parents
are always welcome to join their children for part
of the day.
Toddler rates (2-3 year olds): full day, $25; half
Pre-school rates (3-5): full day, $22; half day, $16;
Head Start p.m., $18; hourly rate, $3 for additional
care); academic year registration fee, $30; summer
registration fee, $20.
For additional information, please call 777-3947.
You may also visit the UCC web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University Children’s
to wellness at the Ralph
Are you seeking a safe and warm environment to walk?
Sign up for the Ralph Engelstad Arena walking program
for $30 per year. This walking program is only available
for faculty, staff, students and spouses. To sign
up, stop by the Ralph Engelstad Arena front desk between
8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Sign up
– Ralph Engelstad Arena
cessation benefits available
The NDPERS board of directors has agreed to extend
the enhanced tobacco cessation benefits for PERS employees
and their families. The new and enhanced benefit will
continue to be 100 percent reimbursement for the physician’s
office visit, prescription medications and over-the-counter
meds, up to a maximum of $500 (the client will receive
up to $50 coverage for an office visit related to
cessation and up to $450 coverage for prescription
and/or over-the-counter medications for tobacco cessation).
This new benefit will be effective for participant
programs beginning Jan. 1, 2005 through April 30,
2005. This benefit is accessible only to those who
take the Freedom from Smoking group cessation class
offered through Grand Forks Public Health or to those
who access telephone cessation counseling through
the North Dakota Quit Line. Public health will offer
a group cessation support class on Tuesday evenings
at 5:30 p.m. beginning April 12 and
running until May 17.
For more information on tobacco cessation benefits
and services, please visit www.bcbsnd.com/ehealth/ndpersquit/,
contact Rachel Salwei, Grand Forks Public Health Department,
or call the North Dakota Quit Line at 1-866-388-QUIT
– Student health promotion office
offers walking challenge
Spring is here and it is time to take off the boots
and put on a comfortable pair of walking shoes for
the 2005 UND Walking Challenge. The challenge starts
Sunday, April 3, and continues until
Saturday, May 14.
The walking challenge is open to University students,
faculty, staff, and spouses. For the first time, children
of students, employees and spouses ages five and over
are eligible. To register, log on to wellness.und.edu/walk.htm
or call Heidi at 777-2719.
Walkers can form a group of no more than 10 members
with one member being team captain, or they can walk
individually. Cost for each person is $2, with all
proceeds going into the grand prize pot. The winning
team will split the entire pot minus $100 dollars
for the winning individual. The team who has the overall
highest mileage will hold the traveling Kupchella
trophy for the next year.
The mission of the wellness center is to enhance the
campus climate and enrich the quality of life for
the University of North Dakota community by embracing
all dimensions of wellness.
– Wellness center
walking trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want
to get in shape? Want to become renewed and invigorated
when outside? Check out the new walking trails on
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick
Tonder, associate director of facilities, has created
14 walking/running trails for the UND campus. The
trails, approximately one mile in length, cover most
regions of campus and can be interconnected for a
5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails are indoor routes
for year-round use. The School of Medicine loop even
includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower
the risk at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy.
See you on the trails.
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness
The nutrition and dietetics nutrition clinic is open
as a complementary service to UND students, faculty
and staff with certain nutrition issues. The nutrition
clinic will be open Tuesdays and Thursday
from Feb. 8 through April 14. The clinic
hours are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Tuesday and 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m. Thursdays.
Juniors majoring in dietetics will provide nutrition
counseling to UND students, faculty and staff. Topics
that may be addressed in this service include: healthy
eating, sensible weight management, nutrition and
physical fitness, healthy meals for children, and
cardiovascular risk reduction. These students are
not prepared to counsel on complex issues such as
diabetes, eating disorders, gastrointestinal diseases,
cardiovascular disease, etc. These problems will be
referred to Altru Health Systems or another health
care facility in the vicinity. In addition, department
faculty will supervise all clinic operations. All
information and records will be kept confidential
and will be destroyed at the end of the semester.
If you are interested in participating in nutrition
counseling call the nutrition clinic for an appointment.
Appointments can be made by calling Sandy at 777-2539
or by stopping by Room 20 in O’Kelly Hall.
– Jan Goodwin and Julie Zikmund, nutrition