43, Number 31: April 7, 2006
new Carnegie Foundation Classification is “High
Campus addresses will change to street
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Lecturer will discuss oil, earthquakes
Dakota All-Stars will take on the And
One Team April 7
Lotus Center lists events
Transfer Getting Started to be held
Aircraft Association offers free airplane
rides for kids
Third Street Gallery hosts exhibition,
Graduate faculty will vote on new constitution
Spring Jazz Ensembles concert set for
MSS lists Monday night movies for April
Raina Rose to perform at the Empire
Doctoral examinations set for three
Former Governor Schafer to visit campus
Audio conference focuses on harassment
Pioneer activist Linda Warfel Slaughter
is focus of faculty lecture
Aviation safety seminar is April 11
Global Visions film series continues
Artist will give talk on View-Master
Master of Fine Arts exhibition runs
through April 13
Celebrate Kick Butts Day April 13
What is 1200? All day, every day?
Frank Low Day speaker will discuss
Neuroscience Club holds Brain Bee
Service learning working luncheon set
for April 21
Relay for Life volunteers sought
Children’s learning fair is April
Greater Grand Forks Symphony plays
final concert of season
Seniors invited to Operation Graduation
Participants sought for Cardiac Care
U2 lists workshops
CPR/AED classes set for May 4
Fundraiser will benefit children’s
programs at Museum
Freshmen registration dates set
Office will promote summer events
Student health advisory committee applications
Good Friday holiday hours listed
Homestay families needed for international
Conversation partners needed
Authors sought for feature in next issue
University Letter will become twice-weekly
Motor pool rates adjusted
Volunteers sought for The Big Event
UND 24/7 photography contest extended
Donated leave sought for Jody Clauson
Studio One lists features
More recipes needed for Staff Senate
Children’s Center offers full-time
Volunteers sought for memory study
Members sought for parent focus groups
Volunteers sought for body composition
Adult volunteers sought for pesticide
Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory
Volunteers sought for selenium study
Volunteers sought for breast health study
Campus walking trail maps available
new Carnegie Foundation Classification is “High
The University has been classified as a “high
research activity” institution of higher
education in a new ranking system developed
and recently released by the Carnegie Foundation
for the Advancement of Teaching. The ranking
puts UND in the company of some 100 (195 if
you include “very high research activity”)
of the top universities in the United States,
and the only one in North Dakota that is also
designated as “doctoral, professional
Under the old system, UND was classified as
“doctoral research intensive” university.
Earlier in the decade, the Carnegie Foundation
for Advancement of Teaching announced it would
quit using that system and take a few years
to develop a new one “because,”
said Carnegie President Lee S. Shulman, “the
higher education landscape has become increasingly
complex and multifaceted.”
UND is a prime example. In the time it has taken
Carnegie to come up with a new system, UND has
nearly doubled its sponsored research awards
to $80.6 million in FY 2005 from $45.2 million
in FY 2001. In fact, in FY2005 the UND research
enterprise achieved an economic impact of almost
$163 million, according to a final report commissioned
by the vice president for research. The report
was released recently as part of the Annual
Report of Sponsored Program Activity by the
UND Division of Research.
The $162.78 million economic impact includes
an economic impact of $117.35 million in Grand
Forks County, $9.51 million elsewhere in the
state, and $35.92 million in the five-state
North Central Region.
The research activity funded 1,584 jobs, including
1,219 jobs in Grand Forks County, 65 in North
Dakota, and 300 outside of the state but within
the North Central Region.
The FY2005 research dollars had a significant
impact in terms of state, local and federal
taxes, as well, totaling $31.5 million:
$17.67 million in Grand Forks County, $2.64
million in North Dakota, and $11.19 million
in the North Central Region.
Peter Alfonso, vice president for research,
said UND is well on its way to achieving the
research goals set forth in the University’s
Strategic Plan for 2006-11. Alfonso said the
data in the annual report are “a strong
testimony to the skill and expertise of the
University’s faculty and staff.”
Alfonso added, “The continuing success
in extramural funding is yet another indication
that UND is well on its way to becoming a fully
engaged research institution of the highest
caliber, where the University brings its resources
to bear on the problems facing the state, region,
nation and world.”
You can view the Carnegie Classification web
site at www.carnegieclassification-preview.org/index.aspx
addresses will change to street names, numbers
Because the U.S. Postal Service has determined
that the current P.O. Box numbers used by UND
are not valid addresses for mail delivery, UND
must change to a street address format. Changing
to a street address format does have some advantages.
For example, many delivery companies require
street addresses for their deliveries, and it
will now allow visitors to UND to use directional
websites such as Mapquest to locate a building
on campus. The box number will not be eliminated
but will be called a stop number and will be
used with the street address.
In order to meet the address needs of the U.S.
Postal Service and delivery companies such as
Federal Express and UPS, UND addresses must
be of the following format:
Building Room Number
Street Address Stop Number
City State Zip
Campus Postal Services
Central Receiving Room 145
3701 Campus Road Stop 7053
Grand Forks ND 58202-7053
This is the exact same format as the online
directory. There is no punctuation on the street
address line and the city line of the address.
Letterhead and envelopes with P.O. Box addresses
can be used until their supply is exhausted.
When new orders of letterhead are placed, the
new addresses will be required. Incoming U.S.
mail with P.O. Box addresses will continue to
be delivered for one year. Intra-campus mail
will only need the stop number placed on the
envelope. Department stop numbers will be the
same as current box numbers.
Vendors making shipments via UPS, SpeeDee, DHL
and other carriers must start using this new
address format immediately. Packages arriving
at UND without complete and accurate address
information will be delayed in their delivery
or returned to sender if the packages destination
cannot be determined.
More information and a listing of street addresses
for each department can be found on campus postal
services web site (www.departments.und.edu/postoffice/html/mailingservices.htm).
If there are any questions regarding the new
address format, please call us at 777-2279.
Thank you for your help during this transition.
– Campus postal services
Week events listed
The dedication of the new American Indian Center
will be among the highlights of the 2006 UNDIA
Time-Out Week celebration April 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.
The theme of this year’s celebration is
“Strengthening the Circle of Life Through
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.
For more information about Time-Out Week and
the Wacipi, contact the UND Indian Association
at 777-4291 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or www.und.nodak.edu/org/undia.
The remaining schedule follows:
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 work students.
- 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
- A community discussion of the acclaimed
book Coyote Warrior: One Man, Three Tribes,
and the Trial that Forged a Nation will be
held at Barnes & Noble Bookstore from
4 to 5:30 p.m. Author Paul Vandevelder will
be special guest. UNDIA, Indian studies, and
the North Dakota Humanities Council sponsor
the “Exploring the American Indian Experience”
- 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
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”
- 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 activities committee.
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
- 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 oil, earthquakes
Amos Nur from Stanford University will give
the next LEEPS lectures Friday, April 7. At
noon in 100 Leonard Hall he will present “Oil
and War: Oil-Peak vs Oil Panic.” At 3
p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall, he will discuss “Collapse
in Archaeology: Sea People or Earthquakes.”
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
– Geology and geological engineering
All-Stars will take on the And One Team April
The Dakota All-Stars basketball team is set
to compete during the And One Killa Krosova
Tour at the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Friday,
April 7, at 7 p.m. Former UND standouts Evan
Lindahl, Adam Jacobson, Kristi Boese, Amy Mahlum,
and Caro Nobles will make up a portion of the
roster for this event. Other area all-stars
will be announced.
This fast-paced basketball event will feature
some of the top street ball players from across
the country including the sensational Hot Sauce,
who is scheduled to participate. This event
will consist of players from the ESPN And One
Mixtape Tour and will play against the Dakota
General admission tickets are available for
$15 in advance and $20 the day of the event.
Courtside seating is sold out. Tickets are on
sale now and may be purchased at the Ralph Engelstad
Arena Box Office, all Ticketmaster outlets,
by phone at (701) 772-5151, or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
For additional information, please visit www.theralph.com
— Ralph Engelstad Arena
Center lists events
The following events will take place at the
Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave.
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
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.
Music for Meditation, Wednesday, April 12, 7:30
p.m. Eric Lawson (music) will present a recital
with colleagues Jeff Anvinson, guitar, and Shari
Boschee, flute. The program will include works
by Berlioz, Ibert, Pachelbel, Telemann and Piazzolla.
They will also present three world premieres:
“Lament” by Suelyn Bartz and two
new works by Eric Lawson.
— Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center
Getting Started to be held April 8
On Saturday, April 8, student academic services
will hold the Transfer Student Getting Started
Program in the Memorial Union, at which new
transfer students, admitted for the Fall 2006
semester, come to campus for advisement and
registration. Program activities include a welcome
to the University, presentations from financial
aid and dean of students, and advisement and
registration. If you have questions or would
like additional information, please contact
Heather Martin at 777-2117 or email@example.com.
— Student academic services
Association offers free airplane rides for kids
The Experimental Aircraft Association, Grand
Forks Chapter 1342, will hold the seventh annual
Young Eagles Fly-in, with free airplane rides,
Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Rain date:
Sunday, April 9), Crookston Municipal Airport.
BBQ and refreshments will be available on the
Static display aircraft, an ultralight aircraft
demo, and more events will entertain the family.
Free Young Eagle flights for kids between ages
8 and 17. All children must be accompanied by
a legal guardian to fly.
For more information, call Matt (president)
(970) 219-0242. For more information about this
event visit us at www.eaa.aero.und.edu
. For more info on EAA’s Young Eagles
program visit www.youngeagles.org
Street Gallery hosts exhibition, reception
On Saturday, April 8, from 7 to 9 p.m., the Third
Street Gallery will host a public exhibition opening
reception for local artist Gregory Blair. At the reception,
which is free and open to the public, Blair will be
available to discuss his work in a one-on-one basis.
Members of the Third Street Gallery are invited to
preview the exhibition and attend a gallery talk on
Friday, April 7, at 7 p.m. Gregory Blair is a graduate
of UND Master of Fine Arts program, and has spent
the past few years working as an artist in Grand Forks.
He is active locally as well as involved with the
regional and national art scene. He has shown work
and given lectures across the state and country.
Blair’s work is a combination of interesting
form and unexpected materials. He uses everything
from raw, natural wood to highly finished and crafted
sculptures. He even goes as far as to use live organic
materials by planting and growing grass inside the
sculpture itself. The environment in which Blair’s
work is typically viewed is outdoors, but for this
exhibition, he will be utilizing the space in the
gallery to alter the surrounding.
The exhibition is curated by Rebecca Sefcovic Uglem
and Amy Lyste, co-directors of the Third Street Gallery.
The public is welcome to all events. Those wishing
group tours, including schools, should contact the
Third Street Gallery at 701 775-5055. There is no
admission charge but a $2 donation is suggested for
adults and change from children.
The Third Street Gallery is located at 28 Third Street
S., Grand Forks, ND 58201. For more information call
775-5055 or contact www.thethirdstreetgallery.com.
faculty will vote on new constitution
There will be a general graduate faculty meeting
at 3 p.m. Monday, April 10, in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl to vote on the proposed changes to the
graduate faculty constitution. Please make every effort
to attend, since we cannot vote on the constitutional
revision without a quorum.
- Call to order.
- Approval of minutes from March 20.
- Vote to approve revised graduate faculty constitution.
- Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
Jazz Ensembles concert set for April 10
The UND Jazz Ensembles, under the direction of Mike
Blake and Robert Brooks, will present their spring
concert and final concert of the academic year at
7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
The two ensembles will perform a wide variety of selections
from the jazz idiom. They will also feature several
members of the groups on jazz improvisation solos,
as well as featured soloists on particular pieces.
Ticket prices are $2 for students and senior citizens,
$5 for general admission, and $10 for families.
For further information, contact the music department
at 777-2644 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
lists Monday night movies for April
Multicultural student services will show movies every
Monday at 6 p.m. (except holidays) in the Era Bell
Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Avenue (across
from Swanson Hall). The movies this month will represent
three different Asian cultures in honor of Asian Awareness
Month. A discussion will follow each movie.
Monday, April 10, we will show Bride and Prejudice,
featuring Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson. It is
a Bollywood update of Jane Austen’s classic
tale, in which Mrs. Bakshi is eager to find suitable
husbands for her four unmarried daughters. When the
rich single gentlemen Balraj and Darcy come to visit,
the Bakshis have high hopes, though circumstance and
boorish opinions threaten to get in the way of romance.
Monday, April 24, we will show Hero starring Jet Li,
Tony Leung Chiu Wai, Maggie Cheung, and Ziyi Zhang.
In ancient China, before the reign of the first emperor,
warring factions throughout the Six Kingdoms plot
to assassinate the most powerful ruler, Qin. When
a minor official defeats Qin’s three principal
enemies, he is summoned to the palace to tell Qin
the story of his surprising victory.
Plot summaries courtesy of www.imdb.com.
Please join us.
— Jared Hilde , graduate student assistant,
multicultural student services
Rose to perform at the Empire
Indie folk singer Raina Rose will make a stop on
her National Tour at the Empire Arts Center, downtown
After five years of being one of the front women of
the Gypsy Moths, a funky folk duo/four-piece, Rose
is debuting with a beautifully wrought solo album
that swings from confident acoustic folk to danceable
indie-pop to flowing orchestral ballad all with vocal
and stylistic grace and poetic honesty.
Rose will perform at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 10, at
the Empire Arts Center. Tickets will be $5 and available
at the door starting an hour before showtime. You
can find more information on Raina Rose at www.rainarose.com
You can find more information on the Empire Arts Center
or the concert at www.empireartscenter.com
or by calling Mark Landa at 746-5500.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Empire Arts Center
examinations set for three candidates
The final examination for Steven W. Shirley, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and
learning, is set for 8:30 a.m. Monday, April 10, in
Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title
is “The Gender Gap in Post-Secondary Study Abroad:
Understanding and Marketing to Male Students.”
Myrna Olson (teaching and learning) is the committee
The final examination for Gennea A. Danks, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology,
is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 11, in Room 20, Montgomery
Hall. The dissertation title is “Acculturation,
Locus of Control, and Glucose Levels Among American
Indians with Diabetes.” Cindy Juntunen (counseling)
is the committee chair.
The final examination for Victor Waingeh, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in chemistry, is
set for 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 12, in 138 Abbott
Hall. The dissertation title is “Computer Simulations
of Glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate Dehydrogenase Interactions
with Actin and Fructose-1, 6-bisphosphate Aldolase,
and Substrate Binding Dynamics.” Kathryn Thomasson
(chemistry) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
Governor Schafer to visit campus
The UND Bureau of Governmental Affairs is pleased
to host the third annual Frank Wenstrom Lecture Series,
named after former State Senator and Lt. Gov. Frank
Wenstrom from Williston. The lecture series explores
the careers and opinions of North Dakota’s preeminent
public servants. This year the Bureau of Governmental
Affairs will welcome former Governor Ed Schafer. The
event will look at his career in public service, and
discuss his perceptions of the history and future
of North Dakota politics and public service. Please
join us Tuesday, April 11, 4 to 5:30 p.m., Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl.
– Political science and public administration
conference focuses on harassment prevention
The affirmative action office is sponsoring an audio
conference, “Harassment Prevention in the Workplace:
New Issues & Answers,” Tuesday, April 11,
from 1 to 2:30 p.m., 305 Twamley Hall. To register,
contact University Within the University (U2), 777-2128,
There is no cost to attend.
– Affirmative action office, 777-4171
activist Linda Warfel Slaughter is focus of faculty
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 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
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.
A Wedding for Bella, Tuesday, April 11. By day Dominic
Pyzola is a corporate raider and by night an Italian
pastry chef. Upon learning that his upstairs neighbor
and surrogate mother, Bella, has fallen seriously
ill, he is determined to see Bella’s longtime
dream come true. When Dominic schemes to marry Bella’s
daughter, two world collide in this touching, romantic
tale of love, dreams, and biscotti.
For more information, call 777-4718.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
will give talk on View-Master 3-D 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
of Fine Arts exhibition runs through April 13
“An Unmasking of the Unconscious,” a
Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Dusty J. Savageau,
is currently showing at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery,
Hughes Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through
Thursday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Art department
Kick Butts Day April 13
Celebrate Kick Butts Day Thursday, April 13. Pick
up a free Quit-Kit and other information for yourself
or a friend at the outreach table in the Memorial
Union. This event is sponsored by student health services,
Grand Forks Public Health, and the College of Nursing.
Call 777-2097 for more information.
– Jane Croeker, health promotion advisor, student
is 1200? All day, every day?
Guess the answer and you could win a free one-hour
massage, movie passes, or food court gift certificates.
To make your guess, stop by the student health promotion
office in the Memorial Union, mail to Box 9038 or
before Friday, April 14. Be sure to include your contact
information! Watch for the answer, which will appear
in the Friday, April 21, issue of the Dakota Student.
– Jane Croeker, health promotion advisor, student
Low Day speaker will discuss aging
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences 26th annual
Frank Low Research Day will be held Thursday, April
20. The keynote speaker is Arlan Richardson, professor
of cellular and structural biology and director of
Barshop Institute for Longevity and Aging Studies,
University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio.
His presentation is titled “Using Transgenic
and Knockout Mice to Test the Oxidative Stress Hypothesis
of Aging.” A schedule of events will be posted
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Club holds Brain Bee
On Thursday, April 20, the inaugural Greater Grand
Forks Brain Bee will take place in Reed T. Keller
Auditorium, Room 1350 in the School of Medicine and
Health Sciences at 6:30 p.m. The Brain Bee is a competition
testing high school students on their knowledge of
neuroscience topics. Questions are taken from Brain
Facts, a publication of the Society for Neuroscience,
and cover topics such as intelligence, memory, emotions,
sensations, movement, stress, aging, sleep and brain
disorders (such as addiction, Alzheimer’s, and
More information can be found at: www.undneuroscienceclub.org/brainbee/.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
learning working luncheon set for April 21
Garry Hesser, professor of sociology and chair of
the Natural and Social Sciences Division at Augsburg
College in Minneapolis, will visit UND Friday, April
21, to discuss service learning research and curriculum
development. The working luncheon, from noon to 2
p.m. in 16-18 Swanson Hall, is sponsored by the UND
Center for Community Engagement with support from
instructional development and sociology.
As a member of the Campus Compact-AAHE Consulting
Corps, Dr. Hesser has led workshops on service-learning
and experiential education on over 50 campuses and
at professional meetings, including at the American
Association for Higher Education, Campus Compact and
the American Sociological Association. He is the author
of Experiential Education as a Liberating Art and
more than 30 publications on assessment of service
learning outcomes, community building, planning, and
Faculty interested in learning about the research
related to the pedagogies of engagement and how to
integrate and assess service learning in their courses
are encouraged to attend the session. To reserve a
box lunch for this event please contact Leah Johnson
at 777-2706 (email@example.com)
by Friday, April 14, 4 p.m.
— Leah Johnson, Center for Community Engagement
for Life volunteers sought
Relay for Life will be hosted by the University from
7 p.m. April 21 to 7 a.m. April 22 at Memorial Stadium.
We have hundreds of people currently involved in different
ways, but we need more. We have numerous volunteer
opportunities available from security to setup, luminary
display to clean up and more. Please contact Tricia
Dullea at firstname.lastname@example.org
or Lindsay Garner at Lindsay.email@example.com
for more information.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Kari Mellone, Relay
for Life logistics chair
learning fair is April 22
Children birth through age seven and their families
are invited to attend the Hands-On Learning Fair,
a free family event that is part of the Month of the
Young Child and Child Abuse Prevention Month celebrations
in April. The 15th Annual Hands-On Learning Fair will
take place at the Purpur Arena Saturday, April 22,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. A city proclamation at 9:45
a.m. starts the event, which is centered on the theme,
“Building Better Futures for All Children.”
It is a community celebration featuring exciting learning
activities, healthy snacks and informational exhibits,
sponsored by the Northeast Chapter of the North Dakota
Association for the Education of Young Children (NENDAEYC)
and Prevent Child Abuse North Dakota. Its purposes
- To provide an exciting way for children ages
birth to seven and their families in the Grand Forks
and East Grand Forks area to celebrate this special
- To underscore the importance of parental involvement
to healthy development and optimal early learning
- To create awareness of learning as a process
that begins at birth and continues lifelong, with
the most rapid brain development occurring during
- To highlight the nature of appropriate early
education as hands-on, or experiential, building
on children’s inborn curiosity and motivation
to understand their world.
Local early childhood programs including the University
Children’s Center and other entities involved
in early education and development provide these learning
activities. These professionals plan and carry out
the educational experiences on a voluntary basis,
applying the same commitment and expertise with which
they engage in their regular early care and education
responsibilities. The 2006 Hands-On Learning Fair
will be complemented by Dakota Science Center’s
Super Science Saturday, to be held concurrently at
the Gambucci Arena for families of elementary and
middle school children.
Community partners in planning this year’s Hands-On
Learning Fair are Grand Forks County Social Services,
Tri-Valley Child Care Resource & Referral, Healthy
Families, NCTC Early Childhood, Safe Kids Grand Forks,
Parent Information Center, Lakes & Prairies Child
Care Resource & Referral, and Dakota Science Center.
Many area businesses, institutions, and individuals
donate goods and services for the celebration. These
include the Grand Forks Park District, UND, retail
businesses, and service clubs. Their support, added
to the hundreds of hours contributed by early childhood
educators, has helped to bring fourteen years of success
for this family event and to keep it free of charge.
Creative art, language, science, math, sensory exploration,
dramatic play, music, games, and stories are among
the many choices of age-appropriate activities for
children attending the Hands-On Learning Fair. There
is also a parent/infant interaction area designed
for the very young. Emphasis is on active involvement
in the learning process, rather than entertainment,
with learning as its own reward. Adults guide children
in their explorations, allowing the youngsters to
experience the joy of discovery.
— Jo-Anne Yearwood, University Children’s
Grand Forks Symphony plays final concert of season
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony will hold its final
concert of the season Saturday, April 22, at 7:30
p.m. and Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Empire
Arts Center. Elizabeth Stoyanovich, candidate for
the position of Greater Grand Forks Symphony director,
Guest artist for the program is pianist Sergio Gallo,
who will play Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto
No. 3 with the orchestra. Dr. Gallo received his degrees
from the Conservatoire Européen de Musique
in Paris (Diplôme d’Excellence), the Franz
Liszt Academy of Budapest, Hungary, the Cincinnati
College-Conservatory of Music (master of music and
artist diploma), and the University of California
(DMA). He has performed with orchestras throughout
the Americas and in Turkey, and has performed at Radio
France and Radio Cultura (Brazil). He has performed
solo recitals in several countries in Asia and Europe,
as well as at the Guest Artists Concert Series of
City College at the City University of New York, N.Y.,
and the Mozarteum Concert Series in São Paulo,
Brazil. Gallo has been appointed a Bosendorfer artist,
and he is associate professor of piano at UND, where
he teaches piano, piano pedagogy and keyboard literature.
Hailed as a charismatic and outstanding conductor,
Elizabeth Stoyanovich is the fifth and final candidate
for the position of permanent music director and conductor
of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony. Her conducting
has been described by the Los Angeles Times as “...
extremely impressive...clean, emotional and translucent
in performance,” and by The Orange County Register
as “a splendid talent, musical and with rock-solid
technique...[she] made the New World Symphony sound
new again...her musical passion [is] unfailingly strong.”
Her formal education was at the University of Michigan
with further studies at Academie des Americaines de
Musique in Fontainbleau, France under Leonard Bernstein
and as an Augustus-Thorndike Fellow at The Tanglewood
Music Center. She was born in Wisconsin and resides
on Bainbridge Island, Wash., with her husband, Patrick,
and their two daughters, Antonia Barbara and Sophia
Stoyanovich will conduct an exciting musical program
that she has titled “Of Color and Triumph,”
which, in addition to Rachmaninoff’s Piano Concerto
No. 3, included Respighi’s Pines of Rome, Tchaikovsky’s
Fantasy Overture from Romeo and Juliet and a new work
by Stoyanovich’s husband, composer Patrick Stoyanovich.
Tickets for the concert may be purchased by calling
777-4090. More information is available at www.ggfso.org.
— Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra
invited to Operation Graduation
Graduating UND seniors are invited to Operation Graduation,
sponsored by Telesis and the UND Alumni Association
and Foundation, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday,
April 26, at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center, 3233
There will be free pizza as well as gifts and prizes
available. Come and check out what will be available
to you as a UND alum.
For more information, contact Tiffany at (763) 639-8598.
– Alumni Association and Foundation
sought for Cardiac Care Run/Walk
The fourth annual Alpha Phi Cardiac Care 5K run/walk
will be held Saturday, April 29. The race begins at
9 a.m. at Lincoln Park. Cost for the event is $15
for adults, $10 for students, and $50 for a family.
All participants will receive a free T-shirt. All
proceeds benefit Altru Health System Heart Services
Unit. Registration is accepted up to the start of
the event, but participants are encouraged to register
early. For more information call (701) 866-7890.
– Meghan Flaagan, public relations coordinator,
Below are U2 Workshops for April 19-27. Visit our
web site for more.
- Defensive Driving: April 19, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This workshop
is required by state fleet for all UND employees
who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly)
basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident
while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged
to bring a family member (spouse and/or dependents).
This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota
insurance premiums and could possibly remove points
from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Tom
- Pre-Retirement Seminar, Estate Planning and Life
Insurance: April 19, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson
Hall.This presentation is geared for those who are
close to retirement and have questions regarding
estate planning. Topics covered include: wills,
trusts, taxation and how life insurance can be an
asset, not an expense. Employees who are on TIAA-CREF
or NDPERS for their retirement can benefit from
this session. Presenter: Keith Stechmesser, regional
director, Insurance and Financial Protection, TIAA-CREF.
- Purchasing Policies and Procedures: April 25,
9 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Review of general purchasing policies and procedures
regarding quotes, bids, RFPs, receiving reports,
state contracts, sole source, furniture, paper and
computer purchases, and more. Presenters: JoAnn
Albrecht and Scott Schreiner.
- Performance Management and Progressive Discipline:
April 26, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Supervisors
will learn the fundamentals of conducting honest,
fair, and consistent evaluations and receive guidelines
for using a progressive discipline system. Presenter:
Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
- Records Disposal Procedures: April 26, 10 to 11:30
a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. 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 to do than you think,
and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris
Austin, records manager.
- Follow-up After Needlestick and Sharps Incidents:
April 26, 2 to 4 p.m., Presidents Room, Memorial
Union. In the event of a needle stick there are
certain policies to be followed. Prevention will
be addressed in this class. Bloodborne pathogens,
the reason for medical follow-up and risks of needlesticks
and sharps will be outlined. Presenter: Claire Moen.
- How to Process Payment Documentation: April 27,
9 to 11 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Learn the process
for purchase orders, blanket purchase orders and
vouchers. Presenter: Allison Peyton.
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.
classes set for May 4
CPR/AED classes will be held for employees Thursday,
May 4. Two times are available: 8:30 to 11:30 a.m.
or 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.
Classes will be held in 315 Hyslop Sports Center.
Use the entrance off Second Ave. Course instructor
is Dee Watson, assistant professor of physical education
and exercise science.
Registration fee is $20 per person. Register online
click on the healthcare link on the left to access
For more information, call 777-0384.
– Environmental Training Institute
will benefit children’s programs at Museum of
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
registration dates set
The dates for Freshman Getting Started 2006 –
an advisement and registration program for new freshmen
– have been set for June 5 – July 14.
Admitted students must make a reservation to attend
the program based on their admission date by going
online to http://sas.und.edu/freshman.
Site will be active April 12 for students admitted
after Feb. 5. Reservations are made on a first-come,
first-served basis. If you have any questions regarding
the Freshman Getting Started program, please contact
the Office of Student Academic Services, 777-2117.
– Angie Carpenter, academic advisor, student
academic services, 777-2117
The following were awarded Faculty Instructional
Development Committee grants in March.
- Daniel Erickson (languages), presentation
of “A Flexible Classical Studies Major:
An Effective Expedient for Rescuing a Classics
Program in Crisis” at the 102nd annual
meeting of the Classical Association of the
Middle West and South, $383.54;
- Crystal Yang (art), presentation of “Expressive
Drawing” at the National Art Education
Association Convention (NAEA) 2006, $600;
- Sonia Zimmerman and Debra Byram (occupational
therapy), presentation of “Maximizing
Engagement of Learners in Occupational Therapy
Distance Education” at the American
Occupational Therapy Association’s 68th
annual conference and expo, $1,253.
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase
instructional materials, travel to teaching-related
conferences, or other projects related to teaching.
To submit a proposal, call instructional development
for guidelines and materials or find the necessary
information on the OID web site.
Proposals may be submitted at any time during
the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly
basis. The next deadline is noon Thursday, April
Instructional or professional development projects
that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify
for funding through OID’s flexible grant
program. For further information, or to discuss
ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal,
– Libby Rankin, director, instructional
development, 777-3325 or firstname.lastname@example.org
will promote summer events
Are you planning a non-credit event at UND
this summer? Do you want more publicity for
your summer program? Contact us with your non-credit
event information to get listed on the UND summer
web site calendar.
The summer programs and events council will
market the summer web site throughout the spring
and into the summer beginning April 10. Submit
your information now to take part of the prime
marketing time, even if you don’t have
all the details finalized.
To submit your non-credit summer program information,
call 777-0841 or go to www.conted.und.edu/summer/events/plan/.
More reasons to submit your information:
• Free publicity
• Potential to reach a larger audience
• Post your summer brochure
• Potential resource for participants
By submitting your summer program information
to the summer calendar, it will automatically
be submitted to the main UND events calendar.
There is still time to submit your information
before our marketing efforts begin April 10.
Don’t miss out on a chance to be part
of something great.
If you have any questions, please visit www.summer.und.edu,
or contact me at 777-0841.
— Sara Satter, summer events program
health advisory committee applications sought
UND faculty and staff members are invited to
nominate students for the 2006-2007 student
health advisory committee (SHAC). Interested
students may also apply directly. SHAC promotes
communication between students and student health
services. Becoming a member will provide students
the opportunity to develop leadership skills,
gain valuable experience through interaction
with the student health services administrators,
medical providers, and staff, and be involved
with implementing change within our University.
The group allows students to effectively communicate
with the administrators, medical providers,
and staff of student health services. Members
provide staff and administrators with student
feedback obtained through SHAC activities, promotions,
and events. They also communicate observations
and suggestions of student health services back
to the campus population to provide open lines
of communication. Stop by the student health
promotion office in the Memorial Union, e-mail
or call 777-2097 to request a nomination form
and/or an application.
Completed applications must be returned by Tuesday,
April 18. Call 777-2097 for more information.
– Jane Croeker, health promotion advisor,
student health services
Friday holiday hours listed
Good Friday is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education
directives, Friday, April 14, will be observed
as Good Friday by faculty and staff members
of the University. Only those employees designated
by their department heads will be required to
work on this holiday.
– Greg Weisenstein, vice president for
academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson,
director, human resources
- Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library
over Easter weekend are: Thursday, April 13,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, April 14 (Good
Friday), closed; Saturday, April 15, 1 to
5 p.m.; Sunday, April 16 (Easter Sunday),
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
- Medical library:
Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
hours for Easter are: Thursday, April 13,
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, April 14 (Good
Friday), 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, April
15, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, April 16, closed;
Monday, April 17, 8 a.m. to midnight.
- Law library:
Easter weekend hours for Thormodsgard Law
Library are Friday, April 14, 8 a.m. to 5
p.m.; Saturday, April 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, April 16, closed; Monday, April 17,
7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Regular hours resume
Monday, April 17.
– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library
- Memorial Union:
- The Memorial Union will be closed Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, April 14-16 for the
- Operating hours for Thursday, April
13, and Monday, April 17, are:
- Administrative office: Thursday and
Monday, April 13 and 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30
- Barber shop: Friday, Thursday and Monday,
April 13 and 17, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
- Computer labs: Thursday, April 13, 7:30
a.m. to 5:45 p.m.; Monday, April 17, 7:30
a.m. to 1:45 a.m.*
- Craft center: Thursday, April 13, noon
to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 17, closed.
- Credit union: Thursday and Monday, April
13 and 17, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Dining center – Thursday, April
13, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Monday, April 17,
- Food court – Old Main Marketplace:
Thursday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
Monday, April 17, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Great Clips: Thursday and Monday, April
13 and 17, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
- Health promotion office: Thursday and
Monday, April 13 and 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30
- Info center: Thursday, April 13, 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 17, 8 a.m.
to 9 p.m.
- Internet cafe and pub area: Thursday,
April 13, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April
17, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Lifetime sports center: Thursday, April
13, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 17,
10 a.m. to 11 p.m.
- Parking office: Thursday and Monday,
April 13 and 17, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Post office: Thursday, April 13, 9 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 17, 9 a.m.
to 1 p.m.
- Services – Union: Thursday, April
13, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April
17, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
- Sign and design: Thursday, April 13,
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Monday, April 17, closed.
- Stomping Grounds: Thursday, April 13,
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday, April 17, closed.
- Student academic services: Thursday
and Monday, April 13 and 17, 8 a.m. to
- U Card office: Thursday, April 13, 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Monday, April 17, closed.
- U Snack C-Store: Thursday, April 13,
7 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Monday, April 17, closed.
- University learning center: Thursday
and Monday, April 13 and 17, 8 a.m. to
- Building hours: Thursday, April 13,
7 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Thursday, April 17,
7 a.m. to 2 a.m.*
- Normal hours resume Tuesday, April 18.
*Late night access resumes Monday, April
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
families needed for international students
ELS Language Centers on campus has opportunities
available for individuals and families to host
international students for a period of three
to 30 weeks. Host families provide the
student with a private room, meals, and transportation
to and from UND. Families receive $465 per month
to host ELS students. Please contact Jill
Shafer, center director, at 777-6755 for more
ELS English Language Centers is an intensive
English language program that provides classes
for international students seeking the academic
skills necessary to enter a U.S. university.
The center also provides international students
experiences with local university students by
arranging for conversation partners. If this
is something you think would be useful to your
students, please announce that there are opportunities
to volunteer one to two hours per week as a
conversation partner for an international student.
Please have interested students contact me.
— Jill Shafer, center director, 777-6785
sought for feature in next issue of Dimensions
The June 2006 issue of Dimensions will feature
faculty authors published in 2005/2006. If you
or someone in your department has written a
book, please send the author’s name and
title of the book, along with a brief description
to me. I will contact you for further information.
— Jan Orvik, editor, Dimensions, 777-3621,
Letter will become twice-weekly online publication
On May 15, the weekly University Letter and
the daily (or more) mass e-mails will be combined
into a twice-weekly e-mail and online news service
sent to every e-mail holder on campus. This
will actually increase the number of people
who receive University Letter, make access to
news more convenient and timely, and reduce
duplication. It will also eliminate confusion
between University Letter and the daily mass
mails, as well as reduce e-mail clutter.
You will receive an e-mail detailing University
Letter contents, with each story linked to the
online edition of University Letter. Just click
on the title 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
pool rates adjusted
On April 1, the North Dakota state fleet adjusted
their motor pool rates. Please use these rates
when calculating a trip using a motor pool vehicle.
Users of state vehicles are required to use
state fleet refueling sites in the State of
North Dakota when they are in a city with those
facilities. If you have any questions about
their locations, please contact our office prior
April 1, 2006
- 7 passenger
- 8 passenger
- 15 passenger
- 5 passenger
- 9 passenger
Van - full size
Van - 6 seats - 1 wheelchair
— Mary Metcalf, transportation manager
sought for The Big Event
The Big Event is seeking volunteers. To sign
up individually or as an organization, visit
or register in the Memorial Union from 10 a.m.
to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. The Big Event,
a one-day community service project, will be
held Saturday, April 22. For more information
– Meghan Flaagan, public relations coordinator,
24/7 photography contest extended
You still have time to take those great shots!
UND’s Graphics and Photography Society
(GaPS) and the student health advisory committee
have extended the popular UND 24/7 photography
contest to Nov. 1, 2006.
Photographs that reflect UND “Life”
must be taken on the University of North Dakota
campus anytime between Fall 2005 and Nov. 1,
2006. Prizes will be awarded in three different
categories: digital, black and white film, and
color film, with first, second, and third places
plus an overall grand prize. Winners will receive
prizes and the photographs be displayed on the
GaPS website, in various newsletters, at a Memorial
Union exhibition, and then permanently in student
health services. There is no limit on the number
of images you may submit. However, photographs
may not have been previously published.
The UND 24/7 contest is free and open to everyone.
Photographs must be submitted as 8x10 prints
and may not be framed or mounted. Photographs
will be judged based on content expression,
composition elements, and technical quality.
Submit images to Lynda Kenney in the Department
of Technology, 235B Starcher Hall.
For a complete set of official rules go to www.business.und.edu/gaps.
If you have any questions, please contact me.
– Lynda Kenney at Lynda.Kenney@und.edu.
leave sought for Jody Clauson
Jody Clauson from Children and Family Services
Training Center (social work department) is
in need of donated leave. Anyone interested
in donating sick leave or vacation hours may
contact Kathy Newman at CFSTC, 777-3704. She
will send you a donation of leave form to fill
out, or you can retrieve the form from the UND
web site under Payroll – Leave Forms.
All forms should be sent to Kathy Newman at
CFSTC, Box 7090, for processing – do not
send them to payroll. Your generosity is sincerely
– Children and Family Services Training
One lists features
Learn how military base realignment is affecting
communities on the next edition of Studio One
on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. The Grand Forks
Air Force Base is one of several bases around
the country that are making changes due to base
Realignment and Closure. The base’s refueling
tankers will be replaced y unmanned aerial vehicles,
which could save the military money and bring
new technology to the area. Some community leaders
are concerned a reduction in the number of personnel
at the base will negatively affect the city.
Find out more about the pros and cons of base
realignment on Studio One.
Also on the show this week, see how the University
of North Dakota men’s hockey team turned
a rebuilding year into a Cinderella story. Although
the Sioux began this season with 13 freshmen,
UND earned a trip to the Frozen Four for the
second year in a row.
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
recipes needed for Staff Senate cookbook
The Staff Senate fundraising/scholarship subcommittee
is extending the deadline for submitting recipes
for the Staff Senate cookbook. More recipes
from staff and faculty are needed. Proceeds
will be used to fund scholarships and future
projects of Staff Senate.
Please be a part of creating the next Staff
Senate cookbook by submitting your favorite
recipes on the form that is available on the
Staff Senate web site (www.und.nodak.edu/org/undss)
under Cookbook Information. You can submit your
form by printing a hard copy of the form and
send it to Linda Skarsten, Box 7092, or electronically
Complete instructions can be found on the web
Along with your recipe(s), include your full
name, department, and number of years at UND.
Extended deadline for submitting recipes is
Thank you for your assistance.
— Staff Senate fundraising/scholarship
Center offers full-time child care
The University Children’s Center, which
is located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, offers
child care for children ages 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.
|Head Start children
(arriving at UCC at 11:30 a.m.), $20
staff and Greater Grand Forks community
|Head Start children
(arriving at UCC at 11:30 a.m.), $21
The University Apartment Resident (UAR)
discount of $2 per day or half-day still
For additional care (hourly rate), $4
For additional information, please call 777-3947.
You may also visit the UCC web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University
sought for memory study
The psychology department is recruiting volunteers
to participate in a study testing memory. Volunteers
must be 30 years of age or older and will be
paid for a one-hour commitment. If you are interested,
please call (701) 610-6429 to leave a voice
mail with your name and phone number. Please
state that the message is for the memory study.
A researcher will contact you to set up an appointment.
Lead researchers for this study are Ric Ferraro
and Lisa Bemus.
sought for parent focus groups
We are recruiting parent focus group participants.
Parents (either mother or father who typically
provides children’s meals) who have a
child aged between 3 to 5 years with a body
mass index above 85th percentile, who understand
English are invited. Participants in the focus
group will discuss their physical activity and
eating patterns, beliefs, and parents’
roles in children’s activities. Parents
who stay for the entire group meeting (approximately
two to three hours) will receive a $50 gift
certificate. Further information can be obtained
by calling Lek Seal at 777-4544.
– College of Nursing
sought for body composition study
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
is seeking men and women age 18 and over for
a body composition study. The assessment will
last approximately 90 minutes and volunteers
could earn up to $40.
This study will identify a valid field (non-laboratory)
method for measuring body composition. Body
composition is used to describe the amount of
muscle, bone, fat, and water in the body. Body
composition assessment is useful for identifying
risk factors for chronic disease. For example,
excess body fat increases the risk for diabetes,
heart disease, and high blood pressure, and
low bone mineral density may increase the risk
The study is open to people who are:
- Weigh less than 350 pounds;
- Shorter than 6 feet, 3 inches;
- Women must not be pregnant or lactating;
- Have no known condition that may affect
body composition or body water balance, such
as cancer, kidney disease, or liver disease;
- Have no metal or plastic inserts, such
as hip or knee replacements;
- Have no known condition that affects your
breathing, such as asthma or lung disease;
- Not taking any diuretics (water pills)
or medications that influence body water or
lung function(e.g. beta-agonists).
Volunteers are required to:
- Wear tight-fitting clothing, such as spandex;
- Will not consume caffeine, not participate
in physical activity, and not shower/bathe/sit
in a shower four hours before testing;
- Will not consume alcohol 24 hours prior
- Refrain from eating two hours before testing
or eat only a light meal two hours before
- Men will shave beard on the day of testing;
mustaches and goatees okay.
If you would like an application for this study,
please call Dorothy Olson at (701) 795-8396
or (800) 562-4032; or apply online by going
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
volunteers sought for pesticide study
Adult volunteers are sought for a study on
“Occupation Type, Pesticide Exposure,
and Neuropsychological Function: The Case for
Agricultural Workers,” by Ric Ferraro,
Purpose: To examine if some occupations (farmers
vs. non-farmers) are more risky than others
and how pesticide exposure possibly contributes
to this increased risk. Farm-related occupations
are commonly exposed to various pesticides,
yet little is known how this exposure impacts
neuropsychological (i.e., thinking, problem-solving,
decision-making, memory) performance. This performance
may be worse in those who are at a higher risk
for pesticide exposure. Also, the aging process
may increase as a result of this exposure risk.
Thus, participants across a wide age range (35
to 74 years of age) will be tested.
Participants: Farmers will be defined as those
with a documented history of an occupation that
involves chronic pesticide exposure (e.g., farmer,
farm worker, agricultural/livestock/grain farmer,
aerial pesticide applicator). Members of this
group will also have performed farm or farm-related
work for one week in the previous month. Chronic
pesticide exposure will be defined as three
consecutive workdays and exposure cannot be
the result of accidents, safety violations,
or weather. Non-farmers will be defined as those
who have never performed farm work and have
an occupation that is not related to farming
(e.g., nurse, secretary, school teacher). A
total of 25 to 30 farmers and 25 to 30 non-farmers
are needed for this initial study and all must
be between the ages of 35 to 74, have normal
or corrected-to-normal vision and must also
be able to transport themselves to the psychology
building, Corwin-Larimore Hall. Each participant
will receive $50 for their time and effort and
the entire experiment will last approximately
one hour. Each participate will receive a random
subject number and all analyses will be at a
group level rather than at the individual level
as a way to increase confidentiality.
Testing: Participants will read and sign a consent
form, followed by a series of paper and pencil
tests of neuropsychological functioning (background
questionnaire, mood scale, anxiety scale, vocabulary
test, mini-mental status examination, digit
symbol, Boston naming test, and immediate/delayed
logical memory). Participants will also fill
out a pesticide exposure questionnaire and will
be required to supply a urine sample. With the
assistance of the Centers for Disease Control
(CDC), Atlanta, Ga., the urine sample will be
analyzed for metabolites of herbicides (including
2, 4 D), organophosphorus pesticides (including
chlorpyrifos), and the pyrethroid insecticides,
and will also pick up the most commonly used
Importance: The paper and pencil data will be
correlated with the pesticide exposure and urine
data to see if, as mentioned earlier, occupations
that result in pesticide exposure are related
to worse neuropsychological test performance
and if this exposure results in what could be
termed premature aging. The farm and non-farm
groups will be compared using statistical analysis.
To volunteer, contact me.
– Ric Ferraro, psychology, (701) 777-2414;
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 me at 777-3260. Please note
the correct number.
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology
sought for selenium study
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
is seeking men and women, age 18 and over, for
a year-long study that will determine the effects
of lower doses of selenium in raising blood
plasma selenium concentrations.
Selenium is a mineral, similar to sulfur, found
in almost all foods, but in higher concentrations
in fish, meat, and wheat products.
Results of studies with animal tumor models
and human clinical trials suggest that selenium
can prevent tumors if consumed at levels greater
than nutritional requirements. Current trials
in the U.S. and Europe are evaluating the anti-carcinogenic
potential of long-term supplementation of 200
micrograms of selenium per day.
If it is possible to increase plasma selenium
concentrations with less than 200 mcg. of selenium
per day, then it is possible that supplementation
can be accomplished through diet rather than
Participants will live at home and continue
to enjoy their favorite foods and drinks (with
minor restrictions) and they could earn up to
During the course of the study, participants
will take a daily pill containing 0, 50, 100,
or 200 micrograms of selenium. Every month,
they will stop by the nutrition center to get
weighed and to pick up supplements. Every three
months, they will have blood drawn, provide
a urine sample, be weighed and return a questionnaire.
The study is open to smokers and non-smokers.
Women must not be pregnant or lactating. Individuals
must not have chronic liver or kidney disease
and have not taken nutritional supplements containing
more than 100 micrograms of selenium within
the last six months. They also are not allowed
to give plasma donations during the study. Prescription
medication during the study will be decided
on an individual basis.
If you would like an application for this study,
please call Dorothy Olson at 795-8396 or (800)
562-4032; or apply online by going to http://ars.usda.gov/npa/gfhnrc.
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
sought for breast health study
We are recruiting women who are interested
in participating in a study to develop methods
to detect breast cancer early.
The purpose of the study is to identify normal
and tumor specific proteins of breast fluid
obtained from nipple aspiration that may be
useful in the future to detect early breast
cancer. The study is recruiting women, 35 years
or older, who have no known breast disease.
The study is also recruiting women, 35 years
or older who have been diagnosed with breast
cancer or a lump that may be breast cancer,
or had mammography that is suggestive of breast
Women must be able to read and understand English,
not have been pregnant for at least two years,
not planning a pregnancy, and who have not breastfed
for two years. To participate, either with or
without a breast cancer diagnosis, women must
be otherwise healthy. The study requires one
to two clinic visits in Grand Forks. Parking
or taxi/bus voucher provided. On completion
of the study, a $50 payment will be mailed.
Further information can be obtained by calling
the nurse investigators at the UND College of
Nursing: Chandice Covington at 777-4553 or Sun-Mi
Chae at 777-4323.
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 campus.
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 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.
– Wellness Center, 777-6476