42, Number 31: April 8, 2005
institutional self evaluation update examining the use
of American Indian mascots, nicknames and logos
|EVENTS TO NOTE
discussions held in conjunction with Museum exhibit
Chester Fritz Auditorium lists events
Eli Lilly scientist to present in biomedical
EPSCoR sponsors proposal and grant seminar
Profs will webcast April 8 solar eclipse
Reception will honor Pam Hurdelbrink,
36th Time Out Wacipi set for April 8-10
Students admitted free to powwow
Transfer Getting Started program is April
Graduate faculty invited to spring meeting
CPR, AED training offered to employees
On Teaching session will focus on mid-career
Music hosts Festival of Women in the
U2 lists workshops
One Mic will be held Wednesday nights
Philosophy plans colloquium
CSD hosts colloquium
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
Multicultural awareness workshops held
ND EPSCoR offers April 15 seminar
Civic engagement luncheon, presentations
set for April 15
Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Bailey
runs through April 28
PPT holds Friday seminar series
“Tunnel of Oppression” will
PBK visiting scholar will present “The
Partisan Polarization of American Politics”
Coleman presents “The Flower, The
Leaf, and Philippa of Lancaster”
Anthropology Club hosts film series
Burtness Theatre will show last play
Beginner grantwriting workshop held at
Retirement reception will honor Art Hiltner
Gathering will remember Bernard O’Kelly
University hosts fourth annual R&D
Hydrogen-powered vehicle will be unveiled
Children invited to hands-on learning
Doctoral examination set for Stacie Iken
Frank Wenstrom lecture set for April
Apply for BORDERS training by April 15
Agenda items due for May 6 IRB meeting
CRC offers mediation seminars
provides expert advice to help Canadians implement new
mercury control standards
Flying Team seeks to retain national title
New certificate courses added
Business, registrar’s offices, graduate
school open at 9 a.m.
Volunteers sought to assist with powwow
Student Employment Week is April 10-16
Records retention policy available online
Use online form for surplus property
Please return policies notification form
UND will no longer be permitted to charge
Target purchases with in-store credit account
Student government sponsors charity wristbands
Summer jobs will be posted May 11
Meritorious awards deadline is April 13
Beware of scam e-mails
Studio One lists features
“Start Your Engines” event
Please fill out wellness center intramural
Tobacco cessation benefits available
institutional self evaluation update examining
the use of American Indian mascots, nicknames
In conjunction with the update requested by
the NCAA relative to our use of our intercollegiate
athletics Native American nickname, an opportunity
for comments from the University community is
For us to adequately and accurately complete
the required evaluation, please forward information
which may shed additional insights into how
the University of North Dakota uses its Native
American nickname. Since this is an update from
previously requested and supplied information,
please confine your comments to information
generated by new events after September 2002
which was the date of the original submission
of information to the NCAA.
As you know, the president’s office has
received hundreds if not thousands of documents
such as letters, news items, editorials, tribal
council resolutions, etc., over the years regarding
this issue. We also are in possession of surveys
of alumni, students, faculty, staff, and the
general public. Additionally all materials gathered
during February 2000 to November 2000 by the
Nickname Commission are still close at hand.
Simply put, the University of North Dakota currently
has, by far, the most data, anecdotes, written
opinions, news articles, editorials, references
to academic studies, and notes in its possession
than any other institution of higher education
regarding this issue.
That said, two major events since 2000 to have
occurred at the University of North Dakota that
are especially relevant to this undertaking.
One was an inquiry by the Office of Civil Rights
regarding alleged discriminatory activities
at the University of North Dakota relating to
the Fighting Sioux issue. That inquiry, while
rendering no findings of discriminatory activities,
did, however, move the University toward an
institutional-wide compliance by, in part, instituting
harassment training activities. The Oct. 26,
2004 OCR Compliance Update filed with the Office
of Civil Rights determined that the University
had fully complied by, among other efforts,
revising its harassment policy, informing its
constituency of the policy, and training its
community regarding harassment issues.
Another intervening critical event was the site
visit from the Higher Learning Commission in
conjunction with our 10-year accreditation requirement.
As you know, that commission specifically spoke
to the use of the Native American nickname at
the University of North Dakota, mentioning that
in their opinion the nickname was an impediment
to the mission of UND.
Should any faculty member, student, or staff
member wish to provide comments which would
provide specific new (emphasis added) insights
beyond those articulated previously on this
issue please forward your comments to Phil Harmeson,
chair, steering committee, NCAA Institutional
Self Evaluation, Office of the President, Box
8193, University of North Dakota, or e-mail
them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please have any comments completed by close
of business Friday, April 15, 2005.
— Phil Harmeson, senior associate to
the president and chair, steering committee,
NCAA Institutional Self Evaluation
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 Museum.
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
Fritz Auditorium lists events
Following is the calendar of
events at the Chester Fritz Auditorium:
- April 7, 7 p.m., Exploring
the American Indian Experience – A Celebration
of Life: Understanding the Powwow Experience.
- April 11, 7:30 p.m., UND
Jazz Ensemble Concert.
- April 14, 7 p.m., author
Hank Nuwer, “Hazing and Binge Drinking:
When Rites Go Wrong.”
- April 15, 9 a.m., speaker
Jane Elliot, “Anatomy of Prejudice.”
- April 19, 7:30 p.m., Fiddler
on the Roof.
- April 23, 7 p.m., Sisters
of the Holy Rock.
- April 28, 7:30 p.m., UND
Wind Ensemble and University Band Concert.
A complete schedule of events can be found
— Betty Allan, event and program coordinator,
Chester Fritz Auditorium
Lilly scientist to present in biomedical science
This Friday’s Foundations of Biomedical
Science lecture is from Srinivasan Chandrasekhar
of the Lilly Research Laboratories in Indianapolis,
Ind. Dr. Chandrasekhar’s presentation
explores his research into how cells comprising
our joint cavities “mutiny” and
degrade the cartilage that cushions and protects
our major weight-bearing joints, a condition
known as osteoarthritis. Dr. Chandrasekhar’s
will speak at 1 p.m. Friday, April 8,
in 5510 of Medical Science. His talk is titled
”Intracellular Signal Transduction Pathways
in the Regulation of Extracellular Matrix Degrading
Enzymes.” Anyone concerned or interested
in this common (and growing) health problem
is welcome to attend.
As our society ages, osteoarthritis is becoming
a major health concern. Fully half of the U.S.
population will develop symptoms of osteoarthritis
by age 65, with loss in mobility and productivity
and significant joint pain requiring a sizable
expenditure of health care resources in therapeutic
and pharmacologic intervention.
While osteoarthritis has many possible causes,
we can picture its early stages consisting of
activation of the synovial cells within the
knee joint, leading to destruction of cartilage.
The damaged cartilage is unable to perform its
cushioning and protective functions, ultimately
leading to loss of mobility and joint pain.
The destruction of cartilage may be triggered
by a variety of soluble factors released from
the activated synovial cells, or can also be
physically self-perpetuating (i.e., biochemically
active fragments of damaged cartilage can also
induce further damage). The soluble enzymes
responsible for much of the cartilage damage
are matrix metallo-proteinases (MMPs), primarily
MMP-13, an interstitial type of collagenase,
and MMP-1, the classical tissue-borne collagenase.
MMP expression is regulated by a variety of
post receptor activation steps. Dr. Chandrasekhar’s
lab explored the differing pathways that these
collagenase molecules are expressed in normal
and damaged tissues.
For more information about this seminar, contact
— Jon Jackson, anatomy and cell biology.
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 777-2492.
– Richard Schultz, director, ND EPSCoR,
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 be fully visible. In Panama,
the UND solar eclipse team will be situated
directly in the path of the annular portion.
The southern states in the United States will
be able to see a portion of the solar eclipse,
a partial solar eclipse, but experience less
than 50 percent coverage of the sun. At the
Panama location the UND eclipse team will be
transmitting the annular part of the solar eclipse
live with multicast technology. The eclipse
team will also have a chat room where anyone
can share the experience with viewers from around
the world. Schools, libraries and the public
are being urged to tune in to this unique event
and experience it live. Please visit the web
site at http://www.und.edu/solar-eclipse
and download the free viewer and chatroom software.
While in Panama, the UND solar eclipse team
will collaborate with scientists in Panama and
coordinate re-broadcasting efforts with observatory
stations around the world.
– Ron Marsh, computer science
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., in 404 Twamley Hall.
Pam Hurdelbrink began her career with the 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, Grand Forks.
Grand entries are 7 p.m. Friday, 1 and 7 p.m. Saturday,
and 1 p.m. Sunday. 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
admitted free to powwow
All UND students will be admitted free of charge at
the 36th annual Time Out Wacipi (powwow) to be held
at the Hyslop Sports Center Friday, Saturday
and Sunday, April 8, 9, and 10. Students
must show their current campus I.D. upon entering
– American Indian Student Services
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 to other departments
who will showcase the University to transfer students
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 me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call 777-4083.
– Sommer Bjerknes, academic advisor, student
faculty invited to spring meeting
Graduate faculty are invited to attend
the spring meeting Monday, April 11,
at 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Refreshments
will be available.
– Joseph Benoit, graduate dean
AED training offered to employees
The Environmental Training Institute will offer CPR/AED
classes for UND employees 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
Teaching session will focus on mid-career teaching
"What Does It Mean to Be Mid-Career? Implications
for Teaching” is the topic for the next On Teaching
session from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 12.
In our discussion, we’ll consider how mid-career
teaching is different: The work may feel less stressful,
perhaps, but does that mean less passionate? If so,
how do you counteract that? Is this a stage of greater
professional competence and confidence? A stage of
actively seeking out new teaching challenges —
maybe experimentation with new curricula, courses,
and pedagogies? Do the satisfactions, challenges,
and opportunities change?
All of these questions will be explored in this discussion.
Faculty who define themselves as “mid-career”
are especially invited to attend, but the session
may also be of interest to those at other stages in
their professional lives. To register for this session,
call 777-4998 or e-mail email@example.com.
Lunch will be provided by OID, but sign-ups must be
received by noon Friday, April 8.
— Joan Hawthorn
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 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,
- 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
and poet Philippe Costaglioli, and KYMA, an interactive
hardware/software system that manipulates live sound.
Friday, April 15, Josephine Campbell
Recital Hall, 7:30 p.m.
- 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
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 Committee.
Below are U2 workshops for April 12-21.
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;
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.
- 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 learn to create PDFs. Presenters: Shawn
Leake and Sherry Metzger.
- Supervisor’s Role with Work-Related
Injuries: April 19, 1 to 2 p.m.,
Conference Room, Auxiliary Services. This
class is designed to identify the role and
responsibilities of the supervisor when a
work-related injury has taken place. The workshop
will review UND’s procedures as well
as information about the North Dakota Workers’
Compensation Bureau. Presenter: Claire Moen.
- Defensive Driving: April 20,
8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech
Incubator. This workshop is required by state
fleet for all 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: Jason Uhlir.
- Fire Safety and Prevention: What
You Need to Know: April 21, 10 a.m.
to noon, 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover
issues related to fire and life safety. Fires
are emergencies that can be devastating to
individuals at both the workplace, and at
home. In addition to learning about basic
fire safety principles, participants will
receive instruction and hands-on experience
in the use of portable fire extinguishers.
Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
- "Creating Purposeful Strategies
to Engage New Students”: April 21,
noon to 2 p.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union.
This is a teleconference offered through the
National Resource Center for the First-Year
experience and Students in Transition-University
of South Carolina. 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: 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.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program
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’s
last night will be at the Loading Dock Wednesday,
– Multicultural student services
A philosophy colloquium, “Pierre
Teilhard de Chardin,” will be presented
by H. James Birx, distinguished research scholar,
anthropology, State University of New York,
Geneseo, Thursday, April 14,
at 4 p.m. in 300 Merrifield Hall.
Professor Birx will critically examine the remarkable
life, provocative thought, and ongoing influence
of Pierre Teilhard de Chardin, the geopaleontologist
and Jesuit priest who attempted to present a
dynamic synthesis of science and theology in
terms of cosmic evolution and planetary convergence.
Teilhard’s scientific research in China
included his participating in the discovery
of the fossil hominid specimens known as Peking
Man, while his religious reflections contributed
to his writing The Phenomenon of Man (1838-1940),
a controversial book that envisioned a mystical
end-goal for our emerging species on earth.
Birx will focus on the four essential concepts
of Teihard’s bold philosophy, which argues
that humankind does hold a special place within
this unfolding universe. Along the way, Birx
will compare and contrast Teilhard’s interpretation
of evolution with those interpretations that
have been offered by other evolutionists, both
past and present.
– Philosophy and religion
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 Aphasia.”
The CSD Colloquia series is supported this year
by a grant from the Office of Instructional
– Manish Rami, communication sciences
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908
University Ave., hosts international nights
on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The April 14
program will feature the Philippines. Please
– International programs, 777-6438
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 community.
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 the internationally recognized lecturer,
diversity trainer, and recipient of the National
Mental Health Association Award for Excellence
in Education, Jane Elliott. 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, and ethnocentrism.
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,
so 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 speak 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information on the events please call
Please join us and help make these workshops
– Student government
EPSCoR offers April 15 seminar
ND EPSCoR will offer a leadership seminar at
211 Skalicky Tech Incubator Friday,
April 15. 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.
RSVP by Wednesday, April 6,
to 777-2492 or RichardSchultz@mail.und.nodak.edu.
– Richard Schultz, ND EPSCoR, UND
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
of Fine Arts exhibition by Bailey runs through
Master of Fine Arts exhibition by Jim Bailey,
opens Monday, April 18, and
runs through Thursday, April 28,
at the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery, Hughes
Fine Arts Center. Gallery hours are 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. The opening
reception is set for Wednesday, April
20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m.
– Art department
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 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,
visiting scholar will present “The Partisan
Polarization of American Politics”
Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar
Gary C. Jacobson of the University of California,
San Diego will be on campus Monday and Tuesday,
April 18 and 19, to present the Phi
Beta Kappa lecture in conjunction with the spring
Phi Beta Kappa banquet and initiation. His talk,
“The Partisan Polarization of American
Politics” is open to the public and takes
place at 8 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial
Union. Dr. Jacobson will also speak in a number
of classes during his two-day visit, including
Mary Kweit’s Legislative and Executive
Process, the American Government classes of
Mark Jendrysik and Jason Jensen, and Barbara
Handy-Marchello’s U.S. History Since 1877.
A reception open to the public will be held
April 19 in 283 Gamble Hall, from 3:30 to 5
p.m., hosted by the political science department
and honors program.
Dr. Jacobson is professor of political science
at the University of California, San Diego,
where he has taught since 1979. He holds an
undergraduate degree from Stanford, and his
graduate degrees are from Yale University. He
specializes in the study of U. S. elections,
parties, interest groups, and Congress, and
his current research focuses on partisan polarization
in American politics. Jacobson has served on
the board of overseers of National Elections
Studies and on the council and as treasurer
of the American Political Science Association,
as well as chair of APSA’s elections review
committee. He is a fellow of the American Academy
of Arts and Sciences. He has published numerous
articles and is the author of Money in Congressional
Elections, The Politics of Congressional Elections,
and The Electoral Origins of Divided Government.
He has co-authored Strategy and Choice in Congressional
Elections and The Logic of American Politics.
– Phi Beta Kappa
presents “The Flower, The Leaf, and Philippa
Joyce Coleman, associate professor
of English, will give a lecture titled, “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
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 19, Carandiru; Tuesday,
May 3, The Story of the Weeping Camel.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
Theatre will show last play of season
Alcohol abuse, domestic violence,
and teen bullying are three of troublesome problems
that exist in the Grand Forks community. Paul
Zindel’s play, The Effect of Gamma Rays
on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds, presented by theatre
arts, openly addresses these issues at Burtness
Theatre April 19-23.
The Pulitzer Prize-winning play is a poignant,
haunting American drama that has stood the test
of time and earned several awards, including
an Obie Award for best play of the 1970 season
and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award
for best American play of the year.
The play centers on the struggles of two teenage
daughters raised by their mother, “Betty
the Loon,” in the community that sees
them as oddballs and outcasts. And yet, hope
springs eternal. The title of the play is also
the subject of the younger daughter, Tillie’s,
school science project that studies the effect
of gamma ray radiation on marigolds that she
grows at home. According to Gaye Burgess, the
director of the production, “The play’s
theme focuses on the handling of adversity in
our lives and how we can continue to believe
in ourselves, change our futures and ultimately
survive.” The play will serve as a springboard
vehicle to explore relevant social issues within
our community and provide a continuing education
credit to professional social workers and counselors
throughout North Dakota. The theatre arts, counseling
and social work departments are working together
and targeting approximately 300 teenagers with
a pre- and post-show questionnaire that will
help to assess the impact the play’s performance
has on student understanding and attitudes toward
relevant social issues.
Also, a special free performance for social
workers and counselors in North Dakota will
be held Wednesday, April 22,
at 10 a.m., followed by free lunch and breakout
sessions with discussion of social issues inherent
in the play. To sign up for this performance
and the breakout sessions, call 777-4941.
Evening performances April 19-23 start at 7:30
p.m. All tickets are $12, $6 with a student
I.D. For more information and reservations please
call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587.
– Burtness Theatre
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 visit www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting.
— Continuing education
reception will honor Art Hiltner
A reception for Art Hiltner,
professor of accountancy, will be held at the
Stone Alumni Center Thursday, April
21, from 3 to 4:30 p.m.
– Mary Loyland, accountancy
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 www.und.edu/dept.our/uletter/.
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
hosts fourth annual R&D Showcase
The University will host R&D
Showcase IV, “The Next Step: Commercializing
Science,” Friday, April 22,
at the Alerus Center. Attendees will discover
how the research conducted by universities can
develop into business opportunities and commercial
success for North Dakota. Attendees will also
learn how the Red River Valley Research Corridor
can position itself to be a world-class technology
park that will stimulate the economy of North
Dakota and the surrounding region.
The R&D Showcase will enhance knowledge
of biotechnology as well as significant research
developments in the areas of aerospace, computer
science, energy, engineering, materials science,
microelectronics, and polymers and coatings.
Speakers and topics include:
- “Beyond the Foundations of Infectious
Disease Infrastructure: An Architect’s
Perspective,” by Scott Stirton, CEO,
Smith Carter Architects and Engineers Incorporated,
- “Computing: An Intellectual Lever
for Multidisciplinary Discovery” by
Daniel Reed, director of Renaissance Computing
Institute, Chancellor’s Eminent Professor,
and vice-chancellor for information technology,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
- “Understanding the Role of University
Technology Transfer” by Bruce Burton,
principal and national director of intellectual
asset management services, Deloitte Consulting,
LLP, Chicago, Ill.
- “Technology-Based Economic Development:
Federal, State and Private Sector Roles”
by Linda Butts, director of economic development
and finance, North Dakota Department of Commerce,
Bismarck; Joseph Chapman, president, NDSU;
Charles Kupchella, president, UND; Rick Pauls,
managing director, CentreStone Ventures, Winnipeg,
Manitoba; Delore Zimmerman, coordinator, Red
River Valley Research Corridor Coordinating
Center, Grand Forks; and panel facilitator
Peter Alfonso, vice president for research,
Over 400 participants from North Dakota and
the surrounding region are expected to attend
this year’s conference. Last year, the
conference drew many decision-makers including
business leaders, educators, researchers, entrepreneurs,
legislators, students and everyone interested
in advancing the region’s economic development
by commercializing science. There is no cost
to attend the R&D Showcase IV, but pre-registration
by April 11 is encouraged to guarantee a spot.
Register online at www.conted.und.edu/rdshowcase.
For more information contact UND conference
services at 866-579-2663 or 777-2663.
– Conference services, continuing education
vehicle will be unveiled April 22
The Society for Energy Alternatives,
a student organization that builds solar cars
and fuel cell cars as a way of educating the
public about alternative energy, will unveil
their latest car, a hydrogen-powered fuel cell
vehicle, Friday, April 22,
from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Betty Engelstad
Sioux Center. The public is invited.
- Society for Energy Alternatives
invited to hands-on learning fair
The 14th annual Hands-On Learning
Fair will be held Saturday, April 23,
from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Purpur Arena in
Grand Forks. With the theme, Play is FUNdamental,
this year’s community celebration will
feature a large variety of learning activities.
Children age birth to 7 and their families are
invited to the event, which also includes complimentary
healthy snacks, parent information, and the
mayor’s proclamation at 9:45 a.m.
The Hands-On Learning Fair observes April as
the Month of the Young Child and Child Abuse
Prevention Month. Sponsors are the Northeast
Chapter of the North Dakota Association for
the Education of Young Children, Child Care
Resource and Referral, Healthy Families Region
IV, and Grand Forks County Social Services.
Play is truly the child’s work. As your
child learns, you can have fun, relieve stress,
celebrate childhood, and create memories –
and the Hands-On Learning Fair is totally free.
For more information, call Dawnita at 787-8551
or Rae Ann at 335-4138.
– Jo-Anne Yearwood, director, University
examination set for Stacie Iken
The final examination for Stacie
L. Iken, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with
a major in teaching and learning: higher education,
is set for 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, April
27, in Room 206, Education building.
The dissertation title is “Servant Leadership
in Higher Education: Exploring Perceptions of
Educators and Staff Employed in a University
Setting.” Richard Landry (educational
foundations and research) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
Wenstrom lecture set for April 27
The Bureau of Governmental Affairs
second annual Frank Wenstrom lecture series
will feature speaker Dale Wetzel, North Dakota
Associated Press writer, 6:30 p.m. Wednesday,
April 27, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
– Matthew Leipham, political science
and public administration
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 Sioux
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 and Altru Health System; Linda Olson,
BORDERS; Tim Shea, Altru Health System; Jeffrey
Verhey, Trinity Health Center, Minot; and Tracy
The target audience is physicians, physician
assistants, advanced practice nurses, RNs/LPNs,
pharmacy professionals, public health professionals,
social workers, counselors, psychologists, EMS
personnel, other health and human service professionals
and students in the health professions.
Continuing education credits are available.
To receive an application, call (701) 780-5913
or e-mail your request to email@example.com
by Friday, April 15.
– BORDERS Alert and Ready
items due for May 6 IRB meeting
The institutional review board
will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, May 6,
in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research
proposals submitted to research development
and compliance before Tuesday, April
26. Proposals received later will be
considered only if a quorum has reviewed them
and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by
the clinical medical subcommittee before being
brought to the full board. Proposals are due
in the RD&C Tuesday, April 19.
Minutes from the meeting will be available in
the RD&C approximately a week after the
– John Madden (communication sciences
and disorders), chair, institutional review
offers mediation seminars
The Conflict Resolution Center
will offer two mediation seminars.
A May civil mediation seminar is set for May
16-20, Red River Valley Room, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m. Cost for UND staff, faculty, and students
is $295, a savings of $580, with an additional
$100 for two continuing education graduate credits
(COUN 900, workshop-seminar credits).
A family mediation seminar is set for June
8-10 and June 13-15 (a
split week), at a location to be announced.
Cost for staff, faculty, and students is $295,
a savings of $580, with an additional $100 for
two continuing education graduate credits (COUN
900, workshop-seminar credits).
Contact Gail at 777-3664 or register online
— Gail Colwell, administrative assistant,
Conflict Resolution Center
provides expert advice to help Canadians implement
new mercury control standards
The Energy & Environmental Research Center
recently presented key information on mercury
control technologies for coal-fired power plants
to the Canadian Council of Ministers of the
Environment. An overview of the status of new
technologies was presented as well as how they
apply to Canadian power plants and the economics
and logistics involved with installing them
Both the United States and Canada are embarking
on implementing first-time mercury standards
for coal-fired electric power plants. On March
15, 2005, the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency (EPA) released the Clean Air Mercury
Rule, which calls for a 21 percent reduction
of mercury by 2010 and a 69 percent reduction
Canada is also expected to develop nationwide
standards this year. The information provided
by the EERC will allow Canadian officials to
move forward on developing appropriate Canada-wide
mercury standards for coal-fired power plants
given the effectiveness and availability of
Because of its ongoing technology development,
field testing projects, and world-renowned mercury
expertise, the EERC is strategically positioned
to provide the necessary information on emerging
mercury control technologies. The technology
update was presented as part of a two-day workshop
in Calgary, Alberta, to a group of over 50 stakeholders
from across Canada, including porovincial officials,
environmentalists, industrial representatives,
and public interest representatives.
– Energy & Environmental Research
Team seeks to retain national title
The UND Flying Team will travel to Kansas State
University in Salina to compete against 29 of
the nation’s top flying programs from
11 regions around the country to defend its
national championship title in the National
Collegiate Flying Association’s (NIFA)
Safety and Flight Evaluation Conference (SAFECON)
April 26-30. If successful,
the Flying Team would win their 14th
national championship in the last 20 years.
The team consists of 22 aviation student body
members. These members are volunteers who have
made a commitment of time and effort to be a
part of the team. The team participates in two
competitions annually – a regional qualifying
competition and the national competition to
determine the national championship.
The UND Flying Team has won the regional championship
since 1972 with the exception of fall 1975 and
fall 1988 and has held the national NIFA title
for 13 of the past 20 years.
The UND Flying Team is a member of the National
Intercollegiate Flying Association (NIAF), the
sanctioning body for the regional and national
SAFECON competitions. SAFECON places a special
emphasis on safety of flight operations. The
competition consists of 11 events, four flying
events and seven ground events which test a
variety of piloting skills.
The championship team will be announced during
an evening banquet April 30.
– Odegard School
certificate courses added
The certificate programs office in the Division
of Continuing Education has added the following
courses. All are delivered online by nationally
recognized instructors. Many qualify for training
covered under Job Service. They are: Six Sigma
Black Belt, MBA Prep, Certified Business Manager,
Human Resources for Healthcare Professionals,
Corporate Governance and Ethics, Global English,
Certified National Pharmaceutical Representative,
Seven Steps to Leading High Achieving Teams,
AutoCAD 2005, Digital Arts Certificate, and
Multimedia Design Certificate.
For more information, or to view our entire
listing of courses, go to www.conted.und.edu/certificates.
You may also call 777-4269 or 877-450-1841 toll-free.
– Becky Rude, continuing education
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
sought to assist with powwow security
I have been asked by UNDIA to head up the volunteer
security group for this year’s powwow
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, April 8-10. I
am seeking support from faculty, staff and administration
to help with security of this wonderful event.
The volunteer security will perform duties such
as door checks, crowd control, assist those
in need, provide directions and information
to guests, and assist with other small projects
as needed. I am asking individuals to sign up
in two- to three-hour blocks.
If you are willing to assist with this event,
please contact my office at 777-4362 or Linda
at 777-4259. Thanks in advance for your continued
– MC Diop, multicultural student services
Employment Week is April 10-16
The week of April 10-16
has been designated as Student Employment Week.
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 nice).
– Cathy Jelinek, federal work-study clerk
retention policy available online
The records retention schedule can be found
Included in this records retention schedule
are exams/homework/papers/projects that are
held by the university departments and/or faculty
Please note that the School of Medicine and
Health Sciences (SMHS) has its own records and
information management program and that departments
and offices should contact Susan Carlson, firstname.lastname@example.org,
records manager for the SMHS, for more information
If you have any questions regarding this feel
free to contact me.
– Chris Austin, records manager, Austin@law.und.edu,
online form for surplus property
If your department has surplus
property, please go to the facilities web site
at www.facilities.und.nodak.edu and click on
surplus property to access the latest form.
Part A of the form needs to be completed by
the department, then please fax or intercampus
mail the form to facilities (fax 777-3435 or
Box 9012). If your department is looking for
surplus property, there is a list of items available
on the facilities web site at the same location.
This list of available surplus property items
will be updated every two weeks. If you are
interested in these items, please contact facilities
central receiving at 777-3125.
return policies notification form
The annual policies notification information
recently mailed to all employees at UND was
sent as a compliance requirement by North Dakota
risk management and the State Board of Higher
Education. It is important that you read these
policies and acknowledge that you understand
them by returning the UND memorandum with your
signature. You are asked to keep the policies
notification flyer. The memorandum is due back
to human resources or your department HR manager
by April 6. If you have not
returned your signed statement, please do so
as soon as possible.
– Diane Nelson, director, human resources
will no longer be permitted to charge Target purchases
with in-store credit account
Recently Target sent a mailing to many UND departments
with information on a new business account program
offered at Target which replaces the existing in-store
credit program. Due to certain limitations with the
new program, UND has decided not to open a business
account with Target at this time. As a result, departments
will no longer be permitted to charge purchases at
Target using the in-store credit account as of May
Included in the mailing was a Target credit card application.
Departments are reminded that they are not authorized
to enter into any credit card agreements that are
not administered by UND.
Departments can continue to charge their departmental
purchases at Target using the Visa purchasing card.
It can be used for purchases up to the single purchase
limit of $5,000, and may be used at any vendor that
Advantages of the Visa purchasing card:
- Vendors often process and ship orders faster.
- Eliminates purchasing delays.
- Easier to make purchases with a vendor; no charge
account needs to be established and credit references
do not need to be provided.
- Vendor is paid promptly.
- Reduces the number of vouchers/SOS payments.
- Reduces the number of invoicing problems.
- Reduces the number of checks issued.
To obtain a Visa purchasing card:
- Contact Kathie Howes, accounting services, 777-2915.
- Submit the purchasing card application form to
purchasing (located at http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts,
Select “Forms Available”)
- All cardholders are required to attend a training
session prior to receiving their Visa purchasing
— Accounting services
government sponsors charity wristbands
The Student Senate recently passed a bill
allocating funds to purchase 15,000 green silicon
wristbands reading “I (heart) UND” to
be sold for charity. The project will be non-profit,
and all of the proceeds will be given to Project Linus,
an organization that makes hand-made blankets and
quilts to be distributed to children in need. The
wristbands are very similar to the yellow “LiveSTRONG”
wristbands sold by the Lance Armstrong Foundation
to benefit cancer survivors and their families.
The bracelets are being sold through the student government
office, located on the main floor of the Memorial
Union, for a dollar each, and will go on sale throughout
campus and the community soon. UND Emerging Leaders,
a freshmen leadership development program, have taken
charge of the sales and distribution of the wristbands.
– Student government
jobs will be posted May 11
We will post FWS/institutional student jobs for summer
on May 11, so please get your summer
listings to us by May 1. Remember: Students must complete
a summer application, be enrolled half time (six credits)
and be awarded FWS to qualify for employment. Applications
are available in the student financial aid office,
216 Twamley Hall. The employment eligibility dates
for summer are from May 16 to Aug. 15. Please call
Janelle Kilgore at 777-3121, e-mail email@example.com
or fax 777-2040 for FWS jobs or Terri for institutional
work at 777-4395 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org,
– Cathy Jelinek and Terri Jerik, Job Service
awards deadline is April 13
The deadline for nominations for Meritorious Awards
and the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award for staff
employees is Wednesday, April 13. The completed nomination
forms must be forwarded to human resources, 313 Twamley
Hall, by that date. Nomination forms are available
electronically from the human resources web site at
or by stopping in 313 Twamley Hall. Any questions
concerning this program should be directed to human
resources at 777-4361.
– Diane Nelson, director, human resources
of scam e-mails
Have you received an e-mail from a financial
institution or other company asking you to confirm
your account and personal information, or stating
the company is taking steps to protect your account
from fraud and you must reactivate the account? Some
e-mails even threaten to freeze the assets if information
is not provided. The e-mails may even appear to come
from such well-known companies as Wells Fargo, US
Bank, and e-Bay.
This email is actually high-tech scam known as “phishing”
(pronounced fishing) - and is an attempt to steal
your financial and personal information (including
your social security number) information so the scam
artist can clean out your current bank and credit
accounts and establish new accounts in your name.
To help consumers identify this scam, during the past
year or two the Attorney General’s office has
issued several Consumer Advisory News Releases, which
you can review at:
The best “fix” for these types of junk
e-mails is never to respond to these or other spam
e-mails, even to “unsubscribe” (all that
does is confirm someone is reading e-mails sent to
a particular address, resulting in even more e-mails).
You may also wish to adjust your junk mail filter
to catch these e-mails, and always delete these without
— Liz Brocker, Office of Attorney General,
600 E. Boulevard Avenue, Dept. 125, Bismarck ND 58505,
One lists features
Russ McDonald, a member of the Spirit Lake
Dakota Nation and Mandan-Hidatsa Arikara tribes, will
explain why powwows are a celebration of life on the
next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks.
McDonald will welcome 400 to 500 regional dancers
from South Dakota, North Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota,
and Canada for a powwow held at the University of
North Dakota. According to McDonald, the events are
a time for song, dance, and prayer between people
of all tribes. We will learn different types of dances
and the stories behind them.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, getting dressed
up for a night of dining and dancing is a dream for
many young girls. The Father-Daughter Prom give girls
the chance to have fun and spend one-on-one time with
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
Your Engines” event winners named
The following won prizes at the wellness
center “Start Your Engines” event.
Car starter: Connie Gagelin, academic
Car wash: David Baumgartner, Earth
system science; Roger Copp, aerospace;
Derrald Dewald, housing; Linda
Duckstad, business; Vince Gray;
Brandi Hagert, graduate school; Jana
Marjamaa, ITSS; Lisa Moore,
academic affairs; Mark Oertwich,
facilities; David Perry, counseling;
Mildred Wagendorf, Wilkerson dining
center; Lynn Willoughby, aerospace.
Oil change: Tammy Anderson, University
relations; Janice Brodina, Squires
dining center; Linda Brown, EERC;
Judith Bruce, School of Medicine
academic affairs; Mary Hoffart, EERC;
Kathy Jones, mechanical engineering;
Glenn Lykken, physics; Michelle
LaBrecque, physical therapy; Joyce
Riske, EERC; Brian Steenerson, registrar’s
Gas: Linda Burtsfield; Steve
Harken, EERC; Rose Keeley,
ITSS; Janet Kosanda, education; Martha
Lovejoy, dining services; Janelle
McGarry, purchasing; Andy Palmiscno,
EERC; Orlynn Rosaasen, dining services;
James Tibbets, EERC; Mary
Urbanski, Wilkerson dining services.
— Wellness center
fill out wellness center intramural program survey
The wellness center’s intramural program
is asking for your opinions and ideas. Please take
the time to do the intramural survey for 2004-05.
Your opinions are very important in helping us continue
to improve the program for our campus community. The
link is as follows: http://www.zoomerang.com/survey.zgi?p=WEB2248AEJMMYE.
— Scott Bosler, assistant director, recreation
sports and special events
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