43, Number 32: April 14, 2006
for EERC hydrogen facility is April 17
Suzanne Anderson named registrar
Letter from President Kupchella
Eating disorders researcher receives
nearly $2 million grant
Faculty Q&A: Rick Van Eck on education
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Fine Arts exhibition by Swenson opens April 17
Earth system science and policy holds
first thesis defense
Retirement reception will honor Al Fivizzani
Luncheon will honor Norway’s Princess
Frank Low Day speaker will discuss aging
Neuroscience Club holds Brain Bee
Percussion Ensemble performs concert
Student employment workshop set for
25th annual aerospace conference and
career fair is April 20-21
Service learning working luncheon set
for April 21
Opera workshop group stages The Fairy
Children’s learning fair is April
Greater Grand Forks Symphony plays
final concert of season
Organist will play hymns April 23
PAC-W holds ombudsperson workshop
Grant writing workshop will be offered
U2 lists workshops
DEPSCoR program manager to discuss
research opportunities in DoD
Retiring Einar Einarson will give guest
performance at April 27 concert
Janet Rex is April 27 Spotlight Scholar
UND-NDSU Newman Center Bike Race is
Agenda items due for May 4 U Senate
Jewelry donations still needed for
Museum children’s art programs and scholarships
Staff recognition luncheon is May 9
Pediatrician will give anatomy lecture
Pro Musica holds 25th concert
Freshman registration dates listed
thanks campus community for dedication ceremony success
Docs rock for TRIO students
Good Friday holiday hours listed
Swanson Hall lot closed for parking ramp
Members elected to U Senate
Advisors asked to consider recommending
Please review student IT policy
Studio One lists features
Bookstore needs fall textbook requests
Higher ed board actions detailed
University Letter will become twice-weekly
Note changes on rental car insurance
Make department charges at Bookstore
with purchasing card
Deadline is fast approaching: nominations
sought for staff awards
Relay for Life volunteers sought
Volunteers sought for The Big Event
Temporary help sought at Bookstore
More recipes needed for Staff Senate
for EERC hydrogen facility is April 17
Construction on the Energy & Environmental
Research Center’s National Center for
Hydrogen Technology facility will soon be under
way. The EERC will break ground on the $3 million
facility Monday, April 17. Ceremonies will begin
at 1:30 p.m. in the EERC Discovery Hall.
The 15,000-square-foot facility will allow the
EERC to capitalize on the tremendous growth
in hydrogen-related projects at the EERC. The
facility will significantly enhance the strategic
research, development, testing, and commercialization
of hydrogen and fuel cell technologies and result
in 50 to 100 new, high-paying private sector
equivalent jobs at the EERC. An additional 50
to 100 new private sector jobs in the greater
Grand Forks region will also evolve as these
“This facility represents a significant
partnership between the federal government,
the state of North Dakota, the city of Grand
Forks, private industry, and the EERC and provides
a cornerstone to address the nation’s
enormous challenge of developing new technologies
that will guarantee our energy security for
the long term,” said EERC Director Gerald
A 30-foot-high demonstration/testing area will
be located inside the building, along with a
staging area for vehicle demonstration, a fuel
cell testing area, a high-temperature materials
lab, and other individual labs for a variety
of hydrogen production technologies. The building
is being designed by Schoen & Associates.
“This building will provide a specialized
state-of-the-art facility to provide solutions
for the world’s growing energy needs,
while at the same time opportunities for regional
economic growth,” said Associate Director
for Research Tom Erickson.
Funding for the facility is being provided by
the North Dakota Centers of Excellence Commission,
which awarded the EERC $2.5 million, and the
city of Grand Forks, which provided $500,000
in matching funds.
Gov. John Hoeven (R-ND), Sen. Kent Conrad (D-ND),
and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND), as well as NDUS
Chancellor Robert Potts, Grand Forks Mayor Michael
Brown, and East Grand Forks Mayor Lynn Stauss,
will speak during the ceremonies.
The EERC was designated the National Center
for Hydrogen Technology by the U.S. Department
of Energy (DOE) in November of 2004 in recognition
of over 50 years of hydrogen research involving
fossil and renewable energy.
Senator Dorgan secured cornerstone research
funding, which has been leveraged by numerous
— Energy & Environmental Research
Anderson named registrar
Suzanne Anderson has been named registrar after
a national search, effective June 1.
A UND graduate and Bemidji, Minn. native, Anderson
has been at Northwestern University in Chicago,
where she has served as registrar since June
1999 and as director of the student enterprise
system there since August 2000. She was registrar
of Bradley University in Peoria, Ill., from
July 1989 to May 1999. Prior to that, she was
at UND as associate registrar, August 1986-July
1989, and research associate in the Center for
Teaching and Learning (now College of Education
and Human Development), May 1986-August 1986.
She earned a Ph.D. in educational administration
at UND in 1986, a M.A. in education with an
emphasis on higher education from the University
of Minnesota (1975), and a B.S. in dental hygiene
with an emphasis in psychology and sociology
from the University of Minnesota (1973).
“We are delighted to bring someone to
the position of registrar at UND with Dr. Anderson’s
extensive experience,” said Provost Greg
Weisenstein. She has provided leadership to
complex registration offices at two major universities
and has successfully implemented the PeopleSoft
system that the North Dakota University System
recently adopted. In addition to her wealth
of experience, Dr. Anderson is a native of the
upper Midwest and a former employee at UND.
She brings an understanding of the area’s
culture and of UND’s quality programs.
We are looking forward to
Dr. Anderson’s return home,” said
Anderson said UND’s Strategic Plan is
one of the reasons she wanted to return to the
University. “I’m excited about the
vision. I see the institution really doing some
exciting things and I’m anxious to be
a part of that,” said Anderson. “I’m
looking forward to reacquainting myself with
the institution as well as with some colleagues
I’ve had there.”
Anderson said she is happy to be returning to
the area. “I truly am back home. I have
family in both North Dakota and Minnesota.”
Anderson has two grown sons who live in California.
from President Kupchella
Dear Campus Community,
At the University of North Dakota we seek to
create an environment characterized by equal
access for all students, faculty and staff regardless
of cultural differences, and where individuals
are not just tolerated by valued. A welcoming
and inclusive climate is grounded in respect,
nurtured by dialogue and evidenced by a pattern
of civil interaction. The first step in creating
such an environment is to assess the current
campus climate in order to identify important
issues and then to create ways for individuals,
departments and the university to identify them.
Creating and maintaining a community environment
that respects individual needs, abilities, and
potential is one of the most critical initiatives
that we support. It is very important for all
of us that a positive climate exists that encourages
attention to fairness and discourages expressions
of discrimination and harassment.
We hope that you will take a few minutes to
help us understand the current climate for diversity
at our university by completing a survey. The
online survey is designed to provide information
about both positive and challenging aspects
of our climate. The survey is open to all students,
staff, and faculty. This survey is your opportunity
to describe your own personal experiences, your
observations, and to offer suggestions for change
that might enhance the climate. The data will
be used to identify strategies for addressing
potential challenges and supporting positive
diversity initiatives. The survey was contracted
by and is supported by me, the UND Diversity
subcommittee, the Chancellor’s Cabinet,
and the NDUS Diversity Council.
All of your answers are confidential and all
of the results will be reported in group form
only. You will not be identifiable as an individual.
Your participation is voluntary.
We urge you to take the 15-20 minutes needed
to answer the questions by going to http://web.survey.psu.edu/northdakota
. The survey will be open from March 27 through
April 14, 2006. Paper copies of the survey will
also be available through the Affirmative Action
Thank you in advance for your contribution to
this important project.
Charles E. Kupchella
disorders researcher receives nearly $2 million
Stephen Wonderlich, professor and associate
chair of clinical neuroscience at the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences Fargo campus,
has received a major grant from the National
Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue his studies
of the eating disorder, anorexia nervosa.
The nearly $2 million project, titled “Ecological
Momentary Assessment of Anorexia Nervosa,”
is a multi-site project involving UND, the Neuropsychiatric
Research Institute in Fargo, University of Chicago
School of Medicine, and the University of Minnesota
School of Medicine. Funding for the four-year
project is provided by the National Institute
of Mental Health, a division of NIH.
The study will utilize portable computer technology
to assess anorexic people several times a day
to gain a clearer understanding of the relationship
between the environment and behaviors in anorexia
nervosa. A group of 120 patients will capture
their moods, stressful events and feelings about
struggles they are having, when they occur rather
than trying to recall them many days later with
a health care provider.
“The benefit of this ‘diary technology’
approach is that it may help to identify aspects
of anorexic individuals’ lives that may
lead to more effective treatments for this condition,”
said Wonderlich, principal investigator for
“Not only is NRI/UND the coordinating
center for the project, but we are also the
data center for the project,” said Wonderlich
who also serves as director of clinical research
at NRI and co-director of the Eating Disorder
Institute in Fargo where the study will be carried
out. The EDI is a comprehensive care center
for individuals with eating disorders.
“This grant award is a real compliment
to the research that Dr. Wonderlich does in
a highly competitive field of research,”
said H. David Wilson, dean of the medical school
and vice president for health affairs. “The
scientific work that he and his colleagues are
conducting is on the cutting edge and is a real
credit to the University, NRI and the state
of North Dakota.”
Anorexia nervosa is a serious and often chronic
psychiatric disorder with a high likelihood
of medical complications and a high mortality
rate, Wonderlich said. “Very little is
known about risk factors for the disorder and
even less is known about factors which serve
to maintain the disorder and promote its potential
long-term impact on the patient.”
For more information, Dr. Wonderlich may be
reached at (701) 293-1335 or email@example.com.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Q&A: Rick Van Eck on education and technology
Richard Van Eck is an associate professor of
instructional design and technology in teaching
and learning. He is a nationally recognized
expert in the use of computer-based games in
the classroom. He has developed a wide array
of strategies for the testing, use, and evaluation
of these games in secondary and post-secondary
education as well as for use in training in
the workplace. Van Eck’s article on digital
game-based learning was featured recently on
the cover of Educause Review, and he has a book
chapter on building intelligent learning games
due out this year.
- Q. President Bush’s latest State of
the Union address called attention to science
and math education. The President wants more
secondary school science and math teachers
to boost America’s student performance
in these areas. But putting more science and
math teachers in schools is likely a stopgap
measure that doesn’t address what many
education researchers see as a fundamentally
flawed system of instruction. It’s clear
from calls such as the President’s that
American secondary school students may be
falling behind the rest of the world in science
and math. What do you see as the problem?
- A. First of all, I should say that not everything
about our system of education is flawed. On
the whole, it has worked fairly well during
the last century; the high school graduation
rate has steadily increased to around 70 percent
nationwide and the UN reports a 99.9 percent
literacy rate for the United States. Of course,
when one looks at performance on standardized
tests compared to other countries, we don’t
do quite as well, with the U.S. below the
mean scores on virtually all standardized
tests for all countries. However, we also
need to understand that when we are comparing
ourselves to other countries, we are in many
cases comparing apples to oranges. Many countries
do not strive to provide access to education
for all citizens the way we do in the U.S.
In this country, we believe that access to
education is a right that should be available
to everyone, which means our average test
scores will be lower than these other countries.
Second, we have many dedicated teachers in
our education system who are doing amazing
work at reaching kids and engaging them in
learning. This has become more commonplace
during the last 15 years as a result of the
movement toward collaborative learning, authentic
problem-based learning, and technology integration
in our classrooms. But these teachers are
in the minority, in my opinion largely because
the system we have does not easily support
situated learning, problem-based learning,
and learner-centered curriculum in general.
After the fourth grade, which is about the
time we shift from learner-centered curriculum
and project-based learning to “traditional”
instruction, U.S. students drop steadily from
being at or above the mean for all countries
on standardized test scores. U.S. students
make less progress form grades 9 to 12 than
they did form grades 5 to 8.
As a result, 64 percent to 83 percent of U.S.
students fall below proficiency levels in
math, reading, science and writing upon graduating
from high school (at the current rate of 70
percent). While some may differ on the causes
of these problems, there is no doubt that
we are facing a growing crisis in education.
Two areas in particular concern me and are
the focus of my research. The first problem
is that we do very little to engage children
in learning throughout much of their formal
education. This problem arises from the industrial
revolution and what I call the “widgetizing”
of education. America embraced the idea of
mass production and economies of scale that
arose out of the Industrial Revolution. It
seemed we thought “if we can be more
effective by centralizing and expanding production
in the industrial sector, why not take the
same approach to education?” So we tried
to mass-produce learning by centralizing and
concentrating teaching for large numbers of
students, as if they were widgets and could
all be treated the same. The problem with
this is that each student has different prior
knowledge, different skills and abilities,
and different strategies for learning. One
instructor teaching 30 students cannot individualize
learning, so must instructors teach to the
mythical “middle” student, which
is too fast for half the class, and too slow
for 25 percent. This formal education system
also removed learning from any meaningful
context, which not only made it harder to
make learning relevant (and relevance is key
not just for motivation, but for activating
meaningful knowledge structures and schemas
in the brain to help encode new information),
but also made it harder to teach. This is
because we now know from researchers such
as Piaget, Bransford, and Brown that learning
is most effective when it is situated in meaningful
contexts. It reflects the natural learning
process all humans go through during their
lifespans; there is an evolutionary pre-disposition
toward situated learning.
- Q. You said there were two problems. . .
- A. The second problem is related, but more
recent; the changing media and technology
practices since 1980 has created learners
whose brains are literally and figuratively
different than the generations that preceded
them (our teachers). The rate of change in
our technology and media is exponential, and
we are well into the beginning of the steepest
part of the curve. At the same time, research
into brain development and what is now being
called brain plasticity shows that contrary
to what we once believed, the brain continues
to develop throughout our lifespan. Further,
the brain is highly influenced by the ways
we use it and the things we put into it. Given
this exponential rate of change in technology
and media, and the ability of technology and
media to change, or ‘re-wire’
the brain, we are now finding that many kids
today are radically different kinds of thinkers
and consumers of information. As a result,
we are even less equipped to engage them than
we were with previous generations. These kids
grew up in a radically different world where
technology plays a huge role in daily life;
it’s everywhere for them. We (their
parents, their teachers, etc.) don’t
necessarily keep with it the way that they
- Q. But isn’t work or output from the
classroom the problem? We hear that kids today
don’t work as hard and aren’t
as motivated as previous generations. Why
should we cater to what some would call their
laziness instead of asking them to meet higher
- A. We’re all reading a lot of the
same thing: most recently, a piece in USA
Today said we should “blame the kids”
for not working harder, taking more initiative
in the classroom. We keep hearing the question
“what’s wrong with today’s
generation?” We heard that in Allan
Bloom’s “Closing of the American
Mind,” which made a lot of waves when
it was first published in 1987. We hear that
people are less competent to even balance
their checkbooks, that young kids today “don’t
get it” and have no attention span,
and that American civilization is going down
Here’s the real problem: we’re
measuring or judging these kids with yardsticks
developed in another era. Before written language
and much later the printing press, literacy
and productivity were measured by oral communication
skills. Many decried the mass production of
the book, because they feared it would kill
oral communication skills. And you know what?
They were right by their yardsticks. I’d
wager that 100 years after the printing press,
very few bards could be found who could recite
the Iliad as it had been done before. But
the ability to do so became less central to
culture and productivity, because reading
was at least as important. People did not
stop being productive; they learned to be
more productive, and in different ways. Later,
the newspaper was said to be the end of reading
books, that radio would kill reading all together,
and that television would kill radio. In fact,
none of these media have died out; each promotes
different skills; it is the way we use them
that has changed. Every new technology brings
those kinds of concerns. But we’re using
old yardsticks. What’s happening is
that literacy changes. What was literate for
us and our grandparents just isn’t literate
for today’s younger generation of digital
natives (those for whom digital technology
and information are as natural as the telephone
is to us).
Now, we’re worried because kids “have
short attention spans” or “can’t
balance a checkbook.” Watch a kid play
a computer game for six hours, oblivious to
the outside world and tell me he or she has
a short attention span. Watch a kid doing
homework while listening to an iPod, IMing
(instant messaging) with six friends, and
talking on a cell phone at the same time,
and tell me kids can’t pay attention
or process information. They can. They’ve
got phenomenal attention spans. The question
is, how are we defining and measuring attention
span, and does that reflect the new world
of information technology that these kids
are immersed in? Maybe their attention span
with a textbook is short, but if someone from
Homer’s time were to test our attention
spans and communication skills by insisting
we memorize and sing the Iliad, they’d
find us sorely lacking as well. And why are
we surprised to find kids cannot balance a
checkbook, when for them, banking is something
you do online via computer or cell phone?
This exponential change in technology and
media has outstripped our ability both to
meet their educational needs and to assess
their abilities in a much shorter time span
than at any other point in our history.
For more, see the Q&A
on the UND home page, www.und.edu.
of Fine Arts exhibition by Swenson opens April
“God’s Perfection,” a Bachelor
of Fine Arts exhibition by Jinae Holly Swenson,
opens Monday, April 17, at the Col. Eugene E.
Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. An opening
reception is set for Saturday, April 22, from
6 to 9 p.m. The exhibition will run through
Thursday, April 27, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
system science and policy holds first thesis
The Earth system science and policy graduate
program is proud to announce its first thesis
defense by Penny Pettit, candidate for the master
of science degree. She will present “Why
Use Geospatial Technologies (GST) in K-12 Education:
An Analysis of Implementation from Spatial,
Social, and Pedagogical Perspectives,”
Tuesday, April 18, at 2 p.m. in 210 Clifford
Hall. The presentation will characterize the
use of geospatial technologies in K-12 education,
and should last about an hour. The University
community is welcome to attend.
– Earth system science and policy
reception will honor Al Fivizzani
A retirement reception will honor Al Fivizzani
Tuesday, April 18, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North
Dakota Museum of Art.
Dr. Fivizzani came to UND in 1978, becoming
a full professor of biology in 1991. He has
been active within the department, the College
of Arts and Sciences, and has participated in
numerous activities and served on various committees
across campus. From July 1991 to June 1997,
he chaired the biology department. From August
1993 to June 1998, he served as associate dean
of the College of Arts and Sciences. From July
1998 to June 2001, he was the acting dean of
the College of Arts and Sciences.
He was named a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor
in 1995, and most recently was awarded the outstanding
faculty development and service award during
the Founders Day Banquet.
Please join us in wishing Dr. Fivizzani well.
– Biology department
will honor Norway’s Princess Märtha
Gyda Varden Lodge of the Sons of Norway, Nordic
Initiative and the Norseman Federation invite
you to a luncheon with Princess Märtha
Louise of Norway, Wednesday, April 19, at 11:30
a.m., Ramada Inn, Grand Forks. The event includes
a reading and book signing by the princess.
Tickets are $15 and limited to 300 people; register
before April 19. Make checks payable to Sons
of Norway and mail to Glenn Fontaine, 1912 Sixth
Ave. N., Grand Forks, ND 58203, 772-5119.
Also on April 19, book readings will take place
at 1:30 p.m. at Century Elementary School with
300 students; and at 2:15 p.m. at Kelly Elementary
School with 400 students.
From 7 to 9 p.m. at the Chester Fritz Auditorium,
there will be a reading and book signing by
the princess for her book, Why Kings & Queens
Don’t Wear Crowns. It is free and open
to the public, courtesy of UND.
Princess Märtha Louise will tour eight
states to promote her newly published children’s
book, Why Kings & Queens Don’t Wear
Crowns ($18 Skandisk, Inc., 2005, www.skandisk.com).
The book tells the story of little Prince Olav,
who came to Norway from Denmark in 1905 with
his parents King Haakon and Queen Maud, and
why the Norwegian royalty don’t wear crowns.
The book was released in Norway just in time
for the country’s centennial celebration
of its independence from Sweden in 2005.
An avid reader, the Princess studied English
literature at Oxford, England and in recent
years developed her skills as a storyteller,
touring Norway doing programs for children and
special fairy tale readings on Norwegian national
television. She is a strong advocate for children’s
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. 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
– 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 stroke).
More information can be found at www.undneuroscienceclub.org/brainbee/.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Ensemble performs concert April 20
The Percussion Ensemble will present a concert at
7:30 p.m. Thursday, April 20, in the Josephine Campbell
Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center.
The Ensemble will perform three major percussion pieces
and feature two senior percussionsists, Matt Prindiville
and Adam Cowger. The Ensemble will perform Ney Rosauro’s
“Concerto #2 for Marimba and Percussion Ensemble,”
“Log Cabin Blues,” a great ragtime arranged
by the original Eastman Ragtime Ensemble, and an exciting
piece by Daniel Levitan, “Septet.”
The cost is $5 for general admission, $2 for students
and senior citizens, and $10 for families.
– Michael Blake, music, 777-2644
employment workshop set for April 20
A student employment workshop for supervisors will
be offered from 9 to 11 a.m. Thursday, April 20, in
the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. This workshop is
designed to assist the person in each department who
is responsible for student employment.
If you are the one who calls Job Service or financial
aid with your student employment openings, we encourage
you to attend. Please call or e-mail Dee Melby by
Monday, April 17, at 777-4411 or firstname.lastname@example.org
to reserve a spot.
– Janelle Kilgore, student financial aid office
annual aerospace conference and career fair is April
The Student Aviation Management Association (SAMA)
has scheduled its 25th annual Aerospace Conference
and Career Fair Thursday and Friday, April 20 and
21, at the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
in Clifford Hall. Attendees have an opportunity to
meet company representatives from a variety of aerospace
industries, including United Airlines, Wal-Mart Aviation,
Emirates Air, Continental Air, American Airlines,
Parents’ Weekend, hosted by Alpha Eta Rho (AHP),
will be held Saturday and Sunday, April 22 and 23,
in conjunction with the Aerospace Conference and Career
Fair. Activities begin with a pancake breakfast (sponsored
by UND’s Women in Aviation, International Chapter),
followed by airport tours of flight operations, airport
rescue and fire fighting, and static aircraft displays.
Tours of campus facilities include Odegard, Clifford
and Ryan Halls, including simulator flights at Ryan
Hall. Over 250 students will also have an opportunity
to take their parents for a flight.
Schedule of Events
SAMA Conference Thursday, April 20, (all presentations
will take place in 210 Clifford Hall unless otherwise
- 8:30 to 10 a.m., Al Haynes, United Airlines (ret.),
“The Story of Flight 232”; 10:15 to
11:30 a.m., Sara Boelkins, Wal-Mart Aviation, “Wal-Mart
Aviation: Our People Make the Difference”;
11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., lunch;
12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Andrew Miller, Aerospace Planning
Group, “Top 10 Financial Considerations in
Aerospace Careers”; 2 to 3:15 p.m., Darin
Voyles, Emirates Air; 3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Keith Bruce,
Continental Airlines (ret.), “Strategies for
Surviving and Thriving in Your Aviation Career.”
- SAMA Conference and Career Fair Friday, April
21, (all presentations will take place in 210 Clifford
Hall unless otherwise stated): 8:30 to 10 a.m.,
David Cassalia, U.S. Navy, “Naval Aviation”;
10:15 to 11:30 a.m., David Wright, AOPA, “Life
Without a Medical: A View of the Aviation Industry
from Outside the Flight Deck”; 11:30 a.m.
to 12:30 p.m., lunch; 12:30 to 1:45 p.m., Jim Lightfoot,
American Airlines; 2 to 3:15 p.m., Bill Reesman,
Red Bull, “Stories of a MiG Pilot”;
3:30 to 4:45 p.m., Alumni panel discussion.
- Alpha Eta Rho Parents’ Weekend Saturday,
April 22: 7 to 11 a.m., Women in Aviation pancake
breakfast, Airport; 8 a.m., local flying begins;
9 a.m., airport opens for activities with tours
of flight operations, airport rescue and fire fighting,
and static aircraft displays; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.,
UND Aerospace open house, tours of the John D. Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences including Odegard Hall,
Clifford Hall, and Ryan Hall, with simulator flights
available in Ryan Hall; 4 p.m., last local flying
- Alpha Eta Rho Parents’ Weekend Sunday, April
23: 8:30 a.m., local flying begins; 9 a.m. to noon,
UND Aerospace open house with tours of the John
D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, including
Odegard Hall, Clifford Hall, and Ryan Hall; 3 p.m.,
last local flying launch.
For more information regarding the Aerospace Conference
and Career Fair, contact Scott Sulich at (480) 222-2800
For more information regarding Parents’ Weekend,
contact Rachel Fish at (419) 674-7196 or email@example.com.
— UND Aerospace
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) by Friday,
April 14, 4 p.m.
— Leah Johnson, Center for Community Engagement
workshop group stages The Fairy Queen
The music department will present The Fairy Queen
by Henry Purcell, 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 21, and
Sunday, April 23, Josephine Campbell Recital Hall,
Hughes Fine Arts Center.
UND’s opera workshop group will stage the “semi-opera,”
a light-hearted look at the relationships between
common persons and those we put on a pedestal. Purcell’s
music bubbles, dances, and laughs with us.
Tickets are $2 for students and senior citizens, $5
for general admission, and $10 for families.
For more information, please contact the music department
at 777-2644 at email@example.com.
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.
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. Sergio Gallo has been appointed a Bosendorfer
artist recently, 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, includes 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
will play hymns April 23
The Northern Valley Chapter of the American Guild
of Organists presents Christopher Anderson (music),
organist, who will play hymns Sunday, April 23, from
3 to 4:30 p.m. at Mendenhall Presbyterian Church,
528 10th St. NW, East Grand Forks. Free and open to
all. There will also be an open session on hymn playing;
the public is invited and organists are invited to
bring a hymn for coaching.
holds ombudsperson workshop
For our spring event, PAC-W presents “The Missing
Link? What an Ombudsperson Could Do For UND.”
We will start our workshop event Monday, April 24,
with a panel sharing information about the current
services available at UND and how to access them if
someone has a workplace grievance. Joining us on the
panel will be Carolyn Chalmers, ombudsperson from
the University of Minnesota, 11 a.m. to noon in the
Memorial Union Ballroom. No pre-registration is necessary,
just stop in. Our luncheon speaker is Carolyn Chalmers,
who will explain the U of M’s “workplace
disputes” approach, also April 24, in the Memorial
Union Ballroom from noon to 1:30 p.m. Both events
are free, but you must pre-register for lunch. RSVP
by April 20 to Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center,
Stop 7122 or 777-4302. We hope to see you there.
– Wendelin Hume, chair, President’s Advisory
Committee on Women, 777-4001
writing workshop will be offered
The medical school research and program development
office is sponsoring a grant writing workshop, “How
Can I Write a Great Proposal When I Don’t Have
the Time?” Tuesday, April 25, from 8:30 a.m.
to 3:30 p.m. in 16/18 Swanson Hall.
The workshop is presented by Robert A. Lucas, director
of the Institute for Scholarly Productivity in San
Luis Obispo, Calif. He has designed a full-day workshop
to help faculty members break through writing blocks
and accomplish more professional writing.
During this workshop, Dr. Lucas will discuss myths
about writing, overcoming major obstacles to writing,
varying patterns to sustain momentum, and managing
a successful grant application.
This training session is free and open to all UND
faculty. Registration is required and space is limited.
To register, contact me.
– Corey Graves, grant and contract officer,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-2808 or
Below are U2 workshops for April 25 - May 4. Visit
our web site for more.
- 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. 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 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 Needle Stick and Sharps Incidents:
April 26, 2 to 4 p.m., President’s 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.
- Basic Windows: May 2, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers:
mouse and file saving/retrieving skills. Introduces
very basic Windows features: keeping your desktop
tidy, change desktop color, create a desktop shortcut,
change or set the date/time, Windows XP Start Menu,
change themes, menu features, Windows XP taskbar
overview, organize files, work with windows, create
an efficient work environment, and find information.
Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- Basic Word: May 4, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of computers,
mouse and file saving/retrieving skills. Introduces
very basic Word features, create a document, edit
and format text, format paragraphs, save file, retrieve
file, format text, cut and copy, add tables, proof
a document, set display and print options. Presenter:
Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you
for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials
and number of seats.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant
program manager to discuss research opportunities
Chris Cupp, program manager for the Defense Experimental
Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (DEPSCoR),
Office of the Deputy Undersecretary of Defense for
Laboratories and Basic Sciences, and project officer,
International Technology Programs Office, Office of
the Director, Defense Research and Engineering, will
visit campus Wednesday, April 26.
UND faculty interested in research opportunities with
DEPSCoR or other programs in the Department of Defense
are invited to a presentation on “DEPSCoR and
other DoD Research Opportunities ” at 1 p.m.
in 138 Abbott Hall. A question and answer session
will follow the presentation.
— Gary Johnson, co-project director, ND EPSCoR
Einar Einarson will give guest performance at April
The Wind Ensemble and University Band, conducted
by James Popejoy, will present a concert Thursday,
April 27, at 7:30 p.m. Their special guest for this
concert will be associate professor of music Einar
Einarson, who is retiring after 42 years of service
to music education in North Dakota. The performance
will be held at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Tickets,
available at the door, are $5 for general admission,
$2 for students and senior citizens, or $10 per family.
The Wind Ensemble has an exciting program planned
for this concert, including performances of music
by two British composers: “First Suite in Eb”
by Gustav Holst; and a new work by Philip Sparke,
The Seasons. They will also perform Smetana Fanfare
of Karel Husa in honor of his 85th birthday, and will
close the program with Leonard Bernstein’s rollicking
Slava! Guest artist Einar Einarson will conduct the
Wind Ensemble in Homer LaGassey’s Sea Portrait.
The University Band will open the concert with a performance
of Steven Reineke’s Rise of the Firebird, followed
by the Toccata of Gaspar Cassado, a work attributed
for many years to Frescobaldi. Graduate conductor
Melissa Kary will lead the band in a performance of
Incantation and Dance by John Barnes Chance. Einarson
will be the featured soloist on Ode for Trumpet by
Alfred Reed, and will be joined by Robert Brooks and
Mark Nelson for a performance of Leroy Anderson’s
A native of Upham, N.D., Einarson earned his bachelor’s
degree in education from Minot State Teacher’s
College in 1964, taught music for two years at Souris
(N.D.) Public School and began his graduate study
at UND in 1966. He earned his Master of Education
degree in 1968. A faculty member at UND since 1968,
he has served as the applied instructor for all brass
instruments; assistant director of bands; director
of jazz bands; and has taught courses in music theory
and ear training, as well as brass methods. He has
appeared as a trumpet soloist with the Wind Ensemble,
the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra, and the
International Music Camp Faculty Band. Einarson has
been a frequent faculty member at IMC where he was
also a member of the Faculty Brass Quintet. He will
retire from teaching this summer. He says his career
has been greatly influenced by Lawrence Hahn, Ira
Schwarz, John Strom, William Boehle, Mike Polovitz,
Don Darling, Rod Hudson, and Merton Utgaard.
For more information, please contact the band department
– James Popejoy, director of bands
Rex is April 27 Spotlight Scholar
Women studies is pleased to announce our second Spotlight
Scholar for the 2005-2006 year: Janet Rex. Join us
as we celebrate her contributions and listen to her
presentation, “Features of a Feminist Librarian:
Over 15 years at the Fritz.”
Beverages and snacks are planned so bring your support
and appetite to the East Asian Room on the fourth
floor of the Chester Fritz Library, Thursday, April
27, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
– Wendelin Hume, director of women studies,
Newman Center Bike Race is April 29
The 21st annual UND-NDSU Bike Race raises money for
the UND Newman Center. We are trying to raise $50,000
and get 300 riders. The race day is Saturday, April
29, at 8 a.m., beginning at the Newman Center and
ending in Hillsboro. Anyone can ride. Prizes include
two bikes for fastest time and most money raised and
a pizza party for the team that raises the most money.
Departments are encouraged to start a team. There
is also free food and a free T-shirt to anyone who
rides and/or volunteers.
– Kitty Argenziano, peer minister/bike race
committee chair, Newman Center, 777-6850 or visit
items due for May 4 U Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, May 4,
at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items
for this meeting are due in the registrar’s
office by noon Thursday, April 20. They may be submitted
electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is recommended that some detail be included in
the agenda items submitted.
– Carmen Williams (interim registrar), secretary,
donations still needed for Museum children’s
art programs and scholarships
The North Dakota Museum of Art is still collecting
jewelry for a benefit costume jewelry sale. Inexpensive
everyday fun costume jewelry will be offered for sale
and more valuable items will be available for raffle
and silent auction. The fundraiser is to benefit the
Museum children’s art camps and children’s
year-round programs. Antique to Chic will be held
May 7 from 3 to 5 p.m., the Sunday before Mother’s
Day. Everyone is welcome to attend and all proceeds
will go to benefit the children in the way of scholarships
and art supplies and programming.
We ask that you help by donating costume jewelry which
can be very inexpensive to fine old pieces that you
no longer want. Local jewelers have offered to appraise,
clean and do minor repairs if needed. Pieces can be
delivered to the Museum or we can arrange to pick
them up. The sooner we receive the items, the easier
it will be to clean, repair and price as needed.
To kick off this first-time event, Classic Jewelers
has donated a 14 karat gold, ¼ carat diamond
pendant, valued at $500, as one of the main raffle
items. Plaza Jewelers, Riverside Jewelers and artisans
will donate pieces for silent auction or raffle as
If you would like to be involved in helping by selling
dollar raffle tickets in advance, helping collect
jewelry, setting up, or selling tickets at the event,
please contact Sue or Brian at 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.
Live music and refreshments are all part of this casual
Sunday afternoon event.
The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on campus
on Centennial Drive.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
recognition luncheon is May 9
The 2006 recognition ceremony for staff personnel
will be held Tuesday, May 9, at the Memorial Union
Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized
for years of service in five-year increments, 10 Meritorious
Service Award winners will be presented, and the winner
of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be
announced. Tickets may be purchased in human resources,
313 Twamley Hall, for $4 each or from the human resources
manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased
no later than Wednesday, May 3. All members of the
University community are invited.
Anyone wishing to participate in the luncheon that
may require an accommodation should contact me.
– Joy Johnson, human resources, 777-4367, email@example.com
will give anatomy lecture May 8
Steven Abrams, professor of pediatrics-neonatology
at the Baylor College of Medicine and USDA/ARS Children’s
Nutrition Research Center, Houston, Texas, will give
a lecture Monday, May 8. He will present “Update
on the Use of Human Milk for Premature Infants”
at noon in Haugen Lecture Hall, Room 1360, School
of Medicine and Health Sciences. This special lecture
concludes the spring seminar series for the anatomy
and cell biology.
For more information, contact me at 795-8423.
– Curtiss Hunt, adjunct professor of anatomy
and cell biology), and research biologist, USDA ARS
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
Musica holds 25th concert
The 25th Grand Forks Pro Musica concert takes place
at First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St.
Thursday, May 11, at 7:30 p.m. Keith Jackson of West
Virginia University is featured trombonist with Robert
Brooks (of UND marching bands) on trumpet, Christopher
Anderson at the organ, and Lisa Anderson on piano.
Works include music by Steven Sudduth, band director
at ND’s Dickinson State University, Franz Liszt,
Richard Wagner, Felix Mendelssohn, David Fetter (of
Peabody), Wes Ward (of Pittsburgh), Croatian composer/conductor
the late Stjepan Sulek, and Joseph Turrin whose opera
The Scarecrow is being performed across the USA this
spring. The concert is open to the public and is produced
to increase awareness and funding for North Dakota’s
Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ, housed at First Presbyterian
of Grand Forks.
registration dates listed
Freshman Registration (Getting Started) – an
advisement and registration program for new freshmen
– has been set for June 5 to 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.
Students admitted prior to Feb. 5 can go online starting
April 10, and students who were admitted after Feb.
5 can go online starting April 24. For more information
on the program, log on to http://sas.und.edu/freshman/.
— Angie Carpenter, academic advisor, student
thanks campus community for dedication ceremony
The dedication of the American Indian Center
was a wonderful success. It couldn’t have
happened without volunteers and individuals
working behind the scenes. We would like to
thank the UND Alumni Association and Foundation
employees for volunteering to assist with giving
tours, taking photos, and serving the traditional
meal at Squires dining hall. What a sight to
see Tim O’Keefe, executive vice president
and CEO of the Alumni Association and Foundation,
behind the counter serving up sandwiches in
his business suit!
Dawn Botsford, special events coordinator, and
Fred Wittmann, director of ceremonies and special
events, helped us put together an outstanding
day and as usual, they left no detail to chance.
Finally, we can’t forget the dedicated
crew from facilities, especially Jim Jerombeck
and Holly Wilson, who were on the spot to assist
and answer our calls for help. We do appreciate
their attention to details and their wish to
make the building shine before our guests arrived.
The staff of American Indian Student Services
could not have been more pleased with the huge
attendance of the dedication ceremony, and extends
their heartfelt thanks to all campus and community
members who attended.
Thank you for making this day so special for
our staff and students!
— American Indian Student Services
rock for TRIO students
A group of doctors performed a different type
of successful procedure last week in East Grand
Forks, using musical instruments instead of
scalpels and medicine.
The Remnants, a rock-folk band from the Minneapolis
area, performed April 1 in East Grand Forks
at the Eagles Club to benefit students in UND
TRIO Programs. The event raised more than $1,300,
and the East Grand Forks Eagles Club will donate
the money to the UND Foundation for scholarships
and educational activities.
The event included Mayors Michael Brown of Grand
Forks and Lynn Stauss of East Grand Forks, who
introduced the bands and spoke about TRIO Programs.
Special guest musician UND President Dr. Charles
Kupchella performed several songs with the band.
The opening act was the local group, Point Blank.
The Remnants are a group of doctors who have
released four CDs. They have played in the Minneapolis/St.
Paul area for more than a decade, perfecting
their own folk-rock sound through their original
Prior to the concert, a mentoring activity featuring
Mark Migliori, Ralph Kingsbury (former member
of the North Dakota Board of Higher Education),
Brown and Kupchella was held at UND Friday with
more than 70 students from surrounding schools.
Other group facilitators included TRIO Programs
director Neil Reuter and associate director
Elaine Metcalfe along with Doug Munski (geography).
TRIO is a combination of federally funded programs
that assist low income, first-generation and
disabled students in pursuing their education
beyond high school. At UND they include Talent
Search, serving students in grades sixth through
twelfth grade; Upward Bound for grades 9-12;
Student Support Services serves UND students;
McNair serves UND juniors and seniors pursuing
a Ph.D.; and the Educational Opportunity Center
assists other area students/residents who are
interested in pursuing a college education.
They serve low income, first generation, and
disabled students, helping them reach their
academic and personal goals.
– TRIO Programs
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
Information technology systems and services
will close for the Good Friday holiday at
midnight Thursday, April 13, and will reopen
at 5 a.m. Saturday, April 15.
– Craig Cerkowniak, associate director,
- North Dakota Museum of Art:
The Museum Café will be closed for
Good Friday, April 14. Regular hours will
resume Monday, April 17. Visit www.nodmoa.com
for daily specials.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
- Memorial Union:
The Memorial Union will be closed Friday,
Saturday and Sunday, April 14-16 for the Easter
weekend. 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
Hall lot closed for parking ramp construction
Peterson Construction has been awarded the
bid for the new parking structure, and the Swanson
Hall parking lot has been closed.
- Second Avenue (between Columbia Road and
Cornell Street) will be narrowed by the construction
fence, and the roadway will begin one-way
traffic in the eastbound direction only.
- The left/westbound turn lane from Columbia
Road (northbound) onto Second Avenue will
- Cornell Street from Second Avenue to University
Avenue will be converted into a one-way, southbound
- The handicapped/accessible parking spaces
currently in Swanson lot will be moved in
front of the Union, behind the
Union, east of Hyslop, and possibly between
Abbott and Witmer.
- “A” permits are allowed to park
in any red “A” or brown “G”
- Summer parking begins the Monday after
Spring Commencement in May and ends the Friday
before school starts in the fall. During this
time, “A” permits are able to
park in “S” and “H”
lots, so you can park in the Memorial Stadium
Lot and the Columbia Lot from May 15 to Aug.
There will also be some immediate changes in
the enforcement of parking violations in the
area(s) affected by construction:
- Any/all parking violations in and around
a construction zone will be a towable offense.
- Field staff have the authority to contact
a towing company directly from the field upon
identifying a violation.
- Should the operator of the vehicle return
prior to the arrival of the towing company,
the vehicle will be allowed to leave, but
all costs will be assessed as if it had been
We appreciate your patience as the construction
of this new facility gets under way. Additional
announcements will be sent out as we have more
information. Any problems or concerns can be
addressed at the parking office during normal
business hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., 777-3551.
After-hours concerns can be addressed by UND
Police at 777-3491. Thank you.
– Sherry Kapella, Parking Office
elected to U Senate
The following 16 University Council members
were elected on an at-large basis to serve two-year
terms on the University Senate from September
2006 through August 2008: Gail Bass, Jane Berne,
Katherine Campbell, Mary Drewes, Richard Ferraro,
Wendelin Hume, Michele Iiams, Susan Jeno, Adam
Kitzes, Roni Mayzer, Eric Murphy, Dexter Perkins,
Thomas Petros, Donald Poochigian, Stephen Rendahl
and Curtis Stofferahn.
David Perry was elected to serve a five-year
term on the faculty rights committee.
Curtis Stofferahn was elected to serve a three-year
term on the Council of College Faculties.
The 30 faculty elected to the special review
committee for 2006-2007 are the following: James
Antes, Jane Berne, Sharon Carson, Bruce Dearden,
Daniel Erickson, Richard Ferraro, William Gosnold,
Thomasine Heitkamp, Wendelin Hume, Sukhvarsh
Jerath, Cindy Juntunen, Mary Kweit, John La
Duke, Glenda Lindseth, Rugao Liu, Barry Milavetz,
Janet Moen, Douglas Munski, Sheryl O’Donnell,
Dexter Perkins, David Perry, Thomas Petros,
Donald Poochigian, Thomas Rand, Elizabeth Rankin,
Stephen Rendahl, Charles Robertson, Samuel Seddoh,
Kathy Smart and Jack Weinstein.
— Carmen Williams (interim registrar),
secretary, University Senate
asked to consider recommending integrated studies
The fall 2006 integrated studies program is
available to students who need general education
coursework, particularly first year students.
Emphasizing critical thinking, oral and written
communication, discussion groups, and cooperative
research projects, the integrated studies program
fall semester will include credit from each
of the four general education categories: Composition
(3 credits, communications), Introduction to
Humanities I (4 credits, arts and humanities),
Integrated Social Science (3 credits, social
sciences), Integrated Life Science (3 credits-non
lab, math science and technology).
For more information on integrated studies,
please browse the web site at www.und.edu/dept/integr8/
or contact me.
— Tami Carmichael, program coordinator,
review student IT policy
A new draft policy has been created by a campus-wide
group of subject matter experts concerning student
acceptable use of information technology resources.
The entire campus community is invited to review
this draft policy and provide comments at http://itsecurity.und.edu/SAU_Public_Comment.html.
The comment period is April 10 through May 15.
Please visit http://itsecurity.und.edu for additional
details. If you have questions, please contact
– Brad Miller, IT security officer,
777-3587, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
One lists features
Hear why one state may require students to
choose a profession in high school on the next
edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand
Forks. Educators in Florida hope this plan will
give teenagers a head start in their careers.
Some fear this method will deprive students
of a well-rounded education. Hear what students
and teachers think about the proposed requirement
on Studio One.
Also on the show this week, find out what it
takes to be a bingo caller. Part-time caller
Keedan Raid says there is more to his role than
just relaying numbers.
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
needs fall textbook requests
The Barnes & Noble Bookstore needs your
textbook requests early because used books save
Students in your class this term win:
- s if you are using the same book, we can
buy them from your students and pay them up
to 50 percent for their current text.
Students in your class next term win:
- s because we not only buy books from our
current students, but we can also get an early
start on sourcing books nationally to get
the most used text inventory possible.
Currently we have 45 percent of our adoptions
in for fall semester. If you have your book
request ready, call us at 777-4980, or visit
Your textbook request will be sent directly
to our location for processing.
– Barnes & Noble at UND
ed board actions detailed
The State Board of Higher Education met Jan.
19, via conference call. Following are highlights
that apply to UND.
- The board adopted the presidents’
equity allocation formula to distribute the
$2 million equity pool as follows: $400,000
to Bismarck State College; $400,000 to Lake
Region State College; $300,000 to UND; and
$900,000 to North Dakota State University.
The following academic requests were approved:
- Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management
at Dickinson State University;
- Associate of Applied Science in Nanoscience
Technology at North Dakota State College of
- Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts
in Management Communication at NDSU;
- Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts
in Journalism, Broadcasting, and Mass Communications
Technologies at NDSU;
- Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts
in Health Communication at NDSU;
- Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Arts
in Public Relations and Advertising at NDSU;
- Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Arts
in Agricultural Communication at NDSU;
- Doctor of Philosophy in Atmospheric Sciences
- Terminate the Secondary Reading minor,
Instructional Technology major/minor, and
Corporate Training minor at Valley City State
For more information, visit www.ndus.edu.
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
changes on rental car insurance
In a Feb. 6 memo, the campus community was
directed to purchase liability and collision/comprehensive
insurance provided by rental car agencies when
renting in foreign countries and Florida, Alaska,
Hawaii, and California. This has created problems
in travel expense reimbursement.
For that reason, we have reviewed this insurance
directive from the N.D. risk management division.
- s When renting a vehicle in a foreign country,
purchase only the liability insurance offered
by the rental agency.
- s When renting a vehicle in the U.S., do
not purchase insurance of any kind. The coverage
is through the State of North Dakota Risk
Management Fund, Risk Management Division,
1600 East Century Ave., Suite 4, Bismarck,
ND 58503; phone (701) 328-7581. If you have
damage to a rental car, contact campus safety
and security as soon as possible at 777-3341
or fax the information to 777-4132.
We apologize for any confusion. If you have
any questions or concerns, feel free to contact
us at 777-3341.
– Campus safety and security
department charges at Bookstore with purchasing
Effective May 1, departmental charges at Barnes
& Noble University Bookstore must be made
on the Visa purchasing card. The old Bookstore
charge cards will no longer be used. Departments
will be provided with the original invoice at
the time of sale. This invoice will need to
be attached to the purchasing card record form
that is sent to accounting services. The Bookstore
will not have a copy of the invoice, so if the
original is lost, the Bookstore will not be
able to provide you with a copy.
If your department does not have a purchasing
card, you may apply for one on the accounting
services web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts/documents/VisaPurchasingCardApplicationFormCND.xlx.
— Allison Peyton, accounting services
is fast approaching: nominations sought for
The University will present 10 Meritorious
Service Awards of $1,000 each to staff employees,
as well as the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud
Award of $1,000.
The Meritorious Service Awards will be given
to employees in each of five major groups: executive,
administrative, and professional (three); technical/paraprofessional
(one); office support (three); crafts/trades
(one); and services employees (two). The Ken
and Toby Baker UND Proud Award may be given
to an employee from any of the groups.
Eligible employees are those employed on a regular
basis who are not in a probationary period.
Those not eligible for consideration include
the president, vice presidents, deans, associate
and assistant deans, teaching and research faculty,
and the human resources director. Also ineligible
are award winners from the previous seven years.
All members of the University community are
encouraged to nominate eligible employees. Submit
nomination forms to human resources, Box 8010,
by Wednesday, April 12. Nomination forms are
available from human resources, 313 Twamley
Hall, or electronically at www.humanresources.und.edu.
The awards will be presented during the annual
recognition ceremony for staff personnel on
Please direct any questions concerning this
program to human resources at 777-4361 or email@example.com.
— Diane Nelson, director, human resources
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
or Lindsay Garner at Lindsay.firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Kari Mellone,
Relay for Life logistics chair
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,
help sought at Bookstore
Barnes and Noble at UND is seeking part-time
temporary booksellers to help with the buyback
process, April 24-May 15. Please apply in person
at 775 Hamline St, Grand Forks, or call 777-4980
and ask for Danielle Jalan or Michelle Abernathey.
– Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore
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 cookbook
by submitting your favorite recipes on the form
under Cookbook Information. Submit your form
by printing a copy and sending it to Linda Skarsten,
Box 7092, or electronically to email@example.com.
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