42, Number 32: April 15, 2005
institutional self-evaluation update examining the use
of American Indian mascots, nicknames and logos
Emeritus status conferred on six faculty
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Apply for BORDERS training by April 15
ND EPSCoR offers April 15 seminar
Special Denim Day benefits Relay for Life
Taco lunch will benefit Children’s
Civic engagement luncheon, presentations
set for April 15
Biology hosts April 15 seminar
Service learning consultants available
PPT holds Friday seminar series
Meet and greet for first athletic director
candidate is April 15
Empire Arts Center changes schedule
Catrin Finch, Royal Harpist, to perform
Music supporter Tamar Read to receive
Honors students participate in undergraduate
Graduate Committee meets Monday
PBK visiting scholar will present “The
Partisan Polarization of American Politics”
Cleaning the Earth, one day at a time
HNRC lecture focuses on role of Vitamin
Coleman presents “The Flower, The
Leaf, and Philippa of Lancaster”
Anthropology Club hosts film series
“Tunnel of Oppression” will
Burtness Theatre will show last play
Presentation will discuss North Dakotan
in occupied France
SBIR/STTR workshops set for April 20-21
Agenda items due for May 5 University
Teleconference will focus on engaging
Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine
and Wellness Award will be presented April 21
Retirement reception will honor Art Hiltner
Seielstad presents “A Planet on
Loan From Our Children”
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
Book discussions held in conjunction
with Museum exhibit
Abbott Lectures are April 21, 22
24th annual Aerospace Conference and
Career Fair set for April 21-22; parents weekend is
Pre-register now to attend R&D Showcase
Hydrogen-powered vehicle will be unveiled
Doctoral examination set for Kimberly
Gathering will remember Bernard O’Kelly
Lecture discusses Earth’s impact
Children invited to Hands-On Learning
“Operation Graduation” is
Frank Wenstrom lecture set for April
Engineering and Mines hosts open house
Wind Ensemble and University Band to
present concert with special guest artist
CRC offers mediation seminars
members elected to Senate
FIDC grant awardees named
Employees may enroll in courses at low
Volunteers sought for ConnectND study
Studio One lists guests
Business, Registrar’s Offices, Graduate
School open at 9 a.m.
U2 workshops listed
Tickets available now for staff recognition
Summer jobs will be posted May 11
Encourage students to consider new mini-seminars
Med school ranks third for rural medicine
Aerospace signs contract to provide HTMLeZ
software in Europe
Health Sciences Library seeks children’s
books for charity
Death noted of student Jocelyn Fink
Symphony offers summer strings program
Norwegian heritage is topic of October
|Grants & Research
applications due May 2
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 in order.
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
institution-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 email@example.com.
Please have any comments completed by close
of business Friday, April 15, 2005.
— Phil Harmeson, senior associate to
the president, chair, steering committee, NCAA
status conferred on six faculty
The following retired faculty
members have been granted emeritus status:
College of Business and Public Administration:
Professor Emeritus of Accountancy Arthur
College of Nursing: Associate Professor Emerita
of Nursing Diane Helgeson (1967-2005);
School of Engineering and Mines: Professor Emeritus
of Chemical Engineering John Erjavec
(1985-2005); Assistant Professor Emeritus of
Electrical Engineering Arnold Johnson
School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Assistant
Professor Emerita of Occupational Therapy Sue
McIntyre (1967-2005); Assistant Professor
Emerita of Pathology Linda Larson
— Charles Kupchella, president
The UND Alcohol and Drug Abuse
Prevention Team (ADAPT), Region IV Children’s
Services Coordinating Committee and UND Athletics,
through Choices and SAAC, will present Hank
Nuwer Thursday, April 14, at
7 p.m., in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The
program is free and open to the public.
Nuwer’s articles on alcohol abuse and
hazing have been featured in several national
publications as well as on news and television
programs such as the CBS Evening News, ESPN
Sports Center, NBC’s Today Show, and many
others. The topics covered include the dangers
of alcohol abuse, hazing, awareness, and prevention.
– Sue Thompson, substance abuse prevention
specialist, Counseling Center
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 Center.
Training highlights include threat overview,
incident command, triage principles, pulmonary
toxic inhalants, core concepts: chemical agents,
core concepts: biological agents, and core concepts:
It will feature experts in emergency and disaster
preparedness, including Jon Allen, School of
Medicine and Health Sciences; Janna Charrier,
North Dakota Department of Health, Bismarck;
Paul Cline, Altru Health System; James Hargreaves,
BORDERS Alert and Ready, SMHS and Altru Health
System; Linda Olson, BORDERS Alert and Ready,
SMHS; Tim Shea, Altru Health System; Jeffrey
Verhey, Trinity Health Center, Minot; and Tracy
Worsley, BORDERS Alert and Ready, SMHS.
The target audience is physicians, physician
assistants, advanced practice nurses, RNs/LPNs,
pharmacy professionals, public health professionals,
social workers, counselors, psychologists, EMS
personnel, other health and human service professionals
and students in the health professions.
Continuing education credits are available.
To receive an application, call (701) 780-5913
or e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org
by Friday, April 15.
– BORDERS Alert and Ready
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.
– Richard Schultz, ND EPSCoR, UND
Denim Day benefits Relay for Life
Friday, April 15, isn’t
just “tax day,” it’s also
a special Denim Day approved by President Kupchella.
Sponsored by Student Government, “Casual
for the Cure” proceeds will go to Relay
for Life, a cancer awareness fundraising event.
Pay your dollar (or whatever amount you would
like to donate to this worthy cause) to your
regular Denim Day building representative.
– Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, for
the Denim Day committee
lunch will benefit Children’s Miracle
Sigma Chi Fraternity is
sponsoring a one-day charity taco lunch benefiting
the Children’s Miracle Network from 11
a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, April 15,
at the Sigma Chi Fraternity House, 2820 University
Ave. The house is located directly across the
street from the Memorial Union.
The goal is to raise $1,000 for the Children’s
Miracle Network at MeritCare Hospital in Fargo.
All proceeds will be given to CMN; donations
are also accepted.
The requested donation is $5 for all-you-can
eat tacos. This event is open to the public
and all are encouraged to attend. Sigma Chi
looks forward to seeing you there.
For questions or to request additional information,
please contact Cyril Wrabec, president, at 792-3661
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Sigma Chi Fraternity
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
hosts April 15 seminar
The Biology Department will host a
seminar Friday, April 15, at noon
in 141 Starcher Hall. “Designer Families: Sex
Determination in an Australian Viviparous Lizard”
will be presented by Kylie Roberts, University of
Minnesota Crookston. Dr. Roberts is currently an HFSP
postdoctoral fellow, The University of Sydney, Australia,
and University of Minnesota Crookston. She received
her Ph.D. in zoology in 2004 from the University of
Sydney. Her current research in collaboration with
Pam Elf, assistant professor at the University of
Minnesota Crookston, aims at understanding the underlying
mechanism that allows TSD to operate. For information
contact Pam Elf at 777-2621.
– Biology Department
learning consultants available Frida
Two consultants will be available to faculty from
3 to 4 p.m. Friday, April 15, for
discussions about integrating service learning into
Garon Smith, professor of chemistry at the University
of Montana, will be in 201 Abbott Hall to talk with
faculty in the sciences. Violet Dutcher, assistant
professor of English from Kent State University, will
be available in 119 Merrifield
Hall to talk with faculty in the arts, humanities,
and social sciences.
Faculty interested in service learning/civic engagement
and how to implement it into their classes are encouraged
to attend. The consultants’ visit to UND is
sponsored by the Center for Community Engagement and
the Office of Instructional Development.
– UND Center for Community Engagement
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
and greet for first athletic director candidate is
The University will hold a Meet and
Greet for John McCarthy Friday, April 15,
from 5:45 to 7 p.m. at the Ralph Engelstad Arena lobby.
Currently the athletic director at Lynn University
in Boca Raton, Fla., McCarthy is a candidate for the
athletic director position at UND. He will meet with
student athletes and students at 2 p.m. that day in
305 Twamley Hall.
Here’s a copy of McCarthy’s bio
from the Lynn University web site:
John McCarthy is in his third year at the helm of
the Lynn University athletics program. The fifth such
person to serve as LU’s athletic director, McCarthy
assumed his current position in July 2002. He previously
served as an assistant men’s basketball coach
and as the school’s Blue & White Club director.
Under McCarthy’s leadership, Fighting Knight
teams have captured five Sunshine State Conference
titles and one NCAA national championship. The LU
women’s tennis team took home the SSC hardware
in 2003 and 2004 with the men’s tennis team
claiming a SSC co-championship in 2002. The men’s
soccer team preceded its 2003 NCAA Division II national
championship with SSC regular season and tournament
titles while the men’s golf team became the
latest LU team to sit atop the SSC by winning the
2004 conference crown.
During his time overseeing Lynn’s 11-sport athletics
program, McCarthy has managed to keep department morale
at a high level and motivate the administrative staff,
coaches and student-athletes. A constant and familiar
face at Lynn athletic contests, the enthusiastic McCarthy
has also been present to see Fighting Knight student-athletes
achieve tremendous success in the classroom. He has
succeeded in continuing to motivate winning results
in the classroom while maintaining LU’s role
as a force to be reckoned with across the board in
the SSC. During the fall of 2003, Lynn placed more
student-athletes (42) on the SSC’s Commissioner’s
Fall Honor Roll than any other league member.
Since his appointment, the athletics department has
created a marketing plan, a random drug testing policy,
policies and procedures manual while implementing
a student-athlete orientation and additional methods
of recognizing student-athletes. This past year, he
instituted a compliance education program and has
been instrumental in moving the athletic department
forward in its master strategic plan. McCarthy has
also been appointed to several prominent committees,
including chairing the SSC marketing committee and
South Region men’s basketball committee as well
as being a member of the men’s basketball national
Prior to his arrival in South Florida, the 1993 University
of Delaware graduate spent seven seasons at Wilmington
College, the last four as the head men’s basketball
coach. Upon joining the Lynn family, the 34-year old
McCarthy served as an assistant men’s basketball
coach and assisted in the president’s office
before becoming Blue & White Club director. With
his leadership, the Blue & White Club saw its
membership and donations double. In the meantime,
he earned a master’s degree in sports and athletic
administration from LU in 2002. He also successfully
completed Leadership Boca and the National Collegiate
Athletic Director’s Association (NACDA) Leadership
Married to the former Christine Beach since July of
2002, McCarthy welcomed son Sean Patrick into the
world on Aug. 27, 2003. Away from work, he enjoys
golf, spending time with his family, reading, traveling
and following college sports.
Arts Center changes schedule
The Rock the Empire concert originally set for April
9 has been moved to April 16 at the Empire
Arts Center. This event will showcase live local rock
bands. The Empire has just installed a new state-of-the-art
sound system. Rejection Tuesday, Onu, Noelle Pederson,
Natilium, Over Troubled Water, and Inkedindecision
will light up the stage of the historic Empire theater
and keep fans on their feet.
The show starts at 8 p.m. on Saturday night and will
cost $5 at the door. The Empire Arts Center is located
at 415 DeMers Ave., Grand Forks. For any questions
contact Mark at 746-5500 or check out our web site
The play High Dive, originally scheduled for April
15 and 16 at the Empire, has been cancelled due to
schedule conflicts. The play is currently being performed
in Fargo by the Fargo Moorhead Community Theater and
will not be rescheduled at the Empire.
— Empire Arts Center
Finch, Royal Harpist, to perform at Museum
Harpist Catrin Finch will perform
in the Museum Concert Series at the North Dakota Museum
of Art Sunday, April 17, at 2 p.m.
The Museum is located on Centennial Drive.
From 2000 until 2004, Finch held the appointment of
Royal Harpist to Her Royal Highness, the Prince of
Wales. This post, last offered by Queen Victoria in
1871, was revived by the Prince after hearing Catrin
at his 50th birthday celebrations in Buckingham Palace.
Finch won the 2000 Young Concert Artists International
Auditions as well as the Princeton University Concerts
Prize and the Orchestra New England Soloist Prize.
She was also awarded first prize at the 1999 Lily
Laskine International Harp Competition in France.
Other honors include the Marisa Robles Harp Prize
at the 1999 Royal Overseas League Music Competition
in London, and prizes in the Wales National Eisteddfod
Festival and World Harp Festival Competitions. Most
recently, she won the 2004 Echo Klassik Award for
Best Crossover Artist in Germany and was nominated
for the Classical Brit Awards in the category of Young
British Classical Performer, resulting in an appearance
on ITV with Bryn Terfel.
This season, Finch performs with the Boston Pops,
the Academy of St. Martin in the Fields, and the Royal
Philharmonic Orchestra at the Welsh Proms. She gives
a recital for Radio France and makes concerto appearances
with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales, the London
Mozart Players and James Galway, Sinfonia Cymru, Charlotte
Symphony, and Lake Charles Symphony. She also headlines
the Peter Jay Sharp Concert at Carnegie’s Weill
Recital Hall, performing with YCA violist Antoine
Tamestit and YCA alumna flutist Eugenia Zukerman.
She has four CDs currently available.
The Museum Concert Series is underwritten by the Myra
Foundation with additional support from The Heartland
Arts Fund. The Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Arts
Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for the
Arts with additional contributions from General Mills
Foundation, Land O’ Lakes Foundation, Sprint
Corporation, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts,
enables individuals and families throughout America’s
heartland to share in and enjoy the arts and cultures
of our region and the world. Local contributors also
support the Concert Series.
Tickets for the Concert Series can be purchased at
the door or in advance at the Museum. Non-member tickets
are $15 per concert at the door. Member tickets are
$13 per concert at the door. Student and military
tickets are $5 per concert at the door. Admission
is free for children middle school and under. Order
your tickets today by sending a check or calling 777-4195.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
supporter Tamar Read to receive Museum award
Tamar Read, longtime Grand Forks and
community music supporter, will receive the North
Dakota Museum of Art’s Brighten the Corner Award
Sunday, April 17, during the intermission of harpist
Catrin Finch’s concert at the Museum.
The Brighten the Corner Award, named after the 1913
American hymn, “Brighten the Corner Where You
Are,” grew out of the Museum’s desire
to recognize those who develop audiences for classical
music at the grass roots level by passing on their
love of classical music in their teaching and performing,
and through their financial support and advocacy.
Read’s award is the last of the five awards
given by the Museum this year in its concert series
Read’s love of music began while growing up
in Farmerville, La., where she learned to play the
violin and piano. Read attended Louisiana State University
and received a bachelor’s degree in music education.
She also holds a master’s in music education
from the University of Michigan, and has a doctorate
of musical arts from the University of Southern California.
In 1959, Read joined the UND music department and
taught there until retiring in 1988. After spending
a summer of traveling the state of North Dakota attending
performances and taping music represented by ethnic
groups, Read became instrumental in initiating a new
musical interest in the community by coordinating
the first “Festival of Ethnic Music” event
in 1983. Partially funded by the University, this
event celebrated the music of 31 performing groups
involving 340 individuals.
Read has been a board member of the Grand Forks Symphony
and the International Centre. Most recently, she has
been instrumental in forming the Lotus Meditation
Center, a gift from her to the University and community.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
students participate in undergraduate research
The Honors Program will present
its seventh annual Undergraduate Research Conference
Monday, April 18, in the Memorial
Union. The conference is free and open to the
Twenty-four seniors will present the results
of multi-semester, in-depth independent research
projects. During their research, each student
works closely with a faculty mentor who chairs
the resulting senior thesis. The process is
overseen by the honors committee, whose membership
consists of faculty appointed by the University
Senate and students elected by the Honors Program.
Following is a schedule of the day’s events.
Presenters are listed with their hometown and
presentation title; chairpersons are listed
- 9 a.m., social sciences session
I , Lecture Bowl:
Katie Kozlowski, Oak Creek, Wis., “Parents’
Perceptions of the Individuals With Disabilities
Education Act,” Karen Hurlbutt, teaching
and learning, chair. Emily Arthur, Valley
City, N.D., “Good Grief: A Creative
Response to Camp Good Mourning,” Jeanne
Anderegg, honors, chair. Skye Folkert, Minot,
N.D., “Why Is Elder Abuse Overlooked?
Media and Ageism,” F.R. Ferraro, psychology,
- 10 a.m., social sciences session
II, Lecture Bowl:
Erienne Graten, Fargo, “Pelagius versus
Augustine,” Mark Jendrysik, political
science and public administration, chair.
Amanda Licht, Wahpeton, N.D., “Two Paths
to Democracy,” Paul Sum, political science
and public administration, chair. Elizabeth
Jeannee Nunn, Casper, Wyo., “Cincinnati’s
Civil Rights: A Case Study in Resolving Police-Community
Racial Discrimination,” Robin David,
- 11 a.m., sciences session I, Lecture
Jenny Guido, Grand Forks, “The Effect
of Time of Day Alcohol Administration and
Endogenous Testosterone Levels on Prose Recall,”
Tom Petros, psychology, chair. Scott Johnson,
Grand Forks, “Design and Implementation
of a Phonological Assessment Toolkit,”
Emanuel Grant, computer science, chair. Amanda
Moen, Nekoma, N.D., “Exploring Consciousness,”
Peter Meberg, biology, chair.
- Noon, poster presentations, Badlands
Carrie Brower, Grand Forks, “Battered
Women Who Kill: The Use of Expert Testimony
and the Impact of Its Timing in the Courtroom,”
Cheryl Terrance, psychology, chair. Amy Gieske,
Sauk Centre, Minn., “Development of
an Emergency Medial Pack (EMP) for Human Space
Flight,” Vadim Rygalov, space studies,
chair. Heidi Gould, Tamarack, Minn., “Women
in Classical Society: Women in the Workforce,”
Melinda Leach, anthropology, chair. Shannon
Heinle, Dickinson, N.D., “Clinopyroxene,
Orthopyroxene, and Olivine Chemistries in
Ultramafic to Mafic Xenoliths,” Dexter
Perkins, geology and geological engineering,
chair. Bethany Roel, Williston, N.D., “The
Experiences of Anger in Everyday Situations,”
Tom Petros, psychology, chair. Ashley Zimmer,
Grand Forks, “Sexual Risk Behaviors
Among College Women at UND: A Case Study of
POL Intervention Programs,” Cherie Lemer,
- 2 p.m., social sciences session
III, Badlands Room:
Dan Carlson, Grand Forks, “How to
Grow Tulips in anEconomic Desert: A Regional
Investigation of the Small Business Innovation
Research and Small Business Technology Transfer
Programs,” C. Ray Diez, technology,
chair. Christopher Pieske, Jamestown, N.D.,
“Securing the Right to Same-Sex Marriage,”
Steven Light, political science and public
administration, chair. Laura Rabenberg,
Medicine Lake, Mont., “Youth and Government:
A Proposal for North Dakota,” Jeanne
Anderegg, honors, chair.
- 3 p.m., humanities session, Lecture
Paul E. Cline, Grand Forks, “Wings
Over the Prairie: History of theJohn D. Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences, 1968-72,”
James Mochoruk, history, chair. Lauren Hoffman,
Minot, N.D., “Childbirth in Early Modern
England,” Jeanne Anderegg, honors, chair.
Geoffrey Vandrovec, West Fargo, N.D., “Precedent
in the Nuremberg Trial,” Jonathan York,
- 4 p.m., artists’ showcase,
River Valley Room:
R. Bruce Canham, Bismarck, “Risk and
Consequence: An Exploration in Writing and
Recording an Album,” Anthony Reeves,
music, chair. Jessie Veeder, Watford City,
N.D., “Writing, Producing and Marketing
an Original Album,” Mike Nitz, communication,
chair. Teresa Mathew, Dickinson, N.D., “Taoism
and the Artistic Process,” Rick Tonder,
— Honors Program
Committee meets Monday
The Graduate Committee will
meet Monday, April 18, from
3:05 to 5 p.m. in the Cargill Room, Gamble Hall.
Please note the room change.
1. Approval of minutes from
2. Consent agenda:
a. Delete English 515,
b. Request for new course:
Arts and Sciences 599, Special Topics.
3. Request for new course:
4. Request for change in
prerequisites for Counseling 580.
5. Request for change in
Counseling 501 from two credits to three.
6. Request for change in
program requirements for the Master of Arts
in Counseling with a Rehabilitation Emphasis
to establish a combined program. (The Department
of Counseling at the graduate level and the
Rehabilitation and Human Services program
at the undergraduate level are proposing this
combined degree program.).
7. Curriculum issues remaining
from this academic year.
8. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School
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; 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
the Earth, one day at a time
Protecting Earth’s resources
and environment is important for future generations.
This year’s 2005 Earth Day theme, “Protect
Our Children and Our Future,” works to
accomplish this goal.
The University is commemorating Earth Day with
a week-long celebration April 18-23. Participants
will take part in searching for cache while
collecting trash on the Greenway; learn about
protecting Earth’s resources at the Earth
fair; see the unveiling of a hydrogen fuel cell
car; test their artistic skills at the recycling
contest; listen to George Seielstad (Northern
Great Plains Center for People and the Environment)
discuss “A Planet on Loan from Our Children”;
and go bird watching at Kelly’s Slough.
For a list of dates and times of events go to
Earth Day started in 1970 when Wisconsin U.S.
Sen. Gaylord Nelson proposed the first nationwide
environmental protest. Twenty million Americans
rallied in support of the first Earth Day, demonstrating
for a healthy sustainable environment. For further
information, go online at www.earthday.net.
— Nikki Seabloom, UND Earth Day coordinator
lecture focuses on role of Vitamin K
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center seminar series continues with
“Age-Related Bone Loss and Vascular Calcification:
A Role for Vitamin K?” It will be presented
by Sarah L. Booth, Scientist I, Vitamin K Laboratory,
HNRC on Aging at Tufts University, Tuesday,
April 19, at 11 a.m. in the GFHNRC
– Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
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
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 19-21, 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, the Counseling Center,
and UND Peer Mediation.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Nachel Glynn,
Theatre will show last play of season
Alcohol abuse, domestic violence,
and teen bullying are three of the most 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 20,
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
– Burtness Theatre
will discuss North Dakotan in occupied France
The story of a North Dakota
evader in occupied France will be presented
Wednesday, April 20, at 7 p.m. in 300 Merrifield
James Tronson of Doyon, N.D., evaded enemy forces
in the summer of 1944 through the assistance
of French helpers in the small Picardie village
of Bellifontaine. The presentation will include
segments of recordings made with Tronson in
which he recalls the most difficult moments
after parachuting into unknown territory. Later
segments that will be heard were made in France
among the children of the families who protected
Tronson for the unusually long time of nearly
five months. The presentation will also examine
the issues at stake among the French peasants
who were never discovered while hiding Tronson:
a bicultural narrative filled with pain and
tenderness as examined by Associate Professor
Virgil Benoit of the Languages Department (prepared
with technical assistance from the Center for
Instructional and Learning Technologies.
The following activities will precede
the 7 p.m. presentation:
- 5:30 p.m., 301 Merrifield Hall, filming
of A World of Difference as presented by a
French chef and two UND students.
- 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., 302 Merrifield Hall,
French music from around the world and conversation
with students on their projects.
- 6 p.m., 301 Merrifield Hall, a master’s
degree candidate explains how he first went
to Haiti and what he has learned since.
- 6:30 p.m., 301 Merrifield Hall, extracts
from LaVerendrye’s 1740 journals.
- 6:30 p.m., reception outside 300 Merrifield
— Virgil Benoit, languages
workshops set for April 20-21
SBIR/STTR Proposal Preparation Workshops, Phase
I will be Wednesday, April 20,
and Phase II will be presented Thursday, April
21, both in the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center.
Workshop presenters are Jim and Gail Greenwood,
Greenwood Consulting Group, Inc., from Sanibel
Island, Fla. During the Phase I workshop, the
Greenwoods present a comprehensive overview
of SBIR and STTR (including recent changes in
both programs) and a detailed discussion of
a recommended four-step process for developing
a competitive Phase I proposal. During the Phase
II workshop you will learn how Phase II is different
from Phase I, and how to put the Phase II proposal
together. Special attention is paid to the all-important
commercialization aspect of the Phase II plan
The workshops are open to university researchers,
faculty, students, potential and experienced
SBIR/STTR companies, as well as those who serve
them. Participants will be entitled to a free
proposal review by the Greenwoods, a service
that would otherwise cost $500 (details provided
at the workshop). If you are considering the
SBIR/STTR program, attendance at this event
The schedule follows:
April 20: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.,
registration, welcome, introductions; 8:35
to 9:45 a.m., overview of the SBIR and STTR
programs; 9:45 to 10 a.m., break; 10 a.m.
to noon, proposal strategy; noon to 1 p.m.,
lunch; 1 to 3 p.m., proposal draft, review
and debriefing; 3 to 3:15 p.m., break; 3:15
to 4 p.m., group critique of actual SBIR proposals;
4 to 4:30 p.m., cost proposal concepts; 4:30
to 5 p.m., overview of resources for ND SBIR/STTR
April 21: 7:30 to 8:30 a.m.,
registration, welcome, introductions; 8:30
to 9:30 a.m., SBIR Phase II basics; 9:30 to
10 a.m., differences among the Phase II agencies;
10 to 10:15 a.m., break; 10:15 to noon, Phase
II proposal preparation process – Part
I; noon to 12:30 p.m., lunch; 12:30 to 1:15
p.m., Phase II proposal preparation process
– Part II; 1:15 to 2:15 p.m., technology
commercialization process and Phase II; 2:15
to 3 p.m., critique of Phase II proposal.
Workshop fees: Phase I workshop,
April 20, $35; Phase II workshop, April 21,
$35. Note: North Dakota University System students,
faculty and staff pay $30 per workshop. Fees
include workshop materials, meals and snacks.
Travel stipend: North Dakota
residents traveling to Grand Forks for the SBIR/STTR
workshops are eligible for a travel stipend.
If you are traveling from 75 to 150 miles away
you can receive $40, 151 to 250 miles away you
can receive $380, 251 to 350 miles away you
can receive $100, and if you are traveling from
351 miles or more away you can receive $120.
Stipend amounts are structured differently if
you have more than one person traveling from
your company/organization. Please call for details.
Workshop registration: The
registration form is available at http://www.techconnectnd.com/workshop/,
Fax 701-777-2339, e-mail email@example.com.
For more information, contact Steph Blair at
the Center for Innovation, 777-3132 (main),
777-3970 (direct), firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information about Greenwood Consulting
About the SBIR and STTR programs:
Created in 1982 by the Small Business Innovation
Development Act, the programs engage small businesses
in federal efforts to develop new technology,
apply existing technology to new problems, and
improve existing technology. About 2,000 small
businesses apply for SBIR/STTR grants each year,
so competition is stiff, but not insurmountable.
Since 1987, North Dakota businesses have received
well over $15 million in SBIR/STTR awards. SBIR
awards are earmarked for U.S. businesses; STTR
programs facilitate cooperative research and
development between small businesses and research
institutions, like UND and NDSU. Phase I award
amounts are typically up to $100,000 except
for NIH, which does not have a cap on Phase
I or Phase II awards. Phase II award amounts
are typically up to $750,000. Collaboration
between academia and business is at the heart
of the SBIR/STTR programs. The university is
the intellectual capital of scientific and engineering
knowledge, and small business is a vehicle for
channeling scientific discovery to the good
of society. Partnerships benefit both.
The 11 federal agencies that participate in
SBIR include: Department of Defense, National
Institutes of Health, Department of Energy,
NASA, National Science Foundation, Department
of Homeland Security, USDA, Department of Transportation,
Department of Education, Department of Commerce,
and EPA. The STTR participating federal agencies
are DOD, DOE, NIH, NASA, and NSF.
Potential applicants are directed to two key
web sites, www.sbirworld.com
These sites can be searched by topic and will
help determine if your company is or could be
doing a project that fits an agency’s
Steph Blair and ND SBIR team members will coach
applicants through the process. The Center for
Innovation’s SBIR/STTR assistance services
are free. North Dakota small businesses are
also eligible for a Phase 0 award up to $2,500.
Find out more about Phase 0 at the ND SBIR/STTR
web site, www.techconnectnd.com.
There you will also find agency links, North
Dakota ward winners, topic search instructions,
proposal preparation tips, resources, information
on ND SBIR/STTR services, and the North Dakota
For more information, contact Steph Blair at
or call 777-3132.
– Center for Innovation
items due for May 5 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet
Thursday, May 5, 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 21. They may be submitted
electronically to: email@example.com.
It is recommended that some detail be included
in the agenda items submitted.
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary,
will focus on engaging new students
“First Encounters: Creating
Purposeful Strategies to Engage New Students,”
will be teleconferenced Thursday, April
21, from noon to 2 p.m. in the Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union. This teleconference is
offered through the National Resource Center
for the First-Year Experience and Students in
Transition, University of South 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 are: Peter Magolda,
associate professor, educational leadership,
Miami University, Ohio; Gail Mellow, president,
La Guardia Community College, New York; Richard
Mullendore, professor, College Student Affairs
Administration, University of Georgia and former
president of the National Orientation Directors
Please register by contacting the University
Within the University (U2) office by any of
the following ways: Phone: 777-2128 or Fax:
777-2140, E-mail: U2@mail.und.nodak.edu
or online: www.conted.und.edu/U2.
Please include the following information to
complete your registration: name, title and
department, box number, phone number E-mail
address, and how you first learned about this
– Julie Sturges, U2 program
E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine and Wellness
Award will be presented April 21
The campus community is invited
to a dedication ceremony and presentation of
the first Charles E. Kupchella Preventive Medicine
and Wellness Award Thursday, April 21,
at 3 p.m. in the Vennes Atrium of the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences. The award,
established by an endowment created by M. Ebadi
(medicine and health sciences), is in appreciation
and recognition of President Kupchella’s
accomplishments and emphasis on wellness at
the University of North Dakota. The annual award
includes a plaque and a cash award and is presented
to individuals or organizations in North Dakota
or surrounding states that have contributed
significantly to disease prevention and healthy
– Jan Orvik, editor
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
presents “A Planet on Loan From Our Children”
The 20th century recorded amazing
human accomplishments. For one, average life
spans for many increased dramatically. But so
did energy consumption, extraction of nonrenewable
resources, conversion of land to human uses,
extinction of species, uses of water, and a
host of other global measures. Never before
has a single species,
Homo sapiens, had so great an impact in such
a short period of time.
George Seielstad, director of the Northern Great
Plains Center for People and the Environment
at UND will present “A Planet on Loan
From Our Children” Thursday, April
21, at 4:15 p.m. in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl. The presentation is free and open
to the public. It is part of UND’s Earth
Humankind triggered a global experiment whose
outcome may mean our descendants will be deprived
of options we enjoyed. But we who have created
a problem also represent its solution. New technologies
allow an unprecedented number of people to continuously
monitor changes that are happening anywhere
on the planet. The global information available
allows us to make wiser decisions about planetary
stewardship. For the sake of those who follow
us, we can do no less.
The Northern Great Plains Center for People
and the Environment was established at the University
of North Dakota in April 2001. It is the core
component of the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium
(UMAC), which includes participants from academia,
industry, and government in North Dakota, South
Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho. The vision
of the Center is to build and nurture learning
communities, creating an integrated view of
all Earth’s systems, in order to serve
humankind’s needs and desires for a sustainable
and prosperous future. For more information
about UMAC visit http://www.umac.org.
— Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908
University Ave., hosts international nights
on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The April 21
program will feature Estonia. Please join us.
– International Programs, 777-6438
discussions held in conjunction with Museum
The North Dakota Museum of Art
is organizing a series of discussions based
upon a reading list developed in conjunction
with “The Disappeared” exhibition.
People may join any or all of the bi-weekly
discussions. Local book groups are invited to
join. Extended reading list and books are available
at the Museum.
The discussions will be held Thursday evenings
at 7 p.m. in the Museum galleries.
April 21 - Truck of Fools
by Carlos Liscano, translated by Elizabeth
Hampsten. Dscussion led by Elizabeth Hampsten
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 Wwithout a Name,
Cell Without a Number by Jacobo Timerman.
Discussion leader to be announced.
Museum hours 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
Lectures are April 21, 22
This year’s Chemistry
Department Abbott Lectures will be given Thursday
and Friday, April 21 and 22. Barry
K. Carpenter, professor of chemistry and chemical
biology at Cornell University, will present.
The first lecture, “Teaching and Learning
Science,” will be given Thursday, April
21, at 7 p.m. in 101 Abbott Hall, and is intended
for a scientifically interested but general
audience. A reception will follow the talk.
He will also present “Nonstatistical Dynamics
in Thermal Reactions of Polyatomic Molecules,”
at noon Friday, April 22, in 138 Abbott Hall.
All are welcome to both lectures.
annual Aerospace Conference and Career Fair
set for April 21-22; parents weekend is April
The Student Aviation Management
Association (SAMA) has scheduled its 24th annual
Aerospace Conference and Aviation Career Fair
for Thursday and Friday, April 21-22, 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 FedEx, Delta/Song,
SkyWest, Netjets, Horizon, General Mills, United
Airlines, and Minneapolis Air Traffic Control,
to name a few.
SAMA, founded in 1975, is a nonprofit organization
for students whose interests lie in the administration,
business, and management activities of the aviation
industry. Affiliated with UND’s Odegard
School, its primary objectives are to promote
aviation professionalism at the collegiate level
and further the aviation knowledge of the entire
University student body. The Aerospace Conference
was organized to increase students’ awareness
of current issues in aviation. Employers throughout
the industry are invited to speak about career
opportunities, current events, and the future
For more information regarding the Aerospace
Conference and Career Fair, contact Nicole Tentinger
at 651-238-4285, , or Brady Anderson at 701-610-1121,
Parents Weekend, hosted by Alpha Eta Rho, will
be held Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 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
the Odegard School (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 in one of
UND Aerospace’s aircraft.
AHP is an international, coeducational fraternity
whose goals are to promote public confidence
in aviation and to provide close ties between
aviation students and the aviation industry.
AHP sponsors field trips, hosts guest speakers
and organizes the AHP Parents Weekend.
For further information regarding Parents Weekend,
contact Robert Salisbury at 218-791-1144, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The event schedule follows:
SAMA conference (Thursday, April
(NOTE: All presentations will take place in
210 Clifford Hall unless otherwise stated.)
- 9 to 10 a.m., Shirley Larson,
FedEx, “Areas of Air Operations Within
a Freight Carrier”; 10 to 11 a.m.,
LaMar Haugaard, Horizon, “The Three
“P’s” for Your Aviation
Career”; 11 to noon, Jack Muhs, FedEx,
“Role of Air Cargo and Challenges
to the Industry”; 1 to 2 p.m., Pete
Ross, Delta/Song; 2 to 3 p.m., Karla Krabbenhoft,
Leading Edge Insurance, “Aviation
Insurance”; 3 to 4 p.m., Mark Osojnicki,
General Mills, “Fly Higher—Go
Corporate”; 4 to 5 p.m., John Odegard
Jr., NetJets, “NetJets—The Development
of Fractional Ownership and Its Impact on
SAMA Conference and Career Fair
(Friday, April 22):
(NOTE: All presentations will take place in
210 Clifford Hall unless otherwise stated.)
- 9 to 10 a.m., Mark Schreier, Minneapolis
Air Traffic Control, “Evil Airspace”;
10 to 11 a.m., Jason Gunderson, SkyWest;
11 a.m. to noon, John Matol, United Airlines,
“International Flight—Over the
Pole on Two Engines”; 12:30 p.m.,
Alumni Panel; 2 to 3 p.m., Sarah Demory,
Sea-Tac, “Airport Ops-24/7.”
Alpha Eta Rho Parents Weekend (Saturday,
- 7 to 11 a.m., Women In Aviation pancake
breakfast, Airport; 8 a.m., local flying
begins; 9 a.m., airport opens for activities:
tours of flight operations, airport rescue
and fire fighting, static aircraft displays;
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., UND Aerospace open house:
tours of the School including Odegard, Clifford,
and Ryan Halls; simulator flights available
in Ryan Hall; 4 p.m., Last local flying
Alpha Eta Rho Parents Weekend (Sunday,
- 8:30 a.m., Local flying begins; 9 to noon,
UND Aerospace open house. Tours of the Odegard
School, including Odegard, Clifford, and
Ryan Halls; 3 p.m., Last local flying launch.
— Odegard School
now to attend R&D Showcase
Reminder: Pre-registration is
required for the R&D Showcase IV. Space
and materials are limited, so don’t wait
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
by Scott Stirton, CEO, Smith Carter Architects
and Engineers Incorporated, Winnipeg, Manitoba.
- “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,
- “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. 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
examination set for Kimberly Anderson Gillette
The final examination for Kimberly
Lynn Anderson Gillette, a candidate for the
Ph.D. degree with a major in educational leadership,
is set for 1 p.m. Friday, April 22,
in Room 206, Education Building. The dissertation
title is “As the World Goes to College:
International Student Experiences.” Margaret
Healy (educational leadership) is the committee
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School
will remember Bernard O’Kelly
The University community is
invited to remember the late Bernard O’Kelly,
dean emeritus of arts and sciences, at a gathering
at the North Dakota Museum of Art Friday,
April 22, at 2 p.m. A reception will
follow the event. Dean O’Kelly served
as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
and professor of English from 1966 to 1995.
He died Feb. 9 in Arlington Heights, Ill. A
full obituary appeared in the Feb. 18 issue
of the University Letter and is available at
Anecdotes and remembrances are being collected
for inclusion in a book to be given to the family.
They may be sent to the College of Arts and
Sciences at Box 8038 or by e-mail to Brenda_schill@und.nodak.edu.
— Bruce Dearden, interim dean, College
of Arts and Sciences
discusses Earth’s impact on health
On Friday, April 22,
Geoffrey Plumlee will present a LEEPS lecture
on medical geology at 3 p.m. in the Leonard
Hall lecture bowl. The title of the presentation
is “The Emerging Disciplines of Medical
Geology and Toxicological Geochemistry –
Earth Scientists Collaborating with Health Scientists
to Understand Earth’s Impacts on Human
Dr. Plumlee is a senior research scientist with
the U.S. Geological Survey specializing in environmental
and medical geochemistry. He has participated
in a number of projects in the United States
and internationally that investigate the geological
and geochemical processes controlling the environmental
impacts of mining and mineral deposits prior
to mining. He served as lead editor and contributing
author of the two-volume textbook, The Environmental
Geochemistry of Mineral Deposits, published
in 1999 by the Society of Economic Geologists.
More recently, Plumlee helped initiate and co-leads
an interdisciplinary USGS project examining
geological and geochemical controls on the potential
health effects of earth materials including
asbestos dusts; dusts generated by the 9/11
2001 World Trade Center collapse; dusts, soils,
and mine wastes containing heavy metals; and
In collaboration with toxicologists and other
human health specialists, Plumlee’s research
focuses on the geochemical interactions of minerals
with human body fluids and their links to toxicity.
He has served as an advisor to the U.S. Navy
Lung Disease Assessment Program review panel,
and is an expert member of the International
Volcanic Health Hazards Network. He is a lead
or contributing author on over 160 scientific
papers and abstracts.
The Department of Geology and Geological Engineering
Leading Edge of Earth and Planetary Science
lecture program (LEEPS) brings nationally and
internationally known scientists and others
to UND to give talks on cutting edge science
– Will Gosnold, professor and chair,
Geology and Geological Engineering
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
Graduation” is April 27
Graduating seniors are invited
to “Operation Graduation” at the
J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Wednesday, April 27.
– Stacey Majkrzak, Telesis advisor, UND
Alumni Association and Foundation
Wenstrom lecture set for April 27
The second annual presentation
in the Bureau of Governmental Affairs Frank
Wenstrom Lecture Series will feature Dale Wetzel,
North Dakota Associated Press writer, at 6:30
p.m. Wednesday, April 27, in
the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
– Matthew Leipham, political science
and public administration
and Mines hosts open house
The School of Engineering and
Mines spring open house for elementary and middle
school students will be held Thursday, April
28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All events will take
place within Upson I, Upson II, Leonard and
Harrington Halls, with the free registration
taking place at the entrance to Upson Hall I.
Some of the exciting activities planned for
the day include:
- Cryogenics shows, in which racquetballs,
bananas, carrots, balloons, and marshmallows
are frozen using liquid nitrogen;
- A presentation of Subzero – North
Dakota’s first fuel cell-powered vehicle
– designed, constructed, and raced
by UND engineering students;
- Hands-on science experiments, including
air pressure, inertia, polymers, and magnetics/circuits;
- Observe one of North Dakota’s premiere
dinosaur and mineral displays;
- Watch as garbage cans explode before
- See first hand how a stream erodes;
- For the first time, see a thermite chemical
The open house is attended by regional elementary
and middle school students, as well as UND students,
faculty, and staff. The primary goal is to demonstrate
how interesting and fun math, science, and technology-related
activities can be for people of all ages and
backgrounds. The school also hosts an open house
for high school students in conjunction with
the Junior Engineering Technical Society’s
TEAMS (Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics
and Science) competition held in February of
If you or your school would like to attend,
please contact the School of Engineering and
Mines at 777-3411.
– Cheryl Osowski, outreach coordinator,
Engineering and Mines
Ensemble and University Band to present concert
with special guest artist
The Wind Ensemble and University
Band, conducted by James Popejoy, will present
a concert Thursday, April 28,
at 7:30 p.m., in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Their special guest for this concert will be
noted composer and conductor James Curnow.
The Wind Ensemble program includes a complete
performance of H. Owen Reed’s monumental
La Fiesta Mexicana, and the light-hearted Cartoon
of Paul Hart. Guest artist James Curnow will
conduct two of his works with the Wind Ensemble:
Fanfare for Spartacus and Transfiguration. Graduate
conductor Melissa Kary will lead the ensemble
in a new work by Japanese composer Yo Goto titled
A Prelude to the Shining Day. The University
Band will open the concert with a performance
of the main title theme from John Williams’
Star Wars music, followed by Clare Grundman’s
Three Sketches for Winds. James Curnow will
conduct his Lone Star Overture with the ensemble,
and Melissa Kary will present a tribute piece
to the American soldier by Samuel Hazo, Each
Time You Tell Their Story. They will close their
program with the classic Light Cavalry overture
of Franz von Suppé.
James Curnow lives in Kentucky where he is president,
composer, and educational consultant for Curnow
Music Press, Inc. He also serves as composer-in-residence
at Asbury College in Wilmore, Ky., and is editor
of all music publications for The Salvation
Army in Atlanta. Curnow has taught in all areas
of instrumental music, both in the public schools
(five years) and on the college and university
level (26 years). As a conductor, composer and
clinician, he has traveled throughout the United
States, Canada, Australia, Japan and Europe
where his music has received wide acclaim. Curnow
has won several awards for band compositions,
and in 1980 he received the National Band Association’s
“Citation of Excellence.” In 1985,
while a tenured associate professor at the University
of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, he was honored
as an outstanding faculty member. Among his
most recent honors are inclusion in Who’s
Who in America, Who’s Who in the South
and Southwest, and Composer of the Year (1997)
by the Kentucky Music Teachers Association and
the National Music Teachers Association. He
has received annual ASCAP standard awards since
1979. Curnow has been commissioned to write
over 200 works for concert band, brass band,
orchestra, choir and various vocal and instrumental
ensembles. His published works now number well
Tickets are $5 for general admission, $2 for
students, and $10 per family.
For additional information concerning this performance,
please contact the band department at 777-2815.
— James Popejoy, director of bands
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. The 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
A family mediation seminar is set for June 8-10
and June 13-15 (a split week), at a location
to be announced. The 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
Contact Gail at 777-3664 or register online
— Gail Colwell, administrative assistant,
Conflict Resolution Center
Council members elected to Senate
The following 14 University Council members
were elected on an at-large basis to serve two-year
terms on the University Senate from September
2005 through August 2007: Christopher Anderson,
April Bradley, Graeme Dewar, Cynthia Flom-Meland,
Bettina Heinz, Jon Jackson, Sukhvarsh Jerath,
Jason Lane, Patricia Mahar, Douglas Munski,
Glenn Olsen, David Perry, Claudia Routon and
Tom Petros was elected to serve a five-year
term on the Faculty Rights Committee.
Jon Jackson was elected to serve a three-year
term on the Council of College Faculties.
The 30 faculty elected to the Special Review
Committee for 2005-2006: Shelby Barrentine,
Sharon Carson, Graeme Dewar, Albert Fivizzani,
Janice Goodwin, William Gosnold, James Grijalva,
Birgit Hans, Thomasine Heitkamp, Sukhvarsh Jerath,
Cindy Juntunen-Smith, Mary Kweit, John La Duke,
Melinda Leach, Barry Milavetz, James Mochoruk,
Janet Moen, Thomas Mohr, Douglas Munski, Glenn
Olsen, Dexter Perkins, David Perry, Thomas Petros,
Thomas Rand, Elizabeth Rankin, Charles Robertson,
Kathy Smart, Wayne Swisher, Margaret Zidon and
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary,
grant awardees named
The following faculty members
were awarded Faculty Iinstructional Development
Committee grants in February.
Kari Chiasson (teaching
and learning), “Identification and Assessment
of Young Children with Special Needs,”
$478.50; Kim Fink (art),
“Print Exchange Project and Collaboration
Lecture with the George Eunescu University,
Romania,” $1,250; Lynda Kenney
(technology), “Instructional Materials
for Graphics and Design,” $262; Angie
Koppang (educational leadership),
“Breaking Ranks II Leadership Training,”
$400; Lori Robison (English),
“Annual Conference on College Composition
and Communication Convention,” $500;
Eric Wolfe (English), “Annual
Conference on College Composition and Communication
FIDC grant proposals may be used to purchase
instructional materials, travel to teaching-related
conferences, or other projects related to teaching.
To submit a proposal, call the Office of Instructional
Development (OID) for guidelines and materials
or find the necessary information on the OID
web site (listed under “Academics”
on the UND Info page.)
Proposals may be submitted at any time during
the academic year and are reviewed on a monthly
basis by the Faculty Instructional Development
Committee. The next deadline is Friday,
May 13, at noon.
Instructional or professional development projects
that fall outside FIDC guidelines may qualify
for funding through OID’s flexible grants
program. For further information, or to discuss
ideas and drafts before submitting a final proposal,
–Libby Rankin, director, Office of Instructional
Development, 777-3325 or email@example.com
may enroll in courses at low cost
For just $9.45 per credit hour,
benefited employees may enroll in University
classes. You may take up to three academic courses
each calendar year, and may be granted work
release time for one academic class per school
session after receiving approval from your supervisor
for release time during working hours. You can
continue your education, earn a degree, or improve
your skills. Staff members may work toward a
degree; faculty may take courses for credit.
Both faculty and staff members may audit courses.
New employees may also take a course while on
You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging
from management and sciences to languages and
music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid
and financial management. Here’s how to
- Pick up admissions materials, registration
materials and a tuition waiver form at the
Office of Admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone
777-3821) or at the Graduate School, 414 Twamley
- Choose the course you’d like to take.
Prerequisites or other factors may affect
- Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean
sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them
to Admissions(undergraduates) or the Graduate
School. Return the completed waiver forms
to Admissions. The deadline for filing the
waiver is May 15.
- Register according to instructions in the
Time Schedule of Classes.
If you are enrolling for the first time, you
need to complete and return an “Application
for Admission” form, available from the
Admissions Office or Graduate School. There
is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who
has not previously enrolled. You may need to
file transcripts from schools that you previously
attended. Please note that some courses have
additional fees that cannot be waived.
Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit.
– Heidi Kippenhan, director of admissions,
and Diane Nelson, human resources
sought for ConnectND study
If you have received ConnectND training, you
are invited to participate in a joint research
study of ConnectND (the North Dakota University
System’s implementation of PeopleSoft’s
finance, human resources management system,
and student administration) being conducted
by NDSU and UND.
The purpose of this study is manyfold:
- Determine where (and possibly how) project
communication should be targeted to reduce
user anxiety and increase user involvement
related to the implementation of PeopleSoft
(ConnectND) across the University System.
- Establish, via this user survey, baseline
demographical measurements related to project
- Conduct, via future user surveys, a longitudinal
study measuring demographical changes over
time related to project communication and
whether communication developed as a result
of #1 and #2 was effective.
- Determine whether (and possibly how and
what types of) user training reduces user
apprehension related to PeopleSoft implementation.
- Establish, via this user survey, baseline
demographical measurements related to project
- Conduct, via future user surveys, a longitudinal
study measuring demographical changes over
time related to project training.
Your participation in this study is completely
voluntary. For more information on this study
or to complete the online survey, please go
— ConnectND project
One lists guests
Communities are reaching out
to support the citizens of Red Lake, Minn.,
site of the worst school shooting since Columbine.
We’ll discuss fundraising efforts for
families and victims on the next edition of
Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. A cabaret
organized by the Dakota Indian Association at
the University of North Dakota raised money
and the spirits of those touched by the Red
Lake tragedy. According to one cabaret attendee,
“What’s good about tonight is there’s
happiness and laughter along with the sadness,
and that’s part of our healing process.”
Also on the next edition of Studio One,
hazing has become a national concern among athletes
and students. Inspirational speaker Hank Nuwer
will explain how hazing can push people to their
limits and even result in death. We’ll
learn about the history of hazing and how thinking
ahead can save lives.
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.
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
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar,
Ginny Sobolik, Business Office, and Joseph Benoit,
dean, Graduate School
Below are U2 wWorkshops for
May 3-12. Visit our web site for additional
workshops. Reserve your seat by registering
with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name,
department, position, box number, phone number,
e-mail address, and how you first learned of
the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance;
it helps us plan for materials and number of
- Records Disposal Procedures:
May 3, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Badlands
Room, Memorial Union. During this workshop
you will learn more about the process for
destroying or transferring records that
have passed their retention time limits.
We’ll review the forms used, discuss
why it’s necessary to document, and
you will take part in a hands-on run-through
of the entire process. It’s fun to
clean out, it’s easier to do than
you think, and now’s the time to do
it! Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.
- Preparing for the Unthinkable:
Bioterrorism, WMD’s and Disease Catastrophes:
May 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 211 Skalicky
Tech Incubator. The word emergency has evolved
greatly since the attacks on the World Trade
Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania
field on “9-11.” In addition
to severe weather, natural disasters, fire,
and disease, Americans are now forced to
prepare for even more risks, collectively
known as terrorism. Terrorism can vary from
verbal or written threats to attacks using
weapons of mass destruction (WMD’s).
This seminar will discuss terrorism, the
possible consequences of terrorist acts,
and planning as a community to prevent such
problems. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
- Defensive Driving: May 12,
6 to10 p.m., Skalicky Tech Incubator. This
workshop is required by state fleet for
all UND employees who drive state vehicles
on a regular (monthly) basis, received a
traffic violation, or had an accident while
operating a state vehicle. Employees are
encouraged to bring a family member. This
workshop may also reduce your North Dakota
insurance premiums and could possibly remove
points from your driving record. Presenter:
Officer Dan Lund.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program.
available now for staff recognition luncheon
The 2005 Recognition Ceremony
for Staff Personnel will be held Tuesday,
May 10, in the Memorial Union Ballroom
at 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for
years of service in five-year increments, 10
Meritorious Service Awards 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 $3.50 each or from the human resources manager
in your department. Tickets must be purchased
no later than Wednesday, May 4. All members
of the University community are invited.
– Diane Nelson, director, Human Resources
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
firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 777-2040
for FWS jobs or Terri for institutional work
at 777-4395 or e-mail email@example.com,
– Cathy Jelinek and Terri Jerik, Job
students to consider new mini-seminars
If your advisees are looking for a
unique educational experience (or just in need of
a one-credit course) for the fall semester, please
invite them to consider any of the four one-credit
Interdisciplinary Studies 399 courses. These seminars
are an attempt, supported by the Bush Foundation,
to create a learning environment in which students
and faculty explore a topic as co-learners. Two faculty
facilitators lead a class of about a dozen students
in reading on a topic that is outside the areas of
expertise of the faculty. Freshmen through seniors
are encouraged to enroll.
For more information and specific topics, see the
instructional development web page at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid,
or check the timetable under Interdisciplinary Studies.
– Libby Rankin, director, Office of Instructional
school ranks third for rural medicine
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences
has been named one of the best in the nation for its
commitment to excellence in rural medicine.
The ranking, released in the 2006 edition of America’s
Best Graduate Schools by U.S. News and World Report,
is based on results of a survey of medical school
deans and senior faculty members at 125 U.S. medical
“This recognition reaffirms our role as a national
leader in the education and training of physicians
for rural practice,” said H. David Wilson, dean
of the medical school and vice president for health
affairs, “and our commitment to quality, accessible
rural health care. We are pleased to be viewed as
a model for how medical education and practice can
best be carried out in a rural, sparsely populated
This is also a particular honor for the school’s
Rural Assistance Center (RAC), the only one in the
entire nation, he emphasized. Operated through the
Center for Rural Health, RAC serves as a clearinghouse
for information on rural health issues; its personnel
field requests from every state in the union and several
In the Best Graduate Schools survey, the UND medical
school ties for third place with the University of
Missouri-Columbia, behind first-ranked University
of Washington and second-ranked University of New
Mexico. In past years, UND has been recognized, usually
ranked fourth for rural medicine.
— School of Medicine and Health Science
signs contract to provide HTMLeZ software in Europe
The AeroSpace Network, a support division
of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences,
has signed an agreement to provide its patented HTMLeZ
software to e-Solving Srl, a company located in Salerno,
Italy. HTMLeZ is a class of software known as a learning
management system. “HTMLeZ facilitates teaching
and learning on the Internet,” said Henry Borysewicz,
director of ASN. “It helps instructors easily
create and maintain a Web presence on their own, without
programming or learning new computer applications.”
e-Solving provides online learning and consultation
services to institutions of higher education in Europe.
It partnered with Rubbettino Risorse Srl, which manages
the international business of one of the most active
publishing houses in Italy. Together, they pursue
projects related to the application of new technologies
in the education and publishing fields.
ASN is currently working with e-Solving to translate
the HTMLeZ user interface into Italian. e-Solving
will market and promote HTMLeZ in Italy, Germany,
Switzerland and Spain. Additionally, e-Solving will
provide various end-user support services, such as
faculty training and customer technical support. The
company plans to establish branches in Switzerland
and Spain to promote HTMLeZ and its other services.
A Zurich office will open this summer and will serve
Germany and Switzerland. The Barcelona office will
be active by the end of the year.
In 2003, the North Dakota State Legislature designated
ASN a Center of Excellence in Multimedia Technology.
This designation provided funding to help stimulate
local economic activity and job creation. “This
is a significant step,” said Borysewicz. “We
are just beginning to see the benefit from this investment,
but we have a way to go. These activities have the
potential to generate resources for our region.”
Through the UND Aerospace Foundation, a nonprofit
corporation that serves as a link between industry
and the Odegard School, ASN has already established
commercial relationships with the Rhode Island Department
of Elementary and Secondary Education and Education
Development Center Inc., an international, nonprofit
organization. Contracts are currently being negotiated
with the Vermont Department of Education, the New
Hampshire Department of Education and the New York
State Education Department.
Although originally designed as an educational tool,
the software has commercial applications as well.
ASN is using Center of Excellence funding to commercialize
the software and pursue other commercial activities.
– AeroSpace Network
Sciences library seeks children’s books for
National Library Week is April 10-16.
There is something for you at all your campus libraries.
The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences
is again this year collecting new and slightly used
children’s books for the Indian Health Service
Turtle Mountain Health Care Center
The books are given to children by staff at the pediatrics
unit there as part of the national Reach Out and Read
program. More details are at http://www.reachoutandread.org/.
As you come in to the School of Medicine and Health
Sciences building from the south entrance to leave
the books, we invite you to stop at the display case
by our library’s entrance and view a “Statistical
of the e-resources available through the Health Sciences
Library. Thank you for supporting the Reach Out and
Read project and your libraries!
— Judy Rieke, Library of the Health Sciences
noted of student Jocelyn Fink
It is with regret that the University reports
that Jocelyn L. Fink of Forman, N.D., died Thursday,
March 31. She was enrolled in the master’s program
in special education in the summer session of 2004
through the spring semester of 2005, through distance
– Lillian Elsinga, dean of students
offers summer strings program for youth
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony announces
a summer program in chamber music performance for
string musicians in grades 5-12. “Summer Strings”
will run June 6-30 at Hughes Fine
Applications are being accepted for limited spots
in the following sessions: Intro to Chamber Music,
for intermediate-level elementary and middle school
students without chamber music experience; Intermediate
Chamber Music, for intermediate to advanced middle
school students with some chamber music experience;
and Jazz Strings, open to advanced middle school and
high school students with or without jazz playing
Students will present a recital at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday,
June 28, in the Josephine Campbell Recital
Hall. The deadline for application is May 13; applications
received by April 22 receive an early-bird discount.
For precise playing level requirements, more information,
or to request a brochure, please contact the GGFSO,
Box 7089 Grand Forks, ND 58202-7084, (701) 777-3359;
or call director Naomi Welsh at 746-9969 or director
Suzanne Larson at 746-6222.
– Greater Grand Forks Symphony
heritage is topic of October symposium
Norwegian ancestry will be a featured topic
with a symposium, “Norwegian Heritage in the
United States: Resources and the Research Experience”
to be held in Grand Forks on Oct. 10 and 11,
preceding the annual Norsk Hostfest in Minot Oct.
11-15. It is hoped that persons interested in Norwegian
heritage will be able to attend both events. They
plan to invite prominent genealogists from Norway
and America as symposium speakers and propose active
participation by Bygdelag and other ethnic organizations.
– Shelle Michaels, Nordic Initiative
Ruth Sands, retired director of food services,
was born in Norway, Mich., to the late Rev.
Carl L. Brotten and Gerda Larson Brotten. Her
stepmother, Anna Brotten played an important
part of Ruth’s childhood. Ruth graduated
from Negaunee High School in 1937. She earned
her bachelor’s degree from Northern State
College in 1941 and a master’s degree
at Michigan State University. She worked in
the resident hall system for 17 years at Michigan
State University and was director of school
lunch program for three years in Bangor, Maine.
For another three years she was a consultant
to state school lunch programs in North Dakota.
She retired in 1985 after completing 13 years
as director of food services at the University
of North Dakota. She was past president of the
Maine State School Food Services Association
and active in the National Association of College
and University Food Services, as well as the
Quota Club in Grand Forks.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dr.
Paul E. Sands.
She is survived by her son, Raymond E. Sands
of Garden Grove, Calif., and several cousins
in this country as well as Norway and Sweden.
She was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
in Garden Grove.
- Jan Orvik, editor, with information from
the Grand Forks Herald
grant applications due May 2
Monday, May 2, is the final
deadline for submission of Senate Scholarly
Activities Committee travel grant applications
for fiscal year 2004-2005. This deadline is
for travel occurring between May 3 and Sept.
15 in 2005.
The committee reminds applicants to carefully
prepare their proposals and be specific and
realistic in their budget requests. Although
the SSAC encourages submission of travel requests,
the committee takes into consideration the most
recent SSAC award granted to each applicant.
Priority will be given to beginning faculty
and first-time applicants.
Application forms are available at Research
Development and Compliance, 105 Twamley Hall,
777-4278, or on RD&C’s home page (on
UND’s home page under “Research”).
Please feel free to contact RD&C at 777-4278
for information or guidance when preparing your
– Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences),
chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee