42, Number 33: April 22, 2005
names Weisenstein new provost
Preventative Medicine and Wellness Award to be inaugurated
|EVENTS TO NOTE
and Greets” set for AD candidate
Abbott Lectures are April 21, 22
24th annual Aerospace Conference and Career
Fair set for April 21-22; parents weekend is April 23-24
Gathering will remember Bernard O’Kelly
Hydrogen-powered vehicle will be unveiled
PPT holds Friday seminar series
Lecture discusses Earth's impact on health
Earth Week celebration set
Children invited to Hands-On Learning
Graduate committee meets Monday
Retirement reception will honor Connie
Doctoral examinations set for four candidates
“Operation Graduation” is
Frank Wenstrom lecture set for April
De-stress at the De-Stress Fest April
Students present on gender, culture and
Lecture focuses on medical student education
Philosophy plans colloquium
Engineering and Mines hosts open house
Wind Ensemble and University Band to
Enjoy International Nights each Thursday
Anthropology Club hosts film series
U2 workshops listed
Campus blood drive set for May 4
Lunch panel will explore higher ed leadership
Retirement reception will honor Diane
Book discussions held in conjunction
with Museum exhibit
Fiddlers host spring dance
Tickets available now for staff recognition
FAA head named commencement speaker
CRC offers mediation seminars
Technology lab dedication honors accounting
Alumni Days features classes of 1945,
1950, 1955, and 1960
Sioux Award recipients named
“Blue’s Clues Live”
will play at Fritz
Symphony offers summer strings program
Museum offers summer art day camps for
receives award for outstanding coal ash research
ELS English Language Centers now on campus
Health department seeks cancer control
Use new forms for PHS 398, 2590 grant applications
Grants office will close to address PeopleSoft
Encourage students to consider new mini-seminars
Summer jobs will be posted May 11
Finals week shuttle bus schedule announced
Employees may enroll in courses at low
Final exam hours set for Chester Fritz
Purchasing office details policies, procedures
October artistic marathon will benefit
Dru Sjodin garden
Memorial Union seeks comments on event
Staff Senate sponsors trash to scholarships
Studio One lists features
names Weisenstein new provost
President Charles Kupchella has appointed Greg
Weisenstein as UND’s next provost and
vice president for academic affairs. Weisenstein
will start his new duties Aug. 1.
“I look forward to having Dr. Weisenstein
join our team. Dr. Weisenstein is a proven leader
with a terrific higher education background.
He will do an excellent job of leading UND’s
academic division. He has spent lots of time
in the Upper Midwest and knows our culture and
landscape. As an added plus, his wife, Sandra,
comes highly recommended as a community-minded
individual whom I believe will be a great addition
to the Grand Cities,” said Kupchella.
Kupchella also praised the other candidates
and the search committee. “We had a great
array of finalists for this position. In fact,
we had four very highly qualified finalists,
any one of which would have done a fine job.
I want to thank Bruce Smith [dean of UND’s
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences]
and the rest of the committee for an exceptional
job of attracting candidates.”
“I am delighted to join the very strong
administrative team at the University of North
Dakota. With each visit to the UND campus I
have become more impressed with faculty, staff
and students, and with the relationships that
President Kupchella has forged with constituencies
throughout the state of North Dakota. UND is
positioned among the nation’s truly great
universities, yet strives to be even better,”
“I was initially attracted to the University
of North Dakota because of its great reputation
and because it is an institution that is a cut
above the others in how it is approaching the
demands of the 21st century. I am looking forward
to working with an exceptionally strong faculty
to help UND continue to elevate its impact within
the state, nationally, and internationally.
My wife, Sandra, and I are also looking forward
to joining the Grand Cities community and making
new friends,” Weisenstein added.
Greg Weisenstein comes from Montana State University,
where he has served as dean of the College of
Education, Health and Human Development since
1999. Prior to that, he served as dean of the
School of Education at the University of Colorado
at Colorado Springs. During his tenure as dean,
he was credited for having established strong
linkages with both public and private entities
in the region, developing significant extramural
revenue sources for the school, strengthening
participatory governance, increasing enrollment,
and developing new degree and licensure programs
to serve the state.
Weisenstein has also been the associate dean
for research at Clemson University, director
of secondary special education, rehabilitation
and vocational education at the University of
Washington, and assistant professor of education
at the University of Oregon. He has also held
adjunct and courtesy appointments at Oregon
State University, the University of Hawaii,
and the University of Puget Sound.
Weisenstein received his bachelor’s and
master’s degrees from the University of
Washington and his doctorate in education from
the University of Kansas.
Weisenstein’s academic credentials include
four books, over 80 articles, and 150 major
presentations on scientific and management topics.
He has served on four U.S. Presidential committees
through the Department of Labor and during the
past 15 years has generated more than $15 million
in grants and contracts in the fields of education,
labor, and international program development.
On the more local level, Weisenstein has chaired
and held positions on a variety of committees
dealing with educational improvement, quality
of life, and economic development, including
serving a three-year term as a director of the
Greater Colorado Springs Economic Development
Corporation. Weisenstein has also received several
teaching awards, including Vocational Educator
of the Year in the State of Washington.
In addition to serving on state and national
committees in the United States, Weisenstein
is an experienced international negotiator and
facilitator, having negotiated agreements in
Western, Central, and Eastern Europe. He served
as lead negotiator for negotiations with former
President Gorbachev in developing an agreement
to serve the educational and scientific communities
in Russia and the United States. Weisenstein
has also led several United States delegations
to countries in Asia and Europe and has chaired
three international conferences. He was the
special guest of honor of the Commission on
European Communities in Kortijk, Belgium, where
he delivered four keynote presentations.
Preventative Medicine and Wellness Award to
be inaugurated Thursday
An award named for President Charles Kupchella
will be inaugurated and a commemorative plaque
unveiled at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 21,
at the Vennes Atrium, School of Medicine and
The Charles E. Kupchella Preventative Medicine
and Wellness Award has been created to recognize
Dr. Kupchella’s numerous accomplishments
and contributions to UND, including the areas
of health promotion and wellness, said Manuchair
(Mike) Ebadi, who endowed the award.
Robert Potts, chancellor of the North Dakota
University System, has been invited to deliver
remarks at the event, which is open to the public.
Also expected to speak are Tim O’Keefe,
executive vice president of the Alumni Association
and Foundation; H. David Wilson, dean of the
medical school and vice president for health
affairs; and Laurie Betting, director of the
UND Wellness Center.
Drs. James Mitchell and Robert Nordlie, both
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors at the
medical school, will unveil the award plaque.
Fr. Raymond Courtright of the Newman Center
will offer a blessing and benediction.
The award will be presented to individuals and
organizations that have contributed significantly
to disease prevention and healthy living in
the region, Ebadi said. A committee will further
define the eligibility requirements for the
award and select the first recipient, whose
name will be announced in the 2005-06 academic
A former cancer researcher, Kupchella is among
the leaders of the “Healthy North Dakota”
initiative, aimed at encouraging healthy lifestyle
choices. He is past president of the American
Association for Cancer Education and is affiliated
with several scientific societies. He has served
as a grant reviewer for the American Cancer
Society, the National Cancer Institute and other
agencies, and is a collaborating partner in
the National Dialogue on Cancer. Among many
honors, he has been named to American Men
of Science, Who’s Who in Education, Who’s
Who in the World, and Who’s Who in Science
and Greets” set for AD candidate
“Meet and Greets” have been set
for Al Molde, candidate for athletic director.
Candidates John McCarthy, athletic director
at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., visited
campus last week, and Rob Bollinger, development
officer for UND athletics, visited campus April
Al Molde, director of athletics at Gustavus
Adolphus College in St. Peter, will visit campus
Thursday, April 21. He will meet with student
athletes and students at 2 p.m. in 305 Twamley
Hall, and will visit with community members
and Sioux Boosters at 5:45 p.m. in the Ralph
Engelstad Arena Lobby.
Molde has served as director of athletics at
Gustavus Adolphus since 1997. Coaching and AD
experience includes serving as head football
coach at Western Michigan University at Kalamazoo,
1987-1997; head football coach at Eastern Illinois
University, Charleston, 1983-1987; director
of athletics/head football coach, University
of Minnesota, Morris, 1973-1980; and head football
coach, Sioux Falls College, South Dakota, 1971-1973.
Molde earned a bachelor’s degree in biology
and physical education from Gustavus Adolphus
College in St. Peter in 1966; a master’s
degree in physical education from South Dakota
State University in Brookings in 1970; and a
doctorate in exercise physiology in 1971.
Bollinger has served as development officer
for UND athletics since 2001, and was executive
director of the Fighting Sioux Club at the UND
Foundation from 1996 to 2001. Coaching experience
includes offensive coordinator, UND football,
1986-1995; head football coach, Northern State
University in Aberdeen, 1985; offensive coordinator,
Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg,
1983-1984; running backs coach, UND, 1980-1982;
head football coach, Bismarck Junior College,
1979; graduate assistant football coach, UND,
1988-1978; and head football coach, Richardton
High School in North Dakota, 1974-1977. He earned
an associate degree in physical education from
Phoenix Jr. College in 1971; a bachelor’s
degree in physical education from Dickinson
State College in 1974; and a master’s
degree in physical education from UND in 1980.
The chair of the athletics director search committee
is Phil Harmeson.
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.
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, and more.
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 of aviation.
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.
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, email@example.com.
The event schedule follows:
SAMA conference (Thursday, April
(NOTE: All presentations
will take place in 210 Clifford Hall unless
- 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
- 11 to noon, Jack Muhs,
FedEx, “Role of Air Cargo and
Challenges to the Industry”
- 1 to 2 p.m., Pete Ross,
- 2 to 3 p.m., Karla Krabbenhoft,
Leading Edge Insurance, “Aviation
- 3 to 4 p.m., Mark Osojnicki,
General Mills, “Fly Higher—Go
- 4 to 5 p.m., John Odegard
Jr., NetJets, “NetJets—The
Development of Fractional Ownership and
Its Impact on the Industry”
SAMA Conference and Career Fair (Friday,
(NOTE: All presentations
will take place in 210 Clifford Hall unless
- 9 to 10 a.m., Mark Schreier,
Minneapolis Air Traffic Control, “Evil
- 10 to 11 a.m., Jason
- 11 a.m. to noon, John
Matol, United Airlines, “International
Flight—Over the Pole on Two Engines”
- 12:30 p.m., aumni 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
- 9 a.m., Airport opens
for activities: tours of flight operations,
airport rescue and fire fighting, static
- 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Aerospace
open house: tours of the 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
- 9 to noon, UND Aerospace
open house. Tours of the Odegard, Clifford,
and Ryan Halls
- 3 p.m., Last local flying
— Odegard 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
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
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 22, Jim Mandell, University
of Virginia, “Roles for ERK and p38 MAP
Kinase Pathways in Neural Development and Neuroplasticity”;
April 29, Jun Tan, University of South Florida,
“Modulation of Microglial Immune Responses
— Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
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
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 volcanic ash.
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 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
Week celebration set
The University community is commemorating Earth Day
with a week-long celebration through April 23. Participants
will search for cache while collecting trash on the
Greenway. Learn about protecting Earth’s resources
at the Earth Fair. See the hydrogen fuel cell car.
Test artistic skills at the recycling contest. Listen
to George Seielstad, director of the 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 online at:
— Wellness Center
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 Children’s
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet Monday,
April 25, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley
The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes from
2. Change in program requirements
3. Distinction between undergraduate
and graduate courses.
4. Cross listing of courses.
5. Policies and procedures in
the graduate school.
6. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, graduate dean
reception will honor Connie Strand
A retirement reception in honor of Connie Strand will
be held Tuesday, April 26, from 2
to 3:30 p.m., in the Vennes Atrium of the School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. She has been the circulation
manager at the Library of the Health Sciences since
Strand received her B.A. in English and sociology
from Concordia College and pursued her career as a
secondary school English teacher in several locations
in North Dakota. From 1973 to 1976 she held the position
of circulation supervisor at the Grand Forks Public
In her 28 years at the Library of the Health Sciences,
Connie has hired, trained, scheduled and supervised
hundreds of student assistants. She has always taken
special interest in each student who has worked for
her, many of whom have maintained correspondence.
She has been active in the North Dakota Library Association,
serving as secretary and as chair of the association’s
Health Science Information Section and the former
Northeast Interlibrary Cooperation Council.
Please join us as we wish her a fond farewell and
happiness in her retirement years.
— Lila Pedersen, Library of the Health Sciences
examinations set for four candidates
The final examination for Steven A. Joyal,
a candidate for the Ed.D. degree with a major in educational
leadership, is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, April
26, in 206 Education Building. The dissertation
title is “Relationship of the Pillars of Character
and At-Risk Behaviors in Middle School Students.”
Donald Lemon (educational leadership) is the committee
The final examination for Catherine Palmer,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical
psychology, is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday, April
26, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation
title is “The Effects of Alcohol Consumption
on Women’s Responses to Child Misbehavior.”
Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm (neuroscience) is the committee
The final examination for Carole A. Barrett,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching
and learning, is set for 9 a.m. Wednesday,
April 27, in 104 Education Building. The
dissertation title is “Into the Light of Christian
Civilization: St. Elizabeth’s Boarding School
for Indian Children (1886-1967).” Kathleen Gershman
(educational foundations and research) is the committee
The final examination for Kathryn J. Apostal,
a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in experimental
psychology, is set for 3 p.m. Wednesday, April
27, in 302 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation
title is “The Effects of Punitive Damage Limitations
and Split-Recovery Statutes on Mock Jurors’
Damage Awards.” Douglas Peters (psychology)
is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
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,
– 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
– Matthew Leipham, political science
and public administration
at the De-Stress Fest April 27
Having trouble keeping your head above water?
Come to the Loading Dock for De-Stress Fest
on Wednesday, April 27, from
11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Enjoy free snacks, test-taking
kits, relaxing activities, free chair massages,
stress fish and more.
It is sponsored by the counseling center, learning
center, Healthy UND, Magna Iota, Natural High,
psychological services center, student health
services, wellness center, women’s center,
conflict resolution center, A.D.A.P.T. and Volunteer
For more information, contact the student health
promotion office at 777-2097
present on gender, culture and communication
Students in the School of Communication
graduate course, Gender, Culture and Communication,
will give panel presentations on the theme,
“Theoretical Perspectives on Gender, Culture
and Communication” in 1 O’Kelly
Hall from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Wednesdays,
April 27 and May 4.
On Wednesday, April 27, the panel “Discourse,
Institutions, and the Body” will feature
Melissa Ryder (abortion), Shelle Michaels (birth
control), and Robin Adams-Hays (medicine).
The panel “Gender Meanings and Gendered
Meanings” will feature Kip Kunze (gender
and crime), Amanda Neubauer (gender and technology),
and Ron Hochstatter (gender and emotion).
Wednesday, May 4, will have two panels as well.
The first, “Gender and Talk,” will
include James Abbott (gender and
self-talk), Christina Ross (same-gender talk),
and Cheryl Long Feather (Native American women’s
talk). Presenting on “Gender and Cultural
Context” will be Pratibha Kumar (women
and India), Alya Naumova (women and religion),
and Terry Lewycky (women and development).
The University community is welcome to attend
— Lana Rakow, communication
focuses on medical student education
The next medical school Dean’s
Hour lecture will be Thursday, April
28, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Lewis
R. First, senior associate dean for medical
education, professor and chair of pediatrics
at the University of Vermont College of Medicine,
will present “Medical Student Education
in the Era of Managed Care: Can it be Done?”
This presentation will be broadcast at the following
sites: SE Campus Room 225, NW Campus Office,
and SW Campus Conference Room B.
For additional information contact the dean’s
office at 777-2312.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
A philosophy colloquium, “Unmanaged
Care: Towards Moral Fairness in Health Care
Coverage,” will be presented by Sharona
Hoffman, Case Western Reserve School of Law,
Thursday, April 28, at 4 p.m. in 300 Merrifield
Health insurers are generally guided by the
principle of “actuarial fairness,”
according to which they distinguish among various
risks on the basis of cost-related factors.
Thus, insurers often limit or deny coverage
for vision care, hearing aids, mental health
care, and even AIDS treatment based on actuarial
justifications. Furthermore, approximately 44
million Americans have no health insurance at
all. Hoffman argues that Americans have come
to demand more than actuarial fairness from
health insurers and are increasingly concerned
about what she calls “moral fairness,”
which has to do with equity and just distribution.
This is evidenced by hundreds of laws that have
been passed to constrain insurers’ discretion
but which are seemingly haphazard, following
no systematic methodology.
This paper suggests an analytical framework
that can be utilized to guide policy decisions.
For this purpose, Hoffman developed six principles
of moral fairness. Substantively, she recommends
the following: (1) the health care system should
embrace universality; (2) priority should be
given to standard therapies that are medically
necessary to cure or alleviate symptoms of mental
or physical impairments that substantially limit
major life activities; (3) priority should be
given to standard preventive care. Procedurally,
policy-makers should craft a system that gives
all stakeholders a right of democratic participation.
Furthermore, she addresses approaches that should
not be utilized. Namely, an absolute anti-discrimination
mandate should not be adopted, and the moral
culpability of patients should not be considered
in allocating health care resources. Finally,
Hoffman evaluates a variety of means by which
these principles could be implemented to promote
moral fairness in the health care coverage arena.
– Philosophy and religion
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 free registration
at the entrance to Upson Hall I.
Some of the 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
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
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
International Nights each Thursday
The International Centre, 2908
University Ave., hosts international nights
on Thursdays at 7 p.m. The April 28
program will feature Argentina. Please join
– International Programs, 777-6438
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.
The final film in the club’s last Global
Visions Film Series is Tuesday, May
3, The Story of the Weeping Camel.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
Below are U2 workshops for May 3-17.
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. 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
- Preparing for the Unthinkable —
Bioterrorism, WMDs and Disease Catastrophes:
May 4, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 211 Skalicky
Tech Incubator. The word emergency has transitioned
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
(WMDs). 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.
- OSHA Standard for Hand Protection:
May 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Conference
Room, Auxiliary Services. Welding and grinding,
saws and knives and repetitive motions will
be the focus of this class. Slides will be
shown where incorrect points are considered
and the corrected situation is illustrated.
Effective positions will be discussed. In
addition, an ergometer will be demonstrated
and used by class participants to determine
neutral positioning. Presenter: Claire Moen.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program
blood drive set for May 4
The Dak Minn Blood Bank invites you to donate
blood at the campus blood drive Wednesday,
May 4. The drive is hosted by the Undergraduate
Medical Association and will be located in the
Memorial Union in the River Valley Room from
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’d like to make
an appointment, please contact Vanessa Nelson
at (701) 220-1735 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Walk-ins are also welcome, but there may be
a wait if we are busy. Please bring a photo
ID. Thank you and we hope to see you there!
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Dak Minn Blood
panel will explore higher ed leadership
You are invited to attend a
lunch panel, “Exploring Higher Education
Leadership,” presented by the 2004-05
participants in the president’s Issues
in Higher Education Leadership Seminar, Thursday,
May 5, noon to 1:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson
Hall. Panel members are Julie Anderson, nursing;
Donna Brown, American Indian Student Services;
Michael Loewy, counseling; Helen Melland, nursing;
Linda Rains, Memorial Union; and Claudia Routon,
languages. The panel will discuss challenges
and opportunities in higher education leadership.
You are particularly encouraged to attend if
you are thinking about applying for the 2005-06
Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar.
Box lunches will be provided to those who sign
up with Lisa Moore at 777-4141 by Friday, April
– Victoria Beard, associate provost
reception will honor Diane Helgeson
A retirement reception will
honor Diane Helgeson (nursing) Thursday,
May 5, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the J. Lloyd
Stone Alumni Center. Helgeson will retire following
38 years of service to the University and College
of Nursing. Appointed to the faculty in September
1967, she created and maintained rigorous courses
in community health nursing at a time when community
health was relatively less valued in the health
care system compared to new fields of intensive
care. Now that public health is experiencing
a rebirth and community-based services are growing
exponentially, Helgeson’s work can be
seen as visionary. Further, she positioned the
college as a direct care provider in the community
of Grand Forks. This outreach work has grown
and is now organized as the Nursing Center for
Vulnerable Groups, involving students in providing
care in the community in a service-learning
model. The expectant family program, which Helgeson
initiated, has involved students in providing
prenatal care in the home for over 35 years.
We have long since seen students enter the College
of Nursing who were born in the expectant family
program, and a mother and daughter who had participated
in the program entered and graduated from nursing
10 years ago. The majority of the practicing
nurses in the region have been educated by Helgeson.
In addition, she has played a significant role
in the development of cooperative education
at UND, the administration of several human
service agencies in the region, and services
for families with individuals with Alzheimer’s
disease. In retirement she plans to spend more
time with her family and grandchildren, travel,
read and quilt.
– Elizabeth Tyree, chair, family and
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
- May 19 - A Miracle, A Universe
by Lawrence Weschler. Discussion leader to
- June 2 - Prisoner Without
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
host spring dance
North Country Fiddle and Dance
will host a spring dance with live music with
North Country String Band and friends from Fergus
Falls. Enjoy reels, circles, squares, contras.
All dances are taught. Join right in Saturday,
May 7, 7:30 to 10:30 p.m., Grand Cities
Mall Events Center, 1726 S. Washington St. (use
entrance near K-Mart).
Donations at the door, please.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Jeanne O’Neil,
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
head named commencement speaker
Marion C. Blakey, federal aviation
administrator, will be the featured speaker
at the 2005 spring commencement Saturday, May
14, in the Alerus Center.
Blakey was sworn in Sept. 13, 2002, as the 15th
administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration.
She is responsible for regulating the safety
of the nation’s airways and operating
the world’s largest air-traffic control
Before being named administrator, Blakey was
chair of the National Transportation Safety
She was born in Gadsden, Ala., and received
her bachelor’s degree with honors from
Mary Washington College of the University of
offers mediation seminars
The Conflict Resolution Center will offer two
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
lab dedication honors accounting faculty
The Alumni Association and the
College of Business and Public Administration,
in conjunction with Alumni Days 2005, invite
the public to the dedication of the Kulas Koppenhaver
Memorial Accounting Learning Center at 11 a.m.
in Gamble Hall on Wednesday, May 25.
For over 48 years, the department of accountancy
within the College of Business and Public Administration
was run by two people who led thousands of students
into the world of business, R.D. (Kope) Koppenhaver,
’38; and Ludwik (Louie) Kulas, ’43,
To honor them, an accounting classroom lab was
remodeled and named for them. Former students
and friends have made this memorial a possibility.
The college also established the Kulas Koppenhaver
Memorial Endowment to support classroom technology
and priority needs within the department of
accountancy by setting a fundraising goal of
$500,000. The endowment honoring the former
accounting faculty will allow the technology
needs of the department to be met well into
Following the dedication, everyone is invited
to a luncheon in the Memorial Union. The cost
is $10 per person. If you are interested in
attending the luncheon, please RSVP by calling
(800) 543-8764, 777-2611 or online at www.undalumni.org.
The dedication is one of several events during
Alumni Days 2005 being held May 25-27.
For a complete list of events, please go to
— Alumni Association
Days features classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, and
The Alumni Association will
host several events during Alumni Days 2005
May 25–27. For a complete list of events
please go to
Wednesday, May 25
- 11 a.m., Kulas/Koppenhaver
dedication, Gamble Hall. The College of
Business and Public Administration honors
two men who led thousands of students into
the world of business, Deans R.D. (Kope)
Koppenhaver, ’38; and Ludwik (Louie)
Kulas, ’43, ’51.
- Noon, College of Business
and Public Administration luncheon, Memorial
Union, $10, please RSVP.
- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Meet
and greet social, J. Lloyd Stone Alumni
Center, $10, please RSVP.
- 6:30 p.m., Welcome home
dinner, Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, $17,
Thursday, May 26
- 8:30 a.m., Letterwinners
breakfast, Swanson Concourse, $12, please
- 12:30 p.m., Class reunion
luncheons, Swanson Hall and Memorial Union,
$12, please RSVP.
- 6:30 p.m., The Sioux
Award Banquet, Alerus Center Ballroom, $25.
The Alumni Association’s highest honor
will be presented to four outstanding individuals:
Dr. Paul Gislason, ’48; Raymond Kobe,
’55; Dr. Donald Meredith, ’50,
’52; and William Ness, ’60.
Friday, May 27
- 9 to 10:30 a.m., Department
breakfasts. Let your department treat you
to breakfast and share recent happenings
- Odegard School of Aerospace
Sciences, Room 17, Swanson
- School of Engineering and
Mines, Room 16-18, Swanson
- College of Education and
Human Development, Badlands
Room, Memorial Union.
- School of Law, Memorial Room,
- School of Medicine and Health
Sciences, Vennes Atrium, School
- College of Nursing, Pembina
Room, Memorial Union.
- 8 to 8:45 a.m., Memorial
service, Memorial Union front lawn (Memorial
- 12:30 p.m., Until We
Meet Again Luncheon, River Valley Room,
Memorial Union, $12, please RSVP.
— Alumni Association
Award recipients named
The Alumni Association will
honor four distinguished alumni with its highest
honor, The Sioux Award, at 6:30 p.m., Thursday,
May 26, in the Alerus Center Ballroom.
Those accepting the award will be Dr.
Paul Gislason, ’48; Raymond Kobe, ’55;
Dr. Donald Meredith, ’50, ’52; and
William Ness, ’60.
Dr. Paul Gislason was born
April 7, 1925, and grew up in Grand Forks. He
was commissioned as an ensign in the U.S. Navy
at age 19, served in the Pacific during World
War II on a landing ship tank, and was involved
with the campaigns on Okinawa and Iwo Jima.
Following his military service, he enrolled
at UND where he became the president of Beta
Theta Pi social fraternity. In 1948 Gislason
received a bachelor’s degree in physical
science with a minor in history.
He graduated from the University of Maryland
School of Medicine and became an orthopedic
surgeon. A clinical instructor at the University
of Minnesota Medical School, he started practicing
orthopedic surgery in Mankato, Minn., in 1957
and was joined in practice by Dr. Donald Meredith
in 1959. He co-founded the Orthopedic and Fracture
Clinic, which today has offices in Mankato,
Fairbault, Hutchinson, and Northfield, in Minnesota.
Gislason was the team physician for the Minnesota
State University, Mankato teams and has been
inducted into the Mankato State Athletic Hall
of Fame. He was inducted into the Mankato Chamber
of Commerce Hall of Fame and is a member of
the UND Letterwinners Association.
Gislason is a fellow of the American College
of Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board
of Orthopedic Surgery. He is also a member of
the Clinical Orthopedic Society. Gislason served
on the board of directors of two banks and other
businesses, including business startups.
Gislason and his wife, Marian (Hewitt), ’47,
reside in Rio Verde, Ariz., in the winter and
in Kasota, Minn., in the summer. They have two
Raymond Kobe was born March
27, 1927, and raised in Ardoch, N.D. He attended
one year at UND before being drafted to the
U.S. Army in June 1945. In 1948 Kobe requested
a separation from the Army in Frankfurt, Germany.
He stayed in Europe for an additional two years
working in the automotive business. In 1950
he returned to UND and received a bachelor’s
degree in mechanical engineering in 1955. Kobe
attended one semester of graduate school at
UND before being accepted to Chrysler Corporation’s
Institute of Engineering Program. After completing
the program, Kobe was named supervisor of fuels
and lubricants labs and specifications for Chrysler
In 1970 Kobe became director of technology at
Edwin Cooper Corporation, a U.S. division of
Burmah Oil, Ltd., of England. In 1972 he returned
to Chrysler as supervisor of emissions development
testing. His last position before retiring in
1994 was program manager of the environmental
testing facilities at Chrysler’s technical
Kobe has been a registered professional engineer
since 1968 and active in the Society of Automotive
Engineers and the U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants
Review Board. He has written and presented technical
papers on fuels and lubricants, racing, and
environmental facilities design and testing.
Kobe and his wife, Elizabeth, have eight children
and 15 grandchildren. They reside in West Bloomfield,
Dr. Donald Meredith was born
April 30, 1927, and raised in Valley City, N.D.
He received a bachelor’s degree in natural
science in 1950 and a bachelor’s degree
in medicine in 1952, both from UND. He received
a medical degree at Washington University School
of Medicine in St. Louis in 1954. While at UND
he was a member of Beta Theta Pi fraternity.
Meredith served in the U.S. Army from 1945-1947
in the 2nd Infantry.
He was an orthopedic surgeon and practiced from
1959 to the early 1990s in Mankato, Minn., and
co-founded Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic, P.A.
along with Paul Gislason. Meredith is a fellow
of the American College of Surgeons and is a
diplomat of the American Board of Orthopedic
Meredith became a basketball Letterwinner at
UND during the years of 1948, 1949 and 1950,
and was recently named to the 1940s All-Decade
Team for the celebration of 100 Years of Fighting
Sioux Men’s Basketball. Meredith has received
various honors including induction into the
Mankato Chamber of Commerce Hall of Fame, the
Hall of Distinction at MSU Mankato, and Valley
City High School Hall of Fame.
Meredith and his wife Marge (Rabe), ’51,
reside in Sun Lakes, Ariz., in the winter and
in Mankato during the summer. They have five
William G. Ness was born May
22, 1938, and raised on a cattle farm near Gully,
Minn. He graduated from Gonvick High School
in 1956, earned a bachelor’s degree in
electrical engineering from UND in 1960, and completed
the University of Minnesota Executive Program
Ness started his career as an electrical engineer
at Remington Rand Univac in St. Paul, Minn.,
in 1960. By 1961 he was chief engineer at Dow
Key Company in Thief River Falls, Minn. In 1967
Ness accepted the director of engineering position
as well as a corporate director position at
Arctic Enterprises, Inc.
In 1982 Ness provided the leadership to organize
a new company, Arctco, Inc., today known as
Arctic Cat Inc., and became chairman and chief
executive officer in 1983. Ness retired in
2003 but continues as vice chairman and director.
Ness currently is a founding partner and director
of IBI in Bemidji, Minn., and a partner in River
Ridge Properties (a real estate development
company) in Hudson, Wis. He also manages
grain farms in the Thief River Falls area.
Ness has been honored with several awards over
the years including Thief River Falls Outstanding
Boss in 1974, Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce
President’s Award in 1989, and Snowmobile
Magazine Award for being one of 25 who made
a difference in the industry in 1984. Ness was
also inducted into the Snowmobile Hall of Fame
Over his career Ness has served and held various
corporate and education directorships.
Ness and his wife Henrietta (Goulette), ’81,
reside in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the winter and
on St. Croix Lake in Hudson Wis., during the
summer. They have five children and 10 grandchildren.
— Alumni Association
Clues Live” will play at Fritz
will appear at the Chester Fritz Auditorium,
featuring Joe, Blue and all her friends, “Blue’s
Clues Live! - Blue’s Birthday Party,”
the biggest birthday party ever, Thursday,
May 26, at 4 and 7 p.m.
Featuring familiar songs, a fun storyline and
all characters children love, Blue’s Birthday
Party celebrates Blue’s birthday with
her friends, best-buddy Magenta, next-door-neighbor
Periwinkle, Tickety Tock, Slippery Soap, Mr.
Salt and Mrs. Pepper and, of course, Joe. Blue’s
friends search for clues to discover what Blue
wants for her birthday.
Tickets go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena
and Chester Fritz Auditorium box offices Friday,
April 22, at 10 a.m. Tickets are also available
through Ticketmaster at 772-5151, or online
at . Ticket prices are $16.50, $21.50, and $26.50
for the 4 and 7 p.m. performances.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena
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 Arts Center.
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 experience.
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
offers summer art day camps for children
The North Dakota Museum of Art
is accepting applications for summer art day
camps, each one week long, beginning June 21.
Children ages 6-13 spend time working on week-long
projects alongside a professional artist.
This year we are open for registration by phone
and credit card, mail or in person on April
21, 22 and 23 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the
Museum. Registration will continue on May 2,
3 and 4 at those times. Camps are limited to
20 children each, so sign up early. A space
is not guaranteed until payment has been made.
The camps are:
- June 20-24, “The
Sound of Creativity,” with Sheila
Dalgliesh. Spend a week making musical art
with chimes, rains sticks and other sound
- June 27-July 1, “Imagination
Station.” Hemp, rope, yarn, fabric,
paper and other fibers will be the materials
used this week. The sky is the limit as
we create. We may also work together to
make a large public weaving.
- July 11-15, “The
New Zoo,” with Sue Fink. We will make
masks, headdresses and shields. Using the
Museum’s bee exhibit for starter ideas,
we will be as busy as bees.
- July 25-July 29, “Trees,
Books and Journey Sticks,” with Barbara
Hatfield. This camp will include seeing
the Museum exhibit about trees, followed
by five days of creativity with trees as
- Aug. 1-5, “Public
Sculpture,” with Adam Kemp. Expand
our imaginations while we make great public
works of art. Plan to get messy.
- Aug. 8-12, “Stamp,
Rub and Roll.” Gretchen Bederman from
Mandan will spend five days helping children
use all kinds of printing techniques. She
has worked extensively with children and
will use nature walks for inspiration.
Cost for summer camp is $110, which buys a
year-long $10 child membership. Current Museum
member cost is $100. Some full or partial scholarships,
based upon need, are available. If you are interested
in sponsoring a child, applying for a scholarship
or for registration and information, call the
Museum at 777-4195.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
items due for May 6 IRB meeting
The institutional review board
will meet at 3 p.m. Friday, May 6,
in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research
proposals submitted to research development
and compliance before Tuesday, April
26. Proposals received later will be
considered only if a quorum has reviewed them
and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by
the clinical medical subcommittee before being
brought to the full board. Proposals are due
in the RD&C Tuesday, April 19.
Minutes from the meeting will be available in
the RD&C approximately a week after the
– John Madden (communication sciences
and disorders), chair, institutional review
receives award for outstanding coal ash research
The Energy & Environmental Research Center
received an award for outstanding research on
coal combustion products (CCPs) and for outstanding
The C2P2 Award for Research recognizes the EERC’s
excellence in measuring mercury and other air
toxic elements released from CCPs and expanding
the uses of coal ash for a wide variety of commercially
viable and environmentally friendly applications.
The EERC had the first comprehensive research
program to measure the release of mercury from
CCPs and has dedicated the past seven years
to the issue.
The award was presented during the Coal Combustion
Products Partnership (C2P2) awards ceremony
on April 13, at the World of Coal Ash Conference
in downtown Lexington, Ky.
As part of the award, the EERC’s Coal
Ash Resource Center Web site (www.undeerc.org/carrc)
was also recognized. The site provides general
coal ash-related information to the public,
serves as a technical resource for those involved
in the coal ash industry, and highlights the
EERC’s coal ash research program.
Other awards were presented to Great River Energy
and Xcel Energy, two of the EERC’s corporate
partners in mercury-related research.
The C2P2 program is a joint initiative between
the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
and the CCP industry to promote increased use
of coal ash in environmentally sound ways. Cosponsors
of the program include the U.S. Department of
Energy, the American Coal Ash Association, the
Utility Solid Waste Activities Group, and the
Federal Highway Administration.
The EERC applied for membership in the C2P2
Program in August of 2003 and is one of 109
charter members in the program, which includes
both federal and state agencies as well as industry
English Language Centers now on campus
ELS English Language Centers is an intensive
English language program that provides classes
for students seeking to build academic and social
language skills necessary to enter a U.S. university.
This program can serve to help recruit international
students to UND or other universities by allowing
them access to intensive language programs on
college campuses before they have achieved the
language skills necessary for entry into higher
education. ELS also serves businesses seeking
to train employees with the language skills
needed for international business goals or for
non-native English speakers who need to upgrade
their language proficiency. Students passing
ELS level 112 can gain entry into UND without
taking the TOEFL. For more information
about ELS, please contact Center Director Jill
Shafer at 777-6785.
Homestay families needed
ELS Language Centers has opportunities available
for individuals and families to host international
students for a period of four weeks to one year.
Host families provide the student with a private
room, meals, and transportation to and from
UND. Compensation will be given. Please contact
Heather at 701.330.0745 or ELS at 777-6785.
– Jill Shafer, director, ELS Language
department seeks cancer control intern
The N.D. Department of Health is seeking a
full-time temporary (six week) summer intern
for comprehensive cancer control in Bismarck.
Salary is $13 per hour, closing date is April
22, and position number is 301-temp2.
Requires a bachelor’s degree in public
health, public administration, communications,
community health, nursing, health education
or related health area. Preference will be
given to graduate students in one of the related
areas listed above. Course work in health/medical
informatics, health care and information systems,
public health and/or communications is beneficial.
Travel to Washington, D.C. on May 19-21 and
Oct. 13-15 is required (see summary of work).
Submit the following documents to Job Service
North Dakota, 1601 E. Century Ave., Bismarck,
ND 58503, or any Job Service office:
- Cover letter describing how the internship
relates to the applicant’s career objectives.
- State of North Dakota Application for Employment
Form (SFN 10950).
- Resume and college transcript.
Application forms are available at any Job
Service North Dakota office, or call 1-800-247-0981
(in-state) or (701)328-5000. Applications may
be downloaded from the N.D. Department of Health
web site at: http://www.health.state.nd.us/ndhd/admin/person/index.htm.
For more information about the position contact
Danielle Kenneweg, Division of Cancer Prevention
and Control, at (701)328-2333. For assistance
in the application or interview process contact
Kerry Olson, human resources director, at (701)
328-2392 or TTY 1-800-366-6888.
The Department of Health is a nonsmoking environment.
Summary of work:
C-Change, a national organization collaborating
to conquer cancer, is funding this summer intern
position in an effort to build the cancer workforce
for the future. The summer intern will be included
in numerous activities of the Department of
Health and its cancer programs offering significant
exposure to multi-sector leaders and organizations
in the North Dakota cancer community. The intern
will have the opportunity to network with professionals
in public health at the state and local level
and peers working in internships at other settings
and with other member organizations in C-Change.
Attendance at the C-Change semi-annual meeting
will allow interaction with over 100 leaders
of the nation’s key cancer organizations
from private, public and non-profit sectors.
Therefore, the selected intern must be available
to participate in the following:
- C-Change meetings on May 19-21 in Washington,
- Conference calls with the C-Change intern
group during the summer.
- C-Change meetings on Oct. 13-15 in Washington,
D.C. C-Change will provide funding for travel
to these meetings in Washington, D.C.
The intern will work in the Comprehensive Cancer
Control Planning (CCCP) program at the North
Dakota Department of Health. The CCCP works
with stakeholders and partners to develop a
common vision for comprehensive cancer control
and create a coordinated statewide cancer control
plan. Assignments for the six week internship
- Assist in developing a plan for communicating
the vision, mission, goals and activities
of the North Dakota Cancer Coalition and the
CCCP with input from members and program partners.
- Develop tools to implement communications
plan such as logo, web site, fact sheets,
- Develop surveys to assess current program
and institution involvement in cancer control
- Administer surveys and summarize results
in report format.
Eligible state positions will be considered
for telecommuting. Applicants should inquire
or make telecommuting proposals to the hiring
agency. Human resource management services has
developed a telecommuting program model. However,
the hiring agency has the latitude to develop
an agency-specific policy.
Equal Opportunity Employer
The state of North Dakota does not discriminate
on the basis of race, color, national origin,
sex, religion, age, or disability in employment
or the provision of services, and complies with
the provisions of the North Dakota Human Rights
Access Application for Employment Form SFN 10950
new forms for PHS 398, 2590 grant applications
The use of new instructions and forms for PHS
398 (DHHS public health service grant application)
and PHS 2590 (DHHS public health service non-competing
grant progress report) is mandatory for receipt/submission
on or after the following dates:
- May 10 for the PHS 398
- May 1 for the PHS 2590
Please note the different effective
dates and the following details regarding each:
PHS 398, Rev. 9/04
Effective May 10, all applications for
Public Health Service Grant (PHS 398) with
receipt/submission dates on or after May
10, 2005 are required to use only the 9/2004
version of the instructions and corresponding
form pages. After this date, applications
submitted using previous versions of the
instructions and form pages will be returned
to the applicant. Applicants may not mix
old and new versions of the form pages;
e.g. versions of the modular budget format
page published prior to 9/04 will not be
accepted if included in the PHS 398 application
on or after May 10.
PHS 2590, Rev. 9/04
Effective May 1, all progress reports using
the “U.S. Department of Health and
Human Services Public Health Service Non-Competing
Grant Progress Report” (PHS 2590)
submitted on or after May 1 must use only
the 9/2004 version of the instructions and
Instructions and forms for the PHS 2590
and PHS 398: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/forms.htm.
The forms are available in two formats—MS
Word and PDF-fillable using Adobe Acrobat
Reader software. Instructions and forms
provided via the Internet provide valuable
links to current policy documents and allow
easy navigation of the instructions. Free
Adobe software may be accessed at http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep.html.
Notable updates to the instructions and
form pages are posted on the web site. Not
all updates are published in the guide,
so applicants are reminded to periodically
check the web site for the latest version.
Notable changes in the instructions are
marked in purple.
Historical guide notices on the
9/2004 versions of the PHS398 & PHS2590
Application preparation, contact: GrantsInfo@nih.gov.
Inquiries on this guide notice or any changes
to the forms and instructions may be directed
to: Division of Grants Policy, Office of
Policy for Extramural Research Administration
National Institutes of Health Telephone:
(301) 435-0938Email: GrantsPolicy@od.nih.gov
The complete announcement is available at:
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, research
development and compliance
office will close to address PeopleSoft issues
PeopleSoft implementation has been challenging
for the University community, often resulting
in new problems to solve and additional workload.
This has been the case for grants and contracts
administration, where the conversion to PeopleSoft
has produced several unexpected, time-consuming
projects that need attention. In addition, we
need to support the ongoing needs of the research
In order to address the growing list of PeopleSoft-related
projects that need attention, grants and contracts
administration will be closed from 8 to 11 a.m.
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday of each week until
further notice. This time will allow grants
officers uninterrupted time to focus on workload.
Please leave proposals or any paperwork at the
We regret any inconvenience this may cause and
thank you for your cooperation.
– David Schmidt, manager, grants and
students to consider new mini-seminars
If your advisees are looking
for a unique educational experience (or just
need 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
– Libby Rankin, director, Office of Instructional
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
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
week shuttle bus schedule announced
The shuttle bus schedule for
final exam week follows. Monday, May 9, Red
#1, Blue #2, Green #3 and night shuttle. Tuesday,
May 10, Red #1, Blue #2, Green #3 and night
shuttle. Wednesday, May 11, Blue #2, Green #3
and night shuttle. Thursday, May 12, Blue #2
and Green #3. Friday, May 13, Blue #2 and Green
— Judy Rosinski, transportation
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 probation.
You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging
from management and sciences to languages and
music, exercise and ceramics to first aid and
Here’s how to enroll:
1. Pick up admissions materials,
registration materials and a tuition waiver
form at admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone
777-3821) or the graduate school, 414 Twamley
2. Choose the course you’d
like to take. Prerequisites or other factors
may affect registration.
3. 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.
4. 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
exam hours set for Chester Fritz Library
Final exam hours for the Chester Fritz Library follow:
Friday, May 6 (Reading and Review Day), 8 a.m. to
10 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday,
May 8, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday,
May 9-12, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 13, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, closed.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
office details policies, procedures
The following policies and procedures should
be followed with regard to departing faculty, companies,
paper, cell phone service, and conflict of interest.
A policy and procedure, “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale
Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available
from the purchasing office at 777-2681 or at www.und.edu/dept/purchase/surplus.html.
Any concerns or questions regarding the policy and
procedure can be directed to Jerry Clancy at 777-2681.
When a purchase for personal computers exceeds $5,000,
use a purchase requisition to place the order. Do
not purchase one at a time using more than one voucher
or make repeat purchases on the Visa purchasing card.
You may receive a discount for ordering greater quantities.
When obtaining quotes for Dell, Gateway, Sun and Apple,
use the UND web sites with direct links to the contract
A contract has been established between NDUS and the
State of North Dakota with Cole Papers Inc. Use of
this contract is mandatory for all paper purchases.
The contract may be viewed at www.state.nd.us/csd/spo/contracts/Html/002.htm
or you may call Cole Papers Inc. at 746-4531.
Cellular phone service for University use should be
purchased utilizing the state contract with Cellular
One. The UND Cellular One representative can be reached
at 218-289-0020. Departments are charged monthly via
an ID billing from the telecommunications office.
If cellular phone service is to be purchased outside
of the state contract, obtain prior approval from
telecommunications. Exempted cellular phone services
must be processed by submitting the phone service
agreement and a purchase requisition to the purchasing
office for the creation of a blanket purchase order.
The conflict of interest policy requires all employees
who currently have a business interest in a business
entity, or whose spouse, child, sibling, parent, or
relative-in-law has a business interest in a business
entity that currently does business with the University,
or could potentially do business with the University,
must complete the “Notification of Business
Interest” form and submit it to the purchasing
artistic marathon will benefit Dru Sjodin garden
Do you want to showcase your musical, writing, theatrical,
or artistic talent? An all day artistic marathon Oct.
1 will be held at the Empire Arts Center.
More details are unfolding, but your participation
in any capacity is encouraged to include sponsorship
and project volunteerism.
For more information or to arrange an audition time,
contact Shelle Michaels at firstname.lastname@example.org
or shelle.Michaels@und.nodak.edu, 777-6540.
Proceeds benefit the building of Dru’s Garden
in spring 2006. Dru’s Garden will be a place
of meditation, reflection, relaxation, inspiration
and hope, in memory of Dru Sjodin and in honor of
– Shelle Michaels, communication
Union seeks comments on event line
The event line at 777-0369 is a daily listing of events/meetings
held in the Memorial Union. We are requesting feedback
on the operation of this service. Are there ways that
we can make it better? Is it user friendly? We would
appreciate any comments or suggestions you wish to
We have no way to assess the usage of this line, unless
we hear from you. If we receive no comments we will
assume it is not being used and will discontinue the
service after this semester.
– Marsha Nelson, assistant director, Memorial
Senate sponsors trash to scholarships project
“Trash to Scholarships” is a
Staff Senate project that will take place during the
week of finals, May 9-13, when students
are moving out of the residence halls. Staff Senate
will have one central collection site outside of the
residence hall complex for students to donate useful
items that they do not intend to take home with them.
Staff Senate will sell these items at a rummage sale
the weekend after graduation with the proceeds going
toward scholarships for UND students. Any staff, faculty
or students that would like to volunteer to assist
in this venture are more than welcome. If you have
any questions contact me.
– Valeria Becker, University Learning Center,
One lists features
College students are taking time out of
their busy schedules to lend a hand. We’ll explore
a nationwide service project on the next edition of
Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. The Big Event,
which originated at Texas A&M University in 1982,
is a one-day, student-run service project hosted by
college campuses around the nation. Athletic teams,
the Greek community, and various student organizations
participate in a plethora of activities such as yard
work and painting as a way to give back to the community.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, we’ll
learn about the importance of zoo animal education
and care. Zoo educator Nicole Lee will showcase a
variety of animals from the short-eared owl to the
inland bearded dragon.
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.
– Studio One