Event will celebrate
life of Dru Sjodin
The University of North Dakota will celebrate the life
of Dru Sjodin Wednesday, April 28, at 4:30 p.m. in the Chester
Fritz Auditorium. Among those taking part in the celebration
will be North Dakota Governor John Hoeven, Grand Forks Mayor
Michael Brown, President Charles Kupchella, Student Body
President Jordan Schuetzle, Christus Rex Pastor Tim Megorden,
and members of Gamma Phi Beta. There will also be reflections
of Dru from UND students, as well as special music. The
celebration is open to all.
The body of UND student Dru Sjodin, who was abducted in
November from the Columbia Mall, was found Saturday, April
17, near Crookston, Minn. Following are statements from
President Kupchella and student government.
Statement from President Charles Kupchella:
All of us at the University of North Dakota are deeply saddened
to learn that our worst fears about Dru Sjodin’s disappearance
are now confirmed. This is a tragedy that makes words and
expressions woefully inadequate. The impact upon our campus
is profound, exceeded only by the impact on Dru’s
family. Our prayers are with Dru’s family, and with
her many friends within and beyond our University community.
I would also like to express my deepest appreciation for
all of the help and support offered by thousands of individuals
on and off campus to Dru’s family and her many friends
at UND during this difficult period.
Student government would like to extend our deepest condolences
to the family and friends of our fellow student Dru Sjodin.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of those who are grieving.
As students of the University of North Dakota it is hard
to comprehend that something so disheartening could happen
to a fellow classmate and peer. To see the campus unite
together in this dark time demonstrates that the light that
was so evident in Dru is still amongst us. Dru’s memory
will live on at UND as her spirit is engraved in the hearts
of so many of her fellow students. Student government will
continue to do what we can to help in any way possible.
complete harassment training program
We thank those who have completed harassment training.
If you have not yet completed the training, please do so
immediately. This training is required for all faculty and
staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise
others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful
campus community for everyone. If you have any questions
regarding how to access the training program, please contact
the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your
– Charles Kupchella, president.
will address University Council May 3
President Kupchella will address the University Council
at 4 p.m. Monday, May 3, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
The University Council consists of the following who are
employed primarily on the Grand Forks campus: the president,
vice presidents, registrar, director of libraries, all deans,
all department chairpersons, all full-time faculty of the
rank of instructor, assistant professor, associate professor,
and professor; program directors, coordinators, assistant
and associate deans who concurrently hold faculty rank;
the director of the counseling center; professional librarians,
and such other academic personnel and administrative officers
as the council may designate. The quorum of the council
necessary for the transaction of business is 25 percent
of the council membership (or 155 of the current 620 members).
Council meetings are normally co-chaired by the chairperson
of the Senate and the president of the University. The registrar
is ex officio secretary. Council meetings are open to the
public, and students, staff and the general public are invited
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), University Council secretary.
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Earth Day April 22
The annual Earth Day Celebration at UND is set for Thursday,
April 22. Starting at 7:30 a.m., join the UND Wildlife Society
and others on a trip to Kelly’s Slough to welcome
spring and the migratory birds. Vans will leave the Barnes
and Noble parking lot at 7:30 a.m. and return at 9:30 a.m.
From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Earth Fair will feature 40 exhibitors
on the main floor and outside the Memorial Union. At 12:30
p.m., Josh Slotnick, director for the Program in Ecological
Agriculture and Society (PEAS) at the University of Montana,
will present the Glenn Allen Paur Lecture, “Agroecology:
Seeing Nature as a Pattern for the Design of Agricultural
Systems,” in 141 Starcher Hall. At 3:30 p.m. we will
gather for a sharing of “Prayers for the Earth”
across languages and traditions of our UND community. Feel
free to bring prayers, poems, your presence. This event
will be at the Soaring Eagle Prairie behind the Chester
Fritz Library. A vegetarian meal will be served from 5 to
6:45 p.m. at the International Centre. At 7 p.m., this year’s
keynote speaker, Josh Slotnick, will talk on “Globalize
Localization: The Connection between Food, Agriculture and
Place.” To end the evening, at 9 p.m. local band Seven
Dollar Shift will play at the Loading Dock in the Memorial
Union. All events are free and open to the public. The Earth
Day planning team and the numerous volunteers associated
with bringing this event to our community invite you to
join us for this special day of celebration. For more information,
please visit our web site at http://www.und.nodak.edu/org/earthday/
or contact email@example.com.
SAMA holds aerospace
conference April 22-23
The Student Aviation Management Association (SAMA) will
hold their 23rd annual aerospace conference and career fair
Thursday and Friday, April 22 and 23, in 210 Clifford Hall.
This event brings aviation professionals from across the
nation to share their experience and insight into the aviation
industry. The speakers have backgrounds in the airline industry,
air traffic control, aircraft manufacturing, management,
and safety and regulatory agencies.
Featured at the conference is aviation humorist Rod Machado,
a certified flight instructor and published author. In his
presentations and publications, Machado simplifies aviation
concepts by using humor and easy-to-understand illustrations.
He will speak Friday, April 23, at the SAMA banquet at Touch
of Magic, East Grand Forks.
The conference is organized to provide students with networking
opportunities, as well as inform them of current issues
and career opportunities. The general public is welcome
to attend each session. More information including speaker
biographies and the schedule of events can be found at http://sama.aero.und.edu.
— Brandon Marks, conference director.
new master’s program
The graduate school, the School of Engineering and Mines,
and the geology and geological engineering department cordially
invite you to help us celebrate the beginning of our new
Master of Science program in Geological Engineering Friday,
April 23, at 1 p.m. in the Leonard Hall foyer.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
to present seminar
Hank Bass, assistant professor of biology at Florida State
University, will present a seminar at noon Friday, April
23, in 141 Starcher Hall. His topic will be “Analysis
of the Bouquet State of Meiosis in Maize.”
– Biology Department.
Center sponsors seminars
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences Center of Biomedical
Research Excellence, Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative
Disease, and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology
and Therapeutics invite you a seminar in Room 5520 of the
The seminar titled, “c-Fos Activates Specific Enzymes
in the Endoplasmic Reticulum Phospholipid Biosynthetic Patheway
and Sustains Growth in Cultured Neurons,” is set for
3 p.m. Friday, April 23, and will be presented by Beatriz
L. Caputto, a professor of biochemistry at the University
of Cordoba School of Medicine, Cordoba, Argentina.
Please feel free to contact Matthew Picklo at 777-2293
for any questions regarding this seminar. All are welcome
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
candidate will present lecture
On Friday, April 23, at 3 p.m. in 141 Starcher Hall, Janice
Bossart will present “Evolutionary Ecology of Host
Use in a Broadly Distributed Butterfly.”
Dr. Bossart is from the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
in Terre Haute, Ind., and is a candidate for the evolutionary
biologist position here.
– Biology department.
Union, wellness center closed April 24
The Thormodsgard Law Library, Memorial Union, and wellness
center will be closed Saturday, April 24, because of a scheduled
Library is open April 24
The Chester Fritz Library will be open regular hours Saturday,
April 24, and will not be affected by electrical work scheduled
on that day. A special thank you to facilities for keeping
the library open so close to the end of the semester.
– Wilbur Stolt, director of libraries, Chester Fritz
planned for April and May
The campus will experience several planned electrical outages
to install three major generators. These generators will
cut electricity costs and serve as emergency backups.
Please review the following dates and times and inform
facilities of any major complications you may have. Please
call Mark Johnson, 777-2336, with your concerns.
We realize this is a major inconvenience and ask your help
and cooperation. It is imperative that the generators be
installed prior to the air conditioning season to avoid
major increases in our electrical costs.
The electrical outages to tie in the generators have been
scheduled as follows:
SATURDAY, APRIL 24, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. (16 hours)
Circuit #2, which includes these buildings: Chester Fritz
Library, Core and Sample Library, Old Engelstad Arena, Hyslop
Sports Center, Law and Law Library, McCannel Hall, Memorial
Stadium, Memorial Union, Montgomery Hall, O’Kelly/Ireland,
Starcher Hall, Swanson Hall.
SATURDAY, MAY 22, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14 hours) and SUNDAY,
MAY 23, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (14 hours)
Circuit #1, which includes these buildings: Auxiliary Services,
Building Mechanical Shop, Central Foods, Central Receiving,
Chester Fritz Auditorium, Community Center/Daycare, Facilities,
Gamble Hall, Housing Office, Odegard Hall, Recycling Building,
Streibel Hall, Transportation/Grounds, West Green 1-14.
— Larry Zitzow, director, facilities.
Speaker to discuss
1918 flu epidemic
The history department and the medical school invite the
University community to a presentation on the influenza
epidemic of 1918. Perry Hornbacher of Bismarck State College
will give a talk titled “The Flu in North Dakota:
1918” at 3 p.m. Saturday, April 24.
This lecture, part of the North Dakota Humanities Council’s
Larry Remele Fellowship program, will be held at the Evan
E. Lips Auditorium at the UND Clinical Education Center,
just down the road from Barnes and Noble. Please use the
For further information call the Humanities Council at
– Jim Mochoruk, associate professor and chair, history.
A video installation commissioned by the North Dakota Museum
of Art opens Saturday, April 24, with a reception for the
public from 5 to 7 p.m. The exhibition runs through June
The North Dakota Museum of Art commissioned Mary Lucier
to respond to the population shifts that are forcing the
people of the Northern Plains to re-imagine their lives.
Seismic change has swept away family farms and ranches,
small towns and rural schools. The land is now occupied
by agri-business with massive machinery, global positioning
systems for precision crop management, worldwide marketing
networks, and government safety nets. The lone farmer, the
cowboy, crews of custom combiners, migrant workers and field
hands have gradually moved on.
Lucier’s 18-minute, five-channel video installation,
The Plains of Sweet Regret, employs four video projections,
two plasma screens, surround sound, and various rescued
objects and artifacts. With these she creates the experience
of moving through the landscape.
The Plains of Sweet Regret is part of the Museum’s
much larger Emptying Out of the Plains initiative. Photographers,
film makers, poets and essayists have been commissioned
to create work that marks this moment in the history of
this northern land. Their charge is difficult. Endless photographs
and video footage of abandoned towns and farmsteads already
exist – most overwhelmingly sentimental. How does
an artist grapple with the essence of loss and then expose
the ambiguity at its core?
This is Lucier’s second tangle with human loss on
the Northern Plains. Following the 1997 flood of the Red
River of the North, the Museum commissioned Lucier to create
Floodsongs. Her work captured the devastating after effects
of a flood that caused the largest human evacuation in the
U.S. since the Civil War and turned eastern North Dakota,
southern Manitoba and northwestern Minnesota into a vast
inland sea. Floodsongs opened at the Museum before moving
to New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Soon after, the
International Art Critics Association named it the Best
Video Exhibition in an American Museum in 1998-99.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
News crew from
Kosovo visits campus April 25-27
A news team from Kosovo Co-op Television will visit campus
April 25-27 to work on a documentary for Kosovo Television
on American university education.
The three-person team – Vjosa Berisha, director/producer;
Alaudin Hamiti, reporter; and Gazmend Avdiu, cameraman –
will visit UND with Alan Botto of the U.S. Department of
State’s Information Agency Office of Broadcast Services.
While at UND, the journalists will visit with:
s President Charles Kupchella;
s Vice presidents;
s Leigh Jeanotte and Donna Brown of American Indian Student
s Martha Potvin, dean of the College of Arts and Sciences;
s Student Body President Jordan Schuetzle and Student Body
Vice President Christina Sambor, as well as other representatives
of student government;
s Tim O’Keefe, executive vice president of the UND
Alumni Association and UND Foundation;
s UND alum Lyle Kasprick;
s Gerald Groenewold, director of the Energy & Environmental
s Bruce Smith, dean of the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace
s Naser Grajcevci, a UND senior in airport management from
s The Northern Interscholastic Press Association (the high
school journalism program coordinated through the School
s And housing.
The news crew and Botto will also visit Northland Community
and Technical College in East Grand Forks.
The graduate committee will meet Monday, April 26, from
3:05 to 5 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni House. The agenda
1. Approval of minutes from April 19.
2. Teaching and learning requests that T&L 549: Seminar
be switched from regular grading to S/U grading.
3. Be prepared to discuss what defines satisfactory progress.
4. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
presentations set for April 26
The Ronald E. McNair postbaccalaureate achievement program
research presentations are set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday,
April 26, on the second floor, Memorial Union.
The schedule follows; everyone is welcome.
Oral presentations, Badlands Room: 10 to 10:25 a.m., Jennifer
Short, “Traditional and Non-Traditional Approaches
to Decreasing Stress and Improving Coping Among Northern
Plains American Indian College Students”; 10:25 to
10:50 a.m., Sara Hallberg, “Textual Relationships:
Increasing Writing Potential through Online Romance”;
10:50 to 11:15 a.m., Justin Bueligen, “VO2 Maximum
and Conditioning”; 11:15 to 11:40 a.m., Jennifer Conway,
“The Musculoskeletal Health of Civil War Soldiers”;
11:40 a.m. to 12:05 p.m., Connie Caraway, “An Assessment
of Gangs in Indian Country”; 12:05 to 12:30 p.m.,
Evan Ferry, “Science as a Language-Experience in Undergraduate
Anatomy”; and 12:30 to 12:55 p.m., Trevor Ghylin,
“Structure and Foundation Design of an Aerial Target
Poster presentations, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., Fireside Lounge:
Erica Azure (Guy Keener), “Traditional and Non-Traditional
Approaches to Decreasing Stress and Improving Coping Among
Northern Plains American Indian College Students”;
Sarah Bell, “History of the Arikara”; Georgann
Collins, “Wildflowers of Lewis Boulevard, Grand Forks
County”; Emily Hansen, “Recruitment and Retention
of Indigenous Nursing Students: An International Study”;
Pat Jordheim, “Learning About Non-Traditional Students”;
Tim Kipp, “Who Determines Repatriation?”; Patty
Lambert, “History Repeating Itself: Charles A. Eastman
Full Circle”; and Melissa Lima, “Perceptions
of Adult Interactions.”
The public is welcome and encouraged to attend.
– TRIO programs.
UND hosts visiting
PBK Scholar April 26-27
Margaret Berger, the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar, will
be on campus Monday and Tuesday, April 26 and 27. She will
present a public lecture at 8 p.m. Monday in the Lecture
Bowl of the Memorial Union. The lecture topic will be “Rethinnking
the Need for Finality in Criminal Proceedings: The Impact
of DNA Evidence.” Everyone is invited to attend.
Margaret Berger is the Suzanne J. and Norman Miles Professor
of Law at Brooklyn Law School, where she joined the faculty
in 1973 and teaches civil procedure, evidence, and courses
on the interaction of science and law. She was recently
recognized by the American Law Institute/American Bar Association
with the Rawle Award for her role in developing new approaches
to judicial treatment of scientific evidence and in educating
the legal and science communities about ways to implement
these approaches. She currently serves on the National Research
Council Panel on Science, Technology, and the Law, and was
the reporter for the post-conviction issues working group
of the National Commission on the Future of DNA Evidence.
Berger has published numerous articles and has authored
chapters in both editions of the Federal Judicial Center’s
Reference Manual on Scientific Evidence and is co-author
of Weinstein’s Evidence: Commentary on Rules of Evidence
for the United States Courts and Magistrates.
– Mary Kweit, vice president, UND chapter of Phi
campus meeting set for April 27
The first of a weekly series of one-hour briefings about
progress on implementing the Web-based PeopleSoft computer
software at UND as part of the statewide ConnectND project
is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, April 27, in the Memorial Union
The meetings, open to all, will also provide time for questions
and answers, said Peggy Lucke, associate vice president
for finance and operations, and Jim Shaeffer, chief information
officer and dean of continuing education. The two are co-managers
of UND’s implementation effort.
The Tuesday morning meetings will continue at the Union
through the spring and summer, they said.
The State of North Dakota contracted with PeopleSoft to
connect the financial, human resource and student administration
systems of 58 agencies and 10 colleges and universities.
Based in California, it is the second-largest company in
the world producing online-based systems of integrating
business processes. Much of the system will go live in July.
Lucke said that information will be provided at the meetings
on one or more of the project “modules” –
finance, student administration (registrar, financial aid,
student finance, admissions), human resources and payroll.
Demonstrations of the software will occur at some of the
An overview of the campus project will be provided at the
April 27 meeting, as well as an update on the various implementation
DSS plans April
27 award reception
Disability support services invites the campus community
to our annual awards reception Tuesday, April 27, at the
East Asian Room on the fourth floor of the Chester Fritz
Library. The reception is at 3 p.m., followed by a brief
program at 3:30 p.m. Each year DSS recognizes the students
who have been awarded the Morrison, Sondrol, McSparron and
Dougherty Scholarships and the faculty and staff who have
been chosen to receive the DSS access champion award. Access
champions are nominated by students with disabilities and
DSS staff for doing an exceptional job of providing access
in the classroom and on campus. Please join us.
– Disability support services.
Studio One and
Tabula present free concert April 27
The University’s live television show, Studio One,
and Tabula coffee shop will co-host gypsy jazz band Sam
Miltich and The Clearwater Hot Club Tuesday, April 27, from
7 to 9 p.m. at Tabula.
The concert is free and open to the public; coupons for
free coffee, tea or soda will also be handed out at the
event by members of the Studio One marketing team.
Based out of Grand Rapids, Minn., The Clearwater Hot Club
will share their unique blend of eastern European jazz and
swing, otherwise known as gypsy jazz. Guitarist Sam “Sammo”
Miltich started the band and has received national praise
and recognition for his music. National Public Radio (NPR)
aired an eight-minute story in February on Miltich and the
band, calling him a “rising star of the jazz guitar.”
Studio One and Tabula are working together for the first
time to co-sponsor the concert.
For more information on The Clearwater Hot Club, visit
www.clearwaterhotclub.com. For more information on Studio
One, visit www.und.edu/dept/studio1.
— Michelle Walters, director of marketing, television
center, 777-3818 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
ND EPSCoR holds
open house to welcome Richard Schultz
ND EPSCoR welcomes Richard Schultz (electrical engineering)
as the resident co-project director with an open house Wednesday,
April 28, from 2 to 4 p.m. in 415 Twamley Hall. Please join
– ND EPSCoR.
Visit the De-Stress
Fest April 28
Do you ever wish that you could forget about your tests,
papers, and homework and escape to a tropical island? If
this is your dream, it can come true Wednesday, April 28,
when the Loading Dock in the Memorial Union will be transformed
into a tropical paradise between the hours of 10 a.m. and
2 p.m. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to pick
up their passport to these exciting destinations: relaxation
corner, massage station, make your own fruit kabobs, finger
painting, make your own stress ball, and a hula hoop contest.
Get at least stamps on your passport and enter the drawing
for prizes that include live plants and hand massagers.
You can also drop in and visit any destination of interest.
This event is sponsored by healthy UND psychological subcommittee,
the counseling center, and student health services.
at Tabula set for April 28
Lunch sales at Tabula on April 28 will go to benefit Isaiah
Macejkovic, the premature grandson of Cheryl and Jeff Macejkovic.
Cheryl is a faculty member in the College of Nursing and
Jeff is pastor of Mayville Lutheran Church.
Please come and enjoy a pizza and salad lunch catered to
benefit Isaiah anytime between 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Wednesday,
April 28, at Tabula. Your support is much appreciated.
This lunch is partially funded by Tabula, Green Mill, Italian
Moon and Hugos.
– Helen Melland, College of Nursing.
discuss semiotics of a bakery
The English department lecture series continues Thursday,
April 29, in 116 Merrifield Hall at 4 p.m. The lecture by
Sherry O’Donnell (English) is titled “Don’t
Wait ‘Til Your Funeral to Order Our Buns: The Social
Semiotics of a Small-Town Bakery.”
Pierre’s Bakery opened in August 1999 in Red Lake
Falls, Minn. (pop. 1,803). Originally designed as a small
factory with 11 employees and delivery routes, Pierre’s
soon became a shop run by its two owner/operators who now
keep the bakery counter open two days a week. Like scores
of small businesses and farms across the country, Pierre’s
suffers the “Wal-Mart effect” of lowball pricing
and predatory account practices by big-box chain stores.
And, like other bakeries and pasta shops, Pierre’s
endures the “low-carb effect” of diet marketers
targeting bread as the new enemy of homeland consumption,
with French pastries threatening homeland security. Concurrently,
working class people and busy families with no time for
home baking want cheap, convenient food which is familiar
and comforting: squishy white bread, reheated Krispy Kreme
donuts, and half-price day-old rolls.
This talk will use semiotics – the study of sign
systems – to investigate Pierre’s Bakery as
a site of cultural practices, rituals, and communal preferences.
The contradictions operating in the community appear different
from those in other public places in the town: bars, schools,
and churches, for example. Homemakers make guilty bakery
purchases; pensioners waste money on “fancy”
cakes, visiting relatives and out of town guests are treated
to whole-grain loaves by their hometown hosts. As a small-town
business with an educational agenda, Pierre’s Bakery
operates within what Borges calls an “impossible cartography,”
where the rules of recognition and propriety keep changing,
depending upon which material and/or symbolic forms of merchandise
get named and circulated, and for what reasons.
A little lunch will be served after the talk.
Sherry O’Donnell is a professor of English whose
research specialities include 18th-century British literature,
the discourse of agriculture, and feminist semiotics.
For further information, contact me.
– Joyce Coleman, English, 777-3321.
“Speaking Out” event
The President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W)
is pleased to announce our spring event, “Speaking
Out and Reaching Out,” at the Hilton Garden Inn on
Thursday, April 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event is free,
and all faculty, staff, and graduate students are encouraged
to attend. Here is a chance for your voice to be heard and
taken seriously as we share our thoughts or concerns and
try to improve our university. The main topics for discussion
Graduate student issues and mentoring
Women and service issues
Feeling undervalued/underpaid – climate issues
Harassment and other employment concerns
Current PAC-W members will facilitate the discussions.
Our goal is to work together to formulate possible improvements.
Please bring your concerns, ideas, and a little bit of an
appetite as a variety of hor d’oeuvers will be available.
If you would like to attend, please R.S.V.P. by Monday,
April 26, providing your name, department or area, whether
you are staff, graduate student or faculty, and the number
attending to Wendelin Hume at 777-4115 or email@example.com
(leaving a message is fine).
If you are interested in becoming a member of PAC-W and
advocating for equity, please submit your contact information
and a brief written statement explaining your interest to
any of the PAC-W members or Wendelin Hume at Box 7013. Appointments
are typically for three years and subject to the approval
of the president. To find out more about PAC-W, you can
visit our web site at http://www.und.edu/org/pacw/.
— Wendelin Hume (criminal justice), chair, PAC-W.
Showcase is April 29 at Fargodome
North Dakota State University will host the third annual
R&D Showcase Thursday, April 29, in the Fargodome.
The main speakers will be:
Bruce McWilliams, CEO, Tessera Technologies, Silicon Valley,
Calif., discussing intellectual property and the new economy.
Tessera’s flip-scale technology is used worldwide.
Bruce Wood, director, John Deere & Company, Moline,
Ill., describing how John Deere commercializes new products
through research and development.
Paul Drzaic, vice president for advanced development, Alien
Technology Co. Morgan Hill, Calif., will close the one-day
event describing the Alien Technology story and their decision
to locate in North Dakota.
The program and registration information can be found at
Thanks to the showcase sponsors, there is no charge for
the sessions, morning and afternoon break refreshments,
luncheon, and conference materials. There will be a $35
charge for the social and dinner.
Register now for your seat at this exciting event. See you
on Thursday, April 29.
– Bruce Gjovig, Center for Innovation.
set for Gail Bass
The final examination for Gail Irene Shimer Bass, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning,
is set for 8:30 a.m. Thursday, April 29, in Room 104, Education
Building. The dissertation title is “The Evolution
of a Collaborative Teaching Team in Higher Education.”
Kathleen Gershman (educational foundations and research)
is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
and student learning is teleconference topic
The National Resource Center for the First-Year Experience
and Students in Transition production, “Campus Activities:
Creating Intentional Connections for Student Learning,”
is scheduled for Thursday, April 29, from noon to 2 p.m.
in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. The teleconference
is sponsored by Student and Outreach Services, Career Services,
and TRIO Programs. Do educators on your campus still view
campus activities as only the “fun and games”
part of campus life? Today, campus activities provide an
invaluable opportunity for student engagement and learning.
This teleconference discussion centers on the evolution
of campus activities from merely providing entertainment
to embracing student learning outcomes. Our experts lead
a conversation on the crucial role co-curricular and extracurricular
activities play in student success. They explore lessons
learned from assessment and share proven strategies that
make a difference in our students’ college experience.
– TRIO Programs.
set for April 29, 30
The chemistry department Abbott Lectures are set for Thursday
and Friday, April 29 and 30. William H. Miller, professor
of chemistry at the University of California Berkeley, will
The first, “Using Semiclassical Theory to Include
Quantum Effects in Classical Molecular Dynamics Simulations,”
will be Thursday, April 29, at 7 p.m. in 101 Abbott Hall,
and is intended for a scientifically interested general
audience. A reception will follow the talk. He will also
present “The Quantum Instanton Approximation for Thermal
Rate Constants of Chemical Reactions” at noon Friday,
April 30, in 138 Abbott Hall. All are welcome to both lectures.
Dr. Miller received a B.S. in chemistry from Georgia Tech
(1963) and a doctorate in chemical physics from Harvard
(1967). During 1967-69, he was a junior fellow in Harvard’s
Society of Fellows. He joined the chemistry department of
the University of California Berkeley, in 1969 and has been
professor since 1974, serving as department chair from 1989
to 1993 and becoming the Kenneth S. Pitzer Distinguished
Professor in 1999.
– Chemistry department.
featured in April 30 Master Chorale concert
The Grand Forks Master Chorale and members of the Greater
Grand Forks Symphony will join forces for “Masterworks
Concert: Haydn’s Sancti Nicolai and Mozart’s
Vesperae solennes de Confessore,” Friday, April 30,
7 p.m. at Holy Family Catholic Church.
Now in its 21st year, the Grand Forks Master Chorale is
a 40-plus-voice auditioned choir under the direction of
Michael J. Weber with accompanist Lacey Oar.
Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 at the door. Senior citizens
get a break at $8 in advance, $10 at the door, and students
get the best deal: $5 in advance, $7 at the door. Tickets
are available through the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office,
777-4090. The Master Chorale is supported in part by the
North Dakota Council on the Arts and the Myra Foundation.
The Master Chorale is a member of the North Valley Arts
Council, which is supporting this concert through as part
of its regranting project.
listed for May 3-12
Below are U2 workshops for May 3 through May 12. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in May.
Please 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
Word XP, Beginning: May 3, 5, and 7, 9 a.m. to noon, 361
Upson II Hall (nine hours total). Learn basic features of
the program, create a document, edit and format text, format
paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards, proof
a document, set display and print options, and mail merge
wizard. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Excel XP, Beginning: May 4 and 6, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson
II Hall. Learn Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations,
format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create
and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter:
UND Strategic Planning Orientation Sessions: May 4, 2:30
to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union or May 17,
1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Ballroom, Memorial Union.
These two-hour sessions are designed for UND staff and
faculty in leadership positions including department heads,
chairpersons, deans, vice presidents, directors, and unit
leaders. These sessions are designed to be refreshers for
those who attended similar sessions four years ago. Those
new to the University since then are especially encouraged
The sessions will include discussions on how to proceed
with the strategic planning process in your areas. You will
look at examples of successful planning efforts, discuss
ideas, and learn about “tools” to make your
planning efforts easier.
Content outline includes reasons for planning, overcoming
the negatives, UND strategic planning model, facilitating
the planning process, materials and other planning assistance
Session facilitators are Dennis Elbert, dean, business
and public administration and James Shaeffer, dean, outreach
Defensive Driving: May 11, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m. , 211 Rural
Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet
for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on
a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation,
or had an accident while operating a state fleet 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: Mark Johnson.
Electricity, What You Don’t Know Might Shock You:
May 12, 2 to 4 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Many
people are injured and even killed by electricity every
year. This workshop provides basic information for those
“non-electricians” forced to work around electrical
equipment. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
within the University.
orientation sessions set
Strategic planning orientation sessions are set for Tuesday,
May 4, and Monday, May 17. These two-hour sessions, designed
for staff and faculty in leadership positions, including
department heads, chairpersons, deans, vice presidents,
directors, and unit leaders, are designed to be refreshers
for those that attended similar sessions four years ago.
Those new to the University since then would be especially
encouraged to attend.
They will include discussions on how to proceed with the
strategic planning process in your areas. You will look
at examples of successful planning efforts, discuss ideas,
and learn about “tools” to make your planning
You will also discuss reasons for planning, overcoming the
negatives, UND strategic planning model, facilitating the
planning process, materials and other planning assistance.
Session facilitators are Dennis Elbert, dean, business
and public administration, and James Shaeffer, dean, outreach
Choose one of these two-hour sessions that fits into your
schedule: 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 4, at the River
Valley Room, Memorial Union, or 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Monday,
May 17, at the Memorial Union Ballroom.
For proper planning you are asked to register by contacting
the U2 office within one week of the session start date
at 777-2128 or send us an e-mail at U2@mail.und.nodak.edu.
Contact us if you have special needs or require accommodations.
– Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University
publication of seven books
The English Department is celebrating the publication of
seven books during the past academic year by faculty and
senior lecturers. We are hosting a reception to honor our
writers at the North Dakota Museum of Art, Wednesday, May
5, at 4 p.m. Refreshments will be served and many of the
writers will read, briefly, from their works. Barnes &
Noble will sell copies of their books on site.
As befits such a rich and varied humanities department,
the range of books published is considerable, with “something
for everyone,” Department Chair James McKenzie said.
Those being honored include, alphabetically:
Michael Anderegg, Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professor, whose Cinematic Shakespeare appeared in December,
published by Rowman & Littlefield. A widely recognized
film scholar, Anderegg is also the author of William Wyler,
David Lean, Orson Wells, Shakespeare, and Popular Culture;
his collection of film criticism Inventing Vietnam remains
an important work in its field. Anderegg has announced his
retirement, after more than 32 years at UND, effective December
Tami Carmichael, whose Integrated Studies:
Reinventing General Education, (New Forums) provides a detailed
history of UND’s nationally recognized interdisciplinary
program for first-year students. Her book explores the program’s
relationship to significant national issues in pedagogy,
including learning communities and general education. Carmichael
coordinates UND’s humanities and integrated studies
programs, and now directs the Writers Conference.
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emerita Elizabeth
Hampsten has published the English translation
of Uruguayan novelist Mario Delgado Aparian’s disturbing
story of life under military tyranny, The Ballad of Johnny
Sosa (Penguin). Hampsten’s other works include Read
This Only to Yourselves, Settler’s Children: Growing
Up on the Great Plains, and a collection of essays, My Mother’s
Letters. Hampsten alternates her life and work year between
winters and springs in Grand Forks, and, because it is the
southern hemisphere, winters and springs in Uruguay.
Poet Dale Jacobson has published a new,
long poem, Factories and Cities: A Poem in Two Parts (1st
Books Library). Besides editing the definitive version of
UND graduate Tom McGrath’s epic poem Letter to an
Imaginary Friend, Jacobson has published five earlier collections
of poetry. He has taught as a senior lecturer in English
for two decades.
Yvette LaPierre, whose Ghana in Pictures
was published by Lerner Publications for its visual geography
series. LaPierre, a freelance writer and editor, has also
written Mapping a Changing World, Native American Rock Art,
and America’s Monuments, Memorials, and Historical
Sites. She currently serves as senior lecturer in Integrated
Trains in Winter, poet Jay Meek’s
seventh collection with Carnegie-Mellon University Press,
was published early this winter. Meek has also published
a novel, The Memphis Letters, and co-edited three literary
anthologies, including Prairie Volcano: An Anthology of
North Dakota Writing. Meek, who won last year’s Thomas
Clifford Award for Faculty Achievement in Research, will
retire this May after 19 years in UND English.
Ron Vossler, whose Dakota Kraut: A Memoir
(Germans from Russia Heritage Collection, NDSU Libraries)
might be compared to a poet’s new and selected works,
bringing together, as it does, a wide variety of his writings
over the past 20 years. In addition to his prose and poetry,
Vossler has written several award winning television documentaries,
including Germans from Russia: Children of the Steppe/Children
of the Prairie, which won a silver Telly in 1999. Vossler
has taught as a senior lecturer for two decades.
— Jim McKenzie, professor and chair, English.
plan primary care seminar
The North Dakota Academy of Physician Assistants will hold
their 26th annual NDAPA spring primary care seminar Thursday
and Friday, May 6 and 7, Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo. Nurse
practitioners, physician assistants, and students are invited
to visit www.conted.und.edu/primarycare for a complete schedule,
including session topics, presenters and objectives.
Approval for 14.0 CME hours was given by the AAPA, and
approval for 16.8 nursing contact hours has been obtained
from the North Dakota Nurses Association. Full conference
registration is just $200 if you register on or before April
23. NDAPA members receive a discounted rate of $150. Daily
and student rates are also available; see web site for details.
Visit www.conted.und.edu/primary care to register online
or to print out a registration for you can fax or mail.
You may also call conference services at 777-2663 to register
by phone (credit cards only).
For more information, contact conference services at the
above number or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Karen Cote, program assistant, conference services,
Ceremony set for May 11
The 2004 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel is set
for Tuesday, May 11, in the Memorial Union Ballroom beginning
at 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for years of
service in five year increments, 10 Meritorious Service
Award winners will be announced, as will the winner of the
Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award. Tickets may be purchased
in the Office of 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 5.
All members of the University community are invited.
– Joy Johnson, Human Resources.
writing workshop set for May 14
Due to the high demand for the beginner grant writing workshop,
the Division of Continuing Education is offering a second
workshop Friday, May 14. “Grant Writing: Getting the
Results You Want” will run from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30
p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union.
Cost is $215 for a one-day seminar that includes a two-inch
binder with resources and samples, CEUs, continental breakfast
and breaks. You’ll also receive individualized instruction
and time to research grant opportunities.
For more information and to register, please visit www.conted.und.edu/grantwriting
or contact conference services at 777-2663 or email@example.com.
The deadline to register is Thursday, May 6. Space is limited.
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services,
UND offers summer
writing camp for teens June 7-18
The English department is offering a two-week writing camp
June 7-18 for students who will be in grades 9 to 12 next
fall. Participants will explore a variety of writing genres
including fiction, memoir, poetry, scriptwriting and journalism.
Part of UND Summer Sessions, the camp will culminate in
public readings at a local coffee shop.
Sessions will be from 12:15 to 3:15 p.m., with alternate
days for additional writing time, and home assignments as
well. Camp directors are UND writing instructors Kathy Coudle
King and Kate Sweney, both published writers.
King has written more than 15 plays, five screenplays,
a published novel, Wannabe, and many essays and short stories.
She has a BFA in dramatic writing from New York University
and an M.A. in English from UND. She has been teaching in
the UND English department since 1991 and in the women studies
program since 1997.
Sweney has worked as a journalist, technical writer, editor,
public relations writer and a teacher for more than 20 years.
Her free-lance articles have appeared in USA Today and True
West magazine, among others. She co-edited Day In, Day Out:
Women’s Lives in North Dakota and was associate editor
of Plainswoman magazine for several years.
Early bird registration of $120 ends June 1. After June
1, the cost will be $130. A limited number of partial scholarships
($65) are available for students who write a letter expressing
their need and include a writing sample. This can be sent
to the UND Department of English, Summer Writing Camp, P.O.
Box 7209, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
For information, or to register, call 777-6395 or 777-3322;
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Please note correct phone number.
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listening sessions available
Last November, several listening sessions were established
upon the disappearance of Dru Sjodin. We will hold similar
sessions upon request. Students, faculty, and staff who
are interested in accessing brief counseling over the recent
news of Dru may call the University Counseling Center at
777-2127. The times readily available each weekday are 10
a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m., but the UCC will accommodate
as needed. Counselors are also available to meet with small
groups should friends, colleagues, or classmates wish a
Talking through disturbing matters is important for everyone
and is often found to be more beneficial than keeping concerns
to oneself or ignoring feelings. UND community members are
encouraged to talk with one another and share concerns as
was done so effectively when Dru was first abducted. Please,
also feel free to call on the listening professionals available
to you here at UND.
– Erik Mansager, director, counseling center.
“go live” schedules
Here are tentative “go-live” schedules for
most modules of ConnectND in the North Dakota University
• Week of June 21 – Minot State University,
Dickinson State University and MSU-Bottineau.
• Week of June 28 – Bismarck State College,
Lake Region State College, and Williston State College.
• Week of July 5 – North Dakota State University,
State College of Science and University of North Dakota.
• Week of July 12 – human resource management
• Week of July 26 – finance systems.
A detailed calendar of the tentative schedules for testing,
training and roll-out of the various modules within the
NDUS has been provided to the campus implementation chairs.
For more information, visit www.nodak.edu/connectnd.
— Jan Orvik, for the ConnectND project.
named international programs director
After a national search, Raymond A. Lagasse has been named
director of international programs. He holds a Bachelor
of Sacred Theology (STB) from the University of St. Thomas
in Rome, Italy, and a B.A. in philosophy and humanities
from North Dakota State University. Lagasse previously served
as the assistant director for education abroad at UND and
as a registration and records associate at NDSU.
– John Ettling, provost.
Kostelecky elected SBHE officers
The State Board of Higher Education elected Bruce Christianson
president and Pam Kostelecky vice president at the board’s
April 15 meeting in Williston. Christianson and Kostelecky
will serve as SBHE officers from July 1, 2004, through June
Christianson, from Minot, is chief executive officer and
general manager of the Magic City Financial Group there.
He is a certified property manager and a licensed real estate
broker. He served on the Minot City Council from 1980 to
200 and has been active in several professional and civic
groups. Christianson’s first full term on the board
began July 1, 2003.
Kostelecky, from Dickinson, is president and general manager
of Sax Motor Co. in Dickinson, and Sax Motor Co. Southwest
in Bowman. She is president of General Investment Corporation,
a real estate and leasing company also located in Dickinson.
Kostelecky’s term on the board began in October 2002
and will run through June 2005.
project adds three employees
Three staff members have been added to the bioterrorism
education and training project, “BORDERS Alert and
Ready,” at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
BORDERS is a collaborative program aimed at improving the
ability of health professionals across all disciplines to
prepare for and respond to acts of bioterrorism in increasingly
diverse situations and populations. BORDERS stands for Biochemical
Organic Radioactive Disaster Educational Response System.
The new employees are:
Doug Jackson, project coordinator, a Minnesota
native who served 20 years in the U.S. Air Force. He was
the lead nuclear, biological and chemical warfare defense
instructor and hazardous materials training program manager
for the 319 Air Refueling Wing at the Grand Forks Air Force
Base. He also developed procedures for nuclear accident
contamination control for the Base and has extensive experience
in emergency planning and management.
Kathy Williams, continuing education coordinator,
has worked for the UND medical school for 15 years and has
experience in rural and public health professional education
and training, conference planning and coordination, along
with extensive knowledge of multidisciplinary continuing
education policies and procedures.
Sue Applegren, administrative assistant,
has been employed by UND for 17 years, most recently for
the medical school’s Center for Rural Health. She
has also worked in student financial aid.
The BORDERS Alert and Ready project is being developed by
the UND medical school in partnership with the North Dakota
Department of Public Health through a grant for $820,000
from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration.
The UND medical school is among 19 institutions, out of
104 that applied, to receive the grants, which total $22.3
The two-year BORDERS project will utilize standardized,
multidisciplinary web-based instruction and community-oriented,
hands-on simulated disasters at sites through North Dakota
to help achieve more coordinated, efficient and effective
responses to public health emergencies.
— Doug Jackson, BORDERS Alert and Ready, School of
Medicine and Health Sciences.
executive officers named
Congratulations to the following who were elected to staff
senate executive offices for 2004-2005: Linda Neuerburg,
vice president/president elect; Teresa Blilie, treasurer;
Joneen Iverson, secretary; Tammy J. Anderson, membership/attendance
We will elect three members-at-large at the May 12 Senate
meeting who will also serve on the executive committee.
– Tanya Butler, 2003-2004 vice president/president
seeks information for space study
The budget office is conducting a space survey, required
by the federal government, for use in developing the University’s
facilities and administrative cost rates. Selected departments
will be contacted for information regarding functional use
(instruction, research, etc.) of space in their areas. We
may also contact departments for further information regarding
financial data. We appreciate any help received. If you
have any questions, please contact me at 777-6155.
– Dawn Pladson, budget office.
Submit text requisitions
Course book information requests were due at Barnes and
Noble UND Bookstore March 12. We thank those who have submitted
their summer and fall book information to us; you are allowing
us the time to purchase more used books for our students
and save them 25 percent. We currently have 55 percent of
the course book information requests. We would like to have
as many as possible prior to the week of finals.
Giving us your book information now reduces potential problems
such as publisher’s shipping delays, errors, and out-of-stock
situations. In addition, having this book information no
later than May 3 allows us to pay students who choose to
sell their books at 50 percent of the book price at buyback
if the same title is being used.
We are happy to accept your book request piecemeal. If
you are not sure of all the books you will need for a course,
submit the titles that you do know. Just note on the request
form that more titles may be requested later and send in
another list as soon as you make your decision.
Working together, we can save students money and have your
books on the shelf when classes begin. When we provide more
used books and more money back at the buyback process we
can offer students up to a 63 percent savings off the new
For more information regarding the bookstore, or if you
need any assistance preparing the course book information
request form, you may reach us at 777-2746; fax, 777-3410;
— Michelle Abernathey, manager, B&N University
student summer jobs
Please review your student employment needs for the summer
term. Jobs for federal work study and institutional student
employment for the summer session will be posted May 12.
Jobs must be posted for a minimum of three business days
before students may begin working. Work study certification
cards and institutional employment referral cards for summer
will also be available on this date.
Job listings submitted within the last academic year are
on file in our office for both FWS and institutional jobs.
If you want your jobs posted for FWS, institutional or both,
please let us know by May 5. Please call Cathy at 777-4411,
e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or fax 777-2040
to post federal work study positions or Terri at 777-4395,
e-mail email@example.com. Jobs must still be
posted through Job Service-UND office for the summer to
allow equal employment opportunity for students.
Unless you notify us of appropriate openings or changes,
no positions will be posted for your department. The job
you posted for spring will be removed. If you have any questions
or concerns, please contact Cathy at 777-4411 or Terri at
– Cathy Jelinek, federal work study clerk, and Terri
Jerik, employment interviewer, Job Service ND.
Spring COSE newsletter
available online; discounts available
The spring COSE (Council of State Employees) newsletter
is available online at www.state.ndd.us/cose. Please print
a copy and share with others who might not have access to
New Grand Forks area businesses that participate in a state
employee discount program are listed. Please be sure to
check our web site often as our list of businesses just
grew to over 29.
The discount program is simple. Just call the businesses
or stop in at the store, provide proof you work for the
state and you get the discount. Some places do not require
a state/N.D. ID card, some do. Only the businesses listed
are offering discounts overseen by COSE.
– Leyton Rodahl (facilities), COSE board director.
MSS has GSA positions
The multicultural student services office has the following
graduate service positions available for fall 2004 and spring
Half-time peer mentoring program (PMP position) coordinator:
supervise up to four peer mentors; coordinate and run peer
Quarter-time (and PMP) includes: help plan academic enhancement
effort throughout the year; serve as liaison between multicultural
student services (MSS) and student groups; attend and actively
participate in meetings pertaining to MSS business; participate
in mandatory GSA retreat (Aug. 19 and 20); conduct research,
data input, and interpretation as assigned by director;
address the unique needs of students; promote diversity;
assist with projects and take the lead in some projects;
and must have basic desktop publishing experience.
Your time must be flexible enough to work with students,
attend meetings, work with group activities and hold office
hours during the week.
Applications (deadline May 14) are available at The Era
Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Ave.
– MC Diop, director, multicultural student services.
Studio One lists
UND students will react to the recent discovery of the
body of Dru Sjodin on the next edition of Studio One on
Channel 3 in Grand Forks. UND senior Dru Sjodin had been
missing since her abduction five months ago. During a volunteer
search, her body was found near Crookston, Minn. This discovery
has spurred many reactions from students; we’ll hear
from friends who gathered at a remembrance vigil.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, service manager
Lynn Stallman will discuss lawn mower maintenance and how
it affects longevity. He will demonstrate preparations for
storage and use, as well as lawn mower safety.
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program
produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center.
The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays.
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
Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One.
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape for spring? Want to become renewed and invigorated
when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
planned for seniors
Telesis, the UND Student Alumni Association, and the UND
Alumni Association invite all graduating seniors to “Operation
Graduation” Wednesday, April 28, at the Alumni Center
in the J. Lloyd Stone Building next to Gamble Hall. The
event will take place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Participating
students can enjoy free pizza, refreshments, gifts, and
prizes. Information about what the Alumni Association offers
to graduates will also be available.
summer program for children
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony will offer a summer program
in chamber music performance for string musicians in grades
5 through 12. “Summer Strings” will run June
7 through July 1 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
experience; Intermediate Chamber Music, for intermediate
to advanced middle school students with some chamber music
experience; and Jazz Strings, a new session for 2004 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
29, in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall. Deadline for
applications is May 10; applications received by April 26
receive an early-bird discount. For more information on
precise playing level requirements or to request a brochure,
please contact the GGFSO, Box 7089, Grand Forks, ND 58202-7084,
777-3359; or call director Naomi Welsh at 746-9969 or director
Suzanne Olafson at 746-6222.
– Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.
Denim Day is
last Wednesday of month
It’s the last Wednesday of the month – that
means April 28 is Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your
button, and “go casual.” All proceeds go to
charity. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have
all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons
and posters for your area.
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791, for
the Denim Day committee.
temporary part-time help
The UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore is accepting job applications
for spring buy-back and fall book-rush. Temporary full-time
and part-time positions are available for May and August.
Capture our employee discounts on textbooks, trade books,
and Fighting Sioux merchandise while earning extra money!
Apply at 775 Hamline St. at the book information desk. Training
begins April 27.
– UND Barnes and Noble Bookstore.
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sought for UND experts directory
President Charles Kupchella is asking faculty and researchers
to help “populate” the newly redesigned online
UND experts directory. Created by the Office of University
Relations, the web site is one of several ways in which
UND will showcase its expertise and at the same time provide
access to service. It will also be a resource that will
allow colleagues, the media, and the public in general to
connect to expertise on campus. The UND Experts Directory
can be accessed at http://www.und.edu/experts. The site
currently spotlights academic units and stand-alone research
centers, but it will soon be modified to include non-academic
The retooled web site now features a searchable database.
For example, type in “gene” and the following
names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database:
David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf,
Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles,
The process for getting into the database is simple. The
online submission form is designed to allow faculty and
researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you
prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information
(name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows
you to include information under the following categories:
Education Publications Consulting
Research Grants Special
Presentations Patents Works in Progress
To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit
and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked
to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential).
This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date.
Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries
when they provide their October supplements.
will not run in University Letter as of July 1
We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion
from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system
to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided
by the ND State Board of Higher Education for all campuses,
offers more extensive search capabilities than SPIN in addition
to a variety of other services. The following text from
the COS home page offers a brief description of the system:
“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading
Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings
together the world’s most prominent scientists and
researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations
and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and
services that enable these professionals to communicate,
exchange information and find the people and technologies
that are important to their work.
These services include: COS Expertise®, the database
of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000
R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™
the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS
Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution
for universities and professional societies; and customized
access to a range of professional reference databases including
U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative
samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic
areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published
them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding
opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number
we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty
seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because
they do not see something of interest in the University
Letter. Consequently, as of July 1, we will change from
listing a few samples of opportunities to encouraging faculty
to subscribe to COS to receive announcements by e-mail or
to conduct frequent searches for research opportunities
using the COS system.
For faculty who would like help transitioning to COS, ORPD
will offer regularly scheduled workshops in the use of COS
beginning in March 2004. Please check the University Letter
for the time and place for the workshops. A set of instructions
for using COS can be found on the ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/
To access the instructions, select Funding Search Instructions
on the web page.
— Will Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research
and Program Development
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program
Development at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is
provided for the exclusive use of the University of North
Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside
the University of North Dakota in any form except via the
COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AMERICAN INSTITUTE FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AICR)
Investigator-Initiated Grants support innovative research
on dietary means of preventing and treating cancer or improving
life of the cancer patient. Deadline: 7/1/04. Contact: American
Institute for Cancer Research, 202-328-7744; email@example.com;
Matching Grants fund competitively reviewed studies on
diet and nutrition in cancer prevention and treatment that
meets the interests of AICR and the collaborator offering
matching funds. Deadline and Contact: See above or http://www.aicr.org/research/matching.lasso.
Postdoctoral Grant Awards support new investigators conducting
innovative research on the prevention, etiology, or treatment
of cancer by dietary or nutritional methods. Deadline: 7/1/04.
Contact: See above or http://www.aicr.org/research/post_doc.lasso.
AMERICAN TINNITUS ASSOCIATION (ATA)
Research Program–Support for scientific studies directly
concerned with tinnitus or assessment and extension of residual
inhibition. Deadlines: 6/30/04, 12/31/04. Contact: Amanda
Rhoads, 503-248-9985; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.ata.org/research/.
AUTHOR SERVICES, INC.
Writers of the Future–Awards for new and amateur writers
of short stories, or novelettes of science fiction or fantasy.
All types of science fiction, fantasy, and horror with fantastic
elements are welcome. Deadlines: 6/30/04, 9/30/04. Contact:
Ron Hubbard’s Writers of The Future Contest, email@example.com;
CARNEGIE CORPORATION OF NEW YORK
New Dimensions of Security—Support for knowledge gathering
and policy analysis to address emerging threats to international
peace and security (e.g., competition over vital natural
resources). Deadline: None. Contact: David C. Speedie, 212-371-3200;
Alfred I. duPont—Columbia University Awards for Radio
and Television Journalism are made for single programs or
segments covering one topic, a series of reports covering
one topic, or a series of programs on related topics. Reporting
about local issues is of special interest. Deadline: 6/15/04.
Contact: Jonnet S. Abeles, 212-854-5047; firstname.lastname@example.org;
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
Clinical Trial Awards support Phase I or Phase II clinical
trials with potential to substantially improve today’s
approach to treatment and/or management of neurofibromatosis
1 (NF1), NF2, and/or Schwannomatosis. Contact: U.S. Army
Medical Research and Materiel Command, 301-619-7079; email@example.com;
http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/04nfrp.htm. Deadline: 6/29/04.
DEPARTMENT OF ENERGY (DOE)
Clean Coal Power Initiative–Support for projects that
demonstrate advanced coal-based technologies that have progressed
beyond research and development to a point of readiness
for operation at a scale that can be readily replicated
into commercial practice; and that accelerate the likelihood
of deploying demonstrated technologies for widespread commercial
use. Contact: Raymond Johnson, 412-386-6109; firstname.lastname@example.org;
DREYFUS FOUNDATION, INC., CAMILLE AND HENRY
Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Awards–Support to strengthen
teaching and research careers of faculty in the 4th-12th
years of their career in the chemical sciences, with emphasis
on teaching, mentorship, and accomplishments in research
and teaching with undergraduates. NOTE: UND may submit only
one application per year; therefore, please contact ORPD
by May 1, 2004, (7-4278 or email@example.com)
if you are interested in applying. Deadline: 6/24/04. Contact:
Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc., 212-753-1760;
ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY (EPA)
Understanding Ecological Thresholds in Aquatic Systems Through
Retrospective Analysis–Support for research to advance
basic understanding of ecosystem resilience as it relates
to ecological thresholds, and to produce practical insights
from retrospective analysis of past threshold events that
can be applied to adaptive management of similar ecosystems
to prevent problems before they occur. Deadline: 6/22/04.
Contact: Iris Goodman, 202- 564-8313; firstname.lastname@example.org;
GRANT FOUNDATION, WILLIAM T.
Scholars Program–Support for postdoctoral scholars,
from diverse disciplines, whose research deepens and broadens
the knowledge base in areas that contribute to creating
a society that values young people (ages 8-25) and helps
them reach their potential. Priority areas are: youth development;
programs, policies, and institutions affecting young people;
and adults’ attitudes about and perceptions of young
people, along with consequences of those attitudes and perceptions.
Interdisciplinary research that examines young people in
social, institutional, community, and cultural contexts,
and addresses issues relevant to youth-related programs
is of particular interest. Note: UND may submit only one
application per year; therefore, please contact ORPD by
May 1, 2004 (7-4278 or email@example.com)
if you are interested in applying. Deadline: 7/1/04. Contact:
Grants Coordinator, 212-752-0071; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.wtgrantfoundation.org/info-url_nocat3042/info-url_nocat_show.htm?doc_id=76878&attrib_id=4398.
Grants support programs promoting education and literacy,
environmental conservation, cross-cultural understanding,
social welfare, and scientific research. Deadline: 7/1/04.
Contact: Mazda Foundation, 202-467-5088; http://www.mazdafoundation.org/grantguidelines.html.
Local Societies Initiative–Support to study the interrelationship
of science and religion, promote greater appreciation of
these issues, and enhance increased cooperation between
science and religion. Contact: Metanexus Institute, 215-789-2200;
Deadlines: 7/1/04, 10/1/04.
MUSIC LIBRARY ASSOCIATION (MLA)
Dena Epstein Awards support research in archives or libraries
(both nationally and internationally) on any aspect of American
music. Deadline: 7/1/04. Contact: Diane Steinhaus, email@example.com;
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Administrative Supplements for Disseminating Evidence-Based
Intervention Research Products–Support for cancer
control investigators whose intervention efficacy data have
been analyzed and who have active NCI grants related to
the intervention program proposed for dissemination. Deadline:
6/30/04. Contact: Jon F. Kerner, 301-594-7294; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Clinical Research Network–Support
to create infrastructure for conducting multiple, collaborative
therapeutic trials with relative speed and efficiency. Trials
may evaluate existing or new medications, combinations of
medications, and defined management strategies. Contact:
Herbert Y. Reynolds, 301-435-0218; Reynoldh@nhlbi.nih.gov;
Deadlines: 5/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/21/04 (Application).
Programs of Excellence in Nanotechnology–Support
for multidisciplinary teams to develop and apply nanotechnology
and nanoscience solutions to diagnosis and treatment of
cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematopoietic and sleep disorders.
Deadlines: 6/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/04 (Application).
Contact: Denis Buxton, 301-435-0516; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)/NATIONAL
CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Inter-Institute Program for Development of AIDS-Related
Therapeutics–Support for pre-clinical development
of: therapies for treatment of HIV disease, AIDS-associated
malignancies, opportunistic infections and tuberculosis
associated with AIDS; and microbicide-based prevention strategies
for HIV. Deadlines: 5/1/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/1/04 (Application).
Contact: Inter-Institute Program Coordinator, 301-496-8720;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ARTHRITIS AND MUSCULOSKELETAL AND
SKIN DISEASES (NIAMS)
Small Grant Program for New Investigators–Support
for new investigators to conduct pilot research on arthritis
and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and injuries. Deadlines:
6/24/04, 10/22/04, 2/24/05. Contact: Alan N. Moshell, 301-594-5017;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Support for the Annual Biomedical Research Symposium for
MARC/MBRS Students–Support for conferences to promote
the MORE objective of increasing the number of underrepresented
minorities who participate fully in biomedical research.
Deadlines: 5/14/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/14/04 (Application).
Contact: Adolphus Toliver, 301-594-3900; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE ON DEAFNESS AND OTHER COMMUNICATION
Speech Processor Optimization for Cochlear Implants–Support
to develop innovations and enhancements for cochlear implants
to increase the level of patient performance. Deadlines:
6/28/04, 2/21/05 (Letter of Intent); 7/22/04, 3/16/05 (Application).
Contact: Roger L. Miller, 301-402-3458; email@example.com;
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Gene-Environment Effects and Epigenesis in Depression–Support
for research using novel approaches to gene discovery, identification
of epigenetic mechanisms, elucidation of environmental risk
factors, characterization of genetic aspects of response
to environmental change, and use of biomarkers and other
intermediate phenotypes correlated with depression. Deadlines:
6/16/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/16/04 (Application). Contact:
Steven O. Moldin, 301-443-2037; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-MH-05-006.html.
Innovations in Biomedical Computational Science and Technology–Funding
for research and development in computational science and
technology to support rapid progress in areas of scientific
opportunity in biomedical research, including: database
design, graphical interfaces, querying approaches, data
retrieval, data visualization and manipulation, data integration
through development of integrated analytical tools, and
tools for electronic collaboration, as well as computational
and mathematical research including development of structural,
functional, integrative, and analytical models and simulations.
Deadlines: 6/24/04, 10/24/04, 2/24/05. Contact: James Cassatt,
301-451-6446; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-03-044.html.
Planning Grants to Organize Programs for International
Clinical, Operational, and Health Services Research Training
for AIDS and Tuberculosis–Support to establish comprehensive
training programs to increase capacity in a foreign country
to conduct integrated clinical, operational, and health
services research focused on one or more of the following:
application of clinical science and health care research
to benefit those infected with HIV and/or TB; prevention
and/or reduction of spread of HIV and TB and related conditions,
especially measures that can be implemented within the context
of care; study of strategies for scale up and integration
of effective therapeutic and preventive interventions into
the local health care system. Contact: Jeanne McDermott,
301-496-1492; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-072.html.
Deadlines: 5/10/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/10/04 (Application).
Research on Children Exposed to Violence–Support
for research to enhance understanding of children exposed
to domestic violence, community violence, and war/terrorism,
and to develop new knowledge in these areas and in the definition,
identification, epidemiology, prevention, etiology, effects,
early intervention, and mechanisms of violence exposure.
Deadline: 6/25/04. Contact: Margaret Feerick, 301-435-6882;
NATIONAL LEUKEMIA RESEARCH ASSOCIATION
Research Grants support research to find causes and a cure
for leukemia. Applicants must have a Ph.D. or M.D. degree.
Contact: National Leukemia Research Association, 516-222-1944;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (NSF
04575)–Support to develop and implement innovative
models for recruiting, mentoring, and retaining minority
students in doctoral programs in the sciences, technology,
engineering, and mathematics, and to develop effective strategies
for identifying and supporting underrepresented minorities
who want to pursue academic careers. Deadlines: 5/17/04
(Letter of Intent); 7/26/04 (Application). Contact: Roosevelt
Johnson, 703-292-4669; email@example.com; http://www.ehr.nsf.gov/hrd/agep.asp.
Chemistry Research Instrumentation and Facilities: Departmental
Multi-User Instrumentation (CRIF:MU)–Support for infrastructure
(instrumentation and facilities) that promotes research
and education in areas traditionally supported by the Division
of Chemistry. Deadline: 6/28/04. Contact: Joan M. Frye,
703-292-4953; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf03563.
Industry/University Cooperative Research Centers (I/UCRC)
Program–Support to develop long-term partnerships
among industry, academe, and government to promote research
programs of mutual interest, contribute to the nation’s
research infrastructure base, and enhance intellectual capacity
of the engineering workforce through
integration of research and education. Deadlines: 6/30/04,
12/31/04. Contact: Alexander Schwarzkopf, 703-292-8383; email@example.com;
Research Coordination Networks in Biological Sciences (RCN)–Support
for groups of investigators to communicate and coordinate
research, training and educational activities across disciplinary,
organizational, institutional, and geographical boundaries.
Deadline: 6/25/04. Contact: Chris L Greer, 703-292-8470;
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)/NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF
GENERAL MEDICAL SCIENCES (NIGMS)
Joint DMS/NIGMS Initiative to Support Research in the Area
of Mathematical Biology–Support for research in mathematics
and statistics related to mathematical biology research,
particularly collaborations. Deadline: 6/30/04. Contact:
Roger L. Berger, 703-292-4884; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/pubsys/ods/getpub.cfm?nsf04572.
PEW CHARITABLE TRUSTS
Public Health–Support for beginning biomedical scientists
engaged in interdisciplinary biomedical research. The intent
is to fill biomedical research needs not sufficiently addressed
by other funding sources. Deadline: None. Contact: Pew Charitable
Trusts, 215-575-9050; email@example.com; http://www.pewtrusts.com/grants/grants_item.cfm?image=img3&page=g3&program_area_id=4#public.
PFEIFFER RESEARCH FOUNDATION, GUSTAVUS AND LOUISE
Research Grants support basic biomedical and pharmacological
research in breast, ovarian, and prostate cancer, with emphasis
on translational research (i.e. clinical applications of
research in the foregoing fields). Note: UND may submit
only one application per year; therefore, please contact
ORPD before May 1, 2004, (7-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
if you are interested in applying. Deadline: 7/25/04. Contact:
Matthew G. Herold, 973-983-0480; http://fundingopps.cos.com/cgi-bin/getRec?id=177.
SLOAN FOUNDATION, ALFRED P.
Areas of interest are Science and Technology, Standard of
Living and Economic Performance, Education and Careers in
Science and Technology, and Selected National Issues (Bioterrorism,
Federal Statistics). Deadline: None. Contact: Contact: Michael
Teitelbaum, 212-649-1649; email@example.com; http://www.sloan.org/programs/pg_national.shtml.
WOMEN’S SPORTS FOUNDATION
Homophobia in Sport Project Grants—Support to develop
research, community outreach, and educational programs addressing
the issue of homophobia and other barriers to women’s
participation in sports. Deadline: None. Contact: Women’s
Sports Foundation, 800-227-3988; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.womenssportsfoundation.org/cgi-bin/iowa/funding/results.html.
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and
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