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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 34: April 28, 2006

Partnership and grant will mean more American Indian principals, superintendents

The College of Education and Human Development and United Tribes Technical College have been awarded more than $1 million for a grant to increase the number of American Indian principals in the state. The United Tribes Technical College Principal Leadership for American Indians in Native Schools (UT-PLAINS) grant for $1,063,382 calls for recruiting 15 Native American educators into UND’s graduate degree program in educational leadership. The grant is funded by the U.S. Department of Education through its Office of Indian Education.

“We’re delighted to be partnering with United Tribes Technical College on this program, which we believe will have a profound effect on the overall quality of public education in this state, particularly within Native American schools,” said President Charles Kupchella. “Our exceptional educational leadership department is well-positioned to implement this grant. The result, in just a few short years, will be 15 more highly educated public school leaders.”

“This collaborative program addresses the need to provide advanced training for people already in the field. It has the potential for complimenting and extending teacher training and education done at the undergraduate level by tribal colleges and mainstream colleges,” said David Gipp, president of United Tribes Technical College. “Advancing skill levels and helping to attain credentials are practical and useful ways of building the numbers of American Indian educational leaders. It should result in more people with greater expertise to apply the standards of No Child Left Behind, and other educational programs, whether they’re in public or private schools or contract schools.”

The project will run through the summer of 2009. In the first semester, four students have already enrolled, but that number is expected to grow as word about the project spreads.

Angie Koppang, assistant professor in UND’s Department of Educational Leadership, will direct the grant.

“We took a look at the ratio of administrators, especially principals, in Native schools,” Koppang. “There was a shocking discovery in the lack of administrators versus the number of students and teachers. These communities have a desperate need for additional, qualified leaders, such as principals and superintendents. This program will help, which in turn helps the communities.”

The master’s program prepares graduates for their first administrative position, such as a school principal, and meets national standards for administrative licensure in North Dakota and nationwide.

The doctoral program assists practicing administrators seeking to further enhance their knowledge base for different administrative roles, such as a superintendent.

Koppang said school leadership is important in providing the support for improving student achievement in schools. Students in the program must be employed in a school district, hold a bachelor’s degree in education and a valid teaching license, meet the admission requirements, and be Native American. This specialized course of study requires full-time enrollment for one academic year. At that point students will take on a principal position. Year two focuses on mentorship for administrators. For that the department is working to identify role models who are current administrators. Seminars for both the student and mentor will be tailored to specific needs.


Faculty and administrative staff invited to participate in general spring commencement

Faculty and administrative staff are invited to march in the general commencement ceremony at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13, at the Alerus Center. Faculty and administrative staff who will wear academic regalia are asked to report to the Hawk Room, and then assemble in the Ballroom no later than 1 p.m. For easiest access to the Hawk Room, enter the Alerus Center through door #6 on the east side of the building. Staff volunteers and student marshals will be on hand to help all processional participants.

Faculty members recently received a letter from Greg Weisenstein, vice president for academic affairs, inviting them to participate in the ceremony. As outlined in that letter, faculty members are asked to contact their dean's office by May 10 to confirm their plans to participate in the ceremony.

Administrative staff members are also cordially invited to march in the commencement processional in academic regalia. During the ceremony, administrative staff will be seated with the faculty of the college representing the discipline of their highest academic degree. Those planning to participate should contact Terri Machart in the vice president for student and outreach services office at 777-2724 by May 10 to confirm their plans.

Please call 777-2724 with any questions.

— Charles Kupchella, president


Geography seminar will consider GIS and wildlife management

The geography department will hold a seminar by Scott Ralston, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. “GIS Applications in Wildlife Management” will take place in 157 O’Kelly-Ireland Hall Friday, April 21, at noon. All are welcome.

– Geography


Biology seminar focuses on cellular hypoxia

Wayne Zundel, director of radiation biology, University of Louisville School of Medicine, James Graham Brown Cancer Center, will give a biology seminar at noon Friday, April 21, in 114 Witmer Hall. His tribal affiliation is Minneconjou Lakota, and his home reservation is Cheyenne River, S.D.

Dr. Zundel will discuss “Mapping Cellular Hypoxia and Reperfusion-sensing pathways in Mammals.”

His research program involves numerous lines of investigation into the role of tumor oxygenation in tumor metabolism, disease progression, and therapeutic efficacy. Because tumoral responses to fluctuating oxygen levels are relatively unique to solid tumors, targeting these responses therapeutically will lead to specific killing of those tumor areas which are most resistant to current therapeutic paradigms.

The seminar is hosted by Diane Darland.

— Biology


Physics talk focuses on photocatalytic oxidation

The physics department will hold a colloquium at 4 p.m. in 209 Witmer Hall Friday, April 21, with Darrin Muggli (chemical engineering), who will present “Photocatalytic Oxidation on TiO2: Reactions and Reactors.”

Several methods of identifying and quantifying surface species and active sites will be discussed, such as transient reaction techniques, temperature-programmed desorption, isotope labeling, and diffuse reflectance infrared Fourier transform spectroscopy. Reactions of model compounds such as formic acid, methyl formate, and acetic acid will serve as examples. In addition, recent research on developing improved photocatalytic reactor designs will be presented.

Refreshments will be served at 3:30 p.m. in 215 Witmer Hall.

– Physics


Space studies holds Friday colloquium

Mark Sykes, director of the Planetary Science Institute in Tucson, Ariz., will be the guest speaker at the space studies colloquium series Friday, April 21, at 5 p.m. in 210 Clifford Hall. In his presentation, “The Origins and Evolution of the Interplanetary Dust Complex: New Insights from Spitzer Space Telescope,” Sykes addresses the origin and evolution of dust in the solar system. He studies cometary dust trails and the collisional production of dust in the asteroid belt, primarily using spacebased infrared telescopes. He is also interested in the compositional gradient in the early solar system and the heating and dynamical processes by which that gradient evolved. Sykes is a member of the Dawn Science Team, which will orbit two of three surviving terrestrial protoplanets in the main asteroid belt: Vesta and Ceres. Sykes will study how the presence or absence of water shaped the early histories of those two bodies; Asteroid number 4388 is named in honor of him.
Sykes received his law degree in 1998 and his Ph.D. in 1986 within the Department of Planetary Sciences from the

University of Arizona where he is currently the Director of Planetary Sciences. He is a member of the NASA-NSF Astronomy and Astrophysics Advisory Committee, chair of the NASA Planetary Data System Working Group, and a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAS) Committee on Astronomy and Public Policy.

– Odegard School


Theatre arts produces psychological thriller

Theatre arts will present the psychological thriller Equus, by Peter Shaffer, as the final play of the season. Equus revolves around the inexplicable violent actions of a young man and the psychiatrist who tries to help him.

Directed by Gaye Burgess (theatre arts), Equus is a stylistic mystery that deals with adult issues and contains nudity.
Performances continue each night through Saturday, April 29, at the Burtness Theater. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Equus, which opened on Broadway in 1974 and ran until 1977, won five Tony Awards, including Best Play of 1974. Its original cast starred Anthony Hopkins and Frances Sternhagen. Allegedly based on a true story, Shaffer’s play, structured as a mystery, takes place in England.

The play presents the dilemma of a boy who blinds six horses with a spike. Sentenced to a mental hospital, the boy is treated by a middle-aged psychiatrist who gradually discovers the pitfalls of modern-day psychiatry and the boy’s own notion of worship and natural forces. Complex and thought-provoking, Equus remains as riveting and intense as its premiere 30 years ago. A film version of Equus came out in 1977, starring Richard Burton as the psychiatrist.

For more information and reservations please call the Burtness Theatre Box Office at 777-2587. All tickets are $12, or $6 with a valid student I.D. Theatre arts is a participant of Operation Enduring Freedom and has limited free tickets for military personnel and their families. Free reserved parking is available on campus.

– Theatre arts


Biology presents Paur Lecture

Biology will host the Glen Allen Paur Lecture Friday, April 28, at noon in 141 Starcher Hall. Roger Hollevoet, refuge manager/district supervisor for the Devils Lake Wetland Management District Complex, will present “A Recipe for Success for Today’s Natural Resource Professionals.”

Hollevoet has worked over 30 years with wildlife and people management for the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Services. In his position as refuge manager, he is in charge of 250,000 acres of refuges, waterfowl production areas, and conservation easements. He has worked as a wildlife biologist at the Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center, and as a technician doing land management activities at the Devils Lake Wetland Management District. Please join us.

– Biology


Lecturer will discuss stream seepage, fluid flow

Andrew Fisher from University of California, Santa Cruz, will present the next LEEPS lectures Friday, April 28. At noon in 100 Leonard Hall he will discuss “Quantifying Stream Seepage Dynamics and Impacts: Methods and Application to the Pajaro River, coastal Central California.” At 3 p.m. in 109 Leonard Hall, he will consider “Large-scale Lateral Fluid Flow Within Oceanic Crust and the Global Importance of Seamounts in Driving Hydrothermal Circulation.”

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 and engineering. Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of current significance.

For more information, contact Dexter Perkins, 777-2991.

– Geology and geological engineering


Hate crime prevention workshop is April 28

A hate crime prevention and response workshop is scheduled for Friday, April 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the Heritage Hjemkomst Center, 202 First Ave. N., Moorhead. There is no charge to attend the workshop, which will be facilitated by Silke Hansen, a senior conciliation specialist with the U.S. Department of Justice Community Relations Service. She will discuss the current Fargo-Moorhead hate crime prevention and response plan, review the nature of hate crime and case studies, discuss guidelines for an effective response to hate crime and victim/community support, and hate crime prevention and education strategies.

If you are interested in attending this workshop, or if you are interested in developing a community response to hate crimes and hate incidents in Grand Forks, please contact Kendra Wobbema, a volunteer with the North Dakota Human Rights Coalition (

— Jan Orvik, editor, for Kendra Wobbema, international studies student


Mozart birthday celebration is second act in Master Chorale concert

“A Mozart Birthday Celebration” is the theme of the Grand Forks Master Chorale’s Masterworks Concert Sunday, April 30, 7:30 p.m. at Holy Family Church, 1001 17th Ave. S. The concert, which also features an orchestra, is Act II of a Mozart double feature the Master Chorale has sponsored in April. On April 24, Dr. Dorothy Keyser, University of North Dakota Department of Music, gave a talk, “Mozart as Dramatist.”

Under the direction of Jon Nero with accompaniment from Sara Bloom, the 30-plus voice Master Chorale will be joined by a 18-member orchestra and guest soprano Virginia Sublett. She has appeared as soloist with orchestras, oratorio societies and chamber music ensembles throughout the U.S., Canada and Mexico, including such ensembles as Los Angeles Philharmonic, San Diego Symphony, Illinois Symphony, Vancouver Chamber Choir, and San Francisco Symphony. She is co-founder and co-director of the San Diego-based professional choral ensemble, Cappella Gloriana, which made its second European concert tour in 2005. Sublett received her doctorate from the University of California, San Diego, in 1997, and has taught at both UCSD and the University of San Diego. She is now an associate professor of music (voice) at North Dakota State University.

The Master Chorale program will include the works “Te Deum,” “Ave Verum Corpus,” Exsutate, Jubilate,” and “Missa Brevis in F.”

Advance tickets for the Mozart Masterworks concert are $5 for students, $8 for senior citizens, and $12 for general audience members. Tickets are available at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Box Office at 777-4090.


U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for May 11-18. Visit our web site for more.

  • Safe Online Practices - Protecting Your Identity and Securing Your Computer: May 11, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II. The Internet can provide a wealth of information and give access to valuable financial, business, educational, and entertainment services. However, you and your computer can be vulnerable to scammers, identity thieves, viruses, spyware and more. This workshop will provide information to help you protect your identity and computer while online. Presenter: Brad Miller, IT security officer.
  • Defensive Driving: May 11, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 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 (spouse and/or dependents). This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.
  • Fiscal Year-End Procedures: May 17, 9 to 11 a.m., Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. Learn fiscal year-end procedures for the business office, accounting services, grants and contract administration, payroll and purchasing.
  • Records Disposal Procedures: May 18, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. Learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think, and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.
  • The ABC’s of Fire Extinguisher Use: May 18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., 55 Wilkerson Hall. This class will describe the different types of fire extinguishers, what the rating system used on extinguishers means, when to consider using a fire extinguisher, and class participants will be given the opportunity to use an extinguisher in a controlled setting. Information gained in this class will be applicable to the work place, home and motor vehicles. Presenter: Tim Lee.

Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail,; or online, Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant


Reception will honor Janet Ahler

The educational foundations and research department invites the campus community to a reception honoring Janet Ahler who is retiring this semester. Please join us in wishing her well Tuesday, May 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

– Kathy Gershman, chair, educational foundations and research


Global Visions film series continues

The Global Visions film series ends May 2, 7 p.m. in the Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. The film is free and open to the public.

Talk to Her, directed by Pedro Almodovar, is a surprising, original, and quietly moving story of the spoken and unspoken bonds that unite the lives and loves of two couples. Two men almost meet while watching a dance performance, but their lives are irrevocably entwined by fate. They meet later at a private clinic where one is the caregiver for Alicia, a beautiful dance student who lies in a coma. The other arrives at the private clinic to visit his girlfriend Lydia, a famous matador also rendered motionless. As the men stand vigil over the women they love, the story unfolds in flashback and flash forward as the lives of the four are further entwined and their relationships move toward a surprising conclusion.

For more information, call 777-4718.

– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology


Faculty invited to Bookstore Tea

Faculty are invited to a Faculty Cheesecake and Tea at Barnes and Noble. Please join us Tuesday, May 2, from 2 to 4 p.m. for a slice of New York Cheesecake Factory cheesecake and tea in our new classroom meeting space. This brand new addition to the UND Bookstore can be reserved for faculty, staff and student groups of UND free of charge.

– Michelle Abernathey, general manager, Barnes & Noble Bookstore


Retirement reception will honor Lee Ness

The accountancy faculty and staff invite you to join us for a retirement reception in honor of Lee Ness, Wednesday, May 3, from 2 to 4 p.m., in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Please join us in wishing Lee happiness in his retirement years.

– Accountancy


Agenda listed for May 4 U Senate meeting

  1. Announcements.
  2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business arising from the minutes.
  3. Question period.

  4. Annual report of the general education requirements committee, Wendelin Hume, past chair.
  5. Annual report of the intercollegiate athletics committee, Paul Todhunter, interim chair.
  6. Annual report of the scholarly activities committee, Sandra Short, chair.

  7. Candidates for degrees in May 2006, Carmen Williams, interim registrar.
  8. Report from the curriculum committee, Tom Zeidlik, chair.
  9. Proposed change to the University attendance policy and procedure, Tom Rand, chair, Senate academic policies and admissions committee.
  10. Report from the University assessment committee, Renee Mabey, chair.
  11. Proposed change to the membership of the general education requirements committee, Anne Walker, chair.
  12. Proposed changes to the Code of Student Life, Kim Kenville, chair, student policy committee.
  13. Proposed changes to the UND Statement on Institutional Diversity and Pluralism, Jan Moen, diversity advisory sub-committee.
  14. Compensation report, Douglas Munski, Council of College Faculties.

— Carmen Williams, interim registrar.


Retirement reception will honor James Larson, Richard Ludtke

A reception will honor James Larson and Richard Ludtke, both of whom are retiring from the sociology department, Thursday, May 4, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Lounge at Christus Rex, 3012 University Ave.

Dr. Ludtke came to UND in 1969, becoming a full professor of sociology in 1980. He has been active within the department, serving as chair from 1974-1979, again from 1982-1983, and from 1990-1996, and has participated in activities and committees across campus. He has held an appointment at the Center for Rural Health where he has developed a national research agenda in American Indian health issues. He received the UND Foundation/McDermott Award for Excellence in Teaching, Research, Creative Activity and Service in 1999 and was named a Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor in 2000.

Dr. Larson came to UND in 1970 and became a full professor of sociology in 1983. He chaired sociology from 1983-1987 and from 1996-2001. He served as the director of the Social Science Research Institute and has been involved in a number of research projects for the Institute. He received an American Council on Education Fellowship in 1987, after which he served as director of special projects for the College of Arts and Sciences from 1990-1995. He has also been a visiting professor at the American College of Norway. In 2004 he was awarded the Great Northern Railway Historical Society Directors’ James J. Hill Award for his many contributions, both academic and administrative to that organization.

Both of these illustrious faculty members have dedicated their careers to the advancement of sociology and public service, in the department, at UND, and in the larger society. Please join us in wishing them well.

– Sociology


Sioux Shop holds May Madness sale

The third annual Ralph Engelstad Arena Sioux Shop May Madness sale is Thursday and Friday, May 4 and 5, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. The entire store will be on sale. Save on brand name items from Nike, Roots & J. America. Come and check out the $5, $10, $15, $20 and $25 tables. The Ralph Engelstad Arena Sioux Shop has something for everyone!

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.


CPR/AED classes rescheduled

A CPR/AED training course will be offered on campus to employees who need certification Thursdays, May 4 and 11. Both sections will be offered from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The course is accredited through the American Heart Association. Registrations are being taken by the Environmental Training Institute (ETI) at under the Healthcare link, or you can call ETI to get registered at 777-0384. Pre-registration is required. Class size is limited to 16 people; course fee is $20 per person.

– Environmental Training Institute


Doctoral examination set for Erin Haugen

The final examination for Erin Haugen, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in clinical psychology, is set for 2:30 p.m. Friday, May 5, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is “Maternal Psychiatric Disturbance at Eight Weeks Postpartum and its Relation to Personal, Child, and Family Functioning at Two to Three Years Postpartum.” Alan King (psychology) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school


Jewelry party held at Museum of Art

Antique to Chic, a jewelry party, will be held Sunday, May 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend and all proceeds will go to benefit children via scholarships, art supplies, and programming. The event will be centered around a costume jewelry sale. Inexpensive everyday fun costume jewelry will be offered for sale and more valuable items will be available for raffle and silent auction. Live music will be performed by Project 24 and refreshments will be served.

There is no admission for this casual Sunday afternoon event.

– North Dakota Museum of Art


Retirement reception will honor Cec Volden Lambeth, Bette Olson

The nursing practice and role development faculty and staff invite you to join us for a retirement reception in honor of Cec Volden Lambeth and Bette Olson, Monday, May 8, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. A program will begin at 3:30 p.m. Please come and congratulate them on their retirement.

– Nursing


Staff recognition luncheon tickets on sale now

The 2006 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel will be held Tuesday, May 9, at the Memorial Union Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for years of service in five-year increments, 10 Meritorious Service Award winners will be presented, and the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be announced. Tickets may be purchased in human resources, 313 Twamley Hall, for $4 each or from the human resources manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 3. All members of the University community are invited.

Anyone wishing to participate in the luncheon that may require an accommodation should contact Joy Johnson at 777-4367 or e-mail

— Joy Johnson, human resources


Sally Pyle named honors program director

Sally Pyle, a toxicologist and associate professor of biology, has been appointed honors program director. Pyle will replace retiring director Jeanne Anderegg July 1. The honors program provides the opportunity for students to boost their college education experience through closer student/faculty cooperation, small discussion-oriented classes, an emphasis on reading and writing, and an interdisciplinary approach to education. Pyle, who holds a doctorate in experimental pathology and toxicology from Duke University, brings to the position a strong record in the sciences and a long-term commitment to teaching and pedagogy. She has worked with both the honors program and independent studies as a teacher and course developer.


Faculty promotions listed

President Kupchella approved promotions in rank for the following individuals:

  • To professor: Shelby Barrentine, teaching and learning; Michael Blake, music; Loretta Heuer, nursing practice and role development; Michael Mann, chemical engineering; Santhosh Seelan, space studies; Curtis Stofferahn, sociology.
  • To associate professor: Mark Askelson, atmospheric sciences; Anthony Bevelacqua, mathematics; Tami Carmichael, English; Therese Costes, music; Xiquan Dong, atmospheric sciences; Jane Dunlevy, anatomy and cell biology; Devon Hansen, geography; Kimberly Kenville, aviation; Angela Koppang, educational leadership; Paul Kucera, atmospheric sciences; James Porter, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Sally Pyle, biology; Manish Rami, communication sciences and disorders; Ty Reese, history; William Semke, mechanical engineering; Martin Short, physical education and exercise science; Jan Stube, occupational therapy; Paul Sum, political science and public administration; Wade Talley, family medicine; Cheryl Terrance, psychology; Anne Walker, teaching and learning; Timothy Young, physics.
  • To assistant professor: Julie Zikmund, nutrition and dietetics.
  • To clinical: Julie McGauvran, nursing practice and role development.

— Charles Kupchella, president


Tenure granted to faculty members

President Kupchella has approved tenure for the following faculty members.

Anthony Bevelacqua, mathematics; Royce Blackburn, music; Katherine Campbell, accountancy; Tami Carmichael, English; Anne Christopherson, music; Therese Costes, music; Bruce DiCristina, criminal justice; Robert Dosch, accountancy; Jane Dunlevy, anatomy and cell biology; Shirley Greves, teaching and learning; Devon Hansen, geography; James Haskins, finance; Duane Helleloid, management; Angela Koppang, educational leadership; Gregory Patton, management; James Porter, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics; Manish Rami, communication sciences and disorders; Kathryn Rand, law; Ty Reese, history; Bradley Rundquist, geography; William Semke, mechanical engineering; Martin Short, physical education and exercise science; Paul Sum, political science and public administration; Cheryl Terrance, psychology; Anne Walker, teaching and learning; David Yearwood, teaching and learning; Timothy Young, physics; Julie Zikmund, nutrition and dietetics.

— Charles Kupchella, president


Nursing graduates first doctoral students

The College of Nursing will graduate the first three doctoral students, Karen Rohr, Darleen Bartz and Jacqueline Mangnall, May 13.

“This truly brings to fulfillment the ideas and dreams we had when we sought approval for the doctoral program and admitted the first eight students. The College is extremely proud of these three excellent role models for nursing, and know that each will add greatly to the profession through research and leadership,” said Ginny Guido, director of graduate studies at nursing.

– College of Nursing


NSF Partnerships for Innovation program preproposals required

The National Science Foundation has issued a solicitation for proposals for Partnerships for Innovation for FY 2006 (Program Solicitation NSF 06-550). The goals are to: 1)stimulate transformation of knowledge created by the research and education enterprise into innovations that create new wealth, build strong local, regional and national economies and improve the national well-being; 2)broaden participation of all types of academic institutions and all citizens in NSF activities to meet the broad workforce needs of the national innovation enterprise; and 3)catalyze or enhance enabling infrastructure necessary to foster and sustain innovation in the long-term. To develop a set of ideas for pursuing these goals, this competition will support 10-15 partnerships among academe, the private sector, and state/local/federal government that will explore new approaches to support and sustain innovation.

Proposals may include any one or a combination of the following activities: 1) research, technology transfer, and/or commercialization; 2) workforce education and/or training; and 3) establishing the infrastructure to accomplish or enable innovation. At a minimum, proposed partnerships must include academic institutions as the lead and private sector organizations as partners. Partnerships that also include state/local government entities are strongly encouraged. Awards may be up to $600,000, with award durations of two or three years.

Because each institution is limited to one proposal as the lead institution, and may be a non-leading partner on only one other proposal, UND will need to determine which proposal may be submitted if there is more than one proposed. Please contact Research Development and Compliance (RD&C) by May 1, if you are planning a proposal, 777-4280 or If more than one proposal is planned, RD&C will require interested parties to submit preproposals for internal review. Letters of intent to NSF are due June 28.

Contact RD&C at 777-4278 or for the complete announcement, or download it at

— Barry Milavetz, associate vice president for research, research and program development.


Please donate complimentary texts

As the end of the semester approaches and the book buyback process continues, faculty are asked to be reminded of the University policy on complimentary desk copies.


The University Senate strongly recommends that complimentary textbooks which are not being retained not be resold. These books should be donated to the appropriate UND library, a colleague, or another nonprofit institution or otherwise appropriately disposed of without infringing on the right of the publisher and/or author. The University Bookstore is requested to refrain from selling complimentary copies of textbooks.
Approved: UND Senate, 02-01-90

— Greg Weisenstein, provost and vice president for academic affairs


May 1 is deadline for SSAC travel requests

Monday, May 1, is the final deadline for submission of Senate scholarly activities committee travel grant applications for fiscal year 2005-2006. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 2, 2006, and Sept. 15, 2006.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. Although the SSAC encourages submission of travel requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants.

Application forms are available at research development and compliance, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on RD&C’s home page (on UND’s home page under “Research”). Please feel free to contact RD&C, 777-4278, for information or guidance when preparing your application.

– Sandra Short, chair, Senate scholarly activities committee


Health science library lists May hours

Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences hours for May follow.

  • Week of May 1-6, regular hours: Monday through Thursday, May 1-4, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 5, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Week of May 7-13, hours extended Friday and Saturday: Sunday, May 7, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, May 8-11, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 12, 7:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 13, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
  • Week of May 14-20, assessment week – Medical School: Sunday, May 14, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Wednesday, May 15-17, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Thursday, May 18, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, May 19, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 20, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Week of May 21-27: Sunday, May 21, closed; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, May 22, 24 and 26, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, May 23 and 25, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 27, closed.
  • Week of May 28 to June 3, Memorial Day week: Sunday, May 28, closed; Monday, May 29, closed; Tuesday and Thursday, May 30 and June 1, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Wednesday and Friday, May 31 and June 2, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

— Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences


Library lists final exam hours

The Chester Fritz Library final exam hours are: Friday, May 5 (Reading and Review Day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 6, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, May 7, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through Thursday, May 8-11, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 12, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 13-14, closed.

– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library


University Letter will become twice-weekly online publication

On May 15, the weekly University Letter and the daily (or more) mass e-mails will be combined into a twice-weekly e-mail and online news service sent to every e-mail holder on campus. This will actually increase the number of people who receive University Letter, make access to news more convenient and timely, and reduce duplication. It will also eliminate confusion between University Letter and the daily mass mails, as well as reduce e-mail clutter.

You will receive an e-mail detailing University Letter contents, with each story linked to the online edition of University Letter. Just click on the title of an article that interests you to be taken to that story. You’ll also have the option to print just one story or the entire issue.

Information providers will submit their information via an online form. This will increase consistency and allow information to appear online in a searchable format.


Union Ballroom will be renovated

The Memorial Union Ballroom will be undergoing renovation July 17 – Sept. 30. Reservations for the Ballroom will resume Oct. 1. If you have any questions regarding this please contact me at 777-2953. Thank you.

– Marsha Nelson, assistant director of facility operations, Memorial Union


Submit summer programs for free publicity

Are you planning a non-credit event at UND this summer? Do you want free publicity for your summer program? Get your event information listed on the UND summer calendar by going to or calling 777-0841.

We are currently marketing the summer web site, so submit your information now to take part in the prime marketing time.

More reasons to submit your event information:

  •  Free publicity
  •  Potential to reach a larger audience
  •  Post your summer brochure
  •  Potential resource for participants

If you have any questions, please visit, or contact Sara Satter at 777-0841.

– Summer events office


Staff invited to take summer women studies courses

Staff are invited to consider enrolling in one or both of two women studies courses offered during summer sessions. They cover topics relevant to women (and men’s lives), will fill the gaps in knowledge of history, and fill you in on the way women’s lives differ here in the U.S. and around the world.

A&S 225, Intro to the Study of Women (3 credits)

  1. 4279, 9 to 11 a.m. MTWR, 163 Upson II, co-taught by Kathy King and Kate Sweney. Class meets May 15 through June 23.
  2. 4280, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. MDWR, 101 O’Kelly Hall, taught by Shelle Michaels. Class meets June 26 through Aug. 4.

A&S 299, Special Topics: Women Globally (1 to 4 credits)

  1. 6316, 5 to 7 p.m. MTWR, Room 10, Merrifield Hall, co-taught by Kathy King and Adonica Schultz Aune. Class meets May 15 through June 23.

Both courses use thought-provoking texts, encourage class discussion, journal writing, and are supplemented with films, hands-on activities, and guest speakers. Both classes will increase your knowledge about women’s history and everyday challenges and triumphs.

For more information, contact Kathy King at


Make department charges at Bookstore with purchasing card

Effective May 1, departmental charges at Barnes & Noble University Bookstore must be made on the Visa purchasing card. The old Bookstore charge cards will no longer be used. Departments will be provided with the original invoice at the time of sale. This invoice will need to be attached to the purchasing card record form that is sent to accounting services. The Bookstore will not have a copy of the invoice, so if the original is lost, the Bookstore will not be able to provide you with a copy.

If your department does not have a purchasing card, you may apply for one on the accounting services web site at

— Allison Peyton, accounting services


Scott joins University as night security officer

Leonard Scott is the new night building security officer. He previously was at Grand Forks City Hall, where he performed security duties, and was a career police/security supervisor with the United States Air Force for 23 years. Please take a moment when you are working after hours and greet Mr. Scott as he comes through your area. If you have any questions or concerns, please bring those to his attention as well. You can contact him by calling the facilities 24-hour desk (777-2591), University Police (777-3491) or by cell phone (701-740-7157). His duty hours are from 4 p.m. to midnight, Monday through Friday.

— Duane Czapiewski, chief of police


Studio One lists features

Hear about one family’s experience with foreign adoption on the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand Forks. China has a one child policy that forces parents to pay fines for a second child. Families often abandon their children, and they are adopted by parents in other countries. Meet one family who traveled to China to pick up a baby girl on Studio One.

Also on the show this week, find out what it’s like being a twin. The birthrate of twins has doubled since the early 1970s due to fertility treatments. Twins will explain how they feel about this increase on Studio One.

Studio One is an award-winning news and information program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center.

The program airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.; Minneapolis, Minn.; Denver, Colo.; and Winnipeg, Manitoba.

– Studio One


Do not leave valuables in vehicle

UND Police are always concerned about thefts from vehicles. Please do not leave valuables in your vehicle. CDs and other items are often reported stolen from vehicles parked on campus and in other parts of Grand Forks. Please report any suspicious activities you may see in UND parking lots to us immediately at 777-3491, 24 hours a day.

— UND Police


Donated leave requested for Jeannette Lafferty

Leave donations are sought for Jeannette Lafferty, building services technician, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center. She and her family thank you for your generosity.

Please send a donated leave form to Linda Hurst Torgerson or Jean Hager, Box 9034, to donate leave. For a form, go to, then click on forms.

– Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center


Child volunteers sought for attention, problem-solving study

We are recruiting children between 7 and 14 years of age to participate in a study of the effect of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, sustained attention, and reading comprehension. The study takes between three and 3 1/2 hours to complete, and will occur 9 a.m. to noon or 3 to 6 p.m. on weekends, after school, or on school holidays at the University. Your child will be asked to complete several measures of memory, reading, and problem solving. You, the parent, will be asked to complete an interview regarding your child’s current behavior, and several short questionnaires about your child’s typical behavior and sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid $25 for participation in the study.

The scores from your child’s testing will be completely confidential and will not be associated with his or her name. We are interested in comparing group differences tested at various times of day. Children should not have a psychological diagnosis or a diagnosis of ADHD and/or a reading disorder. We are also looking for children who have been diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome. Children who participate must not be taking any medication at the time of testing. If you are and your child are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in finding out more about the study, please call me at 777-3260.

– Tom Petros, professor of psychology


May is National Military Appreciation Month

May is National Military Appreciation Month. Because most holidays commemorating historical military events have become little more than three-day weekends lacking focus on their original purpose, this month reminds us of the sacrifices and the history we as Americans have been privileged to participate in throughout the past 230 years.

More than 200 UND students have served in this current war – get involved with their departure, deployment, and return. It is often the return back into the “norms” that is the most difficult transition to make.

Please, express your thanks. The sky truly is the limit.

– Shelle Michaels (communication and women studies), North Dakota Army National Guard volunteer


Museum Café announces new summer menu

The North Dakota Museum of Art Café is offering delicious new sandwiches and salads including the Museum Hero Sandwich with bacon, roast beef, ham, and turkey on a hoagie bun with lettuce, tomato and mayo; the Creamy Dill Sprout Sandwich with sautéed mushrooms, cucumber, avocado, and sprouts served with a creamy dill sauce on your choice of bread; and the Spinach Salad with mushrooms, egg, red onion, and served with a Dijon mustard vinaigrette. As always, the Café will continue to offer a variety of some of the most savory soups in town and an assortment of delicious entrees including our Salmon BLT.

The Café and Coffee Shop, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Coffee is always available from 10 A.M. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Reservations are accepted for small or large groups, and the Museum conference room can accommodate groups up to 13. Credit cards are accepted as well as department billing. Call ahead service is available and take out orders accepted. High Tea is also available with a minimum two-day reservation, at a charge of $8.50 per person.

The Café and Coffee Shop is easily accessible for a relaxing lunch or coffee break from anywhere on campus. It is managed by Justin Welsh. Call 777-4195 for more information or reservations.

— North Dakota Museum of Art


Remembering Colleen Holzwarth

The faculty and staff of the College of Nursing mourn the passing of clinical associate professor Colleen Holzwarth, age 55, on April 15.

Colleen Joy Krapp was born August 11, 1950 at Jamestown to Arnold and Ethel (Orner) Krapp. She was raised on the family farm near Pingree, where she loved the outdoors and helping her father farm. She graduated from the UND College of Nursing in 1972, and was a member of the first graduating class of nurse practitioners from the University in 1975. She earned her master’s degree in nursing from the University in 1992.

She was employed as a pediatric and family nurse practitioner at MeritCare Clinic in Jamestown, and was a clinical associate professor of nursing and clinical coordinator of the family nurse practitioner program since 1993. She was particularly adept in developing FNP students’ critical thinking and clinical decision-making skills, and the driving force for excellence in the program.

She married Ronald Holzwarth on May 12, 1972. They lived in East Grand Forks until 1975 when they moved to Bismarck. They returned to Buchanan, N.D. to live and farm in 1978. She enjoyed gardening, piano, crafts and biking.

Survivors include her husband, Ron; daughter, Kara Ann (Tyler) Falk, soon to graduate from the family nurse practitioner program; son, Dr. Ryan Holzwarth, who is completing a dermatology residency at the University of Michigan; and granddaughter, Ella Colleen Falk.

– College of Nursing


Remembering Patricia Rolland

Patricia A. Rolland, visual arts, died April 16 in Altru Hospital. She was 63.

Patricia Ann Flom was born May 24, 1942 in Grand Forks to John and Irene (Miller) Flom. She was raised and educated in Grand Forks and graduated from Central High School in 1960. She worked for the Grand Forks Park Board, Robertson’s Lumber Company and Lumber Dealer’s Supply before joining UND visual arts department, where she was employed for 28 years. She retired due to medical reasons in June 2000.

She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, playing cards and Saturday morning rummage sales.

She was active in both St. Mary’s and St. Michael’s Catholic Churches.

She married Gerald “Jerry” Rolland on June 16, 1962.

She is survived by her husband, daughters, Wendy (Corey) Paryzek, Williston, and Cindy (Jim) McKay, Aurora, Colo., three grandchildren; mother, Irene Flom, Grand Forks; sisters, Judy (Rob) Larson, Boynton Beach, Fla., Mitzi (Mike) Barney, Glendive, Mt., Penny (A.C.) Brooks, Lantana, Fla.; brothers, Terry (Carolyn) Flom, Grand Forks, Bob (Peggy) Flom, Tacoma, Wash., and Doug (Gail) Flom, West Fargo, N.D.

She was preceded in death by her father.

Memorials are preferred to Duke University Adult Brain Tumor Center ( or to Altru Cancer Center of Grand Forks (


Remembering Engelbert Wolf

Engelbert Wolf, retired University painter, died April 17 at Valley Eldercare, Grand Forks. He was 71.

Wolf, the son of Alois and Johanna (Oszvald) Wolf, was born Oct. 30, 1934 in Burgenland, Austria. He grew up in Austria. In the mid 1960s he moved to Chicago, and established a decorating business. In 1985 he moved to Grand Forks, where he worked for the University as a painter until his retirement. In February 2005 he moved to the Valley Eldercare Center.

He is survived by family members in Austria and Chicago.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers, and sisters.

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