|ISSUE: Volume 42, Number
34: April 29, 2005|
|University Council meets
May 11 |
Nursing dean candidate will visit campus
and Greets” set for fourth AD candidate
|EVENTS TO NOTE|
|Dean’s hour focuses
on medical education with managed care|
INBRE holds spring
Lecture focuses on human pituitary proteome
to discuss microglial immune responses
Six will be honored
at Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
Apartment community rummage
sale is April 30
Theatre presents showcase of final senior
Empire will host concerts
committee meets Monday
grant applications due May 2
Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition
opens May 2
Graduate students explore communication, technology
Anthropology Club hosts film series
students to present communication research
on gender, culture and communication
Please announce student
loan consolidation sessions
Retirement reception will honor
Campus blood drive set for May 4
listed for May 5 U Senate meeting
Lunch panel will explore higher ed leadership
reception will honor Diane Helgeson
Pro Musica concludes
season May 5
Higher ed board meets May 5-6
discussions held in conjunction with Museum exhibit
studies to begin weekly star parties in May
set for Kiri Faul
Tickets available now for staff recognition
Webcast will focus on culture, health training
PPT holds Friday seminar series
head named commencement speaker
Volunteers needed for spring
commencement May 14
There’s still time to apply for
May workshop on case study teaching in science
U2 lists workshops
Dates set for Getting Started program
invited for assistant vice president for research position|
jobs will be posted May 11
Please review time cards
detailed for changing students from workstudy to institutional funds
to hold high performance computing high school summer institute
newsletter available online
Please submit textbook requisitions
week shuttle bus schedule announced
Employees may enroll in
courses at low cost
Please comment on Memorial Union event
Staff Senate sponsors trash to scholarships project
Final exam hours set for Chester Fritz Library
exam hours set for Law library
GSA positions available at
Studio One lists features
credit card offers
Fund set up for
student, family who lost home to fire
|IN THE NEWS|
College of Arts & Sciences
of Business & Public Administration
School of Law
Energy & Evironmental Research Center
Council meets May 11
University Council will meet at 4 p.m. Wednesday, May 11, in
the Memorial Union Ballroom. Look for more details next week.|
dean candidate will visit campus
Chandice Covington will
interview for the position of Dean of the College of Nursing Thursday
and Friday, April 28 and 29. A native of Beaumont, Texas, Dr. Covington
received her bachelor’s degree in nursing from the University of Texas School
of Nursing, Houston (1974), master’s degree in nursing from the University
of Texas, Galveston (1976) and Ph.D. from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
(1990). She is presently professor and chair of primary care nursing at the University
of California, Los Angeles. Prior to 2001 Dr. Covington held positions as assistant
dean of family, community and mental health nursing (1997-98) and associate dean
of academic and clinical affairs (1998-2000) at Wayne State University in Detroit.
Covington has an accomplished track record in research and teaching. Her current
program of research focuses on health promotion and the prevention of poor health
outcomes in children, especially in vulnerable populations in the United States
and in international settings. Ongoing studies, funded through federal agencies
and foundations, include breastfeeding promotion in at-risk populations, alternative
feeding technologies to prevent mother-to-child-transmission of HIV via breast
milk, school outcomes and prenatal substance exposures, as well as genetic polymorphisms
and child health in vulnerable populations.
A public forum including a
presentation by Dr. Covington will be held Thursday, April 28,
from 3 to 5 p.m. in the East Asian Room of the Chester Fritz Library. All interested
parties are invited. Her curriculum vitae is available for review in the graduate
school or online at: http://www.und.edu/nursingdeansearch/covington_cv_2005.pdf.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
and Greets” set for fourth AD candidate
and Greets” have been set for a fourth candidate for athletic director,
Thomas Buning, currently associate athletic director at the United States Military
Academy, West Point, N.Y. Buning will visit campus Thursday, April 28.
At 2 p.m. he will meet with students in the Memorial Room, Memorial Union, and
a meet and greet is set for the general public at 6 p.m. in the Ralph Engelstad
Buning has been at West Point since 1999, and served as a facilities
engineer from 1999 to 2001 and chief of staff and associate athletic director
of facilities from 2001 to 2003. He has been the associate athletic director for
facilities and operations since 2003 and an officer in the U.S. Army since 1981.
Buning earned a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the U.S. Military
Academy in 1981, a master’s degree in engineering management from the University
of Missouri at Rolla in 1995, an executive management diploma from the U.S. Army
Command and General Staff College in 1995, and a senior executive management diploma
from the Armed Forces Staff College in 1997.
Three other candidates, Rob
Bollinger, development officer for UND athletics; Al Molde, director of athletics
at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter; and John McCarthy, athletic director
at Lynn University in Boca Raton, Fla., have visited campus to interview for the
position. The chair of the athletics director search committee is Phil Harmeson.
hour focuses on medical education with managed care
education in the age of managed care will be the topic of the next medical school
Dean’s Hour lecture at noon Thursday, April 28, at the
Wold Center, 501 N. Columbia Road.
Lewis First, senior associate dean for medical education
and professor and chair of pediatrics at the University of Vermont College of
Medicine, will present “Medical Student Education in the Era of Managed
Care: Can it be Done?”
The presentation will be broadcast at Southeast
Campus room 225, Southwest Campus conference room B and Northwest Campus office.
It can also be viewed online at:
Dean’s Hour lecture series is a forum for the discussion of health care,
medicine, research, education and related issues of the day. For more information,
please contact the office of the dean, 777-2514.
– School of Medicine
and Health Science
holds spring meeting
On Friday, April 29, the North Dakota
IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) will hold its annual spring
meeting at the University in conjunction with the North Dakota Academy of Science
annual meeting April 28-29.
The ND INBRE events are open
to the public and will be held at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
A complete agenda is available at: http://ndinbre.org/News/2005_spring_meeting.htm.
- 8 to 11 a.m., investigator/mentor
research talks, Clinical Education Center, Lips Auditorium, Room 1300.
a.m. to 1 p.m., poster session for INBRE-supported students and investigators,
- 1 to 2 p.m., guest speaker, Dominic M. Desiderio, professor
of neurology, University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, United Hospital
Lecture Hall, Room 1350.
- 2 to 5 p.m., student sessions.
p.m., students meet with Dr. Desiderio.
- 3 to 5 p.m., concurrent workshops
(on-site pre-registration required).
- Imaging: Experience with confocal
and electron microscopic imaging of living cells.
- Proteomics: Experience
with separation and identification techniques using mass spectrometry.
Modeling: Tutorial on use of the Computational Chemistry and Biology Network to
look at protein and nucleic acid structures.
- Electronic Resources:
Tutorials on the use of Vector NTI nucleic acid sequence analysis software, PubMed,
NCBI and other INBRE-supported resources.
- 1 to 3 p.m., grants
- 3 to 5 p.m., panel discussion: Tribal College/State
Institution Research Partnerships, Bull Bennett, ND INBRE Tribal College Science
Coordinator, Reed Keller Auditorium.
The objective of this workshop
is to identify and define the mechanisms needed for successful linkages, collaborations
and partnerships between tribal colleges and state institutions.
Patrick Miller, North Dakota IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence
focuses on human pituitary proteome
Dominic M. Desiderio,
professor of neurology and molecular sciences at the University of Tennessee Health
Science Center, will present “The Human Pituitary Proteome” at 1 p.m.
Friday, April 29. The lecture is open to the public and will
be held in United Hospital Lecture Hall, Room 1350, School of Medicine and Health
Sciences. Dr. Desiderio is the guest lecturer at the North Dakota IdeA Network
of Biomedical Research Excellence (INBRE) spring meeting being held in conjunction
with the North Dakota Academy of Science annual meeting April 28-29 at
more information on the North Dakota INBRE spring meeting, please visit: http://ndinbre.org.
— ND INBRE
to discuss microglial immune responses
Jun Tan, director
of the Neuroimmunology Laboratory and associate professor of psychiatry and behavioral
medicine at the University of South Florida, will present “Modulation of
Microglial Immune Responses to AB,” on Friday, April 29,
at 2 p.m. in 3933, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Tan is invited
through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative
Disease and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. Everyone
– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics
will be honored at Entrepreneur Hall of Fame
North Dakotans will be inducted into the North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame,
and three others will be honored as North Dakota Business Innovators of the Year
for 2005. Ron Bergan of Fargo Assembly Company of Fargo and Fargo Assembly of
PA, Eddie Fischer of Vista Paint and Fisher Flying Products, and Marilyn Whitney
of Gaymar Industries will be inducted into the North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall
of Fame. James Carlson of PRACS Institute, Ltd.; Michael Chambers of Aldevron,
LLC; and Wade Dokken of American Skandia will be honored as North Dakota Business
Innovators of the Year. The award ceremonies will be held Friday, April
29, at 7 p.m. at the Alerus Center.
North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of
A graduate of NDSU, Ron Bergan
and two partners purchased a wire harness company in 1975 that had just two employees.
Only 10 years later, the company had grown to 40 employees, and Bergan bought
out his two partners. In 1992, Bergan purchased a Pennsylvania wire harness company
with five plants in three eastern states. Operated as a separate company, Fargo
Assembly of PA employs 650 people. In 2004, sales, including the acquisitions,
exceeded $100 million with 1,500 employees and 15 plants in six states. Seven
of those plants and 700 of those employees are in North Dakota.
raised in North Dakota, Eddie Fischer and a fellow North Dakotan
founded Grove Paints in 1957. Originally a retail paint store, Grove soon grew
to include the manufacture of paints. The name of the company was changed to Vista
Paint in 1966. Fischer purchased his partner’s share of the company in 1975.
With 47 stores, 600 employees, and projected 2005 revenue of over $100 million,
Vista Paint has evolved into a well-known and highly respected brand throughout
California and Nevada. In 1981, he purchased Fisher Flying Products, which distributes
and sells ultra-light and experimental aircraft. By moving this enterprise to
his hometown of Edgeley, he helped strengthen the town’s economy.
Whitney and her husband John founded Gaymar industries, which started
out as a basement operation in Tonawanda, N.Y. Originally a manufacturer of welded
products like placemats and book covers for the consumer market, the company soon
entered the growing field of health care products. Over 42 years, Marilyn and
John grew the company into a high-tech company specializing in products for pressure
ulcer management and temperature management, with 1997 sales of $50 million. In
1999, a year after John’s death in the crash of a demonstration airplane, the
company was sold. Marilyn is a native of Kulm, N.D., and a graduate of UND.
North Dakota Entrepreneur Hall of Fame was established in 1986 by the Center for
Innovation to recognize North Dakota Entrepreneurs and inventors for their contributions
to the state and nation.
North Dakota Business Innovator of the
James Carlson grew up in a small
Iowa town and came to North Dakota as a pharmacy faculty member at NDSU. In 1983,
Carlson co-founded PRACS Institute, Ltd. of Fargo to scientifically compare and
evaluate drug products. The company has since expanded to two new locations, one
in East Grand Forks and one in San Diego, Calif. The three locations have over
600 research beds and 13 study units which complete over 360 projects annually.
In 2004, 12,000 people participated in those studies, being paid a total of nearly
$12 million. PRACS Institute, Ltd. is known in the North American clinical research
arena as the “gold standard.”
A native of Carrington, N.D.,
Michael Chambers earned bachelor’s degrees in biotechnology
and microbiology with a minor in chemistry in 1997 from NDSU. He and an NDSU graduate
student from New Zealand co-founded Aldevron in 1998. Aldevron is a prominent
and rapidly growing biotechnology company. In 2004, Chambers oversaw the acquisition
of Genovac, a German biotech company. With an initial $2.5 million contract, the
technology from the two companies will be used to develop new vaccines for the
United States Department of Defense.
Wade Dokken is chair
of Greenfield Financial and former president and CEO of American Skandia Inc.,
one of the fastest growing financial service companies in the United States, which
was purchased by Prudential Financial in 2003. Under Dokken’s leadership,
American Skandia managed approximately $40 billion for nearly one million investors.
Dokken, a native of Towner, N.D., is also the author of the book New Century,
New Deal: How to Turn your Wages into Wealth through Social Security Choice. Dokken
attended UND in the early 1980s and studied political science and journalism.
He is married to Susi (Halpern) Dokken, daughter of Kent and Diane Alm.
North Dakota Business Innovator of the Year Award was created in 1986 by the Center
for Innovation to recognize North Dakota’s entrepreneurs who are discovering
new and better ways of serving their customers, changing the way business is done,
exploring new frontiers and building through excellence.
— Center for Innovation
community rummage sale is April 30
The annual Apartment
Community Center rummage sale will be held Saturday, April 30,
from 9 a.m. to noon, 525 Stanford Road. There are over 30 apartment residents
signed up to sell. Expect to find children’s toys and clothes, adult clothes, household items,
and much more! Contact Malia at 777-9862 with any questions.
Orvik, editor, for Malia Young, Apartment Community Center
presents showcase of final senior projects
arts department presents a showcase of senior projects April 29 through May 5
at Burtness Lab Theatre. Two one-act plays, The Dumbwaiter by Harold Pinter, and
Answers by Tom Topor will appear at the Burtness Lab Theatre on Friday
and Saturday, April 29 and 30, at 7:30 p.m. Both are directed by senior
Dumbwaiter centers on two hit men, Ben and Gus, who are forced to spend inordinate
amounts of time together waiting for further instruction. The two pace the room,
read the newspaper, and occasionally attempt to fulfill the requests submitted
to them through an old dumbwaiter. As the play progresses, deeper conflicts begin
to surface as an atmosphere of frustration and suspense is intricately woven.
is set in an interrogation room in South Manhattan where two detectives subject
a suspect to an intense line of questioning. The detectives, Ed and Frank, grill
the suspect regarding a crime that he insists he knows nothing about. The detectives’
initially bantering attitude turns steadily more ominous as they attempt to force
Everyman, a medieval morality play with a contemporary twist,
will appear at Burtness Lab Theatre Monday and Tuesday, May 2 and 3,
at 7:30 p.m. In this play Everyman is facing death, and all of his friends - Beauty,
Strength, Fellowship, Kindred, Cousin, Discretion - abandon him, except Good Deeds.
The director of the production, senior Anne Svanes says, “Everyman represents
all humankind. This play tells us that when we die, we can only take with us anything
good that we’ve done to go to heaven.” The play was written in medieval
times, here it is set in 2005. Svanes says she hasn’t changed the dialogue
in the original play, but she added new stage directions reflecting contemporary
society through costumes, sound, light, and props.
— Theatre arts
will host concerts
Two bands are coming to the Empire
Arts Center. Fred Eaglesmith and the Flying Squirrels will appear
Saturday, April 30, at 7:30 p.m. and Chris Cain
will bring his blues guitar and band to the Empire stage Tuesday, May
3, at 7:30 p.m.
Advance tickets are available at the
Chester Fritz Auditorium by calling 777-4090. Eaglesmith tickets are $15 for general
admission and $12 for students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door
an hour before the show. The concert is presented by North Dakota Public Radio,
North Dakota Public Television, and David Wayne Publications.
blues concert will begin Tuesday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets can be purchased
in advance at the Chester Fritz Auditorium for $10, $12 at the door starting an
hour before the concert. Chris Cain is presented by the Empire Arts Center.
Jan Orvik, editor, for Empire Arts Center
committee meets Monday
The graduate committee will meet
Monday, May 2, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.
Approval of minutes from April 25.
2. Draft policy: Proposed
Internet-based TOEFL scores.
3. Enrollment capacity discussion.
Graduate school policies and procedures.
5. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit,
dean, graduate school
grant applications due May 2
Monday, May 2, is the final
deadline for submission of Senate scholarly activities committee travel grant
applications for fiscal year 2004-2005. This deadline is for travel occurring
between May 3, 2005, and Sept. 15, 2005.
The committee reminds applicants
to carefully prepare proposals and be specific and realistic in 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.
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 for information or guidance when preparing
– Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences), chair, Senate
scholarly activities committee
of Fine Arts exhibition opens May 2
and Prints,” a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Melissa Omlid, opens
Monday, May 2, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Col.
Eugene E. Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through
Thursday, May 12, from 9 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.
students explore communication, technology and culture
are invited to attend a research panel presented by the participants of a graduate
seminar in Communication, Technology & Culture (Comm. 507) on Tuesday,
May 3, in 1 O’Kelly Hall, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
This new course explores
the intersection of communication, technology and culture with a focus on six
major areas: information, integration, socialization, identity, entertainment
and globalization. The seminar is designed as a forum for round-table discussions
and interchange of ideas.
— Tatyana Dumova, communication
Club hosts film series
The Anthropology Club will host
a film series at 7 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. All films are free
to the public and the University community.
The final film in the club’s
last Global Visions Film Series is Tuesday, May 3, The Story
of the Weeping Camel.
– Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
students to present communication research
You are invited
to attend research presentations by the students of Research Methods in Communication
(Comm. 410), Wednesday, May 4, in 1 O’Kelly Hall from noon to 12:50 p.m.
Presenters and topics include:
- “A Comparative Analysis of Pro-Alcohol
Messages in The Dakota Student and The Facebook” by Elizabeth Blazek and
- “Do Internet and DVD Trailers Accurately Present
the Prosocial and Antisocial Content of Movies? Analysis of Marketing Strategies”
by Tyler Stolt.
- “And the Winner is …: Portrayal of Race
in Top-Rated Films, 1950-1999” by Kyle Johnson.
Print Media Encourage Anorexia? A Content Analysis of Popular Magazines Targeted
at Young Males” by Chip Willcutt.
Research Methods in Communication is designed to
introduce students to a range of research methods in the communication discipline.
The course focuses on the specifics of conducting research as a process of objective
and systematic examination of communication contexts, processes, content, and
— Tatyana Dumova, communication technology
present on gender, culture and communication
in the School of Communication graduate course Gender, Culture and Communication
will give panel presentations on the theme, “Theoretical Perspectives on
Gender, Culture and Communication” in 1 O’Kelly Hall from 2 to 4:30
p.m. Wednesday, May 4.
The first, “Gender and Talk,” will
include James Abbott (gender and self-talk), Christina Ross (same-gender talk),
and Cheryl Long Feather (Native American women’s talk). Presenting on the
panel topic, “Gender and Cultural Context” will be Pratibha Kumar
(women and India), Alya Naumova (women and religion), and Terry Lewycky (women
The University community is welcome to attend this session.
— Lana Rakow,
announce student loan consolidation sessions
consolidation sessions are set for Wednesday, May 4, from 9 to
10 a.m. or 1 to 2 p.m. Both sessions will be in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl.
Tina Huderle, financial aid administrator
reception will honor Arnold Johnson
A retirement reception
will be held for Arnold Johnson (assistant professor emeritus of electrical engineering)
Wednesday, May 4, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni
Center. He is retiring after 17 years of service to the University, and served
as department chair for the past six years.
Johnson earned his bachelor’s degree
in electrical engineering from UND in 1959 and his master’s in electrical
engineering at Iowa State University in 1962. In addition, he enrolled in both
undergraduate and graduate Business Administration programs at the University
of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Of his 15 years in industry, the first five were spent
with Collins Radio (now Rockwell Collins) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where he worked
on a number of engineering projects in the avionics field. The remaining 10 years
were spent in the computer and image processing fields at various firms in the
Twin Cities area.
Farming was an important part of his family’s
life. For several years, Johnson was able to combine farming with his growing
interest in teaching. From 1974 to 1986, he managed 1,700 acres of small grains
in Larimore while serving as a visiting lecturer during the winter months in the
Minuteman Graduate Program at Grand Forks Air Force Base. Teaching eventually
became a full-time occupation when he joined the UND electrical engineering department
in 1988. He has served as chair since 1999, representing the school on a number
of university-wide committees during his years on the faculty.
experience ranges from numerous MBA courses to a variety of engineering courses,
including circuits, electronics, robotics, image processing, and senior design.
Johnson has been interested in aviation and space since his high school and college
days, and he recently developed an elective course in avionics for electrical
Among special projects and publications, one paper,
“Capstone Design via Distance Education,” received a best paper award
from the American Society for Engineering Education in 1998. Arnie has especially
enjoyed student projects, from robotics to balloon flight. He was involved in
the DREAMS project for more than six years, working on math and science skills
with American Indian students who have disabilities.
In addition to his
work at UND, Johnson has been actively involved in his church and has served as
president of a federal credit union and the Grand Forks County Farm Bureau. He
and his wife, Rita, a volunteer at the Larimore Good Samaritan Home, have two
children, Devin and Jody, and four grandchildren.
Please join us as
we wish Arnie and Rita well in their retirement.
– John Watson, dean,
School of Engineering and Mines
blood drive set for May 4
The Dak Minn Blood Bank invites
you to donate blood at the campus blood drive Wednesday, May 4.
The drive is hosted by the Undergraduate Medical Association and will be located
in the Memorial Union in the River Valley Room from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. If you’d like to make an
appointment, please contact Vanessa Nelson at (701) 220-1735 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
are also welcome, but there may be a wait if we are busy. Please bring a photo
ID. Thank you and we hope to see you there!
– Jan Orvik, editor,
for Dak Minn Blood Bank
listed for May 5 U Senate meeting
The University Senate
will meet Thursday, May 5, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business
arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
Annual report of the Senate scholarly activities committee, Fred Remer,
5. Annual report of the Senate committee on committees,
Jan Goodwin, chair.
6. Annual report of the Senate intercollegiate
athletics committee, Susan Logan Nelson, chair.
Candidates for degrees in May 2005, Nancy Krogh, University registrar.
Report from the University curriculum committee, Charles Moretti, chair.
Report from the ad hoc harassment policy and procedure revision committee.
Review of institution decisions on faculty grievances, standing committee on faculty
11. Faculty sick leave policy, John La Duke, Senate
— Nancy Krogh (registrar),
secretary, University Senate
panel will explore higher ed leadership
You are invited
to attend a lunch panel, “Exploring Higher Education Leadership,”
presented by the 2004-05 participants in the president’s Issues in Higher
Education Leadership Seminar, Thursday, May 5, noon to 1:30 p.m.,
16-18 Swanson Hall. Panel members are Julie Anderson, nursing; Donna Brown, American
Indian Student Services; Michael Loewy, counseling; Helen Melland, nursing; Linda
Rains, Memorial Union; and Claudia Routon, languages. The panel will discuss challenges
and opportunities in higher education leadership. You are particularly encouraged
to attend if you are thinking about applying for the 2005-06 Issues in Higher
Education Leadership Seminar. Box lunches will be provided to those who sign up
with Lisa Moore at 777-4141 by Friday, April 29.
– Victoria Beard,
reception will honor Diane Helgeson
A retirement reception
will honor Diane Helgeson (nursing) Thursday, May 5, from 3 to
5 p.m. at the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Helgeson will retire following 38
years of service to the University and College of Nursing. Appointed to the faculty
in September 1967, she created and maintained rigorous courses in community health
nursing at a time when community health was relatively less valued in the health
care system compared to new fields of intensive care. Now that public health is
experiencing a rebirth, and community-based services are growing exponentially,
work can be seen as visionary. Further, she positioned the college as a direct
care provider in the community of Grand Forks. This outreach work has grown and
is now organized as the Nursing Center for Vulnerable Groups, involving students
in providing care in the community in a service-learning model. The expectant
family program, which Helgeson initiated, has involved students in providing prenatal
care in the home for over 35 years. We have long since seen students enter the
College of Nursing who were born in the expectant family program, and a mother
and daughter who had participated in the program entered and graduated from nursing
10 years ago. The majority of the practicing nurses in the region have been educated
by Helgeson. In addition, she has played a significant role in the development
of cooperative education at UND, the administration of several human service agencies
in the region, and services for families with individuals with Alzheimer’s
disease. In retirement she plans to spend more time with her family and grandchildren,
travel, read and quilt. – Elizabeth Tyree, chair, family and community nursing
Musica concludes season May 5
Andrew Unsworth, organist
at the Cathedral of the Madeleine in Salt Lake City, will present a program of
solo organ music Thursday, May 5, at 7:30 pm., First Presbyterian
Church, 5555 S. Washington St. The final Grand Forks Pro Musica concert, in its
third season, will close a year including Pulitzer-Prize winning composer/pianist
William Bolcom and actress/mezzo-soprano Joan Morris, whose grandmother was a
theater organist from Bismarck, N.D. The purpose of the Grand Forks Pro Musica
series is to increase awareness and funding for the Aeolian-Skinner pipe organ
at First Presbyterian. Founder and artistic director of Pro Musica Christopher
Anderson (UND music), has a vision not only to provide Grand Forks with a concert
series, but also to provide Grand Forks with local organ facilities needed for
education and performances. Since Anderson moved to Grand Forks in 1999, organists
from North Carolina, North Dakota, Manitoba, England and now Utah have performed
and/or presented lectures and master classes in Grand Forks.
Andrew Unsworth has played throughout
the United States and Europe and published several articles on organ performance
and teaching in 19th-century America. The program of music, spanning five centuries,
includes works of Praetorius, Durufle, Bohm, Bach, Langlais, and Tournemire, representing
Italy, Germany, France, and America. The North Valley Chapter of the American
Guild of Organists will sponsor a free master class at First Presbyterian, Friday
May 6, between 3 and 6 p.m. Call 746-0999 for information. This program takes
place during National Music Week, sponsored by the National Federation of Music
Tickets available at the door, are $15 for general admission, $5
for students, and $30 for families. Call 775-5545. A limited number of free UND
student tickets are available, first come first served.
– Christopher Anderson,
ed board meets May 5-6
The State Board of Higher Education
will meet Thursday and Friday, May 5-6, at Mayville State University.
An agenda is posted several days before the meeting at www.ndus.edu under State
Board of Higher Education.
– Jan Orvik, editor
discussions held in conjunction with Museum exhibit
North Dakota Museum of Art is organizing a series of discussions based upon a
reading list developed in conjunction with “The Disappeared” exhibition.
People may join any or all of the bi-weekly discussions. Local book groups are
invited to join. Extended reading list and books are available at the Museum.
discussions will be held Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. in the Museum galleries.
5 - Heading South, Looking North: A Bilingual Journey by Ariel Dorfmann.
Discussion led by Jeanne Anderegg (honors).
May 19 - A
Miracle, A Universe by Lawrence Weschler. Discussion leader to be announced.
2 - Prisoner Wwithout a Name, Cell Without a Number by Jacobo Timerman.
Discussion leader to be announced.
hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. For information
– North Dakota Museum of Art
studies to begin weekly star parties in May
will begin a weekly series of star parties May 6, which will occur every Friday
until late October 2005.
This year’s theme, “Have dinner with
the stars!” will provide Grand Forks area residents with weekly opportunities
to enjoy the night sky, learn about astronomy and the universe in which we live,
observe through a variety of telescopes, and learn about efforts to build North
Dakota’s first professional astronomical observatory. Participants will
be able to purchase meals, drinks, and snacks at the observatory during every
star party. Proceeds from these sales will go toward the observatory project.
purposes of the star parties include educating the Grand Forks’ community
about the science and beauty of astronomy, fostering greater understanding of
the relevance of astronomy to human society, and promoting space studies’
efforts to build a large astronomical observatory.
Special star parties
can also be arranged for community, civic, and business groups.
begin at dusk at the observatory. Drive west on Highway 2 about 10 miles. Just
past mile marker 346, turn left onto a gravel road. After passing several homes
and crossing railroad tracks, turn right at a T-intersection. Drive one-half mile
and take the first left. The observatory is another one-half mile along this road
on the left side.
For more information, contact me.
— Paul Hardersen,
space studies, at 777-4896, Hardersen@volcano.space.edu
examination set for Kiri Faul
The final examination for
Kiri Faul, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling
psychology, is set for 10 a.m. Monday, May 9, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation
title is “Contextual and Mediating Factors in Body Image Dissatisfaction.”
Cindy Juntunen (counseling) is the committee chair.
The public is invited
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
available now for staff recognition luncheon
Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel will be held Tuesday, May 10,
in the Memorial Union Ballroom at 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for
years of service in five-year increments, 10 Meritorious Service Awards will be
presented, and the winner of the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award will be announced.
Tickets may be purchased in human resources, 313 Twamley Hall for $3.50 each or
from the human resources manager in your department. Tickets must be purchased
no later than Wednesday, May 4. All members of the University community are invited.
– Diane Nelson, director, human resources
will focus on culture, health training
Please join us
for a live, interactive webcast on Cultural Competence in Health Professions Training:
Considerations for Implementation on Thursday, May 12, from 1
to 3 p.m. in the Clifford Haugen lecture hall at the School of Medicine and Health
webcast is hosted by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).
Culturally competent health
care combines the tenets of patient-centered care with an understanding of the
social and cultural influences that affect the quality of health care services
and treatment. With an increasingly diverse population in the United States and
strong evidence of racial and ethnic disparities in health care, it is critically
important that health care professionals are educated specifically to address
issues of culture in an effective manner.
The purpose of the webcast is to
inform health professions educators about approaches for incorporating cultural
competence into curricula. Led by an interdisciplinary team of experts on cultural
competence, this two-hour, interactive webcast will provide you with an opportunity
to engage in a discussion about the underpinnings, benefits, and challenges of
building a culturally competent health-professions workforce; learn about two
approaches that schools are using to implement and assess cultural-competence
curricula; and access a variety of resources to enhance your institution’s
efforts to integrate cultural-competence training.
The program is targeted
to all educators and staff at health-professions degree-granting institutions
who are interested in learning about and incorporating cultural competence into
Presenters are Mitra Assemi, assistant professor of clinical
pharmacy, University of California, San Francisco and program director, UCSF Fresno
Pharmacy Education Program; Geraldine Bednash, executive director, American Association
of Colleges of Nursing; Tawara D. Goode, director, National Center for Cultural
Competence, Georgetown University Medical Center; Paula N. O’Neill, associate
dean for educational research and professional development and professor of diagnostic
sciences, The University of Texas Dental Branch, Houston; Magaly Rodriguez de
Bittner, associate dean for academic affairs and associate professor, University
of Maryland School of Pharmacy; Jeannette E. South-Paul, chair of family medicine
and medical director of community health services division, University of Pittsburgh
If you have any questions please contact me.
Janelle Studney, medical education, 777-3208
holds Friday seminar series
The pharmacology, physiology,
and therapeutics department will hold a Friday afternoon seminar series at 3 p.m.
in Room 3933, Medical Science. The schedule follows.
Jun Tan, University of South Florida, “Modulation of Microglial Immune Responses
May 13, Fernando Valenzuela, University of New
of Transmitter Release by Neurosteroids.”
— Pharmacology, physiology
head named commencement speaker
Marion C. Blakey, federal
aviation administrator, will be the featured speaker at the 2005 spring commencement
Saturday, May 14, in the Alerus Center.
Blakey was sworn in Sept. 13,
2002, as the 15th administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. She is
responsible for regulating the safety of the nation’s airways and operating
the world’s largest air-traffic control system.
Before being named
administrator, Blakey was chair of the National Transportation Safety Board.
She was born in Gadsden, Ala., and received her bachelor’s degree with
honors from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia.
needed for spring commencement May 14
We invite you to serve
as a “Green Vest Volunteer” at spring commencement Saturday,
May 14, Alerus Center. Volunteers seat guests, help organize graduates
in the assembly room, and greet visitors who attend the ceremony.
Commencement begins at 1:30
p.m. and all volunteers are asked to report to the Alerus Center Ballroom by noon.
Most volunteers will be able to leave shortly after the ceremony begins, by approximately
2 p.m. We anticipate that commencement will conclude by about 4 p.m.
contact the ceremonies and special events office in the vice president for student
and outreach services office at 777-2724 or send an e-mail message to Terri Machart
to let us know if you will be able to participate. Please feel free to call Terri
if you have any questions.
advance for your help.
– Fred Wittmann, office of the vice president
for student and outreach services
still time to apply for May workshop on case study teaching in science
A few openings remain in the NSF-sponsored workshop on case studies
in science to be held May 16-20 on campus. Designed for undergraduate college
science faculty interested in teaching with case studies, the workshop will be
led by Clyde (Kipp) Herreid, Director of the National Center for Case Study Teaching
in Science at the State University of New York at Buffalo.
This is a wonderful
opportunity for UND faculty. All expenses are paid by the NSF grant, and there
will be opportunities to work with faculty from other disciplines and campuses
in this region.
The first three days of the workshop focus on learning
the case study method, with demonstrations and time to prepare cases of your own.
On the final two days, participants teach a class before a student audience using
a case they have developed during the workshop or one taken from the provided
case study collections. Workshop participants are expected to produce a case study
within six months of the workshop for a national, peer-reviewed case collection.
How to apply. Applications will be taken until the workshop is filled.
Use the online application form at the instructional development web site at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/oid/
For further information, see the OID web site or contact me.
Libby Rankin, OID director, at 777-4233, email@example.com
offers mediation seminars
The Conflict Resolution Center
will offer two mediation seminars.
A May civil mediation seminar is set
for May 16-20, Red River Valley Room, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The cost
for UND staff, faculty, and students is $295, a savings of $580, with an additional
$100 for two continuing education graduate credits (COUN 900, workshop-seminar
family mediation seminar is set for June 8-10 and June 13-15 (a split week), at
a location to be announced. The cost for staff, faculty, and students is $295,
a savings of $580, with an additional $100 for two continuing education graduate
credits (COUN 900, workshop-seminar credits).
Contact Gail at 777-3664
or register online at http://www.und.edu/dept/crc/
Gail Colwell, administrative assistant, Conflict Resolution Center
Below are U2 workshops for May 17-25. Visit
our web site for additional workshops. Reserve your seat by registering with U2
by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number,
phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank
you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.
Standard for Hand Protection: May 17, 10:30 a.m. to noon, Auxiliary Services
Conference Room. Welding and grinding, saws and knives and repetitive motions
will be the focus of this class. Slides will show where incorrect points are considered
and the corrected situation is illustrated. Effective positions will be discussed.
In addition, an ergometer will be demonstrated and used by class participants
to determine neutral positioning. Presenter: Claire Moen.
Driving: May 24, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This workshop
is required by state fleet for all employees who drive state vehicles on a regular
(monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop
may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove
points from your driving record. Presenter: Greg Krause.
Abuse, Designer Drugs: May 25, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial
Union. Designer drugs are chemical compounds that are similar in structure and
effect to other abused drugs. They are produced in laboratories to mimic the psychoactive
effects of controlled substances. The most widely known designer drug is MDMA,
often referred to as ecstasy, which is popular at all-night dance parties due
to its stimulating and hallucinogenic effect. Also discussed during this presentation
will be Rohypnol, best known as “Roofies,” Ketamine, or “Liquid,
K” and GHB which has been labeled “Liquid Ecstasy.” These drugs
are present in North Dakota and are gaining popularity among younger employees.
We will identify the most common designer drugs currently being used, discuss
the short- and long-term effects of these drugs on the user, and learn the impact
designer drugs have in North Dakota. This presentation meets North Dakota Workforce
Safety & Insurance Risk management program requirements for substance abuse
training for supervisors. Presenter: Kari Schoenhard, St. Alexis EAP.
your Personal Balance: May 25, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room,
Memorial Union. Personal and professional maintenance programs in the past have
frequently suggested “adding” time to our seemingly over-scheduled
days, such as by waking up half-an-hour earlier. Thus, add more tasks with less
sleep! Achieve your Personal Balance is a program that addresses life stressors
by first looking at how we can attain a sense of balance and effectiveness in
our personal and professional lives. A variety of techniques are discussed, allowing
participants to individualize their plan for decreasing stress and facilitating
their ability to find balance. We will identify early warning signs of being “out
of balance,” learn to establish balance in our personal and professional
lives, and learn and practice individualized stress management techniques. Presenter:
Kari Schoenhard, St. Alexis, EAP.
— Julie Sturges, U2
set for Getting Started program
The dates for Getting
Started 2005, an advisement and registration program for new freshmen, are listed
below. All session reservations are scheduled on a first-come first-serve basis,
and should be made online at www.und.edu/dept/sas/programs.jsp.
sessions: Presidential, Pacesetter, High School Leader, Honors, Integrated Studies,
June 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 (scholars will attend only one session).
Started 2005 program: June 13 to July 22 (July 4 holiday, no program).
There will be no Saturday sessions.
Getting Started 2005 is a program to
which new first year students, admitted for the fall 2005 semester, are invited
to come to campus for advisement and registration. Program activities begin on
day one at 9:30 a.m. and include a welcome to the University, campus and community
videos, a higher education presentation, housing, financial aid, business office,
and student affairs presentations, along with mathematics and foreign language
testing for students. Day two begins at 8 a.m. and consists of individual academic
advisement and registration. There is a separate program for the families of students
which runs simultaneously. The program usually concludes around noon on the second
If you have any questions regarding the Getting Started 2005 program,
please contact me.
Angie Carpenter, student academic services, 777-2117, firstname.lastname@example.org.
invited for assistant vice president for research position
The University of North Dakota invites applications and nominations for the
position of assistant vice president for research. The assistant vice president
for research will be responsible for managing the North Dakota Experimental Program
to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) at the University of North Dakota,
including the National Science Foundation EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement
(RII) program. The successful candidate will also be responsible for coordinating
faculty proposal submissions and the review process for EPSCoR programs affiliated
with the Department of Defense, the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection
Agency, and other federal agencies as needed. As the UND campus co-project director
of the ND EPSCoR program, the assistant vice president for research will help
provide strategic program direction in conjunction with the vice president for
research; administer all aspects of the program at the University, including management
of the UND ND EPSCoR staff; assist with the preparation, review, and distribution
of RII program requests for proposals to faculty; and serve as a liaison between
the University’s ND EPSCoR program, federal and state agencies, and governing
boards. Additionally, the assistant vice president for research will help the
vice president for research on special projects, including but not limited to
public relations and marketing for University research activities; city, state,
and federal government relations; developing, implementing, and managing federal
and state strategic initiatives, such as the Red River Valley Research Corridor
and State Centers of Excellence for Economic Development; and event planning,
such as developing the R&D Showcase program. The qualifications for this position
include a terminal degree consistent with a full-time academic appointment, experience
managing a research enterprise, and a demonstrated capability to build partnerships
among diverse groups within and outside the University environment. In addition,
the successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal, written, and oral
The availability of this position is contingent
upon final approval of the FY06 annual budget, although funding for the position
To apply for this 12-month appointment, the applicant should
submit a letter of application describing her/his characteristics in relation
to satisfying the leadership needs of this position and the University. Please
include a current curriculum vitae and the names, addresses, telephone numbers,
and e-mail addresses of four professional references. Applications and nominations
should be sent to Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Campus Box 8010.
Review of applications will begin on or about May 6. A start date of July 1, 2005
is preferred. Salary is commensurate with qualifications.
of North Dakota is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer, and specifically
invites and encourages applications from women and minorities.
— Barry Milavetz, interim
director, research development and compliance
jobs will be posted May 11
We will post FWS/institutional
student jobs for summer on May 11, so please get your summer
listings to us by May 1. Remember: Students must complete a summer application,
be enrolled half time (six credits) and be awarded FWS to qualify for employment.
Applications are available in the student financial aid office, 216 Twamley Hall.
The employment eligibility dates for summer are from May 16 to Aug. 15. Please
call Janelle Kilgore at 777-3121, e-mail email@example.com
or fax 777-2040 for FWS jobs or Terri for institutional work at 777-4395 or e-mail
– Cathy Jelinek and Terri Jerik, Job Service
review time cards
We are requesting that departments review
their time cards more closely prior to sending them to payroll.
following issues are causing processing delays:
Employee ID and employee position number must be on the time card.
Hours for earnings code H01 must have an account code (with ending letter), unless
you want to default to department budget table.
earnings should not have an account code.
4. When using
a new account code, you must request the account code to be set up by calling
accounting services prior to submitting a time card using the code.
Total earnings codes by week on the right side. Do not just copy each day to the
right side. See example on payroll web site for correct completion of time cards.
Total all hours on both left and right side of time card. Make sure both totals
are the same.
7. Do not print time cards without lines –
leave block format on card.
Time-saver tip: There are several
departments that have downloaded the time card format from the payroll web site,
and either through a mail merge, or making electronic copies of the time card,
have hard-coded the name, EmplID, employee position number, and account code on
the time card. At the beginning of each pay period, they print the time card with
the information and then the employee completes the timecard with hours worked.
This assures the department that all correct information will be included on the
card, and supervisors will not have to complete that information every payroll.
you for all of your help and support that you have given us through this implementation.
We look forward to working with all of you to improve the processes as we all
become more familiar with system.
detailed for changing students from workstudy to institutional funds
If you have students that are out of workstudy funding, but will continue to do
the same duties for you as institutional employees, please follow these instructions:
Send student to Job Service, 280 McCannel Hall, to complete an institutional referral
form (blue card).
- Verify that their new funding source is set up
under their current position number. You will be able to see if the fund is there
by looking at the department budget table. Log in to HRMS, go to Home>Define
Business Rules>Define Commitment Accounting> Setup>Department Budget
Table. Enter UND01 and the position number. Click search. Click the earnings tab.
Check all funding sources by clicking view all located in the blue bar in the
center of the page. If not set up, complete and send a position funding form to
payroll, to add the account code (Do not forget to include the account codes that
are already set up under the position).
- When submitting their time
cards, it is very important to use earnings code H01-regular earnings, instead
of H14-workstudy. Always include a funding source for all hours on the time card.
If you are using Kronos for the employee, you will need to change them in Kronos
from a workstudy employee to an institutional employee and change their funding
You do not need to submit a term and job data hire form
unless they are performing different duties for your department that would put
them in a different Workers’ Comp classification.
to hold high performance computing high school summer institute
Army HPC Research Center and UND Regional Weather Information Center are recruiting
area high school students for a summer institute on High Performance Computing
(HPC). The objective of the institute is to give students a chance to experience
computational science using HPC supercomputer systems.
learn how scientific problems are modeled and solved using computers. Students
will use a simple physics problem to learn scientific programming and run their
solutions on the HPC supercomputer systems, and they will use scientific software
to solve more complex problems in computational weather modeling on the HPC systems.
Students will give a brief presentation of their work to visitors and parents
on the last day of the institute.
Participants receive a stipend of $500 for the two-week program, which runs from
9 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.
Prerequisites: This program is intended
for high school students who anticipate graduation in 2006.
deadline: May 6. Applicants will be notified by May
31 if they have been accepted to the summer institute.
Students must send an application
and one letter of reference from their high school science or math instructor.
This is a great opportunity for high school students. If you know anyone that
is interested please have them contact Deb Lazur at 777-2479 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
for an application form.
– Deb Lazur, Regional Weather Information
newsletter available online
NewsBytes, the information
technology systems and services newsletter, March 2005 issue is now available.
March articles include:
- Anti-virus Software - McAfee 8.0
- Cisco Clean Access - (formerly Perfigo SmartEnforcer)
ConnectND and Connect’U’ND using PeopleSoft
- Search Options
Increased on NDUS Help Center Application(Remedy)
available for North Dakota University System students, faculty and staff
Spam - I’d Rather Eat it Than Read it!
- Spyware: Your Computer’s
- Voice Mail – New
- Introducing new staff
members Joe Glenn, Tom Neveras, Steve Ristau, Heidi Stande, Lorele Stark, Keith
Wildermuth, and The Old Bird!
check the ITSS home page under Newsflash! to find the link to March 2005 NewsBytes,
or go directly to the URL: http://www.und.edu/dept/itss/news/
to see a list of all issues available.
If you are interested in receiving
an electronic notice when a new edition of NewsBytes is published, please subscribe
to the list by sending e-mail to LISTSERV@LISTSERV.NODAK.EDU with the command
in the body of the mail on just one line stating: SUBSCRIBE UND-NewsBytes yourfirstname
yourlastname. You may also e-mail Rose_Keeley@mail.und.nodak.edu
and request your name be added to the list.
If you have any questions, comments, or suggestions
please feel free to drop a note to the above e-mail address. The UND-NewsBytes
list is not intended for conversations or exchanges of ideas; it was created specifically
for the purpose of notifying interested parties when a new issue of NewsBytes
is available. It may also be used to notify you of an urgent late breaking news
announcement from ITSS. Hope you join the list and enjoy the articles in NewsBytes.
– Rose Keeley, ITSS
submit textbook requisitions
Did you know that students
can get up to 50 percent cash back for their textbook when the professor submits
their book order to the Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore before finals?
bookstore has received 57 percent of the fall book orders. Imagine how much more
money we could give back to students if we had all the orders from faculty determined
the titles they will be using this coming fall.
Ways that you can get your
book order to us:
- phone us at 777-2748;
- fax us at 777-3410;
online at http://und.bkstore.com/
Faculty Service tab
- Online Textbook Adoption link
Intercampus us at Box 9016;
- Or simply stop in and visit us!
Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore
week shuttle bus schedule announced
The shuttle bus schedule
for final exam week follows:
- Monday, May 9, Red #1,
Blue #2, Green #3 and night shuttle.
- Tuesday, May 10,
Red #1, Blue #2, Green #3 and night shuttle.
- Wednesday, May
11, Blue #2, Green #3 and night shuttle.
May 12, Blue #2 and Green #3.
- Friday, May 13,
Blue #2 and Green #3.
— Judy Rosinski, transportation
may enroll in courses at low cost
For just $9.45 per
credit hour, benefited employees may enroll in University classes. You may take
up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release
time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your
supervisor for release time during working hours. You can continue your education,
earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree;
faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit
courses. New employees may also take a course while on probation.
can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages
and music, exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management.
Here’s how to enroll:
Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form
at admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or the graduate school, 414 Twamley
2. Choose the course you’d like
to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.
Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms.
Return them to Admissions (undergraduates) or the Graduate School. Return the
completed waiver forms to Admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is May
4. Register according to instructions in the Time
Schedule of Classes.
If you are enrolling for the first time,
you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form,
available from the admissions office or graduate school. There is a $25 matriculation
fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts
from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have
additional fees that cannot be waived.
Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit.
– Heidi Kippenhan, director of admissions, and Diane Nelson, human
comment on Memorial Union event line
The Memorial Union
event line at 777-0369 is a daily listing of events/meetings held in the Memorial
Union, developed in fall 2004.
We are requesting feedback on the operation
of this service. Are there ways that we can make it better? Is it user friendly?
We would appreciate any comments or suggestions you wish to share.
no way to assess the usage of this line unless we hear from you. If we receive
no comments we will assume it is not being used and will discontinue the service
after this semester. Please call Marsha Nelson at 777-2953 with comments.
– Marsha Nelson, assistant director, Memorial Union
Senate sponsors trash to scholarships project
to Scholarships” is a Staff Senate project that will take place during the
week of finals, May 9-13, when students are moving out of the
residence halls. Staff Senate will have one central collection site outside of
the residence hall complex for students to donate useful items that they do not
intend to take home with them. Staff Senate will sell these items at a rummage
sale the weekend after graduation with the proceeds going toward scholarships
for UND students. Any staff, faculty or students that would like to volunteer
to assist in this venture are more than welcome. If you have any questions contact
Becker, University Learning Center, 777-3397, email@example.com
exam hours set for Chester Fritz Library
Final exam hours
for the Chester Fritz Library follow: Friday, May 6 (Reading and Review Day),
8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 7, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, May 8, 1 p.m.
to midnight; Monday through Thursday, May 9-12, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May
13, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 14-15, closed.
Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library
exam hours set for Law library
Extended exam hours for
Thormodsgard Law Library are: Monday and Tuesday, May 2-3, 7:30 a.m. to midnight;
Wednesday, May 4 (Reading and Review Day), 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Thursday, May
5, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 6, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, May
7, 7:30 a.m. to midnight (note early opening); Sunday, May 8, 10 a.m. to midnight;
Monday through Thursday, May 9-12, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 13, 7:30
a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 14 (graduation), 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May
– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library
positions available at MSS
Quarter-time GSA positions
are available at multicultural student services for fall 2005 and spring 2006.
for quarter time (and PMP) include: help plan academic enhancement effort throughout
the year; serve as liaison between MSS and student groups; attend and actively
participate in meetings pertaining to MSS business; participate in mandatory GSA
retreat in August; conduct research, data input, and interpretation as assigned
by director; address the unique needs of students and promote diversity; assist
with projects and take the lead in some projects; must be able to have basic desktop
Time must be flexible enough to work with students,
attend meetings, work with group activities and hold office hours during the week.
are available at the Era Bell Thompson Cultural Center, 2800 University Ave.
MC Diop, director, multicultural student services, 777-4259.
One lists features
We’ll learn more about
efforts to combat discrimination on the next edition of Studio One on Channel
3 in Grand Forks. The Tunnel of Oppression is a multi-sensory display featuring
discrimination and other issues. Held around the nation, the Tunnel of Oppression
offers viewers insight into topics such as homophobia, sexual abuse, and racism
through staged performances.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, war,
rape, terrorist attacks, and school shootings may lead to post-traumatic stress
disorder. We’ll discuss how to recognize this anxiety disorder and explore
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center. The program
airs live on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Rebroadcasts can be seen at
7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m., and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays at 10 a.m. Prairie Public
Television airs Studio One on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen
in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Beaverton, Ore., area, the
Denver, Colo., area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One
credit card offers
Departments should disregard/destroy
any credit card offers from vendors (example: Target, MilesOne Business Platinum
Visa, Lowes Home Improvement Stores). Department personnel are not authorized
to enter into any credit card agreements that are not administered by UND.
only supports the Visa purchasing card and the UND travel card.
Allison Peyton, accounting services, and Jerry Clancy, purchasing
set up for student, family who lost home to fire
VanSlyke, a student in the physical therapy program, and his family lost their
home, personal items, and car to a fire last week. No one was injured, but virtually
all the contents of the home were destroyed. Although the home and car were insured,
anyone wishing to help with the immediate and short-term needs of the family can
donate funds to the Van Slyke Fire Account at First Liberty Federal Credit Union,
3197 S. 17th St., Grand Forks, ND 58201, (701) 772-9519.
– Phil Gerla,
associate professor, geology and geological engineering
of Aerospace Sciences
The North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
was recently awarded a NASA Aerospace Workforce Development grant of $100,000
to design and develop a prototype Mars planetary suit. This will be a year-long
project involving multiple universities and colleges around North Dakota. The
prototype suit should be produced by March 2006. Pablo de Leon
(space studies) will be project manager and technical assistance will be provided
by personnel at Hamilton Sundstrand (which manufactures the Space Shuttle spacesuit)
and the NASA Extravehicular Activities Office at Johnson Space Center. Jennie
Untener (space studies) is the systems manager and Mark Williamson
(space studies) is the systems engineer. Shan de Silva is the
project director. . . . Stephen Johnson (space studies) presented
“Developing a Theory for
System Health Engineering and Management” to the advanced sensor and health
management branch at Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala. . . . Shan
de Silva (space studies) co-authored “Landsat: An Integrated History,”
in Quest: The History of Spaceflight Quarterly (Vol. 12, No. 1, 2005). . . . Dan
Kasowski (aircraft maintenance) accepted the Diamond Certificate of Excellence
Award, the highest honor available to a college aviation maintenance facility;
the Odegard School has received the Diamond Certificate of Excellence nine times
in the past 10 years. . . . Mike Budziszewski (aviation) received
the North Dakota Professional Aviation Maintenance Association’s Mechanic of the Year award,
an honor bestowed upon an A&P employed in the field of aviation maintenance
in North Dakota. He was awarded a plaque and a cash award of $300. . . . Gary
E. Johnson (Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium) has been selected Alumnus
of the Year for 2005 by the Bismarck State College National Alumni Association.
Johnson, an earth scientist who led projects for NASA, Lockheed Martin, and federal
agencies that track worldwide climate and ecosystems, graduated from BSC in 1963
and is originally from Carson.
of Arts and Sciences
Four geography faculty members presented
papers at the annual meeting of the Association of American Geographers held in
Denver, Colo. Devon Hansen presented “Flood Disaster Recovery and Housing
Affordability: A Case Study of Grand Forks, North Dakota-Minnesota Metropolitan
Statistical Area.” Kevin Romig presented “The British Invasion of
Suburbia” and served on a panel discussion, “Papers in Honor of Curtis
Roseman.” Sudhir Thakur presented “Identification of Temporal and
Regional Fundamental Econonmic Structure (FES) in India: An Input-Output Analysis,”
and organized sessions on “Natural Resource Management: Regional Perspectives,”
and “Urban Planning and Development: Regional Perspectives.” Gregory
Vandeberg presented “Modeling of Heavy Metal Distribution in an Intermontane
Gravel Bed Stream.” . . . Michael Blake (music) has been
awarded the North Dakota National Band Association Distinguished Service Award.
His Jazz Ensemble has been invited to perform at the Montreux Jazz Festival in
Montreux, Switzerland this summer. . . . James Popejoy (music)
and his wife, Melanie, were recently selected as the 2005 “Distinguished Alumni” for the Central Missouri
State University Department of Music for their outstanding accomplishments in
the field of music. James Popejoy is director of bands as well as director of
graduate studies for the music department. Melanie Popejoy is director of choirs
and vocal music instructor at Valley Middle School and is the founder and artistic
director of the Grand Cities Children’s Choir, serving as conductor of the
elite Primo Voce choir. . . . Michael Wittgraf (music) received
a Special Distinction from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers
Foundation for his 10-minute orchestral piece, “Marriage of Seasons.”
. . . Einar Einarson (music) received the North Dakota Museum
of Art’s third Brighten the Corner award, which recognizes those who develop
audiences for classical music at the grassroots level. . . .The award-winning
North Dakota-made movie, Miss Mystic, by Grand Forks filmmaker Christopher
Jacobs, is now available on DVD in Grand Forks, Fargo and Mayville locations.
. . . Ric Ferraro (psychology) has been nominated to be in the
ninth edition of Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers, and
the 60th Diamond Edition of Who’s Who in America. Ferraro has also been
accepted as an editorial consultant for both Psychology Research Journal and Journal
of Worry and Affective Experience.
of Business and Public Administration
O’Keefe (information systems and business education) and Mary
Askim-Lovseth (marketing) presented a paper at the International Academy
of E-Business Annual Conference in San Francisco, Calif. The paper, “Adaptation of Heuristic Evaluation
Usability Testing to Assess Achievement of Website Marketing Objectives”
won an outstanding research paper award and was published in The E-Business Review.
Kathryn Rand (law) and Steven
Light (political science and public administration) testified before
the U.S. Senate Committee on Indian Affairs during an oversight hearing on Indian
gaming regulation. They are founders and co-directors of the Institute for the
Study of Tribal Gaming Law and Policy, a component of the Northern Plains Indian
Law Center at the School of Law. They have published extensively in the area of
Indian gaming, and are the authors of a forthcoming book on Indian gaming, Indian
Gaming and Tribal Sovereignty: The Casino Compromise.
The lead story in the February 2005 NBIA Review
(National Business Incubation Association) is on successful capital campaigns
for incubators. Bruce Gjovig (entrepreneur coach and director)
jump-started his campaign with two major investments: $1 million from the late
Ray Rude, creator of the Duraflex diving board and another from a seasoned North
Dakota investor. The goal was to raise $3.8 million to expand the incubator’s
facility and $160,000 for operating support until the space was 60 percent occupied.
The existing incubator has been renamed the Skalicky Tech Incubator in honor of
Norm Skalicky, a UND graduate and banking executive who donated $1 million to
the UND Foundation to fund entrepreneurial outeach. Gjovig went directly to the
entrepreneurial community to help his staff develop a prospect list. Entrepreneurs
not only helped develop the list, which included successful entrepreneurs like
themselves, but also gave to the campaign.
& Environmental Research Center
& Environmental Research Center’s Red River Water Management
Consortium (RRWMC) has been recognized for its efforts addressing critical water
management issues. The first award, the John Meagher Ecology Award, was received
from UND plant services, recognizing the RRWMC’s regional storm water coordination
team for their efforts educating local and regional communities about storm water
pollution prevention. The award is named after John Meagher,
a plant services mechanic whose son was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis. For more
than 18 years, Meagher collected and recycled aluminum cans from all over the
UND campus and donated the proceeds to cystic fibrosis research. EERC also accepted
an award on behalf of the Grand Forks County Commission recognizing its work on
the Kelly’s Slough National Wildlife Refuge Wetland
Development Project, a collaboration with the Grand Forks County Water Resource
District, private landowners, township boards, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service,
the North American Wetland Conservation Act, Ducks Unlimited, the National Fish
and Wildlife Foundation, the North Dakota Natural Resources Trust, the Grand Forks
County Wildlife Federation, the Grand Forks County Highway Department, and Cargill,
Inc. EERC assisted in addressing local concerns regarding the expansion of Kelly’s
Slough, which would provide additional opportunities for wildlife habitat, eco-tourism,
environmental education, and an increased local floodwater storage area.