strategic planning, budgeting at University Council meeting
President Kupchella focused on strategic and budget planning
during the spring University Council meeting May 3. University
Senate Chair Walter Tschacher (languages) also discussed
Senate actions during the last year.
The University, said Kupchella, is well into generation
of a new strategic plan, and some 400 members of the University
and greater community have filled out surveys detailing
UND’s strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and challenges.
The new plan will also contain goals related to the NCA
reaccreditation visit last fall. Task groups have been charged
to develop drafts for their respective priority action areas.
Kupchella said he wants a flexible, light framework that
will serve the University for the next few years. Strategic
planning, he said, is believed by some to be an unproductive
exercise. “That’s because plans are sometimes
too rigid, and stifle creativity and nimbleness. UND has
proven that strategic planning can work. Our current plan
is linked to budgeting, success is tracked, and is tweaked
as needed to achieve results.” Those results, he said,
include increased enrollment, grant and contract awards,
and salaries. Priority action areas are available online
The president then summarized a March presentation to the
North Dakota Legislative Council’s higher education
committee and budget tour. Challenges, he said, are salaries,
demographics, overall funding, research, and accessibility.
He outlined paradoxes, chief among them that UND is fourth
nationally in support for higher education per unit of personal
income, but near the bottom in support per student. While
our funding is just 70 percent of that received by peer
institutions, we rank in the top 5 percent of colleges and
universities. He discussed the positioning of the University
as a leading graduate research university in the Upper Midwest
that has effectively integrated athletics into the academic
Kupchella then outlined budget information, including revenues
and expenditures, noting that UND spends less per FTE (full-time
equivalent) than our peer institutions, but that we spend
more than our peers for instruction. “We should be
very proud,” he said, “that we put our money
into instruction and learning.”
Other financial information is summarized below.
- UND tuition is lower than that at regional, peer, and
- Average salary increases have been impressive compared
to peer institutions. That faculty received a larger average
increase, Kupchella said, doesn’t mean that faculty
are preferred to staff, but reflects the difference between
market value and average salaries: average salaries of
staff are not as low as faculty averages. He displayed
a chart showing, among other data, that in 1999 the average
salary of a UND full professor was nearly 49 percent lower
than AAUP (American Association of University Professors)
salaries, and by 2003 the gap had decreased significantly,
to about 38 percent below national numbers. There has
been a small but steady change, he said. In the case of
assistant and associate professors, the gap has been cut
- One-time allocations have been used to address growing
enrollment, facilities and technology needs as well as
strategic investments, such as the renovation of Carnegie
Hall, startup for the vice president for research, opening
a Fargo Center, and faculty seed money.
- Faculty salaries have been increased beyond the allowances
provided by the Legislature, Kupchella said, adding that
tentative allocations will provide for an average 4 percent
raise for staff and 5 percent for faculty. Tentative allocations
for fiscal year 2005 include funds for new faculty, increased
enrollment, adjustments for inflation, and technology.
- One-time allocations for fiscal year 2005 include facility
improvements, technology, scholarships, wellness, and
the provost search.
- The budget, Kupchella said, has been faithful to strategic
The president then discussed current construction projects,
including the Memorial Union renovation, parking lot repairs,
EERC renovation, neuroscience and other medical school projects
and lab renovations, the American Indian Student Center,
wellness center, renovation of the Ireland addition to O’Kelly
Hall, and the Entrepreneur Center. Town homes and a mini-mall
will be built on the Bronson Property, and student housing
- UND students pass national exams at a higher rate than
the national average.
- Alumni satisfaction with UND outpaces that of both
the North Dakota University System and national universities.
- Enrollment continues to increase.
- Grant proposals continue to grow in dollar value: from
$79 million in 1999 to $188 million in 2003.
- UND is right in the “middle of the pack”
with respect to peer institutions when it comes to receiving
NSF (National Science Foundation) grants.
- The economic impact of external funding has become
much better understood by both legislators and publics
– in fact, we’re expected to help reinvent
North Dakota’s’s economy. Kupchella said that
the receipt of $100 million in external funding is expected
to create $146 million in spending in North Dakota, 1,681
jobs, and $3.1 million in state and local tax revenues.
- Flexibility granted by the legislature has resulted
in a more responsive, accessible university and the development
of more transfer program agreements, American Indian programs,
evening and weekend programs, and online courses. The
legislation allowing more flexibility has been used to
the advantage of the state, Kupchella said, citing the
Barnes & Noble Bookstore, Family Practice Center,
Alerus Center (owned by the city and used by UND), Engelstad
Arena, Bronson Property, biomedical research and the wellness
center, all developed as a result of that legislation.
- Continuing education boasted 18,866 enrollments in
- State appropriations and tuition per student totals
$10,480 in North Dakota, compared to a $14,640 median
for peer institutions.
- The University will increasingly depend on UND Foundation
fund-raising to grow and to serve the state and beyond.
In summary, Kupchella said, education is the best investment
North Dakota makes in terms of return and in bringing
in people to the state. Just 46 percent of new student
prospects, he said, graduated in North Dakota.
He then took questions from the audience, summarized below.
- Regarding the state board and legislative capital project
priority list, he said that the University submits a master
plan and top priority projects to the board office by
the end of June. The system office will tour projects
on each campus, with UND’s visit planned for this
week. The board votes on priority projects, and submits
them to the State Legislature in January. The legislature
votes and includes the top projects in higher education
- When asked if the recommendations from the recent NCA
accreditation visit are being addressed, Kupchella said
the recommendations are folded into the strategic planning
process, and each is assigned to a task group. The president
said he is confident we will be reaccredited for the full
10 years, and just one recommendation looms as especially
significant: academic assessment. A team will visit campus
in 2007 to see how assessment has been improved, and he’s
confident it will be addressed by then. The other recommendations,
he said, are mostly advisory.
- The new provost search committee will meet for the
first time next week. They will consider committee makeup
and the provost’s job description, begin advertising,
spend the summer searching by letter and telephone, then
place additional advertisements in the fall.
Kupchella then turned the meeting over to Walter Tschacher,
who thanked University Senate, committee members, and the
registrar’s office for their work over the past year.
Work completed by the Senate follows.
- Endorsed a pilot project to evaluate web course descriptions
and faculty biography projects.
- Approved a revised probation/suspension/dismissal policy.
- Approved a copyright policy.
- Approved increased faculty membership on the scholarly
activities committee from six to nine members.
- Supported revision by the Board of Higher Education
on selection of texts and other curricular materials.
- Approved a change of bylaws, in which the new vice chair
will preside over the Senate the following year.
- Will debate on May 6 a resolution on the 15-day pay
lag, and will examine graduate school membership for faculty
pursuing graduate degrees.
The president closed the meeting by thanking the University
community for the work they do to make UND the great place
it is. There is much more work to do, he said, and urged
taking a direct hand in shaping UND’s future. The
strategic plan, if it is to work, involves buy-in and active
involvement by all. Times won’t get easier, he said.
The governor, he said, has proposed that higher education
receive 21 percent of the state budget. If the legislature
agrees and projections are correct, UND would receive $8
million in new money for fiscal year 2005, or $4 million
each biennium. “That won’t take us where we
need to go,” he said, adding we need to depend on
entrepreneurial ventures to continue to grow. “Our
fortunes depend on you,” he said, and the extra effort
to find the resources to accomplish our missions.
The next meeting of the University Council will be held
in early fall 2004, when more information will be available
on budgeting and the legislative session. In the meantime,
Kupchella urged members of the University community to take
part in shaping the strategic future of units and the University.
Reminder to complete
harassment training program
We thank those who have completed harassment training.
If you have not yet completed the training, please do so
immediately. This training is required for all faculty and
staff, graduate students who teach, and students who supervise
others in support of UND’s efforts to promote a respectful
campus community for everyone. If you have any questions
regarding how to access the training program, please contact
the Office of General Counsel at 777-6345. Thanks for your
– Charles Kupchella, president.
administrators invited to participate in general commencement
Faculty and administrators are invited to march in the
general commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15, 1:30 p.m.
at the Alerus Center. Faculty and administrative staff will
wear academic regalia and assemble in the Aurora Ballroom
no later than 1 p.m. For easiest access, enter the Alerus
Center through door No. 4 on the northeast corner of the
building. Staff volunteers and student marshals will be
available to help all processional participants.
Faculty members will receive a letter from Vice President
for Academic Affairs John Ettling inviting them to participate
in the ceremony. As outlined in that letter, faculty members
are asked to contact their dean’s office by May 12
to confirm their plans to participate in the ceremony.
Administrators are also cordially invited to march in the
commencement processional in academic regalia. During the
ceremony, administrators will be seated with the faculty
of the college representing the discipline of their highest
academic degree. Administrative staff planning to participate
should contact Tanya in the vice president for student and
outreach services office at 777-2724 by May 12 to confirm
Please contact the vice president for student and outreach
services office at 777-2724 with any questions.
– Fred Wittmann, vice president for student and outreach
will bring changes in fall
Students and faculty members: Enjoy your summer. This fall
when you come back, ConnectND and its web-based PeopleSoft
administrative systems will make things a little different
Students will use the new “campus connection”
portal to access and update information. Just a few examples:
- s View course catalog and schedule.
- s Register for classes (a link on the campus web site
will “redirect” you to campus connection if
you happen to visit the old ALFI site by mistake).
- s Add or drop classes.
- s View full unofficial transcript.
- s Accept or decline financial aid
- s View financial aid statements.
- s Change demographic and other personal data.
- s See semester grades.
- s Maintain a personalized navigation menu.
- s Apply for a student job on campus.
- s And much more.
Faculty members will also use the self-service portal.
Just a few examples:
- s View class schedules.
- s View class rosters.
- s General student information.
- s Student class schedule.
- s Degree progress.
- s Enrollment appointments.s Unofficial transcript.
- s Address info, phone, emergency contacts, etc.
- s Post grades.
- s Access grade book.
- s View course catalog.
- s View schedule of classes.
- s And much more.
Like other campus employees, you will be paid twice a month
and your department will conduct financial transactions
and human resources business via the web.
For additional information, check http://www.nodak.edu/connectnd/,
where more specific details will become available before
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will honor Don Moen
The faculty and staff of the School of Engineering and
Mines invites you to a reception to honor Donald Moen, chair
of mechanical engineering, on his upcoming retirement after
20 years of service to the department, school and campus.
The reception will be held Thursday, May 6, from 2 to 4
p.m. in the Nyquist Lounge in Upson II Hall.
Please join us to recognize Dr. Moen’s contributions
to UND, and to wish him well in his retirement.
– John Watson, dean, engineering and mines.
will honor geography’s Hemmasi, Seidel
A retirement reception will honor Mohammad Hemmasi, a 17-year
veteran of the geography department, and Robert Seidel,
who worked for the North Dakota Geological Survey before
joining the department 15 years ago. Please join us Friday,
May 7, from 2 to 4 p.m. at Christus Rex, 3012 University,
next to Tabula, and wish them well in their retirement.
– Geography department.
honor three retiring nursing faculty
You are cordially invited to attend a reception honoring
the retirement of three faculty in the College of Nursing
on Friday, May 7, from 3 to 5 p.m., in the third-floor lounge
of the Nursing Building.
Eileen Hubsky has served as the director of undergraduate
studies in the college since fall 2002. Prior to her tenure
at UND, Dr. Hubsky was interim chair of nursing at Dickinson
State University, associate dean for academic affairs and
professor of nursing at Research College of Nursing in Kansas
City, and on the faculty of several colleges and universities
in the West and Midwest.
Katherine (Kitty) Maidenberg has been employed with the
college since 1989. Initially hired to provide grant-writing
assistance, she went on to teach Nursing 590–Directed
Studies and serve as program development and research associate
assisting both faculty and students with research design
and data analysis. Maidenberg received her MPA from the
Institute of Public Administration at the University of
Michigan in 1967, then went on to pursue doctoral studies
in public policy. She and her husband Michael are moving
to Miami, Fla.; he recently retired from his position as
publisher of the Grand Forks Herald and has been named vice
president and chief program officer for the Knight Foundation.
Clinical Associate Professor Ellen O’Connor joined
the family and community nursing department in 1992 as a
graduate teaching assistant, and has had a significant regional
impact in maternal and child health and public health. This
dates back to her work as outreach education coordinator
with United (now Altru) Hospital in Grand Forks. In the
College of Nursing, O’Connor led the way in implementing
service-learning in the curriculum, work which she has presented
internationally. She was instrumental in the development
of the UND Nursing Center for Vulnerable Rural Groups. She
became a regional expert in training on the use of universal
precautions against blood-borne pathogens, the micro-organisms
which spread hepatitis B and C and HIV/AIDS. Most recently
she has worked on the four-state Fetal Alcohol Consortium
implemented in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, and
Montana. Besides her work with the largest institutions
in the region, she has an impressive record of community
service through Kiwanis, professional organizations, her
church, and with individuals in the aftermath of divorce.
Please join us.
— Elizabeth Nichols, dean of nursing.
will honor Don Lemon
The University community is invited to a reception for
Donald Lemon, Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor of Educational
Leadership, on his retirement after 36 years of service
to UND. It will be held at the North Dakota Museum of Art
Friday, May 7, from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The Donald and Ann Lemon
Scholarship Fund has been established through the UND Foundation
and friends and colleagues who wish to contribute may do
so directly to the Foundation. Please join us to wish him
well in his retirement.
– Dan Rice, dean, education and human development,
and Larry Klundt, chair, educational leadership.
Prairie gardening times announced, volunteers welcome
The spring season brings tender growing things and a desire
for many to work in soil. As you are aware, Soaring Eagle
Prairie (just south of the Chester Fritz Library) is a gift
of volunteers to our University community and region with
support behind the scenes from facilities. This lovely garden
in the middle of our campus is part of growing movements
of prairie restoration across the Great Plains and connection
to the place that is home.
Gardening plans this spring include: trimming back debris,
expanding to the west (including placing bricks around the
edge and planting), plus general tidying. If you would like
to volunteer in the garden, feel free to join us in the
coming days as we “give back” to our community:
Friday, May 7, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Monday, May 10,
11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Wednesday, May 12, 11:30 a.m. to
2:30 p.m. Wear clothing and shoes suitable for light work
in the garden. Tools will be provided; if you have a favorite,
feel free to bring it along. Gloves are always a good idea.
It’s a busy time for us all. Even a spare few moments
at the garden will be helpful. If you cannot work in the
garden, feel free to stop by to learn about the plants present
there and to share stories of our connection to this land.
If you would like to be placed on an e-mail list of “Soaring
Eagle Prairie Nurturers,” contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Good wishes for a growing spring.
— Glinda Crawford, sociology.
discuss “Radon’s Cinderella Parameter”
The USDA Human Nutrition Research Center seminar series
continues at 10 a.m. Friday, May 7, in the GF HNRC library.
“Radon’s Cinderella Parameter – Its Solubility,
and Dose to High Fat Organs and Tissues” will be presented
by Richard Richardson, radiation department, biology and
health physics, Chalk River, Ontario.
– USDA Human Nutrition Research Center.
Empire Arts Center
Music is the theme for May at the Empire Arts Center. Ten
different musical events will be held at the Empire during
the month of May. Details are below.
Friday, May 7, 6 p.m., E Squared, a non-alcoholic music
event featuring live music and DJs for UND students and
city residents. Sponsored by UND student groups PRSAA and
VOICES, among others. Tickets are $5, available at the door.
Saturday, May 8, 7 p.m. Youth rock bands Chubby Knuckles,
the Station Wagons, Dingus, Yellow Fish, Eight Dollar Outfit
and Stonecast will perform on stage at the Empire. Tickets
are $5 at the door.
Thursday, May 13, 7:30 p.m. Spring concert for the Central
Orchestra. Tickets at the door.
Friday, May 14, 8 p.m. Concert featuring local musician
Adrian Damon. Tickets $5 at the door.
Saturday, May 15, 7:30 p.m. Music legend Bo Diddley will
bring his 75th birthday tour to the Empire Arts Center.
Bel Stuart will open the show. Tickets are $35 and are available
through the Chester Fritz box office and Ticketmaster locations.
Monday, May 17, 7:30 p.m. Spring concert for the Schroeder
Middle School Orchestra. Tickets at the door.
Tuesday, May 18, 7:30 p.m. Spring concert for the Red River
Orchestra. Tickets at the door.
Thursday, May 27, 8 p.m. Showtime @ the Empire, a monthly
showcase for local musicians. Performers to be announced.
Tickets $5 for adults and $4 for students at the door.
This schedule is subject to change. The Red River High
School visual arts show will be on display the week of May
9-15 and the North Valley Arts Council art show is on display
the remainder of the month. For more information, contact
Mark Landa at 746-5500.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Empire Arts Center.
will confer degrees May 8
Fifty-three candidates are expected to receive their doctor
of medicine (M.D.) degrees during commencement ceremonies
for the School of Medicine and Health Sciences on Saturday,
May 8, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
The public is invited to the ceremony, which begins at
Donna Shalala, president of University of Miami and former
secretary of Health and Human Services in the Clinton Administration,
will deliver the keynote address, “Putting the Patients
Shalala became professor of political science and president
of the University of Miami in 2001. She has more than 25
years of experience as an accomplished scholar, teacher
and administrator. A leading scholar on the political economy
of state and local governments, she has held tenured professorships
at Columbia University, the City University of New York,
and the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
In 1993, President Clinton appointed her U.S. secretary
of Health and Human Services where she served for eight
years, becoming the longest-serving secretary in U.S. history.
Her major policy initiatives included revision of health-care
financing, expansion of the Head Start program for preschool
children, universal childhood immunizations, expansion of
AIDS research and welfare reform.
Also during the commencement ceremony, 11 physician-faculty
members from throughout North Dakota will receive the dean’s
special recognition award for outstanding volunteer faculty.
A commencement awards brunch is set for 10 a.m. Saturday,
May 8, at the Memorial Union. – School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
Idol” star will play the Ralph
Clay Aiken of “American Idol” fame is coming
to the Ralph Thursday, July 8, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on
sale Saturday, May 8, at 11 a.m. at the Ralph Engelstad
Arena box office, all Ticketmaster locations, at 772-5151
or online at theralph.com.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
will honor John Ettling
The Greater Grand Forks and campus communities are invited
to attend a farewell reception for John Ettling on Wednesday,
May 12, from 3 to 5 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art.
Dr. Ettling was named UND’s provost and vice president
for academic affairs in April of 2000 following a national
search. He served UND previously as interim provost from
1998 to 2000 and dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
from 1995 to 1998. Dr. Ettling is leaving UND to assume
the presidency of Plattsburgh State University of New York.
Please join us as we bid farewell to Dr. Ettling and thank
him for his years of dedicated service to the University
of North Dakota.
– Charles Kupchella, President.
Ceremony set for May 11
The 2004 Recognition Ceremony for Staff Personnel is set
for Tuesday, May 11, in the Memorial Union Ballroom beginning
at 11:30 a.m. Employees will be recognized for years of
service in five year increments, 10 Meritorious Service
Award winners will be announced, as will the winner of the
Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award. Tickets may be purchased
in the Office of Human Resources, 313 Twamley Hall, for
$3.50 each or from the human resources manager in your department.
Tickets must be purchased no later than Wednesday, May 5.
All members of the University community are invited.
– Joy Johnson, Human Resources.
discuss moral dimensions of medicine
The medical school dean’s hour lecture series continues
at noon Thursday, May 13, in Room 1370, United Hospital
Lecture Hall, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. “Influencing
the Moral Dimensions of Medical Practice” will be
presented by Muriel “Mickey” Bebeau, professor
of preventative sciences, University of Minnesota School
of Dentistry, and director, Center for the Study of Ethical
Development and faculty associate, Center for Bioethics,
University of Minnesota.
For additional information contact the Office of the Dean,
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Sean O’Keefe to give main address at spring commencement
NASA’s top administrator, Sean O’Keefe, will
be the main speaker at spring commencement Saturday, May
15, thanks to the help of U.S. Sen. Byron Dorgan, who arranged
A key player in helping UND attract federal funding for
a variety of programs, Dorgan has long been a strong advocate
for UND’s space-related programs. Through his efforts,
other top NASA administrators have visited UND’s John
D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, home to a unique
Internet-based master’s program in space studies.
UND has other space-related programs, most notably in the
School of Engineering and Mines, which recently hosted two
astronauts and also worked with the Odegard School of Aerospace
Sciences and the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium (headquartered
at UND) to develop AgCam, which will be mounted in the International
Space Station to snap satellite images of agricultural land
in the Upper Midwest.
Spring commencement is Saturday, May 15, 1:30 p.m. at the
Alerus Center in Grand Forks. UND graduates an average of
2,200 students a year, most of them after the spring semester.
Nominated by President George W. Bush
and confirmed by the United States Senate, Sean O’Keefe
was appointed by the President as the 10th administrator
of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration on
Dec. 21, 2001. As administrator, O’Keefe leads the
NASA team and manages its resources as NASA seeks to advance
exploration and discovery in aeronautics and space technologies.
O’Keefe joined the Bush Administration on inauguration
day and served as deputy director of the Office of Management
and Budget and deputy assistant to the President until December
2001, overseeing the preparation, management and administration
of the Federal budget and initiatives across the executive
Prior to joining the Bush Administration, O’Keefe
was the Louis A. Bantle Professor of Business and Government
Policy, an endowed chair at the Syracuse University Maxwell
School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. He also served
as the director of National Security Studies, a partnership
of Syracuse University and Johns Hopkins University, for
delivery of executive education programs for senior military
and civilian Department of Defense managers. Appointed to
these positions in 1996, he was previously professor of
business administration and assistant to the senior vice
president for research and dean of the graduate school at
the Pennsylvania State University.
Appointed as the Secretary of the Navy in July 1992 by
President George Bush, O’Keefe previously served as
comptroller and chief financial officer of the Department
of Defense since 1989. Before joining Defense Secretary
Dick Cheney’s Pentagon management team in these capacities,
he served on the United States Senate committee on appropriations
staff for eight years, and was staff director of the defense
appropriations subcommittee. His public service began in
1978 upon selection as a presidential management intern.
O’Keefe is a Fellow of the National Academy of Public
Administration and has served as chair of an Academy panel
on investigative practices. He was a visiting scholar at
the Wolfson College of the University of Cambridge in the
United Kingdom, a member of the Naval Postgraduate School’s
civil-military relations seminar team for emerging democracies
and has conducted seminars for the Strategic Studies Group
at Oxford University. He served on the national security
panel to devise the 1988 Republican platform and was a member
of the 1985 Kennedy School of Government program for national
security executives at Harvard University.
In 1993, President Bush and Secretary Cheney presented
him the Distinguished Public Service Award. He received
the Department of the Navy’s Public Service Award
in December 2000. O’Keefe was the 1999 faculty recipient
of the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Award for
Public Service. He is the author of several journal articles,
contributing author of “Keeping the Edge: Managing
Defense for the Future,” released in October 2000,
and in 1998, co-authored “The Defense Industry in
the Post-Cold War Era: Corporate Strategies and Public Policy
O’Keefe earned his Bachelor of Arts in 1977 from
Loyola University in New Orleans, and his Master of Public
Administration degree in 1978 from The Maxwell School. He
was awarded an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters from Loyola
University in May 2003. His wife Laura and children Lindsey,
Jonathan and Kevin reside in northern Virginia.
will receive honorary degree at commencement
Kurt Mueller, former president of the Kauffman Center for
Entrepreneurial Leadership, will receive a doctor of letters
degree at Commencement Saturday, May 15, Alerus Center.
A native of Grand Rapids, Minn., Mueller received his bachelor’s
degree in accounting from UND in 1962 and began his career
as an accountant. He was president of businesses ranging
in size from small and entrepreneurial to large, publicly
held companies. He built and directed the national entrepreneurial
services practice for Ernst & Young’s Missouri
and Kansas offices in the early 1980s and headed his own
consulting practice, Financial and Credit Consultants. He
spent 18 years working with entrepreneurs before becoming
president of the Kauffman Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership,
the nation’s largest foundation supporting entrepreneur
education, research and support. The Kauffman Foundation
has provided $93,000 in grants to the University of North
Dakota for entrepreneur internships, making 84 such internships
possible. He retired in 2003. His experience in running
entrepreneurial ventures and building organizations along
with his in-depth knowledge of finance, enables him to understand
fully the issues confronting entrepreneurs as they grow
Mueller continues to have strong ties to UND. From 1997
until September of 2003, he served on the advisory board
of the Center for Innovation and also served as vice chair
of the UND Center for Innovation Foundation from 2000 to
2003. He served as a board member of the UND Alumni Foundation
and the University of North Dakota Foundation until March
Over the last eight years, Mueller has provided personal
funds for 38 UND students to participate in entrepreneur
internships. The Mueller Entrepreneur Internships are expected
to continue to bring these professional experiences and
entrepreneurial opportunities to UND students. In addition
to his work at the Kauffman Center, Mueller has served as
a board member of the Kansas University Medical Center Research
Institute and the Agriculture Future of America (AFA) and
as a national board member of Students in Free Enterprise
(SIFE). In retirement, he continues to serve as a national
board of director member of the Service Corps of Retired
Executives (SCORE). He served on the advisory council of
the Henry W. Block School of Business and Public Administration
and is a trustee for the University of Kansas City, both
part of the University of Missouri. Mueller served as a
directory of three early-stage, growth companies in the
Kansas City area and as a member of the Kansas City Minority
Supplier Council board and the Helzberg Entrepreneurial
Mentoring Program board. (Kansas City Small Business Monthly)
Mueller is a member of the American Institute of Certified
Public Accountants and the Institute of Management Consultants.
He is a member of the Life Science Task Force formed by
the Kansas City Civic Council and is a past chairman of
the Missouri Technology Corporation.
will give law commencement address
Bryan Stevenson, executive director of the Equal Justice
Initiative of Alabama in Montgomery and a professor at the
New York University School of Law, will give the address
at the law school commencement ceremony Saturday, May 15,
at 10 a.m., Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Recognized as one of the top public interest lawyers in
the nation, Stevenson’s efforts to confront bias against
the poor and people of color in the criminal justice system
have earned him national awards including the National Public
Interest Lawyer of the Year, the Thurgood Marshall Medal
of Justice, the ABA Wisdom Award for Public Service, the
ACLU National Medal of Liberty, and the Olaf Palme Prize
for International Human Rights. A graduate of Harvard Law
School and the Harvard School of Government, Stevenson holds
honorary degrees from Washington University and Georgetown
University School of Law. Stevenson and his staff have been
successful in overturning dozens of capital murder cases
and death sentences where poor people have been unconstitutionally
convicted or sentenced. He has published articles on race,
poverty, and the criminal justice system as well as manuals
on capital litigation and habeas corpus.
set for Sherry Lindquist
The final examination for Sherry Lindquist, a candidate
for the Ed.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning:
higher education, is set for 2 p.m. Monday, May 17, in Room
301, Education building. The dissertation title is “With
a Map and a Compass: Planning for the Online Journey.”
Marjorie Bock (teaching and learning) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Below are U2 workshops for May 17 through May 28. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in May. The summer
U2 newsletter containing workshops for June through August
will be arriving soon.
Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone,
777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and
how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of
UND Strategic Planning Orientation Sessions: May 17, 1:30
to 3:30 p.m., Ballroom, Memorial Union. These two-hour sessions
are designed for UND staff and faculty in leadership positions
including department heads, chairpersons, deans, vice presidents,
directors, and unit leaders. They are designed to be refreshers
for those that attended similar sessions four years ago.
Those new to the University since that time are especially
encouraged to attend.
The sessions will include discussions on how to proceed
with the strategic planning process in your areas. You will
examine examples of successful planning efforts, discuss
ideas, and learn about “tools” to make your
planning efforts easier.
Content outline includes reasons for planning, overcoming
the negatives, UND strategic planning model, facilitating
the planning process, materials and other planning assistance
Session facilitators are Dennis Elbert, dean, business and
public administration and James Shaeffer, dean, outreach
Access XP, Beginning (limited seating): May 17, 19, and
21, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II Hall (nine hours total).
Introduces Access and relational databases. Create a database,
work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish
relationships. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Supervisor’s Role With Work-Related Injuries: May
18, 2 to 3:30 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. This
class is designed to identify the role and responsibilities
of the supervisor when a work-related injury has taken place.
The workshop will review UND’s procedures as well
as information about the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation
Bureau. Presenter: Claire Moen, safety and environmental
Principles of Leadership: May 19, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River
Valley Room, Memorial Union. Successful leaders motivate,
coach, counsel plan, implement and guide. And, everybody
wins. The organization benefits from the timely, efficient
accomplishment of its goal and objectives. Workers enjoy
high levels of motivation and job satisfaction. The leader
receives recognition and rewards that go with excellence
in any endeavor. Successful leaders deal effectively with
challenges and problems. They communicate a sense of fairness
and give meaningful feedback that leads to commitment, teamwork
and cooperation. Whether you’re an experienced leader
seeking ways to motivate your team, or whether you’re
a supervisor or manager working to strengthen your leadership
role, this presentation is for you. Presenter: Dick Werre,
St. Alexis EAP.
Fiscal Year-End Procedures: May 19, 9 to 11 a.m., Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union. The workshop will cover fiscal year-end
procedures for the business office, accounting services,
grants and contract administration, payroll and purchasing.
Presenters: accounting services, business office, grants
and contracts administration, payroll office, and purchasing
Creating a Positive Work Environment: May 19, 10:30 to
11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Every employee
at every level of the organization has two basic choices
to make every workday. Those choices are whether the employee
will be part of what makes the organization an enjoyable
place to work, or whether the employee will contribute to
what makes it a mundane and troubled surrounding. This presentation
is designed to inspire positive co-worker relationships
and will introduce postures and characteristics of the effective
employee and team worker. Discover how to build trust and
establish your credibility through dynamic behavioral patterns,
and through clear and positive communication.
Themes and objectives:
• To explore effective team-oriented postures
• To understand how character is demonstrated in the
• To learn how to set an example of commitment and
Presenter: Dick Werre, St. Alexius EAP.
Dealing with Change: May 19, 1 to 2:30 p.m. or May 19,
3 to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Anticipating
and managing change is an important challenge in the modern
workplace. This will certainly be true as we implement the
changes associated with ConnectND during the coming months.
This presentation will introduce ways to effectively respond
to change, and to work toward goals with a minimum impact
on performance and functioning. The speaker will describe
common reactions toward change; and how we can effectively
respond to change at a personal and professional level.
Presenter: Dick Werre, St. Alexius EAP.
Fire Safety and Prevention, What You Need to Know: May
20, 2 to 4 p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues
related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that
can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace,
and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety
principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on
experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters:
Mike Powers and Jason Uhlir.
Power Point XP, Intermediate (limited seating): May 24,
26, and 28, 9:00 a.m. to Noon (nine hours total), 361 Upson
II Hall. Prerequisite: Power Point Beginning. Create custom
design templates, create presentation special effects, interface
PowerPoint with Excel and Word, publish to the Web, review
and broadcast presentations. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Laboratory Safety: May 27, 2 to 4 p.m., 211 Rural Technology
Center. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use
of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential
health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and
response to incidents and emergencies. This training is
required for all University employees working in a laboratory.
Presenter: Greg Krause.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
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The physician assistant program has been accredited for
another five years by the Accreditation Review Commission
on Education for the Physician Assistant.
This is the first time in recent years that the program
has received full five-year accreditation, said Mary Ann
Laxen, associate professor of family medicine and director
of the program which is administered through the medical
school’s department of family medicine and the graduate
Laxen credits the high rating from the review commission
to “outstanding faculty and staff, state-of-the-art
facilities, committed physician-preceptors and very supportive
deans and department chair.”
“The program has gone through many changes in the
past few years,” she said. “We have successfully
transitioned from a certificate program to a master’s
degree-granting program. We are also developing an online
master’s program for our graduates.
In the letter to President Charles Kupchella, ARC-PA Executive
Director John McCarty said, “The ARC-PA wants to acknowledge
and congratulate the program on its innovative online learning
and computerized patient and clinical skills log system.
. . . (T)he success of this program is partly due to the
thorough on-site evaluation of the clinical preceptor sites
associated with the potential students during applicant
Physician assistants are health care professionals who
practice medicine with physicians’ supervision and
guidance. They assess the health status of individuals of
all ages, obtaining a database including medical history,
physical examination and appropriate diagnostic tests.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
medicine residency program reaccredited
The family medicine residency program in Bismarck has received
continued full accreditation status from the Family Practice
Residency Review Committee, which acts for the national
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Guy Tangedahl, associate professor of family medicine at
the UND medical school, directs the program at the Bismarck
Family Practice Center.
“Since it was established in 1976,” said Tangedahl,
“the residency program at the Bismarck Family Practice
Center has graduated 113 physicians, two-thirds of whom
have established practices in North Dakota.”
The year-long accreditation process begins with a self study
report to the ACGME, which outlines the status of the program’s
affiliated hospitals and UND and the agreements between
them. It also includes information on faculty members and
residents, patient visits and other issues.
After a program submits the report, it hosts a two-day
site visit by a representative of the ACGME.
The School of Medicine and Health Sciences also conducts
family medicine residency training in Minot and Grand Forks.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Final exam, commencement,
summer hours listed
Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library during
the final exam period are: Friday, May 7 (Reading and Review
Day), 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Saturday, May 8, 10 a.m. to 10
p.m.; Sunday, May 9, 1 p.m. to midnight; Monday through
Thursday, May 10-13, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 14,
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, May 15-16, closed.
Summer hours for May 17 through Aug. 6 are: Monday through
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.;
Saturday, closed; Sunday, 5 to 9 p.m. – Karen Cloud,
Chester Fritz Library.
Health sciences library:
The Library of the Health Sciences spring interim and Memorial
Day hours are:
Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, May 16, 1 to
10 p.m.; Monday through Wednesday, May 17-19, 8 a.m. to
10 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, May 20-21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, May 22, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 23, closed; Monday
through Friday, May 24-28, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May
29, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, May 30, closed; Monday, May 31,
Summer hours from June 1 to July 22 are: Monday through
Wednesday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m.
to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed. —
April Byars, health sciences library.
The law library’s extended hours during exams are:
Monday, May 3, through Saturday, May 8, 7:30 a.m. to midnight;
Sunday, May 9, 10 a.m. to midnight; Monday, May 10, through
Thursday, May 13, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, May 14,
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 15, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Sunday, May 16, closed. – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard
The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday and Sunday, May
15-16, during graduation weekend. Following are hours for
Friday, May 14.
Administrative office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; barber shop,
8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; computer labs, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
craft center, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; credit union, 9 a.m. to
5 p.m.; dining services (office hours), 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.;
food court, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Internet café and pub
area, 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.; lifetime sports center, 11 a.m.
to 4 p.m.; parking office, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; passport
I.D.s, closed; post office, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; stomping grounds,
8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; student academic services, 8 a.m. to
4:30 p.m.; U snack C-store, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Union services,
7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; University learning center, 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.; building hours, 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. –
Marsha Nelson, assistant director, facility operations,
harassment training form
This is a reminder to those part-time UND employees who
received, in March 2004, a set of training documents covering
issues of harassment. Along with these documents was a harassment
training acknowledgment statement. The acknowledgement was
to be signed and returned to the affirmative action office
by April 15. If you have not already returned it, please
do so immediately. Thank you.
– Charles Kupchella, President.
display on foreign influence in Central Asia
The entry of the United States into Afghanistan and Iraq
continues this region’s history of foreign influence
countered by the resiliency of local cultures and traditions.
Afghanistan and Central Asia have seen numerous incursions
dating back to Alexander the Great and before. Library staff
members have prepared an exhibit presenting examples of
these influences and occupations using materials from the
Library’s collections. The exhibit is presented in
the display cases on the second floor of the Library during
regular building hours.
– Wilbur Stolt, director, University libraries.
Help the bookstore
save students money
Would you like to help students save money on their textbooks?
With your assistance, we may be able to accomplish that.
On Friday, May 7, book buyback starts at the Barnes &
Noble UND Bookstore. From then through May 14, the bookstore
will purchase textbooks from students. If the textbook you
will use for fall semester 2004 is the same book as used
in previous semesters, the bookstore will buy it from current
students. This enables the bookstore to give the student
back 50 percent of their purchase price. Fall students will
also benefit by being able to purchase used texts.
Projections show an estimated savings of up to $20,000 to
our students may be possible for just one course. What an
What can you do now to help keep the cost of textbooks
low? Submit ALL textbook orders by May 6. Hard copy forms
are available through the textbook department at the bookstore
or use online textbook adoption forms at http://und.bkstore.com/.
Go to the faculty services tab at the top. Thank you for
your assistance in this important process.
– Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore.
to participate in trial of new assessment tool, the knowledge
Faculty from all disciplines are invited to take part in
the fall 2004 test deployment of a new student/teacher assessment
tool, the knowledge survey. Knowledge surveys are a means
of benchmarking initial student preparedness and comprehensively
determining what learning actually has taken place in a
class by the end of the term. The surveys could supplement
conventional assessment tools such as student course evaluations,
focused as they are on the course content and on student
learning rather than on the instructor per se. The surveys
also could help departments and programs assess the efficiency
and success of their curriculum design, and should be useful
in assessment activities undertaken in association with
reaccreditation efforts. In this trial, the surveys will
be administered online for maximum convenience and will
not take up any class time.
This project is funded in part by the office of instructional
development and is coordinated with a similar knowledge
survey trial at Georgia Southern University. Policies concerning
rights of all participants will be in strict accordance
with UND regulations and federal guidelines.
If you think you might be interested in participating,
or if you would like to find out more about how these surveys
differ from traditional student testing and instructor assessment,
please look at the call for participants at http://www.geology.und.edu/nuncio-pilot-project/call.php
or at the FAQ at http://www.geology.und.edu/nuncio-pilot-project/faq.phb.
The deadline for participants to indicate interest is July
– Ronald Matheney, geology and geological engineering,
Web server upgrade
will increase security
Information Technology Systems and Services will upgrade
the main UND web server Friday, May 21, to address security
issues. This upgrade will apply to all web sites on the
main UND server (www.und.edu). A new directory structure
will also allow a larger variety of account names and easier
uploading of information. ITSS will move all directories
and pages on Friday, May 14. The old server will be turned
off at 8 a.m. Friday, May 21. Your current web sites and
pages should not be affected unless you have cgi (reply-form)
or other scripts running (see www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage/
for information about scripts). However, when you update
your web information, you’ll need to update your ftp
Web- and page-masters with accounts on the www.und.edu
server must update their web publishing configurations in
the following ways:
- If your login name and URL, or web address, are the
same, you will need to update your ftp path by going to
http://www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage/. For example, if
your login is “our” and the URL is www.und.edu/dept/our,
your login and password will remain the same.
- If your login name and URL differ, your login will be
changed to match the URL. For example, if your login is
“dbornhoeft” and the URL is http://www.und.edu/dept/itss,
your login will become “itss.” Your password
will remain the same. You will also need to update your
ftp configurations to reflect both the new login and ftp
path. Instructions are available at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage/.
The new system has a web application which will allow you
to update your contact information and password. Point your
browser to www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage to check the information
associated with your account. Remember to use your new login
if it has been changed to match your URL. You will need
to know your current password to change to a new password.
If you need a manual password reset, the process remains
the same: contact University Relations at 777-2731.
Please note that if you update your web pages between May
14 and May 21, these changes will be made on the old server,
and must be re-published on the new server on or after May
21. The new server will become www.und.edu on May 21. Until
then, the new server is located at http://arkose.und.nodak.edu.
You are encouraged to check your information on the arkose
server between May 14 and 21 to ensure that links work.
If your web site does not have a file named index.html
or index.htm, you will no longer be able to view a listing
of files. For example, http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/test/
does not contain an index file. Accessing this URL on the
current server displays a listing of files; on the new server
it will display an error page. Entering the complete URL
to include the filename, e.g. http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/test/test.html,
or following links to the filename will continue to work.
To increase security, telnet access will no
longer be available.
If you use scripts on your web site, visit www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage
for information. If you notice problems with scripts, contact
ITSS at 777-2222 for assistance.
Counters, which have been replaced with a log analysis
service by University Relations, will be removed. Contact
University Relations at 777-2731 to request logging services.
We realize that changes on the new server are extensive,
but they are necessary to ensure security and better deter
hacking. If you need assistance, please call the ITSS help
desk at 777-2222, or University Relations at 777-2731.
— Doris Bornhoeft, ITSS, and Jan Orvik, University
Fiscal year end
For accurate financial statements, materials and services
received by June 30, 2004, should be charged to fiscal year
2004 funds. This is true for all funds, appropriated and
non-appropriated, including grants and contracts.
Payments for new subscriptions will be processed from fiscal
year 2004 funds until May 31, 2004. Renewals for subscriptions
that expire in fiscal year 2005 should be paid from fiscal
year 2005 funds.
For prepayments, the department should verify with the
vendor that delivery will be made by June 30. This should
be documented on the purchase requisition and/or request
for payment. If the company does not guarantee delivery
by June 30, the payment can not be made from the fiscal
year 2004 budget.
– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager.
Following is a brief synopsis of construction which is
slated to take place over the summer.
s Memorial Union renovation: The food court will be renovated.
This will change from Subway to four other choices (see
s Neuroscience building: A new research center for neuroscience
will be constructed on the corner of Fifth Street and Hamline.
s Energy and Environmental Research Center: The main administration
building and building “B” will be renovated
and updated to match the décor of the new facility.
s Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center addition: This facility
will be added to the existing Rural Technology Center on
the east side of the building.
s Bronson property: There are several new facilities under
construction, including a mini mall, bank, gas station,
and townhomes. We are also working on some other housing
units and commercial property options, but they have not
s Betty Engelstad Sioux Center: A basketball arena is being
added to the west side of the Ralph Engelstad Arena, and
is scheduled to be completed in August.
s Wellness Center: A $19 million facility will be located
west of the new basketball facility. Construction should
begin in early August.
s American Indian Student Center: A new facility will be
constructed on Princeton Street to replace the present center
at 317 Cambridge Street. This project will be completed
in late fall.
s Ireland lab renovation: The first and second floors of
the Ireland addition to O’Kelly Hall will be renovated
for geography, presently in Odegard Hall. They will relocate
so aerospace programs may expand.
s Carnegie Hall: This facility will receive new windows
and a mechanical system. This will allow for relocation
enrollment services from Twamley Hall and allow this facility
to become the welcome center for students and their families.
s Campus signage and parking lots will also be improved
Many smaller projects will also take place within buildings.
– Larry Zitzow, director of facilities.
Union food court begins soon; summer dining options detailed
Renovation on the Memorial Union food court will soon be
under way. On Friday, May 7, Subway, TCBY and Little Caesar’s
Pizza will close.
Construction begins May 17 for the new dining services
food court, named “Old Main Marketplace.” Anchoring
the food court are two franchise restaurants, A&W and
Sbarro Pizza and Pasta. Two additional dining options include
a soup and sandwich deli serving North Dakota products from
Cloverdale Meats and Baker Boy breads and an ethnic food
counter serving international cuisine.
Student input, faculty and staff survey results, and extensive
research all combined to offer a new food court concept
designed for quick service and ultimate customer satisfaction.
The anticipated opening date is October 2004.
Summer dining options
During the food court renovation, dining services will
offer several summer dining options, both inside and outside
the Memorial Union.
Outside the Union
“On the grill” (11 a.m. to 1 p.m., weather permitting,
Monday through Friday). Beginning June 1, outside the front
entrance of the Union, dining services will serve cooked-to-order
burgers, brats, polish sausages, UND beans and UND potato
Inside the Union
- “To go” cart (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., Monday
through Friday). Opening May 10 on the main floor, you
can buy sandwiches, wraps, subs, healthy salads, UND BBQ,
hot entrees, Taco Salad Thursdays, soup, chili and bottled
- Stomping Grounds Coffee Shop (7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday
through Friday, summer hours begin May 17). Enjoy deli
sandwiches, soup, bakery items, specialty coffees, smoothies,
new bread bowl salads and grilled panini sandwiches.
- U-Snack Convenience Store (8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday
through Friday, summer hours begin May 17). Features grab-and-go
sandwiches, side salads, fruit, vegetables, chips, bottled
beverages, and ice cream treats.
Other dining options during the summer include the Wilkerson
Dining Center, Wilkerson Convenience Store, Twamley Snack
Bar and the Subway in Johnstone/Fulton Hall.
– Dining services.
DSS names access
Each year, disability support services staff and students
with disabilities recognize faculty and staff who have done
an exceptional job of providing access in the classroom
and on campus. The following were named access champions
at the annual DSS awards reception: Suezette Bieri (space
studies), Jan Orvik (University relations), and Derek Sporbert
The criteria for receiving an access champion award are:
providing accommodations in a fair and respectful way and
holding students to the same academic standards as expected
of all other students, maintaining a friendly, respectful
and inclusive environment so students feel comfortable asking
for accommodations, and discussing their needs, and designing
a new or creative way to provide access.
– Deb Glennen, Director, disability support services.
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape for spring? Want to become renewed and invigorated
when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are serious health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
available for summer writing camp
The UND summer writing camp for teens is offering four
partial scholarships. The June 7-18 camp is sponsored by
the department of English and summer sessions. Students
who will be in grades 9 to 12 next fall are eligible.
The four need-based scholarships will pay $65, or about
half the camp enrollment fee. Early bird registration of
$120 ends June 1. After June 1, the cost will be $130.
Scholarship application forms and camp registration materials
are available from summer writing camp, c/o UND Department
of English, Box 7209, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
For information, or to register, call 777-3322; or e-mail
email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
for parenting study
Attention mothers! I am seeking married and single mothers
with children ages 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study
on parenting issues. Moms would be required to complete
seven questionnaires; it is estimated that this will take
approximately 45 minutes. If you are interested in participating
or would like more information, please call Erin Tentis,
psychology graduate student, at 777-3212, or e-mail email@example.com.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Erin Tentis, graduate student.
for reading comprehension study
A graduate student in the psychology department under the
supervision of Tom Petros is seeking children ages 7 to
13 with no psychological diagnosis and/or are not currently
taking any medication for a psychological diagnosis. The
study is examining whether the time of day (either morning
or afternoon) when a child is tested will affect how they
perform on a variety of reading and listening comprehensive
tests. The study takes approximately 90 minutes for both
the parent and child. The child will be given several measures
of listening and reading comprehension and the parent will
be asked to fill out some questionnaires. The testing will
take place at either 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. (weekend times are
available) and the child will receive a $10 stipend for
his/her time. If you are interested or would like additional
information, please contact Shyla Muse in the psychology
department at 777-3212, firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Shyla Muse, psychology graduate
Center seeks volunteers for studies
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center is conducting
the following studies.
Minerals and bone health
Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over
$14 billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will
have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.
Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center want to know if taking minerals, such as
copper and zinc, with calcium supplements are more effective
in protecting bones compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal
Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements
free for two years. In addition, they will receive either
a copper/zinc supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can
be done in Grand Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’
choice of location.
Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take
part in this study. Medications that do not interfere with
calcium absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable.
Participants can earn $750.
Healthy men and women, ages 18 to 45, are needed for a
beef/selenium nutrition study.
Beef is the primary source of selenium in North America.
Dietary intake of selenium decreases the risk of colon cancer,
whereas red meat consumption may increase the risk. Previous
studies in animals have demonstrated that selenium from
beef is in a form that is exceptionally easy to absorb and
For this 15-week study, participants will eat meals and
drink beverages provided by the Center. They must be nonsmokers
and take no prescribed medications other than birth control
pills for women. Participants can earn up to $2,240.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or visit www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov/volopp.htm.
– Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Museum shop offers
new gift ideas
Mother’s Day, graduations or weddings – whatever
– your gift concerns are, the North Dakota Museum
of Art Gift Shop has exotic, one of a kind gifts for you
to give. Take the time to browse our new inventory of glassware
from Iittala and beeswax candles from Perin-Mowen. You can
complete your gift shopping on your lunch break while giving
your support to the North Dakota Museum of Art.
Check out Sioux
Shop sale at Arena
Don’t miss the Sioux Shop May madness sale at Ralph
Engelstad Arena May 19-22. The sale will feature $2, $5,
$10 and $25 tables. For more information call 777-6636.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Items for sale
to public on bids
The University is offering for sale to the public on a
sealed high-bid basis the following items: older computer
equipment, IH 856 tractor, and several other miscellaneous
items. These may be seen at the central receiving warehouse
on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be taken
between 8 am and 3 pm MONDAY through THURSDAY, MAY
- Lee Sundby, central receiving
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sought for UND experts director
President Charles Kupchella is asking faculty and researchers
to help “populate” the newly redesigned online
UND experts directory. Created by the Office of University
Relations, the web site is one of several ways in which
UND will showcase its expertise and at the same time provide
access to service. It will also be a resource that will
allow colleagues, the media, and the public in general to
connect to expertise on campus. The UND Experts Directory
can be accessed at http://www.und.edu/experts. The site
currently spotlights academic units and stand-alone research
centers, but it will soon be modified to include non-academic
The retooled web site now features a searchable database.
For example, type in “gene” and the following
names (added during various test phases) pop up in the database:
David Bradley, Ann Flower, Mahesh Lakshman, John Martsolf,
Peter Meberg, Roger Melvold, Darrin Muggli, Matthew Nilles,
The process for getting into the database is simple. The
online submission form is designed to allow faculty and
researchers to cut and paste from their vita, or, if you
prefer, type in fresh material. In addition to basic information
(name, title, contact information, etc.), the form allows
you to include information under the following categories:
Education Publications Consulting
Research Grants Special
Presentations Patents Works in Progress
To participate, faculty and researchers can go to http://www.und.edu/experts/submit
and begin filling in the form. Note that you will be asked
to provide your NAID number (which will be kept confidential).
This will allow you to modify your entry at a later date.
Faculty members, for example, may want to update their entries
when they provide their October supplements.
will not run in University Letter as of July 1
We are approaching the end of the year of our conversion
from the Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) system
to Community of Science (COS). COS, which has been provided
by the ND State Board of Higher Education for all campuses,
offers more extensive search capabilities than SPIN in addition
to a variety of other services. The following text from
the COS home page offers a brief description of the system:
“Community of Science, Inc. (COS) is the leading
Internet site for the global R&D community. COS brings
together the world’s most prominent scientists and
researchers at more than 1,600 universities, corporations
and government agencies worldwide. COS provides tools and
services that enable these professionals to communicate,
exchange information and find the people and technologies
that are important to their work.
These services include: COS Expertise®, the database
of detailed, first person profiles of more than 480,000
R&D professionals; COS Funding Opportunities™
the largest source of grant information on the Web; COS
Abstract Management System™ an online publishing solution
for universities and professional societies; and customized
access to a range of professional reference databases including
U.S. Patents, MEDLINE, AGRICOLA, and GeoRef, among others.”
For many years, ORPD staff have selected representative
samples from funding opportunities for a variety of academic
areas from the SPIN and COS systems, and we have published
them in the University Letter. However, the number of funding
opportunities that are available greatly exceeds the number
we can publish each week. We are concerned that faculty
seeking research opportunities may miss them simply because
they do not see something of interest in the U-Letter. Consequently,
as of July 1, we will change from listing a few samples
of opportunities to encouraging faculty to subscribe to
COS to receive announcements by e-mail or to conduct frequent
searches for research opportunities using the COS system.
For faculty who would like help transitioning to COS, ORPD
will offer regularly scheduled workshops in the use of COS
beginning in March, 2004. Please check the U-Letter for
the time and place for the workshops. A set of instructions
for using COS can be found on the ORPD web page: http://www.und.edu/dept/orpd/
To access the instructions, select Funding Search Instructions
on the web page.
— Will Gosnold, interim director, Office of Research
and Program Development
Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional
information, contact the Office of Research and Program
Development at 777-4278 or email@example.com.
Portions of the following data were derived from the Community
of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is
provided for the exclusive use of the University of North
Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside
the University of North Dakota in any form except via the
COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.
AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE (AAAS)
Lifetime Mentor Awards honor individuals who have demonstrated
extraordinary leadership to increase participation of under-represented
groups in science and engineering fields and careers. Deadline:
7/31/04. Contact: Yolanda George, 202-326-6670; firstname.lastname@example.org;
Mentor Awards recognize individuals who have mentored and
guided significant numbers of students from underrepresented
groups to completion of doctoral studies or have impacted
the climate of a department, college, or institution in
such a manner as to significantly increase diversity of
students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. Deadline:
7/31/04. Contact: Yolanda George, 202-326-6670; email@example.com;
ARCHER DANIELS MIDLAND FOUNDATION
ADM Grants focus largely on higher education, with support
also for minority group development, hospitals, scientific,
literary, artistic, and cultural activities, youth agencies,
community funds, public policy organizations, and prevention
of cruelty to animals and children. Deadline: None. Contact:
Lori Magnussen, 217-424-5957; http://www.admworld.com/.
A-T CHILDREN’S PROJECT
Research on the Role of Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Ataxia-Telangiectasia–Support
for studies to elucidate the role of the ATM protein in
normal mitochondrial functioning and genomic integrity,
and to determine if mitochondrial dysfunction plays a role
in A-T pathology. Deadline: None. Contact: A-T Children’s
Project, 954-481-6611; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.atcp.org/Research/MitochondrialAD.pdf.
BRADLEY FOUNDATION, LYNDE AND HARRY
Research Programs support projects focused on cultivating
a renewed, healthier, and more vigorous sense of citizenship
among Americans, and among peoples of other nations. Contact:
Grants Program, 414-291-9915; http://www.bradleyfdn.org/app.html.
Deadlines: None (Letter of Intent); 7/1/04, 9/1/04, 12/1/04,
3/1/05 (Full Proposal).
Cardiovascular Disease Research Grants support active research
with a defined purpose in the cardiovascular disease field.
Deadline: None. Contact: Daniel Adams, 212-450-4000/ 212-450-4082;
CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC)
Health Protection Research Initiative Centers of Excellence
in Health Promotion Economics Center Core Grants support
research to: explore economic priorities, barriers and solutions
to developing, implementing, and evaluating health promotion
policies, guidelines, recommendations, and programs; examine
supply and demand for health promotion including examination
of market imperfections and externalities; and evaluate
cost effectiveness and efficiency of such polices and programs.
Contact: Tanja Popovic, 404-639-7240; TPopovic@cdc.gov;
Deadlines: 5/24/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/21/04 (Application).
Health Protection Research Initiative Institutional Research
Training Grants provide support to develop or enhance programs
to provide research training opportunities for individuals
training for careers in specified areas of health protection
research. Deadlines and Contact: See above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CD-04-003.html.
Health Protection Research Initiative Investigator Initiated
Research–Support for innovative public health research
addressing health promotion in the workplace. Contact: See
above or http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CD-04-002.html.
Deadlines: 5/24/04 (Letter of Intent); 6/22/04 (Application).
Health Protection Research Initiative Mentored Research
Scientist Development Awards support training of independent
public health researchers to addresses priority health protection
issues. Deadlines and Contact: See above and http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-CD-04-001.html.
DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE (DOD)
Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia Research Program (CMLRP)—Therapeutic
Development Awards support preclinical assessment of therapeutics
and development of tools for preclinical evaluation in model
systems for chronic myelogenous leukemia. Contact: Commander,
301-619-7079; email@example.com; http://cdmrp.army.mil/funding/04cmlrp.htm.
NATIONAL AERONAUTICS AND SPACE ADMINISTRATION (NASA)
Geospace Sciences–Support for research on the region
of space surrounding and influenced by Earth and its magnetic
field (i.e., the neutral upper atmosphere, mesosphere and
thermosphere, ionosphere, into and beyond the magnetosphere).
Deadlines: 5/28/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/23/04 (Proposal).
Contact: Mary Mellott, 202-358-0893; Mary.M.Mellott@nasa.gov;
NATIONAL ARCHIVES AND RECORDS ADMINISTRATION (NARA)/NATIONAL
HISTORICAL PUBLICATIONS AND RECORDS COMMISSION (NHPRC)
the American experience are saved and available for public
use. Fellowships in Archival Administration provide a 9-10
month training experience in archival management. Fellowships
in Advanced Historical Editing support doctoral-level students
of American history. Electronic Records–Support to ensure
that today’s records will be usable on tomorrow’s
technology. Publication Grants support publication of documents
exploring lives and actions of important figures and/or bringing
to light major themes of U.S. history. Contact: U.S. National
Archives & Records Administration, 1-86-NARA-NARA, 1-866-272-6272;
Deadlines: 6/1/04, 10/1/04.
Archival Grants provide support to ensure that records documenting
NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Cancer Research Small Grant Program–Support for research
in chemoprevention agent development, biomarkers, early
detection, and nutrition science. It is anticipated that
these grants may lead to individual research project grants.
Deadline: 7/20/04. Contact: Sudhir Srivastava, 301-496-3983;
In Vivo Cellular and Molecular Imaging Centers (ICMICS)–Support
to bring together interdisciplinary scientific teams to
conduct cancer molecular imaging research with clinical
relevance and provide unique core facilities to support
oncology imaging research, flexibility to respond to pilot
research opportunities, and interdisciplinary career development
opportunities for investigators new to the field. Contact:
Anne E. Menkens, 301-496-9531; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-069.html.
Deadlines: 6/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/22/04 (Application).
Strategic Partnering to Evaluate Cancer Signatures–Support
to bring together multidisciplinary expertise and resources
needed to determine how information derived from comprehensive
molecular analyses can be used to improve patient care and
outcomes. Contact: James W. Jacobson, 301-402-4185; email@example.com;
Deadlines: 6/22/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/22/04 (Application).
NATIONAL HEART, LUNG, AND BLOOD INSTITUTE (NHLBI)
Programs of Excellence in Nanotechnology support multidisciplinary
teams capable of developing and applying nanotechnology
and nanoscience solutions to diagnosis and treatment of
cardiovascular, pulmonary, hematopoietic, and sleep disorders.
Deadlines: 6/23/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/04 (Application).
Contact: Denis Buxton, 301-435-0516; firstname.lastname@example.org;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CANCER (NCI)
Community Networks to Reduce Cancer Health Disparities–Support
to reduce cancer health disparities by conducting community-based
participatory education, training, and research among racial/ethnic
minorities and underserved populations. Overall goals are
to improve access to and utilization of beneficial cancer
communities with cancer health disparities, thereby reducing
these disparities. Deadlines: 6/14/04 (Letter of Intent);
7/13/04 (Application). Contact: Kenneth C. Chu, 301-496-8589;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF CHILD HEALTH AND HUMAN DEVELOPMENT
Collaborative Pediatric Critical Care Research Network–Support
to establish and maintain infrastructure for a network of
clinical centers performing multiple clinical trials and
descriptive and translational research for critically ill
children. Deadlines: 7/12/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/9/04
(Application). Contact: Carol E. Nicholson, 301-435-6843;
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DIABETES AND DIGESTIVE AND KIDNEY
Partnerships Between Basic and Clinical Researchers in Obesity–Support
to develop collaborations between basic and clinical researchers
focused on obesity in order to investigate biological mechanisms
controlling energy balance in humans. Deadlines: 6/21/04
(Letter of Intent); 7/21/04 (Application). Contact: Carol
Renfrew Haft, 301-594-7689; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DK-04-010.html.
Pilot and Feasibility Program in Human Islet Biology–Support
to develop new reagents for use in in vivo imaging studies
of the human islet, or fingerprinting assays for use in
predicting human islet transplant success, and to further
develop cellular therapies for potential use in treatment
of type 1 diabetes. Contact: Thomas Eggerman, 301-594-8813;
Deadlines: 6/20/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/20/04 (Application).
Proteomic and Metabolomic Approaches to Diagnose Diabetes
and Pre-Diabetes–Support for studies using proteomic
and other novel technology to develop new diagnostic tests
or identify new biomarkers for diagnosis of prediabetes
or diabetes that do not require fasting or glucose administration.
Contact: Salvatore Sechi, 301-594-8814; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-076.html.
Deadlines: 6/18/04 (Letter of Intent); 7/20/04 (Application).
Research Grants for Clinical Studies of Kidney Diseases–Support
for pilot and feasibility studies, clinical trials, and
epidemiological studies related to kidney disease research
that are particularly innovative or potentially of high
impact. Deadlines: 7/19/04, 3/18/05. Contact: Catherine
M. Meyers, 301-594-7717; email@example.com; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-065.html.
NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Microarray Centers for Research on the Nervous System will
support gene expression profiling in the nervous system
through application of microarray technologies and provide
reagents, services, and training to the neuroscience community.
Deadlines: 7/12/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/9/04 (Application).
Contact: Thomas Miller, 301-496-1779; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-05-002.html.
Research on Crystal Deposition Arthropathies–Support
for research to improve diagnosis and treatment of the major
crystal deposition arthropathies including gout, calcium
pyrophosphate dihydrate (CPPD) crystal deposition disease
and hydroxyapatite crystal deposition disease. Contact:
Bernadette Tyree, 301-594-5032; email@example.com; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-006.html.
Deadlines: 7/19/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/19/04 (Application).
Senator Paul D. Wellstone Muscular Dystrophy Cooperative
Research Centers–Support to establish research centers
to bring together expertise, infrastructure and resources
focused on major questions about muscular dystrophy. Deadlines:
7/12/04 (Letter of Intent); 8/26/04 (Application). Contact:
Richard W. Lymn, 301-594-5128; LymnR@mail.nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AR-04-008.html.
NATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (NSF)
Climate Modeling, Analysis, and Prediction (CMAP)–Support
for research in climate-system model development, simulation
and prediction, validation, error estimation, and assessment
of predictability. Deadline: None. Contact: Jay Fein, 703-292-8527;
Earth Sciences Research at the NSF (EAR) - Education and
Human Resources–Support for research (including infrastructure)
and education related to Earth’s terrestrial regions,
interior, and freshwater systems. Projects may employ any
combination of field, laboratory, and computational studies
with observational, theoretical, or experimental approaches.
Contact: Michael A. Mayhew, 703-292-8557; firstname.lastname@example.org;
None (General proposals); 9/15/04 (REU).
Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program–Awards
are made to new faculty who have creative career-development
plans to integrate research and education within the context
of the mission of their organization. Deadline: Varies;
see complete announcement at the website below. Contact:
See complete announcement at the website below for contacts
in participating divisions of NSF; http://www.nsf.gov/cgi-bin/getpub?nsf02111.
Geosystem Databases (GEODATA)–Support to assemble
and use global climate change data and information efficiently
and effectively for research and education. Deadline: None.
Contact: Jay S. Fein, 703-292-8527; email@example.com; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_geodata.html.
Global Tropospheric Chemistry Program (GTCP)–Support
for studies to detect and predict changes in the chemistry
of the atmosphere on global and regional scales, with emphasis
on processes affecting the oxidizing capacity and radiative
properties of the atmosphere. Deadline: None. Contact: Anne-Marie
Schmoltner, 703-292-8522; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.nsf.gov/geo/egch/gc_gtcp.html.
Water Cycle Research (WCR)–Support for innovative
basic research to enhance understanding of the water cycle
and its function as a transport agent for energy and mass
(water and biologically/geochemically reactive substances).
Deadline: 7/26/04. Contact: Lydia Dumenil-Gates, 703-292-8522;
NORTH DAKOTA COUNCIL ON THE ARTS
Professional Development Grants provide financial assistance
to individual artists, arts educators, and educational institutions
to take advantage of informational, educational, and training
opportunities relating to the arts and arts development.
Deadline: Four weeks before event. Contact: North Dakota
Council on the Arts, 800-366-6888; email@example.com;
PARDEE FOUNDATION, ELSA U.
Cancer Research Grants support projects related to the cure
and control of cancer, particularly innovative, small-scale,
short-term projects that may be difficult to fund elsewhere.
Deadline: None. Contact: Lucille Dougherty, 989-832-3691;
PUBLIC WELFARE FOUNDATION
Public Welfare Foundation Grants provide support in nine
areas: Community Development; Criminal Justice; Environment;
Health; Human Rights/Global Security; Reproductive and Sexual
Health; Welfare Reform; Youth; and Special Opportunities
(that do not fit funding criteria in other areas). Contact:
Review Committee Public Welfare Foundation, 202-965-1800;
ROCKEFELLER BROTHERS FUND
Charles E. Culpeper Biomedical Pilot Initiative–Support
for investigation of novel ideas in the area of health,
particularly molecular genetics, bioengineering, molecular
pharmacology, and health services research. Deadline: None.
Contact: Rockefeller Brothers Fund, 212-812-4200; http://www.rbf.org/programs/biomed.html.
SLOAN FOUNDATION, ALFRED P.
Theoretical Neurobiology–Support to bring young theoreticians
(pre- and post-docs) from the physical, mathematical, and
computer sciences into neurobiology. Young scientists learn
experimental methods and work with senior neurobiologists.
The creation of research centers is a result of this support.
Deadline: None. Contact: Paula J. Olsiewski, 212-649-1649;
SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION (SI)
American Indian Program–Support for research on Native
American history and culture, to encourage participation
of Native Americans in Smithsonian activities and for collection
research, exhibitions, and public programming as they relate
to Native peoples. Deadline: None. Contact: JoAllyn Archambault,
202-357-4760; firstname.lastname@example.org; http://www.si.edu/ofg/fell.htm#fnmnh.
UNITED CEREBRAL PALSY RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Funding for pilot studies on research (basic, clinical,
and applied) important in prevention and treatment of cerebral
palsy, including improvement of quality of life for persons
with disabilities due to cerebral palsy and closely related
developmental brain disorders. Contact: United Cerebral
Palsy Research and Educational Foundation, 800-872-5827,
ext. 7140; email@example.com; http://www.ucp.org/ucp_generaldoc.cfm/1/4/23/23-23/113.
— William Gosnold, interim director, research and
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