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ISSUE: Volume 42, Number 36: May 13, 2005

Letter from President Kupchella

To all UND faculty and staff:

Thanks for another great year of service to students, to the people of the Upper Great Plains, and for your service to the University and beyond, generally. Many of you will be working right here through what will undoubtedly be an all-too-brief summer (days will start getting shorter again in only a month!). I know that some of you will be traveling to various corners of the globe and many will be spending the summer in a different, “summer-mode.” Adele and I hope that whatever your plans are for this summer, that they include some time for rest and relaxation, so that we can all re-converge refreshed as the campus once again ramps up to full speed in August to begin another exciting school year.

Best wishes for a wonderful summer.

– Charles Kupchella, president

Former N.D. Supreme Court justice will speak at law school commencement

Beryl Levine, the first woman to serve on the North Dakota Supreme Court, will address graduates during the School of Law commencement ceremony Saturday, May 14, at 10 a.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. The school expects to graduate 66 students.

Levine, who retired in 1996, is a native of Winnipeg who earned her law degree from UND in 1974. She spent 10 years at a Fargo law firm before being named to the bench in 1985. She lives in Palo Alto, Calif.

Osborne, Petros named Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors

President Charles Kupchella will bestow the University’s highest honor for faculty, the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorship, on two professors during spring commencement ceremonies Saturday, May 14, at 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center.

The newest members of UND’s most exclusive ranking for faculty:

  • Leon Osborne, professor of atmospheric sciences
  • Thomas Petros, professor of psychology

Leon Osborne

Leon Osborne is professor of atmospheric sciences and director of the Surface Transportation Weather Research Center and the Regional Weather Information Center. He was one of the founding members of atmospheric sciences, and he was the prime mover in establishing the Regional Weather Information Center.

During his 25 years at UND, Osborne has been actively and successfully involved in research that applies weather information technology to solving everyday problems. His contracts focus on surface transportation weather research — work that has placed UND as the most nationally recognized university in this research area. In fact, this leadership role extends to academic programs as UND has the only surface transportation weather academic curriculum at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Both the research and the academic programs have been recognized nationally by the Intelligent Transportation Society of America as a finalist for the Society’s annual award for excellence. He has been awarded nearly $25 million in grants and contracts since 1984, and in the past 10 years he has made 39 national and international presentations, and 22 regional presentations.

Osborne has received the National Governors’ Association Distinguished Service to State Government Award and was selected as a finalist in the 1995 Innovations in American Government Awards Program sponsored by the Ford Foundation and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 1996 Gov. Ed Schafer appointed Osborne as North Dakota’s representative to the Science and Technology Council of the States. He has been recognized for his superior academic and research efforts by his peers, receiving the UND Foundation Thomas J. Clifford Faculty Achievement Award for Excellence in Research at the University in 2001, and the Burlington Northern Award for Outstanding Teaching and Development at the University in 1985.

Osborne is the president and CEO of Meridian Environmental Technology, Inc., one of the premier high-technology weather analysis and information providers in the nation. He and his wife Kathy, launched Meridian in 1996 to bring advanced scientific research to the marketplace through applied technologies.

Osborne is a charter member of the American Meteorological Society’s standing committee on ITS and surface transportation and an active member of the ITS America Special Interest Group on Weather Information Applications. Osborne is also a member of Sigma Xi research society and a member of Sigma Pi Sigma Physics Honor Society.

A native of northwest Texas, Osborne and Kathy have three children.

Thomas Petros

Thomas Petros earned a B.A. (1975) in secondary education, and an M.A. (1978) and Ph.D. (1981) in cognitive-developmental psychology, all at Kent State University. He started his career at UND in 1980 as an instructor in psychology, and rose through the ranks to professor of psychology in 1990.

Well-liked by students and faculty alike, Petros has won the prestigious Edgar Dale Award for Outstanding Teaching and Research at UND, an award he has been nominated for five times.

Petros’ has a strong record of research, with 43 publications in professional journals, 20 published abstracts and 149 scientific presentations at professional meetings in which he was a presenter or collaborator. He has been awarded several research grants by such agencies as the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense. His current areas of research include reading processes, memory and aging, pharmacology and memory, and aviation and psychology. He is also studying the impact of exposure to pesticides and cognitive performance in children, young adults and older adults, which has significant implications for rural farming communities. He and a former graduate student, Patricia Mouton, were awarded a $100,000 grant from the National Institute of Environmental and Health Sciences for that project.

A strength, wrote one colleague in nominating Petros, is that Petros “has been adept at forming collaborative research relationships long before it was ‘popular’ to do so. Over the years, Tom has fostered research relationships with the College of Nursing, the USDA Nutrition Laboratory, EERC, the UND Medical School, and the School of Aerospace Sciences, to name just a few.”
Petros has been licensed to practice psychology in North Dakota since 1991. His practice at the Center for Psychological and Educational Assessment involves the assessment of learning problems in both children and adults, and the assessment of any psychological factors that may be influencing learning and memory performance (such as anxiety, depression, and attentional problems). He has expertise and experience in working with both children and adults.

Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships

The Chester Fritz Distinguished Professorships were established with an endowment gift from the late UND benefactor Chester Fritz (1892-1983). Revenue from the endowment provides for cash stipends to one or more full-time UND faculty members, who thereafter may use the title Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor. Nominations are solicited from members of the Council of Deans and the Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors; these are evaluated by a committee chaired by the graduate dean and composed of three Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors and faculty representatives from each academic college not represented by a Fritz Professor. The recommendations are reviewed by the vice president for academic affairs and forwarded to the president for final decision.

Chester Fritz attended UND from 1908 to 1910 and later became an international trader in precious metals, living most of his life in China and Europe. Mr. Fritz described this endowment - just one of his many gifts to UND - as an “investment in the future of my Alma Mater and of the people who make the future what it shall be.” He added, “I am especially indebted to the fine teachers who, in the end, have determined in large measure how well I was able to learn and to use the knowledge that the University of North Dakota could provide.”

UND awards two honorary degrees to Williston natives

The University will award two honorary degrees, one posthumously, to Williston, N.D., natives at its general spring commencement ceremonies Sunday, May 14, 1:30 p.m. at the Alerus Center. Marion C. Blakey, federal aviation administrator, will be the featured speaker. Nearly 1,600 students are eligible to walk across the stage. Each year,
UND graduates more than 2,200 students.

The two awarded honorary Doctor of Letters degrees are H.F. “Sparky” Gierke, Armed Forces Chief Judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals, and Charles “Chuck” Johnson, longtime sports editor of the Milwaukee Journal (this honorary degree will be awarded posthumously).

Chief Judge H.F. “Sparky” Gierke

H.F. “Sparky” Gierke assumed the duties of chief judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces in 2004.

Born in Williston in 1943, Chief Judge Gierke earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University in 1964 and a Juris Doctor degree from the School of Law in 1966. He was admitted to practice law before all North Dakota Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of North Dakota, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and the U.S. Supreme Court. He also attended the Army’s Judge Advocate General’s School at the University of Virginia (Basic Course, 1967; Military Judge Course, 1969).

From May 1967 to April 1971, Chief Judge Gierke served as a captain in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the Army. From December 1969 to December 1970, he served as a full-time trial judge in the Republic of Vietnam where he was awarded the Bronze Star and Air Medal for Meritorious Service. From April 1971 to October 1983, he engaged in general practice of law in Watford City, N.D. He served as McKenzie County state’s attorney from 1974 to 1982 and city attorney for Watford City from 1974 to 1983.
In October 1983, he was appointed as a justice of the North Dakota State Supreme Court. He was elected in November 1984 for the remaining two years of a ten-year term, and re-elected in November 1986 for a 10-year term, serving until 1991.

In 1984, Chief Judge Gierke received the Governor’s Award from Gov. Allen I. Olson for outstanding service to the State of North Dakota. In 1988 and again in 1991, he was awarded the North Dakota National Leadership Award of Excellence by Gov. George A. Sinner. In 1989, he was selected as the Man of the Year by the Delta Mu Chapter of the Kappa Sigma Fraternity and as Outstanding Greek Alumnus of UND. He was also awarded the Sioux Award, the UND Alumni Association’s highest honor. In April 2002, Chief Judge Gierke was selected by the Student Bar Association of Columbus School of Law, Catholic University of America to receive the Best Evening Adjunct Professor Award. In May 2002, he was selected by the Student Bar Association of George Washington University School of Law to receive the Distinguished Adjunct Service Award.

Chief Judge Gierke is married to the former Jeanine Christoffersen, a native of Utah.

Charles “Chuck” Johnson

The longtime sports editor of the Milwaukee Journal, Charles “Chuck” Johnson, was born in1925 in Williston. He served in the U.S. Navy before entering UND, where he served both as sports editor of The Dakota Student and as UND sports information director. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in journalism in 1948 and worked at The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead. In 1952, he joined the staff of the Milwaukee Journal, where he was a sports reporter and editor for 34 years. For eight years, he was senior sports editor. He left sports writing to become news systems editor and assistant news editor until his retirement in 1986.

Johnson also authored two books on the Green Bay Packers football team, The Green Bay Packers: Pro Football’s Pioneer Team and The Greatest Packers of Them All. He covered the Packers as a journalist for 16 years, at a time when the team, led by legendary coach Vince Lombardi and quarterback Bart Starr, won numerous league, divisional and national NFL championships. Johnson also covered five Super Bowl games and many Indianapolis 500 auto races, as well as the 1972 Olympics in Munich, Germany.

He was named to the Milwaukee Press Club Hall of Fame in 1997. He was listed in Who’s Who in America.
Johnson retired in 1986 and later returned to North Dakota, where he became involved in a wide range of philanthropy and public service. In his hometown of Williston, he established a trust fund to support a city park, and another to support improvement projects for Williston High School. The Williston Area Chamber of Commerce awarded Johnson an honorary Western Star Award in 1997. He supported North Dakota historical projects, including sponsorship of a book on Fort Union.

Johnson was a tireless supporter of UND for decades. In 1969, he was a named a Sioux Award winner. He served on the UND Alumni Association and UND Foundation from 1978 to 1987, the last year as president of the UND Alumni Association. In 1987, he received the UND Service Award. In 1991, he was honored by UND for his “commitment and assistance to the success of the UND football program.” And in 2003, he was awarded the Spirit of the Sioux Award. He moved back to Grand Forks in 2000 and continued to play a supportive role at UND, from contributing to alumni and athletic publications to covering football and hockey games. In 2004 he established the Charles R. Johnson Endowed Professor of Journalism in the UND School of Communication.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Lillian Hilmo Johnson and Corrine Kuchenritter Johnson. He is survived by his daughter, Linda (Mark) Moore; three sons: Eric (Marian) Johnson, Paul (Toni) Johnson, and Thomas (Wendy) Johnson, and six grandchildren.

He passed away Jan. 13, 2005, at age 79.

Thomas Buning named athletic director

President Kupchella announced that Thomas Buning, associate athletic director at West Point, has been named UND Director of Athletics. A lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Army, Buning will succeed Roger Thomas, who was named commissioner of the North Central Conference. Buning starts July 1.

“Tom Buning’s rich array of leadership, management, budget, and resource acquisition experiences make him an outstanding prospect for success at UND,” said Kupchella. “Tom understands that he will preside over a rich tradition of excellence in intercollegiate athletics and that he will have an exceptional group of coaches, athletic program personnel, student-athletes and fans with whom to work. He is well acquainted with the challenges of modern intercollegiate athletics and with the benefits of intercollegiate athletics done well. I’m asking all to join me in giving full support to Tom as he begins his duties in July.”

“I was very pleased to have had an exceptional pool of candidates from which to choose our next athletic director, and I commend the search committee for their great work,” said Kupchella.

“This is an absolutely exciting day for the Buning family. We’re thrilled to have this outstanding opportunity to serve the University of North Dakota and its exceptional student-athletes. And we’re delighted about the opportunity to visit the campus during spring commencement this weekend during what probably is the most exciting day of the year,” said Buning. He and his wife, Debi, have three children (boy-girl-boy): Chase, 14; Chandler, 12; and Chance, 9.

Thomas Buning

Thomas Buning, 45, is in his fourth year as an associate athletic director at the West Point U.S. Military Academy. During his tenure he has served as the director of operations for 25 teams, supervised 50 full time and 250 part-time employees, and has overseen 18 buildings and eight athletic fields. He has served as the director of a number of athletic support services, including event management and staffing, team support and athletic equipment operations.

Buning led the development of a 20-year master plan for $240 million in new and upgraded athletic facilities. He also integrated the department’s needs into the Academy’s first-ever $220 million fund-raising campaign, resulting in more than $100 million to support athletics.

An Orlando, Fla., native, Buning is a 1981 West Point graduate and earned his master’s degree in engineering management from the University of Missouri-Rolla in 1994. He holds an executive management diploma from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College and a senior executive management diploma from the Armed Forces Staff College.

Buning has served overseas and is a decorated combat veteran. He has been awarded the Bronze Star and three Meritorious Service Medals, as well as the Bronze Order of the deFleury Medal from the U.S. Army Engineer Association.

Buning is a member of the NCAA Sports Management Committee (for rifle), and also belongs to the National Association of College Directors of Athletics. He is a graduate of the D1A Athletic Directors Institute. He is also a member of the U.S. Modern Pentathlon Board of Directors as the athlete’s representative. Buning is a former world class athlete in the pentathlon, having twice qualified for the U.S. Olympic Trials and competed in 16 World Cup competitions. He also competed as a swimmer during four years of college.

Phil Harmeson, faculty athletic representative and senior associate to the president, has served as UND’s interim athletic director since Feb. 18, when former athletics director Roger Thomas left the position to become commissioner of the North Central Conference.

UND’s all-time athletic directors
(Source: UND athletics records and “A Century of U.N.D. Sports, An Athletic History of the University of North Dakota”)

  • Walter Hempel, Jan. 1-June 30, 1903
  • Dr. George J. Sweetland Jr., 1904-08
  • Dr. David L. Dunlap, 1908-12
  • Charles E. Armstrong, 1912-13
  • Fred L. Thompson, 1913-18
  • Paul Jones Davis, 1919-28
  • Charles A. “Jack” West, 1928-46
  • Glenn L. “Red” Jarrett, 1946-58
  • Leonary R. “Len” Marti, 1958-76s Dr. Carl R. Miller, 1976-85
  • John F. “Gino” Gasparini, Oct. 4, 1985-June 30, 1990
  • Dr. Terry Wanless, Nov. 1, 1990-June 30, 1999
  • Roger Thomas, July 1, 1999-Feb. 18-2005

Note: UND has had three interim athletic directors: Dr. M. Helen Smiley (May 15, 1988-Oct. 4, 1988), David C. Gunther (June 30, 1990-Oct. 31, 1990) and Phil Harmeson (Feb. 18, 2005-July 2005). Also, Lt. Charles S. Farnsworth, 1894-1897, and Dr. Melvin A. Brannon, 1896-1903, both carried out administrative duties of an athletic director, but neither carried that title.


Seminar focuses on neurosteroids

A seminar, “Regulation of Transmitter Release by Neurosteroids” will be presented by Fernando Valenzuela, associate professor of neurosciences, University of New Mexico School of Medicine, at 3 p.m. Friday, May 13, 5510 School of Medicine. He is invited through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease and pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics. Everyone is welcome.

– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics


Vegan lunch club meets

The Vegan Lunch Club will hold an informal potluck Sunday, May 15, at 1 p.m., Seventh Day Adventist Church, 3610 S. Cherry St. The theme is “Cooking with Tofu.” It is open to anyone interested in vegetarian cooking. Bring a dish with the recipe and a friend.

For more information, call Brenna Kerr, 741-0379.

– Brenna Kerr, dietitian, student health and wellness center, brennakerr@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-0842

Author Lawrence Weschler to speak at Museum

Chilean General Augusto Pinochet was wandering through a shopping mall in Rio de Janeiro and came across a copy of Lawrence Weschler’s 1990 book A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers. He angrily declared, “Lies, all lies. The author is a liar and a hypocrite.”

Pinochet came to power in Chile on Sept. 11, 1973, following an overthrow of democratically elected President Allende. He declared a state of siege, introduced martial law, and closed parliament. The media was censored, universities were purged, books were burned, Marxist political parties were outlawed, and union activities banned. Thousands were murdered or disappeared. Thousands more were jailed or forced to leave the country. Torture was commonplace. Up to one million people fled into self-imposed exile.

In the late 1980s Weschler published two long essays in The New Yorker on the aftermath of similar conditions in Brazil and Uruguay. For readers across America and around the world, this was their first knowledge of the extensive torture that went on in the Southern Cone during the military dictatorships of the last half of the 20th century. The essays evolved into his influential book A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers.

Weschler is coming to the North Dakota Museum of Art to view The Disappeared exhibition on Monday, May 16, and has agreed to give two lectures. At 6 p.m. Weschler will deliver a slide talk, “Serenity and Terror in Vermeer, and Beyond.” The talk is based upon his book Vermeer and Bosnia. According to the author, the judge at the Bosnian War Crimes Tribunal in The Hague endured endless accounts of killing and terror by escaping to the nearby Mauritshuis Museum to view Vermeer’s paintings.

A 7 p.m. light supper will follow in the Museum’s galleries. Donations accepted; reservations necessary. Call the Museum at 777-4195.

At 8 p.m., Weschler will comment on the current exhibition, The Disappeared, and on his work in this area detailed in his book A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers.

“When individuals are being tortured and everyone knows about it and no one seems able to do a thing to help,” Weschler writes, “primordial mysteries at the root of human community come under assault as well.” It has come to be understood that “overthrowing oppressive regimes is not enough to resolve the crisis; the persecutors must also acknowledge what they have done.” He continues, “True forgiveness is achieved in community. . . . It is history working itself out as grace, but it can only be accomplished in truth.”

Weschler, winner of the George Polk Award (for Cultural Reporting in 1988 and Magazine Reporting in 1992), was also a recipient of Lannan Literary Award (1998).

His books include The Passion of Poland (1984); A Miracle, A Universe: Settling Accounts with Torturers (1990); and Calamities of Exile: Three Nonfiction Novellas (1998).

Weschler has taught at Princeton, Columbia, University of California Santa Cruz, Bard College, Vassar, New York University, and Sarah Lawrence. He is director of the New York Institute for the Humanities at New York University, where he has been a fellow since 1991.

The Museum’s current exhibition, The Disappeared, contains work by 11 contemporary artists and an artist’s collaborative from Latin America who, over the course of the last 30 years, have made work about those who were kidnapped, tortured and killed by their own governments in the latter decades of the 20th century in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Uruguay, Venezuela, Colombia and Guatemala. The art is a stay against repeating such atrocities.
The exhibition, organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art, continues through June 5. While admission is free, there is a suggested donation of $5 for adults and change from children. Copies of Weschler’s books are available in the Museum Shop.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


CRC offers mediation seminars
The Conflict Resolution Center will offer two mediation seminars.

A 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 credits).

A family mediation seminar is set for June 8-10 and June 13-15 (a split week), at a location to be announced. The cost for staff, faculty, and students is $295, a savings of $580, with an additional $100 for two continuing education graduate credits (COUN 900, workshop-seminar credits).

Contact Gail at 777-3664 or register online at http://conflictresolution@und.nodak.edu.

— Gail Colwell, administrative assistant, Conflict Resolution Center

Summer yoga classes begin May 17

Summer yoga classes begin Tuesday, May 17 at the Lotus Meditation Center. Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays for beginners and mixed levels, and at 5:30 p.m. Thursdays for intermediates. The classes will continue through July 28. Cost for a single class is $10, and the full 11-week session costs $85. It is possible to purchase a shorter session on a pro-rated basis. The fall session will begin Aug. 30. For more information or to register call me.

– Dyan Rey, instructor, 772-8840, dyanre@aol.com

Three finalists will interview for head PR position at University Relations

Three finalists for the position of executive associate vice president for University Relations have been invited to participate in on-campus interviews. The University community is invited to meet the candidates and participate in an open forum during each of their interview visits later this month.

The finalists, their professional histories, and their interview dates are:

  • Peter Johnson, media relations coordinator and assistant director of University Relations, UND.

Interview dates: May 18-20. Campus open forum, Wednesday, May 18, 11 to 11:45 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall.

Johnson has served as media relations coordinator since 1988. He also serves as part-time development director for the Grand Forks Master Chorale and as a communication lecturer. Prior to joining the University, he was editor of the Devils Lake Daily Journal from 1987 to 1988, editor of the Pierce County Tribune in Rugby from 1985 to 1987, news editor of the Divide County Journal in Crosby from 1984 to 1985, associate editor of the Pierce County Tribune from 1983 to 1984, and publisher/managing editor of The Chronicle in Grand Forks. He has also worked as a reporter. He holds bachelor’s degrees in English and education from UND.

  • David Allred, director of public relations, Richter7, and former vice president for communications, Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City, Utah.

Interview Dates: May 24-25. Campus open forum, Tuesday, May 24, 2:30 to 3:15 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall.

Allred has served as director of public relations for Richter7, an advertising agency, since 2004. From 1983 to 2003 he served in various positions with the Utah Jazz basketball team, including vice president for communications, director of community relations/game operations, and assistant director of media relations. He serves as an adjunct assistant professor of communication at the University of Utah, a position he has held since 2000. He served as vice president of public relations for Larry H. Miller Group of Companies from 1993 to 2003, and as president of Larry H. Miller Charities from 1996 to 2003. He founded and ran the Utah Pro-Am Summer League (which later became the Reebok Rocky Mountain Revue) from 1984 to 2003, and published HomeCourt Magazine from 1996 to 2003. From 1997 to 2002 he served as vice president of public relations for the Utah Starzz women’s basketball team, and from 1992 to 1994 he served as vice president for public relations for the Salt Lake Golden Eagles International Hockey League. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mass communication from the University of Utah and a corporate community relations certification from Boston College.

  • Donald Kojich, director of publications and marketing, University of Illinois, Campaign, Ill.

Interview Dates: May 26-27. Campus open forum, Friday, May 27, 1:15 to 2 p.m., Badlands Room, Memorial Union.

Kojich has directed the office of publications and marketing at the University of Illinois, Champaign, since 1998, and has been with the university since 1991. From 1996 to 1998 he served as associate director of publications and interim director from 1994 to 1996. He worked as a media and communications specialist in the publications office from 1991 to 1996. He served as assistant director of public relations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana from 1990 to 1991, as principal of Don Kojich Public Relations from 1989 to 1991, manager/estimator for CAC Printing in Chicago from 1988 to 1989, and estimator for Crouse Printing in Champaign in 1988. He worked for Eastern Illinois University in Charleston from 1986 to 1988, where he served as publications editor and assistant sports information director. He worked as media relations/publications coordinator for the Chicago Blitz football league from 1983 to 1984. He holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Purdue University.

— Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services and chair, search committee


Presentation will discuss obesity and diabetes

The public is invited to a presentation on an innovative and effective prevention program that addresses obesity and diabetes in rural communities. The event will be held at 3 p.m. Wednesday, May 18, at the Grand Forks County Building, sixth floor, Conference Rooms B and C, 151 South Fourth St. Sylvia Moore, professor and director of the Division of Education and Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of Wyoming, will present “Development and Implementation of Community-Based Programs to Improve Health in Rural Communities.” Moore also is assistant dean and affiliate professor of medicine, Family Medicine and Medical Education at the University of Washington.

As co-principal investigator and program director of the USDA-funded “WIN the Rockies (Wellness IN the Rockies), Moore led a four-year behavior-change consortium project to promote and enhance health and well-being by focusing on acceptance of body size, increasing physical activity, and adopting healthy eating practices. This program focused on research, intervention, and outreach/education activities and included the University of Idaho, Montana State University, University of Wyoming and their extension services, along with other state organizational and community groups. Moore will discuss the strategies and approaches implemented to promote health and wellness in rural communities. Following the lecture, she will participate in a one-hour discussion on how to implement a community-based, health and wellness promotion program in Grand Forks. Her visit to Grand Forks is made possible with support from the Altru Medical Education Department.


Space studies holds weekly star parties

Space studies will hold a weekly star party 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.

The 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.

Star parties 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.


Dakota Deli Courtyard Café opens outdoors May 23

Join your friends for lunch outside on the Memorial Union patio again this summer. Enjoy your favorites grilled on-site including bratwurst, polish sausages, cheddarwurst, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers and shredded BBQ beef. Side salads and beverages will also be available.

Hours are Monday through Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., weather permitting. You may call 777-6440 to confirm opening if the weather is questionable. Proudly brought to you by dining services.


Doctoral examination set for Matthew Garlinghouse

The final examination for Matthew Garlinghouse, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in psychology, is set for 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 24, in 210 Corwin-Larimore Hall. The dissertation title is “How Gender, Symptom Severity, and the Presence of Positive or Negative Symptoms Interact to Shape the Outcome of Cognitive Inhibition Tasks in Schizotypal and Normal Populations.” F. Ric Ferraro (psychology) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, Graduate School


U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for May 24 and 25. 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.

Defensive 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.

Substance Abuse, Designer Drugs: May 25, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Designer drugs are chemical compounds 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.” Ecstasy 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 increasing popularity among younger employees.

  • Themes and objectives: to identify the most common designer drugs currently being used, to discuss the short and long term effects of these drugs on the user, and to learn of the impact they have in North Dakota.
    This presentation meets North Dakota workforce safety and insurance risk management program requirements for substance abuse training for supervisors. Presenter: Kari Schoenhard, St. Alexis EAP.

Achieve 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 their feelings of stress and facilitating their ability to find balance.

  • Themes and objectives: to identify early warning signs of being “out of balance,” to learn to establish balance in our personal and professional lives, and to learn and practice individualized stress management techniques. Presenter: Kari Schoenhard, St. Alexis, EAP.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program


PPT seminar cancelled

The May 27 pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics Friday afternoon seminar has been cancelled. The seminar, by Rory McQuiston from Virginia Commonwealth University, may be rescheduled.

– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics


Mark calendar for summer musicals

Crimson Creek Collegiate Players will begin its eighth season of summer musical performance with The World Goes Round May 31 through June 4 at the Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers Ave. This is a musical that highlights the unforgettable songs of John Kander and Fred Ebb. Featured songs come from such gems as Cabaret, Chicago, New York, New York, Funny Lady, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and more.

Oklahoma will be performed Aug. 2-5 and 9-12 at the Empire Arts Center. This is Crimson Creek feature musical with large cast and full orchestration. Members of the North Dakota Ballet will perform as part of the choreography in this production.

For a very limited time we will offer a limited number of two-for-one tickets if you attend The World Goes Round May 31 or June 1. We hope you will help us fill the Empire for this very enjoyable musical performed by some of the best local talent in the region.

Also for a limited time, you may purchase a package for both summer musicals. The package price for a ticket to each of the two musicals is $22. This is a savings of 33 percent off the full adult price. This offer is limited to tickets for the first two days of each show.

Special rate tickets should be purchased through the Chester Fritz box office at 777-4090.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Crimson Creek Collegiate Players

Dates 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-served basis, and should be made online at www.und.edu/dept/sas/programs.jsp.

Scholar sessions: Presidential, Pacesetter, High School Leader, Honors, Integrated Studies, June 6-7, 7-8, 8-9, 9-10 (scholars will attend only one session).

Getting 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 day.

If you have any questions regarding the Getting Started 2005 program, please contact me.

– Angie Carpenter, student academic services, 777-2117, angiecarpenter@mail.und.nodak.edu


Register now for family connections conference

Register now for the 2005 North Dakota Family Connections Spring Conference, “When Children Have Special Needs,” June 8, 9 and 10, with pre-conference workshops June 7, Doublewood Inn, Fargo. Special stipends are available for faculty members who teach courses pertaining to infants and toddlers. See below for details.

This conference seeks to strengthen new ties and enhance family support by bringing together families with children who have delays, disabilities and chronic health needs and the professionals who support those families.

Families, educators, early interventionists, family support specialists, social workers, childcare workers, child developmental specialists, legislators, therapists, administrators, counselors and other professionals who provide support to families are encouraged to participate in this event.

Pre-conference workshops on June 7 are:

  • No. 1, “Personality Disorders and Cognitive Therapy,” by Leslie Sokol, Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
  • No. 2, “Almost Two Dozen Ways to Spruce Up Your Lectures and Teaching With Your Mouth Shut,” by Barbara Wolfe, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
  • No. 3, “Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies for Professionals and Communities,” by Philip DeVol, aha! Process, Inc., Highlands, Texas.
  • No. 4, “Common Ground Training: Make the ‘Team’ Work for Children,” by Jim Jacobson and Martha Tollefson, North Dakota Protection and Advocacy Project, Bismarck.
  • No. 5, “Fostering Young Children’s Friendship,” by Barbara Wolfe, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul.

For a complete schedule, session descriptions and presenters, visit www.conted.und.edu/connections.

Keynote speakers are:

  • “North Dakota’s Future is Already Here!” by Harold Hodgkinson, president, Hodgkinson Associates, Ltd., Alexandria, Va.;

  • “IDEA Reauthorization, Partnerships and Challenges,” by Joanne Cashman, director, The IDEA Partnership, Alexandria, Va.;

  • “Boats, Streams and Dreams,” by Ed Porthan, owner, Designs for Learning – West, Bismarck.

Costs are $50 for a professional or $50 for the first family member plus $10 for each additional family member. Fees include all materials, access to the exhibit hall, two breakfasts and one lunch.

Reimbursement for registration, travel, lodging and meals is available to faculty members who teach courses pertaining to infants and toddlers. To qualify, you must pre-register by May 15 and attend pre-conference sessions June 7 and 8. You are also encouraged to participate in the ND Family Connections Conference beginning at 1 p.m. June 8 and ending at 12:30 p.m. June 10. You must pay for the conference fees upfront; reimbursement forms for both the pre-conference and full conference will be available to you at the registration desk.

Visit www.conted.und.edu/connections. If you have questions, you may contact UND Conference Services at 866-579-2663, or 777-2663, or e-mail conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Do you have products and services that would benefit families who have children with special needs and the professionals who support them? Here’s your chance to promote your organizations to over 150 professionals and 50 families from North Dakota and the surrounding area. Deadline to exhibit is May 12. Visit www.conted.und.edu/connections for more information. Exhibit space is limited.

The conference is presented by Family Voices of ND, ND Center for Persons with Disabilities, ND Department of Human Services, ND Department of Public Instruction, ND Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, ND Protection and Advocacy Project, ND State Improvement Grant, Path ND Inc., Support Systems Inc., The Arc Upper Valley, UND Center for Rural Health Family-to-Family Network, and coordinated by the UND Office of Conference Services.

– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing education


Research proposals due for June 8 IRB meeting

The institutional review board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 8, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to research and program development before Friday, May 27. Proposals received later will be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and time permits.

Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the clinical medical subcommittee before being brought to the full board. Proposals for these projects are due in RD&C Friday, May 20.

Minutes from the meeting will be available approximately one week after the meeting.

– John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board


UND to offer summer writing camp for teens

The English department and summer sessions offer a two-week writing camp July 11-22 for students who will be in grades 9-12 next fall. Participants will explore a variety of writing genres including fiction, memoir, poetry, scriptwriting and journalism. The camp will culminate in public readings at a local coffee shop.

Sessions will be from 1 to 4 p.m., with alternate days for additional writing time and home assignments. Camp directors are UND writing instructors Kate Sweney and Kathy Coudle King, both published writers.

Kathy Coudle King has written more than 20 plays, five screenplays, a published novel, Wannabe, and numerous essays and short stories. She has a BFA in dramatic writing from New York University and a MA in English from UND. She has been teaching in the English department since 1991 and in the women studies program since 1997.

Kate Sweney has worked as a journalist, technical writer, editor, public relations writer and teacher for more than 20 years. Her freelance articles have appeared in USA Today and True West magazine, among others. She co-edited Day In, Day Out: Women’s Lives in North Dakota and was associate editor of Plainswoman magazine for several years.

Early bird registration of $120 ends June 15. After June 15, the cost will be $130.
For information, or to register, call 777-3321, or 777-3322; or e-mail kathleen.king@und.nodak.edu or kathryn.sweney@und.nodak.edu.


Web conference focuses on harassment, correction

A web conference, “Best Practices in Harassment Prevention and Correction” will be Thursday, July 14, from noon to 2 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.

This web conference for administrators, deans, department chairs, and supervisors is focused on preventing and correcting all types of unlawful harassment. Included will be discussion of legal protections for employees and students, liability issues, policy, complaint procedures, supervisory training, employee education, investigation processes, interviewing all parties, corrective action, and documentation.

Presenteer is Jonathan A. Segal, partner, Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. Segal chairs Wolf/Block’s Higher Education Group and is well-known for his presentations on sexual harassment and discrimination issues in performance management.

It is sponsored on campus by the affirmative action office and the general counsel.

Pre-registration with University within the University (U2), 777-2128, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu. There is no cost.
The webcast will count as two hours of harassment training for 2005-2006.

– Affirmative Action


ND EPSCoR acquires major research instrumentation

Through extensive dialogue with science and engineering faculty, the Office of the Vice President for Research has purchased major research instrumentation and related support equipment for a number of emerging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research areas at the University. These equipment acquisitions were made possible through North Dakota Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (ND EPSCoR) strategic planning funds, used to target key research initiatives in the life sciences, renewable and sustainable energy, and high performance computing. A total of almost $800,000 in instrumentation and support equipment was purchased for the campus between June 2004 and May 2005.

Several emerging interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research centers received key pieces of instrumentation over the past year:

A Linux Beowulf high performance computing cluster, to establish the university-wide Computational Research Center (CRC) for large-scale numerical simulations. The CRC is managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research, with equipment housed by information technology systems and services.

A gene microarray and a phosphorimager for the Genomics & Proteomics Research Center, a new university-wide core facility established and managed by the Office of the Vice President for Research. This center’s research instrumentation is currently housed in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Bench instrumentation for the Red River Neuroscience Initiative (RRNI), a collaborative effort in fundamental cell biology and neural signaling research between biology within the College of Arts and Sciences and pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics within the School of Medicine nd Health Sciences.

Capital equipment to initiate research activities within the SUstainable eNergy Research Infrastructure and Supporting Education (SUNRISE), a new ND EPSCoR Statewide Research Initiative supported by the 2005-2008 NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement award to the State of North Dakota. The SUNRISE initiative has representation from chemistry and chemical engineering, and its affiliated researchers are investigating basic science problems related to renewable and sustainable energy, including clean coal technologies, the development of agriculture-based biofuels, and hydrogen fuel transport and energy generation.

The main goal is to leverage ND EPSCoR strategic planning funds in order to develop sustainable research centers in these key research areas over time, through funding from federal, state, and private sector partners. Faculty who are interested in utilizing the university-wide research instrumentation should contact Richard R. Schultz at 777-2492 or RichardSchultz@mail.und.nodak.edu.

– Richard Schultz, co-project director, ND EPSCoR


Tenure granted to faculty members

The State Board of Higher Education has granted tenure to the following faculty members for the 2005-2006 academic year:

John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences:

Ronald Marsh, computer science; Douglas Marshall, aviation; Allan Skramstad, aviation.

College of Arts and Sciences:

Christopher Anderson, music; Gayle Baldwin, philosophy and religion; Eric Burin, history; Daniel Erickson, languages; Lori Robison, English; Samuel Seddoh, communication sciences and disorders; Jack Weinstein, philosophy and religion.

College of Business and Public Administration:

Luke Huang, technology; Jason Jensen, political science and public administration; Steven Light, political science and public administration; Seong-Hyun Nam, management; Timothy O’Keefe, information systems and business education; William Smith, finance.

College of Education and Human Development:

Michael Loewy, counseling; Kara Wettersten, counseling; Greg Weisenstein, teaching and learning; David Whitcomb, counseling.

School of Engineering and Mines:

Wayne Seames, chemical engineering.

School of Medicine and Health Sciences:

David Bradley, microbiology and immunology; Matthew Nilles, microbiology and immunology; Rugao Liu, anatomy and cell biology; Joshua Wynne, internal medicine.

— Office of the President


Meritorious service, UND Proud award winners named

Ten staff members were given meritorious service awards and one staff member received the Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award at the annual recognition ceremony for staff personnel May 10. The meritorious service award recognizes staff for excellence and dedication. Winners received certificates and checks. Awardees were: Laurie Betting, director, wellness center; Denise Bischoff, administrative assistant, vice president for academic affairs and provost office; Lori Davidson-Bakke, building services technician, facilities; Donna Ellertson, administrative assistant, disability support services; Loretta Gothberg, building services technician, facilities; Jean Hager, administrative officer, Human Nutrition Research Center; Ed Koble, grounds superintendent, facilities; Nancy Krogh, registrar; Diane LeTexier, distance degree program assistant, continuing education; Jerry Stoldorf, maintenance specialist, facilities.

The Ken and Toby Baker UND Proud Award is presented to a staff employee who, through service and dedication to the University, to fellow workers, and to the community, exemplify the qualities of commitment, loyalty, and pride in the University. The award includes $1,000, a plaque, and a traveling plaque for the department. The award was given to Peggy Lucke, associate vice president for finance and operations.

– Diane Nelson, human resources


UND creates consortium to study conflict transformation

The University has joined forces with Hofstra University School of Law, Temple University and James Madison University to create a consortium designed to support the work of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation (ISCT).

“The Conflict Resolution Center is pleased to partner with Hofstra University School of Law, Temple University and James Madison University in providing support for the Institute for the study of Conflict Transformation, the ‘think-tank’ for transformative mediation. For our part, we will be the administrative host office for the Institute. We believe this is a natural progression, since one of our members, Jim Antes, has been involved with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation since its founding in 1999, and since we have become a leader in transformative mediation and conflict management over the past several years. In fact, we are one of the leading transformative mediation centers in the world,” said Kristine Paranica, director, Conflict Resolution Center.

“When I approached then-President Clifford in 1986 about the possibility of supporting mediation training on campus, he immediately saw a vision of what might be possible. That mediation training eventually led to the founding of the Conflict Resolution Center and in the 17 years of its existence it has been a valuable resource for UND, the community, the region, and the states of North Dakota and Minnesota through its mediation, training, and consultation services,” said Antes. “This connection with the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation that is being announced is perhaps the most exciting development ever in the Conflict Resolution Center’s existence and is certain to build on and enhance the resources that CRC has to offer. The ISCT is the premier center in the world on the transformative orientation to conflict, which is an idea that in the last 10 years has fundamentally changed how the field of conflict resolution thinks about and practices mediation. This orientation has been the stimulus for a paradigm shift now in the making in the conflict resolution field. So, it is very exciting for UND to play such a central role in this movement.”

Paranica said the UND Conflict Resolution Center has worked closely with the authors of the transformative mediation theory, Joseph Folger and Robert A. Baruch Bush, who wrote The Promise of Mediation (1994, 2005), which first described the transformative approach, and followed up with Designing Mediation: Approaches to Training and Practice within a Transformative Framework (2001) .

The Institute’s work focuses on conflict and intervention theory and practice, research and research methodology, training and education for interveners and for the public, policy analysis and development, and network building among those interested in the transformative framework.

The Institute has national and international recognition and this “movement” has created dramatic shifts in the conflict resolution field, said Paranica.

“We’re delighted to work with Hofstra University, James Madison University and Temple Univesity to support the important work of the Institute for the Study of Conflict Transformation. It is fitting that the University of North Dakota, located in the Peace Garden State, continue to play a vital role in helping society develop a new approach to dealing with conflict. There is no shortage of work to do. From international entanglements to family squabbles, Mankind seems bent on conflict. And yet, there is always a better way, always a better approach to settling differences and problems. I’m proud of the work that Kristine Paranica and Jim Antes and all of the folks at the Conflict Resolution Center do to help make this a better world for all of us,” said UND President Charles Kupchella.


Communication research featured in public radio segment

Public Radio’s Dakota Datebook program will broadcast a segment on the North Dakota National Guard in the Philippine-American War of 1899 on May 12 and 13. Local Guard regiments were promised that they would be brought home from the Philippines as soon as the Spanish were defeated. Although the Spanish quickly surrendered in 1898, Guard members were forced to remain in the Philippines fighting a savage Vietnam-like insurgency that lasted for several more years and led to 7,000 U.S. casualties. North Dakota officials tried to influence the federal government to bring the troops home as promised, but weren’t successful. American troops suffered from disease and low morale, and committed many documented atrocities against the Filipinos, including civilians. Richard Shafer (communication) did much of the research for the program. The Dakota Datebook program will be aired at 8:30 a.m. and 3:30 and 6:30 p.m. at 89.7 on local radio dials.


Staff recognized for years of service

The annual staff recognition ceremony was held May 10 to honor UND staff who have completed consecutive years of service at the University in increments of five years. The following were this year’s recipients:

5 years:

Jennifer Aamodt, outreach programs; Michael Agotness, flight support services; John Anderson, information technology systems and services (ITSS); Jerald Benda, flight support services; Claudia Boettcher, family practice – Minot; Bethany Bolles, Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC); Lynette Borth, dining services; Tina Braaten, housing; Sheldon Buran, facilities; Ronald Burrows, facilities; Melody Cariveau, housing; Kirsten Carolin, housing; Michele Carroll, enrollment services; Jane Croeker, student health; Laura Curtis, facilities; Grace Dahl, facilities; Melissa Dietrich, business office; Laura Driscoll, outreach programs; Joanne Durkin, business office; Heidi Flaten, outreach programs; Brian Frank, flight operations and training; Rebecca Gardner, TRIO programs; Loretta Gothberg, facilities; Corey Graves, grants and contracts administration; Jan Gunderson, INMED; David Haberman, law library; Curtis Hanson, Chester Fritz Library; Lauri Hanson, psychology; Carole Haselton, pharmacology, physiology and toxicology; Janice Haus, student health; Loreal Heebink, EERC; Marlene Hjeldness, student health; Benjamin Hoffman, enrollment services; Janet Honek, education and human development; Kathie Johnke, law; Nada Jurkic, dining services; Della Kapocius, Center for Innovation; Denelle Kees, anatomy; Anita Kemnitz, payroll; Diane Kinney, outreach programs; Stacie Klegstad, EERC; Ryan Kramer, aerospace network; Charles Kupchella, president; Tamarie Kvernen, dining services; Kimberly Lakoduk, family practice – Minot; Robert Lamotte, facilities; Joshua Larson, flight support services; Donna Laturnus, anatomy; Paul Lehardy, atmospheric sciences; Victor Lieberman, Chester Fritz Library; Kari Lindemann, EERC; Sarah Lundeby, scientific computing center; Jennifer Manzke, registrar’s office; Roland Mayhair, facilities; Deanna Melby, financial aid; Jerry Miller, ITSS; Jason Moug, children and family services; Stephen Murphy, facilities; Linda Neuerberg, American Indian student services; Gerald Nies, disability support services; Janet Ouradnik, admissions; Carissa Pahlen, dining services; Kristine Paranica, Conflict Resolution Center; Becky Reid, facilities; Steve Ristau, ITSS; Carol Risteigen, facilities; Wayne Riveland, Human Nutrition Research Center (HNRC); John Rudolph, flight operations and training; Karen Ryba, aerospace sciences; S. Gaynelle Rydland, facilities; Amy Sand, aviation instruction; Alverna Sasse, dining services; Linda Skarsten, multicultural student services; Erik Tingberg, facilities; Mary Urbanski, dining services; Cynthia Veitch, dining services; Tami Votava, EERC; Richard Weber, scientific computing center; Kimberly Wickersham, graduate school; Kevin Windsperger, flight operations and training; Scott Zimbelman, facilities.

10 years:

Susan Bartley, EERC; Karen Bowles, political science; Robert Cary, aerospace network; James Chatt, facilities; Judith Cowger, counseling center; Charlene Crocker, EERC; Dawn Drake, medical education; Kristin Ellwanger, English; Maura Erickson, nursing; Billie Gaddie, facilities; Heidi Gerszewski, human resources; Diane Hillebrand, grants and contracts administration; Edward Hiltz, facilities; Mary Hoffart, EERC; Janice Hoffarth, music; Dennis Hogan, dining services; David Horne, aerospace network; Pilar Howard, facilities; Robert Jensen, EERC; Laureen Johnson, financial aid; Guy Kain, facilities; John Kay, EERC; Marna Klug, TRIO programs; Michelle Kozel, American Indian student services; Marc Kurz, EERC; Chris Lee, facilities; Dawn Lommen, HNRC; Gary Lunski, facilities; Becky Mann, aerospace sciences; Tracy Meidinger, UND police; Claire Moen, safety and environmental health; Sherry Mokerski, University children’s center; Don Monson, facilities; Catherine Mootz, dining services; Lori Morken, business office; Rhonda Olson, EERC; David Paul, facilities; Dawn Pladson, budget office; Loretta Prather, business office; Juli Reisnour, athletics; Brenda Schill, College of Arts and Sciences; Edmond Schuler, facilities; Rebecca Shide, dining services; Allan Smith, dining services; Paul Snyder, flight operations and training; Janet Spaeth, Chester Fritz Library; Dale Thompson, flight support services; Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health; H. David Wilson, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

15 years:

Mary Anderson, business office; Marvin Asp, ITSS/telecommunications; Eugene Balek, EERC; Sylvia Benson, HNRC: Brian Berg, family practice – Minot; Joseph Berhow, flight support services; Connie Borboa, registrar’s office; Marsha Brossart, law; Wayne Carl, facilities; Colleen Clauthier, INMED; Dennis Cutshall, ITSS; Christine Diers, Center for Innovation; David Diseth, facilities; Cynthia Fetsch, budget office; Beverly Fetter, space studies; Tracy Fetter, dining services; Larry Fisk, ITSS/telecommunications; Lori Foley, microbiology; Joann Galow, flight support services; LoAnn Hirsch, anthropology; Kristi Hofer, southeast campus – Fargo; Joann Johnson, research affairs; Mary Johnson, continuing medical education; Raymond Johnson, EERC; Renetta Johnson, nursing; Robert Jorgenson, flight support services; Beth Kasprick, dean of students office; Rose Keeley, ITSS; Patricia Kleven, EERC; Michael Krotz, flight operations and training; Naomi Lee, career services; Byron Levenseller, ITSS; Francie Linneman, counseling; Erin O’Leary, EERC; Jan Orvik, University relations; Barry Pederson, information resources; John Richter, EERC; David Rieder, facilities; Joyce Riske, EERC; Doreen Rolshoven, HNRC; Lucia Romuld, EERC; Catherine Russell, EERC; Susan Schostag, enrollment management; Myron Scott, facilities; Wilmer Smith, flight support services; Ralph Snobeck, transportation; Kathleen Spencer, rural health; Lisa Spencer, marketing; Morgan Stroh, flight support services; Richard Suggs, Chester Fritz Library; Betty Sveinson, physical therapy; Thomas Swangler, Chester Fritz Auditorium; Barbara Swann, internal medicine; Jeffrey Thompson, EERC; Gregory Tingelstad, student and outreach services; Marsha Tonder, grants and contracts administration; Peter Tunseth, children and family services; Jim Tverberg, facilities; Kristi Uhrich, dining services.

20 years:

Cheryl Albertson, biomedical research; Barbara Anderson, INMED; Gayle Bergeron, dining services; Sheila Bichler, HNRC; Charlotte Bratvold, facililties; Felecia Clifton, Chester Fritz Library; Daniel Daly, EERC; Bruce Dockter, EERC; Larry Evenson, facilities; Curt Foerster, EERC; Myron Garceau, facilities; Renee Hauschulz, housing; Gloria Hayden, dining services; Douglas Helland, facilities; Jana Hollands, instructional development; Carol Jacobson, housing; Maryrose Johnson, housing; Tammy Kaiser, dining services; Merry Ketterling, Indian studies; William King, flight operations and training; Lynette Krenelka, outreach programs; Dennis Laudal, EERC; Michael Lindquist, facilities; Dean Lommen, facilities; Linda Maszk, Memorial Union; Pam Mattson, facilities; Gwendlyn Molsbarger, facilities; Christine Naas, aerospace sciences; Kathleen Newman, children and family services; Jane Olson, aerospace sciences; Chris Ostlie, housing; Kurtis Papenfuss, facilities; Mary Reinertson-Sand, rural health; Eloise Robertson, management; Judith Sannes, disability support services; Richard Schulz, EERC; Mona Shilling, family medicine; Jay Smith, Memorial Union; Bonnie Solberg, Memorial Union; Beverly Solseng, Bureau of Educational Research; Machell Thompson, surgery; Patricia Willey, HNRC; Carol Winkels, research affairs; Fern Wood, physical education and exercise science.

25 years:

Donald Anderson, biomedical research; Janice Audette, anatomy; Jeanne Bjerklie, housing; Dawn Botsford, student and outreach services; Mary Chisman, scientific computing center; Louise Clayton, housing; Robert Czapiewski, physics; Jill Devos, pediatrics – Fargo; Eileen Forsberg, aerospace sciences; Meralee Giese, EERC; Judith Grinde, payroll; Jean Hager, vice president for research office; Connie Jones, outreach programs; Daniel Kasowski, flight support services; Linda Kohoutek, law; Debbie Krause, HNRC; Terri Lang, rural health; Wendy Mayer, HNRC; Patricia Moe, electrical engineering; Eileen Nelson, law; Pat O’Donnell, student health; Kay Olesen, engineering and mines; Maureen Parkin, mailing services; Morris Pung, biology; Dale Ricke, UND television; Carol Schiller, dining services; David Senne, facilities; Gail Sullivan, ITSS; Mary Wavra, student health; David Westerman, EERC; Patricia Willson, HNRC.

30 years:

Randall Bohlman, facilities; Donna Bonderud, ITSS; Thomas Brockling, UND police; Bridget Drummer, student academic services; Sandra Elshaug, student affairs and admissions; Ellen Erickson, academic affairs; Bonnie Espelien, sociology/social science research institute; David Hassett, EERC; M. Bruce Helgerud, financial aid; Sally Horner, grants and contracts administration; Larry Klein, EERC; Joseph Miller, chemical engineering; Charlotte Morley, dining services; Lila Pedersen, library of health sciences.
35 years:
Shirley Foster, microbiology; Darrel Iverson, facilities; Lois MacGregor, ITSS/telecommunications.

40 years:

John Meagher, facilities; James Penwarden, University relations; James Uhlir, auxiliary services.

— Diane Nelson, human resources


Space studies begins raffle for new observatory

Space studies department is initiating a 50-50 raffle that will be conducted in Grand Forks and the surrounding area. The purpose is to promote awareness of UND’s efforts to build the largest professional astronomical observatory in the Upper Midwest region and to raise money for the effort.

Tickets are $5 each and will be sold at the Friday night star parties at the UND observatory site, as well as at other locations. The raffle will continue until the end of October, when the winners will be chosen at random. Three winners will receive the raffle prize, which is one-third of 50 percent of the total amount raised over a six-month period. For example, if $20,000 is raised, then the winners will split $10,000, which equates to $3,333.33 per winner.
For more information about the raffle or to purchase tickets, contact Paul Hardersen at 777-4896 or hardersen@volcano.space.edu. For more information on the plans for the new observatory, visit http://www.space.edu/Information/Facilities/observatory.asp.

— Space studies


Please return campus climate survey

All faculty, staff, and graduate assistants have been sent an Employer Campus Climate Survey with a beige mailing sheet on the outside. The study is being conducted by the President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) and is sponsored by the women studies program to assess various components of the university’s organizational climate. The UND Institutional Review Board has approved this study.


Some may need to reinstall computer virus protection

It has come to our attention that in some instances the patch for McAfee version 10, computer virus protection, did not install successfully. This is for the patch file only. The McAfee VirusScan Enterprise full install is working correctly. Please check to ensure patch 10 installed successfully. If not, please download and install the patch.

  • Right click on McAfee in the taskbar (shield with a V on it in the lower right of the screen of your computer).
  • Click on About VirusScan Enterprise.
  • To the right of Patch Versions it should display 10.

If any other number is displayed, please download and install the patch. The direct link to the patch is: ftp://help.und.nodak.edu/mcafee/mcafee8p10s.exe
We regret any inconvenience this may cause. Please contact the ITSS Help Desk with any questions or problems.

— Information Technology Systems and Services, 777-2222

Summer hours listed

Chester Fritz Library

The Chester Fritz Library summer hours, May 16 to Aug. 5, 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 hours for May are:
May 1-19: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.
Friday, May 20: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
May 21-27: Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed; Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
May 28-30: Memorial Day weekend the library will be closed.
— April Byars, health sciences library.

Law library:

Summer hours for the law library are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Memorial Union:

Memorial Union operating hours over the summer, Monday, May 16, through Thursday, Aug. 18, are:
Administrative office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Athletic ticket office: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barber shop: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. (closed Mondays).
Computer labs: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (closed May 16-31).
Craft center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Credit union: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dining center - Terrace: closed.
Food court: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Great Clips: closed for the summer.
Internet Café and Loading Dock: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Lifetime sports center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Post office: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stomping Grounds: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student academic services: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Student health promotions: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U card office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U Snack C-Store: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Union services: 8 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.
The Memorial Union and all its facilities will be closed all weekends from May 16 through Aug. 18. – Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

Ignore US Bank mailings

Visa purchasing card holders are receiving mailings from US Bank corporate payment systems (Elan) regarding a change in terms of their accounts. Cardholders are asked to disregard this notice as accounting services is aware of the letter and will address the issue.

– Kathie Howes, accounting specialist, accounting services


Submit changes to Code of Student Life by June 8

Please submit changes to the Code of Student Life to the Dean of Students by Wednesday, June 8. Send them electronically to Robin Cook, DOS office, at robin.cook@mail.und.nodak.edu.

— Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student life


Key policy change will take effect July 1

The University’s strategic plan contains a priority action item to support and enhance programs that promote campus safety. Aligning with this action item, the strategic plan for the Division of Finance and Operations states we will “develop and maintain emergency and contingency plans to protect persons, facilities, and operations.”

The key policy administration committee will implement a policy change effective July 1. Information regarding the campus key control policy is being sent to each department, along with suggestions for departments to reduce their liability and insure a safe work environment for our faculty, staff, and students. The policy change is stated below.

Current policy:

When a key is lost, stolen or not returned (unaccountable), the key holder for the unaccountable key is charged $30.

Policy change:

  • sIf a key holder has lost, had stolen, or not returned a key, the key holder will be personally responsible for $30. Department funds are not to be allocated to cover these costs.
  • Outside door or building master keys: The locks will automatically be rekeyed if a key is lost, stolen or not returned (unaccountable) for outside door or building master keys. The department that assigned the key will be charged for the rekeying processing.

— Larry Zitzow, chair, key policy administration committee


Please follow fiscal year-end procedures

For accurate financial statement presentation, materials and services received by June 30, 2005 should be charged to fiscal year 2005 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 ’05 funds until May 31, 2005. Renewals for subscriptions that expire in fiscal year ’06 should be paid from fiscal year ’06 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 voucher. If the company does not guarantee delivery by June 30, the payment can not be made from the fiscal year ’05 budget.

– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager

Bookstore will carry course supplies

At your Barnes and Noble UND Bookstore we are committed to our partnership with faculty and students. We would like to further this partnership by providing students with a one-stop shopping experience for both textbooks and supplies required for their classes. We ask you to submit to us any supply materials you will require, or simply would like to request that students purchase for the upcoming fall semester.

You may send your request to Box 9016, fax it to 777-3410, or drop it off at the Bookstore. If you need assistance, or have questions regarding specific materials you need for classes, please contact us.

– Laurie Sindel, school supplies specialist, 777-2113, lauriesindel@mail.und.nodak.edu

Children’s center has summer openings

The University Children’s Center has summer care openings for children ages 2-12. The Center is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Please call 777-3480 to request an application or to obtain more information about the program.

– Jo-Anne Yearwood, director, University Children’s Center

Community music program offers private guitar lessons

The UND community music program is offering private guitar lessons this summer for children and adults. For more information call Rodrigo at 777-8623.

– Barbara Lewis, music

Used books, working media donations sought

The American Association of University Women (AAUW) needs your used, donated books, and writing CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and records. Please drop off at 2420 Ninth Ave. N. or call one of the following numbers: 772-1622, 775-9468, 795-9808, or 772-0247 for pickup.

– Dianne Stam, University learning center, 777-4406

University Relations
University of North Dakota
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Tel: (701) 777-2731
Fax: (701) 777-4616
Email: university_relations@und.edu