42, Number 36: May 13, 2005
from President Kupchella
N.D. Supreme Court justice will speak at law school
Osborne, Petros named
Chester Fritz Distinguished Professors
Letter lists summer schedule
awards two honorary degrees to Williston natives
Thomas Buning named athletic director
|EVENTS TO NOTE
focuses on neurosteroids
Vegan lunch club meets
Author Lawrence Weschler to speak at Museum
CRC offers mediation seminars
yoga classes begin May 17
finalists will interview for head PR position at University
Presentation will discuss obesity and
Space studies holds weekly star parties
Dakota Deli Courtyard Cafe opens outdoors
Doctoral examination set for Matthew
U2 lists workshops
PPT seminar cancelled
Mark calendar for summer musicals
Dates set for Getting Started program
now for family connections conference
Research proposals due for June 8 IRB
UND to offer summer writing camp for
conference focuses on harassment, correction
EPSCoR acquires major research instrumentation
Tenure granted to faculty members
Meritorious service, UND Proud award winners
UND creates consortium to study conflict
Communication research featured in public
Staff recognized for years of service
Space studies begins raffle for new observatory
Please return campus climate survey
may need to reinstall computer virus protection
Summer hours listed for libraries, Memorial
Ignore US Bank mailings
Submit changes to Code of Student Life
by June 8
Key policy change will take effect July
Please follow fiscal year-end procedures
Bookstore will carry course supplies
Children’s center has summer openings
Community music program offers private
Used books, working media donations
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
N.D. Supreme Court justice will speak at law
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.
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
- Thomas Petros, professor of psychology
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
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
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
A native of northwest Texas, Osborne and Kathy
have three children.
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
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
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.”
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
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”
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
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
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
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.
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
“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
“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, 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
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,
- 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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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
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
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
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
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
— Gail Colwell, administrative assistant,
Conflict Resolution Center
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
– Dyan Rey, instructor, 772-8840, email@example.com
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
Interview dates: May 18-20.
Campus open forum, Wednesday, May
18, 11 to 11:45 a.m., 16-18 Swanson
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
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
— Robert Boyd, vice president for student
and outreach services and chair, search committee
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.
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,
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
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:
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
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
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
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
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
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Pre-conference workshops on June
- 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,
- 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
- No. 5, “Fostering
Young Children’s Friendship,”
by Barbara Wolfe, University of St. Thomas,
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,
“IDEA Reauthorization, Partnerships
and Challenges,” by Joanne Cashman,
director, The IDEA Partnership, Alexandria,
“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
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.
If you have questions, you may contact UND Conference
Services at 866-579-2663, or 777-2663, or e-mail
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
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference
services, continuing education
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
Minutes from the meeting will be available approximately
one week after the meeting.
– John Madden (communication sciences
and disorders), chair, institutional review
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
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
For information, or to register, call 777-3321,
or 777-3322; or e-mail email@example.com
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
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
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
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,
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
Ronald Marsh, computer
science; Douglas Marshall,
aviation; Allan Skramstad,
College of Arts and Sciences:
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
College of Education and Human Development:
Michael Loewy, counseling;
Kara Wettersten, counseling;
Greg Weisenstein, teaching
and learning; David Whitcomb,
School of Engineering and Mines:
Wayne Seames, chemical
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
— Office of the President
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
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
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
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
Shirley Foster, microbiology; Darrel Iverson,
facilities; Lois MacGregor, ITSS/telecommunications.
John Meagher, facilities; James Penwarden,
University relations; James Uhlir, auxiliary
— Diane Nelson, human resources
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
For more information about the raffle or to
purchase tickets, contact Paul Hardersen at
777-4896 or firstname.lastname@example.org. For
more information on the plans for the new observatory,
— Space studies
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
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
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
— Information Technology Systems and
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
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
— April Byars, health sciences 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 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
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.
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
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 email@example.com.
— Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student
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,
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.
When a key is lost, stolen or not returned (unaccountable),
the key holder for the unaccountable key is charged
- 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
— Larry Zitzow, chair, key policy administration
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
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,
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
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
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
– Dianne Stam, University learning center,