42, Number 37: May 20, 2005
focuses on next year’s challenges at U Council
University Letter lists summer
Final campuses will soon
operate PeopleSoft student systems
|EVENTS TO NOTE
science colloquium set for May 20
reception will honor Jerry Clancy
reception will honor Jim Uhlir
examination set for Matthew Garlinghouse
finalists will interview for head PR position
Technology lab dedication honors accounting
Alumni Days features classes
of 1945, 1950, 1955, and 1960
Award recipients named
reception will honor Lois MacGregor
conference on stalking set for May 26
center closed May 26 for inventory
studies holds weekly star parties
for country concert
teacher training course on coal combustion by-products
Dates set for Getting Started program
Info session will answer web template
UND to offer summer
writing camp for teens
focuses on harassment, correction
named chair of surgery
Flight training program partners with Robeson
Please follow fiscal year-end procedures
Deadlines listed for Senate scholarly activities
Memorial Day hours listed for library,
wellness center, Union
Submit changes to Code of Student Life
by June 8
June 10 is last day to order software licenses
Summer parking regulations detailed
New planners will be responsible for Soaring
Bookstore holds apparel sale
Denim Day is last Wednesday of the month
on next year’s challenges at U Council
President Kupchella focused on strategic planning
and challenges facing the University, both internal
and external, over the next year at his spring
semester University Council talk May
One of the main challenges, Kupchella said,
is that public funding remains flat and could
decline in North Dakota. It currently makes
up just 12 percent of UND’s budget. Another
factor the University will soon face is the
escalating decline in the number of North Dakota
elementary and secondary school students, which
could impact enrollment.
Kupchella said there are two reasons for the
existence of public higher education: access
for students and engagement in the community.
He urged the audience to help internationalize
public higher education and increase the numbers
of students studying abroad, and to increase
student retention by better engaging students.
Currently, he said, less than 60 percent of
students graduate after six years. Students
and faculty must connect, he said, and faculty
and staff must help students succeed.
The president also said that the University
must stem increasing tuition costs. Tuition,
which will increase 9.5 percent next year, is
still at the lower end of regional and national
rates, but is beginning to price students out
of higher education. The University must be
more efficient and effective, and we need to
take a hard look at what students are paying
for. The University must also better assess
learning in preparation for a 2007 visit from
the Higher Learning Commission of the North
Central Association, UND’s accrediting
Kupchella said there are good reasons to attend
UND, not the least of which is relatively low
tuition, even though it increased 16 percent
over the last two years and will rise 9.5 percent
this year. Satisfaction with UND is generally
high, around 84 percent in 2005. Satisfaction
with faculty and advising engagement, though
is around 60 percent, and needs to increase.
About 90 percent of students are satisfied with
their academic experience, 65 percent are satisfied
with the climate, and 70 percent are happy with
social involvement at the University. The University,
Kupchella said, must continue to attract and
retain students to avoid declining enrollment.
Student advising is just fair, and lower than
at peer institutions. UND needs to do better.
Satisfaction with student services and programs,
though, is higher than the national average,
and 93 percent of alumni are satisfied with
their UND experience. This is a great base from
which to start, Kupchella said, though he again
emphasized the need to do more on advising and
The University has increased admission standards
for next fall to a score of 21 on the ACT and
a GPA of 2.5, but there are provisions for admitting
students who fall below those scores. The University
Senate has also introduced a provisional admission
plan for certain students who agree to limit
the number of courses they take and to use student
assistance services. If they succeed, the students
are later admitted as “regular”
students. Kupchella said that UND does not offer
remedial courses, and that students who are
not academically prepared for the rigor of UND
tend to leave the University with a poor GPA
and large debts. He encourages students on the
academic margins to first attend a smaller institution
and then transfer to UND, though provisional
admission can be effective. The impact of the
new admissions standards so far, Kupchella said,
has been self-selection by students, with fewer
applications. The key to keeping enrollment
steady, Kupchella said, is improving student
The president then took questions
from the audience, the text of which is summarized
- The University Planning and Budgeting
Council, in response to surveys and national
comparisons, is addressing issues on openness
- Staff will receive an average of a 4
percent salary increase, and faculty will
receive a 5 percent raise, with extra attention
paid to full professors. The goal is to
attract and keep good faculty. A reserve
will cover uncertainty over enrollment next
- The University will examine the fact
that many students neglect to visit advisors
since the advent of online registration.
Jim Grijalva (law), chair of the University
Senate, discussed that body’s actions
over the past year. Policy changes include:
- A new intellectual property policy.
- A provisional admissions policy (discussed
by President Kupchella above).
- An admissions policy for non-degree students
that bypasses the standard admissions process.
- A policy regarding harassment and discrimination,
approved by the Department of Education.
- A faculty sick-leave policy which develops
consistent policy across campus and addresses
dependent care and disability.
- A policy regarding faculty complaints
and grievances which is consistent with
North Dakota State University System policy
regarding processes about dismissal, non-renewal,
Grijalva said that the Council of College
Faculty examined pending board policies
and made a temporary exemption for the ACT
test writing requirements at UND. Members
of the University Senate also took part
in the strategic planning process and had
a small role in the selection of UND’s
new provost, Greg Weisenstein.
Grijalva and Kupchella then took questions
from the audience. The main concern was the
possibility of closing the University Children’s
Center due to low enrollment. Faculty felt the
UCC provides a needed service to staff, faculty
and the community, and that its demise could
affect faculty/staff recruitment and retention.
The president responded that the President’s
Cabinet recognized the UCC’s two roles:
a place for child care and a training laboratory
for teachers. However, the Center, due to low
enrollment, full-day kindergarten, and decreasing
reimbursements, is being increasingly subsidized
by the University. Kupchella said that, while
the Center is of high quality, it is becoming
expensive to justify, and the issue is now in
the hands of the vice president for finance
and operations. It’s a tough question,
Kupchella said, because the total value of pending
needs for the University is around $17 million,
and the University can only fund $2.1 million.
He said they will examine the issue from every
angle and do the best they can to address the
Faculty comments included the following:
- Quality child care in Grand Forks is
increasingly difficult to find. The UCC
is noted for its work with handicapped children
and training teachers in that area.
- There is the challenge of retaining students
with two or more at-risk factors, including
dependents and single parenthood. The UCC
can help students stay in school.
- The University is one of the leading
institutions in the U.S. at meeting needs
of American Indian students, and we need
to examine the need for housing and child
care for these students.
- There are fewer child care centers every
year due to the economy and demographics.
At a time when many universities are adding
child care, we should not be looking at
- Most child care facilities are within
private homes, and the University is not
willing or able to place early childhood
education students there. Instead, a licensed,
best-practice institution is preferred,
and the UCC is the only center in the community
that meets that standard.
- The UCC is a valuable recruiting and
The president responded that enrollment at
UCC is declining, and that to break even, the
UCC needs 95 to 100 children. No decision has
yet been made regarding the future of the University
— Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter
Letter lists summer schedule
University Letter will be published every other
week during the summer. Publication dates are:
May 20 and 27,
June 10 and 24, July
15 and 29, Aug. 12,
19, and 26.
The deadline for article submission remains
at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you
wish the article published.
If you will be away for the summer and wish
to suspend your paper or electronic subscription
until fall, please contact me.
– Jan Orvik, editor, University letter,
campuses will soon operate PeopleSoft student
The “final four” campuses are joining
their brethren on ConnectND student systems.
Conversions over Memorial Day weekend will bring
UND, Minot State University and Minot State
University-Bottineau aboard the week of May
31. NDSU will follow a week later.
Students will begin using the campus connection
portal to register for fall, add or drop classes
and access a variety of other functions. However,
summer session registration and grade postings
will continue to be completed on the current
ALFI (Access Line for Information) system. Campus
web sites provide information for ConnectND
users. New ID cards will be issued by fall and
the help desks will answer questions and help
Finance, HRMS and student administration systems
became operational last summer at five campuses,
and finance and HRMS at the final four in January.
Valley City and Mayville State universities
and the University System office pilot sites
were activated earlier. For more information,
Science colloquium for May 20
Ladislav Kohout from Florida State University
will be the featured speaker for a colloquium
hosted by computer science. “Non-Commutative
Fuzzy Interval Logic” will be held at
11 a.m. Friday, May 20, in
114 Odegard Hall.
This talk describes non-commutative fuzzy interval
logic. The motivation for fuzzy interval logic
will be introduced first. Some examples of its
use in intelligent systems as well as in engineering
problems are briefly outlined. Then, systems
of fuzzy interval logics based on the checklist
paradigm semantics of Bandler and Kohout will
be described. The checklist paradigm generates
pairs of distinct connectives of the same logical
type that determine the end points of intervals
of inferred logical values. While the previous
work was mainly concerned with the interval
systems containing commutative AND and OR, this
talk describes the system in which these connective
types are non-commutative.
Dr. Kohout is professor of computer science
at the Florida State University in Tallahassee,
and a Distinguished Professor and Fellow of
the International Institute for Advanced Studies
in Systems Science and Cybernetics. He is the
U.S. editor of Journal of Intelligent Systems,
an associate editor of the journal Information
Sciences, a member of the editorial board of
the International Journal of General Systems
and of the American Journal of Applied Science.
Dr. Kohout is internationally recognized as
one of the major contributors in fuzzy sets,
in particular the theory and applications of
crisp and fuzzy relations. BK-relational products
he co-invented with Wyllis Bandler play a major
role in development of relational computational
methods in the field of intelligent systems
and elsewhere. His publications include over
250 scientific papers and several books.
– Computer science
reception will honor Jerry Clancy
A retirement reception will be held for Gerald
Clancy, purchasing office, on Tuesday,
May 24, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. in 404
Twamley Hall. He is retiring after 31 years
of service to the University.
Jerry began in 1973 as a purchasing agent working
with inventory control, and in 1978 he became
a buyer for the purchasing office. In 2000,
he was one of 10 staff members to receive a
meritorious award which recognizes staff for
excellence and dedication. He has served as
the acting director of purchasing for the last
Please join us as we wish Jerry well in his
– Purchasing office
reception will honor Jim Uhlir
A retirement reception will be held in honor
of Jim Uhlir, director of auxiliary services,
from 2 to 4 p.m. Tuesday, May 24,
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium second floor
lobby. Uhlir began his career with the University
in 1964, and has worked under the vice president
for finance and operations division in the auxiliary
areas: mailing services, parking and traffic,
transportation, police, Chester Fritz Auditorium,
and Ray Richards Golf Course. Uhlir has been
with the University for 40 years. Please join
us as we wish him well.
– Robert Gallager, vice president for
finance and operations
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 9 a.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
finalists will interview for head PR position
Three finalists for the position of executive
associate vice president for University relations
have been invited to 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
The finalists, most recent professional positions,
and their interview dates are:
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
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, ncluding 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 the Utah Pro-Am
Summer League in 1984, 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
Peter Johnson, media relations
coordinator and assistant director of University
relations, has already interviewed.
Johnson has served as media relations coordinator
for University relations at UND 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 served as 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 as 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.
Current OUR Director Dave Vorland will step
down upon the arrival of the new Associate Executive
Vice President, and will retire on September
30. Holding degrees from UND and Northwestern
University, Vorland was an instructor in the
Department of Journalism from 1968 to 1970.
He taught at St. Cloud State University until
1973 when he returned to UND as director of
the News Bureau. He became Director of University
Relations in February 1974. Vorland served in
that position except for the period 1993-2000
when he was Executive Assistant to Presidents
Kendall Baker and Charles Kupchella.
— Robert Boyd, vice president for student
and outreach services and chair, search committee
lab dedication honors accounting faculty
The Alumni Association and the College
of Business and Public Administration, in conjunction
with Alumni Days 2005, invite the public to the dedication
of the Kulas Koppenhaver Memorial Accounting Learning
Center at 11 a.m. in Gamble Hall on Wednesday,
For over 48 years, the department of accountancy within
the College of Business and Public Administration
was run by two men who led thousands of students into
the world of business, R.D. (Kope) Koppenhaver, ’38;
and Ludwik (Louie) Kulas, ’43, ’51.
To honor these two men, an accounting classroom lab
was remodeled and named for them. Former students
and friends have made this memorial a possibility.
The college also established The Kulas Koppenhaver
Memorial Endowment to support classroom technology
and priority needs within the department by setting
a fundraising goal of $500,000 for an endowment.
Following the dedication everyone is invited to a
luncheon in the Memorial Union. The cost is $10 per
person. If you are interested in attending the luncheon,
please RSVP by calling (800) 543-8764, 777-2611 or
online at www.undalumni.org.
— Alumni Association
Days features classes of 1945, 1950, 1955, and 1960
The Alumni Association will host several events during
Alumni Days 2005 May 25–27. For a complete list
of events please go to www.undalumni.org.
Wednesday, May 25
- 11 a.m., Kulas/Koppenhaver dedication, Gamble
Hall. See above article for more information.
- Noon, College of Business and Public Administration
luncheon, Memorial Union, $10, please RSVP.
- 4:30 to 6 p.m., Meet and greet social, J. Lloyd
Stone Alumni Center, $10, please RSVP.
- 6:30 p.m., Welcome home dinner, Betty Engelstad
Sioux Center, $17, please RSVP.
Thursday, May 26
- 8:30 a.m., Letterwinners breakfast, Swanson
Concourse, $12, please RSVP.
- 12:30 p.m., Class reunion luncheons, Swanson
Hall and Memorial Union, $12, please RSVP.
- 6:30 p.m., Sioux Award Banquet, Alerus Center
Ballroom, $25. The Alumni Association’s
highest honor will be presented to four outstanding
individuals: Dr. Paul Gislason, ’48; Raymond
- Dr. Donald Meredith, ’50, ’52;
and William Ness, ’60.
Friday, May 27
- 9 to 10:30 a.m., Department breakfasts. Let
your department treat you to breakfast and share
recent happenings at UND.
- Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, Room
17, Swanson Concourse.
- School of Engineering and Mines, Room 16-18,
- College of Education and Human Development,
Badlands Room, Memorial Union.
- School of Law, Memorial Room, Memorial
- School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Vennes Atrium, School of Medicine.
- College of Nursing, Pembina Room, Memorial
- 8 to 8:45 a.m., Memorial service, Memorial Union
front lawn (Memorial Day weekend).
- 12:30 p.m., Until We Meet Again Luncheon, River
Valley Room, Memorial Union, $12, please RSVP.
— Alumni Association
Award recipients named
The Alumni Association will honor
four distinguished alumni with its highest honor,
The Sioux Award, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26, in
the Alerus Center Ballroom. Those accepting the award
will be Dr. Paul Gislason, ’48; Raymond
Kobe, ’55; Dr. Donald Meredith, ’50, ’52;
and William Ness, ’60.
- Dr. Paul Gislason was born April
7, 1925, and grew up in Grand Forks. He was commissioned
as an ensign in the U.S. Navy at age 19, served
in the Pacific during World War II on a landing
ship tank and was involved with the campaigns on
Okinawa and Iwo Jima. Following his military service,
he enrolled at UND where he became the president
of Beta Theta Pi social fraternity. In 1948 Gislason
received a bachelor’s degree in physical science
with a minor in history.
He graduated from the University of Maryland School
of Medicine and became an orthopedic surgeon. A
clinical instructor at the University of Minnesota
Medical School, he started practicing orthopedic
surgery in Mankato, Minn., in 1957 and was joined
in practice by Dr. Donald Meredith in 1959. He co-founded
the Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic, which today
has offices in Mankato, Fairbault, Hutchinson, and
Northfield, in Minnesota.
Gislason was the team physician for the Minnesota
State University, Mankato teams and has been inducted
into the Mankato State Athletic Hall of Fame. He
was inducted into the Mankato Chamber of Commerce
Hall of Fame and is a member of the UND Letterwinners
Gislason is a fellow of the American College of
Surgeons and a diplomat of the American Board of
Orthopedic Surgery. He is also a member of the Clinical
Orthopedic Society. Gislason served on the board
of directors of two banks and other businesses,
including business startups.
Gislason and his wife, Marian (Hewitt), ’47,
reside in Rio Verde, Ariz., in the winter and in
Kasota, Minn., in the summer. They have two children.
- Raymond Kobe was born March 27,
1927, and raised in Ardoch, N.D. He attended one
year at UND before being drafted to the U.S. Army
in June 1945. In 1948 Kobe requested a separation
from the Army in Frankfurt, Germany. He stayed in
Europe for an additional two years working in the
automotive business. In 1950 he returned to UND
and received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical
engineering in 1955. Kobe attended one semester
of graduate school at UND before being accepted
to Chrysler Corporation’s Institute of Engineering
Program. After completing the program, Kobe was
named supervisor of fuels and lubricants labs and
specifications for Chrysler Corporation.
In 1970 Kobe became director of technology at Edwin
Cooper Corporation, a U.S. division of Burmah Oil,
Ltd., of England. In 1972 he returned to Chrysler
as supervisor of emissions development testing.
His last position before retiring in 1994 was program
manager of the environmental testing facilities
at Chrysler’s technical center.
Kobe has been a registered professional engineer
since 1968 and active in the Society of Automotive
Engineers and the U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants
Review Board. He has written and presented technical
papers on fuels and lubricants, racing, and environmental
facilities design and testing.
Kobe and his wife, Elizabeth, have eight children
and 15 grandchildren. They reside in West Bloomfield,
- Dr. Donald Meredith was born
April 30, 1927, and raised in Valley City, N.D.
He received a bachelor’s degree in natural
science in 1950 and a bachelor’s degree in
medicine in 1952, both from UND. He received a medical
degree at Washington University School of Medicine
in St. Louis in 1954. While at UND he was a member
of Beta Theta Pi fraternity. Meredith served in
the U.S. Army from 1945-1947 in the 2nd Infantry.
He was an orthopedic surgeon and practiced from
1959 to the early 1990s in Mankato, Minn., and co-founded
Orthopedic and Fracture Clinic, P.A., along with
Paul Gislason. Meredith is a fellow of the American
College of Surgeons and is a diplomat of the American
Board of Orthopedic Surgery.
Meredith became a basketball Letterwinner at UND
during the years of 1948, 1949 and 1950, and was
recently named to the 1940s All-Decade Team for
the celebration of 100 Years of Fighting Sioux Men’s
Basketball. Meredith has received various honors
including induction into the Mankato Chamber of
Commerce Hall of Fame, the Hall of Distinction at
MSU Mankato, and Valley City High School Hall of
Meredith and his wife Marge (Rabe), ’51, reside
in Sun Lakes, Ariz., in the winter and in Mankato
during the summer. They have five children.
- William G. Ness was born May 22, 1938, and raised
on a cattle farm near Gully, Minn. He graduated
from Gonvick High School in 1956. He earned a bachelor’s
degree in electrical engineering from UND in 1960.
He attended and completed the University of
Minnesota Executive Program in 1971-1972.
Ness started his career as an electrical engineer
at Remington Rand Univac in St. Paul, Minn., in
1960. By 1961 he was chief engineer at Dow Key Company
in Thief River Falls, Minn. In 1967 Ness accepted
the director of engineering position as well as
a corporate director position at Arctic Enterprises,
In 1982 Ness provided the leadership to organize
a new company, Arctco, Inc., today known as Arctic
Cat Inc., and became chairman and chief executive
officer in 1983. Ness retired in 2003 but continues
as vice chairman and director.
Ness currently is a founding partner and director
of IBI in Bemidji, Minn., and a partner in River
Ridge Properties (a real estate development company)
in Hudson, Wis. He also, manages grain farms
in the Thief River Falls area.
Ness has been honored with several awards over the
years including Thief River Falls Outstanding Boss
in 1974, Thief River Falls Chamber of Commerce President’s
Award in 1989, and Snowmobile Magazine Award for
being one of 25 who made a difference in the industry
in 1984. Ness was also inducted into the Snowmobile
Hall of Fame in 1996.
Over his career Ness has served and held various
corporate and education directorships.
Ness and his wife Henrietta (Goulette), ’81,
reside in Scottsdale, Ariz., in the winter and on
St. Croix Lake in Hudson Wis., during the summer.
They have five children and 10 grandchildren.
— Alumni Association
Retirement reception will honor Lois MacGregor
Lois MacGregor, telecommunications office manager,
will retire May 31, after 35 years of service to the
University. On Thursday, May 26,
a reception will be held in her honor at the Edna
Twamley Room, Twamley Hall, from 2 until 4 p.m. Please
join us in wishing her well in her retirement.
conference on stalking set for May 26
An audio conference, “Stalking on Campus,”
will be presented Thursday, May 26,
from 2 to 3 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The presenter
is Tracy Bahm, director of the Stalking Resource Center,
National Center for Victims of Crime. While the audio
conference is directed to employee and co-worker safety,
it may also be of interest to students as well. Contact
the affirmative action office to pre-register at 777-4171.
There is no charge.
– Sally Page, affirmative action officer
center closed May 26 for inventory
The printing center will be closed for annual inventory
Thursday, May 26, and will reopen
for business as usual Friday, May 27.
– Lowell Brandner, printing center.
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,
Below are U2 workshops for June 1-8;
visit our web site for additional workshops.
Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by
phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name,
department, position, box number, phone number,
e-mail address, and how you first learned of
the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance;
it helps us plan for materials and number of
Excel XP, Beginning: June 1, 8, and
10, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II (6
hours total). Introduces Excel basics, edit
worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets,
work with multiple worksheets, create and
modify charts, set display and print options.
Presenter: Heidi Strande.
Getting Started with the UND Web
Templates using Dreamweaver: June 3,
8:30 to 10 a.m., 361 Upson II. All University
departments are required to use the UND template
for their web sites. This 1.5 hour session
will cover downloading, customizing the UND
web template plus creating web pages based
on the template. Attendees should be familiar
with Dreamweaver. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
Laboratory Safety: June 3,
1 to 3 p.m., Conference Room, Auxiliary Services.
Learn general lab-safety principles for the
use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop
covers potential health hazards in the laboratory,
protective measures, and response to incidents
and emergencies. This training is required
for all University employees working in a
laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause, safety
and environmental health.
Hiring Procedures and the Termination
Process: June 7, 9 to 11 a.m., 305
Twamley Hall. Learn what constitutes a legal
hire as well as a legal termination of an
employee. Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi
Preventing Workplace Violence: June
8, 10 a.m. to noon, Conference Room,
Auxiliary Services. Workplace violence occurs
all too often. Communication and training
can help to prevent and deal with employee
and/or client violence. This workshop will
identify underlying causes of workplace violence,
warning signs, methods for heading off serious
situations, as well as planning for prevention.
Presenters: Duane Czapiewski, UND Police and
Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health.
Defensive Driving: June 8,
12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator.
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: Officer Tom Brockling.
Budget Inquiry and Ledger Cash Balance
(limited seating), June 8, 2:30 to
3:30 p.m. or June 15, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.,
or June 22, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., 100 Twamley
Hall. How do I know what I have left in my
budget and how do I know whether I need to
do a budget journal so that my payments will
be processed? Presenter: Lisa Heher.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program
available for country concert
Darryl Worley, Neal McCoy, Jamie O’Neal,
and Blue County will play at the Alerus Center
Friday, June 3, at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $35
and $25, plus applicable Ticketmaster fees.
Purchase the $97 KYCK pack and receive four
$25 tickets, four 20 oz. Cokes, and four pork
drumsticks, a savings of $25. Tickets are on
sale at the Alerus Center box office, all Ticketmaster
outlets, online at www.ticketmaster.com,
or charge by phone at 772-5151.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Alerus Center
offers teacher training course on coal combustion
The Energy & Environmental Research Center
is holding a training course designed for educators
to learn about coal by-products.
“Turning Coal into Electricity: What Happens
to the By-Products,” is set for Monday
and Tuesday, June 6-7, at the Headwaters
Fort Mandan Visitor Center near Washburn, N.D.
Participants will go behind the scenes of coal-fired
energy production to learn how energy is produced
and how coal combustion by-products (CCBs) are
“The course offers a unique blend of science
disciplines including geology, chemistry, and
engineering,” said Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett,
EERC senior research advisor. “Educators
attending the workshop will participate in hands-on
classroom experiments targeted to middle and
high school students.”
“The EERC has worked in coal by-product
utilization research for over 30 years, and
the long-term aspect of this program reflects
the practical, problem-solving personality of
the EERC,” said Director Gerald Groenewold.
“We don’t see coal ash as a waste
here; we see a partially refined resource.”
Continuing education will issue one graduate
credit in geology upon satisfactory completion
of the course, which requires that participants
attend all class meetings.
The course runs from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days
and will cover topics such as coal-fired power
plants, CCBs and their utilization, environmental
issues associated with energy production, and
the future of coal-fired utilities in the United
States. The course also includes tours of the
Great River Energy Coal Creek Station Power
Plant and the Headwaters Fort Mandan Visitor
Center, a nationally recognized historic site
that was constructed of products that contain
The registration fee is $30, which covers course
materials. In addition, the fee for the education
credit is $50, which is payable on-site upon
the successful completion of the course requirements.
For more information about the course, to register,
and to book lodging, log on to the EERC Web
site at www.undeerc.org/teacher.
The course is sponsored by the EERC, Great River
Energy, and the U.S. Department of Energy National
Energy Technology Laboratory.
– Energy & Environmental Research
set for Getting Started program
The dates for Getting Started
2005, an advisement and registration program
for new freshmen, are listed below. All session
reservations are scheduled on a first-come first-serve
basis, and should be made online at www.und.edu/dept/sas/programs.jsp.
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
session will answer web template questions
An informal question-and-answer
session has been set for 1 p.m. Tuesday,
June 7, in 371 Upson II Hall to discuss
the mandatory web standards. All departments
and offices are required to comply with web
standards by July 1 to ensure that University
web sites are accessible to people with disabililties
as required by federal and state law, and that
University web sites have a common look. Come
have your questions answered about accessibility,
web site design, DreamWeaver, template use,
uploading new sites, and updating information.
Also, we will be offering hands-on web template
courses through the U2 program: 8:30 to 10 a.m.
Friday, June 3, and 1:30 to 3 p.m.
Monday, June 27. Both sessions
will be held in 361 Upson II Hall. Call U2 at
777-2128 to register.
- ITSS and University relations
to offer summer writing camp for teens
The English department and summer sessions
is offering 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 be $130.
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.
Presenter 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-register 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
named chair of surgery
Robert Sticca, professor and vice chair of surgery
at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
has been named chair of the school’s Department
of Surgery. His appointment was effective May
Sticca replaces David Antonenko, who joined
UND in 1986 and has served as chair of surgery
since 1990. Antonenko will continue to teach
and remain on the faculty as professor of surgery.
Sticca joined the surgery department as residency
program director, vice chair and associate professor
in February 2003. In his new role as chair,
he will continue to serve as residency program
director. He has been elected to chair the surgery
subcommittee of the North Central Cancer Treatment
Group, a national cancer research organization
based at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn.
He teaches and practices general surgery and
surgical oncology at Altru Health System, is
a member of Altru cancer committee, and serves
as a liaison to the American College of Surgeons’
Commission on Cancer.
“Under Dr. Antonenko’s leadership
our surgery residency program and medical student
educational program have matured and achieved
a very high level of success,” said H.
David Wilson, dean of the medical school. “We
sincerely appreciate Dr. Antonenko’s leadership
over all these years and are happy he will devote
his expertise on medical student education to
our quality programs.”
“Dr. Bob Sticca is an outstanding surgeon
and educator, ad we are pleased he has accepted
the position as chair of the Department of Surgery,”
Wilson said. “I’m confident he will
provide excellent leadership to an already fine
program and lead us to even higher levels of
achievement. UND is most fortunate to have someone
of Dr. Sticca’s caliber to be our next
Sticca came to UND from the Greenville (S.C.)
Hospital System where he directed the surgery
residency program and served as associate director
of surgical education. His research interests
are in gastrointestinal cancers and melanoma;
he has led clinical research studies to assess
the effectiveness of vaccines aimed at improving
treatment for several types of cancers.
Sticca earned an associate degree with high
honors in liberal arts from Springfield (Mass.)
Technical Community College in 1976 and a bachelor’s
degree, magna cum laude, in 1979 from the University
of New Hampshire where he was elected to membership
in Phi Beta Kappa. He earned the Doctor of Medicine
degree from the University of Connecticut in
1984 and took residency training in general
surgery at Boston University. He took fellowship
training in surgical oncology at Roswell Park
Cancer Institute in Buffalo, N.Y.
Sticca has received numerous honors during his
career, and holds membership in several professional
organizations including the American Association
for Cancer Research, the American Society of
Clinical Oncology and the Society of Surgical
Oncology. He is a fellow of the American College
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
training program partners with Robeson Community
The UND Aerospace Foundation, a public, non-profit
corporation that serves as a business arm between
industry and the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace
Sciences, has finalized an aviation partnership
with Robeson Community College (RCC) of Lumberton,
N.C. It is the University’s first aerospace
extension site on the East Coast.
RCC will become the seventh extension site for
UNDAF, with other locations in Honolulu, Hawaii
with Honolulu Community College; Spokane, Wash.,
with Spokane Falls Community College; Phoenix,
Ariz., in conjunction with Chandler-Gilbert
Community College; Williston, N.D., with Williston
State College; Crookston, Minn., with the University
of Minnesota; and its home base in Grand Forks.
RCC’s aviation program will begin this
fall with 20-25 students. The Robeson Community
College Aviation Transfer Program with the University
is designed as a 2+2 program, providing the
first two years of academic coursework and commercial
pilot training/certification in Lumberton, before
transferring to UND to complete the remaining
two years of a bachelor’s degree. Coursework
at RCC will include aviation electives and flight
labs which are required to earn private and
commercial pilot credentials. Flight labs will
be conducted at the Lumberton Municipal Airport.
– Odegard School
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 aid 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
– Allison Peyton, accounts payable manager
listed for Senate scholarly activities committee
The deadline dates for grant applications to
the Senate scholarly activities committee for
the 2005-2006 academic year are listed below.
Please note that the deadlines for travel applications
are different than those for research and creative
activity, publication, and new faculty scholar
- Thursday, Sept. 15, for
travel Sept. 16, 2005 to Jan. 17, 2006.
- Monday, Oct. 17, research/creative
activity or publication grants.
- Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2006,
for travel Jan. 18, 2006 to May 1, 2006.
- Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, research/creative
activity or publication grants and new faculty
- Monday, May 1, 2006, for
travel occurring between May 2, 2006, and
Sept. 15, 2006.
Application forms are available at research
development and compliance, 105 Twamley Hall,
777-4278, or on RD&C’s home page (on
UND’s home page under “Research”).
The forms are revised frequently, therefore,
please obtain an up-to-date form from RD&C
or the web site. Over the summer, please feel
free to contact RD&C at 777-4278 for information
or guidance when preparing your application.
– Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences),
chair, Senate scholarly activities committee
Day hours listed
Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester
Fritz Library over Memorial Day are:
- Saturday, May 28, closed; Sunday, May
29, closed; Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day),
5 to 9 p.m.
– Chester Fritz Library
Summer hours for the wellness center
- Monday through Friday, 5:30 a.m. to 8
p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,
noon to 6 p.m.
Memorial Day weekend:
- Saturday, May 28, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,
May 29, closed; Monday, May 30, closed.
July 4 weekend:
- Saturday, July 2, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday,
July 3, closed; Monday, July 4, closed.
— Wellness center
All offices will be closed in the Memorial
Union Monday, May 30 for Memorial Day. Following
are hours for Friday, May 27.
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.
Computer labs: closed for remodeling.
Craft center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Credit union: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dining center: closed.
Food court: 10 a.m. to 3 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: 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student academic services: 8 a.m. to 4:30
Student health promotions: 8 a.m. to 4:30
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
Building hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summer hours resume Tuesday, May 31.
– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student
10 is last day to order software licenses
The last day to order software licenses from
information technology systems and services
using funds from this fiscal year is Friday,
June 10. Any orders received after
that date will be billed in July.
All ESRI products will expire when the license
year ends on June 30, 2005; please place renewal
orders for ESRI software no later than June
or contact Amy at 777-3786 for more information.
– Amy Indridason, software licensing,
parking regulations detailed
Summer parking rules are in
force the Monday after spring commencement until
the Friday before school starts in the fall,
Aug. 19. During the summer, open parking is
permitted for all those who have a valid UND
parking permit. This allows you to park in some
of the “A” (red), and all of the
“S” (blue), and “G”
(brown) zones. The “A” lots that
are exceptions to this are the Airport, Swanson/Memorial
Union, Twamley, Upson, and Wilkerson “A”
lots. All residence hall (green) lots become
“G” (brown) lots for the summer,
and any parking permit is valid in those lots.
All timed zones, loading zones, meters, reserved,
or special areas are enforced all year.
Student employees working on campus during the
summer are not eligible for a “A”
parking permit. They must display a valid student
permit and park according to the summer parking
A motorcycle is defined as any scooter, moped,
motorcycle, or motorized bike that requires
a license plate. All motorcycles must be registered
with the parking office and must display a UND
parking permit. Motorcycle permits are free
if you currently have a valid vehicle permit.
Motorcycles may not park on sidewalks or at
The University does not allow recreational vehicles
such as campers, boats, and trailers to park
on campus. If special short-term accommodations
are needed, please contact the parking office.
All vehicles on campus must be operable and
driven on a weekly basis; long-term parking
is not allowed. Without special arrangements
vehicles could be impounded or relocated at
the expense of the owner.
If you have questions, please call the parking
office at 777-3551.
– Sherry Kapella, parking office
planners will be responsible for Soaring Eagle
With my retirement, I am passing on responsibility
for the Soaring Eagle Prairie garden to a new
group: Stacia Jacobson and Phyllis Norgren (co-chairs),
Janet Moen, Kristy Berger, Ann Flower, Kathleen
Brokke, and Donna Bonderud.
My husband (Richard Crawford, biology) and I
will continue as garden mentors. Between the
planners and mentors, we have rich and humble
histories with the garden; we are a part of
movement of people who love (or are learning
to love) the prairie region that is home for
From its inception in 2001, Soaring Eagle Prairie
has flourished at the heart of our University
campus. It has become a place of education for
University classes, a destination spot for people
in the community and beyond, and a place of
quiet reflection in the hubbub of our lives.
The web page has given voice to the prairie
providing awareness and education, helping people
identify the plants there and helping people
reclaim connections to the land.
Check it out: http://www.und.edu/org/soaringeagleprairie/
As you may know, the care of the garden has
been completed by literally hundreds of volunteers:
staff, faculty, students, administrators, community
members, even folks simply visiting here (with
gracious assistance from friends in facilities).
Volunteers have found that the garden offers
a time to give to the community, slow down,
put our hands into the soil, watch those plants
grow and bloom, learn about prairie, enjoy the
company of kindred spirits, and remember and
honor our prairie heritage.
For information on Soaring Eagle Prairie (including
requests to be notified of garden tending and
events), contact Phyllis Norgren (email@example.com,
777-2097) or Stacia Jacobson (firstname.lastname@example.org).
It has been a great gift in my life bringing
this garden of prairie plants and the story
of prairie into the center of our campus and
connecting with so many of you. I am excited
to watch it continue to bloom and grow. I extend
to each of you my gratitude for your work in
large and small ways to support this innovative
project in our midst. We at UND as well as many
on the prairie region are returning to our prairie
roots. After a long separation from these roots,
it’s time. My growing wishes to each of
you on your journeys seeking meaning of these
– Glinda Crawford, environmental studies/sociology
holds apparel sale
Your UND Bookstore Barnes and Noble is having a sale
you don’t want to miss. Take 25 percent off
all sweatshirts and Red Shirt apparel. You can also
take an additional 25 percent off all clearance apparel,
which has been reduced 50 to 75 percent already. This
sale event runs through May 30; shop
early for the best selection.
– UND Bookstore Barnes and Noble
Day is last Wednesday of the month
Wednesday, May 25, is the
last Wednesday of the month and thus Denim Day. So,
pay your dollar, and enjoy going casual while you
know that all proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching
other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call
me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters
for your area.
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791,
for the Denim Day Committee