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ISSUE: Volume 42, Number 38: May 27, 2005

Members sought for summer task force on UND Centers

The interim vice president for academic affairs and provost is seeking individuals to serve on a task force on UND Centers (institutes, bureaus, etc.). The task force will meet Wednesday afternoons from 3 to 4:30 p.m. July 6, 13 and 20. The goal is to develop definition(s), criteria and processes for establishing a center at its most basic level through board approval. To serve, RSVP to Martha.potvin@und.nodak.edu.

— Martha Potvin, interim vice president for academic affairs and provost

Rob Bollinger named associate athletic director

Interim Director of Athletics Phil Harmeson and incoming Director of Athletics Thomas Buning announced that Rob Bollinger has been named associate athletic director. His appointment begins July 1.
Bollinger will be responsible for coordinating and facilitating with the UND Alumni Association and Foundation staff to maximize infrastructure support for events, marketing, development, database management, tax receipts, donor recognition, club membership and Alumni Review news.

Bollinger will also oversee Letterwinner Club and Sioux Booster coordination and UND sports advisory committees, as well as all athletic development events, including Sioux-Per Swing golf tournaments, Hall of Fame recognition and student-athlete reunions.

“I am excited about the opportunity provided by my new role within the athletic department,” said Bollinger. “I feel fortunate to be a part of the new administration of Tom Buning, and to be able to work with our outstanding student-athletes, coaches, alumni, letterwinners, supporters and fans. It is great to be a part of the Fighting Sioux athletic tradition, and I look forward to doing everything I can to develop the outstanding potential we have for UND athletics.” Added Harmeson, “We are so pleased to have Rob joining the athletic department management team in the area of development. His background and experience at UND make him uniquely qualified for this new role in the department. When Tom Buning and Rob Bollinger spent some time together, it became immediately apparent that a “dream team” was in the making for managing UND athletics.

“I want to tip my hat to Tom Buning for recognizing Rob’s enormous talents and abilities in athletic development. Clearly, having Rob on the team indicates that Tom wants to retain and attract great talent for UND. I am confident that this decision is just the first in what will be many exciting developments for UND athletics.

“On a personal level, I just can’t say enough how happy I am that Rob Bollinger will be around UND and UND athletics for a long time to come and how gratifying it was to have been able to play a part along with Tom, Rob, and (UND Alumni Association and Foundation Executive Vice-President) Tim O’Keefe in making this happen.”
Bollinger assumes his new position after serving as a development officer for the UND Foundation for the past three years. Prior to that, Bollinger was executive director of the Fighting Sioux Club for six years. Bollinger was a key figure in founding the Fighting Sioux Club in 1996 and organized the annual volunteer drive mechanism for FSC membership from 1996 to 2001. He has developed national alumni Letterwinner committees in each sport at UND to improve communication, involvement and support between alumni and UND’s athletic programs. In 2001 Bollinger helped implement the priority seating plan for the Alerus Center and the new Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Prior to his tenure with the UND Alumni Association and Foundation, Bollinger enjoyed a 20-year coaching career that included three stints with the Fighting Sioux football team. He first served as a graduate assistant for UND in 1977 and 1978, then came back as an offensive backs coach from 1980-82.

After two seasons as offensive coordinator at Central Missouri State University (1983-84) and one season as head football coach at Northern State College (1985), Bollinger returned to UND in 1986 as offensive coordinator and offensive backs coach, a position he held until moving on to the Fighting Sioux Club after the 1995 season. As UND’s offensive coordinator, Bollinger coached Harlon Hill finalist Shannon Burnell, five All-Americans and 17 All-North Central Conference players. The Sioux went 67-41-2 during Bollinger’s stint as offensive coordinator, including four straight NCAA playoff appearances from 1992-95.

A native of Fort Yates, N.D., Bollinger graduated from Oglala Community High in Pine Ridge, S.D., in 1969. He obtained a bachelor’s degree in physical education from Dickinson State in 1974 and received a master’s degree in physical education from UND in 1980.

Rob and his wife, Lisa, have four children: Brooks (25), Lauren (23), Hayley (20) and Michael (18). Brooks is in his third season as a quarterback with the National Football League’s New York Jets after graduating from Grand Forks Central High School and the University of Wisconsin.

University Letter lists summer schedule

University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Publication dates are: May 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, 777-3621, janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu


Three finalists named to interview for head PR position

Three finalists for the position of executive associate vice president for University relations have been extended an invitation 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, most recent professional positions, and their interview dates are:

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

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

    Kojich has directed the office of publications and marketing at the University of Illinois, Champaign, since 1998, and has been with the university since 1991. From 1996 to 1998 he served as associate director of publications and interim director from 1994 to 1996. He worked as a media and communications specialist in the publications office from 1991 to 1996. He served as assistant director of public relations at Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College in Indiana from 1990 to 1991, as principal of Don Kojich Public Relations from 1989 to 1991, manager/estimator for CAC Printing in Chicago from 1988 to 1989, and estimator for Crouse Printing in Champaign in 1988. He worked for Eastern Illinois University in Charleston from 1986 to 1988, where he served as publications editor and assistant sports information director. He worked as media relations/publications coordinator for the Chicago Blitz football league from 1983 to 1984. He holds a bachelor’s degree in telecommunications from Purdue University.
  • Peter Johnson, media relations coordinator and assistant director of University relations, has already been 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.
  • David Allred, director of public relations, Richter7 and former vice president for communications, Utah Jazz, Salt Lake City, Utah, has interviewed for the position. 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 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

Current OUR Director Dave Vorland will step down upon the arrival of the new associate executive vice president, and will retire Sept. 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

Petell will discuss intellectual property

“Intellectual Property: What is it and Why do I Care” will be presented by James Petell, registered patent agent and director, technology transfer and commercialization, Friday, May 27, at 3 p.m. at 3933 School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Dr. Petell is invited through the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiology of Neurodegenerative Disease and the Department of Pharmacology, Physiology and Therapeutics. Everyone is welcome.

– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics


Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Brusegaard runs through June 9

“People and Objects,” a Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Michelle Brusegaard, opens Tuesday, May 31, with a reception from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Col. Eugene E. Myers Gallery, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The exhibition will run through Thursday, June 9, from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

– Art department

Associate vice president for research candidates visit campus

Two candidates for associate vice president for research will visit campus.

Barry Milavetz will visit with faculty at an open forum Tuesday, May 31, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 1917 of the Medical School.

Jay Fox will appear at an open forum for faculty Thursday, June 2, from 3 to 4 p.m. in Room 1917 of the Medical School.

— Vice president for research office

UND community receives 30 percent off Capitol Steps tickets

Capitol Steps, “the group that put the ‘mock’ in Democracy,” will appear at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Wednesday, June 1, at 7:30 p.m. UND students, faculty and staff receive a 30 percent discount with ID.

Tickets are available through the Chester Fritz Auditorium box office, Ticketmaster at 772-5151, or www.ticketmaster.com. Ticket information is available at 777-4090 or 1-800-375-4068.

It is sponsored in part by North Dakota Public Radio. Check out www.capsteps.com for a listen.

– Chester Fritz Auditorium


U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for June 1-27. Visit our web site for additional workshops. Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/. Please include workshop title and date, name, department, position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of seats.

  • Excel XP, Beginning: June 1, 8, and 15, 2 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II (six hours total). Learn 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., or June 27, 1:30 to 3 p.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 and 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 Sporbert.
  • 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 & 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 UND 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.
  • Records Disposal Procedures: June 27, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. During this workshop you will learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and you will take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think, and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program.


Book discussion held in conjunction with Museum exhibit

The North Dakota Museum of Art is organizing a series of discussions based upon a reading list developed in conjunction with “The Disappeared” exhibition. People may join any or all of the bi-weekly discussions. Local book groups are invited to join. Extended reading list and books are available at the Museum.

The last discussions will be held Thursday, June 2, at 7 p.m. in the Museum galleries. Prisoner Without a Name, Cell Without a Number is by Jacobo Timerman. Discussion leader will be announced.

Museum hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. For information call 777-4195.

– North Dakota Museum of Art


Workshop focuses on universal curriculum design

Affirmative action and disability support services are co-sponsoring a workshop for faculty on universal curriculum design and instruction Friday, June 3, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The workshop will provide technical assistance to faculty on developing curricula and using teaching techniques that are more inclusive for students with disabilities and enhance the educational experience for all students. A $200 stipend will be awarded to participants who submit a course outline which incorporates two or more principles of universal design and are willing to be a resource on universal design to their colleagues. For more information, contact Deb Glennen or Judy Sannes, disability support services, 777-3425.


Space studies holds weekly star parties

Space studies will hold a weekly star party every Friday until late October 2005.

This year’s theme, “Have dinner with the stars!” will provide Grand Forks area residents with weekly opportunities to enjoy the night sky, learn about astronomy and the universe in which we live, observe through a variety of telescopes, and learn about efforts to build North Dakota’s first professional astronomical observatory. Participants will be able to purchase meals, drinks, and snacks at the observatory during every star party. Proceeds from these sales will go toward the observatory project.

The purposes of the star parties include educating the Grand Forks’ community about the science and beauty of astronomy, fostering greater understanding of the relevance of astronomy to human society, and promoting space studies’ efforts to build a large astronomical observatory.

Special star parties can also be arranged for community, civic, and business groups.

Star parties begin at dusk at the observatory. Drive west on Highway 2 about 10 miles. Just past mile marker 346, turn left onto a gravel road. After passing several homes and crossing railroad tracks, turn right at a T-intersection. Drive one-half mile and take the first left. The observatory is another one-half mile along this road on the left side.
For more information, contact me.

— Paul Hardersen, space studies, at 777-4896, Hardersen@volcano.space.edu


Dates set for Getting Started program

The dates for Getting Started 2005, an advisement and registration program for new freshmen are listed below. All session reservations are scheduled on a first-come first-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 in which new first year students, admitted for the fall 2005 semester, are invited to come to campus for advisement and registration. Program activities begin on day one at 9:30 a.m. and include a welcome to the University, campus and community videos, a higher education presentation, housing, financial aid, business office, and student affairs presentations, along with mathematics and foreign language testing for students. Day two begins at 8 a.m. and consists of individual academic advisement and registration. There is a separate program for the families of students which runs simultaneously. The program usually concludes around noon on the second day.

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

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


Info 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 disabilities as required by federal and state law, and that the 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.

– Information technology systems and services and University relations


Medical school brings centennial celebration to Belcourt

The School of Medicine and Health Sciences is hosting a community event to celebrate its centennial anniversary on June 7 in Belcourt, N.D.

Free and open to the public, the event is part of the school’s year-long celebration of its founding in 1905. It will begin at 6 p.m. at the Sky Dancer Hotel, Highway 5 West. The event will include a social, dinner, and a brief program by H. David Wilson, dean of the medical school.

Dr. Donald and Joann McIntyre of Rugby and Dr. Penny Wilkie and Dr. Richard Larson, both of Belcourt, are serving as community chairs for the event.

“To mark our centennial year, we are visiting several communities across the state and bringing the celebration to them,” said Wilson. “With these visits, we hope to inform the people of North Dakota about what the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences has accomplished and, more importantly, what we are going to accomplish in the future.”

In addition to the dean, several other members of the medical school staff who work with the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation on a regular basis will spend the day in Belcourt.

  • Gene DeLorme, a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa, is the director of the medical school’s Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program.
  • Alan Allery, director of the National Resource Center on Native American Aging and adjunct clinical assistant professor at the Center for Rural Health at the medical school, is also a member of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chipewa.
  • Robert Rubeck is the school’s chief information officer and has worked on establishing a video link between the Social Security office in Minot and the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa Reservation.
  • Mary Amundson, assistant professor at the medical school’s Center for Rural Health, directs the CRISTAL (Collaborative Rural Interdisciplinary Service Training and Learning) collaborative program between the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Turtle Mountain Community College in Belcourt and the Student/Resident Experiences and Rotations in Community Health (SEARCH) program which unites communities such as Belcourt with caring health professionals and supports their efforts to build better systems of care.

The school’s centennial celebration will culminate with an all-school reunion during UND’s Homecoming Friday through Saturday, Sept. 30 – Oct. 1.

For more information on the school’s centennial year, visit the web site at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/.

— School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Accreditation sought for human subject protection program

The University’s human subject protection program, under the direction of Peter Alfonso, vice president for research, has applied to become accredited by the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs, Inc. (AAHRPP). Founded in 2001, the mission of AAHRPP is to protect the rights and welfare of research participants and promote scientifically meritorious and ethically sound research by fostering and advancing the ethical and professional conduct of persons and organizations that engage in research with human participants. AAHRPP achieves its mission by using an accreditation process based on self-assessment, peer review, and education.

The first step of the process, including a self-study and application, has been completed and submitted to AAHRPP for review. The next step will be a site visit by a team of professionals assembled by AAHRPP to inspect UND’s human subject protection program operations. This site visit is scheduled to take place on the campus from Monday, June 27, through Wednesday, June 29. The team of inspectors will interview administrators, investigators and other personnel who have responsibilities in the human research protection programs. Other groups that are of particular interest include IRB members, investigators currently conducting research, research study coordinators, administrators and staff of the IRB, legal counsel, the chair of conflict of interest/misconduct in science committee, the grants and contracts manager, the interim director of research development and compliance, the vice president for research, and the president.

Additional information regarding AAHRPP and the site visit will be posted on the institutional review board web site, www.und.nodak.edu/dept/orpd/regucomm/IRB/ within the coming weeks. If you have been selected to be interviewed during the site visit, you will be contacted and informed of the agenda details. If you have any questions, you may contact Renee Carlson, IRB coordinator, at 777-4079.

— Peter Alfonso, vice president for research, and John Madden (communication sciences and disorders), chair, institutional review board


Register now for family connections conference

Reminder: Early bird deadline is next Tuesday, May 31, for the 2005 North Dakota Family Connections Spring Conference, “When Children Have Special Needs,” June 8, 9 and 10, with pre-conference workshops June 7, Doublewood Inn, Fargo. Special stipends are available for faculty members who teach courses pertaining to infants and toddlers. See below for details.

This conference seeks to strengthen new ties and enhance family support by bringing together families with children who have delays, disabilities and chronic health needs and the professionals who support those families.
Families, educators, early interventionists, family support specialists, social workers, childcare workers, child developmental specialists, legislators, therapists, administrators, counselors and other professionals who provide support to families are encouraged to participate in this event.

Pre-conference workshops on June 7 are:

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

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

Keynote speakers are:

  • “North Dakota’s Future is Already Here!” by Harold Hodgkinson, president, Hodgkinson Associates, Ltd., Alexandria, Va.;
  • “IDEA Reauthorization, Partnerships and Challenges,” by Joanne Cashman, director, The IDEA Partnership, Alexandria, Va.;
  • “Boats, Streams and Dreams,” by Ed Porthan, owner, Designs for Learning – West, Bismarck.
    Costs are $50 for a professional or $50 for the first family member plus $10 for each additional family member. Fees include all materials, access to the exhibit hall, two breakfasts and one lunch.
    Reimbursement for registration, travel, lodging and meals is available to faculty members who teach courses pertaining to infants and toddlers. To qualify, you must pre-register by May 15 and attend pre-conference sessions June 7 and 8. You are also encouraged to participate in the ND Family Connections Conference beginning at 1 p.m. June 8 and ending at 12:30 p.m. June 10. You must pay for the conference fees upfront; reimbursement forms for both the pre-conference and full conference will be available to you at the registration desk.

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

Do you have products and services that would benefit families who have children with special needs and the professionals who support them? Here’s your chance to promote your organizations to over 150 professionals and 50 families from North Dakota and the surrounding area. Deadline to exhibit is May 12. Visit www.conted.und.edu/connections for more information. Exhibit space is limited.
The conference is presented by Family Voices of ND, ND Center for Persons with Disabilities, ND Department of Human Services, ND Department of Public Instruction, ND Federation of Families for Children’s Mental Health, ND Protection and Advocacy Project, ND State Improvement Grant, Path ND Inc., Support Systems Inc., The Arc Upper Valley, UND Center for Rural Health Family-to-Family Network, and coordinated by the UND Office of Conference Services.

– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing education


Web conference focuses on harassment, correction

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

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

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 management.

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

Pre-registration with University within the University (U2), 777-2128, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu. There is no cost.

The web cast will count as two hours of harassment training for 2005-2006.

– Affirmative action


All departments, units required to comply with web standards

As part of a continuing effort to establish a consistent identity for the University and increase access for people with disabilities, all departments and units are required to comply with mandatory web standards by July 1, 2005. Faculty home pages and student organizations are exempt from the requirements. The standards, developed at the request of and approved by the President and his Cabinet, will ensure that UND web sites promote a sense of University identity and reflect the quality of UND. They also require compliance with federal and state laws regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.

The requirements are detailed at:http://www.und.edu/template/standards.html.

The Internet has become a primary source of information. In fact, it’s now the second-most important determinant of whether a student will choose an institution (first remains a campus visit). We know, too, that it is an important source of information for those who are seeking information about UND for a variety of reasons. Accreditation teams, prospective employees, state and federal officials, prospective donors, external granting agencies, and the national news media are but a few examples. The UND home page alone receives nearly 700,000 “hits” each month, while the entire UND site receives more than 28.5 million. This means that people are finding UND sites through search engines and external links. Web standards will ensure that users know they’re on a UND site and allow consistent navigation. Accessibility is the law, and these standards will assure compliance.

To ease the transition, templates have been developed for use by departments. The University relations office is happy to assist departments and units with template implementation, and we’ll even come to your office to train your web person. Contact me at 777-3621 or janorvik@mail.und.nodak.edu for more information or to set up an appointment for training.

— Jan Orvik, web manager, University relations


Television Center offers assistance with new web standards

By July 1, UND departments are required to comply with new web standards, requirements for which can be found at www.und.edu/template/standards.html.

The UND Television Center offers web conversion services for departments that need help implementing the new standards. The Television Center charges a fee for web development, design work and maintenance. For more information on web services, contact Director Barry Brode at 777-4346 or at tv@und.edu.

The television center also assists departments in marketing their programs through its creative services division. Broadcast quality commercials and promotional video services can help your programs build enrollment. For information or written estimates contact the Television Center at 777-4346.

– Barry Brode, director, Television Center


Memorial Day holiday hours listed

Memorial Day is holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, May 30, will be observed as Memorial Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

– Martha Potvin, interim vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources

  • 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
  • Health sciences library:
    • The Library of the Health Sciences will observe the following hours through June 2005: Saturday, May 21, through Friday, May 27: Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed; Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
    • Saturday, May 28, through Monday, May 30 (Memorial Day), closed.
    • Tuesday, May 31, through Thursday, June 30: Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Tuesday and Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed. — April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.
  • Law library:
    • Thormodsgard Law Library’s hours for Memorial Day weekend are: Friday, May 27, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, May 28, closed; Sunday, May 29, closed; Monday, May 30, closed. – Jane Oakland, circulation manager, Thormodsgard Law Library.
  • ITSS:
    Information technology systems and services will close for the Memorial Day holiday at midnight Sunday, May 29, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, May 31. – Craig Cerkowniak, associate director, ITSS.
  • Wellness center:
    • Summer hours for the wellness center are: 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.
  • Memorial Union:
    • 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 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.
      • Summer hours resume Tuesday, May 31. – Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

Scholarly activities committee makes travel awards

The Senate scholarly activities committee received 31 requests for funds to travel to domestic or Canadian destinations (a total of $27,469.75); and 12 requests for funds to travel to Alaska, Hawaii, or foreign destinations (a total of $24,447), in response to the May call for proposals. The following awards were made at the committee meeting May 12.

  • Alaska, Hawaii and foreign travel awards

    William Caraher, $1,000; Tar-Pin Chen, $1,173.94; Pablo De Leon, $1,196.06; Shanaka de Silva, $1,251.36; Sukhvarsh Jerath, $1,074.40; Ju Kim, $1,173.94; Barry Milavetz, $959.06; Turk Eleazar Rhen, $917.19; Timothy Schroeder, $963.80; Jack Weinstein, $1,064.13; Feng Yao, $808.96.
  • Domestic and Canadian travel awards

    Christopher Anderson, $295.46; George Bibel, $215.67; Jean Chi-Jen Chen, $319.16; Joyce Coleman, $250.67; Patricia Conway, $308.89; Ewan Delbridge, $234.63; Kathleen Dixon, $235.42; Saleh Faruque, $406.85; David Flynn, $368.14; Joseph Hartman, $633; Wen-Chen Hu, $447.14; Eunjin Kim, $401.32; Susan Koprince, $350.76; Paul Kucera, $416.33; Steven Light, $326.27; Jun Liu, $402.90; Glenn Lykken, $300.20; Gaya Kanishka Marasinghe, $359.45; Craig McLaughlin, $362.61; Anita Monsebroten, $489.80; Donna Morris, $308.89; Susan Offutt, $518.24; Thomas O’Neil, $402.90; Lana Rakow, $297.83; Kathryn Rand, $326.27; Ty Reese, $350.76; Martin Short, $338.12; Gary Towne, $314.42; Timothy Young, $160.37.

— Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences), chair, Senate scholarly activities committee


Academic year employees receive final checks May 31

The payroll office has received several calls from employees who do not work during the summer and whose last day of work for the academic year was May 15.

Unless you work during the summer, your last payroll check, until next fall, will be May 31. If your appointment restarts Aug. 16, your first check will be Sept. 15. If you have other start and stop dates, please remember there is a half-month pay lag for all payments.

– Peggy Lucke, Connect ‘U’ND implementation project co-manager, and Pat Hanson, director of payroll

Ask finance and academic contacts PeopleSoft questions

With the 2005 fiscal year end fast approaching, we remind departments to check their funds to be sure everything has posted correctly and to make sure there are sufficient funds to finish out the fiscal year.

Please refer to the Connect ‘U’ND web site at www.und.nodak.edu/cnd/ or assistance with your report navigations. Additional information is available on the accounting services web site of www.und.edu/dept/accounts/.

If your department has trouble accessing, printing or reading reports, first ask your departmental finance contact person for assistance. The Connect ‘U’ND critical care sessions will continue to be held for your one-on-one assistance. You can also e-mail your questions to financequestions@mail.und.nodak.edu. Please refrain from contacting accounting services directly for your help. Thank you.

– Accounting services


Shafer receives Fulbright grant to Singapore

School of Communication professor Richard Shafer has been awarded a Fulbright grant to teach and conduct research at Nanyang Technological University in Singapore for the 2005-2006 academic year. He will teach courses in American media history and advanced reporting. Shafer will also supervise teams of student reporters who are covering tsunami disaster clean-up efforts throughout Southeast Asia. The journalism and mass communication department at NTU is a leading media education center in Pacific Asia. NTU is also the location of the Asian Media Information Centre (AMIC), which publishes several important mass communication research journals. Shafer won AMIC’s award for best research on Asian media in 1999. This will be his seventh Fulbright grant. He has conducted journalism seminars and workshops in 15 countries for several democratic journalism funding agencies and has published widely in the area of mass communication and national development. Shafer will travel to Singapore with his 8 year-old son, Sam, who will be in the third grade at Canadian International School.


June 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 10.

Visit www.und.edu/dept/undsoftware or contact Amy at 777-3786 for more information.

– Amy Indridason, software licensing, ITSS


Submit changes to Code of Student Life by June 8

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

— Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student life.


Employees may enroll in courses at low cost

For just $10.95 per credit hour, benefited employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses. New employees may also take a course while on probation.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management.

Here’s how to enroll:

  1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (777-3821) or at the graduate school, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).
  2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.
  3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to admissions (undergraduates) or the graduate school. Return the completed waiver forms to admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Wednesday, Sept. 1.
  4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the admissions office or graduate school. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.
Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit.

– Heidi Kippenhan, director of admissions, and Diane Nelson, director of human resources


Eat outside at the Dakota Deli Courtyard Café

Join us outside on the Swanson Courtyard 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.

– Dining services

Bookstore 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.

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