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sought for summer task force on UND Centers
Rob Bollinger named associate athletic
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|EVENTS TO NOTE
finalists named to interview for head PR position
Petell will discuss intellectual property
Bachelor of Fine Arts exhibition by Brusegaard
runs through June 9
Associate vice president for research
candidates visit campus
UND community receives 30 percent off
Capitol Steps tickets
U2 lists workshops
Book discussion held in conjunction with
Workshop focuses on universal curriculum
Space studies holds weekly star parties
Dates set for Getting Started program
Info session will answer web template
Medical school brings centennial celebration
Accreditation sought for human subject
Register now for family connections conference
Web conference focuses on harassment,
departments, units required to comply with web standards
Television Center offers assistance with
new web standards
Memorial Day holiday hours listed for libraries,
ITSS, Wellness center, Memorial Union
Scholarly activities committee makes travel
Academic year employees receive final checks
Finance and academic contacts can answer
Shafer receives Fulbright grant to Singapore
June 10 is last day to order software licenses
Submit changes to Code of Student Life
by June 8
Employees may enroll in courses at low
Eat outside at the Dakota Deli Courtyard
Bookstore holds apparel sale
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.email@example.com.
— Martha Potvin, interim vice president
for academic affairs and provost
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
“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
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
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.
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,
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
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
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
of Fine Arts exhibition by Brusegaard runs through
“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
vice president for research candidates visit
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
community receives 30 percent off Capitol Steps
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
Tickets are available through the Chester Fritz
Auditorium box office, Ticketmaster at 772-5151,
Ticket information is available at 777-4090
It is sponsored in part by North Dakota Public
Radio. Check out www.capsteps.com for a listen.
– Chester Fritz Auditorium
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
- 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.
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
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
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,
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
Scholar sessions: Presidential, Pacesetter, High School
Leader, Honors, Integrated Studies, June 6-7,
7-8, 8-9, 9-10 (scholars will attend only
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
If you have any questions regarding the Getting Started
2005 program, please contact me.
– Angie Carpenter, student academic services,
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
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
- 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
- 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
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,
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
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
Pre-conference workshops on June
- No. 1, “Personality Disorders and
Cognitive Therapy,” by Leslie Sokol,
Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research,
Bala Cynwyd, Pa.
- No. 2, “Almost Two Dozen Ways to
Spruce Up Your Lectures and Teaching With
Your Mouth Shut,” by Barbara Wolfe,
University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, Minn.
- No. 3, “Bridges Out of Poverty: Strategies
for Professionals and Communities,”
by Philip DeVol, aha! Process, Inc., Highlands,
- 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,
- “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.
If you have questions, you may contact UND Conference
Services at 866-579-2663, or 777-2663, or e-mail
Do you have products and services that would
benefit families who have children with special
needs and the professionals who support them?
Here’s your chance to promote your organizations
to over 150 professionals and 50 families from
North Dakota and the surrounding area. Deadline
to exhibit is May 12. Visit www.conted.und.edu/connections
for more information. Exhibit space is limited.
The conference is presented by Family Voices
of ND, ND Center for Persons with Disabilities,
ND Department of Human Services, ND Department
of Public Instruction, ND Federation of Families
for Children’s Mental Health, ND Protection
and Advocacy Project, ND State Improvement Grant,
Path ND Inc., Support Systems Inc., The Arc
Upper Valley, UND Center for Rural Health Family-to-Family
Network, and coordinated by the UND Office of
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference
services, continuing education
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-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
departments, units required to comply with web
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to set up an appointment
— Jan Orvik, web manager, University
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 email@example.com.
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
– Barry Brode, director, Television Center
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.
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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- U Snack C-Store: 8 a.m. to 3
- Union services: 8 a.m. to 5
- University learning center:
8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Building hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30
- Summer hours resume Tuesday,
May 31. – Marsha Nelson,
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
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
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please refrain from contacting accounting services
directly for your help. Thank you.
– Accounting services
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
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,
changes to Code of Student Life by June 8
Please submit changes to the Code of Student
Life to the Dean of Students by Wednesday, June
8. Send them electronically to Robin Cook, DOS
office, at email@example.com.
— Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student
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:
- 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).
- Choose the course you’d like to
take. Prerequisites or other factors may
- 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.
- 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
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
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
– Dining services
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.