UND sign DC-8 agreement
NASA has signed a cooperative
agreement with the University to house and operate
the agency’s DC-8 jet aircraft. The purpose
of the agreement is to create a National Suborbital
Education and Research Center (NSERC) at the
university with the DC-8 suborbital laboratory
as the centerpiece.
The agreement is intended to expand the science
conducted using the DC-8 and enhance hands-on
educational opportunities for students. The
agreement is valued at $25 million over a five-year
period. Transfer of the aircraft to the university
is targeted for fall 2005, pending completion
of a safety review. The aircraft will be housed
at the Grand Forks Air Force Base.
“We are extremely pleased to reach this
agreement with the University of North Dakota,”
said Ghassem Asrar, NASA’s deputy associate
administrator for the Science Mission Directorate,
Washington, D.C. “The DC-8 is a national
asset, and we look forward to expanding its
use in both the educational and research communities.”
“We are delighted UND will be operating
NASA’s DC-8, a premier scientific resource,
for the benefit of the entire world,”
said President Charles Kupchella. “This
is a natural collaboration because of the strengths,
abilities, and interests of our science and
educational programs in environmental, atmospheric,
aviation, and engineering sciences.”
The DC-8 has been part of NASA science programs
since 1986. It has supported satellite validation,
Earth science studies, and the development of
remote sensing techniques for space-based observing
systems. It has operated from several NASA centers
and deployed worldwide to support research including
ozone depletion, tropical rainforest ecology,
hurricane studies, and ice sheets. Its most
recent campaign was to New England last January
to support arctic ozone studies and validation
of NASA’s Aura satellite.
UND is home to the Northern Great Plains Center
for People and the Environment, which will have
oversight for the NSERC. The university is also
home to the largest collegiate aviation program
in the United States. UND’s John D. Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences maintains and operates
120 aircraft throughout the country, including
80 aircraft in Grand Forks. The Odegard School
supports aviation, atmospheric sciences, space
studies and computer science education activities.
Through the agreement, the University will maintain,
operate and manage educational and science flight
missions. NASA retains operational control responsibilities
including safety, airworthiness and mission
For more information about NASA and agency programs,
Letter lists summer schedule
University Letter will be published
every other week during the summer. Publication
dates are: 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,
professor receives award
Her work in the new and ballooning
field of nanotechnology has earned a prestigious
Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award
for physics professor Juana Moreno. Oak Ridge
Associated Universities (ORAU) awarded only
26 young faculty members from throughout the
nation with the award this year.
Moreno’s work is directly connected to
the search for new devices for processing and
storing computer information — a search
that she says is driven by the demand for smaller,
faster, cheaper, more capable computers. As
she wrote in support of her nomination for the
award: “The process of converting signals
from the magnetic storage unit (hard-disk) to
the electric processing unit (CPU) increases
both the size of the computer and its latency.
This is an obstacle that needs to be overcome;
spintronic devices sustaining spin-polarized
currents hold the promise of integrating both
storage and processing capabilities.”
The answer is to remove the need to move from
the hard drive to the CPU to process the information.
The answer is spintronics, which utilizes the
spin of the electrons to handle information.
Current systems use an approach that allows
for only two variables: on and off. Hence, the
binary computer system of zeros and ones. But
a spintronic approach would utilize four variables
— a quadrinary instead of a binary approach
— which would significantly increase the
speed of the processing, as well as decrease
the amount of space needed for storage. That
would be a win-win scenario, according to Moreno,
who is working with ferromagnetic semiconductors.
But there are challenges. One problem is that
the magnetism takes place at such low temperatures
that currently liquid nitrogen is needed to
provide enough cooling. “My research is
to figure out how to increase the temperature
at which the magnetism occurs — how to
increase it to room temperature so that all
of these possibilities can be explored,”
Moreno uses computer modeling through high-performance
computing to explore the many variables involved.
“My work is to explore the parameters
to find out which are the best” she said.
That’s a bit like Thomas Edison and his
staff trying to find the right filament for
the lightbulb, she conceded. For example, she
has to explore different arrangements —
different “sandwiches” — of
Moreno and her colleagues — “it’s
a collaboration process”— at Oak
Ridge National Laboratory and elsewhere are
doing basic research on spintronics. Their work
will likely have commercial applications in
the future, helping to dramatically increase
the speed and reduce the size of computerized
equipment we all will take for granted. But
for now, Moreno is happy to be helping to solve
the speed/storage capacity problem at the elemental
level. And Oak Ridge Universities Associates,
which has recognized the value of her work,
is happy to lend her a helping hand.
reception honors LaVonne Johnson
A retirement reception will
be held in honor of LaVonne Johnson, administrative
officer, Office of the Dean, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Tuesday, June 14, at the School
of Medicine and Health Sciences Vennes Atrium.
Johnson, who began at the medical school in
August 1978, has worked in the departments of
internal medicine, surgery, and the dean’s
office. She is retiring after serving the medical
school for almost 27 years. Please join us as
we wish her well in her retirement.
– H. David Wilson, vice president for
health affairs and dean
exhibitions open at Museum
On Tuesday, June 14,
the North Dakota Museum of Art will open Part
II of a series of commissions and exhibitions
in the Emptying Out of the Plains series. Jon
Solinger of Moorhead was commissioned by the
Museum to create a photo series on shelterbelts.
He began working in black and white film but
has added a second series of digital color photographs.
Both series incorporate ideas of land usage
along with a record of the life of trees in
the Red River Valley. Shelterbelts, originally
planted after the Dust Bowl era, are now fully
mature. Row upon row of old trees are currently
being removed to make way for contemporary agricultural
practices, often replaced by new single-row
stands of trees. Solinger documents all of these
Kathryn Lipke-Vigessa, originally from Cooperstown,
N.D., but now of Vermont and Montreal, will
unveil her companion work, a half-hour documentary
video about shelterbelts and the conflict between
historic and contemporary farming practices.
Greg Blair, a recent MFA graduate of the art
department, is creating a memorial to trees
once thriving in North Dakota but now extinct.
He will also build a museum model of a tree
in the Museum Garden. In creating the work he
asked himself how a museum would display a tree
specimen. His answer: treat it like a dinosaur.
Blair grew up south of Edmonton, Alberta, in
the foothills of the Rocky Mountains.
Aganetha Dyck, a Manitoba artist from a Mennonite
farm family, is creating a work in collaboration
with a working hive of 50,000 bees. The bees
will move between their vitrine-home inside
of the museum and the out-of-doors. Their movements
are fully controlled by the museum installation
as they gradually turn a model of a deserted
farmhouse into a honeycomb work of art. Visitors
to the Museum will be able to follow their work
over the course of the summer. Her collaborator,
Richard Dyck, will exhibit images made by placing
his scanner inside the beehive to record firsthand
the bees at work.
— North Dakota Museum of Art
ed board meets June 16-17
The State Board of Higher Education
will meet Thursday and Friday, June
16-17, at UND. An agenda is posted
several days before the meeting at www.ndus.edu
under State Board of Higher Education.
– Jan Orvik, editor
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
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,
school closed June 20
The graduate school will be closed Monday, June
20, for a day-long planning meeting.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
Below are U2 workshops for June 27
- July 8. Visit our web site
for additional workshops. Reserve your seat
by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail,
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.
- 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.
- HTML, Creating a Web Page Using
HTML: July 6 and 8, 8:30 to 11 a.m.,
361 Upson II (five hours total). Learn how
to create a web page with Hyper-Text Markup
Language, graphics, and links. Presenter:
- GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: July 7,
10 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II. Students will
navigate through the GroupWise environment,
create and send messages; reply to and forward
messages; use the address book, create a personal
address book, create a mail group, work with
calendar, schedule posted appointments and
recurring events, work with junk mail folder
and other mail handling features. Presenter:
— Julie Sturges, U2 program.
training focuses on disasters
A BORDERS Alert and Ready training
opportunity will be held June 28-30.
We will provide “Core Concepts of Disasters
and Terrorist Events: Medical Issues and Response”
at Camp Grafton, Devils Lake. We have had numerous
requests for this training, and are pleased
to offer it at little or no cost to participants
because of support from the North Dakota Department
Please share the news about this upcoming training
with others in your workplace. Anyone wishing
to register for the event may do so by logging
on to the www.bordersalertandready.com web site.
An electronic application form is found on the
first page of the web site. Applications will
be accepted until June 10.
If you have further questions, call (701) 780-5911.
– Sue Applegren, onsite training coordinator,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences BORDERS
counseling available through TIAA-CREF
TIAA-CREF has posted dates for
one-on-one counseling sessions Tuesday
through Thursday, June 28-30. These
45-minute sessions with a consultant from the
TIAA-CREF Denver regional office are available
for you to discuss your current plan, tax sheltering,
rollovers, investment performance or retirement
options. To register for an appointment go to
then go to meetings/counseling
or call Jess Lentfer at 800-842-2009, ext. 2328.
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,
777-3322, or e-mail email@example.com
items due for July 13 IRB meeting
The institutional review board
will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July
13, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider
all research proposals submitted to the office
of research development and compliance before
Friday, July 1. Proposals received later will
be considered only if a quorum has reviewed
them and time permits.
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by
the clinical medical subcommittee before being
brought to the full board. Proposals for these
projects are due in RD&C Friday, June 24.
Minutes from the meeting will be available in
RD&C approximately one week after the meeting.
– John Madden (communication sciences
and disorders), chair, institutional review
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
engineering camp planned
An Environmental Engineering Camp will be held
Monday through Friday, July 25-29,
from 9 a.m. to noon for middle school students
at the engineering school, Upson Hall II. Students
will discover how environmental and chemical
engineering basics affect our changing world
in hands-on activities with UND engineering
students. Cost is $75 per student; register
now and save $25.
Registrations received by June 15 are just $50.
E-mail questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Payments, including camper’s name, address,
telephone number and e-mail address, should
be sent to Dakota Science Center, PO Box 5023,
Grand Forks, ND 58206. Please specify engineering
camp. Look for us at the NOVAC booth at ArtFest
for more summer program information.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Laura Eider,
Dakota Science Center
to conduct aircraft accident investigation courses
The UND Aerospace Foundation and the Air Line
Pilots Association, in a cooperative effort,
will conduct two separate, two and one-half
day aircraft accident investigation courses
at the Grand Forks International Airport on
June 7-9 and Aug. 30 to Sept. 1. The course
is designed to provide an advanced level of
instruction to individuals who may participate
in aviation accident investigations conducted
by the National Transportation Safety Board
and the Federal Aviation Administration.
Over 30 airline pilots from around the U.S.
and Canada are expected to participate in each
course, which will use actual aircraft wreckage
donated by a firm in California. The wreckage
“site” will be recreated south of
the flight operations facility and used specifically
for investigative training techniques.
This course is also offered to a select group
of aviation employees and a limited number of
aviation students who have completed aviation
safety courses at UND. Aviation aircraft manufacturers
who have expressed interest in this type of
course and training will also attend.
For further information, contact me. –
Dana Siewert, UND Aerospace, director of aviation
safety, 777-7895, email@example.com,
or check out http://www.aero.und.edu/.
— UND Aerospace
named interim chair of occupational therapy
Janet Jedlicka has been appointed interim chair
of occupational therapy at the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
Jedlicka will take over for Sue McIntyre, who
is retiring June 30. McIntyre, who joined the
UND OT faculty as an instructor in1967, has
served as chair of the department since 1981.
“Sue McIntyre is greatly responsible for
the outstanding department with an excellent
national reputation,” said H. David Wilson,
dean, School of Medicine, “and for producing
more than 60 percent of the occupational therapists
in North Dakota.”
Jedlicka joined the OT faculty as an associate
professor in January 2003. She came to UND from
the Medical College of Georgia in Columbus,
where she was an assistant professor of occupational
therapy. Her area of interest is in teaching
“She is a proven leader,” Wilson
said, “and has significant administrative
experience, including previously chairing an
occupational therapy department. I’m confident
the department will benefit from Dr. Jedlicka’s
leadership during this interim period.”
Jedlicka, who grew up in Bismarck and graduated
from Century High School there, earned a bachelor’s
degree in occupational therapy and a bachelor’s
degree in Spanish, both from UND in 1982. She
holds a master’s degree in occupational
therapy, specializing in mental health, earned
in 1988 from New York University. She completed
her doctoral degree in higher education and
leadership in 1995 at the University of Mississippi.
UND’s OT program provides education leading
to a Master of Occupational Therapy degree.
Its faculty also offers a satellite degree program,
developed and launched in 1992, in cooperation
with Casper, Wyo., College.
An eight-member search committee, headed by
Ed Carlson, professor and chair of anatomy and
cell biology, is in the process of seeking and
reviewing applications for a permanent chair
of occupational therapy.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
ELS language centers have opportunities
available for individuals and families to host
international students for a period of four
weeks to one year. Host families provide the
student with a private room, meals, and transportation
to and from UND. Families receive $460 per month
to host ELS students. Please contact Joni Duckworth
at (701) 746-6613.
ELS English language centers is an intensive
English language program that provides classes
for students seeking to build academic skills
necessary to enter a U.S. university. Further,
this program can serve to help recruit international
students to UND or other universities by allowing
them access to intensive language programs on
college campuses before they have achieved the
language skills necessary for entry into higher
education. ELS also serves businesses seeking
to train employees with the language skills
needed for international business goals or for
non-native English speakers needing to upgrade
their language proficiency. Students passing
ELS level 112 can gain entry into UND without
taking the TOEFL. For more information about
ELS, please contact me.
— Jill Shafer, director, ELS language
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 with
disabilities. The requirements are detailed
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
return wellness assessments
Hopefully you have all received
your campus wellness assessments via intercampus
mail. The results of the assessments will assist
us greatly in providing the best possible wellness
programming for the entire UND community.
As a sign of our appreciation, we will include
the names of all those returning the assessment
in a drawing for a bike and helmet package valued
at over $300! The assessment will take 10 to
15 minutes to complete and may be returned free
through intercampus mail to the wellness center,
Box 8365, by Wednesday, June 15.
There was some confusion in the printing process
and the campus addresses were stamped on the
back of the blue return sheet. It is not our
desire to match any names with completed assessments.
Please feel free to discard the blue page and
simply return the assessment to the wellness
center. For those of you who have already returned
the assessment, the blue page will simply be
destroyed. If you have any questions or comments,
please feel free to contact Scott Doty at 777-2943.
– Wellness center
projects begins June 13
Two construction projects are
tentatively scheduled to begin the week of the
A new storm sewer will extend from the north
end of Odegard Hall, south along Tulane Drive,
east through the facilities parking lot, down
Manitoba Ave., then across Stanford Road and
through the Chester Fritz parking lot, across
Yale Drive into the English Coulee.
The second project, installing new electrical
distribution, will take place along Campus Road
(north side next to Upson I and II and Leonard)
beginning at the visitor parking lot, extending
east to Cornell Street and across to the south
end of Starcher Hall.
Volunteer needs don’t
stop when the students leave campus. The following
volunteer opportunities are available for interested
persons: the Salvation Army needs help unloading
the food truck on Monday, June 13;
call 775-2597 for details. The Chamber of Commerce
is collecting DVDs to send to the ND Army National
Guard F Battery Troops - the DVDs need to be
PG - NC 17 rated, no bootlegs, or they can be
books on DVD. Please bring your donations to
the Volunteer Bridge office on or before June
14 and they will be delivered to the
Chamber June 15. The Empire Arts Center is seeking
volunteers to help with theatrical productions.
Please call Mark at 746-5500 for details. The
Salvation Army’s back-to-school supplies
drive is under way and donations can be left
at the Volunteer Bridge office. All donations
must be received on or before Aug. 11 for delivery
to the Salvation Army office the next day. The
Volunteer Bridge office is Room 113A on the
main floor of the Memorial Union. For more information,
please contact me.
— Linda Rains, coordinator, volunteer
services and programming, 777-4076
Arts Center to host second Summer Sounds series
The Empire Arts Center will
host four live music productions in June and
July to showcase local artists and their talents.
The Summer Sounds series is seeking jazz, blues,
folk, and rock artists who are interested in
performing for the Greater Grand Forks community.
Although the musicians will be unpaid, this
is a great opportunity for local artists to
get experience and for their music to be heard.
The Summer Sounds series was started in 2004
to provide an opportunity for local musicians,
especially those that do not usually have a
place to perform. Shows will be held on four
consecutive Tuesdays in June and July. Between
two and four soloists or groups will perform
If you are interested in performing, please
contact Erika or Mark at (701) 746-5500 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Empire Arts Center
leave requested for Gerald Frolich
Leave donations are sought for Gerald Frolich,
building services technician, facilities. He
and his family thank you for your generosity.
Please send a donated sick leave form to Patti
Schmidt, Box 9032 if you are interested in donating
leave (you can get the form by going to the
Payroll Office web site at www.und.edu/dept/payroll,
then click on forms).
– Patti Schmidt, facilities
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
of used books, media sought
The American Association of University Women
(AAUW) needs your used, donated books, working
CDs, DVDs, VHS tapes, and records, etc. Please
drop off at: 2420 Ninth Ave. N., Grand Forks,
or call one of the following numbers: 772-0247,
772-1622, 775-9468, or 795-9808 for pick-up.
– Dianne Stam, University Learning Center,
777-4406, for AAUW
sought for nutrition/memory study
In collaboration with James Penland of the Grand
Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and
Patricia Moulton of the UND Center for Rural
Health, we are recruiting younger adults, age
21 to 35, and older adults, age 60 to 80, to
participate in a study of the effects of nutritional
status on age differences in memory performance.
The study takes about three hours to complete.
The testing will occur at the Human Nutrition
Research Center in Grand Forks. You will be
paid $25 for your participation.
Your scores will be completely confidential
and will not be associated with your name; you
will be given a subject number and your name
will not be used. Participation will be limited
to those without any previous history of a stroke,
multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease.
If you are interested in scheduling a time to
participate or in finding out more about the
study, please call Brian VanFossen at 777-9925.
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology
sought for study on beans and health
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Research Center is seeking men and women, ages
18 to 55, for a 16-week nutrition study that
will determine how the addition of beans to
a diet can affect colon health. Earn up to $1,000.
Colon cancer is the second most common form
of cancer in the United States and is closely
associated with dietary factors.
The study is open to smokers and non-smokers,
women who are on birth control pills, and people
of all weights.
One group of participants will be allowed to
be on medications to treat diabetes, high blood
pressure and high cholesterol. The men in this
group must have waist sizes greater than or
equal to 38 inches. The women in this group
must have waist sizes greater than or equal
to 35 inches.
A second group of participants with waist sizes
smaller than 38 inches (for men) and 35 inches
(for women) must be on NO medications other
than birth control pills for women.
During the course of the study, participants
will continue to eat the meals and drink the
beverages they enjoy with minor restrictions.
For 12 weeks of the 16-week study, they will
eat an additional entrée each day, provided
by the Center. The entrée will either
be a non-bean meal or contain a standard serving
of beans, half a cup.
For more information, please call 795-8396 or
apply online at www.gfhnrc.ars.usda.gov.
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition
Center now offers toddler care
The University Children’s
Center, which is located on campus at 525 Stanford
Road, now offers toddler care, (2-year olds).
Applications are currently being accepted for
all age groups: 2-5. Children are cared for
in small groups by teachers with degrees in
early childhood education or a related field.
A day at the University Children’s Center
includes a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack,
a choice of rest or nap time, planned large
and small group activities, and opportunities
to play outdoors. Parents are always welcome
to join their children for part of the day.
Toddler rates (2-3 year olds): full day, $25;
half day, $20.
Pre-school rates (3-5): full day, $22; half
day, $16; Head Start p.m., $18; hourly rate,
$3 for additional care); academic year registration
fee, $30; summer registration fee, $20.
For additional information, please call 777-3947.
You may also visit the UCC web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— JoAnne Yearwood, director, University
walking trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed
and need a break? Want to get in shape? Want
to become renewed and invigorated when outside?
Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with
Rick Tonder, associate director of facilities,
has created 14 walking/running trails for the
UND campus. The trails, approximately one mile
in length, cover most regions of campus and
can be interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk.
Three of the trails are indoor routes for year-round
School of Medicine loop even includes stair
climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and
Memorial Union and online at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in
America. College campuses are not immune. Let’s
lower the risk at UND. Get active, get fit,
and get healthy. See you on the trails.
– Wellness Center, 777-6476