University Letter
VOLUME 40, NUMBER 87: June 13, 2003
Center for Rural Health partners with communities
University Letter lists summer schedule
Reception will honor Peggy Kiel
Enjoy “An Evening at the Empire”
North Valley Arts Council hosts “Arts in Action Square”
Air Force Base presents Juneteenth celebration
Center for Innovation offers small business workshops
Nordic summer fest planned for June 21
Agenda items due for July 9 IRB meeting
Doctoral examination set for Timothy John Harms
Museum lists calendar events

Use new forms for student evaluations of teaching
Medical faculty receive awards
Chester Fritz Library grants 2003 Merrifield competition award
Send farewell wishes to Susan Johnson
PAC-W honors Sara Hanhan
Attendance strong at Ralph Engelstad Arena
Please note software license updates
ConnectND corner
Volunteers sought for study of women's bone health
Children needed as research participants
Men sought to assist with self defense instruction
U2 workshops listed for June 23 - July 11
Donated leave sought for Pat Hoeper, Colleen Clauthier
June 25 is Denim Day
Space available for children's summer art camp
Museum Cafe announces new summer menu
NoVAC coordinator position available on campus

Deadlines listed for Senate scholarly activities grants
Research, grant opportunities listed


Center for Rural Health partners with communities

Rural residents in four North Dakota communities will learn to drive more safely on rural roads and highways because of funding obtained through the Center for Rural Health and training conducted in cooperation with the North Dakota Department of Transportation.

The Partners for Rural Traffic Safety project includes the UND Center for Rural Health and North Dakota Department of Transportation offices in Devils Lake, Dickinson, Stanley and Williston. The communities develop skills through education and training activities and grassroots initiatives designed to enhance rural traffic safety.

Each community received $5,000 to offset costs of implementing the project.

The project focuses on communities’ responses to rural traffic safety issues and will demonstrate that rural communities can take charge and increase seat belt use and child safety seat use, according to Mary Wakefield, director of the Center for Rural Health. The community team has five representatives from health, business, education and religious sectors and the community who work together on this effort.

“The goals of the Partners for Rural Traffic Safety project are to encourage local participation to increase seat belt use and save lives of rural residents and their children,” Wakefield said, “and to increase partnerships with communities, state agencies, organizations and others in a well-coordinated effort.”

Following the campaign, an evaluation will take place in each community to determine the success of the project.

– Center for Rural Health.


University Letter lists summer schedule

University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Publication dates are: June 13 and 27, July 11 and 25, Aug. 8, 22, and 29. 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,


Reception will honor Peggy Kiel

A hale and farewell retirement party at 2 p.m. Thursday, June 12, in the Woodworth Room, Wilkerson Dining Center, will honor Peggy Kiel, who has been with Dining Services since 1974. Please join us as we wish her well.

– Linda Oldroyd, Dining Services.


Enjoy “An Evening at the Empire”

Celebrate summer and the arts by attending “An Evening at the Empire,” part of the Grand Cities Arts Fest. The evening will bring together many of the elements of the Arts Fest in one location Saturday, June 14, from 6 to 9 p.m.

Art work from several artists with booths at Arts Fest will be on display and available for purchase that evening. More art will also be available in a silent auction at the Empire from 6 p.m. until approximately 8 p.m., with three sets of tables closing five minutes apart. All items purchased from the art display or in the silent auction will be available to take home at the end of the evening. Some of the artists are expected to attend the “Evening at the Empire.”

A variety of local musical talent will play during the evening. Canadian Prairie Home will take the stage at 6:15 p.m., doing covers of Bob Dylan and Neil Young songs; the Prairie Dog Players from East Grand Forks will do a set of Broadway songs starting at 7:15 p.m.; and Peat Moss will close the evening with the blues. Food will be supplied by Kim Holmes and Sanders 1907. A cash bar and soft drinks will also be available.
Tickets for “An Evening at the Empire” are $10; advance tickets are available at Hugo’s stores in Grand Forks. Tickets will also be available at the door.

– Mark Landa, Empire Arts Center, 746-5500,


North Valley Arts Council hosts “Arts in Action Square”

The North Valley Arts Council (NoVAC) will host live artist demonstrations at NoVAC Arts in Action Square, 4th Street and DeMers in downtown Grand Forks as part of the Grand Cities Arts Fest Saturday and Sunday, June 14 and 15. The square will feature area artists and crafters demonstrating weaving, spinning, felting, quilt making, glass blowing, pottery and more. Visitors can stop by our display for more information about area art and cultural organizations. Drawings will be held throughout the weekend for door prizes.

– Jan Orvik, Editor, for NoVAC.


Air Force Base presents Juneteenth celebration

The Grand Forks Air Force Base will present its Juneteenth celebration Saturday, June 14, at the Base. Enjoy free hot dogs, hamburgers, side dishes, and soda. Adults are invited to play softball and card games, while children may take part in jump castle, arts and crafts, and face painting. Come out and celebrate with the AACA for an important day in history.

– Jan Orvik, Editor, for A1C Tawana Carter 747-5791, Grand Forks Air Force Base.


Center for Innovation offers small business workshops

The Center for Innovation will offer Small Business Innovation Research/Small Business Technology Transfer (SBIR/STTR) workshops June 18 and 19. The SBIR/STTR Phase I proposal preparation workshop Wednesday, June 18, will be presented by Jim and Gail Greenwood, nationally recognized SBIR proposal-writing experts from Florida. They will present a comprehensive overview of SBIR and STTR (including recent changes in both programs) and a detailed discussion of a recommended four-step process for developing a competitive Phase I proposal. It is open to potential and experienced SBIR/STTR companies, as well as those who serve them. Participants will be entitled to a free proposal review by the Greenwoods, a service that would otherwise cost $500. (Details provided at the workshop.)

Tentative Agenda
12:30 to 12:45 p.m., registration, welcome, introductions; 12:45 to 1:45 p.m., overview of SBIR program; 1:45 to 2:15 p.m., recent changes in the SBIR program; 3 to 3:30 p.m., overview of the STTR program; 3:30 to 3:45 p.m., break; 3:45 to 5 p.m., proposal strategy; 5 to 6:15 p.m., instructions, tips for proposal preparation; 6:15 to 6:45 p.m., dinner break; 6:45 to 7:30 p.m., critique of actual SBIR proposal; 7:30 to 7:45 p.m., North Dakota program to assist SBIR companies; 7:45 to 8 p.m., questions and answers, evaluation.
The SBIR/STTR cost proposal and accounting workshop Thursday, June 19, will also be presented by the Greenwoods. They will focus on how to develop a defensible and accurate cost proposal for your SBIR project, and will cover related topics such as indirect rates, unallowable expenses, and audits.

Tentative Agenda
8:45 to 9 a.m., registration, welcome and introductions; 9 to 10 a.m., basic government accounting concepts; 10 to 10:15 a.m., break; 10:15 to 10:30 a.m., the FAR and its importance; 10:30 to 11:15 a.m., format of the cost proposal; 11:15 to 12:15 p.m., keeping track of your expenses and estimating costs, part 1; 12:15 to 12:45 p.m., networking lunch; 12:45 to 1:30 p.m., cost proposal formats of different SBIR/STTR agencies; 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., exercise, preparing a basic Phase I SBIR cost proposal; 2:30 to 3 p.m., a word about audits of SBIR/STTR projects; 3 to 3:15 p.m., final questions and answers, evaluation.

Cost is $50 per workshop or $80 for both. Contact Steph Blair at, 777-3132, for more information

– Center for Innovation.


Nordic summer fest planned for June 21

The UND Nordic Initiative committee will host a Nordic summer fest focusing on “Bridging the Gap,” Saturday, June 21, 5 p.m. to dark, in the Grand Forks Town Square, DeMers Ave. and Third St. The summer fest will feature Nordic culture and heritage.

Events include dancing, music, videos, crafts, wreath making, booths, book signing by Rakel Erickson, a visit from the delegation of our sister city of Saarsborg, Norway, genealogy, trip planning, maypole, and bonfire, festive food, and more. For more information, call Shelle Michaels at 777-9424.

– UND Nordic Initiative.


Agenda items due for July 9 IRB meeting

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in 10/12 Swanson Hall, to consider all research proposals submitted to the Office of Research and Program Development before Monday, June 30. 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 the Office of Research and Program Development Monday, June 23.
Notes from the meeting will be available in ORPD approximately one week after the meeting.

– John Madden (Communication Sciences and Disorders), Chair, Institutional Review Board.


Doctoral examination set for Timothy John Harms

The final examination for Timothy John Harms, a candidate for the Ph.D. with a major in teaching and learning: research methodologies, is set for 6 p.m. Wednesday, July 9, in Room 305, Education Building. The dissertation title is “Analysis of Minnesota Students’ Mathematical Literacy on TIMSS, NAEP, and MN BST.” John D. Williams (educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.
Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.


Museum lists calendar events

Following is a list of exhibitions, musical events, concerts, and more at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Postponed: POW and Internment Camps

Through July 25: Michael Boyd and Mark Klett
Boyd, Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, is creating a mural about contemporary Indian life. He will be working in the east gallery of the Museum and the public is invited to drop by and observe. In the same gallery there will be photographic murals of American Indian shields on rock art by Mark Klett. This Native American exhibition is showing in conjunction with the Continental Harmony Premier.

Through July 25: Thorarin Snowfield
This exhibition is a retrospective of the paintings of the late North Dakotan artist Thorarin Snowfield. His parents immigrated from Iceland to Manitoba, Canada, and then settled in the Icelandic community of Mountain, N.D. His paintings were collected by family members and neighbors, or traded for goods and services. Local physicians, the mail carrier, the owner of the dry goods store, all came to own his work. The exhibition is collected from those original owners.

Aug. 3 - Sept. 28: Ann Hamilton and Michael Mercil
The Museum will present a collaborative exhibition by these two artists, married to each other, with deep family ties to North Dakota. Hamilton, known throughout the western world for her sophisticated installation work, will collaborate with Mercil. She represented the U. S. in the 1997 and 1999 Venice Biennials. Although, in the past they have combined forces on ideas and public installations, this will be the first time Hamilton will exhibit work together with Mercil.

June 24, 7:30 p.m. - Jim Popejoy, vibraphone, and Jeff Avinson, guitar;
July 8, 7:30 p.m. -
July 15, 7:30 p.m. - 4 Below Zero
July 22, 7:30 p.m. -
July 29, 7:30 p.m.

SunDog Jazz Fest - Saturday, Sept. 13; details to be announced.
Museum Concert Series
Sunday, Sept. 14, 2 p.m. - Daedalus Quartet
Sunday, Oct. 26, 2 p.m. - Claremont Trio
Sunday, Feb. 29, 2 p.m. - Dorian Wind Quintet
Sunday, March 28, 2 p.m. - American violinist, Nicolas Kendal
Sunday, April 18, 2 p.m. - pianist, Antonio Pompa-Baldi

Other Events
Friday, Oct. 10 - Autumn Art Auction
Saturday, Jan 31 - Gala Benefit Dinner and Silent Art Auction

– North Dakota Museum of Art


Use new forms for student evaluations of teaching

Beginning this summer, the new University Student Assessment of Teaching (USAT) form will be used. Academic departments have received a copy of the new form and are reminded to recycle any remaining old evaluation forms. Directions have also been sent to the chairs for faculty to administer the USAT form. If you have questions about any procedures related to the new assessment form, please contact institutional research at 777-4358.

– Carmen Williams, Office of Institutional Research.


Medical faculty receive awards

Five medical school faculty recently received the following awards:

Thomas Jacobsen, clinical associate professor of family medicine and a family physician at Hettinger, was named the Rural Health Practitioner of the Year by the National Rural Health Association at Salt Lake City. The award recognizes a direct service provider for leadership in bringing health services to rural populations.

Annette Larson, assistant professor of family medicine with the physician assistant program, was named the PA Educator of the Year by the North Dakota Association of Physician Assistants in Fargo. She was recognized for her contributions as a physician assistant educator, her dedication to PA education, and devotion to students.

Stephen Wonderlich, professor and associate chair of neuroscience, co-director of the Eating Disorders Institute, and director of clinical research at the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute in Fargo, has received the school’s first William Crozier and Edith Magwood Fawcett Faculty Enhancement Award, which recognizes teaching, research and service. The award is funded by the Fawcett family.

Scott Charette, clinical assistant professor of surgery and surgeon at Altru Health System, Grand Forks, received the Wayne Swenson Award for Teaching Excellence. It recognizes surgical faculty members who demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching, and is named after Dr. Swenson, surgeon and professor emeritus of surgery in Bismarck.

James Mitchell, professor and chair of neuroscience, president and scientific director of the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, and co-director of the Eating Disorders Institute in Fargo, received the school’s H. David Wilson Academic Award in Neuroscience, which recognizes faculty who have established a sustained record of achievement in the neurosciences.

-- School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Chester Fritz Library grants 2003 Merrifield competition award

The Chester Fritz Library has awarded the 10th annual Merrifield Competition Award, a $1,500 scholarship, to Christina O’Leary Beam. The Merrifield Award recognizes outstanding scholarly research in historic documents held in the library’s Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Beam, a Grand Forks native, graduated from UND’s honors program with a major in English, and studied political science at Vassar College. Her paper, “No One Demanded It and No One Wanted It: Representations of a Lynching in Grand Forks, North Dakota,” examined text and photo sources for the 1882 lynching of Charles Thurber in Grand Forks. Beam is also the 2003 recipient of the George and Margaret Starcher Prize and the Julia Porter Cape scholarship. She plans to attend graduate school in 2004 and pursue a master’s degree in English or American studies.

The Merrifield Competition is named in honor of Webster Merrifield, UND’s first University librarian of record and president of the University from 1892 to 1909. A grant from the UND Alumni Association and Foundation enables the library to hold this annual competition.

A five-member jury reviewed the research papers submitted for the 2003 competition: Sandy Slater, head of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections; Kathleen Dixon, associate professor of English; Kenneth Hansen, associate professor of accounting; Janet Moen, professor of sociology and peace studies; and Ty Reese, assistant professor of history. The research papers were judged on quality of research, clarity and writing skill, and extent to which the author investigated primary sources.

– Sandy Slater, Head, Elwyn B. Robinson, Department of Special Collections, Chester Fritz Library.


Send farewell wishes to Susan Johnson

Susan Johnson, coordinator of student organizations, will leave her position at the Memorial Union June 20 to pursue her doctorate in higher education and student affairs at Indiana University. Farewells may be sent to, 777-3620.

A search for her replacement is currently under way. The position description is available at human resources; position number is 03-297 with an internal deadline of June 16.

– Bonnie Solberg, Associate Director, Memorial Union.


PAC-W honors Sara Hanhan

The President’s Advisory Council on Women’s Issues (PAC-W) honored Sara Hanhan (provost’s office) for her tireless efforts in enhancing the University of North Dakota for women and everyone. She will select $500 worth of books at the bookstore to benefit the University.

– Wendelin Hume, Co-Chair, PAC-W.


Attendance strong at Ralph Engelstad Arena

In its second year of operation, the Ralph Engelstad Arena is proving to be a great attraction for spectators. In the first eight months of the arena’s second year of business, over 400,000 paid visitors attended events at the Ralph. This surpasses the inaugural year total by over 70,000 patrons, with four months left in this event year.
Fans enjoyed an extended men’s hockey season with the addition of the Subway holiday tournament and a three-game play-off series with Denver in March, which aided the Sioux in leading the NCAA in total attendance. In addition, this was the inaugural year for the UND women’s hockey team. Other new sporting events included a world boxing event featuring Virgil Hill, the Midwestern synchronized skating championships, and the Region IV men’s gymnastics championships.

Fans of the Ralph were also treated to new events in 2002-03. The Minnesota Wild made their first appearance in North Dakota in October. Dennis Miller wowed the Homecoming crowd, and the Goo Goo Dolls played the first concert in the Olympic Center. Other events included Kenny Chesney in concert, a return performance from Stars on Ice, a first-time performance from the Harlem Globetrotters, and the Shrine Circus which made history as the most attended Shrine Circus ever in Grand Forks.

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Please note software license updates

The last day to submit site license software requests for this fiscal year will be June 20.

Below are the yearly product renewal cycles:
ESRI products are from July 1, 2003, through June 30, 2004.
Autodesk/AutoCad is Oct. 15, 2003, through Oct. 14, 2004.
PC-SAS: The current year’s contract with PC-SAS expired on Feb. 28. Renewals began March 1. There are no license fees.

New and renewed licenses must still be ordered on the regular ITSS software licensing order form. Please keep in mind that licenses that are not renewed will cease to function by the end of May. Renewing your license is the only way to keep PC-SAS functioning.

When ordering/renewing, please let us know which version you would like to install or renew by making a note in the comment section of the order form. There are six CDs in the 8.2 installation media set. If you wish to have an older version, contact our office and we will see if we are able to obtain the appropriate setinit. In most cases, we send only the most current version.

If you have questions regarding software licensing, please contact me.

– Carol Hjelmstad, ITSS, or 777-3171.


ConnectND corner

Following is information on the ConnectND project, which will replace the current administrative system. For more information, visit

Higher Education Board applauds ConnectND work
The North Dakota Board of Higher Education has adopted a resolution commending the effort and commitment involved in the cooperative effort by higher education and state government to implement the ConnectND project. Specifically, the resolution recognizes the personnel working directly or indirectly on the project for their commitment and professionalism.

State Board of Higher Education Resolution on ConnectND
Whereas, robust and efficient administrative systems are a cornerstone of any well-run enterprise, and;
Whereas, the ConnectND project represents a unique and cooperative implementation involving both higher education and state government, and;

Whereas, North Dakota is the first state in the nation to attempt integration of such a project with as broad a scope, and;

Whereas, a successful implementation will allow us to serve others better, promote continued colleagueship, and share best business practice in our processes;

Now, therefore, be it resolved, the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education recognizes:

1) the contribution our staff have made to future generations of North Dakotans,
2) the sacrifice these staff and their families have made to achieve the very aggressive time lines set out for the project, whether directly involved in the project or indirectly by carrying an extra burden for those who participate directly,
3) the commitment to task that all have shown in the face of a very short implementation time line,
4) the professionalism demonstrated in reaching decisions that are in the best interest of the state, student and System,
5) the financial contributions of the state and students, and
6) the diligence applied by all to ensure the job is done right.

– Jan Orvik, with information from the ConnectND project.


Volunteers sought for study of women’s bone health

Osteoporosis affects 28 million Americans and costs over $14 billion annually. Half of women over the age of 50 will have an osteoporosis-related fracture in their lifetime.

Researchers at the USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center want to know if taking minerals, such as copper and zinc, with calcium supplements are more effective in protecting bones compared to calcium alone in postmenopausal women.

Participants will receive calcium and multivitamin supplements free for two years. In addition, they will receive either a copper/zinc supplement or a placebo. Follow-up tests can be done in Grand Forks or Fargo, depending on participants’ choice of location.

Postmenopausal women, ages 51-80, are encouraged to take part in this study. Medications that do not interfere with calcium absorption, such as synthroid and statins, are acceptable. Participants can earn $750!

For more information, call (701) 795-8181 or visit

– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.


Children needed as research participants

Tom Petros (psychology) is seeking to recruit children between 7 and 12 years of age to participate in a study of the effect of time of day on tests of planning, problem solving, and sustained attention. The study takes 60-90 minutes to complete. The testing will occur from 8 to 10 a.m. or 3 to 5 p.m., on weekends or after school, or on school holidays. Your child will be asked to take a short vocabulary test, and be asked to solve problems and participate in a test of sustained attention on a personal computer. You as the parent will be asked to complete several short questionnaires about your child’s typical behavior, eating patterns and sleeping patterns. Your child will be paid $10 for participation in the study. The scores from your child’s testing will be completely confidential and will not be associated with your child’s name. Children who participate must not be taking any medication, except that for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). If you and your child are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in finding out more about the study, please call me.

– Tom Petros, Professor of Psychology, 777-3260.


Men sought to assist with self defense instruction

The women’s center is seeking up to five men to assist with the IMPACT self defense program at UND and within the region. IMPACT is a nationally acclaimed self-defense program taught by female-male teams. The male instructors support the general instruction and technique drill groups and serve as simulated assailants. The UND Women’s Center is the first group in the U.S. to offer this extremely effective program for college credit and has taught more than 500 college, high school and community women in the last three years. Men who apply need not have any prior self defense experience.

The qualities desired are:
• a reasonable level of physical fitness
• a desire to help women of all ages deal with issues of violence.
All applicants are required to complete the following prior to teaching:
• entry interview and information session
• witness a ‘basics course’ being taught (TBD, July)
• complete the instructor training program (TBD, August)

Each man who goes through the instructor training program will be provided with a $2,000 state-of-the-art protective suit. For more information please contact the Women’s Center at 777-4300 (Patty or Kay) or 772-5797 (ask for Tom, evenings only).

– Women’s Center.


U2 workshops listed for June 23 - July 11

Below are U2 workshops for June 23 - June 30 and July 1 - July 11. Visit our web site for additional workshops in July and August.

Please reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; fax, 777-2140; e-mail,; or online, When registering, please include workshop title and date, name and position, department and box number, phone number and 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.
*NEW* Walking the Talk: Tuesday and Thursday, June 24 and 26, 1 to 2:30 p.m., Christus Rex lounge (limited seating, register early). Find out how to talk with your child about alcohol and other drugs by attending a free program for parents. Presenters: Amy Brooks and Jodie Goetz-Olson, youth diversion specialists, Lutheran Social Services of North Dakota. Please attend all sessions in this series.

Don’t Get Burned . . .: Tuesday, June 24, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters: Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health, and Mike Powers, facilities.

Better Safe Than Sorry: Thursday, June 26, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., 17 Swanson Hall. This awareness workshop will cover general safety issues that all employees should be familiar with regardless of their position. Topics will include: fire safety, incident reporting, safe lifting, ergonomics, hazardous materials, personal protective equipment, and reporting emergencies. Presenter: Jason Uhlir, safety and environmental health.

Defensive Driving: Wednesday, July 9, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.

– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant.


Donated leave sought for Pat Hoeper, Colleen Clauthier

Donated leave is sought for Pat Hoeper and Colleen Clauthier, both of whom are administrative secretaries at the INMED program. If you are willing to donate leave, please send the donation form to Nancy Martin, INMED, Box 9037. The donation forms are available from her at 777-3093 or in the human resources office, 777-4361, 313 Twamley Hall. Thank you in advance for your generosity.

– Nancy Martin, INMED.


June 25 is Denim Day

It’s the last Wednesday of the month – that means June 25 is Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your button, and “go casual.” All proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.

– Patsy Nies, Enrollment Services, 777-3791, for the Denim Day Committee.


Space available for children’s summer art camp

There is still time to enlist children in an unpredictable adventure for the summer. The summer arts camps are starting to fill up, but two sessions still have openings: Sue Fink’s “Nature and Art” will allow children to explore nature and create masterpieces by drawing and painting the things they see and find. This session is held from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. In Kim Fink’s “Puppet Making” we will create different kinds of puppets using wild and colorful techniques. This session is held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Classes are open to ages 6 -12 and are limited to 20 students. Costs are $85 per week for members and $95 for non-members. Students will work with professional artists. Children must bring a lunch; morning and afternoon snacks are provided.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


Museum Café announces new summer menu

The café at the North Dakota Museum of Art is offering delicious new sandwiches and salads including the cosmo chicken sandwich topped with provolone cheese and cranberry relish, the Southwest roast beef sandwich with fresh-sliced radishes and provolone cheese on a warm baguette with a side of cilantro dipping sauce, and the DC chicken salad with seasoned chicken, fresh greens, apples, currants, red onions and celery topped with almonds. As always, the café will continue to offer a variety of some of the most savory soups in town and an assortment of delicious entrees including our caprise sandwich and fresh quiche.

The Museum café and coffee shop, located in the lower level of the Museum, serves a full luncheon menu from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The coffee is always available from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Don’t forget to take advantage of the “5 for $25 club card.” This punch card is good for five daily specials with beverage, tax included.

House specialty drinks and coffee, as well as sodas, juices, teas and our ever-popular home-made fresh strawberry pie, chocolate dipped chocolate chip cookies, and ice cream mudd pie are served throughout the day. Whole pies are specially priced for take-out with a one-day advance notice, to ensure freshness.

Reservations are accepted for small or large groups and the Museum conference room is available if your full party is ordering. Credit cards and department billings are accepted. Call-ahead service and take-out orders are available. High tea is also available with a minimum two-day reservation, at a charge of $8 per person.
The café is managed and operated by Liz Stempinski. Call 777-4195 for more information or reservations.
Please note that the Museum Café’ will be closed June 26

- July 11 for summer break. It will reopen Monday, July 14. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


NoVAC coordinator position available on campus

The part-time position of administrative coordinator, North Valley Arts Council (NoVAC) is available on campus. Please feel free to pass it on to anyone you feel might be interested.

The NoVAC board is seeking an administrative coordinator to run the one-person office and help NoVAC achieve its mission, which is to support arts and culture for the citizens of the Greater Grand Forks area through advocacy, service, and education.

The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, self-confident professional who can function autonomously while making decisions that accurately represent the views of the board. Hours are flexible: 20 to 25 per week, with a salary of $1,150 per month. A bachelor’s degree and relevant experience are preferred.

Approximately one-third of time will be spent on clerical duties, with the remainder coordinating information between both arts organizations and individuals. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, developing a budget, coordinating an arts calendar (both printed and electronic), serving as point person for communication, compiling and writing a newsletter, maintaining the NoVAC web site, researching and writing grants, and administering the membership program.

The office will be located in O’Kelly Hall and will share space with the marketing services partnership and with University academic programs in nonprofit leadership and service learning.

Candidates should send a letter of application, a resume, work samples, and the names, addresses (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of five references to NoVAC, PO Box 12204, Grand Forks, ND 58208-2204. See or call 777-6120 with questions. Review of applications will begin June 15 and continue until the position is filled. Start date is July 1.

– Marsy Schroeder (Continuing Education) for NoVAC.


Deadlines listed for Senate scholarly activities grants

The deadline dates for grant applications to the Senate scholarly activities committee for the 2003-2004 academic year are listed below. Please note that the deadlines for travel applications are different than those for research and creative activity, publication, and new faculty scholar awards.

Monday, Sept. 15, 2003, is the first deadline for applications for travel grants only for travel occurring between Sept. 16, 2003 and Jan. 15, 2004.

Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2003, is the first deadline for submission of applications to the Senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC) for research/creative activity or publication grants.

Thursday, Jan. 15, 2004, is the second deadline for applications for travel grants only for travel occurring between Jan. 16, 2004, and May 3, 2004.

Tuesday, Feb. 17, 2004, is the final deadline for submission of research/creative activity or publication grant applications, and for applications for the new faculty scholar awards.

Monday, May 3, 2004, is the final deadline for submission of travel grant applications for travel occurring between

May 4, 2004, and Sept. 15, 2004.

Application forms are available at the Office of Research and Program Development, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s home page (on UND’s home page under “Research”). The forms are revised frequently; please obtain an up-to-date form from ORPD or the web site. Over the summer, please feel free to contact ORPD at 777-4278 for information or guidance when preparing your application.

– Glinda Lindseth, Chair, Senate Scholarly Activities Committee.


Research, grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or

Building Evidence to Promote Bioterrorism and Other Public Health Emergency Preparedness in Health Care Systems–Funding to examine and promote the health care system’s readiness for a bioterrorist event and other public health emergencies through development of new evidence, tools and models. Deadlines: 7/17/03, 1/14/04. Contact: Sally Phillips, 301-427-1571;;

Young Investigators Award–Support for research, conducted by tenure-track assistant professors or the equivalent within 5 years of their initial appointment, in the following areas: tumor-specific replicating viruses and bacteria; anti-angiogenesis; immunotherapy or vaccine therapy; oncogenes/suppressor oncogenes/cell cycle control/apoptosis; and tumor targeting and vector development. projects. Deadline: 8/6/03. Contact:;

Awards for International Scientific Cooperation recognize individuals in the scientific and engineering community for making outstanding contributions to furthering international cooperation in science and engineering. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: Linda Stroud, 202-326-6650;;

Awards for Public Understanding of Science and Technology recognize scientists and engineers who make outstanding contributions to the “popularization of science.” Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: Judy Kass, 202-326-6670;;

Mentor Awards recognize individuals who have mentored significant numbers of students from underrepresented groups to completion of doctoral studies or have impacted the climate of a department, college, or institution to significantly increase diversity of students pursuing and completing doctoral studies. Deadline: 7/31/03. Contact: Yolanda George, 202-326-6670;;

The Philip Hauge Abelson Prize is awarded to a public servant, in recognition of sustained exceptional contributions to advancing science, or to a scientist whose career has been distinguished both for scientific achievement and other notable services to the scientific community. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: Stephen Nelson, 202-326-6600;;

Women’s International Science Collaboration (WISC) Program —Support to increase participation of women in international scientific research. All fields funded by the NSF and interdisciplinary research cutting across these fields are eligible, including archaeology and anthropology; astronomy; biochemistry, biophysics and genetics; biological sciences; chemistry; computer science; earth sciences; economics; engineering; environmental sciences; geography; history and philosophy of science; linguistics; mathematics; physics; political science; non-clinically oriented psychology; science and technology policy; science education; and sociology. Contact: Marina Ratchford, 202-326-6490;; Deadline: 7/15/03.

National Established Investigator Award–Support for mid-term investigators with an established record of accomplishments, who have a demonstrated commitment to cardiovascular or cerebrovascular science. All basic disciplines are eligible, as well as epidemiological,

community, clinical, and bioengineering/biotechnology investigations. Deadline: 7/14/03. Contact: Division of Research Administration, 214-706-1457;;

Environment, Natural Resources, and Energy Division Student Fellowship Program–Support for students interested in graduate level studies in a planning field related to natural resources, energy or the environment. Contact: Deanna Glosser,; Deadline: 7/15/03.

Support for scientific and clinical research in regard to issues of survivorship and the basic and clinical science of testicular cancer. Deadlines: Applications accepted online only, between 6/15/03 and 7/15/03. Contact: Grant Applications, 512-236-8820;

Neurofibromatosis (NF) Research Program--Investigator-Initiated Research Awards–Support for studies that provide insight into molecular mechanisms underlying development of NF and related diseases; result in substantial improvement(s) over today’s approach to diagnosis and treatment of NF1, NF2, and/or Schwannomatosis; and enhance quality of life for persons with the disease. Deadlines: 7/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/20/03 (Full Proposal). Contact: Commander, 301-619-7079;;

Fulbright research fellowships are available at the locations listed below. Deadline: 8/1/03. Contact: or the individual listed with the opportunity.

Africa--Botswana, Cameroon, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe--All Disciplines–Lecturing/research awards. Debra Egan, 202-686-6230;

Africa--Ethiopia--American Literature, Engineering, Linguistics, Sciences or Teaching English as a Foreign Language–Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.

Africa--Ethiopia--Engineering, Mathematics and Sciences–Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.

Africa--South Africa--Tourism–Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.

Africa--Uganda--Development Studies, Medical Sciences, Nursing or Science Education–Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.

African Regional Research–Funding for scholars in any field. See above for contact.

Asia--Cambodia--Social Sciences and Humanities–Lecturing/research awards. Jean McPeek, 202-686-4024;

Australia--All Disciplines–Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.

Austria--All Disciplines—Support for research/lecturing. Richard Pettit, 202-686-6240;

Austrian/Hungarian Joint Research Award–Research in the humanities or social sciences. See above for contact.

East Asia and the Pacific--Hong Kong--Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences–Lecturing/research or research awards. David B. J. Adams, 202-686-4021;

East Asia and the Pacific--Hong Kong--Study of the United States. Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.

East Asia and the Pacific--Indonesia, Japan, Taiwan--All Disciplines. Research, lecturing/research and lecturing awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific–Indonesia, Taiwan--Social Sciences and Humanities–Research awards. See above for contact.

East Asia and the Pacific--Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Philippines—All Disciplines--Lecturing/research awards. Jean McPeek, 202-686-4024;

East Asia and the Pacific--Japan, Philippines, Vietnam—All Disciplines. Research awards. See above for contact.

East Asia and the Pacific–Japan, Philippines--Study of the United States. Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.

East Asia and the Pacific--Korea--Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Business—Research/lecturing awards. David B. J. Adams, 202-686-4021;

East Asia and the Pacific--Korea--Social Sciences, Humanities, Fine Arts, Business—Research/lecturing or research awards. Jean McPeek, 202-686-4024;

East Asia and the Pacific--Mongolia--Social Sciences and Humanities. Lecturing/research awards. Andrew Riess, 202-686-6247;

East Asia and the Pacific--New Zealand--All Disciplines. Lecturing/research or research awards. Jean McPeek, 202-686-4021;
East Asia and the Pacific--Philippines--Global Issues. Lecturing/research awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Philippines--U.S.-Philippine Relations. Research awards. See above for contact.
East Asia and the Pacific--Vietnam--All Disciplines. Research awards. David B. J. Adams, 202-686-4021;
European Union (EU) Affairs Research Program-Research on European Union (EU) relations. Daria Teutonico, 202-686-6247;
Finland: Mid-Career Professional Development—For a professional development project in any field except medicine. Lilee Perera, 202-686-7855;

Personnel Security Thesis, Dissertation and Institutional Research Awards Program–Support for thesis, dissertation, and institutional research in the categories of special projects, new technology, applied topics, PDD daya analyses, and deterrence. Deadline: 7/15/03 Contact: Defense Personnel Security Research Center, 831-657-3000;; perserec@osd.pentagon.mi.

Global Health Research Initiative Program for New Foreign Investigators–Support to promote productive re-entry of NIH-trained foreign investigators from low-income countries into their home countries as part of a broader program to enhance scientific research on a wide variety of health related issues of global import. Deadlines: 7/25/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/25/03 (Application). Contact: Aron Primack, 301-496-4596;;

Policy-Oriented Rural Health Services Research Grants Program—Support for entities established in the rural health services research field as well as those entering this field. Deadlines: 6/11/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/7/03 (Application). Contact: Janice Gordon, 301-443-2280;;

Individual Advanced Research Opportunties (IARO)–Fellowships for U.S. humanities predoctoral and postdoctoral scholars for long-term research in Europe and Eurasia. Deadlines: Varies (check website); Early August for DOE (listed in Federal Register). Contact: Karla Ver Bryck Block, 202-502-7632 (Graduate Students); Eliza Washington, 202-502-7633 (Faculty);

Local Initiative Funding Partners Program–Support to establish partnerships between the Foundation and local grantmakers in support of innovative, community-based projects to improve health and health care for underserved and at-risk populations. Deadline: 7/15/03. Contact: Pauline M. Seitz, 609-275-4128;;;

Research Opportunities for Ground-Based Research in the Biomedical Research and Countermeasure Program— Support for independent investigator research for development of countermeasures against negative effects of space flight on humans. Deadline: 7/15/03 Contact: David L Tomko, 202-358-2211;;

Investigator Award–Support to extend research fellowship training or begin careers as independent research faculty. Research must be relevant to schizophrenia, major affective disorders or other serious mental illnesses including research with bipolar disorders, borderline disorders with depression and suicide, and research with children. Contact: Audra Moran, 516-829-5576;; Deadline: 7/25/03.

Administrative Supplements for Disseminating Evidence-Based Interveniton Research Products (NOT-CA-03-031)–Funding for investigators whose intervention efficacy data have been analyzed, who are in the final years of their R01, P01, P50, U01 or U19 awards or are conducting follow-up peer-reviewed research related to the intervention program proposed for dissemination. Eligible research includes: tobacco use prevention and cessation, promotion of appropriate changes in diet and physical activity, reduction of sun exposure and UV radiation exposure, facilitating informed decisions about genetic testing for cancer susceptibility, enhancing screening for breast, cervix and colorectal cancers, quality of care as well as improving coping skills and quality of life for cancer survivors and their families. Deadlines: 5/30/03 (Letter of Intent); 6/30/03 (Application). Contact: Jon F. Kerner, 301-594-7294;;

Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging–Support for research on the feasibility, development and delivery of novel imaging technologies for early detection, screening, diagnosis, image-guided interventions, and treatment of various diseases, and for evaluation studies to show proof of concept and functionality. Contact: Houston Baker, 301-496-9531;; Deadlines: 6/23/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/03 (Application).

Novel Technologies for In Vivo Imaging (SBIR-STIR)–Support for development and delivery of novel image acquisition or enhancement technology and methods for biomedical imaging and image-guided interventions and therapy, and pilot or clinical feasibility evaluations using either pre-clinical models or clinical studies. The focus is on imaging in vivo for cancer pre-conditions. Contact: NCI: Houston Baker, Ph.D, Biomedical Imaging Program, 301-496-9531,; NIBIB: John W. Haller, 301-451-4780,; Deadlines: 6/23/03, 10/22/03 (Letter of Intent); 7/21/03, 11/19/03 (Application).

Cooperative Agreement for Assessing Folic Acid Knowledge and Behaviors–Funding for evaluation of the effectiveness of public health programs to prevent birth defects through: assessment of the current state of knowledge among reproductive-age women and their health care providers relative to folic acid consumption and prevention of spina bifida and anencephaly; and dissemination of findings to audiences who can use the findings for educational purposes. Contact: Sheryl L. Heard, 770-488-2723;; Deadlines: 7/7/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/4/03 (Application).

Grants to Preserve and Create Access to Humanities Collections—Support to preserve and create intellectual access to humanities collections which are considered highly important for research,

education, and public programming. Deadline: 7/15/03. Contact: Division of Preservation & Access, 202-606-8570;;

Development of Innovative Approaches to Enhance Vision Health Communication (EY-03-002)—Support for research to create, develop, and evaluate health communication strategies aimed at translating vision research advances into improved health. Contact: Maryann Redford, 301-451-2020;; Deadlines: 11/12/03.

Tropical Disease Research Units–Support to conduct multidisciplinary research leading to development and evaluation of new strategies to prevent and control diseases caused by protozoan and helminth parasites. Deadlines: 7/19/03 (Letter of Intent), 8/19/03 (Application). Contact: Thomas G. Brewer, 301-402-6825;;

Indo-U.S. Program on Contraception and Reproductive Health Research (NOT-HD-03-009), Indo-U.S. Program on Maternal And Child Health and Human Development Research (NOT-HD-03-010)—Support for collaborative, peer-reviewed research projects, scientific workshops and conferences, research training, and technology transfer. Deadline: 7/15/03. Contact: Daniel J. Raiten, 301-435-7568;;;

Pediatric Off-Patent Drug Study (PODS) Center-lorazepam-Status Epilepticus (NOT-HD-03-012)–Support to improve knowledge of the safety, efficacy and optimal therapeutic use of off-patent drugs in pediatric populations. Deadline: 7/14/03. Contact: Virginia DeSeau, 301-435-6947;;

Molecular Anatomy of Head & Neck Cancer: a Genomic/Proteomic Approach–Funding for basic and translational research aimed at deciphering complex molecular networks involved in development of squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck (HNSCCs). Collaborative projects involving interdisciplinary teams of investigators are strongly encouraged. Deadlines: 7/26/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/26/03 (Application). Contact: Yasaman Shirazi, 301-594-4812;;

Research Grants for Clinical Studies of Kidney Diseases–Support for pilot and feasibility studies, clinical trials, and epidemiological studies related to kidney disease research that are particularly innovative and/or potentially of high impact. Deadlines: 7/18/03, 3/18/04. Contact: Catherine M. Meyers, 301-594-7717;;

E-learning for Hazmat and Emergency Response (SBIR/STTR Initiative)—Support for further development of Advanced Technology Training (ATT) Products for the health and safety training of hazardous materials (HAZMAT) workers, emergency responders, and skilled support personnel. Contact: Ted Outwater, 919-541-2972;; Deadlines: 7/19/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/19/03 (Application).

Fetal Basis of Adult Disease: Role of the Environment–Support for research on the effect of in utero exposures that cause permanent functional changes that are not overtly, grossly teratogenic yet result in increased susceptibility to disease/dysfunction later in life. Deadlines: 7/10/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/12/03 (Application). Contact: Jerry Heindel, 919-541-0781;;

Collaborative Program to Accelerate Therapeutics Development for Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) (RFP-NIH-NINDS-03-03)—Funding for an innovative translational research program to accelerate development of treatment strategies for SMA. Deadline: 6/4/03. Contact: Patricia Denney, 301 496-1813;;

Human Subjects Research Enhancements Program (HSREP)—Short-term interim support for institutional activities that will strengthen oversight of human subjects research at institutions that receive significant NIH support for clinical research. Deadline: 7/11/03. Contact: L. Tony Beck, 301-435-0805;;

Biological Research Collections–Support for biological collection enhancement, computerization of specimen-related data, research to develop better methods for specimen curation and collection management, and activities such as symposia and workshops to investigate support and management of biological collections. Contact: Muriel Poston, 703-292-8470;; Deadline: 7/18/03.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program–Support for early career-development activities of
teacher-scholars who propose creative, integrative, and effective research and education plans.

Biological Sciences. Deadline: 7/22/03. Contact: Sharman O’Neill, 703-292-8421;;

Computer and Information Sciences and Engineering. Deadline: 7/22/03. Contact: William Bainbridge, 703-292-8930;;

Mathematics and Physical Sciences. Deadline: 7/24/03. Contact: Lloyd Douglas, 703-292-4862;;

Social, Behavorial and Economic Sciences. Deadline: 7/24/03. Contact: Laura Razzolini, 703-292-7267;;

Human and Social Dynamics: Special Competition--Decision Making Under Uncertainty Centers and Developmental Activities–Support for creation of interdisciplinary centers that will produce new knowledge, information, and tools related to decision making under uncertainty associated with longer-term climate change and shorter-term climate variability; and support for workshops or symposia, high-risk exploratory research efforts, or supplements to current awards. Deadline: 7/15/03. Contact: Thomas Baerwald, 703-292-7301;;

Cooperative Agreements to Conduct Targeted Capacity Expansions of Ectasy and Other Club Drugs Prevention Interventions and/or Infrastructure Development. Deadline: 7/22/03. Contact: Pamela C. Roddy, 301-443-1001;;;

Local Giving Grants Program–Support for community projects in the areas of the arts, education and family violence prevention. Deadline: 7/31/03. Contact: Local Target store or

— William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.


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