University Letter


Volume 39, Number 39: June 14, 2002 Northern Lights Public

Northern Lights Public Radio Will Cease Operations On July 31

University Letter Lists Summer Schedule


J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center Turns 100

Museum Exhibits Los Angeles Police Department Archival Photographs

Ross Rolshoven Exhibition Opens At Museum

Open Meeting Set For Research V.P. Candidate

UND Summer Picnic Features Family Fun

Doctoral Examinations Set For Three Candidates

Award Winning Clarinetist Opens Summer Music Series

Summer Strings Program Plans Concert

Reception Will Honor Mavis Ness

IRB Meets July 10; Proposals Due


Thursday, July 4, Is Holiday

Chester Fritz Library Lists Holiday Hours

V.P. Research Candidate Fenwick Discusses Views In Open Forum

Wakefield Appointed To National Commission On V.A. Nursing

Gerald Bulisco Named Associate Dean Of Student Life

Brandner Named Printing Center Director

Duplicating Services Moves To Central Receiving June 17

University Relations Can Help Update Your Web Site

U-Mail Will Be Upgraded

June 20 Is Last Day To Order Site Licenses This Fiscal Year

Departments Need New P.O. Numbers

Accounting Services Publishes Year-End Schedule

Service Vehicle Placard Owners Should Call Traffic Division

Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed

Union Offers Fresh Flowers

U2 Sells Computer Software Manuals


Seed Money Grants Awarded

Research, Grant Opportunities Listed

Radio Will Cease Operations On July 31

The University of North Dakota will cease operating two of its three radio stations July 31, President Charles E. Kupchella announced.
The stations, KFJM FM (90.7) and KFJM AM (1370), known together as “Northern Lights Public Radio,” are currently managed by the Division of Continuing Education’s television center.

The University’s third licensed frequency, KUND FM (89.3), will continue to be operated by Prairie Public Radio as part of its National Public Radio-affiliated statewide network. The Grand Forks market is also served by two Minnesota Public Radio stations in Thief River Falls, KQMN FM (91.5) and KNTN (102.7).

The decision to end operations was made after an 18-month effort to significantly raise private funding. However, in a market served by other public radio stations, the challenge proved to be insurmountable. To continue would require that UND reallocate at least $200,000 towards operating costs next year, as well as prepare to cover needed capital improvements.

The stations first found themselves at risk in the early 1990s when the federal government drastically reduced its support of public radio. The Flood of 1997 was also devastating.

The University of North Dakota was one of the first institutions in the country to operate a radio station, going on the air in 1923. For much of that period the stations relied upon the volunteer expertise of UND faculty and radio students in what today is the School of Communication. UND no longer offers a radio curriculum. – Charles Kupchella, President.

University Letter Lists Summer Schedule

The University Letter will be published every other week during the summer. Following are the publication dates: June 28, July 12 and 26, Aug. 9, 23, and 30. The deadline for article submission remains at 1 p.m. the Tuesday before you wish the article published. Articles will be run only once due to space and budget constraints.

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,

Events to Note

J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center Turns 100

Join the UND Alumni Association as we celebrate the 100th anniversary of the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center Thursday, June 13. June 13 is also the 113th birthday of the Alumni Association, which was established by the first graduating class in 1889.

There will be an open house and tours from 1:30 to 5 p.m., and a program at 4 p.m. There will be special performances by Jason Melin, Grand Forks, and Rebekah Goering, Grand Forks, as President and Mrs. Merrifield, at 2 and 3:30 p.m. The Merrifields resided in the house from 1902 to 1909. Refreshments will be served and the public is welcome to attend all events.

Now considered a building of outstanding elegance on campus, the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center was once scheduled for demolition. Today, thanks to the efforts of a number of people, this beautiful home of early UND presidents is stunning and flourishing. A vital part of the University, it houses the offices of the Alumni Association and the UND Foundation and is a significant historical landmark for UND. Thousands of alumni and friends visit the facility each year for tours, receptions and special dinners. – Brenda Ling, Director of Public Information, UND Alumni Association.

Museum Exhibits Los Angeles Police Department Archival Photographs

An exhibition of rare black and white photographs from the Los Angeles Police Department archives, “To Protect and Serve: The LAPD Archives, 100 Years of Photography,” opens at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, June 13. Also opening is an exhibition of assemblages and hand-tinted photographs by Ross Rolshoven, an artist from Grand Forks who also works as a private detective. Both exhibitions involve the gathering of disparate information that is compiled into an artistic whole -- intentionally by Rolshoven, unintentionally by the mostly anonymous photographers in the L.A.P.D. exhibition.

Most of the photographs from the Los Angeles Police historical society archives and the city records center have never been published or even viewed by anyone outside the police department. The images of crime scenes, training aids, publicity stills advertising the LAPD’s ideals, training sessions, and ceremonial events have been locked away in file cabinets or deposited in the back rooms and basements of the city. The Los Angeles Times notes that the exhibition is remarkable in that it even opened — many of the photographs have not been seen since they were used as evidence in courtrooms. Most of the prints are fading with age, and some of the oldest negatives are made of flammable cellulose nitrate. They will be destroyed unless temperature-controlled storage can be found after the exhibition.

The 77 photographs in the exhibition, taken by police officers during investigations, date from the late 1800s to the 1980s. They proffer a comprehensive insider’s view of police investigative work, from a photograph entitled, “Morgue, Woman Lying on Autopsy Table” (1931) of a woman, her arms crossed as if in sleep, her face serene, to the photograph of a sparsely worded hold-up note scrawled in childish handwriting: “stick up, don’t move, smile.”

Although the majority of the photographs portray graphic crime scenes, there are whimsical moments — 10 young women officers in beehive hairdos, elegantly coifed and groomed, hold handguns in preparation for shooting practice; policemen line up for free donuts; and a police motorcycle outfitted with a sidecar jail.

Celebrities are featured: Jack Webb on the set of Dragnet; Kent McCord from Adam 12, shown taking gun handling lessons; Marilyn Monroe, indirectly, in the logbook of the police photographer who photographed her death-scene; Charles Manson being weighed at the time of his arrest; and Squeaky Frohme with other members of Manson’s “family.”

The backgrounds in the photos document the distinctive styles in architecture, fashion, hairstyles, clothing, restaurant decor, cars, and business centers in the early and middle years of the twentieth century.

The exhibition, guest-curated by Tim Wride, associate curator of photography at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, was organized by Fototeka, Los Angeles and the City of Los Angeles. It was made possible through the cooperation of the City of Los Angeles Police Department. LAPD Sergeant John Thomas brought to the project a deep interest in the history of the department. He is the creator of Blacks in Blue, a 2001 calendar highlighting 114 years of service by African American officers.

The exhibit will be on display at the Museum through August 4.

For further information, call 777-4195 or view – North Dakota Museum of Art.

Ross Rolshoven Exhibition Opens At Museum

North Dakota artist, Ross Rolshoven, widely known for his hand-tinted photographs and assemblages, holds the inaugural exhibition in a program to spotlight local artists at the North Dakota Museum of Art Thursday, June 13. The public is invited to attend the opening buffet at 6 p.m., followed by Rolshoven’s gallery talk.

Rolshoven’s exhibition opens in conjunction with “To Protect and Serve: The LAPD Archives, 100 years of Photography.” Tim Wride, associate curator of photography, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and Sergeant John Thomas of the Los Angeles Police Department, will also speak at the opening.

Rolshoven’s assemblages are brightly-colored, intricate displays of miniature toys, dolls, country and Western artifacts, and other memorabilia, usually in frames. Many of his assemblages are whimsical and have strange utilities such as comic book holders, cap gun displays, and time machines. Other pieces commemorate an event such as the September 11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center or pay homage to war veterans; others chronicle the lives of characters well known in the history and lore of the West.

Ross Rolshoven’s hand-tinted photographs include portrayals of the cowboy life — one depicts a cowboy seated on grass, waiting his turn in the rodeo — and there are brilliantly tinted photographs of Fort Lincoln, Rancho De Taos Church, and Taos Pueblo.

Rolshoven, a lifelong resident of North Dakota, was born in Mandan and spent summers looking for arrowheads, playing on cavalry block houses, and exploring Mandan Indian earth lodges at local state parks. Western and Native American themes are common in his work. His grandfather painted landscapes of his native Germany after immigrating to North Dakota, where he became a commercial artist and continued to paint and to hand-tint his own photographs. His son, Rolshoven’s father, was a civil engineer and photographer. Like his ancestors, Rolshoven paints on canvas and hand-tints his own photographs, mostly of Western subjects and landscapes.Rolshoven, a graduate of the University of North Dakota, manages a private detective and insurance claims office in Grand Forks and travels extensively, using business trips to collect the objects used in his artwork. He has participated in many local, regional and national art shows. Two of his tinted photographs are included in the permanent collection of the Van Vechetin-Lineburry Museum in Taos, N.M. His artwork is also in the collection of the North Dakota Museum of Art, and the East Grand Forks Public Library, Custer County Art Center, Mont., and the Rourke Art Gallery, Minn., and he has won numerous awards for photography. Rolshoven has also worked in elementary schools as an artist and is a trustee for the North Dakota Cowboy Hall of Fame.

Inventions and Imagination will be on display through Sunday, Aug. 4.

The exhibition, supported by the North Dakota Council on the Arts and City of Grand Forks through a grant from the North Valley Arts Council, is the first in a series organized by the North Dakota Museum of Art to document the history of art in our own region. These exhibitions, all to be accompanied by catalogs, will pay homage to lives lived locally.

For more information, please call 777-4195.

The North Dakota Museum of Art is located on Centennial Drive on the campus of the University of North Dakota. Hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 1 to 5 p.m. weekends. There is no admission charge. – North Dakota Museum of Art.

Open Meeting Set For Research V.P. Candidate

University researchers are invited to attend an open meeting with Peter Kasvinsky, Ph.D., candidate for the position of vice president for research, Monday, June 17, 9:45 to 10:30 a.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Dr. Kasvinsky’s curriculum vitae will be available in your dean’s office by June 13 or you may call Lori at 777-3021. – H. David Wilson, Chair, Search Committee.

UND Summer Picnic Features Family Fun

The UND summer picnic (formerly the wild west BBQ) will be held Tuesday, June 18, at Wilkerson Hall from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. All students, faculty, staff, and families are invited. Tickets, $4 for adults and $2 for children under 12, can be purchased at the door.

This year we are excited to present entertainment from Penny and Pals. This high-energy, fun-filled family concert features Kids Kollectibles music and characters. Now in their 10th year of performing, Gail Benson and Penny Andrist bring a unique combination of award-winning original music and audience participation to each show. Check out for more information on the show. Come join in the great family fun! Sponsored by facilities, dining services, housing, resident managers, and University apartment programming board (UAPB).

Doctoral Examinations Set For Three Candidates

The final examination for Jie Song, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in physical chemistry, is set for 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 18, in 138 Abbott Hall. The dissertation title is “Theoretical Study of Substituted Dioxivanes.” Mark Hoffmann (chemistry) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Randall J. Smies, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in counseling psychology, is set for 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 26, in 318 Montgomery Hall. The dissertation title is “Coping with Stressful Situations: The Use of Humor as a Preventative Coping Mechanism for Perceived Stress in Public Speaking.” Kara Wettersten (counseling) is the committee chair.

The final examination for Terri L. Eide, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning: research methodologies, is set for 8 a.m. Thursday, June 27, in 104 Education Building. The dissertation title is “Social Integration of Hispanic Adolescents in a Predominately White Public School.” Richard Landry (educational foundations and research) is the committee chair.

Members of the graduate faculty are invited to attend. – Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School.

Award Winning Clarinetist Opens Summer Music Series

Elizabeth Rheude, winner of the 1996 international clarinet association recording competition, opens the North Dakota Museum of Art’s summer music series at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, June 25. The concert is free and open to the public.

Rheude’s orchestral, solo and clinic appearances have taken her throughout the United States and Canada. She received a special commendation from the 1996 Vienna modern masters international recording competition and has recorded “Kaleidoscope - Music of James Fry,” and “Solos for Young Clarinetists” on the Capstone label.

In 2000, she received the North Dakota Music Teachers’ Association teacher of the year award, and in 1995 received the UND College of Fine Arts faculty enhancement award for teaching, creativity and service.

An active performer of new music, Rheude has premiered numerous compositions including James Fry’s Kaleidoscope for Clarinet and Piano and Concerto for Clarinet and Wind Symphony, and Timothy Koozin’s Magic Words for Clarinet, Tape and Video Art. She has been invited to perform at the International Conference of the College Music Society and at conventions of the International Clarinet Association, College Band Directors National Association, Music Teachers’ National Association and North Dakota Music Educators’ Association.

Other recent appearances include performances at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Clarinet Celebration, Upper Midwest Flute Association FluteFest, University of Oklahoma Clarinet Symposium, Michigan Symposium of New Music for the Clarinet, California State University-Northridge Clarinet Festival, and the Idaho/Montana Clarinet Festival.

Rheude is associate professor of clarinet and head of woodwind studies at UND where she teaches applied clarinet and saxophone, woodwind methods and chamber music.

Elizabeth Rheude, with Anne Christopherson, soprano, and Lisa Blackledge Anderson, pianist, will perform Prelude (1987), by Krzystof Penderecki, Three Etudes on Themes of Gershwin (1975), by Paul Harvey, Three Songs (1932) by Gordon Jacob, Shepherd on the Rock, by Franz Schubert, Six Japanese Songs (1988), by Margaret Garwood, Monolog3 (1975) by Erland von Koch, and Asian Figures (1983) by Edith Hemenway.

The North Dakota Museum of Art’s summer music series will continue with performances by jazz pianist and singer, MaryMarshall, July 9; Steven Rand, Penumbra, July 16; David Hasselfield and Rick Boughton, saxophone-piano duo, July 23; and Chappy Hamilton, guitarist and singer, July 30.

Summer Music Series 2002 is sponsored by Jean Holland. – North Dakota Museum of Art.


Summer Strings Program Plans Concert

Students from the Summer Strings and Summer Strings Too chamber music programs will present a recital Tuesday, June 25, at 7:30 p.m. in the Josephine Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. Twenty-nine students in grades 4-8 will perform trios and quartets by Handel, Mozart, Haydn, and others. Students come from Grand Forks, East Grand Forks, Thompson, Drayton and Alaska. The students have received training in ensemble playing from Summer Strings program director Naomi Welsh and area music teachers Suzanne Olafson and Jenny Dickinson, with assistance from Greater Grand Forks Symphony member Brooke Bohlman and Youth Symphony members Krista Abrahamson, Katherine Madden, and Kirsten Peterson. Summer Strings is a program of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony Association. - Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


Reception Will Honor Mavis Ness

A retirement reception will be held in honor of Mavis Ness, information processing specialist, University Relations, from 3 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, June 26, in the J. Lloyd Stone Alumni Center. Ness, who will retire June 28, has been with University Relations since 1977, and has typed the faculty/staff portion of the UND Directory since 1963. Please join us as we wish her well. - - Office of University Relations.


IRB Meets July 10; Proposals Due

The Institutional Review Board will meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, in 305 Twamley Hall to consider all research proposals submitted to the office of research and program development before Monday, 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 the office of research and program development Monday, June 24.

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.


Thursday, July 4, Is Holiday

In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Thursday, July 4, will be observed as Independence 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. – John Ettling, Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, and Diane Nelson, Director, Personnel Services.

Chester Fritz Library Lists Holiday Hours

Independence Day hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library are: Wednesday, July 3, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Thursday, July 4 (Independence Day), closed; Friday, July 5, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

V.P. Research Candidate Fenwick Discusses Views In Open Forum

Bradley Fenwick, candidate for the position of vice president for research, answered questions in an open forum June 6. Dr. Fenwick is director, graduate program chair and a professor in the department of diagnostic medicine/pathobiology at the College of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University. He holds an associate’s degree in biology from Hutchinson Community College, a bachelor’s degree in wildlife biology, a doctor of veterinary medicine, and a master’s degree in pathology, all from Kansas State University. He earned a doctoral degree in comparative pathology (immunology/microbiology) from the University of California at Davis in 1985.

Dr. Fenwick said that the research position at UND wasn’t on his radar until a colleague suggested he look at UND. “There’s somethinggoing on there,” his colleague said. And after examining UND’s strategic plan, the caliber of the faculty and administration, Fenwick said he feels UND is positioned to do more when it comes to research and graduate education.

Dr. Fenwick opened the forum to questions from faculty and administrators. His answers are summarized below.


In conclusion, Dr. Fenwick said he didn’t have all the answers. If he and UND are a good match, he said he’d work hard every day to promote research and creativity in a way that doesn’t devalue the rest of the University. – Jan Orvik, Editor, University Letter.


Wakefield Appointed To National Commission On V.A. Nursing

Mary Wakefield, director of the Center for Rural Health, has been appointed to the National Commission on VA (Veterans Affairs) Nursing by the U.S. Secretary of Veterans Affairs, Anthony Principi.

Her role on the 12-member commission is to provide advice and make recommendations to Congress and the secretary of veterans affairs regarding legislative and organizational policy changes to enhance the recruitment and retention of nurses and other nursing personnel in thedepartment of veterans affairs.

Her appointment was effective in April and will continue through August 2004. – Pamela Knudson, Office of Public Affairs.


Gerald Bulisco Named Associate Dean Of Student Life

Gerald Bulisco has been named associate dean of student life in the Division of Student and Outreach Services. Since July of 1993, he has been assistant dean of students and director of judicial affairs and crisis programs, and will continue in the role of director. In addition, his administrative responsibilities will include the Memorial Union area, which will report directly to him.

Bulisco, originally from Bessemer, Pa., earned a master’s degree with a double major in human relations and administration of justice from Webster University, St. Louis, Mo., and a bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Youngstown State University, Youngstown, Ohio. He is a graduate of the Harvard management development program and an honor graduate from the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College. He was a U.S. Army commissioned officer for 22 years,serving in various command and staff positions in aviation and infantry units. In his last two years in the Army, he served as the chair and professor of UND’s military science. Upon retirement from the Army in 1992, Bulisco remained at UND as an advisor, recruiter, and instructor at the Odegard School. In July 1993, he accepted a position as assistant dean of students and director of judicial affairs and crisis programs.

Bulisco serves on several University committees, including chair of the Memorial Union renovation committee and chair of the UND crisis coordination team. He has been recognized nationally for his knowledge in the area of crisis management. He received the UND Meritorious Service Award in 1998.

- Lillian Elsinga, Associate Vice President for Students Services and Dean of Students.


Brandner Named Printing Center Director

Lowell Brandner has been named director of the Printing Center effective June 6. He has been employed at the Printing Center since 1989 as the production coordinator and has served as interim director since July 1, 2001. He succeeds Dic Ganyo, who retired June 30, 2001. – Assistant Vice President, Finance and Operations.


Duplicating Services Moves To Central Receiving June 17

Duplicating Services will move from Twamley Hall to Central Receiving Monday, June 17. Departments can drop off their duplicating projects in a secured box located on the wall outside of Mailing Service, first floor, Twamley Hall. These projects will be delivered to Central Receiving on a regular basis throughout the day by Mailing Services. Completed projects will be returned to Twamley Hall fr distribution through the mail or pickup if desired.

This will be a time of transition, and we ask for your patience and understanding. Please notify us at 777-5088 or 777-3736 if you have a special request, questions or a project that requires a short turn-around time. – Duplicating Services.


University Relations Can Help Update Your Web Site

Do you need assistance updating your web site? The University Relations office can help. We offer free one-on-one training, help with coding problems, and are happy to give other assistance. Though we don’t have enough staff to help you design pages, we will soon offer a selection of templates for web sites.

We can also help you install the black UND banner across the top of your pages. This banner, along with contact information at the bottom of your page, is required for all University-affiliated sites except faculty and student organization home pages.

During the summer, we hand-check as many web links as possible to ensure that our information is up-to-date and pages are current. If you have a new site, or have added new features, please contact us so we can update the many links that lead to your site. If you’ve completely revamped your site and need old files and directories deleted so they aren’t found by the search engine, give Jan a call at 777-3621.

Also, please contact us if you have ideas that will improve the UND web site. Some of our most popular destinations, such as the virtual tour, are the result of user requests. We also appreciate being told of dead links and other navigational problems so we can fix them.
Thank you for placing your information online. It is accessible to the more than 9,000 people who visit the UND home page each day. The pages beneath the home page receive between 7 and 8 million “hits” or accesses each month.

Jan Orvik, Web Manager, University Relations.


U-Mail Will Be Upgraded

The U-Mail server will be unavailable from 5 a.m. Saturday, June 15, through 7 a.m. Monday, June 17, for a system upgrade. You will not be able to access your U-Mail ( account during this time. If you use other e-mail (e.g., GroupWise, aero, medicine), access to your e-mail will not be affected.

If you use U-Mail ( for dial-up, there will be a period of time you will not be able to authenticate to the UND modem pool.

This time will be near the end of the upgrade process and should be short-term. If you are unable to connect during this time, please try later.

Additional information is available at If you have questions, please contact the Information Technology Systems and Services Help Desk at 777-2222 or – Doris Bornhoeft, Information Technology Systems and Services.

June 20 Is Last Day To Order Site Licenses This Fiscal Year

This is the final notice regarding the last day for submitting site license software requests for this fiscal year. No orders will be taken after June 20.

I would also like to remind you of the following yearly product cycles:

ESRI products run from July 1, 2002, through June 30, 2003.

AutoCad/desk runs from Oct. 15, 2002, through Oct. 14, 2003.

There have been some changes to the PC-SAS licenses. The current year’s contract with PC-SAS expired Feb. 28. When ordering/renewing the PC-SAS license, you will find a nice surprise . . . no license fees. This means you will not be billed for new or renewal PC-SAS licenses. New and renewed licenses must still be ordered on the regular ITSS software licensing order form.

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. PC-SAS 8.2 is now available. There are six CDs in the 8.2 installation media set; version 8.1 is also available. If you wish to have older versions, please list those in the comment section so we are able to obtain the setinit you will need. In most cases only the most current versions are sent.

If you have questions regarding PC-SAS licensing issues, please contact me at or 777-3171. – Carol Hjelmstad, Instructional Technology Systems and Services.

Departments Need New P.O. Numbers

Departments will need new blanket purchase order numbers July 1. Please submit your blanket purchase requisitions to the purchasing department now. – Vicki VonHarz, Purchasing Department.


Accounting Services Publishes Year-End Schedule

Following is the fiscal year-end schedule from Accounting Services.

Friday, June 14: accounts receivable charges and credit memos should be processed as soon as possible and prior to June 30, if possible.

Monday, June 17: contact Lisa Josephs in Inventory Control, 777-3126, about any equipment that has not been tagged.

Thursday, June 20: deadline to purchase site-license software from the UND ITSS.

Monday, June 24: submit all payroll appointment forms or payroll revisions to the payroll office.

Tuesday, June 25: hourly reporting forms for the period 6/09 through 6/22 are due in payroll for the 7/15/02 payday.

Wednesday, June 26: review salary and fringe benefit distribution reports on PageCenter. Notify payroll office immediately of any errors.

Friday, June 28: make all departmental deposits as early as possible today. Please contact Allison, 777-2968, or Lisa, 777-4575, accounting services, for procedures for deposits received in July, but pertain to June business.

Sunday, June 30: last day to use fiscal year ‘02 blanket purchase orders for goods or services received on or before June 30; all deliveries of goods or services charged to fiscal year ‘02 funds must be complete.

JULY 2002

Monday, July 1: fiscal year ‘03 blanket purchase orders are in effect for all goods or services ordered or received July 1 or after.

Wednesday, July 3: grant and contract state awards are due. Contact Diane, Grants and Contracts Administration, 777-4154, for additional information.

Friday, July 5: deadline to submit to accounting services all payment vouchers, ID billings, receiving reports, travel expense vouchers, and accounts receivable charges and credit memos, etc., for FY’02 business. Contact Allison, 777-2968, or Lisa, 777-4575, in accounting services if you have problems meeting this deadline.

Tuesday, July 9: payroll accrual run for 7/15/02 payday; submit all payroll appointment forms or payroll revisions to the payroll office; hourly reporting forms for the period 6/23 through 7/6 are due in the payroll office for the 7/31/02 payday.

Wednesday, July 10: payroll run for the 7/15/02 payday.

Thursday, July 11: preview salary and fringe benefit distribution reports on PageCenter. Notify payroll office immediately of any errors.

Monday, July 15: payroll accrual run for 7/31/02 payday; submit all payroll appointment forms or payroll revisions to the payroll office.

Tuesday, July 16: payroll run for the 7/31/02 payday.

Wednesday, July 17: review salary and fringe benefit distribution reports on PageCenter. Notify payroll office immediately of any errors.
Please contact Allison, 777-2968, or Lisa, 777-4575, in accounting services with questions regarding year-end processing. – Allison Peyton, Accounting Services.

Service Vehicle Placard Owners Should Call Traffic Division

The Traffic Division, along with the University parking and traffic committee, is working on a project to evaluate the policy on service vehicle placards. Please call the Traffic Division as soon as possible to let us know if you have one or more in your department, the number on the placard, and who the contact person in your department should be regarding the use of these placards. Our office number is 777-3551. Thank you. – Traffic Division.

Upcoming U2 Workshops Listed


The Hiring Process at UND and How To Reference Check: June 26, 9 to 10:30 a.m., Governors Room, Memorial Union. Learn the steps in the hiring process at UND. Understand the importance of reference checking and how to conduct an effective review of references. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, Personnel Services.

You as a Supervisor: July 10, 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. This session is a presentation on supervisory responsibilities. What is management, how does it apply to you as a supervisor, and how do you apply it in your job as supervisor? Presenter: Desi Sporbert, Personnel Services.


Don’t Get Burned . . .: July 9, 2 to 4 p.m., Governors Room, Memorial Union. 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; Mike Powers, Facilities.

Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: July 11, 9 to 11 a.m., 235 Rural Technology Center. Find out what your responsibilities are if you ship or receive hazardous material. If you fill out paperwork for a package, put material in a package, hand a package to a delivery person, receive a package from a delivery person, or open a package containing hazardous material, then you must have this training. Presenter: Greg Krause, Safety and Environmental Health.


Registering for U2 workshops is easy! Contact the University Within the University office by phone, 777-2128, fax, 777-2140, e-mail,, or mail to Box 7131. To register online, go to Please provide the following information when you register: your name, department, box number, phone number, and e-mail address; the title and date of the event; and the method of payment (ID billing, personal check, or credit card number and expiration date) if the event has a fee. – Amy Noelder, University Within the University.

Union Offers Fresh Flowers

The Memorial Union is pleased to announce the addition of a fresh flower cart to its ever-increasing list of services tailored to the UND community. Select from single to multiple roses and carnations, rose bud bowls and vases, baskets, and more. Prices range from $1.50 for a single carnation to $12.50 for a three-rose bud vase. Stop by the Service Center, located on the main floor of the Memorial Union, between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. and check it out. – Info/Service Center, Memorial Union, 777-4321.

U2 Sells Computer Software Manuals

Due to a software upgrade and a new reference manual vendor, the following computer software manuals are available for sale by the U2 program. You may use ID billing, check, cash or credit card to pay for the books, which are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Books will be held for two business days, and will be mailed after payment is received. The books are located in 234 Rural Technology Center. Please call the U2 office at 777-2128 for any other details.

The books for Excel 00, level III; PowerPoint 00, level I and II; Windows 98; Word 00, level I, II, III; WordPerfect 9.0. level I, II, III sell for $7 each. Access 00, level 1, sells for $11. These prices reflect a 30 percent discount off the regular price. – Judy Streifel Reller, University Within the University Coordinator.

Grants and Research

Seed Money Grants Awarded

The faculty research seed money fund, a grassroots faculty initiative at the University, was established in fiscal year 1999-2000 to help faculty members gather data to strengthen their research proposals to funding organizations such as the National Science Foundation (NSF). Funds are provided through a partnership between the City of Grand Forks, the UND Foundation and the University.

Thirty-one proposals were received in March. The proposals were initially reviewed by subcommittees in six disciplinary areas (no applications were received in the “health sciences” or “professional disciplines” areas). The subcommittees ranked the proposals based on academic strength and the likelihood that information gathered through the projects would make the researchers more competitive in the national funding arena. Attracting more national funding to the University and increasing the level of faculty research at UND are goals of the fund. The subcommittees submitted recommendations to the faculty research seed money committee which made the following awards in April:

Basic Medical Sciences

David Bradley, microbiology and immunology, $20,000, “Investigation of Boron-Induced Suppression of Inflammation in Collagen-Induced Arthritis”; Barry Milavetz, biochemistry and molecular biology, $18,000, “High Resolution Analysis of Chromatin Remodeling During Infection by SV40"; James Porter, pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics, $20,000, “CGRP Receptor Activated Inflammatory Signaling Mechanisms.”

Behavioral Sciences

John Madden, communication sciences and disorders, $2,000, “Auditory Perception of Modulated Stimuli: An Investigation of Sampling and Neural Coding Mechanisms”; S. Amebu Seddoh, communication sciences and disorders, $15,700, “Intonation Disturbance in Aphasia.”

Engineering and Technology

Wayne Seames, chemical engineering, $22,637, “Exploring the Removal of Hydrogen Sulfide by Anaerobic Bacterial Cleavage Reactions”; Chang-Hee Won, electrical engineering, $21,750, “Autonomous Attitude and Orbit Control System for a Nanosatellite Using Micro- and Nano-Electromechanical Systems”; Marcellin Zahui, mechanical engineering, $24,000, “Design and Implementation of Smart Panels.”

Humanities and Fine Arts

Mary Cutler, theatre arts, $18,000, “The Theatrical Event”; Kim Donehower, English, $2,400, “Rural Literacy and Lifelong Learning: The Pursuit of Literacy by Rural Adults.”

Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Christopher Austin, biology, $21,015, “CAREER: Phylogeography of Reptiles and Amphibian in New Guinea: Evolution and Conservation of a Biodiverse Hotspot”; Shanaka de Silva, space studies, $22,204, “Transport and Emplacement of Ejecta from Meteoroid Impacts: Insights from the Ries Impact Crater, Germany”; Evguenii Kozliak/David Tilotta, chemistry, $8,221, “Bioremediation of Wood and Concrete Contaminated by 2,4-Dinitrotoluene”; Bradley Rundquist/Paul Todhunter, geography, $8,221, “Assessing Loss of Agricultural Lands to Wetland Expansion in the Devils Lake Basin of North Dakota Using Satellite Remote Sensing”; William Sheridan, biology, $8,221, “Testing and Extending the Usefulness of Two Maize Ac Transposable Element Gene Tagging Systems”; Kathryn Thomasson/Mark Hoffmann, chemistry, $22,250, “Three-Dimensional Folding of Biologically Important Molecules.”

Social Sciences

Steven Kraft, social work, $12,880, “The American Humanics Project”; David Perry, social work, $24,000, “Collaborative Training to Improve the Delivery of Rehabilitation Services on Indian Reservations.”

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

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


Child Support Enforcement Demonstration and Special Projects—Helping Low-Income Fathers Meet their Child Support and Family Responsibilities. Deadline: 8/13/02. Contact: Jean Robinson, 202-401-5330;;;

Information Discovery for National Outreach/Educational Campaign (ORR)–Support for projects designed to determine the extent of community awareness regarding the problem of human trafficking among the general U.S. population and organizations that serve victims; and to better understand successful approaches that might encourage victims to come forward for identification and assistance. Deadline: 7/23/02. Contact: Jay Womack, 202-401-5525;;;

Projects of National Significance—Creating and Celebrating One Community for All Citizens--Support to assist projects designed to build and support local communities of diverse citizens where individuals with developmental disabilities feel welcome and able to make contributions. Deadline: 7/24/02. Contact: April Myers, 202-690-5985;;

Projects of National Significance—Expanding Positive Youth Development Activities for Young People with Developmental Disability–Support for projects designed to expand youth development activities and provide positive community college experiences for young adults with developmental disabilities. Deadline and Contact: See above or

Projects of National Significance—Increasing Access in Rural Communities with Individuals who have Developmental Disabilities–Support for projects designed to identify, develop and promote inclusive transportation opportunities and coalitions in rural communities with individuals who experience developmental disabilities. Deadline and Contact: See above or


National Research Service Award Institutional Research Training Grants (HS-03-001)–Support to develop research training opportunities for qualified individuals. Deadlines: 7/26/02 (Letter of Intent), 8/26/02 (Application). Contact: Karen Rudzinski, 301-594-1449;;


National Reconnaissance Office Broad Agency Announcement for the FY2003 Director’s Innovation Initiative Program (SOL NRO000-03-R-0001)–Support for research and development proposals focusing on the following areas: Advanced Radio Frequency Exploration, Common Use Components, Multi-INT Technologies, Novel Sensors, Penetrating Sensing, Precision Geolocation, Remote Material Characterization, Shortened Satellite Acquisition and Unconstrained Communications. Deadline: 7/17/2. Contact: Scott Meder; 703-808-4675;;


Jacob K. Javits Gifted and Talented Students Education Program–Support to build and enhance the ability of elementary and secondary schools nationwide to meet special educational needs of gifted and talented students. Deadline: 7/8/02. Contact: Emily McAdams, 202-260-8753;;


Public Resources Invested in Management and Extraction (PRIME)--Support for high-risk research and development including fundamental research and optimization of important, state-of-the art oil/gas technologies, for future application in domestic areas including state and federal lands and waters. Deadline: 7/15/02. Contact: Keith R. Miles, 412-386-5984;;


One- and Two-Year Basic Research Grants--Support for research of direct relevance to pediatric HIV/AIDS and related issues. Deadline: 7/19/02 (Mandatory Letter of Intent). Contact: Chuck Hoblitzelle, 310-314-1459;;

Pediatric Scholar Awards–Support for basic medical research in pediatric HIV/AIDS. Deadline and Contact: See above.

Short-Term Awards–Support for medical research in pediatric HIV/AIDS. Deadline and Contact: See above.


Support for the general improvement of public health through advancement and promotion of medicine and pharmacy. Contact: Matthew G. Herold, Jr., 973-983-0480; Deadline: 7/25/02.


Young Investigator Award–Support for young scientists conducting neurobiological research. Deadline: Applications accepted June 1-July 25, 2002. Contact: Audra Moran, 516-829-5576;;


Cancer Prevention Research Small Grant Program–Support for developmental research in chemoprevention agent development, biomarkers, early detection, and nutrition science. Deadline: 7/19/02. Contact: Barry Portnoy, 301-496-9568;;

Centers of Excellence in Cancer Communications Research (CA-03-007)–Support to identify areas of discovery that build upon recent developments in knowledge and technology and hold promise for making significant progress against all cancers. Deadlines: 7/18/02 (Letter of Intent); 8/15/02 (Application). Contact: K. “Vish” Viswanath, 301-594-6644;;

Innovative Toxicology Models for Drug Evaluation: Exploratory/Developmental Grants and Phased Innovation Award (PAR-02-074)–Support for development, standardization, and validation of new and innovative assays which determine or predict specific organ toxicities (e.g., hematotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, gastrointestinal toxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, bladder toxicity, neurotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity, and endocrine toxicity, including pancreatic beta cell toxicity) as well as new methodology for high throughput toxicity screening involving use of molecular endpoints, computer modeling, proteomics and genomics. Deadlines: 7/26/02, 3/26/03, 11/25/03, (Letter of Intent); 8/23/02, 4/23/03, 12/23/03 (Application).Contact: Adaline C. Smith, 301-496-8777;;


Support for interventional epidemiologic research to reduce the burden of HIV/AIDS by preventing mother-to-child HIV-1 transmission peripartum and during breast-feeding in international settings of high HIV-1 seroprevalence. Deadline: 7/15/02. Contact: Dorimar Rosado, 770-488-2738;;


Support for Applied Research on Antimicrobial Resistance (AR): Validation of National Committee for Clinical Laboratory Standards (NCCLS) Breakpoints for Human Pathogens of Public Health Importance. Deadline: 7/16/02. Contact: Rene Benyard, 770-488-2722;;


Advanced Development of Genomic Technologies (PAR-99-047)–Support to address technologies for which proof-of-principle already has been demonstrated, but for which support is needed for development into robust, efficient tools for use in publicly supported, high-throughput genomics laboratories. Initial emphasis will be on DNA sequencing. Deadlines: 7/15/02 (Letter of Intent), 9/21/02 (Application). Contact: Jeffery A. Schloss, 301-496-7531;;


Silvio O. Conte Centers for Neuroscience Research (PAR-98-057)–Support for a unifying framework for pursuit of basic neuroscience research relevant to mental health and mental illness. Contact: Michael F. Heurta, 301-443-3563;; Deadlines: 7/1/02 (Letter of Intent); 10/20/02 (Application).


Exploratory/Developmental Research: Feasibility Pilot Studies (PAR-02-088)–Support for innovative, initial feasibility pilot studies focused on hearing, balance, smell, taste, voice, speech, and language, the scientific mission areas of the NIDCD. Deadline: 7/15/02. Contact: Amy Donahue, 301-402-3458;;


Innovative Toxicology Models: SBIR/STTR (PA-02-075)–Support for development, standardization, and validation of new and innovative assays that determine or predict specific organ toxicities (e.g., hematotoxicity, cardiotoxicity, gastrointestinal toxicity, hepatotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, ototoxicity, bladder toxicity, neurotoxicity, pulmonary toxicity, and endocrine toxicity, including pancreatic beta cell toxicity) as well as new methodology for high throughput toxicity screening that involves use of molecular endpoints, computer modeling, proteomics and genomics. Deadlines: 7/26/02, 3/26/03/ 11/25/03 (Letter of Intent); 8/23/02, 4/23/03, 12/23/03 (Application). Contact: Adaline C. Smith, 301-496-8777;;


Ballast Water Treatment Technology Demonstration Program--Support for ballast water treatment research and technology demonstration projects that address the problem of aquatic invasive species entering U.S. waters from ballast water. Deadlines: 7/8/02 (Letters of Application for use of a MARAD ship); 7/22/02 (Applications for Funding). Contact: Dorn Carlson; 301-713-2435;

Broad Agency Announcement (SOL EASC-02-0001)–Support for proposals addressing conservation engineering, documenting and mitigating bycatch mortality and environmental impacts, and fishing gear selectivity affecting the Northeast Multispecies fishery. Contact: Michelle Morales, 757-441-6526;; Deadline: 7/8/02.


Biological Research Collections (NSF 02-117)–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: Judith Skog, 703-292-8470;; Deadline: 7/19/02.

Buoyancy-Driven Transport Processes–Support for proposals to investigate processes that control bouyancy-driven systems influenced by freshwater inflows. Deadline: 7/24/02. Contact: Alexandra Isern, 703-292-8582;;

Cognitive Neuroscience Grants–Support aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action, social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior, including how such processes develop and change in the brain and through evolutionary time. Deadline: 7/15/02. Contact: Lawrence M. Parsons, 703-292-7249;;

Developmental and Learning Sciences: A Multidisciplinary Competition–Support for research and related activities focused on increasing our understanding of the cognitive, linguistic, social, cultural, and biological processes related to children and adolescents’ learning in formal and informal settings. Deadline: 7/15/02. Contact: Rodney R. Cocking, 703-292-8732;;

Division of Integrative Biology and Neuroscience (IBN)--Support for research and research-related activities aimed at understanding the living organism--plant, animal, microbe--as a unit of biological organization. Deadline: 7/10/02. Contact: Elizabeth Skane, 703-292-8420;;

Division of Molecular & Cellular Biosciences (MCB)--Support for basic research and related activities that contribute to a fundamental understanding of life processes at the molecular, subcellular, and cellular levels. Contact: Shirley Prince, 703-292-8440;; Deadline: 7/10/02.

Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Program–Support for new faculty to develop academic careers involving research and education.

Biological Sciences. Deadline: 7/23/02. Contact: Lawrence Fritz; 703-292-8470;;

Computer and Information Science and Engineering. Deadline: 7/23/02. Contact: William Bainbridge, 703-292-8930;;

Education and Human Resources. Deadline: 7/23/02. Contact: Elizabeth VanderPutten, 703-292-5147;;

Geosciences. Deadline: 7/25/02. Contact: Susan Cook, 703-292-8583;;

Mathematical and Physical Sciences. Deadline: 7/25/02. Contact: Lloyd Douglas, 703-292-4862;;

Social, Behavioral and Economic Sciences. Deadline: 7/25/02. Contact: Richard Aspinall, 703-292-4995;;


Global Change—Ecological Rates of Change (EROC)--Support for research on the effects of human-induced global change on ecological rates of change. Deadlines: 7/15/02, 1/15/03. Contact: Samuel Scheiner, 703-292-8480;;


Cuba Grant Competition–Support to promote academic collaboration between scholars in Cuba and North America. Deadline: 7/15/02. Contact: 212-377-2700;;


Cooperative Agreement for National Community Antidrug Coalition Institute (CSAP)–Support to develop and implement the National Community Antidrug Coalition Institute. Deadline: 7/10/02. Contact: Boris Aponte, 301-443-2290;;;

Targeted Capacity Expansion Initiatives for Substance Abuse Prevention & HIV Prevention in Minority Communities: Service Grants and Planning Grants–Support for programs that respond to the health emergency in African-American, Hispanic/Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native, and Asian-American/Pacific Islander communities. Contact: Francis C. Johnson, 301-443-6612;;;; or Deadline: 7/24/02.

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

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