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to train Japanese pilots
Gary Johnson named assistant vice president
University Letter lists summer schedule
Note organizational changes in finance
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Aerospace offers campers an introduction to aviation
and taste of college
Concert will benefit CVIC
Space studies holds weekly star parties
HNRC hosts seminar
Prairie Rose and PeatMoss to play at Summer
U2 workshops listed
Web conference focuses on harassment,
Dakota Science Center sponsors children's
“Buzz on Biz” camp offered
for middle school students
Fritz Library grants Merrifield competition award
UND sponsors summer reading program
Student health nursing staff attain certification
All departments, units required to comply
with web standards
Television Center offers assistance with
new web standards
English language instructors sought to
teach in Shanghai
Holiday hours listed for Independence Day
Please use new payment voucher form
Faculty, staff required to update photo
for new ID cards
Homestay families needed
Volunteers sought for study of pesticide
exposure in children
Auditions set for new movie musical
Enjoy sale at Barnes & Noble
train Japanese pilots
UND Aerospace will train 160 pilots from Tokai
University, Hiratsuka, Kanagawa, Japan. Under
this four-year agreement, students will enroll
as full-time UND students and receive 24 credit
hours to transfer to Tokai University. The 12-month
flight training classes, of 20-30 students each,
will begin in April 2007.
All Nippon Airways and Tokai University, located
outside Tokyo, have joined forces to create
Japan’s first flight training course as
part of a four-year university bachelor’s
degree. Both organizations are being supported
in their efforts by the Civil Aviation College
of Miyazaki Prefecture in southern Japan, which
is an existing source of trained pilots.
“We are honored that such well-respected
institutions (Tokai and All Nippon Airways)
have chosen UND to conduct their flight training,”
said Bruce Smith, dean of the Odegard School
and president of the Aerospace Foundation. “This
agreement resulted from the combined efforts
of the entire community, including Sen. Conrad,
Mayor Brown, President Kupchella, Professor
Miyagi (UND’s medical school), and aerospace
sciences’ Japanese flight instructors
“This is an exciting venture for Tokai
University,” said Tokai University President
Tatsuro Matsumae. “By coming together
with ANA and the University of North Dakota,
we can equip our students with the skills required
in the aviation industry and provide them with
a broader, quality education, befitting the
goals of our University.”
– Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences
Johnson named assistant vice president for research
Gary Johnson has been named assistant vice
president for research, effective Aug. 1. Johnson’s
responsibilities will include serving as the
UND co-project director for ND EPSCoR (Experimental
Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) programs,
public relations and marketing of the University
research enterprise, and assisting the vice
president for research in special projects such
as the North Dakota Centers of Excellence for
Economic Development and the Red River Valley
Research Corridor initiatives.
Since November 2002, Johnson has served as executive
officer of the Northern Great Plains Center
for People and the Environment, which includes
the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium and as
a professor in the Earth system science and
policy graduate program. Johnson earned bachelor’s
and master’s degrees in geography and
political science at UND, and the Ph.D. in geography,
regional economics, and remote sensing at Indiana
State University. This is Johnson’s second
appointment at UND. From 1966 to 1976 he held
tenure in geography, serving as chair during
the 1975-76 academic year.
Johnson spent 28 years in NASA, NOAA, United
Nations Environment Programme, and industry,
including aerospace contractors Lockheed Martin
and Hughes. He worked nationally and internationally
on remote sensing systems that track worldwide
climate and ecosystems that affect agriculture
and environmental quality.
The son of Edwin and Marcia Johnson of rural
Carson (now Bismarck), Johnson and his wife
Diana, have a daughter, Tracy, of Rapid City,
S.D., and a son, Robert, of Columbia, Mo.
— Peter Alfonso, vice president for research
organizational changes in finance and operations
With the retirement of Jim Uhlir,
director of auxiliary services, Vice President
Bob Gallager announces organizational changes
in the Division of Finance and Operations effective
July 1. Margaret Myers, associate vice president
for finance and operations, will assume the
additional duties of administration for the
Chester Fritz Auditorium, the Ray Richards Golf
Course, and the Environmental and Training Institute.
She will continue to provide direction to the
printing center, mailing services, and duplicating
services, and act as contract administrator
between the University and Barnes and Noble
for the management of the UND Barnes and Noble
Jason Uhlir will be director of campus safety
and security, assuming the additional responsibilities
of administering the UND police, parking, and
transportation departments. He will continue
to administer the safety and environmental health
office and risk management, including workers
Greg Krause, director of radiation safety and
environmental health, will assume additional
duties for campus-wide safety and will continue
management of the radiation safety program for
– Robert Gallager, vice president of
finance and operations
Aerospace offers campers an introduction to
aviation and taste of college
The Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences is
sponsoring the 22nd International Aerospace
Camps, June 19-26 and July 10-17. Over 60 campers
from across the United States will visit our
facilities during each camp to experience aviation
in conjunction with a taste of college.
The camp is open to teenagers ages 16-17, and
offers aviation enthusiasts a chance to attend
ground school, log flight time, and learn about
the various careers within the aviation industry.
The amount of actual flight training makes this
summer adventure unique. The sky becomes a college
classroom where students fly and log time with
flight instructors with six different launches
— simulator session, visual flight rules
flight, instrument flight rules flight, cross-country
flight, night flight, and an aerobatic flight.
They also study aerodynamics. They reside in
UND residence halls and eat with current students
at Wilkerson Hall.
This is the second year we’ve changed
the structure of the camps,” said Ken
Polovitz, assistant dean. “While flying
and classroom activities will remain the focus
of the curriculum, the campers will be able
to experience what our aviation students experience
on a daily basis – including a designated
Certified Flight Instructor who will be conducting
a ground school lesson before each flight. This
year, the campers will be getting a true taste
For more information about the 22nd annual UND
International Aerospace Camps, contact Ken Polovitz
– UND Aerospace
will benefit CVIC
Chris Johnson will perform concerts the following
Saturdays from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. to benefit
the Community Violence Intervention Center.
Dates and locations include: June 25, the park
by Novel Ideas; July 9, Myra Foundation gazebo;
July 16, Greenway gazebo; Aug. 6, Greenway gazebo.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Julie Christianson,
Community Violence Intervention Center, JulieC@cviconline.org,
studies holds weekly star parties
Space studies will hold a weekly star party
every Friday until late October 2005.
This year’s theme, “Have dinner
with the stars!” will provide Grand Forks
area residents with weekly opportunities to
enjoy the night sky, learn about astronomy and
the universe in which we live, observe through
a variety of telescopes, and learn about efforts
to build North Dakota’s first professional
astronomical observatory. Participants will
be able to purchase meals, drinks, and snacks
at the observatory during every star party.
Proceeds from these sales will go toward the
The purposes of the star parties include educating
the Grand Forks’ community about the science
and beauty of astronomy, fostering greater understanding
of the relevance of astronomy to human society,
and promoting space studies’ efforts to
build a large astronomical observatory.
Special star parties can also be arranged for
community, civic, and business groups.
Star parties begin at dusk at the observatory.
Drive west on Highway 2 about 10 miles. Just
past mile marker 346, turn left onto a gravel
road. After passing several homes and crossing
railroad tracks, turn right at a T-intersection.
Drive one-half mile and take the first left.
The observatory is another one-half mile along
this road on the left side.
For more information, contact me.
— Paul Hardersen, space studies, at 777-4896,
The Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
continues their seminar series with “Recovery
of Copper Deficient Cardiomyopathy” by
Y. James Kang, professor and Distinguished University
Scholar of medicine, pharmacology and toxicology,
University of Louisville, Tuesday, June 28,
at 11 a.m., GF HNRC Library.
– GF HNRC
Rose and PeatMoss to play at Summer Sounds
Tuesday, June 28, will be the first of four
nights of live local music productions held
at the Empire Arts Center this summer. The show
will feature PeatMoss and Prairie Rose, both
from Grand Forks.
PeatMoss is better known as Gregory Norman,
who is known for his acoustic blues music. PeatMoss
has played for the North Dakota Museum of Art
and with local artists.
Prairie Rose is a three-member family band that
includes dad Mark Diers, and his two daughters,
Katy and Hannah. The band plays bluegrass, country,
and classic rock. Diers has been performing
in the Grand Forks community for the last 15
years in the Grand Forks Master Chorale and
the Valley Chordsmen. Katy has participated
in the Grand Forks Youth Symphony, and Hannah,
the younger of the two sisters, has performed
in the Summer Performing Arts Company.
The show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets, $5 for general
admission and $4 for students, can be purchased
at the door.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Empire Arts
Below are U2 workshops for June 27 through
July 15. Visit our web site for additional workshops.
Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by
phone, 777-2128; e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu;
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name,
department, position, box number, phone number,
e-mail address, and how you first learned of
the workshop. Thank you for registering in advance;
it helps us plan for materials and number of
- Records Disposal Procedures: June 27, 10
to 11:30 a.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator,
or July 13, 1:30 to 3 p.m., Memorial Room,
Memorial Union. During this workshop you will
learn more about the process for destroying
or transferring records that have passed their
retention time limits. We’ll review
the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary
to document, and you will take part in a hands-on
run-through of the entire process. It’s
fun to clean out, it’s easier to do
than you think, and now’s the time to
do it! Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.
- Introduction to UND CampusConnection: June
27, 1 to 2 p.m. or July 14, 9:30 to 10:30
a.m., Room 1, Gamble Hall. Includes PeopleSoft
overview, navigation, tips and tricks, bio/demo
training including finding names/addresses/e-mails,
service indicator (holds), FERPA, what the
student sees and does. Presenters: Registrar’s
- Curriculum in PeopleSoft: June 27, 2:30
to 3:30 p.m. or July 14, 11 a.m. to noon,
Room 1, Gamble Hall. Includes course catalog,
schedule of courses, instructor’s schedule,
class rosters, what students and faculty see.
Presenters: registrar’s office staff.
Enrollment of Students: June 28, 1 to 2 p.m.,
or July 15, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., Room 1, Gamble
Hall. Includes how to find a student’s
schedule of classes, overrides and permissions
(two ways), pre-requisites in PeopleSoft,
what’s different from CICS, adviser
service indicators (holds) placement and removal,
what students and advisers see. Presenters:
registrar’s office staff.
- Students’ Records in PeopleSoft: June
28, 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., or July 15, 11 a.m.
to noon, Room 1, Gamble Hall. Includes transcripts
and grade records, how to read converted records,
transfer and equivalency information, tracking
students’ careers/programs/plans (level,
majors, minors), what students and advisers
see. Presenters: registrar’s office
- HTML, Creating a Web Page Using HTML: July
6 and 8, 8:30 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II (five
hours total). Learn how to create a web page
with Hyper-Text Markup Language, graphics,
and links. Presenter: Doris Bornhoeft.
GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: July 7, 10 a.m.
to noon, 361 Upson II. Students will navigate
through the GroupWise environment, create
and send messages, reply to and forward messages,
use the Address Book, create a personal address
book, create a mail group, work with calendar,
schedule posted appointments and recurring
events, work with junk mail folder and other
mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- Creative Desktop Publishing: July 12 and
13, 8 a.m. to noon, 235 Starcher Hall, Graphic
Communication Lab. Fee: $85 (eight hours total).
Learn to create visually appealing posters,
flyers, newsletters and more. This is a hands-on
workshop that includes using computers and
printers to produce your designs. Participants
are encouraged to bring project ideas to complete.
Presenter: Lynda Kenney, technology department.
Controls to Eliminate Ergonomic Risk Factors:
July 12, 1 to 2 p.m., Auxiliary Services Conference
Room. Learn methods of addressing risk factors
that could lead to cumulative trauma disorders.
Administrative and engineering controls as
well as work process issues will be included.
Ergonomic examples will be presented by examining
illustrations from programs at Kennedy Space
Center, Walt Disney World and a racing car
builder. Presenter: Claire Moen.
Performance Evaluations and Progressive Discipline:
July 13, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Supervisors
will learn the fundamentals of conducting honest,
fair, and consistent evaluations and receive
guidelines for using a progressive discipline
system. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant.
conference focuses on harassment, correction
A web conference, “Best Practices
in Harassment Prevention and Correction” will
be Thursday, July 14, from noon to 2 p.m. in 305 Twamley
This web conference for administrators, deans, department
chairs, and supervisors, is focused on preventing
and correcting all types of unlawful harassment. Included
will be discussion of legal protections for employees
and students, liability issues, policy, complaint
procedures, supervisory training, employee education,
investigation processes, interviewing all parties,
corrective action, and documentation.
Presenter is Jonathan A. Segal, Partner, Wolf, Block,
Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP. Segal chairs Wolf/Block’s
Higher Education Group and is well-known for his presentations
on sexual harassment and discrimination issues in
It is sponsored on campus by the affirmative action
office and the general counsel.
Pre-registration with University within the University
(U2), 777-2128, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu.
There is no cost.
The web cast will count as two hours of harassment
training for 2005-2006.
– Affirmative action
Science Center sponsors children’s science workshops
The Dakota Science Center is sponsoring three summer
science workshops for students and families.
Family Astronomy Night, Tuesday, July 19, UND Observatory
near Emerado, 6 p.m. to 1:30 a.m. for families with
students ages 10-14. Because of limited space in the
observatory, attendance will be limited to 20 people.
This is your family’s opportunity to learn about
astronomy, the universe and wonders of the night sky.
Families will identify major constellations, use a
variety of telescopes, view the planets, sun, the
moon, Mars, and star clusters, understand the relevance
of astronomy to human society, and explore NASA’s
space science missions and learn about UND’s
Cost: $75 per family includes instruction, access
to a variety of telescopes for viewing, star chart
(one per family), posters, and snacks. The camp is
co-sponsored with the space studies department.
Environmental Engineering Camp, July 25-29, 9 a.m.
to noon, School of Engineering and Mines, Upson II.
The environmental engineering camp is designed to
introduce students in grades 5-8 to engineering careers,
processes, and technologies through hands-on learning
activities. Undergraduate and graduate engineering
students plan activities that relate to summer research
projects within the School of Engineering and Mines.
This year’s camp will highlight environmental
engineering, with activities focusing on water quality
and treatment processes, aquifer testing and protection,
and other environment related research activities.
Field trips may be made to water treatment facilities
and acquifer test wells. Other related engineering
activities may include three-dimensional design, unmanned
aerial vehicles, and digital imaging.
Cost of $75 per student includes over 60 hours of
instruction, certificate of attendance, snacks, and
a camp T-shirt. This program is co-sponsored by the
UND School of Engineering and Mines.
Bugs, Botany and Butterflies, Aug. 1-4, 8:30 to 11:30
a.m., Central Middle School, 1827 Bygland Road SE,
East Grand Forks, Minn. Children in grades 1-5 can
get a head start on school by participating in the
Bugs, Butterflies and Botany experience and get excited
about bugs. Students will explore and investigate
a butterfly garden and prairie; photograph, collect,
and identify the critters they find; and understand
the importance of insects.
Each student will receive a monarch butterfly larva
to take home and raise. This activity will help them
understand the life cycle of the monarch butterfly
as well as the life style of people. Participants
will also learn how to use digital microscopes, digital
cameras, video cameras, flex cameras, and plant presses.
They will also learn how to calculate the pulling
power of the famous Bess beetle!
Facilitator Jerry Wenzel has been a middle school
life science teacher in East Grand Forks for 33 years.
He has been involved in developing butterfly gardens
and science surprise demonstrations throughout the
The $75 fee includes instruction, science materials
that allow students to continue their insects investigation
at home including a hand lens, butterfly net, field
guide, mini bug box plus snacks and a science camp
To register or for more information, call the Dakota
Science Center at 795-8500 or send an e-mail to: email@example.com.
— Dawn Botsford (student and outreach services),
for Dakota Science Center
On Biz” Camp offered for middle school students
The University is offering a hands-on
five-day entrepreneurial day camp for students entering
grades 6-8 Aug. 1-5.
Called “Buzz on Biz,” the NxLevel Youth
Enterprise Academy introduces students to the fast-growing
innovative world of small business. Participants will
discover what it takes to be a successful entrepreneur
and learn how to organize,
manage, and fund a business.
The camp runs 8 a.m. to noon Monday and Tuesday, 8
a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, 8 a.m. to noon and 6
to 7 p.m. Thursday, and 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Friday,
with the graduation ceremony at noon.
Tuition is $50, thanks to a $25 scholarship for every
student. Tuition includes the Buzz on Biz Guide, snacks,
and a Buzz on Biz T-shirt. Space is limited, so students
are encouraged to sign up early.
For more information, contact Kathy Klemisch, Information
Systems and Business Education Department, 777-2517,
or buzz the web site at http://business.und.edu/biz.
Fritz Library grants Merrifield competition
The Chester Fritz Library has granted the 12th
annual Merrifield Competition Award to Paul
Cline for his research paper, “ Wings
Over the Prairie: History of the John D. Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences, 1968-1972.”
The Merrifield Award includes a $1,500 scholarship
and recognizes outstanding scholarly research
in historic documents held in the Library’s
Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.
The Merrifield Competition is named in honor
of Webster Merrifield, UND’s first 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
A five-member jury reviewed the research papers
submitted for the 2005 competition. It included
Sandy Slater, head of the Elwyn B. Robinson
Department of Special Collections; Joseph Hartman,
associate professor of geology and geological
engineering; Gordon Iseminger, professor of
history; Mark Jendrysik, associate professor
of political science and public administration;
and Melinda Leach, associate professor of anthropology.
The papers were judged on quality of research,
clarity of thesis and conclusion, writing skill,
and the extent to which the author investigated
Cline examined a variety of documents, including
records of the president’s office and
the vice president for academic affairs office
and minutes of the North Dakota Board of Higher
Education. To supplement these, he also conducted
several oral interviews. Cline graduated from
UND magna cum laude with a BA in the honors
“Scholar in the Honors Program”
and has been accepted into the University’s
master’s program in history. He plans
to study aviation history and possibly women's
history. Cline graduated from Presbyterian/St.
Luke’s School of Nursing in Denver in
1986 and is a registered nurse. In 1990, he
became a nationally registered emergency medical
technician-paramedic. Cline presently is manager
of emergency services at Altru Health System.
— Sandy Slater, head, special collections,
Chester Fritz Library
sponsors summer reading program
For more than a decade, the College of Education
and Human Development has sponsored the summer
reading program for area children, a tradition
that continues this summer.
The college and the teaching and learning department
work in collaboration with the Grand Forks Public
School District as well as several rural schools
in the area. The program is designed to promote
the literacy development of young readers and
writers. In addition, the program serves as
a clinical practicum for undergraduates majoring
in elementary education and graduates enrolled
in the reading master’s program. It is
designed for children entering second through
seventh grades next fall.
The program is interactive, with all students
participating in a four-week quest to become
better readers. There are also a variety of
fun activities, including mini-field trips to
interesting sites around campus.
“When our young students leave the program,
we want them to be better and more confident
learners who look forward to school starting
in the fall. We also hope that we help them
to be excited about and grow to love reading,”
said Barbara Combs, director of the program
and associate professor of education.
– College of Education and Human Development
health nursing staff attain certification
Student health services staff nurses Rosanne
Dub, Carol Olson, Wendy Bernardy, and Julie
Tennison have received certification as College
Health Nurses by the American Nurses Credentialing
Center. Previous certification was earned by
Lori Hanson. Certification validates nursing
specialty knowledge in college health care and
demonstrates that nurses meet nationally recognized
standards in college health. It is a testimonial
of their dedication to nursing, bringing greater
accountability to the profession.
– Student health services
departments, units required to comply with web
As part of a continuing effort to establish
a consistent identity for the University and
increase access for people with disabilities,
all departments and units are required to comply
with mandatory web standards by July 1, 2005.
Faculty home pages and student organizations
are exempt from the requirements. The standards,
developed at the request of and approved by
the President and his Cabinet, will ensure that
UND web sites promote a sense of University
identity and reflect the quality of UND. They
also require compliance with federal and state
laws regarding accessibility for people with
disabilities. The requirements are detailed
The Internet has become a primary source of
information. In fact, it’s now the second-most
important determinant of whether a student will
choose an institution (first remains a campus
visit). We know, too, that it is an important
source of information for those who are seeking
information about UND for a variety of reasons.
Accreditation teams, prospective employees,
state and federal officials, prospective donors,
external granting agencies, and the national
news media are but a few examples. The UND home
page alone receives nearly 700,000 “hits”
each month, while the entire UND site receives
more than 28.5 million. This means that people
are finding UND sites through search engines
and external links. Web standards will ensure
that users know they’re on a UND site
and allow consistent navigation. Accessibility
is the law, and these standards will assure
To ease the transition, templates have been
developed for use by departments. The University
relations office is happy to assist departments
and units with template implementation, and
we’ll even come to your office to train
your web person. Contact me at 777-3621 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for more information or to set up an appointment
— Jan Orvik, web manager, University
Center offers assistance with new web standards
By July 1, UND departments are required to
comply with new web standards, requirements
for which can be found at www.und.edu/template/standards.html.
The UND Television Center offers web conversion
services for departments that need help implementing
the new standards. The Television Center charges
a fee for web development, design work and maintenance.
For more information on web services, contact
Director Barry Brode at 777-4346 or at email@example.com.
The television center also assists departments
in marketing their programs through its creative
services division. Broadcast quality commercials
and promotional video services can help your
programs build enrollment. For information or
written estimates contact the Television Center
– Barry Brode, director, Television
language instructors sought to teach in Shanghai
UND’s sister university in China, the
University of Shanghai for Science and Technology
(USST), has openings for one or two English
language instructors to teach oral English to
the Chinese students in our joint business management
program in Shanghai. The minimum teaching load
is 12 hours per week, plus the opportunity to
teach additional hours for extra pay. Compensation
package includes roundtrip air to China, on-campus
private accommodations with private bath, and
a monthly stipend of RMB5000 (additional hours
paid at RMB100 per hour). Formal ESL experience
preferred. Accompanying spouses a possibility.
Mid-September 2005 start date. For more information,
– Victoria Beard, associate provost,
hours listed for Independence Day
- Independence Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education
directives, Monday, 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. – Martha Potvin,
interim vice president for academic affairs
and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human
- Chester Fritz Library:
Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library
over Independence Day weekend are: Saturday,
July 2, closed; Sunday, July 3, closed; Monday
(Independence Day), July 4, 5 to 9 p.m. –
Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
- Law library:
Independence Day holiday hours for Thormodsgard
Law Library are: Saturday, July 2, closed;
Sunday, July 3, closed; Monday, July 4, closed.
– Jane Oakland, circulation manager,
Thormodsgard Law Library.
Information technology systems and services
will close for the Independence Day holiday
at midnight Sunday, July 3, and will reopen
at 5 a.m. Tuesday, July 5. – Craig Cerkowniak,
associate director, ITSS.
- Memorial Union:
The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday,
Sunday and Monday, July 2-4, for Independence
Day. Following are hours for Friday, July
Administrative office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Athletic ticket office: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barber shop: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Computer labs: 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m.
Craft center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Credit union: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dining center - Terrace: closed.
Food court: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Great Clips: closed for the summer.
Internet Café and Loading Dock: 7 a.m.
to 5:30 p.m.
Lifetime sports center: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Parking office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Post office: 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Stomping Grounds: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Student academic services: 8 a.m. to 4:30
Student health promotions: 8 a.m. to 4:30
U card office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U Snack C-Store: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Union services: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University learning center: 8 a.m. to 4:30
Building hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Summer hours resume Tuesday, July 5. –
Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
use new payment voucher form
A new version of the payment
voucher is now available on the accounting services
web site at http://www.und.edu/dept/accounts/forms.html.
We ask that you please upload this latest version
and start using it today. During this busy time
of fiscal-year-end we would also like to remind
the departments to use the most current copy
of our forms. The date behind the link indicates
when that form was last updated. If you have
any questions, please feel free to contact us.
– Carl Iseminger, accounting services,
staff required to update photo for new ID cards
All faculty and staff are required to update
the photo on their official UND ID card. If
you haven’t updated your photo since May
2004, please come to the U Card office immediately.
Please bring your government issued photo ID
New ID cards are being issued to all faculty,
staff and students due to the PeopleSoft conversion
from NAID numbers to Empl ID numbers. If you
do not update your photo, you may encounter
delays when the cards are distributed later
this summer. The UND ID card, now called the
“U Card,” serves as the official
means of identification on campus, and we appreciate
your willingness to comply with this request.
The U Card office is located in 10 Swanson Hall
Concourse. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
and the phone number is 777-2071.
– U Card office
ELS language centers have opportunities available
for individuals and families to host international
students for a period of four weeks to one year. Host
families provide the student with a private room,
meals, and transportation to and from UND. Families
receive $460 per month to host ELS students. Please
contact Joni Duckworth at (701) 746-6613.
ELS English language centers is an intensive English
language program that provides classes for students
seeking to build academic skills necessary to enter
a U.S. university. Further, this program can help
recruit international students to UND or other universities
by allowing them access to intensive language programs
on college campuses before they have achieved the
language skills necessary for entry into higher education.
ELS also serves businesses seeking to train employees
with the language skills needed for international
business goals or for non-native English speakers
needing to upgrade their language proficiency. Students
passing ELS level 112 can gain entry into UND without
taking the TOEFL. For more information about ELS,
please contact me.
— Jill Shafer, director, ELS language centers,
sought for study of pesticide exposure in children
UND researchers are seeking volunteers to
participate in a study, “Impact of Pesticide
Exposure on Cognition in Children.”
With the two-year, $100,000 grant from the National
Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, the research
team will examine the impact of chronic exposure to
pesticides in children 7 to 12 years of age on their
memory, ability to pay attention, decision-making
and motor skills, and performance on school-related
Two groups will be tested: children who live on or
next to a farm and those who live at least one mile
away from any farm.
If you and your child are interested in participating
in this study, call Patricia Moulton, rural health,
at 777-6781 by July 30. Participants will receive
a $50 stipend.
The principal investigators are Tom Petros (psychology),
and Patricia Multon (Center for Rural Health). Several
other UND researchers are involved, including F. Ric
Farraro (psychology), and Sally Pyle (biology).
– Center for Rural Health
set for new movie musical
High-kicking chorus lines, love duets, backstage intrigue,
and triumph over adversity are key features of “Music
to My Ears,” a community motion picture project
from the Empire Arts Center and Akbar Productions,
with the cooperation of theatre arts and the Crimson
Actors, dancers, singers, and musicians are needed
for this latest movie by local director Christopher
P. Jacobs (English). Auditions are scheduled for 7
p.m. Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday nights, June
28-30 at the Empire Arts Center, 415 DeMers, Grand
Forks. Shooting is planned to begin July 1, and continue
throughout July and August, working around participants’
schedules and the Empire’s stage production
Music is a selection of popular hits and showtunes
from the early 20th century, including such classics
as “The St. Louis Blues,” “You Made
Me Love You,” and “For Me and My Gal,”
and many others, all using original period arrangements
for piano and small orchestra. All the music will
be recorded in advance, so the actors can lip-sync
to a playback during the actual shooting.
The screenplay was written by Christopher Jacobs,
Mark Landa, and Jenny Morris from an outline developed
by Landa. Although set in the present day, it is designed
to fit into the formula of the classic backstage movie
musicals of the 1930s.
The city’s oldest movie house will soon be a
parking ramp unless somebody can do something quick!
Supporters think they have the perfect solution —
they’ll put on a benefit stage show to save
the theatre. But nobody is prepared for what happens
next. Not the aging theatre owners, the ambitious
manager, the scheming banker, the Broadway producer,
the greedy ex-wife, the old-movie nut, the pesky cute
kid, or anyone else!
The movie will be shot on digital video, mainly at
the Empire Theatre. As a “no-budget” cooperative
production, participation is voluntary, but those
involved will receive free DVDs of the completed movie
and CDs of the soundtrack. When finished, the movie
will have a big-screen premiere at the Empire, and
sales of the DVDs and CDs will help benefit the Empire
— Christopher Jacobs, English
sale at Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is having
a sale. Take an additional 25 percent off all clearance
UND apparel and 25 percent off imprinted School Spirit
women’s apparel. Sale runs through June 30.
– Barnes & Noble University Bookstore