will give commencement speech Friday, Aug. 6
James Mochoruk, associate professor of history, will give
the summer commencement address Friday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m.
in the Chester Fritz Auditorium. About 440 students are
eligible to walk across the stage this summer. The University
graduates more than 2,200 students throughout the year.
Thirty candidates, about twice the usual number of doctoral
students, are scheduled to be hooded at the ceremony.
James Mochoruk earned both the M.A. and the Ph.D. from
the University of Manitoba. He specializes in Canadian studies
and the history of the British Empire and Commonwealth.
Prior to his appointment at UND in 1993, he taught at the
University of Manitoba. Well-respected by his students,
Mochoruk has been nominated for both Who’s Who Among
American’s Teachers and for the UND Undergraduate
Teacher of the Year Award. In 1998 he was awarded the UND
Foundation Lydia and Arthur Saiki Prize for Graduate or
Professional Teaching Excellence. He has also been awarded
a North Dakota Humanities Council Larry Remele Memorial
Fellowship. In 2001, Mochoruk received the Margaret McWilliams
Award from the Manitoba Historical Society after the publication
of his book, The People’s Co-op: The Life and Times
of a North End Institution.
The commencement ceremony will be carried live on Grand
Forks cable channel 3.
staff invited to participate in summer commencement
Faculty and administrative staff are encouraged to march
in academic regalia in the summer commencement ceremony
Friday, Aug. 6, at 3 p.m. in the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Faculty and administrators should assemble in the rehearsal
room in the lower level of the Auditorium by 2:30 p.m. University
marshals will be on hand to direct participants to their
places in the procession.
Please contact the office of the vice president for student
and outreach services at 777-2724 by Friday, July 30, or
send an e-mail message to firstname.lastname@example.org
if you plan to participate so that the appropriate number
of seats can be reserved.
I encourage participation by faculty and administrative
staff to help make this a memorable occasion for our graduates,
their families, and friends.
– Charles Kupchella, president.
harassment training form
This is a reminder to those part-time UND employees who
received, in March 2004, a set of training documents covering
issues of harassment. Along with these documents was a harassment
training acknowledgment statement. The acknowledgement was
to be signed and returned to the affirmative action office
by April 15. If you have not already returned it, please
do so immediately. Thank you.
– Charles Kupchella, president.
lists summer schedule
University Letter will be published every other week during
the summer. Publication dates are: July 16 and 30, Aug.
13, 20, and 27. 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
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, 777-3621,
Jacket” volunteers needed for summer commencement
Your help is requested for Summer Commencement Friday,
Aug. 6, at the Chester Fritz Auditorium. Volunteers seat
guests, help organize our graduates, and greet campus visitors
who will attend the ceremony.
Commencement begins at 3 p.m.; all volunteers are asked
to report to the lower level of the Chester Fritz Auditorium
by 1:30 p.m. for a short briefing and to receive assignments.
We anticipate that commencement will conclude by approximately
Please contact the vice president for student and outreach
services office at 777-2724 or e-mail email@example.com
by Monday, Aug. 2, to let us know if you will be able to
participate. Please feel free to call if you have any questions.
– Fred Wittmann, vice president for student and outreach
named interim dean of nursing
Helen Melland has been named interim dean of nursing at
the University of North Dakota. Elizabeth Nichols, dean
of nursing since 1995, has taken a position as dean of nursing
at Montana State University.
A profession who has served the past 12 years as chair
of practice and role development in the College of Nursing,
Melland has expertise in teaching evaluation, classroom
assessment and complementary therapies. She has been a member
of the North Dakota Board of Nursing since 1998, and served
as president during the past two years.
Melland earned her doctorate in higher education administration
at the Unviersity of Minnesota in 1992.
She is married to Jim Melland, vice president of the Grand
Forks Regional Economic Development Corp. They have two
– Martha Potvin, interim provost.
Back to Top
Barnes & Noble University Bookstore is having their
annual sidewalk sale Thursday, July 29, and Friday, July
s Save up to 75 percent off selected imprinted clothing,
trade books, and giftware.
s Check our adult and youth items.
s Browse pallets of children and adult bargain books.
s Special buys on selected Jansport and Champion clothing.
s Iced shaken teas from our Tower Café in Passion
or Tazo Grande are only $.99.
Enjoy the outdoor cookout from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Campus
catering will sell burgers, hot dogs, chips and pop.
– Barnes & Noble University Bookstore.
to present at poster session
The 12th annual Science, Engineering and Mathematics Undergraduate
Poster Session is set for 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday, Aug.
3, in the Memorial Union Ballroom at NDSU. A picnic will
ND EPSCoR is hosting the session. Undergraduates from all
North Dakota universities and tribal colleges are invited
to present a poster. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
More information is available at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/news/index.htm;
see the ND EPSCoR web page for RSVP instructions.
– David Givers, ND EPSCoR, NDSU.
Hours outreach event planned
Degrees After Hours through the Division of Continuing
Education will hold a community outreach event Wednesday,
Aug. 4, at the Best Western Town House in downtown Grand
Forks. Stop by anytime between 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.,
grab a bite to eat and check out the flexible degree options
available. For more information on specific programs visit
— Kristin Leinen, continuing education.
Space on the
Prairie conference set for Aug. 8-9
ND StaR (North Dakota Space Training and Research), a NASA
Workforce Development Initiative, will hold the Space on
the Prairie conference Sunday and Monday, Aug. 8 and 9,
at the Hilton Garden Inn and Rural Technology Center. This
conference is open to the public.
The schedule follows.
Sunday, Aug. 8, Hilton Garden Inn, Buchli-Dahl
Room: 6 to 8 p.m., reception for ND STaR fellowship recipients,
their parents, research advisors and NASA EPSCoR research
s Shan de Silva, director of the North Dakota Space Grant
Consortium and chair of space studies at UND, and Lynette
s Bruce Smith, dean of the J.D. Odegard School of Aerospace
Sciences, and Ann Smith.
s Suezette Rene Bieri, assistant director of the North
Dakota Space Grant Consortium, and Michael Jacobs.
Monday, Aug. 9, Hilton Garden Inn, Buchli-Dahl
7:30 to 8:15 a.m., buffet breakfast;
8:15 a.m., introduction, Shan de Silva; 8:20 a.m., welcome,
8:30 to 10 a.m., ND StaR oral research presentations:
s Matthew Buisker, “Remote Sensing Platform Development
s Andrew Burckhard, “Function of Actin Depolymerizing
Factor (ADF) in Neurons”;
s Bret Enderson,,“Corrosion Studies of Potential
NASA Launch Pad Coatings in Artificial Seawater”;
s John Hamling, “Thin Silicon Carbide Composites
for Meteoroid Shielding”;
s Carl Jungberg, “Freeze-Thaw Treatment of Wastewater”;
s Carson Lee, “Solar and Extrasolar Transiting Planets”;
s Sheldon Martin, “Anaerobic Digestion of Coal Gasification
Stripped Gas Liquor”;
s Brandon Pulst, “Effect of Temperature on Energy
Absorbent Composite Laminates”;
s Chris Sanders, “NASA Native View Connections Program:
Remote Sensing and GIS Training”;
s John Totenhagen, “Estimating Mechanical Properties
of the Heart During Simulated Microgravity”;
s Troy Warner, “Engineering Analysis of the UND Polarimetric
Internships/Scholarship at NASA Space Centers—sponsored
by the North Dakota Space Grant Consortium
s Dustin Kaiser, “Strengthening Organizational Learning
Within NASA,” NASA summer internship at Goddard Space
s Sarah Kavli, “Oriented Nano-Composite Extrusion,”
NASA workforce development scholarship at Goddard Space
s Tyler Kolden, “Multi-Mission System Architectural
Platform,” NASA summer internship at the Jet Propulsion
Lillian Goettler North Dakota Space Grant Award 2004
s Jennie Fries from North Dakota State University, mathematics
and mathematics education.
Pearl I. Young Scholarships 2004
s Lisa Marie Geschwill from the University of North Dakota,
s Candyce Hecker from the University of North Dakota, mathematics
211 Rural Technology Center, upper and lower atrium:
10 a.m. to noon, technology demonstrations/poster demonstrations:
s ND StaR fellowship recipients
s NASA EPSCoR research recipients
s Native connections
s FIRST robotics teams
* Rocket team
* High altitude balloon project
* NDSU moon buggy
* UND solar/fuel cell car
* Summer 2004 faculty space grant fellowship
* Summer 2004 student space grant fellowship
Hilton Garden Inn, Buchli-Dahl Room: noon to 1 p.m., buffet
lunch; 12:30 p.m.,Keynote Speaker — introduction:
Charles Kupchella, president of UND, speaker, Jack Dalrymple,
Lt. Governor of North Dakota; 1:30 to 2:15 p.m., NASA and
Education – introduction, Shan de Silva, speaker:
Dr. Brad Weiner, Director of the Division of Higher Education,
NASA Headquarters; 2:15 to 3 p.m., NASA and Education –
introduction, Shan de Silva, speaker, Gregg Buckingham,
Ed.D, University Affairs Officer, NASA Kennedy Space Center.
211 Rural Technology Center, upper and lower atrium: 3
to 4 p.m., technology demonstrations/poster demonstrations
The cost of lunch is $15. Advance reservations are preferred.
Contact Suezette Rene Bieri at or 701-777-4856 or 1-800-8284274
for reservations or additional information.
– Suezette Rene Bieri, assistant director, North
Dakota Space Grant Consortium.
honor Loraine Olson
Loraine Olson, administrative secretary for the neuroscience
department’s Grand Forks office, will retire Aug.
13. Loraine has been employed at UND for 25 years, and with
the neuroscience department for 19 years. A reception for
her will be held at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10, in the Vennes
Atrium of the School of Medicine and Health Sciences. Please
come and help us thank Loraine for her outstanding service
– Sharon Wilsnack, neuroscience.
Aug. 16 staff
information session covers student help topics
The annual staff information session (motto: get the latest
information and make sure you’re prepared to help
students) will be Monday, Aug. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in the
Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Please come from 9:30 a.m.
on to be sure you have collected all the handouts and are
ready to start at 10 a.m. Designed to provide updates on
beginning-of-the-year programs and procedures, the staff
information session helps us serve our students in the best
and most knowledgeable ways possible.
Short briefings will cover academic advising, financial
aid, fee payment, housing and dining services, parking and
traffic, bookstore, continuing education, new student orientation,
withdrawal and crisis procedures, registration, help Table,
student re-entry program, Learning Center, Writing Center,
campus passports and ID’s, Greek life, Memorial Union,
Student Health, and UND Police.
Everyone is welcome to attend.
– Patsy Nies, special project assistant, Enrollment
sought for public scholarship retreat
Faculty interested in the development of public scholarship
at UND are invited to participate in a retreat Thursday,
Aug. 19, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Rural Technology Center.
Public scholarship is a term that has been used nationally
to describe research and creative activity for public or
community purposes. The idea for a retreat grew out of faculty
discussions on public scholarship during the spring semester.
The retreat will provide an opportunity for discussion of
a mission, organizational and financial support, and programming
ideas for a UND public scholarship program.
For more information or to reserve a space at the retreat,
please contact me.
– Lana Rakow, experiential learning project, 777-2287,
invited to take part in Welcome Weekend
Faculty and staff members are invited to assist at Welcome
Weekend for new students. Total time commitment is approximately
three to five hours. A planning session is set for Thursday,
Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the River Valley Room, Memorial
During the planning session, you will first meet with a
student ambassador to plan for your small group session
on Saturday afternoon. At the conclusion of that session
you will receive a T-shirt to be worn during the sessions
You are also invited to a picnic lunch for all Welcome
Weekend participants (faculty, administrators, and students)
on the lawn of the Twamley/Library Quad (12:15 to 1 p.m.).
Staying for lunch is optional, but this is a good opportunity
to meet students, other faculty members, and administrators.
On Saturday, Aug. 21, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. or from 1:45
to 4 p.m., you are invited to the opening and small group
sessions at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Please wear the UND Welcome Weekend T-shirt. Faculty will
be introduced as a group during the Welcome Weekend opening
sessions, 1 to 2 p.m. or 2 to 3 p.m.
At 2 or 3 p.m., you will meet your student ambassador and
small group of new students on the lawn of the auditorium
to conduct the small group sessions on academic life at
UND that you helped plan in the Thursday planning session.
These sessions are a key part of Welcome Weekend.
Thank you for considering participation in this important
event. If you have any questions or need more information,
please feel free to contact me by e-mail at Brittany.firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Enrollment services.
Air Force ROTC
will hold open house
The Air Force ROTC will hold an open house at their new
office location in the Armory Friday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m.
to 1:30 p.m., with subs and refreshments available. Everyone
– Capt. Nichole Fritel, Air Force ROTC.
Bush Artist Fellows
program sets informational meetings
Applications for the 2005 Bush Artist Fellows program will
be available Monday, Aug. 2. Artists may apply in four categories:
literature (including poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction),
scriptworks for stage and screen, film/video, and music
composition. All artists interested in applying are encouraged
to attend an informational meeting.
At the meetings, program director Julie Gordon Dalgleish
will present an overview of the Bush Artist Fellows program,
discuss the guidelines and eligibility for the 2005 applications
and answer questions. A one-hour meeting will be held Tuesday,
Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art.
The Bush Artist Fellows Program provides artists with significant
financial support that enables them to further their work
and their contribution to their communities. Fellows may
decide to take time for solitary work or reflection, engage
in collaborative or community projects, or embark on travel
or research. Artists may use a Bush Artist Fellowship in
many ways: to explore new directions, continue work already
in progress, or accomplish work not financially feasible
otherwise. Up to 15 fellowships of $44,000 each will be
awarded in 2005. Application deadlines for the 2005 categories
are: literature, Oct. 22; scriptworks and film/video, Oct.
29; music composition, Nov. 5.
To be eligible to apply, an artist must be at least 25
years old at the time of application and a resident of Minnesota,
North Dakota, South Dakota or the 26 counties of western
Wisconsin that lie within the Ninth Federal Reserve District.
Applicants must have lived in one of these states for at
least 12 of the 36 months preceding the application deadline.
Students are not eligible.
Separate preliminary panels are convened for each category
to review application materials and select finalists. Final
selection of fellows is made in April 2005 by an interdisciplinary
For more information about the Bush Artist Fellows program,
the information meetings or to request an application, please
contact Kathi Polley, program assistant, at the Bush Foundation,
651-227-5222 or 1-800-605-7315, or email@example.com.
Applications may also be requested by writing: Bush Artist
Fellowships, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-900, St. Paul,
MN 55101, or downloaded from the Bush Foundation web site,
— Nicole Darenne, North Valley Arts Council.
sought in Arts and Humanities Summit
ShaunAnne Tangney, an associate professor of English at
Minot State University and chair of the North Dakota University
System 2004 Arts and Humanities Summit, is seeking assistance
from UND faculty and staff. The Arts and Humanities Summit
exists to increase public appreciation of the arts and humanities
as produced, taught, and studied by the faculty and students
of the North Dakota University System. The summit explores
public discourse about the continuing relevance of arts
and humanities within a broad and rapidly changing culture.
All North Dakota University System faculty and students
are invited and encouraged to attend the summit, as are
the general public, community and business leaders, local
and state legislators, higher education officials, and arts
professionals and supporters. The summit – a two-day
forum for expression, exchange, and expertise – will
take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at Minot State
University, and will feature events such as scholarly papers,
live theatre, music, and dance, visual arts displays, live
performance of creative literature, and a keynote address
by former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky.
There are two crucial elements missing form our program,
however. First, we would like to have display booths by
local and regional arts and granting agencies – that’s
you! – providing expertise and guidance for university-community
interaction. We can supply ample space and tables and chairs;
all you’d need to bring are materials and a representative.
Second, we would like to have local and regional arts agencies
put on workshops on grant writing, on how to make the best
connections between agencies and foundations and academia,
or on other topics as you see fit. If you are interested
in taking part in the 2004 North Dakota University System
Arts and Humanities Summit, or if you have any questions
about it, please do not hesitate to contact me directly
by phone at (701) 858-3180, by fax at (701) 858-3894, or
e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you for your time
and for your consideration of this engagement.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for ShaunAnne Tangney, associate
professor of English, Minot State University.
Museum will host
Lewis & Clark exhibition
The North Dakota Museum of Art has been invited to host
the country’s premier Lewis and Clark exhibition,
“Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the
Revealing of America.” Organized by the Library of
Congress where it opened in July 2003, the exhibition will
tour to Omaha, Grand Forks, and Seattle, bringing rare documents,
art works from both the European and the Indian worlds,
and spectacular maps to three states along the Lewis &
Clark trail. It will open on Nov. 14 and continue through
Jan. 9, 2005.
“Rivers, Edens, Empires” features the expedition
of the Corps of Discovery as the culminating moment in the
quest to connect North America by means of a waterway passage.
Like so many other exploration stories, the Lewis &
Clark journey was shaped by the search for navigable rivers,
inspired by the quest for Edens, and driven by competition
Thomas Jefferson was motivated by these aspirations when
he drafted instructions for the Corps of Discovery, sending
them up the Missouri River in search of a passage to the
Pacific. Writing to William Dunbar just a month after Lewis
& Clark began their expedition, Jefferson emphasized
the importance of rivers in his plan for western exploration
and national expansion: “We shall delineate with correctness
the great arteries of this great country.” River highways
could take Americans into Eden, Jefferson’s vision
of the West as the “Garden of the World.” And
those same rivers might be nature’s outlines and borders
for empire. “Future generations would,” so the
president told his friend, “fill up the canvas we
The Library of Congress used its unparalleled collections
to launch this exhibition focusing on western exploration.
The library is home to William Clark’s maps, including
the 1803 annotated map that the Corps of Discovery took
on their journey. The library is also the repository for
Thomas Jefferson’s papers and holds important documentation
about his enduring interest in exploring the western portion
of North America, including instructions to Meriwether Lewis
for the journey, Jefferson’s secret message to Congress
requesting funding for the journey, and his speech to the
Indian chiefs (representing the Osages, Missouri, Otos,
Panis, Cansas Ayowais, and Sioux) on their historic visit
to Washington, D.C., in January 1806.
The exhibition and its national tour are made possible
through funding from the U.S. Congress. That funding was
secured by the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Congressional
Caucus and its co-chairs, Sens. Conrad Burns, Larry Craig,
and Byron Dorgan, and Reps. Doug Bereuter and Earl Pomeroy.
Local funding for presenting the show in North Dakota is
still being sought to cover such expenses as shipping and
courier services, travel for up to five installation personnel
from the Library of Congress, upgrading the North Dakota
Museum of Art facility to meet climate control standards,
and costs to install the exhibition in the Museum’s
The Museum will organize a symposium for the general public
in conjunction with the opening that will include historians,
cartographers, and other scholars. The Museum’s education
department is already accepting requests for tours. In addition,
outlying schools that wish to take part in more extended
activities through the Museum’s Rural School Initiative,
including pre- and post-tour activities, are encouraged
to call 777-4195 for more information.
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
Back to Top
The following intersession hours will be in effect for
the Chester Fritz Library.
Saturday, Aug. 7, through Monday, Aug. 20, Monday through
Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed;
Saturday, Aug. 21, and Sunday, Aug. 22, 1 to 4:30 p.m.;
Monday, Aug. 23, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
library lists updated interim hours
Updated interim summer hours for the Library of the Health
Sciences through Sunday, Aug. 1, are:
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, 1 to
5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
Monday, Aug. 2, through Sunday, Aug. 8: Monday through
Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.;
Saturday, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
Monday, Aug. 9, fall semester hours begin: Monday through
Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 6
p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.
April Byars, health sciences library
conferred on nine faculty
The following retired faculty members have been granted
College of Arts and Sciences: Professor Emeritus of English
and Chester Fritz Distinguished Professor Emeritus Michael
Anderegg (1972-2004); Professor Emeritus of English Jay
Meek (1985-2004); Associate Professor Emerita of English
Martha Meek (1987-2004); Professor Emeritus of Geography
Mohammad Hemmasi (1987-2004).
College of Education and Human Development: Professor Emeritus
of Education Leadership and Chester Fritz Distinguished
Professor Emeritus Donald Lemon (1968-2004).
School of Engineering and Mines: Associate Professor Emeritus
of Mechanical Engineering Donald Moen (1988-2004).
School of Medicine and Health Sciences: Associate Professor
Emeritus of Anatomy and Cell Biology John McCormack (1985-2004).
College of Nursing: Assistant Professor Emerita of Nursing
Carol Berg (1981-2003); Clinical Associate Professor Emerita
of Nursing Ellen O’Connor (1994-2004).
— Charles Kupchella, president.
to U.S. Senate Committee on mercury control
Steve Benson, a senior research manager at the Energy &
Environmental Research Center, appeared before senate staffers
of the Committee on Environment and Public Works as part
of a briefing on the status of mercury control technologies
for coal-fired power plants.
Benson was invited to the committee hearing by its chairman,
Sen. James M. Inhofe (R-OK), and briefed staffers representing
The committee is discussing future regulations that will
be developed for mercury control technologies in the United
Benson was one of three panelists who gave presentations
to committee staffers. Other invited presenters included
Dr. Jack Snyder of the Annapolis Center for Science-Based
Public Policy, a research physician and attorney who spoke
about the worldwide mercury budget and health effects; and
David Finnegan of Mayer, Brown, Rose, Maw LLP, an author
of the Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 who provided an
overview of the intent of the Clean Air Act relative to
reducing power plant mercury emissions.
Dr. Benson’s presentation was based on research conducted
as part of the EERC’s Center for Air Toxic Metals
(CATM), funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
a U.S. Department of Energy Cooperative Agreement, and various
other programs administered through the National Energy
Technology Laboratory and the utility industry. CATM, recognized
as a world leader in mercury measurement and control, is
one of the EERC’s nine Centers of Excellence.
— Energy and Environmental Research Center.
begins training for children’s health program
The Center for Health Promotion at the School of Medicine
and Health Sciences began training teams from several North
Dakota elementary schools to implement a comprehensive program
designed to improve children’s fitness and overall
The CATCH (Coordinated Approach to Child Health) program
consists of delivering health education in the classroom,
new physical activity/education programs, and providing
healthier food choices in the cafeteria. It is designed
to increase knowledge of healthy lifestyle choices and improve
“CATCH is an evidence-based program that is unique
because all school personnel work together to improve children’s
health,” said Dr. Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm, director of
the Center for Health Promotion. “The kids will have
healthier food choices, fun physical activities, and classroom
education that stresses life-long health.”
Each of the eight participating schools has created a CATCH
team consisting of administration members, classroom teachers,
food service personnel, physical education teachers and
community members who will participate in the training this
week. Representatives from the North Dakota Departments
of Health and Public Instruction will also participate.
The following schools, with more than 2,000 enrolled children,
are participating in the CATCH Program: Burlington-Des Lacs,
Ellendale, Grafton, Hettinger, Kenmare, Killdeer, Lisbon
and Turtle Mountain community schools.
Workshop instructors will include Center for Health Promotion
staff and three trainers from Texas where CATCH has been
implemented in nearly 2,000 schools.
Over the next three years, the Center for Health Promotion
will assist participating schools in implementing and evaluating
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
introduced to rural medicine
Medical students at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
are spending several months learning about the practice
of rural medicine firsthand through the Rural Opportunities
in Medical Education (ROME) program.
The ROME program is a seven-month interdisciplinary experience
in a rural primary care setting where third-year students
live and train under the supervision of physician-instructors.
Seven ROME students are studying and working this year in
Devils Lake, Hettinger, Jamestown and Williston.
Students learn about problems commonly encountered in primary
care, from routine health maintenance to medical emergencies
and rare and unusual diagnosis. Each primary physician-instructor
is board-certified in family medicine, but students also
will work with board-certified surgeons, internists, pediatricians
and other specialists.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Please send newsletter
information to University relations
The University relations office is updating its list of
college and academic department newsletters distributed
to alumni and friends. Please let us know the title of your
newsletter, when it is issued, and approximately how many
copies you circulate. Contact Dave Vorland, director of
university relations, by e-mail or telephone: email@example.com
or 777-4309. Thank you in advance.
Use web instead
of directory assistance
To avoid paying directory assistance charges, currently
$1.99 per call, consider using the Internet instead when
you need a telephone number. At www.dexonline.com, Qwest
provides a comprehensive and current online telephone directory
for business, residential, government and toll-free numbers.
Another source is www.att.com/directory. Several other web
sites are also available.
– Lois MacGregor, telecommunications.
McAfee anti-virus software is available to all students,
faculty, and staff free of charge. It is recommended that
everyone have anti-virus software installed and perform
updates to keep the software current.
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (version 7.1) is available
for Windows XP, 2000 and NT. McAfee Total Defense (version
4.5.1) is available for Windows 95, 98, and ME.
To get more information or download the software, please
go to http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/
Please contact the information technology systems and services
help desk if you have questions.
– Information technology systems and services, 777-2222,
Web server has
Reminder: The www.und.edu web server was upgraded May 21.
If you haven’t updated your web pages since then,
you will need to make some changes to your publishing software
(e.g. WS_FTP, DreamWeaver). Instructions are located at:
— Doris Bornhoeft, information technology systems
and services, and Jan Orvik, University relations.
Fargo artist on view at Museum
Paintings by Fargo artist Marjorie Schlossman are on exhibit
at the North Dakota Museum of Art through Sunday, Aug. 8.
Abstract Narratives represents Marjorie Schlossman’s
coming out party. After decades of painting and writing
in private, she decided to bring her work into the public
eye. There have been other exhibitions in small galleries
and educational institutions. This, however, is her first
museum exhibition, her first catalog.
Schlossman earned her undergraduate degree in literature
and recently completed a Master of Liberal Arts from Minnesota
State University Moorhead.
Walking into the exhibition of her work is like stepping
into a history lesson in the continuation of 20th century
painting. For just as the seeds of Richard Diebenkorn’s
Ocean Park Series can be seen in the landscape paintings
of Henri Matisse, the roots of Marjorie Schlossman’s
paintings are lodged in the drawings of Arshile Gorky, in
the automatic writing of the Surrealists, and in the abstractions
of such West Coast painters as Gordon Onslow-Ford and Diebenkorn.
In naming the exhibition Abstract Narratives, Schlossman
acknowledges that her sweeping abstract gestures often suggest
figures in the landscapes, processionals, gatherings of
creatures of all kinds. As the mother of seven children,
her creatures often resemble children or a child’s
make-believe world, a sense reinforced by their cartoon-like
The exhibition continues at the North Dakota Museum of Art
through Aug. 8. Located on Centennial Drive in Grand Forks,
the Museum is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and 11
a.m. to 5 p.m. weekends. There is no admission charge although
visitors are encouraged to contribute to the donation box.
— North Dakota Museum of Art.
seeks people to pose as patients for medical students
The office of medical education is seeking people to hire
as patients for our medical students. We are looking for
people who would like to help students learn and practice
history taking and physical exam skills.
We need a diverse group of healthy men and women, ages 25
to 80, with the following:
s a flexible schedule;
s transportation to and from the University;
s limited number of health problems.
The positions available are part-time and short-term, lasting
only a Tuesday or Thursday afternoon from 12:30 until 5:30
p.m. During this time, you would be interviewed and examined
by three different student physicians. The experience would
be much the same as a visit to your own doctor’s office.
You will be asked to share your personal medical history
and allow the student to do a physical exam. (Don’t
worry, this does not require shots, blood tests or other
invasive procedures.) Students are observed by physicians
and all information given is confidential. (If there is
medical or personal information you do not wish to share,
you don’t have to.) You will be paid $10 an hour for
If you are interested, please contact Dawn at 777-4028
or Janelle at 777-3208 in the office of medical education
as soon as possible. Please feel free to pass this information
along to others you know who may be interested.
– Dawn Drake, medical education, School of Medicine
and Health Sciences.
offers 36 new certificate programs
The division of continuing education now offers 36 new
certificate programs. These fast track certificate programs
are designed for career entry or advancement, as well as
personal enrichment. Courses are available online and offer
a certificate of completion. Enrollment may begin at anytime
and completion times vary for each course.
Among the list of new courses is travel agent training,
which provides the basic skills needed to operate a computer
reservation system. Microsoft Office specialist is the only
comprehensive, performance-based certification program approved
by Microsoft to validate desktop computer skills using Microsoft
Office programs. A legal nurse consultant certificate prepares
RN’s and PA’s for a career in the legal field
and an eBusiness certificate teaches the basics in web marketing
to the complexities of electronic retailing. Other certificates
offered through UND include graphic design, real estate,
dietary manager, Webmaster and paralegal. A complete list
is available on the web site at www.conted.und.edu/ceus.
— Continuing education.
for children with special needs conference
Pesenter proposals are sought for the North Dakota Family
Connections fall conference, “When Children Have Special
Needs,” which will have the themes of strengthening
ties and enhancing family support.
It will be held Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30 to
Oct. 1 and 2, at the Doublewood Inn, Bismarck. Proposals
are due Monday, Aug. 2; submit online at: www.conted.und.edu/connections.
The conference seeks to strenghen ties and enhance family
support by bringing together families with children who
have delays, disabilities and chronic physical or mental
health needs, and the professionals who support those families.
This fall conference will continue the “dialogue”
between families and professionals that began at the N.D.
Family Connections conference held in June at Fargo.
Professionals who serve children with special needs and
their families are invited to present, including educators,
early interventionists, family support specialists, social
workers, childcare workers, child developmental specialists,
legislators, administrators, counselors and other professionals
who provide support to families.
All of the topics will contribute to a continued discussion
of the fall conference theme of strengthening ties and enhancing
family support. Topics need to be relevant for both families
and professionals as they have the option to attend the
same sessions. Presenters should focus on the following
strands/topic areas: early intervention, education, intervention,
building community, and family support.
Compensation for a two-hour concurrent session is a $300
all inclusive fee; travel reimbursement is not provided.
All accepted two-hour concurrent session presenters also
receive a complementary full conference registration. This
allows the presenter to receive admittance to all sessions,
continental breakfasts, lunch, refreshments, and continuing
education credits (exception: graduate credit and CEUs).
For more information on how to submit a proposal, please
visit www.conted.und.edu/connections. You may also contact
the office of conference services at 777-2663 or toll free
at 866-579-2663. All proposals must be submitted online
and are due Aug. 2.
Please share this information with your colleagues. We
look forward to reviewing your proposals. – Jennifer
Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing education.
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape? Want to become renewed and invigorated when
outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
The Salvation Army is collecting school supplies for needy
children. When buying supplies this year, buy extra and
donate them to help children in the greater Grand Forks
community. Items can be left at the Salvation Army office,
1600 University Ave., or dropped by Volunteer Bridge, 113A
Memorial Union, on or before Friday, Aug. 6. Items needed
are notebooks, folders, crayons (big and small), pens and
pencils, rulers, calculators, markers, loose paper, scissors,
three-ring binders, Kleenix, and gently-used backpacks.
The Salvation Army will distribute these items to needy
children Aug. 9 and 10. Thank you.
– Linda Rains, coordinator of volunteer services
and programming, Volunteer Bridge, Memorial Union.
listed for Aug. 2-20
Below are U2 workshops for Aug. 2-20. Please 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
Excel XP, Intermediate (limited seating): Aug. 9 and 11,
9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Prerequisite:
Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and sort data,
import and export data, work with advanced formulas, analyze
and share data. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Word XP, Beginning: Aug. 16, 18, and 20, 9 a.m. to noon,
361 Upson II (nine hours total). Learn basic features of
the program; create a document, edit and format text, format
paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards, proof
a document, set display and print options, and mail merge
wizard. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
DMP Protocol and Work Force Safety (Workers Compensation):
Aug. 17, 1:30 to 2:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. The designated
medical provider guidelines are part of the ND state risk
management program with Work Force Safety (workers compensation).
It is important for employees to have a clear understanding
of these policies in the event they suffer a work-related
injury. The class is also an excellent opportunity for supervisors
to become more familiar with the policy. The safety director
and work force safety coordinator will make the presentation
and be available for questions following. Presenters: Claire
Moen and Jason Uhlir.
Annual Reporting Update: Aug. 17, 1:30 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson
II. This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with
the web application for submitting annual reports via the
web template, as well as previewing and printing the web
report. This hands-on workshop is a repeat from last year
to give employees, who will be involved with annual reporting,
the opportunity to become acquainted with the available
web template and various reports. There have been some slight
additions/revisions to the template so some of the material
will be new. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
within the University.
Back to Top
ORPD lists June
The Office of Research and Program Development congratulates
the following UND faculty and staff who were listed as principal
or co-principal investigators on awards received during
the month of June 2004:
Medical school administration and finance, Randy Eken;
anthropology, Dennis Toom; atmospheric sciences, Michael
Poellot; aviation, Frank Argenziano; Charles Robertson;
business and public administration, Steve Moser; Center
for Rural Health, Mary Amundson, Brad Gibbens, Kyle Muus;
chemical engineering, Wayne Seames; chemistry, Evguenii
Kozliak; civil engineering, Nabil Suleiman; communication,
Holly Annis, Pamela Kalbfleisch; community medicine, James
Brosseau; computer science, Emanuel Grant; EERC, Ted Aulich,
Steve Benson, Bethany Bolles, Tera Buckley, Donald Cox,
Charlene Crocker, Daniel Daly, Bruce Dockter, Kurt Eylands,
Grant Dunham, Thomas Erickson, Kevin Galbreath, Jay Gunderson,
John Harju, David Hassett, Steve Hawthorne, Loreal Heebink,
Michael Holmes, Phillip Hutton, Dennis Laudal, Jason Laumb,
Kyle Martin, Donald McCollor, Blaise Mibeck, Debra Pflughoeft-Hassett,
Edwin Olson, John Pavlish, Westley Peck, Nicholas Ralston,
Darren Schmidt, Richard Schulz, Jaroslav Solc, James Sorenson,
Edward Steadman, Ronald Timpe, Chad Wocken, Jill Zola, Christopher
Galbreath; environmental training institute, Linda Rohde;
facilities, Paul Clark; flight operations and training:
Bruce Smith; geography: Rebecca Philips; INMED, Eugene DeLorme;
medicine and health sciences, H. David Wilson; plant services,
Randall Bohlman; political science and public administration,
Mary Kweit; psychology, Alan King; space studies, Michael
Gaffey, Craig McLaughlin; teaching and learning, Lynne Chalmers.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, research and
sought for research facilities improvement
The National Center For Research Resources (NCRR) has issued
a solicitation for proposals to its extramural research
facilities improvement program. The program provides support
to expand, remodel, renovate, or alter existing research
or animal facilities or construct new research or animal
facilities which are to be used for basic and clinical biomedical
and behavioral research and research training. NCRR also
encourages applications for major alteration and renovation
(A&R) projects that support the NIAID biodefense and
emerging infectious diseases research agenda. The principal
objective is to facilitate and enhance conduct of PHS- supported
biomedical and behavioral research by supporting the costs
of designing and constructing non-Federal basic and clinical
research facilities to meet biomedical or behavioral research,
research training, or research support needs of an institution
or a research area at an institution.
Because UND may submit only two applications to the program
in the same fiscal year (providing that they encompass different
scopes and are from two different “stand alone”
components of the University), a committee will be set up
to conduct an internal review of preproposals. The
NCRR deadlines are Sept. 14 and Dec. 15. Preproposals should
address the following points:
• Plans for architectural designs for the facility
• Provide cost estimates for facilities construction
• Justify space requirements for support staff
• Clearly define the impact of the proposed construction
on PHS-funded research for existing and future research
• Provide succinct descriptions of specific research
activities that will benefit from the construction.
• Provide biographical sketches (no more than two
pages) of the principal investigator, the program director,
and investigators who will be major users of the facilities.
Preproposals should be no more than five pages in length
(excluding biographical sketches) using a reasonable format
(one inch margins, font size 11, single-spaced). Preproposals
are due in the Office of Research and Program Development
by 4:30 p.m. Monday, Aug. 9. Criteria used for reviewing
preproposals will conform to the guidelines included in
the program announcement which can be found at: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-04-122.html.
Investigators will be notified of the review results as
soon as possible in order to provide as much time as possible
to prepare a final proposal for submission.
The program will use the NIH research facilities construction
grant mechanism (C06). Matching funds ($1 to $1) will be
required for the specific project awarded. The maximum award
amount will be $4.0 million for all applicants. Facility
construction that may be supported under this program includes
construction of new facilities, additions to existing buildings,
completion of uninhabitable “shell” space in
new or existing buildings, and major alterations and renovations.
The acquisition and installation of fixed equipment such
as casework, fume hoods, large autoclaves, or biological
safety cabinets are allowed.
If you would like to receive a hard copy of the announcement,
please contract Shirley Griffin at 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, research and
Water tour will
explore progress in Grand Forks
The North Dakota Water Education Foundation is hosting
a tour of the Grand Forks area Thursday, Aug. 26.
On this “Progress in Grand Forks” water tour,
participants will begin the tour at City Hall with a short
video on the flood devastation of 1997, and then tour the
city to view what has been done with respect to rebuilding
the area. The tour includes Riverside Park, English Coulee
Pump Station, Lincoln Drive Park, downtown Grand Forks and
East Grand Forks, and a lunch stop at the Blue Moose. Following
lunch, the tour participants will learn about the water
intake structure and facilities and end the day with a tour
of the Ralph Engelstad Arena, including a tour of the new
Betty Engelstad Arena.
The Foundation is also hosting tours of northwest North
Dakota, Devils Lake, and the Missouri River. These tour
dates are as follows: Water in the Northwest, Aug. 4; Missouri
River Expedition, Aug. 18; and Devils Lake, Sept. 7.
The public is invited to attend the tours, which cost $15
per person, and include transportation, informational materials,
meals, refreshments and a one-year subscription to the North
Dakota Water magazine.
Tour sponsors include Garrison Diversion Conservancy District,
Houston Engineering, Montgomery Watson Inc., N.D. Game &
Fish Department, N.D. State Water Commission, N.D. Water
Resource Districts Association, N.D. Water Users Association,
Ulteig Engieners, Inc., N.D. Natural Resources Trust, Advanced
Engienering, Bartlett & West Engineers, Richtman's Printing,
Moore Engineering, Butler Machinery and Stan Puklich Chevrolet.
For more information or to register, contact the North
Dakota Water Education Foundation, (701) 223-8332, fax,
(701) 223-4645, e-mail email@example.com. -- Jan Orvik,
editor, for N.D. Water Education Foundation.
Back to Top