42, Number 43: August 12, 2005
from President Charles Kupchella regarding the NCAA
Report on American Indian nicknames
parking, housing projects planned
|EVENTS TO NOTE
|ID cards will
be distributed Aug. 11
Reception will open Colombian art exhibit
Picnic will celebrate people working with
North Dakota Ballet presents children's
Medical school dean's hour to focus on
health promotion and chronic disease management
Aug. 16 staff info session covers student
Children's Center hosts open house, has
child care openings
U2 workshops listed
Space studies holds weekly star parties
Agenda items due for Sept. 1 University
U Senate meeting dates listed
Jane Goodall will speak on campus
Agenda items due for Sept. 7 IRB meeting
Potato Bowl celebrates 40th year
Writer’s Conference in Children’s
Literature celebrates 25 years
for assessment position
VolcanoWorld named best public web site
EERC announces 2005 financial results
Sande named director of aerospace software
Aerospace names new flight operations administrators
DEPSCoR proposals due Aug. 30
Student jobs will be posted Aug. 17
Business office hours listed
Purchasing office lists procedures
State fleet rates adjusted
Mileage, meal reimbursements changed
Memorial Union Ballroom undergoing renovations
Law library lists intersession hours
Health sciences library lists hours
Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory
Women sought for menopause study
Bookstore is hiring for fall rush
Donated leave requested for Shannon Gullickson
Blood donors sought
Campus walking trail maps available
from President Charles Kupchella regarding the
NCAA Report on American Indian nicknames
The University of North Dakota is currently
digesting Friday morning’s announcement
of the NCAA Executive Committee about American
Indian nicknames. We don’t know yet what
all of the implications will be for the University.
Since the announcement uses the words mascot
(we do not have one), and nickname, and logo
interchangeably, with an undefined adjective
“offensive,” we are not yet sure
what the announcement means to UND. Our athletes
and coaching staff have used the nickname and
a logo (designed by an American Indian artist)
with great pride and respect. The University
has made and continues to make a strong commitment
providing educational and service opportunities
for American Indians. We have more than 25 American
Indian-related programs and have more than 400
American Indian students attending the University
of North Dakota.
– Charles Kupchella, president
parking, housing projects planned
Local architects are working
on designs for a 550-to 700-stall, four-or five-level
parking structure to be built on the west side
of Columbia Road on the existing Swanson Hall
parking lot, as well as new student apartments
that will replace antiquated housing along University
To fund the projects, UND is authorized to sell
bonds up to $19 million for the parking structure
and $20 million for the apartments. The actual
cost of the proposed parking facility shouldn’t
come near the bonding limit. The project could
start as early as fall.
The University plans to build complexes housing
400 to 500 apartments on a small section of
land west of the English Coulee and the Chester
Fritz Auditorium and east of North 42nd Street.
The land currently is occupied by small flattop
and split-level family apartments, which were
built in 1956. Students who live in those homes
have been asked to find new lodging by the end
of the year. The old apartments likely will
be razed and cleared in early 2006 and construction
could start on the new apartments this spring.
Other projects under construction include: Wellness
Center, American Indian Center, Carnegie (mechanical)
renovation, School of Medicine Minot Clinic
(leased), and a neuroscience addition.
— Jan Orvik, editor, with information
from the Grand Forks Herald
cards will be distributed Aug. 11
New ID card distribution for
faculty, staff and students has been rescheduled
to begin Thursday, Aug. 11. Please come to 16/18
Swanson Concourse between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m.
You must bring a government issued photo ID
(driver’s license or passport) to receive
your new U Card. Please bring your old ID and
return it to the staff.
Please note that all faculty and staff members
were required to update their University photos
as of May 2004. If you have not updated your
photo, you will not be able to receive your
new ID card. To take your new photo, stop by
the U Card office, 10 Swanson Hall, from 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m.
Refer to our web site at www.ucard.und.edu
– Teresa Blilie, U Card office
will open Colombian art exhibit
On Saturday, Aug. 13, from 5
to 7 p.m., the North Dakota Museum of Art will
hold an opening reception for contemporary Colombian
artist Juan Manuel Echavarría. The reception,
which is free and open to the public, will include
an informal gallery talk given by Echavarría,
one of the 12 artists included in the recent
Museum exhibition, “The Disappeared.”
This is his first comprehensive solo museum
exhibition in the US. He spent 20 years as a
novelist before turning to conceptual photography
and video in 1997 in order to confront the violence
that rules his own country. The exhibition,
accompanied by a bilingual catalog, will be
on display through Oct. 9.
“I was drowning in words.” With
that, Juan Manuel Echavarría walked away
from 30 years as a writer of serious fiction.
Echavarría didn’t look at the art
of his own time until 1995 when he began to
spend month-long sojourns in New York, often
in the company of artist friends, one of whom
put a camera in his hands. Those who have read
his books speak of the difficulty his writing
poses: dense, impenetrable, tangled in words,
sophisticated, other worldly. Whereas those
who come upon his photographs and videos call
up other words: pared away, clear, sophisticated,
of this world.
Echavarría’s work speaks to the
pervasiveness and the frightening “normality”
of violence in Colombia after 50 years of civil
war. By turning his camera to the blind spots
in the social fabric of Colombia, Echavarría
creates a record of violence everywhere.
The 160 page full-color catalog is published
by Charta in collaboration with the North Dakota
Museum of Art. Written and edited by Laurel
Reuter, it also contains Echavarría’s
interview with seven women who were kidnapped
along with 160 others from the church of La
María in Cali in 1999. Additional essays
are by German critic Thomas Girst; Uruguayan
critic and artist Ana Tiscornia; and María
Victoria Uribe, anthropologist and historian
who lives in Bogotá where she serves
as director of The Colombian Institute of Anthropology
The catalog and exhibition are funded by the
Andy Warhol Foundation. Additional support was
provided by the North Valley Arts Council through
a grant from the City of Grand Forks and the
North Dakota Council on the Arts.
For those wishing to understand both the works
in the exhibition and the historical events
behind them, the Museum is organizing a series
of discussions based upon works of fiction and
current affairs. People may join any or all
of the bi-weekly Thursday night discussions:
- Aug. 23, 7 p.m., News of a Kidnapping by
Gabriel García Márquez.
- Sept. 13, 7 p.m., Death in the Andes by
Mario Vargas Llosa.
- Sept. 27, 7 p.m., Children of Cain: Violence
and the Violent of Latin America by Tina Rosenberg.
The exhibition is curated by Laurel Reuter,
director of the North Dakota Museum of Art.
The public is welcome to all events. Those wishing
group tours, including schools, should contact
Sue Fink, director of education at the Museum.
There is no admission charge but a $5 donation
is suggested for adults and change from children.
For more information call 777-4195 or visit
— North Dakota Museum of Art.
will celebrate people working with ConnectND
Celebrate our people working
with ConnectND at a campuswide picnic luncheon
Monday, Aug. 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
at the front of the Twamley administration building
(quad area). Come and enjoy brats, burgers,
A&W root beer floats and other goodies.
This is a campuswide event and everyone is invited
to show our appreciation and thanks to all our
employees working with ConnectND.
In case of inclement weather, the function will
be held at the Armory Building on campus across
the street from Twamley Hall. Please come and
join us. Thanks to everyone for all your support.
– Robert Gallager, vice president for
finance and operations
Dakota Ballet presents Children’s Dance
Artistic directors Mary Noel and Job Christenson
are pleased to announce the Children’s
Dance Initiative. Beginning this fall, North
Dakota Ballet Company Apprentice School will
offer Sunday classes for all area dance students
interested in performing/competition. For dancers
age 8 years and older there will be choreography
sessions and voice training for three troupes:
junior, senior and song and dance. The directors
plan to compete in two events this year plus
make appearances throughout the year in the
Grand Forks area.
This season, North Dakota Ballet Company Apprentice
School is offering expanded classes, increased
staff, and more performance opportunities. Classes
are offered in pre-ballet, ballet, jazz, and
tap for beginner, intermediate and advanced
levels, as well as a beginner dance class for
teens and adults. Registration for classes will
be at the studio Monday and Tuesday, Aug. 15-16,
from 5 to 7 p.m., Grand Cities Mall. Classes
begin Monday, Aug. 29. Visit www.ndballet.org
for registration details and a class schedule
or call 746-6044. This program is supported
in part by a grant from the Greater Grand Forks
Marketing Services Partnership and the North
Dakota State Council on the Arts, which receives
funding from the state legislature and the National
Endowment for the Arts. The non-profit North
Dakota Ballet Company, founded in 1962, is dedicated
to promoting classical ballet and other dance
styles in Grand Forks and the surrounding region.
— Kristen Borysewicz, NDBC executive
director, (701) 746-6044; please call to arrange
school dean’s hour to focus on health
promotion and chronic disease management
Health promotion and chronic disease management
in clinical practice is the topic of the next
Dean’s Hour at noon on Tuesday, Aug. 16,
at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
James Brosseau, chair of community medicine
and director of the Altru Diabetes Center, will
present the talk, which is free and open to
the public, in the Keller Auditorium at the
medical school’s Wold Center, 501 N. Columbia
Originally from Drayton, N.D., Brosseau earned
degrees from UND and the University of Minnesota.
Following residency training, Brosseau returned
to Grand Forks in 1978 and has since been with
the UND medical school. He practices as a general
internist and diabetologist at Altru Clinic.
The presentation will be broadcast at the following
video conference sites: Southeast Campus room
225, Southwest Campus conference room B and
Northwest Campus office. It can also be viewed
on the medical school’s web page at http://www.med.und.nodak.edu/depts/mit/webcast/dean.html
and through Internet video conferencing on desktop
computers through the medical school’s
CRISTAL recorder (call 701-777-2329 for details).
The Dean’s Hour Lecture Series is a forum
for the discussion of health care, medicine,
research, education and related issues of the
day. For more information, please contact the
Office of the Dean, 777-2514.
— School of Medicine and Health Sciences
16 staff info session covers student help topicsn.
The annual staff information
session (motto: get the latest information and
make sure you’re prepared to help students)
will be Tuesday, Aug. 16, 10 to 11:30 a.m. in
Room 1, Gamble Hall. Distribution of materials
is 9:30 to 10 a.m. and speakers will begin at
10 a.m. sharp. 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
Short briefings will cover academic advising,
adult re-entry program, 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, U Card and
IDs, Greek life, Memorial Union, student health,
and UND police.
Everyone is welcome to attend. Come at 9:30
a.m. to be sure you have collected all the handouts
and are ready for the presentations at 10 a.m.,
– Patsy Nies, special project assistant,
Center hosts open house, has child care openings
The University Children’s Center,
located on campus at 525 Stanford Road, will host
a fall open house Friday, Aug. 19, from 2 to 5:30
p.m. This is the time to finalize your registration
for fall child care. Children already registered will
be introduced to their teachers and classrooms. If
you haven’t seen our center, please take the
time to explore the culturally diverse learning environment
we have for all children, including students with
The Children’s Center offers care and education
to children ages 2 to 5 and those children needing
care before and after Head Start. It is open to everyone
in the Grand Forks community, and children do not
need to be toilet trained. We are licensed by the
North Dakota Department of Human Services. Hours are
7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year-round.
Children are cared for in small groups by a teacher
with a degree in early childhood education or a related
field. A day at the center includes a USDA approved
breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of rest or nap time,
group activity, outdoor play and center time. Parents
are always welcome to be a part of this day.
Call 777-3947 or visit www.childrenscenter.und.edu
for more information.
– University Children’s Center
Below are U2 workshops for Aug. 16-30; visit our web
site for more. The fall U2 newsletter containing workshops
for September through November will arrive soon. Register
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 seats.
- Employee Privacy and the Law: Aug. 16, 9 to11
a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. How far can an employer
go in making decisions on issues related to privacy
in the workplace? Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi
- Ready to Navigate UND Campus Connection (a.k.a.
Peoplesoft)? Need a Refresher on FERPA Guidelines?
Aug. 16, 1 to 3 p.m. or Aug. 17, 9 to 11 a.m., 300
Merrifield Hall. To help prepare for these questions
and more, join your colleagues at an upcoming workshop.
Workshop topics to include: navigating UND Campus
Connection (PeopleSoft) and understanding FERPA
guidelines. This workshop is for any campus academic
advisor wanting to learn more about the workshop
topics. Presented by registrar’s office.
- Introduction to Faculty Self-Service: Aug. 22,
9 to 10 a.m.; or Aug. 25, 3 to 4 p.m.; or Aug. 26,
8 to 9 a.m.; or Aug. 26, 2 to 3 p.m.; or Aug.30,
10 to 11 a.m.; or Sept. 8, noon to 1 p.m., Lecture
Bowl, Memorial Union. This is an introduction for
faculty to the features and navigation of the faculty
self-service portal. The session will also summarize
advising tools and have training on privacy and
FERPA issues. Presented by registrar’s office.
- Power Point XP, Beginning: Aug. 23, 25, and 29,
9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total).
Create presentations, add graphics and objects to
slides, add tables and charts to slides, prepare
a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions,
and animate text. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- Defensive Driving: Aug. 23, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This workshop
is required by state fleet for all UND employees
who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly)
basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident
while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged
to bring a family member. This workshop may also
reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and
could possibly remove points from your driving record.
Presenter: Officer Tom Brockling.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant
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 observatory project.
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,
items due for Sept. 1 University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday,
Sept. 1, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda
items for this meeting are due in the registrar’s
office at noon Thursday, Aug. 18. They may be submitted
electronically to: email@example.com.
It is recommended that some detail be included in
the agenda items submitted.
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
Senate meeting dates listed
The 2005-06 University Senate meeting dates/agenda
item due dates follow.
Agenda item due date
Sept. 1, 2005 Aug.
Oct. 6, 2005 Sept.
Nov. 3, 2005 Oct.
Dec. 1, 2005 Nov.
Jan. 12, 2006* Dec. 29,
*A January meeting is usually not held unless it’s
Feb. 2, 2006 Jan.
March 2, 2006 Feb. 16, 2006
April 6, 2006 March
May 4, 2006 April
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
Goodall will speak on campus
Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane
Goodall Institute and world-renowned primatologist,
conservationist and environmentalist, will present
a free public lecture, “Reason for Hope”
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 7,
at 7 p.m.
Dr. Goodall continues her pioneering research on chimpanzee
behavior and habitat preservation. She also works
on community-centered conservation and AIDS prevention
in Africa, and has established a worldwide youth network
in more than 90 countries that inspires young people
through community service.
Her free lecture, followed by book sales and a book
signing, is sponsored by the anthropology department
and Anthropology Club, the president’s office,
provost’s office, College of Arts and Sciences,
and the Nash Foundation.
For more information, please contact me.
– Melinda Leach, 777-3697, firstname.lastname@example.org,
items due for Sept. 7 IRB meeting
The institutional review board will
meet at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 7, in 305 Twamley
Hall to consider all research proposals submitted
to the research development and compliance office
before Friday, Aug. 26. Proposals received later will
be considered only if a quorum has reviewed them and
Clinical medical projects must be reviewed by the
clinical medical subcommittee before being brought
to the full board. Proposals for these projects are
due in RD&C Friday, Aug. 19.
Minutes from the meeting will be available in RD&C
about a week after the meeting.
– John Madden (communication sciences and
disorders), chair, institutional review board
Bowl celebrates 40th year
Potato Bowl will celebrate its
40th year Sept. 15-17. The 2005 Potato Bowl
USA Golf Scramble will be held Thursday, Sept.
15. Registration begins at 9 a.m. with tee times
at 10 a.m., Manvel Golf Course. The $50 entry
fee includes: green fees, lunch, Potato Bowl
gift, golf prizes, refreshments on the course,
and a Potato Bowl football game ticket. To register
your four-person team, call 773-3633. The golf
scramble is open to anyone.
The annual French Fry Feed in University Park,
sponsored by Simplot, will be held Thursday,
Sept. 15, from 5 p.m. to dusk. The evening features
the world’s largest French fry feed and:
- hot dog/soda stands,
- large inflatable games,
- United Way children’s activity tent,
- Live music,
- Potato picking contest, sponsored by RDO
(for children; registration from 5 to 5:45
p.m.; races start with youngest to oldest),
- Fireworks display, sponsored by Rydell
(at Memorial Stadium; tune into Breeze 104.3
FM for choreographed fireworks music),
- Come meet the 2005 Fighting Sioux fall
sports teams and coaches at “Meet the
Sioux” at the French Fry Feed inUniversity
Park. The 2005 Fighting Sioux football, soccer,
golf and cross country teams will be on hand
to sign autographs and take pictures with
fans. Bring the kids and your cameras.
2005 Potato Bowl Game Day includes the 2005
Jaycees Potato Bowl Parade Saturday, Sept. 17,
at 9:30 a.m. Applications for parade entries:
The game features the UND Fighting Sioux vs.
Western Washington University Vikings, 1 p.m.
at the Alerus Center, Grand Forks.
For ticket information, contact 877-91-SIOUX.
For more information about the Fighting Sioux
football team, visit www.fightingsioux.com;
for Potato Bowl info, go to www.potatobowl.org.
— Shelle Michaels (Alumni Association
and Foundation), Potato Bowl committee member
Conference in Children’s Literature celebrates
The 26th Annual Writers Conference
in Children’s Literature, presented by
the Society of Children’s Book Writers
& Illustrators (SCBWI) and the English department,
will celebrate 25 years of writing on the Plains
at this year’s conference, Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 16-17, at the Memorial Union.
The Writers Conference in Children’s Literature
was founded in 1980 by Emily Rhoads Johnson,
who brought to North Dakota the gift of a passion
for children’s literature. Her goal in
starting the conference was to encourage aspiring
writers to publish excellent, creative stories
for children of all ages.
Throughout the years, distinguished authors,
illustrators, educators, and agents have visited
the UND campus to share their stories, critique
manuscripts, and keep area writers informed
of the latest trends and markets in the field
of children’s literature. Jane Kurtz and
Emily Johnson will lead this year’s enthusiastic
panel of presenters, including Jen Weiss, editor
of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys books and others
at Simon & Schuster, and Heather Delabre,
editor at Carus Publishing. Also featured this
year will be Jean Patrick of Mitchell, S.D.,
author of five books, including a history of
Mt. Rushmore, and Roxane Salonen of Fargo, author
of P is for Peace Garden: A North Dakota Alphabet.
The conference regularly attracts participants
from all over North Dakota, South Dakota, and
Minnesota, as well as Wisconsin, Nebraska, and
Manitoba. People interested in attending can
for the conference program and a registration
form, or contact Jean Patrick, SCBWI Regional
Advisor for the Dakotas, at email@example.com
or Yvette LaPierre at firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Yvette LaPierre, conference co-director,
sought for assessment position
The Office of the Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs invites internal applications
for the position of assistant provost for assessment
of student learning. This is a half-time, 10-month
appointment beginning immediately. Preferred
- A strong belief in the importance of student
learning outcomes assessment as a critical
component of continuous academic program improvement.
- Experience using student learning outcome
measures as part of a history of successful
- Ability to work collaboratively with all
areas of the campus community to develop broad-based
ownership in a model campus-wide student learning
outcomes assessment program.
- Respect of the campus community as a proven
leader, teacher, and motivator.
The assistant provost for assessment of student
learning reports directly to the provost and
will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provide leadership in developing and implementing
UND’s institution-wide assessment program
as a coordinated process that has as its goal
the continuous improvement of student learning
- Ensure that UND’s student learning
assessment processes meet institutional accountability
expectations and accreditation requirements.
- Work with faculty, chairs, deans and administration
to ensure the timely development and implementation
of department/program assessment plans, including
the ongoing use of evaluation data in program
- Collaborate with the Office of Institutional
Research to coordinate development, administration,
analysis and communication to academic and
non-academic units regarding university-wide
student learning assessment instruments.
- Work with administration and faculty leaders
to design and implement a plan for the assessment
of UND’s general education program.
- Represent the Office of the Provost on
the Senate University assessment committee.
- Assist with other related duties as assigned
by the provost.
Review of applications begins Aug. 25, and
continues until a candidate is selected. To
apply, send a letter of application addressing
the preferred qualifications, a CV, and contact
information for three references to me. —
Victoria Beard, associate provost, Box 8176,
302 Twamley Hall, .
World named best public web site
Volcano World, located in space
studies, has won the Best Public Website Award
for 2005 from the Geosciences Information Society.
Volcano World has been one of the primary volcano
news and information web sites on the Internet
since 1995 and provides a variety of information
on related topics including lesson plans, interviews,
and detailed descriptions of most volcanoes
in the world. The site is updated weekly with
the SI/USGS current volcano activity reports
and other relevant volcano news. Last month
it averaged 31,700 unique users every day and
more than 30 million combined “hits.”
It is located at http://volcano.und.edu.
Shan de Silva, chair of space studies since
2001, and Robert Peckyno, Volcano World editor,
will attend the Geological Society of America’s
annual meeting in Salt Lake City in October
to accept the award.
The Geosciences Information Society facilitates
the exchange of information in the geosciences
through cooperation among scientists, librarians,
editors, cartographers, educators and information
– Space studies
announces 2005 financial results
The Energy & Environmental Research Center
has announced results for the fiscal year ending
June 30, 2005, with contract awards topping
a record $29 million; 294 proposals were submitted
to clients at a value of more than $79 million.
Over the last three years, proposal and contract
activities have shown a strong upward trend.
The number of proposals submitted has increased
by 13 percent, and total contract awards have
increased by 52 percent. In FY03, 260 proposals
were submitted, with total contract awards of
$19 million. In FY04, the EERC submitted 289
proposals and had year-end contract awards of
more than $26 million.
“Our preliminary projections for FY06
contracts suggest another record year, with
total awards in the $34 million to $36 million
range,” said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold.
“The future looks very exciting.”
“Over the last 15 years, the EERC has
carefully positioned itself in programmatic
areas of strategic importance to our nation
and the entire global community. We have developed
numerous partnerships involving the business
sector, the federal government, and the state
of North Dakota. Over 600 of the EERC’s
clients have been private sector corporations,”
“We have had tremendous support from Senator
Byron Dorgan (D-ND), Senator Kent Conrad (D-ND),
and Congressman Earl Pomeroy. We are also deeply
appreciative to North Dakota Governor John Hoeven
(R-ND) for championing the state Centers of
Excellence program, in which the EERC anticipates
playing a major role.”
This fiscal year, EERC research contracts represented
well over half the total of externally funded
research at UND.
The EERC is a research, development, demonstration,
and commercialization facility recognized as
one of the world’s leading developers
of cleaner, more efficient energy technologies
as well as environmental technologies to protect
and clean our air, water, and soil. The EERC
leverages and enhances government research dollars
by developing working partnerships with industry,
government, and the research community. Since
1987, the EERC has had more than 850 clients
in all 50 states and 47 countries.
Currently, the EERC has more than 270 highly
skilled scientists, engineers, and support personnel
representing more than 90 different disciplines.
More than 26 new job positions are currently
— Energy & Environmental Research
named director of aerospace software business
Dana Sande has been named director of software
business development for the Aerospace Foundation.
He will work with the AeroSpace Network to commercialize
AIMS, Crewlink and HTMLeZ, as well as identify
additional business opportunities for software
projects and clients.
Sande was previously employed as vice president
of business development at Atlas Business Solutions
in Fargo, where he developed and implemented
sales and marketing strategies. He was also
responsible for the training and development
of the sales force while planning and directing
inside sales activities.
In December 2005 Sande is scheduled to graduate
from UND with a master’s degree in business
administration. He graduated in 1997 with a
bachelor’s degree in mathematics.
– Aerospace Foundation
names new flight operations administrators
Dick Schultz has been named
associate director of flight operations, and
Dan Kasowski has been named assistant director.
As associate director, Schultz will provide
management and administration for functional
activities at UND Aerospace’s flight operations
facility in the absence of the director. Responsibilities
include administering and managing daily flight
operations, maintaining safe operations in compliance
with University policies and procedures, federal
aviation regulations and the highest industry
standards, and coordinate with airport management
on matters pertaining to leased facilities,
policies and procedures.
Since March 2000, Schultz has served as chief
flight instructor for UND Aerospace’s
fixed-wing flight training programs. Prior to
that, he was assistant chief flight instructor
from July 1989 through March 2000. Schultz earned
a Bachelor of Business Administration with a
major in aviation administration from UND in
Kasowski will provide management and administration
in the absence of the director and associate
director of flight operations. Since November
1996, Kasowski has served as director of maintenance
of the flight operation facility. He was service
manager from August 1993 through November 1996.
An FAA licensed pilot, Kasowski holds FAA airframe
and powerplant certificates, an FAA inspector
authorization certificate, and is an airworthiness
aviation safety counselor.
— UND Aerospace
proposals due Aug. 30
DEPSCoR pre-proposals are due
at noon Tuesday, Aug. 30. Full description of
the RFP is posted on the ND EPSCoR web page
Please direct your questions to Gary Johnson
at 777-2492 or GaryEJohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu.
— Cathy Lerud, ND EPSCoR
jobs will be posted Aug. 17
Our office will post federal
work study institutional jobs for fall on Wednesday,
Aug. 17, so please get your fall listings to
us by Aug. 12. Contact Joanne at 777-4411, Joanne.email@example.com
or fax at 777-2040 for FWS jobs or Terri for
institutional work at 777-4395 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jobs must be posted for a minimum of three days
prior to the student starting work.
– Joanne Goldade and Terri Jerik, Job
office hours listed
Beginning Monday, Aug. 15, the
business office hours will return to 8 a.m.
to 4:30 p.m. The teller windows will remain
closed from 8 to 9 a.m. Aug. 15 through Friday,
Sept. 30. Please direct students to 202 Twamley
Hall for assistance.
office lists procedures
The purchasing office requires compliance with
the following policies and procedures.
A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale
Procedures for Departing Faculty” is
available from the purchasing office. Request
a copy at 777-2681 or visit www.und.edu/dept/purchase/surplus.html.
Any concerns or questions regarding the policy
and procedure can be directed to JoAnn Albrecht
When a purchase for personal computers exceeds
$5,000, use a purchase requisition to place
the order. Do not purchase one at a time using
more than one voucher or make repeat purchases
on the Visa purchasing card. You may receive
a discount for ordering greater quantities.
When obtaining quotes for Gateway, Sun and
Apple use the UND web sites with direct links
to the contract pricing at www.und.edu/computing/reseller/.
A contract has been established jointly between
NDUS and the State of North Dakota with Cole
Papers Inc. Use of this contract is mandatory
for all paper purchases. The contract may
be viewed at www.state.nd.us/csd/spo/contracts/Html/002.htm
or you may call Cole Papers Inc. at 746-4531.
Cell phone service
Cellular phone service for University use
should be purchased via the state contract
with Cellular One. The UND Cellular One representative
can be reached at 218-289-0020. Departments
are charged monthly via an ID billing from
telecommunications office. If cellular phone
service is to be purchased outside of the
state contract, first obtain approval from
telecommunications office. Exempted cellular
phone services must be processed by submitting
the phone service agreement and a purchase
requisition to the purchasing office for the
creation of a blanket purchase order.
Conflict of interest
The UND conflict of interest policy requires
all employees who currently have a business
interest in a business entity, or whose spouse,
child, sibling, parent, or relative-in-law
has a business interest in a business entity
that currently does business with the University,
or could potentially do business with the
University, must complete the “Notification
of Business Interest” form and submit
it to the purchasing office.
— Purchasing office
fleet rates adjusted
As of Aug. 1, state fleet has adjusted
their motor pool rates retroactive to July 1. Please
use these rates when calculating a trip using a motor
pool vehicle. Users of state fleet vehicles are required
to use state fleet refueling sites in North Dakota
when they are in a city with those facilities. If
there are any questions about the locations of refueling
sites, please contact our office prior to travel.
Vehicle type UND rate per mile/hour
- Sedan $0.301
- Minivan – 7 passenger $0.441
- Van, 8 passenger $0.691
- Van, 15 passenger $0.691
- Compact 4x4/Jeep $0.481
- Suburban, 6 passenger $0.501
- Chevy S-10 pickup $0.461
- Cargo van-full size $0.561
- Mini cargo van $0.461
- Handicapped van-6 seats-1 wheelchair $31.250/hour
— Mary Metcalf, transportation manager
meal reimbursements changed
Effective for travel on or after August
1, the following rates apply:
A state vehicle should be utilized whenever possible.
1. first quarter,
6 a.m. to noon.............................$5.00.............20%
of GSA daily rate
2. second quarter,
noon to 6 p.m..............................$7.50.............30%
of GSA daily rate
3. third quarter,
6 p.m. to midnight.......................$12.50............50%
of GSA daily rate
4. fourth quarter,
midnight to 6 a.m.
In-State lodging reimbursement is not to exceed $50
+ applicable taxes.
Out-of-State lodging is actual lodging expense.
Those persons engaged in travel outside of the continental
United States shall be reimbursed for meals as follows:
The allowance for meals in noncontinental United States
and overseas nonforeign areas, including Alaska, Hawaii,
and Guam, is equal to the per diem meals rate in the
city of which a claim is made on that day as established
by rule for federal employees established by the United
States per diem committee.
The allowance for meals outside the United States
is equal to the per diem meals rate in the city for
which a claim is made on that day as established by
rule for federal employees established by the United
States department of state.
To find the applicable meal rates outside the contiguous
48 states, use the following website:and use the column
titled “Local Meals Rate.”
The standard rate for the continental United States
is $31 per day. To find domestic per diem rates that
are above this rate, use the following website: http://gsa.gov.
Click on per diem rates under e-TOOLS: online services.
– Accounting services, 777-2966.
Union Ballroom undergoing renovations
The Memorial Union Ballroom began renovations Aug.
4 for approximately six weeks. The focus of the renovation
will be a new ceiling and lighting system. Reservations
for the Ballroom will not be taken during this time.
If anyone has questions pertaining to this please
call me at 777-2953.
– Marsha Nelson, assistant director facility
operations, Memorial Union
library lists intersession hours
Intersession hours for the law library are: Saturday
and Sunday, Aug. 13-14, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday through
Thursday, Aug. 15-18, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug.
19, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21,
1 to 5 p.m. Monday through Thursday, Aug. 22-25, 7:30
a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 26, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.;
Saturday, Aug. 27, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug.
28, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Aug.
29, to Sept. 1, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Sept.
2, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
— Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library
sciences library lists hours
Regular hours at the Library of the Health
Sciences follow. 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.
sought for nutrition/memory study
In collaboration with James Penland of the
Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and
Patricia Moulton of the UND Center for Rural Health,
we are recruiting younger adults, age 21 to 35, and
older adults, age 60 to 80, to participate in a study
of the effects of nutritional status on age differences
in memory performance. The study takes about three
hours to complete. The testing will occur at the Human
Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks. You will
be paid $25 for your participation.
Your scores will be completely confidential and will
not be associated with your name; you will be given
a subject number and your name will not be used. Participation
will be limited to those without any previous history
of a stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s
disease. If you are interested in scheduling a time
to participate or in finding out more about the study,
please call Brian VanFossen at 777-9925.
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology
sought for menopause study
If you are between 42 and 65 years old and
interested in contributing to the science of menopause,
helping to identify methods to reduce symptoms, and
getting free test results that include nutritional
analysis, body composition, foot reflexology treatment(s),
and blood examination (hormone profile, assessment
for insulin resistance/diabetes), you have an opportunity
to participate in a study about menopause.
Very few studies have documented the impact of menopause
on women. This study will look at nutritional intake,
physical activity patterns, and medical history in
relation to menopause.
Benefits include free nutritional analysis of your
food intake, free body composition analysis, free
foot reflexology treatment (some women will receive
multiple treatments), and free laboratory tests (about
half of the sample).
We are seeking female employees between 42 and 65
years of age who are going through or have gone through
non-surgical menopause and have not had gynecological
surgery (partial or total hysterectomy). Tubal ligations
are acceptable. You should not be treated for diabetes
or for cancer; or be treated with prescription steroids
(for example, Prednisone).
If you participate, you will complete questionnaires
about menopause, your medical history, and your dietary
intake; participate in an interview about your physical
activity; agree to have body measurements taken; agree
to receive one or more foot reflexology treatments;
and agree to have blood drawn (about half of the sample);
and spend between 3 and 6 ½ hours of your time,
spread over a six-month period.
The study will be conducted at the College of Nursing
and Student Health Service. To sign up or for more
information, call Heidi Schneider at the Wellness
Center to schedule an appointment, 777-2719.
– Donna Morris, principal investigator, nursing
is hiring for fall rush
The UND Bookstore is now hiring seasonal
booksellers to help us with fall book rush. Some of
the responsibilities include cashiering, checking
in products, and delivering superior customer service.
Please stop at 775 Hamline Street for an application.
– Michelle Abernathey, UND Barnes & Noble
leave requested for Shannon Gullickson
Leave donations are sought for Shannon Gullickson,
admissions/advising director, School of Communication.
She and her family thank you for your generosity.
Please send a donated sick leave form to Mary Butzin,
Box 7169 if you are interested in donating leave.
For a form, go to www.und.edu/dept/payroll, then click
— School of Communication
Please consider donating blood. The Dak
Minn Blood Bank especially needs A-positive and O-positive
blood. Call for an appointment at 780-5326. –
Jan Orvik, editor for Erin Anderson, donor resource
coordinator, Dak Minn Blood Bank, (701) 780-5326,
walking trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a
break? Want to get in shape? Want to become renewed
and invigorated when outside? Check out the new walking
trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick
Tonder, associate director of facilities, has created
14 walking/running trails for the UND campus. The
trails, approximately one mile in length, cover most
regions of campus and can be interconnected for a
5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails are indoor routes
for year-round 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 at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower
the risk at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy.
See you on the trails.
– Wellness Center, 777-6476