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ISSUE: Volume 41, Number 43: August 13, 2004
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TOP STORIES
SBHE commends ConnectND teams, extends implementation for some campuses
Please return harassment training form

EVENTS TO NOTE
Aug. 16 staff info session covers student help topics
Departments invited to promote services at new graduate student fair
Faculty, staff invited to take part in Welcome Weekend
Interested faculty sought for public scholarship retreat
Graduate school hosts picnic
“On-the-Grill” dining service runs through Aug. 20
Empire Arts Center presents “Summer Sounds”
Comedian Martin Short will kick off Betty Engelstad Sioux Center grand opening events
Apartment center hosts picnic and resource fair
Water tour will explore progress in Grand Forks
Agenda items due for Sept. 2 University Senate meeting
University Senate lists meeting dates
Alcohol, Substance Abuse Summit set for Sept. 8, 9
Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos
Symphony holds auditions
Reba McEntire to play at the Ralph
Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick will give tennis exhibition at Engelstad Arena
Engelstad Arena lists events
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 7-10

ANNOUNCEMENTS
Law library lists fall hours
Chester Fritz Library lists hours
Employees may enroll in courses at low cost
ConnectND training web site information assists campus users
Tuesday is deadline to submit items for UND Datebook
Please send newsletter information to University relations
Purchasing office details policies, procedures
Campus ministry worship schedules listed
Free anti-virus software available
Web server has been upgraded
Use web instead of directory assistance
Motor pool lists new rates
EERC waffle project seeks landowners for field trial
Old Main Marketplace opening in October
35mm cameras sought
Volunteers sought for parenting study
Children sought for reading comprehension study
Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory study
Campus walking trail maps available
ORPD offers grant listservs

IN REMEMBRANCE
In remembrance of Mildred Riedesel

 
TOP STORIES
 

SBHE commends ConnectND teams, extends implementation for some campuses

The State Board of Higher Education, on the recommendation of Chancellor Robert Potts, commended the ConnectND system implementation team for their hard work and personal sacrifices which have resulted in the successful implementation of the student, finance and human resource modules at several of the state’s college and university campuses.

The software, purchased from PeopleSoft in 2002, has within the last month been successfully implemented at Bismarck State College, Dickinson State University, Lake Region State College, North Dakota State College of Science and Williston State College. These campuses join Mayville State University, Valley City State University and the North Dakota University System Office, which had already implemented the software as pilot sites.
ConnectND student administration systems will continue to be phased in at the Minot, Bottineau, NDSU and UND campuses starting in September 2004 and concluding in June 2005, as previously approved by the board. Those student systems are already in place and operating at the other seven campuses or in the process of being implemented.
Coordination and collaboration between the University System and state government continues to demonstrate ConnectND’s importance. With commitment and hard work, North Dakota is doing something that no state has ever done—becoming the first and only place in the country to implement jointly a system like this throughout state government and higher education.

Also, the board approved, on recommendation of the chancellor, an extended schedule for implementation of the human resources management system (HRMS) and finance modules for MiSU, MiSU-BC, NDSU and UND. Chancellor Potts said, “These steps are taken to ensure the NDUS would be able to continue successfully meeting federal and other requirements for continued receipt of grants and contracts funding. The Higher Education Roundtable, a public/private partnership, has called on the NDUS to be more entrepreneurial and serve as an engine for growing the state’s economy. Consistent with good management practices, the State Board is taking all steps necessary to make sure the software can adequately handle the $380 million in grants and contracts funding which is currently managed by the campuses.

The board’s action Thursday was based on agreement with the executive steering committee and the campus presidents that an adequate plan is in place to address necessary testing, staff training, processes for producing reports and queries, business process development, access control and other campus concerns related to grants and contracts and other systems. A series of periodic “tests” will monitor progress toward the final implementation.
The scheduled modification adds an estimated $3.8 million to the ConnectND project cost this year. Another $300,000 expense would be incurred next year as a result of keeping the current mainframe computer system in place for a longer period. Under the board approved plan, those additional expenses would be financed from a combination of sources including the ConnectND budget, Higher Education Computer Network resources, State Board of Higher Education contingency funds, pro-rated campus shares and expected contributions from PeopleSoft and Maximus, the software vendor and implementation partner on the project.

— State Board of Higher Education.

 

Please return 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.

 
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EVENTS TO NOTE
 

Aug. 16 staff info 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, in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Distribution of materials is 9:30 to 10 a.m. and speaker presentations 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 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 I.D.s, 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., please.

– Patsy Nies, special project assistant, enrollment services.

 

Departments invited to promote services at new graduate student fair

It’s not too late to sign up to be involved in the graduate school’s information fair for new graduate students Tuesday, Aug. 17, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. We invite you to participate by sharing information about the services available to them, including cultural and learning opportunities.
Please let us know who will be attending from your department and if you have any special requirements or need an outlet. E-mail staci.matheny@mail.und.nodak.edu or call 777-0748 as soon as possible if you are interested in participating.

– Graduate school.

 

Faculty, staff 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 Union.

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 on Saturday.

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 T-shirt you were given on Thursday. 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 p.m. 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.foertsch@und.nodak.edu.

— Enrollment services.

 

Interested faculty 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, lana.rakow@mail.und.nodak.edu.

 

Graduate school hosts picnic

The graduate school dean invites all new and returning graduate students, graduate faculty, and guests to a picnic Thursday, Aug. 19, in University Park at 5 p.m. Please RSVP to Staci at the graduate school, Box 8178 or e-mail staci.matheny@mail.und.nodak.edu as soon as possible.

– Graduate school.

 

“On-the-Grill” dining service runs through Aug. 20

Thank you to all the staff, faculty, and students who have made the summer outdoor “On-the-Grill” such a success! Dining services staff members have been pleased to serve you in the warmth and sunshine. On-the-Grill will be open in the patio between Swanson Hall and the Memorial Union until Friday, Aug. 20.

Beginning Monday, Aug. 23, please visit the dining options inside the Memorial Union. A food cart will be located on both the main floor and the lower level. You will find sandwiches, wraps, and soups on the main floor and hot entrees and a full salad bar in the lower level (former Credit Union location). Hours of operation will be 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. for each location.

Watch for the dining services food court, Old Main Marketplace opening the first week of October.

– Dining services.

 

Empire Arts Center presents “Summer Sounds”

Monday, Aug. 23, the Empire Arts Center will present the last show in the “Summer Sounds” series.
The loud show will showcase young bands Tones of Emotion (Gilby, N.D.), Touchwood (Cayuga/Cogswell, N.D.), and The Shmelbys (East Grand Forks).

Tones of Emotion, a four-piece band, has been playing together for about a year. The band is made up of April Elkins on vocals, Katie Korynta on bass, Nate Cariveau on drums, and Ian Durkin on guitar and background vocals. They play emo, happy punk rock, and we have a little bit of a ska influence.

Touchwood consists of Ryan Saunders in bass guitar and vocals, Brian Taylor on guitar and vocals, and Jason Hayen on drums. The band loves to play live and go crazy on stage.

The Shmelbys features the vocals and violent guitar of Monte Zak, the powerhouse drums of Brad Larson, and the intense yells and the pounding bass of Donny Jenson.

The performance will start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $5 for general admission, $4 for students and may be purchased at the door. For more information, please call the Empire Arts Center at 746-5500.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for the Empire Arts Center.

 

Comedian Martin Short will kick off Betty Engelstad Sioux Center grand opening events

A week of activities will commemorate the grand opening of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The newest addition to the Ralph Engelstad Arena complex is set for completion Aug. 24. The BESC will open on schedule and on budget to start the 2004-05 volleyball and basketball seasons.

The official grand opening will commence Tuesday, Aug. 24, with a news conference and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m., and will be highlighted at 8 p.m. with the main event, a Musical Evening with Martin Short. The event will feature Short’s legendary comedy routine, selected show tunes, and a local celebrity to be interviewed by Jiminy Glick.

Friday and Saturday the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center will host its first sporting event with the UND Northern Extreme Volleyball Tournament. For a complete tournament schedule visit www.fightingsioux.com. An open house will take place on Sunday, Aug. 29, from noon to 4 p.m.

The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center will be the new home of the UND basketball and volleyball programs and will also house the women’s soccer program. The Sioux Center will boast 50,000 square feet with 24,000 square feet of wood flooring. The state-of-the-art building will have room for four regulation size basketball courts or five regulation size volleyball courts at one time and can seat up to 3,300 people.

Comedian Martin Short became a star in the 1980s on the television comedy shows SCTV and Saturday Night Live, and is known for his broad, physical comedy and dead-on impersonations. His movie roles include Three Amigos, Father of the Bride, Captain Ron, and Jungle 2 Jungle. During the 1990s he returned to television in short-lived series and guest appearance and appeared in occasional comedy roles in the movies (including 1996’s Mars Attacks and 1991’s Mumford). He also received a Tony Award in 1999 for the musical Little Me. Also in 1999 he occasionally appeared in his talk show wearing heavy makeup as Jiminy Glick, a Hollywood reporter who is at turns obsequious and dismissive during celebrity interviews. Short then developed the character for Comedy Central’s series Primetime Glick, which debuted in 2001.

Tickets for a Musical Evening with Martin Short go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office Monday, Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at 772-5151, or online at www.theralph.com. All seating is reserved at $39 per ticket. Show time is 8 p.m.

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.

 

Apartment center hosts picnic and resource fair

The Apartment Community Center is hosting its annual welcome back picnic for University apartment residents on Wednesday, Aug. 25. This year we are incorporating a resource fair. Departments and organizations are welcome to provide information in the form of poster displays, pamphlets or any information used at the Involvement Expo. Participating departments and organizations are welcome to have representatives at their booth, but they are not required. Displays can be set up at the Apartment Community Center at 4 p.m. Aug. 25. Please contact Carrie Jensen at 777-9838 or cjenson@operations.und.edu to register by Aug. 13.

– Malia Young, Apartment Community Center.

 

Water tour will explore progress in Grand Forks

The North Dakota Water Education Foundation is hosting a “Progress in Grand Forks” water tour of the Grand Forks area Thursday, Aug. 26.

Participants will begin at City Hall with a short video on the flood devastation of 1997, 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 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 North Dakota Water magazine.

Tour sponsors include Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Houston Engineering, Montgomery Watson Inc., N.D. Game and Fish Department, N.D. State Water Commission, N.D. Water Resource Districts Association, N.D. Water Users Association, Ulteig Engineers, Inc., N.D. Natural Resources Trust, Advanced Engineering, 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 ndwater@btinet.net.

— Jan Orvik, editor, for North Dakota Water Education Foundation.

 

Agenda items due for Sept. 2 University Senate meeting

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Sept. 2, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting are due in the registrar’s office by noon Thursday, Aug. 19. They may be submitted electronically to Nancy.Krogh@mail.und.nodak.edu. It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda items submitted

. – Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University Senate.

 

University Senate lists meeting dates

2004-2005 University Senate meeting dates/agenda item due dates follow.

Meeting date Agenda item due date

Sept. 2 Aug. 19
Oct. 7 Sept. 23
Nov. 4 Oct. 21
Dec. 2 Nov. 18
Jan. 6* Dec. 23
Feb. 3 Jan. 20
March 3 Feb. 17
April 7 March 24
May 5 April 21

*A January meeting is usually not held unless it’s an emergency.

 

Alcohol, Substance Abuse Summit set for Sept. 8, 9

The 2004 North Dakota Alcohol and Substance Abuse Summit, which features experts from across the nation on the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other drug abuse, will be held Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 8 and 9, at the Seven Seas Inn and Convention Center in Mandan, N.D. An advanced clinical supervision pre-conference workshop will be Tuesday, Sept. 7.

The conference is presented by the North Dakota Division of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services and coordinated by the UND office of conference services.

Keynote speakers follow.

s “A Healthy Dose of Reality: Reducing High-Risk Behavior Using Social Norms,” by H. Wesley Perkins, professor of sociology, Hobart & William Smith Colleges, Geneva, N.Y.;

s “Substance Abuse, Crime and Criminal Justice Systems: Trends and Causes,” by David Deitch, professor of clinical psychiatry/director, University of California – San Diego, Center for Criminality and Addition Research Training and Application, La Jolla, Calif.;

s “North Dakota Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse,” by Wayne Stenehjem, North Dakota attorney general;

s “A Local Approach to a National Problem,” by a representative from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
A complete schedule is available at www.conted.und.edu/summit. Session topics include peer pressure, binge drinking, prescription drug abuse and more.

Continuing education credit applications are pending for the following disciplines: LACs, social workers, LPC/LPCCs, psychologists and law enforcement. CEUs through UND Division of Continuing Education are also available. For more information, visit www.conted.und.edu/summit.

An application will be submitted with UND to offer one graduate credit for those who work in education. Upon approval, participants must attend the full two-day summit as well as watch and write a reaction paper on the PBS documentary, The Lost Children of Rockdale County to receive one graduate credit. Pre-conference attendance is not required. The fee is $50 for one credit.

Registration fees are: pre-conference clinical supervision workshop (Sept. 7), $25; two-day summit, $99; Wednesday, Sept. 8, only, $69; Thursday, Sept. 9, only, $59; full-time undergraduate student (two-day summit), $49.

Registration forms are available online at www.conted.und.edu/summit. UND ID billings are accepted.

For more information, contact the office of conference services at 866-579-2663 (toll free), or 777-2663, or e-mail conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

— Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services, continuing education.

 

Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos

The Indian studies department is sponsoring Markus Lindner, who will present “Family, Politics and Show Business – The Photographs of Sitting Bull,” 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in 116 Merrifield Hall. Lindner, a doctoral student in cultural anthropology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, works freelance at the Museum der Weltkulteren, Frankfurt, Germany. He received his M.A. in 2000 with a thesis on pictorial representations of Sitting Bull, on which his lecture is based. He is now working on his doctoral thesis about tourism on the Standing Rock Reservation.

The Hunkpapa Lakota generally known as Sitting Bull (1831-1890) is one of the most well-known Native Americans. In his time, he was among the most photographed Native Americans – a fact made even more remarkable considering that most of the pictures were taken during the 1880s. The historical and ethnographic analysis of his collection, however, has lagged far behind Sitting Bull’s popularity. This lecture will present all known photographs of Sitting Bull with their historical background – the last years of Sitting Bull’s life between the exile in Canada, Buffalo Bill’s “Wild West,” the negotiation of the “Great Sioux Agreement,” and the Ghost Dance.
Please join us.

– Indian Studies.

 

Symphony holds auditions

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions for its 2004-2005 season on Monday evening, Sept. 13, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. All orchestral musicians may audition; there are openings for violin, viola, cello, bass, oboe, horn, trumpet, keyboard and percussion. Other instruments may audition for call list. Please call 777-3359 or ggfso@und.nodak.edu to schedule an appointment.

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony is a 96-year-old regional orchestra performing a five-concert series during the 2004-2005 season and serving communities within a 75-mile radius of Grand Forks. The orchestra pays a modest service fee; out-of-town musicians are reimbursed mileage.

Further information may be found at www.grandforkssymphony.net.

— Jennifer Tarlin, executive director, Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.

 

Reba McEntire to play at the Ralph

Ralph Engelstad Arena will present Reba McEntire on Sunday, Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.

Reba McEntire became the first country female artist to sell five million albums of one release since Patsy Cline. She has now sold more than 48 million albums in her career, and to date has released 45 albums. Her most recent album, Room to Breathe, has found success with the singles, “I’m Gonna Take That Mountain,” and “Somebody.”

“Somebody” became her 22nd No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. With this chart top, she broke the record for longest span of No. 1 hits by a female country performer. Her string of No. 1 hits stretch from Oct. 2, 1982, when “I Can’t Even Get the Blues” went No. 1 to “Somebody” on July 26, 2004.

Recently McEntire has been receiving great reviews for her starring role in the hit Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun and launching her successful new WB Network sitcom, Reba. Now, for the first time in two years, she will be touring.

Her tour benefits Habitat for Humanity, an organization dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Reba has been involved in Habitat for more than 10 years, and recently partnered with Whirlpool. Along with each home comes a brand new refrigerator and range from Whirlpool. For more information on Habitat for Humanity visit www.habitat.org.
Tickets will go on sale at the REA box office Saturday, Aug. 14, 10 a.m. Ticket prices are $69, $59, $45, and $35. They are also available at 772-5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.

— Ralph Engelstad Arena.

 

Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick will give tennis exhibition at Engelstad Arena

Tennis stars Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick will play a tennis exhibition Tuesday, Oct. 12 at the Ralph Engelstad Arena, 7:30 p.m. The match is being dubbed “The Engelstad Open.”

Tickets for the Agassi vs. Roddick match go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office Saturday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. Tickets are also available through all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 772-5151, or online at www.theralph.com. Ticket prices are to be announced at a later date.

Partial proceeds from this event will benefit Agassi’s foundation, The Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy in Las Vegas, Nev. Founded in 2001, Agassi Prep was designed to assist socio-economically challenged youth in preparation for higher education and presently instructs about 250 students in grades 3-7.

Agassi was deemed a tennis prodigy at age 13, and turned pro at age 16 in 1986. He entered the 1992 Wimbledon Open seeded 12th, and went on to upset Boris Becker, John McEnroe and Goran Ivanisevic to capture his first Grand Slam title. He eventually became the first unseeded player since 1930 to win the U.S. Open. This success continued on into 1995 where he won the Australian Open and the number one spot in the world. The year 1996 brought him an Olympic gold medal on American soil. By June 1999, Agassi became only the fifth player in history to win all four Grand Slams and was ranked number one in the world once more. In February 2000, Agassi once again captured the Australian Open. Agassi’s career singles record is 801-249, with 58 singles titles and one double title. Total price money accumulates to $28,618,259. He is currently ranked 17th in the world.

Roddick was first in the U.S. in 1999, and then rose from the sixth spot to the first in the world rankings during the 2000 season. Among the ATP players, he was the youngest in the Top 200, at 18 years old, winning the junior Australian and U.S. Open that same year. In 2000, Roddick turned pro, playing in ATP Entry System events.

In 2001, his first full season on tour, Roddick won in Atlanta and Houston. By year’s end, he was placed in the Top 20. The peak of the 2002 season brought more of the same success, as he captured a title in Memphis, before repeating as champion in Houston. He finished the year in the ATP Top Ten. Roddick blew by the competition at the U.S. Open before winning in straight sets. The 2003 season was topped off with a Grand Slam win in Flushing Meadows, N.Y.

Currently ranked second in the world, Roddick’s career (2001-2004) includes a singles record of 223-71, 15 singles titles, two doubles titles, and $6,755,730 in total prize money.

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.

 

Engelstad Arena lists events

Following is a list of events at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Minnesota Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins, Oct. 1. For the third straight year, the Minnesota Wild will visit Grand Forks to play a pre-season game at Ralph Engelstad Arena. Ticket prices and sale date will be announced later .

Gus Macker 3-on-3 Basketball Tour, Sept. 18-19. This nationally-known basketball tournament is coming to Grand Forks for the first time. The Macker will be held at the newly opened Betty Engelstad Sioux Center and in its adjacent parking lots. Put a team together to compete in the junior (18 and under), adult (19 and older), special (over 30) divisions and other top divisions. Also, participate in the slam dunk contest and three point shoot out, which will be the highlights of the tournament that Saturday evening. Register online or call Laura at 777-6648.

Volunteers are needed for the tournament. Help out with registration, officiating, scorekeeping, setting up/taking down the courts, brackets and other special event needs. Call 777-6648 to volunteer today.

Are you the next Ralph Engelstad Arena star? The Ralph Engelstad Arena is seeking applications from acts to perform in the arena lobby before UND sporting events. Single and group performers are welcome. Both conventional and unique acts are appropriate. Information and application forms are available by stopping at the Ralph Engelstad Arena main offices weekdays between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. or by calling 777-6648. Deadline for submission is Sept. 17.

— Ralph Engelstad Arena.

 

U2 workshops listed for Sept. 7-10

Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 7-10. Visit our web site for additional workshops in September, October, and November. The fall U2 newsletter containing workshops for September through November will arrive soon. 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 seats.

Defensive Driving: Sept. 7, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Tom Brockling.

GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: Sept. 7, 1 to 4 p.m., 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: Maria Saucedo.

Lifesteps: every Wednesday of fall semester starting Sept. 8, noon to 1 p.m. or 5 to 6 p.m. (sign up for one or the other), Pembina Room, Memorial Union. Pre-program/informational meeting on Sept. 1, noon to1 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Fee is $80 with 20 percent refundable upon completion of the program with two or fewer absences. Lifesteps is a weight management class promoting the use of proper nutrition and physical activity in reaching your goals for weight loss or maintenance. Presenter: Brenna Kerr.

Excel XP, Beginning: Sept. 8 and 10, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II, (six hours total). Learn Excel basics, edit worksheets, perform calculations, format worksheets, work with multiple worksheets, create and modify charts, set display and print options. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

Working with Prospective Students: Sept. 8, 2:30 to 4 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This session will deal with issues related to current and suggested recruitment practices. The audience for this session is anyone who works with undergraduate prospective students at UND (faculty, coaches, administrative support staff, etc.). Participants will leave with an understanding of the current general recruitment process of all students, a summary of available data as well as practical ideas for maximizing individual departmental efforts. Presenters: Ben Hoffman, Kenton Pauls, and Ken Polovitz.

Laboratory Safety: Sept. 9, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Rural Technology Center. Learn general lab-safety principles for the use of chemicals in laboratories. The workshop covers potential health hazards in the laboratory, protective measures, and response to incidents and emergencies. This training is required for all University employees working in a laboratory. Presenter: Greg Krause, safety and environmental health.

GroupWise 6.5, Intermediate: Sept. 9, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II. Students will work with advanced message options, set mail properties, customize message headers, use web access interface, create and use rules to automate email responses, and set access rights. Work in depth with junk mail folder and archive feature. GroupWise. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University Within the University.

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

Law library lists fall hours

Thormodsgard Law Library’s fall hours are: Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 14-15, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday through Thursday, Aug. 16-19, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, 1 to 5 p.m.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 23-26, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Aug. 27, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 28, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 29, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Monday through Thursday, Aug. 30-Sept. 2, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, Sept. 3, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

– Jane Oakland, circulation manager, Thormdosgard Law Library.

 

Chester Fritz Library lists hours

Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for fall semester are: Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to midnight; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, 1 p.m. to midnight.

– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

 

Employees may enroll in courses at low cost

For just $9.45 per credit hour, benefited employees may enroll in University classes. You may take up to three academic courses each calendar year, and may be granted work release time for one academic class per school session after receiving approval from your supervisor for release time during working hours. You can continue your education, earn a degree, or improve your skills. Staff members may work toward a degree; faculty may take courses for credit. Both faculty and staff members may audit courses. New employees may also take a course while on probation.

You can choose from hundreds of courses, ranging from management and sciences to languages and music, from exercise and ceramics to first aid and financial management. Here’s how to enroll:

1. Pick up admissions materials, registration materials and a tuition waiver form at the office of admissions, 205 Twamley Hall (phone 777-3821) or at the graduate school, 414 Twamley Hall (777-2784).

2. Choose the course you’d like to take. Prerequisites or other factors may affect registration.

3. Fill out the forms and have your supervisor/dean sign the tuition waiver forms. Return them to admissions (undergraduates) or the graduate school. Return the completed waiver forms to admissions. The deadline for filing the waiver is Wednesday, Sept. 1.

4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule of Classes.

If you are enrolling for the first time, you need to complete and return an “Application for Admission” form, available from the admissions office or graduate school. There is a $25 matriculation fee for an employee who has not previously enrolled. You may need to file transcripts from schools that you previously attended. Please note that some courses have additional fees that cannot be waived.

Take advantage of your $1,000 benefit.

– Heidi Kippenhan, director of admissions, and Diane Nelson, director of human resources.

 

ConnectND training web site information assists campus users

Questions about using ConnectND? The University System training and documentation web site, http://www.und.edu/dept/cndtrain/, may have the answer. The site features information the student administration, finance and human resource management systems.

Student administration training materials for students include a demonstration on registering for classes through the Campus Connection portal. For staff, the site includes a variety of training manuals on financial aid and other topics. Also available is training on the requirements for FERPA (the federal Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act). Resources available to faculty members cover use of online class schedules and rosters, recording grades and advising students.

Information for human resource management systems users covers verification of employment, viewing employee information, entering work information, and hiring and tracking tenure of faculty members.

Finance has linked the training site to a pre-class navigation tutorial. More specific information will be added soon.

Also featured are tutorials on a variety of more general topics for ConnectND users, and information targeted at campus access control officers and help desks. ConnectND users who encounter problems or have specific questions should contact the NDUS Help Desk at 1-866-457-6387 or via the web at http://www.helpcenter.nodak.edu/ndus/index.html.

 

Tuesday is deadline to submit items for UND Datebook

Tuesday, Aug. 17, is the deadline for submitting items to be included in the 2004-2005 Datebook of UND activities and events. Datebook is published and distributed each semester by the office of University relations and includes a wide variety of UND schedules, such as academic, athletic, concerts, theatre, art exhibits, conferences and seminars, and many others.

Many sources for Datebook entries have already been contacted.

Submit items to Tammy Anderson at ta.Anderson@mail.und.nodak.edu, call 777-2731, or send them to Box 7144, or fax them to 777-4616. Please include a name and phone number with your submission. – Jim Penwarden, associate director, University relations.

 

Please send newsletter information to University relations

The office of University relations 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: dave.vorland@mail.und.nodak.edu or 777-4309. Thank you in advance.

 

Purchasing office details policies, procedures

The following policies and procedures are in effect.

A policy and procedure titled “Equipment/Supplies-Transfer/Sale Procedures for Departing Faculty” is available from the purchasing office. A copy may be requested from 777-2681 or at www.und.edu/dept/purchase/surplus.html. Any concerns or questions may be directed to Jerry Clancy at 777-2681.

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 SOS or make repeat purchases on the Visa purchasing card. You may receive a discount for ordering greater quantities. When obtaining quotes for Dell, Gateway, Sun and Apple, use the UND web sites with direct links to the contract pricing, www.und.edu/computing/reseller.

A contract has been established 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 the following web site: http://www.state.nd.us/csd/spo/contracts/Html/002.htm or you may call Cole Papers Inc. at 746-4531.

Cellular phone service for University use should be purchased through the state contract with Cellular One. The UND Cellular One representative can be reached at 800-497-0634. Departments are charged monthly via an ID billing from the UND telecommunications office. If cellular phone service is to be purchased outside of the state contract, approval should be obtained from telecommunications. 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.

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.

 

Campus ministry worship schedules listed

The Campus Ministry Association welcomes and invites you to join them at the various campus ministry centers. Below is a listing of the fall worship schedules:

Christus Rex Lutheran Center (ELCA), 3012 University Ave. Sunday, 10:30 a.m. and 6 p.m. (beginning Sept. 12); Aug. 22, 29 and Sept. 5, 10:30 a.m. (prime rib dinner to follow Aug. 22 service; everyone welcome).

St. Thomas Aquinas Newman Center (Catholic Church), 410 Cambridge St. Saturday, 4:45 p.m.; Sunday, 9:30 a.m. 11 a.m., and 4:45 p.m.; Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, 5:15 p.m.; Friday, 12:10 p.m.

Wittenberg Lutheran Chapel (Missouri Synod), 3120 Fifth Ave. N. Sunday, 10:30 a.m.; Wednesday, 6:15 p.m.

— Lisa Burger (student academic services), on behalf of the Campus Ministry Association.

 

Free anti-virus software available

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, ITSS.Help@mail.und.nodak.edu.

 

Web server has been upgraded

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: www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage.

— Doris Bornhoeft, information technology systems and services, and Jan Orvik, University relations.

 

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.

 

Motor pool lists new rates

As of Aug. 1, the North Dakota state fleet has adjusted their motor pool rates as follows. Please use these rates when calculating a trip using a motor pool vehicle. Paul Feyereisen, director of State Fleet Services, says, “Diesel fuel and gasoline costs continue to keep our rates high. Some groups have high accident costs.” To help keep future rates as low as possible, users of state fleet vehicles are required to use state fleet refueling sites in the State of North Dakota when they are in a city with those facilities. If there are any questions about where these are located, please contact our office prior to travel.

Vehicle type .......................UND rate per mile
Compact sedan................ ..$0.291
Minivan..............................$0.451
Van, 8-passenger...............$0.661
Van, 12-passenger........... $0.661
Van, 15-passenger.............$0.661
Compact 4x4/Jeep.... ........$0.441
Suburban, 6-passenger..... $0.531
Chevy S-10 pickup........... $0.471
Cargo van-full size........... $0.531
Mini cargo van................. $0.471

— Mary Metcalf, transportation manager.

 

EERC waffle project seeks landowners for field trial

The Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC) waffle project is seeking landowners in the Red River Basin in North Dakota to participate in a field trial demonstration of the waffle flood mitigation concept in the spring of 2005, with initial research starting this fall.

“We are focusing on areas in North Dakota for the next field trial and expanding our acreage,” said senior research manager Bethany Bolles. “The test will allow a broader examination of effects on different kinds of soil and crops, and large test sites will be selected with differing soil types.”

“There has been consistent growth in support for the waffle concept from the agricultural community because of its many benefits, including flood protection and acting as a buffer for the effects of drought,” said EERC Director Gerald Groenewold. “We are looking forward to expanding our demonstration and working on partnerships with farmers, small towns, and cities, which are the cornerstone for the long-term success of this region.”

Involvement would include the temporary storage of spring meltwater for up to two weeks on land by adapting the current culverts with gates and overflow devices. The field trials will begin this fall by surveying the land, collecting soil samples, and installing instrumentation on each parcel. Agricultural and nonproducing land with the ability to store water using existing road and culvert structures is eligible. Land with a 4-8-foot-per-mile slope with elevated surrounding roads is the most desirable.

Landowners participating in the next field trial may be compensated on a per acre basis. Planting on agricultural land is highly encouraged since delays are expected to be minimal. For questions or more information, please call Marc Kurz at 777-5278, Barry Botnen at 777-5073, or Bethany Bolles at 777-5050. Please call before Sept. 1, to receive first consideration; 10 to 12 parcels of land will be chosen by mid-to late September.

The EERC completed testing of the waffle concept near Shelly, Minn., in the spring of 2004. This year’s field trial provided researchers a localized picture of floodwater storage and its effects downstream. Water quality and flow data were also collected. Waffle storage data and results from the past field trial will be reported later this summer.
The EERC’s waffle is a multi-year project to determine the feasibility of developing a basinwide system to temporarily store floodwater in the Red River Basin. The project involves augmenting dikes and storing springtime runoff in low-relief fields, ditches, and wetlands to mitigate large springtime floods. These storage areas, supplemented by roads and drainage structures, could act as a network of channels and control structures to slowly release stored water into the Red River. The waffle is funded through a multi-year U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)/Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS)-sponsored program.

— Energy & Environmental Research Center.

 

Old Main Marketplace opening in October

Dining services food court, Old Main Marketplace, is on track for opening the first week in October in the Memorial Union. Anchored by franchises, A&W - All American Food and Sbarro Pizzeria, the food court will offer students, faculty and staff a remodeled environment with an emphasis on quick service and wide variety. In addition to the franchises, Dakota Deli will offer made-to-order sandwiches, wraps and soups featuring North Dakota products from Cloverdale meats and Baker Boy breads. The World Market will serve Asian entrees including made-to-order noodle bowls and a variety of appetizers and seafood, chicken, beef, and tofu combination meals.

An extensive grab-n-go area provides a wide selection of fresh made salads, sandwiches and wraps, as well as many convenience foods. Breakfast will also be served at Old Main Marketplace. The morning menu includes breakfast sandwiches and homemade bakery specialties.

Old Main Marketplace is operated by dining services.

– Dining services.

 

35mm cameras sought

The technology department needs 35mm cameras in good operating condition for student use. If you or your department has an older camera that you no longer use, please consider donating it.

Cameras may be delivered to our main office in 135 Starcher Hall or sent to Box 7118. If you have any questions, please feel free to call 777-2197 or e-mail Lynda_Kenney@und.nodak.edu. Thank you.

– Lynda Kenney, technology department.

 

Volunteers sought for parenting study

Attention mothers! I am seeking married and single mothers with children ages 3, 4, or 5 to participate in a study on parenting issues. Moms would be required to complete seven questionnaires; it is estimated that this will take approximately 45 minutes. If you are interested in participating or would like more information, please call Erin Tentis, psychology graduate student, at 777-3212, or e-mail eetentis@yahoo.com.

— Jan Orvik, editor, for Erin Tentis, graduate student.

 

Children sought for reading comprehension study

A graduate student in the psychology department under the supervision of Tom Petros is seeking children ages 7 to 13 with no psychological diagnosis and/or are not currently taking any medication for a psychological diagnosis. The study is examining whether the time of day (either morning or afternoon) when a child is tested will affect how they perform on a variety of reading and listening comprehensive tests. The study takes approximately 90 minutes for both the parent and child. The child will be given several measures of listening and reading comprehension and the parent will be asked to fill out some questionnaires. The testing will take place at either 9 a.m. or 3 p.m. (weekend times are available) and the child will receive a $10 stipend for his/her time. If you are interested or would like additional information, please contact Shyla Muse in the psychology department at 777-3212, shyla.muse@und.nodak.edu.

— Jan Orvik, editor, for Shyla Muse, psychology graduate student.

 

Volunteers 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.

 

Campus 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 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 the trails.

– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.

 

ORPD offers grant listservs

The Office of Research and Program Development has started two new listservs to inform principal investigators and those interested in grant proposal information from either the National Institutes of Health (NIH) or the National Science Foundation (NSF). If you would like to be added to either of these lists, please contact ORPD at orpd@mail.und.nodak.edu or 777-2890.

– Office of Research and Program Development.

 
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In remembrance
 

In remembrance of Mildred Riedesel

Mildred Riedesel, retired associate professor of home economics and nutrition, died July 29 in Grand Forks. She was 88 and had been a resident of Tufte Manor for 13 years.

 
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