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
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.
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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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
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 email@example.com or call 777-0748
as soon as possible if you are interested in participating.
– Graduate school.
invited to take part in Welcome Weekend
Faculty and staff members are invited to assist at Welcome
Weekend for new students. Total time commitment is approximately
three to five hours. A planning session is set for Thursday,
Aug. 19, 10:30 a.m. to noon in the River Valley Room, Memorial
During the planning session, you will first meet with a
student ambassador to plan for your small group session
on Saturday afternoon. At the conclusion of that session
you will receive a T-shirt to be worn during the sessions
You are also invited to a picnic lunch for all Welcome
Weekend participants (faculty, administrators, and students)
on the lawn of the Twamley/Library Quad (12:15 to 1 p.m.).
Staying for lunch is optional, but this is a good opportunity
to meet students, other faculty members, and administrators.
On Saturday, Aug. 21, from 12:45 to 3 p.m. or from 1:45
to 4 p.m., you are invited to the opening and small group
sessions at the Chester Fritz Auditorium.
Please wear the UND 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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Enrollment services.
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,
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 email@example.com
as soon as possible.
– Graduate school.
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
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.
Short will kick off Betty Engelstad Sioux Center grand opening
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
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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
For more information or to register, contact the North
Dakota Water Education Foundation, (701) 223-8332, (fax)
(701) 223-4645, e-mail email@example.com.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for North Dakota Water Education
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
. – Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
lists meeting dates
2004-2005 University Senate meeting dates/agenda item due
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
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.
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,
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
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,
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
— Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services,
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
Please join us.
– Indian Studies.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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
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.
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
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
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
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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.
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
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
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Law library lists
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
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.
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
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,
4. Register according to instructions in the Time Schedule
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.
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
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
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
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: email@example.com
or 777-4309. Thank you in advance.
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
— Purchasing office.
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.
McAfee anti-virus software is available to all students,
faculty, and staff free of charge. It is recommended that
everyone have anti-virus software installed and perform
updates to keep the software current.
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (version 7.1) is available for
Windows XP, 2000 and NT. McAfee Total Defense (version 4.5.1)
is available for Windows 95, 98, and ME.
To get more information or download the software, please
go to http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/
Please contact the information technology systems and services
help desk if you have questions.
– Information technology systems and services, 777-2222,
Web server has
Reminder: The www.und.edu web server was upgraded May 21.
If you haven’t updated your web pages since then,
you will need to make some changes to your publishing software
(e.g. WS_FTP, DreamWeaver). Instructions are located at:
— Doris Bornhoeft, information technology systems
and services, and Jan Orvik, University relations.
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
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
Van, 12-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
— 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
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.
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
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.
– Lynda Kenney, technology department.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Erin Tentis, graduate student.
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, email@example.com.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Shyla Muse, psychology graduate
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
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology.
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape? Want to become renewed and invigorated when
outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
ORPD offers grant
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
– Office of Research and Program Development.
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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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