42, Number 44: August 19, 2005
Kupchella sends open letter to NCAA
Provost’s office to host general
President leads new faculty, administrators
on tour of North Dakota
|EVENTS TO NOTE
Center hosts open house, has child care openings
Offices will open Saturday for Welcome
Grant and contract training session offered
Yoga classes begin Sept. 6
Counseling center candidate will present
Jane Goodall will speak on campus
See all chimps, all week in the Global
Visions film series
Indian civil rights workshop set for Sept.
Alcohol, substance abuse summit will be
Potato Bowl celebrates 40th year
Minnesota Wild will play at The Ralph
U2 workshops listed
Faculty invited to involve students in
“Making a Difference Day”
education and outreach earns accreditation with commendation
Medical educators to visit UND for national
study on medical education
Christianson named development officer
for Aerospace Foundation
Applications sought for assessment position
DEPSCoR proposals due Aug. 30
New electronic resources available on campus
Employees may enroll in courses at low
Business office will move to Hyslop for
Bookstore provides fall semester information
Departments must comply with new policy
Facilities will use new billing system
Wellness Center closed for cleaning, semester
Chester Fritz Library lists hours
Spring Datebook items due Wednesday, Aug.
Remembering Ralph Brown
Employees can receive discounted cell phone
Public bid sale
Quilts needed for CVIC benefit auction
Kupchella sends open letter to NCAA
President Kupchella last week sent an open
letter to the North Central Athletic Association
in response to the NCAA Executive Committee
Recommendation of Aug. 5, 2005 regarding American
Indian nicknames. In that recommendation, they
said that, beginning in February, they would
limit participation in postseason championships
for 18 colleges and universities with Native
American mascots, nicknames or other imagery
that the association deemed “hostile and
The NCAA said those institutions could no longer
host national tournaments; that colleges already
scheduled to sponsor tournaments must eliminate
any references to Indian imagery from the arenas
or stadiums; colleges could not bring mascots,
cheerleaders or any other people or paraphernalia
that feature Native American imagery to NCAA
championships beginning in 2008; and athletes
may not wear uniforms with “hostile and
abusive” references at NCAA tournament
In his letter, President Kupchella argues that
UND has used its nickname and logo with respect.
He also askes the NCAA to clarify what it means
by “hostile and abusive,” and to
answer a series of questions that will help
UND determine how it will appeal the NCAA Ececutive
To view the letter, visit http://www.und.edu/president/html/statements/NCAAletter.html.
To listen to the news conference at which he
discussed the decision and letter, go to http://media.asn.und.edu/und/ncaa_newsconf.ram
office to host general education summit
On Friday, Aug. 26, the provost’s
office will host a General Education Summit
as a kickoff event for a year-long consideration
of general education at UND. It will be a day
for conversations about general education and
its assessment and feature keynote speaker and
workshop leader Dr. Peggy Maki, a nationally
recognized consultant with expertise on the
assessment of general education. Among the opportunities
to become involved in the summit are:
- 9 to 10:30 a.m., GER Revalidation Workshop
for department representatives, River Valley
Room, Memorial Union.
- 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., keynote presentation
by Peggy Maki, “Making General Education
Matter,” Burtness Theatre, followed
by a picnic lunch on the Burtness lawn (open
to all but you must register for the luncheon).
- 1 to 3 p.m., workshop led by Peggy Maki,
“Making Practical,” River Valley
Room, Memorial Union (open to all but you
- 3 to 5 p.m., reception, North Dakota Museum
of Art (open to all).
To register for the keynote/luncheon or the
Making Assessment Practical workshop, call Jana
at 777-4998 by Tuesday, Aug. 23.
– Martha Potvin, dean, College of Arts
leads new faculty, administrators on tour of
President Charles Kupchella
and First Lady Adele Kupchella led nearly 40
new faculty and administrators and their spouses
on a three-day tour of northern and central
North Dakota early this week. The group was
joined by Robert Potts, chancellor of the North
Dakota University System at the farm of Jerry
and Norma Effertz near Velva.
Funded by the UND Alumni Association, the trip
is designed to acquaint new faculty and administrators
with the state and its landmarks as well as
provide them with an opportunity to form connections
with other people on campus.
The tour also gives new faculty a sense of where
many of their students will come from, said
Kupchella. The participants will get an education
about their new state which they will be able
to translate to the classroom.
“Every year on the bus the faculty begin
talking about what they are learning about the
state’s agricultural and energy industries,
and about North Dakota's historical and political
roots, and how they could connect better with
their students because of what they are learning
on the trip,” said Kupchella.
Kupchella is in his seventh year as UND’s
10th president. A member of the Roundtable on
Higher Education, Kupchella used that committee’s
Roundtable Report as the foundation for UND’s
own strategic plan which was rolled out in 2001.
Kupchella led UND’s Planning and Budget
Committee through an intensive re-examination
of that plan and the development of a new one,
to be unveiled in September.
UND’s strategic plan champions the University’s
role as a service provider to the state and
as a resource for helping North Dakota diversify
its economy. In order to help North Dakota,
it is important for UND’s new faculty
and administrators to see and understand the
state, said Kupchella.
This is the 15th year of the UND bus tour, and
the fifth year for Doug Munski, a UND geography
professor who acts as one of the main tour guides.
Munski will provide the voice of an experienced
faculty member with an extensive knowledge of
the state’s geography.
Among the new faculty and administrators on
the tour: Carenlee Barkdull, assistant professor
of social work; Colleen Berry, assistant professor
of modern and classical languages; Timothy Bigelow,
assistant professor of electrical engineering;
Heidi (Czerwiec) Blitch, assistant professor
of English; Randall Bowden, associate professor
of teaching and learning; Frank Bowman, assistant
professor of chemical engineering; Sebastian
Braun, assistant professor of Indian studies;
Tom Buning, director of athletics; Jihui (Susan)
Chen, assistant professor of economics; Frank
Cuozzo, assistant professor of anthropology;
Pablo DeLeon, faculty research associate, aerospace;
Don Kojich, executive associate vice president
of University relations; David Lawrence, assistant
professor of philosophy and religion; Alexei
Novikov, assistant professor of chemistry; Grace
Onchwari, assistant professor of teaching and
learning; Janie Pinterits, assistant professor
of counseling; Bruce Reeves, instructor of social
work; Santhosh Seelan, associate professor of
space studies; Doug Smith, clinic director,
School of Law; Patricia Traynor, assistant professor
of communication; Enru Wang, assistant professor
of geography; Marcus Weaver-Hightower, visiting
instructor of education foundations and research;
Zhengwen “Zane” Zeng, assistant
professor of geology and geological engineering;
and Yanjun Zuo, assistant professor of information
systems and business education.
Center hosts open house, has child care openings
The University Children’s
Center, located on campus at 525 Stanford Road,
will host a fall open house Friday, Aug. 19,
from 2 to 5:30 p.m. This is the time to finalize
your registration for fall child care. Children
already registered will be introduced to their
teachers and classrooms. If you haven’t
seen our center, please take the time to explore
the culturally diverse learning environment
we have for all children, including students
with special needs.
The Children’s Center offers care and
education to children ages 2 to 5 and those
children needing care before and after Head
Start. It is open to everyone in the Grand Forks
community, and children do not need to be toilet
trained. We are licensed by the North Dakota
Department of Human Services. Hours are 7:30
a.m. to 5:30 p.m. year-round.
Children are cared for in small groups by a
teacher with a degree in early childhood education
or a related field. A day at the center includes
a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice
of rest or nap time, group activity, outdoor
play and center time. Parents are always welcome
to be a part of this day.
Call 777-3947 or visit www.childrenscenter.und.edu
for more information.
– University Children’s Center
will open Saturday for Welcome Weekend
For the benefit of incoming
students, the following offices will be open
Saturday, Aug. 20, as part of Welcome Weekend.
- Admissions, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Bookstore, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Business office, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- U Card, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- Financial aid, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Housing, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
- Registrar, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
- Student academic services, 9 a.m. to 12:30
- Student health services, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
- UND parking, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
If you have any questions, please contact Jen
Provolt at 777-6468.
- Kenton Pauls, enrollment services
and contract training session offered
The grants and contracts office is presenting
a one-hour training session Thursday, Aug. 25,
from 2 to 3 p.m. at the School of Medicine and
Health Sciences, United Hospital Lecture Hall.
Called “Locating Funding Sources for Your
Ideas,” this training session focuses
on locating agencies and foundations who will
fund the ever-increasing amount of research
at the University.
– Corey Graves, grant and contract officer,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
classes begin Sept. 6
Fall yoga classes begin Tuesday, Sept. 6, at
the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University
Ave. Classes are held at 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays
for beginners and mixed levels and 5:30 p.m.
Thursdays for intermediates. Cost for a single
class is $10 and the full eight-week session
costs $65. It is possible to purchase a smaller
number of classes. For more information or to
register call me.
– Dyan Rey, yoga instructor, 772-8840,
center candidate will present forum
An open forum will be held Wednesday, Sept.
7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl. Myron Veenstra, a candidate for
director of the counseling center, will present
his vision of a University Counseling Center.
This will be followed by a question and answer
period. All faculty, staff, and students are
invited. Participation by all is encouraged
for all or part of the session.
– Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student
life, search committee chair
Goodall will speak on campus
Jane Goodall, founder of the
Jane Goodall Institute and world-renowned primatologist,
conservationist and environmentalist will present
a free public lecture, “Reason for Hope”
at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Wednesday, Sept.
7, at 7 p.m.
Dr. Goodall continues her pioneering research
on chimpanzee behavior and habitat preservation.
She also works on community-centered conservation
and AIDS prevention in Africa, and has established
a worldwide youth network in more than 90 countries
that inspires young people through community
Her free lecture, followed by book sales and
a book signing, is sponsored by the anthropology
department and Anthropology Club, the president’s
office, provost’s office, College of Arts
and Sciences, and the Nash Foundation. For more
information, please contact me.
– Melinda Leach, 777-3697, firstname.lastname@example.org,
all chimps, all week in the Global Visions film series
The Department of Anthropology’s
Global Visions film series is kicking off its 2005-2006
season with a Jane Goodall documentary week. All films
will be shown in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl,
and are free and open to the public. Dr. Goodall will
speak at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Wednesday, Sept.
7, at 7 p.m. This film series, held the week before
her visit, gives us all an opportunity to learn more
about her extraordinary humanitarian and environmental
work, her four decades of ground-breaking chimpanzee
research, and the chimps she has made so famous.
The film schedule is:
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 7 p.m., Chimps So Like Us, and
Jane Goodall’s Reason for Hope.
Wednesday, Aug. 31, 7 p.m., Jane Goodall’s
Wild Chimpanzees, and Jane Goodall’s Reason
Thursday, Sept. 1, 7 p.m., Among the Wild Chimpanzee,
and Jane Goodall’s Reason for Hope.
For more information, please contact me.
— Melinda Leach, anthropology, 777-36978, email@example.com.
civil rights workshop set for Sept. 8
An Indian civil rights workshop will be held Thursday,
Sept. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Red River Room, Memorial
The presenter is Rain Archambeau Marshall, Ira Glasser
Racial Justice Fellow, ACLU of the Dakotas.
Civil rights for Indians is the focus of this ACLU-developed
workshop. Marshall will describe civil rights unique
to American Indians and provide practical advice on
how to deal with discrimination involving education,
housing, child welfare, employment discrimination,
search and seizure, and racial profiling.
The goals of the workshop are to train participants
on what can be litigated, documenting incidents, and
gathering witnesses. Other goals include a discussion
of ways to defend Indian rights through local, state,
and federal agencies and explanations of legal services
available. Materials for preparing complaints of civil
rights violations will be distributed to participants.
Marshall has offered this workshop throughout Indian
Country within the boundaries of South Dakota and
North Dakota “to educate people on their overall
rights, not to hear individual concerns.” This
workshop will be ideal for Indian studies, criminal
justice, social work, education students an all American
Indians. Although this is an ACLU presentation, the
Department of Indian Studies and the College of Education
and Human Development, the Northern Plains Indian
Law Center and the School of Law are pleased to sponsor
the workshop for the benefit of the university and
There will be a prize drawing in addition to the materials
and information disseminated. More information is
available from Marshall at (605) 487-6282 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The workshop is free.
– Greg Gagnon, Indian studies
substance abuse summit will be in Mandan
The North Dakota Division of Mental Health and Substance
Abuse Services is sponsoring the 2005 Alcohol and
Substance Abuse Summit Wednesday and Thursday, Sept.
14-15, at the Seven Seas Inn in Mandan. A pre-conference
workshop will be held on clinical supervision on Sept.
13 for licensed addiction counselors. The summit and
the pre-conference workshop are coordinated by UND
Office of Conference Services.
Throughout the two-day summit, participants will learn
new strategies, tools, processes, and programs that
can address the prevention and treatment of alcohol
and substance abuse in our communities. Over 350 participants
from North Dakota and the surrounding area are expected
This conference features experts from across the nation
on the prevention and treatment of alcohol and other
drug abuse including:
- Dr. Anne Helene Skinstad, assistant professor
of Community and Behavioral Health at the University
of Iowa, will focus on using evidenced-based and
medically proven practices in the treatment of substance
- Karen Larson, deputy director/ ND director of
the Community HealthCare Association of the Dakotas,
will examine the reasons behind North Dakota’s
national ranking for binge drinking and what steps
can be taken to reduce this public health problem.
- Dr. James A. Peck, staff psychologist with the
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, will discuss
approaches currently being used to treat methamphetamine
addiction and suggestions for improving the success
rate of treatment.
Licensed addiction and professional counselors, social
workers, safe/drug free school coordinators, healthcare
providers, psychologists, psychiatrists, prevention
coordinators, educators, social service and public
health professionals, criminal/juvenile justice workers,
school administrators, addiction nurses, clergy, and
students are encouraged to participate in this event.
Pending approval, various types of continuing education
credits are available for conference participation.
Financial contributors include: North Dakota Division
of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Center
for Substance Abuse Treatment and Prairielands ATTC.
Cost to attend the two-day summit is $99, plus $25
for the clinical supervision pre-conference workshop.
The early bird deadline to register is Sept. 2. For
more information or to register, contact UND Conference
Services at 866-579-2663 or via e-mail at email@example.com.
You may also visit the web site at www.conted.und.edu/summit.
— Continuing education
Bowl celebrates 40th year
Potato Bowl will celebrate its 40th
year Sept. 15-17.
The 2005 Potato Bowl USA Golf Scramble will be held
Thursday, Sept. 15. Registration begins at 9 a.m.
with tee times at 10 a.m. The location for this year’s
scramble will be determined shortly. Entry fee includes
green fees, lunch, Potato Bowl gift, golf prizes,
refreshments on the course, and a Potato Bowl football
game ticket. To register your four-person team, call
773-3633. The golf scramble is open to anyone.
The annual French Fry Feed in University Park, sponsored
by Simplot, will be held Thursday, Sept. 15, from
5 p.m. to dusk. The evening features the world’s
largest French fry feed and:
- hot dog/soda stands,
- large inflatable games,
- United Way children’s activity tent,
- Live music,
- Potato picking contest, sponsored by RDO (for
children; registration from 5 to 5:45 p.m.; races
start with youngest to oldest),
- Fireworks display, sponsored by Rydell (at Memorial
Stadium; tune into Breeze 104.3 FM for choreographed
- Meet the 2005 fall sports teams and coaches at
“Meet the Sioux” at the French Fry Feed
in University Park. The 2005 football, soccer, golf
and cross country teams will be on hand to sign
autographs and take pictures with fans. Bring the
kids and your cameras.
2005 Potato Bowl Game Day includes the 2005 Jaycees
Potato Bowl Parade Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m.
Applications for parade entries: http://www.potatobowl.org/parade.htm.
The game features the UND Fighting Sioux vs. Western
Washington University Vikings, 1 p.m. at the Alerus
For ticket information, contact 877-91-SIOUX.
For more information about the Fighting Sioux football
team, visit www.fightingsioux.com;
for Potato Bowl info, go to www.potatobowl.org.
— Shelle Michaels (Alumni Association and Foundation),
Potato Bowl committee member
Wild will play at The Ralph
The NHL returns to the Ralph! Midcontinent Communication
presents the Minnesota Wild vs. Florida Panthers Friday,
Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. Tickets go on sale Wednesday,
Aug. 17, at 10 a.m. for $19, $29 and $39. Tickets
available at the Ralph Engelstad Arena Box Office,
all Ticketmaster locations, by calling (701) 772-5151,
or online at www.ticketmaster.com
— Sommer Lockhart, marketing director, Ralph
Below are U2 workshops for Aug. 16
through Sept. 1. Visit our web site for additional
workshops. The fall U2 newsletter will arrive soon.
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.
- Introduction to Faculty Self-Service (choose one
session): Aug. 22, 9 to 10 a.m.; Aug. 25, 3 to 4
p.m.; Aug. 26, 8 to 9 a.m.; Aug. 26, 2 to 3 p.m.;
Aug. 30, 10 to 11 a.m.; or Sept. 8, noon to 1 p.m.,
Lecture Bowl, Memorial Union. An introduction for
faculty to the features and navigation of the faculty
self-service portal. The session will also summarize
advising tools and have training on privacy and
FERPA issues. Presenter: Registrar’s office.
- Power Point XP, Beginning: Aug. 23, 25, and 29,
9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total).
Learn to create presentations, add graphics and
objects to slides, add tables and charts to slides,
prepare a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions,
and animate text. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- Defensive Driving: Aug. 23, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m.,
River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This workshop
is required by state fleet for all UND employees
who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly)
basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident
while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged
to bring a family member. This workshop may also
reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and
could possibly remove points from your driving record.
Presenter: Officer Tom Brockling.
- GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: Sept. 1, 9 a.m. to noon,
361 Upson II. Students will navigate through the
GroupWise environment, create and send messages;
reply to and forward messages; use the address book,
create a personal address book, create a mail group;
work with calendar, schedule posted appointments
and recurring events; work with junk mail folder
and other mail handling features. Presenter: Heidi
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant
invited to involve students in “Making a Difference
Faculty are invited to involve student
advisees and classes in activities scheduled in conjunction
with national Make a Difference Day in October.
With the theme, “Building Bridges to Change:
Steps to Social Action,” programming will include
a speaker on preparing for alternative careers through
service work, a nonprofit career fair, a luncheon
presentation by UND faculty recipients of 2004-2005
public scholarship fund research awards, and a UND
student wounded during military service in Iraq.
The schedule follows:
- Oct. 18, 8 p.m., “Project Sledgehammer:
The Benefits of Career Volunteering,” by Mark
Stefanick, Memorial Union Lecture Bowl, introduction
by Leah Johnson, AmeriCorps VISTA Service Learning
Coordinator, Center for Community Engagement.
- Oct. 19, 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., Nonprofit Career
Fair, South Ballroom, Memorial Union; noon to 1:30
p.m., luncheon panel, “Faculty Making a Difference:
Public Scholarship for Social Action,” River
Valley Room, Memorial Union; 3 p.m., “Leadership
through Crisis: Never Leave a Fallen Comrade”
with speakers CSM Kevin Remington and student Sgt.
Brandon Erickson, South Ballroom, Memorial Union.
- Oct. 22, Make a Difference Day.
Events are sponsored by the UND Center for Community
Engagement, Volunteer Bridge, the nonprofit leadership
certificate program, career services, the University
program council (UPC), the Memorial Union’s
leadership workshop series, and the United Way of
Grand Forks, East Grand Forks and area.
More information at www.communityengagement.edu.
— Lana Rakow, Center for Community Engagement
medical education and outreach earns accreditation
The Office of Continuing Medical Education and
Outreach at the School of Medicine and Health
Sciences has been surveyed by the Accreditation
Council for Continuing Medical Education and
awarded the status of Accreditation with Commendation,
a level of accreditation rarely given by the
national accrediting agency.
The office has received the maximum, six-year
accreditation as a provider of continuing medical
education for physicians.
The Accreditation with Commendation designation,
awarded to only about eight percent of all providers,
was given on the basis of exemplary compliance
in five essential areas.
Accreditation is based on the review of a written
self-study and evidence presented to representatives
of the accrediting agency.
“We are very proud that the UND medical
school has received this distinction,”
said H. David Wilson, dean of the UND medical
school and vice president for health affairs
at UND. “We recognize how important continuing
education is for all health professionals and
we are happy the school can play such an important
part in that effort for the state of North Dakota.”
“We believe that providing access to excellent
continuing education programs is critical to
assuring the continuation of the high quality
medical care available in North Dakota,”
said Wayne Bruce, director, continuing medical
education and outreach. “Our continuing
education programs reach a wide range of health
professionals — physicians, physician
assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and
allied health professionals — in virtually
every community in the state through live sessions,
the internet, and audio- and video-conferencing.”
Last year, a total of 3,693 physicians and 5,835
other health professionals participated in OCMEO-approved
The OCMEO approved more than 400 programs for
continuing medical education during the last
academic year. With a branch office in Bismarck,
its staff provides approval for continuing medical
education programs for both medical centers
there as well as for Innovis Health and Dakota
Clinic in Fargo and many other medical centers
in North Dakota.
OCMEO staff members are Mary Johnson, assistant
director; Kylie Behm, and Jessica Rosencrans.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
educators visit UND for national study on medical
A team of medical educators,
commissioned by the Carnegie Foundation, will
visit the School of Medicine and Health Sciences
this week as part of their effort to determine
the status of medical education and innovative
practices in preparing the next generation of
physicians in the U.S.
David Irby, vice dean for education at the University
of California-San Francisco School of Medicine,
is leading the four-member team which will visit
the medical school in Grand Forks and the Fargo
campus Wednesday through Friday, Aug. 17-19.
The medical school is one of only eight schools,
and the only community-based medical school,
to be studied as part of the “Professional
Preparation of Physicians Research” report
by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement
Other medical schools to be studied are Harvard,
University of California-San Francisco, University
of Washington-Seattle, University of Pennsylvania,
University of Florida, University of Texas Medical
Branch-Galveston and the University of South
UND is one of 25 community-based medical schools
(out of a total of 125 medical schools), meaning
that practicing physicians educate and train
medical students and residents in community,
rather than university-owned, hospitals and
“We chose UND because it represents community-based
medical schools that do not own their own hospitals,”
Irby said, “and because of the many innovative
educational programs in the school. We are seeking
to describe the current status of medical education
along with promising practices in curriculum,
instruction and assessment.”
The medical school has gained wide recognition
in medical education circles due to its patient-centered
curriculum, in which medical students are introduced
to the patient, through paper cases, from the
first week of school.
“This is quite an honor and reflects our
growing national reputation in medical education,”
said H. David Wilson, dean of the medical school
and vice president for health affairs. “The
honor of being selected as the only community-based
medical school, in the company of the most prestigious
schools in the nation, should make all alumni
and the people of our great state proud of their
“We are doing some exciting things, and
the Carnegie Foundation, sponsor of the landmark
Flexner Report at the turn of the last century,
has taken notice. That is of considerable merit,”
he added. “I am especially proud of our
faculty, students and staff and particularly
the volunteer faculty-physicians who have made
The 1910 Flexner Report outlined the wide range
of quality in medical education programs offered
in the U.S. and brought about necessary reforms
and more uniform standards.
During the site visit, the team will meet with
the school’s administrators, faculty members,
residents-in-training and medical students;
observe classroom instruction; view and discuss
how clinical education is carried out with practicing
physician-faculty members, among other activities
designed to provide insight into the medical
education system at UND.
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences
named development officer for Aerospace Foundation
Josh Christianson has been named
development officer for the Aerospace Foundation.
Christianson will be responsible for the development,
solicitation and management of UNDAF’s
major gift donors in support of the UNDAF’s
mission and goals. He will work closely with
Bruce Smith, UNDAF’s president, the foundation
board members, alumni, and department heads
to identify and involve UND Aerospace donors
and potential donors. He will also develop long-
and short-range operational plans to strengthen
and grow the major gifts program.
Since 2001, Christianson was the development
officer for the UND Foundation where he was
responsible for developing and implementing
donation strategies, primarily for the Colleges
of Arts and Sciences, Education and Human Development,
Nursing and the Graduate School.
Christianson graduated from UND in 1999 with
a bachelor’s degree in communication.
– UND Aerospace
sought for assessment position
The Office of the Provost and Vice President
for Academic Affairs invites internal applications
for the position of assistant provost for assessment
of student learning. This is a half-time, 10-month
appointment beginning immediately. Preferred
- s A strong belief in the importance of student
learning outcomes assessment as a critical
component of continuous academic program improvement.
- s Experience using student learning outcome
measures as part of a history of successful
- s Ability to work collaboratively with all
areas of the campus community to develop broad-based
ownership in a model campus-wide student learning
outcomes assessment program.
- s Respect of the campus community as a proven
leader, teacher, and motivator.
The assistant provost for assessment of student
learning reports directly to the provost and
will be responsible for the following duties:
- Provide leadership in developing and implementing
UND’s institution-wide assessment program
as a coordinated
process that has as its goal the continuous
improvement of student learning outcomes.
- Ensure that UND’s student learning
assessment processes meet institutional accountability
expectations and accreditation requirements.
- Work with faculty, chairs, deans and administration
to ensure the timely development and implementation
of department/program assessment plans, including
the ongoing use of evaluation data in program
- Collaborate with the Office of Institutional
Research to coordinate development, administration,
analysis and communication to academic and
non-academic units regarding university-wide
student learning assessment instruments.
- Work with administration and faculty leaders
to design and implement a plan for the assessment
of UND’s general education program.
- Represent the Office of the Provost on
the Senate University assessment committee.
- Assist with other related duties as assigned
by the provost.
Review of applications begins Aug. 25, and
continues until a candidate is selected. To
apply, send a letter of application addressing
the preferred qualifications, a CV, and contact
information for three references to me.
— Victoria Beard, associate provost,
Box 8176, 302 Twamley Hall
proposals due Aug. 30
DEPSCoR pre-proposals are due at noon Tuesday,
Aug. 30. Full description of the RFP is posted
on the ND EPSCoR web page at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu/rfps/index.htm.
Please direct your questions to Gary Johnson
at 777-2492 or GaryEJohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu.
— Cathy Lerud, ND EPSCoR
electronic resources available on campus
Due to money made available
because of the North Dakota INBRE grant and
with assistance from the UND Neuroscience COBRE
grant, faculty, students, and researchers now
have access to SCOPUS, www.scopus.com.
The campus libraries – Chester Fritz Library,
Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences,
and the Thormodsgard Law Library – all
have links from their web pages. If you are
using this resource off campus, you must go
through the library web pages to gain access.
SCOPUS is a new, easy-to-use, powerful multidisciplinary
navigational tool that covers 14,000 peer-reviewed
titles from 4,000 publishers and includes an
integrated web search. It provides information
from journals, the web, and patents. SCOPUS
gives journal abstracts back to 1966 and provides
reference lists for articles published since
1996. It can also be used to determine which
authors are citing your work. There are quick
reference guides and online tutorials available.
More detailed and in-person training will be
available later this fall. Watch for the announcements.
North Dakota INBRE money has also made available
174 journals from Oxford University Press. Campus
users have access to the full text of all of
the titles, including the most current ones.
Examples of some of the titles include: Alcohol
and Alcoholism, American Law and Economics Review,
Bioinformatics, Carcinogenesis, Essays in Criticism,
Human Molecular Genetics, and Human Reproduction.
For questions, please contact the reference
desks at the libraries.
– Judy Rieke, electronic resources coordinator,
North Dakota INBRE grant, Library of the Health
may enroll in courses at low cost
For just $10.95 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
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
- 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
- Choose the course you’d like to take.
Prerequisites or other factors may affect
- 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.
- 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, human resources
office will move to Hyslop for fee payment
The UND business office will
be working with students Aug. 23 through Sept.
2. The primary responsibility of tellers will
be fee payment assistance to the students. Due
to increased student traffic during this time
period, you can expect lines at the teller windows.
During fee payment (Sept. 1 and 2) the business
office will be closed and all students should
be directed to 170 Hyslop. Please note change
in location for this fall. Departmental deposits
will be accepted at a teller window, second
floor Twamley Hall. The teller window will only
be open temporarily from 2 to 3 p.m. on these
days. Although no receipt will be issued, the
deposits must be logged in by a representative
from your department. The deposits will be processed
as time allows. If departments anticipate special
needs during these two days, contact Lori Morken
at 777-2288 by noon Friday, Aug. 26. Additionally,
due to the high amount of telephone traffic
during the weeks surrounding fee payment, contacting
the business office staff may be easiest through
e-mail. Thank you for your understanding and
– Wanda Sporbert, business office
provides fall semester information
Barnes & Noble University
Bookstore has over $1,000,000 in used textbooks
in stock. Now more than ever, take advantage
of our largest selection of used books for fall.
Your campus bookstore partnered with faculty
and staff to get book orders early so we could
source more used books than ever before. Log
on to http://und.campusstore.com.
Students who receive financial aid or are eligible
for a short term loan can charge their books,
school supplies, and backpacks at the bookstore
Friday, Aug. 19, through Thursday, Aug. 25.
Barnes & Noble at UND will match the price
of any book in comparable condition, new or
used. This applies on books that are in stock
at any competitor’s store. Price matching
is for identical items. It applies only to used
books to used books, new books to new books,
and trade books to trade books. Ask a bookseller
– Barnes & Noble University Bookstore
must comply with new policy on vendors
As stated in the July 8 memo from Sharon Berning
and David Schmidt, UND has decentralized the
review process for the debarred and suspended
vendors list. UND implemented this policy Aug.
1, 2005. Each department is responsible for
reviewing the list and determining that the
vendor submitted on the requisition or voucher
is not debarred or suspended. All departments
are required to be in compliance.
A compliance acknowledgement box has been added
to the requisition and voucher. The department
is required to check the box acknowledging they
have reviewed the list and the vendor submitted
is not debarred or suspended. Please visit the
purchasing web site for complete instructions
Purchase requisitions and payment vouchers that
do not have this box checked will be returned
to the departments for verification so UND will
be compliant with policy.
We would also like to remind departments that
they should regularly upload the most current
version of forms (the date indicated is the
last time the form was updated) for both purchasing
and accounting services.
– Accounting services
will use new billing system
Effective July 1, facilities is no
longer using the HECN job billing system for processing
project requests. With the implementation of PeopleSoft,
facilities has implemented a Facilities Management
System, Famis, which will allow us to process projects
and work orders in one system. It will also allow
for more timely billing. It is anticipated that the
job billing will be processed twice per month. The
tentative timeframes are the 1st and 15th, but these
dates have not yet been finalized.
The interface to get the charges from Famis to PeopleSoft
has not been completed at this time, so the billing
for work completed since July 1 cannot yet take place.
We will notify you when the first billing will take
place as soon as the date is known. It is anticipated
to be no later than the middle of September.
Center closed for cleaning, semester memberships available
The interim Wellness Center will be closed
for annual cleaning and maintenance through Aug. 19.
We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate
your understanding. When you come back, we promise
to be clean, fresh, and ready to serve.
Semester memberships are available for faculty and
staff. A recreation guide highlighting all our programs
and services as well as other recreational opportunities
in the area is available at the Wellness Center, or
online at www.wellness.und.edu.
You’ll find exciting programs such as group
exercise, personal training, and many multi dimensional
wellness events. You can also get updates on the progress
of the new Wellness Center, coming in August 2006.
– Wellness Center
Fritz Library lists hours
Chester Fritz Library hours for fall semester beginning
Monday, Aug. 22, 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
Datebook items due Wednesday, Aug. 24
You are invited to submit your UND events for inclusion
in the spring Datebook of activities by Wednesday,
Aug. 24. Please send additions or changes to Mavis
at the University relations office, 411 Twamley Hall
(Box 7144) or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Examples of events include departmental-sponsored
lectures and presentations and cultural/academic displays
and exhibitions – anything you want people to
know about. Include the date and kind of event, names
of persons, such as speakers involved and their titles,
title of lectures, location and time of event.
For further UND calendar information, check www.und/edu/calendar.
— University relations
Ralph C. Brown, professor emeritus of geography,
died Nov. 14 in Stoneham, Maine. He was 81.
Ralph Brown was born Nov. 17, 1922, in Buffalo, N.Y.,
to Ralph and Clara (Seeds) Brown, and graduated from
Riverside High School in Buffalo. During World War
II, he flew on combat tours with the U.S. Army Air
Corps. He married Harriett Grover on Sept. 18, 1943.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in 1954 and a
master’s degree in 1956, both from the University
of Buffalo. He earned a geography doctorate in 1964
from Syracuse University.
He taught at those universities as well as California
State College, State University of New York-Buffalo,
and Wisconsin State University in Superior. He joined
the faculty at UND in 1971. His research interests
included rural geography, Africa, North America, Arctic
areas, and rural population and settlement patterns.
He retired in 1985.
can receive discounted cell phone service
UND employees can receive a 15 percent discount
on Cellular One service, with plans that start at
$30 per month.
Customers may receive this discount on up to two lines
of service on qualifying rate plans. A 24-month contract
To order, call Lisa Duckstad, 218-289-0020, email@example.com
The University is offering abandoned bicycles
for sale to the public on a sealed high-bid basis.
These may be seen at the Central Receiving warehouse
on the southwest corner of the campus. Bids will be
taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. Monday through Thursday,
– Lee Sundby or Evelyn Albrecht, central receiving
needed for CVIC benefit auction
Area quilters are encouraged to participate
in an unusual quilt show and silent auction.
The V-Quilt Patches 4 Victory over violence will be
on display for silent auction Feb. 2-5 in the Empire
Arts Center, downtown Grand Forks. The event will
benefit the Greater Grand Forks Community Violence
Quilters can donate projects in two ways. They can
make projects for the silent auction, including miniatures,
doll quilts and small wall hangings, as well as full-size
bed quilts, or they can donate full-size quilts for
the CVIC’s shelter.
The deadline is Jan. 15 for submitting a finished
quilt or project for the silent auction. Shelter quilts
will be accepted until Feb. 5. Each item should have
the name, address and telephone number of the maker
pinned to it.
The V-Quilt Patches 4 Victory over Violence silent
auction brings quilters together to help build a community
of support for people living in fear of violence and
to showcase quilting as an art form. The silent auction
is a community service project that raises funds for
the CVIC center to assist victims of violence and
to promote safety, peace and respect for all individuals.
CVIC service programs include a 24-hour crisis line,
counseling, assistance and referral, short-term emergency
housing, counseling and education for children, prevention
and education programs for the community, a domestic
violence offender treatment program and a child visitation
The event is sponsored by The DIVAS: Making a Difference
Initiated through Various Arts, Midnight Sun Public
Relations, Tastefully Simple-Brenda Keitzman, JB’s
Hair Salon and the UND Association of Women in Communication.
For more information, contact the 2006 V-Quilt Patches
4 Victory over violence committee at 777-6540 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Shelle Michaels, Alumni Association, for
UND Women in Communication