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ISSUE: Volume 41, Number 44: August 20, 2004
Grant will expand recruiting of American Indian nursing students
Please return harassment training form
Physician assistant program receives grant to recruit American Indians
Web standards approved

Choral auditions set for Aug. 22-26
Women’s Center hosts open house
Comedian Martin Short will kick off Betty Engelstad Sioux Center grand opening events
Engelstad Arena lists events
Involvement Expo set for Aug. 25
Apartment center hosts picnic and resource fair
Dean's hour lecture focuses on Medicare
Water tour will explore progress in Grand Forks
Air Force ROTC will hold open house
North Dakota-made movie premieres Aug. 27
Bush Artist Fellows program sets informational meetings
Space studies will host star parties
Business office will move to Hyslop for fee payment
Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos
Symphony holds auditions
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 7-17
Ticket prices announced for Engelstad Open
Participation sought in Arts and Humanities Summit
Museum will host Lewis & Clark exhibition

State Board discusses campus collaboration
New anti-discrimination posters available
Death noted of student Michael Gabrielson
Memorial Union lists operating hours
Departments should destroy credit card offers
Web server has been upgraded
Free anti-virus software available
Campus ministry worship schedules listed
35mm cameras sought
Campus walking trail maps available
Denim Day is last Wednesday of month


Grant will expand recruiting of American Indian nursing students

The University has received a three-year, $566,736 grant to bolster efforts to recruit American Indian students into nursing, funded through the Department of Health and Human Services’ Bureau of Health Professionals Nursing Workforce Diversity program.

“This new grant builds on and extends the reach of our already successful Recruitment and Retention of American Indians into Nursing program,” said UND President Charles Kupchella. “Through our RAIN program, we have trained more than 100 American Indian nurses, the vast majority of whom have gone back to the reservations.”
But there is more work to be done, said Kupchella. “Nationally, we face a nursing shortage, and the outlook is even bleaker on the reservations. This new grant will help us recruit and better prepare more American Indian nursing students at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels.”

Helen Melland, interim dean of nursing, said North Dakota has about 8,500 licensed registered nurses, of which fewer than 120 or 1.4 percent are American Indian, although about 5 percent of the state’s population is American Indian.

“This population faces significant health challenges,” said Melland. “For example, approximately 43 percent have diabetes, and about 40 percent of pregnant American Indian women smoke during pregnancy. The American Indian population has an infant mortality rate that is substantially higher than that of the majority of the white population with 15.4 deaths per 1,000 live births compared to 8.3 per 1,000. The UND College of Nursing is committed to doing what it can to help change these trends, and that is why the RAIN program and this new grant are so important.”

Operated through the RAIN program, the new grant funds some of UND’s time-honored recruiting and retention activities, such as travel to reservations to conduct recruiting, providing intensive academic and financial aid advising opportunities, and providing a “family” environment that helps put students at ease.

The grant funds new aspects as well, according to Deb Wilson, who directs UND’s RAIN program. They are:

  • a week-long pre-semester orientation;
  • hiring a part-time science mentor;
  • providing travel funds for students;
  • a greater focus on recruiting master’s and doctoral (particularly new, since UND has a new doctoral program in nursing) students, as well as undergraduate students.

Wilson said UND expects about 40 American Indian students to be admitted to the program over the three-year period. Of those, 30 will be undergraduate students, six will be master’s students, and three will enter the doctoral program.

“In my opinion, the awarding of this grant once again indicates the trust and faith federal agencies have in UND administering programs designed to assist American Indian tribes,” said Leigh Jeanotte, director of American Indian Student Services. “UND currently administers 26 American Indian programs and enrolls 450 American Indian students from throughout the United States. UND is fast becoming recognized as a leader nationally in promoting quality educational opportunities for Indian people.”


Please return harassment training form

This is a reminder to those part-time UND employees who received in March 2004 a set of training documents covering issues of harassment. Along with these documents was a harassment training acknowledgment statement. The acknowledgement was to be signed and returned to the Affirmative Action Office by April 15. If you have not already returned it, please do so immediately. Thank you.

– Charles Kupchella, President.


Physician assistant program receives grant to recruit American Indians

The physician assistant (PA) program at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences has been awarded a grant from the federal Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to recruit American Indian students to their program and to provide culturally-sensitive training to better care for American Indians.

HRSA, a division of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, awarded the PA program $400,000 over the next three years to help better serve rural and underserved communities.

One objective of the grant is to increase the number of American Indian students entering the PA program. Initially this will focus on recruiting in the four-state region, but will move to a national recruiting campaign by the third year.

“Our aim is to train PAs for rural and underserved areas,” said Mary Ann Laxen, director of the PA program. The School of Medicine and Health Sciences has a long history of training Native Americans to bring health care back to their people and this program will add to that.”

The second objective of the grant is to prepare all PA students to be more culturally sensitive. The program will develop a geriatric clerkship in clinics that serve American Indians in North Dakota. This will include training elders to be “teaching patients” for the students. Dr. Monica Mayer at the Trinity Community Clinic in New Town, and a clinical instructor of family medicine at the UND medical school, has agreed to help train PA students.

“Geriatric care is growing in the U.S. as the baby-boom generation ages, and that includes Native Americans,” said Laxen. “It is important that PAs, and all health care personnel, know how to properly interview and provide medical care for them.”

Once the UND program establishes a training system for students, they hope to share it with other PA programs and with the faculty of other training programs at UND.

— School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Web standards approved

As part of a continuing effort to establish a consistent identity for the University and increase access for people with disabilities, web standards have been approved. Point your browser to www.und.edu/template to view the requirements, which will ensure that UND web sites promote a sense of University identity and reflect the quality of UND. They also require compliance with federal and state laws regarding accessibility for people with disabilities.

The Internet has become a primary source of information. In fact, it’s now the second-most important determinant of whether a student will choose an institution (first remains a campus visit). We know, too, that it is an important source of information for those who are seeking information about UND for a variety of reasons. Accreditation teams, prospective employees, state and federal officials, prospective donors, external granting agencies, and the national news media are but a few examples. The UND home page alone receives around 600,000 “hits” each month, while the entire UND site receives more than 28.5 million. This means that people are finding UND sites through search engines and external links. Web standards will ensure that users know they’re on a UND site and allow consistent navigation.

The standards, developed after many months of consultation with various individuals and entities, including the University Technology Council and the Council of Deans, were approved by the President’s Cabinet on May 10.

It is understood that full implementation may take some time, so we’ve set a deadline of July 1, 2005, for the sites specified in the policy statement to come into compliance. However, I encourage you to give this matter your earliest attention.

Jan Orvik of the Office of University Relations has been appointed the University’s Web Standards compliance officer. She has served as UND’s principal web manager since 1993. To ease the transition, approved templates have been developed for the use of departments. Jan is available to consult with personnel, and is authorized to approve, or disapprove, design variations developed by departments on their own. Contact her at 777-3621.

In the long run, I believe these standards will save time and money, and allow units to concentrate on developing and updating the content of their sites. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

— Charles Kupchella, president.

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Choral auditions set for Aug. 22-26

Auditions for UND choral ensembles will be held Sunday through Thursday, Aug. 22-26, in 122 Hughes Fine Arts Center. All members of the UND community are invited to audition, and faculty and staff are particularly asked to encourage students from all disciplines. Participation in University choral ensembles does carry academic credit, and counts in the arts and humanities area of the general education requirements. Those interested should sign up in advance for an audition time on the lists posted outside the audition room.

Available ensembles are: Concert Choir, Varsity Bards, and Women’s Choir (formerly Allegro). The Concert Choir is planning a tour to Germany and the Czech Republic in May 2005. For further information, contact Anthony Reeves at 777-2814 or Anthony.reeves@und.edu.

— Anthony Reeves, director of choirs.


Women’s Center hosts open house

The Women’s Center, 305 Hamline St., will host an open house for staff, faculty and students Monday, Aug. 23, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Please join us for refreshments, meet our staff and visit the center.

– Patty McIntyre, Women’s Center.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Engelstad Arena lists events

Following are events at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.

Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Grand Opening

Join us for the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Grand Opening Celebration. The special events begin Tuesday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m., featuring “A Musical Evening with Martin Short.” Tickets are on sale now. On Friday and Saturday come and watch your Fighting Sioux volleyball team in the UND Northern Extreme Volleyball Tournament. On Sunday there will be a Betty Engelstad Sioux Center open house from noon to 4 p.m. Register your team for Gus Macker and take part in the

Gus Macker free throw contest for a chance to win free registration for your team to play.

Reba McEntire

Reba McEntire will perform a concert Sunday, Sept. 26. Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
Gus Macker

Sign up your team for Gus Macker, the largest 3-on-3 basketball tournament, coming to the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 18 and 19. Registration deadlines are approaching so sign up today! Registration forms are available at Ralph Engelstad Arena or sign up online at www.macker.com.

Agassi vs. Roddick

Tennis super stars Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick will play a tennis exhibition Tuesday, Oct. 12. “The Engelstad Open” will feature two of the world’s top tennis stars. Tickets for the Agassi vs. Roddick match go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office Saturday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. Ticket prices are $24, $34, $44, and $66. For more information and seating charts visit www.theralph.com.

For more information, visit www.theralph.com. Tickets to all events are available by calling 772-5151, or online at www.theralph.com.

— Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Involvement Expo set for Aug. 25

The Involvement Expo will take place Wednesday, Aug. 25, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., in front of the Memorial Union.
This is an annual showcase event for student organizations, UND departments, and area businesses and is a great opportunity for students, new and returning, to become familiar with the UND community. As students walk through the Expo, they can gather information about the services and involvement opportunities available on campus and throughout the community. The rain location is the Hyslop Main Arena.

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend.

– Clint Bueling, student organizations coordinator.


Apartment center hosts picnic and resource fair

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

– Malia Young, Apartment Community Center.


Dean’s hour lecture focuses on Medicare

The medical school dean’s hour lecture, “The Medicare Program Today; Challenges and Opportunities,” will be presented by Mark A. Levine, chief medical officer, Denver Region Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, Denver, Colo. It is set for noon Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. This presentation will be broadcast at the following IP sites: SE campus, room 225; SW campus conference Room A; NW campus office.

For additional information contact the office of the dean, School of Medicine and Health Sciences, 777-2514.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


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 to watch a short video on the flood devastation of 1997, then tour the city to view what has been done to rebuild the area. The tour includes Riverside Park, English Coulee pump station, Lincoln Drive Park, downtown Grand Forks and East Grand Forks, and a lunch stop at the Blue Moose. Following lunch, the tour participants will learn about the water intake structure and facilities and end the day with a tour of the Ralph Engelstad Arena, including the new Betty Engelstad Arena.

The Foundation is also hosting tours of northwest North Dakota, Devils Lake, and the Missouri River. These tour dates are as follows: Water in the Northwest, Aug. 4; Missouri River Expedition, Aug. 18; and Devils Lake, Sept. 7.
The public is invited to attend the tours, which cost $15 per person, and include transportation, informational materials, meals, refreshments and a one-year subscription to North Dakota Water magazine.

Tour sponsors include Garrison Diversion Conservancy District, Houston Engineering, Montgomery Watson Inc., N.D. Game and Fish Department, N.D. State Water Commission, N.D. Water Resource Districts Association, N.D. Water Users Association, Ulteig Engineers, Inc., N.d. Natural Resources Trust, Advanced Engineering, Bartlett & West Engineers, Richtman’s Printing, Moore Engineering, Butler Machinery and Stan Puklich Chevrolet.

For more information or to register, contact the North Dakota Water Education Foundation, (701) 223-8332, (fax) (701) 223-4645, e-mail ndwater@btinet.net.

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


Air Force ROTC will hold open house

The Air Force ROTC will hold an open house at their new office location in the Armory Friday, Aug. 27, from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., with subs and refreshments available. Everyone is welcome.

– Capt. Nichole Fritel, Air Force ROTC.


North Dakota-made movie premieres Aug. 27

The new North Dakota-made movie Miss Mystic will have a gala world premiere at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 28, in the historic Empire Theatre in downtown Grand Forks. All seats for this showing will be $10, with half of all proceeds directly benefiting the Empire Arts Center. The director and much of the cast and crew plan to be present for the premiere of the 95-minute movie, and will be available to talk about the production after the showing. A five-day theatrical run at regular prices is scheduled for Sept. 17-21, also at the Empire.

Miss Mystic is the latest production by Christopher Jacobs, senior lecturer in film for the English department. He is the creator of the North Dakota crime thriller Dark Highways, which premiered at the Empire last November and played in New York, Hollywood, and Las Vegas for the 2004 New York International Independent Film and Video Festival.
His tongue-in-cheek supernatural fantasies The Threat of the Mummy and Vengeance of the Sorceress both premiered at the Empire in 2002.

The story of Miss Mystic is a unique variation on the popular body-switching theme, but with a twist that Hollywood has not tried. Jacobs described it as “something like Freaky Friday meets Double Indemnity.

A teenage girl is astounded to learn the truth about her parents, but she’s in for a bigger shock when her eccentric fortune-teller grandmother known as “Crazy Katy” decides to swap bodies with her. The girl must convince her younger brother who she really is and figure out a plan to regain her own body. Meanwhile, the grandmother now in her body plots to get her out of the way permanently, to avoid any chance of switching back! Along the way, complications develop when long-suppressed family secrets come to light, calling into question everyone’s true intentions.

The movie was made entirely in North Dakota. Most locations were in Grand Forks, including the North Dakota Museum of Art coffee shop, and Altru Hospital, with additional scenes shot in Lakota and Devils Lake. The Miss Mystic soundtrack includes five original songs from the latest CD by Grand Forks rock band Whisky Sam.

More information with complete cast and crew, photos, posters, and Quicktime trailers can be found online by doing a web search on: “miss mystic” movie website.


Bush Artist Fellows program sets informational meetings

Applications for the 2005 Bush Artist Fellows program will be available Monday, Aug. 2. Artists may apply in four categories: literature (including poetry, fiction and creative nonfiction), scriptworks for stage and screen, film/video, and music composition. All artists interested in applying are encouraged to attend an informational meeting.

At the meetings, Program Director Julie Gordon Dalgleish will present an overview of the Bush Artist Fellows program, discuss the guidelines and eligibility for the 2005 applications, and answer questions. A one-hour meeting will be held Tuesday, Aug. 31, at 7 p.m. in the North Dakota Museum of Art.

The Bush Artist Fellows Program provides artists with significant financial support that enables them to further their work and their contribution to their communities. Fellows may decide to take time for solitary work or reflection, engage in collaborative or community projects, or embark on travel or research. Artists may use a Bush Artist Fellowship in many ways: to explore new directions, continue work already in progress, or accomplish work not financially feasible otherwise. Up to 15 fellowships of $44,000 each will be awarded in 2005. Application deadlines for the 2005 categories are: literature, Oct. 22; scriptworks and film/video, Oct. 29; music composition, Nov. 5.

To be eligible to apply, an artist must be at least 25 years old at the time of application and a resident of Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota or the 26 counties of western Wisconsin that lie within the Ninth Federal Reserve District. Applicants must have lived in one of these states for at least 12 of the 36 months preceding the application deadline.

Students are not eligible.

Separate preliminary panels are convened for each category to review application materials and select finalists. Final selection of fellows is made in April 2005 by an interdisciplinary panel.

For more information about the Bush Artist Fellows program, the information meetings or to request an application, please contact Kathi Polley, program assistant, at the Bush Foundation, 651-227-5222 or 1-800-605-7315, or kpolley@bushfoundation.org. Applications may also be requested by writing: Bush Artist Fellowships, 332 Minnesota Street, Suite E-900, St. Paul, MN 55101, or downloaded from the Bush Foundation web site, www.bushfoundation.org.

— Nicole Darenne, North Valley Arts Council.


Space studies will host star parties

The space studies department will host a series of public star parties in September and October to raise public awareness of astronomy and the department’s plans to build a professional observatory. Star parties will begin at 8 p.m. each Friday in September and October at the observatory site near Emerado. Visitors will be able to use the telescopes and learn about fund raising efforts for the new $2 million observatory.

Directions to the UND observatory: Take Highway 2 west out of Grand Forks for approximately 10 miles. At mile marker 346, turn left onto a gravel road. After passing several homes and crossing railroad tracks, turn right at the T-intersection. Drive one-half mile and take the first left. The observatory will be about one-half mile down the road on the left.

Please call me at 777-4896 with any questions. – Paul Hardersen, assistant professor, space studies.


Business office will move to Hyslop for fee payment

The business office will be working with students attending the fall 2004 semester Aug. 24 through Sept. 3. The primary responsibilities of the tellers will be fee payment assistance to the students. Due to increased student traffic, expect lines at the teller windows. During fee payment (Sept. 2 and 3), the business office will move to 170 Hyslop Sports Center. Please note change in location for this fall. Departmental deposits will be accepted at a teller window in Twamley Hall. The teller window will only be open from 2 to 3 p.m. 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 Sandi Brelie at 777-3080 by noon Friday, Aug. 27. Additionally, due to the high amount of telephone traffic during the weeks surrounding fee payment, contact the business office staff may be easiest through e-mail. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.

– Wanda Sporbert, director, business office.


Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos

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

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

– Indian Studies.


Symphony holds auditions

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

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

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

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


U2 workshops listed for Sept. 7-17

Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 7 through Sept. 17. Visit our web site for additional workshops in September, October, and November. 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 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. 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, information technology systems and services.

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 to 1 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Fee: $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, dietician.

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, information technology systems and services.

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 (both enrollment services), and Ken Polovitz, (aerospace sciences).

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 e-mail responses, and set access rights. Work in depth with the junk mail folder and archive feature. Presenter: Maria Saucedo, information technology systems and services.

Power Point XP, Beginning: Sept. 13, 15, and 17, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Create presentations, add graphics and objects to slides, add tables and charts to slides, prepare a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions, and animate text. Presenter: Maria Saucedo, information technology systems and services.

Hiring Procedures and the Termination Process: Sept. 14, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Learn what constitutes a legal hire as well as a legal termination of an employee. Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert, human resources.

Excel XP, Intermediate: Sept. 14 and 16, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson II (six hours total). Prerequisite: Excel Beginning. Work with templates, filter and sort data, import and export data, work with advanced formulas, analyze and share data. Presenter: Maria Saucedo, information technology systems and services.

Save on Taxes, Save for Retirement, Invest in SRAs: Sept. 14, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center, or Sept. 15, 10 a.m. to noon, 211 Rural Technology Center. This presentation will provide information on TIAA-CREF SRAs. You do not have to be on TIAA-CREF to participate in this tax saving program. Presenter: Molly Melanson Perry, TIAA-CREF.

DMP Protocol and Work Force Safety (Workers Compensation): Sept. 16, 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. CHANGE IN WORKERS COMPENSATION POLICY! The Designated Medical Provider guidelines are part of the ND State Risk Management Program with Work Force Safety (workers compensation). It is important for employees to have a clear understanding of these policies in the event they suffer a work-related injury. The class is also an excellent opportunity for supervisors to become more familiar with the policy. The UND Safety Director and Work Force Safety Coordinator will make the presentation and be available for questions following. Presenters: Claire Moen and Jason Uhlir, workplace safety.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program.


Ticket prices announced for Engelstad Open

Ralph Engelstad Arena announces ticket prices for the upcoming tennis exhibition between tennis super stars Andre Agassi and Andy Roddick. This fan-friendly match will take place Tuesday, Oct. 12. Match time is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets for the Agassi vs. Roddick match go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office on Saturday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. Tickets are also available through all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling (701) 772-51551, or online at www.theralph.com. Ticket prices are $24, $34, $44, $66. For more information and seating charts visit www.theralph.com.

— Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Participation sought in Arts and Humanities Summit

ShaunAnne Tangney, an associate professor of English at Minot State University and chair of the North Dakota University System 2004 Arts and Humanities Summit, is seeking assistance from UND faculty and staff. The Arts and Humanities Summit exists to increase public appreciation of the arts and humanities as produced, taught, and studied by the faculty and students of the North Dakota University System. In doing so, the summit explores public discourse about the continuing relevance of arts and humanities within a broad and rapidly changing culture. All North Dakota University System faculty and students are invited and encouraged to attend the summit, as are the general public, community and business leaders, local and state legislators, higher education officials, and arts professionals and supporters. The summit – a two-day forum for expression, exchange, and expertise – will take place Friday and Saturday, Oct. 15-16, at Minot State University, and will present events such as scholarly papers, live performance of theatre, music, and dance, visual arts display, live performance of creative literature, and a keynote address by former U.S. poet laureate Robert Pinsky.

There are two crucial elements missing from our program, however. First, we would like to have display booths by local and regional arts and granting agencies – that’s you! – providing expertise and guidance for university-community interaction. We can supply ample space and tables and chairs; all you’d need to bring is your materials and a representative. Second, we would like to have local and regional arts agencies put on workshops on grant writing, on how to make the best connections between agencies and foundations and academia, or on other topics as you see fit. If you are interested in taking part in the 2004 North Dakota University System Arts and Humanities Summit, or if you have any questions about it, please do not hesitate to contact me directly by phone at (701) 858-3180, by fax at (701) 858-3894, or e-mail at tangney@minotstateu.edu. Thank you for your time and for your consideration of this engagement.

— Jan Orvik, editor, for ShaunAnne Tangney, associate professor of English, Minot State University.


Museum will host Lewis & Clark exhibition

The North Dakota Museum of Art has been invited to host the country’s premier Lewis and Clark exhibition, “Rivers, Edens, Empires: Lewis & Clark and the Revealing of America.” Organized by the Library of Congress where it opened in July 2003, the exhibition will tour to Omaha, Grand Forks, and Seattle, bringing rare documents, art works from both the European and the Indian worlds, and spectacular maps to three states along the Lewis & Clark trail. It will open on Nov. 14 and continue through Jan. 9, 2005.

“Rivers, Edens, Empires” features the expedition of the Corps of Discovery as the culminating moment in the quest to connect North America by means of a waterway passage. Like so many other exploration stories, the Lewis & Clark journey was shaped by the search for navigable rivers, inspired by the quest for Edens, and driven by competition for empire.

Thomas Jefferson was motivated by these aspirations when he drafted instructions for the Corps of Discovery, sending them up the Missouri River in search of a passage to the Pacific. Writing to William Dunbar just a month after Lewis & Clark began their expedition, Jefferson emphasized the importance of rivers in his plan for western exploration and national expansion: “We shall delineate with correctness the great arteries of this great country.” River highways could take Americans into Eden, Jefferson’s vision of the West as the “Garden of the World.” And those same rivers might be nature’s outlines and borders for empire.

The Library of Congress used its unparalleled collections to launch this exhibition focusing on western exploration. The library is home to William Clark’s maps, including the 1803 annotated map that the Corps of Discovery took on their journey. The library is also the repository for Thomas Jefferson’s papers and holds important documentation about his enduring interest in exploring the western portion of North America, including instructions to Meriwether Lewis for the journey, Jefferson’s secret message to Congress requesting funding for the journey, and his speech to the Indian chiefs (representing the Osages, Missouri, Otos, Panis, Cansas Ayowais, and Sioux) on their historic visit to Washington, D.C., in January 1806.

The exhibition and its national tour are made possible through funding from the U.S. Congress. That funding was secured by the Lewis & Clark Bicentennial Congressional Caucus and its co-chairs, Sens. Conrad Burns, Larry Craig, and Byron Dorgan, and Reps. Doug Bereuter and Earl Pomeroy. Local funding for presenting the show in North Dakota is still being sought to cover such expenses as shipping and courier services, travel for up to five installation personnel from the Library of Congress, upgrading the North Dakota Museum of Art facility to meet climate control standards, and costs to install the exhibition in the Museum’s galleries.

The Museum will organize a symposium for the general public in conjunction with the opening that will include historians, cartographers, and other scholars. The Museum’s education department is already accepting requests for tours. In addition, outlying schools that wish to take part in more extended activities through the Museum’s Rural School Initiative, including pre- and post-tour activities, are encouraged to call 777-4195 for more information.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.

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State Board discusses campus collaboration

The State Board of Higher Education met June 17 on the campus of Dickinson State University. Following are some highlights of the meeting.

s Campus collaboration

Board members determined that all campuses comply with the following provisions:

(1) Communications between campuses should be occurring on a regular basis, particularly regarding courses and programs offered through distance education and most particularly when distance education involves or is targeted directly at another campus’ home community.

(2) Although the type and level of communication needed often involves academic vice presidents, all appropriate levels need to be involved. Presidents must set the tone and expectations for the campus, but the details of the collaborative discussion must reach down to the dean, department head and faculty levels.

(3) A campus learning in the media about another campus’ intent to offer a program in the first campus’ home community is an indication that appropriate communication has not taken place. If campuses are collaborating as expected, then no campus will be surprised by an announcement of another campus delivering a program in their community.

(4) All advertising should be accurate.

(5) Advertising should neither state nor imply anything negative regarding another system campus. Communications between the campuses should resolve most advertising issues.

  • Major capital project priority list
    A project to renovate the Ireland Lab in O’Kelly Hall was ranked sixth of seven priorities.
  • VCSU Stage I request for grad program
    Michel Hillman, vice chancellor for academic and student affairs, presented the Valley City State University Stage I request to offer a master’s degree in education and letters of support. The clarifying campus missions task force did review the request and while the task force concluded this is the type of proposal the board should consider, it did not make any formal recommendations. The board approved the request.
  • Consent agendas
    The following agenda items were among those approved.
  • Approved UND to offer a Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE) and a new degree, Master of Science in Applied Economics (MSAE).
  • Approved North Dakota State University to offer the Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP).
  • Authorized UND to proceed with repairs to the high-voltage electrical distribution grid. Estimated cost: $150,000. Source of funds: facility department plant improvement funds.
  • Authorized UND to proceed with installation of storm water management infrastructure. Estimated cost: $450,000. Source of funding: facility department plant improvement funds.
  • Authorized increased spending for the UND steam plant de-aeration tank. Project cost will be increased by $450,000, making the current estimated cost of the project $750,000. Source of funding: steam plant maintenance funds.
  • Authorized UND to rename the Rural Technology Center the Norm Skalicky Tech Incubator, pending receipt of an additional $1 million gift form Norm Skalicky to the UND Foundation for the support of the Center for Innovation.
  • Authorized UND to acquire real property from the North Dakota State Land Department. Further authorized the University to seek approval from the North Dakota legislature. Cost: $73,480, not including incidental closing and advertising costs. Source of funding: University of North Dakota Fellows Foundation.
  • Approved a fee increase for the School of Law of $250 per semester in 2004-2005, an additional $25 per semester in 2005-2006, and a further $25 per semester increase in 2006-2007. Social work fees were raised to $225 per semester for full-time undergraduate students and $300 per semester for full-time graduate students effective fall 2004 using a phased approach. Fee will be pro-rated for students enrolled part-time.

For full minutes, visit www.ndus.edu and click on State Board of Higher Education. The next meeting is set for Thursday and Friday, Sept. 16 and 17, at Lake Region State College, Devils Lake.

– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, with information from the State Board of Higher Education.


New anti-discrimination posters available

All departments will receive an updated notification for complaints of discrimination or harassment poster in the mail. Please replace the old poster with the new one in a visible location. If there are any questions, please contact the affirmative action office at 777-4171. UND faculty and staff who would like to participate in UND’s Americans with Disabilities (ADA) advisory committee may contact the Affirmative Action Office at 777-4171. The ADA advisory committee meets the third Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The UND community is welcome to attend any and all meetings.

– Phyllis Vold, affirmative action specialist.


Death noted of student Michael Gabrielson

It is with regret that the University reports that Michael Gabrielson of Fargo died Saturday, Aug. 7. He was enrolled at UND for the fall semester 2004 and was enrolled in the School of Engineering and Mines, majoring in chemical engineering.

– Lillian Elsinga, dean of students.


Memorial Union lists operating hours

Memorial Union operating hours for Friday, Aug. 20, through Sunday, Aug. 22, are:

Administrative office: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, closed.

Athletic ticket office: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20-22, closed.

Barber shop: Friday, Aug. 20, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

Computer labs: Friday, Aug. 20, 7:45 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, 1 to 5 p.m.

Craft center: Friday, Aug. 20, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

Credit Union: Friday, Aug. 20, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

Dining Center Terrace: Friday through Sunday, Aug. 20-22, closed; Monday, Aug. 23, dinner begins.

Food Cart (temporary): Friday, Aug. 20, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

Health Promotion office: Friday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

Internet Café and Loading Dock: Friday, Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Lifetime Sports Center: Friday, Aug. 20, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, noon to 9 p.m.

Parking office: Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 21, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, closed.

U Card office: Friday and Saturday, Aug. 20-21, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, closed.
Post Office: Friday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

Stomping Grounds: Friday, Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, noon to 5 p.m.

Student Academic Services: Friday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

U Snack C-Store: Friday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, noon to 5 p.m.

Union services: Friday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, Aug. 21, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, noon to 9 p.m.

University Learning Center: Friday, Aug. 20, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 21-22, closed.

Building hours: Friday, Aug. 20, 7 a.m. to midnight; Saturday, Aug. 21, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, Aug. 22, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.

— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.


Departments should destroy credit card offers

Departments should disregard/destroy any credit card offers from vendors (example: MilesOne Business Platinum Visa). Department personnel are not authorized to enter into any credit card agreements that are not administered by UND.
UND only supports the Visa purchasing card and the UND travel card.

– Allison Peyton, accounting services, and Jerry Clancy, purchasing.


Web server has been upgraded

Reminder: The www.und.edu web server was upgraded May 21. If you haven’t updated your web pages since then, you will need to make some changes to your publishing software (e.g. WS_FTP, DreamWeaver). Instructions are located at: www.und.edu/dept/our/Umanage.

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


Free anti-virus software available

McAfee anti-virus software is available to all students, faculty, and staff free of charge. It is recommended that everyone have anti-virus software installed and perform updates to keep the software current.

McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (version 7.1) is available for Windows XP, 2000 and NT. McAfee Total Defense (version 4.5.1) is available for Windows 95, 98, and ME.

To get more information or download the software, please go to http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/
Please contact the information technology systems and services help desk if you have questions.

– Information technology systems and services, 777-2222, ITSS.Help@mail.und.nodak.edu.


Campus ministry worship schedules listed

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

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

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

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

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


35mm cameras sought

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

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

– Lynda Kenney, technology department.


Campus walking trail maps available

Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to get in shape? Want to become renewed and invigorated when outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.

The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick Tonder, associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.

Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.

Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in America. College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on the trails.

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


Denim Day is last Wednesday of month

It’s the last Wednesday of the month – that means Aug. 25 is Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your button, and go casual. All proceeds go to charity, of course. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.

– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791, for the denim day committee.

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