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
“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
“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.”
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.
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
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
“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.
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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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
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.firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Anthony Reeves, director of choirs.
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.
Short will kick off Betty Engelstad Sioux Center grand opening
A week of activities will commemorate the grand opening
of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center. The newest addition
to the Ralph Engelstad Arena complex is set for completion
Aug. 24. The BESC will open on schedule and on budget to
start the 2004-05 volleyball and basketball seasons.
The official grand opening will commence Tuesday, Aug.
24, with a news conference and ribbon cutting at 2 p.m.,
and will be highlighted at 8 p.m. with the main event, “A
Musical Evening with Martin Short.” The event will
feature Short’s legendary comedy routine, selected
show tunes, and a local celebrity to be interviewed by Jiminy
Friday and Saturday the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center will
host its first sporting event with the UND Northern Extreme
Volleyball Tournament. For a complete tournament schedule
visit www.fightingsioux.com. An open house will take place
on Sunday, Aug. 29, from noon to 4 p.m.
The Betty Engelstad Sioux Center will be the new home of
the UND basketball and volleyball programs and will also
house the women’s soccer program. The Sioux Center
will boast 50,000 square feet with 24,000 square feet of
wood flooring. The state-of-the-art building will have room
for four regulation size basketball courts or five regulation
size volleyball courts at one time and can seat up to 3,300
Comedian Martin Short became a star in the 1980s on the
television comedy shows SCTV and Saturday Night Live, and
is known for his broad, physical comedy and dead-on impersonations.
His movie roles include Three Amigos, Father of the Bride,
Captain Ron, and Jungle 2 Jungle. During the 1990s he returned
to television in short-lived series and guest appearance
and appeared in occasional comedy roles in the movies (including
1996’s Mars Attacks and 1991’s Mumford). He
also received a Tony Award in 1999 for the musical Little
Me. Also in 1999 he occasionally appeared in his talk show
wearing heavy makeup as Jiminy Glick, a Hollywood reporter
who is at turns obsequious and dismissive during celebrity
interviews. Short then developed the character for Comedy
Central’s series Primetime Glick, which debuted in
Tickets for “A Musical Evening with Martin Short”
go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office Monday,
Aug. 9, at 10 a.m. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster
at 772-5151, or online at www.theralph.com. All seating
is reserved at $39 per ticket. Show time is 8 p.m.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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
Gus Macker free throw contest for a chance to win free
registration for your team to play.
Reba McEntire will perform a concert Sunday, Sept. 26.
Show time is 7 p.m. Tickets are on sale now.
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
— Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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.
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 email@example.com
to register by Aug. 13.
– Malia Young, Apartment Community Center.
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
For more information or to register, contact the North
Dakota Water Education Foundation, (701) 223-8332, (fax)
(701) 223-4645, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for North Dakota Water Education
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
– Capt. Nichole Fritel, Air Force ROTC.
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
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 email@example.com.
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,
— Nicole Darenne, North Valley Arts Council.
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
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.
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
– Wanda Sporbert, director, business office.
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
Please join us.
– Indian Studies.
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra will hold auditions
for its 2004-2005 season on Monday evening, Sept. 13, from
6 to 10 p.m. at the Hughes Fine Arts Center. All orchestral
musicians may audition; there are openings for violin, viola,
cello, bass, oboe, horn, trumpet, keyboard and percussion.
Other instruments may audition for call list. Please call
777-3359 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment.
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony is a 96-year-old regional
orchestra performing a five-concert series during the 2004-2005
season and serving communities within a 75-mile radius of
Grand Forks. The orchestra pays a modest service fee; out-of-town
musicians are reimbursed mileage.
Further information may be found at www.grandforkssymphony.net.
— Jennifer Tarlin, executive director, Greater Grand
Forks Symphony Orchestra.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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
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 email@example.com. 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
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
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
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
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
- Authorized UND to proceed with installation of storm
water management infrastructure. Estimated cost: $450,000.
Source of funding: facility department plant improvement
- 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
- 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,
– Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter, with information
from the State Board of Higher Education.
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.
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,
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
— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.
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
– Allison Peyton, accounting services, and Jerry
Web server has
Reminder: The www.und.edu web server was upgraded May 21.
If you haven’t updated your web pages since then,
you will need to make some changes to your publishing software
(e.g. WS_FTP, DreamWeaver). Instructions are located at:
— Doris Bornhoeft,information technology systems
and services, and Jan Orvik, University relations.
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,
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.
The technology department needs 35mm cameras in good operating
condition for student use. If you or your department has
an older camera that you no longer use, please consider
Cameras may be delivered to our main office in 135 Starcher
Hall or sent to Box 7118. If you have any questions, please
feel free to call 777-2197 or e-mail Lynda_Kenney@und.nodak.edu.
– Lynda Kenney, technology department.
trail maps available
Enjoy walking? Feel stressed and need a break? Want to
get in shape? Want to become renewed and invigorated when
outside? Check out the new walking trails on campus.
The physical wellness subcommittee, along with Rick Tonder,
associate director of facilities, has created 14 walking/running
trails for the UND campus. The trails, approximately one
mile in length, cover most regions of campus and can be
interconnected for a 5-10 mile walk. Three of the trails
are indoor routes for year-round use. The School of Medicine
loop even includes stair climbing to increase the workout.
Maps are available at the Wellness Center and Memorial
Union and online through the UND home page at www.und.nodak.edu
and the Wellness Center home page at http://wellness.und.edu/wellness.
Obesity and poor fitness are health crises in America.
College campuses are not immune. Let’s lower the risk
at UND. Get active, get fit, and get healthy. See you on
– Matt Remfert, co-chair, physical wellness subcommittee.
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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