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ISSUE: Volume 42, Number 1: August 27, 2004
Welcome back for the new school year
Please return harassment training form
President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Oct. 13
UND posts record first-day enrollment
Roundtable overview available online
Season schedule listed for Museum of Art
Federal official to discuss Medicare in dean's hour talk
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 13-23
Air Force ROTC will hold open house
North Dakota-made movie premieres Aug. 27
Events planned at Soaring Eagle Prairie
Hockey book signing set for Aug. 28
Graduate committee agenda listed
Bush Artist Fellows program sets informational meetings
Space studies will host star parties
University Senate meets Sept. 2
Speaker will discuss Russian space development
Alcohol, Substance Abuse Summit set for Sept. 8, 9
Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos
ND EPSCoR state conference held in Grand Forks
Symphony holds auditions
Reba McEntire to play at the Ralph
Suggestions sought for Mary Wiper Day
Lotus Center lists events
Andre Agassi, Andy Roddick will give tennis exhibition at Engelstad Arena
Martin Short rescheduled at REA
Participation sought in Arts and Humanities Summit
Museum will host Lewis & Clark exhibition
Applications accepted for higher ed leadership seminar
Scholarly activities requests due Sept. 15
Holiday hours listed for libraries and Memorial Union
Essay contest offers trip to Norway
U community invited to take part in speakers bureau
Business office will move to Hyslop for fee payment
Counseling center lists new hours
Current ID card still valid
Free self-care station available in Union
Free anti-virus software available
Web server has been upgraded
Web standards approved
Post your events on the UND calendar
Campus ministry worship schedules listed
Three solo shows lead off new season at Museum
Toddler language circle available
35mm cameras sought
Students are back and so are Sundays at Barnes & Noble
University Bookstore extends thanks
World Junior single game tickets, parking passes available
Vending machine suppliers are changing
Campus walking trail maps available

Welcome back for the new school year

The new school year has begun and the relative quiet of the summer has given way to the deliciously chaotic beginning of the fall semester. I trust that all of you had a good summer. Many of you, I know, spent the summer right here on campus, finishing out the school year that ended in May and preparing for this coming year, and indeed those to follow that. Others, I know, have been off refreshing themselves intellectually, working on various research projects, study abroad, teaching abroad, and the like.

Adele and I were able to visit Norway to explore possible additional opportunities for international exchange programs, and we managed to spend a delightful week in Tuscany with our entire family – three kids, their spouses, and five grandchildren. The Chianti and the pasta were wonderful, as expected, but the opportunity this provided me to get refreshed and to see the world from another perspective was alone worth the trip.

I hope that all of you are sufficiently reinvigorated to allow you to pursue this school year full of excitement and enthusiasm. I hope to get around to visiting all of the units this year as we put finishing touches on our new strategic plan. I want to wish you the best as you begin this new school year. I hope this fall semester is your best ever.

Charles E. Kupchella


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.


President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Oct. 13

President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State of the University” address at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 13, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.


UND posts record first-day enrollment

The University has posted a record first-day enrollment of 12,494, according to Nancy Krogh, registrar. The final enrollment snapshot will be taken after the third week of class in accordance with North Dakota University System policy. UND’s student tally historically grows by several hundred after classes begin.

The 12,494 number tops last year’s first-day count of 12,486, and eclipses the 2002 first-day tally of 11,887 by more than 600 students.

Helping to lead the growth is UND’s second-largest new freshmen class of 2,142. Those students build on four years of large freshmen classes, including last year’s high-water mark of 2,185. Other beginning freshmen enrollments: 1,967 in 2002; 1,920 in 2001; and 1,847 in 2000.

That trend bodes well for overall enrollment numbers at UND for the next few years, said President Charles Kupchella.
At 1,644, the graduate school opening-day number looks particularly good, said Kupchella, who praised Graduate Dean Joey Benoit, his staff and graduate faculty for helping the University achieve its strategic plan goal for increasing the number of graduate students. Kupchella cited the addition of doctoral programs and the increase of doctoral students, up 89. Graduate school first-day numbers for the past few years: 1,640 (2003), 1,474 (2002), 1,337 (2001), 1,251 (2000), 1,178 (1999) and 1,121 (1998).

UND continues to get more than its fair share of Minnesota students. The number is 3,407, up 168 from last year’s 3,239.

Among academic divisions, the College of Business and Public Administration is seeing the largest percentage growth at 8.8 percent (up 138 students for a college first-day enrollment of 1,701). UND’s largest college, Arts and Sciences, is up 112 students (4 percent) to 2,889.

“We continue to be very pleased with the University’s enrollment growth, which is in keeping with our strategic plan,” said Kupchella. “We also continue to be happy about the balanced growth. We continue to attract growing numbers of students from around the country and the globe. It is clear that people continue to think of the University of North Dakota as an outstanding institution of higher learning.”

Also looking good is UND’s retention, showing increases at the sophomore (2,770, up from 2,742), junior (2,064, up from 2,015) and senior (3,008, up from 2,943) levels.


Roundtable overview available online

An overview of the June 15 meeting of the Roundtable on Higher Education can be found at http://www.ndus.nodak.edu/reports/details.asp?id=766. The Roundtable is composed of legislators, private sector representatives, officials in higher education, K-12 education, and labor. Its goal is to create a university system that meets the rapidly changing needs and opportunities of students and the state.

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Season schedule listed for Museum of Art

The schedule for the North Dakota Museum of Art follows.

  • Now to Sept. 26 – Jen Wright Champlin. A former Grand Forks artist, Champlin is creating a series of fiber collages plus steer head sculptures and one life-size buffalo sculpture to be installed in the mezzanine gallery. Also, an exhibition of prints by David Hockney, recent gifts to the North Dakota Museum of Art.
  • Now to Oct. 24 – Linda Welker. Welker is creating a new body of work for her first solo exhibition in North Dakota. This Portland, Ore., artist is known for contemplative, sensitive installations in cloth and stone, clothed in the colors of gray, white and indigo, that become places of meditation.
  • Sept. 26, 2 p.m. – Museum concert series – Dejan Lazic. This pianist has received awards and honors since age 10. At 13, Lazic made his first of many recordings, and has since become a successful composer. His past orchestral performances include St. Petersburg Hermitage Orchestra, Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Munich Chamber Orchestra. He has also performed at the Lisbon, Prague, and Kuhmo Festivals.
  • Oct. 3-30 – Autumn art auction exhibition. An exhibition of 35 original works will be auctioned Oct. 30. Regional, national, and international artists working in a wide range of media will be represented in the auction.
  • Oct. 24, 2 p.m. – Museum concert series – Borromeo String Quartet. Their 90-concert season includes such venues as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, and the Library of Congress. The Quartet achieved immediate success after their formation in 1989 and has won honors and awards from around the world. Borromeo has also gained popularity among NPR listeners as the ensemble-in-residence for National Public Radio’s “Performance Today.”
  • Oct. 30, 6:30 p.m. – Autumn art auction, an annual gala live auction of collectible art held at the North Dakota Museum of Art, beginning at 6:30 p.m. with live music, hor d’oeuvres and wine. The auction of approximately 35 original works of art begins at 8 p.m. The event is open to the public.
  • Nov. 14 to Jan. 9, 2005 – Lewis and Clark: Rivers, Edens and Empires. Major historical exhibit organized by the Library of Congress. With rare maps, objects, and historical documents, the show explores a century of western exploration that features the search for navigable rivers. While centered upon the Lewis and Clark expedition, it also includes others led by Zebulon Pike, Stephen Long, Charles Wilkes, and John Fremont.
  • Nov. 14 to Jan. 9, 2005 – Scott Peterman: Retreat. Peterman’s photographic exhibition offers up rare moments of perfection, void of visual clutter. These careful images of ice fishing shanties become, through the artist’s lens, sanctuaries for our minds to dream, remember, and reflect.
  • Jan. 26 – Feb. 13, 2005 – Regional student exhibition. This exhibition was judged by Karen Wirth from the Minnesota College of Art and Design in Minneapolis, and includes work by students from the University of North Dakota, North Dakota State University, Minnesota State university at Moorhead, Bemidji and Concordia College.
  • Jan. 29, 2005, 5:30 p.m. – Benefit dinner and silent auction. This event provides an excellent opportunity to purchase quality contemporary art at reasonable prices. Throughout the evening dinner guests bid on the auction pieces with “Walking Easels,” volunteers who carry the art among the dinner tables.
  • Feb. 13, 2005, 2 p.m. – Museum concert series – David Guerrier. David Guerrier has distinguished himself as one of the world’s foremost trumpeters. He was awarded first prize at the Munich international music competition of the ARD, the first trumpeter in 40 years to win such honors. His latest awards include first prize in the 2000 Maurice Andre international trumpet competition in Paris and first prize in the international trumpet guild competition in New York.
  • Feb. 20 to March 20, 2005 – Juan Manuel Echavarria. The museum will mount the first comprehensive solo museum exhibition in the United States by this important contemporary Colombian artist. He spent 20 years as a novelist before turning to conceptual photography and video in 1997 to confront the violence that rules his country. The artist works in series, always creating art rather than documentaries. The exhibition, accompanied by a bilingual catalog, will include work from the past seven years, since he evolved into a mature visual artist. Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation.
  • March 6, 2005, 2 p.m. – Museum concert series – Tapestry. The vocal ensemble Tapestry specializes in medieval and contemporary vocal music. The “haunting vibrations” created by the trio are emotionally charged and rich. Critics, unable to find a chink in the armor of the trio, praise Tapestry as polished and impeccable. Appearances include Jubilee Festivities for the Millenium in Rome and the Flanders Festival of Gent and Brussels.
  • March 29 to June 5, 2005 – The Disappeared. Museum director Laurel Reuter will curator an exhibition of contemporary artists from Latin America who are making art about The Disappeared. All of these artists have lived through the horrors of the military dictatorships that rocked their countries in the mid-decades of the 20th century. Some worked in the resistance; some had parents or siblings who were disappeared; others were forced into exile. Among the artists in the exhibition (and their home country) are: Ana Tisconrnia, Uruquay; Daniel Ontiveros, and 12 other artists from Argentina who completed the photographic installation now owned by the Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo: Juan Manuel Echavarria, Colombia; Graciela Sacco, Argentina; Luis Camnitzer, Uruquay; Luis Gonzales Palma, Guatemala; Marcelo Brodsky, Argentina; Nicolas Guagnini, Argentina; Oscar Munos, Colombia; and Sara Maneiro, Venezuela. Funded by the Andy Warhol Foundation. With catalog.
  • April 17, 2005, 2 p.m. – Museum concert series – Catrin Finch. She holds the prestigious of honor of Royal Harpist to the Prince of Wales, a post the Prince revived after hearing Catrin Finch play at his 50th birthday party. She has also received a special double harp concerto commission from the Prince, which was premiered with the BBC National Orchestra of Wales. Finch won the 2000 Young Concert Artists International Auditions and the Princeton University Concerts Prize.
  • June 14 to Aug. 1, 2005 – Jon Solinger: Shelterbelts. Photographer Jon Solinger of Fargo has been working for several years photographing the changing visual landscape of the Red River Valley as small farms disappear and 100-year-old tree claims (aka shelterbelts) are unearthed and burned to make way for the massive machinery of commercial agriculture. Poets and essayists are being commissioned to write for the shelterbelt book that will accompany the exhibition. The exhibition is the second in the museum’s series of commissioned projects about the Emptying Out of the Plains.

Kathryn Lipke: The Changing Landscape (documentary film premiere). Kathryn Lipke, an artist and a documentary filmmaker from Montreal who grew up in North Dakota, is making a half-hour documentary about shelterbelts, combining their history with the sense of human loss as the trees, and the way of life they represent, are ripped from the landscape. Film preview in conjunction with opening of Solinger’s exhibition.
Katie McCleery. A solo exhibition of sculpture in clay by North Dakota artist.

The museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum shop is open during museum hours. The museum café is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Whereas the museum does not charge an admission fee, the suggested donation is $3 from adults and change from children.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


Federal official to discuss Medicare in dean’s hour talk

The chief medical officer for the Denver region of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) will give the dean’s hour lecture. Mark Levine will present “The Medicare Program Today: Challenges and Opportunities,” which is free and open to the public, at noon Thursday, Aug. 26, in the Reed T. Keller Auditorium at the medical school’s Wold Center, 501 N. Columbia Road.

Levine, who will be accompanied by Lyla Nichols from the Medicare policy group, will spend the rest of the day visiting with faculty and staff of the medical school, including Dean H. David Wilson and Center for Rural Health Director Mary Wakefield and her staff.

The CMS administers the Medicare program and works in partnership with the states to administer Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and health insurance portability standards. CMS is responsible for the administrative simplification standards from the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and quality standards in health care facilities through its survey and certification activity.

The CMS Denver regional office administers Medicare, Medicaid and SCHIP in six states: Colorado, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Utah and Wyoming.

Levine, who became chief medical officer at the CMS Denver Region in June 2003, serves as a clinical resource for both CMS staff in the Denver Regional Office and the provider community in the region.

Levine is associate clinical professor of medicine and preventive medicine/biometrics at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He co-founded the Colorado Patient Safety Coalition, for which he served as president for several years and now serves as a member of its board of directors.

Levine has practiced internal medicine in Colorado for many years and is experienced in solo, small-group and large-group practice. He received his undergraduate degree from Rutgers University and his medical degree from Temple University. He took postgraduate training at Temple University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University of Colorado. He is board-certified in internal medicine and a fellow in the American College of Physicians.

This presentation will be broadcast via Interactive Video Network (IVN) to the medical school campus offices in Bismarck, Fargo and Minot, and to Internet Protocol (IP) sites throughout the state. It may also be viewed via the Internet. For broadcast information, contact Don Larson at 777-2329 or dlarson@medicine.nodak.edu.

The dean’s hour lecture series is a forum for the discussion of health care, medicine, research, education and related issues of the day.

For more information, please contact the office of the dean, 777-2514.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


U2 workshops listed for Sept. 13-23

Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 13 through Sept. 23. 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.

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.

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.
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.

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 N.D. state risk management program with work force safety (workers compensation). It is important for employees to have a clear understanding of these policies in case 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.

Fire Safety and Prevention, What You Need to Know: Sept. 20, 10 a.m. to noon, 128 Ryan Hall. This course will cover issues related to fire and life safety. Fires are emergencies that can be devastating to individuals at both the workplace, and at home. In addition to learning about basic fire safety principles, participants will receive instruction and hands-on experience in the use of portable fire extinguishers. Presenters: Mike Powers and Jason Uhlir.

Records Disposal Procedures: Sept. 21, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. During this workshop you will learn more about the process for destroying or transferring records that have passed their retention time limits. We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s necessary to document, and you will take part in a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you think, and now’s the time to do it! Presenter: Chris Austin, records manager.

Employee and Non-Employee Travel Policies and Procedures, and Food Purchase: Sept. 22, 9 to 11 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Brush up on the procedures to follow for employee ticket authorizations, direct billing of airline tickets and employee travel expense vouchers, as well as on the travel procedures to follow for non-employees, students and nonresident aliens. Also review food purchases. Presenters: Lisa Heher, Bonnie Nerby, and Allison Peyton.

The Art of Having Difficult Conversations: Sept. 23, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. Fee: $20 (includes materials and refreshments). This workshop will help you to identify the barriers to having difficult conversations and what works and wanes. Participants will learn to identify whether or not a conversations is necessary, what timing works best and new skills for beginning - middle - ending difficult conversations. Presenters: Dan Bjerknes and Kristine Paranica.

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


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.


Events planned at Soaring Eagle Prairie

Two events are upcoming at Soaring Eagle Prairie. On Saturday, Aug. 28, from 9 to 10 a.m., volunteers will tend the garden. The new addition with its open soils has provided a welcoming space for weeds which need elimination. We use no chemicals, just old fashioned “elbow grease.” Dress for light garden work. Although tools are provided, seasoned gardeners can bring favorites. No experience is necessary, just a desire to tend the garden and to learn about prairie.
On Monday, Aug. 30, at noon, we will have a gathering at the garden with Glinda and Richard Crawford telling its story and answering questions. Feel free to bring your lunch and questions. This particular informal program is at the request of many who desire to learn more about Soaring Eagle Prairie and what is blooming there. Feel free to share this announcement with anyone interested.

In the event of rain, events will be postponed until a later time.

– Glinda Crawford, sociology, 777-3750.


Hockey book signing set for Aug. 28

The University Bookstore will feature a book signing for 75 Years of Fighting Sioux Hockey History Saturday, Aug. 28, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with UND Fighting Sioux hockey alumni Zach Parise, Jay Panzer, Jeff Panzer, and Karl Goehring.

– University Bookstore.


Graduate committee agenda listed

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Aug. 30, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:

1. Application to offer an undergraduate course for graduate credit: Physics 402, Computers in Physics.

2. Application to offer an undergraduate course for graduate credit: Geology 340, Digital Mapping Methods.

3. Request for a new course in teaching and learning: T&L 585, Scholarly Writing.

4. Request for changes to biochemistry and molecular biology:

a. Request for a new course: BMB 533, Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. BMB 533 will be a 1-credit course. There will be two to three sections offered each spring semester and each section will cover a different topic.

b. Request to delete BMB 531, Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I; and BMB 532, Advanced Biochemistry and Molecular Biology II.

c. Request for change in program requirements for the Doctor of Medicine/Philosophy (M.D./Ph.D.) program. Request to replace requirement of BMB 531 and BMB 532 with 6 credits of BMB 533. (see items 3.a and 3.b.)

d. Request for program requirement change for the Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (same as 3.c.)

e. Request for program requirement change for the Master of Science in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. (same as


Consent agenda items:

1. Course changes for physician assistant program including:
a. Request for course deletion of PA 530, Methodological Approaches to Health Promotion Disease Prevention III.
b. Change in grading from S/U to graded for PA 588, Third World Preceptorship; PA 589, Readings in PA Studies; and PA 599, Special Topics in Physician Assistant Studies.

2. Request for change in program requirements for microbiology and immunology. Primarily they are allowing students to choose from a select group of courses rather than require all of the courses since they have added a special topics course.

3. Request for change in course description for Psychology 451/551.

4. Matters arising.

— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.


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 program, the information meetings or to request an application, please contact Kathi Polley, program assistant, at the Bush Foundation, 651-227-5222, 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.


University Senate meets Sept. 2

The University Senate will meet Thursday, Sept. 2, at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.

1. Announcements.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting (May 6, 2004) and business arising from the minutes. These minutes may be viewed at http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/registrar/senate/senindex.
3. Question period.

4. No items submitted.

5. Slate of nominees for senate officers. Al Fivizzani, committee on committees.
6. Election of a senate chairperson. Al Fivizzani, committee on committees.
7. Election of a senate vice chairperson. Al Fivizzani, committee on committees.
8. Election of a faculty representative to a two-year term on the senate executive committee. Al Fivizzani, committee on committees.
9. Election of two Senate faculty members to a two-year term each on the committee on committees. Al Fivizzani, committee on committees.
10. Election of a student representative to the senate executive committee. Al Fivizzani, committee on committees.
11. Senate orientation.
12. Candidates for degrees in August 2004. Nancy Krogh, University registrar.
13. Request to change the membership of the senate intellectual property committee. Richard Schultz, chair, senate intellectual property committee.
14. Senate executive committee courtesy senate appointments. Martha Potvin, senate executive committee.

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


Speaker will discuss Russian space development

Jay Barton, a space studies graduate student, spent two weeks in Russia and attended a conference on “Space Development: Theory and Practice.” He then visited Russian spacecraft facilities and met with various Russian space officials. He will discuss his experiences in Russia in an informal presentation (with lots of images) on Friday, Sept. 3, at 3 p.m. in the Reading Room of the Department of Space Studies. All are welcome. For additional information contact me.

– Suezette Rene Bieri (space studies), 777-4856.


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

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

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

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

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

“North Dakota Commission on Drug and Alcohol Abuse,” by Wayne Stenehjem, North Dakota attorney general;
“A Local Approach to a National Problem,” by a representative from the Office of National Drug Control Policy.
A complete schedule is available at www.conted.und.edu/summit. Session topics include peer pressure, binge drinking, prescription drug abuse and more.

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

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

Registration fees are: pre-conference clinical supervision workshop (Sept. 7), $25; two-day summit, $99; Wednesday, Sept. 8, only, $69; Thursday, Sept. 9, only, $59; full-time undergraduate student (two-day summit), $49.
Registration forms are available online at www.conted.und.edu/summit. UND ID billings are accepted.
For more information, contact the office of conference services at 866-579-2663 (toll free), or 777-2663, or e-mail conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu.

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


Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos

The Indian Studies department is sponsoring Markus Lindner, who will present “Family, Politics and Show Business – The Photographs of Sitting Bull,” 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in 116 Merrifield Hall. Lindner, a doctoral student in cultural anthropology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, works freelance at the Museum der Weltkulteren, Frankfurt, Germany. He received his M.A. in 2000 with a thesis on pictorial representations of Sitting Bull, on which his lecture is based. He is now working on his doctoral thesis about tourism on the Standing Rock Reservation.
The Hunkpapa Lakota generally known as Sitting Bull (1831-1890) is one of the most 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.


ND EPSCoR state conference held in Grand Forks

The 2004 North Dakota EPSCoR (Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research) state conference is set for Friday, Sept. 10, at the Ramada Inn from 7:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Register online at www.ndepscor.nodak.edu by Wednesday, Sept. 1. The theme is “Leveraging Resources - Targeting Initiatives.”

Strategic sessions will focus on centers development initiatives, technology transfer - SBIR outreach and technology, technology transfer - intellectual property, and Red River Valley Research Corridor opportunities.

Speakers include Sen. Byron Dorgan (invited); Rand Haley, director, NSF EPSCoR Centers Development Initiative (CDI); Ray Friesenhahn, SBIR outreach and technology manager, Montana State University TechLink; Jim Petell, director, technology transfer office, UND; Dale Zetocha, executive director, NDSU Research Foundation, and director of technology transfer; Delore Zimmerman, coordinator, Red River Valley Research Corridor; Peter Alfonso, vice president for research, UND; and Phil Boudjouk, vice president for research, creative activities and technology transfer, NDSU.

The ND EPSCoR web site will be updated as program agenda/registration and details develop.
Conference questions may be directed to Richard R. Schultz at 777-2492 or Richard.Schultz@mail.und.nodak.edu.

— Richard Schultz, ND EPSCoR.


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.

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

— Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra.


Reba McEntire to play at the Ralph

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

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

“Somebody” became her 22nd No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Singles chart. With this chart top, she broke the record for longest span of No. 1 hits by a female country performer. Her string of No. 1 hits stretch from Oct. 2, 1982, when “I Can’t Even Get the Blues” went No. 1 to “Somebody” on July 26, 2004. Recently McEntire has been receiving great reviews for her starring role in the hit Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun and launching her successful new WB Network sitcom, Reba. Now, for the first time in two years, she will be touring.

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

— Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Suggestions sought for Mary Wiper Day

The sudden death of former student Mary Wiper (BA’99), who was struck by lightning while working for the Sierra Club on Aug. 1, shocked and saddened many in the community, on campus and off. We would like to commemorate the many ways she affected us with her warm spirit, her commitment to social change, and her deep love for the world around us.

We’ve been thinking of taking Wednesday, Oct. 6, as a time to come together to celebrate her life and achievements. Some activities that have been suggested for Mary Wiper Day are dedication of a bench in her name at the Soaring Eagle Prairie, a community supper at the International Centre where everyone who wishes may speak of who she was to them, an activity in her honor such as walking to work that day instead of driving. As the three of us have been talking, we’ve discovered more and more people who knew her well: her many teachers, folks she worked with at the Food Coop and the Art Museum, people she sang with in Allegra, and more.

It’s the “and more” that we’d like to hear from. If you’d like to be part of the celebration of Mary’s life, please contact one or all of us. – Jeanne Anderegg (campus activities), 777-3302, or Honors, box 7187; Glinda Crawford (community activities), 777-3750, or Sociology, box 7136; Sandy Donaldson (donations for the stone bench), 777-4461, or English, box 7209.


Lotus Center lists events

Following is the schedule of events for the Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave.

Insight Meditation

Insight meditation (also called Vipassana) cultivates both concentration and relaxation. It is a practice that helps free the mind from distortions and offers the possibility of living each moment fully with compassion and freedom. The practice of insight meditation requires no belief commitments. Classes are free of charge and open to all.

Monday evenings:

  • 6 to 7 p.m., Beginning Meditation (Oct. 11 to Nov. 8), five-week course in the basics of insight meditation. Classes are taught by Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center director and clinical psychologist, and Patrick Anderson, a former Buddhist monk in the Thai Theravada Forest Tradition.
  • 7 to 8:15 p.m., sitting group (ongoing), 30 minute silent meditation sitting followed by discussions and periodic book studies. Classes are facilitated by Tamar Read, Lotus Meditation Center founder and benefactor, Lora Sloan, and Patrick Anderson.

Insight meditation retreat: Oct. 1-3 (non-residential). This retreat will be held Friday evening through Sunday afternoon. The teacher is Ginny Morgan. Registration is required and a fee will be charged. Scholarships are available.

Sunday special events:

  • Intro to meditation: Sept. 12 and Sept. 19, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Participate in a series of exercises that demonstrate basic concepts and benefits of meditation. Tea and discussion to follow.
  • Dhamma talks with Patrick Anderson: Oct. 24 and Nov. 21, from 3 to 4 p.m. Tea and discussion from 4 to 5 p.m.
  • Loving kindness (metta) meditation class: Oct. 17 and Nov. 14, from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Learn how to cultivate loving kindness for yourself and others. Beginners and experienced students
  • sMusic for meditation: selected compositions performed by UND faculty member and Greater Grand Forks Symphony Concert Master Eric Lawson, violin. Free of charge and open to all. Date and time to be announced.

For more information about the events above, contact Lora Sloan at 787-8839, e-mail lorasloan@gra.midco.net, or Patrick Anderson at (218) 779-9997, e-mail pat@curtanderson.com.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Tickets for the Agassi vs. Roddick match go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office Saturday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m. Tickets are also available through all Ticketmaster outlets, by calling 772-5151, or online at www.theralph.com. Ticket prices are $24, $34, $44, $66. For more information and seating charts visit www.theralph.com.

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Martin Short rescheduled at REA

Ralph Engelstad Arena announces that entertainer Martin Short, who was unable to perform at the grand opening celebration of the Betty Engelstad Sioux Center, has rescheduled for Friday, Oct. 15. He will headline the 2004 UND Homecoming Week. Purchased tickets will be valid for the October performance. Refunds are available at the original point of purchase.

– 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, (701) 858-3180; fax, (701) 858-3894; or e-mail, 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. “Future generations would,” so the president told his friend, “fill up the canvas we begin.”

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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Applications accepted for higher ed leadership seminar

Applications are now being accepted for the 2004-05 Issues in Higher Education Leadership Seminar. Sponsored by the president and PAC-W (President's Advisory Council on Women), this program is designed for faculty and staff interested in gaining a broader view of leadership in higher education. Six individuals will be selected to participate. The program is open to both men and women, though special emphasis is placed on the importance of developing women for professional leadership roles within the University. The program runs from October 2004 to May 2005 and includes participation in a monthly seminar, attendance at one national higher education conference with an upper-level UND administrator, and one meeting of the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education. Participants will also be expected to organize a campus forum on a higher education topic of their choosing. Each participant will receive a $250 stipend plus travel and conference expenses. Applications are available from victoria.beard@mail.und.nodak.edu and are due back by Friday, Sept. 24.

– Victoria Beard, associate provost.


Scholarly activities requests due Sept. 15

Wednesday, Sept. 15, is the first deadline for submission of applications to the senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC). The committee will consider requests from faculty members to support travel associated with the presentation of scholarly papers. Travel requests will be considered only for travel to be completed between Sept. 16, 2004, and Jan. 18, 2005. No other applications will be considered at that time. The committee will not provide funds for travel already completed. However, awards can be made contingent on receipt of a letter of acceptance from the meeting at which a paper is to be presented or a program listing the applicant among the presenters. Therefore, if you will be traveling during the specified dates but do not yet have a letter of acceptance, please do submit your application at this time. If an award is made, an account will be set up for you after you submit proper evidence of acceptance for presentation.

The second deadline for applications is Friday, Oct. 15. Only research/creative activity or publication applications will be examined; no other applications will be considered.

The third deadline for applications is Tuesday, Jan. 18, 2005. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between Jan. 19, 2005, and May 2, 2005 . No other applications will be considered.

The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2005. Research/creative activity and publication grant applications as well as applications for new faculty scholar awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered.

Monday, May 2, 2005, is the final deadline for submission of travel grant applications. This deadline is for travel occurring between May 3, 2005, and September 15, 2005. No other applications will be considered.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests.

The proposal should be written with a multidisciplinary readership in mind. Avoid technical jargon and undefined abbreviations. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC (or FRCAC) award granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500. The committee receives requests for funding that far exceed funds available for awards; therefore, please prepare your application carefully.

Application forms are available at ORPD, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s home page (www.und.edu under “Research”). A properly signed original and 11 copies of the application must be submitted to ORPD prior to or on the published deadline. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the committee. Please feel free to contact any of the current SSAC members for information or guidance when preparing your application. Their names, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses are available on ORPD’s home page or by calling ORPD at 777-4278.

– Glenda Lindseth (nursing), chair, senate scholarly activities committee.


Holiday hours listed

Labor Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Sept. 6, will be observed as Labor Day by faculty and staff members of the University. Only those employees designated by their department heads will be required to work on this holiday.

– Martha Potvin, interim vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human resources.

Chester Fritz Library:
Chester Fritz Library hours of operation for the Labor Day holiday weekend are: Saturday, Sept. 4, closed; Sunday, Sept. 5, closed; Monday, Sept. 6 (Labor Day), 1 p.m. to midnight.

– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

Law library:
Labor Day hours for Thormodsgard Law Library are Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 4 and 5, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 6, 1 to 5 p.m. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 7.

– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

Memorial Union:
Operating hours for the Memorial Union Thursday, Aug. 26, through Thursday, Sept. 2, are as follows:
Administrative office: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Athletic ticket office: Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Barber shop: Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Computer labs: Thursday, 7:45 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., Friday, 7:45 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10:45 p.m.
Craft center: Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Credit union: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Dining center Terrace: Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Food carts (temporary): Thursday and Friday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Health promotion office: Thursday, 8 a.m. to 4:40 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Internet Café and Loading Dock: Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Lifetime Sports Center: Thursday and Friday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.
Parking office: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
U card office: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Post office: Thursday and Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Stomping Grounds: Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 10 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 8 p.m.
Student academic services: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
U Snack C-Store: Thursday and Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 6 p.m.
Union services: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
University learning center: Thursday and Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
Building hours: Thursday and Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 11 p.m.

— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

Memorial Union Labor Day hours:
The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday, Sept. 4, through Monday, Sept. 6, for the Labor Day holiday. Hours for Friday, Sept. 3, follow.
Administrative office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Athletic ticket office: 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Barber shop: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Computer labs: 7:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m.
Craft center: noon to 5 p.m.
Credit union: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Dining center – Terrace: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Food carts (temporary): 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Health promotion office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Internet lounge and pub area: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Lifetime sports center: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Parking office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U card office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Post office: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Stomping Grounds: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Student academic services: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
U Snack C-Store: 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Union services: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
University learning center: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Building hours: 7 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.


Essay contest offers trip to Norway

To mark Norway’s upcoming centennial, the Norwegian Researchers and Teachers Association of North America (NORTANA) announces an essay contest for college and university students in North America. The winner will receive a round trip ticket to Oslo for August 2005 as well as two nights in Oslo compliments of NORLA (Norwegian Literature Abroad, Fiction and Non-fiction). All essays written by undergraduate students will be considered. Submitted essays should address significant ways in which Norway or a Norwegian has had an international impact since 1905. Secondary sources must be acknowledged.

Essays should be approximately 1,500 words long, written in English. To be considered, essays need to be received by Dec. 1, 2004. Send completed essays to Ingrid Urberg at urbei@augustana.ca. In order to be evaluated fairly, no indication of the writer’s identity should be included in the essay. A code will be assigned to each essay, so the judges will not know whose essays they are reading. Essays will be judged on clarity, originality, and insights provided.
The judges for the contest will be four members of NORTANA and a representative from Norway.

First prize: Round trip ticket to Oslo for August 2005 as well as two nights accommodation in Oslo, compliments of NORLA.

Second and third prizes: A Norwegian book donated by NORTANA. There will be an awards ceremony in Oslo in August 2005. Representatives of NORTANA, NORLA and UD (the Norwegian Foreign Ministry) will be present.
The winning essay will be published in the Spring 2005 issue of the NORTANA Newsletter.

– Shelle Michaels, Norwegian Initiative.


U community invited to take part in speakers bureau

Are outreach and education on health and wellness topics part of your mission? Faculty, staff, departments, and organizations are invited to participate in the UND health and wellness speakers bureau, which is being organized on behalf of Healthy UND by the wellness center and the student health promotion office. The project’s main goal is to connect campus organizations that are interested in having presentations on health and wellness topics with knowledgeable individuals and organizations who are willing to share their expertise.

As the first step in the process, a speaker database will be compiled to provide groups with easier access to presentations on all aspects of the seven dimensions of wellness: spiritual, psychological, social, intellectual, physical, vocational, and environmental wellness. You are invited to fill out the speakers bureau application form, which is available through the student health promotion office in the Memorial Union.  Stop by, call 777-2097 or e-mail to request a copy of the application or obtain additional information.

After the database is completed, the information will be forwarded to participants to confirm information and identify potential co-speakers/panelists. In October, we will begin sharing this information with those requesting health and wellness presentations. Those making requests will be encouraged to contact you directly. If you are contacted, you can then determine if you have time to fulfill a particular request and if so, directly schedule the presentation at a mutually agreed upon time with the requesting group’s contact person. Based on the information provided, you may also choose to invite any other speakers whose topics correlate with yours to co-present. 

We hope to assist campus organizations and individuals in marketing their availability to conduct presentations, thus enhancing our collective ability to reach the campus community with health and wellness messages. However, you will still control your level of involvement in responding to individual requests.

– Student health promotion office.


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.


Counseling center lists new hours

The University Counseling Center has new hours to better serve students. We are open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday. On Friday we’re open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Besides individual counseling to assist in dealing with the stresses of college life, we also provide a number of other services including couples counseling, career exploration and counseling, national and local testing (including CLEP and SPEAK), eating issues and body image specialization, depression and suicide specialization, group counseling (openings in the following areas – men’s issues, mood concerns, couples’ growth, non-traditional student support, career exploration, disabilities support), and presentations on a variety of wellness topics.

For an appointment call 777-2127 or visit 200 McCannel Hall (just behind Memorial Union). Walk-in times (urgent issues, no appointment necessary) are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
Wellness is your key to academic success; UCC is here to do its part.

– Erik Mansager, University Counseling Center.


Current ID card still valid

With the delay in the ConnectND/PeopleSoft software implementation, the current UND ID card is still valid, and new cards will not be issued at this time. All services associated with the ID card, including the debit account and the valueport deposits, are still functioning as before.

The name change to U Card has taken place over the summer. Formerly the Campus Passport ID Card, the UND ID card is now the U Card.

When the ConnectND/PeopleSoft software implementation does take place, all UND students, faculty and staff will still receive a NEW ID NUMBER to replace the current NAID number. All current cardholders will require a new ID card. Students, faculty and staff will be notified when they will be distributed.

If you have not updated your photo, please stop by the U Card office to take a new photo. You must bring a valid, government-issued photo ID with you. Thank you for your patience and willingness to support this project.

The U Card Office is located in the Swanson Hall Concourse, Room 10. Office hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the phone number is 777-2071.

– U Card.


Free self-care station available in Union

A free self-care station for students, faculty and staff is available at the health services health promotion office. Stop by the new location, next to the Internet Café on the Main Floor of the Memorial Union, to check your blood pressure or weight using the latest digital technology. You can also pick up a disposable thermometer, cold care kit, condoms, or a quit smoking kit. A variety of health and wellness resources are also available, along with information on campus services.

– Student health promotion office.


Free anti-virus software available

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

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

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

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


Web server has been upgraded

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

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


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/standard.html 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.

Accessibility is the law, and these standards will assure compliance.

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.


Post your events on the UND calendar

You’re invited to post your events on the online UND calendar at www.und.edu/calendar. This comprehensive listing of events covers all aspects of the University, and, we hope, will eliminate the need to check several calendars to find out what’s going on at UND. Events include academic dates, athletics, cultural events, and more. To submit an event, just click on “submit an event,” type in your information, and send. Your event will appear on the calendar within 24 hours. If you have suggestions to improve the calendar, please call me at 777-3621.

– Jan Orvik, web manager, University relations.


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.


Three solo shows lead off new season at Museum

The North Dakota Museum of Art opens its fall season with three solo shows. The upcoming season promises to be one of the Museum’s strongest.

British painter, draughtsman, printmaker, photographer, and designer David Hockney achieved international success by the time he was in his mid-20s, and has since consolidated his position as by far the best-known British artist of his generation. He is being introduced to our audience through two suites of prints, Cavafy and The Blue Guitar. They come from William Wosick, who is giving them to the Museum’s permanent collection. Wosick graduated from the medical school and currently works as a radiologist in Fargo.

The youngest artist is Jen Wright Champlin, who is exhibiting steer heads, a life-size bison and an array of stitched and collaged fabric hangings. The bison will remain with the museum, a gift from the artist. Her grandparents come from the region. Champlin graduated from the University with a BFA in ceramics, secondary education, and an art history minor. She then attended Syracuse University and graduated in 1997 with a master’s degree in ceramics. Champlin is currently teaching at Northwest college in Powell, Wyo. This is Champlin’s first museum exhibition.

Linda Welker comes from Oregon. Her work grew out of her early years as a weaver. Today she makes densely layered installations about language, both written and musical. She is interested in how communication takes place without either words or musical notations. According to Museum director, Laurel Reuter, “this is as beautiful an exhibition as the Museum has ever mounted, demonstrating that there is a place in contemporary art for beauty.” Welker is the consummate craftsperson. She spins thread from silk. She creates dry points but instead of putting them through the press and printing them on paper, she casts them in plaster. She hand-stitches books. Ultimately she creates an atmosphere of quiet reflection.

The museum hours are weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. The museum shop is open during museum hours. The museum cafe is open from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. with lunch served from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The museum does not charge an admission fee, but the suggested donation is $3 for adults and change from children.

– North Dakota Museum of Art.


Toddler language circle available

The UND Speech-Language and Hearing Clinic is continuing to offer a new program for toddlers 22-36 months in age. The toddler language circle is a small group, language-based program for both typically developing young children and those who are at risk for delay or who are delayed in their language development. Speech, language and pre-literacy skills will be encouraged with parents being an integral part of the program. Curriculum will provide opportunities for language learning that are embedded within typical routines and contexts experienced by young children in natural environments. Each session will be 1-1/2 hours in length (9:30 to 11 am), Mondays and Wednesdays following the academic calendar, and will be located at the University Children’s Center, 525 Stanford Rd. Cost for the program is $175 for campus faculty/staff/student families, or $225 for other families. This fee includes a snack and materials fee. Fee adjustment may be requested if needed. Please call Polly Alfonso (777-4808) or Mary Jo Schill (777-3727) for more information. Enrollment deadline is Sept. 3, with sessions beginning Monday, Sept. 13.


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.


Students are back and so are Sundays at Barnes & Noble

Barnes and Noble University Bookstore will be open from noon to 5 p.m. on Sundays starting Aug. 22. We offer:

  • 80,000 general reading titles – antiques and collectibles, sports, health, fishing, cookbooks, nature, crafts and hobbies, biography, travel, reference, fiction, children’s book nook, home, world news and periodicals, music, entertainment, and more.
  • Official UND imprinted clothing.
  • Giftware.
  • Tower Café featuring Starbucks coffee and light lunch menu.
  • School and office supplies.
  • Used textbooks and buyback year-round.

— Michelle Abernathey, manager, University Bookstore.


University Bookstore extends thanks

All of us at the University Bookstore would like to extend our thanks for helping us have one of the most successful used book campaigns in years. As a result of getting us your fall textbook adoption forms early, we were able to give students more cash at buyback, as well as having more time to locate used books from national wholesalers. Used textbooks save our students 25 percent off the new book price. Thanks to the support of the faculty and departments, we have more than ever before.

Please remind your students to shop early because the used books sell out fast.

– Michelle Abernathey, manager, University Bookstore.


World Junior single game tickets, parking passes available

Single game tickets and parking passes are available for the 2005 IIHF World Junior Hockey Tournament. For a complete listing, visit www.worldjrs2005.com.

Prices are: Thief River Falls: USA/Germany exhibition, $25; all World Junior games, $21.

Grand Forks: United States and Canada (non-medal rounds), $40; all other non-medal rounds, $28; semi-finals, $45; finals, $50.

A limited number of 10-day VIP parking passes for the Ralph Engelstad Arena in Grand Forks are available for $100. They may be purchased only at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office or online at www.worldjrs2005.com.

World Junior single game tickets and parking passes go on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office Saturday, Aug. 28, at 10 a.m. Tickets are also available through Ticketmaster at (701) 772-5151, or online at www.theralph.com.

— Ralph Engelstad Arena.


Vending machine suppliers are changing

Vending services is in the process of changing suppliers of juice to campus vending machines. There may be some interruption of service to machines in your building. We appreciate your patience and as this transition is completed as quickly as possible.

– Vending services.


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.

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