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
Charles E. Kupchella
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.
will give “State of the University” address
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
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
UND continues to get more than its fair share of Minnesota
students. The number is 3,407, up 168 from last year’s
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.
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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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
- 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
- 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
- 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
- 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
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
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
– North Dakota Museum of Art.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
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
— 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
– 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.
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
– 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.
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
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
Consent agenda items:
1. Course changes for physician assistant
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
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 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, www.bushfoundation.org.
— 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.
meets Sept. 2
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Sept. 2, at 4:05
p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting (May 6, 2004) and business
arising from the minutes. These minutes may be viewed at
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
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
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,
13. Request to change the membership of the senate intellectual
property committee. Richard Schultz, chair, senate intellectual
14. Senate executive committee courtesy senate appointments.
Martha Potvin, senate executive committee.
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
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
– Suezette Rene Bieri (space studies), 777-4856.
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.
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,
“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
A complete schedule is available at www.conted.und.edu/summit.
Session topics include peer pressure, binge drinking, prescription
drug abuse and more.
Continuing education credit applications are pending for
the following disciplines: LACs, social workers, LPC/LPCCs,
psychologists and law enforcement. CEUs through UND Division
of Continuing Education are also available. For more information,
An application will be submitted with UND to offer one
graduate credit for those who work in education. Upon approval,
participants must attend the full two-day summit as well
as watch and write a reaction paper on the PBS documentary,
“The Lost Children of Rockdale County” to receive
one graduate credit. Pre-conference attendance is not required.
The fee is $50 for one credit.
Registration fees are: pre-conference clinical supervision
workshop (Sept. 7), $25; two-day summit, $99; Wednesday,
Sept. 8, only, $69; Thursday, Sept. 9, only, $59; full-time
undergraduate student (two-day summit), $49.
Registration forms are available online at www.conted.und.edu/summit.
UND ID billings are accepted.
For more information, contact the office of conference services
at 866-579-2663 (toll free), or 777-2663, or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services,
discuss Sitting Bull photos
The Indian Studies department is sponsoring Markus Lindner,
who will present “Family, Politics and Show Business
– The Photographs of Sitting Bull,” 3 to 5 p.m.
Thursday, Sept. 9, in 116 Merrifield Hall. Lindner, a doctoral
student in cultural anthropology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University,
works freelance at the Museum der Weltkulteren, Frankfurt,
Germany. He received his M.A. in 2000 with a thesis on pictorial
representations of Sitting Bull, on which his lecture is
based. He is now working on his doctoral thesis about tourism
on the Standing Rock Reservation.
The Hunkpapa Lakota generally known as Sitting Bull (1831-1890)
is one of the most 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.
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
Strategic sessions will focus on centers development initiatives,
technology transfer - SBIR outreach and technology, technology
transfer - intellectual property, and Red River Valley Research
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.
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 email@example.com 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.
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.
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
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,
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.
Following is the schedule of events for the Lotus Meditation
Center, 2908 University Ave.
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.
- 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
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org, or Patrick
Anderson at (218) 779-9997, e-mail email@example.com.
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
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
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
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.
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.
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, (701) 858-3180; fax, (701) 858-3894; or e-mail,
firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
for empire. “Future generations would,” so the
president told his friend, “fill up the canvas we
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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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
email@example.com and are due back by Friday,
– Victoria Beard, associate provost.
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
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
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
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
– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz 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.
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
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. 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
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
McAfee anti-virus software is available to all students,
faculty, and staff free of charge. It is recommended that
everyone have anti-virus software installed and perform
updates to keep the software current.
McAfee VirusScan Enterprise (version 7.1) is available
for Windows XP, 2000 and NT. McAfee Total Defense (version
4.5.1) is available for Windows 95, 98, and ME.
To get more information or download the software, please
go to http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/itss/security/
Please contact the information technology systems and services
help desk if you have questions.
– Information technology systems and services, 777-2222,
Web server has
Reminder: The www.und.edu web server was upgraded May 21.
If you haven’t updated your web pages since then,
you will need to make some changes to your publishing software
(e.g. WS_FTP, DreamWeaver). Instructions are located at:
— Doris Bornhoeft, information technology systems
and services, and Jan Orvik, University relations.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
- Official UND imprinted clothing.
- Tower Café featuring Starbucks coffee and light
- School and office supplies.
- Used textbooks and buyback year-round.
— Michelle Abernathey, manager, University Bookstore.
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.
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;
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.
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
– Vending services.
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.
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