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ISSUE: Volume 43, Number 2: September 2, 2005

UND sends appeal to NCAA

UND sends appeal to NCAA

The University on Aug. 30 sent its appeal to the NCAA executive committee, which lumped UND into a group of 18 universities and colleges that would no longer be allowed to use its team name and logo in post-season tournament play.

President Charles Kupchella said the appeal is framed around three basic arguments:

  • The nickname and logo are used with the utmost respect and class and are in no way inherently hostile or abusive.
  • UND has many substantive positive relationships with American Indians and the University has had — and continues to have — the support, including the formal support, of many Indian people.
  • The University believes it is “totally unreasonable for the NCAA to ask us to change the terms of a contract in place whereby we would host the regional Division I men’s hockey tournament in the spring.”

Kupchella said he expects a “quick and positive” decision from the NCAA. “We have articulated a strong case for an appeal that will entirely refute any sense that we somehow use our nickname and logo in an abusive and-or hostile manner. In fact, just the opposite is true. We use the nickname and logo with consummate respect. Our logo is a classical image of an 18th and 19th century American Indian, and it was designed by a well-respected American Indian artist, Bennett Brien. Based on the subcommittee’s action in overturning the decision for Florida State University, I expect that we’ll have a favorable decision,” Kupchella said.

The University’s relationship with the American Indian people is far more substantive and fundamental than the use of a nickname, Kupchella said. He said UND enrolls more than 400 American Indian students and has more than 25 programs —“probably proportionately more than any institution of higher education in the United States” — designed to support American Indian students. Over the years, UND has had dozens of cooperative programs in the fields of education, health care, economic development, etc. with the tribes throughout our region, he added.

Kupchella said the contract between UND and the NCAA where UND will host a hockey tournament in March is another issue in the University’s appeal. Requiring UND to significantly change of the venue would be a violation of the contract, said Kupchella. In the appeal, Kupchella wrote: “We certainly have no intention, in any case, of covering images at the site of the regional ice hockey tournament. To do so would imply that we are somehow ashamed of an 80-year history of one of the nation’s most successful athletic programs and of our link to the proud heritage of this region.”

The University’s appeal and attachments can be found at

President Kupchella delivers “State of the University” address Oct. 18

President Kupchella will deliver his annual State of the University address Tuesday, Oct. 18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Everyone is welcome.


Center for Rural Health receives $2 million to provide education on geriatric care

The Center for Rural Health has been awarded a $2 million grant to provide statewide training on geriatric health care. The grant will fund the Dakota Geriatric Education Center (GEC) at the Center for Rural Health for five years. Through the GEC, staff will advance geriatric health care in the state by providing current and future health care professionals opportunities to learn more about physical and mental health issues specific to older adults, especially those in rural communities or reservations.

“This is an important effort to strengthen the knowledge and skills of our health care workforce,” said Center for Rural Health Director Mary Wakefield. “It should go a long way toward helping to ensure that health care providers are well prepared to meet the health needs of our state’s growing elderly population.”

“North Dakota’s aging population will present challenges to our health care providers,” said GEC program director Guy Tangedahl, who is also director of the UND medical school’s Center for Family Medicine in Bismarck and is certified in geriatric medicine.

In addition to several UND departments, the Center for Rural Health is working with the United Tribes Technical College in Bismarck and the North Dakota State University School of Pharmacy.

The training developed by the GEC will focus on interdisciplinary care for older adults including mental health as well as physical health issues and will be provided statewide to physicians, physician assistants, nurses, pharmacists, mental health professionals, physical and occupational therapists, health care administrators and future health care professionals.

The GEC at UND is one of more than 40 nationwide and is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

– Center for Rural Health


Volunteer Recruitment Day set for Sept. 1

Volunteer Bridge and DOVS (Directors of Volunteer Services) are sponsoring Volunteer Recruitment Day in the Memorial Union Thursday, Sept. 1, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Twenty-five agencies will be on campus to recruit volunteers for the coming year. This will be an opportunity for UND students, faculty and staff to meet face to face with agencies who will be needing volunteers in the coming months. Everyone is welcome to attend and encouraged to visit with these agencies. For more information, please contact me.

— Linda Rains, coordinator of volunteer services and programming, 777-4076


Graduate committee will not meet Sept. 5

The graduate committee will not meet Monday, Sept. 5, due to the Labor Day holiday.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school


Jane Goodall will speak on campus

Jane Goodall, founder of the Jane Goodall Institute and world-renowned primatologist, conservationist and environmentalist, will present a free public lecture, “Reason for Hope” at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Wednesday, Sept. 7, at 7 p.m.

Dr. Goodall continues her pioneering research on chimpanzee behavior and habitat preservation. She also works on community-centered conservation and AIDS prevention in Africa, and has established a worldwide youth network in more than 90 countries that inspires young people through community service.

Her free lecture, followed by book sales and a book signing, is sponsored by the anthropology department and Anthropology Club, the president’s office, provost’s office, College of Arts and Sciences, and the Nash Foundation. For more information, please contact me.

– Melinda Leach, 777-3697,, anthropology


Counseling center candidate will present forum

An open forum will be held Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. Myron Veenstra, a candidate for director of the counseling center, will present his vision of a University Counseling Center. This will be followed by a question and answer period. All faculty, staff, and students are invited. Participation by all is encouraged for all or part of the session.

– Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student life, search committee chair


Medical school dean’s hour lecture set for Sept. 8

At the next medical school dean’s hour lecture, Jordan J. Cohen, president and chief executive officer, Association of American Medical Colleges, will present “Academic Medicine and the Future of American Health Care,” at noon Thursday, Sept. 8, in Reed T. Keller Auditorium, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

This presentation will be broadcast using NDIVN at the following medical campus sites: SE Campus Room 225, NW Campus Office, SW Campus Conference Room B, and also available through H.323 (Internet videoconferencing), on the BT-WAN and at your desktop through the SMHS CRISTAL Recorder.

Sack lunch provided for all attendees.

For additional information, contact the dean’s office at 777-2312.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences


Grant and contract training session offered

The grants and contracts office is presenting a one-hour training session Thursday, Sept. 8, from 2 to 3 p.m. at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences, United Hospital Lecture Hall. Called “The Proposal Process,” this training session expands on the proposal process briefly discussed in a previous training session. Presenter: Corey Graves, grant and contract officer, School of Medicine and Health Sciences.


Indian civil rights workshop set for Sept. 8

An Indian civil rights workshop will be held Thursday, Sept. 8, from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Red River Room, Memorial Union.

The presenter is Rain Archambeau Marshall, Ira Glasser Racial Justice Fellow, ACLU of the Dakotas.

Civil rights for Indians is the focus of this ACLU-developed workshop. Rain Archambeau Marshall will describe civil rights unique to American Indians. She will provide practical advice on how to deal with discrimination involving education, housing, child welfare, employment discrimination, search and seizure, and racial profiling.

The goals of the workshop are to train participants on what can be litigated, documenting incidents, and gathering witnesses. Other goals include a discussion of ways to defend Indian rights through local, state, and federal agencies and explanations of legal services available. Materials for preparing complaints of civil rights violations will be distributed to participants.

Marshall has offered this workshop throughout Indian Country within the boundaries of South Dakota and North Dakota. The workshop is “to educate people on their overall rights, not to hear individual concerns.” This workshop will be ideal for Indian studies, criminal justice, social work, education students an all American Indians. Although this is an ACLU presentation, the Department of Indian Studies and the College of Education and Human Development, the Northern Plains Indian Law Center and the School of Law are pleased to sponsor the workshop for the benefit of the university and area communities.

There will be a drawing for a prize in addition to the materials and information disseminated. More information is available from Marshall at (605) 487-6282 or The workshop is free.

– Greg Gagnon, Indian studies


Celebrate International Night Sept. 8

The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts cultural nights at 7 p.m. Thursdays. Join us Sept. 8 to celebrate the culture of Cameroon. Everyone is welcome.

– International Programs, 777-6438


EPSCoR conference will be held in South Dakota

The South Dakota and North Dakota EPSCoR fifth biennial joint conference will be held Sept. 8 and 9 at the Swiftel Center in Brookings, S.D. Registration, agenda and hotel information for the day-and-a-half conference is on the South Dakota EPSCoR home page at

NSF EPSCoR and NSF will continue to emphasize large-scale science questions. EPSCoR states need strong collaborations to compete in this area. The Friday afternoon session is designed to foster collaborations between researchers, and to position our universities to be competitive for the new initiatives expected from NSF EPSCoR in the next year.

– Gary Johnson, assistant vice president for research and co-project director, ND EPSCoR


Study abroad fair set for Sept. 13

The Office of International Programs will hold a study abroad fair Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Students can explore their study abroad options and talk with program representatives, past students and the education abroad staff. If you know students interested in studying abroad, please encourage them to take advantage of this opportunity and attend the fair at the International Centre, across from the Memorial Union.

– Beth Dierker, education abroad advisor, international programs


“On Teaching” to discuss plagiarism

“Plagiarism: Is the Solution?” is the topic for the first “On Teaching” lunch of the 2005-06 academic year, Tuesday, Sept. 13, from 12:30 to 2 p.m. in the River Valley Room, Memorial Union. And the topic is timely: faculty at universities across the U.S. have been debating the pros and cons of an electronic solution to what many perceive as an electronic – and increasingly rampant – problem. So how serious is the plagiarism problem at UND anyway? Is right for our needs? How might it be beneficial for teaching and learning?
Why is it a subject of such debate? Are there better approaches to the problem?
These are important questions for anyone who asks students to write papers, and early in the semester is the right time to plan ahead. Come learn more about electronic options for deterring plagiarism, and to contribute your thoughts to the discussion. Faculty are invited to come and go as schedules permit. To register for lunch (provided by instructional development), call 777-4998 or e-mail Lunch reservations must be received by noon Friday, Sept. 9.

– Joan Hawthorne, University writing program


Former professor Dando to speak at geography forum

William Dando, Indiana State University, will give a talk at the geography forum Friday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. in 157 Ireland Hall. Dr. Dando was a professor in the geography department at UND during the 1980s. His research interests are in geography, religion, climatology, the Holy Land and the former Soviet Union. His forum talk is titled, “Climate and Religion: Origin, Diffusion and Secularization.” All members of the UND community are welcome.

– Kevin Romig, geography


Air quality workshops are Sept. 18 in Arlington, Va.

Researchers from the Energy & Environmental Research Center will present five workshops at the Air Quality V: Mercury, Trace Elements, SO3, and Particulate Matter Conference in Arlington, Va.

The workshops will take place Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel from 8 a.m. to 5:15 p.m. Each will last about 90 minutes and cover a variety of topics relating to mercury measurement and control, as well as control techniques for fine particulate matter and SO3.

Presenters include Steve Benson, senior research manager; Michael Holmes, deputy associate director for research; Dennis Laudal, senior research advisor; Stanley Miller, senior research manager; and John Pavlish, senior research advisor and director of the EERC’s Center for Air Toxic Metals.

The Air Quality V Conference begins Monday, Sept. 19. The three-day event will provide comprehensive educational sessions on potential health issues, new control technologies, research needs, and current regulatory policies surrounding the energy industry.

The conference will feature more than 85 presenters from Canada, China, Finland, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, Taiwan, and the United States; a panel about power systems of the future; and more than 50 poster presenters representing 14 countries. Air Quality V also includes an exhibit highlighting the top companies and organizations in the world working in the air quality industry.

Conference sponsors include the EERC, the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory, CATM through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Office of Research and Development National Center for Environmental Research, and the Electric Power Research Institute.

The conference and workshops are open to the public. To access details about the workshop schedule and topics or to register, visit our web site at

– Energy and Environmental Research Center


Reflecting on Teaching colloquium set for Sept. 23

UND’s second biennial Reflecting on Teaching colloquium will be held Friday, Sept. 23, at the Memorial Union. The colloquium is an all-day event designed for faculty, staff, and graduate students to share ideas about teaching with colleagues from across campus.

This year’s featured speaker is Marilla Svinicki from the University of Texas, author of Learning and Motivation in the Postsecondary Classroom (Anker, 2004). Her talk, scheduled for 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. that day, is “At the Intersection of Thinking and Feeling: Motivation, Emotion, and How They Impact Learning.”

The colloquium also features presentations by faculty in 22 departments and every college at the University. Topics range from innovative teaching ideas to philosophical issues, focusing on individual classes, larger curricular issues, and sharing of research findings. It’s a great opportunity to hear what faculty around the university are doing, and to come away with new ideas to energize your own teaching.

But the colloquium isn’t only about listening to others. There will be plenty of time for discussion and conversation over continental breakfast, lunch, and a reception at the Alumni Center.

So please join us for the second all-campus colloquium on teaching. Early registration deadline is Sept. 9. For registration information and an advance look at the colloquium schedule, see the instructional development web site at

— Libby Rankin, professor of English and director, instructional development


Homecoming events available online

Be loud. Stay proud. Homecoming 2005, Sept. 26 to Oct. 1. For a list of events and to register, go to

— Stacey Majkrzak, media relations coordinator, Alumni Association and Foundation


Beyond Boundaries conference is Oct. 6, 7

The fourth annual Beyond Boundaries conference, Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning, is set for Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 6 and 7, in the Memorial Union. Visit for a full schedule.
The keynote speech will be “Trends in North American E-Learning … and Beyond,” by Sally M. Johnstone, executive director, WCET, Boulder, Colo.

This session reviews trends pushing colleges and universities to incorporate e-learning and some strategies being used to make it affordable. These trends include demographics, new types of students and state budgets. We will also introduce the new open educational resources movement that began in the U.S. and is spreading around the world.

This two-day conference is packed with trends, tips and tricks on integrating technology into teaching and learning. View the schedule at

Registration is just $100 (includes materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, evening reception and access to the exhibit hall) if you register on or before Sept. 28. Space is limited so register early. Registration forms are now available at UND interdepartment billings are accepted. You may print a registration form, complete it and a journal entry form, and send both to conference services at Box 7131.

For more information, contact conference services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663 (toll free) or (attn: Beyond Boundaries). – Jennifer (Raymond) Swangler, marketing coordinator, continuing education.


First Norwegian heritage conference to be held in Grand Forks

The Chester Fritz Library, in conjunction with the Nordic Initiative, announces a first-time conference, Norwegian Heritage in the United States: Resources and Research Experiences, to be held Oct. 10-11, at the Ramada Inn in Grand Forks. The two-day conference brings together experts from Norway and the United States to discuss resources and their experiences in researching Norwegian family history, ancestry and immigration to the U.S.

The conference also marks the 25th anniversary of the Chester Fritz Library’s bydgebok collection, Norwegian farm history books that trace ancestry back to the 1500s. Participants will have the opportunity to view UND’s 997-volume collection, which is recognized as one of the largest and most significant in the United States.
Featured speakers include:

  • Steinar Opstad, board for the American College of Norway, Moss, Norway, will discuss the impact Norwegian immigration has had on Norwegian technology and modern farming, the importance of preserving our natural resources and the work of libraries in furthering the understanding of our common cultural heritage.
  • Blaine Hedberg, Vesterheim Genealogical Center & Naeseth Library, Madison, Wis., will describe primary and secondary genealogical resources available in the U.S., including church records, obituary collections, local history and newly developed research databases.
  • Deb Nelson Gourley, Astri My Astri Publishing, Waukon, Iowa, will speak on her new bilingual book Astri, My Astri: Norwegian Heritage Stories, a collection of 16 Norwegian heritage stories published in both English and Norsk.
  • Millie Ohnstad, genealogy consultant, Cannon Falls, Minn., will talk about her research in Norwegian ancestry, including cataloging cemetery records from a 133-year-old churchyard.
  • Rasmus Sunde, Sogn og Fjordane University College, Sogndal, Norway, will illustrate the 150 year emigration journey from Norway to the U.S.
  • Knut Djupedal, Norwegian Emigrant Museum, Hamar, Norway, will also talk about the records and resources collected in Norway relating to emigration to the United States.
  • Yngve Nedrebø, chief archivist, Bergen, Norway, will address the different records and resources available and the efforts to digitize and preserve historical records in Norway.

Members of Norwegian-American associations, historians, librarians, archivists, genealogists and anyone interested in Norwegian heritage are encouraged to attend the conference. The fee is $75 for registrations received by Sept. 30. The fee includes admittance to sessions, materials, library tours, opening luncheon, and the evening banquet held on Oct. 10. For more information or to register, visit or contact continuing education at 866-579-2663.

– Jennifer Swangler, marketing coordinator, division of continuing education


Student, former soldier will speak on leadership

UND’s Leadership Series and the North Dakota Army National Guard present “Leadership Through Crisis: Never Leave a Fallen Comrade,” a presentation about courage, leadership and trust. Please join us in the Memorial Union Ballroom Wednesday, Oct. 19, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. for this story, presented by Silver Star recipient CSM Kevin Remington and Purple Heart recipient Retired Sgt. Brandon Erickson, UND student. The presentation will be followed by a brief question and answer session.

– Leadership Series, Memorial Union


U2 lists workshops

Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 13-16; visit our web site for more. Reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail,; or online, 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.

  • Access XP, Beginning: Sept. 13, 14 and 16, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Introduces Access and relational databases. Create a database, work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish relationships. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
  • Office Ergonomics: Sept. 13, 10 to 11 a.m., conference room, auxiliary services. Ergonomic principles while working at the computer and other occupational work stations will be reviewed. Components of industrial ergonomics will be included. Information regarding design, ergonomic products, and stretching exercises are discussed in this class. Presenter: Claire Moen.
  • Supervisory Perspectives on Sexual Harassment: Sept. 14, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Discover what constitutes sexual harassment in the workplace and what you can do to prevent it. This presentation will help you to recognize sexual harassment when it occurs, and it will provide guidance to address the behaviors displayed by employees that may be interpreted as offensive to co-workers. It is everyone’s responsibility to respect the needs and rights of all people in your organization. This presentation will provide you with valuable information for doing just that. Presenter: Dick Werre, LSW, LAC, St. Alexius Employee Assistance Program.
  • Managing Financial Resources: Sept. 14, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This presentation will introduce sound budgeting principles and proven approaches to balanced financial resource management. The presentation will identify common misconceptions related to management of financial resources in our modern society. The speaker will introduce effective methods of debt reduction and discuss concepts designed to bring stability to available financial resources. Presenter: Dick Werre, LSW, LAC, St. Alexius Employee Assistance Program.
  • Working with Prospective Students: Sept. 14, 2:30 to 4:30 p.m., 211 Skalicky Tech Incubator. This session will deal with issues related to current and suggested recruitment practices. The audience for this session is anyone who works with undergraduate prospective students at UND (faculty, coaches, administrative support staff, etc.). Participants will leave with an understanding of the current general recruitment process of all students, a summary of available data as well as practical ideas for maximizing individual departmental efforts. Presenter: Kenton Pauls.

— Julie Sturges, U2 program


Applications sought for associate dean, graduate school

The graduate school requests applications for the position of associate dean. The associate dean of the graduate school holds faculty rank, graduate faculty status and is responsible for working with the graduate school dean, college deans, department chairs, graduate program directors and graduate faculty to advance best practices in areas of graduate student learning. In this capacity, the associate dean is expected to be capable of mentoring graduate faculty on matters involving graduate education and lead graduate program evaluation teams in periodic evaluation of graduate programs. In addition, the associate dean assists the dean in coordination and assessment of graduate school programming initiatives including but not limited to new program development, orientation, the UND Scholarly Forum, responsible conduct of research, regulatory compliance, and publishing. The associate dean will devote a minimum of 20 hours per week to the position.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating the assessment activities of the graduate school and its programs by working with graduate program directors and faculty to implement current best practices in assessment.
  • Leading teams of graduate faculty in conducting periodic program evaluations in accordance with NDUS policies and procedures.
  • Developing and delivering graduate school workshops for graduate faculty in areas involving graduate school policy and procedures, graduate faculty responsibilities, curriculum design and assessment of student learning.
  • Assisting the dean of the graduate school in development, coordination, and assessment of graduate school programming initiatives including but not limited to new program development, orientation sessions, and the graduate school Scholarly Forum.
  • Representing the graduate school on committees, councils and University events when the dean is away.


At least five years of faculty experience with a concomitant appointment on graduate faculty is required. The associate dean must also have experience in teaching graduate students, serving on graduate student advisory committees and directing capstone events such as independent studies, thesis or dissertation research.

How to apply:

Interested parties should send a complete vitae with a cover letter to:

Joseph N. Benoit, Dean
UND Graduate School
416 Twamley Hall, Box 8178

Review of applications will begin Sept. 5.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school


Applications sought for leadership seminar

Applications are now being accepted for the 2005-06 Issues in Higher Education leadership seminar. Sponsored by the president and PAC-W, 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 2005 to May 2006 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 and are due back by Friday, Sept. 16.

— Victoria Beard, associate provost


Graduate school seeks faculty nominations

The graduate school is accepting nominations for membership on the graduate faculty; application forms are available on the graduate school web site. Please contact Kris Pavlish, administrative officer, 777-2786, if you have any questions. The deadline for nominations is Sept. 13.

– Joseph Benoit, dean


Graduate students should use new IDs

Faculty are asked to remind graduate students to include their Empl ID on paperwork instead of their NAID.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school


Mass mail policy approved

The president’s cabinet has approved a mass e-mail policy which will allow e-mails to be sent as a mass e-mail. Those who wish to send mass e-mail using the U-Mail and/or GroupWise systems will find the policy and procedures at

  • Mass E-mail Policy
  • Mass E-mail Procedures 8-05

If an office needs to send a “formal notice class” message to students, the procedures at the above site must be followed carefully, including the vice president approval and both e-mail and phone call to ITSS help center.
If you have questions please contact me.

– James Shaeffer, CIO


Miller named controller for Aerospace Foundation

Cara Miller has been named controller for the UND Aerospace Foundation. A graduate of Moorhead State University with a bachelor’s degree in accounting and a Certified Public Accountant, she has worked for the Aerospace Foundation since 1989, most recently in the position of finance manager.

– Aerospace Foundation


Proposals sought for student technology fee dollars

The student technology fee committee is calling for proposals for spring 2006 technology fee dollars.
The committee will make recommendations on proposals based on the following:

  • Student benefit
  • Innovation
  • Impact on the curriculum and/or on research
  • How the project addresses your unit’s strategic plan
  • Dean’s ranking
  • Number of students served
  • Disciplines serveds Level of support
  • Access for equipment
  • Technical support
  • Matching funds from the department/unit
  • Technology available for redeployment

PLEASE NOTE: All proposals must be submitted using the spring 2006 (063) STF request form. Forms may be accessed at: or you may request one via e-mail from Kim Pastir at Departments/units should submit the proposals to their deans or directors for review and prioritization. Units which answer directly to vice presidents should submit proposals to them for review and prioritization. Vice presidents, deans and directors may have earlier deadlines.

The deadline to submit proposals to the student technology committee at Campus Box 9021 is Monday, Oct. 10.
Proposal writers must consult with the various support offices on campus for costs associated with installation of equipment, accessibility issues, security concerns and adaptive technology. Unless departments are prepared to pay for these out of their own budgets, proposal writers should obtain estimates and include them as a part of the budget for the proposal. In addition, proposal writers must consult with disability support services regarding adaptive technology needed for the proposal and with the Center for Instructional and Learning Technologies regarding the equipment requested for compatibility, installation issues, and ensuing issues.

The STF committee will hold a public meeting to address questions for those writing proposals. Date and time for these meetings will be publicized within the next few weeks. If you have any questions or concerns regarding the proposal process, please contact Kim at 777-3231.

– Jim Shaeffer, CIO


Labor Day holiday hours listed for libraries, ITSS, Memorial Union

Labor Day is holiday
In accordance with State Board of Higher Education directives, Monday, Sept. 5, 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.

– Greg Weisenstein, vice president for academic affairs and provost, and Diane Nelson, director, human services

  • Chester Fritz Library:
    Hours of operation for the Chester Fritz Library for Labor Day weekend are: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, closed; Monday, Sept. 5 (Labor Day), 1 p.m. to midnight. – Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.
  • Health sciences library:
    Library of the Health Sciences hours for Labor Day are: Friday, Sept. 2, 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday, Sept. 3, 1 to 5 p.m.; Sunday, Sept. 4, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 5, 1 p.m. to midnight. – April Byars, Library of the Health Sciences.
  • Law library:
    Labor Day holiday hours for the law library are: Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3 and 4, 1 to 5 p.m.; Monday, Sept. 5, 1 to 5 p.m. Regular hours resume Tuesday, Sept. 6: Tuesday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m. – Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.
  • ITSS:
    Information technology systems and services will close for the Labor Day holiday at midnight Sunday, Sept. 4, and will reopen at 5 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 6. – Craig Cerkowniak, associate director, ITSS.
  • Memorial Union:
    The Memorial Union will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday, Sept. 3-5, for Labor Day. Following are hours for Friday, Sept. 2.
    Administrative office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Athletic ticket office: closed.
    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 4:30 p.m.
    Credit union: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Dining center - Terrace: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Food court: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
    Great Clips: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    Info Center: 7:30 a.m. to 5 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.
    Post office: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Service center / copy stop: 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Sign and design: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Stomping Grounds: 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Student academic services: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    U card office: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    U Snack C-Store: 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
    University learning center: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
    Building hours: 7 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    – Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union

Homecoming judges sought

Telesis, the student alumni organization, is seeking judges for Homecoming 2005. Judges are needed for the king/queen coronation, Homecoming parade and Sioux Search, a student talent competition.

Any current faculty or staff member is eligible. If you are interested, please contact Jenny Thompson ( or Karina Wittmann (, and state which event(s) you would like to participate in.

Telesis thanks you in advance and hopes you will be able to be a part of UND Homecoming 2005.

– Telesis


Memorial Union lists regular hours

Operating hours for Tuesday, Sept. 6, through Thursday, Dec. 15, are:

  • Administrative office: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Athletic ticket office: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Barber shop: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Computer labs: Monday through Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 1:45 a.m.; Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 10:45 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 1:45 a.m.*
  • Craft center: Monday, noon to 5 p.m.; Tuesday through Thursday, noon to 9 p.m.; Friday, noon to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Credit union: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Dining center - Terrace: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Food court – Old Main Marketplace: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
  • Great Clips: Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Health Promotion office: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Info Center: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
  • Internet cafe and pub area: Monday through Friday, 7:30 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: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 11 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 11 p.m.
  • Parking office: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Post office: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Service center / copy stop: Monday through Friday, 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 9 p.m.
  • Sign and design: Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Sunday, closed.
  • Stomping Grounds: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 10 p.m.
  • Student academic services: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • U card office: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • U Snack C-Store: Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • University learning center: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.
  • Building hours: Monday through Thursday, 7 a.m. to 2 a.m.*; Friday, 7 a.m. to 11 p.m.**; Saturday, 8 a.m. to 11 p.m.**; Sunday, 11 a.m. to 2 a.m.*
    * Lower level open until 2 a.m. Sunday through Thursday.
    ** Lower level and first floors open until 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
    First, second and third floors open until 11 p.m. Sunday through Thursday.
    Late hours lower level start Tuesday, Sept. 6.

– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union


Nominations sought for student “Who’s Who”

The University is seeking nominations for the “Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges” program, which honors outstanding students on campuses all across the country.

The selection committee, composed of faculty, staff, and students, evaluates each applicant on scholarship ability, participation and leadership in academic and extracurricular activities, citizenship, service to UND, and potential for future achievements.

Each applicant must be currently enrolled at UND and have a minimum of 60 credits as of the completion of the 2004 summer term. Both graduate and undergraduate students are eligible for the yearly award and past recipients may reapply.

Send nominations to Who’s Who, Memorial Union administrative office, Box 8385, or by e-mail to, by 4:30 p.m. Sept. 16. The nomination must include the nominator’s contact information and the nominee’s full name and their current and complete mailing address. Nominators are asked to encourage their nominees to complete the application that will be sent to them. Only those students whose applications are received will be considered for the award. For further information about the nomination or application process, call Linda Rains at 777-4076.

– Linda Rains, coordinator of volunteer services and programming


Please return directory forms

Employees are reminded that it is important for cross-campus communication that their names be included in the UND Directory with at least their office and department addresses and phone numbers. It is also preferable to include resident information. Forms to update information on faculty and staff members for inclusion in the 2005-2006 UND Directory of Faculty, Staff and Students were sent to departments last week. Additional forms are available from the office of University relations, 411 Twamley Hall, phone 777-2731, or at Deadline for returning them is Friday, Sept. 9. The new directory is distributed through sales at several campus locations beginning in the second week of October.

— Jim Penwarden, University Relations



Donated leave requested for Brian Steenerson

Leave donations are sought for Brian Steenerson, assistant registrar. He and his family thank you for your generosity.

Please send a donated sick leave form to Nancy Krogh, Box 8382 if you are interested in donating leave. For a form, go to, then click on forms.

– Registrar’s office


Center for People, Environment has new box number

The Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment has been assigned campus box number 9011, and will no longer use Box 9007. This change is effective immediately and includes the Upper Midwest Aerospace Consortium and the Earth System Science and Policy graduate program.

– Karen Katrinak, 777-2482, Northern Great Plains Center for People and the Environment



Register for Rec Sports

The University Wellness Center registration deadlines for RecSports flag football, volleyball, wiffle ball, and sand volleyball tournament are Thursday, Sept. 1 and cross-country Thursday, Sept. 8.

All RecSports events are open to faculty, staff, and students; to register go to Registration is open for teams, free agents, and individuals with varying costs per event. RecSports events are organized recreational sports leagues that allow the University community to participate in a variety of team, dual, and individual sports. Competition exists, but the real focus of RecSports events is health and exercise, social interaction, stress reduction, sportsmanship, and teamwork.

– Wellness Center



Museum shop holds sale

The Museum Shop, located in the North Dakota Museum of Art has extended the end-of-summer sale. Most merchandise has been marked down 20 to 40 percent with an additional membership and volunteer discount of 10 percent. All in-stock jewelry has been marked down 20 percent which includes pieces created by local artists. A large variety of adult and children’s books are still available. Many home décor items, including candles, pillows, soaps, mirrors, vases and glassware have been marked 30 to 40 percent off. All holiday ornaments and gifts are 40 percent off. Stop by and treat yourself or stock up on gifts at great prices! If you have any questions please call 777-4195.

– North Dakota Museum of Art


Employees can receive discounted cell phone service

UND employees can receive a 15 percent discount on Cellular One service, with plans that start at $30 per month.

Customers may receive this discount on up to two lines of service on qualifying rate plans. A 24-month contract is required.

To order, call Lisa Duckstad, 218-289-0020,

— Telecommunications

University Relations
University of North Dakota
411 Twamley Hall
Box 7144
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Tel: (701) 777-2731
Fax: (701) 777-4616