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ISSUE: Volume 42, Number 2: September 3, 2004
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TOP STORIES
President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Oct. 13
Volunteer recruitment day is Sept. 2
London visitor will discuss exchange program
Space studies will host star parties
Fall leadership workshop series begins Sept. 8
Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos
Help the Center for Innovation celebrate 20 years
ND EPSCoR state conference held in Grand Forks
Graduate committee meets Sept. 13
Doctoral examination set for Richard Zaruba
Celebrate new applied economics master’s Sept. 15
Schedule listed for Pro Musica
All invited to attend third annual Beyond Boundaries Conference: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning
Mary Wiper Day set for Oct. 6 (please note correction)
Saturday recruiting events listed
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 20 through Oct. 1
 
ANNOUNCEMENTS
ADA advisory meetings open to all
Memorial Union offers telephone event line
UND pre-school children's music classes offered
Counseling center lists new hours
Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory study
35mm cameras sought
Volunteers sought for parenting study
Labor Day holiday hours listed for Chester Fritz Library, Law library, ITSS, and Memorial Union
 
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President Kupchella will give “State of the University” address Oct. 13

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

 

Volunteer recruitment day is Sept. 2

Volunteer Bridge and DOVS, Directors of Volunteer Services, are hosting the annual volunteer recruitment day Thursday, Sept. 2, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union. Twenty-eight agencies will be available for students, staff, and faculty to visit about volunteer opportunities in the Greater Grand Forks community and on the UND campus. The Volunteer Bridge and DOVS information table will be located by the main door to the Loading Dock at the Memorial Union. Agencies will have tables set up in the Loading Dock and in the conference rooms on the second floor. Everyone is invited.

– Linda Rains, coordinator of volunteer services and programming, Memorial Union.

 

London visitor will discuss exchange program

The international programs office will host Carol Watts, the course director for Birkbeck College, University of London, on Tuesday, Sept. 7. Study abroad at Birkbeck College in London has been an option a number of UND students have taken in the past few years, and a good number of our students have spent a semester studying there.

Carol Watts has lectured in the English department at Birkbeck College since 1989. She received a B.A. and M.A. in English and American literature from the University of Warwick, and a D.Phil from Oxford University. Her publications include a book on the modernist writer Dorothy Richardson and articles on film, eighteenth-century literature and culture, and topics in cultural theory (including, recently, the death of Princess Diana). She is currently working on a book on the imperial culture of the 1760s, with particular reference to Sterne’s Tristram Shandy.

Faculty or staff who would like to meet with Dr. Watts are asked to contact one of the education abroad advisors, Jen Aasvestad, 777-4756, jenniferaasvestad@mail.und.nodak.edu; or Beth Eslinger, betheslinger@mail.und.nodak.edu, 777-3301; or the director of international programs, Ray Lagasse, 777-2938, Raymond.lagasse@mail.und.nodak.edu.

— Ray Lagasse, director, international programs.

 

Space studies will host star parties

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

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

Please call me at 777-4896 with any questions.

– Paul Hardersen, assistant professor, space studies.

 

Fall leadership workshop series begins Sept. 8

The fall 2004 leadership workshop series will be held Wednesdays at 3 p.m. from Sept. 8 to Oct. 20 in the Badlands Room at the Memorial Union. The schedule follows:

Sept. 8: “The Art of Caring Leadership,” Gordon Henry, vice president emeritus of student affairs;

Sept. 15: “Things I Wish I Had Known About Being a Leader Before I Became One,” Bob Boyd, vice president for student and outreach services;

Sept. 29: “Diversity and Leadership,” to be announced;

Oct. 6: “Thinking Outside the Box,” Steve Edwards;

Oct. 13: “The Art of Having Difficult Conversations,” Dan Bjerkness;

Oct. 20: “Volunteering — One Step Closer to Your New Career.”

All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend any part of the series, and we ask that faculty and staff inform their students of the upcoming presentations. The series is offered free of charge and pre-registration is not necessary.
It is sponsored by the Memorial Union Center for Student Involvement and Leadership. Call 777-2898 for further information.

– Jenni Glick, project coordinator for leadership development.

 

Lecture will discuss Sitting Bull photos

The Indian Studies department is sponsoring Markus Lindner, who will present “Family, Politics and Show Business – The Photographs of Sitting Bull,” 3 to 5 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 9, in 116 Merrifield Hall. Lindner, a doctoral student in cultural anthropology at Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University, works freelance at the Museum der Weltkulteren, Frankfurt, Germany. He received his M.A. in 2000 with a thesis on pictorial representations of Sitting Bull, on which his lecture is based. He is now working on his doctoral thesis about tourism on the Standing Rock Reservation.
The Hunkpapa Lakota generally known as Sitting Bull (1831-1890) is one of the most notorious Native Americans of all times. In his time, he was among the most photographed Native Americans – a fact made even more remarkable considering that most of the pictures were taken during the 1880s. The historical and ethnographic analysis of his collection, however, has lagged far behind Sitting Bull’s popularity. This lecture will present all known photographs of Sitting Bull with their historical background – the last years of Sitting Bull’s life between the exile in Canada, Buffalo Bill’s “Wild West,” the negotiation of the “Great Sioux Agreement,” and the Ghost Dance.
Please join us.

– Indian Studies.

 

Help the Center for Innovation celebrate 20 years

Join us Thursday, Sept. 9, as we celebrate 20 years of innovation and entrepreneurship at the Center for Innovation. The birthday open house will be held at the Skalicky Tech Incubator from 4 to 6 p.m.

During the birthday celebration you’ll have an opportunity to visit with the center staff, learn about the center, share some birthday cake and take a hard hat tour of the new construction on the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center.
For more information, please visit www.innovators.net. Everyone is welcome.

– Center for Innovation.

 

ND EPSCoR state conference held in Grand Forks

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

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

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

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

— Richard Schultz, ND EPSCoR.

 

Graduate committee meets Sept. 13

The graduate committee will not meet Monday, Sept. 6, due to the Labor Day holiday. The committee will meet Monday, Sept. 13, at 3:05 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall, for strategic planning.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Doctoral examination set for Richard Zaruba

The final examination for Richard A. Zaruba, a candidate for the Ph.D. degree with a major in anatomy and cell biology, is set for 1 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, in Room B710, School of Medicine and Health Sciences. The dissertation title is “The Characterization and Distribution of Renshaw Cells in the Rat Spinal Cord.” Patrick Carr (anatomy and cell biology) is the committee chair.

The public is invited to attend.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Celebrate new applied economics master’s Sept. 15

Please join us in celebrating the new Master of Science in Applied Economics program Wednesday, Sept. 15, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Remarks will be given by President Charles Kupchella, Dean Joseph Benoit, Dean Dennis Elbert, and Lloyd Blackwell. Refreshments will be provided.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Schedule listed for Pro Musica

Pro Musica will hold its third season this year. The series brings together local, national, and international performers to benefit the Aeolian-Skinner organ at the First Presbyterian Church. All income is used to restore the organ, which is used by the University for teaching and performance. The schedule follows; all concerts are at 7:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church, 5555 South Washington St.

Sept. 16, NDSU Faculty Brass Quintet; Oct. 21, UND music faculty; Dec. 2, Donilyn Bergman, violinist; Jan. 27, Grand Cities Children’s Choirs; March 3, Howard and Frances Karp, pianists; May 5, Andrew Unsworth, organist.

Tickets are available at the door: $15 for general admission, $5 for students, $30 family special. Season tickets are $75 for general admission and $25 for students. Please consider donating a season UND student ticket for $25. Please send checks to Organ Fund, First Presbyterian Church, 5555 S. Washington St., Grand Forks, ND 58201.
Enjoy the concerts and be an “organ donor” for Grand Forks!

– Christopher Anderson, music.

 

All invited to attend third annual Beyond Boundaries Conference: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning

The third annual Beyond Boundaries Conference: Integrating Technology into Teaching and Learning, will be held Thursday and Friday, Sept. 23 and 24, in the Memorial Union.
Keynote addresses are:

“Beginning the Third Decade: From Great Aspirations to Assessment and Accountability,” by Kenneth C. Green, founder/director, The Campus Computing Project, Encino, Calif. The arrival of microcomputers in the early 1980s launched two decades of great aspirations for the role of information technology in higher education. The literature provides a paper trail (now a digital trail) documenting the aspirations, expectations, and even the occasional follies regarding the role and trajectory of IT in the campus community. The third decade of the much discussed “computer revolution in higher education” marks an important transition from aspirations to assessments and accountability in which the campus community will have to document the impact and benefit of IT on teaching and learning, on campus services and on operations. Learn what’s ahead and what to expect in the “third decade.”

“Why Bother with Instructional Technologies?” by David Lassner, chief information officer, University of Hawaii, Honolulu. It is very easy to integrate technology into a course. It is harder to understand and demonstrate why our faculty and institutions should bother. This presentation shows how technology can help faculty and their institutions address the compelling challenges in higher education today: extending access to underserved populations, improving student outcomes with accountability and reducing costs. Or all of the above!

For a full schedule, visit www.beyondboundaries.info. You may also download a copy of the Beyond Boundaries registration brochure from the Beyond Boundaries web site.

Full conference registration is $100 (includes materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, evening reception and access to the exhibit hall) if you register on or before Friday, Sept. 17. Student fees are $50. Space is limited, so register early. Registration forms are now available at www.beyondboundaries.info. You may register online or call UND office of conference services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663 (toll free) to register with a credit card. UND interdepartmental billings are accepted. Please complete the registration form, the ID billing form and send both forms to conference services at campus box 9021.

The conference is sponsored by the University of North Dakota, PeopleSoft and Blackboard.
For more information, contact the office of conference services at 777-2663 or 866-579-2663, or e-mail conferences@mail.und.nodak.edu (attn: Beyond Boundaries).

– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services.

 

Mary Wiper Day set for Oct. 6 (Please note correction)

Mary Wiper, who was employed by the Sierra Club in New Mexico, was killed by lightning while hiking with friends in Colorado. We would like to commemorate the many ways she affected us with her warm spirit, her commitment to social change, and her deep love for the world around us.

We’ve been thinking of taking Wednesday, Oct. 6, as a time to come together to celebrate her life and achievements. Some activities that have been suggested for Mary Wiper Day are dedication of a bench in her name at the Soaring Eagle Prairie, a community supper at the International Centre where everyone who wishes may speak of who she was to them, an activity in her honor such as walking to work that day instead of driving. We aren’t seeking suggestions (we have plenty of ideas of our own) but participation, particularly from people who knew her and who we don’t know about. 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 Allegro, and more.

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

 

Saturday recruiting events listed

Enrollment services appreciates your willingness to participate in the recruitment activities that are planned throughout the year. As you plan your year’s activities, please consider this summary of the main Saturday events for which your assistance is requested. Please mark your calendars – more specific details will precede each event. You’ll notice that our Saturday large-group activities are focused around just three weekends throughout the year in an attempt to minimize extra workload for faculty and staff.
Saturday recruitment events:

Oct. 9, fall open house (audience: mainly high school seniors); Jan. 29, spring open house (audience: mainly high school juniors and transfer students); April 9, transfer student getting started, hosted by student academic services (audience: transfer students needing advisement and course registration).

Thanks for your assistance.

– Kenton Pauls, director of enrollment services.

 

U2 workshops listed for Sept. 20 through Oct. 1

Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 20 through Oct. 1. 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.

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. 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., Badlands Room, Memorial Union. Fee: $20 (includes materials and refreshments). This workshop will help you to identify the barriers to having difficult conversations and what works and doesn’t. Participants will learn to identify whether or not a conversation is necessary, what timing works best and new skills for the beginning, middle, and end of difficult conversations. Presenters: Dan Bjerknes and Kristine Paranica.

Access XP, Beginning: Sept. 27, 29 and Oct. 1, 9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Introduces Access and relational databases. Create a database, work with tables, queries, forms, reports, and establish relationships. Presenter: Maria Saucedo

Performance Evaluations and Progressive Discipline: Sept. 28, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. Supervisors will learn the fundamentals of conducting honest, fair, and consistent evaluations and receive guidelines for using a progressive discipline system. Presenter: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Annual Reporting Update: Sept. 28, 10 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II. This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with the web application for submitting annual reports via the web template, as well as previewing and printing the web report. This hands-on workshop is a repeat from last year to give employees who will be involved with annual reporting the opportunity to become acquainted with the available web template and various reports. There have been some slight additions/revisions to the template so some of the material will be new. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams.

The Basics of IRB Review: Sept. 28, 1 to 4 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. All researchers planning to conduct human subject research are required to complete training. The workshop covers research ethics, federal regulations, and UND policies regarding human subject research. It will also review the Institutional Review Board (IRB) forms and procedures. The workshop will include two case studies, a quiz, and time for questions. Presenter: Renee Carlson
Diversity in the Workplace: Sept. 29, 8:30 to 10 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Are you prepared for the emerging changes in the workforce and in the provision of products and services? As the workplace becomes increasingly global, management and employees are faced with complex cultural issues that are not easily resolved. A multi-ethnic workforce creates surprising and often unforeseen problems that require delicate handling to keep valuable employees happy and productive. Via the Web, an organization can target its products and services to virtually any market: African Americans, Hispanics, Native Americans, baby boomers, gays, older people, soccer moms, etc. These diverse groups have identifiable needs and increasing buying power. Today’s successful organizations actively avoid discrimination based on race, age, gender, ethnic background, religion or sexual orientation. This presentation will make you more aware and sensitive to the cultural diversity of the modern workplace.

Themes and objectives:
• To identify existing and emerging diversities in the workplace
• To understand cultural dynamics in the workplace
• To learn to respond to cultural diversity in the a positive manner.

Presenter: Chuck Motis, St. Alexius EAP.

Defensive Driving: Sept. 29, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from your driving record. Presenter: Mark Johnson.

Prescription Drug Abuse: Sept. 29, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Most people take prescribed medications responsibly. However the abuse of prescription drugs is a serious public health problem that has been around for a long time. It is a problem that not only affects the young and elderly, but is also becoming an increasing problem due to employee impairment in the workplace. This presentation will discuss how to safeguard you and your family members against becoming addicted to prescription drugs. It will also help you to identify signs of prescription drug abuse in the home, community and work environments.

This presentation meets North Dakota Workforce Safety and Insurance Risk Management Program requirements for Substance Abuse Training for Supervisors.

Themes and objectives:
• To identify the most commonly abused prescribed medications
• To understand factors contributing to prescription drug abuse
• To learn how to deal with prescription drug abuse

Presenter: Chuck Motis, St. Alexius EAP.

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

 
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ANNOUNCEMENTS
 

ADA advisory meetings open to all

Faculty and staff who would like to participate in UND’s Americans with Disabilities (ADA) advisory committee may contact the affirmative action office at 777-4171. The committee meets the third Thursday of every month from 3 to 4 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The campus community is welcome to attend any and all meetings.

– Phyllis Vold, affirmative action specialist.

 

Memorial Union offers telephone event line

For the convenience of our patrons, the Memorial Union has installed a telephone event line for meetings/events that are scheduled in the Memorial Union. Call 777-0369 to learn about events, times, and rooms.

The event line is available Monday through Thursday; Friday will also include weekend events. The recording will be updated daily between 7:30 and 8 a.m., Monday through Friday.

The event line telephone number is 777-0369. If you have questions please call the central scheduling office at 777-3928.

– Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

 

UND pre-school children’s music classes offered

The UND community music program is again offering Musiktanz classes for children ages 15 months through kindergarten. Musiktanz is a curriculum developed by Dr. Lorna Lutz Heyge, an internationally recognized author and early childhood music educator. She is the founder of Kindermusik and author of the early childhood curriculum, “Cycle of Seasons.” In the Musiktanz program the teacher acts as a role model to assist the parents/caregivers in working musically with their children. The parents/caregivers attend the children’s lessons and participate with them in classes which comprise a variety of developmentally appropriate musical activities involving singing, moving, playing, creating, and listening. Emphasis in these classes is on having fun while building musical skills and developing a love of music. Moreover, research has shown that participation in such programs may improve skills tied to academic success as well.
Level I (ages 15 months to 3 years) meets at 6 p.m. Monday nights. Level II (ages 3 years to kindergarten) meets at 6:30 p.m. Monday nights. Both classes meet for a half hour 12 times during the semester in 258 Hughes Fine Arts Center starting Sept. 20. They are taught by Teri Preston, an experienced teacher. Cost for each level is $65 per semester.

For more information call 777-2830.

– Barbara Lewis, associate professor of music.

 

Counseling center lists new hours

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

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

For an appointment call 777-2127 or visit 200 McCannel Hall (just behind Memorial Union). Walk-in times (urgent issues, no appointment necessary) are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.

Wellness is your key to academic success; UCC is here to do its part.

– Erik Mansager, University Counseling Center.

 

Volunteers sought for nutrition/memory study

In collaboration with James Penland of the Grand Forks USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and Patricia Moulton of the UND Center for Rural Health, we are recruiting younger adults, age 21 to 35, and older adults, age 60 to 80, to participate in a study of the effects of nutritional status on age differences in memory performance. The study takes about three hours to complete. The testing will occur at the Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks. You will be paid $25 for your participation.

Your scores will be completely confidential and will not be associated with your name; you will be given a subject number and your name will not be used. Participation will be limited to those without any previous history of a stroke, multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. If you are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in finding out more about the study, please call Brian VanFossen at 777-9925.

– Tom Petros, professor of psychology.

 

35mm cameras sought

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

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

– Lynda Kenney, technology department.

 

Volunteers sought for parenting study

We are seeking single mothers, who have never been married, divorced, separated, or widowed, of children age 3, 4, and 5 to participate in a study on parenting. Participation takes less than one hour, and involves completion of questionnaires about parenting. Mothers will be compensated $5 for their time. Call Matt Myrvik at 777-4348 for information.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Matt Myrvik, psychology graduate student.

 

Labor Day holiday hours listed

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

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

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

– Karen Cloud, Chester Fritz Library.

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

– Jane Oakland, Thormodsgard Law Library.

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

— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

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

— Marsha Nelson, Memorial Union.

 
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UNIVERSITY LETTER is published weekly (bi-weekly during the summer) and distributed at no charge to members of the University community. It is also available electronically online at http://www.und.edu/dept/our/uletter. All articles submitted for publication should be labeled “University Letter” and must reach the editor by 1 p.m. Tuesday. Electronic submissions may be sent to jan_orvik@mail.und.nodak.edu or Fax to 777-4616. Attachments to University Letter require approval of the editor and an account number. University Letter is issued by the UND Office of University Relations, Jan Orvik, editor, Box 7144, 411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731.

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University Relations
411 Twamley Hall
University of North Dakota
Grand Forks, ND 58202
Phone: 701-777-2731