EDA grant for Entrepreneur Center
Gov. John Hoeven, along with University of North Dakota
(UND) and U.S. Department of Commerce Economic Development
Administration (EDA) officials, has announced the approval
of a $750,000 public works grant to the UND Center for Innovation
Foundation of Grand Forks.
The federal EDA grant will be used to complete construction
of the new Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center, a $3.8 million
multi-tenant lab and office facility for entrepreneurs in
the UND Tech Park. The 20,000-square-foot tech incubator
will be located adjacent to the current Skalicky Tech Incubator
that was built in 1996. The Center for Innovation will operate
“The EDA investment of $750,000 for the new Entrepreneur
Center will help emerging tech entrepreneurs create high-quality,
better-paying jobs for students, graduates and residents
of North Dakota,” Hoeven said. “Leveraging these
federal funds with our Centers of Excellence funding commitment
will drive a more vibrant economy for our state and enhance
excellence in education on our campuses.”
Additional funds committed to the project include $1.75
million from Duraflex entrepreneur Ray Rude of Stanley,
N.D., and $500,000 from aerospace entrepreneur James Ray
of Sun Valley, Idaho.
As the North Dakota economy and job base become more focused
on technology and innovation, a second tech incubator on
the UND campus increases in value. “This new facility
will play a key role in boosting the growing entrepreneur
community in North Dakota,” said Bob Olson, Director
of the Denver Regional Office EDA. “The economy will
become even more diverse with high-tech, high-growth ventures
that team up with the talent and technology at UND, and
the EDA is pleased to support these kinds of efforts.”
Construction on the facility began April 21 and will be
completed by year-end. Upon completion, the facility is
expected to support 15-20 new startups each year creating
employment for 260 to 400 people over the next seven years.
“The EDA investment in this second tech incubator
means North Dakota will have state-of-the-art infrastructure
to support innovation and tech entrepreneurs,” said
Bruce Gjovig, Director and Entrepreneur Coach for the Center
for Innovation. “The Entrepreneur Center will have
new capabilities that our current tech incubator does not,
including a wet lab for biotech and engineering entrepreneurs,
server farm for IT entrepreneurs, and private space for
those entrepreneurs dealing with sensitive intellectual
There is also a James C. Ray Idea Lab planned that will
offer state-of–the-art web casting, videoconferencing
and conference space dedicated to the innovation and entrepreneurship
process. The center will be an entrepreneur community space
for emerging and successful entrepreneurs, their advisors
and private investors, Gjovig said.
The Center for Innovation Foundation is a public, non-profit
foundation that is managed by a board of trustees made up
of successful entrepreneurs. The foundation serves as a
link between successful entrepreneurs and the Center for
Innovation and its Tech Incubators to encourage and foster
new ventures, tech entrepreneurship and private investment
in the region.
Charles Kupchella, UND president, said, “With this
$750,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce Economic
Development Administration, we continue to round out a partnership
involving the university, state government, federal government
and the private sector. The private sector takes the form
of both the established private sector in the form of the
impetus provided by Mr. Ray Rude and Mr. James Ray, and
the emerging private sector that the Center for Innovation
is here to support.
“The Ina Mae Rude Center will long stand as an example
of what can be done through partnerships between and among
individuals and organizations having a common goal. It will
also obviously provide support for innovation, commercialization
and economic development long into the future.”
The Center for Innovation helps entrepreneurs, students
and researchers launch new ventures, technologies and products;
develop business and marketing plans; access the talent
at UND; and secure sources of venture financing. It manages
the Skalicky Technology Incubator which hosts 18 entrepreneur
ventures employing about 80 people, half with advanced degrees.
The center also was among the first technology and manufacturing
entrepreneur outreach centers in the nation, and has helped
launch more than 380 new ventures and technologies since
it was formed in 1984. The Center for Innovation has received
four national awards for achievement and excellence in technology
EDA serves as a venture capital resource to meet the economic
development needs of distressed communities throughout the
United States. EDA’s mission is to lead the federal
economic development agenda by promoting innovation and
competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and
success in the worldwide economy.
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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 of the Ina Mae Rude Entrepreneur Center.
For more information please visit www.innovators.net. Everyone
– Center for Innovation.
commemorate Sept. 11
Monday, Sept. 13, at 11 a.m., a ceremony will take place
in which President Kupchella, Vice President for Student
and Outreach Services Bob Boyd, and Student Body President
Jordan Schuetzle will speak.
The ceremony, which will take place in front of the Memorial
Union by the flagpoles will commemorate those lost in the
Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, and those troops deployed
It is open to everyone. If you have any questions, please
contact Jessie Thorson at 777-3135 or 777-4377.
-- Student government.
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.
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.
holds intro to meditation
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., will
hold an introduction to meditation session Sunday, Sept.
12, 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 will follow.
– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.
meets Sept. 13
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Sept. 13, from
3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include:
1. Approval of minutes.
2. Change in program requirements for occupational therapy.
3. Appointment of member to the classroom and scheduling
4. Strategic planning.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
Items for sale
to public on bids
The University is offering for sale to the public on a
sealed, high-bid basis the following: older computer equipment
and other miscellaneous items. They may be seen at the central
receiving warehouse on the southwest corner of the University
campus. Bids will be taken between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m., Monday
through Thursday, Sept. 13-16.
– Lee Sundby and Evelyn Albrecht, central receiving.
On Teaching discussion
series begins Sept. 14
The On Teaching faculty lunch discussion series gets under
way Tuesday, Sept. 14, with a session on “Engaging
Students in Large Classes.” Featured presenters will
be Jim Antes (psychology), Brett Goodwin (biology), and
Mark Jendrysik (political science).
The session will be held from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in the
Memorial Room, Memorial Union. All faculty are welcome.
To register and reserve a free box lunch, call Jana Hollands,
777-4998, by noon Friday, Sept. 10.
Topics and dates for other fall sessions are:
s Wednesday, Sept. 29, noon to 1 p.m., “Problem-Based
Learning: Examples from UND.”
s Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., “How to
Win a Teaching Award.”
s Tuesday, Nov. 2, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., “Creating
s Wednesday, Nov. 17, noon to 1 p.m., “What Makes
a Good Graduate Advisor?”
— Libby Rankin, instructional development, 777-4233.
applied economics master’s Sept. 15
Please join us in celebrating the new Master’s 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
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
workshop series planned
The fall 2004 leadership workshop series will be held Wednesdays
at 3 p.m. through Oct. 20 in the Badlands Room at the Memorial
Union. The schedule follows:
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. 22: "What is Leadership?" Tony Trimarco,
director, Memorial Union;
Sept. 29: “Diversity and Leadership,” to be
Oct. 6: “Thinking Outside the Box,” Steve Edwards;
Oct. 13: “The Art of Having Difficult Conversations,”
Oct. 20: “Volunteering - One Step Closer to Your
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
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
Panel will discuss
higher ed leadership
“What You Don’t Know About Higher Ed Leadership:
And How to Find Out,” a lunch panel presentation by
the 2003-04 participants in the President’s Issues
in Higher Education Leadership Seminar, is set for 12:30
to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 16, in the Badlands Room, Memorial
Union. The panel, composed of Joan Hawthorne, Mark Jendrysik,
Laura Driscoll, Sherrie Fleshman, Jean Chen, and Cindy Juntunen,
will discuss challenges and opportunities in higher education
leadership. You are particularly encouraged to attend if
you are thinking about applying for the 2004-05 Issues in
Higher Education Seminar. Box lunches will be provided to
those who sign up by Monday, Sept. 13.
– Victoria Beard, associate provost.
Higher ed board
meets Sept. 16-17
The State Board of Higher Education will meet Thursday
and Friday, Sept. 16-17, at Lake Region State College, Devils
Lake. An agenda is posted several days before the meeting
at www.ndus.edu under State Board of Higher Education.
– Jan Orvik, editor.
Tour de Forks,
Sharon Lambeth walk/run set for Sept. 19
The Tour de Forks Bike Ride and Sharon Lambeth 5K Memorial
Walk/Run is scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 19. Opening ceremonies
are set to begin at 1:30 p.m. with the biking and the 5K
walk/run to follow. All events will start and finish at
Lions Park (adjacent to Century Elementary) in Grand Forks.
Cost for the event is $20 for adults, $10 for students,
and the family rate is $50. Each participant will receive
a commemorative T-shirt. Proceeds from the Tour de Forks
support the Grand Forks Breast Cancer Coalition.
All funds raised in support of the Breast Cancer Coalition
are used to pay for mammography services. Grand Forks Breast
Cancer Coalition provides mammograms to women ages 40 and
50 who have no health insurance or cannot afford to pay
for a mammogram. If need for assistance is established,
a woman pays only $5 for her mammogram.
Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women.
Over 200,000 new breast cancer cases are diagnosed each
year in the United States. In the U.S. today, there are
more than two million breast cancer survivors, and every
woman is at risk.
Registration forms are available at Altru’s WorkLife
Center, UND Family Practice Center and Student Health Center.
For more information, contact Megan Johnston at email@example.com,
Julie Jeske at 780-2444, or log on to www.altru.org.
— Jan Orvik, editor, for Megan Johnston, medical
From space to
seniors: faculty lecture will focus on bone changes in microgravity
A biological and medical perspective on bone changes in
space, with possible implications to understanding bone
changes here on Earth, is the topic of the first speaker
in the 2004-05 faculty lecture series.
Warren Jensen, associate professor of aviation in the Odegard
School of Aerospace Sciences, will deliver “Bone Physiology
in Microgravity Conditions: A Discussion of Limiting Factors
in Human Exploration,” Tuesday, Sept. 21, 4:30 p.m.
in the Memorial Union Lecture Bowl. A 4 p.m. reception precedes
The alteration of bone mass under low gravity affect astronauts
who participate in any space-faring mission that leaves
this third rock from the sun. Practically every mission
from the Earth — from low-earth orbit to extended
missions, such as years worth of traveling to Mars —
is affected by a change in bone mass.
“The more we understand the physiology of bone metabolism,
the more we understand how to potentially slow the process
of bone loss,” said Jensen. His findings come from
research performed on NASA astronauts, such as those that
participated in the shuttle program. “Reversing bone
mass loss is very difficult,” Jensen said. “Learning
about the deterioration of bones in space will be important
for the continuation of human space exploration.”
Moreover, understanding the effect of microgravity on bones
may help in learning about ailments found here on Earth.
Osteoporosis, a major health problem with the elderly, is
a progressive loss of bone density. Since astronauts encounter
a significant degree of bone loss in space, space researchers
like Jensen could add light to current medical and scientific
The UND faculty lecture series is planned by Chester Fritz
Distinguished Professors, who hold UND’s highest honor
for faculty. The series is funded by the office of the president.
Jensen was born in Grafton, N.D., but raised near the Canadian
border, in Cavalier. He started his formal education at
the University of North Dakota with a program in pre-medicine,
went to medical school at the University of California,
and then practiced medicine in Cavalier as a resident. Before
he came back to UND to teach, he participated in aerospace
medicine residency training with NASA.
holds “Just Desserts” fundraiser concert Sept.
The Grand Forks Master Chorale, under the direction of
Michael Weber, will start its 22nd season with its annual
fundraising “Just Desserts” concert, Tuesday,
Sept. 21, 7 p.m., North Dakota Museum of Art.
The Master Chorale will offer a glimpse of its upcoming
season with an evening of sumptuous desserts, light entertainment
and a raffle of prizes, including tickets (in some cases
season tickets) to the Chester Fritz Auditorium, Empire
Arts Center, Fire Hall Community Theatre, Grand Forks Master
Chorale, Greater Grand Symphony Orchestra, North Dakota
Museum of Art, UND Department of Music, UND Department of
Theatre, two chances to win a concert by 4bLoWzErO; various
packages from King’s Walk, Manvel River’s Edge,
Ray Richards Golf Course, and a golf package with golf balls,
tees, sports towels and golf umbrella from Jim Donahue and
American Family Insurance; earrings from Badman Arts; gift
cards or certificates from Grizzly’s and Eagle’s
Nest; various stay packages from Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday
Inn, Lakeview Inn & Suites, Holiday Inn and Seven Clans
Casino and Water Park; and other prizes.
To order tickets, send your name, the number of tickets
you want, and your phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Grand Forks Master Chorale schedule for the rest of
the year includes:
Sept. 21 — “Just Desserts” concert at
the North Dakota Museum of Art, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Oct. 31 — “Saints and Sinners” fall concert
at Wesley United Methodist Church, 7 p.m.
Dec 11 — Christmas Concert at United Lutheran Church
with the Grand Cities Children’s Choir.
Dec. 12 — Christmas Concert at United Lutheran Church
with the Grand Cities Children’s Choir.
March 5 – Masterworks Concert, Fargo/Moorhead.
March 6 – Masterworks Concert at St. Michael’s
Catholic Church in Grand Forks.
April 21-24 — Concert with the Fargo-Moorhead Symphony,
NDSU Concert Hall.
May 8 – Spring Concert at the Masonic Center with
Red River High School.
The Grand Forks Master Chorale is supported through grants
from the North Dakota Council on the Arts, the City of Grand
Forks through a regranting program through the North Valley
Arts Council, and a partnership with Minnesota Public Radio.
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, Hawaii. It is 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
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 email@example.com
(attn: Beyond Boundaries).
– Jennifer Raymond, coordinator, conference services.
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 topper, she broke
the record for longest span of No. 1 hits by a female country
performer. Her string of No. 1 hits stretches 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. She 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.
Ticket prices are $69, $59, $45, and $35. They are also
available at 772-5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com.
— Ralph Engelstad Arena.
set for Wilmer Beachey
The final examination for Wilmer D. Beachey, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning:
higher education, is set for 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 27, in
Room 104, Education Building. The dissertation title is
“A Comparison of Problem-Based Learning and Traditional
Curricula in Baccalaureate Respiratory Therapy Education.”
Richard Landry (educational foundations and research) is
the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1
Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 27 through Oct. 1. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in September, October
and November. 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.
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:
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 workshop will 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 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, and 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
• To understand cultural dynamics in the workplace
• To learn to respond to cultural diversity in a positive
Presenter: Chuck Motis, St. Alexius Employee Assistance
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 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
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 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
• To understand factors contributing to prescription
• To learn how to deal with prescription drug abuse
Presenter: Chuck Motis, St. Alexius EAP.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
Within the University.
Conference will focus on children with special needs
The North Dakota Family Connections Fall Conference: When
Children Have Special Needs will be held at the Doublewood
Inn in Bismarck Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30, Oct.
1 and 2.
The conference seeks to strengthen new ties and enhance
family support by bringing together families with children
who have delays, disabilities and chronic mental or health
needs and the professionals who support those families.
It will include four pre-conference sessions, three keynote
addresses, roundtable discussions and over 20 concurrent
sessions throughout the three-day event.
Scheduled to present is Stanley D. Klein, a clinical psychologist,
educator, and founder/director of DisABILITIESBOOKS in Brookline,
Mass. He also serves as the series editor for the People
with Disabilities Press. Dr. Klein will present “Reflections
from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities
Want All Parents to Know,” which highlights essays
written by successful adults with many different disabilities,
including one essay by Pat Danielson from Grand Forks. The
essays describe something these adults wished their own
parents had read or been told while they were growing up.
Klein illustrates how successful adults who have lived the
disability experience can serve as role models and provide
essential information about the possibilities for children
Attorney Gary Thune, Pearce & Durick Law Firm, Bismarck,
and special education director Ralph Charley, Souris Valley
Special Services, Minot, will address the practical and
legal implications of Section 504 and I.D.E.A., and how
parents, educators and administrators need to work together
to provide education for all children in the 21st century.
Closing keynote speaker Sean Brotherson, extension family
science specialist, NDSU, Fargo, will discuss how fathers
play a special role in the life of a child with special
needs. He will cover practical ways for father to care for
and connect with children who have special needs.
Throughout the NDFC conference, participants will learn
new strategies, tools, processes, and programs that will
address family support issues. Topics include: early intervention,
intervention, education, building community, health care
and family support. More than 100 professionals and 50 families
from North Dakota and the surrounding area are expected
Families, educators, early interventionists, family support
specialists, social workers, childcare workers, child developmental
specialists, legislators, therapists, administrators, counselors
and other professionals who provide support to families
are encouraged to participate in this event. Continuing
education credits for educators, social workers, counselors
and CEUs will be available for additional fees (pending
Cost to attend the ND Family Connections Fall Conference
is just $50 (professional or family member) and $10 for
each additional family member. The early bird registration
deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 22. Space is limited so early
registration is encouraged.
To register or for more information, contact the North
Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at 1-800-233-1737
or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also visit the
Fall Family Connections website at for the most up to date
information and to register.
The conference is planned by Family Voices of ND, ND Federation
of Families for Children’s Mental Health, ND Association
for the Disabled, ND Center for Persons with Disabilities,
ND Department of Human Services, ND Department of Public
Instruction, ND Protection & Advocacy Project, ND State
Improvement Grant, Path ND, Inc., Pathfinder Family Center,
Inc., The Arc Upper Valley, UND Center for Rural Health
Family-to-Family Network and UND Office of Conference Services.
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.
begins 32nd season
The theatre arts department announces its 32nd season of
live theatre for campus and community with three main stage
productions at the Burtness Theatre. Celebrating a wide
diversity and range of drama – classical and contemporary
— plays include William Shakespeare’s All’s
Well That Ends Well, Metamorphoses by Mary Zimmerman, and
The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by
Paul Zindel. The season will also include two evenings of
10-minute plays, and a showcase production as part of the
underground theatre productions at the Burtness Lab Theatre.
All’s Well That Ends Well is a comedy that follows
sage, passionate, and witty women who guide the young Helena
in her quest for love and happiness. Is the ending happy?
This is one of the bard’s “problem plays”
for the audience to resolve. The season opener begins at
the Burtness Theatre Tuesday, Oct. 26, through Saturday,
Following Shakespeare is the recent Broadway hit Metamorphoses
by Mary Zimmerman. A pool of water will appear in the Lab
Theatre for this visually stunning adaptation of Ovid’s
tales of love. Updated with a humorous sensibility, these
myths offer a refreshing look at our contemporary lives.
Metamorphoses will run Tuesday, Feb. 22, through Saturday,
Feb. 26, in the Burtness Lab Theatre.
The season will close with the contemporary classic, The
Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds by Paul
Zindel. Running Tuesday, April 19, through Saturday, April
23, this play is a hauntingly beautiful story of a mother
raising two daughters in a community that rejected her as
a loon. The Effect of Gamma Rays on Man-in-the-Moon Marigolds
is a Pulitzer Prize-winning play about familial love, jealousy,
and one daughter’s hope for the future. The production
will be in the Burtness Theatre.
All performances start at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $12, or
$6 with a student I.D. Free reserved parking is available
on campus. For more information and reservations please
call the Burtness Theatre box office at 777-2587.
– Burtness Theatre.
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campus quality surveys
Faculty, staff, and administrators in the 11 North Dakota
state colleges and universities have been sent a campus
quality survey sponsored by the North Dakota University
System to obtain information for the December 2004 accountability
measures report. This report will provide information for
state policy makers, the North Dakota University System,
and our campus to continually improve the quality of education
and services. The UND institutional review board has approved
this study (Project Number: IRB-200408-031).
After the completed survey forms are collected at each
individual campus, they will be sent directly to Performance
Horizons for tabulations and report generation. Please be
assured that your responses will be held in confidence and
anonymity will be preserved. No individual’s response
will ever be identified in any report. If you have already
completed and returned the survey to us, please accept our
sincere thanks. If not, please take a few minutes and do
so now. While we know that this is a busy time of year,
we would like to ask for your help to complete the questionnaires
and return it in the self-addressed intercampus envelope
to us on or before Monday, Oct. 5.
If you have misplaced your survey form or have questions
about this project, please contact Jean Chen, assistant
director of institutional research, at 777-2265. Participation
from our faculty, staff, and administrators is very important
to the success of this study. Thank you in advance for your
– Carmen Williams, director, institutional research.
elects 2004-2005 leadership
Jim Grijalva (law) was elected 2004-2005 chair of the University
Senate at that body’s Sept. 2 meeting. The Senate
also elected Sue Jeno (physical therapy) as vice chair/chair
Dan Erickson (languages) and Susan Nelson (marketing) were
elected for two-year terms as faculty representatives on
the committee on committees. Jan Moen (sociology) was elected
to a two-year term as faculty representative, and Student
Body President Jordan Schuetzle was elected to a one-year
term as student representative on the Senate executive committee.
The executive committee, which establishes the agenda for
meetings of the University Senate and acts in the Senate’s
place when necessary between meetings, also includes new
chair Jim Grijalva, vice chair/chair elect Sue Jeno, secretary
Nancy Krogh (registrar), immediate past chair Walter Tschacher
(languages), Al Fivizzani (biology, now in the second year
of his two-year term as faculty representative), Tom Petros
(psychology) from UND’s delegation to the Council
of College Faculties, and Interim Provost Martha Potvin.
– Nancy Krogh, University registrar and secretary,
on developmental leave requests
Eligible faculty and staff who wish to apply for developmental
leave projects during the 2005-06 academic year may submit
proposals to the faculty member’s chair and dean or
the staff member’s administrative supervisor. Faculty
and staff who expect to submit an application should discuss
their plans with the appropriate supervisor(s) prior to
formally submitting a proposal. Developmental leaves are
funded from existing resources in the departments and colleges.
Developmental leave applications and copies of the State
Board of Higher Education Policy 701.2 governing developmental
leaves are available on the Office of Academic Affairs web
site, www.und.edu/dept/vpaa/acadaffr/AAForms.html. Please
consider the following before applying for a developmental
- At least six years of regular service should have elapsed
since one’s initial appointment or since the last
- A final report addressing the outcomes of the previous
leave must have been filed. These reports indicate the
likelihood the candidate can successfully accomplish the
proposed plan of work.
- A substantive tangible product is the ultimate expected
- The proposed project should not be the subject of an
earlier developmental leave.
- The proposed project should benefit significantly from,
or would not be possible without, the developmental leave.
- Developmental leaves to take place locally must clearly
address the reasons why the proposed work could not be
Preference will be given to proposals that:
- Involve significant travel elsewhere;
- Have some support (financial or otherwise) from another
source (or institution).
- Normally, a maximum of two faculty per academic department
may take leave concurrently.
- Requests for one year of support should normally involve
two consecutive semesters.
- Faculty who are on developmental leave should refrain
from participating in departmental governance and on committees.
- Faculty planning to apply for a developmental leave
should consult with the departmental chairperson and the
dean of the college before submitting a proposal.
Applications will be reviewed at the college and/or administrative
supervisory level. All proposals are due in the Office of
the Vice President for Academic Affairs on or before Nov.
15. The applications will also be reviewed by the Council
of Deans, the provost, and the president. Final approval
of the proposals must await the approval by the State Board
of Higher Education of UND’s 2005-06 salary budget.
– Martha Potvin, interim provost and vice president
of academic affairs.
Student health service has met all the criteria for laboratory
accreditation by COLA, a national healthcare accreditation
organization. Accreditation is given only to laboratories
which apply rigid standards of quality in day-to-day operations,
demonstrate continued accuracy in the performance of proficiency
testing, and pass a rigorous on-site laboratory survey.
Student Health Service has earned COLA accreditation as
a result of a long-term commitment to provide quality service
to students on the campus.
COLA is a non-profit physician-directed organization promoting
quality and excellence in medicine and patient care through
programs of voluntary education, achievement, and accreditation.
Approved by the federal government, it is sponsored by
the American Medical Association, the American College of
Physicians-American Society of Internal Medicine, the College
of American Pathologists, the American Academy of Family
Physicians, and the American Osteopathic Association.
– Student health service.
faculty/staff directory forms
Please return faculty/staff directory forms. It is important
for cross-campus communication that employee names be included
in the UND Directory with office and department addresses
and telephone numbers. Directory forms for the 2005 Directory
of Faculty, Staff and Students were sent to all departments.
Additional forms are available at University Relations,
411 Twamley Hall, 777-2731, or at www.und.edu/dept/our/directory
The deadline for returning forms is Friday, Sept. 10; the
new directory will be sold across campus starting in the
second week of October. Thanks for your assistance.
- University relations.
Truman Scholarship opportunity
Juniors interested in a career in public service at the
federal, state, or local level are urged to apply for the
2005 Harry S. Truman Scholarship. The scholarship award
covers eligible educational expenses up to $30,000 for the
senior year and up to three years of graduate study. While
students majoring in political science and other social
sciences are encouraged to apply, so are juniors majoring
in other areas. Examples of other disciplines that could
lead to a career in public service include chemistry, engineering,
foreign languages, mathematics, and computer science.
The University has had 10 Truman Scholars since the establishment
of the scholarship in 1977. Previous UND winners have gone
on to study at prestigious graduate and professional schools
such as Harvard, Michigan, Minnesota, and Syracuse.
Students who are interested in applying for this scholarship
should contact Mark Jendrysik, associate professor of political
science and public administration, 265 Gamble Hall, for
information. Call 777-3540 or e-mail email@example.com.
Prospective applicants should also see the Truman Scholarship
Foundation’s web site at www.truman.gov for additional
Join a fall faculty
Faculty study seminars (FSS) offer an opportunity for faculty
to meet with a small group of colleagues sharing an interest
in teaching and learning. Each group is organized around
a recent book, provided for participants by the Office of
Instructional Development. Groups typically meet four times
during a semester, first for a planning session, and then
to discuss readings at a pace and on a schedule determined
by group members. Study seminars for Fall 2004 are:
What the Best College Teachers Do by Ken Bain
There are lots of books on effective teaching, but few
of them are really outstanding. This new book from Harvard
University Press is one of the best books on teaching we’ve
come across recently. The jacket copy describes the book
What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors
students remember long after graduation? This book, the
conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred
college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities,
offers valuable answers for all educators.
In stories both humorous and touching, Ken Bain describes
examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students’
discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential.
What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of
insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned
The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice
of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning by James
Zull, professor of biology and director of the teaching
center at Case Western Reserve University, begins by pointing
out that “learning is about biology.” This fact
has tantalized educators but failed–until recently–to
result in much in the way of knowledge that’s applicable
in the classroom. This new book offers food for thought
to those who are interested in applying science to the problems
of learning, and it does so in language that’s accessible
to the non-scientist. Zull intersperses brain biology with
anecdotes about real students, which he uses to illustrate
brain-learning connections. Understanding the biology of
learning, Zull believes, could help faculty see why favorite
strategies work and make simple changes that would further
To sign up for one of these faculty study seminars, contact
Joan Hawthorne at firstname.lastname@example.org or 777-6381.
Mention the book you’d like to read, and include a
copy of your fall semester schedule. Your group will begin
meeting later this month.
– Joan Hawthorne, coordinator, Writing Across the
offers telephone event line. Please note correct number
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.
Old Main Marketplace
will open in October at the Union
Old Main Marketplace, the new dining services food court,
is on track to open the first week of October in the Memorial
Anchored by two franchises, A&W All American Food and
Sbarro Pizzeria, the marketplace will offer a remodeled
environment with an emphasis on quick service and wide variety.
In addition to the franchises, self-branded concepts —
Dakota Deli, World Market, and an extensive Grab n’
Go area — will complete the marketplace layout.
The A&W menu includes a variety of favorites including
hamburgers, coney dogs, and root beer floats. New York style
pizza by the slice and pasta are Sbarro Pizzeria’s
specialties. Dakota Deli offers made-to-order sandwiches,
wraps and soups featuring North Dakota products from Cloverdale
meats and Baker Boy breads. The World Market will serve
Asian entrees including made-to-order noodle bowls, a variety
of appetizers, and combination meals. Greg Gefroh, new executive
chef, developed the Asian entrees and deli menus.
This is the first time that the University has purchased
licensed franchise operations. The marketplace, with approximately
8,000 square feet, will seat 226.
There is easy access to the Old Main Marketplace for customers
from the Greater Grand Forks area. Free 30-minute parking
is located in the front of the Memorial Union daily, and
currently, parking is free after 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and
all day Saturday and Sunday.
Center has openings
The University Children’s Center has openings for
children 2 ½ to 5 years old. The center is located
at 525 Stanford Road (the University’s Community Center
Building). Children are cared for in small groups by teachers
with degrees in early childhood education or a related field.
A day at the University Children’s Center includes
a USDA approved breakfast, lunch, snack, a choice of rest
or nap time, group activity, outdoor play and center time.
Parents are always welcome to be part of this day.
For additional information, please call 777-3947. You may
also visit our web site at www.childrenscenter.und.edu.
— Jo-Anne Yearwood, director, University child care
services, University Children’s Center.
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.
– Lynda Kenney, technology department.
Center seeks volunteers for new study
The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
is looking for healthy women, ages 21-51, to participate
in a 16-week zinc study. This study will determine the amount
of zinc our bodies absorb and require from food.
Meals and beverages will be provided by the Center for eight
weeks and six days. Earn $1,344.
The study is open to smokers. Participants must not be
regularly using medications other than birth control pills
or hormone replacement therapy.
Participants must not have been pregnant in the past year.
Pregnant women are not eligible for this study.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or apply online
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
for menopause study
If you are between 42 and 65 years old and interested in
contributing to the science of menopause, helping to identify
methods to reduce symptoms, and getting free test results
that include nutritional analysis, body composition, foot
reflexology treatment(s), and blood examination (hormone
profile, assessment for insulin resistance/diabetes), you
have an opportunity to participate in a study about menopause.
Very few studies have documented the impact of menopause
on women. This study will look at nutritional intake, physical
activity patterns, and medical history in relation to menopause.
Benefits include free nutritional analysis of your food
intake, free body composition analysis, free foot reflexology
treatment (some women will receive multiple treatments),
and free laboratory tests (about half of the sample).
We are seeking female employees between 42 and 65 years
of age who are going through or have gone through non-surgical
menopause and have not had gynecological surgery (partial
or total hysterectomy, or tubal ligation). You should not
be treated for diabetes or for cancer; or be treated with
prescription steroids (for example, Prednisone).
If you participate, you will complete questionnaires about
menopause, your medical history, and your dietary intake;
participate in an interview about your physical activity;
agree to have body measurements taken; agree to receive
one or more foot reflexology treatments; and agree to have
blood drawn (about half of the sample); and spend between
3 and 6 ½ hours of your time, spread over a six-month
The study will be conducted at the College of Nursing and
Student Health Service. To sign up or for more information,
call Heidi Schneider at the Wellness Center to schedule
an appointment, 777-2719.
– Donna Morris, principal investigator, nursing.
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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ND EPSCoR announces
infrastructure improvement awards
North Dakota EPSCoR/ASEND (Experimental Program to Stimulate
Competitive Research/Advancing Science Excellence in North
Dakota) infrastructure improvement awards at UND for the
2004-2005 academic year include new faculty startup awards,
doctoral dissertation assistantships, and graduate assistantships.
New faculty startup awards
Manohar Kulkarni (mechanical engineering), $40,000; Rugao
Liu (anatomy), $90,000; Juana Moreno (physics), $35,000;
Alexei Novikov (chemistry), $75,000; Thad Rosenberger (pharmacology,
physiology and therapeutics), $25,000; Vadim Rygalov (space
studies), $50,000; Rebecca Simmons (biology), $25,000; Vasyl
Tkach (biology), $75,000; and Julia Zhao (chemistry), $50,000.
Doctoral dissertation assistantships starting the 2004
fall semester were awarded to Shankar Kumar Karki (chemical
engineering), $34,886; Shaleen B. Korch (microbiology),
$34,886; and Victor Foin Waingeh (chemistry), $34,886. Their
advisors are Michael Mann, Thomas Hill, and Kathryn Thomasson,
Graduate assistantships starting the 2004 fall semester
were awarded to Jason Anderson (computer science), $31,037;
and Jay Peterson (computer science), $31,037. The advisor
for both students is Ronald Marsh.
ND EPSCoR is a federally and state funded program designed
to improve the ability of university researchers to compete
more effectively for federal, regional, and private research
grants in the sciences, engineering, and mathematics.
– Richard Schultz, EPSCoR.
July grant recipients
The Office of Research and Program Development congratulates
the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal
or co-principal investigators on awards received during
the month of July 2004:
Anthropology, Dennis Toom, Greg Wermers; ASEND/EPSCoR steering
committee, Roger Melvold; atmospherium, Bruce Smith; aviation
instruction, Bruce Smith; biology, Brett Goodwin, Sally
Pyle; rural health, Allen Allery, Patricia Moulton; chemical
engineering, Edward Kolodka; chemistry, Harmon Abrahamson;
Chester Fritz Library, Wilbur Stolt; EERC, Daniel Daly,
Thomas Erickson, Kevin Galbreath, Jay Gunderson, John Harju,
Joseph Hartman, Steven Hawthorne, Michael Holmes, John Pavlish,
James Sorenson, Edward Steadman, Chad Wocken, Ye Zhuang;
family medicine, Mary Ann Laxen, William Mann, Roger Schauer;
flight operations and training, Bruce Smith; Human Nutrition
Research Center, James Penland; information systems and
business education, Sandra Braathen; microbiology and immunology,
Kevin Young; nursing, Elizabeth Nichols, Eleanor Yurkovich;
nutrition and dietetics, Janice Goodwin; medical education,
Douglas Jackson; pediatrics, John Martsolf; pharmacology,
physiology, and therapeutics, Joseph Benoit, Jonathan Geiger;
psychology, Thomas Petros, Richard Ferraro; social work,
Dixie Evans; surgery, Scott Garrett, Mary Ann Sens, Donald
Sens, Seema Somji, John Todd; teaching and learning, Lynne
Chalmers; TRIO, Neil Reuter.
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, office of research
and program development.
Bill of Rights
affects research subjects
As a research subject you have the right . . .
s To be fully informed about the research you are asked
to decide whether or not to participate.
s To be told about all the risks or discomforts that may
occur if you decide to participate.
s To be told of any benefit from participating in the research.
s To be free of pressure when considering whether or not
to participate in the research.
s To decide not to participate in the research or to change
your mind about participation after the research has started.
This decision will not affect your relationship with the
s To privacy and confidentiality. The investigator will
safeguard the confidentiality of research data to prevent
the disclosure of your identity to non-authorized persons.
s To ask questions about the research before, during and
after participation in the research.
s To maintain all your rights and privileges as a citizen.
No waiving of any legal right is implied or intended by
your participation in research.
s To receive a copy of the signed and dated consent form.
If you have questions, please ask the investigator. In
addition you may contact the Institutional Review Board,
which is concerned with protections of research subjects,
at 777-4279. – Office of Research and Program Development.
To ensure that regulated waste is disposed of properly,
the institutional biosafety committee requires that all
members of the University community who generate regulated
waste have in place a disposal plan which conforms with
federal regulations. Regulated waste as defined by the federal
government includes, but is not limited to, human body fluids
and tissues and items contaminated with human body fluids
or tissues such as needles, syringes, and scalpels, whether
generated during medical procedures, research or teaching.
Anyone who is generating regulated waste within the University
and does not have a disposal plan in place or is unsure
of whether regulated waste is being generated by their activities
or is being disposed of properly must contact the safety
– Thomas Hill (microbiology and immunology), chair,
institutional biosafety committee.
IBC lists policy
for proposals involving recombinant DNA, biohazardous materials
The institutional biosafety committee (IBC) requires that
any research, teaching, or other activities which utilize
recombinant DNA or involve the use of biohazardous research
material be subject to a University review process and that
these activities must be approved by the IBC prior to their
initiation. The IBC is the only authorized University committee
which can give approval to projects and activities involving
recombinant DNA and bio-hazardous research material. The
IBC will follow the NIH guidelines for recombinant DNA and
biohazardous material research in deter-mining the suitability
of projects and activities and will provide an explanation
of any decision not to approve a project or activity. Any
project or activity not approved can be revised and resubmitted
to the IBC for consideration.
All faculty or staff who plan on using recombinant DNA
or biohazardous materials for research, teaching, or other
activities must submit an original and 15 copies of the
completed signed application form to the IBC. The IBC will
then consider the application at its earliest convenience.
For grant applications submitted to more than one funding
agency, it will only be necessary to submit one application
to the IBC prior to submission to the granting agencies.
One copy of all submitted grant applications utilizing recombinant
DNA or biohazardous materials must be submitted to the IBC.
Any changes to an approved project with respect to recombinant
DNA or biohazardous materials must receive IBC approval
prior to their use. Anyone considering the use of recombinant
DNA or biohazardous materials should contact the Office
of Research and Program Development (ORPD), 105 Twamley
Hall, 77 7-4279, for a copy of the NIH guidelines, the recombinant
DNA review form and other pertinent information. Forms are
also available on ORPD=s web site at www.und.nodak.edu/dept/orpd.
New forms are currently being developed and will be added
to the IBC web site in the near future. At that time, all
IBC principal investigators will be asked to re-evaluate
and update their projects to be sure they have submitted
the correct form.
— Thomas Hill (microbiology and immunology), chair,
institutional biosafety committee.