will give “State of the University address Oct. 13
President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State
of the University” address at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
13, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
UND posts record
enrollment with 13,187; up for seventh straight year; most
ever enrolled for academic credit
The University of North Dakota has posted its highest-ever
enrollment of 13,187 for the 2004-05 academic year, according
to Registrar Nancy Krogh. She said this year’s total
student credit hours of 174,492 — the most in UND’s
history — exceeds last year’s record-setting
number by 1,482.
The enrollment marks the seventh straight year of increases,
said Krogh: 2004: 13,187; 2003: 13,034; 2002: 12,423; 2001:
11,764; 2000: 11,031; 1999: 10,590; 1998: 10,369*.
“We are elated at this growth, which keeps us on
track with our strategic plan. The enrollment targets we
set are being met; we’re on schedule,” said
UND President Charles Kupchella. UND’s enrollment
has climbed by nearly 2,600 students since 1999, when Kupchella
became UND’s tenth president. Starting that year,
Kupchella led the University through a strategic planning
process that identified 14,000 students - 12,200 on campus
and 1,800 distance education students - as the University’s
Kupchella said the University is “about where we
want to be at this time with on-campus students.”
To grow much more in terms of on-campus students, he said,
would mean adding more of everything, such as faculty, classroom
space, and residence halls.
UND will continue to expand the number of distance education
students. The University has more than doubled its distance
education programs (from eight to 21) in the past ten years,
according to Dr. James Shaeffer, dean of continuing education.
Shaeffer said his division, which coordinates workshops,
conferences, and similar learning opportunities, serves
an additional 10,500 people who are not included in UND’s
official third-week count. Dr. Bruce Smith, dean of the
John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences, said his college
also teaches about 300 students which don’t show up
on UND’s final enrollment “snapshot.”
These aviation students are part of UND’s partnerships
with other institutions of higher learning.
UND’s strategic plan also called for changing the
mix of students at UND to more graduate students. That shift,
which is happening, will help the University as it grows
its research enterprise, said Kupchella. “I am very
pleased with the growth in the Graduate School. This fall
we have 516 doctoral students - 136 more than we had last
year. As we continue to add doctoral programs, that number
will increase and those students, and the master’s
level students, too, will help us build an even greater
Overall, the Graduate School grew by 151 students to 2,045,
compared to 1,894 graduate students last year.
Dr. Robert Boyd, vice president for student and outreach
services whose division is responsible for marketing UND
to prospective students, also is happy with this fall’s
numbers. He added, though, that sustaining the numbers will
be a challenge, given declining numbers of college-age students
in North Dakota.
But, he said, the University intends to continue to expand
its efforts at niche marketing, especially with respect
to out-of-state and international students. These efforts,
he added, mesh nicely with the state’s priority of
rebuilding its population base.
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will speak on Arab culture
“Screens of Contention: Arab Television and Cultural
Transition,” will be presented by Marwan Kraidy, former
communication faculty member, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept.
16, in Room 3, Gamble Hall. He will address the impact that
Arab news media and other television programming has on
Middle East culture.
Dr. Kraidy teaches in the division of international communication
at the American University in Washington, D.C. His research
addresses globalization, technology and the media, cross-cultural
communication, and media and culture.
His lecture is co-sponsored by the English lecture series
and Pi Sigma Alpha (political science honor society).
– Paul Sum, political science and public administration.
movie opens Sept. 17 at Empire
The new North Dakota-made movie, Miss Mystic, begins a
five-day limited theatrical engagement at the Empire Arts
Center Friday, Sept. 17. It will show twice nightly at 7:15
and 9:30 p.m. through Tuesday, Sept. 21, with an additional
2:15 p.m. bargain matinee Saturday and Sunday. Admission
is $7 evenings and $5 at matinees. Half of all proceeds
directly benefit the Empire Arts Center.
Miss Mystic is the latest production by Christopher Jacobs,
creator of the North Dakota crime thriller Dark Highways
(which premiered last November in Grand Forks and played
earlier this year at festivals in New York, Los Angeles,
and Las Vegas). Two years ago he completed the tongue-in-cheek
supernatural fantasies The Threat of the Mummy and Vengeance
of the Sorceress. Jacobs is a senior lecturer in film for
the University English department, movies editor for the
High Plains Reader, and a part-time projectionist at the
Carmike 10 cinemas in Grand Forks.
Miss Mystic was made entirely in North Dakota, mostly in
Grand Forks, with additional scenes shot in Lakota and Devils
Lake. The movie’s soundtrack includes five original
songs from the latest CD by Grand Forks rock band Whisky
Sam. Parts of four songs can be heard in the background
during scenes set in the North Dakota Museum of Art coffee
shop and a fifth plays under the closing credits.
The story of Miss Mystic blends straight drama with some
dark comedy, suspense and a touch of the supernatural in
a unique variation on the popular body-switching theme.
It develops a twist that Hollywood has not tried, which
Jacobs describes as “something like Freaky Friday
meets Double Indemnity.”
A teenage girl is astounded to learn the truth about her
parents, but she’s in for a bigger shock when her
eccentric fortune-teller grandmother known as “Crazy
Katy” decides to swap bodies with her. The girl must
convince her younger brother who she really is and figure
out a plan to regain her own body. Meanwhile, the grandmother
now in her body plots to get her out of the way permanently,
to avoid any chance of switching back! Along the way, complications
develop when long-suppressed family secrets come to light,
calling into question everyone’s true intentions.
— Christopher Jacobs, English.
PPT holds Friday
Pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics will hold a
Friday seminar series at 3 p.m. in Room 3933, School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. The schedule follows.
Sept. 17, David Chapman, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin,
“Ca2+ Triggered Exocytosis.” Note: this seminar
only will be held in 5510 School of Medicine and Health
Sept. 24, Margaret Weis, Ph.D., Texas Tech School of Pharmacy,
“Endothelial Long Chain Fatty Acyl CoA Synthetase,
eNOS Palmitoylation, and Endothelial Function.”
Oct. 1, Arthur A. Spector, M.D., University of Iowa, “EETs
and Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibitors: New Factors in Cardiovascular
Oct. 15, David Patterson, Ph.D., University of Denver,
“The Use of Mouse Models to Understand and Treat Down
Syndrome, Autism, and other Neuropsychological Disorders.”
Nov. 5, Michael E. Dailey, Ph.D., University of Iowa, “Microglia
on the Move: The Dynamics of Glial Cell Activation Imaged
in Live Brain Tissue Slices.”
Nov. 19, Dennis Petersen, Ph.D., University of Colorado,
“Proteomic Identification of Hepatocellular Proteins
Modified by Lipid Peroxidative Products during Early Stages
of Alcohol-Induced Liver Injury.”
Dec. 3, Matthew Picklo, Ph.D., University of North Dakota,
“Metabolism of 4-HNE in the CNS.”
Dec. 10, Eric J. Murphy, Ph.D., University of North Dakota,
“Fatty Acid Binding Proteins in Fatty Acid Uptake
and Lipid Metabolism: From Cells to Mice.”
— Pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics.
Barn dance set
for Sept. 18
North Country Fiddle and Dance will hold a barn dance with
reels, circles, squares (all dances taught) Saturday, Sept.
18, from 7:30 to 10 p.m. at Grand Cities Mall Events Center
(by K-Mart, Del’s coffee shop entrance). The O’Neil
Family Band and Irish Session Musicians will perform in
concert, with the dance to follow. Donations will be taken
at the door.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Jeanne O’Neil, North
Country Fiddle and Dance.
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 on the Tour de Forks, 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
holds intro to meditation
The Lotus Meditation Center, 2908 University Ave., will
hold an introduction to meditation session Sunday, Sept.
19, from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Participate in a series of exercises
that demonstrate basic concepts and benefits of meditation.
Tea and discussion to follow.
– Lora Sloan, Lotus Meditation Center.
U community invited
to learn about new community engagement program
The University community is invited to an announcement
Monday, Sept. 20, about a new community engagement program
designed to connect expertise and programs at UND with real-life
needs in communities throughout North Dakota. The announcement
by President Charles Kupchella, Interim Provost Martha Potvin,
Vice President Peter Alfonso, and Lana Rakow, communication
professor, is set for 9 a.m. in the River Valley
Room of the Memorial Union. The request to designate the
new Center for Community Engagement was recently sent to
the North Dakota State Board of Higher Education, which
was expected to act on the request on Thursday, Sept. 16.
Announced at the Monday, Sept. 20, event will be details
about the program and the results of a “Needs Assessment
of North Dakota Communities and Nonprofits: Opportunities
for Engagement” survey conducted recently by Lana
Rakow, Heather Helgeson, and John J. Weber.
The graduate committee will meet Monday, Sept. 20, at 3:05
p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda follows.
1. Approval of minutes.
2. Occupational therapy has the following changes:
a. Request to delete OT 506, Community-Based Occupational
b. Request to change OT 511, Service Delivery Systems, from
2 to 3 credits and change in course description.
c. Change in program requirements for the administrative
management track due to the change in OT 511.
Additionally, the community practice track is being deleted.
3. Strategic planning discussion: the graduate school’s
mission and vision.
4. Graduate faculty voting procedures for the graduate
5. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
set for Matsimela Diop
The final examination for Matsimela C. Diop, a candidate
for the Ph.D. degree with a major in teaching and learning,
is set for 9:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 20, in Room 104, Education
building. The dissertation title is “Assessing Black
Students’ Perceptions at a Midwestern Predominately
White University.” John D. Williams (educational foundations
and research) is the committee chair.
The public is invited to attend.
– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.
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 — In 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.
tickets will be auctioned online
Ralph Engelstad Arena will hold an online auction for Reba
McEntire concert tickets. Twenty-four front row seats will
be auctioned through Wednesday, Sept. 22, for the Reba McEntire
concert Sunday, Sept. 26. Show time is 7 p.m.
A total of 12 packages will be sold; six will include two
backstage passes to meet Reba McEntire. All bids may be
placed by visiting www.theralph.com. Starting bid is $140
for two tickets; bid increments are $5. Limited to two tickets
per bidder; no individual ticket packages will be auctioned.
Tickets are still available for the concert and can be
purchased at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office. Tickets
are also available through Ticketmaster at 772-5151, or
online at www.theralph.com.
— Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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. 22: “What is Leadership?” Tony Trimarco,
director, Memorial Union;
Sept. 29: “Diversity and Leadership,” Ron Ferguson;
Oct. 6: “Thinking Outside the Box,” Steve Edwards,
Oct. 13: “The Art of Having Difficult Conversations,”
Dan Bjerkness, Conflict Resolution Center;
Oct. 20: “Volunteering - One Step Closer to Your
New Career.” Karen Frisch, Salvation Army.
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
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 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
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.
in Children’s Literature set for Sept. 24-25
The Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
will hold their 25th Annual Writers Conference in Children’s
Literature at the University of North Dakota Friday and
Saturday, Sept. 24 and 25. The English department sponsors
this conference along with the UND Barnes & Noble Bookstore
and the Alumni Foundation. The conference will begin with
a gathering Friday evening, Sept. 24, 7 to 9 p.m. at the
North Dakota Museum of Art.
Educational sessions will fill the following day, starting
at 8:50 a.m., and will continue until 5 p.m. These sessions
include such topics as, “What Drives Your Story?”
and “Packagers and Brainstorming.” The day will
wrap up with a dinner at the International Centre, 2908
University Ave., at 6 p.m.
Faculty include Anastasia Suen, a writing teacher at Southern
Methodist University; William Durbin, winner of the Great
Lakes Book Award and the Minnesota Book award; and Stephanie
Lane, editor at Delacorte Books for Young Readers. The visiting
faculty will present the Emily Rhoads Johnson Award to a
registered participant whose work shows the most promise
in the area of writing for children. The award’s recipient
will be announced at 3:15 p.m. on Saturday.
The conference was started in 1980 by Emily Rhoads Johnson.
As the only member of the Society of Children’s Book
Writers in North Dakota, she helped make it the large organization
that it is today.
Yvette LaPierre is co-director of the conference and a
former recipient of the Emily Rhoads Johnson award. “Since
the conference was started, we have had a number of authors
in the area published, such as Jane Kurtz. We are bringing
participants from all over the region, including, South
Dakota, Iowa, Minnesota, and Canada,” LaPierre said.
Registration for the conference begins Saturday at 8 a.m.
The fee, which includes lunch, is $65 for members of the
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators
and $70 for all others.
For further information, contact UND’s Department
of English at (701) 777-3321 or 777-3984.
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.
to play at the Ralph
Ralph Engelstad Arena will present Reba McEntire on Sunday,
Sept. 26, at 7 p.m.
Reba McEntire became the first country female artist to
sell five million albums of one release since Patsy Cline.
She has now sold more than 48 million albums in her career,
and to date has released 45 albums. Her most recent album,
Room to Breathe, has found success with the singles, “I’m
Gonna Take That Mountain,” and “Somebody.”
“Somebody” became her 22nd No. 1 on Billboard’s
Hot Country Singles chart. With this chart top, she broke
the record for longest span of No. 1 hits by a female country
performer. Her string of No. 1 hits stretch from Oct. 2,
1982, when “I Can’t Even Get the Blues”
went No. 1 to “Somebody” on July 26, 2004. Recently
McEntire has been receiving great reviews for her starring
role in the hit Broadway revival of Annie Get Your Gun and
launching her successful new WB Network sitcom, Reba. Now,
for the first time in two years, she will be touring.
Her tour benefits Habitat for Humanity, an organization
dedicated to eliminating poverty housing. Reba has been
involved in Habitat for more than 10 years, and recently
partnered with Whirlpool. Along with each home comes a brand
new refrigerator and range from Whirlpool. For more information
on Habitat for Humanity visit www.habitat.org.
Ticket prices are $69, $59, $45, and $35. They are also
available at 772-5151 or online at www.ticketmaster.com
. — Ralph Engelstad Arena.
On Teaching discussion
meets Sept. 29
The On Teaching faculty lunch discussion series meets Wednesday,
Sept. 29, with a session on “Problem-Based Learning:
Examples from UND.” Featured presenters will be Jim
Antes (psychology), Brett Goodwin (biology), and Mark Jendrysik
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. 24.
Topics and dates for other fall sessions are:
- Thursday, Oct. 14, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., “How to
Win a Teaching Award”
- Tuesday, Nov. 2, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., “Creating
- Wednesday, Nov. 17, noon to 1 p.m., “What Makes
a Good Graduate Advisor?”
— Libby Rankin, instructional development, 777-4233.
announced for Minnesota Wild game at the Ralph
Ticket prices have been set for the upcoming Minnesota
Wild vs. Pittsburgh Penguins exhibition game at Ralph Engelstad
Arena Friday, Oct. 1. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
Tickets are on sale at the Ralph Engelstad Arena box office,
and Ticketmaster at 772-5151, or online at www.theralph.com.
Ticket prices are $21.50, $36.50, and $49.50.
– Chris Semrau, Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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 . 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.
listed for Oct. 4-8
Below are U2 workshops for Oct. 4 through Oct. 8. 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.
Word XP, Beginning: Oct. 4, 6, and 8, 9 a.m. to noon 361
Upson II (nine hours total). Learn basic features of the
program, create a document, edit and format text, format
paragraphs, add tables, use templates and wizards, proof
a document, set display and print options, and use mail
merge wizard. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Office Ergonomics: Oct. 4, 10 to 11:30 a.m., Auxiliary
services conference room. Review ergonomic principles while
working at the computer and other occupational work stations,
including components of industrial ergonomics. Information
regarding design, ergonomic products, and stretching exercises
are discussed in this class. Presenter: Claire Moen.
Defensive Driving: Oct. 5, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 211
Skalicky Tech Incubator. 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:
GroupWise 6.5, Beginning: Oct. 5, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson
II. Students will navigate through the GroupWise environment,
create and send messages, reply to and forward messages,
use the address book, create a personal address book, create
a mail group; work with calendar, schedule posted appointments
and recurring events, work with junk mail folder, and learn
other mail handling features. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
Records Disposal Procedures: Oct. 6, 1:30 to 3 p.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, ND records manager.
GroupWise 6.5, Intermediate: Oct. 7, 1 to 4 p.m., 361 Upson
II. Students will work with advanced message options, set
mail properties, customize message headers, use Web access
interface, create and use rules to automate email responses,
and set access rights. Work in depth with junk mail folder
and archive feature. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
within the University.
due for Oct. 7 U Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 7, at 4:05
p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall. Agenda items for this meeting
are due in the Office of the Registrar by noon Thursday,
Sept. 23. They may be submitted electronically to Nancy.Krogh@mail.und.nodak.edu.
It is recommended that some detail be included in the agenda
– Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
play the Ralph
Incubus will perform live at Ralph Engelstad Arena Monday,
Nov. 15, at 7:30 p.m., with opening act The Music. Born
in the suburbs of Calabas, Calif., the early funk-metal
sound of Incubus was heavily influenced by the Red Hot Chili
Peppers, but broadened over the next few years to incorporate
thrash, rap-metal, post-grunge rock, and metal. Concert
tickets are $33.50 for the general public and $29.50 for
area college and high school students with valid ID. Tickets
go on sale Saturday, Sept. 18, at 10 a.m. Purchase your
tickets at all Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 772-5151
or online at the Ralph.com.
– Ralph Engelstad Arena.
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sought for administrative internship program
Applications are now being accepted for the 2004-05 administrative
internship program, sponsored by the president and PAC-W.
This program is designed for faculty and staff interested
in becoming more involved in higher ed leadership through
one of six mentor-sponsored administrative projects (see
below). On average, interns will work six hours per week
on their projects, attend meetings to network with other
interns, and receive a stipend of between $500 and $1,000
depending on the length of their internship project. Applications
are available from firstname.lastname@example.org and
are due back by Wednesday, Sept. 29.
Title: Assessment of General Education
Mentor: Martha Potvin, interim vice president for academic
affairs and provost
Duration: 2 semesters (a course release may be possible
I would like to provide a leadership opportunity to an
individual who is interested in academic administration
to evaluate how effectively our existing model of general
education aligns with and meets our goals for general education.
The project would involve working with the general education
and assessment committees and staff in the provost’s
and registrar’s offices. The scope of the project
- An evaluation of student ratings of general education
for alignment of course goals and perception that the
goals were achieved.
- An evaluation of coverage of goals based on student
choices of general education courses.
- An evaluation of how the goals of general education
are covered by the array of courses approved for general
- Leading the development of a protocol for direct assessment
of general education (fall) and implementing the direct
assessment of at least one general education goal (spring).
Title: Budget Office Processes and Communication
Mentor: Alice Brekke, assistant to the president/director
Duration: 1-2 semesters
As a result of the work of the Higher Education Roundtable
and the State Board of Higher Education, the North Dakota
University System is now operating under a long term financing
plan that includes the use of peer institutions to benchmark
adequacy of funding. Peer institutions have been identified
for each NDUS campus and the 2005-07 biennial budget was
prepared using the new model. The FY05 annual budget also
reflects a more flexible financial environment. In addition
to utilizing benchmarking and peer comparison to target
overall funding, opportunities exist to develop more detailed
peer comparisons to further inform institutional conversations
on resource allocation and management. Likewise, the UND
strategic plan identifies goals, priorities and indicators
of success. Budgeting processes are evolving to better reflect
the new operating environment. The proposed project would
include the following:
- obtaining a working knowledge of the UND budget processes.
- learning about the financial structure of the institution
(organizational and functional).
- assisting in developing mechanisms to more broadly
communicate budget process/status.
- learning about the state level process and corresponding
institutional process as the 2005-07 budgets for higher
education are considered by the 59th Legislative Assembly.
Working with the budget director, the specific goals of
the internship will be developed. The intern will have the
opportunity to participate in Budget Office meetings and
other meetings related to resource allocation (for example,
the University Planning and Budget Committee). Work will
be reviewed jointly on a regular schedule, and an open door
policy will encourage ongoing dialogue.
Title: Research and Tech Park Development
Mentor: Peter Alfonso, vice president for research
Duration: 1-2 semesters
This project involves various aspects of research and tech
park development. The individual would help develop a cohesive
strategy for enhancing private sector relationships involving
research funding. Another goal is to establish relationships
with state policy makers to encourage further support of
UND research, particularly in regard to establishing corporate
partnerships and tech transfer and commercialization. The
candidate would also have the opportunity to become familiar
with research related state policies and work with state
congressional leaders on improving existing policies. While
the project does not have a foreseeable conclusion since
the end result is not finite, a minimum of one semester
or, preferably one full academic year would be long enough
to achieve sufficient progress. As a mentor, Vice President
Alfonso would help the intern develop a broader understating
and knowledge of the skills necessary for nurturing and
developing state and private relationships by accompanying
Dr. Alfonso on all transactions dealing with this effort.
The intern would also have the opportunity to become familiar
with related research administration issues such as intellectual
property management and commercialization of UND research
products. It is recommended but not required that the candidate
have some of the following experience: grant and contract
administration, state and federal government relations,
university-private sector relationships, research compliance
issues, and/or intellectual property management.
Title: Special Events Coordinator
Mentor: Libby Rankin, director of instructional development
Duration: 2 semesters
The intern will be the primary organizational person for
next year’s all-campus colloquium, Reflecting on Teaching.
The intern will meet regularly with the Bush grant staff,
starting this fall, and will coordinate publicity, program,
and arrangements for the conference to be held in September
2005. Much of the work will involve putting the conference
program together. We have organized this conference once
before, so we have notes from the previous conference coordinator,
Melinda Leach. This will be a good exposure to collaborative
leadership and decision making. The intern should be well
organized and have a strong interest in teaching and faculty
development as well as excellent oral and written communication
Title: Information Technology Competencies
Mentor: James Shaeffer, chief information officer
Duration: 1-2 semesters
Action items within our information technology strategic
- Define entry-level computer competencies for all new
- Design screening, assessment and remedial courses as
- Define exit competencies of graduates in computer and
The intern will work with the CIO’s office, the University
Information Technology Council (UITC) and academic departments
in implementing these action steps. The intern will help
develop a consensus on entry IT skills and will recommend
to the UITC assessment tools for IT entry skills and remedial
measures for those who do not meet the IT entry skill level.
In addition, the intern will work with academic departments
in identifying IT exit skills and how each department is
assisting students in obtaining these skills. A survey of
departments concerning IT exit skills has already been completed
and the intern will use the survey as a starting point.
The end product will be a brief report outlining IT exit
skills by department and how each department assists students
in obtaining those skills. The intern will prepare a compilation,
analysis, and written summary of the results obtained. The
ability to work independently is important. In addition,
analytical and good writing skills are beneficial.
Title: National Scholarships Project
Mentor: Victoria Beard, associate provost
Duration: 2 semesters
This project will provide the opportunity for the administrative
intern to work with multiple constituencies across campus
(student organizations, individual academic departments,
financial aid, the VPAA national scholarships committee)
to develop and formalize processes and procedures that will
effectively increase the number of our students who apply
for national scholarships and fellowships, both at the undergraduate
and graduate levels. Project goals include:
* Increasing campus awareness of national scholarship opportunities.
* Developing a program to assist with the application process.
* Establishing a web presence.
* Advertising award recipients, both on and off campus.
— Victoria Beard, associate provost.
Proposals are now being accepted from UND faculty for research
and creative activity projects involving public or community
partners in North Dakota. The new UND public scholarship
fund has been established with the support of the vice president
for research and under the direction of an ad hoc faculty
group developing a program to support and promote public
scholarship. Public scholarship, also known as public policy
research, action research, community-based research, participatory
research, and public interest research, usually is concerned
with addressing community needs by involving public members
in research projects and making research results broadly
accessible. Multi-disciplinary projects, attention to the
particular needs of North Dakota, and the involvement of
students will be encouraged through UND’s program.
Deadline for applications is Wednesday, Oct. 20. A total
of $15,000 will be allocated this fall for projects to be
completed by June 30, 2005. Proposals will be reviewed by
a committee of UND faculty; awardees will be notified by
Nov. 15. Two types of projects are eligible for consideration
during this grant round:
- Individual faculty may request up to $1,000 for expenses
associated with developing contacts with one or more North
Dakota communities to establish community partners for
a future collaborative research project.
This type of funding is intended to encourage a pre-research
“listening” phase by supporting travel and
other expenses associated with conducting a literature
review, making visits to a community, and making contacts
leading to a sensitized understanding of research needs
and to a research design involving community partners
and other UND faculty and students.
Proposals no longer than three pages should set forth a
project plan to be completed by June 30, 2005, a rationale
for the project, and a budget. The proposal must identify
an anticipated research design outcome involving community
partners and other UND faculty and students. A current vita
should be attached.
- Two or more faculty from more than one department with
at least one public community partner in North Dakota
may request up to $5,000 to support a project addressing
a significant public need or problem in North Dakota.
Proposals no longer than seven pages should set forth:
(a) the problem or need and its significance to North
Dakota; (b) description of the research involving community
partners in the design and utilization of the results;
(c) qualifications of the researchers; (d) description
of how the success of the project will be evaluated; (e)
description of a plan to disseminate project results publicly
to maximize results; (f) a letter from the community partner(s)
expressing willingness to collaborate; (g) notice of intent
to seek appropriate IRB approval, and (h) the project
An original and six copies of the proposal should be sent
to Lana Rakow, Box 8254, public scholarship program, 321
O’Kelly Hall, (777-2287; email@example.com).
Proposals must be received no later than 4:30 p.m. Wednesday,
– Lana Rakow, director, Center for Community Engagement..
for Frank Wenstrom research scholars
Frank Wenstrom dedicated his life to public service in
the state of North Dakota. He served his state in the state
senate and as lieutenant governor. He also chaired the constitutional
revision committee. Continuing his commitment to his state
after his death, he left his estate to the Department of
Political Science and Public Administration and the Bureau
of Governmental Affairs. To ensure that the money is used
to continue to serve the state of North Dakota, the department
and bureau are creating the Wenstrom Consortium for North
Dakota Studies. This consortium will support research on
public policy issues facing the state of North Dakota.
Undergraduate students working on honors theses or graduate
students working on independent studies or theses on issues
of relevance to public policy in North Dakota are eligible
to apply. Interested students should provide a proposal
(limited to two pages) including the following information.
1. Name, major, and year in school
2. A brief title of the project
3. A description of the project, including
a. The nature of the project
b. The work that the grant will support (the grant will
support only the gathering of data)
c. The anticipated date when the project will be complete
The application should also include a budget on a separate
page. Allowable expenses include such things as postage,
stationery, and travel expenses. The grant will not cover
salary. Normally grants will not exceed $500; up to two
awards per semester will be made. Application deadline for
the first competition is Monday, Oct. 25. Applications should
be submitted to the Bureau of Governmental Affairs, Box
7167, Gamble Hall 160, and be clearly marked as Wenstrom
The applications will be reviewed by the members of the
Department of Political Science and Public Administration’s
Bureau of Governmental Affairs committee. Applications will
be judged based on the following criteria.
2. Relevance to North Dakota issues and problems.
3. A realistic time frame for completion.
Grant recipients must agree to permit the Bureau of Governmental
Affairs to publish the completed project report and to distribute
it to appropriate policy makers, administrators, and interested
— Mary Grisez Kweit, political science and public
for nursing dean search
The search committee has been named for the nursing dean.
Joseph Benoit, graduate dean, is the committee chair. Members
include Elizabeth Tyree, clinical associate professor, chair
of family and community nursing, and director of the Nursing
Center; Glenda Lindseth, professor and director of research,
nursing; Jan Goodwin, associate professor of dietetics;
Donna Morris, associate professor of family and community
nursing; Amy Solberg, undergraduate nursing student; Marlys
Bohn, graduate nursing student; Darlene Hanson, clinical
associate professor of nursing; Eleanor Yurkovich, associate
professor of nursing; Judy DeMers, associate dean, School
of Medicine and Health Sciences; Gerald Combs, director,
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center; Debbie Swanson,
director of nursing, Grand Forks Public Health Department.
study is now correspondence and online studies
Correspondence study through the Division of Continuing
Education has changed its name to correspondence and online
studies. The new name was adopted to better describe the
courses. Through correspondence and online studies, students
can enroll at any time, take up to nine months to complete
a course, and choose from traditional correspondence or
online courses. For more information visit www.conted.und.edu.
— Continuing education.
Review info for
2005-2007 academic catalog
It is once again a catalog year! Please review your department
description and course information carefully and submit
changes early to assure inclusion in the new catalog. Friday,
Oct. 8, is the deadline to turn in requests to the University
curriculum committee which require approval by the State
Board of Higher Education or the chancellor. These requests
include new courses with new programs, title changes, program
terminations, and program suspensions. Friday, Feb. 11,
is the deadline for all other curriculum changes that require
University Senate approval. Feel free to contact Connie
at 777-4852 with any questions. Curriculum information is
available online at http://www.und.edu/dept/registrar/curriculum/curindex.htm.
— Nancy Krogh, registrar.
study seminars available
It’s not too late to sign up for participation in
a faculty study seminar (FSS). Each study/discussion group
is organized around a recent book, which will be 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:
s 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. It is described as a “treasure trove
of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned
s The Art of Changing the Brain: Enriching the Practice
of Teaching by Exploring the Biology of Learning by James
E. Zull: 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 improve
learning. To sign up for one of these faculty study seminars,
contact me 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
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.
New issues of
North Dakota Quarterly focus on Hemingway, Lewis & Clark,
Three new special issues of North Dakota Quarterly titled
“Hemingway: Life and Art,” “The Lewis
and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial,” and “The
Fiction Issue” have been recently published.
“Hemingway: Life and Art” covers a wide range
of topics surrounding the Nobel Prize winning writer. In
it is the first publication of an essay by the late Robert
E. (Robin) Gajdusek, writer, photographer, and aficionado
of Ernest Hemingway — to whom the issue is dedicated.
This issue includes 15 essays including Robert Young’s
“Meeting Ernest Hemingway” and Donald Junkins’s
“Conversations With Carol Hemingway Gardner at Ninety.”
This issue is also graced with a poem by H. R. Stoneback
titled “Hear That
Train: Elegy Written in a Country Music Churchyard (a poem
for Johnny Cash)”. Many photographs and artwork also
are included in this special issue.
“The Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery Bicentennial”
makes its debut as the celebration of the Lewis and Clark
Bicentennial continues. This issue, edited by guest editor
Everett C. Albers, includes four essays, a collection of
North Dakota artists’ work, three poems, and a play,
all pertaining to the Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery.
William Borden’s play “Sakakawea” is a
wonderful mythic tale of the Lewis and Clark expedition.
Robert W. Lewis, NDQ editor, opens this issue with an introduction,
including a tribute to guest editor Albers, for 30 years
the director of the North Dakota Humanities Council, who
died in April.
“The Fiction Issue” is a collection of 14 stories
and five poems. Included in this issue are Margaret Holmes’s
“One Day in the 80s” and Kristina Gorcheva-Newberry’s
“A Star on the Cardboard Wall.” Sharon Chmielarz
captures her readers with three poems based in the local
region titled “Rosina,” “Bessarabia in
North Dakota,” and “McIntosh, South Dakota.”
This issue is a wonderfully diverse collection.
The Lewis and Clark Bicentennial issue is supported in
part by a grant from the City of Grand Forks through the
North Valley Arts Council.
Current North Dakota Quarterly issues are available in
the UND Barnes and Noble bookstore and the North Dakota
Museum of Art gift shop. Subscriptions of four generous
issues starting with the current one are available for $25
from North Dakota Quarterly, Box 7209, Grand Forks ND 58202-7209
(701-777-3322), or e-mail email@example.com. Checks, money
orders, Mastercard, and Visa are accepted.
– North Dakota Quarterly.
The airlines have changed their policy on non-refundable
domestic and international tickets. This new policy applies
to tickets issued on or after Aug. 22, 2003.
Changes to non-refundable tickets had to be made on or
before the departure time of each ticketed flight segment
for the ticket to retain its value. When canceling an entire
reservation, it had to be canceled and rebooked prior to
the original flight departure date.
A wholly unused, non-refundable ticket may be exchanged
toward the purchase of a new non-refundable ticket up to
one year from the flight date of the original airline ticket.
However, the value of the original ticket remains non-refundable.
Fare difference and any applicable change fees may apply
per the fare rules.
If you have any questions, please contact your local travel
agency or Bonnie at 777-2966 in accounting services.
– Lisa Heher, accounting services.
Services Center will offer social skills groups
Due to interest levels and requests for services, the UND
Psychological Services Center (PSC) has decided to continue
enrollment in the social skills groups at this time. The
groups, which are free of charge, will be conducted similar
to past groups, but the upcoming group will consist of a
parent and child social skills training program.
Since the PSC is a training clinic for graduate students,
the groups will be conducted by graduate student clinicians
under supervision of a licensed psychologist. The groups
will consist of children ages 7 to 11 with identified social
skills deficits. Children with diagnoses of conduct disorder,
oppositional defiant disorder, and mental retardation will
be excluded from the upcoming studies. Also, please note
that siblings may not participate in the same group. The
entire length of the social skills training program will
involve 1.5-hour sessions, once a week, for around 12 weeks.
Once the social skills groups are formed, the children
will participate in a social skills training program with
three to four other children, based a behavioral social
skills model which emphasizes development of focused social
skills as well as identification of individual social goals
during each session. The skills will be taught in a behavioral
manner, with plenty of modeling, imitation, and rehearsal.
Parents will also participate in groups and will receive
the same training as their children. They will be prepared
to model the behavioral skills for their children at home.
Both parents and children will be expected to rehearse the
weekly social skills between sessions, and return the following
week to discuss their experiences.
If interested in participating in the upcoming social skills
groups, please contact the PSC clinic associate (Anna or
Annamarie) by calling the UND PSC at 777-3691. We look forward
to providing this service to the greater Grand Forks and
UND community and we thank you for your interest.
– Psychological Service Center.
Parking and traffic
office lists changes; welcome to all faculty, staff, and
After several meetings this past summer with student government,
student senators, faculty and staff, we have done our best
to make positive parking changes on campus. We worked to
correct problems in certain areas and update rules and regulations.
Parking affects everyone – everyone has needs and
our goal is to satisfy as many of these needs as possible,
along with making this campus a safe place to work and learn.
If you have any questions, please contact our office at
s A new 50-space “G” zone parking lot is being
constructed between Clifford Hall and the transportation
s The direction of traffic flow has been changed in the
parking lot under the Columbia Road overpass. Several minor
vehicle accidents have prompted this change. The “G”
general spaces were converted to “S” student
and “A” faculty/staff. The “A” zone
spaces were moved to the north end of the row directly under
the overpass. The flow of traffic is directed by signs indicating
“One Way” and “Do Not Enter,” and
the angle of the spaces is conducive to the flow of traffic.
Please use extra caution in this area until everyone gets
accustomed to the change.
s Parking enforcement will be extended until 10 p.m. to
accommodate night classes and campus activity associated
with the University’s extended learning program. Over
the course of this semester, the parking and traffic office
will gather input from faculty, staff, and students on how
to best accomplish this task. The UND police need to identify
all vehicles parked on campus as they, along with campuses
nationwide, boost security. With increased enrollment over
the past few years, many vehicles had difficulty finding
parking for night classes. The flexibility of parking in
red “A,” blue “S” and brown “G”
will remain the same. Any valid “A,” “S,”
or “G” UND permit can park in any red, blue,
or brown parking lot from 4:30 to 10 p.m. The change simply
means a valid UND permit will be required in red, blue,
or brown lots until 10 p.m.
s Fines for loading zones and 30-minute time zone violations
have been lowered from $15 to $10.
s The length of time to pay a parking citation has been
extended from 7 to 14 days.
s Parking meters have been changed to accept nickels and
dimes as well as quarters.
s A new shuttle bus route has been added to encourage ridership.
This will provide a more convenient, safe, and even warm
mode of transportation for students, faculty, and staff.
As more and more use the excellent shuttle services, it
will ease the congestion of many vehicles and pedestrians
walking and driving around campus.
s There will be a minor increase in the parking permit
fee. Student permit costs will increase from $39 to $40
for the year, and faculty staff “A” permits
will increase from $46 to $48. This year “A”
permit holders will receive new hang-tags instead of decals
to revalidate the permits.
s Regarding the parking ramp, a faculty/student committee
is in place and architects and consultants have been hired.
s The Air Force ROTC has been relocated from Clifford Hall
to the Armory. There are two parking spaces reserved for
— Parking and traffic division.
for drivers of large passenger vans
Large passenger vans that can carry 10 to 15 riders have
become a safety issue all over the United States. North
Dakota risk management and state fleet have implemented
a mandatory training program for all state users to complete
prior to driving these vans. Our department will administer
the program to users at UND and issue certification cards.
The program consists of two components. The first, a mandatory
web-based training program, takes approximately 20 minutes
to complete. It consists of watching a short video and answering
questions at the end. The training is held at the transportation
department from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.
It is preferred that the web training be completed prior
to the behind-the-wheel. Please call 777-4122 for a time
slot prior to arrival.
The second mandatory component is a behind-the-wheel course
which consists of navigating a 15-passenger van between
cones, held at the Alerus. The fall session of behind the
wheel courses is Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 21 and 22, from
8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please call 777-4122 to sign up for
a 10-minute slot.
– Mary Metcalf, transportation manager.
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