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VOLUME 41, NUMBER 4: September 19, 2003
 
UND breaks 13,000 mark, posts historic high enrollment
Final Notice: Administrative internship opportunities available
 
Scientist will discuss radar use in measuring rainfall
Mixed Blood Theatre visits apartment community center
Reflecting on Teaching: An All Campus Colloquium, set for Sept. 19
Space studies launches colloquium series Sept. 22
Graduate committee meets Monday
Experts panel to discuss environmental policy
Homecoming activities set for next week
Open forums will review Wellness Center plans
Grand Forks Master Chorale celebrates 21st year
Large passenger van training set for Sept. 23 and 24
Honorees will receive awards during Homecoming
North Dakota Quarterly celebrates latest special issue: “The Way of Kinship”
Please announce practice interview day
Groundbreaking for neuroscience research facility set for Sept. 25
Robert Klinkhammer, Gene DeLorme will be honored
Innovation showcase and workshop held during Homecoming
“Green and White Day” will celebrate Homecoming
Student organizations fair set for Sept. 30
Symphony presents “Grand Romances” Oct. 4
Jason Mraz to play Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Center
Red River High School presents “Camelot”
 

Medical School will increase class size
Campaign works to prevent youth smoking, tobacco use
Artsplace exhibits Jerry Olson’s work
Internal staff vacancies now listed online
New employee wellness program planned
Denim Day is last Wednesday of month
AAUW seeks book donations
U2 workshops listed for Sept. 29 to Oct. 9

 
Deadlines clarified for Bush Foundation program
Senate scholarly activities committee lists deadlines
Research, grant opportunities listed
 

 
State of the University Address (PowerPoint Presentation)
 

UND breaks 13,000 mark, posts historic high enrollment

The University broke the 13,000 mark to set an all-time high enrollment for the 2003-04 academic year. UND’s 13,034 is its largest ever number of students enrolled for academic credit. This year’s total student credit hours – 173,010 – exceeds last year’s previous high [163,997] by nearly 10,000.

This fall’s final headcount count is 611 students, or 4.9 percent, higher than last year’s final enrollment of 12,423, and is 1,270 more than the 2001 final number of 11,764. This marks the fifth straight enrollment increase for UND:

2003: 13,034 2001: 11,764 1999: 10,590
2002: 12,423 2000: 11,031 1998: 10,369

“We are absolutely delighted. We couldn’t be more pleased with the trajectory we’re on,” said President Kupchella. “The numbers we are reporting today reflect excellent retention of the large freshman classes we’ve enrolled in recent years, as well as continued success in recruiting our largest-ever class of incoming freshmen.”

Kupchella noted that the number of new freshmen — 2,194 — exceeds for the third straight year the target of 1,850 cited in the strategic plan, which sets an overall goal of 14,000, including off-campus students, by 2005. UND’s plan calls for approximately 12,200 students on-campus and about 1,800 off-campus.

The strong increase in graduate school enrollment, up 10.5 percent to 1,894 this fall, also bodes well in light of UND’s strategic goal of increasing the ratio of graduate to undergraduate students, said Kupchella. Particular of note is the increase in doctoral students: up 100 to 380 compared to last year’s 280. Last year UND posted 1,714 graduate students.

In addition, the Division of Continuing Education will have more than 19,000 registrations in non-credit programs. All told, said Kupchella, UND will serve about 30,000 people, mostly North Dakotans, through its on- and off-campus programs and through continuing education for- credit and non-credit programs.

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.

Here are additional breakdowns, with last year’s official figure in parentheses: New freshmen: 2,194 (1,987); New transfer students: 884 (920); North Dakota residents: 7,197 (7,032); Minnesota residents: 3,326 (3,098).

Breakdowns by college: Aerospace Sciences 1,846 (1,639); Arts and Sciences, 2,852 (2,801); Business and Public Administration, 1,665 (1,619); Education and Human Development, 947 (972); Engineering, 769 (702); Graduate School, 1,894 (1,714); Law, 203 (210); Medicine undergraduate, 514 (556); Medicine (M.D.), 226 (222); Nursing, 769 (664); undeclared majors, 1,349 (1,324); total, 13,034 (12,423).

 

Final Notice: Administrative internship opportunities available

Each year, the president’s office and the President’s Advisory Council on Women (PAC-W) sponsor a set of professional development programs for faculty and staff at UND. These programs are designed to assist those with an interest in university leadership to broaden their perspectives on issues and policies affecting decisions in higher education. These programs are open to both men and women, though special emphasis is placed on the importance of developing women for professional leadership roles within the University.

The administrative internship component of the presidential leadership programs is designed for faculty and staff interested in additional administrative work. Each year, up to eight participants (at least 50 percent women and 50 percent faculty) are matched with approved internship projects and mentors across campus. On average, interns will work six hours per week on their projects and attend monthly meetings to network with other interns. Each intern will receive a stipend of $500 to $1,000 depending on the length of the internship project. To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail victoria.beard@mail.und.nodak.edu for an application. This year’s available internships and mentors are as follows:

Title: Graduate Program Review Process (#2003-01)
Mentor: Joseph Benoit, Dean, Graduate School
Duration: 7-9 months

The intern will be responsible for working with the Graduate School to evaluate the current procedures for a program review and for making recommendations for incorporating outcomes as well as assessment of student learning into the review process. This portion of the project should be completed by mid-January. During the spring semester the intern will lead a team of graduate faculty in the review of a graduate program using the new procedure and submit the program evaluation as well as an assessment of the evaluation process to the Graduate School. As a mentor to the intern, Dean Benoit will meet at least once per week to discuss specific aspects of the project, as well as trends in graduate school program evaluation. The intern will be included as a participant in selected Graduate School staff meetings as well as meetings of the graduate committee. The Graduate School will also cover travel expenses for the intern to attend the Council of Graduate Schools annual meeting in December. The intern’s progress on the project will be monitored continuously throughout the year with specific recommendations made for improvement on an as-needed basis. I will also ask the faculty team working with the intern to provide constructive evaluations of the intern’s administrative effectiveness. At the end of the internship I will meet with the intern to evaluate his/her accomplishments. The intern should be knowledgeable of or willing to learn about outcome based assessment. Effective interpersonal and communication skills are necessary since the person will be working with faculty as well as academicians on other campuses. Good professional writing skills are essential.

Title: University Research Administration (#2003-02)
Mentor: Peter Alfonso, Vice President for Research
Duration: 1-2 semesters

This project would involve establishing certain aspects of research administration to further the goals of university research programs. The individual would seek to develop a cohesive strategy in enhancing private sector relationships involving research funding. Another goal is to establish relationships with state policy makers to encourage further support of UND research. The candidate would also get 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 sufficient to achieve sufficient progress. As mentor, Alfonso would help the intern develop a broader understanding 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 would 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: Budget Office Processes and Communication (#2003-03)
Mentor: Alice Brekke, Assistant to the President/Director, Budget
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 2003-05 biennial budget was prepared using the new model. The FY04 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:

1) obtaining a working knowledge of the UND budget processes
2) learning about the financial structure of the institution (organizational and functional)
3) assisting in developing mechanisms to more broadly communicate budget process/status
4) assisting in refining the resource allocation process specifically dealing with pending budget needs.

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: Enrollment Management (#2003-04)
Mentor: Alice L. Hoffert, Associate Vice President for Enrollment Management
Duration: 3 months

The intern will work with the associate vice president for enrollment management to gain an understanding of and experience in all aspects of enrollment management concepts in preparation for review of the institution’s annual reports. The intern will attend and participate in meetings of various management groups (enrollment management team, enrollment management task force, etc.). The proposed project includes a review of the annual reports from campus departments to identify and compare various enrollment management strategies indicated in the reports. The intern would 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: Public Relations Focus Groups (#2003-05)
Mentor: David Vorland, Director, University Relations
Duration: 3 months

The intern will work with David Vorland to (1) organize a series of campus meetings to test a new approach to positioning the university in its public relations and marketing efforts, (2) conduct research to determine the best practice in the area of integrated marketing, and (3) assist in organizing an approach to seeking external feedback on these matters. As an “old timer” at UND, Vorland has long been a student of the politics and practice of organizational behavior at UND and can provide the intern with insights into UND’s corporate culture gained from many years of observing UND from inside the inner circle. Preference will be given to applicants with some background in the techniques and limitations of focus group research.

Title: Judicial Affairs Assessment Tool (#2003-06)
Mentor: Jerry Bulisco, Associate Dean of Student Life and Director of Judicial Affairs and Crisis Programs
Duration: 12 weeks

The project involves the development and implementation of a judicial affairs assessment tool to be used in evaluating the judicial affairs process at the University of North Dakota. The assessment will be used to better understand and improve the process and outcomes of judicial affairs. The assessment may focus on evaluating fairness, student learning, and professionalism in the university’s judicial process as well as assessing students’ overall satisfaction and development. The first six weeks will be devoted to developing and implementing the assessment tool; the second six weeks to analyzing the data. Associate Dean Bulisco will serve as a mentor in helping the intern develop administrative skills by demonstrating teamwork through weekly contacts, establishing deadlines, and ensuring the necessary follow-through in an organized manner. Evaluation of the intern’s work will be based on completion of the assessment in a timely manner, openness to critique and constructive criticism, as well as the individual’s ability to seek guidance and support with this project. Desired skills include a strong interest in program evaluations and assessments, a knowledgeable base in research, specifically in developing an instrument and analysis of data, and a desire to learn more about judicial affairs.

To apply, call 777-4824 or e-mail victoria.beard@mail.und.nodak.edu. Completed applications are due Friday, Sept. 26.

 
 
events to note
 

Scientist will discuss radar use in measuring rainfall

Neil I. Fox, professor at University of Missouri - Columbia, will present a seminar, “Where (Not) to Measure Rainfall,” Friday, Sept. 19, at 3:15 p.m. in 111 Ryan Hall. This talk will focus on some of the problems with assumptions when precipitation measurements are made with radar. Inherently, radar observations sample precipitation above the surface, but many things can happen to precipitation on its journey to the surface. These include wind-drift, evaporation and orographic growth. There is also the problem of overshoot, where the radar may miss the precipitation altogether. The presentation will discuss a variety of ways of accounting for these problems, and will use examples taken from experiments in the United Kingdom, Australia and the U.S. The methods examined are the use of microwave attenuation measurements, Doppler radar winds, and non-Weather Service radars. There will also be some information on how to use a rain gauge. Everyone is welcome; the talk is free.

 

Mixed Blood Theatre visits apartment community center

Upcoming programs at the Dakota Science Center are free to any age student:

“Archaeology, Anthropology, and Geology: All Sciences Related and Relative,” Sept. 13 and 14, at 3 p.m., presented by Mike Davis, UND graduate student in geology. Discover new ways to look at the world around us through the eyes of science.

“The Mysteries of Forensic Science,” Sept. 20, at 2:30 p.m., presented by Shauna Charles, UND biology and forensic science student. Explore a variety of forensic science techniques used by professionals in their jobs. Finger printing, analyzing blood spatters, and identifying other clues will help solve the mystery presented in this class.

Come have fun with the Dakota Science Center, where science is for everyone! For more information about digNubia activities, contact the Dakota Science Center at 795-8500.

– Dawn Botsford (Student and Outreach Services), for Dakota Science Center.

 

Reflecting on Teaching: An All Campus Colloquium, set for Sept. 19

The Chinese Student Association will celebrate the Chinese traditional moon festival and hold a Sino-U.S. Culture Colloquium with free Chinese food and games at 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 13, at the International Centre. Everyone is welcome.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Weipeng Liu, president, Chinese Student Association.

 

Space studies launches colloquium series Sept. 22

The fall 2003 space studies colloquium is set for Monday, Sept. 22, in 210 Clifford Hall at 5 p.m.
“Landsat Data Continuity Mission” will be presented by Jon Christopherson, principal systems engineer, USGS EROS Data Center.

Since 1972 the Landsat program has provided continuous observations of Earth’s land areas, giving researchers and policy makers an unprecedented vantage point for assessing global environmental changes. The Land Remote Sensing Act of 1992 returned mission operation and ownership to the government beginning with Landsat 7, mandated a follow-on mission, Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM), and recommended exploring new opportunities with the private sector. As such, the private sector will design, build, launch, and operate the LDCM system while supplying the government continued access to data. LDCM represents a unique opportunity for NASA and USGS to provide science data in partnership with private industry, to reduce cost and risk to both parties, while concurrently creating an environment to expand the commercial remote sensing market.

The schedule of colloquia follows.

Sept. 22: “Landsat Data Continuity Mission,” Jon Christopherson, principal systems engineer, USGS EROS Data Center;

Oct. 6: “Making Sense of Extrasolar Planets,” William Cochran, McDonald Observatory, University of Texas at Austin;

Oct. 13: “Future Challenges in Ground-Based Solar Astronomy,” Dave Dooling, education officer, National Solar Observatory;

Oct. 27: “Searching for Gamma Ray Bursts,” Tim Young (physics);

Nov. 10: “Predicting and Preventing Space Motion Sickness, Disorientation, and Perceptual Illusions During Spaceflight,” Ken Stroud (Ph.D. candidate), Bioserve Space Technologies, Aerospace Engineering Sciences, University of Colorado at Boulder;

Nov. 17: “Revolutionizing Asteroid Science via the Detection of Weak Near-Infrared Spectral Absorption Features,” Paul Hardersen (space studies);

Dec. 1: “Enabling Support Technologies for Human Space Exploration: It’s a Long, Long Road to Mars,” Charles Barnes, research program manager, Advanced Human Support Technology Program, NASA Headquarters;

Dec. 8: “Structures for Space Habitation,” Marc Cohen, Advanced Projects Branch, NASA Ames Research Center.

– Eligar Sadeh, Space Studies.

 

Graduate committee meets Monday

The graduate committee will meet Monday, Sept. 22, from 3:05 to 5 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall. The agenda will include: approval of minutes from Sept. 15, review of graduate faculty nominations, and matters arising.

– Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school.

 

Experts panel to discuss environmental policy

A group of five internationally renowned business, environmental, science, and government experts will debate the environmental policy surrounding airborne pollutants during the opening panel at the Air Quality IV Conference. Discussion begins at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 22, at the Marriott Crystal Gateway in Arlington, Va.

Raymond J. Garant, manager of environmental policy and policy outreach, American Chemical Society, is the panel moderator. Panelists include Larry Monroe, program manager for pollution control research at Southern Company Services; Steve Benson, senior research manager at the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC); and panel coordinator Michael Durham, president of ADA Environmental Solutions, LLC; Felice Stadler, national policy coordinator, Clean the Rain Campaign, National Wildlife Federation; and John Shanahan, majority counsel, U.S. Senate committee on environment and public works. Panelists will touch on crucial topics such as the challenges in getting good science and good policy to work together, current and proposed emission standards, the need for and level of regulation to ensure public health, the impacts of pollutants and regulations on economic growth and competitiveness, and future research and development needs.

Air Quality IV is the world’s premier conference for reviewing the current state of science and policy for mercury, trace elements, and particulate matter in the environment. The conference provides a forum for industry, government, and research organizations to help enhance the environmental performance of the nation’s future energy infrastructure.

It is sponsored by the Energy & Environmental Research Center (EERC), the U.S. Department of Energy National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL), the Center for Air Toxic Metals (CATM) through the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Research and Development National Center for Environmental Research, and EPRI.

Keynote speakers include Sen. Byron Dorgan; Sen. Kent Conrad; Rep. Earl Pomeroy; Jeffrey Holmstead, assistant administrator for air and radiation, EPA; Rita Bajura, director of NETL; and Clay S. Jenkinson, humanities scholar, who will present, in character, Thomas Jefferson’s views on air quality and the environment.

More than 350 attendees from 38 states and 10 countries are expected to attend this year’s conference. The three-day event runs through Sept. 24 and is open to the public. To access details on the program, visit our web site at http://www.undeerc.org/aq4 <http://www.undeerc.org/aq4>.

– Energy and Environmental Research Center.

 

Homecoming activities set for next week

“Stand up and cheer” for Homecoming! Telesis, UND’s student-alumni organization, has coordinated some events for this year’s Homecoming. The week will begin with a blood drive Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 22 and 23, in the River Valley Room in Memorial Union, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. On Wednesday, an ice cream social will be held to introduce the King and Queen candidates from noon to 2 p.m. in front of Memorial Union. There will also be the “Smash Bash” in front of the Union from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26, will be a special Denim Day for Homecoming. Faculty and staff can wear green and white UND apparel with their denim if they pay a dollar to support the American Cancer Society. The department which raises the most money will be awarded a pizza party sponsored by Papa John’s Pizza. A family carnival will be held Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Hyslop Sports Center multi-purpose gym. Saturday will conclude our homecoming festivities with a 5K/10K walk at the Ralph Engelstad Arena. Registration, which begins at 7 a.m., is $15. The race will begin at 8 a.m. The Homecoming parade will be held along University Avenue beginning at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. Please direct any questions to Katie Tyler at (701) 402-0132 or to a Telesis advisor at 777-2611.

– Telesis.

 

Open forums will review Wellness Center plans

Faculty and staff will have an opportunity to learn about UND’s proposed new Wellness Center at two open forums scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 23, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and one from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Choose whichever one best fits your schedule. Both will be held in the Reed Keller Auditorium at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The forums will cover past, present, and future plans for the Wellness Center, including options currently under consideration. Student leaders will update options that the student body will vote on in an Oct. 1 referendum. There will be time for questions and answers. The forums are sponsored by student government and the department of wellness.
Please join us.

– Laurie Betting, Wellness Center.

 

Grand Forks Master Chorale celebrates 21st year

The Grand Forks Master Chorale, now under the direction of Anthony Reeves, UND director of choirs, will start its 21st season with an annual fundraising “Just Desserts” concert, Tuesday, Sept. 23, 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 Forks 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 golf balls and sport towels from Jim Donahue/American Family; photos and/or artwork from ARTCO Photography and Badman Art; gift cards or certificates from Grizzly’s, River Bend, and Sanders; various stay packages from Best Western Townhouse, Comfort Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Holiday Inn, Lakeview Inn & Suites, Roadking Inn-Columbia Mall, Settle Inn; and other prizes from Grand Forks Master Chorale, Grand Limousine, Merry Maids and Party Lite from Wendy Swerdlow. Raffle tickets are $5 each. To order tickets, send your name, the number of tickets you want, and your phone number to mjohnson@gra.midco.net.

The Grand Forks Master Chorale schedule for the rest of the year includes:

“Music to Feed the Soul” -- Sunday, Oct. 26, 7:30 p.m. Sacred Heart Church - 200 3rd St N.W., East Grand Forks. Features the splendid Requiem by Maurice Duruflé and motets by Duruflé, Fauré, Elgar, and Stravinsky.

“On Christmas Night . . . “ -- Sunday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m., St. Michael’s Church, 6th Ave. N., Grand Forks. The Master Chorale and special guests the Grand Cities Children’s Choir ring in the holidays for the Grand Forks area with a celebration featuring Christmas music from Gregorian chant to the present day in the beauty of St. Michael’s Church sanctuary.

“Music from the Grand Siècle” -- Sunday, Feb. 29, 3:30 p.m., United Lutheran Church, 324 Chestnut St., Grand Forks. Oak Grove High School Choir will join the Grand Forks Master Chorale for a musical journey to the splendor of the court of the Sun King, Louis XIV.

“Masterwork -- Rachmaninoff: All Night Vigil.” -- Sunday, May 2, 7 p.m., Holy Family Church, 1018 - 18th Ave. S., Grand Forks. The Master Chorale will be joined by the UND Concert Choir in presenting the stunningly spiritual masterpiece of Sergei Rachmaninoff.

 

Large passenger van training set for Sept. 23 and 24

Large passenger vans which can carry 10 to 15 people have become a safety issue all over the United States. 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 drivers at UND and will issue certification cards.

The program consists of two components. One is a mandatory web-based training program which takes approximately 20 minutes to complete and consists of watching a short video and answering questions. This 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 training. 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 on Ralph Engelstad Arena Drive. The fall session of behind-the-wheel training is offered Tuesday and Wednesday, Sept. 23 and 24, 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.

 

Honorees will receive awards during Homecoming

The Alumni Association will honor three distinguished alumni with The Sioux Award, the Alumni Association’s highest honor, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the Alerus Center. Those accepting the award will be Earl S. Strinden, ‘58; Sara G. Garland, ‘68, ‘72; and Jean Haley Harper, ‘75. They will also honor three recipients with the Young Alumni Achievement Award: Dave St. Peter, Karn (Monge) Jilek, and Keith Becker.

Earl S. Strinden received his undergraduate degree from Concordia College, Moorhead, in 1953. After college he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and was made second lieutenant. In 1958 he received his master’s degree from UND and became manager and co-owner of Strinden Hardware in Grand Forks. He also taught briefly at Lincoln High School in Thief River Falls, Minn.

Strinden became executive vice president of the UND Alumni Association in 1969. In 1978 he organized the UND Foundation. During his tenure, assets grew from $1 million to over $130 million in 2000. He served two terms on the Grand Forks City Council and also served in the North Dakota House of Representatives from 1966 to 1988. He received the Concordia College Alumni Achievement Award in 2001. He and his wife, Jan, have five children, and 11 grandchildren. They reside in Grand Forks.

Sara Garland earned her bachelor’s degree in journalism from UND in 1968 and a master’s degree in 1972. In 1968 Garland became one of the first women reporters for KXJB-TV in Fargo. In 1972 she moved to Washington, D.C., and was assistant director of public affairs at the Corporation for Public Broadcasting. Later she became a legislative assistant to Congresswoman Margaret Heckler and subsequently became a senior legislative assistant to Sen. Quentin Burdick. She has also served as chief of staff for Sen. Kent Conrad.

In 1993 Garland founded the Greystone Group, a government relations company in Washington, D.C. She is also president of the UND Energy and Environmental Research Center Foundation. She is married to Kim E. Uhl; they have three children and reside in Washington, D.C.

Jean Haley Harper earned her bachelor’s degree from the John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences in 1975. She was one of the first three women pilots employed by United Airlines (January 1978) and among the first 50 in the U.S. at the time.

She met her husband, Victor, also a United Airlines captain, in 1977. They were married in May 1981. In November 1992 the traditional roles were switched when Jean made her first flight as a United Airlines captain with Victor as co-pilot. The Harpers became United’s first wife/husband pilot crew with the wife as captain.

Today, Harper is a Boeing 757 captain with United Airlines. She has received numerous awards for her achievements including the 1999 Woman of Distinction award from Girl Scouts of America and the 1998 Delta Zeta Woman of the Year. Her published writings have appeared in McCall’s Magazine, Frontier Magazine, Air Line Pilot Magazine, and the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. She is also a charter member and past president of the International Society of Women Airline Pilots. Jean and Victor live in Centennial, Colo., with their two children, Annie and Sam.

The Sioux Award dates back to 1949, when it was known as the Service Award. It is given to UND alumni who have distinguished themselves in their chosen fields of endeavor and who are selected by the Citations Committee based on achievement, service and loyalty.

Three distinguished alumni will receive the Young Alumni Achievement Award: Dave St. Peter, ‘89; Karn (Monge) Jilek, ‘89; and Keith Becker, ‘92, ‘94.

Dave St. Peter graduated with a bachelor’s degree in public relations in 1989. While at UND, he was involved with UND athletic department’s sports information office, Dakota Student campus newspaper and the Grand Forks Herald newspaper.

St. Peter was named the fourth president of the Minnesota Twins professional baseball team in Minneapolis in November 2002. He oversees the club’s business departments including ticket sales, corporate partnerships, marketing, community affairs, communications, broadcast, stadium operations, human resources, and finance. He is also involved in business-related baseball decisions as well as the team’s ongoing effort to ensure the long-term viability of the franchise in the Upper Midwest.
He serves on the board of the Twins Community Fund, Minneapolis Downtown Council, Bob Allison Ataxia Research Center, Athletes Committed to Educating Students, and Park Nicollet Foundation. He also volunteers his time with fundraising efforts for the Minnesota ALS Association. He lives in Eden Prairie, Minn., with his wife, Joan, and sons Jack, Eric and Benjamin.
Karn (Monge) Jilek graduated with a bachelor’s degree in marketing in 1989. She is president and co-owner of JK Lube, Inc., a franchise of Jiffy Lube International, in Fargo, West Fargo and Moorhead. She runs five service centers and is one of the few women in the company running her own franchise. She serves on the IT committee within Jiffy Lube International and has raised over $30,000 for various nonprofit organizations in the last decade. Karn lives in West Fargo with her husband, Patrick.
Keith Becker graduated magna cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and management in 1992. He earned a Master’s of Business Administration from UND in 1994.

Today, Becker is associate director for Youth for Christ/USA (YFC), a national non-profit faith-based organization, out of Englewood, Colo. Since 2000 he has been the national internship director, helping 80 to 100 college students annually receive college credit, enrich their lives and invest in the lives of teenagers.

He serves as the UND alumni representative for sporting events and University recruiting efforts. He currently resides in Aurora, Colo.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award is an honor bestowed on the leaders of tomorrow. The recipients must have graduated within the last 15 years and reached high levels of achievement in a career or profession, demonstrated leadership capability, have skills that demonstrate potential for distinction, and substantial indications of a commitment to the service of others.

– Alumni Association.

 

North Dakota Quarterly celebrates latest special issue: “The Way of Kinship”

North Dakota Quarterly celebrates the latest special issue, “The Way of Kinship,” Wednesday, Sept. 24, 3:30 to 5 p.m. at the North Dakota Museum of Art.

Scott Momaday, a Pulitzer prize-winning Native American writer, says in the introduction to “The Way of Kinship”: “The writings here, while altogether modern in one sense, are based upon literature, albeit oral, that has existed for thousands of years. They are reflections of people who have lived long on the earth, on their own terms, in harmony with the powers of nature. They are invaluable to us who have so much to learn from them.”

This special issue provides a unique insight into the Siberian culture -- its history, literature, people and legacy. With pictures, poems and stories based on the deep root of oral tradition, the experience of this powerful past is an enjoyable one.
To commemorate this issue, North Dakota Quarterly invites the public to a reception in honor of “The Way of Kinship,” 3:30 to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, at the North Dakota Museum of Art. Everyone is invited to enjoy readings, fellowship and refreshments.

Since 1911, and with only one interruption, North Dakota Quarterly (NDQ) has been published on the campus of the University, bringing to readers locally and internationally the best fiction, essays, poetry, and reviews, from the unique perspective of the Northern Plains in the American Midwest. Throughout its existence, NDQ has introduced various cultures to its readership and is now pleased to present “The Way of Kinship: An Anthology of Native Siberian Literature.”

“The Way of Kinship” was produced in part with a grant from the North Valley Arts Council and the City of Grand Forks.
For further information, please contact Kate Sweney, production manager, at 777-3322 or ndq@und.nodak.edu.

– North Dakota Quarterly.

 

Please announce practice interview day

Faculty and staff are asked to announce practice interview day. Students can practice interviewing and networking (sign-up required), Wednesday, Sept. 24, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.

Students may sign up for practice interview times at career services, 280 McCannel Hall, 777-3904. They are asked to dress appropriately and bring a resume.

– Mark Thompson, director, career services/cooperative education.

 

Groundbreaking for neuroscience research facility set for Sept. 25

Ground will be broken Thursday, Sept. 25, for the neuroscience research facility at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.
Everyone is welcome to attend the ceremony, which begins at 3 p.m. at the corner of Hamline and Fifth Ave. N.

The state-of-the-art neuroscience research facility will house neuroscientists who are working to uncover new knowledge on how the brain functions at its most basic level. Their goal is to increase understanding of the causes of neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s Alzheimer’s, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy and ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Their research also is aimed at furthering knowledge of mechanisms in the brain which lead to drug-seeking behavior.

Federal funds are financing most of the cost of constructing the $3 million, one-story-plus-basement, 14,000-square-foot structure which is expected to be completed in the fall of 2004.

UND President Charles Kupchella will preside at the groundbreaking ceremony; speakers are expected to include: UND Vice President for Health Affairs H. David Wilson; Dr. Richard Kunkel of the State Board of Higher Education; NDUS Chancellor Larry Isaak; Grand Forks Mayor Michael Brown; Governor John Hoeven, and members of the congressional delegation, if they are able to attend.

For more information, please contact the Office of the Dean, 777-2514.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Robert Klinkhammer, Gene DeLorme will be honored

The social work department will honor Robert Klinkhammer, associate professor and field coordinator for the department from 1969 until his retirement in 1998, and Eugene DeLorme, director of UND’s Indians into Medicine (INMED) Program at a luncheon Friday, Sept. 26, at the Holiday Inn. If you would like to attend, please call Beverly Blegen at 777-3774 for more information. – Social work department.

 

Innovation showcase and workshop held during Homecoming

The Center for Innovation, Alumni Association and Alumni Ambassadors are sponsoring an innovation showcase and workshop Friday, Sept. 26, at the Alerus Center. The innovation showcase will begin at 9 a.m., and the innovation and entrepreneurship workshop will begin at 1:30 p.m.

The innovation showcase is a trade show expo that spotlights area businesses and entrepreneurs. It’s a chance to see what others are doing to increase growth in the community and state as well as network with businesses and entrepreneurs in the area.

The innovation and entrepreneurship workshop, led by alumnus Gerald Haman, will develop plans to continue the growth of UND, Grand Forks and North Dakota.

Haman, a founding partner of SolutionPeople, developer of the Thinkubator in Chicago, serves as an adjunct professor of innovation for Northwestern University’s new Masters of Product Development program. He is an award-winning inventor of the KnowBrainer tool which has proven to increase creativity by over 500 percent. He has been profiled in 50 major news publications including FAST Company, Newsweek Japan and Investors Business Daily. He is a 1982 UND Arts and Sciences graduate.

Luncheon speakers are Robert Helland and Linda Butts. Helland is co-founder of DBL Labs, Inc., a wholesale optical venture in St. Joseph, Minn.; Bartley Optical, a wholesale optical company in California; and MCO, an optical coating venture in Minnesota. He sold the companies in the 1990s. He is a native of East Grand Forks, a 1962 graduate of UND in industrial management, serves as president of the UND Foundation, and is a member of the Center for Innovation advisory board. Linda Butts, director of the North Dakota Economic Development and Finance office, will present “North Dakota’s Entrepreneur Business Climate.”
Both events are free and open to the public. For more information call Stacy Nelson at 777-2611 or snelson@und-alum.org.

– Alumni Association.

 

“Green and White Day” will celebrate Homecoming

Homecoming is a time for students, faculty and staff to show their school spirit. Telesis, the student alumni association, is responsible for planning student activities during Homecoming. For the last several years, “Green and White Day” has been scheduled during Homecoming Week to help students, faculty, and staff of the university show their spirit.
The third annual “Green and White Day” will be held Friday, Sept. 26. Telesis invites all faculty and staff to show their UND spirit and dress in school colors. Each participant is asked to donate a dollar, which will be given to a local charity. The department which raises the most money will receive an office pizza party.

If you have any questions regarding the details of this event, please feel free to contact Katie Tyler at (701) 402-0132 or e-mail katherine.tyler@und.nodak.edu. Go UND!

– Telesis.

 

Student organizations fair set for Sept. 30

The Center for Student Involvement and Leadership is sponsoring a student organizations fair Tuesday, Sept. 30, from 4 to 7 p.m. The event will feature student organization booths for students, faculty, and staff interested in campus involvement. Contact me at 777-3620 for more information.

– Clint Bueling, coordinator of student organizations, Memorial Union.

 

Symphony presents “Grand Romances” Oct. 4

The Greater Grand Forks Symphony Orchestra celebrates the opening of its 95th season with “Grand Romances,” featuring popular songs and arias from light opera and musical theater, Saturday, Oct. 4, at 7:30 p.m., Empire Arts Center. Job Christenson, Anne Christopherson, Royce Blackurn and Louise Pinkerton join the symphony with music from Phantom of the Opera, Gershwin’s Porgy and Bess, Bizet’s Toreador Song and more. Ticket information is available at 777-4090.

– Greater Grand Forks Symphony.

 

Jason Mraz to play Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Center

Rock artist Jason Mraz will play Ralph Engelstad Arena’s Olympic Center Wednesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m. An opening act will be announced later.

Jason Mraz’s current song, “The Remedy,” continues to rise into the Top 20. Mraz is the second national touring artist to play the Olympic Center. The Goo Goo Dolls and Lisa Loeb played the 3,300 seat venue last fall.

Tickets for the show will go on sale Saturday, Sept. 20, at 11 a.m. at the Ralph Engelstad box office, all Ticketmaster outlets, and www.theralph.com. Ticket prices for the show are $19.50. This is a general admission event.

For more information on this event, please contact the Arena at 777-4167.

– Ralph Engelstad Arena.

 

Red River High School presents “Camelot”

The Red River High School department of fine arts will present “Camelot” Nov. 4, 6, 7, 8 at 7:30 p.m., and Nov. 9 at 2 p.m. Join us for an adventure of mythical proportions. King Arthur, Queen Guenevere and the Knights of the Round Table come to life in this classic Lerner and Lowe musical.

Tickets are $6 for adults, and $4 for students and seniors. Reserved seating only; for reservations, please call 746-2411.

Tickets are on sale now.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Red River High School department of fine arts.

 
 
announcements
 

Medical School will increase class size

The opportunity to pursue a career in medicine increased by 10 percent this fall with the addition of five seats in the freshman medical class at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

The increased class size is in response to national trends in medicine that forecast more doctors will be needed in the future.

Sixty-one new students began studies recently in the four-year doctor of medicine (M.D.) degree program – 55 in state supported seats and six enrolled through the Indians Into Medicine (INMED) program. The school will continue to admit at this level; other medical schools around the country also are increasing enrollments.

– School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

 

Campaign works to prevent youth smoking, tobacco use

An ad campaign to prevent North Dakota youth from using tobacco products has been launched this week by the Center for Health Promotion and Translation Research (CHPTR) at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Radio and TV ads are running in Minot, Bismarck, Devils Lake, Dickinson, Beulah, Jamestown, Williston, Bottineau, Belcourt, Fort Totten and New Town. The campaign was developed by faculty and staff of CHPTR, a federally funded grant project administered through the Center for Rural Health.

Advertising follows the theme, “The Plain Truth,” and consists of five television and five radio ads. The campaign is supported by a grant from the Health Resources Services Administration through the Office of Rural Health Policy in Washington, D.C.
For more information about the campaign, contact the CHPTR office at 777-4046.

A comprehensive evaluation of the ads’ effectiveness will be conducted, which should yield valuable information about which type of prevention ad is most effective for North Dakota youth. For the first time, evaluation will include an examination of the effectiveness of tobacco prevention ads in Native American youth.

– Nancy Vogeltanz-Holm, director of the primary prevention unit of the CHPTR project, Grand Forks.

 

Artsplace exhibits Jerry Olson's work

Artsplace, 1110 Second Ave. N., will feature art work and photography by the late Jerry Olson, longtime photographer for the University, through Nov. 8. Hours are 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

-- Jan Orvik, editor, University Letter.

 

Internal staff vacancies now listed online

A listing of UND staff position vacancies which are open to current employees is now available on the human resources web site, www.humanresources.und.edu. Click on “Internal Hiring” in the left hand column. The page will open only from computers with UND IP addresses. Eligibility requirements and procedures to use the internal process are also found on the web site. If you prefer, you may continue to access the internal staff vacancies through the career line at 777-3400. Please call human resources if you have questions at 777-4361.

– Diane Nelson, director, Office of Human Resources.

 

New employee wellness program planned

Because of the success of last spring’s employee wellness program (Trekking the Trail with Lewis & Clark) and to continue to promote employee health and well being, a new program, “Wellness . . . A Way of Life” will be launched Oct. 13. This program will promote all seven dimensions of wellness during the seven-week session. More information will be mailed to you in the near future.

– Laurie Betting, wellness program, and Judy Streifel Reller, U2 program.

 

Denim Day is last Wednesday of month

It’s the last Wednesday of the month – that means Sept. 24 is Denim Day. Pay your dollar, wear your button, and “go casual.” All proceeds go to charity. Tired of watching other offices and buildings have all the fun? Call me and I’ll set you up with buttons and posters for your area.

– Patsy Nies, enrollment services, 777-3791, for the Denim Day committee.

 

AAUW seeks book donations

Moving? Cleaning? The American Association of University Women (AAUW) needs your used, donated books. Call 772-1609 or 775-9468 for book pick-up. – Dianne Stam, University Learning Center, 777-4406.

 

U2 workshops listed for Sept. 29 to Oct. 9

Below are U2 workshops for Sept. 29 through Oct. 9. Visit our web site for additional workshops in 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/. 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.

Annual Reporting Update: Sept. 29, 9 to 10:30 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. This is a workshop to familiarize campus units with the new application for submitting annual reports online, as well as previewing and printing the web report. If possible, please bring an electronic copy of last year’s annual report with you to the workshop. Presenters: Carol Drechsel and Carmen Williams, institutional research.

Supervisor’s Role With Work-Related Injuries: Sept. 29, 1 to 2:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This class is designed to identify the role and responsibilities of the supervisor when a work-related injury has taken place. The workshop will review UND’s procedures as well as information about the North Dakota Workers’ Compensation Bureau. Presenter: Claire Moen.

360 Customer Care (limited seating): Sept. 30, 9 to 11 a.m., 305 Twamley Hall. “Who is your customer and how important is your role in creating a positive experience for that customer? What is good customer service? What do you do when you have a difficult customer?” Presenter: Joy Johnson.

HTML: Sept. 30 and Oct. 2, 9 to 11:30 a.m., 361 Upson II Hall. Learn how to create a web page with Hyper Text Markup Language, graphics and links.

Defensive Driving: Sept. 30, 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Jason Uhlir.

Supplemental Retirement Annuities (SRA’s): Oct. 1, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Rural Technology Center. This program explains how a supplemental retirement annuity offers an easy, affordable, and tax-deferred way to build the additional assets you may need to adequately support a longer life-span. Significant other/partner welcome. Presenter: Molly Melanson, TIAA-CREF individual consultant.

Supplemental Retirement Annuities (SRA’s): Oct. 2, 10 a.m. to noon, River Valley Room, Memorial Union. (see above).
Defensive Driving: Oct. 7, 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. This workshop is required by state fleet for all UND employees who drive state fleet vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating a state fleet vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota insurance premiums and could possibly take away points from your driving record. Presenter: Officer Tom Brockling.

Performance Evaluation and Progressive Discipline: Oct. 7, 1 to 3 p.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. Presenters: Joy Johnson and Desi Sporbert.

Accounting Services Policies and Procedures: Oct. 8, 9 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Review of accounting policies and procedures and any recent changes or updates. Presenter: accounting services.

Beneficial Work Station Design and Solving Ergonomics Problems: Oct. 8, 2 to 4 p.m., 17 Swanson Hall. New class designed to review ergonomic principles and factors relating to workstation design. Office, industrial, trade areas and tool selection will be included. In addition, problem solving methods will be utilized to address a variety of design problems. Class is appropriate for employees and supervisors in all areas on campus. Presenter: Claire Moen.

Interpersonal Conflict, When and How do You get Involved? Oct. 9, 8:30 to 11:30 a.m., River Valley Room, Memorial Union. Fee: $15 (includes materials and refreshments). Whether we like it or not, interpersonal conflicts occur every day in our workplaces. Many people are uncomfortable with conflict and avoid problem areas with the hope that the issues will just go away. But these problems do not disappear. Learn how to handle these conflicts more effectively and avoid getting caught in the middle. Presenter: Daniel Bjerknes.

– Julie Sturges, U2 Program Assistant, University within the University.

 
 
GRANTS & RESEARCH
 

Deadlines clarified for Bush Foundation program

Last week’s University Letter had incorrect deadlines for a Bush Foundation program. The correct information follows.

Bush Foundation

Artist Fellows Program-Support for artists at any stage of their life’s work whose work reflects any of the region’s diverse geographic, racial, and aesthetic communities. Categories for 2003 are: literature (poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction), music composition, scriptworks (playwriting and screenwriting), and film/video. Deadlines: 10/18/03 (scriptworks); 10/18/03 (film/video); 10/25/03 (literature); 11/1/03 (music composition). Contact: Kathi Polley, 651-227-0891; kpolley@bushfound.org; http://www.bushfoundation.org/programs/ArtistFellowsProg.htm.

– Jan Orvik, editor, for Kathi Polley, Bush Foundation.

 

Senate scholarly activities committee lists deadlines

Wednesday, Oct. 15, is the second deadline for submission of applications to the Senate scholarly activities committee (SSAC). The committee will consider requests from faculty members to support: 1) research, creative activity or other types of scholarly endeavors; and 2) requests for funds to meet publication costs. Travel applications will not be considered at that time.

The third deadline for submission of applications is Thursday, Jan. 15. Travel applications will be considered only for travel that will occur between Jan. 16, 2004, and May 3, 2004. No other applications will be considered.

The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday, Feb. 17. Research/Creative Activity and Publication grant applications as well as applications for New Faculty Scholar Awards will be considered at that time. No travel applications will be considered at that time.

The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Monday, May 3, 2004. Travel applications will be considered at that time only for travel that will occur between May 4, 2004, and Sept. 15, 2004. No other applications will be considered.

The committee reminds applicants to carefully prepare their proposals and be specific and realistic in their budget requests. Although the SSAC encourages submission of research/creative activity proposals and travel/publication requests, the committee takes into consideration the most recent SSAC (and FRCAC) awards granted to each applicant. Priority will be given to beginning faculty and first-time applicants. Requests for research/creative activity awards may not exceed $2,500.

Application forms for research/creative activity, travel or publication requests are available at the office of research and program development, 105 Twamley Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s home page (on UND’s home page at www.und.edu under Research). Please be sure the forms you are using are current. An original and seven copies of the application must be submitted to ORPD prior to the deadline. Applications that are not prepared in accordance with the directions on the forms will not be considered by the Committee.

– James Hikins (communication), chair, Senate scholarly activities committee.

 

Research, grant opportunities listed

Following are research and grant opportunities. For additional information, contact the Office of Research and Program Development at 777-4278 or shirley.griffin@mail.und.nodak.edu.

Portions of the following data were derived from the Community of Science’s COS Funding OpportunitiesTM which is provided for the exclusive use of the University of North Dakota and may not be republished or made available outside the University of North Dakota in any form except via the COS Record ShareTM on the COS website.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR CANCER RESEARCH (AACR)
Career Development Awards support individuals at the beginning of full-time faculty appointments who hold the title of instructor, acting assistant professor, assistant professor, or an equivalent full-time faculty appointment. Awards are available for research on lung cancer, the HER Family Pathway, and pancreatic cancer. Deadline: 11/14/03. Contact: Sheri Ozard, 215-440-9300, ext. 114; awards@aacr.org; http://www.aacr.org/1603.asp

Career Development Awards for Assistant Professors support individuals in the first or second year as an Assistant Professor or equivalent full-time, tenure-track faculty conducting research on lung or breast cancer. Deadline and Contact: See above.

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN (AAUW)
Dissertation Fellowships are awarded to women in their final year of a doctoral degree program in all fields of study except engineering. Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 319-337-1716, ext. 60; foundation@aauw.org; http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm.

Master’s and First Professional Awards and Engineering Dissertation Awards are awarded to women who intend to pursue a full-time course of study during the fellowship year in one of the designated degree programs where women’s participation traditionally has been low (Architecture, Computer/Information Sciences, Engineering, Mathematics/Statistics). Special consideration is given to applicants who show professional promise in innovative or neglected areas of research or practice in areas of public interest. Fellowships in the following degree programs are restricted to women of color: Business Administration (M.B.A., E.M.B.A.). Law (J.D.), Medicine (M.D., D.O.). Deadlines: 1/10/04 (Master’s/First Professional); 11/15/03 (Engineering). Contact: See above or http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/selected.cfm.

Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowships support women in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences. Contact: AAUW Educational Foundation, 319-337-1716, ext. 60; foundation@aauw.org; http://www.aauw.org/fga/fellowships_grants/american.cfm. Deadline: 11/15/03.

Summer/Short-Term Research Publication Grants are awarded to tenure-track, part-time, and temporary faculty, as well as new and established researchers and independent scholars, for preparation of research for publication. Deadline and Contact: See above.

AMERICAN-SCANDINAVIAN FOUNDATION
Awards for Study in Scandinavia—Fellowships are awarded to graduate-level students, in any field of study, for dissertation-related study or research in one or more Scandinavian countries. Deadline: 11/01/03. Contact: Scandinavia House, 212-879-9779; info@amscan.org; http://www.amscan.org/asfsis_1.pdf.

ATLAS ECONOMIC RESEARCH FOUNDATION
Health and Welfare Grants Program--Small “startup” grants support “think tank” work on health and welfare issues, with priority given to topics related to more vulnerable sectors of society (e.g., the elderly, disabled, or women and children. Deadline: 10/31/03. Contact: Health and Welfare Program, 703-934-6969; atlas@atlasusa.org; http://www.atlasusa.org/programs/health_index.php?refer=programs.

BUSH FOUNDATION (CORRECTED ANNOUNCEMENT)
Artist Fellows Program-Support for artists at any stage of their life’s work whose work reflects any of the region’s diverse geographic, racial, and aesthetic communities. Categories are: Visual Arts: Two Dimensional; Visual Arts: Three Dimensional; Choreography/Multimedia/Performance Art-Storytelling; Traditional and Folk Art. Deadlines: Visual Arts--Three Dimension: 10/24/2003; Choreography/Multimedia/Performance Art-Storytelling: 10/24/03; Visual Arts–Two Dimensional: 10/31/03; Traditional and Folk Arts: 10/31/03. Contact: Bush Artist Fellows Program, 651-227-089; kpolley@bushfoundation.org; htttp://www.bushfoundation.org/programs/ArtistFellowsProg.htm.

CANADIAN EMBASSY
Canadian Studies Graduate Student Fellowship Program--Support for doctoral students to conduct research in the social science and humanities that may lead to better knowledge and understanding of Canada and its relationship with the U.S. and/or other countries. Contact: Daniel Abele, 202-682-7727; daniel.abele@dfait-maeci.gc.ca; http://www.canadianembassy.org/education/grantguide-en.asp. Deadline: 10/31/03.

COUNCIL FOR INTERNATIONAL EXCHANGE OF SCHOLARS (CIES)
Germany: German Studies Seminar-- Support for Ph.D. candidates with full-time teaching appointments to participate in a group seminar on current German society and culture. Deadline: 11/1/03. Contact: Richard Pettit, 202-686-6240; rpettit@cies.iie.org; http://www.cies.org/cies/download/2004_05AWARDS_CATALOGUE.pdf.

COUNCIL ON LIBRARY AND INFORMATION RESOURCES (CLIR)
Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research allow students enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the humanities, and to conduct research wherever relevant sources are located. Contact: Mellon Fellowships, 202-939-4750; info@clir.org; http://www.clir.org/fellowships/mellon/mellon.html. Deadline: 11/1/03.

FONDATION FYSSEN
The International Prize will be awarded for research on the “Function and Nature of Consciousness.” Contact: Secretariat de la Fondation Fyssen, Telephone: 33 (0)1 4297 5316; http://www.fondation-fyssen.org/us/. Deadline: 10/31/03.

Research Grants support all forms of postdoctoral research, in France, into cognitive mechanisms, including thought and reasoning, underlying animal and human behavior. Deadline and Contact: See above.

FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE BETWEEN CANADA AND THE U.S. CANADA-U.S. FULBRIGHT PROGRAM
Awards are available in a wide variety of disciplines for lecture, research and study in the other country. Eligible applicants include junior and tenured faculty, graduate students, doctoral candidates, independent researchers and professionals. Individual award descriptions at the website given below provide eligibility requirements, deadline dates, and contact information. Contacts: http://www.fulbright.ca/en/award.asp.

FUND FOR WILD NATURE
Support for scientific, educational, investigative, and artistic projects that do not receive adequate national attention, and may not be fundable through mainstream sources. Areas of interest are: wilderness defense; protecting biodiversity and ecosystem integrity; teaching action-based ethics of biocentrism; efforts to reduce human population growth and commodity consumption; cultural arts that transform awareness and encourage action; exposing and opposing anti-ecological, anti-wilderness ‘wise use’ agenda; and indigenous peoples’ activism. Priority is given to efforts to save native species and wild ecosystems. Deadline: 11/14/03. Contact: Fund for Wild Nature, 541-345-1503; fwn@fundwildnature.org; http://www.fundwildnature.org/ Sponsor.

GETTY (J. PAUL) TRUST
Conservation Guest Scholars–In-residence grant awards support scientists and professionals pursuing interdisciplinary research in areas of wide general interest to the international conservation community, with emphasis on visual arts. Contact: Conservation Guest Scholars Program, 310-440-7374; researchgrants@getty.edu; http://www.getty.edu/grants/research/scholars/conservation.html. Deadline: 11/01/03.

Library Research Grants support research in the collections of the Getty Research Institute which are multidisciplinary in approach and have a special focus on the visual arts. Collections include rare books, archives, other unique materials, and study photographs that document works of art and architecture. Deadline: 11/01/03. Contact: Library Research Grants, 310-440-7374; researchgrants@getty.edu; http://www.getty.edu/grants/research/scholars/library_research.html.

Theme-Year Scholars—Getty Scholars, Theme-Year Scholars—Research Grants for Pre- and Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Theme-Year Scholars—Visiting Scholars–Awards for scholars, artists, or writers in the arts, humanities, or social sciences to pursue in-residence projects related to the theme “Duration.”   Deadline: 11/01/03. Contact: Getty Residential Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants, 310-440-7374; researchgrants@getty.edu; http://www.getty.edu/grants/research/scholars/scholars.html; http://www.getty.edu/grants/research/scholars/duration.html, or http://www.getty.edu/grants/research/scholars/scholars.html

HILTON (CONRAD N.) FOUNDATION
The Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize ($1 million) is awarded to an organization making extraordinary contributions toward alleviating human suffering anywhere in the world. Contact: Melissa Whalen, 310-556-4694 x213; Melissa@hiltonfoundation.org; http://www.columbia.edu/cu/societyoffellows/fellowshipcomp.html. Deadline: 11/01/03.

INSTITUTE FOR WETLAND AND WATERFOWL RESEARCH (IWWR) (DUCKS UNLIMITED)
Graduate Fellowship Grants support graduate research projects in wetland and waterfowl conservation. Contact: Bruce D. J. Batt, 901-758-3874; bbatt@ducks.org; http://www.ducks.ca/research/projects/index.html. Deadline: 10/15/03.

LUCE FOUNDATION, HENRY
Clare Boothe Luce Graduate Fellowships in Science and Engineering--Funding to encourage women to enter, study, graduate, and teach in: Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Meteorology, Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics.
Contact: Jane Z. Daniels, 212-489-7700; http://www.hluce.org/4cbldefm.html. Deadline: 11/15/03. Requests to be invited to participate in the program should be submitted by 11/1/03 after consultation with the program director.

MS. FOUNDATION FOR WOMEN
Reproductive Rights Coalition and Organizing Fund–Support for development of grassroots movements for reproductive rights and comprehensive reproductive health care. Deadline: 11/7/03. Contact: Pat Jerido, 212-742-2300, ext. 328; info@ms.foundation.org; http://www.ms.foundation.org/wmspage.cfm?parm1=43.

NATIONAL CANCER INSTITUTE (NCI)
Administrative Supplements to Support the Bio-Active Nutrient Gene Expression–Support for NCI-funded investigators whose research involves investigation of the effects of nutrients. Contact: Harold E. Seifried, 301- 594-7657; hs41s@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-CA-03-027.html. Deadlines: 11/15/03, 3/15/04.

NATIONAL EYE INSTITUTE (NEI)
Development of Innovative Approaches to Enhance Vision Health Communication–Support for research to create, develop, and evaluate health communication strategies aimed at translating vision research advances into improved health. Projects should be based on current health communication theory and directed toward disease prevention and health promotion. Contact: Maryann Redford, 301- 451-2020; maryann.redford@nei.nih.gov; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-EY-03-002.html. Deadline: 11/12/03.

NATIONAL HUMAN GENOME RESEARCH INSTITUTE (NHGRI)
Centers for Excellence in Ethical, Legal, And Social Implications (ELSI) Research (CEER)--Funding for development of Centers to bring investigators from multiple disciplines together to work in innovative ways to address important new, or particularly persistent, ethical, legal, and social issues related to advances in genetics and genomics. Deadlines: 10/27/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/24/03 (Application). Contact: Elizabeth J. Thomson, 301- 402-4997; et22s@nih.gov; http://grants2.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-HG-03-005.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ALLERGY AND INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NIAID)
Integrated Preclinical/Clinical AIDS Vaccine Development (IPCAVD) Program–Support for translation of meritorious AIDS vaccine concepts from the bench to the clinic, including limited human studies. Deadline: 11/13/03. Contact: Michael Pensiero, 301- 435-3749; mp338m@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PAR-03-095.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DENTAL AND CRANIOFACIAL RESEARCH (NIDCR)
Clinical Genetics of Craniofacial and Oral Disorders–Support for research to enhance clinical genetics studies of the genes and environmental factors that cause or modify susceptibility to craniofacial, oral and dental disorders and diseases. Deadlines: 10/20/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/18/03 (Application). Contact: Rochelle Small, 301-594-9898; rochelle.small@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-DE-04-004.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF NEUROLOGICAL DISORDERS AND STROKE (NINDS)
Model Validation for Antiepileptogenic and Resistant Epilepsy Therapies–Support to establish baseline data and introduce new methods for evaluating therapeutic potential of novel compounds for treatment of epilepsy. Deadlines: 10/21/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/21/03 (Application). Contact: James P. Stables, 301-496-1846; js131e@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-NS-04-002.html.

NATIONAL INSTITUTES OF HEALTH (NIH)
Immune System Development and the Genesis of Asthma–Support for research on immune function in early life in order to define cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying development of asthma and to use this information to devise strategies for effective prevention or reversal of the disease without compromising integrity of the immune system. Deadlines: 10/21/03 (Letter of Intent); 11/21/03 (Application). Contact: Ken Adams, 301-496-8973; ka93x@nih.gov; http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-AI-03-041.html.

Predoctoral Fellowship Awards for Minority Students support individuals from ethnic or racial groups underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral research. Applicants must be enrolled in a Ph.D. or equivalent degree program, a combined M.D./Ph.D. program, or other combined professional doctorate or research Ph.D. graduate program in the biomedical or behavioral sciences, or have been accepted by and agreed to enroll in such a graduate program in the academic year for which funds are sought. The mentor must be an active investigator in the area of the proposed research. See the program announcement at the website below for priorities and contact information for the participating institutes. Contact: 301-496-9322; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-069.html. Deadline: 11/15/03.

Predoctoral Fellowships for Students With Disabilities support students in Ph.D. or equivalent research degree programs, combined M.D./Ph.D. programs, or other combined professional doctorate or research Ph.D. graduate programs in the biomedical, behavioral, or clinical sciences. Or, students who will be enrolled in such a program in the academic year for which funds are sought. The mentor must be an active investigator in the area of the proposed research. See the program announcement at the website below for priorities and contact information of the participating institutes. Contact: 301-496-9322; http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa-files/PA-00-068.html. Deadline: 11/15/03.
NATIONAL KIDNEY FOUNDATION (NKF)
Clinical Scientist Awards support clinical research in the following areas: Patient-Oriented Research, Epidemiologic and Biobehavioral Studies, and Outcomes Research and Health Services Research. Applicants must hold an M.D. or equivalent degree, an academic rank no higher than Associate Professor, and generally have 5-10 years postdoctoral research experience in nephrology. Deadline: 12/10/03. Contact: Research Fellowship Committee, http://www.kidney.org/professionals/research/.

Research Fellowship Awards support training of young and new investigators conducting studies related to the understanding and cure of kidney diseases. Applicants may have completed 4, but not more than 4.5 years, of research training beyond a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., D.O., or its equivalent). Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: See above.

Young Investigator Grant Program–Support for research in the fields of nephrology, urology, and related disciplines by individuals who have completed fellowship training and who hold junior faculty positions. Deadline: 12/10/03. Contact: Young Investigator Grant Program, http://www.kidney.org/professionals/research/.

NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION (NOAA)
Collaborative Science, Technology, and Applied Research (CSTAR) Program (NWS)–Support for collaborative research between opera

tional forecasters and academic institutions with expertise in the environmental sciences. Deadline: 10/23/03. Contact: Sam Contorno, 301-713-3557 x150; samuel.contorno@noaa.gov; http://a257.g.akamaitech.net/7/257/2422/14mar20010800/edocket.access.gpo.gov/2003/03-16434.htm.

NATIONAL PSORIASIS FOUNDATION
Research Grants support innovative new research projects in psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. Contact: David Killaby, 503-546-8399; dkillaby@psoriasis.org; http://www.psoriasis.org/medical/programs/grants.php. Deadline: 10/24/03.

NATIONAL NIEMANN-PICK DISEASE FOUNDATION (NNPDF)
Niemann Pick Disease Postdoctoral Fellowships are awarded to individuals with M.D., Ph.D., or D.V.M. degrees who are beginning their first or second full-time postdoctoral research fellowship. Research must directly investigate Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD). Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: Janet Ward Pease, 877-287-3672; nnpdf@idcnet.com; http://www.nnpdf.org/fellappl.htm.

Pilot Studies–Funding for new or established researchers conducting projects to test innovative ideas directly related to Niemann-Pick Disease (NPD). Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: Janet Ward Pease, 877-287-3672; nnpdf@idcnet.com; http://www.nnpdf.org/grntappl.htm.

SOCIAL SCIENCES AND HUMANITIES RESEARCH COUNCIL OF CANADA (SSHRC)
Funding for Postdoctoral Researchers who are citizens or permanent residents of Canada, have recently completed or will soon complete a PhD or equivalent in the social sciences or humanities, and do not hold a tenured or tenure-track faculty positions. Deadline: Vary. Contact: Fellowships and Institutional Grants Division, 613-943-7777; Fellowships@sshrc.ca; http://www.sshrc.ca/web/apply/researchers_e.asp.

SOCIETY FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL STUDY OF SOCIAL ISSUES (SPSSI)
Clara Mayo Grants support masters’ theses or pre-dissertation research on aspects of sexism, racism, or prejudice, with preference given to students enrolled in a terminal master’s program. Deadlines: 11/1/03, 5/1/04. Contact: Clara Mayo Grants, 202-675-6956; awards@spssi.org; http://www.spssi.org/Mayoflyer.pdf.

Grants-In-Aid Program--Support for scientific research, conducted by graduate students or those who have their Ph.D., in social problem areas related to the SPSSI’s basic interests and goals, especially those unlikely to receive support from traditional sources. Deadlines and Contact: See above or https://www.spssi.org/GIAflyer.pdf.

UNITED STATES - ISRAEL BINATIONAL SCIENCE FOUNDATION (BSF)
Start-Up Grant Program–Seed money for young independent scientists to develop new research projects in the following areas: health sciences; life sciences, excluding ecology; biomedical engineering; and social and development psychology. Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation, Telephone: +972 (02) 5617314 or +972 (02) 5635440; bsf@vms.huji.ac.il; http://www.bsf.org.il/startup/.

WOMEN’S STUDIO WORKSHOP
Artists’ Book Production Grants–Support for artists, working in their own studios, for publication of small scale projects. Deadline: 11/15/03. Contact: Women’s Studio Workshop, 845-658-9133; wsw@ulster.net; http://www.wsworkshop.org/artproduction.html.

WOODROW WILSON NATIONAL FELLOWSHIP FOUNDATION
Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Grants in Women’s Studies–Support for research about women that crosses disciplinary, regional, or cultural boundaries. Deadline: 11/3/03. Contact: Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation, 609-452-7007; wswhatt@woodrow.org; http://www.woodrow.org/womens-studies/.

Woodrow Wilson-Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Grants in Women’s and Children’s Health–Support for research on issues related to women’s and children’s health, particularly implications of research for understanding women’s and children’s lives and significance for public policy or treatment. Deadline: 11/4/03. Contact: Woodrow Wilson - Johnson & Johnson Dissertation Grants in Women’s and Children’s Health, 609-452-7007; wswh@woodrow.org; http://www.woodrow.org/womens-studies/health/.

-- William Gosnold, Interim Director, Office of Research and Program Development.

 
 

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