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will hold two winter commencement ceremonies Dec. 16
Joan Hawthorne named assistant provost
President Kupchella delivers “State
of the University” address Oct. 18
experts concerned about aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina,
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will focus on reptiles
Speaker on American Indian health to
deliver nursing Homecoming lecture
Farewell coffee will honor Vorland,
Physics colloquium will focus on biopolymers
Alumni Association will host open house
Centennial All-School Gala set for Sept.
Chamber music recital set for Sept.
Rummage sale will benefit hurricane
Greater Grand Forks Symphony opens “Season
of Five Batons”
“Barn Dance” features traditional
Mozart piano quartet to perform at
Open forum set for prevention specialist
Agenda listed for Oct. 3 graduate committee
Dual exhibitions by Sefcovic opens
Celebrate Uruguay Monday night
Profs to broadcast Oct. 3 solar eclipse
Global Visions film series begins third
Reception will honor Nancy Krogh
Transportation offers large passenger
Leadership series continues
UND’s UNICEF will host “Hope
Counseling center sponsors mental health
Grant and contract training session
Christus Rex hosts book study
Agenda listed for University Senate
Beyond Boundaries registration early
bird deadline is Sept. 28
Peace Congress will honor Janet Kelly
Law students hold run/walk
Lecture series marks 100th anniversary
of theory of relativity
Career Fair set for Oct. 12
Participants sought for charity ride,
BORDERS presents training in Minot
U2 lists workshops
charge for open records requests
NIH/IdeA COBRE calls for white papers
Nominations for faculty awards accepted
through Nov. 4
Proposals sought for Wenstrom research
SPSS licenses available
Student webmaster position available at
“Mouths of Ash” exhibition
Please fill out bookstore survey
Employee door prize winners named
Fall into fitness by walking
Studio One lists features
Media donations sought
Wear green and white Friday to benefit
will hold two winter commencement ceremonies
Because of the increasing number
of graduates receiving degrees in December,
the University will hold two winter commencement
ceremonies Friday, Dec. 16, at the Chester Fritz
All candidates receiving graduate degrees will
participate in a ceremony at 10 a.m. Undergraduate
degrees will be awarded at 2 p.m.
This change will better accommodate the University’s
growing number of winter graduates and their
guests. The current single-ceremony format will
be retained for commencements in the spring
We hope that this change will encourage even
greater participation by our December graduates
and create a more comfortable, welcoming environment
– Charles Kupchella, president
Hawthorne named assistant provost
The vice president for academic affairs and
provost is pleased to announce that Joan Hawthorne
has been appointed assistant provost for assessment
of student learning, a position previously held
by Kenneth Ruit. Dr. Hawthorne will continue
to serve half-time as writing across the curriculum
writing center coordinator, a position she has
held full-time since 1997. Duties in her new
position include providing leadership in developing
and implementing UND’s institution-wide
assessment program with its goal of continuous
improvement of student learning outcomes.
– Greg Weisenstein, provost
Kupchella delivers “State of the University”
address Oct. 18
President Kupchella will deliver his annual
State of the University address Tuesday, Oct.
18, at 3:30 p.m. in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
Everyone is welcome.
experts concerned about aftermath of Hurricanes
Several experts in the fields of disaster preparedness
and recovery at the University are concerned
about the aftermath of hurricanes Katrina and
Rita along the Gulf Coast.
Tracy Worsley is the program coordinator for
BORDERS (Biochemical Organic Radiological Disaster
Educational Response System) Alert and Ready,
a federally-funded continuing education and
training program at the School of Medicine and
Health Sciences. The program is designed to
improve the individual and collective ability
of healthcare professional practitioners to
prepare for and respond to disaster and acts
“The problem is that there are not enough
trained, professional emergency managers,”
said Worsley, who has extensive background in
disaster preparedness and recovery of six hurricanes
and several other natural disasters including
Hurricane Floyd in 1999 and the Grand Forks
flood of 1997. “There are not enough programs
out there to train people how to develop and
implement disaster preparedness plans.”
Worsley did stress, however, that being prepared
is up to the communities, if that be a state,
city, county or group of counties. They need
to put together a plan that will work for their
threats and with their resources and, if the
need arises, follow that plan, he said.
“You can have the most wonderful plan
in the world,” said Worsley, “but
it is no use if it is not exercised, revised
to the situation and followed.”
One of the toughest parts of reacting to a disaster
is maintaining the community’s health
“The medical system will be overwhelmed
for quite a while,” said James Hargreaves,
an infectious disease specialist and associate
professor of internal medicine and a clinical
associate professor of community medicine at
the medical school. “Routine illnesses
still occur, despite disaster,” said Hargreaves.
“People still have heart attacks and strokes.
Then, on top of that you need to deal with illnesses
and injuries related to the disaster. All with
very limited resources. They have a major task
ahead of them.”
Hargreaves cites several issues that hospitals
and clinics in the areas hit by Katrina will
have to deal with to get the medical infrastructure
back up and running, including securing clean
water, new lab equipment and air conditioning
and sterilization systems.
“They should also be aware of some things
that we saw after the flood of 1997 in Grand
Forks,” said Hargreaves.
“We saw a lot of carbon dioxide poisoning
due to improper use of generators and injuries
such as broken bones and hernias. We need to
get the word out about the proper use of generators,
that they need ventilation, and to not to do
more than you can handle during clean up.”
Jacque Gray, an assistant professor at the Center
for Rural Health at the School of Medicine and
Health Sciences, is concerned about the short-
and long-term psychological issues that will
arise in that area and here in Grand Forks.
“Just because it didn’t happen here
doesn’t mean people here won’t react
to it,” said Gray, a clinical psychologist,
whose online training, “Psychological
Effects of Trauma,” is available on the
BORDERS website, www.bordersalertandready.com.
Gray says that watching a disaster like Katrina
on the news can bring back memories and flashbacks
for people who have suffered through disasters,
such as the Grand Forks flood of 1997.
“Recovering from something like that is
long-term,” she said. “It doesn’t
just go away over night.”
What is important now for the people affected
by Katrina is to find a social group to belong
to, such as a spiritual group, and to tell their
“Finding something to hold on to tends
to be helpful,” she said. “People
who go through something like this tend to
tell and retell their story as a way to work
through what happened. This is a very important
Donna Morris, an associate professor of nursing,
understands that process. “As a recent
immigrant from the Gulf Coast, I know what it
is like to choose what is the most important
to you to take with you,” Morris said.
“These people are trying to deal with
life events in the midst of a natural disaster
that you don’t have any control over.”
That’s true for working professionals,
too, said Thomasine Heitkamp, chair of social
work. “What was hard about New Orleans
is that it was first responders and they need
to take care of their families.” Professional
service providers feel a deep need to respond
to the needs of others, even though their own
lives are in turmoil, said Heitkamp. She said
it is important for professionals to respond
“to the degrees possible,” but that
they also need to watch out for themselves and
And while there is much work for service providers
to do now – “you start with the
physical needs: food, clothing, shelter”
— there will be much to be done for some
time, said Heitkamp. “The other thing
about this disaster is that there’s going
to be years (of recovery) – plenty of
time to do their part.”
There are lessons from Grand Forks’ own
flood, said Heitkamp. “What we learned
in the human services system is that the silos
we all operate in were taken down.” In
times of crisis, human service agencies strive
to find the most efficient ways of delivering
services as independent agencies, but also as
a group, said Heitkamp. That can lead to long-term
“Here (in Grand Forks), it was felt that
human services have improved in terms of human
services coordination,” she said.
Cleaning Up Contaminated Buildings
Evguenii Kozliak of chemistry has been leading
a group of chemists and chemical engineers in
cooperation with the USDA Forest Products Laboratory
in studying how to decontaminate buildings that
are impregnated with chemicals during flood
events. The team recently put together a plan
for conducting an accelerated research program
to evaluate the extent of this contamination
from the flooding in New Orleans and to look
at technically feasible methods of saving buildings
that might suffer extensive chemical contamination.
Co-PI Wayne Seames, in a recent interview with
the Baltimore Sun, said “When Grand Forks,
N.D., was flooded in 1997, hydrocarbons from
damaged fuel oil tanks seeped into the wood
framing and concrete of many houses,. . . some
types of hydrocarbons have been linked to cancer.
Others cause headaches and dizziness,”
he said. With the number of oil storage tanks
and petrochemical plants in New Orleans, homeowners
there face the same risk.
“I could foresee it being a major problem
down there,” Seames said.
The team also prepared a briefing paper to be
used by cleanup crews as to how to initially
treat the properties. The single most important
step is to dry out the building materials, but
without applying heat to the surface. Heat simply
drives the contaminants farther into the pores.
Rather, drying agents should be applied to extract
the water from the pores.
“We are ready, able and willing, to apply
the knowledge we’ve gained to help out
in the recovery process in anyway that we can,”
Seames says. “Some of graduate students
are even willing to delay their graduation dates
so that they can spend time working on this
seminar will focus on reptiles
The biology department will
hold a biology seminar at noon Friday, Sept.
30, in 141 Starcher Hall. Pam Elf, science and
technology department, University of Minnesota
Crookston, will present “Dynamics of Yolk
and Plasma Steroid Hormones in TSD Reptiles.”
The seminar will be hosted by Richard Sweitzer.
Everyone is welcome.
on American Indian health to deliver nursing
Roxanne Struthers will present the College of
Nursing Homecoming lecture, “Indigenous
Traditional Healing: Stories of the Healers
and Those Healed,” Friday, Sept. 30, 2
to 4 p.m. in the UND Memorial Union Lecture
Bowl. The lectureship and social are free and
open to the public.
Struthers will also be presented with the College
of Nursing distinguished alumni award. Elizabeth
Tyree, chair of family and community nursing,
nominated Struthers. Struthers is “an
accomplished researcher and Indian nurse educator.
She has a national reputation as one of the
less than 15 Native American doctorally-prepared
nurses,” said Tyree. “She is an
authentic, engaging human being who influences
her world to be more caring, more considerate
and better informed about the health needs of
The award is presented to nursing alumni who
have excelled in service to the nursing profession,
their community, church, country, or UND, as
well as demonstrated leadership and excellence
in the nursing profession.
Struthers is an internationally recognized researcher
and speaker on American Indian health and has
published numerous articles. She received her
master’s degree in nursing, with a focus
on rural health, from UND in 1996; she is currently
an assistant professor at the University of
Minnesota School of Nursing.
coffee will honor Vorland, Penwarden
Please join us Friday, Sept. 30, for a farewell
coffee honoring two longtime members of the
University family, Dave Vorland and Jim Penwarden,
both of University relations. The event is set
for 3 to 4 p.m. in the Twamley Hall Snack Bar
dining room, fourth floor.
Dave Vorland retired as director of University
relations July 1 and, after completing special
projects for the president’s office, will
leave the UND staff Sept. 30. He has worked
for UND from 1968-1970, and from 1973-2005.
Jim Penwarden, associate director of University
relations, will retire Oct. 4. He has worked
here from 1964-1968 and 1970-2005. Together,
they have served the University for more than
70 years, working under the administrations
of Presidents Starcher, Clifford, Baker, and
Kupchella. Join us for coffee as we visit with
them and remember these remarkable decades at
- University relations
colloquium will focus on biopolymers
The physics department is holding a colloquium
Friday, Sept. 30. Sylvio May, physics department,
North Dakota State University, will present
“Models for Lipid Membrances Interacting
with Biopolymers.” Please join us for
coffee and refreshments, starting at 3:30 p.m.
in 215 Witmer Hall. The colloquium will start
at 4 p.m. in 209 Witmer Hall. For further information,
please contact Connie Cicha, 777-2911 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Association will host open house
Enjoy cookies and lemonade at
the Alumni Association open house Friday, Sept.
30, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m., J. Lloyd Stone Alumni
– Shelle Michaels, special projects coordinator,
Alumni Association and Foundation
All-School Gala set for Sept. 30
You are cordially invited to
attend the Centennial All-School Gala for the
School of Medicine and Health Sciences in celebration
of the school’s 100th anniversary. The
event will take place Friday, Sept. 30, at the
Alerus Center Ballroom, 1200 42nd St. S., Grand
Forks. The evening will include a social at
6 p.m., dinner and entertainment at 7 p.m. and
dancing to the music of The Dick King Swing
Band. Tickets are $40 per person. Please contact
Monica at email@example.com
or 777-2002 to make your reservation or
for more information.
– Wendy Opsahl, alumni relations coordinator,
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
music recital set for Sept. 30
Collaborative pianists Lisa Anderson
and Jennifer Moore will present a recital of chamber
music Friday, Sept. 30, at 7:30 p.m. at Josephine
Campbell Recital Hall, Hughes Fine Arts Center. The
program will feature Mozart, Faure and a composition
written for Anderson. Christopher Anderson and Suzanne
Harmon will be guest artists.
sale will benefit hurricane survivors
The Collegiate Chapter of The National Association
for Music Education, MuSoUND (Music Students of UND),
and Sigma Alpha Iota (Woman’s Music Fraternity)
are having a rummage sale to raise money for the survivors
of Hurricane Katrina. All proceeds will go to Operation
Southern Comfort: UND Students for Katrina Relief,
which will then go to the American Red Cross. The
rummage sale will be Saturday, Oct. 1, from 8 a.m.
to 3 p.m. on the front lawn of the Hughes Fine Arts
Center. You can help us raise money by donating or
purchasing items. For further information, contact
Jennifer Valentin at (218) 791-6045.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for MuSoUND
Grand Forks Symphony opens “Season of Five Batons”
Saturday, Oct. 1, at the Chester Fritz
Auditorium is opening night for the 2005-2006 season
of the Greater Grand Forks Symphony. This year’s
concert series features five guest conductors, all
finalists in the symphony’s national search
for a new music director. The concert will begin at
7:30 p.m. Tickets ($17/$12/$5) are available from
Chester Fritz Box office at 777-4090.
The first guest conductor/finalist is Lawrence Golan,
director of orchestral studies, professor of conducting
and conductor of the Lamont Symphony Orchestra and
Opera Theatre at the University of Denver’s
Lamont School of Music. Golan is noted for his success
in bringing classical music to new audiences and founded
the Atlantic Chamber Orchestra for that purpose. He
has served as principal guest conductor of the Bolshoi
National Opera and Ballet
Theatre of Uzbekistan in Tashkent, and music director/conductor
of the Portland Ballet Orchestra.
Appearing with Mr. Golan, internationally acclaimed
pianist and recording artist Vladimir Viardo will
perform Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 4. Viardo
was born in the Caucasus Mountains near the Black
Sea. He was first brought to international acclaim
in 1971 after winning the Gran Prix and Prix du Prince
Rainier in the Maguerite Long- Jacques Thibaud Competition
held in Paris. In 1973, he was the top prizewinner
of the Van Cliburn Competition where he also won a
special prize for Rachmaninoff and contemporary works.
Maestro Viardo has performed at the Lincoln and Kennedy
Centers, Carnegie Hall, Concertgebouw, and the Great
Hall of the Moscow Conservatory and has appeared as
a soloist with Zubin Mehta, Lorin Maazel, Sergiu Comissiona,
among many others.
The third work on the program will be the North Dakota
premiere of a new work by contemporary composer J.
Mark Scearce, titled XL. At its premiere, John Lambert
of Classical Voice of North Carolina wrote “Scearce’s
XL is short, compact and loaded with kaleidoscopic
delights. It bubbles and seethes with energy and is
richly colored and brilliantly scored. It raised the
roof, as Scearce had told his pre-concert audience
it would do. It’s a good piece to celebrate
a new hall, a new beginning, and a period of renewed
growth for our orchestra, our community and our nation
… this piece needs to be heard, again and again.”
– Greater Grand Forks Symphony
Dance” features traditional steps
North Country Fiddle and Dance will hold a “barn
dance” with live music by North Country String
Band and Friends, Saturday, Oct. 1, from 7:30 to 10:30
p.m. Enjoy reels, circles, squares, contras, with
all dances taught. Join us at the Grand Forks Senior
Center, 620 Fourth Ave. S. Donations will be taken
at the door.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Jeanne O’Neil,
piano quartet to perform at Museum
The Mozart Piano Quartet will perform
in the Museum Concert Series at the North Dakota Museum
of Art Sunday, Oct. 2, at 2 pm. Free tickets will
be offered to grandparents who bring grandchildren
to the concert.
The Mozart Piano Quartet, founded in 1997 by musicians
from Germany and Australia, had its first extensive
North American tour in 2002 and has appeared in New
York (Frick Collection, Rockefeller U.), Baltimore,
Chicago, Los Angeles, San Jose, Montreal, and elsewhere.
The group has recorded Brahms and Mozart for BMG-Arte
Dvorák for MDG, with future recording projects
of R. Strauss and Schumann.
Tickets for the concert series can be purchased at
the door or in advance at the Museum. Non-member tickets
are $15 per concert at the door. Member tickets are
$13 per concert at the door. Student and military
tickets are $5 per concert at the door. Free admittance
for children, middle school and under. Order your
tickets today by sending a check or calling 777-4195.
The Museum Concert Series is underwritten by the Myra
Foundation with additional support from the Heartland
Arts Fund. The Heartland Arts Fund, a program of Arts
Midwest, funded by the National Endowment for the
Arts with additional contributions from General Mills
Foundation, Land O’ Lakes Foundation, Sprint
Corporation, and the North Dakota Council on the Arts,
enables individuals and families throughout America’s
heartland to share in and to enjoy the arts and cultures
of our region and the world. Local contributors also
support the Concert Series.
The Museum is located on Centennial Drive on campus.
Museum hours are weekdays 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and weekends
11 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 701 777-4195
or contact www.ndmoa.com.
— North Dakota Museum of Art
forum set for prevention specialist candidate
Sandi Geddes, a candidate for the University Counseling
Center’s prevention specialist position, will
be on campus Monday, Oct. 3, to interview. The purpose
of this position is to provide substance abuse prevention
services, programs, and activities for UND students.
She will give a 20-minute presentation on “Prevention
for Incoming Freshmen” with questions and answers
following in the Badlands Room, second floor, Memorial
Union, from 1 to 2 p.m. You are invited to participate
in this open forum. Your input in this process is
– Myron Veenstra, University Counseling Center,
listed for Oct. 3 graduate committee meeting
The graduate committee will meet at 3:05 p.m. Monday,
Oct. 3, in 305 Twamley Hall.
1. Approval of minutes from Sept. 26 meeting.
2. Review of graduate faculty nominations and voting.
3. New member welcome.
4. Election of new chair and vice chair.
5. Matters arising.
— Joseph Benoit, dean, graduate school
exhibitions by Sefcovic opens Oct. 3
Dual exhibitions by Rebecca Sefcovic open Monday,
Oct. 3, at the Col. Eugene E. Meyers Gallery, Hughes
Fine Arts Center. Her Master of Fine Arts exhibition,
“Domestic Printmaking,” continues through
Oct. 13, with an opening reception Monday, Oct. 3,
from 6 to 7 p.m. Her solo exhibition printmaking,
“Role Play,” continues through Oct. 31,
with a reception Oct. 3 from 7 to 8 p.m.
– Art department
Uruguay Monday night
The International Centre, 2908 University Ave., hosts
cultural nights. Join us Monday, Oct. 3, at 7 p.m.
to celebrate the culture of Uruguay. Everyone is welcome.
– International programs, 777-6438
to broadcast Oct. 3 solar eclipse
Two professors, Timothy Young (physics) and Ronald
Marsh (computer science) will travel to Madrid, Spain
to live webcast the Oct. 3 annular solar eclipse.
This will be the fourth webcast the team has produced
and provided to the world online. Their first webcast
was the June 8, 2004 transit of Venus from New Delhi,
India that received extensive media coverage in South
Asia. Their second webcast was the Oct. 28, 2004 webcast
of the lunar eclipse from Grand Forks, resulting in
a live interview on the BBC World Service’s
radio program “World Today.” Their third
was the April 8, 2005 webcast of the solar eclipse
from Panama, which received extensive media coverage
in Central America and was mirrored by other web sites
in the U.S. (Penn State and Lawrence Berkeley Labs),
Mexico, Spain and Iran.
This eclipse will start in the Atlantic Ocean and
pass through Portugal, Spain, across the Mediterranean
Ocean, into Northern Africa and will end in the Indian
Ocean. In Madrid, the team will be situated directly
in the path of the eclipse, and will transmit the
solar eclipse live using multicast streaming video
and audio technology. The web site also has a chat
room where anyone can share the experience with viewers
from around the world. Please visit the Sun Earth
Moon system web site at http://sems1.cs.und.edu to
access all of the UND team’s webcasts or visit
the Spain web site directly at http://sems1.cs.und.edu/~sems/Spain05/.
Live coverage of the eclipse begins at 2:40 a.m. Grand
Forks time (7:40 UT) and will end at 5:30 a.m. Grand
Forks time (10:30 UT). The eclipse webcast will be
re-webcast from 6 to 9 a.m. Grand Forks time and 9
a.m. to noon Grand Forks time.
– Computer science
Visions film series begins third year
Anthropology’s Global Visions film series continues.
Information on upcoming films can be found on the
anthropology web page at www.und.edu/dept/anthro/
The series brings films to students and community
members that celebrate the vastness of the human experience
around the world, and is the only venue in Grand Forks
that presents international films. This season’s
films cover a wide variety of cultural locations that
include Africa, England, Spain, Iran, and Latin America.
All films are feature length and are award-winning
films from a variety of international film festivals
that include Golden Globe award and nominations for
Academy Awards. Movies are shown in the Memorial Union
Lecture Bowl at 7 p.m. All films are free and open
to the public. Films to be shown this season are:
Monday, Oct. 3, Talk To Her; Monday, Oct. 17, Born
Into Brothels; Tuesday, Nov. 8, Turtles Can Fly; Tuesday,
Nov. 22, The Silence; Tuesday, Dec. 6, The Motorcycle
— Marcia Mikulak, anthropology
will honor Nancy Krogh
The University community is invited to a farewell
reception for Nancy Krogh Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 2:30
to 4 p.m. in 305 Twamley Hall.
University registrar since July 1, 2000, Krogh earned
her bachelor’s degree in anthropology from UND
in 1987, her master’s from Eastern Montana College
in 1992, and a doctorate in higher education and adult
learning from Montana State in 1997. While at UND
she led the development of numerous institutional
articulation agreements, served as secretary of the
University Senate, and was instrumental in the planning
and implementation of the PeopleSoft system.
Please join us in thanking her for her many contributions
to UND. We wish her well in her new position as registrar
at the University of Idaho.
– Greg Weisenstein, vice president for academic
affairs and provost
offers large passenger van training
Transportation is offering large passenger van training
Tuesday through Thursday, Oct. 4-6, at the Alerus
north parking lot. Please call 777-4122 to register
for a time slot. This will be the only behind-the-wheel
training offered this fall.
Large passenger vans are vehicles capable of transporting
10 to 15 passengers. North Dakota risk management
and North Dakota state fleet have implemented a mandatory
training program for all state employee/students to
complete prior to driving these vans.
The training consists of two components. One is a
mandatory web-based program which takes approximately
20 minutes to complete. It consists of watching a
short video and answering questions at the transportation
department from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through
Friday, by appointment only. It is preferred that
the web training be completed prior to the behind-the-wheel.
Please call 777-4122 for an appointment.
The second mandatory component is a behind-the-wheel
course. This course consists of navigating a 15-passenger
van between cones. Please call 777-4122 to register
for a 10-minutes training slot.
Randy Hatzenbuhler, president of Theodore Roosevelt
Medora Foundation, will present “Sometimes Leaders
Need to Sell Popcorn,” Wednesday, Oct 5, at
3 p.m. in the Badlands Room, second floor, Memorial
Union, as part of the leadership series to be held
Wednesdays through Oct. 19. The leadership series
is sponsored by the Memorial Union. Faculty, please
announce this event to students. The workshop is free
and open to the entire University community.
The remaining schedule for the series follows.
- Oct. 12, “The Seven Things Highly
Effective Leaders Don’t Do,” Robert
Boyd, vice president of student and outreach services;
- Oct. 19, “Leadership Through Crisis:
Never Leave a Fallen Comrade,” CSM Kevin Remington
and Sgt. Brandon Erickson, North Dakota Army National
Guard. This workshop will be held in the Memorial
Union Memorial Ballroom.
For more information, call 777-2898 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Memorial Union
UNICEF will host “Hope Across Borders”
Hope Across Borders, a campus organization of UND
students, will offer Ken Carnes’ performance
of “War, Peace, and the Anatomy of Being Human”
to the Grand Forks community at the Empire Arts Center
Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7 p.m.
The one-man show is focused on the military experience
through a collection of wartime narratives from the
perspective of veterans and active duty soldiers.
Army veteran and spoken word artist Ken Carnes uses
poetry and prose as he constructs an epic story and
challenges audiences to redefine social violence.
March beside an “Army of One” to honor
the sacrifice of the many fallen heroes and confront
and question human rights issues, war ethics, justice,
liberty, and peace in a global community.
Professors are asked to encourage their students to
attend the performance and post-show discussion panel.
Carnes’ post-show discussions typically cover
sociology, peace studies, political science, philosophy,
military science, fine arts and theatre, and more.
Presently confirmed panelists will include Ken Carnes,
Marcia Mikulak (anthropology), Janet Moen (peace studies),
and Cliff Staples (sociology).
The cost of the tickets is $10 for general admission
and $7 for students (children under 5 free). Tickets
may be purchased at the door or in advance at the
Memorial Union (main floor tables) Oct. 4 and 5 from
8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Please direct any questions to president Rachelle
Jacobson at rachelle_Jacobson@und.nodak.edu or (218)
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Hope Across Borders
center sponsors mental health screenings
Mental health screening day will be held from 9 a.m.
to 3 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at the counseling center
(200 McCannel Hall). It is free and open to the entire
Mental health screening day, formerly known as national
depression screening day, has expanded to include
other mental health screenings. These include depression,
anxiety, eating disorders, substance abuse, bipolar
disorder and post traumatic stress disorder.
Also new this year: in addition to the on-site screening
day, the counseling center has made the six screenings
available on the UCC web site: www.ucc.und.edu.
This web site will expand the counseling center’s
ability to serve on-campus as well as distance learners.
All screenings are anonymous and no personal records
are kept except aggregate data for management of the
– Vicki Morrissette, University counseling
and contract training session offered
The grants and contracts office is presenting a one-hour
training session Thursday, Oct. 6, from 1:30 to 2:30
p.m. at the School of Medicine and Health Sciences,
Reed Keller Lecture Hall. “Electronic Submission
of Sponsored Project Proposals” discusses a
number of electronic submission web sites such as
FASTLANE and Grants.gov. The pros and cons of such
web sites will be discussed, as well as an emphasis
on how to submit via portals. Presenter: Corey Graves,
grant and contract officer, School of Medicine and
Rex hosts book study
Christus Rex will host a book study of Jim Wallis’
God’s Politics Thursdays at noon, Oct. 6, 13,
20, and 27. Snacks and beverages provided. Please
contact Christus Rex at 775-5581 to reserve a book,
available at a discounted rate of $15.
– Christus Rex
listed for University Senate meeting
The University Senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 6,
at 4:05 p.m. in Room 7, Gamble Hall.
2. Minutes of the previous meeting and business
arising from the minutes.
3. Question period.
4. Annual report of the Senate committee on committees,
Janice Goodwin, past chair.
5. Annual report of the Senate continuing education,
distance education and outreach committee, Paul
6. Curriculum committee report, Tom Zeidlilk, chair.
7. Preliminary discussion on proposed revisions
to the “Guidelines for Faculty Engaged in
Employment Controversies with the University,”
Tom Petros, standing committee on faculty rights.
8. Preliminary discussion on proposed revisions
to the conflict of interest policy, Mark Askelson,
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
Boundaries registration early bird deadline is Sept.
The fourth annual Beyond Boundaries conference: Integrating
Technology into Teaching and Learning, planned and
sponsored by the University, will be Thursday and
Friday, Oct. 6 and 7, in the Memorial Union. For more
information visit www.beyondboundaries.info. Early
bird registration deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 28.
Keynote speakers are:
- “Trends in North American E-Learning
. . . and Beyond,” by Sally M. Johnstone,
executive director of WCET. This session reviews
trends pushing colleges and universities to incorporate
e-learning and some strategies to make it affordable.
These trends include demographics, new types of
students and state budgets. We will also introduce
the new Open Educational Resources movement that
began in the U.S. and is spreading around the world.
- “The Future is Bright, But the Challenges
Are Many,” by David Lassner, chief information
officer for the University of Hawaii; Darcy Hardy,
director and assistant vice chancellor of the University
of Texas Telecampus; and Steven D. Crow, executive
director of The Higher Learning Commission of the
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
This panel presentation focuses on the technology
challenges facing many universities and colleges
in today’s highly competitive higher education
environment. The panelists will participate in the
conference through a videoconferencing system that
is often used in classrooms so conference attendees
will also be able to experience firsthand how this
This two-day conference is packed with trends, tips
and tricks on integrating technology into teaching
and learning. View the Beyond Boundaries schedule
with session dates, times and descriptions at www.beyondboundaries.info.
Full conference registration is just $100 (includes
materials, continental breakfasts, lunches, evening
reception and access to the exhibit hall) if you register
on or before Friday, Sept. 28. Space is limited so
Registration forms are available at www.beyondboundaries.info.
UND interdepartmental billings are accepted. You may
print a registration form from the web site, complete
the form along with a journal entry form, and send
both forms to conference services at P.O. Box 7131
For more information, contact conference services
at 777-2663 or e-mail email@example.com
(attn: Beyond Boundaries).
– Continuing education
Congress will honor Janet Kelly Moen
The North Dakota Peace Coalition will host the 22nd
annual Peace Congress at the International Centre,
2908 University Ave., on Friday and Saturday, Oct.
7 and 8.
The Peace Congress events start at 7 p.m. Friday,
Oct. 7, at the International Centre with registration
and a reception followed by the film “.and nothing
but the truth,” which looks at the failure of
the mainstream media to ask important questions and
cover opposing points of view. There will be a panel
discussion after the film to discuss issues relating
to the media and its role in our society. A photo
essay exhibit of portraits of survivors of violence
by photo journalist Nobuko Oyabu, “Lifeways:
A Journey Through Survival to Advocacy,” will
be on display throughout the Peace Congress.
The Saturday session will begin with breakfast, opening
ceremony, and discussion and reports from statewide
social justice organizations, followed by a luncheon
and keynote address by Patrick Leet and Diana Milena
Murcia on “Witness for Peace in Latin America:
Putting a Human Face to Resistance and Hope.”
Leet is the regional organizer for the Witness for
Peace Upper Midwest Region and Diana Milena Murcia
is a Columbian lawyer who works on human rights with
the lawyers collective, Jose Alvear Restrepo.
Following the keynote address will be a panel discussion,
“Witnessing for Peace,” by a peace activists
who will reflect on their work for peace and social
A supper celebration honoring Janet Kelly Moen (sociology
and peace studies), Prairie Peacemaker of 2005, will
start at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the International
Centre. The award will honor her work on conflict
management, her support of the Peace Studies Program
at UND and her lifelong commitment to peace, social
justice, human rights and peace education.
For more information on the Peace Congress, call 701-232-3765
(Fargo), 701-258-3597 (Bismarck), www.ndpeace.org,
Advance registration is encouraged.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for North Dakota Peace
students hold run/walk
The Public Interest Law Student Association is hosting
the annual Race Judicata 3K/5K run/walk fundraiser
on Saturday, Oct. 8, beginning at 10 a.m. at the School
Proceeds from the event benefit the summer public
interest scholarship fund. The fund provides scholarships
to law students who serve in unpaid legal positions
with organizations and non-profits representing underserved
Two courses are available to choose from, either a
3K or a 5K course, and you may run or walk. Awards
will be presented to the top three in both men’s
and women’s categories. Cost to register is
$20/adult and $15/child, and you can register up to
the day of the event. For more information contact
Amanda at 777-9197 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
— Rob Carolin, School of Law
series marks 100th anniversary of theory of relativity
The physics department will commemorate the 100th
anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity
with a public lecture series Oct. 11 to Nov. 8. The
series is part of The World Year of Physics.
The series will introduce the special and general
theories of relativity in four public lectures at
100 Leonard Hall on Tuesdays at 8 p.m. They will be
presented by William Schwalm and Timothy Young, both
“One amazing thing about the Theory of Relativity,”
Schwalm said, “is that many parts of it are
accessible to a person with very little training.
To work out some of the interesting consequences requires
only a little bit of high school math.”
“Special Theory of Relativity,” the first
lecture set for Oct. 11, will discuss the strange
consequences of relativity of motion, simultaneity,
time dilation, and length contraction.
The second lecture, “Geometry of Space and Time,”
will be held Oct. 18 and will discuss four-dimensional
world, universal speed limit, E=mc2, twin paradox,
and how relativity preserves causality.
“General Relativity and Gravity,” the
third lecture scheduled for Nov. 1, will cover the
curvature of spacetime, aging in a gravitational field,
and gravitational lensing.
The final lecture, “Black Holes,” will
be held Nov. 8 and covers the creation and anatomy
of black holes, gravitational waves, cosmology and
the large-scale structure of space and time.
Each lecture will be followed by a session for individuals
interested in learning more technical details.
— William Schwalm, physics, 777-3530, and Timothy
Young, physics, 777-4709
Fair set for Oct. 12
Career services will host the annual Fall Career Fair
Wednesday, Oct. 12, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Hyslop
More than 150 companies will participate this year.
Students can discuss their career plans and potential
employment possibilities with organizations and businesses.
All majors and academic levels are encouraged to participate.
Dress professionally and bring your resumes. There
will be door prizes.
– Career services
sought for charity ride, walk/run
The American Medical Women’s Association encourages
you to join us in the annual Tour de Forks Louise
Eberwein Bike Ride and Sharon Lambeth 5K Walk/Run,
Sunday, Oct. 16, at Lions Park. Cost for this event
is: general admission, $20; students, $10; and family,
$50, with the proceeds going to the grand Forks Breast
Cancer Coalition. Door prizes will be awarded and
everyone that participates will receive a free T-shirt.
Registration is from noon to 1:30 p.m. (forms also
available at www.altru.org), with the events beginning
at 1:45 p.m. Please see our ad in the Oct. 11 edition
of the Dakota Student for more information.
This is a wonderful way for you and your friends and
family to enjoy fresh air while getting some exercise.
In addition, you will be commemorating breast cancer
victims and survivors. We would be honored if you
would join in this worthy cause to help fight breast
cancer. Thank you for your time and consideration.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Katie Splichal, American
Medical Women’s Association
presents training in Minot
BORDERS Alert and Ready will present “Core Concepts
of Disasters and Terrorist Events: Medical Issues
and Response,” multidisciplinary training for
health and human service professionals, Nov. 8 and
9 at Minot Municipal Auditorium. Application deadline
is Oct. 21.
Training will include chemical/biological threats,
nuclear terrorism/radiological emergencies, traumatic
explosive events, incident command, psychological
effects of trauma, principles of mass casualty triage,
hands-on triage exercise, multidisciplinary case studies
in disaster preparedness, and public health emergency
The target audience is physicians, physician assistants,
advanced practice nurses, RNs/LPNs, pharmacy professionals,
public health professionals, social workers, counselors,
psychologists, EMS personnel, respiratory therapists,
and other health/human service professionals.
For more information, visit www.bordersalertandready.com.
— BORDERS, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
Below are U2 workshops for October 10-21. Visit our
web site for additional workshops. Reserve your seat
by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128; e-mail,
or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address,
and how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you
for registering in advance; it helps us plan for materials
and number of seats.
- Access XP, Intermediate: Oct. 10, 12 and 14, 9
a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Prerequisite:
Access Beginning. Manage databases and data, import
and export data, control data entry. Use advanced
tables, queries, forms, and reports; make your data
available on the web. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- HTML, Creating a Web Page Using HTML: Oct. 11
and 13, 8:30 to 11 a.m., 361 Upson II (five hours
total). Learn how to create a web page with Hyper-Text
Markup Language, graphics, and links. Presenter:
Records Disposal Procedures: Oct. 12, 10 to 11:30
a.m., Memorial Room, Memorial Union. Learn more
about the process for destroying or transferring
records that have passed their retention time limits.
We’ll review the forms used, discuss why it’s
necessary to document, and you will take part in
a hands-on run-through of the entire process. It’s
fun to clean out, it’s easier to do than you
think, and now’s the time to do it! Presenter:
Chris Austin, records manager.
- Power Point XP, Beginning: Oct. 17, 19, and 21,
9 a.m. to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total).
Create presentations, add graphics and objects to
slides, add tables and charts to slides, prepare
a presentation, sort slides, add slide transitions,
and animate text. Presenter: Heidi Strande.
- Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: Oct.
18, 10 a.m. to noon, conference room, auxiliary
services. Find out what your responsibilities are
if you ship or receive hazardous material. If you
fill out paperwork for a package, put material in
a package, hand a package to a delivery person,
receive a package from a delivery person, or open
a package containing hazardous material, then you
must have this training. Presenter: Greg Krause.
- Defensive Driving: Oct. 20, 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: Greg Krause.
- Budget Inquiry and Ledger Cash Balance: Oct. 20,
1:30 to 3 p.m., 361 Upson II. How do I know what
I have left in my budget and how do I know whether
I need to do a budget journal so that my payments
will be processed? Presenter: Lisa Heher.
— Julie Sturges, U2 program
may charge for open records requests
In accordance with subsection 6 of section 1912
of the North Dakota University System (NDUS)
policies, effective immediately, copies provided
pursuant to an open records request will be
provided at a rate of 25 cents per page. If
the requestor asks that the copies be mailed,
the cost of mailing should be passed on to the
requestor. The University should request payment
in full before releasing any documents in response
to an open records request. The University may
not: inquire as to why the information is needed;
inquire as to the name of the requestor, unless
a request to mail the information has been made;
or require that the request for records be put
in writing. A “reasonable fee” for
a non-paper copy is the actual cost to the University
for making the copy including labor, materials,
and equipment. After the first hour of each
task, a charge of $25 can be assessed for locating
records and also for excising confidential or
Subsection 6 of section 1912 of the NDUS policies
follows and is produced in its entirety; however,
it is not the full text of section 1912 regarding
open records—just that portion referring
Copies of records not exempt from section
44-04-18 shall be provided upon request. Copies
shall be made of records and documents in
the form filed or kept in the normal course
of business and employees are not required
to retrieve and collate or summarize data
or prepare other special reports or documents
not required by law or otherwise prepared
in the normal course of business. A fee for
allowing access to documents may not be assessed;
however, each institution shall establish
and collect a fee to cover reasonable copying
costs, including reasonable costs of computer
generated documents. The fee for standard
paper copies may not exceed twenty-five cents
per copy as provided under section 44-04-18.
A fee not to exceed twenty-five dollars per
hour, excluding the first hour, may be charged
per request for locating records if locating
the records requires more than one hour or
for excising confidential or closed material
if excising the material requires more than
one hour. Access to electronically stored
records is free if the records are recoverable
without the use of a computer backup; if a
request is made for access to a record on
a backup or for a copy of an electronically
stored record, an additional reasonable fee
may be charged to cover costs attributable
to the use of information technology resources.
NDUS § 1912(6) June 16, 2005.
Please direct inquiries regarding responses
to open records requests to the Office of General
– Julie Evans, general counsel
COBRE calls for white papers
It is anticipated that the NIH
National Center for Research Resources will
issue a request for applications (RFA) for a
new round of Centers of Biomedical Research
Excellence (COBRE) awards in December. Until
the official announcement appears, prospective
applicants may use last year’s RFA as
a guide: http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/rfa-files/RFA-RR-04-007.html.
Eligibility of the applicant institution
Only one proposal may be submitted from an
institution. Competing white papers will be
Minimum qualifications of the principal investigator
- Must be an established biomedical
scientist with the ability to ensure high
quality research and the experience to administer
effectively and integrate all components
of the program.
- Must commit a minimum of 25 percent
effort to the project.
- Must have an active research program
that is supported by peer-reviewed NIH,
NSF, or other investigator-initiated research
support in the scientific area of the proposed
- Must be located at the applicant
institution at the time of award.
- Must agree to assemble and submit
a completed COBRE proposal that is consistent
with the spirit and intent of the RFA, to
be received by the NIH at a date to be determined.
Contents of the white paper (margins no
more or less than one inch, with no less
than a 10-point font)
- Cover page stating submitter’s
name, title, office address, phone number,
e-mail address, and thematic focus area.
- One-page description of a thematic
scientific focus in a specific research
area, such as neuroscience, cancer,
structural biology, immunology, or bioengineering.
The proposed center may use basic, clinical
or both research approaches to attain
the proposed goals.
- CV of the PI.
The original and three copies of the
white paper must be received at the NDSU or
the UND ND EPSCoR office by noon Tuesday,
Proposal electronic copy
Complete submittal, i.e., items 1, 2 and 3
above, to the campus co-project director via
e-mail attachment. UND: Please direct your
questions to Gary Johnson at 777-2492 or GaryEJohnson@mail.und.nodak.edu.
— Gary Johnson, assistant vice president
for faculty awards accepted through Nov. 4
The outstanding faculty awards
committee is now accepting nominations for the
following individual and departmental awards:
- Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching
- Outstanding Graduate/Professional
- Excellence in Teaching, Research/Creative
Activity and Service – the “Faculty
Scholar Award” (individual)
- Outstanding Faculty Development and
- Departmental Excellence in Teaching
- Departmental Excellence in Service
If you are aware of faculty members or departments
that deserve special recognition, please consider
submitting a nomination. We particularly depend
on faculty to nominate for the Faculty Scholar,
Faculty Development/Service, and the two departmental
awards. However, faculty and staff may also
nominate for the individual teaching awards
– and you can help us by encouraging students
to nominate outstanding teachers as well.
Nominations may be made electronically, via
the instructional development home page, www.und.edu/dept/oid,
beginning immediately. Paper nomination forms
are also available at various locations around
campus. Criteria for all six awards are listed
on the nomination forms.
Additional nomination forms are available from
instructional development, 777-4998.
Please note that this year’s nomination
deadline is Nov. 4. The date has been moved
a little earlier than in previous years to give
faculty and departments more time to assemble
– Libby Rankin, director, instructional
sought for Wenstrom research scholars
Frank Wenstrom dedicated his life to public
service in North Dakota. He served in the state
senate, as lieutenant governor, and chaired
the constitutional revision committee. Continuing
his commitment to his state after his death,
he left his estate to the political science
and public administration and the Bureau of
Governmental Affairs. To ensure that the money
is used to continue to serve the state, the
department and bureau are creating the Wenstrom
Consortium for North Dakota Studies. This consortium
will support research on public policy issues
facing 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
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 already done on the project.
c. The work that the grant will support
(the grant will support only the gathering
d. The anticipated date when the project
will be complete.
The application should also include a budget
on a separate page. Allowable expenses include
such items 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. The application deadline
is Oct. 28. Applications should be submitted
to the Bureau of Governmental Affairs, Box 7167,
160 Gamble Hall, and be clearly marked as Wenstrom
The applications will be reviewed by the members
of the political science and public administration’s
Bureau of Governmental Affairs committee. Applications
will be judged based on the following criteria.
- 1. Clarity.
- 2. Relevance to North Dakota issues and
- 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 organizations.
– Mary Grisez Kweit, political science
and public administration
SPSS licenses can be ordered
from ITSS at an annual charge of $30. This package
includes SPSS Base, SPSS Regression Models,
and SPSS Advanced Models. The current version
is SPSS 13; however, upgrades are included with
an annual SPSS license.
The license year runs from Aug. 1, 2005 to July
31, 2006. Please visit http://www.und.edu/dept/undsoftware/
or call Amy at 777-3786 for more information.
– Amy Indridason, software licensing,
webmaster position available at Union
The Memorial Union is seeking a student employee
to fill their webmaster position. Knowledge
of website creation and updating needed. Prefer
experience with Dreamweaver MX, photo editing
(Adobe Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro, Fireworks
MX* (Fireworks MX user preferred). Duties include
(but not limited to) design, create and update
web pages for the Memorial Union, and general
computer related technical assistance on as-needed
basis. For more information, apply in person
to Memorial Union administration, Room 300,
top floor, Memorial Union.
– Tony Trimarco, director, Memorial Union
of Ash” exhibition extended
“Mouths of Ash,”
currently on display at the North Dakota Museum
of Art, has been extended until Oct. 23. Juan
Manuel Echavarria’s work speaks to the
pervasiveness and the frightening ‘normality’
of violence in Colombia after 50 years of civil
war. By turning his camera to the blind spots
in the social fabric of Colombia, Echavarria
creates a record of violence everywhere.
The museum, located on Centennial Drive, 777-4195,
Hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5
p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sunday.
– North Dakota Museum of Art
fill out bookstore survey
Your Barnes and Noble Bookstore staff at
UND is continually working to find ways to improve
their operation and relationships with our campus
community. We are asking for you to take a few moments
to fill out a short, confidential survey about your
experiences with our campus bookstore. The bookstore
staff is focused on learning how they can better accommodate
your needs. Please, provide honest and straightforward
feedback. Your input and suggestions are extremely
Thank you for your time.
– Michelle Abernathey, Barnes & Noble
door prize winners named
State Employee Week door prize winners are:
- Aerospace: baseball cap, John Andasa (information
technology systems and services), Ken Drees (biology),
Mike Lundquist (paint shop), Tara Nelson (enrollment
- University Station: one large pizza, Brian Baier
(Chester Fritz Library).
- Chester Fritz Auditorium: two tickets to Modern
Millie, Dale Kadelbach (facilities); Hal Ketchum
Concert, Marvin Asp (telecommunications).
- College of Business and Public Administration:
sweatshirt, Marlys Kennedy (biochemistry).
- President’s office: two suite tickets (Sept.
24), Tejinder Kaur (Chester Fritz Library), Bryan
Ford (ITSS), Kevin Danielson (ITSS), Galen Gasink
(facilities), Mike Osland (ITSS), Butch Drake (facilities);
two arena tickets (Sept. 24), Robert Johnson (facilities),
Jerry Lundby (facilities), Ralph Snobeck (transportation),
Eric Shanenko (grants and contracts).
- Ralph Engelstad Arena: long sleeve T-shirt, Morris
- Medical school: $50 Barnes & Noble UND Bookstore
gift certificate, Bert Klamm (finance and operations).
- Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center: lunch
bag and water bottle, Heidi Strande (ITSS).
- Alumni – School of Medicine: UND bag, Julie
Nelson (aerospace [ASN]); white polo shirt, Betsy
Scharf (anthropology); green wind jacket, Gary Lunski
(facilities); blue polo shirt, Patty Dorsher (registrar’s
- Harmon Glass: can cooler and pen, Carl Wharram
(facilities), Pat Nybo (communication sciences and
- Columbia Mall: Bath & Body Works, Marsha Oss
- Research Affairs – School of Medicine: long
sleeve T-shirt – UND football, Harold Bruce
(business and public affairs), Bill Young (International
Centre); Sioux mug, Shelly Pecka (student academic
services), Sherri Brossart (duplicating).
- Sexauer Corp.: coffee mug, Mark Delgado (facilities);
two boxes of golf balls, Lisa Burger (student academic
services); Leatherman, Tom Lundgren (postal services);
T-shirt, Janet Ouradnik (admissions), Kim Pastir
(continuing education), Cherie Stoltman (budget
office); hooded sweatshirt, Myron Scott (facilities),
Ed Koble (facilities).
- Continuing education: green blanket, Jim Voelker
— Diane LeTexier, continuing education
into fitness by walking
Fresh crisp air is blowing into the Valley and the
wellness center is welcoming the season by falling
into fitness. Walktober, the Wellness Center’s
newest walking program, runs Oct. 1-31.
The program takes a fresh look at fall and provides
individuals a fun way to develop a walking plan. As
a walker, you will get access to the Walktober online
tracking system, energizing e-mails, and great prizes.
The walking challenge is open to the University community
for a registration fee of $5. In support of the relief
effort for victims of hurricane Katrina, the Wellness
Center is offering the option of donating the $5 registration
fee to the Red Cross if participants wish. If you
choose not to donate the $5 registration fee to the
relief effort it will be used to help cover walking
To register for Walktober and welcome fall with your
walking shoes on, please contact Amanda Eickhoff at
777-2719 or visit www.wellness.und.edu.
— Wellness Center
One lists features
Learn how a group of college students sacrificed their
body hair for the victims of Hurricane Katrina on
the next edition of Studio One on Channel 3 in Grand
Forks. Members of the University of North Dakota’s
athletic booster group, “Sioux Crew,”
raised more than $5,000 waxing for donations. They
peeled a strip off their bodies for every
$100 raised during the pre-football game event.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, learn how
one soldier’s second deployment will affect
those he leaves behind. The Rob Dorneman family will
discuss the sacrifices that come with serving the
Studio One is an award-winning news and information
program produced at the University of North Dakota
Television Center. The program airs live on UND Channel
3 on Thursdays at 5 p.m. Re-broadcasts can be seen
at 7 a.m., noon, 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. daily and on Saturdays
at 10 a.m. Prairie Public Television airs Studio One
on Saturday at 6 a.m. The program can also be seen
by viewers in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan and Minot, N.D.;
Minneapolis, Minn.; Beaverton, Ore.; Denver, Colo.;
and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One
The American Association of University Women (AAUW)
needs your used, donated books, VHS tapes, DVDs, and
records. Please drop off at 2420 9th Ave. N., Grand
Forks, or call one of the following numbers: 772-0247,
772-1622, 775-9468, or 795-9808.
– Dianne Stam, University learning center,
green and white Friday to benefit Y
Telesis, the student alumni association, is sponsoring
a “Green and White Denim Day” Friday,
Sept. 30, in honor of Homecoming. Wear green and white
with your denim and pay your dollar to your Denim
Day representative. Proceeds will go to the Y Family
Center’s Partner for Youth Program.
– Patsy Nies, enrollment services