will give “State of the University” address
President Charles Kupchella will give his annual “State
of the University” address at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Oct.
13, in the Memorial Union Ballroom.
Law School receives
$148,422 grant for American Indians into Law program
The School of Law has received a $148,422 grant for its
American Indians into Law program. The funds will be used
for student scholarships, stipends, and retention and outreach
initiatives to support the program.
The grant request was filed in 2003 through the U.S. Department
of Justice, by then interim dean Candace Zierdt and professor
The new dean of the law school, Paul LeBel, expressed continued
support for the Indians into Law program: “I’m
grateful to our Congressional delegation for securing this
funding for a program that will help the School of Law continue
its efforts to recruit and retain American Indian students.
Through the Indians into Law program, we join other parts
of the University of North Dakota in increasing the professional
opportunities for these students.”
Currently, 14 American Indians attend the law school. Matthew
Fletcher, a law professor who is also director of the Northern
Plains Indian Law Center, hopes the new initiative will
more than double that number of students. Last year, UND
graduated six American Indian law students.
Although not often recognized, the need for American Indians
in law will most likely increase. Out of the 564 federally
recognized American Indian tribes, 300 of these tribes have
tribal courts and the number of tribal courts is on the
rise. All tribes operate under federal regulations and treaty
rights, and a growing number of them operate businesses
subject to law. As litigation over treaty rights and federal
taxation becomes more complex, the need for lawyers is made
Last summer, eight law students from UND were hired for
clerkships in tribal courts. The hiring tribes included
the Lummi from Washington State, the Hopi from Arizona and
the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe from North Dakota.
In addition to aid for students, the grant will also cover
supplies and travel costs for a North Dakota Law Review
sponsored Indian Law symposium. The theme of the symposium,
to be hosted by UND, will be tribal economic development.
It will be part of an Indian Law conference, the first since
With the successful UND Indians into Medicine program as
an example, Fletcher explains that he “seeks to maintain
a large and critical mass of Native American students at
UND.” In addition, he sees that with this grant UND
will provide the retention and academic support for American
Indian UND students.
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Studio One celebrates
The University’s award-winning television show, Studio
One, will reach an important milestone with the production
of the 300th live show Thursday, Sept. 30, at 5 p.m. on
Cable Channel 3 in Grand Forks.
This milestone represents 17 years of live productions,
359 awards and more than 500 graduates who have participated
in Studio One since its inception in 1987. Many Studio One
alumni have attained prominent media positions across the
Producers are adding special programming to the show including
greetings from alumni and an interview with one of the founders
of the show. A short ceremony to celebrate this achievement
will follow the live show.
The idea for Studio One came from UND student Tom Buehring,
who proposed a student-produced television show to Director
of Television Barry Brode in 1986. The first half-hour show
aired Feb. 5, 1987. As interest and resources grew, the
show became an hour-long program with approximately 40 student
interns working on every facet of creating a live television
Students who participate in Studio One receive hands-on
training in many fields, including broadcast journalism,
photography, television production, graphic design, public
relations and marketing. Most importantly, students learn
about the importance of professionalism, quality, teamwork
Studio One is an award-winning news and information program
produced at the University of North Dakota Television Center.
The program airs live at 5 p.m. on UND Channel 3 on Thursdays.
Rebroadcasts 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 in Fargo, Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the
Portland, Ore., metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One.
workshop series planned
The fall 2004 leadership workshop series will be held Wednesdays
at 3 p.m. through Oct. 20 in the Badlands Room at the Memorial
Union. The schedule follows:
Oct. 6: “Thinking Outside the Box,” Steve Edwards,
Oct. 13: “The Art of Having Difficult Conversations,”
Dan Bjerkness, Conflict Resolution Center;
Oct. 20: “Volunteering - One Step Closer to Your
New Career,” Karen Frisch, Salvation Army.
All students, faculty, and staff are welcome to attend
any part of the series, and we ask that faculty and staff
inform their students of the upcoming presentations. The
series is offered free of charge and pre-registration is
It is sponsored by the Memorial Union Center for Student
Involvement and Leadership. Call 777-2898 for further information.
– Jenni Glick, project coordinator for leadership
Showtime @ the
Showtime @ the Empire returns Thursday, Sept. 30, featuring
live music from local artists. The event, hosted by Pete
Moss, will be held at the Empire Arts Center, downtown Grand
Forks, at 8 p.m. Come listen to great live music in a variety
of genres, highlighting performers from the area. Tickets
can be purchased at the door at $5 for general admission,
$4 for students.
This ongoing monthly event will present new artists; mark
your calendar for upcoming shows Thursdays, Oct. 28, and
– Empire Arts Center.
Conference will focus on children with special needs
The North Dakota Family Connections Fall Conference: When
Children Have Special Needs, will be held at the Doublewood
Inn in Bismarck Thursday through Saturday, Sept. 30, Oct.
1 and 2.
The conference seeks to strengthen new ties and enhance
family support by bringing together families with children
who have delays, disabilities and chronic mental or health
needs and the professionals who support those families.
It will include four pre-conference sessions, three keynote
addresses, roundtable discussions and over 20 concurrent
sessions throughout the three-day event.
Scheduled to present is Stanley D. Klein, a clinical psychologist,
educator, and founder/director of DisABILITIESBOOKS in Brookline,
Mass. He also serves as the series editor for the People
with Disabilities Press. Dr. Klein will present “Reflections
from a Different Journey: What Adults with Disabilities
Want All Parents to Know,” which highlights essays
written by successful adults with many different disabilities,
including one essay by Pat Danielson from Grand Forks. The
essays describe things these adults wished their own parents
had read or been told while they were growing up. Klein
illustrates how successful adults who have lived the disability
experience can serve as role models and provide essential
information about the possibilities for children with disabilities.
Attorney Gary Thune, Pearce & Durick Law Firm, Bismarck,
and special education director Ralph Charley, Souris Valley
Special Services, Minot, will address the practical and
legal implications of Section 504 and I.D.E.A., and how
parents, educators and administrators need to work together
to provide education for all children in the 21st century.
Closing keynote speaker Sean Brotherson, extension family
science specialist, NDSU, Fargo, will discuss how fathers
play a role in the life of a child with special needs. He
will cover practical ways for father to care for and connect
with children who have special needs.
Throughout the NDFC conference, participants will learn
new strategies, tools, processes, and programs that will
address family support issues. Topics include: early intervention,
intervention, education, building community, health care
and family support. More than 100 professionals and 50 families
from North Dakota and the surrounding area are expected
Families, educators, early interventionists, family support
specialists, social workers, childcare workers, child developmental
specialists, legislators, therapists, administrators, counselors
and other professionals who provide support to families
are encouraged to participate in this event. Continuing
education credits for educators, social workers, counselors
and CEUs will be available for additional fees (pending
Cost to attend the ND Family Connections Fall Conference
is just $50 (professional or family member) and $10 for
each additional family member. The early bird registration
deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 22. Space is limited so early
registration is encouraged.
To register or for more information, contact the North
Dakota Center for Persons with Disabilities at 1-800-233-1737
or e-mail . You may also visit the Fall Family Connections
website at for the most up to date information and to register.
The conference is planned by Family Voices of ND, ND Federation
of Families for Children’s Mental Health, ND Association
for the Disabled, ND Center for Persons with Disabilities,
ND Department of Human Services, ND Department of Public
Instruction, ND Protection & Advocacy Project, ND State
Improvement Grant, Path ND, Inc., Pathfinder Family Center,
Inc., The Arc Upper Valley, UND Center for Rural Health
Family-to-Family Network and UND Office of Conference Services.
faculty organ recital Oct. 1
Christopher Anderson, assistant professor of music, will
play a faculty recital at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 1, at the
First Presbyterian Church, 5555 South Washington St. Everyone
is welcome. His program includes organ works by Mendelssohn,
Bach, Widor, and Albright’s “The King of Instruments.”
Albright’s piece is a parade of music and verse for
organ and narrator. It is a fun piece, which presents an
affectionate parody of the world of the pipe organ and the
organist. Grand Forks is home to the last Aeolian-Skinner
ever completed, which due to its American eclectic design
has the versatility that provides organists with an instrument
capable of successfully performing five centuries of international
keyboard music. During the month of October, Dr. Anderson
also appears in recital at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in
New York City. For more information call the UND music department
– Music department.
set for Oct. 1
Bernard J. Wood from Bristol, England, will present the
next LEEPS lecture Friday, Oct. 1. At noon he will present
“Earth Under Pressure” in 100 Leonard Hall.
At 3 p.m. he will consider “Pegs and Holes”
in 109 Leonard Hall.
The geology and geological engineering Leading Edge of
Earth and Planetary Science (LEEPS) lecture program brings
nationally and internationally known scientists and others
to UND to give talks on cutting edge science and engineering.
Lectures cover a wide range of topics, including academic
science, applied engineering, and environmental issues of
For more information, contact Dexter Perkins at 777-2991.
– Geology and geological engineering.
integrated studies invite all to open house
Humanities and integrated studies recently moved to new
space on the second floor of O’Kelly-Ireland Hall
and invites all campus members to visit our new area Friday,
Oct. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. Join us for coffee and snacks as
we celebrate our move.
– Humanities and integrated studies.
discuss new factors in cardiovascular regulation
The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence Pathophysiology
of Neurodegenerative Disease and the pharmacology, physiology
and therapeutics department are sponsoring a seminar Friday,
Oct. 1, at 3 p.m. in 3933 Medical Science. Arthur Spector,
University of Iowa, will present “EETs and Epoxide
Hydrolase Inhibitors: New Factors in Cardiovascular Regulation.”
Everyone is welcome.
– Pharmacology, physiology and therapeutics department.
PPT holds Friday
Pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics will hold a
Friday seminar series at 3 p.m. in Room 3933, School of
Medicine and Health Sciences. The schedule follows. Please
note changes in the Nov. 15 and Dec. 17 seminars.
Oct. 1, Arthur A. Spector, University of Iowa, “EETs
and Epoxide Hydrolase Inhibitors: New Factors in Cardiovascular
Oct. 15, David Patterson, University of Denver, “The
Use of Mouse Models to Understand and Treat Down Syndrome,
Autism, and other Neuropsychological Disorders” (3:30
p.m., 3933 Medical Science).
Nov. 5, Michael E. Dailey, University of Iowa, “Microglia
on the Move: The Dynamics of Glial Cell Activation Imaged
in Live Brain Tissue Slices.”
Dec. 3, Matthew Picklo, University of North Dakota, “Metabolism
of 4-HNE in the CNS.”
Dec. 10, Eric J. Murphy, University of North Dakota, “Fatty
Acid Binding Proteins in Fatty Acid Uptake and Lipid Metabolism:
From Cells to Mice.”
Dec. 17, Dennis Petersen, University of Colorado, “Proteomic
Identification of Hepatocellular Proteins Modified by Lipid
Peroxidative Products during Early Stages of Alcohol-Induced
— Pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics.
invited to annual meeting
Graduate faculty are invited to the annual graduate faculty
meeting Monday, Oct. 4, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Memorial
Union Lecture Bowl. There will be a report from the graduate
school along with a question and answer period. The graduate
committee will not meet Monday, Oct. 4.
– Joseph Benoit, graduate school dean.
and transfer coordinator will visit campus
Philip Parnell, North Dakota University System coordinator
for articulation and transfer, will be on campus to meet
with students, staff and faculty who have issues concerning
articulation, common course numbering, GERTA or other issues
involving transfer students. Parnell will be available Monday,
Oct. 4, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Edna Twamley Room,
Twamley Hall. To schedule an appointment please call 777-2148
or e-mail email@example.com. Thank you.
– Brian Steenerson, assistant registrar.
Woiwode to deliver
lecture at NDSU next week
Larry Woiwode, visiting UND professor of English, will
deliver the 2004-05 regional studies lecture at North Dakota
State University in Fargo at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Oct. 4, in
Beckwith Auditorium, Festival Concert Hall, NDSU. It is
free and open to the public.
Woiwode’s lecture is one of three public lectures
in NDSU’s college of arts, humanities and social sciences
liberal arts lecture series. The regional studies lecture
invites writers and scholars with strong connections to
North Dakota and the Plains to share their views and insights
on Plains culture.
Woiwode’s fiction has appeared in The Atlantic, Harpers,
Paris Review, Partisan Review, and a variety of other publications,
including two dozen stories in The New Yorker. His fiction
has been translated into a dozen languages and his stories
collected in four volumes of Best American Short Stories.
His nonfiction has appeared in Art & Antiques, Books
& Culture, The Chicago Tribune Book World, Esquire,
The New York Times, The New York Times Book Review, The
Washington Post, The World & I, and other venues. His
books include What I’m Going To Do, I Think, Beyond
the Bedroom Wall (finalist for the National Book Award and
National Book Critics’ Circle Award; Association of
American Publishers Distinguished Book of Five Years for
presentation to the White House Library), Indian Affairs,
Silent Passengers, and the memoir What I Think I Did, his
sixth book to be listed as a “notable book of the
year” by the New York Times Book Review. In 1995 he
received the Award of Merit Medal from the American Academy
of Arts & Letters in New York, presented once every
six years, for “distinction in the art of the short
story.” He has received the Aga Khan Prize, the William
Faulkner Foundation Award, the John Dos Passos Prize, The
Theodore Roosevelt Rough Rider Award, a Lannan Foundation
Artist’s Residency, among others, and in 1995, by
a joint resolution of the state house and legislature, he
was named Poet Laureate of North Dakota. He has lived in
southwestern North Dakota for 25 years, where, with his
wife and family, he raises registered quarter-horses.
Center hosts Clothesline Project
The 10th annual Clothesline Project will be on display
in the Memorial Union Ballroom Monday, Oct. 4, to Friday,
Oct. 8. Hours are Monday through Thursday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
and Friday, 8 a.m. to noon.
The Clothesline Project is a visual display of T-shirts
that bear witness to the effects of violence in our society.
Each shirt represents a particular adult or child’s
experience and is decorated by the survivor or by a family
member or friend.
– Patty McIntyre, program associate, Women’s
plans star parties
The space studies department will host a series of public
star parties in September and October to raise public awareness
of astronomy and the department’s plans to build a
professional observatory. Star parties will begin at 8 p.m.
each Friday in September and October at the observatory
site near Emerado. Visitors will be able to use the telescopes
and learn about fund raising efforts for the new $2 million
Directions to the UND observatory: Take Highway 2 west
out of Grand Forks for approximately 10 miles. At mile marker
346, turn left onto a gravel road. After passing several
homes and crossing railroad tracks, turn right at the T-intersection.
Drive one-half mile and take the first left. The observatory
will be about one-half mile down the road on the left.
Please call me at 777-4896 with any questions.
– Paul Hardersen, assistant professor, space studies.
training offered at Chester Fritz Library
Chester Fritz Library will sponsor two training sessions
on using Elsevier ScienceDirect on Tuesday, Oct. 5. The
training will be conducted by staff from Elsevier Science
and last approximately an hour. Sessions will be held in
Room 108 and begin at 9 a.m. and at 2:30 p.m.
Each session will focus on using the features of ScienceDirect
to access full-text articles and abstracts, and will also
include information on:
• Browsing through the subjects, volumes, issues,
table of contents.
• Searching the database to find specific articles.
• Linking to other databases and publishers from within
• Using the web search form.
• Personalizing the system for preferences (such as
filtering journals in selected subject areas, saving searches,
setting up email alerts, setting up a personal journal list,
using the search history).
Elsevier ScienceDirect provides online access to the journals
published by Elsevier Science. Chester Fritz Library offers
over 600 full-text journals on the ScienceDirect platform
which can be accessed from the Library’s web site
For more information about Elsevier ScienceDirect or the
training contact Mary Drewes at 777-4648.
— Randy Pederson, Chester Fritz Library.
Day celebration is Oct. 6
Wednesday, Oct. 6, is German America Day 2004. The UND
community is invited to this heritage event which begins
at 7 p.m. in the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.
The program features a talk by Father William Sherman on
“A Dozen Different Kinds of Germans in Early North
Dakota.” Now retired from St. Michael’s Church
in Grand Forks and a professor emeritus of sociology at
NDSU, Fr. Sherman’s master’s thesis at UND dealt
with the Germans from Russia.
That study led to his continuing interests and research
in other German-speaking groups, and settlers and homesteaders
with other ethnic origins. Other activities at German America
Day include reading proclamations, singing anthems, and
enjoying refreshments. The co-sponsors are Der Stammtisch,
UND’s German club; the languages department; International
Centre; and the Greater Grand Forks Germans from Russia.
For inquiries call me at 775-4739 or the International
Centre at 777-6438.
– Herbert Boswau (associate professor emeritus of
German) for the sponsors.
Mary Wiper Day
is Oct. 6
Mary Wiper graduated from UND in 1999 with majors in honors
and English, as well as minors in sociology and women studies.
She took her love for the Earth and her desire to make a
difference into work as an environmental organizer with
the Sierra Club in South Dakota, Montana, and New Mexico.
On Aug. 1, at age 28, Mary was struck and killed by lightning
while hiking with friends in the Colorado Rockies.
Mary brought new approaches, hope, optimism, and belief
in human potential to the world and to us all. As we piece
together her story, we gaze in awe at her considerable success
and her wise teachings for one so young.
Wednesday, Oct. 6, is the day Mary’s friends at UND
have set aside to honor her and to learn from her legacy.
As her father, Ray, has said: “If she can inspire
one student, let her be a guide for others.” Sessions
are for Mary’s family, friends and for anyone on a
similar journey seeking to make difference in the world.
All events are free and open to the public. Contact Glinda
Crawford (sociology), 777-3750.
9 a.m. to 7 p.m., thegreendancer: a visual installation
by Candace Anderson, lounge, Christus Rex, 3012 University
Ave. (Wednesday and Thursday).
9 to 10 a.m., Reception, lounge, Christus Rex, 3012 University
Noon to 1 p.m., “Weatherman Draw: Ancient and Contemporary
Stories of the Valley of the Little Chiefs,” presentation
by Howard Boggess (Crow tribal member and historian); introduction
by Gerald Groenewold (president, Frontier Heritage Alliance),
International Centre, 2908 University Ave.
2 to 3:30 p.m., Mary Wiper’s Legacy, International
Centre, 2908 University Ave.
4 p.m., Memorial, Soaring Eagle Prairie (south of Chester
5 p.m., Vegetarian meal, honors program, Robertson-Sayre
Hall, 370 Oxford St.
7:30 p.m., “Rock Painting of American Indians in
the Yellowstone Valley,” presentation by Howard Boggess
(Crow tribal member and historian), Discovery Hall, Energy
& Environmental Research Center, 15 North 23rd St.
In honor of Mary, we are requesting that those moved by
her story participate in some action this week to make our
world a better place. In addition, memorials are being accepted
for a bench in Mary’s honor at Soaring Eagle Prairie
(contact Sandy Donaldson, English, 777-4461). This day is
being supported by those who seek to honor Mary and the
power of each of us to make a difference in the world (to
make a donation, contact: Jeanne Anderegg, honors, Box 7187).
— Glinda Crawford (sociology), Sandy Donaldson (English),
and Jeanne Anderegg (honors).
mother will speak at rally
Linda Walker, the mother of Dru Sjodin, will speak at the
annual Take Back the Night Rally, 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Oct.
7, in the Memorial Union Ballroom. Sjodin, a UND student,
was abducted from a Grand Forks shopping mall last fall.
Her body was found early this spring, and the suspect remains
The Take Back the Night March will leave from the Ballroom
immediately after Walker’s talk.
– Kay Mendick, women’s center.
U Senate meets
The University senate will meet Thursday, Oct. 7, 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,
Al Fivizzani, chair.
5. Annual report of the senate University assessment committee,
John Bridewell, chair.
6. Curriculum committee report, Charles Moretti, chair.
7. Proposed change to State Board of Higher Education policy,
Tom Petros, council of college faculties.
— Nancy Krogh (registrar), secretary, University
screening set for Oct. 7
National Depression Screening Day: Kiss Your Blues Away,
is Oct. 7. The counseling center, in conjunction with the
health promotions office, will conduct free depression screenings
Thursday, Oct. 7, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at three campus
locations. Participants may choose from 200 McCannel Hall,
the health promotions office at the Memorial Union, or Wilkerson.
Students who choose to participate will complete a brief,
anonymous screening tool to assess for depression and have
an opportunity to discuss the results with one of the counseling
Depression strikes more than 17 million Americans each
year, according to figures from the National Institute of
Mental Health, with treatment effective for 80 percent of
those affected. Common symptoms of depression include feelings
of hopelessness, worthlessness, restlessness and irritability,
changes in sleep and appetite, loss of energy, decreases
in ability to concentrate and thoughts of death and suicide.
Please help the counseling center and health promotions
office bring this program to the attention of students since
college students tend to have a much higher rate of depression
than the general public. Faculty and staff are encouraged
to refer students exhibiting the above symptoms to this
event and to remind them that on-going services at the UCC
are provided free to UND students.
– Vicki Morrissette, University counseling center.
of Norway administrator visits campus Oct. 7 and 8
Krista Lauritzen, the administrative director of the American
College of Norway (CAN), Moss, Norway, will visit campus
Thursday and Friday, Oct. 7 and 8. She has visited on numerous
occasions and worked with the many faculty who have taught
at CAN over the years, and knows the students who have studied
at CAN as well as many of the Norwegian students currently
An informal meeting has been scheduled for Lauritzen to
meet with students, faculty, and staff Thursday, Oct. 7,
at 3 p.m. at the International Centre, 2908 University Ave.
If any faculty or staff would like to meet individually
with her Friday, Oct. 8, please contact Mindy at international
programs, 777-6438, firstname.lastname@example.org
to schedule an appointment. If you have any questions, feel
free to contact me at 777-2938 or email@example.com.
— Ray Lagasse, director, international programs.
on therapeutic landscapes
The geography department will hold a forum Friday, Oct.
8, at noon in 164 O’Kelly/Ireland Hall. Geoff DeVerteuil
from the University of Manitoba will present “Clean
and Sober Places? Therapeutic Landscapes and the Treatment
of Drug/Alcohol Dependence.” His research engages
the fields of public health and urban sociology.
– Kevin Romig, geography.
hockey team plays first WCHA game Oct. 8
The Fighting Sioux women’s hockey team will hit the
ice for their opener Friday, Oct. 8, against defending NCAA
champion University of Minnesota. This is the first WCHA
game for the women’s hockey team.
Please, help us break the Gopher opening game attendance
record and come support the Sioux. There will be food and
Remind all your friends that tickets for military personnel
are available, through Operation Enduring Friendship, at
no charge. Look for your favorite base representative to
drop the ceremonial opening puck. Be at the Ralph to set
a new opening game attendance record and help beat the Gophers
twice in one night!
Thank you for your support.
– Fighting Sioux women’s hockey.
Enrollment services appreciates your willingness to participate
in the recruitment activities that are planned throughout
the year. As you plan your year’s activities, please
consider this summary of the main Saturday events for which
your assistance is requested. Please mark your calendars
– more specific details will precede each event. You’ll
notice that our Saturday large-group activities are focused
around just three weekends throughout the year in an attempt
to minimize extra workload for faculty and staff.
Saturday recruitment events:
Oct. 9, fall open house (audience: mainly high school seniors);
Jan. 29, spring open house (audience: mainly high school
juniors and transfer students); April 9, transfer student
getting started, hosted by student academic services (audience:
transfer students needing advisement and course registration).
Thanks for your assistance.
– Kenton Pauls, director of enrollment services.
listed for Oct. 11-22
Below are U2 workshops for Oct.11 through Oct. 22. Visit
our web site for additional workshops in November. Please
reserve your seat by registering with U2 by phone, 777-2128;
e-mail, U2@mail.und.nodak.edu; or online, www.conted.und.edu/U2/.
Please include workshop title and date, name, department,
position, box number, phone number, e-mail address, and
how you first learned of the workshop. Thank you for registering
in advance; it helps us plan for materials and number of
Access XP, Intermediate: Oct. 11, 13, and 15, 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 online. Presenter:
Legal Issues for Supervisors: Oct. 12, 9 to 11 a.m., 305
Twamley Hall. Participants will identify the federal and
state statutes that impact their roles, discuss UND policies
and procedures in relation to federal and state law, and
look at situations that may require legal consultation.
Presenter: Desi Sporbert.
Shipping and Receiving Hazardous Materials: Oct. 14, 10
a.m. to noon, 16-18 Swanson Hall. Find out your responsibilities
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, you must have this training. Presenter: Greg Krause.
Power Point XP, Intermediate: Oct. 18, 20, and 22, 9 a.m.
to noon, 361 Upson II (nine hours total). Prerequisite:
Power Point Beginning. Create custom design templates, create
presentation special effects, interface PowerPoint with
Excel and Word, publish to the Web, review and broadcast
presentations. Presenter: Maria Saucedo.
The Role of Power and Rank in Conflict: Oct. 19, 1:30 to
4:30 p.m., 16-18 Swanson Hall. Fee: $20 (includes materials
and refreshments). This session will introduce participants
to conflict theory and the dynamic that power and rank create
in conflict (both perceived and real). Participants will
consider ways in which they can (1) use their own rank and
power to benefit themselves and others; and (2) work with
the unconscious and intentional use of rank by others (whether
positive or negative). Presenters: Dan Bjerknes and Cindy
Defensive Driving: Oct. 19, 6 to 10 p.m., 211 Skalicky
Tech Incubator (formerly Rural Technology Center). This
workshop is required by state fleet for all employees who
drive state vehicles on a regular (monthly) basis, received
a traffic violation, or had an accident while operating
a state vehicle. Employees are encouraged to bring a family
member. This workshop may also reduce your North Dakota
insurance premiums and could possibly remove points from
your driving record. Presenter: Officer Dan Lund.
Women and Investing: Oct. 20, 4 to 6 p.m., 211 Skalicky
Tech Incubator or Oct. 21, 10 a.m. to noon, 16-18 Swanson
Hall. A Woman’s Money, A Woman’s Future. This
presentation targets women’s issues through four “life-stages”
and highlights why planning is critical. Topics include
the importance of participating in an employer plan, taking
advantage of tax-deferred investing, choosing appropriate
investment products, things to consider if suddenly single,
and how to leave a legacy to heirs. Presenter: Molly Melanson
Use of Power and Hand Tools as it Relates to Ergonomics:
Oct. 21, 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., Facilities lunchroom. An innovative
training session sponsored by the facilities and safety
departments as a collaborative project. The class will focus
on the correct use and selection of power and hand tools,
purpose, ergonomic principles, safety perspectives, and
trends in new tools. All are welcome whether it is for work
or home interest. There will be an opportunity for audience
participation. Presenters: Matt Heher, facilities and Claire
— Julie Sturges, U2 program assistant, University
Within the University.
Following are events at the Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Tennis event takes center court at the Ralph
Watch Andre Agassi take on Andy Roddick at the Ralph Tuesday,
Oct. 12. Want courtside seats? Check out the online ticket
auction Oct. 1-11 at www.theralph.com. Tickets, at $24,
$34, $44 and $66, are available at the Ralph Engelstad box
office, all Ticketmaster locations, by calling 772-5151,
or online at www.theralph.com.
Ralph Engelstad Arena is proud to announce that Incubus
with special guest The Music will perform Monday, Nov. 15,
at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. There is a special
UND student price of $29.50; all other seats are $33.50.
Students must present a student ID and purchase their tickets
at the REA box office. There is a limot of two tickets per
2004 Homecoming show
The 2004 UND Homecoming show will feature A Musical Evening
with Martin Short at the Chester Fritz Auditorium Friday,
Oct. 15, at 8 p.m. Tickets are on sale now. Faculty, staff
and students will receive $6 off regular ticket prices of
$25 and $39. The discounted tickets can only be purchased
at the Chester Fritz or REA box offices and a valid UND
ID is required.
2005 IIHF World Junior Championship
Single game tickets for the 2005 IIHF World Junior Championship
are now on sale. For more information or to order tickets
log onto www.theralph.com and click on the World Junior
logo at the bottom of the page.
— Ralph Engelstad Arena.
Hunger in the
Heartland Conference is Oct. 13, 14
The Hunger in the Heartland Conference, held in conjunction
with World Food Day, will address the problem of food insecurity,
locally and nationally. The conference will be held Wednesday
and Thursday, Oct. 13 and 14, at the Holiday Inn in Grand
Forks. It is free and open to the public and will highlight
efforts under way to deal with food insecurity in North
Dakota, and provide a forum where ideas and programs can
In the midst of the world’s largest, safest and most
accessible food supply, one in nine American households
is food insecure – experiencing regular, serious concerns
about how to obtain wholesome food. Children of food insecure
households have more illness and lower school performance
than those of their food secure neighbors. Food insecurity
is found in urban communities and is more prevalent in rural
communities. This may be hard to believe, especially in
North Dakota, when obesity is at epidemic proportions in
this leading food-producing state.
Sponsors of this event include Government Rural Outreach;
N.D. Agricultural Experiment Station; N.D. Community Action
Association; N.D. Department of Agriculture; N.D. Department
of Commerce, Division of Community Services; NDSU Extension
Service; Red River Valley Community Action; UND College
of Business and Public Administration; and the USDA-ARS
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center.
For more information, please call Brenda Ling, USDA-ARS
Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center, at 795-8300
regarding general inquiries or Terry Steinke, Red River
Valley Community Action, at 746-5431 to reserve a seat.
– Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
classes begin Oct. 14
Whether you’re an experienced vegetarian, a newbie
or a wanna-be, you’re welcome to join us for three
nights of vegetarian cooking classes. A registered dietitian
will lead you through topics such as mad cow disease, improving
and preventing diabetes, heart disease and cancer, and more.
Each night you will receive a variety of handouts, recipes,
resources, tasty samples and door prizes.
Classes are Thursdays, Oct. 14, 21 and 28, from 6:30 to
8:30 p.m. at Seventh-day Adventist Church, 3610 Cherry St.
Cost is $10. To register, call Brenna Kerr at 741-0379.
– Brenna Kerr, dietitian, Wellness Center and student
held at Union
Building Bridges: A Volunteer and Community Service Expo,
will be held Monday through Saturday, Oct. 18-23, in the
Memorial Union. The week will begin Monday with speakers
Tony Trimarco and Farrah Thoreson presenting in the Loading
Dock from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
On Tuesday from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in the Fred Orth Lecture
Bowl, a panel of professionals from the nonprofit sector
will discuss how students with different majors can find
careers in the nonprofit sector.
Wednesday, a student panel will discuss why they volunteer,
where they volunteer and what volunteering means to them.
Their discussion will take place in the Fred Orth Lecture
Bowl, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Thursday will feature the first nonprofit career fair at
UND, River Valley Room, 9 a.m. to noon. Agencies from the
nonprofit sector that do not attend UND’s fall career
fair have been invited.
Friday has been set aside as a day of service, and Saturday
is the final count for United Way’s Undies Sundays
project. Throughout the week, a donation box will be available
for this Make a Difference Day Project.
Faculty, staff and students are invited to attend. Faculty
members are asked to encourage students to attend. The expo
is co-sponsored by Volunteer Bridge, the nonprofit leadership
certificate program, career services and Unite Way. For
more information, contact me.
– Linda Rains, coordinator of volunteer services
and programming, Memorial Union, 777-4076.
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campus quality surveys
Faculty, staff, and administrators in the 11 North Dakota
state colleges and universities have been sent a campus
quality survey sponsored by the North Dakota University
System to obtain information for the December 2004 accountability
measures report. This report will provide information for
state policy makers, the North Dakota University System,
and our campus to continually improve the quality of education
and services. The UND institutional review board has approved
this study (Project Number: IRB-200408-031).
After the completed survey forms are collected at each
individual campus, they will be sent directly to Performance
Horizons for tabulation and report generation. Please be
assured that your responses will be held in confidence and
anonymity will be preserved. No individual’s response
will ever be identified in any report. If you have already
completed and returned the survey to us, please accept our
sincere thanks. If not, please take a few minutes and do
so now. While we know that this is a busy time of year,
we would like to ask for your help to complete the questionnaires
and return it in the self-addressed intercampus envelope
to us on or before Monday, Oct. 5.
If you have misplaced your survey form or have questions
about this project, please contact Jean Chen, assistant
director of institutional research, at 777-2265. Participation
from our faculty, staff, and administrators is very important
to the success of this study. Thank you in advance for your
– Carmen Williams, director, institutional research.
resources for political purposes is prohibited
As we move into the final weeks toward the November election,
we want to remind everyone using any UND e-mail systems
or computer services of the SBHE policy excerpted below.
There are many alternative and free e-mail systems available
for political or personal correspondence (Yahoo, MSN, Google,
SUBJECT: MISCELLANEOUS. EFFECTIVE: April 16, 2003
Procedure: 1901.2 Computer and Network Usage
Use of computing and networking resources shall be limited
to those resources and purposes for which access is granted.
Use for political purposes is prohibited. Use for private
gain or other personal use not related to job duties or
academic pursuits is prohibited, unless such use is expressly
authorized under governing institution or system procedures,
or, when not expressly authorized, such use is incidental
to job duties or limited in time and scope, and such use
does not: (1) interfere with NDUS operation of information
technologies or electronic mail services; (2) burden the
NDUS with incremental costs; or (3) interfere with the user’s
obligations to the institution or NDUS.
The full policy can be found at http://www.ndus.edu/policies/ndus-policies/subpolicy.asp?ref=2551.
— Jim Shaeffer, chief information officer.
progress forms due Oct. 15
Unsatisfactory progress report forms are due in the registrar’s
office by noon Friday, Oct. 15. Please adhere to the following
procedures to assure that accurate and adequate information
is transmitted to students.
1. The departmental office picks up forms Wednesday morning,
Oct. 6, and transmits them to teaching faculty through routine
2. Faculty complete a form for each class section.
NOTE: Forms for all sections are to be completed and returned.
If no students are deficient, the blank sheet must be signed
and returned. It is considered verification that the instructor
considers no students to be deficient at this time.
3. If the form includes names of students who have never
attended class, mark them as failing. This information should
initiate action by the student to correct any error in registration
prior to the last day to drop (Friday, Nov. 5).
4. If a student is attending a class and the name is not
listed on the deficiency form, it indicates that the student’s
registration is in error. The student should not be allowed
to continue attending the class, but should be directed
to the registrar’s office to correct the problem.
5. The unsatisfactory progress report forms are to be completed
by all faculty members and returned to the registrar’s
office no later than noon Friday, Oct. 15. Adherence to
this schedule is essential since computer processing is
done over the weekend. Reports not received in our office
by noon Oct. 15 will not be accepted and it will become
the responsibility of the faculty member to contact the
deficient students. Unsatisfactory progress reports will
be mailed to the students during the week beginning Oct.
6. DO NOT SEND THROUGH THE MAIL. Please return forms directly
to the registrar’s office, 201 Twamley Hall.
Thank you for your cooperation. If you have any questions,
please call our office at 777-2712.
– Ray Pospisil, assistant registrar.
responsible for absences
This is a reminder that students are responsible for contacting
each of their faculty members regarding their absence from
class. Lines of communication between student and faculty
are enhanced with contact between the parties involved.
If a faculty member requires justification, it is their
prerogative to request that from the student.
– Jerry Bulisco, associate dean of student life and
director of judicial affairs and crisis programs.
offers new online features
New online features for prospective undergraduate students
are available on the enrollment services web site at www.go.und.edu.
Online admission matrix
UND’s automatic admission standards are now in place
for new students entering in the fall 2005 semester. The
detailed automatic standards are described at www.go.und.edu/apply.html.
Students are encouraged to apply for admission even if they
don’t meet the automatic admission standards —
the online admission matrix (http://www.undeerc.org/enrollmentservices/matrix/)
can help students understand their projected admission status
before they apply.
Online cost estimator
UND is an outstanding value for many students. To highlight
this, we have developed an online undergraduate cost estimator
that allows students to find out what the typical tuition
and fees are for students from their state, province or
foreign country. To see, go to http://www.und.edu/enroll/costestimate.html.
Online scholarship estimator
The scholarship offerings at UND have a significant impact
on the decision to attend school. The scholarship estimator
will give students an idea of what they may be eligible
for based on their personal standardized test scores and
GPA. This information is currently available through the
online admission matrix (http://www.undeerc.org/enrollmentservices/matrix),
but will soon be available for those who just want to consider
our scholarship options at http://go.und.edu/paying.html#3.
Online open house registration
This year’s open house is scheduled for Saturday,
Oct. 9. Students who plan to attend UND in the fall of 2005
are encouraged to register online at www.go.und.edu.
— Kenton Pauls, director, enrollment services.
In last week’s obituary for William Cornatzer, the
name of his daughter was incorrect. Cards of condolence
may be sent to Nancy Cornatzer Turner, 310 Cole Drive, Huntsville,
Memorials may be directed to the UND Foundation and designated
for the William E. Cornatzer Memorial Chair in Biochemistry,
Box 8157, UND, Grand Forks, ND 58202.
Survivors include his sister, Ann Truitt of San Francisco,
Calif.; step-sister, Sally Ruth James of Mocksville, N.C.;
children, Nancy C. Turner, M.D. and husband Jon Turner,
M.D. of Huntsville, and William E. Cornatzer, M.D. and wife
Dona Cornatzer of Bismarck, several grandchildren and great
Studio One lists
Studio One will celebrate its 300th show by interviewing
alumnus Tom Buehring on the next edition, airing on Channel
3 in Grand Forks.
Tom Buehring, co-founder of Studio One who proposed the
idea in 1986, will share his experience launching a live
television show and discuss the immense changes that have
taken place. Buehring is currently working at a news station
in Nashville, Tenn.
Also on the next edition of Studio One, we’ll take
an inside look at how rural health care professionals prepare
for disaster as they participate in a mock terrorist attack
to sharpen response skills. According to the creators of
the program, this training is essential for all rural communities.
Studio One, an award-winning news and information program
produced at the Television Center, airs live Sept. 30 at
5 p.m. Thursdays on UND Channel 3. Rebroadcasts 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 in Fargo,
Bismarck/Mandan, Minot, Minneapolis, the Portland, Ore.,
metro area, and Winnipeg, Manitoba.
– Studio One.
Center seeks volunteers for new zinc study
The USDA-ARS Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research Center
is looking for healthy women, ages 21-51, to participate
in a 16-week zinc study. This study will determine the amount
of zinc our bodies absorb and require from food.
Meals and beverages will be provided by the Center for eight
weeks and six days. Earn $1,344.
The study is open to smokers. Participants must not be
regularly using medications other than birth control pills
or hormone replacement therapy.
Participants must not have been pregnant in the past year.
Pregnant women are not eligible for this study.
For more information, call (701) 795-8396 or apply online
— Brenda Ling, Grand Forks Human Nutrition Research
for menopause study
If you are between 42 and 65 years old and interested in
contributing to the science of menopause, helping to identify
methods to reduce symptoms, and getting free test results
that include nutritional analysis, body composition, foot
reflexology treatment(s), and blood examination (hormone
profile, assessment for insulin resistance/diabetes), you
have an opportunity to participate in a study about menopause.
Very few studies have documented the impact of menopause
on women. This study will look at nutritional intake, physical
activity patterns, and medical history in relation to menopause.
Benefits include free nutritional analysis of your food
intake, free body composition analysis, free foot reflexology
treatment (some women will receive multiple treatments),
and free laboratory tests (about half of the sample).
We are seeking female employees between 42 and 65 years
of age who are going through or have gone through non-surgical
menopause and have not had gynecological surgery (partial
or total hysterectomy). Tubal ligations are acceptable.
You should not be treated for diabetes or for cancer; or
be treated with prescription steroids (for example, Prednisone).
If you participate, you will complete questionnaires about
menopause, your medical history, and your dietary intake;
participate in an interview about your physical activity;
agree to have body measurements taken; agree to receive
one or more foot reflexology treatments; and agree to have
blood drawn (about half of the sample); and spend between
3 and 6 ½ hours of your time, spread over a six-month
The study will be conducted at the College of Nursing and
Student Health Service. To sign up or for more information,
call Heidi Schneider at the Wellness Center to schedule
an appointment, 777-2719.
– Donna Morris, principal investigator, nursing.
for nutrition/memory study
In collaboration with James Penland of the Grand Forks
USDA Human Nutrition Research Center and Patricia Moulton
of the UND Center for Rural Health, we are recruiting younger
adults, age 21 to 35, and older adults, age 60 to 80, to
participate in a study of the effects of nutritional status
on age differences in memory performance. The study takes
about three hours to complete. The testing will occur at
the Human Nutrition Research Center in Grand Forks. You
will be paid $25 for your participation.
Your scores will be completely confidential and will not
be associated with your name; you will be given a subject
number and your name will not be used. Participation will
be limited to those without any previous history of a stroke,
multiple sclerosis, or Parkinson’s disease. If you
are interested in scheduling a time to participate or in
finding out more about the study, please call Brian VanFossen
– Tom Petros, professor of psychology.
for parenting study
We are seeking single mothers, who have never been married,
divorced, separated, or widowed, of children age 3, 4, and
5 to participate in a study on parenting. Participation
takes less than one hour, and involves completion of questionnaires
about parenting. Mothers will be compensated $5 for their
time. Call Matt Myrvik at 777-4348 for information.
– Jan Orvik, editor, for Matt Myrvik, psychology
first concert Saturday
The Greater Grand Forks Symphony opens its 96th season
with a concert of music from the British Isles Saturday,
Oct. 2, at 7:30 p.m. at the Empire Arts Center, downtown
Grand Forks. Maestro Timm Rolek returns for his 10th and
final year with the orchestra to conduct the first of five
concerts throughout the season. The orchestra will be joined
by oboist Gerard in a Reuter in a Grand Forks premiere of
contemporary British composer Gerald Finzi's Interlude for
Oboe and Small Orchestra. Tickets are available in advance
by calling 777-4090, or at the door beginning one hour before
The Thursday Music Club, in what has become a welcome local
tradition, will host a reception for everyone in attendance
at Saturday’s concert, including all the musicians.
In addition, musician sponsors — community members
who provide support in the name of individual musicians
— will be presented with colorful corsages, and board
president Steve Silverman will open the season and announce
the ongoing search for a new music director. Current conductor
Timm Rolek announced last season that 2004-2005 would be
his last year in Grand Forks.
– Grand Forks Symphony.
The office of research and program development congratulates
the following faculty and staff who were listed as principal
or co-principal investigators on awards received during
Administration and finance, Randy Eken; anthropology, Dennis
Toom, Greg Wermers; atmospheric sciences, Michael Peollot;
biochemistry and molecular biology, John Shabb; biology,
Rick Sweitzer; Bureau of Educational Services and Applied
Research, Edward Simanton; Center for Rural Health, Mary
Amundson, Patricia Moulton, Susan Offutt; civil engineering,
Yeo Lim; conference services, Jennifer Raymond; counseling,
David Whitcomb; Earth System Science Institute, George Seielstad;
EERC, Steven Benson, Donald Cox, Charlene Croeker, Kevin
Galbreath, Jay Gunderson, Steven Hawthorne, Michael Holmes,
Jason Laumb, Dennis Laudal, Stanley Miller, Edwin Olson,
John Pavlish, Wesley Peck, Daniel Stepan, Ronald Timpe,
Chad Wocken, Ye Zhuang, Jill Zola, Christopher Zygarlicke;
geography, Devon Hansen, Mohammnad Hemmasi ; INMED, Eugene
DeLorme; marketing, Mary Askim, William Lesch, Robert Tangsrud;
neuroscience, Sharon Wilsnack; nursing, Ginny Guido; pediatrics-Fargo,
Larry Burd; pharmacology, physiology, and therapeutics,
Matthew Picklo, James Porter; physical therapy, Peggy Mohr;
Regional Weather Information Center, Bruce Smith, Jeffrey
Tilley; School of Medicine and Health Sciences, H. David
Wilson; social work-CFSTC, Peter Tunseth; sociology-SSRI,
Cordell Fontaine; student health services, Alan Allery;
teaching and learning, Lynne Chalmers; University police,
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, office of research
and program development.
for NSF major research instrumentation program
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has issued a solicitation
for proposals to its major research instrumentation program
(MRI). The program assists in the acquisition or development
of major research instrumentation that is, in general, too
costly for support through other NSF programs. Proposals
may be for a single instrument, a large system of instruments,
or multiple instruments that share a common or specific
research focus. Computer systems, clusters of advanced workstations,
networks, and other information infrastructure components
necessary for research are encouraged. Awards for instrumentation
will range from $100,000 to $2 million. Lesser amounts will
be considered in proposals from the mathematical sciences
or from the social, behavioral and economic science community.
Approximately $75 million is available for fiscal year 2004.
An institution may submit up to three proposals to the
MRI program. Up to two proposals may be for instrument
acquisition. If an institution submits three proposals,
at least one of the three proposals must be for instrument
development. However, two or all three proposals may be
for instrument development. An institution may also be included
as a member of a legally established consortium submitting
a separate proposal, clearly labeled as such in the proposal’s
As a result of the limited number of proposals that can
be submitted, UND will conduct an internal review of preproposals.
Preproposals should consist of the following sections:
• Cover page listing the project name, collaborators,
contact person, total budget amount.
• Instrument(s) to be purchased or developed and its(their)
• Impact on the research program of the collaborators,
department(s), and college(s).
• Impact on the university’s mission as a whole.
• Detailed budget (including expected cost share amounts
Preproposals should be no more than five pages in length
using a reasonable format (1 inch margins, font size 11,
single-spaced). Preproposals are due in ORPD by 4:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 5. Criteria used for reviewing preproposals
will include appropriateness to the goal of the program;
probability for funding by NSF; reasonableness of budgetary
requests; and impact of the request on the university and
the academic units involved. Investigators will be notified
of the review results as soon as possible in order to provide
as much time as possible to prepare a final proposal for
Contact ORPD, 777-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org
for the complete NSF MRI announcement, or download it at:
— Barry Milavetz, interim director, office of research
and program director.
grant applications due Oct. 15
Friday, 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.
The third deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday,
Jan. 18, 2005. Travel applications will be considered only
for travel that will occur between Jan. 19, 2005 and May
2, 2005. No other applications will be considered.
The fourth deadline for submission of applications is Tuesday,
Feb. 15. 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.
The fifth deadline for submission of applications is Monday,
May 2. Travel applications will be considered at that time
only for travel that will occur between May 3, 2005 and
Sept. 15, 2005. 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, it takes
into consideration the most recent SSAC 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 ORPD, 105 Twamley
Hall, 777-4278, or on ORPD’s web page (www.und.edu
under Research). Please be sure the forms you are using
are current. An original and 11 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.
– Fred Remer (atmospheric sciences), chair, Senate
scholarly activities committee.
for Frank Wenstrom research scholars
Frank Wenstrom dedicated his life to public service in
North Dakota. He served in the state senate and as lieutenant
governor, and chaired the constitutional revision committee.
Continuing his commitment to his state after his death,
he left his estate to the Department of Political Science
and Public Administration and the Bureau of Governmental
Affairs. To ensure that the money is used to continue to
serve the state of North Dakota, the department and bureau
are creating the Wenstrom Consortium for North Dakota Studies.
This consortium will support research on public policy issues
facing the state of North Dakota.
Undergraduate students working on honors theses or graduate
students working on independent studies or theses on issues
of relevance to public policy in North Dakota are eligible
to apply. Interested students should provide a proposal
(limited to two pages) including the following information.
1. Name, major, and year in school.
2. A brief title of the project.
3. A description of the project, including:
a. The nature of the project.
b. The work that the grant will support (the grant will
support only the gathering of data).
c. The anticipated project completion date.
The application should also include a budget on a separate
page. Allowable expenses include such things as postage,
stationery, and travel expenses. The grant will not cover
salary. Normally grants will not exceed $500; up to two
awards per semester will be made. Application deadline for
the first competition is Monday, Oct. 25. Applications should
be submitted to the Bureau of Governmental Affairs, Box
7167, Gamble Hall 160, and be clearly marked as Wenstrom
The applications will be reviewed by the members of the
Department of Political Science and Public Administration’s
Bureau of Governmental Affairs committee. Applications will
be judged based on the following criteria.
2. Relevance to North Dakota issues and problems.
3. A realistic time frame for completion.
Grant recipients must agree to permit the Bureau of Governmental
Affairs to publish the completed project report and to distribute
it to appropriate policy makers, administrators, and interested
— Mary Grisez Kweit, political science and public
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